aworldinside: (Carter Richards)
Had an awesome fangirl weekend at Get Together. Great to see Team Auckland and fangirls from Australia and other parts of NZ. I have now watched some clips of Teen Wolf but I can't see myself being assimilated quite yet, although Stiles is kinda adorable. I was quite interested in the pimp of the gay storyline on Smash but uh maybe not enough to watch the rest of the show which pretty much everyone tells me is bad bad bad. Other highlights were seeing some awesome vids that I'd missed and the fandom pub quiz which was a great success. I can also see me reading Tony/Steve fic again. <33

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] arysteia and [personal profile] china_shop for organising. <33

While it was an awesome weekend, following a final brunch today I needed to veg so decided to catch up on a lot of TV.

Last Resort 1x01 and 1x02 )

Downton Abbey 3x03 and 3x04 )

I'm also all up to date with The Good Wife after watching 4x02 this afternoon.

Thoughts )

I also really enjoyed the most recent Parks and Rec episode.

*phew* Lots of TV. Still have Fringe and Homeland to go.

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In other news: I have a new job! I got offered the job I wanted and it's permanent. \o/ I start in a week's time and my contract arrived today. Excited! I can actually plan things and when things are a bit more settled a new MacBook is totally in my sights.
aworldinside: (Steve adores)
Hawaii Five-0 2x10 )

I got my Yuletide assignment and it's awesome. <3 I also, uh may have grabbed a pinch-hit already. In all the spare time I will be having. La la la it will be fiiiine.

Yuletide author: my letter will be in the next post. Sorry for the delay. <3

New job is ... not much like my old job. More responsibility, more expected of me and a lot to learn in a short space of time. I knew I was being thrown in the deep end, and oh I am. I'm enjoying it though. My manager is great and I get to work with some cool people who I've worked with before. In some ways the organisation hasn't changed much but in some ways it has changed massively.
aworldinside: (Alex tattoos)
1. Fringe: Wallflower )

I also saw the promo for what should have been the fall finale, and just, fuck you, Fox. Fuck. You. Now it's January. January.

2. Yuletide sign-up complete. \o/ I was struggling a little for a 4th request but I found one and now I'm pretty excited. The list of fandoms that ended up in my bucket offer was hilarious. To say it was diverse is understating it. My letter will be forth-coming.

3. There exists in the world a photo of Alex O'Loughlin with his tattoos and his scruff and his everything playing an electric guitar. Not helping, Alex. A WORLD of not helping. Ngh. *brain offline*

Included below because of ... reasons )

I need to find August Rush immediately.

4. My laptop scared the hell out of me about 2 hours ago. It beeped and then shut down and then ... nothing. Nothing at all. Cue rending of garments. I finally tried plugging it in without its battery and yes, we have laptop. So it's a battery thing. I'm pretty relieved - although with all things Apple it's not going to be the cheapest thing to replace.

5. I start my new job tomorrow (it's a contract through to the end of March). I was reading up on some things and ahahaha I'm going to be busy and at work far earlier than I am normally. All the coffee. All the coffee. I don't like early morning meetings ... that's going to have to change.

6. Also I just need to say this:

Dear New Zealand,

I hope that the poll showing NZ First closing in on 5% was a grievous statistical error and in no way reflects your current voting intentions.

Did we not learn from last time?! We do not need Winston Peters back in Parliament. *shudders*

Yours in bafflement,

[personal profile] aworldinside

Edit: As [personal profile] china_shop rightly points out in the comments, it would potentially stop National getting an outright majority which is indeed not a bad thing. I just really dislike the idea of Winston in a position with such power all over again, but I guess, democracy can be messy and a proportional voting system is still better than anything else.
aworldinside: (Alex tattoos)
So now there's a new H50 sneak-peek (embedded under the cut) and Tumblr isn't respecting Read More cuts, so OMG - spoiler thoughts )

And have a few of pictures of Alex looking awesome at the sunset premiere. Seriously dude, a black suit and shirt? Are you trying to kill me? )

Other than that, I have a job! A temporary job! But it's something and it pays okay. However now I have started flat-hunting and fuck, I did not miss that at all. More rejection. Yay. I did however just answer an ad which mentioned zombie apocalypses, coffee, tofu burgers and Jurassic Park ... amazing.
aworldinside: (Eric)
Good news: Strikes are off. I have a holiday!
Bad news: I don’t have a job past Monday!

Yes, really. Funding issues mean that my last day will be Monday. This Monday just gone I was told I probably had a month, which wasn't great, but I had time to prepare and then yesterday, "oh sorry, not so much. This Monday. Sorry about that." My bosses did try to change it, but it didn’t work. I mean, I’m a temp and I get it’s precarious, they are within their rights to terminate my contract that quickly but still, it sucks hard. So fucking hard.

My boss gave me a very nice card and chocolates today (really good champagne truffles even) to say sorry. He’s awesome. I'll miss him.

My recruiter. Less awesome. Not returning my call. I have other options to try but still, you'd think she'd be in touch.

Anyway, happier things.

I caught up on True Blood's latest two eps, and they weren't as bad as I thought )

Mad Men is still pending. Should do something about that.

I wasn't going to mention Josh. Really. And then this happened:

I was innocently looking at this Cinematical post (okay, perhaps not that innocently as it’s about the title sequence in a movie I very well knew he was in, but anyway), and the YouTube clip that went with it wasn’t just the title sequence (which is pretty awesome btw) but the first ten minutes of the movie. About two minutes in … hi Josh with an electric guitar!

Clip below, guitar starts around 2.12 )

Seriously, when I wrote the list of things he could do/have done to make my crush worse, * I wasn’t seriously considering that he would actually, you know, have done them. You have to hit a ceiling with the awesome eventually, Mr Jackson, and I'm still waiting for it.

I sadly probably have Kristen Stewart fans to thank for this as she’s in the movie too and that’s probably the reason someone loaded in onto YouTube in the fist place.

* I'm cautiously adding to the list the coin trick Peter does in Fringe (t's really quite hot in an odd way), but at this point I wouldn't be surprised if Josh did actually do it. Bastard is clearly that awesome.

Random:

- (via [livejournal.com profile] aurora_84) Awesome Fringe vid by [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl. It's gen and full of Olivia kick ass awesomeness, amazing editing and I think would serve as a great pimp vid into the fandom. So, go watch it. ;)

- You've probably seen it by now, but [livejournal.com profile] hackthis's post: How to Dress Your Man/Character: An Informal Tutorial Heavy on the PicSpam for Inception fandom is so cool. Lots of information on men's suits and totally reminded me that I really need to do that waistcoat picspam I keep meaning to do.

- The True Blood Rolling Stone cover I've seen linked everywhere with the naked and the blood does nothing for me. Nothing at all.

Anyway, should sleep or something. Had a pleasant evening just hanging with my flatmate and sort of watching Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Little planned for the weekend and I couldn't be more fine with that.
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I finished Temp Job #2 yesterday. I was a little sad to go, but it was the right call in the end. New job (Temp Job #3) is a little more my area, and means I can save more to travel, which I desperately want to do. I got given a card and some wine, which was really nice and then had really-rather-drunken leaving drinks. Things were slowly coming back to me today and I was mentally cringing. Fun times.

So, I had a very low key day today. Caught up on a lot of TV and watched Up, which is an amazing movie. I loved it so hard. Pixar, how are you so awesome? Brief spoilery thoughts )

I then finished up the day with a friend coming over and pizza, Coke and Lego Star Wars on the Wii. I am not a huge computer game person and I'm not really that great at them but that game is just genius. You can put fake noses, mustaches and glasses on all the characters ... including the X-Wings! That did just not get old. I kept breaking out in giggling fits.
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I started my new job today. Meep. It actually wasn't too bad, just building tours and id and swipe card procurement and a little bit of 'actual' work. The people seem nice and overall, I really liked it, and I can wear jeans! (If they're tidy, which may be a classification that not entirely fits the best pair I own).

The present I'm buying myself out of my first pay? Veronica Mars Season 1. I've been not very patient waiting for it to come out on Region 4 and just, eh. I give up. Amazon here I come. <3

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Grey's Anatomy 2.12 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer )

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Three random thoughts:

- Pods are quite possibly the most addictive thing ever.

- I really dislike the term 'flip-flop.' After all the shit that went down with John Kerry in the last US election, I think it was totally overused and when I saw it mentioned in an article about David Cameron before, I cringed. It may also be the fault of Outfoxed, as I remember they did a whole montage with it and I probably closely associate it with FOX News as a result, which is never a good thing.

- As soon as I get my computer issues sorted, I need to upload some Thea Gilmore. I need to share the love.

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