Posts Tagged: 'personal+2008'

Feb. 11th, 2009


My cough is nearly gone, what a huge relief! I walked a mile in my new shoes and my feet don't hurt!

I got nada done at work today but I'm trying to be optimistic about tomorrow.

Is JournalFen down for anyone else?

Dec. 17th, 2008

catching up on happies

  1. The weather here has been cold (for us thinblooded types) but clear and gorgeous.

  2. Crossing things off lists! I found my list from Monday and I've done everything on it :-)

  3. Being used to my bifocals. I'm mostly nearsighted so I wear glasses all the time. But suddenly last spring, I couldn't read things about ten inches away, even with my glasses on, so I suddenly started bringing things close to my face, looking over my glasses. Hence: bifocals. I chose badly, they are not pretty, but it is nice to see properly.

  4. Synonyms for penis at Please note that the synonym "cock" is attested since 1618, "pillicock" c. 1300 and "dick" only since 1891. I don't remember which Medieval AU I was reading that used "dick", but it sounded really weird to me. And now I sit smugly knowing I was right :-)

    Dec. 13th, 2008

    happies: dancing girl, leftover pizza, and a warm cat

    Kidlet is a dancing Ginger Snap in the Nutcracker tomorrow. That is the traditional youngest dancers bit, but their choreography is quite complex and it goes on for a longish time.

    ridiculous amounts of details I apparently MUST get out of my system )

    The guys had dinner out at Zachary's but they brought home some leftovers which is good because I hadn't actually eaten all day.

    And I have a purring cat sitting next to me in The Big Reclining Chair. He just fits in next to me.

    Dec. 11th, 2008

    keeping on trucking

    minor household happy things )

    And finally, my seasonal icon. [info]absolutefiction put the menorah on, but Viggo really did do two photos in drag. This one cracks me up every time.

    Dec. 10th, 2008

    recent happies

    Yesterday: the kidlet got over her cold or whatever it was, so I got to spend the day doing research on digital library stuff. And I made successful garlic mashed potatoes.

    Today: the digital library guy called back and I got my article done in time. And my DVD burner for backups suddenly started working again.

    AND: Viggo is being particularly darling, teasing Jason Isaacs and showing off his San Lorenzo flag.

    I guess life ain't bad.

    Dec. 8th, 2008

    some happy things

    tagged by lionessfreedom, some happy things:
    1. My contract check came! I was pretty stressed because I'd done a lot of work with no pay, but they combined the first and second invoices and sent me a nice big check. WHEW.

    2. [info]kaydeefalls has made a fantastic Captain Jack vid. Watch it, for the montage of kisses if nothing else!

    3. A librarian of my acquaintance and probably yours is doing research on the use of Delicious in fandom, so you should all go fill out her interesting survey. I got to explain all about my tag bundles .


    Nov. 15th, 2008

    oh fandom

    We're going to see a youth production of Fiddler on the Roof today, and found some clips online, film and stage. But the one that make me laugh helplesssly are yu-gi-oh girls sing the Matchmaker song. It'll never quite be the same to me again.

    Sep. 12th, 2008

    burning questions

    1. Stove recommendations: our kenmore only lasted about ten years, which seems ridiculously short. We just want one that works: who likes their stove?

    2. Our cat got out and got fleas again. We used Advantage Front Line last week, but he's got 'em again. What else can we do?

    3. Is it just me, or is there really no "edit" link on your own bookmarks in the delicious search results? It's driving me bonkers.

    4. I can't remember #4

    Aug. 9th, 2008


    Am back

    It was really really hot and my brain melts about 90 degrees F.

    Read about 7 books in 5 days. Being careful about choosing to take only good writing, I actually enjoyed them.

    Swam, hiked, chatted, slept, sat, read, talked to my kids.

    Did not open my computer once, much less drive to find WiFi. This is a victory.

    I am so very glad to be home. *hugs everyone*

    Jul. 12th, 2008

    dreams, books, songs

    I was so tired today I had two naps, the second one featuring a complicated dream eco-adventure involving nefarious conspiracies and polluted water. Probably because I watched The Constant Gardener the other day. Rachel Weisz and especially Ralph Fiennes were excellent in it, though I'd read the book so knew the plot already, but the acting and the visuals were stunning.

    [info]blythely, the books arrived safely, thank you so much! If you don't tell me what you want from the US, I'll be forced to guess, and that could be disastrous...

    My kidlet is massively in love with the song "The City of New Orleans" and wants to perform it karaoke-style. I don't even know where to start looking for something like that. Help?

    Jul. 4th, 2008

    Ah, the UK wouldn't want us anyway

    Happy US Independence -- which was a good and noble event, full of high ideals that we can all strive to live up to.

    I've got watermelon, sunflower seeds, beer (well, Newcastle Brown Ale), a world-accessible Doctor Who teaser, and the house to myself. I intend to watch embarrassing videos, like "How To Look Good Naked" and write crack!fic with a friend.

    How is your Friday (or Saturday) going?

    Jun. 21st, 2008

    after fire and hail

    The wedding was preceded by a > 100 F / 37 C heat wave, a wild fire about five miles from the house, a thunderstorm, and hail (well, really a small bout of frozen rain). The ceremony itself was graced by sun and light breezes, and was lovely.

    Both women were radiant: they said they were married four years ago in SF, which was voided, and again now. And they're "going to keep getting married until it sticks, everywhere!" It made me cry a little: I'm all for love, in all its possibilities.

    Apr. 1st, 2008

    in a state of semi-restoration

    So. My hard drive was dead, deceased, no longer of this world. Possibly backing up my Mail folder sent the drive controller over the edge, argh. This is the kind of dead from which gobs of money does not restore ones data, so I chose not to spend gobs of money. At least the apple tech guy installed the replacement, which is 30 GB bigger than my old one. Anyway: Incremental backups are your friend.

    And now I'm embarking on a voyage of discovery, and learning, just what did I back up and when? I did get my Firefox preferences as of early February, and I think I have most of my email, but XJournal seems to have lost track of me and yikes, it's going to be a pain to even figure out what I'm missing :-(

    Note to self and Mac-using friends: do not forget to back up the Library folder, as it has really useful stuff like preferences and keychains, as well as the aforementioned Mail folder.

    Please, everyone, back up early and often!

    Mar. 30th, 2008

    oy vey

    I slipped on a magazine and wrenched my leg, the one that was broken. Still kinda hurts and I'm being very careful today, mostly sitting.

    Worse, I came out this morning and found my laptop screen all black and the fan running loudly. After I powered down and up again, the poor thing couldn't start, it just clicked a lot and showed me a blinking folder with a question mark on it. I looked up the symptoms tried everything I could, but it may be a disk failure or disk head failure. But I bought AppleCare on it and I have an appt. tomorrow at the local store "genius" bar.

    The worst part was that I was doing an overnight backup.

    Anyway, I have access to other computers, but I won't be on nearly as much until the MacBook is fixed. *hugs to all*

    Feb. 23rd, 2008

    things that amuse me while I'm sitting around

    As I may have mentioned, I broke my left knee and then I slipped on the crutches and broke my left right heel. So I'm sitting a lot.

    Fan happiness: Dom lunching with Liev Schreiber in Australia, yay for new co-stars!

    Book that got me through the long day of tests: Beat Until Stiff - a really good murder mystery set in San Francisco, written by a friend of mine. The insights into the SF restaurant scene are fascinating and I even like the first-person narration, which usually bugs me.

    Other things that have been amusing me )

    Feb. 6th, 2008

    Torchwood! fandom! knee!

    O Torchwood! happy burbling that might be spoilerish )

    Why yes, I did enjoy it.

    ION, my LJ is five years old yesterday. That would make my time in fandom five years and two days. And what a long strange trip it's been. *hugs everyone*

    IOON: I must remember to take the ibuprofen. I thought my knee was healing beautifully, but a short walk to the art store with the kidlet (valentine-making supplies) proved that the knee gets wobbly really quickly. Ah well, I'm damn lucky I work at home.