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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2017-01-03 11:56 pm

Sleeping and waiting...

Having got the CPAP, I seem to have been sleeping more solidly. My watch tells me about a lot of nights of 8+ hours of sleep. Of course, I haven't decreased my amount of time in bed yet. My friends claim I may be making up for oceans of sleep dep...


I'm catching up on reading, still. I'm tidying. I'm contemplating. I'm keeping up with my exercise. I'm waiting to hear from various job prospects.


There are still health things I have to take care of, but I feel like the big ones are on their way towards resolution.


My partner has survived the winter break. Next step: talking to professionals about things. We had a nice long chat yesterday about stuff. Today's chat was much shorter, as they were working on other things.


Ev's winter break is not over yet. She got a library position, and has been assigned the tedious things. Thank fuck for normal problems. Tedious winter break job is a normal problem. [Various mother shenanigans] are not normal problems.


Yesterday was time to make me un-shaggy. I trimmed my bangs. Today was the re-blue-ing session.


I checked in with Purple about dinner. He has quite a bit of very good leftover pizza, so he was going to work on that rather than do dinner out tonight. An excellent reason to not go out! It's also windy and rainy. It's been enough of that to make it cold-ish inside, so I've had to wear socks from time to time. The horror!

My phone was supposed to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday). Unfortunately, it seems to be on track to arrive Thursday, instead...


[archiveofourown.org profile] vulgarweed has written this series that puts Sherlock and John in Middle-Earth, and I was reminded (again) of a saying that I've heard is a very Australian "no shit, Sherlock" kind of saying: "I didn't come here to fuck spiders."

I realized that this is one of those phrases that evolves, with the right emphasis. If taken literally.

I didn't come here to fuck spiders. (Look to my dumbass buddy for all your spiderfucking needs.)
I didn't come here to fuck spiders. (I really did not.)
I didn't come here to fuck spiders. (But plans have a way of changing...)
I didn't come here to fuck spiders. (I do all my spiderfucking over there.)
I didn't come here to fuck spiders. (Juggle them, perhaps. But the genitals stay put away.)
I didn't come here to fuck spiders. (I'm here to fuck! Who wants to fuck? Not you, you're a spider.)

It would probably make my entire month if, at some nebulous future point, a proposition made to a certain friend was greeted with this quip, but we can't have everything we want. (I would ordinarily say that would make my year, but there are a good number of things that might happen this year, and some of them stand to delight me even more than this would.)


I know that not all of the Dreamwidth documentation is up to date. At some point soonish, there may be a docs party. My friends who are perhaps wandering in may be positioned to help by virtue of their neophyte perspective: if there's something that the docs are inadequate in answering, this might be a good place for the docs crew to start working on filling in the gaps.
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[personal profile] vass 2017-01-04 09:56 am (UTC)(link)
It would probably make my entire month if, at some nebulous future point, a proposition made to a certain friend was greeted with this quip, but we can't have everything we want.

Initially I misread this, and it took some long moments of recalibrating to realise what you were hoping for was not to hear your friend to say "I didn't come here to fuck spiders, but we can't have everything we want."
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[personal profile] vass 2017-01-05 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
Also, I suspect that they might be disturbed if I managed to find a sexy spider costume.

I'm sure that exists somewhere. For some value of sexy.

Spiders Georg, who lives in a cave & came here to fuck spiders, is an outlier adn should not have been counted.

The cave in question is probably Coober Pedy. Which I've visited. It was actually kind of awesome, although I wouldn't want to live there because small town in the middle of nowhere.

And as a datapoint, I have never heard any Australian use that phrase except in online discussions about the phrase's existence, and suspect it is a furphy (which is real Australian slang that I hear all the time and use myself.)
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-01-04 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
So much good stuff and progress! Yay!
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-01-13 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
*nods*
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[personal profile] silveradept 2017-01-04 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Good to hear that things are going in the right direction.
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[personal profile] siderea 2017-01-04 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
*takes notes re spider fucking*

ETA: Upon further googling, I discovered a discussion (American?) of this colorful Aussie phrase, in which someone wondered why it was spiders, and not something more obviously fuckable by size, such as dingos or wallabies.

And I'm like, I don't want to think about what this implies about the size of Australian spiders.

Please tell me the usage in a Sherlock-and-John-in-Middle-Earth fic is all "Heeeeeeeeello, Shelob! Today, we totally are etc."
Edited 2017-01-04 19:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] siderea 2017-01-05 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
AHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh god I'm going to regret clicking on this link, aren't I?

ETA: Oh god oh god I can't breathe I'm not even past the tags and hysterics oh help.
Edited 2017-01-05 00:50 (UTC)
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[personal profile] siderea 2017-01-05 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I am completely horrified.... in a giggly sort of way.

ETA: WAIT. Does this make Sherlock Shelob's father? /fridgelogic
Edited 2017-01-05 02:31 (UTC)