My head is killing me. Trying a different type of nerve block today. In the mean time, can't sleep any more and would really have liked to. So I stole this meme from [ profile] charisstoma.

NPR recently published the list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books as voted for by the public. So let's meme it, strike out
the ones you've read, italicise the ones you'd recommend to others and no, seeing the movies doesn't count!

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card -- bought this yesterday
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

...and the rest. )

Haha, so 10 out of 100 isn't bad. >.< I guess I need to catch up on my classic sci-fi/fantasy. I went to the used book store yesterday to use up all my trade credit before I go back to school and bought A Game of Thrones, The Princess Bride, Ender's Game, Pendragon: The Merchant of Death, and the first of the DeathNote series.
( Jun. 29th, 2011 08:26 pm)
From [ profile] theotherdibbler :

If you're interested in me writing you some questions, comment below with 'Come at me, bro' (Although I am going to alter the meme here and say you can say something else if that phrase is as uncomfortable to you as it is to me)
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) On the matter of fun socks - what are the coolest socks you have ever owned?

I had multicolored striped toe socks once. They were both cool in the sense that they were awesome and cool in the sense that toe socks do not help your toes conserve heat. But they were so much fun!

2) If you could do one thing in your life, what would it be?

I'm gonna go with: publish a book that has an impact on people. I want to challenge people, I want to help them. And I also really wanna publish a book.

3) What is your favourite type of cookie?

Chocolate chip. Nothing in the world beats a warm, soft chocolate chip cookie that is not too flat and not too cake-like. This also happens to be one cookie I have not managed to make successfully from scratch myself. /fail

4) How many hats do you own?

Five or six for everyday-wear and about that many more wintertime hats. Plus .5 for the one I'm halfway through crocheting myself!

5) What is one thing you have done today (other than this meme)?

Had a CT Scan, which in and of itself was not that bad, considering you lay on a little platform and a machine goes 'whirrr' around you. The circumstances surrounding the test were the more interesting/horrible. I've been having increasingly bad headaches for the past month. Last week the doctor started me on antibiotics in case of sinus infection, with no improvement. Two days ago I restarted the migraine meds I had stopped taking about a year ago, which have made me a weepy anxious wreck, which has been very stressful on top of the continued pain.

Today I had the scan to see if my sinuses are really the issue. During the test they had to put in an IV. I'm pretty bad with needles. I seriously dislike them and am rather squeamish, but I put up with it. The weepy-ness got to me though, and freaked the nurse out a bit, I think. Not even to mention that of all the things I could be allergic to, I'm allergic to medical tape and latex. The only benefit of the entire operation so far has been the three and a half hours I got to take out of the middle of my work day. Luckily we're traveling for the 4th of July and after tomorrow's workday I have the next six blessed days off.
( Aug. 13th, 2010 05:37 pm)
Psh, I'm bad at this every day thing. But I'm having pretty good days anyway!

I'm seeing a local production of RENT tonight with one of my best friends in the world

The past several days I've hung out with nearly all the people I could who are important to me, in preparation for my leaving.

Today there were cookies. Chocolate chip. Omnomnom, my favorite.

I have plans for a Matrix movie marathon tomorrow Sunday. (whoops). It's pretty exciting (though I've only ever seen the first one...)

I am three fourths of the way entirely packed, with just essentially my clothes and things I use every day to go.

The book I started reading- and seriously, I love to read, but I am so bad about actually sitting down and cracking open a book. Once I do, I hardly put it down until I've finished- has been wonderful so far.

I finished a prompt for [ profile] kinky_fantasy  about a dragon.
( Aug. 11th, 2010 10:56 am)
Heh. Missed a day. Maybe I'll list twice today, since I've only been up two hours. Anyway, happiness from yesterday!

Again with the nice people being nice. Went in to have a Hep B titer drawn (because the school demands it) and the nurse and I talked about how uncomfortable it is to have blood drawn from the finger (as she did it from my arm). Normally the doctor does it from my finger, which is always terrible because I apparently don't bleed well from there. Bad circulation or something. Anyway, she was lovely and it didn't even hurt. :)

Shewmaker came over to hang out for a little bit. Having not seen her all summer, it was great to catch up. I'm gonna miss Shew once school starts, but for now it was cool to just talk about Doctor Who and Buffy and charlieissocoollike. And school, which is less exciting for her because she's sticking near home. Still. Awesometimes.

When Shew came, she returned to me a comic book that I didn't even remember having, let alone lending to her. It was like getting a present!

I listened to the classic rock radio station, which I don't normally do, as I was waiting for my mother's doctor appointment to end (nothing life-threatening, but she had a migraine). The music made what might have otherwise been a boring hour pretty entertaining. I was badly prepared for the wait- no mp3 player, no notebook, nothing- so having the radio was a blessing.

I found the Supernatural Season 5 gag reel on youtube. Will came over and we watched it, then chatted for an hour about various things. The gag reel was hilarious, as always, and the chatting was nice. A little random, but nice.

The folders on Mohinder are finally organized. I went through and shuffled everything under 'Fiction' into genre related folders, deleted stuff I would never need again, and then copied the lot onto my flash-drive. Not only am I organized, I'm also backed up! Hooray! :D

A good thing came of a bad thing- my evening set aside for writing the other day didn't go precisely as planned, and now the next Terry/Dan story may be a while in coming. I got to that place where I disliked everything I was writing and had to force myself to go on. So I stopped, took a break, did other things for a while. When I came back to it yesterday, I decided I still wasn't in the right headspace, so I pulled out Tango. Working on that was way easier, because I can pull up the original, complete rough draft in one half of the screen and the chapter I'm working on in the other, and then working from there is essentially editing sentences and adding details, etc. It's a lot like writing, but way more like re-writing, which I think has helped me get back into the zone.

( Aug. 9th, 2010 07:10 pm)
I stole this shamelessly from [ profile] theskimblishone . A brilliant prompt to write about positive things. Here goes:

I'm probably way too easy to please, but I really like it when cashiers are pleasant. The girl behind the Seattle's Best counter at Borders was very nice. We chatted about my bag (she has the same one) and it kind of made my day a little.

I finally bought Mohinder one of those stretchy case/cover things. It's a mulberry color, which is lovely. Now I feel way better about sticking him in a backpack or some such.

I set aside tonight for writing. All evening. Writing whatever I want. I'm looking forward to it!

I dressed up a little today (skirt, nice shirt, and wedge sandals). Not only did I feel more confident, but I also felt taller! The sandals add two or three inches, which is a lot when you're only 5'1" to begin with.

The twelve K-pop songs I have still haven't gotten old. I really need to go buy a CD, because I like the music, but until I do I'm glad I can settle for the songs I already have. They're damn catchy and make me want to dance.

I spent some time out by myself today. Since I'm waiting for school to start, essentially, and everyone is too busy to hang out, it was nice to have time doing whatever I want. Which in this case was a bit of shopping and then crashing at Borders with a hot chocolate to write out some more Terry/Dan.

Since this time last week, I lost three pounds. Right now I weigh the most I ever have in my life, and while that isn't obese or anything it's made me feel pretty self-conscious. Ignoring the fact that it's common for one's weight to fluctuate during one's period, and focusing on the fact that I've been eating better and exercising more, this is pretty exciting news.
[ profile] grimm_psyke  did this, and it looked pretty interesting, so I thought I'd do it too. It's pretty long and I rambled some at the end. *toddles off to bed*

A Writing Meme... )
So... feeling guilty about being so harsh about Christmas a few posts ago. Dunno what that all was about, aside from general distress about the lack of sincerity behind the holiday. I like gifts, not obligations. I also like to give gifts, so reason stands that I should gak Rae-lets Christmas Wishlist Meme thing, in a moment of self-indulgence.

The pretense is to share among friends what you want for Christmas and to, in return, learn what your friends want. Valiant attempts will be made to purchase something for every one of my friends whose list I see, so repost this, or comment with your own wish list!

The list includes:
  • One item over a hundred dollars
  • Two items between fifty and one hundred dollars
  • Three items between twenty and fifty dollars
  • Three items below twenty dollars
  • Three things that can be done relatively cheaply (a fic request, an art request, a letter/card, a small painting/drawing, etc.)
  • Your address (email me or im me for this if you haven't got it.)
I feel vaguely guilty for how self-indulgent this is, but it's in the spirit of getting other people to help you give to them, so it's okay!

My list... )




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