Update

Mar. 12th, 2016 12:04 pm
jpgr: (Psych hugs ani)
OK...

I've just finished updating over at [livejournal.com profile] psych_ch_facts up through season seven including the musical. When that is complete I plan to start back up with my Dr Who transcripts.

I will admit my writing has fallen off but I will try to work on both stories I have going now but I won't make any promises.

I am also working on a cross-stitch for the latest addition to the family, a great-niece who was born in January.

Spring has arrived as we have crocuses and snowdrops in the front yard. This is our first spring at this house so it's fun waiting for them to bloom.
jpgr: (WC Neal hand raised)
Yeah, I've started writing that Psych/White Collar fic, pushing Merlin to the back - again! With just the intro (double prologue and reunion scene) I'm sitting at 2300 words. My three betas are wonderful, restraining by wandering mind and words, telling me to expand stuff I gloss over and trim what I concentrate on. I've no idea of a title and really no idea for the crime, but I'm working on it.

With the fall TV season back, it gives me more time to work on that cross-stitch that should have been done in July. Ah, well.

Stitching

Nov. 17th, 2010 09:49 pm
jpgr: (DW 10 Plucky)
I believe I posted a couple of years ago about a Gaelic themed pattern I did. It was one of two and I finally finished framing it and have them right by the front door.




Close-Up )

Ooh Yeah!

Jun. 19th, 2010 12:59 pm
jpgr: (Mets Santana Pumped)
I will admit I was doing a little dance and chant last night after the Mets beat the Yankees 4-0 last night. There were a couple of scary moments as twice the Yankees had the bases loaded. We've just come off two sweeps so I won't hold my breath here, just take my happiness where I can.

I'm seriously writing what could be the last scene of my Psych fic with a chance at one more if I decide to go a different way. I've been posting it in parts on my fic journal to get some constructive criticism as the beta I had lined up never responded past a couple of emails. I've also begun my transcript of 5x4 The Time of Angels and hopefully it won't take so long as the last one.

The stitching. It's becoming a monster. I really need to make myself work on it. I think I'll be taking it with me to New Jersey and maybe get some done during the day (if possible).

Really not much else going on so...

Last Week's Answers

1. Celluloid Heroes --The Kinks
2. New York State of Mind -- Billy Joel
3. Hot Fun in the Summertime -- Sly and the Family Stone
4.

5. My Lovin' -- En Vogue

This Week

1. Ain't it good Ain't it right That you are with me Here tonight
2. ...Baby, what's these things You've been sayin' about me Behind my back
3. ...Your hair streaked wth sun-light, Your lips red as flame, Your face with a lustre that puts gold to shame!
4. ...You don't have to read my mind, to know what I have in mind
5. Left a good job in the city, Workin' for The Man every night and day,
jpgr: (Default)
Hello everyone! I hope all has gone well since we last spoke. As Sister Co already knows, I signed up for a year membership at Curves. (She's the one who gave me a gift month) Today was my second weigh-in, and, although I only lost 1 lb, I've lost .20% body fat, 1" from my waist, 1.25" from my abdomen, .5" from my thigh and 1" from my arm. I think those are good signs. Now I just need to work on getting my appetite under control.

My transcript for Victory of the Daleks is coming along a little slowly as I've has some later afternoons this week but I'm just over the halfway mark. My Psych fic is near done--at least the writing part--and then I need to type it up. The beta I had lined up over at Psychfic.com never got back to me so I may resend to her or start asking for another. I do have the first 3 parts up at my fic journal in the hopes I'll get some constructive criticism.

As for the stitching, I need to make myself work on this thing for more than an hour at night, if that. I'll send a card to my nephew and his wife and hope they'll forgive this breach of wedding etiquette as this will not be done within the year of grace.

OK, baseball. Mets are tied for second, 2.5 out. Who are we tied with, you ask? The Phillies! According to mlb.com, we have more wins than they do (and mores losses too) so that makes me smile.

Last Week

1. Get Up, Stand Up -- Bob Marley
2. Walls Come Tumbling DOwn -- Style Council
3.

4. Maria --Ricky Martin (yes, I have that album)
5. I Feel the Earth Move -- Carole King

This Week

1. Everybody's a dreamer and everybody's a star,
2. Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighbourhood
3. End of the spring and here she comes back Hi Hi Hi Hi there
4. Well, I saw my baby walkin' With another man today
5. ...I remember how it used to be You never was this nice, you can't fool me
jpgr: (LOM Sam in the Rain)
I know, I know. Some of you are about ready to faint as it's been so long. I keep telling myself "Oh, I have to post" and then the notion evaporates. SOrry. Even so, not much is going on. I only have one more tv finale left (Glee) and then the summer shows start up. (Burn Notice last night) As for the stitching, I think I need to request dispensation from my nephew and his wife as there is no way this thing will be done within the required year.

I am making some progress on my Psych fic and posted the first bit at [livejournal.com profile] psych_tv just to see what people thought and of the two who have responded, it seems positive. I might make a start on the transcript for 5x3 of Doctor Who today inbetween cleaning the closet (always fun, right?)

In somewhat pointless trivia, today in 1983, I graduated high school. I can't believe I remember the date like that. What's even more amusing about this is that [livejournal.com profile] coquillagement sees my ol' alma mater more than she does her own. :D

Last Time

1. Abba Dabba Honeymoon -- Debbie Reynolds, Carlton Carpenter (from "Two Weeks with Love")
2. Get Off of My Cloud -- Rolling Stones
3.

4. Runaway -- Del Shannon
5. Come Monday -- Jimmy Buffet

This Week

1. ...Preacher man, don't tell me, Heaven is under the earth.
2. You don’t have to take this crap You don’t have to sit back and relax
3. Brother Pele's in the back, sweet Zina's in the front Cruisin' down the freeway in the hot, hot sun
4. ...She's the one that always turns me on A sexy angel fallen from heaven
5. ...I feel my heart start to trembling Whenever you're around
jpgr: (Castle Poker Face)
It now feels like Florida again these past few days. Palm Beach County actually set a record with the most consecutive days with temperatures under 45 (11). It's mid 70s now but overcast with on-and-off showers.

It's been 6 months of 7am mornings for work and it's hard to make myself stay up till 11! I used to go to bed around midnight all the time now it's strange territory.

I've been re-watching Supernatural, sparked by some fic I was reading. Talk is that this might be the last season and I wonder how they will end it. Will one die? Both? A happy ending where they give up hunting or will they just pick up and keep going? So many ways to go with that.

24 starts up tomorrow! Can't wait.

I've actually been making myself work on the stitching for at least an hour a day so I can see some progress being made.

As for the writing, I'm juggling between two fanfics now, the latest DW on the back burner.

Spring Training tickets go on sale next Saturday!

Anything else? Nope, not really.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

1. Smoke on the Water -- Deep Purple
2. Best of My Love -- the Eagles
3. I Will Follow -- U2
4. Leader of the Pack -- the Shangri-Las
5. Babylon -- David Gray

This Week

"Now go like an Indian, True Son. Give me no more shame."

1. She was a fast machine She kept her motor clean She was the best damn woman that I ever seen
2. What you gonna do when you get out of jail? I'm gonna have some fun
3. When I had you to myself I didn't want you around
4. ....Nobody ever loved me like she does, Ooh she does, yeah she does.
5. ...Ever since our voyage of love began your touch has thrilled me like the rush of the wind

(Quite a variety of styles!)
jpgr: (DW 10 wave ani)
I apologize for the delayed entry. I was talking with Co this morning and she told me that I need to do other posts, not just my quiz. I do, sometimes when there are topics that intrigue me or I want to share something. Right now, I've just been forgetting to post even the quiz so bear with me if it tends to be the same-old, same-old.

Anyway, my sister "George" (on the Weasley scale) is having a landmark birthday in a couple weeks and I've been working on a CD compilation which is always fun to piece together. Just the other day my brother-in-law said he'd like to do a surprise party, mainly just family, so I began looking at flights and no matter how I cut it, it would be $300 for the weekend. Really can't afford that now, especially with the new car payments. I'll send the CDs to "Fred", the responsible sister, and she can take it along to the party. I just want many pictures to be taken and shared.

The stitching, well, let's just say I haven't been working on it as much as I would like. The writing is coming along and soon I'll be able to merge the two parts together and rewrk the end a bit. If anyone is good at choreographing fight scenes, I need one done and I promise to give credit!

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from The Old Man and the Sea

1. Stepping Out -- Joe Jackson
2. Street Fighting Man -- Rolling Stones
3. Stop Sobbin' -- Pretenders
4. Hold Me -- Fleetwood Mac
5. All Together Now -- Beatles

This Week

" 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle." (children's lit)

1. If you, if you could return, Don't let it burn, don't let it fade
2. I'd like to watch you sleep at night To hear you breathe by my side
3. Turn on my V.C.R. Same one I've had for years
4. Does he love me, I wanna know How can I tell if he loves me so
5. Down in Jamaica They got lots of pretty women
jpgr: (Misc Autumn Trees)
OK, little happening here in the way of, well, anything. I've been ignoring my stitching though I plan to make up for it tonight while watching Flash Forward. On the writing front, my TOC-Ten-Donna fic stalled and I've now moved on to or a previous fic. I had originally planned to do a fic completely in one POV of a character abducted and tortured while on suspension so no one realizes he's missing for about a week. (That's a little seed you planted, [livejournal.com profile] dakfinv!) After sending it to beta, the recommendation came back to work a concurrent plot with his brother and friends trying to find him. That's the part I'm working on.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from "The Scottish Play" by Shakespeare.

1. Handle with Care -- Travelling Wilburys
2. Louie Louie -- Kingsmen
3. Teach Your Children -- Crosby Stills & Nash (was Young there?)
4. Three Little Birds -- Bob Marley
5. All Because of You -- U2

This Week

"I have never seen or heard of such a fish.But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars."

1. Now -The mist across the window hides the lines But nothing hides the colour of the lights that shine
2. Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
3. ...Theres one thing you gotta do To make me still want you
4. Can you understand me Baby, dont you hand me a line
5. 1 2 3 4 Can I have a little more
jpgr: (Default)
OK, not much has changed over the last week. Still early hours, still working on the stitching and writing. One thing is that I've taken it upon myself to create a Doctor Who Guide for a friend of mine to help ease her into the classic series. I've done a brief synopsis of each episode and am now working on a profile for each incarnation of the Doctor and companions. If you think I should include something else (perhaps the Master?), let me know.


Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Henry V

1. Love is in the Air -- John Paul Young
2. Ca C'est L'Amour -- John Barrowman (a Cole Porter song)
3. Day Tripper -- U2
4. Angels -- Robbie Williams
5. Sway -- Michael Buble

This Week

"Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'tis the only thing in this world that lasts."

1. ...my lover stands on golden sands and watches the ships that go sailin'
2. Hopes dashed to the floor like shattered teenage dreams.Boys living next door are never what they seem.
3. What happened to the world we knew When we would dream and scheme
4. My love she throws me like a rubber ball
5. Think of your fellow man Lend him a helping hand
jpgr: (Default)
Another week of 5:30 mornings. It's been a month now and my body has already made adjustments to this new schedule. I usually start drifting off around 10 and that's the time the only 2 shows I really watch right now start. (The Philanthropist and Psych) Both are programmed into the VCR. :)

We won't talk baseball. It's as simple as that. I think Co already expressed it quite nicely at her journal.

As you saw previously, I've gotten back into the stitching and I actually started on the names. I'll do a few more stitched on the top half and then I'll be ready to move to the bottom. All the final detailing I'll do all at once.

Writing is moving slowly. In my latest TOC/DW fic, I really have thought of an actual plot as I mainly wanted Alan to meet Donna so the action just might be secondary.

Not much else going on here so on with the quiz.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Walden by Thoreau

1. Love is the Seventh Wave -- Sting
2. I Don't Know How to Love Him -- from Jesus Christ Superstar
3. The Little Old Lady from Pasadena -- Jan and Dean
4. Tomorrow -- from Annie
5. You Raise Me Up -- Josh Groban

This Week

"Then imitate the action of the tiger./Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,/Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage."

1. ...And I don't know if I'm being foolish Don't know if I'm being wise
2. When suddenly you you sight someone for whom you yearn
3. Got a good reason, for taking the easy way out
4. I sit and wait does an angel contemplate my fate
5. ...Other dancers may be on the floor Dear, but my eyes will see only you
jpgr: (SoP Cal Smiling)
It's been awhile, I know, and I'm sorry. To make up for it, you'll get a few pics.

Stop and smell the flowers )
jpgr: (DW I Want to Believe)
Well, for me, there are about 3 "first days" of summer. 1)Openning Day of the baseball season, 2)Memorial Day and 3) the Summer solstice, the "true" first day. Well, wherever you were yesterday and whatever you did, I hope it was fun. As I didn't have plans until later in the day, I was ready to sit and watch the French Open on tv and work on my stitching. ESPN seemed to have different plans as they did not televise the tennis. So I missed watching Nadal, Federer and Roddick. Today, I will get to see Blake and Djokavic so that makes up a bit.

I have been neglecting my stitching so badly these past few days so I plan to really work hard on it today.

As for my writing, I have a few more scenes left to go (at least in my head) but that might change when it comes to the actual writing. I think I may need to do more on that than just at work on my lunch.

I'll be heading up to Maryland in one month so I have to start figuring what errands and chores I can do ahead of time so I'm not breaking my neck on that last day off before the trip. I will admit I am a list-maker when it comes to packing and travelling. If I don't, things are very easily forgotten even if it's something used all the time. Hopefully I won't have to add worrying about hurricane shutters to the list.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare

1. I Got You Babe -- UB40 with Chrissie Hynde
2. Different Drum -- The Stone Ponys (featuring Linda Ronstadt)
3. Night and Day -- Fred Astaire (a Cole Porter composition)
4. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square -- Harry Connick Jr (at least this version)
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For -- U2

This Week

"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."

1. Is it getting better Or do you feel the same
2. I am an antichrist I am an anarchist
3. ...Do my foolish alibis bore you? Well, I'm not too clever, I I just adore you
4. Well, I've roamed about this Earth With just a suitcase in my hand
5. I could see right out my window Walkin down the street, my girl With another guy
jpgr: (DW 4 Glee)
Here you go as promised. I didn't do a thing last night as I was easily distracted trying to find a font online. Anyway, I'll try and do some tomorrow afternoon as I get off early and the same Sunday. Monday and Tuesday I have off so maybe while watching the French Open...

Slowly..." )
jpgr: (JS ani)
Slept in and caught up on some viewing that is piling up. I did see the semifinals for Eurovision. It's a very weird thing for a Yank to watch. The two songs I really like so far are from Armenia and Portugal. (Don't spoil me please about the final!) I have piles of DVDs to go through and I think afterthe season finale of "24" tonight and the season finales tomorrow night of "NCIS" and "The Mentalist", I'll have the time to catch up.

The Mets are still in first place despite losing last night so we'll just have to hope they have LA's number because then it's on to Boston.

As I mentioned before, I'm revamping my icons and included some more of the "lesser" fandoms before entering the "Big 3" of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Life on Mars. It should come out to 30 icons each.

The stitching is moving very slowly and I'll try to get a picture tonight or tomorrow.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's(Philospher's) Stone

1. Waterfalls -- TLC
2. Nothing Compares 2 U -- Sinnead O'Connor
3. Just What I Needed -- The Cars
4. A Day in the Life -- The Beatles
5. She Will be Loved -- Maroon 5

This Week

If I be waspish, best beware my sting

1. They say we're young and we don't know We won't find out until we grow
2. ...You cry and moan and say it will work out But honey child I've got my doubts
3. like the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom when the jungle shadows fall
4. That certain night, the night we met, there was magic abroad in the air,
5. I have climbed highest mountains I have run through the fields
jpgr: (Misc Santana pumped)
Even thought I had to get up at 5:30 this morning. That seems to be the new Saturday schedule for me at work. I don't really like the early start, but I do like getting home at around 3:00. As I was getting ready to go, I saw a customer wearing the "You Never Forget Your First Doctor" shirt. It looks really good in person. Needless to say, I started a conversation. This is the first real-life Who fan I've met. We would have talked longer if I wasn't being rushed to clock-out by the manager.

The Mets are actually on a roll! I love it. They actually had a marvelous game on national tv. (C'mon, [livejournal.com profile] dakfinv, you have to admit it was great)

The stitching is moving ever so slowly and there is no way it will be done in time for the wedding. I've decided to bring it with me, a work-in-progress, just so they can see it.

I went and saw Wolverine on Tuesday. It was interesing to see his beginnings and to pick out things that would later appear in the other movies.

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from The Picture of Dorian Gray

1. Love + One -- Haircut 100
2. Beechwood4-5789 -- The Marvelettes
3. One -- from A Chorus Line
4. Heroes -- David Bowie
5. Don't Leave Me This Way -- Thelma Houston

This Week

I'm skipping over a few entries of quotes in order to find one that I think the majority of visitors have read.

"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

1. A lonely mother gazing out of her window Staring at her son that she just cant touch
2. It's been seven hours and fifteen days Since you took your love away
3. I dont mind you comin here And wastin all my time
4. I read the news today oh boy
5. Beauty queen of only eighteen She had some trouble with herself
jpgr: (DW 10 recline ani)
here it is as promised. Sorry it's a little late.





Back Again

Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:09 am
jpgr: (DW 10 recline ani)
OK, now that company is gone and Co is back home, it's time to continue posting. Not much is going on so I think a quick rundown is good.

1. Stitching: It's coming along well though I still have my doubts it'll be ready in time for the wedding July 3. I'll put up a picture later in the week.

2. Writing: My story revolving around The Sound of Drums has been posted around LJ and on some other fic sites but still no reviews. :( I'm working on its sequel so hopefully that should be up soon.

3. Fandom/TV: Prison Break started up again Friday. However, there are only 4 episodes left. Ashes to Ashes also returned this week and with a new underlying mystery regarding Alex. I got to watch Planet of the Dead with my niece and nephew the Saturday before Easter. It wasn't "wow" in any realy sense, more of a romp. Nothing new until around November according to RTD. Oh, has anyone else been catching the Firefly winks in recent episodes of Castle?

4. Baseball: OK, not a great start by any means, (below 500 at 6-7) but it's early days yet.

OK, I think that's everything so now to what you've been waiting for.

Last Time's Answers

The quote was from Uncle Tom's Cabin

1. At Your Side -- The Corrs
2. Games Without Frontiers -- Peter Gabriel
3. Save a Prayer -- Duran Duran
4. Good Day Sunshine -- The Beatles
5. I Wanna be Sedated -- the Ramones

This Week

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport

1. ...Oh, youre a hard one I know that you got your reasons
2. Dear God, you made many, many poor people. I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
3. Hey where did we go, Days when the rains came
4. I didn't hear you leave I wonder how am I still here
5. ...I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway, lookin' for the love getaway
jpgr: (BlkPl Carlisle resting face on hands)
I know I said I would take a pic every week, but Ireally didn't do much that you could really see until Sunday. I've been picking away at night for an hour here and there so...





Co should be here some time tomorrow as they are now on the road from NJ. I should have something else to post then as I want her to see it first.
jpgr: (LOM Sam Lucozade)
OK, now with the baseball post done...

Hm, what to talk about?

I'm really trying to get myself working on this cross-stitch but I really don't think it'll be done in time for the wedding. I really should've started sooner.

Writing: Well, the first part of the fic is done. This being the part that relates to The sound of Drums. I just need to watch the episode again (yeah, tough, I know) to get some more of the details down. If you think i should post chapter format (small installments) or sectional (larger pieces) or wait till it's all done, let me know.

2 weeks until the first visitors arrive. I think I will need to do a major cleaning of the room which may require the moving of furniture for vacuuming.

Other than that, not much else going on so here comes the quiz

Last Week's Answers

The quote was from Farenheit 451

1. My Cherie Amour -- Stevie Wonder
2. You Gotta Be -- Des'ree
3. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing -- The New Seekers (best known because of this)

4. Cabaret -- Liza Minelli (from Cabaret
5. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) -- REM

This Week

"Comrade, I did not want to kill you...I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late."

1. I was once out strolling one very hot summer's day When I thought I'd lay myself down to rest
2. Talking away I don't know what I'm to say I'll say it anyway
3. There's a little ditty They're singing in the city Espeshly when they've been On the gin
Or the beer
4. Ring! ring! its 7:00 a.m.! Move yself to go again Cold water in the face Brings you back to this awful place
5. It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart Without saying a word you can light up the dark

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