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Apr. 7th, 2009 12:11 am
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#22- Investigating)
I just watched three (hour-long) episodes of Blackpool, and it is wonderful. I watched the first episode yesterday, and I was sold when David Tennant and David Morrissey started singing "These Boots Are Made For Walking" to each other while doing a little dance number.

It's part investigative cop show and part musical, you see.

And I love how appropriate this icon is. Is it a Doctor Who icon or a Blackpool icon? The world may never know! Um, unless they read the part where it says "Time Lord". Ahem.

I'm thinking that since my plans for Friday are no more, I need to finish Blackpool and watch BBC's Casanova (starring David Tennant) so I can be ready for the Doctor Who Easter special this Sunday (also starring David Tennant). This sounds like a plan, yes? Certainly not overkill at all.

In other news, The Bad Astronomer is still my hero.

Heeee

Apr. 7th, 2009 12:11 am
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#22- Investigating)
I just watched three (hour-long) episodes of Blackpool, and it is wonderful. I watched the first episode yesterday, and I was sold when David Tennant and David Morrissey started singing "These Boots Are Made For Walking" to each other while doing a little dance number.

It's part investigative cop show and part musical, you see.

And I love how appropriate this icon is. Is it a Doctor Who icon or a Blackpool icon? The world may never know! Um, unless they read the part where it says "Time Lord". Ahem.

I'm thinking that since my plans for Friday are no more, I need to finish Blackpool and watch BBC's Casanova (starring David Tennant) so I can be ready for the Doctor Who Easter special this Sunday (also starring David Tennant). This sounds like a plan, yes? Certainly not overkill at all.

In other news, The Bad Astronomer is still my hero.

Lawl

Mar. 4th, 2009 12:53 pm
jesso: (RTS - teeeee)
Dear Bad Astronomer:

Yes. And more yes.

Love,
Jesso


(tl;dr version: Celebrity lady is full of stupid- vaccines cause autism, she "cured" her "crystal child" of autism (with vegetables) (because it is like cancer)... oh, and she regularly injects the world's most deadly toxin into her face (so she can be pretty) while railing against vaccines (that are proven to be safe). LAWL.)

((I love when stuff like this is presented like this. It beautifully highlights how little sense this lady is making))

(((Also the image at the end is pretty much the best thing ever)))

Lawl

Mar. 4th, 2009 12:53 pm
jesso: (RTS - teeeee)
Dear Bad Astronomer:

Yes. And more yes.

Love,
Jesso


(tl;dr version: Celebrity lady is full of stupid- vaccines cause autism, she "cured" her "crystal child" of autism (with vegetables) (because it is like cancer)... oh, and she regularly injects the world's most deadly toxin into her face (so she can be pretty) while railing against vaccines (that are proven to be safe). LAWL.)

((I love when stuff like this is presented like this. It beautifully highlights how little sense this lady is making))

(((Also the image at the end is pretty much the best thing ever)))
jesso: (HAWT)
GUYS, YOU ALL NEED TO GO WATCH SITA SINGS THE BLUES RIGHT NOW. It is such a pretty movie to watch.

Be sure to click the little button to watch it fullscreen, too. It neeeeeeds to be full screen.

Also be sure to shake your fist at record companies who are keeping this movie in "copyright jail". The movie includes a bunch of songs by Annette Hanshaw, and the companies that bought the rights to her songs after she died are wanting huuuuuge fees from the lady who made this movie. Never mind that Annette Hanshaw died two months (and two days) before I was even born, they want a jillion dollars in fees from this lady who independently made a movie. It's stupid and ridiculous, especially since it's not Annette Hanshaw's descendants getting the fees, it's just record companies who bought the rights and had nothing to do with the actual production of the songs. LAME.
jesso: (HAWT)
GUYS, YOU ALL NEED TO GO WATCH SITA SINGS THE BLUES RIGHT NOW. It is such a pretty movie to watch.

Be sure to click the little button to watch it fullscreen, too. It neeeeeeds to be full screen.

Also be sure to shake your fist at record companies who are keeping this movie in "copyright jail". The movie includes a bunch of songs by Annette Hanshaw, and the companies that bought the rights to her songs after she died are wanting huuuuuge fees from the lady who made this movie. Never mind that Annette Hanshaw died two months (and two days) before I was even born, they want a jillion dollars in fees from this lady who independently made a movie. It's stupid and ridiculous, especially since it's not Annette Hanshaw's descendants getting the fees, it's just record companies who bought the rights and had nothing to do with the actual production of the songs. LAME.
jesso: (Muse - Matt has a hat)
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA THIS IS AMAZING.

Reader's Digest version: Astrologer did James Randi's horoscope, predicted that he is good at magic tricks and skepticism (uh, duh?), and it turns out he had a completely wrong birthday. LAWL. Fakey faker was caught fakin'.

Man, why did I never read the Bad Astronomy blog before this? This is wonderful. It's a gold mine of stupid people ignoring science and making fools of themselves. DEAR BAD ASTRONOMER: I LOVE YOU. LOVE, JESSICA.
jesso: (Muse - Matt has a hat)
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA THIS IS AMAZING.

Reader's Digest version: Astrologer did James Randi's horoscope, predicted that he is good at magic tricks and skepticism (uh, duh?), and it turns out he had a completely wrong birthday. LAWL. Fakey faker was caught fakin'.

Man, why did I never read the Bad Astronomy blog before this? This is wonderful. It's a gold mine of stupid people ignoring science and making fools of themselves. DEAR BAD ASTRONOMER: I LOVE YOU. LOVE, JESSICA.
jesso: (I AM A RAVENCLAW)
I love the comments on this post. All the anti-vaccination folks going "but but but MEDICINE IS BAAADDDDD" and then other people going "uhhh, you got sources? no? Well I do. BAMF" and then laying the SCIENCE SMACKDOWN on the anti-vaccination folks.

I do love a good science smackdown <3
jesso: (I AM A RAVENCLAW)
I love the comments on this post. All the anti-vaccination folks going "but but but MEDICINE IS BAAADDDDD" and then other people going "uhhh, you got sources? no? Well I do. BAMF" and then laying the SCIENCE SMACKDOWN on the anti-vaccination folks.

I do love a good science smackdown <3
jesso: (Blank)
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Nice.
jesso: (Keepsie)
Guys!

Playing For Keeps will be released on Amazon.com tomorrow. You should all buy this book tomorrow.

It's a book about superheros and supervillans and then some people who have less-than-super powers. Like the guy who can control elevators, or the gal who cannot drop a bar tray, ever. It is an amazing book, and I love it very much. I already have the Lulu.com version, but I'm going to be buying at least one copy tomorrow. I kind of want to buy two but I don't know if I can justify it.

If you want, you can download the entire book as a pdf or the podcast from episode one, to "try before you buy". If you don't like it, we can no longer be friends you don't have to buy it, but I'm pretty sure all of you will dig it, because it's just a really good story.

So. Tomorrow! Amazon.com! Playing For Keeps! Joy! Happiness! Puppies!
jesso: (Keepsie)
Guys!

Playing For Keeps will be released on Amazon.com tomorrow. You should all buy this book tomorrow.

It's a book about superheros and supervillans and then some people who have less-than-super powers. Like the guy who can control elevators, or the gal who cannot drop a bar tray, ever. It is an amazing book, and I love it very much. I already have the Lulu.com version, but I'm going to be buying at least one copy tomorrow. I kind of want to buy two but I don't know if I can justify it.

If you want, you can download the entire book as a pdf or the podcast from episode one, to "try before you buy". If you don't like it, we can no longer be friends you don't have to buy it, but I'm pretty sure all of you will dig it, because it's just a really good story.

So. Tomorrow! Amazon.com! Playing For Keeps! Joy! Happiness! Puppies!
jesso: (Default)
First, a meme. I thought think this one is kind of interesting )

Last night I was zonked by 9, and at some point Megan called me. I remember hearing the phone ringing, and I remember saying "MEH" to the phone. She left a message, and I slept on. But! My phone likes to remind me that I have messages periodically, so it beeped at me throughout the night. I guess it woke me up a few times, because I have the memories of getting up and going over to my alarm clock to hit snooze, and then being very confused by the lack of alarm. This happened a couple times. On the plus side, when my alarm went off for real, I ended up hitting snooze fewer times than normal, because part of my brain thought I'd already hit snooze a couple times. Go, brain!

Someone buy me this. I need it. For star parties, for my porch, for NaNoWriMo writing in parks... It is necessary. Clearly.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo! I have a big post brewing on that very topic. It is currently about half finished, waiting patiently in a private post for me to get around to finishing it. I should do that tonight.

I had sushi today. I'd been craving it since Sunday, when I got an ad in the mail that included pictures of sushi at a local Japanese place that finally reopened. Oh man. When you are craving something, and you finally get it? Bliss, lemme tell ya.

Oh, and my phone's battery died today (while I was composing a text to [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmaid). I would just like to say that on the day that a cell phone manufacturer makes a phone that doesn't use more energy to say "OMG LOW BATTERY AAAHHHH" every three seconds, I will give that manufacturer three firstborn children. And a handful of souls. I mean, seriously? With all the beeping, lighting up, and vibrating that phones do when they are low on juice, they could probably last days longer if they'd just shut up about it. Why can't it pop up a message ONCE, and then shut up once the user acknowledges the message? Oh, that's right, because that would make sense.

Also, I should probably get a real phone charger to replace the one Hawking chewed through. I'm currently using my USB cord to charge it, which is inconvenient because I can't do anything with the phone while it's charging. No talking, no texting, no nuffin'. So I put it off for days, and then my phone dies while I'm texting. I blame the media. And video games.

Going back to the topic of NaNoWriMo, I need an idea. You see, I've been playing with yWriter (I'm actually starting to poke at and sort-of edit Syrup!), and while it is a cool program, I can't really dig into it unless I'm writing something new. Plugging in a pre-existing book is okay, but kind of meh. So I'm thinking I'll use it for NaNoWriMo, for two reasons: 1) I want to see if I can do a novel without flying by the seat of my pants, and 2) I want to play with this program. My plan is to use yWriter to set up an outline, and figure out all the scenes, then transfer the scene descriptions to index cards for portableness. Then when I'm off writing with others, or just over there on my couch, I can pick an index card and write that scene, then plug it into yWriter when I feel like it. I'll leave plenty of room for improvisation, of course, because I don't think I could completely give up the madness that NaNo writing can bring (a certain fishy dream sequence comes to mind). But, overall, I'd like to have the thing plotted out.

The problem with this, though, is that I have no idea how to plot out a novel. I'm so used to my highly organic writing style that planning is completely foreign to me. Like Greek, or Slovakian. I think that if I had a starting idea I could pull something together, but I don't know what I want to write. Maybe an "ensemble going after a MacGuffin" novel would be fun, a la "Rat Race". Who knows. WHAT SAY YOU, LIVEJOURNAL?
jesso: (Default)
First, a meme. I thought think this one is kind of interesting )

Last night I was zonked by 9, and at some point Megan called me. I remember hearing the phone ringing, and I remember saying "MEH" to the phone. She left a message, and I slept on. But! My phone likes to remind me that I have messages periodically, so it beeped at me throughout the night. I guess it woke me up a few times, because I have the memories of getting up and going over to my alarm clock to hit snooze, and then being very confused by the lack of alarm. This happened a couple times. On the plus side, when my alarm went off for real, I ended up hitting snooze fewer times than normal, because part of my brain thought I'd already hit snooze a couple times. Go, brain!

Someone buy me this. I need it. For star parties, for my porch, for NaNoWriMo writing in parks... It is necessary. Clearly.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo! I have a big post brewing on that very topic. It is currently about half finished, waiting patiently in a private post for me to get around to finishing it. I should do that tonight.

I had sushi today. I'd been craving it since Sunday, when I got an ad in the mail that included pictures of sushi at a local Japanese place that finally reopened. Oh man. When you are craving something, and you finally get it? Bliss, lemme tell ya.

Oh, and my phone's battery died today (while I was composing a text to [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmaid). I would just like to say that on the day that a cell phone manufacturer makes a phone that doesn't use more energy to say "OMG LOW BATTERY AAAHHHH" every three seconds, I will give that manufacturer three firstborn children. And a handful of souls. I mean, seriously? With all the beeping, lighting up, and vibrating that phones do when they are low on juice, they could probably last days longer if they'd just shut up about it. Why can't it pop up a message ONCE, and then shut up once the user acknowledges the message? Oh, that's right, because that would make sense.

Also, I should probably get a real phone charger to replace the one Hawking chewed through. I'm currently using my USB cord to charge it, which is inconvenient because I can't do anything with the phone while it's charging. No talking, no texting, no nuffin'. So I put it off for days, and then my phone dies while I'm texting. I blame the media. And video games.

Going back to the topic of NaNoWriMo, I need an idea. You see, I've been playing with yWriter (I'm actually starting to poke at and sort-of edit Syrup!), and while it is a cool program, I can't really dig into it unless I'm writing something new. Plugging in a pre-existing book is okay, but kind of meh. So I'm thinking I'll use it for NaNoWriMo, for two reasons: 1) I want to see if I can do a novel without flying by the seat of my pants, and 2) I want to play with this program. My plan is to use yWriter to set up an outline, and figure out all the scenes, then transfer the scene descriptions to index cards for portableness. Then when I'm off writing with others, or just over there on my couch, I can pick an index card and write that scene, then plug it into yWriter when I feel like it. I'll leave plenty of room for improvisation, of course, because I don't think I could completely give up the madness that NaNo writing can bring (a certain fishy dream sequence comes to mind). But, overall, I'd like to have the thing plotted out.

The problem with this, though, is that I have no idea how to plot out a novel. I'm so used to my highly organic writing style that planning is completely foreign to me. Like Greek, or Slovakian. I think that if I had a starting idea I could pull something together, but I don't know what I want to write. Maybe an "ensemble going after a MacGuffin" novel would be fun, a la "Rat Race". Who knows. WHAT SAY YOU, LIVEJOURNAL?

STUFF

Aug. 8th, 2008 12:34 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
GUYS. I know I've already told you to go read [livejournal.com profile] xlormp, but really for real you need to. Today's chapter is hilarious and almost had me shooting alfredo out my nose. I'm glad I didn't, because that would have been uncomfortable and would have had my coworkers giving me funny looks.

ANYWAYS.

Also, I have started working on my [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics project. I finally got the correct needles last night, so I started knitting a swatch in the round this morning at break and I'll probably cast on For Realz tonight. Socks! I am going to knit socks! I was looking at the pattern, though, and man the heel looks scary. I've never turned a heel before! It will be a fun adventure.

STUFF

Aug. 8th, 2008 12:34 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
GUYS. I know I've already told you to go read [livejournal.com profile] xlormp, but really for real you need to. Today's chapter is hilarious and almost had me shooting alfredo out my nose. I'm glad I didn't, because that would have been uncomfortable and would have had my coworkers giving me funny looks.

ANYWAYS.

Also, I have started working on my [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics project. I finally got the correct needles last night, so I started knitting a swatch in the round this morning at break and I'll probably cast on For Realz tonight. Socks! I am going to knit socks! I was looking at the pattern, though, and man the heel looks scary. I've never turned a heel before! It will be a fun adventure.

WORRY HAT

Aug. 7th, 2008 01:06 am
jesso: (Hearts)
This is the best thing ever.

EVER.

WORRY HAT

Aug. 7th, 2008 01:06 am
jesso: (Hearts)
This is the best thing ever.

EVER.

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