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It’s been a while since we talked around Pitch Perfect 3 around here. We’ve gotten drips of news over the last couple of years, but nothing more than the occasional returning cast member or creator. So imagine my surprise when the film’s first full trailer dropped last night.

This installment isn’t directed by Elizabeth Banks, but rather Trish Sie, the woman behind a number of OK Go’s reality-defying videos. The movie sees the Bellas post-graduation, struggling to make things work out in the “real” world. And, as most of us who live in that world can attest, it’s not always aca-easy. With their jobs and lives not working out as they hoped, the Bellas decide to get the gang back together and compete against musicians who also use, you know, instruments.

Not only do all the original Bellas (plus Pitch Perfect 2’s Hailee Steinfeld) look to be back, along with Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins’ commentators, but they’ll be going up against Ruby Rose as one of those musicians, named Calamity. I have to admit, I wasn’t super into the last installment in this franchise, but I am 100% here for Ruby Rose anytime, in anything. Plus, the last third or so of that trailer gets mighty epic, packed with action and explosions, like an acapella 21 Jump Street. My curiosity is definitely up.

The movie’s being tagged as the Bellas’ “farewell tour.” Or, according to Banks & Higgins, their “big plummet, their fade out… into nothingness.” So presumably, this third movie will be the last. (Unless, let’s be real, it makes a ton of money.) It’ll be going up against Star Wars with a December release date, so you’ve got your winter watchlist all lined up.

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Jun. 25th, 2017 04:05 pm
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Posted by John Scalzi

Conversation between me and Krissy yesterday:

Me: With all this bullshit around health care, and the possibility of pre-existing conditions and insurance caps coming back, we should probably look into supplemental insurance.

Krissy: I got us supplemental insurance years ago.

Me: You did?

Krissy: Yes. I even have policies for very specific things.

Me: Like what?

Krissy: I have an insurance policy on your hands.

Me: My hands?

Krissy: You’re a writer. You use your hands. If something happens to your hands, it’s a problem. We’ll need to pay for someone for you to dictate to.

Me: You’ve insured my hands.

Krissy: Yes.

Me: I’m not going to lie. That’s literally the sexiest thing you’ve said to me this whole damn month.

Divide and conquer

Jun. 20th, 2017 04:21 pm
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As most of you know, I’ve been battling the cute deer’pocalypse for a little while. They are adorable, but eat, eat , eat all my plants.

Well, I think I have slowed them down, at least temporarily.

We had some old galvanized fencing from when we tried to make the buns an outdoor playpen. It was just pilled up behind the shed, and so I scrounged that and the metal posts up and fenced off a portion of the yard. While I was doing things I moved the green house to a sunnier location and set it back up. Here’s hoping it’s secured well enough for the wind storm seasons.

I know that the makeshift fence won’t 100% keep them out. It’s only four foot tall, so they surely can jump it if they want. But if it slows them down from grazing in that area that’s still a win. in my book.

Hot, Hot Hot =D

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:07 pm
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It’s a hot one today.

Not as hot as it is in some area’s I am sure, but quite toasty for here:

Since last year got pretty toasty hot, but we were (and are) on the fence about getting a regular above ground pool, I improvised. When all the summer stuff went on sale I picked up a little wading pool and a floaty seat, and stored them away. XD

Oh yes, I DID go there. 😂❤ #summerpoolparty Dug it out of the laundry room this afternoon and after a long time filling it, finally got in and floated around to stay cool. Soooooooo nice!

Although. since the area is on a slight angle (to keep water from gathering at the house) I couldn’t fill it all the way. Once it needs to be cleaned up I’ll just shuffle it over to a slightly more level area though. For now it works to do what I need it for. To keep me cooler on sizzle days.

Not quite ‘Weekend at Bernie’s” level (I shudder at the thought of all that roof tar)

but it does me the trick on such a hot day.

At Least It's Sunny.

Jun. 25th, 2017 11:51 am
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Sort of, anyhow. For a while, maybe. There's a chance of thunderstorms tonight.

Himself is over at Stowe, busking at the Vermont RennFaire -- they pay gas money and provide lodging and a meal chit for their buskers, so whatever he gets in the hat (actually, it's a wicker basket, which experiment has shown works better) is profit. The real goal of the weekend, though, is consideration for paid stage gigs at other Faires and such put on by the same people; they like to try them out as buskers first.

It also looks like he's got a gig in July down in Greenfield MA, doing magic at a birthday party -- this one through the agent he had the successful meeting with right after Boskone. She was off for three months after that, doing something-or-other, but has returned and is back in touch. He gets his mileage paid for that one, as well as his fee (minus the agent's cut, of course), and with any luck this will lead to bigger and better gigs down the road. The real money, apparently, is in appearances at conferences and trade shows and the like.

(Himself's plans almost always work out well in the long run. It's the short run that sometimes can get rocky.)

Boo to bear

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:50 am
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 We had a mama bear trundle through recently. She came in through the front yard, but then decided to just break through the old fencing in the back yard to leave
Looks worse than it was. The fence is really old, so it was in poor shape over there already (as you can probably tell by the railing ‘fence’  at the bottom.

I was able to get everything back upright and tack on some spare boards, and some left over galvanized fencing bits to sturdy it up a bit. 

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Jun. 25th, 2017 11:26 am
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I used the c-PAP for three and a half hours last night. Right now, I'm sniffling and sneezing. I fear the two are connected. I washed the reservoir and nasal pillows pretty thoroughly on Friday. I didn't want to try to wash out the hose, but I think I'm going to have to because this makes three occasions when I've had severe allergies starting the morning after using the c-PAP.

I finished two fics yesterday. Well, one is certainly done, barring a thorough proofread. It's gen, so that's not nearly as hard to arrange as it might otherwise be. The other needs a second opinion if I can find someone willing given the moderately obscure fandom and the explicit and potentially squicky content. I've got a couple of people I can ask, but I was a little too fried last night to do it.

We went out for frozen lemonade at Sweetwaters last night. Sweetwaters gives coupons to the middle schools to hand out to every child who gets at least three A's on their final report card, and the school put the coupons in the envelopes with the report cards. Cordelia got hers and got a cinnamon roll. I got a frozen lemonade and a chocolate croissant. Scott got a ginger tea.

We finished that up a little after 8:00, and as we were just across the street from Plum Market, we went over there for the half price bakery goods.

It's been very cool, in the low 70s, so Scott opened a lot of our windows early yesterday afternoon. They stayed open all night and are still open. I don't think this relates to my sneezing because that didn't start until the windows had been open for about twenty hours.

Cordelia has been doing movie marathons. She's currently got about a dozen DVDs from the library. Of course, mostly what she's been doing is listening to her Hamilton CDs over and over (those were a gift from Scott's brother and his family). We listened to a little of that in the car last night, on the way to and from Sweetwaters. I still can't say that it does anything for me, but I'm glad Cordelia has something she's really passionate about.

Both of our Time Capsule storage drives are insisting that they're too full to allow backups. The program is supposed to delete old backups as needed in order to keep making current backups, and we have backups going back at least two years. At this point, anything from 2015 can absolutely go. One of the drives has a terabyte of storage, and the other has three. We have no idea what's going on to make them say they only have a few megabytes of space left. Scott thinks that wiping them is probably going to be necessary. We'll start with just one in case we need the backups on the other before we have clean backups on the first. Scott keeps saying that he needs a lot of time to do this and then getting cranky with me when I mention that it needs to be done (and later today he will be more cranky because I didn't make him do it while he had time).

Maybe he can figure out how to get Cordelia's laptop to backup via Time Machine, too. We've never managed that, and at this point, she's actually got stuff she'd be devastated to lose. It wasn't so important when she was seven.

A curious thing I have noticed

Jun. 25th, 2017 04:04 pm
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Due to my job involving taking phone calls from people living in London, I have noticed a linguistic phenomenon that intrigues me: some people whose first language seems likely to not be English display a tendency to use /jespliːz/ (with timing as if it was a single word) as the affirmative rather than simply /jes/.

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Jun. 25th, 2017 11:00 am
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Jun. 25th, 2017 09:04 am
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Gentle Readers, however many of you there may be,

I'm in the mood to take requests. What would you like to see me write a blog post about? All suggestions will be entertained (writing, politics, mental/physical health, true crime, Shakespeare, etc.), but may or may not be acted upon.

I'm screening comments, in case you want to ask privately for a public response.


Jun. 25th, 2017 09:54 am
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I hate mornings. Specifically, I hate waking up while I'm still tired and haven't had enough sleep

(Like now. like now.) (Like now.) (Oh yeah, I already said that. Maybe twice.)

so it's 912 now. Alarm went off about 15 minutes ago. Sleep clinic doctor says I should be in bed by 2 AM and up by 9 AM, at least for now. that's because we're trying to move my sleep cycle back from, like, 4 AM-noon to something more like midnight-8, and this is the step we're trying to take for now.

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Jun. 25th, 2017 12:34 pm
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] shana!

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Jun. 25th, 2017 07:20 am
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Air temperature 60 F, dew point 55, calm, scattered clouds. Bike ride scheduled.

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