I didn't get these up last week and there was a flood of awesome fic written after "Original Song," so now I have a huge backlog of bookmarked fics to rec. I'm just going to start dumping them here without much commentary -- you can safely assume that if it's listed here, there's something there to love. Happy reading! :)

Glee: Kurt/Blaine )


Glee RPF: Chris & Darren (Gen Friendship Fic) )


Glee RPF: Chris/Darren )
I've got about a million tabs open, most of which represent other things that I should be doing right now instead of flitting around LJ. But, that's never stopped me before! Plus, I'm in an extraordinarily good mood today, and I want to share my happy with all of you! *beams*

These are some of the things that are contributing to my good mood today:

:: I'll be heading out to 1n10 this evening to help the kids start getting ready for Pride next month. Fun times!


:: Tomorrow night I'm meeting a friend downtown for some long overdue catching up and some St. Patrick's Day shenanigans. Really fun times!


:: I'm taking some steps (baby steps, but steps nonetheless) toward doing something more productive with my make-up obsession, other than making large contributions to MAC's and Urban Decay's profit margins. Ok, so now that I say that, I don't know if I've actually talked about that here. Basically, it occurred to me recently, with the helpful insight of some fabulous friends (*cough[livejournal.com profile] editorzoncough*), that (1) doing make-up is something that I really enjoy doing, it's a (much needed) creative outlet, and it's something I'm good at and can get better at; (2) I can give myself permission to pursue this passion as something more than just a hobby; and (3) I don't necessarily have to make a choice between "lawyer" and "artist" (i.e., "responsible" and "dreamer") -- crazily enough I can be both! All of this was, for reasons that I should probably unpack in another post, ridiculously terrifying for me to even admit, much less do anything about. But I've been looking into several different make-up artistry programs, gathering information, and making a plan for making this work sometime this summer. So, um, GO ME! *beams* *is still terrified*

Ok, so, in sum, make-up artistry musings, baby steps forward, all still scary but very happy-making. Moving on. :)


:: I get to see my L.A. girls next week!!! And in 10 DAYS I get to meet Darren Criss!!!!! *flails forever*


:: GLEE!!! Show, you make my heart happy!!! I've got lots of ~feelings about last nights episode, and thoughts, and approximately a billion screen caps, gifs, and videos that I want to post for my future repeated watching and endless enjoyment, but I think I'll do that in a separate post. This show and everything about "Original Songs," though, is definitely a part of today's good mood. *points to icon* So. Much. HAPPY!!!
A little late today, but I've still got another hour and 3 minutes left to my Saturday, so here you go:

Glee: Kurt/Blaine )


Glee: Gen )
I'm focusing on the positive, so let's talk about awesome, happy-making things! :D

First awesome, happy-making thing: DARREN FREAKIN' CRISS!!!! I got tickets to see him play a show in L.A. on March 26th to benefit the AIDS Project L.A. Awesome music for an awesome cause!!! (There are, by the way, a few tickets still available at that link.)

It's going to be a small show, only 150 tickets being sold. Even better? We ninja-ed tickets a day before they were announced publicly and managed to score MEET AND GREETS WITH DARREN FREAKIN' CRISS!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! Even 24 hours later, I can barely contain my flail!

And betterer still? I get to enjoy all this awesome, happy-makingness with mah girls, [livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_, [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva and [livejournal.com profile] azewewish!!! So. Much. Happy. Making!!!!

This also means that Darren has given me the perfect excuse for a much needed weekend in L.A. So, heads up to my other L.A. chicas, brunch on Sunday, March 27??? Y/Y? *beams*

Second awesome, happy-making thing: Adam Freakin' Lambert! )

My t.v. shows have also been awesome and happy making lately. )

More awesome, happy making: my friend Sara is in town from Nashville and I'll be seeing her tonight. Sara is one of my oldest friends ever and I love that, no matter how much time passes, we can always pick up as if we had just seen each other the day before.

And, finally, awesome, happy-making for my peeps in the Houston and Austin areas: )
It's Fun Friday, the Music Edition! :)

:: (This one's for [livejournal.com profile] azewewish. *g*) George Michael has joined Twitter! @GeorgeMichael. I'm greatly amused. Y'all know this is gonna be good times!

:: Speaking of George Michael, next week he's releasing a single, a cover of "True Faith," with the proceeds to benefit Comic Relief. OMGYAY!!! New George Michael on my iPod sooooon!!!!!!!! *bounces*

:: And speaking of my favorite musicians doing awesome things for awesome causes, Adam's dropping a remix of Aftermath next week to benefit The Trevor Project. Aftermath is the PERFECT song for this and I can't wait to hear this new dance remix. And, bonus! He'll be performing on American Idol next Thursday!!! He's doing an acoustic version of Aftermath (which made me cry pretty much every time I heard it on tour). Adam on my TV again!!!!!! *bounces more*

:: [GLEE SONG SPOILERS!!! Scroll on by if you don't want to know.] Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, and the Warblers are singing Neon Trees' "Animal" in next week's Glee episode and I pretty much LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!! I love Chris singing in his lower register and he and Darren sound fabulous together and there's growliness and the arrangement is awesome and yeah, just so much love! I think I've replayed this about a 20 times since it came out this morning. That trend is probably going to continue.

:: And Darren is doing a show in L.A. later this month!!!! I am so ridiculously excited about this! And I'm a little amused that fandom doesn't seem to have clued in on this performance, so maybe we'll have a low-key crowd. *hopes*

:: Also, Darren and Charlene Kaye are totes my musical OTP. I love them so, so much! Dress and Tie Music Video Adorableness!!! )

:: Ok, I have no idea where this came from or who these dudes are. This just appeared on my Tumblr dash this morning, but, holy wow, y'all have to hear this! I was going to say that it's perhaps the best cover of "Smooth Criminal" that I've ever heard, but it's more than that. This is like sex. Really hot, angry sex...with cellos! )

:: Also, Adele. Still haven't taken "21" off of repeat. So. Damn. Good. I'm so bummed that there isn't a show on her tour anywhere near me though. *sadface*

So, now it's your turn! Tell me all about YOUR musical happy place! What are you listening to? What shows are you looking forward to? What's happening with your favorite musicians? I wanna know!!!!!! :D
I babysat Rhyan today. We read books and made up our own gibberish language and played silly games and put sparkly lip gloss on each other and generally had a FABULOUS time. Of course, all of these shenanigans meant I got absolutely nothing productive done at all. Rhyan's giggles were totally worth the lack of productivity, but now that her mom is home I really should get working on my to do list.

Riiiiiight after I waste a bit more time online! :D

There were awesome things that happened today (other than the adorable Rhyan giggles), but this is the awesomest: Obama's DOJ will no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA!!! You guys! This is HUGE! That letter from Holder to Congress outlines the legal analysis so perfectly. This isn't the end of the fight; the executive statement only applies to Section 3 of DOMA (although and the fact that the DOJ won't defend the statute in court doesn't mean that they're not still obligated to enforce it; but it is definitely the beginning of the end for DOMA. About damn time!

Also awesome? I managed to snag tickets for the Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae "Hooligans in Wondaland" Phoenix show in June!!! I'm fully expecting this show to rock my world!

White Collar's ridiculous OT3-ness in this week's episode was also fabulously awesomesauce! Seriously, that scene with Neal and Elizabeth! Bring. him. home.!!!!! And Neal's slow-mo run of heartbreak and terror when they take Peter. And Peter being all fabulously competent and HBIC even when handcuffed and locked in a cage! And the secret message, and Peter knowing Neal could get him out, and Neal choosing keeping Peter alive over anything else. And the hug! And, ahhhh, just all of it! <333

Glee was kinda a hot mess yesterday, but even when it is I still love it. Santana doing body shots off of Brittany!!! Seriously, the show could have ended there and I would've been happy! Also, Kurt looked fabulous. And I actually thought the conversation with his dad added some complexity and layers that can be interesting. The whole "I might be bi, no, wait, definitely gay" thing was a mess. But...pretty people singing awesome songs! Also...Britana body shots! Thoroughly entertaining! *g*

Hawaii Five-O continues to be ridiculously pretty and fun. I'm shallow -- this is really all I ask for from my television entertainment. (See above. *g*)
Ok, I'm not even going to dissimulate any longer. Yes, I'm shipping Darren and Chris. What of it? It's really not even my fault. How can I possibly resist when some of my favorite writers from other fandoms (*cough[livejournal.com profile] miss_begoniacough*) start flooding my flist with fabulous and amazingly written Chris/Darren fics??? I'm just a helpless victim here, people!!! *g*

Since we're not pretending otherwise anymore, I'm determined to get more of you to join me in this very pretty handbasket destined for hell. So, here are some fabulous Chris/Darren fics to tempt y'all to the dark side. *beams*

Glee RPF: Chris/Darren )
:: Darren Criss. Wet and shirtless. Those pictures have totes been my happy place all week.

:: My newest musical obsession is Jessie J. I love her voice! If you haven't yet, check her out. "Do It Like A Dude" and "Price Tag" to get you started on the Jessie J love!

Also, I'd love to know who does her make-up. She always looks AMAZING.

:: I finally scored the Naked Palette from Urban Decay!!! That damn thing has been sold out for approximately forever! But they're available right now directly from Urban Decay, so, you know, go get it!!! (It's also entirely possible that I'm the only one who is ridiculously excited about this. If so, feel free to ignore my make-up related flailing. *g*)

:: I think it's appropriate to re-flail about [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva's awesome ticket mojo in scoring us VIP M&G tickets to the San Diego Glee Live! show because those things sold like hotcakes and are completely sold out before the general sale even starts tomorrow! But we have tickets!!!! *re-flail* :D

:: Speaking of awesome live music, Bruno Mars is touring this summer with Janelle Monae. (Tour dates.) Bruno Mars was absolutely fantastic live when I saw him at Martini Ranch a few months back; and I've heard nothing but amazing things about Janelle Monae's live performances. This should be one hell of a show.

:: Sunday is 1n10's Fresh Brunch!!! Good times for a good cause! There are some amazing Adam-related items up for auction (a Adam fan basket full of great stuff, a Lee Cherry framed picture signed by both Lee and Adam, a signed photo and calendar donated by Adam's mom) -- let me know if you're interested in making an on-line bid and I'll get you the info.

Yay! Fun Friday indeed! Tell me about the fun things in your Friday!

(P.S.: I waiting for news on a job. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that it's GOOD news!)
I'm still trying to claw my way out of the grip of this plague. I have no voice today, which is not particularly fun. But I'm still hoping this antibiotic is kicking some germ ass and I'll start to feel better soon. *hopes*

But, on a cheerier note, it is Friday, and that's always fun. Plus, there are some cool things happening in the world, like, oh, you know, the Egyptian people successfully conducting a (mostly) peaceful revolution by harnessing the power of Twitter! Ah-may-zing.

Another cool, though far less world-changing, good thing today: [livejournal.com profile] _lisalisa_, [livejournal.com profile] coolwhipdiva, and I have VIP tickets, WITH MEET & GREETS, to the San Diego Glee Live! show!!!! *twirls* J was workin' the ticket mojo yesterday and she scored for us! I'm still deciding about whether I'm going to the Las Vegas or L.A. shows, but I'm super excited about the San Diego show with mah girls!!! <333

Also, in case you've been under a rock and somehow missed all the hype: Lady Gaga's new single dropped today. Now y'all know that I love me some Gaga, but you can't deny that "Born This Way" sounds a hell of a lot like Madonna's "Express Yourself" with a side helping of "Vogue". I don't hate it -- and it'll probably grow on me the more I listen to it. And I'm sure it'll play really well to a live audience. But I'd be lying if I didn't say I was underwhelmed. I mean, if you're gonna self-promote your single as the best anthem ever, then you better produce something phenomenal. And this is ok, I just don't think it's phenomenal. *shrugs*

Also, relevant to nothing at all, I want cupcakes. I haven't actually consumed anything but soup, orange juice and Nyquil for most of the week. But I have a wicked craving for cupcakes right now. Someone bring me cupcakes, 'k? *beams*

not so much

Feb. 9th, 2011 09:20 am
I hate to celebrate another's misery, but I gotta say I was pretty damn happy when I got the call this morning that the attorney I was going to interview with came down with bronchitis and had to reschedule our interview. I have been experiencing a resurgence of the plague since Monday and was feeling particularly "not so much" this morning. (Which is what Rhyan says when she's not feeling good -- that she feels "not so much." I totally understand what she means.) So, anyway, I'm really ok with not having to power through my own misery in order to wow someone with my brilliance. Hopefully next week we'll all be feeling better and I can be brilliant and charming without being plague-ridden and miserable.

So, now that I can be miserable in my PJs from the warm comfort of my bed, I'm feeling better about this day. *g*

Let's talk about things that ARE so much, shall we?

Like the Glee Live! concert tour announcing U.S. dates! This is so much awesome!!! Sadly there's no Phoenix date this year, but damn right I'll be heading to L.A. and San Diego for those shows. I may even talk myself into the Vegas show. This show was like a huge helping of PURE JOY last year and I can't wait to see what they bring this year!

Speaking of Glee, I absolutely LOVED last night's Valentine's day episode! ) Way to knock it outa the park twice this week, Show! <333

Who watched Chicago Code the other night? Admittedly it wasn't take much for me to be on board with a show that brings Jason Clarke back to my t.v. screen, but I liked it. Definitely a keeper on the DVR schedule.

Ok, now that I'm not having to be brilliant this morning, I'm going to go drug myself up with some cough medicine. Later, I think I'll finish my taxes -- nothing like crunching numbers when in a narcotic haze!
I had been feeling so much better, and then I randomly woke up feeling like road kill again. I'm not impressed by this turn of events. :/ Especially since I had awesome, happy-making things to flail with y'all about today!

I still want to talk about the awesome, happy-making things, but due to the aforementioned feeling like road kill, I'm going to confine my flail to a list:

- Congratulations, Packers!!! (I still love Mike Tomlin like PIE, and I greatly ~appreciated his hotness on my t.v. screen yesterday, but, man, I really did not want Ben going home with a Super Bowl ring this year.)

- GLEE!!! I loved, loved, LOVED everything about yesterday's episode!

- GLEE!!! (It totes deserves two spots on this list!) I can't wait until tomorrow's Valentine's episode!

- This picture and this picture melt my heart into a big pile of happy goo!

- I have an interview on Wednesday! *fingers crossed*

- My family. <333

- Phil Anselmo and his pet chickens.

- Homemade guacamole.
I've been reading a lot of Hawaii Five-O fic recently. Some of these are older, because they've been sitting in my "to read" folder for a while, but they were all thoroughly enjoyable!

H5O: Steve/Danny )

I love reading Steve/Danny, but a little Chin Ho in my fic wouldn't go amiss. I don't even care who he's paired with. Chin Ho is like the little black dress of the island -- he'd go great with anyone! The only problem? I can't find any Chin Ho fic!!!! *woe* So, if you know where the Chin Ho fic is hiding, please tell me! *begs prettily*

Now, back to the recs...

AI RPF: Kris/Adam )

Glam RPF: Adam/Tommy )

Glee: Kurt/Blaine )
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day, fellow Americans! I loved waking up to dozens of Dr. King's inspiring words being quoted on my Twitter feed and on Facebook. These are some of my favorites:

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Powerful, inspiring words! What a great way to start a Monday!


So, let's continue this whole Start The Week Off Right trend with a Monday Happy List! :D

Chris Colfer won a Golden Globe last night was adorable and his cast mates were delightful and he gave the most beautiful and heart-touching speech of the evening! )

This photo of Darren Criss and Lauren Potter, the actress who plays Becky, makes my heart go all warm and mushy! )

This is going to happen!!! [GLEE SPOILERS]


♦ Adam Lambert joined forces with charity: water and asked his fans to raise $29,000 for clean water projects for his birthday on January 29th. That goal was reached within five hours!!! He's now upped the goal and as of this morning over $65,000 has been raised! People doing good is definitely happy-making! :D


This was on my Twitter feed this morning:

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How would you fill in the blank?
Some fic recs for your weekend reading pleasure!

Glee: Kurt/Blaine )

Glee RPF: Chris/Darren )

Kris/Adam )

Adam/Tommy )

Happy reading! :D
Happy Friday everyone! Better yet, Happy Friday Before a Long Weekend (for some of you, at least)! Unfortunately, the whole not working thing kinda takes the thrill out of holiday weekend. :/

But my niece, Rianna, insists that Fridays are supposed to be Fun! So, let's see if we can put a little fun in our Friday, shall we? *beams*

Let's start with some Fun Links:

If you're feeling unmotivated, endless motivation is just a click away. Careful, it's easy to lose yourself in the never ending stream of inspiration!

Sex Is Not the Enemy is one of my favorite Tumblr blogs, because, really, it's not. (Um, NSFW, in case the name didn't clue you in. *g*)

'Nothin But a Glee Thang' with Heather Morris and other Glee cast members on Funny or Die. Hilarious!

How 'bout some Fun Things To Do!

[livejournal.com profile] llandaffaz, [livejournal.com profile] zoniduck and I are going to this burlesque show next Friday. Fun, sexy times! Wanna join us? *tempts*

Who's watching the Golden Globes on Sunday? Any favorite picks?

And finally, Something Fun to Listen To:

Darren Criss covers Disney Songs!!! )

Now, it's your turn! Tell me what's Fun about your Friday! :D

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