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WINTERMAGEDDON

+ I'd say 'Snowmageddon' but even though it got icy and cold, alas, no snow for Houston. We made out better than most of the country, I will say that. Our house has shit insulation so it was pretty drafty until we lit up the fireplace (omg a fireplace I can't believe I have a house with a for real fireplace) and it turned quite cozy. I loved it because WINTER actual WINTER WEATHER YAY. It's the small things. We are back to fifties and sixties and I'm just hoping that wasn't winter's last hurrah. DON'T GO WINTER I'M NOT READYYYYYYY *clutches*

HOCKEY: A SPREADING DISEASE

+ Olympic rosters were revealed amidst much controversy and hoopla. I cannot believe I actually know enough about this sport to have opinions about who didn't make it, who did, and why. If someone would have told me that a year ago I would have LOLED so hard in their face. And I would have been WRONG LOL *crying*

I'm the most excited for Jamie Benn from the Dallas Stars, he of the enormous Bambi eyes and pretty mouth. tumblr_mwjyfplpkn1qfice8o3_250

He was not invited to Canada Olympics camp this year and apparently decided to fix their red wagon by kicking all kinds of ass as one of the NHL's youngest captains. Now he's ON THE TEAM I'm so happy for him! Tyler was not selected, which is sad-making, but he said “I’ll be his biggest fan for sure.” on Jamie, heretofore known as Babycakes, being in the Olympics. AWWWWW THESE TWO *hearts*

There was also this PRICELESS HOLIDAY VIDEO of Babycakes, Tyler, and Valeri Nichushkin, the eighteen year old Russian right wing:



You can tell poor Val is totally and for true done with these two failboat Canadians LOL.

+ The poor Hawks have been struggling lately, and last night they lost in regulation which doesn't often happen. Poor bbs. I worked late and only got the last period of play, but apparently this happened:

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Jonathan Toews is NOT HAVING Brian Boyle's hand on Kaner, no, sir, he is not. I mean, he just casually hooks his arm through Boyle's wrist and pulls him away from Kaner like 'Here let me NOPE that for you. There you go.' I've been watching Kaner when these things happen, any kind of aggression, pre-fighting thing, and he rarely responds. He is the master of removing himself from the situation. He's a lover not a fighter, okay??? And I TOTALLY APPROVE because have you seen how he looks compared to most other players? And this is with skates on. The height differential is so huge. 5 '11. Okay, Kaner. (also, there is a certain look on his face when he backs off it's. I don't know. Resignation? Not quite submission but...almost? I dunno. I'm having strange, entirely inappropriate FEELINGS with that look is what I'm trying to say) I would pay money to get a better look at the expression on TAZER's face when he did this. What happened after?? Anything? Anyone??? I MUST KNOW!!!! I want ALL THE AFTER FIC from this moment. Give it to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

+ I've been inhaling all the awesome fic from the Hockey RPF Holiday Exchange arranged by the radiant [personal profile] svmadelyn and I somehow read a....Phil Kessel/Tyler Bozak fic? And it was...really wonderful? And I can't believe I want more from teddy bear looking Kessel and douchebro failboat Tyler Bozak I mean WHAT. IS. THIS. ABOUT. )

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT.

It's just! *FLAIL* I read how Phil got cancer his rookie year, how fucking scary, and how Bozie lives with Phil in Phil's condo gratis even though Bozie can afford his own place pretty comfortably as of this year. And I watched HBO's 24/7 series about the Winter Classic and OMG I COULD NOT with those two.

And when they showed a montage of Phil's goals during a game he hid his face. HID HIS FACE I mean WHO DOES THAT?? I just want to SQUISH HIM AND GIVE HIM SOUP IDK OK DON'T JUDGE ME.

Phil also has a really beautiful sister.

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Amanda Kessel is on the women's Olympic hockey team and and the twitter captures I've read say she is delightfully wiseassy to her older brother. I like that in a woman. :-) Her Twitter is locked, so, also a smart woman. As we know.

NOT!HOCKEY!

+ Just finished reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King and I loved it SO MUCH. The Shining was never my favorite SK bo, and I don't care for Jack Nicholson, so the film was never my cuppa either. However, this is really good. I like this broken, flawed, yet ultimately amazing Dan Torrance. Abra, the young girl protagonist is my favorite though. I love when King crafts strong female characters because he does it so well. Highly recced.

LIFE

+ Found out one of my coworkers is actually a hockey fan and we are talking about going to a game in Dallas! I am so excited! We'd have to figure out when and if we both had the same weekend off. D would go even thought she's not all that invested in hockey because, well, he's a dude, she doesn't know him, and that is just how she rolls. I hope it works out!

+ I am intermittently doing the January Snowflake Meme! You should too! It's really low key posting, no pressure, and I'm enjoying the ones I choose to post.



I know I had more but lately the Interwebz slows to a crawl in the afternoons and it is driving me crazy.

Everyone stay safe and warm and I'll talk at you al later!
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BIT OFF MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW DECEMBER

+
Our mortgage is now $200 more. I don't know what made me think we could afford a house, but it seems like a dubious belief at this moment. We are looking for different insurance which is going to be a pain to change, and which I think TPTB count on; that people will just pay it because getting a new policy, phoning with the policy number, cancelling other insurance, and waiting for a refund check to then MAIL TO the bank, sounds exhaustive. I don't even know if other quotes will BE lower, but we have to at least try.

I'm not sure I can do anything about the taxes.

*sigh*

And I thought the second year was going to be better, money-wise. HAHAHA NO.



+ I have a Hockey fic exchange deadline. I now remember why I quit doing these deadline things, and also why I don't write professionally (besides that whole completion-challenged, lack-of-ambition matter, I mean). It's like my brain SEIZES UP when I hear DEADLINE or something. But it's coming along, slowly. I don't think I counted on having two other fics I really want to work on at the same time. Great problem to have but there are not enough hours in the day to write, gaze lovingly at Kazer pix on Tumblr, AND work a full time job. Stupid job, getting in the way of what's important. ;-D

+ I really want to send out hand-made xmas cards because it is a Thing with me, but see above for over booking. It's our first year in the house and I really want to do it, though, so here's to trying!

+ I really want to do a cookie exchange with my staff. Again, see above, and also $. But cookies don't HAVE to be costly, right? I need me some cookies, man. This is going to happen.

+ I have somehow been put in charge of an LGBT Art Show for June during Gay Pride Month. I'm not sure how this happened but I'm a little O.O since it went from what I thought would be a simple art show where patrons contributed stuff to being guest curated by the current curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum- Houston who is ALSO going to get his big-name local artist friends to do pieces for the show. Needless to say, I am a bit overwhelmed.


OTHER HOCKEY THINGS

+ have not see vitriol and bile like what happened in the Pens- Bruins game after the Thornton-Orpik, Neal-Marchand incidents. At least not since the NSYNC 'shipper wars of years gone by...I've seen the video and it looks awful, seeing Marchand just laying there so still. There is a very strongly worded article http://blog.triblive.com/dejan-kovacevic/2013/12/07/instant-column-hey-gary-this-bloods-on-your-hands/">here that talks about the whole incident. The writer is very angry. Up 'till now I just thought it was kind of darling how the whole bench would stand up if Kaner got checked, or so AWWW when someone stood up for someone else who got shoved or high sticked, but this throws that into different relief. That hit could potentially end that player's whole season.

So after that unpleasantness I need a pick-me-up.

FEELING BETTER WITH HOCKEY PLAYER VISUALS

Good for what ails you!

Tazer+doges

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Tazer+doges3

Tazer+doges4

I CANNOT. I CANNOT WITH HIM SHAKING HER PAW AND HIS HAND LAYING GENTLY ON HER HEAD AND HIM ROLLING AROUND ON WHITE SHEETS IN A WHITE T SHIRT THAT SHOWS HIS BICEPS AND HIM GAZING AT HER LOVINGLY I CANNOT NOPE. I know it's a 'her', okay, her name is Juliette. Fuckin' Juliette the Pitbull I am done.

Jfc, Jonathan Toews.

KazerpreKiss

One of my favorite forever because come on.



I have been waiting ALL YEAR ever since I found this ridiculous fandom and this video of ENORMOUS FAIL LOL OMG there are no words. With Hawks past and present! Facepalming and singing fail for ALL!

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Jordan Staal: This little midget here..
Patrick Kane: Two on one, that’s cool.
~caption by anniepb

I can't even explain why I love this gif so much except they are both so much bigger and taller than him and I can just imagine how many times this happened and him being all, 'Yeah, a'aight, I got this. I can deal.' Oh, Kaner, ilu.

One more and I'll go away.



I cannot, in any universe, figure out who would ask these two to see who could suck down phallic shaped popsicles the fastest, but bless them and keep them forever and ever, amen. Jonny is SO ANNOYED, he actually curses in total disgust, to Kaner's delight, and then his tragic competitiveness wins out, and he is victorious. Seriously, this is CLASSIC GOLD.  Kaner's headband is so 80s fashion don't it is hilarious. Also, Jonny's hair in the commentary is delicious here, all long and curled over his forehead and I don't know when I got to adore him just as much as Kaner but there you are.

Well, I feel better!
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GOOGLEDRIVE FAIL

+ This is how I feel about being unable to access Googledrive for work the the second week in a row:

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I am SO FUCKING FRUSTRATED I want to slam my face repeatedly on my desk ARRGGGH.

NOTHING works. ALL my writing is on Googledrive which means I can't write when I get here early in the morning or during lunchtime, which is when I would mostly write. We also can't sign people up for gaming, can't work on collection development lists, trainings, weeding, programming. Nada.

Whatever hosed that is also not letting me access Youtube and I am jonesing so hard for Kazer vids it is ridiculous. When I'm at home I have the Pretty Girl Rock vid and the Club Can't Handle Kaner vid on repeat. I'd link them but I CAN'T FUCKING ACCESS YOUTUBE UGH IT IS THE WORST.

I am fanfictionally in love with Patrick Kane and my taste in music has gone to crap . Thank you, thank you very much.

You all notice how no matter where I start I always end up at Patrick Kane? I am obsessed and it's a problem.

REDUNDANTLY, HOCKEY

+ Tyler Seguin ladies and gentlemen

segsy

You are welcome.

+ The Blackhawks lost 7-2 but then won the following night in a game I didn't watch because I was watching the Dallas Stars win on TV. Also, we are back down to one computer since I returned coworkers iPad. We got our machine back from Fry's and it seems to be working ok for now. We shall see.

+ Last in in HOCKEY this is making the rounds on Tumblr:

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Jonny is not amused

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HIS FACE LOL. In reality, he's apparently given an interview answer he's not happy with. Poor bb always so hard on himself but his expression is GOLD I love it :-D

HOCKEY RPF BIG BANG

+ So I got my assignment but I'm torn between writing smut, which the person requested, or one of two other prompts which would take more research and time, and are not smut )

OTHER THINGS

+ I am going to Guadalajara after Thanksgiving and all I can think of is all the hockey I'm going to miss. Clearly my priorities are screwed.

In closing Kaner. Because REASONS.

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Okay, I've gotta go!

You all take care and I'll talk at you later!
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These boys. I cannot. )

Okay, wow, I have to stop.

Also, for no reasons that I can't even figure OUT I have been reading Sidney/Geno. IDEK. However, so far I've read four pretty good fics about Sidney and Geno's First Time. Uh. There seem to be a LOT of Sid/Geno first time fics. With Geno always the more loving until Sid gets a clue. Like I said, I have no idea except their personalities seem to be very distinct and intriguing together and the Youtube vids and interviews I've seen of Geno are SO GREAT! He is so funny!

In related nows, I am about 10000 words into a Kazer AU and 2000 into a Kane/Toews/Seguin OT3 PWP. I could probably post the AU but I am kind of nervous. There are a lot of good writers in this fandom, people I recognize from other fandoms, and it's kinda nervous making.

OTHER THINGS IN THE WORLD

+ I woke up too late to straighten my hair and it is all frizzoo. Just the professional appearance I strive to cultivate.

+ So far at the house the garage door is broken, the washer stopped working, and the bottom lock to the front door refused to accept the key. This led to D being locked out, not once, but TWICE. We have finally gotten the washer fixed. I am sure I will, at some point, stop feeling overwhelmed by home ownership.

VERY COOL MUSIC DISCOVERED ON TUMBLR



If anyone would have told me this song could be a visceral stomping warrior queen anthem I would have thought they were on crack. BESTEST cover!



1/2 White Stripes + 1/2 Eurythmics= ALL AWESOME

In closing, we FINALLY got a loaner from Fry's Electronics and I am LEGIT WATCHING A LIVESTREAM OF HOCKEY OMG!!!!!

Ok, gente! Talk at ya'll later or when my bursting need to share more hockey boys overwhelms me LOL!

Cuidense!

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