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I have declared this to be the Year of Doing Something Different. You know, doing things I haven't done before, trying something new, getting a little out of my comfort zone.

So far, I went to a black-tie New Year's Eve ball, flew over 20 hours on a plane by myself to visit friends in Kenya, attended my very first SGA Con (something I NEVER thought I'd do), and signed up for online dating (the jury's still out on this one). And one of my fics, A Time to Heal, was nominated for the SG Awards. (A big thank you to whomever nominated me! I'm so honored!)

Today I walked to the grocery store. What's the big deal? you ask. Nothing, really. I'd just never done it before. We like our vehicles in my part of the world. Public transportation is almost nonexistent here in the suburbs. No one walks if they can help it. Almost everyone in Kenya does. It was...bizarre to see people streaming down both sides of the road just because that's how they get from Point A to Point B. So, today I walked to the store.

What did  you do today?

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Date: 2009-03-17 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abracah.livejournal.com
I sat on my couch trying to breathe.

I do like the idea of trying new stuff. Sounds like you have stepped outside of your comfort zone. Yay for you. Hope the dating thing works out!

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Date: 2009-03-17 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Feel better!! *sends kleenex and chicken noodle soup your way*

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Date: 2009-03-17 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
There's stuff coming up that may take me out of my comfort zone... if I don't forget that it's coming up. Half the reason I don't do anything is because I forget there's stuff going on :/

Yay, nomination!

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Date: 2009-03-17 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Thanks! Do you have a big calendar you can pencil in that stuff coming your way so you don't forget?

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Date: 2009-03-17 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kriadydragon.livejournal.com
Yeah, but I keep forgetting to do that, too:/.

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Date: 2009-03-17 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writerjc.livejournal.com
Congratulations on the nomination - you totally deserve it! And yay you on walking! I'm so happy warm weather is coming and the days are getting longer because I'm chomping at the bit to just get out there!

I think for my new trick today, I'm going to get to bed before midnight! :) I'm getting too old to be a night owl.

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Date: 2009-03-17 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Thanks! The sunshine yesterday was wonderful. What a good new trick. I need that one. Actually, mine needs to be more like 10:30 since I have to get up at 5:30.

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Date: 2009-03-17 08:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seramercury.livejournal.com
Just an FYI, your ficathon story is coming. Your writer just had to attend a funeral over the weekend but she hopes to have it up soon. I will check in with her later today. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear that! Please tell her not to worry. Thanks for letting me know.

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Date: 2009-03-17 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-pilgrim-soul.livejournal.com
I think its wonderful that you are trying new things, I wish I were so brave but I have a panic attack going to the supermarket on my own. :(

And congrats on the nom, very well deserved. :)

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Date: 2009-03-17 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yikes for the panic attacks. That sounds awful.

Who is that in your icon?

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Date: 2009-03-17 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-pilgrim-soul.livejournal.com
The actor is Aidan Turner, he plays Mitchell in Being Human which is my latest TV obsession. Its a Brit show which has just finished its first season of six episodes over here (it should be airing on BBC America sometime this year), it is just so deliciously angst ridden and full of friendshippy goodness.

Basic premise is a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost sharing a house together. Its about them trying to hang on to a normal life and "be human" even though Annie is dead, George turns into a monster once a month and Mitchell is 100 years old and has an extremely bloody past.

I'm trying to talk as many people as possible into giving it a try because I want them to fall in love with it as much as me so I have people to squee about it with. *lol*

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Date: 2009-03-17 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Aha! I've read your posts about it. Unfortunately, I live on the wrong side of the pond to watch it.

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Date: 2009-03-17 01:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] leesa-perrie.livejournal.com
Yay on the nomination! And also yay on trying new things!

I'm not sure if the convention counts for me because I did use to go to them in the mid to late 80's! I did try colcannon for the first time last night. It's an Irish dish made out of mashed potatoes, bacon, leek and cabbage and it's really, really tasty! Made tipsy cake for the first time too - lovely! I reduced the sherry content (about half what the recipe said) and it was still very alcoholic - and served 7 of us with seconds for some people too!! I couldn't find any pound cake (British version), so bought a sponge-type cake with fruit in it instead. Close enough!

Must think of more new things to do...

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Date: 2009-03-17 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Thanks! Go you for cooking new dishes. Tipsy cake... Hee!

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Date: 2009-03-17 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolbreeze1.livejournal.com
Go you! I think trying new things is a great idea. I actually only live a few blocks from the grocery store. I should try walking there. I've decided to pick up cooking as a new hobby, so every week I try a new recipe. I haven't killed myself of food poisoning yet, so I guess it's going alright! LOL

I also signed up for an online dating site about a month before Christmas. I'm with you on this one - the jury's still out...

So jealous you went to Kenya! How cool is that!

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Date: 2009-03-17 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
I need to pick up cooking as a hobby. I really don't like doing it though. Good for you for trying it. And yay for no food poisoning!

I swore for years I wouldn't do online dating. The craziest thing is I think I'm more willing to try it now because of my time on LJ and GW getting to know people. I just signed up a little over a week ago. We'll see how it goes.

Kenya was very cool. I love to travel so I'm always up for new places. Now, if I could just find a job with enough money and paid time off to really indulge... :)

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Date: 2009-03-18 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coolbreeze1.livejournal.com
I've been mostly apathetic about cooking, but I'm starting to enjoy it. Check out this website:

http://blogchef.net/

I've been trying a number of those recipes. They're straightforward and simple, for the most part, and all VERY tasty. Her food always looks better than mine in the end though...maybe I need fancier plates!

(PS The chocolate bundt cake - to die for!)

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Date: 2009-03-17 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratfarrar.livejournal.com
Hmm. Today (well, yesterday, which is when you posted this) I got my parents to help me reorganize the surface of our refrigerator so we can actually use our magnetic shopping list and meal-planner. Prosaic, but it desperately needed to be done.

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Date: 2009-03-17 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildcat88.livejournal.com
Yay for you! Even changing one little thing can make a big difference. I really need to do some rearranging in my kitchen.

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