Aw, man. Thank you so much, brighton_girl
, and kare
for the little v-gifts yesterday. They all brought smiles to my face.. such a sweet surprise. :)
Argh. Update on life coming soon!
Thumbnail: I'm happy and content and doing really well, which leads to very uninteresting updates, I'm afraid. :)
- I feel:content
Floating around twitter and LJ. No clue where it came from, no idea what album it was for. No idea about anything other than the fact that I WEPT FANGIRL TEARS UPON HEARING IT.
OMG, Lance talking solo. This has to be super baby!sync, right? Totally cheesy, totally presh.
Oh, just download it. Overrun my server, I don't care. They deserve the download.
[ *NSYNC - All I Need
I haven't posted sparkly goodness in years and years. Enjoy. :)
- I feel:nostalgic
= The Rock is back
! I have no idea. All I know is that I have severe adoration for all things Dwayne Johnson. I never even watched him perform as The Rock back in the day. My knowledge of WWF/WWE wrestling rests in Saturday afternoons as a teenager watching Rowdy Roddy Piper and the Undertaker be REALLY FUCKING AWESOME. But I grew out of it, and then there was a whole new batch of wrestlers that I didn't care much about. But Dwayne is a special breed, because he's really charming and really well-spoken and I will always appreciate people who go back to the thing that made them famous, even if they've moved on to bigger and better things (in the eyes of the media). Much like my love for Nathan Fillion exploded exponentially when he went back to One Life To Live to honor a past mentor, and has spoken with nothing but extreme praise for his time as a soap actor. Some celebs just have a way of making me feel fuzzy.
= Someday, I hope to come up with a Tumblr half as genius as: http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/
Seriously, people? Grow your musical brain a little, and find new and glorious music that isn't being stuffed down your throat every hour on top 40 radio.
= Tomorrow I have to go to court for an eviction. SUCKKKKS. Mostly because that means I have to wear nice clothes, which I just abhor.
= I would like to hang out with Drunk!JimAndPam. Just putting that out there in the universe.
[edited to remove the stuff about work, I forgot this wasn't a locked post]
= Here's Boo, the sweetest cat I've ever met, who pretty much stays in this position all day long. She doesn't like me to work on anything but scratching her behind the ear. ( So cute.Collapse )
= Woe, woe is me. Would that this hoodie were a tiiiiime hoodie!
= Do you ever want to reply to someone's LJ entry but then stop yourself because you realize you're not really that close with them and you don't want to cross a weird kind of line that probably only exists in your head? Sometimes I do that, and it's silly, but it happens.
I also can't decide if I'm jealous of people with new, fun fandoms to squee about or not. Because while I certainly miss being so excited over something shiny and new, part of me instantly fast forwards to the time when I know I'll be disappointed in some way with it. I don't know when I turned into this pessimistic person, but maybe I just got burned with one too many fandoms (8 months, my ass). I still enjoy the things I like to enjoy, but I do it from a safe distance, certainly not getting involved on a personal level. I join communities, but only to read, rarely to participate. I like my safe place here, with the people I know and love (y'all!) and if we happen to have new things in common, awesome. If not, well, that's okay too.
= That all being said, the closest I've come to joining any other fandom is Big Brother, and that's because it's MY CRACKIEST CRACK OF ALL THE CRACK, and because of my unholy love for Jeff and Jordan (BB11). They're still happily together, spending this past weekend in North Carolina for Valentine's Day. They're a real life 'ship that actually makes me disgustingly happy, so if they break up, I don't even want to think of how I'll react. It won't be pretty, that's for sure.
On that note, I need to go order some lunch because I'm working through it today. Pooh.
- I feel:busy
As my boss said to me this morning, as she handed me a package of SweetTarts, "Happy Singles Awareness Day!".
= I'm just coming off a cold/flu that kept me down for almost 10 days. Thanks for the virus, Pops. Much appreciated. Finally started to feel better this weekend. Being sick just totally drains me, mentally and physically, and having to work for most of that time didn't help. It's just been really busy lately, so I couldn't take the time off. Plus, I just feel so guilty
if I call in sick, even though I almost never do it.
= Thank you for my mystery gift, brighton_girl
! It turned into a gopher! How awesome is that? I HAVE A GOPHER NOW. And big smoochies to kare
for my box of chocolates. You never forget to send the love, and I love you for that (and congrats for the #1 ranking this week, good luck against KState tonight!). This cold left me feeling really puny and gross, so it was nice to get those little surprises. *hugs*
= Anyone see the BBC version of Sherlock? I watched it last week and absolutely loved it. I had no idea my UK!JimHalpert (Martin Freeman) was in it. I knew he'd be great, but hot damn, Benedict Cumberbatch (BEST.NAME.EVER.) is a bit of a revelation for me. I could see him as The Doctor, that's how good I think he is. I'm excited for it to return, whenever that is.
= Long day today, or else I'd post about the Grammys. Thumbnail opinion: mostly disappointing, but great performances from Eminem, Mumford and Sons/Avett Brothers, and Arcade Fire. Gaga just.. ugh, so sick of her.
Good night, m'dears. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)
- I feel:drained
Nevermind the fact that I've posted more this month than I probably did in all of 2010 (I enjoy exaggerations), but look, two posts in one day. It's a Christmas Miracle.
= I feel like a bad American. I skipped out on the SOTU last night so I could finish all that Farscape I posted about. But it was actually quite funny to see/read the reactions without seeing the speech, so all was not lost.
= Filed my taxes yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised by the amount I'll be getting back. It'll be going right into savings.
= I was watching the Larry King interview on Conan from the other night and realized that January is my Sparkly anniversary. I don't know the exact date, it's whenever the boys appeared on Larry King Live in 2001. That was the first thing that made me take notice of them, so yay, 10 year anniversary for meeeee. OMG ten years. Holy crap. When's YOUR sparkly anniversary?
= Speaking of anniversaries, this Sunday will be 9 years since my Mom died. It hardly feels that long, and yet it also feels like a lot longer. I don't know if it's a normal thing, maybe those of you who have lost a parent can tell me, but I've been thinking a lot about my dad's mortality lately. He got a finger-waving from the doctor last week because he had gained 20 pounds and he's playing chicken with the diabetes again, so that just exacerbated my feelings. I just want him to be around forever, but yeah, I know. I'll be spending the afternoon with him, like I do ever Wednesday. It's my favorite part of the week.
= Have you heard of this spokeo.com thing? I hadn't heard about it 'til my boss mentioned it to me last week. I don't know how much of your information it's gathering, but it can't hurt to get your name off of it if you're there. I was on there twice, and it had a previous address and my current address. You have to pay for "more information" but I don't know if that's legit. Anyway, if you want to remove your name, search for yourself, and then click on the "privacy" link at the bottom (open it in another tab), then follow those directions. You have to provide an email addy, but I just used my junk addy at gmail for it, and it was fine.
Hm, I just searched my email and "username" and more stuff came up, but they wouldn't let me use that junk email again, there's a limit. Anyway, just pointing you to it, so you can remove yourself as much as possible from the site.
= I saw Blue Valentine last weekend. ( Thoughts...Collapse )
= Holy moly, Wayne Gretzky turns 50 years old today. Okay, this getting older shit is... getting old. So depressing. I'm OUT.
- I feel:still sleepy
I'm sure most of you have done it, found a new show and mainlined all the back-seasons or the entire series in a small period of time, right? I've done it a handful of times, and it can be an amazing ride, as long as you really enjoy the show. My latest was Farscape
. I consumed all four seasons (plus post-show mini-series) in about two weeks. It was a bit slow in the beginning, which I think I mentioned in my big TV post, I was hoping it would get better. I was hoping I didn't waste my 50 bucks. Well, I'm relieved to say that it got much better. It became far more engaging and gave me one of the best love stories I've ever seen. ( This is your playground.Collapse )
- I feel:sleepy
Happy Saturday, y'all. It's gloomy (but still sunny) here. I had plans to go out later, but I'm not very motivated to shower and stuff. It's been a nice day of Farscape and Duke (W), and I'm comfy in my grubbies.
= Yikes, sorry about the Kansas game, kare
. :( But Syracuse lost today too, their second loss, so you could keep your ranking.
I *like* using two spaces. I like how it looks, and it's how I learned to do it when I first started typing when I was little (I started learning when I was 3, so it's a hard habit to break). I don't do it all the time, but I try, and usually, my thumb works on its own accord and does all the spacing how it was taught as a child. Hmph.
= I find it so charming that Jenna Fischer (aka Pam Beesley, The Office) doesn't have a Facebook, doesn't have a Twitter, but instead posts adorable little blogs on MySpace. It's like she's in a little bubble where these other social networks were never invented. So cute.
= I have a zit inside my nose. Sorry for the gross, but it HURTS, people!
= I've been trying to catch as many of the big award movies as I could this season. Have you seen them? I enjoyed The Social Network
, but I don't think it was the best film of the year. And as much as I love Justin, I don't think he was as good in the role as a lot of people do. But maybe it's just because I've seen so many interviews of his, so his "acting" feels much more obvious to me.
My favorite movie of the year was Inception
, which I think lost all its momentum from voters because it came out so long ago. True Grit
was good, but predictable. The Fighter
has some spectacular performances (Bale deserves every award he's up for), but little else. I liked the direction and photography of Black Swan
and Portman was great, but I feel like it would've benefited from more actual story. The King's Speech
was just wonderful all around, Colin Firth is very deserving of everything he gets. Also enjoyed The Town
and like everyone else, I adored Toy Story 3
. The Kids Are All Right
was okay. It had really good performances, but the plot itself was just really disappointing. Documentaries I would recommend would be Exit Through The Gift Shop
, both really engaging and interestingly put together.
I still need/want to see 127 Hours, Rabbit Hole, and Blue Valentine (which is what I was supposed to go see tonight).
= A couple of shows I left off my TV viewing list:
-- How I Met Your Mother
, which I'm really enjoying this year. Tell me the last couple of episodes didn't make you tear up? Oh, Marshall. The "I'm not ready for this" is what kindof tore me apart. That's exactly how it feels.
-- Boardwalk Empire
was really well put together with great acting, but I'm gonna need a little more oomph next year to keep me interested.
-- And I can't believe I forgot The Vampire Diaries
! I'm not totally addicted to it or anything - let's face it, I mostly just watch for Damon - but I appreciate the fast-paced storytelling and the attention they give all their characters. I hope it doesn't burn out too fast.
-- American Idol
is back and I'm enjoying the new chemistry so far with JLo and Steven Tyler. I also like that the audition episodes are showing more good singers instead of focusing on all the bad ones they let through.
-- I caught the pilot for Harry's Law
. It's a little heavy-handed, as David E. Kelly shows tend to be. It didn't suck as much as critics said it would, but I still prefer my lawyers to own bowling alleys and not shoe stores. #IMissEd
I'm off to decide what I want to do with my evening. I have a feeling I have a date with Season 3 of Farscape. Watching new shows all in one shot is kinda like eating Pringles for me.
Have a good one! :)
- I feel:lazy
I need to rush to post this, because I have a lot of laundry to do before the Golden Globes in a couple of hours. Hope you're all having a great weekend!
Here's all the TV shows that I'm either currently watching or have watched in the last year that I've either loved or have some kind of an opinion on...( IDIOT BOX LOVECollapse )
- I feel:rushed
So Verizon will be carrying the iPhone in February. I'm not really all that excited about this because I'm kindof proud that I don't own anything with a little "i" in front of it, but it did make me take a look at my current bill a little more closely.
I've been with Verizon for about 10 years, since I got my first cell phone. I've never had much of a problem with them at all, their service has been great. The price, however, has been slowly getting higher and higher over the years, to the point where my dad volunteered to give up his smartphone (and mandatory $30 data plan) just to save money. And still, the bill keeps getting higher. I've contemplated changing carriers, but everyone I talk to has a different bad story for every company out there.
I don't feel comfortable changing, but if anyone wants to sell me on a carrier they love, I'll listen. I'm in the SoCal area, as a reminder, and I'm currently paying around $150 a month for these two lines. I told my dad that I think that's probably pretty average for two full lines, but he disagreed.
What say you, friendslist? As an informal survey, I was wondering what carrier you're with, what kind of plan you have (in general), and how much you're paying per month for it. If you don't want to put that kind of info in a reply, I'd gladly discuss this via PM or email. I appreciate it.
Hope you all had a great day! I'm about to get ready to watch Duke (hopefully) kick Florida State's ass. :D
- I feel:bouncy
While I continue to work on a very thorough television post (it's gotten away from me, srsly), I thought I'd do one of those regular-post things.
Today marked the first workout of 2011, brought to me by the music catalog of Ms. Britney Spears, in honor of her new song that sounds like every other one of her songs.
Back in April I started doing treadmill sessions daily. I worked out 6 days a week for 6 months before my trip to San Francisco, partially to get in better shape, but also to up my endurance because I knew I'd be walking a lot on the trip. I was SO freakingly awesomely dedicated, if I do say so myself. I cut out every bad thing I ate, worked out religiously, and I saw great results. I WAS AMAZING.
During the trip up north, though, I blew out my knee. I'd had a bad knee for a while and I didn't want to go to a doctor before my trip just in case they said I'd need to get surgery or something. Well, blowing it out in SF didn't help, so I've laid off of it since I got back. And then with the holidays, I felt compelled to indulge in all the chocolate and simmer in my holiday blues. But come January, I felt like a lazy blob, so I'm back on the treadmill.
I also got a Wii a few weeks back and I force myself to feel incredibly uncoordinated every day with that thing. Let's just put it this way, nobody has to worry about me winning any tennis matches anytime soon. But my favorite part of the Wii is the Netflix streaming interface. Their whole streaming catalog at my little fingertips! It's kiiiiinda awesome.
I needed the workout because today was incredibly frustrating at work. Nothing quite like ending the day with a shouting match with your tenant who refuses to even look at you. wtffffffffff.
- I feel:tired
Hello, 2011. I expect good things from you, don't let me down.
So many LJ entries I read lately start off with something like, "I haven't updated in so long!" and I'm not going to be any different. It's not that my life has been so crazy busy that I can't find the time to say anything here. Mostly, I just feel like things are so boring, that it's not worth an update at all. But I miss posting, a lot.
I've been around. Some of you I see around twitter (in my tree yeah - one word), where it's a little easier to post quick little things that I see and hear. But sometimes I want to say more and I just can't find a way to get it into 140 characters, so I come back to you, LJ, who I love so much.
So here's a general update for any who care. A more fun post will come later, with tv and movies and music to discuss. And after that, I'll do my damnedest to post more frequently.( 2010Collapse )
- I feel:hungry
This past year has been a tough one for my Dad, and by extension, for me.
Without re-hashing everything we've been through, I just want to
say somewhere in a public forum that through this mess, I've
grown to appreciate the man that he is more than ever before.
My dad is brave and honorable in ways I never knew. We’re
finally nearing the end of our ordeal. We’ve gotten through it
all relatively unscathed, together, and we'll both be okay.
I love you, Pops.
I know I posted this exact thing last year, but it really sums up how I feel on this day (and every day).
Happy Mother's Day!
To everyone who is
a mother - you have
the most important job in the world, and I'm in awe of
anyone who can do it even remotely well. Thank you.
To everyone who has
a mother - if she was
one of those who did an even remotely good job, love
her and appreciate her and tell her how awesome she is.
mother - I still miss you every day,
but I'm still trying every day to be the daughter that you
raised and that you hoped I'd become. I love you.Chris, Mark, and I with Mom (and Pooh!) in the hallway on Christmas morning.
- I feel:grateful
Okay, I think I can type now. I've spent the last couple of hours shaking and crying and I still can't seem to form any thought other than omg!%#$%#ET^$holyshit!
. What a game. What a finish. It wasn't our best effort, but it was our toughest. And if you can win this tournament without playing at your best, well, that has to say something about you.
These kids. The haters don't know what they're missing out on. These are some beautiful, hard-working, GREAT kids.
- I feel:happy
I can't stop crying.
Back to the Final 4, my boyyyyyyys!
Our seniors. OMG. I need more pics!
I know a lot of people hate us, but seriously, these guys (seniors especially) are such great people. I'm SO happy for Jon, Zoubs and Lance (and Jordan!).( A couple more shots.Collapse )
- I feel:emotional
= This past week, I finally qualified to be able to upgrade my phone for about 10 bucks. So, even though I'm a lot of years later than most, I finally got a Blackberry (Curve). I'm not completely sold on it, but that's mostly due to really loving my last phone and just being really used to all its features. So it's taking some time to get the hang of the new phone. Slowly but surely, I'm sure I'll come to love it as well. I got the pink one, btw. It was too cute to pass up.
= Over the last month, I've completely re-vamped my living room furniture. In December, I got a new tv stand (Amazon), computer desk (Ikea). A couple of weeks ago, I got a new bookcase (Office Depot), and just this last week, I got a new wall-mounted DVD/CD storage unit (Amazon). The cost for all four was under $500, which is a good price for brand new furniture that changed the entire feel of my living room. Out with the old, white furniture, and in with the new, dark chocolate furniture that just feels a lot more mature and clean. I love it. ( A couple of pics...Collapse )
= Taxes have been filed! I'll be getting just under $300 back, which is nice.
= There may only be a few of us left, but if you don't like to use iTunes as much as I don't, you can download the entire Hope For Haiti album from last night's telethon here at Amazon
. All proceeds from album sales of Hope for Haiti Now will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, and Yele Haiti Foundation. In addition, all proceeds from the special studio version of "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" by Jay-Z, Bono, the Edge, and Rihanna will go to Partners in Health.
= Recently, all my domains (fuskeez.net/jcjustin.net/thesuccubusclu
b.com/my work website!) got hacked and I'm slowly trying to get them fixed and/or re-established elsewhere. Something tells me that, with the crazy stuff that happened to bl.net last year and now this, someone doesn't want me running any domains. Oy. Decision time on a lot of them.
= I need to make a big TV post. I'm enjoying so much of it these days, so there's a lot to talk about. But just super briefly, wasn't this week's Bones FABulous? My favorite of the season, by far!
= Not a lot going on these days for me other than me trying to throw out a lot of stuff that I don't need anymore. It's been quite gratifying, trying to simplify my life. Other than that, work has been difficult because of the recent rainstorms this past week, but it should be clearing up in the next few days. 2010 has had its ups and downs for me, for sure, but I'm determined to make it amazing. I'm heeding Conan's advice, and I'm going to be far less cynical than I was before. It will be difficult, but it has to be done.
Have a great weekend, everyone! xoxo
- I feel:full
- Listening to:HGTV, my drug of choice
This whole mess at NBC is just sad and hilarious and disappointing at the same time. I'm not usually one to think that Jay Leno is a bad guy, but I've thought a little different of him since back when he refused to actually RETIRE. Now with this whole new mess and watching him smugly wash his hands of the situation like he has no say in the matter? It just reeks.
I don't feel sorry for Conan financially, the dude will be fine no matter what happens. And of course, he will thrive in whatever he chooses to do after this professionally, but just... as a human being, this is all just a big ol' slap in the face, and he deserves better.
I mostly just wanted to post so I could have his official statement here because I thought it was really beautifully written, with the perfect mixture of humor, bite, and humility that one has come to expect from him.( Conan's Statement...Collapse )
As he succinctly put it, what they're doing is an abomination to the 60-year history of The Tonight Show as well as the 28-year history of Late Night and I'm so proud of Conan for refusing to be a part of it. And mixed up in all of this is poor Jimmy Fallon, an innocent bystander who doesn't have the FU Money that Conan does to be able to walk away if he wanted to.
I never would've thought that CBS would actually be the stable late-night network, but once Conan is gone, I hope Dave/Craig leave NBC in the dust.
- I feel:disappointed
In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it! Repost this in your LJ if you know someone who has, had or has been affected by cancer!
= In happier news, my new computer was delievered a few minutes ago, so finally my online life will go back to normal. Not sure if that's good or bad, though. ;)
= Last week I also discovered that the bulk of my remaining domains have been hacked. And because I didn't have my computer, or just a computer I could better maneuver than this laptop, I haven't been able to get it fixed. I kindof want to wash my hands of them all, because they feel like a lot of baggage. We'll see.
= Dear Jay Leno,
Step Off. Leave CoCo alone.
= Part of me wishes American Idol wasn't coming back after the epic-ness of season 8, only to be welcomed by a Paula-less panel this year and a Simon-less panel next year. Unlike most people, though, Simon's not the dealbreaker for me. Mine is Seacreast. *poundinghearteyes* So I will watch until the painful day when it's canceled or Ryan steps down. In the meantime, X Factor can suck it. I can't stand its format and I hope it dies a quick and painful death in 2011.
= If you haven't tried the new Domino's pizza, you're missing out. I got the California chicken pizza with white sauce and provalone and I almost died from the deliciousness of it all. Divine.
= So, Mark McGuire used steroids huh? Gee, color me surprised. :|
= I recently bought these new candles called stickwick. It says it's a "wooden wick with natural wax" and that it "crackles when it burns." It's pretty neat once you get used to the crackling. It's like having a fireplace in a little glass jar.
= About a year ago, I purchased my HDTV with my Christmas bonus money from work. Pops (gotta love him) tried to set it up with the new HDTV box, but he couldn't seem to get everything to work at the same time. Either I'd have picture or sound, or what I eventually settled for - sound with a strangely-colored (read: no red) picture. Basically, everything and everyone was greenish. Welp, when I moved my TV to my new stand a few weeks ago, I took a crack at all those crazy cables and actually got it working perfectly. Yay for finally being able to watch my big, pretty TV the way it was intended. Booyah, Pops!
= I'm excited for new shows tonight: HIMYM, BBT, Castle, and Chuck. So much goodness. NOM.
= Work is plugging along. I don't know if it's physically possible to lose brain cells. But if it was, I'm sure it's been happening to me ever-so-slowly over the last 5 1/2 years while working here. Some days, man. Yikes. But then again, I had a tenant crochet me a little throw blanket for Christmas, which was just the sweetest gesture ever. So how much can I really complain?
= Speaking of, I should get back to work. I hope you all have a lovely week. :) ta!
- I feel:weird
I'm giving away stuff as I find it!
I currently have seasons 1 and 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in DVD form available for anyone who wants them. I have The Chosen Selection so these DVD sets only take up space. If nobody wants them, I'm just going to give them to Salvation Army or Goodwill.
* Bonus! Season 2 is signed by David Fury (writer: Dream On, Pinky and the Brain, Buffy, Angel, LOST, and 24) and Jane Espenson (writer/producer: Star Trek DS9, Ellen, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, and Caprica). I can verify the signatures, because I was there when they signed them.
Both sets have been viewed/used, but are in really good shape. Anyone want either of these? Sending them to you at no cost to you, so you have nothing to lose! First come, first serve. Reply here if you're interested, I'll contact you via LJ for your mailing info.ETA: Claimed by raynedanser!
- I feel:productive
= A full week into the new year and I have to say that, so far, 2010 doesn't suck. That's high praise coming from me. Work is going better (in some respects, not in others), and I'm on a health kick that's already making me feel better. I'm sleeping more, and I'm getting some projects done at home that I've been putting off for a very long time. So far, so good. I just need some good things to come my Pops' way next week, and I'll love 2010.
= A lot of good TV coming back this month. Modern Family kicked back up last week (the kidneystone storyline was gold), Chuck comes back tomorrow, American Idol and Southland (12th), Leverage, (13th), White Collar (19th), Burn Notice (21st), and Psych (27th). No, I don't watch Lost, but I hear people are a tad excited about its return? ;)
= Over the Christmas holidays, I found myself catching up on all five seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I'd never seen it, knew nothing about it except that a lot of people seemed to find it funny and if it's been on for 5 seasons, maybe it's kinda good? It's definitely an acquired taste, not for everyone. It's rude and crude and impossible to actually find a protagonist no matter how hard I tried. But once I was able to reconcile that the characters are all horrible, immoral people, I could sit back and laugh at their idiocy. It's good times! And most impressive is that the 3 main actors of the show are also the writers/producers. I don't know if I can recommend it, because I had to stick with it past season 1 (where I just hated everyone) until I came to my realization. It's definitely well-written and the characters are very well thought out and flawed beyond belief, but as long as you don't expect their hearts to grow three sizes in any episode, you should be able to enjoy it.
= Another tiny Jeff/Jordan update for those interested, with pics! ( Click...Collapse )
= According to the website, my computer has been shipped and will be here on Monday, yay! No more laptop!
Okay, I've gotta go through boxes, throw stuff away, and make room for my new bookcase. Have a wonderful weekend! :)
- I feel:busy
Just checking in for the new year. I'm one of those people who is thrilled to see 2009 leave, as it just wasn't that good of a year for me personally or professionally. I welcome 2010 and hope that it holds better things for me. However, I also realize that I have to make some of those things happen, so that's part of the plan. I tend to do that, make great plans every January, and those plans dissolve as the year goes by. So we'll try it one more time. :)
= On Christmas morning, my computer died (I don't know, I think I work my computers too hard), so I haven't had much of a chance to be online. I'm borrowing my work laptop, but trying not to use it too much. I ordered a new one on 12/18 because it was evident that it had become riddled with viruses but I could still use a web browser. Unfortunately, ordering a computer right before Christmas means you have to wait until January 14th to get it. So until then, I'll only be around sporadically. And yes, every time I use that word, I think of Brittany Murphy in Clueless ("I hope not sporadically!"). Speaking of which, her passing on my birthday will link me to her forever in my mind, on top of it just being incredibly sad.
= My actual birthday was nice. Pops took me out to lunch, which was nice. That's all I wanted, to spend a little time with the only family I really have left.
= Everyone else was off doing other things on Christmas Day, so it was just another Friday to me. As for NYE/NYD, well, 2010 started off horribly with a bad case of food poisoning that has had me laid up for the last couple of days. Seriously, the pain *after* all the vomiting? It's almost worse than the poisoning itself. Ugh! I'm finally feeling a little better, so I'm officially starting the new year tomorrow. lol
= I still haven't seen Avatar, but I did manage to see Up In The Air, which was just really, really beautifully done. Depressing, but topical and pitch-perfect. I also got Away We Go from Netflix and wow, such a gorgeous little film. Sam Mendes delivered again, with wonderful performances from Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski. A must-see.
= The end of Ten (Doctor Who) left me all weepy, but I'm very excited for Eleven.
= A big thank you to shaibitch
for the holiday cards! *hugs*
= A little Jeff/Jordan update, because I can't stop adoring them. ( Here...Collapse )
That's about it for me, I'm going to make some soup before I finish some cleaning before the Duke game. I hope you all have a wonderful 2010 ahead of you! :)
- I feel:sore
I think that adequately sums things up, y/y/mfy?
I LUFF YOU. DON'T GET DRUNK AND MAKE OUT WITH INAPPROPRIATE MEN, MKAY?
If you can heed that advice, I suspect 2010 is going to kick major ass for you, as you deserve. Plus, after I sent you that dude magnet
, you'll be fighting them off like never before. Truuuuust me on this.
Oh! Fun fact. You share your birthday with Gayle King. So, you have a perfect ice-breaker if you ever meet Oprah.
I ALSO GOT YOU A CAKE. SORRY THEY SPELLED YOUR NAME WRONG.
And before you ask, yes, you may have the chicklet.
- I feel:cold