July 25th, 2009

children of dune - leto 1

jeans, ddr2, and recs

It has been a lovely shopping day. By lovely, I mean, I spent far too much. Apparently, I am thrifty and careful up until a saleswoman at Nordstrom's just makes my life perfect by going out and finding every pair of jeans in my size while I wait in the dressing room. This is how I walked out with jeans that fit incredibly well and also perhaps not in my budget like, at all.

*facepalm*

To be fair--seriously, all I had to give was my size and boom, I was inundated with jeans of a hundred types. Here is what I learned on current jean trends.

1.) Skinny jeans are of the devil. I can get them to fit my hips and thighs and they're fine. Then the calf. I do not have unusual calves. It was freaky. Who are these made for? They were longer than my calves and yo, I have long legs. It was like alien!calves jeans. Very strange.

2.) I actually prefer wide or boot cut to straight leg due to above mentioned calf issue. Just. What the hell was up with that?

3.) To avoid this problem, I should avoid places like Nordstrom if I don't want my card to get a lot more exercise than it should. But these jeans. Oh these jeans. These jeans.

Also went to Marshals and bought some t-shirts and a top for work and some more exercise pants, since I have come to the conclusion I am more likely to exercise if I am wearing comfy clothes.

This brings us to Dance Dance Revolution 2.

Wii and the War for a Workout

Wii Fit gets boring. I mean, I love the yoga and whatnot, but I need like, variety to keep in shape, because it's not like my defining characteristic is my lack of an attention span. And Dance Dance Revolution 2 has a workout mode, where you set your calorie or time limit and you just pick dances and dance to them. Each dance is theoretically between six and ten calories and to score high, it does require concentration and it's really a lot of fun, even if I'm still at basic (lowest is beginner). As in, I started working with difficult in training mode and holy God. I don't have that many feet. This makes me deeply suspicious of all those youtubes of that four year old who is hitting DDR2 like the fist of God--did anyone notice if he had an extra leg? No other explanation.

But it is fun, and probably the easiest and fastest way to get me to exercise, though I only like four songs on there, and the one for Grease is just disturbing. Recommended if you really hate exercise. It's a load of fun. Child and I do two player workout daily in thirty minute increments. I have noticed that I don't get exhausted nearly as fast after five days of this. The problem I'm running up against is that I get bad at it because I'm tired, but it's not running me to exhaustion anymore, which argues that I should start running to see if that helps. Mostly I stop when I offend myself with a whole bunch of B scores. AA or nothing.

Pinto Recs!

This is not like, a complete listing. These are four the ones I marked for niqaeli once upon a time that I remembered in a twenty second period of time and one from today because leupagus wanted to title the story "And I Feel (Captain) Fine" and that is like the greatest title ever.

So we'll start with that one.

That's Great, It Starts With An Earthquake by leupagus - oh my heart. Oh Zach and his weakness for out of tune, knows-all-the-words, smart live action karaoke guys. Which you know, is totally understandable--I mean, if Chris is singing in German? I'd learn German, no lie. Anyway. Read this one.

Kink Meme: Fear of Thunder - okay, I can feel the flich. I, too, have been haunted by things on teh kink meme of disturbing specificity and perhaps should not have read them, but this is not one of them. It's hysterical and Chris is resignedly self-aware and kind of adorable, and they get in a closet but not metaphorically or symbolically, so read this, okay?

The Worst of Truths Are Behind Us by godofwine - oh yes. It's really awkward and unnerving and you know okay, that cute guy you totally wanted to do but he totally intimidated you? This is sort of if you nailed him anyway and then woke up and realized holy shit I totally hit that! And panicked. Seriously. I mean, this has not happened to me like, ever. I felt no connection to Chris' pain.

You Know I Don't Ask for Much followed by Hit the Floor and Work It Out by winterlive - I have these memorized, okay? Memorized. Mild(ish) D/s, and unholy hot, and three stories and it's--*waves hands*. Read this. It is love. It's insanely hot. Favorites forever! And not jsut saying that to get more! Speaking of, if anyone else wants to join in a group effort to get her to write more, sign-up in comments for shifts in begging. I am not too proud to beg.

Adumbrating by lastling - this one has a neat, easy flow of time and character which I loved. I loved the jogging machine and the running and the easy feelings between teh two of them. And I love this because it makes me smile every damn time.

In closing--jeans! I have jeans that fit! I am happy!
bored

right, a poll! let's make this scientifical

Okay, poll. Context below the cut. Do not read context before giving your answer!

Poll #1435167 Jeans!

Is it really insane to sleep in new jeans a night or two so as to break them in?

Yes, of course it is. Who doesn't? Crazy people, that's who.
55(15.4%)
No, but I think I should embrace this idea as it is totally brilliant.
92(25.7%)
Are you drinking? Like, recently?
179(50.0%)
I don't wear jeans. I am crazypants and denim is of the devil.
20(5.6%)
I will answer in comments using the voice of Zachary Quinto
12(3.4%)


Filled it out? Good. Now click.

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ETA: THIS IS A TOTALLY UNBIASED POLL TRUFAX.