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Holy cow, it has been forever since I posted here.  Ouch.

Uh, so Hi :D  I'm still around.  Been one of those years where time just kind of slips by.  Lots happened, mostly good, some pretty bad.  But I'm still here, and I guess that is the important one.

So yeah... I'm going to try and update this more often.  I have been sucked into the pretty that is Tumblr, but I find myself missing the conversations more and more, so hopefully I can get back into that here.

Fannishly, I've been sucked into Hockey (the actual game as well as the fandom) and that is pretty much taking up a large portion of my life right now.  I am stupid excited for the start of the regular season and have tickets to see the Coyotes several times already.  I'm also enjoying Sleepy Hollow and Blacklist on my tv.  Looking forward to Almost Human, and really just all the tv back.
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Holy cow, another year gone.  *shaking my head* 

It's been a better year than the one before, and for the most part I can't complain.  Cari and I made a pact that this would be the year of random concerts and it really was.  Starting with Fun. and ending with Steve Carlson in England, and pretty much all kinds of random and wonderful in between.  The William Beckett and Fun. gigs have special places in my heart because Brandi trusted me blindly and went along even though she had no idea who they were... and loved both of them.  It was another year of not being able to see My Chem, and the Green Day concert got cancelled, but i have high hopes that 2013 will be the year for both of them.  

Travel wise, it was another busy year.  Highlights of the year were trips to be part of the wedding of people I love, my first ever trip to Canada, a return to England and shenanigans all over the place.   I hate that my friends live all over the world, but combining my love of travel with the chance to see them?  Made of awesome.   

Work?  Ups and downs, lots of them.  But I survived and I realized that it's ok not to have a consuming passion for my job.  It pays my bills and lets me do the things I want to do.  I am lucky in that regard and I am trying to keep that in mind when it drags me down.   

Mostly this has been a year where I realized that the most important parts of my life aren't whats, but rather whos.  I know, I know, I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.   I'm getting there tho.  Just know that I love you, yes, you.  And you.  And you.  And I am thankful that you are in my life, in whatever way.   

I'm spending tonight with friends and (my second) family.  There will be ridiculously competitive games, drinks and food, probably Eddie Izzard playing in the background at some point and lots of laughter.  I don't have anyone to kiss at midnight because I don't have a boy, and all my girls are scattered to the winds and the people I have here don't understand that sometimes a kiss is just a kiss and doesn't have romantic connotations.  Sometimes it just means I love you and I am glad you are here with me in this moment.  But thats ok, because I will have people I love near.  I hope you have love and laughter tonight and all year long.  

(And if you are the kissing type and in the same boat, know I would give you a kiss at midnight if I could.)

I'm off now, so I'll end with my traditional wish (stolen, as ever, from Neil Gaiman):

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art,or love, or work or family or life
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
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So I was chatting back and forth with  [livejournal.com profile] caarirose  earlier tonight in email like we do and I mentioned that i had had Bang the Doldrums by FOB stuck in my head all day and I quoted the line that I used as the title of this post to her.   She replied that even tho it wasn't one of my favorite songs that the lyrics were pretty me anyways.  

And that got me thinking.  I listen to music a lot.  Like, A LOT.  And I tend to make random associations in my head to it.  So when I hear "I know the world's a broken bone, melt your headaches, call it home" (P!atD) I tend to think of Cari because of her love for RyRo and our shared feels about that particular song and the shorthand that it has become for us, and when Heart is singing about "cast my spell of love on you, a woman from a child" I always think of  [livejournal.com profile] ravensword  because Magic Man always reminds me of JDM and where there is JDM, there is Amara.  Whenever I hear Mumford singing "my weakness I feel I must finally show" I am reminded of a million conversations with my beloved  [livejournal.com profile] canadiangoddess  that only make sense to us, and how in so many ways she truly does have part of my brain.  Likewise, the phrase "automatic joy" from AFP's Coin Operated Boy brings to mind a million different thoughts and memories of  [livejournal.com profile] havenward from enabling her writing to the simple glee of hanging out getting drunk together and being dorks and the way i love the words she writes.  Even people I don't know as well have lyrics that strike me, "Look alive sunshine" makes me think of  [livejournal.com profile] sophie_448  because of a pic of her cosplaying Killjoys and Mikey Way is about as close to sunshine as you can come in a human being, and Duran's Last Chance on the Stairway makes me think of  [livejournal.com profile] katzb101.  

Which is just my long winded way of asking... what lyrics remind you of me?  Doesn't matter if it is a song/artist I know or not, I'm curious to see what comes to mind.  :)  

(And if you want to know what lyrics remind me of you, just mention it in your comment and I'll see what pops into my head)
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It's not nearly enough, but I wanted to share some pretty today with you, my darlings. I hope your day is filled with beautiful things and people who love you - regardless of whether you have a "Valentine" or just friends and family who let you know how much you mean to them. And if you are reading this, then know that I definately all into the second category for you.

And now for the pretty.... )
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Days 3 and 4 of the Snowflake Challenge were posting and friending people so nothing to show for those on here.

Day 5 is about sharing our non-fannish passions with our friends list.

One of the things that isn't obvious about me is that I hate to just sit and watch tv with nothing else to do. I am fine going to the movies, but when I am at home catching up on the Tivo or something, I usually have to have something to do with my hands. So my fallbacks are either crochet or cross stitch. And since I have given away all my crochet projects and have no pictures to share, you get cross stitch instead. *grin*

These are my two biggest works in progress I have going right now. And when I say biggest I mean in terms of size as well as complexity. The one on the black is Mirabilia's The Dreamer stitched on 25 ct black lugana, and should be approximately 13" x 30" when it's done. I'm planning on hanging it in my bedroom to balance out my copy of Klimt's The Kiss.

The one on the wheat colored fabric is Told In a Garden's Earthdancer while I'm stitching on 18 ct lambswool linen. It'll be about 22" x 27" when it's done. I had started it originally as a present for my aunt and uncle, but they have changed the decor of their house so I'm not sure what I will do with it when it's done *laugh* I put the DVD there to give you an idea of scale on both pieces.

Click to embiggen

A finished piece and a smaller WIP under here... )
darling_lisa: (Scream)

You know that Eddie Izzard skit where he is talking about the differences between American and Foreign movies? The one with Sebastian in the attic with the matches and "Perhaps I better had." And then there is the American version, to whit:

It would be a Room with a View of HELL!
Staircase of SATAN!
Pond of DEATH!

"What are ya doin' with the fuckin' matches! Always in here with the fuckin' matches!"

"Hey, shut up! Hey, you fuck my wife? You fuck my wife? You fuck my wife?"

"I *am* your wife."

"Don't matter! Don't matter! You fuck my wife?"

"Yes, I fucked your wife. I am your wife and I fucked her"

"Ahhhh... Oh no! Space Monkeys are attacking!"

"Jeanne, I love you, even though you fucked my wife."

/Everyone dies in a ball of flame, sad and alone/

That is what my life is like right now. Except it's not funny at all. And in fact I kind of want to cry as I sit here metaphorically shouting "I *am* your wife" over and over but no one listens.

Yes, I realize this makes sense to exactly no one but me.

Fuck my life.
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So, I'm in a funk and I'm craving a good angstfest. Anyone have recs for well written super angsty fic? I prefer longer but I'll take anything that is over 1k.

I don't care what flavor it is, hurt/comfort, depression, betrayal, even death fic (altho honestly there has to be a *good* reason for a main character death otherwise it just pisses me off lol)... I really just want something that will make me cry.

Right now I'm reading Bandom (MCR), Hawaii 5-0, Inception, Avengers, Star Trek, Adam Lambert, X-Men First Class, Iron Man and RPS/AU of any of the above. I have read a *lot* of SPN/Kane/RPS... but if you think you know of something that would fit the bill feel free to rec it.

I'm also totally open to new fandoms if I don't have to know too much about them other than what a quick Google/Wiki search will tell me as long as they are engaging.

Help a fangirl out?
darling_lisa: (JDM hearts and giggles)
Ok, so another post with no content whatsoever... but I can't help it. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was on Craig Ferguson last night and he just fucking kills me whenever he is on that show. They are so funny and adorable together, I want an entire show every week where they just chat.

Last night featured Jeff BLUSHING (around 7:30 or so) talk of boners and an uncanny Elmo impression...

(In case the embed doesn't work, link: http://youtu.be/ksDQKmArrtk)

If you are interested in some of his prior appearances... and you SO should be, more under the cut )
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So Brandi and I took the babies to the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade downtown last night. We started taking them last year, and plan on going every year with them. It's a wonderful celebration of life, and an excellent way to remember and honor those who have died.

I didn't take this video, but it's a great glimpse of what the parade is like. And yes, even though this part features pipers, we have mariachi bands and drum lines and New Orleans jazz bands and everything in between playing as well.

(Link in case the embed doesn't work : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROtgLKTEtys
darling_lisa: (Scream)
OMG my A/C is broke. It is approximately a million degrees in my apartment and I kind of want to die. So instead of going to Zumba tonight like I a good girl, I am going to take a very cold bath and drink some ice water in the hopes of not bursting into flames.

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Why is it the days before a holiday weekend seem to stretch out forever? Ugh. The first few hours into my work day and it seems like forever. Come on weekend!

I've been talking to [livejournal.com profile] ravensword this morning over Google about how there needs to be a LJ comm where authors sign up to write fic for people on a donation to charity basis. Like the author would sign up and say I'll write for these charities, these are my fandoms and rates, make an offer. Then it wouldn't be dependent on a Help XYZ comm popping up (which could still totally happen for crisis situations,) but also allow some local and smaller charities to get money/donations as well as larger groups like the Red Cross, etc year round, not just when there is a natural disaster. Plus then when I have a craving for something, I can just go "shopping" and do some good at the same time. *grin* (Because it all comes back to me in the end. :D)

In other news... not much exciting going on here. I am over my mudlung, thank the gods. My adventure this week was the lock on my front door deciding to throw a pin, leaving me basically prisoner in my apt until Maintenance could replace my lock. (I could lock it from the inside, but not from the outside as the pic prolly explains.)

Cut for a picture of a borked deadbolt, really not that interesting but I thought it came out pretty so I'm sharing )

No plans for the long weekend other than to rest and relax. I should prolly clean my apt... but we'll see how motivated I get on that front. I do have to do some laundry tho. Boo.

Ok and finally to kill some more time, randomly a few weeks ago I had a conversation with some friends and we were talking about music and they expressed surprise at some things I said. Basically along the lines of "I never would have thought you listened to... " Which I was kind of shocked by because I really do consider myself a musical omnivore. But then I suppose I do get in ruts where I listen to one band/genre/whatever for periods and get a bit focused. So anyways, this is all a long winded way of saying... have 5 Songs that I don't think people would expect me to know/like. (And please, feel free to post your own 5 songs version, I'm curious)

(All links go to MegaUpload)

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - My Favorite Things
I can't remember how I first stumbled onto Me First, but I think it was sometime around college. They are exclusively a cover band, but they do fantastic high energy punk covers and are some of my favorite songs to work out to or sing along with on drunken nights *grin*

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
This song typifies Zeppelin and the Classic Rock sound for me. It's all about the driving guitar riff, and it screams sex with every progression. The drums and bass work in tandem to push everything higher and then you lay the vocals over top... yeah, thats the stuff right there. When people talk about Heavy Metal? It started right here.

Michael Buble - Sway
I actually prefer the original version by Dean Martin but I don't have it on this computer, so you get the Michael Buble cover. I love swing and no one did it like the Rat Pack. If I were ever to get married, this song would be my first dance song.

Combichrist - What the Fuck is Wrong With You?
A bit more on the aggressive side than most people would imagine me, but I love me some Combichrist. I finally got to see them in concert here in town a few years back and holy crap, I came out of that concert drenched in sweat and sore for DAYS afterwards from dancing my ass off. I fucking miss the club here that used be "Alternative" and ran different veins of music each night... Goth/Industrial/EBE/Techno/Aggro/Synthpop/whatever they felt like, I used to go every weekend and dance until I couldn't stand upright.

Lady Gaga - So Happy I Could Die
"Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine, smiles in our eyes because we're having a good time..." There are no words for how catchy the chorus is and how I can get lost listening to this song. Maybe it's sense memory or maybe it's because I so strongly associate it with good friends and good times, but everytime it comes on, I'm singing and most likely dancing too. Is it total pop fluff? Yes. Do I love it? Hells yeah. Be your best friend and I'll love you forever...


May. 21st, 2011 10:47 am
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Stuck in bed today, fever and massive coughing fit every time I move at all means lots of not moving for Lisa. So lots of time to surf the interwebs and I just stumbled across this image from the the set of the Dark Knight Returns. And can I just say that OMG I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT!!!

Have a teaser...

Clicky for full size HD version of image )

(Now please dear gods, let Selena Kyle look half as amazing and I would really love to see the Bane storyline carried out since this is supposed to be the final Nolan Batman film... but yes, Lisa is excite!)


Mar. 2nd, 2011 02:25 pm
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Another quick drive by to prove I'm still mostly alive...

Had a nasty migraine for a few days, but I'm back now. Have a sneaking suspicion my chair is doing something not so nice to my back which is not helping things any when added to the stress of season. Yay. Or wait. No.

[livejournal.com profile] help_nz is running an auction to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake. I can't contribute anything because my life belongs to the Man right now, but you can bet I'm bidding and if you are interested in offering goods/services or bidding they are open for both until next Tues the 8th.

I am hopelessly behind on my tv (I KNOW, I am shocked too... that just tells you how bad this blasted tax season is,) and haven't watched a single episode of Justified yet. This makes me sad. I have only seen 2 episodes of White Collar. Never fear, they are on the Tivo and I hope to marathon them soon... I just need to find the time.

And yet I've watched every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race... what can I say? Bitchy queens are a welcome escape from reality every week. Team Raja all the way.

Ugh and just like that... my 15 min reprieve is over and to the phones I must away. Be good to each other my darlings <3
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So there was a movement to share the pretty on Valentine's day... yeah I kind of missed that due to a migraine from hell. But just because the day has passed doesn't mean I can't randomly share pretty, right?

Cut because I love you and in case it's not obvious, lots of pictures below here, some big, but all should be pretty work safe (boy kissing and one shot of people in underwear just as an FYI)... )
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Yep, still alive. Tax season sucks and people are stupid, blah blah blah.

But, I went to the Renaissance Festival yesterday and had a fantastic time and bought the sparkliest spider bracelet you have ever seen. )This made me incredibly happy.

Today I have been the laziest woman alive, basically doing the absolute minimum that I *needed* to and mostly napping and reading and watching tv, and it has also been wonderful.

Quick signal boost for [livejournal.com profile] dollars4dreams which has been re-purposed again and is looking for people willing to donate items for people to bid on, and of course for people willing to bid on said items. Due to the time of year I can't offer anything up this time around, I barely have the time to keep myself sane, but I do have overtime pay coming in so I hope to be able to win something this time around. Full details are up on the comm and even if you can't offer/bid, even a signal boost would be great to get the word out to help one of our own.

Basically I have nothing of substance to post, I am tired of whinging and I just wanted to show off my sparkly new bracelet, lol.
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So I've been a bit of a ghost lately, sorry about that. Work and life kind of made me fall into hermit mode.

Tax season has officially begun, and my life is once again mostly put on hold until April 18th (stupid holidays extending the deadline by 3 days this year *shaking my fist*) So far it looks like I'll be working every other Saturday from now until March, when I will shift to working pretty much every weekend through the end of season. This is all subject to change based on how badly we get slammed with calls of course, but for now at least its a plan.

In other, much more fun news... tonight we are going to start shopping for Cyndi's wedding dress for the Vegas wedding extravaganza this summer. *bounces* My little girls are all grown up... but oh, I am so, SO proud of them! And Friday I am going to see Wicked, I can't wait!

Fannishly, I've pretty much been eaten alive by Adam Lambert (it's still [livejournal.com profile] caarirose's fault!) LOL. But the pretty is so strong. And really, it's like this fandom was tailor made to entice me. There will most likely be a babble on it at some point, but not today since I'm most likely going to have to go into the office shortly.

I am still working on Xmas presents, I haven't forgotten about you I promise. I am just stalled on one of them and I don't want to post until I have them all done. Hopefully by the end of the month.

Finally, fills have started coming in for the Sex is Not the Enemy ficathon and I am all a glee :D I haven't had a chance to read them yet, I'm hoping to get to them this weekend, but sign ups are still going on if you are interested and I absolutely can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Ok, looks like I am headed into the office after all. Ugh. I had not planned on this today. Do not want. Stupid tools.
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So I was talking with [livejournal.com profile] caarirose in email earlier today about how there isn't much going on fic challenge wise right now and she was looking for something to keep her muses going and I mentioned how I had been wanting to do a Sex is not the enemy style ficathon every since I had seen it mentioned on [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster's LJ last year around this time. I haven't written a thing in forever so I have no idea if I would be able to actually write, but I'd be more than willing to coordinate and stuff if people were interested...

So I guess I'm just asking.. would you be?

The idea behind it basically being you would sign up with a few parameters that you want me to work with, and then I would give you an image prompt from the tumblr Sex is not the enemy (Very NSFW) From there you would create a story of say at least 500 words in the fandom of your choosing and post it wherever you want and link it back here, then after a set amount of time, I'd gather all the links together and post a master list.

Sound like fun?
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Ok, so I'm feeling a bit under the weather today, me and 20 degree temps apparently just don't get along all that well. Who knew?

So in between massive naps, I've been watching RocknRolla and now I'm on to Inception. And seriously... how is Tom Hardy real?

Go watch this clip from RocknRolla (not spoilery) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcYxVxI5PRI (I would embed but the poster disabled it :shakes fist: so you have to click)

First... how adorable/sexy is he while he is flirting? Raaaawr :grin: And then, THEN, right at the end, when the camera pulls focus to his face and he asks "Can I come?" :flails and flails: Its such a gorgeous moment, and it is totally thrown away a second later, but his face, the delivery of the line... :is dead all over again:

OH! And! I totally just remembered that he played Romulanclone!Picard in Nemesis!

Ok, done fangirling for the moment. I need to have some more tea and go send some sparkly pictures to certain people. And then I think maybe more movie.. or possibly naps. But seriously, watch RocknRolla. Awesome movie. Awesome cast. Guy Ritchie. Idris Elba. Gerard Butler. So much love.
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Tomorrow is October first, and I have decided to try and watch 31 horror movies in the month of October. Why? Because I have a love of them... have ever since I was a little girl. And I'm not just talking about well made ones (far and few between these days it seems...) no, I love the cheesy B slasher movies, and the odd quirky ones (Zombie Honeymoon, anyone?) just as much as the old fashioned psychological thrillers and everything in between.

But I need your help dear darling flist... 31 horror movies is a lot, so rec me your fave movies, or the ones you think that I should see. Maybe I've seen it, maybe I haven't. But with 31 slots to fill, chances are great that I will give it a go.

I'll try and report back on each movie I watch, but as my posting history is spotty at best... :D

I am...

Jun. 16th, 2010 12:55 pm
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... strong (most of the time.)
... on occasion, beautiful.
... not a doormat.
... a good friend.
... a lover.
... waiting for your apology.
... mostly happy.
... blessed.
... a mother.
... sometimes silly and vain.
... hurt by careless words.
... capable of many great and terrible things.
... wishing you were here, now, with me.
... a meat popsicle.
... not afraid of saying I love you.
... forgiving even when you haven't asked for it.
... at times older and/or younger than my biological age.
... a fan.
... a traveller through time and space.
... a writer.
... never going to stop.
... fat.
... a hard worker.
... a terrible singer, but that doesn't stop me.
... afraid of being alone.
... living the only life I know how.

All about Me

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