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10 January 2005 @ 07:05 pm
[life] what's been in the mail, thank you, and money frustrations  
Jacob has become addicted to Angel the Series. This is both good and bad, as he will now stop and watch it whenever he sees it on television, which is good for me, because I get to see episodes I haven't seen, but bad because he expects me to explain them all to him when he doesn't understand, and unlike when we watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I don't know all of what happened in every season. So we both get confused.

However, this does mean that he won't have any room to complain when I buy seasons two, three, and five, so we know what's going on.


The mail has been wonderful over the past week or so. (Well, what's in the mail has been wonderful. The mail has been pretty crappy, because they're leaving stuff outside my door, in the rain, on a main street of downtown Cape. I'm so tired of that. And also, things are showing up so late, I'm beginning to think our mail is being held hostage somewhere, and released in bursts.)

From jettabug, I received the cutest Christmas card, with an excellent handmade word search. I love word searches, how did you know? It's filled with Christmas words, and Lilo and Stitch and the Mighty Ducks and just made me giggle and be happy. She also sent a cute necklace, with little square beads that spell my name on a leather band. It's excellent and adorable! Thank you so much! I need your address, though, because I have a little something to send you. Also also, she has the coolest stamps on the envelope. Wow.

From a Leena in Finland (I can't quite make out her user name, must keep investigating), I received a really cool mix CD. It has some songs I'm familliar with, but a number I've never heard, and that's always a good thing on a mix. She also included little notes on why she used particular songs, and I love reading about that part of the mix creation, so it made me happy, happy, happy.

whymzycal sent me a really neat Lemony Snicket after-holiday card and a promise of a mix CD at the end of January, which is just in time for my birthday, so that will be wonderful, too.

Did I mention that urbanfae and buhfly sent me cards? I thought I did, but I can't find it in my old posts. Hmmm. The first was too funny, a snowman missing his head and cursing the kids and the second a beautiful, peaceful scene, where the red bridge is the only true color. It's gorgeous and inspiring, even though I hate snow. Thank you both!

thestarlet sent me a French Kitty card! It's so cute and pink and just adorable. Thank you so much! And I need your address, as well, because I have a little something for you.

das_hydra sent me a box! Yay for boxes! It contained cool stationary for me, to help with my new letter writing campaign, a neat photography book for Jake, a cute little holiday card, and the softest, warmest, wonderfulest scarf, ever. It's actually the first scarf I've ever owned, and it's beautiful, sea colors, long and warm and fuzzy. Everyone who sees it loves it, and I adore it so much. I can't stop wearing it, with everything.

And today, a package arrived (and was left out in the rain, but wasn't damaged, thank god) from an unknown source. I believe it's from five_by_five, but I'm not for certain, so please, let me know. It's Ginger Snaps on DVD and I danced around with it (and frightened Jake), because I've never seen it, and I've wanted to so much. So thank you, many, many thank yous, to whoever sent it to me!


Stressed now, over paying bills and Jake being out of work and hating my job so much. Don't even want to talk about it, or how in the world I'm going to find the money to send the Berkeley application and fee this week. University of Hawaii, Manoa contacted me and I'm going to email the woman back and ask for a fee waiver, and Harvard's out, I think. The more I read, the less I want to actually go there, even though it was an honor to be recruited. I need to decide on the last two schools, then, and get my act together.


Right before I fell asleep, I had a thought about the perfect end to the novel. At least, I hope it's the perfect end. It's writing easily, five hundred words in less than half an hour, it flowed so well. I need to get back to it, and I want to watch RotK:EE tonight and oh. So much to do and so little time to do it. So little money. Must stop talking now, until I'm in a better mood.
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chock full of hoot: Sam flying nun (by gambits_rogue)aea on January 11th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
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Woooo. Taxidermy pays well. Though why wasn't Grandpa driving a sportscar? :) As usual, my gifts to you will be late.
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on January 11th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
My gifts to you are late as well, obviously. Someday you'll get this gigantic package and will be thrilled. I hope. Hee.

Maybe Grandpa spent all his money on vampire hunting and giant fence stakes.
new killer starobislollipop on January 11th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
you must clue me in to any faramir/eowyn scenes...that's all I really want to see the EE for and the damn family isn't renting it for me. snif.
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on January 11th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
I absolutely will, as soon as I get to watch it. I'll even try to make detailed notes for you. Hee.
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on January 12th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Damn, it ate my first comment.

First Faramir/Eowyn scene, in the houses of healing, after her brother has stood vigil by her side and she wakes to Aragorn taking care of her, she sees Faramir across the hall and they just look at each other, as if they've found kindred spirits. It's a nice scene, but there had better be more.

Second Faramir/Eowyn scene, as the others ride off to Mordor to be a distraction, Eowyn stands and watches the city. She says there is no warmth left in the sun. Faramir comforts her and says that he does not believe the darkness will endure and they hold hands oh my god they look so in love and sweet together, and she puts her head on hsi shoulder and he holds her and looks content for the first time. Oh my god that was worth waiting for, it was beautiful. This scene is fabulous, beautiful, and I love it. I now want to read Faramir/Eowyn stories, good ones.

She's always been my favorite character, but I love her more each time I watch the movies. Oh, you should come watch it, it's so good. All the time is well worth that one scene.
new killer starobislollipop on January 12th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
aaaaah....you have the movie and you made me a sandwich. keep the light on, I'm coming over, LOL.

seriously, I agree...I haave my elf moments and all of that...my favorite characters are probably celeborn/galadriel, thranduil (the hobbit) and eowyn/faramir. Seriously, now I have to see that, I about cried reading those scenes in the book, and seeing his torment with his father in the movie at the theatre was just so incredible...now I'll have to see this version so I know it all ends up okay.

yeah, I'm just a touch pathetic, LOL
Carla M. Leecarlamlee on January 25th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ok, so why aren't you here yet? Hmmm? I've been waiting and making fresh sandwiches every day!

Not pathetic at all. Mostly because I agree. :-D