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Things are looking up! (And 2 recs)

So my day has *vastly* improved!

First, I got two much-needed paychecks, finally. (Kids, never freelance... sigh.) Yay!

So I walked to the bank to deposit them and it's a beautiful day. The sun is shining. Flowers are pretty. People are walking cute dogs. And some guy pulled over and gave me a note that said, "You are beautiful!" I kid you not! Very flattering even if he wasn't my type at all. ;-)

And I was listening to OMGbestbandintheworld: The Killers CD that luckinfovely made me. So fantastic! Guaranteed to perk you up!

And then read these two amazing J/S hurt/comfort/angst/sex fics that I just loved:

The Day After Tomorrow by uberaeryn So angsty! Love it.

Make Me Forget by cmere (Thanks for writing J/S!)

Jack needs comfort *badly* after "Do No Harm." And of course I want it to be from Sawyer. I think the development I'm most anxious to see on the show is Sawyer's reaction to Boone's death. Because, you know, it's Sawyer. We saw him beaming over the baby and that was great. I want to see him comforting Jack (or reasoning with/restraining him as it looks in the promos) and/or getting very blue himself.


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Apr. 12th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
okay, so i'd say that's a pretty good ending to an originally rather shitty day!...and the "you are beautiful" letter - wow, how cool! - like a shout out from the cosmos apologizing for earlier!...sometimes it's nice when life hits extreme-ish his and lows - keeps things interesting and it all balances out in the end!

oh and the killers rock! :)
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
It definitely lifted my spirits! Rollercoaster day, for sure!

I am loving The Killers so much! I only had two songs of theirs, but the whole album is fantastic!
Apr. 12th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
OMG I want to see my gorgeous halfdutch!!!

Thanks for the rec lovey :D :D :D I'm so glad your day improved! Huzzah money and pretty flowers and stuff!
Apr. 12th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
Hee. Maybe I'll fire up the digital camera. ;-) I guess my day had nowhere to go but up. Well, barring a car accident or plague of locusts or something!

You're so welcome for the rec! As long as you do the occasional J/S, I'm very happy!
Apr. 12th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
First, The Killers CD is really good, so good choice on that one.

And angsty!Jack/Sawyer is always a good thing. *smile*
Apr. 12th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yay for Killers! ;-D

And hurrah for all the good J/S being written lately! (beams happily)
Apr. 12th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
*squee* I'm so glad that the stuff I sent you has contributed to making your day nicer! Even if it was one of the things you actually requested.

Omg, aren't The Killers just fabulous?! I love that entire cd and that rarely happens. Have you listened to "Everything Will Be Alright" yet? Love that song. Always makes me smile.

I think the development I'm most anxious to see on the show is Sawyer's reaction to Boone's death.

Me too. I've read a few fics recently that were about how Sawyer tried to comfort Shannon after Boone died, which mostly involved silently returning Watership Down, but they were cute nonetheless. I'm really interested to see if the writers will bring out the softer side of Sawyer and just what that will entail.

Cash, sunshine, flattery, good music, and, even better, good fic...sounds like a great day! : )

P.S. I just realized today that the promos for the next lost were actually for the season finale...and that it's 3 weeks away. I told you I'm not cerebral. I'm so bummed now. Thank God for Desperate Housewives & Grey's Anatomy. (And, btw, Patrick Dempsey (sp?)...Um, yum!)
Apr. 12th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I *love* that album! (hugs it - and you!) I think my fave song is "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine." It sounds so much like The Cure! But really, they're all great. "All These Things I've Done" is the most fun to sing along to. I'm also enjoying the Bright Eyes and Joseph Arthur. (Of course!)

You should get your music today or tomorrow. I hope you like it!

I read one story I liked about Sawyer returning Boone's book to Shannon. Very moving. I want to see more of her reaction too, of course! The repercussions should be *very* interesting. Damn, I can't wait for the finale but I have a feeling it's going to be such a nailbiter! Augh!

Speaking of fics and nailbiting - where did uberaeryn go? Her journal's been deleted?! Wha?! No!! I hope it's just a mistake.

I agree Patrick Dempsey is a cutie. I ended watching the whole ep after DH. But can I say how much I *loathe* Lynette?! I hate her so much! Her and Carlos. They should both be stuffed in a barrel full of nails and stomped on by elephants. (quivering with hatred)
Apr. 13th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
Again, glad to hear that you're likin' your stuff. I'm guessing that the Sigur Ros and Iron & Wine didn't go over very well? Or Craig Armstrong? Oh, well, if that's the case. I've done all I can. There's just no helping some people. ; )

I haven't gotten the music yet but I'm sure I'll love it. Thanks!

Ooh, what I did get in the mail today, however, was the latest TV Guide, and in it was an interview with the guy who plays Boone (I just typed "Boobe" there. Loooong day). Anyway, he went on about how he thought it was stupid to put Boone's death in a Jack episode and how they really didn't deal much with Shannon's grief. As much as I love Jack episodes, I agree.

I thought the last episode was disappointing (even the Jack flashbacks). Sad, yes. Cute, very. But...why the hell wouldn't you take advantage of the fact that the dead person has a (step) sibling (with whom they have also hooked up...ICK, excuse me while I vomit), who will be left to deal with the death. As "Boobe" said, it could have been much more intense. I hope they address how Shannon's gonna handle all this in the finale.

Oh, man. Did you miss the 2nd episode of Grey's Anatomy with the rape victim who "took a bite outta crime"?! That was frickin' great! You must see the rerun, 'cause OMG.

You hate Lynette?!?!?!?!?! How can you hate Lynette?! After the last episode I kinda agree with you about Carlos, though I had felt bad for him earlier 'cause Gabrielle is kind of an evil, conniving biyatch. But Lynette?!

I am Lynette...except I'm 21, brunette, single and childless (for which I thank God everyday). I think I identify with her 'cause her kids are so much like my little brother (ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, as well as OCD, general anxiety, etc.) and cousins. I spent most of my childhood rearing other people's asshole children so I sorta relate to her constant state of harriedness (technically, there is no such word, but you understand).

Yes, she has a strong (if overbearing) personality, as well as a penchant for nose-butting, but...she's so funny!

So, what about her do you find hackle-raising?
Apr. 13th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
Chrrrrrrist that's long! Sorry!!!!
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe it was wrong for "Do No Harm" to be about Jack, but then again, I love Jack so and the ep tripled my Jack love. I know we're getting more Boone in flashbacks (or however - ghost? hallucination?) so I'm sure they'll address some missing issues.

Why do I hate Lynette? Good, god where to start? (Warning, long hate-filled rant coming):

Because she's a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE mother who doesn't discipline her kids at all. (Or *barely.*) And then she makes it all other people's fault if someone blames her, like the neighbor who her kids were stealing from. She couldn't be bothered to apologize like a normal person. She's such a selfish, smug, stubborn bee-yotch. The terrible mothering and nauseating smugness aside, the dirty, underhanded way she took away her husband's promotion made me want to KILL her. Sure, he has his faults and he isn't nearly supportive enough. I get that. But she is so competitive and such a complete bitch through and through. She just needs a fuckin' nanny and to go back to work already. Fuck!

Her only redeeming factor is I do like that actress, so there are the very rare moments where I don't hate her. At first I pitied her, but all her problems are her own damn fault! Ever hear of birth control? Geting and keeping a nanny? Spanking your kids? Sheesh. I know it's TV and it's supposed to be funny -- and everyone is doing *something* underhanded -- but I grit my teeth through all her screentime.

I can't feel sorry for someone who cultivates such chaos on purpose and then proceeds to make everyone else around her miserable. And the way she criticized Bree was so totally out of line. She's every bad mother whose kids are running amok in the store and making your life hell and who refuses to do anything about it. In short, she needs to DIE.

While I don't approve of Gabrielle either (talk about sneaky and selfish!), she's still sympathetic and she doesn't have that brood of godawful children, so that's a plus. At first I just hated Lynette's kids, but soon the hate transferred to her, the reason why they're such monsters.

So, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on her. There's no way you could be remotely like her, love, even if you are "harried."

Apr. 13th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
You know, I just wanted to add -- since I already hate Lynette, everything she does just inflames my hatred more. If another character does something selfish or bitchy, I mostly let it go because I don't hate their characters. They usually get a free pass because I like them or am somewhat neutral towards them.

I think that goes for TV characters, roommates, or presidents - if you already don't like them, every little thing they do drives you up the wall.
Apr. 14th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
Wow. Well, when you put it like that, I can see why you despise her so.

Oh man, I completely agree with you about how annoying it is when people don't/won't control their bastard chidren. If you have to breed, you have to be responsible for the little miscreants. And anyway, why is it that only the stupidest and most unevolved people on earth are the only people who are over-fertile and exceedingly promiscuous?!

You know, in my favorite movie, Shallow Grave, there's this great quote that summarizes my feelings on children: "I hate children! I'd raise money to have the little fuckers put down!" *cackle*

I think that goes for TV characters, roommates, or presidents - if you already don't like them, every little thing they do drives you up the wall.

Truer words were never spoken. That Jenny bitch on The L Word, my father and brother (I guess they could both be counted as roommates, ya know, since we share DNA and, at least for the moment, a house), and Bush (italicizing his name cannot even begin to express my abject loathing for this bastard...I guess now might be a good time to ask if you're a Republican) all make my blood boil and my teeth clench. Grrr!!!!
Apr. 14th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
:-D Glad I didn't drive you away with my full-strength blast of Lynette hate.

Shallow Grave? Squee! I have that poster up in my bathroom. Sigh. The movie where I first fell in love with Ewan! So damn great and creepy. Love it. Although I love Trainspotting just that little bit more.

I am *so* not a Republican. Nope! I'd vote for Bill Clinton again if I could!

(And been listening to some Craig Armstrong - I like! It's just taking me a while to work through all that music! Did you get your CDs yet? Should have arrived today.)
Apr. 14th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
Oh, you don't have to worry about driving me away! Once I've grown fond o someone, I pretty much stick with 'em. I'm a lot like a barnacle that way.

You're a Ewan-lover, too?! OMG! I love most of his movies, even though there's been a few that leave me feeling awful stoopid.

Shallow Grave just cracks me up. How many great one-liners can you put in a movie? I just love Alex. If I actually wanted to (or could) be a journalist, I'd probably aspire to be like him.

I loved Trainspotting too, but the bloated baby really just kinda killed it for me. As much as I dislike children, that nearly made me sick.

*does happy dance* And a Bill-lover as well! I don't care what people say about him, I lurv him. I felt safer when he was the president. And *gasp* I'm one of those crazy people who don't even care where his dick has been, as I don't see how that has any bearing on his ability to do his job.

Yes, I got my music. I'll e-mail you after I write my paper about Dante's Inferno (oh, joy). This is a blatant attempt at procrastination. But, in short, about the music: Suffice it to say that after having received this package today, coupled with your comments above (and I do hope you're not easily scared), if I were a lesbian and lived a little closer to California, I just might have to propose to you. : P
Apr. 15th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
I guess I liked Ewan as Alex because I'm a writer too. ;-) And he was the most sympathetic character, to me anyway. A friend of mine didn't like any of them and hated the film. But I loved it.

I *totally* agree about Clinton. He's guilty of poor judgment, surely and while I don't condone adultery, that has *nothing* to do with running the country. It's infinitely worse to start a war and lie to the whole country about *why!*. (Ending rant here ...)

So glad you liked your music! ;-) Yay! I'm not ruling out the lesbian thing if Catherine Zeta-Jones is ever available. *g*
Apr. 18th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
And some guy pulled over and gave me a note that said, "You are beautiful!" I kid you not! Very flattering even if he wasn't my type at all. ;-)

How cool is that! I had something similiar happen today and it made me so happy! And trust me, I was having a day.
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
Aw, yay for random acts of flattery! ;-) Hope your day improved!

Apr. 19th, 2005 10:43 am (UTC)
Yup. Nothing like a little kindness to make your day go better!
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