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Green Room - Week 23 - Day 6

In the midst of all the bad - something good happened: My belated birthday present!

Cynthia had bought us tickets to the Steelers-Jaguar game in Jacksonville. It was only the second time that I had been to a NFL game, and absolutely loved the experience. (I'll admit, it helped that it was a *win*. :D)

That definitely cheered me up a bit.


Of course, now the weekend is over and the last of those "moments to look forward to" are gone. So we come back to the harsh reality.

Fortunately, I *do* have something to look forward to tonight. I get to eliminate some people! The main competition poll closes at 9pm EDT http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/787328.html

The Last Chance Idol topic deadline/sign-up deadline is ALSO TONIGHT, an hour earlier, at 8pm... http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/787501.html

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What cool thing(s) happened to YOU this weekend?

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mac_arthur_park
Oct. 6th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
First?
medleymisty
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! :)
mac_arthur_park
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:02 pm (UTC)
Yay on getting to see the game, btw!
medleymisty
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
I've had a lot of trouble with my entry.

But considering what happened in Exhibit B, I've taken precautions. I've got the draft saved here on LJ, on the WordPress, and on my Tumblr. I have a smartphone now, which I did not have then, and last night I experimented with it and figured out how to copy and paste a link here if I need to. I will try to keep my battery usage to a minimum at work so it still has plenty of charge when I get home.

I'm getting there though. Got about half of it written. I see from the entries that have already been posted that people had some of the same ideas I did - the subway, and the naval warfare tactic. Luckily the story I went with doesn't use either of those.

If any of you remember her - the main character is Glitterface the Necrofairy again. :)

My company has seasons tickets for the Panthers, and I get to pick a game every year. It is an experience. This year we get to go to the game against the Saints. I imagine we will lose.

Edited at 2014-10-06 02:05 pm (UTC)
ecosopher
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:13 pm (UTC)
What cool things did I do on the weekend?

I FINISHED MY NOVEL.

OK, the first draft. But it's finished! (Until I start the next draft).

It's for this reason that I really decided against LCI. Sorry, Gary, because I know it would just make your day if I played ;P but I just didn't think I had the energy to put into it right now. The last few weeks of working to a deadline really knocked all the stuffing out of me.

Anyway. I read the bit about your bad news, and I'm really sorry. What a right PITA. But yay for the game tickets! Glad it was a cool experience.
n3m3sis43
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.

(now don't be like me and take years and years to write a second draft, because it becomes rather demoralizing to drag it out so long)
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n3m3sis43
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
I jumped out of an airplane! I wrote a Last Chance Idol post!

And I am now frantically scrambling to get work stuff done so I can finish reading all the main Idol entries in time to vote tonight. :)
medleymisty
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Woo! How did the jumping go?
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roina_arwen
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Good morning, GR. Monday again, ugh.

The weekend was sort of cool - I started making (rubber stamping) some Christmas cards. I got 4 made on Sunday, which isn't a lot but then again they are each a unique design. Even though I use pre-formed white cards, the card fronts all have to be cut, layered, stamped, colored, etc. Sometimes I even use embossing powder, which creates a very cool, slightly raised and shiny design. This batch (there will be 6) is for a silent auction that my BFF Minikin is helping with. I will also be making a set of 6 Hanukkah cards, and if I have the time a set of 6 Happy Holiday / Generic Winter Holiday / Yule cards, without the Christmassy overtones of the first batch.

So yeah... the dining room table is now rather filled with my stamping stuff, LOL. (This icon is a card that I made a while back)

Edited at 2014-10-06 02:30 pm (UTC)
dmousey
Oct. 6th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
I admire 'crafty' people. :)

(take that anyway you want to, hehehe)
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bleodswean
Oct. 6th, 2014 02:40 pm (UTC)
My weekend started with an unbelievable frantic Friday afternoon in which we packed our most beloved belongings and the dogs into two trucks because we live in the deep dark woods of a dry NorCal forest and the pot farm hundred year old cabin 1/2 mile down the road caught fire and the flames were going into the canopy of the conifers....And OH MY FUCKING GOD. Three hours of my life that are definitely being taken off my heart. CalFire are angels and three planes, two helicopters, and four water trucks later, they knocked it down. We learned SO MUCH. It took hours to recover. But the phone lines were melted and that's how we get our internet too so the weekend was lost entirely to living "real life".

Then we spent two days with family and I'm drained dry.

And yeah.

Playing catch-up with Idol readings/votings today.

Edited at 2014-10-06 02:41 pm (UTC)
swirlsofblue
Oct. 6th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
Eep, hope everyone is okay?
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furzicle
Oct. 6th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)



Notes to FB post by Hubby: Today was a beautiful summer day in October! Actually, the posted highs in Mission Viejo were 100° on Friday and 100° again yesterday (heat wave). Today might have been a few degrees cooler. However, down at the ocean it was just perfect, in the upper 70s, sun shining and water great. Since Julie has been swimming regularly in the local community pool for about six months, it was time for the ocean for her too! So today, Julie went for her first ocean swim. First with wetsuit and fins. Out to the second buoy. Then in to take off wetsuit and fins! Then, exceeding expectations, out to the first buoy, left along the buoy line to the next two buoys, then back to the first and in! Slow but steady with breaks. It was a great celebration of the one-year anniversay of the MRI that led to her surgery. And iced caffè mocha afterwards. —

Edit: probably close to 1/2 mile.
medleymisty
Oct. 6th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!
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i_love_freddie
Oct. 6th, 2014 04:34 pm (UTC)
Nothing good. I am depressed, feel ill and don't think I have really got much in the way of an entry.
roina_arwen
Oct. 6th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* Sorry you're feeling depressed.
beeker121
Oct. 6th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
I ran a 10k race on Saturday that is really more of a hike, there's a 1469' elevation gain/loss on the course. But from the tip top of the hills you could turn and see across the bay from SF down to San Mateo and it was stunning. Hot, sweaty, and exhausting, but stunning.

Then we went out for cheeseburgers and a movie.
halfshellvenus
Oct. 6th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
Even though it was a bye week, I was able to read and vote on all the entries! (ETA: they were SO good. There were only about 5 in the main group I didn't vote for, and it was one of those weeks where I thought, well, other people's votes will be more decisive. But I can't not vote for the ones I love-- some weeks are just like that).

Got my biking in (not windy, for a change!) and did some yardwork... this always leads me to see how much more yardwork there IS. Argh.

I did some more LEGO Star Wars processsing of my son's stuff, for future sale. Then, we watched the LEGO movie! That movie is much more fun, I think, if you're familiar with the various auxiliary LEGO pieces. All of the "fire" moments use the LEGO flame piece, all of the water is tides of 1x1 bricks (and smoke is poofs of them), and the villain's headgear includes... two red LEGO coffee cups. ;)

It did make me covet random LEGO minifigures, just because they exist. I need Lizardman! Also, LEGO Batman is as adorable as ever-- chubby and pointy! There's a Minotaur I covet (from a coworker's desk display) too, but I didn't see him in the movie...

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dmousey
Oct. 6th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
I spent my weekend doing errands, taking care of my hubby who has MS, visiting and dinner with my MIL who turned 85 and is failing.( I help her too) and tweaking editing a piece for LCI, which was a good thing since my 'darkside' is tanking, here, in the redmption tribe. I believe that's called hedging my bet? LOL. I'm just not ready to stop playing, :-) and learning.

uncawes
Oct. 6th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Holiday weekend things
It was Labour Day weekend here, and I worked the weekend. That's OK, it pays well.
But more importantly than that, it was Grand Final weekend in the football.
After a 43 year drought, my beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs won their 21st premiership. I was 12 last time they won, and I'm not ashamed to say I cried. A lot.
So that was the highlight of my weekend. Maybe of my whole year, or even longer
waltzmatildah
Oct. 7th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Oh, a Rabbitohs fan!! I'm an AFL girl (actually, I'm a cricket girl, but of the footy codes, it's AFL) so I wasn't that into the NRL final, but I'd heard it had been a gazillion years since they last won, so I was hoping they'd get up. Must be a pretty awesome time to be a supporter!! Yay!
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reckless_blues
Oct. 6th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
I sat around.

*laaaaazes*

That and I watched The Maze Runner and wrote a film review for a website I started writing for. It isn't up yet. (The movie was okay, I guess.)
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