whitereflection: (sherlock john eat you)
Ugh, I need to post. Have fallen out of the habit so badly, and tumblr's mindless reblogging is just so nice when I get to procrastinating about actually saying things, and/or am being a hermit. Anyway, bulletpoints to catch up:

•Had a pipe from the kitchen down to the basement go bad and leak, resulting in the first time ever for making a homeowner's insurance claim. "Minor", but still resulted in weeks of repairs and contractors--plumber, carpenter, water damage treatment company, drywaller, painter, etc, multiple visits of each. And well, not the worst expense, but still expense.

•In amongst that, naturally was time to renew my driver's license and had to plate/pay sales taxes on the new(ish) car

•Had to deal with my aunt's, mother's, and stepmother's birthdays, am now about to my own. Not digging the whole nearly-38 thing.

•Did jury duty, actually got placed in a jury for a county criminal trial. Luckily, found out when it was time for deliberations that I was the alternate juror and could leave. The whole situation massively pushed all my anxiety buttons--I do not deal with new things well, nor with situations involving conflict/arguing. Also luckily, Omaha is 'one day-one trial', so once you do your day/trial (if it goes longer than a day, though mine didn't), your jury duty service is considered complete. So no spending days/weeks on it.

•Family member has gotten themselves into some trouble; nothing I can do for it but listen when my parents want to talk about it. It's not the end of the world, I'm sure they can work through it with some time. Just a strange and weird thing, the way people can fuck up.

•Still haven't gotten to show Sherlock (BBC) to the gals that come over on Saturdays. Stuff keeps coming up. GOING TO ASAP. Am going to demand it Saturday. (Have inflicted Stonehenge Apocalypse on one group of friends; eventually after Sherlock stuff, will make the gals watch it, too. Trolololol.)

•Health willing, as am dealing with a cold for the last few days.

•Over the years, have seen bits and pieces of Nine and Ten era Dr.Who--have downloaded damned near all of the five-so-far seasons, am currently up to s1ep5 of Nine. Enjoying the hell out of it. Need to watch more.

•Have not been raiding in WoW, just doing the new dailies/achievements. But have come to the decision--I'm going to faction switch Akseru from horde to alliance, to do casual raiding with the husband's guild. They seem okay people, stable and low drama, from what I've seen playing on an alt there. I don't like the look of alliance male characters though, so Ak will be changing from a male bloodelf to a female human. In my mental RPG for the character, it actually suits him and is oddly fitting. And it's still him, even when a her. Don't ask :p The husband has done a Figureprints statuette of what he previously looked like for my birthday, and now that that's shipped, will do the faction switch later today. I guess it's come down to that in my very first guild six years ago, I didn't know anyone--but every time since, every time, that I've joined a new guild, I've known RL and/or online friends already in said guild. At this point, I don't want to join somewhere I don't know anyone at all. So this works for me right now.

•PS I am looking forward to more Supernatural, and will be watching s7. I guess the extent of my fanning is just reblogging a bit of stuff on tumblr, and sometimes reading a short fic here or there. It's just sharing my attention with Sherlock, Dr.Who and even Community, and I'm more feeling part of the Sherlock fandom than anything else, atm--even if I've pretty much proven to myself with one poem that I can't write for it for crap :p But I do so love reading the fic. S/J fic yes yes yes ♥

•But seriously: Sherlock Sherlock Sherlock Sherlock Sherlock ♥ Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch can shake my boat any day.

•...is that everything? Am I caught up? o_O I think that's everything.

•Oh wait--very, very, very belated thanks to [livejournal.com profile] silverraven and [livejournal.com profile] cherie_morte for the vgifts. \o/♥ So sorry it took...a month and a half, ugh >_< for me to say something.
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*So many thank yous to [livejournal.com profile] zuben_eschamali for the virtual Jelly Beans :D That is so absolutely cute, and tickles me greatly. ♥ *hugs*!

*Managed to make it two whole months before I got another cold. ^^; My immune system is full of failings. Horribly queasy earlier today, not sure if it's related. Attempted soup for dinner (dry toast at lunch was so bleh :x but did help settle things).

*Guild got a first kill on Heroic Magmaw the other night. Peeked in on Heroic Omnitron and that fight looks...interesting, in which interesting translates to 'a pain in the butt'. Wondering how far we'll progress before Firelands goes live (it'll be awhile, I'm sure, since there was just a major patch, just pondering since it is on the horizon.)

*[livejournal.com profile] paxlux is my squishy ♥ And [livejournal.com profile] silverraven is a lovely, wonderful person. ^____^

*Community. Community. I just. This shoooooow. \o/ Still working on 1st season, but still. I honestly don't feel the pull to read fic, but I'm adoring the show and love the graphics and gifs I'm seeing. Reminds me how I was with Avatar: The Last Airbender, where I fanned the show simply in and of itself. And amazing how something some label as just a comedy could hit me with a quote that truly rocked me--see the tumblr post I made after seeing the s1 episode, Beginning Pottery, this afternoon (beware the rest of my tumblr, though, there are some SPN spoilers there).


Mar. 19th, 2011 09:17 pm
whitereflection: (winchesters lazy slackers)
I think I have managed to sleep away 95% of today. :/ At least I made a crockpot ham and bean soup, so I wasn't totally useless. I think it's actually annoyed the cats that I've been taking their spots on the couch so much.

Didn't have to concern myself with whether to go outside to look at the supermoon, since naturally here it's cloudy. Way to go, Nebräska.

One of these days when I get to feeling normal, I really need to see if the used game store has any copies of Twilight Princess or Animal Crossing (the Wii one's City Folk, I think?).
whitereflection: (WTHIF!!!!)
Why do I still have my Omaha Public Schools Drivers Education Certificate card (dated 7-16-90) in my wallet? Why have I been keeping this? Why have I been switching it from wallet to wallet for nearly twenty-one years? Self, whyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Anyway. Mostly sleeping, with occasional bouts of checking email/LJ/Tumblr. Cold-thing is starting to improve, but so tiiiiiiiired.

Speaking of Tumblr, is there anyone's out there that I'm missing? My fan one's still http://thingswhatareawesome.tumblr.com/ (and my WoW screenshot one's http://livingflame.tumblr.com/ though it needs updating). The fan one's just like here--focused on Jared, Sam, Wincest, J2, and SPN in general, with occasional reblogs of food, music, games, anime, characters/pairings about which I still get nostalgic, and other stuff that makes me geek out. P.S. for those who still don't know, Tumblr has no LJ cuts except for plain text--THERE ARE SPOILERS THERE. Don't go looking if you don't like.

Made a root beer float earlier (for entirely medicinal purposes, of course), and it's [livejournal.com profile] paxlux's fault.
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Was going to do a voice post of some Irish poet to mark the day, but the cold's totally fucked my voice, so I'll give that a pass, I guess. Happy St.Patrick's Day anyway. http://pusheen.tumblr.com/post/3913523926 Have a cute and yet appropriate-ish gif. (No beer for me, though, green or otherwise--tea, perhaps.)

[livejournal.com profile] ormolu did a post "A musing on geek culture" (http://ormolu.livejournal.com/579655.html ) that expresses perfectly issues I've had with being a female geek. After all, you think male geek, you don't think "must be sexy", right? So why's it like that for girls/women? As she says But still, it's annoying and indicative of a larger problem. Even in our own geek culture, we geek girls must fight to be seen as people first and foremost.
whitereflection: (sam hero)
Ooooor it could be that I've gotten a cold. Yeeha and awesome.

I can't help it; I still think this kid is awesome.

I already felt such heartache for different places in the world, and now it's just heartbreaking. Reading the news, I just feel worried sick. I don't know what to make of it.

On a much, much more shallow note, honestly, fandom, why do you not have more top!Dean/bottom!Sam and top!Jensen/bottom!Jared fics. Grr. Same for more sick/hurt!Sam and sick/hurt!Jared fics. Especially ones where people actually remember the c part of h/c. The world needs way more good sick!Jared and sick!Sam fics. And by that I mean fics I don't have to write, because I can't write jack or shit anymore. Wharrgarbl.
whitereflection: (sam burning in hell)
Dealing with a cold the last few days, been extremely tired and thus have been doing close to nothing. Also it's messed with my sleep schedule, which is probably obvious. Lucky that there was nothing social scheduled this weekend.

Due to a comment on a thread at that spn poetry community, was introduced to the concept of erasure poetry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasure_poetry). Admittedly, I've only ever had one creative writing class (high school, very basic/general), but all those high school and college AP and honors English classes...? I feel like my education was so lacking, that I'd never heard of such back then.

Anyway, decided to attempt one, using the lyrics of Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son" (it seemed appropriate). Sort of an exploration/reflection on 5.22-6.11 Sam.


"Carry my peace, rest no more"

I rose ever higher,
but flew too high

My eyes still blind,
my mind mad,
I hear voices
when I'm dreaming
I can hear
a reason my charade is wise--
I don't know
stormy emotion

Tossed about
like a ship,
the ocean winds' voices say,
"Remember nothing
The splendor lights your heaven,
waits for you
My son, you are done
don't cry, don't cry."
whitereflection: (BALLS.)
Yeah, still sick. But improving, I promise. This thing seriously kicked my ass, and I'm unfortunately used to how colds treat me. Least I don't feel like I need a dr/antibiotics anymore, just normal-cold cruddy. No energy though, which really gets aggravating. A good night of sleep would help, but just can't seem to thanks to waking myself up contantly coughing--either getting up for cough syrup/drops keeps me up for awhile or if it's past 5am, I might as well just get up, you know? But a few hours a night is gettin' a mite old. ^^;

UGH, need a new keyboard. Long time ago, I'd had a spill that'd gummed up a few keys--they got kinda-sorta better, but then recently have out of the blue gummed up even *worse*, and my 6-7-8 are darned near non-functional. Guess I know what my Christmas money from Dad will go toward.

OMFG WOW: CATACLYSM TONIGHT \o/!!! Shows how out of it I am--I kept thinking when I heard midnight release 12-7, that meant midnight Tuesday. No, Beavis, you dumbass, that means Monday midnight. Oy. I seriously only realized this *last night*.

For some reason, realizing Cata comes out tonight instead of tomorrow night started me on some sort of anxiety-cascade, and thus massive insomnia before the coughing problem even factored in. >_< Aasfsdkjfk. I'm just so behind on basic house stuff, and thought I was okay on holiday things but now feel hugely behind. And I'd wanted to do cards for people, but honestly that's not going to happen. :/ So I really love all those that have posted entries saying to leave an address for a Christmas/holiday card, but I feel really weird taking and not giving. Bad enough I've left prompts for comment-fic when I'm not going to have anything to offer.

Was supposed to go to the husband's work holiday dinner tonight, but highly likely not doing so. And of course, had planned on waiting at Gamestop this evening for the midnight release, but that's probably not a good idea. :/ The husband is willing to do it, which is cool, since he's not one for standing out in crowds and usually I'm the weirdo that does that sort of thing. (Unfortunately it does mean standing out in the cold again >_< Which is why I definitely can't do it.)

PS REGARDING A CERTAIN TV GUIDE COVER WOOOOOO HELL YEAH FANDOM :D :D :D Holy cats, for the first time in like a decade I actually give a shit about buying a TV Guide. XD;

Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:11 am
whitereflection: (Default)
Because it still needs to be pimped out:
♥Love Meme♥

Speaking of that meme, huge, huge *hugs* to y'all, and extra hugs and thanks to certain of you, you know who you are ♥ You guys, I just ♥♥♥ \o/

♥ also to [livejournal.com profile] jojothecr for the present :D I should've said something yesterday, but I was slacking. Thanks, hon!

I feel like this is sort of the lost week or something. o_O Can't believe it's Thursday. Just doesn't feel like it. It's all lost in a haze of sleeping and sinus meds and cough syrup. And so many Halls drops, don't think I've ever taken so many. >_o Just wish it would all just go away already. Kind of tired of having my ass so thoroughly kicked by it, yes. ^^; (PS Hey, flu shot, you going to actually prevent anything this year?)

Re:WoW-- Haven't made much progress with the new alts like some folks have, just haven't had the energy to be gung-ho about it. So Deannajude the warrior still's only 21, though my troll druid is 16, I think. I should run Ak through heroics with the new goblin faction tabard so I can get their mount (that ATV looking thing :p ), but, eh, later. Been trying the quest chain in Hillsbrad based off the Plants Vs Zombies webgame, and...I'm horrid at it. :/ I want the sunflower pet you get after finishing all the quests so badly, but I keep failing and failing at the 'set us up the pumpkin bomb' one. Just sucks, because other people have accomplished it with only some struggling, and me, I just can't seem to get it. Will keep trying, but it's frustrating. And the sunflower pet is so damned cute. :(
whitereflection: (j2 patpat (I'm here for you))
Medicated to the gills, so really not awesome writing. Am glad it's coherent at all.

just one more day, yay )

Have like a week's worth of comments and email I've ignored, sorry. :x Will work on those soonish, just not today.
whitereflection: (winchesters and without you i break)
My throat is on fire. T___T Can't skip out on the D&D thing tomorrow or the late-Thanksgiving thing in the evening, much less writing for the last 3 days of November. But I really, really wish I could just say to hell with it all. Because seriously, on fire. So hope it's not so bad when I wake up tomorrow.

Also, is there a "hollisharrow1476" out there? Because they're trying to add me to their Yahoo! online list, and I'm kind of not sure who that person even is. o_O So, just curious.
whitereflection: (winchesters lazy slackers)
Ffffff, I think I've come down with something again. T___T I have the worst immune system EVER.

Got to see my brother and his gf, though. Went out with them, Mom, and the husband to this hole in the wall Chinese place that for some reason everyone else in my family loves. Was a cool chance to catch up with them at least. Even if they did taunt me with the fact that there's tons of dim sum places out in Denver.

Re: WoW-- I...give up. Even though some of their forms are horrid, I'm gonna try a troll druid. And maybe I'll leave my horde hunter as a troll, too. I really do like troll gals. They just look and sound cool.

Blah blah, mininano stuff )

Wonder how I'm gonna get the day's writing in tomorrow. Have James' D&D game during the day (still need to write up a barbarian), then the Thanksgiving get together at our friends' place in the evening. Might have to resort to writing crap haiku during the game or something.
whitereflection: (sam from the corner of my eye)
I am tired from D&D. Wtf. Self, could you get more pathetic? (Or maybe I'm just tired, yeah, I know, cold + recent sleep deficit, but still) Anyway, feeling a little better about Bebop. Still down, but I know that just takes time. I need to post a pic of him, will have to look at what photos Mom and I have saved.

mini/mifu, poem jotted down during game )
whitereflection: (j2 patpat (I'm here for you))
things )

Non-whiny thing--shoooooow toniiiiight. God, how to last through these last few hours. So very, very impatient.

mininano-wrisomifu )

yeah, well

Nov. 4th, 2010 08:34 am
whitereflection: (sam dangerous (bw))
I'm sick, the husband's sick, Bebop-cat's sick with something and requiring a vet trip, bunch of errands to deal with all day. Hell, even last night's WoW raid was...frustrating, and I'm having trouble caring about writing today, though I will eventually make myself do something, I guess. Haven't eaten, no coffee (or tea. I want tea.), no idea when I'll get a chance for such.

November, you kind of suck so far.


Sep. 17th, 2010 02:14 pm
whitereflection: (winchesters ooooo pepper steak!)
Another "I normally don't..." moment. >_> But but, snarky e-cards \o/ ♥♥♥ They are the best thing.


My left ear can cease being so plugged up any time now (actually the whole cold thing can just gtfo, seriously). Last thing I need is for it to decide it wants to get infected or something. Especially not with people coming over tomorrow for Anj's and Gina's birthdays, with no chance to meet up again for weeks... *flails*
whitereflection: (Default)
Hey, self. When you drink a bunch of rasberry apple cider, which is, you know, incredibly *red* and then go and brush your teeth, try to remember about the whole incredibly *red* bit. And not, you know, have a nice moment of panic that something in your mouth is bleeding. Dimwit.

Speaking of bleeding, hooray for fingernails. If not for those, I probably would have lopped the tip of my thumb off. I should be trusted with knives just about as much as I should be trusted with ovens. (Or toasters, per yesterday's incident that set off the smoke alarm after charring a split roll so bad the toaster had a cloud over it. I just... Yeah. /sigh)

Had gotten ingredients to do all the things from this http://theeconolodgediaries.blogspot.com/2010/06/another-arabian-night.html blog post last Friday pre-cold, so made myself start putting things together today. Really don't have the energy for it, but the stuff will go bad if I don't, and a good bunch of the vegetables and the meat were from that little farmer's market place (http://www.tomatotomato.org/) so that'd be a huge waste. All that's left is the potatoes, at least, and broiling the lamb patty things.

Edit: Ugh, must learn to not hit return while fussing with tags. Oh hey, it posted, what \o/

Anyway, heroic Putricide 10 down to 7% last night. So close. And totally unrelated, mmmmmm, Sam Jared Jared Sam, mmmmmmyeah. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah. ♥ Gives me a little sparkle. :)


Sep. 14th, 2010 11:44 am
whitereflection: (winchesters lazy slackers)
Today I am: stupid-tired, croaky, fretting, and absolutely dreading Saturday. Yeehah. :| Also, the heroic Putricide fight in a pain in the butt (at least we've made some progress in learning it). Also also: http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=595 is so a SPN fic prompt if I ever saw one.

wtb soup

Sep. 13th, 2010 09:02 am
whitereflection: (winchesters brothers everthere)
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

I normally don't do these sorts of things when they go around, but honestly, you guys. ♥ All of you. I should say more often how very much I appreciate you all are out there. ♥

In other news, saw Kick Ass last night (yeah, giving going to that one guy's place another chance). Enjoyed it, for the most part, but on the other hand, eh. Felt really meh at a lot of aspects about the ending, especially what they did with such a (har) kick-ass character like Hit Girl. Also rolled my eyes at the sort of Watchmen-ish gore. I'm hoping not every movie is thinking that's the cool way to be now. Bleah.

Aaaaaand, I think I have a cold again. Yeah, I know, it's only been a month. Just thought my allergies were bad, and then that stupid cough started the last couple days, and now I feel sort of ugh. My immune system is full of so many failings and so much incompetence. :p

day eleven

Aug. 12th, 2010 12:38 pm
whitereflection: (Default)
Still fighting that cold. Isn't getting worse, just is being really, really slow to go away. Life's mostly about sleeping and being really tired. James'd taken a couple days off work and really wanted to go to the zoo, so I did that with he and Mom Tuesday for a few hours, but that kicked my ass hard. Good to get out in the sun a bit though (even if we kept to inside exhibits because it was so hot). But I haven't even done WoW much--even sat out of the raid last night so I could lay down early. Thanks to those that have sent 'get better' wishes. ♥ It's appreciated, truly. I've just been crap at answering my comments again, sorry. :(

Dad and my stepmother stopped over for awhile this morning to talk about my aunt (my dad's sister). This is...kind of the home stretch for her. She's been having another round of chemo (after they'd found how her cancer'd spread back during that surgery she'd had in February), but it's been going really horribly, and she's so incredibly ill and dehydrated. They're having to stop it because her kidneys are failing again. And it's one of those things that there's just no more chemo that can be done. When Dad took my aunt to her oncologist, she was compassionate and definitely is a good doctor, but was bluntly honest about how advanced the cancer is now. Obviously this is really rough for my aunt, and even just talking about it with us, Dad was alternating between being strong and starting to cry. The doctor had said my aunt will be able to see her granddaughter be baptized in early September, but beyond that... I wonder if we'll still have her with us come Christmas. Anyway. She's been a survivor for twelve years now, so she's done fucking well, and that's what really matters.

Followed a link from someone's Twitter, saw this website:
So very striking. I'm particularly fascinated by photo 66, because even though these are just day-in-the-life sort of photos, that one in particular looks like art. It looks like it should be an oil painting.

So time to time I read the webcomic Boxer Hockey, which I've been tempted to link to in the past, but there was one story arc so freaking *weird* (which turned out to be a dream) that I didn't. But this latest story arc just has me all OH HEY HEARTSTRINGS I HAS THEM. Starting here: http://boxerhockey.fireball20xl.com/?id=134 The current strip that's a short animation has me all 'awwww'. Sort of reminds me of me as a kid.

One for the 'everything is about SPN' files:

And leaving this link for myself for rereading, since I'm sure everyone in fandom's read it already:
Mildred: A College AU by [livejournal.com profile] causeways and [livejournal.com profile] walkawayslowly, J2, NC17, 62K+ words. Most adorable, sweet thing ever. Ever. I am so completely charmed by young, awkward, confused, discovering-himself Jared that it's not even funny. The background characters are delightful (And I think some are OCs, and I *never* like OCs usually).

Anyway, time for lunch, making myself shower, and most likely more sleeping. Wooooo, crazy times.

(P.S. This gif is my happy place: http://pics.livejournal.com/whitereflection/pic/000a8w71 Afdfksdfk.)

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