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On the plus side, I now can name more players by sight alone than Mr. Weekend can.

Apr. 30th, 2012 | 12:04 am
mood: giddygiddy

I interrupt my vow of silence to announce... I have a new fandom.

It is NHL hockey RPF.

A dangerous place for a Canucks fan to be, I know, as evidenced by the disturbing lack of Bieksa smut.

I've read pretty much everything on AO3, do regular searches for player names on Tumblr, refresh Puck Daddy hourly, and - of course - am watching ALL the playoff games. Yes, even Nashville vs. Phoenix.

And because I am apparently a sucker for HBO production values, I have adopted the Flyers as a surrogate team. (Also because they, you know, actually made it past the first series). I'm wearing orange and white every day to work. Claude Giroux is my wallpaper. I just watched Danny Briere's game-winning goal from today more times than I have fingers on both hands, not gonna lie, and I may have squealed out loud during his post-game interview.

GOD, THEY ARE SO MOUSEY AND ADORABLE. DANNY. CLAUDE. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. Have you ever seen two professional sports players that nice? Don't you want to take them home -- either, both -- and introduce them to your mom? THEIR FAAAAACES. (*smishes them to my chest*)

And while we're talking about faces, can I just say that I did a Tumblr search for Patrick Kane and, horrified by the train wreck he is, couldn't stop clicking? I have SUCH an iron-clad embarrassment squick, guys, and that boy is the embodiment of all things embarrassing. God. And Jonathan Toews these girls! Who somehow find him attractive! YOU WILL LOOK BACK IN REGRET, MARK MY WORDS. LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES.

And speaking of other faces, how did I forget how pretty Taylor Pyatt is? What would happen if they put Lunqvist, Pyatt and Sharp in a room together? Would the world implode in a collective "UNF!"? Would Kinsey scales within a five-block radius fluctuate wildly like EMF readers?

Anyway, I'm just gonna run off and re-read that Kane/Toews epic frat-AU like the turncoat I am. (I'm sorry, my darling boys in blue! You're still my favourites. But be more single and slashable!)

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The War Against Women Is Never Over

Mar. 14th, 2012 | 09:46 pm

Originally posted by dkwilliams at The War Against Women Is Never Over
We should never forget that we have had the right to vote for less than 100 years, that our ancestors fought and were imprisoned to get this. We should never forget some of the things that they were fighting for - like the right to birth control. And we should be VERY WORRIED that some of these rights are being taken away from us TODAY. When politicians are once more questioning women being in the military (because it might distract the men, because they'll be more concerned about protecting the "girls"), when legislators are removing coverage for birth control from our insurance plans - it might very well be the right to vote that we will lose next unless we USE IT and VOTE!

Originally posted by morgandawn at The War Against Women Is Never Over
When they marched for the women's right to vote 100 years ago, they were imprisoned, put into straight jackets and force fed until they vomited blood. They fought for your right to own property, to have access to birth control and your right to an education. This video is fun and clever and hits on some hard truths. And it makes you ask yourself...what I am willing to do today to fight back and protect our rights as women and citizens?  


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I'm still at the incoherant shrieking stage, so I'll just say "THIS!" to other people's meta.

Jan. 4th, 2012 | 03:04 pm
mood: bouncybouncy

From lamardeuse. Posted here so I can find them again and re-read them eleventy bazillion times.

On John and Sherlock's sexuality.

On John and Sherlock's identity.

(Both contain spoilers for "Scandal in Belgravia.")

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The Inappropriate Married Lady Engages in Self-Sabotage

Oct. 25th, 2011 | 09:08 pm
location: Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver

Kicked out of new coffee shop, what with it being 8pm. Went back to original coffee shop; utter failure as a) wireless still not working and b) cute barista not working.

So! Went to used bookstore. Purchases:

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - trans. Brian Stone. Have been meaning to read this (in not Middle English) since reading flambeau's "Sweetly and Steadily".
  • Joy in the Morning - PG Wodehouse. More like joy in the evening.... Jeeves I haven't read yet!!!!
  • Blood Rites - Jim Butcher. If I'm going to get into the Dresden Files, the sexually-ambiguous-vampire-half-brother book is the place to start, Y/Y?
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins. Zeitgeist FTW!

    Term project, plus two overdue assignments, are due on Sunday night. The weekend is chalk full of fantabulous Halloween parties. I have work-work due ASAP and party-planning work-work due sooner than ASAP.

    Plus, I owe the incomparable Mr. Weekend about a bazillion hours of neck rubs and household chores.

    So tonight is clearly the night to read an epic Arthurian poem, amiright????

    Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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    The continuing adventures of [Not So] Inappropriate Married Lady

    Oct. 25th, 2011 | 06:49 pm

    Am at another coffee shop this week for Homework Night, due to lack of tables at the other one.

    Pros:
  • Wireless that works!
  • Outlets, outlets everywhere!
  • Heating vent right at my feet, baby. Mmmmmmmmm. Delicious heeeeeaaaaaating vent.
  • Electric blues at the perfect volume.
  • Sparsely populated by hipsters, rather than PACKED with them.
  • Corner seat looking out onto Main & Kingsway intersection. Excellent people watching spot.

    Cons:
  • NO CUTE BARISTA.
  • My barista is not here! Why can she not be here?
  • Barista, my love... come back to me...


    Will be here for next three nights, finishing up term project. Somehow I will close the Tumblr browser. Any minute now, it will happen. Yes indeedy. Just after one... more... refresh...
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    Via Twitter, no less.

    Oct. 16th, 2011 | 10:35 am
    location: Canada, British Columbia, Burnaby

    Zachary Quinto is out. And he writes beautifully.

    *sniffle*

    Sunday is a good day.

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    Mississippi Personhood Amendment

    Oct. 13th, 2011 | 09:45 pm

    Originally posted by james_nicoll at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
    Originally posted by soldiergrrrl at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
    Originally posted by twbasketcaseat Mississippi Personhood Amendment
    Originally posted by gabrielleabelleat Mississippi Personhood Amendment
    Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

    Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

    Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

    Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

    What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

    The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

    So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

    If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

    What to do?

    - Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

    - If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

    - You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

    - Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.



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    Inappropriate Married Lady Theatre, Part II - First World Problems

    Oct. 13th, 2011 | 08:20 pm
    mood: dirtydirty

    Back at the coffee shop. Am sick. Barista remains super cute... but then I saw her smoking. Now significantly less cute (but still totally cute, don't get me wrong, and I would still totally lick her neck if if invited, WHAT, WHY DID I TYPE THAT, WHAT IS MY LIFE).

    (Full disclosure: Mr. Weekend and I are monogomish, as Dan Savage would say. So my feeling skeevy about this has less to do with crushing on a girl who's not my husband and more with OMG I keep staring at this total stranger who's job it is to be nice to people, NOT OKAY.)

    Am in a den of hipsters, surrounded by cute lesbians. Am the only person wearing business clothes, much less a full suit.

    Have made zero progress on school project for 40 minutes now.

    Tumblr and LJ slow tonight. Don't want to engage with people I actually know enough to brave Facebook.

    Wrote anonymous kinkmeme commentfic last week. Not up to standards. Pacing is HAAAARD. Will remain anonymous until quality of writing improves.

    Want to write a bazillion Dylan/Hoechlin/Holland smutfics. Nowhere to post anonymously.

    Am definitely coming down with a cold.

    And if I listen really hard, I can hear the unmistakable sound of a tiiiiiiiiiiiiiny violin wafting in from the street...

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    Inappropriate married lady behaviour theatre

    Oct. 6th, 2011 | 08:07 pm
    mood: ditzyditzy

    GUYS, I am sitting in a coffee shop -- ostensibly doing my homework -- and there is a CUTE BARISTA and I CANNOT FORM SENTENCES around her.*

    Back in my barista days, I LOATHED customers who kept staring at me and couldn't talk to me properly because, HELLO, CREEPY.

    WHAT HAVE I BECOME??????????


    Assignment due in 2 hrs 55 minutes and counting. Still checking to see if she is looking at me. FML, y'all.



    * Note: This problem with cute girls, WTF. I can flirt with cute guys like a boss... and keep it tame enough for plausible deniability.

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    I just took "What is your Life Grade?"

    Sep. 27th, 2011 | 01:10 pm
    mood: workingworking

    YOUR REPORT CARD:
    CategoryGrade
    LoveA+
    Friends and FamilyA
    BodyB
    MindC
    Finance / CareerB
    Your Life's Average Grade: B



    Accurate quiz is accurate.

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