said_scarlett: (Happy Hank)
Beatlemania was amazing. Front table, right at the edge of the stage, I got to sing Yellow Submarine with them, the Paul Mcartney invited me to hang out in the casino with him after the show but I had to go to back to the hotel with mis hernama. And anyway, John's my favorite. ;) (And the subject line is actually something John Lennon said during the show, before 'She Loves Me'. Yes, I was the 'cute redhead' he pointed at. :D)

But seriously...they played all my favorites, the show was almost two hours, and I won money on The Enchanted Unicorn slot machine! And I felt insanely young, which was really nice. I got IDed a few times, too, because there was some serious doubt as to whether I was 21 or not. :D

And apparently my dad bought me an arcade unit. O.o My friend K comes out to my place a lot, and Thursday when she came over she brought M as he needed a break from packing up their storefront. I guess while M and my dad were off talking old systems, my dad bought one of his refurbished arcade cabinets with 60 classic game options on it. They're delivering it in a couple of hours.

Also, enough time has passed that I'm not afraid to log into my LJ anymore! So there will be more regular updates. Internet stalkers is no fun, yo.
said_scarlett: (Perplexing Panties)
I'm going camping tomorrow!

It's A's birthday, and there's a huge bash tomorrow and Saturday out Bull Pen/Clear Creek. Two days of complete and utter relaxation. Nothing but swimming, hiking, eating, smoking, drinking and spending time with friends. And possibly drum circles and spontaneous folk music, as a number of musicians are among our social circle. In which case maybe I ought to bring one of my outfits that is comfortable and cut well for belly dancing. Because belly dancing around an open fire in the middle of the woods would be freaking awesome. And I am far better at that than African tribal dance, which most of us do. I'm learning, though, and can do a few moves!

I wish I had my ankle bells. :/

It's been months since I was last out camping, and I'm really looking forward to this. Plus! Bull Pen! That's [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother and my's camping spot! The grove of the earth snail! The forest of the mirror squirrels! The land of the colossi!

Yes, there have been many a grand old time had at Bull Pen.

Speaking of birthdays...the 21st birthday of a very, very dear RL friend who lives out in Tucson is in February. We tend to only see each other at cons, what with gas and distance and crappy cars making commutes between here and there next to impossible, but we really want to be able to spend this with him. We talked about it last month, at PCC, and how fun it would be to hit the hookah bar, grab some Indian food, and party till dawn. And besides that...

Wow Getting Long... )

Yeah, I really need to get out there for his birthday. Somehow. ANYWAY! No idea when I'm leaving tomorrow, will find out tonight. Going to be hanging out with N and A for a bit tonight, after I go to dinner with my folks.

Oh, and I got [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother into The Dark Tower! SOMEONE WHO CAN READ MY DARK TOWER FIC! Guess this means I should actually post some one of these days.... Speaking of! Finally finished Treachery, and....yeah. So many little things I can point to for evidence of my favorite pairing. And on that note....

Back to this Roy/Hughes pr0n I'm writing!
said_scarlett: (Daphne)
Catching up on internet things! Including updating my LJ!

Um...So. Evangeline Lily's in the Hobbit movie. Why not just cast Kiera Knightly? They've got about the same level of annoyance, inability to act, and unpleasantly skinny waists. (These days, because I am well aware that Kiera Knightly used to have proper flesh to her.) Though at least if there are any interviews with her, those should prove highly entertaining. And maybe she won't talk. Much....

Holy Mystery Incorporated! Is anyone else watching? Did anyone else catch last night's episode? I NEED PEOPLE TO BABBLE TO! And after that comment 'as long as Fred Jones is alive....' I'm suddenly very worried for Freddie. Who...jumped pretty highly in my favor last night, I will confess.

Rewritten is jumping! And will jump even more, now that the amazing has happened! NEW BLOOD! [livejournal.com profile] mnschoen is made of awesome and win!!!!

And now I am filled with desire to write HBC fic. I really need to finish that Shana/Rena hot springs fic I've been working on for ages. Maybe I will do that today, if I get a chance! Because there needs to be way more HBC femslash.

Been playing Oblivion. I'm doing the Thieves Guild quests, and I'm on the last one. There has been way, way too much water adventuring for my liking. But soon I shall have pulled off the Ultimate Heist! And I finally got to break into the Imperial Palace for a reason! Not just to wander around and prove I can!

Going camping this weekend! Big crew is heading up to Bull Pen for camping, hiking, swimming and tubing! It shall be the first proper adventure of the summer, and I am insanely looking forward to it. I feel so cooped up out here, and with things the way they are, I am so often on my own.

[livejournal.com profile] husband_brother is coming over later, though! And we are going into town for a bit, which shall be nice.

And...there's my recent roundup, that I can remember!
said_scarlett: (Daphne)
So, I've started trying to kind of catch up on House.... What the hell? Seriously, I missed a lot. I don't even remember when I stopped watching, but it was shortly after Kal Penn left the show. Also, catching up with out of order random USA and Bravo marathons and occasionally tuning into the new episodes may not be the best way to go about this.

I've been really throwing myself into baking and cooking lately. I've perfected cheesecakes and tortes. I have to say, I'm kind of madly in love with tortes. Especially raspberry and orange truffle. And I made fancy cupcakes for Valentine's Day - devil's food with piped raspberry cream cheese frosting and various chocolate decorative toppers. Right now I've got butter crust sandwich bread dough rising, because we ran out of bread and this is easier than going to the store.

Really don't like the newest addition to the cast of Criminal Minds. So far, she hasn't done much and I have no feel whatsoever for her personality. It's like she's just there to say 'look, we have three women!'. And in the first episode I saw her in, she looked so much like JJ that I thought TV Guide was confused and it was a repeat. :/ But I am digging the recent Prentiss-heavy sub-plot! Prentiss is made of awesome and win.

It's not even 11:30 and I'm exhausted already. And I haven't even had a chance to shower or get dressed because I've been baking bread all morning. And doing laundry. But in half an hour the bread will done and I'm washing bedding so then I can get clean and properly dressed! Which is a good thing, because I always feel like a bit of a slob when [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother stops by on her two o'clock lunch break and I'm still shuffling around in my PJs with bed head.
said_scarlett: (Seek)
Still not dead, just been crazy busy! And not with anything exciting, unless you consider medical crap, therapy crap and home remodeling to be exciting. And in my downtime I've been enjoying playing the original Fallout, because I found it for the Mac and I really miss the first two. I totally failed on character creation though, so I've ended up with a dude named None. I find this somewhat hilarious.

Mostly I've just been focusing on moving on to a new, healthy stage of my life. And a part of that is getting rid of a lot of stuff. Out with the old, in with the new, all of that.

I have been having a lot of trouble writing any sort of fiction, but I'm trying not to stress about it. I'm still me, my creativity isn't gone, I'm just in an adjustment period and I'm sure everything will smooth out. And in the meantime I've been exploring the wide world of lyrics writing! Mainly because I don't do the poetry thing, and I'm supposed to be writing expressive poems as part of my therapy.

Netflix keeps taking things I plan on watching off of direct streaming. :/ I want to watch Karas: The Prophecy mainly because 1) beautiful animation 2) Mathew Lillard. But they've only got part one up, and from what I understand, without part two it may as well be a very pretty acid trip. Netflix has a pretty damn good anime selection, but their anime horror (as loosely defined as that genre is, they've got Trinity Blood listed as horror) is sadly lacking. :/

Oh, went to see The Rite over the weekend! Very, very good movie. The casting was wonderful, the pacing was beautiful, and the film managed to scare and disturb without using overt and obvious visuals. I really, really liked that. Plus, they clearly did their research on Catholic exorcism. I was pleased and impressed. And caught the trailer for Suckerpunch which I need to see. Also want to see Red Riding Hood, though I have to say that visually the commercials all make me think of The Village. Or Sleepy Hollow. Both movies I quite like!

The internet seems like such a strange and disorienting place to me these days. I think about it too much. Not what happens on the internet, but just the internet itself. What we're able to do with it, the applications, the ability to reach anywhere in the world at any time with devices that fit into the palm of our hand, the entire spectrum of humanity splashed daily across this technically non-existent continent from the very best to the very worst....

Does anyone else ever just sit and think about it and feel terribly overwhelmed and frightened? Every few days I find myself waking up and realizing 'I live in the future. The future is now'. Things that existed only in the wildest imagination when I was a child are now commonplace and taken for granted. It's amazing and terrifying and it's all happened so fast. Sometimes I think of the technological revolution as a speeding train without breaks....

Ah well, that's about it, as far as I can think. Now I've got to give Sheila her meds since she had surgery last week and still needs to be tranquilized so she doesn't rip out her stitches. At least she doesn't have to wear her stupid clown cone anymore.... (And she weighs 5.3 pounds of muscle already at seven months! Not as little a kitty as I was expecting when she was a tiny baby!)
said_scarlett: (No Approval)
Well, I realized at least one major reason why I've been having so much trouble with thinking and coherency and comprehension.

I've been (at best) managing perhaps 400-600 calories a day. When I, personally, need 2380 a day to be healthy and whatnot given my weight, height and activity level. So I've basically been starving my brain, whee. But it's not like I can help it, I just can't keep food down. That's also probably why I've been feeling so lightheaded and on the verge of passing out lately. That's honestly not usually a warning sign for me, as I'm prone to fainting spells under stress and high emotion, which have pretty much been fueling me of late. Besides which, I haven't been sleeping well. But last night I was realizing how hungry I felt but how sick to my stomach I was, and I started going over how long it's been bothering me and what I've been eating. :/

But in good news: a dear friend from Phoenix is coming up here tomorrow to give a hand - especially since [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother might be working straight through until next weekend. And the same dear friend is going to be moving up here, which shall be wonderful! But it looks like we'll have at least three people (including myself) to run crap over to the new place. [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother will be handling the furniture, however. The big stuff, at least.

It's storming now, but nobody would recognize the back of the Devil Shed at this point. :D It's been stripped (almost), cleaned, sprayed, dusted, bleached and everything else I could think of to negate the fact that I've been using it as a smoking space (that regularly gets fish bowled) for two years.

Now there's a thunderstorm and I'm taking a break before I try and finish my closet. Laura San Giacomo is on TV!
said_scarlett: (Moments)
Arizona domestic partnership laws are messed up.

I didn't even realize we had domestic partnership laws, and the only reason I know now is because my dad mentioned something about it this morning. He couldn't remember much of what he'd read, but I said I'd look online later.

There are limited domestic partner benefits available in Arizona. Phoenix has a domestic partner registry that extends health benefits and health care facility visitation rights. But only if you live in Phoenix, and only in Phoenix facilities and if employed in Phoenix.

Tucson has a domestic partnership registry that is not limited to residents of Tucson, just residents of Arizona, but it's only for health care facility visitation, and only in a handful of cities. Ours is not one of them. But...well, it's still something official. I mean, we're eventually having a ceremony anyway - neither hell nor high water is keeping me out of that wedding gown - but it'd be nice to have some official recognition that we're life partners.

Well, at least I've got all the info for my dad. He's running me to the D.A.V tomorrow to donate a couple of my bags of stuff.
said_scarlett: (Seek)
I tell you, it has been all about the Meat lately.

When did I get so incredibly boring? Ah well.

SSDD*, for the most part. Followed by a swift SOWISA**. I stripped the living room walls of my stuff this morning, almost done stripping my bedroom walls. Now it's just the stuff I put up high - my Xenogears doujinshi, my Stand character sketches and cover art prints, and my ship signs. My grandfather was once a harbor master, and I've a bunch of neat nautical things. Including some rather old signs from ships. They're wooden and hand painted and I'm so glad I grabbed them.

It's miserable and I'm sick and in pain, but I'm getting things done. I keep needing to take little breaks, but that's alright. It's only 8:30, I've been up and productive for a few hours already. And somehow managing to run on no caffeine and very little nicotine. And have managed not to turn into a raging bitch. I'm very impressed with myself, though I think I'm just too frazzled and tired to be angry or mean. Even when attempting to break free of a terrible chemical dependency, I'm still too emotionally lazy to be terribly upset.

Sometimes I think what [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother calls patience is really just emotional sloth.

Also need batteries for my camera. I've been terrible with taking pictures of things, and we were bemoaning the fact that we have no real pictures of us. Other than in cosplay. And while we have nothing against cosplay pictures - quite the opposite! - we just don't feel that Haruka and Sugino are quite the photographic representation of us we'd like to rely on.

I need to go out and finish bagging clothes and washing blankets and crap.

I wish my brain was working. I really want to write a little RP companion piece involving the kids and Doom Cricket. Or possibly The Conversation.

I kind of miss Doom Cricket....
_______________________________________________

*Same Shit, Different Day
*Strap On Whenever It Seems Appropriate
said_scarlett: (Maiden)
Things haven't exactly been going well, but I'm at least dealing a lot better. [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother gave me an energy cleanse over the weekend, which I desperately needed and she is very good at. I've been really awful about letting the bad gunky build up. But it all got dispersed, and internally I'm handling things a lot better. The stress and everything else is there, but it's not controlling me. And it was really nice, because I've reached that point of 'NO TOUCHY!', so we could still be close and whatnot without anyone actually touching me physically.

I've been pretty much doing nothing but being insanely sick and house hunting. We didn't even get any RPing done over the weekend - even though we've ended up bringing the doom level down from a 10 to like a 4, I just wasn't up for even cracky verbal RP. But we do have at least one major scene set out. Though due to Anizona 2, when I went with [livejournal.com profile] zinjadu and [livejournal.com profile] colortheory, whenever a response is 'idunno', all I can ever hear in my head is [livejournal.com profile] colortheory's response to being asked where Mori is. It was one of the most hilarious, lack-luster responses ever. (We were kind of in a hurry and pushing through a crowd, and it's hard to describe if you didn't hear it, but I've been randomly cracking up over it since Saturday.)

Um, obviously the response 'idunno' to a semi-serious question was discussed, which is why this came up. Though instead of 'where's Mori', it's 'where's your kids?'.

I haven't been able to get my head to a point where I can write or post though. Which is bumming me, because I realized this weekend that I haven't been keeping up with my usual de-stress stuff. I feel like crap and do nothing and sleep, or I feel stressed and spazzed and I'm working my butt off and then I sleep. And I've got stuff going on, too. And the desire is there...well, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

I'm hopefully going to be finishing up some stuff in my room today, at least. And just working my butt off all week, until [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother's weekend off, and then we can hopefully have a weekend where one or both of us isn't feeling awful.
said_scarlett: (Lies)
I swear, the little catastrophes and irritations are trying to outdo one another at this point!

I was in a terrible mood last night, after yet another 'sorry, we've found renters' email at the end of a very long, unpleasant day. It had stormed on and off, which always puts me in an unpleasantness - my joints can't take much rain. And it still managed to be hot and muggy inside, so my stomach was off. Nothing new, I've been in pain and sick all week, but irritating.

I fell asleep in the middle of Haven last night. That in itself upset me, because I wanted to see what happened. At least I caught the opening, and yes I did notice that flash of a name in an old newspaper clipping. But I simply point blank passed out with no recollection of it.

When I did come to, somewhere between 1 and 2 AM I believe, I was in pain and distress beyond description. I don't honestly remember much, other than scrambling to get out to the shed to both tend to my sheet and to tend to my distress. But clearly I managed both, as I have a clean sheet and no more meds, and everything to around 5:30 is a blur.

Unfortunately, I'm still sick. Not that I let this stop me from my quest! I dozed on and off until a bit after 8, and then started the daily house hunt again. I heard back immediately for a viewing...at 9:00 am. While I did manage to scramble and get myself dressed and presentable and looking like a normal, not-dying-from-demons-of-the-uteri human being, there was just no way I could get to it. With no car and a half hour walk.... I made it to the end of the street before I felt dizzy and about to dry heave. But I'm giving myself credit for trying.

[livejournal.com profile] husband_brother and I should be getting together today. Which is good, as I do have a lot of Important Things to discuss with her about house stuff. And also, I kind of just want to curl up with her and smoke and watch TV. There's an Adventure Time marathon on later, and we have a movie we've been meaning to watch for about two months now. I'm tired and I'm drained and I'm stressed and I'm sick and I just want my other half to hold me for a little while.

I need a Tolten icon that isn't made of bad touch.
said_scarlett: (Default)
Last week was...well, a lot happened. Good and bad, as makes up life, but lots of things. I'm in no mood to dwell on the bad, as that's counter-productive, so I'll simply be highlighting...whatever I can remember.

Due to real life and weather, [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother and I weren't able to see as much of each other as we'd wanted. Tuesday night we ended up going out for some Chinese food, and then heading back to her place to hang out with her sister (who I have dubbed the Green Pixie) and her boy (the Katamari King). Yes, they have official nicknames now! We watched TV, smoked, chilled, the usual. And had epic moving discussion.

I am not going to be talking about house hunting or the upcoming move.

Weather moved in about the middle of the week, so I wasn't doing so great. I did manage to scrub the bathroom (hurray!) and get some other stuff done, but I spent most of the wet bout in a medicated haze. It was nice, though, and I did get a lot done. Friday was able to get together with the other half again, and we had a wonderful night. And watched the premiere of Haven!

I'm hooked on Haven. Love the cast, love the atmosphere, love the setting, love how despite King not working on the scripts, it's so very Stephen King. Which makes me happy. And I love that it's paired with Eureka.

Now I've been back to the grindstone, in every sense of the word! But I was tickled pink to get a very nice review on one of my fics this morning, made even more nice by the fact that someone Got one of my weird, random, semi-referential jokes-that-aren't-jokes. Usually they're so weirdly convoluted and/or obscure that they don't actually get picked up on. And not only did they get it, they considered it one of the greatest lines they'd ever read in a fan-work.

Why yes, I'll be riding high on that for a while!
said_scarlett: (Once upon a time...)
So...it's been one year to the day since [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother rescued me and set in motion our epic, awkward story. It's also the first day of her chunk of time off. Awesome, or most awesome?

Anyway, here's a meme! About my LJ. Since this LJ has nothing to do with my old one, and has actuals reasons for being named and set up as it is.

ABOUT YOU / YOUR JOURNAL )
said_scarlett: (Perplexing Panties)
I had a nice weekend.

Friday we ended up not going out to dinner, we just grabbed some Japanese food at Fry's and had a picnic in [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother's room. We watched some TV, smoked and drank and cuddled and had Epic Fanon Discussions - she's an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, too! - and just relaxed. We didn't get to bed until around 1:30 in the morning, and by that time we were so out of it and exhausted that we weren't even making sense.

At one point, I did end up alone chatting with her mother for a bit. That was kind of awkward, but also nice. Her mom assured me that she liked me, and she was excited and enthusiastic about this move, and thinks we're going to do wonderfully together. So that made me feel good, because...well...this woman is going to be my mother-in-law.

Yeah, I guess it's about time I fess up that I'm basically engaged. :D We never had anything official, just an adorable little discussion where it kind of came up. We both were just assuming, and even though we assumed right, it was still adorable.

Anyway, Saturday morning we did a drive by of that house. It turns out that she is very familiar with it! As is her whole family! And it's not too far from either her current place or my current place, which is awesome. We went out with her sister and her sister's boy (who really need official nicknames) for a nature walk through these gorgeous rock formations and hung out in nature for a bit. Then we spent the rest of the day watching TV, RPing, playing with henna and just plain relaxing and enjoying one another's companionship. I'm terribly excite about RP stuff.

Cut For RP Babble No One Cares About )

But we aren't just heartless bastards who do terrible things to the ones we love! We sent the kidlets to go get lost in the Lost Woods to ensure they will never know of the Doom. Because while we'll break adults (and Shineybottom), we will not break the kids. Even though they're teenagers, no Doom for them.

It's vastly amusing to me that currently the most functional, rational, capable person in this whole epic fusion is one who has only a passing acquaintance with sobriety. (This will change once Doom starts, of course.)

We had planned to watch a movie and camp out in the shed Saturday night, but by six o'clock we were both so exhausted and achey that we decided it would be best just to get caught up on sleep - especially as she went back to work on Sunday. I know I was out of it by eight.

Next week, she has almost the whole week off. :D

In other news, my sleep schedule's fucked due to the heat and ailments. I didn't get much last night, but at least I was up to catch The Revenge Society! And I got some writing done - I now have multi-chapter fic up at ff.n! - and I did sleep in a bit this morning. It was already too hot for me to be able to eat, but I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll get my allotment and be able to get some green herb to manage it.

My room is being eaten by boxes.
said_scarlett: (Train Cook)
I don't generally like to post twice in one day, but...I must vent.

Health Crap and Potential TMI )

TL;DR version: my body is being very unfair by having Issues at a terribly inappropriate time.
said_scarlett: (Ancient Magic Blah Blah)
I just suffered through one of the worst cycles I've ever had in coherent memory, and that is why I've been missing from the net. I spent most of the time ridiculously drugged up and either sleeping or staring at the TV screen. My sleep schedule got all thrown off, I barely remember most of the last three days, and I'm still recouping now. But I'm functional and shaking off the after effects of being drugged for so long now. We are not in any danger (for now, and hopefully not at all) from the Epic Fires, but thank you for the concern. *hugs*

And since I was drugged and not wanting to leave the couch, we rented movies and I Experienced them. We watched both Alice in Wonderland and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Alice in Wonderland was very Tim Burton, and visually lovely. But I honestly wasn't terribly impressed with it, even under the influence of some pretty heady, creative narcotics. I didn't dislike it, or think it a bad movie, it just didn't push any of my buttons. And there was a part of me that kept piping up that Looking Glass Wars did it better and with less awkward references. (It felt to me like there were too many points where references to the original book were forced in.) It also sort of attacked my OCD issues to the point that I had a headache for a couple of hours afterward, but that is hardly the fault of the movie. But it was a very pretty film, and quite well cast and performed. I just didn't very much enjoy the actual story.

On the other hand, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus blew me away. It's been a long time since a movie lingered with me for so long, and so strongly. And in contrast, while the themes and ideas central to the plot were again nothing new, they were presented in such a beautiful and intricate manner that it worked. Everything was turned and presented in a way that in itself was different and clever. And far better than other stories I've encountered utilizing the same themes. Plus, the blend of fantastic fantasy and gritty realism worked perfectly for me. If you enjoy the themes and mythos of The Dark Tower, you'll enjoy The Imaginarium. And the cast was hands down absolutely amazing.

Other than that, yeah, I've been in bed. Bed is nice.
said_scarlett: (Default)
Well, the week was kind of crappy, but today's looking up! I heard from [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother, who is coming home for the weekend next weekend! And we're spending it together. :D I'm also going to Tsunami on the Square tonight with her sister, which should be fun! Her sister is pretty damn awesome, and I like hanging out with her. I ended up chatting with her a bit, and she's hooking me up on the herbal meds front as well! So I guess I am going to be visited by the green fairy. ;)

I'm also splurging a little on a new dress. It's from Avon, and it's one of those 'can be worn 7 different ways' deals. It's mostly encouragement to get rid of more clothes pre-move. But it's a lovely dress, it's not expensive, and it's the exact shade of blue that looks absolutely amazing on me. Especially with my current hair color. And I can wear it next weekend, along with the gorgeous blue lattice charm set my mom got me. I also have a bottle of passion fruit rum I've been saving. Oh yes, I'm looking forward to Friday. :D

I also indulged in my ultimate comfort food - soggy nachos - and am relaxing in bed with freshly painted nails and Legally Blond. Oh, and the yard looks gorgeous! Our Landlord sent his minions to do heavy duty work today, and he might be back by to finish up trimming dead tree branches. If not today, then Monday. And when he does, I'm going to talk to him about other properties he rents out, and see if he has anything that meets our criteria. Because he is an awesome landlord, and it would be so much easier dealing with him than some new strange person. Plus, he likes me!

I'm still struggling with a chemical imbalance, but exercise and sun seems to be making a bit of a difference.
said_scarlett: (Seek)
I had terrible nightmares last night. I suppose it was the zombie apocalypse, but the zombies were...strange shadow creatures. Except they were solid and had grisly detailing to them. I remember this one really big one, with all this blackened and crusted gore around his mouth. There were thousands of them, and a handful of human survivors trying to hide out and avoid them in this old hotel/school. Like I think it had been an elementary school that was converted into a hotel. I don't know. But I almost died quite a few times, lots of other people did, and until I was able to take control of the dream, I survived by hiding in an elevator cage with a mess of shadow zombies trying to break in. Once I was able to exert some control, I managed to limit the number and make them slower, but that wasn't enough and even fleeing into a lake on a boat didn't stop them.

Luckily, on Christmas morning, they all melted.

Yeah, I don't know. Other than I had a lot of cough medicine yesterday, plus shrimp. I'm going to blame them. It was one of those that leaves me shaking and not wanting to get out of bed - especially because it wandered close to HH territory, during a bit where I thought I was awake and stringing Christmas lights in my room to protect me - but finally Millie started barking and I had to. I'm fine now, except still feeling a bit drained and shaky.

Man, I just have to say that Twitter is really proving itself as a valid fandom platform. If you're not aware of the current Criminal Minds debacle - that's so insane and was handled so badly that a) the cast didn't even know and b) I didn't even believe it at first - the network has decided to fire Aj Cook and reduce Paget Brewster's role. Yeah, WTF? JJ and Prentiss are two of the most loved characters on that show, not to mention incredible female role models. But anyway, the bulk of the Save the Ladies campaign is happening on Twitter. And it's kind of awesome to see fans rallying in real time. I just hope that we're heard. I'll miss the show, it's one of my favorites. But I can't keep watching if they go through with this sexist, idiotic and insulting move.
said_scarlett: (10 Year Olds Love Money)
I really hate being sick. I was relatively okay when I woke up, but by the time I got into the car to head home from the supermarket, I was pretty much dead. And I'm at that point of illness where I'm just mad. I suppose mad is an improvement over depressed, but neither one are exactly happy fun times. I'm just worn out and suffering from the heat and all this activity that my body just is not used to.

In more positive news, it looks like we've got a promising prospect on a house. It's currently being renovated, I'll get a call or an email when it's done - sometime in July - and can go take a look. That would be absolutely perfect, as far as timing goes. It's a funny looking little house - it looks a lot like my bomb shelter attempts in The Sims - but it's nice inside and it's relatively private and in a beautiful area. That's only two miles from Silent Hill. It's kind of tiny and it does have wood panelling in the living room, but whatever. The ones we really wanted were a no go. :/ The property manager was a bitch, and apparently the listed rental prices were 'outdated'. I was not a happy camper about that email exchange. Though to be fair, my sister did warn me about that particular management company...

There is still the place in the pines - with the fireplace and tons of space and no right close by neighbors - but I haven't talked to [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother about that one yet. And while she did give me the complete go-ahead to just find a place and get it on my own...I realize I still have a lot of latent issues about this. They go back to The Horrible Time, when I was told not to even speak to or look directly at landlords/property managers, because I'd without a doubt ruin our chances. I think a lot of my later-life issues with dealing with people kind of go back to those roots. Because I never used to have those kinds of issues. But hey, I've managed to get in touch with Figures of Authority and not make a complete ass of myself, so...

I wish we could just find an abandoned cave and set up there. Or some empty land and just build a house.
said_scarlett: (Seek)
Man, I've been active today! Which is awesome, since I've got a nasty summer cold that keeps wanting to knock me out. I went to the market this morning, to pick up a few special little things for [livejournal.com profile] nijawial's birthday. I managed to get back and inside just before the thunder and lightening hit and the sky opened up for a quick downpour. Did some dishes, made myself a quick breakfast - sausage, bacon and cheese on an english muffin - and started prepping for pierogis for lunch!

I decided to use my gyoza wraps to make potato and cheddar pierogis. Filled with cheese, potato and seasonings, fried to a crispy golden brown, it is definitely a recipe worth keeping! Now I'm taking a break and watching 5 Ingredient Fixes on the Food Network. Damn does the host get extremely excited over every little thing! But some damn nice recipes.

I've been sending inquiries on properties, but so far no one's gotten back to me. I'm...starting to worry that we may have to compromise, and go for a duplex or triplex situation after all. It's a pity that the gorgeous Victorian duplex doesn't allow cats, as we have a cat that will be coming with us. I did send an inquiry on the place on Idylwild, because at least that's a house. Kind of. It's a single property/building that allows pets and smoking on property. Plus, it has a full bath and it's pretty cute in the kitchen. And the yard, while not fenced in, is beautiful. It's further out of the way than we'd intended, but...well, options are limited.

....

Okay, I really want whatever drugs Five Ingredient Fixes lady is on. I want to pour brilliant golden sun orbs out of eggs!

Actually, this is just making me think of all the cooking stuff I'd like to get. Especially as I'm becoming more and more bold and elaborate with my cooking.

I should try and do something about my pain...
said_scarlett: (SethxMing)
Whoot, new icon! I ship it, I needed an icon for it. :D And I found my uber-subtexty screencaps, finally!

I made crab wontons from scratch today, and holy crap they came out delicious! I was a bit terrified of the whole deep frying aspect, but I did it without causing any damage to myself, the food, or anything in the immediate vicinity. And they came out sooo good. They tasted just like the ones from Canton Dragon. I had seven and wish I had more, but alas, that was all there was. I am so getting more crab and cream cheese Tuesday, because I want to make these a lot more.

I spent Friday night with [livejournal.com profile] husband_brother, but I was so damn tired and out of it that I don't even remember what we ended up watching. But I got a good night's sleep, which is the important thing, and a bit of quality time.

The heat is here in full force now. Even my cross breeze isn't cooling down my room much, which is a pity. At least it's going to start cooling down in an hour or so.

I need to start bagging clothes. My piles have created a labyrinth inside of my room. But right now it's too hot, so I'm going to grab some ice cream and continue enjoying the SVU marathon USA has so kindly provided.

And possibly start working on a new mood theme...

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