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06 March 2016 @ 03:36 pm

On Facebook, rosiespark challenged me with a tag: to list and post links to seven of my favourite songs.

What fun, I thought, and why just keep it on Facebook, where entries are difficult to find and impossible to organize? I'm going to put the entries here, too.

So here you are, from my March 2 Facebook entry:

Tagged by rosiespark to list seven of my favourite songs (day by day), I'll start with a band we both love, "My Chemical Romance"; the choice of song is "Welcome to the Black Parade". I can't help feeling that this is one of my more respectable choices, and I won't admit that what really won me over was Gerard Way's spiffy jacket. No. It's also because I love the over-the-top lyrics.

So here you are: Welcome to the Black Parade</a> by My Chemical Romance. I can't help feeling that this is one of my more respectable choices, and I won't admit that what really won me over was Gerard Way's spiffy jacket. No. It's also because I love the over-the-top lyrics.

Welcome to the Black Parade.

23 February 2016 @ 05:05 pm
I've been having trouble logging back into Dreamwidth... They didn't recognise my address any more. The nerve! I'm back in, and relieved, but somewhat perplexed.
08 February 2016 @ 09:28 pm
Thinking a lot about writing, but haven't had a chance to sit down and post something. Still: it's great to be in the mood for it.

Wondering what to write first. What fandom. Hmm.
05 February 2016 @ 09:21 pm
Ah what a lovely day: worked at two locations and then sat watching Flashpoint with [personal profile] commodorified and [personal profile] fairestcat. I love that show. Add a few comics to the mix. Delightful.

Also, it was a beautiful, classic winter's day. Cold enough to skate, not cold enough to suffer. Sunny. Clear. Thing about the weather is: it just never stops changing.
02 December 2015 @ 10:38 pm
I've posted so little of late.

Busy times: I'm moving in two days. Packing like mad. I thought I'd already decluttered, so how come I have so much stuff?
13 April 2015 @ 05:43 pm
But what a relief from all these months of snow.

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26 December 2014 @ 08:31 am
Boxing Day: one of my favourite holidays. A chance to unwind, read Christmas books, visit Lisa - that's a longstanding tradition. Longstanding Boxing Day traditions are almost as much fun as Christmas traditions.

Though it's fun when it's different, too. The year I lived in England, everyone in the family I was visiting played field hockey on Boxing Day.
19 February 2014 @ 09:53 pm

Watched the first two parts of Michael Wood's In Search of William Shakespeare this evening. What a great show.

19 February 2014 @ 12:33 pm
I created a chicken dish last night that every present liked, and asked for the recipe. Since I had made the recipe up when I didn't like the ones I was finding online, I promised to write it down and send it to them.

So here it is.

February Chicken

12 chicken thighs
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 cup almonds, whole
2 leeks
1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat chicken with turmeric and salt and put in a casserole dish. Put them in the hot oven. Set the timer to 30 minutes.
Toast the almonds in a dry fying pan over medium heat. While they are heating, slice and wash the leeks.

2. Take the roasted almonds out of the frying pan and put in the avocado oil and the leeks. Cook the leeks till they are soft, about five minutes.

3. Add the almonds and the coconut milk to the frying pan and simmer. When the timer goes off, take the chicken out of the oven and pour the coconut mixture over the chicken. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.

4. Serve and enjoy.

11 February 2014 @ 09:08 am

Last night I watched the pilot episode of the Chris Carter show, The After.

What an ill-conceived show.

The problem was, it made no sense. It appeared at first that nothing electronic, electrical, or mechanical would work - but then some things did work. The initial characters, six people stuck in an elevator, appeared to be random - and then turned out to have the same birthday, though not the same date of birth. In all the general sense of hysteria, panic, and confusion, no one expresses surprise or speculates as to why this may be happening. Our protagonist, physically attractive but not too bright, risks life and limb to recover her cell phone - twice - when the phones aren't working and her battery surely can't last much longer anyway. There was a lot of shouting and some gunfire, but nothing much in the way of coherence.

The only that almost made it interesting was the appearance of a funny-looking alien, but even that was brief, unexplained, and unremarked. And the characters? It was fun to see Aldis Hodge (from Leveage) and Adrian Pasdar (from Heroes), but they seemed to have no personality - except the left-over personalities of Hardison and Nathan Petrelli. That may have just been my interpretation, having nothing else to go on - least of all script.

Makes me long for the old X-Files days.

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