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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
27 July 2014 @ 08:08 pm
My name is Lara. I love Joy Division, which is totally the most important thing about me. You should also know I am quite sarcastic without having a firm understanding of sarcasm. True story.

I was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Kalispell, Montana (AKA HELL), moved to Melbourne Australia in 2003, and Christchurch New Zealand in 2010. I studied half a Bachelor of Fine Arts~Theatre Studies in University before switching to German so I could study abroad in Vienna (2001). Hence, I have studied English, German and Latin at a University level. I have a postgrad diploma in primary teaching and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Canterbury.

I work as a youth worker at an agency focusing on supporting people who experience family violence. I love my job and the people I get to meet and work with through it.

I'll add anyone to my f-list if they ask, so feel free! I spend most of my time writing, talking about writing, or thinking about writing while watching Most Haunted or something Tim Minchin, Hugh Jackman or Dylan Moran related. Or singing. I love singing, and I'm actually good, which tends to help! I can play the flute and the piccolo, the guitar and the ukulele, and I used to play the viola but then I sold it to a 3-fingered man. True story.

A very important thing to know, is that I ramble. So there is more under here!Collapse )

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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
08 January 2016 @ 11:01 pm

I miss what it used to be :|
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
29 March 2013 @ 12:52 pm
Don't usually write here any more because the new layout his horrible and I hate it.

BUT Doctor Who series 7 continues in 2 days and I am VERY EXCITED!

Also there are lake trips happening in 3 days and that will be glorious. Nice break before more health tests I want to slam my head into walls about.

Stupid health tests.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
29 January 2013 @ 01:43 am
Re-installed Sims 3 and now all I can do is make my own characters in it and then play them because apparently it's less effort than writing.

I think I am re-defining lazy. I'm sick and have been for nearly two years now so this is hardly all my fault, but sheesus.

I need to re-install Sims Medieval but I am forever upset I lost my lovely Patrick/John and George/Sebastian sims. THEY WERE PERFECT fffff. But considering my game files were the only thing I lost when my computer's harddrive failed, I can hardly complain too much.

(but they were so perfect and I loved them, dammit. And Patrick was a bard and he played music and John got all swoony. And George was a spy and Sebastian was a knight and they went on quests together)

Eventually I will do something that isn't Sims. Maybe. Well tomorrow I am going to roast a chicken for only me. My housemates are gone, I am not just going to keep them away from it. That would be rude. Thank goodness I have an appointment on Wednesday or I might not leave the house at all this week. Which is actually fine, but being exhausted AND restless sucks my ass.

Current Mood: lazylazy
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23 November 2012 @ 02:34 pm
My harddrive ended up dying so I had it repaired and now I have a shiny new harddrive! It's speedier and awesome and I am so pleased to have my big laptop back since my little one was annoying me. Hurrah.

Had a sleep test. Slept with tubes up my nose and about seven things strapped to me. It was a little ridiculous. Results should come back soon.

Also now that the importer on DreamWidth has been fixed, I imported this journal and my important character journals over there. As well as Darker London which took forever. Because LJ is a shithead.

Everything else is quiet and awesome.
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
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I just talked myself out of the sexiest shoes. They would have made me nearly seven feet tall, no exaggeration. But what I need if I am going to interviews are sensible shoes not LOOK I AM AN AMAZON.



This is what I get for being an adult. Why can't I have the shoes I would legitimately wear nowhere?! Stupid logic. Humph.

They looked so good on me, you guys. I never used to wear heels because first of all I am six feet tall and I worry about towering over people, and secondly I am...uncoordinated is a nice way of putting it. But heels which are not spikey I can handle walking in. And they make my legs look awesome.

Maybe if I get a position I can get sexy shoes which are completely impractical and make me a giant. I dream big, y'all. So today instead of shoes, I bought grape soda so I could indulge in a little American nostalgia.

Nostalgia apparently tastes like grapey ass.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
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12 August 2012 @ 10:52 pm
Just went to see Men in Tutus and it was AMAZING. The second half of the show was Swan Lake and it was hilarious and perfect. And Laura bought the DVD so we can see it again while not soaked. Because apparently New Zealand decided that today would be the best day to piss down rain. It's like a deluge out there. There is a sea in the backyard. And Echo is outside so I reckon she's Icky the Loch LFoD Monster.

Had Chinese food for tea and now there is Aliens, tea, Ariadne in my lap, and a Laura! Today is awesome!
Current Mood: happyhappy
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07 August 2012 @ 05:40 pm
I have my computer back! It is awesome and really quite big and strange. And I keep forgetting I can sign on to AIM. Oops.

Two volcanoes erupted in two days over here in Middle Earth. Oh, New Zealand. Just calm down a little, will you? There are another two on alert now. This is all up on the North Island and I live in the South Island. But it's still all kinds of fun! No ash has made it very far yet, but they keep warning that this could lead to months of volcanic activity. Poor North Island!

Let's see, what else is happening? On Sunday Laura and I are going to Men in Tutus and I am so excited :D We are going out for Moroccan food first and I am very much looking forward to it. When I told my mother I was going to see Men in Tutus she was like "Is that like that stripper film?" Oh, mother. No no. She is pretty adorable though!

Alison is really quite close to me. That is all. (She is reaching for carrots...)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
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02 August 2012 @ 11:21 pm
Feeling energetic enough to write but no one is around. WOE. Clearly I shall solve this by updating most of my Strays characters and refreshing to see if I get replies until I eventually fall asleep! Stupid random!energy. I got so tired after changing my sheets and making my bed today that I had to take a nap.

In summary, chronic fatigue sucks and I wish I could like hear back from the damn hospital about what step to take next but being on the waiting list does mean waiting. HUMPH.

BUT. The guy who is fixing my computer finally got the new LCD panel he was waiting for and so now he can install it and make sure it works. He says I should have my computer by Monday. Which OH MY GOD, REALLY?! YAY YAY YAY! I can go back on AIM and type without having to fix every second word!

You guys. I can play Sims. ;)
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
30 July 2012 @ 05:48 pm
I was reading my usual Irish news online site which is more Irish-American than actually Irish. I read it for roleplay, shut up. But anyway I stumbled across an article that made me smile.

They are doing an exhibit of Irish immigration to Montana in Cork!

Now my family immigrated to New York, but my step-father's family is also Irish and they immigrated to Anaconda. Most of them then moved to Helena, but I think this is awesome. Especially since one of the US' biggest St Patrick's Day parades is in Butte, Montana because it was a major Irish settlement. It's in the middle of buttfuck nowhere but goddammit, they drink green beer and have street fights on March 17th. No. Really. Every year they arrest huge amounts of people for being idiots after the parade and too much drinking. It even has a mention on wiki on the Saint Patrick's Day PAGE.

Anyway, I just thought this was really awesome. Montana gets overlooked a lot because hardly anyone lives there. Hell, some Americans don't even know where it is despite the fact that it is the 4th largest state. It's the size of GERMANY. Makes me happy.
Current Mood: contentcontent
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28 July 2012 @ 11:02 pm
Birthday party with a 3-D TARDIS cake is awesome! This entire year was a Doctor Who year. I got a pen with a floating TARDIS, a TARDIS mug and a sonic screwdriver flashlight. The ninth/tenth doctor's of course. While Three is my favourite, his sonic screwdriver was this weird thing with red and yellow bits and it whirled and I did not love it. And Eleven's is wanky-doodle-dandy.

The most impressive part of this though is that I just lasted from 7-11pm at a party. Being social. And I have only retired to my room because I am tired now. But I talked and I was SO charming. Hurrah!

TARDIS cake!

(All my Doctor Who icons have been deactivated because my subscription to extra userpics ran out dammit!)
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
15 July 2012 @ 02:50 am
It's my birthday, hurrah!

Izzy is over and we just watched two series of IT Crowd. I think it fried my brain a little, but hey it's all good! Now we are lying around and watching Easy A. I love Emma Stone soooo much.

It's been a while but I want to start posting here again more, even if LJ is such a bitch.

A while back my computer's LCD screen was broken, but it's finally getting fixed and I am so excited. I am so sick of using this tiny thing. It is unfun to type on! And I miss my Sims. It should be ready soon. And on Monday we are going to Drexel's for birthday breakfast and I am excited. Drexel's is amaaazing.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
22 April 2012 @ 03:33 am
First time since I was 14.

He is with my grandmother, helping her in the wake of my grandpa's death.

Dad lives in South Carolina now and his Southern accent is back and it was so strange to hear. So different from when I was growing up. Much more like my grandparent's voices mixed with my brother's. That was weird. When I first heard him I was like "Boy? Why are you in Florida?!" but then he was all Southern and awkward.

We had a conversation. An actual conversation, and it was strangely nice. I'm not expecting too much because I don't feel like getting my hopes up and having them all dashed to pieces, but it was nice to talk to him and not feel such anger towards someone who isn't even in my life any more.

He said he was proud of me. I rather liked that.

Imma eat my McDonald's and watch a lot of crap.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
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17 April 2012 @ 12:18 pm
Last night I had a dream my grandpa died. Followed by my lovely Auntie Ann being diagnosed with some horrible thing blah.

Less than an hour ago my sister called and said my grandpa had died. I knew it had to be bad when my sister was on the phone. (♥) He had a stroke in his sleep and died without really waking up which is good. I haven't seen him since I was about 15 though I talked to him a little in 2010 right before I moved here. He was a lovely and funny guy when I was younger but I have basically already grieved for losing him from my life. So this feels weird. I mean this is the man who survived a tree falling on him.

I called my grandmother. I saw her much more recently during a visit to my sister's house and again talked to her in 2010. She sounded not great, and understandably so since she was with him for over 60 years. It was actually a good talk, despite me fearing it would be really awkward. She sounded a little better by the end of it, though how long that lasts, who knows. I feel...numbysad. That's a thing. But I'm going to send my grandma a letter and some pictures. I hope it cheers her up. She said she always wanted to see New Zealand so I'll get some pictures printed of the places around here too.

If it turns out my aunt is really sick, I will be so pissed off. I am pretty sure my subconscious made up the disease though, so we might be fine.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
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16 April 2012 @ 05:13 pm
People keep trying to date me. It's really awkward. I'm trying to be subtle and nice about it but arrgghhhh take a hint. The strange thing is I always get texts from her when I am texting someone else. And as I rarely use my phone, it's like she's watching me, and she knows when I have my phone in my hand and then she texts RIGHT THEN just to get in there! I almost dropped my phone in shock yesterday when I was texting Alison something and BAM. Happened again after a week of silence. Message from her.

*Twilight Zone theme song*

But other than stalky phone times, the past few days have been awesome! And I threw up in a park, so that goes to show they were pretty eventful (before anyone assumes anything alcohol was not involved. Just my body being special). I also got new shoes and spent 12 hours yesterday sleeping! But our kitchen has new paint and the wall dude says the wallpaper in the lounge might be done by Wednesday. Then we can put our new sexy curtains up!

My legs hurt from spending a half an hour walking on a trail. Ahahhaha fail!fitness!

EDIT: Random dog just came over and chased the cats all around. Reminds me of the time we let fake!Jet in and he ate Lewi's sandwich and knocked over a bunch of stuff before we realised it wasn't Jet and we felt all violated because some stranger dog had come in and messed everything up.
Current Mood: confusedconfused
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07 April 2012 @ 10:49 pm
Tried to play fetch with Echo today but she just stared at me like I was insane and then chased the soda lid I had thrown for her underneath the bookcase. Little scrapper.

Helios got into something ashy because he came inside yesterday with black paws. And he is a delicate-peach-coloured boy with bright white paws. So something was up there! He had a smudge on his nose too. Adorable! His paws are grey now and I think he needs a bath.

As for Ariadne, she curled up on my pillow last night and then inserted her tail into my mouth as I was cooing at her and telling her how adorable she is. Thanks, girl.

In non-cat news, Good Friday dinner was awesome and I made key lime pie. The recipe was super-easy and it turned out really nicely! I might put a little more lime in it next time, but it was delicious! And Alison roasted chickens and we played Drawception and it was pretty brilliant. Hurrah.

Then there was an aftershock, but I'm going to pretend I didn't notice.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
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06 April 2012 @ 04:46 pm
I've been posting most things on my Tumblr recently. I have become so disenchanted with LJ. I miss the old days!

Moving on, things have been good lately. Our house is going to be fixed up soon so all the earthquake cracks will be filled in and covered over. We get new wallpaper and paint and the landlords are getting new curtains too. Our living room is going to be sooooo pretty! Of course this does mean moving all of our crap out of half of the house so the builders can do work there but cest la vie. I am so looking forward to things getting fixed up. So. You know. Fingers crossed no more big earthquakes after that because fixing it twice would be a pain in the ass. Yeah, Lara, fixing the wallpaper is the biggest consequence of big earthquakes. *sigh* I think they're fixing the crack in the foundation as well! There is an annoying bump in the kitchen they AREN'T fixing which isn't great. But they seemed to think it was just fine.

Meds are nice. And I am able to get through most days without having to collapse and nap so that is a good sign. I still feel exhausted all the time, but I am sleeping less. So maybe this chronic fatigue is on it's way out.

I think the biggest things I did lately were to go to a Roman repast with the housemates. It was so good and a lot of fun. The next day Alison and I toured Antonio Hall, which is this amazing and run-down house in Christchurch. Part of it was destroyed in the earthquakes but we got to go in to the newer bits which held up fine. Of course they have been destroyed by time and people squatting there, but it was amazing to tour through. I love urban decay. www.antoniohall.org.nz And if you live in Christchurch you can arrange a tour there. It's a special request kind of thing but they will work with you! And I am SO glad I got to do it.

Now it is Good Friday so I should go start making things for our dinner.
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
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06 March 2012 @ 04:36 am
I had a little brain power today, hurrah!

Tomorrow I have to do medication-getting and grocery shopping and adult-being which is like such a total drag, you guys. But today I did writing and talking and being silly. And I ate a chocolate self-saucing pudding which I had never had before. Peter made it and it was awesome! And Woot made satay chicken which was delightful.

Here's hoping my brain power continues until tomorrow while I run my errands.

But whatever. I got this in the mail today. So pretty.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
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21 February 2012 @ 12:08 am
Today was like...the best day ever. My ribs hurt from laughing and my cheeks are sore from smiling.

Ness should have birthdays every day :D <3

Too tired for details, but I am just so happy!
Current Mood: happyHappyhappyhappyhappy
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10 February 2012 @ 09:52 am
So you know how when some people get old and boring all they talk about is their health?


Yesterday I got the results of the blood test I took two weeks ago. All the good things were positive and all the bad things were negative so that's good. Except that my folate levels were low. Apparently it happens in people with CFS. Normal levels are 170-600 and mine were at around 130. Apparently under 110 nerve damage can start happening so I'm glad they caught that! So they gave me a B12 shot. It was red and it felt like it was flooding my arm with pain when it went in, but I don't mind.

I had to have another blood test too. I don't even remember what all they are testing for this time except caeliac's disease or something to do with it. Really though, all the tests are good. Making sure everything is working is handy and they wouldn't have caught this folate thing if it weren't for the tests!

Hopefully the B12 and the high dose vitamin D I am on will start to give me some kind of improvement. I am still too tired to write anything not personal, which makes me sad! It's my escape but I can't focus on it! And then I fall asleep. Apparently I talked to Alison in my sleep yesterday. Oops!

And really, my mood is awesome. So I can't complain about that! With all this going on, I still feel lovely mood-wise. And that's so great.
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
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10 February 2012 @ 09:26 am
I just had a dream that I was watching a zombie movie in my childhood home which doesn't even belong to us any more. But in the dream it did. And the movie was SET in my childhood home. The movie-makers had scouted the location and filmed part of it there, lalala.

So in the movie apparently zombies couldn't eat people in the country unless they had permission or they were in a special field. I DON'T KNOW! So they broke into my garage while the main character was getting wood for the fireplace over on my side of the house. The zombies couldn't eat the main character so they ATE MY CAT! Well, Binky was actually my sister's cat and our family had him from when I was about 7 until I was 24ish when he died of old age. He was in the garage and the zombies ate him. And I'm watching this movie IN THAT HOUSE so I had to run down the stairs and make sure he was okay. Apparently the filmmakers wanted to incorporate Binky into the movie. WHO KNOWS WHY. Binky was a one-eyed, crooked-jawed awesomekitty who had been hit by a car and was still badass. So I suppose having him killed by zombies in a movie IS pretty fitting for his awesomeness. And then I was all blogging, "that awkward moment when watching a zombie movie set in your house and zombies eat your cat". Yeah. Because that happens all the time.

Naomi Watts was also in the movie. And then the main guy was all cutting her head off and then someone knocked on my door and I woke up because my carpet arrived. It matches my drapes.

Current Mood: confusedconfused
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08 February 2012 @ 07:29 pm
I had energy yesterday so I cleaned my room and did dishes and shopping (twice!) and then I was social with people who came over.

Today I am paying for it because I have spent the entire day in bed sleeping on and off. I am still so tired I could sleep more but I just had a 4 hour nap after being awake only for an hour after the two hour nap I took before that.

I regret nothing though. My room makes me so happy. It's gorgeous and it's mine and I love it. I still have to dust and vacuum before I put the rug I ordered in, but it looks so good anyway. It's the little things! ;)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
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02 February 2012 @ 01:08 am
I got black curtains and put them up so I could finally say goodbye to the pink ones. Ness can have her curtains back! Though really we should wash those...

But YAY BLACK CURTAINS! They are JUST long enough to reach the windowsill but hush! I love them :D And they look amazing with my purple lights over them. I also bought a very cheap but very nice shirt (we were at the warehouse, this entire purchase was pretty darn cheap) and the shirt not only suits me, but I look hot in it.


Other things in the list of awesome that is today? Watching movies with my Leah, and Dirty Life coming back. I am going to write some Nicholas and Hannah SO hardcore! Eeeiiiii!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
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31 January 2012 @ 06:31 pm
I'm too tired to go into detail at the moment because CFS is a bitch and a half, but upping my dose of meds to deal with more than just the anxiety is the best thing I have ever done in my life.

Holy shit. How I suddenly feel is indescribable. I can cope. I am not stressing 24/7. I feel peaceful and relieved in a way I don't actually think I ever have. I didn't actually know it was possible to feel like this.

So basically? Anti-depressants are amazing. Seriously.
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
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25 January 2012 @ 08:49 pm
My house mates are currently hanging out at a Dresden Dolls soundcheck. I am so excited for them. Then they will be at the concert which I am not going to because I don't really enjoy concerts. I did go to the ninja gig yesterday though and it was awesome. My favourite part was actually talking to Hera but shhh. It was AWESOME and I got some kickass photos.

I have to go to the doctor tomorrow for more blood tests just to make sure everything is still okay in the face of this fatigue. Then I am sending off like 5 applications. Today my doctor upped my does of citalopram so I can fight the depression as well as the anxiety. Of course the first week after you mess with meds is always crappy. I might wait until tomorrow after I get the blood test so I don't panic about leaving the house. At least needles don't bother me! But no reason to make myself feel worse before attempting to arrange things. Blah.

I have a cold so I am currently lamenting that I can't sing! Yesterday in an attempt not to spread my disease to Amanda Palmer I told her no hugs and so she headbutted my hip. It was amusing. I wouldn't hug Hera either so she airhugged me!

Hopefully I'll get myself sorted soon. I have a doctor note for sickness benefit. So now I just have to send it in.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Floreeennnnnce!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
23 January 2012 @ 12:07 am
Been avoiding my journal because LJ pisses me off. So here's a quick update:

Back in New Zealand. Being in the US and avoiding real life was awesome. Now I have to do actual decisions though. Calling WINZ tomorrow to look in to going on disability for chronic fatigue since I still completely crash out of nowhere and just can't do anything. Then I need to up my meds because being sick for so long is depressing and what I'm on isn't enough any more.

Also I have a cold which I am sure I got from the plane.

BUT I am back with my kitties and my housemates. They are such lovely people. I couldn't ask for better people to be with while I slog my way through this.

Once I figure out what I am doing next year, then I need to just get better. Because really? I'd like my life to continue and it feels like it has just stalled. I don't like it.
Current Mood: sicksick
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02 January 2012 @ 07:53 am
My sister and her family are leaving and I'm totally bummed because they're basically my favourite everything.

I thought I would get some things done today after they left because I wouldn't have as many people occupying my time. But I woke up this morning shaky and sick. My hands always shake, but they're doing so visibly. And my kneecaps are shaking. Which is a really weird feeling. I can't tell if it's bloodsugar or extreme tiredness or something else. But basically blah to the extreme.

And I am not pleased to see more more more shaking in Christchurch as well. Dammit.
Current Mood: sicksick
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01 January 2012 @ 11:38 am
It's already 2012 where I live. Here in Montana it's still 2011, but only for a few more hours.

These last few days with my family have been perfect. Yesterday I bought sheet music for Malik and we wandered around, talking. I played games with them all. Kelly keeps asking me to tell stories because apparently I'm hilarious. My aunt is here too, which is awesome. And oh oh, Malik had to do this project on 12 Angry Men for his English class. So he wrote, played and recorded a song in like an hour. And it was awesome. So incredibly creative, it's ridiculous.

I can't wait for 2011 to get the heck out. Here's to 2012 not consisting of jumping from one natural disaster to the next, combined with personal disasters that never seem to end. But really, I wouldn't change these last few days for anything. If 2011 always ended this way, I would slog through it again and again.

My family is amazing.
Current Mood: lovedloved
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27 December 2011 @ 11:04 am
Last night I went to bed at 7 pm and woke up around 2 am. I watched the Doctor Who Christmas Special (and cried my eyes out at the end of it <3) and then fell asleep again. My mother just came to wake me up. It's 3 pm.


Stupid chronic fatigue.

But Christmas was lovely! And I had a dream that the girls and Woot and I moved into a new flat (I don't know why...) and it was haunted by these protective ghosts. And there was a stream in the backyard. And the kitchen was awesome. But you know, I AM rather partial to the LFoD so I don't know why I keep dreaming that the girls and Woot and I go apartment hunting. I think it's just because I like buildings.

I blame www.foxtons.co.uk No. Really.
Current Mood: awakeawake
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26 December 2011 @ 11:13 am
I just watched Casanova with David Tennant in it. BRILLIANT even if the timeline is all muddled. Now I want to watch the version with Heath Ledger to compare them. And I downloaded his memoirs to read on my Kindle App.

At the beginning of the translation there is a note that says, "Caution, these works are not intended for children and may outrage readers who are also offended by Chaucer, La Fontaine and the Old Testament."


If you're offended by the Bible, DON'T READ ABOUT CASANOVA'S SEXINGS. I suppose they DO have a point; if not a weird one.

Oh and Merry Christmas :)
Current Mood: amusedamused
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23 December 2011 @ 04:03 pm
More huge earthquakes in Christchurch. I'm not there at the moment, and I don't like it though my mother is pleased. My cats and friends and house are okay. I think some things broke in our kitchen but not too much.

So there that is. 5.8, 5.3 and then a 6.0 Hrrgghhh.
Current Mood: worriedworried
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21 December 2011 @ 10:27 pm
Finally finished all the Doctor Who though there is a new one on Christmas day. But then after that I have to wait for the new series at the end of 2012. And then I decided to watch David Tennant's video diaries of his last days on set and he's so emotional and that wasn't a brilliant idea. I feel a bit bereft which is ridiculous. Ah, first world problems. It just fills me with such nostalgia to watch, and the new series was brought back to life so well. I love that instead of restarting it, they continued it on. Makes me ridiculously happy, even when I am not fond of certain characters, or I a goggling over a story line. Or Mark freaking Gatiss has to write an episode where dolls stalk you. *shudder*

Oh, and I have decided that I will forgive the show for revealing the Doctor's name (though I don't think they will) if it is Stormageddon. But only in that instance. Stormy+Doctor=OTPP.

Tomorrow my mother and I are finishing Christmas shopping. I learned to crochet today too! In like...twenty minutes! But it hurts my hands so I couldn't do it for long. Still, I managed to help make a scarf for my niece and that is AWESOME. And speaking of my niece, my sister's family will be here on Thursday night and I am SO EXCITED! I can't wait eeeiiiii!

We also went to see my other niece's choir concert today and it was lovely. Though they sang Cat's in the Cradle. Which is just mean! Darn sentimental songs.

EDIT: THEY CHANGED THE COMMENTS AND I DON'T LIKE IT! Dammit, LJ, stop changing things!
Current Mood: awakeawake
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20 December 2011 @ 12:06 pm
I feel like I have been all over the universe today but we just went to buy yarn and stuff. Stupid chronic fatigue. My niece and her friend Tatum came over the other day and we had a BLAST and then I slept for like 14 hours. And they were only here from 2 to 8. Six hours of energy expenditure = 14 hours of sleep for recovery. Son of a biscuit.

And now I will go learn to crochet. And then I will write things because my soul needs expressing :D And then more sleep.

Oh. And stupid Silence in Doctor Who. Stupid, creepy, Silencey stupidheads. Ahem.

If they EVER reveal the Doctor's name, I will have a shitfit. I am not kidding.
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
I cut out the glass pieces for a bat today :D I will foil him and solder him tomorrow. He is purplely red and I enjoy him. I searched everywhere for easy Egyptian stained glass patterns to make Leah something though, and came up with zip. Poos.

I have finally started to like Amy Pond in Doctor Who. It only took a series and a half. At first she bored me and then she annoyed me and now I think she's okay. Mostly because Rory is there <3. I have mostly accepted Matt Smith as the doctor too. Don't get me wrong, he's brilliant. But it is all a matter of preference and he's not one of my favourites. Three and Ten still get those spots. And for me Smith is just below Tom Baker and just above Christoper Eccleston. But I don't dislike him like Colin Baker (FFFffffugh). I think one of the reviewers summed it up best when he said Matt Smith is a delight to watch and he plays the Doctor well, he just brings nothing new to the part. I agree, though I know there are others who do not. I just miss the depth of emotion Tennant showed on his face. Smith is much more into underplaying it, which is fine! I just prefer the other way. Though under the direction of Moffat, the entire series is different than it was under Davies. I miss having a connection to London. I also kind of miss when...like...storylines made sense. Even when Davies was at the helm his episodes were some of my favourite, but...WHAT EVEN?! His arcs are AMAZING but halfway unintelligible at times.

Also? I really want to hate River Song, but I don't. There was a moment a few episodes ago where she kissed Eleven for the first last time and her reaction- I started crying and then cursed at her for making me love her. Dammit.

And no one should ever let Richard Curtis write an episode ever again. That bastard always makes me cry. Well, okay not always because Blackadder didn't make me cry until the end of the fourth series, but I'm a sucker and the last shot of Vincent and the Doctor, just...man. AND Neil Gaiman's awesome episode made me weepy too. I loved it.
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
19 December 2011 @ 01:00 pm
I was in the crappiest mood (hormones lol) and then suddenly I'm all excited and happy. Thanks a lot, body. You're lovely.

BUT I am going to learn to crochet tomorrow! So I can make scarves! I so want a Doctor Who scarf homg. And we're going shopping for wool so my mother can make me some potholders and dish cloths for our LFoD kitchen. Also I am looking at the easy patterns for stained glass so I can start more projects. I have this gorgeous triple shamrock pattern I will make for me, but I am going to make that one at the class. I can do the easy ones in the basement. My mother set up a workshop because she's adorable. We're also looking for presents for the niece and nephews as well.

And then my sister and her family get here on Thursday. And on Friday I might go to Sherlock Holmes 2 with Maliky and Travis which yayyyy! I am so excited :D

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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
16 December 2011 @ 01:41 pm
I DID STAINED GLASS! And despite the fact that my hands shake like a mofo, I managed to complete my entire little butterfly in one class and she said it would probably take two. And the lady said it was really good! My shaky hands don't actually matter because you can always fix seams and grind the edges of glass so yay!

So next week I am going to start a stained glass shamrock. Predictable I may be, but husha your face. So now I want to make a little stained glass thingy for each of the housemates. Too bad I doubt I will be able to find an easy kakapo pattern for Alison ;) But I will find something! It's so fun too! I have no artistic skills so this is good. And you get to crack glass. >:D!

Anyway, Missoula with my Pants was awesome. We had a great time. We watched Supernatural and basically went out to eat at all the places we loved when we lived together. And we went to the Hickory Farms booth and Jayann bought a million sausages. Okay two, but they were huge. And I bought smoky cheese. And also mints. Anyway, it was a good time. And I managed to come home with like...dozens of candy canes. Stupid Wal-Mart.

But yay, stained glass! (I just wrote sainted. Dear LORD, Lara.)
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
11 December 2011 @ 07:12 pm
Homg. So I went to the second dance performance because Jayann was doing her solo piece, which was gorgeous. All ribbony and painty and deep and beautiful.

The first piece was a ballet, choreographed by the head of the department. It was based on a Japanese folktale and it was set to the Crane Wife songs by the Decemberists, as well as an instrumental piece. And it was absolutely breathtaking. I love ballet so much and it was so well done. Gorgeous.

And now I am soooo tired and there are more earthquakes in the world and ew! The earthquake was apparently three minutes long. Our thirty-second long one felt like an eternity. Shit, I think after a minute you would start to believe it might never stop. Terrifying.

Focus on ballet and sleep, Lara, sheesh.
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Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
11 December 2011 @ 12:29 pm
I'm in Missoula! Jayannpants lives here! She made cupcakes! She is a cupcake artist, I am not even kidding. She made lavender and lemon curd ones which homg. Her parents came to town and took us to breakfast at Paul's Pancake Parlour which sounds lame but dear GOD I love it so much yay.

I went to Jayann's dance performance and she was amazingly awesome. Beforehand, I had some time to kill so I walked around the University campus. I randomly went to the bookstore to see if my Laramie Dean was working so I could surprise him and make him make :O! face. He wasn't there, but randomly, my uncle Leo was. So I was like "Leo Gallagher! HEY!" and then we talked about my cousin Dylan who speaks Irish and is going back to Ireland in January. Leo was in Missoula for the Griz football game last night which they won so hard (GO GRIZ, RAWR). He was like "I haven't had a break in months so it was nice to come here and have some downtime." And I informed him that we were aware because we see him on the news every night. He's the county attorney, so he's always in the court...news...part. Anyway, it was nice and random to see him hanging out in my old University bookstore.

Also while Jayann was at nutcracker practice I was talking her teacher randomly and then to this man wearing a Vietnam vet hat who was in the waiting room who had overheard our conversation about New Zealand. He asked me "why are you in New Zealand, I've always wanted to go there" and mentally I was like "Lara, do not tell a Vietnam war veteran you don't like the US because of the blind patriotism..." So I kind of mumbled something about reasons. But seriously I had random conversations with people I don't know and didn't freak out.

Current Mood: goodgood
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
08 December 2011 @ 04:31 pm
Oh, Donna Noble. <3 I can't wait to watch it all again with Alison!

/Doctor Who

I have to do Christmas shopping for my niece and nephews. I should figure out what to get them! On Friday I am going to Missoula to spend a few days there with my Pants. It's a very timely visit. Her cat, Cassie just died of kidney failure. I am so crushed. When I was roommates with Jayann, Cassie lived there too. She was the cutest little Burmese. Once I was eating buffalo wings and she jumped up, stole one of the bones, and ran away from me. I ran after her and Jayann laughed so hard as we both charged into the room, her scrambling away and me yelling. Cassie was awesome. So tiny and ballsy. I was so looking forward to seeing her again. Such a lovely little girl <3
Current Mood: sadsad
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘
07 December 2011 @ 06:05 pm
My step-father has cleared out a large amount of the high wild grass just beyond the area of their backyard they turned into lawn. I finally asked today what the random flatted circle was for. Turns out he wants to make a...wait for it...seventy-foot wide shamrock out there. With wild yellow rosebushes at the edges of it.

Apparently in Belfast his...grandfather? I think it was his grandfather. Anyway some Gallagher dude dug up his wife's wild rose bushes and she told him not to because that was where the wee folk lived and they didn't like their home disturbed. He did it anyway. So the story is that the wee folk put a curse on the family. Something about first borns...something. Which apparently has seemed to have come true. So he wants to plant wild rose bushes for the wee folk. In a seventy-foot wide shamrock.

Just... <3

(This is what people do when they retire...)
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