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More Angel props are up at eBay, including Wesley's tea set. I collect Blue Willow, so I've always noticed the set, and now that I can look at the picture closely, I figure the prop folks had as much trouble finding a vintage tea pot as I did -- that's a brand-new Churchill (microwave safe!) stoneware pot; the saucers likewise are from the new Churchill set; the cups may be Churchill, but I can't tell for sure. Some of them look older. The creamer is VERY old, with an old pattern and the color is off the rest of the set. I guess they weren't kidding about the budget, if they didn't think Wesley could actually have a matching tea set, or something.

They're also auctioning off one of Spike's shirts (from Out Of My Mind), which Spike fans apparently think is ugly, but I think is totally awesome. The pattern is very Western, I guess. I wear Roper shirts with Aztec patterns, so there it is.

I only caught pieces of the news today, and it was all desperately depressing. A woman babysitting her niece left said child in her carseat in the back seat of the car this morning, having "forgotten" her--it got to 115 today. Child died, woman arrested for negligent homicide. A family home burned to the ground and while all the people got out, several of the family cats were killed (the firemen were showing two of the teeny, weeny kittens they'd saved; I assume there was a mommy cat and litter within--they were vague about the details); also, the family dog is missing. I hate hearing about the demise of animals. Bush stands by his "anyone who leaks information will be fired" comment, but apparently, according to the administration, Rove isn't under investigation for anything. *very heavy sigh*

I feel bloated and fat, although the scale says I'm still maintaining. My pants are all tight. It better be hormones, that's all I'll say about it. I want this shirt. I don't know if I should spend the money right now, though. At least my truck passed emissions this afternoon.

Poignant television moment which has been running non-stop through my head for the past several days: John Crichton, face full of hope and adoration, is waiting at the steps from Talyn's transport pod. He welcomes Rygel back, and even Crais, and then his whole being lights up from within when Aeryn appears. "Well, there's a familiar face." She looks at him with a weird coldness and says, "Hello, John," then passes him by without another word.

Just that "Hello, John." I keep hearing it. Damn, FarScape rocks like a rocking thing.

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nutmeg3
Jul. 13th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
That's one of my favorite FS moments. So poignant - and I understand where both of them are coming from and feel their pain, and can't think of a single thing to do to make it better.

Great shirt - and I couldn't wear it even in my skinniest dreams. *sigh*
wildrider
Jul. 13th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
I just struck right at the heart. Awesome moment.

I still have to go for XL when it comes to womens' wear (mostly); I'm down to men's small across the board, but womens' sizes are SO STUPID. Stuff from Target I can wear S and M; t-shirts ditto. Fancy dress shirts? L or XL.

It's just weird.
nutmeg3
Jul. 13th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm short, short-waisted and broad-hipped (and reasonably busty, I guess), plus I'm...round, so finding clothes is a challenge. I pretty much always do better with separates.
wildrider
Jul. 14th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
I've been overweight for most of my life, and for many years had the idea that I was pretty enormous -- then I started with the exercise program. Apparently, I'm actually pretty tiny under all that fat. I'm just still tipping the scales at 170, so I know exercise puts things in the right place (last time I could fit into a size 10, I weighed about 130--either exercise does good things to one's figure, or they've REALLY changed the sizing...).
nutmeg3
Jul. 15th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
It's probably a combination of both. Of course, if I ever exercised I might actually be able to test that theory.
wildrider
Jul. 15th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
I have that love/hate relationship with exercise. I hate doing it, but I really do love what it does for me. :) (Especially since I have real trouble with changing my eating habits.)
nutmeg3
Jul. 17th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
I hate exercise (unless it's something like mucking out stalls, or maybe hiking on a nice day), but I've really got to at least get back on the treadmill, because I've changed my eating habits to a degree, but not consistently and certainly not enough to make enough of a difference.
wildrider
Jul. 17th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
The drought has kept me out of the mountains for many years, so it's a "thigh trainer" (smaller than a treadmill, about the same diff for cardio) and small weights, and some yoga for me. We used to hike quite a bit, though.
nutmeg3
Jul. 18th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
I forgot about yoga. I'm not very good at it at all, but I enjoy it. I have a tape I do when I'm in an exercising phase. Also, I love riding, though it's hardly a full body workout.
wildrider
Jul. 18th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not very good at it, either, but when I do several vinyasa in a row, I can feel it in all those important muscles. :)

Riding is good for your legs, at least.
nutmeg3
Jul. 19th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
You're already better at yoga than I am, because you actually know the name of some exotic pose or other. *g*
wildrider
Jul. 19th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)
It's only 'cause I learned initial poses from a book, which called all poses/movements a "vinyasa." :)

nutmeg3
Jul. 20th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
Now I've learned something I can use to impress people. Kewl!
sillymagpie
Jul. 14th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
Even when I'm a reasonable weight, I do better with separates. I have broad shoulders and a large bust as well as broad hips, and the size of the tops don't always match the size of the bottoms. I tend to do better with European-cut clothing when I run across it. They tend to be made with the expectation that a woman will have boobs and a butt. ;-)
nutmeg3
Jul. 15th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
I didn't know that! Where do you find Euro-sized clothes? Seeing as I have both boobs and butt (and belly, sadly), they might work well for me.
sillymagpie
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
I have run into them very rarely. Once was in a dress shop my mom frequented. I was actually fairly thin then, and I got the best cut two-piece dress I ever had in my life. I still miss that dress, which has gone the way of all things.

Gitano jeans seem to be European cut in that they expect a woman to have a butt. (Their company is in Italy, I think.)

I'm afraid I don't know any specific place that sells them, but if I do, I'll be happy, I tell you.

sillymagpie
Jul. 13th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
Poor Wes. Well, he worked for Angel Investigations and was poor, y'know.
;-)

Another heat death. I keep saying, they need to make two devices with keychain style locks: the main one, for Mommy, receives a signal emmitted constantly (or every few seconds) by the Baby device. It should be a signal that interrupts if the devices are more than a few feet apart. If for any reason the Baby signal does not reach the Mommy device, then the Mommy device should emit a loud and obnoxious sound. It should be made of material that can withstand temperatures of 150°F or hotter. It can't be that hard: I have a Oregon Scientific clock/thermometer with a remote sensor that only works within 30 feet. Okay, it updates the temperature on the main device, but in principle, it's not so different. I just don't know who to say this to. :/

That's a nice shirt, but a different look for you, since you usually like to wear your shirts tucked in.
wildrider
Jul. 13th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
I keep telling you to take those ideas to a patent office! :) Even if you don't have a prototype, once you have the patent, you can find the engineer to make it for you.

I don't tuck in most of the girly shirts I've picked up in the last year or so (many are too short to tuck), but you don't see those too often 'cause I wear 'em to the office. :)

I went through the tails-out Americana look when I first dropped the weight, but that was when I was in word processing and could wear two shirts in the office comfortably because it was a lot colder there...
sillymagpie
Jul. 14th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
I keep telling you to take those ideas to a patent office! :) Even if you don't have a prototype, once you have the patent, you can find the engineer to make it for you.

I think in order to get a patent you need a detailed plan of how to make what you're describing.
sillymagpie
Jul. 13th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
Angel Auction
I think it'd be fun to have the stunt stake. :-)
wildrider
Jul. 13th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Angel Auction
There were a couple things I'd wished I'd had the money to bid on...
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