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Mar. 10th, 2012

Next item on the To Buy list

So, I bought the dark blue Guide Vogs and I kinda love them a lot. A bit on the small side, but a few hours wear around the house helped a lot (can't wear them out of the house yet. The ice may have melted, but I'd freeze my toes off).

Next on the agenda: a camera bag! I have one of the usual nylon thingies, but I kinda hate it a lot. It's bulky, cheap-looking and not versatile at all. I want something that doesn't look like a camera bag, but will still protect it and be comfortable to wear for hours on end. I know, should be easy, right؟

Here are the ones I'm considering so far. Plus a poll! )

In other news, I've been watching way too much TV. Thoughts on a few things:

The Good Wife )

Jane by Design )

Lost Girl )

Top Chef )

One Upon a Time )

Hart of Dixie )

Awake )

Touch )

Comedies )

Jul. 15th, 2010

Long post is long

I've hardly read a thing since early June. Haven't finished a single book, actually, which is kind of depressing. My current subway read is Rosemary and Rue by [info]seanan_mcguire, which is perfect right now because I find it so engrossing that I can just pick it up anywhere and remember exactly what's happened and what's going on. I really enjoy the world-building, the characters are intriguing and I'm even feeling kinda 'shippy about it. (Maybe it's just because I know she watched VM, but the first scene with Toby and Tybalt reminded me so much of this one from the pilot.)

I'm not even half-way, so no spoilers please!

But even though I'm enjoying the book and the subway is the only place I'm reading right now, I'm still thinking of getting a smart phone so that I can watch My Stories (not only on the subway, but probably there too. What can I say, I'M OBSESSED!). Anyway, I wanted to ask for recs, does anyone have any? The ones I'm looking at most are:

  • HTC Legend. The leading contender right now. Pluses: uses Android, fairly big screen for its size (and I can't really buy a bigger phone because my hands are tiny), REALLY PRETTY ALUMINUM CASING. Minuses: Wrong aspect ratio (would prefer 16:9), still kind of too big (but comfortable to hold, which mitigates it).

  • iPhone. Do I even need a link? The one that started it all, but I've never been a fan of iProducts. The only reason I'm even considering it is because I figure they've had a few generations to work out the kinks. Pluses: Lots and lots of apps probably? Minuses: My feelings about iProducts in general. Not to mention I'd probably have to install some sort of software and that ways lies madness, usually. Still the wrong aspect ratio.

Poll #5411 New Phone!
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Which phone should I get?

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HTC Legend
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I have a rec that I'll tell you about in the comments!
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Speaking of my current obsession, here's what I've watched lately:

Nodame Cantabile )

Oh! My Lady )

Goong S )

Jun. 10th, 2010

Summer is for catching up on TV - old and new

For some reason, May seems to be a big reading month for me. I read 25 books in May, but when June rolled around, my reading mojo started failing me, so instead I turned to Kdramas. I just finished Coffee Prince, so Personal Taste, here I come!

But that's not really going to occupy me for long, especially not at the rate I'm going. Therefore, A POLL!

Poll #5313
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Which of my unwatched DVD sets should I watch next?

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Breaking Bad s1
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Carnivàle s1-2
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Deadwood s1-3
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In Plain Sight s1-2
0 (0.0%)

Secret Diary of a Call Girl s1-3
0 (0.0%)

Shameless s1-5
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The Tudors s1-2
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You should buy the show I'll tell you about in the comments instead.
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Screw those, instead you should be rewatching:

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Annual Farscape rewatch FTW!
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Rome - because everyone need a regular dose of nudity and carnage
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Twin Peaks. Dwarfs. Log ladies. Pie. What's not to love?
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Veronica Mars (and of course the only reason to get through season 3 is to finally finish capping it so you NEVER have to see it again.)
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The West Wing. And hey, maybe this will be one of those rewatches where s5 doesn't make you homicidal!
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Something else that I'll tell you about in the comments.
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That's right, RADIO BUTTONS. Ticky boxes are for sissies.

Now that everyone else is finishing up their 30 days meme, I figured I'd start on mine. Though since I don't post often enough to finish this until 2012, I'm gonna do a few at a time and pretty much when I feel like it instead of in every entry. MEME! )

May. 28th, 2009


So, I was paying my bills the other day, and I started wondering what it's like elsewhere. I can't imagine not having e-billing, giro payments, and online banking in general. Plus, paying all your bills in one go at the end of each month makes me happy. But I get the feeling that the US is still stuck in that same old "check-is-in-the-mail" archaic bill-paying that was the norm when I lived there twenty years ago. Therefore, a poll! )

Speaking of bill-paying, I'm only a few weeks away from being completely free of credit card debt, so of course I'm looking at ways to spend all that extra moolah. And I think I found it! I'm leaning towards this one, though to be honest, it's more because it comes in a pretty light blue color than for the battery life. Does anyone have any recommendations? Words of wisdom?

I think my eReader purchase has already paid for itself, because I'm reading more books than ever. Since the beginning of May alone, I've read 15 books. 15 books! I didn't read 15 books all of last year! (Granted, it's been mostly chick lit and easy fare, but still!)

Except, reading all these actual books instead of fic has made me realize that I've probably averaged about 100 books a year, just in fic. So I'm not reading that much more than usual right now, I'm just reading other things.

Teevee )

Jan. 19th, 2009

Even though I woke up more than ten hours ago, I still haven't rid myself of my morning sluggishness. Of course, this may have something to do with staying up all hours of the night, hemming trousers of all things. Yeah, I don't even know why I felt that that was something I needed to do at two am, but whatever.

And then I spent the day translating The Colbert Report, which I'm not convinced was the greatest of ideas considering how ineffectual my brain is today, but it's not like I had a choice. It's kind of fun translating the global edition (the credit word is "globallsy" in case you're curious), none of that censoring nonsense, so those "fucking squirrels" remained intact. =)

After almost 20 days of keeping track of TV episodes (new episodes only. Apparently I made this decision at some point, I'm not even sure when), I've averaged about 6.5 episodes a day. I'm pretty freaking impressed by that since I don't fell like I've been watching all that much TV. Of course, once I start marathoning any of the many many MANY shows I plan to rewatch, that number will go down. I think. I should probably never underestimate my powers of television watchage.

So, I just finished watching all of Titus (which I'd translated a few episodes of, but hardly seen any of the rest, as I discovered) and now I can't decide what's next. So therefore, a poll!

Poll #3046 Run my life
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What new-to-me show should I watch?

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Generation Kill
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The Mighty Boosh
1 (100.0%)

Queer As Folk (US)
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Sons of Anarchy
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Stargate SG-1
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Touching Evil (UK)
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True Blood
1 (100.0%)

For crying out loud, just finish something already!

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Billable Hours season 2
0 (0.0%)

Chuck season 2
0 (0.0%)

Dexter season 3
1 (100.0%)

Friday Night Lights season 2
1 (100.0%)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 3
0 (0.0%)

Keen Eddie season 1
0 (0.0%)

Legend of the Seeker season 1
0 (0.0%)

Merlin season 1
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Oz season 1
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Profit season 1
0 (0.0%)

Regenesis season 4
0 (0.0%)

Spaced season 2
1 (100.0%)

Terminator season 2
0 (0.0%)

Also, I finally uploaded a bunch of new icons. I've been making loads lately (I have a lot of spots to fill), but it wasn't until this weekend that I felt I actually got some I could use. I hate losing my icon-making mojo like that, because the only way to get out of it is to work through it. And there's nothing worse than making sucky icon after sucky icon, thinking "what if they never stop sucking?". Whatever, they're uploaded now, and maybe I can start with a clean slate.
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Mar. 25th, 2008

Of 'ships and OTPs

That 'shippy poll thing everyone's doing )

Oh man, I was really out of it last night when I posted the picspam (no wonder, it was 4.30 am). I forgot an entire panel! And I even removed the network logos from the caps and everything (from PLAID! Plaid is evil), but then I forgot! And now it just seems silly to go back and add it.

I've gotten my old computer up and running, strictly for capping, so I've been doing some of that:

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