Jan. 20th, 2009 02:17 pm
unamaga: (we are ready to lead again)
I've been trying to figure out how to say what I'm feeling all morning and I've come to the conclusion that only a gif will really convey everything.


Jan. 8th, 2009 04:37 pm
unamaga: (omg i have to blog this)
I promise I'm going to get to comments tonight if it kills me. I have Quantum of Solace queued up (again! - stop smirking, Julie), tea, and gingerbread cookies on which to nosh; I am SET like a set thing. So if you end up with comments in your inbox to things you said weeks ago, my apologies. Er, until then: that icon meme thing! )

In conclusion, Laura Cadman.


Dec. 23rd, 2008 06:38 pm
unamaga: (BAD SQUISHY)
Wow, that meme didn't last long! Uh. My only excuse is the sudden frenzy of baking I've found myself caught up in. Cookies, brownies, blobs of sugar that should resemble something edible, more cookies - my kitchen is a scene from some sort of ancient baking war. The other night found me absolutely covered from chin to thigh in dough after dropping the bag of flour into the mixing bowl by accident. Woopsie! In that same vein, a lot of the cards I've sent out are probably going to get there late, sometime early next week-ish. I am a master procratinator, ask anyone.

Day Two: Wintuk

My mother, sister, and I went into the city to meet Mike (my mother's boyfriend) and his two kids for the first time. Somehow, my mom thought Wintuk would be a good ice breaker? I don't know what the thought process was, but whatever: I got to go to Cirque Du Soleil for free. The show was wonderful, if much smaller scale-wise than Allegria, and my mother spent most of it oscillating between amazement and terror, so that was fun.

I then bonded with Mike's youngest by reading Dr. Seuss to her in a crowded diner. I am indeed that awesome.

Day Three: Vegas cap - not spoilery )


Dec. 20th, 2008 03:46 pm
unamaga: (*smooch*)
I've been tagged! :O  Apparently this means that I have to post one or more happy-making things each day for the next eight. Well - easy enough for today!

Day One: Rediscovering Old Loves

I've spent the morning lounging in bed and reading some of my old favorite Remus/Sirius fics. (This is, as usual, [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1's fault.) Probably I should be doing any of the other innumerable things on my list, but it took my father an hour to dig out the car this morning and I'm far too cozy and bundled up to manage anything more strenuous than reaching for my milk or nibbling on one of [livejournal.com profile] morgaine22's unreasonably delicious chocolate chip cookies. So, here are a few fics I'm reading through right now. Any recs are mightily welcome!

Turnabout, by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge
Sirius likes playing games, and Remus doesn't like it when he plays them during work hours. But Remus has a trick or two of his own up his sleeve.

Boiling Point, by [livejournal.com profile] anniesj
Six hours locked in a room with someone you love. It's the worst kind of hell imaginable.

Seven Things That Didn't Happen On Valentine's Day At Hogwarts, Or Maybe They Did, by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock
"This is the weirdest Valentine's Day yet," Peter mused. / "But not 'ever,'" Remus said dryly.

The Great Mud-Dunking Tussle of 1978 (and other tales), by [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon
January 1978, and Sirius is visited by An Idea with big plans for the day.  This is the story of the chaos that ensued.

unamaga: (don't mess with torren's mommy)
I don't think I've ever had a period this bad before. It's like having a migraine in my uterus, complete with light sensitivity, nausea, dizziness, the most painful cramps I've ever been unfortunate enough to experience. Auuugh. I need a distraaaction and holiday cards just aren't cutting it (especially because I am experiencing a bout of "OHGOD THEY ARE SO PLAIN AND BORING NOT EVEN FUZZY BABY POLAR BEARS CAN SAVE THEM!" but that is neither here nor there). So! A twist on the most recent drawing meme!

The first three people to comment with a prompt will get a manip. Anything gen or John/Rodney goes.

1. for gaffsie - Scarlett O'Sheppard
2. for kashmir1 - John as Prime Minister (from Love Actually)
3. for kimberlyfdr - John/Rodney inna tub
unamaga: (just so white and nerdy)
I've gotten a smattering of holiday cards already, and let me just say, there is nothing quite as awesome as trudging downstairs to get the mail, half-awake, and seeing an envelope addressed to Mel Sparklepants. I mean, that's just fun. So, huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] sorachsilver, [livejournal.com profile] gaffsie (that is kind of the cutest John and Rodney drawing ever), [livejournal.com profile] sky_flakes, [livejournal.com profile] fawkesielady_ed, and [livejournal.com profile] pennyplainknits (Hogswatch FTW). As a bonus, my father is ragingly jealous. "Why don't I get mail from Germany?" he whines every time he passes them. \o/

In other news, I have a few fictional bones to pick.

  • Writing het sex does not automatically grant you the right to use terrifying metaphors like 'scramble her eggs'. If a man ever even mentioned scrambling my eggs in a joking manner, I would knee him in the groin.

  • If, metaphorically, RayK and Fraser are having gay sex and Fraser decides to suck on Ray's nipples, it is not acceptable to describe anything on Ray's body as a tit. Ray Kowalski is so skinny he's freaking concave. There are no tits. Do not do this. I will cry.

  • Rodney McKay does not speak like Bill S. Preston Esquire. Sputtering? A-ok. Post-coital blithering? That's pretty much a given. "Totally radical, dude, can I bum a ride?" No. Please acquire an episode or a brain. Either will do.

Ahhh. I feel much better now. *places cucumber slices over eyes*

happy day!

Dec. 10th, 2008 08:22 pm
unamaga: (TOO MUCH CUTE)
This morning was kind of emotional rollercoaster: We finally found a Christmas tree! I left my purse in Subway. I can breathe through my nose again! I nearly asphyxiated on cheerios and only the point of the table saved me. However, there are some things right now which are giving me mighty large happy fuzzies in my stomach - let me enumerate them for you!

  1. [livejournal.com profile] ladycat777, [livejournal.com profile] chopchica, and [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1. Outpouring of love for these people and their shiny emails and heart-shaped IMs.

  2. New journal layout, complete with John and Rodney standing guard against the inevitable evils of fandom. I find them very comforting, and John's ridiculous hair makes my heart swell with ridiculous joy.

  3. Whichever of you nominated a bunch of my stuff for the McShep Awards! *spazz of delight and disbelief* I even get a snazzy banner with kissing on it. You are all amazing and lovely and I want to pull you all into a massive hug so awesome you will spontaneously sparkle. Yeah, I said it.

  4. Bread-making. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, that is still really funny.
unamaga: (zomg!)
Via [livejournal.com profile] chopchica, I bring you the most amazing commercial ever created. Seriously not work safe, but only because you will be CRYING WITH LAUGHTER and possibly shrieking "OH MY GOD OH MY GODDDDD!!" a lot. I nearly hyperventilated it was so amazing, and then I watched it again and - just watch it:

*buries face in tissues and laughs FOREVER*

that thing

Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:37 pm
unamaga: (did i do that?)
I had a long, involved dream last night in which someone submitted good quality caps of Joe's high school graduation to [livejournal.com profile] face_of_joe. I don't know. This is my brain on stress. On that note, since it's December I now feel less foolish talking about this: I have 15 cards and 60 hand-made postcards to send out for holidays this year. A perfect distraction! Who wants one? :>

[Poll #1308043]

If you'd feel more comfortable emailing me, send it to mackenzie.phifer (AT) gmail.com; if you're on my flist and want to send me a card back (not required to receive a card, obvs), my address can be found here.
unamaga: (*SQUEH*)



poll time!

Nov. 15th, 2008 07:08 pm
unamaga: (LAAAAAAAAA)
So! That fannish dinner thing! Let's talk about it.

We tried to pick a few different kinds of restaurants to account for taste, but we're open to suggestions seeing as we really don't know where everyone's coming from. Right now, though, the Heartland Brewery is the heavy favorite for location and incomprehensible website malfunctions, and Shiller's Liquor Bar is the heavy favorite for sheer awesometasticness. That's right. It's so awesome I couldn't decide which suffix to use.

Anyway! Even if you don't know if you're gonna make it, please drop a comment and vote in the poll. We'd like to have a firm idea of what the hell we're planning to do by Tuesday so we can make a reservation. 

[Poll #1298109]
Questions, comments, concerns?
unamaga: (late bloomer)
One: my back has finally stopped trying to remove itself from my body, and I can actually stand without pain! Amazing! \o/

Two: I'm gonna have a [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1 next weekend, and we were thinking of having a group lunch/dinner on either Friday or Saturday. Flisters from NYC who want to join in our food-related shenanigans, sound off! We haven't really discussed where we'd go yet or, you know, anything else about this venture, but we can figure all of that technical stuff out once we know how many people are planning on showing up and hugging us. (The hugging is required, you see.)

Three: bonus! If you show up and I still have not finished the story I'm currently attempting to work on, you can personally smack me.
unamaga: (DORKITUDE)
I am like a tuckered out kitten right now, for serious. I keep curling up in bed and drifting off with a half-eaten brownie in front of me or a half-written sentence in an IM window waiting to be sent. It's a problem. But I have things to saayy! *struggles awake*

  • We'll be closing the Happyfest in a few minutes, so if you've posted your story and not commented on the collection entry with the link, get to it! Thank you to all the wonderful, amazing authors who participated, and I hope a bunch of you who couldn't make the deadline continue to work on your story so we can spread the happy out for a little while longer. :>

  • The competition was infinitely more awesome than I, so forgive me for the disbelieving punctuation: !!! Oh my god! What! I am somehow Last Icon Maker Standing at [livejournal.com profile] sga_lims! What! Cut for a super fabulous banner homg. ) Thank you, everyone who voted! You are made of yay and sugar and spice!

  • FYI, flist: you are all going to laugh me off LJ for the art I'm posting later. Seriously.

Oh, oh, ETA: I totally downloaded a few Carmen Sandiego games and rock on they are awesome. I miss the ones I used to have on my computer, though, that had a dictionary and world guide and stuff you could look up. I never remember the flags, damnit!
unamaga: (Default)


unamaga: (on a towel by the VOTING BOOTH)

*pins proudly to shirt*

Our polling place wasn't as busy as most other people have had to deal with (GO PENN STATE GO!), but considering it's usually an in-and-out deal, forty minutes is pretty hefty! I'm proud of my little section of town. And I totally cried after I came out of the booth, not gonna lie.

Also, this has been stuck in my head all day. McCain should've picked this woman, srsly. )
unamaga: (doofs in love)
Fic posting is now open for the McShep Happyfic Challenge!

Once you've posted your story at your own journal, comment to this entry with a link using the template below so that we can add you to the master list we'll be posting to the noticeboard in a few days. You have until November 5th at noon your own time to get your fic posted and linked. After that, we'll be closing the fest down with a big ol' post of glory and nothing else will be included, but you're more than welcome to keep posting happy fic until the end of time as far as we're concerned! And if you have any questions, concerns, problems, feel free to ask them right here in the comments. Bring on the fic!! :D

<b>Title:</b> <a href="YOUR POST'S URL HERE">The title of your fic here</a>
<b>Author:</b> However you want to be credited
<b>Rating:</b> G through NC-17
<b>Summary:</b> Can be a few lines from the fic or a synopsis - please, nothing too epic, just a couple of sentences.

The Masterlist - updating as we go along )

unamaga: (doesn't mean that i am dead)
So I'm not dressed up tonight, per say, but I've decided that I'm the sole survivor of the apocalypse. My jeans have enough holes in them for that to be plausible. \o/

Halloween Meme
[livejournal.com profile] aesc calls [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon to let them know the psycho killer's in the basement
[livejournal.com profile] bitter_crimson shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
[livejournal.com profile] cathalin devours the entire neighbourhood's Wings Greatest Hits
[livejournal.com profile] eleveninches puts real eyeballs in your Bank Manager's lunchbox
kashmir1kashmir1 creates an unholy monstrosity from elevenincheseleveninches, villainnyvillainny and kashmir1kashmir1
[livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse eats [livejournal.com profile] schneestern's spicy, spicy brains.
[livejournal.com profile] melloniel TPs your pumpkin
[livejournal.com profile] schneestern swoops on [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1 and drains their candy
[livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon puts apples in your razorblades
[livejournal.com profile] unaccompanied_g tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
[livejournal.com profile] villainny runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse, wielding a sharpened brain
LJ Name

Ahahahahahahahha!! Trying not to scare the trick-or-treaters away with my cackling, but it's hard. Beware the sharpened brains!

And, okay, speaking of trick-or-treaters, what is with the rudeness in the little people lately? Some tiny child in a cowboy costume hit me in the face with the door trying to grab more candy from the bowl! And then a different tiny child in a princess fairy costume tried to take all the frosty coupons for herself! Kids today.
unamaga: (*mfeo*)
Guys, it felt like the day would never come. The weeks - if not months - have dragged on eternally, and we're all so ready for this to be over, so ready to be free...oh, wait, that's next Tuesday.

Because, actually, this time around, I'm talking about HAPPYFEST! Yes, that's right, tomorrow is the magic day! I'm so excited, aren't you! It might even tide me over until Tuesday (and keep me from having a nervous breakdown)!

Because I'm on the East Coast and we are impatient, we're declaring Happyfest open for business at midnight, New York time. As soon as midnight hits there, no matter where you are, you can post! I'll be putting up a collection post right around then, and once you post your story in your journal, comment there with a link and we'll add it to the masterlist!

A note for those freaking out: a bunch of people have been asking us if they can have a tiny extension. We're going to extend the posting deadline through noon on Wednesday (I'm sure you can guess why). If you post through that time period, we'll link you in the masterlist and then make a noticeboard post with the whole list after it's over. If you can't make it by Wed morning, you won't be in the masterlist, but you should still post your fic anyway - happy fic never goes out of style!


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