I'm talking to you, Nigel Lythgoe!

  • Aug. 13th, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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Okay, so on the season finales of So You Think You Can Dance we've seen the Australian SYTYCD champion and the UK SYTYCD champion. Where my Canadians at? We have two exceptional champions who are much closer to fly in. It reminds of me our first Canadian Idol who was asked to perform on the American Christmas Special and was then cut out in the American broadcast. His bit was only shown in Canada. Is it too much to ask to get a little love from our Southern neighbours?

So, I am rectifying this, immediately. Here are Nico (Season 1 Champion) and Tara-Jean (Season 2 champion):

Nico [w/ runner up Allie, Contemporary, Stacey Tookey choreography]
Tara-Jean [w/ her partner Vincent, Contemporary, Stacey Tookey choregraphy] (dancing starts around 1:00)

I'm Back!

  • Jul. 17th, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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Yes, I have returned from a week of sunniness, swimming and watching of tiny satellite tvs (Lie to Me does not work well on tiny TVs, btw). It was a very good week, apart from Wednesday, when the cottage attempted to kill me.

How I narrowly escaped with my life...* )

Now I'm home and I've been on my computer and I'm going to have a bath in my bathtub and sleep in my bed and it will be awesome.

*this may be an exaggeration.

Bon Anniveraire à Moi!

  • Jun. 6th, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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Today was my birthday party! My actual birthday was last Tuesday, but I still wasn't feeling very hot, so we decided to postpone it until today in hopes of giving me more of a chance to recover. We think we've figured out the cause of the headaches (a new medication I was on that had side effects no one bothered to tell me about) and I've stopped taking it and it seems to have helped. But now I'm exhausted.

Anyway, today was party day. Adam and Amalie came over and there was spaghetti and pumpkin cheescake (seperately, not a spaghetti and pumpkin cheesecake). They were both delicious. I got phat loots - a gorgeous, huge jewelry box, lots of books I wanted, thingimies for my embroidery floss and a blinged out new journal with blinged out pens. Adam and Ama gave me Merlin Series 1 and Avatar on DVD. Plus bubbles and the most inadvertently hilarious card I have ever seen.

I hadn't seen Avatar yet (my eyes don't do 3d and no one would go with me to the 2D). We watched that tonight. Thoughts under the cut.

Avatar thoughts. )

PBS is doing its summer drive, so Mum and I caught Masterpiece Classic tonight after Adam and Ama left, which was David Copperfield with wee Daniel Radcliffe in it. Part one is excellent and I'm looking forward to part two next week.

Great day, great gifts and great food. Hope that bodes well for my 24th year.

I'm still here.

  • May. 20th, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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I'm still alive. Mostly. Sorry I've been absent of late, for about three weeks now I've had pretty much chronic migraines. So I've been doing a lot of sleeping, because, what can you do? In between sleeping I've been doing a lot of icon making and watching of movies and British panel shows, since those are somewhat mindless and my mind hurts. I know I've missed commenting on important events in my f-listers' lives, so I apologize for that.

If anyone is curious, here is how I would rate the numerous movies I've seen lately:

Sherlock Holmes - awesomesauce
Leap Year - started off sort of meh, but got really good
Nine - musical numbers were good, but I still have no idea what the plot was about
New York, I Love You - nowhere near as good as Paris, Je T'aime
The Young Victoria - very good
Pirate Radio - waaay better than I expected it to be. I quite enjoyed it.
An Education - good, but sad and vaguely creepy
The Princess and the Frog - not the princess movies of my youth, but highly enjoyable.
Did you hear about the Morgans? - lame. I love a romantic comedy, but lame.
Up in the Air - We all watched it and enjoyed it, even my Dad, who doesn't like anything.

Fandom Meme

  • Feb. 17th, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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Comment and I'll pick one (unless you want more) of your fandoms, post the answers to your journal and so on and so forth.

[livejournal.com profile] donutsweeper gave me The Dresden Files (bookverse)

The Questions. )

Doctor Who Rantage

  • Jan. 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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Space showed both parts of The End of Time tonight and, wow, do I need to rant.


2009 Fic Round-Up

  • Jan. 1st, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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2009 Fic Round-Up + Meme )

First time I didn't have to correct any html code before posting. Booyah!

Writer's Block: Tonight, tonight

  • Dec. 24th, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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On Christmas Eve, formerly, we did French-Canadian Christmas. Which is basically réveillon without the church going part. We get together and eat tourtière, sometimes with a bûche de Noël for dessert. Our bûches aren't so sophisticated - we make ours out of chocolate wafer cookies sandwiched in a big long line with whipped cream between them. Then you cover it with whipped cream and put it in the fridge and the wafers get all soft and cake-like. Then you cut it at an angle and it looks like stripes. When we were little, we were allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve, usually something relevent to activities (one year I got a dress to wear to the party we were going to, another year I got Pictionary to play after dinner). Now that we're older, we are more calm about it and can contain ourselves until Christmas morning.

The past few years, though, since Adam and Amalie usually go to visit her family on Christmas day, we've been having our English Canadian Christmas on Christmas Eve and our French-Canadian Christmas on Christmas day.

So tonight, Adam, Ama and possible her brother George are coming for English dinner. Then tomorrow Adam and Ama will come in the morning for stockings and presents and then head out to visit Ama's family in the Torontoish area.

Christmassy Stuff

  • Dec. 14th, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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We put up the tree tonight. Adam and Ama came over and there was meatloaf and friend potatoes and yummy dessert. Ama and I painted a new house for our village (which we've done every year for the past few years), but we didn't get entirely done with it. It was much fun.

In other news, my [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking is here. Please, post a link to yours if you have one as there are a lot posted and it's hard to sift through to find the ones of those you know.


  • Dec. 5th, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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Gentle readers, I warn you:

Do not watch Up when you are in a hormonal state. I am currently attempting to rehydrate myself. Good Lord.

- Tay

Because these are all I pose these days...

  • Nov. 5th, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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From the lovely [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble:

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

She asked... )


  • Oct. 26th, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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From [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble: what TeeVees I'm watching this fall.

Shows. )


  • Oct. 17th, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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I just literally spent two and half hours combing/brushing/coercing a knot out of my hair. Two and a half hours. Literally. And there is a still a large portion of it left untangled because I cannot reach it. This is a warning to all those people out there who say 'Oh, you're so lucky, I want curly hair.' NO YOU DON'T. You do not want curly hair.

Friends don't let friends want curly hair.

RIP, dear computer

  • Oct. 9th, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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My brother identified the problem with my computer as being motherboard related and my dad went to buy me a new one today, only to find that my computer is so old, it's obsolete. They don't make parts for it anymore. So, I'm getting a new computer. Which is, in the long run, awesome and probably much needed. He's going to get it tomorrow.

A moment of silence for Shelby, the computer which kept me sane during all those years I was sick and house-ridden. I love you.

In other news, it's Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday. There will be sugar-free pun'kin pie. And dinner rolls. Also, I'm going to a baby shower for my friend tomorrow, which will be fun. I've never been to a baby shower before. And finally, I had my second ASL class last night and I am enjoying it supermuch. Also, Zip sent me Spaced, so Ama and I watched Series 1 today. There will be iconage. When the new computer arrives.

So, all in all, things aren't that bad. Hope everyone else is doing well!

Not good, not good, not good....

  • Oct. 4th, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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I am typing this from my parents' computer because mine will not turn on. At all. And, it being nearly 11:00pm, we can't call my brother the computer guru to come fix it. I'm not too worried about file loss, since a quick Google suggests it's rarely a hard drive problem. Unless it got fried during the power outage we had this afternoon. [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda has just gone through a huge fiasco under similar circumstances, so I am a bit worried about my poor computer. It's mostly just annoying. I will not be able to get the WOW Brewfest achievement, since I won't have enough tokens. Plus, I have to post an icon challenge tomorrow and all my coding is on the computer I can't access.

This is not a pleasant way to start the week.

Fingers crossed, people!

Oh dear

  • Sep. 23rd, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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Poor Shilling. I forgot to take him for a walk yesterday, and I was going to take him for a walk a few minutes ago. He's so cute when you put his leash on:


So, I put the leash on and go to find some walking shoes. In the time it takes me to go down the hall and back, it starts to rain. I think, 'well, it's not that bad, I could just take an umb-' and it starts to pour.

I apologize to Shill and take his leash off. He's like:


I take my shoes off and he's still dancing around. I go the basement and he's all:


So, now I'm at the computer, typing this tale and Shilling has come downstairs and trotted up to me.

"This is a weird place for a walk, why are you sitting down, can we go now? No? We aren't going are we?"

Poor Shilling.

Top Five Meme Answers

  • Aug. 11th, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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Answers to the Top Five Meme.

Lists! )


  • Jul. 25th, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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First off, anyone else not getting comment notifications?

Second: Meme!

Taken from [livejournal.com profile] featherjean (who is blogathoning today, you should check her out if you're interested in sponsoring her):

Writing Five. )

ZOMG TORCHWOOD pt the Third & Happyfest

  • Jul. 23rd, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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First off:

Happy Fest is on!

Hundreds of prompts in over a hundred fandoms have been suggested and all you need do is chose one and write a happy fic with it. You can also comment on other's stories and tell them why it made you happy. Come join us,we have cake it's fun! Click on the banner to go to the posting post.


Torchwood Day Three spoilery spoils )

ZOMG TORCHWOOD! pt. the second

  • Jul. 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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Day Two rantage, shorter than Day One

Spoilery spoils. )

In other, non-TW related news, our car went batshit crazy this morning. At 1:30 AM, the alarm started going off by itself for no reason we could discern, then the alarm stopped without us doing anything. My dad went out to check on it and the car was locking and unlocking itself. Weird.