class, Temari, desert

Meme

Because hearing about my life right now might squick some of you out... (TL;dr=teeth issues. Maybe resolution, maybe more dental fun. Tune in when the antibotics are done) ... have a meme!

Pick a number from the list and I'll answer it in the comments.

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it?
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why?
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping?
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go

picard, captaincurran, star trek

Birthday!

Thank all of you  for the good wishes, virtual hugs, virtual gifts, promises of fic, etc, today.  It really helped.  I did want to make a note about the virtual gifts.  You all decked me out nicely. From ferneberga, I  got a bright and cheery sunshine to walk under, from hinky_hippo, I got a lovely tinfoil hat to wear, and from josgotglock, I got a yummy chocolate cupcake.  Very nice.  :D 

I've been very  tired today. Part of it is the rain, I think, and part of it is that I didn't sleep at  all last night and only got like four hours today. So, sleepy.  However, since R is gone, I didn't  have a lot to do today.  So, a nice sleepy day was  okay.  :D

vision, Tibbs

Seven Things, Redux

So, once again, if you're interested, leave me a comment saying so, and I'll give you seven questions to answer in your journal. Here are the ones magdarko gave me.

1. Your top five Gibbs/DiNozzo must-read fics

This is hard.  I have a lot of must-read fics.  However, the ones I keep coming back to are these.  It might be cheating  to use series as one, but deal  with it. :D   

* This is one I read every couple weeks.  Figuring It Out series by kesterpan
* Box Steps Series by ksl
* Captain Oblivious by  taylorgibbs
* Shallow Waters  by  yzba
* "Andy" by xanthestories

There are  so many  amazing authors in this fandom / ship that I have a plethora of pearls to pontificate on ... (now I'm just being silly).  But these are my favorite authors and their favorite stories of mine. I think. With Xanthe, it's hard for me to decide. 


2. The book you keep going back to

So many.   So so many.  Again, though, the one that comes to mind right now is Xenocide by Orson Scott Card.   It's packed  full of philosophy, crazy characters (in some cases literally), and inventive thought.  I was rereading Speaker before my reader went dead, and I realized how deeply Ender feels everything.  He literally takes the weight of worlds on his shoulders.  He has sort of a social, ruthless instinct that makes him act in cataclysmic ways (the literal meaning of huge change). 

Other books I come back to a lot:  The presidential years in Clancy's Ryanverse, Lawhead's Avalon, Zahn's Vision of the Future, and several others.   

3. Your favourite Abby moment

I'm not sure specifically.  I love watching her and Gibbs sign. It might be the one where they're  communicating while she's in the office and he's on the outside. I don't even remember the episode. 

4. A habit or hobby you dropped that you'd like to pick up again

Two.  Playing  piano and crocheting.

5. A place you visited that stayed with you

In  1998, I got  to spend three weeks on the Shankhill Road  staying with a church while we were on a mission trip to Belfast.  We slept on the floor of a big warehouse type building. I loved Belfast.  I loved the lively people and the  history, the attempts my friends were making to bridge gaps, and the hospitality they expressed to relative strangers, though their lives weren't always roses.  I want to go back and show my babies Belfast. 

6. An item on your bucket list

That.  I want to take my children to the UK, visit Germany and Ireland.  Visit the lands of my ancestors, show them where their family (at least on my side) comes from.  

7. The last movie you saw

Um, I'm not sure. I haven't watched a lot of movies lately.   I watch more tv episodes than movies.  The family watched Iron Man the other night.  
class, Temari, desert

Motherbrain: The Bill of Rights (pt 1)

Two posts in two days! Don't fall over, guys.



There have been comments made by politicians lately about 'amending the bill of rights'. I am becoming less of a strict conservative as I age, but this  is something every American must remember:  The Bill of Rights is the core of the American system of government.  The Constitution itself sets up the specific shape of our government, but it is the Bill of Rights that defines much of the practical application thereof. 

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