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Life update

1. Just spent four days with my sister down in Northern California.  Plane trip down was a bit odd--got the wrong tickets.  I usually go to San Jose instead of San Fran, but we weren't paying enough attention so I went to SF.  Except that they were having weather issues that day, and so we were delayed for quite a while, and then eventually re-routed to Oakland.  It was interesting.  But the trip itself was nice.  Not someone who tends to go out and do lots of things, but we actually had a very eventful visit.  We went to the San Fran Genealogy library and spent several hours there, though we found nothing either for our family or her husband's family.  We did find interesting trees that connected to his online, though.  All sorts of interesting tidbits.  Watched all of the first season of Project Runway, which I hadn't seen.  It was interesting to see how it evolved throughout that first season.  Did a bit of shopping, played video games--DS and Wii, and even a bit of PS3, and yesterday we went to see 27 Dresses.  I quite liked it, actually.  And we saw two interesting previews that I'm interested to see: Miss Pettigrew's Day Out, and The Accidental Husband.  They both look intriguingly different. 

2. Wrote another Malcest fic for [info]pornish_pixies's Magical Device challenge.  Will be posting it here tomorrow, I think. 
2b. On a related note...I've been invited to join [info]pornish_pixies, so you will be seeing more of that sort from me, I think. :D

3. Other writing: Starting over from scratch on my [info]daily_deviant fic, but I think it will be better for it.  And I have a bunny for my [info]hd_cup fic, so as soon as the one is finished, I'll be starting the second.  I'm hoping to get that done before the end of the month so that I can start the next D_D fic before the 1st.

4. Still haven't done my review of Sweeney Todd.  I did enjoy it.  Wasn't everything it could be, but I did enjoy Johnny Depp.  I think it's another example of just how versitile he is.

5. Job stuff--might be getting a permanent job soon.  More on that if it happens. :)

6. Caught up on flists for the night, but not on reading things I've tabbed from the list, so if you have something you'd like me to comment on/read/etc, feel free to link me here, and I'll get back to it tomorrow.

*snugs* Missed you all!

Comments

Feb. 5th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
*pounces and clings* Welcome home!
Ermm.. *tries to regain some dignity* ;P

I'm glad to hear the trip was nice, sounds really interesting with the Genealogy library :)

Yayes for being invited to join [info]pornish_pixies, congratulations, hon! You so deserve it :D

Missed you ♥
Feb. 5th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
*snugs* I am. :) I missed you, too. I can't wait to talk to you... Somebody else has been chomping at the bit to see certain people. ;)

It was a good trip.

Thank you. :D
Feb. 5th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Eee! *bounces with you*
Congratulations about [info]pornish_pixies, dear! You're awesome, so no surprise they invited you. :)
Can't wait to see your DD!

I'll keep my fingers crossed re: job. *hugs*
Feb. 5th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you. My head's still spinning, I think, but I'm thrilled. Now I'll have to write more smut. ;) And have an excuse to, as well.

At the moment, the D_D is Kingsley/Blaise. We'll see if it changes.

Thanks. :)
Feb. 6th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Well, Erin's well under way of moving in here too. I'm sort of glad that you were visiting your sister because I would have been even more upset about not having internet and being busy if you'd been here available to chat.

I'm glad you had a good time, and it sounds like you saw some fun movies. You'll have to come up and watch some of the ones I get in soon. Once this place has settled down a bit...

I wondered why you'd never done a review for Sweeney Todd, I thought maybe it was because you didn't like it too much.

-Foodie
Feb. 6th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Glad it went well, at least. You have a great family for that. :)

Just distracted by other things, mostly.
Feb. 9th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
MISS PETTIGREW! Oh please tell me it's based on the book, which is one of the Best Books Ever!
Feb. 9th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
The story is (from what I got from the preview) this nanny's very frumpy, and therefore keeps getting fired by her clients, and her agency doesn't want to give her any more jobs. So she steals someone else's and ends up being an assistant to this girl who's juggling three guys.
Feb. 9th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
It is! Bless her, it is. I highly recommend the book, which is just wonderful. Someone sent it to me as a birth present when I had my son, and I read it in the darkest post-natal depression and it really cheered me up.
Feb. 9th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I think it's called Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day by Winifred Watson :)
Feb. 9th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
It looked very different from the normal fare. And had lots of people in it. :)