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Jul. 22nd, 2010

Curiouser and curiouser!

May. 2nd, 2010

Past and present characters )

I'm sure I'm missing a few. If you remember any, let me know.

I'm going to try and be more like Misha and write drabbley fic-y thingies. We'll see how it goes!

Prompt table )

Please please please request things for me to write! My characters, pairings, whatever. I'll make a list of my present and former pups. I'm going to try to write one everyday.
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Dec. 6th, 2009

So I haven't updated IJ or LJ in ages. Facebook has taken over my social networking life. The blackberry app makes it far too easy, and thus I neglect other things.

Most of you have probably already heard, but I got into grad school! Going to Pittsburg State University's Clinical Psychology master's program. It's going to be very awesome.

The job front is a little shaky. Our hospital was bought and they are keeping us in the dark with what is happening in the business office. Fuckers. (Hey, things I can say on IJ that I can't say on Facebook! Hooray for Grandma not reading this.)

Anyway, the ideal situation would be for me to be allowed to work my current job 20 hours a week from home. Barring that, a graduate assistantship would be awesome. Otherwise, we may have to see if any Gamestops are hiring for weekend shifts.

But really, whatever happens on the work front, I got into school! Awesome sparkly shiny lights at the end of the tunnel!

Sep. 28th, 2009

Stupid dream crap )

Aug. 8th, 2009

New Zealand, week #1

Days 1-3

We left L.A. at 11:45pm Friday, and arrived Sunday morning. Hooray for time zones and jet lag. We slept most of Sunday.

Monday and Tuesday we went around Hamilton while Dad was at work. We fed some pukekos and saw a couple shops. Rode the bus around town and saw a group of high school girls pounce on this poor high school boy, helped out by girls in the back of the bus. "Ask him if he comes here often!" "Do you come here often? Read any good books?" "Whereabouts do you live? Do you have any friends?"

We had a ridiculous amount of Asian food our first two days. Sushi for lunch, Mongolian barbecue for dinner, Thai noodles for lunch the next day and stir-fry that night. Insanity. But better than cooking myself, I suppose.

Oh, also I found out that prostitution is legal here! But I guess it's more in brothels or whatever. You don't see people on the streetcorners or anything.

Days 4-7

We went up to a beach house just north of Whangarei (where we lived when I was in high school). The beach house belongs to one of my high school friends. Her family let us use it. It was nice, but sadly it is Winter here, and thus not really beach season. I waded out into the surf, but it was too cold to swim.

Nathan and I walked out to the edge of the beach, and apparently the tide was coming in because we were soon standing on a little island. I dubbed it 'Nathan and Mandy Island', but he didn't think that would bring in the tourists. He carried me back to the shore so I didn't have to get my feet wet. It's been really romantic.

We visited SheepWorld. They have pink sheep out front. And then you walk around and there are lots of farm animals that you can feed. An alpaca bit Nathan. My favorite was the baby cows. You couldn't feed them the pellets like the other animals, but they were still sweet. Even though we didn't feed them, they still let us pet them and licked our hands. Cutiefaces.

We visited a Kauri park where they have lots of very old trees and amazing wildlife. We went on a nice bushwalk. They have amazing parks, with these wooden boardwalks through the trees. Very well-maintained.

We went up to Kawakawa and stopped at the World Famous Toilets. They're pretty cool. We also had curry pizza, which was unusual. We went to glow worm caves, which are always cool. And we stopped at the chocolate factory in Kerikeri. Amazing lemon truffles.

We took a boat tour out from Paihia to the hole in the rock. We got to go through the hole, which was cool. Saw several little islands. No dolphins out, but it was still pretty neat.

Back in Hamilton for tonight. Saw a rugby match, and 'our team' won. Can't say I understood any of the rules, but I suppose it was entertaining enough. Tomorrow we are heading out again for more adventure.

May. 26th, 2009

I had a bad dream about going to work and being late because all the cars at the light started rolling backwards down the hill and then when I got there I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to work, and I was back at the chiropractor's office but nobody was there because it's Tuesday and I had my puppies with me for some reason and Dad was like 'There are plenty of other jobs.'

Yeah, I don't think the meaning of that one is so thinly veiled. "Find a new job, Mandy." Thanks for making it easy, subconscious. ♥

In other news, home improvement is really hard on the nails.

Mar. 4th, 2009

I'm sick. I slept about 27 of the past 32 hours and am feeling a little better this morning. Am behind on tags. Will catch up when I don't feel like I'm dying.

Feb. 17th, 2009

It is cold. I don't want to go to work, I want to play Silent Hill. I would rather go to Silent Hill forreals than go to work.

Applied to three jobs last week but they were scams. Effing ridiculous bogus websites. Grumblegrumble.

Feb. 13th, 2009

Hee!

Look what Nathan gave me for Valentine's Day!






It's so pretty and pink!

Feb. 12th, 2009

Seriously? And like he needs donations to his legal defense. Come on. Get a real charity, people. If Blagojevich needs money for his legal defense, he will just screw over someone else. It'll be a little harder now that he's not governor, but somehow I think he will find a way. Used Car Salesman, TV Evangelist... He'll figure it out.

In other news, I've been playing Silent Hill 2 when I can steal the XBox from Nathan.

Speaking of that boy, I think *MAYBE* I can get his V-Day present here on time. I may have to bend space and time to do it... But I think it's possible. Will have to run and do errands during my lunch hour (I feel like I'm doing quest components).

Feb. 4th, 2009

Got rear-ended again. A week after I was released from medical care from the last one. NOT happy.

Shoulder hurts a lot, but this isn't as bad as the last time. Car doesn't appear damaged, but I'm getting it checked out.

So they didn't total the car, but shoulder is re-fucked up.

Logging and meme-ing is not going to happen tonight. Laptop is effed up as well... Firefox went completely crazy, and in trying to fix it, I only messed it up more. So yes. Mini-hiatus. Still can type on my phone so I am reachable by email if need be. But game stuff will be mostly on-hold.

Today sucks so much.

Feb. 3rd, 2009

Stolen!

The Rated-R Meme. Comment with a character of mine, and I'll give you three random bits of trivia about their sexual practices, preferences, experiences, fantasies, kinks, or something along those lines. Feel free to mention multiple characters or a character multiple times.
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Feb. 2nd, 2009

Jan. 8th, 2009

I do not want to go to work. It's freezing, my fingers are all tingly and my soul still hurts from Batman Forever last night.

Dec. 15th, 2008

I had a good birthday. The weather was nice until about 10pm. This whole week is supposed to be icy and there's a chance we may lose power, so we brought some firewood into the sunroom to keep it dry.

We found a church here in town that we like. The sermon and choir were both good, they had a lot of kids and younger people, and afterwards we had a reception with food and we got to meet some people. Nathan knew a couple of people from the college, and we talked. They said the church is very welcoming to people from different backgrounds and people have different viewpoints about specific things, but everyone seems to agree that's okay and we can disagree about things and still be friends and still respect eachother. Pretty refreshing, after some of the churches Nathan and I have been to. Also their hymnals had gender inclusive language, which I was excited about. I'm happy to have found a church. I've missed going, and it's a good place to meet people and get involved with the community, which I've really been lacking.

Then we had my choir concert, which went well. It was really fun singing with the community choir and I'm looking forward to doing it in the spring.

On Saturday, Nathan and I ate at the best Thai food restaurant ever for my birthday dinner. So good. And then to wrap up the birthday weekend, we played some Warhammer. Funtimes.

Dec. 12th, 2008

Rikku is an idiot who pulled out her stitches again. Not bleeding this time, but we need to take her to the vet tomorrow morning during their walk-in hours. Just to have them look at her. It should be okay, but to be on the safe side, etc.

And, because I can steal things from Krys~~

Ask any of my characters, past, present or future, a question of your choosing and they will answer truthfully. And then possibly cry a bit about their answer afterward.

Dec. 10th, 2008

Rikku is doing better. We're not out of the woods yet, but she's in much better spirits. I've never seen a dog take so well to a head cone. She loves her accessories. She is currently crawling all over me to get pets, and I saw her prancing last night. Usually Tachi is the prancer.

Dec. 8th, 2008

I am so nervous about leaving Rikku alone all day.. She's doing better.. They gave her more stitches, which was more expensive and complicated than the original procedure.. Then she was throwing up last night and Nathan missed my concert, which he feels bad about. The vet thought maybe the flea medicine caused the problem, making her scratch and go crazy, so we've given her two baths but she's still scratchy, though maybe not as bad. She slept on the bed last night and did surprisingly well. I'm just worried about leaving her alone.

Nathan thinks she'll be okay if we leave her in the crate, but that's where she was when she originally pulled out her stitches and I just don't know. He says he's going to come back at lunch to check on her, but I'm just afraid that she needs someone to watch her. I'm scared she'll pull them out again or get really sick or something.

This is awful. I feel terrible leaving her alone and I feel guilty for using the flea medicine in the first place and gah.

Dec. 7th, 2008

We got Rikku spayed last Wednesday. She woke us up ridiculously early this morning, and we thought she just needed to go to the bathroom, but when I looked at her, she'd pulled out (and presumably eaten) all of her stitches. Didn't look like she was bleeding though, so I bandaged her up and said we would call the vet or the emergency vet at a more reasonable hour to see what we needed to do.

A few hours later when we woke up, we looked at the bandage and she was bleeding some, and the wound wasn't as nicely closed as it had been. We called the emergency weekend vet people and they told us to come in so they could look and make sure nothing was going to fall out or get infected. We took her in and they just put her back together with some skin glue and gave us some antibiotics, and we figured that would be okay. She wasn't licking the wound or anything, and we figured she would leave the glue alone since it wasn't stitches like before.

Then when we got home, Nathan saw that she'd somehow opened it up again (I guess because she's been so squirmy and overactive) and now it looks even worse. It's puckered out more, and it was bleeding a lot. So we called and now Nathan's taking her back in. I couldn't go because I have a concert tonight and I need to be at rehearsal in 20 minutes.

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