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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

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1:33p
*stabs*
So, i was sorting AJ's mail into folders as it's been rather piling up, and i saw that there were deeds of gift to be copied and distributed, dated the last day she was here (11 days ago). I have no memory of being asked to do them. That day was crazy with a mailing, so i imagine they were put on my list of stuff to do later. Well, better late than never i suppose. *sighs*

Generally life has been good, though. And other than last week's growl (which actually came at the end of an otherwise good shift) work has been pretty not bad.

Lunch today was first meal back in Lamont. Grilled cheese yum. It feels so quiet after the fullness of Cutter, though. People continue to trickle back in, though.

I think i may actually be happy to stop reading fanfic by the time the new semester starts. I've been going through crack_van, friends' recs pages, etc. and a lot of it really is quite good, but i've also been underwhelmed by a lot of it. (Not that this doesn't mean it won't be a lengthy recs page, of course, since i've been reading huge amounts of stuff.) It's possible that i'm just OD-ing on fic, but also i know that some of it is frustration with not being able to find good fic for certain niches i want. Feel free to comment with any Must Reads. Also: where is the good Kaylee/Inara, Buffy/Tara, Tara/Dawn, Anya (with anyone, or backstory/futurefic), TNG fic?

Edit: Okay, this makes me feel better about my decision to not do the Escalante trip, because really, i don't need to spend a week "backpacking/canyoneering."
11:24p
"My shirt looks good on you..."
Yes, it's cold out even for me. And i can see how that would make people wanna (a) never leave their temperature controlled abodes (b) curl up and die -- which is my reaction to the hot and humid New England summers -- but i still enjoy it.

Hmm. Although i rarely re-enter stories, i adore retellings and fanfic and i'm a continuity whore. Play with characters/worlds i love and do well by them, and i'm happy. Include snippets that show you know the details of the world and that remind me how well i know the world (and/or remind me of other stories from that world) and i'm very happy. *makes mental note to muse on this further and possibly make into a rambly entry for website* [And yes, this was prompted by my finding a wonderful fic that made me so very happy.]

Speaking of fic: I should reread HP5 if for no other reason than that i have very little sense of who Tonks is and she keeps showing up in femslash. I'm really only interested in Hermione, Ginny, Luna, and McGonagall, but from what little i remember of Book 5, i think i could be interested in Tonks if i actually paid attention.

Watched Pirates of the Caribbean with Ruhi. Yup, still pretty. And i'd forgotten how good the music is. I still don't understand the plethora of fic from this movie, though. I am so not inclined to ship anyone (and this is me we're talking about - incoming apocalypse, anyone?). Deleted scenes are often deleted for a reason, but sometimes they're good. "The French" is a must see. Did he really say "I used to date a eunuch"?

Facebook threatens to eat my soul. Damned message function. (Though really, it's a good thing, because it makes it into an actual interactive thing rather than just lists of people.)

Edit: Confirmed randomish NHS girl. Messaged her incl. "Hadn't expected to hear from you." Reply included "Well it's facebook you should expect to hear from random people!"

Emma once said that Starbucks weirds her out because she always thinks of Starbuck from Joan D. Vinge's The Snow Queen -- which she read long before she ever saw a Starbucks. I read the novel last semester and am now weirded out everytime someone mentions the Battlestar Gallactica Starbuck.

See, this is why i think astrology is such bunk.Collapse )

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