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Nov. 15th, 2007

Here at the halfway mark

So...done for the day...

No further writing to show for it, but I can tell my brain's shut down.  Halfway wordcount at the halfway mark isn't so bad, though, right? :D

25607 / 50000 words. 51% done!

Yes, I've changed colors.  I figure its less glaring on the eyes of the color changes.  Besides.  I like it as a way of showing I'm more than halfway now. :D

Let's see...what have I been up to this month?  Got and lost a job (long story--short version?  I hate phones).  Quit Thanksgiving this year, then emailed an invite to Christmas Eve from which I've heard back from absolutely no one...  Have I told anyone here how much I hate dealing with that side of the family?  Working to make plans to go spend time with the sister after the new year, and before her baby is due.  Totally cool with the idea of being an auntie for the first time, though I suddenly realised how odd it will be that she'll be a mommie...

So, as stress relief, have been talking about a new game with a few people.  Could be fun.  So many people I've missed RPing with...  *snuggles them all*  I just really haven't been doing much at all. 
SG, if you have some time tomorrow, and need a break, I'd love to chat to you about it... :D

Project Runway--I feel like I waited WAY too long for the new season, but it was so worth it.  I think I'm really going to love this season.  Can't wait to see more. :D
Still very much enjoying Pushing Daises and Journeyman, too. :D  Not a bad season for a bad season.  I just hope they survive the strike.

Having connection issues with one of my computers.  Was fine yesterday afternoon, but went off to play a game for a few hours, and when I came back to my desktop, couldn't connect to the internet any longer.  Have had this issue before with this computer, so I assumed it just needed to be rebooted, which has always fixed it in the past, but when I started it up this morning, no dice.  I have no clue what could have caused it, as I have downloaded no upgrades (that I am aware of) in the 12-hour period before that, and it was just fine that day before that...  Anyone have any clues why it would act that way?

Happy thoughts would be welcome, as my mood seems to be rapidly deteriorating at this point between family, computer and that time of the month.

Oct. 7th, 2006

Just to show how much I've lost my mind:

Thing numba one:
Just a notice to let everyone know, because I'll probably be going nuts this week, and forget to tell anyone before I actually leave.  I will be going down to California Thursday, and coming back on Monday.  I will have limited access down there, but I probably won't be doing more than scanning my flist until I get back.  If you post something you'd like me to see, feel free to nudge me.  I'm not sure how much I'll be able to access after I get back, given how my flist is usually at skip=100+ every night when I get home from work...

Thing numba two:
I now have two [info]50_smutlets Blaise-fics in progress, both nearing completion, so I'm hoping I'll manage to post one before I go, and one after I get back.  The one I'm most likely to post before I'm gone is the first bit in a series, and the other is a solo piece that I'll be unlikely to follow up on.  So now I'm trying to decide if I should go back to the Miles/Blaise story for the next, or do the next part of the other series...  Anyone have any reqests/prompts for me?  My brain's been kind of sluggish lately.

Thing numba three
Have gone back and updated my info at NaNoWriMo.  No clue if I'll even get to the writing bit, but I'm going to try.  The fic's an original piece this year, so I'm already wibbling because I won't have my trusty friends to drag me through.  Would anyone be interested in reading a story about a school of superheroes set in the near future while I wrote?  I'm thinking of setting up something so that I can get feedback as I go, cause it was the only thing that got me through last time.  I've got some characters mapped out, and a vague story idea.  No ending, though I'll probably just play out the plot ideas I have and see where they lead.  Also, who's going to play in that sandbox with me?  Cause I want to friend you over there if you are.

Thing numba four:
[info]daily_deviant fic for October is finished.  Now I just need to email it to myself so I can post it while I'm down in Cali...  I haven't given any thought to my November one, though I should do it now so I'll only have to post it come November 13th...  And the December one's making me quite twitchy, so I should really start that as well.

Thing numba five:
Birthdays.  I suck at them.  When I started this journal, I used to do birthday posts for all my favorite authors when I knew their birthdays, with a rec-list and everything.  And in the past year I've done stories and/or drabbles for people, but I've slacked.  I really want to do something, I'm just not sure any more.  I do have two birthdays coming up this month (Kit, I need to talk to you, hon... :D), and one I'm sure of next month, but beyond that, I need to get back on the ball.  So, question.  What do you all do/expect/like for birthdays?  I'd like to do something, at least.  I was thinking of drabbles, unless I already have something more specific in mind...

Sep. 20th, 2005

What I did on my Vacation....

Yeah, well, I have to post it, just to get it out of my head, even if no one else is interested.

Cut so people won't slaughter me en masse )

Sims rambling )

Also, we're thinking of making a set of icons for Sims that uses the little phrases on the loading screen.  We still need all the ones for the original Sims 2, and for Uni, but we've got all the ones for Nightlife already.  If anyone wants to contribute their favorites, I'm more than willing to pass on the icon once we have it made... :)

In fact, we had tons of ideas for Icons while I was down there, so you may be seeing a gigantic icon post in the near future... ;D


ETA: Does anyone know if there is a paper doll scans comm out there somewhere?

Sep. 19th, 2005


Just a quick post to say that I am indeed back home safely.

Had a great time (details to follow tomorrow).

If you posted a story any time between the 14th and the 16th and I didn't post a reveiw, but you would like one, post me a linky here, and I'll comment as soon as I can.  (I'm still working on the 16th.  Only three more days to go...)

Sep. 14th, 2005


I'm off to spend the rest of the week with my sister in California.  I will be checking in periodically, but probably nothing in-depth.  If you post something you wish me to read/respond to/etc, please post a link here, and I will be sure to do so as soon as I possibly can.  Once I get back, I will be scanning as much of my flist as possible, but that doesn't mean I'll catch what you post, as my flist is impossibly out of control. ;)

Obviously, as I've stated before, there will be no recs here or at my recs journal while I'm gone, but I will start on the 20th to update my recs journal once more, and I already have a few new ones for my Sunday recs, so there will be reccage, just not this week.

I hope you all have a lovely week, and see you when I get back!

Sep. 12th, 2005

Life Update

So, birthday party yesterday...

Bought too much food, but [info]oni_anne made us all lumpia, which we quickly devoured, and there were tons of games.  It was just great seeing everyone, and getting to talk.  I would have liked to play a few more games, but oh, well.  Maybe another time.

Bought a cheesecake, which was barely touched, but it's gone to a good home... ;D

I'm slightly bummed that I didn't get the cake I wanted, but I have no rl slasher friends, so I would have been the only one enjoying it.  Maybe someday...


Hubby's birthday today. We went to Patty's Eggnest for breakfast, then came back, and he opened his presents. Hubby seemed to be quite pleased with them, if a little concerned that I got him the same thing his mother might have. Guess we'll see tonight. Then he spent about an hour or so playing Ratchet and Clank 3. But he says he's not allowed to play any more of that until he's finished 2. He wants to finish it by the time 4 comes out in the next couple of months.

Gah. Can we just stop the world now? I really don't want to be 36. 35 was bad enough. If anyone cares, I'll probably be hiding from the world tomorrow, except for dinner with my folks.

Also, starting to pack for Cali. :) This should be fun, though I'm a bit skittery at the thought of getting on an airplane... I haven't been on a plane since 92. But it should be fun. Leaving Wednsday night, coming back Monday. I'm just trying to decide how much stuff that is. :)


As I'm going through my old recs to post them to the recs journal, I'm finding broken links, so if anyone knows the location of any of these fics, I'd be most appreciative... If you know the author's taken it down permenantly, that knowledge would be appreciated as well.

Missing Fics -- Please Help )

That's everything at the moment. There may be more later.


Also, I am slowly posting my fics over at:

If any of the authors on my flist would like an invite, let me know. I'd love to see you there. It's a multi-fandom archive, so more than just HP is welcome. :D

Sep. 8th, 2005


I'm wiped.  Just posted 16 recs over at my recs journal today, all adult...  And all have either Remus or Severus or both in them. 

And I was even more excited last night when I finally checked out The Archive, and [info]nimori had posted Blaze of Noon there (which I keep wanting to type Blaise... :P), which I absolutely adore, so that's in my recs today.

Getting ready for my party Sunday.  Cake's off, cause it's so expensive, and money's getting a bit tight, and I'm the only one who'd really appreciate it anyway...  But I'm looking forward to spending time with everyone, particularly [info]firesika, who I haven't seen for a very long time.  Think we've got enough food coming, and I know we'll have plenty to play. :D

Also, getting ready for my trip to Cali. :D  That should be lots of fun.  [info]maydela and I are planning on checking out the Winchester Mystery House, which should be fun.  And she's talking about getting Nightlife while I'm there so I can drool about it.  Then I'll have to come back and get myself a job so that I can afford a good upgrade to my computer so I can actually play it... ;D

And, I need to work on my absentee ballot this weekend, since I won't be back until the day before the primary...

Busy, busy.