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A Year in Review

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before? Break down and ask someone to help me get my financial shit together. IT WAS A GOOD IDEA.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Some. I got a job, I did not start taking classes again. I've maintained excellent friendships but haven't pursued spending time with individual friends as much as I would like to.
This year I resolved to stop worrying and love the internet again, give the school and friend stuff another go.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope!

4. Did anyone close to you die? Nope.

5. What countries did you visit? CANADA! I did visit Canada which I had never done before. Toronto was nice, I would like to go back. ...That was last year, right?

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? A boyfriend for most of the year. :3

7. What date(s) from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Memorial Day, as The Day We Did Not Go On A Date But Which Has A Name And Is Thus Easier To Remember, and November 24th, the day we started dating officially.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Being officially hired for this job, moving into a new apartment, having $1K in savings!

9. What was your biggest failure? Not being responsible and pro-active about my last apartment. Moving was good, but Blar and I sort of gave up on it months before we moved out, and it was a crappy living environment.

10. Did you suffer any illness or injury? Nothing unusual.

11. What was the best thing you bought? An anniversary present for my friends. :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My friend Jess, for basically being incredibly awesome and engineering the most positive change in my life for the year. ...I mean, boyfriend was also awesome but I'm not sure I would have been in the headspace to ask him out if it hadn't been for her.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled? There was some family drama that wasn't awesome, but nobody's in jail or disowned or anything.

14. Where did most of your money go? Food and booze, I'm sure. I spent a big chunk going to New Orleans, too.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? EVERYTHING.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011? I don't... uhhh... Rolling in the Deep, I guess?

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? Happier, most definitely!
ii. Thinner or fatter? Thinner, a little, which is a pleasant surprise.
iii. Richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Worrying about internet nonsense.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? Probably in Maryland, as always?

22. Did you fall in love in 2011: Yes. :3

23. How many one-night stands? Hm. There was a kissy sort of incident but nothing came of it. I don't do one night stands, really.

24. What was your favorite TV program? Game of Thrones, Project Runway (shut up), BBC's Sherlock

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I don't really hate anyone period.

26. What was the best book you read? Voice by Carla Speed-McNeil, The City and the City by Mieville,

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Andrew Bird

28. What did you want and get? A new computer!

29. What did you want and not get? A million dollars.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? Harry Potter and the OH MY GOD IS IT REALLY OVER?!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? Went out for dinner with friends, and I am now 30.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? ASKING BOY OUT SOONER.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011 ...Relaxed hipster-victorian?

34. What kept you sane? My BFF and other friends.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Benedict Cumberbach

36. What political issue stirred you the most? Occupy Wall Street

37. Who did you miss?

38. Who was the best new person you met? My current boss, Mrs. N. She's an artist, very intelligent, an excellent manager, and probably the best thing to happen to the Department in a long time.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011: If you've got a strong community, do not be shy about asking it for help!

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: Have the entire song:
psychick: (NOPUNCHBACKS)
JUST WRITE IT, FOOL! Okay, here we go:

Back from a weekend in an odd Pennsylvanian mix of golf course, beach and forest to celebrate the birthdays of various Scotts. I DROVE THE WHOLE WAY, IT WAS AWESOME. I rented a zippy little Mazda 3 Hatch and was well pleased with it - those of you who know anything about cars may or may not mock me for it, but the extent of my expertise when it comes to cars is: 1) When I hit the gas, does it go? 2) When I hit the brake, does it stop? 3) When I turn the wheel, does it make a small circle or a big one? and 4) How much gas does it eat? The 3 Hatch scored well on all points, and was big enough for five people and our luggage to survive a couple of hours. The handling on that car was really peppy, enough so that I was not a nervous wreck driving in NYC. Not even Yankees traffic could defeat me, and we went right by the stadium at 5pm! Makes me miss having a car...

I also miss not coughing all the time, and my own bed. At least one of this is immediately achievable, but as long as I've gotten up the momentum to post in this thing, I might as well make it worthwhile.

A list of points of interest:

1) Still working at CCNY. It's nice. I have a fish.
2) Moving out of Inwood. No, I do not know when or where or with who. There are a lot of not-quite-great options on the table, but I'll figure something out.
3) I am bringing so many people with me to the 4th of July BBQ, it's going to be amazing.
4) I AM GOING TO NEW ORLEANS, GDI. Damn the cost, I am GOING.
5) Ha ha ha ha what is money?
6) My friends are awesome, all the many groups of them.

Nerd talk begins here, non-nerds may go enjoy their evenings.

There's a lot I could say about various tabletop and LARP games that are going on presently, but this post is getting long enough. So instead of talking about things I am doing, I will talk about something I am not doing.

I'm not rp-ing anywhere online anymore. It's easy when you're part of a big vibrant group that's always coming up with new nonsense in whatever games its members stick their fingers into, but I fell out of that group for one reason or another. That stings, I'm not going to lie, but there are enough big vibrant things going on in rl that I don't actually miss it as a hobby. There are one or two people that I do miss fiercely however, and characters that are still fluttering about in my head like so many moths, but I still associate the activity with that lost group. One day I may regain the interest and the interpersonal support, but it's not today. It was awesome while it lasted, and I am so happy to have made the friends that I did. Y'all are the best, and I enjoy reading up on what's going on in your lives, real or imaginary. ♥


Jan. 19th, 2011 02:09 am
psychick: (Bok Bok Bok)

Your name and/or username.
Where you're from.

The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium, and Herbs.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
psychick: (Travel)
And I did not see a single moose. Unless by "moose" you mean my friends, in which case I saw four, and slept in one of their houses. Those friends being namely: [ profile] lowellboyslash, [ profile] takhys, [ profile] telekine and NEW FRAND [ profile] theoriginalspy.

My impression of Toronto is that it is a pretty okay place! We went to the Museum, which was something between the Met with its sculptures and mummies, and the Natural History Museum, with its dinosaurs and stuffed things behind glass. (Tiny baby dinosaur fossils! And who doesn't like a good Giant Sloth?) There was also a GIGANTIC PUBLISHING FAIRE thing, at which all of Canada's publishers, large and small, and several major stores set up under tents and sell books on the cheap. I bought Hellboy instead of maple syrup or whatever other kitchy thing, and I am not ashamed. Also, I have seen the Polkaroo live, and all I understand is how little I understand.

I also glimpsed Lake Ontario, and yes it was a rather Great Lake (haw haw), what with the sky being huge and gorgeous and some boats being out on it. Having spent most of my formative years in Maryland, I am a sucker for large bodies of water with sailboats. If a decent crabcake had occurred at any point in the trip, I might not have come back at all. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OLD BAY, CANADA? IF SO, LET'S TALK.

Also. If, in the future, I ever say to you "yes, I am going on a trip just for the weekend. I'm coming back Sunday night / Monday morning and am going straight to work! It'll be fine!" please know that I am lying, and that I will actually just be going straight to bed. Fortunately, it was a very good Monday for calling out sick, so I was telling the truth about the fine part.
psychick: (False Advertising)
Do you remember how, when you were little and you went to the beach, sometimes the surf was a little rough and you'd be out there playing when suddenly a wave would just knock you tush-over-teakettle and you'd be swirling around with no clear idea which direction was up, limbs flailing and thumping at the sandy bottom that was coming at you from every inconceivable angle until you found yourself sitting in the shallows with water up your nose and the middling-to-high likelihood that something unfortunate has happened to your bathing suit? But it was okay, 'cause you were still at the beach and your friends/family are like WHOA ARE YOU OKAY in that concerned-but-also-amused way, and you can just have an icecream or something and then get right back in there? In the day at the beach that is the sum total of my life, that's been happening a lot.

The metaphor holds up very well, because the thing is, you can spend every day of your life swimming or surfing, and wipe-outs will still happen. Skill and experience help of course, but you will inevitably end up upside down, under water, getting intimately acquainted with the shoreline.

Over the past month or so, I have not gotten the CCNY job I'd been doing since April, despite constant praise for the work I was doing. I've trained my replacement, and moved heavy office furniture into her new work space. I've gone on vacation and watched my friends' hearts break under the weight of doing the right thing. I've eaten and paid rent on charity, and split my time between my own home and friends. I've found a new online game that I enjoy, and am co-STing a tabletop. I've given away a cat and been budgeted into a grant for a puppet show. I've cancelled my trip to New Orleans, and am going on a new trip to Toronto. I've been asked to be in a wedding party, and seen pictures of my cousin's newborn son. I've been given a part-time position by a friend's boss and told that I could return to work there any time, and been re-assigned to CCNY.

I think everything's going to be cool again. Or at least no less cool than it was. My bank account is still a joke, but at this point if I had $500 to my name for more than a day at a time, I would probably faint. SOMEDAY, ADULTHOOD. SOMEDAY, I'LL GET YOU YET.
psychick: (3(Nerd))
So perhaps a post? It's been what, four months?

Real Life Things

1) I am almost-but-not-yet-actually-but-really-probably-for-sure-this-time permanently employed in the Psych department of City College. It's nice here.

2) People who are getting married in the near and not-so-near future include two of my close friends here in NYC, and my sister and I approve of both of these unions. I approve of them x 1,000 each.

3) I am torn between the need to eat better and exercise and my great love of comfort food and comfort living. Oh, metabolism of my youth, how I pine for thee!

4) Roommate and I are taking our extra cat to BARC asap. Buddy the marmalade tom is a most excellent cat with a fine Edward Gorey profile, but we just don't have the room and the other cats hate him (this is more their fault than his - our girl cats are weeeird) so it must be done. We should have done it a year ago, but leaving him at a shelter where he won't be cared for and will eventually be killed wasn't something we could live with.

Roleplaying Things

1) I am totally going to NEW ORLEANS for the big Cam convention this year guys. It's going to be wicked awesome, and I am being so careful in saving for it and buying things in steps, you don't even know. >:|

2) I am seriously considering getting theatrical makeup and platform shoes to make myself look more like a chimp/yeti for this convention. I also want a new ball gown. I also want a pony and a million dollars and a time machine.

3) I am sooo ready for my Masquerade character to be approved for play. I'm torn between being patient and pestering the ST. On the one hand, the guy has been unbelievably busy at work and I feel for him, but on the other hand, I need him to pay attention for three hot seconds so that I can pretend to be a horrible old monster made of ooky shadow tentacles and disdain!


On-Line RP Things

1) There's something in me that just can't muster any interest in general nexus games right now, even though basically everyone I love playing with is on one nexus or another. I need more structure than that atm, I guess.

2) I apped a stupid anime character at C&C, AND I AM NOT ASHAMED.

3) /waits patiently for Humanity RP to start. :3

Aaand so that's it. HELLO INTERNET HOW ARE YOU
psychick: (Little Stars)
But first, a meme:

What sort of character traits/types do you associate with me?
What sort of characters would you challenge me to play?

1) Ars Magica: The best ever, even if sessions keep getting cancelled. My early-Summer Bear Bjornaer now has a big crush on a late-Autumn Flambeau who's going to get himself KILLED trying to become Primus. Eeexcellent.
2) Mage: I took a big risk with my character recently and while I now have no idea what's going to happen from session to session, I'm really excited to have no idea what's going to happen from session to session. I have session tonight and I have no idea what's going to happen! YAY!
3) Nobilis: I would like moar. SUCH DARK TEMPTATION, allowing me to cameo, last session. (I am trying not to be annoying about this, and probably failing.)

1) Requiem: Trucking along, trucking along. My little Ordo Nos keeps getting cookies for being competent and extremely nosy.
2) Changeling: I'm going to get my Ogre through Spring and then probably bring in a new character. I like her, but she's just not doing anything.
3) Mage: They made me Hierarch, and then I got busy. Crap.
5) Masquerade: I am totally making a Lasombra Antitribu Elder, you guys. It's going to be EPIC.

1) Taxon: Lizardy-vampire is as pleased and outraged as ever, but atm I have no idea what is going on in the comm. THERE IS A HOUSE PARTY PLOT. THINGS ARE HAPPENING WHAT ARE THEY. One day I will finish Kurt's app. One day.
2) Anything other than Taxon: There isn't anything other than Taxon.

AND THAT'S IT. I guess I should go write something on my RL journal. Ever. Ahem.
psychick: (Avoid-dance)
I should probably post in my rl journal about the nonsense that is my life anymore (as opposed to the endless twitter posts that may or may not be an acceptable replacement), but the small hours after a day of constant low-level fretting will lead to nothing I want to read in the morning.

Instead, I will spread the horror good word:


Nov. 17th, 2008 10:00 am
psychick: (Just Another Monarch Monday)
Weena Comes Out <---GUYS THIS ONE IS EPIC.

We ad-libbed the whole thing. >XD

(X-posted. For great victory.)

Oh I guess I could write some things about my life too. It has become EXCITING! I go on trips. I have been to Connecticut and to Pennsylvania, mostly by being a huuuuge mooch off other people who are driving. Someday I will get PAID and then I can be the overgenerous one again... but probably not for a few months. My bank account is more of a dream than a fact at this time. ;__; Thank goodness for the kindness of others.

But I am very glad about getting to travel around on little nerd vacations (which I will henceforth call nerdcations) because my characters are a blast to play, and its really nice to have a hobby that's as consistently rewarding bot creatively and socially as larping has been so far. A formal introduction to my characters: I have a big dumb ogre, [ profile] walked_far, with a skill specialty that gives her bonuses to beating people up with their own limbs, an exciteable Nosferatu ubernerd vampire, [ profile] teratologia who distributes anti-drug pamphlets, and a fussy little mage, [ profile] whats_best who is based on my little sister and is going to FIX THIS CITY darnit, and who is adorable. I can never TELL my sister about this, because she thinks I'm super-weird as it is (and I am, so full points for observation there) but it makes me happy in my heart. :3

I can't claim that the Camarilla is a flawless machine of drama-free funtimes, but it's still pretty darned cool, and I'm really liking the folks I've met so far.
psychick: (Happy Dance!)

Double posted due to puppets.

PS: I find it hilarious that I have one hundred zillion icons for this journal and SIX for my rl one. How can anyone LIVE at that speed?
psychick: (Summer/Floored)
*collapses in a heap*

Hey guys, I'm back, but not yet fully back actually, as I'm recouperating at some friends' and will not be properly home until later tonight.

Con report is here! Had a grand time.

I know a bunch of you IMed me, and I'm sorry to not have gotten back to you, but I think I looked at my phone a grand total of once the whole time.
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[ profile] rscott: And you should have already gotten an email about Dante's plumbingbuddy1, because I posted a comment to your journal as you asked me to.
[ profile] snapples_apples: Oh!
[ profile] snapples_apples: Well my bad then
[ profile] rscott: I like acronyms.
[ profile] rscott: Public Bottom
[ profile] rscott: Perfunctory Beating
[ profile] snapples_apples: Aww, he's cute.
[ profile] snapples_apples: Perspiring Battledore
[ profile] rscott: Planetary Balding
[ profile] snapples_apples: Prescription Beatings
[ profile] snapples_apples: Prehensile Blunderbuss
[ profile] rscott: I had to look up Battledore
[ profile] snapples_apples: LOL I figured
[ profile] rscott: I hate you.
[ profile] rscott: Pubic Brush
[ profile] snapples_apples: I remember it from some...cartoon. They go "applecore, nevermore, what's the score"
[ profile] snapples_apples: Damn what was that cartoon.
[ profile] snapples_apples: Anyway, battledore was one of the words and I liked it, as a girl.
[ profile] rscott: ah. You are a dork.
[ profile] snapples_apples: I am. I'm a born fangirl.
[ profile] snapples_apples: Damn this is going to bother me. I think it was some really old Disney cartoon.
[ profile] rscott: Obvious to everyone.
[ profile] rscott: Google seems to imply that it may have been a donald duck and chip n' dale toon.
[ profile] snapples_apples: When your mom has to make up fanfic about the Superfriends to entertain you while you're being potty-trained...yeah, there's your sign
[ profile] snapples_apples: Yes!
[ profile] snapples_apples: Yes.
[ profile] snapples_apples: Yes yes
[ profile] rscott: Google wins again.
[ profile] snapples_apples: It went "Applecore, nevermore, who's your friend, ME!" and then they'd hit him in the face with an apple.
[ profile] snapples_apples: Man. Twenty year old memories.

1 For those of you who, like Rob, are not l33t, we're talking about PBs, aka "Played By"s, or "If I were going to make this into a film, this is the person I would cast to play my character."
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A collection of reference materials for the Ars game I'm playing with my pals in NYC.

Under this cut! )


Feb. 3rd, 2008 09:06 pm
psychick: (Fairyland of Science)
I took the GREs and all I made was this awesome artwork? )

Oh! And I think I did alright on the GRE. 650 verbal, which is EXACTLY what I got on the SATs, and 520 quantitative, which is...not as good as might have been, but I thought I'd done far worse. The writing portions of the test I won't know my scores on until later.
psychick: (Default)
Ooo tired. Note to self: post log of convo from last night re: McCarthyism on the Internets.

I'm getting a looot of good rp lately. On the RL front, I couldn't be enjoying Ars Magica more, and I'm looking forward to regular session on Tuesday after two weeks of downtime preludes. On LJ, SURPRISE AWESOMENESS for [ profile] unwearied_fire, who's a joy to play. Blessings! Space ships! Unwitting priestesses! It's good to be a god. On IRC, [ profile] im_in_zane has been having a ball, which is great. Huzzah for successful reboots! There's also been plot for [ profile] allican_take (sullen Kurt is sullen) and a new pup who will need a journal.

I'd started a current-616 Kurt at [ profile] milliways_bar but have fallen off that horse until I get the latest issues. That place is fast-paced!

If only I could do all this AND sleep...

Also, a survey thing.

OH! AND! Season two of Torchwood rocks my face. That is all.


Sep. 14th, 2007 03:14 pm
psychick: (Bok Bok Bok)

How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something and you were really confused, but you didn't want to ask because you knew you *should* know? How many times have you felt guilty asking an LJ friend a question that should be obvious? Well, here's your chance. If you've missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something extremely basic, like where I live! - Though I reserve the right not to answer anything that may give stalkers information they need not have or my home address. I'm not allowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions - we've all missed things before.

(X-posted to the rl journal, sorry if you get a double!)
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A semi-academic examination of Snape in the 7th book.

Spoilers, obviously.


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