conchy_monkey: (outward bound)
( Aug. 3rd, 2009 02:28 am)
Not much to say except that it's finally hit me that Soma is moving to Wisconsin Sept 1, which totally calls for dolphins and penguins.

I mean I'm excited for her because she's going on this, like, adventure and gets to actually be with her boyfriend on a daily basis, but still... *goes back to dolphin land*
And, while Death isn't exactly leaping out of every door way, my mood is not being improved by the utter lack of a clear sunny day. It's like being in a Bizarro!Tacoma where it's still gloomy but also hot as fuck. My poor Monstrosity has languished in his lair these past couple weeks as even I'm not stupid enough to be on the open water when a Florida storm is sliding in. Hell, we've already had our first lightning death of the season and I'd rather not add to it.

So yeah. Other than that things are luverly, except I'm at work and have to go slink back into the Cavern of Noise.

conchy_monkey: (a perfect day)
( Jun. 30th, 2009 10:28 pm)
I am still alive, despite the termites best efforts, and am currently getting reaquainted with this jungle on the surface of the sun I call home. Hmm, let's see... have nearly gotten stung by a couple of stingrays, have gotten bit by a wee slash dragon (we'll see how that works out), and have fallen totally in love with The National Archives Podcast series. (Thank God for some access.)

My favorite speaker of the lot has to be Audrey Collins who admits that she knows far more about civil registration than any sane person should. Though as this leads to talks entitled "Sex, Lies and Civil Registration" I say who cares about sanity?!

Anyhow, much <3s to all y'all.
conchy_monkey: (outward bound)
( May. 29th, 2009 09:09 pm)
I've decided that the fact my computer is borked again is a sign that I might need to take a break from the net. There's the money factor (and a bazillion other factors), but it's more that the past couple of weeks I've been steadily cursing myself more and more as I continued to get further and further lost in general, pointless internet spirals that prevent me from going to bed until 7 in the morning. In short: I apparently have no control when it comes to intel. I am an intelaholic.

I do have access at work and at my parents' on the weekends, so I'm not disappearing. I'm just making it so my time online actually, um, count for something? Mostly I just want to stop sabotaging my attemps to make positive changes, because I keep getting caught in google spirals not matter how hard I try.

At least I'm not trying to quit heroin?


Laters yo.
conchy_monkey: (freedom)
( May. 24th, 2009 01:36 am)
Hi, I'm somewhat drunk and surfing astrology websites. This can't end well.

Feel free to come distract* save me.

*holy shit that took waaaaaaaaaay too long to get right.
conchy_monkey: (Default)
( May. 19th, 2009 05:45 am)
Stupid Merlin fic, forcing me to stay up till all hours! And me with a migraine! Bloody little fuckers, good thing they're cute or I'd leave them for the Slash Dragon to dine upon. Or well, maybe not dine exactly, but I do try not to think too terribly deeply on just what Slash Dragons get up to when they're present with annoying boys. Or, um, oh fucking hell!

*sigh* This means I need a Slash Dragon icon doesn't it?
conchy_monkey: (speargun mermaid)
( May. 18th, 2009 03:39 pm)
Party went well, though even with the activated charcoal I did get a little more drunk than I wanted. Whateves, I had a lot of fun and managed to stay relatively classy and dressed. Still, there was this odd feeling of embarrassment hanging around my brain Sunday, and I'm really not certain why. Perhaps, it felt too much like a college party, or it was because I became more drunk than I wanted to... I don't know, but it was there and was more than a little annoying.

In other news, the rainy season has roared in like a Harley and on most of my hands I'm all THANK YOU STORM GODS! (because seriously we need it bad) but unfortunately, it also happened to coincide with my going off Teh Pill. Change in hormones + change in barometric pressure = near constant migraine. Fuck. I'd crawl back into bed, but I have to god to work. Meh.

conchy_monkey: (outward bound)
( May. 16th, 2009 06:37 pm)
Ok, no cleavage shirt, because well, it was lower cut than I thought it was, and wasn't so much provocative yet girly as it was beach-side hooker. And while there is nothing wrong with beach-side hooker, these are the people I work with. Not to mention that the last time I got drunk with people I work with, there was perhaps quite a bit of bawdiness on my part where "bawdiness" equals telling a guy I seriously, seriously want to *ahem* play with him, followed by me kissing him.

Yeah, the next day I was spent with my palm firmly planted on my face, because while I totally told the truth, I already know that it would be a pointless fling* and I have had enough "oh my god why the fuck did I do that" pointless flings to last a life time. There's no regret on my part, but I'm just over the, um, hangovers, if you will.

Which is where the activated charcoal comes in. I discovered that my favorite post party hangover minimizer--a couple activated charcoal pills and an emergen-c drink--becomes a hangover preventer when taken before the party starts. It also becomes a drunkeness preventer but that's ok what with these being production people I'm about to party with, and myself not having the greatest self control. Seriously though, these people will, in fact, party this hard:
From Blogger Pictures


I'd ask for y'all to prey that I DON'T end up nekkid on youtube, but unfortunately, I actually know you lot so just keep your minds away from "me", "nekkid" and "youtube" altogether, 'kay? *smoochies*
conchy_monkey: (freedom)
( May. 15th, 2009 04:25 pm)
It's going to be One of Those Daystm, isn't it? But at least it's Friday, and I have a party to look forward to tomorrow which includes a pool and booze and my co-workers making absolute fools of themselves in short films. I plan on wearing an exceedingly low-cut top with a push-up bra because geeks confronted with awesome cleavage is eternally amusing. Not to mention, it has the added bonus of being the complete opposite of what I wear to work. Gotta keep them on their toes, right?

Oh and the great Operation Slacker, wherein I make my life as easy as possible, is apparently finally showing some results at work. Now, this aspect of the Operation was handled by my subconscious, but still, I'll take it if it means I go back to being mostly Audio Goddess and never, ever, ever have to deal with the evil that is graphics ever again. Because seriously, graphics makes me so very, very pissy and want to kill people in very painful ways.

Anyhow, yikes, the minutes have rolled by and I have to take myself to work.

See y'all on the flip-side.
conchy_monkey: (endless summer)
( May. 11th, 2009 03:47 pm)
So I celebrated the return to having my own net access by reading two loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong fics. It wasn't on purpose, as I'd intended to just gorge on porn, but well, they sounded so interesting and I was clueless to their actual lengths. Also, once started, I just could not stop till I reached the end.

The first one was a Merlin modern AU with Merlin/Arthur some light Gwen/Lancelot, and an actual plot. We're a Storm in Someone Else's Teapot by [profile] paperclipbitch

The second was a pre-series John/Rodney, wherein Rodney goes to order a sexbot, but gets a Johnbot instead. It's, just, there's... Dude just go read it, because it starts out a little goofy and then starts making a ton of sense. Then it breaks your heart. Then it heals it. The there are the sequals (prequals?), which I have yet to read, but where you get to see baaaaaby Johnbot and baaaaaby Cambot in their little quadruped state learning how to be robots. Male Enhancement (The Soul and the Company Store Remix) by Leah of [profile] leahwoof.

I will have to say that I'm a bit amused that John is more in-touch with his feeling as a robot than he ever seems to be as a human. *g*

And now I go back to work after a lovely 9 day vacay. Please pray for me. ;D
conchy_monkey: (freedom)
( May. 10th, 2009 12:12 am)
My computer is possibly working again, so I celebrate with MEMEAGE!!!

Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. )
conchy_monkey: (Default)
( Apr. 30th, 2009 08:20 pm)
Stupid computer is being stupid, so my access is kind of sporatic for right now. Hopefully, it won't last too long, but for now I'm paddling, cleaning the hut and listening to a lot of radio. Oh, and sleeeeeeeeeeeping like a mo' fo'.

We're about to find out if there is a thing as too much relaxation. :-D

Try not to debauch the interwebs too much when I'm not here to join in.
Wow, I feel officially, um, official now. I went to my local surf shop (LSS) to get a traction pad put on The Monstrosity, and the dude there totally remembered me despite my only being in one time before (and that was a couple months ago).


Also, so far I really like the surf community here. Maybe it's because we don't have as many people surfing or it's just good old Southern Hospitality, but there doesn't seem to be quite the same, er, grrrrness that I've heard of out in the Hawaiian and Californian crowd. Then again, now that I'm thinking about it, it's more likely that really the only people that surf this area area locals, so there is less territoriality. Oh, and everyone seems really interested and fascinated by my standup paddleboard (SUP), which again is opposite of what I've been hearing from Hawaii and California.

Have I mentioned lately that Florida kinda sorta rocks?

Dude, I so need a cute paddleboard icon, like, STAT! :D
I figure since there will be quite a bit nattering on about SUPing and paddleboarding in this journal, I should introduce y'all to my darling Monstrosity. )

For the record, that is indeed a six foot fence. ;D
conchy_monkey: (Default)
( Apr. 22nd, 2009 04:53 pm)
It's hard to decide whether to be amused or appalled that my latest plot-shark keeps chanting ...he tasted of strawberries and cum... as he circles my skull.

I blame [personal profile] girlpearl for this. And Boone's Farm. And perhaps Dork Master Misha for being, well, the Dork Master.
Via [personal profile] damned_colonial

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

She asked about:
1.sugar stealing monkey people
Back on LJ, Twisting Flame shared that in the town in Central America her brother (iirc) was working there was a belief that if you broke certain taboos regarding when you can and can't have sex, then the monkey people would come out of the jungle and steal your sugar. Then, as these things do, several of us decided it would be an awesome interest. What can I say, I love unique cultural lore.

2. blobsquatches
To quote Lorn Coleman, cryptozoologist extrodinaire:
"Blobsquatch" is specifically the object in a photograph of a supposed Bigfoot or Sasquatch that has a lack of definition and detail, an illusion created by a play of light within an often unfamiliar natural environment. It is literally a "blob" (an indistinct shapeless form) that may or may not, but probably is not, a Sasquatch.

Not only do I love the concept, but I also have way, way, way too much fun saying the word. It's also there because, at the end of the day, I generally have more fun with the lore and people involved, than I do with anything resembling The Truth.

3. free diving
Free diving, also called apnea diving, is the art of diving on a single breath. Growing up a water girl in Florida it was something you did without thinking too hard on. And well, what girl doesn't want to be a mermaid? It wasn't until I started scuba diving that I became really aware of the sport proper. There is nothing like it really. Swimming down at depth and looking up, moving freely through the water. I've never felt as calm and peaceful as I have after a morning spent freediving, and I'm not even really any good at it. A couple of my favorite links: William Trubridge at Dahab's Blue Hole, Awesome monofin technique, Scooter Ballet. If I ever become a quarter as comfortable in the water as these people are, I will be a happy child.

4. tales from the tinny
This is an Australian Broadcasting Local radio program out of Darwin that I am completely hooked on. And considering that it's about fishing I suppose that the pun was in fact intentional. Not only have I learned that one should use trawling to catch barra during the dry season, but also that the fish-bin never lies, the tide is reversed on the Daly, never challenge a Gove kid to a fish off, and to never under estimate the horrors of bream. Oh also, Warren DeWitt knows all and Morgan has a really damn lovely voice. It's hilarious and crazy and far more entertaining than i ever expected a fishing show to be.

5. tibetan zeppelin pirates
Basically, C. and I were talking about levitating Buddhist monks (as you do) and somehow it morphed into dirigibles filled with monks instead of gas, reigning enlightenment across the land. It makes me smile every time I think of it.

Bugger, it's late, and I'm tired. I'll get to the last two tomorrow.

6. traditional navigation
7. mangrove swamps
conchy_monkey: (Default)
( Apr. 17th, 2009 02:36 am)
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