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07 December 2005 @ 05:21 pm
this day shouldn't have sucked so much  
You know those spammy, mundane posts that give you brief updates that are irrelevant to your own life, like, "Am tired, blah blah, sleeping now, blah"? Yes! Hello! But this has some SGA content, so some of you should keep reading. But read every word! You get 3 points for each "a", 5 points for each "k" and so on.

But first, an important question--who on my flist was recently mourning the loss of chocolate-covered pretzels? Identify yourself!

I'm incredibly tired after three unrestful nights in a row. I've gotten almost nothing done so far at work this week blah blah blah and have to come up with something to show for my time by tomorrow.

Also, I discovered that some fuckwit on the janitorial staff threw away several things of mine--posters, gym clothes, knick-knacks. I was still in the process of unpacking after our move and I'd temporarily dumped all this into my cubicle's recycling box. And, okay, I didn't label it to say "PLEASE NOTICE THAT THESE ARE PERSONAL ITEMS OF VALUE AND NOT A BUNCH OF CRAP MEETING HANDOUTS ON RECYCLABLE PAPER." I assumed that anyone with the mental acuity of a cabbage or greater would know not to empty the box, which was set against the back wall along with other unorganized stuff. I gave too much credit to the cabbages.

But not everything is stupid.
  • At lunch I found the felt-tip pens I've been looking for. The heavens opened up, a ray of light illuminated them, angels sang. Ink may redeem me.
  • Briefly and perversely energized by my distress over that "recycling" fuck-up, I paid several late bills.
  • I have the last two SGA eps downloaded to my laptop to watch. At the moment I'm still steeping in the anticipation.
  • Dinosaurs.
  • The icon on this post.

And then there's a particular SGA John/Rodney story I have to mention, In Shades of Indigo and Violet, by out_there. I adore this story. I'll be leaving feedback for the author, but I wanted to rec it too. When I read this the first time a week or so ago, I had one of those heart-expanding feelings of happiness, the kind where you realize I love fandom *SO* much! It's wingfic. Shut up and click!

Since then, I've had winged Rodney in my head. My own winged Rodney--I'd love to write that story. I'd love to write many stories. There are a lot of things I'd like to have. I don't want a pony, but I want a lot of ponylike things. If one of them is wanting to write, does that mean I want to be a pony?

It's questions like these that mean I should really get some sleep.
inappropriately bibliophilicraucousraven on December 8th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
Felt-tip pens and ponies. Winged ponies, even, and dinosaurs, and tinyturtle Rodney, which icon never fails to make me smile, just a little. Inside my frantic caustic whirlwind of a heart.

On which note, mmmmmm cabbages. Cabbages for BRAINS, that is. *scoots off*
jcalanthe on December 8th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
OMG that icon is so adorable I might explode. It's definitely improved my mediocre day.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on December 8th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
Have you read the story it's inspired by, by some_stars? *g* It is so cute it could stun an elk at thirty yards. It's:

two-color dog happiness
jcalanthe on December 8th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh yes, thanks, more than once. Just thinking about it makes me smile.

I know I've seen this icon before, but every time I'm amazed anew. I can't decide whether to laugh hysterically or feel bad for the poor cat.
slashpile: sentinel blindman cuddle scrollgirl --slashpile on December 8th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
I shouldn't be laughing about the recycling story, but... I am. It reminded me of a Seattle quilter, Cherry Partee, who had the same thing happen at an exhibit.

The Gift is a gift box, open on the floor, and the cut-up pieces of a quilt. They had someone new on the cleaning staff, and this person put the whole pile into the trash.

Cherry made them give her cleaning rags, stencilled things like "NOT ART - TRASH" all over them, sewed them into a new quilt, chopped them up, and did the whole thing over.

Fuckwit a fabulous word. It's definitely the word of the day :)
/cuddle icon
Very inconvenient, as now I have no shaving-glassdzurlady on December 8th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
That icon is making my heart melt into a little puddle of happy goo. Ahh.
This Space Intentionally Left Blankbarkley on December 8th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Your janitorial staff and my janitorial staff are like matter and anti-matter! If you have a pair of old beat up sneakers, and you put them in the trash, they will pop out again for a couple of days in a row until you put a sign on them that says, "Really! OK to trash these!" OTOH, our janitorial staff used to be a bit over-zealous about taking empty drinking containers (which to the untrained eye looked like a trashable soda bottle but was actually the next week's water bottle) off the top of desks and trashing them without compunction.
Dittostretfordditto on December 8th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)

Hope you won't mind my commenting here, just wanted to say thank you for all the S/X stories. I was offline not by choice for an age and so read them all again. Bliss. Thanks.
The Cake Maker of Kiev (could kick your ass): Rodney can do math (SGA)ladyvyola on December 8th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
My score = 551. Mentions of Kavanaugh would have upped it considerably, though.