30 days of llama

30 Days Of Llama – Day 3

Mental health wise I’m not doing so well right now. I’ve been very stressed the last couple of weeks – work’s been insane and poor Lotte needed quite a lot of repairs doing on her. I’m starting to come out the other side but I’m still feeling quite… meh

I’m going to move swiftly on to day 3 of this meme which is Your favorite television program

See. Kneejerk reaction is Stargate SG1. Followed by Stargate Atlantis. Because LOVE. I think I’ve covered plenty of times how much that show’s helped me over the last couple years
The sheer amount of love I have for Jack and Daniel and Sam and Teal’c and Hammond and Fraiser and Mitchell and Vala and Sheppard and McKay and Beckett and Lorne…

But then I factor in the fact I’ve been doing an NCIS rewatch and falling in love with Gibbs & DiNozzo & Ducky all over again. Throw in LA and NO and they’re the shows I’m the closest to being completely up-to-date on.

There’s also the new shows that I’ve fallen for this year. Lucifer. Lethal Weapon. MacGyver. Pure Genius. Bull.

And we can’t forget the returning loves. The Librarians. Bones. Castle. Criminal Minds. Supernatural. Arrow. Agents Of SHIELD. iZombie. The Mentalist. Killjoys. Dark Matter. Saving Hope. Hawaii Five-0. Fringe. Haven. Elementary.

Of course then you have all All Time Favourites, the ones I always go back to no matter how many times I’ve watched them. Buffy. CSI. Charmed. Dukes Of Hazzard. Sanctuary. MacGyver. Leverage. White Collar. House. Farscape. Firefly. Star Trek.

The last things I watched were Criminal Minds, Ransom, Quantico, Pure Genius, Proof and Once Upon A Time
Right now I’m about to press play on the 1×01 of Rectify.

… I believe this post is mostly known as ‘Cassie watches far too much on TV’.

30 days of llama, movies & tv

30 Days Of Llama – Day 2

Day 02 — Your favorite movie

Star Wars.

That seems a bit of a short answer though, doesn’t it?

Star Wars is one of the first films I remember watching. I clearly recall sitting in my parents living room watching the medal ceremony on Yavin IV. I remember playing Star Wars in the playground and loving the fact that being the girl still meant I got to be awesome and help save the day. I remember getting to see the trilogy on the big screen when the remastered came out.. and just seeing that scroll and hearing that music actually reduced me to tears. I still get moved with fannish glee every time.

I even like the prequel trilogy. Never got the memo that I wasn’t supposed to.

Other top movie loves include Jurassic Park, Stigmata, Empire Records, Velvet Goldmine, Resident Evil, MCU, Stargate, the SG1 movies, Notting Hill, Mission Impossible, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.

I have serious love for really bad horror/sci-fi movies. SyFy movies. Things like Sharknado, Voodoo Academy, Mega Snake, Boa Vs Python, Iron Invader, Ferocious Planet, Arctic Blast, Lost Treasures Of The Grand Canyon…

I also have a soft spot for – and I can’t believe I’m going to admit this outloud – but Hallmark movies. Murder She Baked, Garage Sale Mystery, Wedding Bells, Irresistible Bluberry Farm, The Bouquet, Growin The Big One…

And yes, I’m aware my taste in movies sucks but I enjoy them damnit!

30 days of llama

30 Days Of Llama – Day One

In an effort to post more, to get myself back into the routine of posting – and to give me something to post about, I’m going down the route of one of those ’30 day memes’… so here goes!

Day 01 — Your favorite song

Why do these things always have to start with ‘your favourite song’?

Um. OK. So for all time favourite song it’s toss up between two for me:
Meat Loaf – Rock & Roll Dreams
Goo Goo Dolls – Slide

what you feel is what you are and what you are is beautiful
Slide is the song that has saved my life on many occasions. I’ve been lucky enough to tell the guys how much it means to me and what it’s done for me. I cried while telling them and Johnny just pulls me into this hug, says “don’t cry doll” and tells me how much he appreciated me telling them and it felt like he cared
I still cry every single damn time I hear the song. And I want to get that lyric tattooed, but I don’t know where

You’re never alone cause you can put on the phones and let the drummer tell your heart what to do
Rock & Roll Dreams… it just sums up how powerful and moving and evocative music can be. How there’s always a song for your moment, for your mood, for what you’re feeling and that it’s ok to let it sweep you away.

Now, my two current favourite songs are
Lindsey Stirling – Roundtable Rival
Delta Rae – Dance In The Graveyard
(OK so they’re not necessarily current songs – but they’re songs I’m really loving a lot right now)

For something completely different again, the song I’ve had stuck in my head for the last like week or so is Miley Cyrus – See You Again

And yes I’m completely aware that my music taste is utterly batshit LMAO

the rest of the days: Continue reading “30 Days Of Llama – Day One”

5 fandom friday

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Things in My Purse at All Times

I started this thinking ‘What a restricive topic, who has different stuff in their purse?’ I mean there’s just money, debit card, drivers license, Riley’s guitar plectrum and random receipts. But then I realised… oh, hey… this is probably meaning the American definition of purse so… what you’re actually asking me is 5 Things in My Bag at All Times?

Now this does vary depending on the bag I’m carrying and where I’m going. When I’ve got my rucksack there’s a lot more in it than when I’ve got my little bag. So, in my rucksack I have:

Medication Pretty important this one, although sometimes making me feel like a walking Boots. At minimum, I have my inhaler, ibuprofen, cocadamol, sertraline, propanolol and iron pils.

A book/my kindle To be fair, I commute to and from work so I always need something to read to kill the time. I have my kindle in case I finish the physical book. Also works as something of a security blanket when going into situations I’m not sure what’s happening and I’m on my own.
If I’ve got my small bag, it’s the kindle only

Planner/pen/notebook Either my diary and a pen or a notebook and a pen. Sometimes both, depending on where I’m going, what I’m doing and who I’m with. Well you never know when you’re going to need to make a note of something, write something down or, as a writer – when inspiration is going to strike.
If I’ve got my small bag, it’s a small notebook & a pen.

Wallet As mentioned up there, money and ID. Plus it’s a nice geeky emblem because it has a nice little SGC design on it.

The last item is Keys or Phone because these two vary between being in my pocket or being in my bag. Again, it depends on what bag I’ve got, where I’m going etc
House keys & car keys – I won’t get very far without these. I also have a radar key for using the disabled toilets.
Phone – I cannot live without it. It’s like missing my left arm if I don’t have it with me. My music lives on it too! But also there’s the safety issue as I’m a disabled woman travelling on my own a lot of the time

a day in the life

A Day In The Life – February 10 2016

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A Day in the Life is a monthly link up run by Georgie. To take part in the linkup, bloggers document their daily life on a designated day each month to show what a typical day is like, using the prompts/theme provided

What did I wear today? I am wearing blue jeans, a long-sleeve plain grey shirt, a Bon Jovi Forever t-shirt from the 2000 European Crush Tour – I saw them in Stoke, in case you were wondering, and it was my first Bon Jovi concert. Obviously underwear, bra and socks too
I’m thinking about putting on a sweater, cos I’m getting chilly, and the one on the back of the couch is an old blue Nike one.

What made I laugh? Talking to Dragon on the phone this morning, telling her about my dream. It was so very bizarre, involving going for a Starbucks with Jim Beaver because he missed seeing me at Asylum conventions. At Starbucks we met up with Torri Higginson and Dragon spent ages trying to tell her who Jim was. The dream then switched to a Stargate convention which was at an ice-rink. We found our seats and then Joe Flanigan & Michaels Shanks were doing some kind of… routine. Yeah.. I don’t know, but it was hysterical talking about it

TIL (Today I Learned) I’m missing an awful lot of drama/excitement at work this week. Apparently our head of the board of trustees is in critical condition in hospital after a heart attack, and that there was also a fatal shooting just outside the building. It’s not known if that’s because of the nature of the organisation or not.
I think I’m quite glad I’m signed off sick this week and safely under my blankie on my couch!

The weather It’s been grey and gloomy all day, raining off and on. It’s not been as chilly as it has been and the wind has dropped, so that’s good 🙂

Four people that I encountered in my day
Dragon I already mentioned I was on the phone to Dragon this morning, talking about dreams and conventions and nothing and everything. She cheered me up this morning when I was still feeling quite low and fatigued. Only a few short weeks til I head down south and spend a week with her going to some gigs. Can’t wait!

Natalie Seems my Natalie went and published a book yesterday. I’ll share a link once it’s available on amazon, should be there by the end of the week. But she’s my BFF and we talk pretty much all afternoon/evening (my time zone) on gchat. She’s not been around as much as normal today cos she’s off doing pre-employment stuff for her new job!

Geek Director Also known as the HR Director in work. One of the few people who know the real reason I’m off sick, and that’s just because of his role. He’s been texting me, just checking in on me, and we’ve been sharing excitement about the Deadpool movie.

Felicity Smoak No, really, can I have a Felicity of my very own? I’ve been doing a little catch up of Arrow today, attention span witholding. I’m about 1/3 of the way through Season 3 and no, really, I completely and utterly adore Felicity. She’s easily my favourite character on the show. I really do have a thing for the socially-awkward geek character – pick any show and there’s a 99% change that will be my favourite character.

5 fandom friday

5 Fandom Friday – OTPs

Five top OTPs? *exhales* Just five? Where the hell do I even start to answer this? I mean, hell I have more than five pairings in just my current fandom, let alone my twenty years worth of fandom history?!

*taps lip and makes thinkynoises*

Right. So. We’ll start with Stargate SG1 since that’s my current main fandom. Now, sure, like I just said, I have more than five pairings I ship but when it all comes down to it, my OTP is most definitely Jack O’Neill/Daniel Jackson
I could ramble at length about why I love these guys, but I’m not really feeling up to it, so I’m just going to carry on and list my main other OTPs. I’ll make a note to talk more about things at another date when I feel better.

Stargate: Atlantis comes next. I have a lot less pairings for SGA than I do for SG1 and, as cliche as it is, it really has to be John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Which I always find to be absolutely hilarious because I cannot stand Rodney but the bond between those two is undeniable!

Now my brain basically only has space for one fandom at a time, and right now that’s Stargate. I’m now thinking about my prior fandoms, my prior pairings to list another three. So.. let’s see…

One of the fandoms I was in the longest was Kane RPS or as my friends and I jokingly referred to them and their circle of friends, the ITBN – it was Christian Kane, Steve Carlson, Riley Smith, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danneel Harris… it was the ‘Incestuous Texas Boy Network’. But I digress and the main pairing from the group was Christian Kane/Steve Carlson

A fandom I do keep going back to is The Sentinel. It was one of my first online fandoms, way way way back in like 1999/2000 or so. I found it in the most bizarre way – not a topic for this post – but completely and utterly fell in love with Jim Ellison/Blair Sandburg
I mean, come one, Blair was staying with Jim for a couple of weeks while he found a new place and was still living there four years later! ♥

One more pairing, one more fandom. Um. Hm. There are so many I could choose so which one do I pick? My muse is kind of yelling at me that my other main current pairing right now is an SG1/SGA crossover pairing, John Sheppard/Cameron Mitchell but I’m trying to go for multiple fandoms here.

Pairing number five will go to one of my current favourite TV shows Saving Hope and one of my very few actually canon pairings. Charlie Harris/Alex Reid
They’re just so fucking adorable together!

There are so so many others I could mention that I’m almost tempted to start a page on this site just dedicated to all the pretty pairings and moresomes that I ship!