So... it's been an interesting week.
@cleolinda: My aunt just found a girl wandering around my grandmother's yard. Called the cops. Turns out girl is a known scout for a burglary ring.
@cleolinda: Pink stripe in jet-black hair, "brightly colored top," tall fringed suede boots. I would definitely case a joint in this outfit.
@Eviey: Personally I'd add a neon colored jacket to that ensemble, but that's just me.
@umetnica: Well her black catsuit and matching ski mask were probably in the wash.
@cleolinda: When my aunt came down and busted her, attack puppy in tow: "Will you pay me to walk your dog?" "YOU DON'T NEED TO WALK MY DOG."
What my aunt did, upon seeing random-ass twentysomething girl wandering around my grandmother's backyard in broad daylight: went across the street from her own house to my grandmother's, my cousin's dog Milo with her, and asked the girl what she was doing. Fringe Boots said she was "new to the neighborhood" and was looking for a way to get across the street to the street behind this street without going all the way to the end of the street. My aunt recognized this for the incoherent bullshit it was, particularly since you can look down through the backyards and easily see that it's nothing but chainlink fence all the way down, no way to cut through, and also GET OUT OF HER YARD. Fringe Boots then offered to dogwalk for cash. My aunt told her to leave.
@sallamandersam: Your aunt sounds awesome.
@cleolinda: Imagine my mom, but less patient.
Then my aunt went back across the street, called 911, reported the girl to the police, and then called my mother. By the time Mom got to the house, four police cars were screaming down the street (her words) looking for the girl. One of the cops talked to Mom, and apparently they recognized the description off the bat--she's (say it with me) a known scout for a burglary ring. Someone drives her up to an area, parks, and waits for her while she strolls around, presumably to see who, if anyone, is home and how one might break in. So the police were looking for her, the getthere/getaway driver, and/or anyone else with burgling on their mind.
@cleolinda: My mother just evacuated nine boxes of stuff in case they come back. "If they CAN make off with the couch, they can HAVE IT."
She and my sister are going back tonight--"Before dark, if we can"--to get anything else not intended for the yard sale. (As you may recall from earlier this week, my grandmother is now at an assisted living home and we're having to sell the house.) I'm not real happy about this, although it obviously has to be done. The police have agreed to swing by while they're there, just in case.
Meanwhile, my cat bites are much better; I think we may be upgrading to the cocoa butter stage of scar management for at least two of them. I got a ton of work done yesterday, and jack shit today. I'm hoping I'm just tired from (successfully!) fighting off infection, rather than actually coming down with my sister's Tubercular Death Blarg (I'm not sure whether we're on the third or fourth wave of Blarg now).
A few links:
Worm Moon, Yoshitoshi and Last Unicorn series 2 scents are live at BPAL and BPTP. Additionally, those Japanese-themed scents will benefit Doctors Without Borders, which was the first aid group to go into Japan after the earthquake.
@david_carter: The MST3K book is now CHEAPER THAN BEFORE. Plus free shipping! David's a college friend of mine (how did it work again? He was my roommate's future husband's roommate? But not the roommate who brewed beer under his bed, that was a different roommate), and he interviewed me for his part of the book, so I believe I am mentioned somewhere in it.
Lionsgate confirms Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss in 'The Hunger Games,' read what Suzanne Collins has to say; ‘Hunger Games’ director Gary Ross talks about ‘the easiest casting decision of my life’ — EXCLUSIVE. Katniss, 17, has dark hair and olive skin and an Appalachian background (based on where District 12 is located); Oscar-nominee Jennifer Lawrence is three years older, blonde, and not half-starved
yet. People are... divided... over this. She wasn't my first choice, but then, they didn't ask me. I'm going to wait to see what she looks like in character.
Late-breaking ETA: Jennifer Lawrence talks ‘The Hunger Games’ — and her love of Peeta.
`Wonder Woman’: First look at Adrianne Palicki in costume — EXCLUSIVE PHOTO. (Apparently Entertainment Weekly gets a lot of EXCLUSIVES.)
(Maybe they should throw this one back.)
@Movieline: Which Wonder Woman is a Halloween costume, and which is Adrianne Palicki? #funwithgames #weave
@kitalita: Whoa, scary boobs.
@cleolinda: I'm just... mesmerized.
@kitalita: The cleavage goes AROUND her boob!
@wonderella: Someone just suggested I start wearing blue vinyl stretchpants. This person has been incinerated. Let that be a warning.
As a palate cleanser: POTC4 character posters (scroll down for more).
And, most disturbingly:
@beyondimensions: @cleolinda They're organizing again! Angry squirrel terrorizes Vermont town.
Bennington Banner reporter Keith Whitcomb, Jr., interviewed East St. resident and squirrel-mauling victim Kevin McDonald, who said he was shoveling snow outside of his house, when he felt the animal's razor-sharp claws tearing into his back and shoulders. McDonald managed fend off the squirrel and flee into his house, but not before the the ill-tempered rodent lunged at him twice more.
The following day, McDonald saw his neighbor across the street battling the squirrel with a metal pole and a blanket. Later that day, he learned of another woman on his street that, like he, had been attacked from behind. That woman is being treated for rabies.
In a completely unrelated comment, one of y'all reports, "Today, my dad called me outside to show me a squirrel sitting up in a tree in our backyard, chewing the living daylights of a stick... and sharpening it to a point. Into a spear."
I'm going to have to get reinforcements for this.