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long days are here again

[001] Haven't posted since Saturday O_O RL has sucked the joy out of everything ;_;

It's not too bad, but classes are tiring and there's one particular teacher who has to be right even when she basically contradicts things she said previously to make a point. And she has us laughing more than any of my other classes but she does it by poking fun at other people - so I'm always, ALWAYS way depressed after her class. Have learnt to keep quiet 'cause she just rubs me all wrong.

[002] When on campus though, I've been reading Jim Butcher's The Codex Alera series and while looking up books people recced previously, I also read aggybird's new halloween!fic which is brilliant. I mean how can you not get hooked when it opens up like this:

Sam opened his front door and brushed cobwebs from his face. A witch, a princess, and Superman stood outside.

“Trick or Treat!” the three children shouted in unison.

“Wow, look at you guys,” Sam grinned, plopping a handful of candy into each of their outstretched bags. “I didn’t know I’d have to entertain royalty or superheroes tonight.”

The little witch glared and stomped her foot on the ground, her face screwed into a pout.

“Or powerful witches,” Sam said. He winked. “Just so you know, I’d look terrible as a toad. Green is not my color.”


\o/ And Pete (the love interest) and his nephew Trevor are totally made of win :) They're ghouls btw XD

[003] Also got a new waterbottle on Amazon. There's something pervy about the bite valve thingy though. It's super thick (like a person's finger/thumb) and you have to bite it for a SLIT to open up and then you SUCK and...*facepalm* It's a really cool bottle though, since you can't seen the contents unless you look at a narrow transparent strip along the side - so no one else knows what you're drinking but you can always tell when you need to get a refill XD

Gave in and got Hi-Fi noise reducing ear buds for $18 (original price being $50) - I lost by earphones a while back and figured I might as well get a pair with decent sound instead of ones which suck and cost $10+ anyway. America and its overpriced basic electronics - totally made of fail.

[004] How to keep Veggies & Fruits fresh - a super handy list for which fruits to store in the fridge or AWAAAAAY from the other fruits to prevent the white and green stuff from appearing everywhere due to cross contamination *shudder*

[005] Five Best Sites To Stream TV? Well, must check them out and see if I've missed anything. I think youtube is streaming Star Trek and MacGuyver though. Ah, yes.

[006] I HATE DRIVING IN RAIN. IT RAINED SINCE LAST NIGHT AND VISIBILITY ON THE HIGHWAY WAS SO LOW. I'm not used to rain when driving - it totally stresses me out. I was *THIS* close to skipping classes today. But I didn't. And then one of my professors DID skip/cancel class. Oh the irony >_<

GRR, ARGH.
*has been busy screaming and flailing internally for the past 5 minutes*

CODEX ALERA! YOU MENTIONED CODEX ALERA! *dies* I LOVE THAT SERIES AND JIM BUTCHER SO DAMN MUCH! *swears she'll stop with the caps*

It's just...GUH! I've been reading this series for a while and there's not many people I know personally who've read them and so, I'm very tickled to see you've picked it up. I hope you like it!

*goes off in an Alera!daze*
I saw it on a certain LJ community and was...MALE PROTAGONIST, WOOT - and fantasy + elemental powers + a secret past that gets revealed \o/ I can't wait for the Pricep's Fury in December!

Just got my hands on The Lord John Series, and well, the dude's gay so hopefully its good:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/series/94072/ref=pd_serl_books?ie=UTF8&edition=hardcover

Will rec it if I like it :) Am so happy with LJ though - I'd probably never get around to borrowing the books from the library >_>
Hmmm...I got hooked with The Furies of Calderon definitely because of Tavi and I adore his dealings with everyone, especially Kitai. I heart that pairing manically and I hope my literary buddy (a former co-worker) gets finished with Captain's Fury soon so I can go over it with her and squee.

I adore Tavi madly because I don't think he's quite the typical fantasy hero. I love how he gets into these situations and reading about how he finds a solution. TavixKitai is totally my OTP.

Have you been reading the Pricep's Fury chapters that Butcher has been posting up on his website? *dies* I keep going back and rereading because they're so good. I already foresee many an "OH SHIT!" moment ahead for this book and I am going to be useless come December.

And Jim Butcher in person is as quirky and witty and humorous as he is in his writing. *has the hugest literary crush on the man*

Edited at 2008-10-16 02:53 pm (UTC)
I have the first Codex Alera book here, since I love Jim Butcher's Dresden 'verse, but have not read it yet. What do you think of it?
The thing is, I'm very into the main guy but not so much into Isana and Amara, so I tend to skip those parts of the series. But it's not too bad since I can always go back and read them later and Tavi's storyline gets bigger ang bigger with each book till ultimately, it really is all about him.

I wiki-ed the series and found out what happens in the later books which is why I checked out books 2, 3 and 4 which I found to be much more interesting than the first which laid the groundwork and the main initial characters.
Waaah, you've been gone, like, forever! *glomps*

You can put beer in it and swig it down in class and no one knows. Fufufu.
*glomps back* I didn't think anyone even noticed ;_;

MUHAHAHA - actually I was thinking of Slimfast chocolate shakes for when I miss breakfast *cackles evilly*
"There's something pervy about the bite valve thingy though. It's super thick (like a person's finger/thumb) and you have to bite it for a SLIT to open up and then you SUCK "

LOL! I was sitting in my math class with the same bottle and the same thought came to me. I told my husband about it and he thought I was disturbed :)
That teacher has bad style.
All students should band together and not laugh at her jokes anymore.