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I'm Baaaaaack! Did'ja Miss Me? Did'ja?

After coming down with a influenza-like illness (my husband the doctor simply calls them I.L.I.'s, and I insist that it could not possibly be proper flu because I got my flu shot, damnit!, and I simply refuse to consider the possibility) and being under the weather since Monday, I have finally crawled out from under my rock and started facing life again. Thank goodness that hockey and figure skating ended on Saturday and we are in the pre-lacrosse and field hockey lull! Minimal chauffeuring duties and simple dinners were the order of the day(s).

Two things I noticed while I was lying blearily in the comfy chair, but still (apparently) wearing my fannish goggles:

Norfolk Southern says they provide "Shippers with a path to prosperity". Sounds good to me. I am awaiting their check with some eagerness. ;)

A new catalogue came this week from Hearthsong, a rather upscale toy concern. They are offering Flying Space Monkeys in this year's spring toy collection. I giggled especially hard because although there are unisex ones in the background of their picture in blue, tan, and red, the one in the foreground is pink, with long curved lashes and very eye-catching red lips. Perhaps a Space Monkey for the BadFic! Jack/Daniel stories which make Jack horrifyingly OTT macho, and Daniel a total queen?


I have glanced over the goings on while I was "away", but if you have anything in particular you want my input on, lemme know, and I'll go back and comment.


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Mar. 19th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
*giggles* about the Space Monkeys.

I'm sorry you've been sick. It sounds like you're a bit better though if you're able to write a post. Flu-like illnesses can be real nasty but I hope you continue to improve quickly. :)
Mar. 20th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes. I'm pretty much back to normal, and managed to do my full 8 km. route today, so I'm declaring myself so over that.
Mar. 19th, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better. And hmm...four space monkeys? Three male and one female? Which one is Teal'c do you think?
Mar. 20th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
The advertising copy says that the pink one has long lashes and red lips, the red one is apprehensive, the blue one has a toothy grin, and the tan one a friendly smile.

Given that Teal'c is not the pink monkey type, nor the apprehensive one, and that his grin at Cassie was a deliberate baring of the teeth, I'm guessing the blue one, leaving the red one to be Daniel in "Ummm....Jack. Maybe you shouldn't piss off the guys with the big, sharp, pointy spears?" mode, and Jack as the smiling tan one by default.
Mar. 19th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Sorry you've been sick and hope you are soon feeling fine again!

I love your icon--one of my all time favorite SG1 scenes is the one with Jack saying he feels fine and telling Teal'c to help him up, then falling flat on the floor. Teal'c is so hilarious in that scene!!

Melissa M.
Mar. 20th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
That scene never gets old. I tried to make an icon of that one, but all the screen caps of it I was able to take were just so dark that they just weren't up to snuff in a 100 pixel by 100 pixel format, no matter what futzing I did with brightness and contrast in photoshop!

I'm pretty much back to normal and able to get through my usual 5 mile loop today, albeit at a walking pace because the mud season roads made running too impractical for the duration. But I'll take your good wishes and run walk with them! ;)
Mar. 19th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry you've been sick. Good to hear you're on the mend! :)
Mar. 20th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
I am much better today, and was able to do my regular exercise route, albeit at a walking pace instead of running, but because it's mud season, and picking my way along on the dirt roads as is necessary to avoid getting into it up to my middle makes running impractical for the duration.

And, more importantly, I'm eating because I'm hungry, not because, well I really ought to try to have something. Thus my choice of icon. As much as I hate having an always ready and active appetite, I find it much more disturbing when it deserts me... uh, no pun intended.
Mar. 19th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, my sympathies about the flu! Bear in mind, when you get your flu shot, they always warn you that it won't guarantee No Flu, it just improves the odds . . .

For my part, there have been the usual parade of LOLMacs, and your presence there has been sorely missed!

Although I'm nearly finished with the epilogue to X Marks the Spot, I'm still not done, so you haven't missed any action there.
Mar. 20th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been told about the flu shot doesn't guarantee no flu, only a good chance that if one doesn't escape, at least it will likely be less severe. Inner!Thothmes is privately betting that that's exactly what happened, as flu is widespread around here. Outer!Thothmes is in total denial. Nope. No flu here.

I'm back up in the saddle (or at least in the sneakers) and able to do my full exercise routine now, so bring on that epilogue!
Mar. 20th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
There was one item that you might have missed, which was Etsy's ConfidentialityFAIL: http://lolmac.livejournal.com/268078.html

If you've ever bought anything there, you should know that your private details are now public knowledge.
Mar. 20th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Fortunately, I haven't, and I have read the postings of my flist. I just haven't been feeling up to commenting until very recently.

But thanks for looking out for me, and everyone else who would have read your posting.

It's (as you say) all the blameless artisans I feel for!
Mar. 19th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you're on the mend!

And Flying Space Monkeys? Hahaha. Awesome.
Mar. 20th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Yeah. Four different models of Flying Space Monkey. There's the pink one with the "girl" features, the red apprehensive one, the blue one with the toothy grin, and the tan one with the friendly smile.

The way I figure it is this:

Pink - Sam (duh!)
Red - Daniel in "Uhhh, Jack, could you maybe not piss off the guys with the big, sharp, pointy spears?" mode
Blue - Teal'c (think smiling for Cassie mode)
Tan - Jack by default, perhaps with his "Maybourne I'm pissed as hell and not allowed to say so, so I'm gonna give my creepy little angry smile" mode.
Mar. 20th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ha, Space Monkeys!

I'm glad you're feeling better and hope you're completely back to good health now!
Mar. 21st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Yep. All better.

Just in time to go on my regular 5 mile loop largely on the dirt roads in mud season, but then that is simply an unavoidable fact of life here for a few weeks. I find picking my gingerly way from dry less soupy spot to less soupy spot much more fun than the alternative - going my entire distance on the paved road, with the cars whizzing by at 55 m.p.h.
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