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Firstly, thank you everso to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] xsnarkasaurus for the adorable dragon on my profile! ♥

I had a most wunderbar weekend on a ski trip with my friends! It was preceded by a nutso week. I shall talk about them! (With a couple visual aids!)

My nutso and (sometimes) wunderbar life. )

This weekend was ALSO a fantastic weekend for my beloved football teams. Sadly I wasn't able to watch it live, but since I was off having so much fun that's okay. :) I got back from snowshoeing Saturday to find that Mainz had won 4-0!!! The noise I made when I saw that would have terrified dogs, haha. My beautiful Ádám scored for the first time since coming back from injury, AND it was against the same team he tore his ACL against more than a year ago! I'm so happy for him. Zidan scored his fourth goal in four games for us, bless his heart. My favorite teeny one, Nicolai, also nicked a goal, and EMCM finished poor Kaiserslautern off. It was our big derby too! Beyond pleased to see all my boys so happy. ♥♥

Also happy were my other boys in red and white, who won THEIR derby 5-2! That's right, Arsenal TROUNCED Sp*rs, and it was glorious. They went down 2-0, then came back to score 5 unanswered goals, including a truly glorious Robin van Perfect strike and FINALLY a Rosicky goal after which he looked so happy I got all teary. AND a Sagna header! AND a Walcott brace! Ahhhh! Take THAT, Gareth fucking Bale, with your stupid face and your stupid dives. The relief of the Arsenal boys was palpable, and the Emirates was just hopping (I managed to catch part of the second half on a skippy stream at the lodge). YAY!


Ádám and Mo are my darling derbysieger! <333

Lalala that's it for tonight!
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This is my 2,501st post! Yay! *throws confetti* My my, I've certainly had a lot to say, haven't I? Not recently as much, sadly, but LJ has been such a hugely important part of my life for the last 6 years or so. I'm so glad I found it and all of you. ♥

Life things! My daddy has now moved to Ann Arbor and it's so wonderful to have him around. He's moved into his brother's house because he couldn't afford to keep his house in Connecticut anymore. It's unfortunate, and he's sad he had to leave my sister (who's in high school and living with my mom), but he's always loved Ann Arbor and so much more of his family (his two siblings, his nieces and nephews, me!) are here and I think it's going to ultimately make him happier. He already got a good offer on his house back in CT and the inspection process is underway, so fingers crossed that that all goes smoothly! An offer this soon was definitely not expected in this economy, so I hope so much it works out. I recruited some friends to help him move furniture in and stuff, so that was fun, and since then we've just been hanging out now and then, and it's really, really nice. My daddy is my favorite person in the whole world, so having him around is like having a best friend nearby again (something I've felt sorely lacking ever since Francisco moved away). Yesterday we went for a wonderful walk/hike through the UMich arboretum - it was the most perfect fall day, 60s and sunny, and we had a lovely time. Then he made his delicious stew for dinner and ohhh I have missed my daddy's home cooking! It was a really great day.

Another great thing about yesterday is I finally got my bike!! My dad brought my old high school bike out with him and so now I finally have it, so I bought a helmet and a lock and lights and I am all ready to go! I hopped on it for a quick spin yesterday and it felt so right - I didn't realize how much I had missed it! Biking is so much more fun than running to me - I love speed! I'm going to be biking to and from work from now on (almost 1 mile each way) and tonight I took it out for a little while. I came back sweaty and noodle legged but it was so great, I really loved it. Hopefully I can make that a regular part of my life. :D

Moar life thoughts and such. )

So that's my life right now! I figured it was time for an update of some sort.

How are you? ♥
Mood:: 'relieved' relieved
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 10:16pm on 24/12/2008 under , , , , ,
Man, why am I so tired? It's vacation, I'm supposed to be getting infinite amounts of sleep and feel rested and happy. Tragically, I sort of undermine that possibility by staying up WAY TOO LATE reading Merlin fic and playing the game they have on the BBC Merlin website, which is surprisingly hard. I can't beat the last level! :P My mind also apparently doesn't want to get out of stress mode. My first night home, I had vivid and extensive dreams about things like forgetting to write a paper, or breaking another car key. THANKS BRAIN. But I think I'm slowly unwinding. It's an amazing feeling.

With all my free time, I've made a new header for myself! It's Merlin and Arthur being intense and pretty and I loff them. Go see! ---> [livejournal.com profile] exsequar I also added an interest icon for those boys in my sidebar :D

Today we had a present session with my Mom because my brother isn't coming to Ohio with us and therefore she can't give him his presents then. So she gave him his presents, and a few more were exchanged, and SHE GOT ME A NEW CAMERA!!!!!! :D :D It's beautiful and BLUE and TINY and the features are just fantastic - 8 megapixels!! My old camera was 3.2! I just ran around the house taking pictures of random things. The zoom is just stunning (3.0x optical zoom, plus digital zoom up to 12x). I will have to share some photos with you soon - right now I'm too tired to set it up :P This is my baby (in the blue) and I loff her. WHEE!

I've also been watching a lot of Six Feet Under. It's soooo gooood. &Nate;! &Claire;! &Dave;!

Despite not being very rested, I am having a LOVELY time hanging out with my daddy. For the past two days it's been essentially just me and him, and it's wonderful. We went shopping together for presents, which was very successful, and we've just been hangin out, watching the Discovery channel and eating his nom nom home cooking, which is one of the things I miss most about not being at home. Yay for Daddy time!

I hope you all are having wonderful holidays with your families. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! to all who celebrate, and HAPPY HANNUKAH!!!! for those who celebrate that, and HAPPY THURSDAY!!!! to everyone else! ♥
Mood:: 'mellow' mellow
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 12:55am on 20/09/2008 under , , , , ,
My name is Anne, and I am a Dublinoholic.

Emily (American friend from Ireland) told me today about a program that gives you a four month work permit for Ireland if you are a student or just graduated. I want to do it. I want to do it so badly I can taste it.

I then called my dad and had a long, fraught conversation about my future. Sometimes my daddy throws me for a loop. Essentially by the end of the conversation i had decided against taking the GRE and applying to grad school now, and I hung up the phone and started sobbing. He told me that with my brother entering college next year, he and my mom will not be able to support me financially. THey just won't. That was the first time that was spelled out for me. And I am scared, okay. Fucking terrified. This is the first time my life has had a blank slate and I have no idea what to do with it. Which is why I get whiplash every time I talk to someone new and get new ideas and perspectives.

The one thing I know for myself is this: I want to be back in Dublin. There's no question about that one. So if I can go there, maybe live with a friend, and have a job, even if it is just a waitress or bartender, well. I want t odo that.

I then proceeded to look at Ireland job listings and get drunk on Bushmills whiskey.

Why am I stressing out so much about this? It's SEPTEMBER. Fucking hell.

Bed now.
Mood:: 'scared' scared

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