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: (TARDIS)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] trystan830! Hope it's a great one!
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: (Yoda)
I'm a fan of my bed.

It's big. It's cozy, especially when my husband isn't hogging the covers.

Anyway.

I stayed up late with [livejournal.com profile] forgotten_relic, finally turning in at 1:30 this morning. I managed to pull myself out of bed at just after nine, grabbed my Aperture mug filled with coffee (the cake may be a lie, but the coffee isn't), and settled on the couch to surf teh interbuttz. I made sure to post on my brother's Facebook wall for his birthday (he's 26 today), and yesterday most of the family got together to celebrate my grandpa's birthday a day early. (Yes, my brother and our maternal grandpa have the same birthday. It's a family thing, apparently, to share a birthday with another family member.)

Also, today, at least according to LJ, is [livejournal.com profile] faithchan's birthday, so a very happy birthday to her! I hope it's wonderful!

Tomorrow is my husband's birthday, but we're going out to dinner tonight because we figured trying to do it tomorrow would be too hectic. Since he doesn't want a cake, I'm making a blueberry pie (unless he wants a different kind of pie...I should probably check with him) instead. This is going to be my first attempt at making crusts from scratch, which could go horribly, horribly wrong. Or it could just right and I get a perfect, flaky crust.

If everything turns out, tomorrow the "Food Porn" album on Facebook will have a few new additions. (Goober that he is, he's not allowing me to play with my cake decorating supplies. So he'll probably end up with slits in the crust in the shape of a cake because that's how I roll.)

Anyway, I'm more or less just killing time until the Pro-Bowl starts and I'll watch some of that before we go out for dinner. Seattle went from having one person selected to five when four other people dropped out due to either illness or injury. As it stands the Seahawks did okay this past season and I really feel that they're on the right track to give the 49ers a run for the money next season.

I think that sums up everything for me at the moment. Life's been pretty quiet around here. It's been warm (today it's in the high fifties) and kind of wet, but it's always possible that we'll get hit with another snowstorm. I would not be against that, especially since I'm officially off of crutches I can actually go play in it. (Though first I should consider hitting up either Big 5 or REI to find snow pants. Wet jeans suck.)
mercy_angel_09: (Nathan/Audrey Big Damn Kiss)
So I'm having some issues trying to write the latest chapter of Boxes in the Attic. They're cleaning out the dining room, which is more or less a time capsule form the day Nathan's mother died. It's maybe been dusted a handful of times since she passed, but nothing's been moved. I always sort of figured that the dining room could be used as a sort of way for Audrey to really get a feeling of what the day to day live in the Wuornos house was like when Nathan was a child. I really can't work the Audrey angle like I did previously, mostly because you can only say, "I'm Audrey, and Lucy, and who knows how many people I've been before that," before your audience is groaning at you.

And speaking of Haven, I bought the first season on Blu-ray off of Amazon. It was only $25.99, which is a fantastic deal considering that it's usually $49.99, if not more - depending on the retailer, natch. Not that I really needed it, but I really wanted it, and given the price, it would have been stupid to say no. Besides. Commentaries. I am a huge fan of them. I really like the cast commentaries because you get some insight as to how they approached certain scenes and played them a certain way, but the crew commentaries are also good. They explain jokes that you might not catch, or they point out a plot point that will become relevant in future scenes or even even episodes. Most of the "Making Of" featurettes were posted on Haven's home page, so I've already seen them. But it's good to know that I can sit down and watch them whenever I want. I don't think most of them are still up on SyFy.com or Hulu anymore.

In other news, it was time for a layout change. Yes, it's just one of the LiveJournal presets, but I'd really love to get one of Nathan and Audrey - or just of Haven in general. I think I'm going to have to request something from the community, as I've been unable to find anything on my own, and I know that my own powers with Photoshop and CSS are are practically nil. So, at some point I need to make a beg post and hope that someone feels up to the task. I know I can't be the only one in the fandom who wants a custom Haven layout.
mercy_angel_09: (Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon

1. Reply to this post with "ICON ME!", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.


Her picks for me:

Icon squee behind the cut! )
mercy_angel_09: (Sunny Chance of Ass Kicking)
Meme and questions from [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon.

▸ Comment with "PIERCE THE HEAVENS!"
▸ I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
▸ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
▸ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.


1. What are your favorite kind of books?

I love, love, love, historical romances. Heck, I love novels that were written a couple of hundred years ago, even. Currently re-reading Anne of Green Gables for the umpteenth time if that's any indication of my reading habits. Not to say that I haven't or don't enjoy contemporary novels, because I do. Usually of the trashy romance or mystery variety. But my weakness will always be historical romances.

2. How did you meet your husband?

Hubby and I met in eighth grade science. I was talking to another classmate, needed another opinion, asked him, and the rest is history. Admittedly we didn't start dating until the end of our junior year of high school (well, it wasn't official official until a few weeks before we started our senior year), but we were really close friends. We continued dating through the first couple of years of college before distance took its toll and we broke up. But after graduation we found each other again, and less than a month after we got back together, we decided that we should get married.

3. Do you have any siblings?

I am in the middle of seven. Only two are full-blooded siblings, though. My dad had two kids from his first marriage when he married my mom - my older brother and my oldest sister. I then have one older sister (full blood) and a younger brother (full blood). I'm smack dab in the middle of them. After my parents split, my mom remarried and had two more kids - a younger sister and my youngest brother.

4. What is your favorite kind of animal?

I am very much a cat person.

5. Do you think you want any kids?

My husband and I have agreed that kids would be nice - in about two or three years. We're rather enjoying our time as just a married couple. It allows us freedom to just pick up and go if we suddenly decide we want to go to the coast one weekend.
mercy_angel_09: (Not that happy)
Because I haven't done any in a while. If you need to figure out my fandoms, check the interests section of my profile. :3

Give me a character from one of my fandoms and I will tell you:
* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.

Um, yay?
mercy_angel_09: (Shigure High School Girls!)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon!! Hope it's wonderful!!
mercy_angel_09: (Shigure High School Girls!)
Sorry I forgot this yesterday - I was a bit busy. ^^

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] sistaofpeace1! Hope it was wonderful!!
mercy_angel_09: (Mercy Thompson Iron Kissed)
So I, and a few other users, noticed that LJ was acting a little screwy yesterday. It was running slow, if loading at all. Several of us wondered if LJ had just randomly decided that it was a good day for maintenance and hadn't told anyone.

Of course now they're posting that there's been a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on LJ which would explain everything that various users have reported. I wonder if it's an overly aggressive spammer or someone who's just really bored.

Well, whatever. They said that they're working on fixing it, and I usually don't post more than once a day. I check in usually a few times, but that's about it. (Unless there's something really entertaining going on in my life, then expect multiple nonsense blogs about it.)
mercy_angel_09: (Hakkai!Sanzo)
So far loving all of the features of a paid account here on LJ. LOVING THEM. Mostly the extra icons. XD

Anyway, today I have another meeting for the KNRC fundraiser. I've had a meeting each week for the last three weeks. Two weeks ago was a KNRC fundraiser meeting, then last week was the TCLBA meeting, followed by another KNRC fundraiser meeting tonight (which means I need to quickly change out my shirt - I've been pretty good about looking professional at the KNRC fundraiser meetings). What's notable about the TCLBA meeting was that Representative Doc Hastings came in to discuss the future of the Tri-Cities after Hanford clean-up and shut down is complete. I don't want to get into the details of the meeting, but Doc was really candid about working across party lines when necessary, and especially when it came to doing what was best for our region.

I have a feeling that with my new job I'm going to learn at lot of interesting things.

What I'm not looking forward to with the new job is that I'm essentially set up as a "self-employed consultant." That means that I have to pay taxes quarterly based on what I earn each quarter in order to avoid paying penalties. I may need to pop into H&R Block since tax season is upon us and ask them what I am required to do. I've found a couple of tutorials online about how to file at the end of the year (especially since I don't get a W2 for this), but I need to know what the requirements are throughout the year.

Yes, I am grateful for employment - I just wish my taxes weren't such a pain in the ass.
mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
To a custom layout, anyway.

So apparently the comments ARE working and you can comment and see my custom layout - it's just WAAAAAY down at the bottom. Not sure why nor do I understand enough code to fix that. So I'm debating getting rid of the quotes on the side bar, and maybe my tags list. I'll probably be toggling it for a bit to see what works the best.

At any rate, I am happy with it. :)
mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
I decided that I wanted a new layout - or more accurately I wanted to test out a new layout.

That would be Yoko Littner from Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann. And she is badass. (Although, you'd have to actually view my journal on the whole to see it...but more on that later.)

That said, I decided I liked the badass/girly juxtaposition of this particular layout, made by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] nappo_kami_sama and can be found here if it's something you're interested in. If not, well, whatever. She's got some pretty cute icons and wallpapers (mostly from Gurren Lagann, but Vocaloid, Kuroshitsuji, Kobato, Offuri, Miliyah Kato, Tetsuwan Birdy Decode (Birdy : The Mighty) as well.

I think the new layout is nice, but it lacks a custom reply, so I simply override it and it goes to LJ default when viewing locked entries (which are hilariously denoted with a "new!" banner sprite) and comments. I also think that when I get paid (yay job!) I'll look into getting a paid account because I still want more icons, damn it! And since I found someone who has screen capped the entire series of Gurren Lagann, I'm going to look into making a mood theme (non-animated) and some icons as well. I have caps of both movies and I may make a series mood theme and a movie mood theme. Because I'm special that way. XD

And while I ♥ my Haven mood theme, it doesn't really go with the whole Gurren Lagann thing I've got going on. But in the mean time I'll stick with Nathan & company until I can find or make a Gurren Lagann theme I like. ^^

I suppose I should finish shopping for my husband's birthday, and at some point next week I need to buy cards. Lots and lots of cards.
mercy_angel_09: (luna and artimis)
Got a Christmas card from [livejournal.com profile] lukecanwaltz88 today! *does the Snoopy dance* Thanks a bunch, hon! I don't think I have enough time to send you a Christmas card in return, but I'll try to shoot you a New Year's card.

Secondly, finished Slayers NEXT while finishing up my present wrapping this afternoon. I noticed at the end of the series they starting pairing everyone off, including canon foreigners Martina and Zangulus - the latter being paired together. Much to my amusement. I'll probably start in on Slayers Try here before too much longer. I have no idea what to expect, as from Try on I haven't seen any episodes. But I'm really enjoying the series. Count me as one of the faithfully converted.

Anyway, real life marches on. My dad rolls into town in less than a week, my mom and her mom have their birthday on Sunday and I think I need to deep clean the apartment one more time on the off chance that my dad is, in fact, going to stay here. I've also nearly completed the high school scrapbook. I only have a handful of pictures from freshman and sophomore year, especially since I didn't get my first camera until the end of my freshman year. I have quite a few pictures from junior and senior year, but they're darn near all the same. It is kind of fun going though them, though. So many memories. Not all of them pleasant, but there's nothing to be gained by forgetting them.
mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
To all of my LJ friends who have paid accounts: is it worth it? I'm really starting to be irked by the ads, especially the ones that temporarily reroute me. I was just wondering what people's thoughts and opinions were as far as paid accounts went, and if I should just shell out the cash so that I be done with the ads.

EDIT:
Doing some further research, I figure that if I get the 12 month paid account, that evens out to about $1.66 month for more user pics and no ads. For a year. And it'll be automatically billed. So far I'm leaning towards "yes" rather than "no" for a paid account, going with the yearly option instead of the six month or two month option.

Now to the actual blog post. I'm going with my friend Maria to Zillah tomorrow to tutor her kitten, Raja. Since most of the vet clinics around here charge well over $100 for just the operation and the clinic in Zillah is less than $100 for the operation, blood work, and a full check-up, we figure it's worth the gas money to go to Zillah, which is an hour away from where we live.

We're not sure whose car we're taking yet, but I'm lobbying for mine, especially since my husband and I just gave it its monthly check-up. Oil is fine. Coolant is fine. One tire is a little low, so I'll get that taken care of before too long (currently too hot to do, thanks). Besides, mine also has the better stereo and the blue-tooth connectivity for my phone. Also, since we're going to spend the day up in Ellensburg and I actually sort of know my way around town, we decided that I would be driving in E-burg anyway. Since I figure my car is road trip worthy, it'll probably be safer to take my car.

Since I had to run over to the auditors office this morning to renew my tabs, I took advantage of the close proximity to the Fred Meyer fuel station and gassed up, followed by a stop at the car wash because we've been having dust storms. There's still a very fine layer of dirt on my car, so I'll probably end up having to use the brush on my car next time, but it's looking better than it did.

My car is smaller than Maria's, but I don't think we really need a ton of room for two people and a kitten. We had also invited another friend to come along, but we haven't heard anything from her, so we've taken the radio silence to mean that she either forgot about it, or can't make it. Either way, it's no big deal. We're heading out early tomorrow morning (leaving the TC proper no later than 7:15) so I'll be showering tonight and attempting to go to bed early (we'll see how well that works out).

Well, I think I need to hydrate myself properly before heading back out into the heat so I can inflate my tire.

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If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

And now for some random musings.... )

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