aceofkittens: (britney - patron saint of my cat hates y)
I feel like I am slowly turning into a grouchy hermit crab. Just call me Crabby Patty.


^^^^
I DREAM OF THIS
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: (vodka cat)
In addition to being procrastinating cat, I am also exceedingly grumpy.

Two great emotions that go great together.

Let's make some small talk, LJ. Hey, did you all know Harrison Ford has a new movie coming out? No, me neither. It looks about as good as Six Days, Seven Nights. I can't believe how much I used to admire that man.

Ummm... what else can we talk about. How about those Giants? Do you think they'll win the pennant this year? Oh wait. Right.

Now I slither offline and procrastinate some more.
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
As far as I'm concerned, I've already released the Kraken about twenty times this week. I'd like to release some happy bunnies or maybe a unicorn or something.

Goddamn. :(
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: (not here)
I've been trying really hard lately to practice mindfulness, because I am tired of constantly losing things. I went through and tagged my entire LJ over the holidays, and the fact that "losing my stuff" earned fifteen entries and that I was struggling with this very issue in 2004 really says a lot.

It's not simply the grief at losing a beloved slug hat, or the annoyance at losing a particularly cute set of fleecy striped gloves (as I did over the holidays and still do not understand how that happened), though those things are irritating and painful. It's the underlying knowledge that you're scattered, careless, disorganized, brainless. Except that I have a mind like a steel-jaw trap, which retains facts and trivia for all of eternity... so it makes no sense that my body is like a sieve, constantly leaking small items.

Really, to give myself a little bit of slack, it's that I've got other things on my mind, so these little trivial matters like "Where are the car keys this time?" fall by the wayside. However, after losing the striped fleecy gloves, I really had it with myself. I decided I would pay close attention to all of my small objects, a roll call of items, if you would. This involved saying to myself: "Ok, the car keys always go in the front pocket of my bag. The work keycard always goes in the other front pocket. The sunglasses go in the back pocket. This is where these items live and they have to come home every night to where they live."

It has been working pretty well, and I was giving myself a pat on the back for no longer having to worry about losing my stuff. You can tell there's a "Dun dun DUNNNNN...." moment coming, right? Yeah, well.

Blah )
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.

Blah

Jun. 25th, 2008 08:58 am
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
I haven't really been posting, nor have I been reading LJ closely. I am what in the business is known as "blah."

Chip = no significant change. Some days are better than others.

I do have some things I wanted to write about but... too much effort.

Sorry to have surely missed people's posts. :/

Maybe this trip to Kansas City will be the thing that re-sets me back into a good mood. Yeah, right. (Going to a wedding there this weekend).

Blah.
aceofkittens: (crrrrrazy)
What's going on with me lately? I know you've been wondering...

Wonder no more! )
Well, that's probably more than enough: tl;dr... Over and out.

Snails

Mar. 31st, 2008 10:04 pm
aceofkittens: (stik)
My snails are a lot of work.

First of all, the HR girls gave me a bunch more from their fish tank — in fact, they gave me all the snails from their fish tank. Those girls know I am soft hearted and won't let any snails get flushed down the garbage disposal, which is what they said they would do if I didn't take them. But that means that my snail population is constantly growing and the filter isn't able to keep up. The water is icky and smells bad and even though I've tried to do population control by scooping out eggs, I still end up with tiny baby snails. Eventually, I will have 10,000 snails.

Meanwhile, I bought new rocks that are bright white so that I could see the snails better. They were very hard to spot on top of the dark rocks. I like how they travel along on the underside of the water, hanging upside down. It's very cute. I also like to make them happy by throwing algae flakes into the water. They still like the pirate ship and travel up and down the rigging quite a bit. Captain Jack Snailo is very large, comparatively speaking. Pretty soon, s/he will be big enough to photograph, I think.

So, in a nutsnail shell, my pond snails are nice and I like watching them. However, I really hoped for something a little less high maintenance.
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
I'm self-conscious about this first line, because I just remembered about that meme where you post the first line from every month for the past year.

I'm sort of in a daze, barely able to keep up with LJ. I've been down in the doldrums for a while now and can't seem to shake it. However, there are some positive things:

  • I have finished decorating my new cube at work. It is a thing of beauty. I will take pictures and post them.
  • Got to see [livejournal.com profile] missorangegirl down here in LA... mad laughs and pomegranate martinis!
  • Going to see The Golden Compass tonight at midnight and again next week with [livejournal.com profile] vaznetti
  • [livejournal.com profile] vaznetti is coming to visit next week! Yay!!!
  • Chip is the best! :)
  • Blah

    Apr. 23rd, 2007 06:22 pm
    aceofkittens: (battle!)
    Oh yeah, I'm handling the work stress well. I just squirted a shot of whipped cream directly into my mouth.

    Blah

    Mar. 19th, 2007 12:36 am
    aceofkittens: (bad mood)
    ...and now I will stay up all night writing a paper and presentation.

    I promised myself I wouldn't do this!!! Why, why, why, why?!!!

    Meh

    Aug. 9th, 2006 09:12 pm
    aceofkittens: (angry)
    I'm both surly and bored. It's not a great combination.

    Meh.

    If I didn't have to work, I'd just go to bed to put everyone out of my misery.
    aceofkittens: (snowman)
    Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?

    If I could find the CD containing my photo editor program, I'd post some groovy photos.
    aceofkittens: (avatar)
    Sadly, I didn't win the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday. This was the first time I'd played lotto in I don't know how long. I was seduced by the siren call of $140 million dollars.

    So here it is, the middle day of a three day weekend. So many things to do, so little motivation. Yesterday, I went to the gym for the first time in more than a year. I did the bikes. I'm not sure that I want to join this gym, so I'm testing it out for 2 weeks for free. Actually, I just don't want to go to the gym at all. I want to be able to exercise at home and outside. But apparently, it just isn't enough — not if I want to fit into any of my pants.

    Pants don't lie, baby, pants don't lie.

    I am in a curious space with regards to this journal right now. There's a lot of self-censoring going on. As a result, it's all "bla bla bla." Oh well.

    Next on my exciting Sunday agenda: trip to Costco!
    aceofkittens: (poison apple)
    I owe this one to Len )

    I have had a really shitty day. Even making that Moosewood curried squash soup didn't make it better. I'm sure I munged up the recipe somehow and it probably tastes like ass.

    However, passing the 8th grade math quiz with flying colors did make things a little better. (And I stole that quiz from my Internet gf, [livejournal.com profile] zazouu!) Because math is fun.
    aceofkittens: (bad mood)
    Here's one photo from NYE. Sadly, I failed in my quest to become blindingly drunk. In fact, I remained stone cold sober throughout the evening.

    Nevertheless, I still look drunk )

    Yeah. And cranky.
    aceofkittens: (woohoo!)
    I can't remember the last time I was this grouchy. I hope to obliterate all rational thought processes during the course of the night.* Wish me luck, gentle readers!

    And have a great New Year while you're at it. :)

    * I'll take pictures tonight if I remember.
    aceofkittens: (rhett)
    I would give anything not to feel so jagged.

    The alcohol is helping.

    ETA: And if my heart was a car, you would have stripped it a long time ago.

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