snogged: ([Gilmore Girls] I Smell Snow)
I managed to make my goal of reading 55 books this year (total of 17,059 pages).

According to Goodreads,the longest book I read was Winter by Marissa Meyer and the shortest book read was The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer. My average rating was 3.4.

55 )
snogged: ([Gilmore Girls] I Smell Snow)
Title: Left Unattended
Author: snogged
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and many other corporations own the characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I don’t. Please don’t sue me.
Pairing/Characters: Buffy, Buffy/Spike (POV only), Buffy/Riley
Rating/Warnings: FRM/R; alcohol abuse, sexual content
Word Count: 1007
Summary: Set during Season 5, Buffy finds Spike’s flask at her home and a few drinks leads her thoughts in the Spike direction.

Beta: [livejournal.com profile] angelskuuipo. All other mistakes are mine.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] comlodge who requested a Spike/Buffy ficlet where Buffy gets drunk and thinks about Spike. This is a pairing I rarely write so I hope I did it justice.

Left Unattended )
snogged: ([MISC]Cozy Night In)
e89b7c95-rip-carrie-fisher-may-the-force-be-with-you

I was devastated to learn that Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60. As a young girl, Princess Leia was my heroine and as an adult, I appreciate the advocacy Carrie did for the mental health community.

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” ~Carrie Fisher

"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those who transform into the Force." -Yoda.

You will be deeply missed.

Rest in Peace.
snogged: ([Gilmore Girls] I Smell Snow)
We had our immediate family Christmas last night. My sister cooked a fantastic feast of prime rib, mashed potatoes, cheesy biscuits, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, and corn. We exchanged gifts. My haul included a state park sticker for 2017, a Starbucks gift card, a Bucky Badger hat, The Steampunk Bible, the children's book Penguin Problems, and a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull painted by 7-year old niece. My sister, Katie, scored serious geek cred and got my husband and I a set of Star Wars t-shirts. Mine has Princess Leia in silhouette and says "I love you." Nick's has Han's silhouette and says "I know." We're going to wear them when we go see Rogue One on Monday.

The next few days will be full of holiday cheer so I'm not sure how often I'll be online. Peace and love to you all!

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snogged: ([Gilmore Girls] I Smell Snow)
I kicked off my holiday weekend with a [livejournal.com profile] dragonydreams visit. She's in the state to see her family so we met at our half-way point. We saw the movie Sing. It was really cute. (No tags at the end though.) We had a lovely lunch at Culver's (She had a burger. I had chicken tenders.) We exchanged gifts. I gave her a copy of "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer and she gave me an adorable Nesting Doll necklace and a cool little journal. We talked for an hour or so and then headed back to our homes. It was a little bit snowy on the way (big, fat flakes), but I made it back safely.

In a few minutes, we're off to my sister's house for prime rib and family gift opening.

Should be fun. :)
snogged: ([Gilmore Girls] I Smell Snow)
Just Finished
The ExceptionsThe Exceptions by David Cristofano

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Exceptions is told from the perspective of Jonathan Bovaro. He is the romantic, charming male lead that readers were introduced to in The Girl She Used To Be. He is also a mob boss's son. This book is split into four sections. The first section gives us more of a prologue to the first book. We get to see Jonathan as a younger man, get to track Melody through the years along side him. The next two sections are The Girl She Used To Be told from Jonathan's POV. We get to see into his psyche, get to see what he was up to in the scenes where he was missing. The fourth section wraps up both Jonathan and Melody's stories in a way that absolutely made me wibble. Wibbling, in this case, is a very good thing. I'm so very happy that I stumbled upon these books. Both are top favorites in 2016.



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Currently Reading

A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton - I actually took a short break from this book in order to read The Exceptions. I'm hoping to toss myself in. I'm also hoping some of the suspense/thrills pick up.
snogged: ([BtVS] Willow)
Would anyone be willing to make me a Lorelai Gilmore icon that says "I Smell Snow?"

I would love that so very much.
snogged: ([BtVS] Willow)
If anyone would like a holiday card from me, please leave your full address in a (screened) comment.

Or, you can email it to penglii.girl @ gmail.com with a subject line of Holiday Card.

I am happy to send cards internationally, so don't let that stop you from requesting one.

If I missed anyone's sign-ups, please leave me a link to it, because I love receiving cards almost as much as I love sending them.



Happy Holidays!!

P.S. If you feel inclined to go above and beyond, my Amazon wish list is here . Please feel free to include yours. There is no guarantee of something extra in return, but there could be. It's been known to happen. :)
snogged: ([FastFurious] BrianDomCars)
*I'm sick. I started feeling the cold symptoms on Friday after Thanksgiving - stuffed nose, horrible cough, body aches, and scratchy throat. I have thankfully managed to avoid a fever, but I feel miserable. Nick is sick too. :/

*I would really like it if there was some sort of chicken and dumpling soup delivery service. I'm staying home from work today, but I do not want to venture outside if I don't have to.

*I watched the Gilmore Girls Revival all-day Friday. There was lots of screaming, crying, and squeeing. I really enjoyed it. It felt like coming back to an old book. The characters were fantastic, especially Kirk. Logan has aged extremely well (rawr). I liked the storylines and the way they tried to deal with the difficulties of scheduling cast members. I was unsettled by the "last four words," but I've read some reviews that have helped me process.

*I saw Moana with my parents over the weekend. I loved it. Beautiful animation, great characters, excellent music.

*I'm starting therapy back up again tomorrow. I hope it goes well. I had to pick someone new because my other two therapists left the clinic.

*I need to post my holiday card request list. Hopefully that will happen later today.

Later, gators.
snogged: ([BtVS] Willow)

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I hope all who celebrated today had lovely days and for those who didn't, I hope you had a good Thursday.

I spent my Turkey Day with my husband's dad, sister, brother-in-law, and nieces. Meals were shared and laughs were had.

I am so thankful for all of you today and every day.
snogged: ([Doctor Who] Maxing Out Cool)
Highlights from the Weekend:

-Ladies' Bible Study.
-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-Superstore
-How To Get Away With Murder OMG!
-Seeing my daddy and my mom
-Seeing my niece Lauren and nephew Jaxon.
-Celebrating my friend Mindy's 40th birthday and hanging out with the fabulous 11.
-Trying a yummy drink - UV Cherry and Sprite.
-Mini bowling.
-Making it out of an Escape Chamber with 18 seconds to spare (the theme of the room was "The Heist.")
-Finding something at a Mexican restaurant that I now straight up love (Milanesa aka breaded steak filet.)
-Not feeling super hungover this morning
-Zumba
snogged: ([BtVS] Willow)
Title: Hamlet’s Decision
Author: snogged
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and many other corporations own the characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I don’t. Please don’t sue.
Pairing: Spike, Willow, friendship
Rating/Warnings: FRT/PG, alcohol
Word Count: 100
Summary: Willow needs a little courage.
Setting: BtVS, Season 5, during “The Gift.”
Beta: None. All mistakes are mine.

Written as a very belated [livejournal.com profile] nekid_spike mod challenge for [livejournal.com profile] xspike4evax who wanted a Spike/Willow drabble.

Hamlet's Decision )
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My 2013 Subaru Legacy.

Read more... )

Also...Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!
snogged: ([BtVS] Willow)
1. Are you named after someone? I don't believe so. Thought I always thought it was interesting that my sisters have a variation of "Ann" in their names as well, i.e. Mary Ann and Kathleen Anne. I think my parents just liked that name.
Rest Below )
snogged: ([Fall] Reading)
I apologize for my severe lack of posting this past month. I'm going to try to get better about that.

In the meantime, I was inspired to write poetry today. It's probably been about 6 or 7 years since I've taken a stab at free verse, but I'm excited that I managed to do a little writing.

Daughter of the '90's )
snogged: ([BtVS] Willow)
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] sueworld2003! Hope you have a super day!
snogged: ([TVD] Caroline Dancing)
In 2009, this movie came out that was a reboot of a popular and well-loved franchise. I'm sure you've heard of it: Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams. Up until this film's premiere, I had never watched any of the Star Trek series nor had I seen the other movies. Sure...I had some exposure to it. I knew of the characters - Kirk, Spock, Picard, Seven of Nine, Uhura; knew some of the famous lines; basically, knew enough to get by thru other shows I watched and friends I had.

My friends took me to see the movie in 2009. I followed it up with the films that premiered in 2013 and 2016.

Then, I met this kid in the play I was in this spring who goes by the name of Danny. His knowledge of the Star Trek universe superseded anything I had ever seen before. He is a walking encyclopedia. He also appeared quite bothered that my only exposure to the show had been through the rebooted films. He convinced me to watch the first episode of Enterprise and "The City at the Edge of Forever" from the Original Series.

Can you guess which one I loved more?

:P

Thanks to Netflix, Nick and I have been able to start the Original Series from the beginning and I am absolutely loving it. It's classic nostalgia and surprisingly progressive for it's time. Favorite characters: Yeoman Janice Rand and Spock.

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