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i know my eczema is bad when i have to remove my rings because of the swelling in my fingers.
my hands hurt. the steroids take too long to work. :(

someday i'll do a real update.
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Put your music player on random. Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from. Mark the songs when someone guesses correctly.

(ignoring instrumentals and songs where the first line is the title)

1) "Hey you, gender nectar"

2) "If I had met you on some journey, where would we be now?" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ashoe: "Some Journey" by Suzanne Vega

3) "I can't use what I can't abuse" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] cryx: "Vow" by Garbage

4) "Pick me up love"

5) "I'm not threatened by every pair of legs you watch go by"

6) "Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lawrencegillies: "Good Riddance (The Time of Your Life)" by Green Day

7) "There was a boy" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] inquis: "Nature Boy" by David Bowie and Massive Attack (honourable mention to [livejournal.com profile] cream_horn though)

8) "Ever loved a woman who made you feel tall?" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] urizen: “I Can See Now” by Dead Can Dance

9) "Nothing can bring me closer"

10) "They hung a sign up in out town"

11) "Awaken from a dream, the neighbour hood is green"

12) "Outside there's a box car waiting" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lawrencegillies: "Here Comes Your Man" by The Pixies

13) "Running to and fro, hard working at the mill"

14) "I could start dreaming, but it never ends"

15) "I'm drunk. And right now i'm so in love with you" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] 2eclipse: “The Only Time” by Nine Inch Nails

16) "Let me lay my head on your heart"

17) Oh, come crush me now"

18) "I see your teeth flash"

19) "On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lawrencegillies: Hotel California by the Eagles (well, mine was a cover by Pennywise, but close enough)

20) "Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighbourhood" guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ashoe: "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel

Some should be pretty easy.
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i have an amazing husband who is cooking me dinner tonight.

we finally got to see our wedding photos. some will go on facebook soon...

New Office is less than 10 minutes from Waterloo, shaving 1/2 an hour off my daily commute.

my spousal visa came through, relieving that anxiety and allowing me to get my new contract.

i will get to see my baby sister at christmas.


Feel free to comment with 5 good things in your life right now, or post your own list.

RP meme

Sep. 20th, 2008 10:02 am
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For sanity's sake, we'll restrict this to character's played in a campaign, more than once. And I'll only bio characters mentioned.

Years roleplaying: 11
Least favourite character?: Hmmm...maybe Carlota Alegria Garcia de Sevilla, only because I didn't get to do all that much with her. But she would've been cool with more time.
Male or female characters?: Female
Oldest character played: Maya. Or do you mean the first I played? Luke Sky Walker. Longest-lasting is probably Lady Deronda.
Newest character?: Lady Veyda, I think. That campaign is pretty new, right...

Which character of yours would be most likely to...
Jump off a bridge?: maybe Suzanne, if she thought she would survive it...
Get drunk and pass out?: Anne
Kill somebody in a very unorthodox way?: Harley
Be far too hyper for their own good?: Perhaps Harley, in her Ricky personality. If you you mean it in a bloodthirsty and viscious kid of way...
Be raped?: Verity. It's in her back story.
Get lost and refuse to ask for directions?: Harley
Get lung cancer?: Lady Veyda. There's all these smokers around. But she'd just get it cured.
Star in a horror movie?: Harley, as the villian.
Star in a whore movie?: Twilight.
Star in a video game?: Suzanne, or possibly Anne.
Make the world a better place?: Elizabeth Shaheen or Verity are most likely to try. But Maya might be more likely to succeed/
Have a torrid gay love affair?: Twilight.

Relate each word to a character of yours:
Love: Elizabeth
Hate: Harley
Money: Luke Sky Walker
Seduction: Twilight
Lies: Carlota Alegria Garcia de Sevilla
Tragedy: Luke Sky Walker. Elizabeth Shaheen. Verity. Jane Doe. Melissa.
Manipulation: Carlota Alegria Garcia de Sevilla
Violence: Harley
Politics: Yvonne D'Herst
Fire: Suzanne
Ice: Lady Evangeline Deronda

Would you ever...
Play a prostitute?: Yes, Harley
Play a musician?: Sure
Play a pilot?: Sure
Play a homosexual?: Yes, Twilight.
Play a pedophile?: I would NPC one.
Play a politician?: I suppose
Create a character for the sole purpose of smut?: Probably not
Play a character who commits incest?: I suppose.

Brief Bio your characters...

Luke Sky Walker
Old WoD Mage, tabletop: She was my first character. I was 14, which is all you need to know to explain the name. Fabulously wealthy Virtual Adept with a bionic arm, Her husband was murdered pre-game by what turned out to be recurring villians. More tragedy ensued with her mentor, and then his family, getting killed.

Harley (aka Quinn/Ricky/Beth).
Old WoD Vampire, LARP: Malkavian with split personality. Embraced at 14. Calm, sadistic Quinn, bloodthirsty Ricky, and little-girl Beth. Did some fairly horrible things before succumbing to her Dark Fate as an elder Malk possessed her and exploded her into shrapnel.

Elizabeth Shaheen
Old WoD Vampire, LARP: 15th generation, pregnant, devout Muslim, with buckets of Insight and high humanity. Muddled through trying to figure out what Allah wanted before dying messily.

Jane Doe
Old WoD Mage, LARP: Verbena, ugly, scarred, wary of people. Passionate about Ascension in her own way, but sometimes as much wold as human.

Twilight
Old WoD Vampire, LARP: Sabbat, 14th gen with a private discipline that allowed her to walk on walls, ceilings, etc. by rearranging gravity. Lesbian, stripper, more disgruntled than properly evil.

Carlota Alegria Garcia de Sevilla
Old WoD Vampire, LARP: Tremere, former Sabbat (back 600 years ago...), 'reformed' and kept around for her oracular abilities.

Melissa
Old WoD Mage, LARP: 15, brilliant, but with the naivete of a much younger child. She used mind magic to keep her parents, schoolmates and everything else around her nice and G-rated, and believed her magic came from fairies. Which all went a bit mad when the Technocracy took away her life.

Verity
Old WoD Vampire, LARP: 15th gen, pregnant, fairly traumatized, but surprisingly steady for it. A devout Christian, she believed that everything that had happened was part of God's plan. (This was a bit of a reprise of Elizabeth Shaheen, whose story I didn't get to finish satisfactorily.)

Yvonne d'Herst
Dark Ages Vampire, LARP: Tzimisce, proud, a bit cold. Very establishment, and a strong believer in the divine right of kings. Though she also has a few ideas about the rights of vassals...

Lady Evageline Deronda
Cthulu, tabletop: Wealthy, cold-hearted dilettante. Her treatment of her 5 year old son has increased the amount of horror in the game far more than it should (Mummy can't spend Christmas with you. She has to go to Italy.) Very good with a shotgun...

Suzanne
Modern Mystics, tabletop: Self-centered teenager with game-based magic. Thinks she's a rebel, mostly she's a brat. Basically well-intentioned though.

Anne
Buffy, tabletop: Slayer from 1896, hurled 100 years into the future. Half-white, half-Apache, with major trust issues and a fondness for liquor. And thorough incompetence with modern technology.

Lady Veyda
Warhammer 40K, tabletop: Rather odd, Void-born psycher. Nobility on her ship, now wandering about trying to stop the heretics with the rest of the Inquisitor's minions.

Maya
New WoD Vampire, LARP: Ancient gypsy witch. Embraced a couple of hundred years ago, she thinks this whole vampire thing is incredibly annoying. And that anyone who gets into the whole 'woe is me' or 'ultimate predator' thing needs to get over themselves and start acting like a decent human being. Who happens to be under a curse.
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i kept forgetting to post about this...

my boss has been nominated for a "Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award" as the founder of the company i work for, Home Jane. it's a fantastic business that provides female tradespeople (plumbers, electricians, etc.), mainly for domestic work.

the award is "People's Choice" (though, oddly, the nominees in all categories are on one list, so you can only vote for one across all categories), which means it's based on an internet poll.

so i'd like to ask anyone who can spare the time and thinks kindly of me/this sort of business to go and vote for her:

Girls Make Your Mark! Awards
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home now.

the wedding was amazing. everything went well and i managed not to cry during the ceremony.

it still seems pretty weird to call [livejournal.com profile] urizen husband. this will take some getting used to.

we've seen some pictures, courtesy of friends on facebook, but not yet the official photographer ones, which we expect some time this week.

the honeymoon was lovely. we went to edinburgh for a few days of tromping around and looking at the sites, as well as being overloaded with theatre, as the fringe festival was on. we saw a couple of plays each day, plus the odd comedy and street performers. quality was varied - worst Hamlet ever, but The Hound of the Baskervilles and Free Outgoing (drama set in Indian), were both fantastic in entirely different ways. Apocalypse the Musical and Bouncy Castle Dracula were middling but fun, much as you might expect from the titles, as was the 74-year old comedienne who started her act with a strip tease. and the best street performer by far was the man juggling knives and a flaming brand, at one point whilst blindfolded, atop a 3-metre unicycle.

we both agreed that we'd love to go back to the festival another yearm if we can manage to arrange it, and possibly encourage other to join us. we shall see.


Devon was lovely and relaxing. Buckland house was gorgeous as ever, and full of our friends. there were various day trips, including the Eden Project and the aquarium in Plymouth, as well as shorter treks to exciting vistas like the Gnome Reserve, and sojourns to the bustling metropolis that is Okehampton (that is, the nearest town of any actual size - it even has a cinema, albeit a single screen one). and lots of relaxing and gaming (both board- and role-playing).

returned yesterday and spent most of the afternoon tidying the carnage that has filled the house since the wedding (gifts and general stuff). very glad of tomorrow's bank holiday, as it gives an extra day to reacclimatize ourselves before returning to work on Tuesday. I have a short week this week (3 days), then start working full time on Monday. eep!
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wedding tomorrow.

eep!

most things ready, but not quite.

not been sleeping well, so i crashed at 10 last night. which is why i am up at this ungodly hour.
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yes, [livejournal.com profile] urizen has already posted this, but, as it made me giggle so much, i needed to share it with more people: the Unitarians are coming


and, of course:

my Unitarian Jihad Name is: Sister Jackhammer of Reasoned discusion.



get yours
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two weeks and one day until the wedding.
i cannot believe it is so soon.
i cannot believe how insanely busy i am.
at this point i am ignoring all non-essential correspondence (which is most everything that hasn't got to do with the wedding) and dreaming of that mythical day when i actually have free time.
don't get me wrong - i'm really looking forward to getting married. i'm just tired of organising the wedding.
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so a little while ago, [livejournal.com profile] themadone was suggesting making this thursday a bit of a pub gathering. i believe [livejournal.com profile] majic13 was supporting this plan, and [livejournal.com profile] urizen and i also intend to put in an appearance.

so i thought i'd do a bit of a shout-out/general encouragement:

Railway, tomorrow night.

should be good.
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"What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place."


The List )
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so apparently they're planning on striking next week...i can either get a bus at Egham or bike to Staines.
methinks the latter.
but i'm not sure what [livejournal.com profile] urizen's going to do, as there appears to be no service to chertsey at all...
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just to remind/inform people:
there will be at least a few folks at the pub tonight who have not been regulars recently, and we are trying to poke people to come down. for those who don't know any more, the current pub is the Railway, right opposite Egham train station.

join us!
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may seem slightly random, but does anyone have a paper cutter i can borrow? the kind where you can line the paper up and slice it through all at once so you get a straight cut?

it would be much appreciated...

(by anyone, i do mean anyone within feasible reach of egham this week...)
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[livejournal.com profile] urizen and i have about 5 leeks and 3 or 4 tomatoes, free to a good home. or just anyone who wants them, as we won't use them, leeks cause neither of us likes them, tomatoes because i'm leaving the country tomorrow and ross won't eat them.

so please, take them if you want them! will arrange to meet up, or make [livejournal.com profile] urizen do so, with anyone in the area.

that's all.

off to america tomorrow!

grrr...

Dec. 5th, 2007 02:29 pm
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last night my computer decided to stop working. it wouldn't start. it got sort of started, then got stuck before actually starting. it had a new hard drive last year!

i hope to make cookies tonight. this will make me feel better.
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stealing from [livejournal.com profile] clarity_dog's real blog, http://geekusa.wordpress.com/, i feel this news article must be shared:

http://www.salon.com/wires/ap/2007/10/06/D8S3QBGO0_odd_skinny_dip_sandwich/index.html

a place where you can get a free lunch - but some folks are suggesting it should be banned.
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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] ashoe, a link which will amuse a number of people on my friend's list:

http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_year/2007/halo3_john_harvard/
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[livejournal.com profile] urizen and i jave a large amount of raw fennel, going free to anyone who wants it. see, we get a lovely box of organic fruit and veg delivered to us from these people every fortnight. which is good because we try new things and ear more fruit and veg. but it occasionally means we get things like fennel, which we both dislike.

so if anyone wants some fennel, to be collected from House of Plot, please just say so. we are going away for several days, leaving tomorrow, so if collection doesn't occur by tomorrow afternoon, you'll have to talk some other HpP denizen into giving it to you. or, if you are a HoP denizen, just take what you want, it's in the garage fridge. Please
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haven't posted i a while...not purposefully, i just got distracted.

watched Hidden last night. slightly spoiler-ish )

otherwise life is good. course should be finally starting in a few weeks. we'll see how that goes. i am greatly enjoying having a bike to use for getting around the area. mostly round egham and staines, but i did have a nice long ride (approx 13 miles each way) to church on sunday, which left me tired but in a good mood.

pub tonight, i think. i will be making very few appearances in the future, as my course will go to 9:30 on thursday nights. in london. so i'll just be getting home and crawling into bed.
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