swordmage: (Approval!)
So, under the cut is my tattoo as of last night/this morning. It's still looking a bit nasty, and I'll be getting some of it touched up I think, but overall, quite pleased. The original is a Scythian design, and this looks like a nicely cleaned up version of it.

Beastie! )
swordmage: (zombie sheep)
And I swear, I've nothing to do with it.


Seems the long and short of it Amazon is going through and removing sales ranks for books that contain "adult content". This seems to be anything having to do with LGBT themes.

Shame upon me, little liberal college girl for not getting up in arms about it (*grin*), but I figured some people may be interested/want to know/etc. I don't have the patience right now to sit down and read *everything* - so forgive me for being vague. i'm catching up on ethicurean and food times I don't honestly know anyone on the flist this affects, but there are a few who'd likely be interested/care.

Besides, if I'm going ranty about book-related stuff - currently I'd rather do it over Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. While good, she's getting on my nerves a bit.
swordmage: (Lyra and Iorek)
So, I'm fairly sure I've got a low-level something in my system. Eyes are no longer watery, but the throat is uber-scratchy. And I forgot that when I'm like this, dairy in general isn't too good (I feel worse, usually), so the ice cream is sitting in the freezer.

After I got done with Alvernon Optical, I was feeling shitty, so I just came home and lazed about. I did actually finish the school-work I needed to at about 8:30.

[livejournal.com profile] domnall's home, as 40k was cancelled. He found this out after he got there, but oh well. I think minis are going to be painted this weekend.

I've got Cloverfield on. Reminds me I'd like to sit down and watch Alias from beginning to end. On the TV front, Dollhouse will either be quite good or oh god no. The first episode shown didn't grab me 100%.

Of course, the only things I watch with serious regularity are Fringe, Top Chef, and Top Gear. Everything else kind of piles up.

Hrmm... it just ended. Felt shorter than it was.

I'm hoping to get my credit card paid off in the next few months. This will happen because I want it to damn it. Besides, then I can order more linen guilt-free.

I'm looking forward to Watchmen. Muchly. Hopefully, will see Coraline this weekend.

Am also debating building an open-air clay/brick/etc oven at my dad's place for baking experiments.

The NyQuil is kicking in. Night all.
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Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

How did I not see it before? It's quite amusing.

And, incidentally, reminds me I'm rather behind on the Guild.
swordmage: (For the future)
Today was nice and productive, granted not in the "clean from top to bottom and eeeepppp!" way.

Managed to find something to wear to the wedding we're going to next week (thank gods). Figure I'll just dredge up some shoes - I should have some somewhere.

[livejournal.com profile] domnall also bought a bike, which is quite nice. If nothing else, the usage of less gas causes joy. We went over to R&R Bicycle, which I'm certainly going to recommend. The guy was knowledgeable, nice, and overall a good experience. With luck, may get a bike closer to the end of the summer/beginning of the school year - will certainly be going back.

In other news, I worked a few hours on Friday at WACC. Certainly a different type of job - I was mainly pulling out staples and labeling folders. Surprisingly, government memos are kind of interesting/funny. It's odd the sheer quietness of the archives, and the building is taking a bit of getting used to. But I quite think I'll like it.

Also, I should post the recipe for cream cheese brownies (affectionately referred to as "crack" by [livejournal.com profile] domnall) from Nigella Lawson. Plus, the 36 Hours in the Times this week is Vienna. *drool*

Got the first wedding gift the other day - this is vaguely off-putting. (In fairness, it's a lovely pair of crystal candlesticks. Which won't get used until we've got a house, but still...)
swordmage: (:P)
Bacon Flowchart

I am amused.
swordmage: (Abomination)
I currently have a minor infatuation with the song Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone.

Otherwise known as "Numa Numa."

Yay! for Moldovian dance tracks...
swordmage: (Accio Brain)
I finally ported all my bookmarks to Firefox.

I love.
swordmage: (have a nice day)
So I signed the lease on an apartment on Friday. Small studio, but I completely fell in love with it. It's about a 20 minute walk from the RTIP offices, in a building called The Castle Apartments. (Yes, I'm well aware the decor on the inside falls on the side of kitsch, but I don't care. It's sort of cute.) The main point is that it's mine. Yes, it's also probably a little more than I wanted to spend, but in the long run, I think it'll be woth it. The building and neighborhood are quiet, utilities are included (though I need to get internet and cable), I've got a kitchen (gas stove!), a decent amount of storage space, and so on. Hell, it's not like I'm planning on hosting any major parties in the future...

So a word to the flist who lives in Tucson - come early June, you may be asked to give me a hand moving things from my dad's place to my new one. I"m getting a couch, chair, table, tv, etc... The couch and the table are the main things I'll need help with. It's a 6 ft couch and the table's large and heavy. I'll need a hand or two... *grins*

I also need to book my flights to and from Providence. Only going back east for a few days (three or four, leaning more towards three). I intend on getting down to New York and the Met while I'm there. The Armoured Horse show I've been dying to see stays up until January 2007, and there's also one of Tibetan Armour right now. Between those, the permanent armour, Islamic, and Eastern collections, and the Cloisters (which I've never been to), I can make a good excuse. Hell, it's the frakking Metropolitan Museum of Art. The excuse I've not been there in a long time alone is enough to warrant a trip.

Now I need to look up bus fare down there, as the MU will be working and Pippa will be in school (not that she could drive). RI flisters - possibly feel up to a weekday trip to NYC for the Met in mid-May?

I also gave my two weeks notice at work. I'm sorry, but the amount of money I've been making there isn't worth it. Besides, I won't have work study this summer. Don't get me wrong, I love the job (even if I do complain), but I just don't think I can manage it. I'll miss seeing Pickle though. Need to make sure I stop by and see her.

Friday also meant I got to see Dr. Who. *SQUEEE!* I wish I had SciFi in my room, but nooo. It's pretty andd shiny, and YAY!

Anyway - Saturday I saw the Santa Anita Derby. Went off just before I headed to work. Hrrmm... wish I saw the Wood as well. Brother Derek looked nice, no doubt about it. Jon appears to be backing Point Determined as a longshot in a few weeks. Dad said the Wood was a better race - I'll need to watch the replay when I get a chance. My schedule has meant I've not been able to watch any of the preps (bad Willa!) and so have just been absorbing the relevent information in the Office as I go along. And much thanks to Jon (who I know won't read this) for keeping me informed.

Sunday was WOWTBG at [livejournal.com profile] nicodeamos's place. Such a fun game. Sadly, the Horde ([livejournal.com profile] nicodeamos, [livejournal.com profile] taranos, and [livejournal.com profile] hamner) beat the Alliance [livejournal.com profile] matterntm, [livejournal.com profile] domnall, and myself), but it was pretty close. I'm fond of the Night Elf warrior I played both times, but I think next game I may like to change... Of course, being a magic user would mean no mail, and I do love my mail...

On a final note - The Fray isn't half-bad. I'll admit that I fell in love with the single and then downloaded the CD off of Demonoid. Their lyrics aren't as complex as I tend to favor, but still aren't as insipid or simple as most pop stuff out there. I will admit that, as of late, when I pick up new things that could be considered of the "popular" they tend to veer more toward the stuff that comes across the pond. Seems to be of a better quality, even if these guys won't stick around beyond a single album or possibly two. But then again, how many pop bands do...?

I've also downloaded Adium. Works the same as Trillium or any other program that allows you to have multiple messenger systems (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, etc) open at the same time. So now I'll actually be on MSN sometimes! ([livejournal.com profile] lightpoint, this means my on MSN time will reflect my online time... You'll actually be able to talk to me real time. I expect you to be around sometime... *grins*)

And on a final note - my braces come off a week from tomorrow! I thought it was tomorrow, but that's what I get for not looking at my calender. *sheepish grin*
swordmage: (Default)
I have Nutella.

If I complain of feeling sick in the next few days, blame it.

chocolate-hazelnutty goodness... it is great...
swordmage: (Whee!!)
warm starbucks doubleshots just don't taste quite right...
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A Water Bottle
A very loving Poland springs
Water bottle
It has a sports cap
Last seen wearing a green label like
Please send all information to the RTIP
Office, as there is a heartbroken girl
anxiously waiting news.

I've been meaning to post this for awhile.
swordmage: (I Will Fall To The Ground)
I'm cold.

Hands are cold, and I'm wearing a sweatshirt and under a blanket.

Did I mention how wrong this is?

On the brighter side of things, I've got Croupier, which is a very good movie with Clive Owen about gambling. And things being a little but off. Highly recommended.

Going to dinner tonight with friends from RI. Mrs. D'Urso worked in the library ar the Abbey and in the course of all the time I spent there, we became good friends. She and her husband come out here yearly for her husband's business (I think he worls for Raytheon), and they're here for a few days before going to visit their kids in LA. Apparently, they're also looking at houses while they're in town - which is nice. I'm very fond of them quite nice people, and I'm looking forward to seeing them.

This segways into the fact that I've got to go look at a few apartments this week and early next. Time to commandeer my dad and his car and be productive! Woot!

And on a side note (relevent to probably only one person reading this) - thank you Yoda for smiling down on me as of late...
swordmage: (Whee!!)
Spring Break is upon us.


Last night was the season finale of Battlestar Galactica - exceedingly fun. I'm very excited for the next season. Which, sadly, isn't until October. *sniff*

Break plans involve many movie, much school work, and other things... *grin*
swordmage: (I Will Fall To The Ground)
And Spring Break starts in a week?

Something is wrong here.

Things have been mostly - quiet, for lack of a better word. There're several foals at work - yes, yes, you'll get pictures of them when I get around to it. Life and the normal parts of it are moving along at, for the most part, their usual pace. Time however, seems vastly speeded up. Not that I'm really complaining, mind you. *grin*

Plans for break? School work (oh shut up), garb stuff, and extensive movie watching with a friend or two.

And by the way - excuse the lack of cohesiveness. I slept for about three hours last night. I'm fully prepared to blame my east-facing room for that fact, even if there is a large building blocking most of the light.


Feb. 22nd, 2006 07:37 am
swordmage: (Aloof)
He's Not Bond!

Daniel Craig just doesn't look like Bond. Yes, there've been a few, but still, he's just lacking something.

I will of course, be seeing Casino Royale. My love of James Bond is great.

Hell, I've even sat through On Her Majesty's Secret Service - twice. granted though, i was all about diana rigg...

When all is said and done, I was rooting for Clive Owen. Now that man could be Bond.

swordmage: (Whee!!)
I'm going to Death Cab for Cutie and Franz Ferdinand next month!!! *bounces*

I'm going with Andrea (who was great and picked up the tickets), and it will be fun. Lovely little emo DCfC makes Willa happy.

Also - I'm off to Estrella tomorrow, so I won't be around until sometime Sunday. Lif is good.
swordmage: (have a nice day)
An interesting weekend. Good, but interesting. Started off with Battlestar Galactica on Friday night at [livejournal.com profile] avilina's place. Damn you girl! You have me addicted to BSG. *glares* As usual, a good time.

Slept in on Saturday morning, then went to work. That charming job I have which pays next to nothing and I work very hard at. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I do like my job, I really do. Don't think I'll keep it this summer, but it's good right now, not many hours (small annoyance) and not many days. *shrug*

I was then dragged out Saturday night. *headdesk* Let's not really talk about that one, shall we? Leave it at that I was going to kill someone, but have decided it's really not worth it. It was a few hours of annoyance, and then by the end, things got a bit better. Which was nice.

Though it meant I really slept in on Sunday. Where I also went to Rillito with dad, and met up with Jon and Pete (fellow RTIPers). Now that was a fun day. Rillito is one step up from the greyhounds. Really. Dad pointed out that it's as close to the (real) dogs as he wants to get. Still though, it's a fun place. Small track, only about six furlongs, and a mixed meet of Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. Please note, I know nothing about Quarter Horses. At all. near as I can tell, the strategy is "hang on for dear life as they bolt towards the finish." It's fast, without a doubt. But I don't htink I like it as much as Thoroughbreds.

Anyway, Rillito's bottom of the barrel. They race six weekends a year, and draw a decent crowd. Of course, that crowd is one that could be considered lousy by many standards. But it's a fun place to be. As Jon put it, though in a slightly different context (he'd been talking fair meets), there's a certain charm to it, it's more real.

Today was classes and such. Followed by a trip to the mall to get a new watch, as mine decided to die. *sigh* Now I'm watching The Statement, which is very good.
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Disney's Pixar takeover is boost for Jobs

If you know me, you know my hatred of Disney.

I'm not sure if I want to wail and gnash my teeth, or jump up and down. In additon the the $7.4bn Disney forked over, they gave Jobs a seat on the Board of Directors. This could be good, without a doubt, but I'm totally torn.

Reasoning behind it, I can appreciate - Disney will give Pixar what is probably a better deal then anyone else can give them when it comes to distribution of their stuff.

But a part of me is going total sell-out. Nooo!

Of course, this little fact, from the New York Times, makes me, for some reason, snicker.

The Walt Disney Company will buy Pixar in an all-stock transaction that makes Pixar CEO Steve Jobs Disney's largest shareholder.


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