[And my dad says the humidity’s supposed to last through Thursday. Blech.]
I saw TBQ’s post on Sunday and was inclined to vibe with her on the whole, “You build in an area like that, and shit happens.” That night, cousin Steve e-mailed being all “New Orleans is gonna end up flooded beyond repair and they’ll have to demolish everything and start over; tomorrow will be an historic day.” To which I was like, “Um, okay, whatever” ‘cause it’s cousin Steve. So today I was like Yeah, TBQ (on the news coverage -- of which I have of course seen none ‘cause I’m me).
Best thing I read today was possibly the following:
Wordsworth was a sentimental ponce, come down to it. He much preferred Coleridge. Or Eliot. Or really, Radiohead.My brother had his first day of college classes today and my mom called him tonight (he was supposed to call this-weekend-that-just-happened) but he was in a computer lounge so he was kinda monosyllabic (as he frequently is with us anyway) so my mom said, “So basically, not much has changed; it’s just that you’re in Troy now.” I cracked up.
-Wesley in "The Truth Is" by Jennifer-Oksana
Finally touched base with le Cat, which was wonderful, and have been talking to some other people. Much gladness, as I miss people. And once Smith starts up for real I get to start poking people about
My staffing firm sent me 3 chocolate chocolate chip cookies plus a Ben&Jerry gift certificate.
In looking for a particular exchange I was reminded of how much I *love* Lilo and Stitch.
Okay, I probably knew that ID4 had Brent Spiner (Data - TNG) but dude, it also has Adam Baldwin (Jayne - Firefly). Clearly I need to rewatch this movie.
I enjoyed Cinema Blend’s Fall Movie Preview for the most part, though I’m less than thrilled with the bit about Serenity though it gives it an anticipation level of 4/5. (Includes one of the promo images that’s everywhere, so if you want the blurb&comments without viewing the site I’ll c&p.)
I wrote approx. 700 words of darkfic at work -- which seems pathetically little considering I had *nothing* to do at work all day. Want to rewatch a particular Angel S4 arc but 2 MLN libraries own it and both are out (and the system is overloaded with AV requests, so there’s a moratorium on them currently). Le sigh. Will abuse btvsangel_canon instead. Which, admittedly, is more time-effective. Though I did rather want to be able to immerse myself in the arc rather than trying to pick out which canon details I’m gonna need. [Though actually the canon questions I have currently are from a slightly later arc.]
Amusingly, one of the subject categories for the DVD [in the MLN catalog] is "Vampires -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama." And it’s only for that one season of Angel. Clicking on the link gives me a page of the following subject categories.
- Vampires Africa East 
- Vampires Alaska Comic Books Strips Etc 
- Vampires California Fiction 
- Vampires California Los Angeles Drama 
- Vampires California Los Angeles Fiction 
- Vampires California Los Angeles Juvenile Fiction 
- Vampires California Northern Fiction 
- Vampires California San Francisco Fiction 
- Vampires Case Studies 
- Vampires Comic Books Strips Etc 
- Vampires Comic Books Strips Etc Fiction 
- Vampires Computer Games 
The number of books MLN does *not* have is making me sad recently.
- The Life of Evelyn Waugh: A Critical Biography (Blackwell Critical Biographies) by my advisor (see my Brideshead Revisited entry)
- The Action Heroine's Handbook ("it's entertaining, practical, useful, and just all around fun as hell. And I'm planning to use some of the goodies in there if I write a story where Rose has to: win a catfight, drink someone under the table, outrun a fireball, fake her own death, or escape when kidnapped." -tenebraeli)
- "Dorothy Parker's Elbow which is about writing and tattoos, and Ovid Metamorphosed which is a reworking of Metamorphosis" -ladyvivien