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heather11483 ([personal profile] heathershaped) wrote2011-12-21 10:52 am

blink and you'll miss a revolution





+ So work and life and school have been busy enough that it's easier for me to microblog lately, over on Tumblr and Twitter. You can pretty much always find/follow me over there. I keep trying to make posts here but never feel like I have anything interesting to say, and I feel worse as time passes, and and and. I also don't really feel like I have a fandom anymore, and that feels really weird on LJ especially. But as always I miss you when I stay away. :/

+ In the next month or so, things'll probably get even tighter for me because I need to pick up a part-time job in addition to my full-time one. I have no idea what it's going to be, but I need to bring some extra money in because it's hard to focus on anything when I'm feeling so snowed under. Basically I might look into waitressing or something? I used to be pretty good at that. Or retail, I don't know. It's really hard to imagine anyone hiring me for something on the weekends when they could take on any number of high school or college kids instead. I guess I won't know until I try. It's been...a really long time since I've looked for part time work, I don't even know what it would pay. I'd prefer to move into a full-time job that pays better, but it's not in the cards right now because I owe my company a couple more years for paying for grad school.

I'm hoping I'll actually feel better, even if I have less time to myself. Money stress (most types of stress I guess) tends to make me want to watch TV under the covers forever and not do anything, not even read LJ properly, and it gets really depressing and unhealthy and I don't wanna talk about it ok moving on.

+ LJ's not making it any easier to be back around with this new comment page thing. They're a visual nightmare and a functional DISASTER. Between this and delicious and AO3, I can't even. And screw anyone with dialup I guess, because having no option other than to load all your icon images every time you want to leave a comment must be super-fun for them.

...if anyone is on Dreamwidth I am too, so add me if you wanna. They are offering free accounts for the next few days and I probably have a ton of invite codes by now as well.

+ The Hobbit trailer has brought my Tolkien feelings back. Well, that and an impending yearly LOTR extended version marathon coming up next month.

+ Uploaded a ton of music over on my tumblr (more links at the bottom of the post), my faves of 2011 if you wanna check it out. If I can finish knitting these Christmas presents, I will post the links over here in the next couple days, be easier.

+ Still knitting! I'm still having fun with it, and getting better and better even if I don't quite have the dough to enable my yarn addiction. Which is probably a good thing. Right now I'm working on a hat for my dad and a shawl for my mom that I hope I can finish by Christmas. Luckily I'm not going out of town so I'm free to work up to the last minute, like I do~

I also love to TALK about knitting, so.

+ The other thing I've decided I want to get into finally in the new year is makeup. Which I have never worn...ever. Kind of ridiculous seeing as I'm a grown-ass woman, but I just never really learned how? And I want to. So I've been grilling friends for tips and I'm pretty excited. Decided I'm going to try Bare Minerals for foundation and maybe get one of those Naked palletes for my eyes if I can swing it. I'm taking recs if you have favorite eyeliners and lip stuff and whatever else.

+ I'll stop here I think. Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas if I don't post again before then! Come say hi if you wanna; I'm gonna go work on replying to messages and stuff.
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[personal profile] rozarka 2011-12-21 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi hi, Heather. :) *waves* Commenting on DW because it doesn't make my eyes bleed. I figure this is a late but handy occasion to tell you that I downloaded the heck out of your 2010 music recs and found tons of new-to-me stuff to love (favourites: Jo Flynn, Phantogram and Arcade Fire). I tend to listen to old faves and not explore so much, so I'm generally quite ignorant about the current music scene, and I loved basking around in your recs. I'm going to download a ton this year too (I'm doing so right now), so thank you in advance for broadening my tastes. :D

And it's good to see you, even if you feel weird about posting. (I tend to feel that way too, always unless it's fandom related, like I'm stumbling out on stage out of turn or something.) ♥ Good luck getting a part-time job, and I hope it will make you feel less frazzled and more in control overall.
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[personal profile] rozarka 2011-12-21 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I did download and do love Laura Marling too! You linked to 'The Water' as a taste from Flynn's album and after I had heard it, I found it on YouTube, swooned over how pretty he was and she was and the music was and had it on more or less constant repeat for a week, and yeah. :)

I've often used music as a comfort thing/security blanket, and I guess that's why it's so easy just to put on something I'm completely familiar with, like the oft-cited favourite pair of jeans. But I was over-ripe for a little musical revolution, I think. I joined the fanmix comm too in the last year and downloaded mixes based on the other new artists I'd found and liked, and discovered new stuff that way. And I'd LOVE to listen to Phantogram's EP when you get around to it (not to rush you or anything; I'm sitting on ten new albums here now and am happy as a clam *g*. Again, thank youuuuu <3 <3 <3).
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[personal profile] glass_icarus 2011-12-21 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, hello! ♥ :) I... actually shouldn't be on DW right now, ahaha, but wanted to say it's good to see you posting here!

(I have been playing with makeup more too! It's funny, I learned how to do it for dance but mostly can't be bothered for, er, rl purposes. :> Also: I like liquid/cream eyeliner better than pencil, but haven't tried a lot/am not too picky about what I use, so. *hands* Urban Decay has pretty colors?)
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[personal profile] sophinisba 2011-12-22 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I love it when you post, Heather!
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[personal profile] tropiavera 2011-12-23 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Good luck on the job front, bb.

Your "top 50 songs" list made my drive out to Chicago SIGNIFICANTLY better, no lie! At least until the Indiana radio stations kicked in.

Knitting picturrrreeees, they are my favorite! I need to do a round-up of this advent garland at some point.
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[personal profile] briar_pipe 2011-12-27 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Pinboard, bb! Delicious made me mad enough to figure out where to move. As for LJ, I love that DW is going to allow comm imports. It's possible some comms will migrate over entirely.

In other news, great to see you haven't been swallowed completely by work, though I do get the whole "second job = fandom-light" phenomenon. *koff*