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for years i posted comments with the OpenID archersangel.blogspot.com (sometimes archersangel.dreamwidth.org when the other wouldn't work) now i upgraded to a regular account. my dreamwidth journal is the main one, my blogspot/blogger blog still is posted to now & then. this post over at DW has more about me, if you care to know.

the cross-osted entries say to comment at DW with OpenID, but you don't have to if you don't have an OpenID thing. You can post here on the entry.

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not a challenge, just a goal

for a while now i've wanted to read a book on/about each of the US presidents. i had read a truman biography by david mccullough a few years ago & liked it. but had been not really "into" reading stuff about the rest of the presidents.

however, this year with my book lender (formally booksfree) want to read list getting shorter i decided to give it a go. the problem is that for the more obscure presidents they don't have anything if you just search by name, sometimes it was just a collection of speeches they did, & even with looking stuff up on amazon & then looking to see if they have it, i only have 15 titles so far.

that said, there are 3 US presidents i'm not interested in reading about (the best president ever reagan, bush sr. & jr.) so that is 3 less i have to look for.

i have the first one (about washington) on the to-be-shipped list but it's a "rare book" so it might be awhile before i get it.

and it might take me longer that a year to do this.


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R.I.P carrie fisher

what can i say that has not been said by others, and better too i'm sure.

i've been thinking of adding some of her books (the princess diarist & surrender the pink) to my ever-growing list of stuff to read some day. i should see if booksfree (now called book lender) has them.

[Unknown LJ tag] has heard that star wars episode VIII is all about leia, which would be a nice tribute. at the very least they need to write a nice dedication of the movie to her.

goodnight sweet (well perhaps not very sweet) princesses.



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my brother's first NCIS: NOLA

because ther was no agents of s.h.i.e.l.d yesterday we watched NCIS: NOLA. it was my broth's first time watching it, here is some of his comments;

(about pride) is he supposed to have an accent? i replied yes. and there were complaints about the one he was doing in the beginning & had to change it. although i like the first one better.

whenspoilerCollapse )my brother said: you & your soap operas.

pride goes to get his gun: he keeps his gun in a filing cabinet?

they're interrogating someone & the door is open, you can see it leads outside, not into a hall:  wait. their interrogation room opens to the outside? me: it's a whole casual thing. it's just a building in the city. with only a couple of guards.



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random

the 3-sentence fic-a-thon is still going on. for how much longer, i don't know.

i got to see NCIS: NOLA "live" tonight because my brother's agents of s.h.e.i.l.d wasn't on. (squee!)

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i saw a video that zoe mclellan posted on her twitter (i think) that said the reason she's out of the show is because her "character ran her course": which is what i thought it was.

still don't like the new woman.
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HP 3-sentence fic (harry/ginny)

Any, any, the wisdom of serpents Collapse )

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3-sentence ficathon!

it just started on nov. 25 over atcaramelsilver 's so go & post a prompt or answer one or tow yourself.

i did one already;
Star Wars, Han/Leia, Tied Down Collapse )

shopping guide

i did this a few times & decided to re-post it.

not just for the holidays, but for any gift giving occasion.

edwardrhamiliton.com the place for books. some of the books are slightly damaged & if you don't mind that these are good bargains. i've bought from them for years and really like this company. the have the added bonus of having an actual catalog that you can have sent to your home, or one of you're friend's homes. most of their orders ship within 48 hours of them getting your order so i wouldn't do last-minute stuff with them.

sock dreams the place for socks & stockings. i've never used them, but heard many good things. if you, or someone on your list, likes unique socks and/or stockings this is the place to shop.

[Unknown LJ tag]  on deviantart who does scandinavia and the world has some merchandise now. (never got anything from here)

booksfree which is like netflix for books. they have various rental plans for 2 to 20 books at a time. take as long as you want to read then & then ship them back. they're all paperback editions, they also have MP3 & CD audio books and children's books. you can even have a combo plan. they usually have a 50% off the first month thing going on, so you use that to try it.

the guy who does rejected princesses has posters for sale, calendars & cards too. and now he has a RP book with a bunch of new entries.

adagio tea sells loose-leaf teas & tea paraphernalia. they have all kinds; black, decaf, green, etc. & even fandom blends! (it's better to search for the one you're interested in, than to look through their list) there could be more than one for what you're interested in. for example; there are a couple for daniel jackson of SG-1, so read the flavor description to see if it's something you might like. they sell sample tins that make about 5 cups (except for some which are 10 or the ice tea, which is 6 pouches that make 40oz), so you can try it before committing to a larger amount.
they even tell you at what temperature & how long to steep the teas for.
make sure you read the whole page for the tea you're interested in, as some are higher in caffeine than others. (never got anything from them)


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a warning

from twistedchick at DW
Reposted from my Facebook entry:

There is a supposed survey with Trump's and Pence's logo at the top that is alleged to be an official survey of attitudes toward their plans. Don't take it. Don't fill it out. Don't put your name on it.

It is deceptive to the max. It gives you the titles of bills they plan to submit to Congress, and programs they plan to do -- but these are doublespeak. It does not give you enough information to correctly interpret what you are being asked. The 'questions' are misleading, biased, incomplete, inadequate. For example, the 'infrastructure' plan to rebuilt highways (and that's all you're told -- do you like it or not?) is actually about privatizing them, selling them to individuals and making them all toll roads. But they don't tell you that. It's the same with everything else on this so-called survey -- all of it is 1984-style doublespeak, lies. There is no place to say that you are against anything, just 'no comment' -- so from the start the entire thing is biased, incorrect, not valid for true statistical measurement.

A valid survey would give you options similar to these: Like very much, like a little, neutral, dislike a little, dislike very much. This survey's choices are: Highly important, somewhat important, not important, no opinion. Do you see the difference? There is no way to say you oppose anything, only that you have no opinion -- which is a lie, if you are motivated enough to take the survey in the first place.

Let me also point out that posting it on Facebook is not a statistically correct way of obtaining survey results. Those who reply will be self-selected; there is no way to evaluate the respondents in any way to make sure there is a representative sampling of people from all viewpoints and geographic locations. In a real survey, respondents are carefully selected to make sure they meet the criteria set up by the surveyors -- for example, geographic location, income level, race, political views, age. There is no way to do that online. Respondents are likely to be either rampant Trump/Pence supporters or people who are deeply opposed -- but since the survey is slanted toward Trump/Pence support, anything else won't be measured properly.

I have written surveys. I have done surveying for elections and other purposes. This is not how it is done. None of this is professionally done. None of it is properly organized. There is no way to use this survey to arrive at a statistically correct result of any kind.

I suspect that what this is for is to collect the names of US citizens. I do not know why. But this thing is so fake, so purposely skewed to favor the incoming administration, that it cannot have a neutral or good purpose.

Don't fill it out. Don't answer it. Do please feel free to repost what I have written here.


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NCIS: NOLA S3 E6

well once againspoilerCollapse ), i wonder when they'll get tired of that.

andanother spoilerCollapse )



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oh, my eyes!

i'm not a fan of football, but i saw a couple minutes of the notre dame/army game today & when did notre dame change their colors?

they used to have a nice navy & gold & now its a combo of baby crap yellow & olive drab with a crap type set for the numbers. i was sick to my stomach.

a check of wikipedia ways that the colors are still blue & gold so maybe it was just for the army game. still, crap colors.

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a reminder

you need to to that whole fall-back thing tonight.

most computers & electronics should to it on their own, don't forget about an clocks (analog or digital) that you have in your house.

a lot of bboards & forums have a daylight savings option, check your settings to see if  that's an option.

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3 things for the writer

nanowrimo is soon, so here are 3 more things to help a writer. for a bunch more look here.

found via [Unknown LJ tag] words to replace said, grouped by attitude.

found via [Unknown LJ tag] another version of a character worksheet. with places for favorite/least favorite things, family relationships, habits, background & goals.

found via [Unknown LJ tag] how far can a person realistically travel in a day. examples for walking, horse riding, various forms of sea travel & even message by pigeon.

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in other TV news

the amazing race still doesn't have an air date. CBS usually as two a year, one in the spring & one in the fall. but because the network picked up full seasons of a couple of shows, i guess there's no room on the schedule.

'The Amazing Race,' Season 29 can get delayed further as CBS might be thinking of stretching the show into 2017, reports Enstarz. According to the news outlet, the wait is surely going to be unbearable for the fans but it may not be that bad too. CBS has not made any announcement regarding the return of Season 29 despite the fact that it has been completely filmed and is ready to air. The Fall TV lineup of the network did not mention anything about the show and it does not look like any announcement will be made in near future.

more here at headlines & global news


they should air it sooner, rather than later if for no other reason than to annoy d*nald t*rump because TAR kept winning emmys when his reality show didn't.
His claims that the Emmys were rigged against his show The Apprentice came back to haunt him during the third and final presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, when his claims the election is rigged were brought up, and she used his comments about the Emmys being rigged against him-and in favor of The Amazing Race, which has won 10 Emmys-to prove it was his way of thinking when things didn't go his way.

more here at enstars




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remembered what if forgot

what i wanted to post about was NCIS: NOLA (what's new?)

i was completely indifferent to the new woman in this week's episode, i suppose i was too distracted by trying to figure out why the actress who played sebastian lund's mother looked familiar. (it was wendie malick)

while looking for the ratings i found NCIS: NOLA got 65% on rotten tomatoes (i didn't know they did TV shows) 6.9 our of 10 on imdb & 5.4 our of 10 on tv.com

according to bythenumbers.zap2it the rating for this week, oct. 18, are only 9.56 million (come on people!)

but according to the same site:
Let’s get this out of the way: “NCIS: New Orleans” will be back in 2017-18. It’s covered by the Third Season Rule, which states that shows in their third full season, which are produced by their network’s affiliated studio, just about always get a fourth season.

“NCIS: New Orleans” fits all those criteria, and it’s a shoo-in to go to the very green syndication pastures its fellow “NCIS” shows enjoy. All that is a good thing for the show, especially at this moment, because it’s not doing especially well in the ratings.


i hope they're right.





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don't you hate it when

....you have an idea for something that you want to post and then forget what the frell it was?

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the on-going NCIS: NOLA saga

third verse, same as the first: i don't really care for the new woman.

might have disliked her a smidgen less after this week's episode. i read somewhere that in the sixth episode their going to reveal a more vulnerable side to the character & that will all magically make us like her. *gag*

it doesn't matter one bit if the viewers start to like her, if the rating keep going down like they are this is the end of the series.

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stuff for writers: info on illegal things

from[Unknown LJ tag]found via[Unknown LJ tag]

from the post:
It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports.



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