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day 30

Last day of NaBloPoMo is here, and I am exhausted. To end the month of all sgg all the time, I will impart to you a few of the pieces of knowledge I have gained over the last 30 days.

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  •  I do my best blogging in the morning when I should be working. Between the first cup of coffee and the decision of what to do for lunch is the most productive part of my day, and every single day I have to choose: do I work on my project and please my boss and coworkers, or do I entertain myself and my formless internet friends with random drivel about whatever topic has captured my attention that day? We’ll say the days in which you liked what I wrote I made the latter choice. Obviously that was every day;)
  • A picture or a video covers a multitude of sins – namely the sins of not having anything to say but still wanting to put something out there.
  • I LOVE Battlestar Galactica with a deep and abiding passion. Oh, were you under the impression that these pieces of knowledge would be related to blogging?
  • I suck at flirting. There is a person that I am relatively sure is possibly maybe interested, but every time I talk to him I feel so frakking awkward and I feel myself doing the exact wrong things, it’s like I revert to the shyest version of myself, the one I always think I’ve grown out of only to realize she’s just been in hiding, waiting for me to really want to make a good impression on someone. I guess I have to hope that it comes across in a cute way and not a complete spaz way, because otherwise I’m doomed.
  • My whole family is certifiably insane. Everyone thinks their family is insane, but I know it to be true.
  • My nephew and niece are the cutest and smartest babies ever born, no question.

I’m sure there are more things, but it is 10pm on a friday night, I’m a 25 year old single girl, and I have better things to do than sit on a computer typing things for an audience of people I’ll likely never meet.


Wait, did you think I meant go out? You’re obviously new here. I have Buffy to watch!


I’ve been tagged! [3-7 of 7]

It took me long enough to get around to finishing this. Focus has not been high on my list of accomplishments recently, and NaBloPoMo is harder than I thought it would be. It’s been good for me though, as ze frank said in one of his latest videos (and how awesome is it that he is making videos again?), feeling uninspired is no excuse for not creating things – the difference between working on something you don’t think is going to be perfect and not working on something at all is the difference between 1 and 0. Something and nothing.

The things:

3. People who have seen my bedroom would laugh at this, but the truth is that I am a perfectionist, which means that ze’s advice notwithstanding, I hate to do something if I don’t think I can do it right. This means that I don’t start a lot of things, like cleaning projects (my room is a mess), writing stories, or trying to sew. I have a couple of web application ideas that have been kicking around in my head for months that I haven’t gotten around to trying to fix. My room was a royal mess until this weekend – mostly because I knew that I had to go through a couple of boxes that I didn’t want to touch: the last remnants of my relationship with the former fiance. I finally bit the bullet though and forced myself to do it. I saved a couple of small gifts and a couple of photos, nothing that wouldn’t fit into a little box I had set aside for that purpose, and I trashed everything else. Gifts, photos, letters, wedding planning stuff, it all went. Yes, I still had wedding stuff. Yes, it’s been 2 years. I know, I am pathetic. Believe me, it caused me no pain to toss it and it would have if I’d done it before, so I’m glad I waited. So, there’s some breakup advice for you. Don’t say I never taught you anything.

4. I bake for brownie points. So far no one has complained:) (Today it was chocolate banana bread, a recipe of my own devising. Tasty!)

5.  Google reader rules my life. I have subscribed to so many feeds I will never ever be able to catch up, I’ve had to create a special category for stuff I consider a must read and I get to the other stuff eventually. I subscribe to news(regular and technology + local, national and world), entertainment, gossip blogs, personal blogs, lots and lots of scifi and book blogs, and even some software development blogs. Right now I have at least 2,000 unread items in my reader. Is there a 12 step rss program?

6. I can’t keep my dog off of the couch. She gets in trouble every time I catch her, and yet still the next time I go into the living room, there she is again, snoozing away. What does this mean? Does she wish I had carpet? Is the bed I gave her not good enough? Should I get her her own couch? Rig that one with an ejector seat so it flings her across the room if she gets on it? These are the questions that occupy me.

7. Finally, number 7. The last random thing about me is that last night I fell asleep fully clothed with the light on at 10pm and didn’t wake up until 3am, at which point I decided changing was a lost cause and just switched off the light and went back to bed. This can be interpreted a couple of ways: either I need a boyfriend (or better roommate) who will nudge me awake so I can actually get ready for bed like a normal human being, or I need to take more naps during the day. Perhaps both.

There you go Pheobe, I finished it, and before the month was even out. I should get a prize for that.


I miss meebo

You might remember the meebo widget that I used to have over on the right that would allow anyone who chose to message me if I happened to be online. Sadly my job suddenly decided to employ strict internet filtering and I no longer have access to meebo, facebook, myspace, pandora, or flickr. For some reason wordpress was spared, a fact for which I am grateful. Since I can’t get on meebo during the day anymore I killed the widget, but meebo is still an awesome webapp and the recent addition of a firefox extension has made it that much cooler. Enjoy it for me won’t you?


that hot guy is probably a vampire

This is going to be short and sweet because it is late and I am feeling less than 100%. We’ve had a big weather change in the last couple of days and it triggered a sore throat, a cough, and general malaise. It would be lovely to use it as an excuse to stay home from work, but since I have a huge project I am working on I’ll be a good girl. Sigh.

Big news folks! I’ve finally started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For some reason it never quite made it onto my list of things to watch before the last year or so – I watched the movie back when it came out, and when I heard there was a show to match it never piqued my interest. Stupid past me didn’t know about Joss Whedon and his high awesomeness ranking, a lesson present me has learned well. Various sources have recommended Seasons 2 and 3 as the better ones, but since I have a serious compulsion about consuming books and movies in their proper order I am starting with season 1 and going on from there.

buffy season 1

I watched the premier 2 parter tonight. Major impressions:

– The cute ones are all undead.

– How adorable is baby Alyson Hannigan?

– I don’t quite buy little Sarah Michelle as an ass-kicking slayer, but I’m sure the fight quality will improve over time.

– Darla the vampire is totally Rita from Dexter! It’s kind of nice to see her in such a proactive role.

– British library guy is a little hands on and anti-personal space, no?

– Doesn’t she have a sister? Does she just appear later? Or is she a step? Wait don’t tell me I don’t want to be spoiled!

– The dialogue style so reminds me of Firefly/Serenity. Join me in praying to the tv gods that more ‘verse stuff will be made in the future. The Fillion must be rescued from frakking Desperate Housewives! I don’t mind Jewel Staite on Stargate:Atlantis because I actually enjoy that show, but I miss the other Firefly vets. They must be reunited!



Loved it, loved Kendra Shaw’s character, loved how the story was told so that we got some of the characters we know and love as well as some new ones, loved how they finally acknowledged the existence of homosexuality since they’ve tackled practically every other social issue.

Back to work tomorrow, good times.


I’ve been tagged! [2 of 7]

Fellow Highlander fan and NaBloPoMo-er Pheobe tagged me more or less at random for the 7 random/weird things meme. I think I’ve done this before, but since you love me you’ll like it the second time too:)

I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you pick it up from me please let me know in the comments! Reading weird things about other people is always fun.

Here are the rules:
a. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
b. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
c. Tag 7 random people participating in nablopomo at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
d. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

The things:
1. I tend to get really bored while driving and let my mind wander… this has resulted in me going the wrong direction accidentally, running stop signs, and turning the wrong way on one-way streets. I’ve found two remedies for this condition: 1. Show tunes! Musicals have the best songs for singing along with(duh). Right now in my car I have CD’s for My Fair Lady, Wicked(my current fave), The Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge(yes it counts), and The Lion King(shut up, it counts!). 2. The cell phone. This isn’t really a remedy though, I get just as distracted while on the phone, just for different reasons. Books on CD also work, but I only resort to those on long trips when I know I’ll get through the whole story.

2. This is probably going to ruin any level of coolness or even geek-cred I might have earned, but it must be done. There is a guilty secret in my life that only my closest friends are aware of. Prepare yourself…. ok, here we go… I read romance novels and “chick lit”. Romance novels are like any other drug that provides an endorphin rush – you know they are bad for you and distort your sense of reality, but that doesn’t keep you from wanting more, looking for that next fix. The best ones actually resemble something that might actually happen in the real world, but I read them all. Crack, I tell you!

    As for the second category, I find “Chick lit” to be kind of an insulting term – when did books that tend to focus on relationships become the realm of women only? I challenge you to name a well loved book that doesn’t focus at least in part on how people relate to each other. Put a cover without shoes or that isn’t pink on a lot of these books (the good ones) and they would be indistinguishable from any other novel out there. As for the others of lesser quality or which tend to fall into the stereotype a little more, why it is ok for women to read books that focus on men (I’m looking at you Tom Clancy), but books that focus on women are considered inferior in some way? That is just as annoying as when people write off science fiction completely as a genre without realizing that just as with anything else there are many levels of quality, and the best stand as some of the greatest works of literature.


    Ok I’m sorry but I’ve been cleaning all morning and I think some bleach fumes have gotten into my brain, so I’ll give you the rest of the 7 later.

    Tonight is Razor yay!

    Update on the dog situation: they are getting along fine today, and my bite mark has faded. Mini (the one I’m sitting) goes home tomorrow. She didn’t mean to bite me, my arm kind of got in the way when I was trying to separate the combatants, so I’m not going to tell her parents (the former roommate and her new husband). She’s been a total sweetheart today, didn’t even try to knock the trashcan over.


    dog day

    Breaking up dogfights and getting bitten as a reward for my pains is not my idea of a fun Friday night. I should have followed my first instinct and gone straight to the movies instead of coming home to let the dogs inside. I think next time someone asks me to dogsit I will have to say no.

    I’m fine, it didn’t break the skin, but I’m still trying to calm down, the adrenaline is still pumping and I feel like doing something nuts. This must be what skydivers and bungee jumpers feel like. I had a chance to go bungee jumping off of a bridge that crosses the Corinth Canal once, but these silly impulses called common sense and self-preservation prevailed.

    corinth canal - kiltbear

     It’s been a very long day after too little sleep and one too many dogs, so I am off to get some rest. I want to be fresh as a daisy for watching Razor tomorrow!

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