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Lazy Saturday

Published November 1, 2014 by ia84

We are in recovery mode currently.  Yesterday the boy was a groomsman, and we stayed until the party was over at midnight.  Since it was Halloween, the party was a costume party.  The wedding was Magic: The Gathering themed, so the boy’s costume was Tezzeret, and mine was Jane Austen’s Catwoman.  I love Catwoman, but there’s no way I’d ever wear the leather cat suit.  Which got me to thinking outside the box.  I got to wondering what it would look like if Jane Austen had written Batman, which led to what I think was a pretty cool costume.  Mom made me a beautiful Regency style dress, I found a fantastic laser cut metal cat mask, and dad hot-glued fake nails to a pair of lace gloves.  I was pleased with the end result.

We are adorable!

He had to be into work crazy early, which means he got off of work early, and now I’m crashed on his couch doing boring things like paying bills, and he’s asleep in his recliner.  It’s peaceful and a rather nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

It’s the beginning of November (a fact that you’re aware of if you know how to read a calendar).  This means I am officially at the end of my twenties.  23 days from now I’ll awaken as a mature, thoughtful, classy thirty year old.  Or, I’ll just wake up as a 30 year old who’s really no different than the 29 year old I currently am.

I do want to start my 30’s on more positive, emotionally healthy ground than I meandered through my twenties with.  For the most part, my twenties will forever be locked in my brain as this murky swamp of a decade where I made some really terrible decisions.  However, I also made some really fantastic friends.  It’s been a strange decade, that’s for sure.

Also, since it is now November, it is officially NaNoWriMo.  When I finish this post, I’m going to start working on my novel.  I really have no idea what I’m going to write about this year, but I figure the important thing is that I at least participate in the exercise.

 

The Weird Things That Make Me Smile

Published January 29, 2014 by ia84

I’m kind of tired tonight, and it’s been a boring few days.  So, in lieu of actually writing, I’m going to share a number of things that never cease to make me smile.  Hopefully, if you’re feeling down, something I put up tonight will help raise your spirits.

First up, a music video that, to this day, I cannot explain what the people who put it together were thinking. The overall product is so delightfully bad, I can’t help but giggle.  (It’s kind of a shame it’s so bad, because David Hasselhoff actually has a pretty good voice.)

Still with me?  I didn’t scare you off?  Yay!

Next up, I give you the wonderful Tom Hiddleston hanging out with Cookie Monster…

Now, to delve into my favorites from imgur.

The importance of Elvish…

Spot the ghost:

This reminds me of the 1960’s Batman show, cause Batman always had words of advice for the youth about how to do things safely.  Plus, the comment is the most fantastic thing ever.

 

How I feel when I go to the art museum and weird, modern art is on display…

If you still need cheering up, here’s some random stuff that I’ve found on Pinterest that’s made me grin.

Spoilers for the next season of Game of Thrones

More Batman humor:

 

Normal people vs. Supernatural

It’s would’ve been shorter…

Poor Molly, she can’t win…

Proof that Sherlock is educational…

On to Star Wars

I’m not a Conan fan, but this is pretty fantastic:

Kind of self-explanatory:

A little Shakespeare…

Downton meets Austen:

 

Some LOTR

Indeed, where was Gondor?

I can’t be the only who sings this when I read it…

More Hobbit than LOTR:

Should I ever get married, and the groom is willing, this will happen…

 

 

I think I’ll wrap up with some Doctor Who.

 

 

 

 

A Semi-Haunted House?

Published January 26, 2014 by ia84

Yesterday, I was at lunch, and the announcer on the radio said something about, “Want to own a semi-haunted house?  Check out so-and-so’s blog.”  I didn’t catch the name of the blog, but even now I’m baffled by the concept of a “semi-haunted house.”  How does that work exactly?  Are the ghosts working on a time-share system?  Does Jane Austen have the house this week?  Then after she leaves, will Ghengis Khan be staying for a month?

Also, does a semi-haunted house mean exorcisms are half price?

While I’m on the subject, think of all the title possibilities for the sure to be made “based on a true story” movie…

-Kind of Paranormal Activity

-The House on Did You Hear Something Hill

-Nightmare on El

-Friday the 12 1/2

-Ghost? Busters

-The Amityville Scare

And of course, my personal favorite: Polteriguess?

Friday Night Questions

Published October 20, 2012 by ia84

-Why are Austen novels so enchanting?

-Wouldn’t it be fun to just hit the road and see the world?

-If you could cosplay, what character would you choose?

-Am I the only one who got seriously creeped out by the show Extreme Cheapskates?

-Am I the only one who hates being asked what my favorite book/movie is?

-Aren’t whiteboards great?