cerulean_sky: ([kc] carry on)
• It's been a little over two years since I last wrote. Which means there's quite a lot to catch up on here... but I think I'm just going to skip over that. Most people reading this journal also follow me on Twitter or are also friends on Facebook, so they would have gotten little tidbits of it there. Still, I'm feeling the need for a more long-form way of telling the world what's been going on in my life, so here we are.

• At the end of September, boyfriend and I are going to pack up and move to Fort Collins, Colorado. Ok, technically I'll be living in Loveland, but I've come to think of that as part of the Fort Collins Greater Metropolitan Area, and I'll be working in Fort Collins. Because, oh yeah, I landed a job there. I'll be starting mid October. We have a really great little apartment, too, in a really great location. With both of those things taken care of, I'm free to go back to worrying about the actual move itself and living in a new and unfamiliar place. But I'm sure that will pass. And I'm excited to be starting a new adventure.

• I've been trying to read more this year. With the sole exception of July, during which I finished one book (which I had started at the end of June) and then continued to read one other (which I then finished on the 1st of August), I've been doing pretty good. This year's spread sheet has color coding for the gender of authors (because I'm curious) as well as different coding for things that are re-reads (aka comfort reading) and things that will end up on my "Best Books I Read in 2016" list at the end of the year. I'm having fun with it, and also enjoying reading—which was the whole point of this endeavor.

• Related: If you haven't read [livejournal.com profile] seanan_mcguire's Every Heart A Doorway, do so. It's short and won't take you very long, and you'll be happy you did. And if you haven't read Rachel Aaron's Heartstrikers series, definitely do that too. The third book, No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished came out last week, you should do that too. I mean, start with the first two if you also haven't read those, but then definitely read #3 because it's so so so good.

• This morning I woke from a dream in which I had agreed to be a gangster boss's mistress, in a time when cars and horses were on the streets together. It considering that it was mostly the two of us talking, and me realizing that he was really a nice guy who missed his dead wife terribly and really wanted to build this beautiful house... it was a pretty nice dream. This dream also featured FAO Schwarz, but some weird version of it, and me cryptically saying that it looked different than the last time I'd seen it, because I was also, apparently, a time traveller. Sometimes I really love my brain.

That's it for now. More things as I think of them, I suppose.
cerulean_sky: ([c&d] this is embarrassing)
• Last night I dreamed that the Boyfriend and I went to an animal shelter, and I fell in love with two kitties, a brother and a sister pair who were the cuddliest things ever. Their names were Aioo (the girl kitty) and Juugo (the boy kitty). Yeah, I have no idea. They were really beautiful and cuddly and wonderful. And then I woke up and couldn't figure out where the kitties were. And then I realized that I had been dreaming. And it made me so sad.

• I leave tomorrow afternoon for NYC. (Gah, I still need to pack.) I'm sort of annoyed that I won't be haven't been able to get out all the emails and calls that I wanted to make to potential internship places and set up interviews for my time there, but there's still a possibility that I'll be able to get something in. We'll see.

• I'm trying to remind myself that this trip is also my Spring Break, though! I'm supposed to have fun! See friends! So that's what I'm going to do. It was [personal profile] inthebookfort's birthday a few days ago, so hopefully she and [personal profile] exrpan and I will have a girl's night out or something to celebrate.

• I will miss the Boyfriend while I am gone, though. Sadface. On the upside, though, he came up yesterday and is spending a few days with me before I go and then taking me to the airport tomorrow.

• I still have a paper to finish. It's about half done right now, but it's also due in 15 minutes. Even though the teacher is notorious for not giving extensions, I am hoping to beg another couple of hours from him in which to finish this damn thing. Possibly I will cry on him. Or possibly show him that I do actually have it started (since I flaked on both papers for his class last semester) and cry on him. But really, there's only so fast I can type. I need to remember this when I procrastinate on things. Note to self: I do have the brain power to construct a 6-page essay in the last hour before it's due, but I can't actually type that fast.

• This room is cold and smells like ass. Wtf.
cerulean_sky: ([x] magneto)
• I am home from NYC. I had a lovely time! I would talk about it more, but most of the people I'd be talking about it for, I actually saw and talked to in person, and thus they don't really need to have a run down. As for the rest of you... Well, suffice to say I had a lovely time and I do miss my city (just less so in the summer).

• While I was in NYC, I saw Cowboys & Aliens which was sort of awesome. I think my favorite part is that the movie is a serious movie, despite it's comical premise. Everyone took it seriously in the writing, acting, directing, everything. And when I get home, I am actually going to read that article in EW about the movie (because it only came out two and a half weeks ago and I still haven't read it) and probably fangirl Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford quietly in my room for a bit.

• I am currently working on two X-Men: First Class fics. One is for an exchange and is due tomorrow (and is about half done) and the other is for [livejournal.com profile] xmenbigbang and thus not due for a while, but I am still sort of behind. It's sort of exciting. I haven't really wrote fic in a while. Once I turn in the one tomorrow, I will substitute the Star Trek fic that I really need to finish into the line up. Good times.

• My dad discovered chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk and with no dairy at Trader Joe's, and it's kind of amazeballs. No seriously. If there's a TJ near you, and they have this stuff, definitely try it even if you don't have to shun dairy because your digestion works just fine. This stuff may be dangerous for my weight-loss plan.

• School starts at the very end of August. I got all the classes I talked about in my last post. Luckily, my two writing classes are only one day a week, so it's not actually as full as it looks. On the other hand, I do start at 8am every day of the week, so that sort of sucks for me.

• I have decided that I want to start horse back riding again, so I've found a place to do it and I am going to give them a call today and start setting that up. I need to get some equipment (I grew out of my boots years ago, and I doubt I'll still fit into my pants) but other than that, I think I actually have everything I need for it already. I'm hoping the quote I got from another woman at the barn is accurate, because it's a super reasonable price for lessons, even if I can only go once a week. Anyway, I am super excited, and my mom said that she can probably chip in a little, so that will help with the costs.

• I have finally gotten my hands on: GRRM's A Dance With Dragons, [livejournal.com profile] blackholly's Red Glove, and Melissa Marr's Darkest Mercy, the last of which I've only been waiting for my library to get for, I don't know, at least 6 months. I am going home today with 14 books in two bags. All told, not the biggest library haul I've ever gone home with.

• Last night I had a dream where I met Tom Hardy. I think I said hi to him. I also met, and converse with, another celebrity, but I am totally blanking on who it was now. Which is a shame. It was someone hot, so it would be nice to remember who. (At least for the lulz, and at most so that I could do a bit of daydreaming.)

That's all I can think of for right now. I'm going to try to update this thing a bit more, though.
cerulean_sky: ([bor] listen to me)
• I have updated my icons a bit. Which makes me happy. I now have some delicious Cesare/Lucrezia icons, and some Hawaii Five-0 icons that I like better than some of the ones I had. Whee!

• Last night I dreamed that I had sex with Steve McGarrett while he told me how much better I was in bed than Catherine Rollins. It was really weird but also really hot.

• I am thinking about buying a used clarinet in good condition (and for not too expensive) and reteaching myself how to play. We've been studying Beethoven's "Eroica Symphony" in my music class, and it makes me want to be musical again. Anyway, it's something I'm pondering.

Yeah, that's it.
cerulean_sky: ([fables] rose red)
• Last night I got a package from [livejournal.com profile] oduinn which contained two spoons from Prague (including one that says, "Czech Me Out!" which is hilarious) and a "Keep Calm and Carry On" advice book, the credit for which he gave to [livejournal.com profile] girasola. It was a good start to a good night.

• I spent several hours last night RPing a Cesare/Lucrezia thing with [livejournal.com profile] girasola which is, um, maybe our second het RP ever. But it's also kind of the hottest thing we've written in whiles. Oh my. (/fans self) It's also kind of AU history, since both of us sort of decided we were too lazy to research the actual history, and we wanted to screw around with things anyway. It's awesomely fun.

• Last night I dreamed again that I was in a relationship with a girl. (Will write about the first dream about that next.) This one wasn't all that specific, I just knew that I was in a relationship with a girl, we were living together, and I think I was bringing groceries home. :/

• Two nights ago I dreamed that I was in a relationship with a really sweet redheaded girl named Kate. She was awesome. And also possibly magical. I spent a good portion of the dream freaking out and running around trying to figure out where she had disappeared off to. Then she poofed back (from another dimension? who knows?) and I was happy again. The last little bit of the dream was us looking at apartments in NYC.

• My usual hair dye (Revlon Colorsilk #12 Blue Black) went up $1 at Target (which, considering that it was $2.99 to start with, isn't terrible) but Revlon now has a Colorsilk Luminista (#105 Bright Black) which is only $2.99. It also has no ammonia in it, claims to give good shine and might be a bluer black than the one I was using, which is my preferred highlight coloring. So. I got a box, and I hoping for good results. (Also, I lol'ed at the fact that the Amazon listing for the thing I got at Target for $2.99 is $4.49.)

• Went to a student Passover Seder at a Tutor Emeritus's house Tuesday. It's usually a potluck/cook-using-his-kitchen/bring-groceries. It was fun. I facilitated, more than participated. Mostly because I am not particularly observant of Passover. I like my bread. The first thing I did the first day of Passover was eat a bagel. :) My dad gave me a dirty look as I happily munched on my bagel while he drove me to school.

• I got a "Keep Calm and Carry On" mug for $4.99 at TJMaxx this afternoon. I am pleased. I need a "Keep Calm and Carry On" icon. Note to self.
cerulean_sky: ([TnC] end of the world)
• This morning started off with such potential, and then was utterly ruined by the people from Felines and Friends, the adoption agency for the kitten than I wanted. Apparently, they have an indoor only adoption policy. I say apparently because not only is it not on any of their literature or their website, but their adoption application form asks whether the cat will be indoor, outdoor or both. I feel like they tricked me. They got my hopes up and wasted my time. I am crushed and annoyed.

• My first class is tonight. The assigned reading was the first 11 chapters of Genesis—which, yes, I've read the entirety of the book of Genesis and large portion of the rest of the five books, but I am looking forward to a good discussion. And I'm looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen in months. Fun times.

• Yeah, ok, this thing with the kitten has just ruined my morning. I guess since we're in the "adopting a kitten/cat" mind frame we'll keep looking. And we've always had really good luck with the animal shelter here in Santa Fe, and we'll check Craigslist too. I just feel like that kitten was special.

• I had a dream last night that involved me being royal, awesome dresses and robes, and a really hot man. This morning I had a dream that I was Kat Stratford from 10 Things I Hate About You and I was dancing tango with Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) in a parking lot.

• Mom just called—we're going to go over to the animal shelter tomorrow on my lunch break. This is slightly cheering.

• I can't even think of anything more to say.
cerulean_sky: ([jww] i will be your lost illusion)
• Last night I dreamed that I was a werewolf, and me and my werewolf boyfriend (played by a classmate of mine who I don't even know that well, but who is good looking) were being chased by the Spaniards. It was sort of really awesome, guys.

• I have passed the project that Mira and I are working on back to her. After a month of swearing I was going to get it to her in a day or two. Oof. And, I added less—word count wise—than I had planned, but I did get to the part than I had planned, so it worked out. Ish. I guess.

• Having passed the project to Mira, I feel less guilty about writing fanfic. So I am going to attempt to write my Covert Affairs fic today. I'm feeling pretty good about this. Which means...

• I might need someone to beta a fic for me. If anyone is interested.

• There is something about the light and the cold air in here—the place I work—that makes my eyes water. I look like I'm crying all the time. What the fuck is wrong with this place?
cerulean_sky: ([gen] end of time)
• I had what I hope was a prophetic dream last night. I woke up slightly giddy this morning from it. I swear, I woke up giggling. (I was a little glad to be alone in the house—it was either really cute or really creepy.) But yeah. We'll see!

• I made my appointment for my tattoo! This Sunday at 3pm I will sit down and get inked. I am super excited. I also learned that you can take some pain killers preemptively. I can't even begin to tell you how relieved I was to hear that. Pain scares the crap out of me. I have to brace myself to get my ears pierced. :o But. I am braving it for the awesomeness that will be my tattoo. Plus, once I know what to expect, I can be prepared for my next ones. (Haha, why yes, I am thinking about the next ones already.)

• I'm really hoping this weekend will be awesome. There's a lot that could go really well or really badly. I'm just hoping for slightly more goodness than yuckiness. Yeah, this totally plays into that whole prophetic dream crap. (But it was a really great dream! It could conceivably come true!)

• I'm going to a masquerade this weekend. :> Yeah, I know. Isn't that awesome? I'm probably just going to wear something nice and wear one of my two masks with it, instead of trying to theme a costume. But I was thinking about making a Zorro-type mask out of a piece of black cloth I have, which will involve fiddling with the sewing machine until I'm reasonably sure that I can do something with it that doesn't look like a piece of crap. Hmmmm. I'm debating wether or not this will be a wig event, too. We'll have to see how I feel, and how much crap I feel like lugging with me to work so I can change at a friend's house.

• I'm still doing a whole lot of mental flailing. It's kind of awesome, and kind of not. It's just one of those things, I guess.
cerulean_sky: ([wk] jacket)
Things I am thinking about today:

• I'm no longer working full time! My 40-42 hours goes down to 24 hours a week starting today. I am so happy about this. I will have time to think. And do other things. This morning I woke up and was filled with the desire to rearrange my room. So I did.

• I also woke up this morning after a lovely dream about Christian Slater. In which I was wearing a cheerleading outfit. And it was still awesome and lovely despite the cheerleading outfit. Mmm, Christian Slater.

• Now that I'm not working full time and actually have some time to myself, I'll be able to really get some writing done. And it will be awesome. I am desperate to get something creative done. Like my [livejournal.com profile] vampirebigbang story. Really need to get going on that.

• I keep forgetting to email my mother. I will definitely so that tonight.

I think that's probably it for today.
cerulean_sky: ([wk] jacket)
My dad was unable to get the harddrive of my old laptop to copy things onto his computer. He was able to make the harddrive run for five hours, but during that time the harddrive had periods of doing nothing. So now I have the harddrive, and sometime in the near future (I hope) I have to take it to the Apple store and see if they can put it into a box, and make it run, and then copy my shit over. Because I can't lose the stuff that's on there. I just can't.

Another thing; the other day I called my eye doctors and was like, "Look, you said you would call me back, and that was a month ago. So I need you to send me my fucking contact lenses." So yesterday I got them, and they aren't my perscription. When I put them in, it wasn't much better than not having them in and not wearing my glasses. So I am pissed. I now have to call them and be like, "WTF? Do you not even have my perscription? Did you just send me some random contact lenses? Fucking send me the right ones, damnit!"

My cat is getting her hair all over my nice black comforter. >.< There's so much of it! If there were less I could use a lint roller thing to get it off, but no. One roll and the sticky thing is full. It would take 80 billion sheets to get all the hair off. Grar. Stupid cat.

Still have papers to write. But I am writing them today, which is why I won't be online until later, probably.

And... I had an interesting dream last night. It was a cross between Finding Neverland, Elektra, and Pirates of the Caribbean. And one of the things I remember very clearly was the horse I was riding. And the ship we were on. And the orca. Of all things. I remember all of it, but those things most clearly. :D

Also, also. There is much want for this. He looks so pimpin'! But yeah. So do not have the money. When I become a fabulously successful author and have the means to do it, I will buy a bunch of those dolls that look like my characters. Which would make me incredibly happy. :D


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the dark cavalier

a rose named sky

I'm a: 20-something, fantasy writer, deep thought thinker, sometime knitter, bookstore browser, amateur cook, journaler, cat owner, cheap wine connoisseur, ancient and medieval history lover, occasional philosopher, avid reader, museum wanderer.

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