I found an Amazon box with my name on it in the entryway, today, and at first I was annoyed because I had started to order something from Amazon and then canceled it, so I was convinced that they had screwed up the cancellation. Imagine my delight, therefor, on seeing the inscription on the invoice: "What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a little Holmes/Watson?" It's "My Dearest Holmes," by Rohase Piercy - published slash fanfic! Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] mizzmarvel!! Obviously, I opened it before Christmas. Oh well. :D
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
( Nov. 24th, 2007 08:04 am)
I got one of my presents early - [livejournal.com profile] eor found a copy of "Hogfather - the Illustrated Screenplay" and he couldn't wait to give it to me because this way I get to read it leading up to Hogswatch. ;) Some of the best presents really can't wait until the holiday. It's gorgeous!
derien: (buggsrain)
( Oct. 29th, 2007 09:33 pm)
One of my coworkers is having a Halloween party on Wednesday night. I've been debating going, but I don't really feel like it. I probably should, because I'm feeling sick of the coworkers, and it always makes me like them again to hang out with them. It reminds me that it's not really them I hate, it's the job. Only there's just so few of the originals left... it's a little depressing.

What I'd really like to do is go trick-or-treating with one particular coworker and her little boy. He's being a train. "Not Thomas The Tank Engine. Just A Train." Although his 'costume' so far is just a cardboard sandwich board thingy with a train drawn on it, because some of the neighbor kids are making it for him. (Eor thinks it's adorable that the neighbor kids like him so much that they'll make his costume for him. :)) His mom will dress him as a conductor, also, to give more of a feel for it, because he has most of the 'costume' for that already - the kid is a train fanatic. I'm trying to remember if it was last winter of the winter before that he started understanding the calendar concept because he HAD to know when he would be able to go to Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad again.

Anyhow, Cute Little Boy's Mom said I could go with them but I'd feel kind of weird about it. And then my other coworker, Book Seller, said she needed a costume for taking her grandchildren out, and I offered to lend her my witch hat and black crushed velvet gown (fits almost anyone), so I probably won't have anything to wear even if I do want to go trick or treating or to a party. (Of course I lie - I could always dress as a peasant.)
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
( Jun. 22nd, 2007 05:03 pm)
We got within 500 vertical feet (and maybe about a half mile horizontally) from Baxter Peak. We were somewhat delayed due to weather concerns at one point, so possibly we might have made it if we hadn't done that downclimb, waffle, talk with other climbers, climb back up. We went to our physical limit as well as our self-set time limit and then we had to make the hard choice. It kind of sucks to get that close. But at least we both got back, and I don't think we have any permanent injuries.
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
( Feb. 14th, 2007 08:55 am)

It's a shame Elmer could never accept his feelings for Bugs.  And Bugs kept toying with his affections, that wascally wabbit.
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
( Jan. 2nd, 2007 09:55 am)
I know I'm late with an update, but I headed right out for my cousin's directly from work on the Eve, and returned home at 3am, got 5 or 6 hours sleep and went to work, and all last night and this morning so far has been catching up with reading my f-list.  Had a good time with my cousins, although Pen wasn't feeling well and couldn't get a sitter, so didn't go along, and the place Di and I went to meet up with some friends of hers was quite the dive.  We had a couple of drinks and danced and did some pointing and laughing. :) 

Even in this place, though, there was some slash entertainment to be had. )

As an antidote to the setting I suggested to my cousin that we should sometime see if we couldn't catch a performance of the goth bellydancers, which she seemed delighted at the concept of. :) 

She mentioned she has an LJ, too, but didn't favor me with her name on here, so maybe she's nearly as nervous about family seeing it as I am about mine. ;)

And then we went back to Pen's house and had chocolate cake. (And I had to wonder if the story about not being able to get a sitter and not feeling well was just a ploy so she could stay home and bake the cake.)  It had chocolate and white chocolate chips in it and she had white chocolate orange sauce to droozle over it, and it was lovely! :)  Between the sugar and the pain in my jaws produced by cleaning the holes again, after, I was not the slightest bit sleepy on my drive home, leaving there at 2am.  You can't fall asleep when it feels as though two ten-penny nails are being driven into the joints of your jaw, so I was perfectly safe.  Though I felt much safer when I was on the divided highway.  Every time there was a car oncoming when I was on the two-lane I was watching for a place to ditch out if they were on the wrong side of the road.  The muscles in my jaw could just have begun clenching because of fear.

Am seeing the dentist who took my wisdom teeth out yet again today, for another follow up.  I'm fairly certain there's some infection going on, but otherwise he's probably just going to say (again), "You're just healing slowly because your so OLD!"  Well, he didn't say it quite like that, because he's actually much older than I am (I think - quite often I'm wrong when I make these guesses) but I guess most people do this when they're younger.  My teeth are definitely rearranging themselves, and I've taken a notion that the back teeth are toppling over into the space left from the wisdom teeth, but hopefully it will all sort out and the rest of my teeth will be less crowded and my bite will eventually settle into it's new shape.  It might just take a while for me to get used to it.  It's already easier to floss, especially the back ones.  I think most of the pain, now, is when the jaw muscles tweak out and won't let go.

I'd like to take a moment to compliment the former Lemondropgirl on her switch to [livejournal.com profile] mollyrazor - I do like this name. :)  (Eor felt it should have been [livejournal.com profile] steppinrazor, but in fact someone already has that LJ name, and obviously, by her profile, for the same reason.)

I was thinking of doing some sort of review of my year as Eor and many others have done, but I'm not really up to it at the moment.  This entry is too long anyway, and I need to eat and bath and get to the dentist's, so maybe tomorrow.  Oh, no, wait - there's a breakfast at IHOP tomorrow for one of the ex-co-workers who's visiting from Florida.  So I guess not tomorrow.  Thursday, maybe.  And by then everyone will be on to other things.  I'd better not miss out on Thursday, though, as Friday morning I have another dr's appointment.  Sheesh, I'm booked up.  What's up with that??  I hope this isn't a portent of my year to come.  I need lazy time!

The sketch is by [livejournal.com profile] twirlynoodle, and the crappy adaptation to icon is all my fault. 

My roses are melting.  *le sigh*

I'm trying to read "Let's All Kill Constance" by Ray Bradbury, and finding it very forced. And it's leading me into the temptation to write all in nonsequiters. I should probably go back to finishing up Jules Vern's "To the Moon and Around the Moon." (Okay, I know I haven't got that title quite right. But it's close.)
derien: It's a cup of tea and a white mouse.  The mouse is offering to buy Arthur's brain and replace it with a simple computer. (Default)
( Dec. 11th, 2006 08:37 am)
Oh good golly.  I just realized we haven't even got a box started for [livejournal.com profile] eor's brother.  /o.o\ 
If you may have noticed a lack of actual content in my journal the last few days I'm going to attribute that to having things on my mind.  I don't like to talk about the same things over and over, and they're not going away until certain things have been accomplished or certain dates have passed. 

I'm sure everyone's sick of hearing about my Worker's Comp problems, but OWCP lied to me.  Again. )
So on that front I'm feeling intense hatred and anger.  When I start thinking about it I have to distract myself before my blood pressure rises.

called back by the dr for more tests - possibly girly TMI... )

And then of course there's the wisdom teeth coming out on the 22nd which is also hanging over my head, though my dread has become somewhat less dreadful with all the other things distracting me.  It's like when someone stamps on your toe to take your mind off having hit your thumb with a hammer.

Regardless of what else happens, though, there's still Christmas boxes in my livingroom which need to be filled and sent out.  I have found a few other things to add to them.  I stopped at the airport gift store, where I get a 30% employee discount.:)  I might do that again, today.

the list of people I need to phone )
Four phone calls.  It doesn't sound so bad when I lay it out like that.  Easy, right?  Sure, if you're not phone phobic.  Even making some ordinary call makes me all jittery.

Only, I feel as though I've forgotten something.  Have I?  There's no point in calling the OWCP themselves yet again. 

For a few moments we had a gorgeous red sunrise, but as soon as I ran for the camera it faded out into dull blue-gray.
Okay, I've done it to a few people on occasion - I have forwarded things that assumed that all my friends and relations had the same moral standpoint that I did, and been gently reminded that such was not the case.  I shall draw the veil over this rant to some extent - it's all about people thinking everyone should be Christian.  Please skip along if you're going to be offended that I'm not )
/end rant.

And now, because I did it already and I might as well post something that's not a rant, a poll about random stuff... )

The Grim Squeaker wishes you a Happy Hogswatch! :)
cut for size )

You don't have to credit if you use because it only took me like an hour to make them all. They're crap.
(The pictures I used are here if you want to make your own.)


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