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Riley (General Solo)
18 June 2010 @ 04:42 pm
I found a nice little Luke and Vader fic at vaders_ghost's journal, check it out.
Riley (General Solo)
15 June 2010 @ 10:43 pm
I be very very tired and my back is killing me. We had a little garden out back and I've been cutting up and freezing squash and tomatoes and peppers and peas and corn. If you've never done it it's not hard but it takes a while. And I ran right into a chair and was barefooted and hurt two of my toes. I don't think they are broken, maybe jammed a little bit.
i'm going to lie down and either read the new Darth Bane book or the new Elizabeth Peters book. Maybe I'll read some of each.:)
Riley (General Solo)
05 February 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Which of the seven deadly sins—sloth, greed, lust, gluttony, anger, envy, and pride—are you most likely to commit?

GLUTTONY wins! I love food too much.
Riley (General Solo)
Killer headache time! I hope I'm not coming down with anything, I've felt goofy enough all week without being sick too. But a lot of people have been sick at work and missing days so I suppose my turn will roll around soon.

We have to be at a basketball game tonight. I love watching but it's at an older gym with very uncomfortable wooden bleachers that cripple the back and numb the butt. And it's COLD outside, already freezing. I want warm weather. Somebody said that dratted groundhog saw his shadow and we'll have cold for weeks more.
Current Mood: crankycranky
Riley (General Solo)
07 December 2008 @ 08:28 am
I'm on the third Twilight book Eclipse, about halfway through. Then I panicked and went to buy the fourth book yesterday and the store was out even though they had a cazillion of them a few days ago. I also read the first book in the series that spawned the True Blood vampire series which everybody but me seems to have seen. I liked it okay but not as much as the Twilight books. So far I haven't find the second book in that series, have to remember to look at the library.

Did anybody on my flist watch Crusoe Saturday night? It was in a new time slot but I didn't get home until after it was over with anyway. Friday I watched The Clone Wars, an excellent episode with Luminara Unduli, a very underused talent. Ahsoka was there, chattering away. Ventress was in fine form.
Riley (General Solo)
01 August 2008 @ 07:15 pm
I finally got my Clone Wars book. Had to send a friend after it but at least I have it.:)

I am so glad that it's Friday that I could scream. It's just been that kind of hair-pulling teeth-grinding week. I'm not fit to be around anybody this weekend, I want peace and quiet. I'm going to clean and read and sleep but not necessarily in that order.
Riley (General Solo)
Arrrrrgh...I forgot The Clone Wars novel was going to be out, came out Saturday as a matter of fact, and then today I had to work late and couldn't get it. The month just passed quicker than I thought and I didn't realize the release date had already come and gone. And my buddy alwaysanakin has her copy and I'm sitting here looking at library books I don't want to read anymore because I WANT A CLONE WARS BOOK TOO!

I guess I should be watching Saving Grace, already missed The Closer. Maybe one or both will repeat later tonight. I'd like to just go to bed early...since I don't have my book...but there's some papers from work I need to read over and I need to wash clothes...and...and...I need Alfred...you know...from The Dark Knight...he'd keep me straight.:)

But seriously, have you seen The Dark Knight? It's great, GO SEE IT. Now there's nothing lighthearted about it. Now and then a funny happens but it's dark if it has anything to do with The Joker. Give Heath Ledger the Oscar already, he deserves it and not cause he's dead but because he was BRILLIANT in this role. No happy ending either and nothing much wrapped up but then I've come to expect those things and have become semi-immune after making my way through Legacy of the Force.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The air conditioner that's developed a stutter...
Riley (General Solo)
11 July 2008 @ 07:57 pm
Hello again. Did you know that you can only have 150 interests listed on your profile page? I know that because I tried to add two more to mine and was given a polite message saying I couldn't add any more.

I cooked steaks tonight. Very good steaks. I was starving all evening but when I finally fixed my own plate and sat down, I looked at it and realized that I was no longer hungry. So I put most of it in a butter bowl and saved it in the fridge though you know warmed up steak just will not be the same.

Hey, I found an X-Files book at WallyMart yesterday. For a second I thought it might have been the novelization from the new film but no such luck. But it's called Antibodies and is written by Kevin J. Anderson who's written some of the Star Wars novels, Darksaber and Jedi Search are the ones I have. It was first written in 1997 and there's a list of several others too. I somehow have completely missed the series though the late 90's were a bad time for me as far as reading goes. I haven't started on the book yet since I haven't finished my library books that are overdue AGAIN.

I was digging around in the middle thing in the car and found a CD that had been forgotten about. I spent most of the drive home alternating between Blinded by the Light and Don't Fear the Reaper. Made me very happy and I arrived home with a smile on my face.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Riley (General Solo)
05 July 2008 @ 10:45 pm
Hello, hello...why am I still awake. I need to be up and away early in the morning. I have a looooong drive ahead of me.

I've been reading spoilers over at theclonewars about the new Star Wars movie. The part about Jabba's son had me cracking up, NOT what I expected him to be like at all. :) I'm counting the days now until I can see it! And there are stories being posted over at starwarsficfest. Not a lot yet, just a few. A good one about Han/Leia, one about Vader hating Obi-Wan, a Vader/Palpatine one that had me horrified and fascinated all at once, one with Dooku and Obi-Wan talking about Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan in a bar fight, and a couple of more. All well-written and definitely worth reading. There were several of the prompts on the list that I was hoping someone would pick. I'd intended on picking a couple myself but everything's been so upside down and I've been gone a lot more than I thought I'd be. I still might pick something from the end of the month.
Riley (General Solo)
01 July 2008 @ 10:38 pm
It's been crazy around here but then that's turning out to be the norm, right?

I just returned from a short, unexpected trip in which a week's worth of things were squeezed into two days. But it was fun...and different.

I saw The Incredible Hulk and I loved it! It looked much better than on previews I had seen and I really enjoyed Ed Norton's portrayal of Bruce. And the bad guy, the soldier Blonsky, I liked too. And there was my man Tony there at the end, icing on the cake.

I have Jedi Twilight but haven't got started on it yet. Haven't read my stack of library books either or anything on my little book list.

And isn't the summer flying by so quickly?
Riley (General Solo)
I had intended to sleep a little later this morning but that didn't happen. Then I got on here and started reading fanfiction and looking around. I am really tempted to take one of the prompts at starwarsficfest. My only problem is that the next two weeks are going to be INSANE around here with company coming...for a WEEK...I don't know how I'll make it through that. I can be a good hostess for about two days tops and then I'm ready for company, however much I like them, to go home. I'd be safest to pick something not due until late July. Posting begins July 1 and goes throughout the month and there are still a lot of prompts left, see the post here http://community.livejournal.com/starwarsficfest/1782.html. Now I just have to pick something I think I can write coherently about...

There's also that challenge at jedi_brothers, it's about somebody's (you pick who) reaction to Caedus' death, remembering him, etc. That shouldn't be too hard except that Invincible really rubbed me the wrong way and right now the last thing I want to write about is the ending to what should have been a great series. Though, truth me told, the character deserves some fanfiction about his life and death since he was written out of existence almost as callously as his brother was in Star By Star.

Has anybody seen The Happening? Or The Incredible Hulk?
Current Mood: restlessrestless
Riley (General Solo)
20 June 2008 @ 10:52 am
I feel really groggy today for some reason. I went to bed a little late last night but slept fine. I can't get myself moving though. I hope I'm not coming down with something. My sister was sick for a few days earlier in the week with fever and body aches but never did figure out what she had, hope I haven't caught the mystery illness.

I'm completely over my tooth ordeal I think. It's been pulled and I was on antibiotics for a week. I'm lucky she pulled it during my first appointment since it was already trying to get infected, sometimes they'll give you antibiotics first and then pull a few days later. My mouth wasn't even sore much this time, just a spot along my jaw.

I watched The Mist again this morning. I saw part of it before but not the beginning. Whoever decided to fuck up the end needs to be shot however. I've never been fond of Stephen King's endings, he usually doesn't do happily ever after, but the movie end was much worse than the book.

I wanted to go to the library this morning but so far they don't have in the books I asked for. One's still checked out and two others they're borrowing from another library and somebody's being slow about it.

I'd thought about going to see a movie this afternoon if I could get somebody to go with me. I wanted to see Strangers and The Happening. One of those, I'm not sure which one, is by the guy that did Signs, The Village, and Lady in the Water and I liked all of them. I think the new Incredible Hulk movie is playing too and I never got around to seeing Kung Fu Panda. But...I'd have to change out of my old ratty clothes...and it's hot outside...and I've a ton of laundry...and I'm not even halfway finished with my big cleaning project. I would like something to eat though and apparently whatever it is is nowhere in the house cause nothing here appeals to me.
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Riley (General Solo)
Nothing works right today on here...slow, slow, slow. AND IT'S NOT SUPPOSE TO DO THAT WITH THIS WIRELESS INTERNET. It's probably the computer though, this one's getting up there in age and probably needs cleaning up.

I've been trying for 20 minutes to send a birthday card to somebody but it keeps hanging up, then wants a password again, then wants to start all over.

At least I'm not in pain right at this moment. But I'm afraid to brush my teeth which is driving me NUTS, but one drop of water on the tooth makes it hurt. I'll have to use warm water cause I can't stand this icky fuzzy tooth feeling. Only 24 1/2 hours to go until I'll be in the dentist's chair. You know it's been bad if I'm looking forward to going.

I have another appointment at 10:30 this morning and I need to look nice, sound nice, and have clean teeth. And I don't want to go at all.

I have Jumper! I bought it yesterday when I was getting birthday gifts. I wanted to watch it last night but didn't after my dose of painkiller. But at least I have it. New books and DVDs...there's just something about them that pleases me. But I really enjoyed this film when I saw it a few months ago though I thought it had a very unfinished feeling about the end. Hayden looked good though, didn't he.
Current Mood: groggygroggy
Riley (General Solo)
My face is killing me. I never thought I'd be looking forward to a dental appointment but I can't wait until the tooth from hell gets jerked out of my mouth. Just a couple of more days...

Did we ever talk about Iron Man? I was reminded of it when I saw one of alwaysanakin's icons. This movie is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I'm not kidding you. I went thinking it was going to be okay but probably not as good as others like Spider-Man or X-Men. No, I was GLUED to my seat. I didn't even want to go pee and I was about to pop from drinking a Coke before I even got there. I want Tony Stark. Wrap him up in a big ribbon and send him my way. I even liked Gwyneth Paltrow's character, Pepper Potts, what a horrible name, is that from the comics or thought up especially for the movie? I admire anybody who can wear shoes like that to work. And she definitely had some chemistry with Robert Downey, Jr. though at first look you'd think it would be a mismatch. But seriously...this Tony Stark was human with a gazillion faults, a rich bastard who discovered a spark of something inside of him that made him risk his own life to right some wrongs that he'd had a big hand in creating. How old is Downey? I don't know but I can't remember him being this great before. Cute...yes, great actor...yes, this HOT...no, he wasn't, it must have developed with age.

The sun is out. I had hopes for a very cloudy day. Rain wouldn't hurt either. If you had spent as much money on your yard as I have the past couple of months, you'd be looking for rain too. But since that expense didn't include an automatic underground sprinkler system, then it's dragging the old dreaded bright yellow Wal-Mart hose around. Unless I borrow my brother's new sprinkler...who the heck spends almost $50 on a sprinkler? It's not even metal. Of course it is on a stand and it is more than I have since someone with big feet stepped on and broke my handy little $8 one which covered so much area in my front yard that it only had to be moved once.

I'm just rambling...tooth pain will do that to you. I'm imagining some kind of horrible infection traveling from my jaw to my brain.
Riley (General Solo)
Last night I watched 2 episodes of Robin Hood. I've developed quite a thing for leather clad Guy of Gisborne. And have you ever noticed the man's eyes? Beautiful. Anyway I've been a fan of the show about a year now but my...uh...admiration of Guy has been steadily growing since the new season. I've always rooted for him and Marian. Some people can't see a good thing even when it's shoved under their nose. And it's not that I don't like Robin, I do, he's very cute, but looking at Guy pushes all my buttons.

Anyway, I'm getting off track. I looked around last night, trying to find more information from the show since I knew Season 2 had already finished in England. And I discovered this awful newsCollapse )
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Riley (General Solo)
04 June 2008 @ 06:40 am
I've got a Darth Vader story running around in my head but I'm not sure I want to attempt actually writing it. It would be complicated and I'm not sure that my brain does complicated anymore.

I also had a story in mind about Supernatural's Sam Winchester and how he's dealing with Dean being gone. But there are so many hundreds of stories floating around about Dean and Sam that it almost seems like a lost cause to write anything else.
Riley (General Solo)
02 June 2008 @ 11:07 am
My tooth, my tooth...*groans loudly*

I'm staying home today, I don't care what anybody thinks about it. I've got an appointment with the dentist next week, I called her office but she's out until next week...on vacation, of course!...so that's why it's taking so long to get this tooth fixed.

I saw Indiana Jones! And I loved it but then I knew I would. I loved Shia LeBoeuf. The refrigerator part killed me, you know no one would have survived that. I hear some groups are complaining about the Nazi storyline but, hey, that's what was going on during those years and that's what people feared. The movie reminded me of those movies I used to watch on the late show on Saturday nights.
Riley (General Solo)
01 May 2008 @ 07:33 pm
Possibilities of a summer vacation seem to be dwindling sharply. We just haven't saved much this year and what with repairs because of the water damage caused by the broken pipes and new tires for both vehicles and just an escalating overall spendage by us that definitely was not helped when I stopped working overtime hours. And now this gas thing...I'm scared to even add up how much gas it would take just for a short trip.

And now I think I may have to make a trip to the dentist. Part of a filling came out or broke off a few weeks ago and I didn't think much about it but now the tooth has a dull throbbing. And I need a new contact prescription. And I need a checkup. And our insurance will pay for very little of the things I just listed.

I am going on a day trip to the state capital next week. We'll meet some officials, not the governor unfortunately since he'll be out of town that week. Two diffferent tours and it's all paid for by my employers. See, there are still occasional bright spots here and there.

This presidential race...I don't think I've ever felt so conflicted. But I don't think I'm the only one that feels that way either. I feel like covering my eyes and pointing to the one I pick and just hope to hell I've made the right choice.
Riley (General Solo)
16 April 2008 @ 08:26 am
Here I sit staring at the computer screen and wondering where to get started today. We've had a broken water pipe and didn't realize it for a while. Water soaked the carpet and padding in one of the bedrooms and it'll all have to come up and be replaced. And I have all this stuff to pack up and get out of there. The room had become a catch-all place the past few months, plus my son kept a lot of his things in there. It's just a big jumble of things to pack up. Plus there's two bookcases to unload and another shelf of DVDs and VHS tapes to be packed up. And cleaning it all up is the last thing I want to do today.

And I need groceries...I should have already gone shopping but kept putting it off until today when I had a day off. And I need to mail things and return overdue library books and get a prescription filled and go by the gardening center and spray for bugs/spiders and rake the yard and...and...I'd rather just sit in the corner and read. I hate errands. Once I'd have loved any excuse to get out of the house but now I feel the complete opposite. Hermit time!
Riley (General Solo)
09 March 2008 @ 11:43 pm
Why is it so difficult sometimes to make the right words come out? They're all in a jumble in my head, tossing and turning and all there but I can't make sense of them.
Riley (General Solo)
04 February 2008 @ 11:27 pm
I finally finished Duma Key and it was excellent until the very last page so I'm feeling very pleased with it and myself for finally finishing it. I can't believe I used to read books like this within a day. My mind can't concentrate like that any longer, no matter how good the reading material is. The only reason I'm finished with it now is because I had the day off from work and I neglected anything else that I needed to do.
Riley (General Solo)
02 February 2008 @ 11:39 am
Long time no see...or so it seems like. I've really got the blahs today...a combo of that wonderful time of the month, a coming down with something feeling, and a general sense of unrest between me and other members of the family. I'm trying to pull myself out of a funky attitude but I'd like to crawl in a hole somewhere and just sleep for three days. But...I don't want to sleep away my days off and there's so much to be done.

Did anybody on my flist see Supernatural Thursday? A new show and I can't remember its name but it was wonderful. I was surprised that I liked the...chemistry?...between Dean and Ruby. I have some issues with a few things, such as the VERY BRIEF amount of time Sam searched for whatever the thingie was the witch/demon hid in the hotel room that helped put the curse(?) on Dean before he decides to run off across town and then get himself caught, Dean could've been dead by then. I'm not bashing Sam but just thought it could've been done differently. Next week's show looks good and Bobby will be on it. I'd like to see more of him and learn about his background.

I did splurge and buy myself the new King book, Duma Key. I'm liking it so far and hoping it doesn't fizzle out before the end (like Dreamcatcher a few years ago, I still remember my disappointment with that one). And it's set in Florida, and I keep thinking how nice it would be to just take off there and sit on the beach (hot or cold, I don't care) and just clear my head of everything.
Riley (General Solo)
26 September 2007 @ 03:50 pm
I really am trying to write but my work is driving me crazy right now and so is everybody in my life. I swear one day I will just ride off somewhere and hide for a couple of days.
Riley (General Solo)
16 August 2007 @ 10:58 am
If you're interested in The Legacy of the Force book series as well as the Solo family, you might enjoy taking a look at this community:


There's not a lot there yet but it seems promising.
Riley (General Solo)
28 June 2007 @ 03:07 pm
There's a new Star Wars community to check out. It's for fanfiction, art, etc. I posted the first two parts of my Han/Luke story there.

Current Mood: tiredtired
Riley (General Solo)
23 June 2007 @ 09:08 am
Basically almost everything this week has really sucked. The only bright spot is that I've had a little time to write and I'm finishing up my Han/Luke story plus working on two different short stories. I'm really getting antsy to finish them quickly though cause I think my work schedule will be a little heavier than usual going into July. I don't even know what happened to June...

And I mised Supernatural Thursday and it really bugs me. Yes, I saw the show the first time around, yes I taped it, and saw it again...didn't this one already rerun? But it really made my week feel off since I didn't do my wonderful little Thursday night of Dean and Sammy drooling.

We saw Fantastic Four 2, it was good. But you really had to accept everything as it, don't try to think of how long it would take to do this or make that...I think someone on my flist said something about that too...because it will drive you crazy. I like the characters and the actors and Johnny Storm is most certainly drool worthy. I hadn't kept up with info about this one so I didn't even know Doom would be back...I like that get-up he wears though.

Has anyone heard anything about the new Stephen King movie? I don't think I've even read the book for that one. I wish they'd do a film on Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas character but I haven't heard of any plans for it yet but then I'm kind of out of the loop on movie info the last few months.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Riley (General Solo)
05 June 2007 @ 10:31 am
Okay another day off...I could get used to this very quickly. But I'm in what we call the "computer room" because, duh, the computer's in it. It was originally intended to be a dining room but was always a bit small. Anyhow, it's mostly a put-all-the-stuff-you-don't-want-to-throw-away-but-don't-know-what-to-do-with room. Basically it's a lot of crap that I shouldn't have spent money on at some time or another.

And feathers...the parakeets are in here to keep then out of drafts and air conditioning vents and various other things. But I have feathers everywhere, they must be molting and apparently one of them has learned to be messy with the food and scattering it everywhere. It's time for a thorough cleaning anyway but with my allergies, my eyes may be swelled shut before it's over with. Yesterday I was in a throwing away mood but today...not so much unfortunately.
Current Mood: busybusy
Riley (General Solo)
02 June 2007 @ 04:42 pm
Okay, I have literally been carrying the Sacrifice book around since Tuesday morning. I take it in the car with me, I take it to bed with me. I have read a total of 5 pages plus the jacket. It's called EXHAUSTION people. My mind, literally, is functioning at a small percentage of what it is capable of.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Riley (General Solo)
31 May 2007 @ 09:40 pm
*May be a little spoilery but surely most of the fans have seen this show already.*

You know when you've got it bad for a show when you watch the rerun even after the original airing plus two times on tape. I loved this episode. Sam's fear of clowns is so funny but kind of understandable in a way. We would all be afraid of things like ghosts and werewolves and other spooky, creepy things...but to Sam that's "normal" while something as everyday as somebody dressed in a clown suit freaks him out.

And the van...poor Dean, his coolness is ruined. I still like Ash and Ellen. Jo can fall off in a hole as far as I'm concerned. Please don't let her and Dean be pining away for each other. I don't think I could stomach it.

Liked the little walking down the road discussion/argument. Both are hurting so bad. And that look on Dean's face...

And the Impala. Wonder how Dean got the hold fixed that he pounded into the trunk? I don't know too much about these things...could it have been repaired and how or do he have to get another which surely would be difficult to come by.

Except for our little intro to Jo, I really liked this show.

Smallville I didn't watch. I've just not had much interest in it lately. I'm tired of some of the characters doing their same old whining.
Current Mood: awakeawake
Riley (General Solo)
This is what happens when I play hooky from work. It's just a little short story about my two favorite boys.

AUTHOR: general_solo
FANDOM: Supernatural
CHARACTERS: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
WARNINGS: Sexual relationship between siblings, DO NOT READ IF THIS BOTHERS YOU.
DISCLAIMERS: I don’t own these characters.
SUMMARY: No plot, just Dean/Sam smut.

MineCollapse )
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