OMG we are STILL moving!


We are still in the process of moving, I'm just taking a short break right now while Mr. G and I wait for reinforcements (er, well, just our friend Warren) to arrive. We finally finished getting everything out of Mr. G's appartment as of September 30th, and only have until October 15th to finish mine... and it looks like we will be running right up to the wire on it as well.

Good news is that the weekend after we finish the "move from hell" (as it shall be known for all eternity) we will be going on a 3 week vacation - including, but not limited to, stops in Anaheim, Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Mateo, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle... and maybe a day jaunt to Canada if they will let us back in the USA with nothing but California driver licenses.

Anyone with suggestions of good places to eat, drink, shop, or take photos please comment. We are especially interested in:

*microbreweries that give tours
*good record stores that focus on punk and/or garage rock
*great resteraunts that don't cost an arm and a leg
*interesting book stores (yeah, Mr. G is going to take me to Powell's)
*bars that have excellent live bands (we support local music, and always want to hear new bands)
*any stores/shops that specialize in the out of the ordinary (pirate stuff, decent sexuality stores like Babeland or Good Vibrations, metaphysical shops, candle shops, really great comics shops, bead stores, etc...)

Back really soon.... really!

Contrary to my expectations, the wonderful Mr. G and I have found and started moving into a lovely new apartment. Heh. And here I thought this wouldn't come to fruition until 2008!

Anyways, the place is a big 3 bedroom townhouse with an attached garage, and for only $150 more than we were paying for our 2 one-bedroom apartments combined. So now we have our master bedroom, a guest bedroom (for Mr. G's son, or other visitors), and a computer/office/gameroom. The living room has a vaulted ceiling, a gas fireplace, and a small covered balcony. It's all, well, just lovely... and we have tons of room for all the computers, books, DVDs, CDs, and my cats.

We are still finishing up the move, it's taking longer than expected as I did something horrible to my back the other day while moving a large TV. I'm getting better, with friends taking care of the heavy lifting (and the help of some muscle relaxants). So, very soon I am planning to be back on LJ, MySpace, and any other place on the net where people might be looking for me...
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Er, still not back yet...

Argh! I so meant to be back in LJ and fandom in general way before now... and I'm still not back yet.

Yes, I went to Anime Expo and waited in the miserable 3+ hour line to get in, just to buy: some Harry Potter dojinshi, new yaoi manga, a region-free DVD player, and a really great book all slash/boy's love/yaoi/whatever we are calling ourselves today fans should read - Wicked Gentlemen (look it up on Yes, I have been playing way too much World of Warcraft lately, but am sadly only up to level 67 on my main character. Yes, I have gone to a few shows to see friend's bands play, sometimes even bringing our new camera and taking a few photos.

No, G and I still haven't found a new apartment - there are many complications right now that are keeping us from doing so. Not all of it is bad, some of our issues are that we are choosing to go to shows, Anime Expo, etc. - instead of looking for new digs. Add planning a trip to Yaoi Con, Portland, and Seattle for October/November, the Order of the Phoenix coming out this week, book 7 coming out on the 20th, and San Diego Comic Con coming up at the end of this month... and it makes me think we probably won't get moved until Christmas/Yule/Hanukkah/whatever winter holiday everyone is celebrating this year.
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Did you miss me?

Hello everyone!

I know, I know... I have been a bad girl and dropped off the face of the internets... sorry.

Some of you probably read my post from October about my grandmother passing away, and this brought about some major changes in my life (surprisingly for the better). Mainly, my on-again/off-again relationship (ongoing for about 15 years now) with my best friend/boyfriend is ON. We are getting along very well and are currently looking for a new apartment with enough room for all our computers, game systems, DVD's and the 2 cats.

So, sounds like I've been busy, right? Well, sort of... What has really sucked away all my time is I have gotten involved in G's hobby - playing World of Warcraft. Dammit. He had been asking me to try playing with him for about a year, but I kept telling him "no" because I was afraid it would take up all my time and that I'd stop writing. Yeah. Looks like I was right...

Anyways, once we get settled into a new home I do plan on returning to the world of fandom (probably sometime in April). But for now, if you play WoW, you can find me on the Scilla server as my Blood Elf rogue - Annbonny.

For the Horde!

General Nonsense

I really haven't posted much lately as RL has been giving me a swift kick in the ass lately... so I'd rather talk about stuff and nonsense than the crap that has been keeping me from writing in my journal.

First off, other than lddurham, is anyone on my f-list going to Yaoi Con? I plan on being there (unless an emergency comes up) and would love to meet with anyone else who is going too.

Next, I'd like to hear from anyone who uses BPAL oils. I have been thinking of ordering them for a while now but have held off as I didn't know quite where to get started. So if there is anyone out there reading this that has a scent or two to recommend to me, fire away. To give you some idea of what sort of fragarance I like, I prefer spicy/woodsy/fruity scents (vanilla, amber, myrrh, cinnamon, clove, sandalwood, carnation, orange blossom, pear, musk, etc.), and my favorite mainstream/commercial perfumes are Opium and Poison.

Last (but not least) I am starting to get in a Halloween mood and am looking for cool seasonal icons. Anyone know where I can find some? (It's not a Halloween thing, but I'd really like an icon of Pugsley from Addams Family Values in his turkey costume, preferably saying "Eat me!") Oh, and does anyone know where I can get the Pumpkin Masters Universal Monsters carving patterns? I think the book came out in 2003, and I can't find it for sale at any of the local stores.

On the subject of Halloween, Target has been getting a large portion of my paycheck this month - their Halloween stuff is to die for this year! Every year they seem to do their seasonal decor in a particular "theme" and this year's has a Day of the Dead flavor to it, and I am in heaven. I wish I could buy it all! Michaels has some interesting things as well... I had to stop myself from buying the overpriced haunted pirate ship from their Halloween village collection - the boat rocks like it is sailing, plays a sea shanty, and has cool lighting effects (cannon blasts, lightning, etc.) but it just isn't worth the $60 or so they are charging for it.
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George Lucas is a ho

So I was at Wal-Mart today because I wanted to check out their Halloween stuff, and I saw some new Star Wars toys that made my brain hurt: giant robot "transformers" of Han and Chewbacca that change into the Millenium Falcon.


Can someone please convince Mattel and Lucas to stop taking a giant crap all over my childhood?
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WS Master List

Most of the people on my f-list that will care about this probably already know about it, but...

skuf's Master List of Watersports in HP Fanfic is now hosted at rain_of_gold. I'm vey excited to take this list over from skuf as it was a much appreciated reference when I first joined the fandom and had a hell of a time finding urophilia fics. Please feel free to come by and check out the community, look over the list, and recommend any good golden shower fics - I'm always happy to read new stuff!
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Everyone's doing it...

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (My parents) × I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.
× I wear glasses or contact lenses. × I love to play video games. I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies.  (Straight porn, gay porn, lesbian porn... all flavors of hentai as well...) I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. × I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.  (I curse all the damn time!) × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
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