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Jul. 5th, 2010 07:29 pm
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Just got back from a weekend camping. Am sunburned, exhausted, probably dehydrated, and dirty. But it was fun! ^^

Anyway, in case anyone was wondering, that's where I've been. :) 
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Okay, real quick: The last month and a half has been crazy busy and I've been too hot and blah to do an actual update. So what anyone who keeps track of me via LiveJournal is getting is a quickie. I may post something larger later.

Nightwish (May 26): Excellent. They played The Siren. I was so excited, I said "yes!" loud enough that I'm pretty sure the whole band heard me. Is oki. I have no dignity as it comes to me being a fangirl. The trip down had moments of Road Trip From HELL, but the part we went through all the trouble to get to was fan-fucking-tastic. Period. Oh and I got splashed a teensy bit when Tuomas tossed his water bottle, and I didn't squeal like a total infatuated fangirl. Go me. Hopefully, we can get the VIP tix next time and meet them in person.... and hopefully I don't fangirl spaz and make an ass out of myself.

Pre-wedding, post-Nightwish was insane and painful and not much fun. We won't go there.

Wedding (June 21): To everyone's surprise, and possibly my own as well, I didn't cry much during the ceremony. Apparently I ran out of tears the day before. Still not going there. Instead, I had to fight back the urge not to giggle madly, which should tell you how stressed I was. Or not. Who knows? Anyway, it was beautiful, everything turned out great, and the only thing I forgot was the cake topper. Oh, well. The cake was beautiful anyway, and very tasty. It was demolished, so apparently the guests agreed. The reception, due to the almost 90-degree weather, was fairly short, but fun anyway. My sister got Scott and me a hotel room once she realized we didn't have actual plans, so we got a 1-night honeymoon (which is all we got the first time, too, but MUCH better than nothing). Oh right. True to my fangirlyness, we had three actual Nightwish songs involved somehow with the wedding, and one that they'd covered as well. They were, by necessity, all instrumental, but I could kiss Tuomas for releasing Dark Passion Play with the second disk being totally instrumental. "Last of the Wilds" was the recessional, so the photographer undoubtedly got a great picture of me grinning, since we hit the end of the pews right when the actual rock part of the song started. No Wedding March for me, thanks.

Okay. That's actually all the interesting things that have happened. It's been baking hot, alternating with hail and rain, which makes me crabby, as I hate hot weather. Yes, I know I was complaining in the winter, too, but that was about the SNOW, not the COLD. I like cold. I'm going to hide in my basement on August 2nd, or risk being deafened by the squeeing Twilight fangirls who come out in force for the fourth book. I'd get it for Cait for her birthday, but I'd guess she's had it reserved since they let her. XD


SHUT UP ABOUT EDWARD ALREADY!!!

phew, that felt good.

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Lessee... what has Kelsey been doin? Nothing worth posting, really. Not since the last time. Just everyday stuffs. Still looking for a job that doesn't make me hate all of humanity, still don't have a scanner... 
Oh. Bad news: the motherboard in my laptop went phtt for no apparent reason, and I have no USB ports. None. I can't sync my iPod, or use an actual mouse, or print any of my oodles of things on the damn thing. Also, it's running like a stoned sloth, both in performance and in speed, i.e., it's not doing a whole lot very fast. I'm typing this on the desktop, which is also running slowly, but it has USB ports and it runs at all. Ish. I hate the digital age, and it hates me.
Good  news: I got a new iPod. That's good news. It's a black 80G and it's very pretty, thank you Scott. Also, I'm still more or less full of inspiration, and am drawing and writing and it's not all total crap. Yay. Still have no scanner, but, hey, you can't have everything. Also, I got an art box (I think I mentioned) from my mother-in-law, and can now do things in color. Watercolor, to be exact. They're all pretty much bleh right now, so none shall be uploaded. But I'm having fun, and that's what counts. I finally got a library card, after almost six months of living here (had to find the library first). Next on the list is finding the used bookstore. Hmmm... Also good news is that I have my Nightwish tickets and my brother's coming, and, dammit, we're going to make it if we have to walk. ^^

So...yeah. I hate computers. They USED to like me, but now? I can't even get the damn thing to acknowlege that it's connected to the Internet half the time (it is I swear it is). Oh well. It's cyclical; it'll get better eventually. Toodles!

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Okay, so I'm a slacker. We knew that. But I'm a (mostly) happy slacker right now. I finally finished a sizable story, and I've got four more in the works. Squeeee! It's Final Fantasy VII/VIII fanfiction, so it can never be published in the "real world," but who cares? Two of the stories are by request, and the other two are sequels to the one I just finished. Yaaaay, Kelsey!

So it's been a year since I updated. Erm....I'm married now, and in South Dakota. We have a puppy, nine fish, and two lizards, and we're looking into getting a kitten. We have a three-bedroom house, I don't currently have a job, and, well, I'm homesick. I miss all my crazy peoples back in Wyoming, and I even kinda miss Casper itself. It sounds weird, I know, but I've lived there since I was little, and I don't know anybody here, and it's not exotic enough to make me forget how lonely I am. Everyone's really nice, but I don't make friends easily, and I'm shy of talking to people who have been doing this for a long time.

Also, Scott has to train in November, so for the fourth year running, he won't be here for my birthday. That's right: he's never been able to make it home. It's only 23 years old, nothing big, but it still makes me cranky. Oh, and the real fun part is that he's eligible for deployment in May. We have our wedding ceremony planned for June 18 (for anyone who didn't know about the ceremony, consider this notice, and I'm sorry I didn't mention it sooner), so we had to add a contingency plan: if he does get deployed, the wedding's been moved to Christmas. We'll have only been married a year and a half by then...rrrrrrr...

Oki, happy thoughts! The stories are going good, I likes my house, I have a picture of Hugh Jackman in nothing but a towel and a golf glove...hehe. Oki. All better! I'll try to update more often, but, hey, no promises. ;)

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