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17 January 2007 @ 04:08 pm
SNOW DAY! And Not That Scary Kids' Movie Where That Kid Gets Tied To A Snow Plow.  
My city has been semi-paralyzed and my office has been closed for TWO DAYS because of half a foot of snow! The greater Portland area has issued public memos like, "If you're waiting to get plowed out, sit tight, it may take a few days. Well, actually, we're just going to wait for it to melt." My stone-cold New England heart mocks this, but my new snow-pansy Portland liver is very happy to stay indoors and wait for it to all melt, as ordered.

In other news, there seems to be Major Fandom Angst running around on the Atlantis front. I'm unspoiled, and so cannot tell whether this is Major Fandom Angst of The Show Being Cancelled or Major Fandom Angst Like John Makes Out With Teyla. Much like Captain Janeway of the Starship Voyager, fandom emotion doesn't seem to have too many settings. (Really! We've been watching Voyager on Spike, and Gira points out: "See that look on Janeway's face because her ship is about to blow up? EXACT SAME LOOK that time Lord Burleigh tried to kiss her in the holodeck.") So... eek? I'm really scared to look. *offers blind solidarity and love to all*

Also, I started going mental again, then I stopped, but I realized that I am a Terrible Horrible Friend For Not Realizing And Giving Everyone Everything They Could Possibly Want And Am Therefore An Awful Person (scaled back from mentalness and translated: I suck at keeping in touch when I'm this busy, and feel like I should be a better friend to those who are close to me). To appease the Horrid Guilt I feel when I think of all those livejournals I haven't been reading since I got this job:

1) You can defriend me if you want. Really. I mean, you always can, but consider this reassurance that I'm not going to throw a fit and cry, because I feel awfully bad that I'm cluttering up your friends page when I look at mine once a week (if the Gods of real estate school are being kind), and then I feel bad commenting because I've been so out of the loop that I don't know what's going on.

2) You can answer the following poll:

Little Red is looking to devote her limited free time to Being A Better Friend And Human. To best accomplish this, as far as you are concerned, she should:

Screw personal contact; write fanfic! (Challenges, pairing suggestions welcome in comments.)
Read my LJ more often! And comment!
Exchange emails!
Make/send me cards/pressies! (Send address to mylittleredgirl[at]gmail[dot]com)
omg!!1! a poll!

To make this LJ Better Worth The Bytes It's Printed On, Little Red should:

Post fanfic, dude. We've been over this.
Post more often! Even if it is vaguely snarky commentary on LR's mundane life.
Go have wild crazy affairs with men and women and regale us with debaucherous tales!
Post more creative stuff: knitting blogness, Adventures Into Cross-Stitching, non-fanfic creative writing Little Red has previously assumed the flist has no interest in.
Er, post less about boring things.
Post more Things I Can Relate To, like teevee commentary on all the Star Trek you watch.
I'm not speaking to you again until you start writing recaps again for zeropointsnark. End of story.
No-longer-baby rat updates!
Create elaborate filters, such that I can choose to read only about knitting and jake 2.0 and can ignore all the other stuff, etc!
OTHER. See comment below!

Er, forgive the long post. ANSWER MY POLL, I command you!
feel: chipperchipper
hear: Low Millions - "Statue"
Trialia: did you try to eat my head?trialia on January 18th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
Uh. Add me back? *smiles nervously*

srsly. wanna see more furbabies!!

As for the Major Fandom Angst... I won't spoil you, I promise, but I can tell you, as this is not considered spoilerish by MGM, that there are casting changes on the horizon. Also, Joe Mallozzi has been trash-talking the fans. Apparently we're "shrill, ill-informed lemmings" now.
Little Red: jake - diane wtf - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Well, in all fairness, we kind of are.

And dude! I don't have you friended? Don't I? Aw, crap. I will rectify that. Sorreeeee!!

I'm sure I'll spoil myself soon enough, but for now I'm happy in non-angst la-la land. In which I watch lots of Jake 2.0. (For the record, I'm also busy pretending that show wasn't cancelled... all those years ago.)
(no subject) - trialia on January 18th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
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miera_c: bunny wavemiera_c on January 18th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
The show has not been cancelled. (I figured you'd want to know that.)

Go take my poll! It's not fannish, though.
Little Red: oh peanut - josephidesmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)

I took your poll! Teehee. I am mucho better on the phone after this job. Perhaps it repaired the original Deep Seated Childhood Angst where I was a switchboard operator as an after-school job at age 14. ;)

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Little Red: jake - diane wtf - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
it's not MEGA DISASTER ZOMG but...It's not good.

Do you know what I mean, though, about trying to take fandom temperature without all the details? Thanks for the info. I will declare yellow alert and batten the hatches accordingly.

YOU ARE SO NICE AND RADTACULAR. :) You are the mostest awesome!
fyca: DRR the endfyca on January 18th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Little Red: potential - jacksrubberduckmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
That's quite enough out of you, missy.

Actually, I just bought season 9. FOR NINETEEN DOLLARS OMG at Best Buy, as a reward for finishing one of my Real Estate School books. Perhaps after the school is done, I'll be able to watch it! I am full of potential squeee, lemme tell you.
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Your *Mom*'s A Cylon!: Crazy People (crystal_lily)astrum_presul on January 18th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
Little Red: xf - msr original 'ship - liminallizmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
(no subject) - astrum_presul on January 18th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
Samin_parentheses on January 18th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
OTHER: I like hearing about your life! You are obligation-free as far as reading my blog and posting. But, you know, more communication in general (from everyone I like, about anything) = good. :)

Also come to Pi!
Little Red: st anthony hall - delta psimylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
I love hearing about your life TOOO, though admittedly it has mostly been from imood lately (the last recourse of the internet-lazy, since it is emailed right to me and I can therefore check it surreptitiously from work).

HAPPY UNCLE TONY DAY!! *raises a glass of, er, water*
(no subject) - redbeard on January 18th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
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LJ: ma_tesolljs_lj on January 18th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
What? You mean that we're not supposed to go crazy at the slightest flutter of snow?

Clearly you have not lived in PDX long enough, darling! :P

(We only have 3". And I have a cold. So I can't play in the snow. Grrr.)
Little Red: oregon trailmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
Bwah! 3"! We got a tad more out in Aloha, but not more than 5". And... I totally just drove like five miles an hour down the street to the Mongolian food restaurant and feared death every time a car passed me. OY.

But yay! Now it feels like I've had winter!! :)
A.j.: hugsaj on January 18th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
HI! OMG U RULE! <3 <3 <3
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
OMG U RULE TOO!! I totally forgot I asked you for Molly's Yes but now I am downloading it as fast as my temperamental router will let me! :)

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Melody: ElizabethSmile ByNaushikapellmelody on January 18th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Screw you! I ain't defriending you. So there.
Little Red: trek - trip/t'pol i love you - ashismmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
That's just because you're stubborn. :-P

I loff you, Melody!! And I keep thinking about you because we've been watching lots of Enterprise. SEASON ONE BAYBEEE. Love it.
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jammer0307jammer0307 on January 18th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Nice to know you are still alive, hon!

Am dying of ickiness over here.

*sends virtual e-mail hugs so to not infect Red with said ickiness*
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Oh noes!! What ickiness is this, babe??
(no subject) - jammer0307 on January 18th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
This isn't anything.: sign in pleaseanxietygrrl on January 18th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
Along the lines of trying to be a better LJ citizen, I will take this opportunity to tell you that I always love your fic and I have been a horrible slacker about showing my appreciation. (I am totally not sucking up to get you to write more. Not at all.)
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Aww! You are too cute.

All right, shoot me a challenge, already. ;)
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ex_spockette108 on January 18th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
I am WOEFUL from lack of Little Red, but I am also RIDICULOUSLY GLEEEFUL from the lack of Little Red - not because I don't miss you like whoa, because I do (see: WOEFUL above), but because lack of Little Red is an inevitable side effect of Little Red BEING AWESOME and having a job and getting a raise and getting her real estate license, so yes. PLZ CONTINUE TO BE AWESOME. and also, get thyself a girlfriend and regale us all with debaucherous tales!

And I am so jealous of your snow!

Little Red: sga - shep bondage - gilkurtismylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
OMG, how is your New Exciting Life???

Dude, one of my rats just went PSYCHO on me and gouged up my hand. Like, BLOOD OMG BLOOD WTF! I am now very afraid of that rat. *fears* Er, now she is frantically scratching at the carpet. Rat is bonkers, me thinks?? Do rats spontaneously get distemper?

I am so happy about the awesome, but I miss all the friends I had before the awesome!! :)
Gena Marie: Lorne/Novak--cute!genamarie on January 18th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
Topic the First: SNOW

This is why I live in a town so small I can walk pretty much anywhere I need to...unless I have to fly out of Denver (see previous postings as to Christmas holiday travel) or it's -10 degrees with a wind chill of -25. Then I still walk, but just really, really fast! :)

Topic the Second: FANDOM

I cannot resist spoilers anymore (due to the still-in-denial-about ep with Janet and the film crew), so I have been totally angsting (is that even a word?) the last few days. As well as feeling depressed, angry, and helpless. Not as bad as the spring I lost Janet AND Cordelia, cause at least my personal life is 300 times better.

On the bright side, I have a new ship! (see icon) Lorne!! How did I not see the cuteness of you all last season?!

Topic the Third: ANSGTING OVER LR's LJ

Umm, being guilty of much the same in not posting, I have no leg to stand on.

BUT...you should totally post anything about creative non-fandom type stuff! I saw that you were on a new knitting project, but as I am still finishing Christmas presents, did not comment. When I finish this weekend, I shall post more pics. And I went on a field trip to the Brown Sheep yarn company to see how they make and package yarn (they make Lamb's Pride, Nature Spun, Wildfoote, Waverly, etc.)...twas much fun, even with the bitter cold and snow-packed roads.

Topic the Last: PROMPTS

OMG!! DanJan! Lizzie! Any SGA fic! John/Monica!
Little Red: knitting! - melyannamylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
... Lorne/Novak?

1) SNOW. YES. I am used to living places WITH PLOWS! But it got me free days off so, really, who's complaining? Not meeeee!!

2) FANDOM: OMG. I get the feeling this is going to be really really bad, so I think I will try to avoid it as long as possible. *FEARS END OF HAPPINESS*

3) LJ: Yes, I sort of gave you up for dead, but then you came back, and then I disappeared, and wheeee! No death!

I totally read knitting blogs all the time now, and must needs post about my adorable SOCKS that I finished and how I am crocheting now (I really enjoy doing it, but am not sold on how it looks compared to knitting), and there is SUBVERSIVE CROSS-STITCHING in my future. YES.

4) Prompts! Squeee! I just bought X-Files season 9 and am TOTALLY going to write DRR once I'm done with real estate school. It will rock.
stexgirl2000stexgirl2000 on January 18th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
:did poll and now waves hello:
Little Red: trek - evil hoshi omg! - naushikamylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
*waves hello right back*

OMG. I am watching first-season Enterprise again and it is amazingly gleeeful. Amazingly.

Baby must be almost a year old, right? WOW!!! Do you have pictures on your LJ so that I may flail at her cuteness?

(I'm so sorry I've been completely out of touch!! I hope you and family are doing well!)
Hatcheter: The Lone Starhatcheter on January 18th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Oooooh, lots of ticky boxes!

Half foot of snow? Down here in Texas we got a light dusting of the stuff last night, and the whole region came to a grinding halt. All schools and government offices were shut down for the day, and the DoT somehow managed to run out of their road de-icing chemicals.

My job wasn't closed so I went in, but half my coworkers didn't show up because the bridges were slightly slippery. I'm from Iowa; capable driving in these conditions is genetically inherent.

Hope you thaw out soon!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on January 18th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sure Portland owns any snow plows. And half a foot was apparently a lie of the weather channel; ljs_lj tells me it was THREE INCHES. Oh, for shame.

See, I totally believe I could drive in these conditions, but with no snow tires and half the cars on the road going off the road... I'd rather not be in the way when a bus slides into oncoming traffic, you know?
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