the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-12-31 11:59 pm

2017 Reading Challenge

Running total: 5,576 pages



Stuff I read in 2017:

Books/E-Books )

Graphic Novels/Manga/Manhwa )

Zines/Fic )

Series Completed/Current )
the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
2017-07-22 03:59 pm
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Well, That Was Something

But I don't know what. The news this morning said we got three tornadoes yesterday but that they were all very far away from me. Like, 'a two hour drive' far. But I don't know how else to explain what happened to me if it didn't involve a (very weak, admittedly) tornado.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-07-02 10:41 am
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Update

The news segment about the Higgins Hall implosion that my friends and I were in is now up on WQAD's Facebook page. You don't need a Facebook account to view it.

And here I was worried that I wouldn't have any pictures or videos to remember this by because I forgot my iPod. This is the coolest thing ever.
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-07-01 04:25 pm
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RIP Higgins Hall

Last month I found out my undergrad college was going to demolish the dorm I lived in junior year. Although I lived in another dorm longer, Higgins was the one where I met all the friends I still keep in touch with, and one of them (Cheryl) organized a reunion for us to watch the building come down.

The tale, with videos )
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
2017-06-16 10:36 pm

Nostalgia

I've been going through the Dreamwidth posts that I imported from LJ looking for import fails (any video I embedded in LJ didn't survive the move to Dreamwidth is one issue I've found), and it's been fun reading some old episode discussions. It's also been fun reading my predictions on how a story arc would go to see how right or wrong I turned out to be. Then tonight I found this in a reaction post I wrote for the Supernatural ep "Hammer of the Gods":

Matt Frewer as Pestilence? You have no idea how happy this makes me! The only Canadian actors I have left on my wish list now are Nicholas Lea, Chris Potter, and Gordon Michael Woolvett. Every other Canadian actor I've ever wanted to see on the show has already appeared.


I wrote this as a joke on April 22, 2010. It took a few more seasons, but I did get Nicholas Lea and Gord (twice!). Supernatural has been renewed for another season. Can we get Chris Potter's agent on the phone?
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-04-29 04:57 pm
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What Are You Currently In Love With?

I saw this on Tumblr and thought I'd answer it here. Snag it if you want to play along.

One song: Save It for Later by The English Beat

Two movies: Captain America: The Winter Soldier & The Losers

Three series: Killjoys, Homicide Hunter, & Lewis

Four people: Chris Evans, Colin Morgan, Dylan O'Brien, & Lt. Joe Kenda

Five foods: Beef teriyaki, pizza, Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie ice cream, Cadbury's caramel eggs, & sesame bagels
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-04-18 10:49 pm
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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-04-15 11:44 am
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What Is This Feeling?

It's been about two years since I got my fangirl squee on about anything (except for maybe some books I've read that have no online fandom, so my RL friends have had to endure my gushing). Then yesterday I got a notice from Midwest Tape. They sell A/V materials to libraries, and I order DVDs and Blu-rays from them for the anime collection at work.

Gatchaman II is coming out on DVD next week and Gatchaman Fighter is coming out in July! I never thought I'd ever be able to watch that whole series all the way through. I nearly had vapors at my desk. And I sense a Gatchaman marathon coming on.



P.S. -- You may better recognize the Gatchaman franchise from one of the names it was aired under in the U.S.: Battle of the Planets, G Force, or Saban's Eagle Riders.
the_other_sandy: Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope)
2017-03-11 08:04 pm
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I Made a Silly Thing

Monty Python and the Holy Grail pattern by Weelittlestitches on Etsy.

This project was a great disappointment for me. The pattern was so cute, but it didn't come with a fabric color suggestion and, left to my own devices, I chose exactly the wrong one. To be fair, every fabric color I looked at was either the exact same color as one of the characters or clashed wildly with one of the other colors. I'd hoped the parchment color was just different enough that the white would show up on it, but I was wrong and had to add some backstitching to all the white bits. Boo.

Anyway, it's done. Click to embiggen.

the_other_sandy: Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope)
2017-02-18 06:25 pm
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V for Vendetta

Pattern by Cloudsfactory.

This is just a little thing I felt compelled to start on Inauguration Day. For some reason.

the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-01-01 01:11 am

2016 Reading Challenge

Total: 10,032 pages


In order to keep my giant pile of unread things from getting any bigger, my resolution for 2016 was to not buy a new book until I'd read at least one I already own. How did that go?

The answer is... )

Stuff I read in 2016:

Books/E-Books )

Graphic Novels/Manga/Manhwa )

Zines/Fic )
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2017-01-01 12:44 am
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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2016-11-24 11:29 am
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the_other_sandy: Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope)
2016-11-22 09:17 pm
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I Made Another Thing



Pattern by StitchBucket on Etsy.

I had intended to have this finished by Halloween, but I guess I'll have to settle for being super early for next Halloween.
the_other_sandy: Chicago skyline (Chicago)
2016-11-02 11:57 pm
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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2016-10-31 05:26 pm
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the_other_sandy: Movie tickets (Movies)
2016-09-30 03:06 pm
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Deepwater Horizon (No Spoilers)

I haven't seen a disaster movie since the '90s, and let's face it, I only saw this because Dylan O'Brien was in it. It was surprisingly good, though. It ran less than two hours, so it wasn't padded with loads of sensationalism or melodrama.

The best part, though, was that Dylan O'Brien shared the screen with a cast that has five Oscar nominations, ten Emmy nominations, and one Emmy win between them and he didn't look out of place. I can't wait for American Assassin.
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
2016-07-23 09:58 am
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Well, Huh

I was keeping an eye on some storms yesterday via The Weather Channel's website when I spotted something I'd never noticed before. Can you see it?

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