Starting 13 March 2014, when I discovered the university's gym. :)

  • Stationary bicycle (13 March)
  • Elliptical machine (18 March)
  • Rowing machine (19 March)
  • Reclining stationary bicycle (20 March)
  • Crossramp elliptical (01 April)
  • Running stride elliptical (02 April)
  • Treadmill (03 April)
mar 19 2014 ∞
apr 3 2014 +
  • Structures Assignment 5.
  • Make-up online participation.
  • Sherman Alexie presentation.
  • Poems by Sherman Alexie.
  • Start writing final project.
apr 2 2014 ∞
apr 2 2014 +

Continuing where my previous list left off.

  • The Clockwise Man / Justin Richards
  • The Monsters Inside / Stephen Cole
  • Winner Takes All / Jacqueline Rayner
  • The Deviant Strain / Justin Richards
  • Only Human / Gareth Roberts
  • The Stealers of Dreams / Steve Lyons
  • The Stone Rose / Jacqueline Rayner
  • The Feast of the Drowned / Stephen Cole
  • The Resurrection Casket / Justin Richards
  • The Nightmare of Black Island / Mike Tucker
  • The Art of Destruction / Stephen Cole
  • The Price of Paradise / Colin Brake
  • Sting of the Zygons / Stephen Cole
  • The Last Dodo / Jacqueline Rayner
  • Wooden Heart / Martin Day
  • Forever Autumn / Mark Morris
  • Sick Building / Paul Magrs
  • Wetworld / Mark Michalowski
jan 30 2014 ∞
apr 16 2014 +

And other stinging insects.

  • Age 8: I sat on a bee at a party; I'd gone into the woods behind the house and sat on a log. I never saw the bee.
  • Age 10: I sat on a yellow jacket at a friend's picnic table. When I jumped up, the yellow jacket crawled onto the deck and my friend's dog ate it.

For a long time, I thought that would be it, but then...

  • Age 24: I was standing near a yellow jacket hole when my mother set it on fire; one of the yellow jackets apparently escaped and stung my arm.
  • Age 25: A wasp crawled in my closed window and hid under my pillow; when I moved the pillow in my sleep, it stung me.
jan 24 2014 ∞
jan 24 2014 +
  • Cheese soup with cornbread
  • Turkey rice soup
  • Eat-yourself-to-death chicken pie
  • Chicken divan
  • Meatballs and rice
  • Italian beef stew
  • Potato bacon soup
  • East African beef curry
dec 30 2013 ∞
jan 27 2014 +
  • Chicken Baja chalupa (Taco Bell)
  • Hot buffalo chicken sub on zesty Parmesan bread (Blimpie)
  • Chicken club sub (Cottage Inn)
  • Chicken burrito meal (Santorini Island Grill & More)

I seem to like chicken. ;)

dec 10 2013 ∞
dec 10 2013 +

WEEKEND

  • Networking: Chapter 11 (Tuesday)
  • German: Quiz (Monday)
  • German: Dialogue practice (by Monday)
  • Technical writing: Instructions (Tuesday)

LONG-TERM

  • Networking: Research Paper (December 05)
  • German: Dialogue (December 04)
nov 23 2013 ∞
nov 23 2013 +

I dislike at least half of the comics in the local daily paper. This is my list of comics I would choose to replace those I dislike. :)

nov 9 2013 ∞
nov 24 2013 +
  • Learn meaning of all 17 verbs.
  • Conjugate all 17 verbs (regular and irregular).
  • Write out all the sentences.
  • Understand pronoun substitution.
  • Spell all numbers from 1 to 100.
  • Use kein and nicht correctly.
  • Memorize colors and physical characteristics.
  • Memorize names of classroom objects.
oct 13 2013 ∞
oct 13 2013 +
  • Buy bananas at the grocery store.
  • Determine what homework must be done over the weekend.
  • Do some homework.
  • Make banana pancakes.
  • Write something.
sep 12 2013 ∞
sep 12 2013 +
  • Go downtown.
  • Refill bus pass $30.
  • Bloodwork.
  • Pick up MeL books.
  • Return due library books.
  • Practice parallel parking.
  • Gather up stuff for SOS.
aug 16 2013 ∞
aug 22 2013 +

This is a series of Star Wars novels.

  • Betrayal by Aaron Allston
  • Bloodlines by Karen Traviss
  • Tempest by Troy Denning
  • Exile by Aaron Allston
  • Sacrifice by Karen Traviss
  • Inferno by Troy Denning
  • Fury by Aaron Allston
  • Revelation by Karen Traviss
  • Invincible by Troy Denning
jul 26 2013 ∞
aug 3 2013 +

SEASON 01

  • Episode 1x01: The Man Trap (Monday 10 June 2013)
jun 10 2013 ∞
jun 10 2013 +

Because it's not a good summer without some severe weather. :)

  • Tuesday 28 May: Severe thunderstorm @ 22:30 / Tornado warning @ 23:23
  • Friday 19 July: Severe thunderstorm @ 23:00 / Power went out and came on Saturday by 19:40. Good lightning show beforehand.
  • Sunday 21 July: "Severe thunderstorm" @ 9PM / Warned on television, but wasn't anything too exciting. Power blinked later in the night.
may 30 2013 ∞
jul 22 2013 +

Shows that I want to watch or that have been recommended to me. Crossed out means I've watched them (or decided not to continue watching). Bold means I'm still watching.

  • Babylon 5
  • Defiance
  • Doctor Who
  • Farscape
  • Firefly
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Star Trek: DS9
  • Star Trek: TOS
  • Star Trek: Voyager
may 25 2013 ∞
may 25 2013 +

Sunday is good because...

  • It's a good day to do homework.
  • I usually go for a nice walk today.
  • There's plenty of time for my own projects.

Monday is good because...

  • I get to go out again after being at home all weekend.
  • For this summer, I have class today.
  • I get to eat a delicious pulled jerk chicken sandwich.
  • I have a nice walk home from downtown.

Tuesday is good because...

  • I get to see my friend again.
  • I get a delicious sub sandwich from Blimpie.
  • I have an appointment that usually goes well.

To be continued! :)

may 17 2013 ∞
may 17 2013 +

These are cravings I've had while taking Metformin.

  • tea
  • meat
  • hot chocolate
  • sparkling juice
  • yogurt
  • tea (again)
may 2 2013 ∞
may 2 2013 +

No time limit. :)

  • Write 500K words in one year. [0/500]
  • Write fiction every day for a month three times. [0/30] [0/30] [0/30]
  • Write five novels or novellas. [0/5]
  • Write a story with asexual characters.
  • Write a thriller or suspense story.
  • Write a mystery.
  • Edit one of my novels or novellas.
  • Finish three fiction bingo challenges. [0/3]
  • Write 10 drabbles. [0/10]
  • Use twenty different verse forms to write poetry. [0/20]
  • Write a screenplay.
  • Write a stage play.
  • Write a teleplay for an existing television show.
  • Finish all of my runaway_tales flavors. [1/8]
  • Write a song, including lyrics and music....
may 1 2013 ∞
may 1 2013 +

My birthday isn't until August. I'm starting early. :P

  • Sparkling juice (pomegranate, wild berry, peach, or such)
  • Shish kebabs
    • Beef
    • Potato
    • Onion
    • Pineapple
    • And whatever else other people want
  • Corn on the cob
  • Cheesecake (my recipe)
apr 25 2013 ∞
apr 25 2013 +

From here.

  • private island
  • cabin
  • fake engagement
  • paparazzi
  • white horse proposal
  • dead body-sheriff
  • kidnapped by sheik
  • castle-lord
  • inherited ranch/loyal worker
  • long lost daughter of wealthy parents
  • he's childhood badboy from wrong side tracks and she always stood up for him
  • arranged marriage
  • marriage in name only to satisfy dying gram
  • impending marriage to save business or gain custody of child
  • nurse/patient or elderly parent or doctor
  • secret baby
apr 20 2013 ∞
apr 20 2013 +

My "homework" from a conversation. :D

  • Farscape
  • Babylon 5
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Firefly/Serenity
  • Defiance (new on SyFy)

There was another one, but I can't remember it right now.

apr 12 2013 ∞
apr 16 2013 +

SEASON 01

  • Episode 01: Winter Is Coming (Saturday 30 March 2013)
  • Episode 02: The Kingsroad (Sunday 31 March)
  • Episode 03: Lord Snow (Monday 01 April)
  • Episode 04: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things (01 April)
  • Episode 05: The Wolf and the Lion (Monday 01 April)
  • Episode 06: A Golden Crown (Tuesday 02 April)
  • Episode 07: You Win or You Die (Wednesday 03 April)
  • Episode 08: The Pointy End (Thursday 04 April)
  • Episode 09: Baelor (Friday 05 April)
  • Episode 10: Fire and Blood (Friday 05 April)

SEASON 02

mar 30 2013 ∞
apr 9 2013 +

I know this is a weird list to make, but...

  • Wednesday 06 March
    • F (corner)
  • Thursday 07 March
    • F (closet)
    • U (closet door)
  • Saturday 09 March
    • V (under couch)
  • Tuesday 12 March
    • U (by door)
  • Thursday 14 March
    • U (front door)
mar 7 2013 ∞
mar 14 2013 +
  • The First Carnegie Hall Euphonium Recital
  • Eufish
  • Beyond the Horizon: Music for Euphonium and Piano
  • Music for Euphonium and Orchestra
  • The Sacred Euphonium
  • Art of the Euphonium
feb 11 2013 ∞
feb 11 2013 +

Recommendations from a friend. :)

  • A Message
  • Swallowed in the Sea
  • Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
  • Paradise
  • Cemeteries of London
  • Death and All His Friends
  • Us Against The World
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head
jan 18 2013 ∞
jan 18 2013 +
  • Small pretzel twists
  • Spanish salted peanuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • M&Ms
  • White chocolate chips
dec 9 2012 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • 1x15: Jetrel
  • 7x21: Friendship One
dec 4 2012 ∞
dec 4 2012 +

Watched (in order of re-watching).

  • 3x26: Scorpion (1)
  • 3x10: Warlord
  • 3x08: Future's End (1)
  • 3x09: Future's End (2)
  • 3x01: Basics (2)
  • 3x12: Macrocosm
  • 3x24: Worst Case Scenario
  • 3x14: Alter Ego
  • 3x18: The Darkling
  • 3x15: Coda
  • 3x20: Favorite Son
  • 3x21: Before And After
  • 3x17: Unity
  • 3x25: Displaced
  • 3x06: Remember
nov 12 2012 ∞
dec 2 2012 +
  • Mentallica
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Jung
  • PSYchotherapy
  • D.B.T.
oct 25 2012 ∞
oct 26 2012 +
  • Practice algebra sections 3.1-3.3.
  • Do in-class handout.
  • Check out review forum on Moodle.
  • Read chapter four in government textbook.
  • Read chapter five in government textbook.
oct 10 2012 ∞
oct 10 2012 +
  • Life history
    • of W's father (particularly education & relationships)
    • of W's mother
  • Birthdays and death-days
    • specific dates
    • ages of all characters
    • and the differences between their ages
  • Floor plan
    • of W's house
    • of M's house
    • of W's parents' house
    • of the motel/hotel room
  • Map
    • of W's current hometown
    • of where W grew up
  • Calendar
oct 5 2012 ∞
oct 7 2012 +
  • A bottle of:
    • Water
    • Limeade/lemonade.
  • Nut/seed/chocolate mix.
  • Peanut/M&M mix.
  • Cheez-it crackers.
oct 1 2012 ∞
oct 1 2012 +
  • Government chapter three for quiz.
  • Comment paper on civil liberties/rights.
  • Algebra practice 2.1, 2.2.
  • Study for algebra quiz.
sep 25 2012 ∞
sep 26 2012 +
  • Print out course information for algebra.
  • Revise the course intro handout.
  • Read chapters one and two for government.
  • Write comment paper for government.
sep 15 2012 ∞
sep 17 2012 +

My college classes start on Tuesday 04 September. I have things to do before then.

  • Cleaning
    • Clean my bedroom.
    • Clean backpack and transfer contents to new one.
  • Runaway Tales
    • Finish a flavor.
    • Do four types of fresh fruit.
    • Complete a flavor binge.
  • Getting
    • Money for textbooks.
    • Graphing calculator: TI-83/TI-84.
  • Reading
    • Re-read the entire Harry Potter series.
aug 18 2012 ∞
sep 4 2012 +
  • Pick up prescription after 3PM.
  • Buy new peppercorn ranch dressing.
  • Get reserve from library.
  • Buy bagels.
  • Wash dishes.
aug 9 2012 ∞
aug 10 2012 +
  • Baked three-cheese rigatoni
    • Ricotta cheese
    • Jar spaghetti sauce
    • Mozzarella
    • Rigatoni
  • Fried potato pancakes
    • Potatoes
    • Eggs
  • Delicate lemon pudding
    • Lemon

To be continued...

jul 29 2012 ∞
jul 29 2012 +

In order from most liked to least liked:

  • Legends
  • Dark Disciple
  • Lost Chronicles
  • Raistlin Chronicles
  • Chronicles
  • War of Souls
  • The New Generation
  • Dragons of a New Age

List of all Dragonlance books I've read here.

jul 27 2012 ∞
jul 27 2012 +
  • After listening to months of screaming fights from our neighbours, I changed the name of our wireless network to ‘Police Surveillance Van 2′, hoping to scare them into behaving. IYAMBAD
jul 20 2012 ∞
jul 20 2012 +

My top-ten favorite spices.

  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon
  • Chili powder
  • Curry
  • Ginger
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
jul 1 2012 ∞
jul 1 2012 +
  • Puffy sneaker tongues sticking out of untied shoes.
  • Pants that sag or that are excessively baggy.
  • High heels.
  • Baseball caps perched on top of the head.
apr 13 2012 ∞
apr 13 2012 +
  • March 22: Wasp on the living room picture window. Father killed it with a pamphlet. Another wasp is hiding between window panes.
  • March 25: Wasp hiding between the window panes escaped and was killed with the same pamphlet. (Hey, that's mine!)
mar 22 2012 ∞
mar 28 2012 +
  • Monday 12 March
    • Three-cheese rigatoni (mine)
  • Tuesday 13 March
    • Fish (mother makes)
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Chocolate pudding (mine)
  • Wednesday 14 March
    • Homemade pizza (brother and I make)
  • Thursday 15 March
    • More three-cheese rigatoni (mine at mother's request)
mar 13 2012 ∞
mar 13 2012 +

Dates are the morning after I had the dream.

February 2012

    • 29: I had to highlight all the text on a page with a pen that was quickly running out of ink.

March 2012

    • 05: Another of the usual tornado dreams returns!
    • 07: I developed clear signs of melanoma on my hand and I knew I was going to die.
    • 11: I was playing my euphonium and it wasn't going well.
    • 28: I was playing Sonatina on my grandmother's baby grand piano, but my favorite part just didn't sound right.
    • 30: A tornado dream in which everyone was terrified and I was so afraid for everyo...
feb 29 2012 ∞
apr 4 2012 +

Since I've been reading Tamora Pierce's "Tortall" books, I've come to favor (or favor imagining) some relationships.

  • Raoul/Buri
  • Numair/Daine
  • Kel/Dom
  • Wyldon/Keladry
  • Raoul/Kel
feb 15 2012 ∞
feb 15 2012 +

Book recommendations

Erica Spindler - See Jane Die

  • Lisa Jackson - Almost Dead
  • Linda Howard - To Die for
  • Iris Johansen - Stalemate (Eve Duncan Forensics Thrillers)
  • Stephen White - The Best Revenge
  • Lisa Jackson - Shiver
  • Kristin Hannah - Firefly Lane
  • James Patterson - 1st to Die
  • Lee Child - One Shot
  • Jeff Lindsay - Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  • John Sandford - Hidden Prey

Mary Alice Monroe - Skyward

  • Dorothea Benton Frank - Full of Grace: A Novel
  • Lisa Gardner - Gone
  • Dorothea Benton Frank - Sullivan's Island

Nora Roberts - Carolina Moon

jan 11 2012 ∞
jan 11 2012 +

The opposite of my last list.

  • I've had a cold for eleven days.
  • My aunt died from pancreatic cancer.
  • My moods are restricted from my bipolar medications.
jan 11 2012 ∞
jan 11 2012 +
  • How to sew.
  • How to grill on a charcoal grill.
  • How to program.
dec 28 2011 ∞
dec 28 2011 +
  • a warm bagel - "the works" or sesame seed - with margarine
  • yet another glass of limeade
  • peanuts
  • a cheese-and-herb biscuit
  • a peanut chocolate / pretzel chocolate energy bar
  • the rest of my peppermint candy cane
  • a double chocolate cookie
  • leftover spaghetti
  • leftover meatballs and rice
  • cheez-its that aren't stale

I'm so hungry.

dec 22 2011 ∞
dec 22 2011 +
  • "Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." ~Hans Margolius
  • "Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves — regret for the past and fear of the future." ~Fulton Oursler
  • "There's a fine line between 'twinkling with mirth' and 'burning with satanic rage'." ~Basic Instructions
  • "500,000 Flawed Dictionaries Destroyed — because 'cleanliness' is next to 'godliness'!" ~Top Ten Tabloid Headlines
  • "I’ve poked its belly button a bunch of times, but there’s no light in my castle!" ~Not Always Right
  • "Ye Highlands and ye Lowlands / Oh, where have ye been? / They have slain the Earl O'Moray / And Lady Mondegreen." ~Dictionary.com
dec 17 2011 ∞
oct 21 2012 +
  • Harper, Karen - Dark Angel
  • Lovelace, Merline - The First Mistake
  • Lovelace, Merline - The Middle Sin
  • Lovelace, Merline - The Last Bullet
  • Monroe, Mary Alice - Skyward
  • Spindler, Erica - Killer Takes All
  • Spindler, Erica - See Jane Die
  • Young, Karen - Never Tell
dec 7 2011 ∞
dec 15 2011 +
  • Pegasus No Yukue (Arajin) Pegasus-centered serious story
  • The World's End and Beginning (3.5) Pegasus/Shadi shounen-ai
  • Shadi to Pegasus no Hon (3.5) Pegasus/Shadi shounen-ai
  • Returns to the World (3.5) Pegasus/Shadi shounen-ai
nov 19 2011 ∞
nov 20 2011 +

These are Yu-Gi-Oh doujinshi that include the characters Pegasus & Croquet...and that I own.

  • Pegasus No Yukue (Arajin)
  • Returns to the World (3.5)
oct 15 2011 ∞
nov 20 2011 +
  • Amazed
  • Bad Habit
  • (Can't Get My) Head Around You
  • Come Out and Play
  • Denial, Revisited
  • Dirty Magic
  • Gone Away
  • Half-Truism
  • Hammerhead
  • Hit That
  • I Choose
  • Jennifer Lost the War
  • Kick Him When He's Down
  • The Kids Aren't Alright
  • Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
  • Neocon
  • One Fine Day
  • Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
  • Race Against Myself
  • Self Esteem
  • Session
oct 13 2011 ∞
oct 13 2011 +

I have in my possession:

  • DVD: Yu-Gi-Oh TV Series, Part 1 [first 32 episodes] (Chinese bootleg of Japanese television with terrible English subtitles)
  • DVD: Yu-Gi-Oh TV Series, Part 2 [episodes 33-62] (Chinese bootleg of Japanese television)
  • Doujinshi: Pegasus No Yukue (Pegasus-centric serious story)
  • Doujinshi: Returns to the World (Pegasus/Shadi)
  • Doujinshi: The World's End and Beginning (Pegasus/Shadi)
  • Doujinshi: Shadi to Pegasus no Hon (Pegasus/Shadi)

Being shipped to me:

  • [none currently]
sep 30 2011 ∞
nov 19 2011 +

Because some songs really are creepy.

dec 29 2010 ∞
feb 10 2011 +

For once I'm interested in authors who're currently publishing new books of series in which I've taken interest.

  • January 2011
  • May 2011
    • Kirsten Beyer - Children of the Storm
  • July 2011
  • 2012
    • Tamora Pierce - Numair Duology (part one)
  • 2013
    • Garth Nix - Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen
    • Tamora Pierce - Numair Duology (part two)
dec 15 2010 ∞
feb 28 2012 +

I need some inspiration for National Novel Writing Month. I thought maybe a list like this would help me write.

  • character-based fiction
  • characters I love, hate, and/or fear
  • fascinating personalities and backstories
  • complicated relationships
  • suspense, tension, excitement
  • roller-coaster stories
  • when "this can't get any worse" does
  • flawed characters
  • asexual women
  • unexpected surprises - present and past
  • strong and intense emotions
  • characters who clash with each other
  • differences made clear
  • conflict! a lot of conflict!
  • ...and even more conflict

All of these are things I really want to write. Now all I need to do is write them.

nov 17 2010 ∞
nov 17 2010 +

I would swear I already made this list, but I can't find it again.

  • Jason Aldean's Hicktown : "You can see the neighbor's butt crack nailing on his shingles." (Dangling modifier!)
oct 22 2010 ∞
oct 22 2010 +

Because I make plenty of them! :P

  • She let her hand glide over his trousers to feel the bugle there.
  • He opened the drawer to his closet.
  • He combated indecision by sh*tting his eyes.
  • She stirred something in a large boy on the stove.
  • She was facing the stone again instead of him.
  • He laid the briefcase onto the mental desk.
  • No one else needed to know that it had happenenend .
  • He wiped any participles off the table.
  • A wave of bread washed over her.
  • She had combed her hair and brushed her feet .
  • She hoped that they didn't blame paraboia .
  • The last party he went to was on Near Yew's Eye .
  • She kissed him, lingering a moment too long for proprietary .
  • You've seen what I do, Cpatain . (And many more times!)
  • He grabbed a handful of the bach of her shirt.
  • She heard the sound of his phraser .
  • The two pastries had a flaky crust and a sweet-and-four filling.
mar 18 2010 ∞
apr 24 2013 +

In order from least recent to most recent. The many times I've seen the symphony or orchestra are not included - and only the most memorable plays are on this list.

  • Sally Rogers (concert)
  • Amy Grant (concert)
  • STOMP (performance)
  • 1964: The Tribute (concert)
  • Misery (play)
  • Little Shop of Horrors (play)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (play)
  • Trace Adkins (concert)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (musical)
  • Whose Live Anyway (improv)
  • Whose Live Anyway (improv)
feb 12 2010 ∞
sep 15 2011 +
  • When I was young enough to be watching the Care Bears, I would get aggressive after watching it because I identified with--and imitated--the antagonist.
  • When I was even younger, I used to jump down from the couch and roar by my baby brother's cradle, but I couldn't wake him even with all my noise.
  • I was terrified of the Brave Little Toaster, and I refused to watch a certain part--and even now, I've never gotten around to watching the whole thing.
  • Before I was two years old, I learned to recognize the question people asked my mother when she was out with me, and I started to respond when people asked: "Nineteen months."
  • I went to a public school kindergarten for about a month, after which my parents switched me to a private school because I already knew what the public school was t...
jan 29 2010 ∞
jan 29 2010 +
apr 13 2014 ∞
apr 13 2014 +

I paid $10 for that card. Let's see if I use it enough times to make it worth the money.

  • Wednesday 19 March
  • Thursday 20 March
  • Monday 24 March
  • Tuesday 25 March
  • Wednesday 26 March
  • Thursday 27 March
  • Monday 31 March
  • Tuesday 01 April
  • Wednesday 02 April
  • Thursday 03 April
  • Monday 07 April
  • Wednesday 09 April
  • Thursday 10 April
  • Monday 14 April
  • Tuesday 15 April
mar 20 2014 ∞
apr 15 2014 +
  • Finish reading A Midsummer Night's Dream .
  • Write up and turn in thesis.
  • Read chapter 4 of Structures textbook.
  • Do exercises 4.1 ~ 4.4 in Structures textbook.
feb 4 2014 ∞
feb 4 2014 +

In order of priority:

  • Jan 17: Chapter 4 (SME)
  • Jan 27: Thomas More - Utopia (LI)
  • Jan 27: Sir Philip Sidney - A Defense of Poesy (LI)
  • Jan 30: Personal linguistic reflection paper (SME)
  • Jan 27: Practice works cited (LI)
  • Jan 28: Morphology handouts (SME)
  • Jan 30: Chapter 7 (SME)

And for Literary Theory Paper (LI):

  • Feb 5: Thesis proposal
  • Feb 17: Rough draft with bibliography
  • Feb 19/20L Instructor interview
  • Feb 24: Final draft due
jan 25 2014 ∞
jan 26 2014 +

I'm playing 7 Little Words backward. :)

  • Wednesday 01 January
    • January 01
    • December 18 ~ 09
  • Thursday 02 January
    • January 02
    • December 08 ~ 03
  • Friday 03 January
    • January 03
    • December 02
  • Saturday 04 January
    • January 04
    • December 01
  • Sunday 05 January
    • January 05
    • November 30 ~ 23
jan 2 2014 ∞
feb 20 2014 +

When I'm done reading the current series, that is!

dec 14 2013 ∞
jan 12 2014 +

SEASON 01

  • 1x01: Everything Changes (Saturday 07 December)
  • 1x02: Day One (Friday 13 December)
  • 1x03: Ghost Machine (Sunday 15 December)
  • 1x04: Cyberwoman (Friday 20 December)
  • 1x05: Small Worlds (Saturday 21 December)
dec 7 2013 ∞
dec 21 2013 +
  • Get up at 8AM.
  • Get a ride downtown.
  • Return books to library.
  • Take bus to Great Clips.
  • Catch bus to community college.
  • Write before class.
  • Do German workbook.
  • Go to class.
  • Come home.
nov 12 2013 ∞
nov 12 2013 +

GERMAN I

  • Practice dialogue.
  • Catch up on workbook.

NETWORKING

  • Read chapter 7.
  • Answer chapter 7 multiple choice questions (for Tuesday).

TECHNICAL WRITING

  • Choose incident from choices.
  • Write 8B incident report.
  • Start over on 7A and finish it for Tuesday.
oct 17 2013 ∞
oct 17 2013 +
  • Wash sinks
  • Networking homework:
    • Review chapter two
    • Read chapter three
    • Chapter three multiple choice questions
  • German homework:
    • Catch up in workbook
    • Practice dialogue
  • Haircut
sep 19 2013 ∞
sep 22 2013 +

Things I could take for lunch on days I have class this fall.

  • Chicken/provolone sandwich with lettuce and onion
  • Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich on "squish" bread
  • Little yogurts that come in packs
  • Toaster pastries (chocolate!)
  • Snacks: Goldfish, Cheez-Its, pretzels, peanuts, etc.
aug 20 2013 ∞
aug 20 2013 +

SERIES 1:

  • 1x01: Rose (Tuesday 30 July)
  • 1x02: The End of the World (Wednesday 31 July)
  • 1x03: The Unquiet Dead (Wednesday 31 July)
  • 1x04: Aliens of London (part 1) (Thursday 01 August)
  • 1x05: World War Three (part 2) (Thursday 01 August)
  • 1x06: Dalek (Friday 02 August)
  • 1x07: The Long Game (Friday 02 August)
  • 1x08: Father's Day (Saturday 03 August)
  • 1x09: The Empty Child (part 1) (Sunday 04 August)
  • 1x10: The Doctor Dances (part 2) (Sunday 04 August)
  • 1x11: Boom Town (Monday 05 August)
  • 1x12: Bad Wolf (part 1) (Monday 05 August)
  • 1x13: The Parting of the Ways (part 2) (T...
jul 29 2013 ∞
nov 14 2013 +
  • Celine Dion - To Love You More
  • Tom Petty - You Don't Know How It Feels
  • Mr. Big - To Be With You
jun 15 2013 ∞
jul 12 2013 +
  • Terminal Event (James Stewart Thayer)
  • Crashers (Dana Haynes)
  • Airframe (Michael Crichton)
  • Breaking Point (Dana Haynes)
  • Night Fall (Nelson DeMille)
  • Total Control (David Baldacci)
jun 4 2013 ∞
jun 4 2013 +

I have plans for this summer! :)

  • Study for the A+ certification exams.
  • Complete Pimsleur German I, II, & III.
  • Work through Latin textbook.
  • Write for runaway_tales.
  • Do Camp NaNoWriMo.
  • Couch to 5K.
  • Play to the end of Fable 3.
may 4 2013 ∞
may 5 2013 +

(Things I've said recently.)

  • on the coffee table.
  • in the kitchen cupboards.
may 1 2013 ∞
may 1 2013 +

General

  • Play StepMania

Monday

  • Appointment with psychologist
  • Deposit check
  • Return library books
  • Pick up library reserve(s)

Tuesday

  • Have lab test/blood draw done
  • Call Walgreens about "partial refill"

Wednesday

  • Wash sinks
  • Watch Ancient Aliens

Thursday

  • Pick up library books on A+ certification (004.16076)
  • Get hair cut if sale is still on
apr 28 2013 ∞
may 1 2013 +

SEASON 01

  • Episode 01: Children of the Gods - Tuesday 23 April 2013
  • Episode 02: The Enemy Within - Tuesday 23 April
  • Episode 03: Emancipation - Wednesday 24 April
  • Episode 04: The Broca Divide - Wednesday 24 April
  • Episode 05: The First Commandment - Thursday 25 April
  • Episode 06: Cold Lazarus - Thursday 25 April
  • Episode 07: The Nox - Friday 26 April
  • Episode 08: Brief Candle - Friday 26 April
  • Episode 09: Thor's Hammer - Saturday 27 April
  • Episode 10: The Torment of Tantalus - Saturday 27 April
  • Episode 11: Bloodlines - Sunday 28 April
apr 23 2013 ∞
jun 15 2013 +

I'm labeling the date as the morning I woke up and remembered the dream.

APRIL

  • Friday, the 12th: (1) Riding in a glass elevator to the top of a thousand-story building. (2) Viciously harming someone and being unable to stop.
  • Saturday, the 13th: Got a package in the mail days before I was expecting it.
  • Friday, the 19th: After buying a dessert following class at the community college, my public speaking professor offered me a ride home; I took it and everything got weirder from there.
apr 12 2013 ∞
apr 20 2013 +

So that I won't be taking computer classes only in the coming semesters. In no particular order.

  • COM 201: Advanced Public Speaking
  • FRL 103: Elementary German I
  • FRL 160: American Sign Language I
  • GEO 110: Physical Geology
  • MUS 111: Piano Class 1
apr 5 2013 ∞
apr 5 2013 +

The man who flashed me at the bus stop doesn't count. ;)

  • A man who got on the bus with a brown paper bag of liquor bottles and proceeded to stuff all of them down his pants.
  • The guy who flung himself at the window multiple times during one ride.
  • The person who always carried a large baby doll upside down.
apr 1 2013 ∞
apr 1 2013 +
  • Aline
  • Amarante
  • Carine
  • Corinne
  • Eliane
  • Ines
  • Jeannine
  • Leonie
  • Lydie
  • Yvette
  • Zoe
mar 27 2013 ∞
apr 17 2013 +
  • Finish reading Chapter 12.
  • Read Chapter 13.
  • Write up the Reboot Windows lab.
  • Start on language clutter quiz.
feb 19 2013 ∞
feb 19 2013 +
  • Tuba New Year (5:30-6PM)
  • Organist (5:30-6:15PM)
  • Kalamazoo Brass (6:30-7:15PM)
  • Roland Sunkins (7:30-8:15PM)
  • An Dro (9-9:45PM)
  • Trumpet Invasion (10-10:45PM)
  • Grace Notes (11:15-11:45PM)
  • Fireworks (Midnight)
jan 18 2013 ∞
feb 5 2013 +

Italics are currently checked out. Bold is currently being read. Strikeout have been read.

  • "A" is for Alibi
  • "B" is for Burglar
  • "C" is for Corpse
  • "D" is for Deadbeat
  • "E" is for Evidence
  • "F" is for Fugitive
  • "G" is for Gumshoe
  • "H" is for Homicide
  • "I" is for Innocent
  • "J" is for Judgment
  • "K" is for Killer
  • "L" is for Lawless
  • "M" is for Malice
  • "N" is for Noose
  • "O" is for Outlaw
  • "P" is for Peril
  • "Q" is for Quarry
  • "R" is for Ricochet
may 5 2010 ∞
feb 9 2013 +

I use tarot decks to help me with my writing. I'd like to buy another deck.

I already have the Gilded Tarot.

nov 29 2012 ∞
nov 29 2012 +
  • Read government textbook chapter 5.
  • Write government essay questions.
    • Question 1.
    • Question 2.
    • Question 3.
    • Question 4.
    • Question 5.
    • Question 6.
  • Finish algebra handout.
  • Read chapter 4 in algebra textbook.
oct 24 2012 ∞
oct 25 2012 +
  • Watch second presidential debate.
  • Write up points in favor of Romney to debate in class.
  • Algebra exponents and scientific notation.
oct 17 2012 ∞
oct 18 2012 +
  • Read government textbook chapter 4.
  • Read government textbook chapter 5.
  • Watch the vice-presidential debate.
  • Fact-check the debate; write a page about each; decide who won.
  • Algebra exponents PI sheet.
  • Algebra practice problems.
oct 11 2012 ∞
oct 14 2012 +
  • Watch a campaign ad for each presidential candidate; fact check them; then write a truthful campaign ad for Obama.
  • Check Moodle for algebra homework since class was canceled.
oct 2 2012 ∞
oct 4 2012 +
  • Algebra systems solving with graphs.
  • Watch two Khan videos.
  • Free exercise or establishment clause case.
sep 30 2012 ∞
oct 1 2012 +
  • Watch Khan Academy video.
  • Write government/politics comment paper.
  • Go through 1.1 practice opportunities.
  • Review appendix A.
sep 5 2012 ∞
sep 6 2012 +
  • These Times, by: SafetySuit
  • You Are Loved (Don't Give Up), by: Josh Groban
aug 11 2012 ∞
aug 11 2012 +

I don't know about meaning the most to me, but I would have trouble escaping from these rituals.

  • My breakfast ritual is eating a tiny bowl of cereal and having a bagel two hours later. I get really hungry if I don't eat the bagel afterward.
  • My computer ritual is to turn it on, open Rhythmbox, open Firefox, and check first Listography and second Gmail.
  • My bagel ritual is taking a plate down to the basement freezer, bringing my bagel up to the kitchen, and preparing it. I microwave it for 50 seconds, add margarine, and then microwave it for 56 seconds. Then I eat it while reading the newspaper or a magazine.
  • My bedtime ritual is turning on my fan, brushing and flossing my teeth, making my bed, changing into my pajamas, and putting on chapstick. Then I set my alarm clock...
aug 1 2012 ∞
aug 1 2012 +

From here.

  • let it out
  • stick it out
  • walk it off
  • think it over
  • let it go
  • take it off
  • have it all
  • shout it out
  • block it out
  • blow it out
  • waste it all
  • risk it all
  • blow it down
  • sing it out
  • pluck it off
  • hold it down
  • raise it up
  • tear it down
  • brush it off
  • fix it up
jul 21 2012 ∞
jul 23 2012 +

From here.

  • cold snap
  • heat wave
  • distant thunder
  • storm front
  • dry spell
  • flash flood
  • eye of the storm
  • on the horizon
  • thin ice
  • fog
  • eclipse
  • high tide
  • frost
  • natural disaster
  • force of nature
jul 18 2012 ∞
jul 23 2012 +

A list of lessons and classes I would like to take (again).

  • Piano lessons
  • Euphonium lessons
  • Horseback riding lessons
  • Kickboxing classes
jul 13 2012 ∞
jul 13 2012 +

I'm not a fan of suspenseful films, which is why this list is so short.

may 21 2012 ∞
may 21 2012 +

Unusual places I have found the dogs napping when I get up in the morning after everyone else has left.

  • In a box of place mats and tablecloths.
  • On a couch.
  • On a chair.
  • In a laundry basket.
mar 13 2012 ∞
mar 13 2012 +
  • If the tumor is less than 1mm deep and detected early in its development, the reported five-year survival rate is approximately 90% .
  • When the tumor is deeper than 1mm or has spread to other parts of the body through the lymph nodes, the cancer frequently results in death .
  • Amputation of a finger or toe is often performed to prevent the tumor from spreading throughout the body.

Source: here

mar 4 2012 ∞
mar 4 2012 +
  • I have seen in theaters two movies set and filmed in my hometown.
  • There are at minimum two songs about my hometown.
  • My mother has met people who don't believe my hometown exists.
feb 18 2012 ∞
feb 18 2012 +
  • Wild Magic (Tamora Pierce)
  • Wolf-Speaker (Tamora Pierce)
  • Emperor Mage (Tamora Pierce)
  • The Realms of the Gods (Tamora Pierce)
  • Star Trek: Voyager numbered novels
  • Sabriel (Garth Nix)
  • Lirael (Garth Nix)
  • Abhorsen (Garth Nix)
  • Time of the Twins (Margaret Weis)
  • War of the Twins (Margaret Weis)
  • Test of the Twins (Margaret Weis)
  • The Soulforge (Raistlin Chronicles, Book 1) (Margaret Weis)
  • Brothers in Arms (Raistlin Chronicles, Book 2) (Margaret Weis)
feb 15 2012 ∞
mar 10 2012 +
  • Crewe, Megan - The Way We Fall
  • Harper, Karen - The Stone Forest
  • Hooper, Kay - Sleeping with Fear
  • Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew - Trust No One
  • Kane, Andrea - I'll Be Watching You
jan 26 2012 ∞
jan 26 2012 +

I have to make this one, too.

  • The New Year's Eve celebration was good fun.
  • Starting classes chased away the boredom.
  • I think the classes are going to be great.
  • I welcomed two new and that's going well.
  • I am finally making a little progress on my newest story idea.
jan 11 2012 ∞
jan 11 2012 +
  • I finished my two college classes - and I hadn't taken classes in years.
  • My final grade was 101% in one class and 109% in the other.
  • I started training myself that my thoughts wouldn't affect the present or the future, and so began to conquer obsessive worries.
  • I found a new television show (Avatar: The Last Airbender) that I really enjoyed.
dec 28 2011 ∞
dec 28 2011 +
  • Coming in from a walk on a hot summer day and entering an air-conditioned house.
  • A cool shower after a hot day.
  • A hot shower on a winter day when the power is out.
  • When the heater comes on in the car on a cold morning.
  • Sitting in front of the register on a chilly morning.
  • A fan keeping the cool air moving on a summer night.
  • Lying under a heated blanket on cold nights.
dec 24 2011 ∞
dec 24 2011 +

It is very rare that I finish a story. These are the original fiction stories that I've finished. Unless otherwise mentioned, they're novels.

  • Dream On : Gay romantic drama novellette [September 2006]
  • Don't Touch Me : Gay romantic drama [March 2007]
  • Cadence of Goodbye : Religious short story [June 2008]
  • Permafrost : Sci-fi male relationship non-romance [July 2011]
  • Gelicide : Gay romantic relationship drama [November 2011]
dec 21 2011 ∞
dec 21 2011 +
  • Alligators and crocodiles
  • Bees, wasps, hornets, and other stinging insects
  • Jellyfish
  • Opossums
  • Sharks and other predatory sea creatures
  • Venomous snakes

Another one for List Your Self .

dec 17 2011 ∞
dec 17 2011 +
  • Pretty good at remembering to check for ingredients before starting the project.
  • Good at following directions.
  • Cannot cut an apple into slices.
    • But I'm an expert at peeling them!
  • Limited multi-tasking. (For most foods, I can do two things at once...three if one is short-term and one is rice or pasta.)
  • Can memorize recipes.
  • Acceptable at improvising.
  • Usually able to put necessary ingredients on the grocery list.
dec 7 2011 ∞
dec 8 2011 +

My word count score on Word Dynamo.

  • Tuesday 18 October 2011: 47,100
  • Wednesday 19 October: 47,511
  • Tuesday 25 October: 47,722
  • Friday 28 October: 48,156
  • Saturday 19 November: 48,506
oct 18 2011 ∞
nov 19 2011 +

Starting from the top.

  • Writer
  • Cook
  • Editor/Proofreader
  • Translator
  • Computer support tech
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Musician
  • Cartographer
  • Architect
  • Songwriter (not a performer)
  • Pilot
oct 7 2011 ∞
oct 7 2011 +

Some words, no matter how many times I check their pronunciation, I just cannot remember.

  • analogous
  • demonstrative
  • ephemeral
  • ethereal
  • intravenous
  • irrevocable
sep 11 2011 ∞
sep 23 2011 +
  • He was young, under ten years old, and he was cutting his slice of watermelon into pieces as he whispered, "Now I'm cutting off your arms. And now I'm cutting off your legs."
  • He was a young teenage boy and he was too skinny. He was sitting in a wheelchair behind the nurses' station and adamantly refusing to drink his Ensure.
  • She was Mennonite and she felt like she didn't belong. Her roommate reported that she vomited as soon as she was allowed into her room after a meal. One day she and another girl traded clothing and dressed as each other. The nurses interrupted and forbade that.
  • She was confined because she'd use anything to scratch herself, even pen caps. At first they let her choose her own food, but then they made confinement less appealing by providing her with whatever the ca...
aug 22 2011 ∞
aug 22 2011 +
  • Solitude
  • My bedroom door fully closed
  • A fan blowing on high
  • My white noise machine
  • A music box
  • Silence outside my bedroom
  • Two pillows
  • An additional body pillow
  • At least one sheet over my body
  • A night light at my back
  • Cool air
aug 7 2011 ∞
aug 7 2011 +

I'd swear I made this list before, but I can't find it.

  • They have interesting back-stories.
  • They have suffered deeply in a way that still affects them.
  • They have pasts that are as important as their presents.
  • They are complicated; they have dimensions and complex reactions.
  • They could have the motto: "What you see is not necessarily what you get."
  • They feel strongly about certain things, both positive and negative.
  • They need and want things so badly that they strive to get them.
  • They don't have their present life under control.
  • They have as many flaws as they have strengths.
  • They struggle to survive or thrive without burying themselves in angst.
apr 3 2011 ∞
apr 3 2011 +

I discover new songs every once in a while.

feb 19 2011 ∞
feb 19 2011 +

A list of miscellaneous things I remember.

  • I've won one official contest or competition in my entire life. I won two pairs of in-line skates when I was about seven. To enter, I colored a line art picture with colored pencils. Then I left it on the table and accidentally spilled water on it. When it had dried, it looked like watercolor painting. I sent it in and forgot about it. I won. It was strange.
  • My third grade teacher had to stop giving spelling bees. One of two students always won and she decided that it wasn't fair for the other students. Those were the last spelling bees in which I participated. I was one of the two, which is odd because I'm not particularly talented in spelling anymore.
dec 16 2010 ∞
dec 17 2010 +

Bold line is the lyrics misheard. The next line is real lyrics. Indented line is credit to artist and song title.

  • "Wrapped up like a douche / a roller in the night"
  • "Revved up like a deuce / another runner in the night"
  • "I need a Kleenex"
  • "My little phoenix"
  • "Burning down the shoes at ever dome"
  • "Burning out his fuse up here alone"
  • "If I could just teach my dog how to feel"
  • "If they could just teach my dark heart to feel"
dec 11 2010 ∞
jul 22 2013 +

In alphabetical order.

  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Bones
  • Dr. Katz
  • Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza
  • Elfen Lied
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (I & II)
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Monster
  • Mothman Prophecies
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Six Feet Under
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • The King's Speech
  • The L Word
  • The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • United States of Tara
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?
oct 26 2010 ∞
jan 27 2012 +

I find many good words, but I forget them before I have a chance to use them. Here I'm tracking words I'd like to use. (In alphabetical order.)

  • aposiopesis : sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence
  • effulgent : shining forth brilliantly; radiant
  • lucubration : laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night
  • perfidious : deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful
  • sacchariferous : containing or yielding sugar
sep 19 2010 ∞
jul 15 2011 +

I have been able to change my language before; I hope that I can continue changing it now.

  • "Oh my God" (Eliminated except under shocking circumstances, at which point I might say it. I have replaced it with "Oh my goodness" or "Oh my.")
  • "Oh my goodness" (I say this often, but I would like to replace it with something else. Maybe just "Oh my". I'll choose something.)
  • "Like" (I would like to eliminate extraneous likes. When it means something in the sentence, that's all right. Other times, I want to remove it altogether.)
  • "Uh" or "um" (This is more of a problem in public speaking than in conversation, but I would like to stop saying them as much as possible.)
  • "Interesting" (I use this adjective to mean many different things. I want to repla...
may 16 2010 ∞
sep 8 2010 +
  • A summer thunderstorm that began with a black wall of clouds creeping across the sky like a blanket lit by lightning. People in other cars were watching it, too.
  • Watching flickers of lightning and approaching dark clouds while walking home with my mother, and then running when the heavy rain fell and thunder got too loud.
  • Going for a walk with a beach umbrella when the rain had been falling for days. The road was flooded over the curb, so I found and unclogged a drain with my foot and watched two whirlpools form with a loud sucking sound as the water drained.
  • The thunderstorm that caused several tornado warnings and knocked out power for three or four days. There was a power line down across our driveway.
  • Being driven home in a snowstorm so bad that the freeway was closed while being guided through back roads by my mother, who was at home with a map. The drive normally took an hour, but driving blind, it took more than two.
apr 4 2010 ∞
apr 4 2010 +

For the interesting quotes I find on the Web.

  • "If you think one person is too small to make a difference, you've obviously never tried falling asleep with a mosquito in the room."
  • "You know what never ceases to annoy me? When people are asked the age old question of, if they were stranded on a desert island and could only have one item, what that item would be. NEVER does one single moron in this society say they would have a boat to get off the damn island." source
mar 3 2010 ∞
may 14 2010 +
  • English (my native language)
  • French (kindergarten to fourth grade, sixth & ninth grade)
  • Spanish (fifth grade)
  • Japanese (learned alone for four years)
  • Latin (two college semesters)
  • Ancient Greek (a few textbook chapters)
  • German (studied alone for a year)
  • Arabic (currently studying alone)
jan 30 2010 ∞
may 9 2011 +
  • Tuesday
    • Go to Structures class
    • Leftovers for dinner
  • Wednesday
    • No class
    • Oatmeal breakfast
    • Do Adopt-a-Word project
    • Pasties with pie crust for dinner
      • Apple pie for dessert
  • Thursday
    • Get up @ 8AM for gym
    • Final project conference @ 11:45
    • Structures class
    • Adopt-a-Word project due
    • Chicken/bacon/biscuit stuff for dinner
  • Friday
apr 14 2014 ∞
apr 14 2014 +

I'd like to go out to eat more. :)

  • Zooroona
  • Kabob Haus
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
apr 1 2014 ∞
apr 14 2014 +

This is getting ridiculous.

  • January 06 & 07: Significant snowfall and expected severely cold temperatures prompted many colleges to close. The closure delayed the start of spring semester.
  • January 27: Closed due to cold and blowing snow.
jan 27 2014 ∞
jan 27 2014 +

These are pies I have made alone in 2014. :)

  • Pumpkin (01/14)
  • Apple (01/17)
  • Strawberry-cranberry (01/19 & 01/20)
  • Raspberry (01/23)
  • Raspberry
  • Apple (02/07)
jan 19 2014 ∞
feb 7 2014 +

Bonus challenges that I would like to try sometime. :)

  • The Works
  • Chocoholic
  • Banana Split
dec 21 2013 ∞
dec 21 2013 +
  • By Tuesday
    • Review Chapter 12.
  • On Tuesday
    • Chapter 14 homework.
  • By Wednesday
    • Kapitel vier test.
    • Turn in workbook.
  • On Thursday
    • Final exam in Networking.
  • By Monday
    • Final exam in German.
dec 9 2013 ∞
dec 12 2013 +
  • German workbook, Kapitels 1~3 (Monday)
  • Networking, chapter 10 multiple choice (upload by Tuesday evening)
  • Technical Writing, Description (Tuesday)
nov 14 2013 ∞
nov 14 2013 +

New Series Adventures

  • The Deviant Strain (Justin Richards)
  • The Feast of the Drowned (Stephen Cole)
  • The Stone Rose (Jacqueline Rayner)
  • The Resurrection Casket (Justin Richards)
  • Wooden Heart (Martin Day)
  • The Last Dodo (Jacqueline Rayner)
  • The Nightmare of Black Island (Mike Tucker)
  • Only Human (Gareth Roberts)
  • The Eyeless (Lance Parkin)
  • Beautiful Chaos (Gary Russell)
  • Martha in the Mirror (Justin Richards)
  • The Many Hands (Dale Smith)
  • Sting of the Zygons (Stephen Cole)
  • Snowglobe 7 (Mike Tucker)
  • The Doctor Trap (Simon Messingham)
  • Ghosts of India (Mark Morris)
  • Shining Darkness (Mark Michalowski)
oct 20 2013 ∞
dec 30 2013 +
  • Monday:
    • Stop by glasses place and tell them I want the gray frames.
  • Tuesday:
    • S7 on USB? Or find other Who.
  • Thursday:
    • Networking test on Ch4&5.
oct 4 2013 ∞
oct 4 2013 +
  • Monday: downtown day (bloodwork, library, etc.)
  • Tuesday: appointment
  • Wednesday: serve lunch at MwC
  • Thursday: serve lunch at MwC
  • Friday: visit Secretary of State
aug 20 2013 ∞
aug 20 2013 +
  • Namaste Island - Outside Traverse City, Michigan; 7.5 acres with a renovated cabin; $795,000.
aug 15 2013 ∞
aug 15 2013 +

These are jobs I'd like, but that people wouldn't expect me to choose.

  • Meteorologist
  • Storm chaser
  • Air traffic controller
  • Landscape architect
  • Architect
  • Pilot
  • Urban planner
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Interior designer
  • Air Force
jun 7 2013 ∞
jun 7 2013 +
  • Monday (27)
    • Brother's birthday
  • Tuesday (28)
    • Appointment in GR
    • Bring home foods from grocery store cafe
  • Wednesday (29)
    • Bloodwork/Lab test
    • Ask about volunteering in library bookstore
    • Stop by thrift shop
    • Class (turn in paper, take test)
  • Thursday (30)
    • Academic counseling
  • Friday (31)
    • Take bus to Goodwill
  • Saturday (01)
may 28 2013 ∞
may 28 2013 +

My family always makes up new names for our dogs. These are the names I use for our newest, Zilly:

  • Zilly
  • Zilly-Monster
  • Monster
  • Zonster
  • Woozle
  • Velvet-Ears
  • Belvedere
  • Zoolie
may 25 2013 ∞
oct 26 2013 +

A reverse to-do list because I always forget what I did over the weekend...particularly since I do so little.

  • On Saturday I took the bus to the mall with plans to walk home.
  • Ended up going downtown to buy bagels and walked home from there.
  • Also stopped by the library.
  • On Sunday my family got Mexican takeout and had my grandmother over.
  • Gave candy and a card for Mother's Day.
  • Walked together.
  • I actually managed to do my homework reading.
  • Completed two lessons of Pimsleur German.
  • Read a lot both days.

As I was saying.

may 13 2013 ∞
may 13 2013 +

Things I've chosen and how many questions it took.

  • a rolling pin
  • a garter belt (never)
  • an extension cord
  • a dog (15)
  • a sieve (30)
  • yogurt (20)
  • a bandage (23)
  • pantyhose (30)
  • a sifter (never)
  • a laptop computer (16)
  • a euphonium (28)
  • a smell (30)
  • a pierogi (27)
  • cancer (30+)
  • a pastry blender (never)
  • a wall clock (17)
  • suspenders (30+)
  • a novel (17)
  • a spoon (30+)
  • a puppy (30+)
may 2 2013 ∞
may 4 2013 +

Things that I will someday be daring enough to do. (And also have enough money to spend on them!)

  • Go on a tornado tour
  • Perform in drag
  • Participate in the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk
  • Pilot a plane
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Ride a roller coaster
apr 30 2013 ∞
may 1 2013 +

These are exercises from The Dramatic Writer's Companion that I'm doing on my two major characters from my Technokin universe.

  • Basic Character Builder
  • Where the Character Lives
  • Where the Character Works
  • Getting Emotional
  • Allies: Then and Now
  • Adversaries: Then and Now
  • Characters in Contrast
  • Three Characters in One
  • The Secret Lives of Characters
  • Character as Paradox
apr 23 2013 ∞
apr 23 2013 +

SEASON 1

  • Episode 01: Friday 12 April 2013
  • Episode 02: Saturday 13 April
  • Episode 03: Saturday 13 April
  • Episode 04: Tuesday 25 February 2014
  • Episode 05: Wednesday 26 February
  • Episode 06: Thursday 27 February
  • Episode 07: Friday 28 February
  • Episode 08: Saturday 01 March
  • Episode 09: Sunday 02 March
  • Episode 10: Tuesday 04 March
  • Episode 11: Thursday 06 March
  • Episode 12: Friday 07 March

SEASON 2

  • Episode 01: Wednesday 12 March
  • Episode 02: Sunday 16 March
  • Episode 03: Tuesday 18 March
  • Episode 04: Thursday 20 March
  • Episode 05: Saturday 22 March
  • Episode 06: Saturday 29 March
apr 12 2013 ∞
apr 14 2014 +

This is still in progress. :)

  • Aline Corinne
  • Yvette Lydie
apr 6 2013 ∞
apr 17 2013 +
  • Yellow-jacket
  • Skunk
  • Coyote
  • Opossum
  • Bear
mar 27 2013 ∞
mar 27 2013 +
  • Dark Chocolate (20 January 2013)
jan 20 2013 ∞
jan 20 2013 +

I wrote fanfiction between mid-2003 and mid-2005, but I began as an original fiction writer in 2000 and returned to that in late 2005. These are the first stories that I wrote - what I can remember anyway.

  • Laelana/Laelanas clock tower urban fantasy
  • Briony whose jaw was broken with a baseball bat, member of band RVM
  • "Behind blue eyes" songfic about antihero Kennon
  • Magical artifacts, Nailah in the motel room, the motorcycle boy
  • Romance with the villain in the forest
dec 20 2012 ∞
dec 20 2012 +

SEASON 01

  • Episode 01 - Friday 07 December 2012
  • Episode 02 - Saturday 08 December
  • Episode 03 - Sunday 09 December
  • Episode 04 - Monday 10 December
  • Episode 05 - Tuesday 11 December
  • Episode 06 - Wednesday 12 December
  • Episode 07 - Wednesday 12 December
  • Episode 08 - Thursday 13 December
  • Episode 09 - Thursday 13 December
  • Episode 10 - Friday 14 December
  • Episode 11 - Friday 14 December
  • Episode 12 - Saturday 15 December
  • Episode 13 - Sunday 16 December
  • Episode 14 - Monday 17 December
  • Episode 15 - Tuesday 18 December
  • Episode 16 - Thursday 20 December
  • Episode 17 - Friday 21 December
  • Episode 18 - Saturday 22 December
  • Episode 19 - Sunday 23 December
  • Episode 20 - Monday 24 December
dec 8 2012 ∞
feb 9 2013 +
  • A new tarot deck
  • How to Write a Damn Good Mystery , by James N. Frey
  • Yonanas
  • Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel , by Hallie Ephron
  • Gelly Roll colored pens
  • Roaring Spring plain-page composition notebooks
  • Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive
  • A nice warm blanket for my upstairs couch
dec 4 2012 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • Read Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis .
  • Complete one-pass revision on WTAP.
  • Play Civilization III and/or IV.
nov 11 2012 ∞
dec 12 2012 +
  • Read chapter 4 in government textbook.
  • Read chapter 5 in government textbook.
  • Read chapter 6 in government textbook.
  • Write each essay question option.
  • Do 4.3 and 4.4 algebra practice problems.
oct 20 2012 ∞
oct 24 2012 +
  • Conversations on Non-Duality: Twenty-Six Awakenings
  • Living Nonduality
  • Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy
  • Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond The Illusion Of A Separate Self
  • One: Essential Writings on Nonduality
  • That Is That: Essays About True Nature
oct 8 2012 ∞
oct 8 2012 +
  • Ballot initiative: look up, explain its meaning, state who supports/opposes it, and decide if it's good or bad.
  • Meet with group in computer lab at 10:30AM on Tuesday.
  • Algebra book practice sections 3.1-3.3.
oct 4 2012 ∞
oct 8 2012 +

My fandoms would be:

  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Protector of the Small (Tamora Pierce)
  • Old Kingdom trilogy (Garth Nix)
  • Harry Potter - but only the Death Eaters
  • Monster (anime)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh - but only Pegasus with other adults
sep 30 2012 ∞
sep 30 2012 +
  • Compare U.S. Bill of Rights to Wisconsin Declaration of Rights.
  • Write a few paragraphs.
  • Algebra homework assignment #1.
  • Calculator assignment for algebra.
  • Meet group in computer lab at 10:30AM on Tuesday to discuss.
sep 20 2012 ∞
sep 25 2012 +
  • Get a ride downtown with mother
  • Lab test (tell them to use my hand!)
  • Buy bagels
  • Add $20 to bus pass
  • Pick up reserve from library
  • Return a bunch of library books
  • Look for "Blindsight" by Peter Watts
  • Develop Kestrel in the park
  • Make potato pancakes for dinner
aug 12 2012 ∞
aug 13 2012 +
  • Adult store.
  • Go downtown.
  • Buy bagels. (Baby shark!)
  • Plan for writing!
  • Grocery store.
  • Banana pancakes.

Who cares that it's supposed to rain.

aug 8 2012 ∞
aug 9 2012 +
  • Go to the mall
  • Go to the adult store
  • Go to the library
  • Go to the bookstore
  • Find somewhere new to go
  • Buy bananas
  • Make banana pancakes
  • Make potato pancakes
  • Try a new recipe
  • Write every day
  • Make a bunch of lists
  • Play StepMania
  • Play Fable III
  • Play Civilization IV
  • Make a collage.
aug 2 2012 ∞
aug 9 2012 +

From here.

  • daybreak
  • morning
  • high noon
  • afternoon
  • evening
  • sundown
  • twilight
  • prime time
  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter
  • primordial
  • historic
  • modern
  • deadline
  • schedule
  • tea time
  • fashionably late
  • early
jul 25 2012 ∞
jul 25 2012 +

From here.

  • isolation
  • conceit
  • mourning
  • cruelty
  • indignation
  • disillusionment
  • supplication
  • blame
  • vanity
  • derision
  • compulsion
  • dependence
  • inadequacy
  • entitlement
  • righteousness
  • turmoil
  • mania
  • depression
  • avoidance
  • impotence
jul 18 2012 ∞
jul 23 2012 +
  • Sherlock Holmes short stories
  • Robert Crais: "Taken"
  • "The Hunger Games" (recommended by a friend)
  • Alex Kava: "Fireproof" <July 10>
  • Tamora Pierce: "Numair: The Early Years" <2013>
  • Garth Nix: "Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen" <2013>
jun 30 2012 ∞
jul 7 2012 +
  • comely
  • friendly
  • kindly
  • lonely
  • lovely
  • sickly

(Ugly doesn't count for my list because "ug" isn't a word.)

may 29 2012 ∞
jun 28 2012 +
  • Lesson 01 (Home Row) - Tuesday 15 May
  • Lesson 02 (E, N, T) - Tuesday 15 May
  • Lesson 03 (O, R, H) - Wednesday 16 May
  • Lesson 04 (I, left shift) - Wednesday 16 May
  • Lesson 05 (B, U, C) - Wednesday 16 May
  • Lesson 06 (right shift, W, M) - Wednesday 16 May
  • Lesson 07 (X, P, tab) - Saturday 19 May
  • Lesson 08 (Q, comma, G) - Thursday 24 May
  • Lesson 09
  • Lesson 10 (Review) - Monday 04 June
  • Supplementary Timed Writing #1 - Monday 04 June
  • Lesson 10 (Review) - Saturday 09 June
  • Lesson 11 (-, 2, 9) - Thursday 14 June
  • Lesson 12 (8, 5, ') - Friday 15 June
  • Lesson 13 (4, 7, :) - Sunday 17 June
  • Supplementary Timed Writing #2 - Tuesday 19 June
may 15 2012 ∞
jul 16 2012 +

Checked means read. Bold means I have in my possession. Italics mean I have the book on reserve. And * means I own a copy.

Chronicles

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • Dragons of Winter Night
  • Dragons of Spring Dawning

Legends

  • Time of the Twins *
  • War of the Twins *
  • Test of the Twins *

Raistlin Chronicles

  • The Soulforge *
  • Brothers In Arms *

The New Generation

  • The Second Generation
  • Dragons of Summer Flame

Dragons of a New Age

mar 13 2012 ∞
jul 7 2012 +
  • I'm able to make telephone calls and leave messages.
  • I have no fear of needles. (Bloodwork weekly for six months really helped me get over any discomfort in that area.)
  • I have completed two college classes in one term - and excelled at both.
  • I can laugh at most of my foolish mistakes without lasting embarrassment.
  • I have lost twenty pounds.
feb 21 2012 ∞
feb 21 2012 +

Favorite episodes and scenes from Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.

  • Episode 07 - Game Show Question This (Wayne Brady's "V.J. Jones")
jan 27 2012 ∞
jan 27 2012 +

Simple emotions

  • discovery - confusion
  • gain - loss
  • surprise - no surprise - expectation
  • wonder (surprise - commonplace
  • happiness - unhappiness
  • amusement - weariness
  • completion - incompleteness
  • courage - timidity - cowardice
  • pity - cruelty
  • repentance - lack of regret - innocence

Complex emotions

  • pride - modesty- shame
  • closeness - detachment - distance
  • complaint/pain - doing OK - pleasure
  • caution - boldness - rashness
  • patience - mere tolerance - anger
  • relaxation - composure - stress

Pure emotions

jan 23 2012 ∞
jan 23 2012 +
  • Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • Ludington/Pentwater, Michigan
  • Outer Banks, North Carolina
  • Mammoth Caves
  • Colorado
  • Stratford, Ontario (Canada)
jan 11 2012 ∞
feb 15 2012 +
  • An owl hat.
  • Ecosystem notebooks.
  • A men's dress shirt.
  • A 32GB USB drive.
  • Size 10 winter boots.
  • A coupon for three dozen bagels.
dec 30 2011 ∞
dec 30 2011 +

My top-ten favorite characters from Avatar: The Last Airbend... in order with most liked first. The first five are liked far more than the last five.

  • Captain/Commander/Admiral Zhao
  • Prince Zuko
  • Iroh
  • Fire Lord Ozai
  • Mai
  • Toph
  • Avatar Aang
  • Momo
  • Suki
  • Katara/Sokka
dec 25 2011 ∞
dec 25 2011 +

See also here. Some character names are not listed in full for my privacy.

  • Permafrost :
    • Genre: Science fiction male relationship gen
    • Characters: Temper & Stark
    • Pairings: None
  • Gelicide :
    • Genre: Gay romantic relationship drama
    • Characters: W, M, JL, P, T
    • Pairings: W/M, JL/T
dec 21 2011 ∞
dec 21 2011 +
  • Developed a thicker skin
  • Acquired a similar sense of humor
  • Learned what topics he likes to talk about
  • Stopped bringing up things he doesn't like discussing
  • Listened
  • Saved money
  • Tried as hard as I could on things that mattered
  • Went along when he wanted company

Not so many material things on this List Your Self .

dec 17 2011 ∞
dec 17 2011 +

I was shocked last time I heard how much money the average person spends on beauty products in a year. This is how my spending goes.

  • Suave shampoo, 2 bottles - $2x2 = $4
  • Soap, 2 bars - $7 for 12 bars = <$2
  • Store-brand lip balm, 2 packs - $2 + $2 = $4
  • Old spice deodorant, 3 sticks - $3x3 = $9

___________________________

  • Total: $19

I can't think of anything else I use anymore.

nov 30 2011 ∞
dec 2 2011 +

For the next time I visit the library.

  • Cornwell, Patricia
  • Krueger, William
  • Rose, Karen
  • Sandford, John
jul 4 2010 ∞
nov 16 2011 +

Maybe someday I will become assertive enough to make suggestions where they might be seen. Until then...

  • Category directories : Visiting, say, /observations/ would show all lists with the category of "observations".
  • Favorite lists : A way to mark one's own favorite lists and/or to mark other users' lists as favorites.
  • List background color customization : Provide the possibility to choose custom background colors for lists.
  • Personal folders : Users could create personal folders (along with the main four) in order to organize their lists better.
feb 19 2010 ∞
may 30 2010 +

I'm sure that I'm missing some, but these are the important ones.

  • Writing (2001~now)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (2003~2006)(2011)
  • Japanese language (2004~2007)(2011~now)
  • Doujinshi (2004~2008)
  • English language (2005~now)
  • Cowboy Bebop (2005)
  • Mental disorders (2005~now)
  • Conlangs (2006~2008)
  • Latin language (2006~2009)
  • Poetry forms (2007~2009)
  • Monster (2008)
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2009)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2010)
  • German language (2010~now)
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1996~2001)(2011~now)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2011~2012)
  • Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2012)
  • Dragonlance novels (2012)
jan 31 2010 ∞
oct 10 2012 +