Yesterday the lovely artemisrae gave me a belated birthday present, something she had commissioned from the fantastically talented pheonee :
GUYS THAT'S MAES HUGHES CLIMBING AN IVY TRELLIS! WITH ROY ON THE GROUND HALF OUT OF HIS COAT! GUYS I WROTE THAT FIC!!! GUYS HOMIGOD ITS SO AWESOME!!!
I just. Thank you both. So much. It MADE my day, and I HAD to share! If everyone enjoys it HALF as much as I do, then we will all have a fantastic time!
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- Signed up for avatarbigbang
- Finished Supernatural up through S4 with Hayley
- Started reading The Mortal Instruments (currently halfway through City of Ashes)
- Written and proofread exactly one fic, to go up for 31_days later in the month
- Oh yeah, and I've managed not to totally fail at any of the classes I'm taking this semester
I didn't write this secret. IT IS NOT MINE. BUT DAMN, IT COULD BE!
No, I don't ship Wincest, or Dean/Castiel (whom I haven't even met yet), and no, I will not be joining fandom, reading fanfic, writing fanfic, or, I hope, even any other journal entries about this stupid show that's wormed its way into my heart. I just needed to come clean. It's a new year. Time for a fresh start. I feel a little better already.
Don't judge me too harshly.
So here is a list of things I will do this year, in attempts to better myself:
1) Read at least one
- January - Lamb by Christopher Moore
- February - Watchmen (yes, it totally counts!) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
- March - (reread) Edge of Victory I and II by Greg Keyes
- April - Neuromancer by William Gibson, (reread) Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham
- May - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (reread), Heir to the Empire by Tim Zahn
- January - Between the Lines (old)
- February - empty
- March - Test Run, Part 1(Star Wars), Test Run, Part 2(Star Wars), Soul Meets Soul(Star Wars) (new)
- April - Untitled(Star Wars), Bedmates (Star Wars), Punchline (Star Wars), Delicate Palates (Repo!),
- May -Inviolable (PPG), Politics (Avatar)
- January - empty
- February - handwarmers
- March -
(attempting) brown fuzzy scarf, (planned for Spring Break) Jedi tunic or sundressFAIL!
- April - sundress (and god is it beautiful!),
(attempting, again) Jedi tunic
- May - Jedi tunic (damnit Josie, do it!)
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I need to watch less L&O but damn, I sure don't want to.
Probably shoulda had more food and less liquor. Oops. :)
Amanda wants a gangster. I wonder if I can bagcheck him...
Currently on page 182 of 674 in The Dragon Reborn (book 3 of WoT), and just loving it. I'm planning to make a good deal more headway on the flight (if I don't get motion sick and decide to write fic instead). I can't believe it took me 4 read-throughs to realize just how bloody much I love Perrin. He's such a sweetheart!
MOTHER OF GOD, GATEWAY! SHIT LIKE THIS IS WHY I DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT PAYING MY RENT LATE!
Discovered there was something wrong with the printer by printing out, on TOP of the project I just finished, 90+ pages of fic that needs to be beta-read (YES JEN, IT'S THAT FIC) only to discover, somewhere around page 62 that THE PRINTER IS KINDA OUT OF INK. NOT SO OUT THAT IT'S NOT PRINTING, JUST OUT ENOUGH THAT THERE ARE LARGE STREAKS OF BLANK NOTHINGNESS ON EVERY SINGLE GODDAMN PAGE. THANKS FOR HELPING ME WASTE TREES, GATEWAY. DOUCHEBAGS.
Star Wars fans on my flist, I need you to request something on this:
Because we all know the Prequels are going to DOMINATE which I am really kinda sad about, since the OT and the EU are, IMHO, way more interesting and we can't remain unrepresented, can we?
In the spirit of accomplishing things and bettering one’s self – since that’s what school is for, right? - I've started to make another concerted effort to finish the Alphabet Drabbles Meme that I posted forever ago - okay, it was just back in April, and frankly, I'm pretty impressed with myself that I've completed 12 of the 17 requested drabbles; I've never come so close to finishing a fic meme. I'm determined to complete this one, so those of you who haven't gotten your fic, keep an eye out, because it's coming in the not-too-distant future!
Also in the spirit of bettering one’s self, I’ve decided to join a women’s flat track roller derby team; specifically, Assassination City. I’ve been to two bouts already as a volunteer, and I just
( Let's discuss The Wheel of Time and how much I love it despite the precarious position I constantly find myself in with relation to it. Cut because... who really wants to read this? )
Now for news from fronts that do not directly revolve around me.
John’s still as beautiful as ever, and boy is he getting big! He’s seems to have gotten past the point of crying just for crying’s sake, and is starting to sleep relatively well through the nights. He really likes mine and my mom’s glasses and my dad’s mustache, so we’re good distractions when he gets fussy. He likes to “talk” to me. He can still only make about 3 sounds, but I’ve gotten him going 3 or 4 times (usually after he’s been fed/burped/changed), which is, my sister tells me, more than anyone but his dad ever gets out of him. I am touched. I knew me and this kid were gonna be tight.
Somewhat bigger news: Monday morning my roommate gave her brother one of her kidneys. Her brother, who is 17 now, was born with kidney failure, and they just recently entertained the idea of Caila giving up one of her kidneys. We went to see her in the hospital yesterday, and she was about as out of it as one can be, but she was healing well after being in surgery for 6 hours. Her brother was still under then, and he stayed under for 11 hours total, but when we talked to their mom today, she said that her little brother’s doing great, and the kidney’s already going to work. Caila gets out tomorrow morning if her pain levels go down, but she can’t come home for a while because she can’t climb stairs.
I think it goes without saying that we are all very proud of her. It’s not an easy thing to do, I imagine, but… well, she did it. I’m impressed.
So he's eating my knee (which he is laying on, because he seems to really enjoy that) and I am eating his shoulder, while my sister and mom eat lunch. It's the fuckin' circle of life, as his mom would say.
God, I love him so much! He's the fantastic bright spot in what is thus far a fairly shitty summer. He recognizes my voice now...
Also, I think it's time to redye my hair. Y'all see those roots?! Damn!
So, um... I'm alive. Kinda.
Took my week off and most of one of my paychecks and went to Otakon. Except for the 22 hours each way in the car (all of which I drove), it was pretty awesome. Met up with tehlobster and aerodactylus, spent most of my money on gifts for other people, slept way too little, stood in way too many lines, ate terribly, and enjoyed myself immensely.
I get to go back to work tomorrow. Yippee. My 23rd birthday is in a week.
My new medication is making my lips and nose so chapped that they're cracking, no matter how much aquaphor I apply, and my skin is so sensitive to sunlight that my left arm is burnt from driving back. I had to wear a sweater in the car but it occurred to me too late to save my arm. This had better be freaking worth it.
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At 8 o'clock this morning my sister went in to have labor induced. She was on some medication I can't recall the name of for a few hours that got her started with contractions, but after 8 hours there was no dialtion so they started her on pitocin. She's currently finishing up her 13th hour of labor. She's fine, the baby's fine, and things seem to be progressing as well as can be hoped. Right now our biggest fear is that she won't dilate in a timely manner and will then have to have a c-section, which she a) doesn't want and b) can't really afford, and c) is terrified of. The delivering doctor (who's an old family friend for whom my mom used to work) said that as long as things continue to progress she would be allowed to labor for... pretty much as long as it takes.
She was just beginning to get some of the long, painful conractions when I left. Me and the Baby Daddy both needed dinner so we took a break and drove back to their apartment. Unlike my crazy mother, they actually have internet.
This is it, y'all! Keep them in your thoughts!