coley_merrin: (Mac)
Oh, work. What's up with the interrogative attitude today?! It's not like I deleted something! Holy good gracious. Protective, much. Also, please don't insult my intelligence.. That isn't going to take me a day and a half. It took an hour. And that's because I was eating breakfast and watching "Maternity Ward" while doing it. But, I do appreciate that you wanted to accommodate my packed load. /end sarcasm

...Watching "Maternity Ward" and "Birth Day," I sit and wonder why in the world people do this. And then I tear up a few minutes later. lol _-_

...Mmmm. Well, now that I have now twice let my laptop slide off the couch and onto the floor (once it slid nicely onto a shelf with the work laptop on it, about seven inches down, and this time it dropped about... oh... a foot and a half and bounced onto the soft carrying bag. Argh.) The silicone grippers are now solidly on because my heart cannot take this any more. I heard a thud and whipped around and was like, wtf, you moron, how did that happen again?! I had been having vivid dreams about trying to stop it from falling, waking up with my blanket clutched in my hand, and then let it actually happen twice in a week. Forget my arms, my laptop will sue for malpractice. Sigh. Oh well. It is solid now and still pumping out Super Girl like no tomorrow.

I never claimed to be a genius for a reason, let me tell you.

...Also, it's very startling to hear something fall somewhere in the house when you know you're alone. Then I investigate and... don't see anything that's fallen. Okay then. Psycho house.

I give

Sep. 28th, 2009 09:57 am
coley_merrin: (Jon - think)
First person to offer to feed and house me in return for fic, insomuch that it gets me out of this project, we have a winner.

I'm going to take stock of this work project at noon, but I thiiiink, getting it done on time is more like a very nice dream at this point. One person =/= enough.

/end work drama

I'm finishing my volcano program from the wee hours of the morning. Mt. St. Helens! So pretty before it blew. :( That's really all I knew of volcanoes growing up... The big kaboom. Trips to St. Helens, seeing the cars and houses that had been buried... Seeing the gigantic fuzzy Sasquatch that scared me into tiny little pieces. (Not the Sasquatch so much as the thought that it could fall on me. Poor Grandma, trying to drag me close for pictures.) Mm, let's hope that the rest of the Cascades hold it together.

I'm done with breakfast. Back to work. ;_;
coley_merrin: (Ichiro)
What a week.

So, can has job. \o/ Then can has vacation, which is more exciting.

But, that also means I am cramming Mandarin into my head with only moderate success. I am learning numbers. I've got 1-99 down with making frowny faces at my remembering skills. Next lesson, to 9,999 and beyond~ I can imagine, the first time someone asks me for ___ amount of money verbally, that I will look at them like, ?_? because even in Japan, I was buying postcards the first day, and got asked for 400 yen... yon hyaku, not exactly the most complicated thing, and I still gave her too much. Haha. So yes. Listening comprehension, go.

...Of course, if we are truthful, the most important phrase at this point is "Gimme my concert tickets, please."

...Really glad I decided to next-day that package, since it wouldn't have gotten there till Tuesday otherwise.

Now that I'm 98% complete with the land of girls, almost fully back into boys, huzzah. The KyuMi baseball AU burgeoned from 8k to 11k in...the last day. Which is exciting, though I think the HenHae will get some love at some point. >.> It's so hard for me to keep focused with the 313924036412390 fics that I have started. (or, you know, 9)

"I hate myself and want to die" doesn't quite cover that. "I find myself questionable and need six more hands" is a little more accurate.

I had to go find the translation of "7 Years' Love" on some random site and.... Hmmmm. Hmmm. Hmmm.

*icon in honor of Ichiro being ejected from a game for the first time in his career. I... Probably should not laugh as hard as I did.
coley_merrin: (Be Reasonable - Do it my way)
Also, if you haven't asked a question here in my question post then go do so. *pimp* What color my walls are, or about the sparkly pants or... I dunno. XD

Why. Why work? Why leave me be for this long and throw this monster of a project at me? Sobbing for the rest of the night. I'm going to be wangsting about this the entire weekend.

...long weekend. *bliss*

Also why, genderswitch, why? Why are you 12.5k with no end in sight? (WHY?) Why must KyuMi always turn into something epic against or even with my will?

Have finished editing chapter four of the SiHan though... Now to finish up on chapter seven. _-_
coley_merrin: (Purity - horses)
Omgggggg. _-_ Phase one of work is almost over. I'm getting paid. I'm done, done, DONE, with short-cutting, possible for the rest of my life. XD If they tell me tomorrow that oh wow, I guess you really didn't have to do that, I will go hunt them down and whack them with a nerf bat. Just saying. That ended up being 270 links. ....No. Just no. Right now I have a very small amount left to do, and then I get to wait for them to catch up with me. Also, did I mention the "paid" part? Oh yes.

...I hate when the phone rings at 6:45 I'm immediately like, bolting up, "AH, gotta get up!" and then... No, it's not a phone call for me. And I don't have to be awake for another hour and a half. Sob.

I have disowned KiHae for five minutes for the following reason:

SiHan is still about 11.5k, and HenHae is now 14k, and I got another totally unrelated idea (Donghae >( ) which I think is just cruel and unusual on the part of my muse. ...With that now, I count 8 started/in progress/hiatusing fics in my doc file. *squints* Am I missing one? ...9 if you count the one I haven't started. _-_

Despite the HenHae being longer, it'll totally lose that race, cause my Plotty Plot-o-meter is permanently stuck in slow-mo. Also, my archive looks about 478% better. It is a zone of permanent construction when my hand is in it. _-_ (I can't be bothered with HTML, um, see work) Thank you, Kei~~~

I am totally feeling this getting paid thing...
coley_merrin: (Mac)
Today was a good day at work... I am very pleased. <3 People who should be talking to me, are, and that's so exciting. I'm not sitting here like a big question mark. Here's hoping for a good day tomorrow as well.

Baked bread from the dough from last night, and it was good~

I discovered why I hadn't been on MSN since the end of the earth, and fixed that. ...Adium, I love you.

I need to make a picture post. _-_

I finished watching all six episodes of SyFy's new show "Warehouse 13" since... last night. It's a good watch... The female lead is believable in her role, more so than some federal agent women are. It will entertain me now and again, anyway. :) Never watched a show that featured secret service type agents. *_*

...Which reminds me I need to catch up on Supernatural, though I'll probably wait till the dvds come out in a couple weeks.

SiHan animal!verse is now 11.5k, and chapter two is done at 3,300 words. Chapter three is about 2/3 done at 2,200. I'll probably start posting when I figure out how many chapters it'll be. I'd guess five or six, right now, unless I get some brain wave I don't see coming. XD;;

..........and that's all she wrote
coley_merrin: (Historian - remain calm)
Work will drive me crazy. :D We will not focus on that. But did finally have the chance to be productive for the first time in a few days, which was nice.

Not a lot of writing over the weekend. :\ But did get a chance to expand on a few stories, and more over the past couple days. I keep posting things, and feeling like I'm posting way too often, but the bank of screaming stories waiting to be finished never seems to drop in number. Should I be concerned by that? Disenchanted? I need a magic wand. XD; But any progress is progress. Progress is good. <3

I am slooooooooooooooooowly attempting to push myself out of my nest. As in. Make a comment, reply to a thread, something... Something more than once a year. I feel it should not be this hard to do this. I have absolutely no desire to be a social butterfly, and couldn't even if I did, hah. But somehow dragging me away from my "nooo, someone will see me D:" mentality which has melded with my bone deep gratuitous laziness can, with hope, only end well...

I just made mac and cheese from scratch. Hm. The recipe was probably fine, but I think it heated too long, because it came out a little more texture-y than one would care for. Win some, lose some. I really should have halved the recipe. XD;;;;;; Better than that cake mix out of the box that turned out... ...*shudder*
coley_merrin: (Chef in ze Kitchen)
Tomorrow is Friday. I'm so excited. x.x I had a productive meeting today. I know! Who knew they existed...

There will be spaghetti for dinner tonight... I'm proofing the last of my dough for rolls, so those are going into the oven shortly~~ What type of dough to make next? Olive oil dough? Sandwich bread?

I think one thing I would love very much to try is to make spaghetti sauce from scratch (like from tomatoes), at least once... It would absolutely be less of a chore than that French Onion soup. :| Just has to cook... I just thought of something else I wanted to try and it ran away. Oh! Pasta. Like, tortellini or something... I think that would be a neat thing. *does a little internal fistpump*

...I would also trade something quite valuable to be able to make a decent fried rice. _-_ Oh, to be a fly in the wall of my favorite restaurant... Also a better replication of that Chinese corn soup we had in Japan... My try ended up a little far from the goal. Better corn next time...

What else... Writing on the SiHan. I think that about sums up today...
coley_merrin: (Hana-Kimi - MV Happy Smile)
Work was uneventful. What can you do. It doesn't look as bad as it could've been, though! Hoping for another good day...

...Zhou Mi is the cutest thing. There may need to be an icon. And a picture on my wall. _-_ Gah. I keep sneaking a peek and going "AHHH, cute."

Also, achoo. Black pepper. x.x Good going, me.

Am really making that boston cream pie soon... Just got more cream for the homemade pudding (!). It wanted me to make it with vanilla beans, which, you know, don't really pop up on the shelves here. However, on the travels I found one, so I have to try it... I've never made anything with a real vanilla bean. XD Exciting.

Given that I just cried all over myself the other day while I was reading over what I have of the anniversary fic, it's either not quite as big a pile of stinking poo as I'd led myself to believe a week ago, or I'm a little emotional right now. I'll settle for somewhere in between. My opinion on it is like a roller coaster. Too many long slides down...

Sleep now. x.x
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. >:(

AHHH, tv!

Mar. 26th, 2008 10:42 pm
coley_merrin: (Elisa claw marks)
At noon it was sunny. Then it snowed. And then it was sunny again. Out like a lion, huh, March? It had better not be too bad freezing, cause my lilacs are juuuust getting ready to leaf out. I love my lilacs. I feel like Kakashi. Take that as we may.

Wednesdays are my "AHHH, tv!" nights. Ghost Hunters, Top Chef, America's Next Top Model, and... American Idol. Luckily they're not all on at the same time. I'm too lazy to d/l too many things.

Lessee. Um. I'm working, cause all of my sanity makers are off having a life or sleeping. I kind of need to work anyway, so that might be a good thing cause I'd be too distracted to talk, but still. It's taking me longer to do this than it should have, lol.

Next time on As the Me Turns: Picture post. And videos. I have some good ones. And some inexplicable ones. And ones that just are.
coley_merrin: (Default)
Long day it seems.

Got quite a bit of work done... trained someone, and ran all over creation it seemed. I don't know why it was more exhausting than it should've been... Probably because I tossed and turned like mad last night.

Got a little bit of writing done on one of those insidious little projects that have me, though I would spawn a second of me in a second, in my closed little writing world rereading what I wrote, feeling the suck, and becoming bitter. Woo. Hoo. What the hell though, since it's only me!

Ordered Gargoyles issue #5, and am terribly excited in my fandom of one. Seriously, the fandom is alive enough, and yet deader than the moon. It's exciting to *me* anyway, if it is to no one else. No use wasting any more moolah though. It's enough that I can have it myself.

Which goes to show you can't make anyone *want* anything, not to read anything whether you wrote it or bought it, not fandom. It's a lesson slowly, and obviously badly, learned. The point of that? None.

Haven't had any of those pity parties before, no way, no sir.

(I love Nakatsu. It is a love that was against the odds (and well, obviously I love Sano, too, but the novelty here being I love Nakatsu since I could never honestly say that 100% before. He's adorable, and funny, and the touchstone I have in the midst of "Whaaat is this?"))

Certain videos are making my old computer lag due to excess CPU usage. It's probably a codec thing, but I haven't had a lot of issues with video lagging since pummeling my old computer when it lagged in the best parts of the second ep of Gravitation. Me: Nooooooo. It's almost what, five years old? Grandpa computer. I figure if I can wait till January or so, I'll be happy. (Well, and I am avoiding Vista like the PLAGUE. OY. And no sanity could persuade me to get a Dell, which is about the only commercially made computer you can buy with XP still.) I might be psyching myself out about Vista but. *squishes classic view of XP* I like being set in my ways...

Heyyy, go King Felix! *cheers on the Mariners*
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.

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