Happy 2013!

Jan. 5th, 2013 06:54 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
Happy belated New Year, everyone! I know I'm a bit late with my annual memes. I blame a combination of LJ being down and me being distracted with other things, ooh, shiny...

Anyway:

Meme One:

The Questions )

Meme Two:

The Sentences )
crystalcazzie: (My Mate Marmite)
I have just eaten cake in honour of the Jubilee. And later I plan to have Pimms and strawberries in honour of the Jubilee. And then tomorrow I might even open a bottle of fizz in honour of the Jubilee.

As you can see, I am a big fan of cake and booze the Jubilee.

Maybe if I get tipsy enough I'll actually get up the courage to post on the forums for the convention I'm going to and possibly send messages on Tumblr and try to make friends with some of the people I follow who are also going. I've been trying to get up the courage to do this for a few weeks now. It's not going great.
crystalcazzie: (Default)
In an attempt to gain confidence and be more outgoing I am talking to people on Tumblr. I am doing it on anon (baby steps people) and even though they have no idea who I am and I am not saying anything rude, I am still shaking with anxiety.

Good job being a normal human being there, self. Nothing ridiculous about that at all.
crystalcazzie: (Pearlswine Loser Croc)
Last night I dreamt that I got a letter through the post informing me that I was a complete failure in every way.

Thanks for that, subconscious.

Power Cut

Jan. 28th, 2012 05:33 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
At the beginning of this year I said to myself that I was going to be more sociable both online and off. I think it's safe to say that I have failed spectacularly at this.

Oh well. Let's try it now.

Last weekend I had a fortune cookie that said "You will have much variety at work this week." I laughed because retail in January is one of the most boring things in the world. But then yesterday we had the fun and excitement of a power cut. Is it sad that I actually found it a lot of fun? Even if it did mostly involve us sitting around watching people rattle the doors because they couldn't be bothered to read the sign we put up.

And, of course, there was the requisite idiot who argued with us to put her order through anyway because she needed it now. I'm not sure how she thought we were going to be able to do that. Should have asked her really.

In other news, the pub down the hill that's been closed for ages then was being refurbished over Christmas is now open. Rob, Esme and I went down last night and it's really nice in there now. A vast improvement on how it used to be!

To London!

Dec. 8th, 2011 08:12 pm
crystalcazzie: (Sara Smile)
I'm going to London tomorrow to do my Christmas shopping. I really hope inspiration will strike while I'm there because I am currently failing hard at ideas for what to buy people.

I'm also looking forward to going to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. That was good last year and I hope it shall be so again. As long as they have mulled wine and cinnamon pretzels I should be happy. =D

Day 23

Nov. 23rd, 2011 07:16 pm
crystalcazzie: (Spock Yippee)
Today I poked myself straight in the eye with a cable tie. Truly I am the epitome of grace and genius.

Day 14

Nov. 14th, 2011 08:00 pm
crystalcazzie: (Pearlswine Loser Croc)
My god, I'm being particularly bad at being sociable today. And now I'm working myself up into a big ball of anxiety about it. And now I want to go and hide and pretend that text messages and emails don't exist. Which is probably why I don't have many friends.

I feel like I should come with a sign that says "If it takes me a while to talk or reply to you, it's not because I don't like you. It's because I'm a ridiculous idiot who can't function like a normal human being. Sorry."

Day 2

Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:34 pm
crystalcazzie: (Cat Spit)
Second day of November and I'm already struggling with what to post. Maybe I should give up on NaBloPoMo as well.

But if I do that then who will inspire spam accounts to blog about barrie dentist? Clearly there are important issues to consider here.

Hmm...
crystalcazzie: (Halloween)
I just went to make myself a rum and coke. It ended up being a rum and lemonade because I am stupid and didn't turn on the light. It is... interesting. It's kinda growing on me, actually.

And yes, hark at me actually making a post! It's been, what, two weeks this time? I hope everyone has been behaving themselves in my absence.

I would like to say that I've spent this time away from LJ productively, in the sort of sensible grown-up pursuits that would befit a responsible, 28-year-old adult. Things like paying bills, visiting museums, renting houses and consulting lawyers about being mid-sold payment protection insurance. (Those are the kinds of things adults do, right?) I certainly wouldn't like to say that I've spent the majority of my time reblogging stuff on Tumblr and reading Doctor/River fanfiction. Because that would be ever so slightly pathetic. And accurate.

Oh, wait, I did do something productive. I have built the Millennium Falcon out of Lego. It is indeed as awesome as it sounds.

Also, Rob, Esme and I carved our pumpkins earlier. They all look very cool, even if mine is the same pumpkin-face that I do every year. And I have Halloween Lego, which I built afterwards, and Halloween cupcakes that I made before. So, actually, I've been very productive today. Excellent. Go me.
crystalcazzie: (Simpsons Pope Marriage)
Hey everyone, thank you for the birthday wishes! I'm sorry for taking so failtastically long to reply to them, but I did read them on the day and I greatly appreciate them all! =D

I feel like making a bullet point entry, so here we go:

* Last weekend I continued my birthday celebrations by going to London. Saturday saw a visit to the Tower of London during the day and the imbibing of many cocktails during the evening. Very good way to spend a day.

* I caught up with Saturday's episode of Doctor Who yesterday. It was sad. But I don't understand why the handbots refused to believe Amy was an alien. The people of the planet obviously knew that aliens existed and that space travel happened. That bugged me.

* Rizzoli & Isles started in the UK a couple of days ago. But because I'm feeling far too impatient to wait a week between each episode I've bought the region one DVDs. I want to see the gay Bones dammit!

* I have Monkey Island on PS3. I haven't played it yet but I'm looking forward to some awesome nostalgia.

* My wireless connection is currently being an irritating little shit and keeps coming and going every few minutes. It's exceedingly annoying. (This is part of the reason why I haven't been on LJ much this past week. And why it took me about half an hour to reply to four comments!)

* I still haven't had my Pottermore welcome email. This early entry thing is starting to look pretty pointless. :(

Four Days

Apr. 25th, 2011 07:43 pm
crystalcazzie: (Merlin - Ruling Pendragons)
This holiday weekend I have been mostly:

- Sitting on the patio to make the most of the lovely weather. In fact that is where I am right now. Next to me I have a glass which used to contain ginger beer but which is now empty. Alas.

- Watching Bones. Well, two episodes. They were good, although I still don't really get this whole rogue sniper storyline that came out of nowhere.

- Watching Chuck. I love Chuck. I think what I love most about Chuck is that it's a happy programme. You can watch it safe in the knowledge that everything will be all right in the end, good will triumph over evil, the people you love will be happy and Chuck and Sarah will be together.

- Watching 'William and Kate: The Movie'. Now, I went into this knowing that it was going to be amazingly bad but I simply wasn't prepared for just how excruciatingly dire it was going to be. It had everything you could hope for in an American TV film about British royals. Terrible accents! American plug sockets in supposedly British houses! Prince William publicly singing karaoke to apologise for ignoring Kate at his birthday party! The University of St Andrews apparently being renamed St Andrews College and looking absolutely nothing like the university that I visited a few years ago! Constant references to university as 'school'! (It's that last one that got to me the most. If I'd had a drink for every time I shouted "We don't call university 'school', you idiots!" at the TV I'd have been completely wasted before the film was halfway through.)

- Sorted out my room. And by 'sorted out' I mean 'moved stuff from one big pile into other, slightly more organised piles.' That's really the only way I do any kind of tidying up.

- Sleeping weirdly. Apparently my body has decided that during the holidays I need to wake up around 4, stay away until around 8 and then, just when I'm thinking I could probably get up at this point, become so tired I can't keep my eyes open until around 10:30. It's rather annoying.

- Building puzzleballs. Two today.

- Watching Doctor Who. I should have mentioned it earlier but I forgot. Possibly because it was a bit of a blah episode that didn't exactly grab my attention. Hopefully it'll be better next week.
crystalcazzie: (Bones)
A week since my last post? That's shocking! I'm falling back into bad habits. But the thing is I haven't really felt like coming on LJ much these past few days (which is also why I've been such a failure at commenting lately. Sorry about that!) It also meant that I ended up keeping my Christmas theme for two days after Epiphany. Whoops.

Last night I went ice skating with some people from work. I only fell down once but I still ache all over today. Next time I go I want an empty ice rink and Booth to hold my hand!
crystalcazzie: (Pearlswine Rat Greatness Personified)
Here it is, the last day of November. Now, where are we?

Snow - finally here! Not too much of it, so travel wasn't disrupted, but enough to leave a very pretty white blanket over everything and more flakes falling from the sky almost constantly. It was like a scene from those Christmas films which are always so unrealistic, showing people doing their Christmas shopping in the softly falling snow!

NaNoWriMo - 43,104 words. So technically I've failed. But I feel very accomplished because I have actually finished the story this time! Usually what happens is that I reach the end of November and lose all my momentum. All my other NaNo stories just stop suddenly with no resolution and it never really feels right to go back and continue them so they just stay like that. But not this one!

NaBloPoMo - This post marks my success! I'm sure you will all be pleased that it's coming to an end and you will no longer have to suffer my stupid rambling every day. Rest assured, the stupid rambling will be more spread out from now on.

NaNo Fail.

Nov. 10th, 2010 11:55 pm
crystalcazzie: (Default)
Wow, I really suck at writing.
crystalcazzie: (Procrastinators Unite)
I'm only on 8000 words of my NaNo novel. I still haven't caught up on my Bones viewing. I bought Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray last week and still haven't watched any of it yet.

So what do I do today? I play LOTRO, which I haven't played in three months.

So apparently I'm now procrastinating things I actually want to do. Clearly there is something very wrong with me.
crystalcazzie: (Procrastinators Unite)
I think my brain is sabotaging itself. I decide to do NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo and suddenly I find all these other things I would rather do instead. Most of which don't even involve me using my computer.

I'm currently on 2683 words for NaNo. That's far behind the 8334 I should be on now but I'm hoping to catch up at the weekend when I have more free time. Assuming that I don't find something else to fill it with, of course.
crystalcazzie: (NaNo Icon)
Thank you to everyone who replied to my last entry. I really do appreciate your kind responses.

I know I've been rubbish at commenting lately and I promise to try and do better. I just have to silence that little voice that always pipes up to tell me that everything I write is stupid and the person whose journal I'm replying to will judge me and hate me forever because of it.

It's that same voice that stops me posting as much as I would like to. But I actually have a way of dealing with that. I'm doing NaBloPoMo again, which means I have to post an entry every day of November, no matter how stupid it may be.

I think I have a better chance of winning that than NaNoWriMo. At the moment I really don't feel in any kind of mood to write anything. I mean, it's taken me the better part of an hour to write this entry alone!

Still, I can but try. Maybe once I've started I'll get into the rhythm and it'll be easier. Now I just need to work out where to start...
crystalcazzie: (Abandon Hope)
They are not showing University Challenge this week because of the golf.

Watching University Challenge while cooking on a Monday evening is a tradition for me. It's something I look forward to every week. It is an important part of my life.

So it is for this reason that I am forced to announce that from this moment on, golf is my sworn enemy. Wherever it goes, whatever it does, I shall be hating it. And one day, when it least suspects it, I shall bring down the fiery vengeance of a thousand suns upon its head.

You're not just on the list, golf. You are the list.

That is all.

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