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Just a catch-up post - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
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Just a catch-up post
Experiencing the usual January doldrums - decorations down today thanks to BJ and now returning to a regular life, sans Christmas songs and movies (oth: don't you love DVD's so you can feel Christmassy anytime you want? *G*). Of course, I still have goodies to eat (waves at magician113) that will remind me of Christmas and New Year's Eve, 2011. *G*
But man, 2011 went out with a bang and many changes and even though the decorations are gone - one thing from the holidays remains: my new recliner! It took seven wonderful, generous women to get it and two men to deliver it and, as caarianna has said, the chair somehow makes my living room look bigger!!! Truly! I had two small black faux leather chairs with ottomans that my sister and brother-in-law purchased for when they used to visit but now there's only one (gave the other away to a sweet young college student who's been a big help to me and others in the complex) and in its place: A "Big and Tall" Recliner. So wouldn't you'd think it would dwarf the room? Yeah, me too, but nope, not at all. And as soon as I figure out how to download pics from my emergency cell, I'll post them so you can see the wonderful chair. Er...btw? Anyone know how to do that? Download phone pics??? I have a Motorola from Verizon. Wish I could send them to folks, but the phone plan is one of those 'lifeline' plans with no web or email, etc. But the camera works great! LOL!

Now that I'm spending so much time back online (you seven ladies may rue the day you made the chair possible! LOL), I'm getting SG1toCascade back up and active, which is fun. Even considering opening it up to new shows so many of us are now glued to (like White Collar, Suits, H50, etc.), so if you're a member, but maybe went to No Mail? Check us out again and weigh in on where you'd like to see the list go in order to open it back up for lively discussions and fictions! :)

I'm also actively writing again which means that alyjudescellar is back in business! That's my beta list and has always been open to anyone who wanted to see the process of writing and betaing, not to mention those who wanted to help me by betaing my 'stuff'. I just posted "Joy", a story I wrote for ts_secret_santa that needs betaing (talk about regressing back to old habits - my humble apologies to ts_secret_santa) before I load to alysbasement and ASR3 - and there are several more stories coming down the pike, like:

*A sequel to Wedding March
*A prequel to Burning Bright
(both of the above are for the same person - and she's been SO patient and
wonderful and I mean justmej)

*Finishing "The Shakespeare Series" (one more story to go that explains Blair and
the Furlings - and for those who haven't read this series, it's a xover with TS and
SG1 and I think it's only posted at the alpha gate, so can't be accessed if not a member. So far, I've yet to get it up at my fiction journal)

*Finishing a story called "Witness" posted for sentinel_thurs but never finished

*Finishing another story (posted in parts but also never finished forsentinel_thurs. It has a title that's changed as often as my hairdo but the final title will be "Sanity is Relative". The original title - at least for parts One, Two and Three was "To Read the Truth" and then, for reasons known only to God - and maybe Blair - I changed the title for parts 4 & 5 to "From the Very Un-Secret Journal of Blair Sandburg" - go figure.

So how is 2012 shaping up for you guys?


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knitty_woman From: knitty_woman Date: January 6th, 2012 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Aly - it occurs to me that if I send you a memory card with a small SD card with my photo, you can also insert the small card into your phone, copy the photos to it, then insert the small card into the larger one and copy them onto your computer (if that makes sense).
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)

I checked my phone and don't see

a slot for a memory card? Let me check with Verizon and see what I can find out, then I'll let you know, okay? And thank you for a such a great offer!
andeincascade From: andeincascade Date: January 6th, 2012 06:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Babe, I'd be up for some beta work and we still have to watch Love Actually. How is this weekend shaping up?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)

This weekend is clear

and just head over to the cellar at yahoo and post for betaing JOY. :)
snailbones From: snailbones Date: January 6th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's so lovely to have you back with us more... I missed you! *glomps*

Happy New Year!

alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Lord, it's so good to

be back, and for my usual amount of time! I've missed everyone so much. HAPPY NEW YEAR right back!
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alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Wow, they are!

I don't remember loading them! LOL! My GOD, being off the computer really has turned my brain to mush. :(
justmej From: justmej Date: January 6th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
So good to know your back..
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Feels so good, honey!

And you know what I want to say - *tips hat to Janet in thanks* and I'll repeat a recent email sentence: STAY SAFE - those winds sound worse than anything I can remember hearing about - even our recent round of winds. :(
math_magician From: math_magician Date: January 6th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are wowing us with your TS writings! I'm so glad to see them listed. Now, how can I join the the alpha gate so that I can read about Blair and the Furlings. I've never liked crossovers but for some reason TS and Stargate make perfect sense. It's like the series writers missed a chance for perfection! If they had only known...sigh. Let me know about joining gate. Thanks.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Turns out the series

is over at Area 52 which is open to everyone. You can find them here:


And there's one more story, a short one, over at my fiction journal under "The Shakespeare Series". I really need to get those stories up over there too - and now I can! :)

And if you want to join The Alpha Gate list (which gives you access to the story archive) for reading SG1 fics, I can sub you. Just let me know. :)
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alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 8th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Turns out the series

Boy, have I gotten dumber or what? *rolls eyes at self*

I hate getting older.
luicat From: luicat Date: January 6th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I'm so pleased your back - it's not the same without you! And writing too - can this year get any better?!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: January 7th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey, everyone may soon be

less happy once I start writing again! LOL! I've already restarted two stories (working on both at same time, just like the old days!) and it's so fun to be back with Jim and Blair. :) Not to mention all my friends. *G*
sabina1956 From: sabina1956 Date: July 14th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)

The Shakespeare Series

I've just found you and your wonderful stories again and have recently revisited this series. Please, please , please give us that last story to tie it all up.

Thank you!
alyburns From: alyburns Date: July 18th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Shakespeare Series

I'm trying hard, I swear it! :)
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