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2011-04-21 02:38 am
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Oh Glee...

Oh, a filler ep... just what I wanted after a month long hiatus.


Night of Neglect... )

chasingkerouac: (spock & uhura)
2009-06-14 02:01 pm

Iceland!

So I'm back from Iceland -- and I'd totally go back in a heartbeat. A week wasn't nearly long enough.

Cut for pictures )
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2009-06-02 02:00 pm

Fic Rec: Star Trek

Yes, I've become addicted to the shiny new Star Trek and it's awesomeness, why do you ask? *lol*

At least looking for fic gives me something to do during my boring workday, and there is more and more shiny fic each day. But, I thought I'd throw this out, because anybody on my flist who wants to start with some shiny new Star Trek fic (and if you haven't seen the movie, go. Amazing. How much of a crush do I have on Karl Urban and Chris Pine?) you should totally start here.

[personal profile] chaletian has written a series of stories now loving known as the village!verse and they involve wonderful things like Chekov and Sulu being bookies, imagining the Enterprise as part of telenovela drama, Kirk attempting to give a birds and the bees talk, McCoy being so delightfully grumpy and McCoy-esque, and just general all around slice of life amusement.

Go, they're wonderful.
chasingkerouac: (st: enterprise)
2009-06-02 11:22 am

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I am so, incredibly, utterly bored.

This is the worst time of year at work. In the fall, we're busy. In the winter, we're less busy but still constant and at least throwing holiday parties that get me out of my office. In spring, we're busy.

In summer? I've got nothing.

Seriously, dead. I get maybe three emails the entire day that need answering. Other than that, we've started printout on wordfinds for the office. Currently I'm working on 'Currencies of the World'. And trying not to freeze while doing it because my office should have icicles on the window, it's so cold. One day I'm going to build a trash fire just to warm the place up.

No, so it's completely dead, which means that each of us in the office spends some time wandering around, camping out in someone else's office to find entertainment and conversation. Which currently has meant that people will come in to play in my latest toy -- a talking Chekov from a Burger King kid's meal that [personal profile] spazzula was kind enough to let me take -- although I think it was mostly so that her kid would press the button continuously for days *lol* Regardless! He now sits on my desk and people come in and want to play with it.

Which at least has led to some interesting conversations in my office, including but not limited to:

1. The One Where a Co-Worker and I Mock Bad Fanfic and are Happy new!Trek Fan Seem To Be Older And More Entertaining Than Harry Potter Fans.

2. The One Where Another Co-Worker Laments That He Doesn't Want To See The New Trek Film Cause of Too Much "Boom Boom Boom" (which leads to another co-working coming in going 'what boom boom boom?' and we proceed to have an entire conversation where the term 'boom boom boom' is said in almost every sentence)

3. The One Where A VP Doesn't Believe That Anakin Skywalker's Late Name Was Skywalker, and Thought He Was In Star Trek (this is also the conversation where the VP wanted to know why, when Star Wars was dubbed in German, did they only dub the humans and not the Wookie or the Ewoks. To which my actual boss just looks at him and goes '... because they weren't speaking English')

4. The One Where My Boss Asks Me Had I Ever Heard Of This Thing Called Fanfiction, Because Apparently It's All Over The Internet and They Put Weird People Together But Don't Make Any Money Off Of it.

I'm actually scared to think of what might come up today -- but you know, at least that makes it a little more interesting *lol*
chasingkerouac: (st: kirk/mccoy)
2009-06-02 11:12 am
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Fic Rec: Star Trek

Yes, I've become addicted to the shiny new Star Trek and it's awesomeness, why do you ask? *lol*

At least looking for fic gives me something to do during my boring workday, and there is more and more shiny fic each day. But, I thought I'd throw this out, because anybody on my flist who wants to start with some shiny new Star Trek fic (and if you haven't seen the movie, go. Amazing. How much of a crush do I have on Karl Urban and Chris Pine?) you should totally start here.

[livejournal.com profile] chaletian has written a series of stories now loving known as the village!verse and they involve wonderful things like Chekov and Sulu being bookies, imagining the Enterprise as part of telenovela drama, Kirk attempting to give a birds and the bees talk, McCoy being so delightfully grumpy and McCoy-esque, and just general all around slice of life amusement.

Go, they're wonderful.
chasingkerouac: (st: kirk/mccoy)
2009-06-02 10:01 am
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(no subject)

I am so, incredibly, utterly bored.

This is the worst time of year at work. In the fall, we're busy. In the winter, we're less busy but still constant and at least throwing holiday parties that get me out of my office. In spring, we're busy.

In summer? I've got nothing.

Seriously, dead. I get maybe three emails the entire day that need answering. Other than that, we've started printout on wordfinds for the office. Currently I'm working on 'Currencies of the World'. And trying not to freeze while doing it because my office should have icicles on the window, it's so cold. One day I'm going to build a trash fire just to warm the place up.

No, so it's completely dead, which means that each of us in the office spends some time wandering around, camping out in someone else's office to find entertainment and conversation. Which currently has meant that people will come in to play in my latest toy -- a talking Chekov from a Burger King kid's meal that [livejournal.com profile] spazzula was kind enough to let me take -- although I think it was mostly so that her kid would press the button continuously for days *lol* Regardless! He now sits on my desk and people come in and want to play with it.

Which at least has led to some interesting conversations in my office, including but not limited to:

1. The One Where a Co-Worker and I Mock Bad Fanfic and are Happy new!Trek Fan Seem To Be Older And More Entertaining Than Harry Potter Fans.

2. The One Where Another Co-Worker Laments That He Doesn't Want To See The New Trek Film Cause of Too Much "Boom Boom Boom" (which leads to another co-working coming in going 'what boom boom boom?' and we proceed to have an entire conversation where the term 'boom boom boom' is said in almost every sentence)

3. The One Where A VP Doesn't Believe That Anakin Skywalker's Late Name Was Skywalker, and Thought He Was In Star Trek (this is also the conversation where the VP wanted to know why, when Star Wars was dubbed in German, did they only dub the humans and not the Wookie or the Ewoks. To which my actual boss just looks at him and goes '... because they weren't speaking English')

4. The One Where My Boss Asks Me Had I Ever Heard Of This Thing Called Fanfiction, Because Apparently It's All Over The Internet and They Put Weird People Together But Don't Make Any Money Off Of it.

I'm actually scared to think of what might come up today -- but you know, at least that makes it a little more interesting *lol*
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2009-06-01 02:54 am
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Icons: Star Trek

One, I so should've been in bed a while ago. Two, I can't help it if I get distracted by shiny.

Star Trek: 12 Assorted



Star Trek: 12 assorted )
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2009-06-01 02:20 am
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Icons: Star Trek XI

One, I so should've been in bed a while ago. Two, I can't help it if I get distracted by shiny.

Star Trek: 12 Assorted



Star Trek: 12 assorted )
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2009-05-31 10:47 pm

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Drinking coffee at 10:30 at night is probably not the smartest choice that I could make *lol* But if I was going to sit through the MTV movie awards, I wanted something to drink. Should I have picked liquor over caffeine? Probably.

But seriously, MTV viewers/whatnot? We get it. Y'all like Twilight. Y'all REALLY like Twilight. Oh, there's a category with a Twilight character in it? Is it going to win -- IT'S TOTES GONNA WIN!! *sigh* Save for best song, which instead goes to Hannah Montana.

I'm not sure which is the bigger evil.

Oh well -- I'll admit, the only reason I turned it on was because they said that Chris Pine would be one of the presenters and he's fantastically delicious. Captain Kirk, you are a hottie, and you and Karl Urban have pulled me into a shiny new fandom that I totally didn't need, but totally didn't resist either.

I mean, how am I supposed to resist you, Chris, when you come on screen with a snug little Mr. Rogers cardigan on looking academically rumpled? I can't, because he's just that damn fine.

*needs Star Trek icons*

Edits: That's better :)
chasingkerouac: (st: kirk/mccoy)
2009-05-31 10:39 pm

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Drinking coffee at 10:30 at night is probably not the smartest choice that I could make *lol* But if I was going to sit through the MTV movie awards, I wanted something to drink. Should I have picked liquor over caffeine? Probably.

But seriously, MTV viewers/whatnot? We get it. Y'all like Twilight. Y'all REALLY like Twilight. Oh, there's a category with a Twilight character in it? Is it going to win -- IT'S TOTES GONNA WIN!! *sigh* Save for best song, which instead goes to Hannah Montana.

I'm not sure which is the bigger evil.

Oh well -- I'll admit, the only reason I turned it on was because they said that Chris Pine would be one of the presenters and he's fantastically delicious. Captain Kirk, you are a hottie, and you and Karl Urban have pulled me into a shiny new fandom that I totally didn't need, but totally didn't resist either.

I mean, how am I supposed to resist you, Chris, when you come on screen with a snug little Mr. Rogers cardigan on looking academically rumpled? I can't, because he's just that damn fine.

*needs Star Trek icons*

edit: That's better :)
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2008-11-04 11:33 pm

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Thank you, North Carolina. Thank you, America.
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2008-08-04 09:37 pm

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Tracey Turnblad vs. ANTM -- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25972737/

*rofl*
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2008-07-20 05:49 pm

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...

Okay, I've worked in politics. I have done campaigning. I will probably jump back into some campaigning once my visiting Taiwan kids leave and I have free time after work. THIS? Best. Campaign. Explanation. EVER.

http://seantevis.com/kansas/3000/running-for-office-xkcd-style/?helphim

Seriously. I love it so much.
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2008-05-23 09:08 am
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I realize that most of the music that I listen to I found on tv shows. And I'm okay with that *lol* But this song started to eat my brain on Grey's Anatomy last night and I have fallen in love.

Now I just need it on my iPod. Need. Because all I can find is the music video for it, but that's okay. It'll be like the 'Fucking Matt Damon' video that got played over and over and over again *lol*

Bryn Christopher -- 'The Quest'

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2008-05-16 11:21 am

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Things Younger Than John McCain

*snicker*

That's been amusing me for the past couple of days. Well, that and Stuff White People Like. The office is dead quiet, so I have to do SOMETHING to amuse myself today.
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2008-02-03 01:43 am

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So, I'm not usually a fan of Sarah Silverman, but this has had me in stitches for the past day. It's just... it gets stuck in your head. And it proves that Matt Damon has one of the best senses of humor ever -- as if the articles from buddies George Clooney and Ben Affleck when he was voted People's Sexiest Man Alive weren't enough.

Sarah Silverman on Jimmy Kimmel Live )

Poor [livejournal.com profile] spazzula was subjected to me alternately singing and humming this as we wandered through Target this afternoon *lol* It just gets stuck in your head!
chasingkerouac: (rodney - screw work)
2007-12-05 10:26 am

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It's that time of year where the applications are piling on my desk, and all I do for eight hours is decide whether people can or cannot come to the college. But you know what makes that much more enjoyable? John Barrowman *glee*

There is something about Captain Jack singing Christmas songs that just makes the day go by that much faster.

Note to self -- get winter cards after work today. Barnes & Noble is on the way home, you have no excuse *scolds self*
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2007-11-01 11:59 am

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Falling down the stairs makes a bad morning.

Falling down the stairs with your work laptop makes an even worse morning.

Falling down the stairs with your work laptop and having your office tell you that if you can't fix it yourself, you'll have to wait three weeks to get back into town and let tech services look at it so you don't have to pay someone else to do it makes for a seriously crappy morning.

Deciding to say screw it and start taking the computer apart to try and fix the harddrive yourself because really, what else can you do to it that falling down the stairs didn't -- and making it turn on? *glee*

You, my dear laptop, are my bitch. I rock you. I don't know if I did it right, but I have jimmied you in such a way that you turn on and work and I am yay. Because three weeks without my database? Without NaNo -- because yes, I'm stupid enough to try and do that AGAIN this year? Without my vampires project? Oh no. That's just not cool. Not cool at all.

*goes to do a victory dance*
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2007-10-29 09:08 pm

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You know, I don't consider myself a terribly domestic person, but there are very few things more satisfying to me than cooking. Something about knowing that I created this, with my own hands -- I love it. And it's not like I usually have someone to cook for (save for the times when [livejournal.com profile] spazzula is kind enough to eat what I cook *lol*) so it's only for me. My roommates just don't appreciate the home cooked food appeal and many times would rather choose McNuggets over, say, my baked salmon and rosemary potatoes.

It's enough to give someone a complex *lol*

But that's one of my favorite things about being home for the couple days I am during my fall travel season -- cooking dinner. And breakfast. And lunch, if I didn't have to be at the office.

And that's my timer. I should go eat :)