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( Jan. 24th, 2010 10:35 pm)
Hey everyone! I've been pretty MiA lately, haven't I? Nothing much really to report other than I found a shitty part-time job that has the worst commute ever which might be replaced by a less shitty full-time job that pays a lot more in the near future if I hear from the person I spoke with and the same commute but more money > 400 buses and a ferry. Time will tell. But it goes to show that sometimes public transit brings hope instead of drunken bus-crazies.

I seriously hope I get the better job, though, because money is incredibly tight. Like, tight to the point of chosing which bills not to pay in order to be able to buy groceries. Long story, with lots of bawwwww involved. Sigh.

Anyway, New Year's resolution this year (I don't usually do them but this year I made an exception) is to read 50 books. I've already done three, which is okay, and I'll do a writeup on them in my next entry, but now I'm looking for recs. Mystery, thriller, fantasy, I like 'em all. To give you an idea what I'm looking for, I really like David Baldacci's work and have read just about everything of his. FBI and CIA thrillers, espionage, international politics, stuff like that. Steve Berry is also one of my favorite authors. I've read everything of his, but thrillers with historical secrets and intrigues, stuff like that. I'm in the middle of reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, so epic fantasies like that are to my taste. I'm a fan of Good Omens, so sarcastic humor and interesting takes on religious themes like that would be welcome. I've read and enjoyed Kim Wilkins' Giants of the Frost (as well as The Autumn Castle but didn't enjoy it as much) and would really like to see more modern takes on mythology like that. Also, terrible romance novels are a guilty pleasure. I enjoy mocking them.

Or really anything you care to recommend. I just got myself a library card (I KNOW IT TOOK ME FOREVER I'VE BEEN LIVING HERE FOR TWO YEARS) in December, so I have access to most everything and will give nearly anything a try!

And lastly, while I'm here talking about books, I would like to recommend I, Che Guevara for anyone that likes politics. I mean I don't even really like politics much, and this book made my list of books I like. Cuban politics with American interference and a sort of "what if Che Guevara never died?" sort of thing. Highly enjoyable and thought-provoking, at least for me.
degrees: ([ AA ; Phoe ; Are you kidding? ])
( Sep. 2nd, 2009 09:19 pm)

Arts and crafts projects to finish by Friday

→Cut out pattern for Russia's coat - 100% finished
→Figure out how to alter final pattern piece so that the coat actually looks like Russia's - 100% finished
→Sew coat together - 100% finished
→Details for coat - 80% finished
→ Scarf - 100% finished

→Cloth mache mask - 100% finished
→ Shape mask - 100% finished
→Mold teeth out of clay - 100% finished
→Paint and detail mask - 60% finished
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( Aug. 29th, 2009 01:42 am)
IT HAS BEEN AGES SINCE LAST I POSTED. I finished The Demon's Lexicon. Wasn't terribly impressed. I've been baking some recently. I don't have pictures this time, but I do have a recipe for those interested. They were some pretty good brownies, which were meant to be turned into a sort of brownie-cookie hybrid, but by the time the batter was mixed I was feeling sick to my stomach and unwilling to put the extra effort into the cookie-molding bit of the recipe.

in here is a recipe )

My brother has been in town for a week, and decided that we're going to a convention. I may try to enter the fanfic contest, though I hold little hope of winning anything. But what do I have to lose, besides my self-esteem, right? WE SHALL SEE. We may not even be going, so I'll wait until that gets decided.

My uncle is also staying with us for a while. It's not so bad, except for the part where HE AND MY BROTHER DON'T PUT THE TOILET SEAT DOWN AFTER THEY PEE. I have -not- missed sharing a bathroom with dudes at all. AT ALL. *rages*

Uhhh, I had something else to say, but it's gone now.

Oh wait. I've been listening to a lot of silly pop songs about love. It makes one lonely.

Also there is going to be a garage sale here in six hours and I want to kill myself. HOPEFULLY THE RAIN KEEPS UP AND WE WON'T HAVE TO DO IT. Ugh my aunt is gonna be here. I'm a little tired of her, honestly. This wedding cruise thing is making everyone crazy, especially me. Since I'm the one trying to coordinate everyone and everything. SOMEONE PLEASE PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY.

I've been wanting to rewatch the X-Files recently.

That is all.
degrees: ([ APH ; Greece ; Exasperated ])
( Dec. 26th, 2008 06:05 pm)
In the words of my brother:

"Anything that bleeds for a week without dying is just UNNATURAL"

That's pretty much the only lulz associated with this month's leakfest.


*goes to sulk and scarf chocolate forever*

EDIT: My other brother, on Wii tennis --

"How is this not entertaining? Two virile young men... serving balls at you..."



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