1. Wait! You Got Romance in My SciFi!

    Before I was into romance (as a genre), I loved SciFi/Fantasy. But I always wanted to know before I picked up that book/ turned on that movie/ tv show was: will there be a romantic arc? Can we get some chocolate all up in this peanut butter?

    I thought I might start highlighting some of my favorite SciFi romances for those of you who love romance but might be wary of dipping your toes into the geeky end of the pool.

    While I was cruising through Netflix Instant, I found one of my favorite shows that more people should know about. 

    Farscape (1999 - 2002) (4 Seasons Plus a Mini-Series)



    Concept: American astronaut John Crichton gets shot through a wormhole (a sort of shortcut through space- just go with it) and winds up on the other side of the universe. He’s swiftly tangled up with a bunch of escaped prisoners aboard a living ship after he accidentally kills the brother of the military commander hunting them.

    Romantic Couple: John Crichton, our hero and viewpoint character (who looks a little like a puffier faced Dennis Quaid), and Aeryn Sun, disgraced military commando (thanks to John) turned reluctant ally. He’s our fish out of water with heart of gold and she’s the ruthless hard ass with no use for emotion. 

    Do They Get Together? : Settle in, because it takes some time for John to thaw Aeryn. Just enjoy the ride. Don’t miss the mini-series Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars because it wraps everything up.

    What About the Non-Romantic Stuff?: Don’t let the puppet fool you (yes, one of the characters is a puppet, but this isn’t Fraggle Rock), there’s plenty of bad shit happening. The characters don’t instantly trust each other and there are plenty of power struggles/ betrayals. Plus, they’re still fugitives. However, there are enough moments of comic relief to keep things from getting too dark (I’m looking at you Battlestar Galactica).

     
  2. Was Feeling a Little Bummed This Morning

    Then I got an email from Pandora saying they added more George Michael.

    The clouds parted and a ray of sunshine shone down upon me…crisis averted. Now with George singing to me, I can go back to feeling awesome.

     
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    walrus0-and-the-carpenter:

This, every time.

    walrus0-and-the-carpenter:

    This, every time.

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  5. Once I was a fairly content person. Then I discovered that this existed: http://www.scanomat.com/int/topbrewer/introduction  The world’s most perfect coffee delivery system.
Now the thought of it feeds on my brain, yet it will never be mine. Damn you, Danish people!

    Once I was a fairly content person. Then I discovered that this existed: http://www.scanomat.com/int/topbrewer/introduction  The world’s most perfect coffee delivery system.

    Now the thought of it feeds on my brain, yet it will never be mine. Damn you, Danish people!

     
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  7. When I was young, my friends and I used to call the heavy drinking we did before going out (so not cool to show up at a party without a buzz) the Hour of Power.

    These days I call shutting my wireless router off for an hour to keep my ass of the internet when I should be accomplishing things my Hour of Power.

    Twenty year old me is rolling her eyes so hard at present me.

     
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    Paul Newman eating ice cream with a cat on his shoulder. Your argument is invalid.
via @MeridithFrost on twitter (Photo: Sanford Roth)

    Paul Newman eating ice cream with a cat on his shoulder. Your argument is invalid.

    via @MeridithFrost on twitter (Photo: Sanford Roth)

     
  9. Amazon Prime is suddenly killing it with their instant video content. Just devoured (hee hee) first season of Hannibal (so creepy and beautiful). Started in on first season of Orphan Black last night and had to force myself to shut it off and go to bed instead of immediately burning through all the episodes.

     
  10. The Things I’ll Do for My Dog

    In my entire life I’ve never frequented a meat counter (I became a vegetarian at a young age). But I need bones to make something called bone broth for my old, arthritic dog. The holistic vet I took him to promised me that it would do wonders for his mobility (in conjuction with the anti-inflammatory/pain killer regiment I’ve got him on.) So, you just walk  up to the butcher person and ask for animal bones, right?

     
  11. 17:40 5th Mar 2014

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    Figured Out the Ignore Function

    Apparently some skeevy people think upskirt pictures are awesome. (Going to go take a bleach bath now)

     
  12. And I used to be proud to be from Massachusetts.

     
  13. I Love Dogs, Just Not Little Aggressive Fuckers

    So of course someone in my neighborhood decides to let their 10 lb ankle biter roam free and its only goal in life is to attack. I happened to be walking my two dogs with a combined weight in excess of 150 lbs, only to be ambushed by Dogpolean Bonaparte. My dogs end up winding their leashes around my legs trying to escape (I don’t think it occurred to either of them that they could just step on the dog trying to attack them), and I went down like my morning coffee. End result: My lower back is now seriously fucked up. It hurts to sit, it hurts to stand, it just fucking hurts.

    Moral of this story: Little dog owners, you still have to obey leash laws! Also, I am really decrepit and should probably get one of those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” gizmos. 

     
  14. Received my first rejection from my first ever submission. Woo Hoo! As far as rejections go, it was very kind— much nicer than when Jon Norris told me that it wasn’t me, it was him. He just wasn’t into me anymore, unless it was after the bars closed and I was DTF, as long as I didn’t insist on sleeping over. 
So, am I a real writer now?

    Received my first rejection from my first ever submission. Woo Hoo! As far as rejections go, it was very kind— much nicer than when Jon Norris told me that it wasn’t me, it was him. He just wasn’t into me anymore, unless it was after the bars closed and I was DTF, as long as I didn’t insist on sleeping over. 

    So, am I a real writer now?

     
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