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I've posted a few of my pics from my trip to ice planet Hoththe east coast over the holidays at my Flickr page here, but they show up all out of order at the main photostream. I still haven't uploaded the pics from the Mall, because I have to sort through dozens and dozens of pics of the WWII memorial. I hope to maybe get those up this weekend. I also posted the cemetery focused pics on the LJ community [profile] mourning_souls here (the Congressional Cemetery) and here (the Confederate Dead cemetery at Manassas battlefield).

It's always interesting what's out there once you start doing something new on the interwebz. Like, I posted a pic of a fabulous store window in NYC, and got a request to post it to a group that shares pics of... fabulous store window displays from around the world. Who knew? I love finding out things like that.

Speaking of fabulous. I have been content to be owned by cats for a really long time, because I grew up with tons of dogs around me and I just didn't want all the responsibilities of them for most of my adult life. I love dogs, but some of the things that go along with having them, not so much. But I fell in love with this face a few weeks ago, and I see she hasn't been adopted, and she has had such a terrible life and OMG I want her so bad. I asked Dad, who is kind of supporting me these days in between jobs because oh the joys of establishing yourself as a freelancer, if I he would kill me if I adopted a dog and he said, "well, yes" because he wants me to be more firmly planted on the ground before I get one. He laughed about how he knew Mom and I always wanted a nice little dog and instead he gave us the goddamn Brittany spaniels, the hunting dogs he bred and trained, which were so not pet dogs. But I can't stop thinking of little Bayleigh. So I wrote and asked if she would do okay in a cat household. I guess I'll see. I know I have to make a lot of changes, but I will if it means having such a sweetie in my life. I just feel so lonely, and it would be so nice to have unconditional puppy love and go for play dates and be around people at the dog park and stuff.

Also speaking of fabulousness, 30 Rock was so wonderful last night. Jon Hamm is the bestest guy ever, I think. I love how willing he is to look dorky and stupid. And Kevin O'Reilly's actor, what's his name? It was so fun to see him again. And I thought that the whole drugged boyfriend appearance was funny, but when they were playing the medical assistants at the tag, I thought I would die. And how awesome was Jack picking up Liz like that, and proving to his date that Liz existed and really was that pathetic. I loved Bon Jovi reading that waiver form, and his "I hate this place" when Jack told him to beat it. But I think the part where I really died was them playing "I Will Remember You" over Jenna wistfully remembering her stalker. The doll heads in the refrigerator! Oh god. That show totally kills me.

I didn't really want to let myself get sucked into Fringe, but after that last episode, I think I'm way too far gone. I hate it when they blatantly steal stories from the X-Files, which they've done a lot this season to the point of making me shout at the TV, but Jacksonville was such a complex episode and had such amazing stuff going on in it, even if you could kind of predict ahead of time how it would play out. What I wasn't expecting was that they were going to have the almost-kiss with Olivia and Peter, because I had thought, contentedly, that the showrunners were against having Olivia and Peter get together in any way. I can't say it made me discontented, because it played into the storyline so well, but I don't know that I want them to carry around a load of UST. What I did LOVE was Olivia opening her eyes and saying, "What the hell is wrong with you," and being so angry at Walter. Despite knowing what she's known about him, she is still sweet and supportive; now, she's so sickened by what she's experienced that she not only feels rage toward him for herself, but also she can see now why Peter has had such a hard time embracing being Walter's child. Which the knowledge of where he came from adds even more of a frisson of dread to. Yay. I love frissons of dread.

And I have more random thoughts rolling around in here except right now I need to get busy on thinking of this songvid list for the retrospective show at Escapade. OMG, the con's almost here. ::flails::


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Feb. 13th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Bayleigh looks sweet - I really do hope you can add her to your home; I think you'd be good for each other!
Feb. 15th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't heard back yet and I have a feeling it won't happen, and I know dad really, really doesn't want me to do this. But I just look at those pics and I keep thinking we were meant to be together.
Feb. 13th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
You know, I think you should get the dog.

I was always afraid of the responsibility and difficulty, but when I got Dante, it was amazing how much easier he's been than ferrets, and I really wish I'd gotten a dog a long time ago. It is so nice to have a pet that likes to go *out* into the world with you, and that likes to lie next to you, and to whom you're the most important person in the world. Please do give it a shot. *hugs*
Feb. 15th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
I totally get my dad telling me he doesn't want me to do it (and that I'm getting enough help from him that it's eating away my inheritance, which really upsets and worries him), but I don't know that I've ever seen a pic of a dog before and felt like we were meant to be together. And that whole thing about going out into the world with you -- that is really a big deal to me now, as I'm really lonesome and it would help me get out all the time, go places, meet people.
Feb. 13th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Fringe has had it's share of "WTF" moments but I'm generally overlooking them - for now. I watch TV to be entertained and I can forgive quite a bit as long as they keep me entertained.

BUt if they start with the "Angsty" thing between Peter and Olivia that may be the breaking point. Do one or the other but please, oh please don't try to give me season after season of "will they/won't they".
Feb. 15th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
I don't trust JJ Abrams at all. I mean, I sort of almost actively hate him (I have forgiven him some things because of the ST reboot). So I don't know that I have a lot of faith in them not screwing it up. If they're gonna do it, I hope they just do it, and have it be more about who Peter is and Olivia is and how they have to deal with things.
Feb. 13th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Wow, Bayleigh is adorable. I have to vote in the yes column on this one. I'm in love with her, too! :-)
Feb. 15th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
Re: doggie
Oh, Tina, I already love her and I haven't even met her! I still haven't heard from the people yet though, and I have a strong feeling it won't happen. Which, yeah, Dad's right and I really shouldn't do this. But just think -- we could go to the dog park together and I could actually have a dog with me! And apparently the IG rescue people have regular playdates.
Feb. 15th, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)
Re: doggie
The play dates - that's lovely. And you know she could stay with us when you're away. It would be lovely. If it's meant to happen, it'll happen. but my fingers are crossed. ;-)
Feb. 13th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
If I found a dog like Baileigh, I'd want her, too. Hopefully, the cats will behave when you bring her home.
Feb. 15th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
OMG, if I was lucky enough to get her, the cats would totally freak. But you know, I firmly believe cats are adaptable when forced to be, and who knows, once Blues gets over the fear, he would probably realize he has someone to play with. I guess IGs are the most catlike dogs around, so he could finally have a running around buddy!
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