Then there was a really good one where Gibbs was Emperor Hadrian and Tony was beloved boy concubine Antinous from 110ADish and Tony was a bit older than Antinous actually was but it was inspired by THIS PICTURE (not family or work safe) and needless to say it was a hot dream. I'm tempted to write the fic to it. :D McGee could be a favorited servant boy and Ziva could be hired by Gibbs to be Tony's bodyguard and we can even have Cate as Gibbs' bethroved wife who is jealous of Tony at first but gets along like gangbusters later on.
I really want to put that universe together now. Oh Gods what have I done!
Wow. I think I got more amusement out of that than was really warranted, but.... HEE!
I saw my Grandpa in the hospital on Saturday. He seemed alright, actually, but so so tired. They had one of those breathing treatment masks on that push air into your lungs, trying to get them to clear out. Yesterday, he took it off and threw it against the wall and told them no more.
My Mom is handling it the worst out of everyone. Which I don't understand. But whatever.
I'm so glad that the last time I saw him, when I left, I went back into the room after leaving and gave him a kiss on the forehead. I honestly thought I was going to see him alive again, today actually, but I can't tell you how happy I was that I went back instead of just saying "bye, I'll see you Monday".
I feel weird.
I love it when she SNAPS her tether like it was made of straw.
I love it even more when she hunts until she finds the smelliest pile of something and then ROLLS AROUND IN IT.
I'm just tickled when she comes homes after and looks at me, tail wagging a mile an hour, like she's saying "look at what I did! Aren't I clever! Aren't you PROUD!!!"
And it just darling when she refuses to go anywhere near the bathroom, so I have to carry her in, transferring the stink TO MY CLOTHES.
I'm so overcome with LOVE right now I want to give her a really, really, REALLY TIGHT HUG. AROUND HER NECK.
Six more days until this crap is over. I cannot wait. I'm interested in it for sure, but also refuse to answer the phone now. We get a call here about once every two hours from one side or the other. And we have a rough representative race here as well.
Now off to 538.com to check up on today's info!
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Oh, and any Canton folk- I have 2 extra tickets to see Rob Corddry Monday night (27th) at Kent State Stark. (He's formerly from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, back when it was hilarious and not just mildly funny). His show is called "An Evening With America’s New Best Friend" and it should be quite funny. Free tix. :D He's in the new movie "W." about George Bush, which I want to see, but I'm so sick of politics it'll probably be a while before I see it. Again, screened comments, let me know if you want to go.
Oh, for those of you who commented when my Grandma was sick, thanks so much. You all helped a bunch. ::hugs::
Of course my brother went in three days after she went out because he couldn't breathe, and was there for 3 1/2 days, but hey. his skanky girlfriend can coo over him if she wants. He's an idiot to have waited so long to see a doctor. Yes, I'm a caring sister like that. (Don't look at me like that, I went and got him sweats to wear and non-hospital food to eat and brought him home.)
Wow, I blathered on there, didn't I? My bad. How are you doing?
Oh, and an 82 year old Texan, Ms. Maverick, a descendant of the family, tells us exactly what she thinks of him using her famous last name as a catch phrase for himself.
I love this 82 year old woman, and I wanna be adopted by this family....
She is going into surgery tomorrow. They are going to look around, but they are decently sure that they will at least put a pacemaker in. I've been there, done that, so I was able to answer some questions for my Aunt before the doctor even stopped by. The whole family is weary because of what I went through, though. I hated the damn thing, but then again when they gave me mine they broke a wire when they put it in so it never worked properly anyways. She has better doctors so hopefully the outcome will be better. I had to tell her that no, she wouldn't have to give up her microwave. :D They've improved.
But man! Her heart rate when she was sleeping was upper 30's, and irregular. Never before had loud, nails on chalkboard snoring been a comfort. I was scared to take my eyes of of her! But she slept better with someone there so she looked better this morning. Good, she'll need the strength.
Brach's candy corn is back!! Straight up sugar rush! Yeah baby!
Last night she was left alone here and got a little worse, so I volunteered to stay tonight with her. I got here at 8pm, she was already asleep, but her heartbeat was irregular (after months spent in the hospital due to my own heart issues, I learned, and was taught, how to read a bit of the monitor), so I walk up to get a closer look, and there is a freaking defibrillator sitting there.
No one was here when I got here, so I asked hot!nurse!guy WTFdude and he said he didn't know for sure but the earlier staff probably just wanted a portable EKG strip from her and used that to get it. WHILE 2 PORTABLE EKG MACHINES WERE SITTING LITERALLY 5 FEET FROM HER ROOM DOOR, IN A LITTLE ALCOVE?!?
Yeah, no. I think they didn't expect me to come. And now I'm flipping out.
Of course, I'm probably just flipping out over something little, but yeah that tripped me out a bit. She's probably my favoritist family member, all 1/2 straight up Sioux Indian with the temper to go with it.
I'm here until 8am. Going to be a long night folks.
On Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, Michele Norris will present "An Evening With Michele Norris."
An award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, Michele Norris hosts NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program. Before joining NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News, a post she held from 1993 to 2002. She has reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. Norris has also reported for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. For her contribution to ABC News' coverage of 9/11, she earned both an Emmy and a Peabody Award. Tickets for the Michele Norris event will be available, beginning on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the Main Hall Information Desk.
Rob Corddry will present "According to Corddry: An Evening With America's New Best Friend" on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
A former correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry has spent the last 10 years treading a fine line between theatre and comedy. His résumé includes a number of commercials, NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Dreamworks' movie Old School and the title roles in the film Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story and Fox TV's sitcom The Winner. The comical entertainer can also be seen in the films The Ten, Heartbreak Kid and Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.
On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Mike Brown will present "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming."
Dr. Mike Brown, professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, specializes in the discovery and study of bodies at the edge the solar system. He is best known for discovering the object in our solar system that led to the eventual demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet. Brown's discussion is an extremely entertaining and fascinating look into his discoveries and the solar system as a whole. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Physics Today. In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Join us for "Jack Hanna: Going Wild for Wildlife" on Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
Jack Hanna, popular host of the television series, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, is one of America's most beloved naturalists and adventurers. He began receiving national attention in 1978, when he became director of Ohio's rundown Columbus Zoo. He transformed the zoo into a model facility and made it a household name. He is a regular guest on Good Morning America, Larry King Live and The Late Show With David Letterman. For his presentation at Kent State Stark, Hanna will be accompanied by a few of his animal friends.
Oh, this pisses me off. And of course the timing is just right so that it slides in before November, but is too late to cause him any more real problems. I'm sure he has some friends with construction projects that were denied the go-ahead because of the law, and now he's doing them favors. It's so obvious.
And I want Obama to win, I really do, but just because he's better than McCain. He's still a politician, can and will be influenced by his own self-interest and his friends, but at least he won't be so freakin' brazen and cocksure about it and will probably have some boundaries. Jesus.
Watching You by Windscryer. Author's description: Once upon a time Shawn Spencer wanted to be just like his father. Sometimes Henry wishes he hadn't. Father/son angst. Yays.
Crushed Pineapple Chunks by Collegekid2006. 115 themed snippets and short stories. And still going! Actually, all of collegekid2006's stuff is good. Very talented author.
What Was Will Never Be by Thinktink2. Future fic, but sooo good. Shawn/Juliet, which I usually find too saccharine, but it works here because it's not the focus. Don't let it scare you away.
Shafted from MusicalLuna1. Author calls it "shameless Shawn whump" and yeah, that's pretty much what it is. 'Only Shawn could injure himself whilst searching a cordoned off building with a faction of S.B.P.D. officers.'