owlmoose: (moose - sign)
For the first time in 13 years. Not only is the prescription stronger than in my old glasses, it's actually stronger than the one in my contact lenses (at least in my left eye), so it's definitely going to take some getting used to.

They're also plastic frames, which makes them much chunkier than my wire ones. Definitely some getting used to...

One down

Nov. 19th, 2016 12:01 am
owlmoose: (teamoose)
First concert was tonight, and it went quite well! We hit all the marks we needed to hit and no major errors, certainly nothing noticeable.

Now it's time to flop until the second show on Sunday.
owlmoose: (hepburn)
I was tagged on Tumblr by [personal profile] heavenscalyx for the 11 questions meme. I've done this a number of times, but never on DW -- it seems to mostly be a Tumblr meme. But since I prefer to home longer posts on DW, I'm transporting it here, and maybe it'll catch on. :)

Rules: 1. Always repost the rules 
2. Answer the 11 random questions posted for you
 3. Create 11 new ones and tag 11 people 
4. Let the person who tagged you know that you answered

Tagging [personal profile] lassarina, [personal profile] umadoshi, [personal profile] alias_sqbr, [personal profile] sathari, [personal profile] spindizzy, [personal profile] forestofglory and [livejournal.com profile] brennacedria -- optional as always, and if anyone else wants to answer, feel free!

My answers:

1. Do you have a ghost story that happened to you or one of your family? Sadly not, nothing like this in my personal history or family lore.

The rest behind the cut )


Nov. 2nd, 2015 05:36 pm
owlmoose: (BMC - cloisters)
[personal profile] auronlu asked me to post something about Bryn Mawr College, which is our shared alma mater (and as it happens our time there overlapped by a couple of years, though we didn't know each other then).

For those of you who might not be familiar, Bryn Mawr is a small, private liberal arts college in the Philadelphia suburbs. As one of the Seven Sisters, it's traditionally a women's college, although the college will now admit anyone who doesn't identify as male. That's a recent change to policy, and I think it's a good one. (The purpose of women's colleges in a world that is increasingly recognizing the problems with a binary concept of gender is an interesting question, but it's outside the scope of this entry.) There's a lot I could say about Bryn Mawr, most of it positive -- I credit my four years there with making me the person who I am today, and it was the first place I ever found a really solid group of friends, many of whom are still with me today. I was super-active in the Alumnae Association for awhile, was on the board of the local club and then the national organization for a couple of years. Then I burned out, and took a break that lasted almost 10 years. Until this year, at my 20-year reunion, where my friend A and I volunteered to be class presidents. So now that I'm back on the horse, I went to the annual volunteers training weekend for the first time in over a decade. That was the first weekend of October; it was a cold and rainy visit, but it was also energizing, and gave us lots of ideas about how to connect our classmates to each other and to the college. And of course I always appreciate the opportunity to renew my own connection. I've been to every one of my class reunions, and also a decade reunion for graduates of the 1990s in 2014, but reunion is always in the summer after the students are gone. This is the first time in ages that I've been on campus while classes are in session, so it was a real blast from the past to see the college alive with students and faculty. Not to mention that it was fall, with the leaves turning color and the greens turning to mud, which was yet another excellent source of nostalgia. I wouldn't relive my college years if you paid me -- I enjoy being an adult with money and free time, thank you -- but going back to Bryn Mawr always feels like coming home.

I would feel remiss if I didn't talk about Lantern Night, which was yesterday (and I suspect is part of the reason that [personal profile] auronlu asked about this). One thing that makes Bryn Mawr a special place is its cycle of traditions, and the most sacred of those traditions to me is Lantern Night. Every student at BMC receives a lantern as a symbol of the light of knowledge and belonging to the community. The lanterns are made of black metal worked into the shape of a stylized owl (representative both of knowledge and of the goddess Athena, our patron goddess for perhaps obvious reasons), and the glass panes are forged in the class color. The class of 2019 is a green class, as was the class of 1995, so I am particularly nostalgic when I look at these pictures and think back 24 years, to when I was 18, clad in a black robe, standing in line with my classmates and waiting for the moment that we would be officially welcomed into the community of Mawrters. And I also remember being a sophomore, frantically running up and down the line of lanterns, making sure they all had tea invitations firmly attached and candles safely lit, praying that the Class of '96 would have just as meaningful experience as I did. And I remember being a junior, then a senior, standing in an arch of the Cloisters, using my lantern to keep time as I sang in Greek, realizing that I would never be a part of this moment again, relishing the bittersweet cycle of time.

If any members of the class of '19 happen to be reading this, welcome to the family! I hope you had a wonderful Lantern Night, and that being a part of the College is as good an experience for you as it was for me.

Age Meme

Sep. 23rd, 2015 11:38 pm
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The Rules: you comment saying you want to do the meme, I give you an age (give me a maximum, either your current age or some younger age, as you prefer), and you fill out the meme questions with what applied to you back then, and what applies to you now. [personal profile] yohjideranged gave me Age 22, which covers the last few months of college and most of the first year out (March 1995 - March 1996).

I lived in:
Then:This was a year of changes. I started out in a dorm room, a suite shared with my friend A, at Bryn Mawr College. After graduation, I moved in with my parents in Santa Rosa, CA for the summer, then into a house with my then-boyfriend and a friend and co-worker of his, in Palo Alto. That housing situation was a disaster, though, and within a couple of months we'd left the co-worker and moved to Mountain View with our friend E, whom we barely knew at that point. Fortunately, it worked out well, and he's still one of my closest friends.
Now: San Francisco, with my husband. We've been in the same place since 2000 and have no current plans to move.

I drove:
Then: I didn't have a car of my own until 1997. No car at all in college, when I lived with my folks I most often drove my dad's '89 Ford Tempo, and after moving out I sometimes drove my boyfriend's '86 Toyota Camry.
Now: A 2009 Honda Fit that was a gift from my mother-in-law when she no longer needed a second car.

I was in a relationship with:
Then: My college boyfriend G -- we started dating that September (after meeting on an airplane) and were together for almost four years. During that year, we were fairly solid. The cracks starting showing a couple of years later, when I went to grad school.
Now: T, my husband. Together going on 17 years; our 11th wedding anniversary is on Saturday.

I feared:
Then: Being broke, never finding a good job, losing touch with my close circle of college friends.
Now: Never finding a good job (this may be the thing that has changed least), serious health problems.

I worked at:
Then: First a college student, and also a student worker at the college library. After graduation, I took back my regular summer job at the local county fair until I stumbled into a secretarial job at a small architecture firm. It was kind of a lousy job, but it got me out of my parents' house and convinced me that library school was my true calling.
Now: Currently, part-time temporary at a social science research organization. There are moves to possibly make it more permanent, which I will talk about when I'm more sure it's gong to happen. It's a pretty good place to work, if not quite the career path job I was wanting.

I wanted to be:
Then: Done with school, in a stable relationship, someone who knew what they wanted out of life.
Now: An academic librarian, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards in the short term. A good partner, a good friend, more healthy, a better writer.
owlmoose: (Default)
I've seen a few people do this, but most recently ganked from [personal profile] umadoshi. I suppose it's appropriate to do a catch-up meme a week after everyone else.

So what have you been up to? / Major life changes? Same old same old?

I've been working a part-time temporary job that might become more permanent soon, but that's by no means a done deal. So I'd rather not talk about that publicly yet. Otherwise I feel like it's pretty much situation normal.

What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?

Either Dragon Age or MCU, depending on the day. I haven't been participating much, though, largely because I haven't readjusted to having a job outside the house and with regular hours, and I can't really be on social media while I'm there. Also I have my irritations with both fandoms, in terms of recent content and of the communities, so it's feeling less like happy fun squee times than I want it to be.

Where do you hang out online?

If I'm being honest, I have to say Flight Rising. Breeding and dominance battles continue to hold my attention, and although the site also has its dramas, I'm way less personally invested than I am in my other fandoms. My frustrations with Tumblr as a community and as a platform continue to grow, and I'm taking a semi-hiatus from it, starting tomorrow, mostly to avoid Trespasser spoilers, but in truth I'm running on queue half the time lately anyway.

I do want to post more here, though. More books reviews? (I got some enthusiasm for that suggestion the other day, so thanks for that!) More meta in general? Respond to things on Tumblr here, where we might actually be able to have conversation about them? I guess we'll see. I've also been on Twitter more lately, because it's easier to pop in from my phone while I'm at work.

What are you reading?

I'm in the middle of two books right now: "The End of All Things" by John Scalzi, and "A Red-Rose Chain" by Seanan McGuire. End of All Things is a collection of four novellas, and I'd read the first three when I picked up Red-Rose Chain at McGuire's Borderlands event on Saturday (which was very fun!). Since I was at a good stopping point with the Scalzi, I started reading the McGuire while I was there, and now I want to finish it. So I'll probably do that, then get back to the Scalzi, then begin on the mountain of exciting books that have come out in the last two months (Court of Fives, The Fifth Season, House of Shattered Wings...).

What are you watching?

My main TV project is a rewatch of Star Trek: Voyager. At least, I'd thought it was a rewatch when I started, but almost nothing after the first season has been familiar. I'm positive I watched at least some episodes with Seven of Nine, though, because the reason I remember giving it up was because I got tired of it being the Seven of Nine show. I just finished Season Four, so maybe the part I did watch is coming up. Anyway, I'm enjoying it. It's not as uniformly good as DS9 or later TNG, but when it's good, it's very good, and I really like most of the characters (even Seven, better than I remembered).

We're also sort of slowly working on Sense8, and I've grown into a big fan of The Nightly Show and Last Week Tonight.

What are you making?

Not as much as I would like. I went back on Fangirl Happy Hour to talk about Ant-Man and the current state of the MCU! The episode was released today and can be found here. I have a couple of long projects going, most notably a Dragon Age: Inquisition Hawke/Fenris fix-it fic, but it wants to be an epic and I fear I've bitten off more than I can chew with it. We'll see if I can pull it together -- making enough progress to post it, or at least start posting, is my main writing goal for the month.

What are you squeeing about today?

Not today, exactly, but I already posted about how much I loved Jaws of Hakkon, one of the DA:I DLCs. I've moved on to playing Descent with my Cadash, and I have to admit it works better with a dwarf inquisitor. There's not a ton of unique content for her, but there's enough that I can appreciate the resonance. (No mention of the Hero of Ferelden's being a dwarf, though, not even when Malika asked Renn if he'd met her.) I'm about halfway down to the bottom. Hopefully it won't take too much longer, and then I can move on to Trespasser.

If you could rope old fandom friends into a new fandom, it would be.....

Is it wrong to say that I'd love to new people to get into Dragon Age and bring in fresh perspectives, in hopes of lightening the relentless negativity that I've been seeing since DA:I? I'm not saying that I don't want to ever see any criticism, ever -- there are plenty of valid critiques to make of the new game; I've made plenty of them myself. But it seems like the crits are all anyone ever talks about, and it's getting me down.

I should really watch/read/dive into _______ and then come talk to you about it!

Uprooted by Naomi Novik! OMG it was so good. I don't want to say any more because spoilers. Just go read it.

What else is on your mind?

Not a lot, really. Which is why I haven't posted so much here, I suppose. I need to get back in the habit of regular posting, if nothing else to help keep better track of myself. I keep saying that and not doing it, but that doesn't mean it isn't true.
owlmoose: (let go)
Suddenly, you look up and realize that you haven't updated in far too long.

It turns out that June hasn't been much less busy than May -- work, birthday party, travel prep, Flight Rising profit push, two stories due this week, shopping trips (I got a couple of fabulous new dresses for the cruise), interview for a freelance thing (still haven't heard back though), and now the month is half over and I leave for Vegas in five days, Europe in a week.

I'm really excited about my upcoming trips, but when it's all over, I hope I can spend some more quality time with my couch.
owlmoose: (ffx2 - paine detail2)
So I got busy with other things and missed the exact date, but as of last Sunday, April 19th, I've been in fandom for 10 years.

I'd done other things one might describe as fannish before, and of course I've been a fan of things for much longer than that -- my whole life, really. But I date my active participation in fandom to the posting of my first fanfic, which went up on fanfiction.net on April 19th, 2005. I'd been working on it for months, along with the second story I ever posted (the first chapter of that went up a week or so later), and I hemmed and hawed about posting it at all, but I decided it was worth throwing it up there to see what happened. And fandom happened. It took a couple of months, but by the summer I had a few regular readers, and then I met [livejournal.com profile] kunstarniki and the rest is history.

When I posted about this anniversary on Tumblr a bit ago, when it was still upcoming, I noted that ten years isn't that long to be in fandom, really -- I know many people who've been involved much longer, and people who came to it far younger. But it's still a good chunk of time, and it's changed my life so much. It wouldn't be entirely wrong to divide my life up into "before fandom" and "after fandom". And although fandom comes with its ups and downs, I can't imagine giving it up. It's brought me the creative outlet I always needed, and I've met so many fantastic people -- including some of the best friends I've ever had.

I thought about doing something grand for the anniversary, but I ran out of both time and ideas, so this brief meander was the best I could do. Thank you, all of you, for being a part of this grand experience. Here's to ten years and ten more, and another ten after that.
owlmoose: A bright blue butterfly (butterfly)
I feel derelict in my duties for not having written up more of my FogCon experience, but maybe it's okay that I just experienced it this year, rather than feeling the need to write it down. I did get involved in an interesting conversation about cultural appropriation and assimilation tropes at the last panel I attended. We were a small group in a large room and would probably have been better off sitting in a circle, but it worked out. I got to recommend "The Goblin Emperor" and a Kate Elliott essay, so my work was done. (I also rec'd Goblin Emperor in a conversation in the con suite, and I rec it to everyone reading this post as well. It is just That Good.)

One sort of recurring theme for me at FogCon is that I'm not very good at making lasting connections. I make contributions to discussions in the structured context of a panel, and I'll force myself out of my shell to make conversation during unstructured time, but it's very rare for such an interaction to end even with the exchange of contact information. So I have no way to continue the connection beyond the con, and when I come back the next year, I feel as though I'm starting all over again, even after five years of seeing many of the same people around.

This year, I actually opened up to a few people on my feelings about this, and I discovered other folks who feel much the same way. So I'm glad it's not just me. At the post-mortem session, I thought about saying something, but my thoughts aren't well-formed enough on this point to say anything coherent, and I'm not sure there's much the con culture could do about it anyway -- I have similar feelings about the professional librarian conferences I've attended, after all, so it is at least partly on me! For one thing, I do intend to seek out more folks on social media and see if I can be at least a bit more engaged. So if you're reading this post because I've recently added you on some platform or another, and you're trying to figure out why, now you know. :) Also I renew my semi-regular pledge to attempt to engage on Twitter more, since that's where so much of the sf/f fandom action is these days.

Will it make a difference in future years? Maybe. It certainly can't hurt, and having more cool people in my online social circles is always a good thing. I have hope for it, anyway.

Do others of you who go to cons feel this way? If so, what if anything have you done about it? I'd be interested to hear about other people's experiences.
owlmoose: (hp - monsters)
[personal profile] pete_thomas asked me to describe my ideal living space.

First, this ideal living space would be located in a city, within easy walking distance to excellent public transportation, restaurants, a fabulous bookstore, a park/public plaza/other outdoor space, and coffee shops with wifi, and within an easy drive to a major freeway. I'm not sure any place like this exists in the SF Bay Area (which I am unlikely to ever leave because of family, friends, and climate), but we're talking ideal, right? ;)

Okay, now the inside. I don't need a big place -- our current condo is about 1400 sq. ft., and it's enough for us. I like homes with mostly open, interconnected spaces, not a whole lot of doors. However, our current place is a loft, and although it's mostly fine, there are times when it would be nice to have a bedroom door that we could close. I really love the double-height ceiling in the living room, though, so that can stay. My ideal home would have a somewhat larger kitchen with lots of cupboards, a gas stove (I'm so tired of electric, but we can't put gas in here), and plenty of counter space. Lots of windows looking out on a nice view, but also good quality curtains or shades to help with heating and cooling. A library! How much do I want a library? I need at least three more bookshelves, and right now I have nowhere to put them. A library, with shelves on every wall, a comfy chair, a desk for my computer, some way to listen to music, and a fireplace. That would be perfect.

Finally, my ideal living space would have a patio or a small yard (the other main thing our current home is lacking). Just big enough for a small table, a few chairs, and a grill. Some shade, and some nice landscaping that is really easy to take care of (I have a black thumb). Yep, that would be just the ticket.
owlmoose: (beethoven)
[personal profile] pete_thomas asked about my musical tastes, a bit more about the group I sing with, and what got me into music.

We'll start with the last question. I've always enjoyed music of all sorts, although my exposure to it as a kid was somewhat limited, because neither of my parents listen to popular music. They're both musical, though -- my dad sings and my mom plays piano and guitar, and I have many other family members who play instruments, sing, or both. I started playing the flute in fourth grade and the piano in fifth, and then in eighth grade, when we moved to California, I joined choirs at both school and church. When I started high school, I had to choose between band and singing, and because the music teacher had a better reputation as a choir director, that's what I did. I'm still sometimes a little sad that I gave up the flute (and that I quit playing piano a couple of years earlier), but high school was when I got really into singing, and it's been an important part of my life ever since.

The chorus I sing with now is based out of Stanford University. The conductor is a faculty member, and many of the singers are students, faculty, and staff, but it's also open to anyone in the community who wants to take part. It's a large group, usually well over 100 singers, and we perform with various local orchestras. I joined when I moved back to the Bay Area after college, and (with a quarter off here and there), I've been a member ever since. In a typical year, we have three performance seasons (Fall, Winter, and Spring) with two concerts each. Mostly we perform large-scale classical works, although sometimes we'll do smaller, more modern and/or avant guard pieces. This quarter is Verdi's Requiem, which I've done once before -- it's a challenge, but I like the music a lot. I enjoy singing with this group, and I've made a number of friends there, but the main thing that brings me back is the conductor, who is fabulous. He's on sabbatical this year, which makes me appreciate him even more.

As for my musical tastes, they're pretty eclectic. I do like classical, both choral and orchestral, but if you scrolled through my iTunes, you'd find quite a lot of alternative rock and pop (especially from the 80s and 90s), movie and game soundtracks, folk and folk-rock, and mellow electronica. I like music I can sing along with, and I like music I can write to (two categories that are almost but not quite mutually exclusive). Since I almost never listen to music radio these days, finding new music is a challenge. Recommendations, Pandora, and fanmixes are good sources, but I'm always on the lookout for more.
owlmoose: (book)
This is a day late; sorry!!

[personal profile] alias_sqbr asked me to compare and contrast Dreamwidth and Tumblr. "I'm specifically interested in the different ways people react to the same post, since you crosspost, but whatever you feel like talking about is fine." This is a great question, but also a hard one, because my thoughts on Dreamwidth and Tumblr (and LiveJournal, which I can't decouple from the others completely) are complicated, and sometimes contradictory. That said, I've wanted to write this post, or one much like it, for a long time, so here goes!

I suppose it's no surprise that this got long. )

From the January Prompts meme (On DW / On LJ). Want to ask a question? Many slots remain open, especially in the latter half of the month.
owlmoose: (owlmoose 2)
[personal profile] pete_thomas asked me for the origins of my username. I think I may have told this story on LJ, many moons ago, but I can't easily find the link, and I've met many new people since then, so I don't mind telling it again.

The owl and the moose are two animals that were emblematic of my college years, a time I look back upon with great fondness. The owl is fairly easy to explain: Athena is the unofficial "patron goddess" of Bryn Mawr (being representative of wisdom), and the owl is one of her icons. So the owl is the closest thing we have to a mascot, and many Mawrters feel an affinity toward them. The moose part, well. That's a bit more random. The short version is that my friend JR came back from summer vacation our sophomore year with the habit of saying the word "moose" at random times. This habit turns out to be very contagious. Before winter break, we were all saying the word "moose" at random times -- it served as a greeting, a farewell, an exclamation, a nickname, an expression of affection....

Many years later, when I was looking for a new Internet username unconnected to previous ones, I hit upon combining the two animal names. Hence, owlmoose, which evolved into my fandom handle -- I use it everywhere fannish except for Twitter and Tumblr. As far as I know, I'm the only person who uses it, so if you come across an owlmoose, it is almost certainly me. :)

From the January Prompts meme (On DW / On LJ). Many slots remain open, especially in the latter half of the month!
owlmoose: (otter)
Fandom year in review meme, snagged from [livejournal.com profile] green_maia.

1. Your main fandom of the year?
Still Dragon Age, although I'm doing more and more with MCU all the time. Final Fantasy and Cinders continue to simmer in the background as well.

The rest are behind the cut. )


Nov. 9th, 2013 08:19 pm
owlmoose: A bright blue butterfly (butterfly)
Today's activity was an art fair. I bought a hat! And also a whole bunch of jewelry. I can justify it because I've gotten almost no new clothes this year (amazing how much easier it is to let your wardrobe age when you aren't working), but I'm sure the budget is still not going to like it. But oh well. These things happen at an art fair. And it's good to support local artists, right?


And now I need to figure out what to work on writing today. None of my current projects are really calling to me. But I don't have anything knew jumping out at me, either. It occurs to me that I used to take prompts every November. Maybe I should have done that again this year. Well, I suppose it's not too late! Any requests?

Age meme

Mar. 30th, 2013 12:05 am
owlmoose: (owlmoose 2)
How this works: You comment, I give you an age (please tell me how old you currently are, since I don't necessarily know) and you fill out the meme questions with what applied to you back then, and now.

[personal profile] wordweaverlynn gave me 32. I turned 32 in 2005.

A year in the life. )
owlmoose: (teamoose)
Ganked from [personal profile] firecat. Got an hour to kill at work? How about a meme?

Please fill out this survey so I can get to know you better. Old friends, fill it out too! Even if I know you well, I may find out something about you I never knew. Feel free to spread this around so we can all get to know each other. If there is a question you don't want to or don't know how to answer, just tell me something else instead.

Answers under the cut )
owlmoose: (book - read in bed)
Day Twenty-nine: If you made a deal with a demon what would your bargain be?

Of the vices embodied by the standard Dragon Age demons -- rage, hunger, sloth, desire, and pride -- I'd probably be most tempted by sloth. No one who mostly knows me online believes this, but I am, in fact, incredibly lazy. I avoid chores and errands, put the bare minimum of effort into a lot of things, and am almost always happy to spend a weekend kicking back on the couch with TV or a book or games or the Internet. So if a sloth demon came along and offered me some kind of deal where I'd never have to do housework again, or go grocery shopping, or deal with any of my inane tasks at work, I'd take it in a second.

Complete list of questions
owlmoose: (cats - tori sun)
So this weekend's shows were awesome. To be fair, I have never been to a bad They Might Be Giants concert. The Johns and their band are fantastic performers, and I suspect that, even at their worst, They would be entertaining. They seem to be having so much fun on that stage -- Flans still jumps around like a kid with his guitar, while Linnell holds the center of the storm at the keyboards and the band rocks out. Saturday's show was excellent; I got to hear some old favorites (Pencil Rain! Why Does the Sun Shine?! The Guitar!), and some of their newer stuff, and it was all great fun. But I am so, so glad I went to Sunday's performance as well, because it was the Flood show.

Flood, TMBG's breakthrough album and the one that casual fans of the band are most likely to know, is not my favorite of their albums -- that honor is held by Apollo 18, and I would probably rank Lincoln, The Else, and possibly John Henry above it as well, in terms of "if I were to choose a TMBG album to listen to in its entirety, which am I most likely to pick?" But Flood will always hold a special place in my heart, because it's the album through which I discovered this, my all-time favorite band. It was the second commercially recorded tape I ever bought for myself, and probably the first I ever wore out from continuous play. It was also the first concert I ever saw, a free show in Union Square in the summer of 1990, back when it was just John and John and a drum machine and a collection of random instruments. And I will always remember what it felt like to be crowded on the pavement with a thousand of my fellow fans, enraptured in fangirl glee, listening to these two guys play live versions of songs that I'd listened to over and over, the same songs but new and different, like Whistling in the Dark performed on only a marching band bass drum and an accordion. And hearing Shoehorn With Teeth for the first time, and driving down to the city with my co-worker Beth and wandering around the mall and being free in downtown San Francisco -- no parents, no aunts, no school trip minders -- for possibly the first time ever.

And it was this that I was thinking about on Sunday night, standing on the floor of the Fillmore just over 21 years later, listening to the entire album played in reverse order (with a half set beforehand and a short interlude of newer works between the two sides of the album). They've changed up many of the arrangements, partly because they play with a full band now (and the band is awesome -- their guitarist, Dan Miller, is incredibly talented, and his acoustic guitar version of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a thing of beauty) and I'm sure partly so they don't get completely bored of them. But they remain the songs we know and love, and the nostalgia provoked by dancing and singing along (because of course I know every word by heart) was intense.

Twenty years. Can it really have been so long ago?


Nov. 4th, 2011 06:53 pm
owlmoose: picture of a snow leopard (cats - snow leopard)
Ganked from [personal profile] cereta, because I haven't done one of these in ages, and I'm in the mood for something quick tonight. A few real posts are brewing, but not together in my head yet. Soon.

(I got stuck for any more than that)
1. KJ
2. owlmoose
3. K____ J____
4. K___ (short version of above full name, which is what people who knew me before college call me)

1. A turquoise sleeveless mock turtleneck
2. A black overshirt
3. Dichroic glass earrings of very dark blue, almost black

1. For my [community profile] megaflare_ff fic to be finished
2. For morale at my workplace to improve from its current rock-bottom levels. I keep thinking it can't possibly get worse, and then it does. Feh.
3. For it to be next weekend, when I will have an Amy and some They Might Be Giants!

1. Anyone who wants to
2. Anyone else who wants to
3. Maybe especially the people who I've added recently -- it's fun to get to know new people better!

1. Drafted a scene for my Mega Flare that had been giving me trouble
2. Drank a latte at Borderlands Cafe while working on said scene
3. Had dinner with friends

1. A library vendor
2. My manager
3. Someone who needed to renew a movie

1. Sleep late (please o please)
2. Work on Mega Flare
3. Finish my current k-meme WIP (I hope)

1. Coke made with real sugar
2. Coffee
3. Sparkling water
4. Sangria

1. "Still Alive" coming up randomly on iPhone shuffle on my way home from work
2. This (NSFW, and possibly life) animated .gif of Alistair
3. Some really cool new graphic design books

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