fiarra: ([merlin bbc] sort of fairytale)
2012-04-18 05:25 pm

100 Things (times two): An Introduction




{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


Hello friends.

As stated in my previous entry, I am doing the 100 Things Challenge!!! In fact, I am actually doing it twice. (Hi, I am bad at decisions.)

Challenge One: 100 Awesome Science/Nature Things (tag link)
Since starting grad school, I often feel like I have gotten less excited about the universe and all the awesome things it contains. I spend so much time being focused on one topic (in this case, circadian rhythms) that I feel like I'm in a rut. So I am going to pick 100 things that are awesome and exciting. There will probably be pictures and while they may start as mini-lessons, I am pretty sure they will end up being excited rambling in the end. I want to be excited about the world again!

Challenge Two: 100 Things I Have Cooked (tag link)
One of my new year's resolutions was to cook from the various cookbooks I have acquired. This... has not really happened, but I want to change that. (10 bucks says I am taking pictures of Kraft Mac N Cheese within a month). This will be everything from dinners to snacks to desserts.

So yes, this is happening. :)
fiarra: ([k-on!] mio.)
2011-12-31 07:45 pm
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2011: a year in review

One last post for 2011, before I have to change to go to a party full of adult people I don't know (ugh).

I think I've done this the past 2-3 years, so I might as well keep it going.

2011: a year in review )

The tl;dr version of everything under the cut is: I changed labs, it sucked. I moved, it's great. All my friends are online and the best parts of my year involved hanging out with them.

I hope everyone has a lovely New Year's Eve and I will see you all in 2012. ♥
fiarra: ([firefly] inara. veil)
2011-09-10 07:35 pm
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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: ([fma] ed al. chibi batmobile)
2011-09-04 01:08 pm
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(no subject)

I have so many things to say about the past few days. SO MANY THINGS AND FEELINGS.

But right now I am sleepy, have many things to do and I have like a 3 second loop of a MCR song stuck in my head that is driving me crazy.

So, have a meme instead.

Pick one (or two or three) numbers and I'll answer the questions!

fiarra: ([bunny] stealth ninja pirate)
2011-08-25 01:55 pm
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but why tho

So yeah. Hurricane. How bout that? Current moving plans now consist of moving as much stuff as possible this weekend (possibly Saturday, since Sunday is going to be the worst day?) and then my parents are going to drive up here on Tuesday so I can get a van and move all my furniture. The one thing that really sucks about this whole plan is that my brother won't be here to help so I need to try and find some one here to help. And... well.. TUESDAY. Who can I even get to help on a Tuesday?!

Blah, I say.

Anyway, here is an icon meme from [livejournal.com profile] shouldboverthis

Comment on this post and let me know you want to participate. I will choose six userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

icons under here )
fiarra: ([food] raspberries are love)
2011-06-20 06:23 pm

#adventuresinbaking

My plan for today was to make a pie for your belated father's day dinner. My sister had sent me a text on Saturday night saying that my mom wanted "a tart or a pie". I find pies much easier and faster to make (I hate making crust, so I just use a pre-made situation) so I thought I would use all blueberries sitting in my fridge to make dessert. Except then I wandered out of my bedroom in the afternoon and as I started assembling my ingredients, my sister said "I think she really wanted you to make a tart, but I told you both".

I should take a moment here to note that last time I tried to make a fruit tart, I hated the filling recipe, my crust was a disaster and the glaze just didn't work. However, my mom LOVED it and apparently takes joy in making my soul cry by requesting it. But, when my sister said that my mom has specifically asked for a fruit tart (and NOT a blueberry pie), I had to pause and think.

I put away the fruit, and googled till I found this: http://www.joyofbaking.com/FruitTart.html
I still used a pre-made crust and I skipped the glaze (the fruit we have is so fresh anyway), but I was determined to defeat the pastry cream once and for all. I even watched the instructional video!

does our heroine master pastry cream this time? )

And now for a meme!

Comment with "Come at me, bro," and:
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

[livejournal.com profile] shouldboverthis asked me some questions that I will answer.

1. I know you just went to see 'Panic at the Disco.' What are some of your other favorite bands and artists?
Oh goodness. I have an rather mixed collection of music. I tend to fixate on one band/artist for weeks at a time until I find something else. I adore Adam Lambert (and I just want him to give me new music so the fandom can stop imploding). I listen to a lot of Top 40 on the radio. I listen to a lot of soundtracks honestly; tv, movie and anime. Other bands who I also love include Ludo, Sugarcult, Disturbed and System of a Down.

2. What's the last movie you watched at home?
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original one) was on ABC Family the other night so I watched that.

3. Do you follow other fandoms?
Ahahahaha. DO I EVER! I actively read Sherlock, Hawaii Five-0, Inception and X-Men: First Class. I also read bandom and Merlin. Most of my fandom involvement is through reading and discussing with people on twitter. I have a bingo card though, so soon there will be writing as well. :)

4. BC or MF? Sherlock or John?
This is a difficult question since I love them all for different reasons. When it comes down to it though, I am shallow and I think BC is gorgeous. He clearly has a passion for what he does and it's awesome to watch unfold in his various roles. I definitely have a special place in my heart for Martin though. The interview where he talks about rage is great and the story of how he met his wife just confirms my thought that he is awesome.
I am also very firmly a Sherlock-girl. I always have been, from the books to various other mediums. I love the way his mind works, which is why I tend to read fic that examines the way he thinks (vs fic that focuses on BAMF!John like some people I know). It also helps that in the BBC version.. he is very pretty.

5. I know this might be sensitive, so feel free to substitute something else: how did you get into your area of study?
I'm always happy to talk about why I like the science I do!! The current situation is ideal, but I just have to get through it and then I can move on to bigger and better things. :) We lived in California until I was 11, so I spent a lot of time on the beach with my family during the summers. My dad is also a scientist and he liked taking me on walks with him to go look at the tide pools and poke around in caves and such. He also did things like going to my elementary school classrooms to teach small science lessons and taking me to his lab to do mini-projects. Needless to say, science has always been a part of my life. But the beach part of things really stuck with me the most. Monterey Bay Aquarium was my favorite place ever. So... basically, since I have been about 8, I have wanted to do science to study the ocean. :D

If anyone wants some questions, let me know!
fiarra: ([vocaloid] miku. sing)
2011-02-08 01:44 am
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itunes meme again

I feel like garbage but I also ended up sleeping for like 3 hours this evening when I got home.. so now I can't sleep.

So here is yet another meme, this time borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] fresica
music )

Right, time to try and make myself sleep even though it feels like someone is repeatedly stabbing me in the abdomen.
fiarra: ([shrlck] sherlock. books)
2011-01-23 03:37 am
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books books books!

YAY LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOKS. Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] i_claudia.

yaaaay )
fiarra: ([merlin bbc] cast vid text. not very med)
2011-01-14 12:40 am
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album cover meme!

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] issahime because I can never resist this one.

1. Go to http://wikipedia.org. Select 'Random Article'. Whatever comes up is the name of your band.
2. Go to http://quotationspage.com. Select 'Random Quote'. Choose any quote you like on the page, the last few words of the quote are your album title.
3. Go to http://flickr.com. Select 'Explore'. Select 'Interesting photos from the last 7 days'. The third image is your album cover.
4. Go to any photo editing site or use Photoshop/Gimp/..., and put your mad editing skillz to work.

wintery themed )

Ok I'll stop spamming you all now. :)
fiarra: ([digimon] wormmon. aww...)
2010-12-31 05:26 pm
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2010: a year in review

I haven't done this meme in years. Or, if I have, I have not managed to properly tag it.

So...... 2010: a review.

click for meme )
fiarra: ([bleach] yachiru. gnaw)
2010-12-14 12:29 am

2010 meme

:)

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] ayaneva

Post a sentence or two from the first post of each month. And it's your year in review.

I wonder how many will end up being Adam related. xD

a year in review )
In short..... nearly every month started with something Adam-related around here. LMFAO.

Oh god I leave for LA in two days. I have 1 paper, 1 exam and a shit-ton of grading to conquer before I get there though.
fiarra: ([nodame] nodame. muki~)
2010-11-22 12:36 am
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meme! of course :)

Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 40 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Bold or Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.
I will give clues if you ask for them.

I've gone ahead and skipped any songs that are in Japanese. xD Spanish is still fair game though.

musics! )
fiarra: ([ppl] allison. vibrant)
2010-11-03 08:52 pm
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meme

I love icon memes. But you all know this

MAH ICONS.

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 140
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 202
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: probably xD
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: most of the tine. or they are pretty pictures
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Adam Lambert
AND THE SECOND MOST: Merlin
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Adam/Tommy
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: Yup, although I have a few of mine in there :)
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: When I have time
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: Yes? Good enough for me to use them. Sometimes other people agree.
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: awesome, I wish I could make them

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here
fiarra: ([bunny] brains....)
2010-10-04 12:19 am
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youtube meme :)

Stealing this from [livejournal.com profile] caesaria.

Ask me questions! Anything! Questions about my life, fandom-related questions, something you always wanted to know about me.. ANYHTING! And I will try to answer them as best as I can in a video that I will post on youtube. It doesn't matter if I've known you for a long time or if we just recently became friends, everyone can ask me something!

I retain the right to not answer questions that are uncomfortable, but I trust you guys to not put me in that spot. :) Please please ask me things! Feel free to ask me more than one thing too. :D

I will post the link to this on twitter too.
fiarra: (Default)
2010-08-02 11:41 am
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(no subject)

Hey remember that letter meme I started. I'm on Day 3!

Day 3 — Your parents )

On a side note. Went to Vegas this weekend. Saw some guy named Adam Lambert perform at the Mandalay Bay. I dunno, maybe you haven't heard of it. It was pretty rad.

And finally. I feel like for the past like... 4 days, I have been continually been the object of scorn for like... everything. I don't even know. Long story. It feels shitty though. :(
fiarra: ([wall-e] wall-e. space extinguisher)
2010-07-05 05:42 pm
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30 days, 30 letters

So I have a lot of concert recaps to write up. Adam Lambert times three and Lady Gaga. But I need to upload the pics first. So it may be another couple days. :x

In the meantime, [livejournal.com profile] auroraprimavera has started the 30 days, 30 letters meme and I was intrigued. So I looked up the 30 days and I think I will give it a shot. :) Since I will be in and out for the month with family vacation and work up in Maine, it would be one a day really. So I will just do each on as I can in order until I am done!

recipient list )

day 1: your best friend )
fiarra: ([bunny] flying)
2010-05-14 12:20 pm
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can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars

13) A cover song you think is on par with the original

This was a BRILLIANT scene in Glee. Mercedes and Santana are amazing on this song together. Just as good as the original. *happy sigh*

14) A song that was covered, which you enjoy, but you prefer the original more

More Glee. :) I enjoy the Glee version because you have that mix of male and female voice(and the American Idol Season 8 tour version is A+ too).. but nothing beats the original.

I've been having a rough couple weeks. Maybe I'll vent about it later.... if I feel like it.
fiarra: ([ccs] meilin. plushie?)
2010-05-12 02:32 pm
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go meme go!

11) A song from Broadway

<33 This is probably my favorite song from Rent.

12) A cover song you think is better than the original

Ok so MAYBE I'm biased. But still... This is my favorite Kris song from AI8 and he gave the song a totally different feel from the original song.
fiarra: ([baru] bunny. heart)
2010-05-10 02:39 pm
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lalala~

Someday I will make a real entry, but for now.. more meme. (lol *watches everyone unfriend me for being lame*)

7) A music video that's hilarious

Guys. No really, guys. This video kills me. The beginning is really quiet, but then it gets louder. And then they're dancing on the wing of a plane. And I just can't even. ALSO THE RANDOM ANIMATION IS A+

8) A TV Theme

This opening like.. makes me feel things in my heart. I don't know why, but everytime I hear it I get really excited and emotional. lol I am weird.

9) A song from a movie soundtrack

I love this movie and I love this song. <3

10) A song from the internet

This totally counts as being from the internet. My fave song from Dr. Horrible <3