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If I Had Won That Jackpot

I would buy this house, just for the coolness factor.

Some time last week I started to feel off -- that melancholy that I don't know where it comes from nor why I should be sad, but for days I just didn't like much of anything and couldn't have cared less about much, except whenever I perceived some imagined slight I'd start tearing up or get unreasonably mad about nothing in particular. As I dislike myself when I'm this way, I tried to suppress it and kept on swimming. Then, yesterday, like someone pulled a switch... it was gone, and I was myself again.

Hormones are weird.

But it's good timing -- they just said on the news that today is "National Happiness Day."

It's drying out, so today's 106 actually feels like a comfortable, dry 106 (in other words, nice -- especially after the arctic freezer they call my office). But the monsoon season is not over, so it'll be a few days of this until it gets hot enough to kick off another round of storms (from which I can hope and pray we get some rain again in the center of Phoenix).

FINALLY: Adopt one today!

And I can thank cornerofmadness for this beauty: Adopt one today!

And one more: Adopt one today!

For other fans of Doctor Two and Jamie, Frazier Hines tweeted the other day he's just released his new spoken-word album. I loved the description of the disc:


Also available is a brand new CD audio reading by Frazer, of a story called The Piper's Lament written by David J Howe. This is not a Doctor Who audio, but the story of the early life of a Scottish Highlander, who has forgotten his name, and who has a blank patch in his life that he cannot account for. It combines Frazer's reading talents with some excellent sound design and production from Robin Good to create a moving and evocative tale of love and loss.

"Not a Doctor Who audio," but oddly the story of how Jamie left the Doctor was the Time Lords took his memory away and dropped him back on the Highlands where he'd come from. NICE. (The Time Lords were NOT nice people.)

ThinkGeek has TARDIS rugs. My wife wouldn't let me put it down. She's barely tolerating the TARDIS towel and cookie jar. I think she wants us to be adults or something. I could hang it on a wall...

Yesterday's "Girl Genius" has one of my favorite panels in the comic EVER. I laughed my ass off when I saw it. (Last one, on the right.)

More cool archeology.

I gotta try and remember how I made my emoticons here. I keep thinking I need to change 'em, but it's been too long since I did it...


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Aug. 9th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
I like the Ferris Bueller house despite, not because of, the film! ;)

But I'm very glad you're feeling better. [hugs]
Aug. 9th, 2013 01:31 am (UTC)
It's a movie I've loved for decades!

Thanks! {hugs back!}
Aug. 9th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Oh man... I'm so tempted by that rug!! (She doesn't want to put a TARDIS rug out in your house? What kind of fan is she!?! ;-)

As it is, we'll eventually be ordering one of the TARDIS decals to put on the door into the Library.

That is pretty funny about Frazier Hines newest album, because yeah... that really is Jamie's story. And right there with you on the Time Lords. I could always totally understand why The Doctor went roaming... they're a ruthless bunch (which sometimes shows through in his behavior, too).

I need to remember to check out Girl Genius.
Aug. 9th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
I want the rug DESPERATELY. I don't know, it's just this look she gets -- I think she's a fan but not a DEMONSTRATIVE one. :)

I think she wants our home to be Classy. And is constantly thwarted by my geek-redneck aesthetics. :)

Like I said, I'd love to hear it, anyway; I suppose they had to say it WASN'T a Doctor Who story so they wouldn't have to get rights and pay royalties, but, seriously.
Aug. 9th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
I go through moments like that... and I think the stuff we've got in the main living room area is probably the "nicer" of our fannish/geek stuff, but it's still pretty much everywhere. And if we ever had some money to burn, I would totally get this table for the living room. I actually bought a dragon wall lamp by the same guy at GenCon one year... it doesn't appear to still be available through his site anymore (aha! Found it on another site). It's going to hang in the living room above the piano when we finally get it moved upstairs.
Aug. 9th, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that table -- it's in Toscano, right? If I had money, I think I'd buy everything in that catalog.

The lamp is cool, too. I may buy myself the Doctor Who LAMP at Thinkgeek, at least -- I can put that on my own dresser. (I can't buy myself anything until after my birthday, of course.)

I have been able to exercise some geekery out at the Tiki Bar (that she loves, go figure!), and of course my own corner of the office!

At least she was pleased when I gave her Doctor Three's sonic screwdriver for Christmas last year. :)
Aug. 10th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Nope, Monte Moore. He's got a bunch of similar sculptures that I lust after (other tables and lamps in particular), but that's the one I'd go for if I could afford it.
Aug. 10th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
How odd! See? Of course, he may license there.

ANYWAY... now I can look at Monte's site, too! :)
Aug. 9th, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
glad you're feeling better

hope you get rain. here, have mine

clicked the eggs

liked the archaeology

and I love that rug
Aug. 9th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)

Aug. 9th, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
I like the idea of the TARDIS rug, but you'd have to clear off a wall. Of course, you could put it on the floor in the foyer.

I can't look at that house without thinking, "If I lived in a place like that, I'd pray for disease, too." Or a car plunging into a ravine.

The archaeology is cool. I love it when they find ancient artifacts digging for utilities and whatnot.

Was that the one with the giant slime? Or the flying pigbots?
Aug. 9th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
But would Barb LET me put it in the foyer? :)


The one with the schweincopters (which I love anyway) carrying away the sleigh. "...WHY do you have that idiotic expression on your face?" For some reason it had me in hysteric fits, it was just SO PERFECT.
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