Jun. 16th, 2012

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Greetings once more fellow denizens of this planet!

Contrary to popular belief, I am alive (and sober) and have not, in fact, been in an alcohol-induced stupor since the Kings won the Stanley Cup this past Monday. If I actually drank, it might be a different story but I don't, so it's not. :-) Sadly, I didn't get to attend the victory parade... boo on that. I *wanted* to go to the rally inside Staples but the first tickets were given out to season-ticket holders and then people swooped in on the others... to sell them. And I didn't have the $200-500 bucks to shell out. So I listened to it on the radio instead but wow, I would have given serious thought to offing somebody for tickets.

I'm way behind on LJ (again) and I'm so sorry. I owe a lot of you some replies and want to catch up with you guys. I love this place and I love all of you. I'm still just trying to pull myself out of my pit of mental-goo and haven't been feeling exactly... social lately. But it feels like the fog is starting to lift so that's a good thing. Hopefully, it will all burn off sooner rather than later.

Also, I've been slogging through the FIVE entries for Idol that are due this week. Though there was some lingering doubts in my head about whether or not I even wanted to continue. I was very close to pulling the plug on myself. I guess it was yesterday that I made up my mind to give it a go and then found out that we now have a SIXTH topic added to the pile. *facepalm* I'm halfway through and like what I've produced so far but I still have halfway to go. I don't know if I'm going to make it. But we'll see what happens.

Other than all of that, things have been pretty normal, I suppose. Again, I'm so sorry for not being around and not being all social like I normally try to be. One thing I desperately need to do is find a balance... I feel like between work and my writing, I don't allocate a lot of time (or like any time) to LJ, like I should be. LJ is my break from the world and I enjoy interacting with everybody. I miss being around as much as I used to be. So I'm struggling with trying to find that balance... maybe I need to start writing earlier in the evening and saving some time at the end to play here. I don't know... I haven't hit on the winning formula just yet. Here's hoping I can do that.

So anyway... enough of my whinging. What's going on with you guys? How was the week that was for you? How did the Universe treat you? Did it elevate you to the champion's platform? Did it send you home in defeat? Did you deliver a vicious hipcheck to the Universe? Or did it hit you from behind and drive your face into the glass? Are you holding the hardware aloft in joyous rapture? Or are you just taking a real quiet plane ride home to lick your many wounds?

You all know the drill... this here is your playground, so come on in. Got a funny story to share? Inappropriate jokes? Dirty limericks or haiku? Need to rant/vent/scream about something? Need to get it off your chest? Got some warm fuzzies to dish out? Want to give a virtual hug? Anything and everything is welcome and encouraged here. So I will step aside now and let you folks have the spotlight. What's on your minds, good people? The spotlight is now yours.

As always, the Purge Bucket is open for your convenience... spew forth, my friends!

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