crystalcazzie: (Emo Darcy)
Apparently my mood is like a yoyo lately and right now it's definitely at a low point.

But with this post I have officially won NaBloPoMo for another year, so yay for that.

Day One

Nov. 4th, 2015 07:43 pm
crystalcazzie: (Sara Smile)
My basil plant was getting out of control, so I've stripped a load of the leaves and made pesto. I didn't really follow a recipe, just threw things together and hoped for the best. It tasted ok when I tried it, but the real test will be this evening when I have it with dinner. If I don't post tomorrow it's probably because I've poisoned myself.

I think I am going to attempt NaBloPoMo this year and, as I'm not sure I can think of enough things to talk about to fill 30 journal entries, [livejournal.com profile] rachg82 has very helpfully given me a list of topics to talk about.

30 Topics for November )

Today's topic is favourite song. It's a tricky one because there are quite a few songs I love, but whenever I answer this question I usually go with After All by Dar Williams. I've loved it for many years and it means so much to me that, even now, it still has the power to make me cry.
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
It's November and that means I get to decide if I want to attempt NaNo again this year. I'm thinking probably not since I have enough trouble writing journal entries, let alone an entire 50,000 word story. But maybe I should have a go at writing something. Maybe my difficulty writing is because I'm out of practice and I should force myself to do it more. But I don't like the idea of writing something bad, even though I know I'm the only one who'll ever read it.

I could also attempt NaBloPoMo again. That's a bit easier since I don't have to write that much, just something every day. Of course in that case I'd have to remember to visit LJ on a regular basis, which could be an issue.

Hmm, I'll see how I feel. But for now, have some rambling about TV shows:

Bones, Castle, Doctor Who, Prison Break )

NaBloPoMo

Nov. 30th, 2012 11:10 pm
crystalcazzie: (Greeks In Ur Base)
I win.
crystalcazzie: (PB Make Out)
It's 11:10 and I have 50 minutes to write an entry or I lose at NaBloPoMo. I suppose technically I could just post this and it would count, but I feel like I should make more of an effort.

Not that my previous entries have been pinnacles of blogging brilliance, but whatever.

See, this is why I wanted a prompt yesterday. A jumping off point for something to write about.

I don't know why I'm having trouble. It's nearly midnight and I've had wine. I should be a fountain of pointless rambling and ridiculous ideas. Maybe I'm just too old for this shit. I am nearly 30 after all.

Speaking of being old, I should go to bed soon. I feel so tired all the time lately. I wonder if I should be worried about that.

Halloween

Oct. 31st, 2012 06:44 pm
crystalcazzie: (Halloween)
Happy Halloween, everyone!

I carved my pumpkin on Saturday while watching Strictly Come Dancing and drinking wine. Maybe that's why he looks so happy:





Such a happy pumpkin.

He's currently sitting by the front door, ready to welcome any trick-or-treaters who might come by. So far no-one has appeared, possibly put off by the rain, but the night is still young.

I went to Starbucks earlier and tried a pumpkin spice latte. I was a bit wary at first but it was actually really nice. When I got home I made bat cookies and now I'm drinking a jack-o-lantern cocktail. It's quite strong and I still have to make dinner later. Hopefully I'll be able to stay upright.

I'm also dressed up, complete with witch earrings and Elphaba necklace. I mention this because no one else is. I'm really the only person in my family who gets excited about things like Halloween and Christmas. Clearly I need to get some children. Or find some friends who live close enough that I can force them to celebrate with me.

In other news, it's November tomorrow and that means I have to decide if I want to do NaNoWriMo and/or NaBloPoMo this year. I'm pretty certain that I won't be able to write 50,000 words, but I'm thinking it might be good to try and write something. And I hardly ever come on LJ any more, so NaBloPoMo might be difficult to achieve. Or it could be my triumphant return. I see I'm not alone in drifting away from this site though, so if I do end up posting every day I'll probably end up filling your friends pages with nothing but my pointless ramblings.
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
And with this post I win NaBloPoMo. I expect a prize, internet.

Congratulations to any NaNoWriMo winners. My traitorous mind has now come up with an idea for a story I really want to write. I think it waited a whole month on purpose just to mess with me. I'm going to try and write it anyway, but without the motivation of NaNo to spur me on I may not do very well.

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...

November

Nov. 1st, 2011 07:54 pm
crystalcazzie: (Halloween)
Happy November, everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Halloween/Samhain. We actually had two sets of trick-or-treaters come to the door, which was nice. The boy from up the hill was very impressed with my brother's Angry Birds pumpkin.

But October and Halloween are behind us now and we must look forward to the future. To November. To NaNoWriMo. Except I've been wavering back and forth on whether I'm actually going to do it this year and I think the final answer is no. Mainly because I have absolutely no idea for a story. That's a bit of a hindrance and I don't really want to spend ages every day forcing myself to write something I'm not really into.

I might do NaBloPoMo though. It would be an incentive for me to post more here and not disappear for days at a time like I have been doing. :)
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.

F Me

Nov. 18th, 2010 10:46 pm
crystalcazzie: (L&C Crazy Lex)
I'm pleased to see that my last entry was such a success. It was, of course, a deep and meaningful philosophical observation on the nature of social interaction on the internet and in no way a desperate and literally last minute post made in order to not lose at NaBloPoMo.

Having said that, I see I did receive a request to talk about things that begin with the letter f, so here goes:

Fingers. Food. Flimsy excuses for posting. I have all of these things.

Fireworks. Flugelhorns. Ford Prefects. I do not have any of these things.

Friends. That would be you lot.

Fantastic. Ditto.

:)
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.

...

Nov. 4th, 2010 10:18 pm
crystalcazzie: (Penguin kiss)
I'm not really here. I'm just posting so I don't lose at NaBloPoMo.

And now I'm going to go to bed. I feel like I should take some cooca with me to complete my old lady status.
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: (Default)
The fireworks, bonfire and drinking night is going awesomely. We are currently in the middle of a game of Cranium and the only reason I have come over to post this is so I don't lose at NaBloPoMo.
crystalcazzie: (Halloween)
Happy Halloween for yesterday! I hope everyone had fun. I had a great time carving pumpkins and watching Halloween episodes of TV programmes. I also ate more chocolate than I probably should have.

And I'm still eating the chocolate now. It's brain food. And why do I need brain food? Because it's the 1st of November and that means it's NaNo time! So far my story has, uh, zero words because I'm still not certain what I'm going to write. But I'll think of something. I will.

I'm also planning to do NaBloPoMo again, where you write a journal entry a day for every day of November, so expect to be hearing a lot from me from now until December.

And lastly, I have a cold. I'm telling you this because, well, I think it's important to share.
crystalcazzie: (Default)
As the month draws to a close, let's see how I've done in my various Mos.

NaNoWriMo - 23,364 words. I had hoped to reach 25,000 so I could at least have got halfway, but I seem to have written myself into a corner. Drat.

NaBloPoMo - Success! Kind of.
crystalcazzie: (Default)
November is nearly over. Soon you will no longer have the unparalleled joy that comes from reading my daily posts full of importance and meaning. How will you all survive?
crystalcazzie: (NaNo Icon)
NaNoWriMo: 6808 words. Not good.
NaBloPoMo: Doing well despite lack of ideas for posts.
crystalcazzie: (Default)
I have started my NaNo story. Finally. And, as if that's not enough, I'm considering doing NaBloPoMo too. Which is basically posting an entry every day for the month of November. Shouldn't be too difficult, although I'm sure I'll run out of things to say and start posting any old crap pretty soon.

I suppose I've already failed due to my lack of a proper 1/11 entry but whatever. I can start now and see what happens. It's not like I'm doing it properly.

Fireworks and bonfire tonight. I'm so excited about this. In the interests of fairness and equality and burninating as much stuff as possible, we're going to make a Parliament to burn. Perhaps a Guy too, so both sides are represented. Hee!

Yay for fire and explosions! (Safely controlled, of course.)

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