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Okay, I give up: Elementary is completely delightful. I love Joan. Sherlock is adorable. Their relationship is great. And yay for bees!
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Disclaimer: No zombies are included in this post.

Hi! I haven't done one of these in ages, but I love you all, and I have things to share! IT LIVES. THE LINKS POST LIVES.

Happy Sunday!

Links: Happy-making Vids )

Links: Things to Make & Do )

Links: Science! )

Links: Misc. Neato and/or Silly )

Links: Stuff I Want )

Links: Fannish Misc. )

And that has been the Sunday Links post! Back again (maybe) next week.
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At first I wasn't going to do this, because I thought I didn't have many of the items, but no, no I do.

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic presses, margarita glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, food processors, ice cream makers, takoyaki makers, fondue sets, and mandolines languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.
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Guys, I escaped the self-herding goats, general lack of connectivity, and skin-destroying climate of southwest africa, and am back home. (Only temporarily escaped, though. Am probably returning with a contract position in January.) And I have access to a loaner computer! Whoohoo!

What are the fannish haps? Anything hit the fan while I was gone?


May. 11th, 2012 09:07 am
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Ladies and gents, would you want to read this romance novel?

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I have a pot of hamburger barley soup and three loaves of homemade bread. Yay, provisioned!

recipes, in case you'd like to make these things too )
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How the hell are people downloading Avengers already?
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I'm getting a lot of kudos on Good, In The Latin, one of my very very few fanworks. I guess it's been recced somewhere? Thank you, reccer, whoever you are! Thank you people who are reading and clicking the kudos button and sending me happiness!

Also, wow, my single lonely West Wing fic has the highest hit count of any of my stories! Who would've thought?
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Dear Benedict Cumberbatch,

Re: this -

I take it back: you should absolutely keep dating socialites.

Best wishes,

(I realize dude's gotta eat, but come ON.)
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I have saved this image as "Fucking hell, Tim DeKay" because of. Well. Reasons that have to do with ARMS. and CHEST. and SMOLDERING EYES.
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Georgia Rep. Yasmin Neal is my new hero. GRATE JUSTICE.

From CNN: Georgia Democrats propose limitations on vasectomies for men
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I have made myself a fannish twitter! You can find me at @barelymerrily. Add me and I shall add you back!
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I'm super bored, guys. It's Reading Week. I elected to spend the week hanging out with my pregnant sister (very overdue! ALL THE OVERDUE!) to be an extra pair of hands if the baby showed up. The baby hasn't shown up, and I don't want to study. I have been reduced to glum eating of cookies and searching for interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch that I haven't yet read.

Seriously, if you have any entertaining tidbits to offer - even those that aren't about a 6 foot ginger - I will take them. Save me from ennui, dudes.
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Guys, I was bawling by the end of this.

(If you can't see the embed, this It Gets Better vid by the San Fran Police Department is available on YouTube here.)
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I've been hitting the gym religiously for the last two months. It's been a good distraction from all the terrible things that 2011 brought to the party, and also the bit where I'm having an early-30s life crisis.

I've lost about 15 lbs, and my muscle tone has improved dramatically.


It turns out that when you are genetically coded for generous, R. Crumb-esque thighs, neither a running or weightlifting practice will do much to reduce them. No, instead they are turning into equally-diametred muscle.

On one hand, yay, less jiggle. On the other hand, I would like to find some pants that fit, goddamnit.

I'm basically resigned to spending a good chunk of my disposable income on tailoring from here on in.
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Flatmate: Mer, you've just sighed, like, a billion times.

Me: I have a problem.

Flatmate: What kind of problem?

Me: I have a crush on an unobtainable man.

Me: I'm slightly comforted by the fact that I am not the only one with this problem.

Flatmate: You're talking about that Sherlock dude again, aren't you.

Me: ... Yes.

Flatmate: You're never going to date him.

Me: Let's just pretend otherwise for, like, five minutes.
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Here, have some hot guys with incredible legs dancing in heels. You're welcome.

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The interview I just had didn't feel all that great.

Oh well. At least my hat's in the ring.


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