Dec. 7th, 2023



So far this week I have managed complete failure on several fronts:

I'm two cards short of my number required for Christmas cards. This is even including the fact that everyone for whom I have a firm email address gets an e-card. All my e-cards come from Jackie Lawson, which means they're a bit 'wet' in the pictures department, but it saves a few going out in card form.

I managed to forget to order any food for December 2nd, and had to order some in a hurry to arrive on the 4th. How did I do this? I have no idea.

I put a duvet cover in the washing machine, and forgot to turn it on. As you do, clearly.

I have been aware for a few days that there is (now was) a dead rat on my lawn. So unwilling am I to do battle with a dead rat that I waited for my cleaner to turn up for her to deal with it. She's braver than me.

There was something else that I've even forgotten that I've forgotten it.

So I'm not doing well on the coping with adult life front.

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Dec. 5th, 2023


Oh no that was a mistranslation, apparently ff is not femslash?

That collection named "just some incredible Batman ff" on AO3 that I thought was going to be chock-full of femslash but someone actually was using it as shorthand for fanfic instead and it has absolutely zero femslash in it turned out to be a huge disappointment.

I'm sure the fanfic in it is good. But. I definitely wanted someone's collection of epic fucktons of Batman femslash, because there are so many possibilities, especially because Birds of Prey are for sure Batman and Batfam-adjacent enough that they should count.

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Dec. 4th, 2023



I have just spent entirely Too Much Money on the cats. It's enough litter, food and snacks to take them beyond Christmas, but even so my wallet is feeling the pinch.

Opal spent the last hour trying to ruin my online Diet Discussion by crawling all over me.

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I did a rewatch of Ghost Wars and it's making me want to play Roman Mercer again but I have to decide what my plans actually are RP wise first. I like RP but I also like being someone who gives people the benefit of the doubt and isn't toxic or negative so I need to avoid situations that could bring that out. Rightly or wrongly.

At some point in the meantime I should dig out all my unfinished fic and see what (if any) is worth picking up again. I only ever seem to do one or the other at a time so I might as well work on something creative.

Dec. 3rd, 2023


Brown Butter Caramel Chai Cookies

Happy Sunday all! I slept in today so I'm slow getting this starting. How are y'all today?

Got my agency visit done and it went well despite lasting till the late afternoon. I have enough time to get a worker on Mondays to take me to the doctor if there's one willing, which is good since my usual ride is having double knee surgery. She'll be out of driving for at least four to six months! So they are working on that.

Going to the gym again tomorrow. Man that kicks my ass. Just getting there and getting into the place is a workout for me. So just going is good for me. LOL! I'm also exercising at home, only for about ten minutes but still, it's a start. I'm starting on seated exercises, no machines as of yet. Which is good, since I don't think I can handle them.

Made that truffle pie and it tasted good but it came out runny. I think it's because we used too much whipped cream. That just means I have to try it again. So yay! LOL!

I have an interesting recipe for you today, Brown Butter Caramel Chai Cookies. It sounds yummy! I hope you like it.

Brown Butter Caramel Chai Cookies )

Dec. 1st, 2023


Hidden, by anagrrl (General Audiences)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Femslash
Characters: Teyla Emmagan, Elizabeth Weir
Pairings: Emmagan/Weir
Categories: Femslash
Warnings: None (but it's creepy!)
Author's Journal: [personal profile] anagrrl / [ profile] trainofcommand
Author's Website: [ profile] anagrrl
Link: Hidden

Why This Must Be Read: I was going to skip out on the Elizabeth/Teyla recs this month since [personal profile] logicgunn has Teylabeth recs (which I am very glad of! and I'll vary it up after this, I promise), but then I saw that [personal profile] anagrrl had posted this fic for [community profile] stargatekinkmeme based on a prompt I left, and it was so deliciously creepy, full of implication and nuance, and I thought: I cannot resist reccing this. You know how some fics are short, but they encompass everything that's necessary in just a few hundred words? This is that fic. Go. Read it.

Then head on over to [community profile] stargatekinkmeme and drop a few prompts, or possibly fill some prompts.

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Nov. 30th, 2023


Gaming - Baldur's Gate 3

I've been playing Baldur's Gate III. I don't think I'm very good at this game.

My character had a dog, which was nice. His name was Scratch. On arrival in the city he found the original owner of this dog. What I wanted to do was pay her for the dog, but my dice rolls went against me and we ended up in a silly fight.

I accidentally killed the previous owner of the dog, and the dog, and three guards, and two of my party ended up in prison. In BGIII you run a party of four people.

In order to get out of prison one of the characters ran out of thieves' tools and blew down the door with a misfiring wand of fireballs.

We have been invited to an investiture by a Big Bad, but don't want to go.

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Nov. 28th, 2023


Does anybody still need a Bluesky invitation?

I have another bluesky invite available to any of my mutuals (or anybody whose name I vaguely recognize. :D)

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Nov. 26th, 2023


Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie

So how many of us Americans gained five pounds this week? LOL!

It was a good week, despite only having Sally working for two days. I invited a friend over for Thanksgiving and we ate and then after she left I ate some more and then hibernated for a while. LOL! It was good!

Got my shrink appointment done early, that was nice. Got in and got out. By the end of next month, I'll be off the Abilify and will see if that's what's causing the shaking or not.

This week I have an appointment on Tuesday with the agency that assigned me Sally. They're coming to the apartment so that's not so bad. They do this like three or four times a year, so it's no big deal.

I also have a THING tomorrow. I was convinced by my friend to sign up for a 24-hour gym. Yeah, I know. She got twenty-five dollars out of it so that's not so bad. But that means tomorrow I meet with someone to help me figure out what I can and can't do. I figure any exercise is better than none, but I'm not exactly looking forward to it. An object at rest stays at rest and I've been at rest a long time.

Still, it'll be good for me. Blah. Wish me luck that I don't fall off the treadmill and embarrass or hurt myself.

To counteract all that good exercise, I'm actually going to try out my weekly recipe this time. If it's good I'm making it for Yule. Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie. It's just five ingredients but someone in the comments suggested expresso powder to make it a bit more flavorful and that sounds good to me! So I'm going to try adding that too! LOL! Hope y'all like!

Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie )