flightsoffancy: (Amazing!)
So. The last 4 days have been interesting. Just poking my head in to say that I'm okay--for the most part, Madison County was miraculously spared. We were just without power for a few days. Quite a bit of the county is still without power. ::lives near a fire station and City Hall, so thinks she's somehow higher on a priority list somewhere:: But we're all grateful to be alive and well.

Final exams are now optional, so I think my semester's over. And people have been rebuilding around here since Thursday morning. Life will be back to normal soonish.

And I really hope that it isn't my fate to be part of a FEMA-declared disaster once every decade. 10 years ago I was living in NY for 9/11, and now the deadliest tornadoes to hit Alabama... I hope I'm in the clear in 2021. Really. Otherwise I'm going to start noticing a pattern.

But yes, I am fine, in case y'all were worried. ::nod::

P.S., 90+ hours without power kind of sucks. But at least the weather was nice.
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This term... oy. It's only occurring to me now that I'll be a senior next year, and expected to go out into the real world after that. That's a very, very scary thought. But oh boy, the things I'll need to do to graduate. I'll be taking at 17 credits each term of my senior year, and most people I know ended up with at least one term of 14. I've got a 17 and a 19, and the one that looks less intense has my senior seminar in computer science. I'm practically going to be living in the computer science building next year, since I've got all four classes there, and then a half hour a week voice lesson, and Singers, and recital credit, and work, and... all that jazz. In a sense, it won't be any worse than this term, because I'll be dealing with the same level courses, and the morals class should be at least moderately interesting. Spring term... will be a sprint to the finish. And I might not get a chance to take Psych because it will simply be too hard. ::pouts:: I was looking forward to that, too.

I've decided to work the last part of the summer, so if possible, certain people should come and visit me (I'm looking at you, Mel and Chelsea). I always tell myself that I won't get any busier each year, and I keep doing it. Hopefully, the workplace will be easier. ::laughs ruefully:: Or at least a different sort of busy.

Things to do this summer:
1) LEARN HOW TO DRIVE. NO MORE PUTTING IT OFF.
2) Clean my room. Since we are indeed putting the house on the market, soon.
3) Talk to my grandmother about getting a vehicle, so I can drive myself to the grocery store this summer.
4) UPDATE MY LJ LAYOUT, ESPECIALLY SINCE I HOPE TO HAVE A DREAMWIDTH ACCOUNT WITH A SIMILAR LAYOUT AT THAT POINT.
5) Sleep. That's always a priority, but in the face of my senior year, I will need to tank up on as much of it as possible.

Anyway, pointless update is pointless. This is just to say that I am alive and, while not precisely well, coping with copious amounts of stress pretty decently at any rate.

What's going on in your lives?
flightsoffancy: (Pensive)
Perhaps I'm just a cynic, but I'm only vaguely hopeful with our new President. When I see results, then maybe I'll feel a lot happier, but right now? I hear a lot of talk and not a lot of experience behind it.

::shrugs:: All I can say to your speech, Obama, is "Nice work if you can get it."
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You know, I never have a song lyric or title to go as my subject. I'm just not that cool.

Cut for rambling )
flightsoffancy: (Pensive)
Actually, I have been reading my friends page, just... not exactly posting. I need to do the big Europe post. Which I will do, once I wheedle pictures out of people. Until then, suffice it to say that I went to Europe, and had fun, and returned (mostly) safely.

And now school has started again, and I still haven't done that layout change I've been meaning to do. After all, it's been about a year on this layout. Time for a change, for multiple reasons. Firstly, the whole ads thing. I know not many users who aren't logged in will be viewing this journal, but it still irks me that the current layout is completely screwed when looking at it not logged in. I'll either have to start using plus layouts (which means I might as well get a plus account), or get a paid account. I am seriously thinking about purchasing a paid account for myself. We'll see. Probably around Christmas, where I might have some money in the bank (because I am a cheap, cheap person. Shush.). I'd mainly do it to not see ads, and to be able to mess with layouts some more. Pretty, pretty layouts. And at this point, I'm sort of thinking "Why not?". I mean, SUP hasn't done anything to piss me off in a while, which has been my major deterrent for buying a paid account since I actually found some cash to do so. I'm still kind of wary? But I have hope, and that's a good thing. They seem to be listening. ::taps screen and wonders if they're reading this:: I also need to change my iconses. Find some new ones. That would be another bonus of getting a paid account (besides ZOMG!editable comments). There are lots of plusses right now, and if SUP keeps behaving, there'll be a lot fewer minuses. We'll see. Maybe I should stop lurking before I do a layout change. ::ponders::

And then this post should also contain the big schedule table/calendar/thingamabob, since school has started again.

::tries something new:: )
flightsoffancy: (Tamaki!flail)
Here. Have a hug. Done with that one? Have another one. And so on until I see at least a tentative smile.

Sounds like I'm not the only one this term's been kinda rough for. (Pretend that syntax made sense, will you?) So. I offer hugs. And a listening ear. And a sympathetic disposition. Call me. IM me. Despite it being finals week (or perhaps because of it), I'll be around.

I love you. I miss you. Cheer up soon? ::offers flowers:: Feel better? Realize that Spring Break is only a couple of weeks away, and if you need time before then, take it? Tell me if I can do something to help?

Have a nice tomorrow, dears--make a conscious effort to smile, and things will seem brighter?

♥ ♥ ♥
flightsoffancy: (Dazzle)
A meme. Of course. XD. But first I shall start off with saying Happy New Year to all reading this right now! Gosh. I have to re-evaluate all my food labels now, because when I bought them, I was like "Oh, look, it's good until 2008! That's a long way away, so I should buy it!" And now it's not. In fact, it's here. But anywayz, on to the memeage~~!

1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, or maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.


Bandwagoning by posting with two sets of answers~~~ )

...Now to find some Kyouya icons, and get the journal set up. Lots to do tomorrow. ::whines:: Why is my vacation over?
flightsoffancy: (Pensive)
So, inquiring minds wanted to know--what character did I first fangirl over? And truthfully? That answer is hard. So I'm breaking it up into stages of how I became the batshit insane fangirl I am today.

A series of firsts... )
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So. I've decided that I need to update this journal more, so I've decided to do a form of NaNoWriMo, except with journal entries. Which means I am going to try my hardest to post every day for the next month. So far, I haven't gotten off to a really good start, but... it will be good for me. And you guys will know far more about me than you ever wanted to by the time this is finished.

But in order to do this, I'll need prompts. Questions. A fic prompt of semi-drabble length...you know, that sort of thing. So I open this post to interested parties--ask me a question you've always wanted me to answer, or give me a character you know I'd write and a single-word prompt, or even just ask what I think of a character, and I'll dedicate a post to it. Which means we may have canon spoilers--oh well. But spoilers for anything recent will be well-marked. Feel free to ask anything (and any number of things) that you want to--after all, I need at least 20 of these, since I doubt I'll have something noteworthy to post every day. I promise I'll get to it by 12/15--most likely earlier. Also, feel free to comment at any point during the month, and I'll get to your question. An open forum, if you will.

Since I have no prompts as of now, I give you Homecoming (and by extension, School Spirit) )
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I am afraid to straighten my hair now...
flightsoffancy: (Escapism)
So... going to Michigan tomorrow. Well, er, actually, in the morning. After, presumably, sleeping, and you know, after dawn? Yah. That sort of thing. Long awaited vacation thinger, and it shall, once again, deprive me of mah intarwebz. *sigh* C'est la vie. And I know I spelled that wrong, but maybe, when I finally take French, I'll be able to be conversant in it? Maybe? Hopefully? Wishful thinking, I s'pose.

So. This is mainly just to say that I will be away for awhile, so I will be abandoning my habit of lurking obsessively. That is all.

Oh! And offhandedly, because otherwise, I will get angry: Rea? To Rea... No need to spam the rest of you with capslocking just because I am frustrated with one person... )
flightsoffancy: (Escapism)
A post! But first, a meme.

Stolen from Maggie )

Now, for the actual content type thing. I... am going on vacation tomorrow. Which means, mainly, no internet. No friends page, no Livejournal, no fanfiction, no Tsubasa, nothing. But! Hopefully this will not mean no conversations with mah peeps! Which basically translates to... Call me. On the cell. Anytime after 7 on weekdays, and on weekends. I'm going to Atlantic City, which won't exactly be much fun for those of us who are too young to gamble... but then off to Florida! But. Two weeks without internet access. I hope I'll survive. I shall miss you all!

...Is it sad that I haven't even started packing yet?
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Ok, so I tried not to rant until I knew all the facts, but the more facts I see, the angrier I get. But first things first. All fandom people reading this: if you haven't already, go join [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts. Remember how LJ boasted of its 13 million journals? Basically, [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts is a tally of how many journals are used for fandom purposes. So go join with whatever fandom-related journals you have--if you use your main one for any fandom, join with it. RP journal for a fandom character? Go ahead. Writing journal? Welcome. And this is for any fandom, not just my pet one, HP. Go. Jump on the bandwagon. Over 12000 journals have joined before you.

And now on pornish_pixies )
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I... am probably the only one who finds it endlessly amusing that the last time I updated this thing (which I know I never update anymore) was with this meme that I'm about to post again. So, before that, in an effort to make this a worthwhile post, lemme think of something I haven't said...

...

...That failed miserably. So I'll say something I have said. I feel like I'm living my childhood now that I'm supposed to be an adult. I have more childish thought processes, and generally act more like a little kid than I ever did in my life. It's weird. BUT IT DOES NOT MAKE ME "PINK". [/incomprehensible rage] So I'm running around squealing about bishies now, so what? I am not, nor will ever be a pink person. Green, maybe--I have my yellow days, and my blue days, but mostly I'm somewhere in the middle. Also, I think people who shall remain nameless are going to regret getting me into manga--I'm starting to read it every spare moment, and not necessarily the ones that those nameless people think I should be reading. *shrugs* Believe it or not, I do realize how far from the esoteric Potter discussions I've fallen. But I've also fallen from this dark cloud of angst about my love life. The angst is still there... I'm just not so... vocal about it because it's not all-consuming anymore. Make sense? Now it's my weight instead. But then there are the bishies... And I still am searching for good flangst fic. The fact that it doesn't seem to exist means I have to content myself otherwise, and while my friends seem to do it with angst, I do it with slash fluff and smut. Oh, and it's starting to look like Tamaki and/or Honey is my role model, but...I swear, I recognize that the kids are nutso... Kyouya... I appreciate his brilliance, but he intimidates me. A lot. Anywayz. Right. I'm sure there was a point to this entry. I may have lost it, but there was one somewhere.

To wrap it up, here's that aforementioned meme:

Comment and I'll:
1 - tell you why i friended you. assuming i can remember :)
2 - associate you with something. a fandom, a song, a colour, a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.
3 - tell you something i like about you.
4 - tell you a memory i have of you.
5 - associate you with a character/pairing.
6 - ask something i've always wanted to know about you. (or else i'll just ask a random question.)
7 - tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
In return, you must spread this disease in your LJ.

ETA: Right, so score on the post exactly two months after!
flightsoffancy: (Default)
Grabbed from roomie. I know I did something similar to this before, but not exactly the same, and I think I've gotten new friends since then, so... Oh. And since I'm more random now, maybe this'll make even less sense than last time... and maybe I won't remind people of a penguin >.<

Comment and I'll...
1)Tell you why I friended you.
2)Associate you with a song/movie.
3)Tell a random fact about you.
4)Tell my first memory of you.
5)Associate you with an animal/fruit.
6)Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7)In return, you MUST spread this disease in your lj.
flightsoffancy: (voila)
OMG IT'S SNOWING!!!!

...No, like for realz, guyz.

... I mean it.

At this moment, it has snowed long enough that I can look out my window without my glasses and tell that it's snowed. And you guys know that I can't see anything without my glasses.

And it's still snowing.

Naturally, class is canceled, but surprisingly, that doesn't matter to me. You know why?

BECAUSE IT'S SNOWING.

DH hours are ridiculously short today, but it doesn't matter. You know why?

BECAUSE IT'S SNOWING.

My suitemate fucking woke me up before seven o'clock this morning talking loudly on her phone, but it doesn't matter. You know why?

BECAUSE IT IS FUCKING SNOWING.

I love my life right now. Thank you, God.

That's enough squeeage...

But mebbe if I can get a camera, I'll do pictures...

EDIT AT SOME RANDOM UNSPECIFIED TIME: Now with a picture, and more to come!
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And now for some good, old-fashioned time wasting.

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now. I don't watch much TV these days.× I own lots of books((only because I read fanfic more than actual books, and I don't generally buy books because I'm broke).)
I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games.  (*Is a DDR junkie, and proud of it*)× I've tried marijuana.
× I've watched porn movies.× I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.  (Generally. If only for the amusing responses it can bring to a situation.)
I curse sometimes. I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.× I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
You haven't seen anything yet... )That took entirely too long.
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