aceofkittens: (crrrrrazy)
Since this is what I always think about whenever I make the first of my typical two posts each month, I'm going to start off January's copious postings with the meme where I go through all of last year's posts and c/p the first line for your amusement. So meta, amirite?

Notably, this was the first time I genuinely forgot a couple of times and didn't make some inane unlocked post as my first post of the month. As a result, I had to suppress one of the entries, but oh well! I present...

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2012

Go to your Calendar and find the first (public) entry for each month of 2012. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review."

January: 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.
February: The laptop has a virus (or thirty).
March: I'm back in the endless cycle of "I really should post more / I have so much I want to talk about / but I have no time / oh look, now it's two weeks later."
April: Deep thought for the day: I don't miss volunteering with the cat rescue people, but I sure do miss seeing kittens.
May: I get to go to Vegas on Tuesday for work!
June: First World Problems, I know, but I'm irritated by the fact that I no longer seem to get any notifications on LJ — nor do I get to see most people's FB posts, no matter how many settings I tweak to make sure that, in fact, I am getting to see everyone's posts.
July: I've decided that it's my moral imperative to make sure all of you come with me to an Old 97's concert at least once.
August: Honestly, I have no idea how I'm going to survive being in Vegas for a week in September for work.
September: Here's the thing: if I had gone to Burning Man this year, I would be missing the Old 97's at the Fillmore tomorrow night.
October: This was a friends-locked entry and I'm not comfortable posting its first line.
November: Guess what, I still suck at updating, which shouldn't be a surprise, but I really was on a roll there for a while.
December: I need new black boots and I need them fast.

I like how some themes are a constant, no matter the year—Vegas, the Old 97's, and, of course, my hollow promises of posting more. :)
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. :)
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 )
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: (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: (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: (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.
aceofkittens: (work)
Oh yeah, I did that careers meme/quiz just like everyone else. At first, my #1 job seemed to be "Anthropologist," which was my college major, and something I'm not interested in pursuing at all. Then, I took the additional test, and "Anthropologist" dropped in the rankings. The results are revealed below!

Everybody's working for the weekend )
aceofkittens: (spongebob)
Remember that Art Meme? No? Hey, it was only 11 months ago! And remember that Photo Meme? Come on, that was only 6 months ago!

[livejournal.com profile] rxw wrote: I'd like to see a picture of something you've been putting off, then finished, and are satisfied with.

Well, I'm happy to tell you all that I have finally finished that damn Art Meme! :) And I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out. Though it certainly wasn't done in a timely manner, I really gave all of them 100%! It wasn't even that I procrastinated on this project (that much), it just proved to be that some of the art took longer to put together than I thought it would.

When I get back from Burning Man, I'll post all 5 things and some explanations, but in the meantime, I'll just post one of them for [livejournal.com profile] rxw, under the cut.

O hai I went to collaj )

And now, to start packing. Something else I've put off, but hopefully will finish.
aceofkittens: (hmm2)
Hey, it's that interview meme, where people ask questions, get questions, etc. Whee! :) I finally took the bait in [livejournal.com profile] molly_mcb's LJ, and she has asked the following.

You've got questions? I've got answers! )
aceofkittens: (hmm2)
Remember that photo meme? Well, I'm finally getting around to posting the last of the photos.

For [livejournal.com profile] mango_king: Photos of my mighty booze collection.
Drink! )

For [livejournal.com profile] toastmantom: Me playing DDR.
DDR... Max! )

Still need to post:
A picture of something I've been putting off but finally finished for [livejournal.com profile] rxw
aceofkittens: (Default)
The awesome [livejournal.com profile] mzsa tagged me once more to do the 10 facts/questions/habits meme. Even though I just did it and have done it like 5 other times, I thought of some good ones, so I decided to comply... but this is going to be the last time I do this meme for a long time. :) So I'm not tagging anyone back. The buck stops here!

10 more facts, etc. about Ace of Kittens )

That is all! Do not ask me to do this again! :)
aceofkittens: (chip is the best)
In the photo meme I began about 3,000 years ago, [livejournal.com profile] bluesilverkdg had requested the most adorable pic of Chip sleeping that I could snap. This is kind of cheating, because I didn't take these pics myself. They are samples of the two to four photos of Chip daily taken by MIB with his camera phone and sent to me at work. But they are adorable, so there you go. :)



Chip sleeping with his best friend, MIB!


Chip sleeping on top of the tree made for him by his best friend, MIB!

So cute!

Still need to post:And probably won't )
aceofkittens: (i'm too sexy for this icon)
I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] veevi, and though I've done versions of this particular meme several times before, I'm taking a short break and I'll do it again now. :)

"RULES: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names. No tag backs. We only tag because we love."

Just the facts, ma'am )
Well, that should do it. I tag: [livejournal.com profile] aerinys, [livejournal.com profile] bigkgbguy, [livejournal.com profile] cr0wgrrl, [livejournal.com profile] dreamervictoria, [livejournal.com profile] echristo, [livejournal.com profile] fantasticpants, [livejournal.com profile] goldenmean, [livejournal.com profile] hint, [livejournal.com profile] muridae_x, and [livejournal.com profile] sassycat8. Chop, chop!

Oh, and for those who want to know, many other random/fun/weird/whatever facts about me can be found here, here, here, here, and here. :)
aceofkittens: (Default)
For the photo meme, [livejournal.com profile] dreamervictoria asked to see pics of my hair and hair care regimen. I happily oblige!

Wherein I reveal that I haven't washed my hair in months )
Still need to post:I will post you! )
aceofkittens: (avatar)
I actually stayed home from work today because I have a wracking cough and conjunctivitis. My left eye is bright red and shoots lasers! Isn't that awesome?
Not so much.

So here are more pictures! :) Warning: lots of images.

For [livejournal.com profile] rezendi: My car!
Vroom, vroom! )

For [livejournal.com profile] dedopossum: The inside of my fridge. With comparisons to 2004 and a bonus freezer shot!
Food for thought )

For [livejournal.com profile] cheezaddict: My closet!
The strange fuzzy things Ace wears )

For [livejournal.com profile] molly_mcb: A favorite area in the apartment.
Reading nook )

Still need to post:So I don't forget )Stay tuned!
aceofkittens: (i'm too sexy for this icon)
I was busy over the weekend and took some more pics from the photo meme! :)

For [livejournal.com profile] burningempires: My bedroom!
Here in my bedroom... )

For [livejournal.com profile] ladyeuthanasia: Another pic of Chip!
Chip has been a naughty boy )

For [livejournal.com profile] chose: A favorite place to relax.
Relax, don't do it... )

For [livejournal.com profile] _stillsong_: Speaking of the ocean, here it is in all its glory. And then there are some photos of my strange toes being eaten by the ocean, just like requested. :)
We spotted the ocean... at the edge of the toes... )

Still need to post: So I don't forget )
aceofkittens: (avatar)
The weekend was a mixed bag. Gonna groove it all night long )
aceofkittens: (crrrrrazy)
I recently got a wonderful Senseo Coffee Pod System through my magical friend, the Internet. After some deliberation, I decided to take this Senseo single cup coffee maker to work, mainly because I spend so much time at work AND the coffee at work SUCKS. Plus, I figured this way I could make nice with my coworkers — by offering them delicious cups of steaming hot Senseo coffee. By the way, did I mention this small coffee maker is a Senseo? It's actually quite good. You should get one of these coffee makers for yourself!

Anyway, I set the Senseo up last week and we had a lot of fun trying it out in my little work area, but then somehow things fell by the wayside and I didn't have any all week. But then this afternoon, things were dragging a little and Happy Hour seemed like it was hours away, because it was. I suddenly remembered that I was the proud owner of a Senseo and, hey, why not have some coffee!

So I lifted up the lid to place the coffee pods into the Senseo and... YEEEEOW! There was a giant spider in there!!! I screamed like a banshee and everyone came running to see who was murdering me. I was mortified and ashamed (for those who haven't ever heard me emit the blood-curdling "shriek of spider discovery," it is, in fact, ear-splitting) and tried to play it off like it was no big deal. In the meantime, I lost sight of the spider. So then I frantically searched for it among the papers on my desk, only to look up and see it was still sitting on the Senseo. So I screamed again. Then I took its picture. Then I screamed and flailed while taking it outside. Now everyone I work with knows thinks I'm a psycho. Not even delicious Senseo coffee will save me now! Oh well. :)

Spider picture: not for the arachnophobic )

Oh, yeah, and here are pics of the rest of my cubicle for [livejournal.com profile] darthmollusc
Cube with a view )
So, yeah, that's where I work.

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