*peeks in*

Mar. 24th, 2013 01:06 pm
eyesofshinigami: (Squee!)
But I come bearing good news!

It's been a while, I know. :( The last few months have been pretty whirlwind for me, so I just sort of... fell to the wayside.

But this past week was pretty epic, if I do say so myself. Jimmie graduated from Basic training and headed out to Arizona for his AIT. So incredibly proud of him, and I can't wait for us to start the next phase of our lives together.

And, for those of you who didn't see it on Facebook, we got engaged! :D He proposed while I was visiting him in South Carolina, where he was stationed for Basic.

While it was an exhausting week, it was also amazing. While his training in AIT is classified, at least I'll be able to talk to him on the phone and such. In Basic all we could was write letters, which seems romantic, but is kind of a pain in the ass when there is such an incredible delay. :/

Anyway, I thought I would share some pix with you guys!

For those interested... )

So... what else is new? :)
eyesofshinigami: (Rocketship underpants)
Things are most definitely looking up. :)

I got my graduate school application done this evening. So, hopefully, I'll be hearing back from them to know if I got accepted. I reapplied to University of Indianapolis, so keep your fingers and toes crossed for me! :D And I'd love to see [personal profile] jedishampoo again if I have to go up for an interview! ♥

I also recently started exercising again. When I went into my funk, I stopped doing my pilates and started being quite the fatass lazy slug. Mostly, I started turning into a bit of a chubster. :( Not cool. So, with my new found awesome outlook, I decided to pick my pilates back up again. Oh god, my abs! But it's a good hurt, you know?

I've also been writing again. It's not much, but hey, it's something. Ideas are actually starting to pop into my brain again, which I think is a positive. Who knows? I might go wild and open up a drabble post. ;) It's nice being in the headspace to be creative again.

And who knows? Maybe I'll go wild and start posting pix of the dolls again. They feel so neglected, poor babies. :(

Well, creative that isn't a tabletop RPG. Though, our Mage game is going swimmingly, and it sounds like we're going to be doing a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game. Though, our DM is letting us pick other shifters besides werewolves. OMGYAY.

Also, is there anybody at all on my flist that will be attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta? If so, an epic meetup should be arranged. :D I got my Firefly hat, my Buffy t-shirt, my Trek shirts, and this year I'm going to wearing a GLEE shirt. You know, the ones from the Born This Way performance? Mine says "Fangirl" How apt, yes? XD

/ramble.
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So, with some help from the always wonderful [personal profile] rroselavy, I finally submitted my gradute school application to the University of Indianapolis.

It's a huge relief to finally have that done, except now I get to spend the next couple of months chewing my nails while they consider if I'm a worthy candidate. My nails are never going to survive. X_X

I know it sounds a little selfish, but please send me some good luck vibes!

Maybe one of these days I'll actually update for real.
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Time for my annual check-in with LJ/DW. XD Isn't that terrible?

So, what's been up with EoS? Well...

-Finally getting my shit together to apply to graduate school and decided where I'm going to apply to. I've decided on the University of Indianapolis. I recently went up there for an open house and a tour of the campus. It was gorgeous and I was in love. Also, I got to hang out and spend the night with the wonderful [personal profile] jedishampoo, who was gracious enough to let Jimmie and I stay with her. :) We didn't have a whole lot of time, but if I get into UINDY, you bet I'll be bothering her all the time. ;) Now, I'm just waiting for my GRE scores to be posted so that I can continue with my application.

-Work, work, work, work, work, and more work.

-My laptop recently went kaput. :( Luckily, thought, my boyfriend loves me very much and bought me a tablet! I absolutely ADORE this thing. It's an HTC Flyer and it makes me so very happy. ♥

-I won a Samsung Epic Touch in a contest at work. Because I am a phone selling BEAST, apparently. :P

-Jimmie and I are currently playing through Mass Effect 2. OMG I LOVE THIS GAME. The fandom has eaten my brain and there is no cure. I've been trolling the kinkmeme like nobody's business and have found a wonderful plethora of awesome fic. Been thinking about writing some of my own, but we'll see.

-Went to Renn Faire. Had a blast!

-Played paintball while I was in IL visiting Jimmie's friends and family for the weekend we drove up to Indy. It was fun, but I lost both the ring that Jimmie gave me and the one that his mom gave me for my graduation present from college. :( I cried so hard, but maybe luck will be on my side and somebody will find them to turn in. Here's hoping.

-Actually looking forward to Christmas this year. :)

So... that's been my life. Same old, same old.

And on a final note, I plan on sending Christmas cards out! Please let me know if you would like one. If you don't think I have your address, please message me.

And yes, if you're sending them out, I would like one of yours. :) I've been haphazard about LJ lately, so I probably missed a ton of card posts. If you sent me one last year, I'd like one from this year and I'll be happy to send one in return.

♥ you all.
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I've got to get better at posting. Seriously. Life has just been crazy, and not necessarily in the fun way. :(

I shall sum up:

-New job is both really awesome and sucky. We had to fire one of our service techs for being a whiny no-show, and the new guy we got is a fucking moron. He's older than the rest of us (there are only four of us total that work in our store) and he thinks that means that he knows what to do. He talks to me like I'm a small child and he tries to correct me. Sir, I've been there for almost four months. You've been there for a week. SHUT THE FUCK UP. >:( On top of that, my manager had a miscarriage this past weekend, so I've been pulling double duty with the new guy because the OTHER guy that works with us had to fly to DC to visit his extremely ill grandmother. *SIGH*

-Two of my RL best friends have been going through a lot, so I've been laying off fandom stuff to help them through their stuff.

-Two weeks ago or so, my beloved cat Luna of 12 years passed away. It was really sudden and I was extremely distraught. She got sick and within a couple of days, she passed in the vet's office while I was making the decision to put her down. I haven't cried like that in a long, long time. I still find myself looking around the house trying to find her. What gets me is that our other cat, Mouse, does the same thing. That really breaks my heart. However, I buried her in our backyard and I go outside to visit her on occasion. I'm not ready to get another cat just yet, so now it's just Mouse.

-My roommate bailed on me and managed to fuck up a lot of shit when she did. I was really angry about it, since I did quite a bit for her and got it thrown back in my face. However, I have a new roommate, a Chinese exchange student, and she's awesome. She's an absolute sweetheart and it's been an interesting experience learning from one another. She has been spoiling Jimmie and I immensely with all of her cooking. :) And she complimented me on my use of chopsticks! :D The only thing I could do without is her annoying small dog, but even it's growing on me.

-I nearly died on the interstate a while back. My tire blew out and it sent me spinning into traffic going by me at 70-80 mph. I managed to gain control of the car and fishtail myself onto the shoulder, where I proceeded to thank everything that would listen that I didn't get hit or hit anyone else. Then I sat and shook and cried for a while before I made a desperate call to my mommy to save me. XD That was one of the single scariest things I've ever encountered.

-Have recently gotten sucked into watching Bones, which is probably my new favorite show. I love it, even if it grosses me out sometimes. XD

So, other than that, life has just been life. I miss fandom, and the other day I really thought about how much I missed talking to everyone on here. I keep saying that I'm going to be more active, but... things just keep getting in the way. I just hope nobody's forgotten about me. :P

So, gonna head to bed now. Gotta get up early for training and am dog tired for working nearly thirty hours in three days. x_x

♥ I'm glad all my friends in Virginia and DC are safe after the earthquake, and hoping that Irene doesn't slam the east coasters too hard. :( Stupid hurricanes. I'll be keeping you all who are in her path in my thoughts and prayers. *squishes you all, and the rest of her flist*
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So, I reemerge once again to bring you pix! :D I had the awesome pleasure of hosting the ever-fabulous Xypne of [profile] soliandxypne for a whole week! :D We had tons of fun and I can't wait to have her back again!

So, I figured I would post the epic pix from our adventures together, since I didn't want her to get bored. Warning: THIS POST IS EXTREMELY PIC HEAVY.

But I think you'll enjoy. :)

Thursday night Jimmie and I picked her up from the airport and we came back home, chilled out, and then promptly crashed since it was almost three in the morning. However, before that, she gave me a present!

And what did she give me? )

On Friday, we got up and headed out to Abita Springs to visit the Insta-Gator Alligator Ranch. Here, they harvest alligator eggs in the marshes and swamps (since the population was dwindling) and they raise them. They release 12% of all the hatchlings back into the wild, the rest are used for leather products and meat (this reduces the amount of poaching that takes place). They've brought up the population from 150,000 to almost 4 million in the state of Louisiana! We also took Xpyne out to lunch and then let her have her very first snowball. XD

Alligator Ranch )

Saturday, we went to Global Wildlife, where you can ride in a wagon and feed and pet animals like deer and giraffes. It's another conservation effort, and it's the largest in the US. :) Later that night, I took Xpyne to have boiled crawfish for the first time. XD I'm sure she'll post pix, and when she does I'll snag them. XD She said they were delicious, just disgusting to peel. We also walked around downtown Covington and had drinks at Outback with Jimmie and some of his co-worker buddies.

Global Wildlife )

Sunday, I had to work on Easter. :( When I got home, we hung out and waited for Jimmie. Once he got here, Xpyne, Jimmie, my bff Amy and I all went out to IHOP for Easter dinner. Because we're classy like that. XD

On Monday, we hung out and I went for a job interview, which went well! I'm still waiting to hear back for the official YOU"RE HIRED, but hey, it's a start! After that, we went to the Honey Island Swamp and had an epic adventure! I didn't have batteries in my camera, so the pix you see belong to Xpyne. Then, we went to Outback for dinner and hung out while Xpyne drew me epic Kirk/Bones pix! :D :D :D

The Swamp )

Tuesday was our trip to New Orleans which almost didn't happen. We had a wicked bad storm early in the morning, and then there was rain predicted all day. But it ended up being sunny and beautiful all day. We had lunch at a place called Pierre Masparo's, and it was delicious! We walked around the Quarter and the French Market, and poked our head in random little shops here and there. The rest of the night was spent vegging at the house, almog with drive-thru daiquiris and epic board games.

New Orleans )

Wednesday we lazed around, and then I took Xpyne to get beignets and coffee before I dropped her off at the airport. It was a sad ride home. :(

Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed! Maybe now you'll see how awesome Louisiana is and want to come visit. ;)))

eyesofshinigami: (Noah face!)
So, I ended up failing pretty epically hard with the whole posting thing, but that's okay. Winter always kinds of messes with me, so I've been mostly lurking around.

Work has been stressful, which is to be expected considering I work retail and it was Christmas. It just seemed like people were way worse this year than previous. I don't know.

Thanks to everyone who sent me cards and little gifts *looks to [personal profile] ditch_gospel and [personal profile] sharpeslass* and all the wonderful messages I got. :) Christmas was very low-key this year for me; Jimmie and I went to my aunt's house with all my family (except my dad, who was in Arizona because my parents separated for the time being) and it was nice. We opened presents at midnight that morning with two of my best friends, which was awesome.

For Christmas I got the two Hetalia DVDs, Loveless 3 DVD, lots of money, a new purse, an awesome Beatles journal, a Beatles CD, and a couple of pairs of pajama pants. Oh, and monkey slippers and a bumper sticker, and a new phone case.

New Years was also pretty low-key for me. I went out for dinner and drinks with two of my girlfriends, and rang in the new year at home with them and Jimmie. (I got a New Year's kiss, which made me happy. :))

Thoroughly enjoyed all the [community profile] yuletide_smut fics this year! I can't wait to see who wrote what. :) I also decided (probably against my better judgment, but we'll see) that I will be participating in [community profile] valentine_smut. It's part of my goals for this year.

Which are:

1. Write more
2. Post more
3. Get a better, more enjoyable job
4. Get into graduate school
5. Take more pictures
6. Lose a bit of weight
7. Be happier and enjoy my life more.

Not too much to ask, I suppose? I figure making goals is a more reasonable concept than making resolutions, since I never stick to my resolutions. :/

As far as writing goes, the only thing I've been writing lately is Kirk/Bones stuff. XD I have a few comment fics from the flash challenge over on [community profile] jim_and_bones, which I may or may not repost here. Who knows?

Anyway, just thought I would catch up with everyone. I hope to be around more and be less lurky, but we'll see how that goes.

Happy 2011, everyone! ♥
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I started seeing posts popping up about it on LJ, so I thought I would go ahead and get an early jump.

If you'd like me to send you a Christmas card, drop me a comment here with your address. Some people I have addresses from last year, but just to be sure, go ahead and give it to me again.

I'm always happy to get cards too (they fill me with incoherent squee) so let me know if you want my address too. :)

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So... I hear everybody moved over here while I was away at Dragon*Con. o_O I posted an entry about it on LJ, but I'm still not really sure I understand what's going on. (This could also be from the 200+ entries that I missed over the course of my weekend, but that's another story. ;) )

If somebody could clarify, that would be awesome.

At any rate, I don't want to lose any contact with all of the people that I know and love from over there, so I'll probably be doing the crossposting thing from now on. Most likely, when I find out why I should be as righteously outraged as everyone else is, I'll probably make the switch as well. I don't want to lose touch with anybody. ♥ I love you guys too much.

So... eventually, once I catch up with everything and get re-situated, I will be posting about the epic epicness that was my Dragon*Con weekend. Put it this way, combined with the people I went with, we have over 700 pictures. :D It was AMAZING.

Just for a happier note, you know?
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This post is kind of all over the place, so be forewarned. My brain has ceased higher functioning due to the sheer amount of SHIT that went on today. Was there like National Start Your Christmas Shopping Early Day or something? Holy hell. Work was insane today! Not to mention about thirty minutes into the rush the computer system decided to stop working. It was definitely a WTF kind of day.

Then, the funniest thing happened to me today in Starbucks when I went to get lunch. I got recognized from YaoiCon. o__O This girl that was standing in line behind me was giving me strange looks, until finally I turned around and asked her why she was studying me like that. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Um, hi. So...why do you keep staring at me like that?
Girl: I know you! You were the chick with the vines on her face at that anime convention!
Me: ...what?
Girl: Yeah! My friend took pictures of you and the other two chicks you were with! I didn't go, but she did and she said it was amazing and blah blah blah blah
Me: *doesn't really know what to say* That's...nice. Thank you?
Girl: *giggle* You and your friends looked awesome!
Me: *still doesn't know what to say*
Girl: Well, it was nice talking to you! *waves emphatically as she walks off*
Me: ...*thinks 'WTF?'*

All in all, it was...rather strange.

And as far as writing goes...I've finally started working on Liturgy. *falls over* I'm not sure what I think about it, but Homura is poking at my brain like there's no tomorrow. I've tried swatting at him, but it doesn't work. He's like a mosquito that just won't quit.

Well, the point of this story is, to get my writing groove going, I wrote four more of the stupid little drabbles I was writing AGES ago. While I will not say that these are excellent examples of my literary prowess, I actually kind of like them.

Drabble Set #2 )

So there you have it. *laughs* For your viewing pleasure.

And did anyone else find it hilariously ironic that Sanzo managed to win the Shojo your Mojo contest? Oh, the plot and art bunnies that are going to spawn from that. *laughs* Sanzo'll never hear the end of it, I'm sure.

Finally, since I couldn't stop myself. Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] macavitykitsune and [livejournal.com profile] s0hmam0miji:

Friendship Meme )

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