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*jumps on bandwagon*

Everyone should fill this out.  Especially the people outside the U.S., because I'm curious about how different the responses might be.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
Creek

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.Cart

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Lunchbox

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
Frying pan, though the first word that jumped to mind was 'skillet'

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
Sofa or couch; they both get near equal use.  I think I say the first one, but often write the second

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
Gutter

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
Porch

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
Pop.  But since I only drink the calorie-free kind, and the phrase "diet pop" sounds weird (the syllable imbalance, maybe), I always end up saying "diet soda."

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
Pancakes

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
...it has a name besides "sandwich"?  *cheats and looks at last answer* Oh, yes.  Sub.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
Swimming trunks, I suppose, though I probably use every word of vocabulary there is for water attire.

12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennies shoes

13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning or picking up

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Firefly

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
You're gonna have to be a little more specific here.  Silverfish?  Woolly bear caterpillar?  Lots of bugs curl up in balls.  

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
Seesaw

17. How do you eat your pizza?
What kind of question is this?  You pick up a piece of pizza and eat from the pointy end towards the crust.  Are there OTHER ways to eat it?  I mean, besides my peculiar way where I like to break slightly thawed frozen pizza into pieces and zap them in the microwave to get a soft and gooey blend that has to be eaten with a fork?  Because I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who does that. 

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
HEEEEEEEE I just went through this huge dilemma while writing my last essay about this topic.  Because "garage sale" is the main one for me, but it seems like everyone's different regardless of your region. 

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
Basement

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Drinking fountain

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Well, that's not nearly enough for a post.  What else...would like to talk about Doctor Who, but every time I start writing about "Fear Her" I just start grinning like a fool and stare off into space remembering all my favorite parts, so that's going to be a while in coming.  And I know EXACTLY what kind of mental quagmire the CSI: Miami 2-parter will get me into, and I don't have six spare hours to indulge in it right now, so that stays on the to-watch pile.  Oh!  I ran across this hodgepodge batch of spoilers on  ohnotheydidnt the other day, and there's a particular one for Pushing Daisies that I want to flail talk about.  It's not specific to any episodes, just a character thing about Chuck, but I don't know if that's better or worse for you purists.

Bryan Fuller revealed that the fact that Ned's pooch Digby looks so good for his age is an indicator that Chuck will not age. 

*headdesk* Nooooooooo not another one!  Not another pair where one party wreaks havoc with the laws of biology!  Doctor Who is plenty to torture me .  I specifically did not get invested in New Amsterdam because of the non-aging thing, and that had an escape clause.  This is worse than either; you're telling me now there are not one but TWO ridiculous obstacles to the permanent happiness they so clearly deserve??  Because I had a little bit of hope that someday they could write around the no-touch thing, but if she's going to be weird and non-aging...that's fine for a while, but eventually when people start mistaking her for his granddaughter, that gets awkward.  

And then you start wondering about how long they'd be able to stay in one place, and these things would be difficult to explain to the kids - HEY.  I like to spin fantasies decades into the future, and I still have faith in the the no-touch rule being lifted, because I refuse to accept the circumstances that official writers dictate if I don't like them - and as you can see, it's all quite frustrating that there's this whole other problem to contend with even if we do somehow manage to overcome the first one.

Why do you torture me, show-I-don't-even-watch??   

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OK, that's probably enough.  Request:

Guys, I need fic.  I need fic right now.  I'm going to flat-out deny the new problem for now, but the original problem still drives me nuts, so: one of you must have a believable story that has a way to override the no-touch rule, right?  RIGHT?  I desperately need something that isn't a dream or a suppose-they-met-before-she-died A...actually, you know what, I think I'd even take an AU right now. I just need fluffy (fluffy with a dash of angst is OK) Ned/Chuck fic.  Don't make me prowl the internet on my own.  It's never good when I do that.  Take me by the hand and lead me into Pushing Daisies fandom, please.  

End Pushing Daisies talk; spoilers for Numb3rs resume below
EDIT:
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Since Diane Farr decided not to renew her contract with the show, Numb3rs is now looking for a new series regular.
*eyes bug out*  Bzuh?! When did this happen?  Where did this come from?  And NOOOOOOOOOOO, MEGAN, NO!  What is this curse placed upon female agents in Don's team?!  Megan!  OMG, Megan/Larry!  Don't take away Megan/Larry!  Let me believe it's still happening in the background, even if I never get to see it again!  

Why couldn't Alimi Ballard have been the one to bail?  I like them all, but I don't like David quite as much as the others.  David can go away!  

*weeps*

I've been toddling along in a more spoiler-free land than usual lately, for sheer lack of time to ferret them out.  I'm beginning to think it's a much nicer world that way. 

Comments

rainbowstevie
Apr. 3rd, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
11. I-hope-to-God-they're-not-speedos
HEE!! Me too.

18. *is intrigued by this concept of boot sale* If I can be obnoxiously curious for a minute, is that literally how it works - like from a car? I'm trying to figure out how that would work. And are sales like that common over there? For as much as I adore this hobby, I never thought about whether it's as big in other places.
jeremybrettfan
Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
You normally load up your car with crap you no longer want, go to a specified place (usually a car park, or field), pay for a pitch and flog said crap out of your boot/back seat. Some people arrange said crap on battered tables, some don't bother. They are quite common, some places have them every week, usually on a Sunday.

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