keladry_lupin: (Music (Dancing))
Started by Pokey: here are my favorite TV theme songs. I didn't do the full ten, just one for the kid shows and one for adults:
keladry_lupin: (I'm Okay (Cox))
Here's my List of Happiness on Tuesday, thanks to a Monday holiday:

1. The holiday allowed Mom to come home Sunday night, even though it was an Aunt Millie weekend. Mom surprised me with takeaway from my favorite Chinese restaurant, which is an hour's drive from Long Beach, so I don't get it often. On Monday, we saw The Avengers, and I fixed tacos for dinner, which is Mom's favorite.

2. We saw the last three of Donna's episodes of Doctor Who Sunday night. There are things about Donna I'm not particularly fond of, but she is a brilliant character and an excellent foil for the Doctor.

3. Yay, Andrew Scott won a BAFTA! (I was rooting a teensy bit more for Martin Freeman, but I'm delighted Andrew got it.)

4. I had artist's block Saturday and Sunday, but I forced myself to work through, which is so unlike me. I'm working frantically on the final draft now.

5. I'd never heard of I've Never Seen Star Wars before I saw the episode Jo Brand hosted, and Stephen Fry was the guest. I was in agony when Stephen labored and sweated over the IKEA desk, but everything else was cool. His relief that the ear piercing wasn't as awful as he'd feared was downright adorable, and I wish he'd been able to keep it.

I also saw Rory McGrath's and Clive Anderson's episodes via YouTube, which were fun, too.

6. I'm enjoying reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, though it's slow going because of deadlines (see #4). There's another overdue library book to add to my tally, and shame on me.

And that's about it at the moment. Happy Tuesday!


Mar. 19th, 2012 10:24 am
keladry_lupin: (Cheering (Quinn and Rachel))
Now that I'm a little bit awake, here's this week's happy list in an attempt to brighten my Monday. (Hopefully something here will brighten yours, too.)

1. Orange chicken leftovers heated up for breakfast = yum.

2. Stylish: Advanced Style is getting attention at Tumblr.

3. Silly: Otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch is getting attention at Tumblr and trending at Twitter.

4. I got some good quality sleep last night instead of fitful dozing.

5. Finished one of my geek shirts and am about halfway through the other. (I'm not sure how many people will get either of them, to be honest, but I like them, and that's good enough for me.)

6. Did my first beta reading job in three years. It feels good to get back in the saddle.

Go forth and shake your booties, friends:
keladry_lupin: (Music Is My Boyfriend)
Inspired by Yes, I'm going there.

Top ten songs I'm really into right now:

1. Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill

2. The Proclaimers' I'm On My Way

3. Duran Duran's Ordinary World

4. The Marvelettes' Too Many Fish in the Sea

5. The Beatles' Blackbird

These five have been anthems since the autumn when Phil and I split and Boo-Cat died. They're all songs about transition, changing, adjusting, and finding (or being led to) something better ahead than what's behind.

6. Yes, Trina likes a country song. (Actually, I like TWO country songs; this is one of 'em.) The Eagles' How Long.

7. Do I need a reason for Stevie Wonder? I thought not. Go forth and dance to Superstition.

8. I sure as hell am not going to let any top ten list go by without Eric Clapton in there somewhere! Here's Broken Hearted.

9. I'm one-upping Benedict here: Debussy's Clair De Lune, but performed by the brilliant Victor Borge. The Clown Prince of Denmark was a genius.

10. You can count on the Moody Blues for two things: versatile rock and the best-looking lead singer on the planet. Lovely to See You!

And now all I see are the hundreds of pieces I like just as much that I left off. Not just songs, but classical music pieces and tracks from film scores that I listen to a lot. Oh, well.
keladry_lupin: (Music (Dancing))
1. I threw some questions out via e-mail before I left work Thursday and got answers to all of them by the time I got to work this morning.

2. Amanda Abbington, who recently jumped on the Twitter bandwagon, commanded her followers to dance to a YouTube video of Stevie Wonder singing Superstition on Sesame Street. I sent her the Marvelettes' Too Many Fish in the Sea in reply, and she replied to me (squee!) with Lover and a Friend. I played it four times in a row.

3. I finally listened to the Q episode of Cabin Pressure and found out what's up with the lemon on Martin's cap graphics I've seen. The more I listen, the more I think Charlie Brown leads a charmed and lucky life when compared to Martin Crieff.

4. I'm still a little short on sleep, thanks to an erratic week and fucking Daylight Savings Time starting, but I'm almost not tired this morning.

5. Got feedback from Subversa on my Sherlock fic. Some good stuff, and some stuff's gotta go or be changed. She echoed some of my own concerns about a few things, so I've started my third draft. (I'm putting so much time and thought into this, you'd think I thought I was up for a Pulitzer or something. I just want to make sure I've done my best.)

6. Lots of Supernatural over Da Weekend. I'm well into season 2 now, and I really like Ellen, Jo, and that nutter (can't remember his name) from the roadhouse.
keladry_lupin: (Smile (Hugh)) posted this gem today:

Which made me think of this:

Enjoy the sillies.
keladry_lupin: (Bag End)
I'm not really dying. Just hyperventilating with each new trailer that comes out. )

Each clip raises more questions than it answers. *fangirl overload*
keladry_lupin: (Ooo (Mulan))

This is a brilliant story. I've heard a lot of cool things about Alice Cooper over the years. A coworker's nephew had a band that opened for Alice Cooper in some times ago and had a lot of good things to say about him. Though I don't like his music much, I really do consider myself to be a fan of his.

My aunt who passed away last year would have loved this story. She practically worshiped Elvis.

I notice that Phill Jupitus has lost weight. As a very fat bird, I hate it when someone utters the phrases "you look good" and "you've lost weight" within an hour of each other, because it always makes me wonder how horrible I looked before. From the first time I saw him on QI six years ago, I've thought Phill was a fucking doll, but now I have to take back the sentiment I just expressed about "you look good" and "you lost weight," because as cute as I've always thought he was, I think he's a smidgen cuter now. (Just a little.) I'm liking the grey hair and stubble, too.
keladry_lupin: (LOL (Martin))
I shouldn't like this, because this reminds me too much of Jimbo harassing me when we were kids. But I LOL every time.
keladry_lupin: (Happy (Sherlock's Tail Wag))
1. I was in a spectacular mood yesterday. It started with friends who supported me when I ranted, and I even got a YouTube rec, which I shall pass along to you:


I danced!

3. And then I read the update to a fanfic that is gorgeous and romantic (at a very slow pace, which is the best kind of romance), and the author had another YT link at the bottom because three of the characters started quoting this song: The Kinks' Have a Cuppa Tea. (Can't embed; sorry.)

*dances again*

4. My cold has pretty much gone away. I think I got sick before the play ended, but I simply refused to acknowledge it because I wouldn't have felt up to performing if I had admitted it. A regular regimen of Claritin D helped stave off the worst of it.

5. Came home with Chinese takeaway. Nom nom nom.

6. I made significant progress on a project last night.

7. I have a good weekend ahead: pay day, another damned good thrashing from my chiropractor, a birthday party for baby Mimi, a play, and my favorite uncle and aunt are in town!!!
keladry_lupin: (Yeah! (Dara))
I've been yapping about the Mysterium for two years. Here's why.
keladry_lupin: (Then a Star Danced)
My friend and stage manager Lisa got to fly in more ways than one today! I'm so excited for her! (And exceedingly jealous.)

View more videos at:!/on-air/as-seen-on/Science-Teachers-Experience-Zero-Gravity/130604038
keladry_lupin: (Default)
and out of the woods )
keladry_lupin: (Walking in the Rain)
No joke; the rain just started outside. I'm still not sure if it's autumn yet ... I must see what it's like outside in the early afternoon. It's promising, though.

Mom was coming home for the weekend, and then she wasn't because her car needed fixing, and then she got it fixed and came home because she pissed Jimbo off. But she came with a new mobile phone in hand for me, so I have arranged a bank transfer to pay for the phone via online banking and shall spend some time tomorrow figuring out how to make that mp3 of Stephen Fry saying "Speak to me now, speak to me now, speak to me now!" my ring tone again. (It's at 3:33 in this clip.)

This means I have a camera again, too!

Twelve performances down, twelve to go. I baked some sweets for my fellow actors and crew members; we have a family cheesecake recipe and a spice and apple cake recipe, both of which can be adapted to cupcakes very easily. I spent all day yesterday in the kitchen, but it was worth it to share the fruits of my labors with my colleagues. The whole thing came out of a desire to use my new Pampered Chef cake nine-inch round cake pans. I shall inaugurate the cake pans some other time, like when I'm trying Bakerella's peanut butter and chocolate cake. I want to remember to include something Kosher if I bake for these colleagues again, since our Jack is Jewish and didn't eat anything. Oops.

I found a lizard in my shoe during intermission! The Merry Wives of Windsor is playing on the lawn at the same time Into the Woods is inside, so some forty-odd actors are sharing two dressing rooms. The TMWoW usurp our larger dressing room every Sunday because they use that room's door to go outside, so I cleared my stuff out during intermission. I picked up my loafers, and a tiny, four-inch lizard scarpered out and under a cupboard door. It was a bit of a surprise, but a cute one!

Dad took me out to breakfast this morning. There's a little cafe about halfway between his flat and mine that's a little too foo-foo for our tastes -- the food is delicious, but a mite overpriced. We both had the cheeseburger scramble: two or three eggs with ground beef, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese all slopped together, with potatoes and a bit of baguette on the side. Yum. He had a gift card, which is why we went out in the first place. It was nice to see him.

I have tomorrow off work, so we're going to nap and watch Burlesque and order in Chinese and figure our new phones out tomorrow. Both Mom and I need to relax. I have scads of research for the fic I'm working on (I always do things backwards), so I'll also read some ACD Sherlock Holmes stuff and finish reading my overdue library book so I can return it.

The folks at the Mysterium have made a montage of our production of Into the Woods and set it to a cast recording of the finale from one of our performances. If you'd like to see it, go here:

The video will start to play automatically. I'm visible a few times; Cinderella's Mother is inside the tree at the left of the screen, and any time you see a fat broad in a white nightgown, mob cap, and shawl shuffling about, that's Granny (also me).

I came home tonight absolutely fried. Hungry, too. My post-wig hair was too bizarre even for a drive-through stop at a fast food joint, I had no cash to have anything delivered, and I was too tired to fix anything for dinner, so I laid around for an hour after I got home and whined to myself about how hungry I was. Then I showered, and just when I was giving up on fighting against going to bed (it was about 7 pm), Mom called to let me know she'd come into town after all. Now it's 11:30, and I'm not a bit tired. I don't get it!
keladry_lupin: (Giggling (Stephen))
On his birthday, I am grateful for the laughs, ponderings, and enlightenment I've received from this bloke:
keladry_lupin: (Fashion Baby (Scrooge))
1. Boo-Cat is in the vet's office for surgery and a dental cleaning, and then he'll come home this afternoon. This is the best weekend for it, since Mom will be here tomorrow and Sunday to look after him while I'm at rehearsals.

2. Got the best compliment ever when our Lucinda came up to me during rehearsal Wednesday and said she loves to hear me sing.

3. I get to use my Sinistra cosplay dress for Into the Woods! I thought Marla just wanted to see it, but she said she wants me to wear it as Cinderella's Mother. (Or Cindy's Mom, as she calls me.) Here's a photo from Portus three years ago. I need to touch up the glittery parts (the Milky Way and nebulae) that came off in the wash, and I may add some sparklies at the cuffs, but other than that, it's ready to go. Hooray for having a costume in my closet already!

4. Watching a shuttle launch or landing via the Internet makes me happy.

5. Thanks go [ profile] subvers for the link to this article: Dan says Alan deserves an Oscar nomination for Snape. I agree.

6. Officially, the reason I'm taking the day off work is so I can be home when Boo gets out of surgery. The whole truth is that I knew I'd be too anxious about the surgery to sleep well last night, so I'll probably have a nap later. And I can get my weekend shopping and cleaning done today instead of trying to fit it in between rehearsals tomorrow and Sunday.

7. Boo-Girl will be in Utah with her father, but the rest of the Jimbos are coming to lunch with me, Mom, and Dad tomorrow to finally celebrate Father's Day. Dad's favorite restaurant is in Tustin, which is about halfway between us and the Jimbos' house, and it also happens to be about two miles from the Mysterium, so I get to see family before tomorrow's rehearsal.

8. Don't shoot me for this one, but I will probably see Winnie the Pooh before I see Deathly Hallows. I've been looking forward to it ever since I heard Bud Luckey's voice coming out of Eeyore in the trailer five months ago. (I fangirl Bud Luckey more than just about anyone else. He taught me how to count.)

9. Chiropractor just called; he had a cancellation this morning, so he's going to give me a damned good thrashing today.


Jun. 21st, 2011 11:44 am
keladry_lupin: (All Mad Here (Cheshire Cat))
This cat is like me: he knows how to swear in another language, but that's about it.
keladry_lupin: (Giggling (Stephen))
I've been giggling over this one for the last several minutes, so I'm sharing it with you guys:

Title: The Christmas Box
Author: [ profile] carenejeans
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: G
Warnings: Fruitcake
Word count: 1,670
Summary: "It is a singular thing, but I find that a concentrated atmosphere helps a concentration of thought. I have not pushed it to the length of getting into a box to think, but that is the logical outcome of my convictions." -- Sherlock Holmes, in "The Hound of the Baskervilles"

I love that the thought even occurs to John in the first place. I love that he goes through with the idea. And I love that Sherlock has it figured out by the time he gets home and acts accordingly:


Jun. 3rd, 2011 10:38 am
keladry_lupin: (Yeah! (Dara))
When I finally took the Meyers-Briggs test honestly (instead of skewing the results by answering with what I want to be instead of what I actually am), I was amazed at the result.

INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities. INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. With few exceptions, it is the NF child who readily develops imaginary playmates (as with Anne of Green Gables's "bookcase girlfriend"--her own reflection) and whose stuffed animals come to life like the Velveteen Rabbit and the Skin Horse. INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity. Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response.

Taken and condensed from here.

With that in mind, I'm kind of surprised that the INFP example they give is Remus ... if anyone is this personality type, wouldn't it be Luna?

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

It's Friday; I can always find cool things to blog about on Fridays. Read more... )


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