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2009-09-08 08:06 am

054: where we ping on the radar

Surfacing for air on the internet! Seems foolish, what with the whole no-air thing going on, but hey!

HOW GOES EVERYONE?
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2009-08-04 09:47 pm

051: where we did it!

Awesome!

The very definition of this post.

Because we? ARE AWESOME. AND TIRED. AND IN VARIOUS FORMS OF JOINT PAIN.

Of that wordcount, 20k was this past weekend alone. WE ARE HARDCORE?

ETA: Okay, so we're not ALWAYS awesome. LOL, forgot to charge my phone last night.
reignsdown: (Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!)
2009-08-03 09:29 am

050: where it is interesting

Day to finish draft one of coverse novel?

Also day that left hand is all LOL YOU CANNOT TYPE. And trying? HOLY YAY OW.

I AM TYPING. I WILL TRUMP THIS.

LOLOL, over 140k wordcount. THIS IS AWESOME, OMG.
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2009-07-25 07:07 am

041: where the pattern jumps 'verses

This morning, the song was Machines & Robots (Tupelo Honey); character song for Kam from my main solo novel 'verse.

So! Yesterday, I took the knowledge test required for a 6L licence. Passing it translates to: I HAVE A MOTORCYCLE LEARNER'S LICENCE! ♥

Went to the 'rents to glee about it and father immediately got me to sit on the Vulcan, where I learned the basics of the bike that we're 99.9% certain he'll be giving me. Eee, I will get the bike I wanted from the moment he bought it! ♥

This is (roughly) what the bike looks like. Mine has some leather saddlebags and seat accessories, plus an Irish leprechaun zapstrapped to it, under the windscreen that this one is also missing, BUT THE COLOUR AND THE AWESOME OF IT IS RIGHT!

And, in typical learner's fashion, I nearly rode it into a wall. HE WAS MAKING ME DO HARD THINGS, like trying to balance an 800 cc motorbike at 4km/h without correcting with my feet. This is coordination that will come with time, daddy, BUT OMG I WAS RIDING THE VULCAN.

Okay, thinking about it again is making me excited all over again. jfkdlasjfldkas Need to acquire a throwaway bike in the interim, because I don't want to take the skills test with the 800, as you need to be able to lay down and pick up the bike easily, plus go at extremely slow speeds. While I will eventually be able to do this with the Vulcan, I want to practice on something a little less powerful (200-300 cc range).

Also: It is hot. Enough that I'm going to take a cold shower, if I can swing it. Looking forward to house and a shower that is (hopefully) not as possessed as this one. Wanting to start packing, need to find my packing tape and the tape gun. Need to give notice and arrange shite with the landlord here.
reignsdown: (Oh come ON)
2009-07-22 08:47 pm

039: where there is no middle temp

I wore a long-sleeved shirt to counteract the air-conditioning.

I am STILL COLD.

Oh, Starbucks, why so Arctic in the summer?

But, hey! At 2,222 words for novella #01, so the cold is trumped by neat numbers, amirite?
reignsdown: (Dunno?)
2009-07-22 06:02 am

038: where sleep ATE the answer

Right before I drifted off, had the perfect idea of how to re-write a scene that I didn't like.

Woke up this morning and the fix is gone.

Sleep, why you do this to me?

ALSO: In addition to ball, I has house! WEll, not really, but I has house I will be RENTING (with two others). Glorious space. ♥
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2009-07-14 06:26 am

035: where we... uh...

This 'eating breakfast before work' thing is going to take time to get back into.

Man, stomach, it's not THAT BAD.

BUT! I have done it. Breakfast BEFORE work, first time in two and more years. For a while, I wasn't eating breakfast at all, and then I was eating at work (granola bar style). Stomach is not trained to be eating this early.
reignsdown: (Cue theme song guy)
2009-07-12 09:19 am

033: where we attended things!

Did not make it to the parade, but made it to the tail end of the park festivities! There were a fair number of people out there, enjoying the weather and listening to someone on the microphone talking about laughing and trying to get people to laugh with her. Repeatedly saw the winner of the city's Pride drag show at the events.

(Mostly, at the park, sat and appreciated the pretty ladies, talked with [personal profile] athos about physical pings re: the crowd.)

Signed the Pride banner, et al. Bought Pride flags and proceeded to shoot pool at the Legion, where apparently at least one person disliked the fact we were carrying rainbow flags. Fact of life, y'know?

Thought about ditching on the rest, but Roy roundabout encouraged me into confidence to go to the film festival. There were some very interesting short films there, including six 30 second or so clips made by youth who attended a queer-friendly camp in the province. Those six filmets carried very interesting messages, far deeper than I'd have expected of the age group. Messages about stereotyping, gender ambiguity and its social conundrums, discrimination (reversing the norm, a clip about a heterosexual couple being slurred against; put yourself in our shoes was the message), and similar trends. Very powerful messages for the age group.

The last film there was the one I appreciated most. Fat Femme Mafia talked about the growing movement to appreciate 'fat people' and the fact that 'fat people' is so very hard to define. What hit me about it was the message that it's not about accepting who you are for what you are, but knowing that there will be days when you wake up and feel lazy/gross/fat and days that you feel awesome. I have that mixture of days and really appreciated that others do to, because normally? I don't mind my weight and try to dress to match, but sometimes... augh, oh yes, augh.

We also decided to attend the Pride dance. SO MANY PEOPLE. So many women who kept staring at Roy (she wore her boobilicious shirt). So many who kept staring at me with the 'how did you land someone THAT HOT' look. OH HUMANS, LOL. Friend, not girlfriend. Met a few more of the local community, learned that there's a GLBT night club open only on Saturdays in this city (heard mixed things about it).

Saw an incredibly convincing drag queen, hoshit. Beautiful hair, a little heavy on the makeup, gorgeous outfit and false cleavage. So graceful, et al. IT WAS AMAZING.

Also: Cowboy with a pride flag in his hat. Men in kilts with bondage harnesses. So many lesbian couples; I had no idea this city had this much community. People KNOW if you've been there before.

There were some downsides to the day and reinforcements to some thoughts I have, but overall? AWESOME FUN.
reignsdown: (Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!)
2009-07-08 08:05 pm

031: where we have plans!

Okay, so!

Family wanted me to come camp with them this weekend. Opted out, because it is the Pride Festival this weekend and I have been wanting to attend parts of it.

Reunion (10 years, high school) is August 29th and I have tentatively decided to go. Will trip out to Edmonton with 'rents (to save on hotel costs, LOL), then trip up to LLB (two hours) for the pig roast. Should things go well, I'll crash somewhere in LLB for the night, then drive back. If I feel alienated by the town and want to tell them to STFU, I book it the two hours back to Edmonton on sweet, sweet Albertan backroads. Oh, 130km/h, I love you.

Well, that'd make it significantly SHORTER than two hours, still. The shortest I ever heard anyone making it was in forty minutes. You do NOT want to know.

Back at work and life is good enough! Working on files and being productive, but distracted because ten hours days, LOL.

THAT IS THAT. How are all y'all doing??
reignsdown: (Ball = answer to EVERYTHING)
2009-07-04 08:59 pm

028: where we stare at the light fixture

Mother confirmed a suspicion I've been harbouring for a while. This vacation has been good for me in many ways, including now the fact I've lost weight.

Off the ass, to be brutally specific, but pretty much all over. Nothing epic, but I was eyeing myself in the mirror yesterday and thought I'd lost something there.

This is where we go: GO TEAM ME!

The challenge will be keeping it off with the return to work on Tuesday.

Typically, I have certain capability to be far more eloquent. However, I've been writing characters that are not quite so intelligent and, as such, my own diction has been faltering in a reflection of that.

(On this note, writing Nicolas's book means that I will sound BRILLIANT if the diction!fail works in reverse.)
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2009-06-24 01:36 pm

019: where we ROCKED OUT

Tupelo Honey and Incura were AWESOME live. Shinedown was also fine, but not nearly as badass in person. Expect Roy to do some pimping of them later. Picked up two CDs for each band, ripped, loving the music!

Have decided that taking the bassist of Shinedown, putting him with the vocalist of Incura and the guitarist (D) of Tupelo Honey would make a band of adorable awesome.

Note: Adorable, when used by Alex, is a definition of badass, not cute.

Am currently sitting in a Starbucks in Surrey, working on the first draft of my second novel, because editing the first one is not working. Worked a bit on a Newverse piece and stared at the Coverse novella I'm supposed to be writing, to no productive end. Contemplated some psychoanalysis, then realised that I'm not awake enough to psychoanalyse.

The weather is rainy and cold today, this is having an influence on my ability to be awake. Not tired, more like lethargic in very many shapes and forms. And all this disjointed writing is coming on the heels of deciding that writing coherent posts would be useful.

Also: Saw the ultimate in androgynous last night on the way back to the hotel from the concert. I could not tell! Very pretty, very... androgynous.
reignsdown: (Cue theme song guy)
2009-06-20 08:41 pm

018: where we ROCK

Over 5,000 words on chapter today? Oh yeah!

Plus another 2-3k on miscellaneous writing? Oh yeah!

Pondering writing more now!
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2009-06-02 09:10 am

011: where we find not one thing, but another

Spent part of the morning seeking to acquire Twelve Year Silence, an album by Dark New Day that was released in 2005 and has subsequently dropped off the face of available.

Found, instead, a copy of Statement, an album by Nonpoint that was released off their old label in 2000 and was similarly absent from the face of available.

Ordered Statement, as it was very reasonably priced and from a shipper I trust. SO PLEASED, YAY. One album closer to having all of Nonpoint's albums!

Still stumped on Dark New Day. Will puppy eye [personal profile] athos soon for the assist.
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2009-05-31 09:12 pm

010: where we recap the day

And that day was spent playing pool. Scotch-doubles tournament with Roy, placed (___) out of nine teams! Guess the place. Hint: Walked away with most sportsmanlike woman award.

(Which, for the record, EMBARRASSING AS HELL!)

Also: I have a ball. I CAN TAKE ON ANYTHING!