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Rambles September 20, 2018

So this sticker came in something M got for his birthday. I think it looks like Lil Spock. Of course M says that us Trekkies see Spock everywhere. HA.

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I got my updates done for When I Loved You and Didn’t We Almost Have it All. I thought Where MY Demons Hide was next but it’s actually The Ties That Bind. Huh. Wonder if I forgot to put that on my spreadsheet. Okay, I might go ahead and get that done in the next few days. I did get a lot of progress done on the Christmas story so yay!

It’s supposed to be in the low 90s the rest of this month, sigh. I was hoping it would stay in the 80s. It still stays fairly cool at night at least.

Don’t really have anything else to say. Just wanted to share the picture ūüôā

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Ramblings of the Week, September 16, 2018

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As I mentioned my company is moving around this time next year. Having been in this location for quite a time and you get used to a place, don’t you? It makes me kind of sad, to be honest. We are only moving a couple blocks away but here we are the only company on our premises whereas at the new building we will be one of many companies. They are down-sizing the California presence.

Anyway, this is a¬†panoramic view from our current location. Its a nice view and one I am used to. It’s sad that this will be gone. The new location will have views of other buildings not the sky and mountains in the distance. Sigh.

This week I guess I should be updating When I Loved You. I started it but haven’t gotten far. After that it should be Didn’t We Almost Have It All and Where My Demons Hide but honestly I have been enjoying working on my Christmas story etc. I’ll get to them though.

Was browsing the Macy’s website when low and behold the male model on there was Miles (ZQ’s boyfriend). Shaking my head.

Cousin from Maine arrives later this week. She’s really cool so we will enjoy that.

And that’s the latest.

Weekly Ramblings, September 12, 2018

We are having some really great weather right now (sorry for those in the path of Florence) but for us, it’s 80s during the day and low 60s at night, great for sleeping with windows open. Sometimes September heat can be a nightmare so this is very welcome. And it looks to stay this way for the foreseeable future. It also helps us with our electric bill as we haven’t been needing to run the AC.¬†It’s also perfect hot tea drinking weather after the sun goes down.

Last night just the two of us went to see Peppermint. If you’ve ever seen Death Wish from the 1970s with Charles Bronson, then you know what you have, but with Jennifer Garner in the Charles Bronson role. It had your typical caricature villains doing stupid stuff for no apparent reason, like killing her family, is a huge example. Anyway, despite the less than stellar movie, it was a nice get out for us.

Later a certain someone’s mood soured (not me) when one of our kitchen drawers broke (those little plastic pieces in the back that keeps the drawer in place. You would have thought it was the end of the world as we know it. Needless to say it’s a trip to the hardware store for us tonight after work.

I feel great about finishing Anything and, though admittedly, I would have liked a greater enthusiastic response to its conclusion I acknowledge a lot can happen in the near 2 years it’s been going.

I’m back to working on the Christmas story at the moment and I reread what I had written so far and very much liked it. It’s what I feel like working on right now with all the personal angst swirling around my head.

I got some new fall decorations that arrived yesterday and they look smashing. Including some fall flavored Salt Water Taffy. I can only indulge in a piece now and then but they make me happy so there! LOL.

As you may or may not remember, last holiday season I was sick as a damn dog (I hope to avoid that this year) and we also went out for Thanksgiving to a restaurant (side note: It was 100 degrees on Thanksgiving last year, UGH). We were all disappointed in our meal (I was super sick then too). Anyway, we are back to hosting it at our place this year and knowing that I bought M an apron with an applique turkey on it that says Happy Turkey Day. HA HA. Couldn’t resist.

At the moment I am on a self-imposed tumblr avoidance. I’ve made it so far three days. Go me!

And that’s it for my rambling at the moment

 

Ramblings, September 4, 2018

Began part 2 of My Devotion today. Look for it on AO3.

I was home today so I started a little bit of pre-autumn decorating.

Those are battery operated leaf lights in case you can’t tell. I also went through my closet and got rid of some stuff and then took it to the Goodwill.

Alas it’s back to work tomorrow and supposed to be 100 this weekend. Sigh.

At the end of this month, our Maine cousin who comes almost every year to visit is coming and we decided to do something special this year. We are going to stay over one night at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. This is a very famous place. And they have great restaurants and bars. They start their Halloween thing the same night we are going but we aren’t going to that.

Here’s an example of a room there.

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It’s a fun place with lots of atmosphere and we think she will just love it. Likely we will go to Sir Winston’s Restaurant when we go which is very fancy.

Something for sure to look forward to.

I think next up is What Happened to Spock. So we shall see!

Ramblings to Send August Away

You may have noticed my lack of updates on my OMS story here better known as The Love of a Lifetime. I plan to get back to it soon but there is no denying my current mood is unmotivated.

Got off work early today at 1:00. Our department is very cool about this. We only have to work a six hour day before  major holidays but sill get paid for 8. A small and appreciated perk.

The other day at the grocery store they had a display of my favorite cereal already!

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I didn’t get any though. I can’t eat the same things I usually eat these days but I may give in at some point. We will see.

I think next up to update is Nine Lives. Look for major developments in that one. After that update, I am not sure what I’m going to do.

I have an extra long weekend though I think I have plans on both Saturday and Sunday.

I’m glad to see September and will be even more so when Autumn officially starts later in the month. I love autumn. Decorations, foods, tea, holidays (Halloween and TG).¬†I should have been born in Fall but I was not.

I’ve made no particular decisions about my internet presence.

 

Ramblings of the Week, August 27, 2018

This past week has been quite nice weather wise. Been in the 80s during the day and 60s at night. Considering it’s August, this is fantastic weather for us. Last year during this same time period we were in the middle of one of those most horrendous heatwaves I have ever experienced and our AC was broken. What a difference a year makes! I think it’s supposed to steam up a bit come the first week of September but for now I am absolutely loving this weather. I’ll keep you posted on my chances for September lol.

This coming weekend is Labor Day of course and I decided to take an extra day off so I have a four day weekend as I took the Tuesday after as well. I am greatly looking forward to it.

We are on the stalled season for movies so I haven’t seen any in a few weeks. Last one I saw was Mission Impossible. Most of what’s out there now we will probably wait for netflix or something. I thought we might see The Meg this week but then M volunteered to work at an event for his community garden so that’s happening instead. Next week? Who knows. You know M just turned 54 and his dad died at 55 so he says to me, I have only one year left. Yes, I wanted to choke him for that. Sigh.

Funny how his birthday is around the same time as CP. CP’s being the 26th and M’s the 27th.

Last night after we returned from a celebratory dinner, I bought two more Christmas decorations! HA.

I posted the first chapter of Hello Darkness, My Old Friend on Sunday. As you know if you’ve read it, it took a very dark turn at the end, and I am afraid that will stay that way for now. My goal is to get it done by the end of the year and take them into the fall and holiday season in the story too.

I’m in the mood for my Starfleet Academy stuff so it’s likely I will work on Idiots in Love and The Experiment this week instead of The Sight or any of the rest. I intend to finish everything eventually that I have going. I guess as long as one or two of you stick with me, that’s all that matters.

I was at Target Saturday and saw that they had these television series figures from the 60s on an end cap of the toy section. I stopped when I noticed these guys from Mirror Mirror, The Original Series (suck that Discovery and Enterprise etc, TOS still comes first despite your BS, but I digress, lol).

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My excitement at seeing them included in the figures soon subsided as I picked up the package to look at the dolls/figures. I don’t know who they were supposed to be because they certainly weren’t Shatner and Nimoy. Sorry, guys, but I think my 2 and half year old great niece could have done a better job getting them to actually look like Kirk and Spock. Ugh. Needless to say it went right back on the shelf. What a shame!

 

 

 

Ramblings, August 21, 2018

I’m back from San Diego. Didn’t have a chance to get anything written, which is why you don’t see the next part of The Love of a Lifetime here.

It was hot and muggy. Ugh. The good news is there were too many of us to take one car so we drove ourselves (meaning M did LOL). We left Saturday morning at 6:45ish and got to the Safari Park in Escondido around 9:30. We got in free thanks to the fact that two of our friends have memberships and they get a few perks as part of their membership. Considering it’s $54 each to get in, this was a good deal.

Since the area here is set up like a safari in Africa, it decided to be as hot there. Seriously. Ugh. We did a ton of walking and we also rode the tram that takes you to see a lot of the animals. They had a baby giraffe. We had a three year old with us, Aria, and they now have a hot air balloon that goes up for about 10-15 minutes and she just had to go on this. It cost $14 extra per person so “Uncle Ryan” paid for them all to go except for me and Aria’s mommy, because we were like…nope. They all enjoyed it but after that they closed it because it got to be too breezy.

They have¬† a new part there that’s supposed to be Australia but there was no shade at all while there and though it was nice to see the kangaroos I hightailed it out of there to go find a table and chairs out of the sun while they all looked.

Later, we all continued on to San Diego, proper, and checked in to our hotel. That night we went to Old Town San Diego and had Mexican food at Cafe Coyote.

Sunday, we had our free included breakfast and then headed out to the zoo. Fine time was had by all and in the afternoon, after Aria absolutely loved the penguins in Africa Rocks (think Madagascar Penguins), we went back to the hotel, went into the pool for a bit to cool down, and then out to dinner before heading back to the night time zoo. They had a little show with bubbles which Aria loved, and then a parade, which she also loved. And she rode the skyfari at night (I do not like the skyfari, it’s very high up in little buckets).

Yesterday morning we had more free breakfast and then M and I headed home, making it back about 1ish. I guess technically I could have done some writing but I didn’t feel up to it.

Anyway, happy to be back. This weekend should be chill (not temperature wise) except we will got out for dinner for M’s birthday. This was the last trip away we have planned for a while. As a home body, that suits me just fine.

As for what’s coming up storywise, besides the one appearing here, I have to finish The Hike and get the next chapter of The Sight done. I’ll play it by ear as to when any of those appear.

 

 

 

Rambles, August 15, 2018 Edition

I’ve been thinking about the past for the last day or so. It’s been twenty-three years since I went to Ireland now. One of my most fondest memories of my lifetime and it was so long ago. Kind of sad in a way.

Twenty-one years ago I had my gallbladder surgery, right after I came back from Disney World. Ha. Well, almost. We went in July (and don’t even talk about being in Florida in July, ugh) and my surgery was in September. It’s also hard to believe it was so long ago for Disney World.

For that matter, it’s been seventeen years since I went to Austria and Germany.

Where does the time go? I really don’t know. There’s a song by Five for Fighting that is called 100 Years and it talks about having 100 years to live (which of course we don’t, most of us) but what really strikes me is the line I’m fifteen for a moment. Because, really, that’s how it is for us. Life goes so fast.

Anyway, in a couple of days I am off for San Diego for three days. Before I know it that will be done as well. And then August will fall right behind it and it will be September again.

I’ll be working on All I Ever Wanted, next, I think. Not sure when I will have it up, or if I will, before I leave. I am also working on the Professor Spock sequel and at the moment I am actually leaning toward concentrating on that for a bit. I also worked on my Christmas story a bit, yesterday, creating a new beginning for it which will need to be tied together with what I have already written.

I did get the next part of The Love of a Lifetime up for publication here on Friday.

I am going to leave it here, that if another ST movie is made without CP (which I don’t think it will be but you never really know), I will be finishing the stories I have going and then quit writing for the fandom. I’m not interested in a new Kirk and I’m not interested in a movie without the AOS cast. I suspect either a deal will be made or they won’t make the movie, which if Paramount is against putting in any real effort to it, is frankly for the best.

On to other things. Don’t know if I mentioned it or not but my job is moving locations in 2019. There was all kinds of speculation as to where we would be moved (basically our building was sold, our lease is up next year, so we are being booted out), but they have made the decision and it’s literally down the street from where we are now. But ack, moving sucks, and I am not looking forward to it. Yeah it’s not for a year, but, gah. I’ve been in this building for years.

Anyway, that’s the rambles for now.¬† I leave you with a picture of where we are staying in San Diego.

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Ramblings, August 13, 2018

So first, my couch arrived and it was the wrong color. I ordered brown and it came as gray. By the time I realized it the box was open and we were putting it together. Than later I was looking at what I ordered and what I had and realized they sent me the wrong loveseat altogether.¬† I ordered the “Copenhagen” and they sent me the “Palisades”.

Here it is with throw pillow we got to match our rug. (you can see a tiny edge of the girls’ pink furry blanket LOL)Couch2

Anyway, it’s likely not our forever couch but it will do for now and it replaced the old broken one!

The Hollywood Bowl was a grand time. All the Star Wars nerds with their light sabers was pretty cute.

All I have to say about the Star Trek/Hemsworth/Pine thing is that I don’t think any of us would like to be told by our employers that they were cutting the pay we were promised. It’s Bullshit and Paramount needs to pay up or ruin everything. Fuckers.

In writing, I didn’t do much over the weekend but begin my Professor Spock sequel. Today, I finished Young and Beautiful. YAY. And that’s about where I am at this point.

Temps are back to the norm for August. About 88 or so today. Not bad but we are getting hit with a little more humidity than we are used to getting. I don’t know where you live but the kiddies go back to school this week. Back in my day (yes, yes, old person) we didn’t go back until the Tuesday after Labor Day. But I guess the kids here get more days off during the year to make up for it. Like I know they get three weeks at Christmas, which we did not. The stores were crowded with back to school shoppers this weekend. But now that that’s about over, I expect to see the Halloween stuff show up at any time. I already spotted a Halloween Spirit shop coming soon in one of the vacant buildings near us.

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