brilligspoons: (dying)
I had so many plans for this weekend. I was going to be productive! Really! But mostly I played WoW and avoided looking at the giant management guide Tamara and Doug want me to read in preparation for when they try to talk the AVP into paying for my PMP course and exam.

Gaming > career. Because that's a healthy way to live.

Cut because I highly doubt most of you care about my in-game life. )

This weekend some friends and various internet acquaintances were at Wiscon, and the panels they live-tweeted sounded really interesting and made me jealous that I wasn't there basking in other people's intelligence. Cons aren't my thing usually (I've been to exactly two), and I get overwhelmed by masses of people pretty easily these days, but [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash tells me Wiscon sets up quiet rooms and the like? So I'm seriously considering going next year. I'm not 100% committed to it yet, but it's at least a possibility at this point.

Last night I went through my memory box and cleaned out some things that I have no particular attachment to anymore. I didn't mean to do this - I only opened it to put my recent movie ticket stubs in, but there were some things on the top that immediately made me unhappy, so I sorted through the rest. One of the things I threw out was a letter an ex-friend wrote to me during class (from the contents, I surmised that I was away in Arizona at the time). I was confused as to why I still had it, because I stopped being friends with this guy halfway through sophomore year, but reading through it made me wonder why we were ever friends with him to begin with. I had to text Ashley about it, naturally, and we shared a what the actual fuck, younger selves? moment.

I also found my high school yearbook photo. Good golly, my hair was long when I was 18. Oh, and I guess I still had some other things left over from high school in there? Which found their way into the trash, too. Ain't nobody got time for that shit.

Going to try to make some progress on at least one writing project tonight. I'm still avoiding the big bang for now, so I'm not entirely sure what else I want to work on. Quick, someone decide for me!

Back to work, I guess. :(

<3!
brilligspoons: (i hate everyone)
Work had a 2-hour delayed opening this morning, which is not what I was hoping would happen. I mean. I made it in safely and all that, but my bed was SUPER WARM and SUPER COMFORTABLE this morning, and it's snowing REALLY HARD still. :\ :\ :\

I continue to be exhausted and am also running low on patience and good will. This week has been especially stressful because of the mouse that invaded our apartment. Like, I tend to think of myself as mostly able to deal with various household pests (uh, by virtue of not having my dad around to make them go away anymore), but I've lost my shit so many time in the last few days, it's ridiculous. I hate it, the end.

But there have been some positives, too.

+I claimed a mix for [livejournal.com profile] bigbang_mixup, and it's excellent. I think I have the bare bones of an idea for what I want to write, so now it's just a matter of typing up some thoughts and making sure my mixer is cool with everything.

+Doug talked me into buying a blu-ray player. Well. The conversation basically went:

Me: I pre-ordered The Hobbit!
Doug: On blu-ray, right?
Me: No, I don't have a player.
Doug: You should get one of those.
Me: ...I do have that Amazon gift card.

And so on and so forth. The one I bought connects to our wireless, too, so we can watch Netflix in the living room now. :D

+Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, and James Nesbitt answered fan questions on Twitter on Wednesday. Just. *flail* Adorable!

+I managed to complete and post a story on Sunday. \o/ It was a Hobbit RPF kink meme fill, and I'm debating whether or not to de-anon. Not like I haven't posted RPF before, etc.

+Three more weeks until vacation. I can totally do this.

In conclusion, kitty snuggles:

brilligspoons: (time-traveling nazis)
Apparently reccing fics is what I do these days. To be fair, there are so many exchanges and challenges posting/revealing right now, it's kind of hard not to shove links in people's faces, you know? So whatever, I'm sure none of you are actually complaining.

I Saw Three Ships (the threesomes/moresomes anon exchange on DW) posted late Sunday night! The mystery writer who had me wrote an empty hourglass in the sand (Natasha/Coulson/Clint), and it's very pretty. Reveals are going up on the 13th, but if you've spent any time around me, or if you've read my f-locked entries over the last few weeks, I think the one I wrote is pretty obvious. >.> ANYWAY, another 3 Ships fic I really enjoyed was Heard You Fuck through the Wall (Lydia/Peter/Stiles). It's WEIRD and DARK and totally awesome, and I really love the author's style.

I made some other recommendations on Twitter yesterday. There are two Steve/Peggy/Bucky fics that I am 99% sure will interest some people 'round these parts. There's a bunch of other Avengers moresomes - Clint/Darcy/Steve, Tony/Bruce/Pepper/Betty, Luke/Jessica/Danny/Misty, to name a few - and some Doctor Who, Leverage, Sherlock Holmes, Stargate SG-1, Haven, and Luther as well. I haven't read any of these, but I make good mention in case you're interested, friends. It's worth a look-through if you're hard up for fic at the moment.

And here's a mini Teen Wolf reclist:

*You Are Here (Lydia & Stiles gen) [When they cross the boundary into Hale territory, Stiles shifts a little in his sleep, shoulders hunching. Lydia's immunity carries over into most of the supernatural world: she can't be bitten, she can't be poisoned, and she's never been able to do magic on her own. Unlike Stiles, she can't feel the veil that separates Beacon Hills from the rest of the world. Sometimes she wonders if what happened before they left would have turned out differently if she'd undergone some transformative alchemy, but usually she tries not to think about it at all.]

*Some Like It Hot (Stiles/Derek) [All Stiles wants is a night out with the girls but when Derek shows up, things go topsy-turvy very quickly, and he gets far more than he expected.]

*Best Laid Plans (Danny/Stiles) ["You want us to be fuck-buddies so I can get some rebound sex and you can get some experience with a guy?" Danny repeated slowly.]

*set all your regrets on fire (Peter/Stiles) [I’m going to die, Stiles thinks, remembering the last time he saw Peter Hale standing over the trunk of a car. I’m going to die, and no one will make my father eat his vegetables, and he’ll die of a heart attack before they even find my body. // Peter kidnaps Stiles. Meanwhile, a series of gruesome murders has the Argents and Derek’s pack working together.]

In other news, I watched a show about colossal squids last night. It freaked me out a bit - apparently squid eyes scare the fuck out of me! who knew! But not as much as the next episode I watched, which was about humboldt squids expanding their territory for no discernible reason and being pack-hunters and how they're going to eventually rise up out of the ocean and eat all of us.

Remind me never to watch nature shows about squids ever again. :(
brilligspoons: (dying)
I'm alive! Kind of.

Work is an epic shitshow. I honestly can't even begin to explain what's going on. I pretty much come home at night and zone out in front of the TV until it's time for bed because it literally hurts to think. In summary, work is terrible, and I hate people.

TV's been good to me this season so far, so yaaaay. This week's H50 gave us Danny and Steve stuck in a boat (a dinghy) in the middle of an ocean for most of an episode, which was pretty much everything I could have hoped and dreamed it would be. I'm not all that thrilled with what's happened with Chin since the premiere started - on the one hand, I'm all over these family moments the team is having with each other like white on rice. On the other hand, I didn't want them spoilers )

I started watching Made in Jersey for lack of another Friday night show. It's cute! Not the greatest show out there, but it's lighthearted and fun, and I like the main character a lot. I've a feeling it won't go very far, but we'll see, I guess? Other shows I'm enjoying: Elementary (LEGITIMATELY, too! I was cool with liking it out of spite, but it's not bad! Joan Watson Appreciation Society always), The Voice (CAN'T HELP IT), and Storage Wars. One day I will catch up on Suits and Revenge. I think I DVR'd the first episode of Arrow, though I'm not sure I'll actually watch it.

Project Runway is almost over, and All Stars starts on the 25th. Whatever, this season hasn't been terrible. I think the show has lost of steam since the network change (among other things), but while I've been tempted to give it up more than once in the last couple of seasons, I keep going back to it. /shrug

I have zero interest in Once Upon A Time - wait, scratch that, I had interest in it, but the first few episodes of season one lost me. HOWEVER. I've been hemming and hawing over at least watching the parts of the show that have Jamie Chung as Mulan because I'm intrigued by her? and her really cool-looking armor? And then this morning I saw caps of her alongside Sinqua Walls as Lancelot, and my brain went YES, THIS IS GOOD, VERY GOOD. I'll be watching the Mulan pieces that have already aired, and I've asked [livejournal.com profile] metonymy to alert me to when Lancelot actually appears on the show. For, uh, reasons.

(Look, I want only good things for Sinqua. He was sorely underused on Teen Wolf last season - I'm not sure Jeff Davis realizes that there's a decent number of people who watch the show who don't give a fuck about Hoechlin, Colton, and/or Posey. I'm not saying get rid of them entirely, but come on, Davis. I want at least three episodes next season where Stiles, Lydia, Boyd, Erica, Isaac, and Allison just chill together. Nothing has to happen, except maybe some group cuddling. I don't think I'm asking for too much here.)

(THIS IS AN UNTAPPED GOLDMINE, DAVIS. CALL ME.)

I guess I've been doing other things, too, though fuck if I remember most of them. Went apple-picking and ate cider donuts this weekend. Baked pies. Made applesauce. Have been having really weird dreams (woohoo, work stress). This Friday I'm having dinner with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green, and Saturday [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I are building a blanket fort at her apartment because we are adults and have adult problems now. I'm woefully behind on my big bang and haven't even thought about my exchange fic yet. I really want to see Pitch Perfect and Looper and Alex Cross. THINGS. ETC.

ANYWAY. How's it hanging, friends? Everybody in one piece, more or less? :D?
brilligspoons: (accept)
I guess change is in the air? Or something? And by 'change,' I mean the need for a new wardrobe. I mean this in all seriousness, actually - fall is swiftly approaching, my jeans are all but worn out, and I have one pair of work-appropriate, non-jean pants that still fit me. I need shoes that aren't flip-flops or ten steps from falling apart. I have some cold weather tops that are probably good for another year but no plain long-sleeve tshirts that still fit me. I have plenty of ankle socks but probably need knee-high socks and some thicker tights. I definitely need a new winter coat. Basically I need to toss about three quarters of my current wardrobe and obtain a decent number of new pieces that I can rotate on a regular basis.

My clothing priorities are shifting, which is throwing me off. I still prefer jeans and tshirts, but I'm starting to realize that I need button-downs and nice pants/skirts and better sweaters for the office more than I need a new superhero tshirt (lies, I always need those). Can't wear sneakers and flip-flops all the time, either - have to toe the line between comfort and office-appropriate footwear.

...dear god. Is this the next stage of growing up? Is this what that feels like? Or is it yet another part of the quarter life crisis I've been battling for the last couple months?

Anyway. I bought new shoes this morning - ankle boots that I've been told will go with skirts AND pants - so that's a good start, at least. I'll hold off on everything else for a bit. Maybe I can convince Cathy to go shopping for me - she tends to make smarter clothing decisions than I do.

Ah, Tuesday. You're weird.

EDIT: I also need to decide whether I'm growing my hair out or keeping it short. It's just about shoulder-length again. Why is this so hard. :(
brilligspoons: (accept)
I guess change is in the air? Or something? And by 'change,' I mean the need for a new wardrobe. I mean this in all seriousness, actually - fall is swiftly approaching, my jeans are all but worn out, and I have one pair of work-appropriate, non-jean pants that still fit me. I need shoes that aren't flip-flops or ten steps from falling apart. I have some cold weather tops that are probably good for another year but no plain long-sleeve tshirts that still fit me. I have plenty of ankle socks but probably need knee-high socks and some thicker tights. I definitely need a new winter coat. Basically I need to toss about three quarters of my current wardrobe and obtain a decent number of new pieces that I can rotate on a regular basis.

My clothing priorities are shifting, which is throwing me off. I still prefer jeans and tshirts, but I'm starting to realize that I need button-downs and nice pants/skirts and better sweaters for the office more than I need a new superhero tshirt (lies, I always need those). Can't wear sneakers and flip-flops all the time, either - have to toe the line between comfort and office-appropriate footwear.

...dear god. Is this the next stage of growing up? Is this what that feels like? Or is it yet another part of the quarter life crisis I've been battling for the last couple months?

Anyway. I bought new shoes this morning - ankle boots that I've been told will go with skirts AND pants - so that's a good start, at least. I'll hold off on everything else for a bit. Maybe I can convince Cathy to go shopping for me - she tends to make smarter clothing decisions than I do.

Ah, Tuesday. You're weird.

EDIT: I also need to decide whether I'm growing my hair out or keeping it short. It's just about shoulder-length again. Why is this so hard. :(
brilligspoons: (*poke*)
Time isn't moving fast enough. I feel like I've done so many things already and should be allowed to go home now. I mean - I went to a meeting, I answered all my emails and phone calls, I ran an errand and got lunch AND took the long way back to the office, I did all of my update reminders, I researched some stuff for the VP...yeah. I think it's time for me to be on vacation.

Tonight: I will do laundry and pack. (Maybe I will let myself play some Warcraft as well. Or, more likely, I'll read fic all night because everything else requires too much thought.) I need to pick up my books from the library first thing tomorrow so I can stash those away, and then I need to get the rest of my stuff together before heading to South Station for my bus.

My intention is to ignore LJ, tumblr, and Twitter for most if not all of next week. I highly doubt anyone is going to miss me that much, but you can always email me if there's something I need to know about (like if there are cats doing adorable things, or if I've been declared Queen of the Iron Mans, or other relevant topics), or if you just want to say hi and tell me how your day's been and what's been annoying you lately. Um, yes. It's tillwehave at gmail, for those of you who don't know.

Aaaaand it's still not even 2:30 yet. Ugh.

Okay, fine, I guess I have other work I can do. Hmph.
brilligspoons: (iron man YES)
I'm more tired than I really have any right to be, but it's cool, I have coffee, which I'm sure will kick in at any moment now. >:( My brain doesn't want to function properly, so I think this calls for a list of sorts. Or maybe multiple lists. I don't know.

...maybe just one list of random things. That sounds about my speed right now.

THINGS

-[livejournal.com profile] starsparkle333 and I cleaned the apartment this weekend! Huzzah!
-Sometime in the near future, I need to replace my DVD player. It's decided that all discs are the wrong disc, which is not conducive to watching things. In its defense, I've had it for almost 3 years now and it was SUPER cheap when I bought it, so. Oh well. Maybe I'll spring for one of slightly better quality this time around.
-Since it's National Poetry Month, I decided to post a poem every day on tumblr like I did last year. April 1 was Hug O'War (Shel Silverstein), April 2 was Archaeology (Vona Groarke), and April 3 (today) was Autumn Tune (Carol Frost).
-After work this Friday, I'm heading down to CT to meet baby Evan! SO EXCITED, YOU GUYS. Am spending the whole weekend with them, too. It'll be nice and low-key, methinks.
-Need to get back into my writing projects, like yesterday. /o\
-Baby blanket number 2 is coming along, though. \o/
-Finished reading From Westminster With Love this morning. I was giggling SO MUCH, you guys. I love fics where Charles is a ridiculous flirt and Erik's life is the hardest as a result, okay? Also it was really well-written!

Should probably go do some work now. Happy Tuesday, all!
brilligspoons: (i don't care)
Jesus. You spend a DAY out of the office, and you come back to 5 voicemails from the same person about the same goddamn thing. I appreciate this person finally getting back to me and all, but LADY. COOL IT. OBVIOUSLY I'M NOT AROUND TO ANSWER YOUR PHONE CALLS. (This in addition to an email from a consumer - not in my inbox but in one that I'm responsible for - that makes very little sense to me and will have to wait until Doug gets in, despite the fact that it came in on Wednesday night. Sorry, person.)

Uggghhhh. Empathy levels are low. I have to finish a story and have it beta read by midnight on Sunday (I started it last weekend, but then I got distracted by Suits and my own inadequacies, so. Oops). [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah is coming over tonight with wine and a terrible movie. I need to clean the apartment and do my laundry and pack for next week. I have lots of work-work to get done today so I'm not running around like a crazy person on Monday and Tuesday.

On the bright side, I am feeling a bit more positive today, despite being tired and more than a little grouchy about Other People's Opinions. Anyway.

Here is a little excerpt from the Suits fic I most certainly should NOT be writing right now because there is too much going on. And yet I am only halfway through what was supposed to be a quick thing. >:(

But their faaaaaaaaces are really gooooooooood. )

OKAY. GETTING BACK TO WORK IN 5...4...3...2...
brilligspoons: (alundi 2)
So there's this weird part of me that's super excited for WoW to add the pet battles function to the game. I know it's not happening until the Mists of Pandaria expansion (I think that's when it's scheduled?), but the happiness and joy, they are present today. It's probably lame of me, because who wants what is essentially Pokemon mixed into their Warcraft? *raises hand* SORRY, I JUST THINK IT'S ADORABLE. Plus, it'll give me something productive to do while I whine and complain about leveling! Leveling is hard! So are achievements!

But, you know. A whole new race thing is exciting, too. A race of pandas, and they can be played in either faction. There is NOTHING not awesome about that. Don't really care about the new class, though. :\

Uh, yeah. Patch 4.3 came out yesterday, and while I remembered to download it last night, I haven't actually opened the game yet to see what's different. Doug tells me there's a bag search bar now? Which is pretty useless, for me anyway (I keep my bags almost empty most of the time, unless I'm hip deep in quests and can't get to a vendor to sell down, or the auction house, depending), I don't know how other people feel about it. And then a raid finder, but I've been on exactly 1 raid in the entire time I've played, so that's useless to me, too.

I'll have to see what else is new next time I have a spare couple of hours to play. I am SO CLOSE to hitting 83 on Alundi (for clarification: I am in Deepholm right now, where I spend most of my time wanting to shoot myself in the face. Seriously one of the most boring zones ever). Maybe I'll actually max out the levels before Pandaria? Kind of ambitious, I know!

And if I wasn't going to a concert on Saturday, I'd be running Ahn Qiraj with the guild and leveling Mal. *sigh* *wonders where this social life came from*

La la la, gaming! And avoiding answering emails from providers! La la la!

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