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Because it's going to be a while yet before I can fall asleep --

In this meme, you're supposed to put the first lines of your most recent 10 or 25 or something fics.

I'm going with the most recent 20, chronological order, obviously not including anonymous gift exchange fics not yet revealed.

1) Most first-time visitors to the Nakatomi Hotel stopped in the lobby to stare upward in awe.

2) It began with Charles explaining it was impossible.

3) It leads the news in many nations, perhaps most.

4) He’d had no idea.

5) “You’ve been quiet all afternoon.”

6) Erik hates getting lost.

7) Erik Lehnsherr sits on a chair in a concrete cell.

8) Charles awakens alone.

9) On the ship, after the rescue, Charles finds himself famished.

10) Charles normally knows when he’s wanted.

11) Betty opened her eyes to see her B necklace lying on an unfamiliar nightstand, draped over a platinum man’s watch.

12) Daniel didn’t know a whole lot about science.

13) Daniel rewound the last sixty seconds, played it over again in his head, and still none of it made sense.

14) Holly strikes out blindly.

15) It’s a rainy night, the evening before Easter, which means the normally busy Saturday party scene in Spain is almost quiet.

16) Wait – where are my braces?

17) Betty realized later – having a gun thrust in your face did weird things to your brain.

18) Betty wedged her cell phone between her shoulder and ear as she double-checked all the files she wanted to bring into the office for her first day.

19) Later on, Betty thought it all would have gone so much better if she hadn’t been so incredibly happy.

20) Betty loved her father almost as much as humanly possible.


Such conclusions as I can draw -- Wow, I like to get somebody there front and center, first thing, don't I? I have had a very bifurcated year, fandom-wise. My desire to return to my UB series is hopefully going to go from wistfulness to ACTUAL WRITING; I want to finish the season! And my love affair with the present tense hasn't actually been as dominant this year as I thought. Hmmm.

Tried two experiments in baking today. The Oreo bark ... is not. Two ingredients! Broken up Oreos and white chocolate chips! Melt the white chocolate around the Oreos, then chill it, and victory is yours! EXCEPT. The white chocolate would not melt. I followed the bag instructions. They remained inviolate. I tried again. And again. Essentially, about a third of them got HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN while the rest (despite stirring, yes!) simply would not budge. They were like, "After the end of eternity, we shall stand as we are now." They were strong-willed, these chips. Finally, after about 45 minutes of this, the Oreos began to burn. Defeat.

Thus it was with no small amount of trepidation that I undertook the chocolate cupcakes, but they turned out jim-dandy. I'll do the peppermint icing tomorrow, but that looks simple enough, SHE SAID. Now that vegans are coming, I have added vegan tortilla chips and salsa to the mix, and my friend Steph is bringing some more along for them as well. Tomorrow a.m., I get up and make the cookies -- lots and lots of cookies -- amid icing-making, which means the most complicated thing I'll have to do, food wise, in the afternoon is assemble the hot crab dip. But there's plenty of cooking to do. Thank God the invite specified that pajamas are acceptable attire; I don't think I'll have the chance to throw on anything else!
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