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06 March 2011 @ 10:26 pm
Random Photo Post!  
It's time for another one.  I will begin with this amazing face that my youngest sister has started making.  Like many things, she did it once, I laughed forever, so now she's going to do it at every opportunity.  But it's so awesome, I can't begrudge her doing it.  I think she asked me to buy her a sub and I told her no, and this was the result:

 

She looks like Orson Welles!  She seriously does, OMG.  Look.
 

Amazing.
 

Revision time!  Yes, I print six pages to a page, double-sided; I can print an entire script with about ten-twelve sheets of paper.
 


 

The inexplicable snack machine in my work's break room.  I tried it once and got the wrong M&Ms. 
 

Latin books!  This isn't even all the Latin books.
 

My sixteen year old sister's luxurious gray hair.

In conclusion, I had this plan for making tons of Miranda gifs, but I never seem to have time, so here's the one gif I've made thus far, maybe, potentially more pending.
 
 
 
 
scribblesandshorts.blogspot.com on March 7th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
The cats are absolutely adorable. Lol. By the way, I was looking for something to do and remembered you mentioning Miranda and I have to say it's pretty good.
Shannon: bicycle dadkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yay Miranda! I'm glad you're liking it.

I was amazed I got all three cats together; the younger two are best buds, but Grandpa Phoenix doesn't usually let the babies that close to him.
scribblesandshorts.blogspot.com on March 7th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
You know what, I didn't even notice the third one in the back till you said there were 3 and I looked for it. Yeah, nothing gets past me. Lol.
cath822cath822 on March 7th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
Aw, your sister is growing up. I keep thinking of her as this child who wasn't allowed to watch Arrested Development, but aha, that was, like, seven years ago.

Is that GIF from the first episode? I must have missed that part. Or is there another ep where she dresses up like a tranny?
Shannon: bsg baltar boredkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's from the first episode. She goes upstairs to change, and does...that, LOL, on the steps.

I know - Sarah is 16. It's ridiculous. It makes me feel old. :(
Holly: Mary/Eddie cuddleshollywobbles on March 7th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Yay random picspam! That's a great face your sister's making. Can I just say how impressed I am you're teaching yourself latin? I've been having a major case of can't-make-myself-do-ANYTHING lately, and that just makes it all the more amazing.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
Aw, well, I think for me a lot of it is that I don't have to do Latin. I could give it up tomorrow and it wouldn't matter at all. So it's not this thing I have to make myself do. (I do laugh every time I'm at Starbucks and I have it out, and people ask me what college I'm going to - and I'm like, nope, just doing Latin homework for fun!) I have taken breaks from it, like I did last summer/fall, which is why I'm doing (yet another) review.
ghanima sun: oooghanimasun on March 7th, 2011 05:36 am (UTC)
Fun pictures, yay!

Adorable cats. And that snack machine looks incredibly complicated.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
That snack machine... You have to have exact change, and if you spin it too much and overshoot what you want, you have to spin all the way around again, and in the meantime your coworkers are behind you watching and waiting, and eventually you're like, fuck it, I will bring my own cheese puffs.
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted to learn Old English. I have a copy of Beowulf with the original on one page and the modern English translation on the other, and sometimes I try to figure out what the words are, but it doesn't really work like that.

One time, when I had a lot of scripts to print off and read for class, I printed them nine pages to a page - but that's going a little too far.
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's Seamus Heaney - that name sounds familiar, at any rate.

What's helping me a lot right now are a couple of textbooks that are "immersive," in that almost all of it is written in Latin. I don't think it's the kind of thing I'd have been able to follow without doing a few years of traditional, grammar-based study, but I'm finding it fantastic in terms of making me stop translating everything into English in my head as I go along.

You give me too much credit - I don't like to waste paper, sure, but I really don't like to waste ten cents a page. ;)
sallycandance on March 7th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
You're right, your sister does make a face like Orson Welles - lucky you! *g*

I didn't know you're into Latin! I learned Latin at school and I've recently begun to freshen things up, so I re-bought my old textbooks and stuff and began learning at home! What a coincidence!
Shannon: ib laughingkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
Hey! That's pretty cool. I've reached the point where I'd like to have the equivalent of a conversation lab, because nothing makes learning a language better than getting beyond translation; but my sister, who took Latin in college, is starting to lose her knowledge, so it doesn't really work.

Any time you want to have a Latin convo, let me know! :D
sallycandance on March 7th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
*lol* I'd love to at some point - you don't get to use Latin in everyday conversations (except for a few words), so it's kind of hard to stay in connection with the language when you're not sat at the table, crouched over grammar/vocabularies.
Martine: HIMYM/Barney pilot suited upla_loony on March 7th, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
LOL your sisters face^^ But why does she already have grey hair?

This snack machine looks evil, like you put your money in and get nothing out...

*woot* Miranda! I have to save all the other ones you showed me as soon as I'm at my place where the internet is better than here at my parentsxD
Shannon: drh evil laughkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
She already has some gray hair because she has vitiligo; there's a patch of it in her scalp. No pigment in the skin, no pigment in the hair. It's actually white hair as opposed to gray, and the texture isn't like most people's gray hair - it's very fine and smooth.

I am so glad so many people are watching Miranda! That way when the new series starts I'll have a bunch of people to squee with. :D
Martinela_loony on March 7th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh I see.
But kind of cool when it's very fine and smooth. Kind of reminds me of Rouge from the X-Men moviesxD

I can't wait for the next season though I'm afraid it'll take a while like last time.
Iris: [fringe] peter handpierhias on March 7th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)
Hahaha, your sister's face is hilarious.

I actually think I would enjoy figuring out that snack machine, it looks a little terrifying.
Shannon: fringe peterkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
I've decided it's actually for the best that the snack machine is so weird, because this way I'm not tempted. The first time I went up to try it, though, there were a lot of people in the break room, so I was all, oh, just came up with a handful of change to...to...get some ice! Just gettin' some ice...
mac_beth13: Lois1mac_beth13 on March 7th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Awesome pics! :)

The kitties are adorable, the snack machine looks complicated as hell-o and your sister wins, haha! :) You win for posting! ;)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks! I think I have more pictures of my cats than anything else in my life.
enigmaticblues: spock with kittyenigmaticblues on March 7th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
Hee! I love your sister's expression.

And oh, kitties. I just want to snuggle them.
Shannon: sttos spockkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
After I took those pictures, I got up on the bed with them, and they all woke up fully and ran away to their dinner bowls, wailing plaintively because they were staaaaaaaarving. No snuggles.
nhpwnhpw on March 7th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to figure out the snack machine, and failing, and I'm afraid if I keep puzzling about it, my brain will explode.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
First of all, you have to have exact change. Coins only. Then you push the little yellow buttons at the base, and the entire inner clear plastic apparatus turns. And when you have what you want lined up on the left side, you open this little plastic door. Except if you overshoot, sometimes it won't spin back, and you have to spin it all the way around again, unless you're my sister, and it stops moving entirely and starts going CLANG CLANG CLANG and I shout "Run oh God run for your life!" and you just leave. :(
14 lines of iambic pentameter: astridsonneta on March 7th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
Aww, kittehs.

That snack machine looks complicated. Like snack roulette or something.

MIRANDA! I'm not quite through series 2 yet, but getting there.
Shannon: fringe live longkungfuwaynewho on March 7th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Haha snack roulette. That's basically what it is.

2x05 of Miranda is amazing. AMAZING.
(Anonymous) on March 9th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
Haha! This entry made me laugh, both at that face and that snack machine. Why would anyone event such a contraption?

Caro
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on March 9th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
I guess it's cheaper than a regular snack machine? But we have a regular pop machine, so yeah. I don't get it.
Anne Marieindigoviolet on March 16th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Never seen a vending machine like that. It looks like it'd be much easier to take a hammer to.