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This is a page for things I'm currently reading/writing/playing/idek there will be things

Currently Reading
  • Half-Asleep in Frog Pajamas
  • The Magicians
  • The Lies of Locke Lamorra
  • The Kingdom Beyond the Waves


Currently Writing
  • Sine Die 206
  • Lockwood/Cabal crossover


Currently Playing
3DS: 1306-5876-1300 Add me!
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening

Steam Add me!
  • Portal 2
  • Anna
lady_mab: (faction before blood)
I decided that I really need to start being more proactive about my (lack of) productivity when it comes to things. I spend too much time sitting around doing nothing but refreshing tumblr. In my (current) defense, it is way too hot to care about doing anything BUT that. Cleaning? Dishes?! Fuck, ain't no one got the constitution for that. It's uncomfortably warm and stuffy and muggy. Gross.

Anyway, I was considering this yesterday, especially since at the moment I Have been having a lot of half-shifts and days off due to the Water Park being closed during the week. I figure I just need to start being a bit more forceful when it comes to getting up and doing things -- because when I do, I get things done. It just takes that bit of effort.

So, I plan to start acting accordingly! At the moment, due to my new year's goal being writing every day and getting 25k every month, I'm going to focus on that. But there are a lot of books coming out, and I have a shitton of books on my TBR list that I don't even want to make a TBR list. I have so many crafts that need to be done, laundry that needs to be put away, paperwork for healthcare to look over. I need to be an adult! Ugh.

The first part of that plan is creating a breakdown for things. Yeah, I'm going to be one of those people who schedules her days. It will be a fun challenge to wrap up the year with, and possibly carry over into the new year (in which it will help me with my new goal of reading a certain number of books in a year!)

- Having an hour to just sit down and write. This can be even sitting down to do a blog post (if I start counting them toward my word count, which I Haven't been yet), or writing in a journal. One hour dedicated to writing, even if it is just three words in the end. Turn off the internet and write. Can't do much else during that hour.
- Watch an episode of a show. I have so many anime discs sitting around unwatched because I buy them and go "I'll rewatch this one day". So why not try and incorporate it into my routine? On days I have off, or days that I don't have a long shift at work, I can watch more.
- An hour of video games! I have so many that I need to make my way through, and I generally can't play some of them very long because I get motion sickness (not as bad as it used to be at least). Also, make an effort to check my Animal Crossing village before actually settling in to play ;a; I haven't played in so long I think they have all left me.
- Set aside time for crafts! This can easily be mixed in with watching an episode -- and even more productive on days when I "allow" myself to marathon episodes. This is why I started crochet in the first place -- to give me something to do as I listened to WTNV. Now I can crochet (not that I'm making anything, mostly just practicing...) or work on those jellyfish. Or start scrapbooking officially!
- Always read before going to bed. Make sure to head off before I get too tired, so I can make sure that I can get in at least an hour. This will be increased next year, as I want to try and do a reading challenge. But at the moment, I can at least manage this much and get through two of the currently-reading that I've been sloughing my way through!

Things like listening to audio books or WTNV episodes are best saved for when I'm going on trips. If I'm driving I can't double up, but if I take the train again, or someone else is driving, I'd be able to do something like crochet or play a handheld game that doesn't require thought.

In all honesty, one of my worst fears is not being able to read all the books I have, or play all the video games I have.

Assuming I get home at 6, this is roughly 3.5 hours on average (depending on the show I'm watching). Throwing in time for food, chatting with roommates, relaxing, etc, I'm still looking at capping off around 11. Give or take. Like I said, I'm prioritizing writing. So if I have to sacrifice something, the video games and TV shows will be the first to go.

Of course, this doesn't account for any time during Camp/NaNo or when books come out (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, LOCKWOOD, CABAL, AND CLARIEL), in which all I will be doing is reading those and making sure I carve out at least five minutes to write.

So. Yeah. I'm going to try and get started on that over the next few days! I have the next two days off, but I might do something with Xavier tomorrow (or I might convince him to come over and marathon sleepy hollow or darker than black with me so I can work on jellyfish) and Thursday I'm going to be at my parents' house so I can pick up my mom from work.

WISH ME LUCK. I'm going to me a "currently" post with books I'm reading, video games I'm playing, and stories I'm writing. Just because!
lady_mab: (by any other name)
Yeah so I said I would return and so here is my first effort at making this return!

It's going to be a quick post though because I have to shower and get ready to go out so bullet points!

- I still feel really exhausted all the time and my cold has decided to kick in for possibly a third week. It felt like my coughing was a lot worse last night, but it probably had to do with my sister smoking and a lot of talking.
- Despite that, I'm going out with her to see Guardians of the Galaxy (my second time, her first IT IS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE).
- TONIGHT IS PANIC! AT THE DISCO CONCERT HELL YEAH HELL YEAH I'm really excited I'm going to be a wreck tomorrow but who cares
- This is the last week of me being at the water park (well except for weekends) so it will be interesting to see what happens. Apparently there is a position opening up for wardrobe (I should check the job listings just in case), I applied to the seasonal events position for brick or treat, and I can still help out at GCC. So I mean, I have my bases covered, but there are still a lot of things that can happen. Like I could stop being lazy and look for a job closer to the apartment.
- I went out with Eunice the other night (...Monday! I forgot what day of the week it was for a moment). It was super great to see her again. She's moving out to Maryland for work though! Ahhh sad I couldn't spend more time than a last-minute thing but that's okay. I'll go visit her (and Caitlin fufufu) next year!
- Yesterday, Claire and I went to go see Meredith! THAT was super fun. She lives fairly close so it's kind of sad that I haven't made more of an effort to see her, but we've both had very busy schedules. She's moving over to somewhere near Balboa Park in the next month so definitely need to hit her up after that.

Hm anything else? Not that I can think of. I need to ensure that I get some writing done today between going out with Claire and the concert. HOKAY talk to you again soon!
lady_mab: (tears and dreams)
Wow it's like I only come to you guys when I need a place to put things that isn't tumblr or twitter I'm sorry.

I think I want to start using this some more than I have in the year or two past, mostly because -- while not a lot has happened -- I like having this space to turn to that isn't limited by characters or viewable by so many people. (Or anyone because I don't know who is still here?!) (IF YOU ARE HI HOW HAVE YOU BEEN I HAVE MISSED THIS SPACE)

Okay but I have created a writing twitter dedicated to me rambling on about my stories so I don't spam lil-miss-banana with it all. So please check out pepper_squash if you are interested in it! A few days ago, after deciding I wanted to talk about my stories, I decided to tweet about them. And I selected 20 different titles to talk about. Novels, "novellas", "idk what to do with these", "I would love to write this if it didn't take so much time" and "oh my god I forgot about these". And then I took the time to pull that all from twitter and format it. Only now it's posted backwards so I have to fix that before I post it on here.

So be prepared for the madness below the cut of like 6k+ of me talking about 20 different stories sobs

READER BEWARE )

(/curtain draws shut across the scene)
lady_mab: (by any other name)
So I didn't have Tuesday and Wednesday to work because I was at Universal Studios and Disneyland, respectively. And next week the park is open every day, but my days off consist of leaving on vacation to visit fabulously wonderful people for photoshoots, baking, and waif-ooh times.

And then I get back, have less than a week, and have to leave for ALA.

Basically, today is my last day off of doing truly nothing (I close window tomorrow, am at north gate until 6 on Christmas, but at least I get off at 3:30 on Christmas Eve so I'll have some time then). Thus, I really need to get my butt in gear!

  • Shower cause my hair is grossss
  • start a load of laundry (EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO DETERGENT. IT'S JUST MIDLY SOAPY WATER.)
  • clean the litter box (I think my sister has a genetic defect where she can't clean anything)
  • Wrap the boyfriend’s presents
  • Change the sheets on the bed to fleece ones (SO WARM AND COZY)
  • When dad gets home, get him to fetch soap from the drain (I KNOCKED MY TINY BAR OF SOAP DOWN THE DRAIN NOOOO) and have him help me fix that thing in my car
  • Get gas
  • Buy things for necklaces and earrings for Waif-ooh and deathly hallows
  • Buy craft paper and wood for Jack Frost staff
  • Buy wig head and other styling stuff (sobbing so nervous)
  • Buy hair dye for myself!
  • If possible start painting the hoodie!


Right then. Time to get started on the day! I'll cross things off as I come to them, but for now, I'm off to start a load of laundry, clean the litter box, and then shower.
lady_mab: (odds are against you)
Bullets, because nothing really concrete:

+ I'm getting stressed over really innocuous things. Like all the driving I have to be doing the next two weeks (two trips to fashion district if I can't get Erika to drive for one of them, and then up to the picnic for AX because it looks like Ryan didn't get the time off so that means I can't pester him into driving instead). Like the thought that maybe I should drop out of FBB after all, because I can't get myself to write Zero. Like I won't be able to do all the sewing that i want to do between writing and working, and Ireland, and doing other shit.

+ Need to send laptop back sometime this week.

+ Sold Alice 19th! Need to ship it out as well.

+ Will likely send both things on Friday, since I don't have work then.

+ Got Kat to agree to go with me to Starkids on the 20th! Yay!

+ Changing "trip to vegas with girls from work" to "heading up to santa monica pier/shopping, then 6 flax" or something like that. It's... a bit more money than I was planning on spending. One more thing to stress out over because I've been spending too much money lately on eating out and buying snacks.

+ And I still need to set some money aside for things like finally getting car insurance, I think now I have to pay for my AAA roadside membership, getting Euros, fabric for FFX!Rikku and possibly Otter Penguin uniform.

+ I should go write Zero but I am really just very tired of it, even though I know I need to finish it as soon as possible so that the persono can start recording the podfic. I don't know.

Now I've gotten myself worked up. I need chocolate. Too bad i don't have any.
lady_mab: (you shall die)
Good things I forgot to update about/update on things that happened:

+ I got paid on Friday! MONEY. LOTS OF IT.
+ Really excited for bonfire on Friday. I need to ask Ryan if it will be okay for me to post about it on the bulletin board. But he's up at the water park and I keep forgetting to ask him on FB. Whoops.
+ Seeing Hunger Games again tomorrow! With Erika and probably Luke. I don't know what time. I'll ask one of them to look up times.
+ Hanging out with Tiffany, Kelsey, and Kathryn on Wednesday! We're going to have lots of delicious food at Tiffany's and then make dessert and watch movies and play games or something exciting. It will be lots of fun!
+ I FOUND OUT TODAY THAT, AFTER THIS NEXT WEEK, THE PARK WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY! I thought we were open all week for the rest of the month but NOPE. THIS MEANS I WILL HAVE DAYS OFF. And we won't be opening at 9 anymore which means I won't have to open window at 8:15 anymore! YAY! TIME TO WRITE AND SLEEP AND GO TO THE GYM AND PREPARE LESSON PLANS AND WRITE AND READ AND WRITE!
+ I am likely not going to do most of that writing from the above bullet but oh well.

That is all! I am tired! Time for bed! I need to be up at 6 tomorrow! Or close to it. On time to leave by 7:45. But we have quiche and croissants to eat for breakfast. Yum yum.
lady_mab: (you do things to me)
+ I know it might not seem like it, but I am alive. Hanging in there. April was off to a super rough start on the first but it has since wound down. I am doing my best not to stress. I am doing quite well at it, except for the fact that I have my SLPs due on the 6th and I don't think I can get a hold of one of my students in time to test her. And I've technically started tutoring for students before getting their SLPs approved.

+ Ooops I've had this open for about half an hour already and just only wrote that top bit. Curse you, tumblr.

+ I realised that this weekend is Easter. Doesn't mean much. My mom said don't worry about it since none of the cousins are likely to make it. I have work until 4, Jennifer is in LA, Kiiya is in San Francisco, Cameron is moving into a house, and Claire is in Riverside.

+ Next weekend is the bonfire! I need to talk to Ryan about inviting other people. I wonder if Xavier has been invited, or if any of the new people have. But I am excited! Our bonfires are always super fun ;D

+ I should go to bed...

+ Writing has not been happening. I leave the house at around 7:45 or 8:00 and I don't get home until around 5 or 6. I'm not used to these sort of hours. The last time I had these hours I was working front office admin and so I could sit around on the computer all day once I finished what I was supposed to be doing. Now I actually have to interact with people (can I get a resounding "ewwwww").

+ In related news, I've gotten a good amount of my 6-word-alphabet stories done? It's looking like I have about 5 left! I'll finish them likely tomorrow and then type them all up and share them with the word. Mmyep.

Well I'm sure there is plenty more I can say. But I really need to go to bed since I need to get up at like 6:30 (preferably earlier but will likely be later) tomorrow because I have work at 8:15 and I've been late way too often (and by late I mean clocking in just barely within the grace period). After work tomorrow I will go chill at Panera and do some organizing and writing and breathe easy for a spell. Tea will help. I am sure of it.

Cheers, and love you all!
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Just to keep me going, here are a list of things I am looking forward to between now and the end of the year. Will be added to as I go.

APRIL:
- Beach bonfire with people from work!
- PRETTY PRETTY PAY CHECK

MAY:
- INSURGENT COMES OUT
- Trip to Vegas with girls from work!
- APOCALYPTOUR for Starkids!

June:
- IRELAND!!!!!1!! (/foams at the mouth)
- AX!

July:
- AX cont.!
- My birthday
- LAST ARTEMIS FOWL BOOK my sobs

August:
- Camp NaNo! In which I finish the story from my previous camp nano

September:
- Dapper Day!
- Photoshoots with Autumn!

November:
- NaNo! Oh geeze I have forgotten what I was going to write for this but I thought I had settled on a story...

December:
- Japan and Korea hopefully!

Misc:
- Possibly moving depending on bank account!

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