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julie
Thu, Oct. 9th, 2008 10:51 pm

*REVIVES CUZ SHE REALIZES SHE CAN'T SEE THE MOVIE IF SHE'S DEAD*

OH MY GODDDDD.

I gotta say, I've been holding out hope for this movie, but the two previous trailers did not really make me that hopeful.

BUT OH MY GOD THIS TRAILER. AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH *FLAILS*

*FLAILS SOME MORE*


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julie
Tue, Oct. 7th, 2008 09:40 pm

First, this just cracked me up: Conversation with a Snake, via cleolinda.

Second, I DID IT. I completed my Library Book Challenge! My books were due today, and they are all safely back at the library, with no overdue fines, and all have been read. Wheee! It was definitely interesting, but I don't think I'd do it again because I like being able to throw some other random books in that I just happen to feel like reading at that moment, without any pressure.

I have another slew of library books out already but not as many as before; and the next thing on my list is Dead Until Dark, which I borrowed from work because I want to read the book before I hunt down the episodes of True Blood.


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I have a LOT to do. It's break week, so I don't have classes, but I am working later in the week and I'm trying to get a bunch of wedding planning stuff done too. I've already done some fun stuff; bridesmaid dress shopping with the girls again, dinner at Friendly's, visiting Kim in Binghamton on Sunday (shopping and IHOP, oh what a day...) and lunch with Danielle, Jesse and Tina today. I even exercised a bit (half an hour of DDR workout mode plus some pushups... I am sooooo sore).

Watched Heroes. I am completely not impressed with this season so far. BE MORE AWESOME, HEROES. Nearly done with Season 2 of How I Met Your Mother; still hilarious, mostly.

I'm just missing talking to Bryon at the moment—he said he might not be on for a few days.

Amazingly, I started a crochet project. I have not knit or crocheted anything since Bryon left. I'm not sure why; just haven't felt like it (whereas during the Iraq deployment, I learned to knit and knit solidly the whole time he was gone). I am making a scarf, striped longways in purple, medium blue, light blue and grey. It's coming along nicely.

Oh, I have also discovered Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale. This stuff is fabulous.

Annnnnyway, I'm off to read or crochet or something. If only I could figure out a way to do both...

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julie
Sat, Oct. 4th, 2008 12:32 am

Ok: this post is targeted at the Australians on my flist...

I just read How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier (wife of Scott Westerfeld).

The book had a lot of odd slang in it. Now, I know that Scott Westerfeld likes to make up a lot of slang etc. for his books, but I don't know how to tell if his wife is doing it as well, or if some of the stuff she is using is just Australian slang I don't know. -_-

So, if any of you get a chance to read this book, please enlighten me!!

It's a fun read, with a pretty unique setup, and it would take 1-2 days to get through. If I could remember more of the slang, I would just post about it. The only one I remember clearly is "spoffs" in place of "breasts." I don't have the book anymore either (had to return it to work) so I can't flip through it to find more.

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julie
Fri, Oct. 3rd, 2008 11:38 pm

Ok, out of curiosity, I downloaded the first episode of Moonlight, a vampire show that I already know got canned after, what, 16 episodes?


I think I love it.

In many ways Mick St. John is like a live-action Edward Cullen, minus the sparkles (as far as I know). He's a vampire who's found a way around having to kill people, and he's basically made a living out of being in what for Edward was his rebellious people-killing stage—hunting down bad guys, predators... those who harm others.

He's polite, he's a good guy, and well... gorgeous doesn't hurt. Also has that vulnerable "I've never let anyone get close to me before" thing. It's kind of hilarious how similar they are (so far Mick St. John is a bit less emo, hahaha).

But then again, I love Edward, so it's not surprising that I am loving this show (so far).

Bonus points for his vampire buddy who's living the high life. He's fun.

Cheese points for playing "My Immortal" over the resolution of the first episode. HAHAHAHA. That made me laugh.



Anywayyyy... after a completely exhausting last two days, it is now break week and I am soooooo sleeping in tomorrow. I am actually SORE from all the returns/stocking of the last two days.

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julie
Mon, Sep. 29th, 2008 08:21 pm

Yoinked from infiniteviking:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
6. Tag five other people to do the same.


Hmm, I tag: aurillia, _ocelott_, madhowan, destroyingangel, and omdog. Mwahaha!

I was literally LEANING on this book when I read the meme...Collapse )

Printer running out of ink. Need printer to do homework, of course. Solution: ran to M&D's to print stuff out for tomorrow. I shall have to stop tomorrow and get an ink cartridge.

In good news: having a couple of days off this weekend actually allowed me to get some housework done, woohoo! I'm slowly rearranging and moving stuff into the second bedroom, now that my brother has his own place. It's weird actually having space for these things.

Off to switch the laundry.

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julie
Sun, Sep. 28th, 2008 04:27 pm


  1. Maximum Ride: School's Out—Forever - James Patterson

  2. Maximum Ride: Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson

  3. Maximum Ride: Final Warning - James Patterson

  4. Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

  5. Specials - Scott Westerfeld

  6. So Yesterday - Scott Westerfeld

  7. The Last Days - Scott Westerfeld

  8. Bound - Donna Jo Napoli

  9. Hush - Donna Jo Napoli

  10. Queen Bee - Chynna Clugston

  11. In the Small - Michael Hague

  12. Montmorency: doctor, aristocrat, murderer? - Eleanor Updale

  13. Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale

  14. Circle of Magic: Shandry's Book - Tamora Pierce

  15. Tweak - Nic Sheff

  16. Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison

  17. Cradle and All - James Patterson

  18. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin



4th Maximum Ride book, and Book of a Thousand Days down. That's 13 out of 18, plus I flew through How to Ditch Your Fairy so I can take it back to work. Woo! Up next: Hmm.. maybe the Montmorency book.

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julie
Sat, Sep. 27th, 2008 12:18 pm

Ok, how cool is this:

I've had the last two books of Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles on my BookMooch wishlist for months now. They keep notifying me that paperback editions have been posted—but I specifically want the original hardcover editions with the covers by Trina Schart Hyman, like I used to get out of the library every summer.

Today, I got two notifications: BOTH of the books were listed, on the same day, by two different people. So I jumped over to BookMooch and requested them immediately. I'm so excited! :D :D :D

Oh, finished Book of a Thousand Days as well. I really liked it; it's my favorite Shannon Hale book.

I'm working today from 1:45 to 9, the first couple of hours of which will be face painting for a Kids' Day event. Heh.

Wish me luck.

[edit] Would like to report that, happily, I actually got to paint about 8 kids' faces today. This is 4 times the number I painted at the Brisingr release. Huzzah. [/edit]

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julie
Thu, Sep. 25th, 2008 10:07 pm

BITTEN AGAIN. Here I went a whole week or so with no bites... AUUUUUGH.

It's completely crazy-making.

In other news, I did get a main page up for onetrooluff.net and managed to get my Doctor Who mood theme set up at the new host.

(side note: haha, look, Rose's parents are arguing in my mood icon.)

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julie
Thu, Sep. 25th, 2008 07:14 pm


  1. Maximum Ride: School's Out—Forever - James Patterson

  2. Maximum Ride: Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson

  3. Maximum Ride: Final Warning - James Patterson

  4. Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

  5. Specials - Scott Westerfeld

  6. So Yesterday - Scott Westerfeld

  7. The Last Days - Scott Westerfeld

  8. Bound - Donna Jo Napoli

  9. Hush - Donna Jo Napoli

  10. Queen Bee - Chynna Clugston

  11. In the Small - Michael Hague

  12. Montmorency: doctor, aristocrat, murderer? - Eleanor Updale

  13. Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale

  14. Circle of Magic: Shandry's Book - Tamora Pierce

  15. Tweak - Nic Sheff

  16. Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison

  17. Cradle and All - James Patterson

  18. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin



11 of 18 complete. Also have to sneak The Black Moth and How to Ditch Your Fairy in there somewhere, as I have (idiotically) borrowed them from work.

Today was... okay. I visited one of my professors during office hours and got him to explain what we did in class on Wednesday, which at the time had me so lost and confused I was almost in tears. So that was good. Also had the critique for our second web design project (a political campaign website) and that went well.

Sat in on Jesse and Danielle's radio station debut while trying to finish up Slaughterhouse-Five (ended up reading the last 10 pages after I got home). Attempted to go see Burn After Reading with my brother, but we screwed the timing up and apparently the plan wasn't as solid as I'd thought it was, so we'll have to try another time.

Went to Staples and Barnes with Danielle and Jesse, briefly, then home. So far I've vacuumed, cleared off the coffee table, and started some laundry. Wahoo!

Oh yeah... I also changed web hosts, after something like 7 years with DreamHost. They've been great, but their prices aren't as competitive as they once were and I frankly gotta go cheap at this particular point in time. My contract was up for renewal, and I found that I could use GoDaddy.com and pay less per year for hosting and a domain, PLUS $10 a year to keep my old domain name (so I can forward people to my new one, etc.) than I did for one year at DreamHost. Sorry, guys... them's the breaks for a once-again poor college student.

The new domain is onetrooluff.net, although nothing is set up there yet.

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julie
Tue, Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:53 pm

I miss my fiancé. Yes, I am talking to him online right now, but it's not the same thing. Ack.

Anyway... *shakes head and changes the subject* The Heroes premiere was fairly awesome, although it managed to squick me out both physically (C/Sylar, need I say more?) and morally (near the end). Auuugh. I know this is the season everything is going to go to crap - good guys will become bad, bad guys will become good, blah blah. I'm just a little disappointed how easy it seems to be in certain cases. Looking forward to more.

I'm maybe 8 eps into season 2 of How I Met Your Mother. I laughed SO HARD at the Swarley episode... not at the Swarley part although that was great too... just... oh I have not laughed that hard at any other episode. :D This show makes me happy.

Reading The Last Days (another Scott Westerfeld book, the sequel to Peeps). It's amusing the heck out of me. I love that all the chapter titles are also band names. (Garbage, Taj Mahal, Poisonblack, Stray Cats etc. etc.) I've sort of accidentally gotten myself in a bit of a reading overload... at the moment I am partway through Clique (the first one—got it for BookMooch but I'm blowing through it just to see how it is—must say, it is WAY less skanky so far than the one Gossip Girl book I flipped through. Ack!); still about 2/3 through Slaughterhouse-Five; 1/4 through The Last Days, and maybe 30 pages into The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer. I have to return that one to work and I'm not sure when the "due date" is, so I'm trying to hurry. Wheee!

Library book count: read 9 of 18. So I'm halfway there!

School is being very school-like. I'm busy with homework, and I am so wiped out that I caught myself nearly doing the head-nodding thing (a.k.a. Neck PT) in my first class. On the good side, I finished the web design project that's due Tuesday in class today, so I don't have that hanging over my head, and I got 50/50 on the huge project for the HTML class that I was working on til 4 a.m. the other morning. So that's good.

Taking advantage of a quieter evening to get some housework done, and some reading. And some HIMYM.

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