sekitou: hand with glowing smilie on palm (hand)
so I've wanted a Wii for a while. I actually own Wii games even that I keep at my brother's house just so I can play them on his Wii. Yeah, I kinda really want one. But when my beloved antique laptop started to bite the big one, getting a laptop was more important, especially with NaNo approaching. so I bought the laptop and promised myself I wouldn't buy the Wii until the laptop was paid off. and with the convenient split-it function on my credit card, it will be paid off in January. this worked out great because my brother said that the price was supposed to drop sometime after the first of the year.

but I'm about to break that promise to myself.

my brother called me last night to tell me about the Wii package that's being offered right now.

One Wii Remote controller with a Wii Remote Jacket, one Nunchuk controller, Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Sports (a collection of five games: baseball, tennis, golf, bowling and boxing), sensor bar, power cord, standard composite cable, stand.

other than the Super Mario Bros, it sounds like a pretty normal package. in fact, the regular package might just be better to some people because it includes Sports Resort instead of just Sports. here's the tipping factor for me.

it's RED.

yeah, I know. the usual Wii is white, and there have been special black ones. but this RED Wii is a special limited edition for the 25th anniversary of release of the original Super Mario Bros game. and I really want a RED Wii. I can then get a black controller and it will be even more awesome. it's a good thing I worked 51hours last week, and since I'm going in at 5am this morning, it looks like this week will be packed with overtime too.
sekitou: my characters pee (redsheep)
"Supernatural" questions!

I know I don't have that many "Supernatural" fans on my FL, but I have a fair few. :) and I'm looking for some info from a varied group across the country.

last week, I watched the episode ("The Third Man") live on tv on Friday night. I do not have tivo/dvr, so I watch all commercials and such. I saw the preview for the next week's (this past Friday's episode), and thought, that's interesting! Carol and I even discussed the preview at work on Monday.

during the week, I never got a chance to finish reading the recap of "The Third Man" at my favorite snarky site. I only got halfway through it.

on this past Friday night, I was at UofL's home football game, so I missed watching "Supernatual" live. I figured if I could find it, I'd watch it online.

after work on Saturday, I finally got a chance to finish reading the recap of "The Third Man". the recapper included a recap of the preview, like he usually does. only the preview he recapped (a Bobby-centric episode) is NOT the preview I saw. I'm 99% sure this recapper lives in Chicago, or at least he did 3 years ago.

so I went on to the forums to see what people might have said about the ep from Friday night. and the ep they were describing matched the preview the recapper had mentioned. a Bobby episode.

I went to the CW site, and the last new ep they have posted is "The Third Man". the preview they're showing is for the Bobby episode, and the little ad for next week is still NOT the preview I saw.

so my questions are 2.
1) where you live, what preview did you see after "The Third Man"?
2) where you live, what episode aired this last Friday night? was it a Bobby-centric episode?

I'm wondering if this different-preview-airing thing was regional. I swear I didn't dream the preview I saw. like I said, Carol and I discussed it at work. it's got me baffled. now I'm just confused about what aired and where.

ETA: I haven't mentioned what the preview I saw was, only because I know some people don't like spoilers. so if I saw something I wasn't supposed to, I don't want to ruin things out in the open for those who don't want to know. if you do want to know, I'll update in the comments. :)
sekitou: saying from espn tshirt (espnyes)
and so, an update on the

Power Rangers Fantasy Football League!

we have 3 new members! and I just want to say, y'all rock! invites were accepted and teams setup wicked fast! y'all don't know how great that is. I'm league manager for 3 leagues (this one and 2 for work friends), and it's like pulling teeth to get people to accept invites/setup their teams. I have a draft today at 1:30, and one of the guys *still* hasn't accepted! if he doesn't accept in the next hour, the website won't run the draft. but I digress...

here's the business we need to get done for our league:
1) we have 3 new members, but we're potentially losing 2. if we don't hear from [profile] poso13 before the draft, we'll have to drop him. it would be best if we had an even # of teams, because then there won't be any bye weeks. I know for me, bye weeks through me off because I don't check the team that week, then forget to check it the next week when we're actually playing. so if you know anyone else who would like to play, spread the word. we could use at least one more person. I'm going to send a lj message to [profile] poso13, but I know he's busy, so he might not come back.

2) set keepers. [profile] nikkisilver, you're the only one who hasn't set keepers. if you don't know how, I can set them for you. just let me know who you want to keep. right now the deadline to pick keepers is Wednesday, 09/08/10 at 5:00pm. but that could change based on #3.

3) the draft! we need to hold the draft. anyone who doesn't know how to do it, don't worry. there's a chatwindow in the draftroom. get there early, and we'll talk you through everything. I'll try to find the emails I sent out a few years ago explaining exactly what you need to do and who you need to draft. if you need help, let me know and I'll do whatever I can to help you. :)

as for the draft, we need to set a date and time. everyone please reply to this post with when you're available, and we'll work out a day/time. I'm off tomorrow, but I normally work 6/7-3 on weekdays. this coming week I will have some after-work things to take care of, but I'm not sure what days they'll happen on (they're work-related, and they never gave us the exact date). anyway, let me know when is good for y'all, and we'll work it out. the season starts on Thursday, 09/09/10, so we have to have the draft before that. it can be that day, but we have to have it before the game starts at 8:30pm.

okay, that's about it for now. if y'all have any questions, just ask below! :)

ETA: Team Dino Thunderers, I see that there are players on your team, but I'm not sure why/how. we choose our players through the draft. so I'm going to reset your team to zero players. let me know if you have any questions. :)
sekitou: my characters pee (redsheep)
damn, it's fuckin' hot in this room. I haven't complained about the heat on my journal yet this summer, so I thought I'd mention it. lol. my upstairs only has one air conditioning/heating vent, and no circulation. so it's way too hot up here right now. especially with a laptop.

so PMC did a lot of great things, like spread inspiration through lots of fanfic writers. to start writing again, to update long-neglected series, to finally get around to those plot ideas that had been forgotten. and in my case, I was inspired to write again, but also to get my website running again.

my site has been down since geocities went extinct months ago. since I have a paid site, it was allowed to carry over. but all of my links -- every story, picture, background, everything -- is now broken. so I took the site down and put a placeholder index page up. and I've been rather uninspired to get it active again, especially since I haven't been writing.

but I got home very late last night, and logged-in to my site this morning to see what I could do.

damn, this is going to take forever. if I make any change at all to any html file, it centers the entire page. now, I admit my html is self-taught and I'm not an expert, but there was NOTHING on these pages that should have made everything centered. I even tried starting a new file for a story, and it centered that too. the only way I could find to NOT have things centered is to replace all of my normal "p" with "p align=left", which is a pain in the ass. oh well. guess is what I get for html'ing by hand.

anyway, it's slow going, but it is moving. so far "Drunk Horses" is done, and I'm nearly done with the other "XGames" stories. (I got completely distracted this morning by reading the ENTIRE series when [personal profile] starandrea posted that handy link to it on her site.) I'm going to make it a point to update here as I get things fixed. it will motivate me both ways; 1) to update here more, and 2) to stick with this site fixing.

fuck, it's hot. time to turn off the laptop. maybe I can actually sleep tonight.

btw, I had completely missed the line on one of [personal profile] starandrea's PMC entries where she said I never slept. I saw it today and LOL'd a lot.

(ps -- I can't figure out how to make the little DW guy appear on LJ instead of the little LJ guy. I "viewed source" and tried what others are doing, but it still didn't work. I think I'm missing something. oh well.)
sekitou: phantom written in the sands (phantomsand)
finally home! time to sleep now. pictures and details of Power Morhpicon will be posted later.

I hope everyone has made it home safe and sound! :)

(ps -- I know I've complained about this before, but I have yet to do anything to fix it 'cause I would have to do a lot of deleting. but I'm so annoyed with what happened with my icons since I stopped paying for extra on LJ. I don't have a PR icon there! that's just wrong somehow.)
sekitou: my characters pee (redsheep)
yet another reason that Nathan Fillion rocks.

RT @RyanPom is it easy to park? Is the Space Pope reptilian? Yes!
--tweet by Nathan Fillion

(sadly I don't have "Firefly" or "Futurama" icons loaded on Dreamwidth. I should do something about that.)
sekitou: saying from espn tshirt (espnyes)

it's nearly that time of year again. football season! last night was the Hall Of Fame Game (which is the 1st pre-season game of the year). I've wanted to make a post about fantasy football for a while now, but I told myself I should really hold off until at least closer to the season. and now it's closer. lol

so this is a post about:

the Power Rangers Fantasy Football League!

if you're a current member, do you want to return for another season? is there anyone new who would like to join? we already have one new member, so it would be great if we could get at least 3 more. that would give us a full league. (we can take more than 3 too. but if we can get an even number of teams total, that would be best for the schedule.)

for those returning this year:
the league is now setup for keepers! this means you get to choose 2 players from your team last year to keep this year. of course our draft is usually pretty easy-going so you will most likely get who you want anyway. but if there's a couple of players you'd like to make sure you get, go ahead and log-in to the league and mark your 2 keepers (if you need instructions on this, I can walk you through it). right now the deadline to mark keepers is Wednesday, Sept. 8th. the deadline is a nice long time from now, 'cause I know what a procrastinator I am.

for those who would like to join:
send me an email address, and I'll send you an invite. you do NOT need to know much (if anything) about football to play. those of us who do know football can walk you through most of what you need to know. the basic rules of our league are:
1) it's awesome if your team name has some sort of Power Ranger meaning/reference
2) have fun

remember, there's like a month of time, so no rush. I just wanted to go ahead and post about choosing keepers and asking about new members before I forgot. :)
sekitou: cats, Binkley and Bailey, on the futon (BaileyBinkley)
I didn't feel very good yesterday. it was more mental and emotional than physical. I did get an email from Fresh Step. I used to use that litter, as it was the only kind Binkley would use. I enter the paw points off the litter bags, and have gotten some great free things. anyway, they sent me an email yesterday wishing one of my cats happy birthday.

today would have been Binkley and his sisters' 20th birthday. I feel bad that I haven't been able to come back here and talk about Binkley since he died. as much as I want to talk about him, I still have a lot of problems doing it without crying. hell, Friday at work I almost started crying talking about Sheila's Tiger (Binkley's sister) who died a year before Binkley.

and now they're all gone. first Tiger, then Binkley, now Pu.

my mom's cat, Pu, died 2 weeks ago. as horrible and as sad as it is, it was probably a blessing. Pu was in kidney failure, and was ready to go. she was the last of our elder trio. 3 cats from the same litter who lived and were loved for many years. Tiger died at 18 1/2, Binkley at 19 1/2, and Shan-Pu at just short of 20.

I still love this picture of them from when they were young. they were looking back at me then, but I'm sure they're looking down on us now.
sekitou: my characters pee (redsheep)
we're nearly there. at long last and against all odds, "Futurama" is returning as a regular series! just 42 minutes away! woohoo!
sekitou: colorful yarn (yarn)
posting crochet projects again.

back in 2008, I made a backpack for my niece, Chiharu. it was really bright, and very cool. then last year Alexis, a friend at work, asked me if I would make one for her granddaughter for Christmas. Alexis has been crocheting for a very long time, but this type of project isn't her cup of tea. she doesn't change color, and she doesn't like to sew parts together. and I had such fun making the first one, I was more than happy to make another one.

Hillary’s backpack! )
sekitou: my characters pee (redsheep)
--the tv show, "Leverage". 2 weeks ago the NASCAR race ran long, so TNT was unable to air the movie they had planned in the time remaining. so they aired the 1st ep of "Leverage" instead. I was too busy cleaning to be bothered to get up and go to the other room (where my satellite receiver is) to change the channel so I saw it. and loved it.

can someone tell me if the rest of the series is as good as that 1st ep was? I’ve been seeing the commercials for months that the 3rd season is about to start. I’m wondering now if it would be worth it to try to catch up and start watching it.
sekitou: colorful yarn (yarn)
I know I said this a few months ago. that I was SO far behind on posting my crochet projects. well, now I'm even further behind. good job, me!

so I'm posting again. here is a project I particularly love. a blanket I made for [profile] supashoppa!

blanket! )
sekitou: colorful yarn (yarn)
crochet spam!

or lack of spam. to avoid spamming I'm going to (try to remember) to post pictures of projects over a few days. I'm very far behind on posting projects. after Binkley died I went for yarn therapy, so I've been busy.

wristwarmers! )

(ps -- lj has stolen my yarn icon too! and editing the pictures made my arms look stubby. lol)
sekitou: saying from espn tshirt (espnyes)
so over at today's poll question asks, "How many brackets will you be filling out?". this refers to the upcoming NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, and the March Madness and bracket mania that accompanies it.

I always fill out 2 brackets (I may enter those 2 brackets into many different contests, but there's always 2 different brackets). one is my 'heart' bracket, which means UofL goes all the way to the final game and wins the championship -- and if possible they play UK along the way. the other is my 'head' bracket, which means I put down my realistic picks of who I really think will win each game based on the umpteen billion games I've watched all year.

so I answered the poll with "2".

whenever you answer a poll on, a window will pop up with a map, telling you how people voted and where. the map is color-coded based on the current majority pick for that state (and the world). and if you hover your mouse over a state, it will tell you the current percentage breakdown of the answers for that state.

I answered "2", and the new window opened to show this map.

really? wth?! Kentucky and Delaware are the ONLY places in the WORLD where the majority are filling out more than one bracket? I knew we were a conflicted state with UofL and UK, but wow! I would have thought some other states like North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois would have the majority filling out multiple brackets. but I guess not.

btw, the current percentage breakdown for KY is:
One -- 26%
Two -- 29%
Three -- 17%
Four -- 8%
Five Or More -- 21%
sekitou: my characters pee (redsheep)
Isaiah Mustafa = awesome

"Hello, Losties. Look at your reality. Now back to me. Now back at your reality. Now back to me! Sadly, it isn’t me. But if it stopped progressing in a linear fashion and switched to exploding hydrogen bombs, it could seem like me! Look down. Back up. Where are you? You’re on a non-crashing plane, with the reality your reality could seem like! What’s in the mirror? Back at me. I have it. It’s an anhk, with a list of those people you have big plans for! Look again. The list is now a lighthouse! Anything is possible when your reality comes from hydrogen bombs and not linear storytelling.

I’m on a horse."

--Tabbyclaw (posted in Ravelry's "Lost" group)
sekitou: uofl card head (uofl)
and we win!!


(the only thing that kept me from completely freaking out for the last 2+hours was crocheting during the game.)

congrats to Kyle Kuric who tore it up during the 2nd half, after senior, Jerry Smith, was injured at the end of the 1st!

listening to postgame, 'goodbye-to-Freedom-Hall' radio show now.

love for the Cards!!!!

sekitou: uofl card head (uofl)
today my UofL Cardinal men's basketball team will play their last ever game in historic Freedom Hall. they will be moving to a new downtown arena next year, after 54 years in Freedom Hall.

add to that, we need a win to help cement our spot in the NCAA tournament.

and it's senior night.

and we will be playing #1 ranked Syracuse. Syracuse, who we actually beat a couple weeks ago at their place in a big upset, so Syracuse is looking for revenge.

can this game get any bigger? it's like a hollywood sports movie, only true.

the pressure has got to be immense. and it's going to be awesome, regardless of the outcome.

they just started the senior day stuff. it's a nationally telecast game, so no local coverage on tv (bah!). but I'm listening to the senior day coverage on the radio. unfortunately can't see the video they're playing in the stadium, but at least radio is describing it.

off to watch the game.
sekitou: lost -- charlie hugging hurley (lostcharliehurley)
I've had some "Lost" moments recently. some I've written about. this one I took a picture of.

I met my parents for breakfast at Dairy Queen this past Saturday. they give you a # that you put on table, and they bring you your order.

this was our #s.

I snapped the picture, and started scanning the restaurant for the rest of The Numbers. fortunately none of them were there.
sekitou: hand with glowing smilie on palm (hand)
I'm feeling inspired.

I know they say you can’t go home again
I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know you don’t know me from Adam
But these handprints on the front steps are mine
Up those stairs in that little back bedroom
Is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar
I bet you didn’t know under that live oak
My favorite dog is buried in the yard

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

Mama cut out pictures of houses for years
From Better Homes And Gardens magazine
Plans were drawn and concrete poured
Nail by nail and board by board
Daddy gave life to Mama’s dream

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could just come in I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

You leave home and you move on and you do the best you can
I got lost in this old world and forgot who I am

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it’s like I’m someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself
If I could walk around I swear I’ll leave
Won’t take nothing but a memory
From the house that built me

"The House That Built Me"
by Miranda Lambert
from Revolution

ps -- when my extra icons lapsed, LJ deleted ALL of my PR icons. why those and not others? curiouser and curiouser...
sekitou: hand with glowing smilie on palm (hand)
my kitties are determined that I feel better

cute cats determined to be ultracute )


sekitou: me in Fort Collins, CO (Default)

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