aceofkittens: (do not want!)
The laptop has a virus (or thirty). I knew something was wrong last week when web surfing crawled to a painfully snail-like pace, my Wifi connection kept breaking, and FF started randomly opening up tabs to spam sites.

Boring details )
aceofkittens: (what? what?)
I just discovered that the "new" LJ comment style somehow magically restores all of my user icons that are currently locked because I didn't want to pay extra for the add-on. So that's very exciting to me! They're still not available if I say, make a post, or comment in the old style. But it's like a tiny little New Year's present. I liked a lot of those icons - there was no rhyme or reason as to which got "frozen" and which I got to keep.

Oh, and yes, Happy New Year!
aceofkittens: (Default)
YEAR IN REVIEW: 2011

Go to your Calendar and find the first (public) entry for each month of 2010. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review."

January: Well, once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!
February: I am in a particularly foul mood as of late, for a number of reasons that I don't want to get into in a public entry, especially since — as always — I am keenly aware of the fact that this is the first entry for the month, and thus subject to the "End of Year First Lines Meme."
March: April may be the cruelest month, but February was kind of a bitch.
April: Between being sick and a host of other crap, I've once again fallen out of the habit of posting.
May: I've been hiding under a rock, which means I have abandoned LJ once again.
June: As I may have mentioned previously, every morning at 6:00 a.m., I am awakened by what I call "The Alarm Claw."
July: The new Old 97's record is out today and I can't wait to have it playing on an endless loop for the rest of the summer.
August: A week or so ago, a friend started a topic on Twitter: What if George R. R. Martin wrote YA / Children's books?
September: Well, so much for keeping up with LJ.
October: Here it is, suddenly a month or more later.
November: Happy World Vegan Day, everybody!
December: Earlier in the week, I overheard someone on the bus say, "Bye, TTYL!"

I'm so meta about this meme. I may have to stop doing it, because I'm always thinking about it at the beginning of each month or whenever I get around to posting that month. :)

OMG LMFAO

Dec. 4th, 2011 10:53 pm
aceofkittens: (69 dude!)
Earlier in the week, I overheard someone on the bus say, "Bye, TTYL!" They actually spelled it out: "Tee Tee Why El!" I was going to Tweet about it, but then I lost reception and forgot about it til just now.

Man, I just love the internet so much sometimes. Where would we be without it? Drawing captions with chalk onto cat daguerreotypes, that's where.
aceofkittens: (yay)
Happy World Vegan Day, everybody! Start of World Vegan Month. Find out more!
aceofkittens: (hmm2)
Here it is, suddenly a month or more later. I guess I better write something soon or I'll feel that I shouldn't have re-upped my paid membership! ;) (How many times have I written just that?)

Oops

Sep. 18th, 2011 08:52 am
aceofkittens: (do not want!)
Well, so much for keeping up with LJ. Don't worry, you haven't missed all that much.
aceofkittens: (muahahah)
A week or so ago, a friend started a topic on Twitter: What if George R. R. Martin wrote YA / Children's books? I joined in on the fun and then another friend chimed in as well. I'm still chortling about this a week later.

Behold our clever titles!

  • Where the Kingsroad Ends
  • Tales of a Night's Watch Nothing
  • Tyrion and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Battle of Blackwater
  • The Lannister Boys in the Mystery of the Missing Crofter's Daughter
  • Because of Wun-Wun-Dixie
  • The Bluest Eye (North of the Wall)
  • Otherwise Known as Baelor the Blessed
  • Arya the Pest
  • Rumble Blackfish
  • The Hodor in the Rye
  • How to Eat Fried Horse Hearts
  • A Little Targaryen Princess
  • Little Lord Snow
  • Then Again, Maybe I Won't... Invade Westeros

    And, my #1 favorite, created by @oznog on Twitter:
  • Are You There, R'hollor? It's Me, Melisandre

    Please feel free to add your own in comments.
  • aceofkittens: (muahahah)
    This is an actual exchange I just had with my mom:

    Mom: "I can't believe they named their child Stark."
    Me: "You mean like Ned Stark?"
    Mom: "No. S-T-A-R-K, like the bird that delivers babies."
    Me: "That's a STORK. With an O."

    I was immediately compelled to create the following:

    Muahah )
    Thank you, I will be here all week.

    Trainwreck

    Jul. 5th, 2011 11:13 am
    aceofkittens: (rhettgasm)
    The new Old 97's record is out today and I can't wait to have it playing on an endless loop for the rest of the summer.

    Sample lyrics:

    You wonder what’s the deal?
    You’ve gotta fake it til it’s real
    There is no benefit to doubt
    You’ve got to let it all hang out
    I say I love you, what the heck
    I’m a trainwreck


    Some days, those guys are just about the only thing that keeps me going.
    aceofkittens: (chip is the best)
    As I may have mentioned previously, every morning at 6:00 a.m., I am awakened by what I call "The Alarm Claw." In addition to lovingly applying his claws to my face, Chip basically starts to do his best impression of a mountain goat by bouncing repeatedly onto my head. If I scrunch down to hide under the covers and Chip can't scoop me out, he goes over and starts to do the same thing to [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf until the latter roars out something like, "Get up and feed the cats!" except with a few more expletives.

    Meanwhile, Sprat just sits patiently and quietly nearby, supporting the wall in the way that he does. He has only tried to use The Alarm Claw on me once and it was more of an "Alarm-Purr." We like to pretend that Chip "deputized" Sprat to give it a shot, but Sprat just didn't pass muster. Maybe it's a very complicated game of "Good Cat, Bad Cat" that they're playing with me... I'm not sure. In any case, I'm not willing to give up my glorious nighttime kitty cuddles, not even for a good night's sleep. Besides, if we close the door, Chip claws at it relentlessly and makes piteous squeaking noises. Thus I live with The Alarm Claw as a fact of life.

    So that's all well and good, except a few days ago, Chip decided that 6 was too late for breakfast and started applying The Alarm Claw at 5:00 a.m.! Perhaps this was revenge for the fact that we were gone for three days and my mom came and fed them at odd times (certainly never at 6:00 a.m.!). For the first two days, I alternated hiding under the covers, throwing Chip off the bed, and saying "NO" in firm voice, but all these pitiful attempts to get a few more minutes of sleep failed miserably. This morning, however, [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf had had enough. After Chip jumped onto his face at 5:05 or so, he got up and ejected both cats from the room. Before closing the door, he cleverly placed two big pillows against it as a barrier to prevent Chip from scratching at it. Ah, blissful sleep...

    It was 6:30 when we woke up next. "I guess I'll go ahead and feed them," I mumbled, stumbling to the door and opening it. The pillow barrier had held up beautifully and both cats were sitting to one side of it, gazing up at me with grave reproach. Also in front of the pillows: three dark lumps of poo on the floor. Nooooo! Well, at least I didn't step in it.

    "I'm telling you," I said to [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf, "Chip wore a satisfied look. Like: yeah, THAT's what I think about you and your pillows and closed doors and opposable thumbs." "Chip would never do that," [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf replied, "It's my fault. I locked him away from his litter box and he didn't want to use Sprat's."

    I was ready to stay grumpy, but then Chip jumped up on my pillow and put his paws around my neck and purred me back to sleep. All was forgiven.
    aceofkittens: (vodka cat)
    I've been hiding under a rock, which means I have abandoned LJ once again. I'm going to try to get back in the LJ posting habit... really. I've actually been sitting on a bunch of posts, not the least of which is the account of my 1-year anniversary with Sprat! :)

    Sprat loves me the most.

    More later!
    aceofkittens: (bad mood)
    Between being sick and a host of other crap, I've once again fallen out of the habit of posting. To bring myself back to the fold, here is a meme. I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] thimble_kiss and now I have to tag a bunch of you.

    People who have been tagged must write the answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new, original question. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you. Fantastic! I tag people who I know like to do memes: [livejournal.com profile] artemis_rich, [livejournal.com profile] bluesilverkdg, [livejournal.com profile] burningempires, [livejournal.com profile] curlicue, [livejournal.com profile] emmiepie, [livejournal.com profile] segerquist, [livejournal.com profile] spatterdash, and [livejournal.com profile] yoshio. Go to it! :) Chop chop.

    17 Questions )

    Great

    Mar. 31st, 2011 09:34 pm
    aceofkittens: (my cough)
    My foul mood is even worse because I am sick. I was going to write this long, ranty post, but instead, I think I am just going to take to my sick-bed.
    aceofkittens: (bad mood)
    April may be the cruelest month, but February was kind of a bitch. So hopefully things will normalize soon and then I can procrastinate things like the Virtues meme just because I'm lazy, not because I'm dealing with stressful RL crap!

    Again, this is a placeholder post because I'm always thinking about that "first line" meme.
    aceofkittens: (consumer whore)
    The fact that you can't edit your comments if your LJ isn't "paid" was the last straw and I subscribed for another year. Damn you, LJ! But now that you've got me, I'm going to put you to work... with a poll!

    You see, I wanted to write another meme that was the flip side of the "Seven Deadly Sins" meme, but in doing so, discovered that there's two different lists of virtues. One is the list of "Seven Heavenly Virtues" which corresponds directly to the sins, and the other is the list of "Cardinal" virtues. There's some overlap, but it's not the same. So, without further ado:

    [Poll #1706821]

    Numerous monkeys are standing by numerous typewriters in anticipation of a tidal wave of responses. :)
    aceofkittens: (bad mood)
    So I've been too busy at the Russian Festival to post the meme or really do much online. Now my paid account expired and they stripped away all my user-pics. Last time, I had some extra "legacy" user-pics due to having been a paid member for X amount of time... maybe I am misremembering it, I don't know. The point is, ugh! I can't deal with this today. I have to be at the Festival in like 20 minutes!
    aceofkittens: (bad mood)
    I am in a particularly foul mood as of late, for a number of reasons that I don't want to get into in a public entry, especially since — as always — I am keenly aware of the fact that this is the first entry for the month, and thus subject to the "End of Year First Lines Meme."

    Unfortunately, doing a full re-read of my beloved Lymond Chronicles is not helping. If anything, it's just making me more cranky, melancholy, and wistful. Yes, all three! And I'm barely into the second book... it only gets worse.

    And from the hornes of Unicornes Lord safely me deliver.
    aceofkittens: (yay)
    I thought I would post a little update about Sprat! When I rescued Sprat on May 1, he weighed a whopping and rather unfortunate 23 lbs. Sprat's current weight is...

    The dramatic tension! )
    aceofkittens: (vodka cat)


    You Are an Appletini



    Most of the time, you're a typical party animal. You know how to have a good time.

    You're a friendly, fun drinker. Drinking usually brings out the best in you.

    When you drink a little too much, your flirtatious ways can get you in trouble.

    You really up your sex appeal when you're super sauced. Drinking totally lowers your inhibitions.


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