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Hi!! Ok, I don't think anyone remembers me anymore... Heck, it's been years, I guess. But hey, I just wanted to drop a word to you guys and tell you that I'm living in Washington, DC! Well, only for a few months, but still. I'm thinking of getting a masters degree next year, so maybe I'll be here longer. Also, I'm taking a video editing class, and might be coming back to vidding, although I have no idea what's been going on with the vidding community in these last couple of years...

I don't know if I'll be good about posting. Probably not... Lately I haven't even answered many of my emails. So much has happened... I got my new apartment completely remodelled, but never actually got to live in it, since my stepdad passed away a month after I'd moved out of my parent's house, and so I moved back in to help her through her grief. And then the opportunity arrived to come here, study, and put together an all-woman percussion band in Washington, DC. So I came... And seriously, I have no plans at all for my life anymore. Things just don't work out according to plans, in my experience, so I just gave up planning altogether.

So yeah, I'm back. And I'm rambling, so I'll stop now. If anyone reads this, give me an update? I really miss you guys and want to know what's been going on...

Oh, and this is my band's website: http://www.batalawashington.com

The Wall

Mar. 10th, 2006 05:51 pm
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Okay, real quick update here cause I'm late for my swim class...

1. I've kind of moved to my mom's. I say "kind of" because most of my stuff is still at my old apartment. I have one month to vacate it, so I'm puttin everything in boxes and selling the furniture and hopefully I'll be able to get all that done in time.

2. I've discovered that I have a whole lot of junk. It's amazing how many boxes I already have, and there's still so much stuff left over! I wonder if I'll be able to throw most of it away, or donate.

3. I have a website! There's nothing in there yet (except for the layout), and it's all in portuguese, but still. It's there! That's where I'm going to be putting up the pictures of the new apartment, the remodelling, etc.

4. I have no internet access at my mom's. Well, she has access on her computer, but there's no cable in my room, so I can't connect my computer. So my process for updating the site is: I create all the stuff in my computer (which has photoshop and dreamweaver and everything else I need), then I put it all on my iPod, then I download it on my mom's computer, then I ftp it up to my site. Let's hope it works!

5. This weekend I'm having a "breaking of the wall" party at the new place. Where there will not actually be breaking, but rather graffiti'ing of said wall, which will be demolished at a later time for the remodelling. I'm planning on giving everyone a piece of the wall later, a la Berlin Wall *g*

Well, that's about it! I haven't been around much, mostly because I can't access LJ from my work, so I have to use my mom's computer, which is rarely available. Anyway, when I have the pictures of the party, I'll post them on the site and let y'all know!

GIP

Sep. 26th, 2005 10:25 am
maristu: (God's sense of humor)
Very apropriate to my current mood... Four lovely new Calvin & Hobbes icons made by [livejournal.com profile] sunnysky.
maristu: (different person)
So. Yesterday there was this wedding of a friend of mine who also happens to be a co-worker. One with which I had a... thing with, I guess. I don't really know how to call it. We hooked up one night when I was completely drunk, next day we decided it was nothing and not to pursue it. I then discovered that he'd gotten back with his on-again-off-again girlfriend, which meant that I had effectively been the "other woman", if only for a night. He then proceeded to make things worse by telling his girlfriend that we'd hooked up. So yeah, you can see how that drama went. I was royally pissed with him, and stopped talking to him for about 2 months (which is especially hard since we work in the same room). We eventually got back to speaking terms again, but his girlfriend proceeded to hate me, for obvious reasons. So, the wedding? Very very awkward. In fact, I don't even know why I went. I think I'm a masochist or something.

So. I was sitting on this table with about 7 couples. And I realized that I'd dated 4 of the men on the table. Some for a longer time than others, some more serious than others, but still. That's more than fifty percent. I had been in bed with these people, and was now sitting on a table with them and there current girlfriends. They were all happy. And I was alone. I *hated* that wedding. I hate being lonely. I hate being alone. I especially hate being alone in a table full of couples. Happy couples. Blah.

So, yeah. I need a boyfriend. Seriously need one. And I definitely need to start fishing in a different pool...

~*~


On another note, I have a date tonight. I wasn't sure that I was going to go on it, because this is a guy that's stood me up not once, but three times in the past. And gave me no explanation whatsoever. So yeah. Not a very good prospect there. But I really really like him. And yes, I am definitely a masochist. I'm going to die alone.

But hopefully, I won't spend tonight alone. I can't stand being alone with myself right now.

(PS: I don't remember who made these Fight Club icons that I snagged... I'll do some research and give the proper credit, promise! Tomorrow!)

GIP!

Sep. 9th, 2005 02:34 pm
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I got my paid account! Don't have 100 icons yet, I figure I'll get that once I use up my fifteen slots...

[livejournal.com profile] tresca made this for me, plus three other lovely icons. Thanks, hon! And oh so true... Half of me is a volcano, totally out of control...

More updates soon. Just got back from my trip to Peru, and am still trying to organize everything, paying debts, doing laundry, organizing photographs, all that fun stuff. Hopefully I'll have more time this weekend for a decent update.
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Ok, so I was away for just a little while (read: two years!) and... [livejournal.com profile] rhiannonhero's pregnant! And [livejournal.com profile] nerodi has kids! Two of them! Oh my God! I'm so happy for the both of you! *g*

It's really amazing what happens when you're not looking, isn't it? I have this tendency of losing touch with people and then regaining them after years, and I'm always surprised at everything that happens in between those two moments. People actually live, you know? *g*

So yes. I'm very very happy for the both of you. Rhi, I'm sending you special baby vibes, and wishing you a happy pregnancy. Nerodi, you're probably not reading this, but I'm still sending you my best wishes anyway *g* Oh, and does anyone have Nerodi's email or some way I can get in touch with her? Her LJ's blocked to comments...

Gosh, I'm just so darn happy! Yay!
maristu: (reality)
Was looking around for mood sets (that was before I discovered that you can't have mood sets if you don't have a paid account, so... Well, I'll just have to go back to paying LJ again :) ), and I discovered this. Don't know what use it has, but still, I thought it was interesting...
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Well... I'm back. Again. I know, no one believes me anymore, but still *g* Wonder if I'm still in people's friend list...

Missed you all! Promise to write more soon... Have to go to bed now, it's 2am and I have to get up in 4 hours to go hiking. Heh.
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Darn. I'd just finished writing the longest post, and my machine crashed and I lost it all. The amazing machine that I paid a tidy amount to have, with 200GB of disk space, a DVD-RW, 1GB of RAM, all the works, crashed. That's not fair. *pout*

Oh well. I'll just rewrite it. In Word, so that I can save it *g*

Anyway - HI!!! Hi everyone! I'm back! How have y'all been?? What's everyone been up to? I want to know everything! :-)

Okay, I'll start *g*. First off, I'm single now, officially. Have been so for a year, actually. It's been a good year, all in all, lots of fun, dancing, traveling, partying, lots of good friends, lots of work. And now things are still hectic, but I have a 'net connection, and I missed you guys! Really! *g*

Let's see, I'll try doing this in topics and see if it works.

Traveling: I did the Camino de Santiago (Saint James Way, in English) in April. For those who don't know, it's a pilgrimage crossing Spain from the french border to the city of Santiago. It's about 870km long, and I walked another 100km from Santiago to Finisterre, which is on the coast (Finisterre means, literally, the "end of the earth" - in ancient times, people believed that the earth ended there, and they built a lighthouse, really beautiful place). So, that's almost 1000km, which is about 620 miles, I think. I walked it in 33 days, an average of 17-18 miles a day. I recommend it to anyone who'd like to a) test their limits; b) learn more about themselves; c) meet interesting people; d) learn about a different culture/language; or e) all of the above. It was the most intense experience I've ever had.

Sports: Well... I stopped practicing Aikido for a while, but am thinking of returning. Also, I started playing squash (really cool!) and running in the mornings, and am actually thinking of entering a half marathon next year. And to top things off, I'm starting sailing lessons on weekends, and might even buy a boat with a few friends sometime soon. Very athletic, my life of late!

Fandom: Not much to talk about there. I missed most of the 3rd season of SV, haven't been home much lately. The shows I see are mostly on DVD, I bought Sex and the City (only two seasons), Dawson's Creek (I know, I know! It's my guilty pleasure...), and the first three seasons of Buffy, which I got hooked on after watching "Superstar" (don't remember the vidder's name, but that is one cool vid!). I'm anxiously waiting for season 4 to come out on DVD here in Brazil.

Vidding: I haven't vidded much, fandom-wise, but I'm working on a big editing project for our end-of-the-year party at work. What we're doing is, taking scenes from famous movies, like Thelma and Louise, The Godfather, Schindler's List, and so forth, and dubbing over them as if the characters were the people at work. It's hilarious, especially the dubbing sessions. Lots of fun, but also lots of work. I'm dying to see the finished product *g* Although it's taking up most of my time (not to mention disk space!) to make it. We have a tight deadline (October 30), so I'll be off fandom vidding until then. But I plan on making a big return! Stay tuned!

Okay, I think that's about it... Don't know if I forgot anything that I'd written on the other post, but oh well. If I remember anything, I'll just repost *g*

How about you guys? What have y'all been up to?

Fuck II

Apr. 28th, 2003 05:40 pm
maristu: (Default)
And on a brighter note, my LJ account just expired... *sigh*

I wonder if I lost my icons... They don't appear on the list anymore.

Hi!

Mar. 24th, 2003 01:36 pm
maristu: (Default)
Hey, new friends! Look at that *g*

*waves* Hi there! Welcome! :)

And now I'll stop spamming LJ.

Late GIP!

Mar. 10th, 2003 06:45 pm
maristu: (Default)
And yet another Slodicon. That makes... three. [livejournal.com profile] slodwick, have I ever told you how talented you are? Because you are. Really :)

*looks at picture page*

I adore my friends. So very talented... Other than the Slodicons, I have three icons by [livejournal.com profile] rosenho, three by [livejournal.com profile] barbana and one by [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru.

I also think it's time I learn how to use Photoshop and make a few to give back, no? *g*
maristu: (evil)
First off, ::hugs:: for Rhi. I sent you an email, but I really have no idea what to say, so forgive me if I said anything that might have hurt you. I've been thinking of you a lot in the past days...

~*~

Also, happy (late) birthday to [livejournal.com profile] alejandradd! Hope you had a blast :) And, um, I'm kind of late in my birthday presents (*hides from [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru*), but you'll get yours... eventually *g*

~*~

I'm going crazy here... We're starting our first project in my new job, and I've been assigned Web Designer. *hides face in hands and weeps* I have *never* designed anything in my life! I stole my webpage design from Blogger! I have no idea where to start! Someone? Please? Help? Just, you know, point me in the right direction (*any* direction, actually) and shove me a little and I'm pretty sure I'll get... somewhere. I have technical knowledge of HTML, Javascript, ASP and all that stuff, but other than that, nada. [livejournal.com profile] misswindy? Anyone else?

~*~

Just finished re-reading Blueprints.

Easy like being seated ten people down from Lex and yet in perfect line of sight to see that the gorgeous brunette next to Lex had every intention of making some sort of claim on him tonight. Who was she again? The Duchess Mariana or some such thing?

Hee! Gorgeous brunette? Woohoo! I'm even Lex's type!

And this:

Clark barely listened. He knew enough about the market to keep up with their conversation and he would be able to comment if Lionel decided to turn on him again. In the meantime, he concentrated on the conversation between Lex and Mariana. The latter's clipped accent made it easy to zero in on their discussion.

"Really, Lex, if you enjoy the back door so much, you simply must try mine. I've been told it's exquisite."


... made me laugh (and blush) so hard that people at work thought I was crazy :)

And damn! Lex must be *really* in love with Clark, to turn down an offer like *that*! A threesome, even!

Thanks, Rhi. This made my week ;)

GIP!

Feb. 7th, 2003 05:51 pm
maristu: (reality)
Just a quicky, gotta run to Aikido class.

[livejournal.com profile] barbana made this for me, and I love it so. I love Felipe :)

Translation: "I've decided to face reality. Just let me know as soon as it turns beautiful." ([livejournal.com profile] alejandradd, please correct me if I'm wrong).

Thanks, hon! And your vid is coming, really!

Vidding

Feb. 6th, 2003 06:21 pm
maristu: (muse)
*looks at the list of things to write in LJ*
*chooses one randomly, or maybe not that randomly, but still*

Okay, vidding. What to say about vidding? I like doing it :) It drives me crazy sometimes (actually, most of the time), but crazy in a *good* way.

Cut out because it's waaaay too long. )

There are so many things I want to work on in the future. I want to make more *art*. Be braver and bolder. Less technical. Use the "slow" feature to bring out specific clips in the songs (instead of just using it so that the clip fits a specific part of the song), using different effects, stuff like that. Keeping a color theme or a camera theme *on purpose*, instead of unintentionally. The thing is, I’m too afraid of making a mistake, of people not liking something I made (and my very rational mind is now reminding me that this has probably already happened, but still).

I’m a strange person. I don’t like taking chances. I don’t like losing, erring, making a fool or myself. Most shy people are like that, I think. Shyness is just a way of not letting yourself be open to criticism. I practically *cried* the first time Social Services took my baby in The Sims. I just don’t like people (even virtual people, like the Social Services lady in The Sims) telling me that I haven’t done a good job. It’s scary being like this, *knowing* that I’m like this, and at the same time not being especially able to change it.

Then again, I *am* changing it, in a way. By writing here, and posting my vids. See? Fandom makes you grow as a person! :)
maristu: (muse)
Ok, BIG update here. Lots of stuff happened in the last week or so... But first of all, Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] wook! Hope your day's wonderful :)

~*~


I watched "The Ring" this weekend. Mildly disappointing... Although Samara's kind of creepy if you think about her for long enough.

~*~


I got my computer to work! Well, actually, hubby did. We bought a nice nobreak (good thing, too, my building is constantly having energy peaks), and new speakers, and now everything's working! Yay! And! Hubby managed to save all my Premiere projects and Smallville eps, and the Premiere installation files. And! AND! He got us a 40GB hard drive! I'm in vidding heaven at the moment... :)

~*~


Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru, I watched the first episode of Firefly (it works, boni!). Loved it! I'll be spending the rest of the week watching the rest of the episodes, and who knows? I might even vid something if the muse whispers :) Although I'm not counting on this, especially considering the big backlog of vids in my todo list (including someone's birthday vid...). But yay! Firefly! And Jen, when are you going to finish that incredible vid you showed me, oh, 4 months ago? I still have it in my computer, you know... And it's damn good.

~*~


I spent most of the weekend playing "The Longest Journey" with my husband on the computer. It's an adventure game, and I adore the protagonist, April Ryan. She kicks ass ;) Well, not in the "Tomb Raider" way, but still, she's witty and sarcastic and just plain *fun*. I have never enjoyed playing a character as much as this :)

On the downside, and about the *only* bad thing that's happened these past days (other than the slight depression you guys witnessed), "Black & White" refuses to work on my computer. I've been waiting to play that for almost a year now. I have the CDs, the manuals, everything. But apparently there's some sort of incompatibility either with my video card or with Win2K, or with my video card running on Win2K. Frustrating. Gah.

~*~


I have discovered (and fallen in love with) Dave Matthews Band and Train. I've been listening to them for *hours* today, and can't seem to tire. "Angel" rings of Chlark to me, and I just love "Drops of Jupiter". Yay for new favorite bands! And yay for my sister for showing them to me :)

~*~


Well, that's about it... Not really that much, come to think of it... Today's a new Smallville episode (new for me, anyway). I'm having the greatest time watching Smallville for the first time on TV, withough spoilers. I might start doing this permanently :)

Nah, who am I kidding? As soon as I get a decent internet connection at home, I'll go back to downloading from the 'net ;)

Break down

Jan. 24th, 2003 11:43 am
maristu: (bite me)
*sob*

I can't do this. I just can't.

It's not possible to keep up with three mailing lists (one of which sends a total of 100 posts a *day*), read my entire friends list here at LJ, beta for the people I promised I'd beta, read all the great fanfic and watch all the great videos in three different fandoms, develop all the programs I said I'd develop (just got myself into another one-- I don't understand how this happened, I was sitting quietly in my corner and the next minute my hands had written an email volunteering), write all the stuff I want to write in my journal and, you know, work. And have a life. And all that *other* stuff that exists offline.

Yup. This is me, having a breakdown.

So. I put all my lists on digest, which doesn't *really* change anything, since I still read all the emails, except that I don't get depressed when I see the "You have 253 unread emails" on my mailbox. I've made a list of the things that I still need to do, so that at the very least I can keep organized. And I unfriended a few people. Sorry, guys, but really, there was no way I could keep up. I might unfriend a few more today, because I see absolutely *no* difference on the length of my friends page...

On other (not so good) news, my old hard drive has apparently died. This time it was *my* hard drive, not my mom's. All my Premiere projects? Gone. All my Smallville eps? Also gone. All my mp3s, installed programs, downloaded fanfics, *everything*? GONE.

I think I'll go cry in a corner now...

But before I go... name quiz )

That's eerily accurate. Scary. Rhi, you'd better choose wee!Rhi's name carefully :)

Party!

Jan. 23rd, 2003 10:44 am
maristu: (chlana eyes)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru! You're a sweetie and deserve all the best in the world :) And your b'day present will be... um... slightly late. Darn computer :P
maristu: (bite me)
Cool things that have happened in this past week:

* I started back on Aikido. Yay! I'm sore all over, but it'll pass soon (hopefully). Practiced for the first time with a stick (jo), lots of fun! Keep broomsticks away from me, people ;)

* I also rejoined Aikido-l, which is... daunting. One hundred emails a day, give or take. I'm trying out the digest mode, to see if I can keep up.

* Janet from aikido-l named me Brazillian Bombshell BudoBabe :) I'm so tempted to put that on a t-shirt... Or maybe an LJ icon? Hmm...

* I got my first credit card! I feel so proud of myself. I even used it today. I'm all grown up now! And I can also buy stuff from the 'net :)

~*~


Someone's using one of my LJ icons, and that's bugging me to no end. Which is silly, since the person seems perfectly nice, and probably didn't know it was mine anyway (or maybe s/he did and just didn't think I'd mind). It's not one of my most used icons, but it's one of my favorites...

Gah. I'm just being silly. Let it go already!

Quizzes

Jan. 8th, 2003 10:33 am
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First off, congrats to Rhi! Yay! I'm so happy :)

And now, quizzes:
Cut out because Boni glared at me... )

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