jenepel: (HP: Hermione "YAY")
Since I've pretty much spent the last two months thinking of entries but not posting them, I'm woefully out of date at putting anything of note down in any detail. This kind of sucks, but what I'm staring at now is never managing to catch up before the new year, so I think I'm going to have to suck it up and accept that it's not happening.

Riiiight.

Today is my last day of work, thank goodness, and my brother is at this very moment in London, which is awesome and amazing and wonderful and all that jazz. Unfortunately, I am sitting in my office, watching my backup happen, as it's estimated time jumps around from 2 hours to 30 mins to etc etc. I've been backing up stuff since noon, which is frankly insane, and I'm really about to stab something. Trev got to Manor House around 2PM, so he's basically been killing time at that complex with Sainsburys and Costas and whatever ever since. Poor boy. And I can literally do NOTHING, because I can't leave until this backup is done. When I get back this old computer will be gone. And so.

But it's SO FRAKKING SLOW. I want to kill it. Right now it says 15 mins, but I don't really trust that, since it's said it before. Also, the tax program is really unstable, so when I was backing that up it took a few hours because I kept having to do various clients separately so they didn't error out.

ANYWAY. This is not interesting, I just needed to rant somewhere.

In better news, you might notice my lovely Herminone icon, back in existence because my icons have been liberated! Whoo-hoo! The ever fabulous [livejournal.com profile] insanityjones gifted me some paid account time, which freed about half of them, and then I (unable to stand seeing the rest in purgatory) updated my userpic add-on. So I am with many icons once more. Now I need to do a proper clean out so that I can add some Glee and AI ones.

ETA: SHIT SHIT SHIT! Now it says 87 mins - I CANNOT wait that long, I just can't. What the fuck am I supposed to do here? I was supposed to leave work at 3 today.
jenepel: (Disney: HSM R&S "pondering")
Anyone know if they are doing that paid account & userpic gifting for Christmas like they usually do? I haven't seen anything about it in the news, and I just went back and looked to see if I had missed it. My paid account just expired, and now I just have 12 icons again, and they're all random ones. It's so sad! Usually that gifting thing happens before I expire, so maybe they're not doing it again this year? But I don't want to go ahead and pay for a paid account and then find out after the fact that they're doing the offer.

But...I want my icons back!!
jenepel: (Random: Nimbus cutest)
So many things to tell, so little time!

I have a ton of new icons - I am actually at my icon limit right now, which never happens because I like the feeling of space. But I'm sure some of those will fail out at some point. Part of the great influx was a request batch by [livejournal.com profile] visualthinker11 which included the Nimbus one above. How freaking cute is my cat? Seriously! I forsee a lot of use out of this one.

I had a super busy weekend, or at least it felt like that at the time, although now that I try to think it doesn't seem like it. It was our first May bank holiday. (OMG and I'm taking this Monday off too, plus we have another at the end of the month. Oh the decadence!) I didn't have anything really planned though, except room cleaning. Friday was unexciting, I came home with plans but then fell asleep around 9PM - shocking! :) But that was good, because Sat I went out to meet up with some friends of friends (long story) and ended up staying out until 6AM.

Blah, blah, blah I am a whiner. )

So Sunday/Monday. Um, Sunday Kaite and I watched hours and hours of Joan of Arcadia. And I'm sure more stuff happened. But I can't think of it now. Monday (thank goodness) I finally got some work done. I bought these shelves at Ikea because my room has been insane for ages now, and I need a place to organise. So I spent most of Monday sorting through the six boxes/suitcases that I hadn't unpacked since we moved in, um, 8 months ago (true) and then having Seb help me make my shelf so I could start to fill it. And then while I was at it, I decided to change my room around. I have a lot more space now, although my wardrobe is slightly harder to get into. But so far it's working for me. Now all I need is to put pics on the walls!

Click to see new room setup! )

Those shelves aren't filled right yet, nor have the white plastic containers been gone through, but it's still an improvement. So yeah, yay for actual productivity! Not much else at the moment. I have a long post half-done, but it's taking me a while, so not yet.

In the best news ever, we are going to (box) karaoke tonight for the first time in ages. There has been massive squeeage about this in our house ever I booked the slot. We do love our karaoke. And it's a group of eight, so it should be a very enthusiastic time. Rach and Seb and I had a random flatmates dinner out last night, and as we walked back from Muswell Hill we (well, mostly Rach and I) sang any song we could think of, quite loudly, in preparation. I'm sure people thought we were drunk, but nope, we were just us. We were mostly silenced when, as we were belting out "part of your world" from the Little Mermaid, a schoolgirl went by us with a supercilious look. Mass giggling on our part, but it did send the singing down a notch. Too bad Lucky Voice doesn't really have any Disney songs though. Or musicals! What's karaoke without lots of musicals? Silly people.

I'll sing one for you all.
jenepel: (Hercules: Meg Damsel)
Well this has been sitting half-way done for about two months now.  Ridiculous.  Anyway I stole it from [livejournal.com profile] barkinmad  a while ago (and then some other people did it too)...

All about my icons! )
jenepel: (F&G: Sam dodgeball)
I meant to post these last week or so, after the contest ended, but never got around to it. I put the post up as private and then never changed it, so here I am doing it now!

Spurred along somehow by the icon-contest that this Freaks and Geeks community I am in is continually having, I decided to see if I could manage some simple icons. These were for the Nick/Lindsay challenge. So...these are the first real icons I've ever made. (You know, other than just cutting a pic so it would fit.) It would probably help if I had something other than iphoto and HPimage editor to work with though. I used to have photoshop but that was long long ago. Anyone know any good cheap/free image editing programmes for Mac? I don't think there is a Mac GIMP version, but maybe I'm wrong?

Photobucket

LOL icon (by me)

Photobucket

Circle Hug Icon (by me)

Anyway, they aren't super-fab, but I had fun making them. I have yet to decide if I'm going to actually use any of them. And if anyone out there wants them (ha!) feel free. Maybe I'll randomly do it again sometime...

Icon Meme!

Mar. 2nd, 2008 11:00 pm
jenepel: (Alexis - mouth only)
ETA: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] adinarj who helped me fix this entry in HTML so that I knew how to do some cool new things using coding. (She's such a mean teacher - she made me do the entry ALL OVER AGAIN since I used rich text!!)


This meme has just appeared on my flist, and I really like it because I love icons. I think it's so interesting to see what people pick to represent their words, even if it's mostly fandom things.

Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than 50 icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List each one in your LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, what significance it has.

I have 73, so I picked every 7th one.

booyah )

I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT NOT EVEN ONE OF MY GILMORE GIRLS ICONS CAME UP! How very sad. It is weird though, because out of 73 icons, 17 are GG related or feature actors from GG. Even my default icon is Alexis. Huh. *shrugs*

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