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Feb. 21st, 2011

It's after midnight, and I am not all that tired. It isn't so much of a problem tonight, truth be told, because I don't have to work tomorrow. (Gotta love bank holidays, baby.) My sleep schedule has just been a little cracked out the past few days, and that does spell trouble for the rest of the week. I have to do the traveling for work thing this week, which requires me to be up earlier than usual. I'll be actually working, though, so I shouldn't have a problem staying awake once I get there. It's just the getting there and back that sometimes makes me a little sleepy.

It's been a very entertaining weekend, though. Thursday evening was a bit disastrous as far as things go in my household, so I was determined to spend as little time at home as I possibly could this weekend. Friday after I got off work, I went shopping with Kelly. I managed to avoid buying anything. (I'm trying not to spend too much money, but my self-control is usually very poor.) Once the mall closed, we stopped at Sean's, her boyfriend, work and hung out there for nearly an hour. No one cares if we hang around, especially since we don't usually do it that often. Kelly had to work Saturday, but Sean didn't, so he and I went out for an excursion of our own. We went to Toys R Us and a different mall. I did buy a toy: Drift. He is a freaking gorgeous toy. His hip doors are incredible. A few of Sean's friends live in the area down there, so we had lunch with them. Today I did spend a little time with my parents. We went to church together. We've been doing that every Sunday for a few months now. I really enjoy it. I ended up going to lunch with a few of my church friends before going over Kelly's to hang out with her and Sean yet again.

I don't have anything too exciting planned for my day off tomorrow. I might go to the mall around here and look for a ring. Hopefully I'll get to spend most of the day reading.

I'm doing a thing this year. I'm trying to read 75 new books. I've got eight books under my belt so far. I'm a little behind schedule. I got stuck reading a 600 page long monster. I'm going to start a book tomorrow that Kelly lent to me. I'm a little upset that I'm traveling for work this week because I won't get to borrow Catching Fire from my co-worker. We've both read The Hunger Games, but I don't have Catching Fire or Mockingjay because they're not in paperback yet. He didn't have any problem buying the hard covers and is kind enough to lend them to me. Yay book sharing.

I hesitate to say I will be updating frequently. Every time I say that it never happens. I really was just looking for a bit of a distraction from something while I was working my way towards being tired. I'm trying to be on my computer less during the day, just saving it for a little while before going to sleep. I'll be honest, Farmville usually takes up a crapload of time, so I end up doing that for most of the time I allow myself. We'll see what happens, because the novelty of Tumblr is starting to wear off and I need something to do while things harvest and plant.

Happy President's Day!
I'm in the car with the family on the way to Ocean City. We're technically taking Dad for his birthday, even though it was last month. It should be fun, but should be and end upp being are two very different things. Things have been good lately, so I expect it to be a decent weekend.

Really, I just wanted to see how well it would work out posting from my phone. It's pretty nice so far. I tried to upload some on Doctor Who season 5 to my phone, but it apparently was the wrong format. I will be reading a lot of fic on my phone this weekend. *laughs* Nanashi is still a little under the weather since I haven't been able to buy him a new battery. He's not holding a charge at all. I couod have brought Delia, but I didn't really have time to look for her. (She's little. She gets lost.)

I fall more in love with this phone every day. I really need to choose a name for him. I was considering Jack, after the good Captain Harkness, but I don't relish the idea of calling him that and getting people confused. They look at me funny enough when I say hello to Zerox. (Except for Sean and Kelly, who are kind enough to call him by name as well.)

Anyway, off to go read fic. If you have any Who or NuTrek fic recs, I'd love to have them. :D
I hate waiting to do things.

I'm killing time right now, waiting to go to my friend Christina's. Then it's a long ass drive to Vienna, VA, but it will be totally worth it. We are going to see Lord of the Rings: Return of the King with a live orchestra playing the soundtrack. It's going to be so cool! I've just got half an hour until I need to leave. I've done pretty much everything I can do around my house while I'm waiting. *laughs*

I did go through with quitting riding last night. I drove around the county for an hour afterward, having a wee bit of a...not really identity crisis, but a moment of 'what am I doing with myself and my life' sort of moment. I spent some time in prayer, most of it just sort of telling God how inadequate I feel about things. It was good, though. It was necessary to get it all out. I felt a little better by the end, and I'm feeling even more better today too. I'm still on the lookout for something, but I know where to start.

I'm wearing the ring Kelly bought me with the happiest little riceball in the world on it. That's another reason to smile about today.
I'm thinking about stopping my horseback riding lessons. I like going, and I don't really want to stop, but the barn isn't working for me. They wanted to change my lesson day, and it doesn't really work for me to do that. Especially because they aren't having it on a specific day anymore. Tuesday was the best day for me to take it because of my schedule. They don't want to do it on Tuesday anymore, so last week I didn't have a lesson at all and this week it's tonight, stopping me from finding friends to hang out with tonight or finding something to do with myself period. And I don't know if they'll have a timeslot for me next week either, so I might have to skip next week too.

I'm going to talk to them tonight before my lesson, tell them this isn't working for me. I don't even know if I want to work anything out with them. The person who was teaching my lessons on Tuesday was just not working well to begin with. I just don't feel like she was helping me all that much. She never really yelled at me or anything, but she would tell me conflicting instructions, and then we'd get frustrated with each other when it didn't work.

I think I'm going to quit tonight, spend the fall and winter trying to get into shape, and see what the spring brings me. I haven't been able to catch up on my bills all summer because of lessons, and at this rate, I won't be able to go anywhere next year, just like I wasn't able to go anywhere this week. I love going places on my vacation, and I don't want to sacrifice these things. I'd rather sacrifice my lessons.

I really wasn't working towards anything specific. It was just about having fun and enjoying myself. There's places around here where I can pay to go on trail rides every now and then that won't be too expensive and it'll still be fun. Much more relaxed too.

I think that's what I'm going to do. That feels right. Quit, go for a trail ride every now and then, and save my money for going on vacation. And hey, I can always go back if I change my mind. Or even find a new place to ride.

I really want to go to England next year, and that's going to cost a pretty penny.
It is a beautiful day outside, and I've spent all of it sitting around doing mostly nothing. I love it. Vacation is the best. I'm spending most of this afternoon watching How I Met Your Mother. Might play some video games.

I have gone through a whole bunch of stuff on my computer and put it onto discs. The damn thing has been acting up lately, so hopefully cleaning it up a bit will help. I'm praying the battery isn't going bad on me. It's having trouble holding a charge.

I really didn't have too much of a point to this, I just wanted to try out the crossposting thing.
I'm completely enjoying being lazy right now. I'm on vacation all this week, so I don't have to do anything until next Monday. It's weird not to be going somewhere, but I've got plans for what little money I have right now. Get paid on Friday, but that's a little too late to do anything. The Renn Faire started a few weekends ago, so I've at least got that to look forward to soon. Schedules are going to be shifting around at work or I'd be figuring out which weekend I have to work and I'd be trying to coordinate my friends by now. I say it frequently, but it still holds true that it is so hard to work things out so our schedules all align and we can do stuff together.

I do have plans with Sean and Kelly this afternoon and tomorrow, though. We're marathoning Doctor Who. I got them into it a few weeks ago, but they can't watch it often at Kelly's because her mom won't let them. She doesn't like the music. Crazy. But at any rate, it makes it so I get to watch it with them, and it's fun to watch with other people.

I think I'm going to need to get myself a Doctor Who icon. I've already tricked out my new phone with Doctor Who stuff. (I've got the Droid 2 and I looooooooove it.) My wallpaper is Eleven and the colored Daleks. My text notification is the TARDIS sound. I will completely admit to looking around occasionally and making sure the real TARDIS isn't appearing nearby. I JUST HAVE TO CHECK, OK.

I got the mysetrious brown stain off my seat in Zerox too. I think it was either spilled soda or melted chocolate. It's hard to tell with my car. *laughs* I gave him a wash and wax last week, and Mom found the Armor-All to clean the interior of her truck today while we were washing and waxing it for her, so I cleaned it while we had it out.

Happy Labor Day, by the way, ya'll. I'm off to go clean up a bit before Sean comes over.
So, LJ, it's been awhile. I really don't have all that much to say. Nothing too exciting has been happening. Really I just wanted to make this post to throw in my two cents about this new crossposting feature.


There's a reason I keep my LJ separate from my Facebook. (Twitter and LJ are mostly the same people, and I'm not too arsed about the Twitter cross posting.) I keep it separate because there's noooo way I want my family to get an idea of my fangirlishness. It's enough that they know I'm into things. They don't need to know about the squeeing and the fic reading and all that. Plus I post a lot of personal stuff about my parents and sister that I don't want them to see.

Now, I could f-lock my whole journal, but I don't like to do that. I like having all of it out in the open, because I'm comfortable sharing all of that with the random people I meet on LJ. It frustrates me a bit to find a completely locked journal, to tell the truth, because how am I to decide if I want to friend somebody if I can't read more about them, right? I mean, I understand why people do, it's just one of the reasons I won't. I hardly mention that I have an LJ anymore because I don't want people I know IRL to ask about it.

I'm not too crazy about the pingbacks thing either, but I don't expect people to ever link my entries.

I'm getting most of my info from cleolinda by the way, if you're looking for more stuff about it.

Vote in a poll about it here: community.livejournal.com/thequestionclub/86168785.html

ETA: I will say that a lot of user reaction is probably a little overkill, but it depends on how separate they keep their lists. I think crossposting no matter who's doing it should be disabled for f-locked entries, but if it's a public entry and you don't connect your own Facebook, you should be okay. I mean, even if someone posts a comment that leads back to your entry on Facebook, if Facebook doesn't know who to link that LJ to, there shouldn't be any way for it to lead back to your name on Facebook itself, unless I'm just missing something.

Also, I only have ONE friend on Facebook that is also an LJ friend. So as long as she doesn't crosspost a comment from my LJ onto her Facebook, there shouldn't be anyway it shows up in my newsfeed at all, and it won't show up in anyone in my family's newsfeed either. I keep entirely separate lists because I don't want my fandom life talked about on Facebook. I have a feeling most LJ users are like that. So. Not so much a problem.

I don't plan on leaving LJ any time soon like I've seen some people threatening to do. Where else would fandom go but LJ? It's taken years for LJ to get to be a fandom central place. I don't see that chaning quickly.

Jul. 1st, 2010

I swear I'm working on a post with some actual content. I've been busy this week, so I haven't even started sorting through my photos from Disney and Botcon. I'm just doing this real quick while I'm watching White Collar. (I really need fic of this show. I'm about to start hunting.) 

Book ListCollapse )


Going on vacation tomorrow! Disney World  and Botcon here I come!!

Book list update before I go..Starred the ones that are rereadsCollapse )

I have four days left until vacation. Four days until I leave my house for a blissful, slightly nerve-wracking, mostly exciting week away from my home and family. A week away from the stress and all the daily nonsense to just enjoy my life.

In four days, I will be in Disney World. But before that happens, I have to pack. Before I can pack, I must make a list.

I’ve come to realize I have a special relationship with this list. See, I never, ever make lists for things. I hate lists with a passion. Unless it’s vacation time. Then I make a list of things I still need to get in order to be 100% prepared for my vacation. I love this list. I write it on a piece of scrap paper or a post it note. The top few items are written nicely because its things I know I need; the last few are scribbled as I’m walking into WalMart because I’ve forgotten them until right now.

I fill up my cart, I check things off, and I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. One little list completed makes my day so very happy because I can finally be ready to go on vacation. (Well, after I pack anyway. Packing never happens until the night before when I’m so excited I can’t stand it anymore.)

I put off making this list until mostly last minute too. If I make it too soon, the excitement of completing it won’t carry me over until packing night. So, with four days left, it’s just about time to start my list.