propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely couple of days back home with family and friends, and several excellent meals, including one at this fantastic little wine & cheese & chocolate & beer-tasting restaurant in Philly. Total hole-in-the-wall type place, but with the best cheese selection I've seen since I was last in France, which was, oh man, 6 1/2 years ago now. [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar, scratch my demand for imported chocolate, and bring me back some proper chèvre!

To show that I'm not quite so greedy as my last comment would indicate, I wanted to share the omgsodarling chibis that [livejournal.com profile] chkc drew for me!

She asked me for a prompt maybe a week before the bar, and I blathered on for several paragraphs about multiple choice questions and the elements of adverse possession. )
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Status Update: I'm alive!

The bar exam . . . went, and is over (which is the really important thing). Now I'm slowly getting used to being a non-student who doesn't have to take exams, and who is also a marginally pleasant person to be around. (Current project: remembering how not to pick apart every sentence said to me by someone else because, hey, it isn't a multiple choice question with a trick hidden somewhere in the depths of its syntax, Mom really just wants to know if I want to go shopping with her.)

I'm staying at my parents' house for a few days and catching up with them and some local friends, then headed back up north to pack up my apartment (and work on my [livejournal.com profile] mcshep_match story -- check this space next week for pleas for betaing!) and get ready to move to the DC metro area (which [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar and I plan to quite thoroughly conquer, once she gets back from gallivanting around Europe).

Mostly, I'm looking forward to catching up on all of the fun things and life-having that was going on while I've been in seclusion. Links to greatness are always appreciated, as are any suggestions for how to deal with my impending first September in twenty years that won't involve going to school.
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Hey, would you look at that: in the month+ since I last posted, New Hampshire went and legalized same-sex marriage, too! If there were causation involved here (and not just correlation), I'd totally be willing to take a 44-month hiatus to get the rest of the states onto Team Awesome.

What have I been up to in the past month?

- Finishing up a semester-and-a-half's worth of coursework in about 3 weeks
- Graduating from law school, yay!
- Starting my bar review class two days later, boo
- Finding an apartment in DC to move into in August
- Trying to get rid of accumulated stuff to make the eventual move easier (plus, it beats studying for the bar)

But I also don't want to drive myself crazy over the next 7 weeks, so I'm hoping to be much more present (i.e., at all) 'round these parts. I've got an flist backlog that I'm looking forward to tackling, so if you start getting awkwardly late comments to posts or fic over the next few days, that'll be me! And if something awesome has happened, I'd lovelovelove links!
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Equality is sweeping the northeast! Maine's legislature just passed a marriage equality bill, and the governor, who had previously spoken out against same sex marriage, quickly signed it into law.

Quoth the Governor:

In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions. I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage. . . . This new law does not force any religion to recognize a marriage that falls outside of its beliefs. It does not require the church to perform any ceremony with which it disagrees. Instead, it reaffirms the separation of Church and State. It guarantees that Maine citizens will be treated equally under Maine’s civil marriage laws, and that is the responsibility of government.

YES. Way to get it, Gov. Baldacci! A+ in Rethinking Your Assumptions! <3 <3 <3

We now return you to your regularly scheduled "Aaaaahhhhh law school graduation in 19 days aaaaahhhhh" panic/silence.
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
I'm back from my unplanned three-week-ish hiatus from lj! Things have been getting busy in this, my last semester of law school (four weeks until graduation, gah!), and combining the standard paper-writing, class-attending, and sort-of-reading for class with family coming to visit, bar loan applications, and, oh yeah, directing a play, I've been remiss in keeping up on my reading-and-commenting here.

For instance, it's been [livejournal.com profile] mcsmooch time for two weeks now, and I've barely read any of them! This makes for a fabulous store of kisses that I'll start going through now, and I'm just going to get over my "Oh, but it's weird to comment after the first few days a story's been up," nonsense and try to comment on what I do get to read. (Consider this a heads-up re: awkwardly late comments from me on your posts from the past few weeks, too, since I'm also planning on catching up on the ol' flist.)

I did manage to scratch out a(n admittedly kind of weird) smooch myself: One Hundred Percent (Plus), and posted it un-beta'd, since I thought the deadline was today and have only just noticed the extension. So, if you spot anything wonky or have concrit, please do let me know! (And now that there's an extension, I might procrastinate from the paper-writing I'm supposed to be doing by writing another smoochlet that focuses more on kissing, less on sandwiches.)

Oh, and please link me to cool/interesting/funny/ficcish/important posts that have appeared the past few weeks, if you think of it!
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (slashers)
So I'm definitely not going to make the happy!fic deadline -- I've been up to my ears in school work, journal/clinic/play stuff, and defending my apartment from bedbugs (no bugs for me, but apparently someone on my floor had a full-on infestation, so everyone got fumigated, and I had the fantastic task of laundering every bit of fabric I own and packing it away in plastic bags, whoo!).

I spent most of last week (on Fall Break from school) working Voter Protection for the Obama campaign in PA, and I'm going back tomorrow through E-Day. Enfranchisement, FTW! I'm finding it a lot easier to deal with all of my tension re: the election (so much tension) by working on concrete tasks for the campaign. Instead of "oh crap, national polling data that I can't do a thing about", it's "oh crap, a spreadsheet that needs a total overhaul and several hours of data entry" which I can totally take care of. And there's always more distracting work to be done!

So yeah, happy!fic-writing hasn't been happening (though I did participate in this month's [livejournal.com profile] artword round robin challenge, which was awesome and will be going live maybe next week?), but I like the idea that I was working with, so it may eventually see the light in some other form.

I'm feeling both ficcish and contrite, though, and I know I'll need some minor non-election-related breaks over the coming days, so if anyone wants to give me a prompt to ponder, leave it here!

And here's an example of how I've been diverting my election-stress energy )



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Happy First Monday, everyone! The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, clerks are slaving over briefs, and I'm particularly interested in the FCC v. FOX case that's going to oral argument on Nov. 4th. (Why yes, that's Election Day. The sheer idiocy of not making Election Day a national holiday is a rant for another time. Briefly: so
stupid! How are people supposed to have time to vote?)

Here: Have some celebratory JFlan. )



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
So I was doing a little vanity-googling of my lj name (yes, I'm lame, I embrace it), and ran across this page:
Small Grocery: NUTRITION DRINKS: POWERBAR shakes
. (Link coded with "nofollow", that handy bit of HTML I've been learning about from recent fannish goings-on, so it should be okay to click.) It's a copy of my 4x20 missing scene Foreseeable, but it appears to have been translated from English to Russian and back again, and is now being used to advertise for NUTRITION DRINKS (specifically, POWERBAR shakes). Um, what?

From the story summary: Will-power be opposite. Shall be enduring been? God, he hates chance excursions. )

I guess the moral of the story is this: Vanity-googling your lj username might not be a bad idea. Forewarned is forearmed! And you can file me under NUTRITION DRINKS.

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