cmk418: (Costigan)
So, I'm doing my good deed for the day, taking my mom to the library so she can tutor this guy she's been helping for years. I pull into the parking lot, park (manage to scrape the cinderblock curbs in front of the car) but nothing too big, get out of the car and open the door.

Which happens to bump into the guy's car next to me.

Next thing I know, this South St. Louis punk is screaming at me because I hit his car. I'm thinking "no", hit the curb. My mom is explaining that the car hit the curb with his rude but reasonable wife. The guy is yelling that I have damaged his $40K car with my door (there was a miniscule scrape - more like an impact dot, really). His wife keeps going on and on, insulting my mom, which was uncalled for, and then she says "it's not that big a deal, the car has hail damage anyway, insurance is going to cover it."

Good god, all that drama for that. I'm still keyed up. The yelling at me went on for a good few minutes - it was ridiculous.

Some people are just too high-strung for their own good.
cmk418: (Vicennes)
What? Did you think this wasn't going to be a hockey post? )
cmk418: (hockey)
Out for five days of fun and dancing in Chi-town. I'll have the laptop with me, but I'm not sure how often I'll be online.

Wishing all of you a fun weekend ahead!
cmk418: (firefly-quote-naked)
If anybody has an interest in writing a little femslash in the Buffy/Angel/Firefly worlds, you have two days to register for the latest [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis challenge.

Why am I mentioning this now?

Glad you asked. Every ten rounds, an author gets to choose a theme, this time around it's my turn - femslash based around one of the AFIs 100 Greatest Movie Quotes.

So if this seems to interest you and you feel like participating in a fic exchange with a fairly quick turn around time, check it out.

Here endeth the pimp.

Thank you!

Aug. 12th, 2011 06:09 pm
cmk418: (Mal Kaylee)
Thank you to those folks who helped make my birthday special.

THANK YOU!

[livejournal.com profile] luci_2, [livejournal.com profile] ellu_ellu, [livejournal.com profile] neonsharpie, and [livejournal.com profile] tptigger for the birthday wishes

[livejournal.com profile] trillingstar and [livejournal.com profile] nindevotee for the birthday banners

[livejournal.com profile] kerkevik for the link to a short radio program about hockey

[livejournal.com profile] aletter2elise for the chocolate cupcake on my profile page

[livejournal.com profile] michele659 for the shiny presents on my profile page

THANK YOU!
cmk418: (firefly-quote-naked)
Had today off from work. And tomorrow as well. I know it's coming close to the end of my job, but still I really enjoy being away from that place.

Went to see "Bad Teacher" with my dad. It had some funny moments and stayed pretty consistent in terms of character throughout which made me happy. (Has nothing on X-Men: First Class though). And the Timberlake was charming.

Something that made me giggle from Cracked.com - 5 Things That Are Totally Unrelated to Hot, Hot Lesbian Sex

So I need a kick in the ass to get me writing something. So prompt me. You know the drill. Fandoms - OZ, Buffy, Justified, Life, Mad Men (if it's listed in a tag, it's probably fair game, but those are the fandoms I'm most willing to write about at the moment.)
cmk418: (Costigan2)
Saw "X-Men: First Class" today. Loved it. It's the best movie I've seen in the theaters in a while and well worth getting out to see it.

Updated my resume finally. I've been talking about it for ages and have gotten it into working order. I sent it over to my temp place and told them to keep an eye out for anything long term for me.

Went to the ballgame last night. We had some really good seats that came available, so we took advantage of them (instead of sitting in our usual section). Twenty two rows behind home plate under cover is a heck of a lot better than heat central in the top section over in right field. It was fun and the Cardinals wound up winning. (I wouldn't have minded being there the night before to see Pujols hit his 2000th, but 2001 wasn't too shabby).

I get to spend a good portion of my workday tomorrow arranging file folders. Yippee. Actually, it's a nice busy-work project that if we go through everything will probably take another month, maybe two to complete. Until they find something else for us to do.

Rec!

Jul. 20th, 2011 07:04 am
cmk418: (ryan behind bars)
Fellow Ozzites-

Check out to the victor goes the spoils by [livejournal.com profile] angeldylan628. It's a lovely Ryan/Miguel story told from Ryan's POV which shows their developing relationship throughout the seasons and after the finale.

It's definitely worth reading.
cmk418: (bionic woman)
So What If It's Raining - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Willow/Tara) for the prompt "rain" at Fireworks 11: The (Totally Not) Annual [livejournal.com profile] femslash_today Porn Battle - posted 7/2

Possibly Heat Related - OZ (Claire Howell) for the [livejournal.com profile] hardtime100 challenge #180 Dog Days - posted 7/4

Attica 1997 - OZ (Sean Murphy) for the [livejournal.com profile] hardtime100 challenge #146 Manipulate - posted 7/5

Distractions - Firefly (Zoe/River) for the Firefly women round at [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis - posted 7/8

Missing - Justified (Art/Raylan) for the Summer in Harlan comment meme - posted 7/9

Halfway Point - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Anya/Cordelia) for the Anya round at [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis - posted 7/23
cmk418: (Justified-Art)
For the three or four of you who watch "Justified"...



[livejournal.com profile] norgbelulah is running a Justified comment fic meme through Labor Day. If you're interested, just click here to take a look. There are lots of great prompts and fics already written.
cmk418: (Mad Men - Pete)
Not much happening this month. Lot of femslash.

Product of Capitalist Imperialism - OZ (Stanislavsky's rubber ducky) written for the Objectification prompt at [livejournal.com profile] hardtime100 - posted 6/2

Word Problems - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy/Willow) written for the "fitting into the real world" round at [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis - posted 6/5

Five Firefly Drabbles for the Academia Challenge - Firefly (River/Zoe, Saffron/Inara, Zoe/Kaylee, Kaylee/Inara) - posted 6/25

Five More Firefly Drabbles for the Academia Challenge - Firefly (River/Zoe, Inara/Saffron, River/Zoe/Kaylee/Inara) - posted 6/27
cmk418: (hockey)
Q. What time is it in Boston?
A. Fifteen past Luongo

My brother texted me that joke this morning. I'm thrilled that Boston won - mainly because it means that my beloved Blackhawks remained the reigning Stanley Cup Champions for a couple more days.

I'm pulling for the Bruins, but I'd be happy for Lu if he won it (although the other 20-odd guys and their coach have done nothing to endear themselves to me.) I also find it funny that the Boston organist played "Chelsea Dagger" (Blackhawks goal song) last night at some point during the second period.

Hockey will be over tomorrow. I suppose I should be sadder than I am, but this post-season with the exceptions of Vancouver-Chicago & Nashville-Anaheim seems like just games that have less relevance for me than the pre-season.

But there's game seven and the draft and the free-agent acquisition period and the schedule release celebration day so there's lots to look forward to before September 15.

Three long months from now.
cmk418: (firefly-quote-naked)
Happy Birthday, Michele!

Remember that Sophie/Parker "Leverage" prompt you gave me eons ago? I've finally written something for it. Here goes:

Advantages )
cmk418: (fandom love)
Here's a list of the few things I wrote that were posted in May:

The Assignment - OZ/SVU crossover AU ("Tobias Beecher"/Elliot Stabler) written for the OZ Graffixation artwork prompt by [livejournal.com profile] aletter2elise - posted 5/11 (written in March)

Broken Link - OZ (Tobias Beecher) - written for the [livejournal.com profile] hardtime100 challenge #177 - Accessories - posted 5/15

Ordinary Magic - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Tara/Buffy) - written for the Tara round at [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis - posted 5/21

Makeover - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Darla) - written for the prompt "restore" at [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday - posted 5/29

Now, Voyager - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Xander/Giles) - written for the Going Places mini-ficathon at [livejournal.com profile] gilesxander - posted 5/30

Inescapable - OZ (Murphy/McManus) - written for the [livejournal.com profile] hardtime100 challenge #178 - Break - posted 5/30

On the Edge - Leverage (Sophie/Parker) - written for the [livejournal.com profile] femslash100 prompt "trust" - posted 5/31
cmk418: (Dino Ortolani)
Regarding "Great Risks", my Ortolani/O'Reily WiP that has been creeping more and more toward canon and toward Dino's unfortunate demise, I may have found a way out.

To that end, please take a moment to make your opinion known.

[Poll #1746894]

Thank you.
cmk418: (hockey)
It's our semi-annual family gathering (the other is the Sunday before Thanksgiving) for mom's side of the family. It's ridiculously hot outside today - first day in ages, I should be grateful, but I really am not thrilled about spending hours in the 90 degree heat. Hopefully, there will be a few more cousins there this year - last year was really disappointing with the underrepresentation. To put it in perspective, my mom has 9 brothers and sisters who are local, 8 of whom have kids (and most of the kids now have kids as well) so the place where we're going can be literally overrun if everyone shows up. Last year though, there were only about 8 of us cousins (I'm the oldest of the bunch), so it was a little underwhelming.

The cooler is packed, the niece is dressed and we're just waiting for the folks to get back from church so we can go.

In other news, I'm going to Chicago in three weeks. My sister and nephew are coming along too, which should be all right. It's been since President's Day that I've been there so it's a wonder that I haven't gone completely mental by this point.

Glad Boston is in the Cup finals, although I think they are bound to break my heart (but I also said that about a certain team last year, and look how that turned out!)

This was also posted at DW, but I haven't set up for crossposting yet.
cmk418: (Default)
It's our semi-annual family gathering (the other is the Sunday before Thanksgiving) for mom's side of the family. It's ridiculously hot outside today - first day in ages, I should be grateful, but I really am not thrilled about spending hours in the 90 degree heat. Hopefully, there will be a few more cousins there this year - last year was really disappointing with the underrepresentation. To put it in perspective, my mom has 9 brothers and sisters who are local, 8 of whom have kids (and most of the kids now have kids as well) so the place where we're going can be literally overrun if everyone shows up. Last year though, there were only about 8 of us cousins (I'm the oldest of the bunch), so it was a little underwhelming.

The cooler is packed, the niece is dressed and we're just waiting for the folks to get back from church so we can go.

In other news, I'm going to Chicago in three weeks. My sister and nephew are coming along too, which should be all right. It's been since President's Day that I've been there so it's a wonder that I haven't gone completely mental by this point.

Glad Boston is in the Cup finals, although I think they are bound to break my heart (but I also said that about a certain team last year, and look how that turned out!)

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