mercy_angel_09: (Tamaki)
Got up and took a shower, and then I made breakfast. While sipping coffee I opened birthday cards and have spent most of today answering posts on Facebook and doing laundry.

And reading.

Husband is currently making dinner. Waffles, because they are least likely to upset my stomach since I've been nauseous since I went to Vegas last Wednesday. It could be nothing more than PMS, which sometimes likes to present with flu-like symptoms, or it could be pregnancy. No clue. We'll know tomorrow.
mercy_angel_09: (Luna Lovegood)
I went to go see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last night with [livejournal.com profile] sideshow_ericka since she wanted to see it again and I wanted to see it, period. Given the scope of the film, and of course various additions and expansions to make it mesh better with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it's definitely one of those movies that's best seen in theaters.

We went to a 9:00 PM showing, which meant that there were only a few people in the theater. I got a small bag of popcorn because I knew I'd get hungry and a small bottle of water so I could take my various pills at 9. I enjoyed it, liking the overall feel of the additions from the appendices from the Lord of the Rings and other supplemental materials, which again ties it in better with the trilogy. As we left the theater I knew I was ready to re-read the book.

In other news my new medications are helping me breathe better, but I'm still coughing. It's not nearly as bad nor as frequent as it was, but it's still niggling. Of course I've only been on the medication for less than a week, and I'm supposed to assess how I feel after a month. So far everything's fine, except the Flonase makes me really fuzzy for about an hour after I take it before it clears up and I'm fine.

Husband also scheduled eye appointments for me and him next week. I haven't had an actual eye exam in over a decade (I want to say my dad got me an exam when we were down in Miami for a visit because I had casually mentioned I hadn't had one since I was ten and that had been six or seven years prior), so clearly it's time. I don't think I need glasses (I can tell the grass still has individual blades), but a full exam certainly isn't going to hurt anything.

Woohoo!

Jan. 14th, 2013 02:14 pm
mercy_angel_09: (Banner/Stark Lab Romance)
Got my test results back. Everything is normal, but I'll be constantly monitored to make sure there isn't any adrenal gland dysfunction.

Which beats surgery any day of the week.
mercy_angel_09: (WSU Cougars)
The Cougs won the Apple Cup.

In overtime.

JFC I can't take this anymore.
mercy_angel_09: (One Little Kiss)
Respond to this post and I shall:

1. Tell you why I friended you.

2. Associate you with something.

3. Tell you something I like about you.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.

5. Associate you with a character/pairing.

6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.

7. Tell you my favourite userpic of yours.

8. Tell you that you must post this in your own journal.
mercy_angel_09: (Deadpan Snarker David Bowie)
So I got on Tumblr this morning to find that Steven Moffat deleted his twitter. Needless to say, a few of the blogs I follow weighed in on the fact, most of it boiling down to Steven Moffat is/isn't a misogynistic douche canoe.

Honestly, maybe my criteria for a misogynist is off, but I've seen people calling him out for it and others saying that they're just being overly sensitive.

So, perhaps someone on my F-list who is more in tune with what's going on will please explain. I understand that The Moff is busy and that being constantly talked at/harassed on Twitter could take away from or distract from whatever it is that he's doing. I can also understand that after a while you can get tired of the bullshit and decide to get away with it.

Honestly, IMO, it's his twitter feed and he can delete it if he feels so inclined. But I still don't understand why people are claiming it's because he's a misogynist.
mercy_angel_09: (TARDIS)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] trystan830! Hope it's a great one!
mercy_angel_09: (Momo Yojimbo)
Actually, I kid.

But I have stayed up until two AM reading fanfiction, so make of that what you will.

With my husband fishing with his dad this weekend, I've been hanging out at the Amorra TinyChat talking to the lovely ladies (and the few lads) and all in all BSing about stupid things and asploding from Amorra related feels. Don't judge me. Since Amorra is my crack!ship of choice (mainly because it gets all the awesome fanfic and fanart), I've decided to actually participate in fandom for a change. And I've been loving every God damn second of it.

In other news, today I shall clean the apartment, which includes, but is not limited to, doing the dishes, scrubbing the bathroom, and putting the guest room back in order after tearing it apart to get to something in a box that was shoved back in the corner.

Oy with the poodles already.

Anyway.

I shall turn on Pandora on the HTPC while I work because I always do better with music to motivate me. And since I'm home alone I don't have to worry about if my music annoys my husband or not.
mercy_angel_09: (America Hetalia)
So the crud I got in New York isn't going away, so tomorrow I'm hauling my happy ass into the walk-in clinic to make sure it hasn't developed into something worse than just a cold. The coughing has remained painfully constant, despite the rest of my symptoms clearing up in a normal amount of time. As a result my throat is often irritated and sore, leaving me feeling miserable and kind of grouchy.

There is the saving grace of sitting and watching the Olympics, though. NBC's coverage is absolute shit, of course, but I'll take what I can get. I would much rather that all NBC/Universal affiliate stations would do coverage (not just MSNBC and Bravo) rather than NBC trying to "market" us the Olympics as some sort of "product." It's the fucking Olympics - they only happen every two years and limiting coverage and only showing us the "good parts" isn't exactly going to win you a lot of praise from the public. Because while you might not think that we want to watch the shooting or the archery, you'd be surprised at how many people want to see those events.

Other than being sick and watching the Olympics, things are blessedly quiet. I don't have anything going on for another two weeks, which is when I head to Portland for a friend's wedding. Hopefully my new SLR will be here by then. I'm planning on hiking waterfalls (again!) and taking photos. This time with something resembling a professional grade camera. I might need to take some private lessons with either my mother or [livejournal.com profile] forgotten_relic so that I know what I'm doing and how to work my camera, but I think it'll be worth it in the long run.

Also, I'm hoping that I can start selling my prints. (Yes, you too can buy my stuff - currently at devART which takes a cut of the sale but you can buy my stuff. Please buy my stuff?) I need to look into art fairs and seeing about submitting my work into local galleries and hopefully get something going.
mercy_angel_09: (Momo Yojimbo)
In response to this meme, I got the following from [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon:

Another info dump! )
mercy_angel_09: (Sheelos Flirt)
In response to this meme I was given the following list from [livejournal.com profile] dqbunny:

Info dump ahead!  )
mercy_angel_09: (Luna Lovegood)
Shamelessly swiped from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] dqbunny.

Comment to this post saying "FIVE!" and I will pick five things I would like you to talk about. They might make sense or be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself, hopefully for the rest of eternity!
mercy_angel_09: (Default)
So, on Tumblr there's this meme going around called, "Everything sounds better when you add 'but everything changed when the fire nation attacked' at the end of a sentence."

This was followed by these:

It's sort of like adding in bed to the end of a fortune from a fortune cookie. )


Which lead me to do this:

I am going to a special hell for this. These are terrible. And hilarious. )
mercy_angel_09: (Zelgius Armor)
Years ago I inherited a dresser. It's nothing spectacular, and if I had to guess it was built using leftover apple crates. I think it was made by my great-grandfather in the late thirties or early forties. And I still have no idea how I ended up with it. I do know that no matter how ratty the damn thing got my mother refused to get rid of it, so years ago my step-dad sighed and painted it before putting new pulls on it.

Of course when I moved out I got to take everything that was in my bedroom with me - including the dresser. The paint was starting to flake and one of the pulls had fallen off, so my husband asked if we could strip it, sand it down, and then repaint it. Since we repainted a bookcase a few summers back, I didn't really see an issue with that. Of course the contents of the dresser are currently strewn about guest room - mostly various cosplay pieces.

With most everything stripped and sanded down, I started repainting the drawers yesterday. I got one coat of paint on yesterday after getting done with my various other errands and tasks, and then realized that the second coat wouldn't be done by the time my husband got home from work. With his bike not having a kickstand he can't store it in the little shed our complex has for bikes, so it lives on our balcony. Which is also where we're currently trying to refinish this dresser.

Three coats of paint later the drawers are done, which means I need to finish sanding the dresser, but I need to ask my husband what parts need to be finished. I think he's got the top done, which means I just have to get the last of the paint off of the sides and then I can repaint that sucker. With summer here (finally - it's been spring since mid-March), the weather is perfect for getting all of this done. Also, I want my dresser back.

In other news, I'm going to be helping a friend at the pub at the local Scottish Fest on Saturday, so I have to wait until Monday to see the latest episode of Korra. I've never actually attended Scottish Fest before, which is kind of sad seeing as I'm of Scottish descent. (No, really. I know I talk about my Cuban heritage a lot, but I can trace my family to Clan Campbell, thank you very much, in just two generations. It also explains the ginger highlights that are in my hair naturally. I've just opted to go red all over with a little help from a bottle.) I'm going to be sitting at the entrance of the pub checking wrist bands to make sure that no underage kids get in. I imagine it'll be a drunker, if not as smelly, experience not unlike checking badges in the game rooms at Anime Expo. I'll be doing it with my friend [livejournal.com profile] travellyr, and I'll also get a couple of breaks where I can actually go out and check out the rest of the Fest. I want to see if I can find a scarf in my clan tartan. (Look up the Campbell tartan, it's freakin' gorgeous.)
mercy_angel_09: (Tohru's Happy)
I've made it absolutely no secret here that I love to cook. I've posted numerous entries of either recipes or experiences in trying/making new foods.

I was talking to my family last week about my cooking (my brother and his girlfriend were up from Florida and as a result my mother invited her parents along with me and my husband over for dinner). It came up over the course of the evening's chatter, about how I had been cooking pretty much since I could read well enough to follow recipes. Hell, I got my first cookbook for my fifth birthday - before I started kindergarten.

I still have that cookbook, twenty-three years later. It's well used - the cardstock pages have warped and discolored due to years of spills - and I realized that I still default to it for lots of recipes. If I'm making brownies from scratch, I'm using this cookbook. Mashed potatoes? Muffins? Homemade "fried" chicken? A quick refresher on the finer points of cooking eggs? A strawberry butter to put on French toast?

I've managed to collect a number of cookbooks since - my husband and I have a great affinity for the basics along with a few niche ones. I have an entire cookbook for the slow cooker, another deals exclusively with snacks to serve with tea. We also look for recipes to try online. Blessed is the Internet that provides us with inspiration.

But it doesn't matter how old I get, the "kid's" cookbook that I got for my fifth birthday is still the one I go to for the basics. I've really been using it when it comes to steaming vegetables. No joke, the section is titled "Non-Yucky Vegetables" and gives you the proper cooking times for an assortment of veggies with the goal of getting them hot but not steaming the bejeezus out of them so that they're roughly the same consistency of baby food in your mouth. And even now it's a God send.

Sometimes wonder if I should have gone into culinary school rather than getting a B.A. in history...
mercy_angel_09: (Samus and Snake High Five)
My car is clean. Like, make sure you're wearing some sort of protective eyewear when you look it because it's so damn shiny.

The weather this spring has been absolute crap and I just now got a good enough forecast to allow for me to wash my car to the nth degree. My husband started early, washing his car and then doing the clay polish on it, followed by waxing it. After I dragged myself out of bed (rather reluctantly because my bed was nice and cozy and the idea of sleeping forever seemed really good) and fed myself, I forced myself to go for a bike ride. Once I got home and showered, I took some time to have coffee, followed by quickly throwing stuff in the dishwasher and running it before going to wash my car so it could also get the polish and wax.

And now my husband, sweetheart that he is, is changing the oil in my car as well as getting the headlight casings restored because they're cloudy and therefore not very effective.

I'm doing laundry (joy) and I should probably empty the dishwasher. Of course after being on my feet for most of the afternoon means that I really just want to sprawl on the bed and not move until tomorrow morning. Not that it's going to actually happen, mind you, because there is a boatload of laundry to do and I really shouldn't put off the dishes.

Even if I want to.
mercy_angel_09: (Banner/Stark Lab Romance)
I went to see The Avengers yesterday.

thasdnijhq832tja8dthnsduivauksg uihaedgpadgha h uidgfhuiasdgf asfh GUH.

Just go watch it. That is all on that front, thank you. (Also, as it is a Marvel movie, sitting through the credits is a must.)

And also, ajismeskfiasnfdiasf *FLAIL* about yesterday's episode of Korra.

So I have this sort of not-so-cracked out theory... )

So...yeah. Korra is killing me dead with feelings.

In other news I have a food hangover (where you eat a lot of really delicious but decidedly bad for you food and then feel sick and miserable after but it was totally worth it because that food was delicious, damn it) so I'm currently sipping tea and reading trashy fanfiction because I can.

And also because I need to entertain myself while my mother in law watched an episode of CSI: Miami on VHS in my bedroom because her VCR isn't working.
mercy_angel_09: (Nathan)
My muse has a seriously case of Attention Deficit Oooh, Shiny!

She's currently been wrapped up in the Gundam Wing fandom and the Avatar: The Last Airbender fandom, leaving poor Haven high and dry.

But season three started shooting a few weeks ago, and Eric Balfour and Emily Rose are constantly tweeting photos and updates from the set. Suddenly my muse is all about finishing "Boxes in the Attic." This is a good thing, seeing as I'm down to the final chapter and the epilogue, and I started it early into season two.

I've always known how the story would go. I always knew it was about Nathan's journey, about making peace with his past, with his relationship with his father and his mother, and his developing feelings for Audrey. Obviously this became AU fairly early on as the fic developed its own path away from the series. And while a good deal of the problems have reached a decent amount of resolution within the first couple of chapters, I still feel that there are some things that he'll be sorting out in the last chapter, with the epilogue wrapping everything up. And yes, the goal is to get this finished by the time season 3 starts (which should be some time in June or July).

So! Onward!

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