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15 January 2009 @ 10:15 pm

You guys, I have to confess to complete FAIL to come up with anything inspired to spread the JOY with all of you today; I’ve been crazycakes busy with work, preparatory to a business trip up to frigid Chicago in a couple of weeks, and as such, my brain is frequently only partially functional on anything not to do with EKGs, Adobe Flash, and endless illustrations of the heart. Not joy-making stuff!

I wanted to take the time, however, to thank all of you for bringing JOY and SQUEE to my life on a daily basis; this fandom has been and continues to be a wonderful part of my life and I’m lucky and so happy to be a part of it! I had no idea, when I started fangirling a certain Canadian actor that I would discover so many worthwhile, warm, hilarious, intelligent, eloquent and generous people and I’ve enjoyed getting to know all you, some even in person, YAY! Said Canadian actor clearly deserves heartfelt thanks for inadvertently bringing all of you into my life! (Which I may even be able to deliver in person, one of these days.  ;P)

And so that the spirit of More Joy Day isn’t completely crushed by Icky Work Things of Doom, I am taking tomorrow off to spend the day cooking for a dinner party I’m throwing in honour of my good friend, C, who just finished school in Decembre and passed her nursing boards last Friday. I am so proud of her and can’t wait to lavish her with food, wine and gleeful celebrating. C is awesome and has the most excellent good sense to be completely in love with Paul Gross and Slings and Arrows, too. See? Awesome.

And now I’m off to vacuum and read some More Joy Day posts…not necessarily in that order! Cheers, everyone!

this breath I am: draineddrained
Current Music: washing machine
I'm well behind the curve here, but I also have nothing to do right now because my completely butchered painting is too wet to butcher some more and I'm not sleepy, so...gakked from at least half my friends list:

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well, let's see.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.

Two were taken out of the list because they were repetitive (Hamlet & The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe).

02 June 2008 @ 01:05 am
I've been failing at technology lately but after replacing my histrionics-prone DVD drive I felt compelled to christen it with a first play of HCL, which of course meant taking some new screencaps. I mean one follows the other as surely as Joe+Billy= fucked up hearts and puppies til death do them part twu wub...er peanutbutter and jelly honey celery chocolate...night follows day day follows night, wait, it's like Goedel's theorem...or not, y/y? 

And the wonderful thing about taking screencaps is that you really have to pay attention to every little nuance and facial expression and special dialogue moment and so it's almost like watching something again with shiny new eyes! (Which--should this be incorporated into the efficacy study you have so generously agreed to undertake at great hardship?)

Anyway, long story short, I would have loved to be able to provide you with the opportunity to regularly apply the remedy of Hugh to your bare skin (FOR SCIENCE, understand, please to explain this to Mr. McK) but sadly I fail here too. Instead, by way of birthday gift, I dorked about with my shiny new screencaps in Photoshop and came up with some cover options for a fic of yours I adore, The Sun Will Rise From Here (for which I now notice I failed to leave feedback *headdesk*).

So without further ado... 

Have a couple bonus icons while I put the covers under cut to save load time!


To sum: HAPPY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY BRYNN!!!!! I say this because while the media has lately been bandying about the concept of 40 AS THE NEW 20, fuzzy math would then make you 10. Erm, no. So we'll stick with the old formula where THIRTY IS THE NEW TWENTY, eh?

Although we first met through BSG, I was so gleeful to discover, only a little more than a year ago, another fan of Due South in my BSG bookmarks and then it snowballed from there for me with DS/C6. You've been such a great and enthusiastic friend and your fandom joy and your attitude and your squee is just so wonderfully infectious. Thank you for frequently brightening my day, more often than you know.

PS. So I know I've been saying this forever, but I really am taking 2+ weeks in August and I plan to fly into Seattle and take the train up to Vancouver. I'd love to fan squee for a day or two with you...I figure it's easiest if I fly in on a Friday night? I know you're signed on for Nos/RCW, but otherwise, how are your August weekends looking? Becky the BFF in Van is shipping her hubby and kids off to Maine for the entire summer so her schedule's pretty flexible. Anyway, let me know what works for you, I was aiming for 1 Aug or 8 Aug. Anyhoo, YAY! Vacation + Brynn!  

ETA: Revised version of the cover you liked:

Current Music: radiohead: wierd fishes
13 May 2008 @ 10:02 pm
A couple people asked and I've been lazy about keeping up my " painting journal" but anyway, the painting looks like this now and is about ten hours from being "pinished"...

In other news, American Idol meta...


Lastly, here's your weekly whippet:

Miss Lia Bella is auditioning for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She's wet and it's hot out. If I were the editor, I'd choose her. Wouldn't you? It's all in the eyes! 


this breath I am: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Peter Gabriel, OVO

OK, first off, Skiffy are WANKERS! Every Friday week they've had a noon "Preview" viewing of the new BSG ep. This week they only showed the first two acts. WTF? This wouldn't have been nearly so frustrating if it had been announced beforehand...I wouldn't have made extra time or shifted plans. Arseholes! They suck at communication, they suck at tech, they suck at frakking podcasts for crying out loud.

Because some of y'all on my flist won't have seen it yet, I'll cut for spoilers. Also, pardon my rambling, this is partially off notes during viewing.

Since I'm the kind of girl who likes to eat my veggies first and save my steak for last, I'll start with...

Well that's all, except that the Lily painting is continuing to frustrate the hell out of me and so, taking an afternoon break, I spent an embarrassing amount of time reading this wickedly cracked out gossip story.* I think I need to make a Team Steven icon. Hee. 

*the site is a little unstable and may crash!
Current Music: bsg re-broadcast
It's fessin' up time for the Eight Truths and Two Lies Meme. 

Current Music: Joe Henry, Fuse
17 April 2008 @ 12:22 pm
This meme brought to you courtesy of nos4a2no9 ...

Happy guessing!

12 April 2008 @ 01:25 pm

In which I mentally work through my reaction to recent developements with the character of Lee Adama and so I am cutting to save the eyes of possibly still virgin viewers...

In other news, does anyone know how to remove gum from whippet? 

Current Music: the sound of Tiger missing putt after putt while I sob pathetically
10 April 2008 @ 09:24 pm
In my last post I suggested that the Gods were having a laugh at my expense. Since Ganesh is the one with the mischievous bent, I continue to suspect he is largely culpable for the fact that April Fool's Day has become April Fool's Month. Is anyone else being victimised by Ganesh this month? Should we write the boy a lettre of complaint? It's hard to get angry with him when he insists on being so adorable!

Things what are irking me...

Last (heh), I'm working on a new painting. I have an idea what I'm doing but it really kind of changes from brush stroke to brush stroke.. here's a taste of the latest with some more depth under cut to save everyone's flist.

As usual, these are all clickable for larger images...

So, ever wonder where the creative juice stems from? I think it's safe to assume Callum's a fan of Hemingway. And also Basquiat, apparently...

Look familiar? Pemo? Hee.

Close to last and BSG-related. Could someone please to reference somewhere, either writer's, producer's or actor's dialogue or whatever, where Leoben is in fact responsible for Kacey pitching down the stairs? 

And finally, everyone loves to get some good dog, right?

Current Music: Interpol