current mood: mischievous
Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.
I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?
I suppose I should fill people in on the computer situation, now that I have an extra few minutes to sit down and type.
(dragonspam people, I found my keyboard. *brick*)
electricgecko has kindly lent me possession of her old G4 Mac and so I have a working system again. keovi, thank you for your kindness in looking but things worked themselves out another way. :)
RL issues have been sucking up all my time/energy lately. I know, it's the age-old LJ refrain, but it really is true. I don't have much left at the end of the day anymore. This winter has been soul-wearing. I'm okay, just very much looking forward to spring.
Today, it's sunny and Dave is delivering tonight on a promise he made over the summer: that he would take me to Cirque du Soleil in Portland when they were here. Which time is now, during March.
Last time I went to Cirque in Portland with a boyfriend, we had broken up a bare week later.
I am slightly dubious. Circumstances make me want to squirm.
But I am resolved to have fun, and who can't at a Cirque show?
please click them, I know they're annoying but they'll DIE
Having some technical difficulties at the moment. I have a dead and/or dying mouse, and my graphics card went belly-up yesterday. So until I can get those issues resolved I won't really be online much. I should be able to hop on briefly a couple of times a week, but it won't be much in the grand scheme of things.
If you do happen to have an old mouse/graphics card you want to throw my way, email me at martenthing [a] gmail.com and we can work out appropriate compensation for you. :)
And while I'm here, I have a question or eight about illustration board. Love it? Hate it? What do you use it for? Cold press or hot press? I am tapping the collective wisdom here, because I'm needing something other than sketchbook paper to work with my paints effectively and I love the vibrancy that illo board seems to lend to real media stuff.
Thanks in advance guys, y'all rock. <3
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
- Jean Giraudoux
Where's yours? :D
I'll be going to the library tonight to pick out a book (or five). Problem is, I can't think of what to check out.
So recommend me a book! What do you like to read?
ETA: ( Came home with these:Collapse )
Keep commenting, guys! You have great suggestions and I want to refer back to this when I go back in a few weeks and get new
crack books to read.
Holy frick, it's snowing and there's at least two inches on the ground already!
BRB guys, taking puppy for a walk.
CRAP my camera stopped working. D:
Or, rather, it's already here. We're actually getting snow, which is really neat. I took Sitka out for a walk around the block and he was beautiful to see, all playing with the snow on the ground and getting flakes on his back and such. My shoes are soggy now but it was worth it to see how happy he was, and how in-his-element he looked.
SPEAKING OF PUPPY, I finally found my camera cable, right? So I uploaded (some of) the photos he's in. I thought I'd share.
( Here's Sitka!Collapse )
He's super-sweet. He learns quickly and isn't too headstrong yet, so we're getting in a lot of basic interspecies-dynamic type stuff while he's young: be nice to the small child, people aren't chew-toys, car rides = fun, your bed is over there dummy, and so on.
Segue: My FAFSA information hasn't made it to my school's office yet, over which I'm slighly worried. It should have been there by now and I'm hoping it doesn't take too much longer as the term begins Monday.
Oh, and also, I wanted to maybe be a little more, um, loud about this because I'm getting more comfortable with the situation:
DAVE AND I GOT ENGAGED NEW YEAR'S EVE
...In case anybody missed it, or something. XD