deird1: Mai and Zuko cuddling, with text "you're so beautiful when you hate the world" (Mai Zuko hate the world)
2016-05-27 11:37 am

acquiring pets late in life

My husband has never lived with a dog before.

We're dogsitting for my parents, and I said that, since I can't feed the cat (long story), I should be in charge of feeding the dog. One animal each. The husband agreed.

One day in...

I was in the shower, and the husband came in and asked "What does the dog have for breakfast?" Didn't know why he was asking, so I explained - at which point he turned to the kidlet and said "Okay, let's go feed the dog."

"Darling! The dog's already eaten."
"What? He can't have."
"He definitely has."
"But he's following me around, looking hungry."
"Yes. Because he's a dog."

I'm not entirely sure what he was expecting.
deird1: Dawn looking at Spike, with text "badder than you" (Dawn badder than you)
2016-01-23 07:37 am
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My husband just stopped vacuuming, and said (let me see if I can get this down accurately...) :

Farscape for vacuum cleaners. The broom from the Sorceror's Apprentice looks into the wrong cupboard, finds a Cyberman, and gets turned into a vacuum cleaner. "It's a broom! A living broom!" Hence, Talyn.

Deducting a few points for grammar and general coherence, but... he's awesome. And wonderfully geeky.
deird1: Eugene, trying to "smoulder" Rapunzel into setting him free (Eugene smoulder)
2015-12-22 09:29 am

*shakes fist at terrible memory*

Don't you hate it when you have an excellent idea for a blog post, but by the time you actually sit down to post it, you've forgotten what it was? *sighs*

So, random life update:
- Am almost finished with Latin book 5, at which point I will be a (self-described) Advanced Latin Student, ready for such majestic heights as fairytales-in-Latin, Harry-Potter-in-Latin, and short-excerpts-from-classic-Latin-texts-with-the-translation-right-there-in-case-I-get-confused. Very awesome.

- Am feeling very organised, because all my Christmas presents are wrapped.

- The boy is now walking all day, and getting rather adventurous. Fun, but slightly exhausting.

- We are between heatwaves, so having nice sunny weather. Most of my plants have survived so far.

- The husband is now halfway through season 3 of Farscape. He's enjoying it, most of the time.
deird1: Dawn drinking a milkshake (Dawn milkshake)
2013-08-21 03:03 pm

Back From Honeymoon! *waves*

Hi, everyone! Did you miss me? *puppy eyes*

So... there's this thing I just did... may have mentioned it...

Yep. That.

post with many photos under here )
deird1: Azula, with a slightly snarky expression (Azula eyes)
2013-06-26 08:05 am

performative dissonance

Last night, the fiance took me to see Swan Lake. Beautiful production, with excellent dancers. And then, on the way home, I looked up the ballet's synopsis online, and discovered that it bore no resemblance whatsoever to the performance I'd just seen - except for the characters' names, and there being a lake full of swans.

Which, I guess you can do with ballet, since you don't need to deal with any lyrics.

It did make for a rather confusing Wikipedia experience for me, though. Kind of like looking up the BtVS season 2 finale and seeing this:
In Whedon's original draft, the battle at the airport was less prominent than it became in the finished episode. Also, originally Buffy attempted to follow Emily's plan, and failed - rather than dismissing the plan outright.

Confusing, no?

Wonderfully fun evening, despite Wikipedia lying to me. Very tired today. Must sleep some more.
deird1: Wes and Lilah in bed, with text "you called this a relationship" (Wes Lilah relationship)
2013-04-07 05:05 am

the tags they are a'changin

So, um...


*glances at tags*

*coughs again*
deird1: Fred squeeing, with love hearts (Fred squee)
2013-03-28 04:34 pm
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The boyfriend is back!!!! YAY!!!!

(He's also horribly jetlagged, but I'm focusing on the good bit.)
deird1: Fred squeeing, with love hearts (Fred squee)
2013-02-10 02:49 pm
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The loveliest man in the world just had flowers delivered to me. Because he's just that great.
deird1: Anya and Willow gazing after RJ, with text "if you'll excuse me I'm having a fangirl moment" (Anya Willow fangirl)
2012-07-21 07:29 pm
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The boyfriend is over, and is currently vacuuming my carpet and singing hymns loudly as accompaniment. He is so cool.

deird1: Wes and Lilah in bed, with text "you called this a relationship" (Wes Lilah relationship)
2012-05-24 04:43 pm
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(birthday tomorrow, which is why)

The boyfriend sent me flowers!!!! Hurrah!!!!!

He is the awesomest person ever. *beams*
deird1: Sokka looking upset, with text "you're making me tearbend" (Sokka tearbend)
2012-05-21 11:16 am
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The boyfriend is currently walking across England, so I am feeling rather bereft. *pines*

Hopefully I'll find ways to fill up my evenings...
deird1: Sokka, with the picture he painted (Sokka picture)
2012-02-15 08:30 am
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pretty vegetation

You know, I don't consider myself to be someone who gets hugely excited over gifts. But on the rare occasions that someone brings me flowers, I go all soft and squeeful and spend the next three days smiling at them happily every time I walk past.

This has always been my experience, whether I'm receiving flowers from my mother, or my sisters, or a friend, or the boyfriend. Apparently I really like flowers from my people.

*happy sighs*
deird1: Eugene, trying to "smoulder" Rapunzel into setting him free (Eugene smoulder)
2011-11-27 07:12 am

fun night

Had a dinner party last night, with some friends from church. Yay!

We had: lasagne, roast potato and pumpkin, beans, and bread (from the breadmaker - with added cheese, parsley, oregano, and "mixed herbs"). All very yummy. I got to use my lovely crockery, and nice placemats and things.

I love getting to do things like that.

The boyfriend, who is lovely, came early and vacuumed my floor, helped make the meat sauce for the lasagne, remembered that we were supposed to put the lasagne in the oven (while I was busy enjoying Buffy episodes), cleaned up the carpet where Elf had vomited all over it, served the lasagne, poured drinks, took away dirty dishes, served ice-cream, put leftovers in my freezer, soaked the lasagne pan... and at the end of the night, gave me chocolates and told me that I'd done a lot and he didn't really feel like he'd helped much. *swoons excessively*
deird1: Spike and Angel looking miffed over Buffy, with text "moving on; no, really" (Spike Angel moving on)
2011-09-25 09:41 pm

BIG weekend

Smudge has a security blanket, in the form of one of his favourite toys: a piece of cord from [personal profile] nimthiriel's pyjamas.

[personal profile] nimthiriel (the housemate) and her husband moved out this weekend, and Smudge spent the whole day walking around looking lost and bewildered, carrying the pyjama cord for comfort. He's spending another week with me, and then moving across to their new place. Elf will miss him... and so will I...

Far too many late nights in a row. I keep falling asleep in odd locations.

On [personal profile] dr_carrot's recommendation, I have started using exciting new shampoo/conditioner/body wash/face cleaner, from MooGoo! So far, I'm enjoying it.

It's apparently called MooGoo because it was invented by dairy farmers using an adapted form of the lotion they put on cow udders to keep them healthy...

This weekend, the boyfriend has helped me nephew-sit, lent me his car to get me home early, started a jigsaw with me, moved furniture for my housemates, eaten my cooking and made yummy noises, held my hand, watched ridiculous tv with me, whispered silly comments during church, listened to all my ridiculous blathering, and patted my cat.

He's terrific.

I really will get all those photos up soon, I promise...
deird1: Darla looking pretty (Darla pretty)
2011-09-08 08:21 am

things that are making me happy right now

1) Spring is here! Along with lovely spring weather.

2) The boyfriend brought me flowers. Because he's great.

3) Funky country music on my phone. (Yes, that's a GOOD thing.)

4) My hair is getting long!

5) Elf purred at me this morning, and looked happy.

6) Spring! Hurrah for spring!
deird1: Anya and Willow gazing after RJ, with text "if you'll excuse me I'm having a fangirl moment" (Anya Willow fangirl)
2011-07-14 07:37 pm
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*squees slightly*

Awesomest. Boyfriend. Ever.

Just sayin'.
deird1: Saffron looking pretty (Saffron)
2011-02-09 09:58 pm
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because it must be said

...for the record, I always thought love letters would have more rapturous saccharine admiration, and less fractured messiness.

But I must call this a love letter, because there's nothing else that it can be called.
deird1: Illyria, with text "Godking" (Illyria godking)
2011-02-06 11:13 pm
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bad day

Boyfriend broke up with me today.


Hugs and prayers will be gratefully accepted.
deird1: Spike looking at Harmony, with text "you were meant for me; perhaps as punishment (Spike Harmony punishment)
2011-01-30 06:20 pm


The boyfriend has now had conversations with Dad about house renovating, obscure engineering concepts, and ancient history. If he ever decides to take up archery, none of us will get a word in edgewise with Dad ever again...

Fun day, but HOT. Spent quite a bit of it in a swimming pool, wishing I could live there. Came home to my house to discover that my air-conditioning had blown a fuse and not been cooling my house. HOT HOUSE. *whinges*

Josh is now two years old, and enjoyed his party a lot. :)
deird1: Kennedy and Willow being romantic (Kennedy and Willow)
2011-01-18 09:23 am

a night on the town

Going to the Astor is rather like going back in time. It has balconies, and chandeliers, and lots of wonderful things designed to make patrons think of going to the cinema as a real night on the town.

It also has a weird colour scheme from about the sixties, but that adds to the charm.

The boyfriend and I went to the Astor last night, to see two anime features. I've been hearing about this place for years: a standard back-of-the-toilet-door accessory in share houses is the Astor's poster of upcoming features. But I've never been before.

One thing I enjoyed was the previews. I'm used to the LATEST 21ST CENTURY MOVIES!!! previews, but because of the Astor's unusual movie preferences, you're more likely to get previews for
a) foreign subtitled movies you've never heard of
b) really really old movies with corny STARRING THE RADIANT AUDREY HEPBURN announcements
c) really really old foreign subtitled movies you've never heard of
All very fascinating.

So - among other things, I have now seen Spirited Away, and my uni friends can stop bugging me to watch it.