aceofkittens: (avatar)
YEAR IN REVIEW
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."

(This is easier and easier to do every year! In 2010, I only posted about once or twice a month.)

January: I feel like the first update for 2010 ought to be something auspicious, but there's nothing really earth-shattering going on.
February: Just like last year, I've let my paid account lapse.
March: Thanks to the amazing and wonderful [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo, my foster cat Ghost has found a home!
April: As far as I'm concerned, I've already released the Kraken about twenty times this week.
May: I really hoped that my first update for May would be one of those deep and meaningful posts that I keep thinking about writing (and then never do), but I really just want to express my sorrow about the fact that my hair care product line has been discontinued, and I am thus doomed to a future with sad, frizzy hair.
June: I forced my relatives to watch two episodes of Father Ted yesterday.
July: This morning, I got to watch sumo wrestling as nearly 40 pounds of cat clashed in the hallway in a brief, but fierce battle.
August: This is really just a placeholder post because I'm always aware of that meme where you have to post the first line of the first post of each month.
September: So here's my plan: I'm not going to wash my hair until I finish all my post-Burning Man cleanup.
October: Oh yes, I am posting up a storm, as per usual.
November: In addition to being procrastinating cat, I am also exceedingly grumpy.
December: This is the time of year when I start going on about how I probably won't renew my paid account when it expires... and then I go ahead and renew and still don't post at all.

The post for September makes me laugh. I'm STILL not done with my post-Burning Man cleanup. My hair would be one giant dread if I hadn't washed it.
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
This is the time of year when I start going on about how I probably won't renew my paid account when it expires... and then I go ahead and renew and still don't post at all. Humbug!

Just so you all know, I finally canceled my gym membership down in LA! ;)
aceofkittens: (battle!)
I'm actually planning to start posting again, so I went through and deleted a bunch of random LJs off my list who hadn't posted in years. Their owners are unlikely to ever even notice, but I felt compelled to make a note of it here. I also deleted all the "strikethrough" LJs and the LJs of people who had cut ME (and I hadn't noticed).

Cleaning house is good! Now to cancel that gym membership... ;)
aceofkittens: (crrrrrazy)
Oh yes, I am posting up a storm, as per usual. The sad thing is that I really do have stuff I want to write about — I'm just too f'ing lazy / blah to arse myself to do it.

I still want to write about Burning Man.

I have other things to share, too. For example, Sprat photos must make their way online. Maybe tomorrow. :)

*Yes, it's a Green Day quote. I've got no motivation!
aceofkittens: (crrrrrazy)
This is really just a placeholder post because I'm always aware of that meme where you have to post the first line of the first post of each month.
aceofkittens: (ah go on)
I am going to try once again to post more. Whee!!!

Okay, so lately, I've been some kind of magnet for weird injuries. In the past few weeks:

  • I was severely bitten and scratched by one of the cats belonging to my rescue group, to the point that I still have a bruise on my leg though it's been three weeks.

  • I fell on my ass getting out of a car, which resulted in a tremendous bruise upon buttocks.

  • I was cutting bread and cut my finger down to the bone.

  • I sprained my ankle simply walking down the street. It 'popped' out with a sickening sort of crunch. It's better, but I am still a little gimpy.


Last night, I was making dinner and let out a tremendous yell. [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf said from the other room, "You cut yourself again, didn't you." It wasn't a question. Yes, I had cut myself again. At least, there was minimal bleeding this time.

Is it time for another anti-evil-eye ritual? Perhaps!
aceofkittens: (not here)
...you get me for another year. Sucker alert!!!

Welcome back, userpics and photos! I missed you.

And now, to refrain from posting for a month to make me feel like this was money well spent! ;)
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
Just like last year, I've let my paid account lapse. I'm not sure I'm going to bother restoring it this time, despite the resulting loss of 90% of my user pics and 100% of my uploaded content. On the one hand, what is it? $25? On the other, I don't think it's worth even that much, considering how little I've posted in here over the last year. I may change my mind later (again).

Lots of people have written interesting posts about the "death of LJ." For me, it's not that the "soundbytes" of Facebook or Twitter have replaced LJ as the favored form of communication. I'm just tired and at the end of the day, even when I have plenty to talk about here, I can't seem to be bothered. I can't be bothered to do a lot of things right now, unfortunately. It's always a bad sign when I start avoiding my best friend, the Internet.

Oh well, buck up, little trooper!
aceofkittens: (hmm2)
YEAR IN REVIEW
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2009. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review."

January: Well, so far, it seems that my decision not to get a permanent LJ account may have been the right one, but, who knows.
February: Well, I went ahead and renewed my paid account.
March: As this is entry #1028, and 10/28 also happens to be my birthday, I figured I better make it a good one.
April: The last couple of months have been so busy that I probably shouldn't have bothered to renew my paid LJ membership, considering how little I have been posting.
May: I am so very sad and I wish I could somehow rewind and undo what happened on Sunday night.
June: As some of you may know, long-term writing projects are definitely not my strong suit.
July: I don't know whether it's the fact that my ever-dwindling attention span is now only able to keep up with Facebook/Twitter, or simply that my love affair with LJ is finally coming to an end.
August: In lieu of actual content, here is a snippet from last night's IM chat with [livejournal.com profile] toastmantom.
September: Yes, I am in LA, desperately struggling to finish packing up the apartment, while working as a part-time, non-exempt employee at my old job.
October: There is apparently a T-Mobile outage, which has disabled my precious, precious Sidekick, lifeline to the Internet!
November: I posted this to the Kittypix community, and I thought I'd give it a shot here too.
December: My mom is in the midst of having the kitchen remodeled, so there are contractors and workmen stomping all over the house and the whole place smells like fresh paint and varnish.

Yeah, this just about encapsulates it re: LJ. It definitely was not worth it to renew my paid account. I posted about twice a month for most of the year. Since I do still read other people's LJs, I miss all the extra user pics that already expired, but I really just don't know if I want to spend any more money here. Of course, if I don't renew, all my photos previously posted to LJ will break... decisions, decisions.
aceofkittens: (hmm2)
The last couple of months have been so busy that I probably shouldn't have bothered to renew my paid LJ membership, considering how little I have been posting. After each fun activity/trip/wonderful houseguest, I've thought: "Oh, I should post about this!" and then not done it.

But I really do need to post the photos of my slug hat adventures! So I will try to do that soon, I promise.
aceofkittens: (Default)
Oh, I see how LJ is playing it. They not only stripped my user pics when I didn't renew my paid account, they also broke the links to nearly all the photos I had stored in their oh-so-convenient Gallery. Well, this irritates me. It may be the kind of irritation that is cured by spending the damn $25. Or, I suppose I could move the files to somewhere else and redo all the links.
aceofkittens: (not here)
Well, so far, it seems that my decision not to get a permanent LJ account may have been the right one, but, who knows. All I can say is, it was super easy to download everything via LjArchive. I had all my entries and comments backed up in about five minutes. Yay! I still may reclaim my paid account, eventually. Given my current Posty McPostersons tendencies (sarcasm), it may be a while.

Work has exhausted me to a point where I really have nothing else to say, despite actually having some funny stories I considered sharing earlier in the week.
aceofkittens: (stik)
Here is that year-end meme:

YEAR IN REVIEW
Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2008. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review."

January: Thanks to an amazing White Elephant gift exchange, I am now the proud owner of what must surely be a replica of the Holy Stone of Clonrichert!
February: The other week, we discovered a red-brown worm in our bathtub.
March: XKCD for the win!
April: [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf and I are in Arizona this weekend for a wedding.
May: There are many thoughts brewing in my head, but, they keep whirling around and around, like a kid inside a revolving door.
June: I realize that the people have voted for me to go to NYC, but I'm not going.
July: Back from the whirlwind tour of Missouri.
August: Last night, I was in Mandalay again...
September: I continue to go through my days in somewhat of a fugue.
October: Russell Fucking Crowe, on stage with Great Big Sea at the House of Blues tonight.
November: I'm not a very political person, but when the networks called the presidential race, I actually burst into tears.
December: Today was hard enough without the work-splosion.

***
This was pretty easy, considering I only posted about three times a month for most of the year. As a result, I have decided not to renew my paid account, which expired today. It's not that I can't afford the $25, it's that I don't see the "ROI" (return on investment) right now. Maybe if I start posting more than once in a blue moon, I'll miss my precious user-pics.

Happy New Year, everybody! Let's hope 2009 is better than 2008, which was verily a year full of suck.

Sigh

Dec. 20th, 2007 08:03 am
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
I am totally failing at LJ right now. I blame Scrabulous...

Eeee!!!!

Jul. 23rd, 2007 12:55 pm
aceofkittens: (yay)
I get to meet [livejournal.com profile] _stillsong_ today in person! OMG, eeeee, yay!!!!
aceofkittens: (yay)
My Invisible Boyfriend's Non-Invisible LJ!!!

If you actually know him, feel free to add him. :)

Irritants

Jun. 9th, 2007 08:09 am
aceofkittens: (ah go on)
Lately, I've been mulling over what little behaviors in other people I find annoying and why. I would have to say that my #1 annoyance is when people don't seem to retain the information I have given them (so it's a real blessing that I dropped out of academe or I would be irritated 24/7). :) Whether it's an inability to follow a story I'm telling, or failing to remember the relationship between key players, or just asking me repeatedly what it is I am doing Friday night, when people do this, I find myself feeling extremely irritated.

Why? One of the reasons is that I am blessed with a memory like a steel jaw trap for certain things and thus I can't imagine that other people might not be as (anal) retentive. Thus, I perceive their inattention or la-la-la flakiness as a failure to listen to me, which triggers some other hot buttons for me.

This is not a killing offense, or else [livejournal.com profile] toastmantom would have been dead years ago. :) However, I often find myself somewhat snarly over this sort of thing.

And what about you? Tell me all your secret irritants...
aceofkittens: (hmm)
Conversation from a few moments ago:

[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: You should get a LJ, you know...
MIB: Uh huh... yeah, yeah.
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: That way you can read all my locked posts...
MIB: Uh huh, yeah...
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: Especially when you're gone this summer.
MIB: Couldn't I just talk to you?
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: ...
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: I'm going to have to post about this!
MIB: That's pathetic.

Accomplishments of the weekend include: I unpacked my Mr. Bento & set up my Sansa MP3 player — instead of doing anything that actually needed doing, of course! :)

ETA: Photo of #1 Mr. Bento lunch. The lunchbox was a lot less roomy on the inside than I thought it would be.
photo! )
aceofkittens: (battle!)
The week blew past and I was often so busy and distracted that I didn't have time to check LJ! :) Whoah.

Suddenly, I'm in one of my "music" phases and I want to listen to music and to purchase a real MP3 player. Whoah!

And I'm now in SF at my mom's house and it's actually warm here. WHOAH!

Obviously, these are all signs of the encroaching Apocalypse...
aceofkittens: (hmm)
I have hit 100 people on my friends list and several conversations over the last two days have prompted me to examine the group.

  • 8 of the 100 are duplicate journals/writing journals/etc.
  • 2 of the 100 are people I met RL after knowing them only through LJ.
  • 30 of the 100 are internet people whom I have never met RL.
  • 60 of the 100 are people I know RL who also happen to have a LJ. That does include a few people who I knew of through LJ, but we met first, then LJ-friended later.

    It's weird and probably an atypical percentage of net-to-flesh LJ friends (though 100% of [livejournal.com profile] toastmantom's list are RL people, so I'm not THAT weird! :).

    Generally, I think of myself as a pretty decent comment-er, though I haven't had as much time to comment during the day due to work and I feel like I've been missing a lot of people's entries. Sometimes I do wonder about the people on my list who never seem to comment, but I just tend to assume they are as busy as I am or don't have anything particularly pithy to add to the entry or maybe they've long since taken me off their default view. I'm down with all of that.

    I don't get upset when people de-friend me, so if you have been dying to do so, feel free. :) Hey, sometimes it just doesn't work out. (Of course, if I also happen to know you RL, I will cut you, bitch! You will pay with your life!)
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