hafital: (WG - Sonny NOGOOHA)
So, school. yeah. :) I actually have two very cool, very interesting, totally different writing workshops this semester, with two very cool, very interesting, and totally different writing instructors. Should be fun. One of them just might kick my ass - learn to stop at the sentence. Dude, what a concept! Examine your verbs - you use lazy verbs. Get a better one! Well, okay, then.

~~~~

I'm on a plane again later today. I'm stocked up with Star Trek: Voyager episodes and House of the Flying Daggers for entertainment. As well as the some Wiseguy! Mmmmmm, Wiseguy. Off I go to the land of longhorns and melting sidwalks. Awesome!

~~~~

I watched the film Bride & Prejudice the other day, which just might be the silliest movie in all existance, which is saying something. But, holy cow is Aishwarya Rai pretty. And also, the guy who played Darcy looks like he could be Viggo Mortenson's younger brother.

Also, Naveen Andrews sings and dances. I'm just saying!

~~~~

ETA: P.S. Highlander story forthcoming soon. :)
hafital: (Default)
So, school. yeah. :) I actually have two very cool, very interesting, totally different writing workshops this semester, with two very cool, very interesting, and totally different writing instructors. Should be fun. One of them just might kick my ass - learn to stop at the sentence. Dude, what a concept! Examine your verbs - you use lazy verbs. Get a better one! Well, okay, then.

~~~~

I'm on a plane again later today. I'm stocked up with Star Trek: Voyager episodes and House of the Flying Daggers for entertainment. As well as the some Wiseguy! Mmmmmm, Wiseguy. Off I go to the land of longhorns and melting sidwalks. Awesome!

~~~~

I watched the film Bride & Prejudice the other day, which just might be the silliest movie in all existance, which is saying something. But, holy cow is Aishwarya Rai pretty. And also, the guy who played Darcy looks like he could be Viggo Mortenson's younger brother.

Also, Naveen Andrews sings and dances. I'm just saying!

~~~~

ETA: P.S. Highlander story forthcoming soon. :)
hafital: (GWaPE -  Griet never lose yourself)
I have school starting tomorrow! EEEEP! I am so not ready for this, I can't even tell you. Seriously, my brain right can only handle watching OK Go on repeat.

For a week after VVC I didn't do anything (well, except for icons. I did make icons, yes), and then I realized I had school approaching at lightning speed and better hit the petal to the metal, ipso pronto, and so I have been writing these past few days in a desperate attempt to finish before tomorrow, which is perhaps a saving grace, although I am not yet done. I may finish tonight, I dare to hope. And such a silly, little, angsty wallow, it is, too. Little runt of a fic. :D Duncan and Methos are behaving quite well, I'm happy to say, and letting me hug them and pet them and squeeze them and call them George. Okay, maybe not so much with the last one.

I'm also reading, rather compulsively, historical romances, which is a tad embarrassing, but vastly amusing. Most are mediocre, I feel, but some are much better than others. I haven't read anything that grips me as strongly as a some of the P&P fan fic does, tho.

Another oddity in my life right now is that I've started rewatching the first few seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, which has come up on my netflix queue. ST:VOY is like viral, or something. I can never quite get rid of it, and it keeps popping back up, wanting to be played with, every two or three years. Very odd, but darn it if they aren't cute! I always forget how much I adore Chakotay and Tom Paris, until I watch an episode and then I'm smitten all over again. It's just about the doofiest show (okay, maybe there are doofier *looks at the SGA crowd*), but it's kinda soothing. I'm trying to decide whether to stop watching after Kes leaves or continue on. hm.

I'm also deeply amused by [livejournal.com profile] astolat's descent into Wiseguy. Bwahwahaha. Never underestimate the power of Sonny Steelgrave. Or in this case, Destina and Barkley's awesome WG vid. heeeee.
hafital: (Default)
I have school starting tomorrow! EEEEP! I am so not ready for this, I can't even tell you. Seriously, my brain right can only handle watching OK Go on repeat.

For a week after VVC I didn't do anything (well, except for icons. I did make icons, yes), and then I realized I had school approaching at lightning speed and better hit the petal to the metal, ipso pronto, and so I have been writing these past few days in a desperate attempt to finish before tomorrow, which is perhaps a saving grace, although I am not yet done. I may finish tonight, I dare to hope. And such a silly, little, angsty wallow, it is, too. Little runt of a fic. :D Duncan and Methos are behaving quite well, I'm happy to say, and letting me hug them and pet them and squeeze them and call them George. Okay, maybe not so much with the last one.

I'm also reading, rather compulsively, historical romances, which is a tad embarrassing, but vastly amusing. Most are mediocre, I feel, but some are much better than others. I haven't read anything that grips me as strongly as a some of the P&P fan fic does, tho.

Another oddity in my life right now is that I've started rewatching the first few seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, which has come up on my netflix queue. ST:VOY is like viral, or something. I can never quite get rid of it, and it keeps popping back up, wanting to be played with, every two or three years. Very odd, but darn it if they aren't cute! I always forget how much I adore Chakotay and Tom Paris, until I watch an episode and then I'm smitten all over again. It's just about the doofiest show (okay, maybe there are doofier *looks at the SGA crowd*), but it's kinda soothing. I'm trying to decide whether to stop watching after Kes leaves or continue on. hm.

I'm also deeply amused by [livejournal.com profile] astolat's descent into Wiseguy. Bwahwahaha. Never underestimate the power of Sonny Steelgrave. Or in this case, Destina and Barkley's awesome WG vid. heeeee.
hafital: (Fifth Element - Leeloo)
I haven't checked my LJ in weeks (it feels like months! there is some kind of time warp here.) and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to read my friends list and see how life moves along just like it always does even if I'm not paying any attention to it.

I've had bouts of homesickeness here and there since coming to Europe. I miss my bed and my things. I miss my car. Prague is beautiful, though, and Europe is always so interesting and there's always so many things to marvel at.

The world cup is here, and that's really a lot of fun. I'm a very passive observer of sports. I like to be among sports fans and watch the game and catch the highs and lows, rooting for this time or that team or whatever team strikes my fancy. People take soccer very seriously here! We watched the USA team get creamed by the Czech team in the middle of Old Town Square in the heart of Prague. It was awesome.

And! I went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert (and bought a T-shirt, 'cause that's what you do) and that was amazing. So wonderful to see them! their beautiful faces and all those songs that speak of my wonderful wacky home. I think that's when I really started to feel homesick, because I know those guys. I mean, I don't really, not in a day to day basis, but they are the definitive California/Los Angeles rock group. I grew up with them singing to me. It was like having a little bit of home with me for a night.

Also, I've lost some of my friends here. The class I'm taking could be either 4 weeks or 2, and most of the people here who were my closest friends left, and so it's a bit shiftless here now, although I still have one girlfriend here who's nice and sweet, but I miss my friends. The dynamics of the group got a little (a lot) weird when we lost half our people -- I could go on and on about the little dramas that are enfolding, but I just can't write about it now. Nothing serious, but just so silly and... sort of ridiculous. I'm still having a wonderful time, though, drama and all. I suppose where ever humans go (especially a bunch of writer/poets) drama follows. :)

I have less then two weeks here, which I think is good. This week I'm going by myself to Karlovy Vary, which is a spa resort town. It's going to be great!

I hope you all haven't forgotten me. I sent everyone that asked for one a postcard. I hope they all arrive safely!

love, h.
hafital: (Default)
I haven't checked my LJ in weeks (it feels like months! there is some kind of time warp here.) and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to read my friends list and see how life moves along just like it always does even if I'm not paying any attention to it.

I've had bouts of homesickeness here and there since coming to Europe. I miss my bed and my things. I miss my car. Prague is beautiful, though, and Europe is always so interesting and there's always so many things to marvel at.

The world cup is here, and that's really a lot of fun. I'm a very passive observer of sports. I like to be among sports fans and watch the game and catch the highs and lows, rooting for this time or that team or whatever team strikes my fancy. People take soccer very seriously here! We watched the USA team get creamed by the Czech team in the middle of Old Town Square in the heart of Prague. It was awesome.

And! I went to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert (and bought a T-shirt, 'cause that's what you do) and that was amazing. So wonderful to see them! their beautiful faces and all those songs that speak of my wonderful wacky home. I think that's when I really started to feel homesick, because I know those guys. I mean, I don't really, not in a day to day basis, but they are the definitive California/Los Angeles rock group. I grew up with them singing to me. It was like having a little bit of home with me for a night.

Also, I've lost some of my friends here. The class I'm taking could be either 4 weeks or 2, and most of the people here who were my closest friends left, and so it's a bit shiftless here now, although I still have one girlfriend here who's nice and sweet, but I miss my friends. The dynamics of the group got a little (a lot) weird when we lost half our people -- I could go on and on about the little dramas that are enfolding, but I just can't write about it now. Nothing serious, but just so silly and... sort of ridiculous. I'm still having a wonderful time, though, drama and all. I suppose where ever humans go (especially a bunch of writer/poets) drama follows. :)

I have less then two weeks here, which I think is good. This week I'm going by myself to Karlovy Vary, which is a spa resort town. It's going to be great!

I hope you all haven't forgotten me. I sent everyone that asked for one a postcard. I hope they all arrive safely!

love, h.

icon meme

Mar. 14th, 2006 02:13 pm
hafital: (BSG - kara)
Story finished yesterday in a mad rush; turned in and done! Well, except for the rewrite. Which must wait till teacher lady gets back to me with notes.

So, naturally, it's meme time! *g* 


taken from [profile] gryphonrhi:


Phew!  I'm totally incapable of choosing just one, when given a choice. :D

*uses icon not used in meme to post*

icon meme

Mar. 14th, 2006 02:13 pm
hafital: (Default)
Story finished yesterday in a mad rush; turned in and done! Well, except for the rewrite. Which must wait till teacher lady gets back to me with notes.

So, naturally, it's meme time! *g* 


taken from [profile] gryphonrhi:


Phew!  I'm totally incapable of choosing just one, when given a choice. :D

*uses icon not used in meme to post*
hafital: (HL - love this tie)
Why does work/RL insist on becoming crazy just when I need it to be quiet?? WHY?

*mope*

In other news, I'm going to this bigwig shindig tonight, instead of a) doing laundry, b) packing, c) finishing my story and other assignments for class (of which I haven't even *started*), d)doing the thousand other myriad of things I need to be doing, instead of hobnobbing with total strangers.

(So, yes, I could have said no to the invite, but where's the drama in that?)

Somehow, I will get all these things done, and still go to work tomorrow and still go to class, and still make it to Escapade before the end of the day. Somehow... Man, really looking forward to Friday. :)
hafital: (Default)
Why does work/RL insist on becoming crazy just when I need it to be quiet?? WHY?

*mope*

In other news, I'm going to this bigwig shindig tonight, instead of a) doing laundry, b) packing, c) finishing my story and other assignments for class (of which I haven't even *started*), d)doing the thousand other myriad of things I need to be doing, instead of hobnobbing with total strangers.

(So, yes, I could have said no to the invite, but where's the drama in that?)

Somehow, I will get all these things done, and still go to work tomorrow and still go to class, and still make it to Escapade before the end of the day. Somehow... Man, really looking forward to Friday. :)
hafital: (Art - Klimt)
of the YAY: Escapade is only THREE days away! Wahoo. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm 100% ready to leave RL behind for a few days.

of the BOO: I have class on Thursday evenings, and while I would normally just skip class, I cannot skip this week's class because things are due and well, blah blah blah, so this means I won't be getting to the Escapade hotel until late. I'm not sure how late, but I'm thinking probably 11pm is a good guess, or around there. In the grand scheme of things, that's really not that bad, but after so many years of getting to Escapade in the early afternoon, it almost seems like an entire day wasted. Booooo. But, oh well. Can't really skip out on the expensive education, now can I? (actually, I'm totally skipping the following week, but shhhhh. Don't tell anyone.)

Everyone, wait up!
hafital: (Default)
of the YAY: Escapade is only THREE days away! Wahoo. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm 100% ready to leave RL behind for a few days.

of the BOO: I have class on Thursday evenings, and while I would normally just skip class, I cannot skip this week's class because things are due and well, blah blah blah, so this means I won't be getting to the Escapade hotel until late. I'm not sure how late, but I'm thinking probably 11pm is a good guess, or around there. In the grand scheme of things, that's really not that bad, but after so many years of getting to Escapade in the early afternoon, it almost seems like an entire day wasted. Booooo. But, oh well. Can't really skip out on the expensive education, now can I? (actually, I'm totally skipping the following week, but shhhhh. Don't tell anyone.)

Everyone, wait up!

woe is me

Jan. 22nd, 2006 07:03 pm
hafital: (HL - DM/M church)
How is it that 100 icons isn't enough? That's just ridiculous!

****

It is Sunday, and I have done nothing worthwhile all day. But I did get a pedicure! *shows pretty toes*

****

Right now I'm only taking one class, and I'm fine with this, even if it means I'm not going to be done with the program in 2 years. I hadn't planned on that anyway.

I like my teacher, which is good. *g* I'm not entirely enamored of the writing (the class is memoir/autobiographical. there's a reason I like fiction!), but it's actually very informative. Of course, I'm procrastinating on writing my essay. Bad habits never really die.

****

In the past 6 months my roommate has gone from deciding to move to Austin, Texas with her boyfriend, to deciding not to move just yet, to breaking up with him, to getting back together, to breaking up again, to kind of getting back together but not really.

I'm a little dizzy. *g*

****

Fannishly speaking, I am still wildly in love with Wiseguy, and falling further and further for it every day, particularly with Roger. You know you're doomed when you start adding bad movies to your Netflix queue just because they star your fav character(s)' actor. *g* Death Bed: The Bed that Eats. How can I say no to that?!?

I started back up on my Highlander episodes, rewatching the Horseman arc (and I continue to maintain that the true tragic love story in those eps is between Kronos and Cassandra, but I think I'm alone in that belief). I'm still making icons and icons and more icons, and boy, you know, Highlander was one *pretty* show. The lighting, the composition, the gorgeous men. *g* The aesthetic is beginning to show its age, I think, especially the early seasons, but episodes like Rev 6:8 are just *pretty*.

I'm also still reading Austen. Lots and lots of Austen. This is about as multifannish as I've ever been!

****

I hate feeling like I'm in limbo. One day I would like to feel settled.

****

ETA: iTunes Meme )

woe is me

Jan. 22nd, 2006 07:03 pm
hafital: (Default)
How is it that 100 icons isn't enough? That's just ridiculous!

****

It is Sunday, and I have done nothing worthwhile all day. But I did get a pedicure! *shows pretty toes*

****

Right now I'm only taking one class, and I'm fine with this, even if it means I'm not going to be done with the program in 2 years. I hadn't planned on that anyway.

I like my teacher, which is good. *g* I'm not entirely enamored of the writing (the class is memoir/autobiographical. there's a reason I like fiction!), but it's actually very informative. Of course, I'm procrastinating on writing my essay. Bad habits never really die.

****

In the past 6 months my roommate has gone from deciding to move to Austin, Texas with her boyfriend, to deciding not to move just yet, to breaking up with him, to getting back together, to breaking up again, to kind of getting back together but not really.

I'm a little dizzy. *g*

****

Fannishly speaking, I am still wildly in love with Wiseguy, and falling further and further for it every day, particularly with Roger. You know you're doomed when you start adding bad movies to your Netflix queue just because they star your fav character(s)' actor. *g* Death Bed: The Bed that Eats. How can I say no to that?!?

I started back up on my Highlander episodes, rewatching the Horseman arc (and I continue to maintain that the true tragic love story in those eps is between Kronos and Cassandra, but I think I'm alone in that belief). I'm still making icons and icons and more icons, and boy, you know, Highlander was one *pretty* show. The lighting, the composition, the gorgeous men. *g* The aesthetic is beginning to show its age, I think, especially the early seasons, but episodes like Rev 6:8 are just *pretty*.

I'm also still reading Austen. Lots and lots of Austen. This is about as multifannish as I've ever been!

****

I hate feeling like I'm in limbo. One day I would like to feel settled.

****

ETA: iTunes Meme )
hafital: (the office - at work)
I have completed my first semester of Grad school. Yay! It has been an interesting time for me. I've learned a lot, about myself, my writing, the program itself and what I can walk away with at the end of my tenure there.

At this time, I'm still glad I chose to go to this particular writing program, but it isn't quite what I thought it would be. Part of me still balks at the cost of it, particularly in relation to the increasing understanding that it's rather silly to pay so much for people to tell you to write, but I'm sticking with it for now. I adore my fellow students and I'm really looking forward to some of the other classes. Of course, I'm a complete doofus and waited too long to make my appointment for next semester, so currently, I'm not taking the classes I would like, but that's my own fault. It'll all work itself out.

~~~~~

In other news, now that I'm finished with school-related writing, I am free to start Yuletide! I hope to finish that relatively quickly, although I'm still reacquainting myself with the source material. But I have a vague, nebulous sort of idea of what to write, so that's good.

~~~~~

Technically, I started my new position on Monday, but I have yet to see any real change in my duties, which is actually good since I spent most of Monday and Tuesday in a complete fugue of writing and couldn't really do anything else, let alone work. LOL.
hafital: (Default)
I have completed my first semester of Grad school. Yay! It has been an interesting time for me. I've learned a lot, about myself, my writing, the program itself and what I can walk away with at the end of my tenure there.

At this time, I'm still glad I chose to go to this particular writing program, but it isn't quite what I thought it would be. Part of me still balks at the cost of it, particularly in relation to the increasing understanding that it's rather silly to pay so much for people to tell you to write, but I'm sticking with it for now. I adore my fellow students and I'm really looking forward to some of the other classes. Of course, I'm a complete doofus and waited too long to make my appointment for next semester, so currently, I'm not taking the classes I would like, but that's my own fault. It'll all work itself out.

~~~~~

In other news, now that I'm finished with school-related writing, I am free to start Yuletide! I hope to finish that relatively quickly, although I'm still reacquainting myself with the source material. But I have a vague, nebulous sort of idea of what to write, so that's good.

~~~~~

Technically, I started my new position on Monday, but I have yet to see any real change in my duties, which is actually good since I spent most of Monday and Tuesday in a complete fugue of writing and couldn't really do anything else, let alone work. LOL.
hafital: (P&P3 - lizzy 2005 out for a walk)
Conversations I have had (abbreviated):


Teacher: Every year I get scripts from the academy and I offer them to my students to look through, for proper format, etc etc.
Me: (rifling through scripts) Ooooh! Pride & Prejudice!! (nabs)
Friend D: Hey, I saw that already.
Me: DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING.
Friend D: It's good.
Me: It is? Of course it is. (babble on about having seen and read practically every permutation of P&P and Jane Austen in general). Big fan. Know it inside and out. Lovelovelove Jane Austen.
Me: (opening script) I don't think I want to read this before watching the movie.
Friend D: .... Ohgoodlord. *headdesk*

Me: Hey, mom. You know what we saw in class? The Sea Inside. You should totally see it.
Mom: Oh, yes. That was beautiful. You know what I saw that you would love? Something called Pride & Prejudice.
Me: OHMYGOD. YOU don't need to tell ME about P&P. I'm all over that like a hot potato. Totally huge fan, mom. Duh. Teacher gave me the script! EEEEEE!
Mom: It was beautif--
Me: DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING. I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!
Mom: .... If'd known, I would have invited you to the premiere/screening.
Me: Oh, it's okay. I'm going with S.


~~~~~

In other news, I went through my list of offered fandoms for Yuletide and crossed out all the ones that weren't highlighted gold in the Yuletide Fandom Master List -- and the total number is 35 fandoms. I only have one that made me nervous about my ability to do justice to the source. I think I'm officially nervous. :)

~~~~~

In other other news, I have a job interview for a new position this Monday. Wish me luck!
hafital: (Default)
Conversations I have had (abbreviated):


Teacher: Every year I get scripts from the academy and I offer them to my students to look through, for proper format, etc etc.
Me: (rifling through scripts) Ooooh! Pride & Prejudice!! (nabs)
Friend D: Hey, I saw that already.
Me: DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING.
Friend D: It's good.
Me: It is? Of course it is. (babble on about having seen and read practically every permutation of P&P and Jane Austen in general). Big fan. Know it inside and out. Lovelovelove Jane Austen.
Me: (opening script) I don't think I want to read this before watching the movie.
Friend D: .... Ohgoodlord. *headdesk*

Me: Hey, mom. You know what we saw in class? The Sea Inside. You should totally see it.
Mom: Oh, yes. That was beautiful. You know what I saw that you would love? Something called Pride & Prejudice.
Me: OHMYGOD. YOU don't need to tell ME about P&P. I'm all over that like a hot potato. Totally huge fan, mom. Duh. Teacher gave me the script! EEEEEE!
Mom: It was beautif--
Me: DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING. I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!
Mom: .... If'd known, I would have invited you to the premiere/screening.
Me: Oh, it's okay. I'm going with S.


~~~~~

In other news, I went through my list of offered fandoms for Yuletide and crossed out all the ones that weren't highlighted gold in the Yuletide Fandom Master List -- and the total number is 35 fandoms. I only have one that made me nervous about my ability to do justice to the source. I think I'm officially nervous. :)

~~~~~

In other other news, I have a job interview for a new position this Monday. Wish me luck!

*burble*

Sep. 18th, 2005 04:03 pm
hafital: (proposal)
I am currently happily ensconced in the little cafe next to my apartment building, having tea and procrastinating on my homework, lovingly playing with my shiny new iBook and my new pretty green iPod. :-D

I would be happier if my car didn't suddenly decide it would like nothing better than to remain stuck in park. Stupid car. I just need the damn thing to hang in there a few more months, before I can think about getting a newer car. It should be so obliging. *g*

~~~~

I have nothing else of any note to report.

*burble*

Sep. 18th, 2005 04:03 pm
hafital: (Default)
I am currently happily ensconced in the little cafe next to my apartment building, having tea and procrastinating on my homework, lovingly playing with my shiny new iBook and my new pretty green iPod. :-D

I would be happier if my car didn't suddenly decide it would like nothing better than to remain stuck in park. Stupid car. I just need the damn thing to hang in there a few more months, before I can think about getting a newer car. It should be so obliging. *g*

~~~~

I have nothing else of any note to report.

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