GIP!

Dec. 1st, 2009 04:40 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Paranoid)
Found some fun Dresden Files icons. Am using one because it amuses me.

GIP!

Jul. 29th, 2009 01:32 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Safiya)
[livejournal.com profile] shenlo made me an icon!! Is it not made of win? :D

(It's an old character of mine, who is now featuring in his ComixBlog at House of Paulus. Let's just say she's not the sharpest tool in the shed.)
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Rabbit Poker)
Getting up at a decent hour this morning was yet again a bust. Oh well. Turns out that if I don't have somewhere pressing to be I can't drag myself out of bed. Didn't help that I was sleeping off yesterday's migraine. At least I haven't had that many migraines lately. I think I've had maybe three in the last year, which is pretty good given that I used to have them five or six times a month.

Today is a day of not much. I am going to take the morning "off," and finish up the fourth season of Lost, which should free me up afterward for things that aren't obsessive TV-watching. Sheesh. At least there are only about four episodes left.

I am a little embarrassed to admit that the early life on the Lost island seems pretty sweet. I mean, few utilities, nice weather, reasonable amounts of food, and mostly-friendly company? No schedule to keep, no job to go to, nothing to do except lie on the beach, go swimming, occasionally hunt and gather food? Sounds pretty nice. Of course, the subsequent war with the natives puts a crimp in things, but hey.

I'm using my old "rabbit poker" icon, which [livejournal.com profile] karine made for me back in the day. Yay for LJ giving me a whole bunch of icon slots!
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (You Confuse Me)
Just seeing if this fixed the my-icon-is-showing-up-weird problem that never resolved itself...

Icon meme!

Jan. 17th, 2009 07:04 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Goat)
MAH ICONS.

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

HOW MANY ICONS DO YOU HAVE: 174
OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 195
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: Yup, although I'm still trying to figure out which ones to use for my available space.
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: That I'm a colossal geek?
WHAT FANDOM DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: Babylon 5
AND THE SECOND MOST: Firefly
WHAT SHIP DO YOU HAVE THE MOST ICONS OF: No ship icons. Horrendous, isn't it?
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: A lot were made by [livejournal.com profile] curtana. She is lovely and talented and a pearl among women. Also, we share a bunch of fandoms.
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: I used to but lost my image editing software between computers.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: I like 'em, but I mostly just crop existing images. I'm not especially talented.
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Annoying when they're too fast, but otherwise lots of fun.

DO THE MEME.
Coding can be found here
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Bookshop)
I'm trying to find a list of classic novels to give me a bit of inspiration about what to read next year on top of my list of usual suspects. I have no trouble finding s.f. and mysteries and such to read, but I have the keen suspicion that I haven't read as many classics as I think I have. Allow me to add that I know that many s.f. books and mysteries are considered classics, but I'm talking non-genre fiction, specifically.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not doing this out of some weird masochistic sense of elitist obligation. I usually enjoy classics when I read them, but these days they're not really on my radar, as it were. I've read very little by way of the "big" classics (Tolstoy, Hardy, Balzac, what have you), and as such I miss a lot of cultural references along the way. I'd like to correct this, and perhaps discover some treasures along the way.

The plan is to participate in [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge again, starting January 1st. I am going to challenge myself to read 50 books of my own choosing (minimum) and 50 "classics" as well. Two books per week is eminently doable for me. :)

So, dear flist, help out a girl with weak Google Fu. Are there any really long lists out there with the Big Classics One Can't Avoid And Is Usually Made To Read In School?

I'm open to non-fiction, and I would LOVE suggestions in French, too. I haven't done nearly enough reading in my mother tongue lately.

Also: new icon love! I am slowly filling my shiny new icon slots, mostly with icons I snagged from [livejournal.com profile] iconsbycurtana. :)

ZOMG ICONS!

Dec. 5th, 2008 07:02 pm
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Flap!)
I just randomly discovered that I have 50 new icon slots!

[livejournal.com profile] iconsbycurtana, prepare to be boarded! :D
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (I Place All Heaven)
[livejournal.com profile] iconsbycurtana is at it again. I love Madeleine L'Engle with much love, and so I snagged it. I appear to have misplaced my copy of Many Waters, and it turns out there's a fifth book in the series (featuring Meg's daughter, I believe), which means I may have to pick them up. Unfortunately, they have once again changed the look of the books, which means my shelves won't match. Again.

Have I mentioned how much I hate it when publishing houses change the look of their books? Especially when they do it mid-series (not the case this time, but still). There is a special place in hell, too, for the publishing houses that not only change the look of their books, but also change the size by a few millimetres (sometimes up to half a centimetre), because then the books no longer fit on the same shelf, damn them!

*pant pant*

So yes. Special hell.

In random news, I appear to have done something weird to my finger. The middle joint is stiff, and feels tight when I try to bend it too far. It doesn't hurt or anything, but it's uncomfortable.

The weekend was lovely, if far too short. Slept a bit on Saturday, got to see [livejournal.com profile] ashforestwalker briefly, and watched Persepolis with BorderCrossing. It's a really interesting film, about a girl growing up in Iran during the war, and the effect it had on her and her family. Interesting graphics, all hand-drawn animation ([livejournal.com profile] shenlo, [livejournal.com profile] rowen26 and [livejournal.com profile] karine, you might find it interesting, technique-wise), and a profoundly moving storyline. It's autobiographical, but the animation (based on the graphic novel) gives it a dreamlike quality which is quite mesmerizing.

In the evening I went to see [livejournal.com profile] owldaughter's concert, and sat with [livejournal.com profile] pasley and Devon, [livejournal.com profile] ashforestwalker and Liam, and had a very nice time indeed. The LCO has gained a lot in quality of sound with their new conductor, so all in all it was quite enjoyable.

On Sunday there was some mad scrambling to get out the door in time for Meeting, and I ended up being too late to attend, which sucked. I got some other stuff done, but not all my errands got run, and thus the morning was hectic and felt a bit wasted.

I was supposed to spend the afternoon cooking with [livejournal.com profile] luvenditti and [livejournal.com profile] toughlovemuse, but the latter was felled by a migraine right before, and had to cancel at the last minute, much to everyone's disappointment (including hers, I'm thinking). So [livejournal.com profile] luvenditti and I made soup, and cabbage rolls, and spaghetti sauce, and meatballs, and sausages, and homemade pasta.

I am SO psyched about the homemade pasta! I have my own pasta maker now (courtesy of one of my coworkers, who very generously gave me his old one when he got a new electronic one), and I can hardly wait to start making my own! The recipe for pasta we used was not a difficult one, so it should be pretty easy to remember.

I got to bed really late, and as a result I am a bit twitchy this morning.

It also turns out that the Alouettes lost. Boo.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Delusions of Grandeur)
I snagged me some Hufflepuff icons from [livejournal.com profile] slyferret. I am all giddy now. :)
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Bicycle)
I didn't mention it in my last entry, but I have a new bicycle icon. Not quite representative of what I do with my bicycle, but it's nice and peaceful-looking.

Made it to work in 25 minutes this morning, due to no traffic and not having to stop every few minutes due to bicycle-related mishaps. I still had to stop halfway up Courcelles and walk my bike up part of the hill, but I am pleased to report that I got just as far up the hill as I did yesterday, and walked the bike the rest of the way to the traffic light. I am tired today and usually have breakfast when I get to work, so I was worried I'd run out of steam earlier, but it turned out okay.

The bike did score a point when I was trying to get it down the stairs. My pannier was heavier today (bringing lunch and books and stuff to work), and so the bike nearly got away from me and I bashed my elbow against the brickwork of the house, skinning it rather painfully. It's fine now, other than a small scab and some redness, but it's still a point for the bike. Right now the overall score is 7 to 2. Maybe tonight I'll try storing it in the shed out back.

I have been trying to follow [livejournal.com profile] dizietsma's advice, by riding safely but assertively, and following traffic rules as though I were driving a car. I signal my intentions (thank goodness I remember them from driver's ed.), stop at red lights and stop signs, and generally try to behave. I'm also really, really visible thanks to my shiny new yellow safety vest. The one thing I'm not clear on is whether I should or am allowed to change lanes like a car for left-hand turns. I have been going under the assumption that I am, but hanging out in the left-hand lane on a two-or three-lane street is pretty stressful. It beats getting off and walking the bike across the intersection, but if it turns out that's illegal then I will submit and walk my bike where needed.

Anyway, so far so good. If I can keep this up, I think I'm going to enjoy biking to work. It sure beats having to take the bus and the metro (which takes about as long, overall), although it felt kind of strange to leave in the "wrong" direction today. I may alternate taking my bike and taking public transit until I'm in better shape, physically. Right now my posterior is quite sore, lemme tell ya. I'll see how I'm feeling tomorrow morning.


I think that perhaps I won't go by St. Patrick anymore, though: it's under construction, and the lack of visibility there makes me a little nervous. It won't change much if I go via Jacques-Hertel and Monk, at least I don't think it will, and it'll avoid people honking at me (I believe the guy was just trying to "alert" me to his presence behind me, but all it did was startle the shit out of me: dude, I'm on a bicycle, which means I could hear you coming a block back!) and coming too close for comfort in order to pass by.

I bought myself two books on bicycling in Montreal yesterday, and I'm going to read those today, to see about getting around
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Chicken Dinner)
So, inspired by [livejournal.com profile] dizietsma's latest post, I made my way through the thousand pounds of junk currently occupying my parents' garage (not their junk, sadly, but it has to stay there until the condo repairs are done) to see what had happened to my bicycle.

I haven't used my bike in, oh, about seven years. Even then, I was useless at routine maintenance. I rather think that the poor bike needs a lot of TLC. One of the grips on the handlebars is split, the tires are completely flat, and part of me suspects they may need to be replaced entirely. I assume tires aren't meant to make dry crackling sounds when one presses on them, anyway.

There's a bicycle shop just around the corner from here. I figure that if I can just get the bike away from my parents' (with two flats and no car, that's going to be interesting), I can bring it there and ask them to take a look at it and see just how badly it's fared since I've neglected it.

I think that biking from here to work is actually doable. It's uphill to go to work, but the inclines aren't too steep, and I suppose I can always walk the steeper bits until I get into better shape. It's worth a shot, anyway.

I wish my head would stop hurting. Maybe it's caffeine withdrawal. I'll make some coffee and see if that helps.

Also: new icon. It makes me think of [livejournal.com profile] fearsclave.
mousme: The face of a green woman forest deity against a black background (Green Woman)
So the herb garden I started last Thursday is already starting to sprout!

I am very excited, as I wasn't expecting anything for at least another few days, and maybe not until next week. So far the basil, the oregano, the marjoram, and the thyme are all poking through the earth. The basil in particular is nearly half a centimeter high. The rosemary and the mint are being shy, but given that the packet says that germination can take anywhere from seven to twenty-one days, I'm not worried yet. The others are ahead of schedule, after all.

The small pot of basil that Anik gave me last Sunday has more than tripled in size, and one of the spider plants is doing remarkably well. The other spider plant is less happy: it was a re-pot, and is kind of droopy, though it doesn't appear to be dying. I'm hoping it's just some form of transplant stress, and that it'll recover soon. I don't want to over water it, but I'm not sure what else to do to make it happy.

I also made a couple of new icons, including this one for when I'll be doing garden-y nature-y stuff. :)
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Exasperated (Ratatouille))
I apparently have no patience for the photo-uploading process. I have well over 200 photos (I am insane apparently), and have found no good way to mass upload/mass re-size them. So I am uploading in batches of ten, and then re-sizing one at a time. It is taking for-freaking-ever. I also have to sleep at some point in time, so once again, there will be no post of substance today concerning France. At this rate, I don't know when I'll have them done, since dealing with the visual component is taking so freakin' long.

Anyway, please bear with me, folks. I promise that this will get done, sooner rather than later. I just can't devote as much time to it as it really needs right now. I will post some teaser pictures later tonight, to tide you over. Bear in mind, I am the most amateur of all amateur photographers. None of the photos were taken with good photography in mind, but merely to document what I was seeing. I leave awesome photography to the likes of [livejournal.com profile] longpig, [livejournal.com profile] chibipunkdemon, [livejournal.com profile] ankhorite, and [livejournal.com profile] dizietsma, among many other talented photographers of my acquaintance.

In other news, I took the cats to the vet for their follow-up appointment, which cost "only" half of what the previous one did. George has what looks to be a respiratory tract infection, so he gets pills twice a day for ten days. If that doesn't help, then we're looking at even more expensive treatments. *sigh* I love my cats. I just wish they weren't so damned expensive.

I am considering an icon overhaul of this LJ. I hate icon overhauls, because I love ALL my icons, even the ones I never use. However, my icons are ceasing increasingly to reflect what I'm doing with my life these days, and so I think I may have to do something drastic. In fact, I may try to overhaul the look of my LJ completely for the first time in... what... four years? *gasp*

Okay. Back to re-sizing and stuff.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Death by shinies!)
I have all sorts of new interests, and I have run out of icon slots. Woe! I need a gardening icon, and a homesteading icon, and... yeah, lots of icons. Selfishly, I also don't want to get rid of any of my current icons. Further woe!

The Creeping Crud (aka potential allergy) continues unabated. I have spent most of this morning hacking up a lung and sounding like a frog. I am only on my first cup of coffee, though, so maybe it will go away soon. I hear from others in the OCC, though, that they have something similar, so this may actually be a legitimate illness. Bah. At least I got to bed early last night. Eight whole hours of sleep, baby! That's what I'm talkin' about, yeah.

The asparagus has bolted, in the meantime. I've never seen asparagus in that particular state before, so it's pretty cool. Not good eatin', though. Everything in the garden except the garlic seems to be doing quite well. If I ever get time off work ever again, I look forward to mucking about in the garden.

Okay, off to get another cup of coffee.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Umbrella)
1) Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2) Make a post and talk about the icons I chose.
3) Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4) This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

Asked by [livejournal.com profile] curtana:



This is from my Two Lumps craze. I still love the strip, but it no longer dominates my icon list. This gif was made by the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] joane. I use it for posting drunkenly and for silly posts. :)



I am not especially pleased by the way this icon turned out. It's a Mal quote from Firefly, which I stuck onto an image from a different episode, because it amused me. In the scene, Inara reproves him for barging in unannounced, and he responds along the lines of "I was under the impression that you found it manly and impulsive."

It makes me wish my icon-making skills were better. It would probably help if I had proper image-editing software.



Heh. This is an icon that I made based on an in-joke with a family friend. He told us an anecdote about a business retreat he went on, where the group he was with were each asked who they would be, if they could be anyone (it was one of those team-building exercises). Everyone had fairly typical answers of some sort of sports, political or cultural hero, until our friend. When his turn came he said: "I would be Darth Vader. I'd like to have the power to destroy a planet on a bad day."

Bearing this in mind, about six months after the "my fandom [blah]" icons started to go out of fashion, I decided to make this icon. I rather like it, even if it's kind of simplistic in its execution. I use it for some science fiction posts, and for posts in which I manifest a desire to extinguish small planets due to a bad mood.



I have no motivation for picking out this icon from the ones you made, other than that I really like the first season of Battlestar Galactica, and it's a pretty icon. I was also looking for some "happy" icons for myself, since I rarely post anything but good things these days, and this one caught my eye.



This is one of the very first icons I ever used in this LJ (along with some Resident Evil ones, believe it or not). I found it online, at this point I completely forget where, and it amused me no end. Then I replaced it with other icons (this was back in the day when even a paid account netted you ten icons; uphill barefoot in the snow both ways!) which caught my eye because they were shiny, and at one point I had a "theme" for my LJ (first it was books and then it was "Lilo & Stitch"), so it didn't have its place among my icons. Then George killed my computer, and I lost the image. I found it again recently and with my new and improved icon space, I resurrected it.

I think it's fun, and I use it for happy bouncy posts.



This is my most recent acquisition, which was made by [livejournal.com profile] palmir and which he generously allowed me to snag for my own nefarious purposes. I have recently begun running, and since I was doing a lot of running in the snow, this seemed like a very appropriate icon. I also used to read Boondocks regularly, back when the Gazette carried it and I read the Gazette, and found it clever and incisive. So, it works out well all around.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Dreaming (Ratatouille))
1) Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2) Make a post and talk about the icons I chose.
3) Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4) This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

Asked by [livejournal.com profile] fearsclave:



This is my default icon. In winter of 2004 I discovered that one of the best remedies against seasonal depression was for me to wear brightly-coloured clothing, specifically knee-high rainbow-striped socks. I bought myself two pairs, and enjoyed wearing them tremendously. Since then I have made a point of buying brightly-coloured socks, most of which are rainbow-striped, although I haven't been able to find knee-high ones that aren't also toe socks.

Anyway, it's a bright, happy icon that reflects a significant chunk of my personality and preferences. I am quite fond of it. I use it occasionally for posts and for comments which don't require anything but a generally happy icon.



This is my former default icon. I used it for a few years while I was working my way out of mental illness and depression. I liked the idea of a candle lighting up the darkness. Now I use it for posts about funerals and the death of people I know and/or admired.



Heh. This one amuses me a whole lot. It's from the webcomic Two Lumps. I forget the actual joke, but Eben (the smart cat) orders Snooch to bring him something, and instead of the something Snooch brings him a dead baby possum. I find the image amusing, and I use it when I'm so tired that all I want to do is collapse and go to bed.



This icon was created to serve a dual purpose: one, for posts about baking. The other was for comments to t!'s serial, "Baker's Twelve." Unfortunately, the brilliant serial has since been discontinued (alas, alack!), so now it's only for posts about baking. I've always liked the expression "Baker's Dozen," and so I grabbed an image off Getty Images and went to town.



This is a Babylon 5 quote, made by the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] curtana. I use it for posts about politics, or posts in which I am being pessimistic and tongue-in-cheek at the same time. The image of all the rocks voting on whether or not there should be an avalanche amuses me greatly.




Another Babylon 5 quote by the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] curtana. I use it to remind myself that individuals rarely change the course of history, and that sometimes the best thing I can do is just hang on for dear life and wait for the tidal wave of change to wash over me.

Icon meme

Mar. 29th, 2008 09:27 am
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (River Laughing)
1) Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2) Make a post and talk about the icons I chose.
3) Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4) This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.


Asked by [livejournal.com profile] bodhifox:



The Overtime Fairy is the icon I've used the most recently. The term is one I invented by borrowing shamelessly from my friends, who had already coined the terms "Migraine Fairy," "Cookie Fairy" and any number of fairies that I'm probably forgetting. I've talked about the Overtime Fairy for about two years on and off, and mentioned only recently that I really ought to have an Overtime Fairy icon, which the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] curtana made for me. I agree with her that Eddie Izzard makes an awesome Overtime Fairy.



This one is also by [livejournal.com profile] curtana (I'd say about 70% of my icons are her creations) and based on a quote from Babylon 5 which I watched in its entirety for the first time a little over a year ago. I loved the show, and was especially impressed by the writing. The above quote is (I believe) from Delenn, an alien (for the purposes of simplicity: I understand that not everyone who reads this LJ has seen the show) who is in love with the human commander of the station. Their relationship is the cause of much controversy, and I particularly liked the way she phrased this. It's very much the way I feel about most of my friends: they are my chosen family, because we are of the same heart.



Ah, the Canadian Borg. I snagged this one from [livejournal.com profile] taxlady, and I believe several people on LJ have it. No idea who the creator is (if anyone knows, please tell me so I can credit!). This icon showcases two of my loves: my country (in all its quirky politeness) and Star Trek: TNG. I am a very quiet patriot. In fact, I am very Canadian in my patriotism, and very Canadian in general, a fact which my mother delights in pointing out all the time (not necessarily a good thing in her books, but I take it as a compliment). I try to be polite in my everyday dealings (I occasionally apologize to people who bump into me, and, more embarrassingly, to objects with which I've collided). I am also perfectly bilingual. Anyone who has listened to a Canadian phone recording understands just why "Pour l'assimilation en Français, faites le 2" is hilarious. As for the Borg aspect, well, let's just say that before Star Trek: Voyager ruined them, the Borg were the scariest villains on television. They were big, they were fast, they were powerful, and they were inexorable. They also acted on a collective imperative to increase their numbers, and not through any understandable motive like revenge or imperialism. I suppose I liked them for the same reasons that I like zombies: they are unfathomable, and unstoppable by normal means.



You are a (relative) latecomer to my LJ, so you might not know that I am, in fact, a superhero. Read the comments to find out how I acquired my superhero name: Rocking Thing. I believe that t! came up with the suggestion because, at the time, one of my favourite things to say was "I rock like a rocking thing." Invisible even wrote a song about me and the other girls in my band called "Rocking Thing." It blew my mind. I don't have a copy, sadly, or I'd have posted it already.

The icon itself is a closeup of my right arm (yes, I wear my watch on my right wrist), hand holding drumsticks and resting on my snare. I believe this was one of the originals taken by [livejournal.com profile] owldaughter during a rehearsal. It sums up my superhero alter-ego quite nicely.



This is the only icon I have which shows my face (I had more but got rid of them). It's a crop of an original taken by [livejournal.com profile] fearsclave from the first year were were snowshoeing together (so late 2004 or early 2005). We made a bivouack out in the swamp behind his father's and WOSM's house and built a fire over which we made Kraft Dinner, which we ate with SAS racing sporks. Much fun. The larger photo is one of me whacking away at a dead tree with a cheap Canadian Tire machete, and I use the icon for most of my outdoors-y-related stuff.

The cats, collectively

I'm not sure if you mean just the photo icons of my cats, or all my icons about cats in general. Please specify and I will post the icons and comment as needed. :)

:::ETA:::



These are my two "George" icons. George is my baby cat, although now that he's over six years old he's no longer really my baby, but a big grown-up boy. I use the "curious George" icon for any post that involves him, or to comment on people's posts about cats. I use the "yawning George" icon for silly cat-related posts, and occasionally for posts in which the cats have been too cute for words.



This is my Pan-Pan icon. I use it for posts and comments about him, specifically, or for posts about clueless things cats have done. Pan-Pan is very lovable, and very very stupid, and thus provides me with a lot of amusement as well as affection.



This is my Gretzky icon. I basically use it only for posts and comments about her.

I have no icon for Smudge, and I keep meaning to remedy that. All the above icons were made by the talented [livejournal.com profile] meallanmouse from a cat-photo-shoot at my old apartment, and of course I didn't have Smudge at the time.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Overtime Fairy)
[livejournal.com profile] curtana made me an Overtime Fairy icon. Innit cool?

On the plus side, the folks at work figured out the schedule so that I don't have to work overtime tonight. This is very good news. I have things planned, and I am also very tired. Very very tired.

This weekend is looking to be jammed to the hilt with fun friend-related activities. I'm looking forward to it, as some of them are friends I haven't seen in far too long.

All I have to do is get through today in one piece. I'm working the "admin" position, which tends to be busy but doesn't have as many phone calls to deal with. Win some, lose some.

Okay, to work.
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Canadian Borg)
I am sneaking online at work to say that I am having connectivity issues at home. My modem appears to be snubbing me. I hope the problem will be resolved soon, but if you don't hear from me for a while, that's why.

Cheers!

Also: GIP courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] taxlady

:::ETA:::

After reading a number of frustrated posts from others, I have realized that it was my provider and not me, and that the situation has been resolved already. So, yay!
mousme: A view of a woman's legs from behind, wearing knee-high rainbow socks. The rest of the picture is black and white. (Baah!)
[livejournal.com profile] bodhifox asked me about three interests and three icons, so here goes:


Mythmaking: I've always been fascinated by mythology since I was a little girl. I used to read all the myth anthologies on which I could get my greedy little hands. I felt a particular resonance with myths that I didn't get from other stories (although I enjoyed them tremendously too, don't get me wrong). When I got older and began telling my own stories, I began to understand that there was something universal about the Story, that no matter how a story was told, no matter what it was about, it always came back to the same sort of thing, and I found that particularly reassuring. The idea that every story we tell is part of a greater whole is very important to me. Everything we do contributes to a greater Story, every tale we create, every tale we relate, is part of building the great myths of our society.

I don't know if I'm explaining this very clearly. I blame the lack of coffee.


Castles in Spain: This one's easy. From my mother I inherited the capacity for infinite daydreaming about the kind of life I'd like to have, some day in the mythical future (there go those pesky myths again). My mother called this kind of future-daydreaming "Building castles in Spain," which I believe is an accepted metaphor, if not a common one. So one of my favourite pastimes is telling stories to myself about how things will be in a year, in five years, in ten years, in forty years. In my mind there are countless castles that have been built and modified over the years, and each one is special to me.

Line dancing: For recent arrivals in my LJ, you probably don't know that for nearly two years I was an avid line dancer. I joined a club here in town where I volunteered my time and spent at least three evenings a week, sometimes four. I love dancing, and I discovered that I love dancing by going to this club on their open house night, and just giving it a try. My current work schedule doesn't allow me to go, and it breaks my heart.




This icon was made by the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] curtana. It's a text quote from Season 2 of Babylon 5, spoken by Susan Ivanova in the episode "Points of Departure." I use it for days when everything seems to be going wrong, as a tongue-in-cheek thing.




This icon was made by the equally lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] karine, who is the lead singer of my band, Random Colour. I am the drummer in an all-girl rock band. [livejournal.com profile] karine made an icon for each member of the band: herself, me, [livejournal.com profile] toughlovemuse, [livejournal.com profile] ai731 and [livejournal.com profile] owldaughter. We rock. :)



This icon is another text quote from Babylon 5, which is repeated often from the start of the show. It's another creation of the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] curtana. I rather like the quote, as it reminds me that the world is made up of shades of grey, and that sometimes one doesn't have to occupy the spotlight in order to be a vessel for change.

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