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Oct. 29th, 2009

Halloween

I've been so restless at work lately, just not wanting to do anything :S

However I'm getting super excited about Halloween. The house is really beginning to look awesome and I'm sure come Saturday you're all going to be spammed with pictures and squee. :D It's been all I can do to not start posting pictures and plans already but most of the people coming to the party are already on my flist and I want it to be a surprise for them.

We're starting to decorate at work too. Where I work Halloween is rather intense. Since my department has more people than desks, I actually sit in another department. The other department said I could only sit at my desk on Halloween if I joined them in their department's theme. Which was fine with me, however when my own department was having a meeting, I had to leave while they discussed Halloween stuff because they felt I had abandoned them. It's all very competitive. Also, there are prizes for the best department theme as well as for individual costumes. I'm pretty sure my father is going to win for "I Can't Believe You Wore That" since he's going as "Lady Luck" and has this short little green skirt and tank top outfit with a wig that looks *horrible*.

At first I was searching online for a cheap wedding dress but couldn't find one in my size and price range that could get here on time, so instead I'm going as a rather lame card dealer at a casino (the department theme is Vegas casino). I do however have a poker table set up in my cubicle so I feel that will get me extra points.

Now, I just have to make a last minute stop to the party store, since my costume (for my party) requires me to dye my hair. I tried using real hair dye to do it but it seems that my hair is too dark and it came out as my normal hair colour, just a shade off in the direction I wanted it to be :( I'm just going to buy some of that really bright spray on stuff instead.

Jun. 18th, 2009

*iz an idiot*

So you know how I made that post last night about having a write in today? Well this morning when I got up, I got my computer all ready for tonight (closed all internet windows but that of fic in Google Docs so there'd be no distractions) and then left for work without it!

*headdesk*

And because I was planning on typing, I didn't even bring my notebook with me. God.

On a more serious note, I haven't talked about the situation in Iran yet on my journal. Mostly because I've spent the last little while living in a media bubble (there have been H1N1 deaths in Canada, what!?) just catching the news sound bites on the radio. I knew it was going on but didn't really have a lot of information until about 2 days ago when I went on an information frenzy. Thank you so much for those on my flist providing helpful links. And to help spread the word:


i realize now i do not fear death... i fear my daughter will not be free when i die



- Complete article at one_hoopy_frood on LJ

Jun. 17th, 2009

Write in?

So, is my non-Ottawa flist getting tired of all my local posts? Well, if you are, skip over this one.

I know there's already been some get togethers this week that I missed, but who's interested in joining [info]kronos999 and I for a write in? [info - personal]diurnal_lee? [info - personal]madeira? Others?

I was hoping for something closer to my end of the city, perhaps the coffee place across the street from the Marivale Mall?

Jun. 10th, 2009

Mmmm. Ice Cream, Busy Stuff, and a Vid Rec

Just got back from Dairy Queen. My mom randomly decided we should go out for ice cream. And I can hear her making cupcakes. I feel like a giant 5 year old, but she'd making them so I can bring them into work. For my birthday. :P

I was saying to [info]raxhel today that it doesn't really feel like my birthday, since normally June is so busy we don't have time for anything. Except I haven't really been busy this year. I guess I took that statement to heart, because suddenly my schedule is looking pretty full. Tomorrow for my actual birthday we're just going to do a quiet night at home. But on Friday I'm going out with [info] - personallilithilien and we're going to go to a concert. Saturday I'm going to go furniture shopping with my mom (20 days 'til the house is *mine*). And Sunday is the [info]ottawa_slashers monthly meet up but I'm going to have to leave early since we're having my family birthday party Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday I met up with [info] - personalseanchaidh and we went out for dinner, and then headed over to a Starbucks for a write in. Often when I go to write ins, I spend more time distracting people than anything else (yesterday wasn't really an exception) or I'll bring my computer and work on editing a podfic or possibly a vid. Yesterday though, I just brought a note book and pen, and actually *wrote*. I restarted a Terminator fic I'm working on. I've also fleshed out a lot more of the idea. I'm really happy with the little I have down, so hopefully I'll keep writing, and eventually have something I can post. Right now, the working title is "Sex Bot Fic" to give you an idea what it's about :P

And because I haven't done one in a while: Vid Rec.

Title: Red
Vidder: [info] - personalobsessive24
Song: Red by Elbow
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin - Arthur/Merlin
Why I Love It: This is just such a *pretty* vid. I love all the slow motion shots, and views of red, especially of Arthur's cape. This vid really showcases how pretty the source material is (and totally makes me want to vid in the fandom, even though I have no *time*).
It's also a perfect song for Arthur, his mentality and life. "You burn too bright, you live too fast" "You're a tragedy starting to happen" I mean, isn't that just Arthur?
I love how the vid starts off with Arthur and his father; like an explanation or build up as to *why* Arthur lives this way. To show all the pressure Arthur is under.
Then the vid moves onto Merlin and shows an almost envy within Arthur. And it shows how hard Arthur fights for those around him. But then we get to see how Merlin also fights for Arthur too. Even if sometimes it's in the background. It really bring home that message of them being two sides of the same coin, and I love the ending shot, of Merlin holding Arthur above the water. Such a powerful vid.

Jun. 8th, 2009

You know, for someone who has spent most of their life being a hard core mono-fandom person (I literally will spend *years* in a single fandom, where I don't even watch other TV), I'm feeling surprisingly multi-fannish lately. At the moment, I'm listening to a J2 podfic, reading a Torchwood fic, writing a Terminator:SCC fic, making a Supernatural vid and using a Doctor Who icon. With SGA and Merlin on the back burner.

This feels very strange to me. I blame the [info]ottawa_slashers. It's all their fault. *nods*

Speaking of the [info]ottawa_slahsers, I have a car all this week and next, anyone interested in getting together for a write in or something?

Jan. 8th, 2009

Ottawa and a Meme

Ok Ottawa, WTF. *Yesterday* was the snow storm. Why is it, I was able to get to work yesterday in 70 minutes but today it took me 2 hours. *And* I left early. I'm so not impressed.

So there's an [info]ottawa_slashers meet up this weekend. Do people on my flist need rides again? I'm already giving [info]seanchaidh a ride, how about [info]madeira, [info]diurnal_lee or [info]kronos999?
Warning if you do need a ride, I'm heading over to [info]lilithilien's place afterwards so we can plan our Europe trip, so rides home will either be early (before I go over) or late (after I go over) or arranged some other way, we can talk and figure things out.

And lately, a meme stolen from [info]wwsd:
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