Adrift. Again.

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Forgive me. It’s been four weeks since my last post.

Not a lot has changed since last I wrote, O Great Internet. I’m maintaining my weight (still ~250 pounds); I’m not losing, but I’m also not gaining. I’ve tried making better food choices, and that seems to be going well. I’ve been snacking on healthier things (oranges and strawberries lately, with some popcorn if I crave salty snacks). Hell, I even had a salad with dinner tonight. I haven’t been to the gym in two months, and I probably won’t go this week, since the Resolutioners are there, and I hate the thought of being seen as one of them.

I’ve been doing a lot of sitting on the couch and watching Netflix. I went through the entire run of White Collar and Hot in Cleveland. We’ve also watched the full first season of Game of Thrones and all of Star Trek: Enterprise. Fun shows, for very different reasons. I need to get the first part of this season of White Collar so I can catch up very soon, and I need to get the second season of Game of Thrones in a format I can watch on my large TV from my very comfortable couch instead of on my good-sized computer monitor from a mostly comfortable computer chair. I’m working my way through Burn Notice right now; I’m not completely sold on it yet. Though, honestly, I do love the glitter out of Ms. Sharon Gless. She makes me happy; I’d listen to the woman read the phone book. (And, dammit, I can get Cagney & Lacey on Netflix DVD but not streaming. WHY DO YOU HATE ME, NETFLIX??)

I haven’t just been sitting there, though; I’ve been knitting like a crazy man. I finished a double-sized (meaning ten repeats instead of the five in the pattern) Citron in a gorgeous pewter and amethyst for The Sister, and I’m just a bind-off away from finishing Anna for the same Sister. The Citron was mindless and made for a great traveling project, but by the final increase section, I was over 900 stitches, and knitting or purling that many stitches makes you want to stab your eyes out with the needles. Anna, on the other hand, takes a little more paying attention, and it’s paying off. It’s gorgeous, it’s in a 70/30 merino/silk blend, and it’s a fantastic deep blue-green colorway called Kenai. I’ll admit that part of the reason I picked that colorway was the name. Kenai was the name of the main character in Brother Bear, so it’s appropriate that it’s going to my sister. (And yes, I know it’s also a city in Alaska; there’s no emotional attachment there. Yet. One never knows, I may end up on a trip there at some point.)

There hasn’t been a lot of movement in the last month on my video game alter-egos. I haven’t been in the mood to play much, sadly, but I’ve got a ton of screenshots from before the end of City of Heroes (though, warning, that link makes COHers very sad), and I’ll turn them into blog posts at some point, I hope. I’m also still doing some hellacious rep grinding on World of Warcraft. It takes FOR.EV.ER. but I’ll get what I want. OH YES I WILL. Guild Wars 2 is fun, as well. My little Asuran Engineer hit level 40 a while back, and my Sylvari Elementalist (named Shadow Glitter) is also a hell of a lot of fun to play.

Not much to report on the job front. I’ve had a few interviews, but nothing’s come of them. I’ve got one on Monday, and I hope that it goes well. It could be a very large turning point for us if I get it. I’ll ask for more job mojo and leave it at that. I also think I need a new interview outfit, but we’ll see what happens with that.

Aside from that, O Great Internet, there’s not much to report. Same goals from last year stand: eat better, exercise more, lose weight, read more, pray more, blog more, be most smartest (though, if you need to click that link, how are we even friends?), be more authentic to myself. I realize that there are a lot of people out there who really couldn’t care less about me because they’ve made up their minds about me without, y’know, really getting to know me or caring if I’ve even changed who they think I am, and that’s their own issue, one that I refuse to make mine. There will be no shoving me into their molds; if someone doesn’t like who I am, well, they can waltz themselves right out of my life.

Here’s to a massive ass-kicking to 2012. You deserve it for sucking so badly. 2013, you’ve got a pretty low bar to get over. Perhaps you should get to it.

Much love. Blessed be.


Army Wives and Twitter

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One of the TV shows I watch on a regular basis (y’know, like, obsessively…) is Army Wives. I don’t know what drew me to this show; I’ve never been in the military, I’ve never been in a military family, the only person I dated who was active duty was in the Air Force. I’ve seen every episode, though, and it’s always been something of a semi-guilty pleasure. Well, if I felt guilt about things like that. I miss the hell out of Brigid Brannaugh (who played my favorite character, Pamela Moran).

I also follow a lot of celebrities on my Twitter feed. A good chunk of the cast of Army Wives is on there: Terry Serpico, Catherine Bell, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Kim Delaney, Brian McNamara. I’m sure I’m forgetting some, but I doubt any of them are reading my blog (though, if they are? I’ma glitter in my pants, yo). If they comment, I’ll apologize profusely.

Tonight, I sent this message:

@TwoGems57 and @terryserpico – I have to tell you that I really truly appreciate the way you portray the guys on @ArmyWives. It’s awesome.

About ten minutes later, I got this message back:

@GiveMamaSugar @terryserpico @armywives Thanks Jeremy!! That means a lot!!

Yes, I squealed a little bit. It always makes me feel awesome when someone who doesn’t need to do so takes time out of his or her world and mingles, y’know?

The show is great. They’re about to start airing season six in a few weeks (which, incidentally, season five just ended a few weeks ago; I’m used to this show taking MUCH more time between seasons), and I’m looking very forward to it. It’s a fantastic ensemble, and they’ve added a couple of new wives into the mix who are rounding out the show in new and interesting ways. Also, in the last season or two, they’ve started doing more character development with the husbands (hence my tweet to Brian and Terry), which makes me happy as well. It’s rounding out the show a great deal and I hope it goes a quite a while longer.

PS: I totally just discovered that Seamus Dever, who plays Detective Kevin Ryan on Castle (and is also an avid Tweeter) was on Army Wives! OMG!