darling_lisa: (DT Then Love Me)
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.
darling_lisa: (MCR Frank curl)
Ok yeah, so guess who has insomnia? /sigh

So there I am, trolling the interwebs praying that I will get tired and actually fall asleep and what do I see on a random webpage? A link to a recording of the Duran Duran concert from May (the David Lynch thing they did.) And being a fan from way back, I click on it figuring it will be fun nostalgia...

But then guess who comes out on stage to sing Planet Earth? Gerard fucking Way. At which point I start laughing and figure it's a sign from god. *grin*




Another pic under the cut because it amuses me... )
darling_lisa: (Hair on fire)
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)... )
darling_lisa: (With my suitcase)
I'm waiting for my laundry to finish so I can get my packing done. Tomorrow I am having an early Thanksgiving with my family and then heading to the airport to catch a flight to Vegas. I'll be meeting up with Sarah and Natalie and there will be a long weekend of fun and adventures and I am so freaking ready I can't even tell you. I miss my girls like crazy, its been too damn long.

To everyone heading to London for the Vampire Ball, or just to family or friends to celebrate the holiday, safe travels and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I won't be back until late Monday night, but I am sure there will be stories to tell when I return. ;)
darling_lisa: (13 O Clock)
So I kind of forgot to post this yesterday, lol.

Yesterday's happy - going to lunch with Neil for sushi and laughing our asses off all lunch long. From the pic of Legolas (complete with fake ivy leaves winding up the mirror) in the girls bathroom (apparently the boys had a pic of Will Smith from Wild Wild West in it,) to the enormous amount of sushi we consumed... it was a fantastic 2 hours. Forgot about everything for a bit and just laughed and hung out with a dear friend.

Today's happy - I can walk without crutches!! My foot no longer does that highly unsettling thing where it feels like it is pulling away from my leg bone, and when I attempted hobbling around this morning without the crutches, I was actually able to put some weight on it. Still wrapped and hurts like a mother, but no more crutches! \o/
darling_lisa: (Wheee!)
Heh, I suppose I should be happy that I can finally access LJ and post this. *grin*

Today's happy thing is this clip from Neil Gaiman's "Mirrormask" from the Jim Hensen Company. I have been a fan of the JHC for years, going back to the Muppet Show and Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, et al.

darling_lisa: (Steve tongue pierced manip)
1. Post about something that made you happy today even if it's just a small thing.
2. Do this everyday for eight days without fail.
3. Tag eight of your friends to do the same.

I feel like I've been whinging a lot lately and I know that I can tend to focus on the negative side of things during tax season... so for these last 8 days I want to make sure I am focusing on things that make me happy, even if just for a little bit. I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you wanna join me... the more the merrier :)

Today's happy is an email reminding me I need to go through my picture collections to find some inspiration for a certain AU Big Bang that I am going to be making art for. There will be much pretty that I need to look through, oh damn. :grin:
darling_lisa: (13 O Clock)
7:30p Sunday night and what have I done all weekend? Sleep. *sigh*

I was feeling a bit run down all last week and around Wed. or Thurs. I started thinking I had caught a cold. Come Friday and I was positive. Nothing horrible, just a low level fever of around 100 to 101 at its highest, some sneezing and stuffy headed-ness and an overall feeling of blah... but on top of a 52 hour work week, it was draining my energy every second I was awake. I had to teach a class for 8 hours on Friday and by the end of it, I was sooooooooo ready to come home and crawl into bed. Which is basically what I did.

I didn't end up leaving said bed for any time longer than it took to go to the bathrooom or get a cup of water from the kitchen all weekend long. I literally spent the weekend in bed. Most of it sleeping, the 3 hours I've been awake this afternoon/evening is the longest block of consciousness I've managed since Friday night. I also managed to miss most meals and consequently feel as weak as a newborn colt, but I've got some homemade chicken noodle soup warming up now and once I eat that I think I'll have a shower and then go right back to bed.

In the meantime, I am enjoying the Supervisory gig so far. Of course most of my team is in training right now, so I reserve the right to change my mind once they hit the floor.

Still no plane tickets to ConCon, but hoping to rectify that with my first paycheck in Feb. Also starting to get way excited as I bought my ticket for the Kane concert this past friday and its slowly becoming more real. Little over 45 days or so I think and I SO can't wait!

Have gotten no writing done this weekend, which is a bit nerve-wracking as I have my p2w story due soonish as well as my 2 [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fics due as well. I'm not as worried about my AU Big Bang as I have a bit longer to go before that one is due, but the 3 above are all due in about 2 weeks. But I also have a needy dark fic POV that is whispering in the back of my head almost constantly as well as a Hades JDM that is all kinds of cranky with me right now.

Tv has been awesomesauce lately and I am so head over heels for White Collar it's not even funny. It ranks just below Leverage in my tv love. (Sorry Burn Notice, I still love you too... but you moved one spot down the ladder.) I am enjoying Caprica so far, and the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race starts tomorrow and that has me all kinds of gleeful even if I don't have anyone to squee over it with. I was not overly impressed with the last episode of Supernatural, but I have hopes that this week's will make up for it. And really the "Pudding!" adorableness is still going, so boys have a buy for a week.

And really, I'm just wittering over nothing now so I should wrap this up. Here's to hoping that this week is better (altho at this point I'm prolly looking at 56 hours at work since I have to work next weekend...)
darling_lisa: (WC Neal texting)
Don't forget that tonight at 9p EST is the cut off for signing up for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide! Several "popular" fandoms included this year (Leverage, Burn Notice, White Collar, Zombieland) as well as those rare *coughPhiladelphiaStorycough* ones that make Yuletide so fun.

Miscellaneous ramblings about tv, my birthday and mini Nano under the cut.

... and we're all stuck inside his wacky Broadway nightmare )
darling_lisa: (Dean Sin)
Ok, so this week has pretty much blew chunks, but today has turned around nicely.  I submit the following as evidence:

Item # 1 - Supernatural!  Boys are back tonight!!! I am fighting capslocks of glee people,  BOYS!!

Item # 2 - Depeche Mode is going on tour, they are going to Phoenix in August and tickets go on sale on Saturday.  Guess what I will be doing on Saturday?  Damn Straight.  Thus far I have managed to miss them every other damn time they have come anywhere near me and I *will* see them this time come hell or high water.

Item # 3 - I have 2 WEEKEND DAYS OFF!!!! Two. Weekend. Days. Off. Like in a row and everything.  I was about to sign out of Satan's phone support the phones today and got an IM from Josh, who needs to get out early on Monday.  So he said he would take my shift on Sat if I would work his closing shift Mon... I think I typed yes before his IM finished fulling rendering on my screen.  I am delerious.  I may just spend the whole of saturday after I buy my DM tickets sleeping....

And in conclusion... YAY!!!

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