burritosong: (music)
2013-11-15 01:55 pm

adulting

today i have

  • bought handwarmers for myself because i lost all myo thers

  • paid for my comic order

  • purchased a light therapy light to use at home and work so maybe this winter will be good

  • said goodbye to two of the kittens

  • signed up for health insurance what

over the last two days

  • did dishes a gajillion times

  • attended a work party

  • made plans to go out with coworkers

  • worked out christmas deco/shopping and grandmother visit schedule with mom

  • committed myself to office gift exchange

  • decided to give out little pies and a bottle of wine

  • got the kittens fixed and administered pain medication after we got home

  • compared prices at the warehouse store to prices at my regular grocery store

  • had a conversation with my brother that did not involve yelling nor any kind of negative words

now i am going to level up my magikarp while watching ds9. somebody pat me on the head and tell me i am a good adult.
burritosong: (christmas)
2013-11-11 08:05 pm
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Holiday cards!

If you would like a holiday card, please leave your address below. I celebrate Christmas, but if you don't celebrate it and would like me to send a non-Christmas card and/or send it for a different holiday please let me know :)

Comments are screened, of course.
burritosong: dark grey text on a light pink background that reads "this is an icon" (an icon)
2013-11-11 07:58 pm

livejournal what.

have some bullet points

apologies none of this is in the order it happened )

so yes. I am bad at remembering to livejournal, but nothing much is happening in my life anyway.

What's new with all of you?
burritosong: (pls my heart)
2013-09-19 12:01 pm

Meow meow meow

We are fostering a feral kitty that we named Jamie. I call him Jam Jam. Already he is purring and playing and sitting in our laps. We were worried that Todd would be upset, because he always seems to freak out when we get new babies, but this time he is just like super chill about the new addition. Every time he looks at Jam Jam he sort of has this look on his face that seems to say 'I am too damn old to deal with this kitten shit.' Bernie also seems to be pretty comfortable with the kitten. We were worried because sudden changes always upset him so much. But this time he just seems curious and not anxious or scared or anything.



burritosong: (flower crown)
2013-09-17 12:35 am
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We can ride a rocket and go so far

Sandra's visit was lovely. I picked her up from the airport on Sunday the 11th, and there was much hugging and squealing about cuteness. After getting home I showed her around the house, which took all of two seconds. We ordered Chinese, then watched part of Sharknado (she was tired from travel and I was tired from cleaning and stress so we both ended up falling asleep partway through the movie). On Monday I took her to the National Funeral Museum and we drooled over the ornate hearses, then we headed to Deerbrook Mall to kill some time shopping before seeing Pacific Rim.

I saw that movie three times in the theater, which is the most I've seen any movie in the theater, and two of those times I also paid for someone to see it with me. So I bought five tickets for that movie. Wow, great movie. Oh my god.

Tuesday was a slow day, with a short visit to fit and the grocery store to buy a duck. For dinner I introduced Sandra to the wonders of Whataburger. She was galled by the size of the drinks lol. Wednesday was spent getting lost in the Galleria, and after finally escaping I took her home and made chili. On Thursday Mom came with us to get barbecue for lunch, and then Sandra and I went to the aquarium. SANDRA BOUGHT ME A SQUID HAT.

Friday was my birthday, and it was wonderful. I am officially two years old! We went for pancakes for breakfast and our waitress was super nice. We chilled at home for a bit, had some cake, and then headed to the Museum of Natural Science. After checking out the butterfly center, I drooled over the paleontology hall while Mom and Sandra waited patiently for me to finish whispering sweet nothings to the long-dead specimens. Then we went for steaks and we all tried out new, exciting drinks. I...don't remember what I had, just that it was fruity :)

Saturday was Take Sandra to Work Day, and afterward we went for Mexican food.

Sunday Sandra packed up and flew off.

I can't believe that she came all the way from Norway to see me. We had so much fun together, and I really miss her. I keep looking around for her and all that's left is a Sandra-shaped hole.
burritosong: (music)
2013-08-31 01:14 am

AO3 meme

Account created: 2011-05-19
Total stories: 23

Total wordcount: 41318
Average wordcount: 1796
Longest story: Perceptions Q-liding (Perceptions Colliding) (7964)
Shortest story: Ravenclaw (306)

Total kudos: 2685
Kudos per story: 116
Story with most kudos: The Dinosaur Game (749)
Total comments: 247
Comments per story: 10
Story with most comments: The Dinosaur Game (68)

Total author subscriptions: 39
Total story subscriptions: 10
Story with most subscriptions: The Dinosaur Game (5)
Total bookmarks: 466
Story with most bookmarks: The Dinosaur Game (254)

Stories with no comments or kudos: Step One has 6 kudos and no comments
burritosong: (flower crown)
2013-08-21 08:49 pm

Heroine Big Bang fic - #girlavenger


Title: #girlavenger, or How Natasha Trended on Twitter and Saved the World
Fandom: Avengers (MCU)
Characters/Pairings: Natasha Romanov/Maria Hill, Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers (implied), Tony Stark, Phil Coulson's body, cameos from various Marvel characters, a few OCs
Rating: T
Warnings: some misogynistic language
Summary: Natasha becomes an internet phenomenon. It's nothing that she was ever trained for.
Notes: Written for Heroine Big Bang 2013, with artwork by inkvoices and a mix by salvadore_hart (link tba).

I've had the idea in my head for a while, of Natasha adjusting to becoming a super hero, how it differs from being a master assassin/spy, and what it would take to make her enjoy her new-found celebrity.

The hugest of thanks go to samalander, who is my forever girl; the ever-lovely theoreticalpixy; Kyle, the perfect cheerleader; and to thesifsterhood, who was a marvelous beta. Without them, this story would be much worse. Smaller shout outs to chromatographic and stichomancy, who are wonderful confidence boosters.

I'd also like to give a huge shout out to [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices and [livejournal.com profile] salvadore_hart for creating the art and mix for my story. Thank you guys so much for your patience.

Art by [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices: a lovely drawing and several manips that I absolutely adore (one of which I used at the top of this post) on LJ or AO3
Mix by [livejournal.com profile] salvadore_hart: tba

Fic on AO3, or click the cut )
burritosong: (music)
2013-08-21 12:25 am

this light is contagious

Last night was a weird night. I had strange dreams that I couldn't really recall when I woke up, save for the fact that Chuck Hansen and I were a Jaeger team and I think we may have been fighting the giant Chitauri sort of snake-dragony ship thing but it may have also been Parallax? I don't even know. All I do know is that the strange dreams meant I had a very unrestful sleep.

On top of that I had trouble getting comfortable before sleeping, and ended up sleeping in a twisted up position so that I woke up with my neck hurting.

So today was fun and by the time I got home from work the rest of my body was starting to ache too, and now I am getting intimately acquainted with my heating pad.

There will be a post about Sandra's visit. It's just coming...later.
burritosong: (rear window)
2013-08-14 10:03 am

(mix) Heroine Big Bang 2013 - Here I Dreamt I Was A Soldier

Here I Dreamt I Was A Soldier

a fanmix for sugar_fey's Heroine Big Bang fic

FIC
DOWNLOAD MIX | LISTEN TO MIX

Notes: I was very excited to create a mix for this wonderful story. I knew as soon as I read the summary that it was going to be spectacular, and [livejournal.com profile] sugar_fey does not disappoint. It was a joy to mix for this story and I highly recommend it, regardless of whether you are familiar with the Bletchley Park or not.

tracklisting and lyrics under cut )
burritosong: (pls my heart)
2013-08-11 09:59 am

I'm the last chick standing up against the wall

Two texts and part of an email:

i.
me: I HAVE NOT TEXTED YOU IN A MONTH???? WHAT IS THAT?
her: IDK I'M REALLY BAD AT TEXTING PPL?, but ty~ bb
me: Lol I'm really bad at keeping in touch with ppl in general. Like I talk to my best friend maybe three times a year.
her: Ahahaha yeah, I am the exact same way

ii.
her: Yes good! I miss you.
me: I miss you tooooo (although lol u wouldn't know by how well I keep in contact with u oops)
her: Lol don't worry. I treat most of my friendships with the "set it and forget it" mode

part of an email:
Thank you so much for this! It's absolutely perfect. I listened to it while I was making the final edits from my beta, and all the songs suit the story so well. I love the cover art as well, it's gorgeous.
burritosong: (flower crown)
2013-08-11 12:39 am

just like a drum my heart is jumping like a trampoline

Laundry is all washed and dried and halfway folded. I'm probably going to end up hiding some stuff in my room just to clean it up because I ran out of time to clean. Good thing I've got plenty of hidey holes in my room lol.

Made a run earlier to the grocery store to pick up a few odds and ends. Ended coming home with mai tai mix (yum yum), hibiscus jam, and brownie stuffed chips ahoy. I am mildly disappointed with the fact that the brownies are not especially noticeable, but I am more disappointed by how few cookies were in the package. Only fifteen, but at least it's a number I'm fond of.

Now I am drinking a mai tai and catching up on Project Runway. I'm very sad the unicorn boy got sent home because I had a lot of fun yelling at him for being an ignorant douchewhistle.

Sandra is arriving in a little over twelve hours and I am freaking out in the best way possible.
burritosong: (cassteph)
2013-08-10 01:59 pm
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you're on a different road, I'm in the milky way

Sandra is arriving TOMORROW. Less than twenty-four hours to go! I still need to finish cleaning (my room and Chaney's car because I am driving it while he is out of town), do laundry, and get some grocery shopping done. I'm just sitting at work twirling around in my desk chair because there is nothing to do and I hate that I can't just go home early.

I had a terrible day yesterday and it has sort of bled over into today, leaving me with a headache and feeling incredibly anxious in a way that is completely unrelated to Sandra's visit. I should also be starting my period sometime this week (grrr....) and I can already feel the tell-tale bloating and extra emotional shit that comes with that.

I may very well end up going home, putting my laundry in, and then crashing for a nap even though I have stuff to do because I know I won't get anything accomplished as long as I feel awful. Maybe a nap with a kitty is all I need to get my vim back.
burritosong: (Default)
2013-08-09 12:01 pm

There is nothing to see here

The dw account for burritosong.
burritosong: dark grey text on a light pink background that reads "this is an icon" (an icon)
2013-08-08 09:23 pm

I miss the sad songs I used to play

Welcome to my journal.

About Me

I am exactly who you think I am.

I wanted...not a fresh start exactly, but a more organized workspace. I decided to start a new journal because the idea of fixing the tags on six years' worth of entries was way too daunting. If you've followed me here from my old journal, hello! If not, hello new friends! It's time to lower the gang plank and welcome you aboard the Friend Ship! My name's Megan, but you can call me whatever you'd like. I live in Houston, Texas, with my mom, younger brother, four cats, two betta fish, and an occasional armadillo. My mom is from Mexico, and my dad was from Cambodia (but mixed with family from both Cambodia and China), but my brother and I were raised in the US. I'm cis and my sexuality is a big fat question mark. The sort of stuff you'll see here is just personal whining, with the occasional fandom post. If you'd like to see less personal stuff, I recommend you check out my tumblr, which is a big mishmash of stuff. Real life issues, cute animals, personal blogging about my life, crying about fictional feels, and fandom-y type posts.

Stats

Name: Megan
Birthday & Age: August 16th (23)
Location: Houston, TX
Gender: cis female
Sexuality: hahaha what
Relationship: food

 

The Babies

     

     
(clockwise from top left: Bernard "Booboo", Kiwi, Todd, and Meeko)