history_gurl: (sga together)
2011-02-21 07:26 pm
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they say it's your birthday

Well happy birthday to ya!

For my dear birthday celebrating friend [personal profile] aithine who likely thinks I have been eaten by polar bears here in the great white north

A short birthday story )
history_gurl: (hewlett guitar)
2009-06-29 10:28 pm
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Proud parent posting

So, Thing Two had her grade 8 graduation last Thursday night. Grade 8 grad was NOT like this when I was there. Oh well. They got dressed up, and had a dance afterward. And they all looked like 21 year olds!

I have the pics to prove it. )
history_gurl: (bsg so screwed)
2009-06-18 10:29 pm
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My job, it is hectic

So, found out I got the job last Friday. Got a phone call from new boss yesterday (Wednesday). New boss says "Can you start next week?" I say, of course. Cool, says she, you'll need to be in London, Ontario for training, intakey stuff on Monday. Gah!!!!!!!

Things have been a bit hectic here since yesterday. Had to reschedule father's day stuff with my dad as I'll be driving to London on Sunday. Had to find a hotel to stay at. Still have to find someone to drive Thing 2 to guitar lessons on Monday night. Then, looked at wardrobe only to discover that I no longer own much of anything that could be described as "business casual". Ack, must shop tomorrow night. Good thing I like it when things are hectic.

*superseekrit message to ancarett: barn is changed to late Sat. afternoon/early evening that work for you?*
history_gurl: (baal fandom)
2009-06-13 08:44 pm
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I Can Has Job!

So, for those of you who don't know, I have been running a safety consulting business for the past few years, here in my beautiful hometown. I work mostly with construction companies, and some commercial clients. And they work mostly with the two big nickel (hee, a pun) companies here in town.

Well, those two nickel giants are well on their way to rolling up the sidewalks here. They've announced layoffs and shutdowns, and there is a possible strike or lock out coming at one of them. This has not boded well for my future (or current, for that matter) employment. So, I've been trying to get myself a permanent, steady job with someone else for a few months now.

I had resigned myself, and the children (sometimes known as Thing 1 and Thing 2), to having to leave town for work. In fact, we almost moved to Edmonton, but they found someone local for that job. So, there I was, not pleased and looking even farther afield, when Canada Post called me about a job as a Health and Safety Officer I had applied for months ago. Long story short ... I got the damned job!

Now, not only will we not have to move, I gonna be workin' for the gov'mint. And we all know you pretty much have to kill someone to lose a government job. Bwahahahahahah! I got it made, kids.

So, yeah, I'm a little relieved. Can you tell? Gonna reduce a lot of stress around here. Gonna go do some more happy dancing now.
history_gurl: (The horsegirl)
2008-10-27 08:58 pm
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Holy Shit! I bought a horse

So, um, yeah, we bought a horse on Saturday. She's a four year old, bay mare. Green broke. Thoroughbred. Her registered name is Majestic Jet. We changed her barn name to Maia. Pictures under the cut.

Our horse, let me show you it )
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2008-10-15 09:32 pm
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Friends, LJ users, countrymen ...

lend me your ear. I come not to praise my computer, but to bury it. )
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2008-05-06 11:00 pm
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Is this thing on?

Gather Round Children ...

And listen to my tale of woe )
history_gurl: (Default)
2008-02-21 10:19 pm

Birthday greetings

To [livejournal.com profile] aithine

Happy birthday, lady! I'd offer you porn, but, um, the writing mojo is a little rusty right now. I'm working at it though.

Hope your day was made of awesome cakes, covered with awesome sauce, with awesome sprinkles. Wow, that was overboard, even for me.

*smooches*
history_gurl: (sga pensive mckay)
2008-02-11 10:48 pm
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New SGA fic

Okay, so I wrote this ages (wow, almost a year) ago for a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] sg1_five_things. The prompt was "Five ways Rodney ends all life in the universe by accident."

I then promptly (pun intended), forgot to post it. Then life got all hectic and it languished on my hard drive ... for almost a YEAR. Sheesh, I need to get on eljay more.

Anyways, here it is. Poor [livejournal.com profile] aithine did outstanding beta duty on this for me, but it's been so long she's probably forgotten all about it by now. Please to be excusing her for all errors, they are mine, mine, mine.

Warnings: Um, the universe ends? Repeatedly? Also, spoilers for SG1 "Redemption" and SGA "The Game". Hmm, that should be all.

Rodney Is the End of the World )
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2008-02-08 10:30 pm
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Holy shit! I bought a house

So, um, yeah, I know I haven't posted in forever. Long story short ... work, work and more work. But I've started a new(ish) job. Same field, human hours. I even have supper with my kids every day! This is a good thing, as they threatened to divorce me.

Seeing as work would no longer be providing me with the amount of stress I've become accustomed to ... I bought a house. It's 91 years old, and it's adorable. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, garage, partially finished basement. And we love it. We move in April 30.

Here's a picture of the outside. Oh, about the snow? We've actually had about three times that much snow this year, but it keeps melting between storms. Thank god!




Wow, I can't believe I bought a house. Mostly because it means I have to start packing again. Argh!

PS - Five bedrooms means lots of room for visitors. Hint Hint [livejournal.com profile] aithine
history_gurl: (The horsegirl)
2007-07-18 09:48 pm
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CAUTION: Proud Parent Posting

So, I've been meaning to make this post for, oh, about three days now. But, with one thing and another (work, work, driving all over Ontario for work, and making the icon to grace this post), I hadn't quite gotten to it yet.

However, I am now doing it. I am posting gushing praise (and pictures) of this past weekend's horse show.

Here there be horsies )
history_gurl: (bsg so screwed)
2007-06-07 09:32 pm

Stanley Cup Woes

So, it seems that the Senators lost last night. And they lost big ... 6-2. What the hell is that? Anyway, they went down, four games to one, and the damn Ducks get to keep Lord Stanley's Cup. This, in and of itself, is a sad, sad thing. But there is worse, people!

You see, in a fit of optimism (I really should have known better, the Sens have choked every year in the playoffs) I made a little wager with [livejournal.com profile] cmk418. Now, to be honest, the Leafs are more my team than the Sens. And the Blackhawks are her addiction, not the Ducks. But, well, these teams made it to the finals, and they happen to be within our respective geo-political areas (state for her, province for me), so we callowly switched our allegiances. Yes, we jumped on those Cup-covered bandwagons. I know, shallow of me. But really, did you expect any different? I embrace my shallowness, people!

Anyway, I may have taunted that I would be eating roast Duck by the end of this thing. And she may have suggested that the person who lives closest to the losing team should write a request fic for the person who lives closest to the winning team. And I may have agreed. Oh, when will I ever learn not to wager?

So, hon ... hit me with your request. I may have to sit in a trailer for nine hours on Saturday. That should produce fic, no?

And if anyone else wants a specific fic/pairing/chance to berate me for not finishing the fic I already owe you, this would be the time to speak up.
history_gurl: (Default)
2007-05-31 05:04 pm
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Seems Barak can't count

So, yesterday, in his interview with people who were NOT LJ users, Barak Berkowitz said

"the company would "obviously apologize" to anyone whose journal was deleted in error but added: "That's going to be a very small minority of the sites. I would be shocked if it's more than a dozen." source

And yet, today, he posts in [livejournal.com profile] news that LJ is unsuspending approximately HALF of the journals they smacked around in their ill-advised, poorly planned and shoddily executed attempt to banish pedophiles.

Oh, Barak, that wasn't just a little 120 volt shock, was it? Wonder if his hair has curled yet.
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2007-05-30 07:47 pm
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My 2 cents

So, I wasn't planning to wade into any of the latest kerfuffle, but I feel compelled to share this with any of my f-list who somehow hasn't managed to see it yet.

[livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts is tallying to number of LJ members who belong to fandom. Go, read the user info, join if you feel the need. I, personally, am interested to see what percentage of their customer base is being alienated by the purge.
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2007-02-15 09:34 pm
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Birthday Wishes

Huge Happies to [livejournal.com profile] salzanetta.

You can't see it, but I'm doing a lovely birthday dance for you!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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2006-12-23 07:56 pm
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More vacation pics

Okay kids, we got more pics.  The first three are from yesterday, when the weather was fantastic and we spent six hours beside the pool.  The last two are from today.  The wind picked up a little and we had some cloud cover.  Made for a beautiful sunrise and some nice little white caps foaming over the reef.

Nothing but blue skyKids plus extra
Nothing but blue sky

Kids plus extra

SunsetishSunrise
Sunsetish

Sunrise

Windy day today 
Windy day today

 


And look at me making the rich text work.  Yay me!!!!!!!!!!!!

history_gurl: (Default)
2006-12-21 07:08 pm
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I think this might work

Okay, lemme see if I can do this all by my little self.

Drumroll please .............


A Room with a View A Room with a View
Think I can do a half gainer from here? Think I can do a half gainer from here?
Eighteen holes of gorgeousness Eighteen holes of gorgeousness
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
The hotel beach facing west The hotel beach facing west
The hotel beach facing east The hotel beach facing east
Huh, this water is wet Huh, this water is wet
I like this beach I like this beach



ETA: Of course, if you wish to see the titles of the pictures, you have to highlight the whole damn page. They are to the right of the pics. And no, I have no idea why LJ hates me so. *le sigh*
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2006-12-21 06:47 pm
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This is me ...

IN BERMUDA!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111!!!!!!!!!

Okay, seriously have NO inclination to go home ever again. We landed to a beautiful day with light cloud cover and a temperature hovering around 20 C, that'd be 70s to you fareheit folks. I have used the word balmy before. I even thought I understood the word balmy before. I was wrong. This place? Is balmy. And beautiful, did I mention beautiful?

The roads are narrow and twisty, with stone retaining walls. The houses and hotels are pastel coloured with white roofs that are used to catch the rain for drinking water. The palm trees are decorated at our hotel with literally thousands of mini Christmas lites. And the view? They upgraded us to an ocean view room with a balcony. This, my friends, is heaven.

I already killed a set of batteries on the camera. *snerk* But I shall try to figure out how to upload photos to the gallery later tonight or tomorrow. Without [livejournal.com profile] aithine to help me, I might just be screwed. Oh, wait, I don't care ... I'm on vacation in Bermuda.

For the record, the kids have already been in the ocean at the beach. It wasn't quite intentional, but hey, the footing was treacherous what with the fact that they were giggling and shoving each other.

I'm sure I have much more gushing to do, but I'm arm wrestling the kid for computer time. She has to keep all her peeps updated on MSN. Sheesh, it'd be much easier if she had LJ. Dear lord, pretend I never said that!

Wish me luck with the gallery thing! Oh, and by the way ... Bermuda is beautiful.
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2006-12-18 10:18 pm
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Countdown to Bermuda

In two and a half days, I will be in Bermuda. Let there be much rejoicing.

I really, really need this vacation. Particularly after another day dealing with idiots at work. I mean, I only have to get through two days this week. Two days. How hard could it be? Well, when dealing with contractors who have their own heads so far up their asses that they have to drill through their belly buttons to see daylight ... it's hard. *sigh*

On the upside ... Bermuda. Now, if I could only finish the thousand and one things I have to finish before I leave, everything will be just fine.
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2006-12-12 10:42 pm
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10 Facts

RULES: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog entry of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. No tagbacks.

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] cmk418

1. I am fascinated by memes when I am extremely tired.

2. I sometimes count my steps when I walk. But I don't count the total, I only count to eight. I blame the dance lessons.

3. I really do hear the character voices in my head when I write. I also hear the original artist singing in my head when I try to remember a song. I think that's why I find it so difficult to make a song my own. I can't reconcile the changes I want to make with what I hear in my head.

4. I am terrified of moths to the point where just knowing that they are flying nearby makes me freak out inside. I try valiantly to hide this fear. I don't think I'm fooling anyone, least of all the moths.

5. My mother wanted to name me Stephanie. My father somehow vetoed that. Instead, I am named after a Hollies song and one of Bobby Kennedy's daughters. I hated my name when I was younger, but I really sorta like it now.

6. My oldest daughter is named after a porn star. Her father picked the name. I was unaware of the porn connection until well after her birth. He claims he didn't know about it either. I'm still suspicious.

7. I am going to be a biological aunt for the first (and likely only) time within the next month. Oddly enough, I am only moderately excited about this.

8. I really don't understand all the fuss about Harry Potter.

9. I haven't put up a single Christmas decoration this year since we'll be away. The experience has been strangely liberating. I do find myself singing a lot more Christmas songs though.

10. Writing this was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Neat though.

Since I'm not terribly good at following directions sometimes, I'm not going to tag six of you to play. Rather, I open this one up to the floor. Have at it if you wanna.

As for me? I'm off to sleep.