peroxidepirate: (days of hope)
One a.m. drive-by post here, since I'm working a 10+ hour closing shift 3 times this week. I'm getting close to hiring another kitchen employee, though, so possibly things will settle down soon. And I have tomorrow off. Also, the weather finally broke: it's still as hot as a normal summer here, but in comparison, it feels like fall. I LOVE it. Possibly soon I will wear jeans! And sneakers! And earrings! (yeah, earrings + kitchen grease + buckets of sweat = fail.)

I'm still trying to catch up on [livejournal.com profile] 31_days  fic... but my story's gotten bigger than the 31 prompts, so to make it into a workable whole, I'm one day going to have to go back and add a bunch of other pieces between the 31_days ficlets. Wondering if I can write something for Minor Characters' Week and/or birthday fic for [livejournal.com profile] q_sama  that will fill some of those gaps? Though I have other ideas for both, too... and there's that pesky work thing...

Also, my mind is buzzing with a lot of non-fiction I'm hoping to write down before I lose it. Commentary on Children of Earth; fangirling of Martha Jones (because I think she got even better, after her time as the Doctor's primary companion); what I think about marriage (since forces are conspiring to make me think about it more than 2 seconds at a time, for the first time in my life); and a new way of explaining sexual orientation (which uses venn diagrams -- yes, I'm that much of a geek). Plus, you know, whatever I forgot about since I started writing this entry 10 minutes ago.

So.... nothing earth-shattering. And that's good.
peroxidepirate: (stranded)
Anybody have insight on how to get visible borders onto a table in an LJ entry? Links to templates, or anything? I can't seem to make it work! I just get a list of text with no lines between cells, like in this entry (in which two lines of a table, five cells each, are filled). Admittedly, it's been a while since I did html from scratch, but to me the code looks like it should work. I'm stuck! Please help?
peroxidepirate: (turn me)
Ok, so Smackdown is still going on. )


In other news, I haven't decided if I'm still doing the Firefly big bang I still love Firefly! )


Finally, Real Life. Real life is a random assortment of good and bad. )

This is pretty disjointed, and maybe should be broken up into like 3 separate entries, but I don't have it in me right now. It's been a long couple of days, I'm getting over a really nasty chest cold, and I'm kinda zonked now. But, you know, still optimistic, somehow.
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
Last but not least, I have some observations on threesome fics and Kel/Buri/Raoul, which is my new OT3. I think it's a great thing for bi(-ish) girls to reclaim f/f/m fiction from skeezy straight boys who just want to look at two naked girls. (Edit to add: I don't mean to make it sound like I think a guy being interested in this kind of thing is automatic skeeze, only that it has to be handled with respect and it's 2/3 about the girls.)

  And yes, I talk about Nathan Fillion under the cut. )


(In case anyone's wondering, Part 2 is f-locked because it's a little personal. If you want me to friend you, just comment here with how we know each other!)
peroxidepirate: (out of the way)
Right. In the past three months, I've been spurned personally and professionally by the same woman.

Remind me not to get in a position where that's even possible. Ever again.

And all the rage and frustration that I wouldn't let myself feel over the personal sleight? Right here, all bubbling up.

I shouldn't take it personally. The only reason she didn't take the job is that we couldn't pay her enough, and that's not my fault. And it's not like she actually rejected me on a personal level, either; she just found someone else before I got up the nerve to ask her out. Still... sucks that I'm now, again, looking for an assistant manager (as I have been for most of the past six months), right along with being single with no real prospects (as I have been for too long to even contemplate sanely). Grrrrrrr.

FINALLY!

Jan. 20th, 2010 05:44 pm
peroxidepirate: (none but two survived)
Way back in October, I posted that the closing on my co-op to condo conversion was scheduled. Well, it didn't happen and it didn't happen and...

IT FINALLY HAPPENED!

Today!

I finally know for sure that, as long as my BFF and I keep making our payments, we get to keep our house!

I have never been so relieved.

We went through hell and high water to get there, we had to put over $4000 down, and we now have a new 30-year mortgage with zero (even nominal) equity. But it's done.

In celebration, since I'm too broke for anything major, I finally bought myself a paid LJ account & room for 100 icons. Ooooh, I'm gonna have so much fun with those icons!

Tagging this with the "life sucks" tag only because it's the epilogue to everything else I've used that tag for.
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This icon meme is from [livejournal.com profile] stormwreath , who got it from [livejournal.com profile] rhiannonhero . I don't know who said "Icons are the crack of LiveJournal," but that person speaketh the truth.

Pretty pictures under the cut. )
peroxidepirate: (one of the guys)
Happy holidays, y'all, and best wishes for the new year. May 2010 be a big step up form 2009!

In fannish news, I've been chin-deep in Yuletide stuff for the past couple of weeks. I have three stories coming up at the AO3 Yuletide archive: 2 for my assigned recipient, 1 stocking stuffer for one of the last people to get assigned as a pinch hit. After the Big Reveal I'll cross-post to this journal. And, now that Yuletide is basically done, I should be able to settle in and write some more Firefly fic. Maybe some Bloody Jack fic, too: it's becoming apparent that, if I want such a thing, I'll have to write it myself (meta on why this is a Good Thing will, I hope, be coming soon-ish). *g*

The last non-Yuletide thing I was working on was for Firefly. I didn't have it all worked out, and I don't think I'll finish it... but it was going to center on tension between Mal and Zoe, and end with Zoe saying, "Ship can't have more than one captain," as she walked off the ship.

Well. )
Fortunately? We're closed for three days this week.... so now I'm off to cook, clean, and wrap presents. Merry Christmas!
peroxidepirate: (none but two survived)
I'm not sure I want to talk about this much, but 1. I kind of abandoned a post/poll mid-stream a few days ago, and 2. I already mentioned that my dog, Mack, had cancer. So.

We had to have him put to sleep on Wednesday morning.

peroxidepirate: (2 little girls)
This is something I've been pondering, on and off, for a while: most everybody recognizes the "gay male voice" as a cultural trope. But is there a female equivalent? More thoughts, some restaurant stories & a poll under the cut.

Hmm... )

Also: my flist isn't that big, so feel free to link this post if you think your flist or any comms would be interested. I'm an amateur cultural anthropologist collecting data, folks! The more participation, the better.

Rough Week

May. 21st, 2009 09:18 pm
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I've had the week. from. hell. My housing/financial situation is maybe-maybe-not gonna blow up in my face pretty soon, I went 4 nights running with less than 6 hours of sleep per night, we had 2 refrigerators break a combined 4 times at work this weekend, I got ELECTROCUTED* trying to unplug one of them, and now that all this crap is starting to settle down, it's 100+ degrees with 90% humidity in the kitchen... so by the time I get home, my brain is (literally?) fried. I HATE summer.

*Not as bad as it sounds, actually. Bad enough to piss me off, but not enough to need medical attention or anything.

The upshot of all this? I didn't forget about the reply I was going to post to an entry by [personal profile] green_maia , the Season 8 comics I told [livejournal.com profile] erimthar  I'd read, or the Tamora Pierce drabbles I still owe [livejournal.com profile] rojo  & Aniloverl. I just haven't gotten to those things yet.

But hey. It's a beautiful day (though hotter than I'd like), my awesome roomie has the day off (so we can actually hang out for once!), I've been riding my bike to and from work almost every day (8 miles round trip... I rock!), and my 3 doggies are all getting along. So life is, for the moment, good.
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The following is a Buffy-fandom-meta on sexual orientation, along with some personal stuff on the same subject. It's interspersed with snippets of what might one day grow up into a fanfic. Though I doubt it, because it's about Willow, and I identify with her so closely that's it's really hard for me to write her.

Comments (even questions) are welcome, as long as you're nice about it. :)

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