rchan: (smile -- xd_inc)
My mother moved from one town to another when she was 16 years old. Just a couple of miles away, but at that age, that may as well be a continent. Her father had just died, and she left all her friends and everything familiar behind. Her last two years of high school were... well. Not pleasant ones. Fifty years later, you can still here the resentment in her voice when she talks about that move. There are really only three people from her second school that she ever mentioned with any fondness at all, only one of those three was someone she called a friend -- her best friend, Diane.

Now, I never met Diane. She moved to England at least 8 years before I was born. And my mom never really talked about her when I was growing up -- not until I was older. Turns out, they'd lost touch. My mom had been to visit her before I was born, but by the time we visited England when I was 16, they'd lost track of each other. But when I was old enough to understand that that could happen, my mom talked about her and the memories were always good ones.

Then a few years ago, my mom got on Facebook, and, lo and behold... they found each other! )
rchan: (Hair -- Paris & Steel: So. Much. Love.)
So, yesterday was my birthday and I have to say one tremendous thing for social networking... it is a lot harder for your friends and distant relatives to say they forgot. Talk about an outpouring of warm fuzzy feelings. *_* You guys are the awesomest. How old am I? Now... a woman never reveals these things, does she? ;) We'll put it this way... my mother is 29. Does that help? ^_~

Anyway, for the actual day of my birth, I got to get out of class early and study for a Linear Algebra test and my Calc professor allowed me to take the test home as a take-home test. (OK, I'm auditing the course and she doesn't actually get to give me a grade, but still it was awesomely nice of her, don't you think? ^_^)

...You'll note, I think these all fall into the "Yay" category. *sheepish grin* What? I like math. ^_^

Anyhoo, in more commonplace gifty terms, a friend of mine from chorale (who is a vocal instructor), gave me a free voice lesson to help me for solo auditions next week. I tell you this mainly to tell you that it's nice to hear a quasi-objective professional opinion that I have a good voice. Secondly I tell you this to tell you this: I CAN STILL HIT A HIGH 'C'. *boggles* That'd be this note up top here for those of you non-music people. And here I thought the time I hit the 'D' one step above that when I was 15 was a fluke. O_O I guess I can't say that anymore if I can still hit that 'C'. O_O;;; I guess I really am a soprano. ;) Now if I could just open up my voice up there... look out world, here I come. ;D Also, low and behold, when I'm relaxed and enjoying myself, I really do have a vibrato. ^_^ Now if I could only learn to control it... O_o;;;

OK, enough music babble. ^_^ Other gifts to myself: Took a friend with me to go see Hair #9 in Hartford this past weekend. 4th row orchestra, 3rd and 4th seat from the left aisle. Yeah, baby! But I already babbled about that, so I will spare you the details. ^_~ Final gift -- and the one that gets the "accidental" label -- I, er... forgot which userpic package I had and picked the one that gives me 210 by mistake. O_o;;; So... erm... yeah. Oops.

*slow smile*

And so I give you icons!! :D


Paris & Steel: So. Much. Love.
All About the Body Language
Paris & Steel: So. Much. Love.

Both the new icons come from screencaps of Paris and Steel's "At This Performance" Appearance on 11/8/09. This was back when they were both understudies for the Broadway show. Their rendition of Hair is very well done (this icon was snapped at the ending pose) and it's always fun to see them having so much fun. ^_^
All About the Body Language

Also from Paris and Steel's "At This Performance" Appearance on 11/8/09, this one from the interview prior to them singing. Paris is just too adorable in this shot and it's clear from watching them (and because they own right up to it) that they enjoy performing together because they're good friends on top of it. So cute. So much love, again. ^_^



As usual, feel free to steal, but please let me know and credit if you do. ^_^

OMG, I ALMOST FORGOT! O_O Tomorrow is the big family b-day festivities and my mom is making me chicken curry... AND PRISCILLA CUPCAKES. *_* I love my mother. *beams*
rchan: (Prometheus Bound -- Gave Them Fire (Z))
[livejournal.com profile] zoicite wins at iconing. This is not news. *stares at her pretty new icon some more* The quote on this one, in case you can't read it, is, "And of course, I gave them fire." Love! *_* Lovelovelove! *_*

Saw the MDQ understudies at the mall today. Very much fun! Dan Mills is adorable, both as himself and as Carl Perkins. ^_^ Glad I got to see him do the part again. ^_^ And Lance's understudy has a gorgeous voice, too. As much as I never want to miss Lance in the show (Ack, it's the Gavin in Hair dilemma all over again!), I'd love to see what he does with the whole part. *_* And, dude... he totally fangirled with me over Lance in the Last Starfighter when I talked to him afterwords... and he has a shirt with Lance on it from that movie that he wears to work! XD Awesome! XD

OK, what else...? I'm down another jeans size. ^_^ Think I gained weight, though. Not sure how that works. *shrugs* Not sure I care. ;) Then again, the way I've been eating the last two weeks... yikes. I deserve to gain weight. *chuckles* Worth every damned bite, though. ^___________^ And my mom's been holding out on me! Apparently, she knows the secret to the Priscilla pistachio cupcake! So, we're going to have pistachio cake for my birthday and I'm going to find a recipe for pistachio buttercream that I can lighten up a little and put that, confetti sprinkles and edible glitter on top. I will have Priscilla Cake for my birthday!! :D :D (Don't worry, I'll take pictures. ^_~)

Finally...

R-chan: *sits Nuriko and Tasuki down and scowls*

Nuriko: *fidgets*

Tasuki: *looks like he may say something, then settles down*

R-chan: *crosses arms over her chest* Whatever the problem is, I don't care. Just sort it out between you and then let me know what you decide. I'm trying to help you out, but you've got to meet me halfway, all right?

Nuriko/Tasuki: *nod solemnly*

R-chan: Good. I'm glad that's settled. *pause* *frowns* *finally continues* And for the love of all that's... erm... unholy, I guess? Please don't sort it out two minutes before I have to go to my parents for dinner. That... it just isn't nice when you do that to me. Especially this time, as it'll have me blushing my way through dinner. *blush*

Nuriko/Tasuki: *more nods*

R-chan: OK. Good. That's... good. OK.

Nuriko: OK.

R-chan: Right.

Nuriko: *sweatdrop* I'll... just drag him off and try to get this sorted out, OK?

R-chan: *blushing harder* That... that might be a good idea.

Nuriko: *drags Tasuki off*

R-chan: *whimpers* *drops head into her hands* What the hell have I gotten myself into?
rchan: (Gravi -- determined -- sunrise.aoaki.net)
*cracks knuckles* So, I'm going to my sister's for New Year's tomorrow. It will be me, one of her co-workers, one of her former co-workers, her husband and two of his friends (who also happen to be identical twins -- and dude, after three years of these get togethers, I still have no freakin' clue which is which. O_O Does that make me a bad person?). Nice intimate little gathering. I like that better than the wild parties. Of course, I'll still have to deal with my sister's passive-aggressive pissiness with her husband... but I'll live. I always do.

Why is any of this significant? Well... I'll tell you. ^_^ All that talk in chapter whatever-the-hell-it-was of the Zorya about Death by Chocolate? It made me crave. It made me crave hard. So, as a surprise, for dessert, from the best of my memory... I'm going to make it. *eg* My sister will either hug the stuffing out of me for it... or smack me. One of the other. Anyone want to take bets on which?

And dude... I don't even care, because... Death By Chocolate. *_* *_* My mouth is already watering. ;D

Happy New Year, everyone!
rchan: (GoodOmens -- lead balloon -- iko_imo)
So... apparently, my life really is one of those "you had to be there" jokes. And I was there and I didn't find it funny, either.

Allow me to break it down for you. )

2:28 AM -- Finally heard from mom. They're on their way home from the hospital now. Yeesh. She still kinda sounds like crap, but at least she sounds better than she did two hours ago. That's not saying much. -.-;;; I think I will now go crash.
rchan: (Hair -- Berger: And.... Me!)
50,506 words as of right now... and there is a food fight in the offing. XD

That makes about 2700 words this morning... and I think I may actually make a full NaNo count, after all. Last minute Nellie at her finest. ^_^ Now if only I didn't have this damned wedding to go to, I could probably bang it out today! XD

*goes back to feverishly typing*

11:59 AM... 51,068 now (that's 3,278 for the day)... and I really need to go get ready for this wedding. Damn it! *sigh* Well, at least I made my 2,887 count for the day already. ^_^ Definitely thinking a full NaNo will be possible. Hopefully I won't be too tired to do more after the wedding! Bets on whether or not I can finish off my 50,000 before November 30th? Anyone? Anyone? ^_~

Oh -- and no actual food fight, but Claude is apparently a bad example. Bad Claude. No doughnut! XD



NaNo Day #26:

51115 / 50000 words. 102% done!

NaNo Day #26, adjusted counter:

51115 / 59337 words. 86% done!
Yeah, I kind of rock. Beat that milestone into the ground, didn't I? ^_~Possible? I think so. ^_^
I wrote 3,325 words today. Not too shabby, huh? ^_^
rchan: (Hair -- crinkles)
"You were given a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'" ~William A. Ward

I just wanted to take a moment to say a big "Thank you!" to all my family (none of whom read my LJ, thank G-d) and friends for being there, for loving me and for supporting me in whatever I do. I wish you a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving! ^_^

The table is set, the appetizers are appetizing, the turkey is stuffed and I have pointed and planned today like a mad woman. And in writing down everything that I plan to eat today, I have one thing to say to myself... Dude. Where do you put it? O_O Honestly, I feel a little sick just looking at the list. I guess that's the point. ^_^ Mayhap I shall cut some things from the list as I go.

And in other random news:

OK, seriously... Gavin named his turkey. *snerts* I die laughing: Gavin and Carla -- and does anyone else note the really impressive muscle in his right arm? *_* He's holding what looks like at least a 25 lb. turkey essentially in one hand. *boggles* Dude... just, wow.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

1:55 PM -- Damn it, why do I always get inspired right before I know I need to go somewhere? O_O 1,115 new words and the fic finally seems to be back on track. Will hopefully not be in so much of a food coma that I can't write tonight... because I intend to write like a mad fiend! I mean... it's the Claude meets the parents scene! Who wouldn't want to write that? ^_^

7:16 PM -- Desperately... fighting... food coma... wanttowrite... damn it. -.-;;; Sofull. *thud*


NaNo Day #25:

37292 / 50000 words. 75% done!
rchan: (GoodOmens -- lead balloon -- iko_imo)
So... I never really got back to writing after that last post. Helped my mom cut up a bunch of vegetables for tomorrow, prepped the sweet potato fries and as a reward for my efforts got to sample the unstuffed cabbage for dinner. *_* No, you can't have any. It's all mine, mine! *eg* Suffice it to say, it was delicious. I do so love my mom's unstuffed cabbage. *blissful sigh*

Cut for me babbling about the rest of my day and for pictures. )

And last but not least...

NaNoWriMo Day 24:

36177 / 50000 words. 72% done!

Yeah, for the record, I give up on trying for a "new" 50,000. I'm just going for total, even though almost 10,000 words were written before November. If I hit the other count, great, if not, that's fine, too. ^_^

Ouch.

Nov. 14th, 2010 09:13 pm
rchan: (Inuyasha -- osuwari -- stray_wind)
Dude... I totally thought I was going to write tonight. Or at least do homework. Yeah... I'm so exhausted, I don't really think that either one is gonna happen. iFail. But at least I had tremendous fun at the wedding I went to today. ^_^ And my niece was adorable. OMG. :D

Classic moment:
My cousin walked by me at the table and I stopped him to say hello. He turned, looked at me, did and honest-to-G-d double take, then said, "Renee! I... I almost didn't recognize you!" Then there was this momentary awkward pause where I smiled and he looked like he just realized he might have said something wrong, then in a meek little voice said, "You... you changed your hair... D-didn't you?" XD I took pity on him and told him I had (I did just get it trimmed and the color redone a week or two ago, after all ^_^). Poor boy. I think he was afraid to say that it looked like I'd lost weight, in case I realized that he noticed I'd been fat before. XD Oh, Matt... you're too adorable for words. ^_^

All my female cousins were a lot less quiet about it. They just all gave huge hugs and said, "You look fantastic! You've lost so much weight! My G-d, you look great!" ^_^ Women know that that sort of fuss is always welcome.

And yes, mostly I just wanted to brag there. I think I'm done, now. *dimples*

*goes back to watching SP as the tape copies* *wink* See, I didn't forget. ^_~
rchan: (Hair -- Claude -- Yippee!!)
...it's time for a weight loss update. ^_^

I wore my sister's size 10 Tommy Hilfigger jeans today... and I needed a belt. O_O

Yeah. I got nothin' else. That's pretty much says it all. ^___________^

...

...

...

Oh, wait. I lied. One other thing. ^_^ I just inherited about 15 shirts, just as many dresses, 5-6 pairs of pants, 10 or so skirts and a few coats/jackets out of my mother's old wardrobe from the 60s. The shirts are all I've had time to try on and wash so far. Most of them fit and they come just to my belt and a few even leave a little skin showing... and I'm OK with it. O_O A few others need to be tucked in and I'm OK with that, too. Who am I? @_@;;;

My mom has taken to calling me "her little hippie" or just greeting me by her name when she sees me in one of her shirts. ^_________________^ Sign of the times, man. Not only does that not bother me, but it gives me a happy, squirmy feeling when she calls me her name. I must be getting older. ^_^

Another fun moment? I was trying on the shirts and some of them are... *coughs* ...a little more see-through than is appropriate for polite company. I looked at my mom and said, "I'm assuming you wore a camisole or something under this...?" My mom frowned, tipped her head to the side as she was thinking and finally gave me this sheepish little smile and said, "Actually... no. I don't think I did." XD I love my mom. *_* ^_^ *_*
rchan: (DNAngel -- crap -- sunrise.aoaki.net)
Oh dear G-d. My mother has a Facebook page. Now I really will have to police what I say on mine. Livejournal has officially become my only safe refuge. O_O I may need to create a separate FB page and just add all my friends on it. O_O;;; I see this ending in tears. *falls over*
rchan: (Hair -- Crissy -- Innocence)
O_O 4,393 words on a new Hair story. It fits into the WDIG?-verse in the Fall right after "Hair: Redux." And it's a Crissy story. O_O I don't know. It feels like a one-shot... with potential. I think this is going to lead somewhere good, possibly into the next in that set. Which is interesting, because I didn't think there was going to be a next in that set. *chuckles*

Have my sister's b-day party/sleepover to go to tonight -- for which I really need to leave. Like... twenty minutes ago. O_O Hopefully I'll finish it before I go to bed. I haven't had a Hair story spew out of me this quickly or intensely since I wrote "Where Do I Go?" I'm feeling an almost physical pain at having to leave it temporarily unfinished. O_O Uncool.

Well, hopefully soon. ^_^ Yay for inspiration!
rchan: (Hair -- Claude -- Yippee!!)
12:45 PM
1) I did yoga for the first time ever last night. I loved it. And because business hasn't picked up yet after the summer slump, I was the only person who showed up, thus allowing the instructor to give me a lot of attention and really tailor the class to what I needed. *_* And as an added bonus, I feel better and more limber this morning than I have in a _long_ time. When I woke up, there was no pain. There was no stiffness. O_O I don't even remember the last time I was able to say that. How am I going to get through waiting until next Thursday for my next class?? D:

2) I made a fake peach crepe for lunch from a 1 pt. wrap, some ricotta cheese sweetened with Sweet 'n' Low and sliced up peaches sprinkled with cinnamon and popped into the toaster oven. OMG. Epic yum. And it was huge and only cost me 2 1/2 points. *_* I have a new favorite food.

2) Uncle made hamburgers for dinner tonight. If you'd ever had my Uncle's hamburgers, you'd understand why that makes today epic. ^_^

3) I'm finally going to see Million Dollar Quartet tonight! :D It's the first show in a month or two for my Mom and I and I'm really excited! :D Though I'm a little nervous about going to see it with her. The last time she saw Elvis in concert I understand there was screaming and resultant deafness involved. Oh wait... maybe that was my Aunt Sandy doing the screaming and my mom with the resultant deafness. ;D I'm sure I can trust her to behave. ^_~

And last but sure as hell not least...

4) I have reservations for not one, but two of Gavin Creel's concerts in November!!!!! Is it wrong that I'm really happy that [livejournal.com profile] zoicite couldn't go on the same day that [livejournal.com profile] msorange21 and the rest of us were planning on going, thus giving me an excuse to go twice? *eg* What's that you say? My horns are showing? Damn. I thought I'd managed to duct tape the halo more firmly to them this time... *shrugs* Ah well. You live, you learn. ^_____________________________^

Could today be any more epic? Not if it tried. :D :D :D :D :D

Update (12:45 AM): OMG... Million Dollar Quartet is freaking awesome and I met Lance Guest!! I have had a major crush on him since I first saw him in The Last Starfighter when I was six. And the man can sing. He has this deep, velvety bass that you just want to wrap yourself up in -- which I totally didn't expect because as himself he talks like a tenor! :D My mom thinks he was checking me out at stagedoor... but dude, he has a long-time girlfriend and a kid. *sigh* So, I doubt it. Still... just getting to meet him... *_*

And seriously... Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were totally having eye-sex over the piano in every freaking song. Total eye-sex. ^_^ *_* H_H

No. I won't do it. Won't.

^_~
rchan: (Hair -- Kacie guitar)
*deep breath* I've been thinking lately... this is not where I thought I'd be this time last year. My life has had some pretty dramatic upheavals in the last 12 months and it has led me down roads that I never thought I'd travel. And it has been one hell of an interesting journey. So, I thought I'd take a brief exploration of the trip, a little comparison of where I've been at Rosh Hashanah's past and present.

Cut for excessive rambling. Hey, it's my LJ, I'll ramble if I want. ^_^ )

*deep breath* In short... I've come a hell of a long way in a year. My life now bears almost no resemblance to my life of last year. And do you know something incredible? I don't miss that old life. That old me was depressed, tremendously overweight, had very few friends and had long since misplaced many of the things she used to love most about herself. This new me feels good, is energetic, has made some awesome new friends because she was brave enough to reach out to them and hold on once she had them, and has discovered and rediscovered a hoard of new hobbies and interests that she'd long since forgotten. She's happy. She has a purpose in life. She feels like she's moving forward into a bright new future when before there was only darkness. I can't even begin to express what an unbelievable feeling that that is. So, though I never thought I'd even think this, much less say it... I'm grateful for my back injury. I'm grateful for this year. Most of all, I'm grateful for my family and my friends, without whom I would never have made it this far.

L'shana Tovah tikateivu v'teichateimu! -- May you be written and sealed for a good year and thank you all so very much!

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*coughs* OK, I'm not done. I need to brag about one last thing. ^_^

And I never thought that the single most exciting thing that would happen to me on Rosh Hashanah 5771 would be that I would buy tickets to go see Hair for a sixth time... in New Haven... on October 23rd, 2010. That's right, folks -- I have my tickets!!! :D [livejournal.com profile] zoicite was kind enough to let me bully her into coming with me. I have had butterflies in my stomach and a racing heart ever since I gave the lady on the phone my credit card number. To quote myself... "It's been too long. My heart is too full for words." And to paraphrase from my people...

"Next year in Jerusalem, sure... But next month in New Haven, first!" ;D ;D
rchan: (Hair -- Jeanie and Crissy)
*pokes her head up out of the woodwork to post about a little RL fun*

OK, so I've been having more than a little bit of fun with my new sewing machine. ^_^ I discovered a style of dress that I would love to own (see here)... problem is, this person (from the link) isn't making them anymore. :( Solution? Make one myself! ^_^ So, I've been working my way up to it. Made an a-line skirt for myself earlier this week and made this adorable patchwork skirt for my niece over the last couple of days. And I was proud, and wanted to share. ^_^ Enjoy?

Cut for gratuitous picspam )
rchan: (MMPR -- Petite brunette and cute)
Haven't done a weight loss update in a while, so I figured it was about time. ^_^ Nothing exciting in the number this past week except the total. I lost 0.4 lbs bringing us up to a grand total of 46.2 lbs. O_O That's monumental. For two reasons. One: it means I'm down to 170 lbs. a weight I feared I'd never see again. Don't get me wrong, I still have a ways to go, but this was a milestone and a huge one at that.

Secondly, another huge milestone. I was over at my sister's today, playing with my niece and just hanging out. My sister then said that she had a bunch of old size 12 shorts and jeans that no longer fit (too big) and wanted to know if I'd like to try them on. I wasn't interested. I'm a 14 and I know it. I was never a size 12. The last time I was that small, I was in juniors sizes. :-P TMI behind the cut. ) She finally bullied me into trying them, because she knows I need new shorts -- I have one pair that fit. Well... joke's on me. All of her size 12s fit me. And... two of her size 10s.

*jaw drops in shock*

*squeaks* Since when the hell am I a size 10??? *flails* Last year that was totally my "goal size that I will never achieve but will be satisfied if I do." :O Not anymore, I guess! ^_^ Need a new goal size. *eg* How about a '6?' Sound reasonable? ^_~

*beams* And to top off the evening, I convinced my uncle to go to the beach and walk the boardwalk with me at dusk. Reward for my convincing? When we got to the end of the boardwalk, there was a totally awesome old time rock and roll concert going on. :D "My Girl," "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" and the like. ^_^ Kickin'! We hung around and listened for a few songs before walking back. Nice little cap to a pretty darned good day. ^_^

OK, I'm getting very sleepy and more than a little choppy and incoherent. I think I will watch a little TV, then go to bed. ^_^ Tomorrow's a bright new day!

O_O Good grief. *sheepish grin* ^_~
rchan: (Hair -- The Pose *_*)
*blissful sigh* So, I thought I'd post a little update for those few of you who actually care about what's going on in my life beyond how many words I've written today. (For the record, that would be zero. :-P I'll see what I can do about that in a little bit. ^_~)

As I'm sure you remember, I went out of work on disability a little more than 7 months ago, now. My bosses decided that they didn't want me back with only partial capabilities and so I've been stuck, unable to go back at all, for all that time. With no income. Naturally, this led to me rapidly blowing through nearly my entire savings. Not. Cool. Regardless of when I did or didn't go back, I was going to need to do something to severely curtail my expenses, the biggest one of which was, of course, my apartment. *sigh* Fortunately, I have a wonderful family. ^_^ My Uncle volunteered to let me live, rent free, on the second floor of his house. That's two rather large sized rooms and a full bathroom all to myself. ^_^ Plus the kitchen downstairs and whatever else of the house I want to use. And since he doesn't really use the front door (which is right in front of the stairs to the second floor), I would even, essentially, have my own entrance.

Sweet deal, right? Of course, I intend to chip in money towards bills and such, but we'll argue out those details later. ^_^ So, my official move date was last Wednesday. And for the record, I must state that the only thing I loathe more than packing is unpacking. O_O It is one monumental pain in the rear -- especially when you're trying to move an entire two bedroom apartment into two rooms and a corner of a kitchen. O_O Not. Cool. *chuckles* Especially when it all has to happen in less than a week because you have company coming. *waves to a [livejournal.com profile] msorange21*

*coughs* But, I digress. ^_^ I basically moved myself and my cat into my old room at my parents' (right across the backyard) while doing all the unpacking, so I wouldn't have him underfoot. But, I was determined to have the vast majority of it done by today so we could spend at least one night here to settle in before my company arrives. (BTW, don't worry, [livejournal.com profile] msorange21, I'm not gonna make you share a room with him -- I love him, but he's an obnoxious little twit overnight and I wouldn't do that to you. He'll sleep with me while you're here. ^_^ Thus why I needed a break from him for one night first. O_o;;;) So, today I finally got the last of the major unpacking done, finished off my laundry, hooked up the TV and rearranged the furniture to my liking. Gabriel and I then spent a very pleasant evening watching ep. 15 of Glee on my laptop in the "living" room/guest room after setting up the new wireless modem for my Uncle's computer. And now that he's thoroughly settled in, I gave him his night-time treats, tucked him in and retreated to my bedroom, where I am now happily curled up in my papazan chair typing this post.

And for the first time in weeks... I feel like I can breathe. *happy sigh* It's a good damned feeling. ^_^

And that, as they say, is that. *waves* Good night, all! Pleasant dreams. ^_^
rchan: (Hair -- Woof puppy face)
Sorry about the delay. :-P Yesterday was beyond hectic. Fun, but hectic. ^_^ Mini-concert at the festival went really well. The festival itself was great fun, too. ^_^ And I even got to explore a good half of it before the rain started! *wry grin* Fortunately, I had my chorale folder to protect my head on the walk back to my car. ^_^ Also found this really nifty store on Main Street. They had a booth in front of their store that had "peace" bumper stickers, handmade patchwork bags with embroidered stars and peace signs and lots of other cool things. I went into the store and it just had a lot of spiritual kinds of things in there: incense, handmade beaded coin purses, stones and crystals, books on everything from meditation to Christian theology, even some about Judaism. They also had some beautiful hand-made jewelry. Why do I find stores like this three weeks before I'm going to move? O_O *sigh*

Anyway, once I was done with that, it was off to the parents' for chicken curry and playing with my niece. Also made my first piece of hemp jewelry. Uncle and parents were impressed. ^_^ Does a day get more awesome than that? :D I thought not. =^_^=

Fandom: Hair, the musical: 2009 Revival
Pairing: *sweatdrop* All over the place. Berger x Woof, Berger x Jeanie, Berger + Sheila. *chuckles* Berger was gettin' around this fic... ^_^
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 8,640
Warnings: Slash. ^_^ Got the gen out of my system with the last fic. ^_^

Disclaimer: Neither the musical nor the boys belong to me, if they did they'd be groping each other on sta--. *pause* *blinkblink* Huh. Look at that... they do. *eg* :D ((Hair was written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt MacDermot.))

Summary: It's been two years since George met Woof. Those two years have changed him dramatically, but he still isn't ready to give up being the man his parents want him to be. Unfortunately for him... that isn't always a choice.

Donna -- Part 2 )

Questions, comments, piney apples?

What? I've been playing .hack infection lately. So sue me. ^_^
rchan: (Hair -- Woof puppy face)
As [livejournal.com profile] nightsea noted a few days ago when we were talking, I haven't been writing much lately, after a huge spate of months where word flow was never ending. The ironic thing is that her first thought was to wonder what was wrong. She knows me well, my [livejournal.com profile] nightsea does. ^_^ *snugs*

The short version to this very long story is that I'm going to be moving out of my apartment and into my Uncle's house in a few weeks. This is the culmination of a set of circumstances so bloody ridiculous and frustrating that I don't even have the energy to try to detail it for you. Again, the short version is that I've been out on disability for the last 7 months with no income and have been faced with the reality that I may have to leave my chosen profession. I can't get a job that suits what I need to keep my back healthy and the alternative career paths within my field don't want me because I don't have sales experience. *sigh* Which leaves me with the so-appealing choice of going back to school (after 8 f*cking years and a doctorate, damn it) to become something completely different.

*sigh*

And my response to this has been a bit manic. I've had no energy, but at the same time have been completely unable to focus on even the simplest of things. Like watching a damned TV show. Hell, I can't even settle enough to watch things I've DVRed. O_O That's... annoying. To say the least. So, needless to say, writing wasn't happening.

Then a few days ago, I took myself and my writing notebook down to the beach and churned out a few short pages. It wasn't much, but I liked it and I knew where it needed to go in the grand scheme of a larger fic I'm writing. And then there was nothing. Then last night, [livejournal.com profile] msorange21 finally prodded me into editing the next part of a fic that I'm sorta/kinda co-writing with her. You'll note... both of these things I'd written were angst-ridden messes. O_O Well... at least I'm predictable. ^_^ And it is what I do best. ^_^ So, I took a look at the two stories I'm working on: the long one I mentioned (the "wrong" fic of earlier posts ^_^) and a short piece of fluff that was intended to be Berger and Sheila's first meeting at the Jersey Shore. That's the one I wanted to finish, as it's shorter and I haven't posted anything new in a while. Problem was, Sheila was not cooperating. She's not my favorite character and she fights me at every turn. *sigh*

Well, today I finally took one of my favorite author's (Sarah Monette) advice about writer's block and sat myself down and said, "You will finish this thing today. No more excuses. Just do it. If what you planned isn't working, then find another way." I'm in entirely the wrong frame of mind to write full-on fluff. I want to write angst. And I didn't really want to write Sheila... so I wrote Woof, instead. And you know what? 1,536 words later, I have to conclude that it worked. The fic is almost where I want it to be and it feels more like me, now. And just like the closing of Hair feels like the end of an era to me, so the closing of this fic is the end of an era in my ficverse. But you'll have to read it to find out what I mean by that. ^_~

*deep breath* And now I toddle off to hopefully finish this thing and put it to bed in time for my chorale rehearsal tonight. With any luck, I'll finish what I planned to by then, will be able to edit and post when I get back. *crosses fingers*

"Do or do not, there is no try."

Update (6:56 PM) -- 3257 new words total so far for a grand total of 6468. And I think we're nearly done. Won't be able to finish before chorale rehearsal, but I'm damned satisfied with what I did accomplish. ^_^ Hopefully I'll be in the right frame of mind when I get home to finish this sucker. ^_^

F. M. L.

May. 9th, 2010 10:39 am
rchan: (KH -- cloud_myass -- sunrise.aoaki.net)
*throws a screaming hissy fit*

*pants*

rant

I gotta say, I am really sick and tired of losing the same fucking 1.6 pounds... over and over and over again. Really G-d damned tired of it. And I'm sorry, 1.2 lbs. is not up "a little." It's fucking 1.2 lbs. You telling me it's "a little" ain't gonna make it so. *kicks stuff* And on top of that, our leader wasn't there -- it was the amateur psychiatrist instead. "Oh, I want you to tell me everything you're feeling and cry on my shoulder. I want everyone in tears and hugging by the end of the session!" Yeah, well, f*** you, too, you little twat. I really can't take your shit today. So, I did the mature thing and walked out of the meeting.

/rant

OK... now I feel "a little" better.

*sigh*

And this afternoon I get to spend time with my sister's lovely in-laws. Maybe I should just bring a book and hide in the corner. What? I used to get away with it when I was ten...

*eyes ranting and calendar* Oh... fuck, again.

Can it just be tomorrow?

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