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back from orange county where the traffic was light and the bar mitzvah festivities were over the top.  if any of you have ever been to a socal bar mitzvah, you'll know of what i speak.  it's more like a wedding than not, with a theme (jordan's was golf), chocolate-covered strawberries, an ice cream bar, and a dancing conga line of waiters with flourescent gloves bringing out the silver-domed platters of chicken nuggets for the teens to the dulcet strains of "hot hot hot" and an mc who made us all do the macarena.  i shit you not.   it was nuts but great fun and i'm so glad i went.   i am, however, exhausted.  and this week is crazy busy. 

i found out today that my next year's placement will be at the middle school teaching language arts.  8th grade.  it's like all my worst nightmares coming true.  i hate 8th graders.  hate 'em.  and i haven't really been in the classroom for 2 years.  so woe is me.  and i better fucking get another job because that might actually kill me.  please everyone.  cross your fingers for me.  i need out!!!!

in fannish news, i've seen star trek twice and want to see it again.  is that so wrong?  i loved it.  jj abrams, you're my hero.  also i love all the fannish goofiness around zq and cp (see ontd_startrek for the squee) and the new upsurge in fic is delightful.

also season 10 of svu is killing me.  it's so shippy, it's insane.  am i wrong?  i mean wildlife?  does it change over the next few eps?  i'm only in ep 14. 

i still haven't seen lost's finale but that doesn't seem to matter.  i was pleased with bones mostly cause it was fun and fantastical though there really wasn't much movement.  30 rock kicked some serious ass because it does.  milton green milton green milton green......and cyndi lauper!!!  i'm very sad that life and sarah connor chronicles (srsly wtf fox) are cancelled.  that second one seems like a good shot in the foot since the movie just came out to re-boot the franchise--why wouldn't people want to watch the show?  i'm happy for chuck as well.  but the middleman is still leaving a sore spot in my heart.   dollhouse being picked up is good--it makes me feel better about the world when a joss show can get a little play. 

that's where i am.  where are you, my peeps?

also need to give a shout out of love to sinkwriter  just because!!!!!

happy tuesday, y'all.
xo,
j
 

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bangendedscoot
May. 26th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Man, that sounds like one hell of a bar mitzvah, lol. Not that I've been to any, but...the Macarena! Haha oh man I don't think I've done that since I was about twelve :P

I'm sorry to hear about your job situation; I guess it's a really bad job market these days too, yeah. Hope it works out for the best for you o:
la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
aw thanks! it is a terrible job market but i i have hope.

and you should totally get yoruself to a bar mitzvah soemtime. it's an interesting cultural experience!
sinkwriter
May. 26th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, you are so smooshy! I am feeling the love! And I send it back to you, J.

*HUGS*

Thank you for such a smile today.

P.S. I've been AWOL for the last couple days because I'm in Madison -- I was spending time with my brother, sister-in-law, and cutie-pie niece for 2 days, but then this morning I dropped them off at the airport and now I'm back at their house for a week, house- and dog-sitting for them. It sure is quiet in here right now.

Hope you are well!
la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
i'm glad you're feeling the love!

i was also offline the last few days because of bar mitzvah duties but i'm glad you had a nice time with your family this weekend.

*HUGS*

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trillingstar
May. 26th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
"Donut towers"? Wot?

Damn, now I want a donut.
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trillingstar
May. 26th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Just... stacks of donuts on a stick? And people buy these at jacked up prices? *considers*

Me? Oh, I sell donut towers down by the overpass. Yeah. Surprisingly lucrative.

I wish. Then I'd have my donut! Heh.
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la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
would the sellers be forced to wear kooky hats and tank tops?
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la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
lakers cheerleaders? donut towers? that's even nuttier than my fam! sheee-it. we only had the emcee with the macarena. of course my cousin was totes excited to have the "gourmet coffee bar" which i thought was going to be an espeesso bar but was really only an urn of coffee with sprinkles and whipped cream to put in it.......

st is total love! trillingstar is asking for fic....can you suggest anything in particular?
trillingstar
May. 26th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
a dancing conga line of waiters with flourescent gloves bringing out the silver-domed platters of chicken nuggets for the teens to the dulcet strains of "hot hot hot"

I wonder if J. felt snookered too. *g*

Oh, I'm so glad that you had a fun time! Yay!

Fingers *definitely* crossed, yay Dollhouse, yay 30 Rock, YAY sinkwriter, and where is all the new ST fic? Please to be sharing, kthnx.

Welcome home! :)

la_tante
May. 27th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
dude.
fic recs for you: http://merrilily.livejournal.com/134083.html

it's just skimming the surface, really. i've been poking around on delicious and it's insane the amount of reading--good reading--there is to be found.
trillingstar
May. 27th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
You're awesome, TY!
surreallis
May. 26th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
I now want a line of conga-dancing waiters with fluorescent gloves to deliver my dinner on evenings when I have a bad day. I don't know how anyone could stay miserable after that. :)

Ooh, I need some of what you've got for S10 of SVU, because except for the first few eps, which were made of AWESOME, I've thought this season has been woefully lacking in the ship department. They barely even seem to look at each other. Although, that could totally be because they're having hot sex on the side, and are trying to throw everyone off the scent.

Also, I'm torn on Wildlife, because Elliot's expression in all the icons just makes me laugh, and not in an adorable sort of way. ALTHOUGH, I was absolutely delighted at how Meloni blushed a vivid shade of red when he had a nearly-naked Mariska pressed up against him. THAT WAS FABULOUS!
la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
i dunno, jenn. i keep looking for the distance you see between them and i'm not seeing it. and i may need to re-watch the whole thing and take some notes as i do it because i just keep thinking, it's so damn shippy.

elliot seems more interested in liv than in other seasons. and my thinking is that perhaps it's that since he finally (unfortunately) got back with kathy, he feels safe to be connected with liv again. when he goes to confront kurt moss for her? it's like the beginning in season 1 when he put the protective detail on her without her knowing. it feels like el has just given in to whatever it is he feels; he's operating much more on the emotional level with her....do you see what i'm saying? and then of course, i'm also just in ep 14 so maybe you're right and the latter eps don't have the shippiness that seems to be flowing right now.

btw, i told trillingstar today that el/liv is not just my ship, it's my whole armada and she told me that i fleet them!


surreallis
May. 26th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, wait a second. Yeah, I totally see it with the Kurt Moss thing, but that was season 9, which I found MUCH shippier than this season. This season I'm just finding it hard, after a certain point, because they barely seem to exchange looks or even any personal comments at all. Although, I thought the first few eps were pretty spectacular, and gave us some amazing backstory on Elliot (although it would have been nice to know this earlier when Olivia was going through her freaking issues with her mother, you stupid show) But my opinion has kind of been that Meloni is a bit bored and not trying very hard. Which could be, a little bit, because there isn't much going on for his character besides the typical casefile lately. If they mix it up with EL and Liv a bit, I think he'll bounce back nicely, and his recent comments about Stabler and Benson getting together (joking) kind of reassure me.

But, HEY, if you're seeing a whole lot of ship, do NOT let me dissuade you! Trust me, I'm like Fox Mulder. I WANT TO BELIEVE. I can be convinced! Write a manifesto and turn me like a dime-store vampire! (IDK.)

lol! You need an icon. This is not my ship. It's my ARMADA.
la_tante
May. 27th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
was kurt in season 9? i think i got confused! i think i thought he was in the early season 10...ah well. maybe that's what i get for mainlining 10 years of a tv show in 3 months?

yes elliot's backstory was tremendous and you're right about the timeline being screwy in that liv could have used the connection with el. two effed up mothers? now that's what i call good storytellin'! and oh the places it could have gone. maybe ellen burstyn wasn't available 9 years ago? but i think what i see as shippy is olivia's undying devotion to el no matter what--she totally went behind his back to help kathleen with her kooky granny and that to me is super-shippy.

in order for me to write a manifesto, i think i'd need to do some serious re-watching which i'm not sure i'm up to at this point. so i think you should just join me in my blindered viewing of season 10 svu. yes there is ship. in fact, there is ARMADA!!!! and yes it is good. in fact, IT JUST DEFEATED SPAIN!!!!! and LIV AND EL 4EVA!!! know what i'm saying, sistah?

surreallis
May. 27th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Haa! That's a relief actually, because I thought my shippy glasses were failing me and then I'd have to become a crying mess and end up homeless.

Yeah, I think they just came up with El's backstory only this season, which is a little extreme, I think. Because we already knew his father was a major asshole, so this kind of makes him even more tragic and heroic, but also a tad unbelievable. Crazy mom and abusive dad? Fucking yikes. How is he not in prison?? That's a whole lot of baggage to get over. But whatever. TV is TV and we love it for giving us angst. :P

Hey! Despite the non-shippy viewing, I HAVE been re-telling the eps to suit my own needs! So, I'm not completely guilty! I have to admit though, it totally helps to have someone going along with me for the ride and who isn't threatening to stop watching. Screw their puny canon! We will rebuild it. We can make it better, faster, manlier and with more smut!
la_tante
May. 27th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
MORE SMUT MORE SMUT MORE SMUT (amazing, i read your whole reply and this is the only thing i can say) MORE SMUT MORE SMUT MORE SMUT MORE SMUT (need i go on?)
la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
oh and your icon is sheer love love love!!!!


also you should totes get a conga line. there is no miserable in a conga line....
surreallis
May. 26th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Do you like it? It's pretty much the only thing I did this weekend. Ahaha.
la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
i love it. it is kinda perfect. you should write some rpf to go along with it, doncha think.............?
surreallis
May. 26th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I SO want to write a post-season 10 RPF, when they're still in limbo with contract negotiations and aren't sure if they'll be together next year or not.
la_tante
May. 27th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
oh please please do!! you know that chris and marish are second only to el/liv in my book. my oh my, that's a dirty book!

and i'd love to beta for you or brainstorm or any ole thing if you need it. i did read your meta-beta entry and totally get that you're mostly being your own but should you need an extra pair of eyes, do call.
xo
j

la_tante
May. 26th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
hey i have a question for you.....i can't get the file for s10e16 (ballerina)--if i miss that one, will i miss anything good? should i try harder?
surreallis
May. 26th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I had to go back and re-read my review of it. Well... it does guest-star Carol Burnett and Matthew Lillard, who are made of win. And it IS the first ep that Dale was in, but except for the Dale thing it isn't integral to the series or anything. You could just read my review if you wanted.

Ballerina.
la_tante
May. 27th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
ok here's the weird...i think netflix fucked up somehow and put that ep into an earlier season because i've totally seen that one! but your caps are so keeeooot! and matthew/carol rpf does totally write itself.....
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la_tante
May. 27th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
oh!! woohooo!! i will totes go see star trek again with you!! when and where, i says, when and where??? call meeeeee!

school is hard yo. i feel ya' sistah.
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