tricksters_queen: (Default)
So I didn't make it through the first round to get onto X-Factor. I can't really say I'm all that surprised. There was a LOT of talent! A guy who was sitting next to me made it through the first round, though, so I hope he gets further, too! :)

I was...oddly calm and relaxed the whole day. I don't know if sleep deprivation had anything to do with it, though... lol. By the time I got home, well, this morning around 12:30 or so... I was up until about 1am today, so I'd been awake a total of about 40 hours. Kind of crazy. :p :)

It was long, and grueling, but fun. I had a good time, tired as I was. I did a little bit of drifting and dozing for maybe about 2 hours while I was there.

I'm so happy for the weekend, though, I'll say that! ::laughter:: My cousin will be here around 5:30 this afternoon, and I can't wait! I may need to take a nap, though... ::laughter::

Signing off...
tricksters_queen: (foxgloves)
It is so gray outside today! It's kind of getting me down - I have to walk home. Bleh.

I have house cleaning to get done, so I'll be leaving the bookstore shortly, to walk in the rain. ::laughter::

I'm waiting for a good number of movies to come out this year - Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class and several others. It's the Marvel year. ::laughter:: Though there is also Green Lantern, which is DC. Next year should give us the final installment of the Batman trilogy, and the next Star Trek film, which I really am excited about. :) (It would appear that the entire cast will be returning for it, which makes me incredibly happy.)

I want tomorrow and Thursday to be done and over with - trying out for X-Factor is not stressing me out the way I was when I tried for America's Got Talent, as I now know what I'm getting into - but I can't wait for it to be done so that I can get on with things. :p

Besides, I'm really looking forward to the weekend. My cousin is coming to visit, I'm having a party, and we're going to go see A Midsummer Night's Dream on Sunday. Friday needs to be now! :)
tricksters_queen: (twas a romp)
So, I'm obsessed with Puck. We all know this by now. Or, you know, you should...'cause if you don't, you clearly have never met me.

That obviousness being said, I move on. I own a "Pucker" shirt, which I love. ::laughter:: A friend of mine thought it was a "Puck" shirt, until he got close enough to read all of it. I adore this idea of owning a Puck shirt. So...I've gone onto to see about making one for myself. We'll see if it passes through the whole copyright thing. :) Keeping my fingers crossed! :D
tricksters_queen: dragon in golden light (dragon sun)
I am to describe my day in great detail today. Well, I was supposed to do this on Sunday, but we see how well that worked out for me, as I have been without internet and time. :) Anyway. I know what I did, in fairly great detail on Sunday, so it works out.

I have decided that beyond this entry, I'll just get around to this meme on whatever day I get around to posting. ::laughter:: But anyway. Ren Faire!

My friends and I met up at 7am at my apartment - an ungodly hour, let met tell you what - and yet, I had actually woken up at 5:30am, well before my alarm even went off. I think I was excited. Our reason for getting together so early? BREAKFAST! We chose Perkins and headed off to eat delicious breakfast foods before embarking on our quest. :) I took a picture of Paul and Puck sitting together at breakfast while we were there.

After that, we headed back to the apartment so that Handwithquill and I could change into our costumes. Yay! The Crafty One made them for us - but alas, I could not wear mine. We didn't think to measure for when my arms were flexed, and so, I got a tear in it. So I quickly changed into one of my older faire costumes (because I have about 4), and off we went!

We arrived at the Maryland Faire at around 10:30am, purchased our tickets, and headed in! By the time I walked through the gate, I'd all ready had three people ask me about my Puck doll! Which is awesome. (Yay, Darchildre!) I love faire for just that kind of reason. Everyone wanted to know about him and I wasn't getting odd looks. When people found out that a friend had MADE him for me, they became even more fascinated with him, which is just FUN.

We wandered about the Faire for a while - looking at things we couldn't afford to buy ::laughter:: and trying to stay cool with cold water because it was bloody-well HOT and HUMID out! Miles Tonne leather, Potomac Leather Co. and House of Musical Traditions were among the places we checked out - I was on a mission for a new Dryad's purse (Potomac Leather Co.) because I hadn't treated my last one very well... ::laughter::

The Crafty One and her new guy met up with us around 1pm and we grabbed some food to eat - I got fried cheese (mmm) and blackberry cobbler. ::dool:: We wandered about a bit more, and my friends went ahead to the armoury for The Normal One while I stood about waiting for my turn to have my fortune told. I usually get a rune reading done, but I went for a palm reading this go-round. I wanted to check out their palm reader (who was quite good, by the way). The hawker was a highly entertaining gentleman that I am now friends with on facebook, go figure. Dressed as I was in red and black, I had cleverly thought to bring my feather fan with me. I made friends with many of the workers at the Faire, actually, because I went about fanning everyone. ::laughter:: The fortune-teller's hawker made a pun about being my biggest fan, and we hit it off and flirted back and forth - just the way any Ren Faire should be!

We left the Faire around 4pm and headed back home. There was traffic, and not a lot of conversation because after spending hours in the hot and humidity we were all pretty beat. However, we didn't feel like ending our day together, so we got back to the apartment, everyone changed back into civies, and we threw in Into The Woods to watch. When that was done, we headed to Denny's. The night did not go long past that, though. Exhaustion took it's toll on us! But hey, it was a fantastic day with lots of fun and laughter and good company! Whee!!!

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tricksters_queen: An Amy Brown print I own and love: Euphoria  Beautiful piece! (Euphoria)
I get on spurts, you see, of being far more social than I usually am. Not because I'm not a social sort, really, but still. I tend to hang out with the same group of friends every Friday night, and that's about it. A co-worker of mine called me a "social faerie" the other day, in honor of the fact that I spend more time mentally on my version of "Avalon" (which I'm trying to write down the story of), than I do on "Earth"... but, she's right.

I recently went to a wedding shower, a baby shower, and a wedding. Which is a lot, for me, outside of my social norm.

Coming up this month and slightly further we have:
1) The Secret of Sherlock Holmes. A play, in PA somewhere, at a theater I've never been to, with 2 friends.
2) A production of Jekyll & Hyde, the musical, also in PA somewhere, with 2 friends.
3) The Maryland Ren Faire, in costume, with about 8 or 9 friends.
4) Hopefully, clubbing at Shampoo sometime in September.
5) Probably a production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in October.
6) Probably the Pennsylvania Ren Faire on Halloween, again, with several friends.

After that point, I will probably not be social again until after the Christmas Holiday, so... yeah. I guess it's good to get it all in. But, it's a LOT of stuff. Which is...odd. And, on top of that, I'm trying to ADD to it early next year... ::laughter:: But that's a bit too far ahead for me to worry about over much right now.

Still. Oddly social faerie-girl. :)
tricksters_queen: (black foxgloves)
I'm writing, right?


One of my friends is a fan of characters that are not oft-seen in my work, because they are not exactly plot-heavy people. They happen to be twins, but that is beside the point.

So I decided, out of the goodness of my heart, that I should write a short story about said characters for the enjoyment of said friend. I asked her a few questions to get a better basis for what I should write about.

Turns out, I'll be writing a fanfic of my own fiction, where my friend's Mary Sue character from another fandom of hers meets up with my characters. Let the hilarity ensue... :p ;)
tricksters_queen: An Amy Brown print I own and love: Euphoria  Beautiful piece! (Euphoria)
I forgot my power cord for the computer today. Brilliant, eh? ::laughter::

I think it might rain again today. It can be difficult to tell, though.

I do have vanilla chai, though, which is always a plus. And I've got my notebooks with me. I think when I'm done with this (admittedly very random) entry, I'll head back to the bookstore again and work on the writing stuff. As to if I'll be working on outlining 1st gen, outlining 2nd gen, writing, or working on a glossary of terms and pronunciation is anyone's guess. Keeping on track is not easy for me... ::laughter:: But it's... working its way out, I suppose.

Don't really want to type up about my writing here, I have another place for that.

Happily, I got to hang out with handwithquill last night, which was freaking awesome. ::laughter:: Pretty much not seeing her for two weeks kinda sucked! I'm looking forward to tomorrow night, hanging out with friends and such. :) Should be good.

I don't really know what to post about at the moment, though. I've been feeling kind of busy, but don't really feel I've gotten much done. Oh! I have been watching the first season of Glee which makes me stupidly happy! ::laughter:: I adore many of the characters. I love the ridiculousness of some of the scenarios. And, of course, MUSIC! Which is always awesome. :)

I think that'll be everything for my random post today. :D
tricksters_queen: The Trickster is happy (Puck pleased)
Okay, so I had a fantastic Friday this past week! ::laughter::

When my coworker came in with a nifty new bag I liked, she informed me that she had made it herself. I liked it so much that I asked her to make me one, too, but in all black. Of course.

On Friday, she came in with the completed product, which is freaking awesome! It has to larger pockets which are large enough to hold about 2 of my writing journals, my checkbook, all my pens and pencils, my small "jot-down-notes" book, and my pocket calendar. It has a small pocket that fits my cell phone perfectly, and another pocket that is large enough for my little point-and-shoot digital camera or my wallet, plus lip balms. :) On top of that, knowing my love for tricksters, she came across Kokopelli buttons which she then added to the strap. I was ecstatic! It was fantastic. :) I then proceeded to go to lunch.

When I returned from my lunch break I was informed that a package had come for me while I was out. My Puck plushie doll that I commissioned from darchildre had come in!! He's absolutely perfect, very adorable and hugable, and he's been to Denny's twice now. ::laughter:: Naturally, I squeed quite a bit over this.

After work, I headed to the book store to meet up with my friends like usual. The Chef had a new mixed cd for me, so I squeed again. ::laughter::

Next stop: Denny's, where we met up with our newest group member... and she brought us cupcakes!

So, like I said: Friday was the day of "Jax Gets Cool Stuff". :) Sweet.
tricksters_queen: (twas a romp)
My Memorial Day Weekend started on Thursday. ::laughter:: Not that I didn't have to work, I did. But still, my adventures began on Thursday, so my Memorial Day Weekend began on Thursday.

Thursday, May 27th - Imogen Heap Concert!
So I switched shifts with my co-worker so that I was out at 4:30. Got home, got some food, and changed into jeans, then headed over to Steven's place. Apparently, a little early, at that - I showed up closer to 6:30 than 7pm because I thought that the traffic would be worse than it turned out to be! Around 7, we headed out, with Alice (my GPS system) as a guide. :) I was clever enough to purchase an Imogen Heap shirt before the concert began, and it made me bouncy.
Though Steve and I agreed that we actually preferred the people who opened for her at the last concert we'd been to (Back Ted-N-Ted, Tim Exile), Geese and Ben Christophers certainly made for an interesting concert when they were on stage with Imogen. Their music did seem to compliment hers, and it was really awesome! Happily, she did the song "Speeding Cars" & "Say Goodnight & Go", which are personal favorites of mine. "Bad Body Double" was a lot of fun, too - I think that song is hilarious!
I got home around almost 1am because Steve and I were too busy talking when we got back. ::laughter:: Oh, and it was so worth it! Really should try to go out to dinner with him again sometime soon...

Friday, May 28th - Borders Crew!
So, Friday is my usual hang-out with my friends from the bookstore, which is always fun, no matter what we do. The original plan was to do a movie night, but that kind of fell through. We've been working on incorporating Lauren from the Cafe into our little group, and she actually came OUT with us (as apposed to having us over to her place)!! It was very exciting. :) However, we were 2 short of our number, no Logan and no Bethany. :( Still, Paul, Jason & I headed to Denny's to meet up with Lauren for dinner. It was just... very early. ::laughter:: I was really hyped, which is fairly usual for me... and I informed my friends that I my friend Sara was making me a crochet Puck doll, which we (naturally) had to call a Puck Plushie. I've wanted a Puck doll for SO long... ::laughter:: It's terribly exciting!
Anyway. We ate stuff, and chatted, and generally had a good time... and then we figured we should probably leave to open up our table for other people. ::laughter::
I was far too awake to go home, though, because it was still too early... we wound up walking around the parking lot a few times and talking more. I discovered that too many of them have not seen essential movies, which I have now vowed to fix. ::laughter::

Saturday, May 29th - A Midsummer Night's Dream!
A production of my favorite play was put on by The Wilmington Drama League, and it was absolutely amazing! :D I couldn't have been more pleased - and it didn't hurt that I knew Danielle and Andrew in the cast! Amazing job, seriously. The audience was laughing throughout, which is exactly as it should be! The gentleman who played Puck (Brian Elam) was absolutely fantastic - highly energetic, got both the light and dark sides of the character, and played up flirting with Titania's fairies! Brilliant! And, naturally, he got the most laughs from the audience - Puck always does.
The costuming was great (Danielle looked seriously awesome as Titania, and did an amazing job! Andrew's hair was salt-and-peppered so he'd look older, and he was a fantastic Bottom! I would have adored just about anything Brian was wearing as Puck, let's be honest - but his boots were very cool.), and the production was just... it blew me away! I can't say enough good stuff about it! <3 I met Brian after the show, and he quite possibly thought I was completely nuts, but I was so hyper... ::laughter:: Obsessive, I am. I flatly told him that Puck is my favorite literary character of all time (which is no exaggeration, as anyone who knows me can attest...), and that he completely nailed his part. I shook his hand, and got a picture taken with him. Yep, Brian probably thinks I'm a complete nutcase. Hopefully he got a kick out of my enthusiasm, though...

Sunday, May 30th - I Can Haz Family?
I accompanied Bethany and her mom to a family get-together where I was promptly fed lots of food. ::laughter:: I had a good time, and mostly got to hang out with B anyway. :) After a few hours, we actually headed into Wildwood and wandered about the boardwalk, which was entertaining. Admittedly, there were FAR too many people for me, but all in all, I didn't mind as much as I could have. ::laughter:: We stopped in a fudge shoppe and I picked up some candy (yay, candy!), I ate some boardwalk fries (yum!), and on the way back to the car, I spent my last $2 (in cash) on cotton candy! We spent the night, had breakfast the next morning, chatted for a bit, then headed back home!

Monday, May 31st - Home Again!
I got home around 1 in the afternoon Monday. :) I spent time after that watching the entire series of Paranoia Agent. Which was fun, odd, and interesting. I liked it! ::laughter::
That really was it, for Monday, honestly. ::laughter:: I recouped from the rest of my weekend, and prepared myself to go back to work on Tuesday... :)


May. 28th, 2010 11:41 am
tricksters_queen: (Oh Romeo!)
This icon for "Oh Romeo!" (completely misspelled, by the way, without the "!" at the end) is my MUSIC icon, as it is the name of my nephew's band. (::squee:: My nephew is in a band, and they have a cd out!) ::laughter:: Okay, well, though pimping Oh Romeo! is probably part of my job as B-Mace's aunt, I should get on with what I intended to post about before I have to appear at work.

I saw Imogen Heap last night, in Upper Darby, PA! (Foolishly, somehow called "Philadelphia", who knew?) As the last time I saw her in concert, it was awesome! I love her voice...mmm, so much! It reminded me that I need to nab her song "Speeding Cars", which I found completely by accident some time ago and love.

Though Ethyachk and I both preferred the opening bands from the last time she was in our area, I have to say that the bands that opened for her this time (as they become part of her band for much of the show she does), suited her musical style very well, and made for some very interesting re-mixes of her songs! ::sigh:: I don't guess that they record all of it; I would love to purchase a cd or a download of the songs as they were played at the concert. It's always a new experience.

We're going to, obviously, keep an eye out for the next time she's in the area. We need to drag The Chef with us, too. :)

And that's all I've got time for at the moment. Later!


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