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06:16 pm - Randomosity, Post #66
1) The humidity has returned, and with it, some heat.
2) [stabs humidity]
3) [realizes humidity cannot be harmed by stabbing]
4) [sulks]
5) I've also been recovering from allergy-testing, wherein I spent an afternoon being touched and/or needled with various antigens. The result: I have broken the scale in terms of being super-allergic to dustmites, with grasses and cats not far behind. My allergies to trees, some molds, and dogs are, like, just average allergies, without the superpowers of the other ones. Immunotherapy to come.
6) In Orlando, the king cobra which escaped from its cage (on an acreage dedicated to 'rescuing' exotic animals) a month ago has been found... in a neighbor's garage, under a clothes dryer. I have this to say: OH HELL NO.
7) Indiana Jones and I are as one with regard to snakes.
8) Other than living in the natural world, I have been just barely keeping up with work. Let us not speak of next week, because gaaah.
9) I've been so tired that I've found myself sucked into NCIS New Orleans. I've watched Original Flavor NCIS at my dad's house -- he being the world's oldest Ziva fanboy, and therefore no longer attached to the show since she's gone -- but I'd never much cared for that kind of show and I haven't sought out its offshoots.
10) But there's something pleasantly ITV-detective-show and found-family about NCIS New Orleans. Scott Bakula has aged well, CCH Pounder is cool as the ME, and there's interesting chemistry between Lucas Black and new regular Shalita Grant (could be best mates, could be something else if they chose). I'll keep watching.
11) However, if Gary Cole ever guest-stars I'll have to nope on out of there. Sure, Lucas Black is all grown up now, but I still remember Sheriff Buck. Don't invite the Devil to New Orleans, y'all.
12) Speaking of the Devil, though, I'm looking forward to Lucifer in a few months, which looks like deliciously campy, trashy fun. (But oh, Gary, Miranda would be SO disappointed in you.) (Also -- Principal Wood, yikes!)
13) Also, sooner, The Librarians. In my head there's a link here, because Lucifer looks like early Angel the Series, and so of course my mind goes to Christian Kane...
14) So what's cool with you? I hope you have a list of awesomeness. :)

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:October 8th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I am feeling a bit heartbroken, weatherwise, myself...we had such a nice spell! And now we are back in the mid90s every day and dammit I want to have all the windows open.

Sorry about all the allergies. One good thing about leaving Austin, I hope to have left Cedar Fever behind.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 8th, 2015 10:54 pm (UTC)
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I feel your pain. When the air-conditioner kicked in this afternoon, I made a mournful little sound....

Cheers and no Cedar Fever for you!
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From:anne_d
Date:October 8th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
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I hope all that immunotherapy brings you much relief.

Don't know from awesomeness, but there have been some moments of quiet satisfaction this week.

[hugs]

Edited at 2015-10-08 11:10 pm (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for quiet satisfaction! Hurrah for you! [hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:October 9th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
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Such sympathies for the allergies, not the superpowered characteristic anyone would choose.

I had a severe spasm of NCIS-ness and totally agree with your father about the awesomeness of Ziva.

"Someone's at the door" is one of the most frightening sentences ever.

Lucifer does look fun. I shall put a pin in it.

Awesomenesses here include coming home from the library with both Jenny Lawson's "Furiously Happy" and Rainbow Rowell's "Carry On", and I'm crocheting small skulls for my friend who has taken the notion to make a Day of the Dead Mermaid. (I've already warned her that I might steal it when it's finished.)
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From:mamculuna
Date:October 9th, 2015 01:22 am (UTC)
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Loving your icon, but may have said that before!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2015 02:39 pm (UTC)
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Yes, breaking the scale of strength of allergies is NOT a good superpower. :)

Clearly, hurray for Ziva!

And yes, American Gothic scared the crap out of me back in the day. [shiver]

Hugs hugs for books and crocheting! That Day of the Dead Mermaid sounds wicked cool -- as are you. :)

Hugs thrice!
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From:gwynnega
Date:October 9th, 2015 01:20 am (UTC)
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RE: the snake: OH HELL NO! (But at least they caught the cobra.)

We are embarking on another heat wave, though not super humid. I hope autumn returns to both of us soon!
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Autumn needs to happen for us! Because we appreciate it, Gwynne!

[hugs hugs and no snakes, esp cobras]
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From:mamculuna
Date:October 9th, 2015 01:21 am (UTC)
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O allergies! I'm going to be extremely fascinated to hear about the immunotherapy. Having itchy eyes with permanent new lenses is not good, and I need a cure! Hope it works really well for you.

In these parts, being alive is super-cool, with plus points for house still standing, car not washed away, and power on. We're not to drink the water without boiling, so have a lot boiled, plus many bottles brought with me from the beach. A certain amount of survivor's guilt, here on my hilltop, but at least this time the rich were struck equally with the poor (not that any should have suffered, but so often it's the poor who live in the bottom lands...)

Also cool is the glorious weather. I can remember times when I was much more victimized by the weather, and the return of sun and dry air didn't seems as deeply ironic as you'd think, but more of a gift.

I'm also liking Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Boys series (probably aimed at persons about 1/5 my age, but that never stopped me).

And contemplating a return to Nano...



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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Allergy drops are the European protocol for treatment, and there's good evidence that they're (mostly) effective. I will report back.

I am so glad that house, car, and power are still there for you! No need for survivor's guilt at all. [hugs hugs]

Cheers for your plans for Nano!
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From:janus_74
Date:October 9th, 2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Hopefully the immunotherapy helps, glad the testing is over.

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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
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I hope it works too. My brother who is a fellow allergy-sufferer uses the drops and finds them good at knocking back the allergy reactions, albeit not completely eradicating them. I'll take it. :)

Cheers for your day!
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From:paratti
Date:October 9th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I think Scott Bakula's voice has finally grown up and that makes all the difference. Indianna Jones is totally right regardsing snakes.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 9th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
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I knew you would understand my dislike of snakes! :)

Hugs hugs, mate.

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