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21 December 2010 @ 07:53 pm
Some RL blathering. Maybe something else thrown in the mix.  
The icon I'm using is absolutely NOT relevant to this post, but I was dying to use it. /random

1. Hiii. Uhm, I realized I haven't posted zilch since graduation. Maybe because I've been getting up at ten every morning just because I could and then realized that I hadn't bought any presents or finished the cards for you all lovely flisters, which will hopefully be mailed tomorrow. Considering the weather, it means you'll get them for New Year's, IF you do. In case they're late... sorry, really. I just spent the first two weeks of December completely checking out. XD

That said, I think it might have been graduation but ugh, Christmas is in four days and while I'm usually not that big on Christmas anyway this year I'm just feeling like I didn't even realize it's coming. I mean, I still have three gifts to buy and idek when I'll do it, and anyway circumstances this year are sort of really of the meh kind. So, as mostly everyone who was friends with me last year knows but I'll give a short sum for anyone who wasn't, I usually spend Christmas with the parents at my dad's granparents', which is about three hours from where I live, and then I do New Year's with friends most times. Which is good because at least I get to see everyone at Christmas, right? Well, this year the roof in my grandparents' room is leaking water (and it actually has been happening for a while but it's not like anyone thought that hey, MAYBE YOU SHOULD FIX IT) so even if the house is big enough, since my uncle is coming in there too, there's no place for parents to go. Which means I'm leaving on the 24th and going there alone and possibly sleeping on the sofa. X__X But since I'm doing New Year's with friends and parents are going to the grandparents' for New Year's anyway, result is that vacations start on the 24th and I'll probably see the parents two days on fifteen. Which whatever, not like I'm six, but if anything at Christmas you just hang out without school/work/stuff going on and idk it'll just feel massively weird. Let's add that I'm crap with both my under-eight-years-old cousins and that my grandparents barely get out of the house and I fear I'll spend Christmas catching up on tv shows. Which it's kind of sad tbh but it just didn't make me that much excited. My main feeling atm is MEH. I'm pretty sure it's not the supposed feeling... maybe I should just bring back the last four Dark Tower books and catch up on my intended re-read. I'd probably manage it. XD

(At least I'm hitting a couple good movies at a film club before leaving. Which is good news. It also means I'll buy presents after the holidays, but who cares. XD)

2. Also re presents, how the heck do you manage to get out and not buy stuff for yourself instead of presents for other people? I've been out trying to manage to finish presents for the last week and in the end I got about 3/4 of them, but meanwhile I bought myself: a complete change of pencil/pens/writing stuff, a movie, a coffee cup with angel wings to hold it up (seriously. It's amazing. And the wings are pink!) which I absolutely didn't need but it was outrageously cute, new earrings (thankfully they were cheap), new make-up pencils (when I don't even put makeup on nine days on ten) and the dvd of that modern opera based on 1984 (which was half-priced and while modern operas aren't my thing it has a bunch of singers I like, the production looks very shiny and IT'S BASED ON 1984, what). None of which I strictly needed at all, and at least all of these were cheap. Still, I'm not even a shopping whore when it's not about books or cds, the hell happened to me?

3. Politics make me want to cry. I'm half-positive that I'll have to stand B.'s face until the day his time on this planet is over, and the more time passes the more I'm half-sure that it'll be a long while until I don't see it anymore. Also if there are elections next year I'll probably throw up after voting, if in order to send B. away I end up having to vote for a couple of people I'd really rather not vote for. Also if the new university reform gets approved, come March you'll hear a lot of complaining around here..

4. Also hi, this post sounds utterly whiny when it should be anything but. I don't even know, I might have a case of post-graduation blues mixed with the 'wtf it's Christmas and I'm totally not feeling it'. Among the rest I also finished my time at the library, which on one side is good because it means a) more free time and b) I got paid so for once I could go on shopping sprees described in #2, but on the other side it means I'm not getting money from there anymore. Which is very bad, but hell, in the two free months I have I might manage to find someone who wants philosophy repetitions... hey, I like using my own money. (Also I have convention to pay some stuff for still. XD)

5. On the 'let's have some squee' side, I started catching up with Hawaii 5-0. \o/ I'm just at the fifth episode now (tho I had to drop it for time reasons at the second, so..) and ohgod, is that bad that I remember the eps more by all the utterly canon slash text than by what happens in them..? /hides I enjoy it a lot though. It's very fun and it also doesn't require much brain killing, which makes it perfect atm for me. Just something for people who watched Lost though.. Okay, I figure that everyone snorts when DDK says 'the island', but did anyone else have laughing fits in that ep where the convict runs away from prison and takes one family hostage and then first says that 'he has to get off this island' and then gets followed by most of the gang through a jungle where there's a stream, and DDK is all being stealthy and following him meanwhile? Okay, maybe it isn't -that- funny unless you want to make Lost parallels but I'm half-sure that I can't unsee possible Lost parallels in anything.

6. With this, let's end pointless entry to go finishing the Christmas/New Year's/whatever they'll become cards. Btw, for some of the people who left prompts, your prompt became.. very long, so you'll get printed stuff. Sorry but I couldn't manage to copy everything long hand. xD

7. Ops, last thing. Uuhm, hi new friends? Should I friend you back? Say hi! ;)
feeling: apatheticapathetic
on rotation: something on the radio I can't recognize
ciaimpala: stevedannociaimpala on December 21st, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope you end up having a wonderful Christmas hon, no matter what you end up doing <3

Also Hawaii Five-0 is my new love-so fun, and funny, and the slash is so fabulously canon and wonderful.And I love seeing Jin/Chin! I saw on DDK's twitter that the woman who plays Kono definitely slipped up and called him Jin during a very serious scene lol.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jinjanie_tangerine on December 21st, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
thanks <333 I hope it's good nonetheless, I really don't feel like staying holed up as I fear might happen. x___x

that show is such fun! :D I love it. And lol yeah the slash isn't even subtext. It's so ridiculous I can't help loving it. And heee, seeing DDK is always so nice. ;) Also lol yeah I read that tweet and about had a laughing fit. Poor Daniel. XD
elliotsmelliot: Lost Booneelliotsmelliot on December 21st, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
That's too bad about the parental separation. Here's hoping the cousins don't sing and the cool uncle gives you a fannish gift!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone I'M BACK BITCHESjanie_tangerine on December 21st, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
If my cool uncle gives me the damned SFU season 4 box set I might actually watch it all before I leave. Not that I have many programs. ;) Let's hope it goes well. And yeah. The less singing the better.
just the god of everything else: Birthday Planning Committeeprimarycolors92 on December 21st, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)








the female ghost of tom joad: dark tower eddie has the best quotesjanie_tangerine on December 22nd, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)

elise: BROMANCEelise_509 on December 22nd, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
I've been snorting ever since the pilot where DDK all seriously goes: "Which means he doesn't have the first clue how this island works." and I was just like, man. He can just never say "The Island" in any context ever again. It doesn't help that Jin/Chin are so damn close sounding.

But you're so right, H50 is like the perfect antidote to LOST's brain melting craziness. I just sit back, watch H50 with barely-needed slash goggles and go "Oooo, pretty."

the female ghost of tom joad: lost jinjanie_tangerine on December 22nd, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Lol the pilot's one was gold. Yeah, Daniel, we know you have a clue instead. After all you spent like half of your life on there. XDDDDDDDD And yeah Jin/Chin = pretty much the same. Lol? It's just too amusing for its own good. ;)

Isn't it just? I love that I can just go and watch it and ogle at the pretty/slashiness without thinking about much else. ;)
Fangirlage like WHOA.: XMAS // Dickens!Gonzohopelessfangirl on December 22nd, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
It sucks that your Christmas plans got kind of messed-up. =( But hey, it could be worse. As for catching up on TV, that is my PLAN for the holidays, so don't feel too bad about that. lol.

I'm so with you on Christmas creeping up out of nowhere this year. My family used to have epic Christmas celebrations but even though they have been getting more low-key over the years, I'm always in the festive mood at least. This year? I don't have anything wrapped yet (I normally have it done a week or more before Christmas), I don't even feel that rushed to do it and I feel too lazy to see even family. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, WHERE ARE YOU? A lot of people have been saying Christmas felt like it came extra quickly this year too. I'm convinced time sped up or something.

LOLOL, I totally snicker anytime anyone says "the island" on H5-0. Or even "Chin" for that matter because it sounds so much like Jin.

Edited at 2010-12-22 03:23 am (UTC)
the female ghost of tom joad: christmasjanie_tangerine on December 22nd, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Blah, it's just going to be more dull than I had figured. I guess Boardwalk Empire episodes I haven't seen will get the benefit of that. ;) (and I found out I might have to take a bus out from Naples because I'm an idiot and there wasn't a free direct train anymore. Yaaay me! XD)

Didn't it just? O_o I mean, with me it DID but then again until the 13th I had completely checked out on the date so I kind of deserved it, but it seems like it came so soon for a lot of people. O_o and ha, lol, I'm with you on the wrapping. I have it done just because I asked people at the store to do it, otherwise I'd have a pile. XD and yeah WHERE'S THE SPIRIT? Idk it just didn't even get here this year I think.

It's just too awesome. ;)
A.: Dean/Casvella_amor_dm on December 22nd, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
1. i'm not at all excited about xmas this year. feeling a bit out of sorts. i hope you end up having a lot of smiles regardless of the not-so-ideal situation <333

2. LOL. i am soooooooo bad at limiting myself when i go shopping. i AM a shopping whore and omg i buy so much cap, mainly consumables but still. i'm terrible XD

3. :( *hugs*

5. i haven't seen any of Hawaii 5-0 but so many of my flisters watch and love it :D
the female ghost of tom joad: !!! <3janie_tangerine on December 22nd, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
1. Seems like mostly everyone isn't? Idk it just came by too quickly. And ugh I hope it's less of a disaster than I'm fearing. Otherwise I'll just watch Hawaii 5-0 which if anything provides a lot of OMG I SHIIP IIT :DDD moments. ;)ù

2. Ikr? I mean, I suck at that too, but I usually go overboard just with books and cds. Last day I just.. idk went on a BUYING STUFF I DON'T NEED spree.

3. <3333333333333333
Creature Of Hobbit: jin: boss's daughtertellshannon815 on December 22nd, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
I don't have a great history with Christmas so rarely get excited about it anyway, but I'm really not this year!

I keep meaning to check out Hawaii 5-0 but haven't got round to it.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jinjanie_tangerine on December 22nd, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Mine is mostly 'yay family crappy train presents running out of the house with parents before taking another train', but since this year I don't have the parents or the excuse to run out of the house (or the car to do it XD) I fear I'll massively get bored.

It's a cool show! I mean, nothing groundbreaking or not the new Sopranos or whatever, but it's very fun, very slashy and very refreshing to watch if only because you mostly ogle at the pretty. ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: christmasjanie_tangerine on December 24th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Let's hope! For now the situation isn't as bad as I feared but we'll see. And ha yeah shopping for yourself >> gifts, right? And don't talk me about cameras, I really need a new one. Which of course I'm not buying. And OMG SNOOPY AND WOODSTOCK? I wouldn't have resisted. XD
bold_seer: glee: brittany + santana (bff)bold_seer on December 24th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
I hope you have a good Christmas anyway, even if it isn't quite what you perhaps would've hoped for.