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How have I never watched House before? That show is awesome. Hugh Laurie owns my soul. I mean, what's it's regular time slot, Tuesdays @ 9? That's after Gilmore Girls. Seriously, owns my soul.

I'm almost done with my Teyla ficathon fic. Maybe 500 words to go. I'm still iffy on the whole thing - not used to writing Teyla or John all that much, but then that's the glory of the challenge right? Break out of comfort zones. Well, that and I'm iffy on the actually story, but who's ever prompt I got didn't provide much direction. So with no direction comes introspection from this author. And I'm maybe 1/3 to 1/2 done the [livejournal.com profile] reel_sga fic. But I reached a bit of a brain pause on that one, so writing the Teyla fic out of the way is a good diversion and hopefully Bing and Bob, er, Shep & McKay, will return to my brain asap.

And now that [livejournal.com profile] stagesoflove is over with, I feel like I need another small little prompt to work on when my brain pauses. Enter [livejournal.com profile] delgaserasca and her little quoteathon ficathon Here. You sign up and she gives you a quote. No hassle, no pressure, just let the quote inspire some fic in a fandom of your choice. Don't like your quote? Ask for another. No pressure but really quality quotes to stumble on. For some reason, I got a real itch to try writing some The West Wing fic, because oddly enough for all the time I've been a fan of the show and a fannish person in general, I've never written TWW fic. Which honestly, I feel is just a travesty that I should attempt to rectify. And since I'm a sucker, I plucked up one for SGA too. I'm happy with the quotes and I think I have ideas - well, definately an idea for TWW and I think the beginnings of an idea for SGA. Nothing long, nothing that would take more than a couple hours to write, but something fun. Go sign up, get a quote, write some fic. Fic makes me happy :)

And since I'm in the mood for sharing, the quotes I got that will be the basis of my fics are:

Stargate Atlantis: Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The West Wing: Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. ~ John Barth

Seriously, how fitting are those? I love 'em.
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For those who don't know, music is my complete and utter weakness. Nothing excites me more than a shiny new mp3, cd, record even in which to dance, sing, memorize, and generally make a fool of myself to. I am that person who dances and sings along with the music in the grocery store, getting odd looks from the guy who's just there to pick up a box of rice and is damn irritated about being there. I'm the person who smiles at said guy and continues to sing, and has on one occasion reached her hand out to said irritated guy and danced in the aisle with him. ('Ain't Too Proud To Beg' by the Temptations was on, in the Harris Teeter at Cameron Village for those who want the mental image). He ended up laughing and leaving the aisle with a smile so it was all good. I'm the person who would make an absolutely terrible Buddhist because my mind is never quiet and when it's not thinking of something in particular, there's a song going in the background - and sometimes I will sing along to this mental song and/or dance to it. 'Mental FM' as it was lovingly referred to by my last roommate. When asked for quotes, I quote often from songs because that's just the first thing that pops into my mind. I take it as a personal challenge to memorize fun, odd, and lengthy songs that often boggle people (case in point, 'We Didn't Start The Fire' - Billy Joel, which I can explain everything they mention too, and 'Nations of the World' from the Animaniacs because Lord knows it's just fun. I mean, a song for the nations of the world circa 1990? Who can't love something like that?)

And where is this post going other than 'omg I love music?' I love even more being able to place music from television, movies, and other moments of importance. This is usually noted by the frequent repetition of 'Brothers in Arms' by Dire Straits because it's played during my favorite moment on series television (The West Wing 2.22 'Two Cathedrals', where the staff is heading towards Bartlet's press conference after Mrs. Landingham's funeral, and Barlet gives his answer about running for a second term without saying a word. Leo's "Just watch..." gives me goosebumps each time I watch it.)

And now, I have gotten my hands on an entire plethora of West Wing music in one easy to handle zip file that has just made my night. From 'He Is An Englishman' from HMS Pinafore (Sam sticking up for Ainsley!) to 'The Jackel' (ah! CJ!) to Yo Yo Ma's 'Cello Suite Prelude' (Josh! And gah, Leo's speech about the hole!) I am in music dork/West Wing dork heaven.

Just felt like sharing that. I shall go back to grooving to Annette Funicello's 'Blame It On The Bossa Nova' now.

Edit: Oh, might as well share the love. Blame It On The Bossa Nova - Annette Funicello
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Such a wonderful weekend. I got to go down and visit with friends from college (one of whom just bought a house and got rid of her loser boyfriend so it was definately time to celebrate). So we stayed at her house, drank too much wine and played Scattegories - which was extremely amusing by the third bottle *lol* As well as Scene It! Movies - it takes a special kind of person to be able to pull out 'Carl Sagan' after... um... well, I don't remember what glass of wine that was, but it was rather far along. I can't help it that I have a head for random facts even when toasty. It's one of my more endearing qualities. But it was so much fun getting to see people again and getting to spend the entire day with Nat beforehand just talking about everyone and roaming around Podunk, North Carolina with her as we got ready for the evening. Makes me want to move back down there, not to Podunk but back to Raleigh. Might just have to do that.

Although I did get back home just in time to see West Wing last night and oh was it a Kleenex type of night.

The West Wing - 7.17 Election Day Part II )

And since I was busy having my West Wing moment, I had to download The Simpsons because 'Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore' finally lets Patti and Selma kidnap MacGyver. And I just HAD to see that *lol*
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It's a ridiculous hour of the morning and I can't sleep. So what I'm I doing? Refreshing refreshing refreshing and seeing if anything new is popping up. No, nothing is. At least, nothing that piques my interest - which at 4am, the standards are pretty low *lol* I think I've finally gotten my 'Touch' ficlet for [livejournal.com profile] stagesoflove to the point where I'm happy with it. And this is the problem with working on a fic beforehand - there's always a lag time until I can post it and I'm sitting there going 'wannapostwannapost' and knowing that no, you have to wait until Wednesday when everyone else posts. Silly rules. I may do a few more word edits before posting, but for the most part we're good to go. Fifth completely rewrite, but then fifth's time's the charm. I like it. Now I get to go work on 'Smell' which I have a barebones idea for, so we'll see if that works out. I really didn't know that I would have such a good time with these, but I am. Carson/Laura with the senses is just too damn fun.

And now, since I watched it on repeat on Bravo, so I've had time to digest it from yesterday and today...

The West Wing, 7.16 Election Day Part I )

And that's what good television should do. Give you goosebumps everytime you watch, no matter how many times you've seen it before. Bravo played Celestial Navigation this afternoon, which is one of my favorite Season 1 eps. That's another one I can watch over and over. Watch Josh talk to the audience about all the crap going on on a normal day, CJ and her 'woot canal' forcing Josh to reveal to the press his Secret Plan to Fight Inflation, and Sam and Toby using celestial navigation by following the north star, which turns out to be the Delta connection out of Hartford to bust their Supreme Court nominee Adama Mendoza out of jail. God I love West Wing.

Toby: How do you know we're going east?
Sam: The sun rises in the east.
Toby: It's dark outside.
Sam: Also, that bright star in the northern sky is Polaris.
Toby: So what?
Sam: I'm using celestial navigation.
Toby: Hey, Galileo, get off at the next exit and turn the car around.
--1.19 'Celestial Navigation'
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I am so incredibly bored tonight. It's always obvious when the internet goes from bristling with activity to the glorified crickets. Blah, crickets. At least I got new West Wing tonight, if not Grey's Anatomy.

West Wing, 7.15 Welcome to Wherever You Are )
chasingkerouac: (novak)
My sister came and went and her cat is still here. Not that I don't love dear Bubs, I really do. But she wonders why he is so attached to me. I mean, I can't help it that I'm just so terribly wonderful that the cat adores me. He has fantastic taste. I'd love him even more if he didn't aggrivate my allergies, but hey, we can't all be perfect, now can we?

I love Sunday night tv.

The West Wing - 7.14 Two Weeks Out )


Grey's Anatomy - 2.19 Superstition )

On a side note, I'm really digging this new audiofic/podfic/whatever the hell people call it thing that's going around with the SGA fic. I have my headset sitting right next to me and yes, I've tried reading some fic - even one of my own, which let me say is an interesting experience. Maybe I'll find the balls to post the files *lol* Listen to my great rendition.

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