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To say I haven't been on LJ would be a lie. I have, I've just been reading. I didn't think I had anything to say until today, when I was reading back through my journal and realized stuff has happened that would definitely lend itself to an update.

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Saw this on zubeneschamali's LJ and decided to try it out for fun.

1. Do you like blue cheese? Never tried it. Not really keen on the idea.

2. Have you ever smoked? Yes.

3. Do you own a gun? No.

4. What is your favourite flavour? Of? Vanilla is a safe bet.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor visits? Irritated, not nervous. Doctors and I don't get along.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Meh. They're alright in a pinch.

7. Favourite Christmas movie? White Christmas.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee.

9. Do you do push-ups? No.

10. What's your favourite piece of jewelry? Most of the stuff I had that got stolen. Now I don't bother with it.

11. Favourite hobby? Crocheting, followed by wire jewelry.

12. Do you have A.D.D? No.

13. What's the one thing you hate about yourself? Lack of self-discipline.

14. Middle Name? Which one?

15. Name three thoughts right now? Why am I having so much difficulty typing right now? Why aren't I in bed? Are these things possibly related?

16. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly. Coffee, tea, water.

17. Apparently question 17 was missing in the original post.

18. Current hate right now? The unprecedented level of hatred directed at law enforcement in the States right now. Although I don't know that it's so much hate as utter disbelief. Shock and dismay. Outrage. I rarely hate anyone/thing.

19. Favourite place to be? That's a difficult call.

20. How do you ring in the New Year? Usually a text to friends and family that I know will be up, then bed.

21. Where would you like to go? Home, Alabama, Namibia. Not necessarily in that order.

22. Name three people who will complete this? Probably the remaining population of LJ.

23. Do you own slippers? Yes.

24. What colour shirt are you wearing? Grey plaid.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No. Horrendously uncomfortable.

26. Can you whistle? Yes.

27. Favourite colour? Blue. Sometimes soft yellow.

28. Would you be a pirate? No.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? I'm a silent showerer...er.

30. Favourite girl's name? Anne.

31. Favourite boy's name? Joel.

32. What's in your pocket right now? No pockets.

33. Last person that made you laugh? My friend Dee.

34. Best toy as a child? Merlin.

35. Worst injury? Neck. Wasn't bad at the time but now it's giving me heck. Old age...

36. Where would you love to live? California, if that were possible. Beyond that, I have a list of second-raters.

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? One that doesn't work.

38. Who is your loudest friend? Hmm... Jessica maybe.

39. How many dogs do you have? None.

40. Does someone trust you? I hope so. I also hope it's not misplaced. I try.

41. What is your favourite movie? Oh dear... so many.

42. What's your favourite sweet? I have no idea. Licorice allsorts? Chocolate raisins?

43. What's your favourite sports team? Calgary Flames. No idea why.

44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Get This Party Started by P!nk. Just kidding. I don't know - I haven't given it any thought. That's macabre.

Current Mood: tired

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Let's see... I've been rereading a lot of my former LJ posts and wondering what I should put on this one. Updates, I think...

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Just took a trip down Memory Lane by reading through journal entries made by a friend. That journal isn't used anymore as they've lost the password so a new one was created but it hasn't been updated in a while, either.

Once upon a time we were very close - virtually inseparable, actually, with stress on 'virtually' - but over the past couple of years we've drifted apart and the thought makes me sad. I hope she's doing well.

I guess it's mostly because I miss those days - and, indeed, all the past days when I was closer to people. Since last summer my circle of contacts has been steadily shrinking. Even my oldest doesn't really keep in touch anymore. Where I was once his sounding board, now he won't discuss anything with me even if it's causing him stress.

I pointedly asked if he wanted to talk about it and he said 'no'.

Life moves inexorably forward but it would be nice if some things remained more or less constant.

Even my closest friend this side of the border has drifted away. It's happened before and righted itself - one can only hope that will be the case again.

Until then, I keep myself occupied with my writing and my classwork.

Current Mood: nostalgic

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It's 2015 and I haven't posted on here since August 2014. Given the lack of notifications from this site, it's no wonder I forgot about it. I only remembered because a friend of mine just had a birthday and LJ sent me a reminder.

I was actually thinking of making some regular posts about writing prompts - something I've been browsing the Interwebs for and have found severely lacking.

I should clarify: I can find writing prompts but they're usually one word or phrase, or some sort of conversational... thingy. Not helpful at all. I'm looking for the line prompts that are like a pearl of wisdom that kicks open the door to creativity when someone drops it.

My mother got a dog for Christmas. She was okay to deal with for a while but now all she does is whine. The dog, not my mother.

Current Mood: irritated

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This year the event in Kanab, Utah (August 21-23) is honoring John Smith. Robert Fuller will be in attendance. I want to go to this so badly my teeth hurt but it is not to be. Not only do I not have the roughly $500 for gas, I also don't have a passport. Never mind that there is no way on Earth that my work would grant me the time off. It's the end of August and the beginning of a new school year. Asking for time off from a school bus company is a laughable - if not lynch-able - offense.

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I'm going to come right out and say it: I haven't got any sense.

I was having second thoughts about pulling the plug on my relationship - I really was. Gave it way more thought than it deserved.

I don't know how it got started but I began browsing internet dating sites with the strict intent of trolling to see if he'd put up a profile - and he had. Only not on the one I met him on, but two - count 'em two - others. And they were current. How do I know this? Because on one site, he'd posted pictures of his car - pictures I'd modified for him - and said he "had a friend color them to see which powder coat would look best". A friend?

There were other pictures, too - pictures that had been taken while we were dating. And other posts saying he was single and dating was fun and he "had no problem meeting women".

Hurt and angry - but mostly angry. And then tonight as I was getting ready for bed, I started reminiscing about it all and actually thought "I wonder if this is salvageable". No! Dammit! No! It's not salvageable! What are you thinking?!?

I'm beginning to think they're all like that. You can throw them roughly four miles farther than you can trust them...

Current Mood: stressed

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After two years of stop-and-go dating, it's finally drawn its last breath.

I should be feeling relieved - and maybe I will eventually - but for right now I just feel empty.

I was supposed to meet a friend for dinner but she begged off. I'm kind of glad she did. I'm not very good company right now.

Current Mood: numb

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Is there a social media site that people still use as social media? Not gaming (Facebook), creeping (Twitter), writing (LiveJournal) or posting pictures (Instagram, Google+, Pinterest) - but actually for interacting? Look at where I'm posting this - on a site almost as dead as MySpace...


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The yahoo that messaged me is, apparently, well known for lambasting authors from their secure little hidey-hole - read: posting reviews anonymously so they can't be replied to and turning off their private messaging feature so they can't be contacted. It's pretty obvious who's posting the reviews because this person actually uses the same phrases for every review. In mine, I'm always referred to as the 'special little snowflake' who continuously breaks the rules because I can.

This is the latest:

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Okay... I've never had my stories referred to as 'mediocre' before but to each his/her own. The thing that burns me is this person had agreed to leave me alone (when they were actually using their real account) but continues to stalk me anonymously and leave comments in the review section. I haven't stopped writing for that fandom, I just don't post the stories anymore. Not exactly someone who's out for rave reviews.

Current Mood: disappointed

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