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Jul. 28th, 2017 08:53 am
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First off -- I am deeply grateful to 48 Democratic Senators who held the line. I appreciate that Senators Collins and Merkowsky decided early on that they weren't in the business of killing people. And I take back exactly three nasty things I have said about McCain in the past (all others remain both relevant and accurate). I may possibly have figured out that something good happened from the pre-6:00a playlist on XRT, bless Lin Bremer's gleefully black little heart ("....we will be Victoooooooorious!"), and then sat and giggled gleefully over my twitter feed for three minutes I didn't have to spare this morning.

All of this is very relevant because I met with the orthopedic surgeon this morning, and the situation I'm in is basically: maintain (keep living with the pain), or fairly extensive surgery, much more so than I was expecting. The first option is not viable, so the second is the one I'm going with, even though it's going to SUCK. It'll be arthroscopic surgery to clear out the crap in my shoulder joint (arthritis and bone spurs), and an actual real incision through my armpit to detach, clean up, and reattach the bicep tendon in a different location. Three weeks in a sling (non-negotiable), three weeks of light use with physical therapy, and however many months of PT it takes to get back to full use. (I sense more time spent with the never-to-be-sufficiently-damned finger ladder in my future. :P)

There are details to work out -- what I can do at work is going to be limited and very slow, since I'll need to work left-handed (Dad has suggested a track ball, which may help), so I'll need to get with my SVPs and figure out how I;ll be working and on what. All of the lifting/stocking etc is going to be entirely out. But I'm looking at early- to mid-September, to avoid wearing a heavy sling in August, which would suck, and to hopefully be able to work properly again before the end-of-year craziness.

Vancouver, of course, is not going to happen, but that was a bit of pie-in-the-sky distraction and I think I always knew it. I do very much still want to do the trip, and I think I'll plan it for next May, as something to look forward to. Better whale watching that time of year anyway...

Original - The Losing Side

Jul. 28th, 2017 05:48 am
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[personal profile] fadedwings posting in [community profile] 100words
Title: The Losing Side
Original
Rating: Teen
Notes: dark and in no way upbeat

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today is a brand new day

Jul. 27th, 2017 10:45 am
musesfool: christina hendricks (they would topple empires)
[personal profile] musesfool
I've been here since 7:45 this morning because of ~reasons I'm too tired to get into in detail but are more of the same annoying song.

Now that I'm back to looking at places, I've started looking at furniture again, and right now, all the apartments are painted white, so there's no background to match, so I've expanded my color horizons just a little (I was mostly looking at gray or sage green for sofas previously, and gosh are there some lovely gray sofas so I wouldn't count it totally out) and since blue is my favorite color, there are things like this, this, this, and this to admire, not to mention this if I had an unlimited budget (which I sadly do not).

I also have always liked the beach bungalow look, and this sort of stripey thing appeals to that sensibility.

But then I thought, why limit myself? Maybe I want an orange sofa! And I mostly am not into leather furniture, but the lived in look of this sofa is very appealing to me.

Otoh, I can also have walls painted once I've moved into a place, so I could do an accent wall as necessary (both the apartments that were removed from my list yesterday had beautiful blue accent walls in the living room), and have whatever color scheme I choose, so who knows what will happen!

Probably not red though. I've had a red sofa and chair for fifteen years. I'm ready for something new.

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Transformers G1 - Found

Jul. 26th, 2017 07:02 pm
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[personal profile] eerian_sadow posting in [community profile] 100words
Title: Found
Fandom: Transformers G1, AU
Rating: T/PG13
Notes: Part of my Badlands AU. Knowledge of the 'verse is helpful but not required. Find it on AO3

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tarlanx: (TV - Walking Dead Daryl-Rick From Behind)
[personal profile] tarlanx posting in [community profile] smallfandomfest
Title: Columbus, Ohio
Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: Zombieland (2009)
Pairing/Characters: Columbus/Tallahassee
Rating/Category: PG/Slash but R for gore
Prompt: Savior
Word Count: ~1950
Spoilers: None
Summary: Columbus feels obliged to find out what happened to his parents, embarking on a long journey with Tallahassee, and discovers a home is a person rather than a place.
Notes/Warnings: graphic violence against zombies

Written for [community profile] smallfandomfest FEST21
Also meets: [community profile] tic_tac_woe prompt: Zombies

On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11620929
 

Challenge #205: Fete

Jul. 26th, 2017 03:31 pm
spikedluv: (misc: writing by hermitsoul)
[personal profile] spikedluv posting in [community profile] smallfandomflsh
The Tumultuous challenge is now closed.

Our next challenge is: Fete

Def:

1. a festive celebration or entertainment: The ball was the greatest fete of the season.
2. a day of celebration; holiday: The Fourth of July is a great American fete.

Syn: ball, banquet, bazaar, fair, festival, fiesta, gala

Go ahead and twist the challenge however you want, it’s up to you. *g*

You have two weeks to write your fic and post or link to it here. I will post a new challenge on Wednesday, August 9th.

This week’s challenge doesn’t inspire you? Check out our previous challenges numerically or alphabetically.

If at any time you need to refresh your memory about subject lines, headers, or anything else, check out the rules on the profile page.

Have fun!

(Please feel free to suggest future challenges in the comments to this post.)
musesfool: Reboot Uhura (never tell me the odds)
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So on Monday the realtor I've been working with sent me 10 listings to choose from and I said I liked five, and so I'm seeing 2 out of those five tomorrow evening (the two most expensive and also the two I was least interested in. funny how that works out. the one that was my fave accepted an offer yesterday and is thus off the market now. Sigh. eta: and there goes my second fave, with an accepted offer. but I'm seeing the last one on Saturday, so there's hope! I like each of these three, just not as much as I liked the other two and also they each have one drawback or another, I guess./eta). I'm trying to keep an open mind, but I'd really like to see the two I like more before I have to make any decisions.

How can it only be Wednesday? Yesterday felt like it was 8 days long in and of itself. Sigh.

What I've just finished
Nothing.

What I'm reading now
Still on Abaddon's Gate. I like it but not as much as the first two books so it's taking me longer to read (the fact that I haven't been getting a seat on the train hasn't helped). I feel like the new characters are not nearly as interesting as Avasarala and Bobbie, though I like Anna and Bull just fine. Melba, otoh... On the plus side, spoilers ) I'm about a hundred pages from the end so I'm guessing there's still some excitement to come.

What I'm reading next
Regardless, I did pick up the next book - Cibola Burn - because I do want to see what happens next. I just also wish we got the POV from the others on the Roci instead of all Holden all the time there.

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shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
[personal profile] shallowness
NCIS: LA 4.6 Rude Awakening

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As for other TV shows, I need to catch up on Poldark, have started catching up on Fearless and will post about that in one go, and I've even been watching a bit of my Smallville DVDs.

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