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Jul. 15th, 2017 06:09 pm
complicat: (Donna - fingers: cowboyhd)
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Braced for the new Doctor reveal tomorrow, yay! Although also kind of wish they could keep it a secret until the actual regeneration like back in the day (or maybe it was just that back in the day no one was really bothered until it actually happened). Whatever they do, I hope they choose someone interesting. Really hope it isn't Kris Marshall because that would be a tedious choice - another white male plus he's been the favourite for ages so it would be a big anticlimax. I've only seen him in light comedy roles too so can't really see him as the Doctor.

For both the Eleven and Twelve announcements there was a sudden surge in betting in the few days prior, so judging by that then Jodie Whittaker is looking good. Which I would be OK with and I'd quite like a female Doctor now - didn't really want one last time round but I think the time is right (though do we want Chibnall writing her? I remember Cyberwoman). And there have been several hints in the last series that that is where we are heading, although that could just be Moffat trolling us till the very end, heh!

Phoebe Waller-Bridge would have been a great choice too, although she has denied it plus it would have very probably meant no more Fleabag. Nice to see Patterson Joseph still somewhere on the list of candidates too - we can but dream!

Wonder how much of a song and dance they will make about the announcement this time. PC's introduction was way over the top, IMO. MS's was pretty low key and I don't even remember DT's - don't think there was an actual TV announcement for it? Not quite sure where they can go after the last one (unless Thirteen actually lands the TARDIS on Centre Court and pops out for a game or two with Roger Federer).

The one thing we can be sure of is that whoever has been chosen, some people will be really pissed off.
bluemeridian: (NF :: Tomatoes)
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So many photos. At least they're resized so they should load decently? If you want to see one larger, just click on it (or open in new tab).

old wooden sign with Beagle Pups For Sale hand lettered in black paint on a white background
Last Saturday, D went to an auction and his purchases included the contents of some sheds on the property, most of which was scrap metal (or is now anyway). He found this sign laying flat in one old cabinet, so covered with dust you couldn't read it. And now it's mine.

On to the garden pictures! )


Jul. 13th, 2017 04:17 pm
bluemeridian: (NF :: Basil)
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Today's the kind of day that would be both better and worse if I were working for someone else. To be fair, that's true of most days, but this one is a little more evenly matched than the usual scale tip in favor of better self-employed. The weather has me in a serious case of brain fog and that completely saps my self-motivation skills, and going into the week without a specific schedule of things to accomplish hasn't helped (although they might just have been more things not getting accomplished, honestly). Being woke up between 4 and 6 am by pounding rain 3 days this week might also have something to do with it.

Fortunately, there's very little chance of rain for the next 7 days in the forecast, and tomorrow looks to be partly sunny, so that's a definite upswing. Today is full clouds after 10 in/25.4 cm of rain in the last 4 days: 5 in/12.7 cm the first half of Monday, 3 in/7.62 cm in 2-3 hours Wednesday, and almost another 2 in/5.08 cm in 2 hours this morning. Needless to say, we're a little waterlogged. Our property has been doing okay in terms of drainage at least, even with all the ditches* full and river up. The drainage tile we installed the last two years is paying off and the new raised beds are basically my favorite thing ever now.

*Shallow types and the ones deep enough to swallow an SUV because farm country in "former" swamp ground

Anyway, I didn't plan a lot for this week because I've worked a little ahead and wanted to use that cushion to catch-up on household chores and other random things while the weather was the inconvenient-for-work sort. Which means feeling guilty for not getting a lot accomplished is like feeling you frittered away a weekend reading when you'd planned to do spring cleaning; it's really not the end of the world, but I think I'm always discomfited by a drop in motivation, regardless of how often it happens. Gotta love social conditioning.

I have at least caught up on laundry, kept myself fed (D's been running on food we both contributed to last week and weekend, whereas I wanted to use some of what's coming out of the garden), and accomplished some low key volunteering and errands including Jack's annual check-up, so that's all something. Basically it's a brain squirrels situation where they're confused due to being atmospherically stoned. Or something. I have a half dozen tabs open of DW posts to comment on so if you get one of those, uh, hopefully they're coherent.

Don't I sound like exactly the kind of person that should be wielding sharp knives in the kitchen in a few hours? Tonight is Thai basil chicken (aka Gai Pad Krapow per The Woks of Life, which is the recipe I'm largely following, but using hand chopped chicken thighs and also jalapeƱos because I'm weak). This is the primary reason I'm growing so much Thai basil in the first place - I put in a few plants last year, made this dish, and fell absolutely in love. I've yet to see this type of basil available anywhere around me and I only sighted seedlings a couple of times in other areas of the state this past spring.

Ideally, I'll even have pictures to share tomorrow once the sun comes out. I mean, ideally I'd also have some recs and also clean the counters, scrub the other half the floor I started last week, etc., so we'll see how that goes but it could happen.
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I have realized that I will never again fit into some of my suits.  If anyone reading this knows someone starting a professional career who could use a bunch of blazers, skirt suits, and pant suits in women's size 6, let me know; if not, I will give them to my local Suited for Change, which helps women with professional outfits.


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