lackofsatin
13 January 2012 @ 02:31 am
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING PICTURES. REAL PICTURES. PICTURES HAVE HAPPENED. PICTURES OF PICTURELYNESS. )

So. I'm excited. Sad that Anthony Head isn't playing Leonato, because Anthony Head is the only person I could imagine rivaling Richard Briers' perfection in the role, BUT EXCITED. (Also, is that Hero's wedding dress? Get thee to a dress shop, Hero! Get thee to a dress shop!)


And, just so this post isn't entirely me flailing about things nobody (except Lady U?) cares about, here is a picture of my dog:

behold! )

That's the way she sleeps.
 
 
Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: When We Stand Together by Nickelback
 
 
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 Mood: cold
Current Music: Animals by Nickelback
 
 
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 Music: Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time) by LostProphets
Current Mood: productive
 
 
lackofsatin
10 October 2008 @ 02:16 am
The play I'm working on is seriously messing with my head. It's... deeply disturbing. One For The Road by Pinter. Find it. Read it. Enjoy the head-messing-with-ness of it.

I never want to hear "genital mutilation" and "Jesus" in the same thought ever again.

On a different note:

BONES: The He In The She )

PUSHING DAISIES: Circus, Circus )
 
 
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: light up the sky // yellowcard
 
 
lackofsatin
28 March 2007 @ 11:03 pm
TV was unusually exciting this evening, but first...

but first... )
BONES: The Priest in the Cemetary )
LOST: Expose )
 
 
Current Mood: exhausted
 
 
lackofsatin
I am incredibly bored and my roommate insists on leaving the door open when she leaves the room, causing a draft because the window is also open, and the door is too far away for me to bother to get up to shut it.
Damn.

In other news, I saw Orpheus Descending last week, and it was amazing. Tonight I'm seeing Kiss Me Kate. Whether or not it will be amazing has yet to be determined. And last night I ate at Olive Garden again and stuffed myself with a rather insane amount of food. Love it there. Megan has decided I need to get out more often, because I instinctively reached for the center of the table, expecting to find a plastic dispenser with paper napkins. Which, when I think about it, is sad.

But. No more of food, or I'll get hungry again and there's nothing good at Commons tonight so I'll have to make do with an ancient potato and maybe some pizza... and just thinking about it makes me want to cry. On to my boredom and what it results in:

you probably don't want to follow the cut )


PS. What's with the lack of new Lost? I'm starting to feel like ABC really hates its viewers. First it was the Olympics, now it's American Idol... what next? A dog show? Reruns of The X-Files? God. Strike ABC down with a lightning bolt, but only after making sure that there's another station willing to pick up Lost and the last eight eps of Alias.

PPS. APRIL 19TH! And it's been confirmed that Will, Nadia, Anna, and possibly (crosses fingers) Irina will be back! Yay! Hopefully they won't try to ressurect the Freplica, though, 'cause that would just suck. Peyton, Anna, and Renee happily fill the quota of evil chicks needed to plague Sydney's life. Okay, Renee's not actually evil, as such, but she's really too badass to be one of the goodguys. Jack's the only goodguy who's that badass, and we're not actually sure about him... (I still think he kidnapped Vaughn and shipped him off to a little tropical island to be Katya's love slave... shut up I'm not crazy)
 
 
Current Music: El Tango de Roxanne
Current Mood: bored
 
 
lackofsatin
06 November 2005 @ 12:21 am
I have returned from watching "The Seagull," produced by my very own School of the Arts. I wasn't in it. If I had been cast, three guesses who I would have been. Yeah, you got it! The maid!

more on that, and some ALIAS too )

Anyway... I have a paper to write.
But not right now.
Later.
Or tomorrow.


PS. Lstar - I MISS YOU TOO!!! And tell Samara I miss her and she shall watch Alias and I will take her for coffee somewhere that is not Starbucks. 32 days till I come home - so I'll probably see you that Sat (10th of Dec). ;)
 
 
Current Music: *still* Phantom - it's just been that sort of day
Current Mood: tired