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a girl in trouble is a temporary thing

Right. Tonight, I need to slush, and I need to write my next column for Subterranean. I would MUCH RATHER go play lit crit games analyzing the names of TV characters over at truepenny's livejournal. But such is life.

Eunice (the little red truck) is home, and my pocketbook is somewhat scarred, but the pain was much ameliorated by the pleasure of driving a vehicle that is quiet and responsive. Although I'm going to have to relearn clutching, as the amount of play in the old slippy clutch was, yanno, about sixteen times what there is in the new tight shiny clutch. On the other hand, I can stop on hills now without rolling back into the guy behind me.

The guy behind me is pleased by this change.

And I only stalled it three times on the way home.

Also, it means that tomorrow I can go to the gym. Yay, gym!

I came home by the back way, because there was construction on the bridge I usually take, and that meant I got to swing through Wethersfield and stop at the tea shop and buy tea. Mainly Teas, the tea shop in the center of Old Wethersfield, is not far from Comstock, Ferre, and Co., which is sort of the world's most yuppie garden supply shop, if you can imagine such a thing. Picture, say, a nursery with no plants and a lot of apothecary desks in it. I have no idea what they sell there, other than seeds and tchochkes. But they have got this conservatory.

Well, I say conservatory. What it is, really, is sort of either the airiest greenhouse ever, with a graveled earthen floor dotted with paving stones, various sand tables with a paltry selection of plants on them (they used to have the giantest pitcher plant evar, but it seems to be gone now), and like, big trellis things that I guess you could grow potted clematis on, if you had a greenhouse/conservatory.

I covet this conservatory.

You all need to buy more books, so I can buy a house with a conservatory attached. And I will espalier dwarf lemon and grapefruit and lime trees up a brick wall on the north side, and plant a climbing fig and and a bouganvillea on a railroad tie arbor, and put a painted iron table in there that I can work at in my silk pajamas.

And I will sip tea and eat sliced pears, embrace the glamourous life of the writer, and think kindly upon you all.

What? It could happen!

...oh right, time to go earn my three cents a word. ;-) Tomorrow is Sunday. Maybe tomorrow I will write fanfic, for I am still on vacation for another five days.

truepenny, who is evil, force-grew a "five things that never happened to Aaron Hotchner" idea in my head the other night.

In other other news, Gordon Lightfoot is an evil evil man.


that evil, evil man....

the poor man has an even eviler teenage daughter.... :-)


Dear woman in silk pants

I am doing my best to increase your wealth by buying your books. It is the fact that the queue of to be read's, also known as The Guilt Stack, is quite high. Near the top is Sir Stross' "Accelerando", which currently has a hefty amount of overdue fines ($34.95 and counting; I should have bought the damn thing). Other works of yours are in this pile, as well as a similar pile at Longfellow Books, local purveyor of way cool books.

I suspect you'd get awfully humid in the conservatory and the cats would be upset at the lack of birds to attack in such greenery. Perhaps you could install a koi pond for them as well? They'd dig that. Maybe some finches as well.

There was a greenhouse like that Nielsen's Garden Center in Darien where I grew up. Humid as my yoga studio and had fish galore in a pond. I loved it. I, too, wanted one. Okay, still do. I'd say buy my books but I'm still writing the first one.

I thought fanfic was for unpublished losers like myself. What gives?

Why is Gordon Lightfoot evil? Did he do something wrong besides write infernal music? And be Canadian?

Re: Dear woman in silk pants

I was thinking cages of finches, actually. A koi pond is a lot of upkeep, though, and I suspect it would be too warm for them.

I dunno. I never wrote fanfic when I was unpublished. It's kind of a new thing. It's nice to write for fun, with the pressure off.

And Mr. Lightfoot is evil because of barre chords.

Re: Dear woman in silk pants

because of barre chords.

ahhh. that's ok then.

I very much like Comstock, Ferre's conservatory. as for the rest of the inside, yes, it is fairly unhelpful to look at. I like the bulb section, though, and once outside plants start flourishing it gets better.

Re: Dear woman in silk pants

We have one on the front and one at the back, courtesy of T's foray into the orchid import business, and a conservatory is indeed a lovesome thing except when your animals decide to apportion territory out between them.

Let's just say I scrub the floor a lot.

There's always a shadow-side.

Re: Dear woman in silk pants

Hee. I can see how that would be problematic.
Oh, nd "a girl in trouble is a temporary thing" is one of my alll time favorite songs. I may have to hunt it down on iTunes and play it all night.

As well as "Demolition Man." I'd give big bills to see Grace Jones circa '83 fight Sting circca '83. She'd kick his coked up ass all over Manhattan.
She's an alien. She still looks exactly the same.
Mainly Teas? I go to church like right across the street from there. Village Pizza gets a lot of business after the service. Before now, I hadn't realized you were so close!
I live in West Hartford.
"You all need to buy more books, so I can buy a house with a conservatory attached."

Doing my part: I bought Hammered, Scardown, and Worldwired today.
Thank you!
Gordon Lightfoot is an evil evil man
So, what are you learning?
Nothing, until I learn some new chords.

I was away for a few days, started my friends' page and read from top to bottom. When i got to the fic about Hotch cleaning out Ried's desk I had to put my computer down, go fetch some tea and scold myself for reading spoilers.... then I read all the comments and was terrified at the easy mood in the responses... I mean- Ried had died!

Finally I found somebody who complimented the idea to write 5 things that never happened to Hotch.

Now I feel much better!


It did say that in the summary....

How far into the show are you?
Elle just got back to active duty. The episode with the boy for sale. (I don't have the number-sorry)

And no, I don't mind the spoilers, I just got a bit of a scare that Ried would have died.... Not the most focused reader obviously...

Hold on to your hat, then. You're about to hit one heck of a stretch of episodes.