Hello, All!

Oct. 3rd, 2015 02:09 pm
jpgr: (Mets NL East)
Picked up a new laptop the other day. It's smaller than my previous one and I need to get used to the new keyboard which makes typing a little slower. I hope to continue with my Psych character facts as well as writing and transcripts.

It's only been 2 new eps of Doctor Who so I can't really say how I feel regarding them. Yes, I'm excited it's back, but they really haven't grabbed me.

I've seen the first two episodes of Heroes Reborn and I remember enough of the original series to get some of the references.

The CW shows begin next week which are the ones I'm really looking forward to.

It's currently 48 degrees outside (8.888 in celcius) and damp. We didn't get the heavy rains but it's still nasty. I remember coming up here to visit my sister one year and got snow flurries at the end of October.

And, as you can see by the icon, I am very happy with my New York Mets who have made the post=season for the first time in 9 years. Obviously I want them to take the World Series but I'll take each round as it comes


Jun. 1st, 2012 09:55 pm
jpgr: (Mets Santana)
Not mine, swiped from the board at CitiField!!
jpgr: (Glee Blaine ani)
jpgr: (LOM Sam I Rock)
Mom and I made 3 soda breads this morning. The house smells wonderful. One we keep for ourselves and the other 2 get split for neighbors. http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/92220/grandma-clarks-soda-bread

I'm going to a spring training game Friday (Mets v. Braves) and I've a feeling it'll be the only one this year, but at least I'm going.

Last Week

1. Burn for You -- INXS
2. Unforgettable -- Nat King Cole
3. Fly Me to the Moon -- Frank Sinatra
4. The End -- The Beatles
5. The First Cut is the Deepest -- Cat Stevens

This Week

1. I never meant to be so bad to you One thing I said that I would never do
2. ...With love to lead the way, I've found more skies of gray
3. Tongue-tied, (I'm) short of breath, don't even try
4. ...Bring me a ring for I'm longing to be, The envy of all I see.
5. ...When there are clouds in the sky you'll get by.

Still Here

Oct. 10th, 2010 11:56 am
jpgr: (Misc Leaf pile)
Yeah, I know it's been ages since I gave you a "real" post and I'm sorry for that. The quest is still going on. I have an in at the local Walgreens as I trained one of the managers when she used to work at the store. SHe told me to use her as a reference. It's also about 10 minutes from home. Across the street from there is a retail store, local to FL only, I believe, for which I also grabbed an application. I also put in for Borders which would be Heaven if I got it.

I've also taken time to clean my room, throwing out loads of stuff and I still have more to go. There will also be much shredding. I'm also working on another project. I have every classic Dr Who story from various sources. I am now trying to get them in chronological order. It's time consuming as I convert the DVDs to tape, getting them in order, then transferring them back to DVD, fitting at least 4 stories on a single disc. I have cleared so much space on the rack.

As for baseball, I really don't know who to cheer for at this point. I would like to see Tampa, but they'd have to win the next 2 games. It's the National League that is casuing troubles. I'm really not to keen on any of them. I really don't want Atlanta or Philly (being a Mets fan) but San Fran and Cincy don't have anything going for them to make me cheer either. All I can definitely say in regards to the Series: anyone but the Yankees.

Last Time's Answers


2. (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone -- the Monkees
3. Ain't No Moutntain High Enough -- Supremes (this version)
4. She's a Woman -- The Beatles
5. Whenever You Need Somebody -- Rick AStley

This Week

1. You're a falling star, you're the get away car. You're the line in the sand when I go too far.
2. Look around your world pretty baby Is it everything you hoped it'd be
3. Don't you worry 'bout what's on your mind (Oh my) I'm in no hurry I can take my time (Oh my)
4. It's a very ancient saying, But a true and honest thought, That if you become a teacher,
By your pupils you'll be taught.
5. I never meant to be so bad to you One thing I said that I would never do

Ooh Yeah!

Jun. 19th, 2010 12:59 pm
jpgr: (Mets Santana Pumped)
I will admit I was doing a little dance and chant last night after the Mets beat the Yankees 4-0 last night. There were a couple of scary moments as twice the Yankees had the bases loaded. We've just come off two sweeps so I won't hold my breath here, just take my happiness where I can.

I'm seriously writing what could be the last scene of my Psych fic with a chance at one more if I decide to go a different way. I've been posting it in parts on my fic journal to get some constructive criticism as the beta I had lined up never responded past a couple of emails. I've also begun my transcript of 5x4 The Time of Angels and hopefully it won't take so long as the last one.

The stitching. It's becoming a monster. I really need to make myself work on it. I think I'll be taking it with me to New Jersey and maybe get some done during the day (if possible).

Really not much else going on so...

Last Week's Answers

1. Celluloid Heroes --The Kinks
2. New York State of Mind -- Billy Joel
3. Hot Fun in the Summertime -- Sly and the Family Stone

5. My Lovin' -- En Vogue

This Week

1. Ain't it good Ain't it right That you are with me Here tonight
2. ...Baby, what's these things You've been sayin' about me Behind my back
3. ...Your hair streaked wth sun-light, Your lips red as flame, Your face with a lustre that puts gold to shame!
4. ...You don't have to read my mind, to know what I have in mind
5. Left a good job in the city, Workin' for The Man every night and day,
jpgr: (Default)
Hello everyone! I hope all has gone well since we last spoke. As Sister Co already knows, I signed up for a year membership at Curves. (She's the one who gave me a gift month) Today was my second weigh-in, and, although I only lost 1 lb, I've lost .20% body fat, 1" from my waist, 1.25" from my abdomen, .5" from my thigh and 1" from my arm. I think those are good signs. Now I just need to work on getting my appetite under control.

My transcript for Victory of the Daleks is coming along a little slowly as I've has some later afternoons this week but I'm just over the halfway mark. My Psych fic is near done--at least the writing part--and then I need to type it up. The beta I had lined up over at Psychfic.com never got back to me so I may resend to her or start asking for another. I do have the first 3 parts up at my fic journal in the hopes I'll get some constructive criticism.

As for the stitching, I need to make myself work on this thing for more than an hour at night, if that. I'll send a card to my nephew and his wife and hope they'll forgive this breach of wedding etiquette as this will not be done within the year of grace.

OK, baseball. Mets are tied for second, 2.5 out. Who are we tied with, you ask? The Phillies! According to mlb.com, we have more wins than they do (and mores losses too) so that makes me smile.

Last Week

1. Get Up, Stand Up -- Bob Marley
2. Walls Come Tumbling DOwn -- Style Council

4. Maria --Ricky Martin (yes, I have that album)
5. I Feel the Earth Move -- Carole King

This Week

1. Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star,
2. Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighbourhood
3. End of the spring and here she comes back Hi Hi Hi Hi there
4. Well, I saw my baby walkin' With another man today
5. ...I remember how it used to be You never was this nice, you can't fool me

3 Weeks On

Apr. 28th, 2010 06:38 pm
jpgr: (A2A Oh Bloody Joy)
Remember when I first posted about having a horrible cough and cold? Well, I still have it. I couldn't get an appointment with my doctor until Monday but it was really bugging me yesterday and today so I went to a walk-in clinic right by work. The doctor's assessment? Acute bronchitis. So I now have antibiotics, cough medicine and an inhaler. Yay. I have to go in tomorrow but I'm off Friday and Saturday which will be helpful.

Oh, and in other news? Mets are #1! (I'm bragging while I can)
jpgr: (Mets Santana Pumped)
Baseball tickets on sale! However, I am in a circling pattern as there seems to be heavy traffic online. The brilliant minds that scheduled spring training at Tradition Field neglected to take those who work during the day into consideration as there are no night games! Because of this, we'll only be taking in 2 games instead of the regular 3.

To get my Tennant fix, I've begun to listen to some of his audiobooks that I've had sitting in iTunes for months. Right now it's The Merlin Conspiracy by Diana Wynne Jones. It takes place in an alternate world (well, a number of them) where magic exists. It's told by two different point of view and David narrates one. I just love his voice and the favorites for me so far are Hyde (when drunk) and Minnie the Elephant.

Oh for the Firefly fans, I was watching The Mentalist Thursday and our own Sean Maher was on! "It's Simon!" I cried.

{I've so far been waiting 20 minutes for tickets. OK, now it's "technical difficulties" and of course the phone lines are busy}

Last Week's Answers

Co knew them all as she said and did come back to prove it.

The quote was from The Light in the Forest

1. You Shook Me All Night Long -- AC/DC
2. Genius of Love -- the Tom Tom Club.
3. I Want You Back -- the Jackson 5
4. Don't Let Me Down -- the Beatles
5. Rock the Boat -- the Hughes Corporation

This Week

"Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears--that's what soma is."

1. (spoken)I know when to go out I know when to stay in Get things done
2. As I walk this land with broken dreams I have visions of many things
3. ...But did you know of the murder committed In the name of love - yeah You thought what a pity
4. Sleep Sleep tonight And may your dreams Be realized
5. I was walking down a one way street Just a looking for someone to meet

{45 minutes and still no tickets!!}
jpgr: (Default)
OK, not much has changed over the last week. Still early hours, still working on the stitching and writing. One thing is that I've taken it upon myself to create a Doctor Who Guide for a friend of mine to help ease her into the classic series. I've done a brief synopsis of each episode and am now working on a profile for each incarnation of the Doctor and companions. If you think I should include something else (perhaps the Master?), let me know.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Henry V

1. Love is in the Air -- John Paul Young
2. Ca C'est L'Amour -- John Barrowman (a Cole Porter song)
3. Day Tripper -- U2
4. Angels -- Robbie Williams
5. Sway -- Michael Buble

This Week

"Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'tis the only thing in this world that lasts."

1. ...my lover stands on golden sands and watches the ships that go sailin'
2. Hopes dashed to the floor like shattered teenage dreams.Boys living next door are never what they seem.
3. What happened to the world we knew When we would dream and scheme
4. My love she throws me like a rubber ball
5. Think of your fellow man Lend him a helping hand
jpgr: (Default)
Another week of 5:30 mornings. It's been a month now and my body has already made adjustments to this new schedule. I usually start drifting off around 10 and that's the time the only 2 shows I really watch right now start. (The Philanthropist and Psych) Both are programmed into the VCR. :)

We won't talk baseball. It's as simple as that. I think Co already expressed it quite nicely at her journal.

As you saw previously, I've gotten back into the stitching and I actually started on the names. I'll do a few more stitched on the top half and then I'll be ready to move to the bottom. All the final detailing I'll do all at once.

Writing is moving slowly. In my latest TOC/DW fic, I really have thought of an actual plot as I mainly wanted Alan to meet Donna so the action just might be secondary.

Not much else going on here so on with the quiz.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Walden by Thoreau

1. Love is the Seventh Wave -- Sting
2. I Don't Know How to Love Him -- from Jesus Christ Superstar
3. The Little Old Lady from Pasadena -- Jan and Dean
4. Tomorrow -- from Annie
5. You Raise Me Up -- Josh Groban

This Week

"Then imitate the action of the tiger./Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,/Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage."

1. ...And I don't know if I'm being foolish Don't know if I'm being wise
2. When suddenly you you sight someone for whom you yearn
3. Got a good reason, for taking the easy way out
4. I sit and wait does an angel contemplate my fate
5. ...Other dancers may be on the floor Dear, but my eyes will see only you
jpgr: (DW Master It's Crazy ani)
Granted, it doesn't look well for the Mets right now in the bottom of the 11th (5-4 Philly), there have been some fabulous plays. I bet all of Baseball Tonight's "Web Gems" could be from this game alone. Well, at least the top 2.

ETA: Game over, Mets lost, but I will admit it was a good game to watch--even though they left 16 on base
jpgr: (JS ani)
Slept in and caught up on some viewing that is piling up. I did see the semifinals for Eurovision. It's a very weird thing for a Yank to watch. The two songs I really like so far are from Armenia and Portugal. (Don't spoil me please about the final!) I have piles of DVDs to go through and I think afterthe season finale of "24" tonight and the season finales tomorrow night of "NCIS" and "The Mentalist", I'll have the time to catch up.

The Mets are still in first place despite losing last night so we'll just have to hope they have LA's number because then it's on to Boston.

As I mentioned before, I'm revamping my icons and included some more of the "lesser" fandoms before entering the "Big 3" of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Life on Mars. It should come out to 30 icons each.

The stitching is moving very slowly and I'll try to get a picture tonight or tomorrow.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's(Philospher's) Stone

1. Waterfalls -- TLC
2. Nothing Compares 2 U -- Sinnead O'Connor
3. Just What I Needed -- The Cars
4. A Day in the Life -- The Beatles
5. She Will be Loved -- Maroon 5

This Week

If I be waspish, best beware my sting

1. They say we're young and we don't know We won't find out until we grow
2. ...You cry and moan and say it will work out But honey child I've got my doubts
3. like the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom when the jungle shadows fall
4. That certain night, the night we met, there was magic abroad in the air,
5. I have climbed highest mountains I have run through the fields
jpgr: (Misc Santana pumped)
Even thought I had to get up at 5:30 this morning. That seems to be the new Saturday schedule for me at work. I don't really like the early start, but I do like getting home at around 3:00. As I was getting ready to go, I saw a customer wearing the "You Never Forget Your First Doctor" shirt. It looks really good in person. Needless to say, I started a conversation. This is the first real-life Who fan I've met. We would have talked longer if I wasn't being rushed to clock-out by the manager.

The Mets are actually on a roll! I love it. They actually had a marvelous game on national tv. (C'mon, [livejournal.com profile] dakfinv, you have to admit it was great)

The stitching is moving ever so slowly and there is no way it will be done in time for the wedding. I've decided to bring it with me, a work-in-progress, just so they can see it.

I went and saw Wolverine on Tuesday. It was interesing to see his beginnings and to pick out things that would later appear in the other movies.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from The Picture of Dorian Gray

1. Love + One -- Haircut 100
2. Beechwood4-5789 -- The Marvelettes
3. One -- from A Chorus Line
4. Heroes -- David Bowie
5. Don't Leave Me This Way -- Thelma Houston

This Week

I'm skipping over a few entries of quotes in order to find one that I think the majority of visitors have read.

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

1. A lonely mother gazing out of her window Staring at her son that she just cant touch
2. It's been seven hours and fifteen days Since you took your love away
3. I dont mind you comin here And wastin all my time
4. I read the news today oh boy
5. Beauty queen of only eighteen She had some trouble with herself
jpgr: (Mets David face)
These Mets are driving me crazy! So many opportunities! At least [livejournal.com profile] dakfinv is catching a good game. It's now in extra innings tied at 5.

ETA: They did it again! Why is it that whenever they are on national television, they lose?

Back Again

Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:09 am
jpgr: (DW 10 recline ani)
OK, now that company is gone and Co is back home, it's time to continue posting. Not much is going on so I think a quick rundown is good.

1. Stitching: It's coming along well though I still have my doubts it'll be ready in time for the wedding July 3. I'll put up a picture later in the week.

2. Writing: My story revolving around The Sound of Drums has been posted around LJ and on some other fic sites but still no reviews. :( I'm working on its sequel so hopefully that should be up soon.

3. Fandom/TV: Prison Break started up again Friday. However, there are only 4 episodes left. Ashes to Ashes also returned this week and with a new underlying mystery regarding Alex. I got to watch Planet of the Dead with my niece and nephew the Saturday before Easter. It wasn't "wow" in any realy sense, more of a romp. Nothing new until around November according to RTD. Oh, has anyone else been catching the Firefly winks in recent episodes of Castle?

4. Baseball: OK, not a great start by any means, (below 500 at 6-7) but it's early days yet.

OK, I think that's everything so now to what you've been waiting for.

Last Time's Answers

The quote was from Uncle Tom's Cabin

1. At Your Side -- The Corrs
2. Games Without Frontiers -- Peter Gabriel
3. Save a Prayer -- Duran Duran
4. Good Day Sunshine -- The Beatles
5. I Wanna be Sedated -- the Ramones

This Week

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport

1. ...Oh, youre a hard one I know that you got your reasons
2. Dear God, you made many, many poor people. I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
3. Hey where did we go, Days when the rains came
4. I didn't hear you leave I wonder how am I still here
5. ...I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway, lookin' for the love getaway
jpgr: (Misc Santana pumped)
Went to a night game last night against the Orioles. This time our seats were behind 1st base. No pics this post as the important ones are very blurred. When [livejournal.com profile] donna88keys gets her post up, I'll link to it. You'll want to see them when I continue.

Now, last night was the last game in Port St Lucie this year so they pulled out all the stops. For the first ceremonial first pitch (sounds silly, but bear with me) was the Chief of Police for PSL. Now who can top that, you ask? Why actor Wilford Brimly. Ah, but we're not done yet.

Of course before the game there are lots of comings and goings on the field so I paid little attention to the golf cart that stopped in front of our section. I should have. On the screen they then played what I knew to be a clip from Happy Gilmore. Do you see where I'm going with this? Yep, Adam Sandler was there. According to the announcer, Sandler had just finished filming in Fort Pierce (the next town up from PSL). So of course everyone goes crazy.

So the ballgame starts and there are some great plays by both teams and it takes just about under an hour for 4 innings. They always have contests and what-not between innings and since one of their sponsors is a PGA club, they have a chipping contest. Now, the minute the announcer says "Straight from his win at the 'Name of Tournament I Can't Remember'" I was like, "No, it can't be. No way." But it was. Tiger Woods. He lost at the contest though. : )

The Mets won 2-1 in just 2 hours!

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] coquillagement I forgot my phone last night or you would have heard this all first hand.
jpgr: (Misc Santana pumped)
Well, went to my first of three spring training games yesterday. The team itself was mainly second-stringers or minor league wannabes because of the World baseball Classic. They were the "Metless Mets" according to [livejournal.com profile] coquillagement. I went with [livejournal.com profile] donna88keys and M (to protect the innocent) as we have been doing for a number of years now. It's about a 45 minute drive (more or less depending on traffic). Co was very excited when she first heard we were moving to Florida. SHe actually pulled out a map to see how close Port St Lucie was to where my parents and I would be living.

Anyway, we got there early enough to browse the stores and get some food. The day was gorgeous, sunny, near 80 but with a saving breeze.

Sunny Florida Picspam )
jpgr: (DW 10 eyeroll)
I see I had no responses at all for the last quiz post. Should I bother anymore? I'll post the answers from before but I won't do another unless you tell me.

Saturday is our first spring training game. Of course, the World Baseball Classic is starting so we won't see the big names but it should still be fun. I'll post pictures.


The quote was from Romeo and Juliet

1. Safe and Sound -- Carly Simon
2. Summer Sunshine -- The Corrs
3. Don't Stand So Close to Me -- the Police
4. He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother) -- The Hollies
5. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da -- The Beatles

ETA: OK then, with such a response I guess I'm meant to go on. I'll try either tomorrow or Thursday.
jpgr: (BlkPl Carlisle resting face on hands)
It was 36 when I got up this morning in south Florida. I actually got to wear my Irish-knit sweater at work. I bought my spring training tickets Saturday and my friends and I will be seeing the Mets play the Nationals, Marlins and Orioles. This Saturday we'll be going to the South Florida Fair down in West Palm Beach. It's the usual thing with rides, games, food, animals and shows. I'll bring the camera and maybe remember to use it. On Sunday my oldest brother and sister both arrive and Wednesday my second oldest sister comes in and her husband the following day. Things will be a bit busy here next week.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Animal Farm

1. Fly -- Sugar Ray
2. It's A Mistake -- Men at Work
3. Brass in Pocket -- The Pretenders
4. Bad Case of Loving You -- Robert Palmer
5. Synchronicity -- The Police

This Week

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

1. ...I could see right out my window Walkin down the street, my girl With another guy
2. Nothing you can say, Can take me away,
3. When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
4. We've just been introduced, I do not know you well,
5. Each morning I get up I die a little Can barely stand on my feet


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