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2014-12-31 04:25 pm
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Last post of 2k14 what

I can't believe I passed all my classes (and made Bs, even) and am heading into my last semester of PTA school. I SIT MY BOARD EXAMS IN JUNE I COULD BE REAL LIFE RESPONSIBLE FOR REAL LIFE PATIENTS BY THE END OF THE SUMMER DOES THAT SCARE ANYONE ELSE BECAUSE IT SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF ME

Everyone else has been posting about what a crap year 2014 was but mine's been okay really -- aside from being horribly, horribly busy, of course.

Also let's all pause to marvel for a second at how Le Boyfriend and I will have been together 7 years this coming weekend. Eegads.

Welp, Happy New Year, internets!
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2014-08-30 11:58 am
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Oof

Internets, it's really hard to keep up with fandom stuff when I work full 9 hour days at my clinical assignment; I come home too exhausted to do anything except pass out in front of the T.V. :( I have been doing some work as an injury beta though, so at least I'm doing SOMETHING (let me know if any of y'all need someone to go over injuries in your fics, btw). Clinic is SOEXHAUSTINGHOLYSHIT but at least it's going well and I feel like I'm doing something at last that's well worth all the terrifying schoolwork so far. How's things with y'all? I'm so far behind on my flist it's not even funny...

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"With confidence, you have won before you have started..." -- Marcus Garvey

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Cheers.
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2014-07-23 07:23 pm
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So this was brought to my attention via Twitter

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STARK BUNKER SANDS EXPLAIN YOURSELF THIS INSTANT
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2014-06-14 01:40 pm
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Just a lazy Saturday afternoon...

I actually do have a mountain of schoolwork I should be doing but it's June and it's hot and I am, in my heart of hearts, still kind of a lazy piece of shit and so here we are.

So I got a bunch of bloodwork done since my last post and the kicker is it's all 100% normal. No diabetes, no thyroid problems one way or the other, no anemia, no nothing that explains what otherwise sounded like very thyroid-like symptoms. On the one hand, I'm extremely glad to be healthy, but on the other, it still leaves the conundrum of why I've been feeling so crappy lately. On the bright side, my shrink switched out my Concerta for Adderall since my insurance company decided not to cover Concerta anymore and it's actually been making a difference in making me feel less foggy and blah, so maybe the problem got solved after all.

In the mean time, I get to feel bitter all summer because the L.A. Kings won the Stanley Cup thanks to some epically shitty officiating over the span of a few games and and and...UGH. I don't even have hockey to cheer me up now if things go to shit again :/

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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication..." -- Leonardo da Vinci

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Cheers.
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2014-05-24 07:01 pm

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Well, I survived the "Danger, Will Robinson" level of anxiety brought on by the end of the semester but summer classes haven't exactly been a picnic either so I'm still pretty not okay, but I apprised my shrink of it so that's good at least. My prime source of anxiety at the moment is how tired and weak and constantly freezing cold I've been over the last few months -- hypothyroidism runs in my family but my numbers were all in the normal range when I got a thyroid panel about a month ago, but I still feel awful :/ My symptoms don't add up to diabetes but I don't know what else it could be besides that or hypothyroidism so I'm seeing an endocrinologist next week to get this figured out once and for all. Even Le Boyfriend says I've been incredibly out of it lately. I'm really scared, though, it sucks feeling so crummy and not knowing what's wrong with you :(

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"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -- Audrey Hepburn

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Cheers.
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2014-04-17 06:37 pm
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Dear God, has it really been a month already?

So school has been running me into the ground in a pretty serious way and I'm actually really worried about the outcome of one of my classes and it's just generally been a very high anxiety time in my life and I don't know what to do about it. Basically none of my friends even bother to call anymore because I always have something due or a test coming up soon and so it's not like I really have anyone to talk to besides Le Boyfriend (I'm 90% sure he's sick to death of hearing me complain about school by now though). How do I even begin to take this up with my shrink? :\

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"You cannot find peace by avoiding life..." -- Virginia Woolf

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Cheers.
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2014-03-15 09:57 pm
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Internets, I'm faced with something of a conundrum about what to do with this journal. I'm too stupidly fond of the thing to delete it (I've had it for ten years, after all), but life is always either to crammed or too boring to post anything about here. I'd consider saving it as a writing journal but I hardly ever write anything these days either. What's a girl to do? Is there anyone even still here?

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"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you..." -- Aldous Huxley

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Cheers.
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2014-02-08 08:38 pm
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I'VE ORDERED A NEW COMPUTER AT LAST AND IT'S SO CUSTOMIZED THAT I'M LIKE 90% SURE I'LL BE ABLE TO STREAM HOCKEY AND WATCH NETFLIX AND DO PHOTOSHOP ALL AT THE SAME TIME WITHOUT IT EVEN BREAKING A SWEAT AND BASICALLY HAVING A JOB IS AWESOME.

Also I used the left over money to upgrade to an iPhone 5s and I keep playing with the finger print unlock thingy because I'm way too easily amused for my own good.

The only downside is that I'm staring down the barrel of four miserably hard tests this week.

...*pokes fingerprint unlock thing on phone some more*

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"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain..." -- Bob Marley

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Cheers.
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2014-01-28 07:35 pm
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That awkward moment when you accidentally forget about your LJ for like 2 weeks

So I'm alive and stuff. Um.

Nothing throws your shit off like having two snow/ice days within three days of each other. Also I've been taking care of a friend of a friend of my mom's for the last few weeks who just had a complicated hip replacement surgery and so that's eaten up what precious little free time I had as it is.

I promise a real post will (probably) come sometime later. How's things?

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"I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done..." -- Buddha

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Cheers.
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2014-01-11 09:55 pm
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(Extremely belated) Happy New Year, y'all

I've been horribly busy with school and house/pet sitting and everything's moving really fast and it's actually given me a couple of panic attacks. The thing is, I can't find the words to bring it up and money's really tight (and shrinks are expensive) and I just feel like I'd be bothering everyone over something I should just suck it up and deal with like an adult.

I also really miss my muse :(

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"Expect problems and eat them for breakfast..." -- Alfred A. Montapert

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Cheers.
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2013-12-28 02:42 pm

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I don't know if anyone is still out there or if I'm just talking into the void at this point, but hell, it's worth a shot.

Has anyone else out there seen Inside Llewyn Davis yet? Because omg Stark was adorable and ridiculous in it and it gave me so many feelings and I want to talk about it with someone and WHY DOESN'T HE DO MORE MOVIES I WANT AN OSCAR FOR HIM SOMEDAY DAMN IT

(P.S. - The soundtrack is amazing and, if you have the means, I highly recommend DLing it)

Ahem.

Also Frozen was awesome, Desolation of Smaug was not a bad way to kill an afternoon but sort of felt like Peter Jackson was going through the motions at this point, and The Prisoners (Idk if anyone even remembers this one, it had Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in it) was good but chilling and depressing and I wouldn't recommend it if you're squeamish or have issues with kidnapped/potentially murdered children.

(I've been seeing a lot of movies lately because that really helps when I'm depressed, God bless Le Boyfriend for willingly paying for all of them even though the ticket prices really add up over time)

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"Ring out the false, ring in the true..." -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Cheers.
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2013-12-16 08:54 pm
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Blargh, I've been really depressed lately and I can't tell if it's the holidays, actual issues I should talk to my shrink about, possibly PMS, or what but it's really sucking the fun out of Christmas break.

ANYWAY, I know I haven't been around lately but I miss the hell out of y'all and if anyone wants to come find me on platforms where I'm a bit more active, here I am on Twitter and here I am on Tumblr. (Just please let me know who you are so I don't have a huge WHO IS THIS PERSON freakout)

I hope the holidays are going better for y'all :/

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"Beauty awakens the soul to act..." -- Dante Alighieri

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Cheers.
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2013-12-08 09:55 pm
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Brief update

YAAAAAYYYYY I'm free! I finished the semester on Friday so I'll (hopefully) be around more at least for the next month and I might even get some writing done and it's really all just very exciting :D I hope the various and sundry holidays are going well for y'all so far and just know that I've really missed all of y'all and you're the best flist ever for putting up with me <3

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"Be happy. It's one way of being wise..." -- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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Cheers.
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2013-11-24 03:13 pm
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It's alive (but only just)!

Argh, I'm so despondent about how terribly my local football team is doing. DESPONDENT, I TELL YOU. On the bright side, the Blackhawks are currently ranked second in the whole NHL (just behind Anaheim), so at least there's that.

I've mostly been M.I.A. this last week or so because it's coming up on the end of the semester and this is traditionally the time that professors think "OH CRAP, I NEED MORE GRADES" and subsequently pile on the shit. I've got just about two weeks or so and then I'm done (at which point I will probably sleep for 16 straight hours and then try desperately to write fic for the rest of my Christmas hols).

How are y'all?

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"Great necessities call out great virtues..." -- Abigail Adams

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Cheers.
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2013-11-11 04:21 pm
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My mom just told me that my dad has been fretting to her that I won’t fit into my bridesmaid’s dress for Le Sibling's wedding but he didn’t want to say anything for fear that I’d get upset and cry and could I maybe please keep the snacking to a minimum until the wedding...

…I’ve been cutting down for months now because I've been too busy to go to the gym and thought I was doing a pretty good job. Apparently not, I guess.

(And he was right, I did cry. Surprise surprise.)

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"One eye sees, the other feels..." -- Paul Klee

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2013-10-31 11:42 pm
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There's 20 minutes left here, it still counts!

In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.).

The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!


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"Silence is a source of great strength..." -- Lao Tzu

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2013-10-26 12:02 am
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All lesser assholes must bow and worship me as their queen

Oh my God there was a rec post in [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill like a month ago and I didn't go in because I couldn't think of anything that anyone else wouldn't have already recommended but someone rec'ed Le Batfic and I wasn't there to thank them and now I feel like the biggest asshole ever /o\ GOOD SHOW, SELF.

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"There is a thin semantic line separating weird and beautiful. And that line is covered in jellyfish..." -- Welcome to Night Vale, "The Whispering Forest"

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Cheers.
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2013-10-19 09:32 pm
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Oof...

Let me tell you about my week, internets. I had six tests this week, and three of them were one right after the other on Wednesday starting at 7:15 in the morning (I had to wake up at 5:00) and finishing at 3:30 pm with my videotaped lab practical exam. The others weren't so bad, but that Wednesday was one of the worst academic days I really think I've ever had -- I'm pretty sure I did well, mind you, I'm more talking in terms of stress because I'm pretty sure I spent the entire day nursing a borderline-perforated ulcer.

BUT, on the bright side, I've had hockey to get me through and I genuinely like my classmates and we all helped each other through it. AND NOW I'M BACK. I MIGHT EVEN ACTUALLY WRITE THIS WEEKEND

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"No enemy is worse than bad advice..." -- Sophocles

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Cheers.
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2013-10-10 09:46 am
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Lately I've been considering why I haven't written anything in ages, and I've come to a couple of rather worrying conclusions. Basically, it's either that I don't have the time/energy thanks to PTA school, or all the work I do for PTA school makes me unconsciously view writing as a chore rather than something to enjoy. Either way, I feel like I'm losing my grip on fandom, and that's really the saddest thing in the world. I really hope it gets better soon; I don't want to lose fandom :/

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"Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in. Aim at Earth and you will get neither..." -- C.S. Lewis

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Cheers.

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2013-09-08 11:38 am
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Musing about True Blood

I've been thinking about it ever since it got announced that True Blood is ending next summer and, to my surprise, I think I'm not all that sad about it. It got off to a good start but then derailed into a crack-tastic trainwreck Beel Compton love fest and didn't really ever recover. They had some great characters that would have been killed off if the show had followed the books (e.g. Lafayette) or who just wound up better than in the books (e.g. Tara), but still… I guess all I can say for now is that I hope the T.V. series ending doesn't piss me off as much as the book series ending did.

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"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe…" -- Dalai Lama

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Cheers.