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20 October 2014 @ 03:36 pm
Weekend Update!  
So, I had a good weekend.

On Friday, The BFF came down, after having been sick last weekend. We finally caught up on Arrow and The Flash. I am loving Arrow, except for The Thing That Happened, which was completely needless of them. But the rest of this season has been great. There were a couple of Felicity n Roy moments that were surprising and sweet and the Oliver/Felicity stuff had me squealing like a maniac. The Sister and BFF indulged me while I rewound a few times. The Flash is okay, not great, but the combination of my daddy issues and Jesse L Martin’s face/voice/everything will keep me coming back for at least a few more episodes.


Then, on Saturday, my sister had a wedding to go to, so The BFF and I got to spend some quality time together. Not that I don’t love my sister, but it’s nice to get The BFF to myself sometimes. We got my hair cut, which only took like 10 minutes and then, since we were right next to our favorite pretzel place, we went there. We also went to Target and bought All The Halloween Candy, Ever. Usually my sister just picks up two big bags of the assorted cheap stuff, but this year she is on a no sugar diet, so I told her I would take care of it. Our lowest count of trick-or-treaters was around like 50 and our highest has been 200+, so you never know how much you’ll need. But there is a program here in town, that any unopened bags you have after Halloween can be donated to be sent to overseas troops. So I figured, what the heck, and bought two bags of the cheap stuff and three bags of the good stuff. It’s all hidden in my room until Halloween. Then we went home and watched the Harry Potter marathon and spent like two hours talking about HP. After The BFF went home, I spent the evening catching up on TV and setting up my Mom’s new IPad. (I’ll tell you all about that soon).

On Sunday, we took Grandma to the movies. She is 89 and I am 36 and this is the first time I have ever gone to the movies with my grandma. Used to be, when she saw a movie she was interested in, she’d just tell Grandpa, “You’re taking me to that movie,” and he would. But recently she read The Best Of Me and loved it and wanted us to let her know when the movie came out. So when it did, we invited her to go with us. She’s been depressed a lot as of late, so I was surprised she actually ended up coming. Not being a fan of Nicholas Sparks in the least, I was also surprised that I enjoyed the movie and I cried during it and we told Grandma, “Why did you make us come to a sad movie?” while we all wiped our eyes. (I can tell you what part made me cry, if you’re interested, but no one will be surprised by it). Grandma went into a rant about how they had changed so much from the book and, even though the movie was good, it was too different from the book for her. It did have some hotties in it - besides Jimmy Marsden, it had Michelle Monaghan and Gerald McRaney - and those are all people I am highly attracted too. Then after Grandma went home, we gave Mom her new IPad and I called both my brothers and had good long conversations with them - (The Little Brother had called looking for a babysitter and The Canadian Brother had sent me an email wanting to talk about Gotham and Agents of Shield).

Sadly, today The Sister came home early from work with a nasty cold and I woke up in the middle of the night feeling like someone had stripped three layers of skin out of my throat. But aside from getting sick, a pretty nice weekend, all around. How were all of your weekends?
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 20th, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
Except for the sickies, it sounds like you had a WONDERFUL time (even with movie0induced tears), and I'm so glad!

Oh, I JUST BET that helping Mom with her iPad will be a continuing story....

Posted three times yesterday - two are personal and one is the TWD episode commentary. :)
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on October 24th, 2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
Except for the sickies, it sounds like you had a WONDERFUL time (even with movie0induced tears), and I'm so glad!

I am so ashamed I cried over a stupid Nicholas Sparks movie. Dammit. Yes, it was a very good weekend!

Oh, I JUST BET that helping Mom with her iPad will be a continuing story....

Spent another hour with her today, helping her figure out her contacts and Words With Friends (I don't even play Words With Friends, so I had to learn first and then teach her!)

Posted three times yesterday - two are personal and one is the TWD episode commentary. :)

I saw that! I thought to myself, "Wow, VP needs some attention today, what's up?!" ;) Extra free time that day?

Edited at 2014-10-24 08:28 pm (UTC)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 24th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
See? Ongoing electronic access saga....

I posted so many times for a couple of reasons: one, I hadn't posted in much too long; two, the dreams really were weird; and three, TWD always gets its own post!

I also don't especially like the first week after Fall Break in general. Even when I'm having a good year, a break just makes me love staying home more. So there may have been a small need for some positive reinforcement going on.
Shirebound: Sleeping Frodo - Mucun/Reishirebound on October 20th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that you and Sis are both sick. :(
dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on October 24th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that you and Sis are both sick. :(

Sis is doing better, though she says that she isn't actually better, she is just so medicated with Theraflu and the like that she can't feel anything anymore. ;) My throat is like a bazillion times better, but now I have serious sinus drainage and am coughing and it is no good. We are both so disgusting right now.

Thank you, though. I will get better! I am not going to be sick all winter again this year! (I am trying to believe in power of will here.)
phamalamaphamalama on October 21st, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
I went to an orchestra concert on Saturday night.... it was good because Tchaikovsky! I'm glad that you caught up with Arrow, I'm almost caught up to season 3 via Netflix! Only 3 episodes left of season 2 and the first few episodes of season 3! I'm surprised that there wasn't more Oliver/Slade noncon fanfics. Idk I really like Sara Lance's voice for some reason? Do you know what kind of accent that is (area around usa?).
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on October 24th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
I went to an orchestra concert on Saturday night.... it was good because Tchaikovsky!

Ooooh, I bet that was beautiful. I have only seen one orchestra performance but it was incredibly moving. <3

I'm glad that you caught up with Arrow, I'm almost caught up to season 3 via Netflix!

Have you finished S2 yet? The last 3 or 4 eps of that have some stunning turn of events that had me screaming my head off!

I'm surprised that there wasn't more Oliver/Slade noncon fanfics.

It really is set up for it, isn't it? I don't think Oli/Slade is much of a pairing in the fandom - sometimes it really just depends on what type of writer gets into the fandom. Oli/Felicity seems to be the main ship of the show, at least from what I see on Tumblr. I've never looked much at AO3 or other fic sites for Arrow fic though.

Idk I really like Sara Lance's voice for some reason? Do you know what kind of accent that is (area around usa?).

She does have a great voice, among other things! IDK where that accent is from. Most TV actors here in America try to do a Midwestern accent (think the Great Lakes area, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana,) because that is the typical broadcasters accent, it is what most actors learn in acting school. The actress is apparently from California, which doesn't have much of an accent to it. IDK, Quentin always sounds to me like he is from Chicago, but I don't know about Sara.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on October 29th, 2014 06:46 am (UTC)
I am loving Arrow, except for The Thing That Happened, which was completely needless of them.
I thought so, too, at first. But now with Laurel and the jacket and her revenge issues... it makes sense. Still, I don't think it was done with any grace.

I have all the eps of The Flash downloaded but still haven't watched it. I've heard good things, though.

I have bookmarked a whole lot of posts and am going through them in no particular order so I'm not sure what is going on. Have you recovered?

And what did the CB have to say about Gotham? I couldn't make it past 1 1/2 episodes.
dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on October 31st, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
I thought so, too, at first. But now with Laurel and the jacket and her revenge issues... it makes sense. Still, I don't think it was done with any grace.

But at the end of last season, when Sara left, she gave her jacket to Laurel. And I said to The BFF, "Oh look, Sara is gone but Laurel will take up her mantle because she has The Jacket now." They could have just l;eft it like that and still had Laurel decide that she wasn't doing enough for the city, especially once she discovered Oli's secret, and then she could have become Black Canary and they could have left it open for Sara to return later with The League of Assassins! They didn't have to kill her to have the same effect. Is all I'm saying'.

I have all the eps of The Flash downloaded but still haven't watched it. I've heard good things, though.

It is a lighter show than Arrow - Barry has a hell of lot less manpain than Oli, which I find refreshing. It's still getting its feet, but I am liking it. I'm not wow-ed or anything, but it's fun. You def give it a try.

I have bookmarked a whole lot of posts and am going through them in no particular order so I'm not sure what is going on. Have you recovered?

Yes, thank you! Not 100% yet, but def better. The Sis is worse, believe it or not. Mine started as a cough pretty much on day 3 and her's has taken a week to get there. She's cycling through it a lot slower than I did. :(

And what did the CB have to say about Gotham? I couldn't make it past 1 1/2 episodes.

He is loving it. I am kind of shocked, he's not a huge TV person and I can't imagine his wife is watching it with him. But he loves it. I'm sticking with it to the mid-season out of love for Ben McKenzie and Jim Gordon, but I'm not sure I'll stay with it after that. The BFF loves it though and yet can't bring herself to keep watching Shield. She says it's the difference between DC peeps and Marvel peeps - I have always been more of a Marvel girl, since I was a kid. And she has always been more of a DC girl. How we ever became bestie is a mystery! But Shield and Gotham very obvs highlight the differences between those two brands and I guess I'm just not as big of a DC girl as I need to be for this show. I am really excited for the live action Teen Titans show I hear is in the works though - now that's my kind of DC!