ceitfianna: (tea and a book)
My morning started off strange, I lost another right contact lens, which always leaves me off. I like wearing contacts but there are times I hate putting them on especially when I don't wake up when I wanted to. I'm still working on the Valentine's Day prompts and hope to post them this weekend as I have ideas and want them to be good.

Everything at Milliways is making me feel busy and happen. I love when plots come together and I get chances to have wonderful unexpected threads and to see what happens. There's a decent sized list of housekeeping of journals that I have to do in terms of OOMs and paid accounts but those will get done.

For now I'm going to do another round of this new variation on the question meme:

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.
Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.


Seven questions from [personal profile] minkhollow
7 Answers )

Questions from [personal profile] ladysingsthe

1. What is your favorite thing to do when it's cold and wet out?
Get a big mug of tea, a good book and ignore the world.

2. When you're stressed, what relaxes you?
Venting, a good vent clears the air for me. Then I do something that has nothing to do with why I'm stressed but gets me moving. I find cooking can be one of my best stress relievers as it involves chopping, stirring, considering spices and by the time I'm done, I'm past what's bothering me. Other times going on a walk or a drive, just getting out of being in the space where I'm stressed does wonders for me. Whenever I'm stressed, I have this bad habit of overthinking and creating bad thought spirals so getting myself to do something physical short circuits them.

3. Do you believe in ghosts or anything paranormal?
I do, but I don't tend to talk about them a lot. My mother and I both read the tarot and see omens and answers in the not most obvious places. My father is a scientist so we don't really discuss those things too much with him, but I do believe that there's more out there than what's visible.

4. What's one thing you want to do or learn, but haven't yet?
It's hard to pick just one thing for this. I want to learn Tai Chi and a new type of dance for me.

5. What types of music do you gravitate towards?
Music that tells stories. I have a rather large collection of country music because I liked it when I was younger due to the stories. Now I also listen to folk, alternative and really anything with a story that clicks with me. Also music that I can move to, I adore Baroque music, soundtracks and musicals as there's a sense in them of this music wants you to be active.

6. If you could have three wishes, with let's assume no perverse incentives/loophole-seeking genies, what would the wishes be?
1-A job at a public library that's not too far from people I know where I get to spend my days getting kids excited about books.
2-A guy in my life who just wants to be with me.
3-Money to take an amazing US road trip or a trip around Europe.

7. Are you a dog person, cat person, or another kind of person entirely?
Cat person. I grew up with cats and whenever I get to visit someone with cats, I feel really happy. Though I'd consider myself a dog aunt as I love to see them when I don't have to take care of them full time.
ceitfianna: (Default)
I always find it interesting to do this year in review meme so I'm going to post it as my sister in law and nieces play hearts. Life is feeling pretty good at this point. My banking stuff is finally sorted after another phone call where someone reversed the overdraft charges and sped up my credit for stolen money. It's progress which I'm grateful for.

Also I've created mirror journals for all of my RP ones though the only differences is that Tiwa and Jane's journals don't have their underscores. I started some of the imports but then realized that honestly those can wait as with some of them that will be a project. Today was wonderful, our family went for a walk out by Cape Henlopen and I split off at one point and had a nice quiet second half of the walk and took some gorgeous pictures along with having an idea for a fic. The afternoon has been lazy and since the weather in Delaware is amazingly good, my father set up the chiminea we have outside so the girls could have s'mores.

We spent some nice time being chilly, drinking wine and eating sugar, I also took some good pictures. I love having my family close and discovering my brother and I have very similar music tastes as he gave me a playlist full of Ryan Adams. Currently there's lamb cooking in the oven and lots of delicious wine. I hope everyone's New Year is wonderful. I feel blessed to have spent this year with all of you and hopefully next year I can meet more of you.

Looking back on 2011 )
ceitfianna: (Amalric with a camera)
Summer has truly hit in Michigan, the weather is in the 80s and beautiful though humid. I'm still trying to find a good sleep schedule as I think I'm adjusting to the heat. So I end up staying up far too late and then have trouble sleeping.

The night before last I had a dream that has stuck with me, I was visiting a workplace or a school, it wasn't really clear, but I fit in incredibly well. At the end of my time there all the guys who were there asked for me ways to keep in touch but at some point what they wrote down wasn't email addresses or numbers. This meant I had to ask them again and I woke up feeling disappointed and wondering if I can find a place like that.

In good news, I'm enjoying figuring out what to do for my birthday and planning to see X-Men: First Class soon. The reviews and things people have been posting make me hopeful that it will be another fun summer movie.

Now to post more pictures, this batch is going to be flowers and some beautiful birds and critters that I've seen.


I'm not sure what kind of tree this is but these flowers caught my eye.

Bright, Blooming World )
ceitfianna: (Dean and Anna love hurts)
Today has been a day when I just didn't feel all here, but my database group seems to be doing okay. I worried about not being in last week, but I think we have a plan and we'll do okay. Our project is smaller than other peoples and this project will get done before my other two. So that's something good. Otherwise I just feel worn out and I know its going to get worse before it gets better.

While I know the Classics' department is looking for something for me, registration is coming up and I'd love to have that stuff sorted before the end of the semester. I'm just not sure at what point do I say, thank you, but I'll just do one of the other courses I found.

In nicer news, it sounds like my family might come out to visit in late June and I'm going to try and plan at least one or two weekend trips during the summer to see people if I can.

Now for the last day of this meme, which is a complicated one. I'm not sure how this is going to go, but I've enjoyed doing this meme and how its made me think.

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets


Love lifts us up )

I hope these make sense to anyone who's not me and please feel free to ask me questions since today I feel rather cotton wooled.
ceitfianna: (Star Trek dare to dream)
Today was quiet, my database course is the only I can comfortably miss a class because she doesn't take attendance and makes good slides. I try not to miss a lot of things since the semesters are so packed here but I think I'm going to pass this class even if I miss two. This morning I woke up and was just sore and the thought of not only being on campus for a while but hauling my big laptop around made me decide to just not.

Instead I emailed with the Classics' department and there was progress until one of the people I emailed with said oh these classes are for the fall. For context, the email I sent out had as the subject Summer Graduate Courses, on Friday I'm going to meet with one of these advisors and see if I can figure out something. I would be so happy if I could translate Greek and get credit for it.

Day One: Pride - Seven great things about yourself
Day Two: Envy - Seven things you lack and covet
Day Three: Wrath - Seven things that piss you off
Day Four: Sloth - Seven things you neglect to do
Day Five: Greed - Seven worldly material desires
Day Six: Gluttony - Seven guilty pleasures
Day Seven: Lust - Seven love secrets


I wish.. )

Again this meme took me in some unexpected directions, its odd how somehow sins are good at bringing out parts of ourselves we don't always look at.
ceitfianna: (poppies)
Last night ended up slightly better than the day, in my History of the Book class, we looked at amazing books and manuscripts. The new director of the Special Collections' library showed us around and we ended by talking about transitions to new formats, which I always find interesting. Now this class makes me want to write, I'm constantly scirbbling bits of poetry and things down during it. So I'm going to write them up here.

The first is an idea that snuck up on me of transposing Robin Hood to around the WWI era. I think it came about because [livejournal.com profile] ashen_key and I were wondering about where would Will fit in a more modern world. So he's over in Mixed Muses and I wrote this little snippet.

The Sherwood Foresters )

The next bit is just some poetry mainly about words. I don't know if this is connected to the other poetry or not. Sometimes I just write things and this time I decided to share them.

I dream of words. )

In other news, J, a fun geek guy that's been in a lot of my classes let me know that my homework for Thursday morning class needed to be printed. He's someone I'd like to hang out with at some point, but I feel like the part of me that knows how to ask guys out got lost.

My printer now has ink and I did the work today after an interesting IP course. The only thing is that I feel like I haven't really woken up at all today. I actually woke up around 4:30 am or some horrid hour thinking I'd slept through the day. I even got ready to get dressed before double checking the time and falling far into sleep. I will get to class on time tomorrow, but I'd appreciate it if my body would sort itself out.
ceitfianna: (beach scene)
I think I have defeated whatever cold was trying to get me. I slept nice and late after waking up at 8 am as my body went, but I thought there was class. Now I feel pretty much healthy and so I'm going to do this meme that's floating around. Last seen over on [livejournal.com profile] mmexlibris.

27 Questions )
ceitfianna: (Dean and Anna love hurts)
I just had one of those dreams, which felt so real and I didn't want to wake up. For some reason it took place at Harvard, where I was going to look into a PHD program. I'm not sure why I was going there or investigating a PHD, but somehow I'd been accepted so my parents and drove there.

Now there was an awesome building which was a union and my parents went one way and I went another. At some point, I met this guy who I just clicked with and he kissed me, it was a rather amazing kiss.

Then suddenly my plans are changed as we're going to go out to dinner and he's meeting my parents and throughout it, I felt like I was walking on air. The best part of it all was that he looked and me and just smiled without asking me to change. I think I need to start dating again since I like having a guy of my own to kiss.
ceitfianna: (Dean and Anna love hurts)
Work took far too long and I didn't get as much done as I wanted to so I'm not going to think about it.

Instead I'm going to do a meme from [livejournal.com profile] walksbyherself, What are you pups like in the sack?

Will Scarlett
Bachelor #1 )

Sameth
Bachelor #2 )

Tumnus isn't playing because it breaks my brain.

The Pirate King
Bachelor #3 )

Moist von Lipwig
Bachelor #4 )

Demeter
Bachelorette #1 )

Jane Austen
Bachelorette #2 )

Tiwa
Bachelorette #3 )

This reminds me that I really need to ask the guy that I like out and this helps a bit of my tenseness. The end of this semester is going to be long and crazy but I can do it.

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