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posted by [personal profile] jwaneeta at 08:41pm on 23/04/2009

There's nothing like living in the Midwest to make you appreciate spring. Now I understand the impulse of the populace to wear shorts the instant the sun shines. It beats the hell out of suiting up like you have to leave a science station at the bottom of the world, you know? Oh, god! less clothing! I'm into it now.

I've been thrashing about like a serf in my front yard. My neighbor Max hates this ritual too -- a treasured break from the Midwestern habit of greating everything, even tornados and blizzards -- with a stoic smile. We both hate yardwork. Our shared misery makes us stronger. Our labors have coincided in the last few days, and we pause occasionaly to pant and sweat and spit the crap out of our mouths and curse the neccessity of yardwork. I like Max.

The weather is so beautiful that yesterday, after hours of yardwork, I went to the gym. By god I did! (For my ill-advised heroism I got such a sore elbow I could hardly sleep. Note to self: No Heroics).

Today I delivered my yearly talk to the 4th grade class at the local elementary school, and they were darlings as always. One of the kids is perhaps a genius. She drew an on-the-fly sketch of me as I was talking, and her notebook is filled with art. She can't not draw. Excellent.

I wrote a fanfic for Henry Hellrung http://community.livejournal.com/henryhellrung/2001.html
and took a nap. And I made a deal. I got some things done today. I LOVE SPRING

EDIT: I cooked something the other day that didn't fail. SPRING IFLU

EDIT2: Damn you Deadliest Catch!

EDIT THE 3RD: Btw, since I started working out again my legs are kickass. YEAH! Some real evidence of the boredom and pain of working out. IFLU SPRING
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posted by [identity profile] empty-splendor.livejournal.com at 02:28am on 24/04/2009
Hurray for spring!

I knew it was spring today because I changed from Hot Coffee to Frappicino in my morning Starbucks trip.

...I just realized how sad that sounds...
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 06:22am on 24/04/2009
Put on some shorts and drink your iced drink. It's the way of creation!
posted by [identity profile] empty-splendor.livejournal.com at 02:29pm on 24/04/2009
Put on your hiking boots and sunglasses jump into your SUV and go out for Lattes!

posted by [identity profile] therobotmuse.livejournal.com at 03:28am on 24/04/2009
Oh man, Deadliest Catch is so intense already. It's insane.
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 06:20am on 24/04/2009
I can't look away. I thought it was because I was from Mass fisherman stock, but I guess everybody feels like this.

*gnaws elbows*
posted by [identity profile] cranberryink.livejournal.com at 05:50am on 24/04/2009
EDIT2: Damn you Deadliest Catch!

I FEEL YOUR PAIN. Damnit. I actually went off the show for a season and a half because I couldn't take the intensity, but now I'm hooked all over again.
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 06:18am on 24/04/2009
The sunk codfish boat IS KILLING ME. Jesus.

posted by [identity profile] toysdream.livejournal.com at 07:28am on 24/04/2009
Can't wait to read the Henry story!

As for Deadliest Catch, I heaved a sigh of relief when Phil was pulled off his boat at the last possible second on doctor's orders, but I'm starting to suspect that Keith will be the new Phil.

At least the ruthless, unflappable Sig remains a surly constant. When they sing about the faces being so cold, it's his Nordic mug that I always envision.
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 08:41am on 24/04/2009
Well, that's kind of poetic, but I'm from fisherman stock and I just want to kill Sig, successful bastard that he is.

*so conflicted*
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posted by [identity profile] jazzypom.livejournal.com at 07:47am on 24/04/2009
Oh Britain... we have sun, but I can't go out in shorts, noooo.
Sadly the heatwave brilliant weather is over for now. It's cloudy and cool and rainy, and not in the fun way. I'll just have to hope the next storm is better.
posted by [identity profile] spankingfemme.livejournal.com at 12:11pm on 24/04/2009
:) Less clothes are always better ;) Speaking of yard work, I guess I should do some in my own yard *groan* Too many trees dropping limbs! Speaking of out West has me missing AZ (where I was born, I live in Florida now)

Aw! Very cool that you do that for the 4th graders :P I remember being that age and doodling every chance I got *sigh* good ol' days before having to work all kinds of hours ;)

Oh! Just read your fic! (commented there, but Wow! I'm impressed! =D)
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 05:24pm on 25/04/2009
Thank you!

It's so nice to be able to put all the heavy coats away finally. I don't care how cool it gets from here on out, I will not wear a heavy coat again until fall.
posted by [identity profile] spankingfemme.livejournal.com at 05:37pm on 25/04/2009
Yes! Heavy, burdening clothes be gone! XD
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posted by [identity profile] astridv.livejournal.com at 04:48pm on 24/04/2009
SPRING! It's glorious. Everything smells nice (well, except when the farmers dung their fields but even that's okay because it smells of SPRING.

Hope your elbow won't give you further trouble. The crud is finally gone? Yay.
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 05:26pm on 25/04/2009
Yeah,m the crud finally wore itself out -- what a winter, ugh.

I was just appreciating the smell of spring yesterday! All the flowering trees are in bloom and they're heavenly.

Sadly my crazy neighbor cut down my lilacs bushes - they were planted by the former owner of my house, but I guess they were over the property line. Of all the plants she could have killed, why them? They were actually nice.
posted by [identity profile] tesla321.livejournal.com at 12:08am on 25/04/2009
I love Deadliest Catch!
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 05:27pm on 25/04/2009
I could watch DC forever. It's beyond addictive. :D
posted by [identity profile] thedeadlyhook.livejournal.com at 04:21pm on 25/04/2009
Your workouts do inspire me. I found myself mesmerized this morning by one of those 10-Minute Trainer infomercials... and then started to wonder if this was the same Tony Horton who seems to have directed some of the follow-up vampire series to Dante's Cove? And were that true, would it make working out more fun? Either way, I really must start some kind of exercise program.

This season of Deadliest Catch really is an immediate wire brush to the nerves, isn't it? This latest Coast Guard rescue drama is excrutiating.
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 05:31pm on 25/04/2009
It's the Coast Guard thing that's killing me. It's just bad enough that I think maybe I shouldn't watch, but I can't not watch.

Yay, workouts. They're so good for every part of a person -- for me, the big motivator is the amazing stuff it does for my mood and appetite. The other day I passed a gym and it triggered a sense memory of how good I feel ater I work out (workouts themselves are hard, boring work, imo, but worth it) and I went home and got my stuff and hit my own place. And lo! I felt good! Bless spring. :D


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