Transition in progress

Jul. 27th, 2017 10:45 pm
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I am now in Arizona and have internet at the new apartment. Job starts on Monday.

Grab bag

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:01 pm
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I've been lurking around the edges of the stuff out of SDCC and D23. The pirated Infinity War trailer was interesting? And utterly unsurprising.

A household that I'm friends with got news that their landlord is kicking them out with 60 days notice. Most of them have lived in the house for 19ish years? There is some flailing going on there. I took them out to dinner and it was nice to see them in the midst of their now imminent move and mine on Tuesday.

Did a walk around in my neighborhood. I am going to miss this place. I was finally able to articulate to a friend that while I'm sick of this area and how precious (and expensive) it's gotten, I've been squeezed out of the job market here and it sucks. And my destination wasn't on my radar as a spot to move to. Maybe after I get a cat again it won't suck?

Two sleeps left. I pack the truck tomorrow afternoon.


Jul. 21st, 2017 10:16 pm
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Found a Travelsmith jacket is my meandering today. I've been visiting my regular haunts before I move away. T'was a nice bonus.

4 sleeps left.

Stargate Origins, a webisode series? Hmm.

Very little of note

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:54 pm
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Started a few fights on fb. Always fun.

B ordered and/or bought all the Funko SDCC exclusive pops that she wanted so that's done too. One of the required a 90 minute drive each way but it was entertaining so I didn't mind. Not sure what she's going to do next year.

Went through my many small boxes of family photos looking for what stuff I have from one side of the family. End result? 11 boxes of photos of the paternal side, 1/2 a box from the maternal side. Thing is, until my generation both side of the family were at about the same socio-economic level. One of them was just way more into taking pictures than the other as far as I can tell. And it held true through mine and family vacations. We just didn't take pictures when we were with them in comparison to the dozens we did on the other side. It's so odd.

Saw a picture of my maternal grandmother as a young woman for the very first time this morning, sent to me digitally by a second cousin (I love the future). It's a little tough to tell from the photo but she can't be older than 30 in it which is much younger than the age 60ish photo I'd seen a long time ago. We apparently looked a lot alike and this photo does show that family resemblance rather strongly.

5 sleeps left.
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1. Package that got stolen is still missing. Vendor says I should appeal to my bank for a refund. Doing that tomorrow.

2. Got off the phone with a distant cousin I've never talked to before. My sister did a 23andMe test and all the family tree folks are coming out of the (heh) woodwork because I have 20 years worth of my research up online and they wanna see it. It was lovely but unexpected.

3. Guy who hired me for the job in PHX is now not going to be my boss at all. He and another dude have switched positions (dictated from much further up the chain) so I'm walking into a job where I don't even know the dude I'm going to be working for. Yay? The team is apparently excited to meet me and get started so that's something.

6 nights left.

Rare meme-ry

Jul. 18th, 2017 10:42 pm
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Tell me about the episode (or book chapter) that never appeared in one of your fandoms but should have.

SGA: More of Ronon's backstory. Yes, we got the fall of Sateda but I want to see what it looked like 10 years before that. They clearly had a rich culture. Basically I wanted more of the real Pegasus Galaxy. In fact, how about a season 2 that didn't immediately go back to Earth.

MCU: Captain America 3 - one that wasn't dominated by the faux ideology problems of Stark v. Rogers. Alternatively, how about a Black Widow heist movie? Or a Wasp movie set in the 70s.

Outlander: [No, can't do it. It would need for the source material to have something even remotely resembling real world economics and morality and the books just don't do that.]

All kinds of stuff gone

Jul. 18th, 2017 04:07 pm
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Sold off two gigantic boxes of books (yay). Got a box from Lands End stolen - it was downstairs when I left with my giant boxes of books but wasn't when I came back 45 minutes later. I live in a gated apartment building which means someone in the building took it. I've left a note but I don't have much hope I get my stuff.


Update: Lands End said to dispute it with my bank (which is already closed for the day). Ugh.

MCU stuff

Jul. 17th, 2017 08:31 pm
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In fandom news can I say thank goodness S. Stan came out and said he was not in Black Panther? I swear I heard a chorus of angels fly out of tumblr. I mean, I like my Standard Issue White Dude as much as the next person but he doesn't need nor should he be in that movie. Defrost his flat butt six months later for Infinity War. I am so not into the casual racism that's only going to ramp up like crazy over the next year. Ugh.

Another day closer

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:45 pm
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No packing at all today.

Watched the Woman in Gold. Lovely film with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Tatiana Maslany and a host of others. I'd read the article about the Klimt paintings and the movie about a year ago when the movie was getting ready to come out. It's a quiet piece that only dips into a chase sequence once (and that felt like something that the studio made them put in because it doesn't match the rest of the film at all??). Helen was Helen and I was quite pleasantly surprised by Ryan Reynolds. I think because we see him so often in over the top stuff its easy to forget there is a quite talented actor in there.

I'm enjoying the quiet while I've got it and enjoying the companionship of my cats while I can still live with them.


Jul. 15th, 2017 07:55 pm
jamie: John Sheppard caption: all work and no porn make shep a sad boy (no porn)
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Got rid of some stuff (put it on the curb, gone in less than 10 minutes). Went shopping on 4th Street which has a lot of small local shops. I only got stuff from the local stationary/calligraphy store but I did get some pizza from Bette's Oceanview Diner and looked around in the two really beautiful Japanese stores. I was tempted by some of their stuff but I don't know what the new apartment really is going to be like yet so I'm holding off. Ducked into Sur Le Table for a hot second - only thing I know I need for the new kitchen they don't have. So overall it was really good for my wallet as well as what I can take with me to Phoenix.

Watched Moana for the first time. Lovely animation. Found myself skipping through bits of it and I'd already seen, thanks to Tumblr the big moment. It was moving? It's just that the beats were so predictable that I knew exactly how much I could skip forward on Netflix and still hit them.

In the midst of re-watching The West Wing except I've hit season 4 and it kinda goes to crap there. Debating switching over to due South. Been a long time since that one.


Jul. 15th, 2017 06:08 pm
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My tumblr url is hotpresscopper in case you were looking for fannish content with a side of activism, meta, and writer resources.


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