tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
So I didn't realize "The Thief" was actually a children's book and spent 15 minutes searching through YA before I finally learned the truth and had the super-fun experience of crawling around on my hands and knees while trying to find it in the shelves. Note to self, get Thief series on Kindle next time. I wanted to pick up "The Broken Kingdoms," but it wasn't there so I went with "The Giver" since I've never read it and the last of the "Shadows" series by Brent Weeks. I have to decide whether I want to stick "Firestar's Quest" somewhere in there, possibly after the Weeks book to give me something easier to read. The first two should be a breeze after all.

Oh, a coworker also gave me the "How to Train Your Dragon" artbook, which is lovely, and the Justice League, which I need to get around to watching. Probably I'll start on that today. CFUW kind of devoured my time yesterday. [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life and I spent the other week watching "Batman/Superman:Apocalypse," which terrified me with the realization that the old man I spent the entirely movie wanting to go away was actually Granny Goodness (shudder) and "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths," which was just fun because poor Batman. I also discovered Amazon gives me Buffy episodes for a buck and might have spent at least $10 on that this week. I won't be doing that anymore since I have $400 dollars on my checking account, which I shouldn't, and I don't want to mess with that money unless I need it for gas and food. Ugh, I have to call and sort that out.

Also, I miss the Geass recap chats. What happened? People weren't around on the holidays, and I haven't seen them since. I'd post them myself, but I'm super lazy about doing screeshots and summaries; I just like to talk.
tempestuously: ([wolf] the beast inside)
Dude, no seriously dude, when I come downstairs to see it totally trashed and beer bottles EVERYWHERE on a weeknight while I'm being constantly reminded that I need to give a rent check (every single day after I replied the first time that I would have it Friday), yes I'm going to be preachy. Especially when I have to holler downstairs at 3 a.m. that people are being too loud since I have to work the next day and when I wake up to find guys I don't even know having spent the night in my house. All this after having heard my roomie is out of a job. Yes, I'm going to vocally question her financial choices. I am footing half the bill here and I don't want to know that a large portion of her money is going toward partying when she doesn't have a job. It concerns me. As does having my house thrashed. I don't want to preach and be all MOM about it but COME ON. It's just irresponsible and disrespectful. And seriously, the decision to ask me for the rent check while I'm asking why there's so much alcohol around and why random people are in my house at 9 a.m., not smart.

Also, I worry about what all these dying animals mean. I really do.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
Even though I have already been complaining on Goodreads about this, I can always complain more. Because really, the self-censorship of "Huckleberry Finn" deserves as much complaining as is possible. Read all about it. Now, I don't think this was done for malicious reasons, but it is still stupid beyond measure.

Other things that are stupid beyond measure: My roomie throwing away my food for two whole nights because I left it downstairs and didn't put it away. Did I mention she left whole bowls of pasta sitting around my kitchen for four days and when I asked her to clean them, she had to wait until she recruited her bf? Oh, and she took my very expensive orange juice to a party and drank it all since she allegedly believed it to be hers. I don't know about anyone else, but I remember when I buy drinks. And if I don't, I ASK before taking an entire carton to a party.

Moving along, I am sad I will have to take a break on my kitty series once I finish the first set since I should probably read a book that I can't finish in two days for a change. I miss reading on my Kindle. I hate the stupid DMP Amazon and Adobe have against each other since virtually every digital library uses Adobe and Kindle cannot read them. I enjoyed reading in bed too, which was so much easier with Kindle. That said, I can't exactly shell out $6 every time I want to read a book. That could get pricey. I am le torn.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
I am obsessed with Warriors and do nothing but read them. Except for now when I'm marathoning S4 Buffy. I love the episode where Faith comes back, so psychological. I also found out I read 26 books for 2010; this is actually a great accomplishment for me. Also a plus that I'm FINALLY not sick.

Oh yeah, my birthday ice cream cake melted.

If anyone asked for cookies and did not receive them by this point, let me know so I can send a different set or something.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
Lol I forgot to get my cake, but Medieval Times and True Grit were awesome. Sue even got herself the knight's favor in the form of a pretty pink rose. D'aww. Also, True Grit taught me that even the most hardened cowboys can sit down for a civil conversation

Also, my Kindle arrived. Sue and I are fully entertaining ourselves downloading samples of the silly gay romance novels. I'm sure my father will be happy to know that's where his birthday money for me goes toward.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
Cold is mostly gone, which means I might be able to eat my cake. Yay. I still can't believe I left my Inception at my father's house. Ah well, at least I can spend my bday with friends. That always perks me up.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
I have been dead of life since about Friday. I'm still pretty exhausted from work's exciting adventures, but since personal complaining is BORING...

Let's celebrate CHRISTMAS IN DECEMBER. Disclaimer: The link does not refer you to anything of particularly Christmas nature and is simply something I believe makes most people on my FL happy.

Also, people need to stop narcing on Tron:Legacy, just go to have fun. And the story problems aren't actually that bad! I want the soundtrack. Besides, Gabi and I have fun putting the Tron story to Judeo-Christian allegory. It's amazing that way and makes reading Tron slash even more naughty~.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
Welp, I've been blind for most of the day (AGAIN) but I did get my fondant so I can get cracking on that pretty soon. Of course, this also means I'm going to have to get up early tomorrow to ship everything. Probably around 9 a.m. Drat. I also have to actually do my cards tonight. I'm sure once I start, I will stop being such a lazy bum about it. I love sending stuff, I'm just so suck in the motivational department. It's a cruel irony.

Hopefully, I also got over the slump I drove myself into last night.
tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
So amid my crazy bake-off yesterday, I sort of missed some very important news. It appears that the Senate is indeed functioning. So I just want to give a HELL YEAH for the DADT repeal! I'm proud of you guys, I am.

In less epic but still awesome news, the cookies are finished and will be sent Tuesday since I need time to write cards. But hey they're HOLIDAY cookies not Christmas cookies. I apologize to anyone who gets the slightly thinner poppy cookies. My roomie's big of a dog jumped the counter and ate three bags of them, forcing me to replace the original cookies with my spares. Believe me, if I had time to remake your cookies I would. I'm just fortunate only the poppy seed cookies for three people were in those bags so all the rest of the cookies are secure.

[livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life and I also hit up Tron Legacy, which did not disappoint. It was shiny and AWESOME and totally 80s nostalgic. I love Jeff Bridges. Plus, the new trailer for Green Hornet makes me actually want to see it. We also watched the new Star Driver, which was far less awesome since Sugata didn't do anything nifty this time. But he did talk to Head again and I think the two might be bonding. D'awww.

I also feel slightly queasy for some reason. I think it's the cold weather plus limited sleep plus the Metro so I might be zoning tonight. Sorry. I need to watch my Geass episode so I can at least participate VERY LATE in the usual discussion. Oh yeah, the talk on [livejournal.com profile] code_geass made me coerce Gabi into watching "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," which is quite a feat since she hates music. But it's true, that series is so Geass AMV material.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
I spent an insane amount of time last night watching this user's animated wolf series about a cow who wants to live with wolves. It sounds lame, but the characters and storyline are fairly deep, with much of it focused on the wolves. The dialogue could use some sprucing up and some of the characters' actions are a bit forced, but overall it is an impressive effort for someone to churn out this type of thought-out plot in 5-7 minute installments every month. Her animation also improves as she goes, and I love watching artists develop. It's funny because I always chide [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life for the time she spends reading original fiction on AdultFanfiction and here I spend hours watching an original animated series. I guess I have nowhere to talk. But, man, things like this inspire me to write.

I also really want to read Erin Hunter's "Warriors" series after spending equally long watching story videos and adaptions like one done by the above user and this young animation studio. I always complain about how I hate the rabbit mythology in Watership Down and can't read Redwall because I don't give two tail shakes about rats, but yet I'm fully willing to read an entire series about warrior cats. Since they're YA, I also expect them to be quick reads too. I'm going to toss one up on my bookreads queue, maybe about The Lost Hero, and see what I think of their style before deciding if I want to fit them into my schedule.

Also, just in case I deterred anyone with my rant yesterday, Legend's final episode is REALLY GOOD, just suffers from the pacing issues the majority of the issue suffers from. But the characters are amazing as always.

If I don't get my fondant today, I'm going to punch someone. I want to go see "Tron" already.
tempestuously: ([wolf] how about a taste of my fangs?)
Dear Lady who thinks she can lecture me like I'm 12,

I would not have parked my vehicle behind your motorcycle, several feet in fact, had you not parked horizontally and taken up an entire space for a vehicle 1/5 the size. Now, I understand fully your worry that someone might hit your motorcycle and that you park the way you do because you plan to have your husband filling the space, thus preventing the need for two parking spaces. That is quite considerate. But this does not give you carte blanche to talk down to me when I come out to move my vehicle and request an explanation. I do not care that you called the cops on my roomie for doing something similar. She did not share that incident with me, and we are not the same person. Your vehicle is also not in fact damaged in any way to warrant your hysteria. For this happening TWO whole times. No, carrying your baby with you while you berate me does not make you any less rude. I hope that my frequent reminders of "Don't lecture me" remain in your memory for the next time you have a gripe you wish to express to someone.

Sincerely,

Your perfectly reasonable neighbor
tempestuously: ([vk] the art of topping)
Well, today's car adventure stole almost ALL my card-writing time so I will have to set aside another day to that in the near future. At least I managed to get reading done and sent my father's check.

I also spent a good portion of time driving behind a massive trick that warned me that end times would begin March 21 and continue until Oct. 21. Good to know. I'll mark that down on my calendar.

I am completely addicted to watching the baby red pandas on Firefox Live. They're sleeping right now. D'aww.

I forgot to link my amusing poli-link from yesterday so here it is: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/compost/2010/12/cant_say_public_option_on_fox.html
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. While that day didn't really get better, I did get something fairly productive out of it so I can't say it was a total loss. I also came home and crashed until 10:30. Lol.

In other news, I lol'd my head off after watching the "Teenage Dream" sequence in Glee, mostly because the idea of an entire class helping serenade another guy was so ridiculous. I also thought this was one of the campiest things I've ever seen. Though I have to say it by no means is more campy than the "ultra-straight" Aggie Song from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." I so destroyed my father's perspective on that song when we watched the movie this weekend. I am proud of myself for that.
tempestuously: ([as] no remorse cause i still remember)
Sooo quick recap for this morning. My father wakes me up at 6:45 this morning, since I spent the night over his house before going home in the morning, to tell me I have a flat tire. I had previously taken in the vehicle to the dealer Friday, who checked the tires and filled one that was looking flat. Apparently, they warned me to keep an eye on it. I don't recall such a warning. Now, I can't change my own tire because I have no strength to remove the lug nuts so I wake up my brother. He, my father and I are working on switching the flat for the spare. Only one problem: we cannot remove the spare off the back of the truck. I know I had someone on the side of the street do this for me once so I'm baffled as to why this so difficult, but the manual didn't provide any clues and the dealer offered little assistance. While this was going on, I was trying to defrost my windows when, surprise surprise, my battery died. So I finally get a hold of Roadside Assistance, and despite being IN MY CITY they can't send someone until around 9 a.m. I still have to drive to work. I probably won't be there until at earlier 10:30 and that's pushing it.

Today royally blows.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
On the way to the voting precinct tonight, my car died twice. Once in the middle of the road. Should I take this as a sign? That said, I managed it.

Also I swear my slogan for life should be "Can't sleep, people are discussing Geass on the Internets." In other news, I still need to watch the new Star Driver and LoL. But I'm off schedule for NaNoWriMo so that just has to wait. :(

Expect a recap of "Name of the Wind" tomorrow as I prepare to finish the book. I'm thinking about picking up the new Riordan next.
tempestuously: ([geass] we both go down together)
Ugh, I hate driving. I would rather crawl on my knees through acid than take the Interstate I took this morning. What should have been a 45 minute drive turned into 90 minutes and it slugged along every inch of the way. I have a very low traffic tolerance and as it was only 7 a.m. in the morning, I was not a happy Nayami. I actually opted to drive back to work and then drive home rather than take that hellfest again. That's what I plan to do tomorrow as well. Thankfully, I don't have to get up as early. I even had to break my soda-fast because there was no other source of caffeine at the place I went, other than coffee.

Also, a banana hit my car on the way home. Yeah, you read that right. A banana.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
I was just abruptly awakened from my much-needed nap to be shown my roomie's dog in a witch costume.

When did I lose control of my life?
tempestuously: ([geass] like raw meat to the lions)
So I intended to get home an hour ago. Unfortunately, a car just ahead of the car I was driving behind suddenly BURST INTO FLAMES. That was... awkward.

It fit into my strange weekend, which consisted of watching "Hereafter." As for whether I liked the movie, well I'm a Matt Damon fan so I will watch almost anything with him. I will say that it would have been an infinitely better movie if it had just been the kid stalking Matt Damon for most of the movie while he tried to find the reporter. I would like to rewrite this movie.

Gabi and I also finally carved our pumpkin. It was very small since all of the big pumpkins had been taken by the time we stopped by the store, and they didn't refill until the next day. But it was a fun adventure, and I didn't injure myself so yay. There was also Togainu no Chi, which is dreadfully dull without the yaoi, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, which really should have just followed the novels instead of spending too much time trying to be Slayeresque because it's very interesting now that it has a plot and of course Star Driver, which broke formula and actually gave some of its characters motivations. Also, there was silly yaoi fanservice so it gains an amusement point for that.

I think my eye is dying again. Of course.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
I decided to not fail at life today and go see Gabi. We watched anime and I has thoughts!

Star Driver )

Legend of the Legendary Heroes )

Also, in regards to "Name of the Wind," dang is little Kvothe a Mary Sue.
tempestuously: ([wolf] how about a taste of my fangs?)
So I just learned my roomie's boyfriend smoked. And today, I walk outside and see two of my coworkers, two beautiful girls, smoking and it fills me rage. I want to take aside everyone that smokes and slap them. I don't care about alcohol or marijuana or any other recreational drug because none does the damage that cigarettes do ON THEIR OWN. Yes, alcohol is dangerous if you mix it with getting behind a wheel or if you are especially stupid and binge. And yes, there is the threat of liver cancer if you are an alcoholic. But cigarettes are dangerous just by the mere act of using them. This has long been a personal thing for me since smoking not only led to my mother having to have a hole opened in her throat but also contributed to her eventual death by another form of cancer. I especially hate when smart, pretty people smoke because all I can think is "Why are you ingesting BLACK TAR into your healthy, beautiful bodies? Why are you slowly killing yourself? Is it really worth that?" I've actually gone to the state capitol and argued with smokers there protesting the tax increase on cigarettes. They argue it's their choice. Sure, it is, and I can still insult them for it because it is stupid and pointlessly harmful. I wish people could see a real-time depiction of exactly what happens inside their lungs every time they go through a pack of cigarettes. Maybe then they would realize how moronic smoking is. To clarify, I don't hate smokers but I despise smoking in its entirely. It doesn't help that the smell tends to make me seriously ill every time.

In other news, I'm trying to cut back on the amount of cussing I do on my journal, at least publicly because I think it dumbs down my message half the time. I think I've been doing fairly well.

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