wahlee: (Go me!)
To go to California! Yes, friends, I'll be spending the next 5 days at Laguna Beach, which delights me no end. :) The only thing that's sad is that there is no internet access whatsoever, so I can't even keep up. So don't go TOO crazy while I'm gone. If anything of import happens, though, plz to be texting me kthx.

I'll also try to make a voice post or two while I'm gone, so I won't completely be disappearing off the planet.

Not that most of you would notice the difference, the way I've been posting lately. :P

See you Monday night!
wahlee: (Go me!)
To go to California! Yes, friends, I'll be spending the next 5 days at Laguna Beach, which delights me no end. :) The only thing that's sad is that there is no internet access whatsoever, so I can't even keep up. So don't go TOO crazy while I'm gone. If anything of import happens, though, plz to be texting me kthx.

I'll also try to make a voice post or two while I'm gone, so I won't completely be disappearing off the planet.

Not that most of you would notice the difference, the way I've been posting lately. :P

See you Monday night!
wahlee: (Go me!)
To go to California! Yes, friends, I'll be spending the next 5 days at Laguna Beach, which delights me no end. :) The only thing that's sad is that there is no internet access whatsoever, so I can't even keep up. So don't go TOO crazy while I'm gone. If anything of import happens, though, plz to be texting me kthx.

I'll also try to make a voice post or two while I'm gone, so I won't completely be disappearing off the planet.

Not that most of you would notice the difference, the way I've been posting lately. :P

See you Monday night!
wahlee: (Anne Shirley)
Okay. Let's see. I think I'm going to break this down into categories for ease of organization and such.

1) School: Pretty much the same. What with starting a new job and still being quite exhausted, not much progress has been made on the thesis. But things are looking up for this week. I'm determined not to let myself get stressed out about it again, as it will simply exacerbate the problem.

2) Job: Loving it. Everyone is really friendly and they think I'm great (I'm in a fair way to getting a big head with all the praise I get). The phones are anywhere from steady to nonexistent, but never off-the-hook. During the time between phone calls I'm free to do whatever I like. They have little projects for me every now and then (they're already quite enamoured of my editing skills), but if there's nothing that needs to be done, I can read, play solitaire, surf the web, whatever. So yeah, good job for me. :) I'll admit that it was tough getting up in time to be there at 8 every morning, but that's the beauty of this switching-off deal-- I only have to do that for a week. I am trying to be up *by* 8 on my afternoon-weeks, though.

3) Family: We're doing well. My niece and nephew are about the most adorable things ever. We're trying to nail down dates for a family vacation (including both married couples and my Grandma By) to upstate New York at the end of April/first of May. I'm way excited.

4) Friends: Good. :) [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen has invited me to join her and a couple other friends for a trip to Laguna Beach over Easter, which I'm very excited about. In the meantime, I hang out with her once a week at Institute. The trip to California will include a day at Disneyland, so I'll get to see [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic while I'm down there as well. :)

5) Fandom: Still working at Scribbulus, and am very excited that HarryPotterSeven.com is up and running. :) I'm the one in charge of making the .pdf version, and I'm trying to work on that a little every day-- so hopefully it won't be too long until you can download all of our brilliance as an e-book. I'm also doing a bit more at SQ (which I basically ignored for several months). I guess the excitement of a new book is bringing me back to my roots. :) I'm, unfortunately, a few days behind on the [livejournal.com profile] canon_orx reading, but I hope to catch up soon. (As an aside for my Austen-loving friends: the more I hear about the upcoming Becoming Jane movie, the more I want an undead monkey around to shoot. Grrr.)

6) Church: I was unexpectedly called into the Bishop's office last week, and I got a new calling. I'm no longer teaching the adult Sunday School class-- instead I'm a Ward Missionary (which mainly involves working with those within your ward boundaries that are members but not currently attending). I've never done anything like it before, so I'm a bit nervous, but also excited. I'm going to miss teaching, though. While I was in the interview, my Bishop (who is a close family friend-- the guy who made my Ravenclaw cake at [livejournal.com profile] wahleecon, actually), decided I needed a priesthood blessing (which, for the unfamilar, is where a man holding the priesthood lays their hands on your head and tells you what God needs you to hear-- comfort, healing, and advice), and made me sit right down and have one. It was one of the more amazing blessings I've ever had. There was comfort, yes, but there was more advice. He basically told me I need to change nearly everything about my life (pray and read my scriptures more consistently, go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, eat healthier, exercise, and many more things), and that if I did these things, God would bless me in ways I'd never thought possible--including being able to write my thesis. So, I'm trying. It's slow going, changing your life, but I know it will be worth it. This week I worked on the prayer and scripture study, and also the adjusting of sleeping patterns. Next week I'm adding in exercise. I've already been eating better (because of Weight Watchers--I've lost nearly 15 pounds so far, yay!), but I'm trying to do better at eating natural foods instead of processed stuff. So, yes. I'm on my way to a new me.

7) Hobbies: I've bought a fabulous new book called Victorian Lace Today, and I want to knit pretty much every single project in it. I'm starting easy, though (the very first project in the book, to help me learn how to follow a chart and such), and hope to be able to make one of the shawls as a wedding present for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen. I even bought some 100% silk yarn from India off eBay the other day, and I can't wait until it arrives. :) I'm working on a very simple practice shawl for my sister right now, then I'll make a more complicated one for myself, and then do Jen's. I finally went to a new yarn store I heard about back around Thanksgiving (I've avoided it until now, because I didn't have any money and knew I'd be entirely too tempted if I even set foot in it) and-- I'm pretty much in love. For your basic Cascade or Plymouth or Lamb's Pride stuff, it's not a great store, but if you want anything exotic, three wishes Fiber Arts is the store for you. They've got Noro from Japan and Bamboo Silk and gorgeous 100% merino superwash wool, and-- even more cool-- roving to spin your own yarn. They teach classes in not just knitting and crocheting, but also weaving, spinning, dyeing, and tatting. It makes me want to be independently wealthy. I've never seen so many yarns I want to buy.

I think that pretty much covers it. :P I'm going to try to update once a week, now, so you'll hear from me soon. Great big hugs to everyone on my flist who needs them-- and thanks for your love and concern. :) It's helped a lot.
wahlee: (Anne Shirley)
Okay. Let's see. I think I'm going to break this down into categories for ease of organization and such.

1) School: Pretty much the same. What with starting a new job and still being quite exhausted, not much progress has been made on the thesis. But things are looking up for this week. I'm determined not to let myself get stressed out about it again, as it will simply exacerbate the problem.

2) Job: Loving it. Everyone is really friendly and they think I'm great (I'm in a fair way to getting a big head with all the praise I get). The phones are anywhere from steady to nonexistent, but never off-the-hook. During the time between phone calls I'm free to do whatever I like. They have little projects for me every now and then (they're already quite enamoured of my editing skills), but if there's nothing that needs to be done, I can read, play solitaire, surf the web, whatever. So yeah, good job for me. :) I'll admit that it was tough getting up in time to be there at 8 every morning, but that's the beauty of this switching-off deal-- I only have to do that for a week. I am trying to be up *by* 8 on my afternoon-weeks, though.

3) Family: We're doing well. My niece and nephew are about the most adorable things ever. We're trying to nail down dates for a family vacation (including both married couples and my Grandma By) to upstate New York at the end of April/first of May. I'm way excited.

4) Friends: Good. :) [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen has invited me to join her and a couple other friends for a trip to Laguna Beach over Easter, which I'm very excited about. In the meantime, I hang out with her once a week at Institute. The trip to California will include a day at Disneyland, so I'll get to see [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic while I'm down there as well. :)

5) Fandom: Still working at Scribbulus, and am very excited that HarryPotterSeven.com is up and running. :) I'm the one in charge of making the .pdf version, and I'm trying to work on that a little every day-- so hopefully it won't be too long until you can download all of our brilliance as an e-book. I'm also doing a bit more at SQ (which I basically ignored for several months). I guess the excitement of a new book is bringing me back to my roots. :) I'm, unfortunately, a few days behind on the [livejournal.com profile] canon_orx reading, but I hope to catch up soon. (As an aside for my Austen-loving friends: the more I hear about the upcoming Becoming Jane movie, the more I want an undead monkey around to shoot. Grrr.)

6) Church: I was unexpectedly called into the Bishop's office last week, and I got a new calling. I'm no longer teaching the adult Sunday School class-- instead I'm a Ward Missionary (which mainly involves working with those within your ward boundaries that are members but not currently attending). I've never done anything like it before, so I'm a bit nervous, but also excited. I'm going to miss teaching, though. While I was in the interview, my Bishop (who is a close family friend-- the guy who made my Ravenclaw cake at [livejournal.com profile] wahleecon, actually), decided I needed a priesthood blessing (which, for the unfamilar, is where a man holding the priesthood lays their hands on your head and tells you what God needs you to hear-- comfort, healing, and advice), and made me sit right down and have one. It was one of the more amazing blessings I've ever had. There was comfort, yes, but there was more advice. He basically told me I need to change nearly everything about my life (pray and read my scriptures more consistently, go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, eat healthier, exercise, and many more things), and that if I did these things, God would bless me in ways I'd never thought possible--including being able to write my thesis. So, I'm trying. It's slow going, changing your life, but I know it will be worth it. This week I worked on the prayer and scripture study, and also the adjusting of sleeping patterns. Next week I'm adding in exercise. I've already been eating better (because of Weight Watchers--I've lost nearly 15 pounds so far, yay!), but I'm trying to do better at eating natural foods instead of processed stuff. So, yes. I'm on my way to a new me.

7) Hobbies: I've bought a fabulous new book called Victorian Lace Today, and I want to knit pretty much every single project in it. I'm starting easy, though (the very first project in the book, to help me learn how to follow a chart and such), and hope to be able to make one of the shawls as a wedding present for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen. I even bought some 100% silk yarn from India off eBay the other day, and I can't wait until it arrives. :) I'm working on a very simple practice shawl for my sister right now, then I'll make a more complicated one for myself, and then do Jen's. I finally went to a new yarn store I heard about back around Thanksgiving (I've avoided it until now, because I didn't have any money and knew I'd be entirely too tempted if I even set foot in it) and-- I'm pretty much in love. For your basic Cascade or Plymouth or Lamb's Pride stuff, it's not a great store, but if you want anything exotic, three wishes Fiber Arts is the store for you. They've got Noro from Japan and Bamboo Silk and gorgeous 100% merino superwash wool, and-- even more cool-- roving to spin your own yarn. They teach classes in not just knitting and crocheting, but also weaving, spinning, dyeing, and tatting. It makes me want to be independently wealthy. I've never seen so many yarns I want to buy.

I think that pretty much covers it. :P I'm going to try to update once a week, now, so you'll hear from me soon. Great big hugs to everyone on my flist who needs them-- and thanks for your love and concern. :) It's helped a lot.
wahlee: (Anne Shirley)
Okay. Let's see. I think I'm going to break this down into categories for ease of organization and such.

1) School: Pretty much the same. What with starting a new job and still being quite exhausted, not much progress has been made on the thesis. But things are looking up for this week. I'm determined not to let myself get stressed out about it again, as it will simply exacerbate the problem.

2) Job: Loving it. Everyone is really friendly and they think I'm great (I'm in a fair way to getting a big head with all the praise I get). The phones are anywhere from steady to nonexistent, but never off-the-hook. During the time between phone calls I'm free to do whatever I like. They have little projects for me every now and then (they're already quite enamoured of my editing skills), but if there's nothing that needs to be done, I can read, play solitaire, surf the web, whatever. So yeah, good job for me. :) I'll admit that it was tough getting up in time to be there at 8 every morning, but that's the beauty of this switching-off deal-- I only have to do that for a week. I am trying to be up *by* 8 on my afternoon-weeks, though.

3) Family: We're doing well. My niece and nephew are about the most adorable things ever. We're trying to nail down dates for a family vacation (including both married couples and my Grandma By) to upstate New York at the end of April/first of May. I'm way excited.

4) Friends: Good. :) [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen has invited me to join her and a couple other friends for a trip to Laguna Beach over Easter, which I'm very excited about. In the meantime, I hang out with her once a week at Institute. The trip to California will include a day at Disneyland, so I'll get to see [livejournal.com profile] cuteculturechic while I'm down there as well. :)

5) Fandom: Still working at Scribbulus, and am very excited that HarryPotterSeven.com is up and running. :) I'm the one in charge of making the .pdf version, and I'm trying to work on that a little every day-- so hopefully it won't be too long until you can download all of our brilliance as an e-book. I'm also doing a bit more at SQ (which I basically ignored for several months). I guess the excitement of a new book is bringing me back to my roots. :) I'm, unfortunately, a few days behind on the [livejournal.com profile] canon_orx reading, but I hope to catch up soon. (As an aside for my Austen-loving friends: the more I hear about the upcoming Becoming Jane movie, the more I want an undead monkey around to shoot. Grrr.)

6) Church: I was unexpectedly called into the Bishop's office last week, and I got a new calling. I'm no longer teaching the adult Sunday School class-- instead I'm a Ward Missionary (which mainly involves working with those within your ward boundaries that are members but not currently attending). I've never done anything like it before, so I'm a bit nervous, but also excited. I'm going to miss teaching, though. While I was in the interview, my Bishop (who is a close family friend-- the guy who made my Ravenclaw cake at [livejournal.com profile] wahleecon, actually), decided I needed a priesthood blessing (which, for the unfamilar, is where a man holding the priesthood lays their hands on your head and tells you what God needs you to hear-- comfort, healing, and advice), and made me sit right down and have one. It was one of the more amazing blessings I've ever had. There was comfort, yes, but there was more advice. He basically told me I need to change nearly everything about my life (pray and read my scriptures more consistently, go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, eat healthier, exercise, and many more things), and that if I did these things, God would bless me in ways I'd never thought possible--including being able to write my thesis. So, I'm trying. It's slow going, changing your life, but I know it will be worth it. This week I worked on the prayer and scripture study, and also the adjusting of sleeping patterns. Next week I'm adding in exercise. I've already been eating better (because of Weight Watchers--I've lost nearly 15 pounds so far, yay!), but I'm trying to do better at eating natural foods instead of processed stuff. So, yes. I'm on my way to a new me.

7) Hobbies: I've bought a fabulous new book called Victorian Lace Today, and I want to knit pretty much every single project in it. I'm starting easy, though (the very first project in the book, to help me learn how to follow a chart and such), and hope to be able to make one of the shawls as a wedding present for [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen. I even bought some 100% silk yarn from India off eBay the other day, and I can't wait until it arrives. :) I'm working on a very simple practice shawl for my sister right now, then I'll make a more complicated one for myself, and then do Jen's. I finally went to a new yarn store I heard about back around Thanksgiving (I've avoided it until now, because I didn't have any money and knew I'd be entirely too tempted if I even set foot in it) and-- I'm pretty much in love. For your basic Cascade or Plymouth or Lamb's Pride stuff, it's not a great store, but if you want anything exotic, three wishes Fiber Arts is the store for you. They've got Noro from Japan and Bamboo Silk and gorgeous 100% merino superwash wool, and-- even more cool-- roving to spin your own yarn. They teach classes in not just knitting and crocheting, but also weaving, spinning, dyeing, and tatting. It makes me want to be independently wealthy. I've never seen so many yarns I want to buy.

I think that pretty much covers it. :P I'm going to try to update once a week, now, so you'll hear from me soon. Great big hugs to everyone on my flist who needs them-- and thanks for your love and concern. :) It's helped a lot.
wahlee: (Go me!)
Hey all,

I've been head down in my thesis the last few weeks, and still have a ways to go. . . so if you don't hear from me, that's what I'm doing. :)

In the midst of the thesis-ing, I did manage (by request of [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen) to FINALLY upload all of my [livejournal.com profile] wahleecon pictures. I don't have many, as I was mostly busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off that weekend, but there are a few. You can see them here.

Also, Issue 9 of Scribbulus has now been released! This is a special editor's issue, in which 6 of the 10 essays were written by us Scribby editors. So head on over to see [livejournal.com profile] angua9's thoughts on how JKR is influencing her readership, [livejournal.com profile] connielane's take on why HP fans would like Veronica Mars, and many more!

Oh, and if you have time, you might be interested in my own essay, which is pretty much exactly the same as the paper I presented at Lumos. So if you were curious as to what I said in it, there you are! I was hoping to get it published last month, but we decided to hold off on it once we realized that this editor's issue was going to happen.

So go! Read! Comment!

Not that I desperately want reviews or anything like that. ;)
wahlee: (Go me!)
Hey all,

I've been head down in my thesis the last few weeks, and still have a ways to go. . . so if you don't hear from me, that's what I'm doing. :)

In the midst of the thesis-ing, I did manage (by request of [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen) to FINALLY upload all of my [livejournal.com profile] wahleecon pictures. I don't have many, as I was mostly busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off that weekend, but there are a few. You can see them here.

Also, Issue 9 of Scribbulus has now been released! This is a special editor's issue, in which 6 of the 10 essays were written by us Scribby editors. So head on over to see [livejournal.com profile] angua9's thoughts on how JKR is influencing her readership, [livejournal.com profile] connielane's take on why HP fans would like Veronica Mars, and many more!

Oh, and if you have time, you might be interested in my own essay, which is pretty much exactly the same as the paper I presented at Lumos. So if you were curious as to what I said in it, there you are! I was hoping to get it published last month, but we decided to hold off on it once we realized that this editor's issue was going to happen.

So go! Read! Comment!

Not that I desperately want reviews or anything like that. ;)
wahlee: (Go me!)
Hey all,

I've been head down in my thesis the last few weeks, and still have a ways to go. . . so if you don't hear from me, that's what I'm doing. :)

In the midst of the thesis-ing, I did manage (by request of [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen) to FINALLY upload all of my [livejournal.com profile] wahleecon pictures. I don't have many, as I was mostly busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off that weekend, but there are a few. You can see them here.

Also, Issue 9 of Scribbulus has now been released! This is a special editor's issue, in which 6 of the 10 essays were written by us Scribby editors. So head on over to see [livejournal.com profile] angua9's thoughts on how JKR is influencing her readership, [livejournal.com profile] connielane's take on why HP fans would like Veronica Mars, and many more!

Oh, and if you have time, you might be interested in my own essay, which is pretty much exactly the same as the paper I presented at Lumos. So if you were curious as to what I said in it, there you are! I was hoping to get it published last month, but we decided to hold off on it once we realized that this editor's issue was going to happen.

So go! Read! Comment!

Not that I desperately want reviews or anything like that. ;)
wahlee: (Brian Vaughn)
[livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen decided to come with me. So, Shakefest 3: The Undiscovered Country, here we come!
wahlee: (Brian Vaughn)
[livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen decided to come with me. So, Shakefest 3: The Undiscovered Country, here we come!
wahlee: (Brian Vaughn)
[livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen decided to come with me. So, Shakefest 3: The Undiscovered Country, here we come!
wahlee: (Sunlit Days)
I apologize for the lateness of this, and I'm only half done. Unfortunately, writing up my vacation meant uploading pictures, and uploading pictures meant attempting to get my gallery issues straightened out, which meant lots of updating to my website. And then I had to actually write it. And in between, I got to hold the baby. And go to the BYU Women's Football Clinic. So, it took a while.

Anyway. If Lumos is the Party, and the Shakefest is the Pre-Party Party, then Saturday was:
The Pre-Pre-Party Party: Pam's Arrival )

After that event-filled weekend, you can bet I wanted to sleep in on Monday morning. But alas, it was not to be. For I had yet to pack for the upcoming trip, I wanted to finish my bag, and we hoped to leave Salt Lake by 11:00. Of course, that didn't happen-- the bag ended up being finished-after-a-fashion (I didn't get a chance to make the inside pockets that I want to have) and packing took a bit longer than planned, so we ended up picking [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen up at about noonish. Luckily, I had planned for just such a contigency-- I cleverly said that we should plan on leaving at 11, knowing full well that we'd actually end up on the road at about noon. :P After a quick stop for things I'd forgotten (HBP on CD and a minor matter of the play tickets), we were on the road for

The Pre-Party Party: Shakefest 2006 )

Other than continuing to extol the virtues of Hamlet, which I'm sure you don't particularly need or want to hear, there's not much more to tell. We went back to the hotel and, since it was nearly midnight, got to sleep rather quickly. Kat left at about 8:30 the next morning, we headed out about an hour later, and Shakefest 2006 was officially over.

ETA: I uploaded this only to discover that two days that I had previously typed up had gone missing from my draft. So I've re-added them. So for any of you who thought the transition from Pinafore to Hamlet was a bit abrupt-- it's fixed now. :P
wahlee: (Sunlit Days)
I apologize for the lateness of this, and I'm only half done. Unfortunately, writing up my vacation meant uploading pictures, and uploading pictures meant attempting to get my gallery issues straightened out, which meant lots of updating to my website. And then I had to actually write it. And in between, I got to hold the baby. And go to the BYU Women's Football Clinic. So, it took a while.

Anyway. If Lumos is the Party, and the Shakefest is the Pre-Party Party, then Saturday was:
The Pre-Pre-Party Party: Pam's Arrival )

After that event-filled weekend, you can bet I wanted to sleep in on Monday morning. But alas, it was not to be. For I had yet to pack for the upcoming trip, I wanted to finish my bag, and we hoped to leave Salt Lake by 11:00. Of course, that didn't happen-- the bag ended up being finished-after-a-fashion (I didn't get a chance to make the inside pockets that I want to have) and packing took a bit longer than planned, so we ended up picking [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen up at about noonish. Luckily, I had planned for just such a contigency-- I cleverly said that we should plan on leaving at 11, knowing full well that we'd actually end up on the road at about noon. :P After a quick stop for things I'd forgotten (HBP on CD and a minor matter of the play tickets), we were on the road for

The Pre-Party Party: Shakefest 2006 )

Other than continuing to extol the virtues of Hamlet, which I'm sure you don't particularly need or want to hear, there's not much more to tell. We went back to the hotel and, since it was nearly midnight, got to sleep rather quickly. Kat left at about 8:30 the next morning, we headed out about an hour later, and Shakefest 2006 was officially over.

ETA: I uploaded this only to discover that two days that I had previously typed up had gone missing from my draft. So I've re-added them. So for any of you who thought the transition from Pinafore to Hamlet was a bit abrupt-- it's fixed now. :P
wahlee: (Sunlit Days)
I apologize for the lateness of this, and I'm only half done. Unfortunately, writing up my vacation meant uploading pictures, and uploading pictures meant attempting to get my gallery issues straightened out, which meant lots of updating to my website. And then I had to actually write it. And in between, I got to hold the baby. And go to the BYU Women's Football Clinic. So, it took a while.

Anyway. If Lumos is the Party, and the Shakefest is the Pre-Party Party, then Saturday was:
The Pre-Pre-Party Party: Pam's Arrival )

After that event-filled weekend, you can bet I wanted to sleep in on Monday morning. But alas, it was not to be. For I had yet to pack for the upcoming trip, I wanted to finish my bag, and we hoped to leave Salt Lake by 11:00. Of course, that didn't happen-- the bag ended up being finished-after-a-fashion (I didn't get a chance to make the inside pockets that I want to have) and packing took a bit longer than planned, so we ended up picking [livejournal.com profile] susy_gwen up at about noonish. Luckily, I had planned for just such a contigency-- I cleverly said that we should plan on leaving at 11, knowing full well that we'd actually end up on the road at about noon. :P After a quick stop for things I'd forgotten (HBP on CD and a minor matter of the play tickets), we were on the road for

The Pre-Party Party: Shakefest 2006 )

Other than continuing to extol the virtues of Hamlet, which I'm sure you don't particularly need or want to hear, there's not much more to tell. We went back to the hotel and, since it was nearly midnight, got to sleep rather quickly. Kat left at about 8:30 the next morning, we headed out about an hour later, and Shakefest 2006 was officially over.

ETA: I uploaded this only to discover that two days that I had previously typed up had gone missing from my draft. So I've re-added them. So for any of you who thought the transition from Pinafore to Hamlet was a bit abrupt-- it's fixed now. :P
wahlee: (Default)
Heh. So I guess, after a whirlwind of posting while on vacation, being back home means being back to my usual non-updating habits. Ah, well.

There is a reason for that, though. I've been trying to cram in as much work as possible, to help pay for all the fun I'm having this summer. :P I did pretty well, considering, but it was a crunch there at the end of the month to raise the number of monthly hours. Will do better in July. :P

In any case, since today's a holiday (Happy 4th of July, Americans!!!), I'm taking the day off of working. So there. :P

So, let's see. What do I need to write about? Ah, yes. The rest of my Cali trip. cut for longness and do-any-of-you-really-care-ness )

Someday I'll post the pics I took. :P

So, since the Cali trip, I went to P.F. Chang's with my family for my sisters' birthday, saw Superman Returns twice (once on Friday, once last night, and it is SO GOOD), taught Sunday School two weeks in a row to make up for my co-teacher having to take over what should have been one of my weeks while I was in Cali, went shopping with Lisa to buy stuff for a Captain Jack Sparrow costume she's hoping to finish in time to wear for the opening, met up with SQ people in Provo for dinner, and pretty much worked the rest of the time.

Oh, and I bought some yarn to make me a bag like the one I made for Nicole, except instead of lime green and light purple, mine's going to be yellow and dark purple. I shall take pics when I'm done with it. But I have to finish the sweater I'm making for my neice-to-be Anna first, especially since my SiL has high blood pressure, and she might end up getting induced early because of toxemia. So I could be an aunt as early as next week! Whee! And in other baby news, my sister had her ultrasound yesterday. It's one baby instead of two (they thought she might be having twins, because she was measuring pretty big), and while the sex has been identified, they don't want to know, so the pictures are stapled together. :) Everything's perfectly healthy with the baby, though, and the current due date is November 16. Yay! I love babies!

In fannish news, I bought a replica of Elizabeth's pirate medallion necklace, and I've got me my tickets for a midnight showing of Pirates, so I'm all set. :)
wahlee: (Default)
Heh. So I guess, after a whirlwind of posting while on vacation, being back home means being back to my usual non-updating habits. Ah, well.

There is a reason for that, though. I've been trying to cram in as much work as possible, to help pay for all the fun I'm having this summer. :P I did pretty well, considering, but it was a crunch there at the end of the month to raise the number of monthly hours. Will do better in July. :P

In any case, since today's a holiday (Happy 4th of July, Americans!!!), I'm taking the day off of working. So there. :P

So, let's see. What do I need to write about? Ah, yes. The rest of my Cali trip. cut for longness and do-any-of-you-really-care-ness )

Someday I'll post the pics I took. :P

So, since the Cali trip, I went to P.F. Chang's with my family for my sisters' birthday, saw Superman Returns twice (once on Friday, once last night, and it is SO GOOD), taught Sunday School two weeks in a row to make up for my co-teacher having to take over what should have been one of my weeks while I was in Cali, went shopping with Lisa to buy stuff for a Captain Jack Sparrow costume she's hoping to finish in time to wear for the opening, met up with SQ people in Provo for dinner, and pretty much worked the rest of the time.

Oh, and I bought some yarn to make me a bag like the one I made for Nicole, except instead of lime green and light purple, mine's going to be yellow and dark purple. I shall take pics when I'm done with it. But I have to finish the sweater I'm making for my neice-to-be Anna first, especially since my SiL has high blood pressure, and she might end up getting induced early because of toxemia. So I could be an aunt as early as next week! Whee! And in other baby news, my sister had her ultrasound yesterday. It's one baby instead of two (they thought she might be having twins, because she was measuring pretty big), and while the sex has been identified, they don't want to know, so the pictures are stapled together. :) Everything's perfectly healthy with the baby, though, and the current due date is November 16. Yay! I love babies!

In fannish news, I bought a replica of Elizabeth's pirate medallion necklace, and I've got me my tickets for a midnight showing of Pirates, so I'm all set. :)
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Heh. So I guess, after a whirlwind of posting while on vacation, being back home means being back to my usual non-updating habits. Ah, well.

There is a reason for that, though. I've been trying to cram in as much work as possible, to help pay for all the fun I'm having this summer. :P I did pretty well, considering, but it was a crunch there at the end of the month to raise the number of monthly hours. Will do better in July. :P

In any case, since today's a holiday (Happy 4th of July, Americans!!!), I'm taking the day off of working. So there. :P

So, let's see. What do I need to write about? Ah, yes. The rest of my Cali trip. cut for longness and do-any-of-you-really-care-ness )

Someday I'll post the pics I took. :P

So, since the Cali trip, I went to P.F. Chang's with my family for my sisters' birthday, saw Superman Returns twice (once on Friday, once last night, and it is SO GOOD), taught Sunday School two weeks in a row to make up for my co-teacher having to take over what should have been one of my weeks while I was in Cali, went shopping with Lisa to buy stuff for a Captain Jack Sparrow costume she's hoping to finish in time to wear for the opening, met up with SQ people in Provo for dinner, and pretty much worked the rest of the time.

Oh, and I bought some yarn to make me a bag like the one I made for Nicole, except instead of lime green and light purple, mine's going to be yellow and dark purple. I shall take pics when I'm done with it. But I have to finish the sweater I'm making for my neice-to-be Anna first, especially since my SiL has high blood pressure, and she might end up getting induced early because of toxemia. So I could be an aunt as early as next week! Whee! And in other baby news, my sister had her ultrasound yesterday. It's one baby instead of two (they thought she might be having twins, because she was measuring pretty big), and while the sex has been identified, they don't want to know, so the pictures are stapled together. :) Everything's perfectly healthy with the baby, though, and the current due date is November 16. Yay! I love babies!

In fannish news, I bought a replica of Elizabeth's pirate medallion necklace, and I've got me my tickets for a midnight showing of Pirates, so I'm all set. :)
wahlee: (Default)
Well, the internet was working hunky-dory for an hour or so when I woke up this morning, and I'd just caught up on everything I'd missed and decided to take a shower before settling down for some good, hard, work, and I came back and-- bang, internet no worky. So instead of making money and doing something productive (I'm going to have to go on a grading SPREE next week), I'll type up an account of my last few days. The title of this post is, of course, referring to the Keane concert I attended last night. But I'll get to that in a minute. First, there's Tuesday and yesterday morning to consider.

Tuesday )

Wednesday and KEANE!!!! )

I know I don't have much to go by, but that was a spectacular concert, and any subsequent concerts will have to be very good indeed to supplant it from my Favorite Concert Ever position. I will definitely pay to see Keane in concert again. Worth the plane ticket, worth the sweat and the aching feet, worth it all. Amazing.

Oh, and the band members are all pretty cute. Especially the drummer, Richard. ;)

Today, Taylor took Nicole into work and went to pick up Rosie from her grandparent's, and hasn't yet returned, so I assume he's stayed over there to make use of their actually-working wireless network. Tonight I get to borrow Nicole's car and attempt to navigate the extremely confusing California highway system to pick Nicole up from work, when we'll probably grab dinner before heading back to Hollywood to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I'm flying home tomorrow night.

It's been a great vacation.
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Well, the internet was working hunky-dory for an hour or so when I woke up this morning, and I'd just caught up on everything I'd missed and decided to take a shower before settling down for some good, hard, work, and I came back and-- bang, internet no worky. So instead of making money and doing something productive (I'm going to have to go on a grading SPREE next week), I'll type up an account of my last few days. The title of this post is, of course, referring to the Keane concert I attended last night. But I'll get to that in a minute. First, there's Tuesday and yesterday morning to consider.

Tuesday )

Wednesday and KEANE!!!! )

I know I don't have much to go by, but that was a spectacular concert, and any subsequent concerts will have to be very good indeed to supplant it from my Favorite Concert Ever position. I will definitely pay to see Keane in concert again. Worth the plane ticket, worth the sweat and the aching feet, worth it all. Amazing.

Oh, and the band members are all pretty cute. Especially the drummer, Richard. ;)

Today, Taylor took Nicole into work and went to pick up Rosie from her grandparent's, and hasn't yet returned, so I assume he's stayed over there to make use of their actually-working wireless network. Tonight I get to borrow Nicole's car and attempt to navigate the extremely confusing California highway system to pick Nicole up from work, when we'll probably grab dinner before heading back to Hollywood to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I'm flying home tomorrow night.

It's been a great vacation.

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