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Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:18 pm
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I miss being by the sea.

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 05:14 pm
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I'm a 33 year old Scottish woman, trying to get my journal groove back. I'm a mum of three boys from teen to newborn, and work in healthcare but (thankfully) I'm on maternity leave just now. I mainly write about daily life, the struggles and highlights of attempting to adult and parent and be healthy as a highly strung, stressed over-thinker who doesn't like herself most of the time.  

Wow, I sound fun.  Should I mention that there will be wine, gin and chocolate?

I was obsessed with my Livejournal back in the day - I started it back in 2003 and even though I've only dipped in and out of it in recent years, writing is still very much how I make sense of my life and my mind. That's why I'm trying to reignite that obsession I once had...though it's difficult with increasing grown up responsibilities and shrinking time of my own to put pen to paper fingers to keyboard.  But I know I need the chance to record snatches of life as it flies past, and an outlet for when my mental health takes a dive. 

I swear and I like to write no-holds-barred.  I'm very liberal and support choice - be that choice of who you love, choice over your reproductive options, or just the freedom to chose what you're going to watch on telly tonight. I'm doing my Masters in weight management so I try to live healthily through fitness (like dancing and weight training, albeit on a very beginner level) and healthy eating, but more often than not find myself alone amongst the crumbs at the bottom of a packet of biscuits. I'm book obsessed (mainly literary fiction and never fantasy, chick-lit, or much sci-fi), love a good tv series (Mr Robot, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, OITNB, Top of the Lake and Homeland have been recent highlights), and sometimes I even get out to see friends.  Some or none of this may come out in my writing.

Along with a lack of time, I guess part of why I've lost touch with my journal has been my shrinking friends list.  It's hard to make time to update when it feels increasingly like you're just shouting into a void. So I'd love it if anyone out there who is in a similar place in life or who is into similar things would like to take a punt on my journal.  I wont promise a very active journal but I am going to try, and I'm also going to try and be a good friend in return.

It's a good job I've been with my husband for ten years, because I'd suck at filling out a dating profile.  Feel free to swipe left (or is it right...? I'm not on Tinder).

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 12:11 am
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Can't sleep again. Another long day.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:30 pm
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[Tires squeal, car stops] Get in!

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:26 pm
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Casino barge turned temple, everyone's welcome.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:16 pm
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[On her way to The Market]
crossover_chick: picture of Alice (Wonderland) in front of the swirling purple Wonderland tunnel (AMA: Alice down the rabbit hole)
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Admittedly, this is because two things popped up that I wasn't expecting:

-->Mom asking me to clean the living room and my bedroom after I finished my breakfast smoothie (took a little over an hour)

-->Going out with my parents while they picked up some stuff for the house and getting dropped off at Newbury's for a bit to see if they had the BTTF comics (again, nothing! Really should just order them from BTTF.com from now on) (took about two hours)

Add in more usual distractions, such as:

-->Writing my self-indulgent snippetry for writing times,

-->Catching up on websites not YouTube,

-->Getting stuck on TV Tropes for a while,

-->And the Saturday MST3K episode (The Loves of Hercules, one of the new ones -- decent riffing for the most part, and some funny sketches, but I'm starting to think they just have no clue how to really end episodes -- the last skit went on way too long in my opinion and made little sense),

And it is any wonder that I didn't watch nearly as much as I thought I would, or play any videogames? *sigh* To be fair, though, I did finally get a chance to see the latest episode of Atop the Fourth Wall, and -- whoooooa nelly. I mean, the review itself was bad enough ("Ultimate Power #4," aka the comic that moves at a glacial pace and gets Linkara's dander up with how much traced art is in it), but the plot -- worst fears confirmed, people. Worst. Fears. Confirmed. Man, next Monday's episode had better have some good news. . . (Actually, this is what led me to get stuck on TV Tropes -- I had to check the series' page to see if the new information had gotten updated yet. It has.)

Other accomplishments include a Valice Multiverse queue (after so long on TV Tropes, and not being caught up at ALL on regular tumblr, I wasn't feeling active RP), and my parents FINALLY getting my other curtain rod up -- sort of. After a lot of fuss getting the hooks into the wall, the actual curtain rod itself is -- wobbly. Mom already had to use a big dowel to lengthen it, but the dowel's actually just a TINY bit too short -- there's a connection, but also a big dip at said connection because the end of the dowel is only JUST in the curtain rod. Currently it's all taped together, and they're going out to get other stuff for the house tomorrow anyway, so they'll get a longer dowel along the way and fix the situation.

Other than that, though, it's been kind of a lazy Saturday. Which, to be fair, I can't complain about -- I was just hoping to get through more of the video backlog, you know? Suppose I still can, not like I'm going to bed just this moment. . .but I need some time to catch up with tumblr first, so let me get on that. Night all!

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:30 pm
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97% humidity - just fine with me.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:23 pm
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[accidentally bumps into you, spilling coffee]

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:50 pm
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Every year seems to get harder.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:51 pm
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[clutching at her stomach in pain.]

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:17 am
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Really missing the OG Team Arrow.

Half Day Doesn't Mean More Done

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:18 pm
crossover_chick: Doc snoozing on his couch (BTTF: exhausted)
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I mean, I got a respectable amount done at work -- credit card reruns and rejects, a direct debit, catching up on maintenance, stuff like that. After work, though, I was full of plans for unpacking my room and getting my address changed everywhere and everything.

And then we ran into problems with Cox.

Okay, to be fair, I did either get my address changed on pretty much every site that needed it, and talked to Fiscal at work so they can change my paystubs and get my health insurance updated. But then Mom told me I needed to log into my new Cox account (all the utilities and stuff here are in my name, because, well, legally my house) and gave me all the information to do so --

And my password doesn't work.

Cue me and Mom trying to reach someone to ask what's going on (we've already had a problem with Mom trying to log into my account on her computer, only for it to take her directly to her and Dad's old account) and being stymied at every turn by automated phone menus and chat-room waiting times. I wanted to just reset my password, but Mom was insistent we not have to do that. We eventually gave up on it -- we'll probably try again tomorrow. *squeezes bridge of nose* So many problems with this damn company. . .but they've got a monopoly around here, and apparently the only other choice, Verizon, is about the same or worse. . .

Anyway, that threw off my day a bit. I did manage to clear out one box, and get a few things sorted out of the others -- mainly, old story journals. And school journals, I discovered -- I ended up tossing those. (Though I kept a couple of old Creative Writing stories.) I also got my financial papers safely tucked away, so that's good. And spent a lot of time putting some old BTTF II trading cards into plastic sheets. What can I say, it was kind of calming to sort through them. Tomorrow I'll see about at least getting my toys into safe places so I don't have boxes everywhere while I'm waiting for this bookcase headboard of mine to appear. I also wrote some more on my self-indulgent fic snippets (some Alicey stuff this time), and did some more couples for that ship meme on my main tumblr. A Doc/Clara and Chelley double feature, and Good old Artie and Trixie from the Telltale BTTF Game. Good times, good times. . .

I'm not at all caught up on tumblr, though, and I haven't watched anything on YouTube. (Listened to a lot of music while getting my journals organized, but no watching.) So I'm going to attempt to tackle those two things before hitting the sack. (Don't think I'm going to get to queuing anything on Valice Multiverse. Just -- not in the mood. And rather tired to boot.) At least that yard sale I was assuming I'd have to get up early for isn't happening until NEXT weekend now. I shall relish the chance to actually sleep in for a couple of days.

Right -- getting on tumblr. At least it hasn't been super-busy today. . .night all!

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Jul. 21st, 2017 10:48 pm
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Sometimes I miss everything being simple...

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Jul. 21st, 2017 08:54 pm
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These Captain America videos are lame.

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Jul. 21st, 2017 08:40 pm
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Steve! We have an undercover mission!

Linkspam: fannish/geeky, misc.

Jul. 21st, 2017 03:02 pm
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Fannish/Geeky Things

"Here's how the new Star Wars novels will connect to The Last Jedi: The ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ books will explore details from the history of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia". I'm just gonna jump down here to Canto Bight: "This collection of four short stories will focus on creatures from the glamorous casino world of Canto Bight, described as the galactic version of Monaco. The book, which hits stores on Dec. 5, will be written by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller." [Also linked at [dreamwidth.org profile] aftertheendtimes, because awesome news is awesome.]

"Stargate Origins Series to Launch New MGM Digital Platform — Watch Teaser".

"Pacific Rim: Uprising Releases Teaser and Info on a New Crop of Jaegers". [Tor.com] And once again, we have a Jaeger with a slur (same one) in its name. :/

"Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter, Finally Getting the Doctor Who Spinoff Adventures She Deserves" [in audio drama form]. [The Mary Sue]

"Dick Grayson vs. Toxic Masculinity". [Book Riot] [May 2017]


Via [dreamwidth.org profile] wendelah1, "Rape Choreography Makes Films Safer, But Still Takes a Toll on Cast and Crew". [Content warnings: what you'd expect from that headline.]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] dine, "The Kitten Rental Program is Saving Lives".

"The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence".

"Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For 'Ransom': The company is now charging a $400 fee to hot-link images — which will break photos on tons of old websites and blogs.". [Buzzfeed]

"The Lost Cookbooks Of Black Chefs".

"Just 19 Fascinating Things About The Hair & Makeup On 'GLOW'". [Buzzfeed]

"How Eyeliner Defines My Womanhood". "My politics and my eyeliner became inseparable. Projecting my own sense of beauty, without shame or hesitation, scared the hell out of my opponents. My look was my armor and my weaponry. / But the fight took its toll. Somewhere in my late teens, I closeted myself again, without particularly noticing that I was doing so. I stopped wearing anything that scanned as feminine. I didn't even own eyeliner for 20 years. And I said nothing when people took me for a straight, cisgender man. [...] I’ve finally recognized, over years of trial and error — mostly error — that a wildly disproportionate amount of anxiety I experience arises from dressing like a man. A couple of years ago, that anxiety was swallowing me whole. I didn’t like who I’d become, and I wanted better for myself and my family. And, thanks to the wealth of information available online, and the supportive trans and queer community I found there, I had finally found the words to describe myself."

"Not in This Day and Age? On “Feisty, Cheeky, and Rebellious” Women in History".

"Cooling the tube – Engineering heat out of the Underground". "One of the biggest problems is a side-effect of what made it possible to dig the deep level tunnels in the first place — namely the very solid and nice to tunnel through London Clay which sits under the city.

In fact, when the early tube tunnels were dug, they were so cool down there that the cool tube was seen as a respite from the summer heat on the surface. Why suffer on a bus in the heat when there’s a cool tube to take instead, said the marketing men.

So why is the Bakerloo line, once the coolest place to be, now a mobile sauna?"

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Jul. 20th, 2017 11:35 pm
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I'm never traveling in time again. 


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