the_milky_way: (sam/dean (keep on going))
* Still weird to be all alone at home. I miss Kitty. It's been a week now and I still think she's around.

* Thank God, I'm on vacation right now. I so need this time away from everything. Off to Dublin tomorrow.

* Olympics: I haven't seen much but swimming is on the schedule every day. I'm kinda sad I'll miss Tony's race but the rest has been fun too watch, surprises included. It's nice to watch it all without the heart stopping excitement and not being able to watch races. It's relaxing to have it on in the background and watch the races I like.

* There isn't anything else to tell... well one of my friends from Ireland tells me to found my own business... easier said then done, especially if you have no idea what to do and don't really have any special talents that would make it worthwhile to go through all the trouble.

* Off to clean the place and finish packing. It's just four days but I feel like I'm moving. I seriously need to downsize and just take the really necessary things.

* I haven't forgotten about the prompts... *hides* I just didn't have time yet. Speaking of prompts, I must not forget to load more BB fics onto my ereader. Maybe this way I'll finally manage to read more then five.

Music

16/2/11 14:00
the_milky_way: (jensen (music))
I just had to have this in my journal because this is my favorite song from Take That's new Album "Progress". I don't really know why I love it so much but it helped me establish a good rhythm when I walked from the bus to work in Dublin. This song will always be connected to memories of Ireland and Dublin.

Take That performing KIDZ at the Brit Awards 2011 )
the_milky_way: (sam/dean (stargazing))
♥... this one was quite nice. Spent the evening with my colleagues in the Temple Bar (bosses paid..yay) and talked about the future. Boss offered me a position but to be honest I can't see myself working in this field for longer and the money wasn't all that good (could barely live of it at home so I don't know how it would have been here). But he also told me that I did my job exceptionally well and that he'll tell everyone who wants to know and will write me really good recommendations. I'll take him up on that offer for sure.

I'm going to miss Ireland. Was just starting to really settle in. Gonna come back for sure, especially with all the offers I have and the places to stay.

Now let's just hope the airports at home will be open.
Damn snow


♥ Thanks [livejournal.com profile] akintay for the vgift. :) *hugs*


♥ Wanted to say more but I can't remember and all I can think about is if I have packed everything.
See ya on the other side... expect delays.


PS... I know I said it already but still HAPPY BIRTHDAY to [livejournal.com profile] purequicksilver and [livejournal.com profile] ldyghstwhisprer!
the_milky_way: (sam (puppy not amused))
I'm home!!! After a three hour trip through the city of Dublin, through the snow and in the cold. I left work almost 45 minutes early. Why? Because there are no buses going out to where I live. Only some in the city and none at all to Lucan. So met up with my roommate and a friend in the city, walked to the train station, managed to get on the train to the station closest to Lucan and got there. The we walked 1 1/2 hours through the cold and the snow, and it was (still is) coming down hard.
I don't see myself going to work tomorrow.
No buses!!!
How can you operate buses on summer tires when it is winter? How?

God, I'm so cold. I need a shower or a hot bath and tea, lots of tea.
*shivers*

Pictorial Proof...
Dublin this morning )

Dublin mid-day )

Lucan (Co. Dublin) tonight, 30 minutes ago )
the_milky_way: (sam (standing tall))
... isn't a good idea. Really! After the last winter you'd think they' be prepared but that apparently is a word not part of the Irish vocabulary. And I thought Berlin was bad.Anyway, had to walk 20 minutes to the next bus station again on iced over ways this time. Fun not. At least we got a bus this time and didn't have to wait 20 minutes in the cold. Saw at least 15 men from the city working on the iced over walkways with ice picks and brooms. Sad thing is that it was all futile since it started snowing all over again. Yeah, how about using some sand or salt? No? I have the vague feeling that one of these days I might actually have 'snow-free' from work... uhm...

♥ My weeks was rather busy. It was really good to have [livejournal.com profile] slippery_fish around and see some of the things in the city I hadn't seen yet. It was also nice to go to the pub almost every evening. We went to Howth (me for the second time because it's just beautiful there), went to Belfast (where I bought Punky the Dinosaur... well he looks like a punk so I named him Punky *hides* and yes there are pictures.), and on Friday we ended up touching a 800 year old mummy in one of the church vaults (was a crusader and it felt like stone, is supposed to bring luck. Well, we'll see).

♥ I also spent way too much money during that week... this city is way to expensive and too tempting sometimes. But it was fun and I don't regret anything.

♥ On to the writing woe. So today is the 29th, which means posting for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas starts in two days. I haven't even started yet. Which means that I have started and deleted every attempt ever since. I just can't figure this prompt out and I don't have any ideas for the other prompts. *flails around* What am I gonna do? How am I supposed to write this?

♥ On the other hand the J2/Fast and Furious crossover works perfectly well and has crossed the 12k mark *headdesk*

♥ I feel random. I need J2 or happy Sam/Dean fic. Rec me? Please.

♥ Am off to watch some German soaps so that I won't have to think about getting ready to go home soon. I sort of don't want to but I miss home and stuff... and yeah.. but then, I do have a life here and I have work and... Meh... I'm torn.

♥ But I'm ready to be home for Christmas. Everything else will be dealt with afterwards.

♥ Hit me but I really like the Westlife cover of "The Reason"
the_milky_way: (jared/jensen (love))
♥ This is for [livejournal.com profile] akintay! Birthday present is here (sorry that you have to share it with the comms... :) )*hugs*. Hope you like it.

Fic: "Just one of those stories...“ Part 5 of 5, It's just the way I am, J2, R.

♥ This also means I have a BINGO on my [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingo card! YAY. And I got a prompt done for the [livejournal.com profile] notjustroomates November prompt.

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♥ I think I might be slightly tipsy because of the whiskey but then I think I'm just really tired.

♥ Can't believe how happy I am over a stupid Panda hat. My fashions sense these days either sucks or is adapting to the local customs. I don't know which is worse. But the hat is totally cute.

♥ I feel really random right now. I probably should go to bed and stop drinking tea at 11pm. *headdesk* I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I'd rather hang out with [livejournal.com profile] slippery_fish and discover as of yet unknown to me parts of the city. Meh...
the_milky_way: (Default)
♥ Thank you guys for all the messages, v-gifts, mentions, Tweets and fic (which I haven't read yet but will in a minute)! I'll reply to the PMs soon. You all made my day, which means a lot because it's the first time I'm not with my family of close friends during my birthday. It's a little weird but the group I'm here with is awesome and I was invited to coffee (tea) after work and got a sheep magnet and flapjacks cake. My colleagues gave me cookies and hugs. So yes, my birthday has been a good one so far.

♥ The package my mum sent arrived on time, today and I even got it without having to figure out where the nearest post office is. I have German chocolate now and a really cool bracelet. My mum also send a card with a Kitty paw print and that actually made me cry a little. I miss my cat.

♥ I actually wanted to make an entry about our Sunday walking tour around the coast of Howth, post pictures and all that but I'm too tired right now. Will do that some time late, because my pics turned out pretty well. I saw a seal that day. My feet are still a little dead from the walk though, 10km in 6 hours isn't bad...

♥ Also got my [profile] spn_j2_xmas assigment and I actually am pretty happy with my prompts. I can work wirth all of them but I think I'll pick the one I already have an idea for. If that shouldn't work out I can still try the others.
the_milky_way: (f1: kimi (red bull))
♥ Lot's of things to tell. Took a sick day Wednesday and it helped. I still have a cough but it's getting better. I needed a day to sleep it all off. Thank God it was okay with my boss. The day after was kind of chaotic. Mostly thanks to "Arthur's Day", which was only celebrated for the second time now. They are trying to build a tradition because it was so successful last year. This is the day they celebrate Arthur Guinness, which means a lot of free Guinness, VIP parties all over the Temple Bar District and live concerts. The thing about the live concerts though was that they were secret. You either had to have connections or luck (Snow Patrol, Manic Street Preachers, Kelis etc). There was a huge part at the Guinness Brewery as well, which meant that I had to take a detour to get into work because the streets were close for preparations.

♥ I've never seen a city this crowded, drunk and loud. Really. We were right in the middle of it because we had to get some grocery shopping done and then the buses were stuck in traffic and in the crowds and it took us way too long to get home. Took the right bus which was going into the wrong direction, which meant walking home in the rain and being told the wrong way by an old lady (Thank God I knew the right direction). Also, I'll never complain about the prices for cosmetics in Germany ever again. Holy hell is this expensive here.

♥ Yesterday then it was "Culture Night", which meant a lot of sights, churches and museums were for free and offered special shows and exhibitions. We went after work and took a look at St. Patrick's Cathedral and it's choir. Very interesting. Pictures... some blury though because I only had my cell phone with me )

♥ Today is an off day. Which I really need. Catch up on sleep, on e-mails, watch the F1 qualifying on BBC and then finally get the next part of my Camp!verse done. Anybody willing to beta for me? It's a J2 story, not long and should be done by tomorrow. Please???

♥ Tomorrow's plans look good. The weather is nice and is supposed to stay this way, so we decided to take the Dart train along the coast and take a look at the beaches, mountains and habors. There will so be pictures taken and postcard send.

♥ Also, won't read anymore reviews than I've already done. Don't wanna spoil my own view and I think I'm quite content with it right now. Sorry that I'm not commenting on any more. Have to rewatch 6.01 anyway again, I have the feeling that I might have missed some things.
the_milky_way: (Default)
♥ Lot's of things to tell. Took a sick day Wednesday and it helped. I still have a cough but it's getting better. I needed a day to sleep it all off. Thank God it was okay with my boss. The day after was kind of chaotic. Mostly thanks to "Arthur's Day", which was only celebrated for the second time now. They are trying to build a tradition because it was so succesful last year. This is the day they celebrate Arthur Guinness, which means a lot of free Guinness, VIP parties all over the Temple Var District and live concerts. The thing about the live concerts though was that they were secret. You either had to have connections or luck (Snow Patrol, Manic Street Preachers, Kelis etc). There was a huge part at the Guinness Brwery as well, which meant that I had to take a detour to get into work because the streets were close for preparations.

♥ I've never seen a city this crowded, drunk and loud. Really. We were right in the middle of it because we had to get some grocery shopping done and then the buses were stuck in traffic and in the crowds and it took us way too long to get home. Took the right bus which was going into the wrong direction, which meant walking home in the rain and being told the wrong way by an old lady (Thank God I knew the right direction). Also, I'll never complain about the prices for cosmetics in Germany ever again. Holy hell is this expensive here.

♥ Yesterday then it was "Culture Night", which meant a lot of sights, churches and museums were for free and offered special shows and exhibitions. We went after work and took a look at St. Patrick's Cathedral and it's choir. Very interesting. Pictures... some blury though because I only had my cell phone with me )

♥ Today is an off day. Which I really need. Catch up on sleep, on e-mails, watch the F1 qualifying on BBC and then finally get the next part of my Camp!verse done. Anybody willing to beta for me? It's a J2 story, not long and should be done by tomorrow. Please???

♥ Tomorrow's plans look good. The weather is nice and is supposed to stay this way, so we decided to take the Dart train along the coast and take a look at the beaches, mountains and habors. There will so be pictures taken and postcard send.

♥ Also, won't read anymore reviews than I've already done. Dom't wann spoil my own view and I think I'm quite content with it right now. Sorry that I'm not commenting on any more. Have to rewatch 6.01 anyway again, I have the feeling that I might have missed some things.
the_milky_way: (fic:jared (future is mine))
♥ I'm slowly but surely settling in and things seem to be working out okay. My work is interesting and my boss is pretty cool. I can ask him anything and the other three girls in the office as well. I think it won't be too hard or too long. Right now I'm doing translations and man, it's sucks to do that when half your letters are missing. Try to translate into German with a QWERTY keyboard.. argh.

♥ I'm also close to figuring out the Dublin Bus system, which helps a lot in the morning when you want to avoid all the school kids. The bus is still crowded though. But I learned (through minor panic attacks this morning when I thought I was in the wrong bus) that I actually can take the Xpress Bus as well, which saves about 15 to 20 minutes in the morning traffic.. yay. I'm also in an office building right next to the Guinness Brewery. LOL

♥ The one thing I still have to figure out is where I can find the cheapest supermarkets around here, since we are in the suburbs there are quite some distances to walk and I really can't afford to eat out every day. I did today though, awesome burgers. :) Also found an HVM (SPN Season 5 is so mine in a few weeks, saw the adds for it already) and an American Apparel (I need to get some warm sweaters I think and a new umbrella, mine broke this morning, damn wind).

♥ Took some pics today and will upload them soon.

♥ I haven't read a single story in days, my schedule is all scrambled and I just don't have the time to read anymore... I don't like it. But wow, I have a social life.. go figure.

♥ I miss my cat and everyone else... and it's just been a few days.

♥ Off, to watch Gossip Girl
the_milky_way: (jared/jensen (bff))
♥ I'm in Dublin! And the house is awesome. My room isn't big but it's lovely and as you all can see I have wireless. YAY. My host is totally great, collected us all from the airport and hosts three of us in her own home. And she left us alone for the night, spending it with friends so that we can settle in. I have every thing (no cat though) and it's nice so far. Sightseeing and trying to find the place where I'll work is on the plan for tomorrow.

♥ The flight was okay, gave me a headache but not too bad. I had the whole aisle for myself and watched SPN eps on my cell. The dirve to the airport though was mean. I admit that I cried in the car. My mum drove me to my grandparents and the four of us drove to the airport. The first time I cried was when my mom gave me a lovely necklace and when my cat cuddle up to me. The second time was in the car. Not at the airport though, that was okay.

♥ Right now I'm tired but excited and we just had dinner with the whole group and out two hosts. I'll figure everything else out later. Also, I'll be able to watch SPN... yay!

♥ I guess I'll need a Dublin icon now. :)
the_milky_way: (sheep (travel))
I'll be off in a few hours. Dublin here I come. Still not sure if I have everything, but then I guess I can always go and buy stuff. Anyway, I have no idea how things will look like concerning internet but I'll find a way. Hopefully before SPN starts back up again. So if not, a little bit of hiatus here I guess.

the_milky_way: (southland (ben/john roadtrip))
♥ Started on my [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingo card. Finally.
I'm starting with the J2 stories before I go over to the Jared/Alec ones.

Anyway, fic:
"Just one of those stories...“ Part 1 One time at camp, Jared/Jensen, PG, 4.996 words

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♥ Two days to go and I'm starting to panic a little, not because of Dublin but because I think I'll never be able to fit everything I want to take with me in a suitcase. A suitcase that isn't supposed to go over the limit of 20kg. Argh. Clothes for three months that are suitable for the office but not too fancy, this is so very hard. I can't decide what to take. *flails a little*

♥ I also have still so many things to do, like write down how to use Skype and so on for my mum and get all the things together that I need and those that have to stay here. Urgh, my time management is seriously off these days. And I'm not sleeping all that well. But I'm not really panicky over Dublin, I'm more excited now.

♥ I got to know where I'll live today. I and one other participant of the course will stay with our mentor in her house. I hope that works out. But she sounded nice when I talk to her on the phone. She will also show us around in Sunday so that we will know how to get to work on Monday. At least one thing less to worry about.

♥ And since I'm bored when I'm not stressed I'm working on icons I actually plan to post somewhere, if I happen to like them.

♥ I managed to save all the BB fics I haven't read yet and let me tell you, it's a lot. Took me two days to get it all down. Well, at least I won't have to take books with me. *lol* That reminds me, that I still have to make a backup of all my data, won't take the mobile harddrive with me.
the_milky_way: (jared/jensen (jay&jen))
♥ For now at least. Got the new modem installed and it's working now. But it took me about two hours and there is still something wonky. We'll see how long it will hold. Had a good weekend despite not achieving the things I wanted to. Was at a party with [livejournal.com profile] slippery_fish and stayed way longer than I had planned to but it was fun and I actually woke up again while dancing. Was at home around 4am Sunday morning and did not get nearly enough sleep to be awake for the course today. I still feel like I could just drop and sleep on. (Also, LJ refused to show this entry anywhere but my page, at least to me... so very strange. It's the second time that this has happened now.)

♥ Got my internet back just in time for some J2 love and goodness. It's strange but every time a con is about to take place I don't want to know about things when they happen. During the few years I started looking at con stuff when things are already over and I can get around embarrassing stuff or ignore wank if there should be one. I'm much happier this way. Much more ignorant as well but I honestly don't care.

J2 goodies... love the boys. )

♥ Speaking of the boys... I'm not sure if I want to go to the AE2 con or not. On the one hand I would love to meet a lot of people there and so on.. on the other hand I don't know. I met the boys, I had a good time and I have good memories. Do I want to have more? *shrugs* But then, it's Jensen.. ;)

♥ Finished another [livejournal.com profile] schmoop_bingoprompt today. Now I just have to find the time to type it up. I have four prompts filled and none of them on my computer yet. Urgh.... I just can't bring myself to actually sit down open the notebook and start typing. Something holds me back. Also, my BB fic got recced and the reason made me smile. :D

♥ Also, new Irish lecturer is sort of funny but when he said his son has scarlet fever I wondered what the hell he was doing there teaching. I mean, it's just highly contagious. Bah, just thinking about out makes me feel sick. Not that I'm okay again. Still migraine attacks and a sore throat. *sighs*

♥ My way to and from the course is plastered with very stupid billboards for a mobile phone company. It took me two days to realize why they bothered me. They have the German version of brilliant written on them and it's brillant. Every time I see it I think there is something missing, even if there isn't. Languages are strange.

♥ 2 weeks until Dublin. Meeeep.

♥ Meme, stolen from around my flist
MAH ICONS )
the_milky_way: (Default)
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] benitle!
Hope you are having an awesome one!
*huggles and throws virtual confetti for the online party bash* :D
♥ ♥ ♥


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♥ Lecturer apparently is very satisfied with how the course is going and with me especially, that's at least what the project leader told me today. She only called because my job agent called her to cancel on an appointment. Was nice to hear that despite being bored to death most of the time I still manage to act and be alert enough to say the right things. Not that creating sentences with the -ing gerund is so very hard, mind you. But yeah, compliments are always nice.

♥ Got a tentative date for my departure to Dublin, September 5th. We'll see if it stays like this. Would be okay, since it's a Sunday. But dude, just a little over three weeks left to get things done. *flails a little*
It also kind of drives me crazy that I still don't have an idea about the job I might be doing soon. Uncertainty scares me a little.

♥ Got fic done. Yay, although Sam is depressing the hell out of me in this one. Now I only need to type it up properly. But really, BB time isn't a good time to post unrelated fic.. LOL
I actually kind of really love the J2 story I linked in my last entry. It's sort of an unusual style for me and it was so hard to actually start with this prompt but I really like how it turned out.

♥ I want to watch some movies this weekend, any recs?

♥ Saw this screen cap from Comic con and wanted it bigger because I thought it would be good for icons or something. So I played around with my video player and the capping feature. Well yeah, turned out it gets bigger, like really huge.
Not that I mind, because J2 in huge on my screen can never be bad. ;) )

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