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Satisfaction, Satisfaction, Sadness and Squick
     I've had myself a weekend, and I've had myself a Sunday, and for the most part I'm feeling OK about it. Them. Whatever. And now we go under the cut, like it says.
  • First, I had a very enjoyable evening Saturday, over at our friend Jack's. Just five friends and lots of good food and discussion. The downside was that BB couldn't come along, because he felt miserable - half unshakeable weariness, half all-over body aches. Today, he guessed that a new anti-migraine medication one of his doctors is trying him on has caused the involuntary hibernation; a shame, since it had been working quite nicely. A good party, a necessary piece of medical detection - both good.  
  • In the: Yes, I Am Clearly An Obsessive Fangirl category, I spent about four hours going through all the recommended stories on the Calufrax site, getting their names, so that I won't inadvertently recommend one that's already had that honor when I pull a week of recc'ing duties. Printed out every story title - gosh, there are a lot of 26,000-word titles out there in the world. Folks, every time you put a 26,000 word title on your fic, a moron like me gets carpal tunnel syndrome. Please think of the stupidly obsessive fangirl types who forgot to use the damned Notepad function. And, yes, I've used at least one or two 26,000 thousand titles. (Yes. Four hours. What?)
  • This morning, I phoned my Dad and my brother. The first I'd meant to do for a couple of weeks, but had avoided - and for no other reason than that he's become harder to communicate with since moving into the assisted living residence. When I stop talking, he is silent, or obviously working hard to come up with something to say. I feel so bad, and so frustrated with myself, but I am continuing to write letters to him, and include a self-addressed stamped envelope so he's encouraged to communicate that way, and it might be easier for him. Talking to my brother later just made my heart ache. His heart is so torn up, and so empty since his marriage broke up, and there isn't a damned thing I can do for him except tell him I love him. I'll keep doing it.
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  • In between watching fast, strong, flexible, determined people in various states of undress, sports dress and spandex sparkles in The Middle Kingdom, I turned to WTTW and saw, to my delight, Masterpiece and, lo, it was an Inspector Lynley mystery, y'all! Woo-hoo! w00t, even!!!  I love Inspector Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Sergeant Havers (Sharon Small). But as I watched the story, "Know Thine Enemy" I felt a little sick, because it was way too frakkin' reminiscent of the Bernardo-Homulka murders of Canadian infamy. The actress playing the female criminal (the wonderfully-named Honeysuckle Weeks, really sold her character. Christ.
   
And that's the report from CasaKaffyr, boys and girls. I kept it under the cut because it's so long. If you got to this line of print, why, then  - thank you.

Comments

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gerisullivan
Aug. 18th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update. Good times at Jack's are a treasure, even just to read about.

I send many healing thoughts in your brother's direction.
kaffyr
Aug. 18th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Thanks, my dear. Have you survived the last couple of weeks? You're still traveling, right? Take care of yourself!
gerisullivan
Aug. 19th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm home, after dragging myself slowly here on Friday...a mere three days after I landed in Massachusetts following Big Fun in Denver. Beautiful downtown there; I hope to go back someday in more relaxing circumstances.
mizzlaurajean
Aug. 18th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Hey did you catch that the next episode of Inspector Lynley is that last one ever????

Why do they hate freedom?????????
kaffyr
Aug. 18th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
I hope it isn't, but I'm completely in the dark.

Oh, noes, they hatez freedom? Noooooo!!!!
mjlayman
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
That's what the English guy who is introducing the Mysterys this summer said. Not fair, huh.
calapine
Aug. 18th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hullo!

You've enabled the privacy options for your messages so I can't respond there. Ta v much for letting me know. Yes, indeed, I didn't add in an author tag there, and have corrected the omission.
kaffyr
Aug. 18th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for getting back to me, and for adding the author tag - I appreciate it! Can you tell me more about the message situation? I've looked at my message page, and at first glance it looks as if I've enabled everything for reception, but I'm going to check all the FAQs, to see if I've missed something, or am looking in the wrong place. Anything you can tell me will be helpful, I know.
calapine
Aug. 18th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I know little - that was just the message I got when I tried to reply. I assume there is a button somewhere that has it switched to either no messages or friends only.
kaffyr
Aug. 18th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks - will investigate!
madtruk
Aug. 18th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you did have a weekend! When it comes to parents, I also avoid calling mine...what I find though, is the longer its been , the harder that call gets...you?

Sorry about BB's migraines-may he mend and stay mended!
kaffyr
Aug. 18th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely correct about the difficulty being exascerbated by length of time. And thanks for the good anti-migraine wishes.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 18th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
In the "Perky 'Canada' Has Own Government, Laws" Department
Reuters reports that Canadian Federal officials have approved a new digital smut TV channel. "We want to be Canada's adult channel and I think to do that, 15 percent wouldn't cut it," Donnelly said. They are expected to have at least 50% Canadian content. It was not reported how much of that would comprise haughty Quebecois pretending not to understand English. That's a fetish that even some folks in the US could cultivate. Rawr.

http://tinyurl.com/5uza4j

This random post was sent mostly to amuse BB. I hope it works.

MMB, still not logging in (where's that pesky password at?)
kaffyr
Aug. 18th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Re: In the "Perky 'Canada' Has Own Government, Laws" Department
Who's to say I mightn't get a kick out of it, too? Will pass on to BB, though. Find that password, son, so's you can see my friend's list posts.
mjlayman
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Hey, hey, I'm watching that Inspector Lynley Mystery later tonight, on tape! (S'okay, I don't really mind spoilers.)
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