Posted on 20.04.2013 at 10:58
Arastoo (Pej Vahdat) rebukes Finn (Luke Kleintank) for assuming Arastoo is upset because he is Muslim, too.
“This was not the work of religion. It was arrogance. It was hypocrisy. It was hate. Those horrible men who hijacked those planes hijacked my religion that day, too. They insulted my God. So no, this isn’t too difficult. It’s a privilege to be able to serve this victim, to show him the care and love that was so absent that day,” Arastoo says.
“Thank you. I’m sorry. And thank you for taking the time to set me straight,” Finn replies.
“Yeah, that was awesome, dude,” Fisher (Joel David Moore) adds, for a bit of levity.
Posted on 16.04.2013 at 15:53
Placings: Under cat
In the wake of the 07/07 bombings in London, how quickly [Unknown LJ tag]
was flooded with people's experiences & jokes. There's nothing like that ths time. Stories of horror & heroism, yes. Community pulling together, yes. Maybe I'm weird, but I kinda wish I was seeing more of the black humour and we-will-go-on attitude
July 7 MQ: http://metaquotes.livejournal.com/2005/07/07/
July 8 MQ: http://metaquotes.livejournal.com/2005/07/08/
I can't seem to find the entry in question, had to google to find the Tea, Dammit quote
"When the news reporter said "Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing out blankets and cups of tea" I just smiled. It's like yes. That's Britain for you. Tea solves everything. You're a bit cold? Tea. Your boyfriend has just left you? Tea. You've just been told you've got cancer? Tea. Coordinated terrorist attack on the transport network bringing the city to a grinding halt? TEA DAMMIT! And if it's really serious, they may bring out the coffee. The Americans have their alert raised to red, we break out the coffee. That's for situations more serious than this of course. Like another England penalty shoot-out."
Posted on 02.03.2013 at 15:14
Placings: at the beach
Hearings: David Bowie's new album streaming through iTunes
Okay, story time. Some people may not be aware, but I first moved in with my husband after we had been together a mere two weeks. This was not because we were madly in love (although he wasn't far away from admitting he was falling in love with me, and not long after I admitted the feeling was mutual). It was because I had some housing issues arise, and while our relationship was new, I trusted that I could stay with him however briefly until I could land on my feet. This also means that in the beginning of our relationship, Alan was initially reluctant to have me help with the bills, cooking, or other chores, not because he didn't think I wasn't capable of contributing, but because he wasn't sure how long our relationship would last. I think it might have been around the five-month mark, when he also told me if we made 3 years he'd look at making it legal, that he sort of figured out that our relationship was pretty damn stable, happy, and there was no need for me to go anywhere.
By then, since we both worked, we were splitting the bills, cooking, and other chores. However, when he got the job that required us to move, I ended up giving up my job, and became a housewife, or, as I call it, a Domestic Goddess. Since he's the one working full-time, it makes sense that I do most of the chores and cooking while he covers the bills. That doesn't mean he doesn't help out around the house, or stopped cooking, but it's largely my domain now, and if I go back to working we'll go back to splitting like we did. Anyway, there's a reason I bring this all up. See, the last few months I've been pretty slack on one of my chores, because it's become such an awful job. Vacuuming.
Our vacuum sucked. Or rather, it DIDN'T suck. Which meant I run it over the same piece of floor ten times & still could see visible dirt. Lord knows how much dirt I wasn't even coming close to picking up. Or cat hair. Or my hair. Bear in mind the rooms in our house are huge, and even if Joe & Kayla are responsible for keeping downstairs clean & tidy, I still have five large rooms & a hallway to vacuum. And I hadn't been doing it regularly since our vacuum was so awful.
But yesterday, Alan was convinced to spend a little more cash than he ever would have on a new vacuum. And maybe it's silly and so horribly domestic of me to be so excited by a new vacuum cleaner, but... IT DOES THE JOB. Alan had a small try of it last night and even he was willing to admit it was worth it to shell out that extra dosh instead of settling for something cheaper that probably wouldn't do the same job as well and I would come to hate as much as the old cleaner. What we bought is a Hoover Cyclonic Bagless Vacuum Cleaner with Powerhead. I had to empty it after finishing each room because it picked up so much dirt, fur & hair, but the difference in clean is so visible. And I don't feel exhausted because I didn't have to cover the same piece of floor ten times. We'd moved a rug out of our lounge into a spare bedroom because it attracted so much fur & hair and never got clean, and the new cleaner just lifted it all off.
So, whoever does the vacuuming in your household, I really, really recommend spending a goodly sum on a decent vacuum with a powerhead. And make sure you find out where all the filters and everything are and be sure to clean your vacuum out after each time you use it, because it can't do it's job properly if you don't keep maintaining it. At the end of doing the chores you can look around the house, and see how clean it is, and feel that sense of satisfaction of a job well done, of being house-proud because it's genuinely tidy.
Posted on 23.02.2013 at 09:17
So each week I try to remember to check out the iTunes iBooks store to see what the free book of the week is. I don't always grab them because they are invariably romances, and okay I like the occasional romance but wish they would cover some other genres as well...
Anyway, this week is another romance and there is no way in hell I'm dloading a book where the male lead's name is Ian McFarland. Just...no.
Posted on 27.01.2013 at 15:21
So I may have discovered some eye candy... ( picspam ahoyCollapse )
Posted on 19.01.2013 at 15:54
Placings: The couch
Hearings: All quiet
Hmmm. Have been asked/challeneged/invited to sign up for the Daniel/Vala Month of Love
thing. Which is kinda sorta tempting since I am aiming to get back into writing fanfic. Not sure what I'd write, though.
Posted on 13.01.2013 at 13:51
Placings: the beach
Naturally, when I read over twitter that Neil Gaiman's beloved white German Shepherd, Cabal, had passed, my heart went out to him. I have been reading Neil's blog over the years and I can remember the entries of his discovery and eventual adoption of Cabal. So of course I had to read his blog entry about Cabal's death (here
) & follow it up with Amanda Palmer's blog (here
). And one comment in particular on her blog stood out to me, that is just so, so true:
TheWOL • an hour ago
They come into your life, and take it over, quietly, while you're not paying attention, and fill it full of the most amazing things, which you only discover in bits and pieces and moments and hours, and never realize just how full of wonderfulness your life is until one day they have to leave you. All of a sudden, your life is this huge empty airplane hanger that's full of darkness and echoes. But pay attention, because on their way into forever, they've whispered to the world to send you another one, not to take their place, because that's not possible. But another one will find you, because you need them, and they need you.
Posted on 10.01.2013 at 11:57
Hearings: Britney Spears - Hold it Against Me
So, I finally got around to setting up an account on AO3. Several reasons for doing this, including cross-posting fanfic that had originally been posted on lj or my ff.net account (hey, once upon a time ff.net was the best multi-fandom archive available). Another reason is that I'm sort of hoping that having an account will inspire me to actually get back into writing fanfic. I never really wrote long pieces or anything, but I've lost track of a lot of the fandom circles... I'm not on tumblr and lj is becoming a dried out husk, and although I have a dreamwidth, it seems, idk, like I have an audience of none. So, if I want people to actually read my stuff, I need to step out of my little shadowed corner.
The idea is to get back into writing instead of just living in my head and daydreaming the hell out of things. Not a NY resolution by any means, just, something I'd like to do.
Posted on 12.12.2012 at 16:02
Author: _xanthia aka HanaXans
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Characters: Baal, Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Vala Mal Doran
Summary: Obligatory Christmas mistletoe kiss that has been begging to be written for over a year. ( Snow engulfed the world...Collapse )