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Neverwhere
12 September 2008 @ 11:00 am






In other words...Happy 30th Birthday to me. ;-)
 
 
OH GAWD I'M OLD
OH GAWD I'M OLD
Psych marathon on tv
 
 
Neverwhere
28 July 2008 @ 12:15 pm
I received a call at 530am this morning. Normally this would not be a cause for celebration, but today, it most definitely was. :)

trukkle had his interview this morning in Hove, and not only did it go blissfully well...he got the job! HE GOT THE JOB. We can finally begin filling out the visa paperwork so I can move to the UK! IT'S REALLY HAPPENING OMG OMG FINALLY YAYYYYY.

ENGLAND HERE I COME!

*happyspazflailglee* :D
 
 
ecstatic
ecstatic
 
 
Neverwhere
Hello poodles!

Thank you SO MUCH for all the kind words of reassurance and support on my last entry -- I do apologize for being rather cryptic (hell, I apologize for writing it all), but I didn't feel like going into details and just had to let something out else I essplode. I'm sure I'll write a proper, detailed entry about just why I was feeling particularly upset this weekend, but this is not that entry. Today is for cheering up, and finding the things in my life right now to enjoy and feel good about. Thus I present to you a list of Things That Make Me Happy:

1) trukkle has a job interview on monday with a computer wholesale/repair company, which he is almost guaranteed to get, which is fantastic on many levels. The job would give him work experience for college as well as a much needed paycheque, and it would mean I could FINALLY begin filling out all the paperwork for my visa application so I can get on with moving to the UK! Plans would be Back On and life would not end and I could stop feeling so bloody useless and miserable and gahhhhhhh we really need this job. *laughs* No pressure or anything James. ;-)

2) The amazing Peter S Beagle friended me on Facebook! AND HE KNEW WHO I WAS OMG. *spazflail* :D I've met him several times (ComicCon, ORC, and The Return of the King Oscar Party) and shared some fantastic conversations (and lots of laughing!), but I didn't think he could possibly recall me from the hundreds, if not thousands of fans he meets every year. I feel so honoured to be remembered by one of my favourite authors, especially when he's such a charming and wonderful man. Yay me! :D

3) I know this is very silly, but I love my new mood theme. Hee. I feel like posting more just so I can use every mood on the list! *grins* And isn't posting more a Good Thing? Yes, yes it is. :) I think I've written more entries this month than I have in years. Which is probably a bit sad, really. When I first had my journal (in 2002!) I posted nearly every day, about musical performances and London all kinds of fun things, back when I was living in Surrey and had an entirely different life. It's difficult to think on those things without feeling overwhelmed by regret, but my new life will begin soon, and I won't have to feel upset about the life I once had, or the people I thought loved me, ever again. Hurrah. :)

4) I'm going to see Eric Idle again at the Hollywood Bowl next week! WHOOOT.
Have I mentioned lately that I've met all the Pythons (except that partypooper Graham of course), some more than once? Oh yeah. I'm just that awesome. *smug*

5) This post from Cute Overload - ZOMG OTTERS. Happy burbling chirping canoodling utterly mindblowingly adorable otters! *sighs happily* :)))
 
 
chipper
chipper
Monty Python Sings!
 
 
Neverwhere
04 July 2008 @ 11:45 am
Happy Independence Day Americans!

To celebrate, I give you the most patriotic video you have ever seen. Enjoy! :)

...seriously, watch this video. It will BLOW YOUR MIND. *giggles* And yes, I am using my LJ icon ironically. Hehehe. ;-)



 
 
silly
silly
 
 
Neverwhere
12 June 2008 @ 12:55 pm



O HAI :)

Adventures at the Book Expo, or how I learned to carry around 50 lbs of books all day without complaining too much ;-Collapse )

There are more things I could say, but I think that's enough for now. I hope that was fun and informative for all of you. *grins*

For me, the best part of the day was hearing Neil read the opening paragraph to The Graveyard Book, which is chilling and utterly compelling, and feels like it absolutely does not belong in a children's book. Which makes it all the more fascinating and wonderful. :)
 
 
calm
calm
 
 
 
Neverwhere
09 June 2008 @ 03:00 pm
After six grueling months feeling utterly depressed, dejected and an unwanted, useless failure I FINALLY HAVE A JOB.

It's only part time (sadly), and minimum wage (sigh), but somebody finally fucking hired me. The local Jewish Community Centre, to be precise. (I think newredshoes will be pleased I'm keeping up the Jewcy pride ;-) I get to answer phones and give tours of the facility and other various customer service duties. I could do this job in my sleep. But it's a job, and that's all that matters. I've been a recluse for months because I couldn't afford to go anywhere or do anything, so hopefully now that will change. :) I'm sure I will be far less depressed once I am able to leave my tiny, squalid flat. (The ceiling continues to fall on the floor, and I had to spend almost an hour on saturday scrubbing the bathtub because so much ceiling and wall crap had fallen into it and it was unusable, bleaugh. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF HERE.)

Oh, amusing fact about the JCC -- Tim Russ, aka Tuvok from Voyager is a member. I hope I can bother him politely for an autograph sometime. *grins*

I really should update about Neil and things, shouldn't I. SOON, kittens. :)

I shall just make you all insanely jealous by saying how much I enjoyed reading The Graveyard Book. Bwahahaha. ;-)
 
 
optimistic
optimistic
muse (it's matthew bellamy's birthday! :)
 
 
Neverwhere
14 February 2008 @ 04:10 am
I know I haven't written very much lately, so in order to make it up to you, I thought I would do some informative (and, with luck, quite interesting) Get To Know Me Better memes.

The first, from the lovely caersidi -- Here are seven of the most famous (and possibly infamous) people I've ever met:

Neil Gaiman: You knew this was going to be first, didn't you. *grins* I've met him (I believe) 12 times, and although we don't really enjoy the same sort of 'pen pal' relationship we used to, I like to believe he still remembers me. I know I will never forget the way he looked the last time I saw him -- when he noticed me in the signing queue, his face lit up with joy, and the stress of a very long day melted away. His genuine smile of pleasure at seeing me is truly one of the happiest moments of my life. It's been two years since then, and I don't know when I will see him again, but I hope it will be soon. The Graveyard Book comes out in September, after all. *grins*

Some real surprises under the cut!Collapse )

It was really difficult to chose these, actually -- I suppose I could have put the Python Boys as a group entry, but you already knew about them. *grins* And so many celebs to chose from! I'm rather lucky in that respect, I suppose. But really, most of the people I've met are cult figures at best, so I tried to pick the important or impressive ones. I hope you enjoyed it! :)

And now for something not terribly different, from the inimitable ashfae -- Seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself (that aren't common knowledge).

This should be fun ;-Collapse )

Wasn't that interesting? :) I thought so too.

And now, here's one for you! If you have the time and inclination, I would love it if you could fill out this little questionare, so I can know you better. Also, I need book and music recommendations. Tee hee. *grins impishly*

Also from Ashfae, to fill out if you please :Collapse )

*mwah!* I hope everyone has a really wonderful day. EAT LOTS OF CHOCOLATE AND DAMN THE CONSEQUENCES. :D
 
 
accomplished
accomplished
The Magnetic Fields
 
 
Neverwhere
23 January 2008 @ 04:00 pm



OTTERPILE :D


In other news, HI!

Did you miss me? I missed you. :)

I have lots and lots to write about, I promise I will soon. I just wanted to let you know I Aten't Dead. And stuff. *grins*

*mwah!*

 
 
cheerful
cheerful
Ghosts N Goblins (main game theme) -- The Advantage
 
 
Neverwhere
14 November 2007 @ 03:15 pm
trukkle trukkle trukkle bweeee
I love him and he loves me
We're the geekiest couple that could be
When we're together we're so happyyyy
trukkle trukkle trukkle wheeee! :D

*giggles*

Hi. I'm a dork. :D
 
 
bouncy
bouncy
Festive Road -- The Divine Comedy
 
 
Neverwhere
03 September 2007 @ 03:50 pm
I've been trying to write this entry for MONTHS, but of course the need to find the perfect words to express myself has prevented me. So I'll just say it.

I have a boyfriend. His name is James. He is tall, thin, British, quite exceedingly ginger, the most adorkable geek you will ever meet, and I am very, very much in love with him. :)

He is, in fact, trukkle, and I've known him for 5 1/2 years, although we sadly had very little contact for a long time, but he gained internet access again in april, and we've been inseparable ever since. Very long time readers may remember me describing him as my soul mate, and he is, I've known it since the moment we met; there's never been anyone who understands me so perfectly, because we are the same in every way. He's the male version of myself, and the few places where we are dissimilar we are complementary, we're just utterly, utterly made for each other. :)

Before a few months ago I had never considered him in any sort of romantic way, mostly because when we first met he was 18. *grins* Also, he had a boyfriend for many years, which tends to make one think he's off the market. ;-) But when we started talking again, he told me he had always loved me, and never stopped thinking about me, which absolutely blew my mind. I had no idea he felt that way, and of course I started feeling differently about him -- he was older now, and unattached, and I always knew I cared immensely for him, so it was only natural my own feelings would change. And they most certainly did.

He told me he would sit home alone, staring out the window, listening to Muse's Endlessly, and think of me, wishing he could tell me how he felt, wanting to hold me forever. And that, I think, was the exact moment I fell in love with him. :)

We just spent the most joyous, blissful, fantastically silly two weeks together. He had never left the UK, and I think Los Angeles scared him a little (hee), but we were so happy just to be together, nothing else mattered. He left last wednesday. I miss him terribly. Everything is so dull without him to laugh with.

I'm going to visit him in Brighton for Christmas and New Years. :) Which of course means I want to see my UK friends again, woohoo! :D

I realize this is already a very long entry, but I need to show off my boy. Because I love him. And he's gorgeous. *grins*



See? SO DAMN CUTE. :D You can see many more photos in my Facebook photo album, if you like :)

And just for fun, here's us the very first time we met in 2002. Awwww. :Collapse )

Please feel free to add him as a friend! I want everyone to know about the person who makes me so incredibly happy. :)

*dreamy sigh* I really do love him ever so much. Wheeeee. :)
 
 
romantic
romantic
Bliss -- Muse