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28 January 2006 @ 07:15 am
*clings to the rafters*  
OMG, screw it. It's 7:15 am. I'm giving up on trying to sleep and declaring it tomorrow.

Oddly, I've been more productive in one night of Little Red's Brain Attempts To Ward Off Sleep than I have been for the past four days! Witness:

1) Watched more Lois & Clark Season Two with roommates. SO MUCH GLEEE. Mayson Drake is, in fact, exactly as cool as I remembered her. Sadly, also as doomed. :( I totally remembered a bunch of things that never actually happened, though, like her dating Clark for longer than five minutes and her and Lois becoming reluctant friends... but I've been known to occasionally infer things into TV shows that don't actually happen on-screen, so I suppose that's par for the course.

2) Finished "Girl, Interrupted." I actually read a whole entire book intended for grown-ups! It seems that higher education has not permanently ruined me for literature after all! It worries me that the only other time a book has made me feel this awed by how the writer reached inside me and wrote all the parts of me I can't explain from the inside out into neat pretty prose was when I was wee and read "The Bell Jar." But only slightly. I'm resisting the urge to type out passages and flail to you about the BRILLIANCE of this book, because everyone else totally read it like ten years ago.

3) Reconstructed categorial grammar in my head with help of internet. Ever have those nights where you're all about to drift off finally and then something in your brain goes "OH MY GOD IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER THE COMPLEX WORKINGS OF CATEGORIAL GRAMMAR BEFORE YOU FALL ASLEEP THE WORLD WILL IMPLODE"? No? *thunks head on desk*

4) Rewrote resume (again) and filled in a long application form for a temp agency. I went to my Very First Grown Up Job Interview last Monday, business suit and all, and was sadly not cool enough for that job. Seriously, the job was ridiculously cool, and I never could have handled it. But I was cool enough to rate a rejection email instead of just never hearing back, so that was nice. :)

5) Taught self to french-braid own hair.

6) Played with rats. I have pet rats! The all-white one is named Spot, after Data's cat and because I heart irony, and the hooded one is named Porthos, after Archer's dog.

7) Attempted to shame self into writing Sparky fic. Failed, so far. Will continue to attempt.

8) Completely ignored the list of things I was actually supposed to do (with exception of job stuff), because that constituted Too Much Work or Too Much Scary. Yes! Watching things that I have DVR'd on the TV? Too Much Work. Friendslist? Too Much Scary And Mad Guilt For Having Ignored It So Much. Attempting to develop a new system of grammar at four in the morning? PERFECT.

There were other things, but I'm already terrified of what my insomniac babbling sounds like. Eep! I now plan to wait until it is morning enough for stores to be open and then walk to the bank, which is 2.5 miles away, in attempt to make myself sleep already. I also have errands at the plaza that's farther down that road, but that's like 6 miles away, and it seems sort of cruel to throw 12 miles at myself without sleeping first. Also, civilization frowns on falling asleep in Rite-Aid.

This post brought to you by roothekittycat, who nudged me and requested that I tell livejournal about my life. So it's my fault that my life is so incredibly mundane, but her fault that you all get to hear about it. *grins*
feel: crazycrazy
hear: *is not giggling at self. really.*
ex_spockette108 on January 28th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
Little Red: trek - naomi wildman - jen717mylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
רותם שחר (Ro): i love youroothekittykat on January 28th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)

1) I totally want to join you some time in watching Lois and Clark! LoL :D I don't remember much of the episodes, I just remember the wedding and the frog-eating clone...weird stuff!

2) *hasn't read the book*
*has seen the movie*

3) LOL *cuddles*

4) aww, but yey for going! and yey for actually hearing back from them, even if it wasn't the reply you wanted!

5) omg! I can't even braid my own hair regularly, let alone french braid anyones...

6) hee! yey rats!

7) aww. that's okay though, sometimes muses run away for a bit. I'll bet ours are out having fun without us right now, since I can't seem to find mine either.

8) aww, flist isn't supposed to be scary or guilt inducing! just read as much or as little as you want to/can, and honestly, noone minds random comments to month-old entries;)

9) goodluck getting places and falling asleep afterwards! I hate not being able to sleep *snuggles*

10) yey me! :D I love that feature. LoL :D it entertains me ;)
Little Red: b5 - all alone in the night - thatfangirmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
I... just... I don't know how it's possible for girls not to know how to braid their hair! I had my hair in nothing but braids for YEARS to keep it from turning into one big knot. But some people stare at me like I'm crazy for not knowing how to french-braid my hair, so I suppose it's all relative.


Flist isn't guilt-inducing. Flist is WONDERFUL. I just tend to pile guilt on myself for no reason. *sigh*

I'm still awake, but am yet to go for my walk. Must do that!
רותם שחר (Ro): dance 2roothekittykat on January 29th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
hehe, my mom always did it for me when I was little and then I just stopped wearing my hair in braids...


so, how'd the walk go?
Ravennoradannan on January 28th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
I adore the fact that your rat Porthos is named after Archer's dog, and not, you know, the Musketeer.

Also, I have never read Girl, Interrupted. I take it I should?

And, as to number 3, I totally wake up in the night trying desperately to remember crazy linguistic facts and German grammar. At 3 am. Because it's that important, apparently.

I am jealous of your ability to french braid your own hair. My hair is long now, and I cannot even braid it myself. You are so cool.

But, I do know how to knit! I'm on my second scarf - this one is on circular needles, and switches colors and everything! Knitting is so cool!
Little Red: knitting! - melyannamylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
I adore the fact that your rat Porthos is named after Archer's dog, and not, you know, the Musketeer.

See, well, that's why I had to specify who he was named after. :)

Girl, Interrupted is a really good read in the "it's not too long and very engaging and hard to put down, and has lots of good thoughts and interesting and vaguely horrifying ways of looking at things." So yes, I reccomend it. It's the first grownup book I've actually finished in a very long time. :)

Gah! 3 am is the hour where old school things COME BACK TO HAUNT US!

Eeee! Knitting is SO COOL!! We are a long-distance socialist socialite knitting circle.
you're thinking of mr wizard: lantis shep weircleverocity on January 28th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)

I totally just reread Girl Interrupted last week. Yes. Is an all-time favourite of mine.
Little Red: b5 - lyta touched - ruugermylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Isn't it fantastic? Man. I totally love books that make me feel like I'm not an alien for the way I see the world. :) (Of course, these books make me wonder if I am certifiable, and that is not necessarily better, but, err... they are good books!) And reading is good for me! Yes.

My sister has me watching Futurama every day now. I squeal with gleee whenever one of your icon quotes turns up. :)
Clyde: l&c by louisemcgregor mamasuzvoy on January 28th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Aww, man. When Mayson died... :( And she and Lois manage to bond for all of five seconds when talking about how weird Clark is. Hehehe.
Little Red: lc - lois mayson gasp! - followtomorrowmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
Aaaa! I started cringing like halfway through that episode, as soon as I realized it was coming, and ended up practically hiding under the couch. *waaah!* I remember watching it when I was a kid, and thinking that her last word being "ressurection!" would totally mean that SHE WOULD BE RESSURECTED, and being hopping mad at the show for a few months when that didn't happen.

... *sekritly ponders fix-it fic*

And she and Lois did totally bond over how much they didn't like each other. :) So I suppose there was potential for them to be reluctant friends.
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Little Red: trek - dax ooh! - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
*laughs at your icon* I love whore!Jadzia!! I missed that so much when she got married. *snuggles her*

#3 on my list seems to be rather popular. I'm still a little fretful because MY REFERENCE BOOKS ARE 3000 MILES AWAYYYY and I can't find the answers! Oh noes!

And dude, normality might sort of suck. I am taking braindrugs now to make me more normal, and it's definitely taken some of the fun out of the universe. :)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on January 28th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
This comment has no content, other than to acknowledge reading and enjoying your presence back online. :)
Little Red: sga - sw lost without - ethelineshermanmylittleredgirl on January 28th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
*gives you a big hug* I'm trying! And I miss you and love you! And will try more, yay.
fyca: AG & RP _squirtgunfyca on January 28th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Dood. I was up till 7 too! I was high on fanfic writing and caffeinated tea (that I really didn't need...seemed like a good idea at some point.) We could have kept each other company.
dark_cygnetdark_cygnet on January 28th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Good to see ya! And i'm suffering from a bout of insomnia too if that makes you feel any better. We can start a club! Swansmooches!
Pooh: SN - hug (by aeonian)mspooh on January 29th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
*snugs* #4. Ditto. *clings*
Tammy - never give up, never surrender: SG1 - Sam Kidding - besydbesyd on January 30th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Ever have those nights where you're all about to drift off finally and then something in your brain goes "OH MY GOD IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER THE COMPLEX WORKINGS OF CATEGORIAL GRAMMAR BEFORE YOU FALL ASLEEP THE WORLD WILL IMPLODE"?

Um ... yes. And you were there (well, here ... online). Heh.

I'm slowly moving back toward "normal life" after a solid week of puppy-bliss. It really, really is like having a baby for me ... minus the pain (yea!). Many pictures coming soon!

in the meantime, I'll try to be a little more present around here. I've missed you so much!!!