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Realizing that I might be able to get a recommendation from a professor from undergrad who knows me decently well, rather than one from someone who doesn't really know me well, so I actually have two decent academic recommendations. And, when I pinged the professor, being remembered without prompting. (Yes, I sometimes forget that I'm memorable. Being poor at remembering people doesn't help, mind you)

Working on essays for grad school is startlingly easy, for the most part. (less so the parts where I feel like I do not know enough, but that's something that can be worked on.) I do sometimes forget that, while I don't really write stories, I am a decent writer. At least on a computer (I lose track of what I'm saying if it's on paper)

I may not yet be at a point where I'm adjusted to my sleep ability without ativan, but I am at least no longer getting up every hour or two during the night. (once or twice is much better than every hour or two!)

When I remember to take it, migraine meds _work_. (now we just need to make sure that I don't get addicted to the caffeine in them, since until I sleep better I need them every morning)

Hugs. Also, hugs.

Continuing to see [livejournal.com profile] jasra regularly.

Living with [livejournal.com profile] metahacker.

Living with [livejournal.com profile] galaneia.

Making tasty stir-fry with [livejournal.com profile] galaneia's help.

The sheer glee with which [livejournal.com profile] hfcougar reacts to NSPy's antics. Glee!

Kitty!

OMG, Cataclysm.

Inspiring [livejournal.com profile] starandrea.
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I am so very charmed. Charmed!

"“They have this tradition,” Jack offered, putting his hands in his pockets. “Nothing lasts forever, right? But you can choose to keep going. You can choose to change when someone else changes. You can choose to start over, when you have to.”

Jack pulled something out of his pocket, straightened up, and went down on one knee in front of Sky. He looked very smooth, but Sky saw his free hand go to the walkway. Steadying himself. So that was what you noticed at a time like this, Sky thought.

“Will you keep going with me?” Jack was saying. He held something up, in the safeties’ shadow but it caught the light from the door and Sky knew perfectly well what it was. “For as long as we can?”

“How long is that?” His voice sounded strange in his ears, uncertain and not strong at all. Not even slightly like someone who knew what they were doing.

“I hope for the rest of our lives,” Jack said. For once, he sounded completely serious. “But the ring’s not made of metal, Sky. It’s made of shell, and it’ll break. Just like us. We’ll get mad, we’ll fight, something will happen and one or both of us won’t be the same. We’ll have to make this choice, over and over again. To keep going. To stay with each other.

“Nothing lasts forever,” Jack repeated, “and one promise isn’t gonna be enough. It’s gonna take a lot of them. Not one big promise at the beginning, but lots of little ones, all along the way. It’ll probably be a lot of work. But I’m ready to do it if you are.”" And Choose Again

Except that I would totally break a shell ring _way_ too often and easily. But charmed!
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I am so very charmed. Charmed!

"“They have this tradition,” Jack offered, putting his hands in his pockets. “Nothing lasts forever, right? But you can choose to keep going. You can choose to change when someone else changes. You can choose to start over, when you have to.”

Jack pulled something out of his pocket, straightened up, and went down on one knee in front of Sky. He looked very smooth, but Sky saw his free hand go to the walkway. Steadying himself. So that was what you noticed at a time like this, Sky thought.

“Will you keep going with me?” Jack was saying. He held something up, in the safeties’ shadow but it caught the light from the door and Sky knew perfectly well what it was. “For as long as we can?”

“How long is that?” His voice sounded strange in his ears, uncertain and not strong at all. Not even slightly like someone who knew what they were doing.

“I hope for the rest of our lives,” Jack said. For once, he sounded completely serious. “But the ring’s not made of metal, Sky. It’s made of shell, and it’ll break. Just like us. We’ll get mad, we’ll fight, something will happen and one or both of us won’t be the same. We’ll have to make this choice, over and over again. To keep going. To stay with each other.

“Nothing lasts forever,” Jack repeated, “and one promise isn’t gonna be enough. It’s gonna take a lot of them. Not one big promise at the beginning, but lots of little ones, all along the way. It’ll probably be a lot of work. But I’m ready to do it if you are.”" And Choose Again

Except that I would totally break a shell ring _way_ too often and easily. But charmed!
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Today, I overflow with love.

Means there's a goofy half smile on my face for no obvious reason, and may make co-workers nervous. But it also means that I'm in a good mood.

I approve. I do!

And for those of you who don't read [livejournal.com profile] metahacker (why don't you? I reference him often enough!), go read this post. Because I said so. And because it's pretty. No, really!

And, in conclusion, I shall sound an awful lot like [livejournal.com profile] starandrea! ♥ to you all. Lots of ♥!

(this post brought to you by anti-migraine meds taken early enough in the day, light box use, and just general happy)

And now, I go pester a co-worker a lot.
wispfox: (Default)
Today, I overflow with love.

Means there's a goofy half smile on my face for no obvious reason, and may make co-workers nervous. But it also means that I'm in a good mood.

I approve. I do!

And for those of you who don't read [livejournal.com profile] metahacker (why don't you? I reference him often enough!), go read this post. Because I said so. And because it's pretty. No, really!

And, in conclusion, I shall sound an awful lot like [livejournal.com profile] starandrea! ♥ to you all. Lots of ♥!

(this post brought to you by anti-migraine meds taken early enough in the day, light box use, and just general happy)

And now, I go pester a co-worker a lot.
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*finds small green shiny star on her stairs* *is reminded of [livejournal.com profile] starandrea*
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*finds small green shiny star on her stairs* *is reminded of [livejournal.com profile] starandrea*
wispfox: (calm)
Via [livejournal.com profile] starandrea, A Complaint-Free World.

I don't actually have any idea how often I complain, nor where the line is between saying things because they are true but possibly so often it's a complaint (even if it's because I'm failing to consciously notice that there is something bothering me, and that's why I keep saying it). So this could be interesting. (so could wearing it when driving or on the computer, what with my wrist things getting in the way)

I'm getting 5, so I can give one to some local people, if wanted.
wispfox: (calm)
Via [livejournal.com profile] starandrea, A Complaint-Free World.

I don't actually have any idea how often I complain, nor where the line is between saying things because they are true but possibly so often it's a complaint (even if it's because I'm failing to consciously notice that there is something bothering me, and that's why I keep saying it). So this could be interesting. (so could wearing it when driving or on the computer, what with my wrist things getting in the way)

I'm getting 5, so I can give one to some local people, if wanted.

Joy is...

Apr. 14th, 2008 12:32 pm
wispfox: (calm)
... seeing [livejournal.com profile] ayalanya during her visit to the area, even if she was utterly exhausted. But still cuddleable!

... Peter Mayer in concert.

... many, many, many hugs. Many lovely people. A brief appearance at a party. Dinner. A concert.

... playing silly games with a sweetie who was actually the one at the controls.

"Try aiming the hawk at the bees nest!" *pause* "Wait, that worked?! Huh!"

"Hey, there's something moving over there!" *pause while waiting for the hawk to arrive again* *aiming the hawk at the moving thing* "Hey, the hawk got something!"

"I don't know how to fish." *startled pause* "You don't? Huh!" *explaining how to fish, generally and in the context of the game's mechanics*

These were very small fish. Perch-sized, if I'm not mis-remembering both the name and the size (fished a fair amount as a kid).

... being awake and bouncy, even though I got not enough sleep (for good reason!) Friday night.

... dancing in my seat, because I like the music Just That Much. Knowing much of it well helps, too, even if I entirely failed to not sing (quietly) along with the ones I knew.

... sunlight outside today. And some of Saturday. And some of Sunday.

... random group hugs. And dragging other people into them.

... wandering around outside on a call with a sweetie.

... being able to go outside randomly without it being too damn cold every time.

... hugging and being pet by people I've not seen in too long. I really do need to go to the next Psinging.

... randomly chatty emails.

... having my hair played with.

... playing with people's hair.

... entertaining people with a fiberoptic glowy hair thing.

... being awakened by a sweetie. And then by being cuddled by a cuddly sweetie and sweetie's sweetie. Even if I was horribly tired and not wanting to get up. :)

... randamly being physically-affectionate with people I love. And that to me in turn.

... [livejournal.com profile] starandrea twice in two weekends!

... borrowing a sweetie's jacket who is 8 inches taller makes me laugh, because the sleeve length is truly absurd.

... clothing that smells of a sweetie.

... a truly excellent weekend, insufficient sleep and all.

Joy is...

Apr. 14th, 2008 12:32 pm
wispfox: (calm)
... seeing [livejournal.com profile] ayalanya during her visit to the area, even if she was utterly exhausted. But still cuddleable!

... Peter Mayer in concert.

... many, many, many hugs. Many lovely people. A brief appearance at a party. Dinner. A concert.

... playing silly games with a sweetie who was actually the one at the controls.

"Try aiming the hawk at the bees nest!" *pause* "Wait, that worked?! Huh!"

"Hey, there's something moving over there!" *pause while waiting for the hawk to arrive again* *aiming the hawk at the moving thing* "Hey, the hawk got something!"

"I don't know how to fish." *startled pause* "You don't? Huh!" *explaining how to fish, generally and in the context of the game's mechanics*

These were very small fish. Perch-sized, if I'm not mis-remembering both the name and the size (fished a fair amount as a kid).

... being awake and bouncy, even though I got not enough sleep (for good reason!) Friday night.

... dancing in my seat, because I like the music Just That Much. Knowing much of it well helps, too, even if I entirely failed to not sing (quietly) along with the ones I knew.

... sunlight outside today. And some of Saturday. And some of Sunday.

... random group hugs. And dragging other people into them.

... wandering around outside on a call with a sweetie.

... being able to go outside randomly without it being too damn cold every time.

... hugging and being pet by people I've not seen in too long. I really do need to go to the next Psinging.

... randomly chatty emails.

... having my hair played with.

... playing with people's hair.

... entertaining people with a fiberoptic glowy hair thing.

... being awakened by a sweetie. And then by being cuddled by a cuddly sweetie and sweetie's sweetie. Even if I was horribly tired and not wanting to get up. :)

... randamly being physically-affectionate with people I love. And that to me in turn.

... [livejournal.com profile] starandrea twice in two weekends!

... borrowing a sweetie's jacket who is 8 inches taller makes me laugh, because the sleeve length is truly absurd.

... clothing that smells of a sweetie.

... a truly excellent weekend, insufficient sleep and all.

Arisia

Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:14 am
wispfox: (my hat is fuzzy!)
I can, indeed, switch my brain into a state where I can be intensely social for long periods of time. But it requires me to not need to keep track of time, makes me _very_ flighty (counteracted by being cuddled), not great at self care, and makes non-highly-social activities not things I want to be doing (so I made it to no panels at all, and played very few games). It also requires that I have people I am utterly comfortable with clinging to/cuddling with reasonably easily available. It also makes me _way_ less good at being aware that I am not seeing as much of people as I might like, if I'm seeing them at all and I _am_ getting time with comfortably cuddly people. It also means that I start getting less able to handle touch from those I'm not as comfortable with. And starts meaning my impulse control goes away (although that may have been insufficient sleep).

I have done this before (when I met [livejournal.com profile] the_xtina and [livejournal.com profile] cos, and went to the housewarming where I knew no one), but it's been a long time, and I didn't really understand then how to make it last without huge cost. Now I have more data. :)

So! Arisia mathmatics:

cutting is kind )

Arisia

Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:14 am
wispfox: (my hat is fuzzy!)
I can, indeed, switch my brain into a state where I can be intensely social for long periods of time. But it requires me to not need to keep track of time, makes me _very_ flighty (counteracted by being cuddled), not great at self care, and makes non-highly-social activities not things I want to be doing (so I made it to no panels at all, and played very few games). It also requires that I have people I am utterly comfortable with clinging to/cuddling with reasonably easily available. It also makes me _way_ less good at being aware that I am not seeing as much of people as I might like, if I'm seeing them at all and I _am_ getting time with comfortably cuddly people. It also means that I start getting less able to handle touch from those I'm not as comfortable with. And starts meaning my impulse control goes away (although that may have been insufficient sleep).

I have done this before (when I met [livejournal.com profile] the_xtina and [livejournal.com profile] cos, and went to the housewarming where I knew no one), but it's been a long time, and I didn't really understand then how to make it last without huge cost. Now I have more data. :)

So! Arisia mathmatics:

cutting is kind )
wispfox: (happy)
Y'know... I'm really damn lucky.

I have the world's bestest roommate (really, any other roommate(s) have one hell of a set of shoes to fill), who I barely knew when she came to live with me. And yet, it worked out well, even when my wrists got stupid at me and she suddenly had a bunch of extra things to do because I could no longer do them.

World's purryest cat. And sufficiently _unlike_ Ash that I rarely have attacks of 'but you're not _my_ cat!'.

I have a job that, while it is part of the problem with my wrists, also understands the problem (possibly better than most medical professionals. Sigh) and works with me around it. And I'm improving. And I make enough money that I can _afford_ the various things that allow me to keep working and also improving.

I have many, many wonderful people in my life, even though some of them are far away and I don't see them often. I am loved, and understood far better than I'd ever have expected to be possible.

I am living in a time when it's _possible_ for me to have met all these people (all? of them I met through the internet, one way or another), to not be completely debilitated by my brain brokennesses, and indeed to have some of those brokennesses actively useful for my job. Where my difficulty with spoken communication can be worked around, and improved upon. Where being born 12 weeks early was not a death sentence. Where I could figure out various of the ways in which I am unusual by finding others similarly unusual online in email lists and newsgroups and such, and discussing things with them. Where I could get my first degree-related job while still _in_ school, because I was involved with a linux users group and friends from there happened to work at a place that was hiring.

Yeah. I? Am damn lucky. And sometimes it's nice to point that out. Perhaps especially when I'm underslept and stressed from work and the insufficiency of direct light.
wispfox: (happy)
Y'know... I'm really damn lucky.

I have the world's bestest roommate (really, any other roommate(s) have one hell of a set of shoes to fill), who I barely knew when she came to live with me. And yet, it worked out well, even when my wrists got stupid at me and she suddenly had a bunch of extra things to do because I could no longer do them.

World's purryest cat. And sufficiently _unlike_ Ash that I rarely have attacks of 'but you're not _my_ cat!'.

I have a job that, while it is part of the problem with my wrists, also understands the problem (possibly better than most medical professionals. Sigh) and works with me around it. And I'm improving. And I make enough money that I can _afford_ the various things that allow me to keep working and also improving.

I have many, many wonderful people in my life, even though some of them are far away and I don't see them often. I am loved, and understood far better than I'd ever have expected to be possible.

I am living in a time when it's _possible_ for me to have met all these people (all? of them I met through the internet, one way or another), to not be completely debilitated by my brain brokennesses, and indeed to have some of those brokennesses actively useful for my job. Where my difficulty with spoken communication can be worked around, and improved upon. Where being born 12 weeks early was not a death sentence. Where I could figure out various of the ways in which I am unusual by finding others similarly unusual online in email lists and newsgroups and such, and discussing things with them. Where I could get my first degree-related job while still _in_ school, because I was involved with a linux users group and friends from there happened to work at a place that was hiring.

Yeah. I? Am damn lucky. And sometimes it's nice to point that out. Perhaps especially when I'm underslept and stressed from work and the insufficiency of direct light.
wispfox: (blanket)
Work just got busy at me (mostly because I'd been waiting on stuff, and now I'm Not Waiting). It's totally getting all (or damn near) of my available wrist usage for the uncertain future, because of this. (hopefully, strength work next week will be able to start up again. And hopefully my documentation for work has slightly better grammar than the previous sentence)

[livejournal.com profile] starandrea charmed the hell out of me.

And I found a neat toy because some of my pictures were tagged for potential inclusion for a different city of said toy.

Also? Tired.

Also? I think I may have too many days in a row of doing stuff this week, and may fail to make it to a halloween/housewarming/anniversay party Saturday night (right now, the concept of attending is a Very Very Bad Idea; this may change).
wispfox: (blanket)
Work just got busy at me (mostly because I'd been waiting on stuff, and now I'm Not Waiting). It's totally getting all (or damn near) of my available wrist usage for the uncertain future, because of this. (hopefully, strength work next week will be able to start up again. And hopefully my documentation for work has slightly better grammar than the previous sentence)

[livejournal.com profile] starandrea charmed the hell out of me.

And I found a neat toy because some of my pictures were tagged for potential inclusion for a different city of said toy.

Also? Tired.

Also? I think I may have too many days in a row of doing stuff this week, and may fail to make it to a halloween/housewarming/anniversay party Saturday night (right now, the concept of attending is a Very Very Bad Idea; this may change).
wispfox: (happy gir)
party quotes, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] starandrea.

And, since I forgot to link before now, [livejournal.com profile] jasra posted party pictures, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] jasra's camera and [livejournal.com profile] majes and [livejournal.com profile] australian_joe.

Mmm. Last week was very good, socially, even if [livejournal.com profile] australian_joe did fly back to Australia mid-week ([livejournal.com profile] mactavish and [livejournal.com profile] deyo make for good distractions, likely at least partly because I see them so rarely and am so fond of them).
wispfox: (happy gir)
party quotes, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] starandrea.

And, since I forgot to link before now, [livejournal.com profile] jasra posted party pictures, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] jasra's camera and [livejournal.com profile] majes and [livejournal.com profile] australian_joe.

Mmm. Last week was very good, socially, even if [livejournal.com profile] australian_joe did fly back to Australia mid-week ([livejournal.com profile] mactavish and [livejournal.com profile] deyo make for good distractions, likely at least partly because I see them so rarely and am so fond of them).

[social]

Oct. 16th, 2006 10:21 am
wispfox: (happy)
Very good party. I am well pleased. And amused at how often "it's not that kind of party" was stated. Apparently, at least based on the frequency of reminders of it not being, it _should_ have at least involved cloven oranges. Go figure. (the idea _was_ suggested beforehand, mind, but not before I'd made the guest list. I'm not completely sure that everyone there would have been ok with that, and would have wanted it explicitly stated in the invite as a possibility) (and I would have overstimmed even more quickly!)

Very _very_ tired. I suspect that lots of partyness - while very good - both contributed to me getting overstimmed (so pretty tired until I got some quiet cuddling time), and to having lots to want to talk about once I stopped being overstimed. This combines poorly with me actually sleeping well.

I was very easily distracted. And apparently surprisingly easy to make blush. And, um, having three of the four people I'm dating be at the party was also very distracting (and possibly part of why it might have accidentally turned _into_ that kind of party, had I not explicitly said beforehand that it was not intended to be). (what _is_ it with me having people I date not living nearby, for the most part? :)

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