mugglechump: (Girl in Moonlight)
( May. 18th, 2009 10:34 pm)
And the spamming continues!

This weekend I went to my goddaughter's birthday party. Gracie is two now, and still teeny tiny, but very, very cute.

Behold the cute! )
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( Feb. 11th, 2008 10:14 am)
This is a very rambly post, but there is one important thing I need to cover first:

Carrie - Can you post the Michael/Susan scene this morning? We never said who was going to do it and my internet cut out at home just before I left for work so I couldn't email the scene to my work account. No big deal if you can't, we can just post it late. Thanks!

I really want to do the music meme that's going around, and I've been tagged to do the 10 people of serious yayness meme (ok, so that's not what it's called, but you know the one I'm talking about) by a couple people, and I do intend to do them. I just haven't yet. The music one is time consuming, and the 10 people one makes me limit the number of people I can squee about. I may have to break the rules for both and just answer as many as I want. You all know me. I can't pick favorites of anything. I'm all about the free love for all. Non-sexually speaking, of course.

I have two scenes going on that I'm very pleased with so far. I scened a few others over the weekend, and have a few waiting to be started. I'm always happy when I'm busy with Caliga stuff, though I did have a brief moment or two of panic this weekend when I allowed my imagination to run a little too wild and I envisioned both my girls getting the brush off from men in their lives, and one in particular spiraling into a pit of despair which ended with our favorite vampire getting the privilege of offing her at her request. Yeah, I got carried away. I'm better now.

Fictional men are ever so much more appealing than real ones. Why can't there be a real life Michael, or Oliver, or Justin? *sigh* Don't even get me started on fictional men outside the realm of Caliga. So much love.

I still need to post my Grayson pictures. I've seen her a few times in the last couple weeks, so yay for that! She's such a cutie. Tiny, but cute. She's seven months old now and still about 14 lbs. Little, bitty baby. She's developing well, though. She's started crawling. Gracie's being baptized at the end of the month and Becky asked me to be her godmother. *beams* I'm seriously beside myself with excitement. I'd honestly never even considered that she might ask. She said they're asking James to be her godfather, and I think he'll be very touched.

Blergh. I put way too much sugar in my coffee this morning.

Meredith broke up with her boyfriend. They were together for over three months. That's got to be a near record for her. I asked who was warming up in the bullpen, but she said she was sick of boys and didn't want another boyfriend right now. Right. That'll last.

She got a call from her buddy Robert, the kid I always wanted her to date from our old neighborhood. His older brother died in his sleep, they haven't determined why yet. I feel horribly for him. Robert is a really sweet kid.

That's about it for now.
First off, let me apologize profusely for not having wished Ayla a happy birthday ON her birthday. So, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, AYLA!

And a big happy birthday to Yssa, too!

Random newsiness and babble )
mugglechump: (Autumn)
( Oct. 16th, 2007 07:29 am)
Sometimes if I get up earlier than I usually do, I go through a period of being ridiculously, painfully hungry. If I don't eat anything it will go away after a little while, but it's uncomfortable. I don't know why getting up early would affect my body's need for food, though. I don't usually eat until around 10:00, when I generally have a yogurt at work.

Poor Mer. Today was Twisted Tuesday at school, one of those school spirit days when you're supposed to dress funny. At Mer's old school these sorts of things were very popular. School spirit was a big deal and a large portion of the student body participated. Not so at the new school. We pulled up and Mer's eyes got wide. "Why isn't anyone else dressed wacky?" After seeing one other girl (out of, say, 40 students walking by) and being assured that there was not time to go home and change, she finally got out of the car.

Can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but the issue with my car is not the battery. It's the starter, apparently. I need to call my BIL's friend from church and see if he can fix it for me, along with the turn signal on Mer's car, which is (pardon the pun) on the blink. Blink blink bbbbbbbllllllliiiiiinnnnnnkkkkkk nothing nothing nothing blink nothing nothing bbblliinnnkk.

Also, Mer had a good time at the team camp out. Apparently it was cold, though. Who would've guessed? *snicker* The back window of her car now says '88 Red', which is her team's official league name. Some of the girls decided to paint other girl's car windows while they were sleeping. The paint is yellow, which amuses me a little since we are a 'red' team. We used to be the Phoenix, but then LYSA named all the teams by year and 'red' or 'white'. I'm not sure why we're '88. Our division is U18, which means the girls can't have been born prior to a certain day in 1989. Who am I to argue with the geniuses at LYSA, though?

Why no, I'm not procrastinating. Why do you ask? *cough*

Dawn, a girl with whom I work, brought in her baby yesterday. Jack is five weeks younger than Gracie, but since she was early and is just tiny in general, he's bigger than she is by a couple pounds and inches. He's the cutest little guy. He's just started giggling and he has this cute little one-sided smile that makes me want to call him Draco.

I get to see Gracie this weekend! Becky and Manny are bringing her out so we can call celebrate my BIL's birthday. James will be out, too. Mer has homecoming, so she won't be around. That means I just have to wrestle the baby from my niece so I can get some Aunt Kate/Grayson time in.

I got mail from [livejournal.com profile] rainpuddle13! But, Cyn, my computer won't recognize anything on the DVD. :( It thinks it's blank - won't even give me an option other than writing to it. :( :(

There is a new, really cool expansion pack out for Sims 2, but it has a lot of bugs and I had to uninstall it. There's a patch, but it didn't fix the issues I'm having and the issues are pretty major. I'm bummed and I think I'll send a little note to EA Games asking about when they plan to fix this and how it got released with these kinds of problems. Visitors not being able to leave the lot is a big deal. Not only does it get crowded, but I seriously had about 20 newspapers on my Sims' lawn because the paper boy kept laying them down. Another family got stuck on vacation and couldn't check in or go home. When you're shelling out $30 for an expansion pack, it ought to freaking work.

Oh! [livejournal.com profile] caliga_rpg is approaching D/Gness! *SQUEE* What will happen at Draco's first appointment for his scar? Will sparks fly from somewhere other than Ginny's wand? Watch the community and see. God, I'm so corny!

*sigh* Well, I'd better get in the shower and go to work. In sequence, not concurrently. Hope you all have a great day!
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( Jul. 28th, 2007 11:13 pm)
So, Mer and I visited over at R&T's. Becky and Manny brought the baby over so James' mom could see her. I didn't get to hold Gracie, but it was good to see them for a little bit. Becky will be coming back to work on the 9th, but only for two weeks. The management won't let her go part time, so she's quitting. :( She doesn't want to have Gracie in daycare if she doesn't have to, and she doesn't. They've been putting her checks into savings and just living off Manny's pay since before Grayson was born, to make sure they could afford for her to quit if it came to that. So now they've got a nice cushion of savings, and they are used to living without her income. More power to them.

We were running late for the showing of Ratatouille I'd planned to go to, so we hung out at Mom's until after dinner, and went to the 7:10 show instead. The movie was cute, and the theatre was not crowded, so that was all good. Oh, dinner was nice, too. Mom made corned beef with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. Yum. My sole attempt to make corned beef was a dismal failure, so it was a bit of a treat to have that.

Mom also gave me money to get Mer a new mattress and box spring. Mer's old daybed frame wasn't able to make the move, and I didn't realize we'd pitched her box spring until we went to pull it from storage. So, her mattress has been on the floor since we moved. Mer's hoping I'll take her to Ikea to get a new bedframe, too, but that may have to wait a little bit. I'm sure I can get a metal frame tossed in with the mattress set, and that will suffice for the moment. Anyway, the point of this was really that my mom is good to me, despite my occasional griping.

I'm probably going to head to bed soon. I have a headache and I'm tired. All in all this was a good day, though. I'm feeling pretty satisfied. *hugs flist* I hope you each had very nice days, too.
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( Jun. 25th, 2007 02:30 pm)
I need a memory stick. Badly. Badly like 'OMG I NEED A MEMORY STICK!' Must stop by Walmart on the way home and get one of those.

Still no phone or internet at home. Can't get to AOL or GMAIL from work. Can't see attached pic images at work. Can't post/send fic from home, don't have a memory stick to bring it in to work. Going insane.

Why is it only 2:30ish? I want to go home.

Did I mention that I ordered new sheets as a treat to myself? I totally did. I slept on them for the first time last night. 600 tc Egyptian Cotton sateen in a gorgeous, deep red. HEAVEN! Overstock.com is officially my best friend.

Celebrated Mer, James and Manny's birthdays over the weekend. Loads of fun, except Sheridan hogged the baby all night. *giggles* How many nine year olds can happily sit holding a baby from 3:30 - 11:00? She only gave Grayson up when Becky needed to feed her, except for about five minutes each for Richard and Tracey to hold her, and about 30 minutes at the end of the evening when I claimed 'Aunt Kate' privileges.

I've done a little bit of settling in the apartment, but between birthday stuff and just recouping from exhaustion, this weekend was not terribly productive. Little by little it will get done. Want to spur me on? Come visit!

Mer's going to the beach the first week of July with her dad, aunt, and their friends. A week to myself! I'll be simultaneously thrilled and bored.

That's all for now. How are all of you?
Last night was one of those fun times that doesn't involve anything really extraordinary, but just a bunch of simple fun occurences that add up to one really fabulous evening.

James and I went to visit Becky, Manny and little Gracie (as Grayson is sometimes called). We chatted and cooed and made jokes that had Becky crying from laughing so hard her belly hurt. They'll be checking out of the hospital today and I'll stop by their house tomorrow to get Becky's office key (and play with the baby some more, of course).

Afterward, James and I went to Kobe for dinner. We haven't done the Japanese steakhouse thing in a long time. It was about 8:30 when we got there, so the crowd had thinned out. We got a table in the back with a family of four. (If you've never been to a Japanese steakhouse, people are seated on three sides of the grill. The chef cooks your food in front of you in a most entertaining fashion. Onion volcanoes forever!) Our tablemates were a couple in there early 50s, I'd guess, and their two kids, who were in their early twenties. We gelled with them right away. Our chef was the best we've ever had. He was hilarious. People at other tables were staring at us because we were laughing so loudly. We were really very raucous. It was awesome. We totally had the party table.

We were very easy on our chef, too. The mom and daughter had chicken, the son and I had steak, and the dad and James had filet mignon. All the beef eaters wanted their meat cooked medium rare. Our chef liked us.

After that James went to Coldstone to grab some ice cream. I was stuffed, so I just waited in the car. As he was about to leave, the family from the restaurant walked in and asked James if he was stalking them. He said, "Yes, in reverse!"

When we got home I started playing around online, looking for new music to check out. I happened across a Japanese punk band, based out of New York and had to call James in to listen to them. The song I found was tailor made for our evening last night. Are you ready? I'm going to quote the song, then giggle madly while you all groan. Please forgive my poor use of phonetics, but these guys were heavily accented.

I have a question for you!

How would you like cook you-ah steak?

How would you like cook you-ah steak?

How would you like cook you-ah STEAK?

MEDIUM RAY-AH!

MEDIUM RAY-AH!

MEDIUM RAY-AH!


Oh my goodness, I about died laughing.
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