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Has this become a yearly update? I tend to journal more in my personal diary more these days. Plus, I'm all over social media. I recently updated my profile if that's of any interest to you. If not, prepare to be spammed. I've got most everything I do these days cross-posting to Twitter, from my various articles to my Polyvore boards. So in light of that I'll be making sure those end up here. I don't ever cross-post my entries to my social media, so that's a relief there at least. I'm sure that you won't ever hear from me much if I don't do it this way. Such is life.

Life as we know it
Speaking of life, it's rather weird right now. I've been doing a lot of writing. Some Harry Potter fan fiction, but mostly my own things. My dreams are, and always have been, very weird. So I'm putting some of them in either book or script format. I'm afraid with my migraines as they are I'm rather home bound at the moment. So I do what I can. I also freelance writing, social media managing, and graphic design for various outfits. I keep busy when I can.

The wonderful world of fangirling
Fandom is an ever evolving thing for me. I'll always love my first true blood fandom, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I no longer follow it in any way. I'm still in love with Harry Potter to some degree (if by degree you count obsessively reading fan fiction), and I've even involved my mother in that (whoa nelly!). I don't have cable TV anymore either, and as many do these days I've only got my trusty Netflix. I tend to watch British mysteries these days more than anything (Inspector Lewis, Rosemary & Thyme, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, etc.), and documentaries more than anything. I'm still always up for a weatherpocalypse, ghost haunting, murder mystery, or action thriller (anything with an abnormally high body count and awesome fight scenes).

Retiring and other life events
My mother is retiring soon. I've been helping her renovate her condo to prepare for sale. She's wanting to pack up and move to parts unknown when that happens this summer, though likely won't actually move to another state for another year. She's been carefully examining every state for retiree tax benefits, crime rates, weather, cost of living, and etc to pick the very best state. So far she's got her eye on either northern Nevada or southern Wyoming. I'm sure my sister would have loved it if we moved southeast to be closer to her, but Mom seems to have an aversion to all things racist and Bible Belt. We've taken a look in and around close to her state, but can't seem to find anything that doesn't just make her skin crawl with the idea of sharing breathing space with them. I don't think my Mom ever really did grow out of the 60s, but that's entirely a good thing I think. She was ahead of her time in terms of treating people fairly and equally. Gotta love her.

And so it goes

That's all for now. I'm sure I'll keep far more updated than I have in the past if for no other reason than I've got a new laptop to play with and plenty of free time. Catch up with me on social media if you're out there. I'd love to hear from you all (at least the ones I don't already talk to).
saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))


I find it absolutely interesting that when we change with the times, we so quickly forget the past. Of course recently it has been something for less serious for me; take my new phone for example. I found I had to get something off of my old phone and then I went back to try to use it and I had completely forgotten how to work the controls.

 

Bear in mind my new phone has touch controls. I kept trying to tap the screen of my old phone, cursing all the while . "What are you doing?" my mother asked me with laughter in her voice. It was about that point that I realized exactly what I was doing wrong.

 

Doh!

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saifai: (TH - Secret Look Twins (unknown))

I got a new phone. Its a Droid razor. I had have a blackberry but I pulled the charging port out. not much else going on except for catching up with my gardening. I've actually got about 2 years worth of overgrown weeds to get out of my garden.  that's about it for now tomorrow I'm heading out to do a training seminar until learn how to use my new phone will see how that goes.

 

I hope all is well with you guys.

 

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saifai: (whirlpool_drapinch (neopet.com))


   


Mobile Slash Center
There's a new toy out called the Amazon Kindle.  Dood.  I so want one.  Just think of all fics you could load on this thing!



They say that you can put 200 books or whatever on it.  You can also email word documents and photo files to it.  *smiles an evil grin and rubs hands in glee*

Nano: Imminent Failure
In other news, I'm not going to meet my goal for the Nano.  On the bright side, I've got a decent story fleshed out.  I'll be continuing on with it after November.

Turkey Day Food Adventures
Thanksgiving with my Mom was a quiet affair.  It was just the two of us.  We had all the fixings, just in smaller amounts.  We made Turkey/Chicken Gumbo Yaya (turkey broth with chicken bits so we could save the turkey for sandwiches) and plenty of sandwiches.  Speaking of which, I had my first hot turkey sandwich ever (open faced sandwich, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy).

I made the Brandy Pecan Pie again.  It's become a favorite.  Last year when I made it there was too much booze in it.  I didn't cut down on the Brandy, but I did use half the amount of Bourbon Vanilla in it.  Probably could have done without using the Bourbon Vanilla all together, but it's all I had.  I'll have to post a recipe for it soon.  It was really good, and super easy to make.  Came out nice and chewy rather than the hard and crispy versions I'm used to having.

Wheeeeee!
I need to catch up with everyone here.  Have been AWOL for a month or so.  I've got a ton of recipes and fic recs to share.  Hopefully I can get those up in the next week or so. 

Hope everyone had good holidays.  *hugs all around*
saifai: (whirlpool_drapinch (neopet.com))


   


Mobile Slash Center
There's a new toy out called the Amazon Kindle.  Dood.  I so want one.  Just think of all fics you could load on this thing!



They say that you can put 200 books or whatever on it.  You can also email word documents and photo files to it.  *smiles an evil grin and rubs hands in glee*

Nano: Imminent Failure
In other news, I'm not going to meet my goal for the Nano.  On the bright side, I've got a decent story fleshed out.  I'll be continuing on with it after November.

Turkey Day Food Adventures
Thanksgiving with my Mom was a quiet affair.  It was just the two of us.  We had all the fixings, just in smaller amounts.  We made Turkey/Chicken Gumbo Yaya (turkey broth with chicken bits so we could save the turkey for sandwiches) and plenty of sandwiches.  Speaking of which, I had my first hot turkey sandwich ever (open faced sandwich, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy).

I made the Brandy Pecan Pie again.  It's become a favorite.  Last year when I made it there was too much booze in it.  I didn't cut down on the Brandy, but I did use half the amount of Bourbon Vanilla in it.  Probably could have done without using the Bourbon Vanilla all together, but it's all I had.  I'll have to post a recipe for it soon.  It was really good, and super easy to make.  Came out nice and chewy rather than the hard and crispy versions I'm used to having.

Wheeeeee!
I need to catch up with everyone here.  Have been AWOL for a month or so.  I've got a ton of recipes and fic recs to share.  Hopefully I can get those up in the next week or so. 

Hope everyone had good holidays.  *hugs all around*
saifai: (Simon Squee (shopgirl2004))
*flys around the room hugging everyone*

I've been without internet for two weeks now.  Not because my connection was down, but because I was without keyboard.

See, I kind of sort of might have dumped an entire glass of water on my keyboard tray and it kind of sort of in a way but not really shorted it out.  *smiles sheepishly*

So, new keyboard was ordered and the wait was on.  It's been an interesting wait.  I never realized just how dependent on the damn thing I was until I lost it.  I couldn't even manage to use my Photoshop right because I'm so dependent on my shortcut keys.

And the LJ comments!  It's one thing to be a lurker.  It's quite another to read something fantastic you just HAVE to say something about.  Only to find out that you CAN'T because you have NO KEYBOARD!!!

It's damn hard using a new keyboard, you know that?  I feel like I'm taking a test with Principal Snyder hovering over my shoulder taking note of my every move.  I keep making mistakes.  *flails*

a;sdifhj9p8234 8t5nagsd;jky  p98q4hefklasdn vcsxcvhj9s8padhftaw;ekljfsdkj!!!!!

*bouncebouncebounce*

P.S. I hate the latest rendition of Semagic.  Where's my damn friend's list menu?

P.S.S. Found it. Doh!
saifai: (Simon Squee (shopgirl2004))
*flys around the room hugging everyone*

I've been without internet for two weeks now.  Not because my connection was down, but because I was without keyboard.

See, I kind of sort of might have dumped an entire glass of water on my keyboard tray and it kind of sort of in a way but not really shorted it out.  *smiles sheepishly*

So, new keyboard was ordered and the wait was on.  It's been an interesting wait.  I never realized just how dependent on the damn thing I was until I lost it.  I couldn't even manage to use my Photoshop right because I'm so dependent on my shortcut keys.

And the LJ comments!  It's one thing to be a lurker.  It's quite another to read something fantastic you just HAVE to say something about.  Only to find out that you CAN'T because you have NO KEYBOARD!!!

It's damn hard using a new keyboard, you know that?  I feel like I'm taking a test with Principal Snyder hovering over my shoulder taking note of my every move.  I keep making mistakes.  *flails*

a;sdifhj9p8234 8t5nagsd;jky  p98q4hefklasdn vcsxcvhj9s8padhftaw;ekljfsdkj!!!!!

*bouncebouncebounce*

P.S. I hate the latest rendition of Semagic.  Where's my damn friend's list menu?

P.S.S. Found it. Doh!

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