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Winning at being a Grown Up: Today I got my car serviced (routine maintenance) and went to the doctor (sinus infection, bleah), both of which I'd been putting off for ages. Yay!

Failing at being a Grown Up: Trying to go into work on my day off and discovering when I got there that I didn't have my badge and keys. I still haven't found them. Boo. :(

I just finished making my 50th Pennyblossom. A couple weeks back, EW.com posted a Big Bang Theory gift guide, and they linked my Pennyblossoms! ("For: Someone who knows who Radiohead is.") That led to a very nice uptick in business, which has been pretty awesome. It would have been more awesome if my actual job hadn't suddenly gotten crazy busy at the same time, but whatever, I can sleep later.

Speaking of sleep, I have an 11-mile run at 6:45 am, so I should really go to bed. (I never thought I'd get to the point where 11 miles seemed blessedly short, but here I am. Last week was 19 miles. That one was tough, NGL.)
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Winning at being a Grown Up: Today I got my car serviced (routine maintenance) and went to the doctor (sinus infection, bleah), both of which I'd been putting off for ages. Yay!

Failing at being a Grown Up: Trying to go into work on my day off and discovering when I got there that I didn't have my badge and keys. I still haven't found them. Boo. :(

I just finished making my 50th Pennyblossom. A couple weeks back, EW.com posted a Big Bang Theory gift guide, and they linked my Pennyblossoms! ("For: Someone who knows who Radiohead is.") That led to a very nice uptick in business, which has been pretty awesome. It would have been more awesome if my actual job hadn't suddenly gotten crazy busy at the same time, but whatever, I can sleep later.

Speaking of sleep, I have an 11-mile run at 6:45 am, so I should really go to bed. (I never thought I'd get to the point where 11 miles seemed blessedly short, but here I am. Last week was 19 miles. That one was tough, NGL.)

OH SHOW

Sep. 23rd, 2010 09:58 pm
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
BIG BANG BIG BANG BIG BANG!!!

SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! WELCOME BACK! SO MUCH ADORABLENESS. ("Does square-dancing with my sister at a Teens for Jesus concert count?")

(Jim Parsons is looking freaky skinny though, yeah?)

ETA: Oh my gosh, have you seen this get-well-Kaley video that Bill Prady tweeted? http://www.twitvid.com/HJYC3

OH SHOW

Sep. 23rd, 2010 09:58 pm
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
BIG BANG BIG BANG BIG BANG!!!

SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! WELCOME BACK! SO MUCH ADORABLENESS. ("Does square-dancing with my sister at a Teens for Jesus concert count?")

(Jim Parsons is looking freaky skinny though, yeah?)

ETA: Oh my gosh, have you seen this get-well-Kaley video that Bill Prady tweeted? http://www.twitvid.com/HJYC3
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
If you have a) seen The Princess and the Frog, and b) watched tonight's episode of BBT, I hope the following sentence brings you as much joy as it did me:

"And this is Penny, the waitress. Do not kiss her."
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
If you have a) seen The Princess and the Frog, and b) watched tonight's episode of BBT, I hope the following sentence brings you as much joy as it did me:

"And this is Penny, the waitress. Do not kiss her."
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I'm posting a con report less than a week after the con ended? WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS!?

So yeah! We went to WonderCon for the first time ever, yay! We've wanted to go for years but the timing just hasn't worked out. This year the timing was still not spectacular, what with it being Easter weekend and Baby Donut's birthday, but we'd committed to go and so we did, and I'm really glad we did because it was ~AWESOME.~

I wore four costumes this time: Yvaine, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, my Rebel cheerleader, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. (Our Masquerade skit this year was MM-themed and there were actually 8 of us dressed as identical Bowlers!) After Dragon*Con, having only one suitcase apiece seemed so...strange. We did, however, forget our camera, so most of the pics I'm linking to are Corli's; a few are Glenn's, and a few are Jess's husband Scott's. All the tiny pictures can be clicked to be embiggened.

Exhaustive details, many many pictures, and Masquerade video under the cut! )

And to close this post-- HUGE CRAZY MASSIVE THANKS to Corli for opening her home to us, driving us to and from the con every day, choreographing a fantastic and fun skit, and putting in so much work on the Bowler costumes. Now I have one, and I didn't have to do anything to get it! (You bet your ass we're bringing these to D*C this year!) Much love to all my fellow Mystery Men-- thanks for making our first WonderCon so great for us.
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I'm posting a con report less than a week after the con ended? WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS!?

So yeah! We went to WonderCon for the first time ever, yay! We've wanted to go for years but the timing just hasn't worked out. This year the timing was still not spectacular, what with it being Easter weekend and Baby Donut's birthday, but we'd committed to go and so we did, and I'm really glad we did because it was ~AWESOME.~

I wore four costumes this time: Yvaine, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, my Rebel cheerleader, and the Bowler from Mystery Men. (Our Masquerade skit this year was MM-themed and there were actually 8 of us dressed as identical Bowlers!) After Dragon*Con, having only one suitcase apiece seemed so...strange. We did, however, forget our camera, so most of the pics I'm linking to are Corli's; a few are Glenn's, and a few are Jess's husband Scott's. All the tiny pictures can be clicked to be embiggened.

Exhaustive details, many many pictures, and Masquerade video under the cut! )

And to close this post-- HUGE CRAZY MASSIVE THANKS to Corli for opening her home to us, driving us to and from the con every day, choreographing a fantastic and fun skit, and putting in so much work on the Bowler costumes. Now I have one, and I didn't have to do anything to get it! (You bet your ass we're bringing these to D*C this year!) Much love to all my fellow Mystery Men-- thanks for making our first WonderCon so great for us.
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
Oh Big Bang Theory, you know how to make a girl smile. Perfect resolution to a Valentine's episode, y/y?

Also, best line of the night: "Rupert Murdoch?" "He owns Fox, which cancelled Firefly."

And I'm pretty sure the bit about the zombies in the roommate agreement jossed at least one BBT fic I've seen.
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
Oh Big Bang Theory, you know how to make a girl smile. Perfect resolution to a Valentine's episode, y/y?

Also, best line of the night: "Rupert Murdoch?" "He owns Fox, which cancelled Firefly."

And I'm pretty sure the bit about the zombies in the roommate agreement jossed at least one BBT fic I've seen.
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
For the Big Bang Theory folks on my flist, I found out through [livejournal.com profile] portnoyslp that there was a BBT puzzle in the MIT Mystery Hunt this year. Here is the link. It's a pretty cute puzzle and not an instant solve, but it helps a lot to be a fan of the show. There's also an xkcd puzzle that I think involves some other internet fan stuffs, which I haven't tried solving yet.

I have gotten thwacked over the head with two costumes of the OMG WANT NOW MUST MAKE variety. First is one of Alice's dresses from the new Alice in Wonderland-- we saw the trailer in front of Avatar, and I caught a fleeting glimpse of this dress and said "WANT!" I found some nice screencaps of the trailer here; that's where these pics are from. Click to embiggen:



The other one is...nnngh, why do I do this to myself? I saw the touring production of Mary Poppins back in December. That's a story for another day, but during "Let's Go Fly a Kite," one of the girls in the ensemble was wearing an outfit that was so cute, I did nothing but watch her and almost completely missed the big plot-important thing that happened in the song. And of course there's no freaking pictures of this outfit, anywhere, and I don't remember the exact details of it. After extensive searching, I found an online video of the Broadway production, so at least I have some grainy screencaps to go on:



There's a cute little hat, and clearly a jacket of some kind over a white blouse, and a full skirt. I'm assuming it's a child's or young teenager's outfit. I wish I knew more about this era-- the movie (and musical, I'm assuming) is set in 1910. I've been doing some googling but haven't found any similar outfits that I could use for further research. Anyone have suggestions? Why am I a crazy person who does things like this to myself?
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
For the Big Bang Theory folks on my flist, I found out through [livejournal.com profile] portnoyslp that there was a BBT puzzle in the MIT Mystery Hunt this year. Here is the link. It's a pretty cute puzzle and not an instant solve, but it helps a lot to be a fan of the show. There's also an xkcd puzzle that I think involves some other internet fan stuffs, which I haven't tried solving yet.

I have gotten thwacked over the head with two costumes of the OMG WANT NOW MUST MAKE variety. First is one of Alice's dresses from the new Alice in Wonderland-- we saw the trailer in front of Avatar, and I caught a fleeting glimpse of this dress and said "WANT!" I found some nice screencaps of the trailer here; that's where these pics are from. Click to embiggen:



The other one is...nnngh, why do I do this to myself? I saw the touring production of Mary Poppins back in December. That's a story for another day, but during "Let's Go Fly a Kite," one of the girls in the ensemble was wearing an outfit that was so cute, I did nothing but watch her and almost completely missed the big plot-important thing that happened in the song. And of course there's no freaking pictures of this outfit, anywhere, and I don't remember the exact details of it. After extensive searching, I found an online video of the Broadway production, so at least I have some grainy screencaps to go on:



There's a cute little hat, and clearly a jacket of some kind over a white blouse, and a full skirt. I'm assuming it's a child's or young teenager's outfit. I wish I knew more about this era-- the movie (and musical, I'm assuming) is set in 1910. I've been doing some googling but haven't found any similar outfits that I could use for further research. Anyone have suggestions? Why am I a crazy person who does things like this to myself?
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Oh hallelujah-- either AO3 fixed whatever was wrong, or I found the right portal/homepage/whatever, because now if I go to Yuletide it returns all the fics (instead of the first 1000), which means all the fandoms show up in the filter sidebar, *and* you can filter with an "OR" so you don't have to click through the fandoms one at a time. Which is a long way of saying, help, I've fallen into Yuletide and I can't get out.

A Yuletide rec for you!

The Cheap Trick Acceleration by [livejournal.com profile] liviapenn
(Big Bang Theory)
"Penny racks her brain for the next twenty miles, trying to think of a subtle way to bring up the topic of meeting your time-traveling future self, or being sent on a mission to avert an apocalypse-related death. Finally she tells herself Forget it, Penny, it's Nerdtown. Sheldon and Leonard have weirder conversations six times a day. Sometimes before breakfast. Sometimes over Twitter."
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
Oh hallelujah-- either AO3 fixed whatever was wrong, or I found the right portal/homepage/whatever, because now if I go to Yuletide it returns all the fics (instead of the first 1000), which means all the fandoms show up in the filter sidebar, *and* you can filter with an "OR" so you don't have to click through the fandoms one at a time. Which is a long way of saying, help, I've fallen into Yuletide and I can't get out.

A Yuletide rec for you!

The Cheap Trick Acceleration by [livejournal.com profile] liviapenn
(Big Bang Theory)
"Penny racks her brain for the next twenty miles, trying to think of a subtle way to bring up the topic of meeting your time-traveling future self, or being sent on a mission to avert an apocalypse-related death. Finally she tells herself Forget it, Penny, it's Nerdtown. Sheldon and Leonard have weirder conversations six times a day. Sometimes before breakfast. Sometimes over Twitter."
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
AHAHAHA, YOU GUYS. Okay so remember last year, the HIMYM cast did that "Best of 2008" photoshoot where they dressed up as other characters/people?

This year, EW did it with Big Bang Theory. And they dressed up Jim and Kaley as Edward and Bella. With Johnny in a giant furry werewolf suit to be Jacob. (Fandom reaction to this has been amazing: "OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER I still hate Twilight goddammit BUT THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER.")

Also Kunal is dressed up as Kanye West and he looks AMAZING. DAMN.

Scans are here, for now. (That links to an S/P comm, so skip the comments if that ain't your thing.)

Oh that reminds me! We were watching "The Gorilla Experiment" episode (where Sheldon teaches Penny physics) and they referenced Koko the gorilla, and Rogue giggled, and I was like "What?" and he was like "Cuoco the gorilla," and he giggled again. And he calls *me* weird.
jaina: (bbt - penny penny penny)
AHAHAHA, YOU GUYS. Okay so remember last year, the HIMYM cast did that "Best of 2008" photoshoot where they dressed up as other characters/people?

This year, EW did it with Big Bang Theory. And they dressed up Jim and Kaley as Edward and Bella. With Johnny in a giant furry werewolf suit to be Jacob. (Fandom reaction to this has been amazing: "OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER I still hate Twilight goddammit BUT THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER.")

Also Kunal is dressed up as Kanye West and he looks AMAZING. DAMN.

Scans are here, for now. (That links to an S/P comm, so skip the comments if that ain't your thing.)

Oh that reminds me! We were watching "The Gorilla Experiment" episode (where Sheldon teaches Penny physics) and they referenced Koko the gorilla, and Rogue giggled, and I was like "What?" and he was like "Cuoco the gorilla," and he giggled again. And he calls *me* weird.
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Oh god all my shows are starting back up. SO MUCH TV YOU GUYS. (But so gleeful!)

Big Bang Theory 3x01, The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation )

Castle 2x01, Deep in Death )

Tonight we watched last night's House (because there was no time last night, two hours, wtf???) and I have nothing to say, really. Except Franka Potente looks kind of like Claire Danes, yeah?
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Oh god all my shows are starting back up. SO MUCH TV YOU GUYS. (But so gleeful!)

Big Bang Theory 3x01, The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation )

Castle 2x01, Deep in Death )

Tonight we watched last night's House (because there was no time last night, two hours, wtf???) and I have nothing to say, really. Except Franka Potente looks kind of like Claire Danes, yeah?

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