Erin (La Cidiana)
04 January 2010 @ 05:22 pm
PHEW, these last few of weeks have been pretty crazy. First, going up to Tahoe, then, family holiday stuff, then, hanging out for a few days with the usual gang, then, [ profile] nest coming into town and hanging out with [ profile] burningvigor and me and doing touristy things, then, adding that to hanging out with [ profile] wyna_hiros and [ profile] famira, and watching them go after each other in Super Mario Wii with psychopathic precision... crazytiems, man.

Then, yesterday, I drove Court back up to Santa Barbara and Jansen came with – WE HAD SOME TROUBLE FINDING OUR WAY due mainly to me rambling about fandom crap way too enthusiastically at the wheel, BUT IT WAS OKAY IN THE END. We got Freebirds and ice cream and then Jansen and I headed back to my place and we talked the night aawaaaayyyyy~ Then, I took her to the airport this morning. :(((( And went to get the H1N1 shot, per my mom's orders.

ANYWAY, now I am home and alone and chillaxing. SORRY FOR NOT REPLYING TO ANYONE ON THE SYLAR USERNAME THING and jesus christ do I need to do posts. I am assuaged only by the fact that it was his roomie who was distracting me. :>

Right, so I also found out [ profile] famira lives literally a mile from my house. GODDAMN YOU WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HANGING OUT THING REGULAR /SHAKEFIST

...Heroes tonight. I almost managed to block it out. /)_(\
music: Youko Kanno - Beauty is Within Us
mood: calm
Erin (La Cidiana)
26 September 2009 @ 12:11 pm



In-depth report. )

Then, we all went back to my house and ordered pizza and played cards.

BUT YES. IT WAS AN AMAZING NIGHT, AND I AM SO GRATEFUL WE GOT TO BE SO CLOSE TO THE FRONT since jesus I would have been able to see NOTHING from further back ffffffff. But yes. Was awesome. So awesome. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
mood: pleased
music: Bungeebot - Dayman (Remix)
Erin (La Cidiana)
27 July 2009 @ 08:09 am
Holy shit, I haven't updated my journal in like a month and a half, have I?

WELL, UM, ANYWAY. YES, went to Japan for two weeks. 8D It was fantastic. I BOUGHT NINE DOUJIN MOSTLY HUGHES/ROY HA HA HA HAAA FOR 25 BUCKS. THIS DOUJIN STORE'S FMA SECTION WAS SO HUGE IT TOOK BATHS AT SEA WORLD IT HAD SEPARATE LABELED SECTIONS FOR PAIRINGSkjhfkasdjhgkalsjs Yes, this was the highlight of my trip wow I am not a loser. But seriously, it was great and it made me realize I do like to travel... just not with my parents. I walked a hell of a lot and got in actually decent shape but um now I am out of it again. D: And going back to my usual poundage ugghhhh.

I SHOULD MAKE A JAPAN POST but I probably never will durrrrrrr me but yeah, spent a week in Tokyo, the rest of the time in Kyoto, and took a day trip to Hiroshima. Spent a night in a ryokan and went to an onsen, which was quite pleasant. And ummm SAW COURT. <3! WOOOO.

Of course, I came back almost immediately to APPS APPS APPS and then promptly became sick, so that stalled my jet lag recovery for a while. D8 Once I got out of it, I was determined to start exercising again, so I pulled out the ol' DDR dance pad and I've been trying to do that every day but have been failing these past couple days. OH AND WE RANDOMLY GOT AN XBOX 360, FUCKING FINALLY. I spent like seven hours yesterday playing Mass Effect asfjkhaksfja. My brother pitched in on it and my parents paid for the rest as an early birthday gift to me, since when my actual birthday rolls around, it'll be about a week and a half before my application to LMU is due.

Oh, yeah, I also did that – visited an LMU admissions counselor and gave her my transcript and AP scores and stuff and asked her the questions I had and so on and so forth. She said I was good and competitive so hopefully I have a shot of getting in. Woooooooo.

Anything else? Ummmm nah – Japan just makes me wish I did more physical things instead of sitting on my fat ass. :| I THINK I WILL TRY TO PLAY OBLIVION FROM THE TREADMILL TOMORROW. LOLSCREENADDICTION

Also, the reason I finally made an entry was because I remembered it'd been a hell of a long time since I'd taken the small pleasure of picking out a Nathan mood icon etwaeslfka. ILU SO MUCH FLYING MAN WHICH IS MAYBE WHY I STILL DREAD SEEING THE REST OF S3 OH FUCK ME. THE HORRIBLE SEASON WHICH, BY THE WAY, STALKED ME TO JAPAN; I GO TO MY HOTEL ROOM TO FIND A TELEVISION PROGRAM PAMPHLET WITH SEASON 3 HIRO ON THE FRONT AND MORE ADS O ON THE INSIDE SITTING ON MY PILLOW. /whinewhinewhine


the end

Also oh shit I need to throw Sybrows out into the ZOMBIE MADNESS, don't I? :X

.........also I need to make that Nathan layout I keep telling myself I'll do to match my moodtheme. 8D SOMEDAY WHEN I AM NOT DOING TONS OF OTHER THINGS.

music: Emancipator - Lionheart
mood: gluttonous
Erin (La Cidiana)
18 June 2009 @ 02:03 am
HAY GAIZ. Just letting you all know I'll be gone from tomorrow until July 2nd because I will be in... JAPAN AHHHHHH. I am going with [ profile] evildrew, [ profile] endless_abyss and [ profile] pandaheero and, along with sightseeing, we will be visiting [ profile] burningvigor and I will be meeting [ profile] nest for the first time RL ahhh. djkfh

I AM PRETTY NERVOUS and doing last minute packing and cleaning and and yeah. D: I'll be checking my email as much as I can (Jenny has an iPod touch) but I probably will only be sporadically responding and my access will be limited. ANYWAY AHHHHHHH SEE ALL YOU GUYS IN TWO WEEKS.
music: Gyakuten Saiban - Investigation ~ Core 2001
mood: nervous
Erin (La Cidiana)
26 March 2009 @ 05:32 am
HAVEN'T UPDATED IN A MONTH AGAIN WHAT. Anyway, Court is in Japan now which means my life is lonely and sad. :( On the other hand, Sabrina's in town for another day, which is cool, and I'm also doing a bunch of productive [ profile] damned stuff to get my mind off of it, so that's nice too!

Since I need to sleep, I'll stop there.

Or here.
music: Court on Skype.
mood: tired
Erin (La Cidiana)
19 January 2009 @ 01:53 pm
Last night, Court, Jenny, and myself all got it into our heads that we were going to see My Bloody Valentine 3-D together if it killed us. While Andrew tried to be a party-pooper and was all like NO NO I DON'T WANT TO GO we eventually wore him down and we all went together.

And oh my GOD this movie was JUST AS BAD AS EXPECTED aka ONE OF THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN HAHAHA. Of course, it was the GODDAMN ENTERTAINING kind of horrible rather than the iamsobored kind of horrible. It was a full house of immature teenagers/college kids and everyone was laughing and shouting out shit throughout the movie fffffffff. Anyway, Jensen Ackles' beautiful face on the big screen and in 3-D? Mmmmmmmmmmm. Definitely not regretting blowing money on that godawful thing but I don't think I'll ever watch it again. Ever. except maybe to make icons or something

Now, the question is: do I see Friday the 13th? Hmm... DUNNO. Probably just as bad but, you know, actually kind of scary.
music: Tales of the Abyss - Finish the Promise
mood: amused
Erin (La Cidiana)
16 January 2009 @ 03:14 am
You know how everyone's family is fucked up? Well, my mom's side of the family is majorly fucked up. Like, HBO series fucked up. My immediate family unit is pretty much the only exception.

That said, here is the latest chapter in our family history, which is actually one of the much, much, much lesser stories of my maternal side of the family tree, but which is one that directly affects me enough that I will tell it in a very condensed form.

Very long story of family drama. )

So yeah, bottom line of all that is that my cousin Cristina might be permanently living with us. She's staying in my brother's currently unoccupied room and I cleared out and cleaned up my old iMac for her over there. She's v. disappointed it doesn't have internet, but I ordered her an external wireless USB adapter that should hopefully fix that. XD Anyway, if you've been wondering where I've been lately, that's most of the reason.

Also, ON A SLIGHTLY LIGHTER NOTE: Andrew and I got Bay Cities today and somehow all of my timing was perfect for my appointment afterwards and then meeting up with my mom and Cristina at a bakery after that. Later, Andrew, Jenny, and I were supposed to go for our weekly ice skating tonight but I realized I couldn't because of Cristina's birthday and everything. So then Jenny calls me up and our conversation goes as follows:

Jenny: Hey!
Me: Hey!
Jenny: So, are you busy tonight?
Me: You know, I'm really sorry, but I don't think we can do ice skating today – it's pretty crazy with my cousin over here, and it's her birthday, and –
Me: OH. OH.
Jenny: YEAHHH.
Me: Well, yeah, we can do that over here with her, so I think that's okay!
Jenny: Okay! ...Yeah, I think we need to let Andrew know that we should pick a new day of the week for that.
Me: .........Probably.

So I went and picked her up from work, then came home (after she found a shoe bargain), and while we had dinner, she, my mom, and I all started FANGIRLING AHHHHHH over Supernatural being on SO SOON and OMG JENSEN AND JARED and OMG THEY'RE SUCH GOOD ACTORS WHEN THEY CRY THEY BREAK OUR HEEEEEAAARRRRRTSSSSS, to which Cristina laughed and my dad was like "............what in god's name is wrong with you people."

So, of course, Cristina got roped into watching MONDO BIG-SCREEN BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT STEREO SOUND DARK ROOM HD Supernatural with us crazies, and LOL IT WAS SO FUN we like got that whole contagious scare thing going where we started SCREAMING at the creepy parts and AHAHAHA. Was AWESOME.

Also, Jenny and I joked about seeing My Bloody Valentine 3-D PFFFFT.

...............Then we decided to go on Tuesday.
music: People in Planes - Token Trapped Woman
mood: okay
Erin (La Cidiana)
27 October 2008 @ 03:59 am
I am up late working on this Speech project! Woooo! It's kind of weird that having Sunny playing in the background is actually good for my work ethic. I can't explain it. See, I'm not having it play right now and I'm procrastinating with this entry! For shame, Erin.

I felt obligated to post because I haven't made a real update in more than two weeks. Aside from various show squees being missed in the midst of the birthday-squashed month, I also visited my brother in Washington D.C., visited Court with Andrew in Santa Barbara, and I quit Heroes.

That's right.

Quiet raging. Spoilers for That Season. )

Meanwhile, Sunny is giving me multiple men on cramped beds, House is giving me psychological House/Wilson porn, and Supernatural is giving me yellow-eyed Sam and this.

Epic fail, Heroes. Truly. epic. fail.
mood: blah
music: Secret Garden - Moving
Erin (La Cidiana)
05 October 2008 @ 08:26 am
Okay. I only have scope, psychological effects, and Batman third-person sample left to do. Okay. ;; I have later today (once I sleep) and the day after, right? I CAN DO THIS. (I'm totally waking up "early" today to get in extra hours on this. >_>)

IN OTHER NEWS, my birthday this year was awesome and touched me deeply simply for the fact that my friends and family showed me, through little things, just how much they knew me and wanted to make me feel special. My friends apparently conspired together and succeeded at surprising me with exactly what I wanted (aka APOLLO JUSTICE and SUNNY SEASON 3 WOOO), and for my 21st, my dad got a bottle of champagne ahahaha. 8D I really don't like the taste of alcohol, but I had about a quarter of a glass for the sake of the occasion. Because yes. 21.

And seriously, even though I didn't go out and do anything out of the ordinary, I didn't need to. My parents being sweet and my buds being there to hang out with me and surprise me with Batman PEZ dispensers and Ben & Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough is all I need in my old age.

We ordered pizza, ate cake, and watched Beauty and the Beast and Iron Man. It was amazing. <3
mood: happy
music: Josh Groban - Oceano
Erin (La Cidiana)
02 August 2008 @ 05:23 am
Okay, this is mainly just an excuse to use this new icon. UM.

The Mustang's brakes got fixed (sorta; they still squeak like hell) so I've been driving it lately. \o/ FUN. Today, me, Court, Andrew, and Jenny all went to Bay Cities, got food, and then came back here and hung out. And played board games. And we had an awesome time. Driving in a convertible on the freeway with your best buds on a nice day... one of moments in life when you're like "man, this is perfect."

Parents are out of town and so's my brother, so... I got the house to myself! I've been letting it become a mess more just because than out of laziness, and I cleaned up some of it with Jenny today. Need to get up early tomorrow to water all of Mom's plants and then... go back to sleep. Or maybe stay up until the sun rises and water them. And then sleep.

Watched some Batman: TAS tonight and then finished rewatching Batman Begins and taking notes. Also am practicing writing Bruce in a one-on-one RP with Court. Gonna be bringing Liquid back into Conscripted tomorrow, and hopefully bringing Sylar into dayshift at Damned. Annnnnd stuff.

...Also, I have never in all my years figured out a proper way to list video game remixes in the damn current music field. D:
mood: tired
music: Chrono Trigger - Dignity Ark (Ryo Lion, OCRemix)
Erin (La Cidiana)
02 May 2008 @ 01:09 pm
I had a dream last night that involved a giant flood, the Simpsons, Solid Snake, arcade games, and Jim Profit.

I woke up for a bit and when I went back to sleep, I had a dream that involved a weirdo school, Ganondorf, spaceships, and Transformers.


In other news, watched the newest episodes of Supernatural with Max last night! \o/ On the way to my house, we decided we wanted Red Mango (this Pinkberry's ripoff near my house, but hey, if it's near my house...) and so we went. We ordered--one medium for her, and three smalls for me and my family--and as she was ordering, the machine refused to take her debit card. Didn't take her credit card either. I was kinda like "wtf?" since I was pretty sure she had a bunch of money in her account from her last job, but I was like "Hey, Max, it's cool, I'll cover you." So I go up to the cashier and give them my Amex card, and IT DOESN'T WORK EITHER. So at that point, the staff people realized it was an issue with their machine rather than an issue with our cards, so they were like "we can only take cash right now..." and Max and I were like "we only have like... seven bucks. D:" So they were like "...OKAY, YOU CAN JUST TAKE THEM." And we were like "WHAT REALLY???"

So we got 17 bucks worth of desserts. For free.

Truly SWEET.

Anyway, we watched the Spn episodes (last week's and this week's), and they were of course awesome! We then watched Profit, which Max wtfed at and wanted to watch more of. So we did. And then I took her home.

Also, a couple of days ago, Jenny and I went to Andrew's (who'd just gotten his Instrument Rating, yay!) and we played Simpsons Monopoly. It was extremely fun and I won. 8D

mood: chipper
music: Placebo - Running Up That Hill
Erin (La Cidiana)
27 March 2008 @ 09:05 pm
Sorry I've been.... gone as of late. Court, Brawl, and, believe it or not, actual schoolwork have kept me preoccupied. D8 And I need to clean my dirty-ass room too. Aughsakjdfh not to mention finishing my Sylar app.

Uhh, developments in my life? I finished my English essay and now I have to do one for Linguistic Anthropology, which I should start outlining as soon as I finish this post. Have been hanging out with Andrew and Sabrina, and we all hung out at Jenny's house yesterday and watched Enchanted (it was my second time). I need to download that one song...

Finished Sunny with Court, which has led to us quoting it incessantly to each other, and there apparently is going to be a fourth season, yaaaay~! HAPPY BOYS

SPEAKING OF WHICH, COURT AND I ARE PROBABLY THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO CARE ABOUT THIS BUT DENNIS WAS IN SERENITY WTF. He's the guy in the bank who tries to fight back and then gets bitchsmacked off the mule and shot by Mal when Reavers get ahold of his ass LOLOLOL. Court, my brother, and I pretty much died laughing. WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT SCENE SERIOUSLY AGAIN, I THINK. Filmographies are awesome in general; Court and I watched an episode of SVU and an episode of CSI that Milo Ventimiglia was in - TURNS OUT he played this memorable guest character in this memorable episode for me on CSI that I'd seen like three times before I haven't watched the reruns on Spike like crazy throughout my life, and I had NO IDEA since I hadn't seen it since I'd gotten into Heroes. What madness is this. I also want to download the two Law & Order episodes that Rob McElhenny (Mac) and Charlie Day (Charlie) were in, since I think I've seen both the episodes before I haven't watched the reruns on TNT like crazy throughout my life but not since I've watched Sunny.

Anyway, should work on that outline now.
music: Teddy Geiger - These Walls (Remix)
mood: busy
Erin (La Cidiana)
08 March 2008 @ 03:05 pm
Been kind of lively lately with.... life! Or something.

My dad is leaving his job as director of Environmental and Public Works in the middle of March, which is really weird considering he's been working for the City of Santa Monica for 25 years. He's been having big and small parties thrown for him by his bosses/co-workers/employees these past couple of weeks, the last of which was a big bash at this shi-shi restaurant where he got some really nice gifts and really nice speeches. To give some perspective: my dad's a pretty big environmentalist and has spent most of those 25 years working to get the city to change things to help lessen its environmental impact on the ocean and air. And though, as one of the speakers jokingly pointed out, he drives a very gas-efficient Ford Mustang and plays the very environmental sport of golf, he really has worked long and hard to achieve that goal, and even now, is moving to a new job with an environmentalist, non-profit organization. The downside is he's going to have to commute to Irvine, but his new employers are paying him extra to cover the cost of a natural gas car that he can use to breeze through the car pool lane (hopefully). In any case, I'm proud of him, though it's still weird he won't be working there anymore.

Rant about SMC parking and workshop stupidity. )

Whatever, I'm just going to have my mom drop me off in the morning from now on and take the bus back.

BUT HAPPIER THINGS: On the video game front, I've been playing lots of Pokémon and I beat the Elite Four and the Champion on my first try! YAAAAY! Time for the Pal Park and filling up the National Dex, which is.... tough considering I don't have any GBA Pokémon games. But my brother does. So I guess I'll steal that.


and I hope to god they DID change my pre-order to Brawl instead of Galaxy. >:[ ....OKAY CALLED THEM and they did. AWESOME.

OH and got ahold of Max and we've caught up on Supernatural and she's watched more Heroes.

Her reactions! Spoilers for most recent Spn episodes and towards the end of Heroes S1. )

As far as other Heroes things, I need to work on the meme that [ profile] cacodaemonia put up. And on the [ profile] damned front, I AM SO SO SAD THAT [ profile] roseisrain DROPPED CLAIRE BUT I AM ALSO SO SO HAPPY THAT [ profile] chaneystarr WILL BE APPING HER! EEEEEEE!!! <3333

And. I need to work on my Sylar app. >:)


Went flying with Andrew last night. LA lights at night are gorgeous. <3 And then we got Ben & Jerry's and watched some Sunny, which we'll hopefully continue with tonight as we wait for Brawl. :D

music: IAMX - The Alternative
mood: talkative
Erin (La Cidiana)
07 January 2008 @ 07:22 am
Man, haven't updated in like... almost two weeks. A LOT FOR ME. It's of course because Court's been in town and we hung out and stuff, but now she's back at UCSB, so now I'll probably hang out some more with Andrew and Sabrina but actually have time to, you know, work on apps. 8D; I have a few sure rejections I need to send, and I want to get those done with because I hate making people wait for rejections of all things, poor dudes. :/

Crossover rambling. DOES IT EVER END? )

MEANWHILE, MY MOM IS TOTALLY FUCKING HOOKED ON HEROES. LIKE. She's already watched the whole series and she RE-WATCHED more than half of s1 today on her own while she did chores and stuff WTTFFFFFF. She's seen both Spn AND Heroes now, so uh, IT MAKES TALKING TO COURT ON THE PHONE A LITTLE AWKWARD, ESPECIALLY WHEN SLASH IS INVOLVED. Still, it's nice to share stuff with parents. IDUNNO.

Iiiiiiii need to sleep. I want to make a Winchesters&Petrellis Heroes/Spn crossover icon sometime. Hmmnnnnnnnnnnn.

Also, Guitar Hero has killed my DDR exercise quite utterly. D: NEED TO CHANGE THAT SOMETIME. OH OH OH and I started playing Pokémon Diamond again. 8D Should put my number thing up sometime so I can make some trade/battle buddies outta youz guys. <3
music: Susumu Hirasawa - The Girl in Byakkoya
mood: lazy
Erin (La Cidiana)
24 November 2007 @ 08:26 pm
Been hanging out with Court these past couple of days. <3 Last night, we stayed up looking for good Heroes and Supernatural fic, respectively, and actually SUCCEEDED. WOOO. I've also shown her It's Always Sunny and I am glad to report that she is thoroughly amused. <3 We've also been watching through a bunch of Heroes and Supernatural commentary (mostly Heroes since Supernatural doesn't have as much :( ) and my mom let slip that I've apparently been mentioning Heroes a lot to her. SIGH. GODDAMMIT, COURT, LAUGHING AT ME. ;[

Also, tried out cafepress by ordering a couple of custom bumper stickers and they came and they're BEAUTIFUL! WOO. And... started actually writing vampire!Dean.

music: Emilie Autumn - Swallow
mood: giddy
Erin (La Cidiana)
20 November 2007 @ 05:11 am

So I have jury duty today at 7:45 AM downtown, so I decided I'd be up by 6 and be out the door by 6:30 to make sure I got downtown early enough to figure out what the hell I was doing. So I got to sleep around 11:30 PM last night.

...3:30 AM I wake up from HEROES DREAMS GODAMMIT COURT and I CANNOT FALL ASLEEP AGAIN. GRARRGGHH. Around 5 AM I gave up and now I'm just... doing stuff before I get ready. D:

In other news, I've gotten my MOM properly hooked on Supernatural. Since she got back from her trip, she's been all "HEY LET'S WATCH SUPERNATURAL" and "well, your little cousins are coming over, but that means WE CAN'T WATCH SUPERNATURAL" and SO ON AND SO FORTH. I'm really happy she's enthusiastic enough about it to make commentary like--"Sam and those headaches POOR THING" and "DEAN IS SO SWEET TO HIM" and "Sam is SMART."

I've got Maxine hooked too (EVEN THOUGH SHE'S MORE TERRIFIED OF IT EVEN THAN I AM). Hopefully we can get together soon and marathon through another chunk of s2. >:] EEE WINCHESTERS <333

Also, I still want to do an indulgent Dean!vampire fic even if Gordon stole my thunder the other day. D: MORE DETAILS, AT LEAST?
mood: awake
music: Styx - Renegade
Erin (La Cidiana)
15 October 2007 @ 04:26 pm
My day yesterday was SO HECTIC but very rewarding in the end.


mood: accomplished
Erin (La Cidiana)
03 July 2007 @ 07:09 pm
WOOOOOO!!! Back from Anime Expo 2007, and it was tons of fun! Court and I took a bunch of pictures, but first we need to resize them and make them... not humongous so we can show them to all of you. XD We also bought a ton of doujin, mostly Hughes/Roy. >_>;;;

Aaaanyway, con report comes later, and thanks to everyone who wished a good time to us! :D (Also, saw the second and third Hellsing OVAs, which prompted me to buy the second one (the third isn't out yet) and read all the scanlated manga. WOOOOOOOO. HOLYCRAPAWESOMEANIMATION. And it's absolutely INSANE to see characters like Pip and Maxwell and the Major all animated.)

Anyway. More later~!
mood: mellow