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17 October 2013 @ 04:48 pm
Hello hello.  
Hello LJ! I know, I know. Every so often, I post these "I'm back and blogging" posts, and then inevitably I disappear again.

However, some things have changed recently. One, I'm on my very last class of my Masters' program, meaning soon I will have time and creative energy for writing again (Yay! No more academic papers!) I feel the need to ease back into this with good old, traditional fanfic. So what's fandom up to these days? What shows are people writing/reading? Any you'd like to see me try my hand at?

Two, I have a new job. I am now the office manager at the local Coldwell Bankers, which has been...surprisingly interesting. I took the job because we needed the second income, but I am surprisingly really enjoying it. It is always busy, and everything is just different enough to always be interesting. And I really love my boss, which is important, I think. She and I just click well together.

I miss blogging. And writing. And reading fanfic. And exchanging meta about my favorite shows with you guys. I feel like social media has shifted in the past couple of years, and the things I loved about it aren't what anyone is doing anymore. IDK. Now that I've settled into work, I'm going to get back into my old routine of reading and posting, I hope. Maybe the things I loved are still there, and I just haven't been around to notice.

Other things:

~ I am mostly gluten-free, which means I am always trying new recipes and such. Anyone else experiencing this dietary change? I feel like that could be one of those interesting bits to post about.

~ After 13 years, I have a new car! Yep, I had to give up my 17-year-old Honda Accord, and now I drive a shiny new Volkswagen Sportwagen TDI. (Diesel. About 30-40mpg, city or highway driving dependent.) Her name is Isabella. She is beautiful, and I love everything about her. :) I almost don't even mind the monthly payment. Almost.

~ I have a new obsession with handbags. Mostly Coach, because we have a factory store nearby, and I have a remarkable weakness for pretty colored leather and shiny hardware.
 
 
 
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on October 17th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hey! Good to see you! Welcome back!
rhienellethrhienelleth on October 18th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
KayJayUUkayjayuu on October 18th, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
Hello world!

On tablet, can't type much, but...

Yes to gluten-free (Whole30 for me).

No real new shows, love Sherlock. Blacklist looks good, Spader chews up scenery.

What about your novel??
rhienelleth: kirk and spock BFFrhienelleth on October 18th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
I have heard great things about Blacklist, it's on my list. :)

The novel is waiting patiently for me. But I want to reassure myself I haven't lost my touch first. :)
roseaponiroseaponi on October 18th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Welcome back!
I went low-carb last year and lost 30 lbs. You kinda don't eat gluten anymore that way, too. :)
My sister and most my nieces are gluten-free now, too. Sarah had full-blown celiac and was miserable until she cut out gluten.
rhienelleth: cats at playrhienelleth on October 18th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have a friend who is celiac. Luckily, I am just "sensitive".
Cellicelli on October 18th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)
I'm sensitive to gluten too - I've cut it (mostly) out since February. I was able to go off one of my pain meds!
rhienellethrhienelleth on October 18th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is awesome celli! I know gluten issues can cause all kinds of really awful things.
Miss Crankypants: Alias Sarkney Hold Upaka_paloma on October 18th, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
OMG! I was thinking of you just this morning as I was getting ready for work. For some reason I was feeling all nostalgic about Alias and thinking about perhaps rereading some of my favourite Sarkney fanfics, which made me inevitably think of you and so forth and so on. I was hoping things were well with you and that you'd eventually post something on LJ, letting us know how you were doing. And here you are posting on LJ this evening! I CLEARLY NEED TO GO AND BUY A LOTTERY TICKET. :D It's good to see you posting again and I'm glad to see you're doing well.
rhienellethrhienelleth on October 18th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, you clearly do! Ha ha. :)

It's funny, I still occasionally get kudos on those old Alias fics from AO3. So people are still reading them. :)
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on October 18th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
YAY! Missed you. And yes I should probably write too...
rhienellethrhienelleth on October 18th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yes! Come back. :)
A wandering fellow on the long roadtsarina on October 19th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
I'm so behind on anything relating to television, I've only just started season three of Downton Abbey. Oops.

I'm hoping Yuletide assignments go out soon. I have the itch to write.

Welcome back to LJ land.