August 18th, 2008

tv // lbd // shoulder touch

Reflections on yesterday's to-do list

- Almost finished reading APoM. I have a habit of speed-reading something the first time through and I'm trying to make myself take this a little slower so I actually, um, remember what I read.
- Did laundry -- well, most of it. I have one last load of whites/towels in the dryer atm.
- Found some of my bedroom floor. My God I have a lot of crap.
- Went shopping with my aunt... bought two outfits for work at Kohl's, and she bought me an outfit at Penney's.
- Did not go to Gottschalks, but did order two cute pairs of shoes from shoebuy.com. Yay for 20% off!
- Got my FasTrak and registered it and everything
- Watered plants
- Chlorinated the pool

I also watched a couple Charmed eps (I'm now in early S4), downloaded more X-Files eps for when I'm done with Charmed (up to S6... I loved S6), worked on my SGA music vid, and... I guess that's it.

Today I need to vacuum, straighten up the living room and kitchen (because my folks might be home today or might be home tomorrow, but with my luck they'll be home in like 5 minutes), finish laundry, excavate some more of my room, and... I'm wondering if I should call the school district. I was fingerprinted on Wednesday and I haven't heard from them since then. What do you guys think?

ETA: Okay, called HR and got voice mail... we'll see if anything comes of that.
  • Current Music
    Olympic men's volleyball - USA vs Japan
etc // scared of commies

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I'm watching the Olympic baseball game - US vs China - on MSNBC. I think this would be the first time I've ever watched anything on MSNBC...

Seems like it was a very messed up game, which probably comes from the stupid rule of letting the host team qualify for everything, meaning that the Chinese team didn't know what the hell they were doing and even had to borrow an American manager. Of course when you don't have any control over your pitches and end up hitting 6 different batters, including plunking one guy in the head and giving him a concussion, that doesn't do a whole lot to foster international peace and harmony.

The commentators mentioned that there won't be any baseball in the next summer games, and probably not softball either. They also said that the reason the Chinese don't have a very good baseball team is because the government hasn't had a lot of interest in it. I guess that's what you get in a communist country... if the government doesn't think it's important, it isn't. Can you see the US complaining that we haven't won any medals in weightlifting because the US government hasn't had a lot of interest in it?
  • Current Mood
    annoyed annoyed
usa // don't tax me bro

Another current events poll

In the current Russia/Georgia situation, which side is most 'at fault'?

Russia is most at fault
4(40.0%)
Georgia is most at fault
1(10.0%)
Both sides are equally at fault
3(30.0%)
Don't know
2(20.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
0(0.0%)

What should the US do?

Give non-military assistance to Russia
0(0.0%)
Give military assistance to Russia
0(0.0%)
Give non-military assistance to Georgia
0(0.0%)
Give military assistance to Georgia
0(0.0%)
Remain impartial and facilitate negotiations
1(10.0%)
Make a strong statement on behalf of Russia
0(0.0%)
Make a strong statement on behalf of Georgia
1(10.0%)
Stay out of it altogether
2(20.0%)
Consult the international community
0(0.0%)


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ETA: Oh well isn't this interesting: Chavez: Russia wants to send naval fleet to Venezuela
  • Current Mood
    thoughtful thoughtful
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tv // lbd // shoulder touch

Club100 day one, reading list 2008

Yes, starting over at last.

Technically I suppose that I could count the work I did last night on my SGA fic (it's just about 18,000 words) but I hadn't really decided to resume club100 until tonight so it wouldn't be fair.

Tonight, so far, I have written 255 words on a strange little story that has no doubt been the result of watching too many Charmed episodes.

Speak of, I saw Drew Fuller on Army Wives tonight. I don't normally watch AW, but I was flicking and saw him and yum. He looks pretty good in a uniform, although there was a sad lack of close-up shots of his face. I still think he was much more hot as Chris, though. Mmmm.

Okay, reading list update time:

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41. The Wandering Fire by Gay Gavriel Kay [x]
42. The Sharing Knife: Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
43. The Sharing Knife: Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold [x]
44. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card [x]

I'm in the process of reading The Case Against Barack Obama by David Freddoso, but I can only do that one a little at a time because it tends to piss me off. I have the next book in the series by OSC, but I think I'm going to jump genres and reread Jacqueline Carey's Banewreaker