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Elections, polls, me, and a little bit of fangirling. [Apr. 22nd, 2008|10:19 pm]
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I'm trying to distract myself from the horrible thing going on in PA right now. I really wanted to kill her chances tonight...

*snickers* Gardner Vance is a hit man on Shark.

Regarding Brian's eye color: An overwhelming 96.4% of the 28 people who voted say they are hazel.

I completely agree. The people I was arguing with were insisting his eyes were green. I argued that his eyes can change from green to brown, which means hazel. The response was that since his eyes look green most of the time, they must be green, and any other perception is just because of bad lighting. At that point, I was incredibly frustrated.

If anyone who looked at my best friend was asked her eye color, they would say green. That beautiful light, cool, clear green that I (and most other people, I assume) associate with green eyes. But her eyes are not green. They are green most of the time. If I give her a drink, within half an hour they will be a very dark green with brown and gold flecks. Not green, hazel. My eyes are also hazel. Most of the time they just look like a lighter shade of hunter green, but they range from greenish brown to a green almost as light as my friend's. Hazel.

Anyway, my point is that a change from green to brown, however often his eyes look green, means they are hazel. Eye color is, of course, subjective, so feel free to disagree with me. :)

You slackers! I guess you were so distracted by the poll you forgot to ask me questions. ;) The only one to actually ask me anything was [info]testdog65. How about telling us something about how you spend your free time when you're not doing something QaF related. Or what are your three favorite foods and why.

Things I do in my free time: I'm a voracious reader, so I spend a lot of time with books. I'm also a writer, but I only play with my own original characters (sorry, no fanfic). I babysit a lot, and I love those kids like they're my own...and truthfully, they're only partly joking when they ask to come home with me. I'm also a college student, so I get to do homework, woo hoo. And, now that it's getting warm here in GA, I'll be able to do one of my favorite things without feeling like I'm about to go into hypothermia -- swimming. So if I suddenly disappear during the summer, bet that I'm either in my pool or in that humongous wet thing just to the east of me that goes by the name of the Atlantic Ocean.

Does anyone here watch Bones? I happened to actually read the credits on Monday night's episode. There was this one actor, not particularly attractive or anything, but his name...his name just about killed me. What was his name, you ask?

Taylor Kinney.

[User Picture]From: [info]happier_bunny
2008-04-23 02:38 pm (UTC)


I sort of want to kill her...

Ok, I don't REALLY wish her harm. SIGHS.

I'm pretty sure you're right...his eyes are hazel. :)

Uh oh, we'll have to compete with the sun and ocean for your attention this summer...hmmmm. ;)

LOL, so, Brian and Justin's son became an actor...that's a bad!fic story waiting to happen.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-23 09:25 pm (UTC)


I just wish she would go away already. She doesn't have to die ;) She just needs to go find something else to do.

Everything has to compete with the sun and the ocean for my attention! Though now that I stop to think about it, you'll have my full attention probably once a week, while I'm recovering from the inevitable sunburn.

Oh god, I don't even wanna think about that. lol
[User Picture]From: [info]happier_bunny
2008-04-24 12:30 am (UTC)


I'll take once a week, but please be careful in the sun. ;)
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 12:32 am (UTC)


I use SPF 60, and I try to remember to put it on once an hour, like clockwork. Sadly, I have skin like Justin's...really pale, and thus really easily burnt.
[User Picture]From: [info]testdog65
2008-04-23 10:21 pm (UTC)


Thanks for indulging me! One of my favorite ways to spend a summer afternoon is sitting in the sun, reading. Even better if I'm near water. :D

[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 12:15 am (UTC)


Not a problem. ;)

I can't usually read near water for very long...I want to be in it! Once I'm sunburned and worn out, though, I'll crash beneath an umbrella and read for hours.
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From: [info]anoel
2008-04-23 11:31 pm (UTC)


I don't watch it but that's awesome! It reminds me of how I smile everytime I pass Kinney's drugstores. I wonder what drugs they're selling there ;)
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 12:10 am (UTC)


[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 03:34 pm (UTC)


hazel eyes(especially when is a body like Brian`s attached to them) are distractive...
i wanted to ask that i have seen somewhere that you have a not your own blood kid...or something like that...?
i know it`s like really personal so pliiiz feel free to tell me to mind my own fucking business and back off.:) i just thought you are awefully young to have kids at all?am i wrong in this one too?
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 07:14 pm (UTC)


Yeah, Brian is pretty distracting.

I think I said something about that in [info]notreallyme10's journal, when she was talking about babysitting for her friend.

I'm happy to talk about him. ^_^ He's not mine, he's my friend's (she's 30), but for all intents and purposes, I'm his second mother. He calls me "Mama" pretty much all the time, he comes to me just as often when he's hurt as he goes to her, he cries when I leave, all of that.

He treats me like I'm the best thing since sliced bread, which is exactly how he treats his mom. He actually fights with his sister (8 years old) over who gets to hug/kiss/talk to/play with me.

He's my baby, and his sister is practically my own kid, too. "My" kids:

This pic is over a year old, but he's started making faces at the camera any time we try to get a decent picture, so *shrugs*

My princess. ^_^ This picture is from last August.

And while we're on the subject...the other little guy you'll hear me talk about at some point or other:
That pic is from 2004, but I don't have any recent pictures (which ought to be a crime, now that I think about it lol). He's turning 11 this year.

Anyway. Sorry about the picspam, I get a little carried away over them. :)
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 07:26 pm (UTC)


oh they are so cute.especially the baby.i dont have problems with babies,the problems start when they can talk,i just dont know what to talk about with a 4 years old.i suck.
the little girl she is really a princess,i love her hair.
and the little man with a TIE on??how cute is that!!!
you are one lucky girl to `have` kids like them!!!
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 07:38 pm (UTC)


Aren't they? I can't help but smile at their pictures, they're all so adorable. Ha, the little one has been talking really clearly since he was a year old, and I was encouraging every word he said. I usually try to take 3 and 4-year-olds outside and find interesting bugs or animals to talk about, even if it's just a pigeon or a squirrel. Once you get them started, they seem to talk endlessly about anything.

She is so proud of her hair. She doesn't like to brush it, because it tangles easily, and her mom threatens to cut it off if she won't take care of it.

It's a clip-on tie. :) I think they might have been doing a play that day...

Thanks. ^_^

Gorgeous icon, by the way.
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 07:45 pm (UTC)


oh gosh,take them outside?are you insane?and then i can loose them easily and go to jail for abuse?:)

i had long hair as a small girl and my Mom actually cut it off once for the same reason i cried for days over it(i was a drama queen at an early age :)

clip on tie or not he looks adorable.

ps.Brian with baby!gus makes me want to have babies,only with him though and only if the babies can stay babies foreveh:)
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 07:52 pm (UTC)


If they run off, that's their least in my opinion. But if you have to stay inside, read a book to them, or pretend you're a monster and chase them around the house. Or let them chase you. Let them draw something and then ask them what they're drawing. Talking to them gets easier the more that you do it. I promise. :)

I would have cried if my mom had cut my hair off too.

What's the point of having Brian's babies then? You'd spend so much time taking care of the babies you could never have any fun. ;)
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 07:59 pm (UTC)


you are lovely my darling with all your advices but i guess i am a sucker with kids after all:) but if i get `confronted` i will try the techniques you have just told me:)

You'd spend so much time taking care of the babies you could never have any fun. ;) oh i put them into day care on the second day they were born and from time to time i can admire brian with them:)
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 08:04 pm (UTC)


You probably are/will be better with them than you think. I'm just comfortable around them because I've been around little kids since I was 10. :)

Sounds like a plan. ^_^
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 08:09 pm (UTC)


i don`t know about that.until now i have sit the overall amount of three times.two of them were a complete disaster.i don`t have any brothers or sisters so that didn`t help either i guess:)
i am like the woman(whatshername) Melanie fucks in season 1:"i like kids,other people`s kids."
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 08:17 pm (UTC)


Complete disaster how? I once had to babysit some kids that were definitely little monsters, and that was a complete disaster. I blame it on the fact that their mother is a bad parent...she had to threaten to spank them with a wooden spoon just to get them to listen to her, never mind actually do what she told them to. One was 12, one was 7, and the other was 4 (and not potty-trained!).

It is a relief to hand someone's kid back to them. "My work is done here, now take your brat and I can go home where there are no small people making noise and begging for attention." :)
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 09:19 pm (UTC)


they were like"your are not our mom we dont have to listen to you"
"you are not our mommy...cries"
"you can`t cook"(true,though:)
etc etc.i was exhausted afterwards and they were the kids of a friend of mine not total strangers
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 09:28 pm (UTC)


See, that stuff isn't your fault! Uncooperative kids are uncooperative kids. I heard the "You're not my mom" thing alot with the monsters I had to babysit (imagine two whole weeks of that).

I tend to think of "You're not my mom" as a secret phrase that means "I'm a horrible little brat for anyone but her, and I give her a hard time, too."

And my cooking abilities are limited to pancakes, scrambled eggs, and pasta. Oh, and I can microwave frozen/canned vegetables. lol
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 09:43 pm (UTC)


TWO WEEKS?no fucking way i would have survived that.ever.
they were spoilt little brats.
your cooking ability matches mine,i can grill too though:)
*is showing off grilling skills*
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 10:03 pm (UTC)


Yeah, it was my mom's co-worker, so I couldn't just say I quit. And right before Christmas, too.

I'm impressed. :) I can't grill. That could have something to do with our grill, though. It hates women. It only starts for my dad and my brother. I can have my brother show me how to do it, do the exact same thing he does, and it still won't start.
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 10:17 pm (UTC)


woodoo to the anti-woman grill!!!!

before Xmas?they are of course high on sugary cookies all the time.fuck.the horror.:D you are a HERO dealing with them.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 10:28 pm (UTC)


I would actually say I was insane for not quitting the second day. I was only supposed to be babysitting the 7-year-old, because he was homeschooled and the other two weren't. His mother said I would only have him, and it would only be two weeks. He was actually a pretty sweet kid, he just didn't want to do his schoolwork.

Then the younger one got sick the second day, and school let out for the holidays at the end of the first week, and the full-time nanny/babysitter who was supposed to come back that weekend didn't show up...
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 10:31 pm (UTC)


and you wander way the nanny didnt show up?i dont:D
this is like sitter!angst 101.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 10:38 pm (UTC)


Well, for all I know she actually liked them. *shrugs* More importantly, they worshiped the ground she walked least when she wasn't there. lol She went to Colombia or some other South American country to visit her family, so it might just have been one of those last minute "I don't want to leave!" things.

Yeah, I think I'm gonna knock it off with the angsty "that sucked so much" moments. :)
[User Picture]From: [info]kata_ny
2008-04-24 10:47 pm (UTC)


christ.did you realize that we are having a`parenting issues coaching discussion` which was started innocently with Brian??where did it all go wrong?:)
i mean we could have discussed the different shades of hazel in Brian`s eyes or some other IMPORTANT stuff:D and now I have to go to bed b/c it`s midnight once again.
either way i have trully enjoyed the baby/kid!angsty talk of ours:D
nighty night.:D
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-04-24 10:48 pm (UTC)


Sometimes RL issues intrude upon the love. Woe. :(