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My family is weird sometimes. And I love them for it.

So my family's old fake Christmas tree broke this year. The obvious solution would be to get a new one.

We've never been the sort for obvious solutions. So what did we do?

We decorated my father's cactus collection.

See the results here!

They've since wrapped some festive tissue paper around the pots, too. Looks much nicer.

Merry Cactmas, everybody!
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For the second time, I have participated in Nanowrimo.

And for the second time, I completed it. Fifty thousand words. Thirty days. (Well, twenty-nine days, but who's counting?)

I really did not think I would be able to push through it this time, moreso than last year. Last year, I had a framework for the story in my mind. It was based off ideas I had in my head for years. This was based off of a more recent idea, and I had no plot in mind for it whatsoever, only a premise. But look at me, I did it.

Will I be able to do it again next year? We'll see. Will I make the attempt? Damn right.

Once again, I have to give a big shout out the love of my life, [livejournal.com profile] museinme8, for pushing me through this and for never letting me quit. Once again, I couldn't have done it without you! <3

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Two LJ posts from me in the same year? Madness!

Anyway. I got my new glasses. I ended up not getting new lenses put into my dad's old frames.

http://i.imgur.com/st4si.jpg

The field of view is slightly different than in my old ones. So it'll take a little getting used to. But I like them. They're different. I don't do different things enough.
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I need a brutally honest opinion on a matter. Nobody should make the slightest bit of effort to spare my feelings.

Look at this picture:

http://i.imgur.com/bf289.jpg

And tell me. How do these glasses look on me?
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Back in October, a friend of mine more or less strong-armed me into participating in Nanowrimo. I had never done it before. With great reluctance, I accepted, not expecting to achieve very much.

Last night, a little after midnight, I passed the fifty thousand word mark.

What's that weird burning sensation I'm feeling in my chest? ...oh, wait, that's pride. So that's what that feels like.

I'd like to give a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] museinme8 for forcing me to encouraging me to do this, and for keeping me going along the way. I could not have done this without her. You rock!
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Yes, I'm making a livejournal post. It's only been, what, most of a year? Well, I have things I wanna say, so I'm gonna say them.

[personal profile] dark_puck turned me onto Tamora Pierce not long ago. Around that time, I read a good amount of the Tortall Universe books, and enjoyed them. More recently, I've been tearing into Circle of Magic, which I'm finding I like even better.

A couple weeks ago, I acquired the first book of that series via Paperbackswap.com (which I have been using religiously since I posted about it in November '08, seen below), and not long after I finished that, went about grabbing the rest of the quartet via the same service. Once I finished THAT, I was elated to discover that my library had all of the rest of them. I promptly checked the rest out all at once. Glee. I just finished the second quartet, and am now digging into The Will of the Empress. Delicious delicious bookage.

To anyone who hasn't read Tamora Pierce's stuff before, I highly recommend it. She writes complex characters in a well-developed world who take part in highly compelling stories.

...so yeah, I'm gonna need more books soon. Anyone reading this read anything good recently?
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I got my voice-mail issues debugged, so if you leave me a message, I will get it.

That is all.

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I have just received the most incredible present it is possible to receive.


Are you ready for this?


Wind-up sushi.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2e4anpu.jpg

This is the sum of all our existence. This world was made to evolve a race that would eventually invent wind-up sushi.

There is nothing in life but wind-up sushi.
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They're saying: "Boooooks~"

The purpose of this entry is to inform my fellow bibliophiles of the following site:

http://www.paperbackswap.com

I once was lost, but now am found.

If anyone reading this signs up, please put me down as a referrer, as either "ggcrono" or "ggcrono4(at)gmail(dot)com". I get points for it.

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I was exhausted on Monday and busy yesterday, so you get some con details today.

NYCC was, as the cool kids are saying these days, teh awexome. I saw lots of cosplayers, hung with some cool people, bought a set of five-dollar nunchucks, aaaand I met Jim Butcher. RAWK. I got some stuff signed and it was an amazing experience. Really, he's just another nerd like any of us. He's just a nerd with money.
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 And by "the wizard" I mean "New York Comic Con". This will be my first time going to a big con, and it's very likely that I'm going to meet my favorite author, Jim Butcher.

Meep.

Wish me luck.
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This is SPA- *discount brick'd*

...right, sorry. Anyway. A friend of mine (who does not have an LJ) is contributing to a game-review blog, which as a friend, I feel obligated to pimp.

http://augamers.blogspot.com

This guy knows his stuff well enough. Czech it out.
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I've been messing with a cute little game known as For The Win lately. It's simple; Push button, receive bacon figurines. Said figurines are pop culture parodies in a variety of delightful flavors. There's not much to it, but it's strangely endearing. And if you sign up via the link I provided, I'll get some extra goodies, which would be nice. Give it a try.

MEME'D!

Jan. 11th, 2008 11:49 am
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Courtesy of [personal profile] dark_puck
Instructions:
1. The first article title on this page is the name of your band:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/special:random

2. The last four words of the very last quotation is the title of your album:
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover:
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/

4. Use the graphics program of your choice to throw them together, and post the result.



...my band is effing weird. 
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Well, the top of my bureau, actually, since my actual desk is clear except for my mug of pens. But anyway.

http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1948mw7.jpg

From left to right:

Treasure chest. Contains index cards, on which are cards me and my friends used to play 1000 Blank White Cards. Lots of fun. Try it.
Toy helicopter with no rotors. Needs no further explanation.
Pewter wizard. Birthday present from years and years ago.
Zidane figurine on top of Christmas-themed box. A present from [personal profile] dark_puck. The box is kept out all year because I like the box. Inside is some coins, some ten-sided dice, a screw and a scrabble tile.
Action figure of Neo from the Matrix. Again, self-explanatory.
Demonic ducky. Present from a friend. Useful as a distraction.
Ramune bottle, Bawls bottle, and bottle of "Freaky Dog" soda. Just interesting bottles.
Tube of Rowntree's Berry Pastiles. Present from a friend of mine who went to London. Really good. Would really like to get hands on more.
Generic warrior woman figurine. Got at a ren faire.
Big-headed Spider-Man. Found in a cereal box.
Can of Duff beer that contains a pack of Simpsons playing cards. I used a sharpie to turn it into a can of Düff. From Sweden.
Egg timer. An early Christmas present from my mother. I have a nasty tendency to forget things that I, say, put in the oven. Handy!
Finally, my lava lamp, currently switched off. Purple with pink blobs. Very trippy.

I do hope this has been informative. Have a nice day.
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Best Halloween costume ever? Best Halloween costume ever.

http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1887gw4.jpg
http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1890io5.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1892uz5.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1895co3.jpg
http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1894jy9.jpg

In case you can't tell, I'm The Internet. I shouted things like "You have won two free iPod nanos!" and "Click here for free mortgage quotes!" at passerby. 'Twas fun.
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I'm back from vacation! And it occured to me shortly after I left that I forgot to make a post saying I left. Oops.

Well, I'm back. :D

NERD!!!!!

Mar. 27th, 2007 05:30 pm
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What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd
 

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Gamer/Computer Nerd
 
Anime Nerd
 
Musician
 
Drama Nerd
 
Artistic Nerd
 
Science/Math Nerd
 
Social Nerd
 
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace


This is my suprised face. No, really.
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In other words, I went to my second ever Ren Fair(e) on Saturday, and good times were had by all. This time, however, I brought my camera.


So yeah. Good times. I need to find me more of these things.
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Here's the answers to the items in the song meme that no-one got.

3 is Gone Away by the Offspring.
7 is Smooth Crimina by Michael Jackson.
10 is Windy by the Assosiation.
12 is Girl From Mars by Ash.
14 is Hey Sandy by Polaris.
16 is The Bad Touch by the Bloodhound Gang.
19 is The Longest Time by Billy Joel.
23 is Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.
25 is Blood Tears by Blind Guardian.
28 is Coconut by Harry Nilsson.
30 is Summerbaby by Polaris.
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