28 October 2013 @ 12:16 am
  • My paid account expires soon, which is super weird? I've had a paid account for so long, it feels almost traitorous to not have one. AND MY BLESSED ICONS. On the other hand, I'm not really making enough right now to justify the expense, especially with LJ so quiet. Oh LJ. I miss your heyday. So naturally this made me want to update lj!
  • Life is pretty okay. I like work, mostly, although I need more hours, but at least I have some kind of purpose and the company is really cool. It's interesting working for such a small company because all my previous jobs were with quite big organizations. We went go-karting a couple weeks ago! The CEO drove me home!
  • I've also been driving more and have become much more comfortable with the highway et al. Of course, this is just in time for it to start snowing and totally fuck with my life anyway.
  • On the 13th I'm going to one of those "live" (except, uh, not) screenings of Richard II, with goldy_dollar and a couple other assorted people. I've never gone to see one of these play/theatre broadcasts so that should be interesting. I also need to brush up on my Richard II because at present I have basically no recollection of the play at all, despite studying it. Woops.
  • The 16th is my friend's birthday and I think we're going to a spa? Which... I'm actually not super thrilled about because I'm not a spa person, but it should still be pretty fun. I am more looking forward to the "hang out afterwards with food and wine" part.
  • On the 18th I'm seeing Eddie Izzard with a friend. He's been in town before and I missed him so I'm glad we were on top of things this time. Live comedy is so great and Eddie Izzard is so great, I'm pretty pumped.
  • And then the 23rd is of course the infamous 50th anniversary. Since goldy_dollar has RUTHLESSLY ABANDONED ME in favour of being a lawyer, I'm going with two university friends to the 3D screening here on the Saturday. I was a bit skeptical about spending money on something that is available for free and will likely not be great, but on the other hand I really like seeing things in big busy theatres, so I'm hoping the general air of excitement and fun will help make the whole thing a better experience for me. So I'm excited, more for the experience of seeing two people I haven't seen in ages and being in a big chattering crowd than anything else. Prayer circle the ep doesn't suck as hard as it could.
  • And at some as-yet-undisclosed date... S2 OF THE WALKING DEAD GAME.


    If you haven't played The Walking Dead Game I 100% recommend it and it is far more of a storytelling experience than a... zombie action game experience. AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR S2, COME TO MEEEEEE
We're leaving bright and inexplicably early tomorrow to go visit family for Christmas, so I won't be around much -- at least for the first couple days where I won't have wifi. Living in the dark ages, man.


So, happy holidays everyone, merry Christmas if you celebrate it. Save some Christmas special wank for me! I should be back properly on the 28th.
06 December 2012 @ 11:58 pm
holiday love meme 2012
my thread here

In related news, since it's that time of year again, I'm going to a cookie exchange next weekend and was wondering if anyone had some easy-ish recipe recommendations to share. Last year I made fauxkaren's cakemix cookie recipe and they were delicious even if I am pretty sure they were not supposed to be the shape that they were. I might make those again (and try to perfect the shape) BUT I remember getting lots of good suggestions last year so I thought I'd ~open the floor~.

Plz keep in mind I am a total novice baker, and also unemployed so ideally there will be no super obscure expensive ingredients that can only be purchased on a full moon from one specific convenience store on a mountaintop.

(PS: Wow this icon selection I have rn is terrible. How do I adequately express myself in 100x100 images with this? I only have one icon of Rose Tyler? :O)
05 December 2012 @ 09:08 pm
Sometimes I feel like I have things to talk about, but I'm trying to think of what they are right now and coming up blank. So let's just barrel through this:

  • I'm still unemployed and stuff. I'm obviously not going to find a job until the new year at this point, so... whatever I guess. No1curr about my quarterlife crisis, moving on.
  • There's some ship battle poll thing going on and the finals has Doctor/Rose against ~Klaine~. I don't think Doctor/Rose will win at this point but if you've ever wanted to vote against Glee in something (and I know you have) here is your opportunity.
  • BBC One is making "The Casual Vacancy" into a TV series! I am excited because I am part of the apparently small portion of the internet that liked Casual Vacancy. Plus with it being BBC there's bound to be SOME hilarious British Actor Bingo, amirite? I don't know what they mean by "series" -- I assume they mean miniseries, or like, 2 seasons with a total of 10 episodes max.
  • We're going to visit family for Christmas and it is a NIGHTMARE of organization. I think we finally sorted it out and it means I'll be home for my birthday, which is nice. Here's hoping I am less grumpy about it than I was on my last birthday.
  • If anyone out there is as bored and unfulfilled as I am, I recommend the Larry tag on Tumblr because ain't nothin' funnier than the perfect storm that is RPF tinhatters, tweens and Taylor Swift.

Here, look at the deformed chocolate my aunt gave me:
14 November 2012 @ 04:12 pm
My extra icon packages expire in like 4 days and I dunno if I'm gonna do anything about it. On one hand, icons! All the icons I have spent years collecting and such! On the other hand, I don't post or comment as much as I used to and I also have no income, so.

SPEAKING OF this is the song that never endsCollapse )

I didn't mean for this post to be "wah wah I will never amount to anything, version #4.0" but that's basically all that's happening in my life rn so there it is lol. UM. Here have a point-form breakdown of stuff I have seen:

  • The Mindy Project was good this week. The show is definitely getting better and finding its stride. I have never found an episode HILARIOUS, but they're consistently amusing throughout (or have been for the last few episodes) which is good enough for me. I find Mindy quite a likable lead -- I don't particularly relate to her but I find her funny and I think they've struck a pretty decent balance between funny and still clever/believably a medical professional. I would like to watch Dr. Mindy Lahiri interact with Dr. Elliot Reid. Danny and the British guy (lol idek his name) remain so-so, but Morgan is getting funnier and generally I just enjoy the show's vibe. Also, she wrinkled my brain re: "girlcrush" this week and now I may have to remove that from my vocabulary so good job Mindy.
  • The Office's "farewell season" continues to be enjoyable. I know some people are upset with the direction they've taken Andy but I don't curr about Andy so, whatever, and I hate Andy/Erin so Erin/NewJim is a welcome change for me. Oscar/Angela/Senator makes me uncomfortable but I'm reserving judgment until I know where it's heading. Also, they gave me an entire episode with Nellie using an American accent, so, excellent. (S9 Nellie, as far as I can tell, is basically an entirely different person from s7 or s8 Nellie, but she's a real character now so I'll take it.)
  • Doctor Who has a CIN thing airing this Friday that is meant to be the "first glimpse" of the new companion. I'm pretty sure by "glimpse" they mean that most literally, and we'll see about a single gif-worth of frames of her buried in a incoherent trailer of explosions. Also a prequel, which I'm sure will feature Eleven being ~zany as always.
  • Elementary continues to be enjoyable, with interesting characters and white noise crime cases. It sounds like the show is still slaying in ratings, which pleases me. I am cautiously optimistic to meet their Irene, because lbr it's not like she can be worse than the BBC's.
  • P&R exists and is enjoyable but I never have any deep thoughts on it. I don't think I loved this week's ep as much as other people, but what's new when it comes to P&R lol.
  • Argo was a really enjoyable film although it cracked me up to go online after and find out all this stuff about how they tweaked the story to glorify the CIA and downplay the involvement of the Canadian consulate, as well as the British and New Zealand consulates. LOLLLL SHOCKER.
  • Wreck-It Ralph was really good?? I really enjoyed it a lot. I even warmed to Vanellope despite hating Sarah Silverman. And Jane Lynch's character was better than I anticipated. And just... stuff. It may have helped the case that this movie came during a time when I'm inexplicably into video games again, but I loved all the visual gags. And Paperman! So cute.
06 September 2012 @ 03:47 pm
I met up with a friend for lunch today who I haven't seen all summer. She's doing her MA at the university we both went to for our undergrad, so she started classes yesterday. We ended up walking to a coffee shop near campus and chilling there for a while. It was pretty weird. My university is right downtown, so I pass it a lot when I'm in that area anyway, but this is the first time since classes that I've been on campus while it was bustling with students and not... been one of them.

I don't really think of myself as someone who misses school much. My friend Tania told us last week that she's in such school withdrawl that she bought school supplies even though she doesn't need them, lmao. I am not like that. I was glad to be done with my undergrad. But I kind of missed it today? I mean, I guess in part I just missed the purposefulness -- if I was in classes right now I wouldn't feel like such a waste of space, I guess. But I dunno, I think I just like the idea of being in school more than the actual reality of it, probably because for the most part being a student is an excuse to not be an actual adult yet, and right now I am neither a student nor an actual adult.

In less navel-gaze-y news, look what I got in the mail yesterday!:

That is a Hamlet postcard and a dinosaur necklace from idk my bff Liz. YOU KNOW ME WELL. It was excellent. I wore the necklace today and got compliments on it from both my friend and the cashier. TY BB.

In potentially more interesting news I watched the Elementary pilot. Spoilers I guess.Collapse )
31 July 2012 @ 11:16 am
In my inbox this morning:

Hello Kali

How are you today.

Sorry for the late response i have been really busy with work.

You will be working under trial for 3 weeks and you will get paid $325 a week

Your first assignment you will be cashing of cheques which i will direct a customer
to send to you on my behalf.

All you have to to do is cash the cheques and i will tell what to do with the fund.

Let me know once you receive the payment.




Anyway I am going to block him once I figure out how to do so with my university's shitty email client, but lol lol.

As you know, I've been job hunting. As you can guess from the title, SHIT GOT WEIRD recently. This is the first most of you had heard of this because I didn't want to "jinx" anything back when I thought this was legit. Anyway, I'm copy/pasting from an email I sent other people because this is loooong. I was going to flock this to save face, but on second thought I'm going to leave it open so other people can be advised from my experiences.

K SO I replied to this job posting looking for an "office administrator", which is the kind of work I've been looking for. It was on Kijiji so like, you know, standard personal-ads type place. NOT THE HIGHEST OF QUALITY, lesson learned there!

Anyway, I sent a resume + cover letter, and a week later or whatever I got an email from someone with more deets on the job. It's a furniture company from the US opening more outlets and they're opening one in Canada so they need an admin assistant to run orders + take calls and do some data entry. 3 weeks of training to make sure you're suitable, then the store opens, etc. There was a website for this company that looked legit, and when you Google they come up on several customer review sites, usually with bad reviews LOL.

So I was all "yes okay I am interested sounds great". I also asked a few questions, like when would training me, are they still selectin from a pool of candidates, etc.

I got another email asking for a bit more information "for HR", including my street address because I don't have that on my resume. But I also know a street address is semi-standard for resumes so I'm like, whatever, and sent it back.

So a few days after that I get an email that's like "okay so I'm going to send the first order for you to process!!" It also does not answer any of the questions I had asked. At this point it starts pinging that things are pretty weird, but I am also worried about jeopardizing what COULD BE an okay job with decent pay + benefits (which was mentioned in the first email). So I was like "um, okay, but can you clarify some stuff" and asked more questions.

A few days after that, I got another email that's like "OKAY SO I JUST TALKED TO A CLIENT AND WE'RE SENDING THE ORDER TO YOU TO CASH YOU'LL GET TRAVELLERS CHEQUES" and by this point I know stuff is SERIOUSLY WEIRD. So I told my dad (I hadn't told anyone about it up to this point because I didn't want to ~jinx myself) what was going on, and emailed the guy being like "what? why would I cash the cheques into my bank? Can you explain?" That was on Friday. I have received no answers.

BUT this afternoon I did get something in the mail, from MANCHESTER???, containing $2kUSD in travellers cheques. No return address. All addressed to me. HA HA HA OKAY.

So my dad and I did a bit more googling, and I guess there's some kind of international money laundering ring that does this and targets students? GR8.

anyway so I guess we are going to the police tomorrow.
26 July 2012 @ 08:44 pm
I. So the perks of being unemployed, I guess, is that yesterday my friend Tania called and was like "if you can get here in half an hour you can go to Calypso with my company for free", to which naturally I was like "SURE!" I guess they'd paid for 20 people or whatever but some dropped out last minute so they were trying to fill the spaces. Score one for unemployment! It was quite fun. I've been several times before but never for FREE! lol, and also this was the first time I've been there that wasn't a Saturday and 40C outside, so it was a bit cooler and less crowded which was nice.

However the last thing we did was this ride:

We went on twice because there was literally no line. The first time was fun and unventful. The second time, at the bottom, I SOMEHOW FLEW OFF MY MAGIC CARPET THING and skidded a few feet on my own. While my boobs came out of my bathing suit. SO that was nice.

II. The other thing my unemployment has brought me is way too much knowledge of THE CHEATING SAGA: BREAKING ROB '12, as ONTD would call it. I don't care about Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart and yet I am drawn to these posts. Such is my life. The delusional stans on Tumblr coming up with conspiracy theories are hilarious though!

III. On Saturday I'm heading over to Montreal to see Joel McHale's mysterious show and hang with sweetcherrytree, which should be fun. Hurrah!

IV. Lastly, I guess Entertainment Weekly is doing a Doctor Who issue. Or more specifically a "cult classics" issue or something with DW on the front and a big article about it, w/e I don't care much except for this:


I. Sometimes I think I should post to LJ, but I really have nothing to say because my life right now is beyond boring. I'm job hunting, which as I'm sure many of you know is basically the worst thing to ever do in the world. Since that's present tense, you can probably infer that I have no job, and you would be correct. So basically I have a lot of free time and nothing to do because I have no money, everything costs money, and most of my friends are real people with real jobs.

II. Last night despite the whole "no money" thing though a friend and I went to see Aziz Ansari's stand-up show, since he was in town. I'm not familiar with him outside of Parks & Rec, but he was very very funny. I was also pretty impressed because there was only one or two jokes that I thought were a bit off-colour and they weren't even that bad really -- especially compared to the woman who opened for him, where I spent half of her set sort of cringing. Anyway, if for whatever reason you have the opportunity to see the show and were considering it but not sure, I'd recommend it.

III. I have complained to many of you individually but possibly not to LJ at large about my friends who want to have a destination wedding, right?Collapse )

IV. God this is a boring post full of information no one wants. Possibly more relevant: Karen and I are thinking of starting up dwrewatch again! If you were around last time and have some suggestions or feedback to offer, head over and let us know.
26 June 2012 @ 09:36 pm
hey guess who's seeing Jeff Winger Joel McHale in a month with sweetcherrytree?


lol TBH I don't know the first thing about his stand-up so it could be terrible but hey, Jeff Winger.

Actually the Just for Laughs lineup this year is decent, and by "decent" I mean "hey, I've heard of these people". There's also Aziz Ansari, whom I noticed after Joel McHale. And Deanne Smith, whom I saw last year with goldy_dollar and kazutakia and who was HILARIOUS, so if anyone in the area is looking for a cheaper show I would recommend her.

In other news I don't have a lot of other news. Tay and I are watching this miniseries called The Syndicate which features Neville Longbottom and it is pretty stellar.

Other than that I am still unemployed so mostly I spend time on the internet trying not to spend money. Hooray.
This is a quick post to cover a couple things:

  • I am back from travelling the wilds with my eBFFs. I arrived safely in Canada a few hours ago now.
  • I am not particularly happy about this.
  • By that I mean it's possible I spent most of yesterday + today like

  • Anyway, I did have a great time! I will write a more detailed post probably when I am less full of pizza and jetlag.
  • But shout-out to mildlyconfused, erethesunrises and anythingbutgrey for meeting up with us and putting up with our tendency to travel in a large brigade and also my inability to write informative text messages on my 2003 phone. It was great to meet all of you!
  • I haven't caught up on any TV, which means I am well behind on Community, GOT and LOK. Please don't spoil me for any in the meantime! I'll catch up soon.
  • I hear LJ did something to the comments that made fandomsecrets flounce? I'm so not in the mood to deal with this shit, LJ.
  • Lastly
    "Susan Tyler"? LOL. Chances of this being true: approximately one in a billion. If this were true, chance that I would like it: 0.

So I think that covers most of it.
01 April 2012 @ 12:58 am
I miss writing fic. I realize it is not very productive to say that and then do nothing about it, but it's true. I have ideas that float around in my head for days but I never sit down to write them, even though it's not like I'm doing something more productive. I think part of the problem is that most of the ideas I have these days are longer than the average one-shot, which makes me intimidated before I start so I don't even bother. I got very used to being able to shunt a fic off to Frances when I was frustrated with a scene, lirl.

I also wish ficathons -- specifically comment ficathons but even more generally -- were still a thing, but they seem to have been largely wiped out by Tumblr. I've seen a couple comment ficathons recently, but they're nowhere near as populated as they were two years ago and most of the fandoms/prompts were for things I don't read/write fic for anyway.

There's no real point to this post other than to whine about it I guess. IT IS NO ONE'S FAULT BUT MY OWN, though I do wish I had pages of prompts to scroll through and then get frustrated over not writing lol. I am also sure it is no coincidence that I suddenly miss fic writing when I have an essay to be writing. ISN'T THAT ALWAYS THE WAY?

I guess the moral of this post is, are there any active ficathons right now? Or even fic memes more exciting than "give me a prompt"? Hmmm.
24 March 2012 @ 01:43 pm
I guess there's a Doctor Who convention or something today.

lmao @ cam recording, OLDSCHOOL. I remember watching one of these for EOT. That was more exciting. They're releasing the shiny version on Monday but clearly underestimated the dedication of fans.

Thoughts on the trailer so spoilers sort of?Collapse )

In hilarious and slightly related con news, I guess I am going to our Comic Con in May? LOLLLL. Some of my friends from school asked if I wanted to go with them and I said sure, mostly out of curiosity and also because I didn't think it was really that expensive for a day pass (the VIP pass though? lawd). The only guest they've announced so far that I am familiar with is Patrick Stewart, which LOL @ Patrick Stewart coming here. I can only assume they lied to him. I love Patrick Stewart though so that's neat.

Also about an hour ago, Friend texted me to be like "btw I am probably going to cosplay as Amy Pond". It is strange to have a friend I met in real life who uses words like "cosplay". Also strange to have a friend in real life who is a big Moffat stan.
06 February 2012 @ 07:45 pm
First off, thanks everyone for your nice comments on my last post. Things are getting better, ish. My mom sounds more like herself although I suspect she's mostly been trying not to think about it, which is the same tactic I've been using.

Second and much more happily LOOK LOOK LOOK:


Ignore the fact that Todd Packer is an awful, awful unfunny character and focus on her hair.

Anyway The Office hasn't been a good show in ages and this season sounds particularly awful but IDC, Catherine Tate! On my television! Huzzah!

I'm pretty sure I was going to post about something else too but now I completely forgot so enjoy these photos. OH WAIT. In continuing the weird theme of Doctor Who/NBC comedy crossovers:

Our dog died this morning.

He was going to be two years old tomorrow. I was asleep and so was my dad but my mom took him out to play fetch as she does every morning and I guess he just... like... collapsed. She came in screaming that he'd died which is what woke up me and my dad. They're taking him to the vet now and I ...got showered and dressed. I've been shaky and my mouth is dry, is that shock? IDK. We've had dogs and lost them before, but it was always at the end of long lives and always when we took them to be put to sleep, so it was never a shock.

This is completely unbelievable to me and to the rest of us because there was absolutely no indication ever that anything was the slightest bit wrong with the dog. On the contrary, he was the healthiest, fittest damn dog we'd ever owned, compared to the one with epilepsy and the one who had like four surgeries before he was four.

I am upset but mostly shocked I think and primarily upset for my mom, because she loved this dog. He was her baby. And obviously she was not even the slightest bit prepared for this, and because she was the one playing fetch with him she thinks she should've stopped or somehow known.

RIP, Loki. For two years you were the happiest, friendliest dog I've ever seen.
07 January 2012 @ 04:50 pm
I. My Christmas break is finally drawing to a close on Monday. I've just got two classes to finish up my degree this semester -- one of them is a seminar with some long title called something like "Science Fact and Science Fiction", and one of them is a linguistics class about writing systems. Further material to form snobby opinions about Gallifreyan? I think so!

Christmas break has been nice, though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't getting a little bit cabin fever-y. Yesterday we finally did our Secret Santa exchange which was a lot of fun. I got a necklace tree stand thing, which is something I wanted, except that most of my necklaces are apparently too long and drag on the dresser anyway? Which seems to defeat the point of the necklace stand. I am not really sure what to do about this since I'm pretty sure my necklaces are all of average length. Wtf.

II. I have spent much of this break watching various things with spud14 and/or firstofoct and sometimes shinyopals. I have learned about both bears and birds thanks to David Tennant and we also watched The Borrowers (with Robert Sheehan & Christopher Eccleston -- very enjoyable) as well as a version of Othello that had Eccleston as "Iago" (and Keeley Hawes as Desdemona). I put Iago in quotation marks because it is one of those modernized versions and his character's name is actually Ben Jaygo or something, but actually it was quite good! Different, but interesting, and eerily topical. Then through Keeley Hawes' Wikipedia page I learned that she's in a version of Canterbury Tales with John Simm and Billie Piper, among others, so clearly I need to witness this as well.

III. I've been trying to make a post for ages but the reality is I have very little to say that is interesting. Here's a quote that's been floating around Tumblr which you may not have seen otherwise, from some book called Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the Inside:

“Firstly, Rose is neither shallow nor stupid. She doesn’t settle for second best. She gets the person she fell in love with. And, as a bonus, he’s now able to spend the rest of his life with her, as she with him. Secondly, the very same person who experienced the heartbreak of losing Rose for the first time now experiences joy at the prospect of a lifetime in her company. In this full sense, the Doctor who lost, finally wins.”

WELL PUT, ...SOME GUY NAMED PAUL DAWSON. I AGREE. And on that note, a fic rec:

Three Proposals by arliddian
PG; Ten2/Rose
Of all the traits he’d absorbed from Donna Noble, the last thing he'd expected to inherit was a desire to get married.
Read it because: Precious Ten2/Rose fic is becoming rarer but this was wonderful! I would say more but it would all just be synonymous with "adorable".

IV. This post is dull, it needs a meme or something. But I haven't seen any around in ages. You could ask my unpopular opinions I guess..? I don't know if any of them would be surprising to any of you though. I don't even have a fun gif to share. I should've quit while I was behind.
31 December 2011 @ 02:52 pm

I was all like 'hmm, maybe I should do that meme I've done every year at New Year's!" And I went to my old entries to find it and LOL apparently I didn't do it last year after all. Oops? But here it is anyway.Collapse )

Well that was fun.

When I was looking through last year's post to try and find this meme, I saw that my New Year's Eve post included a video of polar bears narrated by David Tennant. This year I bring you AMAZING STINGRAYS:

10/10 for the one that does a perfect backflip.
It's just after midnight here which means

Did I just want to use that gif? Yes, yes I did.

Because I am notoriously a last-minute shopper and because we don't put gifts under our tree until Christmas Eve/morning as a hold-over from when I was a kid, I always wrap my gifs at like, 11:30pm on Christmas Eve and then put them under the tree. I think this is legitimately one of my favourite parts of Christmas. I suck at wrapping presents nicely, but I find it a lot of fun, and THEN I GET TO PUT THEM UNDER THE TREE, LIKE SANTA. I was actually kind of disappointed this year that because I bought my parents a couple bigger-ticket things instead of a bunch of smaller things I had fewer items to wrap and put under the tree.

I realize I'm talking to no one because most people are in bed or with family but I'm bored, so here's a Christmas eve post. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, Happy Hanukkah to some of you, and have an enjoyable late December, the rest of you.