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just that kind of day
children of dune - leto 1
Okay, you know all that whimpering I do about stupid things like teeth and sleep and wips?

Forget it.

Every so often, fate balances, the world turns, manna falls from the sky, look, miracles! Right here!

Or, my check card WORKS.

See, short story--the credit union freezes new accounts for ten days. Extremely depressing, but also, I thought, philosophically, character building. It will teach me thriftiness and make me less resentful of not owning a BMW and a small Caribbean dictatorship. Er, I think. I get confused on what life lessons I'm supposed to learn from adversity.

But lo! I foraged on, moneyless, but almost worse, because the money was THERE. I could go online and see it in my account. I just couldn't touch it.

Until The Blessed Saturday, when I got my check card, looked at it thoughtfully, then said, I shall see if it works.

And it does.

I am the almsot-ashamed-but-not-really proud owner of new DVDs that I BOUGHT ON IMPULSE. That's right. I impulse shopped. I bought DVDs, toys for son, niece, future-step-niece, future-step-nephew, expensive and unnecessary hair care products, one fo which is RIGHT THIS MINUTE dyeing my hair a new and unnatural shade of red.

I bought--*breathes*--an MP3 player. Yes. One that I shall lug around and play constantly. One that is dorkily attached TO MY ARM right this moment (this is killing me), and I have wildly and without thought uploaded music to it at random and wandered around places singing while wearing a jacket to hide the player so people would think I was insane.

Ookay, so only one person, and okay, she didn't look at me, but you know, when someone is singing Dixie Chicks Travelling Soldier for no reason, off-key, while dogs howl, glass breaks, and children scream for the safety of their ears? Yes, she thought I was insane. Oh yes, she did.

I'm disgustingly gleeful.

Child went with sister to visit sister's future inlaws with FSN1 and FSN2 (step niece and nephew, it was getting kind of long to write that out), which was oh so cool, as I sat down, WITH PLAYER, using it gratuitiously (man, my battery bills are going to be high) and wrote. Just--wrote.

Finally, everything damn well *clicked*. None of this jogging around snippeting at multiple WiPs and giving myself a headache and being frustrated. No. Clickery everywhere. Zone type clickery.

And you know, I don't even care that if it sucks. Because, finally, rezoned. This is happiness.

zarah5 also made me intensely, disgustingly happy, as she posted Triangular. You should read this. It's beautiful, it's Zarah, and this, THIS is not subtle stalking, dammit. I forgot. *grins*

Mood? Good. Seriously, I'm watching for birds to start singing over my computer or something.

*singing Somewhere Out There off-key*

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Yay for you!

Cash card, Tunes, the Zone and fic! life don't get any better, does it?


*grins* You'd think not.

still kind of want that Caribbean dictatorship, though.

And is that how you spell Caribbean? Carribbean. Carribean. Carri. Bean. Hmm.

It will teach me thriftiness and make me less resentful of not owning a BMW and a small Caribbean dictatorship. Er, I think. I get confused on what life lessons I'm supposed to learn from adversity.

Heh, it's little things like this that make me love you. You can have your Caribbean dicatorship, I'm taking Lichtenstein. Or Guam. Either one will do right nicely. :)

*grins* Is Lichtenstein the one with the really great German chocolate? ]

Mmm. A country of chocolate.


Happiness should be shared at all times. I'm happy you're happy!

Jenn? Do you even realize how amusing and high-energy you are when you're happy? Because, yeah, I remember you wanting to steal some of either tstar's or my energy. Why? You want to provide the eastern quarter (I wrote quartier at first; I really need to sort out my French vs. English issues) of your city with electricity?

Also, Triangular is me? ::raises highly eloquent eyebrow and refrains from asking. barely::

Um. That'd be tstar78. Please note: just-got-up-and-drank-half-a-liter-of-coffee comments are dangerous.


beautifuly written? check
Indirect? check
strangely moving? check
always leaves off where I don't expect? check


I'd say so. *grins*

Also, addictive. But I'm trying to stop using that word and find another one so as to take the pressure off of it. Hmm. Must find thesaurus to expand my vocabulary.

::laughs:: You know, for someone who's read, like, five stories by me, you know my style quite well. On second thought... ::rereads:: Okay, maybe you don't.

Addictive... Hrm. My thesaurus comes up with a blank. But that might be because it suggests synonyms only in German.

(And, also, I do have another story finished, and it's actually somewhat long-ish, even. But one of the two betas has been sitting on it for about a month and a half now, so. Don't think it's a particularly good one, anyway. ::shrugs::)

::pounces and hugs::

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