Francesca, by Ezra Pound

Jul. 26th, 2017 11:36 am
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Francesca

You came in out of the night
And there were flowers in your hand,
Now you will come out of a confusion of people,
Out of a turmoil of speech about you.

I who have seen you amid the primal things
Was angry when they spoke your name
In ordinary places.
I would that the cool waves might flow over my mind,
And that the world should dry as a dead leaf,
Or as a dandelion seed-pod and be swept away,
So that I might find you again,
Alone.



angry when they spoke your name )

Boxing!

Jul. 26th, 2017 07:26 am
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BOXING LESSONS! Took my first one and it was great. I suck at many things. Like jumping rope. I haven't jumped rope in years, and I've never been particularly good at rhythmic movement things, and man, do I suck at jumping rope.

Also, left/right alternation is not my strong suit.

I knew this, but it's really pointed out in the boxing lessons. I am amused.

But the coaches (there are two) were great and supportive and I loved every minute of it. I'm working hard and it's exhausting and I'm sore today in new places, but I can't wait to go back and do it again.

So yes, at 63 I am taking up boxing. Don't let anyone tell you you're too old to do something.

In other news, payroll went smoothly. The accounting issue is getting straightened out, though I will have to manually put back in what I've done for the last week and a half. (I'll survive.) Apparently when I did a "restore" of the back-up file they sent me, and the system demanded that I make a password, it locked them out. Which I find kind of hysterical. So they will send me a new password as they set up the restore. Hey, I did what the system asked. And from the way the accountant talked, I think it was mostly a problem on their side.

Such is life.

Oh, and the boss took me out to lunch. It was SO good. We went to Mi Appa which is a Cuban restaurant. I love me some Cuban food.
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Oh, yes, indeedy. I was faced with those cold, cruel digits staring at me with a veneer of impertinence to boot. So I reached for the iPad and continued reading my Trek novel. Luckily, the pain managed to stay in the background for a while. I finally finished it only to find that it was the MIDDLE book of a trilogy. So I borrowed the other two books.

Once again, citing nausea, sleeplessness, and pain, I talked myself out of doing household chores. Instead I managed to snatch another two hours of sleep just before 2. And woke up in the middle of more vivid dreams. Hmm, I wasn't aware that gastric upsets and sleep deprivation when combined were dream catalysts.

I ventured into SuM's living room after watching the news and my game shows. We watched "The Diaries of Ann Lister" - a fascinating true account of a woman who'd defied the constraints of polite British society to carve out a life for herself on her own terms: refusing to marry, studying a vast array of subjects, hiring men to mine her land, and - oh yes - living with a woman and adopting the role of "husband". She used to write love letters in a special code which was decrypted only after 150 years. SuM wondered whether it might have been solved by a woman!

SuM also graciously made supper: big meatballs (we joked about those), boiled potatoes, and the snappiest crispy peas. Luckily, I managed to overcome the lingering nausea and enjoyed my meal. ::breathes a sigh of relief:: Right now, I think I'm going to drink some soothing ginger pineapple juice and then read for just a titch. I have to wake up early to book my rides for next week's pub night. Yay!
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Since all the eps have gone off YouTube, I'm consoling myself with fic. It's not working.

smiley-b, throw a prompt my way for Kate/Geoff or Gibbo/Sharon (G/S way more likely. So much to fix!)

start with one (1554 words) by helsinkibaby
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flying Doctors
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tom Callaghan/Chris Randall
Characters: Tom Callaghan, Chris Randall
Additional Tags: Romance, Canon Het Relationship, Fluff, Schmoop, Post canon, Happily Ever After
Summary:

Four years ago, he listened to a bus crash over a CB radio and his life changed forever. Now, everything changes again.

Summer gratitudes

Jul. 25th, 2017 05:12 pm
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1. I am making a new cucumber salad recipe, courtesy of an issue of Cook's Country that came to my hands. I think the trick of seeding and pre-slicing the cucumbers and letting them rest on a paper towel in the fridge for 20 minutes will indeed help keep the cucumbers crisp, and I flavored the salad with mint from my one garden bed. \o/!

2. One giant load of wash is in the dryer, another load of towels is in the wash, hallelujah.

3. I'm going to oven-roast salmon tonight, glazed with soy-sesame-miso-ginger-garlic and a smidge of maple syrup.

4. I had a morning of self-care (therapy followed by massage). My friendly neighborhood massage therapist tells me that she encounters a lot of people's necks and that they are not supposed to feel like corded steel cable. Well okay then. :-)

5. I got to have lunch with [personal profile] squirrelhaven, and will get to have dinner with [personal profile] sanj and [personal profile] kouredios. What a delightful day. :-)

How are y'all?

I'm still sore...

Jul. 25th, 2017 06:56 am
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But I'm starting boxing training anyway. My mouth guard is ready. I have my workout clothes. I will do this.

Though I expect to be thoroughly exhausted tonight.

Also, it's payroll day. (sigh)

Yesterday I did not have to go to the Board meeting. I'm not sure why, but the boss decided I should attend the one in September which is at ACORN. I am find with that.

It was a busy day, but we got everything ready for the board. That's all I needed to do.

Pat is going cycling this morning, but we got up at 6, which is only 15 minutes earlier than my regular time. So I'm far less grumpy about it.

Comic Con

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:05 pm
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 I did go to  San Diego Comic Con this year.  I had a ticket for the whole 5 days, but I could only go to one day.  After some dilly dally and back and forth, I settled on Saturday.  I had this thought, that I could wait in line and possible get into the back row of Hall H (the hall where all the DC/Marvel stuff would be).  Well, I may have underestimated how big that line would be.  There was no way in heck anyone who hadn't lined up a few days earlier, was getting into that room.  Those were some intense, and insane, fans.  LOL 

So, instead I wander around, attended a digital art class, and took photos.  It was just as crazy as I remembered - no, scratch that, it was way more crazy than I remembered.  

If you are interested in the photo's I took, you can find them on my facebook account.  Here's a link.: 

ComicCon 2017
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Well, I managed to get about 7 hours of sleep. Sound good? Nah, not when I woke up at 6:26. Much too early. Even worse, everything's been hurting me all day long. From my face(!) and head to my spine. Finishing up with my ankles. With the face out of commission, it was difficult for me to read, even though I'm finding the Trek novel piquing my curiosity. Sigh.

Once again, I had an emergency nap, from shortly after 1 to 3:30. When I woke up, I was in the middle of a vivid dream. Normally fine, but not when my head hurts.

Slept on and off during the news (so annoying), but was awake for my game shows. Now I just want to go to bed and forget that my body exists. I need solid oblivion.

(no subject)

Jul. 23rd, 2017 12:19 pm
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 Headed out camping in about an hour!

 Please, world, do not implode, explode, fall into a dystopian hellhole, or otherwise expire anytime in the next week.  

If you finally get your shit together enough to throw half our government in jail, wait until we're back -- I want to see that perp walk.

monday list

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:28 am
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Things to do today:
  • make granola
  • take a shower
  • read Star Trek fic
Things I already did:
  • made appointment for eyeballs!
  • ate breakfast!
Things I probably won't do:
  • figure out how to finish this fic
  • work with me here Rodney
  • you've had three years
  • stop mooning around on the sidewalk
  • and end this
  • or I swear to god I'll set fire to everything you love
  • I'll do it
  • fire is much easier to write than a happy ending
  • ask anyone

Still sore and annoyed about it....

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:02 am
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If this fucks up my boxing training tomorrow, I'm going to be really, really pissed.

In other news, I began, again, working on the rewrite of the mystery novel. It's slow going, but it's going.

Pat and I wanted to watch the coverage of the final stage of the Tour de France, but a NASCAR race ran overtime. It was accident, clear the track, restart, accident, clear the track, restart, endlessly. And they kept postponing the Tour coverage. Finally they said it would start around 11 pm. So we just turned off the tv and said fuck it.

Stupid fucking car races.

Today I have a full day of work and then I have to go to the board meeting tonight. It's going to be a long fucking day.

Tomorrow is payroll.

Boo-hiss on long fucking days.

Teen Wolf/Supernatural xover

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:53 am
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My last art

Derek/Stiles and eventually Derek/Stiles/Dean

Preview






Link to the banner

http://archiveofourown.org/works/11596683

Kuddos and comments are appreciate, thanks you.

Countdown to conversion day

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:44 pm
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I went to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets today. Cut for negativity more than spoilers. )

For the Forever Knight fans: A friend of mine recently applied for Canadian citizenship, and a few weeks later received an email informing him that the processing of his application has now begun and also providing him with a link to the website where he can download the citizenship test study guide in either print or audio format. Furthermore, the email continued, the audio version is narrated by a group of famous Canadians. My friend didn't recognize any of the names, but I recognized a couple, including one that I thought might be of mild interest to handful of you: Geraint Wyn Davies. If any of you would like to listen to Nick Knight discuss the regions of Canada, you can do so here.

I was reading some advice today on how to improve ease of writing. The first step the site recommended is to write first thing in the morning, before doing anything else, or at least before reading anything else. It apparently doesn't matter what you write as long as you write something; recounting the previous night's dreams or discussing in detail how much you hate the activity are both perfectly valid options. I think I might try it for a bit and see what happens, if I can just bring myself to wake up a little earlier.

I have another week of vacation coming up soon. I should start putting together a list of the things I'd like to accomplish. Bake, definitely; maybe visit the bank; maybe go to the beach. That's a start.

Being a zombie is ... exhausting.

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:22 pm
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It's not even 9:30 and I know I'm headed off to bed (as soon as I've taken my pills, washed my face, and done my eyedrops). Whoa, blondie. How come you're a zombie?

Well, it doesn't make much sense to me considering that the morning part of Sunday was normal: wake up at 5:45, leave home around 8:45, do church, get picked up.... BZZZZZZRT. Scratch that. Do NOT get picked up by the promised cab (and learn that the cabbie has declared you weren't there which is enough to make me start screaming). Have the rides provider promise to send another cab which luckily arrives in a few minutes. So I end up getting home around 1:50, already worn out.

I ignored lunch so I could concentrate on my service summary. I'm finally done before 3:30 and do I eat lunch then? Why, of course not. I have to go feed the cats (after coaxing Grumpy off the back deck with loving words and cute hand claps). ::puts hands on hips:: Hey, there were SO cute hand claps. Only then did I return to my cool, dark refuge ... and have a couple of fruit tarts. Not quite lunch or nutritious, but I just didn't feel like anything else.

When SuM got home, I was relieved she bought me a bottle of Aleve (though what she paid for it at the drugstore was ridiculous when compared to Costco's price). But I was desperate and didn't want my old joints to be screaming in a couple of days.

Anyway, off to do my pre-bed routine. Silly nighty-night, all.

Happy Birthday, crimsoncorundum! :-D

Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:38 pm
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This is coming later in the day than it should, but I would just like to wish [personal profile] crimsoncorundum a very Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I didn't remember sooner, [personal profile] crimsoncorundum. I hope your special day was fun, relaxing, and full of happiness! Very best wishes to you! :-D


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