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( Mar. 20th, 2009 02:32 pm)
A list of (mostly) good things:

  • [ profile] kiffle, [ profile] carta, and [ profile] anamchara tonight!! Mexican Food! Margaritas! And tomorrow we're having brunch at my very favorite place with two of my very favorite friends in A2. \o/

  • I hear that my adorable little Chelsie [see icon] from SYTYCD is on this season of Dancing with the Stars. It's not quite enough to get me to watch but I'm going to have to search youtube for her videos. *loves on Chelsie*

  • I have my car back. The repair shop dropped it off at my office yesterday along with a gift card to Outback for my trouble. They get an A+ on customer retention.

  • Michigan won their game last night! I think I was the good luck charm. (Quite frankly, I have little invested in Michigan's sports program but this is a happier town when they win and that's a very good thing.)

  • OMG TONIGHT IS THE FOREVER FINALE OF BSG. I have not been this worked up about a series finale since ST:TNG ended in 1994 and I sequestered myself in my room to watch through tears. Thank goodness I have the excitement of weekend guests to distract me from the utter WOE that comes with the end of my favorite show.

  • io9 pulled together a list of 10 Greatest Science Fiction TV Show Endings Ever. Oh, Babylon 5. To date, the B5 finale tops my list. SO GOOD. I also followed the link and re-watched the Quantum Leap finale whi, sadly, didn't seem to hold up. I think you need the context of continued viewing which I don't have all these years later.

  • I met someone on-line via and I think we're about ready to meet in person. She lives in Ann Arbor and is cute and I am so ready to be dating again.

  • I haven't watched last night's SPN yet but, judging from cut tags, I apparently need to get on that. Resisting spoilers is NOT EASY.

  • And on Sunday I'm off to Miami and Naples for a three night business trip. It's all work but with great people I only see once a year and it's been a very, very long time since I've been to Naples. It will be fun to visit my old office for a meeting on Wednesday.
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    There's a quote meme going around and I'd love to play but, in the process of unpacking, I found my diary from my freshman year of high school and I'm so traumatized I'd have to pick quotes from Hilary Duff movies. And I quote myself:
    Dear Jodi, (OMG I named my diary Jodi.) This is my horoscope from yesterday. Ironic, isn't it? I want to go to the prom with Chris so badly. He just has to ask me. I have to go, but I know that I won't. That would be too amazing. Heather says he might ask some girl he met about a week ago. I would die if he asked Amy E. or Gina! Love, [Saturn]

    It just gets worse from there. Chris was a senior. I was a freshman. Reading my journal, it's pretty clear I stalked the poor guy. Oh, and he ended up taking Gina to the prom. It was school scandal. ;)

    A handful of photos of my house now that I'm done unpacking... )

    [ profile] cranberryink mentioned that she wants to read an SGA philharmonic AU wherein Rodney is a famous concert pianist and John plays, I don't know, the kettle drums or something. And they have hot sex on top of a piano, the end. I agree! Yes! In my mind, it goes like this: Because Rodney is a music prodigy and all John does is bang the damn kettle drum. One day they start talking, though, and John starts spouting off all of this geeky music knowledge and Rodney's hard and wrong, wrong, wrong about John. Plus, John's hot. So they're on the piano fucking and John's lying back with his feet on the keys banging out atonal sounds as Rodney thrusts. Any other time it would drive Rodney crazy but, somehow, it's the best damn music he's heard in a while.

    So, our question is, who wants to write this?

    I'm off for a bike ride but, first, I have a diary to burn.

    • Home ownership (x2) is official! I'm not moving in until the 10th or 11th (or 12th) so the joy is somewhat muted but I loooooooooooove the house and it's officially MINE!

    • To avoid dying of the stress that comes with two mortgages, I lowered the price on my place in FL. There's a difference between profit and greedy. Profit good. Greedy bad.

    • Living in a hotel means I missed the following: Justin on TRL, Joey on Cribs, Hugh on Inside The Actor's Studio, the entire season of Project Runway, and The Girls Next Door. Oh! And I still haven't seen last week's SGA.

    • Blackout last night was very, very boring. I ran out to CVS for a flashlight and battery powered alarm clock and went to bed extremely early. (Though I have to admit, it's nice to be something other than utterly exhausted in the morning. Perhaps a standard 10pm blackout is called for.)

    • New boss is crazy smart and I definitely feel the pressure to perform.

    • On Mel Gibson: If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck it's a FUCKING DUCK regardless of how drunk it is.

    • Anything else? No, I don't think so. Other than the ongoing self diagnosis of my computer problem. From what I can tell, the computer registers that the power cord is plugged in but doesn't always register that the computer is not on battery power despite the fact that the cord is plugged in. And batter power doesn't last more than 10 minutes.
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    ( Jul. 25th, 2006 07:29 pm)

    • Justin's video! Holy shit, I love him. I mean, I really adore that kid man. He's so mature. And very, very hot. Youtube link is here. For anyone who needs the video on their hard drive (as I do), right click/save here for a 31.8mb wmv file. Thanks to timberho for this! (Please comment if you download and feel free to share the file but not the links.)

    • [ profile] military_beta - A new community for writer's with questions about the military. Obviously a great resource for anyone who writes SG-1 and/or SGA and has questions about, uh, military stuff. Other than thigh holsters. Because one look at Sheppard tells us all we need to know about thigh holsters. (Namely, they are good.)

    • Does it blow anyone else's mind that storm systems on Jupiter are larger than Earth?

    • Icewolf's is frustrated with slash is the wholesale appropriation and basic, fundamental changes that slash writers make to characters that aren't theirs. I'd argue that the "appropriation" bit can be applied to fan fiction in general and the "fundamental changes" concern is more an OOC issue than anything else but, mostly, I want to spend my time here arguing in defense of the clear canonical evidence supporting Jack/Daniel. Because that's what's really important.

    • I bought a bike today! Actually, my family bought me a bike as a housewarming gift because I'm not spending money until my home in Florida sells. But I have a mountain bike! It's name is Sheppard and I love it! (I don't actually have it in my possession yet. It was raining when I left the store and I need to put the top down on my car to get it home. But I have a bike!)

    • Tomorrow is my mother's last chemo session. She has the month of August off and then she starts another six weeks of daily radiation in September. But then she's done. Done. Done. Done. DONE. Our family cruise in December will be one hell of a party.

    • Home appraisal is in (for more than I paid!) and, with that, I have the firm loan approval documents. I'm set to close on Monday! Eeeeeeeeee!

    • This is the downer bit of the post. Michigan doesn't have full service gas stations which means, in the dead of winter, I'm going to have to GET OUT OF MY CAR TO PUMP GAS. It's never to early too learn tips and tricks. How do you cold weather folks do it? Is it as terrible as it sounds???

    • SG-1, episode 09x18, beckons!
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    ( Jul. 15th, 2006 10:23 pm)
    On SGA - No Man's Land )

    Some Daniel things. The blue collared shirt he wears in "Affinity" moves me in ways polyblend cotton has no right to. See? And here's more. But then, he puts on a suit two episodes later and I melt in a whole new way.

    Oh! In light of General O'Neill finally gracing my tv screen and some newly gained perspective, I went back to read Cosecant by miss_porcupine. If you haven't already read this gem, please do. It's Jack, John, gen set during Sheppard's first return to Earth. Really great stuff.

    The home inspection went very, very well. The inspector said I found a gem of a home with multiple recent upgrades and no problems of note. Wheeee! Hopefully Sally will enjoy the house more than she's seemingly enjoying our hotel room.
    The truest sign of my Stargate psychosis denial is that I moved to Michigan today and all I can think of is the WOE FOR MY HOTEL HAS NO SCI-FI. I shall console myself with s8 SG-1 DVDs on my laptop but it's not the same.

    My desire to yell, "I want it NOW!" is a clear indication that I'm channeling Veruca Salt and likely to blow up and turn blue any moment.

    The flight was uneventful except, of course, for Sally's crying and futile attempts to escape from her carrier. She was a trooper, though, and she's busy exploring the hotel room that will serve as our home for the next 3- 4 weeks. (Her eyes still have a very disconcerting drugged look. I hope it's gone when we wake up tomorrow.) And, speaking of tomorrow, my home inspection is scheduled for 12:30pm! I can't imagine that the inspection itself will be all that exciting but the end result sure is. After that, it's PotC 2 at the nearest movie theater I can find.

    An Officer and a Gentleman is playing on some local station. I love this movie. Love. Loooooooooooooove. The end never fails to make me cry. Hell, all it takes is the swell of the music in that final scene and the tears start.
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    ( Jul. 9th, 2006 04:07 pm)
    It's hard to believe I did this less than two years ago (because I might actually die of the stress) but I'm in contract on a home in Ann Arbor!

    It's adorable. The house is 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom ranch about 2.5 miles from downtown Ann Arbor and 5 miles from my new office. There's also an office, a finished basement that will serve as my den, and beautiful big backyard. It's not a big house but it's perfect for my needs. I'm scheduled to close on 7/31 so, if all goes as planned, it will be mine 3 weeks from tomorrow!

    Some photos of the house... )

    So, I'm sitting in Borders until I have to head to the airport for my 9:15pm flight back to Florida. Tomorrow is my last day of work and then I have 294949572953 things to do before I move on Friday. This would all be a lot more fun if I didn't have the weight of my current home sale hanging over my head but I'm trying not to obsess over that because NEW HOME! YAY!
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    ( Jul. 7th, 2006 09:06 am)
    I'm at the airport about to head up to Ann Arbor for a weekend of house hunting with my sister. In hindsight, I probably should have waited a week and taken this last weekend in Florida to get shit done but this was the only weekend my sister could go and I certainly want a second opinion. I'm far too impulsive to go house hunting with only a REALTOR (tm kare) for support and advice. I'm hopeful, though! I'd love to return to FL on Sunday night with an offer in on a home. (Even better would be an offer that's accepted.)

    I have significant anxiety about traveling with Sally next week - the poor little girl gets fairly hysterical on simple car rides to the vet - so I spoke to the TSA about their screening process. I'm sure taking her out of her carrier to walk through security would result in bad, bad things but they say I can take her into a private screening room where, though I'll have to take her out of the carrier, it's an enclosed space where she can't run like the wind. (I also have a vet appointment scheduled for Tuesday where I'll get a kitty sedative in addition to her interstate health certificate.)
    Yesterday was practically perfect in every way. (And I add "practically" only because the festivities couldn't carry over into today. *sobs*) [ profile] gjstruthseeker sums it up much better than I can here but there was LotR Trivial Pursuit, a failed - but noble - attempt at the Stargate board game, and hours upon hours of SG-1 including the audio commentary for "Fallen." (The clear highlight of the audio commentary was Michael Shanks' admission that the Jack/Daniel relationship is, in large part, based on UNRESOLVED HOMOSEXUAL TENSION. Which we, of course, already knew but I might have exploded a bit when I heard him say it.) But go read gjstruthseeker's post. She tells it all much more eloquently. I, on the other hand, haven't moved far beyond flailing over Daniel's lower lip.

    I've reached a state where I'm horrifyingly stressed & anxious about the upcoming move/life change. I'm waiting to hear from my lender about pre-approval on my mortgage and creating a contingency plan in the event there's a problem. There's timing with the car movers and the moving estimate and 49543954987445443059 other things that need to happen in sequential order. My only saving grace is that I've done a variation of this type of scramble & move before so I know the angst and anxiety is temporary.
    In a surprising (and most unexpected) turn of events, I find I adore Jonas Quinn. He's so wide eyed and curious and smart. The weather channel! He loves the weather channel! (And I appreciate the acknowledgment of how Daniel's death affects Jack's perception and acceptance of Jonas. Because Daniel!)

    In other news, life is a flurry of activities. Sally and I have our flight to move on July 14th and, somehow, we ended up in first class which is a pleasant and welcome surprise. I also had a meeting with my REALTOR (tm kare) down here and my place should be listed within the next few days. Of the frustrating variety, the car transport company chose the one day that doesn't work for me so that's my first call tomorrow morning.

    ETA: Joe Flanigan. With a skateboard. In full Sheppard gear. My brain is broken.
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    ( Jun. 26th, 2006 06:30 pm)
    Today I accepted a position with one of my company's retail clients and, in 2 1/2 weeks, I'm moving to Michigan to manage their newsstand program. It's been seven weeks since I put the wheels in motion and I can't decide whether it feels like forever or yesterday. After seven years with my company, my emotions are all over the place. I'm terrified about starting somewhere new and sad to leave some fabulous co-workers but I'm also impossibly excited about the opportunity and the challenge. Ann Arbor is a great city and, though I'll miss the Florida climate, I think Ann Arbor will give me a better life/work balance. So I put myself out there, applied for the job, had a hectic five hour interview in Michigan, negotiated terms I'm happy with, and off I go! To Michigan! And a new job! Oh, my god!

    Mostly for me - the list of things to do/people to talk to )

    I can't believe I'm doing this! Huge thanks to those of you who supported me along the way.


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