In Which I Actually Update!
It's been months, I know. I'm sorry. I figured it out though - it's because I tweet and Facebook all the time, that constant stream-of-consciousness feels like it should keep people up to date on EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of my life, so everything more in-depth falls by the wayside. So much of it is "OMG I'M READING THIS AWESOME FANFIC!" or "OMG I MISSED THE BUS - AGAIN" or "Oh wow, I'm late because I totally sat and did the Bible reading on my checklist today" (there are a bunch of checklists in the back of the Bible Jenn got me so I'm working through one, I just started with it but today there were two separate readings and so I wasn't expecting it to take so long XD but I only missed one bus, I was still on time to class, and I got to read about Jacob. So it was pretty rad.)
And Facebook is mostly pointless surveys or commenting on other people's statuses. But Twitter is fun because it's like a continuous conversation with friends, and I like feeling connected.
Anyway, I realised just now that - duh - I can sort the people whose LJ updates I actually WANT to read into a custom group. So now I have "Fic" and "Raddest of the Rad" groups. The former is for fanfic communities/writers I like, and the latter is for people I love.
The last posting date to the US/Canada is the 10th of December. It is now officially the 28th of November. I'm getting concerned. I am buying Christmas/Hannukah presents, at least a little thing for everyone that I stayed with, and Danielle gets a bigger box of goodies - (1) because she let me stay with her for TWO FREAKIN MONTHS and (2) because she's just so rad. I have maybe half of the American ones, or more, and I have a little more leeway on the UK ones, not least because most of them are coming to the Snow Ball so I don't need to worry about postage :-) My Christmas-and-holiday supplies are taking over my bedroom, my auntie gave me a bunch of charity cards she bought (she is an avid supporter of many animal charities) but wasn't going to use, I bought a roll of Christmas paper to supplement my mum's extensive collection and a roll of owl wrapping paper for those who don't celebrate Christmas, as well as some little gimmicky things because, well, I'm me. I still need something to put in the envelopes though, because Christmas confetti is SO LAST YEAR but if I buy any more candy canes (I am supplying 100+ for the Snow Ball, last year it became my trademark THING) I will a) run out of space and b) go completely insane. Do you good LJ-ers have any ideas?
Finally, I had a migraine today and it was horrible. I've only had them like twice before but/so UGH. My vision went funny in my Cultural Geography class - you know like when someone takes a picture and the flash is burned on your retina for a few seconds? Like that, but multiple spots of it - and it was hard to focus on the lecture slides, but I figured it might be my contact lenses acting up. Actually I was scared for a minute it might be a psychiatric thing, I've had one other thing like that and it was more hallucinatory (while not ON anything, I hasten to add) and it scared the crap out of me. But on the bus home I started feeling really sick and getting a blinding headache. So it was reassuring sort of, but awful. I went straight to bed when I got home, and I've been in a foul mood all night, even though the headache was mostly gone when I woke up. Ugh.
...Sorry this was so long. I'll put it behind a cut to save your f-lists, if I'm still on anybody's. I'm sorry, I really do plan to update more. I miss this kind of writing. It's not the same trying to share your life in 140 characters.
PS. I totally did the cut right first time. That NEVER happens. Oh 1am, you're so good to me <3