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I only have 2 months to get through a) paper revisions and experiments therein, b) grant proposal experiments, c) organizing the lab for whoever gets my job later, so my boss shouldn't be giving more experiments to do, right? RIGHT.

Instead of panicking about the work to be done, plus finding a new job in Chicago, plus dealing with the house, I am spending my lunch break listening to the Backhand Shelf podcast (ILU, REligh, JGoldsbie and JNoone).

Also, a meme.

I currently have 71 works archived at AO3 (because I am lazy about transferring drabbles, comment fics, and some older works that were posted elsewhere). Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 71 (the first thing I posted there), and I’ll tell you three things I currently like about it.


Oh god. I need to run so many miles until I can think or breathe any more, maybe that will make me feel better about life right now. Possibly? Hopefully?
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Today I:

1. Missed the 7:30 bus by approximately 30 seconds. I watched it pull away from the stop as I parked.

2. Took the later bus, which sat in traffic for 1.5 hours, instead of the normal 40 minutes the commute should take. Late to work. Of course.

3. Spilled my ice bucket all over the place in my rush to get my experiment going in the time I'd signed up for the tissue culture hood (9-11am; great except for how the traffic delay meant I got to work at 9:30 :|)

4. Fixed cells for 10 minutes too long because a fire alarm went off, requiring building evacuation. It was nothing, in the end, just a waste of time.

5. Sat through an excruciatingly boring seminar. My boss sat next to me, so I couldn't even sneak out when the speaker went well over the scheduled time limit.

6. Rode a stationary bike for 40 minutes tonight instead of running or doing something else more strenuous, because DAMN my quads are sore. The trial gym membership included a session with a trainer, so on Saturday I lifted weights and used muscle groups that apparently don't see much use when I jog. But I didn't realize how hard they'd been worked until Sunday, when I ran three miles and then cooled down and stretched. Post-shower I sat down and could not get back up. Getting older sucks, I don't recommend it. Also, getting lazy about daily exercise makes it worse. Self, DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.

6. Ranted for a full 10 minutes after receiving an email from my congressional rep (a member of the GOP) about Obama forcing the fiscal cliff and being unrealistic and assuring me that "House Republicans will continue to ensure that the power remains with the people." I was under the impression that the American people had already spoken. My impression was that the majority doesn't want Medicare/Medicaid/SS cut and are perfectly cool with the idea of letting the Shrub-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire. THAT'S WHY OBAMA WON AND THE MITT-BOT DIDN'T. It made me RAGE.

*deep breaths*

Right.

Now I'm gonna go ponder the next fest fic to be written.

Or maybe I'll do a meme:

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write).

1. space!AU
2. pretending to be married
3. mistletoe kiss
4. game night
5. handcuffed together
6. snowed-in
7. next-door neighbors AU
8. fantasy AU
9. day at the beach
10. celebratory kiss
11. apocalypse fic
12. sharing a bed
13. road trip
14. genderswap
15. kissing to save the day
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Top 5 shows of the year?

1. Patrick Stump @ HOB Dallas
2. Foxy Shazam, Patrick Stump, Panic! at the Disco @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
3. Without A Face, Stamps, Tommy & The High Pilots, Ludo @ Bronze Peacock/HOB - Houston
4. Riverboat Gamblers, Flobots, Rise Against @ Verizon, Houston
5. My Morning Jacket's set @ Lollapalooza

cut to save your f-list )
asimplechord: (no sitrep)
As seen all over my f-list:

Name a pairing that you know I like and I will tell you:

who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the Netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries
asimplechord: (Lit characters - Snape)
Totally stolen from [livejournal.com profile] shutyourface.

Name me a character in one of my fandoms, and I will tell you:

* How I feel about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.

Fandoms: Bandom, Generation Kill, Harry Potter, White Collar, Inception, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Star Trek Reboot, Castle, The West Wing (half-way through S4), House MD.
asimplechord: (i love you)
Seems like life sucks for a lot of my f-list right now. Money woes, work woes, personal woes, all kinds of woes.

I love you all, and even if we're only passingly acquainted, I hope I can make your day better, even if it's just a little bit of a smile to interrupt your frown.

So comment here, and I'll tell you something about you that makes me happy, makes me smile.



This entry was originally posted at http://favoritemistake.dreamwidth.org/5487.html.
asimplechord: (i believe i can fly (and want to give Za)
REPLY TO THIS MEME BY YELLING "[MY NAME] IS THE MASTER", AND I WILL GIVE YOU FIVE WORDS THAT REMIND ME OF YOU.

THEN POST THEM IN YOUR JOURNAL AND EXPLAIN WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU.

[livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not gave me:

science Because science is fun! I talk about science a lot! Or, IDK, maybe I just feel like I talk about science a lot? I think about science a lot, in any case. I wish people felt like the science that goes on every day in their lives was more approachable and understandable. Maybe then American society would be more interested in funding science and health education than the stupid bullshit we spend our federal budget dollars on.

coffee Nectar of the gods. I'm completely and totally addicted to caffeine. And as much as I hate the corporatization of my addiction, I think the places I've been to with Tabby the most are Starbucks locations in TX and LA. ;)

cats I love our puppy cats! Sandy and Dante are really people-cats, not stand-offish at all. They want more love and attention than any ten people can give them, and any visitors are expected to worship them in the form of petting and lap-sitting.

road trips Tabby + the TX crew + tour-following. MCR, FOB, The Used. Discos. I'm willing to do it for Butch Walker, too, should it become necessary.

Brendon *points at my tags* Brendon Urie is my favorite bandom person to write. I love his stupid face and voice and geekery. He's awkward and he knows it and he owns it even as he wishes he weren't. He loves his dog like it's his kid (No, really, we actually had that discussion at a M&G). Bandom people seem to either love or hate him, with not much in between, and you see where I am in this spectrum, right? Far far far on the love side.
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Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason (or more) why I like you. Then re-post this and spread the love. (as seen all over my f-list)

(Last week was Not A Good Week. Hopefully this will start us all off on a better foot.)
asimplechord: (i believe i can fly (and want to give Za)
Ask me for my top 5 anything: fandoms, ice cream flavours, cartoon moments, women in my fandoms, OTPs, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, love songs, ANYTHING. BE CREATIVE!

And if you like, I'll ask you a top 5 in the comments!




(I am procrastinating: I really don't want to go to work today, even for the one hour of stuff that needs doing.)
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Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes me cry (or almost)
Day 17 → A piece of art
Day 18 → Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 19 → A talent of mine
Day 20 → A hobby of mine
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 25 → My day, in great detail
Day 26 → My week, in great detail

Day 27 → This month, in great detail

Really? I didn't blog enough about this? It was mostly work, with a couple of servings of concerts and holiday disgruntlement.

Day 28 → This year, in great detail

Again, really? OK.

January: work, mostly

February: work, some fanfic writing

March: more work, more shows

April: paper accepted (more work), fangirl funtimes (gimme that Patrick Stump!)

May: work, plus some good concerts (BUTCH WALKER, GUYS)

June: a little bit of work, interrupted by Bonnaroo and pneumonia

July: pneumonia continued, back to work

August: work, with a whole lot of travel in between, including a family wedding & Chicago/MSP for fangirl funtimes and Discos (done, and done!)

September: work, travel, work, Falloutboys

October: work, travel, work, family visits, ACL (more Dave Grohl, plz), work, travel for work

November: Ludo, Thanksgiving

December: posting every day

Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

I don't really do resolutions, as such, because I find them counterproductive. I'd like to be happy and healthy and still employed in the new year, and wish the same for everyone else here.

Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Well, I'm pretty tickled by this twitpic. I just can't help but smile. I mean, really? How many people can you fit into a bathroom safely, along with sharp objects and a cameraphone? And om nom hair?

DAY 26

Dec. 26th, 2009 05:25 pm
asimplechord: (science!)

this week )


M'kay. Imma go drink wine and watch football and cuddle with Aaron on my mom's sofa.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

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Christmas day! My family is Christian, although I am not, so we celebrate this day together.

Woke up and had coffee at J's. Clung for a while. Regrouped & drove up to Cecil County to Mom's. Had brunch, exchanged family gossip, opened gifts. Went to see Mommom at the nursing home. She is frail and tired, but as well as can be expected. After she fell asleep, we went over to Favorite Uncle's place to socialize. Clung to J some more. Spent the rest of the day & evening there with extended family. Sleepy. Had too much wine and a slice of poundcake that I probably shouldn't've.

Happy holidays, y'all.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

asimplechord: (i believe i can fly (and want to give Za)

We finally arrived at J's after a 3 hour delay (mechanical, not weather-related) and missing luggage issues. Clinging. Having belated birthday cake. Watching Empire Strikes Back.

It suits my fancy to offer hugs and best wishes and hopes for a happy, safe holiday to everyone who is celebrating. ♥

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

*blink*

Dec. 23rd, 2009 07:02 pm
asimplechord: (half-faded)

We're the only people in our neighborhood who haven't decorated the house or yard for the holidays. Christmas (or whatever end-of-year religious festivities apply) is my least favorite holiday, and I see no point in dragging all that STUFF out if I'm just going to travel elsewhere anyway.


There's a contest for best lights and deco in our neighborhood. One house down the street has:


1. angels with lighted wings and trumpets
2. a nativity
3. a snowman


lit on one side of their front yard. The walkway to their front door and the base of the big pine tree are studded with multicolored lights. The other side of the front yard has


1. wire-framed reindeer
2. Santa & sleigh
3. wire-framed palm trees


decorated with twinkling lights. From edge to edge, lawn is maybe 20 ft by 30.


I just. Really? Why don't they stick a menorah or crescent or Kwanzaa-appropriate symbol out there too, to cover all their bases?

Posted via LiveJournal.app.



ETA: For that 30-day meme, thing? Today I'm supposed to post/link to a YouTube video. This isn't YouTube, it's Buzznet. Here. Um, yeah. It's Gabe Saporta. I don't even know what to say, except that I laugh every time I think about a) the misheard lyrics, b) the tattoo, c) Gabe and Travie singing and recording the misheard lyrics (while Gabe shows us his cat tattoo).
asimplechord: (mattcortez)
Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes me cry (or almost)
Day 17 → A piece of art
Day 18 → Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 19 → A talent of mine
Day 20 → A hobby of mine
Day 21 → >A recipe

Day 22 → A website

ThinkGeek's OMGWTFun page. I like the geek haiku.


Excuse me. I have to go watch my brand spankin' new copy of It Might Get Loud and work on the WIP amnesty fic.

mmm

Dec. 21st, 2009 09:53 pm
asimplechord: (glasses)
Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes me cry (or almost)
Day 17 → A piece of art
Day 18 → Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 19 → A talent of mine
Day 20 → A hobby of mine


Day 21 → A recipe

There are a few recipes I really like here, but here's a new one: the banana bread I baked as gifts for colleagues )
asimplechord: (fangs up)
Day 20 of that meme? A hobby of mine

*points at last post*

Fandom. Writing fan fic. Reading. Listening to music, seeing live shows. In keeping with that, here, have a list.

Top 10 albums of 2009 )

day 19

Dec. 19th, 2009 06:23 pm
asimplechord: (ian)
Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes me cry (or almost)
Day 17 → A piece of art
Day 18 → Whatever tickles my fancy

Day 19 → A talent of mine

Procrastinating? Starting fic and never finishing it? Shall I count the number of WIP files on my harddrive or in email threads? Or the notebook with mostly finished fic from the trip we took to Australia (TWO YEARS AGO) that have not been transcribed and posted? Potter verse, SPN RPS, bandom.
asimplechord: (Nick w/ his baby)
Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes me cry (or almost)
Day 17 → A piece of art

Day 18 → Whatever tickles my fancy

I was going to blog about Gabe Saporta telling tonight's audience not to let anyone tell you what you can't do, and then proceeding to sing the radio/parent-approved versions of their songs, censoring himself for the radio-sponsored, Justin Bieber-adoring children in the audience.

But I am tired and mostly happy that I got to see Suarez slap Ryland's ass and the glittery Tyson & Nick show. (Srsly, interpretative dance. IDEK what drugs he's on, but they must be good.)

So here, have a photo while I sleep on it: )
More on the subject tomorrow. ♥

day 17

Dec. 17th, 2009 08:43 pm
asimplechord: (glasses)
Day 01 → My favorite song
Day 02 → My favorite movie
Day 03 → My favorite television program
Day 04 → My favorite book
Day 05 → My favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes me happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes me sad
Day 09 → A photo that I took
Day 10 → A photo of me, taken at least 10 years ago
Day 11 → A photo of me, taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever strikes my fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes me cry (or almost)

Day 17 → A piece of art

NGL, this piece from the Musee Rodin combines my love three-dimensional art, all things French, and hands.

hands

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