I am back from my vacation! Woohoo!! It was awesome and wonderful and repeat that like a hundred times!!

Details to follow. Probably tomorrow or Monday...will be waiting on pictures from [livejournal.com profile] kaylashay81.
Lunch and a rainy stroll of a few DC blocks with Jrabbit was awesome. He's got a rather nifty British accent (go figure, him being British and all)! It is so awesome to meet and hang out with internet folk.

Early tomorrow morning I am off to Georgia to visit with L - one of high school friends. We're going to climb Stone Mountain after I fly into Atlanta, go white water rafting on Tuesday, and Wednesday before I fly out, I'll get a tour of the town she lives in now.

And then Wednesday evening I will be flying into Florida to hang out with the wickedly awesome [livejournal.com profile] kaylashay81 and [livejournal.com profile] avamclean!! *bounces*

I shall return to Maryland on Saturday evening.

It's a little nerve-wracking to leave right now, especially since F just got her lung transplant. But reports from her mom indicate she is doing well, off the ventilator and breathing on her own with her new, healthy lungs. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed the whole time!

Vacation - vacation! *bounces*
It is so miserable outside!

Still no word on F, but since I haven't heard anything from her and they weren't at their house this morning when I stopped by to check on the pets I am going to assume the transplant was a go and now we wait.

Well, off to DC to meet up with Jrabbit! Wish it wasn't raining...
Seriously, where has 2009 gone? It's October 1st! Freaking crazy.

So today was my 'Friday' woohoo - had dinner with one of my best friends to celebrate my birthday a little late, did a little shopping though I'm really not pleased at all with all the freaking frilliness and ruffles that seem to be ruining all the shirt styles this year, and the best part was I made it home to watch Supernatural! Woot!!

Going to the beach tomorrow for a softball tournament. Here's hoping we can pull it together and kick some ass! I'd much rather kick ass than get my ass kicked - as I'm sure most would agree.

Still can't believe it's October.
So, despite my pledge to myself to post each and every day of September - that plan was ultimately foiled by the lack of internet at the house where I'm dogsitting... :(

Does it count that I've wished for the internet? That I've thought often of LJ...and even longed to post random facts?

Well, at least today I've found the internet.

Looking forward to tonight! Girls night! Woohoo!! I think everyone is arriving around 5. I say think because no one has bothered to confirm anything - I hate that!

Now, back to work!

I'll attempt to make another post tomorrow afternoon, if not definitely Monday. Yay for a loooooooooong weekend.

So, for the last month I've pretty much fallen off the face of the LJ-Earth. It sucks. I hated it. But I'm going to try to make a better effort not to do it again.

So it wasn't until I started my new job that I realized just how much time I actually spent online with Yahoo and LJ while I was at my old one. Man I miss Yahoo and LJ.

The new job is going though it is really meh. It is not the career that I will have for the rest of my life. But for right now it is what it is - it pays my bills. When I find something else I'm leaving. The end.

I've been out to dinner with my old boss, Robin, once already. We've been shooting each other emails, chatting on the phone, and I'm going to meet her on Wednesday evening to have dinner. It saddens us both that I left and that it was honestly the right choice, given the economy and the state of the boating industry. If things pick up then she's going to hire me back, no doubt.

I got done the last bits of my writing obligations for 2008 - woot!

I wrote an angsty Dean/Sam piece for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas located here.

I wrote a Christian Kane/Jared Padalecki piece for [livejournal.com profile] xmas_kinkathon located here.

Phew! Never will I be signing up for that much stuff all in a short amount of time. Silly, silly me.

Let's see what else...

Oh, so I may as well list what I've already signed up for in 2009. Get them out of the way early and hopefully be done with them.

[livejournal.com profile] picfor1000 fic based on this picture It has to be 1000 words exactly and is due by Feb. 28, 2009. Plenty of time!

I am going to finish a [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic this year, and it is going to be my long overdue Sweet Charity fic for the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] amara_m. 20,000 words. Rough draft due May 1st. *gulp* But yay for that much RPS!

I need to write a BtVS/The Fast and the Furious crossover piece for [livejournal.com profile] satyrnfive.

I'm behind on birthday fic so I will attempt that when I can.

I'd like to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang which is only 15,000 words. However, I'm not sure I can get it done. And I'm not really a fan of the "checkpoints" that are set up. Perhaps I just need to email [livejournal.com profile] chosenfire28 and find out if that is really necessary. I understand it in theory, but I never well with deadlines. Bad me.

In other exciting news, the other morning my wonderfully fabulous [livejournal.com profile] avamclean made us these kick ass icons. I heart her like whoa!!

Icon 1 Icon 2 Icon 3 Icon 4

Just another fine example of why I love her so.

I'm sure there are other things I should be rambling about that happened over the last month, but alas I can't remember.

*huggles flist* I have missed you all!

Toodles :)

Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:51 pm
I'm headed out for a softball filled weekend at the beach.

I will have no internet...the hotel has wi-fi but I don't want to take my laptop and lose it...

And Sweet Charity ends on Saturday evening. Hopefully I bid high enough to actually win a few people. It sucks going away from the internet while there is crazy bidding going on.

Back on Sunday!
So, while at work this morning, I heard about THIS

The best part of this...I was there, on the boardwalk, Friday night and mentioned to my friends that the starfish looked more like a penis and not so much like a starfish. And that the whole stuffed friends/kids hugging thing was kinda weird and freaky.

Now, I have no idea whether the guy really did it or not, but seriously? Wow. There were some girls on the boardwalk that night that definitely weren't dressed for their age. I saw more mid-teen boobs and ass than I really needed to, for like ever!
I'm back from vacation! I will make sure to make a bigger post about it later this evening, but I'm home!!


And phew - I have a lot of catching up to do on LJ!!
So I will be leaving tomorrow, in the wee, very dark hours of the morning to head down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a nationals tournament for the girls' fastpitch team that I coach.

I'm looking forward to a few days of relaxing and then getting serious with softball - hopefully some butt kickin', the other teams' not ours!!

I fly back into BWI on Friday evening to attend a wedding on Saturday morning. Hopefully our girls will make it to the championship round on Saturday and they can text me with 'we kicked butt don't you wish you were here' comments. I can hope.

I've decided after an emotionally trying season this year, and the one last year, that I'm not going to coach the girls' team next year. I don't get to see my friends. I don't get to have a life on weekends during the summer or even during the winter (due to practices). And I miss my life. It may sound selfish, but I think I'm allowed to do that every now and again, right? There may be a whole 'nother ranting post about this. But I think I want to end on as much of a positive note as possible with the team, and leave all the negative behind in the past.

On a much more positive and exciting note, the weekend of the 15th - 18th I'm going to go down to the ocean with four of my girlfriends for a girls weekend before Candice leaves for Uganda (to volunteer her time with the AIDS organization there).
Oh my god. This is one of those days where I wish it was done, over and just fucking done!

Seriously. Normally I would be thrilled that my office phone is ringing off the hook. That would indicate that we have business coming in, boat loans are getting closed, and I'm making money.

But right now I have stupid phone calls that are coming in. I shouldn't have to give a dealer a rate four times for the same deal in a 24 hour time period. I have stupid emails where people just won't listen to me. If I say that I don't have a file I'm not suddenly lying just to mess with you. It means that I went through the files and couldn't find the file. It means that I looked through my electronic files and found a partial file but no, the answers that you think are there are in fact not.


Please, please can it be 5 p.m. already??
I've been thinking about a subject line for the past few minutes but have been unable to come up with one that is suitable. Therefore, you will all just have to deal with the craptastic one I came up with.

I was very MIA this weekend. It was kinda weird to not pick up the laptop and jump online. Mostly because I couldn't find the laptop - as it was buried under a mountain of stuff. I emptied out my entire bedroom in the living room so that I could repaint the room, clean the carpets, etc. Yeah, that was a hell of a project. I have way, way, way too much stuff. I need to do some serious thinking on what is important and what can actually fit back in my tiny bedroom.

I was a little worried about coming online this morning (I took Monday off woohoo) and finding out how the Dallas Convention went. There were some crazy, nasty rumors being thrown around about Jared and Sandy and how they broke up. So apparently at least some tiny part of the rumors are true - see the post here: Jared and Sandy Breakup It really saddens me that Jared had to stand up in front of all those fans (and the whole internet really) and tell us that he and Sandy had broken up. It bothers me so very much that he was put into that situation. And that there were nasty rumors racing around the internet. I don't know what happened between them, I will never know and I'm quite okay with that, but the rumor spreading is just killing me!!

Although on a crazy happy Jensen/Jared/bestestcostarsever! note - apparently Jensen's family was at the Con to visit Jared: Jensen's Fam Rocks! I mean, that is just awesome. I have no words for how awesome that is.

Back to my room - my Mom just called and my bed was delivered! Yay! I have a new shiny queen to sleep in. I'm sure my cat will snuggle as close as possible to me rather than spreading out on his own corner, but I can deal. Anything, at this point, beats sleeping on the couch. Also, my dog went ape-shit crazy when the delivery guys came in. She tried to tear her crate apart to get out and get to the delivery men. And then once they left, she went into my room and started sniffing around. Every time she found a spot that one of the two delivery guys had touched she barked - crazy barked. Very, very odd. He must have smelled hella weird. Poor puppy - I don't like her to get that stressed.

Back to work...
Good fucking God people today sucks!

And surprisingly this has abso-fucking-lutely nothing to do with Valentine's Day!!

Seriously, there are too many of our boat dealers in the Washington DC boat show. And the banks have absolutely no idea what they are doing with rates and how long the discounted rates will be good for. And to top it off there are finance companies in the show that are advertising rates that are completely not obtainable for 99.9% of people, but people see the 5.5% rate and expect to get it no matter what they are purchasing, with no money down, and no matter how shitty their credit is.

Good lord, sorry for the rant. My boss is tense. I'm tense because of her. And my desk is a fucking mess.

Is it 5 p.m. yet? *whines and begs*

Oh, and there is a new, truly awesome looking Supernatural on tonight and unless I break the speed limits and sound barriers, I am not going to make it home, from the softball hitting clinics, by 9 p.m. And honestly, I think if I miss the first five minutes of this episode I'm going to be lost throughout. So, I'll have to wait until 10 to watch it. So I'll be avoiding spoilers and squees like the plague.
For Christmas, my bestfriend Sara had this brilliant idea to get me a huge Christmas gift that would require the help of my other bestfriends Candice and Fallon, and Fallon's Mom (which is my second mother).

So, yesterday it was revealed that I will be receiving an oil reproduction of this:
The Fall of Phaeton.

I am so thrilled I just can't even tell you. I love this painting! For my one Art History in college we had to go the National Gallery of Art in DC and pick out a piece to do a report on. This one immediately grabbed my attention and I was hooked. And now I get a reproduction of it!

So, [livejournal.com profile] satyrnfive, who is made of wwwwwwwwwwwwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn like whoa, send me my Christmas Prezzie.

Sorry for the picture (and potentially messing up everyone's formatting) but weeeeee!!!!!!!

Christmas Prezzie of Awesome 5

I mean, I can't even tell you. That is my favoritist (yes that's a word cause I said so) picture of David and Eliza together. And oh my god it is David and Eliza and autographed. And weeeeeee!!!!

*hugs on [livejournal.com profile] satyrnfive like whoa!!!!!!* I love you secret-boyfriend of mine :)


Oct. 28th, 2007 12:13 am
Oh happy, happy day!!

I got my Halloween ficathon entry finished for [livejournal.com profile] spookathon! Yay. It was late (due Wednesday) but late is better than never, especially cause they aren't going to be posted until tomorrow anyway. And [livejournal.com profile] kaylashay81 took a look over it and decided it was yummy, hot, and worthy of posting. Thanks again hon, I just love your quick beta-ing!!

And the best part of today...

I AM CAUGHT UP ON SUPERNATURAL!!!!! Yes, I was a huge slacker and hadn't watched any of the third season. I'm not entirely a bad person though. I did tape the first two episodes and then ended up purchasing all four episodes from itunes so that I could watch them. I am caught up, I am caught up!!! *does happy dance of joy*

And yeah - wow. Just wow about the new season. I know all the spoilers (through 3x04) now. I can read fic with those spoiler warnings. I can read porn with those warnings. I can read wincest with those warnings. Yeah, I'm excited. And now I can write fics with porn and winest with those warnings!!

I'm a dork, sorry.

In other news, I finally broke down and told Sara (my real life bestfriend) about my supersecret double life as a daddy!cest, wincest, porn writer. She took it well. But she hasn't actually read any of my stories yet...so we'll see. Yeah, my friends know I write. They've even managed to read a thing or two of mine (from years ago) but I don't really share my writing with the real world. I get mad love on the internet, I'm just a little scared my friends will suddenly defriend me when I announce I love writing and read gay porn! *wink*

I've been uploading music to my itunes like mad. I had some issues with my two brand new Toshibas that I got to replace the broken Dell. However, Dell fixed my broken laptop and it is brand-spanking new-like and working. And I returned the fucked-up, retarded Toshibas with Vista back to Best Buy. Just say no to Vista.

Let's see, I'm feeling kinda random and crazy tonight. I am going shopping with my mother tomorrow. So, if I am found with slit wrists and dying in a puddle of my own blood, it is probably safe to assume the shopping experience was not a success. We've been getting along for the last few days, which means by typing this I've probably just jinxed myself. Drat...

But I'm just seriously excited about the whole watching of Supernatural. It was great to sit down and watch four episodes in a row too. No commercials, no waiting for next week, but I do suppose it did suck to not have watched the last four weeks. Always a dilemma.

I need to write more fic. I am behind, seriously behind, and it kinda bothers me when my muse plays the fickle bitch.
Okay, so I found what appears to be a really great deal on a new laptop.

I've ordered a Toshiba from Best Buy and it should arrive, at some point this coming week (I hope), at my office. Yay for new computer - boo, hiss, boo for my old one breaking.

:) Many thanks to Lauren (though she will probably never read this to realize I'm thanking her) for helping me through my crisis of not having a computer and getting this new one purchased.

Shiny new computer - and it's blue - yay!!
I'm going to put this behind a cut just because I'm going to be tossing out links and a pretty much full on rant - or half a rant - whatever my brain can muster this early.

Rant )

And here endth the rant.

I hope that you guys are all having a great Tuesday.

On a different note, I'm driving to work this morning and got goosebumps.

There is an overpass right before the Bay Bridge and right now there's a fire truck sitting in the middle of it. And it's got the ladder and bucket up high in the air and an American flag flying from it. Honestly, chills. It's not subtle, but it shouldn't be. It was beautiful. I'm glad they did it.
So, I normally don't post real life crap, but I decided to just go ahead and write it all out. Perhaps someone out there would be able to add some insight into the whole thing.

To recap:

I help coach a fastpitch girls softball team (the girls are 16 and under) and we travel to different states. Well at the end of July we were down in Florida for a week and I ended up staying in the house with the head coach (whom I have grown to dislike immensely) and the President of the Breeze organization and his daughter (one of our pitchers).

The week itself was awesome. The girls did amazing - they came in 7th out of 42 teams, in a National tournament no less - so amazing. And even more awesome was that I got to meet [livejournal.com profile] avamclean. Even though I was a horrible host and made her come find me in the dark at some remote softball complex - she did, and for that she is made of awesome.

But back to the whole issue at hand. Jeff (the President of the Breeze and one of the parents) and I ended up spending a lot of time together - since we were living together. And while he isn't that bad a guy - he is married (unhappily), with four kids, and a life. So when we came back to Maryland - and the land of normal - he continued to stay in touch.

We've gone out to lunch during the week - as friends. And last week we ended up going to get coffee this past Sunday evening - at a Dennys, again a public place and as friends. But when I get back from dinner he sends me a text message to let me know that 'he doesn't tell people that we go out' and 'if anyone asks to tell they we're working on Breeze stuff'.

Okay - that sent off warning bells. And suddenly I had this whole - 'I'm a naive, dumb 25 year old that's accidentally stumbling into an affair with a married man' freakout. Yeah, weird, right?

The following night (Monday night) he and his wife are driving back from somewhere with two of his kids in the car. Apparently they get into an argument and Jeff tells his wife to pull over and he'll out because he is the cause of all her problems. Well she then proceeds to dump him out of the car and he ends up at a bar like twenty/thirty minutes from home. And, of course, rather than letting his oldest daughter come pick him up, he calls me. And me, being the nice - stupidly nice - soul that I am, tell him of course I'd come get him and drive an hour out of my way - sure.

So Tuesday I get flowers delivered to my work. With a note thanking me for picking him up and for putting up with him. Apparently he also sent flowers to his wife, saying he was sorry, and she threw them away. *snicker*.

I'm just thrown by the whole situation. It is awkward and starting to make me uncomfortable, but I'm not sure what - if anything - to do.

The flowers did go to a good cause though. Yesterday was my Mom's 56th birthday, so I recycled the flowers. She'll never be any the wiser.

I hate being an adult and getting into adult situations...




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