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June 22nd, 2008


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08:54 pm - Hey world....
Like...woah.

There are still a bunch of you who have me friended. I take this to mean that either you are very bad at pruning your flists or you are better friends than I deserve.

Anyway, I don't know if I'll be coming back to LJ any time soon...I have this weird guilt thing going on where the longer I stay away, the more guilty I feel for being gone, and it just starts seeming easier to not even visit. Which is stupid, I know. Sorry everybody :(

But I just wanted to say "hi" to everyone. I miss LJ still sometimes...it and you all were a really big part of my life.



Some updates:

1) Yes, I'm still alive for real (I'm not just elizabuffy's imaginary friend, though she is still very much my best friend *snuggle* and gives me occasional updates on the LJ world)

2) I'm no longer in Seattle. I graduated with my Masters and got a job down in the southwest US. Of course I will honestly say it's a job I can't talk much about (at least not on anything so public as a blog).

3) I love that job. It's so cool! Way better than I expected to be able to get this early in my career. And yeah, I do sometimes get to play with robots like I always wanted to :)

4) I got a boyfriend. A very nice one who makes me smile (but who left me alone tonight while he goes off to eat sushi with his brother). Anyway, he's cute and a nice cuddler, even if he and his family have a strange affection for raw fish.

5) I got my first apartment without roommates and have lived in it almost a year now. Yes, I had some good roommates, but it's so nice to have a place all my own. It always sucked that all I had of my own was a single room in addition to access to some common areas. Now it's all mine. Bedrooms? Mine. Bathroom? Mine. Kitchen? Mine. Living room Mine, mine, mine! *bwah ha ha ha!* I can decorate them any way I want and walk around naked and no one cares...and also (1) I can leave my stuff anywhere with out bugging anyone and (2) no one else is leaving their crap around to bug me.

6) My mouse is an elderly mouse, but he's still alive and doing well. Cute little Dante *smile*

7) I did finally get my phoenix tattoo. It's on my hip and very pretty.



So that's the brief on me...now, what about all of you? I've missed so much...but what's going on in your lives?

(54 time wasters | Waste Some Time)

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From:supermom20
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
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Since you left us high and dry, I had triplets* and am now posting from my very nice room in the asylum. I have wi-fi and everything!


*not really, I'm the same boring person I always was

From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
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*L* Triplets? OMG. That WOULD make you a "super mom!"

Although it's nice to know they give the crazy people internet too :)
From:saturn_girl
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the masters, new job and boyfriend!
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
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Thanks! How's it going with you?
From:m_phoenix
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
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Hey, you're alive! ::twirls you::
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
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*feels dizzy* Indeed :) Any news the past year?
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From:elizabuffy
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
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Holy shit! First she comments to my posts, gives me hugs, and now she actually posted! I think I'm going to go into cardiac arrest or something. Just remember it's your fault when you attend my funeral.

Also, why does funeral begin with fun? This just now occurred to me.

Love you lots and lots and lots and lots.

Your always,

~e!
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
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Wait...aren't funerals supposed to be fun?
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From:malnpudl
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear from you. I've appreciated EB's occasional reports of you, so I knew you were okay, but it's very good to hear from you that your life is going well. I have missed you... but that's okay. What's important is that your life is good, and that you're well and happy. Thanks for the update. :-)
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
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Sorry...it just got more and more daunting to even think about visiting...

So how are you?

I missed you too...you were a great friend.
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
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Wow...*L* still in grad school? You ARE a glutton for punishment. Rather than waiting for them to let you leave I think you should run away...fast.
From:noelia_g
Date:June 23rd, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
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*hugs* Yay for everything, and it's great to hear from you :)
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
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Hey you! How's it going? And how is your puppy? (the one you sent me that picture of last year.)
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From:ladyforash
Date:June 23rd, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
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Life sounds very good for you. Congrats!
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
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Not bad at all for the moment. How are you?
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From:trepkos
Date:June 23rd, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
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Hey Dog!
Missed you!
I moved house!
I finished my Spike/Riley saga - and made a whole new set of soundtracks.
In bad news, my old cat Faggot died a couple of weeks ago.
Well done for still having your mouse.
Robots, eh?
My SO will be green with envy if you are working for something to do with the Mars missions - that is his pet obsession.
Many congrats on you Masters.
Are you watching Dr Who or Torchwood BTW?
Don't be a stranger!
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
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*hugs* Hey Trepkos! Hope the house is nice.

I haven't read fic in a really long time, though I still do like the songs on your first soundtrack. It was an awesome alt mix.

I haven't watch Dr. Who or Torchwood, though I have the first season of the later on my computer to watch someday.

And no...no Mars though we are doing something that may see the moon someday...
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From:scratchingpost1
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Hey. I changed my LJ name while you were away. I was mrsdrake. Now I'm scratchingpost1. The new name is because of my cat that I now have. That's Tinker in my icon.

And a big Congrats! on all your good news. It sounds like you are doing well.



Edited at 2008-06-23 01:05 pm (UTC)
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
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Aww...your cat is adorable? Didyou get her (him?) as a kitten?

Thanks...life is pretty decent at the moment.
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From:janedavitt
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Hi, you! :;cuddles:; No guilt! LJ is for fun and that's voluntary.

Me, I'm still writing, pro and fic and still very much into The Sentinel right now.

Everything else, husband, children, cats, all the same, all well. We had another dishwasher flood (bad) but I got a whole new kitchen from the insurance people (good).

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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
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*L* thanks. Although it (LJ) can start to feel pretty obligatory.

Well glad the good things are still the same. And congrats on the new kitchen! (I'll just ignore how you got it ;p )
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From:dara_starscream
Date:June 23rd, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
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You're not the only one who's relocated to a more bug-hospitable environment. I thought Dallas couldn't handle me . . . it's doing a better job than I thought it would. Never fear, I will conquer.

So good to hear from you! I was glancing through the ODD archive just the other day and wondered whatever happened to your Awesomeness. (snuggle!)
-BJ
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
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Well...not too much bugs these days. I'm in the middle of the desert and the ave temp is over 110 deg lately. (TG for air conditioning!)

*L* so who's winning then? You or Dallas? You do know that you shouldn't mess with Texas right? At least that's what all those t-shirts tell me.
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From:xdawnfirex
Date:June 23rd, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
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But, but, but, you're here NOW. So you might as well stick around!

*ties you to the chair*

We miss you. Or at least, *I* miss you. :\

(I should mention the last time we spoke my username was ishtaritu, so you might not recognize me now, LOL)

Edited at 2008-06-23 03:07 pm (UTC)
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
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*gets out lighter and tries to burn rope.*

*drops lighter on floor, causing floorboards to catch on fire*

*gets out knife*

*drops knife*

SHIT!

*starts panicking...right before the sprinkler system goes off, saving me*

*summons pet mouse...waits a few days for little rodent teeth*

Ah ha! Freedom at last!

Missed you too. EB kept me a bit up to date though. How's it going?

So what does dawnfire signify?

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From:rumidha
Date:June 23rd, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
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I KNEW there was someone who had taken a longer LJ hiatus than I had! Excellent. Hi! Welcome back! I disappeared off the scene in the end of January and came back a couple weeks ago. Updates in my life are:

1) Got my B.A. on the 14th, in Communication
2) My family and I moved from a fabulous little suburb off of Sacramento to the big, scary Bay Area.
3) I'm starting Santa Clara Law School on Aug 13th!

Congrats on the Masters, HUGE accomplishment, and congrats on the apartment all to yourself, and CONGRATS ON THE BOYFRIEND!!! So very exciting.
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I like the boyfriend a lot. He's very sweet and adorkable (to use EB's word).

(And he is reading over my shoulder and finds it amusing that he merited all caps over the degree and everything else *L*)

Congrats on the degree! Hopefully Bay Area is treating you right so far? Good luck in Law School! Sounds hard but exciting

*nervous laugh* ah yeah...it's been a long time.
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From:lostgirlslair
Date:June 23rd, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I totally understand what you mean, about being away for a while. It's always hard to get back into LJ. ::nods:: Still, it's good to see you around! It sounds as if things are going really well! ::huge hugs::
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
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*hugs* Hey there! EB gave me some occassional updates. How are things going for you these days? Well,I hope?
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From:maryperk73703
Date:June 24th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
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You know, I was looking at my small, small friend list and thought... 'hmm, phendog didn't do a death by... this year, hope she's okay'. LOL
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From:phendog
Date:June 24th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
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*L* yeah...and I missed Giles birthday too. I should try writing fic again at some point but I'm so out of practice. Glad someone liked creative killing though! *evil grin*
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From:katekat1010
Date:June 24th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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Hi Phenny!! So I'm a little late at these commenty things, and at this point you probably know as much in the short updates through Miss EB as I would put in a comment. But I will say I was super excited to see a post from you!!!!!! I'm sad it's not likely to herald your daily return, but that's ok. It's still good to see you!

*mucho hugs & loves*
kate
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From:phendog
Date:August 1st, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Hey there! Hugs to you too! *blush* sorry it took me so long to check this btw...LJ is so hard...

Anyway, I still hear about you from EB :) Hope you're having fun so far away!
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From:helenkacan
Date:June 24th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
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Hey, you.
Yes, I mean YOU!!!!!
::gives you the glare::
Icon is proof.

You know you shouldn't feel guilty about not being on LJ. Besides, you just posted, so you've dipped your little toe in the water. It didn't hurt, did it? Nah. It just felt sorta, kinda ... funny.

So, you can post again. Waste Spend a few hours minutes in a mostly unproductive relaxing pasttime. It'll be just like old times ... or not - because you seem to be in a Very.Good.Place personally and professionally. Mazel tov to that!

As for me, I'm totally committed to my SGA fandom (though Buffy still has a few embers glowing). Laid off/moved two years ago. Life was good, though now I'm on the yucky down part of the roller coaster. And M and I just celebrated our 6th anniv. Which is definitely a Very.Good.Thing.

Anyway, please don't be a stranger.
Just because.
Oh ... and eb has a tag just for me (because she lives in me, dontcha know, and that amuses me to no end)!
Hugsies,
H.
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From:phendog
Date:August 1st, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Eb lives in you? *is so disturbed*

Yeah, I dipped my toe but promptly pulled it back...here's another tiny drop? *sorry for not responding sooner*

Sorry about the down part, although yay on M and you!

Yeah...*sigh* I like Buffy, but it's hard now that the series has been over so long...
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From:jade422
Date:June 29th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Wow congrats on everything! And it's good to see you back.

What's been going on with me? I graduated undergrad but I'm taking more classes at the community college because I can't find a job. I'm back home living with my parents. My boyfriend and I of just over two years are doing well... Not too much to say.
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From:phendog
Date:August 1st, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Glad to hear it's at least okay.

Sorry about the job hunt :( That sucks. What was your first degree in? Weren't you thinking about doing massage therapy at one time?
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From:beadattitude
Date:August 2nd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)

And evidently, my grammar has improved! (I think)

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HEY! ::glomps::

(Hey, it's Bead...had I changed my name from beadtific to beadattitude when you were last here?)

Wow, it sounds like all sorts of wonderful things are happening for you, and wow, I know the sweet, sweet feel of mine in your first apartment. OOooooh, so lovely.

Cudding is a very, very nice attribute to have. :D

Don't feel silly about coming and going; we miss you, too, and a little info is better than none.

I'm writing SGA and Doctor Who and um....I drastically renovated my house last summer, which was kind of a financial disaster, went a little mad because I was on the wrong anti-depressant, am going through my third stage of withdrawal hell from said medication (seriously, never take Cymbalta) wrote a couple of (decent) songs, an epic about John Sheppard from Stargate Atlantis being stuck as a little black cat for a month which people reacted to like it was catnip (ha ha), and still have an awesome relationship with my husband. Who is awesome. And sometimes infuriating. But mostly awesome!

I find if I put requests in the form of a James Brown song, he does chores much more readily.

I discovered, during the process of the renovation, that the northeast corner of our house was being held up mainly by wallboard and asbestos shingles, and that any moment, we might have plummeted, in the bathtub, to the floor below. Needless to say, the kitchen renovation expanded.

OH, and I got an iPhone for my birthday this year; it changed. my. life. I never miss appointments or calls or chores and it also plays music.

So glad to see you around, toots.


Also, you should be able to get Dr. Horrible on Hulu.
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From:buffyangellvr23
Date:January 24th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
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There was no way to respond at the end of your Betrayal and Defiance fic (I think it was a non-LJ thing) but after someone recced it, I wanted to say I enjoyed it. Well done.

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