August 26th, 2008

catch me if I fall . . ., R.E.M.

Knightmares - music

Sarah Blasko, "Beautiful Secrets", from The Overture & the Underscore:

Beautiful secrets you guard them in your secret garden
You water and nurture them until they're bigger than life itself
But you can't always know what they will uncover on the news
And you can't be too sure that your secret life won't show through

Beautiful speeches: the lies that are preached are only half truth
Delicious like murder, one step and you're further than you could admit
But you can't always know what they will uncover on the news
And you can't be too sure that your secret life won't show through

But you can't always know what they will uncover on the news
And you can't be too sure that your secret life won't show through

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  • Current Music
    Sarah Blasko - Beautiful Secrets
trust, best friends forever, snot-nosed brats

Simple things!

So last Monday, the 18th, I wound up over at Darkside's after dropping hcolleen off at the bus stop. (We'd been emailing back and forth, so this seemed like a good idea.) After listening to the soundtrack for the Evil Dead musical (and teasing him a bit about the contents of his iTunes, speaking of which, why was all the Bond unchecked? Must pester him about this later) we wound up over at a theatre near him watching the new animated Star Wars movie.

That was glorious fun. We had lunch and generalized silliness at his place. I went home after I got too tired. I'd been up all night, so I went to bed pretty late.

This Monday, I didn't get to bed until late, and didn't wake up until late, but still wound up over there all the same. There was more Slayers (we finished out Season 1) and assorted silliness (again; we're good at that). Something in one of the episodes led to him asking about minions, and me responding with a dangerous note in my voice, "Do you think I'd make a good minion?" -- the note demanded that the answer was going to be "no", although in point of fact I'm a minion of two separate people, possibly five, and I'm quite cheerful with that status. This led to some Wizards of the Coast animation. (He paused us right in the middle, for the "I get a minion!" bit.) After we finished up Season 1, we hung out and talked shop.

I've got to get his ass dragged backwards into some writing improvement sources, as he would be made exceptionally happy if his writing got better, and it sounds like he hasn't a clue which direction to go for that.

(I can't afford for Darkside to start thinking of me as a potential minion unless he's prepared to take on the other things that would come with me becoming his minion, and that ... that would not be happening, no. ((These are specific to him/me master/minion dynamics, rather than to anyone/me dynamics.)) Alas.)

I mentioned the current project when I wound up taking notes for it in the middle of Slayers. The origins didn't come up (heh) but the general description did, and he sounded entertained and interested, and he quipped "What, *Dark* Knight?" when I mentioned the theme of the comic relief episode was Mr. Knight's laundry. :D (Either he knows me too well, or ... something.)

I'll need to inquire after his schedule. He bitched about his Physics class; he's already set up a mutual loathing society with the teacher. (Well, at least monodirectional loathing.) Also, his parents should be due back ... sometime.

He'd lost a piece of writing that he did while at one of the day jobs; I just might have it. He'd particularly liked that piece; if I still have it, I liked it too, so that makes two of us. If I have it, I'll be getting it back to him so he can retype it, since he'd hate to have it lost forever. I typed up the first few lines of both. It was in the first folder I looked in. (His room is scary. He's not letting me go in it, as he has to roll against tripping and killing himself, and I am more of a klutz than he is. I saw through the crack before he smacked the door shut that there is, like, no floor. I win the "I can see most of my floor" contest this week, last week, this month, and probably all of next month too.)
  • Current Mood
    peaceful peaceful
Housewife's Lament

Tea, and four kinds of robot.

4:48 AM
Azz: Warning: R. Daneel is short, red, noisy, has running lights, and is loose in the kitchen and dining room.
Heather: m'kay
Azz: So you know and don't, like, think we have been, like, invaded by Cylons.
Heather: as long as there aren't moving pepper pots, I guess we're fine, ne?
Azz: though R. Daneel vs. some spilled ceylon would probably be entertaining for the first few minutes.
oh dear. Roomba vs. Dalek, round 1, FIGHT!
Heather: spilled ceylon? hmmmm....good thing I prefer greens
  • Current Music
    Paula Cole - Mississippi
running, bomb tech

Tweets for 2008-08-27

In the last 24 hours, I posted the following to Twitter:
  • Monday, 2355: Eee spending time with best friend is fun. And then we got into writing-geekery. He needs more practice, and a day job. :D
  • Monday, 2357: @kestrelct I recommend a spreadsheet to track them. Or something.
  • Tuesday, 0025: Yeah, "oh girl" sums this one up: http://tinyurl.com/5g7nrw
  • Tuesday, 0026: I'm all a-buzz now. Thanks, best friend in the universe. Note to self: dig up folder with thing, just in case it is the one.
  • Tuesday, 0149: Had to explain the following to best friend: two roommates (not one), and the difference between Steph and Shawn. :D Silly man.
  • Tuesday, 0150: (That last in the context of Crossover vs. Knightmares, heh.)
  • Tuesday, 0448: Have warned roommates that R. Daneel, who is short, red, noisy, and has running lights, is loose in the kitchen and dining room.
  • Tuesday, 0559: The dining room and kitchen look SO NICE. Thanks, R. Daneel!
  • Tuesday, 0616: R. Daneel is now charging the charge of the just. I suspect they make the charger easy-release because of the nature of Roomba.
  • Tuesday, 0655: top 50 hottest sci-fi girls, hee! Very clearly written by/for the geekboy. http://tinyurl.com/5744nb
  • Tuesday, 0658: After the Roombalucion, Tango reminded me of Adventures with Toy Blimps: http://www.roadandtravel.com/adventuretravel/blimp.htm
  • Tuesday, 0702: @idonotlikepeas Yes, yes I do. He also solves mysteries in his spare time, like "Where the **** did the cats put that?!?!"
  • Tuesday, 0716: Chores log: took out the trash, brought in the rest of the groceries.
  • Tuesday, 0728: @marcelle42 The very one! [lj]Myrrhianna insists that when the living room is done, it must be with the cats present. Can hardly wait.
  • Tuesday, 0731: Working my way through the mood theme. I suspect I will not get this done via the console, which makes for less easy packaging for later.
  • Tuesday, 0733: Need to re-read the Sith Academy at least once every two years, and I am overdue: http://www.siubhan.com/sithacademy
  • Tuesday, 0802: @afuna WILL IS SO MUCH FUN. (For those on the same IRC network: #shakespeare, talk to Will.)
  • Tuesday, 0808: "...Monday, fill the flask with Tic-Tacs." (wait, that's not how the song goes?) http://tinyurl.com/5pcq73
  • Tuesday, 0831: Whee, I have decommissioned my mood icons that were hosted at Petridish, and moved hosting to LJ. Readers should expect more stability.
  • Tuesday, 0902: R. Daneel, having charged, is now covering the living room. The old TV stand is problematic, and the lovely geometric rug is too high.
  • Tuesday, 0902: The geometric rug will just need manual vacuuming. Dismount is not an issue; mount is.
  • Tuesday, 0904: Roomba does not hurt when roombashing into your toes. It merely startles.
  • Tuesday, 0912: A broomstick laid horizontally upon the floor works decently as a Roomba wall, and a little more sharply defined than a virtual one.
  • Tuesday, 0925: Scheming about Vulcan mood themes (http://tinyurl.com/5uzqvw) Any strong emotion needs clever scripting.
  • Tuesday, 1024: @lady_angelina See link! Ask the creator!
  • Tuesday, 1027: @lady_angelina Join #shakespeare, say something with "will" somewhere in there. AI Will responds with random lines. He's seeded with Bard.
  • Tuesday, 1051: @marcelle42, @lady_angelina, my bad. He's an AI of some kind that takes seeded input then responds when spoken to. Ask Kira, he's hers.
  • Tuesday, 1310: Googled up pretty lyrics: http://tinyurl.com/5lvsru
  • Tuesday, 1356: @mayerman nom nom nom chocolate chips!
  • Tuesday, 1409: Local news: "Man who fired gun in hospital re-arrested" http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/124087 , retweeting @evtrib, wtf.
  • Tuesday, 1430: R. Daneel is on 3rd round of the day, sucking around the hall bathroom and the hall. Carried monitor down stairs for Myrrh. Am strong one.
  • Tuesday, 1431: @mayerman you may gain more appreciation in #shakespeare.
  • Tuesday, 1435: Nibs stood there looking at R. Daneel for like 2 minutes with a question-tail. When I emerged from the darkness, she fled, tail puffed a bit
  • Tuesday, 1450: Walled Daneel off somewhere that is not him RoomBonking my door.
  • Tuesday, 1454: via Making Light: Dr. Horrible ponies. http://tinyurl.com/6jhby4
  • Tuesday, 1502: Re-wailled, as my first attempt did not hold against a determined vacuum cleaner in search of dirt.
  • Tuesday, 2127: @mayerman But that would have been less fun.


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