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I had a lovely Christmas, hope any/all of you who celebrate it had a nice one too.

I got a cuddly sweater and some sweet nail polish, then I groomed some dogs and slept on the floor in a pile of pets. Just the usual, you know.

Now I'm doing absolutely nothing. Seriously. nothing. The tv is on, but I'm barely watching. It's nice to have legit nothing to have to do. I'm going back north to work and school again tomorrow night, so I'm going to enjoy my last 24 hours of NOTHING AT ALL.

Hope all is well.
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Sekrit Santa Love Me Times

So I'm officially not getting time off to see my family for Christmas. I'm also working on my birthday. And every other single day between 24 November and 22 December (probably more; the schedule only goes til the 22nd).

Ugh entirely.

Someone brought the cutest Australian shepherd into meet me today. It made me feel a little better.

In hilarious lizard news, my lizards are hilarious. Pepperoni is the world's worst hunter ever. Period. He's still my favourite though.

Here's a video of Gallifrey shedding. Ignore photo-bombing Kiki and my ridiculous laughter.



She's pretty cool. She even lets me pick her up now with minimal biting.

At least I have my pets. ~sigh~
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Happy birthday, Scorpie! My perfect zombie pie! <33

I Got This For You )
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I feel like I'm taking crazy pills! Not really. Just antibiotics.

I handed in a Client Relations paper today at 8:30, then I turned around and stumbled home and slept from 9 this morning to 6 this evening. It was... kind of magical. I know going to school is important, but today was the first time since school started that I've been able to sleep for more than about 5 hours at a time.

Still plodding away at the [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang fic. Still blaming [livejournal.com profile] cherie_morte for everything that is wrong with my life. Still trying to resist the siren call of my horrible Leverage idea for [livejournal.com profile] apocabigbang.

McLovin was absolutely great on his own while I was away from Thanksgiving. Nothing broken, nothing peed on, nothing dead and hidden under my pillows. He even cuddled in bed with me today. Who is this cat and what happened to my beast?

Thanksgiving was good. I thought about it. I guess I have a lot to be thankful for this year, including all you guys. <3

Now, only two and bit more months to prepare my airing of grievances.. :D
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Dear [livejournal.com profile] bluehippos,
Happy holidays!
I wanted to make you a music mix, but I also wanted to write you fanfiction for Chuck. So I did both!

Chuck’s Super Secret Spy Mix )

Hope you didn’t hate it.

ILU,
Leen
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Dear [livejournal.com profile] epiphanyx7,
Happiest of holidays!
I was going to make you a most excellent mix tape, but I don’t actually remember how to use a tape recorder so I did it all on the interwebular machine instead.

by now you're guessing i'm liking you )

Now remember, you promised this wouldn’t result in a restraining order.
Happy holidays!
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Tomorrow is Baking Day!

I am very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very excited for this.*

Sunday was Meat on a Stick Day, which was considerably more slimy than I am expecting tomorrow to be, but still fun and frolicsome. This bodes well for tomorrow.

The only problem with Baking Day is it is preceded by Early Morning Baking Supply Run, which means up at 0700. That is not a time I function well at. I might end up with raisins up my nose and semi sweet chocolate in my eyebrows (oh the horror).

Here is a link to my Secret Santa Holiday Love Meme, for those inclined to love me, secretly. It is good fun and also occupies some time.

Today, you might be interested to know, I continued the ongoing and epic battle for superiority with the Fat Pug of Doom. He leapt three feet from the back of the couch onto my lap while I was sitting on one of the bar stools in the dining room. It happened kind of in slow motion and I could see all his rolly-fatty-skin bits flapping in the air and watch the other two dogs follow him with their weird bobble heads. He landed on me quite heavily and I regret to tell you that in my shocked state I did not immediately launch a counter attack. He snapped the tangerine slice right out of my fingers. Then he horked it back onto the book I was reading because dogs don't like to eat citrus fruit.

I fear my life is nearing the point of 'srsly, wtf?'. Or maybe I just fear that my description of my life is nearing that point...




*I would like you to know I typed all of those 'very's. I didn't ctrl+c any of them. THAT'S HOW EXCITED I AM.
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Yesterday we did our Christmas decoration extravaganza.

Click for photos! )
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After a particularly arduous journey yesterday, I have safely arrived at my mother's house. There was some crazy snowstorm business going on for the middle half of the bus trip. The bus had to pull over about eight times for the worst of it to pass, which was scary because with 60 in my bank account and no cell service, I did not want to be stranded in Bracebridge.

Other than the terror though, I realized how absolutely gorgeous snow actually is when you're not outside in it. The lights from the bus headlights made it all sparkly on the trees. And I mean, there's a lot of trees during a five hour trip that is a large majority through the woods. All the pine trees looked weighed down and snowtastic and all the leafless, branchy trees looked skeletal and ghostly and it was pretty and haunting and gave me an idea for a story which I'm not supposed to talk about but kind of just did anyways.

Now I'm at my mama's place (until the 29th, whew!) and instead of fighting McLovin' for my food or the nice spot on the bed or my socks, I have to wrestle Mama's cat AND her three dogs. It's like, 'sure Lillith's dead, but now Satan's here and he wants to steal my body.'

Yeah that sentence should prolly read 'out of the frying pan and into the fire.' That's what I meant. For sure.

Stanley, who is already very big for a Boston, apparently grew a whole bunch since I have been here last (Thanksgiving!). I am considering leaving my clothes here and putting him in my suitcase instead. He could hold his own against the spaniel 'o' doom, I do believe.

Mama has a list of holiday related chores for me to do. A very, very long list. On one hand, it will keep me form OD-ing on the internet. On the other hand, ew, chores.
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Southern Ontario is suffering through something they're calling 'snow-mageddeon'. Ridiculous. The roads are slippery and no one knows how to drive, but that's just winter. Nothing very intense at all. No rooves are collapsing, no babies are choking on errant snowballs, and the power didn't even go out. The puppies can even go out without leashes, if we're just putting them in the yard. They found their way back in and everything.

I want to get snowed in somewhere. Preferably only temporarily and with someone cuddly and delicious. Or even on my own, in front of a fire with a good book and a strong whiskey would be ideal. Just a day or two off from life. *sigh*

Instead, I went to the Bay and then came home and made Katie be the big spoon.

Christmas... Let's talk about Christmas. It's not my favourite holiday, but I guess it's not so bad. Everyone is always so hyped for Christmas, but I find Christmas Eve to be the best of this time of year. All the excitement and anticipation.. *shiver* And good food and great company. And it's usually an excuse to watch the ballet and the cartoon Grinch movie.

I think I'll let Christmas quietly pass me by this year. I'll be alone in my house with just the cat and the ferret. Maybe I'll buy us some crackers. ^__^ I want to see McLovin' in one of those tiny paper hats.

But I guess that's only if I make it out of snowmadgeddeon in one piece...

31 Days 'o' Blog Super Special Snowcovered Features

Today! In History: 1606, England. The first three ships carrying the first three groups of new settlers leave England heading for the new world. They soon landed to found Jamestown, VA.

Quote of the Day: "Sex is like snow, you never know how many inches you're going to get or how long it will last." [Unknown]

Bizarre Fact of the Day: Many believe that traditional wooden nutcrackers have such stern and somber expressions to scare away the malevolent spirits and feelings that settle in peoples homes during the holidays. How bizarre.

Pretty Picture of the Day: )

The Final Word: Whether you're snowed in or snowed over or somewhere with the sun and the sand, try to find a little warmth tonight!
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This holiday sucks. No seriously. It sucks. The only thing that makes me even wake up for it is the food. Roasted red pepper and garlic mashed potatoes, turnip and squash casserole, chocolate cherry trifle, fresh cranberries. And now I'm legally allowed to drink, I can do that without hiding it. Nurr.

The sad reality is I don't even care much for presents anymore. My favourite thing has always been giving them, but I can do it this year. Sure, everyone gets/will get a card, but the only ones getting presents are Trishka and Sorelle. Well, and I bought my Mama a can opener because she needs one. Talk about fancy giving (blah, blah, thought that counts, I know).

I think it'll be mix cds and slashy-porny fanfic for my friends and a can of Fanta for my boyfriend. I think he likes Fanta, anyways. Ehh, I think everyone likes Fanta, on some level.

But because it's probably one of the Christmases with Grandpa, I'm going to be a little angel tomorrow and wait out the bad parts with my babies (damn baby rats make all the bad go away. Silly little fuckers; I'm not supposed to love anything that much.)

So not interested in spending time with my immediate family. I nearly walked out yesterday. My step-dad is a douche and I'm, in all senses of the legal term, an adult now, and I don't need his immature bullshit. Nurrrrr.

So tomorrow I have phone calls to make, rats to spoil rotten, letters to write to American Mangoes, and family to be nice to... Weh I write it out like that, it doesn't look like too much... Right?

Also nine years ago today, my grandmother died. There's another refreshing thought. I think I have to do rounds to the cemetery while I'm still down south here. There are a few people I've never visited who deserve a courtesy call. Yay! Holidays are for graveyards!
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Happy Agnostica everyone!

Learn something today-- make it different than every other day, jah?

The Mariner 2:: A space probe that, on this day in 1962 was the first probe to be able to measure solar wind. Anyone in Astronomy who was awake during the last few lectures will be able to tell me why solar wind is important.

Sea Lampreys:: Nasty ass little buggers. I know how they are controlled in the Great Lakes. Oh yes. I know a guy who used to work with sea lamprey control (and no Sam, you're not allowed to sleep with him).

Politics in India:: A delightful overview of the political situations in a country other than your own. C'mon, it's not going to kill you to learn a little.

Billie Burke:: This woman is my idol. Take a peek and you'll know why.

But don't stop there. This Agnostica season, learn about science. Learn about mathematics and history and physics and quadratic equations and animal husbandry. It's Agnostica, the season of learning and partying.

Now may the blessing of knowledge be with you all.

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