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Today, I spent a great day hanging out with Sonja, helping her out with rearranging her bedroom furniture. Then I went over and hung out with Margaret for a while and we watched some good movies. We started out with popcorn and the movie Latter Days, which she had never seen. Then we went out and got pizza and ate that while watching The Curiosity of Chance, a movie I highly recommend. I seriously love this movie and believe that everyone should see it, so I'm posting the trailer. In fact, I'm adding all the trailers for movies we watched tonight.

We also saw the movie Edge of Seventeen. As you can tell, I have a bit of a fondness for coming of age gay stories. Plus, most of them are very romantic and/or aww inspiring.

And now I'm going to get a shower and curl up with a really good book. I finally got my copy of The Last Olympian, fifth book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. I hope it's as good as the others, because they were great.

Ta, everyone!

Latter Days:


The Curiosity of Chance:


Edge of Seventeen:
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She sent me Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger for Xmas, and I totally love and adore it. I've never fallen in love with characters in a book this quickly before.

And it has the best lines.

This is one of the scenes that make me giggle.

TRAVIS: You just don't understand.

GORDO: Don't I? Travis, if you'd taken Trig with me like I asked you to, you'd know by now that it doesn't matter if you like boys instead of girls because the formulas are the same.

TRAVIS: I never said I like boys!

GORDO: Ever beat off to Penthouse

TRAVIS: No.

GORDO: Ever collect baseball cards?

TRAVIS: No.

GORDO: How old is Barbra Streisand?

TRAVIS: 36. Three weeks ago.

GORDO: What do you need, a fucking blueprint?

*****

I just love it.

Now I must go back to reading and begging the Gods to either a) take my sinusii away or b) let me die al-fucking-ready.
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Tonight, I got promoted. Again. Second promotion since the beginning of the year. This is good?

I started out this year (and I don't mind telling you guys this, not like I'm bragging) as Cafe Specialist at work, making roughly $14,500 a year. At the end of January, 2 days after my birthday, I got promoted to Co-Manager Cafe, which brought my pay up to $19,000 a year. Today, when I get to work, I get told that I'm being promoted again. This time, to Co-Manager of the entire bookstore, and will be raised up to $20,500 a year. Good news? In under three months I've gone up $6,000 in yearly pay. Bad news? I have to change locations. I can't stay at my present store, #626, and keep the promotion, I have to move over to store #628.

Which isn't really that bad, I just would not pick to work under the General Manager I'm going to be working under. I mean, don't get me wrong, he's a great guy. I've just heard through the grapevine that he's not all that great a manager. And that he doesn't really do anything other than sit on his butt in the office, answering the phone, or showing the occasional customer to a book they want. But, oh well, that's what us Co-Managers get paid the big bucks for, right? And, in the long run, if I don't like where I'm at, it still looks good on a resume that I can take to Barnes and Noble and get paid probably twice what I make now.

And now for the part Lyndee should skip )

Okay, now progress yourselves out of my bedroom antics and on to the fandomish stuff. I have recs for a few different fandoms that I'm involved in.

BtVS/Angel: Ulterior Motives by [livejournal.com profile] yanagi_wa - A wonderful story that's just getting started. There's the Prologue and Chapter One already up, and it's promising to be a fantastic fic.

Stargate SG-1: The Cost of a Used Spaceship by Marie Blackpool - A truly beautiful story. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I love fics that include the robot SG1.

Stargate Atlantis: General & Dr. Sheppard - For lovers of the long, epic length AU fic. I was given this link just last night, and though I should have gone to bed when I said I was, I kind of got caught up reading this and devoured the entire thing in one sitting. I was a wreck trying to get up for work today, let me tell you.

Supernatural: Don't Know How to Let You Go - OMG!!! I can not stress enough how much I love this pairing. Before this fandom, I'd never really gotten into the whole incest thing (unless you count Xander/Xander). But these two brothers were made to be each other's bitches. I can't say it any better than that.


Hope hope hope you enjoy. I also hope that I can get back to you soon with more recs. But right now, I am foregoing fic to read the second installment in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. You guys should so check out The Lightning Thief. It's a new series by Rick Riordan, and is rumored to be the next Harry Potter. It's that good. I just got the book and I'm already half way through it. I'm totally addicted. So go, read. I swear, you'll enjoy it. And if you don't, you can pretend to sue me.

Night guys.
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Tonight, aside from various chats, I set about trying to change layouts on my LJ. Found a few communities for free layouts by doing a search, and got one I really like. At first, I couldn't figure out how to get the usernames and icons to show up on my flist, but eventually figured out that if I read the instructions, I can do pretty much anything. Yeah, laugh now.

After fixing that problem though, I realized that it just wasn't right for me. I loved it the other way, just had no way of knowing who wrote which post I was reading. So [livejournal.com profile] synful_trixx finally told me about her community for free lj layouts, [livejournal.com profile] synful_layouts. There, I found the greatest layout. It's all Xander. All about the Butt Monkey. It matches my icon. I love it. Thanks Trixxy.

Now, one message for [livejournal.com profile] eternalmusings - The fourth book in The Vampire Earth series by E.E. Knight, Valentine's Rising, is available now. The same author's also got a new series started, The Age of Fire. The first book, Dragon Champion, is out now.

And, I have to go to bed. Night guys.

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