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my best friend is eight years old 
14th-Feb-2008 08:55 pm
kiss, ned, chuck, kids
And I don't mean it in the Pam Beesly/Jim Halpert "Sometimes, I bring him juice. My boyfriend is twelve." kind of way. My best friend really is eight years old. He's about four and a half feet tall, rusty red hair, big brown eyes, and shares some of my DNA. My best friend is my little brother. He's the coolest kid I've ever met. He tells me I'm beautiful no matter what I woke up looking like, and he loves Harry Potter almost as much as I do. He tells me he loves me all of the time, and absolutely loves every moment spent with me. And it is completely reciprocal. This kid rocks.

I took him on a date Saturday. We saw the earliest showing of the Spiderwick Chronicles, which is absolutely AWESOME! (insert creepy quasi-crush on Freddie Highmore here. He's sixteen though, so it's not that bad... right? Kid is going to make an amazing actor someday). Go see it, it is great. Special effects get better every year, and these were pretty freaking awesome. There were times when we were both absolutely scared out of our minds... well, we jumped a little... and times I thought we were both going to cry. It was an awesome bonding experience.

Right after the movie, I introduced the kid to Waffle House. Can you believe this red-blooded American boy had never had chocolate chip waffles before? Because of Waffle House, I am now a god in one child's eyes.

He spent the night at my grandparent's house last night, which didn't go so well for him. He got homesick, which I just don't get, but I practically lived at their house for half of my life. (They are the greatest people I've ever met). When I dropped him off, Grandma insisted I stay for dinner, and then she got out the 50 year old film projector-- she'd found film of my mom as a baby. It is so surreal to see this little person who looks just like a grown-up you've known your whole life. It's weird, because you know that it's your mother, but at the same time you can't process it because you've never seen her look quite like that before.

Can I just say that I am in love with the sound of a running film projector? There is something so lovely about the "thwick-thwick-thwick" of the tape running through the loop. <3

While me and the kid were out on the town, I ran into World Market and found some really cool novelty stuff for the Serenity/Firefly Swap. I can't wait to get my partner so I can get to crafting!

I've come across a new obsession in the past two days:quarterlife. It's an online serial that NBC has picked up for a season. It starts on TV on the 26th, but you can watch it all online, you just have to hunt for the episodes. It's addicting, and now they've gone and created a beta page just like the one on the show. I now have a quarterlife page with some of my artwork up. It's here.

In knitting news, I'm about a fourth of the way through my Deep V Argyle Vest. Eunny Jang is my hero. I'm using a Navy and Cream color combination in Lion Brand Lion Wool (a gift from my great aunt). It's knitting up quite cutely and surprisingly soft. I guess, if I really like the pattern I'll make a few more in some Lamb's Pride or Cascade 220.

After I finish Deep V, I am bound and determined to finish my Dahlia.

I guess that's all for today-- I worked from 5:30am to 1pm, so I'm exhausted right now, and all of my thoughts are far from coherent.
What Big Damn Hero Are You? [ Serenity | Firefly ]
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You scored as Kaylee FryeYou are Kaylee, Serenity's natural born mechanic and cute as a tick. And pretty sharp with the comebacks, too.
Kaylee Frye

88%
Inara Serra

73%
Mal Reynolds

71%
Shepherd Book

71%
Simon Tam

69%
Zoe Washburne

68%
Wash Washburne

61%
River Tam

54%
Jayne Cobb

48%



Which Firefly Villain are you?
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You scored as SaffronYou collect names and husbands like other people collect stamps. You don't just do crime for the money, you love to beat people and manipulate them. Hey, everybody does it, you are just good at it.
Saffron

100%
Scrappers

88%
Hands of Blue

81%
Adelai Niska

63%
Atherton Wing

56%
Jubal Early

56%
Alliance Agent

56%
Badger

50%
Crow

50%
Patience

50%
Reaver

38%
Rance Burgess

38%
Federal Marshall

31%
Alliance Officer

13%


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