friday 5: scary stuff

October 20th, 2017 05:31 pm
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1. What book frightened you as a young person?
there was a book on the ghosts of savanna that i didn't want to read after dark.

2. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?
i don't know, the dictionary?

3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?
one episode of quantum leap (that no one mentions the name of) "the halloween episode" freaked me out so much that i have refused to watch ever since.

4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?
anything in the horror category.

5. Do you have any phobias?
not fond of the dark or bugs.

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Halloween costume ideas

October 19th, 2017 02:32 am
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it might be a bit late for this but take back halloween has some interesting ideas. but i suspect you'd be getting the question "what are you suspended to be?" a lot.

from the site's about page;
Take Back Halloween is on a mission: a mission to make the world safe for creative and empowering costumes.

You won’t find costumes for Eleanor of Aquitaine or Hatshepsut in the stores. You won’t find costumes for powerful goddesses like Ishtar or the Morrigan. But you will find them at Take Back Halloween, the only website in the world devoted to showing women how to dress up as famous heroines, geniuses, queens, and goddesses. Without sewing!

MAYDAY

October 17th, 2017 02:14 pm
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Has it really been over two months since I posted last? ugh. At some point I will babble about the television I've been watching, including The Defenders which I actually enjoyed SORRY to be weird as usual. But before that, I really need a reader for my [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang story?

I do have one beta already on it but I think it came out a little wordy for her to handle on her own. Kara/Mon-El divergence AU, 36k. You don't have to be a hardcore grammar nerd unless that's your thing, here's the list of things that probably need checking:

-did I get excited by an idea and fail to finish the sentence I was working on
-did my phone app insert a word in the middle of a different word just to fuck with me
-is my portrayal of Krypton distractingly weird to someone more familiar with the wider DCU (for this you would only need to read the first 10k!)
-do the action scenes make any sense
-does the rest of it make any sense

If you can only read for one of these things it would be perfectly cool and a ten day or less turnaround would be ideal?

PS it mostly takes place on Daxam, so warnings for Daxam being a terrible place! Nothing graphic though.

And while you are doing that I will try not to flub this [community profile] fandomgrowthexchange deadline, ugh. They have open pinch hits if unlike me you are not already screwing up the whole writing to a schedule thing.

*blows kisses to everyone*

er -- and this

October 16th, 2017 04:20 pm
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[personal profile] unovis
The strawberry menstrual cup cozy. With over a hundred projects after this pattern on Ravelry.

Things I found today

October 16th, 2017 12:14 pm
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while trying to find recommendations for/evaluations of local city council candidates --

The Grape Cozy -- in case the link doesn't work for you, this is a knitted "cozy" or cover for an individual grape. For all your grape protection needs.

[warning: link page has video that may be loud] Brevard County Sheriff's "Wheel of Fugitives" -- a regular broadcast by our county Sheriff, imitating a game show to publicize people with outstanding arrest warrants. The current episode of the Wheel is on the office's Facebook page.

I tried asking my mother what she would do if I disappeared; to think about living here without me. She said she needs no help and doesn't need me at all. And then she asked if I still don't like living in Florida. So -- the Mom is pretty divorced from reality. Without me, the others would have to step in and solve her living situation.





Femslashex reveals

October 15th, 2017 05:42 pm
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I got two fantastic original fic gifts:

Firstly, this dark, atmospheric, wartime story with layers upon layers and stunningly good style:

J'attendrai (1479 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: 1940s Resistance Fighter/Glamorous Wartime Singer
Characters: 1940s Resistance Fighter, Glamorous Wartime Singer
Additional Tags: Love in a Dangerous Time
Summary:


The sadness of having to wait, the sweetness of having someone to wait for...



And then this, which is just sheer fun:

The Pirate and the Mermaid (8628 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pirate/Mermaid
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Mermaids, Pirates, Supernatural Elements, Cultural Differences, Shipwrecks
Summary:

"Of course," said Charlie pettishly. As if she was just a stupid kid, asking stupid questions. "How was I supposed to know? You're the first mermaid I've ever met."


"Well, you're the first woman-with-legs I've ever met!" snapped the mermaid.

Okay, Here we Go Again

October 14th, 2017 09:39 am
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Can't seem to get back in the swing of posting. Missed too many birthdays to count and replying to replies and letting people know how much I appreciate you all. Reading almost every day for a few minutes before work, but I so wish DW had a phone app.
I bring a little of my work home everyday (not really supposed to but sometime evaluating and lesson planning fall by the wayside if you can only get it done at naptime along with the cleaning and maybe someone can't sleep etc. My co teacher hurt her back shortly before we teamed up and can't really do much sooo...
A couple of weeks ago I posted on how much I love my job, it really is all about the kids and the staff is wonderful.
The director came in my room the other day to talk to me and you know that feeling "Oh, Lord what did I do?" she said she wanted to offer me a CDL position which is what I was at the other centers. She told me I was gonna get a little extra training (usually front desk and closing stuff) the same as I did before just a few extra duties. Then she dropped the bomb...a $4 per hour increase. Wow, I'm figuring when does my training start lets get this show on the road! Right?
It was already in my check for the last pay period!
I can't tell you how that made me feel after working in a center that could only find fault and discourage so they didn't have to give a $.50 increase yearly.
I would have happily kept working here for the wage I was receiving, but to feel so appreciated is amazing.
Now our curriculum coordinator gave me homework...I'm to watch Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog this weekend... yep those are the people I work with.

Journaling prompt

October 13th, 2017 10:52 am
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I got this journal prompt from my friend Tab, & I use it when I feel like journaling but I don't know what I want to say.

Outside my window…
It's quite a sunny morning. The leaves are starting to go a bit yellow & lots of them are falling. We've had a few cool mornings but it's warming up almost to the 80s by the afternoon, and this weekend is supposed to stay pretty warm.

I am thinking…
There's a huge pile of clean laundry on the bed in the extra bedroom, and I should really fold it up & put it away. My bedroom gets the full morning sun and I don't have blackout curtains right now, so I may have to sleep a little in the extra bedroom this weekend due to night shifts.

I am thankful…
For coffee, experienced colleagues who don't mind teaching me new procedures or tips & tricks for the ones I already do, and a paycheck that allows me to pay my student loan bills!

In the kitchen…
I got a new Instant Pot! We've made Mexican chicken, rice, and experimented with rice pudding so far. I'd like to try a pot roast!

I am wearing…
Nothing special. A pair of black capri pants and an ivory tank top.

I am creating…
I'm not feeling all that creative right now & I think that's okay. I may create another cup of coffee. :)

I am going…
We have a trip to western AR planned! We'll be staying at the KOA in Salisaw, Oklahoma, which is in the Fort Smith, AR metroplex. We wanted to stay up in Fayetteville/Bentonville/Rogers, but it turns out our 3 day weekend just happened to coincide with War Eagle Craft Fair, which is in Rogers. It draws a TON of people annually to that area. No wonder I wasn't finding any good RV spots! So instead we opted to stay in the Fort Smith area, which is only about 45 minutes to an hour from the museums in Bentonville that we'd planned to visit.

I am wondering…
How my patient from last night is doing. Oldest patient I ever sutured!

I am reading/listening…
Not currently reading anything, but this prompt made me realize I wasn't listening to anything either, which is unusual for me. It then got me started on a small music binge during which I listened to Elle King, then Dave Matthews Band, and now Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl) from the Steven Universe soundtrack. I love music. Sometimes I wonder if I could've sung professionally; I absolutely have the raw talent but no training. I never tried because I simply never had the ambition for it. I still don't. That takes a lot of commitment & there are no guarantees. But still, I do so love it.

Oooh now I'm listening to "Gun in my Hand" by Dorothy (a band, not a solo artist). It's gritty, jukebox sounding rock.

I am hoping…
This weekend goes well. I work Saturday & Sunday nights: 5pm to 3am! I've worked nights in my career, but never in the ER and never as a nurse practitioner. It's me & one of the very experienced APRNs with 2 of the most abrasive physicians the hospital has to offer. Pretty sure they picked the backbone-having nurse practitioners on purpose. Here we go!

I am looking forward to…
Our trip over to Fort Smith. We are planning to go to the Amazeum, maybe Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art, and to eat at places we don't have in northeast Arkansas.

Around the house…
I have quite a bit of laundry to do. Also, the people from the pest control company are coming to look at the outside of the house where we have some potential places for critters to get under the house, where they make noise and generally exist with their flea ridden selves. This may be a major contributor to our summertime flea problem, which persists even when the dogs are well-treated.

I am learning…
A little more about myself as an APRN each day! I was upset at a very very bad shift a couple of weeks ago, but I can look at it now and realize that I did manage all those patients decently; I simply couldn't do it fast enough. That won't come without more practice, so practice I will!

I am pondering…
How anyone ever gets up the nerve to use an 18 gauge needle to scrape metal off someone's eye for the first time. I won't, because I have nerve damage in my hands and therefore don't trust them to safely do that.

A favorite quote for today…
"What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?" --this is something my DNP classmate Hallie said a lot and it always made me giggle. It's said in the place of "What does that have to do with the topic at hand?" It's so quirky.

One of my favorite things…
Blankets! With the chilly evenings & mornings it's been actually worth getting the blankets out!

A few plans for the rest of the week…
Work the night shift, play Splatoon 2 on the Switch, and try to figure out some ARNA stuff in between times.

Self Care Comes in Many Forms

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Knitting therapy

October 11th, 2017 04:20 pm
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I love my cat basket and it gives me splinters.

IMG_0444
Brandywine shawl pattern, knitted from Lupine Chroma Twist fingering wool, from Knit Picks. I've made a few mistakes, but it keeps me busy and distracted. I have no purple clothes. When I bought the pattern, $5 from the price went to relief for Haiti.

3 Good Things

October 8th, 2017 10:50 pm
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1) Today I set up my Instant Pot. It claims it can make rice in 12 minutes, where my rice cooker takes 40!
2) Aired out Beatrice & hung out in there, getting ready for an upcoming trip to northwest AR to see the foliage & the museums!
3) Set up a reasonable, logical consequence for Ganon since he didn't meet his Accelerated Reader goal for the first 9 weeks. He agreed that it was reasonable & logical, too!

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