A friend shared this on Facebook, and it's too lovely not to share it here. Not only is it a beautiful visual of two gorgeous young men, and a delightful and fascinating dance, it's a moving and tender declaration of love.
Oh, and Jensen, your pretending to be long suffering and barely putting up with it? Doesn't fool us.
If you haven't already seen this wonderful invention, the Intelevator, then watch this video and enjoy the laughs. I especially loved the photo booth, the refilling of the ball and the drying facilities on the 8th floor...
Tomorrow is a fundraiser for the fight against cystic fibrosis and the plea is to take a selfie wearing something yellow - yay! a Yelfie!
So here's mine a tad early as I have to go to London on an early train tomorrow for a work meeting, and won't have time to post before I go. Also I can't wear my one and only yellow piece of clothing for the meeting because, guess what, it's an SPN shirt! LOL
So anyhow, if you are UK-based and in the mood, donations are by tweeting #CFyelfie and texting 'CFYL14' £3/£5/£10 to 70070.
So here's my sheepishly apologetic thank you for everything, you are the bestest Flisties in the world, without a doubt.
So far on my birthday, the sun has shone. I've been to the park for egg and chips with an old friend and the hubster, and we sat outside soaking up the sun. Mabel the tawny owl was resplendent in her tree for us when we wandered up in her direction for an ice cream, and my friend made me lemon drizzle cake.
Carrie and her ice cream, and me with mine, in the park. It ain't Italian but it's still ice cream. So.
Paul got me this lovely silver ring, Aesop's Fables illustrated by Arthur Rackham, an embroidered top, ash48's Fan Phenomena Supernatural book and we are going down to London on 12th to see Once, which I'm really looking forward to as I'm told it's even better than the film.
I got one of those wee Dean Pop figures, plus a SPN spinoff novel which I think I already read, but hey, who's counting. My brother in law bought it for me, along with the DVD box set of Grimm season 2, one of Brian Froud's squashed fairies books which I think Dean would heartily approve of, and a build your own Weeping Angel. Which I may pass on as they are too scary. BIL also gave me one of Castle's Nicki Heat novels, which cracked me up, I had no idea they'd done that for real! He also got me another FIVE note books, after buying me a set of ten for Christmas. Plus a bunch of pencils. I know I'm suppose to be a writer but that is serious pressure!! LOL
I finally got all my photo ops back so I'm going to make this a personal festival of oddly yellowed photos of my photos because it's my journal and why the hell not?
( image intensive - beware fat old lady pics! )
Right, back to the important things - 100 Days of Happiness continues with Day 67. Yes I know I haven't posted all the intervening days here but I'm too lazy to do two catch up posts. One of Facebook is enough! LOL
Arrived at the Hilton and bumped into one of the show's biggest stars in the car park. Naturally we took the opportunity to get to know her. And get free photo ops.
( images under the cut )
It had to be done. May the Fourth be with you on Star Wars Day.
Here is the hubster modelling a very fetching helmet that also talks. His little brother found it abandoned in town, presumably after a fancy dress party when some storm trooper was worse for wear. Actually, I don't think it is a storm trooper helmet, is it? I think it's an X wing fighter helmet. Mmmm
Yesterday's happy moment was getting an email from my author for one of my spn_bigpretzel art fills saying she's happy with the piece I've done - which is great. Because obviously if she wasn't pleased there wouldn't be much point, eh? So no photo of that, because I can't post the pic before the due day. (And why do I always mistype obviously? LOL)
Today's moment was a nice fresh tigerbread roll smothered in blackcurrant jam. Yummy yum yum.
With bonus Winnie the Pooh plate. And I just realised I forgot to crop out my feet with Norah Batty socks because it was bloody cold here today. That is some serious foreshortening going on there. Ha ha ha!
Halfway through being happy! Ha ha ha!
Today's post is a picspam of terrible quality phone photos I took today at a truly wonderful art exhibition across the road from our house. It's of childrens' book illustrators who all have some connection with the town's art school. Strangely enough, one of the sets of artists, Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone, were among my fave artists when I was growing up. Mainly because they illustrated my books on Greek and Roman myths which I loved so much. The best thing about this exhibition was seeing these twins' working processes, using tracings of their drawings so if they made mistakes in the painting they still had the template for the picture to fall back on. Makes me wonder how often they made mistakes! I really love the beautifully confident pencil strokes they use in their work. And it's fascinating to think how the two women worked together as a team, illustrating books for decades. One sister died and the other carried on for several years alone - how weird as well as devastating must that have been?
So to the pictures:( large images under the cut )
I've got as much sorted out here as I can for the moment. Mum's arm is giving her pain now, which she is quite aggrieved about as the week where it was just broken but untreated it didn't really hurt that much, but now she's had it fixed it's really bothering her. And she has trouble getting the sling on herself as the logic of the velcro fastenings defeats her. But I've opened packets, loosened bottle tops, hoovered, cleaned the bathrooms, done the washing...so hopefully she'll be able to manage everything else for a few days until my old bessie mate comes down from Liverpool for a couple of days to help out.
I even managed to get my Dad a doctor's appointment today, forcing him to go and see her about his horrible toenails (don't worry, I won't post a photo of THOSE!) and at the same time ask her about his problems walking and balancing. She was really thorough and even Dad was impressed. She is referring him to a neurologist to look at the nerve damage done by his header down the stairs, and I am now hopeful something will be done to halt his decline. Plus he has antibiotics for his fungal feet, which has got to be a good thing for the world who have to see his purple toes and nasty nails peeking out from the sandals he insists on wearing as soon as we hit Spring.
E/O Drabble Challenge: word count 100
Challenge word: nail
Summary: Kevin and Mrs Tran finally return home. Everything is different yet nothing has changed.
The cello stood in the corner; the high polished sheen on the rich wood dulled by a layer of dust.
Kevin’s mom sighed and he felt her breath drift through him. It was disconcerting.
“Such a mess!” she began, “I hope you are going to tidy this all up now you are home.”
Kevin couldn’t help grinning. He had the best excuse ever for being slovenly.
“Mom, I’m a ghost, I can’t use a vacuum any more.”
His mom just gave him that look. “Find a way.”
Kevin wilted. It was the final nail in the coffin he didn’t have.
Yesterday's happy moments were re-reading some classic Dorothy L Sayers while waiting for my Mum's operation to finish. Love me some Lord Peter Wimsey! Not a new volume as you can see from the price - in shillings, no less!( Read more... )
I'm making this a double header because firstly - we had the spnspringfling reveals and I can now say a proper thank you to sonofabiscuit77 who gifted me this lovely Winchesters in space ficlet which I adore!
Space Oddities by for
Title: Space Oddities
And second is my 'official' 100 days moment - I'd seen this on the web somewhere but today I travelled on a Virgin Train and experienced it for myself! And I hadn't realised it's not only on the notices, but there is a recorded voice that tells you the door is locked (always good to know when using those horrible electric doored toilets!) and then reads this instruction out too!
We were so amused by the triangular pointiness of the peen, we forgot to look to see what the archaeologists think this decorative bronze item was for. It was only about 2 inches in circumference. We were rather taken with the curly pubes, very artistic!!
Addendum: I was showing Mum how to import photos from iPhoto into Facebook and as a result she now has this peen on her Page with a disclaimer saying I posted it for her!! I told her she could delete it or hide it but she hasn't done that yet so in the meantime, all her organic gardening friends will be getting an eyeful of Roman willie.