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I don't feel like posting about ~actual stuff~ so here are a couple of memey dealys.

MAH ICONS.

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite


(some of these answers HAD NO ANSWER [like favourite? really? like HALF OF THEM?!] so I just picked random ones)

HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 113
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 126
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: Probably
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: Sure
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Bandom/musicians
AND THE SECOND MOST: My story guys
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Hawkeye/Henry, I think?
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: Nope.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: Occasionally...I used to all the time. Maybe I'll get into it again.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: Haha, well, I like to think so...
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Generally annoying

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here


and a questionnaire )


And another:

but shorter )


Which reminds me that I'm completely jonesing for autumn, and if I miss it this year I'm going to be so pissed. All of the overtime last year made me miss the end of summer, the entirety of autumn, and almost the entire winter. It was no fun getting to work when it was dark and leaving work when it was dark--let me tell you, internets. One of my best memories (this was several years ago) was one late afternoon/early evening in October when me and Dustin parked the car in the deserted lot of an abandoned building, cranked Third Eye Blind's first album, and played with radio-controlled cars for a couple of hours. My favourite time of year, my favourite music, and my favourite guy <3

This summer has blown so far, for both of us (and for some others that I know). Come onnnnnn autumn, make me believe things are going to be okay again.
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A couple of memes, one each from Kelly, Geena, and Sara:

the one nabbed from Kelly: )

a GREAT DETAIL meme nabbed from Geena: )


Day 01 – Introduce yourself

Hi, I'm...Amy, and I'm...here. I just turned twenty-five, I live in Iowa, I've been married for seven years, and I have a four-year-old. I spend six to ten hours a day working data entry; soon I'm to be working from home, though my employers are still trying to hash out the details. When I'm not working, if my daughter isn't around or is sleeping, I spend much of my time writing original fiction, containing characters (though I honestly hate calling them that--they're people, dammit) and a story I've had in my head for the last four years. It's evolved much from when it started and still isn't worked out completely, which is actually just ducky with me. I also spend time reading other people's original fiction and talking with them about our various worlds, and fucking around on GPX+, an online Pokemon game. Stories and writing are my true loves, and are not just hobbies but a lot of the time honestly the glue holding me together. I also have a few close friends who mean the world to me <3

More later! Maybe this daily meme I'll actually keep up with.

and lastly, one from Sara: )


I want to throw dirty diapers are the genius that wired this house. Breakers going off all over the place >:\
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I JUST WANT TO SAY:


AWW, LOOKIT MY NEW LITTLE TURTLE <33.
(omfg my hand looks sooo weird. I'm blaming that on the angle. My thumb is really not gigantic and my fingers are not super-short, wtf
OKAY I had to take another picture of my hand. But there's also Finey, so. aeltyasei IT STILL LOOKS WEIRD. It doesn't look like that when I LOOK at my hand, just in the pictures... D:)

I totally love little reptile figurines XD FOR PROOF HERE IS ONE OF MY SHELVES:



And I also have these little guys, who don't have a place on a shelf yet (and can't stay here, or cats/child will get them):


They were called "sandbags".

CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY WERE ONLY $1.99 IN A ZOO GIFT SHOP. I seriously would have expected like, at least $5.99. I got the lizard and turtle, and Emmy got a sparkly elephant Dustin tried repeatedly to get her to name "Elephanty". I also got a shirt, but it's just grey with the lines of a tiger face and says NIABI ZOO MOLINE ILLINOIS or something like that.

ALSO ALSO I've got some really good pics from the zoo yesterday, but today I'm really going to try to WRITE because I miss my guys soooo much. Dustin's off at Riverboat Days to see life-size Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots; I gave the camera to him, to get pictures, which is why these pictures suck--my phone camera doesn't have a flash, and apparently likes to get really blurry. It's a great camera when you're outside!
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OH GOD SO REMEMBER (some of you won't) IN 2005 WHEN THERE WERE BATS IN OUR APARTMENT

YEAH THERE WAS JUST A BIRD IN HERE

A BIG GIANT BLACK BIRD

AET4Y8Q34GWOIKA

oh my goddddd you guys omg omg omg omg omg

I heard it YAPPING/chittering in the laundry area, and thought it was the CATS talking to each other. Then Dustin's all "UM BIRD" and I'm like "WHAAA" and then it comes FLYING IN HERE

Illy and Finey were both trying to get it. Dustin says Illy had it on top of the dryer, but let it go for some reason. I gave Dustin the broom and he smacked it, then Illy attacked it again. There are blood and feathers on the rug in front of the door, where he swept it outside after brushing Illy away from it.

HOW DID IT GET IN HERE

IDEC, BIRD, YOU JUST GTFO


so that's about enough excitement for today, amirite


EDIT: APPARENTLY NOT, BECAUSE THERE WAS ANOTHER BIRD IN HERE:





NEED MOAR CATS
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↓ 30lbs

20 more and Dustin will buy me a new ring :D
one that WON'T fall off my finger every time I move my hand

But still, this is good :D
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13506 / 50000 words. 27% done!

WHEW I thought I was going to end up TOTALLY BEHIND, since I didn't write in that story all day yesterday or today. I only started today after we got back from taking Emmy to my mom's. Not ahead or anything now, but at least I'm caught up. I got all emo about it earlier, telling myself it was a really stupid and lame story, and even if I did finish it no one would want to read it because it's so retarded, but I guess that's not the point? I think I know at least two people that'll read it regardless of its quality, and the most important thing to me is that I'm trying to get it all done in the set NaNoWriMo time. I have no idea if the story will be finished at 50k words (it's this far in so far and the real big action hasn't even started yet), but as long as I can get that many words by 30 November, I'll be happy. I might see if I can challenge myself personally to continue the daily wordcounts into December if that'll get it finished. I told myself I'd write until ten and hope I'd make it, and I did, so that works out. Dustin's watching M*A*S*H and chortling, so I'll have to see which ep is on.

I have a bit of a headache from having to have my headphones on since he was watching TV and it was distracting, but hopefully I'll sleep well since there's ten hours tomorrow. I have to stop at the store before I go get Emmy to take my mom more yarn for those turkey dealys, but I still hope to be home in time to get my wordcount for tomorrow. I'm trying to tell myself to not worry about how stupid the story is, just to get it DOWN and then there's later for editing. I'm going to try to not even go back through it again, maybe just the last few paragraphs to remember where I was but not the whole thing, until it's either finished or very close. I have my notes for the plot, and my ideas for things that are going to happen. I won't be too upset if I don't finish it, since my goal was to try it, but now that I am trying, and even caught up two days' worth in a few hours, I want to be determined to actually finish. We'll see what happens.
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Okay, so I'm pretty sure I've got the flu. Fever (100.4), cough that tears at my throat and lungs and brings up tons of mucus, horrible body aches, pounding headache, nausea. I'm not stuffed up or sneezing, which makes me doubt it's a cold. I started getting phlegm in my throat yesterday at work, and started up with the cough last night. In the middle of the night I woke up freezing, and noticed my entire body hurt, mostly my legs. I huddled with Dustin to try and keep warm, and when my alarm went off I was like unnnnnggh. Came out to the living room, dressed, thought about how it wasn't just the initial "mannn I've got to wake up before six in the aldigyae morning" and that I really felt crappy, and made up my mind to call in sick to work. I feel bad, since there's a ton of shit to work on and I'm part of a project that's incredibly important to the company...but I would most likely just have to leave anyway, and I don't want to infect anyone else there. Plus the thought of going outside and driving made me feel gross.

I texted my mom to see if she can pick up Emmy from Pam's and keep her overnight so she doesn't get what I've got back. She's lethargic and whiny and says she feels ocky too, but she's been getting better and it would suck for her to get ill enough for a doctor trip. If Mom can't get Emmy I'll have to drive up and get her myself, which will also SUCK, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I had some generic tussin (which actually stopped the cough far better for her, Dustin, and myself than the name brands we usually buy), some acetaminophen, and a cup of hot tea. The cough isn't constant (yet), but oh god it fucking hurts. It hurts so much I don't want to breathe in fear of angering it. Tea is helping my throat, but doesn't do shit one for the chest pain, and each cough racks my headache again too. My neck and legs still hurt like all hell, and I'm both hot and cold. As soon as I take off the flannel shirt I have on over my t-shirt, I'm freezing. Put it back on, even open, too hot. Same with my fleece pyjama pants and even the thin little socks I have...and the thin blanket I was using to cover on the sofa after I called in to work. Emmy woke up a little after eight and is currently watching Dora and Diego while Dustin's run to the post office (I got one of those cards saying they had a package for me that was originally undeliverable [no one home to sign] and he's gone to see what it is/get it) and to the store. I have a can of low sodium chicken soup in the cupboard, which really just tastes like noodle water, but right now I don't even feel hungry. I ran a pot of water through the coffee maker so I've got hot water for tea ready and waiting, and my first cup is just about cool enough to sip.

(My mom just called me back and said my father and sister have pretty much the same symptoms I have, and she's going to try calling their doctor to see if he'll call in a script for me for the same stuff he gave them. I'm fairly confident they'll say no, that I have to come in and be seen, but it's worth a shot. She's going to get Emmy from Pam's and take her to their place, since she (Mom) is not sick and staying away from the two that are, and she can keep Emmy with her. Must remind Dustin to tell Pam that my mom's going to pick her up instead of one of us.)

If anyone's going to be around on AIM today, come talk to me! I'm just going to be sitting or lying down, and there's not a hell of a lot to do since music will make my head hurt and I doubt I can think enough to write. Distractions would be a+ today, seriously.
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I have some recipes collected that I've torn out of magazines and newspapers and whatever. I'll probably end up losing them, so I'm going to type up and post them, and anyone else can try them too.

Included:
Salmon, Red Pepper, and Green Bean Salad
Adobo-Glazed Mini Turkey Loaves
Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie
Pink Lemonade Cookie Pops
And something my brother makes I made him write me the recipe for. It has like oats and peanut butter and flax seed and stuff.

i'm not adopted )


Today I finally finished a scene for my story that's kind of important, so I hope anyone interested will check that out. Dustin and I went on a drive to look at the changing leaves, and I got some pictures I might post tomorrow. We were worried we might have to take Emmy to the doctor tomorrow since her cough is still pretty bad, but she didn't have a fever the whole night. Tomorrow I get to be off work in time to come home before Dustin has to leave, so we don't have to worry about sending her to daycare or to my mom's, so that's good. Hopefully she'll be getting over it by the time I get home. Fingers crossed no overtime announced tomorrow for the rest of the week, but I expect it will be. Still, a seven-hour day tomorrow is quite nice after working five hours more than that for the past several weeks. I won't have to go to bed at 10:30 tonight, or get up at 5:15 tomorrow, and that's something.

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