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Sep. 24th, 2017 10:00 pm
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It is still way too warm here, but we're supposed to have a real cool front either Tuesday night or Wednesday, I can't remember which. In the meantime, Layla has been enthusiastically enjoying her encounters with the young opossum I've written about previously, who apparently DOES live in one of our neighbor's yards and has been making an appearance almost every night. Layla barks joyfully, the possum freezes on top of the (wooden) fence, great noise and jumping about is had, I tell Layla to come inside NOW, Layla is pleased as punch at having done her job.

We have been watching the new Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War, and oh my god I will be glad when it is over. It is a brutal, brutal series, brilliantly done, packed with eyewitness accounts and video. I know the broad outlines of the war, but I was only 10 years old in 1968 so almost all of the details are new to me. Something that did make me smile just a little was the discovery that Robert McNamara's son Craig essentially ended up becoming an organic farmer. Swords into ploughshares, indeed.

I am almost finished reading Lev Grossman's The Magician King. As soon as I'm done I will order the last volume in the trilogy. Reader, I am loving this series so much. :D

If House were homeless...

Sep. 24th, 2017 07:18 pm
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Srsly posted about homeless characters here.  It got me to thinking.  Also writing a bit, but that's not what this is about.  If House were at a low enough point to be homeless but not low enough for suicide, would he do things for himself like busk or practice medicine (like, without a license)? Or would he refuse to use those skills?  What do you think?

Sunday Baking

Sep. 17th, 2017 05:33 pm
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Put together this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cake today (from the Washington Post). Followed the instructions except for sifting the flour and spices together -- just took it out of the oven and it smells delicious. :D

We must have an opossum in residence close by -- Layla treed a youngster both last night and this morning in the backyard, scaring the bejeebers out of the little guy both times.

Currently reading Jay McInerney's The Good Life, sequel to Brightness Falls and the middle book in his "New York trilogy" (I've noticed some people calling it his "Yuppie trilogy," heh). It's a good read, but omg these characters do not talk like normal people talk. Before this I read Neil Gaiman's American Gods. I had read it once, years and years ago, but I heard Gaiman had restored something like 12K words to a new edition. It was interesting to see how the book did or did not follow the first season of the TV show, and how a few scenes had been transferred to TV virtually unchanged. I enjoyed it a lot -- two thumbs up, would recommend.

Testing request fro HW story

Sep. 15th, 2017 05:47 am
[personal profile] agatha1939
I am not sure I'm doing this right... I want to post a request for a HW fan-fiction, is this the right way? Anyway, I am looking for a history where Wilson was homeless (?) and House takes him home and they live together for a while, then later Wilson tells him that he had divorced and was accused of stealing (?) by Vogler (W was an accountant I guess)... not really sure about the details, but this was the gist of it. Does it ring a bell? Thanks!

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