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Have a very merry

Happily ensconced on the couch, watching the featurette on the Sweeney Todd DVD (HBC: "If you're going to learn to sing and do your very first musical, it's really stupid to do Mrs. Lovett."), looking a bit like I belong in a Burton film myself in my new stripey turtleneck that I didn't think would happen because it started being listed as "unavailable" just a few days after I put it on my wishlist, with the wonderful aroma of ham wafting out of the kitchen where it's simmering away in the crockpot.

I have books and movies and CDs and fingerless gloves and a sweatshirt that says "Don't MAKE me use my opera voice" and various chocolate in my stocking and pumpkin cheesecake in the freezer. Yuletide is live for the browsing, I have fandom_stockings bookmarked and ideas for stuffing them, and Iron Man is still a damn good movie.

Life is good. :-) Here's hoping yours is too!

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batdina
Dec. 25th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
But what if I WANT you to use your opera voice?
wiliqueen
Dec. 25th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
Then you have but to ask. No need to make me. ;-D
sherron0
Dec. 25th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Musicians have the best threats!
wiliqueen
Dec. 25th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
And we can carry them out with such ease and glee! *eg*
maiac
Dec. 25th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Love the sweatshirt!

I've watched two versions of The Nutcracker today, and am about to listen to Patrick Stewart reading "A Christmas Carol" while I make gingerbread to take to my sister's house.
wiliqueen
Dec. 25th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh, gingerbread! And I haven't watched any Nutcracker in several years, even though it's been a long while since I was sick of it by the end of October. I should do something about that.
darkmagess
Dec. 25th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Something from me should have arrived.
wiliqueen
Dec. 25th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Not yet, but now I have something to look forward to!

Oh, and I got the call the other day, and am testing next Tuesday. Thanks again!
darkmagess
Dec. 25th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm...

Well, good news about the call, though! I hope it ends up being work you won't mind doing. I'm still a bit unenthusiastic about it, even though I did agree. We'll see.

When they give you the grammar test, be VERY picky. Seriously, there were some I had to look at for awhile to figure out what they wanted me to do. It's not a normal editing test but rather a grammar test like you'd have gotten in school.
wiliqueen
Dec. 26th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
I'm mostly enthusiastic about the prospect of something reasonably reliable and flexible, with the goal being to transition into combining it with another part-time job so I can jettison the more rigid full-time one.

I'll keep that in mind about the test. I tend to default to that for testing purposes anyway -- comes of being not trained as an editor per se, most likely.
wiliqueen
Jan. 1st, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Keep forgetting to tell you, still no sign. Was it sent in a trackable manner? We did have several packages get blow off the porch and into the driveway one particularly blustery day, around the 20th I think. brainiacfive was concerned that something might have gone astray, but everything from family is accounted for.
darkmagess
Jan. 1st, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
No... not trackable.

Did you get a card even?
wiliqueen
Jan. 1st, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Erm... :: double-checks :: No?

Email me the address you have. Maybe I made a typo? Or else I just need to go yell at our post office.
studiesinlight
Dec. 25th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas!

Both your cards arrived. They're lovely; thank you very much for them!
wiliqueen
Dec. 26th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
You're very welcome, and Merry Christmas to you!
quasievil_bunny
Dec. 28th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
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