bet: (Zombie Party!)
heh everything feels kind of half-assed right now :P

This time last year I was obsessing over Sam Worthington and the whole Avatar thing. December seems to be the time for fangirling as now I'm salivating endlessly over everything Tom Hardy.

It's the last night of the year so looking back is in order.

I totally planned on posting more on LJ this year but did the opposite. See what planning does for me? Let's not plan a damn thing in the new year! I went to New Zealand which was amazing and difficult all at once. After I came home I was barely functional and pretty much fucked up school. I started baking though so that was a tiny bit productive.

Spring bounced between awful and tolerable. Had some nice refurnishing moments, got sucked into vampire diaries, totally fucked up school. In March I started trying to do a 'daily update' thing and yeah, it lasted three months or so (wow that long???) before I forgot all about it.

My littlest friend came to visit from Australia which was bloody fantastic and then mom took part in a quiz show where towns compete against towns and it was awesome. I made it through this semester of school and totally failed at updating LJ. Aaaand here we are.

I love you guys and I hope that the best of 2010 will be the worst of 2011.

Happy new year :)

ETA oh yeah and volcano *facepalm* Why am I so sleepy over the holidays? XD
bet: (Momo)
I've been so bad at writing that I haven't been able to so much as update my lj or write a proper e-mail. Understandably my nano is at a stillpoint at 1770, a wordcount I got in two days before jumping ship in a frenzied panic attack inspired by writing alone. Well, it was more of an apathetic shrug than anything but being dramatic is fun.

I was convinced that my birthday was on Friday, Friday the 13th to be exact but alas, it's on a Saturday. This disappoints me for silly reasons.

this is me, if you replace "recurrent" with "constant".

I had a weird dream where I was with a small group of people trying to save gay pride. All the flags and acts were up in the sky and we were half way down the street already, trying to make it all go smoothly. One of the 'floats' we had to hold onto was coming apart and I couldn't fix it which meant I was getting toothpicks sticking into my hands as I tried to hold it together. We were all bleeding and it was ouchie. I also kept thinking, this can't be sanitary...


The Walking Dead is awesome so far! And I'm a huge, huge, huge fan of Lost Girl (KENZI ♥ ♥ ♥ yes I'm predictable, she is like Chiana).

Both our car and mom's car went plaff last week. Mom's is fixed, Gunnar is working on ours. Broken window in the back thanks to a minor mishap and a flat tire which seems to have totally burst or something. Joy.

I had pizza today with Tobba and rambled at her about horror (sorry Tobba ♥) between discussing anthropology and the power of the brain (aren't we academic? Ho yeah!) and a variety of political and non-political matters.

My sleep is stupid. I sleep every other day for 4 hours at a time, it seems. My eyes are tired, I'm not. I'm almost 32 and I need to lose weight, my stomach hurts and I know it's my skin condition that's fucking me up but I'm getting really phobic about internal things.

The rabbits have decided the sofa is awesome. I need to be extra diligent about cords now. Boo doesn't hop up there. I don't know if it's disinterest or his gimp leg that prevents him from doing it because he used to jump up on my bed once, gimp leg and all. He's the cutest thing ever.

I feel detached from roleplay and writing which makes me grumpy. It's the one thing I have passion for anymore and I'm clinging to the hope FACT that it's temporary and has happened before.

Disjointed is how I work right now so this journal entry doesn't have to make sense.

Paradise Lost is annoying. I like the story but
The whole starting each line with a capital letter
Regardless of punctuation is making my head
Hurt. Why, mister Milton? Why must you write
In this fashion that gives me brain explodeys?

I'm doing okay at school. I'm a little behind but have every intention of succeeding at my classes regardless. What a difference actual studying makes... Though god damn the UK government history is out of wack. Also: Syntax is insane.

MOM :D

Oct. 15th, 2010 11:42 pm
bet: (Jarl/Benson kissies<3)
Quite the eventful week I've had. A test on Monday including a 500 word essay, written by hand with no table as it was taken in a damn theater hall. That was interesting! Another test at home which I missed the half of because I fell asleep - can you say noob? All together now, Noooob!


But all that fades in comparison to the crazy amount of pride I'm feeling right now. My mom was competing with two others in this little quiz show we have. Towns compete and she got roped into representing the town she currently lives in. She did so well and she looked so great and was so eloquent and funny. It's like all my life I always knew my mom's super smart and funny and awesome and now finally everyone gets to see it too!

Link to the show on ruv.is: http://dagskra.ruv.is/sjonvarpid/4566845/2010/10/15/ My mom's on the second team introduced and can be easily recognized as the... only female on that team. :3

Facebook is full of bragging and beaming and happiness right now. I'm exploding with pride! ^_^

As if her mere presence there hadn't been awesome enough, her team won!

She's here now, checking her mail and being cute and glowing. I think she's been a bit hard on herself lately and this really was a huge pick-me-up for her (and us). So PREEEEEN!

ETA: pride for me = inability to form coherent sentences. Suck it up, I'm too sleepy to rewrite XD;
bet: (moonlight: I can has vampire?)
Most of the time stormy weather gives me a headache but...

Sometimes a stormy weather is really sexy.

That is all.
bet: (Default)
Maybe I should just e-mail Gail and Riff (*cough*) but uh, how big a deal is it to put in a new processor in your computer? :/

I have more memory, I have a new screencard but my computer keeps doing the "not responding" crap with programs and taking forever to switch between tasks. I don't know what to do with it :(

Halp!
bet: (Bunny: Shot in the Head! o.O)


Nice try, facebook. Nice try...

PS: In the original picture you can see those are wooden logs.
bet: (It's a race! -DRDs)
I'm looking for a word.

Look at the following sentences.
Visual: If she was mad, she didn't let me see it.
Audible: If she was mad she didn't let me hear it.

Visual: If she was mad, she didn't show it.
Audible: If she was mad she didn't ____ it.

Sound, play... Is there a word like show? Where's it's more active than just sound. Show sounds like it's more a conscious effort whereas sound is more like "look". She didn't sound it/she didn't look it. She didn't show it, she didn't ____ it... O_O IS THERE A WORD? Or is audio just passive that way?

Omg, I think it's the same in Icelandic. This will drive me crazy!
bet: (Default)
oops... forgot all about the pictures from gay pride and other days :o
still too lazy to caption )
bet: (spn - Cas Sulking)
Is there a beautiful nerd here who can help me? :(

I want to update my computer, Mutsu. She still works great in many regards but occasionally she'll get slow and choke a bit. She's an old Medion and is amazing for her age really but I don't know what exactly is getting her down.

I was going to get some super-upgrade from a computer company in town but I can only find old reviews and they're mostly negative... Maybe they've improved since but I don't know!

Here's Mutsu's specs )
________________________________________________________________________
Her screencard is pretty bust. I can't put too much pressure on her without squiggly red lines appearing and ruining my day, on and artifacts. Damn artifacts. So I know for sure I need another screen card.

Memory is fine, I have Advanced System Care and usually monitor my CPU and RAM use which both seem fine when she chokes. Being an idiot in the ways of computers, I don't know what else causes choking... :/

Basically, I need help deciding what sort of upgrade I need. If I only need a new screen card and more RAM or if I need a new motherboard etc etc. I look at all the available things and blank out, I swear.

One of the super-upgrades available )

.... so lost D:
bet: (SPN: Stop with the cutesy slang already!)
Was looking at some old fandom posts and someone wanted pics of Ville Valo of HIM as a vampire. WTFness was posted, I shared with Penny, hilarity ensued and the result?



Oh yeah. XD I can't fucking stop laughing



(Fans are crazy!)
bet: (46 billion years)
Cut for whining of epic proportions )
To sum up. This day sucked. I am broke, bills pile up, Boo is sick, car needs repairs, I'm emotionally drained.

I had a weird dream as I was waking up. November 16th. Hug the one you care about. My grandparents' old house had been trashed, broken mirrors and furniture everywhere. Get something from mom's pocket. It felt like I had to remember all that.
bet: (frelling wormholes //chiana farscape)
I realized not all of you are on facebook so some of you didn't see this video.

[to watch, click this link!]

It's about the Bechdel test which is not there to measure the quality of a film or if it's a feminist film; it's just measuring how much female presence is actually in movies.

The test is just three questions.
1. Are there two or more women in the movie and do they have names?
2. Do they talk to each other?
3. Do they talk to each other about something other than men?

It's amazing how many movies do not pass this test at all. I don't agree with all the examples she gave (Shawshank Redemption happens in an all male prison and The Big Lebowski is all from the view point of The Dude) but looking at most mainstream movies? There's usually just one girl and she's the love/sex interest. Other female characters are just supporting roles. The mom. The crazy ex girlfriend etc.

I dislike feminism a lot of the time because it tends to say all violent gratification stuff is a male thing and I disagree. I fucking love violence in movies and I have tits. They're real and they're mine and they're hard to hide. But this video I totally agree with. I don't buy into the whole patriarchy craziness but more female presence would be great, thanks and we have a few directors who really deliver on that front.

I'd like to give a shout-out to Kevin Smith for this and I will always love him for his comment on violence against women in the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated. ♥

When I think about feminism and the way women are treated and represented all around me, I realize a few things like how it's no wonder I had gender issues and it's no wonder I only really felt comfortable writing guys for a long time.

When women finally got more screen time, they had to BE men to be kick-ass. For a woman to be a hero in anything but a chick-flick movie made by women for women and not gaining a whole lot of attention - a woman had to be a guy with tits. She had to be sexy, kick-ass and snarky. This is fortunately dying down.

I thought for a long time being 'girlie' was lame. Liking girlie things was stupid, I had to be tough, cynical and snarky to be cool. It's taken me 30 years to be able to relax and say, "Hey you know what? Pink is a great color and cutesy stuff is awesome. So shut up.

I love that I live in an age where we're getting more balance and more awesome female characters but that seems to be mostly taking place in TV shows. Please to be bleeding into movies soon too? Thank you.
bet: (squee // veronica mars)
Cutest thing ever happened today.

So it goes that [livejournal.com profile] kalldoro is moving and I decided to buy a TV table from her. I just had a horrible thing happened when I BROKE my lovely orange older-than-me bowl that I use to make dough in. It was sad and I now only have one bowl that came with my mixer.

So as this JUST happened and I was all wooby about it, I asked her if she needed to get rid of any bowls. Today as I went to fetch the table she gave me a blender (omg thank you!) and a bowl... which is IDENTICAL to my old one!!!

It doesn't take much to make me happy I guess because this made me stupidly happy! There's only one crack mixing, otherwise I could totally pretend it's the same bowl as I grew up with. D'awwww.

Thank you [livejournal.com profile] kalldoro!! :D

Petrify~

Apr. 21st, 2010 06:55 am
bet: (Farscape Hallway)
If I had a boyfriend, I'd so give this to him And then call myself Medusa and threaten to petrify him - though I doubt it'd be very threatening! :D

Beautifully Freudian.

Since I'm here I feel like I should update but I just have nothing happy fun to say so it'll have to wait until May. Or June.

oh well )

Skip the lj-cut stuff, seriously. No fun in there :D

But seriously, those boxers! Who wants to be my boyfriend so I can make bad kraken jokes about them? Sam Worthington lookalikes more than welcome to apply! Must like fat girls and rabbits and not mind how insanely messed up I am and slobby and ... emotional unstable.

Benefits include Kraken boxers, cake and awesome sense of humor!
bet: (wtf?? // Yzma)
Last night, just as I was about to get up to go to bed, having said my goodbyes online, the bunnies go nuts! Broddi started running at 100km/h round and round and it took me a moment to figure out what the hell was going on. Hissing sound of doom... Our radiator had a HOLE in it! O_o

So, there's water hissing out of the bottom of the radiator behind the bunny cage and I shriek for Gunnar to come help me because I'm pretty much just standing there, flailing. Gunnar figured out he could hold it shut and I ran off to find empty ice-cream containers to put under there so I could flail some more. The carpet around there was (and is) soaked, the bunnies freaked, the damn cage in the way and Gunnar going "Ow," because standing like that, hunched over the pen-bars wasn't exactly comfortable. I moved the cage away and got behind it, he ran off to see if anyone was... I don't even know what he was planning to do, see if others had the same problem? So I sat there, cursing, plugging the damn hole with my hand, my feet wet, my knees wet. Joy all around.

When he got back up I switched places and found the emergency number (Finally managed to do something other than flail!) Turns out that there is a plumber in the building! He took the water off and apparently the sudden change in pressure or heat made our radiator cave in. Joy.

We're getting a new one after the weekend, meanwhile we have no heat in the living room which is working out far better than I thought it would. The rabbits are living in my room for now and we need to clean up all the rabbit stuff that's still in that corner.

I'm just so glad I hadn't gone to sleep already. Gunnar was in his room, I'm not all that sure we would have heard the rabbit craziness... In that case.... Everything would have flooded! Apartment downstairs, our living room rabbit area... Shiiiiiit! I'm so glad I don't listen to my body when it says, "no I want to sleep NOW, not in half an hour".

Weta!

Feb. 2nd, 2010 12:33 am
bet: (ende turtle)
Will I ever be as brave as Mark Carwardine and hold a live one? Will I even get the chance to? It's the first one I've seen since I got here. Oh well, I can handle a dead one for now!

For your information, that's a Weta. It's not a giant Weta, just a normal one. They're interesting critters, fascinating and if you don't have one crawling ON you, quite cool looking! Just like the Huhu Beetle, it's a creature I can get along with great as long as there's glass between us.

Jesse found one of those in his overalls when going to work. Something was scratching his neck and he thought it was the label... but noooo. I'm not even going to try to imagine that, no sir! This is why I shake out my clothes and stuff before putting them on.

Uneventful day. Yesterday was so cold that Elwyn put a heated pillow in my bed (covered in bees! So cute). Today was mellow again, warm. The wedding is just a few days away and Elwyn's been busy planning things. I'm planning on dragging Jesse to town with me tomorrow to get some postcards for grandma. Maybe a cute book to put my travel stuff in like Elwyn suggested. Should write that down! Oh yes.

I slept way too long today, now that the high of new stuff omg is wearing off a little I need to start actively battling the depression monster. I'm not sad at all though, just... Like to sleep and hide.

awwww

Jan. 28th, 2010 01:25 am
bet: (ze bettoise!)
a cute clip with the Avatar crew. Mainly because Worthington looks adorably shy at the mention of sex scenes and there's a funny RDJ quote in there. Sigourney is totally cute too, bwah. Spoilery for the movie like whoa though so watch out.
vid within )
bet: (It's a race! -DRDs)
Right, I got around to writing some of this stuff down so... here it is.

cut for length )
bet: (Dancing Bunny)
Bweeee I am in New Zealand! I just met my sister for the first time in 18 years last night and it was so great! I will make a proper update soon when I have access to my laptop and feel chill enough to do so. Let the record show I hadn't seen my brothers and dad for a few years either and Elwyn, dad's wife, I hadn't seen in 18 years either. and it's so pretty here! Gyah. *happy*


For now though, Giant pictures. I don't care if they're huge, if you can't view huge pictures, do not click this link!!

piiiiictures )
All of these were taken by Janet Hunt, Elwyn's sister. She's an amazing photgrapher :D
bet: (Zombie Party!)
The year is almost over (in 11 minutes no less) and I'm at home, chilling with my brother and mother, watching The Hangover.

2009 was so so, I'll probably say proper goodbyes when my net sucks less (in the new year).

I have high hopes for 2010, I think it'll be awesome!

I hope you're all having fun and being safe. Thank you for everything we shared in this year that's ending, see you in the new one :)

Love you guys!