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24 April 2009 @ 08:14 pm
I'm like a greenhorn pitcher. Kinda ... all over the place.  
I've not written much this week, but I've read a few books and an obscene amount of fan fiction, all across a spectrum of fandoms... Narnia, Chuck, Ironman, Supernatural, even That 70's Show, oddly enough.  Some of it was good, some of it was really  good, and some of it was spectacularly horrific.  What reading always does, however, is to make me want to write;  it makes me want to be a better writer so that people don't want to put their eyes out with a rusty spork when they read my work.  (I thought about doing that very thing this afternoon;  It's what made me stop reading today.... Man.  Punctuation?  The proper use of the comma?  I mean, I know I abuse the comma, I do, but really?!)

Had a conversation about girls and girlfriends with the boys.  Turns out that they both like one of the little girls on the street who's a year younger than Ethan and a year older than Aaron.  *blinks*  Deliver me, O Lord, from this burden.  Maybe Jesus can come back before my little boys start to date.  It made me a little hyperventilated just having a casual conversation with them about girls, let alone thinking about when they're sixteen, driving and ruled by their hormones.  YIKES.

Watching Supernatural with the French subtitles is a kick.  There's nothing like Jensen Ackles cocking a pump action shotgun and saying, "Nous avons le travail pour faire."  (We've got work to do.)  I imagined Amelie in the Impala's backseat, furiously transcribing.

I have several ideas for  new stories.  *giggles at all the new bunnies*  *waves*

I might want to sign up for the exchange at pansyxron , but I'm still on the fence.  I have a week to decide.

Wonder of wonders, I actually have a small drive to finish my 2 WIPs.  One of them is done, written out, but only needs to be typed.  How lazy am I?  That's actually one of my least favorite things to do - type up something that's written out in longhand.  :P  Can't STAND it.  And I can't let anyone else do it, because it probably needs to be edited.

Nolan bought our plane tickets for the family Florida vacation this week.  Woo hoo!  Florida in August =Going to fry in the hot sun with the fam.  The boys haven't ever been to the beach, though, so they're excited.

....And I've been dissatisfied, lately.  Disappointed in people, disillusioned by "friends" and frowny in general.  But maybe things will look up, soon. I'm ever hopeful. 

And NBC?  Thinking of cancelling Chuck?  You aren't cool, NBC.  Not cool at all.
I hear:: Nothing's Changed - The Calling
Lyndsie Fenele: Deep Ravenclawlyndsiefenele on April 25th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
What reading always does, however, is to make me want to write; it makes me want to be a better writer so that people don't want to put their eyes out with a rusty spork when they read my work.

This is honestly about 89.3% of the reason I am motivated to write fanfiction. Yay!

I am sorry you are disappointed and disillusioned. : ( See, I am frowny also on your behalf.

I had I feeling they might be thinking of cancelling Chuck. It's kind of flagging lately with the writing. The only think still saving it is the Chuck/Casey subtext, and I don't usually even like slash! I think everything's too convenient and too easy, and the humor can't save it anymore... Yet I still watch every week. (And now I have sound on NBC again! *happy dance*

Okay so if I'm a total weirdo for this post, see my latest. I <3 rum.
Carrie Leigh: winecarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
I LOVE rummy!chatty!Lyndsie! (I have wine. I've only had a few sips, though :D)

It figures that they're cancelling Chuck. Anything I really get into gets canned. :P
Lyndsie Fenele: what would gaius baltar do?lyndsiefenele on April 25th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
Aww. *loves back* Chuck is fun, but I wish they would shape up. I used to watch it concurrently with Sharlene and I remember saying at some point that yeesh everyone in his life was involved in some secret government plot. I said that it if it ended up that his dad was I would quit the show for good. (This was around the time I gave up on Heroes.)

And yet I am still here. C'est la vie.

But yes, I agree with you on the canning. *mourns BSG*
idreamofdraco: NaNoWriMoidreamofdraco on April 25th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Don't you love that urge to start writing after doing a lot of reading? :D I actually like to type stuff out after having handwritten it. :) It's just another editing process that definitely needs to happen before posting anything. I hope your dissatisfaction dissipates soon. :( Sorry you're feeling frowny.
Carrie Leigh: writer coffeecarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
I used to like to type stuff out, but rpgs have forever spoiled me from writing by myself. It's so much EASIER with someone else!

And now I just have to quit LJing and write! Right?
idreamofdraco: NaNoWriMoidreamofdraco on April 25th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
We must suffer for our art. *tragic sigh*
tracyj23: Snarky - punctuation is lovetracyj23 on April 25th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Rumour is Chuck will be getting 13 episodes next season. Hopefully it's true. Everything is getting cut back thanks to Leno being moved an hour earlier. Who watches that guy anyway?

I have 3 boys myself and am getting dangerously close to the dating age. (One is 10) I share your woes.

Punctuation. My goodness, one of the most abused things that ever existed. I write fanfiction but I almost detest reading it now because so much of it is just THAT bad. I love that icon. I think I have it somewhere.

I hope things will look up for you soon. I've been sharing in that feeling of disappointment and disillusionment as well lately.
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Yay! Chuck! I'll take 13 more eps. I just love Adam Baldwin. :*

And those boys will be the DEATH of me!
O Demanding One: Encourage: Up Through The Dandelionheyurs on April 25th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)

....And I've been dissatisfied, lately. Disappointed in people, disillusioned by "friends" and frowny in general. But maybe things will look up, soon. I'm ever hopeful.   Yeah. Me, too.   *sigh*   Hopefully things will look up soon. For both of us.

*prays*   *sends encouragement*

maureen: Buffy flat pom pomsmaureen on April 25th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Me too! Being sick isn't the only reason I've been quiet lately. Maybe there is some sort of 'disillusionment' bug going around.
Carrie Leigh: Moral Indignationcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
It's just the hypocrital bullcrap that I can't stand. You know, if you SAY you're a certain way, then BE that way, for crying out loud!
O Demanding One: HP: Don't Eff With Me Dracoheyurs on April 25th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)

*nods*   That with the wear of pain has not been a happy mix. Hopefully the bug can be squashed.

Carrie Leigh: Carrie frivolitycarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Have you been sad, too? Sorry, Urs. *hugs*

Ugh. And I've forgotten about my devotional TWICE this month. *sigh*
O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: UrsintheMagnoliaFlowerheyurs on April 25th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)

Yeah, things have been weird and me being in constant pain is a wearing situation. Thanks, Carrie. *hugs you back*

That's OK, hon. The Psalms can be a filler. ;)

seegrim: L&S BFFseegrim on April 25th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
I'm glad you've got lots of plot bunnies bouncing around. I'm surprised you haven't renamed them from bunnies to something else more... agreeable. :)

I'm sorry you're feeling disappointed and disillusioned. That makes me a bit pouty.

What makes me very sad is how little time I've been able to spend with you this week. One more week and I'm done, though!
Carrie Leigh: Laverne and Shirleycarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
So... I should call them... PLOT CAMELS?

Don't be pouty. People are punks, man. What can you do?

I KNOW! One more week!
seegrimseegrim on April 25th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Well, I suppose if you like camels. I, personally, don't. They spit. And in real life? Their lumps are all gross. Ew.
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)

Plot Puppies?

Plot parakeets?

Plot Pumpkins?

Brendan: Alton Brown - Lightbulbbrendanm720 on April 25th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
Definitely plot pumpkins.

Then you can make some plot pies.

[pun intended]
Embellishedembe11ished on April 25th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
You'll be in serious trouble when your boys really start thinking about girls. They're so cute that they're sure to be lady killers. (Though with you as their mother, they'll hopefully at least be lady killers who can actually use grammar appropriately!) I hope that you feel cheerier soon!
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed! The got all A's this year, so...

And as for the cute... *sigh* I guess smart mouth doesn't cancel out the cute. After all, I did marry their father. :)
Embellishedembe11ished on April 25th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
Um, I thought you were a D/G fan. Didn't you realize that a smart mouth just enhances the cute? You are so in trouble!
Carrie Leigh: D loves Gcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
HEE! You're RIGHT!
Jessica K Malfoyjessicakmalfoy on April 25th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Maybe Jesus can come back before my little boys start to date.

i SOOOOOOOOOOO agree! (i think i just pissed off your icon with that so, btw)

and i need to see supernatural in french. jensen is my true love.
Carrie Leigh: Dean scorecarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Nolan and I were watching season 2 last night, the one where they go back to Lawrence, KS? And the woman that lived in their old house just let them right in. Nolan sputtered. He said, "You don't just let 2 men in your house!!)

I assured him that if Sam and Dean came knocked on my door, I'd let them in, immediately, no questions asked. SERIOUSLY. They are in WAY more danger from me than the other way around.

I'd even feed them before I attacked them and kept them for my very own. ;)
dragonsangel68: TW - Rob Leatherdragonsangel68 on April 25th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
They both like the same little girl? *sends you strength* I'm so glad I only have one boy!

As for the hormones, you can look forward to them a few years earlier than sixteen; you just have a little more control over them until they get their license... Well, sort of, because hormone driven fifteen year olds suddenly become very creative in their thinking when there might be something their craving as a reward *wink*

The boys have never, ever been to the beach? I know there are people who live far enough inland to have never encountered the ocean, but it's still a bit of a shock to hear it.

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
I think the shine might be off the apple of that little girl. I heard her dulcet tones SCREAMING at them as they played basketball in the alley last night.

(She might need to be spanked for her mouth.) Ahem.

We live 700 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico, and are almost in the dead center of the US from either coast. *shrugs* There hasn't been a good time to vacation there, yet. :)
dragonsangel68: TW - Rob Leatherdragonsangel68 on April 25th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
For the shine to have worn off that apple is a good thing. The last thing boys need is a potty mouth girl teaching them naughty words - they generally pick it up just fine on their own at some stage ;)

You know, I can't imagine living more than five minutes away from the ocean.
Brendan: Chuck - Nerd Herd Logobrendanm720 on April 25th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)

Not cool at all.

Though, I was trying to figure out if it was a series finale on Monday based on this last week's episode.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
I thought it was the finale, too, but apparently not. I saw a commercial for next week's ep.

Apparently they're not dead in the water, yet. We shall see.

Nolan said that he'd watch an hour of Yvonne Strahovski eating a sandwich. I'd need a little more than that, though.
Kate: Bunny Quite Enoughmugglechump on April 25th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, the budding of love stuffs. Yeah, Jesus could make a timely re-entrance right about now. My daughter is dating a 20 year old. Someone who doesn't live 'at home' anymore and who works full time. I don't care that she's almost 19, his age starts with the wrong number!

I'm sorry you've been disappointed. There's been a lot of that going around. *hugs*
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously going to have to meet everyone, parents included, I think. Dear heavens, it gives me heart palpitations to think about it! *sends you strength for Mer*

I know. And it's church people! I somehow expect more from people that go to my church, you know?
Jessicatudorrose1533 on April 25th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, no beach ever? I know it happens but as someone who lives on an island (well, when not at school) what a WEIRD thought it is for me!

Good luck with your boys....as long as they don't make a habit of falling for the same girl in the future then all should be fine :)
Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
I know. Texas is a big honking state. We live a LOOOOONG was away from the Gulf of Mexico (which - come on, doesn't really have nice beaches. Ew.) And haven't really taken the boys on a real vacation 'til this year. We're all pretty pumped. :D

The boys are only 22 months apart, so technically it COULD happen again, but I pray that it just WON'T.
Leigh: shoesleigh_adams on April 25th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Amelie + SPN = Leigh snorting Diet Coke out her nose and all over Vera due to laughing so hard.

Also, is your subject a play off Bull Durham? :D
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 25th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
I thought it was funny, too. :) Somehow Sammy's lines and facial expressions lend themselves better to French. Mais Dean! Nous devons les aider!

And yeah, Bull Durham IS what I was thinking about. :D But my MOM reads this blog.
Leigh: Gryffindorleigh_adams on April 25th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)

Ergo, the edited version of the original quote?
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: James - Cornyjandjsalmon on April 25th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
*giggles* We have a situation at our house where Ben has a crush on a girl who has a crush on Scott. It's not pretty. Love triangles are fun to write - NOT fun to live. And at least your boys are talking about a GIRL! All Scott seems to notice is the Mario Brothers. If he were to get a crush on a girl I'd probably dance the meringue around my kitchen. :D

As for the Pansy/Ron - DO IT! I'd love to read it and I'd squee like crazy. :D