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I have a quarter-sized round bruise right in the middle of my jawbone. W.T.F. I cannot think of a single thing that could have caused an amazingly purple bruise to show up right on my jawbone. It had to have happened yesterday, because I actually thought it was a giant cystic pimple trying to show up, so I put some peroxide on it and went to bed, and it turned purple over night and keeps getting MORE PURPLE. This is especially great as I am supposed to meet people from my code bootcamp on Thursday evening, and ... awkward first impression? IDK, you guys. Also, I'm really not good enough at makeup to successfully conceal it.
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I finally remembered the thing I was going to post about. I know you are super excited! I got a new Diva Cup! That is, a new medical-grade silicone menstrual cup! I've been using the same Diva Cup since ~2006, and I decided it was time for a replacement. About 7 years out of one $35 cup? At 25 days per cycle that's ~102 periods working out to ~$0.34 per period! Or ~$0.07 per day of bleeding! Good job self!

They have definitely redesigned the cups a time to two since I bought mine. It is now made of a much softer more pliable silicone, which makes it a lot easier to get in. The part where is is a little less smooth in texture concerns me a bit. They've also made the holes at the rim (the bits that create the little bit of suction that holds it in palace) much larger and thus easier to clean. I really appreciate that part. They also made the stem/handle thingie much softer and unobtrusive. I don't think I'll have to trim it off this one.

Hilariously, their recommendation has changed from "you can keep using it for years!" to "you can do what you want, but we have to recommend replacement after one year now for liability reasons". We will see how well the new one holds up, but I'm gunning for at least another 5! They now also really want you to buy their special soap 'to prevent irritation' and the list of non-recommended things is hilariously long and covered in things I've used to clean my cup multiple times. I guess people suck at rinsing soap off? Or they need another revenue stream? IDK guys, my castille soap or non-antibacterial dish soap seem to have done the trick.

Anywho. Consider this an open post. If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer any questions about menstrual cups!
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I finally got off my ass and took my comforter and its cover to the laundromat. And then I brought it home and stripped my bed and put on clean sheets to go with my clean comforter! I don't think you guys understand how much I love clean bedding. Like. A LOT.
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I'm procrastinating going to bed, even though going to bed late is going to undo all the great napping I did this afternoon, but whatever.

I did want to talk about this summer's movies, and how I've actually seen a surprising number of them, despite working my ass off on field work for 4 months. I saw:

- Star Trek: INTO DARKNESSSSSSS
Actually pretty entertaining, for the most part. I think my favorite was the scene(s) from the trailer, which were BEAUTIFUL and hysterical.

- Gatsby
Really really lovely, but ... maybe a little too true to the atmosphere of the books? Also, Leo hitting on Carey Mulligan was TOTES CREEPY. Also, Toby Maguire's face just bothers me to infinity. But Carey was ultra-charming as Daisy, and I though did a wonderful job of bringing an often unsympathetic character who is basically there to be a manic pixie girl for Gatsby. [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits and I also spent a lot of time talking about how really homoerotic the relationship between Nick Carroway and Gatsby was in this adaptation, although nearly entirely one-sided? It was interesting. Despite having a ton of stuff to say about it (apparently), I didn't come away from it loving it as much as I wanted to.

- Pacific Rim
ROBOTS. PUNCHING. SEA MONSTERS. Also, The Mary Sue had some really great stuff to say about gender roles, but all I can say is that as a person who generally is willing to suspend disbelief as high and long as necessary and never really notices the quality of acting, the dude who played Raleigh (sp?) was SO TERRIBLE. Like. I just couldn't find anything he did to be terribly compelling. The closest he came was when he confronted SPOILER about SPOILER. But otherwise, I loved the cheesyness of it. I loved the world-building, and I am super stoked to read a million Jaeger-pilot AU's in ALL THE FANDOMS!

- Elysium (TOMORROW)

Somehow, I thought there was another, but I'm probably thinking of Much Ado About Nothing with Clark Gregg, which I think I've missed on the big screen, tragically.

There are a bunch of other movies I would love to see, but free time is scarce a lot of the time. ONE DAY. Until then, I'm just going to mainline episodes of Dog Whisper on Hulu.
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I have ... very little to report?

1. [community profile] slashreport started up again, which is lovely and delightful as always. I was laughing hysterically at my desk listening to the Hobbit episode.

2. Revenge is melodramatic and lovely as always. I always appreciate it, even when it's duuuuuumb.

2a. I did have a bit of a moment with the Nolan/Padma storyline where I thought they were going to have the very smart, very savvy computer genius do something really fucking stupid, but they didn't. And as always, MOAR Nolan is a good thing.

2b. I still give no fucks about the Emanda/That British Dude storyline/relationship/whatever. They have little to no chemistry, and the way they are playing Emanda's emotional vulnerability and their relationship dynamics is not convincing me.

2c. Also, whatever charm Jack Porter used to hold has pretty much disappeared. He is the classic 'does dumb shit to move the plot along' character, and I have a hard time engaging emotionally with that.

3. I have gone into some sort of psychotic housekeeping mode over the last few months, which means I appreciate the Unfuck Your Habitat approach to housekeeping more and more every day, and also, I've been cooking up several storms.

3a. Smitten Kitchen's Gnocchi recipe is the one I've been using faithfully for making The Cutting Edge of Ordinary's Baked Gnocchi and Cheese (aka mac and cheese but with gnocchi). I've made it twice now and it is greaaaaate.

3b. I still don't know how to pronounce 'gnocchi'.

3c. The Jezebel writeup of No-Knead Refrigerator Bread is the best writeup, and super 100% accurate. It is my new favorite. I've been through almost 2 batches (aka 5 loaves) of homemade bread and I never want to go back. It's especially great for the yeast bread challenged (like me) because the instructions go something like: Mix this stuff. Let it get kinda big. Refrigerate. Bake. A THING ANYONE CAN DO. Note: Reduce the salt. The amount they call for is just this side of too much. I like 1Tbs.

3d. And lastly, I feel like I've pretty well mastered the Smitten Kitchen Lasagna Bolognese and it is my faaaaaaaavorite. It doesn't count as a last minute go-to to impress (takes a good 2 days to put together), but it definitely impresses. NOM.



so... What are you guys up to?

SCREAM

Oct. 31st, 2012 12:06 pm
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JENS LEKMAN IS COMING TO SEE ME!!!

Or rather, I just found out that he's on tour right now, and is in fact coming here, and I just bought me a ticket!!! EXCITE EXCITE
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Speaking of which, if anyone wants an invite, let me know. I'm finding it ridiculously enjoyable. My Glitch's name is Hortense.
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I started reading Teen Wolf.

IDEFK, you guys. I just need something to read. And it's all over my pinboard subscriptions and network. :( I. ugh.
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So I found out that Leverage has been back for several months, courtsey of Tumblr, and EVERYTHING IS CRIME AND NOTHING HURTS Read more... )

So what we're saying is that I should learn how to make me some GIFs. Because a girl has needs, ok.
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I just got a GOLDEN email from Delicious. They are focused on 'simplifying the Delicious website' and as such are 'consolidating stacks and tags' IE THEY ARE KILLING THE STACKS BECAUSE 'we realized the value of stacks is limited for our users moving forward.'

NO FUCKING SHIT WAY TO CATCH A RIDE ON THE CLUE TRAIN A YEAR LATER.

My personal favorite bit:
● All stacks will be converted automatically into tags. Stack titles will transition into new tag names, and will be applied to all links currently in a stack.

Stack-specific descriptions, categories, comments, link order, and stack followers will not be included as part of the migration.
(emphasis mine)

FEET-KICKING-LY PERFECT.
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I just found out that someone ganked my default icon, which I made myself, and didn't even bother to give me credit. I always thought it was super-dumb that people were so possessive of their icons, but all of a sudden, I kinda get it. It might have been better if they gave me credit, as I'm pretty sure this icon represents the pinnacle of my MAD photoshop Skillz and I'm actually quite proud of it. And I KNOW that it's a stupid freaking LJ icon, of all things, SO NOT A BIG DEAL. But really, I'm just pretty irritated. I MADE THIS FOR ME. NOT FOR SHARSIES. I AM A UNIQUE AND SPECIAL SNOWFLAKEICON /toddler
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I.... have a lot of feelings. And a lot of things to tell you. But here is the important part.

1) I did NOT get into a random flamewar over nothing in someone elses journal, even if they were Wrong On The Internet And In Real Life. Gold star for me.

2) [livejournal.com profile] katieupsidedown and I are drinking and watching Iron Man 1. We are drinking every time Tony drinks, and assuming all his coffees are Irish.

FEELINGS ) Next time we do this, I'm liveblogging all my Feelings. Also, we're drinking absinthe/other straight(ish) liquor, apparently. There's an option on the second one, for the purposes of getting wasted during the party scene, if we can still work the DVD player at that point. You're all invited.


3) I am just the correct amount of a little bit drunk. It is super-good for me.

4) My job is a thing. A big, time-suck of a thing )
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They are good if they pay for all the groceries, including those when they aren't actually out of town/in the field with you.

And I will have many more adventure stories later when it isn't LATE LATE LATE.
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If like most people I've seen, you hates the new LJ cut scissors bullshittery precious, I have a solution for you, courtesy of pinboard/[livejournal.com profile] xylodemon.

There are probably some exceptions/wonkyness that always comes with these kinds of hack-arounds, but it should work for even free accounts using S2.

You just have to C&P this bit of CSS into the custom CSS spot and you get the old kind of cuts back!

.ljcut-link { color:transparent; margin-left:-25px; }
.ljcut-link:before { content:"( "; color:#000000; padding-left:25px; }
.ljcut-link:after { content:" )"; color:#000000; }
.ljcut-link a { margin-left:-25px; }

If you are using a font/link color other than black, replace the #000000 with the hex code of the color your font/link are set to be. You should be able to find it under the Style tab of the customize your journal style page.

Enjoy non-shitty-looking cuts!
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I was going to write a big post about computer death, biking, and food. Instead, I have a question. Does anyone know if there is some sort of master post or reclist of fandom!au's? Like, the characters are secretly in fandom with or without canon.

I just read 5U175 by Closer (Suits, fandom!au) and it was one of the few that didn't squick me to high heaven or bore me to death. (The other, for the record, is a WIP Avengers AU.) And now I waaaaant mooooore.

I found the Fanlore page about fandom au's, and there is a list, but I thought there were more of them.
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Today is a really exciting day. Today, [livejournal.com profile] katieupsidedown and I get (foster) kitties! But that doesn't happen until Katie brings them home tonight.

Until then, I get to go to work.

Instead of working, I finally figured out a thing I've seen circulating, which is "Who Google Things You Are", which I kept hearing about, but never with any sort of explanation or link. Finally, I know all about it!

And here's the maybe-cool thing: Google? Doesn't think I'm anyone. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say it doesn't know anything about me. My interests? Blank. Demographics? None.

\o/? I mean, it probably knows that all 20 of my gmail addresses are a single person. And it probably, in some deep dark server somewhere knows something about who I am and what I'm interested in. But publicly? Nada.

So anyway. Thanks, Ghostery! And probably also thanks to Adblock Plus. They individually and combined do break my internet sometimes, but now seem more than worth it.

ETA: I use Ghostery on Firefox all the time, but don't have it on my ipod (obviously) where I am a 25-34 yr old Male with an intrest in Games - Puzzles & Brainteasers.

In Chrome, I have the same demographics, but with an interest in:

Computers & Electronics - Computer Security
Computers & Electronics - Software - Internet Software - Internet Clients & Browsers
Internet & Telecom - Web Apps & Online Tools
Online Communities - File Sharing & Hosting
Sports - Individual Sports - Running & Walking

ok then.
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Happy New Year, babies. Be good to each other. 
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I'm not a huge fan of the new default comment page look, but I really wouldn't care one way or another if the damn thing actually WORKED. There are far too many reports of people having to go to arcane lengths to actually comment on anything. And it does legit make giant communities like kinkmemes really fucking hard to navigate. I hope they all switch over to DW (or apparently people are still switching to IJ sometimes?).

Anyway, Dreamwidth has opened up signups through the end of the month (ie, no invite code required). Importing is super easy (if somewhat currently backlogged), and crossposting is pretty easy. You can even do a ticky that posts a link on your DW entry to the x-posted LJ post so people can easily click over, and there is a little footer you hca have automatically posted on every x-post to LJ (see the bottom of this entry!). And word on the street is that they are setting up a system to do community imports asap as well. And if you decide you want to switch after open signups close, I have like a million invites, or you can get them at [site community profile] dw_codesharing.

If you have a DW and I am not yet following you, I would love to do so. Please let me know!

And hey, here are the rest of the design changes we have to look forward to on LJ! /dnw

RL update

Dec. 19th, 2011 10:26 pm
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1. I fixed my bike, all by my self, and I'm very proud of myself. technical details that no one cares about )

2. There is a stray/lost/abandoned cat that has adopted my apartment complex. If anyone wants the friendliest cat in creation, he(?) is here for the taking. It looks like he has a bit of hair loss on the tips of his ears, but otherwise appears to be in great health. He really really just wants someone to love him. If anyone knows anyone in the Austin/Dallas/Houston area who is interested in a cat, please let me know.

3. I got the craft table I wanted, for $50 instead of $180, so I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself. I think I'm going to try and find some wheels for it, because that shit is HEAVY. Now I just need to sell my kitchen table and my desk and I'm all set for moving (besides the packing, don't mention the packing).
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Because I make really good choices when drunk, I decided to walk home instead of going and finding a bus to take me home (bike still not quite 100% functional).

This turned out to be an actualfax good choice, because just north of campus, I saw something flitting around in the trees, and it turned out to be an owl.

I took several pictures!

But I'm not going to show you them because I am too tired (and still kinda drunk) to actually make the effort. Maybe tomorrow.


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