lathriel: (violin)
go to youtube, search "beached as" and enjoy the wonders of a New Zealand accent. ;D

Last night made yesterday so much better. Becky and i went to a pub called the Red Lion with Kate and Lisa, our English flatmates, and when that closed (at 11 ;p) we headed to a pub called O'neill's that had a live band playing covers. It was so much fun. I have discovered that I love to dance, and while that has made clubbing appealing while I'm here, last night was by far the best because I got to dance to covers of Brian Adams, Pink Floyd, Oasis, and a bunch of other artists I can't name but I recognized their songs. And with three other classy ladies! And a whole bar full of pissed old men, some of which were doing the can-can. At the end of the night the last song was "Hey Jude" and we got pulled into a huge circle, arms-on-your-neighbors'-shoulders-style, rocking side to side... then jumping up and down. It was so cheesy, and yet so awesome.

Unfortunately, I have that nasty cough again. You might think, based on my entries, that I'm still sick because I'm out drinking every night, but you'd be wrong. I'm not "sick" per se- I feel awesome. I have energy, and brain power, and I'm out and about and happy as a clam all the time. I just have this annoying cough. Plus, the mornings after I'm NOT out drinking, my throat hurts again. How do you like them apples?

Anyway. Tonight we're going to try to cross off some more pubs from the Definitive Oxford Pub Crawl poster, then head down to the bit of the Thames that runs through Oxford and go for a nighttime stroll. It should be nice.

And yes, I'm still texting with the Texan Aeronaut, heheh.

OH and His Dark Materials the play will be playing at the Oxford Playhouse at the end of April!!! Yeeep! XD
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I went for a walk today by myself, into the city center/centre to do some writing at a cafe. It was pleasant, even though there was some wet snow on the way there. I also stopped at a used bookstore to look for antique fairy tales for Sarah and Jenn, but all I found was real antiques that I couldn't afford :/

Some pictures )

At the cafe, I read through Part I of The Poppet and the Lune, the first story arc entitled "A Heart Full of Stitches" (credited to [ profile] glamourkin ). I am happy with it. I'm going to go through and divide it into smaller chapters, and I am considering doing a web serial. Why you might ask? Well, if I can build an audience it will look good when I finally go to query it. Also, it will force me to write. Also, ever since the conception of this story I had the idea that it should be published as a serial. I might do it as a web serial first, then try to get it into magazines. Who knows.

Does anyone know the deal with copyright and the different blogging sites? Do they own it? Does no one? I thought I'd read somewhere that blogging was as good as publishing... I don't know.

Anyway, I also stopped at a Chinese medicine place at the Westgate Shopping Centre because my bronchial area has been feeling not so great. They gave me some kind of powder to drink like tea... we'll see. I'm assuming this is mostly from the insane adrenaline before I left, and then the fast climate change, and then the sleeplessness and accidental starvation. The tea-ish stuff is actually not too bad. The stuff in my lungs is gross, though.

I actually meditated today, too! That was nice. It was more visualization and path-working than mind-clearing, though. A good time was had by all ;D I have so much free time on my hands here since I only have each class once a week, and can't work. I should probably be writing more, but I should also be seeing more of the city (even though it's really small). I'm working on finding a groove here... in the mean time spontaneity rules the day ;)

lathriel: (no drugs)
Everything happens for a reason... so why did I waste my time at the endocrinologist this morning?

Maybe it's not a waste. Maybe when I go for bloodwork this afternoon the tests will show something. But she didn't seem to think there was anything to worry about- she didn't really share her thoughts at all- I hate how cold and officious and distant allopathic doctors are. Meh. All she did was warn me that 10% of lumps like this are cancerous, so I should get an aspiration (NEEDLE THROUGH MY THROAT TO GET A SAMPLE, YUM!) just to be sure. Hells fucking no! You're lucky I'm willing to let you take my blood, frickin' leeches.

SO, I shouldn't jump to conclusions that I wasted my time. I don't have cancer, I know that. Maybe they will find something in the blood. The blood. THE BLOOOOOOD.

God i'm in a goofy mood ;p

ps: Laura made a fantastic dinner last night, and we and Sarah and Jenn saw Slumdog Millionaire (for the third time for me!!!) but we missed the first few minutes :( Sarah and Jenn, you MUST SEE IT AGAIN!!!

Plus there was a cute boy at the concessions with hot Buddhist tattoos... oh the irony of permanently inscribing symbols of a religion that promotes the ideas of impermanence!
lathriel: (eek)
One of the agents I queried on Monday has requested the first 50 pages of The Hierophant!

My query isn't even that good!

But my doctor says I need to get an ultrasound of my thyroid!

I don't care, I is happeh! I've got medical insurance, and miracles of modern and ancient medicine, and I've got the knowledge that I'm living my dreams, and anything is possible!



Edited to add: Um, also, I just got my ticket in the mail for my flight from JFK to Heathrow (London).

Can my brain explode now with how awesome life is??? Wait, no. Cause this is what life is supposed to be- endless blissful opportunities and gifts from the Universe...

Still, I think I'll do a little happy dance. ;D


Oct. 31st, 2007 11:48 am
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