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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-08 17:25
Subject: The most perfect children's book ever
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the den
Mood:amused amused
Tunes:J-LO- On the floor
Tags:children's book, mother's day, somebody's a smart ass

Perfect thing for mother's day......and the most perfect children's book ever:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=12fd14174bdecea5&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Db14834d2fd%26view%3Datt%26th%3D12fd14174bdecea5%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSCDy6rwLRel4NNHNrIbt_Lg9PU3g

ROTFLMAO

Made my day.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-08 11:55
Subject: Happy Mother's Day
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the bed, ain't WIFI grand
Mood:have no idea have no idea
Tunes:nothing ain't it nice
Tags:maternal unit update, mother's day, rl

Been to the nursing home to say happy mother's day to the maternal unit......not a good day today.  She was totally confused, knew me but not in the present context.  Didn't understand about E (N's at work), but she loved the flowers (silk, some of the residents are like toddlers, they'll try to eat the real thing), the little bit of chocolate I always bring and the coffee (decaf of course).  It still hurts each and every time I go and when she' bad like today, it hurts worse.  I want my mom back, not this practically helpless stranger who kind of looks like her.

Kid's haven't given me my mother's day stuff yet, but N's present is lunch out today, at this fabulous Austrian/German resturant.  The food is great and fuck the diet today....not that my fat ass is getting anywhere with that.  I need to loose, well just leave it at lots, I weigh the same today as I did when N was born and 19 years of baby weigh....ah no.  Not even a seriously visually impaired person is going to buy it.  What E's got me, she kept a close secret, not even N would spill when bribed.  She must have not told him either.  Interesting, my kid is getting more devious. ;-D  Guess mama's teaching is paying off.

Walked the dogs early this morning so I'm going to finish up the caffeine dose and catch the shower, and get ready the reservation is for 1400 and we need to leave at 1315. 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-06 20:38
Subject: 3W4DW day 8
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the bed
Mood:I's dead I's dead
Tunes:Kainie snoring, the girls playing with Rastapoodle
Tags:3w4dw day 8, rl, work related

Went to Hamilton/Burlington, the actual venue was in Burlington, the Botanical Gardens, to the yearly excursion for the Day in Perinatolgy put on by HHSC and St Joe's in Hamilton.  It's a great conference, with wonderful relavent topics every year and close enough that I don't have to stay the night away from home, which is good for the budget. Only have to get up at 0fuck thirty  This was the first year I've seen it at this venue and I have to say I liked it....my only complaint being my usual, it's too damn cold.  They were also quite hi tech this year with projectors sync'ed to computers and  answer keys in the audience.  

The food was very good and as usual more then plenty of it.  The vendors had their usual give away pens, post-it notes, as well as new products brochures.  Saw an isolette  that we'd kill for and since our newest ones are 10years old and setting to get tired S and I get the glossy brochure to leave under out boss' door, we're due for new equipment, we figured we toss the idea over in that direction.  Rumors us that we're going to be expended a great deal in the following expansion.....and the new part of the hospital is supposed to open  fully in early 2012, with expansions starting that summer.  Rumor also has it we're getting funded for more beds.  I'm planning to retire in 2018 (sounds like it's forever but it's only 6 yrs and 9 months) so it's going to be interesting times for a while at work.

 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-04 09:59
Subject: Now I'm pissed off, tired and cold
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Where I happen to be:the bed, ain't WIFI grand
Mood:cold, cranky and tired cold, cranky and tired
Tunes:me crussing under my breath
Tags:crossing posting and being pissed of, lj

Great start to the day, trying to post my daily 3W4DW and for some reason crossposting to LJ isn't working again.  I'm getting seriously close to saying the hell with LJ permanent account, smaccount.  If I do, do that I'll let the couple of people that read my stuff over there to just come on over here if they're still interested in reading my fics or journal.   Fucking LJ.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-04 09:06
Subject: 3W4DW day 7
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Where I happen to be:the bed, ain't WIFI grand
Mood:cold cold
Tunes:the poodle parade barking at something
Tags:3w4dw day 7

I've been dying to use the icon since I made it last summer from a poster the one of my BIL sent me. The big things for today are the birthday announcement. My brother is 61 today, N's (my son) girlfriend is 18 today and the son of one of my co-workers and partners in crime, he's 5 today. Damn that's three people that I know of who's birthdays are the same say. I don't know anyone who's birthday is the same as mine.

Also as promised the before and after pictures of Rastapoodle. see my pretty Rastapoodle ) Rastapoodle pre    Rastapoodle post


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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-03 22:11
Subject: 3W4DW day 6
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Where I happen to be:the den with the fireplace on
Mood:annoyed annoyed
Tunes:Lady Gaga-Born this way
Tags:3w4dw day 6

Since I'm behind today's going to be a 2fer.  No gardening was done at all today, it rained just enough that it was too wet and muddy to do anything.  Major pain, now it's going to have to be a weekend thing.  The dogs were not especially well impressed with me, it was bath and groom day...well as much as I could groom them.  Rastapoodle is no more, that's some what if a problem in two ways.  I had to shave him down practically to the skin...he got into the yard with a skunk.  Though what the hell a skunk was doing in the yard at 1930 in the evening I'll never know.  Bath him 4 seperate times with tomato juice and something that out local pet food store was supposed to work...ah no it didn't.  So poor little man is a naked poodle.  So now the earliest we can get him into the ring will be Sept/Oct.  He has to grow back an entire coat, a show coat.  Life sure can be fun at times.....thankfully the rest of them were in the house, 'cause I'd have jumped off of the roof if I had to try and bathe  the entire poodle parade more the once in tomato juice and anti-skunk stuff, the bath each of the again with regular coditioning stuff.

I'll have to get a few pictures of the little guy.....he's so tiny and post them.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-03 11:12
Subject: 3W4DW day 5
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Where I happen to be:the kitchen waiting on the magic of caffeine to finish
Mood:apathetic apathetic
Tunes:Kainie snoring, the girls playing with Rastapoodle
Tags:3w4dw day 5

It's only Tuesday and it feels like the whole week has gone by already.  First with the bin Laden thing....all I've got to say is part of me says fuckin'eh, the other part is feeling sadly deminshed that the taking of lives was necessary, that there was no option.  But you can't ultimately talk to that kind of fucking crazy.  One of the commentators on the radio station N listens to,  did say it right, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot (sp?) and all the other homicidal megalomanics got  some new company in hell.  Must be one hell of a poker party.

Then there's the Canadian election yesterday... What more can I say that at least there is going to be relative stability within the government for the next 4 or 5 years.  The actual results I can't say I'm happy, I'm certainly not sad, but had things turned out differently, plans were already being made for a move.  I don't usually discuess politics and religion, since I believe everyone has a right to their own opinion, I may not agree but I respect it and ask for......nah fuck it demand the same of them. Unfortunately too many don't work that way.

Was planning on doing some gardening, but guess what.......it's raining again.  So I guess it's the weekend.  Going to do a groom and bathorama.  The dogs aren't going to be thrilled, but that's life in the poodle parade pond. Might even take a few pictures and post them later.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-02 11:06
Subject: 3W4DW day 4
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the bed, ain't WIFI grand
Mood:sleepy sleepy
Tunes:the wonderful sounds of silence
Tags:3w4dw day 4

Yep I'm behind as always, day late and a dollar short, that's me all the way.  It's elections here in the great white one today and we're all three doing to vote after N's rugby game.....which against my better self judgement I'm going to watch.  I hope it warms up some, 'cause standing outside on the field is going to be fucking cold.  Now's nap time and I'd better leave it here, since I'm probably making less sense the usual.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-05-01 10:56
Subject: day 3 of 3w4dw
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Where I happen to be:the house
Mood:meh and blah meh and blah
Tags:3w4dw day 3

Not much to post about.  My youngest is meeting up with a few friends of his and the they congregating at one of their houses to watch the UFC fight tonight.Said young man who's home this is, is obviously hosting the watching and he and his parents are paying for the pay per view as well as providing pizzas for the   N so enjoyed taking MMA lessons, but financially at the moment it just ain't going to happen.  He picked up alot during the year he went and the recruiter said that what he learned would help him a great deal in hand to hand training. I just wish we could afford it for him.  He says its okay......but deep down I know he's hurting about it.

Edit: Okay we all know that you're truly ain't the brightest light at the top of the evolutionary tree, but actually clicking the post it button is needed to actually post the damn thing. 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-28 21:28
Subject: Writers block on LJ
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Where I happen to be:the bed
Mood:still crappy still crappy
Tunes:Kainie snoring, the girls playing with Rastapoodle
Tags:spamming the blog, writer's block from lj

if you had to eat the same breakfast everyday for a year (and it would be prepared and served to you), what would you choose?

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Grits with lot's of butter and cajun seasonings, bacon and Cafe du Monde, cafe au lait with a couple of beignets - for dessert. I'd be big as a damn house but boy would I love it. (That is if I can get over feeling as badly as I still do, because discussing food can do, eating it and it staying down is another thing altogether).

It seems as though I'm a spamming fool today.  One of the joys of not being able to get out of bed, except for driving the porcelain bus.  Next I'm going to try some writing, the brain is heavily drugged up on opiates as well as anti-emetics, so something may get written after all.
 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-28 11:54
Subject: Storms in the south
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the house
Mood:devastated devastated
Tunes:TV-CNN
Tags:death tolls, destruction, the deep south, tornadoes

Okay I am so  stunned and sorry, just got off of the phone with the BIL in Mississippi, he hold me to turn on the TV and have a look at what's went on:  www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/28/severe.weather/index.html

Oh shit those poor people, 230 dead and the toll will probably climb higher as emergency management teams get into the hard hit areas. Furnaces, elections and migraines are so very little compared.  Thankfully all those I love are safe, my BIL's in laws lost the roof off of their home.  My FIL said they had no real bad damage in Shreveport La (for those that don't know 'bout 2 1/2 hours east of Dallas on 1-20).  FIL said the storms were bad and toppled trees and wrecked yards and gardens, but not near what they were e;.  BIL said in their corner of Bumfuck nowhere Mississippi damages were also minimal as compared to large parts of Alabama and Georgia.  I'm just sick, my beloved south so damaged, so many lost.  It's bad enough when the hurricanes come, those you get enough warning that you can run, but when the violent storms and tornadoes come, there usually isn't enough time to run.  I just don't know what to say or how to say it.  I think I need to STFU and be fucking thankful for all the blessing I do have.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-28 11:44
Subject: I am so screwed
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the house
Mood:aggravated aggravated
Tunes:couple of the cats purring and the poodle parade snoring
Tags:furnaces and real life, money

I am so fucking screwed.  We're going to need a new furnace, they run about $4000 and right now due to the lovely election we're having no grants.  Thankfully this election shit is done Monday, a new budget will get passed (that includes things like grants for those of us who aren't rolling in dough).  I really need a new life.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-17 08:58
Subject: Fuck me stupid- I hate winter in south/central Ontario
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the bed
Mood:annoyed annoyed
Tunes:The Guess Who-No sugar tonight
Tags:rl again, snow in april, weather, winter

April 17th 5cm (about 2 inches) of fucking snow today and tonight with high winds, thank you Enviroment Canada for your special weather statement.  I really need to move south again, I so hate winter.   Two days of migraine and we're going to so get slammed tonight at work, we never get two nights in a row of quiet on bad weather weekends with a coming full moon. 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-16 10:02
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the bed
Mood:nauseated nauseated
Tunes:Sounds of the wind howling outside
Tags:meme ao3 top 10 hits, rl update

Top 10 hits at AO3 gakked from [dreamwidth.org profile] helens78
Seeing as I only have about 30 of my fics uploaded there and I only have about a total of 50 fics so there aren't very many of mine to chose from. I write very slow and the muse bitch that she is isn't very co-operative at times. Oh and all of them are slash.  I don't for some reason write either gen or het very much anymore. 

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I got quite the scare early this morning, I was checking in on CNN and saw all the storms that had ravaged the south and there had been some severe damage in places.  One of my BILs and a SIL once removed, lives in Mississippi and the Governor there had declared a state of emergency and at 0500 I don't remember the counties so well in Mississippi to remember the one my my family lives in.  I sent them an email and by the time I got home, I got an answer that they were safe and sound.  I'm glad I got the quick replay.....I don't think I could handle another Katrina and not know where or how they were.

It's bed time.....took a migraine pill, I'm getting loopy, sleepy and my brain feels like it's leaking out of my left ear.  Low fronts, crappy weather and coming for a full moon, we're so screwed at work. I really need to find somewhere, where it's warm, rains only when I'm sleeping so I don't really notice the migraines and become independently wealth. 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-10 22:59
Subject: Urban Dictionary meme
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the den
Mood:annoyed annoyed
Tunes:the sounds of the thunderstorm outside
Tags:urban dictionary meme


gakked from [livejournal.com profile] hawk_soaring   and [livejournal.com profile] slash_girl 

Rules: Go to www.urbandictionary.com and type in your answers to the following ten questions. Post the first definition it gives you.

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Now that was good for a couple of laughs.  My son was particularly amused by the answer to and definition for #10.  Whoever is interested gakked away.  Oh and it's pouring outside again, with lot's of thunder and lightening.  It's going to so a be riot getting the dogs out for their last potty break of the night. 

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-10 13:32
Subject: Spring time, well maybe one of these days and other things
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the house
Mood:meh and migrainy meh and migrainy
Tunes:poodle parade snoring
Tags:cool weather, rl, spring days, thunder storms, work

I'm laughing my ass off.  Weather forecasting.....more along the lines of reading tea leaves.  Not very often right, or at least that's the way it's here.

april showers bring may flowers )

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-08 08:42
Subject: A couple of due South Snippets
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:Mazda dealership
Mood:tired tired
Tunes:Dealership TV-TSN Sports Centre
Tags:due south snippets

If I had a brain I'd rule the universe, so I keep forgetting to post a couple more of due South snippets that I've posted to [community profile] dsc6dsnippets

Amnesty Challenge


Title:  Due North—going home

Author or Pseud: ckl or thezonefic

Fandom and Pairing:  Due South, no real pairing

Rating:  G

Length: 300 odd words

Prompt: fallout

Notes:  Fraser’s explanation transcribed by me by re-watching “Burning down the house.” A great sacrifice but someone had to do it.  Not beta read again, so here’s y’all’s warning.  Bad Fic™.

Disclaimer:  I don’t own anything other then a shitload of debt, want some.



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Amnesty Challenge 2

Title:  Footnote of his Life

Author or Pseud: ckl or thezonefic on Dreamwitdth and LJ

Fandom and Pairing:  Due South,

Rating: G

Length: 275 words or so

Prompt: Footnotes

Notes: Not beta read again, so here’s y’all’s warning.  Bad Fic™.

Disclaimer:  I don’t own anything other then a shitload of debt. I’d be more then happy to share it.




I've surprised myself how much I'm enjoying writing these snippets.  I don't post to every challenge but I am writing.   It's April and I've absolutely nothing written on my big bang, but I'm still hopeful I can get something done.


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thezonefic
Date: 2011-04-07 12:21
Subject: Letters meme
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the bed
Mood:meh meh
Tunes:the poodle parade snoring
Tags:letter meme

Gakked from[dreamwidth.org profile] helens78 

Characters with the letter K and songs with the letter L

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The characters part was much harder then the music part of this meme, having an I tunes library of over 4000 songs and very eclectic taste in  music  made listing those so very easy.  I stopped myself at 7, so as not to go too far.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-01-01 16:12
Subject: the weather oh my
Security: Public
Where I happen to be:the den
Mood:I really don't know I really don't know
Tunes:TV: Something or other on HGTV
Tags:2011, more weather, rl update, winter in ontario

Damn it's still over 0 (Celsius) that is, as a matter of fact it's 12 at the moment (58 F) and raining like there's no tomorrow.According to the weather forecast we were supposed to be below ) by now with a flash freeze and snow to start. Guess they didn't get it quite right again! All of the ice is off of the end of the driveway (the on the road part where the snow plow loves to pile it up, especially just after I've just shoveled the driveway). And I swear my grass is greener right now then it was even in September. On the safety front I hope the liquored up jerks keep off of the lake and the river, and parents keep a close watch on their kids. This warm for so long, so much melt, really fast moving streams, weak ice on the river and lake......somebody's going to get into big trouble and I would hope not to read of any deaths this weekend, especially those of kids. I really hate that. I've never figured out what it is with kids and fast moving water.....just wish it was more of a wasn't with them.

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thezonefic
Date: 2011-01-01 12:38
Subject: 2011 the New Year
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Yes I passed out (though not 'cause I was faced), I left that one for E. But here they are belated ;-( health, happiness (and yes contentment counts) and nothing worse happening in 2011 then what did in 2010. May all of y'all have good times with very few bumps in the road of life this coming year. As for me and mine, I'll take contentment and no major upheavals this year and count myself lucky.

Glitter Graphics

Happy New Year Glitter Pictures

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