My default cards are Christmas, but just let me know if you'd like something else (diff holiday, generic happy holidays, winter, postcard from SF, etc.)
I'm still seeing my shrink every 6 weeks or so just to check in. I've started going to an acupuncturist and I love it. My insurance doesn't cover this place so it's $90 a visit but I think it's worth it. I've only been 3 times so far so I want to go for at least another month or so to see if there's any long term benefits. It's not just needles either. They hook me up to electricity so the pulses get deeper into my tissue. Here's a picture of my neck I had my mom take so I could see what it looked like. ( Picture under cutCollapse )
Other than that I'm just working, trying to catch up with all the crap I've DVR'd, and trying to find motivation and energy to break out of the rut I live in. I've been trying to be a bit more creative. At lunch on Friday, I was drawing and my coworker was paining with pastels. We're all clearly stressed and looking for outlets. I'd like to read more and work on my drawing. I was never super serious before but I did draw a lot more often. Mostly Sailor Moon stuff but I drew my own left hand once and really liked it. I'm just so jealous of fanartists and I'd like to be able to draw what I like. I know you get better with practice but some people just have a gift. And I don't even have patience.
Oh! And William Shatner responded to me on Twitter so LIFE = MADE.
On the plus side, my mom and I randomly decided to go to Pier 39 today. We got lunch from Boudin, walked around a bit, played one of those theater games where you shoot zombies and aliens (so much fun), and since I had forgotten to take my Merlin and Arthur action figures out of my purse, I decided to take a pic of them sightseeing ^_^
Here they are admiring Alcatraz.
There was also a Sherlock minisode released today but I can't even talk about that right now. Between Merlin today, Doctor Who tomorrow (can't wait for Capaldi but I'm not ready to say goodbye to Matt), and Sherlock on New Year's Day, I just can't any more.
I'm pretty sure I also had a panic attack which made it harder to breathe. It still feels a bit like I'm trying to breathe under water, but before it was nearly impossible to even take a breath.
I landed yesterday around 2pm. Took the tube and found my hotel. Tried my hardest to stay awake and get used to London time but started falling asleep around six. Woke up wide awake at 3am so called mom since it was only 7pm at home. Went back to sleep but I'm still suffering from a head cold and it was hard to stay asleep. Got a late start today and really only went out to go watch Mojo, with Colin Morgan.
The night before the play, I asked on Tumblr if anyone else was going and wanted to meet up. I actually met up with someone who I wasn't even friends with. She was really nice though. We got food and she showed me a bit around the area before the show started. She's from Singapore but comes here often. Sometimes I really like talking to strangers online ;)
It had rained during the play and it was dark and freezing, so afterwards I went straight back to the hotel. Got sandwiches and crips from a shop for dinner. Right now I'm in my pjs watching TV.
Anyway, that's all so far. Just wanted to say hi and say I made it alive. LJ won't let me post pictures rn but I've posted a couple on twitter (spacemonkeyluvn) if you wanna take a look.
I was hoping to go with the friend I went with last time to see The Mighty Boosh but she can't go. I've already requested the time off from work so I guess for the first time, I'm traveling by myself. I won't lie, I'm terrified. I know for some people traveling on their own is nothing. And I'm going to England for crying out loud. I speak English and I've been there before. I'm a mix of excited, disbelief, and anxious. I'm scared my anxiety will overpower everything though and I really don't want that. I know that I don't do a lot. I also know there is a lot I would not enjoy doing. But I do want to try a bit more. Get out. Do things I guess. Be just a bit less of a hermit.
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Anyway, I don't want to focus on that since that was from a few days ago anyway and I've mostly moved on from it ;) So... London! I already bought tix to the play (still debating about seeing it more than once) and my plane tix. I need to pay off my credit card this week and then I can book a hotel. I know I'm going to the play. I really want to go to Warwick Castle to see the Merlin tower. I most likely will, I just don't know how that'll work since I don't drive. I probably want to do Camden again. I want to finally go on the London Eye. But I don't have that many specific things I want to do I guess. I contacted a friend of a friend on FB and we're going to try meeting up at some point. (She was my friend's roommate at UCSC and now lives in London. She's cool.) But other than that, I have no idea. Any recommendations? Assuming anyone made it this far ;)
So I don't actually have anything to post about right now. I've taken the day off work for my birthday and I'm being super lazy. I feel kind of bad for not trying to hang out with friends but it's hard in the middle of the week. I don't want to do anything. I'll try to do something this weekend. I really want to watch Gravity even though I know it'll just give me panic attacks and nightmares.
Today though, I'm just laying in bed and watching everything that's been building up on my DVR. I want to watch movies or marathon something but I can't find the motivation to start. I'm the most indecisive person I know. So instead I'm dicking around Tumblr all day :P
Oh, I did watch the most recent Ikuta Toma movie since it was finally subbed and I was hit by the realization that I miss his face. And voice and body and acting. I even made a little photoset for Tumblr. I don't even remember when I last made something on PS.
My friend's bday was yesterday though and we're both huge fans of Parks & Rec. Her favorite character is Ron Swanson so I made her a little something:
I love the Hannibal fandom, or Fannibals as we like to be called. We came out of nowhere but we came together. We sent biz cards with #EatTheRude to NBC. We created new hashtags each week and made them trending topics on Twitter. We Tweeted, we reblogged, we created art. Bryan Fuller retweeted me and favorited a few of my tweets. I love that he's as involved in this as we are. The tags on the NBCHannibal Tumblr are some of my favorite things ever.
Anyway I'm just really excited about my show. Which is on. So I shall say goodnight for now.
I was afraid it would never get here but I got my Merlin Game prizes in the mail today. The ones I won for the Hypable dialog contest (http://spacemonkeyluvn.livejournal.c