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[livejournal.com profile] metahacker, hugging me: "You're only fuzzy in one direction!"
Me: What am I in the other direction?
metahacker: "yzzuF!"
Me: *giggling for many minutes*
metahacker, to [livejournal.com profile] galaneia: I got her!
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Sleeping until 4p and only getting up because [livejournal.com profile] metahacker waited until i did. Also, holy congestion, Batman!

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It just occurred to me that the trouble I have remembering/recognizing words relating to architecture could be that I have nothing to associate them to in my head. If I have no visual memory, there's nothing for them to attach to, and using descriptions loses a lot of information.

I wonder if that's actually what's going on, or if it's yet another manifestation of my trouble remembering words for very specific objects (yes, including proper nouns), especially if there is no obvious link to what little Latin I still remember. It's easier to remember words I've seen rather than only heard, though.

Or, I suppose, trouble remembering words at all - given how often I end up flailing and saying 'thingy!' or 'that... thing!'. :) Sometimes it's amazing that I can actually communicate anything!

(I'm much better at remembering where things are in relation to other things, at least small scale. This is probably why we have a front (sitting/living) room, a dining room, and a back (sitting/living) room, at least according to me)

This brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] galaneia referring to a part of a building using a term with which I was unfamiliar. This is a common problem on my part, and she and [livejournal.com profile] metahacker seem to know and use a lot of terminology to describe buildings and parts of buildings.
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Or perhaps "because humans"? Conversation with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker resulted in me trying to figure this out. :)

I think there's a certain amount of 'this thing that someone/a group of people is doing or has done confuses me immensely and thus I feel like an alien.' Probably see 'autism spectrum', I R on it, here.

Also, some 'this thing bothers me and it comes up too often for me to put any brain space into it right now.' Usually sexism, I think.

I don't think I use it to suggest that this is a thing that people - all people - do and I just need to accept that. I am aware that other people do use it this way!

I may use 'because cat' in that kind of way, though. Hmm... even that may be more of a case of "this is a thing that only makes sense because you are a cat", rather than "and every cat does this thing that you are doing right now".

Do any of you use a phrase something like this? And if so, what do you mean by it?
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But _boy_ do I have the donwannas. Probably mostly because I spent most of my weekend playing catchup from being sick. Not enough time outside, not enough time with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker and not enough time _not working_.

Annoying that getting colds usually means I'm sick for a week. *sigh*

Plus side? Not sick anymore. Got _some_ time with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker. Got a massage from [livejournal.com profile] jay_bud which helped push a bunch of kidney stones through (also ow) and the sickness, too. Rescheduled time with [livejournal.com profile] weegoddess. Did a remote date with [livejournal.com profile] jasra and given that her work is eating her time, possibly good that it was remote! Rescheduled therp for next week, which means that they are no longer happening the same week as [livejournal.com profile] jasra visits. Get to spend time later this week with [livejournal.com profile] ratatosk outside of parties or Psinging for the first time in _years_ (yay, reconnecting!). Will be seeing [livejournal.com profile] randysmith next week, also outside of parties or Psinging. Get to IM with [livejournal.com profile] deyo every so often.

World of Warcraft is still fun, when I have time to play! The yard is still a lovely place to spent time, although we _really_ need to get a chair that isn't losing its seat. [livejournal.com profile] metahacker got a chin-up bar. Yep, I'm out of shape, but it'll be fun to play with and perhaps get into better shape with.

That was a lot of names!

I exist!

Feb. 20th, 2014 08:10 pm
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I exist, even in mid-February.

It's true!

Read more... )
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He was a stray who was caught when his foster was trying to catch another kitty, because she never thought she could catch him. He purred madly when she came to check the trap, and his tale with humans was started.

I may try to make a second post with photos, but not right now.

long. )
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Had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker, [livejournal.com profile] galaneia, and a visiting [livejournal.com profile] omly, which was lovely.

Then lovely cuddles with a very sleepy [livejournal.com profile] omly during various chattings among the four of us, and some of [livejournal.com profile] ayalanya's jar cakes. Then [livejournal.com profile] omly returned home with the help of a briefly visiting [livejournal.com profile] salvbard.

Soon, bed.
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Had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker, [livejournal.com profile] galaneia, and a visiting [livejournal.com profile] omly, which was lovely.

Then lovely cuddles with a very sleepy [livejournal.com profile] omly during various chattings among the four of us, and some of [livejournal.com profile] ayalanya's jar cakes. Then [livejournal.com profile] omly returned home with the help of a briefly visiting [livejournal.com profile] salvbard.

Soon, bed.
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Got to see and be at least a little cuddly with [livejournal.com profile] underwatercolor, [livejournal.com profile] weegoddess, [livejournal.com profile] minerva42, and a couple of people who have no lj that I am aware of.

And then, today, 4 hours of quiet chatting and some cuddling with [livejournal.com profile] weegoddess, who also got to chat with [livejournal.com profile] galaneia a fair bit. :)

And, [livejournal.com profile] metahacker was kind enough to help with my "I am so low on cuddle and now aware of it oh god I can't sleep" problems late last night. It's like opening a door and finding a Gaping Chasm Of Doom (or, in this case, painfully aching need for touch)! I definitely need more people to cuddle with regularly, though, as it can be a bit hard on him to only really have [livejournal.com profile] metahacker to get cuddles from. Like if he's overpeopled or it's too warm or whatever, you know?

Tomorrow, start volunteering at the lab I'm going to be helping with. Should be good, and it'll be nice to figure out a reasonable schedule (likely not full time, since that's not great for me when I am being paid, let alone when not,). Will also start trying to figure out where to apply to, no matter how much I do not want to apply agaaaaaain.

Did a bit of painting of the porch railing, with more to come. [livejournal.com profile] metahacker finished painting the trim in the back room, and adjusted the arrangement of the furniture in that room. It looks fabulous, I think.
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Yay, not sick. And hey, a reset on how much food I eat isn't all bad, either.

Unfortunately, winter decided to remind me that hey, I am still seasonally depressed, even if it is mostly under control. Similarly unfortunately, I have still not found a useful replacement for the uppers source that was World of Warcraft for me for years. I am displeased that this appears to translate to trying to find tasty things to put into my mouth, even if I am not hungry. Need WoW replacement!

School back in session. Did not make short list for PhD program at Brandeis, which means that I shall need to find a job in the psych research field for a year when I finish my masters, then figure out where I can and should apply to. On the plus side, if I manage to find a job in the field, I will have more flexibility to handle the possibility that the places I wish to apply to are not at the time accepting PhD students. Also, the possibility that where I do find to apply does not accept me.

Even so, though. Tired of applying. Tired of having to figure out what I'm doing every damn year, and applying to schools every year.

Less down than I was, though, thanks to time with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker tonight.
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In my office, there is shelving!

Shelving glee!
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Natural break in my work, and a need to leave in a few minutes means that I actually have time to write a post! Shock!

because it's polite! )
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If you were looking for functional, simple and eye-pleasing, sturdy outdoor furniture that didn't cost an absurd amount, where would you look?

Both for a third floor deck and a small patch of lawn/patio?

I realize this is a very general question, so maybe [livejournal.com profile] galaneia and [livejournal.com profile] metahacker will chime in. :)

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And some humidity, but hey.

cut because it got long )

link!

Mar. 26th, 2011 08:26 pm
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My sweetie [livejournal.com profile] metahacker posted "Boys don't know how to say no (to sex)".

You should go read!

Especially if you've any awareness of the user who accused Dragon Age II of not properly catering for the straight male gamer, but that was more the trigger than the point.
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Many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] whispercricket, [livejournal.com profile] teinedreugan, and [livejournal.com profile] jasra for packing help yesterday, and to [livejournal.com profile] hfcougar for pre-painting wall cleaning today! I keep having an urge to thank people when I see them; when you consider that I live with [livejournal.com profile] hfcougar, it turns out that I have to bite my tongue a lot or risk being annoying.

But help! Yay help! And company! (which I also have sometimes when [livejournal.com profile] metahacker and I pack things together, like today. :)

In theeeeory, [livejournal.com profile] galaneia returns tomorrow. In practice we'll see; they've said this for three days now.
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Both in our house specifically, and in terms of not renting. :) No real order.

A fan in the bathrooms with showers in them.

Enough space in the kitchen for more than one person to be preparing themselves food.

Having an office separate from my bedroom.

Being able to plan what should go where, both for my rooms and for shared rooms, separately and as a group.

Learning how to do more things around the house, and being _able_ to do more things around the house.

Garden!

Large tub in the first floor bathroom with which to sooth my frequently cranky muscles.

Being able to paint my room and office as I like, with the caveat that I don't want to make either [livejournal.com profile] metahacker or [livejournal.com profile] galaneia unhappy about my color choices. This is not currently seeming to be a likely problem. :)

Lots of space, including a guest room! (albeit on the top floor)

Eventually a woodshop which I get to help out in! (I like making things, but making things is difficult when one has no spatial awareness. So I'm a good helper, if people are good at explaining what needs to happen without relying on spatial awareness)

Getting to know our neighbors. :)

Ok, enough for now. Back to things which need done before I head out for therapy!

(also, having two houses to shovel is a lot of shoveling. Esp with the fact that the new house has a roof deck!)
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It's becoming rather clear just how much my previous job was eating my brain, and not in healthy ways.

Went to Psinging and an End of Summer party this weekend, and I'm happily and comfortably social again! I mean, yes, part of it is season. However, I was not nearly this socially energetic for many years previous in summertime. I'm sure part is also my travels, mind you.

There were many people I've not seen in a while, and not just because I was wandering around for three months. And, while definitely tired when we got home, I stayed happily much into the firespinning part of the party.

It's not fun having no spending money, to be sure. But I _have_ enough money to not work for 2.5 years, and spending this year trying to improve my chances of getting in - rather than getting wait-listed - seems a good use of my time. It also means that the time and energy I will need to spend to apply again will be _available_ and not so intensely stressful as last year.

It's such a relief to no longer be working at a job that was never expected to be a long-term thing. Sure, I'm good at QA. That doesn't mean it's good for me. And my volunteering job, where I'm helping with research, is _fantastic_. I truly enjoy the process of collecting and exploring data, even when it's not my own research. I may even be to the point soon of being able to help with data collection without the researcher present, which means that I can help with that part when she's in the class that she's TA'ing.

Theoretically, we will be figuring out a set schedule for me soon, so that I have a chance of doing some work on the side so I have spending money again. Discussions with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker strongly suggest that I should be figuring out ways to tutor people. Not clear yet on what to do, how, or with whom, but there are leads to follow.

Unrelatedly, discussions with my parents while I was visiting them indicate that I have brain records at Mass General. I really need to print out their form to try to get ahold of those, as I'm curious! I apparently had a very very studied brain as a young child.

Now, I shall see about getting ahold of post-David Tennant season of Doctor Who. *is behind*

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