timeripple: (attir'd with stars)
I am here to report that I have seen the famous Akanishi hips in person, and they are just as slutty as promised.

[I wrote that last night, because it seemed really important to get that down in writing right away. Now commences the narrative as I sit on the BoltBus back to Boston.] in great and glorious detail )
timeripple: (attir'd with stars)
I am here to report that I have seen the famous Akanishi hips in person, and they are just as slutty as promised.

[I wrote that last night, because it seemed really important to get that down in writing right away. Now commences the narrative as I sit on the BoltBus back to Boston.] in great and glorious detail )
timeripple: (nyc summer)
Thanks to bizarre circumstances that could have been avoided if Jin actually had a competent management team for his American tour, I will be going to his New York concert on Sunday! (I bet that is not where you thought that sentence was going!)

[livejournal.com profile] mousapelli and I are flailing in preparation for Super Awesome Fun Times in the City. There will be karaoke! and accessorization! I am getting super excited, even though I’m not terribly familiar with Jin's new stuff. Still! There will be bagels. And possibly gold nail polish. And I have tons of thin gold ribbon left over from Halloween. Oh, the possibilities...

...

I showed up to an off-hours sales presentation today in an outfit I’ve been meaning to try out--black & off-white patterned sundress over 3/4 sleeve black shirt, black skirt underneath (for added length), new grey patterned tights, heeled boots. I think it worked pretty well--a cute but dressy vibe, inspired by this classy San Francisco scientist lady and her penchant for layering skirts and dresses all over the place.

I did not expect anyone to notice.

CO-WORKERS: Oh, wow. Do you have a date later?
FIONA: ...I--no, actually I don’t.
CO-WORKERS: You look... very put together. We are surprised and impressed.
FIONA: Hey, I don’t have to dress like a homeless hipster musician, you know.
CO-WORKERS (suspiciously): Are you sure you don’t have a date after this?
FIONA: ...it was laundry day? XD

...

A few days ago I watched 8uppers, the Kanjani8 movie. seven men. one baby. it's pretty clear who's in charge here. )
timeripple: (nyc summer)
Thanks to bizarre circumstances that could have been avoided if Jin actually had a competent management team for his American tour, I will be going to his New York concert on Sunday! (I bet that is not where you thought that sentence was going!)

[livejournal.com profile] mousapelli and I are flailing in preparation for Super Awesome Fun Times in the City. There will be karaoke! and accessorization! I am getting super excited, even though I’m not terribly familiar with Jin's new stuff. Still! There will be bagels. And possibly gold nail polish. And I have tons of thin gold ribbon left over from Halloween. Oh, the possibilities...

...

I showed up to an off-hours sales presentation today in an outfit I’ve been meaning to try out--black & off-white patterned sundress over 3/4 sleeve black shirt, black skirt underneath (for added length), new grey patterned tights, heeled boots. I think it worked pretty well--a cute but dressy vibe, inspired by this classy San Francisco scientist lady and her penchant for layering skirts and dresses all over the place.

I did not expect anyone to notice.

CO-WORKERS: Oh, wow. Do you have a date later?
FIONA: ...I--no, actually I don’t.
CO-WORKERS: You look... very put together. We are surprised and impressed.
FIONA: Hey, I don’t have to dress like a homeless hipster musician, you know.
CO-WORKERS (suspiciously): Are you sure you don’t have a date after this?
FIONA: ...it was laundry day? XD

...

A few days ago I watched 8uppers, the Kanjani8 movie. seven men. one baby. it's pretty clear who's in charge here. )
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
(Yeah, did you see what I did thar? Heh, heh. Oh Fiona. Get some sleep!)

Last night I went with [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and a friend from one of The Minionships to the Great Big Sea concert!

My concert flailing report should be prefaced with the warning that I'd had about three hours of sleep and was still recovering from a cold, so the world looked a little... special. :P

so give a sailor not your heart lest sorrow you do seek )



This morning I pseudo-napped on the train while listening to GBS on my iPod, and decided I had just enough time to get chai so I could stay awake for my 9 am shift (after, yet again, not enough sleep. I got about six hours, as opposed to three the night before, and was feeling happy on account of the concert but pretty groggy).

Two sips later and I was bopping into work all lit up like fireworks.

Another sip and I was terrifyingly hyper.

CO-WORKER: Could you watch the reg for a minute?
FIONA: Sure! Sure I can! I would be totally delighted to watch the reg for you! PLEASE LET ME WATCH THE REG FOR YOU! :D :D :D
CO-WORKER: Oh my God, what did she put in her cereal this morning?
FIONA: DO YOU HAVE A FREQUENT BUYER CARD WITH US? :D :D :D
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
(Yeah, did you see what I did thar? Heh, heh. Oh Fiona. Get some sleep!)

Last night I went with [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and a friend from one of The Minionships to the Great Big Sea concert!

My concert flailing report should be prefaced with the warning that I'd had about three hours of sleep and was still recovering from a cold, so the world looked a little... special. :P

so give a sailor not your heart lest sorrow you do seek )



This morning I pseudo-napped on the train while listening to GBS on my iPod, and decided I had just enough time to get chai so I could stay awake for my 9 am shift (after, yet again, not enough sleep. I got about six hours, as opposed to three the night before, and was feeling happy on account of the concert but pretty groggy).

Two sips later and I was bopping into work all lit up like fireworks.

Another sip and I was terrifyingly hyper.

CO-WORKER: Could you watch the reg for a minute?
FIONA: Sure! Sure I can! I would be totally delighted to watch the reg for you! PLEASE LET ME WATCH THE REG FOR YOU! :D :D :D
CO-WORKER: Oh my God, what did she put in her cereal this morning?
FIONA: DO YOU HAVE A FREQUENT BUYER CARD WITH US? :D :D :D
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
You guys, I am going to see Vienna Teng and Alex Wong in concert next week! SO EXCITED OMG!!!

And Great Big Sea in September!!!

Oh my monies :(

YAY! *insert explosion of joy* :D :D :D
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
You guys, I am going to see Vienna Teng and Alex Wong in concert next week! SO EXCITED OMG!!!

And Great Big Sea in September!!!

Oh my monies :(

YAY! *insert explosion of joy* :D :D :D
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The library won’t let me renew Ovid’s Metamorphoses any more. *grumble* I’ve only renewed it a paltry six times since February; what’s wrong with them?

My cheap Venice, CA flip-flops died today. In the office. So I had to flop around like an ungainly Cinderella, until I fixed them with giant rubber bands. Woe, now I have no tacky bronze-strapped bamboo-soled flip-flops to wear with my purple shirts. All mourn.

Wednesday, July 23, 3008
I had to fill in an Intern Profile form today, having done the obligatory week-long procrastination thing. Mostly I spent the morning trying to make my photo look semi-normal, then stared blankly at the actual form for half an hour. What does one do with questions like “Tell us about yourself. Be creative!” and “Tell us about your experience this summer- what did you do, like, dislike?” and “What’s your favorite children’s book?” I eventually listed The Grey King and wrote something insipid for the other stuff.

I was sorely tempted to put the first two lines of Ovid's Ars Amatoria in the “Anything else?” section, because they could be loosely interpreted to be about books. Or a particular book to inspire a love of reading.

Siquis in hoc artem populo non novit amandi,
Hoc legat et lecto carmine doctus amet.


If there be any among this company who knows not the art of loving,
Let him read this book, and once it has been read, let him love as an expert.*

I took it out, though, on grounds of unnecessary pretentiousness.

Ooh, thunderstorm. *distracted*

I also pioneered dummy book construction this afternoon. This entailed cutting lots of paper, using double-stick tape, and bossing the part-time intern around. NB: dummy book making is much easier if the page images are all the same size. They really did turn out beautifully. These are probably the best-constructed, sturdiest, sleekest dummy books ever produced. The spreads even lined up across the center fold and lay beautifully flat. *proud*

It’s nice to do a good job once in a while.

Crooked Still and Boston )

*I know, I know. Tweaking my translation to fit an agenda = Bad Scholarship.

...but it's so much fun!
timeripple: (dulac fiddle)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The library won’t let me renew Ovid’s Metamorphoses any more. *grumble* I’ve only renewed it a paltry six times since February; what’s wrong with them?

My cheap Venice, CA flip-flops died today. In the office. So I had to flop around like an ungainly Cinderella, until I fixed them with giant rubber bands. Woe, now I have no tacky bronze-strapped bamboo-soled flip-flops to wear with my purple shirts. All mourn.

Wednesday, July 23, 3008
I had to fill in an Intern Profile form today, having done the obligatory week-long procrastination thing. Mostly I spent the morning trying to make my photo look semi-normal, then stared blankly at the actual form for half an hour. What does one do with questions like “Tell us about yourself. Be creative!” and “Tell us about your experience this summer- what did you do, like, dislike?” and “What’s your favorite children’s book?” I eventually listed The Grey King and wrote something insipid for the other stuff.

I was sorely tempted to put the first two lines of Ovid's Ars Amatoria in the “Anything else?” section, because they could be loosely interpreted to be about books. Or a particular book to inspire a love of reading.

Siquis in hoc artem populo non novit amandi,
Hoc legat et lecto carmine doctus amet.


If there be any among this company who knows not the art of loving,
Let him read this book, and once it has been read, let him love as an expert.*

I took it out, though, on grounds of unnecessary pretentiousness.

Ooh, thunderstorm. *distracted*

I also pioneered dummy book construction this afternoon. This entailed cutting lots of paper, using double-stick tape, and bossing the part-time intern around. NB: dummy book making is much easier if the page images are all the same size. They really did turn out beautifully. These are probably the best-constructed, sturdiest, sleekest dummy books ever produced. The spreads even lined up across the center fold and lay beautifully flat. *proud*

It’s nice to do a good job once in a while.

Crooked Still and Boston )

*I know, I know. Tweaking my translation to fit an agenda = Bad Scholarship.

...but it's so much fun!

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