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So, I've found that I really enjoy knitting but people nowadays see knitted clothing items as unwanted. They always think that it'll be something like that unwanted sweater that Ron gets in Harry Potter, or that old cardigan that your grandfather wears...

What do you think LJ? Are knitted things old news? If you were to receive something that was knitted what would you want it to be? A scarf? A cute top? A shawl? Fingerless gloves?

In other news, I've finally finished knitting things for my four major female family members, my mom and three sisters. I'm so mad at myself for not taking pictures of them before wrapping them; I'm very tempted to unwrap them and snap a few photos and then just wrap them back up again...
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So far so good. I'm liking where this story is going I think. =)
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It's not even November and I'm writing like it is. 1254 words in three hours. I shouldn't stop but it's late and I have to work in the morning! My new best friend? Post its and a pen! They will be in my pocket if I think of any new plot points while at work. =) Very happy about this one. Let's see how long it lasts.
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So I've been trying to look for other books to read because I definitely do not read enough. With that in mind, because I don't have a lot of space for actual books, I've been heavily leaning toward getting a Kindle or some other kind of e-reader... I swear, if we ever win the lottery, we're building our god damn castle and I'm devoting an entire room (think the library in Disney's Beauty and the Beast) to books.

Anyway. Has anyone who is currently reading my posts ever read the 50 Shades trilogy? Is it as bad as some people say it is? And by bad I mean the horrid type of fanfic that we all love to read and laugh at? I can't justify buying them because of some of the reviews I've read =P Any suggestions?
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In other news, I have finally received word on my Permanent Resident Visa. I've been approved! I get to stay in Australia! =) Oh, happy day...
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I've just now come to a realisation that during the winter my life gets really sedentary because the weather's far too often crappy and we can't go fishing in it. Well, we could but it'd be really uncomfortable. But...I'm okay with that because I have a treadmill and a home gym and can keep myself active enough that way so that I don't get too big and fat to accidentally roll over onto my husband and kill him while sleeping. After those thoughts ran through my mind, I suddenly decided that I don't have enough musicals on my iPod. So I've gone through the Wikipedia list of musicals (not so fun) and decided that I needed a place to record all the albums I need to get my hands on somehow in the near future without killing my bank account. This will take some time. Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, West End, Film Musicals, and whatever else was on that list...there are some from all of those categories that I want to find. =( Some of them are older though and might not even be attainable anymore. More sadness.

I also don't own enough books even though it's been about a month and I still haven't managed to finish A Feast For Crows. Eventually, I will be adding to my book collection. I already have all the ASOIAF books, it's just getting to the point of reading them. I eventually need to get the Naamah trilogy that followed the Kushiel's Legacy Sagas... And after that I have no idea what to read...

Too many musicals...brain go splodey... )

And after typing all that...I've realised my typing skills are crap. Since most of my computer activities had pretty much died, there's nothing I do much anymore that requires fast typing skills and I definitely don't type as fast as I did 7 or 8 years ago. Ultra sadness. In the same vein, I'm guessing my piano playing skills have also deteriorated some since I haven't touched a key in the three years that I've been here. We don't have space for a piano, not even an upright, but if I had a digital piano or a keyboard I could plug it in anytime, stick a headphone jack in and play to my heart's content at any time, day or night, and not disturb John while he's sleeping. A while back I was looping, looping?? LOOKING at this one and I really like it I think. Yamaha's pretty good with their stuff and while it's not my baby grand *sniff* that I grew up playing on it will have to suffice until we have a bigger house and a bigger bank account to afford the piano I really want. I can totally afford this too as I've got more than double that saved up at the moment. If I needed a cheaper one I was thinking something more like this one. The big question is can I wait the 5-10 years it will take to have the bigger house/bank account to get something I can play on? I'm leaning closer to no on that one...
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*sigh* I caved. I am now on Tumblr. That makes it LiveJournal, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, a deleted MySpace account, Instagram, Skype... I'm sure there are more...
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I used to have this irresistible urge to record my life, to jot down the comings and goings of thoughts in my head and make sure I would have access to them later on down the road. Most of the time, it was all the negative things, the trivialities that now seem like they shouldn't have mattered. But I was younger, a thing that only time can tell, and I had a much smaller view of the world. Perhaps I thought my pain would be better recorded as a learning tool for my older self. Maybe I thought that if I put all my hurt into this public place that someone in the cosmos would see it and join my misery. Or make it go away. I didn't know better. No one ever does. Does it matter? Is it simply one of those trivial things that isn't really one of the things I should be worrying about? I am such a worry wart.

It happened in the past... )
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I seriously hate money. Yes, I realise it's necessary in this world to get certain things and I'm especially appreciative of it because it helped me get myself to where I am at this point in my life... But it's created this very unique problem between me and my husband. Cue my whining... )
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The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) did an article called "Turning 30: 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know"

I love so many things on the list...but there are still a few that I'm iffy on. And there are definitely a few that don't apply simply because I've recently transplanted myself to a new country. Still, I like it. =)
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I'm buying a new scratching tower for my kitties. The one they've got now was fine for when they were kittens and much smaller, but there are two of them now and I'm of a mind to get them a bigger one that's got more fun stuff on it. I just can't decide which one to get. I'm sure they don't really care either way so really I should be getting the cheaper one just because...

there's the chateau: http://www.buyster.com.au/Bono-Fido-26073-BDO1264.html

or the ladder tower: http://www.buyster.com.au/Cooper-Furniture-Qfu-Dbu-ITDU187-BC-NEW1248.html


They've both got oodles of goodies for kitties to run around on and little hidey holes for them. The ladder tower has the dangling mice play toys, though, where the chateau doesn't. Not that I'm bothered by that. There was a dangling ball thing on their current one which they bit off about three weeks after they grew just big enough to reach it. And the chateau has the neat slopey thing where the ladder is just...ladders. Nothing wrong with them, the slopey thing just looks funner to me. Hrmph. Decisions decisions.
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am considering joining [livejournal.com profile] westerosorting because my life doesn't have enough internet in it with just [livejournal.com profile] hogwartselite... O_O Yaysayers? Naysayers? Llama llama duck?
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Wow! Oh the memories... I'm slightly depressed now. I was just checking a sort of old e-mail address and I discovered a load of messages from LiveJournal saying that a bunch of old RP accounts I'd created have been deleted. No biggie. But then it got me exploring and ahhhh... I miss the old RP days. My first RP ever, [livejournal.com profile] oblitesco, oh how interesting you were! I made my first HP LJ friends through Oblitesco so many years ago, something like 7 years ago! I can't believe that I've actually known some of you that long. It doesn't seem like that much time has passed. Anyone remember the account name [livejournal.com profile] hedwigs_harbour?? =) Oh Harry...my first RP ever and somehow they let me play Harry. Thus began my exploration into RP and the beginnings of my meager fanfic writings. After that, ahh Race. I was rather foolish to delete that comm. My darling RP baby, little RttF. Some of the best memories came out of that one. After that... [livejournal.com profile] faces_of_evil. It was short-lived, but still had some interesting RPs come out of it.

I took an hour or so and accessed each and every journal I used to RP in and oh my I've come so far as a writer. Well, maybe not that far but there's a BIG difference in my beginning RPs compared to anything I could do now.

RP how I've missed you.
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I've had a bunch I enjoyed in the past, like many other people, but currently the only two that I'm currently keeping track of are [livejournal.com profile] sorting_elite (otherwise known as [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts_elite) and [livejournal.com profile] kushielsorting. If you're interested in either one and aren't already a member, come join me! =) Comms need love to stay alive!
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I've finally started reading A Game of Thrones. I like it. It's intriguing and enjoyable and isn't difficult to read. But I'm having trouble keeping up with all the switching between characters. Does it ever stop? I was having a hard time sorting out who's who between them all until I did the stupid thing and started watching the TV show as well. That made it easier to keep up with each of the characters, making the story line as a whole more put together and fluid for me. After watching the first four episodes it made going back and continuing the book a lot easier and I also enjoy having a face to put to each of them. It's probably what makes keeping the characters straight a bit easier as well. Still haven't gotten that far though. I find that I've got too many things I'm trying to keep up with at once.

Since John bought me the Wii, I've been trying to finish each of the games. I already finished The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and that was back before Christmas. I play Mario Kart every now and then. And now I've started on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which is my favourite Zelda story line to date. But since it was a Gamecube game to start with, the transition to the Wii isn't as...good? The sword movement kinda sucks. But I still like it. Skyward was made for the Wii so the interactive game play is great. Looking forward to going back to it. Then John went and got me a Spyro game. It looks interesting enough so I'm hoping it will be able to hold my attention. I've never played a Spyro game before. Definitely want to get the Donkey Kong Country Wii game. Is there a Wii Pokemon game out yet? That would be cool. =P After that...who knows. Maybe I'll get the WiiFit stuff.

Went to the doctor last Thursday. She confirmed my UTI and prescribed antibiotics. Then we talked about trying to get pregnant and that was all well and good. Went over my symptoms and she asked me again if I was sure I wasn't pregnant. Getting my hopes up but probably all for naught. She ordered a urine sample and blood tests. Went in for blood tests on Monday. They took 7 vials! O_O I cried like a little baby. I seriously hate needles. The worst part is that even though they always say "Just a little sting" and I know it's coming, I freaking JUMP when they prick me. I'm lucky they haven't missed when it happens. And that they didn't need more than 7 vials. And silly John. He actually stood there and watched her take the blood, watched it spurt out of my arm and into the vials. Almost fainted the poor dear. We'll go back in on Friday. I'm expecting the worst, that I've got some weird disease or diabetes or cancer and that I'm definitely not pregnant. John went and googled diabetes symptoms and says that I don't have any so I don't have diabetes. We have no reason to think it's cancer that's just me being a paranoid idiot. And as for some weird random disease, I blame that on catching up with my House episodes. I'm still only on Season 6.

14/02 was uneventful as usual. John keeps saying that I'll cave one year and we'll celebrate it. I don't understand it. It's a needless, consumer-driven day. People choose other days of the year to show loved ones that they love them. Anniversaries, birthdays, other holidays... why do we need this extra special day to buy things for people? It should happen every day, or on some spur of the moment, not because it's dictated by whoever decided to make it a holiday. I barely see happy people celebrating it anymore, it's all about singles bashing it now. Don't just take the man out of romantic, just take the romance out all together and let's do some holiday bashing (and not the good kind either) while we're at it.

Okay okay, no more V-day ranting. The day is over. On to bigger and better things. February is almost over and March will be upon us. March is one of the big birthday months of my year. Lots of birthdays, my own included. I'll be 29 this year. One more year til 30. I'm hoping by this time next year I'll have a little bubby. We'll see.
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Someone posted this on Facebook. O_O An interesting hoax...thoughts??





Do Fairies live at the bottom of your garden? )
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Note to self: no more milk before bed.

Cut for bodily function talk... )
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So my dad called me this afternoon. I thought it was just to talk seeing as how we hadn't spoken on the phone since before Christmas. Not so much it seems. Mom and dad have been talking and they've decided to put the house up for sale. It shouldn't matter so much. But it does. I grew up in that house. So many memories. I had my wedding in that backyard! But I don't live there. It's too big for mom and dad now. Dad shouldn't be worrying about the stairs with his knees. The place they're looking at is about twenty minutes away from the current house and about five minutes from the beach. And it's not about me. It's their life. So why do I feel so betrayed...?
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Anyone want to shed some light on this Dreamwidth thing? I've seen it pop up on a few friend's posts lately and...I's confused...or something. O_o

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