Hello siblings! I'm just in time for the new house! Oh I love new houses! Redecorating! I can't believe we have room for a boat dock and roller rink! And a nice workspace so we can telecommute. Does the elephant have her own room? Esme must have helped design this house! Well, I will contribute some oldies but goodies:We need a chaise for naps on the front porchA dining table and some nice tablewareSnacks (heh heh) oh sometimes a popsicle is just a popsicle, peopleSomething to hold up that wall in the back ... oh perfectBookshelves! Where else can we hold all the copies of the Saga? With our own shelving assistantA day is not complete without a smile
I did follow ComicCon (my that was fun, aside from the sadness with Gisella) and the TCAs just slightly. CC12 was great! Great panels, pix, interviews. I still haven't seen all the Josh H interviews but I'm working on it. I can't get my mind off the 5 girls holding Rob's TCA award and wondering how they will share it. Forever walk around with it together?
I was just as unpleasently surprised as Sean to see the famous pic of Kris' bouncing girls on the cover of some rag (Star?) at the store this week with a caption about a "shocking boob job." My goodness, at least we were thinking nice things on FB! I don't think she's been out of the public eye long enough to have had a boob job, has she? Total fabrication.
Very exciting to hear of the LondonHHCon and NashvilleHHCon. Amy, Joyce, and I and hopefully Lulu are planning a SouthwestHHCon in Phoenix for November also! We're hoping to find a theatre running an all day marathon of all 4 movies, then the midnight show. Of course, if I hit the lottery sufficiently big between now and then, my fantasy is to get us all together in LA for the premiere! Cross your fingers, but don't hold your breath!
And I have been working on a Comprehensive Theory of Vampire Physiology for the Gutter thread. If I can keep my eyes open, I'll post it there in a bit. Check it out, if you want, and let me know what you think. Y'all are smart. Is there something I forgot?
And I almost forgot! I won't be getting a tatt for HHCon (
, I know) but I did get the flowers of the Meadow painted on my arm tonight, with sparkles. It's washed now, but I have pix.Amy
- Summer's hard on all of us for posting, but it sounds like you are investing your time well in your family. 30s are much better than 20s, you are more sure of yourself, confident, but still young and energetic. I'll get back to you on the 40s but so far, so good. I can't see the link our sleeping item - what is our cuddle object? Love!Ann Marie
- I'm so distressed that things have been so hard for you since you returned. It's so hard for me to reconcile such sadness with the giggly girl you were in Chicago! It's extra difficult to keep your mind off negative thoughts when you don't have enough things to do. Do you keep a list of the things that make you feel better, beyond cutting yourself and Robcrack? Going out with a friend, calling a friend, going for a walk - what else is helpful? Listening to music (I used to listen to Depeche Mode - made me laugh cause it was SO depressing.) E-hugs? Big hugs to you, brave girl!Caryn
- Yep, I sneak in to check things out! Gotta lurk sometimes to keep up. Thanks for those lovely new shots of Rob you brought for decoration! Yes, although my niece does ok financially in her work waiting tables and enjoys the sun and surf, I always hear a lot of complaints about how expensive everything is. Most stuff has to be shipped from the mainland. Band camp in Tucson is STINKIN HOT, is what it is. One year one of the twirlers put oil on her shoulders to tan and got a second degree burn before the day was over. Ow! I sympathize with you on the overdeveloped sense of responsibility that makes me do more than I have time for. Well, the world is better for having your extra time.Christina
- ooh, flooded car, been there. Did it flood in the passenger compartment or the engine compartment? My car flooded in the passenger compartment years ago, and was never the same. I'm glad you are ok!Ginnie
- Hugs! Hope you are enjoying your new work and eager to hear about it. I've often fantasized about working as an editor. What's it really like?Lynne
- Hope you are feeling better now! I'm glad the Fictionators site worked for you! They are my current go-to rec site, because they are so friendly and chatty and post fic info in such useful ways. I know ff hasn't been too much of your thing for reading, but I'm really still very dependent on it. It sounds like Little Man's birthday went very well despite all your stresses. I love Legos - played with them into my teens. Always jealous that my brother got more than I did. When I heard about the visual valentine I couldn't imagine what it was, but a montage for the final scene with Bella lowering her shield would be really nice. So would a flash forward. Getting excited!Marielle
- I married at 26 and had my first kid at 29. Do you consider that marrying young? It's more average for here. But yes, marriage still has intrinsic value in the US, although most people who marry plan on having kids at some point, I think. Love your new avatar. Smiling Rob makes my heart go pitter-patter! I hope you are feeling better. Something is definitely going on with so many sisters being so upset!Sean
- Sounds like you are settling into your new job, where it seems to be very up and down with how much work they have for you. Some jobs are like that. Do you like the ups and downs, do you think, or would you rather have a steady pace?Songbird
- I'm glad to hear that your brother has weathered the fires in good health. Your dishwasher problems remind me of a laundry machine problem we had in our old house, with seepage going under the linoleum (less expensive to fix) and into the walls (hideously expensive to fix). Dreadful stuff. Your hubby reminds me of a series of tweets by KalebNation lately, pics of his growing pile of dirty dishes crammed into his sink and his efforts to make them go away without actually washing them.Susie
- I thought it was so funny that you congratulated me on more regular posting right after I got too busy to post! You are very clever to settle right away with your boss that you will absolutely not be working Nov 15. I wonder how many people across the country are saying that this fall! I will have to make sure I remember!Suzan
- My three 7 year old girls have been taking Modern dance this summer at the local parks and recreation center (like a community sports center maybe? Not private, supported by public money) and enjoying it. They want to continue with dance and add cheerleading in the fall ... which I guess I'm ok with. I never did cheer, or poms. But if gymnastics and dance are sports than cheer must be too. Thank you for asking about my latest fanfic! I' very sure now that I will finish it, so I'll talk about it. It is already quite long. It is EPOV from Eclipse, focusing on Edward's decision to back off and let Bella make her own decisions. It has small bits from the time leading up to the hunt/sleepover, but the focus of it, and what I'm hammering out now, is the hunt. My inspiration for it is Jacob's line, "when did you decide to be the very patient good guy?' and also my frustration that people think Edward was acting out of weakness in Eclipse, because I think he was very strong. I hope I can get that across. I plan to finish with his return to Bella. So glad you enjoyed Sempre! I had much the same reaction. The author does have her own website and she does seem to be planning a sequel or possibly a trilogy, so more to come!Tonise
- Thank you for the writing support! I hope you are lounging by the beach in the shade, napping as needed, and working on your fic.Tracy
- Thank you for reminding me about the real and deadly dangers of alcohol use. It's tragic to me anytime someone dies of a drug overdose, regardless of fault. I will remind my niece if anything gets out of hand.Amy, Caryn, and Lynne
: Drop. Your. Sword. Have a seat.
And for anyone I forgot: I love you, but I'm a moderately scatterbrained person.