I'm Back

20 May 2017 08:00 pm
aivix: (Default)
After taking the intervening time between semesters for myself, I have returned to LJ/DW and will hopefully get my butt back to writing in the next few days.

What did I do in that interim period? I went to the March for Science in NYC on a rather drizzly day and participated in a color run with my friend K; I bought a ridiculously overpriced hair dryer and dyed my hair a lovely red-violet color that my boss has yet to comment on (*snerk*). I don't know if I'll be keeping this color or going for a deeper purple, but I'm enjoying it.

I went to free comic book day up in Massachusetts with my close friend B, where several young men stared at us wide-eyed because girls were in a comic book store which entertained us to no end. I learned that day that there are, in fact, Batman Beyond comics and got some level of judgement from the guys who run the shop for purchasing 2 of the Stargate: Atlantis comics from the Kickstarter campaign. I almost left with a Hawkeye Hot Toy. Instead, I saved the money and have since started collecting some of the Aquaman merch that I find on clearance. I now have a cute little Aquaman Dorbz to sit with my Funko POP! Maui and a plush Aquaman that I will likely have to constantly steal back from the cats!

There was a trip to Florida with the niece & nephew. For the record, after 30 years, I should know better than to go into EPCOT without a water bottle: I dehydrated, overheated, and threw up on a Cast Member. The sunburn I got that day could have guided in planes and took a week to calm down enough I could throw my purse strap on it. Upside, I got to ride the new Frozen ride in Disney and can legitimately say I hate that they replaced Maelstrom with it.

My new semester starts Monday, and I'll be re-taking the class that the video didn't pass as well as emergency procedures. If I can pass it this time, I'll be on track to graduate after the fall semester. I'm crossing my fingers that I can start videotaping this week after work and have it submitted well before the due date. If I can do that, it'll give me time to correct any videos that she finds fault with.

I'm going to try to catch up on the flist, but how have you all been? :)

Home & Rec

1 Jan 2017 06:09 pm
aivix: (Smile)
I'm home from Florida and back in 40 degree temps, much to my chagrin. That said, I am exhausted like I've never been before: our plan had been to leave FL on a 7:55pm flight or the 9:50pm if we couldn't make the earlier one. (Mom works for an airline so we're able to move from flight to flight if needed.) Well, we didn't realize as we cleaned up the condo and packed up our stuff, that both flights were delayed. We didn't get on a plane until after 12 (Airport New Year), we weren't in the air until 1am. Unfortunately that meant we didn't get home until around 4:30, and while I slept until 11:30, I still feel wiped out.

Which is probably why I've been unable to focus on things for more than a few minutes at a time. I've been looking at prompts on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic, but stringing words together coherently isn't happening. I did post a fill (yesterday? Friday?) that was NASA AU here that I need to get onto today's lonely prompts post, though I always feel silly posting one lone fill.

I did manage sit down and (at intervals) read Secret Ingredient, which was my gift from [livejournal.com profile] sga_secretsanta this year. It's a Kitchen Confidental (Movie, 2007) AU, with Rodney, John, and Madison. It seriously made my day. If you haven't read it yet, I really cannot recommend it highly enough.
aivix: (First Class)
Happy "it's between Christmas and New Years and that's all I know" week.

I set myself up with a new layout for Christmas and then realized, well, I have the time now to change it out for the new year. I should have waited for January because holy crap, LJ coding is much more difficult than I remember. I was using a layout supplied by one of the layout comms, but just modifying it to get what I wanted was like a crash course in css all over again.

At least it's mostly done and in a pretty teal & yellow (with a hint of purple) color scheme. I need to get my tags situated to the currents the way I want, but that's a battle for another day.

I've been in Florida since Christmas Eve, grateful that I was able to keep my week's vacation as planned. We stayed at Bay Lake Tower in Disney for two nights, then went home to the condo. The weather has been amazing, if a bit hot for me: I'm a girl who likes it no warmer than 75 and it's been getting up to 80-85. Still, no real rainstorms and a good breeze everyday. If hadn't just spent three hours working on the LJ & uploading pictures to FB, I'd post some here.

We've been to all 4 parks and Downtown Disney Springs, all were far more crowded than I care for. I usually am here in the off-season, when you can walk a good distance without walking into other people; I was nearly mowed down by a pre-teen pushing a stroller in Magic Kingdom last night and was stepped on in EPCOT. Animal Kingdom, likely because it was Christmas Day and everyone was waiting to get into MK, was the only one where I was able to move around without bumping into someone. But I'm always glad to be here, so I can't complain too much when I was able to get fastpasses for Toy Story Mania and Expedition Everest. (And got a cupcake from Erin McKenna's.)

I do need to go questing at the Studios for a set of Star Wars light up Mickey Ears. I've been seeing them all over and have told my family that even if I only run in, find them, purchase them, and leave, I'm happy. Seriously, they have X-Wings, TIE Fighters, and the Death Star, the nerd in me requires them.

That will likely be tonight or tomorrow, however, as someone in the house is sick. I can go out on my own, but they said they'd like to go with, so we'll see in a few hours what happens. Otherwise, that means fic. There were some awesome prompts that went up on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic's last few entries and I've got some ideas brewing.
aivix: (Florida)
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! <3
aivix: (Birds)
What I Should Be Doing: Homework. Or, alternately, filling a couple of prompts I've been hoarding.

What I Am Doing: Watching The Martian under the cooling breeze of my AC.

Because when the clinic AC is on the fritz and the entirety of the staff is sweltering at ~85 degrees in the middle of the closed-in treatment room, coming home to an equally hot apartment is more than this girl can handle. I do honestly try to not use the AC before mid-June/early-July, but I caved today and asked Dad to help me get the unit in the window.

The installation is just in time to make sure my cats don't bake while I'm gone for the weekend--Florida bound for the birthday--since apparently, we have a heat wave. I know it's always hot as hell over Memorial Day weekend but it was 83 degrees in my door-closed, black-out-curtains-closed 200sq studio apartment at 6pm. Which also makes me worry about how hot it's going to be at the condo. :/ A secret: I hate snow, but I hate humidity even more and when combined with the high temps down there, I have a feeling that I'll be spending a lot of the weekend in a pool or in air conditioned places.

At least, if I'm inside, though, I'm likely to have my laptop with me and able to do some writing. In between more homework.

One day I'll be done with school. One day.
aivix: (Florida)
Mom and I came down to Orlando for a few days of Disney. I've been braindead from work and school, and since my favorite patient had to be put to sleep Friday, I was more than willing to get out of New York for a bit. I'm still terrible at flying, though--thank God I brought my laptop, though I wish I'd remembered my damn portable HD since I no longer keep a lot of movies/TV on the computer itself. Still, we're heading over to Disney this evening and I always relax once you stick me on a ride, so the HD is moot anyway. :p

Been sporadically working on the various fics I have going over the last few days. Nothing much has come, mainly because I keep getting stuck but I'm hopeful that I can get something finished before the end of March. I'd really like it to be some of the Catalyst 'verse that I've been working on or Morituri since I've been working on that since November.

fangirling

stargate: atlantis
john/rodney • john/rodney/carson • rodney/carson • john/elizabeth

mcu
clint/phil • tony/bruce

star trek aos
jim/bones

skyfall
bond/q

seaquest

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