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February 20th, 2009


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03:11 pm - Okay, this is me fighting back
I've seen a lot of crap come down on people I love in the past year or so. I've dealt with some of my own, too; but just constantly seeing it is wearing me down. And it's not just bad things happening: it's people being stupid, or really messed-up in the head, or just not getting what they desperately want, or having normal things happen in a way that's just the worst possible way something could go.

Sometimes it's really hard to see the good things in life, even though the world--the universe, people, everything--is utterly brilliant and beautiful if you actually stop to look around.

So here's a list of good things, some universal, some peculiar to me at this point in time:


1. Bones. I used to think this show was CSI-lite fluff, but lately I've discovered that I don't care: the characters all amuse me, Booth and Hodgins are both hot, and they tackle even tough issues with grace and insight. Not that this week's show tackled the depths, but it was about fans, so it was near to my heart. *g* (Brennan gets points for marveling at a convention about "the disenfranchised meeting the establishment...I'm at a loss to find an anthropological analogy.")

I almost always feel better about life in general after watching this show.

2. The sun is shining, it's not too hot, and there are thin clouds drifting across a pale blue sky.

3. Hot water for showering and for making coffee in a French press! *mmmmmm*

4. The mug I am drinking out of, which reads: "I think, therefore I am overqualified." (My awesome parents sent it to me.)

5. That I am never without love. That I am never wholly invisible (my favorite name for God is from the Old Testement, what Hagar called him: "the God who sees me").

6. Science, especially when it gets to be showcased in a story. (There are reasons I like CSI, and it's not just that Grissom is awesome and Greg and Nick are hot and I *am* Sara Sidle at times.) I got to go through CSI: The Experience this morning with my friend Natalie, and it was loads of fun to solve our own case, and then to see the miniature killer's little rooms on display. \o/

7. I live in a free country. There is nothing not awesome about that.

8. I live in a an area of my city called "The Beverly Hills of [my area]." In a two-story house with a backyard and three coffeeshops in easy walking distance. Also a library.

9. I have local friends who share my fandoms! I appreciate those of you who are not local (I really, really do; you all have saved my sanity more than once), but this is something new and awesome for me! :)

10. Overall, my family is very functional and loving. Even with the exceptions in my extended family, we're pretty solid. I'm so grateful for that.

11. I'm rather astonishingly healthy.

12. Babies. New little human beings. Waiting to discover all the awesome things this world does hold. (A gal at my church as well as another friend of mine recently became pregnant! Babies! Yay!)

13. My L.A. screenwriting writer's group is going to do Script Frenzy this year. I'm the one who originally told them all about NaNoWriMo, so this makes me gleeful and proud to have introduced them to Something Awesome through the internets!

14. I'm writing a new Larry/Megan fic, and turning it into a script as I go, for practice in using script format. *g* I should do this more often. (Also? I kick butt at writing. I must do more of it. It's life to me.)

15. Everything in the Boom De-Ya-Da Song is aboslutely true.

I LOVE THE WHOLE WORLD.


So there.

"And the light shined in the darkness, and the darkness could not put it out."
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From:kalquessa
Date:February 21st, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
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THE WORLD IS JUST AWESOME! *sways back and forth to the Boom-de-yada Song*

1. I really need to see Bones, don't I? WHY do I keep putting off getting a Netflix account? *fails*

3. Oh water hot is a noble thing!

12. Babies! *spins*

14. *waits impatiently for fic*

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From:izhilzha
Date:February 21st, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
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Heh. Fic will come eventually. *g* (I may make you beta it, though.)

Yeah, I think you'd like Bones. Once in a while it would be not quite pixie-safe, but overall I think it could be another family show (since they don't mind gore/bones/etc).
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From:kerravonsen
Date:February 21st, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
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I think, therefore I am overqualified.
(smiles)

I have local friends who share my fandoms! ...but this is something new and awesome for me! :)

Yes, yes, it is awesome!
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 21st, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
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:)
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From:scionofgrace
Date:February 21st, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
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Having a solid and functional family really is one of the chief blessings of life. It gives me such as sense of wholeness and security knowing that my immediate family (and much of my extended family) is made up of loving, well-adjusted people who know how to get along and support each other.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 21st, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
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It really, really is. I didn't realize precisely how rare that is until I moved out--very few people I know have as secure a home background as I do. I am so blessed I sometimes feel kind of guilty about it. :)
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From:krysalys
Date:February 21st, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
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Even though there's lots of sadness and impotent anger going on in my life right now regarding my gramma and her failing health, there are many wonderful things as well.

On Monday morning when I visited gramma before we had to drive back to Maryland, she patted my hand and whispered that she was so proud of me, that she loved me, and that she still... still prays for me and "that beautiful son of" mine every day.

Every. Day.

When I drove past my son's school on Wednesday around lunch time, it was all rainy and gloomy-cloudy and warm, and there, covering the entire playground beside the school? A huge flock of Canadian geese, waddling through the rain-soaked grass and grazing for worms. Gorgeous.

Thank you for the little reminder. Even when there are awful things happening, there's still beauty all around us. We just have to raise our heads and eyes and look at/for it.
*hug*
-----}-@
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 21st, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
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*hugs*

Thank you for sharing more of the beautiful things in the world, even in the middle of all the stuff going on in your life! Your gramma sounds like mine--always praying for her loved ones. So amazing. I hope to be that kind of woman someday.

Keep looking. I will.
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From:leelust
Date:February 21st, 2009 08:30 am (UTC)
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Did you try to watch Leverage? It left the same taste of happiness as Bones for me :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 21st, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
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I did watch a couple of episodes of Leverage. It didn't click with me, but I totally understand how it might click with other people--and yeah, I can also see how it would leave that same taste of happiness. (It's nice to see justice winning out, through vigilantes or otherwise. *g*)
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From:leelust
Date:February 22nd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh, i didn't know *sigh* The show doesn't take itself serious, right? :) Yeah, at least you can watch the good guys win on tv...
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From:jhall1
Date:February 21st, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
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:)

"And the light shined in the darkness, and the darkness could not put it out."

That reminded me of a rather lovely single that Annie Lennox currently has out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shining_Light
It's probably not intended to be about God, but I think that interpretation would fit rather well.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 21st, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's awesome. (And while the quote I gave is from the Gospel of John, the image is entirely appropriate to other contexts. *g*)
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From:ladybrick
Date:February 22nd, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Gaaaah, Script Frenzy. I should do that and totally fail. I need to finish failing at rewriting Red Wolf first -_-
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 24th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
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LOL, well, skip till next year. I think it'll be good for me--you are already working on stuff and getting things done.
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From:ladybrick
Date:February 24th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
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Not lately >.> And Red Wolf needs to be done in a few weeks for me to meet my deadline.
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From:lizamanynames
Date:February 24th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
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I love you SO MUCH right now. ^_^
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 24th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
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:-D Glad to provide some happiness.

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