|I can't say I'll ever really get into the swing of this.
||[Aug. 22nd, 2011|03:08 pm]
Lauren or Lou, as you like.
I haven't been around in forever, and consequently every time I think of checking in, I go, "Oh, no, I haven't been around in forever, what do I post?" get overwhelmed, and fail to check in.
Okay, so.. it's been a long time, right? Obligatory quick wrap up of the last two (...three??...) months:
End of May was concerts for choir (went really well), a trip to Frederickton, NB, Canada (ditto), Chris's trip to DC.. There's been work.. There was our trip out to Sonoma wine country for our anniversary (7 years!) where, as part of a romantic horseback ride, I was unseated from a spooked horse to earn a broken finger and an unhappy (but not x-ray-detectably-damaged) knee.. I think that was 7 weeks ago, and they're still working on healing, but that's okay. Everyone at work is having babies, so I'm knitting--or, no, crocheting like crazy, since there was a month there where I couldn't knit (finger splint) at all, so I crocheted a million hats and booties and pinafores, and spun a lot of yarn. ....Oh, yeah, I'm spinning yarn, now, from a knitting friend's Alpaca, Ramblin' Rose, and from my cats, Arthur and Alexander. (This is crazy, and I love it.) I'm using a drop spindle I made myself which is now finally busted, so it's back to knitting. Oh, and crocheting for more babies.
We also hit LA for my 10-yr high school reunion, which was canceled (.....), and thence to Vegas for a grad school 'reunion' for Chris, and proved the motto, "What happens in Vegas... goes straight to facebook." Today is Chris's first day back to school, which means I should probably stop trying to eke summer vacation out of my part time (but not summer-slack-off ready) work and just.. well, get back to work. My cousin's baseball team just made it deep into the PONY league World Series; though I have never listened to baseball on the radio in my life, I actually got my ass up at eight in the morning to stream the suckers from PA, and cheered my fool head off. (GO BEACH!) They're out, now, unfortunately, but had a great time and did ell. I also now know a little more about baseball than I did, and discovered my cos is a 3rd baseman and "clean up hitter." I sort of almost know what that means, now, too. Progress!
Following various fannish impulses.. waiting for Doctor Who to start back up.. started buying myself Sandman compilation volumes since Borders is going under (tip: they're now clearancing for $12 instead of $20 a volume, but likely to have a short selection - I found 1 and 4 (which I've read) and 7 and 8 (which I haven't), might be worth a look if you're interested). And... and I hesitate to admit this, but after a rental binge that culminated in some serious nerd oldschool, I've fallen headlong into Tron obsession. I feel it's fair because I was headlong into the original (albeit some 25 years after the fact), but tip: while I found one good Tron (classic) fic a couple years ago, there is way more fanfic (Legacy) out there now. There are excellent recs at TVTropes (which I didn't know even recced) and at least the ones I have followed were definitely worth following.
(Notes: Rinzler purrs. +Micheal Sheen = sexy androgynous Greek demi-computer-god. Good, good stuff.)
(...Plus Bruce Boxleitner. He has developed his very own switch in my brain, and it says "Yes." I'm not sure when this happened.)
Luckily, reading a few (incredibly fine) stories--some WIPs--has made me feel guilty about my own languishing WIPs, and has me thinking about writing again. There was a little deja vu, to tell the truth; one tragic WIP about a broken character (who is prone to kind of 'going away' and not really in control of his own head) had a little 'fluffy' aside that still managed to be tragic. ...And there was one where such horrible things happened to the characters, I considered being afraid of the author. (...'nough said, I think.) Needless to say, it all struck chords and I want to write. I just need to kick the "what if I fuck up the plot" terror and get on it.
And since I was trying to feedback like a good girl, it also made me look back into a long abandoned ff.net ID (I know, I know...). ...There's a part of me that wants to post the first 19 (so far) parts of the collected ELTYDF over there (maybe to guilt-spur myself on into getting back to writing it?), but there is also another part of me that is looking to be talked out of it, since I feel it is probably a bad idea and could wind up being counterproductive. (Thoughts? Has anyone posted over there since they ditched Rated: MA, RPF, and anything authors said Boo about? ...Is it scary? '.' )
Anyway, I hope y'all are doing well - I loves. I misses.