lackofsatin
Just messing around with the graphics tablet I got for Christmas. I still haven't completely got the hang of it, but LOOK: I drew a bunny!

 
 
Current Mood: artistic
Current Music: The Majestic Tale (Of A Madman) by Murray Gold
 
 
lackofsatin
Halfway through December, let's check in with my progress on my list:

GOALS FOR DECEMBER: PROFESSIONAL
- Get the rough draft of my WIP up to at least 75,000 words.
      I'm stuck at 40,000 words. Curse this writer's block! But I did do this. That's three-fifths of my novel, in notecard-and-string format. I couldn't do the other two-fifths 'cause they wouldn't fit on the corkboard. But that's gotta count for something.

- Get at least 2 classical monologues and 2 contemporary monologues audition-ready.
      I've picked and memorized 2 classical monologues, but I still need to find contemporary monologues. Curse my love of Shakespeare to the exclusion of all the playwrights who came after him!

- Stop procrastinating on work. Get work done early.
      I'm really blocked. All block, all the time. But I'm doing my best.

✓ Save up money and stop spending it on things I don't need.
      I think I can check this off. I haven't bought anything except food all month. Although...

      No. Cookies are necessary.


GOALS FOR DECEMBER: FOOD
- Eat less processed sugar.
      I've cut down. A bit. Not a lot. But a bit.

- Eat more vegetables.
      I'm eating more than I used to, but it's still not exactly a lot.

- Learn how to cook fish.
      Not yet. BUT I WILL.

✓ Stop eating giant bags of Cheetos.
      Success! He Bei, assuming I remain strong, there is a bag of Cheetos awaiting you when you return Stateside.


GOALS FOR DECEMBER: JUST FOR ME
- Get my mile time down to 7 minutes or less.
      I gave in to laziness and set myself back a bit. And by "a bit" I mean like, a week and a half. I did 11 minutes yesterday. I can cut off 4 minutes in two weeks. Absolutely. Hopefully. It's... harder than it sounds for someone as lazy as me.

- Practice playing power chords on the guitar and get a lot better at it. Just practice the guitar in general.
      I'll let you guys judge for yourselves on this one. I apologize in advance for my lackluster singing and (apparently hereditary) complete lack of rhythm. And the awkward pause in the middle, 'cause I had to put my capo on and I have an elastic one and the elastic ones are awful. Also I lost my grip on my pick a couple times so there's other, smaller awkward pauses 'cause of that. But I was too lazy to re-record so ENJOY THIS SMORGASBORD OF FAILURE.

 

- Get conversant in Irish.
      Dia dhuit. Eimíle is ainm dom. Conas atá tú?
      Irish is really hard you guys. Their grammar is not like our grammar.

- Get functionally fluent in French.
      Je ne sais pas comment à definir de "fonctionnellement couramment." Je parle d'accord le français. Donc... eh?

- Do more digital art projects for me.
      Nope. Blocked.


GOALS FOR DECEMBER: JUST FOR WIGGLES
- Walk Wiggles twice a day and take her for at least 2 short runs a day so she's less bored all the time :C
      One walk and 2 short runs a day isn't too bad.

- Look into playcare so she can make some dog friends and chew on them instead of chewing on me all the time :C
      I've gotten the necessary forms to fill out. Next step: fill them out.

✓ Work on her separation anxiety. Gradually accustom her to staying in her crate by herself so she can go in there an hour or 2 at a time.
      She seems to be okay as long as she's been walked before going into the crate.


GOALS FOR DECEMBER: NERD STUFF
- Beat at least 1 L4D campaign on expert without the use of an M60. This is obviously the least important thing on the list and probably won't happen.
      If it weren't for Coachbot, I'm pretty sure I could beat Dead Center on expert. Curse you, Coachbot!

✓ Play less tetris. Spend the time I usually spend playing tetris on doing the rest of the things on the list.
      At least I've got this down.


Welp. All in all I think I'm doing okay. It's mainly this hideous block that's keeping me from being productive with work and the book. It's been going on for weeks now so idek. Hopefully I'll get over it soon :/


PS. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, STEVEN MOFFAT? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? )
 
 
Current Music: Animals by Nickelback
Current Mood: cold
 
 
lackofsatin
I'm attempting to organize my life and suck less, and to that effect, I have made a to-do list for December. And I'm posting it here, because if other people know about it, they can heckle me if I fail. Also all my teachers in college were like, "To-Do lists really help you get stuff done. If you have a to-do list, you'll accomplish more, I promise." SO I'M TESTING YOUR PROMISE, COLLEGE PROFESSORS. Let's see how well I do. IF I FAIL, HOW ABOUT YOU PAY BACK MY STUDENT LOANS, PROFESSORS? HOW ABOUT THAT? No? Oh :c


GOALS FOR DECEMBER: PROFESSIONAL
- Get the rough draft of my WIP up to at least 75,000 words.
- Get at least 2 classical monologues and 2 contemporary monologues audition-ready.
- Stop procrastinating on work. Get work done early.
- Save up money and stop spending it on things I don't need.

GOALS FOR DECEMBER: FOOD
- Eat less processed sugar.
- Eat more vegetables.
- Learn how to cook fish.
- Stop eating giant bags of Cheetos.

GOALS FOR DECEMBER: JUST FOR ME
- Get my mile time down to 7 minutes or less.
- Practice playing power chords on the guitar and get a lot better at it.
- Get conversant in Irish.
- Get functionally fluent in French.
- Do more digital art projects for me.

GOALS FOR DECEMBER: JUST FOR WIGGLES
- Walk Wiggles twice a day and take her for at least 2 short runs a day so she's less bored all the time :C
- Look into playcare so she can make some dog friends on chew on them instead of chewing on me all the time :C
- Work on her separation anxiety. Gradually accustom her to staying in her crate by herself so she can go in there an hour or 2 at a time.

GOALS FOR DECEMBER: NERD STUFF
- Beat at least 1 L4D campaign on expert without the use of an M60. This is obviously the least important thing on the list and probably won't happen.
- Play less tetris. Spend the time I usually spend playing tetris on doing the rest of the things on the list.
 
 
Current Mood: productive
Current Music: Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time) by LostProphets
 
 
lackofsatin
Argh, it be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, me hearties. Yo ho. And I be restin' me laurels all by me lonesome in me cabin, nary hide nor hair o' me favorite beastie to be seen - me ol' da has her cornered belowdecks while I take a stab at this 'ere work that's t' be done.


...Anyway. I really don't have anything new to say, I just wanted to post something because I'm trying to get work done but really all I'm doing is eating corn chips and watching old episodes of sitcoms while wishing I was asleep. Last week I was nearly pressed into fisticuffs by a fat middle-aged angry Eastern European man in the grocery store parking lot, and then this weekend I performed classical music at a Spanish mass without understanding a word of Spanish. But I have been teaching myself Irish Gaelic, which is... going slowly. My life feels kind of strange right now, but maybe that's the sleep deprivation talking.


Anyway. Here's a gif of pirate!Pond, since it's International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

snip )
 
 
Current Mood: listless
 
 
lackofsatin
I've been mucking about with different spellings for years, and I'm finally setting the record straight.

It is Taser. It stands for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle. It is a registered trademark. The grammatically proper verb is "to tase," though "to taser" is also acceptable.

Thank you. This has been a public service announcement brought to you by the chinchilla's insomnia.
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Current Music: it's all over // three days grace
Current Mood: working
 
 
lackofsatin
Gummy guppies. Good... or too good to be true?

In other words, my paper's done, so I'm in a slightly better mood. Although I do have seven more hours until my day is done and I can take a refreshing nap. MILES TO GO D:
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Current Mood: drained
 
 
lackofsatin
15 September 2008 @ 11:55 pm
[scrawled, shaking handwriting, written in brown ink that might actually be dried blood]

The internet is functioning with decreased regularity. Soon, I fear, it will leave me forever and I will be trapped here, alone in the dark... with the creatures. I must post this while I can, before the lights go out for good. Oh god, it's here! NOT THE MALFUNCTIONING ROUTER! GOD SAVE US ALL!



...

Ahem.

Okay, one random observation and one meme.
meme )
random observation )
 
 
Current Mood: confused
Current Music: 45 // shinedown
 
 
lackofsatin
[livejournal.com profile] katiria ~ wanna hang out tonight? I figure we both come up with some ideas of what to do, we put them in a hat, and we do whatever comes out of the hat, no matter how ridiculous it is. Y/N?

In other news, I has a Rose! :D

Which is a good thing, because at this rate all my other characters will be dead by morning >.>

Anya's still bleeding to death in the middle of PHead Raep Tiems, Elle electrocuted herself and is now stealing patient files (which will get her beat up by someone, I'm sure), and I need to go post for Mason so he can avoid death by Kroenen.

Good times.

Now I've got a meme and some random silliness.

random silliness/Angry Penguins )
meme )
 
 
Current Music: challengers // the new pornographers
Current Mood: good