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Saturday, December 27th, 2003
6:20 pm - Sort of Slacking
Hmm, so much for trying to do better with keeping up with my blurty. I just get so busy it slips my mind. That and I don't have time. Work takes up so much time and I think I'm getting kinda bored with my job. I like some of the people I work with but after talking to some of them, I realize there's just too much political crap that goes on among it. And all the gossiping behind people's backs...sheesh!

Positive thoughts, postitve thoughts...after coming right after the heels of X-mas I don't really want to think of all that. So I won't! On a brighter note, I decided to go throw in some $$$ for support sevices. I just wanted to put a picture up since the bio page just looked so dull, guess I just had to pretty it up a bit and add some color. The image I put up was one I pasted together in Photoshop using several different promo images from the Inuyasha series. It's one of my favorites that I did of Sess & Kagome. *smiles happily* It can be found here along with some oneshots I did: a Yu-Gi-Oh! oneshot for a fanfic contest and a Rurouni Kenshin oneshot that I'd written months ago.

I still want to get my IE fixed but none of my friends know how to do it for an iMac and if I bring in professional help...well, it's gonna cost me. And since I'm still hurting from the last 2 times I had to get my computer fixed, I think it would just be cheaper to get a new computer instead of continuously going to a repairman. *sigh* Why couldn't God have given me all knowledge about what makes computers tick so I can do this myself? Oh, well. The main thing I used IE for anyway was to post fanfics. Previously I could only use IE to do it without my text coming out as dingbats and symbol slush. Guess must have done something during my months of online inactivity because now I've found a way to load up fics without IE when I wasn't able to do it before using the same method.

Huh. Go figure.

current mood: blank

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2003
10:00 pm - Yay!
I'm so excited! I have the next 2 days off of work - which means a 4 day weekend for me! Though I like the income, sticking my nose to the grindstone 8 hours a day, 5 days gets confining. It's worse than school because a job requires me to take more responsibility for my actions. *sigh*

And I lost 5 pounds! Actually, I lost it a while back after I started taking these new dietary supplement products but I'm still excited about it - because I'm still keeping that weight off! And this from someone who used to be completely against taking any kind of pills, even medicine when I was sick. LOL But I feel better than I had before I started taking them which is something I definitely need to keep dragging myself to work every morning, so I'll keep taking them. Especially since I've been sleeping a lot better with my new diet, too. Used to have such problems getting to sleep where I'd just be tossing and turning in bed throughout the entire night. Haven't had a problem like that since I started taking the supplements - definitely one of the reasons why I feel better. *^_^*

I don't know if I'll find any time to write this weekend. I did post up an old story on My first lemon for the Inuyasha series...I thought it was lost when my computer crashed but I got a copy of it back - thank God for betas! *grins* Hmm, thought I'd post the link to my newest lemon but I'm feeling lazy so anyone who wants to read it will have to dig for it themselves. It's called 'The Roles We Play' and so far everyone that's read it seems to like it. I don't know why I still get surprised when I get good reviews. After all the ones that have come my way, you'd think I'd be used to it. Oh, well. *shrugs*

I'll try to be better about updating my blurty. I feel bad for being over a month since I posted again. It's a great way to vent or to help get my thoughts in order. It's been so long since I posted...maybe that's why I've been feeling so spaced-out lately with all the different thoughts zipping around in my brain. I mean, chocolate covered soybeans? Where the heck did that thought come from? *shakes head*

Anyway, lots of relatives coming tomorrow for Thanksgiving. They'll be staying overnight so I'll be busy entertaining. I'll probably spend most of the time chatting with my cousin Linda. She's the only one of my relations who I can talk manga and anime with!

current mood: bouncy

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Saturday, October 18th, 2003
7:53 pm - Hisashiburi!
Wheeeee! I'm back! Suffered from a major case of online withdrawal without my computer. It was terrible! Crashed once, took it in to be repaired which took an ungodly amount of time. Got it back, had a storm hit which somehow cause a blackout in my neighborhood and managed to fry my modem. Less than a week of having it back and I had to take it in to a repair shop again! GRRRRRRR! But it's back and working again - yippee!

And I've got a new job! Yay! I've made enough now to more than cover all the repair costs of my computer. Is it bad that my job has nothing at all to do with any of the subjects I majored in when I was in college? Oh, well. I'm enjoying it and having money is very, very good. Only problem is that my hours are long and I feel so tired by the end of the day that I don't have any energy to write.

I've been keeping really busy though since I'm also in training for a 2nd job which will give me more income. And I'm heading up to Chicago for a meeting next weekend after I get off of work. Whew! The only thing I can say is that I'm not bored - I'm to busy to get to that point! Actually, I feel I'm getting behind. I keep thinking of all the new anime and manga that have been coming out but I haven't had time to even buy them much less read or watch them! *sigh* That's okay, I still have a bunch of burned anime CDRs I still haven't watched yet either. I should do those first, ne? =)

current mood: energetic

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Saturday, July 12th, 2003
1:06 pm - That Kiss
Okay, posted up That Kiss so it's ready for viewing pleasure.

On another note, I'm getting antsy and ready to get back to working on my other series fics before I was temporary possessed by lemon-writing muse. After I finish my Sess/Kagome (since I'm almost done with it), I think I'll take a break from lemon writing and get back to the more serious stuff. And it has nothing to do with that person who told me he/she was sorry my writing seemed to be degenerating into porn. I actually took that as more of a compliment that my other non-lemony stuff was so well liked. Besides, considering how uncomfortable I first was with writing my first lemon, I'm still experimenting with the NC-17 stuff just like I do with my other writing. And it's not like I've done anything terribly bad like whips and chains or orgies. *sweatdrop* Actually, I don't think my lemon writing is any worse than some of the mass quanitites of romance novels out there. Like the little romance novellas - some are just one long sex story. And it's not like I set out to deliberately write porn but that's just the way my muse tends to bend and I think all venue of writing is fun to try out, especially if it exorcises whatever internal demon has taken temporary possesision of me at the time.

Ah, well. People just have different opinions of things. It's what makes life interesting.

Now, I'm off to do real life stuff. I want to oversee the people who are fixing my broken window. And I think it's very necessary since I'm looking forward to a cooler room when the cold air from my AC will stop leaking through the cracks of the glass. (^^;)

current mood: contemplative
current music: not in a music mood today

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Friday, July 11th, 2003
9:53 pm - Animalistacally?
Yah, I just want to b*tch about the Haru/Kagura lemon I just finished. 26 f*cking pages! (X_X)

I swear it was like I was possessed! There I was just trying to finish up a fic for IY when I got blindsided by the idea for a Haru/Kagura lemon. I know there are some times when an idea just grips you and doesn't let go until it's done and, boy, was this one of them. I had a little idea, started typing, thinking that it would be done in no time since most of my other lemons are relatively short. Well, if you call around 10 to 15 pages short which I didn't used to but, after this one, they now seem short to me. (^^;;)

Really, it was kind of amazing because I really didn't think a Haru/Kagura lemon would turn out to be so long but I just got caught up in writing their interactions because, as everyone knows, a little plot usually tends to work itself into my writing even when I don't intend it to. But there I was, thinking the fic would be short but then I kept typing and typing and typing... Totally got absorbed in it and finished half of it yesterday and the other half today once I had time to sit down and type. I suppose I could divide it up two chapters but I'm so darn lazy and, plus, there just doesn't really seem to be a good stopping point for that.

*sigh* Okay, I feel calmer now. I still don't want to look at it though. It took up too much time for my liking when I wanted to be finishing up other things. So I sent it off to be Mona to be beta-ed since she was bored. Hehehe...And I'm still wondering if 'animalistically' is a word. MS Word said it wasn't but I have issues with it. I'm pretty sure it's either 'animalistically' or 'animalisticly' but I think the former is more correct. It's one of those language things that's bothering me since it is a word - I've heard people use it in speech.

Feeling mellower now. Also, hungry...need to get something to eat...

current mood: hungry
current music: Shell by Bana

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2003
4:32 pm - Pointed Lessons
Posted up Pointed Lessons which I whipped up last night in response to Koishii's dare. I was so not expecting to write something new other than what I'm already working on but when I read the dare, I was just struck with the idea. It's a bit different from my other lemons since I didn't give as much thought to it.

Now, off to work on my other stuff...

current mood: amused
current music: Confidence by Changin' My Life

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Monday, July 7th, 2003
8:57 pm - Painting venture?
I just got an e-mail from a friend today asking me to paint with him. As in oil painting. He thinks I can teach him a few things. *sweatdrop* It's been several years since I picked up a brush but I have been thinking about trying my hand at painting again. I dunno. Will have to see how that pans out. But it would be nice to pick up one of my other hobbies besides writing.

Speaking of, I did a really short story. Well, it's short to me since I usually do stuff that's well over 1500 words. I'm not sure how to describe it except it's for IY. Anyway, now I'm working on my Sess/Kag lemon. I've had part of it typed of for well over a week but I stopped just when I get to the lemon scene. I still have a hard time writing those sometimes. Well, practice makes perfect...

And I'm still addicted to YGO fanfic. It's just crazy but I love Bakura/Anzu more and more. Can't get enough of the stuff since there's really not enough straight pairing stuff (written well according to my high standards) of it. Only to be expected since it's mainly budding adolescents who write most of the YGO stuff and most of its - yuck! - yaoi. Oh, and I want more Malik/Anzu too. Yes, I just like to stick her with the vicious ones. Not surprising I guess since, hey, Akiru's on my #2 list of fave Furuba pairings with Gureru at the top. And you know they're both bad. What can I say? I'm just evil that way...

current mood: dirty
current music: Wait & See by Utada Hikaru

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Sunday, July 6th, 2003
4:28 pm - A Single Spark
Well, after a very busy past two days of associating with relatives and other people who I didn't know but my other relatives did, things have finally calmed down for me. Until tomorrow and I have to look after R.C. again. In any case, I managed to finish up A Single Spark which I posted and is my tribute to Kazuma/Saki. *sighs happily* I love Kazuma!

Anyway, my other fics are still on temporary hold since I can't manage to concentrate on anyting except the Akiru fluff lemon and the Sess/Kagome one that want to be written first. Muses can be such a pain sometimes. Nevertheless, gotta love those wicked things. Makes me happy. (^_^)

current mood: accomplished
current music: Yara Yara by ELT

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2003
9:39 pm - Ramblings by me!
Wah! *heaves big sigh* So never realize how much stuff you have until it comes time to clean and move it all. Well, maybe that's just me. All I can say is that I'm going to have to look into getting rid of some of the books I have that I don't really read anymore to make it easier on my back. Anyway, I'm still doing cleaning to prepare for the guests coming in a couple days. Still have a few last things to do in my room too. I feeling like I'm forgetting a lot of stuff though. It always happens when there's a lot of things for me to do. *sigh*

Hmm, I did finish Lyn's YGO fic Haunted Thoughts (I'm feeling too lazy to dig up the link) and I'm fairly happy with it except for the last few lines of the fic. But I'm keeping it as is (besides, I already submitted it to a YGO contest) since I didn't feel like fiddling around with that particular portion anymore. I'm tempted to add on to it since I got some positive responses and also because I like the pairing myself. I find myself really liking the characters (in fanfic anyway) even though I'm still not particularly crazy about the original anime and manga series. Geez, and after I've been trying not to get sucked into another fandom. I'm so weak. (-_-;;) But Malik and Yami Bakura are just so sexy! And Yugi's Yami! *sigh*

Hey, Serena - glad you liked the Momiji/Tohru. *^_^*

Speaking of Furuba, I've noticed that Yukiru keeps falling down my list of favorite pairings. Hard to believe it used to be in my number 1 spot when I first started on the series. Now Gureru's at the top with Akiru coming in second. Toriru used to be at the top before being bumped down by Gureru but now it's in third place because I like Akiru better. Toriru's sweet but I guess I'm just in a spicier mood these days. LOL Although I find myself not writing any of them lately because I've been working on (or trying to find the time to) a Kazuma/Saki fic. Hehe, I broke down and now I'm trying to write the set-up for how they get together.

But I'm beginning to feel bad that I'm doing so much non-IY writing lately, especially all the Furuba lemons when I haven't even done a single Sess/Kagome one yet. That's got to be next on my list. I already have an idea I want to work on for that.

Although I have a feeling that my other fics are going to be pushed back again because I've been so busy writing lemons. I can't help it - I'm so easily swayed. But I really do want to try my hand at Eiko's Church challenge and do a WAFFy Akiru since people think it can't be done. I alreadly have an idea for that too. Just...need to...find time to work on it....

Well, I've got a busy day tomorrow and I'm really tired so I think I'll turn in early today...

current mood: sleepy
current music: Fukai Mori by D.A.I.

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Sunday, June 29th, 2003
4:51 pm - Shared Expressions
Finished the Shared Expressions last night though I only got around to posting it today. I played hooky off of Lyn's fic (hope she doesn't kill me *prays*) and got caught up in it. Momiji x Tohru is just so sweet. *heart* I didn't know the bunny had it in him to last that long until I wrote him. God, the lemon itself was like half the story which was 14 pages long! Well, it was supposed to be PWP but I can never seem to write those well since there's usually some sort of plot stuck to my lemons. Sometimes I think I take too long with set-up but everyone else seems to like it so maybe it's just my imagination. Judging my own writing is just so difficult. *sigh*

In any case, I do need to get back to working on Lyn's lemon...

current mood: creative
current music: Higher and Higher by Kumoko

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Saturday, June 28th, 2003
3:16 pm - Longings Left Unsaid
I loaded up a Yugi-oh ficlet that I did but I'm too lazy to put up a link. I posted it up this moring before I had to leave. Just got back from major shopping and taking my mom to work and I'm exhausted. At least I have the rest of the day to recover it seems. But that only means I'm supposed to work on Lyn's lemon. (x_x) Well, my ficlet was practice so I think I can do the lemon now and keep it in character...probably. I'll just have to see how it turns out since I've never actually seen an episode with Bakura's Yami...only Bakura. At least I think so anyway. As for the ficlet, it was just an excercise though Lyn made me put it up anyway to combat that yaoi Yugi-oh tide. *sweatdrop* Maybe I'll revise it after I get more feedback from people who actually do know what's going on in the series and have more insight as to the characters. Then I'll work from there. Maybe...

I'm in a lemon mood though so I might be doing those for a while until I get it out of my system. Of course, that's only how I feel today...tomorrow may be a different story. That's the problem with being a Gemini, the different facets of my personality battle each other and I feel so inconstant when it comes to something. I still need to finish my Kureno fic. The last chapter is half written but I kinda lost steam in the middle of it and now it's just sitting on my computer. Actually, I have a bunch of new stuff - as in new chapters and new oneshots for various series - partly written. And I really have the urge to do a Furuba lemon. But I feel guilty that I have done one for IY yet when I love the series so much. Hmm. Wish I could do all of them today but there's just not enough hours in the day. What to do, what to do...I'll probably be just as surprised as everyone else at what I do end up working on. Lol

current mood: bouncy
current music: Wait & See by Utada Hikaru

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Friday, June 27th, 2003
7:53 pm - About Yugi-oh
It's funny but I was never really interested in Yugi-oh and I've only seen a few sporadic episodes of the english dub. But then Lyn sent some links to some good Yugi-oh fics (hetero, of course) and now I've developed a liking for Yugi's Yami, Malik, and for Yami Bakura. *heart* Normally I don't read fanfic for series that I'm not obsessed with and haven't seen the original Japanese anime and manga for and, truthfully, I still don't care that much for the series. I just like the darker characters and some of the fanfic for Yugi-oh passed my way. But Lyn's now pushing me to do a Bakura and Anzu lemon because she's a hentai at heart who's sick of all the yaoi Yugi-oh (never thought about it until she lambasted me with a tirade about it ^^;;) and says there's not a lot of hetero Yugi-oh lemons. *sigh* I don't like to write for series that I don't know a whole lot about though and most of what I know about it are a handful of dubbed episodes that I've seen and what I've read from the few Yugi-oh fanfics she's passed my way. But she says I have to repay her for sending good fics my way to read. *sigh* I'll probably wind up doing it. Me writing a lemon about characters I know next to nothing about...I'll have to keep my fingers crossed for this one.

I don't know when I'll get to writing it or any of my other fics though since summer isn't very full of free time for me. I only have weekends and weekday nights free but so far they've been spent doing errands, housework, and going out of town to drop off stuff at my uncle's new apartment. Not much time online except in the mornings before R.C. gets here. *sigh* I don't see things letting up until a couple days after July 4th when all the guests have gone. Meanwhile, all the cleaning preparations are driving me nuts. There's too much to clean so it's so time consuming. Not exactly my ideal way to spend my nights but I don't want overnight guests thinking the place is a pigsty so...sacrifices must be made. (-_-;;)

current mood: contemplative
current music: Crystal Moon by Shela

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2003
4:48 pm - Not exactly fun...
Well, my day got off to an early start when I was woken up early to go with one of my uncle's to pick up my other's uncle's car from the repair shop before he had to go to work. I really, really hate that old car, especially since I was the one who had to drive it back. The windows and locks don't work properly, the entire car vibrates too much when it's running, and it reeks of cigarette smoke. *sigh* This is one of those days when I think that have a driver's license is a curse. Oh, well. My uncle likes it so I have no say in it.

But I got back just in time to R.C. when he was dropped off for the day. Spent the rest of it with him. Took him out for lunch to a Thai restaurant in town where his dad works since the kid gets sick of being cooped up in a house all the time. Yep, R.C. got to come along with me as I went around downtown running errands from picking up my contact lenses my optomotrist's to buying flowers to give to an acquaintance that we visited at the hospital. I learned of her stay there from her co-workers at the restaurant. Apparently she's having problems to carrying her baby to term so she's staying there for a while in the hopes that they can do something to help her keep the baby. She's already had a miscarriage the past three times she's tried. Scary thing is that she's only a few years older than me. I didn't realize she was so bad though since she kept throwing up every time she tried to talk. Seeing someone puking blood up is not one of my favorite things to see on the heels of having had lunch. I sent R.C. out in the hall to wait since I thought the sight would be too disturbing for him to be around for too long. But I had to cut my visit short anyway because she seemed extrememly tired and I didn't want to wear her out anymore than I had.

Did some grocery shopping too as Mom requested. Also, bought popsicles as a reward since R.C. relatively well behaved considering how I dragged him all over town with me. But he said it was better than sitting around just watching cartoons all day. *sweatdrop* It's the first time that a kid said that to me. How odd.

Oh, and I was also an idiot since I had a letter I sent returned to me. Seems I forgot to put a stamp on it when I sent it. *sigh* So stupid. But R.C. is gone now, picked up by his mom and to be returned to me for care again tomorrow morning. Considering how tired I feel, I don't think tomorrow will be spent going anywhere so I have to figure out something that will keep him occupied and not whining so much about always being in the house. There's just no helping for it. He doesn't like outdoors these days because he always complains about how hot it is. But stay inside where it's cooler and he whines about that too. Hmm, maybe I'll bake cookies and have him help. He usually likes that. Serve it up with the raspberry lemonade we bought today (was really cheap for 99 cents for one) and I think he'll be happy. I know I'll be. All I need now is some relaxation and to be off my feet for a few hours...or days. (^^;)

current mood: okay
current music: Kaze no Matsuri by Wuyontana

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Monday, June 16th, 2003
10:12 pm - When the Night Falls ch. 10
Well, finally got my butt moving and posted up When the Night Falls ch. 10 on I even responded to a review. Hey, it's a record for me since I don't do it all that often. Mainly because I lack the energy for it whenever I think about it.

And I've been busy downloading stuff - various mp3s and scanslations. Geez, there's a lot of them and my connection just runs so slow. Also got the 3rd part of the Dear doujinshi scans from Merrow. It's not very long so I don't think there'll be much problem translating it aside from finding time and motivation. But I'm interested in looking over the scanslations of Salad Days since I've keep hearing about over the past year or so from other people and I've been meaning to check it out for myself. It's supposed to be a bunch of standalone stories but I've never seen a collective of it manga-wise that ran into a number with double digits. Makes me kinda curious to see what it'll be like...

current mood: curious
current music: Kiss by Mai Kuraki

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5:53 pm - More work to do
Yes, I'm alive! I know that I've been MIA online for a while, especially with all the friendly e-mails I've gotten asking me where I've been the past week. Hehe, wish I could say that'll change but I just never know. Things just have a way of popping up. At the moment, I'm feeling sort of lackluster. Sitting in a car for 8 hours in one day tends to take something out of me. If only I'd remembered that before I agreed to Chicago...Oh, well. Actually, we got back around 8:30 which didn't feel so late at the time since the sun was still up. Gotta love that about summer. Visited my Uncle Phil (he's not really my uncle though) who has arranged to come by for a couple days on the 4th of July. Not only that but my cousin is coming with her family too. Which is a good thing except we have to arrange sleeping arrangements since they are all staying at our house. Me and Mom are giving up our bedrooms for them which means *groan* I've got to do some major arranging in my room since I've got stuff scattered around. Not to mention, I need to dust. Bleck.

Need to finish cleaning out the greenhouse, move my computer table (which still hasn't been assembled yet), finish fixing up the basement, and a host of other things that I don't want to think about right now. Usually by the end of the day I'm kind of tired and don't feel much like doing much else but laze around and listen to music and read. Even turning on my computer seems like such a chore sometimes. (^^;;)

Oh, well. I'm just taking things at my own pace for now. Of course, I might feel more energetic if it weren't quite so hot and Mom wasn't quite so worried about stretching pennies by avoiding using the AC until it gets hotter. Heat does tend to sap the energy out of me faster...

current mood: hot
current music: M by Ayumi Hamasaki

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Saturday, June 14th, 2003
3:25 pm - Why is it?
For some reason, I just seem to get busier and my online time has slacked off again. Hmmm. Things just keep happening like being designated temporary chauffer after my uncle's car broke down and I have to pick and take him and my aunt to and from work. I'm already doing that for my mom. *sweatdrop* Then there's babysitting duty and finishing the doujinshi translation that I promised Merrow I'd do. Actually, I did that while I was babysitting and R.C. was watching T.V. while i was looking after him. All I had to do was find some spare time to type it up. I'd forgotten how bad my handwriting can be to decipher. It's what I get for being too dependent on typing.

I also finished up chapter 10 of WNF but I need to polish it up a little before posting. Also, I'm going out of town tomorrow so it might be a little while. For now, I'm going to watch the Hulk. Apparently my uncle was able to get a copy of it from one of his friends. I'm not really that interested in seeing it but the other people I know want to watch it so...oh, well.

current mood: peaceful
current music: Peace by Sakamoto Maaya

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Monday, June 9th, 2003
10:07 am - Hangovers don't stop me
Hehe, actually I don't have a hangover but I'm not use to drinking so many days in a row. But B-52s and jello shots get addictive, especially when you've got friends egging you on to drink. I have no idea why my friends have this fascination with trying to get me drunk. It's kind of weird. *sweatdrop* Anyway, playing Trivial Pursuit while drinking is and interesting experience, especially when one of said friends is colorblind. But, hey, colorblind or not and no matter how many drinks consumed, he was on my team and we won which was an unexpected turnaround because we were losing in the beginning. Hehe, guess that just goes to show - never give up, even in a board game. (^^;)

Still, it's great to see everyone since it's been so long since I've seen some of these people. We did our usual thing of catching a movie and dinner...before all the drinking, that is. Saw the Italian Job and it was pretty good. Interesting stories were passed around (made funnier by drink) and since a school teacher and a newly made police officer were telling some of them, they were definitely good.

Unfortunately, most of them are leaving town either tonight or tomorrow so today's the last day to see them. After my shift of looking after R.C. is over and some of my friends (who live here, of course) get off work, we're getting together again. I heard talk of a shooting range...but I'll probably be on the sidelines watching since I've never shot a gun in my life. Plus, I think some sort of license or permit or whatever is needed. That's okay, watching will still be an experience for me. And I think swimming was also mentioned as one of my friends has a pool. Now swimming I can do although it'll probably be night swimming and it's fairly cool here. Maybe I won't participate in that either so much since I hate cold - as many people well know.

Ack, got to go. Have to help my uncle go to the Sears office to get a credit card he wants but his English isn't good enough for him to go alone. Guess who gets to act as translator?

current mood: awake
current music: Fukai Mori by D.A.I.

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Sunday, June 8th, 2003
10:33 am - Good eats
Ah, I'm still so full - ate too much at the dinner party last night. Still, it was good food even if I still feel stuffed. The restaurant was good - an Italian one called Capisce? located downtown at the top of the Hilton. It was really expensive though we were able to get a 50% discount. And it was pretty neat since I was seated closest to the windows that looked out across the city at night. Every thing looks so much smaller at a height of 20+ stories. But I might have imbibed a little too much...

And some old friends I haven't seen in quite a while are back in town, I hear. We're supposed to get together tonight and I have the itchy feeling that it may require another dinner out. I may have to look into going on a diet after this weekend is over. *pats still-full stomach* But it'll be great to see everyone again. I wonder what everyone's been doing. No doubt leading more exciting lives than me. Oh, well. My life may not be that exciting but I like it. (^^)

current mood: full
current music: Liminality by See-saw

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Friday, June 6th, 2003
5:08 pm - Another year older
Well, another birthday gone by - was out of the house most of yesterday. Friends and family are great, even when they basically all get me the same thing. I'm not complaining though since gift certificates and money mean I can get more anime and manga. Hehehe

On other stuff, is being a pain. Everytime they make improvements something goes wrong and now my review stats aren't matching up to the numbers on my profile page. That and some of the reviews appear to have been deleted. Another funny thing is that now I can't get onto anymore which is a switch since is working for me when it didn't before. *scratches head* Go figure. Oh, well. Since I'm able to access it now, might as well load up my Kyoru lemon to it too.

current mood: pensive
current music: First Love by Utada Hikaru

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Monday, June 2nd, 2003
4:21 pm - When the Night Falls ch. 9
Well, finished and uploaded When the Night Falls ch. 9 even though I'm not completely satisfied with it. Actually, the scene was becoming longer than I had thought it would so I had to splice it up with the rest of it to be available in the next chapter. Anyway, if I'm still unhappy with it by the time I finish the series, I can always go back and revise it. It's my baby, after all, and I revised it once so I can do it again if I feel the need to.

But I do feel the pressing urge to finish up one of my fanfic series soon since school will be ending soon which means I'll be babysitting R.C. full-time in a few days. The people who say there's more free time in summer are only the people who still go to school because I'm certainly not getting it. So I'll probably be working on only one Furuba fanfic series for a while in the hopes that I have something finished by the time the end of summer rolls around. I was planning a trip out of country but since I was going to go to Asia to visit relatives there, I opted out a while ago with the SARS scare cropping up. Plus, funds were getting kind of low anyway so maybe it's just as well. Trips are still planned out of town though because there are times I just have to get away from home. If not, maybe I'll resume one of hobbies that I haven't touched for a long time: jewelry making, painting, work on my non-existant drawing skills or the website I've been intending to make but haven't done much with...lots to do but, as always, not enough time.

Geh, I feel so negative. Must be the gloomy weather here. It's so dreary and gray out, and rainy...*sigh*...

current mood: pessimistic
current music: Tsuki no Le by Akino Arai

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