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Jul. 12th, 2008 @ 07:00 pm LOLCats
Current Mood: creativecreative

There are some pix of my little dude as an LOLCat in my gallery.  Cuteness.

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flowers
Jun. 30th, 2008 @ 09:16 am Re-vamp.. running it by you guys... comments please
Current Mood: creativecreative
Hi ya'all.  I'm revamping my fan fic series into something publishable, and I wanted to run by what I have for them.  Any comments would be really really really helpful.  Much love.  

::Until five years ago, humans co-existed alongside preternaturals in ignorance.  Few believed they existed.  Then, by what can only be described as a fluke, all of that changed.  A vampire attack was captured on a camera phone and posted on You Tube.  In the hysteria that ensued, it was like a domino effect.  Suddenly, the human population was awake to the fact that vampires, lycanthrops, witches, and other things they thought only existed in movies were all around them.  Some meant humans no harm... others did.  In the panic, the government formed the NPID, the National Preternatural Investigation Division, to research this new element of society and decide which was a threat and which wasn't.  In their research, the NPID discovered some other beings they didn't expect: humans with supernatural abilities.  Seeing the opportunity, they enlisted these people as special agents, and formed the NPID's Special Operations Team, the elite force sent to areas of supernatural violence to protect the human, and innocent preternatural, population::

This is where my old AK characters come in.  I picked out a handfull of my faves and re-vamped them to fit the series.  I chose: Vertigo (duh), Pyro, Toxin, Sigma, Sage, and Mirage.  Ren, with your permission, I would like to use the idea behind Scream (and that name) in another character.  I would obviously give you any credit if I get published.  The code names I used in the AK are just the call names that agents give each other.. like in the military.  

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Ok, now for my BtVS series.  The only thing I really needed  to change was the Slayer concept.  The rest of it can pretty much be swapped directly.  For this, I actually got my idea from the horrible DOOM movie XD In that movie, they discussed how humans have 23 sets of chromosones... in the film the 24th gives superhuman strength and ability.  Pretty easy.  I googled chromosomes and it says we really DO have 23, but if I'm wrong, someone please tell me.  

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/transmission
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cupcakes
Jun. 24th, 2008 @ 02:19 am Rain, rain, go away
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
It's been raining like a bitch here latley.  We need it, we are still considered in a drought, but just when I need to start on my yardwork.  Blast.  The hedges need trimmed, the weeds need pulled.  I've let it go too much since Matthew left.  And on top of that, I discovered that we have termites the other day.  The good news is that it isn't my problem, b/c it isn't my house.  The bad news is that our landlords don't seem to give a crap about the house.  I called twice today and no one has gotten back to me.  My ass will be going in there in a few days.  Guh.   
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cat cup of tea
Jun. 20th, 2008 @ 02:33 pm URG
Current Mood: groggygroggy
Wow.. I am the most horrible, fickle journaler ever.  In my defense, when life is as boring as mine is, it's hard to force something out.  Updates:

I was taking a CNA class towards my nursing degree.  I missed the first day b/c I was on a waiting list, and then I got food poisoning, so I had to drop it.  I'm ok with that... I'll retake it later and be better prepared.  It was kicking my ass.

At one point I had seven fish.  Gillis, a light blue beauty, died the day after I got him.  I think he was sick when I got him at the store.  Zeke died last week.  And Roscoe, poor Roscoe, became cat food when my neighbor didn't shut the door to the den while I was in Illinois.  I got Finn a few days after Zeke passed.  He's a bright bright yellow.. just beautiful.  So now I have five.  

I booked my appointment for my photoshoot for Matt's anniversary present.  I'm really stoked about it.  She had some really great ideas.  After I get the pics, I post the more tame ones here for viewing pleasure.  

That's about it, really.  Less than two months until R&R!!!!!! 
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black hair
Apr. 30th, 2008 @ 02:38 am I just don't know anymore.
Current Mood: confusedtorn
I respect people who have made a decision to not contribute to the over-population of the planet and not have children.  However, I've always wanted to have an offspring of my own, to see my genes carried on to the next generation.  But an incident this weekend has seriously made me reconsider.

I invited two of my friends with kids over for my BBQ for my b-day.  I didn't call until Thrusday so it wasn't a lot of time to find a babysitter.  There were 3 girls ranging from 3 to 9 years old.  

OH.MY.F-ING.GOD.

1. At one point the little brats came out of my garage wearing all the stuff I had neatly boxed up for my garage sale.  
2. They also unboxed all of my halloween decorations my mother had given me.  These were NOT cheap decors.
3. They put the youngest one in Cooper's crate.  It was funny at first, until she decided to PEE IN IT.
4. They put a hole in one of my screens in the kitchen.
5.  My house is now covered in peanut shells.  Fathom it.
6. THEY ATE ALL MY CHOCOLATE :(  

I just don't know.  I love their parents, they are my friends, but they did nothing to stop them.  They helped me clean up later, but there is still a whole in my window screen in the kitchen and MY CHOCOLATE IS STILL GONE :(  I told Matthew sarcastically that I had decided to only raise furry, four legged children from now on.  He really thought I was kidding, which of course he would, since we've named our future kids already.  I told him I was kind of serious.  The whole thing really irked me, and I began to wonder if I would be happier just being the cool aunt.  I mean, there are so many reasons I DON'T want kids, it kind of outweighs the pros.   Just a couple are :the havoc they wreak on your body and the fact that you can no longer do the things you want, because you have to shape EVERYTHING around kids.  (I had to listen to high-pitched, singing barnyard animals on the way to Olive Garden yesterday b/c of the 2 year old in the car)  

He told me that if I really didn't want to, we wouldn't have any.  I told him I didn't believe he would give in that easy, and he said that he wouldn't, but it would be counterproductive to pressure me into something I didn't want to do.  I said it sounded a bit condesending but he told me he would only respect my decision.  I guess I appreciate it.  We had already decided that we want to wait at least a few more years.  However, he's mentioned the fact that he is 30 now and doesn't want to be grandpa aged when his first child is born.  So who knows.  He thinks I'm just angry about the way my friends disrespected our home 'At least it's only a rental!' and will change my mind.  

I'm not so sure.  I heard a screaming toddler in Target yesterday and wanted to run screaming myself in the other direction.  

What do you all think? 
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gun in thong
Apr. 30th, 2008 @ 12:53 am Shopping tip: Glee
Current Mood: amusedamused
For fans of internet shopping like me :D  When using on-line sites, type name of store promo codes into a search engine.  With a little looking you can save some cash!  I just did this for Chadwicks.com and got a $30 off a $90 purchase coupon that wasn't advertised on the site!  Also, a deferred billing option that wasn't offered on their website.  

Very cool.

Got a security system installed in the house today.  For 138 fucking dollars.  I am hoping the landlord will reimburse us.  Some of the components weren't working and I replaced them.. since it isn't my house, logically I SHOULD be paid back for it.  With our landlords, tho, who knows.  When I called to ask, this was my exchange with the receptionist, no joke:

Me: "(Explaining problem and asking if reimbursment is the policy)"
Her: "(Silence)"
Me: "......Hello?"
Her: "Yes, I'm here.  There was a loud noise."
(silence)
Me: ".......ok." 

After lots of um's and I don't know's, she left a message for someone who, in her credit, did call me back promptly, but also had to leave another message for the owner of the company to call me back.

For the love of....!  First, I don't feel like moving to ANOTHER rental property just because they're incompetent, and second, I don't want to buy a house with Matthew not here.  I feel that's a decision that needs to be made together.  I know a lot of wives have done it, but I don't agree.  

Oh, and also, my AC isn't working.  Luckily, the rain that moved in over the weekend has cooled it off A LOT, but it was boiling in here over the weekend.  Apparently the coil has a freon leak and needs to be replaced.  I clearly remember them having to come here TWICE because the AC was out of freon.  They're just NOW telling me I need a new coil?  

Oh well.  At least I don't have to pay for it.  One of the perks of renting.  

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green drink
Apr. 29th, 2008 @ 11:54 pm Writer's Block: Spring Cleaning
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Are you planning on doing any spring cleaning this year? If so, please share a cleaning tip you swear by.
 I'm totally knee deep in organizing shit.  I've determined that my husband is a packrat.. he's kept so much military crap that it's ridiculous.  I found day planners from 2001.  Some of it I've tossed but some of it I've kept simply because I'm not really sure if it's important or not.  I have a box for the I don't know stuff that he said he would go through when he gets back.  

TIP: Clear plastic containers.  They're cheap at Wal-mart of Target and are great for organizing.  They create a ton more space in closets or garages, and since they're clear, it's easy to see what's inside.  I used several of the 5 gallon ones for my purses and cleared off an entire shelf in our closet.  Same with our den.  I was able to transform a closet when we basically threw crap into a place that has room to spare.  SCORE.  

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red head
Apr. 28th, 2008 @ 08:43 pm Writer's Block: No Laughing Matter
Current Mood: calmcalm
What do you think is too serious to joke about?
 Honestly, there are a lot of topics that I think are a little much to make fun of, but I'm guilty of laughing at and making jokes about all of them from time to time.  Personally, rape/violence jokes push me over the edge, but since I've experienced this, I find it horrible to crack jokes about it.  To each his own I guess. 
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black hair
Apr. 28th, 2008 @ 04:00 pm Bleck
Current Mood: gloomybummed out

Happy Birthday to me.  Happy first anniversary to us.

Thanks for the card, Linda.. it made me giggle :)

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jawbreaker
Apr. 27th, 2008 @ 12:11 pm Writer's Block: Sick Day
Current Mood: lazylazy
What is your favorite thing about being sick?
The fact that I'm able to just sit around the house and do absolutly nothing w/out having to feel bad about it.  You don't have to shower if you don't want to, leave the house, or generally do anything.  Wow, that doesn't make being sick sound to bad...

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My party went ok.  My AC isn't working, so it was really hot in my house, and a couple of friends that said they would come flaked on me, but I guess that comes with the territory.  And their kids were cute but they made a mess of my house.  Definetly doesn't help the case for future motherhood.

I watched Doom the movie on TNT and actually got a few good ideas about a publishable novel.  Explaining superhuman abilities w/out stealing from another genre, specifically.  

Anyway, I have another day of nothing ahead of me.  What a difficult life I lead.  

3.5 months until Matt's R&R!
 
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flowers