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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 04:19pm on 08/04/2009
You guys!! Remix 7 Anything Can Happen sign-ups are open! I signed up, and if I'm doing it, everyone else should, too. You all must go and sign up now.

Come on, really. It's fun. There needs to be lots of people signing up. Sign up by April 11!

Did I mention you should sign up?
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 03:23pm on 08/04/2009
[livejournal.com profile] silveryscrape and I are sitting in the Orlando airport, waiting for our flight to Dallas. Then 3 hours in Dallas until we fly to San Jose. Then a shuttle to her place. Then into San Francisco tomorrow, to the hotel where Erin is staying to dump my luggage, an afternoon in my favorite city, and dinner with Erin.

Friday will be SPENT WORKING ON BIG BANG, DAMMIT, while Erin works, then dinner with Mary and [livejournal.com profile] lesasoja. Then Erin and I will spend Saturday doing SF things, and I'll fly home to snowy Pittsburgh on Sunday. I can only hope the snow is gone by them.

Now that you're all apprised of my schedule for the rest of the week, you'll rest easy, I'm sure.

Disney was fabulous, if packed with people. We had a lovely dinner with [livejournal.com profile] topaz119 last night, while the House of Boys entertained themselves elsewhere. Mary even let us talk about Supernatural without scoffing or telling us how ugly she thinks Jared is.

Mary and I talked about popslash a lot, about Chris and JC and loss. What they lost seven years ago, what we lost.

There is some kind of construction going on at the Orlando airport involving the ceiling, and they have a plastic tube running the length of the place blowing cold air at us. I feel like we're sitting in a wind tunnel, and I think it's time to find both an outlet and a new place to sit.
Mood:: 'cold' cold
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 12:08am on 03/04/2009
SPN 4.18 )
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 08:34pm on 02/04/2009
Happy new Supernatural night!

I am all packed and very excited to see [livejournal.com profile] silveryscrape tomorrow. Not to mention Mickey Mouse.
Mood:: 'excited' excited
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 12:59am on 01/04/2009
You guys, I just spent the whole evening commenting all over the post of the whackadoodle whose squee was so harshed by the mere presence of Jensen's girlfriend in the same room as HER AND JENSEN OMG at the LA con this weekend that she jokingly asked security to toss Danneel out of the room. I was having great fun, but now comments are frozen and I have to go back to thinking about how this is day THREE of this migraine and I'm so not doing that again.

Although as I commented to [livejournal.com profile] apetslife, it could be the massive amounts of fail in the SPN fandom today that's keeping the migraine going.

And what do you mean, that wasn't a very productive way to spend my evening when I only have 1000 words of my second Big Bang attempt written? Shut up. Ashley is refusing to talk to me until I have more to show her. Okay, that's not true, she sent me about twenty emails today, but most of them were about races she wants to do and why is everything scheduled for the same weekend? There's a race at King's Island in Cincinnati that looks fabulous and I grew up going to KI and it would be great fun, but it's the same weekend as Beatlefest and there's just no way. The 2010 Disney half marathon is already 80% full, so we need to make a decision about that. We were thinking of skipping it this year, but Erin isn't happy about that, so we're reconsidering. Part of me wants to try the full marathon, but I don't know if I'm brave enough.

The next scheduled episode in my What to Watch While Working Out schedule is IMToD, but I haven't done anything since Sunday, so you know this headache is kicking my ass if even Dean wandering around barefoot and in scrubs hasn't gotten me moving.

And wow, does Maxalt give me the munchies. Anyone else get the munchies from migraine meds? Last night I ate a bowl of Special K, several pickles, a candy bar and a glass of OJ all at the same time.

It apparently also makes me chatty. I'm sitting here in bed waiting for the vicodin to kick in so I can sleep, and apparently I'm finding a lot to say.

There's something about breaking that fourth wall that makes people go a little nuts, doesn't it? I mean, even back in the heyday of popslash, when the guys weren't even really that accessible, it could get weird. I think it's the cognitive dissonance of hey, there's NSYNC on MTV, singing at halftime at the Superbowl, up onstage at a giant concert, and then we're all at CFTC and suddenly I'm in an elevator with JC and Chris or sitting by the pool watching Joey's kid swim and listening to his sister bitch about him. It's a little surreal, I know.

But since I wasn't raised by wolves and have some common sense and dignity and you know, manners, I managed not to do anything stupid. Even with the amount of alcohol I consumed at bowling, I was too chicken to even talk to Lance when he was sitting right next to me. Just because I'd paid to go to a basketball game didn't mean any of them owed me anything other than to show up and play basketball, or, in Lance's case in Chicago, coach. :) And you know, it didn't harsh my squee that Cameron was in Miami, either. Because whether she was there or not had no bearing on the likelihood of Justin deciding it was really me he loved and not his hot mother girlfriend.

Anyway, if you have no idea what I'm going on about, lucky you. Instead of worrying about Jensen and Danneel, maybe we can all gather stories for a fanfiction anthology to give to Misha Collins. I hear he's interested. :)

Good god, I'm going to bed now.
Mood:: 'drugged' drugged
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 08:03pm on 31/03/2009
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] wovenindelibly! ILU, Jessa.
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 06:18pm on 30/03/2009
So poor Lucy is home and she's still very groggy and for some reason her back legs aren't really working and Neville keeps chasing her, the little shithead. And she keeps falling over, and she just keeps rolling until she's on her back. She can't eat until tomorrow, so she's safely shut away in Adam's room.

I think my crappy day is migraine related. I sort of forgot that I had one yesterday until it came back this afternoon. Ah, well. I was almost convinced that it was food poisoning from the apple I bought at O'Hare the other day. It was the only think I had to eat yesterday that Larry didn't.

How lame is it to do story recs without saying much other than "I really liked this story?" I mean, I want to tell people to read stories that I love, but I'm crap at trying to tell them why.
Mood:: 'nauseated' nauseated
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 02:41pm on 30/03/2009
Fred has re-surfaced! He was apparently in the sunroom the whole time, even though I searched all over that place with a flashlight a million times. I guess he's done hibernating now. He came out yesterday and spent over half an hour drinking water. You could practically see him re-hydrating.

I have some sort of GI ickyness going on, which meant I was up puking half the night and am now alternating napping and going back and forth to the vet/groomers with Neville and Lucy. Lucy had her teeth cleaned and won't be ready until 5. Neville had his hair done and I just brought him home. He looks like she used garden shears on him, but the good thing about hair is that it grows back, and at least he's clean and untangled. We're now in bed eating old, freezer-burned Eggos.

It's unfortunate that I feel so crappy, because I ran 7 miles yesterday and it was fabulous. I haven't run that far in a while, because my leg of the upcoming Pittsburgh marathon relay is only 5.something miles. I love how I feel after a long run, like I'm tired and a little stiff and it just feels so good. It was a good run because I had negative splits the whole time, too, which is something I've been working on. I really want to increase my pace, and I have, just a bit.

I watched It's a Terrible Life for the third time yesterday, and reading tons of meta. I know I said I wasn't going to read episode reactions anymore, but I may have over-reacted just a tad. Mostly I've come to the conclusion that Kripke's willingness to think outside the box is one of my favorite things about him.

Today is lost, because while I'm feeling better, I'm being totally self-indulgent and not doing anything productive. I'm so rarely sick that I'm not sure what to do with myself. But now I have four days to get ready for a nine day trip. I don't even feel bad leaving Lar for that long, though, because he'll have Neville. He's already arranging the call schedule so he doesn't have to stay late any evening while I'm gone. We wouldn't want Neville to be alone for any length of time.

ETA: Aww, my mood icon. Baby!Justin and his tonsils.
Mood:: 'sick' sick
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 01:00pm on 28/03/2009
I love airports with free WiFi. We're waiting to board in San Antonio, on our way to O'Hare. Always an adventure. I won't be sorry to leave the country music in every freakin' public space behind, let me tell you.

I so meant to sign up for Sweet Charity this time around. The last time, dammit, and I missed the cutoff date because I wasn't paying attention. Story of my life, seriously.

Larry is very excited to see Neville when we get home.
Mood:: 'calm' calm
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posted by [personal profile] withdiamonds at 05:56pm on 27/03/2009
Greetings from San Antonio. Yes, we're still here, although we're going home tomorrow. It's been a nice week, with the weather all over the place, but this hotel has the most kick-ass fitness facility I've ever seen. I want to live in this hotel, just for that.

We're paying a fortune for wireless here, so I figured I should post at least once.

Larry's been busy networking and politicing and going to talks and been much busier than he usually is at meetings. The American Burn Association is made up of physicians, nurses, dieticians, psychologists, firefighters and burn patients, so there are a lot of different people here. There is a banquet tonight, and it's a casual, jeans kind of banquet.

I now need CEUs to keep my nursing license active in PA and I should totally have taken advantage of this meeting to get a bunch, but I decided to spend my time in the fitness center instead. :)

The amusing thing is that apparently, the folks at Larry's old hospital put out the word that Larry resigned from all things burn and trauma related, including but not limited to his job, committees and all professional organizations. He spent the first couple of days here reassuring people who were surprised to see him that he's still around and is in fact now running a much bigger burn unit than he was before. He thinks it kind of funny, but the President-elect of the ABA, who runs the burn program at Ohio State and was Larry's partner in Dayton, is totally pissed.

So we were out to dinner last night, and when we got back I dl'd 4.17 and watched it. I have many thoughts, but I also am pretty fucking annoyed at some of the negative reaction posts I've seen, so if you didn't like this episode, don't click. I should probably wait until I'm not mad anymore to post anything, but, whatever.There's nothing more annoying than really loving an episode and immediately seeing a big screed about how much it sucked, and I'm not in the mood to be diplomatic.

It's not the last episode they're ever going to give us! )
Mood:: 'aggravated' aggravated

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