qarylla: (library slave!)

8. Be patient! Don't be in a hurry to enter road races, etc., no matter how much your friends pressurise you. Wait until you can run at least 30 minutes without resting before lining up for that first 5km fun run.

That said, I need to get back to running. I haven't done anything other than a short sprint to cross a street in about two months. Maybe this weekend (or tomorrow morning).
qarylla: (demon kitty)
Kitty steals needles
eats yarn, destroys pompoms, drives
me mad, squirting mad
qarylla: (fannish)
Last night was probably the first time in a long time where I was in a game with more fun than angst. BESM is very high on the angst quotient for me (it remains fun, but there is this veil of angst that occasionally obliterates everything else) and Friday nights are often with anger and exasperation (stay on target) in addition to any fun that is had.

The game was silly, but anything that is associated with Red Dwarf should be that way.

The cast of characters are:

Bob (or Techie, aka Technician Number 4): the last human was attempting to improve the stasis machine shortly before the ship went through a 'wormhole' and into a heavy ion storm, etc. Three million years later the radiation level is safe enough for him to leave the machine.

Maybelline: a hologram member of the crew who was part of the ship's small diplomatic group. Sawa was a little out of it, so she wasn't really fleshed out.

Isaac Swiss-Piranha: a wax droid made by Wally (the ship computer), who is an amalgamation of all the historical Isaacs he had on record - partially composed of scented candles.

Coni Glietta: an evolved rabbit (from another dimension) and cosmetologist who works for Avon, experimenting with new makeup blends on humans. She was stuck on the ship, when they used a W.H.A.C.K. drive to leave before the Destroyer, well, destroyed their ship.

I love my character. She is dumb, except where all things makeup are concerned. She has a smattering of skills that are useful, but almost all of which can be applied to makeup in some fashion, and she gets to use seduction skill for good and evil. *exfoliant*
qarylla: (!hair!)
But I use it anyway.

Currently I hate:

"I believe in a thing called xxxx..." followed by incompetent trilling (mine).

File under: How did this get stuck in my head?!?
Also under: xxxx = love, furr, mnke, and any other number of silly things that can even passably scan (or not)
qarylla: (flaming chocobo)
a lumberjack!

I type and type and catalog and catalog.

I surf! Go, IntarWeb, Go!

I run around in circles and get dizzy, so I stop.

I type and type and catalog and catalog.

Do you ever have one of those days when you are doing 150 million things and you aren't sure which one to do next, so you are in a constant state of "Oh shiny!" and thus tend to flit from task to task hoping for a sense of completion of something by the end of the day?

Tripping hither, tripping thither...
qarylla: (coffee zombie)
I got home yesterday a bit before 4, took two green pills, leafed through a catalog and brought a book to bed.

I closed my eyes and felt the groggy feeling coming over me in waves, a strangely comforting feeling now that I wasn't trying to interact with the world.

At 6:30 I got out of bed and was up for about 3 hours before going back to bed. I woke up at 3something and then slept on and off till nearly 4:30 when I got out of bed and read my book instead of knitting for a couple of hours.

I don't feel groggy today, and I haven't take any cold meds (though I have some emergency Sudafed in my desk), but I feel OK. I'll probably go to bed early tonight as well after getting some time in on my current knitting projects or maybe something truly crazy like cross-stitch.

(PS: I love overtime.)
qarylla: (energy)
(or nutcup as my dad would say)

I have a new game that is presumably starting tonight. Light-hearted and relatively free-flowing, it is going to be more episodic than most to capitalize on the GM's strength (in this case, great individual sessions rather than long ranging plots). It is supposed to be like Samurai Jack (passing acquaintance with) or Those Who Hunt Elves (much larger acquaintance with), and generally be silly - almost like Toon.

I keep on looking at my character and thinking that she might be too serious. But how can anyone with a telepathic bunny servant really be that serious?

The character - do not click unless you like boredom )
qarylla: (Default)
Anyone who is a size 14-20 and is in the Boston area, would you like to go through my costume boxes.

I can't fit into most of the modern clothes (some of which are gorgeous clothing that are easily fancy enough to go to the theater) and some of the period clothes are nicely generic enough to wear for a multitude of costumes (if a little worn).
qarylla: (gothy)
I don't really LARP just to costume, but sometimes I think I do. I love the creation of random garments (most of which don't see the light of day outside of Halloween and games), the sewing and random decisions of what to wear or what I will do if a certain situation arises.

I spent way more time sewing for this con than I needed to, and while I wouldn't say that any of my costumes were stunning I was pleased with myself.

Friday I was in a Question of Faith, where I felt I was dressed more like a cleric than most of the priests. This was a character that honestly could have done nothing, but I was willing to take my very short character sheet and do the extra work to make stuff happen. There was a player in the game who hadn't done LARP before, so I spent some time giving him an idea of how to make his game experiences more enjoyable. I liked my costume for this game mostly because it was the first time that I had made something without a pattern and had it only look like it was supposed to, but actually really work.

I think knitting has really been helpful to me in this regard. It gives you an organic feel for garment creation. I don't think I have been knitting enough to do freeform knitting per se, but I can translate that into relatively simple sewn garments.

Saturday was a mostly modern clothing day. I had a tank top I decorated for Greater Trumps, where I was more belligerent than normal and mostly avoided the characters that did not appear as active. I was in Boorworms, where I could have been stamped with Wellesley College, Women's Studies on my forehead and had a complete character. I knit for that character and had a good time especially after I died.

Then there was Deceit.

I loved Deceit. I probably should have used my special ability on other people (or at least more frequently), but I didn't really need to in order to get my goals done (or at least passingly done). I was swathed in fabric for that as I had attempted to make a kimono that was more authentic than the ones used in the Mikado. I succeeded mostly based on a few photos and a couple of random diagrams. I will finish sewing that one later to use for regular costuming (and I may shorten the sleeves and use the extra fabric for other things).

I got to see people who I hadn't seen since Intercon C, and I generally didn't sleep or anything for hours upon hours. I am glad I took today off from work to get to do things like some minor cleaning, putting away of costuming, and investigating my new 'sewing machine.'

Oh, and I was really happy that I got to use my back tattoo as part of one of my costumes!
qarylla: (oh my god!)
are made by MC Escher.
qarylla: (grrr!  argh!)
but my body wants me to feel that way anyway.

This is one of those moments when I wonder who I should ask to leave early. The boss is in DC, the manager and director are either on vacation or working from home, and the one manager that is left has never even noticed me being sick before (including the other time she was the only staff member to ask for sick time).

I think I need application of hot water, advil, and a long nap/bath (preferably with the nap not being wet).
qarylla: (boogle!)
I like our customer services reps for this one company...

Their extensions make great cribbage hands (includes face up card):

x67785 and

I like cribbage!
qarylla: (sleepy)
what was that?
qarylla: (Default)
The boss is out sick today. I wonder if her throat was too sore to do more than croak out parts of words. I'm getting there myself, but don't want to take sick time in the first quarter if I can manage it. Not that I have a real reason to not want to use sick time right now. It just seems that I took a lot of sick time last year (7 out of 10 days).

Of course, I think this means that there have been at least two days when I have come in already when I really should have been home (today is not one of them). Cold sweats and alternating between shivering and being way too warm with oozy nausea is definitely 'go home' feeling.

Stupid body, stupid me.
qarylla: (sad)
Please don't tell me about conflicting things happening on LJ.

I will read them, get vicious, bitchy and mean. I will post, and I will stay angry. My stomach will do the unhappy you want an ulcer dance, and I will then be upset by every little thing that happens at work for the next hour or more (depending on the hour of the transgression).
qarylla: (Default)

Bored, bored, bored.

Desk messy. ++ different mess than this AM. -- still messy.

Chocolate? ++ tasty. -- too full from lunch for chocolate.

Cross-stitch? + worked on project at lunch break. --still think the silk is too light a color to really look good against fabric.

Monkeys? +++ fun monkeys
qarylla: (Default)
I am getting a hotel room for Intercon for Friday night (haven't booked yet, but probably in the next 2 weeks). I need a place for changing and stashing of stuff for games on Saturday (as does meranthi, I believe), because I don't have any games on Sunday and plan to leave Saturday night.

Anyone have a bit of space up for grabs? I am planning on T-ing it from Braintree for the con, so I will be fairly thrifty on what I take and how much space I will thus take up with stuff.
qarylla: (hp)
Yesterday I took the plunge and using the Christmas money got myself a little black iParsley. It can hold 30 gigs of music/photo/video, etc., and will hopefully make my solitary morning running and trips to the gym a little more enjoyable. I am going to use it to push my Japanese language skills back up, because I feel like I am slipping. Little podcasts and news and other nifty things. Maybe audiobooks. Who knows. While the possibilities aren't endless, they feel fairly wide ranging.

Now just to see if Pixar will ever release Jack-Jack Attack for download (I will pay $2 to have a constantly playable JJA on my iParsley).
qarylla: (Default)
This was my resolution *waah!*

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Spend more time at work.

Get your resolution here

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