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January 15th, 2012

An update...

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Misc - Aussie road
Gidday one and all. Here's an update from me because jeez, it's been a while, hey?


So, what's been happening? Let's cross to the trusty bullet point list, shall we?


* Had a lovely Christmas and New Year. My mother arrived just before Christmas for a 6 week visit. Poor darling had a shocker of a start to her holiday though, succumbing to a particularly virulent dose of food poisoning a mere 48 hours before leaving New Zealand. She spent 8 hours in hospital connected to a drip, so badly dehydrated was she. Apparently the doctor suggested that she might not make her flight but he didn't count on my mother's sheer stubborn will, lol. She drove 4 hours to Christchurch and forced herself onto that plane, secure in the knowledge that when she arrived she could submit to my care and not worry about a thing. She's much better now. *g*


* Holidays at the beach are STILL awesome. The fam and I had a week away early January and it was nothing short of wonderful. I wrote about it here on my blog and there are a couple of pics as well, if you want to take a look.


* Finished renovating the back rumpus room of our house before Christmas - finally painted the ceiling and had timber floors put in. Looks bloody gorgeous!


* Went to see Daniel Craig in the American remake of 'Girl with a Dragon Tattoo' the other night. While I felt Daniel did a good job with what he had to work with, I have to say that overall, I think I preferred the original Swedish version. It sticks a lot closer to the book and does a better job laying out the storyline for you to follow. Viewers of the American version who hadn't read the book might find themselves a little lost, IMO. That being said, it's still worth a look but perhaps wait for the DVD.


* What I've been watching/need to watch/miss watching:

Supernatural - Season 7 : while I am not as big a fangirl about this show as I used to be, I still follow it for J. Ackles. He's always worth watching.

Castle - Season 4: Felt a bit underwhelmed by the last episode although this could just be me. Feels like they're doing everything BUT addressing the elephant in the room, so to speak. And the elephant needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later!

Dexter - Season 6: I still have the last two eps of the season to see. Didn't get a chance before I went on hols. Hoping to rectify that this weekend!

Downton Abbey - Seasons 1, 2 & the Christmas Special: OMG, this show!! TOTAL LOVE. Mum brought the first two seasons on DVD over with her and we went on a DA frenzy, watching both over an 8 day period. Naturally I had to investigate when Season 3 was out (not until Sept 2012, unfortunately) and discovered there was a Christmas Special. Within seconds, I was downloading, lol. DA is simply fabulous - beautifully cast, plotlines that twist and turn and plenty of OTP's to keep anyone happy.

Other shows I need to check out: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Walking Dead (Season 2), Community.

Miss watching Sons of Anarchy like MAD. That, my friends, is how you write a television show.


* Kids have two more weeks of holidays before they go back to school. Surprisingly, it is Mitch who is looking forward to going back the most. Go figure.


* The Foxx Man and I are in a really good place in our relationship, getting on really well lately. In two months we will have been married for 17 years. Wow. 2012 is going to be different, he says, in that he is not going to sweat the small stuff. "I've changed," he tells me. I must say I am liking the new Foxx way of thinking very much. *g*


New Year greetings to you all. I've missed ya!

November 10th, 2011

SOA ROCKS!

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The Good Wife - Alicia

SONS OF ANARCHY has consumed my brain. I've just watched 4x10. Holy. Crap. Now the shit is gonna hit the fan.

This season is the BEST yet, IMO.

Thoughts?

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October 5th, 2011

*adjusts self-pimping hat*

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The Good Wife - Alicia
Just a little Public Service Announcement. *ahem*

I've ummed and ahhed about putting this here but decided that I needed to bite the bullet and be a little self-promoting for a change. For quite a while I've had another place where I often post a few thoughts about this and that, and sometimes I don't get the time to come back to LJ and post here as well. Finding the time to write at ALL is pretty scarce for me at the moment but I'm enjoying the challenge of writing a blog.

The only thing is, I miss chatting with everyone on here so I don't want to leave LJ and just be over there - so I thought that maybe people might want to read my ramblings at the other place. I'm still going to post here (probably fandom type stuff, mostly) but it might not be as regular as I post there.

Anyone who knows me on Facebook will have the address already, but for anyone else who doesn't and might want to read my sporadic rants/posts/thinky thoughts about anything and everything, here is the place to go:

What Sarah Did Next:

Highly original title, I know. LOL.

Thanks xx

September 12th, 2011

... except without the nappy changing and the breast-feeding, lol.

We have a new member of the Foxx Family as of two days ago; another male to join this already noisy household. So naturally, he fits right in!

Meet Spencer, our new 8 week old English Staffy. Isn't he beautiful?



As for Princess, our cat? Hee hee. She is feigning indifference and swanning around with the usual feline air of superiority yet she can't help but watch Spence frolic around, albeit from a distance. It will be interesting to see how this relationship progresses.

Kids are deliriously happy we finally have a dog - they've been begging us to get one for years - but I gotta say, I'm head-over-heels in love already. *g*

September 8th, 2011

I can't wait anymore. I need to get this stuff out of my head; since watching 4x01 last night, it's all I've been thinking about today.

Hopefully, a few of you other Old Ladies might feel the same. So throw on some leather and slide your denim-clad asses onto the nearest bar stool for a drink, a few laughs and a bit of a chat about all things SAMCRO for a while.

We'll definitely be talking about THIS guy:




as well as plenty of others, but I needed to have this pic at my journal; I'm sure you can understand, yeah? :o)

Spoilery talk from 4x01 under the cut and probably some speculation as well...Collapse )

So what did you think? Did you like it? Do you think it sets up the season well? Discuss.

September 7th, 2011

Post SOA 4x01

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SOA - jax on bike
Holy crap, people.

How fricking AWESOME was that??!! I cannot believe that we have to wait until next week for more! Gah. (Also a heartfelt thanks to alienmom for hooking me up with a link. You are one classy old lady, lol)

FFS. I have so many thoughts going through my brain right now... but it is late so I will have to elaborate further and more in depth tomorrow - I'm quite sure I won't be the only one who needs to debrief after that ep.

*fangirls*

Til tomorrow. *smooches*

July 22nd, 2011

WHAT???

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The Good Wife - Alicia
So this is what 41 looks like, huh? Do I hear the words 'mid-life crisis' being bandied about, people?? Or is it all those other blokes saying "You lucky bastard." (I'm being very tongue-in-cheek, in case you're wondering, orright? A fangirl's privilege.)

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July 11th, 2011

Sons of Anarchy!

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The Good Wife - Alicia



This show is amazing! It's not very often the Foxx Man and I find a show that we both like a lot, but this one definitely fits the bill. It's got fabulous writing, great characters and awesome storylines. Season 1's finale was nothing short of epic! We're now midway through Season 2 and it just keeps on getting better and better. Just LOVE it.


So tell me - is anyone else out there watching?? I need to chat SOA stuff, stat! LOL

July 8th, 2011

Fic: Quiet Aftermath

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The Good Wife - Alicia
Title: Quiet Aftermath
Author: sierra_foxx
Fandom: Castle
Characters: Castle, Martha, mentions of Beckett, Alexis, Ryan & Esposito
Rating/Genre: G, Het, Gen
Spoilers: Assumes the reader has seen S3 finale
Summary: His frame telegraphed a quiet devastation to the observer louder than a press release ever could.
Author's Notes: This is what I was doing today instead of working, lol. It's my response to Prompt #24 'Mother' on rosie_spleen's Castle Fic Rhyming Table This is also the first time I've played in the Castle fandom fic-tually speaking - plus I didn't use a beta (clearly I live on the edge) - so please accept this as is. *g*

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June 26th, 2011

LOL. Really?

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The Good Wife - Alicia
Here's a bit of fun for your Sunday arvo. I was reading the weekend paper and saw mention of a website called 'I Write Like' where you can find out which famous author you write like! All you do is copy and paste a few paragraphs and the analysis tool will make a match based on your word choice and writing style. Very high tech, obviously. *g*


However, I had to have a go - pasted in a TWD fic Sunrise Never Fades that I wrote for Rosie's birthday. Just lookit who I got! LOL.



I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!





He wrote 'Fight Club' among other things, apparently. (Not that I have actually read it, mind you). Still, I can dream, right? *g*
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