wednesday_whimsy: (avengers_natasha up close)
Its been a long time since I posted again. It's sad really, because I miss LJ so much. Tumblr generally makes me mad and it's hard to have conversations or make friends. I miss the days of joining a community and making friends and being able to avoid wank so much easier.

So an actual update is necessary I think before everyone disappears entirely.

I started a new job two weeks ago and there are good and bad parts to it. The good part mainly being that I get to finish at 3.30 every day now which means I'm home at 4pm. Perfect for cold and dark winter evenings. The bad isn't really that bad. I have nothing to do, which I'm assured won't last for long. They're very laid back back about showing me how to do anything. And I don't have anyone to talk to because my team is a small group of older men who spend most of their time out on the track. On the plus side though I get to take as many training courses as I want to push me up the engineering ladder, which is exciting.

Today I'm starting this "healthy living detox" that my sister had been doing for the last two years. It lasts for three weeks, which takes me up to the 1st of December and I can enjoy the holiday season after this period of no carbs, sugar, caffeine or alcohol. I've actually been looking forward to it all week. Maybe I'll update more with my progress.

I still have to post something about my holiday in Europe with [ profile] ditchwitchbitch which was fantastic. I also want to get back to writing which I've failed to do as much of this year as I wanted to. I'd quite like a challenge of some sort.
wednesday_whimsy: (Default)
It's been a while since I posted. I miss LJ so much, I am going to make a concerted effort to get back on here when I get back.

Where am I going? Rome tomorrow, then Florence, Venice and Paris. All with my wonderful [ profile] ditchwitchbitch who I'm meeting there! There will be lots of stories and photos no doubt. See you in October!
wednesday_whimsy: (avengers_steve/tony)
To everyone else, happy Wednesday!

I am celebrating with a day of rest, though it has unsurprisingly turned into a day of productivity the levels of which I never achieve at work. I have been awake for 6 hours. I have taken a test (for a new job as Records Controller - a step up from where I am right now), done my food shopping for the week, done some laundry, played with the rabbits and cleaned their hutch, completed a level of Marvel Ultimate Alliance (only 3 to go), uploaded a few of my fics to AO3 (link below if anyone's interested), painted one wall of my bedroom & two walls of the back hall, and made my lunch.

Now I plan to watch Captain America, because it's the 4th of July and when better to watch it? Not that I need a reason. If I did need a reason, surely these would do...

Who's strong and brave, here to save the American way? )

Just a few links to things in-case anyone wants to add me on anything:

Tumblr : Bambiesque
Twitter : jacqueline_c
AO3 : miss_whimsy
Pottermore : ProphecyAsphodel14473
wednesday_whimsy: (avengers_natasha up close)
It's my sister's 30th birthday on Monday, so I'm off to spend the weekend at a spa and then I'm taking her to London on Tuesday to see Les Miserable - her favourite musical - and then to the Harry Potter Studio Tour on Wednesday. I'm so excited!

I'm hoping to get some of the fic I've been writing finished while I'm away. Yes I do have three Avengers fics on the go at present. I'm also planning on taking advantage of my sister saying she wanted to see the Avengers, to go a third time. \o/
wednesday_whimsy: (suits_harvey/mike)
Today was my first trip to Weight Watchers in about 6 weeks. They've moved the time and it kind of messes things up for me, but I wanted to go this week because last Friday was my one year anniversary of getting down to my target weight and I wanted to see if I'd managed to stay at a healthy weight for a whole year, which I've never done for years.

Happily, I made it! I'm 2lbs less than I was this time last year in fact, which is another little bonus. I got a little charm for my keyring to say congratulations and I'm feeling quite pleased with myself right now.

In other news, Shawn moves in on Saturday and his room is now free of all my junk - though I'm not sure how I managed it. I have thrown away a lot of crap, which is always a good feeling. I've rearranged my room, which will take some getting used to, but is so much warmer, I'm glad I did it. And I've completely redecorated the living room - I had a very busy weekend - and I'll post some photos at some point. I can't get over how much brighter it is now. It's beautiful. I also painted half of my bedroom - the other half will be done eventually.
wednesday_whimsy: (Default)
I've got the day off today since this is the last weekend free from stress before Shawn moves in. I've spent my morning cleaning out the spare room for him. I'm about 75% done and I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff. I've no idea where the rest of it is going to go though.

I found hundreds of photos and I really want to go through them all. There's a lot of me at school that it's quite odd to see. My perception of myself then, compared to the way I see myself in the photos is totally different. It's a shame that as a teenager you can't see everything you have going for you.
wednesday_whimsy: (suits_mike huh)
My great-aunt's funeral is tomorrow in Newcastle, so I'll be going up for the day. I just wish it was under better circumstances, since it's my mum's birthday on Tuesday.

My back isn't as bad as it was, but it's still aching almost constantly. I tried taking the pills I was prescribed but they make me tired, dizzy and gave me terrible nightmares, so I felt even worse when I was taking them. I went back to work on Thursday, which was probably stupid but I felt guilty about leaving my colleagues to do my work since my route is one of the two busiest on the railway and therefore my inbox is always full.

Everything's set now for Shawn to move in on the 17th of March. I'm still a little nervous about it, but I know it's a good thing and it will help with a lot of stuff. He's very excited at least.

I've also got everything planned for my sister's 30th birthday in May, which is a relief, and I've made a start on booking things for my holiday in September with [ profile] ditchwitchbitch. I have my flights booked and all the hotels in Italy are sorted. I'm excited now I know it's actually happening.

I'll be back to posting more this week, including a new top 5 as soon as I work out work to do next. Any suggestions?
wednesday_whimsy: (community_jeff/annie hidden)
This week it has mostly been snowing. I've walked in the snow, I've fallen down in the snow, I've watched amy bunnies play in the snow. Mostly, I'm over the snow and it needs to go away and be spring already.

I am loving my new laptop and its ability to hold a charge, so I don't constantly have to have it plugged in. I'm going to spend the weekend investigating what it can do and making sure I have all my applications so I can write and make icons (Community and Suits on both counts, for anyone who cares about that kind of thing.

My mum is coming to visit on Sunday, weather permitting to make up for not getting here last week. I was going to go and see The Muppets, but the weather is off-putting so I'm going next week with some friends after work instead.

The landlady also agreed that Shawn could move in, so that'll be happening on March 17th. Big new phase, but I think it'll work out and it'll certainly help with my plans for the future. Yes, I have plans. Who'd have thought it. First on the list is - pay off debt, so the extra money every month will help with that.

So with the weekend stretching out in front of me and Valentine's Day on the horizon, would anyone like a fic? Give me a prompt and a pairing and I'll see what I can do.


Feb. 2nd, 2012 08:25 pm
wednesday_whimsy: (suits_harvey)
Last night I set my laptop down and went to put the kettle on. When I got back 20 seconds later and picked up my laptop, the screen part fell off. It's completely broken in two. Tomorrow I'm taking it to hopefully get fixed, but it's going to cost at least £50 (the 'diagnosis' fee). This means I'll be without internet probably over the weekend. How will I survive? What did people do before the internet? Read books?

Right now I have the laptop hooked up to the TV, which is actually pretty awesome. Everything's huge. I may play The Sims just to see what it looks like. I kind of want to make graphics too.

My mum is coming tomorrow so at least that's something to look forward to. I want her to watch the new Sherlock, but I also want to show her Suits. We'll only have time for one. Oh, decisions, decisions.

I did actually watch the Suits pilot again this week, to introduce my new housemate - Shawn - to it. He's taking the spare room in March which will give us all some spare cash, now [ profile] hils is staying in the UK. I have been educating Shawn in good TV for months now. We've done Community (which he loves), Arrested Development, Spaced and Pushing Daisies. He's enjoyed everything, so at least he has good taste. He loved the Suits pilot (Harvey and Mike have an excellent dynamic, don't you know? I tried to rein in my exclamations of "omgyestheyresoinlove!" Whether I will be able to contain it indefinitely remains to be seen) and is watching the rest when they air.

And finally, because it makes me happy and will never not be awesome )
wednesday_whimsy: (psych_lassiter/victoria the end)
It has been an odd week so far. 2012 certainly seems like it's going to be an eventful year.

The big news is that after 7 & a half years of living together, [ profile] hils and I will (most likely) shortly be on opposite sides of the Atlantic, as she's been offered a job in Atlanta. Obviously this is a fantastic opportunity and I'm very happy for her, even though it means the end of era together. I've known [ profile] hils for ten years and I can't even begin to say what it's meant to me having her as a friend.

Of course this also means big changes ahead for me too. I have a few options now to weigh up and as scary as it is, it's also exciting in a way because who knows what the next few months will bring.
wednesday_whimsy: (heart)
The first week of the year is over already. Hope it was a good one for you. Mine hasn't been that great. I haven't been sleeping and work has been pretty bad. Friday was bad enough to make me cry with frustration. None of the management team wants to take responsibility for anything and we end up having to have meetings about things which could be sorted out by telling certain other people to just do their job. Anyway, I'm kind of dreading going to back tomorrow. At least Sherlock is on tonight.

I've been thinking this week about last year and the year ahead. Last year was a pretty amazing one for me. For a lot of people it seemed to be quite depressing, but I achieved a lot and I did a lot I'd never done before.

- I lost an extra 13lbs since the start of 2011 and have kept all the weight off.
- I ran 10K in June doing the Race for Life in June.
- I completed and posted a 25,000 word Psych fic, which I'd been writing for 2 years.
- I met Russell Howard in York after one of his shows
- I went to Comic Con for to the first time in July and had one of the best times of my life. I met Dominic Monaghan and hi-fived Dule Hill. Doesn't get much better than that.

I don't really like the idea of New Year resolutions. I mean if you want to change something, change it. But it's nice to have goals and something to work towards, so I've put together some for the year ahead.

- Stay at a healthy weight and preferably under 10.7 stones.

- Read 12 books. Yeah that doesn't sound like many, but somewhere along the way I've stopped reading actual books as much as I used to. So one a month is a nice goal to get me started again.

- Learn to play the violin. I used to play when I was younger but I gave it up. I've always loved it though and my mum bought me a new one, so I'd love to learn again.

- Write 100,000 words.

- Learn to drive. This has been on my list for years and it may not happen this year either, being so expensive and all, but I'd really like to try.
wednesday_whimsy: (Default)
Happy 2012 everyone. I hope it's a good one for everyone.

I'm making some resolutions to try and make myself happier this year. Not that I was unhappy last year, but I think it's time I took some control of the things that make me stressed and worried and depressed. One of my resolutions is to get back to posting on here more and interacting again, which I've been terrible at lately. I also want to write more. I have so many ideas and I miss actually telling the stories.

So to start the year off the way I mean to go on, let me introduce myself (again).

Hi, I'm Jacqui. I'm 32 years old and I'm from the UK. I work as a Records Assistant and I really love my job and the place I work. I have two adorable rabbits named Shawn and Gus. I am passionate about tv, films, books, writing and politics, to name just a few. Right now my heart belongs to Community (#sixseasonsandamovie) and Psych, and I'm sure when Sherlock starts tonight that will steal what's left.
wednesday_whimsy: (community_jata blankets)
Apparently I'm only updating once a month now? It's odd because I have lots to say. Sadly not much of it is good stuff this week. Something has gone wrong every day now. Work's pretty crappy at the moment, my rabbits are fighting again, I'm sick and of course, NBC is treating Community like crap so it's in danger of being cancelled. This is sad for so many reasons. Not just that it's a great show, probably the best thing on TV right now in fact, but because it's another sign that smart TV is constantly passed over for mindless drivel and if something is easy and dull and doesn't do anything interesting or different, it can stay there for a hundred years so long as it raises a ton of money. So whether or not you like Community, if you like television written by intelligent people, instead of the other 99% of predictable crap and reality dreck that gets produced, please support.

In happier news, Psych this year continues to be amazing. The writing is at a level it hasn't been at in a couple of years. Season 4 had it's moments but the overall standard wasn't great. Season 5 had about 2 episodes I actually enjoyed, so that fact that we're up to episode 6 now and I think the standard is still excellent, says a lot. I've enjoyed what they're doing with the relationships this year. Lassie and Jules have had plenty of screen time and some good stories. The guest stars are guests rather than the main focus. I still think the Chief needs to be involved more, but who's to say that's not going to happen. I'm optimistic about the show again.

On a related topic, I'm almost half way through my [ profile] psychbigbang fic, I really need to get on and get it done though. I only have a couple of weeks left now.
wednesday_whimsy: (doctorwho_amy/rory altworld)
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday last week. I did have a lovely day and then a nice week off. Since I haven't done a proper update in the longest time, this might get huge.

On the 21st I had great day out by myself. I had my eyes tested for the first time in a while and bought some brand new glasses (two pairs in fact) which I haven't had in five years. Then I went to the hairdresser and I talked to him about the Harry Potter films and Star Wars, because I have the coolest hairdresser in the world. Then I went to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is just one of the best and most beautiful films I'm ever seen. Gary Oldman was incredible, as was Benedict Cumberbatch. In fact the entire cast was perfect and for a film where not a lot happens, I could honestly watch it over and over. On my way out I was walking behind a group of boys, just about 18 years old, and I really thought it wouldn't be their kind of film, but one of them said it was the best film he'd seen, which I thought was quite impressive.

I was back at work this week, with our new manager who I think is going to be a nightmare, but I only have to get through to April when my real boss comes back from maternity leave. I can't wait. At least the new tv season has started to give me some fun things to focus on.

Spoilers for Community, Ringer, The Playboy Club, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls and of course, Doctor Who )
wednesday_whimsy: (psych_gang OMG!)
It's my 31st birthday, today. I've had a lovely day so far and I'm expecting lots more fun tonight when [ profile] hils and I go out for dinner. Hopefully there will be some photos later. I bought myself a gorgeous new dress at the weekend so I'll be showing that off again.

My mum cam down today and took me to lunch and my sister was here at the weekend and took us to Scarborough for the day so I feel all happy and relaxed and loved.

If you haven't watched this, do it now. It made my day that much happier. A reference to Psych and Jeremy Piven dancing. What's not to love about this video?


Sep. 5th, 2011 10:14 pm
wednesday_whimsy: (hp_harry "professor")
How has it been so long since I updated? I know I planned to post about Deathly Hallows and a lot of other stuff. Then I seemed to get sidetracked by a million other things.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - Spoilers )

Next Saturday we're having Virgin TV and internet installed. I'm very excited for the TiVo. I'm going to end up playing with it all weekend I know. I haven't had the ability to record anything from TV in about 7 years.

I've signed up for [ profile] psychbigbang and am pretty excited about it. I have an idea and I've started on it, so I just need to make sure I actually finish. I'd really like to finish.

It's my birthday two weeks from today. \o/ I've treated myself to Community Season 2 and Psych Season 5. Hopefully they will come in time.

I was going to add Doctor Who thoughts, but I think I'll save that for another post. I really would like to post more than once every 6 weeks.
wednesday_whimsy: (psych_lassiter sigh)
Today's story is postponed until tomorrow on account of me being pretty depressed right now.

My day started out so well too, but the past few days I have been miserable and as I have just managed to make the weekend a total write-off by reading something I shouldn't have read. I don't know why the little things manage to upset me so much. Still it's not the best day for writing.
wednesday_whimsy: (potc_norrington)
It has been a rather eventful couple of weeks.

Last Friday I went with some of my friends to see Russell Howard in York. It was a tiny venue and he was amazing as always. There were time I was crying with laughter, which is always a good sign. I wasn't impressed with having to pay £6.40 for a glass of wine (!!) but afterwards, this happened, which more than made up for it. )

On Friday we had a Superhero day at work to raise money for charity. A few of us dressed up and had a fun day mostly messing around. I went as Wonder Woman and was rather pleased with how my outfit turned out. I came second in the costume competition )

Why is no one talking about last night's Doctor Who? Spoilers )

Finally, I'm doing the Race for Life 10K in York on June 19th. If anyone would like to sponsor me, my sponsorship page is here.

Now, I have a nice evening of Coupling, Doctor Who, Press Gang and wine ahead of me. I love Bank Holidays!
wednesday_whimsy: (sherlock_holmes violin)
I can't believe its been a month since I posted. Well actually I can, considering. The weather has been strangely gorgeous for the last few weeks and I've enjoyed being out in it. Sunshine and heat are strange phenomena to the British, so it's best to take advantage while you have the opportunity. You never know when it's going to decide to rain for 40 days straight.

I have lost 2 and a half stones now (35lbs), so I am super excited and looking forward to buying myself a whole load of new clothes very soon.

I am now off work for 11 days. \o/ I have lots planned actually, starting with heading back to my parents tomorrow. Monday will be spent painting my sister's house. Wednesday I'll be visiting [ profile] flakmagnet then taking the rabbits to the vet for their one year check up. Friday is the Royal Wedding and maybe I'm the only person in the country who cares, but I'm rather looking forward to it.

Naturally I was very sorry about Elisabeth Sladen who I grew up watching in Doctor Who and who made past seasons of this new series all the more enjoyable. I'm sure she'd be as excited as I am about new Doctor Who on Saturday though. I will no doubt have something to post about after that.
wednesday_whimsy: (psych_lassiter/juliet partners)
Work has been super busy and stressful lately, but other things have made up for it.

1. Last weekend I went home to see my family for my mum's birthday and had a lovely weekend. I took the rabbits too, who were as good as gold, even in the face of terribly rude taxi drivers and train guards.

2. I paid off a huge chunk of my credit card bill and I'm doing more overtime this month so hopefully it can be reduced again in a couple of weeks.

3. I have been writing quite a lot. I have a couple of things on the go that I'd like to get finished, and for the first time in a while I feel like it might happen.

4. I won £10 today at bingo! I've never been before and it was actually an enjoyable couple of hours. I was terrified of shouting at first, but if you've won, you've won. ;)

5. I finally reached my healthy weight at WeightWatchers! I'm so happy and excited. I still want to lose another 7lbs for m own sake, but knowing I'm at a healthy weight and that I've achieved something good for myself is such a great feeling. I'm totally motivated to continue now and stay healthy.


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