cosmic_celery: (Jeeves and Wooster: Drones club)
It seems like I've not made a proper journal entry in forever.

Christmas went nicely and I managed not to make my mother angry about something or other, which is nice. It didn't seem to become the big deal that it could have...though at times it nearly got there. We did Christmas dinner at Grandmas and my Dad was there. Dad pushing himself last minute into holidays always pisses Mom off to no end, but things moved peaceably along.

I didn't really have much money at all this year, so she got a book and journal with the first page filled with nice things I think about her. ...I also wrapped up some tangerines and a banana, which made for fun unwrapping, and hopefully she thought it was as amusing as I thought it was.

For my dad the hit gift seems to be a book on beautiful experiments done in the history of science. He called me up and told me how much he likes it (no word of the other two books). When I was in the bookstore so much in the science section looked interesting, so maybe I'll head back later when I have more money and buy up a whole shelf's worth for myself.

I knitted my grandma a nice, warm scarf. I think that she liked it, and even if she doesn't she can still wear it while she's watching TV or something.

As for myself, I received some lovely things, including some awesome gloves from [livejournal.com profile] mertondingle a couple Past Doctor Adventures from [livejournal.com profile] shinnyjenni, as well as a bunch of wonderful cards.

Thanks, everyone!
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On New Years I watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with mom. She hadn't seen it before. I drank a rum and Coke because mom bought rum....but I don't really like rum. Or at least that rum. Ah well. I'd like to figure out more what sort of drinks I like. How's that for a New Year's resolution? Drink more.

Maybe I'm missing the self-improvement angle.

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Oh, and now I'm sick.

cosmic_celery: (RAGAD: don't let them confuse you)
As it is now officially 2010 in Southern California, I'd like to wish you all a happy New Year. Lets hope it's a good one!

Lets bring it in on with a song:

cosmic_celery: (HP: Snape as Marley)
I got my grades back, and I passed all my classes! (If you were wondering, "I passed all my classes!" is what terrible, terrible, students say when they get their grades back.) All in all, that's three Bs and one C. Woo.

Christmas (C'rizzmas) tomorrow! So a very merry Christmas to everyone if I don't make a post tomorrow. Christmas cards have all been sent out, so I hope you enjoy them when you get them.

I think I'll be doing all my [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking filling after the holiday, as nothing there gets revealed until the first. (my stocking here yadda yadda)

Hatter had a post at [livejournal.com profile] dear_mun the other day, which went...alright. Maybe. He got pervy.

I have to knit like a demon today to get a scarf finished for my grandma, so...

cosmic_celery: (RD: potato king)
I shall not be at TARDIS today *weeps*. I shall be eating turkey.



cosmic_celery: (Default)
Hey folks, if you want a holiday card from me, Drop your address by this post.

cosmic_celery: (TW: Owen is a rabbit)
February 14th is Owen Harper's fictional birthday.
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Happy B-day, Owen.
cosmic_celery: (QI: or you could use a monkey)
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I am a Dragon (Earth Dragon, specifically). Most bad-ass of Chinese Zodiac signs. And the most mythological!

I don't think everyone born in a year could possibly have a similar personality, but here's what it says:
"Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.

While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast!"

That sounds nice, but most of it's not true. I never even liked the term "colorful personality." It brings to mind people with circus senses of style and the personalities of car salesmen.
cosmic_celery: (PD: Books are great)
Merry Christmas, guys! (or Hanukkah...or Festivus...or the Great Solstice of Kraal...or Thursday). The morning was lovely and I now have a very nice pair of Chucks, headphones, and books. (Oh, and Warriors of the Deep. Hee.) Also, got the money from writing those two essays for my mom's boss. It turned out to be a pretty good haul. I'm thinking about getting some new boots...or, ya know, Doctor Who dvd's. Same difference.

I got Mom some pajamas and an awesome robot-shaped clock. She seemed to like them, so, success there! Shall see my Dad this weekend, so I'll see what he thinks of his presents then. =)

Leaving in a bit to have an early dinner with Grandma. ...I hope I can figure out how to connect up the DVD player we got her.

honk shu

Nov. 27th, 2008 07:47 pm
cosmic_celery: (mash take a shower)
Ugh. Tired. Thanksgiving went nicely. My older brother and his girlfriend are staying this week, and we drove grandma down to have dinner with us. Dinner was nice, if mostly uneventful. Brother was annoying, grandma was nice. Talked on the phone with dad about school, the possibilities of making homes out of lava, etc.. mmmyup. More later when I'm not dealing with family + up early + chores + turkey tired.

OHMIGOD

Apr. 1st, 2008 06:59 am
cosmic_celery: (juggle chokes)
INSOMNIA.

Also: Damn, I hate April fools day.
cosmic_celery: (happy go lucky scamp)
Dear Today's Weather,

Will you be my Valentine?

Today has been interesting. Winter is in full force in San Diego...which means that's it's a bit cold and it's raining. I love when it gets cold out and the wind becomes an entirely different entity that pushes right into your face so that just walking around is a bit like splashing your face with cold water. I love rain too. and big gigantic puddles. and bare trees. and people complaining about the weather. It all creates a perfect scene. With people gathering together in the warm places on campus (I'm in the library right now, waiting for my next class since my previous class was canceled) there's no hustle and bustle outside. 

Still, I think I'll be glad to get home when class is over. My sleep schedule has been decidedly whacked out for the past few weeks and I need to make sure that I don't sleep through another class like I did this Tuesday. (oops!)

Happy Valentines.

 
cosmic_celery: (five)
It seems like I start one of these every January and then give it up soon after. It's not even a new year's resolution. Just a need to record that somehow surfaces and then is gone just as suddenly.

The need to record comes with an intense guttural desire to be legendary. Not famous really, just known for doing something great or unbelievable. I may be unique in this respect. I have heard people say that they desire to be famous and I have heard people say that they desire money or to be great at one particular thing or another, but nobody's ever said that they'd like to be legend. Even a regional legend would be alright with me. Enough for people to whisper excitedly "Oh, you don't know? well, I'll tell you!" 

At the moment I don't see it easily happening, but there's enough of a distant gnaw at my insides when I think about it to make me hope for something notable. And the even greater hope that it's not "Most embarrassing death."

Lets go over the facts so far:

I have somewhat abandoned my ambitions towards acting in favor of writing. My feelings about this are a bit muddied, because I do love acting, but the life of an actor isn't one I think I can follow without becoming horribly depressed on a regular basis. Writing, while still a business dealing with rejection, is something I feel I can deal with. It is somewhat easier, I think, dealing with rejection when you are judged by talent only instead of the shape of your nose or other somesuch nonsense.

My acting skills have recently been put to good use reading my own work. My creative writing teacher last semester (an adorkable man) picked me and two others from the class to be part of a student reading. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had at college so far and gave me hope for my future in writing.

Besides writing, my schooling hasn't been very successful. Despite being a  ready learner, I have never studied, and that has begun to catch up on me now that I've begun to run into subjects that I have trouble learning.  I sometimes skip assignments that I am not interested in. At this rate, I fear I may never get into an actual college once I finish at the community level.

There is a possibily that, by some definition, I have Schizoid personality disorder. This is a disorder characterized above all by the avoidance of people. It is true that I barely have friends. By any normal person's definition of the word, it would be said that I don't have any, but there are a few people that I occasionally confide in. These are the people I trust enough to know more about me, and that makes them friends, even if I don't see them often, or ever.

I enjoy being a solitary person, and don't see that changing any time soon. I think it would be nice to have someone to share writing with, though, for editing and discussion. That would be nice.

My new year's resolution, if I have one, is to start a book selling business online. I have enough know-how and love of the product to get me through the learning stages unscathed, and hopefully at the end of it all I'll have more than a few pennies to rub together. That is, If I don't end up keeping all the books that I buy.

Ok, enough for now.

Let's see how this goes, shall we?

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