In Which Our Heroine Has Plans

  • May. 10th, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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Hello, the internet! Remember that time I kept dropping off the face of the earth for no reason? And I would come back and make a post or two and swear I was back FOR REAL THIS TIME REALLY but then it turned out I wasn't and I would disappear again?


...So, what big things have I missed in the past couple months?

Boring Updates by Boring People

  • Apr. 7th, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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Today, while I was driving away from buying a shop light and a shelving unit*, I realized that my nails had gotten really fucking long.


I think I have a wrong definition of what super long is, but normally my nails look like this:


...I feel I have issues, maybe.

*I woke up this morning to find the seedlings I had put on the ledge under my windows and braced there with my aloe plant all over the floor. The four broccoli pots and one sunberry pot survived, the rest I have to start over.

Fucking cats.


Good morning, the internet!

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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Last night I discovered that when I don't use my cpap machine, I wake up every single hour. I can not fucking wait for allergy season to wind down to regular allergies again, I swear to god.

How is everyone doing on this fine Monday morning?


Magic Kingdom in the Sky

  • Mar. 3rd, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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Hello, the internet. Yesterday was a day full of at-leasts.

At least I'll have AC now.
At least I can maybe fix this radio.
At least I won't have to pull my window up during weather.
At least I won't have to get my car detailed in the spring.
At least I don't need to get the windshield thing fixed.
At least I won't be refilling the power steering fluid once a week.
At least I'd already taken out my stitches, since I would've missed the appointment.
At least at least at least.

IN RELATED NEWS: My baby has gone to the great junkyard in the sky. On Tuesday, me and a parked car got in an argument about whether or not I had enough room to move over a little so the car coming toward me wouldn't hit me. Well, that parked car sure taught me a lesson. :( The cop was very nice to me, and apparently told my mum that even though I was at fault for insurance purposes, I couldn't've actually avoided it, because of the plowed snow and the construction and the parked car being basically in the middle of my lane. I also did not punch the owner of the parked car, who eventually came out of her house and was all I'M SHAKINGGGG when someone asked her if she was okay.

I really, really wanted to, though, because at that point I'd been sitting in my car crying with my hands trembling for half an hour.

Then I spent the day as follows: crying in my car, crying in the cop's car, crying in my mum's car, talking to the garage that towed it, crying because it was totalled, crying while I emptied her out, occasionally stopping crying while mum drove me back to my house/I ate dinner/etc. and then starting again when I remembered that my car was never coming home.

I was really, really attached to that car. I'd spent the morning fixing the tail lights and dashboard lights, because they'd died the night before while I was on my way home from school. Last week I started putting aside money to get her detailed in the spring, because hoo lordy was the inside of that car a mess.

For now, I'm using my mum's car. We'll see how that plays out; I might end up keeping it, because she's had that car for sixteen years, and was talking about getting a new one lately. We'll have to figure that out soon, since I only have until Tuesday to transfer my plates to it.



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Hello internet! How are you today? I'm doing well!

So, I need to give this survey to eight people. And it's way easier to get my flist to do it than to go find eight people who I know and get them to do it. So! Here is a survey about "important issues today related to women’s health." I'm the only person who can see the answers. It would make my day if you (YES, YOU) would fill it out before midnight. Because that is when the ~analysis paper~ is due.

Poll #5862 Women's Health Questionnaire
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 33




ave you ever had to delay or go without the health care you needed because:

you couldn't afford it?
20 (66.7%)

you didn't have insurance?
17 (56.7%)

you couldn't get child care?
1 (3.3%)

you couldn't get there?
8 (26.7%)

you couldn't get time off work?
10 (33.3%)

you just plain ol' didn't have time?
20 (66.7%)

When you need information on a particular health issue, which, if any, of these sources do you turn to first—a health care provider, books, the internet, family and friends, a pharmacist, or some other source?

During the last 12 months, have you spent less on basic needs for your family, such as food or electricity, so that you would have enough money for your medicines?

3 (9.1%)

27 (81.8%)

Don't know
1 (3.0%)

2 (6.1%)

IF YOU ARE A CAREGIVER: how concerned are you about each of the following.

Balancing care-giving with other responsibilities
1 (50.0%)

Having enough time for your family
1 (50.0%)

Maintaining your own health
2 (100.0%)

How many times, have you visited a doctor or health care provider in the last 12 months?

1 - 4 times
16 (48.5%)

5 - 9 times
11 (33.3%)

10+ times
6 (18.2%)

In the last 12 months, was there ever a time when you:

were not able to see a specialist when you thought you needed one?
11 (50.0%)

felt you did not have enough personal control over decisions affecting your own medical care?
10 (45.5%)

had concerns about the quality of care you received?
12 (54.5%)

tried to see a new doctor but could not because the doctor was not taking new patients?
8 (36.4%)

Thinking about your last doctor’s visit, did you understand all of the information the doctor gave to you?

31 (93.9%)

2 (6.1%)

In the past five years, has a doctor told you that you have any of the following health problems or conditions?

High blood pressure
2 (9.1%)

Heart disease
1 (4.5%)

0 (0.0%)

0 (0.0%)

2 (9.1%)

16 (72.7%)

Thyroid problems
5 (22.7%)

Osteporosis or brittle bones
0 (0.0%)

4 (18.2%)

Asthma/Respiratory condition
2 (9.1%)

High Colesterol
5 (22.7%)

7 (31.8%)


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I found a children's book of Norse legends. From what I can tell, the pictures show the end of the world - not in a sudden firestorm of damnation as the Bible teaches us, but in a slow covering blanket of snow. First the moon and the stars will be lost in a dense white fog, then the rivers and the lakes and the sea will freeze over. And finally a wolf named Skoll will open his jaws and eat the sun, sending the world into an everlasting night. I think I hear the wolf at the door.
Internet, New England has been hit by what I can only describe as a metric shitton of snow lately, with more on the way. There's currently more than two feet of snow on the ground, and we're in for another foot and a half on Tuesday/Wednesday, and then a good couple inches, give or take, on Saturday. I'm torn between making gleeful faces because this is awesome and being kind of scared because I keep looking outside and thinking about Scully saying that.

There's multiple levels of ice that you need to break through, in order to get to the ground. I went out to measure the snow at my parents' the other day, and was utterly shocked that it was barely 14 inches. I mean, this shit was up to my mid-thigh, there was no way it wasn't way deeper. Then I realized I needed to stab it down to get to the actual ground, and the number doubled.

I have brought you pictures from me and the dog's adventure, cataloguing this mess. I'll be honest. They're mostly of the dog, because the snow is taller than him in the few places where he sinks all the way to the ground, and still above his chest everywhere else. He has to jump to break a path through it, and looks like a demented dolphin swimming an ocean of white.


I come bearing a poll and nothing else.

  • Jan. 25th, 2011 at 9:52 PM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Hello the internet! I am not actually back, I just need to make sure I'm not alone in this.

SO. Let's pretend cloning technology exists and it makes exact duplicates. I mean, there are no zygote or pregnancies or baby!yous or anything like that. There's just another you. Probably grown in a vat somewhere, idk.

POINT IS. YOU HAVE BEEN CLONED. And here you have this other you, who is your age, who is, you know, you. And the question here is: WOULD YOU BANG YOUR CLONE?


Poll #5760 Clone Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 76

So, would you?

View Answers

46 (60.5%)

20 (26.3%)

10 (13.2%)


the_wanlorn: The ice bit from the pilot of Haven (Ice: Can You Feel It)
Title: Cycle of the Wereferret (format=light, style=mine, AO3)
Author: [personal profile] the_wanlorn
Fandom: Haven
Characters: Audrey Parker/Nathan Wuornos/Duke Crocker
Word Count: 6600
Rating: PG
Warning: None
Summary: Full moons on Halloween are bullshit, especially when they involve chasing ferrets through the woods.
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] kate for betaing!

Cycle of the Wereferret )
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
Title: I Saw That in a Movie Once (format=light, style=mine, AO3)
Author: [personal profile] the_wanlorn
Fandom: Leverage
Characters: Hardison, Parker, Eliot
Word Count: 600
Rating: PG
Warning: none
Summary: Oh hell no, Hardison is not starring in his own personal zombie movie.
Notes: I'm 80% sure that I wrote this for some zombiefest somewhere and then never posted it for whatever reason. So here it is, beta'd by the totally awesome [personal profile] meghanc.

I Saw That in a Movie Once )


FIC: Catastrophe by [personal profile] the_wanlorn

  • Dec. 15th, 2010 at 9:30 PM
the_wanlorn: The ice bit from the pilot of Haven (Ice: Can You Feel It)
Title: Catastrophe (format=light, style=mine, AO3)
Author: [personal profile] the_wanlorn
Fandom: Haven, spoilers up to episode 11.
Characters: Nathan/Audrey
Word Count: 1700
Rating: PG
Warning: None
Summary: In retrospect, Audrey realized she should have known something was up the first time Nathan high-fived her.
Notes: This is written for [personal profile] soleta for Christmas. Thanks to [personal profile] shadowkitty for looking it over for spelling and tenses. And commas and italics. This fic doesn't acknowledge the last two episodes of season one, because those are way too complicated to deal withI am lazy.

Catastrophe )


  • Dec. 15th, 2010 at 5:43 PM
the_wanlorn: The ice bit from the pilot of Haven (Ice: Can You Feel It)
Hello the internet! I come forth bearing a mix for Haven. Specifically: Nathan/Audrey/Duke. YES. Also: The explanations are only going to be funny to a couple of people. SORRY IN ADVANCE.

I Do Not Feel Like Giving This a Title Mix

the_wanlorn: Mudock looking at BA with the text "<3" (A-Team: <3)
Title: Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me (format=light, style=mine, AO3)
Author: [personal profile] the_wanlorn
Fandom: The A-Team movieverse
Characters: B.A./Murdock, Hannibal, Face
Word Count: 14,440
Rating: PG-13
Warning: None
Summary: In which Murdock is jumpy, BA is an idiot, Face is unhelpful, Hannibal is a troll, and there's an inevitable happy ending.
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] shadowkitty for helping me hash out most of this, and reminding me that sometimes the answer to an either/or question is "yes." Thanks to [ profile] ishie for the totally awesome beta. :D

An excellent mix by the aforementioned SK can be found here.

Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me )

Verdict: AWESOME

  • Nov. 26th, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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Today I got my top two wisdom teeth removed, and it was AWESOME. Dude had to put so much novocaine on one side of my face that I couldn't move it by the time I got home. It took ten, fifteen minutes, and the novocaine wore of forever ago, but it still doesn't hurt. I AM MAYBE JINXING MYSELF, BUT I THINK THE ONLY THING I'M GOING TO NEED TO TAKE FOR PAINKILLERS IS THE MOTRIN THEY GAVE ME.

That would be awesome.

They would not let me keep the teeth, though, which is fucking bullshit because they are mine. And the dude was kind of ... at how :D!! I was over the whole thing, but whatever dude. I was numb enough that it didn't hurt, which only left awesome.

Also, I usually eat meat every single day, and I haven't had any in over 24 hours (ie, none today, because lol teeth), and even though I am like "Body! I understand this will be tough on you, so I am going to load you up on non-meat protein to make up for it!" my body is like "OH GOD WHY ARE YOU STARVING ME I AM SO HUNGRY FEED ME A HAMBURGER WHY DO YOU HATE MEEEEEEEEE." :(

IN OTHER NEWS. THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT. I need to reupholster a chair. Which is a problem because I hate most upholstery fabric because it is all hideous. So! I have created a poll, in which I would like votes for which fabric sucks the least.

POLL HERE also, these pictures are rather large. )

Okay, I need to go back to poking the holes with my tongue now.


  • Nov. 13th, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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Hello, the internet, have a multiple choice exam.

1. You have a ball of worsted-weight yarn in your bag. It has no tag. Do you:
a) Research on the internet to figure out what it is?
b) Go through your stash to see if you have more?
c) Assume it's from a hat you are making?

2. You need to make a fast pair of socks in a dudely color. You choose the mystery ball because you can just frog the hat if you need more. Do you:
a) Check to make sure it is the same yarn as the hat?
b) Decide it is too risky and you should choose something else?
c) Just start knitting because you know it is from that hat?

3. You get to the end of one sock, and will definitely need another ball. Do you:
a) Go get the hat so you can frog it?
b) Frog some and make the sock smaller so you can get two out of one ball?
c) Just start knitting, because you can get the hat whenever you want?

How pissed are you when it turns out it is not the same as the hat yarn? How surprised are you? What do you do?

Registering for classes is always fun!

  • Nov. 8th, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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Hello the internet!

Today is the first day of registration for spring classes and, being the clever person I am, I decided I was going to get their early so I could be first in line at the registrar's and both declare my minor and sign up for all of my classes. People were like "lol gonna have to get there at ass o'clock in the morning" but I didn't believe them. BECAUSE CLEARLY THAT WAS AN EXAGGERATION.

Internet, I got there an hour before the registrar opened, and the line was already looped around the entire hallway and up one flight of stairs. There were pillows and blankets and people sleeping, I am not even shitting you.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, I sai fuck that and went to hang out in the sciences building and kept loading the website until I got through AS ONE DOES. I could only register for two of my classes because lol no minor SO MY SEXY SCHEDULE IS IN DANGER but I think I will survive.

Assuming that I still manage to get my sexy schedule, I will most likely be graduated by fall of 2011. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. And then I am going to take a part-time courseload at the local community college so I don't have to start paying back my loans until I feel like it. THIS COULD NOT POSSIBLY GO WRONG.


Beta Request: A-Team

  • Nov. 3rd, 2010 at 2:32 PM
the_wanlorn: Mudock looking at BA with the text "<3" (A-Team: <3)
Hey y'all. I need someone willing to beta a 14K words BA/Murdock A-Team fic that is due on November 12. That is, next week.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS FIC: It is ridiculous self-indulgent fic. The sort of fic where you kind of just have to roll with it. So, while I want to make it better, I want to make it better within the bounds of being a self-indulgent roll-with-it fic, you know?

TURN-AROUND TIME: It would be totally awesome to have a marked up copy by Tuesday, so I can do all the fixing on Wednesday and shoot it back for one more quick passover before I send it in on Friday.


(I ain't dead yet!)

Hello, the internet

  • Oct. 23rd, 2010 at 8:44 PM
the_wanlorn: Ada Lovelace from the Lovelace & Babbage comic looking upwards in the difference machine. (Ada Lovelace)
Today, when I was walking back to my car, I wiped out when stepping up a curb because -- I shit you not -- I forgot you had to step higher when you wear shoes.

In other news, my A-Team big bang is basically done, sort of.

This is why SK is one of my BFFs:

  • Oct. 18th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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(08:51:37 PM) Me: I actually have a theory
(08:51:45 PM) SK: i think bones had a little bit of a psychotic break when her parents died
(08:51:47 PM) Me: that Bones suffered a bit of a psychotic break that Christmas

(Um, hi.)


  • Aug. 10th, 2010 at 11:53 AM
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
You all should answer them.

Poll #4060 Invasive Questions About Knit Goods
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 34

I wear:

28 (82.4%)

6 (17.6%)

fingerless gloves
25 (73.5%)

fingerless mittens
13 (38.2%)

27 (79.4%)

16 (47.1%)

wrist cuffs
8 (23.5%)

winter hats
22 (64.7%)

neck warmers
10 (29.4%)

31 (91.2%)

My favorite color is:

My shoe size/country/type (ie, US/9/ladies or UK/7/dudes) is

I am allergic to wool:

3 (8.8%)

31 (91.2%)

I am not opposed to receiving knit things:

31 (91.2%)

3 (8.8%)



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