corellianrogue: (Default)
So, the last few months, I've kind of been having my quarter-life crisis just a few years late (does that mean I'll live to 108?) I've been freaking out about stupid things, like my job and my savings and all kinds of stuff.

But today, I thought about it. If I'd done all the things I wanted for college, if I'd gone to William and Mary to pursue the marine biology degree, then where would I be now? I don't have any guarantees it would be a BETTER place. A different place, probably. I don't know if I'd have ended up back in Nebraska, but maybe I'd still be in an office job that I don't hate but don't really love, either.

I do know for certain that I never would have met my best friend. [livejournal.com profile] krillia and I only met because of UNL's anime club, so take that out of the picture, and we didn't exactly run in the same circles. Heck, I only started liking anime because of watching Adult Swim most nights on the phone with my brother. I don't know as that would have held up with a long distance call instead of a local one.

No Krill and no anime would probably mean no roleplaying, either. I only got into THAT because of my last college roommate. No UNL means different roommates with different interests, and who knows? I might have ended up doing steampunk instead or writing original fiction or any number of things that aren't the current me. [livejournal.com profile] krillia is also responsible for getting me into DBSK, so that would probably be right out, too. It's possible, I would have come around to the same things by a different route, but certainly not guarranteed.

And no roleplaying or DBSK would mean no [personal profile] thousandneedles.

That's where I realized that, no, life may not be perfect or exactly what I envisioned it being, but it's pretty fucking awesome exactly as it is. Not saying the quarter-life crisis is over or anything, but now whenever I start worrying about why didn't I go to a different college or have a different major or go to grad school, I can remember that because I DIDN'T do those things, my life led me here, to the happiest, most content, most wonderful place I could ever imagine being. That has nothing to do with my job or my savings or my house or anything at all. It's the people.



tl;dr = I love you guys. :)
corellianrogue: (Default)
So, we're into the new place, mostly. It's still a little strange, but it feels like home already. I have more pictures, but there on my phone still and I'm lazy.

...Really, that pretty much sums up all my interactions with DW/LJ for the last year or so.

But I simply must share this with you all, flist.

The new place came with a microwave. It's apparently an exceedingly powerful microwave. I'm glad I tried it on a minipizza before trying to cook something that might explode, because... well...

This.

So... yeah

Jan. 17th, 2012 09:26 pm
corellianrogue: (Default)
I was going to make a New Year's Resolution to use my journal more, but then I realized it's already January 17 and I hadn't touched the thing yet. Oops?

Not much really going on in Plague-land. I do have all those things still saved up that I meant to post about months and months (and in some cases over a year BUT WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THAT) ago, and maybe I'll post those eventually, but right now I just wanted to say hi.

So hi, flist. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Oh! And I'm moving. IRL, that is. I am a very excited Plague. Me and [personal profile] thousandneedles with a townhouse of our very own! :D We get the keys on February 29. But that means packing. :( And cleaning. :(((((((((((((

But I am still excite~
corellianrogue: (Superboy- Don't bark at the Dinos)
It's a sad day in LJ-land, my friends. I know it's kind of silly to be this upset (and I'm pretty sure [livejournal.com profile] transitorial thinks I'm overreacting just a bit because she says I should have expected this all from LJ by now, especially after 'Strikethrough' et al) but I am.

So I've dusted off my old Dreamwidth account and created a new one for the fic journal. (Sorry to the people I've been spamming, btw. Especially if you don't like DBSK fic. I'm just really happy I've been doing so well on my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo claim. Only three more fics to finish, and I have an extra already written, so four more posts, probably some time next week.) I'm importing both journals over there today. Whether I just use them as a backup or start crossposting or move entirely depends on what my flist and fandom as a whole decides to do.

Who all currently has a Dreamwidth, btw? I've got some people, but I'm sure I've seen others on my flist posting about having accounts and just never got around to friending them over there. Anyone else?
corellianrogue: (Ren- Wibble)
for how much pain I am in right now, so this one will have to do.

I stabbed myself under the fingernail, guys.

STABBED. MYSELF. UNDER THE FINGERNAIL.

This hurts so fucking much. Slightly less than ripping the nail off outright, but so much ow. ;_; So much.



...Is that some kind of omen on the first day of December? ;__________;
corellianrogue: (Kanda- hm.)
So, in scrolling through my icons to pick one for a comment, I realized something. Something that really doesn't surprise me at all.

and

have basically the same expression.



Although that could be the cold meds talking. Just came home from work sick. It's just a cold, but colds always drain me way more than anything else, brain-wise. So I figure if they're going to be paying me to stare at a wall, it might as well be a wall in my own home. About to go lay down for a nap, but figured I'd waste time on the intarwebz while I ate a bit of lunch.

How've you been, flist?
corellianrogue: (Happy Envy)
from [livejournal.com profile] theangstmonkey

Comment on this post and let me know you want to participate. I will choose six userpics from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

icons go here )


Also, working Big Red Welcome tomorrow. Going to be hot and horrible, but yay overtime? Really going to need it in the coming couple months. About a week and a half till the New Orleans vacation. Janel's uber excited and I want to be excited, but... well... scary. Which it doesn't seem fair of me to be scared when I dragged Janel up here and it's not like she gets to leave in five days after meeting MY family. She's stuck here. But it's still scary. But it'll be time away from work no matter what happens. So yay.

Cosplay is... coming along. Very slowly. So very slowly. Really don't know if we'll finish any of these costumes before November, but it's kind of fun anyway. And I'm making chainmaille. How cool is that? Chainmaille! Me! Making my very own! Out of real links and everything! Also trying to work on my fics for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo but mostly failing so far. We'll see. I'll get at least one bingo if it kills me, but it's frustrating, wanting to write and not finding the time for that and rp and everything else ever and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Man, this is a longer post than I've made in months. Damn. Um... Also watching Protect the Boss. Oh, lord, this show will be the death of me. It's cute and heartbreaking and aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah it needs to get subbed faster, fersrs.

Anyway. Flist. What's up with you?
corellianrogue: (Bad Idea Bears)
So, yeah, thanks to the horrible enabling of [livejournal.com profile] mellow_dk and [livejournal.com profile] rhosyn_du I decided to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo and now I have my card, and it is seriously the awesomest card to ever awesome. No, really, it is. See?


See the awesome of my card! )

I already have ideas for a good portion of them, as well as some extras. I think I'm going to attempt a DBSK blackout, then go back and pick up other bingos and extras with different fandoms. Hopefully that offer of betaing still stands, Rainy? ^^;

The stories will most likely all be posted over at [livejournal.com profile] envious_muses which is my sadly neglected writing journal. I'll try to remember to post links here whenever I get a bingo, though, and I will keep this post updated as I remember.


Let's see... anything interesting been going on IRL lately? Hm. Well, I'm making a cosplay again for the first time in years. It's all [livejournal.com profile] transitorial's fault. I'm making two of them, actually, for Nebraskon in November. Vanille from FF13 and Merrill from Dragon Age 2. If you don't know Merrill, this is Merrill.

Photobucket

She's an elf. An elf wearing a chainmail catsuit. This is going to be a long few months.

Joking aside, the chainmail is coming along remarkably well, even if it doesn't look like anything yet. As for Vanille, I have plans for her weapon, we'll see if they work out. I'm also thinking of just dyeing my hair pink instead of getting a wig. Why would I do that, you ask? Because I can. Because my job is awesome and doesn't care if I have pink hair. Well, blue, technically was what I asked about, because this was long before the cosplay idea came up, and my boss was all 'sure, you can dye your hair blue. in fact, I'm expecting you to show up with blue hair now, so you'd better do it.'

I love my job. Have I mentioned that? It's the most boring, mind-numbing place to work that I have ever encountered with some of the most horrible, entitled, bitchy customers ever (I work in a Parking office at a university, in case some people didn't know, and oh lord the helicopter parents) but the people are amazing and I can dye my hair blue (or pink) and show up in tennis shoes every day, and check Facebook all day, and as long as I get my work done, no one cares! And just the other day, my boss was joking about me not taking ENOUGH time off!

And my department director changed his title to 'TK-427' in our official records.

I really love my job.
corellianrogue: (Dug- Hi!)
You know.... I expected being engaged to feel different. Or something. But she already makes me as happy as humanly possible, so it just means I gave her some really awesome jewelry for our anniversary. XD

Oh, right. I got engaged. To [livejournal.com profile] transitorial. Outside of the not-Build-a-Bear in the mall. And then again at the zoo because it was more romantic and I have to at least TRY to be romantic once in a while, right?
corellianrogue: (No... :()
Bronchitis. :(
corellianrogue: (Jaejoong- quiet)
Heaven's Postman made me cry, but not the ending.

Cut for tiny spoilers, just in case any of you haven't seen it yet but are going to. )

Otherwise this weekend, I've been mostly watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Aaaaaaaaaaah, Yoochunnie, so wonderful. Even if Yeorim is my favorite character by quite a bit. XD

...And even if I SHOULD be working on my [livejournal.com profile] nuna_fanworks exchange fic instead of watching Kdramas all weekend. >.>;;;;;;;;



And how about a little angst to round out the post. )


Sorry. I guess maybe watching a movie about a guy who takes letters to heaven from people who lost their loved ones wasn't the best idea right now. In retrospect.
corellianrogue: (Gojyo and Mai- poppies)
Do bad things ALWAYS come in threes?
corellianrogue: (Hazel needs a hug)
Photobucket

Her name is Nelly and she is a very spry sixteen years old, according to her owner, who I surprised when she leaned over the edge of her balcony to call her kitty back. There's a gap between the balconies, about half a foot, and apparently miss kitty here just hopped right on over. I saw movement outside and when I looked, there was a kitty wanting in! I didn't exactly mind the visit, but I understand why being three stories up and balcony hopping might make her owner nervous. It was nice to pet a kitty, though. I needed it today.


There is... a lot of shit that I need to update about. Not to mention that travelogue that... is sadly looking like it might not ever get written now. Just another thing to feel like a failure over, I guess. Anyway, yeah, life has been having fun throwing things at me the last week and a half, and I want to get some of it out because otherwise it just stays in my head and goes around and around and around until I'm even crazier than I was before, but. Not tonight. Maybe not any time soon.

Right now, it's just this... not even apathy. I WANT to care about stuff and do stuff, but... lethargy maybe. Stuff ALMOST matters, but not quite enough to make me handle it. I want to post about my mom and the farm and me and my job and Tokyo and my new DVD player and being a plant mommy and and and... but that requires effort that I don't have the energy to give right now, and I kind of hate myself for it rather a lot. Meh.

...Yeah, just meh. So right now, you just get a post about a surprise visit from a kitty. Hopefully eventually there'll be more.
corellianrogue: (Jaejoong- lazy)
Home, but not entirely happily so. Some highlights (and lowlights?) of the last couple weeks, in no particular order. With any luck, travelogue will make it up here sooner than later, but... well... this is me, so.

+Miyavi is so freaking adorable live. Even if his fans are scary.

+I get home to find that that very night, my phone gets the new Android OS. It is a shiny OS.

-I have no [livejournal.com profile] krillia OR [livejournal.com profile] transitorial. I cannot even explain how much that hurts.

-The wireless internet that I have been stealing *ahem* borrowing for the last many months since I got the baby is now gone. How much does that suck?

+While there is currently no food in my house, I do know that the grocery store has many options that are much less scary than some of the things in Japan. Shut up, my stomach is very delicate. >.>;

-I slept for 12 fucking hours last night. WTF.

-I have to unpack. *cries forever*

+There are shinies in my bags, whenever I get around to unpacking. Including 3hree Voices.

+My bug bites don't itch anymore!

-...But now they sort of look like I have leprosy.
corellianrogue: (Flail)










...Yeah, so I totally made that thing last time, and then realized I'd forgotten to post it and was HEARTBROKEN thinking I'd never get a chance to again (at least, not until I was too old to care about such things as LOLcats). Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I am so happy to be proven wrong. XD

So, yup, leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for Japan. Via Denver, LAX, and Incheon. Is an even longer trip this time, something like 36 hours thanks to an insanely long layover at LAX, but it's okay, because I'll have my [livejournal.com profile] transitorial with me. ^_^ Aaaaaaaaaaah, I am so happy, you guys, I don't even have words. I'mma have a [livejournal.com profile] krillia AND a [livejournal.com profile] transitorial ALL AT ONCE!

Gonna be in Tokyo this time, since [livejournal.com profile] krillia's JET contract is up. Many things lined up already and I'm sure we'll find even geekier things to get around to once we're there.

Don't worry, flist, you will be subjected to get another travelogue when I get home. Hopefully a bit quicker than the last one.
corellianrogue: (Boo- hugs)
...I got the job? o.O

...





\o/
corellianrogue: (Bad Idea Bears)
So. Yes. I gave in to my urges last night and bought myself a Motorola Droid. They're shiny, yo. And Amazon has a reaaaaaaally good deal on them right now. When I finally get the thing next week-ish, I shall post my new phone number for whoever wants it.

But.

This morning, what do I find? My old phone, dead as a doornail and refusing to take a charge.

OTL

I've managed to get it charging again now, but... it's like they KNOW!
corellianrogue: (DBSK - music is the food of love)
Three days in, and you are so fucking fired, April. You are dead to me. From now on, the year only has eleven months.
corellianrogue: (wickedhog)
Flight to Japan = booked!

Now if only the airlines don't screw me over in the next seven months, I'll be good to go. -_-
corellianrogue: (Mark- lovable)
Merry Christmas, flist! Mine is starting out great, thanks. It's a white Christmas here, still snowing, so I get to leave a bit early for work in case the roads are bad, but then after it's church with the family and to my aunt's for our gathering. Whoever manages to make it through the brewing blizzard, anyway.

Oh, and my toilet tried to overflow this morning.

Ho Ho Ho!

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