Well, you knew somebody had to do it…

…and why not me? 🙂

Downton Abbey Quote T-shirt

D.A. Quote T-shirt

Seriously, if you  do want one, please email me with your size preference (medium or large… for now)  I need to put in a minimum order, and I just want to get an idea of what that would be. If you do require a larger or smaller size, please let me  know.  If I get enough of a particular size, I will go ahead and order them as well.

Once I reach minimum, I will contact you directly with my Paypal info.  T-shirts will be black  with white lettering.  $20 each with free shipping in the US!!

BTW: These are screen printed NOT laser printed (i.e. cafe press style) so they will hold up really well!

Email me here: teresa {AT} thegirlsownpaper {DOT} com

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ETA: It has been pointed out to me that “week end: is spelled “weekend”.  And before you too send me an email, I just wanted to say that yes, I do realize that.  However, I don’t agree.  You must consider who is saying what and why.

She (meaning the Dowager) doesn’t say weekend because she doesn’t know what it is.  So, I believe that someone in her situation would say what she knows.  I personally think she would say “week end” and in reviewing the “tape” I think that is what was coming across.

Of course, the best person to ask in this situation would be Julian Fellows and since I don’t know him I can’t ask. 🙂

This reminds me so much of the entire Kenelworth/ Kenilworth spelling debacle of last year. 😉

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ETA – Part 2: Crap!  SOLD OUT. Plus, my friggin’ store crashed.  I guess that’s a good thing? 😉


New story: The Illogical Female Mind

Author’s note: First things first.  This story will most likely NEVER be completed, however, I have stopped it in a perfectly logical place to keep from leaving my readers hanging (and angry).

It is a rough draft of a story that has been bursting out of my brain, demanding to be told.  It is also a TOS “friendship” story.  Enough with the kissy-kissy Spuhura romances already.  I love them as much as the next person, but I want to explore a purely platonic relationship for once.

This story is also a 3rd or 4th year mission fic and is more or less in canon.  It doesn’t really fall within my TOS universe, although, nothing about it affects the outcome of my stories: Brief Encounter, Between Logic and Longing & The Fundamental Things Apply, so if you want to fit it in neatly (in your mind) feel free. If you do want it to fit for your own sake, it would actually follow Brief Encounter, but it is really a stand-alone fic.

BTW:  As always, there will be type-o’s and such, so gird your loins.  Either way, I hope you enjoy it.

{Disclaimer: Star Trek and it’s characters are not mine.  I merely enjoy stealing them to manipulate to my heart’s content}

Rated PG for mild language

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 81 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 284 posts. There were 27 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 10th with 250 views. The most popular post that day was The Fundamental Things Apply: The sequel to A Brief Encounter (Part 1 of 2).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were elegantextracts.com, en.wordpress.com, google.com, pamalaknight.blogspot.com, and yalegirl03.livejournal.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for elegant extracts blog, gorgeous men, ninjas, elegant extracts, and spock uhura fanfiction.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The Fundamental Things Apply: The sequel to A Brief Encounter (Part 1 of 2) January 2010


Star Trek Fan Fiction January 2010


WHO! comes up with this stuff? June 2009


Jane Austen Fan Fiction January 2010


The More Things Change November 2009


This tells me two things, A) I really need to finish “The Fundamental Things Apply” and, B) People REALLY liked the Zachary/Chris morphed photo.

Teresa 😀