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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 04:49 pm
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Okay, so now for a few general updatey things!

No, I didn't gather up the courage to call about the tax thing yesterday. I'll try again Monday. *sheepish*

Only a chapter or two away from finishing Catching Fire. I'm reserving commentary until after I finish Mockingjay, but for now I'll just say that I still kind of like the movies better, not gonna lie. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME, WHAT THE HELL.

I also have a bunch of other books out, including The Witches of Eastwick (because I love John Updike's short stories) and The Joy Luck Club (since I've read probably about half of it through various classes anyway at this point, might as well just finish the damn thing- also, I do like what I've read so far). So we'll see how those go, too. ALL THE READING. :D

So somewhere around... what, January or February, I realized that there was a lot more to Natsume Yuujinchou than I had previously thought- I'd only ever seen the first season, which was a long time ago, and there are actually FOUR. So I set off then to work on downloading everything. Well, I finally finished that recently and as of last night, rewatched season 1. Season 2 will start tonight. Wee! It should be fun. Also, the cute little boy fox should be in EVERY EPISODE EVER. Actually, maybe that wouldn't be a good idea, I'd probably die of squee. XD

Gaming hasn't really been happening. Oops. ^_^;;;

★ On the upside, I haven't had coffee in two full weeks as of today. Wee! On the downside, I haven't had coffee in two weeks. XD No, really, it's fine. I had a massive migraine the first couple of days, but then it eased off. It's just rough on days like today where it seems like I didn't sleep well, that's all. XD

★ (Edit- I remembered something after the fact, of course) Grades came in, by the way- all A's. Phew. ^_^;;; So that means that I'm transferring with a cumulative 3.93 GPA. Not too shabby.

I feel like there should be something else here, but the library is closing soon, so I need to go. Hopefully will have something interesting to report soon. \o

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 10:17 pm
verloren1983: (Chi)
★ Oh man, where did winter break even GO? Didn't it just start? I thought I had a month. How is it that classes start on Tuesday? Meh. -_-

★ Unfortunately, I didn't get NEARLY as much done over the break as I would've liked. But the upside here is that SOME things actually got accomplished- as opposed to summer break when absolutely nothing got done. I slowed down a lot on the reading, but I'm almost through The Son of Neptune (well, okay, almost may be a stretch, but I'm a little more than halfway through it. XD). I cleaned my desk- including getting rid of the old piece of shit PC I still had hanging around (I forgot how heavy monitors are, JFC)- and can actually use it now. A PLACE TO DO WORK, YAY. I've been poking at fic, though unfortunately it's been scattered among a few different places so I don't really have anything to show for it. XD But still, any kind of writing is good.

★ Current goals for what little remains of the break: carve out a steady path to the closet. Keep the desk reasonably clean. Finish through The Mark of Athena. Finish at least one fic for posting (not necessarily that I'll get it posted before Tuesday, just to have something ready to go). I should probably clean out my backpack, and I'd also like to get my books before the start of the semester. Eh, I think that's more than enough for four days. XD

★ As I said to Ai in a comment recently- honestly, not having real internet isn't as bad as I'd feared. My phone is a surprisingly decent substitute for a lot of internet-related things. I can keep up with things for the most part (though I do occasionally miss posts here and there, so if there's something important you want to make sure I see, you might want to poke at me juuuuuust in case). Comments and entries in DW/LJ are a giant pain in the ass, so I'm trying to not do those so much. In the worst case scenario that I can't do something, I can always wait until I have access to wi-fi. It's actually been pretty okay.

Anyway, this is looking pretty long here, so I'll shut up now. I'll be around, in any event.
verloren1983: (*Blush*)
(This is totally fandom related. For those of you who are not interested, I'd suggest you skip this one. :D)

Read more... )

I need to go to bed- I have to at least make an attempt at doing laundry when I get up, since I've failed to do it now. Whoops. I should probably respond to comments tomorrow too before I forget like I usually do. XD

Edit: RARGH. Cutting is finally working again, but the whole thing has a white background that I most definitely did not add. WHY DO YOU HATE ME, DW? WHYYYYYYYY?

Edit 2: Fixed. *stabs at DW* STOP FUCKING WITH MY HTML, GOD DAMN IT.

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Friday, January 28th, 2011 08:06 am
verloren1983: (Fail)
I went to bed and got back up again, so I figured I'd post this entry that's been sitting in notepad since yesterday. ^_^;;;

-Ugh. The first thing I've written since [livejournal.com profile] blind_go , and guess what came out? *headdesks repeatedly* No,  not one of the more serious bunnies I have sitting on my desktop. Of course not. Of COURSE I had to be pinged by a smutty suggestion. I don't think it's something I want to inflict on the internet- it's not just smut, but it's bad smut. Fandom really HAS twisted my brain, hasn't it? I swear to God I wasn't this dirty originally. D:

I did get another idea for original fic (brought on by a local news story, of all things), but it's another one of those "I'm not sure I want to write it" bits. God. Everything my brain comes up with lately is either porn or totally fucking morbid. GAH. >_<

-So cool! The fireworks one is neat too. There's a link somewhere to download a free fireplace screensaver, which I totally downloaded. It is the awesomest. :3

-Also, this was recently brought to my attention... I'm not a big fan of Kurt's character overall, but the kid that plays him seems really sweet, and his reaction to winning this award is just too cute. The cast had to prod him to get up, because he was in utter shock, and then after that it was like he kept waiting for someone to go, "Where are you going? That's not you, sit down." He's very sweet and naive. Hollywood is going to eat him alive.

-Have I ever mentioned that I hate snow? Yes? Well, then, I'm mentioning it again. I HATE SNOW. It wouldn't be so bad except we've been getting slammed this month... just storm after storm after storm. Plus it's been cold as all holy fuck up until yesterday. Seriously, guys? The low was -13 (-25 in Celcius) the other day. At least it's warmer for now- around 20 degrees. It's like a heatwave. What we've had is the kind of cold where you go outside and you can't BREATHE. The cold just steals all of the oxygen out of you. It's like your lungs suddenly shrink or something. Is it spring yet?

-Playing Professor Layton and the Curious Village finally. It's... humbling. Puzzles like this are not my strongest point, certainly, so it makes me feel a little dumb. ^_^;;; I've had to look up answers for puzzles more than I care to admit, and I figured out the "secret" of the village WAY before they told me, but it's interesting.

-I keep trying to get into The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan- I liked the Percy Jackson books, and I thought this would be like Percy Jackson with Egyptian mythology... oh how wrong I was. I can't even quite put my finger on what's wrong, aside from the little things that bother me, I just find myself drifting off to do something else all the time while I'm reading because I'm BORED. Bah. I'm determined to finish it, I'm just not sure how long it's going to take.

-Purchased a slow cooker and a cheap hand mixer in the past few weeks. Yep, definitely getting old. I figure I'd rather make little purchases here and there, rather than having to spend an obscene amount of money on all this stuff I need once I move out. Especially this one place that's in consideration- it's a lot more expensive than I'd like, which is why I haven't jumped all over it... however, it has no kitchen. Hence the slow cooker. I have an electric griddle that I purchased about a month ago, too, and of course I've had my rice cooker for a couple of years. Electric appliances that allow me to not require the use of a stove/oven are gooooooood. ^_^

That being said, I tried a recipe that was supposed to let me make cake in the crock pot- do not try this at home, kids. It was a complete disaster. The bottom burned and the top was still all cake batter. I ended up trying to pour the useable portions into a pan and sticking it in the oven. The cake is... passable. Not great. Might try it again sometime with just the oven and see if it's any better. On the upside, I can get decent macaroni and cheese out of the slow cooker. :D

-A friend that I haven't seen in some time, but am friends with on Facebook, sent me an invite to a gay ladies speed dating thing on Saturday. It's too short notice for me- if I'm to get a day off of work, I need to ask for it more than two days in advance- but it was nice that she thought of me, anyway. Although let's be honest, even if I didn't work weekends, I probably wouldn't go. I'm way too much of a social reject for that kind of thing. ^_^;;; Besides. There's trying to push myself a little out of my comfort zone and then there's throwing myself out of it completely.

Wow, 8am. Back to bed with me. <_<

This got long... <_<

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 11:56 am
verloren1983: (Fail)
Holy crap, it's been forever since I've bothered to write a journal entry. Nothing really going on, just work kicking my ass, so I haven't really felt like it. I've still been keeping up with my flist even though I've been sucking at commenting too. :D So, what's been happening?

1. Finished Nabari no Ou, finally. The end was... surprisingly fluffy. Definitely made me go "O_o" It's... okay, not on my list of zomgbestanimeever, but it's pretty good. ^_^;;;

2. Been reading an obscene amount of manga lately. A little Fruits Basket and other random things, but mostly Fullmetal Alchemist. I'm now caught up in that- 60+ chapters in four days? A little much. ^_^;;; Thank god for online manga, because god knows that I can't afford manga right now. As it is, I think I need to start eating a lot more ramen to keep up with the saving up thing. Seriously. ^_^;;;;;;;;; On the upside, I have $411 in my savings account right now. Not much more to go until that $540 I need! :D And right on time for the revised estimated time, too. I said the end of June, and it'll probably be about that. Maybe a little before if I manage to get not-broke. XD

Speaking of which, Fei made me realize just how much I've spent on this little hobby of mine. I was happier not knowing. *twitch* Just FMA makes me want to cry- well over $200 for the full anime and the manga up through volume 11, plus the anime character book. JUST FMA. This doesn't include Hikago or Death Note or fucking hell anything else. Christ. When did this get worse than my video game habit? My video game habit is pretty fucking bad. >_< On the upside, I haven't -really- spent as much as it sounds. I don't actually purchase books very often, so most times when I buy them, I have a gift card to pay for part of it. :D YAY FOR GIFT CARDS. Still. The saying of "Anime: drugs would be cheaper" is particularly apt. *headdesk*

3. Flist, please tell me I'm being ridiculous. I -need- to get my hair cut. It's driving me crazy. I haven't, however, mostly because I haven't had the money. This is understandable. Computer > Hair. But part of it... Aki likes long hair. >_< GAH. I'm crazy for even thinking that, because I see her AT MOST two times a year and I have to deal with it 24/7. Fuuuuuuuuck. I'm a moron. XD

4. I fail, you guys. So hard. ihikago is STILL half done and it's been over a month now, for starters. *headdesk* I just... haven't felt like doing anything. Well. Not quite true. I've been working on cleaning my room a bit. :D But not quite what I mean here. *siiiiiiiigh* I need to stop failing so hard.

5. I hardly ever remember my dreams. However, the two that I've remembered in the last few months have both been frighteningly realistic. O_o The first one wasn't possible, and I severely doubt this one will happen, but... yeesh. Talk about making a girl nervous. This dream was basically that corporate closed my store, and so I lost my job. To the point where when I woke up, it took a few minutes for me to realize "wait, that was a dream. *HUGE sigh of relief*" My subconscious apparently likes to scare the CRAP out of me. But then again, I knew that already. I know through other stuff it was commenting on how I want out of retail, but without another job lined up already, the prospect of getting laid off is... panic attack inducing. ^_^;;;

6. Might be getting a Wii. Apparently a co-worker of my mom's bought one for her kids and they don't want it (wtf), so she's selling it. The console and a few games (mom sadly did not ask which ones, boo)- $150. For a practically new Wii. *squee* Mom, Kelly, and I are going to go three-way on that, from my understanding. So $50 isn't too bad. :P

........yeah. Ramen. Totally ramen. *sigh*

GAH

Saturday, February 7th, 2009 01:31 pm
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
1. The good news is that I've downloaded ep 18 of Tales of the Abyss. The bad news is that I can't play it. It makes my piece of shit computer crash. *sigh* Guess it's back to streaming, then.

2. I've decided that my new break-at-work project is going to be reading all these books that I've purchased but haven't gotten around to reading. This has three purposes: one, it gets them read; two, it ups the amount of reading I do, and that's definitely a good thing; three, if there's any I really don't like, I can GET RID OF THEM.

So first on the list is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which seems entertaining so far. I'm not that far into it, so we'll see. ^_^

3. Nice and optimistic: "Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel is being turned off."

4. Finished watching the Prince of Tennis semi-finals. Doubles 1 ended up being disappointing- I wanted to see how that particular pair would make it work, but they cheated. I'll probably start watching the finals soon, I have all but the last episode. Which I can't seem to find subbed at the moment. Frustrating.

5. Internet's been really, really slow. Ugh. It's better today than it was last night though. Still. Might try to reset the router when mom leaves. I think she works this weekend? <_<

6. New uniforms coming at work. Lovely. And I hear that the sizing is fucked up, so basically everybody goes up a size. Because that's TOTALLY what I need. >_<

......and firefox keeps crashing. And mom's fucking with the router and keeps disconnecting me from the internet with no warning. Great. Apparently internet access is going to be spotty for a while. >_<

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 04:02 pm
verloren1983: (All About Me)
1. [livejournal.com profile] blind_go  reveals are up. The verdict? 0/7. I fail at guessing. Didn't help that I waited until the last minute despite my best intentions, and some of them were completely and utterly random. Plus I hadn't finished reading fic yet. XD Whoops? Traditional aftermath post will be up... er... eventually. ^_^;;;

2. At my sister's for a few days, because mom is driving me NUTS. We went out to dinner to celebrate Erin's one year anniversary of her gastric bypass surgery (Olive Garden, yum~), then off to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert. I'd never been there- I'm not all that fond of cheesecake, to be honest. I hate the taste of cream cheese. Blech. In any event, this was good... but not worth the $7.50 plus tax they charge for ONE PIECE. I was all O_O at that. Good, but not that good. Jeez.

3. By the way, how the hell did I miss that Brisingr was released? We were in Walmart last night after dinner and everything, and I happened to see it. Cue Ver expression going to "O_O!!!" Needless to say, I had to get it. And they had the first volume of the Fruits Basket manga, so I picked that up as well. This is in addition to the movies and stuff I got the day before (Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, and a cheap fantasy set which included The Canterville Ghost and Merlin's Apprentice.) ......yes, I'm clearly ten years old, shut up. XD

4. Check up with the doctor officially in three days. I'm nervous and I don't even know why. Probably... mostly because I'm not sure what he's going to SAY. I'm honestly not sure whether or not I'm ready to go back to work, physically. The thought of all the running around I normally do is... well, daunting right now. Not to mention all the heavy shit I have to lift. And yet... mom is driving me nuts, and mentally, I'm more than ready to go back. It's just the physical part I'm not so sure about. And so... it scares me a little that he might go, "You can go back to work tomorrow!" ....that would suck, hardcore. I certainly can't deny the possibility. Oh, and there's the part where he's probably going to remove stitches. *wince* Not looking forward to THAT, let me tell you.

5. On the upside, I've gotten a bunch done while I've been out. I have a nice long to do list sitting on my computer that's over halfway done. (Consider that I always put way more than is physically possible on my lists...) SCORE!

6. Chi's Sweet Home is officially done, finished watching that a couple of days ago. *sigh* Sadness. I really hope they decide to do another season.

....I'm going to go spend some time with my sister, so I'll talk to you guys later~

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 09:17 am
verloren1983: (*Blush*)
GAH. TWO DAYS IN A ROW. Monday it was video games, and yesterday, Stef and I were at Barnes and Noble, and......... *sigh* I'm telling you, zero self control. XD So... my new shinies:

-No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty (We all know plot is basically the bane of my existence as a writer. So... hopefully this will help with that. I'll let you guys know how it is. Though the cashier gave me a high recommendation. It was fun, talking about plot and characters and writing with a live person for a change, even if it was only for a few minutes. ^_^ Not that I don't love you all (<333), but online is different, and it was like, 'wow, it's nice actually talking to someone about this stuff.' You know? Or maybe you don't and I sound like a jerk, in which case, I apologize. I mean no offense. ^_^;;;;;;;;;; )
-The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (I remember reading this in high school and LOVING it, so I picked it up. I'm now on chapter three and have one comment: <3)
-Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (Apparently, a sequel to the previous.)
-xxxHolic Volume One- CLAMP (Going to try it, and we'll see how it goes.)
-ALL FOUR TEMERAIRE BOOKS. BECAUSE AI KEEPS TALKING ABOUT THEM AND THERE WAS A SET OF THE FIRST THREE ON DISPLAY THAT CAUGHT MY EYE AND GUH. And it drives me up the wall when I'm in the middle of a series and don't have the next book, and can't get it, so... yeah. Got the fourth one too. >_< Never mind that I don't even know if I'll LIKE these books. I've bought whole trilogies without reading them first, but that's always been when I've already been familiar with the author. I'm really hoping I don't end up regretting this.)

After shopping and spending WAY too much money, Stef and I went back to my house for the specific purpose of playing DDR. I only have one pad, so we played by just switching off on songs. The end result? It was seriously fun, we played for over four hours, and Stef is seriously considering getting a second pad for us so we can actually play against each other. XD

On that note, I should probably go back to bed. *yawns*

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Saturday, January 5th, 2008 02:23 pm
verloren1983: (You Suck (Hikaru No Go))
Posted the Kaga/Tsutsui genderswitch because I'm clearly insane. It's probably in desperate need of a beta, but... meh. I didn't feel like it. XD I need to catch up the public writing comms on GJ and IJ, too. I keep forgetting. There's now two drabbles that need to be posted. <_< Whoops?

I really need to write up that letter drabble. It's probably going to be a gazillion pages, because the paper's small and my handwriting is big and it's over 600 words. Um... yeah. So I've been procrastinating on it. Meh.

I also have new manga to read, so I should probably get started on that at some point. XD Volumes 5-9 of Fullmetal Alchemist and the first two volumes of Prince of Tennis.

In other news, this is probably the scariest thing I've seen in a long time. It's just... there are no words. Religious extremists have always frightened me, but this is... wow. These kids are... O_o Very scary. There were a few points where I felt sick to my stomach watching this. And if they can swing any election? Dude. I'm so moving. XD

I should probably go get dressed and stuff for work. Later! <3

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