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Louise
07 April 2009 @ 06:17 am
I will say nothing spoilery about last night's episode of House. I will only say:



!!!

(Hahahaha, less than twelve hours earlier I was saying how I was all up to date on spoilers for one show, only to get completely blindsided by another.)

Meh. Off to make breakfast now.
 
 
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Louise
06 April 2009 @ 09:23 am
Oh, what I wouldn't give to be in Cardiff right about now. A quick perusal of DWF convinced me that I'm not actually above wanting to stalk location shoots. I'm also clearly not above actively hunting for spoilers if I'm willing to go to that cesspit. I knew that already, though.
 
 
Louise
Actually, part of me feels like it's been a lot longer than that, what with having been pretty freaking sick most of the interim.

Less said about that the better, though. The important thing is I'm finally starting to actually get back on my feet once more. I've even made a couple of half-hearted attempts to start writing again, though I haven't gotten very far with it as of yet. But any start is better than none, I think.

Best of all, and this is the real reason I'm posting today, I was well enough to go out tonight with my husband and have a proper celebration for our twentieth wedding anniversary. Hooray! Both the kids are spending the night with friends, even though it's the middle of the school week. Hooray again!

Twenty years ago today we made what we were repeatedly assured was the worst mistake of our lives, and eloped. Didn't say a single word to family and friends. We were called selfish for cheating everyone out of sharing the moment with us (probably true), told we were too young (also probably true), accused of "having" to get married in a hurry (untrue), told that it wouldn't last (obviously not true) and that we'd regret it for the rest of our lives. Specifically, my mother in particular insisted that one day I'd regret not having had a "real" wedding and not having any memories to look back on.

Would I like it if my son or daughter did the same thing one day? Honestly, no. I would feel hurt and yes, cheated. Would I react the same way my family and my in-laws reacted? Possibly, but I very much hope not. I hope if it ever comes to that, I'll be in my right mind enough to sit them down and tell them that I hope in twenty years' time that they'll be able to laugh at everyone and say the same thing that their father and I did: that we don't regret a single thing.

And Piers, if you read this at any point, happy anniversary! I'd do it all over again in an instant.
 
 
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Louise
18 April 2008 @ 09:41 am
I originally wrote this as an email to a couple of people earlier this week, but I've been asked to share publically. (Because apparently it's becoming “common knowledge” in the DW fandom once more that everyone who likes Rose is a teenage girl who over-identifies with her and has never seen the classic series, and that goes doubly for every Doctor/Rose shipper.)

So practically copy-pasted, here is the story of introducing my dad to the new series.

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Louise
05 April 2008 @ 11:52 pm
Um...wow?

So was not expecting that!
 
 
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Louise
21 February 2008 @ 07:08 am
Got a new IUD put in yesterday afternoon, and I'm still cramping just a bit. Getting less all the time, but I'd really like it to stop now, please.
 
 
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Louise
04 February 2008 @ 06:39 am
I'd pretty much given up on the idea of watching House last night, what with the "It'll be on when it's on" post-football scheduling and all, but I wandered across it just a few minutes in. Officially, I don't ever want to break my toe. :(

The next episode preview just blew my mind. WTF? Oh, Wilson!
 
 
Louise
30 January 2008 @ 06:26 am
YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine ... You're on my list, so I want to know you better!

COPY FROM HERE THEN SEND DIRECTLY TO ME IN A COMMENT THEN, REPOST THE EMPTY QUESTIONS.

(There's a good bit of shouting on the part of the survey writer there. Eek.) Anyways...


1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
A.

2) What was your dream growing up?
A.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
A.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A.

6) What was the last book you read?
A.

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A.

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
A.

9) Worst Habit?
A.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A.

11) What is your favorite sport?
A.

12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
A.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
A.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
A.

16) Do you have any pets?
A.

17) What if i showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A.

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
A.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
A.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A.

22) What color eyes do you have?
A.

23) Ever been arrested?
A.

24) Bottle or can soda?
A.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A.

27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
A.

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A.

30) Do you swear a lot?
A.

31) Biggest pet peeve?
A.

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
A.

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A.

35) Do you believe in God?
A.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A.
 
 
Louise
21 January 2008 @ 03:38 pm
We've been married nineteen years today!

Which is simultaneously a real achievement and a shock to the system. (It CAN'T be that long, can it? Really? Because that's like half my life.)

And my mother-in-law ordered a kitchen table for us as a surprise gift. A real, hardwood table. I can't stress this enough: REAL WOOD. The top is one solid piece of oak, with nary a piece of MDF anywhere near it. (I can't even imagine how much she paid for it, and I'm not rude enough to ask...) It didn't come with chairs, but I'd rather pick my own anyway. See, we've had crappy second-hand (or third- or fourth-) furniture ever since we moved back to the states. We're trying to buy decent stuff a bit at a time, but the kitchen table was the worst of the lot by far (hail, chrome and Formica) and the least priority to replace. I don't think anybody ever told my MIL just how shabby the old table was -- though she's seen pictures of Elspeth perched on it -- but it's so very like her to just replace it out of the blue.

Garnet has this amazing talent for picking just the ideal, utterly unexpected present, and she does it totally by accident. You know what she gave my sister-in-law for Christmas? Tickets to see Hamlet this year. (Let the implications of that sink in for a minute...) GOOD tickets. She just thought it would be a nice gesture since she's studying Shakespeare. And by all accounts, when the package was opened, Garnet pops out with, "And after I bought these, somebody told me that man from Doctor Who is supposed to be in the production this year. I think you like him, don't you?" Okay, I admit it. On the whole, I'm still terribly jealous about that and I'd rather have tickets to see David Tennant in Hamlet than the solid oak table, but the table's still an amazing anniversary gift.


ETA: And dynapink gave me a lovely anniversary gift as well, by posting the fic she wrote for me the Secret Santa exchange at ten_n_tyler. It's amazingly well-written, and presses all my buttons for realistic romance. So check it out if you get a chance!
 
 
Louise
18 January 2008 @ 11:39 pm
I was given a link to a site called SexInChrist.com, which amuses me a great deal. I have no idea if it's a spoof, or if they really are so deadly serious about finding biblical justifications for so-called "deviant" sexual behavior. Either way, it makes me giggle like a 12-year-old.

For instance, the official word of God on oral sex? Totally fine with it, apparently...as long as you swallow. Who knew? My husband's response to this page? "Phwah. Call me a selfish git, when all I'm doing is encouraging you you on the path of righteousness."

Strangely enough, no. I didn't kick him. ;)