lunabee34: (Default)
1. Emma's baby fan musings crack me up. Yesterday, she told me she hates incest pairings (although she has to admit it makes a great deal of sense for SPN), and that while people should be able to write what they want, they should do it away from her. LOL I told her that's why God made the back button. She also told me she doesn't get why people ship pairings that don't have a lot of subtext or canonical support, especially the characters that don't interact in canon. She has gotten waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay into Undertale--as in Undertale is all she's been able to talk about for what seems like our entire lives at this point--and she cited some examples from that video game. I told her she'd have to just take my word for it that those stories can be a lot of fun.

She told me she's not really looking for fanfic right now because she'd probably have to wade through too many fics written by 11 year olds with horrible SPAG.

And then she closed by telling me that one time she accidentally found some drawings of skeleton porn where they had ectoplasm genitals which is the funniest thing ever.

2. Downton Abbey watch continues. spoilers )

3. Fiona's birthday is tomorrow. She'll be four!!!!!!!

4. I am exhausted in the last two weeks, like way more than usual. My energy levels have been good for awhile, and I'm wondering if my thyroid levels have dropped. I hesitate to move up my August 31 endocrinologist appointment; I've done so every year for the past three years when I've had worsening symptoms, and the tests have always come back with a "Nah, not sick enough for us to do anything" verdict. I'm on the verge of starting my period, so I'm wondering if that's a factor. If I don't start to feel better in the next week, I guess I will up the appointment. I just feel so beat, and working out is a chore. :( This is definitely not normal.

5. I am done teaching for the semester! Whoooo! Grades are turned in, and now all I have to do is relax and work on the novel.
lunabee34: (btvs: mom by paigegail)
Emma got her braces off today! Whooooooooo!

Retainers are way different now than they were twenty years ago; now they're like those Invis-Align braces rather than a thing that sticks to the roof of your mouth. Emma will have to wear hers all the time until November, and then she gets to just wear it at night. Of course, nothing is quite that easy LOL. I have to contact the dentist so that Emma's teensy, weensy little canine teeth can be padded with faux tooth stuff until they are the size of Real Teeth at which point we'll have to have another retainer made.

We went to Books-a-Million and she got a book by Dan and Phil, her favorite Youtube sensations, and then ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. We also got everything she needs for her Halloween costume (Gerard Way in his yellow mask and red hair for the Danger Days album).

Life is pretty good.
lunabee34: (btvs: mom by paigegail)
So, we don't generally deal with the normal teenage stuff with Emma. She doesn't want to dress provocatively. She isn't boy or girl crazy. She is insistent that she is still a kid who wants to do kid stuff. She helps with her sister, does her chores, does well in school, and is in general none of the cliches of a teenager. Okay, she gets a little smart sometimes, but that's more a case of the apple not falling far from the tree.

Well.

Yesterday, she burst out of her room in a tizzy exclaiming that My Chemical Romance is getting back together and her life is complete. She literally pranced about the house with a shit-eating grin on her face for the next eleven billion hours until she went to sleep. She taught Fiona to say the band name and the band members names' and told her she couldn't listen to the music because it would hurt her ears. Fiona proceeded to say each of these things twelve million distinct times until she went to sleep.

Today, I went up on campus for about four hours to get some work done. When I came home, she was in her room sobbing because, "It was all a hoax! They put out that video on Twitter and updated their Facebook, and it was all lies! Lies!"

I, ah, didn't know what to do.

I tried talking to her about where she'd initially gotten her information and the difference between official sources and getting whipped up into a fangirl frenzy, and she lipped back at me like I don't know fandom from my own asshole. She calmed down a little and apologized but then decided the best way to power through her grief was to plan her Halloween costume which is an alter-ego of Gerard Way wearing some kind of mask. So, okay. She's been a firebat and Legolas for Halloween before; this is not a child who colors between the lines. This is A-okay with me.

But then she got mad when I told her she can't die her hair Kool-Aid red (school rules). Then she got even angrier when I started talking through some ways that we could cheaply recreate the hoodie Sir Way is wearing in her inspiration photograph. That led to a discussion of cosplay and the difference between trying to faithfully replicate a look and creating a look inspired by the original. THEN, oh then, my friends, when I told her I'd consider buying her an official hoodie (not the same one in the picture; it's not for sale) she was super upset that the one she really wants is no longer for sale. She kept saying, "We can just buy a black hoodie somewhere and you can put a decal on it, Mom." She did not say the, "You dumbass cow part," aloud.

So *jazz hands*

How you doing?
lunabee34: (inuyasha: kagome by rhye)
No new NCIS tonight, so I have some time to kill. Love to talk to anyone who's around.

Here's what's been going on with me lately:

1. Josh has been sick pretty much all of January. He catches respiratory illnesses like cotton socks catch burrs. He has the immune system of an Ancient dying of the plague. He finally went to the doc again, and will now be taking Singulair and Flonase every day and he's adding echinacea and vitamin C to his regular vitamin regimen. Any suggestions for other things he could do to improve immune health?

2. I've been trying to up my game with self-care. My skin has been so dry because of the Hashimoto's, and so have my eyes. My eyes had gotten so dry that my vision was frequently blurry. I've been using eye drops, and the fish oil I've been taking has really helped. My nostrils had gotten painfully dry, and I've finally gotten them under control with a cocktail of Clinique Moisture Surge, Gold Bond Eczema Lotion, and a smidge of Nystantin just in case they were actually getting infected. I have to watch out for the tops of my eyelids, too; they get flaky unless I keep them super hydrated.

3. Emma and I are having so much fun watching Supernatural. I love Bobby and Ellen and Jo so much. We watched Born Under a Bad Sign tonight, and I love how early on Bobby is willing to go to bat for them (he knows possessed!Sam killed Wandell but isn't going to tell), and I love how hot that scene is when possessed!Sam is twirling Jo's hair with the knife. *fans face* It didn't occur to me on first watch, but wow at how pissed Meg had to be to screw up her daddy's plans for Sam to get revenge.

Emma's also picked up on some interesting things that didn't occur to me on first watch. So in Crossroads Blues, after Dean kisses the crossroads demon, Emma turns to me and says, "So, did John have to kiss the Yellow Eyed Demon?" And I was all, "OMG, he did! He did!" It's a bit of a retcon that we see the YED later making deals of his own when he tells John in In My Time of Dying that he can't swing saving Dean but he knows somebody who can, but I think that's just the YED keeping what he can and can't do close to the vest.

4. Emma's watching Fairy Tale. She watched all the dubbed on Netflix, and is now watching the subbed on Crunchroll. She's super invested in the Gratsu ship; I tried to find her some fic that would be appropriate for her to read, but everything on the first page was rapery and bizarre crossover. LOL Anybody familiar and have some recs?

What's going on with y'all?
lunabee34: (spn: castiel by creativeelf)
1. Our good friends who give Emma the best presents and keep her in anime and manga sent her Cowoby Bebop for Christmas last year, and we didn't get around to watching it until this fall because we were watching Psych, and at seven seasons, it took us most of the year to finish the show.

Josh and I had watched in college, but my memory was super shaky. Josh apparently rewatches it once a year, but I'd only seen it the once nearly twenty years ago. I remembered what the characters looked like, the music, and how silly Ed is, but that was about it.

Emma loved it; how could you not? It's a great series. Lots of humor, lots of angst, sentient puppy. Pretty much perfect. We were both blindsided by the end, though. I'd forgotten that spoilers )

2. So Emma has started spending more time online. Her favorite pastime is googling stuff and looking at pictures. Somehow, she started googling Supernatural stuff and independently of watching any episodes decided that Castiel is the best and Destiel is the ship to ship. She'd come show me some Dean gif she found or some chibi Castiel fanart and squee and squee.

I asked her if she ever saw anything weird or that made her uncomfortable when she was googling stuff, and she said, "Oh, no, Mom. Google images don't truck with that." I told this to Josh, and he said, "That's because when I set up her tablet, I set her safety settings to only show pictures of baby tigers and Jesus." I died laughing.

Anyway, we started watching season 1 a few weeks ago. I was worried it would be too scary for her, but it's not. It's not as scary as I remember it being either.

Man, I love those first seasons. Dean doesn't have his Batman voice yet, and Sam's hair is so fantastic, and they both grin so pretty. And it's always raining so the car looks like a wet dream, literally. And the music, the music, the music. I hate how far the show eventually strays from that glorious use of music in the first few seasons. It's fun remembering little things, like how the end of season one with Sam slamming the trunk is the mirror image of the end of season two when Dean does the same.

3. Emma started watching Fairy Tale, which she loves, and is shipping the two male lead characters. She has drawn fan art of them and taped it to her wall. She says things like, "I know they're setting up Lucy and Gray as endgame, but it should be Grey and Natsu. It should be Gratsu, Mom."

When she's ready for it (someday in the future), there's like a thousand fics on AO3. LOL
lunabee34: (btvs: mom by paigegail)
1. Emma has become besotted with Supernatural though she has only seen one or two episodes from way into the series. She is constantly looking at fanart and gifs and is listening to tons of classic rock on her tablet in her bedroom. It is adorable.

Yesterday, I asked Fiona, "Who do you love?" And Fiona said, "Castiel." And I said, "What?" And Emma said, "Oh, yeah. I taught her to say that because he is totally the best." And I said, "How do you know since you've never seen the show at all?" And Emma said, "He just is! But guess what I really ship, Mom? It's Destiel!" And then she laughed and laughed and told me all about her favorite Destiel fan art.

Then today at dinner when I told her the Civil War trailer had come out, she was all, "Who's gonna be on who's side? I mean, it's Bucky and Steve, obviously, but where do the others fall? Tony and Bruce are totally science BFFs, but Tony and Steve are BFF, too, so it'll be really hard watching them on opposite sides."

I explained to her that I didn't see a whole lot of evidence for Tony and Steve being BFF so much as teammates who are often slightly antagonistic with one another to which she countered, "But they are! They are! They're just those kinda friends who go Meh at each other in public but love each other behind the scenes. You know, like me and Callie."

Later during a discussion of how hard it is for Steve to find a girlfriend because no one understands him (her words, not mine), Emma said, "I guess I could ship him with Bucky, but he needs some more characterization and personality than he got in the other movies. We'll see." Then she announced that Tony is probably too old to be anyone's boyfriend.

So, to recap, my baby is using the word ship independently of my direction, and is clearly going to eventually claim the title of One Wanker to Rule Them All.

2. [personal profile] monanotlisa, Mona, Mona, Mona! Minority Report! Mona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The fanfic, it writes itself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lunabee34: (spn: back in black by no_other_choice)
I got the most amazing package from [personal profile] executrix full of tiny notebooks and lip balm and perfume! I am so blown away by your generosity, my friend. You really brightened my day. Thank you.

TNT is playing like four hours of Supernatural every week day, and Emma has been watching. Watching her watch the show has been hilarious. She is such a little fangirl. "OMG, Mom, everybody Sam ever gets close to dies!" *wail* "Dean is so cute. He's the cutest." *dreamy sigh* "What's wrong with Sam's hair?" LOL "Their daddy did what?"

*pets her*

It's the distilled essence of being in that fandom when those first seasons were airing.
lunabee34: (disney hair by phchiu)
So Emma just wrote a "Let It Go" watersports parody that contains the lines:

"The pee flows free in my panties, only puddles to be seen
A kingdom of yellow liquid, and it looks like I'm the queen"

and

"Why is it that this substance feels like gold?"

Y'all, this child is going to break the internet when she decides to get into fandom.

Also, NCIS made me cry. It was a three hankie episode.
lunabee34: (shit could be worse by unsospiro)
Emma was home from school today because she woke us up at two last night after having spectacularly projectile vomited all over the hallway and bathroom. We had to rent a carpet cleaner today. I'm pretty sure it was the vaccination she got late yesterday afternoon. I looked up side effects, and they included nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Yay!

Anyway, that truly dreadful TNG episode where Beverly finds out her grandmother and all the women before her in the family had a very special incubus friend came on TV this morning. Emma took one look and said: "A ghost who wants to touch her boobies? Really?"

<3

In excellent news, HBOGO is now on the Playstation and the Roku! Whooooooooooooooo! That situation had been pissing me off for a long time. Now to finish Rome!
lunabee34: (inuyasha: kirara by zuko14)
Recently consumed anime/manga:

We just finished watching Kenichi: Mightiest Disciple with Emma. Josh and I had watched it a couple years ago and really liked it. SPOILERS )

Emma plowed through all the available volumes of Natsume's Book of Friends and is eagerly waiting more translated volumes. I need to get her next volume of Inuyasha online as they never seem to have this particular one at the bookstore. I got her the first two volumes of Chi's Sweet Home last week when she got her braces as a happy, and as James Earl Jones might say, "Cray cray adorbs, y'all."

Emma and I are planning to watch Fruits Basket next. Josh and I watched the first two eps; it was not his thing, and I just don't like watching stuff by myself that isn't re-runs of old TV I've seen before. This is why I still haven't watched the second FMA anime. But Ems agreed to watch it with me; hopefully, she'll like it. :)
lunabee34: (yuletide: star on tree by liviapenn)
Does anyone want (or know someone who might want) Enfamil formula coupons? I'm happy to mail them to you. (Can I get Similac to send me coupons? No. *grouses*) Although our pediatrician did call us this morning to come pick up four boxes full of samples of the formula Fiona uses! Whoooooooooo! :) Princess naturally has to have the expensive stuff.

Does anyone want an action figure/doll (kinda bigger than the average action figure) of Lorne from Angel? I'm pretty sure I opened the box once, but it's in pristine condition. Free to a good home.

Does anyone want a Loki action figure? Emma got two for her birthday, one from each grandmother. She already opened one of them, and I suspect she will not want the redundant one. If she doesn't want it, I'll send it on to a good home. ETA: Emma took one look at this Loki, which is different from the other Loki, and decided that she probably *does* need two Lokis. LOL

PM me your address or comment here if I've already got it.
lunabee34: (sga: atlantis red by killer mocha)
[livejournal.com profile] sholio asked me to post about something that makes me happy from the Gateverse.

I think what has made me happiest about the Gateverse lately is experiencing it again with Emma. She just has such joy for SG-1 and SGA and watching her reactions and listening to her headcanons and her ships and what she thinks might happen next has been a heck of a lot of fun.

She's a Daniel girl all the way for SG-1 and a Sheppard girl for SGA. She really wanted Daniel/Sam and Sheppard/Teyla to be canon. And she thinks O'Neill is too old to have a girlfriend. Ahahhahahhahahahahaa.

The crowning moment is when she wrote an Inuyasha/SGA fusion where the Wraith are destroying ancient Japan and Inuyasha and company must save the world! I could just die from the preciousness.

There is something about a child's enjoyment and wonder that can turn even the most jaded experience into something amazing again. She has given me back the sharpness of joy I initially felt for long-loved books and movies and even the holidays. I am grateful to her for helping me feel that way again.
lunabee34: (reading by thelastgoodname)
[personal profile] karmageddon asked me to talk about what books kids should read at what ages. ELementary school must-reads, Middle school must reads. How/what to teach kids about literature.

This is a very timely topic as Josh and I have been pondering recently how to handle this very issue with Emma.

I suppose I should begin with a brief discussion of my own childhood as a reader. Even though I grew up in the pre-Internet era and my choices for reading material were confined to actual, physical books, I had access to a wide variety of books, and my reading was rarely curtailed. My house was full of hundreds of books, and I had access to them all. I had free rein of the school library, and I was allowed to buy whatever I wanted at the bookstore (Oh, Walden Books, you died such a sad death decades ago) without Mom even checking to see what I'd bought. Only once did my parents try to curtail what I read. My mother had a collection of more than 100 romance novels, and we're not talking Harlequins here. These were sexually explicit, epic tomes of historical romantic fiction. Once she realized I was reading these books, she tried to keep me from them (but I'd already pretty much read them all at that point) with limited success.

I would like for Emma to have that same lack of restriction, and I truly don't think there is anything that she *shouldn't* read. There are no books that we have hidden anywhere. They're all out in the open, and she could technically take any of them without telling us and I probably wouldn't know she was reading it unless she told me. I think Josh did put the only copy of Playboy we own (mmmmmmm, Charisma Carpenter) in our bedroom at one point, but it was on the shelf for years before he did that, and I put it back when I realized what he'd done.

I only have two concerns with what Emma reads. The first is that I don't want her to scare herself and inconvenience me by having nightmares/being scared of the dark, to be a blunt and selfish parent. LOL In the past few months, she's expressed a lot of interest in reading Stephen King, and I'm hesitant to let her read something that turns me into a whimpering ninny. I told her she could read The Langoliers and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, but she hasn't taken me up on it yet. She wants to read Skeleton Crew instead, of course. LOL

The second is that I don't want her to read something she's not ready for. We like angst and violence and dystopias, Josh and I, and I don't want her get fixated on something that she's not ready to think about yet. As smart and precocious as she is, Emma is still very much a child by her own choice. Even while many of those around her are hurtling headlong as fast as they can into what passes for adulthood to 11 year olds, Emma fiercely clings to childhood. She's not boycrazy; she doesn't want to read about sex or really even see kissing on TV. So far, other than the King, she hasn't asked to read anything I'd feel uncomfortable letting her read, so that hasn't become an issue yet.

As far as teaching kids about literature goes, I think the three most important things that parents can do at home is to read themselves in front of their children, read aloud to their children, and talk to their children about what the children read on their own. The number one predictor of how students will perform in any of my classes is whether they read for pleasure. I almost never have students who don't read on their own time earn A's in my classes. It's a little scary how accurate that one predictor is. I always tell my students that if the only time they read is when they are forced to for school they should think of themselves as athletes who only practice their sport during games. It's astonishing the degree to which reading influences the quality of student writing as well. I see it with Emma. Because she reads so much, she has internalized the fundamentals of narrative structure and grammar.

In terms of must-reads, I probably would mention all the tried and true Caldecott and Newbery winners you guys already know about. Instead I will tell you about a couple of books for teensy kiddos that I really like.

First Book of Sushi by Amy Sanger Wilson is fantastic. The art is great (lots of red, black and white), and I love the text. This author has done a whole line of board books about cuisine from different cultures. I also really like Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes. It's a kitty! In lovely black and white.
lunabee34: (sg1: vala bondage gear by xiperita)
ONE


Emma did not like the book she read most recently for A.R. called Ungifted. "It made gifted kids look like really socially awkward weirdos. Like John Sheppard is when he hugs people," she said.

TWO


What should I do with a can of beets? Don't really want to pickle them or serve them in a cold salad.

THREE


We are nearing the end of our SG-1 watch. *sniffle* I have so thoroughly enjoyed watching this show with Emma. I hate how that episode with Vala and her dad is so close to the end of the series, though; I get so ticked off at Daniel and Landry, and it taints an otherwise perfect season for me.

Vala is a grown woman. She's perfectly capable of deciding whether or not she wants to allow her father back into her life. He abandoned her and neglected her; the show implies that he exposed her to potentially dangerous criminal elements/activities that could have harmed her, and he gave her some psychological issues out the wazoo that she has acted out in dangerous ways as an adult. Landry I feel a bit more forgiving towards; he's clearly projecting his own familial issues onto Vala and her father. As a dad who neglected his family (albeit for legitimately important matters of national security), Landry would like to believe that family can forgive him, so he looks for Vala to do the same. Daniel just pisses me off. When he compares Vala to her dad, it literally makes my skin crawl. I'm not denying Vala's life of crime, but I am saying that she didn't damage any children. In fact, she tries her damndest to save her kid even when that kid is evil incarnate. So for Daniel to suggest that Vala owes her dad forgiveness for having shit-all to do with her because she ran some scams in the past is incredibly insulting at best. The final scene of that episode when she reveals that she *has* kept Jacek's box of trinkets and the letters he sent her--it breaks my heart.

FOUR


I just finished Mark of Athena and House of Hades. Anybody up for some discussion of how awesome this series is?
lunabee34: (yuletide: is it yuletide yet by liviapen)
1. Fiona slept continuously from 9:45 to 4:15 last night. OMFG, yay!

2. I quit breastfeeding/pumping yesterday, so I drank two beers last night and got ridiculously tipsy. It was quite fun. :)

3. I had the following two conversations with Emma:

Me: Your eyelashes might get thinner as you get older. Some of the lashes that fall out might eventually not grow back.
Emma: I thought you had the same eyelashes you were born with forever.
Me: No.
Emma: So *that's* why I keep finding Tweek whiskers on my cheeks.

Tweek is one of our cats.

Emma: I don't like Pete. Sam should be with Jack.
Me: I thought you said Jack was too old to have a girlfriend anymore.
Emma: I changed my mind.
Me: Really?
Emma: No. I just don't like Pete.

Oh my little shipper. Bless her heart.

4. Yuletide. *sigh*

I've participated in Yuletide for five years now, and it's become my absolute favorite fannish activity of the year. I never have an obscure fandom that I'm trying to get fic for. In fact, I only went through the nomination process one time. I always just wait until sign-ups and go through the list then to see what I can write. Yuletide is way more about the writing than the reading for me. I love the opportunity to write in fandoms that I normally wouldn't be inspired to write in.

The one time I did try to nominate fandoms left me pretty disappointed. I had just watched Voyager, and I knew there was no active fandom. I was so excited about the possibility of writing Voyager for Yuletide, but the fandom was rejected because it had too many fics on AO3. I tried to make a case for its inclusion because as I went through the archive, I saw that many of the fics in the archive had either been written for Yuletide or were reposts of fics that had been hosted years ago on other, now defunct, archives. Not a lot of new material was being generated. I never received a response, but that didn't shock me as I know the mods probably got a ton of correspondence from participants.

I see this year that DS9 is now ineligible, and here's the catch-22 of Yuletide for me. The past couple years especially, DS9 got a lot of fic for Yuletide which made me so excited. But now I get to be sad that that very same fic takes DS9 out of the running. :( If the only time fic is really being posted for a fandom is Yuletide, the number of fics on AO3 shouldn't count against it, IMHO.

I saw in the fandom eligibility post that fairy tales and related fandoms are now ineligible and possibly Greek and Roman myths are in question. How can Yuletide be without fairy tales?

I have a lot of sympathy for the mods of the fest. I have tried with varying degrees of success to mod a variety of comms and fests, and those were teensy weensy. I can't imagine trying to wrangle a fest on the scale of Yuletide. That's probably part of the problem; Yuletide is so awesome that it grows every year, and it's grown to the point where its size impacts its manageability. I can commiserate with a mod team that's trying to make the experience easier to run. But a lot of the proposed new rules seem to violate the spirit of the fest.

I will probably still participate because I'm never deeply invested in what I'm requesting. But I know for a lot of people, this ruins the one chance they have every year to hope for a fill in a super obscure fandom that means a lot to them. :(
lunabee34: (btvs: mom by paigegail)
Here's my contribution to this year's [community profile] month_of_meta / [livejournal.com profile] month_of_meta.

DISCLAIMER: This essay is highly subjective, reflects my own experience, and is in no way intended to suggest a One True Approach to either parenting or fandom.

Parenting the Fannish Child )
lunabee34: (sga: mcshep on pier by nightingaledies)
1. Last night before collapsing on the floor in giggles, Emma gave me a "Mother's Day" card (oh, yes, those are air quotes, my friends) she had made on behalf of Fiona and herself. The front cover reads: "You are my Stargate." The message inside reads: "We came from your loving and caring womb (though your vigina is the Stargate) and into the fresh crisp air of the outside world." *dies laughing* What do you do with that?

2. Looks like SG-1 isn't streaming anywhere anymore, including Hulu Plus. :( Emma is being an obnoxious purist and wants to watch them all in order, but I'm afraid she's just going to have to miss out on disc 4 of season one.

3. Things We Trade for Free by [archiveofourown.org profile] jedibuttercup; SGA/BtVS XOVER; Ronon/Faith
This author writes a lot of really enjoyable Buffy crossovers, and this is no exception. Her Ronon and her Faith are excellently done, and I like that the story's a nice meaty length.

4. Another Way to Get It Done by [livejournal.com profile] thrace_; SGA; Keller/Carter; fpreg
Ah, that deliciously rare beast--the female impregnates another female fic. I love how Keller and Carter deal with the pregnancy and the way it changes their relationship.
lunabee34: (inuyasha: kagome by rhye)
"only here" kinda moments.

My mother read a verse from Song of Songs aloud to us from three different Biblical translations and was forced to conclude that in none of them did the comparison of the Beloved to a mare come out very flatteringly from the perspective of a modern audience.

I was stoked to find a jar of beef jerky in the pantry but less than stoked when a stick crumbled to dust in my mouth at which point I saw that it had expired in 2005. WTF, Lorraine?! This is not your first rodeo. Always check the dates in this house.

I have been bullied by my dad (in front of my child, no less) into going to church with them tomorrow, and Josh is possibly dying of appendicitis. We're monitoring his symptoms. I'll let y'all know.

@@@@

In Avengers related Emma cuteness, Emma and I had gotten tired of playing Inuyasha in the pool (guess who *always* has to be Naraku?) and decided to play Avengers instead.

Emma said, "You be Black Widow, Mom, and I'll be Captain America."

Just then, my mom came out on the porch, so I said, "What about Mimi?"

Emma said, "She can be Hulk."

I quickly shushed her because I thought Mimi might find that less flattering than being compared to a mare in Pharoh's army. "Okay," Emma said while rolling her eyes. "What about Tony Stark's grandmother?"
lunabee34: (hp: snape trouble by so_severus)
I got more awesome dragons from [livejournal.com profile] kaleecat and [livejournal.com profile] lyrstzha. Thanks, y'all!

I also got the most awesome package of books from [personal profile] executrix. I've already snarfed down a fourth of The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton.

Has anybody else watched Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple? I am loving this anime. It's extremely funny and endearing and weird. Totally recommended.

Star Trek Voyager, Harry Potter, Avatar, and Inuyasha drawings done by Emma )

OMG, y'all. I almost died of the cuteness. That's my little nerdling. The Snape one slays me. Feel free to icon any of these if you so desire. :)

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