26 April 2012 @ 01:21 pm
So, last week I did absolutely nothing fandom based--no LJ, no Tumblr, no ff.net, no AO3--you get the point.

I did some crafting, but I am one of those people are like a pinball hobbyist...I bounce from one thing to another.  Soon, I found myself a little bored.  So, I went over to Amazon and was like, "Dude, I will download me some free books!"

Now, I've had my Kindle forever so I know that the chances of finding a good book for free (that isn't a classic) is slim, but I have managed to find a few, so I figured why not?

I got some actiony-romance books, I got some a couple of YA books, I even got a fluffy book.

I read them all because I always have that hope that, maybe, just maybe, the story will improve as it continues. They were all...blah.  (Some were worse than others, but I will never bash a book by title because I know that, though I cringe at the editing errors, over-the-top clichés, and shallow characters, the author obviously cares about the world she/he created.)

There was some good that came from all that mediocre reading: I realize how lucky I am to have snagged my husband.


Because based on all the reading that I did, I realize that unless I like horses or run for a hobby, I clearly am not a Woman Who Wants a Man. 

It is obvious to me now that any man who is worth his salt has horse riding as a secret hobby.  And if you want to get close to him, then you'd better be comfortable around a horse or else he might not feel like he can open up to you the way he can with his filly.  When you go on a ride with your Love Interest, he'll finally be able to confess his burning love for you, but admit that he would only feel comfortable telling you that if he was on his Special Trail that no one* else knows about.

*except his previous lovers

Or, if you live in a suburb, then you should totally run.  This is good for several reasons: 1.) It tells your Love Interest, "Hey! I am physically fit."  And we know how important it is for chicks to care about their outside appearance. 2.) It gives you time to have Thinky Thoughts about your Love Interest! This provides an opportunity for your attraction to evolve to lust and, eventually, Desperation. 3.) It allows your Love Interest to swoop in a save the day when something goes wrong! Strange man starts talking to you during your run? Bam! Not anymore! Your Love Interest just "happens" to be walking down the street at the same time you were out for your run. Or maybe you twisted your ankle during your run! Guess who is going to drive by in his pickup truck?

Honestly, I have no idea how I even managed to catch Babe's interest.  I don't like horses and the only time I run is, um, well, never. Inspired by the quality reading, and not wanting my girls to be lonely, I signed them up for horse riding lessons AND the track team.  Now they can't say I never did anything for them.
Current Mood: devious
02 September 2011 @ 12:47 pm
They are starting to play Friends on Nick@Nite starting Monday.

Suddenly, I feel very, very old.
Current Mood: depressed
07 January 2011 @ 08:52 pm
How is there only one story for Tangled on AO3?

02 January 2011 @ 10:18 pm
Got a new fandom.

*points at icon*

I'm really reconsidering writing my Sci-fi/Fantasy Big Bang story in the Tangled fandom.  Think of it...Rapunzel and Flynn with dragons, mermaids, and Vikings (or maybe pirates...), oh my! (And let's not forget Pascal and Max, right?)

Speaking of the [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang , sign-ups start in about a month on the 1st and, yes, I'm expecting to see some of you sign-up.  Rough drafts aren't due until July 1.  That's like an epic amount of time.  Personally, I think Laura should write a Sherlock/SGA big bang fic, but that's just me, LOL.

More details will be coming out in the next couple of weeks, after I finalize things with my co-mod. But the min word count is 25k, so start your muses people! :D :D
Current Mood: giddy
01 January 2011 @ 09:39 pm

So, I guess I wrote just a few stories in 2010. Just a few, ROFL.  Most of these are linked to AO3 (Because I love them!)


Alice in Wonderland

Avoidance (Alice/Tarrant)
Christmas Traditions (Alice/Tarrant)
In Obscurum   (Alice/Tarrant)
Once and Always Champion  (Alice/Tarrant)
Raindrops (Alice/Tarrant)
Tea Time (Alice, Tarrant)
Two Sides of a Coin (Alice, Tarrant)
Worth Learning (Alice, Tarrant)


Kudos (Astrid, Walter)
Support (Astrid, Walter)


Anticipating  (Chief, Cortana)
Assessment  (Chief, Halsey)
Determined (Chief, Cortana)
Evolution (Chief, Arbiter)
Foundation **** (Chief/Cortana)
Fragments (Chief, Cortana and some Chief/Cortana)
Moments  (Chief, Cortana and some Chief/Cortana)
Moving Forward (Chief/Cortana)
Passing the Torch (Chief, Halsey)
Playing and Winning (John)
Recovery (Chief, Cortana)
Stages  (Chief, Cortana and some Chief/Cortana)
The Warrior and the Intellect (Halo) *** (Chief/Cortana)

Phineas and Ferb

All in Good Taste  (Gen)

Prince of Persia 
The Truth of Reality (Datsan)

Stargate: Atlantis

On Vacation  (John/Teyla)

Star Trek: TNG

Glimpses: Infuriate  (Crusher, Picard)
TV Commericals

On the Clock (cracktastic Allstate/Progressive fic...yup, I did it.)

This ones marked *** are WIPs that I will post when (if?) I ever get finished.  The ones in italics were written for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide .  Total words with the two WIPS? Over 90k. Dude.
Current Mood: impressed
22 December 2010 @ 08:36 am
5.5 inches (or 14 cm for all you non-US folks) of rain in three days? (Plus, we're expected to get close to another 2 inches today.)

I thought I lived in a desert. o.O

(And the 30mph gusts of winds are always lovely too.)
03 December 2010 @ 12:09 pm

Walter, I love you more each week.
Current Mood: pensive
27 November 2010 @ 11:05 am
So I renamed all my userpics because I thought "I should so be organized and have each icon named by fandom first, the put a little description!" Er, yeah, too bad I didn't know that it would change all my previously used icons to show my default icon. 

Current Mood: annoyed
15 November 2010 @ 04:05 pm

Er, yeah, I just signed up to write for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide   I know, I swore off new writing projects for the year, but, dude, they had Halo as one of the options. 


Though they didn't have Cortana as one of the eligible characters--what the crap is that all about? (They didn't have Noble Six either which I thought was really odd too.)

Plus, it will be an excuse to write for some fandom that I would never write for otherwise.  (I mean, really, writing a 1000 word Toy Story fic? Phineas and Ferb? Back to the Future? Halo??...oh wait, I would write the last one in a heartbeat...)

And if I get a Halo fic, I would die of happiness (Especially if they include the shunned Cortana...AND made it Chief/Cortana XP )

Current Mood: crazy
10 October 2010 @ 07:09 pm
We all know my love for the Old Spice commerical...and this...dude, come on, this is too funny.  *off to laugh some more*

Current Mood: giggly