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22 October 2011 @ 01:49 am
Returns! (And Amber-Day!)  
No, I have not fallen off the face of the internets, though I was seriously concerned myself, there for a while. ^^; Hi! *waves brightly* I used to exist here, before I switched jobs, my home life went to heck, my computer died, and my mother decided we were going to play an even more insane game of family feud than usual. Seriously, I love the woman, but there are days I think she ought to work as an interrogator for the CIA. X_x;; Add to that the fact that LC manages to involve us in Army Life even though he's not technically in the same state, the resignation of half my goddamn department, and a previously undiscovered love-life... Yeah, it's been a crazy three months. Some of it's good crazy (my heart goes pitter-patter, Sumomo! ^_~), some of it's bad crazy (hello, Aunt Lynette), and some is just indifferent (I mean it, half my department. On the same day.) but it definitely hasn't been dull.

I'm currently set up on my brother's computer. My own refuses to boot up past the kernel but-- thank G-d for small mercies-- will tolerate being used as an external hard drive. So, I have all my stuff, it's just... a lot like having a time share. *frowns* I've been hanging around a little bit at camp_toccoa, because there's nothing like a war fandom to put things in perspective. That, and my WinNix addiction has been augmented by a strong predilection for Speirs/Lipton. (I'm a sick girl, I know.) At any rate, I've missed you all, and I have been lurking on your personal journals*, occasionally posting. It's definitely past time to come out of hiding, though. ^___^

And what better day to do so than the anniversary of that glorious day when our Amber-chan decided to join us on this admittedly shady level of existence? That's right-- October 21st** is minttown1's birthday, a day for celebration, indeed! Otanjoubi Omedettou Gozaimasu, my dear! (Happy Birthday!) Many, many happy returns. I have a present for you, right around.... here. My apologies in advance for the poor color-- I'm not using my regular scanner, and this new one hates my guts. Granted, it's been a while since I've seen a picture of you, but I hope this works. Here's Amber and her furry posse, ready to slay zombies, aliens, cylons-- whatever the hell gets in their way. **hugs tight** I tried to fit as many fandoms in as possible: House of Anubis, M*A*S*H, Harry Potter, Red Vs BlueStar Trek, Stargate: Atlantis, Band of Brothers, Resident Evil.... plus, you have a squiddy. Always important to have a squiddy.

*hugs Amber again, and then everyone else*

I am very, very glad I still exist***. ^_~

*Oh, that didn't sound creepy at all.
**Okay, so technically I'm an hour and forty five minutes late. I tried! ^_^;;;;
***And thank you, Leigh, for being an angel and checking up on me. *squish*
Emotional Temperature: happyhappy
The Band Plays:: "Sophmore Slump (Or Comeback of the Year)"-- by Fall Out Boy
gamesiplay: Band of Brothersgamesiplay on October 22nd, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
Amber's present is so cool, oh my gosh. And the animals!

Your life sounds like it's been pretty eventful lately. Half your department quit on the same day? That's special. I once worked a job where one night, everyone on the shift but me was fired, but considering that "everyone on the shift but me" was actually just two people, that's not as impressive as yours. MAN.

Oh, wow, camp_toccoa, I haven't been over there in ages. What's going on there?

And finally:

a previously undiscovered love-life

MEREDITH. You cannot drop in something like that and then not give details. Spill! ;D

Edited at 2011-10-22 11:17 am (UTC)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: marinegirlgarnettrees on October 25th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Amber's present is so cool, oh my gosh. And the animals!
Awwww... thank you! I feel like I've gotten a lot better at drawing animals lately. I've been working hard on them, so I'm glad you think they turned out well! *hugs*

Oh, wow, [info]camp_toccoa, I haven't been over there in ages. What's going on there?
It still gets a decent amount of traffic, and we've been doing a group rewatch for the 10th anniversary of BoB. Also, it's where I found said love-life. ^_^;;;

I'll have to come up with a post involving more details, after I finish out-blushing Dick Winters. ^^;
badly_knitted: Film Star Smilebadly_knitted on October 22nd, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
Very glad you still exist too! (Also, love the layout!)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: unapolgeticlesbiangarnettrees on October 25th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Hey, great to see you! *waves wildly* )And thank you, I'm glad you like it!)
Amberminttown1 on October 22nd, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
I'll be back this afternoon to comment more in-depth, but OMG, love love love you, this is amazing.

And I second Leigh, I want to hear about this person awesome enough for our Meredith.
Amber: misc | all the weapons you needminttown1 on October 22nd, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Aaah. Okay, I spotted every fandom except Resident Evil. Help! I want to know where it is. Unless it is the kickass boots that remind me of Alice.

Seriously, Meredith, this picture is amazing. I love that you even included all my nerdy little things from the past year, like HoA and RvB.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: love1garnettrees on October 25th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
I am so, so glad you like the picture, Amber-dear! *hugs tight* I hope you had a happy birthday to go with it!

I actually kind of lied about Resident Evil-- yes, the boots are supposed to be reminiscent of Alice, but they were also supposed to have the Umbrella Corp symbol on them, and I forgot. ^^ But I'm glad you liked the HoA and RvB references-- I wanted to keep the picture current, and still play with all your clever ideas from the past. ^___^

Edited at 2011-10-25 03:35 am (UTC)
kittenmommykittenmommy on October 22nd, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)

Glad you're back! And I also want to hear about the love life. LOL
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: teamgarnettrees on October 25th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
*big smile* I'm glad to be back, and glad to hear from you! I hope to have something more to say about the love life, whenever I can cobble together something coherent. ^^;
kittenmommykittenmommy on October 25th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)

*makes popcorn*
macadamanaity on October 23rd, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Very glad you have not fallen off the face of the internets! ::waves::
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: trek60sgarnettrees on October 25th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
*tackle-hugs Ra* I've missed my friends!