I have a hankering to read the thing again if I can find it. It's *not* Resonant's Transfigurations, which I just re-read.
Next up on the List:
When God Was a Woman--Merlin Steele
Land of Painted Caves--Jean Auel
American Gods--Neil Gaiman
Arrows of the Queen--Mercedes Lackey
Arrow's Flight--Mercedes Lackey
Arrow's Fall--Mercedes Lackey
Witches Abroad--Terry Pratchett
Thief of Time--Terry Pratchett
Magic's Pawn--Mercedes Lackey
Magic's Promise--Mercedes Lackey
Magic's Price--Mercedes Lackey
The Lark and the Wren--Mercedes Lackey
The Robin and the Kestrel--Mercedes Lackey
A Cast of Corbies--Mercedes Lackey
The Wee Free Men--Terry Pratchett
A Hat Full of Sky--Terry Pratchett
The Eagle and the Nightingale--Mercedes Lackey
Sword and Shadow--Ann Marston
The Heretic Queen--Michelle Moran
Wild Magic--Tamora Pierce
Here Be Monsters--Christopher Stasheff
The Mountains Call--Caitlin Brennan
Song of Unmaking--Caitlin Brennan
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo--Steig Larsson
Acupuncture Energetics--Joseph Helms, MD
Socks a la Carte
City of Bones--Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes--Cassandra Clare
City of Glass--Cassandra Clare
Odd and the Frost Giants--Neil Gaiman
Completed Poetry or Graphic Novel/Comic:
Shalador's Lady--Anne Bishop
The Hobbit--JRR Tolkien (x2)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows--JK Rowling
The Girl Who Chased the Moon--Sara Addison Allen
Twilight's Dawn--Anne Bishop
TOTAL (incl YA): 43
TOTAL (excl YA): 39
I am happy to report that as of today they are DONE HALLELUJAH DONE FINISHED.
I am spending tonight drinking tea, watching Avatar: the Last Airbender, and knitting. :)
Now to spam your F-lists with poetry.
Let's start with today and work backwards:
( April 16th: Fixing the Bracelet, by Jules MannCollapse )
I'm going to make ham and kale and sweet potatoes. Who wants to come hang at mine and help me eat it?
This week there have been several posts about one of his cats, Zoe, who has an esophageal tumor that was recently discovered. She is quite rapidly dying, and on Monday the vet will come to put her to sleep.
His entry made me cry. The blog entry of Zoe's other person Olga also made me cry.
As much as Jackers knocks things from shelves and sleeps on my head, if he were not here I would be SO MUCH MORE LONELY.
I have been snuggling him rather aggressively over the last couple of days. He, like the secret lovey he is, has turned into a pliable mushpile of a cat and let me do it.
It amazes me every time how hearing about someone else's loss makes you cling to what you've got.
Everybody go hug your pet.
2. Rainbow Brite: The Beginning of Rainbowland, which you can totally watch on youtube. Don't get me wrong; Rainbow was MY GIRL. But wow, this show is cracky. It's all: magical appearing baby! In a flood! Not surprising to anyone here! Me: O_o
3. The following from textsfromlastnight.com:
(619): well I washed the adderal like an idiot. the capsules broke but the beads inside were intact. so my landlady came in and caught me licking the dryer lint screen
(970): Found a waterbottle filled with a bloody mary in my purse this morning. Blacked-out me is always trying to help hungover me, it's so cute.
201): I'm smoking weed out of a trumpet
(908): I just did a slip and slide down the hall way of my apartment building
(570): why did i make a hit list last night containing only McDonalds?
(1-570): you tried to order a magarita mcflurry and when they said they didnt make those you tried to call 911
(410): can you sing with all the voices of the mountain? can you paint with al the colors of the windddd
(410): im pocohantasssss
(281): How do you jack off and text at the same time?
(1-281): On my iPhone they have an app for that
(They totally do. You can set it to vibrate. .... I can see that look!)
(240): Banned from zoo.
(405): Assholes at mcdonalds drive through wouldn't serve us last night even though we said we were on small motorcycles that were to small for them to see and weren't heavy enough for the sensors. We made noises and everything.
(970): I locked my keys in my car in front of planned parenthood. I'm terrified of going inside to ask to borrow a clothes hangar
(508): awoke with 47 plastic lawn flamingos in my bed and on surrounding floor. explanation?
(1-508): you said they were your minions of evil that protected you from ferrets.
It just goes ON like this....I am laughing like a LOON. Ohmygod my *abs* ow.
Also I have been trying to work out more. My sister picked up The Biggest Loser: Power Sculpt DVD, and I borrowed it and I love it. The trainer's Jillian Michaels. You guys, this is Jillian Michaels. I think half the reason I like it so much is that I really want to have her deltoids. That and she's all "I'm not giving you modified jumping jacks. I have 400 pound people on my show and they do regular jumping jacks. So so can you. Now jump (bitch)!" And I go I WILL NOT BE CALLED A BITCH BY MY WORKO
Thus far, verdict on workout videos is thus:
Weight Loss Yoga: I still suck at any and all forms of warrior pose. This is not news. My thighs hurt; I had forgotten there were muscles there. Also I swear I used to do side-plank on a regular basis no problem, but I tried tonight and FELL DOWN. Out of shape. Yup.
Jillian Michaels 30 day shred: I am impressed that cardio, lifting and abs are all included in 30 minutes. Also, ow my everything.
FYI to myself; re Wellness check at work:
Fasting Triglycerides 52
-changed the litterbox
-vaccuumed the apartment
-washed the dishes
-cleaned the stove
-fed the cat
-made the bed
and put a blueberry-banana bread into the oven.
I am feeling decidedly productive.
Transcribed by: psychethesane
In other news, today I feel like crap. I meant to drag mself to the grocery store, except now it is raining, and just, no.
I need to make some things ahead of time (like this weekend). Even my crockpot might not be feasible this month 'cause of how long I'll be gone.
So help me obi-wan f-list! You're my only hope to avoid malnutrition.
|Good Things||Bad Things|
|My friends are there||I hate testing scenarios|
|The other people seem nice too||I felt dumb for part of today|
|At least it's not Night Float||I HAVE ICU TO START AGH|
|ICU IS Q3!!!!|
2. For the record--I will be starting my intern year with a month of ICU. This is a bad thing. ICU is Q3, which means "on from 5:30am-7pm one day, on from 5:30am-10am the following day, day off, lather rinse repeat." At least, people tell me I should get there at like 5:30 or 6 for this rotation. Dr. Franz, one of the triumvirate which run the ICU, will be there for 1/4 of my weeks. Franz intimidates me like whoa. She's the dominant personality to end all others, and not, I think, in a good way. This is like throwing the baby into the deep end of the pool.
Also if I have to be on call on Sunday, I'm gonna have to figure something out because the bus starts running at like 9am on Sundays. On all other rotations I only have one Sunday a month so it's no big, but on this one maybe it is?
At least if I get one month of ICU out of the way right away then there's only six more weeks of it this year. Am I happy about that?
3. DEAR FLIST WHAT OWNS CATS:
You guys. My poor kitty is going to hate me for this month of Q3!
- How do I get him switched to a free feeding system? I had him all set to be fed at 6 and 6, which works for every rotation EXCEPT THIS ONE.
- lanning is mailing me a window perch, so he will have that, and he likes the other windows and has found some other things in my apt to climb on. But I thought I would have more time to get him trees/perches and stuff. They haven't paid me yet; I dunno what I can afford right now. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO TRY AND MAKE SURE HE DOESN'T DIE OF BOREDOM WHILE I'M ON FRICKIN Q3 CALL? He's been happy so far--I don't want him to develop a behavioral problem because I was gone for 10 of 30 days.
Dug weeds out from around the rosebush on one side--am going to ask my landlord if I can plant flowers next to the rosebush.
Made pot pie.
Played with the kitty.
Uploaded apt video.
Put remaining clothing away.
So my apt is clean, the cat is happy, I'm working on a garden, and my homework is at least being chipped away at. All in all, not bad for Friday.
Have written thankyou notes for presents at awesome party last night.
Have written last minute do-not-forget post it for the morning.
Moving with sibling continues to be awesome in comparison to moving with parents; yay.
We leave for Binghamton at midmorning tomorrow. I'll be one day without internet, and then I PROMISE i will actually fill y'all in on everything. Maybe even with photos. :)
This is to let all of you know that I will be going on vacation to the Dominican Republic, for a week, starting tomorrow. I will probably not have Internet while I am there.
If you email, I probably won't answer for a week. If you know me in RL and you have my phone number, I'm not taking the phone with me.
Don't break the 'net in my absence, y'all.
So *much* fanservice, but not overblown.
WHY HELLO THERE SHINY NEW FANDOM SANDBOX, NICE TO MEET YOU.
Someone tell me there is fic already.
My old HP is 3 years old now and the hinge is breaking and it's slowing and HP transferred all their tech support to India, and I am so over it. And I don't like Vista, don't have time for to learn Linux, and don't want to wait for "Windows 7" or whatever the Vista upgrade is going to be.
I always figured when I upgraded again I'd go Mac, because wow are THEY SEXY. And the DVD drive is a internalized slot so you can't break it like I did my old one. Macs can talk to other Macs through the AIR! No hard hookups required! ("It's like COMPUTER TANTRIC SEX!", as I once exclaimed to a Mac-friend).
A patient of my mom's is an IT guy, and he and I were talking about Macs one day and he let me in on the secret of buying Macs refurbished for cheaper. In refurbished non-Pro non-Air Macbooks, I had two choices. After a little wibbling I went with the extra 200 bucks for an extra 100 GB of HD and extra 0.4 GHz of RAM and lightup keyboard (Lights up! DUDE! Byebye squinting at the keyboard in the dark!).
As an aside: fastest answer to a tech question ever--I chatted with an Apple tech *while shopping* and discovered that I can turn the feature off if I want to watch movies, and it AUTOMATICALLY RESPONDS TO THE AMOUNT OF A
After tax this came in at about 1400, which, I don't have a car or a baby or rent for the past several months, it will be OK. ::rationalizes::
The spending of money triggered me to go pay my credit card bill. When I did, there was a red notice at the top of the page warning me of "recent possibly fraudulent activity" and asking me to call.
The statement was fine, so I call them, right? I got to talk to a very nice woman named Sharon who said "we put a block on your account because a 1400 charge popped up". ME: "Like five minutes ago?" HER: "Yes. Apple.com." ME: "Wow, y'all are good. That was me. I meant to do that. But thank you for watching out for me". HER: "That's our job, ma'am."
Dude. Go Citicard go.
(real update later; promise)
1. After School Special--"I said, Piper Jane--explain your picture please. The broad shouldered figure without its head is her daddy, who doesn't think about her enough. The red swirling clouds are not clouds, they're the roses she throws to all our friends in heaven. And the cat with its tail snapped off and its claws nailed to the floor? Is a cat with its tail snapped off and its claws nailed to the floor. The woman with a hole in her chest? Yeah, that's me. See I made the mistake of telling her how someone broke my heart once. So now she hides it away in a special place and won't even tell *me* where it is."
2. Central Park, Mother's Day: "I explain, the sky, the trees, the lake. They do not. Belong. To us."
Today I found out that the house I really liked is being sold to someone not me, and I am sad.
I need to ask the universe for a good house in the neighborhood I want, that I can afford.
I have never tried to ask the universe for real estate before.