Dear Yuletide

Oct. 25th, 2014 02:30 pm
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Heyo Fellow Yuletider!

This year I am travelling throughout much of the Yuletide period, so this letter is a little more lopsided than a normal one of mine. This isn't because I prefer one fandom over another, but I tend to recycle a lot of my prompts (as they are still things I'd like to read!), and some things were easier to find than others.

The key things to avoid are - no underage sex; and no character bashing.

Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the writing process and would rather you have fun when writing rather than feel like you need to struggle to fit all my prompts or likes - I love these fandoms a lot, so I'm pretty confident I'll love your results. <3

But for those who prefer having something to reference:
I have a big list of likes and dislikes here:

[ profile] Qem
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Sometimes you do not realize how badly you've looted your spoon drawer until you run out of all the spoons. This is essentially what has happened to me and why I have not been online or posting much. In the past few months I have (understandably) used up all of my emotional and social spoons and most if not all of my physical spoons. I'm much better at recognizing my physical limits than my social and emotional limits, which can be problematic, though I've gotten better at recognizing all of those limits over the years.

When I think about it I also realize that the last few months involved me needing to be very social. And while I had some downtime where I could just be myself and recoup some spoons, it wasn't a whole lot. So my generation of spoons did not match in any way, shape, or form my use of spoons. This means that now I am foggy, exhausted, and really not much in the mood to be social. I keep informing my brain weasels that this is all very normal for a grieving individual, and not an indication that I am doing something wrong health wise or that something is flaring up.

I am enjoying my trip to Vermont and my heart family is filled with other introverts, which means that we can all sit around and do our own thing and not feel like we have to entertain each other. So that has been nice. I did manage to pull up enough spoons to stop by my former law school and see some of my friends there, which was nice despite being a bit tiring.

I saw my Lyme doctor. CW: health and medical discussion )

Now I'm going to go run some errands and then start rounding things up so that I can leave out in the morning.
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Five-spice cider pork belly. After commuting through a Nor'easter both ways, the scent of this as I walked through the door was heavenly.
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Unsurprisingly, sold out of everything bagels by the time I got here. Next time!

The opening menu for @bagelsaurus13.

Oct. 23rd, 2014 01:22 pm
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost The opening menu for @bagelsaurus13.
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Decoding the Creative Process. Similar to deciding it. #ferranadria #scienceandcooking

Nepal hiatus

Oct. 20th, 2014 08:19 am
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Just putting a small hiatus notice until November, as I'm currently in Kathmandu Nepal and about to head to a rural village (which will have wifi because I'm setting it up for a school and teaching them how to maintain it) although it's still east Nepal so not that remote as far as Nepal goes). I should have limited access to email, but other things are proving frustrating. Definitely an experience so far - will blog about it later. Probably November. XD
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost First frost tonight; pumpkin from @wilsonfarm ready for a slow afternoon roast. (As the base for kaddo bourani!)

Today's DailyOM Offerings...

NSFW Oct. 19th, 2014 12:37 pm
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post-tags: instagram, crosspost Me: "If I download this, I'm never getting my phone back from you, am I." @hyounpark: "No comment." #angrybirds #transformers

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Oct. 16th, 2014 03:17 pm
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Had a job interview on Monday. It didn't go great, but I think it went okaaaay. (That is, the interviewer did say he liked my answers, when he was done -- but right at the end of the interview, he claimed that all the positions were filled, but that they were having high turnover, he wanted to hang onto my resume, and maybe I'd get a call next week. Which was already after a bunch of people had apparently scheduled interviews and just plain not shown up.) It'd just be a seasonal stocking job at the mall, but it'd be something.

And then I came down half-sick? Not enough that I'm sure I was sick, but like I was in the process of coming down with something. I was okay for several hours after the interview (once my legs stopped wobbling), enough to help out with some errands, but then I was really achy and just crashed. I chalked it up to nerves and staying up the night before to cram re: the company and interview questions, but I'd normally be okay the next day if it was that. Instead, I was really achy, and my vision was blurry, and I had headaches, and -- in conjunction with the Dreaming acting back up -- I've been crashing for 8-12 hours at a time, and then when I get up, it might only be for a few hours while I act out-of-sorts (kind of like I'm overtired?) before I crash again.

I'm feeling better today, so hopefully that's done with.

Anyway, I've been keeping my cell phone with me, and today I got a mysterious voicemail while I was in the shower and then my voicemail was reset or something. :|
I hit voicemail and an automated system starts right into telling me that, to hear instructions in English, I need to press one, and then says stuff in what's probably Spanish. So I press one, and then I have to confirm it by pressing another key (and there are more instructions in Spanish), and then it tells me that my language has been changed? And then that this is the introduction to the voicemail system for new subscribers... of which I am not one? (And my mom, who's on the same plan, hasn't had this problem. Her voicemail is just fine.) It starts going into the instructions that would have me put in a new password, and at that point, I turn it off.

SO now I need to call the phone company and yell at people in the hopes of getting that working juuuuust in case I get a call back about that job...

ETA: And now GW2 is being buggy. /)___(\ Terrible lag when I can play -- I last gave up after my character stopped being able to attack or heal, but the enemies could attack me and the game registered them as attacking me even after I definitely ran far enough away that they would've stopped and turned around, so I died -- and frequent disconnects with that 7:11 error. Then, when the client tries to get back to the username/password fields, it freezes, so I have to go into task manager and end it, then repeat the process a few times until it lets me log in again. (When I try to run -repair, it freezes every time.) The lag and dc-ing isn't just me; at least a few other people found themselves suddenly struggling with that much, too, about an hour ago. (The 7:11 started yesterday, not so often to do more than be annoying, but kicked into overdrive with the timing and freezing today.)

Going to see an endocrinologist today

Oct. 16th, 2014 11:29 am
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Am hoping she is helpful, and we can keep body weight discussions to a minimum because that is not what I am there to talk about.

In related news, I wrote this tirade comment on [personal profile] shehasathree 's journal and it seemed relevant and I am sharing it because I've been thinking about it since that asshole cardiologist last week

This is my problem with #notalldoctors:

If pretty much *anyone else* crosses a big ol' boundary

tw: talkin' about abuse and manipulation )

A brief update

Oct. 15th, 2014 11:10 am
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I am back home in Virginia. Got in late Sunday night. The exhaustion of the last few weeks has finally caught up with me and I've spent most of the last few days sleeping. When I am awake I've mostly been reading light fluffy stuff, or familiar favorites because my brain is not up to processing much at the moment.

Spoke with my employer today and have arranged to return to work on November 3. This gives me time to go see my Lyme doc, and time to rest and recuperate. Thankfully I do not have to hurry with the Vermont trip this time. So I am going to drive, but break the drive into three parts to make it extra easy on me. I'll leave Friday and arrive in Vermont on Sunday. My appointment's on Tuesday, and I'll probably make a leisurely drive home the following weekend.

I think it may be time to go curl up on the couch for some more sleep.

Heads - up!

Oct. 12th, 2014 03:32 pm
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Somebody with this website is repostings several authors/fanartists fics on there without listing the name of the authors/fanartists on there and apparently in most cases, without permission. I've seen a good number of stories/fanart I'm familar with on the site (all of them most likely swiped from LJ and LJ comms as several LJ links to the original authors LJs are still attached), so if your fic/art I'd definitely tell this person to take it down immediately.


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