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Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014, 09:58 am
Superb Owl

There is, apparently, some sporting event or other today. I suspect it has something to do with Tom Riddle, as the organizers get very touchy when someone tries to actually use the name of the thing. Fortunately, a simple slide of one letter to the left produces Superb Owl, a much more glorious thing to celebrate.

What are your plans for this year's commercial-laden testosterone fest? I'm going to get a pizza this afternoon, work on music, play too much Marvel Puzzle Quest, and wait for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier teaser, for which there was a teaser the other day:

This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1647274.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)

We're at a housefilk for a good chunk of the day (hopefully avoiding the crowds in our journey to Brooklyn), and should be home in time for me to see the second half should it be a good game. I am a big football fan, but the bloat of the Super Bowl, the endless halftime show, the usually witless ads, none of it grabs me unless there is actually a good game happening. And at the end of the day, I still prefer baseball, which doesn't suffer from the excess.

BTW, Tom, any reaction to JKR's comments about Harry and Hermione, being that you have always shipped them?

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)

Warehouse 13/baking marathon.

Also, WTF is up with Natasha's stance/walk in the still? That has to be one of the least stable poses I have ever seen on a heroine who wasn't anitmated.

Edited at 2014-02-02 04:37 pm (UTC)

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)

What are you implying? It's not as if they Photoshopped one of the most beautiful and recognizable women in the --


Yeah, it's pretty damn stupid. Nothing up yet at The Hawkeye Initiative about it, but it shouldn't be too long.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)

Hang around the house. Lizzie is feeling better. I'm still stuck inside for a few days.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)

Glad Lizzie's better. Hugs to you both.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)

Is football not over yet? It's gorram February.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)

Dude, you know that if they could, they'd pipe football 24/7. At least this is it for a few months.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure what all I'll be doing. I spent nearly all of yesterday at the computer playing games and such so I don't really want to do it two days in a row. I think I'll go outside for a short walk (I hope all the sidewalks have been shoveled by now). Maybe make a fast trip to the market for some things. Hopefully get a jump on the end-of-weekend chores. Generally not try to spend the day sitting and staring at a screen. It's fun to do every once in a while, but I need variety.

At least I got around to trying out Shadowrun Returns. It's fun, but the save game feature needs work. There's only autosave and since you can make radically different characters for replay value you can only do them one at a time. If you want to switch from your Troll samurai to a human mage you're SOL.

ETA some people did not shovel their walks and the street plows made a few intersections impassible on the sidewalks. But it was nice to get outside.

Good luck on the music. I hope we get to hear some of it soon.

ETA again
I remember this on PZ's blog how the Wall Street Journal broke down the time spent on an average game. It's kind of sad if you think about it.


Edited at 2014-02-02 06:39 pm (UTC)

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)

You're hooked on Marvel Puzzle Quest too? *sigh* Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so frustrating. I work hard to get 200 points, go to sleep and wake up to find I've lost 300 points. And they wonder why there's such a high drop-out rate.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)

I don't play this, so how can you lose 300 points when you aren't even playing?

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)

Sunday night contra dance at Glen Echo park.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)


Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)

I've already seen the Budweiser commercial with the puppy and the Clydesdales. Why else do I need to watch? I would rather spend the time reading.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)

Got that. I'm gonna link to a page with all the commercials tomorrow.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)

Going to wait until the game starts, then go grocery shopping. It's kind of an annual thing with me - I like being all alone in the store.

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)

Smart. I tried going at about 1:30 and it was pretty crowded. They opened up the express lane with the slowest check-out clerk. Behind me was a woman who had about twice the number of maximum items for the express check out with a big line behind of of people who know how to count. I pointed it out to her and she said, "What are they going to do, arrest me?" CWAA!
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Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)

We'll be watching the game too, and have a crockpot of turkey chili that should be ready just in time for kickoff. Plus tortilla chips and salsa for additional munching.

To answer your question, I suspect the distaste some folks have for sports comes from high school where athletes tended to be at the top of the social order and folks like us tended to be at the bottom. Thus, the sports world holds bad memories for a lot of us.

Not for me though - I'm similar in that I have a sports-fan father that I'm close with. Also went to a private high school with no football team. So I don't have those negative associations (though I certainly sympathize with those who do.)

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)

Fannish gathering at a Berkeley coffee shop. Enjoying a rare rainy day in California. (Figures - the rest of the country is under tons of snow and California is drying up.)

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)

Listen, we'll happily ship 6-10" of snow out your way....

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)

I'll be recuperating from a stomach bug (not sure yet if it's an insect or an arachnid) and playing way too much Drakensang inbetween "border runs" while my wife and her brother watch the sporting event. I might even watch a little TV at some point...

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)

I expect I'll be working at the sewing machine… Most of the housemates are out of town, so there's no pressure to hang out in the living room (I'd only be watching for the commercials anyway). Hope it's a good game for those who like such things!

ETA - okay, I admit it.. I did turn on the TV for a bit while eating dinner. I re-watched The End of Time pt 2.

Edited at 2014-02-03 02:34 am (UTC)

Sun, Feb. 2nd, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)

It's Monday morning where I am, and I'd better leave or I'll be late for work.

Mon, Feb. 3rd, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
qnvhrtz: Superb Owl Activity

I have been napping and doing homework for my class on "Continuous Improvement in Operations".