the_milky_way: (life (winter))
♥ ... but I'm still feeling a little out of it. I haven't settled in yet, not completely anyway. I mean it's nice to have all my things back but I've realized in Dublin that I don't really need much of them to be happy. That was probably one reason why I had to rearrange my room again. There was too much stuff and I didn't like it. Life is strange at the moment. I sort of happy that I have classes now. It's hard to come out of a regular daily routine and just do nothing again..

♥ But then, I still have so many things to do. Mainly on the writing front. I finally really started to work on my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas fic and I like the idea and the way it's going right now. It won't be too long I think.. I don't know. Anyway, I'll need a beta reader after the weekend!! Anybody?? PLEASE???

♥ I'm also working on the drabbles I promised for Christmas. Not sure I'll get them all done before Christmas but I'm trying. Some of them might be a little longer. I'll probably post them unbetaed first and then ask for a beta later.

♥ The J2/FaF story is kicking my but, through coming up with new plots every few minutes. But then I have new inspiration now as well (thanks to the new Fast Five trailer) and it's currently at 13k. I could use it for the xover Big Bang thingy if I should decide to take part in it that is. But I could also try and post the next few parts of my Dark Angle x5!Jared story as a BigBang fic. Decisions, decisions.

♥ Let's not talk about [livejournal.com profile] j2_everafter. I watched the movie. That's it. Draft is due January 10th. *flails*

♥ There is not much to tell otherwise. I'm done with Christmas shopping and I have no idea what I'll get for Christmas this year. My mum is not even hinting and my grandparents keep quiet as well, which is really kind of cool. I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. I wasn't last year. It's nice to be home again and to have such things as the holidays so closely after.

♥ Speaking of Christmas, I got a really cool J2 story already as a present. Check it out. It's great.
The Mint Chocolate Chip Shake Guy by [livejournal.com profile] zuben_eschamali.

Thank yous:
- for the cards to [livejournal.com profile] akintay, [livejournal.com profile] _bettina_ and [livejournal.com profile] lizook12! *hugs*
- for the vgifts to [livejournal.com profile] joans23 and [livejournal.com profile] anisalovesu! *huggles*

Also, hey [livejournal.com profile] elless18, I haven't forgotten about the chocolate, but will only be able to send it in January.. :) I have it already.

♥ On a random note: there are Swimming World Championships going in right now. In Dubai. I haven't seen a single race yet and I fear I won't be able to see one. Well, Aaron pulled out and I have idea why but there are still some guys (and girls) I know and would like to see. There is Nathan and then there is RyRy.. no Phelps though. Sometimes I really miss the sport and being able to watch it. These days I have no time and I actually tend to forget about it. That's not so cool. It makes me nostalgic as well.
Also, I can't believe that Ed Moses is competing again.. in Masters Swimming.. LOL

♥ It's too cold!
the_milky_way: (sam/dean (brothers))
... or the other way round.
♥ I'm writing again, even though I've no idea where this came from but I kind of like it. Set after 5.22 and I wrote most of it in the middle of the night. Thanks so much [livejournal.com profile] blue_ant for looking it over. :)
Sam/Dean, PG.
"From the desert to the well"

♥ Rain! Finally. I think I've never been so happy to see rain. But then again the temperatures sort of skip a range and it's gone from sweltering hot to sort of cold. It's like 12 degress less than it was yesterday.

♥ Since I had nothing else to do in the heat (besides reading Big Bangs and writing again) I cleaned up my room as well as my make up case. I never realized I had that much stuff lying around still. Threw away a load of stuff since it smelled and was years old already. But that also means that I have to buy new stuff now as well. Shopping... whee. I have to anyway.

♥ I feel random. And I'm bored. Also, it's Aaron's birthday today, it makes me nostalgic.

♥ Memes (snagged from all around):
1.
On LiveJournal, we often think we're close, but really, we know less about each other than we like to think.

So I want you to ask me something you would like to know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks.

No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's an opinion or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.


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2. Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter.
Name 5 songs you love starting with that letter.


[livejournal.com profile] xxtornxxapartxx gave me S ).
If you want one of the songs tell me.
the_milky_way: (life (cute))
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] peaches!!
*hugs*


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This entry will be full of cuts.
Spent yesterday buying new pillows for my bed and ended up getting 2 new sets bed sheets as well. I mean for1.99 it's not like I spent big money there.
I think they look neat )
But I got Swedish licorice and strawberry flavored Snörren (laces) as well. Even my cat got stuff since she needed new toys anyway.I almost bought three Veronicas Mars boxsets a 10,- but thought about it and let it be. It's nopt like I need it all that badly.
But SPN is on sale as well and I was tempted even though I already have those, the only difference would be the languages on the boxes.
Oh, bit I got a new bag and I am sort of in love with it.

All about the maybe job/interhsip news )
It's sounds exciting and scary at the same time.
It might mean a job afterwards or just something to put on my résumé and I'll have to looking for a job anway.
I'll keep on looking now because yeah, am not giving up just yet.

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Spent today at my grandparent's place. Had awesome asparagus soup and helped my grandma with her new flowers she received today.
I got a new sheep. Look! ), which they bought for me in Hamburg.

Managed to get the podfics I wanted from my grandpa's PC and they work. I still don't get it why it doesn't work with my laptop.

Hehe, NBC is still sending me mails about Aaron. Which is sort of nice because I get all the info, can still put them on the blog and don't have to looking for them myself.
Speaking of swimming, I don't know what to think about the rumors that Ian Thorpe wants to try a comeback.

Tried to add more scenes to Big Bang and failed spectacularly. Seems like I need a longer break before I go back to this story.
I am all blah about it and I don't even really care that my fic isn't claimed yet by an artist. If it ends up being a pity claim, who cares...
Didn't even have time to go through all the summaries yet. Wull do that later.

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30 Day meme )

Day 05- A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life )
Day 06- Earliest thing you can remember )
Day 07- Favorite cover of your favorite song )
the_milky_way: (mike (memories))
After 7 years today is the day that Aaron Peirsol Online.com will shut down.

I'll keep the news blog open but that will be it. I think it was a sign that the new company owning now owning the one I signed the domain with sort of didn't react at all when I tried to get a new account to renew the domain. Hope they don't treat all of the new clients like this. I should be sadder about it I think but I have sort of lost the big enthusiasm about it all. I still love swimming, I still love to watch and to know what Aaron is doing, I just don't need to have the site anymore.
I am a little sad though, seeing how many contacts I made through that site, where the site is listed and what kind of people actually still talk to me.
But Aaron has his own official site now and I think thart's one of the reasons why I am not trying to keep mine, I don't feel like something is left unsolved.. or whatever.

Seven years is a long time though and Aaron is still active.
But I have been thinking about it for a while now and I think I have come to terms with giving it up.

I feel like a huge part of my life is ending but surprisingly enough, right now I don't miss it all that much (I guess I'll miss all the lovely emails from NBC and Arena, and that is not meant in a sarcastic way, because those companies sort of know how to be fanfriendly).

It was fun while it lasted though and I don't regret a single thing.

ETA:
It also figures that now The Race Club has decided to follow me on Twitter and that Ed is back tweeting as well.
*g*
I feeling very melancholic right now.


ETA 2:
Geoff sure as hell seemed to be fascinated by the pool in Berlin. And by Mike judging from the pictures he took ). And Berlin was the only World Cup meet he actually posted picture from.
Nice Skippy. :)

just whoa

9/7/09 12:21
the_milky_way: (the moment is mine (glory of Aaron))
I haven't done that in a while. But this deserves it.
Can't believe I saw it even.

51.94!!

First man ever under the 52 mark in the 100 backstroke.. and all that in just jammies and not a suit.
I forgot how much I love this sport.
Thank you Aaron.

just whoa

9/7/09 12:21
the_milky_way: (Default)
I haven't done that in a while. But this deserves it.
Can't believe I saw it even.

51.94!!

First man ever under the 52 mark in the 100 backstroke.. and all that in just jammies and not a suit.
I forgot how much I love this sport.
Thank you Aaron.

Oops

12/5/09 20:07
the_milky_way: (Default)
I just decide to clean out my inbox and delete all the old and unnecessary emails in there.
The thing is I deleted all the comments I am wanted to answer to still as well.
Bah...

So I know I owe some comments and I remember that someone asked me for my thesis topic. I just can't remember who it was or when it was or if I have answered that question.
Ooops. Sorry.
But feel free to ask, slap or your know mock me here if you want to.

I also kind of suck at organising my day. Where the hell have my two off days gone? I wanted to do so much.

Still need Sam/Den recs.. Anybody?

Edit: It is really interesting to get press releases and media stuff from NBC again. And ti's just a Grand Prix meet. I never thought I'd see they day they are pushing swimming outside the Olympic hype.
Oh and apparently the Japanese swimmer who broke Ryan's WR two days ago did so in a new suite not approve by FINA yet. Wonder what they will do now. But the thing I found interesting is that it was an Arena suit, and Aaron is with Arena now. :)

Oops

12/5/09 20:06
the_milky_way: (text (idiot))
I just decide to clean out my inbox and delete all the old and unnecessary emails in there.
The thing is I deleted all the comments I am wanted to answer to still as well.
Bah...

So I know I owe some comments and I remember that someone asked me for my thesis topic. I just can't remember who it was or when it was or if I have answered that question.
Ooops. Sorry.
But feel free to ask, slap or your know mock me here if you want to.

I also kind of suck at organising my day. Where the hell have my two off days gone? I wanted to do so much.

Still need Sam/Den recs.. Anybody?

Edit: It is really interesting to get press releases and media stuff from NBC again. And ti's just a Grand Prix meet. I never thought I'd see they day they are pushing swimming outside the Olympic hype.
Oh and apparently the Japanese swimmer who broke Ryan's WR two days ago did so in a new suite not approve by FINA yet. Wonder what they will do now. But the thing I found interesting is that it was an Arena suit, and Aaron is with Arena now. :)
the_milky_way: (jared/jensen (together))
I am better. Not as dizzy anymore, but I am still tired as hell and my muscles hurt from coughing all day. But I guess I am okay so far.
I haven't been around much but I tried to read my flist. But at least I had time to think about how to put my thesis in order and how to go about some of those things.
Not that I did much concerning it, because reading was definitely not on my top list this last week. But I think I will start everything up by the weekend (if I find the motivation).
I did however start watching the necessary scenes for the [livejournal.com profile] whenboymeetsboy fic. That's it though. I have been utterly lazy lately. Voluntarily or not doesn't really matter.

I had strange dreams though, which usually happens when I am stressed, emotional or sick. So I guess the fact that all three things came together waranted for some disturbing dreams.
The easiest one was where I lost my credit card during Asylum and was really, really sure I hadn't paid for anything. Yeah.. Uhm.

Anyway, on to a cool reason for this random post.
I know I have told you that already: Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] slimyfishlover!
Enjoy the sushi. :)

Another reason for this entry: Welcome to the new people on my flist.
Have fun around here.
*waves and offers cookies*

And since it's been all over fandom and since I have no idea what to say, just this:
May there be peace for him now.

I am off to talk to one of my profs and I so don't want to leave the house right now. I'd rather sit here and watch Leverage or you know read fanfic or do something less strenuous.
Meeep.

PS, Aaron is in Vienna!!! I had no idea.
And he has his blondish, curly hair again.... Today it was fun updating APO.
AARON 2009 )
the_milky_way: (wr (good times))
Mike really made it. It is kind of wow, may you think about it what you want. I don't really know..
I have never seen him cry during a victory ceremony, this was actually the first time I really saw him cry.
Jason and Aaron laughing their asses off was awesome to see as well.
Thorpey kissing Mike's mother though was... kind of dirty (yes [livejournal.com profile] blue_ant, I totally agree with you there.

The relay was closer than I had expected, which was good. I feel sorry for Brendan because that really wasn't a good race.
I was actually rooting for Roman and Kosuke.
Yay Russia for the European Record there.

Mike and Aaron after Jason touched the wall kind of reestablished why I had them as one of my OTPs all those years ago.
Boys, it's nice you can't keep the touching and hitting down but dude, that was almost like pda.. :)

Sheep was sick. Made 5th though. Oh Larsen. But hey, a 400 free medal.
I so didn't expect Ous to win. I really didn't. Ous pointing at Larsen during the medal ceremony was cute (USC boys).
Erik being in the stands and cheering for Larsen was even cuter.
I had to switch channels in between because I couldn't stand the things one of the commentators was rambling about.
He wasn't even stating things as his opinion but as facts, implying things that really hadn't anything to do with the race going on.
*sighs*

Hehe Britta! She was so cute with Dara and Cate during the victory ceremony.

So that's it. It feels strange to know that some, or well almost all of my favourite swimmers will not be there anymore at major competitions.
There are only a few left that I like and that I want to watch.
After 8 years of watching meets, being at meets, watching Olympics and seeing how they grew and what they managed, it's really weird to know that I'll maybe not being doing that anymore in the future.
I am still hoping for the World Cup to be well attended and maybe for Aaron to be at the Worlds in Rome. But I don't know.

Bed now.
the_milky_way: (Larsen 2)
I think I'll make crosses in my calendar when swimming is over.
As much fun as it is to watch and to squee over the guys and girls (swimmers I know) it seriously screws with my sleeping schedule and my feeling for time.
I actually managed to stay awake to see Ryan wining the 200m Back and Aaron recovering pretty quickly to hug the life out of RyRy. I am not as disappointed as I thought I'd be.
Probably it's Ryan and Aaron is stil second and Arkardy was there as well. I am okay with it. I am glad Aaron had good Games. His last probably.

I don't think I will watch this morning. I want to sleep. I am so tired. And even though it's 50m free and the 100 fly final; and I want to see Crocker and Cavic I don't think I could stay awake.

It's strange to think about how many of the swimmers I know or followed over the years will probably retire after these Games.
I am still hoping for Aaron to go on until the Worlds next year, I am not sure though if he will. I think I'll maintain the site for another year or so.
Have to ask Bobby if he knows anything.
Klete will retire. I am pretty sure Erik will, too. I don't know about Crocker or Jason, but Markus will retire after Rome 2009.

It will be interesting to see the start lists for the World Cup.

[livejournal.com profile] blue_ant, I don't know about tonight but I'll be there on Sunday though.
Larsen qualified for the 1500m free final and there will be the medley relay ( I hope so at least), and I want to watch the last day live.
So Sunday then. :D

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I am so behind with the Summer Love Song Challenge that I feel sorry for myself.
I want to finish it and I will. I just have to find the time to do it. I never though that once I am done with exams and uni that I would have problems with time management.
Freaking Olympics.

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*waves at new friends*
Hi there.
the_milky_way: (wr (good times))
Hehe.. Okay... I think this is the first time since I have been following swimming that I've seen a backstroke WR tied. (which makes it what? Between 12 and 8 years? Huh..)
YAY Aaron!!!!! Tied Ryan's WR
*hugs RyRy*

But holy hell they were close:
Aaron -> 1:54.32
Ryan -> 1:54.34

Oh and yay for Gary and Nathan making the 50 Free finals. Gary looks pretty good. Hope he makes it.
Would be cool for him at 33 to make his fourth Olympic team. And really Game without Gary... I can't remember Games without him.

Bed. Now.

ETA: Wheeeee Amanda!
the_milky_way: (the moment is mine (glory of Aaron))
Let me just say this: WORLD RECORD!!!!
Aaron? I still love you!!!

In addition: Klete and Erik are on the team. Realy spots only (for Erik so far) but they are on the team!
Thank God!

Amanda though didn't make it. Neither did Randall.

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Oh I hate to be up this early.
the_milky_way: (F1 (f reading))
Wheee "Shadow's Return" has been sent off today. About fucking time.
*bounce*

And I really kind of love the new Opera browser. Uhm.. really.

In other news, will not stay awake for finals tonight. I just can't do it.
*sighs* I wanna but yeah... Hope Aaron will wing it anyway. I want him on the team.
ETA: since Ryan dropped the 200 free final Larsen is in it now... Dude, does that I have to try and watch now?
Damn.. but really that means Ryan is concentrating on the 100 Back, which now makes me worry about Aaron.
Uhm was that a swimming post now? Okay, who cares ?

Back to other, less entertaining books.
the_milky_way: (Klete (silly))
Short prelims post... because I am actually studying on the side (or pretend to..).
Watching prelims almost always leaves me kind of angry at some of the guys (and girls). No matter if I am there to see it live or watch it on the screen.
Just now Aaron kind of scared the hell out of me... he qualified for the semis tonight (which I hate btw.. I hate semi finals) but he was just 6th. Randall kicked butt though, as did Ryan.

KLete qualified as well and I am praying for him to make it into finals.
Larsen once again was the surprise of the race. Was actually 2nd fastest qualifier in his 200m free heat.. And he always said the short races aren't for him. Guess coach Salo saw that differently.

Amanda!!! Amanda qualified for semis, too. Wheeeee.
Natalie broke the WR in the prelims, after it was broken in the heat before hers (kind of reminds me of Barcelona and that 100m Fly race).

ETA: God I so miss seeing them live. Right now I actually wish I could be there and watch, even though I know it probably would break my heart to see some of them not make it.
the_milky_way: (aaron/ryan (melbourne))
See? I said I would be spamming.

I love Larsen in USC colors. I don't know but I love it.
Larsen from last night.


And dude, arms.


Aaron will be swimming today, so I guess I'll be watching at least the prelims.
Mike scratched the 100m Back, but Ryan will still be swimming it. So there is the chance for Aaron and Ryan to qualify 1-2 (not matter which way).

This picspam is for [livejournal.com profile] blue_ant because it's Erik and I promised to post some Erik pictures.
There you go. )

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The Team in Berlin. It still feels cool to see that even though I am not there this time.
I know how it is to be there and be in the middle of the party so seeing it on the TV screen is kinda nice as well.
It is cool that they are breaking tradition for the fans, with coming to Berlin instead of Frankfurt.

I like the shirts.

Ha.. Poldi und Pocher..

And I still have a slight crush on Thomas Helmer. Hehe.. It's been years but still...

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University wise this day was a failure. Well not completely but still. Got books back to the library and got a new one.
The admin office, or rather the desk being responsible for my kind of degree, was not manned today, which we only saw when we were standing in front of the door.
D'uh. Okay, next try Wednesday. Because really this is the last step I need to do to be able to do the exams.

Okay then... back to Oscar Wilde.
the_milky_way: (the moment is mine (glory of Aaron))
Aaron and Mike kind of fought an epic battle.. again. Aaron's 1:55.81 to Mike's 1:55.84.
The Santa Clara Grand Prix seems to turn into a nice tune-up for trials. And I love that Aaron still loves to swim Mike. Might be because he still wins.
Klete though lost his 400 free AR to Peter. I am not sure how I feel about that. It's Klete and it was his only record left. Peter having it is okay I think but I want Klete to have it back.

Mike and Aaron make up  )
Aaron in the new Nike suit )

[livejournal.com profile] blue_ant: Ryan was supposed top be in Santa Clara but he had to drop put last minute because of an high ankle sprain. :(
the_milky_way: (priestly (thinking))
... to be random. My head is kinda empty right now. Too much reading. And I don't even remember what I read.
That's what notes are for right?

Got another late Christmas present yesterday. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] anjaliss! *hugs*
COOKIES!!!!

Aaron is set to swim this weekend. In Dallas.
And I could watch it if it wasn't for me being all caught up in books and notes and stupid thesis things. Bah..
*sighs*

Oh and the SPN 3.09 promo looks good.
And considering that I am slightly freaking out over the time going too fast these days, the 31st shouldn't be that far anymore.
the_milky_way: (F1 (k/h))
At least this option is out for Nando now. Massa will stay until 2010, that is if you can believe the headlines.
Why watch TV and soaps when you have it all in F1 (or any other sport for the matter)?.

Speaking of sports, the Golden Goggles Nominees are out. And I have to admit that I did not vote for either Mike nor Aaron (well okay, I did vote for Aaron in one category).
I am actually supporting RyRy and Kate Ziegler, but yeah Mike is leading so far and it's fan-vote based this year. *headdesk*
Anyway, I am just really, really amused by Mark Warkentin being in the poll as well. Dude, Mark! That is so weird.
And Klete is nominated with the relay. The USC/Trojans guys are ganging up this year.

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[livejournal.com profile] simplydelovely: *hugs* I got your cards! Thank you!!!
the_milky_way: (crocker(hiding somehow) (otherpictures))
Wow, I'll actually be able to watch Aaron swim today and tomorrow. They are nice enough to show taped stuff on TV this weekend, which is kinda awesome. Would have been nice if they had done that the last couple of days as well. Oh I take what I can though.
God, it says a lot when I start squealing about Mark Foster being back in the pool and winning like he was never gone.
I feel old now. But hey Mark is back.

Am dead tired because I actually stayed awake for Nationals and woke up way too early due to some idiot playing techno in the backyard.
But this way I actually watched the F1 Hungary GP qualifying sessions. This sport gets back to soap opera scenes more and more again these days.
And I think I am starting to resent Nicki Lauda and his comments (not as much as I resent Rowdy Gaines but close).

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