tokimi: (shhh)
It's starting to actually look like I'm moving now. My media shelves are gone (just did that) and my bookshelves are empty. The closet is cleared out, and all of the things I stored on top of my cabinets are likewise gone. All of the little things in my apartment are mostly gone. Tomorrow, I need to bust out and clean all of the dishes and move those upstairs, and finish with the little things. I also need to take apart my futon into the two parts, and move that. The rest of my posters, the thingy in the bathroom (the shelf thing above the toilet) and the shelfy/drawer thing I have under the sink will all be moved.

Tomorrow night, Adam and I should be in the new apartment. I wonder if my wireless is good enough to reach that far?!

On Monday, when the dolly's available, I'll move out the big stuff, like the dresser, three bookshelves and what was my coffee table but will now serve the original purpose of TV stand. And then that should be it. Considering I couldn't get the dolly until Monday, I rescheduled my iPod's doctor appointment for Wednesday.

I think in December, I'll look into getting an end table or two from Ikea. I also want a chair to put in my apartment now that I have the space. We'll see!
tokimi: (cunning)
This was so appropriate:


www.kimmidoll.com

Amy got this for me when we hung out to pay me back for the books I gave her. I surprised her with the MKR materials book that I somehow had two copies of. We saw it at Uwajimaya and had to have it. It's a keychain of the Kimmidoll, Toki, which was just too appropriate. They have a ton of them. That's my Sigg bottle in the background.

Also. Still want a netbook.
tokimi: (meeeee)
Yeah, I totally failed in actually doing it this year. I got very distracted with Aion and didn't bother to do anything with writing this month. I suppose I should have more dedication in the future, but who can say? I'm working on some RP stuff at the moment as well, so I can say that's what else I'm working on?

I get to see Amy today! Yay. I have some stuffs for her, too. :D

Also. I dislike moving. Even in such a disorganized way. I hate doing the dishes too.

I'm changing the layout and colour scheme for my livejournal, once I get around to it.

Going back and retagging 1200 entries -sucks-, especially the drivel I wrote back in high school.

I still want a netbook.
tokimi: (thinking)
* Moving into a one bedroom apartment. Fifth floor, southern facing windows, much larger. I'll get the layout all figured out soon. Super excited about this. I plan on saving money to get a real bed.

* The cable company will make me go 2 days (gasp!!) without internets in the new place. Fuckers.

* The cable company cannot switch my phone service over until the 30th. I don't know why. Not a big deal.

* Adam will not be able to fur the fuck out of my stuff anymore. This will make him sad, I'm sure.

* My iPod has to go to the doctor and I'm taking it to the University Village store. It was repeatedly crashing iTunes earlier, and it wouldn't sync. Everytime I plug it in, I have to restore it.

* Neighbours who do not have awesome stereo systems should not try to start music wars with those who do. It will not end well. I plugged in my 2.1 desktop speakers, put the subwoofer on his wall, and let it rip. Techno and Bollywood. Fuck you, dude.

* Level 47 on Aion, should be 48 before the move. When I get back, everyone will probably be 50, and they'll have to wait on me to go to Dark Poeta. Haha. Sucks to be them. Absinthe is finally in armor that's not pink.

* Kyle moved back home, has a new job, looking into a second part time things, and sounds worlds happier now than he has been in several months. Which in turn makes me happy for him, so it's this circle of happiness that happens like that.

* Thanksgiving will be at Mandy's place. I will still be zee cook, as to be expected. It's fun, and I never have to do the dishes. It's awesome.

* I still want a netbook. Now more than ever, because I keep wanting to write late at night, but then I realize that I'd have to boot up my laptop. With a netbook, at least, I can still be on IRC and talking to people when I have to mail off my laptop to Gateway to be fixed since it keeps overheating. Which sucks.

* Laptop is overheating when I game. Which sucks, because it's a gaming rig, and shouldn't. My daddy says it shouldn't, so I believe him.

* Already done my Christmas shopping, just have to hit the order button, which happens in December. Not sure if I'll do Christmas cards.

* I'm running a slaver ring and a crime syndicate on BDI. I finally get to knock up my elf chick. Sweet. Baby-daddy is 5000 years old. Freakin' elves.
tokimi: (contemplation)
I did it because [livejournal.com profile] quarla did it.


visited 30 states (60%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

You can see both trips cross country, and the few airport layovers. Layovers totally count, right?

Contemplating NaNoWriMo this year. Have an idea, Kyle suggested it after this wicked dream I had. The story would be mostly set in modern times, a fantasy revolving around reincarnation and what not. Not quite to the extent of the Troy Game or anything like that, but mostly from one life, to the current. Might have to do a bit more research on England or something to make the plot work, or just use an alternate US of a sorts. I haven't decided. I should go check on my NaNoWriMo account to see if it's still active. I haven't done it in 4-5 years.

Turns out I had to reregister for NaNoWriMo: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/571345

Added Abilify to my drug regimen, and am going back on my sleeping pills to regulate my strange sleeping habits as of late. Hopefully, this will help.
tokimi: (help)
So I finally bought "Alex & Me" by Dr. Irene Pepperberg. She wrote the book sometime after Alex had died, and the first chapter is all about the outpouring of support for her following his death. She includes several exerpts from emails and cards that had been sent to her expressing sympathy for her.

I cried like a baby. I was in the back seat of Cory's mini van, heading back up to Seattle, reading the book, Olivia jabbering away, with tears streaming down my face as I read the first chapter. My niece even stopped and asked me if I was ok, because I was crying so much.

Who knew that the death of a parrot that I hadn't ever met would effect me so much? I remember crying when I read the news article originally. It was because of Alex that we actually got Murphy.

Saw my mother for the first time in 3 years two weeks ago. I went to see my grandmother, my mother was there, inevitably. I didn't want her to touch me, but I obliged with a hug the first time, but not the second as we were leaving.

Cory and I made apple butter this last weekend. I have jars for Christina, Regan and my friend/guildmate, Snow, who lives in Puyullap. I also made brownies and cookies for Kyle which I need to mail out.

Picked up a vacuum and some clothes to work out in. And a skull pillow. I love Halloween.

I wonder if I'm sliding into a depression again. I'm not eating as much, or getting hungry, and I'm sleeping and feeling sleepy a lot more. Good thing I see Regan today so I can ask her what she thinks about it.
tokimi: (Default)
Ok. So. I resisted getting a MySpace for a very long time, and when I finally did it, I think I got up to about 30 people I knew, most of whom were friends in real life, and some who were online. Now, MySpace is a bit barren, and everyone's all about Facebook. Stop following whatever is trendy, for fuck's sake.

Not to mention, my parents are on Facebook, my sisters and some of my other family are all on Facebook. There is no security whatsoever if one of my friends puts up a strange pic of me in their gallery and it's not protected, so screw that. And I know, I know there will be shit that'll be posted and commented on or whatever that I do not want my family seeing.

Also. I blame this on [livejournal.com profile] natsume since he sent me a text with "pics of stuff on my facebook". Fucking trendwhores.
tokimi: (kiss)
Sorceror & Chanter )

Kyle and me in game, being dorks.
tokimi: (longing)
Cory and I got together yesterday. We spent about 45 minutes running around looking for the Whole Foods near downtown and had gone up to Capitol Hill trying to find it because I could've sworn it was up there. It is not. It's near ish to the Space Needle and the Denny Triangle rather than anywhere on Capitol Hill. We did find it, eventually, and she got her vegetable chips, and I got some new tea, a loose leaf black with Bing cherries and vanilla. It's pretty good. Had a cup today.

Afterwards, we got some early dinner, and then went to the Barnes & Nobles, where I tracked down a copy of LJ Smith's Vampire Diaries; I've been inspired by the TV show and wanted to read the original books. I finished the first collected book of the first two novels, and it's actually pretty decently written. I'd say hands down it's better than the Twilight books, and you can really see where S. Meyes ripped off some of the ideas and what have you that happens in the books... Sad thing is, the Vampire Diaries predate the Twilight books by 15+ years. Kinda sad, I'd much rather see these books made into a movie rather than Twilight. The TV show hasn't seemed to follow the books at all, save for the names of the characters and some of what they can do. It's been a little strange, making those comparisons.

I also got a copy of "Alex & Me" by Irene Pepperberg. Yay Alex!



After that, we headed over to the Paramount to wait to be let in. And we saw Wicked! It was so good! As someone during intermission described it, "It's like the book, with all of the good parts". And it ends a lot happier than the book did. The story was better, I think, than the book, which is so weird. But apparently Gregory Maguire helped adapt his novel for the stage, so I don't feel so bad about that. I almost wish there was a novelization of the musical, because it cuts out a lot of the weird parts of the book, and focuses a bit more on Elphaba and Glinda a bit more than the political intrigue that happens in the book.

Overall, though, I was really pleased. The story was fantastic, the actors amazing and the music was great. There was a good deal of witty dialogue and little gags that were just awesome. Glinda was hilarious.

Also, the Paramount reminds me a lot of the Palace Theatre in Manchester. This was the first time I've been to the Paramount, though, when I was little, all of our dance recitals had been at the Palace.

Wicked Stage Setup )
tokimi: (contemplation)
Just wanted to make a note, again, about how insane the character creation is on Aion. The game launched on Tuesday, and it's been a lot of fun.

The screenshot's taken just after I hit 25. I redyed my armor purple, and went to change our legion banner thing. Max graphical settings, so the game looks -amazing-.

Anyhow, Absinthe, my Chanter )

Snip Snip

Sep. 16th, 2009 05:47 pm
tokimi: (shhh)
I was on the bus a few weeks ago, when this woman started to talk to me, because I had hair that was past my waist. She asked me if I was growing it out for any reason, and I just told her that no, I just keep it really long, and that it had been 6 years since I had last cut it. She said she was growing her hair out for Locks of Love, and that she was about to get ready to cut it. I explained that when I had cut off 18" a few years ago, it was too dyed to donate it.

It got me to thinking.

I thought about cutting my hair. And really started to consider it. I wasn't doing anything with it long. And I would like to donate at some point. So the more I thought of it, the more I realized I wanted to do it. So I made the appointment yesterday, and went in today.

The Reveal! )

18" in about one go, with an additonal 2" afterwards. Donated the majority to Locks of Love. I'm pretty happy with it. The stylist was awesome, and I really liked her. Put some layers into it so it released some of the natural curl and gave me some swoopy bangs that I need to train my hair into doing. Natural hair colour, looks black.

I didn't tell my sisters I was doing it. I see Mandy tomorrow and plan on surprising her. I will swear her to secrecy as well so I can surprise and shock Cory.

Aion

Sep. 12th, 2009 05:21 am
tokimi: (nonchallance)
Aion launches in 10 days.

For anyone who's interested, going to be playing Asmodian, on Vaizel at launch. A Chanter named Absinthe, and a Sorceror named Nemamiah. The legion name is still to be determined at this point. Something not nerdy; and apparently Super Best Friends is too gay, though hilarious.
tokimi: (daydreaming)
This has to be one of my favourite Tanith Lee books, and I'm retardedly excited that it's going to be rereleased, and in such a lovely edition as well. The current copies I have of this series are in two collected volumes that were released to a book club originally; the dust jackets have seen better days. I will make this release mine, and in hardcover. Not quite as fond of the other 4 novels as I am this one, but those too, would be bought in hardcover if they're being rereleased as well.
tokimi: (coquettish)
I adopted Adam (the Cat) this weekend from Cory. He's a 9 year old domestic short hair, who's recently started getting into fights with his littermate, Aurora, who he's lived with all his life. We thought he'd be happier with me, and being the only cat in the house, so I offered to take him. My therapist feels this is a good step, so, here he is.

I'm pretty excited to have him.

He's also obsessed with the blanket in the picture. To the point that he tried to climb into my lap, with the laptop in it, to sleep on it. I had to pull a bit out for him to the side for me so he wouldn't be in the way.



Adam Adam
Chilling out on my new microplush throw, on my futon.
Adam Adam
Different angle.
Adam Shy? Adam Shy?
He sleeps like this quite a lot, with his paw over his face and I told Kyle I'd get a picture of it for him.

tokimi: (mirror)
As promised, the short story I had written a while ago. Constructive criticism, editorial remarks and comments are welcomed. Really would like feedback about the writing style itself, and the technical side of it regardig the flow, pacing and contained events.

---

First draft, second revision

January 8th, 2009

Combichrist - Sex, Drogen, und Industrial
Combichrist - Enjoy the Abuse
Combichrist - Today I Woke Up to a Rain of Blood
VNV Nation - Darkangel
Wumpscut - Wreath of Barbs
Tactical Sekt - Devil's Work

---

Waiting, she stood atop the building, the toes of her leather boots curling right over the edge, staring down at the street which was some stories below her. No hint of vertigo or fear stirred her. In fact, she was quite dispassionate of the view as she took another drag on her cigarette. It was a mild autumn evening in the city, a slight breeze the only disturbance in the cloudless night.

With a flick of her gloved fingers, the cigarette butt was discarded, its lingering spark of light falling into the abyss of the waiting street lamps. A sigh escaped her, and she jumped down from the perch to the roof, turning her back for a moment. The high powered sniper rifle sat a foot off from where she had stood, already present when she had come up to the roof. She left it on the ledge while she began to fetch the other small instruments required. A small stand, the finely crafted scope, a silencer and the two 7.62mm calibur bullets were all produced from within the long trench coat she wore. Each item fitted into their proper places, and with a sense of finality, the bullets were loaded with individual clicks.

Read more )
tokimi: (waiting)
I keep meaning to update in a fuller capacity and I haven't really done it.

There's only a few key points to note at the moment.

* Kyle messaged me a few weeks ago and we talked things over. Our relationship is on the mend. He initiated our initial conversation, and I said a lot of things that I had refrained from since that day in July we had broken up. I do mean to fully explain this in the future, so, stay tuned? I've told my sisters and some of my friends about it already, and I just haven't quite committed it here, though I mean to. I understand that some people may feel this is the wrong choice, but as I've already explained to my sisters and my therapist, it feels right somehow, and I hesitate about ignoring my gut feeling.

* Sherzad, aka Tekno died last year in August. I know there are several people on my friend's list who knew the guy, and felt that they too should know about this. It did take a year for me to find out about this, and even longer for me to remember his last name to look up how since the original source of information didn't know how. (I heard it from Justin, who heard it from some girl that apparently knew Sherz, and her information was sketchy at best.) Apparently, it was a car accident, and I believe he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. Any other details beyond that, I'm not sure. He left behind an adorable little girl named Samantha.

* They finally removed the desk thing from my apartment. Quite anticlimatic after the other two topics, but I am inordinately pleased about it, and have been planning to organize about it. I am still in the decision process about fully retiring my desktop or not, as I've moved almost everything worth saving from it onto the second harddrive on my laptop, which my dad bought me during my trip out east. Planning a trip to Ikea the coming weekend to buy another media shelf and a dresser. I had miscalculated on the capacity of the shelves I bought before I went on the epic road trip. (Picture here.) I'm in the process of rehoming things and waiting on the Ikea trip to further organize. I'm hanging up posters, and discovered I have a Luis Royo print that was still in shrink wrap in one of my poster tubes. I'm not sure where I got this or when.

* Aion launches in less than a month. Excited about this as WoW has just gotten duller and duller and the latest announcement regarding the next expansion just looks boring and somewhat anticlimatic. The latest raid has been boring as well, and it's only because they've released one boss a week that people haven't blown through the content quickly.

* I still need to resize the photos from my trip and post them online. I should sit down and do that at some point.

* I've started RPing again, after nearly 18 months or longer in hiatus. It's refreshing. I have a short story I wrote earlier this year that I mean to post on my LJ for more feedback. Decky has been abyssmal at such things as he recognizes the main character and keeps going on about how she should be more faithful to the personality he knows of her, rather than taking the story at face value. I'm still waiting on his essay. I started going through past logs of certain characters, and I still get that same squicky feeling from a certain scene played out more than 6 years ago. Crazy.

* I'm adopting Cory's cat, Adam, because he's recently begun to fight with his sister, Aurora. We're not sure why. And Adam loves me. So I'm taking him. I miss having a cat, though I'm sure in a few weeks, I'll be ready to climb the walls with having to deal with a cat on my laptop or pawing through my hair at night when I want to sleep. We'll see!
tokimi: (cheshire)
What is the plural of Lego?

I'm in the middle of a debate about it.

Going Home

Jul. 21st, 2009 10:02 pm
tokimi: (contemplation)
Going home early tomorrow. Not looking forward to a 6 hour flight, but I am looking forward to going home. Also not looking forward to a 6 hour flight while covered in bug bites and on my period. Gonna be a jolly old time up in the air, I think.

Also, go help the folks at http://www.thespeedgamers.com.
tokimi: (hats off)
If you haven't seen this yet, go check it out: http://www.thespeedgamers.com/ The boys here are playing Final Fantasy for 7 days to raise money for Autism Care and Treatment. They smashed their $20k goal in the first few days, so they raised the goal to $50k. Every little bit helps.

Pass it on. ;)
tokimi: (meeeee)
Since I got to Massachusetts, the weather's felt more appropriate to Seattle winters than New England summers. It was rainy, and overcast, and generally wet. Which isn't a huge deal, pretty used to that sorta thing, being as that I LIVE in Seattle and have for several years. But I was expecting to deal with hot, humid and the general nastiness that comes along with summers in this area. It has, finally cleared up, at least for a little bit, for which I am extremely glad.

I'm actually just sitting in my parents' yard, with the still massively huge golden retriever, Max. He's eating sticks, I'm blogging and listening to music on my iPod since I don't want to needlessly drain the battery on my laptop. I'm enjoying the warm weather, the nice, steady breeze and he outsideness from the shade of this huge oak tree. I should take pics of my parents' property, it's really very pretty, no surprise being out in the sticks somewhere, and Max probably would've been happier if he had grown up here, since he doesn't seem to like the big, wide openness in his old age. I just tried to convince him to give me this stick so I could throw it for him, but he wanted nothing to do with that. Hey, I tried. There is no accounting for dogs or their taste in persuits. Max's just happens to be devouring sticks, for whatever reason.

The flight down to Cali was a non event. Nothing to really comment about there. Quarla came and got me at the airport, and we chilled out for a few hours at her place before crashing for the night.

The next day, we went somewhere that was sorta equidistant from her, Joyless and Mikura and met the WoW-boys for lunch. Whereas I might have been a bit nervy about introducing one friend to a group of friends, it went rather well. She plays WoW, so getting along with other WoW dorks was pretty easy and nothing to be concerned about, as it turned out. We hung out all together for a bit, and Q suggested going to the Blizzard building and getting Murphy pics there on the way back to her place. We ended up splitting up for a bit, Q went back home to finish packing and the like, and I went with Mik and Joy and we all went to Blizzard. Joy works there, so he got us in past security and showed us around, after we signed this confidentiality waiver. I have pics of Murphy there, too.

I incidentally, also have pics of a finger printed smiley face on Mik's precious Infinity G35, and a couple of knicks in the paint. The knicks I am not responsible for, but I take pride in the smiley face, which he immediately wiped off with some spray stuff he keeps in the trunk after graciously letting me get a picture of it. I immediately posted the pic of the smiley on our guild forums, and have been bribed, since, to post the pics I took of Mik and Omatre on the forums in return for "any piece of loot off Yogg Saron" by our guild leader. I should hold out for the Soulscribe.

Mik bought me some In & Out that night and it was everything I remembered. Soooo gooooood... I ended up having two In & Out burgers in less than 24 hours, because Quarla and I got some when we stopped in Vegas and met her best friend, Manda.

Quarla's dad reminds me a lot of my dad. The tech nuts who want the perfect picture, the perfect audio experience for their movie viewing pleasure. They're both software engineers of a sort. Her dad seems a bit more easy going than mine, though. And my dad is taller and bigger. Heh.

The actual trip from Cali to NY/MA wasn't so bad. Spent approximately 2 of the 4 days in the car, if you do the math. About 12 hours in the car a day, for 4 days. We didn't get lost, but after hitting I-80, it was pretty easy. We did meet Smerffy and Omatre on the way out here, as well as stopping in Nebraska to see Stephanie, who put us up for the night and fed us. Steph and I stayed up until 2-3am and talked in her room while Q slept. My job was to stay awake and talk, and navigate, and to protect the geckos from direct sunlight, which I think I did admirably.

The geckos, 3 leopards named Ripley, Newt and Rising Fire, make me want to get geckos now, but I bet Adam would try to eat it and that would be pretty traumatic for all parties involved.

Also,4x RWs do not burn smoothly in a car. I imagine that 52x R's would, though! Thanks to Steph though, for the RWs, so we got some fresh music in the car after Lincoln.

I took some pics along the way. The scenary got boring after the Rockies until we got to NY. We did stop at two of the viewpoints in Utah and got some pictures. Quarla's camera picked up the colour differences a lot better than my new one did, but her's had a professional quality lens on it, so there you go.

We cut out the Buffalo detour, and just went from Toledo straight to Plattsburgh. Matt (Omatre) was pretty cool and came out to the hotel we were staying at and picked us up to take us out to a late dinner. He hung out with us in our hotel room for a few hours before we had to call it a night. Matt's pretty good people and I really enjoyed meeting him. We took a slight detour through the Adirondacks towards the end of the last leg, and it was very pretty. No cell reception to speak of though, but to be expected all things considered.

We stayed in Plattsburgh for a few days before we came down to my dad's place. It was an easy, 4 hour drive, and we even took the ferry over into Vermont across Lake Champlain. We went by Manchester, and I waved at people and the exits I knew, and gleed about being back in this area. We went to Boston on Sunday and met one of -her- friends, and he was a bit quiet and shy about me, but seemed like a pretty nice guy. Towards the end of the visit, he started getting a bit more talkative towards me, which was cool. I picked up a stupidly expensive Red Sox sweatshirt and the first book of Fathom that included the first 3 story arcs, which made me happy since my first volume of the graphic novel disappeared at some point. This book contained a bit more than the old copy, so it's all good.

And now, I am here, in Massachusetts, just sorta chilling out, waiting on people to get a hold of me. I recommend texting my phone (which you can do from my LJ profile) or IMing me on some messenger or another, because my dad's house is a cell phone black hole for me, and I barely get any reception to speak of out here. See this entry, which I had originally botched and posted as private: http://tokimi.livejournal.com/307775.html for my phone number or comment on it to make plans. ;)

I miss (----) since we haven't gotten to talk a whole lot with the 3 hour time difference and our difference in schedules. I've been asking him to wake me up when he's ready for bed so we've talked a bit then. I hope all is going well for him at home with the job hunt and the like.

I should be editing pictures and getting them posted fairly soon. (Fake) Murphy pictures especially.

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