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About Me

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.

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Doctor Who~Eleven Sad

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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.
Friday the 12th!

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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.

SOMEONE MAKE ME WRITE SOMETHING.
QI~David Tennant and Bill Bonkers Bailey

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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.
Noir~Scarlet Woman

This is mostly so when Bradford looks here there is something recent...

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.

But LOOK AT THEM!

Shoelust.

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.
Black Books Dylan Laughs!, Black Books HAHAHHA Brilliant

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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!
Dylan Moran French Cigarette

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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...)
DL Lavannah ~ Blower's Daughter

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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. ;)
Ireland~Kelley Crest

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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.