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(I think I've been reading Cracked too much lately; I seem to be conceiving of everything in itemised lists, whether that's really the most appropriate way of presenting it or not.)


Three Things That Boggle My Mind

1.
Wedding Ugg boots.

2. Ozombie: The Axis of Evil Dead, a film about zombie Osama Bin Laden. (It took me a while to realise that the pun in the title does work, just about, just not if you speak in an English accent.) I saw the DVD on sale in a branch of Asda, and it was all I could do to not break into hysterical, appalled laughter.

3. Samuel L. Jackson's Twitter feed. I think this is possibly 2012's answer to Donnie Wahlberg's Twitter feed in terms of celebrities who love capslock and borderline incoherency; the difference is, though, Donnie likes hugs and motivational phrases, whereas Samuel L. just has an apparently infinite number of ways of spelling his favourite word, 'motherfucker'.

Obviously, it is my headcanon that if Nick Fury had a Twitter feed, he would tweet exactly like this. Somebody's probably already written the fic.



Two Mildly Interesting Things That Happened Recently

1.
Last Friday, I went to a lindy hop class, and it was awesome. Lindy hop's a particularly energetic and flamboyant form of swing dance - at its best, it's pretty spectacular.

Anyway, after much grumbling about not having anything to do with my time other than work and sleep, I finally realised I need to get out and get a hobby, and I've always sorta secretly wished I knew how to dance. Plus it's active and sociable whilst being a great deal more entertaining and less competitive than sports (ymmv on that, of course, but I've never taken well to team games.)

And I Googled around, and found pretty much the perfect group; it's very beginner-friendly, you pay for every lesson individually rather than subscribing, and there's a nice range of people there in terms of ages and abilities. They were mostly around my age, as it turned out, but with some older and younger, and pretty even numbers of guys and girls. And quite a lot of the guys were damn hot.

I have precisely no natural talent for it - honestly, I was pretty baffled just by the basics - but my experience of playing music means I've at least got a familiarity with following rhythm. And anyway, nobody's good after just one lesson of anything.

So yeah, early days, but I'm pretty stoked about having found a sociable hobby that I actually enjoy. (And knowing how to dance will no doubt come in handy if I ever find a way to travel back in time and pay a visit to the 40s. Some people plan for the end of the world; I plan for time travel.)


2. I got a PM the other day from [livejournal.com profile] shanghai_jim saying he was mainly based on Tumblr now, so he'd made me a moderator of [livejournal.com profile] aldbournewhores in his stead. Seeing as [livejournal.com profile] hiyacynth isn't really active these days, I think that basically means it's my responsibility.

I haven't a clue why people think I'm a safe pair of hands.

Anyway, unlike when I sort of fell into being a mod at [livejournal.com profile] camp_toccoa, I'm not quite sure what to do. AW is an old comm, and I'm fond of it, but it's not very active these days, and with fandom changing, I'm not sure it will be again.

I don't want to delete it, mind you - I'm just wondering whether to just leave it as it is, tidy it up and try and encourage more traffic, or close it/put it on hiatus in some way and open up c_t to gen and het (seeing as there's always been a fair bit of gen on c_t anyway). Or maybe some fourth option I haven't yet thought of.

Put it like this - if you were me, what would you do?

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