friday list of awesome

YOI Fan Rec Friday

Originally posted by hyoudov

I got SO many awesome recommendations this week! Thank you! 

If you do not see your recommendation it means that it will be on next week’s list! Thank you! 

Rec’d by @exoticlara​​ and anonymous:
Ink on Ice by Daughter of Vayu (aquaregia), Teen, 43k
Because a mangaka and figure skater just didn’t mix together. Or so people thought until they saw Katsuki Yuuri and Viktor Nikiforov.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:
The Society Ruined Soulmates by QueenofFennoscandia, Teen, 2.9k
Yuuri had never thought that Soulmates are needed, and finally someone agreed with him.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous and anonymous:
Love on Ice by kairaki, Gen, 8.4k (WIP)
The some-what sad backstory on how Yuuri and Viktor became parents.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:
Falling Through the Ice by exyonice, Not Rated, 2.8k (WIP)
Falling Through the Ice is a punk rock band composed of members Yuri Plisetsky, Mila Babicheva, Katsuki Yuuri, and Otabek Altin.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by @frannymika
Excelsior by powerandpathos, Explicit, 77k (WIP)
Yuuri has won the Grand Prix, which was everything he thought he wanted. But for Yuuri, an end to skating could mean an end with Viktor, and when two female skaters approach them with an offer that could make them or break them, they are put to the test more than ever. Can they rise higher than they already have?

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:
Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches by Reiya, 147k (WIP)
A single event changes the course of Yuuri’s life, throwing him into a bitter rivalry with Viktor Nikiforov that spans across his entire skating career. But as the years go on, rivalry and hatred begin to develop into something very different and Yuuri doesn’t seem to be able to stay away, no matter how hard he tries.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:
On My Love by RikoJasmine, Teen, 48k (WIP)
For the second time, the Sochi Grand Prix Finals arrive, and with it a reborn Yuuri Katsuki. “Viktor,” Yuuri thinks over the pounding of his heart, the crowd going silent as the music begins. “I’ll show the world what you meant to me.”

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by @bazookauniverseblr
Met by Accident by paxton1976, Explicit, 147k (WIP)
His lightly tanned skin was unblemished and looked so soft. Viktor wanted to run his hand along the man’s cheek. The man’s body looked enticing as well, but it was hard to tell from the overcoat he was wearing.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:
Winter Gods by my_name_is_Levi, Gen, 12k (WIP)
This is the story of a man cursed with Immortality after the gods took his lover from him, damning him to an eternity of meeting his love again and again, loving him and losing him.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by @dystopiansushi​:
fresh off the presses by fan_nerd, Teen, 6.7k
Based on his book selections, Yuuri’s not sure if this regular is a horny pervert, a cop, or a nerd. Victor is weird and eccentric, and the bookkeeper is pretty sure that the man has never come in with his hair combed.

Earnest Love by jellyfishfics, Mature, 3.9k
When they live together in St. Petersburg, Viktor opens up and Yuuri meets him where he is.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:
but i feel it burning, like the winter wind by barricadeuse, Teen, 7.7k (WIP)
The sad truth is Yuri lacks the willpower required to push himself out of the bed that’s been assigned to him— not when his mind insists on bringing him back to the Rock, with the sweet sound of waves breaking under his window. There’s no Sunset Sea at Castle Black. Only the Wall. Only ice.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by anonymous:

Water by sophiahelix, Explicit, 3k
When it finally happens, Victor has already taken off his socks. “I feel better with bare feet,” he sighs, lying across the end of the bed as Yuuri closes the door.
i think i was blind before i met you by incode, Explicit, 4.9k
Victor has a thing for every new bit of Yuuri he sees.
Security by Harlequinade13, Explicit, 5k
Yuuri, Victor thought, eyeing his lover over the rim of his glass. Can’t I leave you alone for five seconds without you enchanting someone?
Subdued by Harlequinade13, Gen, 597 words
Yuuri didn’t claim to understand much about love but he knew in his heart it wasn’t meant to be said like that.
of favorite photos and ticklish spots by wartransmission, Gen, 721 words
“You’re so smart, дорогой,” Viktor whispers, feeling the frailty and quietness of this moment as he presses his forehead to Yuuri’s. “Of course I am,” Yuuri says, smile becoming more amused than anything else.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by @hetalianwishingonastar
start my life all anew by persephoneggsy, Teen, 3.6k
When the youngest soulmate turns 21, you switch bodies for one day. Victor Nikiforov is still a famous figure skater. But Yuuri Katsuki is a ballet danseur, and currently training under one Lilia Baranovskaya.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rec’d by @lacycandy:
Remissio, To Forgive by CandyAndYaoi, Teen, 13k (WIP)
With his sister’s accident, Yuuri turned his back on his only chance to make his dreams a reality. Instead, he settles as a pastry chef and opens his own small shop for others to enjoy.
Slumber by CandyAndYaoi, Explicit, 8k (WIP)
Now, the stranger, who names himself Victor, insists that he and Yuuri become lovers and consummate their marriage for they were meant to be. Yuuri has no idea how to deal with this dilemma and isn’t sure if he wants to.


Thank you for all your recs! ₍₍ (̨̡ ‾᷄♡‾᷅ )̧̢ ₎₎

Friday List of New Job Awesomeness!

This Friday List of Awesome is extra awesome because…

  • I got a new job!!! And I will be making significantly more money at my new job, so I’m incredibly happy.

  • The biggest other perk: I will be on salary working 8-4 every day with an hour lunch. Right now I work 8-5+overtime with a 45 min. lunch. An extra hour or more of free time every day?!? There’s nothing more exciting than that.

  • Which means I’m going to renew my Lifetime membership and start working out after work :D And just in time for summer… getting there just after 4 will mean the weight room is way less crazy.

  • In case you were wondering, the guy who hired me found me via LinkedIn. He then contacted the Art Institute, where I went to school, and talked to my advisor, who I worked with when I was the student Graphic Designer at the school. So LinkedIn actually got me a job… never thought that would happen!

  • I get off at 1:00 today for Good Friday :)

  • And then I’m going to Express and treating myself to new work clothes and jeans!! I’m pumped.

  • My mom and my sister are taking me out to celebrate tonight. Mmm where should we go?!?

  • Tomorrow Craig and I are going to a friend’s house (my coworker and his girlfriend who I’ve become friends with) for a day drinking, bag tossing, outdoor extravaganza!

  • As you know, Sunday is Easter. And while most of you celebrate with family, catching up, talking about fond memories, my sister and I will be doing a [sometimes violent] very serious egg hunt. I won for 19 years straight. And then last year she finally beat me for the first time… I will not let that happen again!! And yes, beating her when she was a newborn still counts.

  • This weekend is bound to be better than last weekend. First time at a casino, losing $70 almost immediately, followed by the circus the next day VS celebration dinner, day drinking with friends, an egg hunt with Kelsey, and family get together? The latter wins hands down.

Oh, and also, Game of Thrones season 3 starts on Sunday!!! So excited :D

Happy Friday, everyone!!

3.29.13

Friday List of Awesome

Stealing Leighton’s thing for today because it was a pretty awesome day.

  • Drove 206 miles this morning for work, which equals $109.18 in mileage.
  • Came home to flowers from Tony and his amazing enchiladas for lunch.  He’s still trying to suck up after last weekend.
  • Took a glorious nap this afternoon.
  • Got to watch a summer lighting storm and smell the amazing rain.
  • Washed another load of baby’s clothes.
  • Am currently watching last week’s True Blood while consuming Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream.  

Does life get any better?

Friday List of Awesomeness!

  • I started my new job on Monday and so far I’m loving it! Kinda stressful trying to figure everything out and learn html coding (not fun), but the people here are great, my boss is cool, and I think I’m really going to like it here.

  • I lost 3 lbs. since Monday. Hurray!

  • I’ve worked out every day this week (only short workouts on a couple of the days) and even lifted on 2 of those days. More lifting will happen once the Lifetime closest to my work reopens so I can lift on my lunch breaks (I hate lifting after work when the weight room is packed).

  • I got to meet (and reunite with) lots of Fitblrs last weekend in Nashville! It was nice to get away for the weekend.

  • I’m going to my mom’s for lunch today (she’s only 10 minutes away from my work!) and she’s going to surprise me with something healthy! And I get to see my Dakota Joey :) <– P.S. Look how skinny I am in that pic! Hopefully I’ll be closer to looking like that (and this) by summer.

  • I have a fun Saturday planned for tomorrow- Celtic Fest at my boyfriend’s work and then going out for a friend’s birthday. And I’m going to try my hardest to eat healthy while I’m out doing things.

  • I’m thinking about doing another movie workout game tonight since Craig is working. Any movie suggestions?!? I really wanted to do one to a Harry Potter movie, but I don’t have the DVDs and they weren’t OnDemand for once (for free). Plus maybe a 2.5-3 hour movie workout is too long. Hmm…

  • It’s May! Which means summer and warmer weather are coming! Nevermind that it’s raining and cold at the moment… summer is coming.

Happy Friday!!

5.3.13

Friday List of Awesomeness! (On Thursday)
  • Today is my last day at my current job!!! Kind of crazy. It’s been nice, but it’s time to move onto something else.

  • However, I don’t start my new job until May 1st!!! So I have 2.5 weeks off!!! I’m incredibly excited for that. It’ll be nice having time to workout, cook, get things organized at the apartment, and get a couple projects done :)

  • I’m leaving for NYC in the morning! It’ll be Craig and I’s first mini vacation together. I’m giddy with excitement… so far we have plans to go on a Food Truck tour, meet up with a girl from my sorority that I haven’t seen in forever and Rob for some bar hopping or a brewery tour, go to the Yankees game on Sunday, 9/11 memorial, and try to get tickets to see a Broadway show! 

  • My boss just told me he doesn’t expect me to get much done today since it’s my last day and I can leave early… this feels weird.

  • What am I supposed to be doing now?

  • I don’t even know what else to write in my list of awesomeness because EVERYTHING is awesome. NYC tomorrow with my favorite person on the planet, 2.5 weeks off, have some much needed free time, start new job where I’ll be working less hours and making significantly more money… I feel like the luckiest person ever. I got my current job because my advisor from the Art Institute emailed me asking if I was interested… and within a week I had a job, within a month of graduating. And this job fell in my lap because my new boss saw me on LinkedIn when he was looking at other people who graduated from the Art Institute. I have been SO LUCKY in finding a job so easily. I honestly wouldn’t even know the first step in applying for Graphic Design jobs because I’ve gotten 3 in a row without having to look much. One of these days I’ll actually have to go out searching for my dream job, but for right now I’m pretty damn happy that things have been working out on the job front.

  • So far this year, I’ve moved in with Craig (seriously the best thing that’s happened to me, like, ever), I bought a new car, and I got a new job, among lots of other little amazing things. I haven’t been this happy in awhile… just sayin’. 

  • Ok, that’s all with the giddiness and happiness. 

Happy Thursday!

4.11.13

Friday List of the Best Awesomeness EVER!
  • Craig and I are moving in together tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I got my vacuum, Crock Pot, toaster oven, and shower curtain in the mail yesterday even though I just ordered them on Tuesday! I plan to use my Crock Pot A LOT even though I’ve maybe used the one at my house once. 

  • So if anyone has any good Crock Pot recipes, lemme have ‘em!

  • We have a crazy busy weekend ahead of us, but I couldn’t possibly be more excited. I’m giddy and doing my best not to bounce off the walls at work. I better save some of that energy because we have SO MUCH furniture to build.

  • Tonight we’re going to get the keys to our new place and start moving some stuff in! A little pre-movein moving in.

  • I have been TERRIBLE at working out/eating healthy this week because of how busy I’ve been getting stuff ready for the apartment (not awesome), but as of tomorrow I will have a fitness center with everything I need only 30 seconds away from where I live (awesome)! No excuses after that. 

  • Kelsey is coming home on Tuesday and we’re going to the Ellie Goulding concert downtown Chi-town! I think it’ll be pretty good and I’m EXCITED! She’ll also get to see my new place and sleep over :) 

  • Did I mention that Craig and I are moving in together?

Happy Friday!!

1.25.13 

Friday List of Awesome :)
  • I woke up early this morning (when Jack gets hungry he tries to cut off my breathing by smashing his face onto mine and sitting on my chest) so I had time to take him for a 15 minute walk this morning. I know, I know… Jack obviously won this round, but I’ve gotta admit it’s kind of nice having him wake me up instead of my obnoxious alarm. And it was BEAUTIFUL outside. Still a little chilly, but omg there was sun. Warm weather is almost here!!

  • I got my Game of Thrones shirt in the mail last night and I’m in love with it. I’m wearing it to work today… such a nerd, I know.

  • My mom offered to take me out to dinner to celebrate my new job, so (since Kegon is too far), I picked Domo 77! There is nothing I love more than golden shrimp… foodgasms the entire meal.

  • Craig and I went on a date to Big Bowl on Monday and it was super delicious!! And we’re going on a lunch date to Gaylord’s for an Indian food buffet tomorrow… I’m so doubt going to eat too much, assuming I like Indian food ;) Why are so many of my bullet points on my Friday List of Awesome about food?

  • Craig is FINALLY done working every single weekend, so we get to hang out this weekend! Tonight we’re going to my mom’s for Lou Malnati’s and tomorrow we’re running some fun errands (buying patio furniture and a bike, etc). It’ll be a relaxing weekend for the most part!

  • My last day at this job is next Thursday… and then I’m headed to NYC with Craig from Friday-Monday!!! I’ve never been and I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED!! It’s my little treat to myself for getting a new job.

  • And after we get back, I have 2 WEEKS off until I start my new job on May 1st! I haven’t had that much time off in a long time… it makes me giddy just thinking about it. I already have a looonnnggg list of things I need to do AND fun projects that I want to do (painting, multiplicity photos, etc). I’m seriously bouncing around in my seat just thinking about it. Plus lots of cooking. And working out, obviously.

  • I bought tickets for Craig and I to see Jimmy Buffett!! I’ve seen him twice already, but this time is at a new location and Buffett is ALWAYS a good time.

  • I also bought John Mayer tickets last week… he is my favorite ever. This will be concert #3 of his!!

Happy Friday, everyone!!

4.5.13

Friday List of Super Awesomeness
  • Last weekend, Craig and I had a great time going to the city to try Ethiopian food. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was fantastic. Spicy, lots of flavor, and oh my gosh their chicken was to die for. YUM!

  • We also took a walk on the beach and got a couple cute pics out of it :)

  • Craig got offered a full time position at the company he interned with!!! And it’s 20 minutes away from where I currently work, which means…

  • I started apartment and townhouse hunting this weekend!!! I have seriously been waiting months for this… I reached my limit with living at home a long time ago. We’re going to try to move in somewhere by March :)

  • I’ve made 5 apartment appointments for this weekend! And they all accept puppies so Jack can come with us. He is the most cuddly dog ever and I can’t wait to live with him!!! And Craig too of course ;)

  • I somehow convinced myself to do the Strictly Strength class at Lifetime last night even though I was SO tired. I’m proud of myself for doing it though.

  • I worked 7+ hours of overtime this week. Yay for having extra money to put into savings!

  • I’m going out tonight for a friend’s birthday who I haven’t seen in forever!!! We don’t really have an excuse for not hanging out sooner, besides being busy, but I’m still incredibly excited to see her.

  • Not so awesome: I missed the season premiere of Archer last night.

  • I’m super busy this weekend, but I’m actually excited about it! Going to the bar tonight, 4 apartment appointments tomorrow, dinner with my dad, ping pong + beer pong + Call of Duty tomorrow night, another apartment appointment on Sunday, and dinner with Craig’s family. Busy but I’m so excited to start looking at apartments!!! In case I haven’t mentioned that yet.

Happy Friday!!! And thanks Darcy for the gif :)

1.18.13

Friday List of Awesomeness

  • Most obvious reason that today is awesome: I have a 3-day weekend ahead of me!!! 

  • Laura is in town this weekend (someone bug her to start posting again!) so we’re going out with her and some friends from the Art Institute tonight for dinner & drinks.

  • Tomorrow is a friend I grew up with’s wedding! I’ll get to see all my neighborhood friends that I don’t see nearly often enough and their families. One friend’s dad was just diagnosed with brain cancer… tomorrow will be a time for celebrating, but also kind of sad. I grew up with all of them and I can’t imagine what they’re going through, but it’ll be nice to spend time with them for sure.

  • Craig and I left Sunday and Monday open for doing absolutely nothing, besides some TV watching, drinking, grilling, etc etc. It’ll be awesome to have a couple days to relax.

  • We bought a hookah last weekend! Great summertime activity while we hang out on our balcony, hehe.

  • I think I’m finally getting used to being blonde. I still wish it was slightly less yellow-y, but I’ll probably get it highlighted next time I go for a touch up. Overall I’m liking it.

  • Craig and I had a great date night to celebrate our 1-½ year anniversary last night. We went to Bahama Breeze, shared spinach artichoke dip, I had chicken and mashed sweet potatoes, and we listened to some great live beachy music.

  • I wore jeans today that I haven’t been able to wear in at least a month or 2 because they were crazy tight. They’re still tight… but wearable. Small steps.

  • I just finished a big project at work and my boss loves it. It’ll be going to the president of the company so I’m relieved it turned out so well.

Happy Friday, everyone!!

5.24.13

Friday List of Awesomeness!
  • I’m going skydiving for the 3rd time tomorrow!!! I’m really excited, and I’m going with 4 newbies so I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle being thrown out of an airplane. Hehe.

  • I got some work done on my cookbook yesterday and I finally talked to one of the sales guys at my work about having it printed (not that it’s anywhere close to finished). I work at a paper distribution company, so hopefully I can have it done for a reasonable amount.

  • I’m going out tonight for my BFF’s birthday! We don’t go out/see each other as much as we used to, so it’s exciting when all of us can get together :)

  • I figured out how to do something at work today that has been frustrating me for a couple days. And of course it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be… figures. At least I’m done with it though!

  • I had lunch at my mom’s today (yup, you’ll see this on every Friday List of Awesome). Today she made fruit salad and turkey burgers with Swiss cheese,  pineapple, and BBQ. Yum! She also said if I give her lunch recipes she’ll make them for me so I’ll finally have some help with my cookbook!! Nothing is going in there that I haven’t tried.

  • The Hawks won on Wednesday!!!!! I’m really starting to get addicted to hockey. And considering I’m not very into sports, but have been trying for years, that’s saying something. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s game after skydiving!!

Happy Friday!!!

6.21.13

Friday List of Awesome
  • It’s been a long week at work… but I made it all the way to Friday!! If that doesn’t deserve celebrating then I don’t know what does.

  • I got my sushi making book in the mail this week! I don’t know when I’m going to have time to actually make sushi (maybe next weekend), but I’m excited for whenever that’s going to happen. It looks like a pretty good book.

  • I’m down 4 lbs. from Monday, thank god. And I’m going to try my hardest not to ruin it this weekend. Less alcohol, healthier weekend eating, AND I’m actually going to try to get to the gym tomorrow.

  • This week I did CrossFit, cardio, and a strength class that kicked my ass. Definitely getting back into working out and eating healthy! 

  • And in unrelated news… I’m going out for sushi tonight :) I will do my best not to overeat… but oh my gosh Crab Balls and Green Turtle Roll… 

  • I finished a HUGE project at work today. Like, the one I’ve been working on for the last few months. Might need to touch up a few things next week, but overall DONE!

  • I designed my friend Laura’s Save the Dates this week and she loves them :) I love doing projects outside of work so I stay creative.

Happy Friday, all!

1.11.13