Oop.

Oct. 6th, 2013 11:11 am
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 delenn)


Okay, so things haven't been that bad, but September wasn't the greatest month for me in a lot of ways.  But they're all kinda boring ways, and to enumerate them would be to throw myself a pity party which eh, so onwards!

The one good thing that did come about last month was that we finally replaced our basement stairs.



Our inspector had told us that they weren't the best, but we kept putting it off because it's quite an endeavor, especially for a bunch of people who have never built stairs before.  In taking the old ones down, we realized that the bottom of the stairs wasn't even attached to the concrete floor; the whole staircase was just resting on the ground.  Three nails were holding the stairs up at the top.  That was it.  So now at the very least we're not facing our deaths every time we go down to do laundry!  As you can see, we also put up some paneling between the stairs and the basement wall, where we wouldn't have room to put up a real framed-in wall and drywall and all that jazz.  The eventual goal is to finish two rooms in the basement, but we need to put a wall on the other side of the stairs so we can put in a railing and finish that up, first.  Then comes replacing the wiring and tearing down the last of the half-ass rotted out walls that are down there!  Yeah!

The other item of note this past month was our trip to St. Louis last week to see Sigur Rós in concert.  The concert itself was fabulous, but I ended up with a migraine that very night, which is just profoundly and cosmically unfair.  I ended up going to the concert anyway, after my sisters and our friend had already left.  I had the front desk at the hotel call me a cab.  And then I got to cross something off my bucket list!  "Throw up out the open door of a moving cab."  Such fun.  But I got there and I didn't die and I did get to see the show,  which was perfect and flawless, as one would expect.

Continuing to work on my novel, printed out last year's script for a revision, and starting work on a new script.  That about sums it up.

Bullets.

Jul. 31st, 2013 02:34 pm
kungfuwaynewho: (tng data dances)

  1. I keep getting spam from some website called "Fingerhut Friends" and it's creeping me out.  What kind of serial killer person trophy nonsense?

  2. Yesterday was a very stressful day at work for many people in several departments, so I brought in no-bake cookies today.  It's kind of remarkable how chocolate, butter and sugar really do make you feel better, in like a spiritual way.

  3. We had to have some dude over to the house to fix our bathtub and I was like, I really need to keep my house clean just like all the time?  And not frantic "oh God someone's going to see my house" cleaning.  Though wow, we cleaned that house FAST.  All the shampoo and conditioner is still on the bookcase, though.

  4. I'm watching S3 of Breaking Bad right now, and the Skylar hate in the recaps/post-ep comments really make me sad.  It really demonstrates so, so clearly the way misogyny has just been internalized to such an extent that most of those people would likely strenuously object if you told them they were misogynistic.

  5. Seriously though, Skylar White is the best.

  6. Got the new Gogol Bordello CD in the mail yesterday.  (It's the best!)  Also got the order for someone else in the same box, with their order receipt and everything.  I emailed the company to let them know and haven't heard back, but I felt so bad at the thought of someone not getting their order.  I'm assuming they'll just send another copy to this other person?  I've never had something like this happen before.

  7. Really, Gogol Bordello.  The best.  Feast your ear-tongues!

  8. I'm afraid I'm not going to finish this fic in time.  :(

AW JEAH

Jan. 8th, 2013 11:23 pm
kungfuwaynewho: (leslie omg)
SIGUR RÓS IS COMING TO KANSAS CITY!



My favorite Sigur Rós video:

kungfuwaynewho: (b5 logically)
A long, long time ago, we had a pretty lively discussion about fanon.  (Man, remember when B5 fandom was kinda active?)  I wrote: Me, for instance, I like to imagine that Sheridan listened to classic rock growing up because that's what his great-granddad listened to - remember, "As my great-granddad would have said, 'cool'"? - and that when his parents were running around doing diplomat-y stuff, he stayed with relatives.  He probably got shit for it at the Academy.  But when he's in his office, late at night, doing boring paperwork, he just rocks out to "Carry On My Wayward Son" or something.

So when tasked to make a character-themed playlist for [livejournal.com profile] tvrealm, that's immediately where my mind went.

kungfuwaynewho: (btvs giles halloween)

Is there any time of year better than autumn, and any holiday better than Halloween?  Crisp air, the scents of burning leaves and mulled cider, ghosts and ghoulies lurking in dark shadows - you just can't beat it.  If Christmas gets to have hundreds of hymns and carols, I figure Halloween should be no different.

Come on in!  Grab a few songs!  Posting your own isn't required, but if you have any you'd like to share, throw them out there!  And feel free to spread the link around - the more the merrier!  Or spookier.
Tons of music under the cut. )
kungfuwaynewho: (Default)
Häxan is a Swedish/Danish silent film from 1922.  Part documentary, part narrative, it is a study of witchcraft throughout the ages, with the central thesis that witch hunts were nothing more than superstition and ignorance of mental illness.  Which is sort of interesting, considering the number of sequences lovingly devoted to showing the devil cavorting about, but hey, when you want to scare people...

This is a film that starts a little slow (the first 15 minutes are so are kind of like a filmed lecture), but the rest is fantastic.  Creepy, atmospheric, surprisingly graphic for the time.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

kungfuwaynewho: (drh brand new)
From [livejournal.com profile] enigmaticblues:

Open your music player and select to shuffle the songs from your full collection. List the first 15 songs that play. Worse case, just shuffle your ipod. Tag 15 friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what randomly plays from your collection, and don't lie about the obscure horrible stuff that might play.

De carminibus (On teh muzaks)... )
kungfuwaynewho: (squee)
This has been a pretty good year as far as concerts go.  This summer we went to see Jónsi, and two weeks ago we saw Sufjan Stevens.  Last night, though, we went to see my favorite band - Gogol Bordello!

kungfuwaynewho: (fringe bound)
For [livejournal.com profile] fringeverse, a fanmix.  I decided to go with a Halloween/scary stuff theme, since the show delivers a fair amount of chills.



 

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