All posts for the month September, 2012

Happiness is…

Published September 23, 2012 by ia84

-Good friends who you can say or do anything in front of and they still love you.


Castle and Big Bang Theory start this week!

-The Emmy’s have been ridiculously boring, but the Big Bang Theory sketch was pretty entertaining.

-There’s still no snow!

-Having a whiteboard calendar.

-Being able to read.

-Being able to go to college.

-That I’ve been gifted with nearly 28 years of life.

-All the people that are near and dear to me.  I’m not good at telling people how important they are to me, and how much they have impacted my life.

Random Saturday Musings

Published September 22, 2012 by ia84

-So, I’ve been putting it off, but I’m finally getting around to “watching” (actually, I’ve got the video on, but I’m pretty much listening to it) the video from the Empire Comic-Con of the panel of voice actors reading Star Wars.  Not only are they doing the reading in the voices that they’ve performed, but also in the voices of people like William Shatner, George Takei, and Christopher Walken.  Also, Poof and Twilight Sparkle as Han Solo.  The video is definitely worth a viewing, but it is really long (also, some of the language is really inappropriate). 

-I’ve started working on a baby blanket for my supervisor at work.  She’s due in December, and since the last time I made this kind of blanket it only took me a couple of days so I should get this done in plenty of time.

Avengers comes out this week!

-My art “gallery” is growing.  

-It’s chilly, but  the sun is shining which makes it seem less sad that the season is changing.

-I’m so excited for the return of Big Bang Theory!

-It’s Baggins birthday weekend!

-Also, they put out a new trailer for The Hobbit.  I’m can’t wait to see the movie!

-Cappuccino sounds good right now.


Friday Night Questions

Published September 21, 2012 by ia84

Sherlock on a Friday night?

-Why is it that after you hit your twenties it seems that almost everyone you know is either engaged, married, and/or pregnant?

-Girls think boys are weird and complicated; boys think girls are weird and complicated; is it possible that we’re all just weird and complicated?

-Am I the only one who finds that video games aimed at kids are challenging?

-Anybody want to go see Finding Nemo with me?

-Why do the good times always go too fast?

-Why does North Dakota have to get so chilly so early in the fall?

-Is the whole balancing an egg thing on the equinox true?


A bit of this, a bit of that

Published September 20, 2012 by ia84

So, I’m a bit of a loss for what to write about tonight.  Therefore, I’m going to share a small smidgen of a snippet of something I’ve been working on off and on for the last several years.

Story Snippet

               The light of the moon streamed through minute breaks in the forest canopy.  A cool breeze gently rustled the leaves, and far off in the distance an owl could be heard.  The summer night was calm.

Hidden in the depths of the  hollowed shell of a tree, she watched carefully.  Searching the shadows.  Such frightening secrets the shadows hid, but she didn’t fear them.  No, she knew what she feared, and it didn’t creep amongst the shadows.

She narrowed her eyes.  Something was moving along attempting to stay in the shadows, but not completely succeeding.  It was moving towards her.   She only had moments to decide on her move.  Taking a silent breath, she darted forward into the shadows, dagger drawn.

The element of surprise was on her side.  She pinned the intruder against a tree, her blade pressed not-so-gently against his throat.  “Just try to scream.   It’ll be your last.”  She whispered coldly.  His eyes were wide with fear.  She could feel his body shaking.  “Don’t expect me to fall for that,” she taunted, “I know who you are.  I know your tricks.”

The intruder stopped trembling, and he gave her a malicious grin, “Then you know who I serve, and you know how she’ll respond when I tell her I was accosted in the forest.  She’ll be most interested to know of the goings-on here.   All of the goings-on.”

She pushed the dagger so hard, she saw a small trickle of blood.  He gasped in shock, and the fear that crept back into his eyes was real.  She spoke quietly, making sure he heard every word.  Though she doubted he would go looking for more trouble, still she silently followed him to the edge of the forest.  Then she turned back and began the return to safety.

(c) 2012 M.L.

Weight Loss Monday~Week 3 Pt. 2

Published September 18, 2012 by ia84

I was running really late last night, and didn’t manage to write a complete post.  I mentioned that it wasn’t the greatest week in terms of exercise, but I was surprised when I weighed myself today.

I was talking with my mom this weekend and she mentioned that she got a kick out of my mugshots.  Immediately, my brain kicked into  panic mode trying to figure out what she meant.  Turns out, she was referring to the pictures I’ve been uploading every week.  One to the front, and one to the side.  That got me to thinking about the fact that she wasn’t far off the mark, calling them “mugshots.”   When you’re severely overweight, the weight really is a prison.  You can’t wear the things you want to wear (although, thanks to stores like Torrid, there’s much more tasteful clothing than there used to be).  You can’t always go places, because you don’t fit in the car for the carpool.  You avoid being in photographs, because it’s just another reminder of how fat you are.  You tend to avoid active sports, because you’re so self-conscious about how much your body is going to jiggle.  You may even avoid hanging out with friends who are slender because they seem to constantly bring up the fact that they need to lose weight.  Believe me there’s a big difference between 5 or 10 pounds and 105 or 110 pounds.  I know it’s probably terrible of me, but sometimes I think it would be good if everyone in the world started out life massively overweight, just so there’d be more equality and understanding of how hard this really is.

Okay, I’m done venting, and I’m back on track with eating right and working out!



Weight Loss Monday~Week 3 Pt. 1

Published September 17, 2012 by ia84

Okay, so there’s a fuller post full coming, but it’ll not be up until a little while later (probably early tomorrow afternoon).  I just wanted to make sure I got some sort of post up.  This last week was a good week, but a lousy week when it came to exercise and weight loss.  I don’t know what I weigh at the moment, but I definitely feel that this was a week that I gained.  I definitely feel I lost some ground, but I’m not giving up.  Sure, I had a rotten week, but that doesn’t mean that this next week will be.