May. 24th, 2010 10:23 pm
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Hey there flist! I've been kind of MIA the last couple of weeks. We've had so many sporting events and meetings at work lately. I've even missed my regular icon contests this week *pouts*.

I did manage to get the [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin draft in at least. I'm hoping to actually finish it! Cross you fingers.

Last Saturday saw me go to my first Masters swimming carnival. I did enjoy it! It was great to see all the varying ages, sizes and abilities there and good to do something for myself too. I did quite well, making best times for all my races and won 5 out of 5! Amazing!!

Right now I'm feeling guilty though :(

The LG got tackled on Saturday and has had a bit of a sore neck. This hasn't prevented him going on his scooter everywhere on Sunday and today going to football practice mind you. But tonight he was watching CSI and the guy in it died from a broken neck in a car crash and Horatio said it could have taken days after the event for this to happen. The LG has been wibbling ever since - 'what if he's going to die?' I told him I thought it was unlikely and have withstood his suggestions to go to the hospital. He swore he wouldn't be able to sleep from the worry, but has passed out on the couch and now I'm feeling bad! LOL I'm a heartless mother...
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The mods at [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin have extended the time for first drafts. Thank god. Because I'm not happy with my story. I am happy that I've actually written something, even though there are gaps. But I think the story is boring and that maybe I've done too much scene by scene re-telling. Hmmmm...Heads up to [livejournal.com profile] intinerant_vae and [livejournal.com profile] strangevisitor7! You may soon recieve said boring fic in your email for comment.

Today we went to the local markets and ended up with a kitten. The LG would not be gainsayed *sigh*. The kitten (christened Midnight) is very cute, but I really didn't want something else to look after. Rex the dog is very puzzled and he and the kitten are currently pretending the other doesn't exist!

In two weeks time I'm off to Cairns to compete in a Masters swimming carnival. I'm not too sure how I feel about this - it's 32 years since I swam competitively.

The LG has been keeping us in fish lately. His enthusiasm knows no bounds where fishing is concerned. Check out the photo behind the cut...Read more... )

The LG (who really isn't little anymore. He's taller than every other child at school, his teacher and the principal), is busy with football (Rugby League) and other sports. Last Thursday he won the cross-country at school and this week is off to the district competition.

It's looking like rain outside and I'm planning Chicken Kiev and roast veges for dinner. What are you guys having?
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My copy of Total Recall has arrived, so now I can get down to watching it a few times and hopefully writing the [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin fic. It's interesting to note that my memory of the film was pretty good and I was a bit appalled to realise how many of the one-liners I can still quote!

Along with my copy of TR, I also bought the first two series of Robin of Sherwood. I was enamoured of this show back in the eighties and watched every episode. Did anyone else (those of you who weren't tiny children :D) watch it? It had all the ingredients to push my buttons - a heavy dose of mythos, lots of sword fights, the sheriff's voice (I could listen to him forever) and a bit of snark to leaven the drama.

What TV did you watch in the 80s? Things I can remember - Blake's 7, endless repeats of Star Trek (TOS), Dr Who, Centennial, Miami Vice, to name but a few...

The LG has made the State Titles for surf club, Read more... )
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It was a burn-the-feet-on-the-sand weekend at the beach this weekend. The weather was hot, hot, hot; the sky was clear and the water calm. It was lovely :)

The brain fuzzies have been back again over the last couple of weeks. So if I've missed commenting on your posts - forgive me?? I seem to be improving again, but still need to go have more blood tests. Not my favourite thing...

I have a question for my Merlin flisters - Since I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin, I'm going to need a beta for my fic. *looks hopeful* Someone to bounce ideas off would be nice too. Anyone up for it? I thought I'd ask here first before posting at [livejournal.com profile] merlin_betas. I'm going to write a fic based on Total Recall.

At work we had several visits this week from booksellers. I loooove looking at, and choosing new books. This is one of the best parts of the job :) As well as buying books for work, I ordered a lovely hard cover copy of Connie Willis's new book Blackout!! Eeeeeeeeeee! I love her books and this one is set in her Oxford time travel 'verse that I adore.

If you have never read them - check out 'The Domesday book' and 'To say nothing of the dog'. They're both awesome books and despite being having some of the same characters are totally different in atmostphere.
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I'm out, after round #3 of [livejournal.com profile] merlin_ldws. But I'm fine with that, there was some awesome drabbles this week. I was just pleased I actually got my fics in on time and wrote something.

It kind of encouraged me :) So I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin. *wibbles* Last year when I got sucked into the Merlin fandom, the reel_merlin fics were some of the first I read; and I was seized with the mad desire to write a Merlin/Arthur version of Totall Recall!!

The idea has been kicking around the back of my brain ever since - and now I've signed up. I've got till the end of May to write the draft and stunningly I already have some notes written. Let's hope I can keep it up...

Wish me luck! :DD


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