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: (bed)
... the pain behind my eyes. I am so tired that I feel sick.
I am just glad I didn't shatter any of the planting pots I had gto sort through at work today.

I wanted to take a nap when I got home but couldn't because I had to wait for a delivery.
New modem is here now, let's hope it will hold longer than two weeks like the last one. I don't need to see smoking things again.
Talking about internet and computers, I am also staring at the iMac one of the discounters is now offering in their online shop. So tempted, it looks all pretty there.

I think I am going to read a little and then go to bed. So not up to going through my flist or anything.

The only thing I have been doing besides work and editing is watching swimming. The thing is that I still don't really can't watch Aaron without getting excited but I feel all sorts of detached from it as well.
I cheered fro RyRy and Eric though, hehe taking down Phelps' WRs must be fun.
the_milky_way: (Default)
... the pain behind my eyes. I am so tired that I feel sick.
I am just glad I didn't shatter any of the planting pots I had gto sort through at work today.

I wanted to take a nap when I got home but couldn't because I had to wait for a delivery.
New modem is here now, let's hope it will hold longer than two weeks like the last one. I don't need to see smoking things again.
Talking about internet and computers, I am also staring at the iMac one of the discounters is now offering in their online shop. So tempted, it looks all pretty there.

I think I am going to read a little and then go to bed. So not up to going through my flist or anything.

The only thing I have been doing besides work and editing is watching swimming. The thing is that I still don't really can't watch Aaron without getting excited but I feel all sorts of detached from it as well.
I cheered fro RyRy and Eric though, hehe taking down Phelps' WRs must be fun.
the_milky_way: (nathan 2)
.. just not really online due to several reasons.
My new modem smoked and I am using my old one since Thursday and it doesn't really connect. It's so very slow and annoying, or it doesn't connect at all.
So I haven't been online much, online to send off some mails but nothing more.
Have been too busy with the thesis and the crap that is my Words program during the week anyway.
I am sorry that I have been absent but it's not really my fault.

I wish I could get out of here for a while but I don't really have the time to think about anything but my thesis and how I am supposed to be done with it but can't because I suck.
I feel sort of cut off from everything which shows how dependent I on my internet. No idea when I'll be back again, might take a while since my provider is sort of unable to get a new modem until Wednesday and I am still busy trying to fix the mess that is my thesis, so don't expect much from me. You can of course poke me or send mails or whatever.

First day of the swimming World Champs sort of made up a little for the mess that is my life right now.
Still have a huge crush on Nathan and seeing Ous being awesome and chatty with Paul and Vanderkaay helped to lift my mood as well.

And even though Kimi was driving sort of good this race I am not really in the mood to cheer for anything F1 related.
I think our commentators squashed the last bit of enjoyment that I had these days. Still love Kimi though, especially with the hair right now.

Have to work early tomorrow, but then have to go into the city afterwards. Oh this will be fun... not.
At least not when it should get as hot as they say it will and when it will take ages to get home again. Fucking non-working public transport.
the_milky_way: (Default)
.. just not really online due to several reasons.
My new modem smoked and I am using my old one since Thursday and it doesn't really connect. It's so very slow and annoying, or it doesn't connect at all.
So I haven't been online much, online to send off some mails but nothing more.
Have been too busy with the thesis and the crap that is my Words program during the week anyway.
I am sorry that I have been absent but it's not really my fault.

I wish I could get out of here for a while but I don't really have the time to think about anything but my thesis and how I am supposed to be done with it but can't because I suck.
I feel sort of cut off from everything which shows how dependent I on my internet. No idea when I'll be back again, might take a while since my provider is sort of unable to get a new modem until Wednesday and I am still busy trying to fix the mess that is my thesis, so don't expect much from me. You can of course poke me or send mails or whatever.

First day of the swimming World Champs sort of made up a little for the mess that is my life right now.
Still have a huge crush on Nathan and seeing Ous being awesome and chatty with Paul and Vanderkaay helped to lift my mood as well.

And even though Kimi was driving sort of good this race I am not really in the mood to cheer for anything F1 related.
I think out commentators squashed the last bit of enjoyment that I had these days. Still love Kimi though, especially with the hair right now.

Have to work early tomorrow, but then have to go into the city afterwards. Oh this will be fun... not.
At least not when it should get as hot as they say it will and when it will take ages to get home again. Fucking non-working public transport.
the_milky_way: (jared (sleep))
Mum is coming back earlier than planned. So my quite time is over tomorrow evening.
And I was hoping for a few more days.I am surprised how much I actually got done thesis wise. I am started to get into the topic. I just don't have a clear structure yet, which makes me a little nervous.

Big Bang is starting to work out as well, which is a surprise since I didn't really have an idea until a few days ago. There might be a poll on the way.

Also, I am watching NCIS. I totally forgot how slashy that show is. I usually don't watch it anymore.
But Tony meeting Gibb's father is just hillarious. So is Gibbs just handing the car keys over.

I was about to complain about the lack of fic I would be interested in but just now new things popped up, which kind of messes up my plan to go back to working on the thesis.
Staying away from fandom for most part of the day is relaxing. I should do it more often.

Nothing much to tell otherwise.
Nothing new. Still sending out applications and hoping.

***
*waves at new friends and hands over cookies*
Hi :)
Last but not least:


***
ETA: I dislike paring names with a vengeance. Really and truly. Not only for the pairings that I like but for every single one of them.
Dastiel? Seriosuly? Oh come on.

ETA 2: Swimming World Cup Dates...
* Durban (RSA)  17-18 Oct
* Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 23-25 Oct
* Moscow (RUS)  06-07 Nov
* Stockholm (SWE)  10-11 Nov
* Berlin (GER)  14-15 Nov
* Singapore (SIN)  21-22 Nov


Not so cool.
the_milky_way: (the moment is mine (glory of Aaron))
*glows with glee*

Yesterday in Eindhoven:
Pieter van den Hoogenband then had a farewell party, which featured a laser show and Ian Thorpe showing up as a special guest.


They are still slashy even if they are retired.
Not to mention that Randall almost cracked Aaron's WR at the very same Eindhoven meet.

In other news: I am freezing.
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

***
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.

***
*waves at new friends*
Hi there.

Oh Jeez

11/8/08 05:43
the_milky_way: (wr (good times))
Yes, I am awake. shut up.

Holy Hell okay, I htink it was worth getting up for.
Kosuke with WR and gold. I feel sorry for Brendan though, that was not what I wanted for him.

Aaron being slow and maybe limping? That has me worried.
Aaron please don't do it like Bren did.

But the relay, the relay had me in shock.
I didn't expect Jason to catch Bernard on the last 5 metres. Jason was so far behind that I'd never thought he could manage that.
But he did.
Holy Cow. That was one of the best relays I have ever seen.
And yes I screamed at the screen.

Back to bed!

ETA: I am kinda baffled by my visitors' numbers. On the site that is. Oh boy...
the_milky_way: (Larsen)
Haven't been online much due to the pre-wedding party yesterday and the wedding today.
Wedding was great. Nice atmosphere and a really gorgeous bride.

Am off to the party later.

***
LARSEN!
Those are just the prelims and the guys swims an AR.
I just hope he'll be able to swim fasdt in the morning as well.

Olympics, Swimming: Larsen Jensen Sets American Record to Lead 400 Free Prelims
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.

***
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. )

***
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...

***
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: (Larsen)
Since I am still awake and not in bed as I am supposed to I can do the squeeage now... Because OMG LARSEN!!!!
AR in the 400m free beating out Peter, Erik and Klete. A 400m FREE RACE that LARSEN won with an AR!!!!!! What the hell happened there?
He is going to Beijing with a 400m free spot... uhm, and I was worrying about the 1500m. *snorts*

Sad thing about that.. Klete and Erik.
Klete went out way too fast and dropped back in the last half of the race. Oh Klete, so it has to be the 200m spot now?
Oh poor tiger.
Erik though still has the 1500m and I think one of the IMs to go.
I hope he makes the team. I hope they both will. I want my Trojan boys on the team and I want Erik and Larsen to be together again.

Oh and Ryan made the team... and how he made it. Under the WR in the 400m IMs... the thing is Mike was under WR as well and was actually a tad bit faster.
So Mike won (how else could it go?) with Ryan taking second.

OH God I need pics.. I need videos. I want to see Larsen.
Sheeeeeep!!!
*bounce*
the_milky_way: (alec (wild night)
... or better in, since we stayed in and watched the GNTM finale last night. We, as in Claudia, Josi, Josi's sister and me; bitched our way thnrough the show. And really this is the only to watch a show like that.
It was really predictable and well kind of boring.
Afterwards we got somehow stuck in front of the computer looking at F1 pics and icons and well talking... It's always weird to go to bed to birds singing and the sun rising (which happens freaking early these days).

I wanted to do so much today but right now I am dizzy as hell and about to fall asleep in front of my computer. At least it isn't that hot anymore. I wanted to start going through my books but got stuck on my flist. Haven't commented or checked all of it, so I have missed anything important yell at me.
After a year of not having a working bike I finally managed to get one of the two bikes we own ready for the summer. I took it out last night to get to Josi's place and right now I am trying to decide if it was a good idea or not. My legs feel like jelly and my back hurts even more than it did before. But I feel kind of refreshed after the hike back home and a nice shower (refreshed as in my body feels like but my head is still dizzy... a lot).

Can't decide what to do now, sleep or start to study (even though I doubt I get much done today) or write (same goes here as for the studying).
I want to know how The Cape would have gone on if they had gotten another season. But 12 years after it's rather pointless to even muse about it.
More creative freedom for me I guess.

I have to get things done this weekend but Klete as well as Aaron have decided to swim, and that at different meets. *sighs* More work for me but I actually don't mind all that much, gives me a reason to take a break from studying (well besides the F1 race ion Sunday, which I am not even sure I am going to watch. I have feeling I am jinxing things these days. Meh.. ).

Oh and my cat seems to have forgiven me for leaving her alone the whole night, she is all cuddling up to me right now.

ETA: I feel like I am forgetting something. I don't even know what it might be... it could be an important date or something.. I am not sure.
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: (nathan (thinking zone))
Nathan!! Final. Wheee.
Duje, too.

Peter. I forgot how cute Peter can be. And he is a Trojan now. No more Stanford.
Coach Salo knows how to train backstrokers. *snorts*

ETA: Mark Foster in a Butterfly final. Awesome!
I used to pin over Adam Pine. Old times long gone, he is still cute though.

ETA 2:
RYAN! WR!! In a semi-final.
Maybe he should do that every time, take his teammates' caps when he swims. Last night it was Lundquvist's, today it was Gangloff's, what will be it tomorrow?

Some caps from yesterday, mainly because I tried to tape Ryan's races for [livejournal.com profile] blue_ant (am still trying to find a way to get the vids to you, I'll have time to figure it out after this weekend)
So some caps of Ryan, Mark, Duje and Gerhard in the Manchester Caps Gallery.

Big Bang post later.

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