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Sep. 23rd, 2010

Being Erica

I wanted to finish rewatching season 2 before diving into the season 3 premiere. That didn't happen.
I wanted to finish capping season 2 before picspamming. That didn't happen.
I wanted to to do a well-rounded picspam. That didn't happen.

Instead, this happened. )

Sep. 17th, 2010

Getting my charm on

My mother just won two Pandora charm bracelets at auction and she's giving me one of them, so I blew off work this afternoon to drool over charms at the Pandora web site.

I love these charm bracelets sooo much. )

In other news, new TV is just around the corner, which to me only means More Ways in Which I Will Fall Behind on TV Due to My All-Consuming Kdrama Addiction. I think that's why I've been reluctant to seek out what new shows to pick up, but now that they're actually HERE, I guess it's time to give it some serious thought. So far I've got:

  • Nikita (saw the pilot and am willing to keep watching even thought it didn't blow me away).

  • The Walking Dead (ZOMBIES? I'M SO THERE).

  • Running Wilde (GOB and Felicity - together at last! I mean, haven't we all pretty much been waiting for this day?)

And sadly, that's pretty much it. What shows should I be watching? Anyone excited about anything else?

I think I'm going to take my newly acquired Being Erica season 2 DVDs and do a marathon this weekend to gear up for the premiere next week. And maybe even do some capping? I feel like I'm going to need both an Erica and an Erica/Kai icon pretty soon.

Sep. 11th, 2010

Decorating my apartment

Now that my kitchen and bathroom are done, I'm turning my attention to the hallway, so today I spent some time window shopping (except it was online, so window surfing?). More interior design babble - with pictures! - beneath the cut. )

Answers to the Friday Cap Game. )

Sep. 10th, 2010

I return bearing cap game

TV cap game, for a change!


. )

Aug. 24th, 2010

A couple of years ago, on the first day of winter, we had people in Stockholm who were stuck in traffic for seven hours (black ice was the culprit if I remember correctly). I thought that was bad, but this NINE DAY traffic jam has to take the cake. Holy crap!

The only shows I'm keeping up to date with are reality shows. I may get spoiled for True Blood, Eureka, Mad Men, et al whenever I venture outside my flist (and sometimes even when I stick close to home - mostly through no one's fault but my own), but knowing one thing about an episode won't completely render it pointless the way knowing who gets booted off does for a reality show.

Project Runway )

Top Chef )

And just because I'm bored:

Ten Random Things About Me )

Aug. 21st, 2010

Obligatory Answers Post

Answers to yesterday's cap game )

Aug. 20th, 2010

Friday Cap Game!

For some reason this cap game took AGES to put together. Probably because every movie I capped I got really into and had to watch for a while before moving on to the next one.

' )

Aug. 8th, 2010

Give me extensions or give me death

I haven't been updating my three year old extensions post, so I figured it was time for an overhaul.

That's why I spent three hours doing this. )

Aug. 5th, 2010

man plans, the flying spaghetti monster laughs

I worked all weekend, and yesterday I'd about reached my limit so I told my boss that I was going to "sort of" take today off (only doing the bare minimum, like delivering files and answering emails). HAHAHAHA! Forgive me while I wipe away my tears of indiscribable horror at not having had a day off for 11 days straight laughter.

Just out of curiosity I counted up the number of emails I'd written today around four thirty. OVER 80! And that was just the emails. WHY IS THIS MY LIFE?!

Needless to say, I worked more than eight hours today anyway and I'm so ready for the weekend to come, you have no idea.

I haven't really been finishing many Dramas lately (except for my rewatch of Coffee Prince. It was even better this time around, and the pacing issues are solved by just FF-ing through all the boring stuff), but I've started plenty. I've started keeping track of them in this sticky!post. I figure you guys were probably getting sick of my All Drama All the Time posts. =)

The newest Firefox release (?) is screwing with my LJ log-in, but only when it comes to Scrapbook, so posts to [info]acapaday have been spotty lately (my album for that is private and since I can't log in I just see the public albums).

It wasn't until last night that I realized that I could access Scrapbook with Chrome. Which is a pain, but better than nothing, I guess, until either Firefox or LJ rights itself.

Now I just have to figure out if I have the energy to do some capping for a cap game tomorrow...

Jul. 29th, 2010

Capital Scandal

Okay, so you guys who recced Capital Scandal? SO RIGHT. Amazing Kdrama! I was in love after just the first episode, and after a few more, I started capping, because not only was it good, it was pretty! And now, naturally, I have to picspam!

3 Amazing Things About Capital Scandal! (Minimal spoilers) )

Jul. 15th, 2010

Long post is long

I've hardly read a thing since early June. Haven't finished a single book, actually, which is kind of depressing. My current subway read is Rosemary and Rue by [info]seanan_mcguire, which is perfect right now because I find it so engrossing that I can just pick it up anywhere and remember exactly what's happened and what's going on. I really enjoy the world-building, the characters are intriguing and I'm even feeling kinda 'shippy about it. (Maybe it's just because I know she watched VM, but the first scene with Toby and Tybalt reminded me so much of this one from the pilot.)

I'm not even half-way, so no spoilers please!

But even though I'm enjoying the book and the subway is the only place I'm reading right now, I'm still thinking of getting a smart phone so that I can watch My Stories (not only on the subway, but probably there too. What can I say, I'M OBSESSED!). Anyway, I wanted to ask for recs, does anyone have any? The ones I'm looking at most are:

  • HTC Legend. The leading contender right now. Pluses: uses Android, fairly big screen for its size (and I can't really buy a bigger phone because my hands are tiny), REALLY PRETTY ALUMINUM CASING. Minuses: Wrong aspect ratio (would prefer 16:9), still kind of too big (but comfortable to hold, which mitigates it).

  • iPhone. Do I even need a link? The one that started it all, but I've never been a fan of iProducts. The only reason I'm even considering it is because I figure they've had a few generations to work out the kinks. Pluses: Lots and lots of apps probably? Minuses: My feelings about iProducts in general. Not to mention I'd probably have to install some sort of software and that ways lies madness, usually. Still the wrong aspect ratio.

Poll #5411 New Phone!
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Which phone should I get?

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HTC Legend
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I have a rec that I'll tell you about in the comments!
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Speaking of my current obsession, here's what I've watched lately:

Nodame Cantabile )

Oh! My Lady )

Goong S )

Jul. 3rd, 2010

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

(An Essay by [info]_jems_.)

  1. Watched Kdramas.

  2. Um...

Haha, you think I'm kidding, but I'm NOT. On Monday, my first official vacation day, I watched 15 episodes of Goong. That's over 16 hours of TV watching in one day! That takes dedication, let me tell you. (Also, it cracks me up to think that I'm getting extra pay to veg out in front of the TV for two weeks. And I don't mean that I have paid vacation, I mean that in Sweden WE ACTUALLY GET PAID MORE WHEN WE'RE ON VACATION. This country sometimes... *shakes head* ... *also, stays here forever*).

Honestly, it feels like entire countries have dedicated their television-making industries to delivering to me my favorite 'ship trope: asshole!boy falls for protagonist!girl and sets off on a path of redemption.

Of course, that's not to say there aren't problems. )

Let's see, where did we leave off...? Oh, I know, Hana Yori Dango season 2. )

Shows what I have downloaded but not watched:

  1. Attic Cat.

  2. Boys Over Flowers. (So, I had planned to watch this right after Hana Yori Dango, but EVERYONE kept saying they couldn't finish it, and I started to see it as a personal challenge to watch all 25 episodes. But I figured that might kill this whole obsession dead if it is indeed as bad as everyone keeps saying. So I'm putting it off until the feeling passes.)

  3. Capital Scandal. (I keep saving this one because I figure I'll need a palate cleanser after BOF. Heh.)

  4. City Hall.

  5. Goong S. (Anyone watch this? Since no one recced it along with Goong I'm just going to assume it sucks and go from there.)

  6. Nodame Cantabile.

  7. Oh! My Lady. (If for no other reason than this gif by [info]typicrobots. CUUUUTE.)

  8. Que Sera Sera.

  9. You're Beautiful. (in progress)

Now I just have to decide what to watch next...

Jun. 22nd, 2010

Why are there only 24 hours in a day?

You know, you'd think a job where you watch South Park all day is pretty sweet, but it so isn't. OMG, most boring work EVER. I'm so sick of South Park that I could puke. And I haven't even gotten to the seasons where the show started to suck so much that I quit watching. Ugh.

Work is insane this week, but instead of letting my long work hours interfere with my Drama watching, I'm letting it interfere with my sleep. I'm only sleeping five hours a night right now so that I have time to put in about six hours of Drama watching after my 12 hour work days.

Since my last post I've:

  • Finished My Lovely Kim Sam Soon (Cuteness! Best pacing of the Kdramas I've seen so far!).

  • Finished My Girl (Learned a lot of interesting things about Korean family relationships. Enjoyed the female lead a ton.)

  • Finished Hana Yori Dango season 1 (It's so much more stylized than the Korean dramas I've watched. Is it bad that I actually miss the hour-long episodes? I mean, 46 minutes, what the hell is that?! That's just WEAK. ;-)

  • Watched three episodes of Hana Yori Dango season 2.

Waiting for me (on my new hard drive I had to buy because the old one was full):

  1. Boys Over Flowers.

  2. Capital Scandal.

  3. Full House.

Still have to get:

  • Hana Yori Dango movie (Wait, this isn't episode 2x11, right? It's all very confusing.).


I'm having so much fun with this, you guys don't even know. I've missed being completely obsessed with something like this. Usually it's a 'ship, but I'll take a genre.

Jun. 15th, 2010

The Obscure Subjects Post

The Royal Wedding is Upon Us. Lord help us all. A couple of friends of mine are coming over so we can mock watch the proceedings on TV. And if the weather's nice, we might swing by the city, see if there's anything fun going on in the aftermath.

I can't stop watching Kdramas. )

I will gladly take recs!

Meme! Day 05. Just the one because I can't be bothered to find images and this one really doesn't need one. )

Jun. 10th, 2010

Summer is for catching up on TV - old and new

For some reason, May seems to be a big reading month for me. I read 25 books in May, but when June rolled around, my reading mojo started failing me, so instead I turned to Kdramas. I just finished Coffee Prince, so Personal Taste, here I come!

But that's not really going to occupy me for long, especially not at the rate I'm going. Therefore, A POLL!

Poll #5313
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Which of my unwatched DVD sets should I watch next?

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Breaking Bad s1
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Carnivàle s1-2
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Deadwood s1-3
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In Plain Sight s1-2
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Secret Diary of a Call Girl s1-3
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Shameless s1-5
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The Tudors s1-2
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You should buy the show I'll tell you about in the comments instead.
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Screw those, instead you should be rewatching:

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Annual Farscape rewatch FTW!
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Rome - because everyone need a regular dose of nudity and carnage
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Twin Peaks. Dwarfs. Log ladies. Pie. What's not to love?
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Veronica Mars (and of course the only reason to get through season 3 is to finally finish capping it so you NEVER have to see it again.)
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The West Wing. And hey, maybe this will be one of those rewatches where s5 doesn't make you homicidal!
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Something else that I'll tell you about in the comments.
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That's right, RADIO BUTTONS. Ticky boxes are for sissies.

Now that everyone else is finishing up their 30 days meme, I figured I'd start on mine. Though since I don't post often enough to finish this until 2012, I'm gonna do a few at a time and pretty much when I feel like it instead of in every entry. MEME! )

May. 21st, 2010

Icon meme!

Reply to this post, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours. Then post this to your own journal using your own favorite icon.

(I'm actually thinking of making this icon my default, that's how much I like it...and how tired I am of my current default. =)

May. 14th, 2010

Just under the wire

I meant to do this earlier and more comprehensively, but worked sucked all the joy out of life in the past week. You know, except for today, because it was the start of my four day weekend! Whoohoo!

So, instead of a complete episodic picspam, my three favorite things about last week's Community:

Anyway, Community picspam ohoy! )

May. 6th, 2010

Adventures in Photoshop

Yesterday, when I'd made my cap for [info]acapaday, I just sort of...kept going. And made this. )

And then I moved on to this. )

And then I kind of got bored with myself, until I realized what I was truly missing: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, COME BACK TO ME! )

Yeah, so that's the reason I didn't watch Glee yesterday.

May. 4th, 2010

In which I try this "posting more than twice a month" thing. We'll see how it goes

Iron Man 2 ) /spoiler space

Is it just me or is LJ ridiculously dead today? Is everyone off reading the tenth Sookie Stackhouse installment or something (OMG, so excited! I've got my grubby paws on it and now I've just got to finish the book I'm currently reading so that I can dive in!)

May. 1st, 2010

Posting fiend

Some of the things I'm probably buying with my tax refund. )

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