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30 December 2010 @ 01:31 am
Heading up North...  
I've been flailing around since Christmas trying to get a few things done, including getting ready to visit my family in Oregon. Hence, I missed eponin10's birthday, which I hope was wonderful and will lead to great things in the year to come! \o/

On the writing front, I hope to finish off a few presents while traveling. Lately, it seems as if almost everything I write is subject to 'delayed gratification,' in terms of feedback. The Last Author Standing stories are finished anywhere from 5-9 days before I can post them up "live" on my journal. The three stories for Yuletide Madness are even worse-- because people ARE commenting, but I can't reply to the comments. There's a certain blackhole quality to the whole thing.

Not, however, as frustrating as the stalled-out SPN stories on my thumb-drive that continue to mock me. :(

In RL news, I went out for some post-Xmas shopping. I'm always hoping to score more Christmas lights (especially silhouettes or staked lawn series-ornaments such as mini-trees or mini-santas). Well. The stock was very thin both during and after the Xmas season. Mainly, I picked up some extra blue icicle lights and one box each of red, blue, and green lights. Those are replacements for when various parts of my yard decor die, as they do over the years. I also bought some wrapping paper I didn't need (several different rolls) because the designs featured cute penguins and that's my Achilles' Heel these days. To compound the punishment of my impulse-purchase, all of the rolls are oversized and do not fit into my underbed wrapping box. *thwaps self*

Well it's late, so I'd better shut this thing down and get some sleep before the long haul tomorrow. Might not be around until Sunday or so, as my Dad's house is mainly an Internet-free zone (especially since those of his neighbors with wireless have wised-up and made their networks encrypted-key access. Darn those tech-savvy oldsters!)

Be good, and stay safe on New Year's Eve! ♥

 
 
 
eponin10 on December 30th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you! My birthday was actually very quiet. We had lots of snow and ice and the heating guys were at the house replacing our heat pump (yes, this was planned!).
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on December 30th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Dang-- You mentioned the possibility of snow (rare in your climate), but I'd hoped it would be fleeting!

Many happy returns to you! ♥
eponin10 on December 30th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
*g* We got about 6 inches, which is quite a bit for us. Still, it was fun. Snow always makes me feel like a kid again.
Maz (or foxxy!): Santa Babiestuesdaeschild on December 30th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
You be sure to stay safe on New Year's Eve too, sweetheart. And Happy New Year to you and the family.

*hugs*
nrrrdy_grrrl on December 30th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
OMG YOUR ICON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maz (or foxxy!): Michael in Santa Hattuesdaeschild on December 30th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
You like? I have four of them courtesy of that paragon of craziness artistic talent, master_chatnoir!! She dressed her 12" dollies and photographed them herself! Awesome, isn't she?!!

Here's another!!
nrrrdy_grrrl on December 30th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
They are eeirily life-like!!!!
Maz (or foxxy!): Linc in Santa Hattuesdaeschild on December 30th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
But not in a bad way, I hope?

Loving your dancing kitty!! :)
nrrrdy_grrrl on December 30th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
No, in the very BEST way that a dollie can look just like a bolt of raw male sensuality.
Maz (or foxxy!): Santa Michaeltuesdaeschild on December 30th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
I love the way you expressed that concept! :)
nrrrdy_grrrl on December 30th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
enjoy!
Maz (or foxxy!): Santa Babiestuesdaeschild on December 30th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: enjoy!
I did! It's hilarious! Although I have the impression alcohol might have been involved!!

Thanks, sweetheart. :D
nrrrdy_grrrl on December 30th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: enjoy!
Merry Holidays etc!
Maz (or foxxy!): Santa Babiestuesdaeschild on December 30th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: enjoy!
And a Happy New Year to you too. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I hope your New Year's celebrating got things off to a good start, and that 2011 proves to be a winner for us all! :)
nrrrdy_grrrl on December 30th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
happy new year !!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
Re: happy new year !!!!
Eeee! What a wonderful writeup! ♥ ♥ ♥
cindy: penguins - the big chill (by rjcardinal)tsuki_no_bara on December 30th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
travel safe! happy new year!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on January 3rd, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
You too! :)