| Wherein I Get Tipsy, Reminisce, Look Forward to 2009 and
||[Dec. 31st, 2008|07:07 pm]
Wish You All a Happy New Years on Behalf of Myself and D Kitty
I'm not tipsy yet. D Kitty is attempting to cough up a hairball on my office carpet. Whee!
So, here's a sort of year end "best and worst" wrap up type thing:
Best New Word:: Fabugross. Coined by a poster on TWOP in connection with the "ladies" of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Best Things about 2008, Generally:
1. Election Night
2. Tina Fey.
3. David Cook winning American Idol.
4. The Olympics.
Best Things about 2008, Personally:
1. Losing over 30 pounds and dropping 4 sizes.
2. My Seacloud voyage.
3. My sister's New York Times bestseller book, The Snowball.
4. Yesterday my trainer had me do lunges and hold balances for 3 seconds on one foot in between each lunge. Six months ago I could not have done that. Six months ago I couldn't even do a lunge or hold a balance, much less do them in combination. For goodness sake, one year ago I couldn't even really walk! But yesterday I did those lunge/balance combos, easily. In fact, I kind of enjoyed them! I can not only walk, I can skip and twirl and even run on the elliptical. And I no longer wake up in the middle of the night, crying in pain.
This is tough, because there was rare wank (A Song of Ice and Fire wank, of all things! ) and large quantities of Twilight wank and Avatar shipping wank and the whole FanHistory mess and the LJ Advisory Board election mess and hilarious Moonlight wank (a personal fav because I loved that cheesey vampire show) and Clay Aiken outing himself and so, so many more but the winner, hands down, was the epic saga:
RDR v. Rowling and WB
I'm not going to link it. There are too many posts and I know people on both sides of the issue and don't want to upset anyone. IMO no matter which side you were on, it was the most noteworthy wank of the year. I used to know SVA (and I will state upfront I think he was very wrong but also very mislead by RDR and I hope that he manages to work through some things and move on to more productive pursuits).
Worst Things about 2008, Generally:
Where do I begin? I'm not going to try to make a numbered list. It's too depressing. Every year end round up in print and on TV reminds us: Spitzer; Blagojevich; The acrimony in the Democratic primaries; "Terrorist!" "Kill him!"; The economy's collapse; the completely boring, unfabugross return of 90210;The Bachelorette; Lame Duck Bush trying to wreck the planet as fast as he can before he's shipped back here (yes, here! Barf!); Rachel Zoe (Okay, she's pretty fabugross, but she's also extremely annoying and glorifies eating disorders, so she's a fabugross loser). I'm leaving a lot out because there was just so much that I can't even really get my mind wrapped around them all. Now we are ending the year with a full out Israeli-Palestinian war and a full out Time Warner - Viacom war. How fitting.
Personal worst for 2008: I can't think of one.
I've had a much better year than the world in general did. I've been insanely blessed, and you all are a big part of that blessing. You've given me great, heaping mounds of encouragement and support and been there for me when I was down (which wasn't often, but did happen a few times).
Personal Goals for 2009:
I don't believe in resolutions. I think they are a way of setting one's self up for failure. However, I do like to make some general goals to work towards, so in 2009 I'd like to:
1. Continue exercising and eating healthy food;
2. Read more;
3. Be more active in general;
4. Start doing some volunteer work.
What I'm most looking forward to in 2009:
My Hopes for 2009:
Good health, happiness, and prosperity for all of us!
Happy New Year's Everyone!
| Cons, SYTYCD, Top Chef
||[May. 29th, 2008|12:08 pm]
This has not been a good year for cons, has it? I feel really bad for anyone who’s running one these days. One thing that really hit me about the WisCon situation is that I distinctly remember seeing comments following theferret’s little mess that said something to the effect of, “Well, at least Wiscon is safe...” I have a few more thoughts on this, but I’m going to put them in a separate post. I think.
Speaking of cons, there is a big HP con here in Dallas this summer. I’m not attending the actual con, but if any of you are going to be in town and want to meet up, I’d love to see you.
( SYTYCD )
( Top Chef )
Seeing an ad for Project Runway last night made me giddy with joy!
| Everyone Else Has Posted About This and Now I Have Too
||[Apr. 23rd, 2008|08:30 pm]
Some words about the "Sexual Assault Project:" Let's face it, that's what it was no matter what cleverly deceptive name some fanboys want to give it.
Other people much smarter, better educated and more experienced than me have addressed this horror and done a much better job than I ever could of explaining what's wrong with it and why it's objectifying at best and sexual assault, and anyone who hasn't seen it should check out the many posts linked in this post for more coherent, intelligent responses. My own little rant is mostly about my own feelings and boy, did this set them off. I've been stewing over it for a couple of days now.
( Wherein I proceed to rant )
| Links and Friday Five
||[Nov. 9th, 2007|01:55 pm]
I have spent most of today packing up my cubie/area and the files behind me so that they can paint and lay carpet this weekend. Whee!
Here are some interesting links:
I found this especially interesting coming so soon after the JKR/WB v. SVA/RDR lawsuit was filed. Prince is suing fans over fansites
Deep Discount DVDs is having a sale starting today through November 25. 20% off and free shipping.
My answer to the question, “Why don’t you go to law school?” Part 3,562 and the reason a TV show that accurately depicted the legal industry would be soul-crushingly boring.
There are a lot of articles online regarding the writers’ strike, but I found this one especially cool.
Attack of Randomosity!
What is something you collect? Why?
Evening bags. Because they are cute and fun.
If you could make one ice cream flavor, what would the ingrediants be and what would be the name?
Haagen Dasz already makes it, and they call it Mayan Chocolate.
What can't you go a day without?
Air? Water? Oh, okay. Caffeine.
What position do you sleep in? *back, right side, left side, stomch...
I start out on my stomach or side and end up on my back.
What is your typical morning routine before work/school?
4:45 a.m. - Woken by cat, requesting attention and petting
5:20 a.m. - Manage to get back to sleep
6:00 a.m. - Alarm goes off; turn sound down and listen to NPR and snooze
6:30 a.m. - Cat determines radio is not going to shut up and leaves, making maximum possible fuss
7:00 a.m. - Cat returns, hoping alarm has shut off, and requesting more attention and petting, attempt to continue listening to NPR and snoozing, cat leaves again
7:45 a.m. - Drag body out of bed, shower, etc. , dress, check cat’s food, water and litter box and make sure office and closet doors are open for him, turn on plant lights, make coffee to take with me, take out trash on trash days, grab lunch out of freezer or fridge and stick it in tote bag, say goodbye to sulking cat
8:25 a.m. - leave for bus