August 27th, 2012

reality

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I've been so achieve-y today! Spent a few hours cleaning this morning and got about half the house done. Walked with the kids up to the resale shop and got some great deals on cold weather kids' clothes (because while Ava has like four dozen shirts, only two of them apparently are long sleeved). Walked over to Pizza Schmizza for lunch and let the kids ride the silly horse ride thing there several times (it's only a quarter! Stupid rides at the mall are 75 cents to TWO DOLLARS). Walked over to the grocery store and got dinner stuff (chicken breasts for all of $1.99 a lb and a damn decent bottle of wine for $15 - Argyle Chardonnay). Came home and put the kids down for a nap and wrote 1100 words in Five Minutes to Midnight. YAY ME! 

I'm gonna write more later but I needed a mental deep breath before the next part. It's honestly the part I have most been looking forward to writing out of everything. For months. And I want a clear head before I dive in. But I've got about 3.1k words so far this chapter and I think it's about halfway. Maybe a little less. If I can keep being this awesome all week, I SHOULD have the chapter done this weekend. If I'm being SUPER awesome, I might possibly be able to finish the whole story in time for the Prison Break anniversary fest at uncuffmybrother It's good to have goals, right? I think there's only one chapter after the one I'm working on and I don't think it will be long (but I've been surprised before...). 

In other FAR less productive news... Guild Wars 2 is out and it's kinda freaking awesome... Oh MMORPGs... how you kill all productivity (except, apparently, today).
reality

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So for months I've driven past "no parking - filming" signs and food service trucks and funky lighting equipment on the way to take Dan to/from work. This isn't totally unexpected because I live in Portland and they film a handful of things here - most notably Leverage and Grimm. 

Now, I had been hoping it was Grimm (it's right next to a gothic looking church) and that I'd eventually see Silas Weir Mitchell. Not because I watch Grimm (I don't) and not because of any great adoration for Mr. Mitchell (though, damn fine actor!). No, I simply wanted to see him because he was on Prison Break. That's all. I didn't even love Haywire that much (though... stand up and applaud for the acting on that. Kudos, sir)! 

I had failed to realize that this location also is right next to the Governor Hotel which, with its awesome visual appeal, is used on Leverage (which I also don't watch... Sorry, I tried!). I know this because today I totally saw Christian Kane chatting with a security guard right next to the barriers. My long, long, long dormant Angel fangirl tendencies squeed (HI LINDSEY!) in spite of the fact that it wasn't Silas Weir Mitchell.