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*grumble*

Just a heads up that I'm a bit cranky today. Time for some self-indulgent whining.

Was awakened by the doorbell this morning, a full two hours earlier than I planned to get up. (Hey, it's summer. I'm allowed to sleep until noon. And now I hear all my friends singing, "Cry Me a River". Anyway.) I was, of course, in my sleepwear, so I stumbled to the front door and asked who it was without opening it. Maintenance, coming to check on some tiles. I told them to come back in a few minutes, giving me a chance to put on something more presentable than my nightshirt. They never showed up again, so I finally called the leasing office. Gee, turns out the guys had come to the wrong apartment. I let him know that I wasn't at all pleased that they woke me up, but he didn't seem to care. For the best, I suppose, because I'd been meaning to ask them to send someone out to fix my bathroom sink, which won't drain. And now I'm sitting here waiting for another maintenance guy, even though I'd rather grab a shower, take out the trash, go get some lunch, or just sleep.

I'm also frustrated by entertainment expenses! This week I need to buy my Dragon*Con badge for $70 (yeah, I know, should've gotten it months ago), and a Crowded House ticket for $45+insaneticketmastercharges. Then I found out this morning that The Decemberists are playing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain this Friday. While I really want to go, my brain is shouting, "Yikes! Another forty bucks!" Not to mention the lack of reasonable parking options at Chastain, which is otherwise quite marvelous. If I do decide to shell out, any ATL friends want to join me?

Semi-OT: I uploaded some video of Crowded House performing at Live Earth, including my beloved "Weather with You". Easiest to just link to my YT profile. If you missed 'em, you can also find all of Katee's How I Married My High School Crush scenes there. :)

A bit of relief, though: I got the TiVo working again, so it looks like I'll be able to post the BSG preview tonight; if you haven't heard, they're airing a Very Special Promo for "Razor" during the season premiere of "Eureka" tonight at 9pm EDT.

Also on the plus side: my 4-month-old nephew can now appear on Fandom Wank, because he has his very own sockpuppet!

First, the sockpuppet sizes up its prey: an eight-year-old tabby named Queso, and nicknamed "The Poof":



And then it ... MOVES IN FOR THE KILL! Oh no! Poor Queso!



It's actually much cuter once I take it off my hand. The pattern's from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, and I used two skeins of Cascade 220. Started and finished it yesterday, though that's after knitting much of the evening. I figure it's perfect for playing with a teensy little baby. :)



While skimming fic in the alternafandom that I should really ditch, I found five different versions of the phrase, "She let out a breath she didn't realize she'd been holding." Gah. Can we please banish that sentence from ficdom? Yes, I know it's common in RL, and that it's meant to show a certain emotional reaction, but it's way too overused and becoming a cliche. And since I'm in a ranty mood today, I feel like opening this up for some venting and/or discussion: what other phrases should be abolished from fanfic?
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