grissecon: (shiny!)
( Feb. 22nd, 2008 07:04 pm)
Slogging through the snow to go get food might have sucked but the frozen margarita I'm now enjoying makes it all worth it.

I did get food, too. It's just that the margarita mix was right there and then I saw the te-kill-ya and I have this nifty little mixer... Heh.

Fannish update:

It's been so long since I wrote about anything other than icky rl stuff, I thought I should go over what I'm watching, reading, and being generally squeeful about, since I am feeling much better and hope to be around the el-jay again:

-SG-1 - All ten seasons watched in under a month. No wonder I have no life! LOL

-SGA - I vaguely remember being somewhat irked when my entire flist got obsessed with this show seemingly overnight. I even tried to watch once in the first season and it just didn't grab me at all (I can't even remember what episode it was.) Three years later... Yeah, I don't know either.

-Supernatural - I'm... watching. Not really reading right now. SG-1 and SG:A have taken over my reading list. Up until last week I would have said that I wasn't even liking this season and I do still have some issues with the way things have played out, but the last two eps have managed to get my interest going again.

-Torchwood - There is just no bad in this show. It can be as silly and overwrought as it likes and I'll still be all over it. Oh! I want my very own Ianto.

-Bones, Bones, Bones! I am loving this show sooo hard this season! It's always been my go to show- not amazing, but totally solid entertainment. For some reason, I'm just all over it now.

- Batman still owns my soul even though Damian can kiss my ass. Tim is my Tim is the bestest Tim in the world and the new Nightwing writer shows some promise. I haven't picked up anything other than Batboys and Countdown but I think I'll go shopping soon. I have no doubt that DC will find some way of pissing me off, because they always have in the past, but I keep coming back so...

- My local Borders has a ton of tasty yaoi and now I've had to put a limit on how often I'll let myself go in there. Heh.

- In the book realm - I'm finally going to finish reading the Wraeththu histories, which I started reading but lost momentum. I think re-reading the original trilogy right before I started reading the second was a bad move. The contrast in POV from the intimacy of first person narration to third person just killed me. The whole thing just read so flat... it was really weird. I think I'm ready to give it another shot, though.

That's about it, I think. I've lost touch with Criminal Minds and House but I have the eps, so I'm sure I'll end up watching them sooner or later.

Mmmm, out of 'rita. Later.
grissecon: (Default)
( Feb. 9th, 2008 09:59 pm)
LJ would like me to know that it's been 11 weeks since I last posted. Yikes! This is why I don't like having a job. :P

I'm not doing much of anything other than working. I keep trying to break out of my self-imposed isolation but in between the stressed and the depressed, I don't have the energy for much more than reading a bit then falling into bed.

I'm considering adding RedBull to my diet on a daily basis as a countermeasure. It'll kill me, for sure, but I might get some living done before I spazz and die.

In the meantime, have a meme:

writing meme )

So very left-handed. ::facepalm::
Ok, the lj has now been backed up on both greatestjournal and insanejournal. I'm grissecon on both. I'll be keeping the journals synched so if I need to go elsewhere I can do it with minimum trauma.

I'm not leaving lj yet, and I might not ever... but it's good to be prepared.
I got the book on Saturday around noon and finished it around midnight.


And, now, I go read fanfic, which is the only reason I started reading these books in the first place. Heh.

Also, that Egyptian zodiac thing: Read more... )
grissecon: (growing up to be batman)
( Jun. 26th, 2007 12:33 am)
If you're maybe noticing that you're older than you used to be, and are feeling sad/angry/confused/worried/frustrated that you haven't accomplished as much as you/other people in your present or past/annoyingly critical voices inside your head think you should have, and if you're maybe feeling something like "I'm not a real grownup like everyone else," and if you're maybe also feeling sad/angry/confused/worried/frustrated that your body isn't working the way it used to, and you're maybe thinking, "if that's true then how am I going to DO all those accomplishments that I/other people/voices in my head think I ought or want to do?", and maybe you're also wondering how are you going to dig out from under the accumulation of habit and procrastination and self-doubt to some sense of satisfaction in your life again, then post this same sentence in your journal. (via [ profile] serialkarma)
Ok, that's weird.

I just got home from the stress factory (At last! it has been named. Now it can truly join the ranks of my roster alongside the homicidal file room, the cubichell, and the bridal desk o' doom) and there's some serious thumping going on.

First the temperature drops to the 50's in JUNE, and now, my whole building is going crazy!

I'm better see what's going...

grissecon: (Default)
( May. 30th, 2007 06:59 pm)
{} Been off the map for a while, I know. work-related blather )

{} One of the perks of the gig is Photoshop on my work computer (and even legitimate reasons to use it, sometimes. Woohoo!), so there has been much icon-making. Yep. This post is basically a GIP. *g* New crop:

It appears I have a thing for boy's mouths. And my "Romance" icon could get me TOSsed, huh? Joy.

{} Says it all:
grissecon: (Default)
( May. 7th, 2007 07:21 pm)
Gakked from [ profile] strippedhalo

Icon Breakdown by Fandom:

S.E. Lain - 2
Veronica Mars - 2
Bat-books (Ok, Tim Drake, mostly. It's a fandom to me!)- 3
Supernatural - 6
Buffy - 8
Firefly - 3
Harry Potter - 1
RPS (bunch of fandoms, really) - 6
Cruel Intentions - 1
Torchwood - 1
Heroes - 1
Sims2 - 2
Yaoi - 2
Blood Ties - 1
The Crow - 1

the rest is in here )
I was woken at 3:30 am by rain on my face. My thoughts:

Windows are dripping.
Windows are closed.

All my remotes were sitting on windowsill and are now spread in pieces across the dry side of the bed. Here's hoping they aren't ex-remotes when they dry out.

Got to work a few minutes late (110 minutes, to be precise *smirk*), and I'm just now getting to the bottom of the inbox. Joy!

Cigarette break time... will be day-dreaming about sexy vamp on Blood Ties. It's been a while since I've had appropriate fodder for completely cliched and yet bulletproof vampire kink. Yay!
grissecon: (and I'm sticking to it)
( Apr. 9th, 2007 10:18 pm)
I've found myself doing the weirdest thing lately... cheering up grumpy people.

Either the therapy has stripped me of anything resembling my former personality or, I'm actually *happy* for once.

I'm going to go with the latter in the same vein that Kant went with the whole free will thing (i.e. 'cause if not, then I ain't got shit to say).

In the meantime, if in need of (normally, to me-)irritating cheerfulness, do call... I've got to do *something* with it.

P.S. Listening to the commands of the pod: is anyone missing the (supposedly sung by that werewolf chick, Veruca) THC songs that played in Buffy season 4? If so, let me know. I only recently found mine backed up to a very dusty CD and I'm happy to share with those in need. Or want.
I've been completely off the map for months, huh?

boring life/job crap )

So, yeah. I think I'm giving notice tomorrow. I've got quite enough personal reasons for developing ulcers; professional ones shouldn't even come into play!

The teevee does love me, though, and has been making me insanely happy lately. Here's why:

+ I've officially put Criminal Minds on my viewing schedule because it has been rocking *hard* this season. (I do so love new-fandom-rush.)

+ Even though I had gotten over The OC halfway through the second season, I started watching again this season and, not only did I get a solid, funny, and touching season of tv; the finale made me weep like a little bitch, and you can just bet I was asking it for MORE! Heh.

Seriously, that is going down as one of the best series finales ever for me. I thought the show was regaining its focus during the season (before they announced the cancellation) and it was evident in every minute of that final episode. It was really everything I ever loved about the show.

+ My love for Supernatural is reaching Buffy proportions, dude. I didn't think that was ever going to happen again. It's just been so *good*!

In unrelated news, I now live next door to where I used to in a newly renovated apartment that does not have fake wood panels for walls. I might actually invite some of you over now. Hehee.
Mes parents are both still living in Puerto Rico, and I can't make it over there this Xmas, so I am sending them CDs full of songs that they love. (That only seems like a lame gift if you don't know that my parents, as far as I can tell, do not ever purchase anything for their own entertainment; every dollar they can spare goes to getting video games for the grandkids. *g*)

So, I usually make a them a couple dozen mixes of their faves back when they were around my age. Thing is, I've listened to all this stuff often enough to develop some serious appreciation. For Latinamerican music. From the sixties and seventies. All of which generally falls under "sappy".

Yeah, I've got no clue either.

However, there are a couple of songs that I fully understand my yen for. (Please to ignore the preposition at the end of the sentence, even though, it will bother me forever.)

Ranked in the top ten of those is this little gem by Jose Jose, who's kinda like the Chairman in some ways. The lyrics just slay me.

Jose Jose - Si Me Dejas Ahora

Since I've seen some interest around the flist in Spanish poetry (Actually, I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't care for Neruda), here is my translation of the lyrics (Babelfish, btw, is pretty awful. Though, I must admit, not any worse than some supposedly educated translators who keep forgetting that for every word you have in English there are, at least, five in Spanish, and each has it's own little *twist* LOL):

If you leave me now
I will not be able to survive;
you chained me to your skirt
and you taught to my soul to depend on you.
You tied your skin to my skin
and your mouth to my mouth,
you nailed your mind in mine
as a sword on the rock
and now you leave me as if I was any old thing. whoa! longer than I thought... the rest is in here. )

Ah, romance. LOL
grissecon: (falling)
( Dec. 16th, 2006 12:30 am)
I: Write the first line of the first 20 songs that come up on random.
You: Guess the title and artist of the song.
I: Am entertained.
You: Gain fame and fortune? *g*

01. "Ya ya ya ya ya ya yayaya"
02. "Look, I'm standing naked before you" Tori Amos - Leather guessed by [ profile] silentfire
03. "Can you feel that?/Oh, shit!"
04. "It doesn't matter what I want"
05. "A long time ago, we used to be friends" Dandy Warhols - We Used To Be Friends guessed by [ profile] strippedhalo
06. "Well, I got nothing better to do"
07. "With one light on/in one room"
08. "She packed my bags last night pre-flight" Elton John - Rocket Man guessed by [ profile] chaosmanor
09. "Driving faster in my car" Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty guessed by [ profile] skarz
10. "Lights go out and I can't be saved" Coldplay - Clocks guessed by [ profile] silentfire
11. "Shorty was being sleazy/when she'd played herself all easy"
12. "I've got a fever come check it and see" Garbage - Bad Boyfriend guessed by [ profile] skarz
13. "I roll the window down/and then begin to breathe" Death Cab for Cutie - Passenger Seat guessed by [ profile] skarz
14. "It's getting dark... too soon... a threatening silence..."
15. "I'm going to take my time" Depeche Mode - It's No Good guessed by [ profile] strippedhalo
16. "Somewhere there's speaking/It's already coming in"
17. "What's up negros and negrettes?"
18. "That old dog has chained you up alright" Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover guessed by [ profile] strippedhalo
19. "I didn't hear you leave/I wonder how am I still here"
20. "Every time we do this/i fall for her"

Also, if anyone near me (in Malden, MA) wants a 20' CRT TV w/remote and has the means to pick it up, I've got one for the asking.
I got a new TV for my B-day. The old one has many years on it, but it still works just fine so, I don't want to just throw it out if anyone could use it.
grissecon: (brothers)
( Dec. 13th, 2006 05:06 pm)
Ok, I have a job, at last. I will be doing the admin assistant thing for the VP of a small local company. Meaning this is not only a job but, a job with unlimited internet access. Muahahaha!

Seriously, though, I am so psyched. The ever-dwindling bank account was adding a constant low-grade anxiety to my usual melange of psychological issues and god knows I don't need anything else on that front. LOL

The gig is temp-to-hire, which usually means temp-but-we'll-string-you-along-as-long-as-you'll-let-us but, I'm just happy to get out of the house and earn some money. I'll just keep looking for something that is actually permanent.

First thing I'll be buying with my spanking new paycheck? Comic books. I freakin' miss the Bats, y'all!

Speaking of heroes and such, I'm up to my fourth viewing of Superman Returns and it's not getting any less pretty. Heh. The cinematography in this movie is such eye-candy. I thought I saw fic on the flist a while ago, but I can't remember where. If you know of any, drop me a link, please?

Also, gip gip gip. My new monitor is really crispy. I can't help myself. The Petrellis are hot. Something else I am powerless in the face of.
theory about Heroes.

Come on in, so you can mock me come January! )

Differing thesis? Do share!
We can all come back around and feel foolish once the writers Joss us. *g*
...projective psychic null!!!

Dude, I so love sci-fi.
grissecon: (shiny!)
( Dec. 4th, 2006 12:30 pm)
ipod mp3 player meme gacked from [ profile] basingstoke

The requirements:
1. Put your music player on shuffle
2. Press forward for each question
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question

Read more... )

Ok, most of those were eerily right.
grissecon: (let the icon do the emoting)
( Dec. 3rd, 2006 04:43 pm)
Just as the pains of 'net withdrawal had led me to check my flist on my cellphone (which is possible, it turns out, if one is willing to read whole pages of stuff in a 1.5in by 2in display. Ow.), my friend Mike brought me an early Xmas present: a new monitor!

Dude, Mike rocks.

I was loosing sleep wondering how I was going to cope with no tv downloads. I would have had to actually pick one show to watch per time slot. ::gasp:: Now, I can just go ahead and d/l The O.C. because as much as I love Supernatural, the whole Ryan/Taylor thing is hysterical and has me totally hooked.
grissecon: (Default)
( Dec. 1st, 2006 04:31 pm)
My monitor is dead. If you need me, use the phone. I'm not saying I will answer it, but I will be looking at the caller id display now. LOL

grissecon: (mad girl)
( Nov. 25th, 2006 01:54 pm)
I love this one: Organize your icons alphabetically by keyword and then pair up the subjects... watch the insanity. LOL

I got:

-Asami/Akihito/comic!Buffy -- Dude! The manga boys (from Viewfinder) pair up with comic version of buffy. That's a little eerie.

-Snape/Dean Winchester

-Katherine de Merteuil/Jensen Ackles

-Robin III/Dean Winchester - Together, they fight crime!

-Christina Aguilera/JC Chasez - Mmm, yesss.

-Veronica Mars/Mal Reynolds

-Crazy!basement!Spike/River - That right there I'd pay to see.

-Christina Aguilera/Tom Welling

-Dean Winchester/Kaylee - Aww. Dean should so get it on with Kaylee. I bet even the woobiest of the woobs would have to cheer up around her.

-Faith(circa Season 3)/Tom Welling - She'd climb him like a tree and then snap him in two. Again, I'd pay to watch.

-Christina Aguilera/Buffy Summers

-Dean Winchester/Dean Winchester - Oh, boy. My mind just went to a very happy place, indeed.

-Buffy/Angel/Veronica Mars - someone, anyone, please write this.

-Faith/Top Dollar/Myca (aka creepy incestuous baddies in The Crow) - Ouch! And also, hot.

-Faith/Tim Drake


-Sam and Dean Winchester/Alyson Hannigan

Ok, I have learned that I have a lot of icons of Jensen Ackles/Dean Winchester and of Eliza Dushku/Faith, so I'm just going to quietly meditate upon the hotness that any combination thereof would be. Heh.