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So I was watching this promo of NYC 22 (that we've all probably seen at least once already)  )

I have to confess, y'all, the part where Stark goes "It's drive time or overtime *busts out handcuffs* and I could use the money" left me almost totally paralyzed from the sheer volume of simultaneous dirty thoughts. I'd say that he's welcome to bust out the handcuffs and loom at me whenever he wants, but let's be real, this would probably be my reaction:

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I would be the worst criminal ever (possibly deliberately) in that universe -- and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. Just sayin'.

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""It matters if you just don't give up…" -- Stephen W. Hawking

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Cheers.

P.S. - If someone doesn't write a GK crossover AU with this, I might just cry. The potential for kink alone is FANTASTIC.
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Holy shiny metallic mother of God I'm so tired

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Le Boyfriend tells me we managed to have an entire conversation (that made zero sense) last night while I was basically half-conscious -- I don't remember any of this and am distinctly paranoid about what I might have said…

Anyway, I haven't updated recently because I've been kept so busy that I just didn't have the time or the energy. That being said, let's talk movies!

Things I've seen recently:

Chronicle (I was disappoint as a GK fangirl to see Patterson being the abusive asshole dad in this *sigh*)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (So cracktastic and insane that I refuse to acknowledge it as a Ghost Rider movie)

Things I want to see:

Safe House (Denzelllll <3)
Act of Valor (LIKE BURNING)
The Hunger Games (AGAIN, LIKE BURNING)
The Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers (Because I want to mash Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth together like Barbie dolls)

Which reminds me! Have a humorous video about Marvel movies that my coworker showed me the other day )

Meanwhile, back on topic…

Things I kind of want to see:

This Means War (I'm willing to suffer through what Reese Witherspoon considers acting if it means I get Chris Pine and Tom Hardy pulling each other's pigtails snarking at each other in the same movie)
The Secret World of Arrietty
Wanderlust


It's gonna be a good year to go to the movies, y'all.

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"Sanity is a cozy lie…" -- Susan Sontag

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Cheers.

P.S. - I'm going to be very upset if Hugo doesn't win anything at the Oscars #justsayin

P.P.S. - I made a B on my first Therapeutic Modalities/Rehab test (which I barely studied for) \o/ Not bad considering I know for a fact that the professor actively dislikes me (she's part of the university athletic training program that rejected me...twice).
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Sigh. Let me tell you, internets, the last few days have been crazy, culminating in the giant clusterfuck that was yesterday in its entirety. For starters, I've had a pretty nasty cough for the last couple of days and it finally succeeded in making my voice give out last night. I now sound like I've been smoking like a chimney for thirty years. I could go on to mention the test I had this morning, or how my normally 20-25 minute drive home from my internship took JUST OVER AN HOUR last night because of a fucking car wreck on the freeway, but then we'd be here all day. Instead, have some rambling about my internship!

My physical therapy knowledge is pastede on yay )

On a tangentially related note, it's always deeply depressing to realize that you know how to work/interact with patients better than your professor. My Obesity & Weight Management professor has been rambling on about eating pattern problems and shit (eating a ton at dinner because you didn't eat in the afternoon, blah blah blah) and she never once mentions taking peoples' differing circumstances into account. Some people (*raises hand*) just don't have time to eat in the afternoon. A good healthcare professional of any stripe should understand that everyone is different -- I don't get why this is so fucking hard for some people to understand in my line of work.

ANYWAY, I'm now over the worst of my week in terms of workload, I just have to make it through the next four hours of classes...and my afternoon shift at work. I'm only running on five hours of sleep. And I get to go to a morning staff meeting (for my tutoring job) on Saturday.

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I JUST WANT TO SIT AROUND AND WATCH MAD MEN ON NETFLIX FOR HOURS AT A TIME, IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK? IT'S LIKE THE THINGS NEVER END.

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"Change before you have to..." -- Jack Welch

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Cheers.
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THIS IS A THING THAT IS HAPPENING

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jfklersjtklrjkljtklrejlktjrl I DIE. THAT IS ALL.

Edit (I LIED ABOUT THAT BEING ALL): A quote from the page...

Sands will play “Troy Nelson, a young soldier on leave who’s a forlorn and talented musician.”

GOLLY, WHY DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? [/type-casting at its finest]

Cheers.
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(Or: "Something probably no one is geeky enough to care about but me...")

H'okay, y'all, so (as some of you might already know) my uni has me doing a semester-long senior internship at a physical therapy clinic for another university. At said internship, we have some in-house software that lets us mix/match varying exercises and print out instructions for them with pictures/videos to give to patients. Recently, I noticed we have a section for amputees! (I noticed because one of our current regulars is a below-the-knee amputee)

I clicked on the femoral/above-the-knee section and found this handy dandy list (cut for size) )

So, for anyone who's ever wanted to write Tunny going through physical therapy or just plain wanted to learn more about what he probably had to worry about, I can help! The only thing is that I only get access to this through my supervisor's account (which he gave to me in confidence), so anyone who wants some of this stuff pretty much has to go through me. I'm reasonable though, so anyone who's interested is welcome to ask and I'll see what I can do for y'all.

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"Fear is the mother of foresight..." -- Thomas Hardy

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Cheers.

P.S. - This has regular PT exercises also, so any non-Idiot fans who might be curious are welcome to talk to me about it as well :)
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Random observation of the day: I've gotten really distressingly good at pretending to be happy/normal in spite of how crappy I feel inside. Funnier still, I'm pretty good at this in spite of the fact that I'm an absolutely crap liar otherwise.

My sincerest apologies for letting so much time go by without an update. I promise I'm physically okay, I've just been putting all my energy into staying relatively functional which, in turn, doesn't leave a whole lot of drive to update this thing. Not to mention that I just haven't really had anything to report. To sum up the last week or so:

- Thanksgiving dinner with La (Extended) Famille was equal parts depressing and chock full of schadenfreude. Dad's side of the family is full of snooty (by varying degrees) rich people who have all kinds of drama going on with each other but they're too well-bred and repressed to say anything about it so much backhanded shit abounds as a result.
- Went to a local renaissance festival with La Famille and generally enjoyed the people-watching. For instance, I saw a guy in a full Star Wars storm trooper outfit who was also wearing a kilt. No joke. Plus a lot of Assassin's Creed outfits, which is probably the new fad (it was Jack Sparrow costumes in previous years).
- Spent the rest of the time doing as little as humanly possible in an attempt to recharge my batteries a bit

See what I mean? Not a whole lot to report.

In the mean time, any advice from those of y'all with similar mood disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.) would be sincerely appreciated. It's gotten bad enough a couple of times now that I've honest-to-God considered drinking again, potential negative interactions with my meds be damned. It would probably help me sleep better, if nothing else -- none of this sleep-constantly-and-still-wake-up-exhausted bullshit.

Yes, I know I should call my shrink, I'm working up to that

Aaand that's enough whining about myself. I hope things are going okay for y'all at least (I may not have posted much recently but I do make an effort to read through my flist each day anyway).

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Cheers.

P.S. - Can someone please explain Cyber Monday to me? I've heard of Black Friday about a million times over the years, but I've never heard of Cyber Monday until this year.
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Internets, y'know what's kind of awkward? When you go to a job/internship interview and find your (potential) supervisor looks exactly like Cazwell. Yeah, THAT Cazwell )

I managed not to crack up for no apparent reason, but it was a close thing.

For those who hadn't heard, I GOT THE JOB \o/

Ahem. Anyway, I watched Glee episode 3xwhatsit last night (God bless DVR) and I have some #feelingz: Opinions ahoy! )

So that's all I've got for the moment. Aside from getting ready for the usual end of semester grind, everything is pretty much copacetic IRL. Also, in randomly hilarious news, Le Boyfriend said this morning that he wants to go see Happy Feet 2 this weekend. TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS.

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"Toleration is the best religion..." -- Victor Hugo

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Cheers.
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ETA: I GOT THE INTERNSHIP, THIS FUCKING NIGHTMARE IS OVER! *glee flail*

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My internship interview (with the head of the PT department at a nearby university) is today. I can already feel the beginnings of an ulcer coming on, and the damn thing isn't for another...7 hours at least... *gulp*

In other news, have any of you ever had one of those startling moments where you realize that shit you've been learning at uni (or other forms of school) is actually sinking in more than you think? I had one of those this morning when I was watching some guy lift weights and I realized I can explain (down to a cellular/molecular level) exactly what's going on to make his muscles do that bench press. It sort of felt like that bit in The Matrix where Neo realizes he's Jesus The One.

Finally, I just thought I'd show y'all a portion of one of my tutoring appointment forms for tomorrow: Posted without comment )

Yeah.

If anyone needs me, I'll be over here boggling at the idea of 10 year olds bullying each other by calling each other sluts (TW for suicide). I know from firsthand experience that young kids can be astoundingly cruel, but this just goes beyond the pale :\ Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people?

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"Every exit is an entry somewhere else..." -- Tom Stoppard

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Cheers.
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Oof. Internets, for those who don't know, pretending to be a responsible adult fucking sucks. Between the moving and my job (which I'll talk about in a minute) and preparing to deal with having my first pet that I'm in charge of and just...university shit in general? I'm dying. Dying.

For one thing, remember that car wreck I mentioned that Le Boyfriend and I were in a few days ago? Well, the people involved finally filed their insurance claim, except in this instance they claimed two people in their car were injured. Even though Le Boyfriend and La Famille asked repeatedly at the time if everyone was all right and everyone said yes.

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On account of my chosen vocation, I know how people generally move if they're hurt somehow -- these people weren't moving/acting like they were hurt. So, it essentially appears that we're being swindled, which leaves Le Boyfriend stuck dealing with the claims adjusters and shit on top of everything else that's been going on lately *facepalm*

On the bright side, my first day of tutoring work (yesterday) went by without much excitement, and I even managed to make it through my shift without weeping for the slow death of the English language, not even once. The only hitch was that it felt pretty fucking weird to tell graduate students what to do with their papers and actually have them listen to me. People with at LEAST four years on me were taking me seriously O_o

In unrelated (but similarly boggling news), I was emoting to La Famille last night about how much it sucks not to have internet -- both for obvious reasons and because I really do need it for school -- and then I got an email this morning saying they're considering buying me a Verizon mobile hotspot. Basically, something I can plug into my computer and then boom, instant internet, no matter where I am.

I'm stunned, internets. I was already aware of these mobile hotspot things and I do secretly covet the shit out of them, but I wasn't even going to think of asking for one since all this moving crap is already turning out to be amazingly expensive. Please excuse me while I sit around and wait for the other proverbial shoe to drop; nothing this good ever randomly happens to me without some sort of catch.


ETA: I was right! La Famille contacted me again and said to forget about it because we discovered that there's a mandatory obscenely expensive data plan that comes with said mobile wi-fi. As in 2 years minimum at $50 a month, no matter how much (or little) the thing gets used. FUCK. THAT. SHIT.

Finally, is anyone else morbidly intrigued by the upcoming Twilight movie? I've been seeing trailers for it all over creation lately and it looks so cracktastically insane that I just might have to look into watching it (with a free movie ticket or something, because it'll be a cold day in Hell before I pay to see one of those monstrosities). Maybe I'll drag Le Boyfriend into it so we can Rifftrax the shit out of it -- could be fun, right?

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"We fear the thing we want the most..." -- Robert Anthony

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Cheers.

P.S. - The air conditioning at Le (New) Flat is still broken. STILL *sob* This is Not A Good Thing when the daily highs still keep hovering around the triple digits.

P.P.S. - Anyone else who's feeling especially downtrodden by life lately is welcome to commiserate with me. After all, misery does love company!
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So Le Boyfriend and I signed up for AT&T U-verse cable and interwebs yesterday, but the sales guy said a tech won't be able to come out and install everything for another two weeks. TWO WEEKS.

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Universe, I despair of you. How am I supposed to deal with all this moving bullshit without internets to help me unwind so I don't start firing shots from the nearest clock tower?

While we were signing all the paper work and shit, a bird flew into the window and we were pretty sure it was dead -- it seemed like a fitting illustration of what the last couple of days have felt like. On the bright side, the bird eventually got up, slowly shook itself off, and flew away, so maybe that means things will start looking up soon. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, the short and the short of this whole internet thing is that I'll only be able to read emails and read/write on Twitter during a large chunk of the day (since I'll only have phone internet) and then I'll have normal internet while I'm going to class. Basically, please don't take it personally if it takes me forever to answer email/comments; it's nothing personal, I'm just stuck with this arrangement for the next little while *sigh*

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"Composing mortals with immortal fire..." -- W. H. Auden

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Cheers.

ETA: So my Strength & Conditioning professor was talking about body fat percentages today...

Professor: Blah blah blah blah the normal range for women these days is 16-30%, but I generally like my females to be on the lower end of that range (verbatim quote)
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The prof is a personal trainer when he's not molding our young minds so he claimed he meant his female clients, but still, talk about unfortunate word choice...
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So I finished catching up on True Blood last night, and I have some things to say -- #feelingz, if you will.

Cut for spoilers or capslock or...gifs or something... )

I'll try to get caught up on Glee sometime this week so I can post a similar overall list of thoughts/feelings, for lack of actual detailed episode-by-episode reaction posts. Anyone who hasn't given up on the show yet is welcome to share thoughts of your own, I'd be most curious to hear them.

That being said, I just have a letter to mention and then I'm spent:

Dear jackass,



I don't know about you, but *I* thought watching you wipe out on your crappy BMX reject bike (after almost running me over with it on my way to class) was pretty fucking funny. Call me mean spirited or whatever, but it pretty much made my day. Thanks for the laughs!



--[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


I swear to Raptor Jesus, I'm getting so sick of bikers/skaters almost running my ass over on the way to class; I'm actively considering bringing a cane or some other sort of blunt instrument along with me to bludgeon/clothesline any more that decide I have less of a right to the sidewalk than they do.

(Why yes, I do have some violent impulses, why do you ask?)

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"What is easy is seldom excellent..." -- Samuel Johnson

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Cheers.
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In today's edition of "Why Twitter Continues To Be Utterly Tasteless", #AaliyahsAirplanePlaylist is trending (or, it was this morning, the trending list won't load now for some reason). Classy.

For those who live under a rock (which is fine, I normally do too), here's why I find this objectionable

In other news, even though it's only (ha!) 89ºF outside, I still showed up to my first class covered in sweat like I sprinted -- even though I walked at a fairly leisurely pace. Why, you ask? Because the heat index makes it feel like it's 95ºF and most of the trip was over concrete (which radiates heat like a bastard).

That's not the best part though; the high today is supposed to be 105. Remember that 6 degrees the heat index is supposed to add? I get to walk home feeling like it's 111ºF outside. Please excuse me while I die of heatstroke.

Finally, Le Boyfriend and I get to go argue with the people who own our next apartment complex because we noticed a mistake on our lease (which we signed yesterday) that might tack on an extra four months to our stay. ETA: We emailed the office types at the complex and they wrote us back saying we could come re-sign a corrected version of the lease any time today (in other words, no arguing appears to be necessary). Maybe Raptor Jesus took pity on my poor heat-stroke-stricken self.

The only bright side today is that I have just one class (Drugs & Behavior) to go to, and I managed to find the classroom okay even though it's in a building I've never had classes in before. Not an encouraging sign of what the rest of today is gonna be like. To summarize?

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Cheers.

P.S. - Happy birthday, ASkars! Please feel free to get into lots of drunken shenanigans (again) which will inevitably wind up on the internet (again)
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Soooo yeah, Le Boyfriend and I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 together at midnight last night (er...this morning). It was pretty intense, honestly, and there was the usual requisite couple of people who showed up in interesting costumes, including a guy in the row in front of us who was in PERFECT Voldemort costume (right down to a bald cap glued against his skin) and a girl waiting to claim her tickets in a full-body Snitch outfit (gold unitard, wings, the works).

ANYWAY, I promised a reaction post, so here we go *cracks knuckles* )

This is a fairly skeletal reaction post, I'll probably add more things as they occur to me so feel free to check back from time to time or, if anyone feels so inclined, share your own noteworthy moments!

Finally, for anyone that's still reading this post by this point, here's the next part of the thirty day writing meme:

Day Twenty-Two: Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

Um...nope. I'd like to, for sure, but I never seem to have a substantial plot bunny at the time that these things go down. Then there's also the fact that I'm horribly insecure about my shorter works (if you can call them that) even at the best of times, and also the lingering paranoia that my muse would crap out on me THE MOMENT I finished signing up for the fucking thing. Like I said in some post before; my neuroses, they are many.

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"You will go most safely in the middle..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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So American Idiot closed last night. I was getting all set to make a post about it, but I realized that I basically said all my goodbyes when the original cast started leaving en masse (and when Stark left), and that I didn't really have anything else to add. Obviously, I'm sad to see a show that was such a life-changer for me winding down like that, but what're you gonna do? That's showbiz. The thing that depressed me the most about the show closing was that it made me miss the original cast all over again (because really, there's no way to top them).

(True story: I was noodling around with my camera last night and actually got a bit *ahem* misty eyed when I stumbled across my photos of the St. James from the NYC trip. God, I'm such a hopeless fangirl...)

Oh! On a tangentially related note, anyone who wants to make me write stuff about various American Idiot characters/pairings is fully encouraged to go here and make a request (the "rules" are stated in the post). I still have to answer [livejournal.com profile] pau494's prompt about Whatsername...shit.

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Finally, have a meme that I gacked from [livejournal.com profile] thedamaged:

As we read LJs, we create mental pictures of each other.

Post this on your journal to find out who/what your friends imagine you as!!
Rules: The person must be in the movies/tv, or an object, or an animal; you must post a picture.

Please and thank you!


And the questions that came with it... )

I know, I know, I'm just fascinating. In any case, stay tuned for (hopefully) more vamp!fic, probably more ranting about my classes, and possibly (hopefully) a snippet or two out of the GK/AI crossover to tide y'all over while I keep working on getting Tunny through boot camp.

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"All men by nature desire to know..." -- Aristotle

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Cheers.
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My Sociology class has started talking about race relations. Considering that the professor has already talked about how great it is to "not see color"...

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I'm considering starting bets over how long it takes for some clueless individual to ask why white people can't use the n word (bonus points if they tie in Obama's ethnicity as a sign of a "post-racial" society).

Because I already know this isn't going to end well, I'll just be over here staring at this so I don't develop a raging tension headache )

That's better. See the previous post for more interesting/less cynical topics.

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"Be an opener of doors..." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cheers.
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Dear LiveJournal,

If you could stay up for more than thirty seconds at a time, I would really appreciate it. Honestly, this is just getting ridiculous now, I'm actually tempted to migrate over to Dreamwidth, even if it's just to crosspost shit back here.

Sincerely,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies (one of many frustrated users, I'm sure)


I'm told this is what's causing the clusterfuck.

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My reaction to the situation by this point

...Okay then. I'm still not sure I entirely understand the details of why the DDoS thing is happening, but hey, it's an explanation.

In other news, THINGS!

THING THE FIRST: I'm really, mightily pissed off at whatever Skynet rip-off is in charge of running my university's class registration. I was supposed to be able to register for next term's classes today, but I was told that there's a hold on my account (thus blocking my ability to register) until I meet with my adviser.

This wouldn't be a big deal if not for the fact that I've already seen my adviser. That's how I know what I'm supposed to be registering for in the first place. My adviser has yet to answer my frantic email asking what the fuck I'm supposed to do. My flailing, impotent rage, let me show you it.

THING THE SECOND: Le Boyfriend and I are getting a kitten! Some relatives of Les Neighbors found a box with three kittens in it and we're adopting one of them. We're still living in a no-pets apartment, but we're moving to a pet-friendly one at the end of this summer and Les Neighbors agreed to look after her at their house until then. Because she is a tortoiseshell (so, patchwork-looking and in Halloween colors), I've christened her Sally. Why Sally, you ask? Because I'm a giant nerd, obviously.

Naturally, about a bajillion pictures are soon to come :P

THING THE THIRD: I've officially become addicted to the Dresden Files books. Seriously, I CANNOT STOP READING THEM. Anyone else here like them? I'd love to have someone to flail with.

Aaaand that's about it. Stay tuned for even more vampire!AU within the next day or two. Now back to praying for LJ's speedy recovery and beating my head against the wall over my registration problems.

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"Life's more amusing than we thought..." -- Andrew Lang

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Dear LiveJournal,

If you could unfuck yourself soon, I would really appreciate it. Because this is basically me right now:

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And my poor computer can only stand so much abuse.

Thanks (for nothing),
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


In other Glee-related news, FUCK YES. (Warning: slightly spoilerish)

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I don't care that my geeky joy is making me look like a total loser, I AM EXCITE.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris and I totally had the best casting/episode/song idea ever:

[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: for real, this stark as will's little brother thing needs to happen
[livejournal.com profile] jean_iris: totally
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: and he needs to teach something so all the girls can sing Hot For Teacher
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: XD
[livejournal.com profile] jean_iris: lol xD
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: the powers that be could wait until he grows his hair back and then have him do a slow motion hair flip as he walks down the halls :P
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: mostly because that makes the best mental image ever

THINK OF THE HAIR FLIP. I can't possibly be the only one who finds this concept hilarious.

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"Time, the devourer of all things..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.

P.S. - See my previous post for more Starsgard fic, lots of gifs, and general rambling goodness.
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Since I can't figure out a way to make this post tie together topic-wise, I'm going to do this in list form:

1) I've seen at least three different dudebros riding child-sized bikes around campus today. Is this a thing now? For comedic purposes, I hope so -- the size difference between the dudebros and their bikes was pretty damn funny -- but, on the other hand, it just seems...pointless. I don't get it but, then again, I'm aware that I live under a pretty giant metaphorical rock. Thoughts from people who don't?


2) In the course of poking around the internet this morning (as you do), I stumbled across a quite fascinating article indeed examining how the wackier fundies misinterpret, misconstrue, or otherwise warp a few common biblical passages in order to condemn homosexuality (and all the reasons -- including historical context and talking about language -- why they're wrong). For a bonus point that ought to shut said wacky fundies up, the author has a doctoral degree from a biblical seminary and has been studying the Bible exhaustively for the last 50 years.

For an example of a fascinating point from the article, did y'all know that neither Hebrew nor Ancient Greek (aka significant biblical languages) have a specific word for 'homosexual'? I sure as hell didn't, and I'm a language geek. So really, it's an informative read (and pretty entertainingly written).

Side note: surprisingly enough, I found this article in the comments section of an [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt post. Go figure.


3) Internets, as some of you might have noticed, I occasionally hate my life (and frequently bitch about it). That isn't news though. This new reason why, however, is:

The sociology department of my university is sponsoring a study abroad trip to Poland. POLAND. I could pay an obscene amount of money to geek out about World War II (and Poland in general anyway, since I think it's interesting in its own right) and possibly visit the at least five Polish flisters that I can recall off the top of my head and maybe just possibly stalk Paweł a little.

Except I can't, for three reasons:

1) I can't afford it, and my family can't afford to spot me the money because one of my folks is having hip surgery in *glances at calendar* about a month and a half.
2) Because of said hip surgery, I have to spend all summer at the Ol' Homestead playing nursemaid/chaffeur and helping the physical therapist. I'm only slightly annoyed by this because it's relevant to my academic interests, but it's going to be...trying....nonetheless.
3) There are two summer classes I have to take in order to graduate on time.

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Raptor Jesus (or whoever else happens to be listening up there), why can't I have nice things -- or, rather, why do nice things have to be so fucking expensive (and badly timed)? I realize that I have it pretty good for the most part, but some of these lost opportunities I keep getting faced with are just cruel.

Oh well, at least I found a way to sneak a Stark gif into this post (and to even make it relevant, wonder of wonders). Small blessings and all that.

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"I am a part of all that I have seen..." -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Internets, y'know what's fun?

Medication side effects (more specifically, side effects that occur with higher doses of said medication). Especially when they wind up deep-sixing your Valentine's Day plans.

Blah blah long story blah )

Argh. The worst part of all this is that the increase has been doing a much better job of evening out my moods, so I'll probably just wind up toughing my way through the adjustment period instead of calling my shrink. Because I am a masochist that way.

Also, for the music wonks among us (especially anyone who's been in band/orchestra/etc.), who remembers this frightening little gem? )


Lastly, because I promised [livejournal.com profile] eiirene, have a Paweł picspam (which, with any luck, will spill over into the comments):

Photos of Poland's finest export over this-a-way! (WARNING: Very image heavy, not for the faint of internet connection) )

Anyone who wants to (not just [livejournal.com profile] eiirene) is encouraged to spam the shit out of this post with their own photos of this sexy beast.

Aaand that's all I've got for now.

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"Jesters do often prove prophets..." -- Joseph Addison (I can think of at least one instance in Shakespeare in which this turned out to be true)

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Cheers.

P.S. - One of life's hilarious ironies: Listening to my Abnormal Psychology professor teach me about a disorder that I've had for the last 5-8 years. I've had to resist the urge to correct her twice now.

P.P.S. - It appears email notifications are broken again, so don't take it personally if it takes me a significant chunk of time to respond to y'all's comments.
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So, I just found out that a sequel to the remake of Friday the 13th appears to be happening. On the one hand, I wish someone good would get picked up to direct it but, on the other, I sort of want them to bring back Michael "*random explosion*" Bay to make another hilarious disaster of a movie.

Either way, the only thing I really care about where the sequel is concerned is whether or not they bring back this )

Ahem.

In other news, there really ought to be some sort of medal for people who are really sick but still trudge to class anyway (stupid quiz *grumbles*) Alas, college largely doesn't give even half a fuck about us. At least it's supposed to snow/sleet/"wintry mix" tomorrow and then freeze solid -- like, wind chills down to around zero solid -- for the rest of the week, so maybe Raptor Jesus will take pity on me and cancel some classes.

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"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents..." -- H.P. Lovecraft

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Cheers.

P.S. - This meme gave me the best, most hilarious idea that will probably never happen. For those who have seen American Idiot, remember the part in the beginning where they're all at the front of the stage doing that weird dance like they're trying to break an invisible board with their faces? I want to get a gif of that and turn it into one of those PARTY HARD gifs. This is probably one of those things that's only funny if you're me but still, maybe one of you will get a chuckle out of the idea.

P.P.S. - I give you clear and obvious proof that certain parts of the SPN fandom have entirely too much time and money on their hands. I'll just be over here sobbing into my Ramen.

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