Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or non-holiday, according to your beliefs. :)
Got home today from a very nice visit with parents and brother. The last Christmas in my mom's current apt since she's moving in a few months to a retirement community, so also a little sad.
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- Current Mood: awake
Today's personal highlight was when I was headed back to the hotel and passed Dan Southworth going the other way. I was about to say hi when he completely floored me by saying "Hello, Camille." Admittedly he signed Divergence posters for me twice, BUT STILL. I know he and Jason Faunt have to remember a buttload of names and faces as part of their career skills, but to someone like me who forgets most people's names 30 seconds after I'm introduced, it's pretty impressive.
Speaking of Divergence (Dan's sci-fi web series), I watched the screening of the first six eps last night and was very impressed. It's really good! More on that later.
( About a week ago Melissa Stetten, a model, sent a series of tweets from a redeye flight from LA to NYC saying she was sitting next to Brian Presley, a working but obscure actor, who was allegedly hitting on her, drinking beer, and telling her he was single.Collapse )
The moral is... I dunno, it's hard to see any morality in this pile of crap.
- Current Mood: cynical
Rule 1 - Post the rules
Rule 2- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3- Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4- Let them know you’ve tagged them!
My 11 questions are as follows.
1. Do you easily get foot-in-mouth disease or commit other gaffes? Would you share?
Not really easily, or at least I don't think so. In my working days I did tend to not keep my mouth shut about things I didn't like, which could be a reason I wasn't put in management. :)
2. If money, time and prowess were no object, what would be your dream hobby/leisure activity?
I'm already involved in my dream hobbies: game modding and fanfic writing.
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
I'd love to visit Egypt and see the pyramids - the history of the place fascinates me.
4. Do you have a special gift or talent?
I'm an excellent applications programmer if I say so myself.
5. Is there a law or regulation that drives you bonkers because it's so stupid?
The illegality of marijuana. And same-sex marriage not being legal everywhere.
6. Name three celebrities of your own gender (or opposite, if you're gay) for a game of "Shag/Marry/Throw off a cliff".
Angelina Jolie, Salli Richardson, Lady Gaga.
7. If you're a voracious reader like me, what are your favorite authors? Genres? Books? (NO fanfic, please!)
Georgette Heyer, Janet Evanovich (a guilty pleasure), Jane Austen, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, J. K. Rowling... lots of others. Mystery, comedy, sci-fi. At the moment, the Harry Potter books, pretty much any Star Trek novel. Yes, I like light reading.
8. Book, or e-reader? Why?
E-books hands down. Besides slightly lower cost, they don't clutter up my apartment.
9. What would you rather deal with in a friend/family member/child -- drug addiction, bigotry or rabid fundamentalism (of any sort)?
That's not much of a choice - they're all horrible.
10. Why did you decide to have/not to have children?
I didn't decide anything - children just never happened.
11. Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
Either still here or in Raleigh.
And I'm much too lazy to make up new questions or tag people.
- Current Mood: sleepy
- Current Mood: happy
But maybe things are turning around. I think my back problems are sciatica ('pinched nerves' in the lower spine: shooting pains from hips down legs) and that's improved a lot to the point it only bothers me in the early morning and when I sneeze. :) And I got desperate enough about my weight to join Weight Watchers Online. Much to my surprise, it's helped immensely to both motivate me and get me to pay more attention to what and how much I eat and how much exercise I get. As of this morning I've lost six pounds in 5 1/2 weeks and have been walking or working out 30 minutes to an hour six days a week. It's not spectacular but is a good start. Biggest thrill: getting undressed and my 'fat pants', the only pair that wasn't uncomfortably tight a month ago, slipped off over my hips without being unbuttoned.
The knee is the dark spot in all this - if anything it's getting worse and starting to make it difficult to get my walking and other exercise done. I'm seriously considering arthroscopic surgery to clean up the torn cartilage and hopefully reduce the discomfort.
- Current Mood: accomplished