heathershaped: (Dexter: suprise mofo)
Like...completely. I can't even get the OS to boot. I go into startup repair and it can't find a system to repair. YAY.

I know! I think I will apply for a CHARITABLE GRANT to replace it.

(lol jk, I'm gonna take it to Geeksquad after I go and get my driver's license renewed. I'm kind of afraid it needs a new hard drive or something.)

Fandom is something though, right?

damn puppy

Jan. 21st, 2010 06:13 pm
heathershaped: (Dexter: suprise mofo)
Bingley got upstairs (again) while I was out and, from the looks of things, invited a bunch of his friends over and had a house party.

But funnily enough they're all gone now, and it's just him. Sitting in the middle of a mess, looking all pitiful.

*eyes him* He's lucky he's cute. And that he doesn't appear to have chewed anything important.

*goes to clean up*

You guys are bringing back memories. Nina freaking Moreno for one thing, srsly.
heathershaped: (Glee: Sue)



pics of my mountains of freshly-shoveled snow under the cut )


This will likely hurt tomorrow. BUT I FEEL ACCOMPLISHED. We haven't had this much snow since I moved here, and I don't remember the last time it snowed this much in December. I think it was close to two feet. And it's GORGEOUS, perfect, heavy, fluffy snow, ideal for sledding and building things and making angels and snowballs. It's just that there was tons of it.

Also, I don't think the sun reflecting off the snow was good for my face.


Whew. Fictimes, yay.
heathershaped: (Merlin: drunk!Morgana)

Well. For half of tomorrow at least.
heathershaped: (Merlin: OT4)
+ Actually, I can't, but you can thank [personal profile] such_heights for putting the song in my head. She did a Merlin vid yesterday that is epicness, go looky.

+ Mom's home from the hospital! It's mostly good, she feels okay and is in good spirits, but she's going to need to start seeing a cardiologist regularly. :/

+ I have so much to do. Went shopping earlier, which took up some time and I spent too much money, but I do have new shoes. Now I have to do some serious cleaning because this week has been crazy and I haven't had time, and tomorrow morning I'm going down to help straighten up Mom's house; she's having her physical therapist come by and wants things to be neat. And then [livejournal.com profile] inell will be driving up (Yay!) and then we're meeting [livejournal.com profile] seakisst and [livejournal.com profile] bratkartoffel for a movie or something else that's fun. (Yay!)

+ MERLIN IN TWO DAYS. You have NO IDEA (okay so you may have some idea) HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THE NEW SEASON. All signs point to more of the girls, awesome new plots, plenty of slashy funtimes, MORE OF THE GIRLS, and basically my cracky show will be back in my life.


Would do some sort of spam to celebrate but it will prove FAR too diverting and others have already done epic picspams from the latest trailer - but here's the trailer anyway for those who haven't seen it yet or for those who want to see it again not that I've seen it fifteen times or anything:

two minutes of sheer gorgeousness and a couple of gifs under the cut )
heathershaped: (Merlin: Morgana/Katie smile)
+ Happy Birthday [personal profile] gnimaerd! Hope you've had a fantastic day. It's fun being f-listies with you and squeeing over Merlin and our respective crushes therein. XD And you got me writing RPF, which is no mean feat. *g* Cheers for being such a cool person, seriously. ♥

+ I've got a rental car while mine is in the shop. It's nice, but I've never had a rental car before, and I'm freaking paranoid about scratching it or something.

+ Whilst out driving and being paranoid today, I listened to my new copy of the HBP score. It's gorgeous in parts; I think I almost like it better than the PoA score which is my favorite of the lot. Anyway I am EXTREMELY excited for the film, which I never thought I'd say since HBP was my least favorite of the books. Oh, HP, my first true fannish love. ♥ I shall never really leave you.

+ Finished reading Kushiel's Dart (first in the Kushiel's Legacy books) by Jacqueline Carey. Highly recommended, by the way. It's definitely not without its problems but it's also pretty freaking EPIC. I love the main character and her more than worthy antagonist; I love the richly detailed universe and all the political intrigue throughout. Moving on to the next installment immediately, kthnx. I haven't read something so immersive in a while.

+ Okay, I'm off. Bingley needs a bath, and I have five-times fic to write, and other stuffs to do. ♥
heathershaped: (SV: chloe eyeroll)
Dear New Person Who Has Transferred To Our Building,

You seem like a perfectly nice, well-intentioned woman. Really. But you work on a campus with people who hail from all over the world, from Mongolia to India to Nigeria to Greece. Additionally, you look old enough not to be new to this field, and for pete's sake, you're a scientist. So, when you introduce yourself to me and I tell you my name, and you express your relief at finally meeting someone with a normal, easy-to-pronounce name, I hope you'll understand why the smile drops rather comically off my face. Please understand that saying stuff like that aloud doesn't exactly reflect well on you, nor is it funny just because you are talking to another American with a western name.

Also? 'Hong' or 'Raj'? No less difficult to pronounce than Heather. Try it! You'll see.

With exasperation,


p.s. Nice to meet you, too.

Puppy Spam

May. 2nd, 2009 05:13 pm
heathershaped: (Puppy)
I got a puppy today! *bounces* I've been going back and forth on whether to get one since the end of last year and finally did. :D

He's a bichon/poodle mix, which means he's pretty much a furball, and he's ten weeks old. The guy who sold him to me said he's 'apricot' in color; this seems to only apply to his ears because the rest of his coat is white. He's only going to be about ten pounds when he's grown. I'm nervous! We had dogs, cats, birds and goldfish when I was growing up, but it's never been just me.

I just brought him home after swinging him by the folks' house to show him off. He seems pretty mild-mannered so far, but I suspect that's because he's a little sad to've left his brother and his other friends. :( He hasn't eaten anything yet, even though I put food out. :/ We'll see how it goes. I'm supposed to give him wet food if he doesn't eat the dry stuff that he was eating at the kennel.

Mostly, he won't leave my side (presently he is curled at my feet while I sit on the couch) and whines when I go upstairs. This could be a problem because I plan to keep him in the basement when I'm at work and set up a little pen for him there.

Also, I don't know what I'm going to call him yet. :P I'm thinking Bingley, or Wesley, or Darcy. IDK. I'm going to think of a few more names and maybe I'll make a poll and ya'll can help me. XD

Any new puppy tips?

Also, I took pics:
spam beneath the cut )

*ponders names some more*

ETA: he ate something! A small amount of something, but something. I took him outside and played with him some, and he seems to be in a better mood, if tired from the long day of traveling. XD
heathershaped: (Obama Michelle)
Fannish things that have made me smile today:

+ Limerick battles at the [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang author community *loves*
+ Reading the prompts at [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon
+ Having a [livejournal.com profile] boxofmagic idea that is solid (finally OMG) -- and a Gwen muse that is loud enough in my head to write it :D
+ Pics from the Obamas' trip to Europe. We has The most Stylish First Couple Evar.

RL things that I feel reasonably okay about:

+ Trying to cut down house payment. Making progress on that front.
+ Possibly having enough money to upgrade to an iPhone, once my tax refund comes in
+ Annual review time at work -- meep. I never look forward to these, no matter what. But hopefully it will be fine.
+ The general Friday-ness of today
+ Having time to write this weekend

Hope everyone's having a good day -- hugs to anyone who needs them. ♥

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