tea_and_ink: (our last day as children)
2010-08-27 01:29 pm

joy, joy, joy

Today I am grateful because I picked up my notebook and WROTE SOMETHING. Of the fannish variety, that is. And I like it.

Not sure it'll go anywhere, but since I've been spending unholy amounts of time not paying attention in class thinking up ways to crossover the Codex Alera with Merlin, I thought it would be interesting to see if it took any kind of shape if I sat down and played with it for a bit. It did?

I think. Maybe.

Though its actually some sort of patchwork thing made with elements from the Kencyrath universe, Aleran furies and my own Arthurian preferences... good luck, ye who enter here.

Whatever, I'm happy with it. Thoroughly unbeta'd as I just finished it and HAD TO TELL SOMEBODY.



OMG I WROTE SOMETHING! Thanks for inspiration, man. Really.

tea_and_ink: (one does not love breathing)
2010-08-26 05:58 am

stuff which I am grateful for.

FIC. RECS!!!!

Yesterday I woke up to this Doctor/River shipper manifesto over at [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers. Which is wonderful and glittery, not to mention the fact that short fic means that I get to read each and every one of them before even heading out to face the world. Clearly the rest of my day was colored by the knowledge that this precious little gems existed and were, somehow, a part of my life now that I'd swam in those waters. Seriously. All of the recs in there are perfect, delicate things that sent my heart a-fluttering with their well-aimed punches to the gut. It's like having autumn for a second time in the same year.

Today, after watching Inception for a second time yesterday, I came looking for fic and remembered [livejournal.com profile] vinylroad  had written something which I'd mentally bookmarked in order to get to it after I'd seen the movie. Haven't read it yet, but mostly because I found a previous post of hers where there are, guess what, RECS OF FICS FOR PAIRINGS I SORT OF MADLY SHIP. So, there. Maybe today will be just as glorious (albeit in a different way, I guess, since I'll likely not be asking myself WWRSD, but WWAD [wherein 'A' stands for either Ariadne and/or Arthur, such versatility!], right?) as yesterday simply because I started with the right foot.

Bonus gratefulness for the chance to read Ursula K. LeGuin before bed last night and first thing in the morning today as I had my breakfast. GLORY, I say.

tea_and_ink: (crazy hijinkers)
2010-08-24 05:04 pm

laundry list-like

So, today I am braving attempting to make good and proper bread, which is to say, an actual loaf I can slice and toast and butter up like Mother Nature intended bread to be sliced, toasted and buttered up. Not one of those wussies I tend to make. The dough did not raise much at all much that I can tell, but the texture was kind of lovely so we're expecting a potentially dense (like, very dense) flat-bread. Or something. Shall we cross our fingers?

I have been grateful for a number of things lately, I've just not been letting you know.

Saturday was a good day to thank early morning phone calls from semi-estranged brothers whom have not been picking up your phone calls. He said he wasn't home when I rang. Which I did at random times for about two weeks only to get bored of the (possibly ignored) ringing. He apologized, I forgave him with severe misgivings and we moved onto bigger and better subjects such as what we've been eating.

Sunday was the day when the camera got dusted off and we proceeded to pretend to know what we were doing in front of beautiful pieces of local architecture like this one. I love taking pictures, people. This you already knew, I presume, but still it bears repeating. So I kept saying how wonderful an invention photographic cameras were and how grateful I was for them.

Monday was a tough one solely on the merits of it being Monday, but like I read somewhere (in the Codex Alera series) a snake cannot help being a snake, and so Mondays should not be blamed for being the beginning of the week. Still, happiness was to be found on that perfect muffin I shared with a former teacher whom I ran into at the coffeeshop. She was lovely as usual, but had to run and thus the sharing part, which was more along the lines of her leaving her half-eaten muffin for me to finish because she hates eating on the bus. So I lucked out. We made a note to keep in touch and she's already texted me back to tell me she's saved my cell phone number.

Today's been wonderfully cool and sunny. Unlike last week when we had 28o C ::is too lazy to convert to F:: and everybody was in a fright over the coming summer. You guys, it's going to be positively hellish. We should still have about a month left of winter and yet here I am, breaking out the t-shirts and sleeve-less tops. I do not approve. Today though was lovely enough for me to dare turning on the oven and fail at try my hand at bread.

It's out! Kind of focaccia looking? Except brown and with no onions or tomatoes or anything of the sort. It's fully done though, so that counts as a win.

tea_and_ink: (the storm at the heart of the sun)
2010-08-20 07:30 pm

things what I'm grateful for

~ On Wednesday I was deeply and profoundly grateful for Inception. I don't think I need to explain this.

~ On Tuesday I thanked my lucky starts that the groceries store opened early enough for me to go un-empty my fridge before school. And for lattes.

~ Today I'm ever so grateful to the person who called Bradley James a Lust Muffin. To his face. Uh, careful with that link, it's an interview and it's spolery as only Merlin folk know how to be. Still. Lust. Muffin. Man, I'd've paid gold to see Angel's face to that one (she was there as well).

I have a headache. I've had a headache for the better (or would that be the worse) part of the day, my stomach's been upset for the same amount of time. I want this bastard to go away before I go to bed, mostly because I won't be able to actually go to bed for realsies until the headache is gone. Please brain, stop acting out, thanks.

ETA: Found this link to the above mentioned Lust Muffin thing (it's now stuck in my head with capitals, yes). No spoilers other than Bradley's observational skills.

tea_and_ink: (and throw away our shoes)
2010-08-17 08:35 pm

(no subject)

Today I went to the park again, hadn't been there for a while, almost a year and this is so sad because I live within three blocks of this place. It's full of trees, people (and other stuff, but TREES) and I stopped going why, again?

Do not know. I do know though, that I missed it so hard it was actually exhilarating to be walking on that grass again. For this reminder of the lovely things in life I am grateful today.

Bonus gratitude ::is an overachiever:: goes to ICE CREAM. God. I had this glorious cup of pineapple and almond cream ice cream right before I decided to go check out the trees. I'm still basking.

That's it. Good night.

tea_and_ink: (our last day as children)
2010-08-16 08:43 am

a tin cup to catch the rain

Yesterday I was entirely too grateful (is there such a thing as too grateful?) for green apples, for they are tart, juicy, crunchy paradise, I am convinced. Yes.

Today I'm very, very grateful for holidays-I've-yet-to-memorize. Today, Monday, we're celebrating (one day ahead, mind) either the death or the birth of San Martin here in Argentina, I, being the awful little person I can be, have not actually bothered looking up which one exactly, nor have I bothered learning historical stuff of relevance about this country even though I've been consuming it's resources for about six years now.

All of this, however, does not prevent me from being grateful for the extra day of laziness. I think you'll agree.

P.S.: the death, we're celebrating his death. Or should that be honoring his death by not concerning ourselves with the vagaries of normal weekdays?

Also commas. I love commas and am always grateful for them.

tea_and_ink: (crazy hijinkers)
2010-08-12 01:00 pm

perspective

head cold + menstruation = grumpy me.

A's drawing skills + a paper airplane = no-longer grumpy me.

This I am grateful for today. A wants to learn to build airplanes, so naturally he excels at making paper airplanes and drawing things, so he decided to change my day a bit by drawing these reversible little faces on a sheet of paper, which he then folded appropriately and sent it flying across the room at me. It said: "it's all a matter of perspective, for example, this side up (frowny, sad faces) they're not very encouraging, now (arrow indicates I should turn the sheet upside down) this side up (sad faces magically become dimpled, smiley faces) they're much nicer, wouldn't you say?

I love my friends.

Yesterday I was inordinately grateful to [livejournal.com profile] robanybody  for taking my excited yipping and returning it in kind, plus added pimping of lj activities which involve Alerans and ficcing. Thanks babe!

tea_and_ink: (bound to catch the heavens if they fall)
2010-08-10 12:34 pm

peeking in

hullo! So checking how's tricks around here, since I've been a bit, uh, gone for the last couple of days.

This internet connection continues to be fickle, the Codex Alera series continues to be addictive, as well as random French police novels. Cold temperatures continue to be awesome and Sherlock continues to trickle in instead of getting downloaded properly.

To continue with the Gratitude Project, I should put down on stone, here and now, how grateful I am for the project itself, really. The world looks different, all brighter light, sharper colors and livelier sounds when you're looking at the part of your day where you're grateful for the chance you got to talk to your mom while waiting for the traffic jam to clear a bit.

Also, serendipity. I love serendipity.

tea_and_ink: (for thee my bro for thee)
2010-08-07 06:31 am

eeeeeee!!

You guys, I'm 24!!!!!!!

Ahem, so yeah. It was nice and there were tears and laughter and some more tears and cake. So it all worked out.

Missed my dad so damn much, but my mom cried with me and held me close, and then the bro listened to me lose it over the phone all over again and was generally sweet (for him) and, well, all was as good with the world as it could be, I guess.

Huge, mayor thanks to all the lovely ladies who sent some love over the magic railway lines of the internet, it made the day even more beautiful. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I don't think I need to specify what I'm grateful for, do I?

::is blissful::

tea_and_ink: (my fingers in creases)
2010-08-05 05:29 pm

gratitude today

Bus rides. I love them. I love traveling, even if it takes sixteen hours to get from one point to the other, even if everyone complaints that that is such a long time to be sitting and huddling underneath a blanket. I don't care.

I got to watch yesterday's sunset and today's sunrise.

Really, what more can one ask for? I'm exhausted and felt like freezing solid while waiting for someone to come pick up at the bus station, but it was all so worth it, you know?
tea_and_ink: (our last day as children)
2010-08-04 10:06 am

on the gratitude project

which I seem to have mentally renamed project gratefulness. I keep doing things like this.

So, this morning I woke up to the sudden urge to explore Merlin related content in Tumblr. I came across this, which happened when I was away from the internetz and thus unable to squee all dolphin-like in a timely fashion. But it's better late than never, plus I never do things in a timely fashion anyway, so.

Also, there's a prev for Series 3. I may or may not have imploded a little bit.

Go whimsical urges, then!

I'm missing Gwen severely, you guys. Severely.



tea_and_ink: (on map the gap's three fingers)
2010-07-26 02:54 pm

I'm home, and this is what I'm doing.

Oh, Bradley James, how are you so awesome? why do you do this to me? why is the universe so large? what is the purpose of life?

As you can see, sixteen hours on a bus have not diminished one bit my natural urges for knowledge.

Folk, I adore that dude's dorkitude like I adore cake and kittens and freakin' trees, ok? don't judge me, you love him too.

He gets a tag for his coolness is on par with Ackles' and Quinto's. He shall be my squishy Beej, because I'm lame and tired atm.

HI HOME, HI!

Also, and possibly more importantly, I'm wearing my new Peanuts hoodie which I love because it's so cute. So. Cute.
tea_and_ink: (Default)
2010-07-25 08:16 am

I'm back!

Ha! totally fell asleep while trying to watch Terminator Salvation on the bus ride back here (from the mountainside, you see, where I had the bestest time ever), there were way too many night scenes to watch it in broad daylight on a plasma screen, regardless on how much of an improvement said screen is over the olde half-inch screens. Did not snore, though.

Also, I'm here to wish a mega awesometastically happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] jamesinboots  who rocks on so many levels I cannot even begin to count. You're a lovely person Jimmi and I'm so lucky to have you around because your continued optimism, even in the face of hardships, is always a good thing on my days (I know you're totally being this way to make me a better person. It's all about me, you know).I hope you get all the great things you deserve in life as you get older.

Um. I'll be heading back to my apartment this evening, so pictures to come when I'm there, like tomorrow, maybe. Man, such a great time with my mom and the friend I mentioned earlier, you have no idea the amounts of dorktiemz we indulged into. No idea.

Tres awesome.

I've things to mail over to people whom know who they are, so expect my dolphin noises of glee and excitement as soon as I have accomplished the trip to the post office, yeah?

Last, but not least, [livejournal.com profile] robanybody  deserves my gratitude, of the endless variety btw, because I don't know that I'd given the Codex Alera series a go had it not been for her recommendation. I LOVE IT and I'm totally picturing your dream cast kicking butt like it's going out of style. ::blows kisses your way::
tea_and_ink: (one does not love breathing)
2010-07-18 11:14 am

real quick

Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] vinylroad  hope all is shiny and lovely and generally non-sucky or explosive (unless it's in a good way. of course). I'm here where I told you I'd be and I'm looking for something to honor your awesome, so worry not.

Corollary to that, I'm in love with this place, forgot my gloves this morning and I sort of can't feel my hands but that is irrelevant because I LOVE THIS PLACE. Pictures to come.

Anyway, all my bestest to Kat, and lots of love to the flist on this fine sunday.

::sends love to the universe at large::
tea_and_ink: (Default)
2010-07-11 06:30 pm

(no subject)

SPAIIIINN!!!! You're no Brazil, but I'll take you.

It was good football, I'd say.
tea_and_ink: (Default)
2010-06-27 06:57 am

I fail (and flail)

So, it's just hit me, and entire season has gone by without me publicizing to the internets how squeeful I get whenever Eleven is on my screen.

Shame on me.

let's rectify that )

Ahem, yes. Today should be interesting. England at 11 am (heee Eleven, should I take this as a sign?) local time and then Argentina at 15.30. Seems like this Sunday is shaping up to be a Very Emotional Day for me.

Things what I've been doing: counting how many books I've read so far this year. Grand total: 47. Idek. Apparently I HAVE NO LIFE ANYMORE. School books not included, which is sad. So, recs to come because some of them have been truly outstanding.
Uh, disclaimer: not all of these were door stoppers, guys. Some where very short (ish) and in ebook format which makes reading them while eating and ignoring the phone rather easier. Also I have four forty-five minutes long bus rides to clock in every day so... there's the time.

Also, also, also, THANK YOU [livejournal.com profile] jamesinboots  MY SOCCER BALL IS TRES AWESOME AND I SORT OF STARED AT IT FOR A WHILE BECAUSE WHEN I LOVE I GET CREEPY. Apparently.

Wow, I'm posting...
tea_and_ink: (Default)
2010-06-22 05:48 pm
Entry tags:

aguante argentina!

Okay, so, I´m confessing here and now that I've always been, and forever shall be a supporter of Brazil, a couple of European clubs/teams thrown in from time to time, and Argentina very rarely mostly because, well Brazil.

BUT, that was one hell of a match, and also the streets are bursting with people, and singing and there's so much joy and enthusiasm it's hard not to be infected.

::basks::
tea_and_ink: (Default)
2010-06-08 09:48 am

To Barackles. From Me (Jaredbama)

CAS!!!!!! Happy birthday love, you can bet that if I knew how, I'd totally sparkle up this post with, like sparkly text in a giant, flist spamming font, so there.

In further proof of my never-ending regard appreciation love for you, I've taken a picture of the general pun of many of the jokes I've been subjected to for the last few days by people with nothing better to do ) but I do not care if they mock me, they clearly do not understand your coolness, and so ::blows raspberry to their faces::

Srsly though, I'm sending lots of good vibes your way today, hope you have a great one and KEEP UP THE ADMIRABLE PHILOSOPHY WHICH I ADMIRE (because it's admirable).

::tackles you:: much love for you today, sweets!
tea_and_ink: (we go forward we come back)
2010-02-03 01:36 pm

flist love

Hi, just popping by real quick to wish [livejournal.com profile] anteka  a very, very, very happy birthday!!! BB your awesomeness knows no limits and I'm so glad you know this because guess what? it makes you EVEN MORE AWESOME.

Love you lots, and ::blushes:: you continuously make my experience in fandom so much better, I even got into Fringe because I thought that you liked it so there had to be something interesting about it (thanks for that, btw), and I never told you. So I'm taking the chance to let you know what a wonderful person I think you are, and how lovely it is to have you around XD

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
tea_and_ink: (el dia de todas las almas)
2010-01-06 11:23 am

umm... yeah. About that.

Ha. So, y'all remember that one time when I wrote about how I was gonna be kinda gone from the interwebz for a while? Well, I was not lying. In case you were interested.

Also, and MORE IMPORTANTLY,  ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I KINDA SUCK FOR NOT GETTING MY ASS OUT OF THE HOUSE SOONER TO WISH YOU A HAPPY B-DAY, BUT THEN I CAN STILL ::seriously believes:: WISH YOU A HAPPY, FULFILLING, FAR-REACHING LIFE, RIGHT??? ::like, seriously believes:: AND FOR ALL THE MANY WISHES AND EXPECTATIONS AND PROJECTS YOU HAVE TO COME TO BE?? BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT (because you use emoticons when you write by longhand, of course) AND I HOPE THEY DO, I WANT THEM TO COME TO BE, BB!!!!

Also also, the place where I'm at currently is so breath-taking-ly beautiful I cannot describe it properly, just know that there are mountains and cold and ROSES IN EVERY AVAILABLE SQUAURE INCH and, dear Lord, the colors! I'll upload pictures for you as soon as I get to a wi-fi bar (one of the at least fourteen I've already spotted in this less-than-twelve-blocks-large town, care to do the statistics for that?) and have access to my laptop's files.

Other than that: HI BARACKLES!!!!! I kinda miss you and it occurred to me that it's been so fucking long since I last sent you smoke signals it was embarrassing... HIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!