etben: a tent (camp)
True story: I sing my cabin lullabies most every night, heavy on the long-as-crap voyageur canoeing songs and the Hush Sound, with a few show tunes and other bits of this and that thrown in. To commemorate the month we've spent together, they asked if I could teach them a song; I told them sure, and that they should pick one of the songs I'd sung them and let me know which one so that I could brush up on my lyrics.

Their choice? Northwest Passage.

I can hear you laughing from up over here, Canada fandom.
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1. I am on dreamwidth! Mostly still poking around; probably won't say anything of import for a while while I get settled. Add me, don't add me—just drop me a line if I know you and haven't found you yet. (especially if you have changed your name!) Will be crossposting for a while, I think? so there's no real need to follow me both places.

2. The weather here (in the northwoods. Not at Dreamwidth. There is no weather on the internet.) is absolutely glorious. Mid-sixties! in APRIL! I totally walked to the office today to see if I had mail, and it was so wonderful out that I totally didn't care about my utter lack of mail.

3. I have been being BEAUTIFULLY organized this week, and we now have a daily kitchen schedule that actually looks like it won't kill anybody! Or, well, won't kill anybody more than camp usually kills people. Which—let's not lie, camp is pretty intense. But in the good way!

My boss hasn't emailed me back to mock my OCD yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

4. Real life nonsense: I am still waiting to hear back from the Last Grad School, who have waitlisted me. On the one hand, they are a totally awesome program and my first choice in every conceivable way, and if they accept me and it is not a total financial shitstorm I will be there in a microt. On the other hand, I can't lie: it is kind of frustrating to have to keep waiting. "I don't know! Um, stuff?" is not a good answer to "What are you doing next year?"

On the OTHER other hand, I applied for a job that is not exactly relevant to my interests but pretty darn close, and just yesterday got the good word that I should hear some kind of response within two weeks! And of course it is entirely likely that I will get a polite "no thanks", or that I'll get a rigorous round of interviews and then a polite "no thanks", but still. I like timelines!

5. In other news (and because I know what the girls like), I can now no longer buy bras at Target, because they don't stock 32DD. Which—I know it is all about my ribcage, and that my boobs have not actually gotten bigger? But double letters seem so ominous. WHAT THE HELL, COULDN'T YOU SHARE THE ONE LETTER BETWEEN YOU? Greedy.
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1. I am on dreamwidth. DUR. Mostly still poking around; probably won't say anything of import for a while while I get settled. Add me, don't add me—just drop me a line if I know you and haven't found you yet. (especially if you have changed your name!)

2. The weather here (in the northwoods. Not at Dreamwidth. There is no weather on the internet.) is absolutely glorious. Mid-sixties! in APRIL! I totally walked to the office today to see if I had mail, and it was so wonderful out that I totally didn't care about my utter lack of mail.

3. I have been being BEAUTIFULLY organized this week, and we now have a daily kitchen schedule that actually looks like it won't kill anybody! Or, well, won't kill anybody more than camp usually kills people. Which—let's not lie, camp is pretty intense. But in the good way!

My boss hasn't emailed me back to mock my OCD yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

4. Real life nonsense: I am still waiting to hear back from the Last Grad School, who have waitlisted me. On the one hand, they are a totally awesome program and my first choice in every conceivable way, and if they accept me and it is not a total financial shitstorm I will be there in a microt. On the other hand, I can't lie: it is kind of frustrating to have to keep waiting. "I don't know! Um, stuff?" is not a good answer to "What are you doing next year?"

On the OTHER other hand, I applied for a job that is not exactly relevant to my interests but pretty darn close, and just yesterday got the good word that I should hear some kind of response within two weeks! And of course it is entirely likely that I will get a polite "no thanks", or that I'll get a rigorous round of interviews and then a polite "no thanks", but still. I like timelines!

5. In other news (and because I know what the girls like), I can now no longer buy bras at Target, because they don't stock 32DD. Which—I know it is all about my ribcage, and that my boobs have not actually gotten bigger? But double letters seem so ominous. WHAT THE HELL, COULDN'T YOU SHARE THE ONE LETTER BETWEEN YOU? Greedy.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: DOOM)
For those of you who are wondering how cold it is here (and I know that's all of you!), xkcd describes it nicely. Right now it's about -24˚C without windchill, because the wind has died down, and that's pretty warm; this morning, it was hovering around -40˚ with the windchill.

In related news, school is delayed by two hours this morning on account of it's fucking freezing out there. Can I get an OH HELL YES? But now I actually have to go to school and teach people stuff, sadly.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: \o/)
I HAVE A JOB!

...like, through May, now. Not just "for another week". A job running a program that I absolutely adore, and—apparently—also teaching French in the charter school that's going to take over this site in a few weeks. Can we all say FUCK YEAH?

*twirls madly*
etben: flowers and sky (camp: tent)
SO HEY HERE'S A THOUGHT:

The next person who tells me that "camp sucks" and that I should come to [insert location here] can take a long walk off of a short pier. No, seriously. I get that you don't mean it the way it comes out, but, seriously. Fuck you. This is a hugely important part of who I am, of who I've been—this is, in a lot of ways, what I want to do with the rest of my life.

I know that the underlying meaning is "I miss you", and, hey! I miss you guys too! But phrasing matters, and when you tell me that this massively important part of my history "sucks"? Yeah, I pretty much want to punch you in the face, I'm not going to lie.

remix!

Apr. 26th, 2008 01:13 pm
etben: flowers and sky (firefly)
Remix is live, and the time for confessions is upon us all—I, to the surprise of none so much as myself, wrote Strain (the Negative Space Remix), from [livejournal.com profile] bugchicklv's original, here. Firefly! Which turned out to be both easier and harder than I had expected, stretching a decidedly different set of writing muscles.

My mystery remixer is still mysterious, to me at least, but whoever-it-was wrote the absolutley amazing Réveillé (The Night Terrors Remix), which took a slow and sleepy story of mine and turned it into something rich and complex and amazing. OH FRASER, I say. OH FRASER. Who are you, oh mystery remixer? Reveal yourself, that I may shower you with affection and flaily hands of glee!

*

In other news, I just realized yet again that, no, I'm not going to be able to just pack up and head out to MN this summer once I finish finals, because:

a) I'm not renewing my lease here, so I have to do something with my bed and my bookcase and the couch (sell them, probably), not to mention my books and knick-knacks and warm-weather clothing (get them home somehow? or leave them with people who are staying, I guess...), and

b) I'm not driving up, owing to time and also not having a car, so I can't just have random flotsam from my school-year life floating around in my car all summer.

Probably I'll wind up going home for a long weekend or two in May, and taking home at those points the least necessary-for-existing parts of my worldly possessions, and then selling as much of the furniture as I can and giving everything else to my family when they come up for the big G.

which means that today is a day for Tidying! and Sorting! and possibly even Putting Things In Boxes, all of which are some of my favorite things to do. Open the windows and curtains, blast the music, bop around like mad while reorganizing my microcosm—sounds like an awesome Saturday to me!

...also possibly I will go buy cider sometime this afternoon. And then drink it sometime this evening! *marvel*

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