anogete: (jet)
( Apr. 14th, 2008 07:53 pm)
The lovely [ profile] sunshade worked her artistic magic on a drawing of Jet for me. I received it in the mail today and have hung it up in my office to properly decorate with my weirdness. It is living in a picture frame I found. Now Jet can watch over me as I work.

pictures, of course )

Isn't it super awesome? Thank you, [ profile] sunshade!!!

EDIT: a book meme! )
So, the tea shop is my new addiction. I'm obsessing over loose leaf tea. To prove my dorkiness, I took a picture of my tea area in my office. I also have an electric kettle, but it didn't fit into the picture.

i am disgustingly organized )

When I was between the ages of seven and twelve, I read all of Christopher Pike's novels. He was my absolute favorite. For those not in the know, Christopher Pike wrote suspense and horror novels for young adults. Really, they were written for a teenage audience, but I was always a bit ahead when it came to reading. I read Stephen King's The Stand when I was twelve, and that definitely isn't an appropriate novel for a child. My mother had no idea it was filled with sex and drugs, not to mention all the killing.

Anyway, Christopher Pike was the man to my ten-year-old self. I remember reading a novel back then that I absolutely loved, but I cannot remember the title for the life of me. And, when I moved away from home, my mother took it upon herself to cart out all of my books and put them in storage. The storage building was flooded, my childhood books were ruined, and the salvageable ones were sold. At any rate, I've spent the last two days searching for the title of this novel. It was definitely of the young adult horror/suspense category. I'm almost certain it was written by Christopher Pike. All I can remember in the way of details was that it took place in a castle or mansion of a wealthy family. The protagonist was a teenage girl. Much of her interaction was with the two twin brothers who live in the castle/mansion. They are, of course, super!hunks that she's totally attracted to. They made me swoon at the tender age of eleven. I think one of them was named Malcolm for some reason. The plot spoiler bit is that they are actually triplets, and the villain of the novel is their identical brother who is a bit mad. I think. Hell, I don't know for sure, but I think that's pretty accurate. Does anyone know what this novel is? I've skimmed through all of the descriptions of Christopher Pike's YA novels on a website, but none of them seem to match this description. I'm beginning to think I might have the wrong author. And I need to own this book again. Like, stat.

P.S. - I watched "Boogie Woogie Feng Shui" last night with Jason. It reminded me why I love Jet so much. The little scene where he and Meifa are sitting on the bench eating ice cream? Priceless.
Meifa: I just realized that I never spent time like this with my father...
Jet: Hey, now. Let me point out that I'm not that old. If anything, I would be a boyfriend... No, wait, that would be bad. W-What am I saying? At least I can be an elder brother or something...
I'm making Jason watch Cowboy Bebop. We watched the first two episodes tonight. He's also reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Yay for conversion! I win.

Spring needs to arrive soon. I received a catalog in the mail with pictures of gorgeous plants and flowers of all sorts. I came so close to dropping fifty bucks on bulbs and seeds. I should just wait another month. They don't ship until the spring anyway.

I finally decided to split the two hamsters up. Their fighting hasn't been as bad since I moved them to the larger cage, but every now and then they get into squabbles. Neither one has been very active, and they seem to spend their days worrying about the other. The smaller one (who happens to be the more aggressive one) seems to enjoy smaller, confined spaces. So, I moved her over to a small Habitrail sort of cage. The larger one was moved into the ten-gallon aquarium I was housing the two gerbils in. And the gerbils were moved into the twenty-gallon aquarium both of the hamsters had been in. Musical chairs with rodents. Everyone seems happy. The gerbils are thrilled with their new space, and both hamsters are acting normal and happy. So, mission accomplished, I suppose. I wish someone at the pet store had warned me about the dangers of housing two of those little hamsters together. I had no idea they prefer to be alone and would turn into fighting demons when they hit hamster adolescence.

This news article makes me sick. The area where this poor woman was mugged is just a couple miles from my place. A co-worker of mine used to live on the corner there. It's a nice neighborhood, even slightly better than where I live. I suppose I'm relatively safe when I walk Ferguson because I never bring my purse, but still... It's disconcerting to the max. It makes me want to buy that Walther PPK that I've been lusting over. Despite being a subcompact, my Glock is just too big to carry in an ankle holster or IWB holster. Maybe it is just me being paranoid, but I think it would look super obvious that I was packing.
anogete: (bjork)
( Sep. 25th, 2007 07:36 pm)
I brought some yarn and a circular needle to the office today to amuse myself. I found a pattern on the internet for a basic hat with a lovely cable design. I knitted the majority of it at work and finished up in about half an hour when I got home. I intended to capture the awesomeness of the pattern in the close-up picture below, but the yarn is dark and doesn't want to cooperate. It's easy to see in person, but not so easy to see when looking at the picture. The picture I took of myself in the hat was purposefully evasive. I had just washed my hair, and it looked hideous. I decided to spare you all the pre-Halloween scare.

zee hat )

I decided to put Cowboy Bebop on hold for now. I have the majority of Trinity Blood downloaded, so I'm going to watch that first. I've heard good and not-so-good things about Trinity Blood. Some people thought the storyline floundered in the last twelve episodes. I've seen the first two episodes, and I like them well enough, though I am unsure as to where they are going with the show. I'd rather watch Trinity now and enjoy it, than watch it after Cowboy Bebop (which everyone says is fantastic) and be disappointed that it wasn't as good.

Another odd thing? The copies of Trinity Blood I downloaded are dubbed in English, however they also have English subtitles. The subtitles and the dub do not follow each other. They both say the same things, just in slightly different ways. It's very confusing, and I can't turn the subtitles off. I'm trying to train myself to ignore them. I briefly considered buying the series on iTunes, but it's a little pricey - $40 for a digital copy. I'm not sure I can justify that when I have free copies on my computer. Plus, I don't even know if I'll love the series enough to spend money on it.
I finally finished watching all the episodes of Blood+. I cried. I spent the last two hours being slightly depressed because it was so good. If anyone is looking for something to watch, I highly recommend it. You can view it on Veoh for free. Just type "blood plus" into the search box and follow that up with the episode number you want. There are fifty episodes.

I'm moving on to Cowboy Bebop now. I've decided that I'm already in total character-love with him:

I haven't even seen an episode, but I know he's my man from the bios and fanfic I've dabbled in.

After a lovely long weekend that involved fandom goodness and many afternoon naps, I have to go back to work tomorrow. It's such a drag. I was so bummed about the return of work that I bought two tubs of Tiramisu Italian Gelato at Trader Joe's today. I promised myself I'd ration it out nightly so I don't enough up eating five servings of it in one sitting. Little bowls with single servings are my friends.


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