coley_merrin: (Ella)
I have not forgotten the fics for the SJM post. <3 I am busy conjuring away... and I wanted to get the HenHae going out with the fire of a thousand suns because I've put it off waaaay too long. <3 So I''ll be writing on those fics while editing the HenHae and shoving it out and poking at the other projects I have, lol. Also now that I don't have to angst about titling or summarizing the HenHae, I can focus on other things. It's not like I'm some kind of Crime Knowledge 'R' Us, so that's a lot of the reason it took so long. And it just kept growing. Anyone who's expecting some kind of L&O out of this is going to be a smidge disappointed, because, well... It is what it is! I'm doing my best, though~ I think I wrote that QMi scene for it a million years ago, haha. At least before last May. I know that when I was writing "Forever," and this other thing I'm poking at, that's what I used as reference. 8)

....Iiii...am excited for baseball season to start, lol. Four days! No matter how many games I do or do not watch or get to see live, there's always that held breath of anticipation before the first pitch, this whole bright and shiny season stretching out full of possibilities. Miracle season, mediocre, or dud? We will see...

I am also blissfully watching Siwon's drama, "Oh! My Lady." (the theme song for which gets ridiculously stuck in my head as I bounce around cooking to it)...and Ella's new TW drama, "Down with Love." Apparently I am weak to cute goofballs (and kids)! ...Who knew. :D I love both dramas so much that I almost need to make myself two people to contain it. Siwon's face... Ella's adorable...
coley_merrin: (Unicorn B&W)
I finally found a pair of shoes that I think might work for walking. EXCITING. I got a pair of Skechers and it was like strapping blocks of wood to my feet. Went the route of the traditional walking/running shoe instead. But if it makes me able to walk this weekend and beyond, I am willing to trade a little cuteness for comfort. XD I'll be giving them a test drive Wednesday.

I'm still in fic mourning. Don't mind me.

I am also cutting back on the eating thing... being out of work has meant Every Day is Saturday. Chips for breakfast, chips for lunch, two dinners and dessert (or something)... I'm lucky I gained five pounds and not 15. -_- Best curtail this now. *pokes flabby stomach* I cannot eat the same way I did at 16. _-_

It looks like the weather for KMF isn't going to be the inner ranges of Hell hot. :o Or for Disney day for that matter. Do not want to wilt in Los Angeles. _-_ I've never actually been... I've been around it, past it, and to SF and SD, but not to LA. And definitely not to Disney. Disney. ;_; I'm finally seeing you... Ah, childhood dreams fulfilled... Still I've bought industrial strength sunblock. Do not want to come home a red marshmallow.

Speaking of red... My neck is red and itchy in places, apparently in protest against junk #1 or junk #2 that I'm using to keep my skin moderately under control. I'm going to have to cut back or cut one out or something to see which it is so I can at least have a normal colored neck. I tell you... benzoyl peroxide makes my skin red and irritated, oral antibiotics make me throw up, topical do nothing, and now what I'm using makes my neck irritated (I don't apply it to my neck... it must migrate... washing my pillowcases)? Just about time to just give in and let my face do whatever. I'd just like to not break out. That would be nice. _-----_

Cut for short pondering on Korean Boys Over Flowers  )
coley_merrin: (Default)
I was supposed to work today? I kind of did. A while. I'm paying for that now, as I'll be working for the next hour+ instead of sleeping. Why? Let me tell you.

1. I watched the first episode of Hankyung's drama. Raw. Well, the parts he was in at least. Anyhoo, despite knowing probably less Mandarin than I can fit on my fingers... Could not help myself. I find him particularly edible. I think it's the laugh. Or something. (Him in general.) I had a moment where, unless I was hallucinating or my ears are off, I heard him calling the wrong person "bao xiong di" which immediately sent up warning flags which in a split second were all, "Whoa, back up, wait, danger, calling someone else this, my heart, wrong person!" And then immediately realized = fiction, chill. So that was my two second moment of shock. My Mandarin knowledge, so in direct correlation with whatever it is I'm fascinated with.

2. Watched the subbed ep of "A Date With LuYu." Was going to work during this. Could not, as I was too busy laughing, and wanting to squeeze Henry's cheeks, and staring in fascinated horror at Siwon's pants, and or, you know, goggling at what was being said. Like the following dialogue:

"He doesn't move. All day, he doesn't move." (also a phrase I can recognize. Siwon. HMM.)
"He doesn't let me move."

I feel that this is punishment for the HanKyu. I have no other explanation for why they would do that to my heart.

3. Finished watching "New Heart." Only had three eps left, so that wasn't shocking. Only took me forever. Ah, puppy. You are such a cute puppy.

4. Wrote 2,500 words on the KyuMi on and off all day... during New Heart, during House, during this and that, during nothing. During working. If I'm not mistaken, that takes it up, up and away over the SiHan. Frantic mental flags from Camp SiHan. (see: above dialogue.)

5. And lest I forget, Japan planning, which... \o/

Anyway. I'm sure there was other stuff in there. But that's the main stuff. Good times. Now actual work. Shush, KyuMi muse. >:(
coley_merrin: (Kyuhyun-balloons)
To start off on a totally food and music unrelated note, rose bushes should not be close enough to windows so that branches rub across the window panes. It makes a sound kind of like a wet finger skidding across a flat surface. We spent a few O.o moments wondering what that sound was… cause it also kind of sounded like a dog whimpering, too, and I wanted to make sure there wasn’t a lost puppy outside. Twas one of the rose bushes letting us know they still existed in December. Still doing so in January, because I guarantee, I had not set foot outside of this house since Friday to do anything about it, so as the wind blew to town a couple of nights ago, I was on the other end of the house ignoring the skritchy screeches. Unfortunately, had to leave the house last night. Such a hermit.

Finally made the cookies I've angsted about since Friday... while I whined, lazed, drank hot chocolate, ate frosting-less strawberry Pop-Tarts, and the single, solitary, very sad Hershey Kiss left over from my last airport purchase, all while fending off the chocolate-must-bake craving. *makes note that I need more salted butter* Made it with semi-sweet, and honestly, next time I give up... I'm going back to milk chocolate. Semi-sweet recipe has 1/2 cup more sugar, but the effect isn't the same. I really like the Ghirardelli recipe, though. The cookie dough is really nice.

Also, while watching "New Heart," I laugh... Eun Sung just got called "Dr. Shepherd" several times and I lol@ blatant "Grey's Anatomy" references in my Korean dramas. Such a cute little puppy he is. It's a bit like watching a drama made out of a "Trauma Center" game.

Also, I'm kind of glad Hankyung couldn't do the Chinese "Hana Yori Dango," if only because (having not read the articles)... I'm assuming he'd be Rui (Hankyung as Domyouji? HA HA HA. Oh my head.). ...Anyway, right, and also because after bawling over his fake death in music videos, I think I'd be bleeding all over creation if I had to watch him be Mr. Unrequited Love. -__- Plus it means the album is imminent-ish. So there's two reasons to be happy.

And it was freezing on the way home last night. Fricking wind. >.> I guess I should've bought those Super Junior mittens after all... despite the fact that, you know, I haven't worn mittens since I was tiny. >.>

My life, it is... It is.
coley_merrin: (Hana-Kimi - MV Happy Smile)
Finally. Finally in my hands, I have the subtitles for all of The Rose. Shocking to me, in the middle of working my rear off, I didn't run off to immediately watch the last three episodes. But the fact that I know it's there when I get to it? Is precious.

It does go some towards the sting of knowing that the TW Hana Kimi 2 looks to be forever be a precious gleam in our eyes. Just the thought of more adorable togetherness, well... It cut the other sting that was the ultimate disappointment in the jdrama.

And while The Rose does cut the sting of mourning the HK2... It doesn't quite cover it all. Only three episodes... but it'll be three episodes more of Ella. :) ...And Joe. But I wasn't going to miss him in HK2 anyway. I'm going to knock on wood here.
coley_merrin: (Hana Kimi Sano and Mizuki)
I need to, like today, watch my dramas within a day, to preserve what smidgen of hope the last week's ep had sprung for a nice period of time. It feels so good.

Japanese Hana Kimi-esque drama episode 10 )

And oh look, without spoilers!

Next week on the Hana Kimi in My Head: Will Nakatsu act on his forbidden emotions? Will he convince Mizuki that they should spawn a love child so she can then cheer for Sano twice as much? Will he inform Sano of this future plan, only to get a Birds and Bees lecture? Will Sano show Nakatsu how to use his Firsto Condom?

And most of all... Will Sano's attending the lamaze classes come in handy when Nakatsu is out cold on the floor and Sano has to deliver the baby on his own on a yacht in the middle of the ocean?? Will we ever know why they're on a yacht??

Tune in next time for Hana Kimi: All Nakatsu, All the Time edition.

And my initial affection for Nakatsu, that I suspected would not last forever with the same fervor? I'm so glad I am an oracle unto my emotions.
coley_merrin: (Hana Kimi Sano and Mizuki)
Hana Kimi Japanese drama ep 9. Please skip away if you're all atwitter for the jdrama.

Oh, and those reactions go after a cut. Here, have a cute icon to preface this. And to sum it up.

3 more... 3 more )

Now that I've significantly raised my blood pressure, I need some chocolate milk.
coley_merrin: (Elisa claw marks)
So far today, I've talked on the phone for hours, read one and a half books, and ate pizza. And, my existing Gargoyles angst has been fulfilled.

All in all a satisfying day.

Checked D-addicts about seven times for subtitles for The Rose. And when I said "Don't hold your breath" about me getting the subs on Wednesday, I really apparently meant it.

I'm also itching for my Kim Sam Soon dvds to get here... I'm declaring a moratorium on Me!Spending after this week's concert goodie buying (impulse buys left and right, especially when you count in the concert tickets *_*). Ebay is not good for me.

ISWAK has beat Hana Kimi in the re-watch debate momentarily, by just a hair of Joe Cheng's head. Good money says ISWAK2 will appear first. Good money also says I'll probably keep up this until I just read another book tonight after being fully caught up on Why Why Love. Clearly the way into my heart is to sweep a girl off her feet. I'm way too easy. And yet, I'm still rooting for the other guy.

...I have 2007 pennies. They are very shiny. Interesting.

And despite my futile hope of work being less brain-grabby this week, I still have a two hour music practice Monday.... and again on Friday, and let's not forget the actual performance on Sunday. x.x Right, I'm going to have looots of time this week. With any luck I'll be able to take my recorder and get a snippet of us playing so I can share.
coley_merrin: (Ella)
And now for a post that doesn't involve the family! And unlocked, which is, I must say, quite a novelty indeed.

I have more volumes of Fruits Basket sitting behind me, which is quite exciting. There is a point in the manga which I have not read beyond, so seeing anything "new" is exciting. Even if I know general plot and what happens. It's rather like getting new Hana Kimi volumes... though I've read them all before (at least twice) it's still new again. Also have more xxxHolic... And that's definitely a series to which I reached a point and haven't passed it yet. I re-downloaded all of the anime, though, so I may make the big push and do some Holic-ing. (for which the title finally makes sense)

Netflix hates me and doesn't want me to do any work, given the fact that there are now seven seasons of L&O:SVU up on the watch-now feature. Gracious. I'm also eying the new Dr. Who series, since I recall someone liking it, but I don't know who...

Finished watching Reaching for the Stars for the second time... I really do love that drama. I think, try as I might, I'm going to end up watching Hana Kimi again (TW version). ....Or ISWAK. I just ordered Kim Sam Soon on DVD, so I'll watch that when I get it. 0:) I'm STILL waiting for the subtitles for the last two eps of The Rose... We've been promised them before the 15th. Which is... two more days. Watch me holding my breath. ...That might be like watching paint dry. And then I really will have an Ella marathon. Let's have an Ella icon to go with that. A super adorable Ella icon. I saw pics with Ella looking like she weighs five pounds. D: Skinny-mini-Ella is not quite... Ella. ...And Jiro palling around with Danson is going to have me off my axis here.

Oh, and Erin... Blacklight miming. :D I know, I know. Also, uploading the baum kuchen photos ASAP. ...I hope.

And that's about as much inane and varied as I can be tonight.
coley_merrin: (Ichiro)
Another work week finished, another fun, fun weekend stretched out ahead of me. If by fun I mean "absolutely boring." I don't know why I spend more than a minute of my Monday wishing for Friday night, because I get to Friday night knowing I'm going to sit in my room, for two days, and do nothing. Except tonight I might take a bath so I can sulk appropriately while lavishing myself in expensive bath products that smell like heaven, while sipping sparkling cider and hearing Josh Groban croon at me. Tonight I'll do that closer to bedtime, cause Wednesday's bath just about knocked me down and out.

The one current drama I was watching is Slow as Dirt in regards to subbing, and I'm downloading another. I could rewatch Reaching for the Stars... I'll have to think about it. I haven't watched any anime in weeks. Gracious I'm lazy. I don't even know what's out and good this season... Except that I have less than zero interest in RomeoxJuliet. I'm not above taking suggestions. Elsewise I'm watching Ducktales, and scattering in some Darkwing. And reading 375 million books. (see below)

I was just telling someone the other day that it doesn't bother me chained to the house and never seeing a soul that I'd like to see (when going to the library to chat with the librarians makes your day, I'd think that the state of existence is a little less exciting than some, and I've gone two days in a row)... of course talking about it then made me think about it. I used to sulk about it at school, because there were actually people there that I could see, that could come, so sulking at least made some piddly amount of sense. Here, I can sulk till the day ends but it's not going to help.

...The fact that the Mariners are battling back against the Yankees does make the whole situation look brighter.

And tomorrow's Derby day! With any luck it'll be a good day. I can cry at "My Old Kentucky Home" though I have no connection to Kentucky beyond, you know, horses, and being a sap, and watching a few minutes of gorgeous muscle run their with their hearts. Yep. And given it's the first post-Barbaro Derby, or big race in general on tv, I'm sure there will be a tribute or something that will make me sob. Or even when they do the little stories on the other horses, I sit there and weep. SAP. BIG SAP.

...I love the Mariners. No trouble with the sticks tonight. *coos at baseball and hopes they don't make me regret it*
coley_merrin: (Baseball hands)
I am weak.

I watched the extras on ep 8 of Hana Kimi (which is weeks old, and I've seen it before, just not subbed), and... Ella starts crying. Me: *bursts into tears with her* Not even the ep itself, but the extras! And I know if I pulled it up right now? I'd start crying all over again. Why?

Primed me for watching HYD2 ep 8 (days late, but that's what working over Saturday night/Sunday does to you) to which I, again, turn on the faucets for.

And then I bought things. Because everyone needs a Pocket Muse, and a "best things in life" calendar, and Ever After.

No one should let me shop while I'm hormonal.

And then I ate a Cadbury creme egg, and consulted with the brain that even if I don't have someone to teach me my job, someone will help so please do cease having nightmares about waking up and fearing that "OMG, it's all on me now." Because nothing has happened, and everything will work out. (Otherwise the job is fine, great, spectacular, tiring, satisfying, and definitely not yet boring. Even if I did spend no less than an hour today trying 300,000 different things to make my Word table of contents do what I wanted. Feh. Word. Finally got it to work, but. Feh. Word.)

I'm going to sit through a three hour workshop on poetry. Because my favorite community college teacher is teaching it. ...Seriously. (and it's like 10 minutes away) I may come home with a lot of bad poetry, but at least I'll get out of the house. Two of my favorite poems I may have shown before: The Redwoods, Shiloh, A Requiem

Also. Spring training. Seasonal allergies. Baseball. Can't have one without the other, and... hurrah! Time to break out the icons.
coley_merrin: (Hana-Kimi - MV Happy Smile)
Hana Yori Dango 2 Ep 4 reactions )
Next time I'll have to talk about "The Rose" in my "Dramas fill my life with joy and pain." update because apparently there is nothing like watching a boy not be able to decide whether he wants to keep you to himself or call you ugly.

11th episode of Hana Kimi airs tomorrow. It'll be days till there is a translation, but... omg, yay. XD But including tomorrow, that means there are only five more episodes. D: I watched episodes 5-9 in about two days, and... What am I going to do without my Rui Xi and Quan? I'll probably be done with "The Rose" so there won't even be me angsting for Bai He and Jin. (if 23-26 ever get subbed... I can at least get the gist of Japanese, but they might as well be a silent movie in Chinese) Which means I need to go watch more of "The Rose" before I get suckered into Phase 10. *toddles off*

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