juldea: (roar!!!)
I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, generally feeling sad and lonely despite certain folks' best attempts at cheering me up earlier tonight. All of a sudden, plop! Matrix, who 99.99999% of the time sleeps at the foot of the bed, flomps down on the pillow next to my head, her fur just barely covering my face. I stir enough to be comfortable, reach up to pet her, and thank her for reminding me that I'm not sleeping alone.

Of course, now if I could just SLEEP that would be great, since I'd like to make it back to work tomorrow and doing so well-rested would be nice.
juldea: (roar!!!)
I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, generally feeling sad and lonely despite certain folks' best attempts at cheering me up earlier tonight. All of a sudden, plop! Matrix, who 99.99999% of the time sleeps at the foot of the bed, flomps down on the pillow next to my head, her fur just barely covering my face. I stir enough to be comfortable, reach up to pet her, and thank her for reminding me that I'm not sleeping alone.

Of course, now if I could just SLEEP that would be great, since I'd like to make it back to work tomorrow and doing so well-rested would be nice.
juldea: (sleepy catball)
Because I keep wondering and I looked it up today: Matrix was born ~3/99, and Pixel was born ~11/99, I think. So my cats are only just now reaching 10 years old.

I got Pixel in January 2001, after [livejournal.com profile] red_ervish moved out with Sondheim and Morrison and I needed a new catfriend to fill the void (and Pixel needed to not be dumped outside of the Happiness Hotel by her previous owner >:| ) I got Matrix on April 27 - there's photographic proof of that date!

According to my rough scale calculations, Pixel is currently 8.5 pounds and Matrix is a fatty-fat 11.5.
juldea: (sleepy catball)
Because I keep wondering and I looked it up today: Matrix was born ~3/99, and Pixel was born ~11/99, I think. So my cats are only just now reaching 10 years old.

I got Pixel in January 2001, after [livejournal.com profile] red_ervish moved out with Sondheim and Morrison and I needed a new catfriend to fill the void (and Pixel needed to not be dumped outside of the Happiness Hotel by her previous owner >:| ) I got Matrix on April 27 - there's photographic proof of that date!

According to my rough scale calculations, Pixel is currently 8.5 pounds and Matrix is a fatty-fat 11.5.
juldea: (roar!!!)
The cats are now allowed into the bedroom, with the following caveats:
1) When londo is asleep and I am not home, I attempt to get them out of the room.
2) If anything is destroyed by act of cat, I pay to replace it.

londo is ceding the cats-in-room point not only because it's a way he can help me feel better, but also because one way or another, he doesn't have to worry about them learning that this is a good room for them to be in. He's either leaving it, or I am, or both.

Slim, oh so slim silver lining.
juldea: (roar!!!)
The cats are now allowed into the bedroom, with the following caveats:
1) When londo is asleep and I am not home, I attempt to get them out of the room.
2) If anything is destroyed by act of cat, I pay to replace it.

londo is ceding the cats-in-room point not only because it's a way he can help me feel better, but also because one way or another, he doesn't have to worry about them learning that this is a good room for them to be in. He's either leaving it, or I am, or both.

Slim, oh so slim silver lining.
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My car crammed with crazy kids coming back from Elk City (woo alliteration) arrived in Norman at around 4am last night, giving me much reason to have slept until 2 this afternoon. :)

It's now under a week until Jason gets here. *bouncebouncebounce* I had a great dream last night starring him. ;) And, just because you know I know... 152.5 hours!

I'm going to see AI with Randen tonight... I haven't seen any reviews of it yet, anyone know?

Pixel and Matrix have unexpectedly slipped back into a fighting relationship. *sigh*

Last night on some mini-golf course in Elk City, I quoted a lyric from "La Vie Boheme" and Thom picked up on it. We proceeded to finish the song, and in the process finding out that Tiffany didn't know what the heck we were singing. So we started singing Rent to her. All of it. We made it to the middle of "Rent" before we were *cough* reminded that since we were singing and not playing golf, we were holding up the course for the people behind us that wanted to play. From there a few snatches of singing continued, but the mood was broken. It was fun :)

Jason and I are definitely going mini-golfing when he gets here. Does anyone know of a good course around here? With actual moving targets (y'know like windmills) and stuff?

Well I've fed the cats, but not myself, and I'm pretty hungry...
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My car crammed with crazy kids coming back from Elk City (woo alliteration) arrived in Norman at around 4am last night, giving me much reason to have slept until 2 this afternoon. :)

It's now under a week until Jason gets here. *bouncebouncebounce* I had a great dream last night starring him. ;) And, just because you know I know... 152.5 hours!

I'm going to see AI with Randen tonight... I haven't seen any reviews of it yet, anyone know?

Pixel and Matrix have unexpectedly slipped back into a fighting relationship. *sigh*

Last night on some mini-golf course in Elk City, I quoted a lyric from "La Vie Boheme" and Thom picked up on it. We proceeded to finish the song, and in the process finding out that Tiffany didn't know what the heck we were singing. So we started singing Rent to her. All of it. We made it to the middle of "Rent" before we were *cough* reminded that since we were singing and not playing golf, we were holding up the course for the people behind us that wanted to play. From there a few snatches of singing continued, but the mood was broken. It was fun :)

Jason and I are definitely going mini-golfing when he gets here. Does anyone know of a good course around here? With actual moving targets (y'know like windmills) and stuff?

Well I've fed the cats, but not myself, and I'm pretty hungry...
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As I slip more and more into whatever odd emotion that is that seems to be sucking me down these days, you'll probably see me posting a lot with just random thoughts. I feel like I'm splashing around in water, trying to find dry land. Or maybe that's me overdramatizing life again.

Every time I walk up to her, Matrix looks up at me and give a heart-breakingly adorable, "Mew?" I almost can't help but pick her up and give her a big kiss each time. I think she realizes how cute she is and how much of a hold she has on me.

Speaking of holds on me... sigh.... I can't let it go. I finished Wizard and Glass, I put it on the bookshelf and haven't touched it since, I've even read another book since then (Anthem, very short novella by Ayn Rand), but I still can't get it out of my head. The words of the climax scene speak in my mind when I'm lying in bed, or staring at the mud, or generally any time I'm not specifically focusing on something else. Even at the dentist's while I was being examined with a wide mouth I started thinking of Susan screaming, "I love thee, Roland!"... do you know how hard it is to hold back tears with your mouth open? It's not something people often have to do. My mind tells me that all I need to do is pick the books up again, read the whole scene again, cry over it again, and it will stop playing back the recording... for now. But I know that's not true. I know that those words will continue to cycle through my head unless I find some way to conquer them, or push them out. Maybe it's time to read Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged again... those run phrases through my head as well, but they are either thought-provoking or happy phrases, things that I like to stick up as quotes for other people to see.

Why is it that the word quixotic comes from Don Quixote, yet quixotic starts with a "kwik" and Quixote starts with a "key"? I've been looking up definitions for quixotic to try and get a wide overview of the word (www.onelook.com rules) and this is the definition I like the best: having intentions or ideas that are admirable but not practical. I think there are definitely times when I am quixotic.

The skin on my legs is STILL peeling.

Well, Jason's going to call sometime soon (I hope), so I'll wrapitup. (that looks right as all one word)
juldea: (Default)
As I slip more and more into whatever odd emotion that is that seems to be sucking me down these days, you'll probably see me posting a lot with just random thoughts. I feel like I'm splashing around in water, trying to find dry land. Or maybe that's me overdramatizing life again.

Every time I walk up to her, Matrix looks up at me and give a heart-breakingly adorable, "Mew?" I almost can't help but pick her up and give her a big kiss each time. I think she realizes how cute she is and how much of a hold she has on me.

Speaking of holds on me... sigh.... I can't let it go. I finished Wizard and Glass, I put it on the bookshelf and haven't touched it since, I've even read another book since then (Anthem, very short novella by Ayn Rand), but I still can't get it out of my head. The words of the climax scene speak in my mind when I'm lying in bed, or staring at the mud, or generally any time I'm not specifically focusing on something else. Even at the dentist's while I was being examined with a wide mouth I started thinking of Susan screaming, "I love thee, Roland!"... do you know how hard it is to hold back tears with your mouth open? It's not something people often have to do. My mind tells me that all I need to do is pick the books up again, read the whole scene again, cry over it again, and it will stop playing back the recording... for now. But I know that's not true. I know that those words will continue to cycle through my head unless I find some way to conquer them, or push them out. Maybe it's time to read Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged again... those run phrases through my head as well, but they are either thought-provoking or happy phrases, things that I like to stick up as quotes for other people to see.

Why is it that the word quixotic comes from Don Quixote, yet quixotic starts with a "kwik" and Quixote starts with a "key"? I've been looking up definitions for quixotic to try and get a wide overview of the word (www.onelook.com rules) and this is the definition I like the best: having intentions or ideas that are admirable but not practical. I think there are definitely times when I am quixotic.

The skin on my legs is STILL peeling.

Well, Jason's going to call sometime soon (I hope), so I'll wrapitup. (that looks right as all one word)
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It is late and I should be in bed, but I'm writing here instead because, um, because I want to feel like I am talking to people even though I'm just writing at them.

Pixel is very hyper tonight. She is having fights with my bathrobe, a wadded up piece of paper, and some packing peanuts. She jumps and runs if I so much as look at her. Silly kitty.

Corch got on the mud today for the first time since the OMP... I gave him my cell number since he's in Dallas and I might visit him again this weekend... A few minutes after he logged off my phone rang and I seriously thought it was him calling just to say hi, but it was my sister-in-law Emily instead... she saw a TV commercial featuring Daler Mendhi (from TUNAK TUNAK TUN fame!)!! It was from CD world or something and it said, "If we have this, we've got to have something you like." I think that's wonderful.

I can't wait until my Rent CD comes in! It will replace Tool being on all the time in my car. Hehehe.

My father is flying into town on the 4th in the afternoon, and (hopefully) Jason is flying in on the 6th. It will be a good time for them to meet again because I'm sure my dad won't bring his shotgun on the plane. *grin*

I really, really, really need to do laundry. But it's almost 1am... Opening my suitcase is disgusting because I get almost knocked over by the cigarette smell. Damn Vegas. I don't care where the next OMP is, just make it someplace where there's no smoking!

I made a huge huge huge batch (4 big servings) of green curry tonight. I was going to make green curry AND potato soup (the soup being put in the fridge for later) but since the curry project ended up larger than I thought, I decided to wait a while on the soup. But it will be soup made with veggie smoked sausages! I wonder what it will be like... :)

Well I guess I should get to bed now. Guten Nacht and all, folks!

p.s. I'm not a dag, and I don't want to hear your gos! (2 new words I learned from Amanda)
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It is late and I should be in bed, but I'm writing here instead because, um, because I want to feel like I am talking to people even though I'm just writing at them.

Pixel is very hyper tonight. She is having fights with my bathrobe, a wadded up piece of paper, and some packing peanuts. She jumps and runs if I so much as look at her. Silly kitty.

Corch got on the mud today for the first time since the OMP... I gave him my cell number since he's in Dallas and I might visit him again this weekend... A few minutes after he logged off my phone rang and I seriously thought it was him calling just to say hi, but it was my sister-in-law Emily instead... she saw a TV commercial featuring Daler Mendhi (from TUNAK TUNAK TUN fame!)!! It was from CD world or something and it said, "If we have this, we've got to have something you like." I think that's wonderful.

I can't wait until my Rent CD comes in! It will replace Tool being on all the time in my car. Hehehe.

My father is flying into town on the 4th in the afternoon, and (hopefully) Jason is flying in on the 6th. It will be a good time for them to meet again because I'm sure my dad won't bring his shotgun on the plane. *grin*

I really, really, really need to do laundry. But it's almost 1am... Opening my suitcase is disgusting because I get almost knocked over by the cigarette smell. Damn Vegas. I don't care where the next OMP is, just make it someplace where there's no smoking!

I made a huge huge huge batch (4 big servings) of green curry tonight. I was going to make green curry AND potato soup (the soup being put in the fridge for later) but since the curry project ended up larger than I thought, I decided to wait a while on the soup. But it will be soup made with veggie smoked sausages! I wonder what it will be like... :)

Well I guess I should get to bed now. Guten Nacht and all, folks!

p.s. I'm not a dag, and I don't want to hear your gos! (2 new words I learned from Amanda)
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Well, my mud character has a house. I am slowly making it entry-worthy. EVERYTHING costs. It costs to put LIGHT in the rooms so you can see where you are. It costs to add AND to delete exits. Bah!

The house is going to be this apartment eventually. Maybe after that I will add on to it... I've already thought up some neat things to do (the exits don't have to be normal north/south directions, and they don't have to show when you enter the room, so I could have a room description that says, "Maybe if you "dream" you will enter dreamland?" and if the person types dream it takes them through the dream exit to another place. Interesting, eh?)

There are only two more days until the OMP! I really should be doing things for that right now instead of mudding, but I oh-so-much want more money to renovate my house! Sigh.

I redyed my hair. It is now once again black with a purple streak.

Pixel just jumped onto the table in front of me and kicked the tv remote to the floor... and then left. She's so weird.

If you see me tonight, you should tell me to do OMP things and not fight on the mud. Unless you want mud keys to my house, in which case we need to raise some money. :)
juldea: (Default)
Well, my mud character has a house. I am slowly making it entry-worthy. EVERYTHING costs. It costs to put LIGHT in the rooms so you can see where you are. It costs to add AND to delete exits. Bah!

The house is going to be this apartment eventually. Maybe after that I will add on to it... I've already thought up some neat things to do (the exits don't have to be normal north/south directions, and they don't have to show when you enter the room, so I could have a room description that says, "Maybe if you "dream" you will enter dreamland?" and if the person types dream it takes them through the dream exit to another place. Interesting, eh?)

There are only two more days until the OMP! I really should be doing things for that right now instead of mudding, but I oh-so-much want more money to renovate my house! Sigh.

I redyed my hair. It is now once again black with a purple streak.

Pixel just jumped onto the table in front of me and kicked the tv remote to the floor... and then left. She's so weird.

If you see me tonight, you should tell me to do OMP things and not fight on the mud. Unless you want mud keys to my house, in which case we need to raise some money. :)
juldea: (Glamorous)
Jason was whining at me earlier to update my journal because he was suffering from a lack of reading material. I couldn't at the time since Randen and Brian and I were watching a movie, but here goes. I don't have a specific topic to talk about, but I'll just rant for a bit.

I spent a good portion of this afternoon training myself to do a backbend. You know, where you start off standing up, and you lean over backwards until your hands hit the floor and you're doing a backbend. I always wanted to be able to do that, since I was little, but I never got up the courage to try it. I think I'm very proud of the methods I used today to get myself to do one. I started off by trying to do a few just on the spot, but I found that once my head was upside-down the idea of just FALLING backwards really scared me. So I piled up my beanbag, purple chair pillow, and two bed pillows in a tower on the floor and practiced leaning over and falling on them a few times. That was fine, so I started practicing catching myself with my hands and immediately dropping myself back onto the pillows. When that was done, I started just catching myself with my hands. My body would still hit the pillows, because they were so high, but I was catching myself! So then I slowly took the pillows away, one by one, until I was just doing backbends over the little chair pillow, and then bare on the floor. And I did it! Yay!

Matrix was oblivious to my quest. She wanted to lay on/around the pillows. One time she walked over right as I was falling backwards and I almost thought my hand would hit her and not the floor and injure both of us. Luckily that didn't happen.

So my next goal is to be able to go from the backbend and kick my legs over and stand up. It sounds simple, but it's just daunting. If I thought that getting drunk would only hinder my fear, I'd try it then, but I don't think I'd be in prime physical condition at that time either ;)

My skin is coming off of my body in huge chunks. That's what I get for getting burnt. It itches a lot, but when I scratch it, all my skin peels off. It's rather disturbing. I wish I could scrub it all off.

Matrix curled up next to Brian in his beanbag today while we were watching movies. I took a picture; I'll post it soon. It was very very cute.

My diet is going well. I'm already down to 155.5, at least according to the scale this morning! I started off at 158.5. I'm averaging about 1400 calories a day, never under 1200. I'm not sure how much I had a thai kum koon the other night, but that's okay. Sometimes you don't have to count. ;) And I've even been able to have fast food on some days; I had LJS a few days ago when I got a coupon in the paper, and Arby's tonight with Randen and Brian. It's just all about planning.

My energy level is skyrocketing, too. I'm wondering if I could start doing an exercise video EVERY morning, not just every other morning. I know that I did one this morning and I want to get up in the morning and do the next one. Maybe that's just because it's the 'hip hop' aerobics video and it's so much fun. It's got a pretty fast pace, but I've done it once now and so have a slight edge.

I don't think I have much more to say. I miss everyone who is gone! Goldbug and Rachel and Karen! Maybe someday I will have a fun adventure in a far-off land.

Oh! the OMP is this weekend! I am very excited... I need to start thinking about what I'm going to pack/wear/etc. And when I am going to dye my hair and do laundry (both on wed. night?). And I need to mend my dance costume and figure out what I am going to dance to (IF I dance). So many things to think about!!

And I am going to room with Corch! And Samar, who I actually don't know the gender of. I'm fairly certain the character is female, but that doesn't mean anything about the player. ;) So anyway, gotta pack the granny nightgowns, grin. Or maybe I'll just do the t-shirt and boxers thing.

Which reminds me of ANOTHER thing... gonna Nads again soon. The hair that wasn't long enough the first two times is now long enough. I wonder if it'll work weirdly on flaky skin? Maybe I'll have to scrub before I do it.

Anyway, it's late and it's bedtime. See everyone in the morning!
juldea: (Glamorous)
Jason was whining at me earlier to update my journal because he was suffering from a lack of reading material. I couldn't at the time since Randen and Brian and I were watching a movie, but here goes. I don't have a specific topic to talk about, but I'll just rant for a bit.

I spent a good portion of this afternoon training myself to do a backbend. You know, where you start off standing up, and you lean over backwards until your hands hit the floor and you're doing a backbend. I always wanted to be able to do that, since I was little, but I never got up the courage to try it. I think I'm very proud of the methods I used today to get myself to do one. I started off by trying to do a few just on the spot, but I found that once my head was upside-down the idea of just FALLING backwards really scared me. So I piled up my beanbag, purple chair pillow, and two bed pillows in a tower on the floor and practiced leaning over and falling on them a few times. That was fine, so I started practicing catching myself with my hands and immediately dropping myself back onto the pillows. When that was done, I started just catching myself with my hands. My body would still hit the pillows, because they were so high, but I was catching myself! So then I slowly took the pillows away, one by one, until I was just doing backbends over the little chair pillow, and then bare on the floor. And I did it! Yay!

Matrix was oblivious to my quest. She wanted to lay on/around the pillows. One time she walked over right as I was falling backwards and I almost thought my hand would hit her and not the floor and injure both of us. Luckily that didn't happen.

So my next goal is to be able to go from the backbend and kick my legs over and stand up. It sounds simple, but it's just daunting. If I thought that getting drunk would only hinder my fear, I'd try it then, but I don't think I'd be in prime physical condition at that time either ;)

My skin is coming off of my body in huge chunks. That's what I get for getting burnt. It itches a lot, but when I scratch it, all my skin peels off. It's rather disturbing. I wish I could scrub it all off.

Matrix curled up next to Brian in his beanbag today while we were watching movies. I took a picture; I'll post it soon. It was very very cute.

My diet is going well. I'm already down to 155.5, at least according to the scale this morning! I started off at 158.5. I'm averaging about 1400 calories a day, never under 1200. I'm not sure how much I had a thai kum koon the other night, but that's okay. Sometimes you don't have to count. ;) And I've even been able to have fast food on some days; I had LJS a few days ago when I got a coupon in the paper, and Arby's tonight with Randen and Brian. It's just all about planning.

My energy level is skyrocketing, too. I'm wondering if I could start doing an exercise video EVERY morning, not just every other morning. I know that I did one this morning and I want to get up in the morning and do the next one. Maybe that's just because it's the 'hip hop' aerobics video and it's so much fun. It's got a pretty fast pace, but I've done it once now and so have a slight edge.

I don't think I have much more to say. I miss everyone who is gone! Goldbug and Rachel and Karen! Maybe someday I will have a fun adventure in a far-off land.

Oh! the OMP is this weekend! I am very excited... I need to start thinking about what I'm going to pack/wear/etc. And when I am going to dye my hair and do laundry (both on wed. night?). And I need to mend my dance costume and figure out what I am going to dance to (IF I dance). So many things to think about!!

And I am going to room with Corch! And Samar, who I actually don't know the gender of. I'm fairly certain the character is female, but that doesn't mean anything about the player. ;) So anyway, gotta pack the granny nightgowns, grin. Or maybe I'll just do the t-shirt and boxers thing.

Which reminds me of ANOTHER thing... gonna Nads again soon. The hair that wasn't long enough the first two times is now long enough. I wonder if it'll work weirdly on flaky skin? Maybe I'll have to scrub before I do it.

Anyway, it's late and it's bedtime. See everyone in the morning!
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