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Green Room - Week 22 - Day 3

I had a lot to talk about today, but I've temporarily forgotten all of it! :)

I'm sure I'll remember later and put it in the comments...


OH! I have the first 12 potential topics for Season 10!! That's exciting! (Granted, about half of them were from the "not used" pile from Seasons 6-8. But I really like the new ones. It's still a way off, but I like what I have so far)

That's just one thing I was going to say. If I remember more as I go, I'll insert them. If not, as I said before - it'll be in the comments. :)

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It's been an interesting week work wise. There was a water main break that shut us down early on Monday. They ordered porta potties, but as soon as they realized they wouldn't be in on time, they let us go. Or rather, they told us to leave and OUR bosses mentioned it us two hours after that decision. ;)

Yesterday, it was announced at 9 am that the building was shutting down. They told us at 11:30 that we were leaving at noon.

After making an 2 hour bus ride into work (my ride is about 2 hours and 15 minutes) I got a call telling me the office was closed and to turn around. I was in a "bad neighborhood" at the time, so I waited until I got to the bus depot (also in a bad neighborhood, but there are more people around) a few minutes later to hop off the bus and wait for the next one. (Plus - more options on what bus to take home)

When the bus was in sight, I got a phone call to come in!

The water main is still busted - so no running water/no restrooms. There have been talks that we will find out "in two hours" what is happening today. Which means we will find out a few hours after that. :)

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While I'm waiting around to see what is going to happen next - YOU KNOW! You're going to write your entries and link them over at http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/929542.html

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adoptedwriter
May. 12th, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
Guess that means that your workplace is experiencing it's own unique restroom crisis! LOL

I shopped in Target last night.
I don't get all the big fuss. I used the "regular" ladies' room. They had a "regular" men's plus the "alternate" bathroom. No big deal.
I was more interested in the Starbucks and getting 5% off w my Red Card.


AW
bleodswean
May. 12th, 2016 02:58 pm (UTC)
Too bad you're not taking the hyperloop.
murielle
May. 12th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
What's a hyperloop? We have light rail transit. Is it like that?
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halfshellvenus
May. 12th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
Do you not drive at all? If my regular commute was a 2-hour and 15-minute bus trip, I would definitely drive. I don't have the patience for that-- especially twice a day!

My 35-minute commute gets me grumbly, maybe because I've been doing it for almost 23 years and it hasn't gotten any shorter. I'm good with about 15 minutes. ;)
clauderainsrm
May. 12th, 2016 05:12 pm (UTC)
Nope. Not at all. Even if I had a license though, I still wouldn't have a car. :)

In the morning, I sleep. In the evening - it's about a 30 minute bus ride (plus whatever wait, which varies) until I get picked up downtown. :)
clauderainsrm
May. 12th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
This will either make kathrynrose really happy or piss her off. Either way, it will be fun.

From the very first topic post of LJ Idol, where I was describing "What is this?":

"The only criteria is that it's something about you and your life that you don't mind sharing with the world. You post the entry IN YOUR JOURNAL AS A PUBLIC POST, then you come back here and post a link."

That changed for Season 2. But that was the Season 1 criteria.
lrig_rorrim
May. 12th, 2016 06:14 pm (UTC)
Whoa. That's kind of boggling my brain here. There's no doubt it would be QUITE a stretch to say my stories would qualify, even though I do specifically try to work in things about me into each of them. I wonder what the hell I would do with that directive these days... hrmmm....
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murielle
May. 12th, 2016 05:19 pm (UTC)
I don't think we have a bad neighborhood in this city. The police may feel differently, but I am not aware of one. Now as a child in Scotland there were areas that one didn't go to in Glasgow, and I think even Edinburgh. I have heard that Toronto and Vancouver have...rough areas.

Maybe it has to do with the size of the population...we're at about 1.1 million.
clauderainsrm
May. 12th, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
"Rough areas" in Canada means that there are places where people don't say "Please" when they ask you to pass the maple syrup!
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xo_kizzy_xo
May. 12th, 2016 06:23 pm (UTC)
Apropos of nothing, there is a DEAD SQUIRREL in my backyard at the moment, its life snuffed out by one very "I like to kill small furry things" husky dog.

At least it's not a chicken. Those were his original prey, thanks to the farm a few doors away from where his original family still lives. That's why he's now ours.

Oakley had been eyeing this particular squirrel the past few days. Yesterday he sat under the tree every time he went out back, with the squirrel frozen in position maybe 10 or so feet above his head.

I don't know how he caught it. I was at work when it happened. All I got was a panicked text from SO.

At least he didn't eat it EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

And now I get to dispose of it. Whee.


ETA: I just returned from doing the deed. A spade, two plastic grocery bags, one trash bag. Tied a knot and disposed the stiff remains in the trash can down at the park (we're talking rigor mortis as in "Hey, this would make a great addition to a diorama!")

Edited at 2016-05-12 06:44 pm (UTC)
murielle
May. 12th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I love squirrels! I also love huskies. I'm in major dilemma mode now. ;-)
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swirlsofblue
May. 12th, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yay for season ten topics! Do you have a ball park idea of when season ten will begin? Even if you don't know/don't want to tell us the month, do you have a season in mind? Or whether it will be in 2016 or 2017?

Eep, sounds like a hectic time.
clauderainsrm
May. 12th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Earliest would be Winter 2016. Latest Spring 2017.
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comedychick
May. 13th, 2016 12:30 am (UTC)
There's going to be a season 10? :O (I imagine you've been talking about this, I just haven't been checking the Green Room).

Hello from a former contestant! (circa seasons 6-7). I got a lot out of Idol, and I credit it with kicking me in the pants to write a novel, which I published. Then publishing became a thing, and I followed that up with an anthology, which included a few other Idolers. That anthology was shortlisted for Best Anthology at the 2014 Aurealis Awards. Now I'm in the middle of publishing my second anthology, and I'm crowdfunding the launch to help me pay my writers.

Marked by Scorn, this new anthology, features non-traditional relationships explored in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. It really encapsulates my desire to share diverse stories with characters of different race and sexualities. I'm really excited about this book and I hope, if it sounds like something you'd like to read, you'll go have a look at the campaign to find out more, and maybe buy a copy. The first 20 ebooks are only $4, and 3 of them have already been claimed. Here's the link to check it out.
clauderainsrm
May. 13th, 2016 02:15 am (UTC)
"There's going to be a season 10? :O (I imagine you've been talking about this, I just haven't been checking the Green Room)."

Yep. When I "re-upped" after Season 9 and listened to the people who asked me to not end Idol, I promised a Season 10 and at least one mini-season. This is the mini-season that is happening now.

Beyond that? It's totally up in the air. I'm not going to promise "this is the end" or "this isn't the end" any more, but rather play it by ear. If it's still fun for me, and people keep showing up (that's a huge component, this is LJ after all) , we'll see...
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clauderainsrm
May. 13th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
Season 2 Rules
This was before I came up with the "bye system" or started calling them "Open Topics". Season 2 was also before Green Rooms and when I called them "Assignments" instead of Topics. Those mythos were to start somewhere in Season 2 and be standardized by Season 3.


:"1) If you miss a week's assignment, you are subject to automatic elimination. Why? It's quite simple, I don't want to eliminate someone who submitted something because someone else is popular. It's the great equalizer IMO. If more than one person misses the deadline in a week where there is only one boot (sometimes there will be more, on a pre-determined system that might be tweaked as we go for heightened drama.*g*) then there will be a run-off vote to choose who will be eliminated from the competition.

(2) Some weeks I will choose the topic, other weeks you will be free to post whatever you want.

(3) Voting is open to everyone and yes, it's ok to vote for yourself.

(4) The only limit to the content of your entries is your own imagination. Even during "topic weeks", if you feel like bending it to suit your purpose, do it. Creativity always gets extra points in my book.

(5) The biggest and most important rule though is have fun. Otherwise, why do something like this?
clauderainsrm
May. 13th, 2016 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh hey - Season 2 Week 2 was the first twist/special power: Immunity!
clauderainsrm
May. 13th, 2016 02:32 am (UTC)
Oh, and Weeks were "Rounds"

This is fascinating to see how things evolved. :D
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