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I am a whiney bitch

I haven't posted since Friday since I felt all unloved when hardly anyone posted on my self-pitying whining from same. Feel free to bitch-slap me.

My arm feels quite a bit better. I was 163 pounds this morning, even after eating like a big ol' sweet-eating piglet on Sunday. Go fig.

It's raining in Phoenix. Whoo hoo. It's supposed to rain all week, which would be awesome. We shall see.

Saturday night I cooked the first thing I've ever attempted out of Julia Child's cookbook, Poulet au Porto, roast chicken with port, cream, and mushrooms. It came out very well and I was VERY pleased with myself. Then tonight I made Thai hot soup, with mixed seafood rather than just shrimp and squid. Also came out well, despite the fact that I had no fresh lemon grass or garlic. She can follow recipes.

The Dr. Who book I'm reading currently ("The Slitheen Excursion") is one of the better ones -- sharp writing, good characters, nice little time travel story... but man, it stands as one of the best examples of "PLEASE go back to human editors!" I've seen in a while. All manner of little things which are spelled right, but are wrong -- you're/your, there/their, tale/tail (and believe me, when the merman alien moves toward you on his TALE, it stands out), etc. I guess not even the BBC can afford anything but a spell checker these days. It's not like these books are tough reads.

I realized this weekend I AM reading fanfic. Go forth, Dr. Who fans, and read all of the Doctor stories here; I haven't read his Roman stories, but since it's been a few weeks since he last updated, I might have to, because I LOVE his comic. Read, enjoy, support!

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ljs
Jan. 19th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Hugs and stuff!
wildrider
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
{hugs!}
typographer
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Friday's was whiny? Well, I suppose. Compared to certain excrement I was up to my neck in at another part of the intarwebs all week, it seemed almost cheerful.

I didn't mean to ignore your woe. :(
wildrider
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
As I said, I am worthy of the ignore. :-)

I don't always comment to other people, so I have absolutely NO right to be whiney!
manoah
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Sorry I missed the whiny post. I've been having a whiny weekend, so there is that. Hope your woe is mo' betta.

I watched the first part of The End of Time today. So as far as I'm concerned, 10 is still the Doctor. *sticks fingers in ears* lalalalalala I can't hear you!

;)
wildrider
Jan. 19th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
*laugh* Definitely mo' betta.

I'm a Doctor Who fan. All Doctors are good (my favorite tends to be the one I'm watching currently, with Ten having a slight edge because he looks like Sean Patrick).

manoah
Jan. 19th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
I have a thing for tall, skinny men. Don't judge me! ;)
wildrider
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Oh, not at all. I'm also a Dwight Yoakam and a Mike Nesmith fan (although for me it might have something to do with sideburns...).
manoah
Jan. 20th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
Heh! Two of my favorites. I remember seeing Dwight in concert in Tucson...mmmmm, tasty. I was so disappointed when I saw a "Monkees" reunion tour show and Mike wasn't in it. *sigh*

And probably why I like 'Joe' better than 'Ranger' in the 'Stephanie Plum' novels. He's a long, tall drink of water.

I was rather freaked out when I realized how short JM was. He's about 5 inches shorter than what I usually go for. George Strait too. I have a friend who is a George Strait fan that told me, "They're all the same size when they lie down."

;)

Edited at 2010-01-20 06:01 am (UTC)
wildrider
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
I've seen Dwight all over the place (twice in Tucson); I managed to get to a couple of Vegas shows and Laughlin as well as the local ones on his 2000 - 2003 tours. Also got to see Mike with the boys at that big 20th Anniversary show in Los Angeles (all them years ago!).

I've never seen Strait live; and I guess the last time I saw him on a stage on TV he was standing next to Alan Jackson, who makes almost everyone look short (except maybe Trace Adkins).

I think the only shorty on my list is Dale Watson; he's only about an inch taller than me, but he has such a big voice he makes up for it!
cornerofmadness
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
must be raining everywhere at this point....

that recipe sounds damn good
wildrider
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
I think so, unless it's snowing (as it is in the north and south parts of the state, where the mountains are).

The chicken? Oh, yeah. Labor intensive, but GOOD!
framefolly
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
That chicken was _heavenly_.

*hugs* for Friday.

Not actually back on LJ, just making a procrastination stop. Going to back out sneakily again now...
wildrider
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Yay!

You'll get there!
nutmeg3
Jan. 19th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
I'm not sure lj showed me that post. Hmmmmm. But anyway...::hugs::

PS - That chicken recipe sounds delicious. Not low-cal, but definitely delicious.
wildrider
Jan. 20th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Aw, cute li'l Scottish fold kitteh...

Definitely not low-cal. But then, Julia Child. (Just make sure to have a lot of butter on hand!)
sillymagpie
Jan. 21st, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
The food was very yummy. Nom!

Yesterday it took me forever to get home in that rainstorm. Today one of the geotech guys was speculating on whether or not the coming storms will take out some compromised dams that have been in need of refurbishing for roughly forever.

So far, Dickens isn't whining any more than usual now that I've replaced his gravity feeder with dry food in a dish. We shall see.
wildrider
Jan. 21st, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
I wonder which of the dams will go first...

Poor Dickens, all upset by his routine changing! Cairo got over it, but he does whine a little when the bowl is empty.
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