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blue_larkspur
Date: 2010-04-04 12:14
Subject: my new favorite show
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Over the past few months, I've gotten really into Criminal Minds. I had never watched it - I don't know why. It's exactly the kind of drama I like - a suspenseful thriller with practically no inter-team romance. Once the crime-type shows start hooking people up with each other, I lose interest, but apparently this show hasn't fallen into that trap. I need some icons!
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2010-04-03 16:37
Subject: knock knock
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Wow, I haven't posted since May 24, 2009. That's a long time. I miss all of you on my friends list. I'm going to try to get back in the LJ groove. I have been tweeting so if you want 140 characters or less on me, I'm @hellmouse there.

I hope everyone is well.
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-05-24 20:18
Subject: 3 day weekend - yay!
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Tags:food, movies, tv
Hello peeps! I've been awol but I'm back and at skip=220 in my flist, trying to get reacquainted with what you all are up to. I hope it's all good things. :)

I've just watched the first season of Breaking Bad - wow, it's really good. I can't wait to get caught up on season 2. I'm also trying to finish the stack of depressing movies I got from netflix. My whole queue is basically depressing movies. The only variations seem to be language and year of filming. I just watched La Haine, which I liked, and I've Loved You so Long, which I also liked even though I wasn't fond of the ending.

In general, things are good. Probably the least positive thing is that I've stopped going to the gym and started eating cake (often). I think I just got burnt out on going to the gym. Maybe I will get burnt out on cake, and return to exercise someday soon. One can hope!
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-04-09 23:28
Subject: A baby for Buffy
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OMG, you guys! People.com is reporting that SMG is pregnant! She's due in the fall.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr are expecting

How exciting - congratulations to them!
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-04-09 13:05
Subject: all the little birdies on jaybird street...
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Yes, I'm on twitter. Baaah says the sheep. I'm @hellmouse over there, just like I was ages ago on TWoP.

Who else is on? Let me know so I can follow you - unless of course you'd like to be left alone. Feel free to follow me! I'd love to have another way to stay in touch with my friends.
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-04-08 09:23
Subject: This post is about gossip and hating, and Lindsay Lohan. It's earnest so it may be preachy.
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(I know sometimes when people post their thoughts on things like this, they unintentionally offend people, so please know that is not my intention at all. I'm just trying to express what I've been thinking about these past few days. I may do it poorly, but my intentions are good. Earnestness, like sarcasm, is often misinterpreted online.)

I am dreading seeing today's US Weekly, with Lindsay Lohan baring her raw pain for all to see, and mock. She is freely giving people material with which to hate on her. (Literally, freely since US says they didn't pay her).

And honestly, I don't know that so many people really hate her. Many do, of course. But there are many, many more people who just like to hate. Not in an ideological way, but in a "let's make fun of people for our entertainment" way. I'm guilty of it too. It's fun to find the witty turn of phrase, the clever mashup, the hilarious screencap, the funny macro and share it with other people to make people laugh. We want to be amused. People like Lindsay who are so impulsive, emotional and evidently lacking self-preservative instincts, just give the rest of the world an easy target. And with her own words, she gives people ammunition. more thoughtsCollapse )
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-04-04 11:44
Subject: Brilliant!
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Tags:bsg, food, music, tv
Idea of the day: Beck, Bono and Bjork record an album and call it "The B-Sides". All the songs begin with B. Guest appearances by Beyonce, etc. Their first song could be titled "Barack" and it would be an impassioned anthem about Iraq (it rhymes!) and peace and stuff. Love, probably.

I am seriously missing pistachio nuts. I haven't had any since Sunday and I'm missing them SO much. I hadn't realized what a habit I'd developed. They are such a good snack in the shell because they're time consuming to eat.

Last night I started rewatching BSG - got through most of the miniseries. That was some excellent TV. One thing that really struck me was how almost all the male actors had put on weight by the end of the series (not so much Baltar and Helo I guess), but none of the women had. Not that it's news, but it shows how strong the pressure is on female actors to have "perfect" bodies. They can't even gain 5-10 pounds over four or five years.

Today I am listening to the songs on my itunes that I have not listened to since 2007. That's what made me think of the "b" idea. Bush was in the group - the song from Dead Things with Spike/Door while Buffy walks morosely through the cemetary. I don't know why I hadn't listened to it in so long. I like it. (eta - now it's playing ice ice baby. hee hee.)

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you are enjoying your day.
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-03-31 07:27
Subject: ohnoes!
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Tags:food, health
Salmonella in Pistachios Spurs Recall!*

I've been eating so many pistachios lately. And now they've been recalled, reported here in CNN. I guess if I get really bad diarrhea then I should go to the doctor because I might have salmonella poisoning. Yikes. I learned that on the Mayo Clinic site. It's really good for looking up real or imagined illnesses you might have - in my current case, salmonella infection.

Of course I was feeling fine before I read the article and now my stomach is upset. Ha ha.

full text of article from NYTCollapse )

*All it would take is a comma to make this headline about the San Antonio Spurs basketball team reflecting back on the day they had some bad nuts. Ha ha ha. /is nutty
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-03-22 20:06
Subject: Nuttin' honey
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Tags:food, health
This started with me thinking about 30 Rock. I've never had to give myself a Heimlich by throwing myself on a chair. I hope I never have to. The other day I thought I was going to choke on a pistachio nut (they are still in my top 5 things in life), but I was able to swallow it. It was still in the shell, and I wondered if that would be a problem. Would it just pass through my system, or would the shell somehow create some sort of intestinal problem?

I did what anyone would do, I turned to google. Well, let me tell you that googling "swallowed nut" does not bring up health-related issues first. In fact, s3xy times are being had by people involving the swallowing of nuts, and those people are sharing their experiences on the web. How kind of them.

But at least the links were well named and described so I did not click on them. I also didn't really find anything to answer my question, but since I am still here and relatively okay, I guess it's all good. Fingers crossed anyway.
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blue_larkspur
Date: 2009-03-19 10:10
Subject: This looks like a job for me
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Tags:bsg, celebrities, the office, tv, weather
Hello my friends, hello. [/neil diamond] I have been meaning to post forever. Let's go with some bullet points to get the party started.

  • I saw the top of a crocus peeking out of the ground earlier this week. Spring is on its way, even here in New England.
  • I am still watching BSG and The Office, but my new favorite show is "It's me or the dog". I love the trainer. She's awesome - so firm and in control but still genuine and warm.
  • I will have had my car for 10 years this June, and I just hit 50,000 miles two weeks ago. I kind of want a new car, but I think it's pretty clear that I don't really need one.
  • I can't bring myself to watch Wall-E because I think I'll cry. Netflix must think I'm crazy, with how long I keep some movies.
  • I think I am on the verge of becoming a Lilo stan over at ONTD. It's hard to watch all the people posting nasty comments about her, but I know that my own positive comments would be read as trolling. So I don't reply. That community has such groupthink: it's part of what can make it fun, and also what makes it depressing at other times. I don't think Lindsay is perfect by any means, but I don't understand the joy people take in constantly criticizing her, or any other famous person.
  • I know the term Stan derives from the Eminem song, but I love it because it makes me think of the former Soviet, now independent, nations that end in -stan. I picture a Britneystan and a Zefronstan and yes, a Lilostan, right ther next to Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, etc.


  • And now, back to vurk.
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