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I had to take Olive to the vet today to have some teeth extracted -- this makes the second kitty in the past five months to have major dental work done and extractions. Neither was something I'd budgeted for, but I could see the bleeding holes in their teeth, so I know it was something that had to be done. I wish these two weren't so fucking psycho about having me touch their mouths -- I brushed Emma's teeth her whole life, and even though it was difficult, she didn't turn into a Tasmanian devil over it, and her teeth never had problems. Anyways, she won't have anything to do with me. When Blues got the antibiotic and pain shots, he was loving and hilariously stoned; Olive is just even warier of me than ever and can't seem to sleep. She just sits and stares out the window. She's such a good kid, I hate having to hurt her so much.

I still haven't loaded my pics from Boston and London yet. I am just so far behind. The two books I've been proofing both came in late, so I'm under really stressful deadlines. I am also desperately scrambling to finish my premieres vid for VVC, due in a couple days, and then today we lost power in a cool thunderstorm when lightning hit a major power line in my area. Fortunately I could keep working on my book without power, but I had been sitting there trying to figure out some clips for the next section of the vid and then blam. It's the first time though that I've ever seen the lightning bolt hit the power source -- it was kind of fascinating. I was watching out my kitchen window when the strike came, and there was a flash of light over the hill, and the lights went on and off for a while and then finally just out. We don't have these much in the Pacific Northwest, so it's always kind of spectacular. We got our power back after a few hours, much faster than the SCL said we would (they initially said tomorrow around noon). I have to give them kudos for doing it so quickly, but my vidding mojo was gone by the time it was back and now I'm staring hopelessly at my timeline.

So, I don't have much that I feel fannish about these days, and this year pretty much all my shows were either 1) disappointing me a lot, b) ending either by shutting down or being canceled, or III) taking a turn for the dark. Warehouse 13 has been one of the few happy places I had on TV -- I don't really pay a lot of attention to the plots, but I like the interactions of the characters. Last week's show, though, introduced a really personally painful plot element with Myka being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For those of you who don't know, my twin sister and my mom died of ovarian cancer, and I have it hanging over my head now because of the twin thing. I'm not sure why they are taking this tack; I mean, I guess they'll have Myka overcome it but ovarian cancer has a terrible recovery rate because most often it's diagnosed too far along (symptons match things like having your period, menopause, or even gastrointenstinal problems). So I'm really not happy about this, it's making me cry and my guts clutch up. I've been having a LOT of trouble lately, having a lot of flashbacks to my sister's death and feeling her loss and have been crying a great deal anyway, so having the show go down this road just...I don't know. DO NOT WANT.

And speaking of my vid, would anyone be interested in rush betaing a Miami Vice vid? I'm not finished with it and I will be working down to the wire, but I think it's pretty awful and I could use another eye. The thing is, I've talked about this vid for YEARS with Snady, and then [personal profile] killabeez edited the song for me, and so I finally could make the vid I wanted to, but putting it together just turned out to be...well, maybe with Sandy at my shoulder it would be a good vid. It probably would. But without her here, it's just floundering. The ideas I've carried around for all these years don't seem to work, or mesh, or carry off. I suppose it was just too much of a burden for the poor vid to carry. But god I miss Snady. She would figure it out and gently point out to me what was wrong and make me laugh about it.


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Jun. 26th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
Poor Olive! May she feel more like herself soon. And may your projects go smoothly this week with no more power outages!
Jun. 27th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear your happy place show has gone to a personally dark place.

If you still need a beta for the MV vid, I'd love to do it. I don't have the time to vid much myself anymore, but it would be good to beta again.
Jun. 28th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
What is your email address these days? I have a feeling I don't have a current one.
Jun. 28th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm at paulinezed at gmail dot com.
Jul. 22nd, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
For some reason, I am not getting mails from LJ or DW, and I didn't see this in time!!! I'm so sorry I never looked back here to see if you had replied. I should have realized that you would have replied.

I think it turned out OK -- obviously in a month it will be online. My apologies!
Jul. 22nd, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
No worries. I did wonder when I didn't hear back from you. And I'm looking forward to seeing how the vid turned out.
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