07 January 2012 @ 07:51 pm
in which life is surprisingly busy and somewhat strange  
Today I worked a morning shift at the vets where there were a grand total of maybe 12 dogs and 3 of us, so I got up at 6AM to spend roughly an hour caring for animals and then another 3 spraying down cages, taking the doors off cages, scrubbing the doors, squeegeeing the water out of the cages and off the floors down the drain, and then putting the doors back on the cages because its after the holidays and we get to disinfect the entire. hospital.

(Oddly enough, my arms are not very sore. Which would be awesome, except I have to work tomorrow morning as well and I have a nasty feeling I'm going to wake up and my arms will go "ahahahaha DIE D<" which will be unfortunate)

I then got home, ate, and spent a good part of the evening helping my dad insulate our attic, continuing a project that had actually started last night. This consisted of me periodically shoving large blocks of white fiberglass stuff into a machine that chopped it up and blew it up a tube that went through my brother's room, my closet, and then into the attic, while listening to Energy Song and Fight Song on repeat and having a dance party in my garage (when not shoving blocks of fiberglass into a machine). Its the way to spend a friday night, people, I highly recommend it :D

Our attic is now filled with white fluffy fiberglass stuff that looks a lot like the fake snow they use for Nutcracker performances and will theoretically keep our house warmer and our heating bill lower. I can't quite tell if its working, because while my room is warmer, its also about 45 degrees outside despite being Western New York in the middle of January. We should have about a foot and a half of snow. We don't. But it looks really pretty and the project being done means that I again have my room to myself instead of sharing it with a ladder and tubing and several boxes of tools, and my father is not spending inordinate amounts of time half in my closet. :D So I call it a success.

Other points of interest!

~Discovered on new years that a "molten" cake, specifically molten chocolate cake, is actually just a cake that hasn't been baked all the way through. I had always been under the impression that you put extra chocolate or something in the middle that then melted but I made them with a friend on new years and apparently not.

Really yummy regardless.

~Finished GANTZ, finally! I watched the first movie sometime before Christmas and then got distracted and kept putting off watching part 2 until today. It was really, really good: fascinating premise, great acting, the suits were beautiful - a little more gory than I usually like, but not awful. My only complaint is that I found the ending really unsatisfying :/ I loved the whole thing up until the last like...20 minutes? Half hour? Idk it felt like they introduced and set up a whole lot of threads that were never resolved. I can only suspend my disbelief so far, I suppose.

~Still no word on my thesis draft >.> I should probably look it over again before I get back to school but it's breeeeeeak and I'm laaaaaaaazy ~.~ Maybe I'll do it on the train.

~Slowly working my way through D no Arashi :D very slowly, but going, and would be working my way through Shukudai but my home internet is depressingly slow :l

And....that's about it. :D how was the start of everyone else's weekend?
Current Location: home sweet home
Current Mood: lazy
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aeslis: ニノ松 ★ 信頼[personal profile] aeslis on January 8th, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
OMG Gantz, my feelings about it. I really liked the ending, personally. It made me cry and made me want to tear things apart, but it left such an impression on me. I... i want to talk about it but I perhaps don't want to write spoilers in case other people stumble over these comments. XD BUT UGH, MY HEART.

It was far too much gore for me, honestly, and not something I would have originally been interested in if it weren't for Nino. Afterwards I went and tried to read the manga but gave up in disgust. I'm actually glad the movie did something different.

The molten cake sounds AMAZING. I am jealous of your ability to eat it. D: And, you know, make it. And have it in your presence.
rosaioko: aiba sexy[personal profile] rosaioko on January 8th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I would love to hear your feelings on Gantz! But yes, spoilers, issue (I hardly ever care about being spoiled but I'm odd like that) - shall message you so we can discuss there :D

I'm not a fan of gore, and it did occasionally get to the point where I was like "ok now you're just showing off your budget, that was unnecessary :l" but overall it didn't bug me much.

It was super easy! just chocolate chips and butter and some flour and sugar and eggs :D recipe here. Unless, of course, you are allergic to chocolate or there is some other reason you are unable to eat molten chocolate cake in which case you have my greatest sympathies DDD:
and the coast comes like a raft of warm air: random - crown[personal profile] fulminata on January 8th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
GANTZ! I'm so glad you finished it. Maybe if you watched both back to back (no gap in between) the ending would feel a bit different for you. I told you the suits were amazing.

You forgot catching up on RP and watching Shin PoT. FYI. <3
rosaioko: starbucks tori[personal profile] rosaioko on January 8th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe? I'm not sure, my main issue with continuity was in the first movie too, so...idk. Still enjoyed them.

That's because they are on my to do list >.< auuuugh I'm so behind. And tori needs to come up with stuff to say instead of just puttering around in the back of my head. Also I remain leery of Shin >.> and leery of starting a series right before I go back to school XD
and the coast comes like a raft of warm air[personal profile] fulminata on January 8th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
I dunno. Thinks made more sense for me watching back to back.

rosaioko: aiba oi[personal profile] rosaioko on January 8th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
and the coast comes like a raft of warm air: flower - windowsill[personal profile] fulminata on January 8th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
There's a point to the madness. I promise.
rosaioko[personal profile] rosaioko on January 8th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
>.> maybe.