I didn't mean
to fall off the face of the earth, I swear! But first one thing happens, then another, and I feel like the first thing deserves a lengthy post, then a third thing happens, and now I'm behind on posting and all these post-worthy things are piling up. And then I thought I'd have time to catch up over winter break; but then winter break became "winter constantly-work-on-stuff" and now I'm starting the new semester. So I felt like if I didn't post now, I'd just get even more behind. But instead of giving everything in the past few months their own posts like they deserve, I'm going with bullet points; otherwise I'll never actually get around to posting:
-In September (or October? I think it was September) I went to an Obama rally and it was great, exciting, yadda yadda yadda. It was also outside and rainy and extremely wet (and crowded. I never did manage to spot em_meredith
.) Even though I protected my trusty little Kodak camera to the best of my ability, it ended up water damaged and useless. But that turned out to be a good thing because it forced me to...
-Get a Nikon D80! I only had to spend about a month obsessively watching every camera on eBay, but I finally
got a reasonably priced, slightly used, totally awesome D80. Now that I'm starting to get used to its awesome power, I want to do that meme. So request in comments a picture you'd like to see. It can be anything. I'll take a photo of it and post!
-I've been watching Lost
on G4TV since September. Oh, Lost
. This is the first time I've watched any of the episodes since they first aired. I've become completely hooked on watching it every day; I don't know what I'm going to do when they catch up to this upcoming season. A few things I've noticed on this daily re-watch: 1) Kate is unbearably obnoxious. Every. Single. Outing. she has to come too! Don't you dare tell her she can't come! Jack could be holding a testicular cancer screening in the middle of the jungle and she'd still demand to tag along. And when she's not doing that, she's getting up in every woman on the island's business. Sun or Claire can't sneeze without Kate getting in their face, demanding to know what made them sneeze, and then running to tell Jack every last detail. 2) Sawyer is ridiculously hot. 3) Jack is pretty obnoxious and up in everyone's business too. I didn't get all the Jack hate on TWoP before, but now I completely understand. 4) It's easier to tolerate Ana Lucia once you know she'll be gone soon. 5) OMG have I mentioned Sawyer and his hotness?! I also appreciate a man who never wastes an opportunity to make a Star Wars
-Once school started, I had to finish my Harry Potter re-read by listening to the audiobooks during my commute. This was the best idea ever. I actually started to look forward to traffic jams, they just meant more time to find out what Harry was up to! Also, 45 minutes of Stephen Fry reading is very relaxing after a long day. Speaking of which:
-Stephen Fry is my Twitter friend! Between these two things, I'm almost on Fry overload; it's awesome.
-I finished my cross-stitch! After a year and a half! (Photos here
.) I haven't had a chance to start the second picture in the series because since then I've either been knitting my own project, knitting Christmas presents, or been bogged down with knitting requests from family and friends. Stupid lovable knitting.
-New Year's Eve was low key. Extremely low key. But exciting if you're me. I spent it installing Leopard on my Mac, and then using Boot Camp to install Windows XP. Which can only mean one thing: I can play the Sims again! I played Sims 2 for the first time in over a year! Huzzah! And now I'm all set for Sims 3! (Yes, I considered how ridiculous it was to ask for Leopard and a copy of Windows XP to be my big Christmas presents, to put my little iMac through so much, just to play one measly game. I seriously thought about just giving it up since it's the only game I play. But OMG SIMS 3, I want you so bad.)
-I CAN HAS INTERNSHIP! Just last week I got an unpaid job to be a magazine's graphic design intern. It's unpaid (as mentioned), and there's a hellacious commute all the way to DC, but I'm psyched about having a job where I a) can wear whatever I want. b) I can wear nail polish. c) I don't have to wear an ugly polo shirt or cap that gives me hat hair. d) I'll be sitting down the majority of the time. e) At a desk! f) Working on a computer! g) Did I mention that I won't be standing or running around for hours on end!
-I've been trying to make a new messenger bag for myself (the ole Tink bag
is finally starting to die.) that has all sorts of cool accessories like an attachable camera bag and a detachable flap that turns into a clutch. But I'm suffering from a lack of time and some trepidation about my color choices. The main body would be this seafoam/teal-like color. I don't know what compelled me to buy this fabric.
-I just discovered Google Street View
. WHY DID NO ONE MENTION THIS EXISTED?! Seeing my house on Google is just bizarre.
So... yeah. That's what's been going on with me. How are y'all?