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02 June 2008 @ 08:35 pm
skattered shards  
We're watching the Bachelorette right now because that's what summer-TV has done to us.  Except that I'm not, I'm actually enjoying fabulous ficcage at summer_of_giles  (it actually STARTED!  It did!), from elizabuffy  to drsquidlove to kivrin.  What a hell of a way to start off the summer!

This last week has sent me boomeranging from ok to not at all, from coping to hiding, from productive to utterly .... I won't say useless, but I actually reread books I've read time and time again that I actually decided weren't worth rereading.  I felt as if I picked up the graphics paintbrush only to put it down time and time again.  I'm trying to reach a balance and still feeling like a teeter totter.

Like yesterday - went and saw Sex in the City (which seems to not have made an appearance on the flist so you were all perhaps smarter than I ... I will hopefully get up the balls to do a tear-down of this film later, but it's sneaky poison, so beware).  Left me in a weird weird mood.  But coffee with lostgirlslair and the fiance and my darling was lovely, even if there was some bleed over.  We hit our intellectual stride right at the end again, though, and I love four parts of a conversation that all come together.  But then last night, getting home, I was back down again and not just emotionally but apparantly had some kind of sugar low so I spent half an hour almost convinced my emotional world was ending and the next two eating proteins and fruits and drinking apple juice to get my body balanced out.  And of course I felt like I was going to pass out from fatigue at 11 pm, but went to bed and read anyway and ended up tossing and turning forever after I turned out the light, so that sleep came in fits and starts.

Despite that?  Because of that?  I was up at 8:30 am (hellishly early if you asked me) and out of the house by 9 to get myself coffee and be at my temp job by 10.  They made me smile - it's a company filled with engineers, and it reminds me of the good old days at Feed the Monster Media when I was the girl who knew everyone (and answered the phones but did so much more than that besides).  Geeky engineers offered me breakfast tacos and conversation.  I'd brought my own granola bar though, so conversation was the only thing consumed.  Then there was the satisfaction of showing up to the Center for Asian Studies this afternoon (after buying myself healthy lunch - no sense in courting disaster) and organized, organized organized.  I got 300 emails down to 50, broke down and dealt with 5 boxes of ... leftover crap that had been taking up room in the office, and managed (I hope) to start to smooth the ruffled feathers of the woman who works the front desk and fancies herself a graphic designer.  She was still condescending, but I think starting to thaw by the end of the day.  Or not - I'm attempting to not care.

It was good, good without measure, to get out of the house and be doing something, not just living in the same physical and mental headspace of last week, of this house right now, and I'm looking forward to doing it again tomorrow.  Except, dammit, part of me actually wants a summer vacation!  (well, part of me feels like I should get one  - but perhaps the mental vacation is pretty much the same thing)
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: giles - summer of gileselizabuffy on June 3rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Weren't drsquidlove's and kivrin's fics made of awesome?

I shall remember not to watch the S&tC movie. It sounds traumatic! Yay for coffee w/ LG, TF, and Neil, though.

I'm glad work seemed to go well. Although geeky engineers skeer me. ;)


my monkied brain: SOG-DapperGileskatekat1010 on June 3rd, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
hey, your ficlets were made of awesome too!!! but yes, they were! i can't wait for the other parts from Dr.S

and the movie was ... well, honestly like the series - probably the worst parts of the series but just like it - so if you were ok with that you'd be fine with this. but it did leave me with a bad taste in my mouth

and it did! geeky engineers are nothing to be afraid of - they're all afraid of girls anyway! :D

*squishes you to pieces*
EB: Queen of the Social Leperselizabuffy on June 3rd, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Is there any way you could pop on IM for just a mo'?

And I can talk about geeky engineers being skeery because I love one dearly. :D

literate and stylishmishloran on June 3rd, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
I am going to try to watch the Sex & The City film. All my friends were going on about it this weekend, and so even if it's rubbish, it'd be fun to see it. Might ask Mo if she wants to go see it avec me. Although I'm pretty sure Ben would come if I asked him to...!!!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 4th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
I think (because I think you are more able to relax about these things than i - just call me lady uptight) you will probably have a great time ;) I want to hear all about it when you do go.
literate and stylishmishloran on June 4th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
because I think you are more able to relax about these things than i

...Because I am all about talking about the squelchy? ;)

I have heard that they make Charlotte poop herself, though, and this does not to me recommend the 'comedy' elements of the film, thus making me nervous about going to see it!!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 4th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
oh, no, because you are less *RAR! must ANALYZE everything!* than I am. I think we've both proved to eachother that we're all fine with the squelchy.

And i will spoil it for you if you like on your second comment, but let us just say the humor is not all about the poop all the time.
sahiya on June 3rd, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
I will admit that I saw it, too - though strangely while I mentioned it on my Facebook, I didn't mention it on my LJ. It's not a very fandom-friendly movie.

Did you notice that every single person of color in that film was there in a service capacity? That was my main observation. That, and that no writer except maybe Stephen King has that kinda money to blow, good God.
my monkied brain: giles - grey-glasseskatekat1010 on June 4th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Did you notice that every single person of color in that film was there in a service capacity? That was my main observation

This was something that pretty much ran throughout the tv show, and I kind of expected that would be the case in the movie too, so was not totally surprised. The "assistant" casting was a little like a poorly thought out sop to those of us who notice and object to these things.

(and do you keep a separate blog on facebook? how do you find the time?)
sahiya on June 4th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
No, not a separate blog. I just had a status message for awhile that says, "Stacy didn't realize you could pack so many cliches into one two and a half hour movie until she saw Sex and the City."

Edited at 2008-06-04 08:03 am (UTC)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 4th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
LOL. ok, that's cute an quippy and frighteningly true.
BJ: Dance Dancedara_starscream on June 3rd, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Is that urge tripped by the heat? Or is it something in Texas air? I've been preoccupied by the thought of a Summer Vacation for a couple of weeks now -- malls and movies, suntans and all that jazz.

(pets your brain) You're amazing, you know that? :-)
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on June 4th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Oh, maybe it's the heat getting to me!

*pets you* NO, YOU ARE!
Lostgirllostgirlslair on June 3rd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
::huge hugs:: Getting out of the house is a wonderful thing, and I'm glad it went so well, sweetie! Geeky engineers are fun. *G* A mental vacation only goes so far, though, and physical vacations are usually much more fun. ::nods:: Maybe y'all should get away for a day, you know? Drag N away from his work (if you can. *G*) and go someplace close, but not Austin?

Well, anyway, I'm sorry things have been such a rollercoster, lately. ::more hugs:: Hmmm, maybe we should do that movie night or game night or something this weekend? We're up for it, so it's up to you guys, and whether or not you have time this weekend. ::nods and more hugs:: I hope things go more smoothly and relaxy!

my monkied brain: x/c - *snuggle*katekat1010 on June 4th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
*squishess* getting away for a day sounds like heaven - i don't know if it's feasable or reasonable in light of the fact that 90% of the time when we've left home together we come home to find that someone has been hitting the bottle (paranoid? me? yep)

anyway, I'm actually at a coffee shop right now to give myself a time out from the stress at the house.

and i will talk to the muchkins tonight when i get back home, but i think that sounds like a great idea about the weekend! what night is better for you guys?
Lostgirllostgirlslair on June 5th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
Well, paranoia's totally understandable at this point, darlin'. ::hugs you tight::

Yeah for coffee shops!

Great! Ummm . . . let me talk to R and get back to you. I know my mom's coming over one day this weekend, but I can't remember which right now. ::looks sheepish:: *G*
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 5th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
ok, so, um, I AM A HUGE DORk. well, and apparantly the avoiding i've been doin at home means i had no idea there were already plans this weekend, but there are both nights ... maybe next weekend?
Lostgirllostgirlslair on June 5th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)

Don't worry, sweetie, you're in good companion. ;-) That's cool, next weekend is good for us! Next Saturday, then? Or would Sunday be better?

Oh! And are we doing coffee this Sunday?

::huge hugs:: I hope things at home calm down, sweetie. It's so tough to have tension where you go to relax. ::more hugs::
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on June 7th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
dude, coffee for SURE!! same time same place?

and things are a little better, which is good. but the inertia may get me yet - taking it one day at a time.
Lostgirllostgirlslair on June 7th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Woot! Same time, same place!

::huge, huge hugs:: I know it's been hard, sweetie, but hopefully it'll start getting better more quickly. ::more hugs::