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Dear Perv, please leave me alone. [13 Jul 2012|12:21pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

Dear Pervy McPerve from the village of Pervyville,

Please cease stalking my online dating pages. No, you're not cute. You had a lot going for you, but your numerous and socially forward comments during our unwanted online session have pulled you out of the running for good.

Please cease leaving the same message in my mailbox. It's obviously the form letter you send to all the women you want to impress.

You did not impress me, you wanted to press something else into me.

In case you were confused, some of us are classy and expect quite a bit more than this riveting invitation: "What are you doing tonight? I can come over and bring a bottle of wine. We can have sex."

Bold, but pervy. And unless you're the Doctor or Captain Jack Harkness, I'm really not interested. At least the Captain would charm my panties off before he'd ask the above question. And the Doctor would be under the heavy influence of some sort of alien sex pollen, but I wouldn't let that deter my judgement.

Anyway, this is your cue to leave.


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Thoughts on X-Men: First Class and its TMI Fanfic [19 Sep 2011|10:10pm]
[ mood | full ]

Ok, I just finished watching X-Men: First Class, and I *REALLY* enjoyed it.

First off, I loved the interplay between James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Their exchanges during the 'recruitment' portions are my favorite bits. The interplay during the strip-joint scene was completely cool. It's a palatable friendship, and you can tell they genuinely enjoy working together. (The short bit with Wolverine was also exceptionally cool.)

So, I get to the TMI portion of my rant due to all the Erik/Charles slash fic emerging since the film release.

Slash Fic.

WTF? Seriously? REALLY?

I don't get it. I really don't.


I'm still having a problem processing this frackin' concept. So, why the hell is it the only thing I can find at times?

There has to be some justice in this world!

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It's all about Methos [03 Jul 2011|01:30pm]
[ mood | hot ]

I've been rewatching the 'Highlander' series for the Methos bits. To keep myself from an embarrassing fangirl moment, Peter Wingfield is (insert very flattering line here).

And Methos is amazing. Simply cool, in that dry-humor 'I've-seen-it-all-but-I'm-occasionally-still-surprised' sort of way.

In the episode 'Timeless' he asks one of the waitresses out on a date:

Methos: No, I was waiting for you. You see, I leave you speechless. This is an excellent start.

Alexa: Start to what?

Methos: To dinner, a film, a concert, a smile, a sunset, a walk... ah, all of the above, whatever you would like.

Alexa: Do women really fall for that line?

Methos: I have no idea. I've never used it before.

*melts* *drinks a glass of water* *melts*

Why can't that ever happen to me?

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Writer's Block: Doing the time warp [28 Jun 2011|08:22pm]
[ mood | amused ]

If you could travel through time with someone you know, who would you choose, and why?

I would choose to travel through time (and space) with The Doctor and his TARDIS. (If you don't know who The Doctor is, I want nothing to do with you.)

Do I really need a reason?

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[02 Jun 2011|10:09pm]
[ mood | sad ]

Bad day today. What made it worse is not having a Library Director to back me up. Job hunting to commence tomorrow.

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Thoughts on Thor [11 May 2011|09:04am]
[ mood | calm ]

I really enjoyed the new 'Thor' movie.

Really, really enjoyed it.

And part of me now understands why those viking bodice-ripper novels circulate so well.

I didn't expect the god of thunder to break through my defenses, but he did.

And now I'm pondering thoughts I never really entertained before.

Must find Thor fan fiction.


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Writer's Block: The Royal Wedding [29 Apr 2011|06:00am]
[ mood | relaxed ]

If you were invited to the Royal Wedding, what gift would get the bride and groom?

An iPod docking station. Could come in handy if they begin married life in a castle.
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Frustration, Anger, Speed Dating & Zumba [23 Jan 2011|09:31pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

Frustration: Not losing as much weight as I would like.

Speed Dating: Not a totally bad idea, especially when you can date in the double digits and share the experience with your 'It Girl' sister.

Frustration, Anger & Speed Dating: Going to a speed dating event with your well meaning sister and finding out the number of people who were interested in you (2) were vastly underscored by the amount interested in her (13+).

Anger: Angry at self. Angry at lack weight loss. Angry at overall lack of attractiveness to opposite sex. Angry at apparent failure. Angry with self again. Angry with unmeasurable themes such as fairness, men, and creator. Angry with self again.

Zumba: Attended three times last week. Repeat pattern this week.

Anger: Angry with lack of personal activity and advancement. Angry at self again.

Frustration and Zumba: After nearly a month of classes, still cannot manage to dance like instructor. Repeat personal frustration.

Speed Dating: Not something I want to do again at present.

Anger and Frustration: Possible outcome from attending well-meaning but still 'It Girl' sister's birthday club crawl with her impossibly attractive girlfriends this upcoming weekend.

Frustration: Receiving another botched AT&T bill after settling account with customer service rep on phone nearly two weeks ago.

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Writer's Block: Timeless tales [22 Jan 2011|08:02pm]
[ mood | busy ]

What were your favorite books as a child, and why?

Fairy tales, fairy tales, and fantasy. A good way to grow up.
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"Beem-Bow". Uh-huh. Sure. [19 Jan 2011|10:11am]
[ mood | tired ]

I've been assaulted by the mass marketing campaign from a new company selling white bread by a little white bear. No, the snuggles the laundry bear is not crossing over to the food aisle.

It's the Bimbo Bear .

That's right. Bimbo. I don't care if your clever marketing people say 'Beem-Bow'. It's still "Bimmm-Bow," Buddy.

The Bimbo Bear. Yeah, He's pimpin' in his little white chef hat.

Your clever marketing tricks are no good here, people!

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Writer's Block: The day the earth stood still [11 Sep 2010|06:26am]
[ mood | awake ]

What does this day mean to you?

It means I experienced a historical event which helps me remember my mother's birthday.   And on Sept. 11, 2001, I was so busy working as a newspaper reporter, I forgot to pick up my mother's birthday present.

So, I think of my mom, and give extra thanks that I can appreciate her more.
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Deep as a river and twice as murky [31 Aug 2010|09:16pm]
[ mood | drained ]

I was sitting in the break room today, chatting with my staff and fellow library people, when I discovered one of the girls at the table is a closet DT fan as well. The conversation sort of popped up like this:

Bookmobile Lady: So what are you doing here? If you liked Scotland so much, why are you *here*?

Me: I'm working until DT shows up.

Bookmobile Lady: And he takes you someplace far away?

Me: I don't really care. Here, there, Antarctica. Just as long as babies work into the equation.

Front Desk Lady: You just expect him to just show up?

Me: Well, yeah. He'll just walk through the doors and ask for me by name.

Closet: If DT walked through the doors, I'd have to fight you for him.

Buckets of awesome.

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The jungle of job hunting 7 of 7 (for the moment) [02 Aug 2010|02:52pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Awesome new employment. Thank the maker.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Toblerone Chocolate for everyone!

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I want to be 'The Vicar' when I grow up [01 Aug 2010|09:19pm]
[ mood | calm ]

I just finished watching the Vicar of Dibley Christmas Specials with Dawn French and Richard Armitage, and I laughed while crying at the same time.

Tears because of the fabulous ending of the episode "The Handsome Stranger" and big laughs because of the Doctor Who/David Tennant/Dalek homage found in "The Vicar in White".

Handsome, funny, somewhat nerdy stranger, where are you? I've lived abroad, traveled Europe, and have made the rounds of Chicago social spots, and you're never there.

Why not?

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The jungle of job hunting 6 of ? [08 Jun 2010|12:02am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Another day, three more rejection letters.

Well, one was a 'we've decided not to fill the position at all' notification by e-mail.


Going to hit road for awhile and travel on non-existent funds to clear my head. Chicago. Texas. Ontario. Vermont. Nothing is stringing these places together in a unique fashion, I just need to conduct research or visiting family and friends.

It's all just an opportunity to clear away all the crap and get in touch with the part of me which hates staying in one place for too long.

Mediation and prayer has cleaned both my mind and my karma, but these sessions have not yielded any answers to my questions. I think I need to go on a pilgrimage of some sort.

Sleepy, therefore, going to bed.

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The jungle of job hunting 5 of ? [18 May 2010|06:02pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Waiting to hear back from two job interviews I attended. One is taking much longer than the other, due to the nature of government employment.

It still hasn't prevented me from researching and applying for other positions.

Then one of my references gave a prospective employer a mixed phone call last week, which may or may not work to my advantage. The news and the content of the call made me cry, honestly. I had a 30-second pity party in the bathroom, then e-mailed a letter of recommendation I had on file to the employer.

I made a salad for dinner, and decided that I'm not going to let anything f*#k with my potential for employment. I need more planning, diligence, and orchestrate more items whenever possible.

And that I need to work on my book too. No more sleeping in. Increase the job search, workout everyday, work on book project. And finish that Doctor Who songlist and send it to earlgraytea68.

Tomorrow, start flat belly diet.

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The jungle of job hunting (4 of ?) [13 Apr 2010|04:03pm]
[ mood | peaceful ]

Driving two hours to a job interview tomorrow. It's an all-day affair, complete with presentations and sweet rolls.

God help me.

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The jungle of job hunting (3 of ?) [03 Mar 2010|11:37pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Back from a disappointing job interview in another state.

Taken from the original draft of my thank-you letter:

Dear Board,

If a candidate is willing to drive 15 hours one way (28 hours round trip) for an interview with your library, please have the common courtesy to:

a) offer the candidate a glass of water or a cup of tea before the interview;
b) make sure everyone ready to begin before asking official questions; &
c) look interested. Don't look at the clock every two seconds.

I didn't drive nearly 30 hours with little and poor sleep have you look at me blankly the way a cow looks at an oncoming train.

Best Regards,


Note: burn this copy

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The jungle of job hunting (2 of ?) [17 Feb 2010|04:07pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Lackluster on my phone interview today. *facepalm*

Hopefully better result and full-time employment offered with next interview in March.

God help me.

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The jungle of job hunting (1 of ?) [19 Jan 2010|09:10pm]
[ mood | calm ]

I had a job interview last week, and I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but I'm a bit unsettled about the position.

Then I got an e-mail today from another library in a neighboring state. More pay, which is good. Phone interview is scheduled for the first week of February.

Then I have to sign up for sub teaching in February. The orientation day is February 4th, which is a bit of stinker because I was supposed to stay two weeks with my sister.

Plus the specter of my former position keeps popping up now and then.

Posting my PhD proposal into the scholarship office in London tomorrow. I will feel very accomplished when it is mailed off at last!

Still applying for federal jobs and have to start looking at the officer's exam for the Air Force.

Just wish the finances could keep up with all this activity.

Send the good thoughts my way. Need good change in a major way!

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