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Sunday, June 20th, 2010
3:21 pm - Summer Reading Program take 2
This is the second year that Avery and I are taking part in the Summer Reading Program at the library. Avery is very excited about it this year. For every 20 books she has read to her she gets to turn in a reading log and get a prize. She is constantly bringing me books to read her so she can fill up her reading log. The adults logs are filled out based on time so I just mark off how long I read for. Once I complete a log I turn it in and I get a prize, which Avery ends up with. So basically she is REALLY enjoying the SRP. lol

I'm currently trying to get through a book that I know if I would just sit down and read I would really like, but I seem to keep getting distracted and I'm not making any progress on the book. The book is almost 500 pages so I'd better start making some progress soon or I'll be reading this book all summer! :)

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Monday, July 6th, 2009
10:15 am - OCSFC5 for fifimom
Title: Writer's Block
Rating: G
Beta: smc36 Thanks, hon for all your help.
Disclaimer: I own nothing related to the OC.
A/N: I'm writing for fifimom. The sentence I chose was "Kirsten discovers that Ryan’s favorite movie growing up in Chino was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This probably wasn't what you had in mind. Sorry, hon. I took my own writer's block and ran with it. I hope you enjoy it anyway.

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Monday, June 8th, 2009
7:48 pm - Food for thought
I've been going to book club for almost a year now and we've read several different series over that time. One thing I've noticed, is that I'm extremely brutal on the books. I don't mean to be, but these people are getting paid a lot of money to write. I feel like the books should be better than something I could come up with. The last series we read was horrible! There were plot holes you could drive a semi through and apparently that was okay. The writing was cheesy and totally predictable. I thought more than once that there is no way in hell that my awesome beta would have ever let me get away with half-assing a story the way these books were half assed. So I guess my question is, am I alone in this club? Do you read a book and find yourself being hard on the author? Maybe it's because of the book club. I can sit back and read a book and not give it much thought beyond whether I liked it or not, but with book club we have to discuss it. So I find myself trying to point out reasons for my like or dislike.

The girls in my group say I'm the unforgiving one. I'm a hardass I guess. I know, none of you are the least bit surprised!

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Friday, June 5th, 2009
11:53 pm - Reading Order of R/K fics
This is just a little housekeeping item for me. I'm trying to put a timeline together for all my fics in my R/K universe. So just ignore this post!

Leaving You Behind
Leaving You Behind

Moments in Time Parts 1-5
Moments in Time

Best Thing on the Menu
Best Thing on the Menu

Moments in Time Parts 6-10
Moments in Time

The Newest Atwood
The Newest Atwood

Moments in Time An extra Ficlet
Moments in Time

Swept Under
Swept Under

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
4:58 pm - Season Finales
Well, it's that time again. Time for cliffhangers and endless thoughts of how we will survive the summer of reruns. Anyway, my thoughts on the House, Grey's Anatomy, and Bones season finales.

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
8:16 pm - What's a Happy Ending Anyway?
Title: What's a Happy Ending Anyway?
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Beta: A huge thanks to alfonsina_d for her help brainstorming and beta work on this. Without her, I would still be staring at a blank screen.
Summary: Set in early season 6. Spike's the only that knows Buffy was in heaven. One night on patrol Buffy stops by his crypt. She doesn't want to talk about her problems and he's willing to play along.
Disclaimer: Buffy and characters are owned by Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. I'm just playing with them. No money was made from this.
A/N1: This was wrote for seasonal_spuffy. This round's theme was poetry.
A/N2: The poem used in this fic is Us Two by A. A. Milne from Now We are Six.

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
9:09 am - Meme Answers
overnighter gave me these five subjects to elaborate on: Avery, Spuffy, Cooking, Reading, and The OC. Answers under the cut. And if anyone is interested, below is the meme to keep it going. So hit me and I'll give you five subjects. :)

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Comment to this post and I will (try to) give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given. If you're new and/or I don't know you well, I reserve the right to bullshit with abandon.

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Sunday, December 28th, 2008
3:31 pm - Thanks!
A very belated thanks to my gifter! I love my polar bear! He's so cute!

And a belated thanks to ghostgirl13 for my awesome e-card.

I hope everyone had a great holiday. I'm still trying to find my house! lol It was a lot of fun though.

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
8:32 am - Best Christmas Ever (parts3/4 and 4/4)
I was going to continue posting a part a day, but I have so much to do to get ready for my parents to come tomorrow that I don't want to miss posting the last part. So, I'm posting parts 3 and 4 now. chapzer I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. This one's for you!

Title: Best Christmas Ever parts 3/4 and 4/4)
Author: avoidingnemo
Rating: PG-13 for language only
Word Count: 2,067 for the entire fic
Disclaimer: I own nothing related to the OC. Everything is property of Josh Schwartz and Fox.
Summary: Sophie's a teenager and has invited her boyfriend over for Chrismukkah. How does Seth's favorite holiday look to an outsider?
A/N: Since Chaz wanted Cohen +1 I decided to change things up a bit. In each section, we'll get a look at a Cohen (or Atwood), but we might not get a look at all of them in all sections. This story is either in Sophie's POV or in one little part, Mike's (Sophie's boyfriend).
A/N2: This fic isn't beta'd at all. All mistakes are mine.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2008
7:02 pm - Best Christmas Ever (2/4)
Sorry for the delay. Here's part two.

Title: Best Christmas Ever (2/4)
Author: avoidingnemo
Rating: PG-13 for language only
Word Count: 2,067 for the entire fic
Disclaimer: I own nothing related to the OC. Everything is property of Josh Schwartz and Fox.
Summary: Sophie's a teenager and has invited her boyfriend over for Chrismukkah. How does Seth's favorite holiday look to an outsider?
A/N: Since Chaz wanted Cohen +1 I decided to change things up a bit. In each section, we'll get a look at a Cohen (or Atwood), but we might not get a look at all of them in all sections. This story is either in Sophie's POV or in one little part, Mike's (Sophie's boyfriend).
A/N2: This fic isn't beta'd at all. All mistakes are mine.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008
11:30 am - Best Christmas Ever (1/4)
Our next stop in the 12 days of Christmas, fic style is a stop in the OC. This one is for chazper. I'm her Secret Santa this year. She wanted a Cohen +1 fic. I hope this doesn't disappoint.

Title: Best Christmas Ever
Author: avoidingnemo
Rating: PG-13 for language only
Word Count: 2,067 for the entire fic
Disclaimer: I own nothing related to the OC. Everything is property of Josh Schwartz and Fox.
Summary: Sophie's a teenager and has invited her boyfriend over for Chrismukkah. How does Seth's favorite holiday look to an outsider?
A/N: Since Chaz wanted Cohen +1 I decided to change things up a bit. In each section, we'll get a look at a Cohen (or Atwood), but we might not get a look at all of them in all sections. This story is either in Sophie's POV or in one little part, Michael's (Sophie's boyfriend).
A/N2: This fic isn't beta'd at all. All mistakes are mine.

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Friday, December 19th, 2008
2:19 pm - Year in review - fic style
As I'm making the finishing touches on my last 12 days of Christmas fic, I started thinking about all the fic I've wrote this year. It's more than I've wrote in previous years, probably ever truth be told. So here's my list of fic that I've wrote this year.

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008
9:54 am - 8 Days of Happiness - Day 5
Snagged from teachertam. She didn't want to tag people, but I volunteered so here goes.

The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.

I'm not tagging people either, but if anyone would like to play, please do. It's a lot of fun and reminds me throughout the day to take notice of what's going on around me.

Day 5 - Wednesday - It seems I'm always a day late and a dollar short on posting these things, but at least I get them posted eventually, right?

Anyway, Wednesday night was my annual wrapping party. Every year I take all of my presents and wrapping supplies to my friend's house. We order pizza, eat cookies, and wrap all of our presents in one night. It's a lot of fun. It started when Veronica Mars was in it's first season and that year we rewatched "An Echolls Family Christmas". That has become part of our tradition with us adding shows along the way. Last night, we watched the VM epi, a Christmas epi of Bones, and the musical epi of Buffy.

I always look forward to this one night every year. It's lame and yet productive and I love it! Oh, and my friend, A, and I exchange gifts that night as well. This year I got an awesome cookbook. I love it. I got her S5 of Buffy because that is what we had recently finished watching. Good times.

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
9:08 am - Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers (4/4)
Title: Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers, Part 4 of 4
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,222 for entire fic
Beta: Thanks to brandywine421 for all her help on this fic. From the pretty icons that go along with the fic, to the hand holding when I'd get stuck and finally to fixing my mistakes, she rocks!
Disclaimer: I do not own anything related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All the characters belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy.
A/N 1: Maybe Santa granting Buffy's wish should just be my new Christmas thing. Last year, I did something similiar, but set it in S5. This year, I set it in S6 and changed the scenerio. I hope it is still enjoyable. Oh, and in this fic, Buffy and Spike have not started sleeping together yet.

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Monday, December 15th, 2008
9:33 am - Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers (3/4)
Title: Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers, Part 3 of 4
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,222 for entire fic
Beta: Thanks to brandywine421 for all her help on this fic. From the pretty icons that go along with the fic, to the hand holding when I'd get stuck and finally to fixing my mistakes, she rocks!
Disclaimer: I do not own anything related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All the characters belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy.
A/N 1: Maybe Santa granting Buffy's wish should just be my new Christmas thing. Last year, I did something similiar, but set it in S5. This year, I set it in S6 and changed the scenerio. I hope it is still enjoyable. Oh, and in this fic, Buffy and Spike have not started sleeping together yet.

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Sunday, December 14th, 2008
11:04 am - Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers (2/4)
Title: Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers, Part 2 of 4
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,222 for entire fic
Beta: Thanks to brandywine421 for all her help on this fic. From the pretty icons that go along with the fic, to the hand holding when I'd get stuck and finally to fixing my mistakes, she rocks!
Disclaimer: I do not own anything related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All the characters belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy.
A/N 1: Maybe Santa granting Buffy's wish should just be my new Christmas thing. Last year, I did something similiar, but set it in S5. This year, I set it in S6 and changed the scenerio. I hope it is still enjoyable. Oh, and in this fic, Buffy and Spike have not started sleeping together yet.

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008
8:50 pm - 12 days of Christmas
This year I'm doing the twelve days of Christmas, fic style. What does that mean? Well, for the next twelve days, there will be fic. And there will be fic for everyone on my flist! The first fic will be set in the Buffy fandom. It will last for four days, starting tonight. You don't like Buffy, you say? The next fic will be an original fic, again lasting four days. Nemo, when will you realize your stabs at original writing suck? No worries, the last fic will be in the OC fandom. It comes last because it doubles as one of my Secret Santa presents. It will also last for...you guessed it, four days. The last posting day will be Christmas Eve. I didn't want anyone to have to tune in Christmas Day to find out if Seth dies. KIDDING! There will be no death...well, in the OC fic anyway! LOL

So without further ramblings by me, I bring you the first day of Christmas!

Title: Merry Christmas, Buffy Summers, Part 1 of 4
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,222 for entire fic
Beta: Thanks to brandywine421 for all her help on this fic. From the pretty icons that go along with the fic, to the hand holding when I'd get stuck and finally to fixing my mistakes, she rocks!
Disclaimer: I do not own anything related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. All the characters belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy.
A/N 1: Maybe Santa granting Buffy's wish should just be my new Christmas thing. Last year, I did something similiar, but set it in S5. This year, I set it in S6 and changed the scenerio. I hope it is still enjoyable. Oh, and in this fic, Buffy and Spike have not started sleeping together yet.

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Monday, November 10th, 2008
2:28 pm - Not Your Cinderella
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: The OC
Pairing: Ryan/Summer
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2898
Timeline: Preseries throughout post series finale

Disclaimer: I own nothing related to the OC. It all belongs to Josh Schwartz and Fox.

A huge thanks to brandywine421 for agreeing to do this challenge with me to help get me back on my writing feet. Also, thanks for the prompts as well as looking this over for me. Hon, sometimes I just don't deserve a friend like you.

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008
2:34 pm - It's a Maybe
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13
Beta: Thanks again to the awesome brandywine421 for looking this over for me.
Setting: AU for The Gift
Word Count: 644

Disclaimer: I don't own anything related to Buffy. The characters belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. I'm just playing with them for my own entertainment. No money is being made off of this and no copyright infringement is intended.

A/N 1: This was also written for the seasonal_spuffy community.

A/N 2: Some of the dialog from The Gift has been paraphrased or might even be close to word for word. I did it from memory. Those parts certainly belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. I just needed to borrow them for a moment to set up the beginning of my fic. :)

A/N 3: I originally intended for this to be the beginning of a much longer fic, but real life has a nasty way of getting in the way and then if that wasn't enough I got one of those calls that we all hope never comes. It has left me a little scatterbrained and my muse running and hiding. Anyway, hopefully I will continue with this one day. For now, this is a stand alone piece though.

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2:30 pm - Turnabout is Fair Play
Author: Avoidingnemo
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: R to be on the safe side
Wordcount: 1197
Beta: Thanks to the wonderful brandywine421 for looking this over for me.
Setting: No specific epi in mind, but sometime in season 6. AU

Disclaimer: I don't own anything related to Buffy. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the show and its characters) is property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. I'm not making any money from this and no copyright infringment is intended.

A/N: This was written for the seasonal_spuffy community.

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