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Okay, I MIGHT have been a bit out-of-it last night, but I decided to LOOK INTO IT today and yeah, HOLD THE PHONE GUYS, I AM SERIOUS HERE

Cut for Merlin 3.08 spoilers...but you WON'T REGRET IT )
I'M SORRY, YOU GUYS, BUT IF I AM NOT SEEING WHAT I AM SEEING, THEN I FEEL LIKE I AM TAKING CRAZY PILLS HERE. HOW IS THIS A) NOT ON PURPOSE and B) NOT ON PURPOSE


AS IT IS, I ASKED MYSELF "DID I JUST SEE THAT??"




PLEASE DISCUSS. THANK YOU.

Also, a very happy birthday and many happy returns to [livejournal.com profile] dreamdustmama <3!! Because that is v. important too :)
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❋ or so they say.
 
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As I'm sure most of you are aware, EXCITING NEWS TODAY THAT GIVES ME HOPE FOR HUMANITY

I'm happy to live in a state that allows my friends to get married regardless of their sexual orientation, but it hasn't yet spread to other states as I always hoped it would. I hope this is a sign that might be changing and that this sets the bar for <i>every</i> other state to follow suit.

Went to 2 staffing agencies today, and now have 2 interviews set up for tomorrow. This makes me happy too. I'm excited about tomorrow!

Aaaand I know I just gave away one pair, and I don't want to seem like I'm looking to pawn stuff off to other people, but DAMNIT I AM CELEBRATING NOW SO HAVE SOME MORE EARRINGS PEOPLE



read all about it )

In other news, I have been inhaling napthalene because my mom keeps bailing on me when I try to put the carpet she moth-ball-bombed in the basement. It's making me really nauseous...I had no idea how toxic that stuff is I mean, I knew it was bad to inhale, but I didn't think it could make one that sick so fast. Yikes.

I can't really manipulate the carpet myself or I'd have put it away already.

Ok, time to go iron my other skirt suit.


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1st day of my temp contract being over! It's so weird to be home after having gone there every workday for 13 weeks and getting invested in my projects. They are both going into their next phase, but I can't help but be curious as to how the end products will come out. For me it's never just a job...no matter what I am doing, haha.

I went to see my boys this weekend (my old horses...not humans) and it has been so long since I've seen them...they are older men now, both 20 years old. Carlos (the 17.3h Oldenburg) still works for a living, while Cody (the 15.2 and a half h, thank you very much, Thoroughbred) pays his way by being a good companion and helping teach the younger kids about horse care. I still picture them as their old performance-horse selves, but its been 6 years since I saw them last so I shouldn't be surprised that they look so much older! Being at the farm really makes me want to ride, but that's ok.

I am beginning my weird food alphabet photo series. I know some people might have issues about this topic, so most everything will be under a cut and please do let me know if you'd like to be filtered off of these.

A is for Apple )


 
Have a call at 2 PM with an HR person at the company I just finished the contract at. After establishing a lot number of both internal and external contacts while working there, I think I'll be name-dropping like a fiend. Gotta play the game these days!

 
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Hello, lovely people. Is anyone still out there? I've been away so long...I've missed you all!!

To give a rundown of the last few months would be ridiculous  suffice to say that for a while there I was working about 65 hours a week at 2 jobs, fighting with a round of my superawesome anxiety-ridden depression and being busy trying to help with a few people in my life who have been dealing with health problems.

I've since quit my part-time pizza job which...might leave me job-free since my temp contract at the company I've been working at full-time is ending this week, but it really wasn't a job that was physically very good for me nor very worth the money they were paying me. Plus, having quit that I had more energy to put into the full-time job, which increased my productivity and helped me earn a recommendation from my superiors which will be really helpful while I start to look for new temp work and a permanent job.

Foodservice jobs are fantastic for accumulating some really cool stories, bros, but I have way too many stories for someone my age anyway.

I know this is out of date like bad milk, but it was recently Independence Day around here, and it being the favorite holiday of myself and one of my best friends here, I did attend some of the awesome celebrations that mark the occasion around these parts. Yes, I know we're a country fraught with mistakes in our current events and history, but the holiday is still a Really Big Deal around here and the mood is just infectious. Plus, it's hard not to appreciate things when I am standing, watching some of the best fireworks displays in the world, surrounded by people speaking at least 10 different languages mixed with 15h (or so) generation Americans like me, all pressed up close together like matchsticks and just damn excited to be where we are.

To give you an idea of how seriously everyone takes this holiday around here, I have this craptastic photo:


 
That thing between the trees is a speaker; they are placed every 50 feet or so along the river and they transmit the music being played by the Pops at the Hatch Shell on the other side. There is a concert that starts about 2 hours before the main event and the fireworks are coordinated to music so they are very important. Back in the day (I mean about 20 years ago) when I first started going to this event as a kid, everyone just used to bring portable stereos. Anyway,
here )here )
are some more photos from that evening, if you're interested.

So, I've had an interesting few weeks. And by interesting I mean crazy. More importantly, HOW ARE YOU ALL? I've been a terrrrrible LJ-friend and I apologize for that. I've missed you all and Merlin fandom in general so I hope everything is going well. I'll do my best to catch up with flist, but YOUR STORIES, I WANT THEM, for those of you still with me here :)


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So, the other day I went over my friend's house to visit her birds and cut her hair - she wanted a mohawk. for an upcoming photo shoot - and since it was nice out and we both wanted something to do we decided to scout out a location we'd been talking about visiting for a while now. It is an abandoned building the grounds of an active psychiatric facility campus (unlike Medfield State Hospital). Entry to the building and photography of any kind are not really allowed, so STEALTH is the name of the game. We decided to head over to the place (it's a beautiful grounds anyway and walking around is permitted) and scout it out a little...estimate the security detail, look for points of entry, etc. We saw that it had been boarded up quite a bit recently and getting in was going to be tough....we hopped some fences and noticed that a narrow window leading into the basement was open. Hmmmm.

This window (probably about 2' long, 1' high) opened up into a 7-foot or so drop to the basement floor. There was a handy pipe on the ceiling and a few things around that looked like OK footholds, so my friend decided to see if she could make it in. She evaluated the situation from the floor and figured we could probably get out the same way, so I followed her in (went through the window reverse-style on my belly, easy drop to the floor).

The basement room itself had a lot of natural light, but we wanted to get up to the next few floors. However, entering the hallway from the basement highlighted a fact that most everything else HAD been boarded up and there was NO light. Three steps in and I only knew my friend was in front of me was because I was holding on to her sweatshirt. In order to safely (well...safe as this stuff goes) navigate around we would need a flashlight. We hadn't brought anything with us because we had initially only planned on scouting....but I thought I might have one in my car. Deciding to go for it we got back through the window acrobat-style and and hurried (stealthily) to my vehicle where it turned out I DID have a small flashlight and, as luck would have it, a camera (albeit my low-quality digital one, but a camera nonetheless).

So, we headed back equipped, dropped back into the basement and spent over an hour exploring the place. I wish we could have had more time, but the sun was setting and we decided it was better to get out before dark. The pictures I got were few in number (the photo card was full and I didn't have time to mess with it on the fly) and pretty bad quality, but I'm glad I got some.


 This is one of the (beautifully-carved!) wood staircase enclosures. I was really frustrated that I didn't get a better picture of it but it does give you an idea!

I should probably say that I'm a reckless individual and DON'T DO THIS, PEOPLE because it is unsafe and against the rules. And if anyone asks, I was never there :P

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HELLO FRIENDS NEW AND OLD. HAPPY MARCH!

So..here 3 things that smack of goodness:
1. [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin   signups! Seeing as I've been having a bit of fun with fic writing, I thought I'd try to sign up for something like this.  I read the completed entries over there in the fall and then asked myself "Self, what movie would I want to cross over with Merlin?". And then it hit me and refused to go away...I want a Merlinized version of The Fifth Element. With Arthur!Corbin Dallas and Merlin!Lilu. That's right, Merlin is going to be Milla Jovovich, only with magic instead of martial skills and no orange hair. I might be crazy, BUT I'M EXCITED, FOLKS.

2. March! Which means spring is on its way and kayak season is almost here! (Until I get a drysuit and perfect my roll..then it's on all 4 seasons)

3. Explaining plate tectonics to my coworkers using pizza slices and spatulas for props.

And 3 photos I for the road


That's a Sheppard Fairey piece (of HOPE poster fame) near work

   

Took these on the way to work today. I didn't do it, honest!
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