You know, today was great fun. Today, we had a writer’s workshop over at NAC. Normally, I’d maybe vlog about this, but considering that it’s for writing, and technically this is still a blog and not entirely a vlog… well. You get the gist. And oddly enough the topic of discussion today was more of a fun, round-table discussion about 2 things. 1) NaNoWriMo (which I will attempt again this year :3), and 2) Blogging.
You know, I had a blog. I technically still have a blog. For about 12 years now, I’ve had LiveJournal, and I kept it irregularly updated from time to time depending on how I was feeling or whether or not I was busy. But then, after moving from LA in 2008 and having so little to report… well, sometime in early 2009, I relied on Twitter posts (which aren’t a thing anymore). Then at some point I actually started making videos and…yeah.
Also, it should be noted that the late nature of this post is due to the fact that I actually got curious about when I stopped blogging and started Tweeting and Vlogging respectively :| I had myself a little walk down memory lane (the best kind, since there’s no actual walking). I really began my vlogging at the end of 2009 (literally, Dec. 29, 2009). I started with IronAndCrystalHouse just because MsMoon was taken and I was trying to be different. Later, I went to MsMoonHere…I really wish there was a way to merge YouTube accounts, or at least to edit the dates of videos that are getting uploaded. I’d get all the videos off of Iron&Crystal and put them up on MsMoonHere -..-
Anyway, back to the original idea before that tangent. They were saying that it’d be great to write at the minimum 1 sentence and at the maximum 100 words. Really, they’re trying to not step on anyone’s feet here, and they’re aren’t wrong. I mean, having a blog does give you the opportunity to write… and whatever. But, if you have no ideas. If you have nothing to talk about… then you have nothing to write about. And 9 times out of 10, people would rather watch a video summing up whatever you’re writing about anyway.
So…I figured, an actual writing update….oi vey.
So…what could you possibly not know? I mean… everything of significance is sort of in my videos…I suppose. Um.
- I moved back in with my parents after an air-conditioner snafu over the summer… A $900 Air Conditioner snafu no less o..o Yeah.
- We just brought Lokitty to the vet this morning… we were getting her declawed, and then we learned that she was not a she… Lokitty is in fact male O..O I mean… a lot of people have been asking how I could’ve not noticed it, and to that I reply that Loki’s fur is so thick and I wasn’t about to start searching for a tictak in there.
- NaNoWriMo approaches…and I’m bracing with fear and anxious trembling.
- I’m planning a tiny pilgrimage to my cousin’s house in Michigan at the end of November/beginning of December. We shall lay about and have great funs.
- I have 3 stories (possibly 4) that are original that I’m constantly thinking about.
- I’ve got 3 fan fics that I’m working about/constantly thinking about.
There are other things … I mean, things going on and stuffs and I wouldn’t recommend it :3 But most of it’s still developing, so I kinda don’t wanna talk about it till it’s done. But, I’ve definitely typed too much…so with my guilt assoged, I shall retreat :)
The hardest things to move... were things with drawers in them. Dad and I spent most of our time taking drawers out of things and moving the drawers single file, then taking whatever the drawers were in. My night stands weren't so bad, right? And we took apart the bed and that made it a little easier. Still... it wasn't easy. I'm hoping that that'll be the hardest of things to move...because we still have my computer and TV/TV stand to move o..o
Please let the worst be over?
=..= So.... I'm basically just sitting in my guest room filling you guys in :) After that it'll be nothing but relaxing, and Mako-kun will turn into a glorified DVD player >..> No offense, buddy.
Tomorrow... or maybe even the next day, we're going to get groceries... for both houses. Because I'm next to bare over here and Mom and Dad are getting low too. So, we're stocking up tomorrow. Probably move a few more things too. As for tonight... I'm thinking of marathoning it :D Something to celebrate you know? I mean, I've got Chinese take-out in the fridge and all, so... what's better than left-over Chinese food and a movie marathon? So! That's where you shall find me now; in my house... watching hoards of movies ^..^
Your Evil Name Is Maura Celina
I hate how out of shape I am -..- My trailer is where it's supposed to be btw. It was moved in on the 8th (Wednesday) and not too long after it had all been moved and settled, Dad's work called and told him they needed him as soon as he could drive down. So...he'll be working 3 weeks this round instead of 2. He was so tired too, from the drive. They really should've let him sleep after the drive, but from what I understand, he drove all night and then had to work the next day =..=
The last few days have been rainy/dreary. Those who know me well know how much I love weather like that. I love sunshine and nice weather, but I love all day all night rain too. It really started Thursday...which was interesting.
So...Most of Thursday I did a lot of nothing. But that night, they had this seminar on Medical Transcription, which is a field I certainly wouldn't mind getting in. I told Alicia about it, and we agreed to meet each other there to see what it was about. Well, turns out there are 5 "semesters" each sent to you through the mail, and each one costing $599 O..O oh, you can pay $55 a month (for the rest of your natural life), but that doesn't cheapen the price. Admittedly, you can pay out the debt any time, and the program they provide you with is the best, but still....when you don't have the money for it, you don't have the money for it =..=
Anyway, so the rain and thunder and craziness started that evening. It started thundering while we were in the seminar and rain followed soon after. We had decided already when we got there, that after the seminar we would head over to Uncommon Grounds afterwards. It's a local coffee shop/hang out. I had never been there, and I'd always wanted to go. So we headed over there, I got a cappuccino with hazelnut flavoring, and Alicia got strawberry fruit smoothie. I told Alicia that the cappuccino was awesome, if only because I could drink it without having to add any sugar or cream or any type of anything to make it bearable. Some cappuccinos I've had need serious help...not naming any names though. Anyway, we sit down and Alicia tells me, "Oh yeah, I got a flat on the way over here." O..O About that time, the tornado weather started to roll through the area. We had hail and torrential rain and winds...was insane. So, she called her dad...of course, we got there around 8:30 and she called him at 8:45 and it takes about 30 minutes to get from her house to town =..= So, we waited, and the ladies inside were nice enough to let us just stay and hang out while they counted down their drawers and closed up. Her dad finally got there and brought the jack and we helped him change the tire. Luckily, most of the weather had passed while we waited, so even though we were caught in it, it wasn't as bad as it could've been.
Yesterday (Friday), Alicia came over and we watched Twilight. She got here around... 11:45ish, and we watched/made fun of the movie and then the extra features on the other two discs till about... 3 pm. Then, I showed her my empty trailer and told her about everything I intend for it. She was impressed and a bit envious...which, the latter half was not my intention. But you know what they say about beggars (they'll only spend it on booze :D)
Today, the weather perked up for the first time since Wednesday. Mom and I had intended to go over to our pastor's house and help them move into their new house. Well, Mom called them yesterday evening, and she asked if they were still planning on doing that, but they said no. So, instead, we decided to move a few of my things out of the basement and into my new trailer. We did manage to clear out one corner...but really, there are several things we just can't do without power or water. We could load up the pantry, and all the shelves and stuff...but the cabinets need to be wiped down first. I suppose we could just grab a bucket of water and a dish rag and haul it over there. But, that's sort of a 'final touch' thing. Plus, most of my dishes, which had been stored away, totally need to be washed because a ton of dirt/dust settled on them.
After we had as many boxes settled to our satisfaction, we put a color in my hair. It's really the same color as my own natural color, but putting it in makes my hair look more vibrant and healthy. The color came with blond highlights >..> we shall see.
After we ate lunch, Mom was exhausted. So she went to take a nap. I was tired too, but I decided to go out and swing since the weather was so nice. I was swinging for about 22 minutes and then I had to get off. It was nice out, but the wind had picked up and I just felt colder (that could be because I was sweating though...). Either way you look at it...it's been a good day. Sore like mad, but... a good day :)
I guess that's all for now. I'll talk later, Sunshines.
Your Supervillain Name is Lady Guillotine
Welcome to the longest week of my life. Man, it’s just been insane. Work’s intense because I’m always tied to my screen for hours and taking random breaks only when it feels like my head will explode. Thank goodness it actually paid off, because I’m caught up quite a bit now. I’ve also been writing guides to tasks that only I do...that’s always fun.
I went out and got Scamp Saturday. The drive was fun, but my house was being whittled down little by little in the 4 hours it took. My parents had moved everything from upstairs into the shed and many of the things I just didn’t need as well. My mattress was on the floor downstairs. During the down-time we had when my parents were busy with...something else…Scamp and I exchanged birthday gifts! She loved her gifts and I was sooo happy! I got her the Hoard key chain and made it into a necklace, and I got her a Figure Print of Fallena! It was so awesome! And she loved it and stared at it in awe for a long long time. Scamp was...uh, a little disappointed when one of my gifts didn’t really work out. She and Bear had gotten me a beautiful necklace of an owl flying with a moonstone in it’s claws, but she’d also gotten me this tank that has fake jellyfish in it...but, the pump for the tank didn’t work so the jellyfish just sank to the bottom of the tank -..- so yeah, she was disappointed. I loved the necklace though! I told her, “I shall call him ‘Jareth’ and he shall be mine :-D!”. That night was miserable, because my dad’s snoring is unholy...and since we were all sleeping in the same room, that really came into play that night.
Sunday, after church, we all went to Subway. Tried that new Chicken Pizziola or whatever it’s called...it wasn’t bad. Just…not something I’d go out of my way for. When we got home, Mom and Dad had packed up to leave for New Orleans, but the battery on Dad’s truck died. So he had to go to town and get a new one. But once that was done, Scamp and I were pretty much on our own. The geek fest began and much talking and giddy babbling commenced.
Monday was a little harsh...work was just so intense after the more busy than usual weekend. Also, at this point, everyone’s panicked because they realize it’s my last week. Monday and Tuesday went by pretty much the same. I was so very very tired, and went home to talk more with Scamp and vaguely pay attention to Bones. We packed as much as we could, but even when we were doing that, we were talking so much it was like we weren’t working. My parents actually got back from N.O. that afternoon, but they were staying with my Aunt Carolyn for the night. And, yesterday, I canceled my DSL for the 20th, and then later that day, Scamp tells me that they unhooked the computer and packed the wires in a box =..= so yeah...work’s the only way to post aside from Voice Post...which may happen tomorrow ^..^ Scamp managed to crank out some seriously awesome WoW fan fiction too. I dunno if it's cause we just talk about our character so much or because here she can relax a bit more or what, but it was awesome! And just in time too, because my parents showed up to pack everything just after she finished =..=
Oh! And I found something I desperately wanted. I’ve been wanting a mac for so long, but I can’t afford it. Aaaand, I’d been wanting to get a lap top too, because…well, sometimes I shut my computer off and late at night I get ideas to write...and I’d just like to have a laptop. Especially since my Dad was saying there are two colleges in the town and I might go back to college again o..o But anyway! I looked on Amazon.com to see if there were any good laptops that weren’t too highly priced. Well, I found a pretty awesome MacPro...and it’s about $700 (yes, it’s considered used, but it’s ‘Like New’ so I’m sorta ok with that!), which for a Mac is really awesome! So, I was thinking of saving up my next two checks as much as possible (which is what I’d be doing anyway) and spending my money on that...Merry Christmas to Me, you know? It’d be nice...
Oh, and last night, after class, everyone had a little party for me with this awesome cake and everything! It was funny because they gave me the cutting knife, and I sorta twirled the handle a bit so that the point was facing downward and just stabbed in the center of the cake, and everyone who was watching went, “Whoa!” After we ate and went over to join the others that were sitting about, C.J. asked me “So, did you get any more s words?” and I was like, “S words? Like…Salamander? Or...Sincere?” and he was like, “No! Swords!” and I was like. “oh....” only a minute later did I get S Words put together equals Swords...kinda like Flo Rida, put together is Florida. Yeah -..- I was tired. But yeah. I told him that I’d found the Halo Sword on Amazon...and that I had a whole Wish List dedicated to various swords and weapons...he was thrilled, but I’m not quite sure why O..o Funny how it amazes me to meet someone just as geeky as I am...in a place where I thought I knew how everyone already was before.
So...today Reiko comes over. The girls said that they’re treating me to Zen’s (well, they said it was my choice so booya :-D.). There are still things to worry about...but I kinda don’t want to anymore. I’m so tired and I can’t. So I’m just going to give the girls at work their Christmas/Going Away presents and have fun and enjoy my last few days here. I even brought my camera today to mark the occasion. I don’t have enough pictures of the girls as far as I’m concerned. So that’s all I’m worried about today. I do still need a change of address form, and to talk to my Edward Jones guy, but I’m thinking that’s something I might be able to squeeze in today and tomorrow. I’ll just have to check. But I refuse to worry about it.
I guess I’m off again. I was taking a little brain break because in the little time I’ve had sitting down I manage to get 7 pages of stats done =..= I can’t wait till 5. So, I’m off again, Sunshines.
I am so grateful for my parents and my Aunt Batty. Last night, I came home, and Mom had boxed up a bunch of stuff already. But I still had to work on the pictures I’d printed out for the scrapbooks I’m making. I sat on the floor (again) for an hour+ filing all the pictures down to the size I needed...then I hobbled up to watch Supernatural. Oh, my thoughts on last night’s episode?...huh...that’s interesting. I was so tired (still am) that I can’t really absorb too much. I’m also trying to think ahead to what can be packed now and what can’t and what to do with it all. It’s driving me nuts.
I was talking to Mom, asking when we would leave. She told me that they would have to leave on the 22nd (probably very very early in the morning =..=). Which means the 21st is going to be insane. I think my parents are going to Houston for...uh, the 16th through the 18th...I think they’ll be back on the 19th. Some sort of school Dad has to go to. Anyway. I already told Scamp I’d be over to pick her up on the 15th some time, so I asked her if her parents could come and pick her up late afternoon on the 21st. I won’t know the exact time till I get the times for the movie, so I can’t tell them approximately when we’ll need them to come over. I’m thinking, Mom and Dad may be spending the night somewhere else so that Scamp, Reiko and I can wake up and do whatever it is we’re gonna be doing.
I swear, I’ve been planning for this thing for so long, I can’t wait till it gets here just so I can finally relax. I will be taking Zeis along just for fun-sake...gonna have to clean my purse out so I can get it in there and not be considered a freak……….ok! Not such a big freak! Geeze! I’m really just so very excited! I can’t wait to get together, even if it is gonna be crazy. It’s weird, because I already have ideas on what I want to do with Zeis and what we’re going to shoot for our little movie. Obviously, we’re not going to be bootlegging or anything, I just want to shoot us before the movie, going to the movie, after the movie, hanging out at Zen and Books-A-Million….I’m sooo excited XD!
So, our Edward Jones, financial advisor guy came over and told me that I have to roll all of my funds over into an IRA. Truth is, I’ve totally forgotten my login and password for that. I get my statement all the time and take a look, but...it’s just a little bit over my head so. Yeah. I mean, I can’t touch it till I’m 59 anyway, right? I hate having something and it not being mine, so there’s no point looking at all the money...that I cannot touch.
……………I am so tired. I almost can’t wait till the 23rd. Then I can crash for a few days before trying to find a new job...then again, I won’t really be able to relax till after Reiko’s married. She’s supposed to be getting married on the 28th of December. Oh, and yeah, I have to be down in the dress shop at 1:30 on the 13th for my fitting =..= Geeze. There’s just...so much.
Well, lunch is over. I’ll talk later, Sunshines.
You Should Be a Cat for Halloween
According to our quiz, you'd make an ideal cat.
Your runner up costume: Death
What Your Cute Monster Says About You
You are a deep, thoughtful, down to earth person. You don't put much stock in appearances.
You are never superficial or flippant. You take time in life to study, learn, and get to know people well.
You inner demon is laziness. You can get so caught up in your own world that you neglect everything around you.
People think you're cute because you're intelligent. Your wit and wisdom are charming.
You Should Be a Mummy
You are seen as exotic and mysterious. You keep people guessing.
You see Halloween as a time that you can defy expectations and show a different part of yourself.
You love to try to frighten people. You enjoy being a little creepy, especially on Halloween.
You enjoy breaking taboos and challenging what people are comfortable with. If that's scary, so be it!
You Are 25% Witch
It's unlikely that you're a witch. At least, no one thinks you are.
You may still be interested in witchcraft, but you're by no means a stereotypical witch.
While you don't seem all that witchy, people may think you're a bit weird.
You're definitely a little offbeat. No one really knows what to make of you sometimes.
I finally got around to telling the girls what was up. Probably one of the harder things I’ll have to do in a long line of hard things. At first there was shock, and then joking ( “who we gonna ask when the computer messes up?” and “Can I have your desk?”) then...then it set in. And now they’re a tad on the devastated side...in a way, it’s better to have everything in the open...but, I also feel bad for having them share my despair. Sure, friends are for that right? To help shoulder what you’re feeling... But still. What I went though over the weekend was torture – thought most of that was because I kept it all to myself. But is it right to expose that cycle to everyone now? Now they have to start thinking of finding someone to replace me, which they say is impossible. Of course, considering my replacement sort of finalizes it...I really wish I could’ve stayed till December, but then I would’ve been raining on everyone’s Christmas...so maybe it’s better this way...I’ve e-mailed Mrs. Ellen, asking that my last day be Nov. 14th. That gives me two weeks to work and two weeks to pack/spend time settling affairs and being with friends.
Dad leaves for work some time this evening. Mom’s going to rest for a couple of days (they both cleaned out Dad’s entire shed...which is a huge feat that took an entire day to do), then she’s going to ask Uncle George if she can borrow his truck to get some boxes for me. She’s gonna start packing up the ‘non essentials’ while I’m at work...that’s the plan so far. Reiko called me too, she said she’s coming down Sunday and wanted to know if I wanted to go cake testing with her. I’m certainly not getting any thinner here, so I guess that’s ok :)
On one hand I’m sad about the whole thing...but on the other hand, I’m a little excited. I mean, the work situation isn’t going to get any better for a while...I assume it might take a while to get another job. And yes, things won’t really be that great till after Reiko’s wedding, because I’ll have to drag myself back here and then leave again...but, I’ll be grateful when Christmas finally turns to New Year and I can settle in. I just wish I could have a “satellite office” like my bosses do, so that I could still work for them. They’re just such great people.
We’re still all set to have our sleep-over on the 20th and then all go see Twilight on the 21st. My house’ll be a little bear, but all that really matters is that we’re together. I’m on the fence about whether or not I should go ahead and buy those outfits for Reiko and I to wear. We had planned on wearing matching outfits of black that I designed – my shirt would say “Bite me” on the front with “Team Edward” on the back and the pants would have “Cullen Coven” on the leg and “Dazzled” on the back (all in red letters) and Reiko’s would be opposite...her shirt would say “Dazzled” on the front and her pants would say “Bite me” on the back ^..^ A part of me wants to save money...but another part says to go all out for one last ho-ra. I’m really leaning towards the latter. It’s important to me to have fun with my girls...more good memories than sad ones.
I guess that’s all for now. I’ll talk later, Sunshines.
What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says
You tend to be a goofy, optimistic person.
You enjoy Halloween more than anyone else you know.
This Halloween be as silly as you can - dress up as a giant version of a small object
The candy you should give out: laffy taffy
So, Life’s been throwing me curve balls lately. Got a call from my parents Thursday night...the houses might be sold...but the people there don’t want me staying for more than the allotted time – 30 days. If the paper work goes through, I’ll have to be out by December 30. I go through the emotions. Shock, denial, regret, sadness, confusion, more regret, and sadness and finally acceptance. The rents have been talking about this lovely modulare home up in Arkansas that they want to get for me. I'll have an acre of my own up there with them in Arkansas... Then they call back Friday night, the preliminaries have been a success. I have till November 30 to get my stuff and get out. Once again, a lot of that cycle starts up again. Reiko’s wedding is in the latter half of December...if they’d only given me till December 30th I would’ve been entirely content...
Then I remind myself how blessed I am. Yeah...I gotta pack up real quick, and it’s inconvenient ...but, I have parents that rock and will support me...it’s not the end of the world. I can come back for Reiko’s wedding. And the Twilight movie? Yeah, it comes out Nov. 21...kinda puts a bit of a dampener on things, little cramp in the style here. But hey! Last ho-ra with the girls. We can be carefree and eat sushi and go to books a million and watch/ridicule/fall in love with the movie. So, what am I complaining about?
The biggest regret...comes from work. I will miss my girls so much. I’ll miss hearing about their kids, and just the banter we share every morning. Plus, you know, being able to flip off the head nurse without getting fired is pretty sweet ^..^ It hurts a little to know that I’m putting them through ‘the search’ again. Finding someone capable of doing 5 jobs like I do. It hurts more to know, eventually I’ll be little more than an e-mail away...and then I’ll be little more than a memory. Maybe that’s harsh or cynical...but it’s how I’ve come to understand things recently.
The rents are coming down...they should be here...perhaps at 12. Mom’ll visit with everyone down here and help me pack up as much as I can. Dad has to go off shore. Turning in my notice...that’ll probably be the hardest thing. I’m hoping to make the first two weeks of November my last two weeks...maybe that’s selfish of me, wanting to stay as long as I possibly can before I ultimately have to leave. Lord knows, I’ve got so much to pack and...so little time. Still, I’m determined to make what time I have left as tear-free and cheerful as possible. Being jobless sucks though, no matter how you look at it. Once again, I’m wading into the unknown -..- I hate that pool.
Well, I was hoping to stay up as late as I possibly could to see the rents...but...I dunno. I know once I take my shower, I’ll be longing for my bed and some nice oblivion. I’ve been having a sinus headache all day long too…does not help with cleaning =..=
I’ll talk later...’Night, Sunshines.
You Are a Werewolf
You are moody and easily provoked.
You are highly loyal and protective of those you love.
While you can be intense at times, you are generally a laid back person.
But if a fight comes your way, you will fight â€˜til the death if necessary.
You seem normal to most people. No one understands how different you can be.
It's like a switch flips for you sometimes - and then you're a completely different creature.