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Sunday, April 20th, 2014 07:53 am
Okay, I say this while not being entirely caught up on the show - I just finished the episode with Sif - but I think it would be a really interesting twist if it turned out that Skye was the Clairvoyant all along.
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 09:16 pm
I was just at Tesco. I did not previously know the checkout person.

CHECKOUT PERSON: So, that'll be £16.48.
MARN: (long pause) What happened in 1648? I thought it was the Spanish Armada. But that sounds like it should have been in 1548.
CHECKOUT PERSON: Yeah, that's definitely the Tudors. It was under Henry, wasn't it? The Mary Rose and all that.
MARN: I thought it was Elizabeth. Didn't Philip of Spain send the Armada because he wanted her to marry him?
CHECKOUT PERSON: Well, what you've gotta remember is, Spain as such didn't exist at the time. There were, like, two or three different states there, and then you've got the Holy Roman Empire making things more complicated...

(discussion continues for a while)

More of this, please.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 11:02 pm
Most of my set last night wasn't quite this lewd, but this was the only song that got recorded!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 07:26 am
The only thing less thrilling than Tax Day is having a dentist appointment on Tax Day.

I managed to finish e-filing on the afternoon of the 14th, after several days spent checking all the numbers TaxACT spit out, because on the first run it over-reported my state income by about $90,000 thanks to a glitch in how it transferred the information from my federal form 8949. OH OKAY THANKS.

When all was said and done, I owed less overall than I did last year, which was a relief, but with more state and less federal. When I went to authorize a direct debit from the state, the instructions said, "at least three days from the filing date, but no later than 4/15." So I put in 4/15, and it yelled at me about it not being three days out and wouldn't let me proceed until I changed it to 4/17. If the state comes after me for a late penalty, I will tell them to collect it from the TaxACT people.

At least they notified me that my state return was accepted. I didn't even get that satisfaction last year. Sheesh.

So after I got my teeth cleaned and ran a few errands, I came home to find Robby had completely dismantled the upstairs office so he could move things around, and I had a panic attack, because moving my stuff around without discussing it with me first is NOT OK. I like how the shelves are arranged now that he's done, but in the aftermath, it's even more egregious how much crap I have piled up there that I need to get rid of. I spent most of the evening boxing up the kids' outgrown clothes, which is NOT how I'd planned to spend my time.

Other things I need to do with the rest of my week include making uncomfortable phone calls, hemming my Easter outfit, and reading the comic books Mack lent me a few months ago. Hopefully next week will be less stressful. In the meantime, at least I have a Nickel Creek concert to look forward to tonight.
Monday, April 14th, 2014 08:13 pm
So I'm mainlining Big Bang Theory both in an effort to catch up and to inspire the epic Penny/Amy fic I need to write for a big bang. Nothing for the big bang idea, however, I do have two new poly ideas for Penny/Amy/Sheldon where the Sheldon/Penny side is purely platonic/buddies, the Sheldon/Amy is asexual/intelectual/emotion, and the Amy/Penny is emotional/sexual. Granted, this is my ideal OTP for the fandom, so yay for that.