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Monday, December 31, 2012

new's years eve 2012

another year in the history books.

good stuff, bad stuff & somewhere in-between stuff.

if you had a bad 2012 i hope 2013 is better. if 2012 was good to you, i hope 2013 treats you the same.

don't celebrate too much. and if at any party you do partake of too much liquor of some sort (even if it's just a bit too much), please use a designated driver or call a cab.

Friday, December 28, 2012

what keyboard key are you?

You Are "enter"
Some people might try to say you're impulsive and rash.
You like to consider yourself decisive and committed instead.

You don't have a lot of trouble making very final decisions.
You trust your instincts, and you don't waver. You just go for it!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

christmas 2012

merry christmas to those who celebrate it, happy tuesday to those who don't.
hope you get all that you ask for & don't have too much egg nog.


Monday, December 24, 2012

five things #168

Four Presents Cassie got for Christmas, and the one thing she wanted, but didn't get

Four Presents Cassie got for Christmas
sam gave her hair ornaments, because she complained that her hair was often in her face.

daniel gave her a pocket dictionary & thesaurus, because she was having some trouble in school.

she got a little statue of a female warrior from teal’c to remind cassie that she was strong.

she got some toronto maple leafs gear from jack, as well as a brief lesson on the team & it’s stats. he thought it would help convince people cassie was from there.

the one thing she wanted, but didn't get
a pony 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

sc-fi message boards

....are messed up.

first they implemented a new system, then got hacked. or maybe the other way around. but i've only been able to log-in once in like a month.

i'm considering not bothering to go back if and when it gets back up again.

but what am i going to do with like 500 sg-1 pictures?

Friday, December 14, 2012

five things #167

Five conversations going on while the SGC crew is doing laundry

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

what your sleeping position says about you

Your Sleeping Position Says You Need Peace
You are calm and rational person with a good deal of balance in your life.
Friends consider you to be kind, caring, and truly loyal.
You are easy going and trusting. However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.
Open to the world, you are not afraid to be yourself.

If you don't get enough sleep, you are: Able to cope

It's hard to sleep next to you because: You're a bed hog

Saturday, December 08, 2012

five things #166

Five Earth customs Vala adopts as her own

gift giving for all sorts of occasions. vala's gifts were usually more fun than practical & she always used bright wrapping paper and a lot of ribbon.

making a toast. vala always kept it short and avoided rhymes.

giving candy to kids on halloween. it seemed to make them happy and vala's costume always got a look of appreciation from the fathers/uncles/older brothers who accompanied them.

decorating for the major holidays. vala felt it got people in the right frame of mind for the holiday in question & she often wore a holiday-themed barrette.

celebrating birthdays. vala thought it was nice for people to have a day that was theirs. even if someone didn't like to celebrate the day she always got them a card or bought them their favorite drink or snack.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

the end of five things

the last reveal was a few days latter than the 15 of nov. because the moderator forgot to do a reminder.

several good responses. i managed to do 10 prompts. i'll miss that place.

Friday, November 30, 2012

five things #165

Five things that happened in the Road Not Taken 'verse after Sam left

there was an unsuccessful assassination attempt on president landry. however, due to his wounds, he resigned.

when vice president weir took power she started restoring some of the freedoms that were restricted or lost during landry's time in office.

hammond started to repair relations with the jaffa.

mckay continued in his role as special advisor to the president, part-time. after he went back to his business he created the samantha carter scholarship for young women planning to study science.

landry's former chief of staff, after a year long investigation, was convicted on several charges. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

thanksgiving 2012

be thankful for the things & people that you have.
don't eat too much.
and don't get trampled at the black friday sales tomorrow.

Monday, November 12, 2012

five thigns #164

Five things Jack wants to say to Daniel, but can't

while daniel has the long hair, jack wants to tell him to cut it. but jack realizes it's the "military man" in him.

while daniel is dying from radiation poisoning, jack wants to tell him that he failed him by not having been there to protect him somehow. but jack realizes that he's not daniel's father.

after sha're is kidnapped, jack wants to tell him he knows what it's like to loose a wife. but jack realizes it's not the same at all.

when he picks up that daniel & ke'ra are interested in each other, jack wants to tell him that he has a bad feeling about her. but jack realizes that he's not daniel's mother.

after daniel starts caring a gun on missions, jack wants to tell him to be careful. but jack realizes that daniel is an adult, takes all of the safety instructions to heart & isn't charlie. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

quiz: what metal are you?

You Are Copper
You are provocative and challenging. You help people realize who they really are.
You live a very balanced life. You always take time for love and art.

You are both a powerful and generous person. You always have time to give back.
People find you to be incredibly ethical and loyal.

Monday, November 05, 2012

BK keeps trying

they have a wisconsin white cheddar whopper for a limited time.
my brother & i tried one the other day. the cheddar is kind of "sharp" and it didn't melt all that much.

speaking of fast food burgers; mcdonald's has a cheddar, bacon, onion burger (A.K.A CBO or however the letters are arranged) it sounds interesting, but sometimes the cooked onions come back on me.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

five things #163

Five reasons Cam has been banned from setting foot on Atlantis ever again

it was a complete accident that not only did he leave his camera in the shared shower room when it was the women's turn, but that it was set on motion activation.

the fake puke he put in the mess area as a joke caused many people to actually puke on the floor of the mess hall.

he was caught writing dirty limericks on the corridor walls.

mitchell always started a star trek vs. star wars debate.

something that was only referred to thereafter as the noodle incident. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

halloween '12

hope you get more treats than tricks tonight. and no one throws eggs at your house or TPs it.

Monday, October 29, 2012

five things #162

Five weird alien trust/bonding rituals 

1. something mitchell called "a dance riot." people would gather in a hall, music would be played & everyone was encouraged to dance is the strangest ways possible. the theory was if everyone looked silly, then no one would be embarrassed. laughing (at yourself & others) was encouraged, because it was good for your health.

2. something daniel called "the honesty policy." at communal meals everyone was encouraged to stand up and say what they liked or didn't like about the meal. it could be anything from; "the roast was tender." to "there was too much pepper in the stew."

3. something jack called "the treasure hunt." people were given spades a buckets & allowed to dig in a field and the nearby woods. people found interesting colored stones, worms for fishing & sometimes a small fossil.

4. something teal'c called "the big hike." people put on sturdy shoes and climbed up in the hills. when they got there everyone would admire the view, maybe take some pictures & share whatever food and drink they brought with them.

5. something sam called "the shopping experience." people would go in small groups to the outdoor market, browse the stalls, occasionally haggle, but rarely bought anything. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

five things #161

Five things Janet learned while SG-1 was under sedation

they sometimes talk in their sleep

she learned the name of jack's high school crush. he'd only mutter about her after being shot.

janet learned about how daniel was treated in his various foster homes. not all of it was good.

she learned that sam has nightmares about defending her dissertation.

teal'c repeatedly dreams about apologizing to his wife and son for leaving.

they all relive many of they battles they were involved in.

Monday, October 22, 2012

question & answers pt. 5

former stargate writer/producer joseph mallozzi opened the floor for questions, i submitted some.

archersangel writes: “1. what happened with the dogs you were looking to adopt? (or did i miss that?)”
Answer: See above.  I’m holding off until I know where I’ll be living next year.
2. any weird food purchase of the day videos on the horizon? maybe something in tokyo?”
Answer: Chances are good, especially in Tokyo when we visit Ice Cream City.  Seaweed ice cream here I come!
“3. while doing your days of stargate past entries do you think about what could’ve been done differently? should’ve gone with a different actor in a part or wrote a line differently? (for examples)”
Answer: Oh, I’m sure everyone second-guesses themselves in terms of decisions made.  It’s very easy to reconsider choices made with the benefit of hindsight.  As for examples – well, you just gave me a terrific idea for a blog entry.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

quiz: which x-man are you?

You Are Iceman
You tried to live a normal life, but it just wasn't possible
A bit of a slacker, you rather tell jokes than cultivate your powers

Powers: turning self and others into ice, making ice weapons, becoming nearly invisible

Friday, October 19, 2012

five things #160

Five things all the members of SG1 have in their homes/quarters

books. of all types & in varying numbers.

instant coffee. no one really liked it, but when you're working late & you don't feel like dragging yourself to the mess hall (or making a pot at home) a couple of scoops in a cup with hot water from the tap was better than nothing.

a box of photos from most of the SGC picnics & christmas parties that they keep telling themselves they'll organize into albums someday.

something from childhood. an old blanket, toy, hat or drawing they made. no one is sure why they keep the thing, but can't make themselves throw it away.

a stack of movies they keep meaning to watch, most likely on team movie night. thank God netflix doesn't charge late fees. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

an orphand 5 things response

back in 2008 (or so) i misread a prompt over at 5 things "5 conversations cam & jack never had" as "5 conversations sam and jack never had". i mentioned that to one of the moderators and they said to suggest the prompt, write it & maybe it will come up one day. as far as i know it has not. i did the actual one BTW. i thought it deserved to be seen by eyes other than mine.
so i present the response to a prompt that never was.

Monday, October 15, 2012

major bummer

found out today why there haven't been any new 5 things prompts in a while, they're folding up. this has been a big part of my on-line life since 2007 and to say i'll miss it is an understatement. as a final thing they're looking to fill as many of the answered prompts as possible. i plan on doing as many as i can before the closing date of nov. 15 *puts on thinking cap*

there still are several older ones that i've done, but have jst to post over here. (i'm about a year behind) so you'll be seeing 5 things from me here for a while yet.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

quiz; personality at 35,000 feet

Your Personality at 35,000 Feet Is Friendly and Gregarious
Deep down, you vastly prefer being with others to being alone. You love to engage people in conversation.

You are not too sure what your place in the world is yet. You often feel invisible in a crowd.

Your gift is having a way with words. You know how to express yourself well.

You are inspired by what is possible. Real life is often too ordinary for you.

It's very easy for you to feel happy. You can find peace with any situation.

Friday, October 12, 2012

5 things interupted

there haven't been any new prompts for a couple of weeks. i'm sure someone has PMed the moderator there & hopefully there will be new ones soon.
it's kind of odd not typing out any stuff for it or wracking my brain trying to come up with something. i've been doing at least one prompt in every set since 2007 (i think) first as an anonymous, then with my openID. the only time i did all of them was a special 6 set for new years for, i think, new years 2008.

by the way, all of the five things stuff i post her are older ones that i've done. some have been edited for spelling and/or to make better sense, but all are works by me. any similarity to any other works is an coincidence.

Friday, September 21, 2012

mom's birthday 2012

You were born during a Waning Gibbous moon
This phase occurs right after a full moon.

- what it says about you -
You love to let people in on the story of how things come together. You know the background of ideas and have a deep understanding of things others just touch the surface of. You can surprise people with your wide variety of knowledge, and they'll remember and appreciate you for it.
What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

five things #159

Five times Jack doubted Teal'c's loyalty

any time teal'c managed to talk with any jaffa. jack worried that teal'c would only see them as his brothers, not the army of the enemy, and go back to them.

when teal'c found out what had happened to his wife & son after he went to earth. jack thought he leave to protect them.

after teal'c discovered that his wife died jack was sure he leave and raise his son.

when daniel died jack thought that teal'c was thinking that maybe the fight against the goa'uld was hopeless after all.

after that whole "canucks of vancouver are superior warriors" bit. jack was sure he had teal'c turned into a fan of the chicago blackhawks or at least the minnesota wild.

Monday, September 17, 2012

what's your spirital number?

Your Spiritual Number is Four
You bring stability and order into people's lives.
You are a devoted friend, and you are able to help other get out of extremely chaotic situations.

Right now, your life is about making difficult choices and complicated decisions.
You find yourself at a crossroads, and you can't stall any longer.

While you may be going through a confusing time, you are confident that you will do the right thing.
You have the courage to do what's best, even when it's hard.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

denny's stuff

they have build your own burgers & milkshakes for a limited time. they have slips for you to fill out by checking what stuff you want. they have different patties (hamburger, chicken & veggie) bread, (whole wheat, cheddar, the regular bun & or or two others) cheese, a bunch of stuff to put on it (lettuce, mayo, pickles, etc.) & "premium" stuff like bacon & coleslaw.

for the milkshakes they have a choice of ice cream (chocolate, strawberry & vanilla) "mix ins" (oreo cookie bits, chocolate chips, etc) & flavored syrup (chocolate, peanut butter, etc.) you get one each of ice cream, min in & syrup.

i "built" a chicken burger on a cheddar bun, with lettuce, mayo & red onion. and my shake was vanilla with oreo, chocolate chips & PB sauce. yum!

Monday, September 10, 2012

five things #158

Five crises that happened when O'Neill wasn't at the SGC

they ran out of coffee. the supply sergeant messed up big. a request was sent out ASAP and people brought in their own until it arrive.

the movie for movie night got misplaced. it was the latest harry potter that someone (who knew someone who knew someone) got the week it came out. after an hour of searching & semi-angry phone calls it was found in dr. lee's lab where it was delivered by mistake.

the latest shipment of T.P. arrived soaking wet. since the supplies were low two dozen people were dispatched to local stores to buy a bunch until more could be sent.

a batch of chili from a new supplier was bad, resulting in several cases of food poisoning & many rescheduled missions.

a major computer glitch had declared half of the staff dead (not daniel though) luckily it was discovered before anyone's next of kin was notified, but it took nearly a month before the system would recognize them as alive and issue their pay.

Friday, September 07, 2012

how cynical are you?

You Are 40% Cynical
Generally you give people the benefit of the doubt. But there are exceptions.
You buy into many of the things that mainstream society believes, but you're not anybody's fool.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

BK keeps trying

first burger king had this "family food" game. where it's like family feud & you have to pick the top answer out of 3 on a scratch-off thing on certain thing to win some small food item.

now they have new chicken stuff. a chicken parmesan sandwich, popcorn chicken & some kind of basil sauce chicken that you can get crispy or grilled on a wheat or white bun. i had the chicken parmesan sandwich. it was good. at first i thought i might be with that tendercrisp chicken patty (which i hate) but it wasn't. i'd get it again. i was thinking about getting the basil sauce chicken, but chickened out. no pun intended.

ETA: we had their cinnabon rolls, so not worth it. over hyped crap. IMHO. (my brother's too)

Sunday, September 02, 2012

sometimes i think too much

we (brother & i) didn't go to dragon-con again this year, and it seems highly unlikely that we ever will again, but i find myself thinking about it a lot.
i look at the clock and wonder what we'd be doing at that time if were were there. lunch? at a panel? waiting in line for a panel? or sitting in our hotel room, watching TV before we have to go wait in line? are there any new places to eat? which panels would we check out? RDA & dean cain are scheduled to appear, so those would no doubt be on the list.
unfortunately, i'm thinking about this stuff while laying in bed at night. which does nothing to help me to sleep.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

five things #157

Five things Mitchell doesn't know about SG-1 even though he's read all the mission reports

1. that they're superstitious. they have to gear up a certain way or eat certain foods before a mission.

2. none are particularity religious. although they're not above saying a prayer when it's called for.

3. they'd rather give up sex than coffee. or any of their favorite foods.

4. they all had twitter accounts, but just so they could follow people they found interesting.

5. none of them had a favorite color or song. they often told people they did just to avoid being though of as odd any more than they were.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

dad's birthday '12

You were born during a New moon
The moon is dark in this phase, because the half that's illuminated by the sun is facing away from Earth.

- what it says about you -
You want to leave an impression on people and make your mark on the world. When you love an idea, you'll work hard for it, sometimes even dropping whatever it is you're doing to go on to the next new great thing that's captured your imagination. The more freedom you have to chose what you're doing, the busier you'll be.
What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

another follower

now i have two. when & how did that happen?

anyway, welcome! hope this little blog continues to hold your interest.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

yay for waffles!

a new waffle place opened up in town. not a waffle house, but some place that does belgium waffles. they have a few different kinds of toppings for them. we went not long ago & the waffles were good. they were a lot bigger then i thought they might be. we might go back soon.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

d@mn LJ

live journal is still insisting i'm a .nl, not .com, aaaarrrggg!

so my posts are not showing up on the five things community. i wonder if i can PM someone there?

ETA: just looked again & my posts are now visible,

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

five things #156

Five guys Vala has knocked out with her bare fist 

a bully when she was a kid. he was 12, she was 10. he never did live it down.

one of the first boys she went out with when he randomly grabbed her breast.

a man that knocked down an old woman & tried to take her money.

one of tomin's neighbors in ver isca who asked for "the same favors tomin was getting" then tried to kiss her when she was living with tomin before they married.

vala hit mitchell during a touch-football game at the SGC picnic. she swears it was an accident. he maintains it was because her side was down by 14 points.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

the heat of summer

it's not over yet.

drought in much of the U.S. means higher food prices later this year. oh joy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

five things #155

Four things Mitchell lived to regret and one thing he didn't

the 4 things he regrets;
dating amy vandenberg. to be honest he doesn't regret the relationship, but the fact that he couldn't give her the attention she deserved.

not studying the sodan culture. he's no daniel jackson, but he feels that someone should somehow preserve something of them now that they're all but gone.

he regrets saying to teal'c that he thought star trek was better than star wars. not only was mitchell made to watch the original trilogy, but he was treated to a lecture on how the series has characters & plot points mentioned in the book the hero with a thousand faces by joseph campbell.

mitchell regrets not buying stock in yahoo when a friend of a friend suggested it.

the 1 he doesn't;
getting SG-1 back together. there are times he questions his sanity over doing it, but ultimately he has no regrets.

Monday, July 16, 2012

brother's birthday '12

You were born during a Third Quarter moon
This phase occurs in the middle of the moon's waning phases, after the full moon and before the new moon.

- what it says about you -
You like to make up your own mind. You may find it hard to relate to mainstream opinions on issues, and you definitely don't always like what's popular. You can work out solutions and give birth to big ideas when left to yourself, and other people will be impressed with your conclusions even if they're not sure how you arrived at them.
What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

Saturday, July 14, 2012

what happened?

now my open-id at live journal ends in .nl which is is the domain for the netherlands. it still links to my blogspot blog though, so i don't know what's going on.

so if you have an account over there and suddenly you see, it really is me.

ETA: also if you click from my useranme now (as .nl) my blog ends in .nl, not .com. i bame LJ for this mess.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

moon survival challenge

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Monday, July 09, 2012

five things mistake post

this was an accidental re-post of #145

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

july 4th

happy independence day to everyone in the US. happy wednesday to everyone else.

stay safe with all of the BBQing & firecrackers.

also; buzzed driving is just as bad as drunk driving. but you already knew that.

Friday, June 29, 2012

five things #145

Five things Daniel learned from Teal'c

sometimes you can say more with a look than with words.

when all seems lost, keep fighting.

patience can be a good strategy.

appear wise in all things.

star wars is a classic. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


burger king has a new BBQ menu for the summer. (limited time & at participating places) they have the texas BBQ whopper & tendergrill. the carolina BBQ whopper & tendergrill. the memphis BBQ pulled pork sandwich, sweet potato fries, frozen lemonade & a bacon sundae.
i had the puled pork, it was ok. my brother had the carolina BBQ whopper, he said it was ok. he also had the bacon sundae, he said he's had worse. i had a bite with a small piece of bacon & it confirmed what i always thought; that sweet and savory foods should be kept separate. yuck!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

what color is your mind?

Your Mind is Purple

Of all the mind types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places - or a very different life for yourself.
purple?! i don't like purple.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

summer weather

we have summer weather now. hot & humid with a summer rain shower now and then. bleh!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

five things #144

Five things that have been banned at the SGC 

gummy bears. as well as any other "gummy" candy. doorknobs got sticky & when stepped on, they were hard to get out of boot treads.

back during the digital pet craze those things got banned because a lot of people got engrossed in caring for them and would often neglect their work.

websites that were considered timesinks were banned from all SGC computers. these included youtube, wikipedia, memory alpha & TV tropes.

most food from outside the mountain, especially from any place considered a greasy spoon. there had been several cases of food poisoning, six of which were very severe.

debates regarding star trek vs. star wars. some of the arguments over that topic are legendary. 

Sunday, June 03, 2012

my birthday '12

You were born during a First Quarter moon
This phase occurs in the middle of the moon's waxing phases, after the new moon and before the full moon.

- what it says about you -
You test everything. You're sometimes unhappy with what others think is "good enough". You point out things you see wrong with the world, even if others are afraid it may cause some unrest. When something isn't right, you're the one who's not afraid to make dramatic changes. You're good at keeping your head in a crisis and reminding people that it takes a shakeup to fix things.
What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

inner monster quiz

Your Cute Monster Says Your Inner Demon is Sorrow

You're the type of person who stands out in a crowd, even when you're trying to blend in.
You are honest in your character and appearance. You don't pretend to be someone else.

You tend to get depressed easily.
People think you're cute because you're rebellious. Your uniqueness is charming.

Monday, May 28, 2012

memorial day '12

wile at the picnic or the "one day only sale" take a moment to remember the men & women who served and didn't make it back.

Friday, May 25, 2012

five things #143

Five things that didn't happen aboard the Odyssey in Unending (but Teal'c told someone they did)

that daniel and mitchell wrote the novels they had always wanted to write.

sam had become a very good cook.

vala told them about all of her "misadventures & misdemeanors" ("the felonies too" daniel had added.) because she was sure they would be stuck there beyond the statute of limitations.

that teal'c himself mastered the yo-yo. (he's pretty sure no one believes this one)

they all played pranks to ease the tension of being cooped up. teal'c thought one of the best was one of the ship's corridors filled with soap foam.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

what kind of cat are you?

You Are a Persian Cat

You are very high-maintenance, at least as far as keeping up your appearance goes.
But you're surprisingly low-maintenance in every other aspect of your life.

You are peaceful and sweet tempered. People enjoy your company.
You are loving and a good companion, but it takes you a while to trust people.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

a (random) question answered

in the may 16 entry on mallozzi's blog (i'm a bit behind) he answered a question i had put in the comments.
archersangel writes: “speaking of doughnuts; any opinion on cake vs. yeast-raised doughnuts? or did i miss that?” Answer: I prefer yeast-raised because you can cram more into your mouth.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

five things #142

Five things Daniel found amongst his belongings after he descended that he could not explain

a dozen or so TV guides. since he rarely watches TV, daniel assumed he bought them for some article.

a kilt (university of chicago tartan). as far as he knows, daniel has no scottish ancestry. he assumed he wore it to a colleague's wedding.

a mix tape. since it's music that he never listens to, daniel assumed it was a gift from someone who didn't know what to get him.

a half dozen popular fiction paperbacks. since daniel prefers non-fiction, he assumed he got them from airport gift shops to read on planes.

50 dollars in canadian money. daniel's pretty sure he's never been to canada, so he has no explanation for that.

author's note--there is a university of chicago tartan;
(daniel studied at the university of chicago's oriental institute)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

what does your pizza say about you?

Your Pizza Says You Like Many Foods

You have a hearty appetite. You are likely to complain if a restaurant has small portions.

You consider pizza to be bread... very good bread. You fit in best in the Midwest part of the US.

You like food that's traditional and well crafted. You aren't impressed with "gourmet" foods.

You are dependable, loyal, and conservative with your choices.

You are unadventurous and boring. You should consider staying home when taking a vacation.

The stereotype that best fits you is geek. You're the type most likely to order pizza to avoid leaving your computer.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

time flies

it's the 5th day of the 5th month 2012. where did the time go?

in other news, it's cinco de mayo. if you're celebrating it, go easy on the mexico drinks today.

Friday, April 27, 2012

reminder: new MS show premier date

june 7 at 10 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2012

is the force with you?

Is the Force with you?
Your Result: Young Master
Congradulations, the council has saw it fit to move you from Padawan status. Your current duties: Listen to the coucil's orders, strive to balence yourself further to become a true master.
"The force is strong in this one..."
True Master Status
Council Member
Academy Trainee
Undercover sith lord
Bounty hunter
Imperial Army
Is the Force with you?
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

five things #141

Five times Jack lied to Daniel

"you'll get your wife back."
jack never really believed it and if they did get her back, he wasn't sure if she would be the same.

"you'll see your grandfather again."
jack didn't believe it, but daniel was excited at the thought of nick coming back some day & telling him of his experiences with the giant aliens.

"you'll be posted in atlantis as soon as the ori are defeated."
with the IOA "suggesting" that it would be a good thing to keep daniel on earth & mitchell wanting to "keep the band together" jack knew that wasn't happening.

"good coffee."
daniel might know his coffees, but he made the worst coffee jack ever had. outside of the military.

"nice shirt."
jack didn't know squat about fashion, but daniel sometimes showed questionable taste in clothes. especially in the first few years that jack knew him.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


i don't like blogger's new interface thing. that is all.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

easter 2012

don't eat too many chocolate bunnies.

and if you're hunting for easter eggs, hope you find a lot.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

saving hope premier date

according to some source, it's june 7 at 10 PM.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

five things #140

Five things Sam missed about SG-1 when she was on Atlantis

1. being a part of a team. a part of her couldn't get used to being "the boss."

2. sam having someone to gripe to now and then. as the one in charge she suspected that she was the topic of the gripes of others.

3. she missed a teammate bringing her a cup of coffee when she was working late. if someone brings her a cup of coffee as the boss, it's seen as sucking up.

4. as the one in charge, "the buck" stopped with sam. sometimes she could blame the IOA or budget cuts, but the ultimate responsibility was sam's. she hated that stress that she didn't have as just a cog in the machine.

5. sometimes conversations would stop when she walked into a room. it might have been a coincidence, but sam couldn't be sure. she was worried that she was becoming paranoid, something that didn't happens as a SG team member. unless alien plant spores were involved.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

st. patrick's day 2012

go easy on the green beer & the booze in general.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

early spring

the higher than average temperatures are affecting many things. the sales of snow removal supplies is down, allergy season is starting early & the famous cherry trees in washington D.C. are expected to bloom early.
bet that throws a monkey wrench into the works for their cherry blossom festival.

Monday, March 12, 2012

what should your superpower be?

Your Superpower Should Be Manipulating Electricity

You're highly reactive, energetic, and super charged.

If the occasion calls for it, you can go from 0 to 60 in a split second.

But you don't harness your energy unless you truly need to.

And because of this, people are often surprised by what you are capable of.

Why you would be a good superhero: You have the stamina to fight enemies for days

Your biggest problem as a superhero: As with your normal life, people would continue to underestimate you

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

five things #139

Five times Jack wasn't so tough

when charlie died, he thought he needed to be stoic. at least in public. at home he cried, sometimes with is wife, often alone.

after cassie came to earth jack realized that he missed spending time with a child, so he volunteered at her school. the kids liked cassie's "uncle" and even after she moved to higher grades, jack still dropped in from time to time.

after getting cassie a dog jack wanted one too, but with his schedule he knew that was impossible. so he volunteered at the same shelter where he got her dog from. jack brings a bag of dog food, washes a dog or 2 & plays with the puppies. he considers it therapy.

when jack & sam got married he admits to getting teary-eyed, it was a beautiful ceremony & jack thought he couldn't be happier, until....

their daughter was born about one year later. the first time jack held her, he just melted.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

changeing the banner

it's been far too long.


Friday, March 02, 2012

it's offical, new MS show is picked up

from MS-online;

Trade industry source The Hollywood Reporter has just posted the news that NBC has ordered Michael's new series, Saving Hope, for their summer schedule.

Per the website:

It's official: NBC has ordered the Toronto hospital drama Saving Hope, starring Erica Durance and Michael Shanks, for its summer season.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leap year!

every four years we get one, son enjoy the extra day.

also; it's the year of the dragon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

new role for michael shanks

it's a Canadian drama called saving hope. he plays the Chief of Surgery who's in a car wreck, ends up in a coma & wonders around the hospital in something like spirit form, observing what goes on.
NBC has picked it up for the summer (2012) and if it does well, who knows? it might be his big break in american TV.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

five things #138

Five secret phone calls from Mitchell to Jack

1. mitchell knew when his team members birthdays were from their files, but he didn't know what kind of cake they liked. had no idea what to get them as gifts or what they might have been given in the past.

2. he called about the all-to-rare team game night. what snacks to bring? (was there anything the others were allergic to, or just didn’t like?) what games were preferred? were there any poor losers?

3. mitchell wondered if there were any topics that were not up for discussion. jack told him that neither daniel or teal’c liked to talk about their late wives. sam didn’t mind talking about her late parents, mostly her dad, but preferred to talk about cassie. daniel would only bring up his late parents, or his grandfather nick, in relation to any archaeological work they had done. very rarely would any of them discuss their love lives.

4. when daniel was taken by adria jack advised to just be available if sam wanted to talk & teal’c might want company in the gym while he, literally, worked-out his frustrations.

5. when mitchell was trying to “get the band back together” he was hitting all sorts of walls. sam was clinging to area 51, teal’c was bogged-down in jaffa politics & daniel was all ready to go to atlantis. he called to say that maybe jack made a mistake, that mitchell couldn’t reunite SG-1 and even if he could, maybe he wasn’t the man to lead the team after all. jack more or less told him he was being ridiculous, suggested that he had confidence in mitchell as well as his leadership skills & to call whenever he need advice about his teammates.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

five things #137

Five things Teal’c remembers from the 50 years on the Odyssey that he does tell the others

1. he told them about movie night & pizza night, poker night, karaoke night, poetry night.... they did a lot to keep from being bored.

2. teal'c talked about the speculations that they had about what might have happened on earth if they were actually there all of those years. mitchell thought that 3-D technology would improve, sam was certain there would be a woman president of the U.S. & no one thought the stargate program would be made public.

3. he mentioned the cooking attempts that went wrong; sam's go at making souffle & mitchell trying, and mostly failing, to make his grandmother's recipes based on what he remembered of their taste.

4. teal'c brought up mitchell's on-going quest to recreate every video game he had ever enjoyed playing. he had talked sam into helping him, with limited success.

5. he said that daniel had tutored them in various languages & was annoyed that not one of them had a passable accent. 

Saturday, February 04, 2012

super bowl tomorrow

patriots vs. giants.

while i hate the patriots for the crap they did back in 2007 (or whenever) both manning brothers have a championship & i feel the force needs to be kept in balance.

ETA: the giants won. pooh.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

what is your element?

Your Element Is Water

A bit of a contradiction, you can seem both lighthearted and serious.

That's because you're good at going with the flow - but you also are deep.

Highly intuitive, you tune in to people's emotions and moods easily.

You are able to tap into deep emotional connections and connect with others.

You prefer a smooth, harmonious life - but you can navigate your way around waves.

You have a knack for getting people to get along and making life a little more peaceful.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

harry potter 7

i finally got to see part 2 of HP 7 (could've sworn i did something on part 1)

WARNING! spoilers ahead

first of all they added stuff or showed things that only got a mention in the books. i hate that.
fred's death wasn't shown, which could've bee a good opportunity to have percy back. (if you've read the book you know what i mean)
i liked the inclusion of luna/nevill, even though i think JKR didn't think like that.
some mention should've been made about how dumbledore's sister died.
why did they just have hagred being a prisoner of lore V in the forest?
why was the battle for hogwarts so dark? and did it have to be at night. 
why didn't tonk's & remus' kid get more than a throw away mention? and nothing was said about harry being the godfather. 
i guess the reason goyle died in the fire instead of crabbe was because the actor playing crabbe got into some sort of trouble.(if i recall) that's why there was some random slytherin boy with dracco in that scene.
i was a bit more emotional than i expected. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

five things #136

Five reactions of friends and family of SGC personnel when the Stargate Project finally became public.


"can i go through the stargate sometime?"

"ever do it with an alien?"

"i knew the government was covering up the existence of extraterrestrials!"

"how much do you get paid?"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

it's winter alright

very cold & it snowed. (should make my snow-loving brother happy)

however, it's supposed to warm up to nearly 50 F mid-week.crazy climate change.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

i have a fan (apparently)

i noticed a couple of days ago that i have 1 follower. when did that happen?

hope you're not bored with my posts here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

what generation do you belong in?

You Belong in the Silent Generation

You fit in best with people born between 1925 and 1942.

You are a person of high values and character.

Family, your country, loyalty, and hard work all important to you.

You are willing to do what's right, even when it's difficult.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

2012 (so far)

just seven days in & things have improved slightly over 2011. for us anyway.