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Jul. 1st, 2013

SN dana writing

What I'm Going To Be When I Grow Up

I finally figured out what I'm going to be when I grown up. Turns out it's the same thing (almost) I've been for the past nine years. I did not see that coming. But I'm pretty happy about it, as it turns out.

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Jun. 17th, 2013

Gilmore Rory

They Took Away My Soap Net :(

I have been so TV spoiled. My satellite TV and internet are free. My landlord has all four apartments in the building on her one account (which is apparently on the up and up because the company knows about it), so I just get it. For free. It's why I could afford to move here originally, saving on paying for those. The bad part is that I have no control over the service. I'd like DVR. I can't have DVR. I even once offered to pay the difference to add that, but I couldn't--don't know why not.

And now...she has gone down to a lower package with fewer channels. No more GSN, Hub, Hallmark, Cloo, WGN, Soap Net, National Geographic, or even Bravo. (Also others I care about less.) I'm...going through withdrawal. Especially since it's summer, and there aren't good network shows. I'm particularly annoyed that she didn't tell us of this switch and the channels went away while I was in the middle of watching something.

I was frustrated. No control. So I looked at local cable, just to see how much it would cost, and discovered most of those channels aren't even options. On any of the cable packages. Oh. Spoiled.

I considered asking if we could go back up to the higher package and offering to pay the difference, but it doesn't seem fair that other tenants wouldn't have to pay any extra and also if I HAD control over the package I probably wouldn't pay more for channels I don't need because LUXURY. I have always simply accepted that I don't get premium channels. I made no fuss when my lack of Showtime meant no Newsroom because I know full well I wouldn't pay for Showtime if I got my own. So why am I freaking out over the loss of game shows and Gilmores? Because I had them. I was used to them. I got spoiled. I'll adjust.

In the meantime I'll be over here every Saturday making grabby hands at Soap Net breakfast in bed Gilmores and Veronica Mars. I'll be over here annoyed every time I can't find something decent to watch. I'll be over here re-upping my Netflix and then getting pissed off that Gilmores and V. Mars aren't even available for streaming. And then I'll move on.

At least they didn't take my INSP Dr. Quinn.

Jul. 27th, 2012

Flowers Purple Window

Maybe I can ask the Cartographers for Social Equality

Excuse my ignorance, but can someone who is more knowledgeable than I please explain to me whether Great Britain is a country or whether Scotland, England, and Wales are countries or whether by some weird combination of geography and politics they are somehow countries within a country?

This is not a new confusion on my part, but it is topical with the London Olympics. I've been googling, but I really haven't learned anything I didn't already know, and nothing seems to definitely answer the question. I finally broke down and just googled "Is England a country?" and some things said yes and some said no. HELPFUL.

Back when I learned all the countries of the world in school (Yes all of them! And, more impressively, how to spell them!), we learned them separately. That doesn't mean it's right/still accurate because it was 18(!) years ago.

Dec. 16th, 2010


(no subject)

When you see this, quote Leo McGarry

We play the full nine innings at this level, Stuart. Tell your friends about it.


Jul. 29th, 2010

SN cast

In which I steal all your friends

Now that I'm back, I want more incentive to stay back. Not that keeping in touch with you guys isn't incentive, but most of you don't post as much as you used to (not that I can talk, clearly). I like that my flist is small, but a few more regular or semi-regular updaters would be good: it's time to add some new friends.

So, not to sound too much like your awkward cousin who just moved to town that your mom makes you introduce around, but if you've ever thought "purple_elefants should be friends with this person," now is the time to speak up. I'm leaving this post public in case you want to direct anyone here because clearly the first impression of me people should have is where I embarrass myself with humble self-pimping. *sarcastic thumbs up*

Also, while I've got my hat in my hand, if you know off the top of your head of any awesome fic or icons I would have missed, please hook a girl up. I am going to back to read all personal entries because I love you all and also because I am just that compulsive, but comms are another story.

Jan. 5th, 2010

Penguin cute

Nursery Rhymes

Game time! Please help. It'll be fun, I hope. I made a nursery rhyme game for the baby shower, but since I made it, I have no perspective of whether it's too easy or too hard. (People should be able to do well, but I don't want a 6-way tie for first if they're too obvious.)

If you want to play along, I'll screen comments and tell you who got the most right! Open to all! If you don't want to actually answer, I'd really appreciate it if you'd look it over and tell me what you think. It's just 10 questions.

On to the game!Collapse )

Dec. 23rd, 2008


Let That Be Our Legacy

I am finishing my West Wing marathon tonight. It's been almost exactly two months, which is not long at all for watching an entire series, but season one seems like a really long time ago. It also seems like a different show, which is in part due to how different it is by the end, and in part due to the fact that I never watch later episodes with the early ones.

ETA: Spoke a bit too soon. By the end of Institutional Memory it feels like the same old show. ♥

Some rambling about later seasons, Josh and Donna, and the show in generalCollapse )

I'd say I am going to miss it, but I know I'll have Christmas episodes waiting for me on Thursday night. :)


Dec. 16th, 2008


Tissue Paper Thin

When you see this, quote Leo McGarry.

Leo: It’s not what we do, Josh.
Sam: That maybe true, but still...
Leo: It’s not what we do.
Sam: Yes, sir.
Leo: You should apologize to that girl for even asking.
Sam: I did.
Leo: Then apologize again.
Sam: Yes, sir.
Leo: Like I’m not gonna have enough problems without the Keystone Cops.
Josh: We meant well.
Leo: Is that supposed to mean something to me?
Josh: No.
Leo: Well, it does.

Nov. 29th, 2008

book rose

Best. Scene. Ever.

JOSH: It's good cop/bad cop. I'm the good cop; the four of you are the bad cop. Will, what are you?
WILL: The bad cop.
JOSH: Danny what are you?
DANNY: The bad cop.
JOSH: Toby, what are you?
TOBY: Hurry up.
JOSH: Charlie, who are you?
CHARLIE: I love Zoey, and I must have her back.
JOSH: The bad cop, that's right. Here we go.
WILL: That's great news about Zoey. I didn't meet her, but I bet she's nice.
CHARLIE: Not really, but my love for her knows no bounds.
DANNY: Charlie, aren't you cold without a coat?
CHARLIE: I took off my coat to show my love for Zoey.
CHARLIE: I'd take off my shirt too, but it's inappropriate with a tuxedo.
DANNY: Not if we're at Chipendales.
TOBY: I'm standing here!
JOSH: The buzzer's not working.
TOBY: Did you try it?
JOSH: No, I divined it.
DANNY: Maybe she's just not answering.
JOSH: The buzzer's not working. There's a note that says the buzzer's not working.
TOBY: Call her.
JOSH: No, I know women. I know what they're like. [yelling] Donna!
DANNY: I think before tonight's over, we might have ourselves a whole new story.

JOSH: You look amazing.
DONNA: Hi, guys.
TOBY: Donna.
DONNA: Sorry about all this.
TOBY: Don't worry about it.
DANNY: It was stupid, but it was menschy.
JOSH: Hey, hey, hey. Good cop/bad cop.
DANNY: Sorry, it was just stupid.
DONNA: Hey, Will, you and Toby wrote maybe the greatest speech I've ever heard.
WILL: Thank you very much.
JOSH: We're going to a ball.
DONNA: Balls are fun.
JOSH: We're actually going to eight of them.
DONNA: Eight times the fun.
JOSH: I was actually the one who hit the window, the rest of them went to school on my throw.
TOBY: Let's go!
DONNA: How you doing, Charlie?
CHARLIE: Well, I'm going to win Zoey's heart from Jean-Paul.
DONNA: Excellent.
CHARLIE: 'Cause he may be good-looking and rich and well schooled and French royalty, you know, and live basically in a castle, but... Oh, God.
TOBY: This is what I've been telling you. Get in the car.
DONNA: Josh... I'm sorry. Seriously, I've never lied to you before, boss, and it won't happen again.
JOSH: You're going to have to sit on somebody's lap.
DONNA: Okay.

And a special bonus for soaked_in_stars

ANDY: Did you just see that?
TOBY: Oh, my God. Have you been on the plane the whole time?
ANDY: No, I hopped on board when you guys were over the Great Lakes! What the hell...?
TOBY: What are you doing here?
ANDY: I told you I was coming.
TOBY: And I told you you couldn't fly.
ANDY: And Dr. Salmi said I could fly through the 32nd week, and I thought since he's my doctor, and you're really dumb, I'd join the Congressional delegation and help out Sam. Isn't it great?
TOBY: Listen to me. We've got all kinds of atmospheric cabin pressure up here. We're a little late, so the Colonel's put the hammer down in a 747. You've got windshear, downdraft, massive turbulence, not to mention four giant engines burning jet fuel at galactic temperatures. We're standing in a flying death tube!
TOBY: No, not the rest of y-you. It's just my family. It's, it's fine. [to Andy] Look...
ANDY: What do you want me to do, step off?
TOBY: Also, you've got twins in there. You're basically a minivan. How are you fitting into a seat?
ANDY: ah-ah! I saw him first girls.

Nov. 4th, 2008

Bartlet for America

Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

So I'm at work, and I have basically nothing to do. I haven't voted yet because even though I was up early this morning, I figured it was not early enough. I am antsy about election stuff, and really wish I were home so that first of all I could vote now, but mostly watch CNN or something. I've been reading bits online, but it's early, so there's not much there yet.

And of course, I really want to watch Election Night and Process Stories. I couldn't do that even if I were home though because damn my marathon. (Except no, marathon, I love you, and I have Galileo and Noel tonight, so I take back all the bad things I said and thought about you. *mwah*)

So, I'm CHEATING. A little. With a quote-heavy Election Night picspam! (Caps are from screenmusings, I think. Not sure, as they were already on my work computer. Handy!)

Mister Lyman, I see your picture in the magazine...Collapse )

Wow, that was definitely took care of my boredom. It's been all day. Six hours. There was some actual work in there too.

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