I love you. Let's gather firewood.

We'll light a fire on the mountain.

The Emmys - opinion post
I've been on vacation and barely online for the last three weeks. So, sorry if I've missed anything important going on in you guys' lives. I'll try to catch up...maybe...hopefully...at some point. Yeah.

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Random Crap
- How did I go my whole life without ever trying almond milk? I tried it yesterday and it blew my mind. It's like dessert, but good for you. I mean I actually had it for dessert last night. I thought it was going to be gross, like soy milk, which I HAAAATE with a passion, but instead it's like the polar opposite of soy milk. It's like milk infused with magic.

- Ugh, I'm jonesing for a Masters Of Sex fanmix so bad. But there's practically zero fandom activity for the show, and it's a really hard show to find fitting songs for.

- I got new glasses yesterday, after having had my old ones for five years or so. I was super excited about them when I picked them out, but once I actually got them I wondered why the heck I picked the ones I did, like, Why did I think I wanted to look like this all the time? I'm still fighting off the buyer's remorse. And trying to comfort myself with the reminder that I can still wear my old ones if I want to.

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Episode 2x03 of Masters Of Sex aired tonight, and having just finished it, I feel like I'm sitting here choking on how good it was. Prickling with how good it was.

There aren't many episodes of television as good as this one out there.

TV Rec

It's smart and it's funny and it's sad and it's gorgeous and it's hot, and Lizzy Caplan and Charlie(good lord that's a typo) MICHAEL Sheen (the leads) are GENIUSES who should win Emmys (even though Sheen wasn't nominated, damn it). Plus, as a feminist I appreciate it because the female characters are awesome and because it explores sexism and male privilege in the 50s, and because well over half the episodes in S1 were written by women and a quarter of them were directed by women and the show has a woman at the helm, which is pretty great in itself. So yeah. I rec it, I rec it hard.

Though don't watch it with your parents or children, unless you/they are completely impervious to graphic sex scenes. You've been warned.

Also, thanks go to badforthefish, whose rec got me watching this.

ETA: Oh, here, see, Buzzfeed knows why you should watch this show! They got this covered.

Okay, ouch. I went to the gym on Monday for the first time in ages, and did some circuit training, which means that I basically worked every puny, neglected muscle group I've got. And then yesterday evening, just as I was starting to get really sore, I suddenly caught cold. So now all my nerves feel three times more sensitive than usual because I'm sick, and meanwhile EVERYTHING HURTS. Pressing the pump on my hand lotion causes me pain right now. I would laugh at myself, but it would hurt too much. Plus my mood has been all over the place, and I inexplicably couldn't sleep a wink last night.

Basically, I've been an absurdly woebegone creature today. I think I'm just gonna curl up, watch an escapist movie, and try not to fall asleep for another couple of hours.

ETA: I just tried to find a picture of a woebegone creature to represent me, and I ended up looking at pictures of cats having baths for twenty minutes. I feel slightly better now; pictures of cats having baths are the best. Poor bedraggled beasts.

Book Meme
Pilfered from like five different people on my flist. I skipped the questions if I didn't understand them, or they were not applicable to me, or my answers were really boring.

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55 - in which there is meta
In which I rant about the whole 'No Homo' shtick, Due South gets unfairly featured in my rant, and there are two somewhat inadvertent vid recsCollapse )

I Was Wrong
I doubt anyone really remembers this or gives a damn, but what the hell...

Trigger warning for extremely vague discussion (closer to a mention) of a well known rape caseCollapse )

I just found out I'm iron deficient. According to my doctor my iron level is about a quarter of what it should be. I'm actually really happy about this, because it's something that can be treated fairly easily. Maybe then I won't have to sleep ten hours a night to feel rested, or wear two sweaters indoors just to feel warm. That would be incredibly nice.

I think one of the curses of being mentally unwell is that you're constantly wondering if you feel like hell because there's actually something wrong with your physical health, or if you feel like hell simply because you're mentally unwell. Like, am I tired all the time because I'm kind of depressed and would actually just like to stay in bed most of the day? Or am I tired all the time because I have an iron deficiency? It can be hard to tell, especially since you're already busy wondering if you're genuinely and unavoidably depressed, or if it's something you could shake off if you were less lazy and self-defeating. So the question ends up being, "Am I tired all the time because I'm lazy and self-defeating, or because I'm genuinely depressed, or a bit of both--like I could be dealing with it a lot better but I actually am genuinely depressed, or maybe I have an iron deficiency, or maybe all three?" And usually somewhere in there you make the barely-conscious decision that you're too lazy, self-defeating, and/or depressed to go to the clinic and have your blood work done.

But I did have my blood work done, finally, and it turns out I have an iron deficiency after all! Hooray!

Side note: Do you realize that if you spell "liver" backwards, it has the word "evil" in it? Or that if you add an 'e' to the end of liver spelled backwards it makes "revile"? I feel the universe is secretly commiserating with me on this. Also, "onion" spelled backwards is "no I no." So basically, liver and onion is an evil dish, and one should refuse to consume it. *nods* Seems like a pretty clear message to me. On the other hand, if I want to wear a t-shirt without shivering, ever again, there is going to be a fair amount of liver in my future. :(

There are a ridiculous number of things I want to do posts about, and yet I don't seem to have the self-discipline to sit down and write about any of them. *sigh* So instead this post will just be a hodgepodge of random crap. Like always.

Just Finished Reading:

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Jerusalem the Golden by Margaret Drabble

They were all solid literary efforts, and I liked all three, though I think Black Swan Green, which started out as my least favorite, was probably the best overall. I questioned almost everything Mitchell did with that book throughout the first half, only to have the second half completely put paid to all my doubts and gripes. Jerusalem the Golden was the one I enjoyed the most, but it felt more like a short story than a novel - as though things had only just got started by the end (which I guess was partially the point, but still).

Currently Reading:

Divisidaro by Michael Ondaatje
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon


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