fiarra: ([repo] shilo. reading)
2012-08-29 01:43 am

yeah, you taste like sugar

New York this weekend was fabulous. On Saturday we found the One Direction VMAs billboard in Time Square. Then I got Bagel Bites and we watched Swan Princess and 8 episodes of Teen Wolf. Then Sunday was boozy-brunch where I drank lots of mimosas (but not TOO many cuz I had to get on a bus back to Boston) and caught up with so many people I love. Our waiter was a saint and there was a point where we hijacked the speakers in the room where they put us to play hits like Call Me Maybe and some Spice Girls classics.

I have to say though, that I might need to switch my bus provider. The Megabus departure spot is in a seriously inconvenient place now! It used to be right by Penn but now it's over by the Javits center and that is not cool.

Still no word on TA assignments, although I have heard rumors that SOME people already know... so I am hoping we get them tomorrow. I REALLY don't want to have to go visit the guy in charge of these things.

In other news, Matchbox Twenty has a new full length album coming out next week and the whole thing is currently streaming free on itunes. I am already desperately in love with three of the songs (Parade, English Town and Like Sugar). You should all give it a listen. :D
fiarra: ([merlin bbc] not very dark ages)
2012-08-21 03:25 pm

she took the midnight train going anywhere

I basically had the perfect weekend this past weekend. I had a friend visiting me and we sat around watching JGL movies, talking about fandom and life, and ordering all our meals in the form of delivery. We ended up watching Hesher, 50/50, Brick, Manic... and then ended the weekend by watching Reichenbach. (We clearly hate ourselves). Also, I don't think I ate any vegetables and felt like crap for the rest of Sunday, oops.

And now it's back to work. August is almost over and there are an increasing number of undergrads on campus. There's 2 weeks till classes start officially and we still don't have our TA assignments, go figure. I just want to know what my schedule is so I can plan the rest of my life? I'm in the process of applying for a part-time thing with the overnight programs at the Museum of Science. I think it'll be good teaching experience outside of academia, and also potentially fun.

Question though. The application form says that I have to list professional references, so I emailed both of the bio lab supervisors (who have seen most of my teaching) to ask if I could list them. The problem is that one of them has an out of office message and they won't be back till Sept. Is it bad if I list her anyway? What are the chances the museum even contacts any of them?

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In more fun news, tv is still consuming my life. Teen Wolf ruins everything and I might be writing a thing. If I thought I could make it 15,000 words, I would sign up for the big bang, but right now it's just vague ideas... so I better not tempt fate. Speaking of writing, I have too many WIPs, I should get on that. (There is the Mentalist thing - which I have plotted, but words are HARD, I still have a Grimm Hogwarts AU on the backburner, I promised Manda I would do a 1D thing, ugh).

Grimm started last week and it is SO GOOD, you guys. I just needed everyone to watch this show because it gives me a lot of feelings and thoughts and I want to discuss it all forever. It's certainly not flawless, but the world it is building around the characters is just too good to skip. Can't wait to see where the season goes.

So yes, that is where I am right now.
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: (Default)
2011-12-18 01:14 am

awesome thing

So my friend has been telling me for weeks that she was knitting me something AWESOME for my birthday. I figured it was a dragon or something (which... WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME TBH), but I was not prepared at all for what I ended up with. Basically, when she dropped it in my lap, I tackled her in my excitement.

awesome thing )
fiarra: ([gurren lagann] viral. omnomnom)
2011-11-24 10:38 pm

thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate! (Otherwise, I hope you had a lovely day?)

I am thankful for a lot of things, because honestly, I am very fortunate to be where I am in life. And it all wouldn't be the same without all the people I surround myself with.

Sometimes it's good to sit and think about these things.

(Also, I am going shopping tomorrow with my sister and it's going to be excellent.)
fiarra: ([digimon] mimi. shiny eyed)
2011-11-16 05:16 pm

oh god i'm old

So it was my birthday yesterday. (aahh whyy).

I got many lovely birthday wishes on twitter and facebook. I always get really mopey about my birthday irl because I never do anything special anymore (since I never see most of my friends from "real life" anymore) but then so many people wish me a happy day that I feel better about everything. (Hi, I compensate for my real life by hoarding my internet friends).

Then after work I went to Cheesecake Factory and bought myself two pieces of cheesecake. The pumpkin one is waiting for me in the fridge right now! :D

Also, someone gave me an adorable LJ usericon! [livejournal.com profile] starsparkle333
I have pink hair! I love it. Thank you, mysterious anonymous person. ♥


ps- card post is still open for people who want cards from me
fiarra: ([nodame] nodame. kya)
2011-09-12 12:00 pm

mmm... coffee

Teaching starts today. My animal protocol was due in by noon (13 copies to the DLAM office) except I never got the final copy from my advisor. I got in today at 10:30 ready to track him down to go make a zillion copies, but I guess he beat me to it? At least I hope he did, because at this point I can't do shit. So.. since I couldn't do that, I went to the ID card office because I need my access card. After waiting around for a bit, I was told that the person who approves access was in a meeting until 1 and to come back later.

Ahaha. Now I am back in the lab. I don't teach till 2:50, which means I am going to just... be here... for 3 hours. I had gotten some iced coffee to keep me company to the card office, but instead of a small, they accidentally gave me a medium. I have not eaten anything today, so I expect that in about 15 minutes I will be sitting and shaking/twitching at my desk.

While I am sitting here, I will regale you with my story of NYC and Panic!
hey, hey. we are a hurricane )

So... that is probably covered in typos, but oh well.

Ok, now a meme that requires me to do things, because I commented on [livejournal.com profile] brilligspoons's post.

The first five people to comment on this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

PS - [livejournal.com profile] ladies_fest
fiarra: ([baru] bunny. heart)
2011-08-03 02:06 am

i love my car. also, i hate it.

Went to Ohio this weekend to visit @Manderkat. It was awesome, I wanna go back. We basically made a nest on her couch out of pillows and stuffed animals... and stayed there for 3 days. (Except for a foray for food and an awesome 30+ room bookstore omg I wanted to LIVE there). I watched Suits (OMG HELLO NEW LOVE) and I started on Misfits (ALSO LOVE) and there was lots of Gabriel Macht. Actually, there was so much of him that we FORGOT TO WATCH XMEN WHILE WE WERE ACTUALLY IN THE SAME ROOM OMG WE ARE SO STUPID. /headdesk.

Anyway, I drove there. On the way back... check engine light YAY. Also, my oil is vanishing as I drive and midway through the trip, I checked and the part around the oil cap was wet. Sigh. Took it to the garage this morning. My catalytic converter is triggering the engine light again. I am pissed because I paid a lot of money for this to get fixed last year and obviously something is up. So now I need to find my receipt from that visit and call the place. As for the oil, the guy claims that the cap wasn't on tight enough (which I call shenanigans on).

GUYS I HATE CARS. Granted, I was kinda asking for this when I decided to drive 700+ miles in one day.....

Can I go back to Ohio now. Our couch-nest was a million times better than my real life. There were kitties.

Oh yeah, also I still don't know where I'm going to be moving in 3-4 weeks. UGH
fiarra: ([pretear] himeno. xray found nothing)
2011-06-26 03:31 pm

how to not be an adult (aka. the spice must flow)

Yesterday marked the height of me being an absolute failure at life. Let us go over this, shall we?

Friday night I watched Children of Dune (all 4 hours of it). Then I sat and read all the Children of Dune fanfic I could find on the internet (read: there were like 12 links). Then Manda talked me into watching Penelope (James McAvoy you are SUCH A LIFE RUINER). Then I was so wired from watching all the things that I didn't fall asleep until like 6am.

Saturday I:
- woke up at 2:45pm
- rolled onto twitter and within half an hour was starting in on the first Dune mini-series.
- sometime around 8pm I was done with that 6hours of mini-series and I made myself a salad.
- I caps-lock co-wrote some Dune/X-Men crossover crack with Manda.
- I watched Wanted (which was a shit movie, I mean... weaver assassins, really?! At least James was a total badass and Angie is pretty).
- Around 1am, I started a group rewatch of Children of Dune.
- Sometime around 5:30am I was possibly about to start hallucinating.

Then I went to bed. And I woke up today at 1pm to a loud buzzing in my room. I sleep with my door closed. My window is closed. HOW THE FUCK DID A BEE GET INTO MY BEDROOM WHILE I WAS SLEEPING. IT WAS NOT THERE WHEN I WENT TO BED.

At least I think it was a bee. It sounded like a bee and was quite large. I went for the smash into oblivion and then flush down the toilet route before I could get a good look at it.

Today, there is much paranoia.
fiarra: ([pita ten] fangirl)
2011-06-20 04:04 am

fangirl withdrawl

Oh gosh, hi Livejournal. So many THINGS have happened since I last visited you. Where shall I even begin?

Um. Last weekend I went to my friend's bachelorette party at Foxwoods. Went to a comedy show. Had my first Irish Car Bomb (Was not fond of it, honestly). Went dancing for a bit, which was fun too. The dress code was "sexy black" so I wore basically the same thing I wore to Gridlock a year and a half ago. :') Of course then I had to drive home at 3am and it was storming and there were no lights on the highway and I thought I was going to die.

ANYWAY

My roommate is in Europe now until the end of the month. As soon as I know I was going to be roommate-less for a few weeks, I put out a call on twitter for visitors. So... from Wednesday night to Saturday morning, I had [livejournal.com profile] x_serenade and [livejournal.com profile] maybe77 with me. (I lured them into it with the promise of vodka, oreos and JGL movies)

fangirls in boston. #petpetzoom )
fiarra: ([lucky star] tsukasa. anoo)
2011-01-12 07:02 pm

snow. everywhere.

If it hasn't been totally obvious by now, this year I am determined to keep my LJ updated more often. :) One of my many, still unlisted, resolutions for this year.

So yesterday was long. I had a TA meeting in the morning, followed by 5 hours of waiting.. and then I had class at 4:30pm. In that time, I received my belated bday present from my friend. THEY ARE TIDE GLOVES. Like.. one represents high tide and one represents low tide (and has little snap-on critters)!!!!!!!

I will let this pic explain.
tide gloves omfg )

So yes, that is awesome. Also, in my killing time in the library before class wanderings, I managed to find the gay erotica section of Northeastern's library. It was quite by accident. I was looking for Mists of Avalon but had forgotten to write the call number down.... I thought I remembered it well enough to go looking, but I totally didn't. Thus... three shelves of gay erotica. Yup. Part of me wants to know if people even check them out.

It snowed a lot last night (duh). They canceled classes and I slept in super late. Then I had to go shovel a lot. I posted the pics on FB, will cross-post them here eventually. Now I'm going to go back chocolate peanut butter cookies. :3