tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
My brother watching TrueBlood in Spanish with me and making up his own script is possibly the highlight of my day. I enjoy his interpretation of Eric as a sex-fiend who apparently looks like he came from "Days of Our Lives."

And now I'm going to go die in my bed and hopefully wake to a healthier self so I can function at work tomorrow and finish up my week productively.
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: ([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: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
Sob. I won't be able to see HP7 tonight probably so I will probably be avoiding my FL until I do see it. I am so looking forward to some trio action too, particularly Ron/Hermione, which is my love~.

Also, work's changes are taking slightly more getting used to than I expected. :( Ah well, we'll work out the kinks soon enough.
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 enjoy watching idiots get the smackdown.

OMG the gays are going to eat me. DDDD: )

In other news, behind hearing that Canada is apparently a good access point for terrorists, there is an Establishment Clause in the 1st Amendment (who knew? :o) and East Germany had the right idea... I am very very depressed by the state of the union.

On top of that, I have to wake up super early to go to training tomorrow.
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.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
News has been fairly depressing, what with the recent atrocities committed by some rogue U.S. soldiers, El Diario backing away from gang coverage due to the death of yet another of their journalists and the bizarre obsession with Christine O'Donnell's comments about practicing witchcraft when she was in high school.

I am also less than pleased to learn that my family has been keeping major secrets from me again, particularly about the status of my niece and the health of my sister. My brother, though, is doing well and looks to have a good start at a career. I even allowed him to give me a shoulder massage the other day, and he did a good job.

I'm not sure which TV show I want to follow this time. I've been hearing good things about "Lone Star," "The Event" looks to be after the Lost cult and "Boardwalk Empire" keeps getting compared to "Mad Men," which I admit, for me, is not an endorsement. The latter does promise me gangsters and boot-legging though, plus Steve Buscemi so I might try it out of sport. I am still debating on whether I will attempt "Lone Star" or "The Event" tonight.

The Passage was a great experiment in writing and a fascinating origin/mystery story, but I have to say that I can't really recommend it. )

I wanted to pick up "Shadows Edge" this week but both it and "Tongues of Serpents" are out at my local branch so it looks like I'll be moving onto "Name of the Wind." I'm exited for this one.

My last bit of happy news is that my latest interview just sent my inner geek into OVERDRIVE.
tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
Dude, LJ, thank you for reducing my money to now $15 with your automated payments. I knew I should have turned that off.

In other news, I had a meeting with my bosses today. Apparently, I still don't suck so yay.

I would also like to clarify a statement I made the other day regarding male writers because I did not intend to offend anyone. )

I'm thinking about writing a rundown of my favorite country artists just because I'm sad at all the country hate and want to show people there's some good stuff out there, even if it isn't what you may think when you think country. I promise it's not Taylor Swift. Also, good god, if that girl writes one more love song...
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
1. I almost got killed by a butterfly. Basically, this enormous butterfly is flying about my car while I'm stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Then suddenly, things start to move and we're clipping along again. And the butterfly dive-bombs me! He flutters his huge wings directly in front of my view and I can't see a thing in front of me. And as usually happens when I lose vision, I tap my brakes. The car behind me ROARS and nearly slams into me. And my butterfly assassin wanders off to jeopardize another soul. He was at least a very pretty butterfly.

2. Trying to figure out how the hostage situation at the Discovery Channel HQ is going to play out for me since I spend much time near there.

3. My work assignment just got mega-switched and I am nowhere near prepared to handle this tomorrow. Time to think on my feet!

4. LJ. Look, I'm not like everyone and their dog and ready to cheerfully rush Dreamwidth. I am a creature of a habit. LJ is a habit. I don't want anything else. I also hate social networking because I don't like being found. That said, I'm probably going to lock down my political entries even heavier because I DO NOT want them quoted/shared or the like. I am probably going to pare the list down to people I actually talk to regularly.

5. I finally looked at Hyperbole and a Half and am loving it.

6. I would like The Passage more if it could stick with a character long enough for me to decide if I like them. I guess the federal agent is all right. And I'm amused by the idea of an evil vampire named Zero.
tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
I am truly loving Mockingjay. I always appreciate how well Collins captures suspense in her writing. She always makes it such a torture for me to put the book down. Oh and as a note, IF YOU REPLY TO THIS WITH SPOILERS I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN. :)

I want the fact that I'm constantly shoving meds down my cat's throat to start having some visible result soon or I'm going to have to call the vet again. At least she's tolerant about it and hasn't scratched or bitten me yet.

Now that I'm no longer hating on myself, I should do my SOTUs since I really have enjoyed the RP pieces I've been involved in over the past two weeks or so. I like doing against the grain stuff, even if I'm not actually certain of my success ratio. Ah well, as long as my partners enjoy, I guess.

Man, I don't want to go back to work in an hour. And I want to go to D.C. this weekend but Beck and his contingent are going to be there and I'm not so sure how well we'll be able to coexist...
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
I was slightly more productive today. I foresee that failing tonight as the heat has been making me increasingly headachey and lethargic.

In the meantime, I encountered a rather amusing testimony from 4chan's trial for posting the password to Sarah Palin's email account. Now, I have limited love for 4chan, which mostly extends to my ability to swipe images and decreases steadily the longer I remain in the atmosphere of mutual disdain. I also find the actions that led to this trial EXCEEDING STUPID AND YES WORTHY OF CRIMINAL ACTION, regardless of personal opinions toward Palin.

That said, The Smoking Gun dug up moot's testimony for the trial. It's mostly amusing to watch him explain to the courtroom what /b/tard, newfag and rickroll mean.

I will be spending the rest of the night with the new Sherlock Holmes and Tom.
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I am full of good feelings and bad feelings. Among the bad feelings is me feeling like an absolute brain-dead moron for not realizing we had a storm yesterday. A storm strong enough to kill people and wipe out a large chunk of power. I think I reached the Seventh Level of Hell today when I had to drive through 10 non-functioning traffic lights on one of the busiest streets in the city just to learn my work had no power and I had to turn around and drive back through those 10 non-functioning lights to go to my other location. Yeah, not a great start for my day.

I'm also annoyed that The Avengers cast only includes that bimbo ScarJo as Black Widow and no other females. I have no other complaints with the cast, but that annoys me because I hated that character in Ironman 2. To add to my financial woes before Otakon, I think the undercarriage on my truck is falling off and I have no time to fix it before the con. I have no idea what I will do.

My major pet peeve of the day, though, is the stupid people who are blaming The Washington Post's expose on over-spending on the private industry side of National Security for The New York Times deciding to run with all of the classified war reports that talk smack about Pakistan and basically make us look like we've got real problems in the war, not that that wasn't already known. I don't understand why people can't tell the difference between archiving public information into a single database and leaking classified WAR PERTINENT information. I'm all for power of the press, but Wikileaks just makes me feel slimy.

Good news is I have been enjoying "The Way of Shadows" -- yes Graham, I like the boy-whore shut up -- which also was featured in the background of Lord Kat's (Until We Win) recent reviews. That amused me. I still have real problems relating to either Kylar or Durzo, but I am still loving Logan (yes, Graham, I am slashing them shut up) and am partially intrigued by the whole mystery of Kylar's power. Though, this book does have some creepy fascination with trying to be as disturbing as possible. Did we really need a guy who shoots peasants and feeds them to other people? I think my other favorite character is the queen of the brothels. She's awesome. I can tell I'm going to despise the insipid love story.

Legend of the Legendary Heroes of Legend made me sad by giving me hot long-haired Ryner since I know from the OP that he will cut his hair. I did enjoy that fight between him and the sword-fighter girl though. I think Ryner is growing on me. Sion is still the fave though.

Otakon has also reminded me that I miss fangirling something like crazy. The con just has less meaning for me if I don't have a series to spend ridiculous amounts of money on and run around from panel to panel or signing to signing (Wolf's Rain, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Geass). I'm too old for it, but boy do I love it. Call my old anime obsessions whatever you'd like but they sure made me happy. I need something of equal awesome.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
It is not fun to wake up at 4 a.m. and realize people are in your house and talking loudly and that you have clearly lost control of your life. MOVING ALONG.

I'd glad to hear the government has apologized for what it did to Sherrod. The media should apologize as well, particularly a certain columnist who was more than ready to refer to Sherrod as a racist during his chat hour, even before he had time to fully view the edited footage, but also neglected to mention this faux pas in a column he wrote two days later, criticizing the Obama Administration for giving into racists taunts. Pot meet kettle, Mr. Columnist.

I learned Massachusetts has outlawed debarking, a medical procedure to alter your dog's vocal chords. Before today, I had never even heard of debarking and now I'm a bit horrified. At the same time, I get neighbors who slowly going insane because someone cannot keep their dog under control. Still, I see debarking as about as destructive as declawing. True, debarking is only lowering a dog's bark and not so much removing it, but it's still hideous to think that you're taking away not only your dog's method of defense but also his method of communication. Fixing an animals I can understand, as it prevents homeless strays from being euthanized. But there has to be some better method to controlling your dog's barking than altering its vocal chords. Ugh. I live with a dog that barks constantly and I have lived next to a Pomeranian yapper, but I would never wish this on either of them.

In other news, I'm possibly going to sucker-punch my coworker the next time he tells me he's glad he doesn't have my job because I work with "tools" and deal in "useless anecdotal information without any real facts." Yeah.

And back to the writing meme again. Yipee! )
tempestuously: ([geass] we both go down together)
Time for Good News, Bad News with Nayami!

Good: My kitty seems to be improving somewhat with her meds. She does keep doing her pirate thing though.
Bad: I won't be able to hit up any Fringe events this weekend because I don't want to miss one of her treatments by being in D.C.

Good: I am so looking forward to seeing Inception this weekend.
Bad: I so don't have money to blow on movies with Otakon on the horizon.

Good: I love my job sometimes, especially when I get to talk to awesome people.
Bad: I am feeling distant from my workplace again, as more people keep leaving without me even knowing they had put in their two weeks. In this case, it was someone I thought I knew fairly well. I might as well work from a shack in the woods for all the connection I get from work. :(

Good: I am finished with "Empire of Ivory." It has been my favorite of the series, with good pacing, much more interaction with the dragons and a very compelling storyline. I can't wait to find out what happens to Laurence in the next volume.
Bad: I am still like number 70 on my waiting list for "The Passage."

Good: They are talking about making new Beavis & Butthead cartoons.
Bad: They may face much harsher copyright laws over the music this time. :(

Good: I am going to start eating healthy this week.
Bad: I have been eating atrociously all week (including Burger King) and now feel incredibly FAT, which is strange for me since I never worry about that sort of thing, outside of thinking I have fat thighs.

Good: Username purges will allow people to have the usernames they want.
Bad: I am a possessive packrat who opposes these things on irrational principal. Fortunately, I never choose good usernames so I doubt anyone will want mine. o/ PS, don't try to argue this with me. My viewpoint is irrational and unchanging.

Also, license plate of the week is "TO DSNY." D'aww

Now to pick up where I left off on my writing meme thingie. Featuring: romance, protagonists and antagonists. )
tempestuously: ([wolf] how about a taste of my fangs?)
My interview took much longer than it was supposed to, meaning that I had to drive through holiday traffic bleh. In happy news, CG's latest whoring technique makes me giggle. I love whenever the comm discusses whether Lelouch is asexual. Boy is so fail.

I want to be delighted that the abomination known as "Clash of Titans" is striking out with the critics, but since it promises OMGACTION and is 3D, it will probably make top marks in the box office either way. I hate this movie's existence. I am used to being on the outskirts with most people on the Internet so I just wanted to drive home my fury at them CGI-whoring the creatures that Ray Harryhausen put his heart and soul into creating. Ray's stop-motion scorpions and Pegasus will forever be infinitely better than the computer-vomit that I've seen in trailers. Also, I prefer the original kracken. The only things this disaster has going for it are Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes as gods and maybe the hilarity of someone apping Perseus because lol mindfuck. Other than that, ugh I hate this movie. Burn in hell, "Clash of the Titans 2010."

I didn't get to read today, but my goal is to finish "Throne of Jade" before the weekend is out. I also want to make something involving egg whites. I'm leaning toward chocolate mousse since meringue is really hard to judge. I also want to essay on Bold in "Farthing Wood" because I really hate Whisper.

[livejournal.com profile] ichinichinemasu and [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life have made my nights truly awesome and snuggly lately. ♥
tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
I so hating working on Saturdays, but at least that's done now. I've been having a bit of a non-Disney animation from the 80s-90s marathon. I spent the other day watching "Samson & Sally," which is good but very depressing. Poor little whales. I also speed-watched "Happily Ever After," which some of you might remember as the sequel to Snow White, starring the Seven Dwarfs' female cousins. It has some really interesting ideas the villain, Maliss, is nicely dark and scary, but the shoddy animation and ear-grating songs really pull it down. Next on my list is the Japanese version of "Swan Lake," which I mostly love because Siegfried is pretty and it has the ballet music. I also want to try "The Legend of Syrius." I'm looking for other non-Disney/non-Bluth fare to check out. Still trying to get through "The Princess and the Goblin" again.

Have seen:
Watership Down
The Plague Dogs
Flight of Dragons
Lord of the Rings
The Last Unicorn
The Little Mermaid (French version)
Most Ralph Balinski movies
Vux (The Little Fox)
David the Gnome
Little Nemo

Got any recs?
tempestuously: ([geass] we both go down together)
As I have reached the point of diminished returns for my sanity, I figure I should give warning. For much of this week, I have been plagued by my seasonal nervous breakdowns. As many know, I am a hypochondriac, but some anxieties are harder to shake than others. This leaves me irritable and distracted. I will do my best to conduct myself as normal and hopefully live up to commitments, but if I wander away, it is not because I'm not interested in you, it's probably that I am lying down or otherwise freaking out about some strange soreness somewhere on my body.

In other news, centerpiece is complete, bread is sent and I shall finish "His Majesty's Dragon" tonight.

Your odd trivia today: Obama on Fox News? That was an odd interview.

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