OTP Meme

Aug. 14th, 2015 03:13 pm
brumeier: (WTF - Sentinel)
Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] popkin16, who did an great job applying McShep to this meme. Check it out here!

Since SGA has been handled so adeptly, I’m going to take a stab at this with Jim and Blair from The Sentinel. Here we go!

Which one hogs the blankets?
Which one cuts the other’s hair?
Which one makes coffee for the other one every morning?
Which one picks up the pizza?
Which one likes their music on full volume?
Which one complains about the crumbs on the bed?
Which one is ticklish?
Which one sings and which one plays the music?
Which one proposes?

Which one hogs the blankets?
Blair. He’s always cold. He layers his clothes, though probably not nearly as much in canon as he does in fic. ::grins:: He’d be better suited to a warmer climate than Seattle but where Jim goeth there goeth Blair. Besides, it’s an excellent excuse for cuddles.

Which one cuts the other’s hair?
Blair cuts Jim’s hair. Not a lot of skill needed there, since Jim keeps it pretty short. Jim teases Blair a lot about cutting all those curls but he’d never follow through because he not-so-secretly loves them. When they’re in bed together Jim can’t stop playing with Blair’s hair, wrapping his fingers in the soft curls. Yeah, it’s definitely a thing.

Which one makes coffee for the other one every morning?
Jim is up at the crack of dawn. You can take the man out of the military, but he still likes to get up early. Blair, being an overworked college student/police consultant/Guide takes any opportunity to sleep in. Jim will make coffee and when it’s his turn to make breakfast - and a lot of the time when it isn't - he’ll have it all laid out by the time Blair stumbles down the stairs. He never feels quite generous enough to fix the algae shakes Blair sometimes drinks, though.

Which one picks up the pizza?

Neither one. After the events of Blind Man’s Bluff they both lost their taste for pizza. Too many bad memories attached to it now. They’re not opposed to other types of take-out, though, and on the days they’re working together they’ll stop on the way home.

Which one likes their music on full volume?
Blair. When he’s listening to aboriginal music he wants to feel it, speakers turned up so the tribal drums make his bones vibrate. With Jim’s sensitive hearing he doesn’t need to mess with volume, and if Blair wants to rock out when he’s home he’ll just dial down. Jim loves Blair, but tribal music is never going to be his thing. Santana, on the other hand…

Which one complains about the crumbs on the bed?
Ha! Under normal circumstances Jim doesn’t allow food anywhere near the bedroom. He’s very fastidious, even before his senses came online. Before they became a couple Blair would often eat in his room while he was studying or grading papers, but now he has to do that downstairs in the kitchen or the office that they turned his old bedroom into. Crumbs don’t stand a chance in Jim Ellison’s bed.

Which one is ticklish?
Both, but if Jim has touch dialed up he can be ridiculously ticklish. Especially his feet, which is just another reason for those thick white socks. ::grins:: He doesn’t let himself go like that too often, though. The skin over Blair’s ribs can be very ticklish, which one time really ruined the mood when he and Jim were having sexytimes. Jim has since learned how much pressure to apply with his hands to keep from tickling.

Which one sings and which one plays the music?
Blair does both. He plays the guitar that Naomi gave him, which was supposedly given to her by Jimi Hendrix, and he loves to sing. Jim is much more reserved, but sometimes Blair will catch him singing along quietly to songs he likes.

Which one proposes?
This is all Blair, who thrives on living in the moment. There’d be no planning, no fancy dinner or anything like that. He’d be all, “Hey. Let’s get married. No, here’s why it makes perfect sense!” Jim, who has one failed marriage under his belt already, would be very hesitant about taking that step. He’d have to weigh all the pros and cons. But Blair’s enthusiasm and unconditional love would win him over, and give him the hope that this time he could be really happy.
brumeier: (SGA Meant To Be)
This writing meme comes courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] firesign10, who tagged me. The gist: share seven lines from the seventh page of your WIP. And then tag seven other writers to do the same.

I chose one of my legion of SGA WIPs. So here you go:

They came when Rodney was collecting dirty clothes to take to the Laundromat and Lily was looking through her picture books, banging on the door with demands for entry.

“Dr. McKay, open up or we will break down this door!”

Lily came on the run, barefoot, bag already slung over her shoulder and eyes wide with fear. Rodney scooped her up and made for the panic room. It had started life as a laundry alcove but Rodney had reinforced the door and the inside walls. As soon as they were inside he sealed the room; it wouldn’t hold indefinitely, but all he needed was a minute to make his getaway.

“Up you go, sweetheart.”

Tagged:
[livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet
[livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon
[livejournal.com profile] blythechild
[livejournal.com profile] bghost
[livejournal.com profile] melagan
[livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow
[livejournal.com profile] selenic76
brumeier: (WIP)
Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 10 – One person I can trust

My dear, sweet, wonderful friend [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet! She’s not afraid to delete whole scenes from my fics when she betas for me, and I know I can tell her anything without worrying about judgment or censure. She’s pretty freakin’ awesome, and I don’t care who knows it!
brumeier: (Stefon)
Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 09 – Two things I wish I could do
  • Draw! I wish I could draw so that when I have ideas for pretty pictures for my fics I could make them happen and not just dream about them.

  • Be braver, about everything.
brumeier: (WIP)
Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 08 – Three words I can’t go a day without

Boo? Love you! (Xander Boo is a nickname my boy picked up way back in the daycare days, and one that we still use.)
brumeier: (Stefon)
Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 07 – Four memories I won’t forget
  • Christmases at my grandparents’ house. We’d open all the relative gifts, and then a grownup would hustle us kids into the back bedroom because there was Santa actually IN THE LIVINGROOM, asking if we’d been good and were we all in bed. Once he was gone, we’d come back out and there’d be all the toys, unwrapped and ready to go. The most fun ever!

  • The day my son was born. My birthplan went out the window and I mostly just lay in bed crying until someone finally gave me some good drugs. Ended up having a c-section and I’ll always remember J crying and saying, “We have a son.” And then collecting money from everyone who’d bet him we were having a girl. LOL!

  • Crying at the school dance (Junior high, I think) because Matt wouldn’t dance with me – he was the cutest boy ever, and he had a girlfriend. I had the hugest crush on him, for years. And then when he finally asked I said no because my friends had asked him to do it and so it wasn't like he really wanted to. Teen drama!

  • Visits to my aunt’s house in Schroon Lake, the happiest place on Earth. She had horse stables, and the lake was just a short walk away. My grandparents had an apartment over the garage, where you could get butterscotch candies and liverwurst sandwiches with unsweetened tea. The day my aunt moved was the saddest day of my life.
brumeier: (Stefon)
Day 01 - Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 - Nine things you do every day
Day 03 - Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 - Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 - Six songs that you're addicted to
Day 06 - Five things you can't live without
Day 07 - Four memories you won't forget
Day 08 - Three words you can't go a day without
Day 09 - Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 - One person you can trust

Day 06 - Five things I can't live without
  • INTERNET!!

  • Camera (I document everything with my camera, though not as much as I used to in my scrapbooking heyday. It's harder now when I have to negotiate with my boy for every shutter click. ::shakes head::)

  • Chocolate (Not dark, I'm not a big fan of that, but some creamy milk chocolate oh yeah! Better still with some gooey caramel.)

  • Music (I'm always singing, always have songs playing in my head. I can't work in silence.)

  • Things to read (books, fic, magazines, cereal boxes, etc)
brumeier: (Stefon)
Well, I forgot to post yesterday. But it never said anything about ten consecutive days, right? ::grins::

Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 05 – Six songs I’m addicted to
brumeier: (Stefon)
Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
  • Clowns ::cowers:: Coulrophobia is no joke, people! What are they hiding under all that face paint? Their evil intentions, that's what!

  • Spiders (someday I’ll tell you my real-life Stephen King spider encounter)

  • Painful death

  • Losing everything in a fire, especially the gazillion family photos I have dating back to the Before Times.

  • Bees and wasps. I’ve never been stung and have the irrational fear that if I was I’d die almost immediately. No-one in my family has a bee allergy, so I don’t know why I worry about this. But I do!

  • Not having anyone miss me when I'm gone - being utterly forgettable. This is something I've always struggled with. In college, my roommate went on Semester at Sea our Sophomore year. I remember having a dream that there was a gas leak in the dorm during the night and everyone evacuated, but no-one checked on me and I died. How crazy is it that I still remember that?

  • Losing my son - physically, emotionally...any way.
brumeier: (Stefon)
Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 03 – Eight things that annoy me
  • Cabinet doors/drawers that aren’t closed all the way. That just makes me all kinds of twitchy.

  • Great fic ideas that are never quite realized, the ones that leave me dissatisfied because they could’ve been so much better. And on the subject of fics I’m going to double up and add lack of formatting. If you can’t bother to put in even just paragraph breaks, I can’t be bothered to read it.

  • Having my sleep interrupted for stupid, stupid reasons.

  • People who drive slower than me, because I already drive pretty slow. If I have to pass you there’s a serious problem with your driving, and you should probably stop doing it.

  • My ex’s continued inability to find a job, which has forced me to pick up a part-time job in addition to the full-time one I already work. Grr.

  • When my son refuses to listen to a word I say. He inevitably comes to realize I was right – about how to do the homework or why wearing a hat is a good idea when it’s 2 degrees out – but still argues with me about EVERYTHING. He’s going to learn at some point, right? RIGHT?

  • Guys who wear their pants bagging down so far on their butts I don’t know how the darn things stay up at all. It’s not an attractive look, and do they know the prison connotations of this style? Because I don’t think it’s what they want to advertise.

  • People who call at work and tell me the extension number they want instead of just dialing that in first place.
brumeier: (Stefon)
(snagged from [livejournal.com profile] bghost and [livejournal.com profile] blythechild)

Day 01 – Ten random facts about yourself
Day 02 – Nine things you do every day
Day 03 – Eight things that annoy you
Day 04 – Seven fears/phobias
Day 05 – Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 06 – Five things you can’t live without
Day 07 – Four memories you won’t forget
Day 08 – Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 09 – Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 – One person you can trust

Day 01 – Ten random facts about me
  • I’m only 5’1” but I have size ten feet – I should’ve been much taller!

  • I’ve been on ghost tours in New Orleans, LA, Key West, FL and Salem, Mass.

  • I’m not especially talented, but I sing. All the time. Even if I don’t like the song, if I know the words I have to sing.

  • In college I dated a guy who was 7’2”. Please see above to get a better idea of how completely comical we looked together.

  • The only time I ever smoke is when I get really drunk. I don’t know why. I’ll smoke pretty much anything at that point, but I’ve always been partial to clove cigarettes.

  • I hate driving. I only ever started because in high school my boyfriend was three years younger than me and I didn’t want our parents to have to drive us everywhere. (Yeah, I was a cradle robber.)

  • My sister is 37 years younger than me.

  • I once had sex in a treehouse. I don’t recommend it. Let’s just say there are some places you shouldn’t get bug bites.

  • I have seven tattoos.

  • The company I work for is NCOC. But once when I answered the phone I said, “NCIS, how can I help you?” Clearly I'd been reading too much fanfic that day.
brumeier: (Stefon)
So, [livejournal.com profile] firesign10 tagged me for this meme post like ages ago. I'm trying to clean out my inbox so I thought it was well past time to do it. I give you Five Nice Things about me.

1. I'm pretty flexible. (No, not that way! Jeez!) I never thought I was but in recent years I've learned that I can bend pretty far without actually breaking, and that's definitely been a helpful skill.

2. I have shapely legs. I just wish I was taller so I had more of them. ::grins::

3. Digital scrapbooking is the other creative thing I do well (besides writing). I love capturing moments in my family, good and bad, that my son can look back on one day.

4. I'm a damn good mom.

5. I've learned how to value myself more. I can be strong standing on my own, and I can vocalize my needs instead of just focusing on everyone else's. That's something I really need right now, so I'm glad about the timing.

I'm not tagging anyone, because I just don't feel taggish today. But anyone in my flist is welcome to participate and share five nice things about themselves!
brumeier: (cheers)
Well, it's the end of the positivity meme friends. Some days have been harder than others in terms of coming up with something good to share, but I think I can nail it today. Let's see!

  • My mom is home from the hospital! She only had to stay one night, and they still don't know why she was having chest pains (her heart is fine, thank goodness), but I was understandably nervous. I was able to talk to her earlier and she sounds really, really good. So crisis averted, at least for the moment. Whew!

  • [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet has finally posted her epic MCU fic, Crash Down (Break This Heart of Mine). Tomorrow I plan to settle in with some hot cocoa and see all the new ways she's found to pile the angst on Bucky and Ward. Based on my knowledge of her oeuvre thus far, I feel confident in saying I won't be the slightest bit disappointed.

  • I'm watching a documentary on Netflix called I Know That Voice and it's really, really interesting. We watch a lot of animated content at our house and we always check the voices in the credits. I think voice actors are so, so talented and it's amazing how they can just switch voices at the drop of a hat. I'm really enjoying it.

  • Bonus! It's just me and my boy tonight. We had a very nice dinner together - homemade chicken fingers and French fries - and watched a movie that somehow ended up on my Netflix queue and arrived in the mail a few days ago. It's called The Knights of Badassdom, and stars that guy from Community and that guy from True Blood and that guy from Game of Thrones and that girl from Firefly. LOL! We had fun picking out all the actors we knew. The movie itself was cheesy and hilarious, and is now my boy's favorite movie. I love that I can spend this kind of fun quality time with him. He's such a goon. Now he wants to go LARPing. LOL!
brumeier: (Shaka Steve)
Let's see what I have to feel positive about today:
  • I was able to do some serious clean-up on my billing database at work today. I know that doesn't sound very exciting but it sure is to me. The darn thing hadn't been updated since 2003, so there were a gazillion old records in there. I love making things more organized!

  • I love that my Tumblr dash has so much SGA on it! Five years off the air and still I get to see new pics, screencaps, gifs and fics every day. Some days all I need is a little McShep to get me through. LOL!

  • This t-shirt design from Tee Fury:

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brumeier: (H50 Lurve)
Here are some positive things today:
  • I have FINALLY watched Captain America: Winter Soldier. Just as angsty as advertised. LOL! There were no real surprises - I'd already read too many fics and spent time on Tumblr which is full of gifs - but it was nice finally seeing the source material. I can see what the draw is for Bucky. The scene where he asks Pierce how he knows Steve was heart-wrenching. I read that Sebastian Stan is signed on for 9 MCU movies, so I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.


  • Made my hubby go to the doctor today for his annoyingly hacking cough, which isn't going away. Good news there - his lungs are clear. And to be proactive against another bout of pneumonia he was prescribed a Z pack. In the meantime, I'm glad he's working tonight so that I can actually get some sleep. ::yawns::


  • I leave you with this H50 video, crafted by the ever-awesome [livejournal.com profile] stellarmeadow. This just might be my favorite video of all time, thanks to the incredibly appropriate song and superior editing. I laugh every time I watch it. And you will too!


brumeier: (Stefon)
Today's run-down of positivity:

  • I utilized the two hours I was stuck at court waiting on hubby by writing. Six regular-sized notebook pages of an SGA fic I'm working on, and ten mini-sized notebook pages of an SGA bunny that Tumblr threw at me yesterday. Productive!


  • My annual physical went well. Best news ever: since last year's physical I lost 12 pounds! Probably due to stress but I'll take it anyway. ::grins::


  • Lastly, I saw this very sweet thing on Tumblr. These little old ladies got married after being together for seventy two years. It's never too late! Also, how cute are they??

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brumeier: (Bitch Please)
Must be I've been crabby lately because [livejournal.com profile] alisanne has tagged me to do this positivity meme thing. And since I gleefully read all her HP drabbles I figure I owe her for my continued lack of comment.

Rules: Post three positive things a day for five days. And I have to tag three peeps as well. So come join the party [livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon, [livejournal.com profile] popkin16 and [livejournal.com profile] blythechild!

Now for the three things:



  • We had an ice cream social at work today for the kids as a kind of welcome back to school thing. The weather was beautiful so we were able to do it out at the pavilion. And Stewart's donated all the fixings, which was awesome. The kids had a great time and so did those of us who helped serve and set up. It felt like a last hurrah to summer.


  • I finally beat the level of Candy Crush I've been stuck on for weeks. Darn game! But man, I was so happy I was about ready to dance around the house!


  • Thanks to some unexpected money from my MIL I was able to do some supplemental grocery shopping and keep enough leftover to get a pair of pants for my boy, who has outgrown everything. Eventually hubby's paychecks will start rolling in and we can outfit him properly. But jeans are a good start.

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