alasse_fae: (Default)
2009-05-17 08:42 pm

Test

Test post to see how this works....
alasse_fae: (IDIC)
2009-05-09 11:23 pm
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Star Trek!

warning - spoilers and nerdy trekkiness ensues )

Gah. Now I want to dig out my horrendous TOS novel I started in college and work on it again. *headdesk*
alasse_fae: (Default)
2009-05-08 10:40 pm
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Because I haven't been spamming y'all enough

I finished my first knitting project - a hat - tonite :)

ta da! )

Next project - a shawl.

I really need to find some time to write...
alasse_fae: (happy)
2009-05-08 05:20 pm
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*rolls drum*

A very happy Birthday to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] audrich!!

*fetches tea and cupcakes*
alasse_fae: (Capt Jack Contemplative)
2009-05-07 09:25 pm
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Skillz update!

Today I finished making a "one hour" shoulder bag to carry my knitting stuff. I'm improving. This time, one hour only took me two days. Would have been quicker but the machine refused to sew on the pocket properly and kept breaking the thread. On the plus side, i can now thread the machine without looking at the book.

I screwed up putting the lining in, did not follow the instructions properly, and so had to find a different way to get the edges to look decent. But all in all not too bad for a first attempt. And the strap is nice and long. Might even stay on my shoulder!

piccies )
alasse_fae: (Default)
2009-05-07 09:12 pm
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Hiking pics from Sat

And now it's time for.... (drum roll please)

Picspam!

rocks, trees, and water. and fire hyrants )

rest of the piccies here.
alasse_fae: (sleepy gizzie)
2009-05-03 11:13 pm

Busy weekend

Yesterday I went out to the island with some dance buddies for a 'wimp walk' - walking in park and birdwatching. It was raining when we started, but as we set a precedent last time for not letting rain get in our way we went ahead. Just as we came out of the woods and onto a hill overlooking the sound, the sun came out, and stayed out for the rest of the day! I even got a little sunburned b/c I hadn't brought glasses or sunscreen. I had my driving glasses from the car, but they kept falling off when I put them on top of my head to use the binoculars.

we saw some lovely ospreys, including a mommy bringing back a fish to her baby, which sadly put the McD's commercial in my head and had me singing "Gimme da feeeeesh"

I waded in the water a bit and beach combed also - got to show off my North Shore Girl shell knowledge *g*.

Afterward we had dinner at a local diner and drove home along the water with a gorgeous sunset.

Today the weather was not so nice. We had the Irish Dance Festival in Riverside park, which fortunately had a rain location under the the highway (way nicer than it sounds), but not too much of a crowd. We had fun anyway and my drum sounded great. Everything in my bag, my bag, and my clothes and jacket are still damp tho.

Piccies later in the week, for I am about to faceplant. marathon continues with Book Club tomorrow nite, then Monk Lessons and Irish session Tues. Thurs I have off, but my to do list, which I think has grown teeth and might bite me soon, has already eaten it.
alasse_fae: (smiling gizzie)
2009-05-02 09:35 pm

w00t!

Primeval series three comes to BBCA in two weeks!
alasse_fae: (cup and book)
2009-04-30 10:19 pm
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Great Success!

I had a light day patient-wise, so I went out to find the nearest Wal-Mart in Nassau County. It was actually on the way to Trader Joe's, and has apparently been there all along.

Anywho, I am now in possession of Fusible Interfacing, which I now need to figure out what to do with, two more skeins (hehe - did you notice that? skein? I'm gettin' this knitting language down.) of camo yarn for to attempt a shawl, and some brown yarn to make a scarf for TehJerry.

Then I came back and crashed for two hours, for some strange reason, and woke up just in time to get to whistle class. Now I'm tired again *shrug*

So will make some hot choc and read book till bedtime. Also should clear pile of SkillzMaterials off the bed...
alasse_fae: (Default)
2009-04-28 01:54 pm

Global Warming:NYC

It's over 80 degrees for the 4th day in a row, and I finally caved and put the AC on in my room. It's my day off and I have no motivation to leave the house until I have to later. So I am puttering around paying bills and such, doing a little sewing, tho I need something known as Fusible Interfacing before I can go much further...

Tonite I have the first of a three part seminar at church called "The Way of the Monk", about contemplative prayer, etc. I'm calling it "Monk Lessons" for short :) After that I'm heading over to Dempseys for the Irish Trad session, so we'll see how that combo pans out *g*

Am almost finished with the book club book, and started another on my pile as well. I can almost see the bottom of my book basket, which means Kindle time may be coming soon!

I'd like to go out on the bike, but should prob give my knee another day or two...
alasse_fae: (Johnny Tarr)
2009-04-25 05:02 pm

I can fly!

And my bike can bounce! Unfortunately I don't. Turned a corner a little too sharply yesterday, and the treads on my new mountain bike/hiking shoes got caught in the pedal cage strap and I couldn't catch myself. So down we went. Right in front of a dad and small child, no less. Skinned and bruised my knee, but Ianto has not a scratch. I took pic of leg and texted to [livejournal.com profile] theyllek, as I thought she'd be proud.

After icing and elevating last nite was feeling much better this am, until I got into the car after my first patient and saw blood trickling down my leg. The stupid thing started bleeding again and soaked through the bandaid. So at my next patient I borrowed some supplies and put a big honkin bandage on, much to her amusement.

She was on the phone with her daughter "Yeah the nurse is here. She's done with me. She's doing her own dressing now...." The aquacel I swiped should do the trick :->

I need to get something to stay put b/c am going dancing later...
alasse_fae: (Allan rain)
2009-04-21 06:07 pm

waterfall

Taken with my camera on our hike sunday (tho not by me), and my first attempt to upload a vid to flickr and to embed said vid, so we'll see if it works!

alasse_fae: (wellies)
2009-04-20 10:09 pm
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Weekend piccies

Pics (all taken by A, which is why there are way too many pics of me. Geez I need to do some more swimming, those arms are huge.) from the weekend are here.

teasers )
alasse_fae: (sleepy gizzie)
2009-04-20 07:50 pm

*yawn*

Had a wonderful and very busy weekend out in the woods - Irish Dance Weekend at the Mohican Outdoor Center, run by the AMC. We danced, hiked, danced, hiked, and ate. Much. Sleeping however, not so much. There were many snorers, and I am cursed with being the world's lightest sleeper. The one that wakes up if a floorboard creaks in a building three blocks away? Yup, that would be me.

The second night one of my friends and I hauled our sleeping bags out to the living room and slept on the couches, which was actually pretty nice as there had been a fire in the fireplace and it was dying embers at that point. In the morning we learned one of the other ladies had given up on the bunk rooms too and went to sleep in her car.

*facepalm*

It was 55-75 degrees the whole weekend and Jumper One's back seats and one of his front seats fold down. Plus I have the moon roof. Why didn't I think of that??

Anyway, we had a Festivus Miracle coming home - no traffic on the 9th circle of hell GW Bridge, and I was in bed by9:30 last nite. Got nearly 11 hours of sleep, but apparently it wasn't enough as instead of going to Yoga I slept another two and half hours this afternoon.

Will upload the million or so pics my friend took with my camera later.
alasse_fae: (Adam orly)
2009-04-16 02:28 pm
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way too much teevee...

I was watching a series two episode of Wire in the Blood last night, and this annoying bald guy was insisting that MI5 should take over the investigation.

I kept waiting for Carol to say "But I AM MI5!"
alasse_fae: (chocolate or death)
2009-04-09 05:24 pm

The EasterBot has arrived!

Ok, I might possibly have stopped at CVS b/c I needed some sinus meds, and might possibly have bought two dark chocolate bunnies, and many M&Ms and jelly beans and reeses eggs. Might also have filled plastic eggs with said items and placed them in my robot Easter basket, affectionately known as EasterBot.

*shares choccie with f-list*

Off in a bit to a performance of Mark's Gospel sponsored by my church, as tomorrow I will be going to see Gaelic Storm instead. *bounces*

Tis gorgeous out and I was hoping to squeeze a run in too, but paperOrks are not yet done. Oh well. *munches more jelly beans*
alasse_fae: (team leather)
2009-04-08 11:03 pm
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New Fic: "How Gisborne Got His Mojo Back" (1/1)

Title:How Gisborne Got His Mojo Back
Fandom: Robin Hood (BBC)
Pairing: Guy/Allan friendship
Genre: humor
rating:PG
SPOILERS: Series 3
Summary: In which Guy and Allan dispatch Guy's newest and deadliest enemy.

clickie for ficcie )
alasse_fae: (Adam Ros noses)
2009-04-05 12:04 am
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New Fic: "Thank You" (1/1)

Title: Thank You
Fandom: Spooks
Pairing: Ros/Adam
Tag to ep 6.5.

A/N: I love this show, the writers do the whumping for me, I just need to fix them :) Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] philippacrawfor for the beta, and sorry for hooking you - not!

I probably said alot of strange things last night, but if one of them was 'thanks', I meant it.  )
alasse_fae: (Adam orly)
2009-04-03 08:51 pm

Skillz take three

Needles, check
yarn, check
two movies on tivo, and pouring rain outside, check

We are ready for take three!

my able assistant )

Oh and I also went to Chiro and got back cracked after work, and then came home and cleaned out file cabinet. The one that hasn't been cleaned out since we moved here. I found old typewritten manuscript of my (still unfinished) start trek novel from college, my old Sharp Wizard organizer with one whole megabyte of memory, and a real antiquity: floppy disks!

So far a productive start to the weekend :)

And the Mets are in their first rain delay at Citifield, at the train stop "formerly known as Shea" Go them.
alasse_fae: (Gizzie why me)
2009-04-01 11:03 pm
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Robin Hood!

Series three finally!

Spoilers below )