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Atlantis Gone, But Stargate Lives On August 26, 2008

Yes, I know I'm short, but he's really tall!

Yes, I know I'm short, but he's really tall!

Well, its been a while. A long while. And quite a lot has happened. I finished my sequel I wrote to A Tangled Green. It can be found on my fanfiction profile linked on the sidebar. I pretty much lost my job, and have been spending months searching for a new one, in fact. Stargate Atlantis was canceled, and I went to the Chicago Stargate Convention over the weekend. Quite a busy time, don’t you think?

Atlantis, I was crushed when I found out, a day or so before leaving on my trip. My two friends who have been watching Stargate with me regularly on Thursdays were pretty shocked as well, especially since they were both just getting into the Stargate universe, and looking forward to more. And on the subject of universe, happily (in my opinion) Stargate will not be ending completely at the end of this season, but will live on in the new series Stargate Universe, and the SG-1 and Atlantis movies. I’m satisfied, if not overjoyed. My friends are just about in the middle of season 3 of SG-1, so they have a long ways to go before they reach the end of these two series and head on to the movies and the new series.

Anyway, on a brighter note, the convention was a blast! It was my first convention, Stargate or otherwise, and I truly enjoyed it. All the guests there were amazing, and I got a photo with Michael Shanks himself! True, it was more like : “Hi!” “Hi.” *grabs me around the waist and pulls me close* *camera flashes* “Thanks!” “Thanks!” And off I went. But still, an amazing guy. If only I would have been able to be at the lunch with him and Tony Amendola, that would have been the icing on the cake! I did get David Nykl and Ben Browder sitting next to me at breakfast on Sunday, though, so who am I to complain? An amazing event, all the actors were great in their Q & A’s and really funny, and man I wish I had better pictures. My lame camera my brother gave me to use was crazy, and always looked like there was an earthquake going on in every picture. So you don’t know who I took a picture of unless you were there, and you’re me… Sigh. I got some great Stargate memorabilia, and am hoping to go to the convention in Vancouver in April (crosses fingers). But I can’t do anything till I get a job and some money, cause I am completely broke. Bone dry.

Well, looks like I’m off to bed, job hunting in the morning. Or staring at my photo of Shanks, either one…


To Horsebackride or not To Horsebackride, That is the Question July 25, 2008

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And the answer to that would be not…sadly, after three weeks of trying to plan a horseback riding trip for my birthday today, it fell through so many times I just threw up my hands and gave up. But I’m still going to have some friends over at my house, and we’re going to have an extra long Stargate marathon tonight. For the past few weeks our Stargate Thursdays have been going really well, and tonight we’ll be finishing season 2!

Hopefully today I will be able to finish another one of my chapters on the fanfiction story I’ve been working on, even though its my birthday, I’ve got an audience to please, and I’ve kept them waiting long enough. There should only be about two chapters left in it, so I should have some time to rest from it very soon. Hopefully they enjoy the ending.

I got a great breakfast made for me this morning, scrambled eggs, link sausage and potato wedges with orange juice! Mmmm! Hopefully we’ll be having some cheese pizza and….duh duh DUH….a homemade cheese and seafood dip for our tortilla chips! Cause I have been having problems finding another job since my bookstore job told me they had me on the backburner until their salary cutbacks were taken off, my brother isn’t going to have a present for me…Once I get this job I’m interviewing for on Tuesday, then he’ll buy me the cellphone he promised. By then I’ll be able to pay the monthly bill, since I will then have a regular check. But enough of that.

I’m really excited for today because I’m going to be introducing one of my friends from my old job to my two best friends from school, can’t wait to see how they get along! I’m sure we’ll all have a great time! But I’m going to cut this entry short, just wanted to give an update. Really sorry its been a while since my last entry, busy busy! Hope my birthday goes off without a hitch, well, without any more of a hitch than there has already been!


Stars and Stripes With Cats and Dogs July 4, 2008

Whew have I been busy! Getting a new HDTV, redoing the living room with four floor to ceiling bookcases, moving the two smaller bookcases that were in there up to my bedroom (read: closet), filling said bookcases with several of the many boxes of books I have in my room, rearranging my room so everything fits…Lets just say I’ve had my hands full.

As an update, Stargate Thursdays floundered a bit as Stargate Wednesdays as well, but we finally finished season one last night! Whoohoo! Only 193 episodes to go! That comment sure made my friends’ faces fall. And then I added, “And two movies!” Because long before we get there, Stargate Continuum will be out and I will OWN it!

Well to all of you who live in the US of A, today is Independence Day, and a happy day to you all! Having two cats and a dog, Fourth of July and New Years, and Memorial Day, and pretty much any other day people can make an excuse to shoot off fireworks, become a bit difficult. Luckily our animals aren’t too frightened of the noises. A dog we used to have had to be medicated every time otherwise she would get really panicky. It sucked. But anyway.

I’d also like to go back to the Stargate subject and say that I was very heartbroken on hearing the news on Monday of Don S. Davis’ death. I had been looking forward to seeing him at the Stargate convention I am planning on going to this August in Chicago. Sadly, this can no longer be. I think I speak for all Stargate fans when I say, we will all miss him very much. As others have said before me, Hammond of Texas has fallen in battle.

And on a happier tone, I have been booking along with my sequel to A Tangled Green, I just posted my eighth chapter. These chapters are coming much slower, and I have been told that my sequel is, to put it mildly, a bit more dry than the previous one, but hopefully the past two chapters, and all the upcoming chapters, will lay these thoughts in the dust. I admit, the setup was a bit dull, but it had to be done. Now the real excitement comes! Anywho, stop over and read it if you like, its on the sidebar.

Didn’t do much special for Independence Day, no cookout, no fireworks, just us sitting around the house doing our own little things, as usual. Kind of like four people living on the same floor of an apartment building, instead of four blood relations living in the same house. But hey, life’s life.

And talking about life (as if I talk about anything else), I’ve been having some major problems at work. For some reason, they haven’t put me on the schedule for almost a month, and I was counting on the money working full time this summer to go back to school and to pay for expenses for my trip. Now I’m frantically trying to find a new job, and figure out what the heck is going on with the one I have. Aren’t they supposed to tell you when they fire you? Oh well, we’ll see.

Anyway, think I’ve caught up with most of what’s been going on, hoping to get back to regular postings now. But again, like a weather report…I wouldn’t skip the umbrella if I saw dark clouds, no matter what the weatherman says (or in reverse, I wouldn’t count on it raining everyday, like they say). Wait, that wasn’t what you were expecting? Okay, let me rephrase that. Like a weather report…DON’T COUNT ON IT!