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Anything to do with Sailor Moon/PGSM, Jem and the Holograms (80's cartoon), 7th Heaven, or Full House. I also love cats, babies/children, and food and nature photography. :)


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We got back from PA safely last week.  Grandmom's funeral was beautiful.  Her sister, nieces, and nephews, a couple friends of hers, as well as a friend of my step-dad and her daughter (who had never even met Grandmom) and a friend/former co-worker of my mom's showed up and it was great seeing them again after such a long time, despite the circumstances.  There was no viewing, just a memorial service and a lunch thing at some banquet hall.  

Got to meet my grandpa's dogs Duchess and Milo and his cat Millie and OMG they were so cute!  The dogs barked at everyone except my mom at first, and the cat was unsure of me, but they quickly couldn't get enough of us.  I loved playing with them. Duchess was oddly afraid of my brother though.  I guess she wasn't used to people flapping their hands like he does when he's overstimulated.  That and my brother is terrified of dogs, so maybe his body language when she went near him scared her off too.

We initially stayed in a condo at a resort in the Poconos where my grandpa and aunt live (and my aunt works at the resort), then the day before the memorial service, we drove to Philadelphia and went to a hotel. I stayed with my aunt and grandpa that night and reunited with my mom and siblings at the service and stayed with them at another hotel.  I missed the food in Philly so much. My grandpa, aunt, and I ordered Chinese food which was really good.  We really pigged out.  lol  On the last night, my mom ordered from some pizza place I can't remember the name of.  I had a grilled veggie sandwich with provolone, a slice of NY cheesecake, and a Rita's mango water ice with vanilla and strawberry custard.  Yum!  Sure beats our road trip diet of crackers, chips, Lunchables, and gas station treats (one had a Pizza Hut Express that had pizza and chicken wings, and the pizza sucked.  My brother liked the wings though).  We had McDonald's a couple times too.

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Our trip home was okay until we hit bumper to bumper traffic in northern VA.  It delayed us for like 30 minutes to an hour.  It sucked!  People were being total assholes and trying to cut in front of us too (no turn signals!).  Philly traffic is bad, but this pissed me and my mom off more.  

We got home at like 1:00 or 1:30 AM last Sunday though, after stopping at McDonald's drive through a few miles from home for a late night dinner.  

Things have been kinda boring since we've been home.  I'm still really missing Grandmom and I think I'm starting to get either a sinus infection or some kind of virus because my nose has been stuffy and I'm a little dizzy and have a migraine off and on. Sniffing pumpkin pie spice and taking Mucinex has been helping.
  • Reading: Jem fanfiction
  • Watching: CSI: Miami season 2
  • Eating: Garden Vegetable flavored crackers
  • Drinking: Water
This is an update I was hoping I would never have to write.  Grandmom passed away this morning.  :'(  She had been doing pretty well after her surgery, but she took a turn for the worse and had to go back to the hospital.  She was in a lot of pain and feeling really sick.  We found out she had gallstones and the doctors wanted to do surgery, but she was already so weak that they didn't think she'd survive it and she had a DNR, so they had her on meds to make her comfortable and she just couldn't fight anymore.

Please keep our family in your thoughts!

R.I.P.  Mary M. AKA Grandmom (9/19/1935 - 5/30/2016)  [I am not revealing her last name here for privacy reasons].  Until we meet again...
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This is just for fun...for now!  lol  My last name is three syllables and is a very common one.   Some of the names reflect my Irish/Latvian heritage, but others I chose either in honor of family and friends or because I just really like them.  Note that I didn't list names like Audrey, Rosalie, Daniel, Eric, etc...  I like those names.  They are timeless classics, but they are too popular.  Another name I love is Athena, but it's risen so rapidly in the last few years and has broken the into top 200.

Feel free to make suggestions, but please no Marie, Lynn, Grace, Paige, or Faith for middle names and nothing overly common (no top 200's) as a first name.

Reason behind my choices:

Lilia Genevieve - Lilia and Genevieve are two of my favorite names and I love how they sound together.  I also love the Latvian spelling Lilija, but because of pronunciation issues, I decided to stick with Lilia.  J is pronounced like a Y in Latvian.

Lilia Janet - Janet is in honor of my mom and Grandmom's late best friend/my mom's godmother.

Paulina Rose - I knew a girl named Paulina when I was in 5th grade.  She was from Poland and I just fell in love with the name.  I had never heard it before then and while it's more familiar now, it's not that common in the US.  Rose is a generic middle name, but it honors Grandmom's cousin.

Maia Elizabeth - I love Greek and Roman mythology names and Maia has a similar feel to Grandmom's name Mary.  Elizabeth is another generic middle, but it honors Grandmom's sister and is my mom's confirmation name.

Zoya Elizabeth - Zoya is one of my favorite Danielle Steel novels and it fits with my heritage, except I spelled it the Russian way instead of its Latvian form Zoja because of pronunciation issues. 

Stephanie Anne Elizabeth - Stephanie honors a family friend/former neighbor.  She's in her 70's or early 80's now and has always been very sweet to us.  Anne is in honor/memory of Anne Frank.

Stephanie Margaret - Margaret is Grandmom's confirmation name.

Geneva Catherine Rose - Love the nicknames Eve and Evie.  Catherine is a name I just like.

Irena Judith -  Love Slavic names, and Judith is in honor/memory of late child actress Judith Barsi (Ducky in The Land Before Time and Anne Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven).

Vera Emily Josephine - Josephine is in honor/memory of my great-uncle Joey (Joseph) who died of lung cancer ten years ago.

Katarina/Katerina - See my comment on Irena.  Not sure on a middle name.

Noelle - One of my all-time favorites.  I wouldn't name a child Noelle if she was born on Christmas though.

Amara - Is it too close to my real name (Amanda)?  I love the meaning of it, "eternal" and it's a name that I think will age well.

Thea Rose - Thea was Judith Barsi's character's name in Jaws the Revenge and I always thought it was pretty.  It's rising quickly though. I'm just hoping it doesn't get into the top 200 next year.

Arielle - It's pretty.  Enough said.

Martina - Honors one of my favorite singers Martina McBride.

Eamon William - Eamon is an Irish name that is uncommon here in the US.  William honors my maternal grandfather and brother. Eamon was at the top of my list for quite a while, but it's recently been moved down because it sounds very similar to the trendy  -aiden names (Aidan/Aiden, Jayden, Caden, Brayden, Hayden) and it could be misunderstood.

Rhys Alfred - Reese is now more popular for girls so I don't feel right using it for a boy, but I like Rhys because it is more true to my heritage (It's actually Welsh, but popular in Ireland, Scotland, and England too).  Alfred honors my great-uncle and late great-grandfather on my dad's side.

Which ones from my list do you like?  What are some of your favorite names?
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Hi! Nice to meet you! I am an Irish-Latvian girl living in Florida. I'm nice, but very shy until I get to know you, and even then I'm still kind of shy at times. I hope to be a pastry chef, or have my own home bakery, daycare, or photography business and live in the San Francisco Bay area (or some other city) someday.

Facts about me:

1. I am mix-handed. I write and eat mostly with my left, but throw, bat, and use scissors with my right. I am right eye dominant.
2. I am mostly a vegetarian. I don't eat meat, but I do eat dairy products, and occasionally eggs, shrimp (or other shellfish), or sushi.
3. My favorite colors are green and blue.
4. My birthday is September 16th.
5. I have Social Anxiety Disorder.
6. My favorite kinds of music: Classic rock/Oldies, J-Pop, Pop, 70s, 80s, 90s, Country (particularly Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, and Lonestar) and some Disco. I hate Rap, Opera, Heavy Metal, and Screamo.
7. I am obsessed with baby names, even the names of celebrity babies and especially Latvian, Japanese, and Russian names. I dislike anything too over the top (Sha-Diamond, Shatoya, Shithead [sha-teed], Female [like tamale, but with an F], etc...) or trendy/tacky (Nevaeh, Addison, -aiden names, names of cars, liquor, or cutesy names you would give to pets). I like something that's still relatively uncommon in the US, but still classy.
8. I collect coffee/tea mugs.
9. I am learning ASL, Japanese, Latvian, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Greek, and Hebrew. Not very good at them, but I've only been studying them for a short time, with the exception of Japanese (been studying off and on for about 10 years, and I also don't remember things well, so I still suck. lol), so give me a break. XD If you want to help me practice, feel free.
10. I am a forensics/crime solving junkie. I watch and read a lot of crime stuff, and I even look into unsolved cases online and do a little criminal profiling. I hate seeing crimes go unsolved, especially if they involve kids.

Some of my favorite shows:

Jem and the Holograms
7th Heaven
America's Funniest Home Videos (Bob Saget version)
Tenchi Muyo/Tenchi Universe/Tenchi in Tokyo
CSI: Miami
Full House
Sailor Moon/PGSM
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Deadly Women (Yes, I'm addicted to Investigation Discovery channel!)
Mermaid Melody/Mermaid Melody PURE
Fruits Basket
South Park
The Simpsons (pre-season 10)
Family Guy
Buzzer Beat
Mop Girl
1 Litre of Tears
E.R. (earlier seasons, but I did like John Stamos' character when he was on it)
Strong Medicine
Forensic Files

My ships:

Rei/Minako (PGSM)
Makoto/Motoki (PGSM)
Ami/Nephrite (PGSM)
Jerrica/Rio (Jem)
Kimber/Sean (Jem)
Aja/Craig (Jem)
Shana/Anthony (Jem)
Lucy/Kevin (7th Heaven)
Matt/Sarah (7th Heaven)
Eric/Calleigh (CSI: Miami)
Ryoko/Tenchi (Tenchi Muyo)
Kiyone/Tenchi (Tenchi Muyo. I ship almost anything in this fandom)
Ryo-Ohki/Ken-Ohki (Tenchi Muyo)
Rei/Yūichirou (Sailor Moon)
Usagi/Mamoru (Sailor Moon/PGSM)
Minako/Yaten (Sailor Moon)
Seiya/Kakyuu (Sailor Moon)
Ami/Taiki (Sailor Moon)
Haruka/Michiru (Sailor Moon)
Misato/Kaji (Evangelion)
Shinji/Asuka (Evangelion)
Sango/Miroku (Inuyasha)
Kohaku/Rin (Inuyasha)
Sesshomaru/Kagura (Inuyasha)
Tohru/Kyo (Fruits Basket)
Hiro/Kisa (Fruits Basket)
Rina/Masahiro (Mermaid Melody PURE)
Lucia/Kaito (Mermaid Melody)
Hippo/Yuuri (Mermaid Melody)
Hanon/Nagisa (Mermaid Melody PURE)
Sara/Gaito (Mermaid Melody)
Jesse/Rebecca (Full House)
DJ/Steve (Full House)
Danny/Vicky (Full House)
Aaron/Michelle (Full House)
Teddy/Michelle (Full House)
Riko/Naoki (Buzzer Beat)
Mai/Shuji (Buzzer Beat)

I currently write for the Sailor Moon, PGSM, Jem, Full House, Buzzer Beat, Mermaid Melody, and InuYasha fandoms, but I might write for some of the others eventually. I just don't know what to write yet. lol

Activity…  Starting up a Jem fan group!  Feel free to stop by and post stuff.  :)
Dying from laughing so hard.  XD
Another boring Perfect for coming up with more fic ideas and binge watching some ER DVDs I borrowed from the library...and Jem too!  :D
Still working on Jem fic series, Jem girls/boys. Sorry for the long wait! Writer's block sucks, doesn't it?  lol Having fun with the project though.  :)  
Outrageous! :D  I'd really love to see my fellow Jem fans take some of these on.  lol…
Does anyone know how to rip the special features from the Jem and the Holograms DVDs and email them as a zip file? My DVDs don't have them (they're the cheaper Walmart version which doesn't have any bonus materials and I can't afford the ones on Amazon because they're over $100 and I'm poor and still jobless right now.  lol) and I really would love to have a copy of them, especially the Jem bible.

WTF is with all the spam links on Tumblr lately? I'm looking through my tags for more Jem posts and those fuckers are driving me nuts. Not seeing many on my dashboard or any at all in my inbox though. Fingers crossed.

Dear stupid spammers, 
I do not want to see your creepy links. You suck!

- Me

Merry Christmas, everyone! :)  Pusheen Nomnom Popcorn Plz 
Anyone up for co-writing some Jem fan-fiction with me?  Message me for details!  :)
Hey guys!  I'm looking for a beta to help me with my Jem fic.  I need help phrasing things and fixing up my sentence structure.  I have lots of good ideas in my head, but I'm not good at putting them into words.  Articulating is one of my biggest weak points when it comes to speaking or writing. Comment if interested!
lol The Jem cartoon has this band in it called the Limp Lizards.  o.O Pretty interesting how they let that fly past the radar, considering that 'lizard' is slang for a certain body part.  :P Another thing that somehow got past the radar:  The first couple lines in the Holograms' song "Who is he kissing?"  XD Not that I mind, though.  Jem is awesome.  :)
Does anyone here know how to make Jem and the Holograms (cartoon series) screen caps for all the episodes?  VLC only lets me take one shot at a time, which would take forever.  I have no patience for that.  lol
First chapter of my Jem and the Holograms fic is almost completely planned out.  A little bit more fleshing out and I'll officially start writing the fic itself. Outrageous!  :D  Any ideas you wanna suggest for it, feel free to hit me up.

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Thank you for the faves, as always!
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many thanks for faving....
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Thank you for the fave again!
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