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just finished all my grocery shopping for junk for for the dr. who special. i have 2 typesof dip, chips, sandwich fixing, chocolate and lots to drink.


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got home from KiScon yesterday and promptly slept. i had such a great time and met so many cool people.


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About to board a flight to Boston for a weekend of wall to wall K/S.


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I saw Riddick today and loved it. Something about this character has just always resonated with me. when I have a bad day it's usually a toss up between a die hard marathon or a riddick marathon, riddick usually wins.


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I am the old woman at the anime club and I'm okay with that. Otakon was amazing, the hours in line were well worth the concerts. I haven't been active in anime fandom in years. Though I still watch anime and read manga there have been so many changes in the industry (especially with manga publishers) that I've shied away from investing my cash in a new manga series the way I use to. I looked around Otakon and most of the people I talked with I was old enough to be their unwed, teenage mother. Some of them had never heard of some of the animes I was into like Rurouni Kenshin or Escaflowne (crazy right). I love being able to get my anime fix on the cheap thanks to hulu and my local library has good manga collections so I don't have to spend my cash like I did back in high school/college.

That's the one thing I've kept my hand in about anime, the music. J-pop is fun and amazing and always makes me feel upbeat. And now Itunes is carrying some j-pop so that's exciting. I found a few new artists at Otakon and am going through my TM Revolution and Yoko kanno discographies and rocking out. I've also decided a to hunt down an save a few of the fics I read and loved from when I was in the fandom. Most of those sites haven't been updated in years but they're still up so I'm going to epub my faves before they disappear.

I spend my days in live action fandoms where in some cases I'm the barely legal kid at the club. It's all good.
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Apparently, the year I decided to come back to otakon is the year with their largest turn out ever because of the two j-pop guest performing.I'm currently in a line that is wrapped aroung the neighboring arena waiting to be seated for t.m. revolution.

it is very hot buI'm keeping cool in my spiffy new transformers T-shirt with optimus prime on it.


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Last weekend it was shore leave, this weekend it's otakon. I really want to catch the two concerts happening there as well as a panel or two.

the difference between the two cons is night and day. I haven't been to otakon in a few years because so many things were changing on the anime scene, especially what dealers at the con were offering.
I realized as I was waiting in a really long line to register for the con I didn't know anyone. In line I played Uno with some nice girls who were probably fresh out of high school and it was fun but not like hanging out with friends.

shore leave has spoiled me quite a bit. I have a great group of friends I'm social with and there are a lot of familiar faces. Those people may not be my friends but I see them almost every year at shore leave and it's comforting.

it will be interesting to see where anime/manga is right now. I still watch some shows on hulu but i stopped reading manga when a couple of the companies closed their doors right when i was reading a series so now I can't finish unless some other company buys the rights.


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having fun at shoreleave with all my star trek friends. didn't get to see shatner's q & a but am still having fun.


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Shoreleave tomorrow !!!!
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I'm not overly into beauty products. my make up and skin care items are not extensive. i'm mostly clueless when i walk down a beauty aisle beyond basic items. and this has served me pretty well. i have combination skin but have never had serious break out issues.

but love going into beauty big box stores like sephora and ulta. the reason, as the country hick at the beauty party BBB stores have people who will take your hand and be your guide in the land of beauty. for instance i did not know there was such a thing as oil free moisturizer. this makes me stupidly happy.

i learned recently about good methods to clean my make up brushes and sanitize my makeup. this good for me because i don't follow the throw out your make-up after x amount of months rule. i just don't wear it that religiously and also make up isn't cheap. i'm not a glamour girl by any means but it's nice to have my basics reinforced and improved on and places to go where you can ask questions because honestly the make-up aisles at the drug store intimidate quite a bit and even with all the products at a place like sephora i feel like what i need is there an more importantly there's someone who can explain things to me.


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So I'm getting into hockey, specifically the Pittsburgh Penguins and I'm watching the Stanley Cup playoffs with them versus the Bruins and it's such a roller coaster of feeling. I like how fast-paced the game is but them team that fueled my interest to try out a televised sport isn't winning.
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i'm trying the 5:2 diet and today is my first day on the restricted calorie portion. my plan is to do multiple small meals throughout the day that i've already planned the night before so i can stay with the 500calorie limit for the restricted part of things.

the 5:2 diet is 5 normal meal days and 2 restricted calorie days (500 for women, 600 for men) the restricted days aren't meant to be back to back.

my work lunchbox has 300 calories in it (breakfast, lunch, snack) which includes:

2 cups berries
1 cup cucumbers
1/2 cup carrots
1 cup non-fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup salsa

so far i'm doing good. every thing is in finger food like portions so if i want to nibble i can. it's been a busy day at work so I haven't had time to focus on food overmuch.
i've been drinking unsweetened tea or water.

I took a baseline of my weight when i started on sunday and i'll see how i feel at the end of the week on whether this is something I want to try long-term.


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There is an array of walking dead fiction out there that's the victim of miscasting i guess is the best word. I mean, are you going to have lacy undies in the zombie apocalypse? Is the cute, precocious, loudly chatty child really going to work in a world where the predatory swarm is drawn to loud noises and bright lights? These things may work in regular fics but when you throw them in the zombie apocalypse, not quite. You could have the lacy undies but honesty are they going to look cute and sexy or be jacked up from having to be hand washed an worn almost everyday if you're short on clothes. And the child may start out adorable and chatty but after living in the harshness of zombie peril, would they stay that way or would they learn the quiet equals a measure of safety?

And lets not forget the hygiene issues that are associated with the undead masses overrunning the earth. I don't know if some of these writers are watching the same show I am but there are various elements in the world building of the show that some people seem to be ignoring. It's not even that there is bad writing afoot, just a few stories with elements that seem really out of place or not there at all in the walking dead universe.

Then of course there are the daryl/ofc stories. But that's a post for another day.


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Question: where is the epic Resident Evil/ Walking dead crossover I'm mentally salivating over. To me this is begging to be written. The Umbrella Corporation is evil enough to cross fandoms like awesome badassness.

And we aren't clear on how the zombie apocalypse started in the walking dead'verse. There's potential here, I can't be the only one who's thought of this!

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I've been enjoying the Walking Dead marathons on AMC. I don't like Lori much, mainly because I feel like she's made a lot of bad decisions. I mean, it's the zombie apocalypse if you turned to your husbands best friend for comfort in the wake of the crazy fine; but it seems obvious she didn't ask a lot of questions about her husbands death as we saw in the season one flashback. But not telling Rick about her thing with Shane and not breaking up with Shane cleanly weren't smart in such a small group of people who are pretty much living on top of each other to survive. Avoiding each other is a little tough under these circumstances. I can see she's a tough woman but she's made some questionable decisions, they all have honestly.
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This is just the most glorious piece of music, although I think all of Woodkid's stuff is amazing. I am so buying this album when it comes out.
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The inauguration speech was a lovely, lovely thing. Me and my mom were cheering at certain sections. I love how inclusive he was in touching on so many topics.
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I've been having a Numb3rs marathon this weekend. I didn't watch this show a lot when it was on the air because it crossed another show I liked but goodness this marathon is reminding me of how much I love David Krumholtz as an actor.

I love smart casting on shows and awesome female characterization and this show has both in spades. I also love it when a genius/academic character who has a lot of techy lines is played by an actor with a really good voice; it makes it so much easier for you to intake everything the actor says in a scene.
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There have been some interesting information and conversations about being vegetarian on the internet and it makes me seriously consider starting a food blog. I've been thinking about this for a while and I have a lot of recipes and ideas on how to be veggie without breaking your bank that i think are practical and have been helpful to others veggie and non-veggie. I imagine the blog having recipes, shopping tips and op-eds on some of the things that can arise in being veggie.

I'm still thinking about it but mostly I imagine the blog being a friendly place for people who are veggie but aren't into the whole thing of you HAVE TO convince meat-eaters to change their flesh eating ways. There are a lot of cool blogs that don't do this but I've encountered a few that do and I figure, if i do a food blog, I'd like to be one of the cool ones.


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I've been taking in a lot of holiday recipes lately and trying to figure out what I could fix that would be tasty but not too bad for me. Then I realized that isn't remotely a reality, especially since I love fruitcake. I know I'm probably the only person you've ever met who loves the stuff but I do. The elderly lady who lived down the street from my grandparents when I was a kid made it at Christmas and hers' was the first time I had it and it was great. I don't like booze heavy fruit cake but there are so many different recipes for fruit cake that I have non-alcohol options.

I haven't made fruit cake in a few years so I think I'm going to this year. I got a whole cookbook of fruitcake recipes as a present years ago that I really like so I might make something from that.


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