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21 June 2006 @ 06:16 pm
I meant to take tomorrow off. I seem to have taken today off instead.

Partly this was due to going to bed too late and consequently getting up too late. Then Ted's memory arrived and he put his old memory into my computer, so I had to spend an hour and a half playing CoH to see if having 3x as much memory helped my zoning problem (it did; oh, how it did). Then I just plain didn't feel very good, so I took my rather pathetic self downstairs and got something to eat and curled up on the couch with msagara's THE BROKEN CROWN until Ted announced he was going into Cork, and I decided I'd better go with him or I would be an increasingly miserable slug all day. And now it's 5:30 and I won't start writing this late, 'cause I rarely do.

But going into Cork was nice! I got more (very expensive, jesus) conditioner to help this ongoing attempt to bring my hair back from the brink of doom (the ends, for those of you who care (that would be, uh, aelfsciene, right?) are pretty thrashed, but I'm not getting it cut for a minimum of 3 more weeks, as it's now been 3 since I had the color fixed and I set a minimum of 6 weeks before I did *anything* to it. I really can't tell if the expensive shampoos and conditioner are improving its quality or not, but they do smell nice.), and picked up BLACK POWDER WAR, which I may very well read tonight. We also got cat food, which was the stated purpose for going into Cork in the first place. Sadly, Ted also got a headache. :(

Wow, my editor has PHOENIX line edits done already. Lucky for me they're not due back until the endish of July. I hope when COYOTE revisions come through they're also not due for a while. Must get HoC written.

Speaking of which, having not written today means tomorrow and Friday must be very efficient, especially as it seems my sister and her fambly are coming down on the weekend. Tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday morning, then, since I figure they won't be here til afternoon. So 2.5 days of Working Hard is on the menu.

Nicked from nwhyte, an interview sort of meme

1) Where do you live?
County Cork, Ireland

2) How old are you?
Old enough to know better, still too young to care :) (33, as of June 1)

3) Married, or otherwise attached?
Mawwied. Dat dweam wivvin a dweam...dat BWESSED awwaaangement...

4) Kids? How many? How old?

5) Pets? two cats, one dog, all spoiled

6) Occupation?
author (wow, that's cool to say)

7) Religious leanings?
not at all. (atheist)

8) Political leanings?
constantly. (left leaning liberal feminist, as my mother was once accused of being. socialist, really.)

9) What do you do for fun?
write books (even if i get paid for it, and complain a lot, it's still fun), write comics, walk, take pictures, bake, TV on DVD, movies...even read sometimes!

10) Play any instruments?
piano, but not well and not for a loooong time

11) Favorite types of music?
jeez. I like a lot of music. pop rock, rock, jazz, blues, 'world music', traditional ethnic music, musicals...

12) What makes YOU special?
Is it copping out to steal nwhyte's "You tell me!"? Really, nothing in particular, or everything. I was just born this way. :)
Current Mood: fine
Current Music: ted playing ddo
Alix (Tersa): Toast---silly tongue (tersa)tersa on June 21st, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
I care! But then, I am a longhair geek. :)

Also! Other than the Kashi Go Lean, what mostly non-perishable staples of U.S. supermarkets are you desperately craving? Let me know please! :)
kitmizkit on June 21st, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, lord. I would do embarrassing things for a small jar of Farman's cucumber chip pickles, but of a more practical and less shatterable note, er, Flintstone vitamins. :) Or Scooby Doo, but you know the type.
Alix (Tersa)tersa on June 21st, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, lord. I would do embarrassing things for a small jar of Farman's cucumber chip pickles

Is this an Alaska brand? Perhaps I can conspire with aberdeen to grab a jar while she is in Anchorage and bring it down to California so it can be sent to you. :>

but of a more practical and less shatterable note, er, Flintstone vitamins. :) Or Scooby Doo, but you know the type.

I do!

Anything else? C'mon, otherwise you may wind up with some weirdo things. :) I'm considering Weight Watchers brand snack cakes and No Pudge brownie mix.
kitmizkit on June 21st, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Deen would be able to find some. It's not an Alaskan brand, but I'm not sure how widely it's carried. Fred Meyers has 'em, I /think/ Safeway carries 'em but I'm not sure... Anyway, Farman's are the only people who make cucumber chips right. :)

I'm considering Weight Watchers brand snack cakes and No Pudge brownie mix.

Actually, they have *zillions* of WW things over here. It's really odd! Snack cakes and frozen dinners and cereals and ... all *sorts* of things. So that particular thing I'm not shy on. Um.

The problem is that the things I use are v. heavy and I hate to think of people shipping them. The baking fat they have here is just Not Right, so I have an ongoing need for small tubs (because the big ones just weigh too much) of original Crisco. Um. Also, mapleline flavoring (which is more concentrated than maple flavoring, though that will also do) can't be found here. Mom claims there's corn meal to be found here, but I haven't found any yet. Um. The other thing I'd kill for is Henry Weinhart's root beer, but again with the heavy and the fragile.
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on June 21st, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
I am now arme'd with knowledge, and something shall be done. :)

*wanders off to plotz*
 brightglancebrightglance on June 22nd, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
There's a shop in Dublin that sells lots of USian stuff, like Bisquick and so forth. I'm sure it has Crisco. I think by name it's actually a cheese shop ... seems to be The Big Cheese Co., Trinity St. (off Dame St).
kitmizkit on June 22nd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)

I shall have to investigate this! Thank you!
 brightglancebrightglance on June 22nd, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Warning: haven't been it in it in about a year so things could have changed. I suppose it's a deli really, with heavy emphasis on cheese, and for some reason has American stuff too (where most delis here have lots of Italian imported stuff). I remember thinking "well I know where to send anyone who wants to buy matzo".
ever so plucky: tonksaelfsciene on June 21st, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
I was actually thinking of you last night when I bleached my hair, as parts of it turned an odd greyish-white, which made me think, "Hm, I wonder if I'd get actual white if I bleached a second time?" o.O

When my hair is thrashed, I use Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner for a few days, which really seems to help; last night's toner was new stuff that I've decided I really don't like, and I was a bit worried about my hair, but it's bounced right back after application of the above. I could try to find a bottle of it to include with LA's box (which will also include your birthday present, late again), if you like!

Ooh, they also do a recovery hair mask that might do even better things. So let me know; it'll be a little bit of extra birthdayness, or something!

Hm, I need a Hair icon other than Tonks. I wonder if I could do an animated thingie that flashes through my own myriad hair colors?
kitmizkit on June 21st, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Couldn't hurt. My conditoner seems to be similar to that stuff, but it's not a Deep Recovery Mask. :) My hair's not doing too badly, all things considered, but I think I might get three or five inches chopped off at the end of 6 weeks.

Or I might not.

Hair is hard. O.O
T. Revst_rev on June 21st, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Didn't know you were playing CoH.
kit: comicsmizkit on June 21st, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
I started up again a week or so ago. I'm not much of a power player, so I've only got low-level characters, but I've got 'em on all the servers, pretty much. Anywhere/time you play in particular (I said, assuming this meant you played)?
T. Revst_rev on June 21st, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Mostly on Pinnacle, which is where a lot of the surlydinos are concentrated. I've been idle lately, waiting for them to sort out some of the bugs that I7 introduced. One level 41 and a smattering of low-level guys. My global ID is @Jack Diamond.
kitmizkit on June 22nd, 2006 08:21 am (UTC)
I've got a handful of new characters on Pinnacle right now, in fact. 5th-ish level. I'm @mizkit. I'll look for you. :)
Geek of Weird Shitgows on June 22nd, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Mmmm . . . I can never remember if you're exactly six months /older/ than I am, or six months /younger/. I always vote for younger.

Incorrectly, it now appears. *wink*
kitmizkit on June 22nd, 2006 08:20 am (UTC)
*laugh* Yes. I am your elder. Respect me as is my due. :) (I can never remember either. :))