Okay, straight up... Facebook has eaten my blogging. -_-; Apologies to anyone that only finds me here. I hope that may change again eventually, but as much as the super-short posts there annoy me sometimes, it seems to be what I have time for these days. /sigh Do still feel free to poke me here if this is the only way you know to reach me (or add me on FB). I'll still respond to comments. ^_~
ETA 4/24/2010: also Twitter now (under the same name), for which I completely blame Star Trek fandom and ONTD_ST. *mutter, mutter* social networking crack.... -_-;
I have lots to update when I eventually get time. But today, I had to at least share this. Sometime between after I left work at 9 pm last night and before I got back in at 8:30 am this morning, a water pipe that ran down the center of the ceiling in our back work-room burst. I'm still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the amount of mess this created. So much stuff ruined. Because, librarians tend to have lots of papers and books and crafts and goodness knows what-all else on their desks, yanno? Not to mention the computers. The poor, poor computers. ;_; Since the water pretty much rained down from above (along with various chunks of disintegrated ceiling tiles) little was safe. Only the six cubicles along the wall were okay, the others are all arranged in the center. Under where the water ran. All day today was pretty much spent trying to do damage control. They wet-vacuumed the carpet as much as possible and treated it with something that is supposed to prevent mold and ran fans and dehumidifiers all day (probably will still be going tonight and/or tomorrow) trying to dry the carpet out. Sections of ceiling and wall are going to need to be scraped and repainted as well since the water bubbled and swelled under the paint in places warping it and even swelling it out like water balloons. It took them a while to get the lights working again, but eventually we at least could see better what we were trying to sort through. (I think the lights above my cubicle may still have water in them though.) Of course, we still opened to the public today. O_O Thankfully though, we had a bunch of subs come in (bless them with no notice like this) to help cover the desks out front and help patrons so that the regular staff could try to get things sorted in the back. Silver lining? I guess my desk is the most cleared off clean it has been since we moved the branch into this building 7 years ago. I have such a headache right now. lol
One other thing that has made me happy lately is (finally!) some new episodes of Battlestar Galactica. Even if they are likely to rip my heart out and stomp on it. And then it will all be over. I am looking forward to going back and watching episodes over again too. I had fun watching previous seasons over with Romandave while he was catching up, because there are so many things that come across in different ways when you know things that get revealed later. I think the biggest thing I want explained though is Starbuck, but that's mostly because she's one of my fangirl obsessions. I have decided that I don't care if she is the angel of death or the harbinger of the apocalypse, she is still a rock star. It occurred to me that Starbuck goes well with Pink, and vid makers on YouTube didn't disappoint me, here are two of my favs:
Romandave and I had dinner with MR on Friday night to hear some of his new ideas for future projects for Running Gun, before we all headed over to Shoggoth1's so Romandave could do some recording. Not going to say anything about the new stuff yet, since I don't know what I'm allowed to say, but there is some potential coolness. heh I do feel somewhat sorry for some of the other people at the diner who may have overheard parts of the conversation since they probably ended up very confused. =P What else is new, right? I'm still a little sad that the next episode (14) of Spriggs will be the last one. I'm going to miss the characters anyway. Episode 13 "All Hail the Murphy" is posted up at YouTube now, but I don't know when 14 will be out. Hopefully they'll leave at least one of the chicken ad-libs in. I'm usually pretty good about keeping silent while the actual recording is happening and then laughing after. I was having a bit of a hard time this last one though because MR kept *looking* at me, so I'd put my hand over my mouth, and then he'd point at me evil-monkey-style, and I'd start to lose it, then *he'd* start to lose it, and I'd just be gone. Probably a good thing Romandave had his back to us. I think we managed to hold out until Romandave was actually done ad-libbing, but it was close. This was from a while ago, but this was one of his longer making-stuff-up-on-the-fly moments set to some out-takes from the filming to make a short for in-between episodes:
Also, a bit sad to see that Nyhm just announced that due to some RL issues he wouldn't be able to play WoW anymore and he's not sure if he's going to continue producing machinima. This is a bummer to me since I've been amused by his WoW videos and songs for a while now. At least he got one more out recently, and it was one for Priests (Holy) which I've been waiting for him to do. lol Priests need love too.
Still, as long as Spiffworld keeps making WoW machinima vids to Jonathan Coulton songs, I'll be happy. Latest there is for "Shop Vac":
This week slammed me so much, I almost forgot Snape's b-day yesterday! I had to get the previous post posted first though. >_<
In honor, figured I'd rec what is probably my fav HP meta lately (thanks to my co-worker RM for sending me this one!) http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/89143.html Maggie Stiefvater on characterization. I love this. It made me lol and makes sense. I think this has a lot to do with the longevity of fic in the HP world even though the books be done.