jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
Time once again for the posting of "what I knitted people for Christmas":

click for a pretty shawl and some fuzzy feet )

And that's it! Working on a new pair of fuzzy feet for me right now-- my Jayne slippers finally bit the dust, and it is freaking cold in our house. (I bought new flannel PJs today, yay!!! They are red with white snowflakes and mmmmmm cozy.)
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
Time once again for the posting of "what I knitted people for Christmas":

click for a pretty shawl and some fuzzy feet )

And that's it! Working on a new pair of fuzzy feet for me right now-- my Jayne slippers finally bit the dust, and it is freaking cold in our house. (I bought new flannel PJs today, yay!!! They are red with white snowflakes and mmmmmm cozy.)
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
Let me tell you internets about what an AWESOME Friday I am having:
  • It's Friday!!!!
  • I am going up to the garment district with [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora and [livejournal.com profile] llyrafantasyfae tomorrow!
  • I am wrapping Christmas presents!
    • While drinking hot apple cider
    • And burning actual German incense cones in my actual German smoker dude (mine is a little guy in lederhosen, with a trumpet) that makes me super-nostalgic for our Munich Christmases
    • And watching my *favorite* Christmas special of all time, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! Big Bird waits for Santa! Bert and Ernie reenact the Gift of the Magi! They play crack-the-whip! Cookie Monster eats the Christmas tree! (And how much did I want to be that little girl who teaches Big Bird to skate?)
    • Next up is Muppet Christmas Carol!
  • I ran four miles today, 11-minute miles the whole way! No more 12-minute miles for me! for me. Run faster = done faster, right J-9?
    • While finishing the last two eps of Disc 1, Season 1 of NCIS. I'm only allowed to watch while I'm working out. :)
  • I mailed off my family's presents today, and hardly had to wait at all. Yay, automated postal center thingies!
  • Oh my gosh, this video of an R2-D2 dance company (via Club Jade):



There's magic in the air this evening, magic in the air...
jaina: (s60 - demented santa)
Let me tell you internets about what an AWESOME Friday I am having:
  • It's Friday!!!!
  • I am going up to the garment district with [livejournal.com profile] aviendiora and [livejournal.com profile] llyrafantasyfae tomorrow!
  • I am wrapping Christmas presents!
    • While drinking hot apple cider
    • And burning actual German incense cones in my actual German smoker dude (mine is a little guy in lederhosen, with a trumpet) that makes me super-nostalgic for our Munich Christmases
    • And watching my *favorite* Christmas special of all time, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street! Big Bird waits for Santa! Bert and Ernie reenact the Gift of the Magi! They play crack-the-whip! Cookie Monster eats the Christmas tree! (And how much did I want to be that little girl who teaches Big Bird to skate?)
    • Next up is Muppet Christmas Carol!
  • I ran four miles today, 11-minute miles the whole way! No more 12-minute miles for me! for me. Run faster = done faster, right J-9?
    • While finishing the last two eps of Disc 1, Season 1 of NCIS. I'm only allowed to watch while I'm working out. :)
  • I mailed off my family's presents today, and hardly had to wait at all. Yay, automated postal center thingies!
  • Oh my gosh, this video of an R2-D2 dance company (via Club Jade):



There's magic in the air this evening, magic in the air...
jaina: (Default)
Okay, apparently I did get this done tonight! I had a fantastic Comic-Con this year. For one, my dad [livejournal.com profile] qui_gon_d and my brother [livejournal.com profile] dmbtuxwaddle came to stay with us and go to the con from Wednesday through Saturday. And they costumed! Pictorial evidence is in the report. :) For another, even though it was crowded (and oh, was it ever crowded), I got into almost everything I wanted to see and wasn't really disappointed by any of it, and the volunteers/staff generally did a good job of packing the rooms as full as possible. Line management could still be better, but it's improving every year.

Fair warning, this is REALLY LONG. And really detailed. On we go!

Wednesday: Preview Night! )

Thursday: Sith Cheerleaders, Dr. Jones and his son, Sarah Connor Chronicles, and asking questions at panels (or, OMG BEAR MCCREARY ILU) )

Next up: Friday, or EPIC AVATAR PANEL IS EPIC.
jaina: (Default)
Okay, apparently I did get this done tonight! I had a fantastic Comic-Con this year. For one, my dad [livejournal.com profile] qui_gon_d and my brother [livejournal.com profile] dmbtuxwaddle came to stay with us and go to the con from Wednesday through Saturday. And they costumed! Pictorial evidence is in the report. :) For another, even though it was crowded (and oh, was it ever crowded), I got into almost everything I wanted to see and wasn't really disappointed by any of it, and the volunteers/staff generally did a good job of packing the rooms as full as possible. Line management could still be better, but it's improving every year.

Fair warning, this is REALLY LONG. And really detailed. On we go!

Wednesday: Preview Night! )

Thursday: Sith Cheerleaders, Dr. Jones and his son, Sarah Connor Chronicles, and asking questions at panels (or, OMG BEAR MCCREARY ILU) )

Next up: Friday, or EPIC AVATAR PANEL IS EPIC.
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my one and only li'l brudder, [livejournal.com profile] dmbtuxwaddle! I love ya, Sean. :D
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my one and only li'l brudder, [livejournal.com profile] dmbtuxwaddle! I love ya, Sean. :D
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
Things making me happy today:

- I'm all registered for Costume-Con
- I hit Premier Executive status on United this weekend, thanks to my first mileage run
- My mama and I are going to go to synchro skating Nationals again this year! A whole weekend of lovely, lovely skating, woo!
- NYE party tonight! Good food and good company, and [livejournal.com profile] blusurfer's bringing champagne. *g*
jaina: (bsg - cally squee!)
Things making me happy today:

- I'm all registered for Costume-Con
- I hit Premier Executive status on United this weekend, thanks to my first mileage run
- My mama and I are going to go to synchro skating Nationals again this year! A whole weekend of lovely, lovely skating, woo!
- NYE party tonight! Good food and good company, and [livejournal.com profile] blusurfer's bringing champagne. *g*
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
I bring you pictures of my Christmas knitting! My mom, dad, and brother all got socks this year.
Pics of flames, baseball, and lace below! )
jaina: (firefly - cunning hat)
I bring you pictures of my Christmas knitting! My mom, dad, and brother all got socks this year.
Pics of flames, baseball, and lace below! )
jaina: (Default)
Or, just Merry Christmas, if you celebrate. :D We've been home with my family since Saturday, and we've been having a wonderful, relaxing time and eating goooooood. Yesterday we drove into DC to see the National Christmas Tree and the Ginormous Yule Log (my favorite! yay fire!) and various monuments and thingies. We went to the midnight service at my old church, where I was very excited to see some of my old friends. It gets harder to recognize people every year!

Highlights of gifts this morning included:
- everyone pretending that the hand-crank flashlights we got as stocking stuffers were actually Star Trek phasers
- my brother and I playing ring toss with the beaded bracelets I got
- [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue actually getting me a lump of coal (wait, that wasn't a highlight. grrrrr.)
- "Oh no, one of the chocolate reindeer had an accident." "Oh no-- wait, Dad, by 'accident' do you mean 'you smashed it with your hand so we'd have to eat it?'"
- Repeating the events of two years ago (when everyone got the Daily Show book for each other) with I Am America and So Can You

We got some cool DVDs (YAY STUDIO 60!!!) and books and a whole ton of bits for our (sexy, sexy, sexy) new drill. Now we're chillin' while dinner cooks. Yay, Christmas.
jaina: (Default)
Or, just Merry Christmas, if you celebrate. :D We've been home with my family since Saturday, and we've been having a wonderful, relaxing time and eating goooooood. Yesterday we drove into DC to see the National Christmas Tree and the Ginormous Yule Log (my favorite! yay fire!) and various monuments and thingies. We went to the midnight service at my old church, where I was very excited to see some of my old friends. It gets harder to recognize people every year!

Highlights of gifts this morning included:
- everyone pretending that the hand-crank flashlights we got as stocking stuffers were actually Star Trek phasers
- my brother and I playing ring toss with the beaded bracelets I got
- [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue actually getting me a lump of coal (wait, that wasn't a highlight. grrrrr.)
- "Oh no, one of the chocolate reindeer had an accident." "Oh no-- wait, Dad, by 'accident' do you mean 'you smashed it with your hand so we'd have to eat it?'"
- Repeating the events of two years ago (when everyone got the Daily Show book for each other) with I Am America and So Can You

We got some cool DVDs (YAY STUDIO 60!!!) and books and a whole ton of bits for our (sexy, sexy, sexy) new drill. Now we're chillin' while dinner cooks. Yay, Christmas.
jaina: (s60 - danny and jordan are awwww)
Man, I have gotten really bad about updating. Need to post more often. Let's see-- since last I posted, we competed in the San Diego Rocket Race, which is best described as "sort of like The Amazing Race, but with more puzzles and sci-fi trivia." I didn't compete last year (I was with [livejournal.com profile] wendyhouse in Michigan), but one of [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue's teammates had to drop out, so I joined their team. We did not defend our championship, but we did manage a respectable second place, which was a nice surprise since a huge mistake on my part had us about fifth or sixth back after the midpoint. And then we were all very sore for about a week afterward. Owwwww, running.

We spent Thanksgiving with the in-laws, but in Vegas instead of NorCal. It was actually really awesome and relaxing. We stayed with [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue's aunt and uncle, and his mom and stepdad were in a nearby timeshare. We ate a lot (chocolate cake omg) and watched massive amounts of college football. Pretty much the only sources of stress the whole weekend were the drives there and back.

And on a (semi)fictional note, does anyone else think that the current WGA strike would've been an amazing plotline for Studio 60? I mean, you've got both sides represented in the major characters, and they could have scenes on the picket lines with tons of cameos from Hollywood types, and it would be *awesome.* And it makes me sad that we'll never see it. Poor, dead, not-always-very-good Studio 60. I miss you!

ETA: OOOH I found fic YAY!
jaina: (s60 - danny and jordan are awwww)
Man, I have gotten really bad about updating. Need to post more often. Let's see-- since last I posted, we competed in the San Diego Rocket Race, which is best described as "sort of like The Amazing Race, but with more puzzles and sci-fi trivia." I didn't compete last year (I was with [livejournal.com profile] wendyhouse in Michigan), but one of [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue's teammates had to drop out, so I joined their team. We did not defend our championship, but we did manage a respectable second place, which was a nice surprise since a huge mistake on my part had us about fifth or sixth back after the midpoint. And then we were all very sore for about a week afterward. Owwwww, running.

We spent Thanksgiving with the in-laws, but in Vegas instead of NorCal. It was actually really awesome and relaxing. We stayed with [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue's aunt and uncle, and his mom and stepdad were in a nearby timeshare. We ate a lot (chocolate cake omg) and watched massive amounts of college football. Pretty much the only sources of stress the whole weekend were the drives there and back.

And on a (semi)fictional note, does anyone else think that the current WGA strike would've been an amazing plotline for Studio 60? I mean, you've got both sides represented in the major characters, and they could have scenes on the picket lines with tons of cameos from Hollywood types, and it would be *awesome.* And it makes me sad that we'll never see it. Poor, dead, not-always-very-good Studio 60. I miss you!

ETA: OOOH I found fic YAY!

wah

Oct. 15th, 2005 11:59 pm
jaina: (Default)
Spent lots of quality time with my mom, grandma, and grandpa today. Yay. Looked at lots of photo albums. My little baby cousins are all growed up and they've turned into total fashion plates. I think they would all be ashamed to be seen with me in public.

*is a total slob*

wah

Oct. 15th, 2005 11:59 pm
jaina: (Default)
Spent lots of quality time with my mom, grandma, and grandpa today. Yay. Looked at lots of photo albums. My little baby cousins are all growed up and they've turned into total fashion plates. I think they would all be ashamed to be seen with me in public.

*is a total slob*
jaina: (bsg - unsung dee gaeta)
I realized I hadn't updated since last week, so I thought I'd just post quickly:

- I *finally* got to watch the last three eps of BSG and Lantis and I'll be posting my thoughts on those sometime in the near future. I'm working on DLing Lost and Arrested Development.

- Work so far has been pretty good; I'm a receptionist at a cute little biotech company right near campus, which is convenient. They asked me to work full days MTW of this week, because another staffer was going to be out, so that was cool. Mostly I answer the phone and file stuff. It's refreshing, really. The only downside is that the company candy jar sits on my desk, so I snack much more than I should.

- I spent gobs of time with [livejournal.com profile] wendyhouse and nesodj last week, which I really enjoyed. This week I don't get to see them at all though. :( Yoda's head, hands, and feet are looking *great*, and nesodj learned to roll over, so it was a good week for both.

- Star Wars progresses. The big crowd scenes are going to be SO COOL with our huge cast! And [livejournal.com profile] mama_threepio arrived last week, which has been woooooonderful. She is a costuming goddess and it has been super-fun to hang with her and [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring in the office. Also, I'm amused that even as we continue to pare the show down, we keep cramming in ever more jokes and gags.

- My dad brought up my car last week! My daddy is so cool, he flew out to San Diego and then drove our car across the country so we could have it here. My darling CiCi is back with me again! Of course Rogue's the one driving it. :) Me and Boston roads are not mixy things.

And now I should get back to filing.
jaina: (bsg - unsung dee gaeta)
I realized I hadn't updated since last week, so I thought I'd just post quickly:

- I *finally* got to watch the last three eps of BSG and Lantis and I'll be posting my thoughts on those sometime in the near future. I'm working on DLing Lost and Arrested Development.

- Work so far has been pretty good; I'm a receptionist at a cute little biotech company right near campus, which is convenient. They asked me to work full days MTW of this week, because another staffer was going to be out, so that was cool. Mostly I answer the phone and file stuff. It's refreshing, really. The only downside is that the company candy jar sits on my desk, so I snack much more than I should.

- I spent gobs of time with [livejournal.com profile] wendyhouse and nesodj last week, which I really enjoyed. This week I don't get to see them at all though. :( Yoda's head, hands, and feet are looking *great*, and nesodj learned to roll over, so it was a good week for both.

- Star Wars progresses. The big crowd scenes are going to be SO COOL with our huge cast! And [livejournal.com profile] mama_threepio arrived last week, which has been woooooonderful. She is a costuming goddess and it has been super-fun to hang with her and [livejournal.com profile] carbon_scoring in the office. Also, I'm amused that even as we continue to pare the show down, we keep cramming in ever more jokes and gags.

- My dad brought up my car last week! My daddy is so cool, he flew out to San Diego and then drove our car across the country so we could have it here. My darling CiCi is back with me again! Of course Rogue's the one driving it. :) Me and Boston roads are not mixy things.

And now I should get back to filing.

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