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23 November 2010 @ 10:44 pm
Various Real Life Updates...  
Look you guys, I downloaded some Alison Lohman icons. I am excited.

In other news, my sister had her job interview today and she is hopeful, but won't hear anything until after the holiday weekend. Boo that. She is worried she is going to have to repeatedly tell people on Thursday that, no, she does not have a job yet. I think she is over-estimating the number of people in our family who are even aware she is about to be unemployed, so...

On Dec 4th, my Canadian brother and his family are coming for a visit. I feel like they were just here. It's mostly just obnoxious because my brother is one of those crazy worry-wort fathers that freaks out if his kid makes a single noise of discontent and hovers around you while you hold her. I worked with kids for almost 12 years man, I know how to handle a baby, thanks. Also, as the person in this family who doesn't have a job, it is expected of me to entertain them every single second. Which is bullshit, because my dad and my brother both don't have jobs either, but they are men, so they don't have to do anything. And it also means both my crazy as fuck parents will be up in my house being, you know, crazy as fuck.

So, the holidays have begun.

And since I am bitching - I could not drag myself out of bed today. I felt like I was drugged, it was ridiculous. Then about five minutes after I got up, I was doubled over with horrendous cramps. So, that's started just in time for me to entertain a house full of people on Thursday.

There must be something good I have to report...

Did you see my Alison Lohman icon?! heehee I got like ten of them, including the one pic I used for my current hairstyle. I only don't have any of her with Sam Rockwell or one of her from White Oleander where she cut off all her hair and went goth/punk. That is so me. Still, I got some really cute ones. They make me happy.

Okay, off to post fic. That's right, I said post fic!
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on November 24th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
The best recommendation I can give you is to run errands. Lots of them. Possibly involving hours in a movie theatre.... (Megamind is good fun.)

I shall be completely alone at home for Thanksgiving, as my husband is working Th-Sun 12 hours shifts... but I'll go to Orphans Thanksgiving with my friends on Saturday, and all will be well. :)
dodger_sister: alison-home-ingenueiconsdodger_sister on November 25th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
That would be a good idea, except I don't have a car. I don't ever get to go anywhere that someone doesn't take me. I'm trapped, here in the house like a rat...and they all know it! My family. Last time my brother was visiting, some friends of his I didn't know came over to see him, so I decided it was a good time to clean my room. So I excused myself. After a half hour, he came in and was like, "Aren't you coming out?" and I was like, "Dude, still cleaning my room." When I finished after about an hour, I decided to take five minutes and check my email. He comes in and is all, "That's not cleaning your room," and I was like, "No, it's checking my email for the first time all week." Every. Single. Second. I'm so screwed.

I am so sorry your husband has to work on Thanksgiving. That is a bummer. It sounds like your husband has crazy work hours. You should do what we did tonight, while my sister made pies, and watch a Buffy marathon. We started with the season four Thanksgiving episode and then just randomly picked eps after that as we went along. We skipped ahead to season six and did Tabula Rasa and then we skipped over and did some Angel eps. It was fun.

Who puts on the Orphans Thanksgivng, if you don't mind me asking?

Happy Thanksgiving!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on November 25th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Man, that sucks. Ever tempted to tell your brother to fuck the hell off? I surely would be....

Another couple has been watching all of Buffy and Angel with us, mostly in order (it's easier to do a whole disc at a time than to swap out Angel, Buffy, Angel, Buffy, now that we're to seasons four and one, respectively). We usually do three or four episodes, with dinner, one night a week. It's so great to see them all again (though I'm not especially looking forward to Crazy Cordy in AtS Season 4)!

Orphans Thanksgiving gets shared around between us - it's for whomever isn't going to relatives/is staying in town - but the people WITH family got jealous, so now it's on the Saturday after Thansgiving instead. Friends get together instead of family.
dodger_sister: alison-home-ingenueiconsdodger_sister on November 26th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
You know, when it is someone who is in my life and that I actually have a real relationship wtih, I tend to tell them when they are being a dick. But I always feel like my brother is around so little, what is the point of the confrontation? Except now he has this baby and both my parents are sick and it looks like he is going to be making more of an effort to come home for visits. Which, we have been telling him for the past two years that Mom and Dad are not doing well, so I'm glad he finally realizes that we aren't full of shit...but it didn't occur to me that would mean he would come home more than once a year.

I forgot you were doing the whole Buffy/Angel rewatch with your friends. Yeah, then you don't want to go out of order probably.

though I'm not especially looking forward to Crazy Cordy in AtS Season 4

But then after that you get Season Five of Angel and that is an aweosme season! I agree though, Season Four kind of blew. There were moments and character pieces that were amazing, but mixed all together into one long storyline and it didn't make any sense and it angered me that Cordy wasn't CORDY! You know.

Back when I was about 19/20, we had something similar to that for Thanksgiving. Now we skip the food portion and just go to the movies and then come back and have pie. :)

PS: Athough, Season Four of Angel does have Hot!Wesley, so there is that. ;)

Edited at 2010-11-26 11:40 pm (UTC)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on November 27th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
You know, when it is someone who is in my life and that I actually have a real relationship with, I tend to tell them when they are being a dick. But I always feel like my brother is around so little, what is the point of the confrontation? That pretty much covers my relationship with my brother... and my Dad too, actually. *sigh* Brother's arrogant beyond belief, Dad ditto sexist.
ranua: I'm a fucking demonranua on November 24th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
Remember, homicide is not a viable option when it comes to family. Although, I think it might be mitigating circumstances.

Not only will I continue to think good things for your sisters job prospects, I'll hope for your family holiday crap to go smoothly. Fortunately my family holiday crap is staying at home while I go to friends. Go me! I really lucked out this year.
dodger_sister: alison-home-ingenueiconsdodger_sister on November 25th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Remember, homicide is not a viable option when it comes to family.

Why not? /whines/ But I want too! Fine. /pout/

Not only will I continue to think good things for your sisters job prospects, I'll hope for your family holiday crap to go smoothly. Fortunately my family holiday crap is staying at home while I go to friends. Go me! I really lucked out this year.

Thank you, I just feel like the holidays have one obligation after another and I can really only handle my family in small doses. Here's hoping all the "grown ups" leave early and we can get drunk and go see Chris Pine on a runaway train at the theater tomorrow!

How did you swing getting to go to a friends for Thanksgiving? That's the way to go! Enjoy that! Happy Thanksgiving!
ranuaranua on November 29th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Years ago, (after The Boy was like 7) I decided the hell with all the 'obligations'. That we'd do what family stuff we wanted and not feel any guilt. It's just too damn hard with four step/blended families to keep up with. I get crap, but I ignore it.

Since my mom moved back to northern Minnesota I've spent most holidays at my best friends parents house. My brother does a holiday thing, but since he got married and I realized I really can't stand her, we don't do holidays together anymore. It's better for what harmony we can manage.
liptonrmliptonrm on November 24th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Does this mean I have to get some Mary Louise Parker icons? Because that would take some work, and we all know how lazy I am.

Family is stupid, and the French-Canadians are the stupidest of all (note for other readers: I don't mean French-Canadians in general, just the French-Canadian members of Dodger's family). They make your parents extra-super-duper crazy along with all of the other problems they bring with them. UGH!

The only good thing is that at least they're coming before Narnia opens so that we don't have to take them with us again. OMG NARNIA!!!!!
dodger_sister: alison-home-ingenueiconsdodger_sister on November 25th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
I got one of her with the short blonde hair and the black dress and she is waving all coyly at someone and it reads, "Well, hi there," and I'm like, "heehee, I'm flirty and kinda slutty!!"

Because I love you

And because I know you are lazy

And because I love you again

There you go! Download away!

I have new crazy ass things to report about my mother, in regards to how all the French-Canadians make her maniac when they aren't even here yet!! And also, I keep forgetting to tell you about Canadian-Brother offering advice on J's job situation - I keep not telling you because I don't want to mention it in front of her, lest she have her head explode. Remind me to tell you all the drama later.

For Narnia!!!! For Aslan!!! I want to come home now, Narnia!!!!!!