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Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Posted on 2011.12.13 at 08:34
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Well, my mom finished her program (with flying colors, I might add) and is officially a graduate degree holder, so has my little brother. I guess, apart from the million things like water for one of my villages, or for our malaria program to be a success, the thing I'd wish for the most is to figure out some way to keep Fusina in school in Tamale.

This has been on my mind for almost two years now, but it's never been a real possibility until now. I've toyed with adopting her (and by 'toyed with' I mean started saving money to pay for the paperwork), but the only thing that's stopping me is I can't provide her with any sort of stability, not like her own family here in her own country can. Her parents are in favor, and I'd be overjoyed to share the responsibility of raising her, but as it stands, I don't have a way to do that. I'd have to get a job here (which I'd also love to do).

But now, Sadi, my landlord has family living in Tamale and Fusina could live with them 75% of the time and with me 25%. It's just a matter of logistics as the school she'd go to is across the street from the office, but not near their house. People don't have cars here and I don't know if this unnamed family is going to be willing to send someone over on a bicycle or a taxi cab every single day to pick her up. Sadi, I think/pray/hope (from what I got out of our conversation), will be taking care of her living expenses, while I take care of her school fees. I'll worry about the school fees when the time comes, I just need to figure out everything else before that becomes an issue.

So yeah, that's what I want for Christmas. :)

TITLE: An Evolution in Four Acts
AUTHOR: xbedhead
DISCLAIMER: Don't own 'em.
CATEGORY: pre-season 1 to season 2; Crews & Reese, tiny bits of Crews/Reese, angst, humor (maybe?)
AUTHOR's NOTES: So this is the last installment! I hope you guys enjoyed it.

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TITLE: An Evolution in Four Acts
AUTHOR: xbedhead
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters and am making no profit from their use - please don't sue me.
CATEGORY: pre-Season 1 to just post-Season 2, AU, angst, Crews & Reese
AUTHOR's NOTES: Okay, so I'm over the hump with this one. The fourth part is almost finished, just have to find a way to tie it all together. 'Cause it's all connected, right? *G*

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TITLE: An Evolution in Four Acts
AUTHOR: xbedhead
DISCLAIMER: Don't own 'em - please don't sue me.
CATEGORY: AU spanning pre-season 1 to just after season 2, drama, angst, Charlie & Reese and eventually a tiny bit of Charlie/Reese (Ted, Constance, Bobby and some tiny OCs mentioned throughout)
AUTHOR's NOTES: Here's the second bit! Unbeta'd as usual, so let me know if anything sticks out. Hope you enjoy it.

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TITLE: An Evolution in Four Acts
AUTHOR: xbedhead
DISCLAIMER: Don't own 'em, don't profit from 'em, please don't sue me.
RATING: R...ish
CATEGORY: pre-season 1 to post-season 2, all AU, Crews & Reese and then maybe Crews/Reese
AUTHOR's NOTES: This story begins before season one and will (hopefully) end just after season two. The progression of the story was really inspired and held together by the title, so I hope it maintains coherency throughout. Applicable italicized parts are thoughts. Not beta'd, so please, point me toward any glaring mistakes. Love to hear what you think about it, but it's never absolutely necessary.

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Life - Charlie in a cell

Life Fic: "Aegis" (1/1; PG-13)

Posted on 2009.04.06 at 00:15
TITLE: Aegis
AUTHOR: xbedhead
RATING: T, just to be safe
DISCLAIMER: I don’t own any recognizable characters – and I’m poor – so please don’t sue me.
CATEGORY: pre-Season 1, Charlie & Constance, AU
AUTHOR’s NOTES: This series has eaten mah BRAINZ! I promise I still love 24, though - I just had to get this out of my system. And fresh canon equals creative juices flowing! Maybe that'll transfer over to Jack & Co.? I hope - I'm going through a bit of a dry spell.

...wow...I feel like I'm using a lot of sexual euphemisms here. Ah well - it's late! Not beta'd, so point and laugh if you need to!

Title comes from a Greek work that means protection. I saw it the other day and fell in love with its pronunciation. Why yes, I am a dork!

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'Nother Essay

Posted on 2008.04.13 at 22:43
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So you guys get another rough draft to peruse through if you want. :) The assignment - use pictures to illustrate an essay. This time it's Hurricane Katrina.

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Personal History Reflection

Posted on 2008.03.30 at 21:42
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My Advanced Composition professor told me I should build off of my 9/11 essay for our first assignment - writing a personal reflection on something that has happened within your lifetime to change your outlook/way of living. We were supposed to combine history/research with our personal stories and using Alice Walker's In Search of Our Mother's Gardens essay as a guide. Not sure how well I did in comparison to that piece of literary work, but this is what I came up with. You guys are welcome to read if you want and, as always, comment freely about your own thoughts on the subject. :)

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24 FIC: "At the Hour of Our Death" (1/1; R)

Posted on 2008.03.01 at 12:09
TITLE: At the Hour of Our Death
AUTHOR: xbedhead
RATING: R - violence
DISCLAIMER: I own Shuang, but really, he's just an exchange student that I stole the name from. Everyone else belongs to Fox and the like.
CATEGORY: nothing graphic, but a little bit of torture, drama and angst thrown in for good measure
SUMMARY: "He couldn’t leave it. He couldn’t let them throw it to the ground like that and not try to get it back, not after all they’d been through together."
AUTHOR's NOTES: Inspired over the debate that has circulated around the necklace that Jack/Kiefer wears. Is it Jack's/Is it Kiefer's/What is it/What's it mean? I was tempted with some easier, perhaps more fitting medallions, but I knew of Joseph because he is the patron saint of fatherhood, social justice, honor, loyalty and yes, the great city of Louisville. I couldn't resist the irony. Hope you guys enjoy. And thanks as always to sardonicynic for her beta and assurances that this wasn't torture!pr0n.

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Posted on 2008.02.12 at 00:31
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It's snowin' outside! Man, I hope they cancel school tomorrow! *G*

I never thought I'd still be saying that at 22 years old, but I guess the desire to have a snow day never goes away, no matter how old you get. :P

And, since it's been a while since it's snowed around here (with any sort of accumulation), we all decided to be dumb and go outside and play around in it. We quickly discovered that the snow was not good at all for making snow balls, but it was good for making snow mummies!

Yes, there's really not much to do around here. Too bad I lost the video of the "snow diving"...now that was a treat.

And, just for the record, my star-crotch is referring to the fact that the jeans I'm in are so old, I've worn holes all over them - even in the crotch. So, instead of throwing them out, I just bought the iron-on patches and ironed star-shaped cut-outs onto the holes, so now, I lovingly refer to that area as my star crotch.

*cues the NBC "The More You Know..." music*


You know....they don't really do that anymore. And I kinda liked those commercials.

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