snapdragon76: my fave couple from Twilight (Alice and Jasper kiss)
This week has been a good one for me, fandom-wise. We are getting into the season finales of various episodes, and for many, it naturally means CLIFFHANGER!!! If done well, these can be a nice way to wrap up the season (or series sometimes). If not done well, it can lead to frustrations (Castle, I’m looking at YOU).

”SPOILERS )

And a webcomic that I follow that is created by two friends of mine, two of the characters that I ship on there will be reunited very soon and I’m pretty giddy about that as well.

I’m such a romantic sap…
snapdragon76: (Alphonse Mucha)
I'm almost finished with my first week of Grad School, and other than a few anxious moments, things are going pretty well so far. I just wish that authors wouldn't write such dry textbooks though. Getting through them can be a real chore. I also wish I'd get the one textbook I'm still missing soon. I ordered it from Amazon originally like I did with all of my other ones, except they said they had no idea when I'd be getting it. Then I looked on Barnes and Noble.com and they had it and said it'd be shipped to me sometime this week. I'm still waiting. Hopefully I can get it before the assignment I need from it is due. I did email my instructor and explained the situation to her, so she's aware of it at least.

The GA position is going pretty good as well. I like the professor I work for and she's easy to get a long with and she explains what she needs pretty clearly so I know exactly what I need to do. I'm supposed to be farmed out to some of the other offices sometime, but I don't know when or anything, so I'm playing it by ear right now. I've had to leave early almost the entire time I've been working for some reason or another. Friday I was done early, so I could leave. Monday was no school, yesterday I had some issues with my HR paperwork and I had to get that taken care of within a certain time frame and today I had to leave so I could pick up mom from work sine she was sick. I was able to finish all of my tasks though, but I'm supposed to be there for four hours and I haven't made it that long as of yet. Hopefully from now on I can...

We got some snowfall lately. Not as much as some places, but it still made driving pretty interesting, I gotta say. No close calls thus far!

I did some shopping this past weekend and got some new underwear, which I desperately needed. I got fitted for new bras too and apparently I grew a cup size. Who knew! Only now, the bras I got tend to poke me and it's pretty uncomfortable. Such is the life of a woman, I guess. Maybe I can find something that gives the support without the poky bits.

Aside from everything I just mentioned, not much is going on. Watched the first episode of the third season of Sherlock last weekend and I loved it! Had a few laugh out loud moments here and there, which I loved. I live tweeted a little while watching as well. Looking forward to next Sunday when the second episode airs. I also got a few new books after a long dry spell. I was very restrained when it came to book buying, for which I'm immensely proud since I tend to go a little over board when it comes to book buying. The books I got were Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Graphic Novel. I really liked it. I think the recently released sequel will eventually get a graphic novel format as well based on the preview at the end. I also got the fourth volume of the color version of Scott Pilgrim. Trust me, there are several more books on my wish list I want to read.

Well, I'm getting a little hungry and a little sleepy, so I might fix me some lunch and then lie down for a little bit since I finished my studies for the day.
snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)


I gotta say, I am not very enthused about this one. For one thing, the animation looks VERY poor. The original series, which was done in the 80's no less, looks better than this one.

And who the hell are these new characters? What is this, Voltron High?

Yeah I know, I sound like one of those 'they changed it, now it sucks' people. I personally don't see why they need to reboot the series in the first place. There was (and is) nothing wrong with the original. Same thing goes for Thundercats (which is also being remade).

Maybe I'm being cantankerous or something, but I wish Hollywood would get some originality. It seems like everything they make anymore is a remake of something else. Now cartoons are falling victim to it as well.

*siiiiiiigh*
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I gotta say, I am not very enthused about this one. For one thing, the animation looks VERY poor. The original series, which was done in the 80's no less, looks better than this one.

And who the hell are these new characters? What is this, Voltron High?

Yeah I know, I sound like one of those 'they changed it, now it sucks' people. I personally don't see why they need to reboot the series in the first place. There was (and is) nothing wrong with the original. Same thing goes for Thundercats (which is also being remade).

Maybe I'm being cantankerous or something, but I wish Hollywood would get some originality. It seems like everything they make anymore is a remake of something else. Now cartoons are falling victim to it as well.

*siiiiiiigh*
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Today was a good day. Mom and I went downtown and there was a small art festival going on. It was really cool. We have a larger one in the spring, which is really cool.

There was a guy there that was selling oil lamps made from rocks and geodes. Some of the rocks were called rainbow rocks from out west. Pretty cool looking. I wish we'd have gotten his card because both mom and I would've gotten one had we enough
money.

Mom stopped into an antique shop and found a couple of wedding pictures from the Thirties. She bought them and is now trying to track down who the family is to eventually return them. It's kind of exciting! Luckily there was a name and date on the back.

I've been watching a lot of The Office seasons 4 and 5 on my computer via Netflix online. Pretty awesome! I still wanna buy them eventually, but until I get some more money I have to wait it out. Next I wanna see if they have season 2 of Big Bang Theory...

Oh, and for the record, Jim and Pam are still totally adorable and I look forward to the wedding next week! *squee*

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Well, I stayed home from work today due to intense stomach cramps and the resulting insomnia. Everything is cool now though. Today was supposed to be picture retake for the MANDATORY meeting next week. Oh well. Not like I planned to get stomach cramps. I just hope my boss isn't pissed or anything because I missed today. All I care about is being able to have my one day I need for when and friend and I go to Savannah at the end of October. I should be able to though since I rarely miss days as it is.

In the meantime, I've been catching up on the episodes of True Blood I've been recording. All three of them. I wasn't able to watch it before since I didn't have HBO in my bedroom and I couldn't record it in the living room because I doubt my mom would like all the language and nekkid people. Me, I've seen boobs before (mostly due to owning a set), so that doesn't really bother me. The F word could probably be used a weeee bit less, but it's cable so they always have to push the envelope. Anna Paquin does a good job portraying Sookie, but a part of me will always see her as Rogue from the X-Men films, so when I watch the show, my brain wants to go, "Why is Rogue flashing her boobs all of a sudden?" Anyway... Jason's pretty, isn't he? But kinda dumb.

I set up Skype on my desktop now as well. I do need to invest in a decent headset though since I apparently have no microphone. It's hard enough for people to hear me as it is... And on here it allowed me to import my Yahoo contact list, yet on my Mac I couldn't. I don't know why. There's still a lot I don't know about how Macs work...

The car sitch: right now they are at a garage being looked at. How long they will remain there depends on how much it costs to fix them and how soon we can come up with the money. But maybe we'll finally get some answers at long last. Hopefully...

Caught up on the newest chapters of Hoshi wa Utau yesterday. I certainly hope someone like Tokyopop picks it up to translate officially. I mean, due to the popularity of Furuba, you think they would. I guess we'll see.

Well, I'm kinda tired, so I think I'm gonna lie down for a little while.
snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
Well, I stayed home from work today due to intense stomach cramps and the resulting insomnia. Everything is cool now though. Today was supposed to be picture retake for the MANDATORY meeting next week. Oh well. Not like I planned to get stomach cramps. I just hope my boss isn't pissed or anything because I missed today. All I care about is being able to have my one day I need for when and friend and I go to Savannah at the end of October. I should be able to though since I rarely miss days as it is.

In the meantime, I've been catching up on the episodes of True Blood I've been recording. All three of them. I wasn't able to watch it before since I didn't have HBO in my bedroom and I couldn't record it in the living room because I doubt my mom would like all the language and nekkid people. Me, I've seen boobs before (mostly due to owning a set), so that doesn't really bother me. The F word could probably be used a weeee bit less, but it's cable so they always have to push the envelope. Anna Paquin does a good job portraying Sookie, but a part of me will always see her as Rogue from the X-Men films, so when I watch the show, my brain wants to go, "Why is Rogue flashing her boobs all of a sudden?" Anyway... Jason's pretty, isn't he? But kinda dumb.

I set up Skype on my desktop now as well. I do need to invest in a decent headset though since I apparently have no microphone. It's hard enough for people to hear me as it is... And on here it allowed me to import my Yahoo contact list, yet on my Mac I couldn't. I don't know why. There's still a lot I don't know about how Macs work...

The car sitch: right now they are at a garage being looked at. How long they will remain there depends on how much it costs to fix them and how soon we can come up with the money. But maybe we'll finally get some answers at long last. Hopefully...

Caught up on the newest chapters of Hoshi wa Utau yesterday. I certainly hope someone like Tokyopop picks it up to translate officially. I mean, due to the popularity of Furuba, you think they would. I guess we'll see.

Well, I'm kinda tired, so I think I'm gonna lie down for a little while.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bless me puppet)
Snagged this from [livejournal.com profile] aimeekitty:


Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.


*snerk* I almost pissed myself laughing.

Today was an early day. I kinda want to take a nap now, but I have to leave to pick mom up in 20 minutes and I know I'll oversleep, so I might as well stay awake.

Last night's CSI was terrif. I loved how they wrapped up Grissom's storyline. I had this huge dorky grin on my face the entire time at the last five minutes or so.

And tonight is a new BSG. I will tolerate NO interruptions for a good solid hour while I watch.

Birthday's Today: Sade [Helen Folasade Adu]
Singer
b: 1959 -

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Well, tonight is my first night of going without TV for the evening. It's something mom and I are trying. Her night is Friday though. I might've picked that one, but with Battlestar Galactica starting soon, I wasn't exactly keen on that idea. Since I watch fewer shows on Mondays, that's the night I picked. Even though Big Bang Theory is on, I can watch it later. Thank God for Hulu...

Saturday was kinda lazy. I didn't even get out of my pajamas the entire day. Next week, however, we need to get the pedal to the metal and clean. I mean CLEAN. We're not slovenly by any means, but a weeee bit cluttered. I'm going to do the vacuuming and clean the kitchen and bathroom and mom is actually going to take down the Christmas lights. I think I shall take down the cards from the closet door where we display them. I'm not even going to tackle my room, although I might try to dig into some of my mail I've let pile up on my bookcase... Eh heh.

Work was work. Nothing of note there. I've been able to keep up with things pretty well. Enough that I have a steady stream of stuff to do without being too overwhelmed or having too much idle time on my hands. An even keel is what we likes, preciousssss...

Now, to try to catch the episode I missed of Legend of the Seeker. More shirtless Richard to ogle. *rubs hands together with evil glee and lustful glint in eye*

Birthdays Today: Kirstie Alley
Emmy Award-winning actress
b: 1955 -

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Well, work today was... interesting. First, I get six days worth of charges to post. Thick ones too. Then, I find out that I'll no longer be posting payments on a regular basis. Sooooo, I'll be doing strictly charge posting unless it's the EOM or if someone needs a hand or something. One of the girls will be leaving for maternity leave soon, so all of us will be taking up the slack in that area. Also, it's the new electronic payments.

OK, I admit, I have two guilty pleasures: the new 90210 and Privileged. I never watched the original of the former, but the new one is kinda compelling. Hey, one is allowed a guilty pleasure or two in one's lifetime.

DON'T JUDGE ME!!!
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RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!!!!!

Bertha is offshore, kicking our asses. I know I said I'd never complain about the rain anymore, but C'MON!! Enough of this shit!! My shoes are drenched!

On the plus side, it's the perfect weather for a nice mug of hot cider/tea!

I've been playing some of Super Mario Bros. on my DS. It's pretty fun, even though I don't seem to get very far. I like Giant!Mario because he just smashes anything in his path! Fun!

I've been trying to remember that the final week of Avatar:The Last Airbender is this week. I'd been watching it on and off over the past few years (mostly because I kept forgetting when it was on TT_TT) and I've come to a semi-disturbing conclusion: I have a bit of a crush on Zuko. Especially since he's done his Heel Face Turn and has sided with the Avatar and his gang. I like him even better since he grew his hair out. Needless to say I didn't care for his Prince Xizor topknot. I'm not particularly shipping anyone, so I can avoid all that disaster. Yeesh!

We had our cable box upgraded today. I was done remotely via the headquarters. So far the menu it's been more aesthetic changes. I don't get a chance to watch TV in the living room all that much.

Today at work was... interesting. I came across an overage in my money posting and I double checked everything thoroughly and everything was as it's supposed to be, yet there is STILL an overage. So I had one of my co-workers help me and see if she could catch anything. She's pretty good at that sort of thing. Nada. Needless to say, this little snafu has stumped a number of people, myself included. When I left, it still wasn't resolved. If it were only a few cents, it wouldn't be a big deal, but it's almost $200.00!!! O_o

I made a few icons recently. A few Wall-E and Abe Sapien. ^__^ I want to use them, but I have to decide who to kick off...

Are you a nerd, geek or a dorK? )



O_o

Today in History: 1945
"Fat Boy", the experimental, plutonium bomb, exploded at 5:30 a.m. in the first U.S. test of an atomic bomb. The mushroom-shaped cloud rose to a height of 41,000 feet above the New Mexico desert at Alamogordo Air Base. All life in a mile radius had ceased to exist.
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Well, tonight we see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. *squee*

I was able to get off work few hours earlier because I had built up some overtime. I kinda cheated a bit by not clocking out for lunch all this week and the week prior. I'm trying to build up some hours for when I go on vacation in the next few months. But, almost everyone else does the same thing, so...

And mom and I watched the finale of Grey's Anatomy last night. Let's just say I was very satisfied with how it ended.

And, as a parting shot, I'd like to present you with the clip form Wednesday American Idol that amused me to no end.



Today in History: 1827
The first nursery school in the United States was established in New York City.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Jaina Solo)
Dr. Bailey is an EU fan!!!!!!

I love it when fandoms collide!!!
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bless me puppet)
Well, today was interesting.

But first, my weekend adventures.

Sat: Cleaned. The cleaning bug bit pretty hard, so the only thing to do when that happens is to act on it. I cleaned a few of my shelves in my room. I still have a few left over, but by that time, my cleaning fire was down to a flicker. I also vacuumed and scrubbed up the cat vomit remains in the carpet...

Sun: Church. Mom had taken some sort of Sinus medication and it left her drowsy, so she stayed home. Afterward, since she was still drowsy, I went out and bought the groceries I needed, including restocking on Pocky. I even remember to use the green bags we'd gotten. It's definitely getting into springtime because it was getting warmer out. Then the rain came and I made it home in the nick of time.

The rest of the day I spent sleeping mostly. You would've thought I was the one who'd taken the sinus meds or something. Mom woke me up in time to go to our group discussion.

I also watched the prequel Star Wars trilogy over the weekend as well as snippets of the LOTR trilogy and the new ep of BSG. I hope, if I ever get married that I find a husband is is tolerant of my geekiness. Let's face it, I know I'm not gonna find me a model type or anything, but someone who is adorkable and willing to geek out along with me.

So, back to today. I come into work and sit at my work area like I do everyday. I start to work, then suddenly, around lunchtime, I'm told by my boss that I'm being moved. Me and another lady are switching places. I'm not given a reason. So, I have to quit what I'm doing and gather all my stuff together and move to another office. Then I have to wait around for IT to remotely switch our computers, since I can't do any work unless they do. Eventually they switch everything over and I can get some work done. I did manage to put up all my pictures and stuff before I left, so now it looks more like my area now.

It's nice to have an actual desk now instead of a counter. And since I'm not in eye shot of the door, I won't get people pestering me all the time. So that'll be nice. Plus, the lady I share the space with is very nice and personable.

Tomorrow will a lot less dramatic. I have an allergy test though, so I'll see just how much of Florida I'm allergic to. Maybe it'll be bad enough where I'll be forced to move! Like, say, to Tennessee.

Workout today was odd. Mondays are usually full of people using the treadmills, so I walked the indoor track a bit. I spotted the cycle machines were open, so I thought to myself "I've been on those before. No problem!" I get on, set the workout display and start to pedal. Pretty soon, I realize I'm in trouble. For starters, it's getting harder to pedal and my legs are getting sore. I had originally set it for 25 minutes. I start to think, "No way! I'm dyin' here!" So I make it to 10 minutes and quit. I practically had to crawl away from the machine. So, no more bike for awhile.

Today in History: 1980
President Jimmy Carter broke off diplomatic relations with Iran and ordered out all Iranian embassy staff because of the detention of U.S. embassy hostages in Tehran.
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First of all, Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] rosehiptea. *tosses confetti*

It seems unreal that it's Friday already. Wow. And I really need to do my taxes this weekend. Yipes!

Mom and I played Wii bowling a little. She seemed to have fun. She played three games! She got a turkey last game. That would be three strikes in a row to you laymen. I have yet to get one! *wibbles*

Tonight is the premier of Battlestar Galactica. There will be NO interruptions whatsoever during the broadcast. I will be going on radio silence for an hour until it's over...

1967
Johnny Carson quit "The Tonight Show" on this night. He returned three weeks later with an additional $30,000 a week.
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I went to see my cousin in the hospital today after work. She has a congenital heart defect and she had to have a defibrillator installed not long ago. Well, she was with her sisters and it went off a couple of times. So she was taken to the hospital and is waiting for a bed to open up at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. She may need surgery. The exact name of her condition is Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis aka Hypertrophic Cardiomyopothy. The thing is, she's only 19 and pretty healthy otherwise. She also has a severe learning disability and isn't in school and unable to work, so she has no insurance to cover the expenses.

I'm doing the laundry and getting ready to pack for this weekend. We're going to see Michael Bublé tomorrow evening in Orlando. We've decided to make a weekend thing out of it. We booked a room and we're going to my old college campus and see what changes have been made since I graduated. I think there's quite a few, actually. Then we're going to the mall and do some shopping. I know we have a mall here, but the ones there are bigger and have more stores to choose from. Plus, I wanna see if the new LOTF book is out yet. I've heard a few people have gotten their mitts on a copy already. *eyes [livejournal.com profile] rurouni_jedi*

I didn't go to the gym today because of the Red Tide. Urgh...

Did anyone watch Lost last night? Whoa!

spoiler cut of spoilerificness )

Well, I have laundry to check on. I'll most likely be bringing my laptop with me, so I'll still be able to keep in touch over the weekend.

Today in History: February 22, 1924
In the United States, Calvin Coolidge became the first president to broadcast from the White House. The speech was broadcast on 42 stations.
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Naruto's 'rents *squeeeee*)
Guess what I'll be doing this weekend?







That's right! It finally came! I'm really excited. I saw some video of people playing it on wii. com and it looks super fun!


Guess what else came! My new laptop bag!! It's just the right size! It even has a cell phone pocket and a cup holder inside!

under here! )

The majority of my weekend was spent watching a mini-marathon of The Office. Such fun. I also was loaned a couple of Tori DVD's to watch as well. I need to find a time to watch them sometime too, although I might buy me a set of my own!

Of course, a good chunk of my weekend was spend basking in the glow of being right! I was posting on my fandom journal [livejournal.com profile] ryudoshi about the three volumes of Naruto I bought and read. I was looking up images on Wikipedia to explain about my theory about Naruto being the son of the Fourth Hokage. Well, imagine my surprise when it was indeed confirmed to be true. Of course, the fact that they looked so similar was a big honkin' clue right there. We also "meet" his mommy, whom he gets his surname and his personality from.

Seeing as this was apparently unveiled in September sometime thereabouts and considering I've been a bit removed from the fandom while the anime is airing the fillers here in the US, this isn't new. But to me, it is! so yay!

Evidence! )

And I naturally got new icons...

And a happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ichiban_victory!!

Word of the Day: zibeline
Pronunciation: /ZIB·el·line/
:a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair, alpaca, or camels hair

snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Virginity!)
Just a short post since it's usually later than I usually post.

The dinner thingy at mom's church went fine. The food wasn't too bad, which I was worried about since I'm such a picky eater. Not as bad as I was, though. The introvert in me was making itself known however as it usually does in cases like these. I did show my lightsaber to the minister. He was very impressed, I must say. I told you my mom wants one, right?

However, when I got home, things soured considerably. I discovered one of my cats (I have a feeling I know which one) pooped on my bed. I wasn't pleased in the slightest. I have no idea what brought this on, but I told her I wasn't happy. I have banished her from my room until further notice. She has to regain my trust before I'll consider allowing her back in. Luckily I had a cover sheet on.

And I heard that GreatestJournal may be folding, so I have to see what entries from it I want to keep and have them transferred. I wasn't using it that much anyway except for another attempt at a manga journal. You see how well that worked out...

I watched the TBS reruns of The Office last night, and it was the one where Jim confesses his feeling to Pam!! *wibbles* The scene where she gently turns him down, I sniffed, "Aww, he's actually crying!!" T_T Then, the kiss!! *squee* I was thinking, "I'd totally go out with a guy like Jim."

Oh! And I got your card today, [livejournal.com profile] soleta_nf!! I like the stickers!

Word of the Day: matrix
Pronunciation: /MAY-triks/
n : a mold or die, or that which within something originates, takes form, or develops
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Ahiru & Fakir -- twirl)
Man, it seems like every weekend I have gets sucked away... *siiiiigh* Saturday was mostly spent running errands, but they needed to be done. Before that though, mom went to her Weight Watchers meeting and I was catching up on some shows I had recorded but never got a chance to watch before.

We went to the camera store and mom was drooling over a camera case she wants. We then had lunch at a nearby diner where we ate the the counter, which I though was kinda fun. I liked watching the servers banter with the customers, each other and the cooking staff. That's the people watcher in me.

We then went to Best Buy to look at washer/dryers. I also bought the Bleach box set and a few other DVD's. I saw the Guitar Hero III on the shelves and subsequently drooled.

We then got groceries and called it a day. We didn't get home until about 4:30 or so. I spent the rest of the day mostly watching my Bleach episodes.

Sunday I woke to discover that a bird (or, more likely an entire FLOCK) decided to use my car as target practice. So I had to drive to church with my car marked up. *fnarl*

After church got out, I grabbed a bite and went home, ate and changed my clothes. Then I took my car to get washed of it's new "paint job." After that, I went home, started on some laundry and uploaded more CD's onto my iTunes.

I also watched the first disk of Princess Tutu. I LOVE it!!! *squeeee* Duck is so adorkable!! And I think I have a slight crush on Fakir. I was so enamored (even from just watching the first five episodes) that I bought the yet-to-be released box set from Amazon! I know the series gets darker as it progresses, but I have a feeling it's a definite keeper.

And I bought gas today after work... at $3.12 a gallon!!!!!! Holy !#*@#$&&)@#(!!!!!

New episode of Heroes tonight. After last week's shocker, I wonder what other surprises are in store?


ETA: I forgot to mention that I was successful in my search for Michael Bublé tickets! Yay! And they're on the lower tier!

Word of the Day: malevolent
Pronunciation: /muh-LEV-uh-lunt/
adj : exhibiting or wishing harm to others; malicious

snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Yuya; Saskue and Tora -- WTF!)
RE: tonight's Heroes....


*mind: blown*


*sees brain matter all over wall*










Hiro, you are so boned...
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