Schmoop fic, yo

Saturday, 16 May 2009 23:43
krisomniac: (spn heart)
I charge you all to go make things right in the Winchesters' world at [ profile] thehighwaywoman's Schmoopfic meme!

It's glorious and wonderful and everything that I needed after that finale.

My own wee contribution is here.
krisomniac: (egg)
Got home around seven this morning, crashed, and now I am more or less ready to rejoin the world of the living. (Before noon, too. Go me!) I do not, however, feel ready to go BACK to school.

It always amazes me how one can feel hungover from a night in which there was no alcohol involved and the only drugs were given to patients.

It occurs to me that this is a reasonable time to be waking up somewhere in the ocean between California and Hawaii. Maybe I'll pretend I'm there.

I think I'm going to have ice cream for breakfast.

I have refused to join Twitter on the principle of not having the time to waste, but I'm very weak and tempted right now.
krisomniac: (spn samdrink)
Um. So I may (will. after several drinks) be doing this onstage in the senior sketch comedy/musical... with a bunch of other white girls... wearing green coveralls.

*runs and hides*
krisomniac: (sandman dream)
a meme, from [ profile] thistlerose

Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes

1. A Separate Peace by John Knowles -- More than Catcher in the rye, this was my novel of teenage angst.
2. Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkein -- The first novels I ever illustrated and compulsively re-read
3. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Harriot -- One of my favorite of his standalone stories. I should really include the entire All Creatures Great and Small in here as well.
4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein -- I still get choked up
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry -- this story is so haunting. Even now.
6. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, and Identity by Milan Kundera -- his words, even through translation, speak to every notion of self and art I've experienced.
7. Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare -- I was so angry the first time I read this. Later I began to understand.
8. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman -- What every Catholic schoolgirl should read
9. Fierce invalids home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins -- my first foray into his wonderful and totally absurd comedy/satire
10. Harry Potter by JK Rowling -- my first foray into a fandom
11. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski -- One of the first books I understood better after analysis in class
12. Whip Hand by dick Francis -- the first of his mysteries I read
13. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman -- this is to young adult maladjustment, what a Separate Peace was to teenage
14. Thunderhead by Mary O'Hara -- Son of flicka. I discovered this in the back of my lower/middle school library and didn't leave the room until I'd read the whole thing
15. The Chronicles of Narnia
krisomniac: (spn deans not amused)
BSG - Okay, so I got to season three, and this is it. I'm done. spoilers )

Wolverine - Unlike BSG, this movie was AWESOMEPANTS. spoilers )
krisomniac: (spn demonwish)
What are good, logistic reasons (other than two apparently completely different personalities and histories) for Ruby and Meg not to be the same demon playing the VERY LONG game to get back at our boys or bring about Azazel's end game? They didn't kill Meg, right? just exorcised her?
krisomniac: (horse race)

In honor of the race, the horse, and spring in general, I bring you... Icons! (also, I wanted some new, fresh ones for Dreamwith-- lord help me)

All stock photography from Getty Images. Feel free to take and use however you want. If you credit, it should probably go go Getty, as all I did was crop and resize them.

To the icons, Jeeves )

krisomniac: (scrubbs - hmm)
Although I'm often appalled by media bias in reporting, I thought that this article from the New York Times on drug compounding and the polo ponies who died in Florida was actually very well-balanced and representative of an issue that confronts veterinarians every day.

In other news, we did our lameness work-up on the horse assigned to us this week. He's a sweet old (20-ish) "Irish Sporthorse" (looks like a Thoroughbred/Clydesdale cross) who's quite lame on the right front (with clean radiographs), very easy to work with, people-oriented and affectionate. I really hope that he could make a nice pasture pet for someone and that this isn't the end of the line for him. :( Anyone want a horse?

I still haven't gotten over that show last night, you guys. You KNOW what I'm talking about.

krisomniac: (spn bobby)
First: HOLY HELL, guys, life got busy and stressful and cold this week when it had absolutely no business being so. I demand it stop immediately. I do not want to think about disability insurance and term life, repayment schedule for taking loans to cover an extortionist's tuition, final papers, radiology schedules, or searching old medical records databases. Thank you.

Second: HOLY HEAVEN, guys, our show. )
krisomniac: (spn samdrink)

In honor of this glorious day, I present a list of happy-making things:

1. Sun and warm, with breezes and open windows, and a forty degree rise in the mercury overnight.

2. Four weeks left until graduation aka DOCTOR day.

3. Not having to wait any longer for netflix to send the first disk of BSG s2.5, because HOLY SHIT that was a cliffhanger of doom. (Someone please tell me that Chief Tirol(sp) survives to the end of the series? Please? In this I am not spoiler-averse.

4. A bottle of Argentine wine (a Torrontes, perfect for a summer day) and dark chocolate with chili and cherries-- possibly the most complete and magically flavored chocolate I've ever had (with the exception of milk/lavender)

5. Being able to be the one who posts multiple times in a day, can comment to everyone on my f-list, and might even start writing again. :D

6. Knitting up my first wearable (i.e. non-accessory) garment.

7. One more class, meeting THREE times/week 'til I'm done. That's all, baby!

krisomniac: (spn s/d wide eyes)
As ucky as it was outside yesterday, it is some kind of beautiful today (and the weekend is only meant to get better). The cats are perched in wide-open windows and the seedlings are on the back porch to get some direct sun.

I only have one class, but it's from 1-5pm, *sigh*

As school winds down and I'm getting ready to move across the country, I've been thinking about life and home a lot. I live-at-work for the next year, but after that I'm completely on my own. I've realized that I'm tired of sharing kitchen and bathrooms (in fact, have never had my own), although I like having other people (and their pets) in the house. It's nothing against the people I share them with-- I'm just tired of it. I suppose I'll need to find a place where there is a bedroom/bath/kitchen for every housemate? Does such nirvana exist?

In other news, the whole equine-vet world is exploding with the controversy over the dead polo ponies in Florida. If you haven't heard anything about it, it was a horrific supposed-accident in which 21 horses died within the space of a few hours before their match after receiving a compounded vitamin mix. Whether it was the compounding pharmacy's fault (they claim an error in the formulation, but won't say which ingredient and toxicology tests aren't back yet from the horses) or the vet for prescribing it, or just rotten luck, I hope to god nothing like this happens again. I also hope it encourages some standards of safety and efficacy in compounded veterinary products. (These are typically drugs we cannot get through pharmaceutical companies, because they aren't licensed in the USA or no one makes them anymore etc, so we have pharmacies make them with less oversight than their big Pharma neighbors. The mix given to the ponies was meant to emulate a product that Meriel sells overseas.) It's huge topic, and every vet on the list-serve's I belong to seems to be weighing in. Personally, I can't say more than I think it's a tragedy, and I just hope we can learn from it to prevent something like this from happening again.
krisomniac: (spn deans not amused)
It was freezing and bloody SNOWING when I woke up this morning, and it's supposed to be near 80F by Friday. WTF, weather?

Re senioritis: I just dropped my 8:00am class at about 7:00am, because I didn't really feel like going and didn't need the credit. It's only four lectures. This is about the laziest I've ever been.

In other news, my senior seminar went okay yesterday (no voice shaking, few nervous giggles) although I kinda bored myself in the middle of it. That's never a good sign...

In other, other news, Happy Supernatural Day!

Spammity and Colmes

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:38
krisomniac: (spn dean chews pen)
I don't want to get on the plane. I don't want to get on the plane. This may have something to do with the prospect of spending 24 hours in the air and at airports for a 48 hour trip for the sole purposes of getting fingerprinted and taking a test.

I know, buck up and meet my licensing requirements like a man.

But I don't waaaaant to. :P *whiny*

And I haven't packed yet, and the thing takes off in 2.5 hours. (Luckily the airport has only two gates and is about ten minutes from my house.)


This reluctance might also have a little to do with the fact my kitty (Phoebe) is in the hospital overnight for her dental tomorrow. She's going to have two teeth extracted. Poor darling. And I don't know who's more stressed about it, me or her. (Sometimes knowing too much is not a good thing. Especially because I know that three dogs they had in last week, including mine, ended up with wicked intestinal upset after their appointments...)

Guh. I'm sure it'll be okay. She's a street cat. She's tough.


Oh! One last thing. I've taken up knit and crochet recently.

my crafts, let me show you them )


Tuesday, 14 April 2009 20:57
krisomniac: (spn heart)
housekeeping thingies.

1. ALMOST DONE. I've been in total and complete denial that my California board examination is on Friday, that I have to fly out there tomorrow to take it, and that I'm as far behind as I am in studying for it. I've been in such denial that I forgot to tell my aunt (who I'm staying with) when I was coming. *facepalm*

Sometime during all this, I have to finish the presentation I'm making to what feels like the entire school next week and get it to my advisor by Friday. I thought I had more time than this...

This goes on record as one of the stupider weeks of my life.

2. On the other hand, New York was fantastic last weekend. I had such a great time meeting and karaoke-ing with all you gals!

3. Umm... what's with the defection to Dreamwidth? Is LJ no good anymore? Because, honestly, I don't think I handle either making a whole new journal or losing everyone I know through this one. *sadface*
krisomniac: (egg)
I had two overnight shifts last Thursday and Friday while working full days Wed and Thurs. This amounted to roughly 48 hours straight, with small (2-3 hour) breaks for naps once or twice. I had been dreading it all week, but I really needed the money from the overnights so I agreed to take them on.

The cool thing? Was that the hospital was slow, the overnights were pretty relaxed, I set up a sleeping bag in my car to nap from 7am to 8am, I got out early on Friday afternoon for a few extra hours' sleep, and I had no major plans all weekend except brunch and wine tasting! All in all, it wasn't nearly as bad as I'd feared and was even pretty great in the end.

I love it when that happens.

In other news, I've been watching new TV! Dolls and Cylons, Bones and Kings. And I'm *not* afraid of spoilers )

In conclusion: there is lots of amazing and less-than-amazing TV to catch up on while waiting for new episodes of Supernatural, Merlin, and Being Human.
krisomniac: (spn dean chews pen)
A meme.

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.

I didn't want to make this decision. But I did anyway. )


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