Had a great day today, apart from health crap but I don't want to count that or I'd never have a perfect day.
Didn't work again (I really need to start sending out resumes again) so I slept in until noon and took the dog out since Mom drove down to see my sister at college. Then I went online and found one (and then, tonight, two!) more donation(s) for the AIDS Walk. OMG I'm overjoyed! *HUGS All around!*
I spent all of 20 minutes on pornish_pixies
and wound up at a Snape/Harry/Lucius pic
that TOTALLY inspired me to write a Snarry fic. I know! ME! Me, who said I'd probably NEVER purposefully write one! And though this one is darker than midnight and sort of non-con, it's still Snarry. ANd there's a little sneezing. And WHOA! Me?! WTF? LOL! I've been toying with the idea of trying to write a Snarry fic once, but even time I even think about it the wrongness overpowers me and I can't wrap my head around it canon-wise. So no one was more surprised than me that I leaped upon this bunny!
And then, not even a page and a half into that story, I was suddenly sidetracked with a plot bunny that had been rolling around in my head since I'd been on pornish_pixies
and saw a girl!Sirius/girl!Remus pic
(which, incidentally, is by the same person as the one above- I should really send some feedback!). It's a terribly fun, naughty fic... and my GODS but I have weird-ass tastes when I write in this fandom! What the heck is it about the Harry Potter fandom that makes me crave ponyboys and perverted fetishes and just about every kink under the sun? There's something SO wrong with that! LMAO So for most of the day after that (as the fic bits race through my head) I keep feeling like I need to rinse my mind out with soap and water!
I had some soup and then drove across town to the mall (though, thankfully, I didn't actually have to go IN the mall). I went to Borders and bought two copies of 'A Breath of Snow and Ashes' by Diana Gabaldon (one for me, one for my mother). I'm dying to read it but I think I need to re-read 'Firey Cross' first. Or at least the end part of it. Maybe chapter 26 onward because I looooooove chapter 26 (OMG adorable-sneezing-Jamie!). Then I went to Best Buy and (with a my gift card from last Christmas) bought Robots on DVD. Okay, yeah, I'm silly but it's cute and it's Ewan so I'm roped into buying it.
Then I headed next door to the Metro (subway) station and got a card that'll last me for my next scheduled trips into Washington DC. And then I headed to Judiciary Square (just a block or so from the MCI Center where the caps play, so 'Let's Go Caps' banners were everywhere!!! YIPPIE! I can't wait until their game Friday!) and the AIDS Walk meeting. OH my gods, but the people were so nice! Of course I expected them to be (the head coordinator changed my shift so I don't have to worry about getting there at 6:30am since the Metro doesn't even start running until 7am). But everyone seems SO nice and my team leader was definitely the cutest guy in the room. Too bad he's gay and lives in Richmond (3+ hours away) but still. YAY! I'm so excited about Saturday now! On the way home I hopped on the wrong color train but realized the mistake and switched in time. Then I had incredible trouble with the machine that gives out the parking cars (so I could get out of the parking lot). I didn't have enough change (I needed $10) so I put in my $20 and the machine doesn't take those. Grrr. Then I tried my Debit card (both as a Debit and a Credit Card) and my other Credit Card and the machine said NONE were authorized! So I had to use the ATM to get out a $10 bill and use that (and pay $2 for the processing, grrr!) but I finally got my parking pass and went to leave. The car in front of me was stuck at the exit and out hopped one of the girls from the AIDS Walk meeting!! I recognized her and said hi and she said the machine wasn't taking her parking card and was going crazy not knowing how she'd get out. So she backed out and I used mine (which, thank goodness, worked!) and she quickly followed me out. Yay! It felt good helping her out. She's a sweetie. Of course I would have helped anyone out there (stupid parking pass!) but it was ironic that it just so happened to be an AIDS Walk person. If I hadn't spent all that time with the wrong train and the dumb machine I would have missed her and missed helping her out. Strange how fate works, isn't it?
Anyway, I was home in time to watch The Amazing Race after all and I saw the new Harry Potter 4 movie trailer! Red fire guy freaked me out and Moody STILL does NOTHING for me, but the movie still looks fantastic. The Black family (I am SO amused calling them that, because that's their name but it's also how my mother and I refer to people on the show- oh, that's the black team, or the gay people, or the wrestlers, or the stupid models, or the old people, etc.) were from my area, so it was especially sad to see them go. What a nice group they were, though. And I taped/watched Boston Legal. I'm not feeling the new kid(s) yet, but maybe I'll give it another week. And Alan! Squeee! I love him. Someone should really write Boston Legal sneezefic, you know? Yummy Alan. Good show.
*sigh* Great day for me. All happy things. Lots of happy things. I love those types of days. So few and far between. I wish these types of days for everyone. PS- THANK YOU again to those of you who sponsored me for the AIDS Walk! *EVEN HUGER HUGS*