The Fragrant Forest


So I meant to add this to my most recent screaming-about-Baltar post but ended up saving it and forgot to post it later.

There’s this other thing in the miniseries, this little moment where Roslin admits to Billy that in the midst of 20 billion people dying she’s still…




IT’S LINDA AND GEORGE MARSH!!!! And Shandy. In the same picture. I have so many mixed feelings about this picture. I love it. It’s fabulous. It’s so great. Bless Tony and his social media presence. You’re great.

(Didn’t I call it? Major Crimes is becoming a who’s who of people Mary has worked with on smaller/ lesser known projects. Good god this show, it will be the death of me [A call to arms: get Eddie, and also Jack Coleman, and definitely Mark Harmon [[we already had Michael, come on guys, lend your lead]] and if you can swing it the lovely Roger Rees — get them all on the show right now])

Hey, it’s Otis Russell, my icon’s disreputable dad!






Mary McDonnell Cosplaying Laura Roslin at Dragon Con

Sigh. How have I not heard of dragon con? What other glorious cons do I need to know about?

Dragon Con is awesome but book your hotel room early.  Like, booking now would be good for next year.

Pretty much every room at the host hotels is already sold out. After this week, it’s like the Hunger Games trying to get a room.

Actually, if you wait and book last minute you have great odds because there will always be cancellations. Thursday before the con both the Sheraton and the Westin still had rooms available. And they were at a discounted rate.

Trufax: the first person who ever told me I should go to Dragon*Con was Michael Trucco. And he did not have to tell me twice.

If I met you in RL we would end up spending hours photographing Toronto's historical districts/buildings, then we'd marathon episodes of MC and gush over our mutual love of pets. :P


This is all true.


every group of friends has a mom friend and if u dont have one then u are the mom friend



i am still one episode away of finishing bsg and as someone who watches/watched tons of shows i can honestly say nothing touched me more than bsg (it used to be buffy, now it’s this one)…almost all the characters were so rich, complex, deeply flawed and yet deeply human that i just couldn’t…

Yes. This.


"i hated ellen until s4 she was such a manipulative bitch"

s1 ellen manipulated the way she did to try and secure a safe place for her and saul when their entire world - her’s in particular - had ended. she felt threatened by adama and by military life as a whole, and was trying to find some…




Calm Bottle (aka Glitter Jar)

Goal: Anger management; Decreasing anxiety, fear, etc.; Aggression/anxiety physical release


- Container: This is typically made with a glass mason jar, but since I often make these with children I use water bottles with smooth sides.

- One bottle of clear glue (not white glue that dries clear), corn syrup, or glitter glue. I like using regular glue so I don’t have to deal with the hot water since I make these in my office.

- Water: It can be room temperature if you use regular glue but should be hot if glitter glue is used. If the water is not hot enough then the glitter will become clumpy and separate.

- Glitter: I use mostly super fine glitter with a little regular sized. I sometimes add sequins, beads, shells, plastic jewels, etc. Glow in the dark glitter looks really cool if you can find it. Less (or even none) is needed with glitter glue bottles

-Food coloring: This is optional. Only use one drop or it becomes difficult to see the glitter.

- Strong glue or duct tape: This is used to fasten the lid to the container. I like using colored duct tape.


- Making a Calm Bottle (clear glue or corn syrup): Fill the bottle 3/4 of the way full with water. Then add the glue (or corn syrup) and glitter. The more glue you use, the longer it will take the glitter to fall. I usually use the whole bottle. Add 1 drop of food coloring, if desired, and then glue/tape the lid on. 

- Making a Calm Bottle (glitter glue): Instead of clear glue you can use glitter glue.  If you go this rout then mix the glitter glue in a bowl with very hot water before adding it to the bottle.  If the water is not hot enough then the glue will clump up and not work.  You can add 1 drop of food color and additional glitter is desired.

-Using a Calm Bottle: I definitely suggest making this with your client, rather than for them. It is fun to make, they can personalize it, it will mean more to them and they will be much more likely to use it.  When your client becomes upset, angry, frustrated, anxious, etc., direct them to shake the bottle vigorously as long as they want as an aggression/anxiety physical release activity. When they are finished they set the bottle down and watch the glitter fall as they use their favorite coping tool and/or deep breathing exercise.

-Other uses: This is a common coping tool used for people who self-harm and is easily adaptable to many clinical issues.  I have also used this as a coping tool + timer for kids who are transitioning into sleeping in their own bed or have trouble focusing and are taking long breaks during homework.  It is a highly adaptable to numerous therapeutic goals.

it looks pretty and is in a mason jar i need one

They have these at the daycare, they’re like magic I swear.

I always used these therapeutically for stress relief; had no idea it was a real therapeutic tool! Also,  pretty/shiny/sparkly.


unser is going to be the only one left alive at the end of sons