Recs, recs and more recs

Okay, so...It's come to my attention that, while the memory feature of livejournal is a wonderful, fantastic's kind of irritating when I want to save an awesome story that's, you know, *not* on LJ. 

Now, granted this doesn't happen very often in SGA fandom but my current obsession with it will, eventually, back off somewhat and I'll remember the numerous other fandoms I love. So, since I've started actually *using* my LJ frequently, I thought I'd maybe stick a post up here and start a central favorites list. 

It will probably grow slowly, but every so often when I have a lazy Saturday afternoon (much like this one, which actually spawned the idea in the first place), it might grow in leaps and bounds. 

Yes, yes, I know. I could actually create a website but, a.) I don't know how and b.) I'm too damned lazy to learn. 


You get this instead. :G: 

Now here's the caveat: this is *not* a be-all, end-all list of Excellence in Fandom. This is strictly going by what *I* like. Therefore, there may be some absolutely *brilliant* stories out there that won't make it into this post, not that I'm expecting any heavy traffic through my LJ that will care, anyway. The most notable by absence will be anything tragic. I like my happy endings, people, and if it rips my heart out, stomps all over it and *doesn't* put it back together at the end? 

Not gonna be here. Just a warning, 'cause if by some miracle, people started coming through and seeing this, I don't wanna hear, "But you missed (insert brilliant but heartrending story here)." If it fits the above criteria, nope, I didn't. I just didn't include it. 

If, however, your taste is in synch with mine, then enjoy!

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That's it for now. More to come in the future. 

Updated 04/12/08 with 10 new recs.


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Rest in Peace....

My uncle Richard passed away this morning at 1:22am CST at the age of 47 from pancreatic cancer.

We knew this was coming. His doctors had the whole family called and I drove to Baylor and back (3 hour trip each way) on Sunday afternoon when I had to be at work at 6am Monday morning.

Several months back, I wrote a post in which I described his incredible weight loss and how bad he looked....I had no idea. None.

When I went to visit this Sunday, I almost did not recognize him. He quite literally looked like a Holocaust survivor. I have never in my life seen anyone look like he did. It was beyond terrible.

He was in so much pain by that point that they had him on 60mg of Dilaudid per *hour* and he never woke up to speak to us. As far as I know, he spoke to my aunt the day before, on Saturday and that was the last time he was coherent. He got progressively weaker and finally died this morning.

It's....odd. I knew this was coming and had prepared for it, but still. It was very difficult this morning to keep my composure when Mom was already.....her usual self. I was a little irritated with myself because I was quite weepy all day at work today.

Anyway, family is flying in and he's being brought back to his hometown to be buried in the same cemetery as his mother, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great grandparents (yes, we've been in this town a very long time).

I guess that's it tonight...not much energy to do anything right now.

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Hello! Not Dead Yet.

Hmm. Thought I should come and stick my head in to at least dust my journal off a bit....

Wow, it's been like a month and a half since I posted anything, but my internet time has suddenly been taken up with life on the forum. I restarted the Six Week Body Makeover a while back and I'm trying to keep up with a circle of friends on there for support. Not bad so far.... 22 pounds lost in 3 weeks.

Yeah, I know, that sounds like a lot, but when you're *very* heavy, weight comes off very easily at first. It's just keeping with it when every pound is a struggle that's hard.

Anyway, the provida forum and keeping up with the healthy cooking requirements has kept me from having much (any) fandom time at all. My poor LJ is feeling so neglected. :-(

I'll have to try and make it over here more often. Maybe I'll post my weight updates here, in order to keep track. :is thoughtful:

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No Willpower

None. Absolutely zilch.

Did I fold before the siren call of a mobile library?

Oh man, I can't even tell you how fast........ My Kindle will be here on Friday. I looked at the ridiculous $400 price tag and thought, "What the hell? What's another $20?!" and shipped it overnight as well. I've got 12 books all lined up to buy as soon as it gets here and added together, they total $69. Not too bad.

But still. *No* willpower.

Bad Moria. No cookie. /o\
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Hit and Run Pimp - Fold It!

I don't know if this is possible, or if it's one of those things that sounds too good to be true because it is, you might guess from scanning my journal, the thought of a potential cancer cure is a *fabulous* thing in my view!!

This is the most *ingenious* thing I've ever seen!! Somebody out there is definitely a brilliant 'outside the box' type of a thinker!!

Get out there and play a cool computer game for the good of your fellow man!

Fold It!
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Me waaaant...!

So, being the complete *geek* growing up who adored ST:TNG beyond all reason (and seriously? Wesley was just the cutest thing EVAH to my pre-pubescent 9-year-old self!), it was only to be expected that when I first saw the Kindle, my mind immediately shrieked,

"Datapad!!! Awesome!!!"


Dude. I *want* this!! I really, really freaking *want* one!! :makes googoo eyes at ridiculously expensive tech toy:

Hmm. My economic stimulus check is due to be deposited in 2 weeks. I *could* buy it....

F-list, please be the voice of reason and tell me that I don't need to spend *$400* on a device that holds my entire library and is the width of a pencil while weighing 10oz! Tell me I don't need to have instant access to Wikipedia or the ability to find and buy any book that strikes my fancy within 60 seconds (I *really* don't need that one...I'll be broke for the rest of my life!). I totally *do not need this*!



:drools on the keyboard while staring lustfully at Amazon's Kindle page:
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Snitched from gillianinoz

(She always finds the coolest stuff!!)

Small suburb of Dallas, Texas

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks? 
A creek

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called?
A basket

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?
A porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?
Cokes (this is kind of a Southern United States thing...doesn't matter if it's a Coke or a Pepsi or a Sprite, in general conversation, they're all called 'Cokes'.)

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?
Swim Trunks, or just Trunks

12. Shoes worn for sports?
Tennis Shoes

13. Putting a room in order?
Straightening up. (As opposed to 'cleaning', if you actually bust out the vacuum or broom and feather duster and go to town!)

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?
Lightning Bugs

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down?

17. How do you eat your pizza?
By hand (trying to figure out what the other option would be...why in the world would you eat your pizza with a fork?)

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Garage Sale

19. What's the evening meal?

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Water fountain.

These are a few Gillian added from her years in fanfic...

The back part of a car that opens up and you put stuff in?
A trunk (as opposed to "trunks", which means swimwear for males, as stated above ;-)

The little box that you step into and it takes you to the next floor?
An elevator

Concrete path that you walk on?
A sidewalk

Handheld light that takes batteries that you use to see at night?
A flashlight

Knitted garment for all ages that warms you from the waist up?
A sweater.

Cloth wrapped around a baby?
A diaper

Babies sleep in?
A crib

Babies pushed around in?
A stroller
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