Inside my mind
I had a dream two nights ago that I and unspecified friends went to a charity dinner of some kind attended by musicians. It was by invitation only and I got us invitations but at the door they asked for a donation of at least $500 and I was like uhhh, no? So they said just go in anyway since if you just give us $20 it won't make any difference. And then for some reason amongst the things I was carrying with me I was carrying a ziploc bag of loose tea leaves and the donation lady was like what's that? And I was like it's not what it looks like, so she let us in.

And then we were inside and we were trying to decide where to sit when Raine Maida spotted us and smiled and waved us over to sit at his table. Chantal Kreviazuk was there too, and they were both really nice and signed some stuff we’d brought with us (suddenly we had OLP stuff with us). I don't remember if anything happened after that but I remember just being very excited to be hanging out with them.

So that's that. This dream was much more linear than other dreams I've had in the past. I only remember dreams that I have in the mornings when I'm partially awake, and given the linearity of this particular one, I must have been more awake than asleep. Anyway, it isn't all that interesting, but I'd written this up so I figured I may as well post it. Sorry for the boring that is my brain. :)


...And ordered fifteen ridiculous drinks!
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Well, more than fifteen, actually, assuming they had one drink per question. :D

The characters on the Fifteen Characters meme are as follows. I tried to choose characters I feel like I know fairly well, so that I'd know how to answer the questions :)

1. Buffy Summers – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Malcolm Reynolds – Firefly/Serenity
3. The (Tenth) Doctor – Doctor Who
4. Captain Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean
5. Dr. Horrible – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
6. Veronica Mars – Veronica Mars
7. Jordan Catalano – My So-Called Life
8. Aragorn – Lord of the Rings
9. Sweeney Todd – Sweeney Todd
10. Max Guevara (X5-452) – Dark Angel
11. Walter Bishop – Fringe
12. The Dread Pirate Roberts, a.k.a Westley – The Princess Bride
13. Legolas – Lord of the Rings
14. Sirius Black – Harry Potter
15. Peter Klaven – I Love You, Man

From spacecowboy310:

Which character will go out for breakfast with Ten (Max Guevara), and once Ten leaves for the bathroom this character will sneakily eat off Ten"s plate of food without asking?Collapse )

Which character would you beat easily in a verbal fight and a physical fight? And how would you defeat them?Collapse )

Six (Veronica Mars) and Two (Malcolm Reynolds) are dancing. Three (The Doctor) wants to cut in and dance with Two (Malcolm Reynolds), how will six (Veronica Mars) react?Collapse )

One (Buffy Summers), Ten (Max Guevara), Fifteen (Peter Klaven), and Eight (Aragorn) are playing scrabble. Who do you think is going to win? Who is going to try to cheat?Collapse )

From kyasuriin:

5 (Dr. Horrible) and 12 (The Dread Pirate Roberts) get a pet - what do they get?Collapse )

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8 (Aragorn) and 15 (Peter Klaven) are a crime-fighting duo - who"s the leader and who"s the sidekick? What about their powers&costumes?Collapse )

11 (Walter Bishop) is stuck on a camping trip with 9 (Sweeney Todd) - are they thrilled or disappointed?Collapse )

From perfumaniac:

Would six (Veronica Mars) and seven (Jordan Catalano) make a cute couple?Collapse )

Has five (Dr. Horrible) ever seen nine (Sweeney Todd) naked?Collapse )

Can twelve (The Dread Pirate Roberts) and eight (Aragorn) ever be best friends?Collapse )

From strophie:

Thirteen (Legolas) is babysitting child!Eleven (Walter Bishop), Three (The Doctor), and Six (Veronica Mars) for the day. Which one drives Thirteen (Legolas) the most bonkers? Which one is the sweetest? Which one convinces Thirteen (Legolas) to feed them ice cream before dinner?Collapse )

Two (Malcolm Reynolds) and Three (The Doctor) arrive in chemistry class to find out that they are to be lab partners for the term. Are they happy about that? Nervous? Annoyed? Which one does all the work? Which one blows up the lab?Collapse )

Five (Dr. Horrible) is running very late for an international flight, and is trying to sweet-talk One (Buffy Summers), Twelve (The Dread Pirate Roberts), and Fourteen (Sirius Black) into letting him/her jump the check-in queue. How well does that go? Who lets Five in with a smile? Who lets Five in, but feels really stepped-on and put-out by it? Who just refuses to move? Four (Captain Jack Sparrow) is the agent at the counter -- how does he/she react?Collapse )

Ten (Max Guevara) is a barista. Twelve (The Dread Pirate Roberts) is a regular customer. How do they interact? Are they friends? Do they make small-talk? Do they just sort of study each other? Does Ten know Twelve"s drink, or is Twelve full of surprises?Collapse )

What is Nine (Sweeney Todd)"s favourite soft drink?Collapse )

Under what circumstances would Seven (Jordan Catalano) and Eight (Aragorn) go out on a date?Collapse )

From aldehyde:

Would 4 (Captain Jack Sparrow) and 8 (Aragorn) like to go swimming?Collapse )

Does 11 (Walter Bishop) enjoy eating candy and chocolates?Collapse )

Have 1 (Buffy Summers), 3 (The Doctor), 9 (Sweeney Todd) and 14 (Sirius Black) ever been married?Collapse )

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If 2 (Malcolm Reynolds), 6 (Veronica Mars) and 13 (Legolas) went shopping, would they buy many cheap items, or splurge their money on one thing from a well-known brand?Collapse )

Would 5 (Dr. Horrible) ever consider joining the circus?Collapse )

Do 10 (Max Guevara) and 15 (Peter Klaven) know how to operate a motor-vehicle?Collapse )

Does 12 (The Dread Pirate Roberts) have any siblings? If so, do they get along?Collapse )

From fera_festiva:

Who would win in a fight between eight (Aragorn) and fifteen (Peter Klaven)?Collapse )

If two (Malcolm Reynolds), nine (Sweeney Todd), six (Veronica Mars), and fourteen (Sirius Black) were stuck on a desert island with no food, who would be eaten first?Collapse )

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Fifteen characters walked into a bar...
Yahoo spring
Just participated in this meme on kyasuriin's LJ from a question-asking capacity, so here I go, trying this from the other side of things. :D

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment. (That way you're not leading the questions asked to fit the characters.)

2) Ask your flist to post questions in the comments.

For example:
'One, Nine, Fifteen and Three are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from Four. Do they succeed?'
'Under what circumstances might Five and Seven fall in love?'
'Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?'

3) After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the characters you selected beforehand, then post them.

(Feel free to ask more than one question in the same comment!)
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Because maybe you didn't know that...
Yahoo spring
Stolen from kyasuriin.

If it's in bold, then it's true.

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Book meme
Wherein, as I told aldehyde, my woefully inadequate reading will be exposed.
Also, I'm pretty sure I've done this meme before, since I remember seeing The Chronicles of Narnia inexplicably listed separately from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Haha, such is the life. ;P

Bold = I've read it.
Italics = I've read part of it.
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Coffee black and egg white...
Yahoo spring
Took this quiz and got the following result, which actually seems pretty accurate. For those of you who know me - what do you think?

you are mediumturquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.

the html color quiz

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Where beer does flow and men chunder...
Taken from aldehyde:

What was the #1 song the day you were born? Search the date and then post your #1 song on your LJ - preferably with a Youtube vid if you can find one! (note: look up your #1 song here.)

So from January 19, 1983, I bring you Men At Work's "Down Under". Lol.

Yeah, it's just too bad that just two days ago there was a ruling in Australia stating that this song infringes on the copyright for the Kookaburra song! :-/

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Music meme
Taken from aldehyde, specifically from here.

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Grr, arrgh
Yahoo spring
Right now, I'm not doing anything in relation to what I'd planned to be doing at this time with regards to finding work.

It's like there's a horrible catch-22 at work here: I'm too unmotivated to do anything useful, and then because I haven't done anything useful, I feel guilty and unmotivated. Argh!

I think part of the reason for the lack of motivation in the first place is that I don't love the job I'm trying to get. I just feel like, if I was actually enthusiastic about my line of work, that'd be a bigger motivation, right? But I don't know what else to do since I would like to have a source of income sooner rather than later, and so really my best bet at getting gainful employment is in the field of accounting. Whoop-dee-doo.

Not that I'm not enjoying sitting around like a bum all day and talking to friends online, but really, I think if I stay in this bum state for too long I'll never get out of it, y'know what I mean? I'm a creature of habit, and if I get too used to just sitting around all day, to the point where I consider it normal and acceptable, then it'll be even harder for me to change.

Luckily I've got some friends and family who can provide support or advice [though sometimes wrt my parents, this 'advice' is unsolicited and unhelpful], but in order for this to work at all I have got to get myself out of this damned funk and GET GOING ALREADY. It's nobody's fault but my own.

Sigh. If I were being paid for whatever I'm doing/neglecting to do now, that would be PERFECT. I'm actually kind of enjoying unemployment except for the part where I'm a bum and the part where I have no income other than employment insurance, hahahaha why is this my life.

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You know, a GPS navigation device for my life would be really helpful
Yahoo spring
Had a bad dream last night, the first in a long while. In the dream, it was very late at night and it was raining, and I decided I needed to go somewhere so I got in my car. When I got into the car, I'd been thinking of going somewhere specific, but because it was so very late and I was so completely exhausted, as I drove along I forgot completely where I was trying to get to. I also eventually realized that I was driving along this road without any headlights on and I was just so tired but eventually I managed to turn them on. Still had no idea where I was going or why I was driving. Took a right turn really badly somehow and ended up on the wrong side of the road in oncoming traffic and of course this resulted in several car crashes and the like. And that was it, the whole dream.

I think my exhaustion in the dream was just a reflection of the fact that I really was exhausted at the time I dreamed it. The other stuff - not knowing where I'm going and why, not having any control over it? Hmm. I did spend a lot of time yesterday thinking about what I want to do with my future, depending how my accounting exam result turns out later this week, but I really don't know what to do at all or what plans to make until I know how that goes. Being a repeat-writer already, I'm actually really dreading the release of the results list.

Anyway I was telling my mom about this dream this morning and I was like I have no idea where that came from, it was weird. And as we were talking I was like, Huh! My head is like, so totally deep thoughts and layers, lol. I mean, who knew my mind enjoyed creating dream metaphors? Haha.

Today was fun; went shopping for a bit with my mom and got a new coat and a scarf. The coat we found at the last minute, when I'd run out of energy to shop and totally didn't want to go into the stores anymore. Good thing my mom's a much better shopper than I am :D

Yahoo spring
Just stopping by to post a couple of memes that have been brought to my attention as of late, via aldehyde and kyasuriin. :)

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The end of all things (but, you know, much less dramatic and world-savingly important)
Yahoo spring
Good morning, world.

Today is my last ever day of work at my company - here endeth my first real full-time job, for which I was recruited right out of university. At this point, it just feels weird that I'm gonna go to work today for the last time and then never come back. I'm kinda sad, as I usually am when something ends (particularly when I'm not the one doing the ending), and kinda panicky, since I'm sure I'll forget to do something important before I go. Such is the nature of the worry attack. Egads, I have to give back my work laptop this afternoon, before the IT guys go home...

After that, though - I'm totally heading off tomorrow evening for a week at Disney! Huzzah! Hopefully that'll help clear my mind and provide some fun. The last time I was there my age was in the single digits...hope I find it just as magical now... Gonna go on the Pirates ride since I don't actual remember it from 20 years ago and try not to pass out from the heat. Yay! Hm, still need to get my packing sorted out...

I should stop using so many ellipsises. Ellipses? Yeah, ellipses. I should end my sentences/phrases/whatevers with a definitive full stop. Clearly need to work on that confidence thing and being more decisive. In terms of assertiveness, though, when it comes to driving during rush hour in Toronto, I SWEAR everyone else has gotten more aggressive and it isn't me becoming a less assertive driver. People, I have discovered, are nicer at 9am than they are at 8am. Well, 8:15. I'm usually running late. :)

Radio's been playing Michael Jackson songs since I woke up. Still not sure how I really feel about his death, but mostly I'm sad. RIP.

Lisa Simpson sigh
Hi everyone.

I'm exhausted. Just completely. Just got home around 8:30pm (it's a 1h30 commute each way, and, er, that takes into account that I basically consider speed limits as vague suggestions), been lying on the couch since then... I still have some important things to do for work tonight so hopefully I'll be able to do that....

I dunno, it's 9:15 now and I haven't eaten dinner yet mostly because I don't have the energy to get up off this couch. A shower will probably help wake me up a bit, so I guess I'll do that after LOST....

I was going to try to work on things during the show but I just can't. I don't even have time to write this, but screw that. I'm watching the damned show. It's on crack but I still love it.

Anyway, just feeling a bit WAAAAAH! right now, nothing major. Heh. This job is really too stressful -- maybe I should quit at some point. OH WAIT.

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Work...or lack thereof
Yahoo spring
I'm at work, and I really don't want to be here -- but I have more reason for that than usual.

Yesterday I was informed that as of June 30, I am being laid-off from my job. Not for performance reasons, which I guess is good, but still...this wasn't the way I was planning to do things, really, especially with the UFE coming up in September (again) (The UFE is the final professional accounting exam that I need to take, for anyone just joining us). I don't think my exam training will be affected, but I'm double-checking that this week...

This is the first full-time job I've ever had, straight out of university, and I have worked my friggin' ass off. And for what? I can't say I haven't gotten anything out of the last 2 1/2 years, but right now it kind of feels like it's all for nothing.

Yeah, most other girls would think clothes would be good retail therapy, right? First place I went after I left the office yesterday around noon? The discount bookstore. Ha, what a nerd. But what, can you blame me? I'm never home in time to go there before it closes, on a normal day. And books (discount books!) do cheer me up. And they should cheer you up too.

Anyway, time to try to get something done, whether it's actual audit work or figuring out more of the details of my situation. Ugh. I really, really do not want to be here, and I'm pretty sure I've got valid reasons this time.

Album Cover Meme
Yahoo spring
What would your own album look like if you were in a band? Follow the directions below and find out...

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random"
or click
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it and tag the friends you want to join in.

"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius." - Oscar Wilde

Edit: I made more while I was bored at work :P

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spike giles tea

Hint: Try clicking on, variously, his head, his tail, the moon, and the "more" button!

adopt your own virtual pet!


Baby, it's 3am and I must be lonely...
Yahoo spring
Just got home about half an hour ago from driving my parents to the airport - they're taking a trip to Vegas for a few days. Reminded Mom to say hi to the CSI folks while they're down there. :)

I've got some work I basically need to get done today, and I could start now since I'm up early anyway. But I don't know...I could sort of do with at least an hour more sleep, or at least a break from work. I've pretty much been working around the clock for about two weeks straight, weekends included, other than a few breaks for food and/or family time. And I'm tired. So, so tired.

...Although not right now, I'm not. Only because I'm actually awake now, but I'm expecting that to fade in a few minutes or so. I think maybe I'll go read myself back to bed for a bit, wake up again in a little while...

I don't know really what the point of this post was. I just was in a sharey mood, I guess. :) Hope everyone who reads this is well and if it's 7:30 am local time on a Saturday morning where you are too, I hope you're still sleeping.

Oh, and also: Amazon tells me there's a new book called Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom coming soon. Hmm, I wonder why they think something like that would interest me? :D


81st Academy Awards
Juliet angel
Unfortunately, I haven't had very much time to post anything lately, although I've wanted to.

However, thought I could spare a couple minutes to come by and post my customary OMGTHEOSCARNOMSAREOUT entry. :D

Oscar Nominations: CLICK HERE!

Also, I have deemed today Heath Ledger Day since, you know, it's been a year and all. :'(

But yay Oscar noms! And it's my dad's birthday. Man, lots of relatively unimportant but somehow still important things going on today. :)

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December 31, 2008
Juliet angel
Here we are again: another December 31st, another year ending. In a few short hours from now (well, 8 1/2, for anyone counting), it'll be the year 2009. Man, where has the time gone? I still remember starting first grade back in 1989, for God's sake.

Anyway, as appears to be customary for me, I have entered into an inexplicably depressing mood for the last couple of days -- I've never liked New Year's, because I'm not a fan of change and I don't appreciate the enforced year change...but I don't get it this time, because I'm not feeling so particularly attached to 2008 that I'm sorry to see it go.

Not that the entire year was awful, though. There was a lot of good: trips to Austria and New York, good times with friends, some good times with family [which may or may not have been offset by an equal amount of annoying times with family, but that's the way family is and we gotta love 'em], big changes like moving out on my own... but I don't know. I feel like there were a lot of changes this year and yet somehow nothing's changed. And I'm just feeling blue (da ba dee) [and if you got that reference, you're way too old, much like I am, because that song was out 10 years ago].

I'm sure this mood will pass after the New Year's festivities are over and things go back to relative normality. You know, as far as things are ever considered "normal" around these parts.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's -- hopefully I haven't brought anyone's mood down by sharing my thoughts on my own -- and see you all on the flipside!

Happy 2009!

Dream On
Yahoo spring
Last Thursday night, I had two different dreams as I slept, and in both dreams I'd somehow managed to pass the UFE (the third and final professional accounting exam, for anyone just joining us). Sadly, however, as I discovered on last Friday at noon, this was not meant to be. Again. But next year! By George, this exam is GOING DOWN. [Or it'd better, anyway...]

On the plus side, I didn't do nearly as pitifully as last time, but still...not doing as badly is not, of course, the same as actually passing. I don't have any Gandalfian "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" icons on this computer, but I think one of those would be appropriate here. ;P

The Christmas party on Saturday went well, I think -- no BNL for Susan to squee over this year, but we were suitably entertained and we didn't have to sludge through any snow or get pelleted by little slivers of ice on the way to the subway like we did last year, so win-win!

Speaking of dreams (well, two paragraphs ago, at any rate), I have no recollection now what I dreamt of last night [early this morning, more like] but whatever it was managed to wake me up and also made me cry. Weird. I wish I could remember what it was...

L'anyhoodle, that's it for now...I'm still at work and I've basically finished what I need to do today but I'm not off for another hour, so...time to look busy. :P

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spike giles tea
Clearly, I am at a temporary (?) lull in my work day.

Your Spiritual Number is Seven
You bring knowledge and wisdom into people's lives.
You are an expert in many fields, and you give excellent advice.

Right now, your life is about perfecting your skill set.
You are almost a virtuoso at the thing you love best. With some practice, you'll get there.

You are highly intelligent and intellectual. You have profound analytical skills.

But you also have the soul of an artist. You long to create.

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 72%
You are a total movie buff. Classics, blockbusters, indie favorites... you've seen most of them.
Your friends know to come to you whenever they need a few good DVD rental suggestions.

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The 12 Days of LiveJournal
Yahoo spring

On the twelfth day of Christmas, juliet_a sent to me...
Twelve fanlistings drumming
Eleven concerts piping
Ten bones a-leaping
Nine alias dancing
Eight sirius a-procrastinating
Seven books a-writing
Six legolas a-reading
Five bri-i-i-itish accents
Four veronica mars
Three cruel intentions
Two movie scores
...and a snatch in a television without pity.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Juliet angel

This Friday, I will find out (again) whether I passed the accounting exam I took in September (again)...and just like last year, the likelihood I am successful or not is completely a 50/50 split and there is no way to predict one way or another what's going to happen this time. Argh. I suppose it will be good just to get Results Day out of the way (again) so I can concentrate on...

The company Christmas party is this Saturday, and I'm excited b/c my non-date of choice, Susan (strophie), is coming with me. Unfortunately, the Barenaked Ladies are not performing at our party this year, so hopefully she'll still enjoy herself...

I have yet to post anything about my two week business trip to Houston, mostly because I have, as usual, procrastinated about uploading my photos to my computer. I've got to show and tell you all about my hotel tribulations...although probably everyone who actually reads this, I've already voiced my complaints to. Lol.

Er, I think I thought this entry would be more interesting than it turned out being. I'm too tired to be funny, I guess, because I have yet to (procrasinator!) correct my messed-up sleeping habits (eh, maybe I'll do that tomorrow?). Someone yesterday thought my sleep habits were just messed up as a byproduct of my trip to Texas, but ha! No, this is more of a structural fault in the system than just a temporary time change.

To make up for the lack of interesting content, I leave you with photos of the Chocolate Tuxedo CreamTM Cheesecake I shared with my coworker while at the Cheesecake Factory in Houston... [erm, actually the photo I took on my phone of our actual cake doesn't seem to be on my laptop right now, so I'll add in that photo when I get home. In the meantime, you can have the generic photo from the Cheesecake Factory website ;P]

Layers of our Fudge Cake, Chocolate Cheesecake, Vanilla Mascarpone Mousse and Chocolate

First Line Meme
Yahoo spring
Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

So this is Christmas

It scares me to speak my mind
You're a little bit shy
When I find myself in times of trouble
You say, "Why does everything revolve around you?"
If you had my love

The lamp is burning low upon my table top
We met at a place where people go to get laid
Science wears a new suit
Well let me tell you, if you're feeling alone
You ain't no little angel no more

Took a trip on a bus that I didn't know
I took a taxi from LA to Venus in 1985
I hear the clock, it's 6am
Can't wait to get home
It's coming on Christmas

It may not be that classy, begging just to eat
She was so young with such innocent eyes
You're not my eater
No more talk of darkness
If I had a million dollars

Bonus points if you can name all 21 songs. :)

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Colds are no fun
Juliet angel
I've spent the majority of this weekend moving my actual Stuff into my new place -- you know, the things I actually use and need to have with me on a day-to-day basis. My computer, for instance, is over there, and I got the internet and TV hooked up today, whee! :D All is right in the world of my new condo now.

I can say "the majority of this weekend" even though it's not even Sunday yet, because I took Friday off from work to deal with all of this stuff. Not working = fun! On the down side, I've caught a cold from my mom and occasionally now have problems breathing. And Mom's kinda started to catch the cold back from me. Heh, oh well...

The parents helped me hang up my mirror and my awesome Serenity Blue Sun travel posters, yay! Now I just have to obtain my Marauder's Map back from aldehyde, a.k.a. Moonal (I got it from FAO Schwarz in NYC but it wouldn't fit in my tiny travel bag), and wait for its display case to get shipped to me. Good stuff. :)

I never posted anything here about my trip to New York over Thanksgiving, mostly because I'm lazy and partly because I've been busy with work. It was great - the main reason Moonal proposed this trip in the first place was to see Equus on Broadway, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the show. I suspect we still would have enjoyed it even in the absence of Dan Radcliffe, but obviously his presence added that extra interest factor. Due to our own mistakes, we failed to go to Liberty Island or to Toys R Us, but we were quite relieved to get to go on the TV/Movie Locations tour, since we were planning to go on Saturday but got to NYC too late for it and nearly missed it on Sunday. Also, Madame Tussaud's wax figure museum? Still awesome. :) I liked it the last time I was in New York (6 years ago) and Leo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp weren't even there then. Sweeet.

Anyway, gotta go do something restful, etc. in hopes that I will feel better tomorrow. Planning to go see Body of Lies, which hopefully is a good movie despite its lack of fire at the box office. As we all know (or should know), of course, not all good movies are box office gold, and not all glittery box office results imply that the related movie is actually good.

EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot to mention - my parents bought me an electronic piano keyboard! They said it's my birthday/Christmas/getting my CA present. Haha. (Will be nice if that CA thing works out this year)... Anyway it's awesome 'cause I was kinda regretful that I couldn't move my piano with me and I mentioned that a keyboard would be a good alternative. Haven't put it all together yet but whee!