manawolf: (Happy Rainbows)
I do believe that discovering I am capable of getting completely smashed without falling asleep first (contrary to what I had previously thought) is a good way to kick off the new year. I got awfully fucking sleepy at one point, but I took some time off from my drink with a cup of water. I'm not sure I qualified as awake for the rest of the night, but I was conscious and moving (disclaimer: not in a straight line)!

I do think I'll need a new recipe for mojitos though, as the one I tried to make for [livejournal.com profile] mice was a failure (I was working without sugar syrup, but that shouldn't have been a problem as there was plenty of sugar itself). Fortunately [livejournal.com profile] otana made her a peach brandy smash so the evening was salvaged.

Evening consisted of picking up nibbles, getting lost on my way to pick up [livejournal.com profile] mice (what else is new, I ALWAYS get lost in the Arbor Vitae/La Cienega district), picking up more substantial nibbles & mint for the drinks, silly hats (REQUIRED for the evening), Taiko drums (as played by everyone else, it is so not my sort of game), a peach & apricot brandy smash (mint leaves and brown sugar, peach schnapps, apricot brandy), monkey bread, a dark fuzzy navel (peach schnapps, OJ, blackberry brandy) (this is the drink I had to take a break from to rehydrate), almond! champagne, a broken noisemaker (blow harder!), wussy popper things, a freaked-out Kashini (who probably thought there were balloons involved), and much heckling of the MLP movie. Quite possibly MUCH annoyance of the neighbors but turnabout is fair play, yes?

And I'm pretty sure there was some boob-groping in there too.

Next this year? Much the same as last year - I want to get better organized. Getting more exercise wouldn't hurt. Perhaps taking a closer look at career development - maybe next autumn will be the one I go back to school (if I didn't just jinx myself).

Oh yes, and FINISHING [livejournal.com profile] otana'S PANTS.

Xmas list

Dec. 10th, 2006 07:39 pm
manawolf: (Sarah)
All I want for Xmas ish my two fwont teeth...

Oh wait. Well since I already have those...

XMas list! And more than a week before the date! )

*kicks LJ*

Oct. 24th, 2006 12:26 am
manawolf: (Default)
Okay, is it just me, or are NONE of the theme previews for the Style Contest working?

I noticed that a while back, figured perhaps they were in progress and it'd get fixed by the diligent, hard-working people at LJ. I come back several weeks later, it ain't fixed. WTF?
manawolf: (Happy Slut)
ZOMG. I have the best girlfriend/partner/fiancee and friends EBAR.

Between a specially-written short story (mine! hee), handmade jewelry to match my favorite dress, a bottle of Port, a card signed by everyone in the office and their mama (well, nearly!), and money (ye gods. You KNOW you're special when people scrape together MONEY for you), this day has made me feel really special and then some.

Plus, the rose I snipped from my garden (Marilyn Munroe) opened up full today, as I saw when I got in to work. It's a bit past the high-centered bloom shown in those pics - the inner petals are opening up to show a bit of stamen, and the peach color is darkening - but it's really something.

And the day isn't over yet! *cloud 9*

O NOES

Sep. 30th, 2006 03:32 pm
manawolf: (Happy Rainbows)
Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a blog entry of some kind with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs. This explanation should be included.

1. I am wearing socks. I have found recently that I like sheer dress socks, but I can't wear those with my boots or sneakers. Boots are best suited by very thick socks to increase the support. (Yes, even though I tie my boots so tight that [livejournal.com profile] otana thinks I'm going to cut off circulation, it still isn't always enough.)

2. I've been an Avon rep for about 10 campaigns (that's 5 months; each campaign is two weeks). I think I'm getting used to the idea. I'm certainly discovering that I have much more vanity than I thought, and I enjoy tying color theory into cosmetics usage.

3. I have too many interests. If I was immortal, perhaps I'd have time to explore them all. As it is, I'm stymied trying to figure out which one I really want to make into a career. I think I have it narrowed down but I've also thought that in the past and later decided it wasn't such a hot idea - in no particular order: veterinary medicine, photography, comic book work, fine art, web design, fiction writing, botany, interior design, technical writing, and I am probably forgetting a bunch more.

4. I have wanted tattoos since I was a 'tween. I'm not entirely certain why but I think it ties into my love of aesthetics and art, and my longing for permanence. A few years back I wanted florals worked around a polyamory heart design, and that's still not a bad idea, but I've also honed in on Michael Green's unicorn artwork.

5. As a child I always either stripped my dolls naked, or tied them up. Makeshift bridles, hobbles, restraints... string always tied around the posts of my bed and play-do cuffs around the ankles of my plastic dinosaurs. This says a lot.

TAG! [livejournal.com profile] sardonicus, [livejournal.com profile] talonsage, [livejournal.com profile] mira_fastfire, [livejournal.com profile] deborahjross, [livejournal.com profile] apethecarnie (ha ha).


EDIT:

6. I'm bad with numbers. They all look the same, they really do.

...

Sep. 27th, 2006 04:06 pm
manawolf: (Majin Manawolf)
What... the... hell.

I've been using this moniker since well before '00. Try 1998... 1996 even. It's my professional name, my con name, my signature. "Noelani" aside. I use "Manawolf."

I never thought registering a trademark would be necessary, yaknow? (Hell... who WANTS to be confused with me?!)
manawolf: (Sarah - Um?)
Mfgzl.

I'm at the point where I haven't updated LJ so long, it's impossible to catch up.

Good things are happening at work - Boss from Hell is leaving, Boss of the Golden Age of the Department is taking over. Bright new software program on the horizon.

Otana got her green card today. ^____^ We celebrated with Indian food. There was a time when you couldn't have gotten me to try Indian food with a herd of wild horses; well, Otana made it at home and showed me it didn't have to be spicy, and when it's NOT spicy I enjoy it! It still has been a little spicy in restaurants, but the mint yogurt drink cuts that easily.

Speaking of food, Devil's food cake and carrot cake are among her recent accomplishments. Despite this, I seem to have lost weight... 6_6

Reorganization of the house progressing slowly but steadily. Big improvement getting rid of the oversized papasan chair. It was nothing but a gathering place for stuff, really.

Avon is going well, and has actually been a help financially. Now if only I can keep myself from ordering so many shinies that it negates the earnings...
manawolf: (Sarah - Um?)
Oh my god what.

Traumatized for life now KTHX
manawolf: (Majin Manawolf)
I just had a donkey contest with the landlord. Who is the most stubborn? I think it is a tie. Unfortunately he is the one with the upper hand and this is something we both know. rantrantrantrantrant )
manawolf: (Majin Manawolf)
If that fucking workman damaged any of my fucking plants by hauling them off the fucking yard and ripping the fucking vines away from their supports so he could stack them against our fucking window to hoe up the fucking yard and put fuck knows what all equipment into the ground, the landlord's going to have some fucking explaining to do.

Fuck.
manawolf: (Happy Rainbows)
badjer and i are duing comix todai

i hop it wil be fun
manawolf: (Cryin)
I'd previously thought I'd be able to make the con, but that was a spectacular case of bad planning on my part (i.e., thinking it was within driving distance). So I'm sorry to everyone I told I would be there, but I won't. (Believe me, I'm at least as disappointed as you.)

Will have to do something special this weekend to make up for that. Like break out back-issues of Genus, or something.
manawolf: (Default)
OMG. LIVE. KITTENS.

EDIT: Upps. Looks like linkage from [livejournal.com profile] baaaaabyanimals is the death knell for anything unprepared for a massive jump in bandwidth. Anyway, what it WAS was a live webcam to newborn Siamese kittens. Zomg.

EDIT2: Seems to be back.
manawolf: (Surely you jest)
Okay... where the FUCK does one go to obtain a dreidel? I know there have got to be a billion places where I could get one, but damned if I know what or where they are.

That's the thing about LA, you can get anything, but you need to know where to look.

Also please note, I'm at the stage in a cold where congestion clings to your vocal chords so that you sound like a retarded squeaky toy. So, call me on the phone (thus requiring me to talk), and I will kill you with pointy spoons. (You could call [livejournal.com profile] otana or [livejournal.com profile] sardonicus though.)
manawolf: (Sarah)
That was a perfect Christmas. I’m sure they all tarnish or glow brighter in memory than they actually were, but I was thinking through both the 24th and 25th, “wow, this is perfect…”

Granted, this was still real life; cramps had me curled up on the futon for a while, while Otana was (and is) battling something nasty, and Sardonicus was (and is) fighting fatigue. But:

• Christmas Eve dinner was fantastic (Chin-Chin’s? Best. Chinese. EVAR.)
• The bedraggled little baby tree I bought dressed up nicely in ornaments both from last year and the ones Mom passed down
• Despite financial tightness there were lovely (and hideous) gifts all around, including ones that made Otana and myself squeal
• Christmas Dinner of homecooked ham (studded with cloves, packed in brown sugar, and basted with sangria and pineapple juice, homemade rolls, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and mince pie was delectable
• Company of E. was fantastic; we got to show her The Incredibles, which she had not yet seen, and The Eye as she is fond of horror movies

Sure, we didn’t get Christmas “crackers,” and the tree was tiny, and dad’s presents came late, and cooking was a lot of work, but you know what? None of that mattered a single bit. I was with the two people I love more than any kind of presents, we all were in a frame of mind to appreciate and love one another, the food was literally fantastic, I got some things I really wanted for gifts, and the ornaments were really shiny.

So thank you pagans, for having the winter festival around which our current traditions are built.
manawolf: (Default)
This email forward was titled "Christmas Carols for the Disturbed." I don't know about that, I think these sound perfectly reasonable...


1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?

2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Kings Disoriented Are

3. Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas

4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and
Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and.....

6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

8. Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna
Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

9. Attention Deficit Disorder --- Silent night, Holy. oooh look at the
froggy - can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle
Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells
manawolf: (Majin Manawolf)
IE just ate my post.

God I hate this browser.

EDIT: Yes, yes, I DO USE FIREFOX. But these days I am mostly making posts from work, and we are not allowed to download any programs onto work computers for ph34r of spyw4rez and haxx0rz. :P
manawolf: (Saiyajin Female)
Exhibit A

If someone points out that you are being an "attention whore" (as suggested in the original post by [livejournal.com profile] ironbadger), responding with the insult "dog fucker" is, as a matter of fact, just proving their point. I mean, wow. I couldn't have possibly made them out to be any more of an idiot than they just demonstrated.

That's an early Christmas present for you, it really is. The evident and supreme idiocy of a flamer handed to you on a silver platter. What's next, a kitten? Chocolates?
manawolf: (Talon's V/R Pic)
The morning sunlight glinting off the western edge of the storm system that passed over last night was absolutely breathtaking. Seriously, pretty clouds are a hazard to my driving skills.
manawolf: (Default)
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

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