oceana: (Default)
( Jul. 3rd, 2009 08:32 pm)
(or: another Friday evening in the life of Oceana)

Meeting, which was supposed to be over at 11a.m., is now over.

It is now 9 hours later than 11 a.m.

In other words, it is 8 p.m. on a Friday evening.

I'm now doing the rest of the work I was supposed to do today.

Nobody has shot me yet.

oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 17th, 2009 05:53 pm)
I'm spending the night at the office (cause i've only been here for 11 hours today, so what's another 5 or 6?). Work's so crazy these days that I don't even know where to start. Even if I stay until midnight I'll only get half the things done that I need to get done.

So again, please entertain me?

I take every little bit of distraction from my misery. No fic, please, as it will distract me for too long, which means I'll never leave the office, but comments, questions, PICTURES OF HOT MEN (in comments) would make me very very happy.
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( Jun. 14th, 2009 02:13 am)
I've been involved in fandom for more than 8 years now. I know, doesn't seem like such a long time, but it's longer than the average marriage.

I've learned many things during my time in fandom. (Many of them involve gay sex, but that's besides the point.)

One of the things I learned is that it's not a smart thing to start reading a 39-chapter fanfic at 1 a.m.

Know what I haven't learned yet?

Not to start reading a 39-chapter fanfic at 1 a.m.

Mostly I'm not around these days because I work, I have a horse and I cannot stop reading J2 fic, no matter how hard I try. Not that I try.

However, last night I kept myself awake until 4 a.m. watching all of Carrie Underwood's America Idol performances on youtube, and then all her live performances on the Grand Ole Opry (and trust me, that's the first time I heard about that, but then, I'm European), and then some.

I've slept five hours tonight.

This is a good thing, because it means I went to bed at 2.30 and got up at 7.25, instead of going to bed at 3.30 and getting up at 6.50, like I usually do.I don't mean to, but I wake up at 6.50 like a clockwork on weekends. That it didn't do it today means is the first step on number 1 in my good intentions:

1) Get more sleep
I don't think I'll ever make it to seven hours, but I figure a regular six hours would be ok for starters. I'm just afraid that the constant lack of sleep will get to me one day. Plus, I'm 31 one, so I'm not getting any younger, and not sleeping definitely doesn't help stopping the aging process.

So, more sleep it is.

It'll also help me accomplish goal 2:

2) Lose weight
Because people who sleep a lot are less likely to be overweight. Also, because I can't eat at night if I sleep, and I often eat at night. Or wake up and eat. Which, I won't even get into it, but my eating has been messed up for years,and I'm going to change that as well. It's about time.

Losing weight fits nicely with goal 3:

3) Get back into shape
And I don't mean my body, though I've been unhappy with that for years (hence the losing weight thing). I mean the general me. I've been so caught up in my busy life, my career, my horse, and frankly, content with it right down to being single for years, that I've neglected myself a little bit. I'm still content to be single, but I notice that lately I'm not the one to turn heads any more if I walk into a bar, and frankly, I don't like it. Doesn't have anything to do with wanting a man/woman, it's just an ego thing. So, get a hair cut, get some regular manicures, treat myself to a massage now and then. Dress up, cause you don't own all those heels just for looking at them, girl. You gotta face that a 31 yers old body takes a bit more maintenance than a twenty year old one.

Oh, I'm so looking forward to this.

But, because of the road to hell and everything: baby steps. Baby steps that start with me finally starting to do the things that have been on my to do list since the beginning of the year (and longer). I just don't know where those first four months of 2009 went, but I know that if I don'T start now, it'll be 2010 and I'll still have the same things on my to do list that I do today.

So, just thought I'd let you know that soon you'll have the new, improved version of Oceana on your flist, Oceana 2.0 if you want.

Meanwhile, I'll be over here, cleaning the kitchen with my freshly manicured nails.

ETAOMG AM I HAVING A MIDLIFE CRISIS???? I can't believe I'm having a fucking midlife crisis!!!!
oceana: (Default)
( Dec. 21st, 2008 11:07 pm)
Having spent about 75 hours in the office this week (this can be easily done if you just don't go home during the night), I now have a sore throat.

I find this particularly unfair because the sore throat was cause by the air conditioning (and probably sleeping not at all or only three hours per night). I didn't get any fun out of my sore throat. Last time I had a sore throat like this I hang my head out of the sunroof of my boyfriends car, drunk and singing "California Dreamin". Ok, so I don't remember details, but I know it was fun (until the next morning.)

But, I'm thirty now, and I don't get to have fun anymore.

And my throat hurts. Really really hurts. I'm on my fourth ibuprofen today and it still hurts.

I've searched the internets for household remedies, but so far, I've only found an assortment of wet packs (you wouldn't believe what people apparently wrap around their necks!) or the suggestion to drink hot, sweet rum. The wet packs are out, I'm not removing my warm scarf for anything, especially not something wet. The rum sounds...tempting... but not only do I not own any rum, drinking it would also involve swallowing, and that's not gonna happen (never thought I'd say this....)


What should I do? My throat, it hurts!

Help me, Obi-wan-flist, you're my only hope!
oceana: (Default)
( Nov. 27th, 2008 12:12 am)

(it's the one night I'm getting almost 6 hours sleep, but will I be able to sleep after this? I don't think so.)


P.S.: If any of you are not yet watching NCIS, please leave a comment. I will immediately (note: immediately in terms of Oceana_ after she started her new life the OMG!Horse!!! means somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks) list not only the ten best reasons why you should watch NCIS, but also the ten reasons why your life completely sucks if you don't. Fellow NCIS fen, you've seen my definition of immediately, feel free to help me out.)
oceana: (Default)
( Oct. 20th, 2008 12:46 am)
I thought I'd just give you all a quick update about what I'm doing instead of sleeping.

Finished Due South (sad, so sad. Not the end of the show, just that it's the end of the show.). Decided to spend the rest of the night reading DS slash. Actually, decided to be reasonable for once and read DS slash only until midnight.

Didn't work out.
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( Sep. 17th, 2008 02:19 pm)
I have an amazing number of unanswered comments in my inbox. This
isn't - as one is tempted to think - because I have received so many
comments recently. Far from it. It's just that I haven't answered any
in the last, oh, two months or so, ever since I got the OMG!HORSE!
(sorry, I just can't help myself).

Sorry about that.

I think it explains why nobody comments anymore, though.

I would promise to answer them this weekend, but I'm still hesitating
with myself if I should go to a party (which involves leaving the
house. And the city.) or not. If not, I might answer comments. It'll
be all exciting, the last ones are from somewhen in June. Heh.

In the meantime, if you are urgently waiting for an answer to anything
(whatever could eb so important?), please do not hesitate to comment.
It'll give me even more to do in case I stay at home.

Which is rather likely, what with parties being these grisly, loud
events with lots of strangers, smoking, drinking, making out with each
other in dark corners...
oookay, party it is!

(oh, I wish it were that kind of party, but they seem to have
disappeared with my teenage years...)
Sometimes, when I don't sleep (cause it's a easte of time), I calculate things.


If I sleep two hours less every day than the average person does (say
six instead of eight), I sleep a total of 730 hours less every year.
Which gives me, setting the average time an average person spents
awake at 16 hours a day, about 45 DAYS more every year than an 8-hour
sleeper has.

45 DAYS!
730 hours!
You could watch all of Stargate in 730 hours, twice, plus Magnificent
7 and NCIS!

Or, you know, you could have a life.
Or be bored, and calculate things.
And then post about them at night, when once again you don't sleep, so
you play with your blackberry in bed instead.
Uhm. That wasn't supposed to sound dirty.
Maybe I should sleep now. I'll set the alarm to 7. Wouldn't want to
waste more time...
Good night!
oceana: (Default)
( Jan. 18th, 2008 01:15 am)
Came home from work 20 minutes ago (it's shortly after 1 a.m. over here, in case you were wondering), ate for the first time since lunch and the second time today (no, wait, technically lunch was yesterday): And the rest of the week wasn't much better. I'm tired (not enough not to turn on the computer first thing) and bored with work (I keep doing the same thing over and over again and it gets me nowhere but slowly drives me crazy.)

I've also lost my great "post every day, answer all comments" track record that I had going here since the beginning of the year. Grrr. Argh.

But, people on my flist have been mentioning Methos in passing, so not all is bad. Now I'll sleep, disappear for the weekend and start all over again on Monday.
Good night.
*dreams about the time Methos was an evil lawyer*
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 30th, 2007 02:54 pm)
...take places mainly at the office. Then it's home to the tv, bed, shower, office. Weekends since I moved were spent traveling (a lot), going home (I miss my horse and my dog SO much) or here, buying things for the appartment, and cleaning, shopping, ironing and all the other things I don't have time for during the week. I spent DAYS on the phone with the german t-kom because of my internet connection. Now they came and gave my DSL 2000 instead of 16000, because 16000 doesn't work. At least I'm online, though I really really want my 16000. 2000 is a joke. But, not complaining. And it only took three months!
*tired laugh*

Job, Appartment, Fandom... )


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