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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.


TNG 3-sentence fic

3-sentence fic-a-thon!

i remembered the other night thatcaramelsilverusually does one this time of year. so i checked their LJ & they're not doing one. so i looked at[Unknown LJ tag]'s and they are!

it's open until open until january 31, 2019, so you still have time to participate.

there is an FAQ in the post where the fic-a-thon is going on. i've been doing these for a few yeas now & it great! i like it better than festivids because i get to join in on the fun.

ETA: found one to do.

Star Trek DS9, Garak, not enough spaceCollapse )

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friday 5: books

1. Do you enjoy receiving books as holiday or birthday gifts?
i only got one once. my mom got me a nice edition of little women for christmas one year. it has sadly been lost in the shuffle of life.

2. What book are you reading (or, what is the last book you read)?
the life of elizabeth I by alison weir.

3. Are you enjoying (or, did you enjoy) that book? Why or why not?
it's ok. not as interesting as most of the other ones by weir.

4. About how many books do you read in an average year?

5. What are some of the books on your to-read pile (or list)?
without looking at the googel document; the rest of the roma sub rosa series by steven saylor, the princess diarists by carrie fisher, a couple of the mrs. murphy mysteries by rita mae brown & a bunch of books about US presidents.
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spoilers aboundCollapse )

this series is starting to drag a little, but i'll keep watching because i'm a glutton for scott bakula punishment.

ETA: and this was the fall/winter finale, so therr won't be a new one until after the new year.

and the ratings are going up & down like some kind of roller coaster.

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designer bags

not sure when i started noticing all of the women carrying designer bags around here, but now i notice them when i go out.

i mostly seen them at the local wal-mart (because that's where i get food every week) but also the few times i go to the mall.

it's mostly coach bags, wallets & wristlets (noticed my first coach backpack a few days ago). along with michael kors (either with the MK log plastered all over or the more subtle MK tag-thing. a few louis vuitton with the standard LV design or the the small checkerboard pattern. one small prada purse. and what appear to be one or two gucci bags (or they're possibly a similar pattern just different enough not to violate the law).

so either 1. people around here have more money than i thought. 2. most of these come from consignment shops or discount places (a tj maxx opened here a few years ago) 3. women are giving up coffee & manicures for awhile to save money for this stuff. or 4. some of these are not the real thing.

and the odd thing is (well maybe not odd) that when i went to another town about 12 miles away to see what their wal-mart had (sometimes there's different food) i didn't see one designer bag. maybe i wasn't paying attention like i normally do or the ones that have them just weren't there at that time.

and while looking at pictures of these things on eby & shopgoodwill (time waster to say the least) i noticed that while often the outside is nice the inside has a God awful color and/or pattern. ETA: and that goes double for vera bradley bags that are often eye-cossingly God awful inside and out. This entry was originally posted at https://archersangel.dreamwidth.org/258251.html. Please comment there using OpenID.


harry potter dream

i was at hogwarts (i think) in some room or other. harry had given luna some sort of box (more of a wooden display case to put on a table) to keep this pocket watch-like thing in that she had gotten from someone.

well the two man shaped charms on the watch chain didn't like the box & didn't think luna deserved the pocket watch-like thing and ran off with it.

that was bad enough, but they also took $200,000 (i don't they don't use dollars in the UK, but that's what my brain understands so it put that out) that she had hidden inside the box. i think it was for some sort of dumbledore's army thing.

i was really upset, not just because of the money, but & had scrimped and saved for months to donate $1,000 to the cause. i remember crying that i practically starved just to save a few knuts (i was proud that i had pulled the word out of nowhere). but in the dream i called them copper knuts, but they're really bronze.

this is the first time that i can remember dreaming about harry potter. i mean, it's possible that i did before, but if it's true that you dream 3 times night & it's been about 16 years since i've seen the first movie. well, you do the math on the possible number of dreams i could've had. it's unlikely that i could recall any HP dreams id i did have any before.

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festivids coming soon

it will soon be time for festivids and while i'm excited for it, i'm not as excited as i used to be.

every year there are fewer vids for fandoms i'm interested in because 95% of what i am interested in has too many vids to qualify.

i'd suggest things, but apparently you have to sign up with some other website (not their DW community) and be willing to make vids yourself.

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random thought

for some reason i was thinking about the trick-or-treat situation here. more specifically last year vs. this year.

this is the first place i've lived that's done it and while i didn't hand out anything, it was interesting to observe stuff.

last year they had a parade of sorts with the kids & the parents accompanying  & some guy blowing a horn leading it. they didn't do that this year. either because they couldn't get the horn player or it was kind of a sad, pathetic parade and they decided not to do that again.

last year they sent out a notice that if you want to hand out stuff, eave the porch light on. well, the problem with that was roughly half of the places have a new light that when it's switched to "on" inside doesn't actually light up until dark. the trick-or-treat time was between 4 PM & 5 PM (before the "fall back" thing) so is was still light.

this year they printed out a jack-o-lantern on printer paper & told people to put that up on their doors. they also said to expect about 70 kids, but from what i was it looked to be about half. but it's better to over estimate, than to underestimate.

it was interesting to see (both years) what kind of costumes are popular, at least around here. there were a few girls as faeries, some ninjas a couple of kids (i'm guessing boys) in those ridiculous inflatable dino costumes & one girl as a nerd (which offended my brother).

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The Ghost of Happy Valley by Juliet Barnes

no, it's not a horror story.

it's about the area in kenya that between world wars that was the home of rich, white mostly british expats who lived, loved, partied hard & died.
the author is a white woman who's family has leived near the area for at least 3 generations & she explores the history of the place though the old houses of the major & minor players in happy valley of the 1920s & 1930s. along the way she tries to solve the biggest mystery of that time; who killed the earl of erroll in 1941? the case exposed more than a few secrets and was covered in james fox's white mischief.

she is helped by a local man with a passion for the environment who's considered crazy by just about every kenyan for trying to protect the forests & local wildlife.

the book also touches on kenyan independence & the mau mau uprising.

i liked the book and the stories she uncovered.

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