So much disco in such a tiny box.

Jul. 4th, 2015 01:28 am
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12:13 PM * Azz ambles in a Silly Valley-ward direction
12:25 PM <Purple> hope Azz isn't going to work

Azz was, in fact, going to work. Partly because a conference week is not the world's most bountiful paycheck week (and therefore a four-day week the next week isn't the best choice) and partly because work has air conditioning.

I proceeded to turn on my disco lights and blast* Abney Park while catching up on the paperwork that drives my normal uncanny ability to remember arbitrary weird things.

* for values of "blast" that became nearly inaudible once you reached the bathrooms.

radius was also at work enjoying the air conditioning, as I learned once I checked in on IRC. He'd gone down to Curmudgeon* City to hack on some fun stuff, since it was a weekend.

* They're not jerks per se, but their group's team chat has an honorable history of being displayed in the team area using Microsoft Comic Chat.

The security guy came through and poked at the door, which was unlocking itself, accompanied by irritated beeping when you tried to lock it, again. He was seen on the phone, with some gesticulation. He went away. He returned with a buddy. They both poked at the door, which was no longer doing the thing. They went away.

Eventually it became closer to evening. radius and I made plans for dinner. Sensibly, he proposed that I drive us both, rather than having him go separately on his bike, as bike and dinner dress codes often differ. I was agreeable, but added that I would have to unearth the front seat of the car.

"I can sit on it," he demurred, not having seen what was in the seat.

"No, you cannot," I said, and proceeded to shuffle an amazing number of things out of my front seat: one of those fabric boxes that goes in the big IKEA cube shelves (filled with all manner of road trip snacks and less edible items such as alcohol wipes), any number of soft drink cups, cans, and bottles, a few used napkins, the empty container of blueberries that figured so prominently in Sunday's digestive misadventures*, a box of tampons, several cherry pits, an expended alcohol wipe, a household size fire extinguisher, and about five blueberries that had fallen down behind the snack box. The fire extinguisher wasn't exactly a surprise, because I knew it was there, but I'd sort of glossed over it in my mental accounting, which was mostly "all god's soda cans". radius helped by relaying a few trips to the bins. Mostly the fire extinguisher is in the car because you don't want a car to do something terrible without you have a fire extinguisher; not that I'm expecting him to do something terrible, but it would be just like a car to go ahead and do something like that if you didn't have one handy. So.

* 2 pounds of blueberries eaten over the course of about 11 hours of Saturday without actual solid food? after 2pm-ish? Not my best life choice.

We then went for dinner and gossip. I introduced him to the Book of Wholesome Hobbies. It's starting to get unwieldy, and I may have to start categorizing. There are an awful lot of prohibitions based on fire.

Eventually we traipsed back to work. I spent some more time whacking chunks of text around. The door started doing the thing again, of course when the other security guard wasn't looking. The first guy seemed frustrated. After he left, I went and poked at it myself. I went outside and badged the door, but didn't open it. The unlock window timed out, and the master door locked itself. Somewhat hesitantly, the problem door followed suit. So I may have figured out how to make it stop doing the thing. Next I need to figure out how to make it do the thing on command.

My notes are in better shape. Hooray!

My plans for tomorrow are approximately:

* Make ice.
* Fetch strawberries.
* Wait for evening to set in.
* Take ice, strawberries, liquid, and a lawn chair down the waterfront and set up.
* Watch other people let off fireworks.
* Share strawberries as appropriate.

Sense8 cast by larrypop(SFW)

Jul. 4th, 2015 03:46 am
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Fandom: Sense8
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject:Sun, Will, Riley, Capheus, Lito, Kala, Wolfgang, Nomi
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: ink maybe?
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: DA
Why this piece is awesome: Starting off with a piece of the entire cast. These are simple, stylized line drawings but the simplicity makes it a strong piece and the style really reminds me of some of the ancient greek art.
Link: sense8 cast


Jul. 4th, 2015 08:23 am
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via at July 04, 2015 at 03:15AM:
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via at July 04, 2015 at 02:30AM:


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Jul. 4th, 2015 06:49 am
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Uta no Prince-sama Icons

Jul. 4th, 2015 02:17 am
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Uta no Prince-sama x 100



Friday, July 3, 2015

Jul. 4th, 2015 12:16 am
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BUFFY: What is this? What's happening to you?

RILEY: I go back ... let the government get whimsical with my innards again ... They could do anything that- Best-case scenario, they turn me into Joe Normal, just... Just another guy.

BUFFY: And that's not enough for you?

RILEY: It's not enough for *you*.

BUFFY: Why would you say that?

RILEY: Come on. Your last boyfriend wasn't exactly a civilian.

BUFFY: So that's what this is about? You're going to die, all over some macho pissing contest.

RILEY: It's not about him. It's about us. You're getting stronger every day, more powerful. I can't touch you. Every day, you're just ... a little further out of my reach.

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Jul. 3rd, 2015 08:40 pm
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Tonight's round of surprise!ants (I hate this game, but the ants really seem to like it) led to me discovering that the ants were coming into the kitchen from underneath the light switch plate.

So along with the usual ant-related cleaning, I also broke out the caulking and caulked around the switch plates in the outside wall.

Which reminded me that I'd intended to use that caulk to re-caulk the sink...

... and before I knew it, I was two hours into a kitchen project I had had no intention of trying to tackle today. And now I'm exhausted. D:

Does anyone have any suggestions for breaking these kinds of cleaning chains? Where one chore -- sufficiently unexpected that I forgot to set any timers -- leads into a whole string of more chores?

Suggestions would be appreciated.

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Jul. 3rd, 2015 09:15 pm
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  166 x Empire (eps 1.1-1.4)


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Jul. 3rd, 2015 02:45 pm
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First of all, these are all fixed-width (800 pixels wide). [staff profile] denise said that was all right here. Well... actually she said it would be all right to have one fixed-width layout, but I already had all three of these in progress when I asked. :x If three is too many then just feel free to pick one, I guess (I'm fond of Reliable myself). (And if three isn't too many, I have several more potential header images I can use...)

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Molten Wartoad in Mire OH NOEZ!!!

Jul. 3rd, 2015 03:41 pm
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It flattened my entire party. I suppose they felt the need to have a Boss Monster there ... although Harpy's Roost still doesn't have one. And the Coarsefur Yeti in Boreal Wood is pretty pathetic compared with the Gold/Silverbeasts in Rainsong Jungle or the Mantarune or Wavesweeper in Kelp Beds.

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Jul. 3rd, 2015 02:13 pm
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I seem to have booked every Saturday in July except tomorrow with social things, including separate yet back-to-back trips out to the island (well, one's on a Friday). It's been a while since that happened. It's because it's my birthday month and also summer. I love summer. I should have Sundays to recover, though.

I'm also looking at a bunch of wsip (well, in some cases that's too generous - in some cases it's "use this title" and some notes) to see if I can finish something for Steve's birthday tomorrow. There's like seven of them, so I'm overwhelmed by choices.

I don't know, sometimes I feel like all of these ideas are too big and I just need something that's one small scene that I can write in a day. I feel a lot more intimidated by writing now than I did five or even ten years ago, and it certainly makes writing harder.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Jul. 3rd, 2015 11:44 am
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Hey, EED community!

Here is your daily exercise check-in post! Hope everyone is having a great day!


Jul. 3rd, 2015 11:20 am
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Miscellaneous Fables icons

20 icons here @ [community profile] oraclegreen


Jul. 3rd, 2015 05:09 pm
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I should get back into the habit of posting about every run I do, I find it motivating. But anyway, second half of June has been frustrating. I have had a couple of runs hovering around the 9'/km, which is ok but I was hoping to improve at least a bit now I'm back to regular running on hills.

Part of the reason I've plateau'd at the moment is that I'm only managing two-ish runs per week and I don't really improve unless I keep up 2½-3 runs a week. And part is that conditions have been horrible, sometimes on the edge of too cold for me even though it's June, and sometimes too hot and sticky. The worst is that at this time of year, especially in the evening, I keep breathing in tiny insects, blech.

So yes, I've done a few runs of 3.3 or 3.4 km in half an hour, and a few where I just couldn't finish, I did 20 minutes either as two sets of 10 with a walking break, or continuously but very slowly and completely unable to manage the last third. Today was a bit better, I wasn't pushing myself for speed but I felt comfortable rather than miserable throughout, and had no problem doing the full 30 minutes.

Of course today my Runkeeper app decided to be entirely useless. For one thing it couldn't find GPS properly, which is always annoying, but on top of that it was giving me nonsense data and telling me I was running 6½ minute kilometres, LOL. And it kept auto-pausing for no obvious reason. And it decided to give me timepoints at apparently random times and distances, instead of the five minutes and 1 km intervals I set it for. So it wasn't even useful for the audio cues to allow me to keep track of timings and keep motivated.

I couldn't even guess my final distance, because I managed to run past the local primary school just at hometime, so I took a shortcut through the student residences rather than trying to run through the milling crowds of parents and kids. So a slightly unfamiliar route and one with a bunch of twisty paths meaning I can't map it easily. I reckon it was somewhere around 3.4 km total, I would be surprised if it were substantially faster than that based on how it felt and how fast I was going for the parts I am familiar with. I mean, I know where the 1 km imaginary waypoint is, it happens to be at a corner, and I did that in under 9 minutes, so I at least started a tad faster than sometimes recently.
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