1. i'm thinking of taking martial arts classes at this studio just around the corner from my apartment. i'm waiting to see if we actually decide to stay in LA past the end of april, but if we do stay and if i can get my student loan payment lowered so that i can actually afford a hobby, i really really want to go through with it. i miss being active and i feel like it would be such a fun, healthy activity.

2. i'm officially going to san diego comic con this summer! serendipitously, it lies on my birthday, so happy birthday to meeeeee! still contemplating whether or not i should cosplay. it's not something i thought i'd ever attempt, but if this is the only con i'll ever be able to go to, i want to go the whole nine yards. i'm thinking i'd want to do katara from ATLA since that wouldn't require a wig, and i'm leaning toward making my own costume...but that prospect is so daunting, considering i haven't touched a sewing machine in about a decade (never though i'd be grateful for those sewing classes my mother made me take in middle school). I AM SO LOST GUYS. i've found some helpful videos on youtube but other than that, i suppose i'd have to wing it and hope for the best. we shall seeeeee.


um um um that's all for now i suppose!
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lol this is the closest thing i have to a holiday icon

I love the holiday season. It's probably my favorite time of the year. I love the weather, the sounds, the smells, the decorations, and the obligatory family time (I have a fantastic family for the most part, so that always helps). I love The Muppet Christmas Carol and the smell of pine and the brilliant array of presents under a tree and the soft, glowing lights of a menorah.

My mom's sister died last week, so that's pretty much destroyed any chance she had of getting into the holiday spirit this year. They were estranged, and I barely remember her at all, but it's an incredibly sobering fact nonetheless.

But I'm still so happy to be in my hometown with my amazing family and friends. I love you all so, so much, and I am so thankful that we've stayed this close despite the years and the distance.

Happy holidays everyone!

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Satan Roxas Joel Dracula Kitty went to his forever home today. I was more attached to him than I realized. I sobbed an embarrassing amount when it was time to say goodbye.

My job is stressing me out at the moment and I'm really trying to avoid thinking about it. But a mental To Do list follows me home at the end of each day and I feel anxious all the time. I love my job, but I really hope that this feeling of obligation goes away. I want to be able to enjoy my off time, and not obsess about work 24/7.

I am so ridiculously excited about next weekend. I really need to see you guys; I know you'll take my mind off work.

Coche got a flat tire yesterday, so it looks like that glorious poncho I posted about the other day will have to wait. :( Oh well.
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you really do remember me this time. I'M SO FLATTERED!!!11111

I can't believe how long it's been since I last wrote in this thing. I've been on LJ literally all day every day since officially graduating in July, so it's not for lack of time or interest. I've just...had nothing to say about myself or my life. Which isn't quite true, actually, because since my last post I've moved into my first post-college apartment with my boyfriend and adopted a kitty, two very major life milestones. But I haven't really been inspired to discuss them on here, because I've been somewhat depressed about being unemployed.


Today was my first day as Director of Rescue and Adoption for a prominent animal welfare organization, and I couldn't be more thrilled. It's exactly what I hoped I'd be doing, but I wasn't expecting it to happen so soon! I GET BUSINESS CARDS WITH MY NAME AND TITLE ON THEM AND ERRYTHANG!! So, this is quite the pleasantly surprising turn of events.

WHICH MEANS, people I want to visit in SR, most especially Laurelkins, that I can finally plan a trip. My off days will be Monday and Saturday, ugh, but I am going to ask for Friday November 11th off, so that I can drive up Thursday night, be there all day Friday, and drive back Saturday night. A disappointingly short trip, but what are ya gonna do.

Um um ummmmmm here are some frivolous purchases I plan on making with my first (few) paychecks!

1) The Lion King on DVD/Blu-ray!
2) New tires for coche
3) Aveda lip saver. GODSEND
4) Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

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You're welcome.

Also, I feel the need to reveal that if it weren't for A Song of Ice and Fire (AKA Game of Thrones) and Kingdom Hearts, the unemployment-depression would have swallowed me up and turned me into a heartless being akin to...well, a Heartless being. It's so incredibly nerdy to admit, but IDGAF because I'm so tired of feeling embarrassed by my nerdy obsessions. I'm a gigantic freakin NERD who reads and writes fanfiction about video game characters in her spare time and spends her Friday nights theorizing with random strangers on the internet about where whores go.


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Lately my life has been consumed by Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, money/job stresses, existential crises, and original writing. Most--actually, all--of my writing projects are unfinished, will remain eternally unfinished, but I have hope that this one will be different. It's been brewing in my head for months and now on paper for weeks and I haven't gotten sick of it yet; that must mean something, right? Oh, if only this could turn into something big. It definitely has potential. I'm totally jazzed about my characters and I can't wait to do more research so I can accurately depict my settings. Every day a handful of new ideas come to me, inspired by real life encounters or long, intimate sessions with my iTunes library. I'm really, really excited about it but I don't want to overdo it, spoil it, or kill it with kindness, so to speak, so I'm trying to let it develop as naturally as possible. Nothing destroys my creative bursts like a deadline, self-imposed or otherwise. I haven't even starting writing it yet; all I have are about 10 pages of brainstorm and character profiles and I'm quite content with that.

Jobs. I don't have one yet, and I'm starting to seriously panic about it even though I've only applied to one so far and that was about two days ago. Up till now I've been content to let Alex take the lead; we've discussed certain cities and I'm fine with whichever one he gets a job in. His field is far more competitive and difficult to break in to than mine is, so it makes sense that his job decides where we go. But now it's been about two months since he's started applying in earnest, and he's only had a few interviews and one craptastic offer that he would never consider taking. Our lease is up August 1st soooooo I'm getting a bit freaked out. DNW to move back in with a parent, even if it's a temporary thing. I've lived on my own for too long and I adore it too much.

Um um um OH YEAH! Game of Thrones. Watch it and/or read it. Seriously. If you like Lord of the Rings, European feudal history, hot people, flaw free female characters, or fearless storytelling, you will like Game of Thrones. In fact, I think I'm gonna leave it at that for now and make a big pimpin post later. Stay tuned.
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it's got to be magical


Iiiiiii...have a lot on my mind. A lot I'd like to talk about. Guatemala. Graduating. Job search. WHY DOES CHILDHOOD HAVE TO END? You know what? I don't think it does. I'm going to cling to it so tightly that no one and nothing will ever be able to make me grow up. YOU HEAR THAT WORLD?!??? OFF TO NEVERLAND!!!

...I wish. :-/

i have one speed, i have one gear

I--I--I AM TEETERING ON THE EDGE OF INSANITY! this week is my 3-midterms-in-2-days week. i had the first midterm a few hours ago and most likely got a B on it. which i'm not too upset about except for the fact that i would have gotten an A if i didn't have these other two midterms to worry about. UGH, WHATEVER.

so the next two midterms are tomorrow, one right after the other. BZUH? i don't even know, i don't even know what's going on anymore. should i be thinking about the differences between locke and hobbes' social contracts, or the fact that a perfect blackbody emits a continuous spectrum of light, or why the people of catal hoyuk preferred rooftops as their public domain? I DON"T EVEN KNOW

except that, GUESS WHAT, come thursday i won't have to think about any of these things because i'll be on a plane to Guatemala listening to this song and wondering what new experiences this adventure will bring.

i wanna go noooooooow. ughughguhguhguhgug

thai food? maybe i'll order thai food. nomnomnom