bleedingangel84: (rose in rain) a my head...all. day. long. I am a Beatles fan, but this song just makes me want to grind my teeth if I hear it more than twice in a row. I have no idea why it's in my head, but it is, and it will not go out. Ay.  Give me any other song but this one.
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Apparently there is a meme going around, and I've been tagged by [ profile] my_thestral. are five things that make me happy:

  1. My nephews-No matter how much the rest of my family gets on my last nerve sometimes, my nephews can always, always make me smile or laugh.

  2. The Supreme Court marriage equality ruling-I believe love is a good thing, and that same-sex couples should have the same legal rights and protections under the law as opposite-sex couples enjoy. No one deserves to be undervalued or treated as less-than in this day and age.

  3. Reading books/fanfiction-These two things are my escape when life gets too hairy. When I'm reading, my physical limitations don't hamper the experience for me, and I can use my imagination to feel what the characters feel.

  4. Writing-I like to paint pictures with words. I want to write things that make people think and make people feel, even if only just a little. If my writing makes someone feel something, then I've done what I set out to do.

  5. Music/singing-It's just something I love to do and experience. I like all kinds of different music, and I feel there is something healing in it.

I'm going to tag:

[ profile] nenne, [ profile] alisanne, [ profile] veritas03, [ profile] roelliej
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My nephew made me laugh so hard today that I projectile vomited my lunch all over myself. The lesson I take from this? Never laugh when you've got a stomach full of water. The results were not pretty, but I honestly do not regret it one bit, except for the fact that poor nephew was slightly freaked out. Even that struck me as funny, but only because of the face he made. It was hilarious. I showered and got the muck off, and now school is over. I'm tired and blah, but no regrets.
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I tied for third! today was the first day I saw this, and I just love the banner art!
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I went to a concert. I got to see Skillet, which is one of my favorite bands in any genre. And other bands, too, but Skillet just flat-ass rocked the house! It was extremely loud and full of pyrotechnic effects. Just wow. I could've done without the preaching and various pro-life agendas, but other than that, I was glad I went. It was good to leave the house.
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Sooo...I got tagged by [ profile] my_thestral. Here are the rules of the thing.

1. Find a fanwork that is different from what you normally read. This can be a new genre, pairing, kink, fandom, or even just an author you've never read anything by.

2. Enjoy and leave some comment love for the author/artist.

3. Report back in a post and challenge three other people to do the same.

I'm tagging:

[ profile] veritas03, [ profile] josephinestone, and [ profile] digthewriter

Have fun with this. I promise it's not painful.

As most of you will likely know, I read. write and dream Harry/Draco when it comes to the things I read, and mostly write as well. Recently, I've started to branch out a bit in terms of what pairings I pick to write, but I had never yet read a Ron/Draco fic that was not my own creation. I am happy to report that I can no longer claim any such thing. I have read (and officially squeed over) a Ron/Draco fic. Maybe it was cheating to read something by the person who tagged me, but if so, it was well worth it, because that fic was hot enough to almost scorch my keyboard. And it had a side pairing that was quite surprising as well, so either way, it qualifies according to the rules. I'm normally not big on fics with infidelity in, but in this, it works.

Out of the Woods goes straight into my memories. Check it out if you're in the mood for something different.
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My userhead, which I received as a gift last year (thank you [ profile] digthewriter) was supposed to have expired on the 11th of this month. My profile says it is still active and is not giving me the option to switch to the default head. I don't particularly want to be bald again, but this is slightly concerning me. I just don't want the lj cops coming after me for still having my head on. God, that sounds weird. Or is my computer just glitching and I am bald to everyone else but myself now? Paranoid girl getting paranoid about weird pointless crap, Going to go offline now, and hopefully sleep or watch tv until I have to get my grandmother her daily yogurt.

Hope everyone is well. Going to find a blanket and curl under it. Good morning/evening/midday, depending on which timezone you are in. I will shut

Bye. Thank you for reading this pointless post. I will now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
bleedingangel84: (rose in rain)
My sister took me and my oldest nephew to see this yesterday. I thought it was an interesting movie overall, but I felt there were too many characters and interweaving plots going on. My favorite character was the witch, oddly enough. Meryl Streep was just amazing. And much more sympathethic than your stereotypical fairytale witch, which was quite refreshing. I also liked Johnny Depp as the wolf. He was just so deliciously evil. The other characters somewhat got on my nerves at some point, but the music was overall very well done, particularly in the case of Little Red Riding Hood. I thought the actress playing her role did a wonderful job. I would not recommend  going to theaters to see this, but I'd say it's definitely worth renting or streaming when it comes out on DVD. I may buy it.
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I was just tickled pink when I saw these, so of course I want to show mine off. Thanks to everyone who is a part of this comm. It's a wonderful one to write for.

bleedingangel84: (rose in rain)
1. Hot tea
2.Warm blankets
3. Good books
4. Awesome friends
5. Good music
6. Chocolate chip cookies
7. Frozen yogurt
8. Hot Chocolate
9. Alan Rickman's voice saying anything at all.
10. My favourite movies
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Pottermore Sorting Hat Quiz
Your Result: Slytherin
Congratulations! Welcome to SLYTHERIN HOUSE. Our emblem is the serpent, the wisest of creatures; our house colours are emerald green and silver, and our common room lies behind a concealed entrance down in the dungeons. We pride ourselves on ambition, determination, cunning and resourcefulness. Slytherin will help you on your way to greatness, not everyone in this house is evil or cowardly.

Traits: Cunning, ambition, determination, resourcefulness and intellect.

Notable People: Merlin (yes, Merlin was in Slytherin), the Malfoys, Severus Snape, Tom Riddle.

I usually get Gryffindor when I take things like this, but I'm actually kind of glad to have gotten Slytherin.
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Yeah, the title pretty much says it.  The holidays always make me want to hibernate until they are over. I love my family. I honestly do. But the holidays make me glad that we get together so rarely.
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Thanks to [ profile] josephinestone for tagging me!

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

1. Harry Potter series-I feel I would be remiss if I did not put these on my list. These, probably moreso than any other fiction books, have truly impacted my life in ways that I didn't expect. And the funny thing is, I almost didn't read them because there was so much hype about them, and generally, hype produces disappointment when it goes unfulfilled. My sister talked me into getting them, and I've never looked back since. I take some teasing for my Harry Potter obsessions, but considering all the good it's brought into my life, I can deal with that.

2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-We had to read this one for sixth-grade English classes. I have always been grateful that our teacher let us keep the book. I felt a certain sense of kinship with Francie, especially when it came to her relationship with her father.

3. Little Women-This was one of my most favorite books ever growing up. I related to Jo in a lot of ways.

4. The Diary of Anne Frank- I can't say that I loved this book, especially knowing what happened to Anne and the people in hiding with her, but it is one that I've read numerous times. I have both the definitive and the original publications. When I first read it, it pulled me into her world, and it is one that has stayed in my mind and heart ever since.

5. The Lovely Bones- It is difficult to verbalize the affect this book had on me. All I can say is that it made me think about life and death in a different way. It made me question a lot of the things I'd been brought up with, and I feel a deep sense of connection to it.

6 Latter Days-This is one of my favorites, no question. I identify a lot with the character of Aaron and the struggles he goes through in the book. I also like the movie that came from this book as well, but the book is a little more detailed and goes into greater depth.

7. The China Garden-I loved this one when I read it in high school. It's got romance, mystery, and fantasy. I always hate to put this down and come back to the real world.

8. Tiger Eyes- Not the first Judy Blume book I read, but it's one that I love. I can still pass the time reading it and feel satisfied that the day has been well spent.

9. A Little Princess- I have read this book so often that I nearly have it memorised. It's like comfort food for my brain.

10. The Crucible- This was a another thing I had to read for school and loved. I was fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials and the reasons behind them.  Technically a play, I know, but I felt I had to include it.

I think most of the people on my flist have done this by now, but if you haven't and you want to, consider youself tagged.

Looking back over this list, I realise that most of these books have influenced who I am as a person and how I treat people. It was really hard to narrow it to  just ten, but I'd say these books have probably had the most effect on my life in one respect or another.
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Thank goodness tomorrow is a day off. Yay. I just want to curl into a ball and sleep the day away. I don't want to get near a computer. That is how fried my brain is right now. I'm physically okay, but I feel that if I opened my mouth, nothing but gibberish would come out of it. You might as well serve my brain with mustard, because my gray matter is onion rings.
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I left on a family vacation on the tenth. Some things I enjoyed a lot, and some things I didn't. We ate every meal out. It was either fast food or buffet. That was one of the things I really didn't enjoy so much. I don't think I felt properly hungry once during the trip, because it was always food, food, food. Every time I turned around, it felt like we were getting something to eat. My uncle had to pull over on the drive up the mountain so I could toss my cookies, which was no fun at all.  On the night before we came home, I had an upset stomach and spent part of the night with my forehead on the rim of the motel bath tub.

The parts of the trip not related to food or being sick were a bit better. I enjoyed the museum we got to go to very much. There was a really interesting nature show about birds that I enjoyed seeing. I got to see a screech owl up close, which was spectacular. Also, none of the birds defecated on me, which I was extremely happy about. After we left the bird show, we went on rides. I rode two roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, and two water rides. My uncle and my brother-in-law were really amazing about helping me on and off the rides. I'm really pleased that I let myself have that experience.

The shopping portions of the trip weren't quite so fun for me. We went to a Christmas shop and a quilt outlet where they also sold wall art and things. The Christmas shop had some really cute things to look at, so it wasn't horrible to be there. The quilt shop was definitely not my cup of tea. I don't sleep in a bed, and I had no inclination right then to buy a picture, so I was in quite the sour mood there, especially considering the food situation during the trip. I feel quite sorry that my aunt and my sister had to deal with me. I did apologize afterward, but I'm not proud of myself for being a Negative Nellie.

All I really wanted was a T-shirt, which we didn't end up getting because it was nearing time to get food. We went to eat at Golden Corral, and something I ate there disagreed with me, because I woke up with my stomach rolling like a tidal wave. It was painful and rather malodorous.

Overall, I was quite glad to see the end of the vacation and get back home. I did get to see elks, a bear cub, and deer when we drove through a national park, which was nice.I think I'd have enjoyed everything more without the copious amounts of fast food. If I go anywhere again, I'm taking at least some of my own food. I don't care if they think I'm weird and rude for doing so, I'd rather have my system comfortable than in a giant upheaval for three days.

So, those were the ups and downs of my vacation. I'm not really in a rush to take another. The upside of it all was getting to spend time with my nephews. They just make everything better.

I'm currently recovering from a slight sunburn I got while going swimming with my sister, aunt, cousin. and nephews in my cousin's pool on Wednesday. How I managed to get burned when I carry SPF 85 sunscreen and reapply often is beyond me, but it happened.

We're having a family dinner tomorrow after my nephews get in another round of swimming. It's homemade Mexican food, so it should be delicious.

I hope everyone is doing well. I've missed you all. Yesterday was the first day I felt able to come online since the vacation. I spent massive amounts of time sleeping after we got home. It was just so nice to get back into a more normal routine again that I more or less reveled in being home and eating proper food. I don't mean to sound odd or snobbish, but it was truly a relief for me.

Bright blessings to all.


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