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26 January 2012 @ 08:00 pm
    Today-ish in Kiwi:

  • I managed to set my alarm for 9am and actually wake up, even though I had nothing I specifically needed to do! (Yaaaay being on the way to a normal-ish schedule!)

  • Unfortunately the 'going to bed at a reasonable time' didn't work so much last night. I've been reading the Vampire Academy books (I can't even help it anymore; they're a little addictive) and I couldn't put down the second book, Frostbite. So now it's today and I'm on to Shadow Kiss but haven't become quite as addicted to reading it--probably because I haven't allowed myself in to where the plot unfurls. :B

  • I have been reading! Books! And some might doubt the quality of such books, but that doesn't matter so much because they are still made up of words down on paper that has been bound up into one readable entity that I have been reading! I think I've started a belated New Year's resolution: read one book a week. That is so not a stretch for me that I have no excuse not to. Especially since, if I miss a week, I should be able to read two the next week.

  • Da's people were around for the funeral of one of the members of his men's team (which is sad). But it meant that two of them were here while I was all 'la la la jammies in the living room, bra what bra?' and they asked me questions about Life, My Universe, and Everything I'm Not Doing so I felt rather silly. Especially since their daughters are off being all amazing and I'm...on the sofa, reading teenage vampire books, watching television, and trying to catch up on my online life?

  • I ate a bagel with well-sliced avocado slices on top today. It was scrumptious.

  • I have ice-cream. I really should get on eating it soon, because otherwise if it disappears from the freezer I will have no one to blame but myself.

  • Back in, like, second year of university my friend was doing a live-stream video of her doing stuff with clay. I was there watching/interacting and she asked if there were any requests; I said, "Rainbow cupcake!" So she made one for me. But it was big, so it would cost a bit to get to me (and to pay for the supplies). I finally gave her the rest of the money the other day (it really wasn't that much, I just had no money then) and she sent it to me. It arrived today!

    I love it.

    The top. My cupcake does not have a nipple piercing; that is so it can be a charm to something.

    Sometimes I put silly things on my head. Sometimes I put silly things on my dog's head instead. He doesn't seem to mind too much.

    Although he does get confused when I put things on his back...

    And for now that is all! I have a relaxing night tonight, then off to bed with me and tomorrow morning/afternoon I have to wrap a gift and get myself ready to be a Senior Youth advisor for a one-night youth conference a few towns over. Should be interesting. Then Saturday, right after the conference, I head off to the 65th birthday party of a friend (she was all concerned as she knows I'll be the youngest one there--hah, as if I mind!), which will involve a Yankee Swap (I bought a ukulele as my 'outrageous gift') and a big game of Charades. I've never really played. So that will be...interesting. And possibly humbling. If all goes wrong, though, I shall play the "I'm too young to understand!" card. (Being under 25 with a hip replacement has its uses for playing both sides of the fence...and if anyone complains, I can play the Trauma Card and oh, what do you know, game over! (; But it's all in good fun.)
    Shivshiv5468 on January 27th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
    You're just sitting on the sofa having been amazing last year, and shortly before being amazing in a bit somewhere else.

    Kiwi Crocus: HP || Ravenclaw || Wit and learning.cranky__crocus on March 17th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
    I would like to tell you that since you posted this comment, I have thought of it often. When I get all "asldkjfalsdfj my life is going no-where and will it ever?" I say, "No, I am just taking a vacation from amazing." Occasionally it's a "vacation from awesome" too because I feel like not doing awesome or amazing things, just lazy things with more time for eating and sleeping.
    CaroRulescarorules on January 27th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
    I just started the Vampire Academy serie, seems promising for sure!
    dexstarrdexstarr on January 27th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
    The cupcake is so cute!

    I'm...on the sofa, reading teenage vampire books, watching television, and trying to catch up on my online life? -- That is me, almost to a tee. Except it seems that 90% of the people from my high school are married with children, so I don't feel too badly about not marking that off the list.

    I also have the Vampire Academy books. (I really splurged when the Borders near me was closing.) I'm trying to finish up some books I need to review so I can start on Tammy's books, though!
    Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Pink tree contrast.cranky__crocus on March 17th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
    Yeah, I guess at this point more than 5% of my high school class is pregnant. And we're going to hit the 5-year reunion next year. Some of them are married, I think... I'm definitely not going to be married or having children of my own any time soon.

    I'm done with the vampire books now and back onto Tammy. After I finish this series of Tammy's I'm not sure what I'm going to do...I think I'll have to read through some of the books I bought before I head back to the library and jump straight back into Tammyland, haha.

    Books! Too many decisions!
    zeezofbadfaith on January 27th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)

    I am currently envying you on the reading. I'm STILL trying to catch up to The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo; I've watched the movie from 2009, am going to watch the American... and I still haven't finished the damn book. And there's two more! And the ones I bought there, and here and the ones Lash gave me! I'll kill myself if I don't start reading like a normal person again SOON.

    I love it when people come to my house and I'm all 'la la la jammies in the living room, bra what bra?' (which is how I always dress when I'm home) and some of them are so used to it already :B And puh-lease, Kiwi, think of all the adventures you've had last year! And you've met ME :D And you're still amazing, even sitting on your sofa. You're ttly living the life, imho ;)

    DAT CUPCAKE. It's lovely. And it actually looks tiny in your hands and big on your dog's head... which is rather funny :x

    So... tell me about this Vampire Academy books - is it really worth it? And do you think I should read them in English or maybe wait for them to be translated? (I've no idea if they were translated already, actually; but I like vampires, so do tell me about it.)

    (Being under 25 with a hip replacement has its uses for playing both sides of the fence...and if anyone complains, I can play the Trauma Card and oh, what do you know, game over! (; But it's all in good fun.)
    That's a VERY Slytherin thing of you, Kiwi. Naughty.
    Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || Faerie lights.cranky__crocus on March 17th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
    This comment made me :D

    The Vampire Academy...I'm not sure how worth it is. Honestly, it was alright. Not fantastic or anything (in my opinion), but pretty quick reads and they do have interesting supportive characters. Some femslashability even though it's quite heteronormative. :B I liked this last one, Bloodlines--which is the first book in a new series with all the VA characters. As for translation or English...I'd go for English. I think you would understand it just fine (if that's the question).

    And, yes, I have a Slytherin side. Don't tell anyone. (;
    Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯: booksrosaxx50 on January 27th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
    Lol, you know my feelings on Vampire Academy, I approve your late-night reading through Frostbite... I certainly did, and that was without the knowledge that the next book was waaaiting for me.

    THAT DOG. So cute.