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clubgetright replied to your post “in happier news… i’ve been rewatching “The Closer.”  I so love Brenda…”

I used to love The Closer so so hard… I will definitely have to schedule a re-watch!

It really stands up so far. I’m well into S3 and there’s so many little things that I’d forgotten, and I’m really impressed at how deftly they showed Brenda’s character soften and become a leader instead of the initial dictator position she was used to holding, and expected to be, when she arrived in Priority Homicide. And I love how utterly confident she is in herself and her abilities.

princessgeorge replied to your post “in happier news… i’ve been rewatching “The Closer.”  I so love Brenda…”

I loved that relationship a whole lot too. Really great.

They’re SO SO wonderful to watch. I like Fritz so much, and how he’s both dependable and completely open with his feelings both in love and frustration/anger. And how he makes Brenda, who constantly has 80 million possibilities running through her brain as she tries to sort out which one is correct and key to solving a murder, he makes her focus on the issue at hand and continually pushes her to declare her desires and feelings when all of her training has shown her how to “win” by perceiving everything and taking herself out of the equation. 

Like I said, I’m only into season three but I’m falling in love with them all over again :)

Friday Apr 18 12am  3 notes

 
 

princessgeorge replied to your post “ugh, yesterday kicked my ass. actually, the whole week kicked my ass….”

They’re sort of adjacent to a lot of interesting questions about family/career but aren’t taking them on and don’t seem likely to. Which is a missed opportunity.

That’s a fantastic point. Plotwise, this is the second “oops” pregnancy — not just in the series, but in this season. They did “my life is empty/worthless with a baby” with Ann. Considering how much of the series is about Leslie and her career and ambitions, I would have much preferred them asking those questions instead of it just being a repeat of “oops” and “our lives are worthless without babies!” 

Sunday Apr 13 10am  1 note

 
 

ugh, yesterday kicked my ass. actually, the whole week kicked my ass. yesterday just pushed me over. i’ll catch up on life… eventually.

princessgeorge replied to your post “my not surprising unpopular parks & rec opinion [[MOR] i haven’t…”

I’m about the same - I’ll watch but I’ll let it pile up, and it’s just nowhere near as good as it used to be. Which still makes it an OK show. But I’m not really invested. (Aside: I need to talk to you abt Fleuvogs, will msg you!)

I feel the way I did about HIMYM — i kept watching although i didn’t really care about anyone anymore. It wasn’t until Barney’s manipulation of Robin, where he broke her down again and again, was brushed away with “oh, but it’s okay because he proposed and isn’t that the most romantic thing ever?!?” that i was so angry that I gave it up. 

I’m not angry with Parks, just disappointed. I just checked my TIVO and realized that i missed even more than I thought, and I have very little interest in checking them out. That makes me sad — I miss the excited anticipation, the ache I had for everything to come in those 30 minutes. I’m sad that at 10pm on a Thursday, i realize that I’d forgotten that Parks was even on that night.

slackmistress replied to your post “my not surprising unpopular parks & rec opinion [[MOR] i haven’t…”

I feel like it’s become about the situations and not about the characters. (I feel the same way about Community, too) That always ruins it for me.

From the Parks season premiere, I was disappointed in how the writers seemed to forget who their characters were — well, aside from RON BEING ALL-KNOWING SAGE. And with forgetting who their characters are, their character arcs and paths feel patched together rather than the deliberate and lovely arcs they’d had in seasons earlier. I agree, we don’t need wacky situations — the show handled wacky in the most entertaining and engaging way when it was placed in relatable situations. 

(Aside from the premiere, I haven’t seen Community this season, but i can see that happening.)

rikyl replied to your post “my not surprising unpopular parks & rec opinion [[MOR] i haven’t…”

That’s too bad but understandable. I don’t really trust this show like I used to, in regards to how they’re going to handle this.

I’m a big believer in “trust the tale, not the teller,” but I don’t trust the show at all. I honestly feel like the endgame is now “hey, wasn’t it funny that i wanted to be President? That was so dumb of me — HAVING BABIES IS WAY MORE IMPORTANT!” We’ve already seen them spend two seasons explaining why Ann and Chris were a bad match only to turn around and say “HEY! BABIES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN A COMPATIBLE RELATIONSHIP! EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE BABIES!”

And with Diane getting pregnant, that’s three pregnancies in one season. Is it lazy storytelling or a deliberate message that the only important thing in life is to have babies? I’m just not interested in following the Ann and Leslie sharing their pregnancy/labor/child-rearing adventures. 

Part of why I’m so disappointed in that is because the show did such a wonderful job of illustrating the idea of making a family out of your friends, and now it seems to be saying that kind of family is nothing and worthless compared to the one you procreate. 

diaphenia replied to your post “my not surprising unpopular parks & rec opinion [[MOR] i haven’t…”

Fair point

I was so excited to have an awesome lady who loved her life, her husband, her relationships and was unapologetically ambitious in her career. Even if they don’t decide to make Leslie give up on her grand-scale political ambitions, they will inevitably be weighed against the “can she have it all?” question that is never, ever posed to men. 

I completely respect that Schur, Poehler et al have the right to guide their series the way they want, but I don’t know if it’s something that interested in joining along anymore. 

Saturday Apr 12 10pm  3 notes

 
 

princessgeorge replied to your video “This video made me all teary. What a wonderful way to deal with…”

What’s a Hello Dolly bar??? Because there are good GF graham crackers, you see. Also, this video is lovely.

Oooh, Hello Dolly bars are the best! I’ve seen them called “magic bars” or seven layer bars,” but I’ve always known them as Hello Dolly bars. They are delicious, delicious crack :)

It’s a one-pan bar: graham cracker crust, pour sweetened condensed milk over it, drop in chocolate chips and shredded coconut. (Recipes often include nuts — walnuts or pecans — and butterscotch chips. I don’t include either as butterscotch is gross and nuts have NO BUSINESS IN BAKED GOODS.)

Smitten Kitchen has a good recipe (despite the two bad ingredients listed above) here. I also recommend letting them sit in the fridge before cutting (and even after cutting) as they’re a bit difficult to cut. 

Friday Apr 4 12pm  2 notes

 
 

stars-inthe-sky answered to your post “Poll Question: What does SMH mean to you?”

"Shaking my head," isn’t it? Although I always just read it as a frustrated noise.

princessgeorge answered: 

I only knew “shaking my head” - these answers informed me of “so much hate” but I’m very old vs. tumblr’s demographic

iloveyouandilikeyou replied: 

Shake my head or so much hate. Depends on context.

This is what I found out today — “shaking my head” seems so weird to me. Weird and kinda lame. It’s like a shrug — “i shake my head at you.” Why even bother posting a reaction? It’s nowhere near as aggressively silly and fun as *SHAKY FISTS OF DOOM* ;)

(none of that is aimed at you all, i was just very surprised that people use “smh” for “shaking my head” and IT FEELS SO WRONG.)

zambonirider answered to your post “Poll Question: What does SMH mean to you?”

so much hate?

fulltimeprocrastinator answered:

so much hate??

principia-coh answered: 

So Much Hate

breakthecitysky replied: 

I always THOUGHT it was “so much hate” but have been repeatedly informed its “shaking my head.”

fearless-fan answered: 

So much hate - I remember hearing it actually means shaking my head, but I had been reading it as so much hate for so long that it stuck!

meinnim answered: 

So much hate. I didn’t know it also meant shaking my head.

sullenaquarian answered: 

I prefer So Much Hate.

ginamak answered: 

I always read it as “so much hate.” But then I am a terrible person.

Ha, well, if you’re terrible than I’m terrible and we’re all terrible! It makes me happy that so many more people (that responded) use it for “so much hate.”

I remember looking it up ages ago — probably when I first saw it on ONTD. It just fits “SO MUCH HATE”— and in these three small letters, it feels like that murmur under your breath when someone does something horrible or pisses you the fuck off. 

missnumbat replied to your post “Poll Question: What does SMH mean to you?”

Sydney Morning Herald.

you win, missnumbat! from now on, i will read all frustrated SMH posts in an australian accent, decrying their anguish with their newspaper.

Tuesday Mar 18 11pm  5 notes

 
 

"Don’t shoot yourself in the foot before you get a chance to get it in the door."

amypop:

amypop:

I said this to a friend today. Right after, I thought, “Hey, that’s good advice.”

And then I realized that it’s a big guiding principle of my life. 

I think that there is so much of a push for people to get their name out there, and it’s easy to fall into the train of though that blanketing the world with your resume is the best plan because SOMETHING has got to hit, right? But cold-calling/cold-emailing a ton of people, ESPECIALLY a ton of people in the same company or department, will more often work against you than for you.

Here’s the thing: People Talk To Each Other. If you spam several people in one department OR hit them up on Facebook looking for a job, they will talk about the Annoying Person. You DON’T want to be the Annoying Person. The Annoying Person has shot themselves in the foot before they can even be considered, and they will most likely be passed over.

I know that Facebook can be very good for networking (and I’ve reached out to several people on it for interviews), but if it’s the only way that you can reach out to someone — start with a personal introduction, don’t start with asking for something. How would you react if a stranger came up to you and immediately asked for something? 

One thing I’d highly recommend is the informational interview — where you ask to talk to someone about what they do and the field they are in. Not only do people usually like to talk about what they do, but it’s an easy way to help a virtual stranger out. I’ve connected people for informational interviews, and it’s SUCH a good way to make new connections in a field that interest you, but that you don’t currently know anyone working in it. 

It’s a good way to get your foot in the door, and you haven’t shot yourself in the foot with your approach.

And approach! Oh my goodness, the STYLE of approach is KEY. There’s the whole spamming issue, but it’s also tone. Confidence is great, being to overbearing and pushy is not. Nothing turns off someone faster than if you come off entitled and demanding. I know it’s difficult to find a job but always remember that whomever you are reaching out to is already dealing with their own job responsibilities, stress and lives. Their job is not to find you a job.

I actually started this post to be far more broad, but I apparently have a lot of feelings about job-seeking. I don’t know if anyone will ever read this, but I hope it helps those who do. 

I just stumbled across this again and felt it was worth a repost.

ALSO:

princessgeorge’s thoughts on the matter

stillscape’s thoughts on the matter — with great points about cover letters and letters of recommendation

me ranting a little more on the subject of respect

While I was preparing for an alumni/student event tomorrow, stillscape reminded me of this post… probably one of the better ones I’ve written and I standby it 100%. I will also be cribbing from her and princessgeorge’s fantastic posts.

If you’re looking for a job, especially if you’re newly out of school, definitely read through this and their posts for some very good and applicable advice. 

Tuesday Jan 14 2pm  28 notes

 
 

I just found my photoshopped version of stillscape’s owl that i tried to convince her to make. and now i’m a little sad that i didn’t make everyone crazy-eyed cardigan-ed owls for my big holiday crafting initiative. 

I just found my photoshopped version of stillscape’s owl that i tried to convince her to make. and now i’m a little sad that i didn’t make everyone crazy-eyed cardigan-ed owls for my big holiday crafting initiative. 

• Posted Sunday Dec 15 5pm  2 notes

 
 

princessgeorge replied to your post: "strangers are exciting …

Happy birthday, you gorgeous creature!

thank you! xoxo

diaphenia replied to your post: "strangers are exciting …

WAIT WAS TODAY YOUR BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

It twas, indeed! (i don’t always announce such things as my birthdays are often less than happy. but this was a good one.) Thanks lady!

stillscape replied to your post: "strangers are exciting …

Aww. Happy birthday!

thanks pumpkin! :)

Thursday Nov 14 2pm  2 notes

 
 

princessgeorge:

Well, fuck you Casino Night. How did you survive an entire hiatus???

Aww. This reminds me of my first proper Twin Peaks marathon - when I got the set on VHS. I’d watch six episodes in row, bewildered that anyone could wait a week between episodes. I was already emotionally scarred from the first ep I saw live (I was home alone) when BOB attacks Laura’s cousin.

Friday Nov 8 7pm  7 notes

 
 

Rules: 

  1. Always post the rules. 
  2. Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones.
  3. Tag 11 people and link them. 
  4. Let them know that they are.

1. What was your first email address/screen name?

i got my first email account in my freshman year of college. It was a VAX account — v055rxlr. and the fact that i can remember that from 21yrs ago is madly impressive.

I’m pretty sure my first screen name was amygurl, which is a nickname I sort of had in HS and definitely had in college. I still use it a lot.

2. If you could pick one awards ceremony/show to attend, what would it be? 

Hrm. Awards shows make me kind of tense, but I’ve been to the VMAs a few times and they’re actually pretty engaging in person. The Golden Globes seems fun — I’ll go with that :)

3. When was the last time you got caught in the rain?

Oh goodness, I often do because, despite owning a ridiculous amount of umbrellas, I rarely have them with me. Sometime over the summer, I couldn’t get a ride and had to walk a half-mile on the highway in pouring rain to get to where I’d parked my car.

4. What’s the weirdest injury you’ve ever sustained?

How about when I fractured my foot in three places when I did a cartwheel that went terribly awry in June 2007? One of the fractures is considered a lisfranc injury which is often seen in football players because of how they stand on their toes/balls of their feet before the snap. I threw up and nearly passed out from the pain, the ER said it was just a bad sprain and the next day, my foot swelled up to something frightening — i looked like Shrek.

Two days later, I found out the severity and I should have had surgery then, not in Jan 2009. It’s never healed properly and so it’s just a chronic pain situation. However, i did get to ride on a knee scooter for three months!

5. What are you doing for New Year’s?

NYE was a big thing with my extended family when I was young and I miss it. Nowadays, I tend to pop over to a friend’s house and go to the local ball drop in Pawnee which is always a comedy of errors. Other than that, nothing. 

6. Be honest: how often do you use Facebook?

All the time. I play a few ridiculous games on it and so I check in on those several times. Plus, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with friends all over the country/world.

6. What’s your favorite made-up-in-a-TV-show-or-movie-or-whatever sport? (e.g., Calvinball, Flonkerton, etc.)

I have no idea! Quidditch, maybe? Ohhh! Does the scavenger hunt in Midnight Madness count?

7. One horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

OMG. 100 duck-sized horses! I see them like corgis in my head. Now I want to lay on the ground and play with 100 duck-sized horsies!

8. Bowties or regular ties?

I love a regular tie on a guy/girl in a suit, but bow ties make me smile whenever i see them. So bow ties? 

9. If you could instantaneously be able to speak another language fluently, what would it be?

I’ve studied Spanish and Russian and am so out of practice that I’d love to get them both back. If I had to pick one - probably Russian, or Japanese. I love learning a new language but I’d be so happy to have the intricacies of grammar and verb tense and vocabulary burned into my brain without the painful slodge of learning it all.

10. Describe your handwriting.

My handwriting is pretty fantastic when I’m paying attention. It completely changed when I started studying Russian — cyrillic, especially handwritten cyrillic, is a very distinct and so I had to make a point of understanding all the letters because many are very similar. That exactness changed the way I wrote entirely. 

Tagging:

cypanache, scullyseviltwin, ginamak, principia-coh, stillscape, bettiebloodshed, misterkevo, princessgeorge, breakthecitysky, marinatinginmyawesomeness, barelysuppressedfirth

Questions:

1. What is one of your irrational fears?

2. What channel do you flip to when you turn on the TV?

3. What websites do you like to window shop on?

4. If you could ask everyone a question and they’d have to answer honestly, what would it be?

5. Sleeping in late or going to bed early?

6. Do you have any superstitions?

7. You are suspicious of people who _________. (fill in the blank)

8. You get to be a rock star for a day. What band would you play with, and what would the groupies have to say to score some backstage time with you?

9. If someone made you into an action figure, what would you be wearing and what would be your special power?

10. What’s the best compliment you’ve gotten?

Friday Oct 18 10pm  4 notes

 
 
 
 
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