Oct. 14th, 2006 11:00 pm
daniwithtea: (fuck your shit up (abu))
taking a break from cutting quilt pieces...mem stolen from [ profile] trinapink:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool ... (not much chance of that with my music collection)
Read more... )
daniwithtea: (Default)
If you leave a comment requesting a quick analysis, I will respond to you about the following..

1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3: I'll name something we should do together.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal so you can do the same for other people.
daniwithtea: (live fast (nobody's perfect) (lily))
The Rules:
1. You can only say YES or NO!
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone comments to the entry and asks.
Have you ever... )


Mar. 12th, 2006 10:59 am
daniwithtea: (feels good to be a gangsta)
getting ready to go look at our two favorite houses from last week and another one that an acquaintance of ours is selling...

i kicked ass at the gym this week, even went in on Saturday and did an hour of cardio - Mer had to hit the DMV, which is right up the street from my office, so I had her drop me off. I'm down to 208 from 234, and apparently it's at the point where it's noticeable, because I've had a few people comment on it.

and for a bit of randomness, a meme )
daniwithtea: (bunny love)
Stolen from, and created by, [ profile] bunnyjadwiga

Five phrases you use in everyday conversation that you have to explain to most people:
1. Lately, I've caught myself more and more omitting the phrase "to be" from my statements. "My hair needs cut." "The cat needs fed." "The laundry needs done." "My hand needs x-rayed."
2. "Mount the sauce." I am adding butter to my pan sauce just before serving. I am not sodomizing my food.
3. "Eye-dee-ten-tee error (ID10T) and "The problem is between the computer and the chair." End-user error.
4. "I'm doing Atkins" does not mean I'm only eating steak and butter. I'm also eating Savory Toasted Cheese.
5. "No, that's not my daughter, it's my sister. Really."

Things I don't generally use in public but I'll explain nonetheless:
1. "Trash the living room." Remove all the miscellaneous detritus from the living room floor and bag it.
2. "I'm going to lie down and turn my bed on. Do you want me to turn your bed on?" We have a dual-control heated mattress pad. Life is goooood.

Some oddballs:
Ham and beans, in my world, is ham stock, with ham, and green beans, and potatoes. Not that orange beany mush they serve in Chester County.
Similarly, Chicken *Pot Pie* is chicken stock, with chicken, and veggies, and large doughy noodles. Chicken *Pie* is chicken and veggies in gravy inside a pie crust. Chicken *Pot Pie* is made in a pot. Chicken *Pie* in made in a pie tin.

I know there's more stuff, most of it I'm sure from my PA Dutch roots, but I can't think of anything at the moment, and Veronica Mars starts soon. (No, I'm not addicted, why do you ask?)
daniwithtea: (fuck your shit up)
fairly good week so far. been spending time in the gym at work after work - did 10 min. elliptical & 30 min. (1.25 mi.) treadmill yesterday, and 10 min. elliptical & 30 min. (1.5 mi.) today. I'm going to email the gym bunny tomorrow to schedule time for her to set up a "program" for me - I'd love to start using the weights and stuff once my hand gets better. In general health-and-fitness news, I'm down 23 lbs since Jan. 1 - 234 to 211. Once I break the 200 mark, I'm treating myself to a Cadbury Cream Egg. Those little balls of sugar are my absolute favorite candy, and they are precisely the reason I fell off the low-carb wagon last year.

In house news, we have an appointment with our realtor on Saturday to look at the top 7 houses on our list, plus she said she'd look at the others and see if there were any worth seeing while we're out. We've also got the paperwork for preapproval, which we'll hopefully be filling out tonight. Very exciting.

And, in other randomness: a meme. )
daniwithtea: (you rock)
I'm ganking this, completely without permission, from [ profile] cadhla, because I think it kicks ass. If I get eaten alive by zombies, you'll know it's because I stole this idea and, well, I'm fairly certain Seanan has zombie connections. Read her original post here.

Here's the sitch:

People spend a lot of time on LJ bitching about themselves. But yanno what? We all fucking rock. So I want each and every one of you to tell me at least one reason why you rock. I don't care if I have no idea who you are, if you have no idea who I am - it doesn't matter. You all rock. Tell the world why. Anonymous posting is welcome, but I encourage synonymous posting, so the entire LJ world can see exactly who you are and why you kick ass.

To get the ball rolling, I'll start.
I treat my cat like the goddess that she is.
I pulled myself out of a near-deadly hellhole and learned how to really live.
And I make a mean pan sauce, bitch.


Feb. 10th, 2006 01:37 pm
daniwithtea: (buffy kitty)
nothing like procrastination....
daniwithtea: (i have nothing in my head)
I liked these questions, had to think answering them, and thought I'd pass them along.

stolen from [ profile] cadhla:

Getting to know you questions
1. What LJ interests, if any, are listed only by you? Can you tell me anything cool about 'em?
2. Do you have a favourite article of clothing or jewelry? What is it?
3. What are your favourite fandoms?
4. What would you most like to be doing, right at this moment?
5. Do you know what you're going to order before you go into a restaurant?
6. What's your favourite book? Why?
7. What is more important to you: something you do, or something you are? Explain.
8. Can you forgive without forgetting?
9. What have you been putting off so long that it makes you nervous just to think about it?
10. What should I know about you that I don't?

my answers, to be fair )
daniwithtea: (glasses 2)
1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Traveled for business (Phoenix and Orlando) presented at a sex workshop; had issues with self-confidence regarding sex; took a pilates class; saw a rheumatologist; gained a sister; saw Amy Ray in concert; got sucked into a non-Whedonverse fandom (Veronica Mars)
2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make any more for next year?
I didn't stick to the low-carb thing or FLYing, and I will be trying those again this coming year. Stay tuned for a post about the interesting office weight-loss plan soon.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Big yes to that. I gained a sister and a second cousin, with another cousin set to pop any day now.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My maternal grandfather died in February. A good friend Mike died a month or so ago.
5. What countries did you visit?
None other than the one I live in. States? New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Arizona, Florida.
6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Better health, enough confidence in my muscular ability to have sex on a normal basis.
7. What dates from 2005 will remain etched on your memory, and why?
October 13 - the day my sister was born. 4Q at work, when we pulled off several major projects at once, successfully. (Still finishing that one.) Jenne's laureling. Amy Ray singing Happy Birthday to me at the show.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting through everything at work without getting completely burned out or unstable.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not keeping as on top of healthy eating, money, and house stuff as I wanted to be.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
The usual stuff - fibro flares, back pain, a migraine or two. Oh, and the brain tumor scare.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
I really can't say.
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Mer, for putting up with me, especially through all this craziness at work; me, for coming through the year relatively unscathed.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
No comment.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills, paying off debt, quilting supplies, dinners at Max & Erma's, DVDs
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My sister; Jenne's laureling; Amy Ray concert; Serenity
16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
Firefly theme song, Veronica Mars theme song
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
b) fatter or thinner? fatter, but not by much.
c) richer or poorer? about the same.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Spent more time with friends up home
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I'll be working on Yule unfortunately. Christmas Day will be spent running between my dad's family, my mom's family, and my out-laws (Mer's family). But, I have several days off around the holiday where I don't have to travel, so I'll probably be watching Buffy.
21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
More in love with Mer every day.
22. How many one-night stands?
None, unfortunately.
23. What was your favorite TV program?
Currently airing? Veronica Mars, Good Eats, CSI.
On DVD? Firefly and Buffy.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
25. What was the best book you read?
There is no way I can remember everything I've read in the space of a year. Re-reading the Callahan's books was definitely a highlight, though.
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Boy Style by Booty Olympics, and the cover of I Will Survive by Cake.
27. What did you want and get?
Wireless networking.
28. What did you want and not get?
A house.
29. What was your favourite film this year?
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
We went to see Amy Ray at the Northstar, and she sang Happy Birthday to me. *big fucking grin*
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
See above comments about sex.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Trying to dress more on the business end of business casual at work as my responsibilities changed. Off-work? Flannelbutch, of course.
33. What kept you sane?
The wonderful snuggles of Boo and Meredith; the fact that the inner workings of my head actually work properly most days.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Well it's sort of obvious that I have a hard-on for Amy Ray, now isn't it?
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
I still haven't gotten over the reelection of W.
36. Who did you miss?
[ profile] bunnyjadwiga, [ profile] juergen, [ profile] maziemaus, Topher, and several old friends that I'm not in close contact with anymore.
37. Who was the best new person you met?
My brand new sister, of course. Plus lots of new people at NOLOSE.
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson from 2005:
Shared pain is lessoned; shared joy is increased. A lesson re-learned.
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up the year:
And I don't know just how you show such gentle disregard
For the ugly in me that I see
That for so long I took so hard
But I truly believe that you see the best in me
I'm enough for your love and that thought sets me free
Believe me if you can
I've finally come back to the House at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know - there's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
Back to the days of Pooh
daniwithtea: (plaid pride)
I don't have brain enough for an actual entry....

1. How can I tell if you are angry?
I snap at people around me, I yell, I throw fireballs (an energy thing).
2. How should I behave around you if you're angry?
If you know me well, you can try to talk me down; otherwise, stay the hell away.
3. How do you want me to behave when you are hurting emotionally? (How is it best to comfort you?
Let me vent, but recognize that it's emotional venting. Snuggles and hugs are also good.
4. Are there things we should ~not~ discuss?
If I'm upset, poking me about the things that are upsetting me is probably not a good idea.
5. How should I treat you if you are physically ill?
General ickiness - put me in a flannel shirt and give me a comfy place to lie down with my squishy down pillow; possibly some hot tea.
Depression - let me come out of it on my own.
Mania - let me clean; remind me to call my doctor if it lasts more than 2 days.
Fibro flare - pain medicine, pain patches, heat, hot bath, much flannel.
Migraine - don't say a word. seriously. catch me if i start to fall down, make sure i lay down someplace quiet and dark. get mer. if she's not available, find my zomig.
6. What makes you happy, that's in my power to grant as a friend?
Good food, good company, time alone, snuggles with my cat, flannel, hugs, snuggles, kissing
7. How would you like us to recognize your birthday?
Good wishes in my general direction are more than sufficient.
8. Are there any standing categories of presents that would be appropriate or unwelcome?
Don't give me sex/kink toys in the presence of my relatives. Flannel is always appropriate.
9. Are there times of the year that are difficult for you? Please explain if you are comfortable.
September is always bittersweet for me. I've had a lot of life-changing events happen in September, most notably my hospital stay. It's not a difficult time per se, but one of reflection.
10. Are there important anniversaries that we should recognize in your life?
Again, September.
11. Who are the most important people in your life to whom we should defer when making plans on your behalf?
[ profile] fuzzybutchkins and [ profile] bunnyjadwiga

Copy/answer/paste into your journal and save it as a public memory as "My Owner's Manual". It will make understanding each other perhaps easier? A stepping off point at least for our friendships, maybe?


Oct. 29th, 2005 04:12 pm
daniwithtea: (trick or treat)
taking a break from pre-nano, pre-cooking flylady-style cleaning to have a halloween party. (long) )


Oct. 6th, 2005 01:41 pm
daniwithtea: (i aim to misbehave)
yeah, i'm that caught-up at work, and waiting for the phone to ring is driving me crazy. so, memeage, ganked from [ profile] cristy74
cut for length )
As a random note, I pick up my new glasses today after work!
daniwithtea: (Default)
Go here. In the Search box, enter the year you graduated high school. The first item returned should be the 100 most popular songs
from that year. Cut and paste them into your journal. Bold the ones you like, underline your favorites, strike through the songs you loathe.

cut for posterity )
daniwithtea: (me and my pussy)
1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.
my answers )
daniwithtea: (she feels everything)
What was a short week in theory was a very long one. I worked a lot, too hard, and I lost it on Mer last night. I'm so fucking stressed over so much shit, and I was an ass and let it build up until I was a shaky, bawling mess. I'm better now, I guess, but there's still a part of me that wonders if I'm going to make it through the next few months with my sanity intact. I need to set limits for myself, boundaries in therapy speak, and remember that sometimes I just have to stop. I'm not built to work like a psycho, physically or mentally. I have to take care of myself. And reread this twenty times a day.

I need to remember to calm the fuck down, so this meme hits particularly close to home today. )

For tonight, fuck work. Fuck the NoLose presentation. Fuck the bills. Fuck the housework. Fuck the laundry.
I have ice cream, and two new Neopets Happy Meal toys, and a bunch of things on that list. And, most importantly, a kick-ass, patient girlfriend who sits next to me and listens to me rant and rave, holds me when I cry, and reads me to sleep when it needs doing.


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