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23 November 2012 @ 06:04 pm
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Plan: each day of holiday weekend, deep-clean 1 room of my apartment and write 8K words.

Actual: Sleeping, lung-puking [those long asthmatic coughing fits / "my lungs are FULL OF STUFF OMG WTF"], being too lazy to write/clean/turn on Netflix. Too lazy for Netflix, people.

I had such high hopes for my Nano progress this year! On the big, big, big upside, this year's November Sickness is only physical. Not being crippled by mental illness is way, way better than feeling smug because I hadn't upped my meds for so many years. Noted!

That said, while my family never really celebrated Thanksgiving and I had planned to be bopping around between write-ins instead of going to a Big Family Gathering, Thanksgiving alone is more lonely than regular days alone. (Especially when one is too sick/lazy to turn on Netflix. Captain Picard is good company, yo. Ditto Twilight Sparkle and/or crazy Olly Steeds. Screw you, Netflix, for taking my Stargates away from me!)

So if anyone's around, can we talk about fun fandom things? Or Nano things? Or how it's totally OK to live in squalor for a few more days because standing is hard? :)

ETA: Talked to my parents, who awesomely were like "Dude, sick days don't count for Nano. You should just add them all onto the end." I love how my parents still sorta think they can write me notes to get me out of anything when I'm sick. Then my mom prescribed tea, and "Watch Janeway in the bathtub episode." My parents are the actual best.

Then we discussed how they were watching Goldfinger, and I told them the story of how I was supposed to pick a "classic American name" for a 9th grade global studies mock Yalta conference or something and I chose "Pussy Galore" without realizing the implications. I mean, she was a GREAT AMERICAN HEROINE, okay?
 
 
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anranr on November 24th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
HI THERE!
Little Red: arithmeticmylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
HIIIIIII!!

It's not Holiday Weekend for you, but by timezones it is Actual Weekend, right?
anranr on November 25th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
It is! It's now Sunday so my weekend's waning, but it is. :)
Melyannamelyanna on November 24th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
The last couple days, the coughing has been like a jackhammer to my chest. Today was better but I'm not saying the worst is over for fear of jinxing myself.
Little Red: sga - suck enough - nomadicwritermylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Yeah I'd advise away from saying that. I did and then I came down with another cold before the first was over. :-/ I miss you, breathing! We had some good times together! Come back to meeee!

Feel better!!
Melyanna: Hallowed with a pound signmelyanna on November 24th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
You too! For me, I was sick earlier in the month and I think maybe I didn't medicate long enough to smite everything. Not making that mistake again!
Little Red: trek - kes angstmylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Oh man!! One of my coworkers got pneumonia from this cold and another got another kind of infected fluid/pleurisy thing so I'm just hoping my usual battery of asthma meds will prevent such things. Oh, and the pneumonia vaccine. Yay, things that keep me from dying!

And not medicating long enough is the worst!! Then the only bacteria left are the super strong ones.
miera_c: penguin screammiera_c on November 24th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
If you're coughing like that you're not "being lazy" you're "being sick" and it totally does not count. I endorse the parental units' view on this one.

I wanted to make a Firefly joke about something earlier but I knew nobody in my family would get it. *sigh*

Also they laughed at my love for "How To Train Your Dragon."

Upside my sister and I are still talking about "Avengers" :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
I can't figure out how to answer this comment because sick, but the points I was considering getting across:

Awww!

My parents have somehow accepted and/or encouraged my sister and I to consider Star Trek our religion and we've written as much on official forms. (ALWAYS CHECK THE "OTHER" BOX. It confuses people.)

How to Train Your Dragon is cuuuute!!

I had a hard time explaining my love of My Little Pony, or Huge. They have accepted sci-fi as normal, but being all THIS IS THE GREATEST EVER about something targeted for a younger age group makes them think I'm weird. Which I am. WHATEVS!
Ryuu: MLP - PinkiePieHappykarma_aster on November 24th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
"...so they're on a five year mission to seek out strange new lands and new pony civilizations!" Pinkie Pie exclaimed exitedly. "And they have this really cool ship with all these different crew members and the navigator's a lot like you, Twilght, because she's really, really smart and good at figuring things out when they get into trouble-"

"I dunno, sugarcube," Applejack said dubiously. "It seems like an awful big story to write."

"Are there monsters? And scary stuff?" Rainbow Dash asked, clutching the latest Daring Doo novel.

"Yeah!" Pinkie said. "And they help people while they're exploring too!"

"Oh, that sounds nice!" Fluttershy said.

"Pony Trek." Twilight shrugged. "Well, I'll tell my publisher friend in Canterlot about it, Pinkie. He might just give it a shot."
Little Red: nano ponymylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
*SQUEEEEEEEEE*

This is the actual greatest thing I have ever read omg. I feel like I've just been wrapped up in cotton candy it is so sweet and fluffy. :)
Ryuu: Star Trek - Brave New Worldskarma_aster on November 24th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Ponies make everything better, really.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
They doooo!!
Icepixie: [Photos Stock] Robin in the snowicepixie on November 24th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Thanksgiving alone is more lonely than regular days alone.

It IS! My first year in grad school, I stayed in town to finish a paper and had a turkey TV dinner, and it was pretty much the most depressing thing ever.

I am all about living in squalor when I'm sick. Sweeping away the fluffy piles of kleenex is the surefire indication I'm better. ;) Hope your uber-cold departs quickly!
Little Red: cheer - cleaning - foldedwingsmylittleredgirl on November 24th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
I know! It's just bad when a friend is like "Want me to bring you soup?" and I am like NO NO NO, don't come by and see my place like this! Man, I understand people on hoarders who refuse to let the ambulance people in or something because they're afraid of being judged about their place, haha. Except of course I'm not at hoarder levels, just fruit fly levels, but GOOD GOD. FRUIT FLIES.
Jainabrightcupenny on November 24th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)
Hi hi hi hi hi!!! I hope you feel better soon! Here, have a cup-stacking otter: http://youtu.be/wavh47RpLz4

When you're back on your feet and you feel up to cleaning, may I suggest Unfuck Your Habitat? http://unfuckyourhabitat.tumblr.com/ It has been super super helpful to me in figuring out to tackle the mess in my house.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
CUP STACKING OTTERRRR! <3 <3

I will have to check out that tumblr! I am not actually at CDC levels of squalor, but it's a good thing I don't live in low-income housing where they periodically come check to make sure you don't have stacks of unwashed dishes in your sink. >.>
georgie: Rapunzel & Pascalgeorgierae on November 24th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
TEA. Tea is my cure-all.
Little Red: sga - sw cute facemylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
SO MUCH TEAAAA. <3 23K! Only 2K away from my Georgie-demanded word count!

I need to steal aj's We Need Tea icon.
georgie: Avengersgeorgierae on November 25th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
Yessssss :D

Reckon you can manage 30k by the end of Sunday?
elly: bsg Kara/Lee  [Reasons I loved her]elly427 on November 25th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Then we discussed how they were watching Goldfinger, and I told them the story of how I was supposed to pick a "classic American name" for a 9th grade global studies mock Yalta conference or something and I chose "Pussy Galore" without realizing the implications. I mean, she was a GREAT AMERICAN HEROINE, okay?
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<I>Then we discussed how they were watching Goldfinger, and I told them the story of how I was supposed to pick a "classic American name" for a 9th grade global studies mock Yalta conference or something and I chose "Pussy Galore" without realizing the implications. I mean, she was a GREAT AMERICAN HEROINE, okay?<i/I>

All right, new favourite Little Red story right there.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
In terms of science, I learned that it officially took 16 years for me to be able to tell that story without feeling MORTALLY EMBARRASSED. I find the embarrassing foibles of 14-year-old me pretty cute now.

Yay! Now that I know my embarrassment half-life, I can determine that in... *counts*... five years, I will no longer cringe whenever I think about flinging a ziplock bag full of various kinds of condoms at one of my first drunken college hookups and telling him to pick one. Yep! Still kinda mortifying. 16 year statute of limitations on embarrassment it is! :)
fyca: Tina nerd pridefyca on November 25th, 2012 07:30 am (UTC)
On an almost random note, Patrick Stewart will be at the Emerald City Comicon, March 2nd and 3rd, 2013. Just sayin'.