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30 January 2011 @ 11:46 pm
I haven't posted in FOREVER AND A DAY, but since I try to keep some of my crazy nerd obsessions from all my other internet outlets, HERE WE GO.

I tied for first place in fantasy skating for nationals.

I am a dork. BUT I AM SO GOOD AT IT.
feeling: amusedamused
04 May 2010 @ 04:08 pm
So I dragged my flute out from underneath the bed in the spare room today, for the first time since...probably when I was still in campus band. So, two years, give or take a little. I'm kind of amazed by how quickly a lot of it comes back.

I still remember most of my major scales, and now my computer has a program that converts .midi files into digital sheet music. I can still play "The Swan" by Saint-Saens (my...sixth grade solo piece, YEAH), but I couldn't find anything else I wanted to try and spent 20 minutes messing around on music from Doctor Who. (WHAT, IT'S PRETTY, OKAY.)

Next time I go back to my parents', I am going to find the box of sheet music and exercise books and bring it back with me. Apparently I've missed it.
feeling: nostalgicnostalgic
19 April 2010 @ 04:20 pm

Bridget linked me to this earlier today and I just feel like it needs everyone to see it ever, basically.

I am especially a fan of Martha's new theme song, although I'm going to have it stuck in my head ALL DAY, basically.

Also: Eleven is going to be on SJA next season (along with Third Doctor companion Jo).

...okay, I'm done being a fangirl. For now.
feeling: amusedamused
19 February 2010 @ 12:57 am
Huge monster spoilers for the Olympic men's long programCollapse )

Two questions for all the skating fans on my friends list:

1. Is anyone else feeling weirdly possessive about skating in general when the once-every-four-years fans start pretending to know things? Because I keep finding myself dropping the fact that I've been a Shen/Zhao fan since like 2002 into conversation when someone mentions how much they "loved that married Chinese pair." (And oh, just wait until dance starts, Tanith and Ben have been my favorites since before that.)

I also get a big kick out of people wuzrobbing "clean" performances that either had next to no difficulty or zero choreography.

2. And is anyone else sick of explaining the "new" judging system to people who only watch every four years? I say "new" because they used this is Torino...which part of the reason I am so damn annoyed every time Plushenko makes it out like the judging system is out to get him. He won the 2006 Olympics under this judging system...but that's a whole different rant for another time.

On the other hand, I do find it super amusing that one of our sportswriters keeps asking me for medal predictions. Yesterday he asked me if there was any point in watching the ladies competition or if he should just watch Yu-Na highlights afterwards.
feeling: ecstaticecstatic
11 January 2010 @ 08:57 pm
There is literally more skating on television and the internet over the next two weeks than I am physically capable of watching, even if I don't attempt to watch Canadian Nationals on CBC (which I am going to TRY, because their men's competition has more drama than a soap opera and it hasn't even started yet.

Let's not talk about how much I hate the US Nationals schedule with a fiery passion, and not JUST because I'll have to miss the free dance/ladies free due to work. (I am way more depressed about missing the free dance, fyi.)

TV and IceNetwork schedules for my benefitCollapse )

On an unrelated note, HIMYM tonight was spectacular, was it not?
feeling: cheerfulcheerful
listening to: Mythbusters
12 December 2009 @ 12:31 am
At this point I don't even have excuses. I just forgot yesterday. So...I'm doing two at once to make up for it.

Day 15 → A fanfic and Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)Collapse )

I have the apartment to myself for the next two days...I am really not sure what to do with it.
feeling: boredbored
listening to: "Falling Slowly" - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
09 December 2009 @ 06:44 pm
I am so freaking far behind on this thing. That's what happens when I go to my parents' house for three days and get lazy. Ugh. So I'll take a break from HATING MY STUPID UGLY FAKE CHRISTMAS TREE and get going on the posts again.

Seriously, I did not have a problem with the little fake tree last year. This year, however, it's awful and I can't stand it.

...can't I just skip this category? We all know I basically stopped reading when I left college.

Day 14 → A non-fictional bookCollapse )

It cannot be 9pm soon enough. I'm sure Glee will be enough to pull me out of my grumpiness.
feeling: grumpygrumpy
05 December 2009 @ 09:41 pm
It's all Kate's fault. :D

Day 13 → A fictional bookCollapse )
feeling: lazylazy
04 December 2009 @ 11:19 pm
This is cool and also pretty.

Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancyCollapse )
feeling: tiredtired
03 December 2009 @ 09:26 pm
Homecoming, heck yeah!

Day 11 → A photo of you taken recentlyCollapse )
feeling: uncomfortableuncomfortable
listening to: The Office