October 16th, 2017
mrshamill: (404 not found)
posted by [personal profile] mrshamill at 09:09pm on 16/10/2017
Mood:: 'indescribable' indescribable
kass: Veronica Mars (veronica)
posted by [personal profile] kass at 09:03pm on 16/10/2017 under
I just finished S1 of The Good Place on Netflix.

::FLAIL::

I am full of theological thoughts. But OMG I have to know what happens next. I. What. HOW IS THIS SHOW EVEN.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
kass: orange aspen leaves, "zen fen" (aspen zen fen)
posted by [personal profile] kass at 03:04pm on 16/10/2017 under
Today's been tough, social-media-wise, so I am closing all of the tabs containing non-dw (realname) social media, and cultivating some gratitudes.

1. Kitten falling asleep on my lap at lunchtime, warm and purring and paws splayed in complete relaxation.

2. Takeout Chinese for lunch with [personal profile] sanj on the spur of the moment. With bonus kitten sitting on the chair at the head of the table, and periodically sticking his head up over the edge of the table to see if we would let him eat our chicken. (Which we wouldn't.)

3. The new mini-season of Voltron went live this past weekend! Kiddo and [personal profile] sanj and I watched half of it last night, and it's delightful.

4. Yesterday I roasted some delicata squash (seasoned with salt and pepper and curry powder) and then roasted the seeds (boiled briefly, then seasoned the same way.) It pleases me to have turned something I would ordinarily have thrown away into tasty snack food.

5. Dinner for tonight is already made, so when I get home from work around 5:30 I can mostly relax. There's work I need to do, but if I don't do it tonight, nothing will catch on fire.

How are y'all holding up? Be gentle with yourselves.
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posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 08:18am on 16/10/2017 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Ashley linked to a fundraiser set up by a California credit union, Redwood Credit Union, to help communities impacted by the California wildfires. You can read more and give at their donation page.

[personal profile] kuwdora is a long-time fandom vidder who recently enrolled in a career coaching program with tv/film editor Zack Arnold, and she is now working to pay off the last installment of the program and transition from a vidding hobby to a professional editing career in Hollywood. You can read more here, give to her gofundme here, and buy art from her etsy here.

[tumblr.com profile] catlinyemaker linked to a fundraiser for [twitter.com profile] neolithicsheep, a disabled Navy vet and sustainable agriculture educator who is raising funds to get a border collie to help them with their Sovay sheep. You can read more about the fundraiser and retweet in a twitter thread here, and purchase various shirts and other branded goods at their Teespring here.

[personal profile] xturtle linked to their friend Marcia, who is raising funds to help cover vet bills for her sick bunny; she is running out of unemployment benefits and looking for work; in the meantime Caspian needs testing to determine what the lump in his stomach is and get his teeth fixed. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundriaser for [tumblr.com profile] ohcrakerjacks, a victim of black toxic mold. She and her parents are raising funds to replace walls, insulation, flooring, and furniture. You can read more and check out commissions here and give to her ko-fi here, which will support supply purchases for the cross-stitch embroidery she sells.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] suriel's husband is about to have two surgeries, each costing several thousand dollars, and they are raising money to cover expenses. They have sales in all their online shops: Fandom buttons and more, caramels and toffees, and their band shop. You can read and reblog here.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] vaspider, who is running a sale on their Etsy shop ($10% off $30 or more) to help with living expenses and home repairs after a job loss and other unexpected life events this year. You can check out the Etsy shop here; it includes a lot of nerdy/geeky Judaica as well as secular clothes, accessories, and cosplay.

News To Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to a writeup that [personal profile] kaberett posted about desensitizing themselves to board games; Board Game Desensitization Process is a template for people who may have a difficult relationship to card/board games but want to participate in the increasingly popular social events focused around them.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
October 15th, 2017
kass: orange aspen leaves, "zen fen" (aspen zen fen)
posted by [personal profile] kass at 02:11pm on 15/10/2017 under ,
1. A good night's sleep, followed by Mexican breakfast and coffee and the Times on my laptop.

2. Making slow cooker chicken bouillabaisse again because it was so good last week.

3. A mellow Sunday of playdates (for the kiddo) and cooking and laundry (me), with the promise of [personal profile] sanj coming over later.

4. I am considering whether I can spring for Hugh Acheson's new slow cooker cookbook.

5. It is a spectacularly beautiful day. I am sitting on my mirpesset, listening to the wind chime, watching birds soar overhead.

How are y'all?
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Because I am me, I systematized my home search as much as I could – I have a spreadsheet in google that has not just my list of Best, Acceptable, and Totally Unacceptable buildings in it but also my mortgage calculator from the bank and various other financial stuff. I also went into the top few real estate websites (primarily Zillow and Estately) and set several different searches to be sent to my non-fandom inbox, where they were then filtered into a Housing folder (different from my other Housing folder, which has all my documents/communications with my realtor). 

Now I’m looking at my Housing folder which constantly has new emails in it and wishing there was just an “I BOUGHT A HOME, YOUR SERVICES ARE NOW IN VAIN” button I could press to notify all of those sites that no, really, I seriously do not anymore need your Real Estate Tips And Tricks newsletter anymore. 

Fortunately changing my address everywhere won’t be the nightmare my mum always complains it is, because I also have a spreadsheet of every website I’ve ever built a login for, and I just go through the spreadsheet (also it’s an excellent opportunity to delete my account from sites I never use). 

I’ve rarely lived anywhere for more than five years, and my phone number was deeply unstable for a while for similar reasons, but it’s a small wonder our generation prefers email to most other forms of communication – after all, my gmail addresses have been stable now for more than ten years. 

I believe I have now been Copperbadge On Social Media for longer than I have ever lived in any single residence. 

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October 12th, 2017
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The owners of the condo I offered on have accepted my offer at $180K, with the only condition that they will do no repairs or remodels before I take possession. 

*head between knees*

GONNA BE A HOMEOWNER.

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October 11th, 2017
kass: apples and honey (apples)
posted by [personal profile] kass at 07:17pm on 11/10/2017 under , ,
1. I made a slow cooker apple crisp today.

2. Kid, giggling at kitten. Because kid. And kitten.

3. It is a(another) Jewish holiday, so I bowed out of a work obligation tonight, and I am glad of that. I am in my PJs already.

4. I have a glass of white wine at hand. Huzzah.

5. We reached the end of screen time, and my kid happily picked up a Geronimo Stilton book, and instructed me not to set the timer (for his 20 minutes of reading homework each night) because he's not reading right now for homework, he's just reading for fun. \o/!

How are y'all?
mrshamill: (404 not found)
posted by [personal profile] mrshamill at 06:25pm on 11/10/2017
Mood:: 'shocked' shocked
October 10th, 2017
kass: orange aspen leaves, "zen fen" (aspen zen fen)
posted by [personal profile] kass at 06:44pm on 10/10/2017 under
1. It was a beautiful warm day today. I got to sit in not one but two different sukkot! (No, spellcheck, I do not want to put an "h" on the end of that word, but thanks for asking. Psheesh.)

2. I am merrily humming a song from J.C. Superstar ("Ho sanna hey sanna / sanna sanna ho") for obscure Jewish calendrical reasons and it is making me giggle.

3. I taught a really good class today and it was super-fun.

4. I have chicken bouillabaisse for dinner, and good bread, and a salad made with CSA greens, because the unseasonably warm weather means I still get fresh local lettuce and mustard greens and arugula.

5. Tonight I will get to watch more S4 Gilmore Girls with [personal profile] kouredios, which I am excited about. Also my son and I watched two more eps of S1 The Good Place yesterday, which is entertaining.

How are y'all?
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kass: omg wtf yuletide! (wtf (yuletide))
posted by [personal profile] kass at 10:36am on 10/10/2017 under
I got my [community profile] yuletide assignment!

And ahahaha, you know how sometimes when you're signing up for Yuletide you add something to your offers, and in the back of your mind you think, "Wow, if I get matched on that one it's going to kick my ass," but you do it anyway because you figure you probably won't get matched on that one? ::facepalm::

I've just ordered [canon redacted] so I can immerse in it again, because oh, wow, is this one going to kick my ass. But in the best possible way. And I am so happy to have something to work on in the evenings after I put the kid to bed, and a reason to look forward to December 25.

♥ ♥ ♥
pensnest: Beast dressed as a priest (Beast)
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I used to be confused, as a child, about why you would buy a new calendar in September – a calendar that would contain September-December and then the entire next year. Because surely you had a calendar that went through the end of the year, no calendar ever ENDS in August. 

But as an adult now I get it, because I keep a private calendar in google docs and I just had to move the October, November, and December tabs into the 2018 calendar since I’m already bookin’ shit out for January and February. At this point, starting in November I’m traveling at least once a month, every month, from November to June, except in May. 

Clearly I better book a trip in May. :D  

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October 9th, 2017
mrshamill: (need a hug)
copperbadge: (radiofreemondaaay)
posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 08:24am on 09/10/2017 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for his great-aunt, who can't afford to pay back-taxes on the house which accrued while her mother was dying. She is elderly and disabled, and raising funds to cover $6K in back taxes she was unaware of when she got the house. You can read more and give at her gofundme.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] geckohq, an autistic disabled trans man whose mother recently passed away and who is now on his own to pay off her bills and cover his own expenses. You can read and reblog here where there is a paypal donation link, and you can check out the amigurumi geckos, dragons, and plushies for sale at his etsy here, including geckos that come in various Pride flag colors.

[personal profile] lizcommotion linked to a fundraiser for Beth, who is trying to pay down medical debt while navigating the labyrinth of applying for disability benefits for her chronic medical conditions. You can read more and give at their YouCaring.

[tumblr.com profile] i-will-not-be-caged linked to a fandom fundraiser organized by [tumblr.com profile] hansbekhart, benefitting ConPRmetios, an organization raising money for long-term relief for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. You can read more and sign up at [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico, or read more and reblog at their tumblr post here.

[personal profile] naamah_darling is raising funds to pay for medical care for a special-needs cat, Smooch, who has just been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. You can read more here, read and reblog here, or give directly at their youcaring.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] in_the_bottle is having a moving sale! Right now they have a sofa bed available but the post also has a list of other items which will be available in November (the location is listed as SW6 which I believe is a London-area location). You can check out the post here and she says feel free to PM on DW/LJ/Tumblr or the site link if you're interested or want photos.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
October 8th, 2017
kass: a container full of wooden spoons for cooking (spoons)
posted by [personal profile] kass at 02:12pm on 08/10/2017 under , ,
Although it remains unseasonably warm, which means that cooking is somewhat less appealing than it would otherwise be, I'm having a pleasant and quiet and nest-y sort of day, puttering around the kitchen a lot.

Inspired by [personal profile] sheafrotherdon I am making a slow-cooker chicken bouillabaisse. And in the oven I braised this chicken with salami and olives. I'm also making a batch of gluten free custardy apple bars with the end of my gf flour, because one of today's sukkah guests is gluten-free. (Am also ordering more cup4cup, because I like being able to bake for my friends.)

Meanwhile we've also bathed Mr. Kitten (which he continues to not like, but we managed it with no injury to anyone or anything except the kitten's dignity, which he is now recovering by bathing himself on my lap as though to remind me that THIS is how kittens prefer to be cleaned.)

The other recent nest-y accomplishment is setting up a folding bookshelf in the living room so there is now a designated spot for assorted media equipment, and getting the cords more or less under control. The media setup is prettier and less cluttered, plus I gained a little bookshelf space.

And now that the rain has stopped, I'm going back out to the sukkah.
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Dear Yuletide Author, thank you so much for writing for me! Mainly, write what comes to you, and I will be happy. Please no gore or horribly sad endings!

The Witcher, Geralt, Emhyr
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Dracula: the Series, Alexander Lucard
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Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon, Eric the Cavalier
Read more... )

Dragonriders of Pern, Menolly, Robinton
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Dune, Paul Atreides, Feyd-Rautha, Stilgar
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Rome, Octavian, Pullo, Vorenus
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