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- Thank you [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx for the blue spider! Happy Halloween!

- We had our first autumn concert last night and it went surprisingly well considering it was a Friday evening, the entire choir was exhausted, and we sang in an unfamiliar church with slightly weird acoustics. The second concert is on Sunday and will hopefully be even better.

- Today, I'm heading up to Leksand and the NaNoWriMo kick-off. BIG YAY! There's a fair amount of WriMos a little closer to home this year and it's good not to have to go to Stockholm to participate in events and write-ins. Not that I don't like the WriMos from the royal capital, but train travel is extremely expensive these days and the city itself makes me stressed out and unhappy. So today, I'm going to a tiny Dalecarlian town I haven't visited in ten years to meet a group of very nice people in their library. DOUBLE BIG YAY!

Speaking of NaNo - what would you rather read? A superhero coming-of-age story or a superhero/ex-supervillain gay romance? As usual, I have two plot ideas for November and I just can't decide.
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I seem to have had a birthday this year too. Thank you everyone for the well-wishes and thank you [livejournal.com profile] hildejohanne for the cute v-gift! I also got a couple of beautiful stories:

[livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star wrote Security Blanket, an awwww-inducing H50 snuggle ficlet.

[livejournal.com profile] sgamadison wrote The Best Gift of All, a birthday story set in her lovely Cabin series.

Thank you so much everyone! You really made my day :D

I've been insanely busy lately. My choir is having the annual autumn concert this weekend and there's been a lot of extra practices, plus I managed to get roped into helping to plan next year's spring concert so I've had extra meetings on top of everything. I almost had to admit defeat and go buy a cake for work last Friday and I haven't bought a birthday cake since... I actually don't think I've ever had a store-bought cake. However, I somehow found the time to bake - lemon-lime pie instead of cake, but it was delicious and my co-workers liked it.

My family came over for dinner on Saturday and I fed them salmon with blue cheese sauce and more pie. I got the latest Pratchett from Mum and a new coffee maker from dad (my old one broke two weeks ago and since I've mostly switched to tea anyway, I had put off getting a new one, but dad was worried he won't get any coffee when he comes to visit...) My sister got me a set of cheap wineglasses that I can break with a good conscience. She knows me so well. Best of all - Mum promised to pay for my dentist appointment next week! I'm having a new crown put in and I've actually been more panicked about the cost than the actual procedure. I might be able to afford to eat this month after all!

November is getting closer and I still have a lot of NaNo plotting to do. I seem to be having the same problem as always - my group of protagonists are fine and fleshed out, but I have no idea who my villains are. Ah, well. There's still another week to go so with a little luck I should have it figured out until then.

So, what's going on with you?
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EEEEE! Love! Love and squee! This was an awesome episode. I am not disappoint.

Spoilers for H50 1x23 - U Hiki Mai Kapalena Pau )
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I might be the only person in Sweden who's actually working this afternoon. In other words, I'm boooooored, so I started surfing Youtube and found this old interview with
Alex O'Loughlin and Jason Dohring on the Moonlight set.

Alex is extremely sleep-deprived and they are both adorable. )
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The sun is shining, I have a date tonight, and life is generally pretty much okay.

I hereby declare this day Multifandom Bulletproof Vest Day.

(Kono don't need no stinkin' vest. She repels bullets with the sheer force of her awesomeness.)

This way to more hotness... )
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It's Friday and the sun is shining. This makes me happy.

In honour of other shiny things, I hereby declare this day Grace Park Smile Friday!


Why, yes, I am in love with this woman... )


Jan. 7th, 2011 07:41 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star is my hero!

The Private Journal of Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett (aged 34 1/2). Because we all know what Steve's really doing when he's pretending to do paperwork...


Dec. 23rd, 2010 10:27 pm
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I am officially on Christmas holiday. No more work for me until next year! All the gifts are bought and wrapped and packed up for the trip home to my parents tomorrow where the rest of the family has already gathered. Still cold and snowy. My little brother drove mum's car into a ditch this afternoon (no damage to the brother, only minor damage to the car) so I'll have something to tease him about when I see him.

Should I be this exhausted before the holidays have even started? It feels like I've been on the move the entire week. Gift shopping, food shopping, ridiculous amounts of work, trying to get some exercise in between. It's entirely possible I might have overdone it a little bit - my joints are not happy. But now I just have to get through the weekend and then I finally have a few days to relax before it's back to work again.

Anyway. Time for my day-before-Christmas-Eve-tradition of pizza and Die Hard! I have a feeling I might fall asleep halfway through...


Jun. 11th, 2010 08:01 am
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Thank you [livejournal.com profile] yarnaddict for the lovely lemur!
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I'm thinking about taking a break. I haven't written anything in a loooong time and I feel terrible about it, so I might as well make the hiatus official and take the pressure off. Right now I just want find my way back to that place where I write because it's fun and not because I have to.

Over to more interesting things:

Spoilers for Doctor Who 5x3 - Victory of the Daleks )
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I have a lovely puppy on my profile page. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] kensieg!
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I've been a NCIS fan for a long long time, but I didn't get around to watching NCIS: Los Angeles until last week. It's ridiculous and cheesy and completely hits all my buttons! Outlandish plots! Manpain! Awesome, gorgeous girls! Male leads who are completely and utterly gay for each other!

Spoilers under the cut...
I think I'm in love! )
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Look! It's John!penguin!


And the Rodney!penguin in the background sighs loudly, "Oh come on, Sheppard! All the fish will be gone by the time you're done posing for the camera!"

Photo by Andrew Evans
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Dear curling ladies,
You are great and inspirational and I care a thousand times more about this gold than the stupid hockey we didn't win. Please never stop being awesome and congratulations to your second olympic gold in a row.

Much love,


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