Louie

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For anyone coming here from 2017revival, or just passing by.

I have always felt that I was bad at this sort of thing.

Age: 45
Location: West Virginia

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I am a queer feminist woman, married to a lovely man for seventeen years with two kids, and two cats. Politically liberal independent, mad as hell about the election and not afraid to show it. I'm also a goofball, geeky as hell and a maker of things.Music, light, laughter, creativity, love and interaction are essential to my mental health and well being.

Top 5 fandoms: Doctor Who, Star Trek (all, but TNG is first), Discworld, Hamilton.

I mostly post about: I don't have a schedule, I just post as I feel like it and try to not take extended leave.

My last three LJ posts were about: Jason Moma, Embroidery and a clarification of an earlier post.

How often do you post: Usually at least once a week, I try for more.

A GIF to describe how your day has been today so far:



*This would probably be more helpful if I actually made it public rather than just thinking about it*
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    Dwayne Johnson - You're Welcome
Louie

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Dear Netflix,

You were right, I am really enjoying Luke Cage.

It still wasn't the right thing to recommend when I finished Call the Midwife.

Sincerely,

Me
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Louie

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Charlie asked Jeff, if he was forty, why wasn't his beard longer.

I love that, even if it is perplexing.

I'm going to be forty-five and I don't even have a beard! Oh no!

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I found out a couple days ago that the green Haribo gummi bears are strawberry flavored.

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Oh, so when we were trick or treating at the mall, we went past a Teavana and they offer samples. I got pumpkin spice which didn't taste much like either. There was an apple one that was nice but way too sweet. And tiramisu. Which is a cake flavored with espresso. The tea was coffee, chocolate and again too sweet. It was very disconcerting.

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Last night's actual h'ween trick or treating went so well. If we move out of the area, next year is going to be so weird. Or maybe we'll come back anyway. :D
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    Jidenna - Little Bit More
Louie

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Or maybe I don't have a cold. Or I have part of a cold. What I don't have is any idea. But, what's new about that? :)

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Did trick or treating at Reston Town Center on Saturday. It was in the high seventies, so Sam's sweatshirt based costume was a no go. But he was fine with that, as he'd rather not pass out. We saw *so* many dogs, and many of them in costume. We had a great day, but I think the dogs were the best part.

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Today it's in the fifties, tomorrow it's in the sixties and Wednesday it's supposed to be in the high seventies. While I appreciate one more bare feet day before it's all socks and slippers, it's a bit worrying. Not that I can fix it...still.

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We didn't get around to carving pumpkins, but the kids are decorating theirs with sharpies, Jeff and I will do ours later. Tbh, last year, when we all carved, was an anomaly.
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Louie

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I finished both trick or treat bags, with time to spare. That time was about four hours before we had to get going for Air & Scare. :D

We had a lovely time and I got Jeff a couple last things for his birthday on Friday. I can almost always find him something at the gift shop...unless I bought it for him last time. :D

Then we went to Macaroni Grill for dinner and home.

On Sunday we did the Farmer's Market, bit of grocery shopping and a stop at Goodwill to get Sam some pants (somewhere in this house there are*SO* many pairs of pants) and long sleeved shirts. Then the park and home for a bit of afternoon rest.

Later, I finally processed all the apples. My apple peeler thing is more of an apple gauger now. I think something rusted or broke in the last year. So I did it all by hand, in the living room so I wouldn't keel over from boredom. Ended up with five gallon bags of apple slices that are happily hanging out in the freezer. I'm certainly pleased. :)

I'm working on posting a few times a week. Can't get the lj app to work on my phone...I'll see about reinstalling it on my ipod. It's much easier to post pictures from one or the other, as that's how I'm taking the pictures 99% of the time.
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    Call The Midwife, S5E7
Mark Trail

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I figured out why I can't listen to Donald Trump's voice anymore.

He makes me remember exactly how it felt to be very small and vulnurable. I had no words and nobody could have helped me. And he was big and awful and there was nothing I could do.

I also have to keep an eye on him, hear other people say how awful he is. It's not exactly a compulsion, but it certainly makes me feel better. I don't know. I thought writing this out would be helpful. It just made me cry again. Though, there's no shame in crying, of course. But I'd like to stop now.

I suppose figuring out something like this is good. I identified it. Now it's easier to beat.

But it's disquieting. Disturbing.

I feel like this has been going on somewhere in my brain for months and now it's finally out. Which explains a whole bunch of things. Not much I can do about it, really.

I try to have an up ending for things like this. Guess that's not happening.
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