fiarra: ([repo] shilo. reading)
2012-04-02 11:03 am

too many books, not enough time.

So, I am alive. That is good.

The semester is coming to a close, but the summer is looking pretty busy.. so this isn't as exciting as you would imagine. Luckily, some of this busy is going to be travel!

HI I AM STILL EXCITED ABOUT GOING TO COMIC CON IN JULY.
I have my registration. The hotel registration thing was this weekend. It was a bit of a shit-show, but we got a hotel room on the shuttle route, so I can't really complain. We might try to upgrade to something walking distance to the con, but I am honestly not too worried. Now I just need to work on buying a plane ticket (although.. perhaps not until my next paycheck oops). I have at least 2 of my outfits planned, so I need to figure out if I'm actually going to try and cosplay (and what I would do). In other news, you should all probably not be friends with me.

I have seen The Hunger Games twice now and IT IS STILL FLAWLESS. I have too many feelings to really express, but let's just leave it at - I love all their faces.

Speaking of flawless.... GRIMM. I still LOVE EVERYTHING that happens on that show. Juliette and Nick are adorable and the preview for next week might have nearly killed me. Every time I get info about the new eps, I just flail myself into a mess, really. I realize that like.. 3 people I know actually enjoy this show, but whatever. I do what I want, Thor.

On the book front, I just finished Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire. It was a lot of fun. For the unaware, she's the same person who wrote the Newsflesh series (which.. omg last book soon!). The main character was quirky enough to be interesting, but not to the point of being annoying. The ~romance part was a bit predictable, but the universe that story is set in is fascinating enough to make up for that.

I am still trying to decide what to start next. I have Song of Ice and Fire on my kindle, but I also have Divergent, The Sherlockian, The Fault in Our Stars, Dresden Files, Temeraire, and Chaos Walking. TOO MANY CHOICES HELP.

And last of all.... my whole back hurts and I am weirdly sore all over. I did not want to start this week feeling like I've been hit by a car.

HAPPY MONDAY!
fiarra: ([lucky star] ?!)
2012-03-09 03:14 pm

the images they sell are illusion and dream

Well hello. How is everyone today? Good, I hope.

I have been on Spring Break this week; which really means that I have been doing more reading at home and I haven't had to teach. I have also somehow managed to turn myself into a creature with natural waking hours of... 11:30am-3:30am. This is mostly unfortunate and means that next week is going to be difficult.

I went to visit my parents at the beginning of the week, which was a nice recharge. I also visited the asian grocery store and bought ALL OF THE THINGS. Basically, I just threw my debit card at them and didn't look at the total. I now have a bag of pocky/other candy, a freezer full of dumplings and pork-filled buns, and ramune in the pantry. Also, more supplied for sushi making yay! I also had an amusing conversation with my mother about Lent that... is an accurate summary of my family.

Lent conversation under cut for length )

So yes, that happened.
This month I get a [livejournal.com profile] manderkitty for a week, which is super exciting. I have no plans for us yet, so if any local people have awesome ideas of things to do... halp?

I finished reading Timeless last night and OH GOD IT WAS SO GOOD AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ PARASOL PROTECTORATE. I am sad that the series is over, but I enjoyed the ending and can't wait for the follow-up series. Now, go read it so you can talk to me about it. And while I am telling you all to do things, go watch Grimm because it is the GREATEST EVER THE END.

In other news, I am making two kinds of cupcakes tomorrow to bring to the fangirl party tomorrow: Mint Chocolate and Cookies & Cream. I am subbing the buttery frosting on the mint ones with a minty whipped cream in an attempt to decrease the amount of butter. I am excited and our apartment is going to smell delicious.
fiarra: ([digimon] mimi. glee!)
2012-02-06 09:50 pm

a day without you is like a year without rain

I only seem to post when I am trying to avoid grading. This is not at all mysterious. I also have cleaned my room because it was driving me to distraction (...and because it means not reading all these lab reports).


However, I had a lovely weekend out of Boston!

I left on Friday afternoon on the bus. It was super weird because there was a megabus at 3pm AND at 3:15. I was on the 3:15 and it was just a regular coach bus. This was mostly annoying because there were no outlets, but it also was much less crowded, so I got two whole seats. We actually arrived kinda on time, so it was super easy to catch a train to [personal profile] eloiserummaging's place. Uh, yes. Then we watched The Finder, The Mentalist and Grimm on my laptop (HI I HAVE FEELINGS ABOUT GRIMM BUT LIKE THREE PEOPLE WATCH THIS SHOW) and ate pizza. It was an A+ evening really. Plus, I got to play with her cats.

Then I was picked up on Saturday afternoon and went farther into NJ to meet up with people for dinner out in Princeton and hanging out. It was good times. We totally traumatized our waitress.... multiple times. The evening was rounded off with a viewing of Thor - which was really more like some people watching Thor... but mostly lots of chatting, eating brie and sitting on laptops.

Yup... then I came back on Sunday. I was just in time for the bus, which was at full capacity, so I had to sit in the very front of the upper level. It was kinda weird seeing out the window from so high up, but once I got used to the ~view, it was kinda fun.

Also, I finished the 7th Dresden book (finally). It was good times and I can't wait to start on the next one!
fiarra: ([pretear] himeno. xrays found nothing)
2012-01-23 10:44 am

"the circus arrives without warning"

Update on the state of my feels: They are still all for Sherlock.

Had a delightful of weekend of accomplishing nothing, except for cupcakes and a lot of movies. Basically, Emma Stone has an adorable face and is an awesome awkward turtle at all times.

On Sunday, I hung out with [profile] zorabet. We went grocery shopping and then made some delicious cupcakes from scratch. No seriously, look at them. We watched Hounds and the Falls and had a lot of feelings. Then we drowned all those feelings in pancakes, as is the tradition.

I finished The Night Circus and oooh man. That one goes right to the favorites list. :) It was just really atmospheric and ~mysterious. If it existed, I would totally be one of the rêveurs, following it around and visiting every night I could with my red scarf. *__*

Which... speaking of books; I started reading Tune In Tokyo:The Gaijin Diaries today (thank you amazon prime lending library). In the prologue, the author mentions that he realized he was languishing.. which leads to him packing up his life and going to Japan to teach English. I am sitting in the teaching right now and I might be wondering just a little bit what I am doing with my life. I should possibly try and figure that out...

Edit: Oh right! I got my shipping notification for my nerdy nail polish. :D She has been swamped in orders and is currently adding a free bottle of a mysterious limited color called "sorry for the slow" to orders that take more than 5 days to ship. I was hoping I could get it, and I did! Definitely worth waiting a bit extra for my polish. I can't wait to get them. I also kinda want to message her once I get them and suggest that she jump on making a Sherlock-themed set; partially because I want it, but also because it would sell so fast.
fiarra: ([azu] tomo. chibi-flail)
2011-10-05 11:56 am

two things.

A quote:
We’re all hauntings waiting to happen, Shaun. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you’ll get past wondering when our normal lives will be starting up again

(from Deadline by Mira Grant. I am almost done and I had to stop on that line and contemplate on the bus)

And a rec:
If you read x-men first class fic, you should read this.

The Weight of Water by pprfaith.

It is OT3 movie AU with mind-bonding and love and feelings and Charles using his power in terrifying ways and everyone being broken but fixing it by having each other AND OH MY GOD I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS THAT I JUST GO INCOHERENT WHEN I TRY TO EXPLAIN. JUST READ IT.
fiarra: ([wall-e] wall-e eve. in the rain)
2011-09-23 01:41 am
Entry tags:

blogging the zombie apocalypse

I finished reading Feed by Mira Grant tonight. It has been eating up all my commute time this week (I actually finished it in three days). I kinda got the sense for the last 150 pages or so that things were going to go bad, so I curled up on my bed earlier to finish it.

Um, well. I sobbed my way hysterically through the last 100 pages and then kept crying for like 10 minutes after I was done. That happened. Yes it did.

cut for spoilers/1am rambling )
fiarra: ([firefly] inara. veil)
2011-09-10 07:35 pm
Entry tags:

book meme!

I have things to post about and I plan on taking pictures of my new room to show the internets, but right now I am too busy taking on 200+ open firefox tabs and a rewatch of season 1 of Sailor Moon... so have a meme!

books! )
fiarra: ([ppl] johnny. peekaboo)
2011-01-16 02:04 am

books and fabulous ice skaters

Last night I finished A Monstrous Regiment of Women. I was only 60 pages in. I got in bed and suddenly I was turning the last page and it was 5am. Now that I'm reading again, I think my brain is remembering how much FUN it is. I like it!

Also, the Mary Russell books by Laurie R King are SOOOOOOOO GOOD. It snuck up on me too. They had been recommended to me on twitter by someone who noted my obsession with all things Sherlock, but it took me a little while to get sucked into the first one. Now I have eaten my way through the first two of the series and I only have the 3rd in my possession... and I think it's time to throw more money at amazon this week. Basically, I ship Mary and Holmes so hard, it's a little ridiculous.

BUT ON TO MORE FABULOUS THINGS.
I TOTALLY MET JOHNNY WEIR TODAY AND I GOT TO TELL HIM TO HIS FACE THAT I ADORE HIS SKATING AND HIM AND THAT I LOVE HIS TV SHOW. THE TV SHOW THAT, IRONICALLY ENOUGH, THEY WERE FILMING FOR DURING THE BOOK SIGNING (if there is a god, i will not end up on tv).

story and pictures )
fiarra: ([shrlck] sherlock john. 221b baker st)
2011-01-11 01:49 am

day 1: fin

I survived today! Yay!


Now I just need to do it again tomorrow. *headdesk*
ramble )
fiarra: ([text] then i woke up)
2010-05-31 11:44 am

of books and bagpipers

LIVEJOURNAL, ALLOW ME TO REGALE YOU WITH THE STORY OF MY MORNING

So this story begins at about 1:30am this morning. See, yesterday I bought The Hunger Games. So when I got bored of the internet, I decided to curl up in bed for a while with my new books. I should have known better. As it is a young adult book, I very quickly (read: after about an hour) found myself 100 pages in.. and unwilling to stop. The book was amazingly good and every page I read convinced me to keep going. Sometime around 3:30 am, I looked up and realized I was a bit over half done... and also that it was 3:30am. A normal person would have said, ok go to bed and read the rest tomorrow. What ended up happening is that I stayed up till 5am and finished the book.

OMG IT IS SO GOOD YOU NEED TO GO READ IT ASAP.

Anyway. My plan for today (the Memorial Day holiday) was to get Dunkin, go to the lab until I got hungry around 1 or 2... and then come home. This... is not at all what happened.

Sometime around 9:30am (after a very FML-filled morning since I was running on 3 hours of sleep), I realized that if I was not careful, I was going to hit parade time on Nahant. This was especially relevant because on Friday I noticed that my usual route to work had a lot of flags along it... which usually means it is parade route. Google seemed to think that the parade was like 10ish, so I figured 10:30 would be a good time to leave.

First sign I should have turned around: when I was at the light at the end of the street, waiting for the green, my eyes got so light-sensitive that it hurt to keep them open. Then Dunkin was super busy. And then, I got onto the main part of Nahant.... and there was a police car in the way.... so I had to detour.... and proceeded to nearly get lost. Haha, I've never been that way. It as very pretty, but still... lost. Then I managed to find the lab, but there were no cars there, so I decided to just come home. I went down my usual route, thinking the parade was over. But I was wrong.

As I neared the police station, I hit a stop of cars. In front of the police station I could see a group of bagpipers. So... I went down another side street. And then, 2 cars away from the main road (on this little side streer), I sat in my car and watched the Nahant Memorial Day parade. So I sat and lol'ed for like 10 minutes because of my awful timing and the fact that I had been thinking yesterday about how I was sad about missing the West Hartford parade.

And now I am home again. So... I guess I should do some work.. or something.
fiarra: ([lucky star] konata. manga)
2010-02-22 03:57 am

book ramblings

Feel free to scroll. It's 3:40am and I'm trying to finish this book for class. I have to write the 2 page paper tomorrow morning. The book in question is Next by Michael Crichton.

so much rage )
fiarra: ([bunny] brains....)
2009-08-26 11:49 pm

oh goodness

Somewhere north of Boston there is an apartment. One that has my last name on the mailbox and my belongings within it. I am... really flaily about this right now.

Yesterday my family and I moved all my large things up there. Had to pick up the UHaul at 7am and then load up everything. Somewhere around the 5th box of books was like, wtf when did I buy so much manga. I need to inventory it really well when I unpack those boxes. So I know. We moved everything up there and I got into a few arguments with my parents over the rooms. See.. one is smaller than the other. But I decided I want the smaller room for myself.. and my parents thought I was being stupid. And at a certain point I was just like, JFC I have to live here so stop it! I have a large room here.. and I honestly don't even use all of it. I am always at my desk.. or sleeping in my bed. There is no need for a massive room. Plus this one is at the back of the house and therefore quieter.

After some unpacking, we drove off to Ikea and I bought a sexy desk, awesome chair and a small bookshelf. Followed directly by getting me a new mattress. <3 Then it was back to the apartment to build things.

I don't have any pictures yet (it'll wait till things are fully organized) but I love the feeling I get from the place already. My room and bathroom just feel so uniquely... mine. I picked out all the stuff for the bathroom and there is a this half-glass faced cabinet in there that I am keeping all my stuff. And it's really just awesome. I can't wait till my books are out on the shelf, my stuff is on my desk and my posters on the walls. I get a good feeling about it.

That being said, it was the longest day ever. Woke up at 6:30am and we didn't get home till nearly 1am! D: And tomorrow I have an appointment at the car garage at 7am for a full-check. And since I will have to walk home after dropping it off... I am going to be very tired tomorrow.

I am unsure about the denting on my car. My brother was all "I should save up for a car!!" (fat chance of that, he can't save for his life) and I just looked at him and said "You should save up to fix MY car". And he like... got mad at me. And got this really panicked and angry look on his face. And I was so close to being all like, "fuck no bitch you are paying to get my car fixed". But y'know.. dinnertable... parents.. etc. *sigh*

I was listening to some pre-idol Adam in the car on the way back last night (totally not news at all lol) and was thinking about AMV potentials...
AMV rambling )
fiarra: ([lucky star] konata. manga)
2009-07-14 09:32 pm

books!

IN TWO AND A HALF HOURS I WILL BE WATCHING THE HARRY POTTER MOVIE. AAAAHHHHHH!!!

I wanted to bitch about work, but I've since forgotten what I wanted to go RAWR about. Therefore it can't have been too bad.

So a meme that I took from [livejournal.com profile] silver_youko

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


In typical fashion, I have 2 current reads. So have 2 samples!

ONE
"The slidefield poured itself at what looked like a blank silvery wall a hundred feet sheer. Dairine threw her arms up to protect herself and succeeded only in bashing her face with the computer; the wall burst like a thin flat cloud against her face, harmless, and they were through."
From High Wizardry by Diane Duane. Third in the Young Wizards series.

TWO
"I once heard a psychiatrist type say on TV that people need to feel they're of some value to go on living, and I think there's something to that. It wouldn't be easy to keep going if you thought you were of no use to anyone."
From In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami. book that takes place in the sex industry of Japan and features some murder and a creepy American. :D
fiarra: ([vocaloid] miku. sing)
2009-07-14 02:04 am

life is silly

I was productive today!! It's amazing. I mean, I still slept till like 1pm.. but then I did things after!

I waited at the bank for a really long time. Then waited some more at the post office to buy some stamps for some letters with checks I need to send out. Then I went to Starbucks for green tea lemonade because it is like my crack. xD

I got the fabric I need for Yui at Jo-ann's. I was gonna get this really pretty suiting, but there wasn't enough on the roll and they didn't have any more. I was sad panda and I hope the stuff I got instead won't end up being too shiny/a pain in the ass to work with. They also didn't have any black ruffle tape, but I won't need that for a bit still. I also got my wig in the mail so I doused it in hair spray. Once it dries, I get to cut it. It's a little darker than I would have liked, but I'll be able to work with it. I need to work on priming the styrofoam balls I'm using for all the embellishments too. Funfun.

Then I went to Borders where I had my weird encounter of the day. I was waiting in line to pay (omg last volume of Kitchen Princess!!) behind this large man with a pile of stuff. I was mostly thinking about how the guy at the register is the one who likes to talk to me about shoujo manga and is generally very awkward about the whole thing. (I try to avoid him..). So this large dude is like "never enough money for books". I made some vague agreement and he started telling me how his mother is always worried when he doesn't lock his car cuz someone will "steal his books". (Keep in mind, this guy was old enough to be my father). THEN!! Then he says, "So tell me. Do people of the... female persuasion like it when guys are bookworms?" I SHIT YOU NOT. There was even a pause before he said "female" and everything. I was just like, "umm... it depends on the girl". AND THEN IT WAS HIS TURN TO PAY AND I WAS LIKE, THANK YOU GOD. The awkward register guy told me that the last volume of Kitchen Princess is a bit anti-climactic, which is just NOT COOL OF HIM. And that's the story of my adventure at Borders.

After dinner I went to karoke with Rachel and Marsha and had an awesome time. I sang a song. And I really wish I could like... hear myself sing because I don't know what I sound like AT ALL and am convinced I make a fool of myself everytime I do. *sighface*

I DONT WANNA GO TO WORK TOMORROW.

ALSO MY LAPTOP IS A PIECE OF SHIT. Earlier, everytime i hit the apostrophe the quick find box would come up. And now I can't use my arrow keys but the apostrophe works again. WTF
fiarra: ([repo!] shilo. balcony)
2009-07-13 12:21 am

a dream among the sharks

Well... settled in back at home. Whatever that means since I don't have my own bed still, just the sofa bed. Nonetheless, everything is unpacked and it's back to work on Tuesday.

The most annoying thing about being gone for a week is that I have firefox set to save links in the address bar for 6 days. Normally I start typing in "community" and it'll pop up with all the lj comms I visit the most. And now I have re-build. And OF COURSE this would be what I am all "rawr!" about. xD

Went to the mall today. Looking for a cell phone for my cousin (which didn't work out btw). i think I am burnt out on shopping after our outlet day though. I got so much stuff. Including this awesome pair of converse with ladybugs and polka dots! And some cute tshirts.

I did go to the craft store though. The cosplay prep begins yet again. Gonna be awesome!

I have vacation pictures, but they need to be on my laptop first. Then I can spam them at you all.

last random note. Have been re-reading the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. Had forgotten how much I love them. There was also been 3 new books since I last read book 5... so I have to catch up! Totally one of the first instances of me shipping anyone. Before I knew fandom existed. Fun stuff.

OMG HARRY POTTER ON TUESDAY. Totally already have my tickets. :3
fiarra: ([azu] tomo. chibi-flail)
2009-07-02 12:43 am

HAPPY ONE THOUSAND POSTS!!!

Yaaaaay post 1,000!!

I had a long night at work so I need this distraction before going to sleep. Especially as I need to do it all over again at 11:30 tomorrow morning. D:

In other news, I renewed my library card! It expired 2 years ago and my name was no longer in the system so I had to "re-apply" for one. Which is ironic as the librarian remembers my name even after all this time. Got Island so I can finally read it after all the good things I heard. Yay for vacation giving me time to read again. :)

And now it is time for massive picspam!!! OMG THINGS! THINGS I LIKE!! (contains: anime, Merlin, Star Trek people)


NPH and Elmo are excited and want you to click.

things that make me happy PAST AND PRESENT )

So yeah. Post 1,000. Lots of images. Here's to another thousand?
fiarra: ([fma] ed al. chibi batmobile)
2009-06-18 02:48 am

wheee!!!

Ok, so what was it about tonight that made THE WORLD decide to come to Cheesecake Factory. Like really? And of course I was greet-filling and sometime around 8pm I was desperate to just curl up somewhere dark to breathe for a minute. But of course I couldn't because there were still 15 names on the wait. *woe* The end result being that we were pretty busy right up to 10pm. Although I guess that's good for the end of the day being a lot shorter so I was a lot less bored.

Also apparently I have a "boisterous" singing voice. Which I'm like 90% sure isn't really a compliment? Unless he didn't know what it really meant? (Which I doubt as said person is actually quite intelligent). This came right after we sang happy birthday to some little old woman right before we closed... and is ironic as I sing as quietly as possible and he really only probably heard me as we were standing next to each other. REGARDLESS... I am confused but also worried that my response to the comment came over as over-offended by it. I... don't even know. I hate singing in front of people..... *shivers*

I started going through my bookshelves before work. A process that is painful for me as I hate giving up any of my books. Most of them have some sort of meaning to me based on when I read them. Also I am a horrible packrat. I have managed to find some that I really don't want to keep. They are in a box waiting for more to join them on the eventual trip to donation.

Speaking of books, I am nearly done with The Looking Glass Wars. I'm kinda impressed as the only times I've been reading it is over meals (breakfast and dinner after work) and sometimes for a bit in bed in the mornings. I was right about it being a quick read. I also am fairly sure that I'm not quite sold on the writing style despite the plot being good. It's not really BAD writing. The best way to describe it I guess is clinical? Like all my English teachers coming back to hover over me, telling me to show and not tell. It's especially evident in the copious battle sequences. When battles become less about the suspense and emotion of fighting.. and more about "and then so-and-so did this. and then this happened. and then she did this." it's just harder to sink into. That being said, I will definitely be continuing with the series. Like I said, it's a quick read the plot is shaping up nicely. This *was* his first book so I hope it will only improved with the sequel?

SERENITY PEOPLE.
Send me like, LJ messages or something with where I need to pick you up and when you will be availbale for the picking up. We have a full car (michy is bringing a friend, less $$ for gas/tolls/parking for us) and I want to leave the shore by like... 9-9:30. So.. lemme know where I need to go get you. xD Also... halp? Dress is definitely not made (although will be done for CTcon so help me god) so I need to decide what to wear. Rayray already said she's doing loli? Am debating between that.. and pulling out some of that h.naoto I haven't worn yet. (the white/purple sailor-style top with the sleeves with black pants/boots maybe?) UGH CLOTHING IS HARD.

ANYWAY
I close this out with more image spam. Because... well just because
*headdesk* )

lol good night world
fiarra: ([merlin bbc] cast vid text. don't believ)
2009-06-10 02:23 am

destiny man. destiny

I decided partway through work today that I'm going a bit loopy. xD Normally I'm all energetic, but since it was an evening shift, I was feeling all off my game. Easily distracted, fidgety, the works. I took one couple to their table and they were like "oh this is where we sat last time". My answer? "I guess it's just destiny". I got the weirdest look before I just.. wandered away. And the whole way back to the front all I could think about was Merlin and whether there is something wrong with me. ahahaha.

oh! I had a strange dream last night. It's been coming back to me in bits and pieces. It was prom for some reason. I had a really pretty and floofy white halter dress. We all gathered at a friend's house (incidentally said friend was a girl I knew in high school but was never actually friends with) and we were going to surprise her by all being there? Except that I was the only person to jump out and yell surprise in the end. And then they all left while I was trying to get ready in a really confusing bathroom. So by the time I was done, I was alone in this house and I was really upset. So I called.. my house I think to be like "I hate this I wanna go home". Except then somehow I got there anyway and I had fun while totally ignoring all my friends because they made me feel alone and unwanted. ..I feel like there was more but I don't remember the specifics now.

Weeeird...

I am listening to Coldplay and all I can think about is Cape Cod and driving along the shore on the way to the lab... ocean breeze whirling around us in the car. That was a great summer. We had a great group in the house, even if I felt like I didn't quite connect as well as I might have. I really need to work on coming out of my shell around people. If I can't do that, then my grad school years are going to end up becoming quite lonesome. xD

In the mail I have coming: Star Trek Poster. complete set of Burger King Trek glasses. Both will be coming with me. I just want them to get here so I can stare at them!

And last random tangent of the night. I started reading The Looking Glass Wars. It's going to be a quick read. Not surprising since it's a YA book and I read at an insane speed once I get into something. It's pretty good so far but I'm a bit wary on the writing at the moment? Like something is throwing me off and I can't quite figure it out. We'll see how that affects me as the book progresses.

ps- I LIED. ONE MORE THING THAT I DONT SAY ENOUGH. I FREAKING LOVE EVERYONE ON MY FRIENDS LIST!! <333 Srsly, the thought just crossed my mind and I really just needed to get that out there.
fiarra: ([pita ten] fangirl)
2009-06-07 11:20 pm

i presume you have prepared new insults today

It has been a nice weekend.

Accidentally went to bed at 4am last night, so I slept till 1. And there was sadness because I'd been having a really nice dream and then my mom opened the door really loudly and in the process of being jolted away.. I lost the thread of the dream. So I was just left with a vague sense of "that was an awesome and relaxing dream, come baaaack". *sadness*

Then I went out for P.F. Chang's with Janet. Followed by omgStar Trek movie! (ahahaha 4 times now) It was.. just as amazing the 4th time and about half way through I realized that I can't wait until the DVD comes out so I can just watch it all the time. Actually, before the movie we went to this awesome store where all the books are 75% off and they had nearly all of the "So you want to be a wizard" series. So I bought the last 3, as well as the first 2 books in the Looking Glass Wars. And some other random things. SO AWESOME.

Random movie thoughts:
- the little things that Vulcan children stand in to learn things.. are kinda awesome. I wish I had one to play with.
- Towards the end I realized that anyone who was Vulcan in the movie like.. never blinked. Which I feel like was intentional to convey lack of emotion, but is also one of those details that I think is really cool. Although Spock did blink a few times that I caught, but it was always when he was A) surprised by something or B) showing emotion for reals. Which makes sense.
- the Romulan ship design.... so pretty *drools a little*

I have to work tomorrow and I'm not sure how I feel about that. xD Luckily I am not filling so it will be a shorter day for me.

Also, tomorrow I am going to the store. I was Star Trek Waffles. And cereal. Sepcifically Rice Krispies... because then I can just make dessert with them. AND I get the cool toy. xD
fiarra: ([fma] ed. why jesus)
2009-04-07 11:50 pm

ahahahaha.. *bites laptop*

Sadness is sitting down with a cup of tea and realizing that the episode of new FMA you've been looking forward to is in the high quality format that the stupid laptop can't play properly.

Time to find a copy I can actually watch then. -_-;;; Oh technology.

I bought Hood by Stephen Lawhead today just on a whim. I like the Robin Hood legends well enough and it's been a while since I read anything by a new author. We shall see I suppose. It's not too long (488 pages). At the rate I read, I'll know soon enough. I also have this copy of Le Morte D'Arthur sitting here staring at me. I've been meaning to read it for.. well a long time now. I have to admit it's fairly intimidating. 795 pages of small strange font and difficult wording. It'll be an adventure!!

Also got volume 9 of Kitchen Princess which continues to be adorable. Except this volume had some gasp-worthy drama in it so I'm going to eagerly wait volume 10 and be sad that it is over after that.

Got email from program director at Northeastern. My official letter is on its way!! Program offers tuition/health insurance coverage, fall/spring TA position every semester, and stipend for the first summer. Also they decided to give me some $5,000 excellence award that I can renew every year. That last bit? ...AWESOME surprise.

Now to work a lot until then so I can have plenty of moneys saved up!!