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Not only have I still only went through and fixed 265 entries, I just now fixed the first one (I think) that had userpics in the body of the entry. Turns out in that entry, they were showing up to begin with even though the URL hadn't been changed to https yet, but that still wasn't enough to--

...Wait. I had userpics in the body of an entry, and they still had http in the URL, and they were showing up anyway?!?!

*checks the "list of userpics in order added post" where all the images were broken for a while because they had http in the URL, and indeed, now they're showing up again too*

YAY!! At some point LiveJournal finally fixed the issue of userpics not showing up in the body of entries, and now I don't have to edit thousands of entries just to make entries that have userpics in the body look presentable!! THANK YOU!!

*continues looking through old entries anyway, because there are still other things in them I want to fix, especially on DW, and I figure I still might as well do that now since I already have the motivation... but at least it's slightly less hopeless now!*

Hummingbird Grooming

Sep. 23rd, 2017 07:05 pm
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Yes, some more hummingbird pics. Do you wonder how this hummingbird achieves its bedhead look? Why with a rather long (for a hummingbird) grooming session!

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London foxen

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:16 am
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So yesterday I was waiting to cross a street in the middle of the day and I glanced at the person standing next to me and they were a fox.

We crossed the road and I fumbled for my phone and started following them ...

A fox walking down a London street in daylight.

Photo-story ensues )

Moon and Hummingbird

Sep. 20th, 2017 01:03 pm
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This is the most recent case of what I dub a "low moon" -- meaning that it seems very low and large in the sky.

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Mostly Weekends 2018 WIP

Sep. 19th, 2017 10:40 pm
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Some things are already being semi solidified hahahahwhat.

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So... I've known about Chip's Challenge since I first played it in late 2004 or early 2005. And I've had Mario Party 3 since... I don't even remember when, but probably sometime between 2004 and 2007.

And yet it somehow took me twelve years or so to realize that "Chip Shot Challenge" (the name of one of the minigames in Mario Party 3) is likely a reference to Chip's Challenge?! I literally just realized it yesterday! Wow.

Has that ever happened to you where some game/movie/book/show/song/etc. you like makes a reference to another game/movie/whatever you like and you don't realize it until years after you first liked both? :)


In completely unrelated news, now I've fixed 218 out of 1,193 entries. At the rate I'm going, I won't have them all fixed until about November 28. And by then something else will have probably gone wrong and I'll have to spend three months fixing something else on LJ and/or DW. :(

BEANS!

Sep. 18th, 2017 05:59 pm
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The sky was rosy, calm, thoughtful. The colony of 8 bean plants, now almost a hedge of greenery, limped from the weight while another column rested on its side, defeated by gravity and lashings that time and erosion that deteriorated once-white cord that would have otherwise found a better home wrapped around a roast or hanging a cluster of drying foods.

I had to be quick. The mosquitoes would come when the weather was in transition. They would come with relentlessness and they had squatted all over my fields to feast on pollen and commit their orgies all over it between the raptures of japanese beetles and the daddy long-legs and the spiders that hid between it all.

Beans.

YES BEANS! )

Hi there!

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:50 am
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Name: [personal profile] scarlettina
Age: 55 (Good G-d, how did that happen?)
Location: Seattle, WA

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I’m a New York transplant living in Seattle with two cats and way too many books. I am creative and opinionated and still express myself like a native New Yorker, which makes some Seattleites uncomfortable despite my best efforts. I am a theater geek, a movie buff, a lover of tabletop and board games, a reader, a writer and a jeweler.

Top 5 fandoms: I’m a second-wave slash writer (second-wave as in: the first wave was in the early 1970s, the second in the mid-’80s to early ’90’s; everyone else came after) who hasn’t written fanfic in a while, but when I was doing that it was Star Trek, Starsky & Hutch and, more recently, Doctor Who (see my fanfic journal at [personal profile] scarlett_key). I have loved watching and discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, so many more. How do you pick just five?

I mostly post about: My personal life, which also tends to be sprinkled with bits about politics, the science fiction community, movies, theater, books, travel, cats, my family, writing and observations about life in general.

I rarely post about: sports, math, the giant hornbeam tree in front of my condo, jackalopes, and my collection of porcelain hands (yes, really).

My three last posts were about: I occasionally do the Friday Five so this morning’s post was answering last week’s questions, two particularly striking dreams, and discovering the pile of get-well cards I received when I was in the hospital last year.

How often do you post? I currently post about once a week, though I’m aiming for better.

How about commenting? I try to comment on at least half to two-thirds of the posts that I read.

note that sting!

Sep. 18th, 2017 04:20 pm
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I met this one on a walk the other day.

caterpillar

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Sep. 15th, 2017 04:44 pm
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Punctures in my fingers from shelling the meat out of half a dozen blue crabs. I couldn't get all of it, but enough to make me satisfied with the results. TBH, I was doing it all by hand. I can do it, it's not hard, but then I forgot that soft, tan skin, no matter how leathery it may seem, can be readily defeated by hardened chitinous spikes. At least the Old Bay seasoning cauterized the wounds.

I spent the night telling Michelle to "eat my tasty blood!" and feeding her my digits as she tried to sleep. I'm a terrible fiancee.

I swear I can still smell the sea on my fingers.

I've been taking things slower now. Mostly because the allergies are still killing me.

Oh! Michelle made her LEGO set to celebrate the new glass display; it's really small but so many intricate parts.

I also heard LEGO's finally hitting a downturn in profit and I can't be surprised since their creep has been really aggressive and the idea of people buying these as an investment just struck me as fifty degrees of wrong. I wouldn't mind if they tone down on the ambitions, get a little more conservative with their set prices, etc.

Canning tomorrow! The beans out there are so nice and big. I can't emphasize how much I'm looking forward to it.

I'm also looking forward to getting some fresh apple cider. I baked a pound cake of mushy pear and peaches in the new Pyrex loaf form and it was late so I tried to see if I could get the oven's residual heat to cook it through as I turned it off. Nope, it wasn't enough; it was gummy, although at least that's better than dry imo.

A couple more minutes until Friday's done with. More work being a pain in the butt from one of the outsourcers we deal with.

Oh, and Michelle's hitting the electrolysis and we're getting an oil change. Adult stuff!

Pop culture, feminism, etc.

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:22 pm
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NAME: Eve
AGE: 25
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Pop music, pop culture, trans-inclusive feminism, LGBTQIA issues, social justice, comedy
LOOKING FOR: People from ONTD, or other people interested in discussing pop culture, politics/feminism or our daily lives! (And of course the intersections of it all!) LGBTQIA-friendly people only!!
ANYTHING ELSE?: I'm trying to start up a pop culture/current events community, 
[community profile] howdareuCurrently looking for members/mods to help grow the community, so message me if you're interested! For those who care, my faves include Britney, Madonna, Kylie, Carly Rae Jepsen and Tove Lo. Fave shows include 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Will & Grace (SO excited for the revival!), Drop Dead Diva, and Parks and Rec.

The Beans

Sep. 14th, 2017 01:51 pm
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-are ungotten.

To be continued on Saturday.

Looking for some new friends

Sep. 13th, 2017 04:24 pm
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NAME: Frankie aka Strumbella
AGE: Early 50s
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Music, guitar, drumming,reading, internet, making lists
LOOKING FOR: I'm looking for some new friends who post and or comment on a fairly regular basis. I do comment in return should I have something to say. Age isn't a factor for me when making friends, we can all learn from one another.
NOT INTERESTED IN: Politics, Racism.
ANYTHING ELSE?: Lived in large cities most of my life and then about 4 years ago moved in a very small town. Still not quite found my niche here, however I'm loving the NO drama and the laid back atmosphere.

Gah!

Sep. 11th, 2017 11:32 am
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I've not been keeping up! Terrible of me, I know, I'm sorry for neglecting all this.

The world landscape aside, I've been busy; parents visited during labor day and then I spent the weekend resting. Work has been slowing down, thankfully, and I feel like things are finally starting to get normal again.

I need to get back into working on my dad's site since I received the OK from him although I feel like things are slowing down again, sigh. I'm wondering if he's hitting fatigue.

Last Last Weekend
They visited like two weekends ago and I think they were concerned about what to expect. They planned to sleep here and even brought sleeping bags. They didn't know that we have a pull out king bed and a fairly well-furnished apartment and a fridge full of things I buy on sale 90% of the time. I picked up one details for certain things that my dad wanted done and I need to invoice him on some of the costs later in the month once I finish the images and apply the website to his domain.

This weekend
This weekend, we visited my parents' for a party that I think was to double as a birthday party for Michelle's mother. Well let me tell you: her parents? They really PARTY. It went on until 3am, just loud singing and shouting. One of the kids threw a toilet paper roll and blocked up the sewage line in the process. The kids there were untamed; one of them kept trying to punch people, and another was just vindictive as hell. The vindictive one has parents that are loudmouthed (dad's a Newark cop), and the other one had parents that had that "my kids can do no wrong" attitude. I warned Michelle that they represent everything that I'm afraid of if we have kids.

I felt like I should bring something, so I made a marinade of Korean barbecue and Michelle's mom didn't even get a chance to have any. I was happy to know that people liked it, but didn't expect it to be such a hit! TBF, I did get to grill it there so that might have helped too. The family from Delaware brought some crabs and Michelle's brother the chef brought gluten-free pasta salad (I think it's a crappy diet but it was a tasty salad). At one point, I just decided to go hang out away from everyone else at a certain point as I started to fall asleep and people just wouldn't leave.

We left on Sunday morning with another cooler full of food ("we have so much food at home already!" Michelle pleaded to them) and we took a trip up that was relatively uneventful. We passed up Lake George and took a stop there; apparently all the outlets have everything on sale and I ended up nabbing a nice set of Pyrex bakeware that we don't need but I couldn't resist for six bucks apiece.

Then it was to LL Bean and we got used clothes, blessed used clothes.

Back home and apparently everything on TV is coming back. We caught back on a bit of the mid-season of Walking Dead (we took a break from it for awhile and it's nice to be able to binge through now).

Gardening
If I didn't emphasize it before, I'll do it again: I need to harvest some beans.

Now that everything's quiet, I'll try to keep up with everyone again. Sorry for that folks!
Today I need to get the beans.