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So, my disclaimer here is that I'm not getting into whether or not Sarah Palin is qualified to be the VP. I'm still doing my own research on her background in politics, because I take everything the news & print media says with a BIG grain of salt, because the days of unbiased reporting are long, long past.

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Ah, I love the state I live in. We're just so ... unique. I couldn't help sharing.

According to SC hunting regulations (http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/huntingrules.pdf, third column if you don't believe me), “It is unlawful…to molest deer while any part of the deer is in water.”

Deer on land, that’s OK. A bear in the water, take your chances. But stay away from the deer while they’re in the water. That just wouldn’t be right.

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Yet another random post. Been working most of the night and so I paused to glance at my flist, part of which includes a Twilight comm. So yeah, I've really enjoyed the series. Picked it up two months ago because Golden Child wanted to read it and I figured it might be a good idea to preview a teenage vampire love story. As much as I enjoy good smut, I'd just as soon my all-too-mature 12-year-old didn't and I didn't have a clue that SM was keeping it virginal.

Anyway, point being, I was once again compelled to read all the back and forth bickering over "OMG, it SUCKED, SM is a wh*re, people who like it are a**holes," and "This is the best thing since the Bible, SM is the second coming, and people who DON'T like it are a**holes," and WHY people feel that way. A predominant thought seems to be that the book sucks dirty gym socks because *gasp* Cut because I don't want to get lynched for possibly spoiling anything per Breaking DawnCollapse )
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Note to self: Little to no sleep, a venti iced coffee with two additional espresso shots on top of the three already added and the sum total of a banana for nutrional intake for the day add up to feeling like I've had a couple of tequila shots. Just saying.
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As summer wanes and I look forward to the joy of getting all my little rugrats back in school and some semblancy of sanity (yes, I say that fully tongue in cheek) restored to my life, I thought maybe it would be time to check in here and see what was going on. I got as far as the advertisements. If LJ is trying to subtly traumatize me into getting a paid account through annoying advertising, the pics of airbrushed, busty babes from the singles.net ads are definitely working.

Just ... ew.

Reminds me too much of the idiot at the amusement park that thought my 12-year-old daugher was 19. The sad thing? She nearly does look it. Let's just say she's had a very obvious growth spurt. *sigh*

So ends my wee smalls randomness as I go to squeeze in a few more hours of work. Hopefully I'll post more regularly (note that I said nothing about coherence) as the schedule settles down.

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Title: Peace
Author: sc_angel72
Characters/Pairing: Tenth Doctor
Rating: G
Spoilers: Journey's End
Disclaimers: Not mine. I just play in the sandbox.

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Title: Beginnings
Author: sc_angel72
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose
Rating: G
Spoilers: Journey's End
Summary: Sometimes beginnings are as difficult as endings. And sometimes they come together.
Disclaimers: Not mine. I just play in the sandbox.
A/N: Thank you kae_nine, wendymr, and dark_aegis for fellowship during the angst-fest, encouragement, not laughing at me too much when I have seriously blond moments and top-notch BR jobs. Although tonight the mistakes are mine 'cause I was too impatient to post to wait and I need to go shampoo my rug and let my brain rest.

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Current Mood:
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So I just watched the much anticipated, much-spoiled and already debated first part of the Moffat two-parter. Interesting ...

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Oh god, have I ever been this tired? I think I've logged between 15 and 20 hours of sleep since last Sunday and it's really hit me today. *yawn* I have this need to be a complete over-achiever with work, so I do things like I did last night: Got home from Golden Child's honors banquet and taking the kids out to dinner at 9pm. Had a call on the machine from my boss saying there was an overnight expedite and could I pitch in and help. Of course I said yes and after getting the munchkins in bed, worked till 3am. Up at 5:45, life moves on. But today I'm not so much moving forward with it. I have another deadline due today and the most I've done is look at it dispassionatly. Ugh.

In other news, I am officially old now. Don't laugh. Golden Child is now officially a woman. She was very calm about it, I was not. We were at a restaurant and she came out telling me that she thought she'd started. My response was a horrified "Why?!?!?" She gave me the "Oh, Mother" look. *sigh* I knew it was coming, but, well, I wasn't ready for it, either. Oh god, my baby could have a baby. Technically. I think I'm going to buy a gun. Of course, she might shoot me with it if she new I posted about all this on the internet!!!! Good thing my computer is password protected, huh?

Still, there's good news to be had as well. Starting at 6 pm, the ex has the children and I'm OFF till Sunday at 6. Off Mommy duty, at least. Still have some office work to do, but outside of that, I'm going to SLEEP. Until i wake up on my own, even.

All right, toddling back to stare at work again. Wish me luck!

Update: SOB just called to tell me that he won't be able to take the children tonight. He ALWAYS gets in from out of town on Fridays around 4, but supposedly he JUST realized that he has a later flight this time. *curses loudly* Yeah, like he JUST figured that out. Motherf**ker. Yeah, he's still goign to take them tomorrow, but that means I don't even get a full day off Mommy duty. I'm going to haev a good cry, then slash the bastard's tires.
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New icon. Had to show it off. *evil grin* Much love to the always talented, never boring, dave7 for the gift!
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I had to take a break from work, so I distrated myself with this little ficlet/drabble (wendymr I can't remember what's what!) based off the trailer for the second half of the series of DW. 319 words, un-beta'd, appropriate for all. Oh, and Spoilerific if you haven't seen this series or specifically the new trailer.

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Monday afternoon. Kids off with their dad. Must go grocery shopping. Yuck. Would prefer to read DW babyfic that I know will make me groan, but I'm compelled to read it anyway. Is this a some psychological response to not wanting to grocery shop and/or the HOURS of typing I have ahead of me tonight? Could be.

It just occurred that I'm hungry because I've only eaten a piece of string cheese and a diet coke today. Well, duh.

For those of y'all still waiting for responses from me, I'm not ignoring you, I promise!! Just been running around like a crazy person for at least the last three days. May be Wednesday before y'all hear from me again. Work's looming over me like Mt. Everest.

Oh, and latest DW spoiler? Yuck. Why do I read them?

Okay, my audio's done downloading and evil!laptop needs no more babysitting. Off to fill the pantry so the kids don't eat me this week.

Later f'list!

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So, busy LJ night. Did a 'play' post and I figured I should do a 'real' one as well and let those of you who've wondered if I'm still alive know that I am indeed alive and kicking. Things are interesting. Busy. Somewhere along the lines I lost my mind and decided it was a good idea to be homeroom mom for two of my four, so the last few days have been spent in prep for Halloween parties at school tomorrow. And then of course there's the big to-do at church tomorrow night. We do that instead of trick-or-treating because it's more fun (they have rides and FREE candy and games and the works) and I don't have to worry about random hordes of teenagers harrassing my kids. Which has been known to happen, even with us with the kids.

Anyhow, otherwise, life is still nuts. The hubby is rarely home thanks to the job, which is both a good and a bad thing. Regardless, the offshoot is that I'm burned out liek whoa. Thank god my beach trip with my girlfriends is this weekend. Leaving on Friday morning for a luxury condo in a ritzy resort at Myrtle Beach. Great company, great cocktails and great times. And I need it. Badly.

Not much more to add at the moment, expect to those of you lovelies that have been waiting to hear from me, I haven't dropped you, I promised. I'll pop on and catch you up soon. *hugs*
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This post isn't going to make sense to many, but we'll just call it cathartic.

First off, let me just say that I love it when the chickens come home to roost. Talk about full circle. And just for the record, I'm laughing my ass off, too. Think I'm evil? That's okay. The whole thing couldn't amuse me more if it had been written as a comedy. Granted, one full of randomly deluded, bitter, self-absorbed, self-righteous and clueless people, but hey, it's a cruel world. We take amusement where we can get it.

Oh, and did I mention a complete lack of originality? Of course, given the lack of reality, I suppose that's quibbling over tiny details. This little fantasy-land isn't real life, sports fans. Not even close. And if you take it so seriously that you find your soul shredded, then take a pill and call a doctor, because honest-to-god, you need help.

And so ends my cryptic posting for the day. Have a good one, flist.

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Oooh yeah. I nearly screwed the pooch (as my brother is fond of saying) big time. Read more...Collapse )
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So... taking a break from packing just to give a shout out that we're off to Indianapolis for a long weekend for a wedding, so I'll pretty much be offline until Monday afternoon. I will be checking email though (hubby's taking his computer) so if you need me, you know how to reach me! Of course, that's assuming the kids don't go cannibal and eat me on the twelve hour trip tomorrow...
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Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

That's what I think of you, m'dear grrarrg0908. Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!!!

I hope you have the most wonderful of days, babe. Wish I was there to take you out for dinner and drinks and general hijinks. Love you much, doll.
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So yeah, my mother, god love her, is a complete liar. Waaaaaaaaaaaay back during my teen years when she had to pry me out of bed with threats of bodily harm to get me up in time for school, she promised me that someday when I grew up and had children, I'd become a morning person. Ha. Haha. Hahaha. She lied. Here I am, 34 and have had at least one child in school for the past five years, and I am still not a morning person. Even when I go to bed at a decent hour, like I did last night. 5:45am is just an ungodly hour. Period.

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Update: 10:35am and I've sanded and primed the entire two story foyer. Go me!! I now return you to your regularly scheduled LJ reading.



And the cat just hacked up a massive hairball on the carpet. Ew. Are we sure somebody didn't muck up the calendar and it's really Monday????
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Current Music:
The Doodlebops (Somebody save me!)
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Gacked from bellacosity because... uhm... I'm avoiding all the household chores I should be doing.

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Sorry for spamming non-Doctor Who fandom folks, but I just wanted to quickly pimp a new community some friends and I have just started. It's called twdw_muses and is a prompt community to keep the creative juices flowing for DW/Torchwood fanfic. No deadlines, no pressure, just ideas, inspiration and hopefully lots of good, fun fanfic!

Come check us out!

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Gacked from padawanpooh because my mind is melting while my kids listen to story hour at the library.

If You Ruled the Land . . . by wackyweasel
Your first name:
How you gained your rule:
Your title is:Your Majesty - straight-up, no fuss
Your symbol is:the cat, because cats are fluffy and nice
You rule from:an ice palace - cold, but so, well, cool!
At your side is:your Royal Chocolate Carrier
Your enforcers, troops, and guards are all:veeeery heavily armed
Your most popular law is:"Whack Your Boss With A Dead Fish" Day
Your least popular law is:Hot people register for draft; hey, your guards get old
Your worst enemy is:Johnny Depp - possibly hotter than you in good light
Your popularity rating is:: 23%
Your chance of being overthrown is:: 61%
Quiz created with MemeGen!


I could live with that. I really, really could.
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Per the SG-1/SGA crossover tonight, could there be any more totally lickable testosterone than having Shepard and Mitchell in a room together? *keels over* I still love McKay for his huge... brain, but as far as pure maleness, the aforementioned pair are just plain HOT.

*ahem*

More later when coherence has returned.

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Bizarre. Tried to post this a couple of times and while the entry showed up in the input screen, it didn't after it supposedly posted. Verra, verra odd.

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Nicked from hawaii5063 because I need distraction or I shall follow through on finding gypsies to sell my children to. And yes, it's still hot as hell.

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So, after spending $300+ to have the air conditioning fixed last week, it's out again today. *curses loudly* Called the repair company, they'll be out later, but I'm a little nauseous thinking they're going to tell me we need a new system. House is 20yrs old (sans the lack of a REAL master bath *mutter*) and they've been telling us every summer for the last three that the original system is on it's last legs. And bloody hell if having to shell out $5000 for a new system isn't going to set our new house plans back a year. *more muttering*

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So I've replied here and there on stuff, but I figured I'd gather my thoughts in one place. Beware of Weeping-Inducing SpoilersCollapse )
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How completely and utterly sad is it that my day is revolving around when the series finale of Doctor Who will show in the UK, when people will start posting reactions so I can read spoilers and how soon somebody will get it up to someplace that actually let's me download? And my god, I'm cleaning to pass the time.

Sad. Very sad. I might need professional help.

After I find out what happens, of course. Then the men in little white coats can come and carry me off. Anytime before and I'll bite off their fingers.

That is all. Well, until I ramble at length after I've seen the ep, of course.

Oh, PS... for those that usually catch me there, my IM is still weird, so better chance of getting me here or email.

Current Mood:
anxious anxious
Current Music:
Run ~ Snow Patrol
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Army of Ghosts. Intweeeging! Thoughts behind the cut for spoilers. So a Doctor, a Chav and a Shopgirl go into a pub...Collapse )
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So, life is good in the islands. Seriously. Rum punch, pristine beaches, eating out every night, rum punch... Oh, and did I mention jewelry? *grins* Had to post just to throw up a pic of my 'momento' of our vacation to St. John as well as a pic of where I spent my morning lolling about. ;) At the moment we're cleaning up the villa and getting ready to head out in the morning back to reality. Hope everyone is doing wonderfully. *hugs flist* See you all later in the week!

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Yes, sports fans, my clan has indeed returned home. Got back about 9pm last night, forced myself to actually unpack and then set up for setting up for vacation bible school. Spent the ENTIRE day at church, from 9am to 6:30pm creating an igloo out of a very blah classroom. Yay for Dale and creative styrofoam ideas. Anywho, dragged my exhausted crew out for a bite and now I'm on the verge of total collapse. Remind me next year not to go on vacation the week before VBS. It was a very, very stupid idea in the grand scheme of things, despite having much fun. OMG, TIRED. 9+ hour drive and only five hours of sleep last night make Ashley a very groggy girl. So, I shall sleep. But wanted to give the head's up that we're all back alive and well and for those of you waiting on me, I should be online tomorrow afternoon.

*loves massively and goes to collapse before trying to corral 20 six-year-olds for four hours tomorrow*

*weeps*

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*waves from sunny Memphis, TN*

Had to check email and few various and sundry things, so I figured I'd take the time to post the pics I've promised a few of you. Having a smashing time at Mom's despite having roasted myself to an utter crisp. Like a resort here, almost. My mother is obsessive about landscaping and her house and such, which you'll see in the pics. And today the maid comes. La-de-DA, I tell you. But boy is it nice for a week. Anywho, enjoy the picspam, flist! Hope you're all doing well.

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So, it's been ages since I posted, so I thought I would. The obsession of Doctor Who has eaten me alive recently and what online time I don't spend RP'ing over at Aftermath on GreatestJournal, I have spent writing Doctor Who fic. *melts* Seriously. Obsession just seems too light of a word. But anyway, just finished my first chaptered fic EVER. Go me! Just in case anyone's interested (no, I'm not shamelessly pimping, really! Seriously! Well... maybe. ;) ) it's Ten/Rose from S2 and lives here as well as in my memories. I'm all sad that one's finished, but thank goodness for rampant bunnies. Can't seem to get enough.

In RL news, kids are all out of school for the summer as of this past Friday and I'm going to pack them up and take them to mom's for a week--can you say gated community with in-ground pool in the back yard?!--before we come back for a week of VBS (yes, I'm insane, I'm teaching 22 'finishing' first graders) and then, glory hallelujah, Dale and I head off to St. John for SIX DAYS. No children. Best friend is keeping them here at home. How COOL is that????????

Oh, and we have FIVE weddings to go to this summer. How NOT cool is that? Bleh.

Anywho, I'll finish up the randomness with a bit of teh funny which I think most of you will appreciate. Ta-ta flist. Hope everyone is doing wonderfully!

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So I haven't posted in, oh, EVER, so I thought I'd bore my flist with generic rambling. Finally back on my feet after the surgery back in February, which is a nice feeling. Although I can still feel it if I do too much lifting and such. Picked up Gracie last week (she weighs about 45 pounds) and ended up having to take a pain pill later. Ouch. But still, aside from lifting five year olds, I don't have many limitations. The kids are all growing like weeds. *weeps* Last night I watched a 14yr old boy from down the street lean on the fence and flirt with my ten year old. And watched her smile and blush in return. *weeps more* Granted, I could hear the conversation and it was perfectly innocent. It was just the looks on their faces. *runs out to buy chastity belt, just to be safe*

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I have aggression issues this week. I admit it. Family drama is escalating to previously unimagined heights. Formerly mean-as-a-snake grandmother is now mean-as-a-snake AND crazy-as-a-fucking-loon. And she's trying to have my mother and uncle arrested. Head/deak. Looooooooooooong story. Suffice it to say my parents are about to be forced to get an attorney to protect themselves.

So anyhow, sitting several hundred miles away and unable to do much, I have pent up aggression. Today it was directed at people who lose sight of fandom/rpgs as an entertaining hobby and take it to a whole new level. I have decreed that there should be a warning label on fandom:

Not to be used as a life preserver

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