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...
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