One word: Internet! Hoorayayay! Oh joyous day!
Did something productive, and very grownup, with it just now. Ah-hem, I paid my electic bill, online. Go me!
They're being typical boys and MALI sing in harmony to Happy Birthday. Matt is such a darling to his fans! Aiden is an A+ model fanboy. As a fangirl, I have much to learn from him. :)
BEST TWITVID EVER! (Could possibly be bested by tomorrow's promised epicness.)
I couldn't resist. This for sure deserves a post of its own. My very own virtual hamster. AWWW. Oh and yay, I've changed my journal to something fresh and a bit like Spring, which we are all in need of this beastly winter.
Okay. Loads to do. It's been a fabulous holiday, aside from a minor illness, and I've resolved to stop shopping for clothes that are inappropriate for the season (really, I'm sincere; this time around, I mean it). Of course that means I've gone over my budget on my birthday on skirts and frills. You see, one is dependent on the other (because they are attached), and guilt never comes cheap. I had a celebratory dinner with my extended family, which involved expensive Sushi that came in small portions (now there's another codependent relationship) and a homemade banana cake, blueberry muffins, and cheesecake/cupcake (it was baked in a cupcake holder). For the first time ever, I've spent New Year's Eve with my friends, and it only took eight years for it to happen. Here's my 2010 flashback: first time we ice-skated together, first anime convention, first picnic, first time applying to grad school, first publications, first time using Facebook, first time writing slash, first club night, first drinks together, first birthday sleepover. I'm sure there's many more first times, but wow, I can only hope that 2011 will follow in the same vein. It's a tough year to follow, 2011, but I have faith in you!
Right, now on to my immediate agenda:
1. Edit mazes
2. Copy edit for magazine
3. Write a story
4. Prepare grad school reimbursement (words cannot describe how I loathe paperwork)
5. Finish Maiden fanfic
6. See NYC Ballet's production of Nutcracker and Swan Lake
7. Sketch more Roman nudes in the Met (I refer to these sketches as my porn collection)
8. Polish off a few books on my reading list
These goals are more "distant", aka "Who are you kidding?"
1. Exercise more (those H&M skirts are starting feel tight round the hips)
2. Every book on the BBC list (recently read 1984; about time, too)
3. Be more on top of current events
4. Be less technologically deficient
5. WORK HARDER
Yup. Those are my resolutions. We all know how those things go down. I would totally put this damn post under a cut, except for the fear that everything would disappear. Hardly the first time lj pulled a Houdini on me.
So this is the second time I'm attempting to post this entry because it disappeared the first time and this is what was saved. /headdesk. Well, Maiden is the only important bits anyway, right?
Right. So the following words will be lengthy recaps of what's been happening the last few months and on more recent events as well. I mean, it's about time I put my life into words right? This really is the best time for writing in a journal seeing that NYC is currently all snowed in and I haven't more urgent matters to get to during the holidays. I'm rereading my last few sentences and I'm sounding wry and bitter. Why is that? I don't mean to sound bitter. Not at all. Really. If anything I should be chipper and relaxed because all my grad applications are submitted (crossing everything that could possibly be crossed) and finals are over and my grades are acceptable. The only twinge of regret I feel is that I haven't worked on more stories for my writing tutorial. I will have to rectify that this vacation! I'm even feeling up for a fanfiction piece (a writing category I don't dapple in all that often personally, though I do love me some good fanfics) for Maiden. I can hardly believe I haven't even mentioned the beauty that is Maiden in this journal yet. I mean it is only the bromance shipped by every sensible citizen in the UK. This is a most generous ship that doesn't make the fangirls work too hard. Or at all. Their public flirtatious antics are much appreciated. Do keep it up. It is my first X Factor season and I think it's a safe bet to call it the best season ever. The Ballad of Maiden + Matt crowned = best X Factor season. It's math, therefore trufax.