lodessa: lol (btvs-sisters)
Because the cat was being a total bitch and refused to use her medicinal feline abilities of soft warm purring cuddle to help me when I was feeling terrible today, I received roses today from my boyfriend. That will show her!
lodessa: lol (ats-fred/gunn)
Occasionally in the last year, too tired to deal with CD changes I have listened to the radio in the morning on the way to work. This is of course a terrible time to listen (not that there is ever a good time) because all the stations have their annoying morning shows so you can't even listen to the terrible overplayed music. However, I have noticed a change in the composition of this terrible institution since the last time I was listening to the radio (about a decade ago). In addition to the male (mostly guy's guy but with cracks of desirable softness) and the female (feminine but the sort of chick that hangs out with the boys and talks like she isn't into the complicated girl drama or whatever) they have now added a gay guy... because that's apparently a different gender or something. Now on the one hand, yay being gay is obviously more mainstream, but listening to five minutes of the persona they are representing forces me to conclude that possibly the world is scarier than ever. These guys are inevitably shallow, stupid, and emasculated. They are the worst sort of stereotype and seriously probably worse than nothing.

On the bright side. Listening to the radio reminded me of Junior High and how I used to write these amazing RFP future fics in which I was famous and successful (read: a famous actress, author, and designer) and would encounter all the people I currently knew and the ones I was mad at would have terrible futures and miserable fates and all my crushes would be madly in love with me and basically it was all amazingly indulgent wish fulfillment. I suspect that I am not the only one to have done this. Possibly most people didn't write them out but we all fantasize about these kind of things. I do have a point: Let's all write what we think our favorite characters' fantasies about the future would look like. Characters that are teenagers in the canon are probably going to be the easiest (Veronica Mars, Harry Potter, Buffy, etc.) but I'm sure there are others that would work as well (Ugly Betty maybe since they all act like they are twelve half the time?).

Looking towards the future, I took the CBEST on Saturday. Since for whatever reason I am not doing what I would need to in order to do a PhD program because maybe I don't really want it as much as I thought and honestly doing so isn't exactly a brilliant career move, I am moving on and I think that forcing Romeo and Juliet down the throats of 14 year olds, giving them vocab test, and grading their terrible papers would probably suit me surprisingly well and there is always a need teachers. So if all goes according to plan I will be starting Sac State teaching credential program in January (and if not then next fall) and finishing in Spring of 2010 either way.

Friday was Jeremy's birthday. I gave him a blue ipod nano. He named it Malcolm (as in Malcolm Reynolds).

[livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix and [livejournal.com profile] actoplasm came over for the birthday dinner. I made peach pork chops(a chicken variation for [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix) and twice baked potatoes. It turned out really well. Details under the cut. )
lodessa: lol (soiaf-jaime/brienne-in bed)
1) I am really behind on my flist, but I had a great weekend:

a) Geeky Friday night of BSG and World of Warcraft with Jeremy and my brother.
b) Delicious homemade Macaroni and Cheese I had been craving but not making for a while.
c) A state of the union conversation with Jeremy that actually went somewhere.
d) Actually doing the laundry Saturday morning, and folding it.
e) Udon, Tempura, and Pot Stickers with Jeremy and [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix for Saturday's late lunch.
f) Some walking around on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, mocking the drunk undergrads.
g) Delicious boysenberry frozen yogurt topped with cookie dough, marshmallows, bits of waffle cone, and fresh raspberries.
h) Going to the used bookstore and buying (or rather letting Jeremy buy me): William Gibson's Idoru, Neil Stephenson's Snowcrash (because my lovely early 90s copy disappeared a while back), Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (which our copy of has also wandered off), Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Deadeye Dick, and a copy of Sartre's The Wall which was translated by Lloyd Alexander.
i) [livejournal.com profile] sainfoin_fields arriving so that we could go to a show in the city that evening.
j) Quality time with Jeremy while [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix and [livejournal.com profile] sainfoin_fields went to the movies.
k) Getting to the show at just the right time, Desa being great as ever, and Facing New York going predatory and completely draining my soul with their amazingness and seeming more awake than I have seen them in a long time. Also their being symbolic of everything about Contemporary Art(no matter the discipline) as a whole.
l) Art is not a science.
m) Cheese fries and mozzarella sticks at Denny's to recharge after the soul exfoliation.
n) Getting up at 9:15 Sunday morning, despite not getting home until 3:30 and reading Fables: Volume 9 and 1001 Nights of Snowfall while waiting for [livejournal.com profile] sainfoin_fields to wake up.
o) Successful shopping trip for the beginning of [livejournal.com profile] sainfoin_fields new wardrobe, in which she actually ended up with more stuff than [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix and I, rather than the reverse.
p) Surprise date night with Jeremy, which included tasty fake Mexican and a margarita which ended up excitingly since I had failed to eat anything during the day.
q) Actually getting a full night's sleep for the first Sunday in ages.

2) I'm also behind on my TV, 2 weeks behind on Doctor Who and still haven't watched any of the NBC stuff since it returned. I am up to date on BSG and Bones though.

3) Why has no one ever mentioned to me the fact that 100 Years of Solitude is the most incest filled book ever?

4) I need a beta for a ASOIAF fic. It's Jaime/Brienne.


Feb. 28th, 2008 12:49 pm
lodessa: lol (btvs-cordelia-death by boredom)
Dear Borders,

Your being a terrible company who treats their employees like shit is totally not appreciated.

Employee's Significant Other

Dear Mother,

Right around your birthday is not the time to make me angry with you. It encourages me to not get you nice presents and to make you feel old.

Your Child With Money

Dear Bra,

Stop trying to cut my boobs in half.

Your Wearer

Dear Dr. Riddle,

I totally appreciate that you are doing something you could rightly ask me to do, but could you be slightly less weird and sleazy about it?

Yours Truly,
That Cute Administrative Assistant You Are Always Weirdly Flirtatious With

Dear Self,

I know your OCD impulses make you want to spend all day adding books on goodreads.com, but please get back to work and stop undoing all the progress you've made this week as far as being on top of things at work.

lodessa: lol (dr. who-martha and jack are fangirls)
I am starting to suspect that Jeremy is intent on spoiling me rotten.

Last night, in addition to the Wii that we've been looking for since our anniversary (and all the extras the Fry's insisted on selling it with) and Zelda: Twilight Princess...

lodessa: lol (big love-bill/barb-afterglow)
Today is Jeremy and my 1 Year Anniversary. We are celebrating tomorrow/Saturday (Dinner [italian just like our first date] and a Hotel Room in Napa) because of my having to work and have therapy today, but I wanted to mark the occasion here because it's one of the biggest and best changes in my life that I can even think of. He's really reshaped my whole world. With him I am a person I thought I long since lost the ability to be. We are that disgusting couple who are always saying "no I love you more" and the me of a year and a day ago would smack us both. But the me of today is totally happy with it. So to those of you thinking "maybe this is all there is"... take heart. It isn't and you can have better and more. Last night I dreamed about Eric breaking my heart all over again (and dating my sister) and then I woke up and remembered that isn't my life anymore. When I met him, I seriously thought Eric was a pinnacle of what I could even want. But Jeremy has shown me that it wasn't true. Jeremy has shown me that love doesn't have to hurt and that a guy can put you first and consider you always and make sacrifices without being over eager. I snuggled up against him and was so incredibly glad that he found me.

So one year down, exponentially more to go.
lodessa: lol (bones-booth-glee)

So a disclaimer here:

I hate loot lists. They are vile and materialistic and make people feel bad about themselves and class or whatever other differences that mean some people are raking in thousands of dollars in gifts and others less than a hundred.

This is not a loot list... well not exactly. This is me showing off the things my boyfriend got for me this holiday season, which probably is just as bad but I cannot resist. To fully understand my excitement you have to understand that this is our first December together and that previous to Jeremy I'd never ever had a guy I was involved with really give me anything. I've started to get used to the idea that Jeremy is generous and loving and shows it in material as well as immaterial ways... but he really outdid himself this time.

gift squee )

My boyfriend loves me, and while gifts aren't the only or most important way he shows it... they sure are nice and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now.


Dec. 10th, 2007 08:12 am
lodessa: lol (bones-bones/booth-bringing sexy back)
I am currently dreading when people actually show up at the office and I have to stop using my new ipod nano that Jeremy gave me for Hanukkah, Zoe (who is a sleek gunmetal in color and I am trusting to be "to the job").

otherwise known as: YAYS IPOD!


Sep. 24th, 2007 04:47 pm
lodessa: lol (btvs-faith/buffy)
So tomorrow I could go see my undergraduate institution put on Agamemnon but it would require:

1) 2 hours of driving (1 there and 1 back)

2) Leaving work an hour or more early so as to arrive there by 5.

3) Either going pretty much straight home afterwards (no chance for yummy Indian that dad pays for) or missing the Bones premiere/watching it late.

4) Either convincing my boyfriend to come with me to this event, or losing a number of hours of time with him.

On the other hand:

1) I don't really enjoy being at work that much so getting out early would be nice.

2) M and A do have a Tivo for occasions such as this (plus that would mean no commercials).

3) Possibly getting free and delicious food.

4) I did want to show boyfriend my pretty alma mater.


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