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Helllooooooo!!!

Yes, I'm still around, although I haven't been on LJ for a while.  I need to change that...

I'm going to start with a funny story about my birthday.

My brother was still in the hospital so I went to his place to pick up his mail.  I walk in, and it's ice cold:  the furnace was out.  So, I call a repair guy, make arrangements for him to show up when he can, and head off to the hospital to see my brother.  I tell him about it, then head back to his place.

While I'm waiting for the repair guy, I decide to put the stove and burners on so I have someplace warm to huddle at.  To make a long story short:  I put on the wrong burner; melted a plastic lid; smoke detector (which is monitored by a security company) went off; my brother couldn't remember the code; the firemen showed up...

O.O

They were very understanding, and my brother did finally remember the code - but talk about MORTIFYING.  I felt so bad that the fire department was sent out for such a minor thing, and I can only hope nobody needed them more than I did that night.  UGH!!  Once the repair guy finally showed up, I went home and had a shot of tequila and went to bed.

On the other hand, I WAS surrounded by men in uniform for my birthday...  ;D

In other news:  my brother is out of the hospital (just got out on Friday - yaay!!!) after 2.5 months.  Superbugs are Supervillains.  Just so you know.  I'm also working again; just starting my third week tomorrow (today's a holiday here).  Back with the government, similar to what I was doing before, and a lot less money, but you know...I'm okay with all of that.  :D

Writing is going slowly, and I have no idea why. Along Came Jones:  I adore the characters, but for some reason, it's like wading through molasses in January.  I don't know what's blocking me, but I wish it would GO AWAY!!!!  *growls*

In fandom:  Haven - OMG!!  I've been dreaming about that show ever since the season finale.  I may have to write my own Season 5, which will be completely wrong, of course, but the feels, the feeeeellllssss!!!!  Almost Human - the more I see, the more I love it, and the more I'm shipping Kennex/Maldonado.  I know I'm supposed to be shipping Kennex/Stahl, but I just don't see it.  Sleepy Hollow - O.O - I need to get caught up on this season, but the season finale still blew me away!!

I hope things have been well for everyone!  Sorry for being MIA; I need to spend more time on here again.  :D

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seren_ccd
Feb. 18th, 2014 06:38 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh! Yikes! At least it wasn't anything super serious and they were understanding about it; I'm sure it happens a lot. I'm just glad you're okay! And yay for your brother getting out of hte hospital!
shirleyann66
Feb. 19th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
Thank you - and yeah, when I think of what could have happened... O.O Thankfully, I was never in any real danger, just lots of smoke and feeling like a moron - LOL.

My shot of tequila was raised in toast to those things that go wrong, but not TOO far wrong, and to our guardian angels who watch over us.

inanna7
Aug. 6th, 2014 08:02 am (UTC)
Long time, no talk, sorry about that
Just wanted to drop by and say hey. Glad to know you were able to get a similar job. Last I heard, you knew the previous one had a limited future. BTW, in regards to the anecdote, my brother had a similar situation with my parents' house and not being able to shut the alarm off. Took him about 10 minutes to convince the police he was housesitting while my parents were out of town and not there to rob the place. From what I understood from my brother, it wasn't an event he wanted to repeat.

As for Almost Human and Sleepy Hollow, I have been watching them when I can. Can't watch them regularly because I now have a toddler :) and we don't watch that stuff when or where she can see it. Was bummed that they canceled AH, especially when I was just getting into it. And I agree, Karl Urban is easy on the eyes.

Unfortunately, I don't think it would be a surprise to people if my Jericho fic never gets finished, but I'm still working on a goal of getting at least one story that I start finished. My exercise now is to write something for the current story every night, regardless of life's happenings or if it's only a sentence. And to not angst over it if it's not just so. It's helped. I don't think I've written as much as I had with the Jericho fic, but it some ways, it's been easier.

I hope life has been going well for you. :D
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