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Jan. 12th, 2010 08:10 pm
jenepel: (Celeb: Anna Friel on swing)
We're already 12 days into the new year and I'll only just slowly coming back into the land of the internet living. It's so bad that today is the 12th and I actually forgot my camera! How terrible is that? It's the first time I've forgotten in over a year, and I haven't really decided what I'm going to do about it. Maybe I'll get really creative once I get home. Or maybe I won't do 12 of 12 this month - but that makes me pretty sad to break my streak. So we'll see. Maybe I'll take 12 adorable pictures of Nimbus. :)

So I've been back reading my flist, although the sheer amount of time that I missed means it doesn't actually go far enough back - hopefully I won't miss anything important. I'm weirdly obsessive about this stuff, even though I try not to be. (I had to forcibly stop myself from trying to back-read two weeks of Twitter. I mean, COME ON!) So if you get belated comments on an entry you wrote a few weeks ago, this is why.

This got a bit long, so I'm cutting it. )

Surely that's enough of a real update? Next up is my plan to do end of year memes and actually (GASP) update my book list from last year and close it off. I have a spreadsheet with the info, I just haven't transferred it to LJ since something like OCTOBER! Probably Nano's fault, to be honest. As so many many things are! :)

Just to say

May. 7th, 2009 01:31 am
jenepel: (Celeb: NPH dancing with Elmo)
Karaoke was AWESOME. As it always is. In fact, it was so good that we decided to stay an extra hour (we had booked for two).

We sang Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" which I totally put in because of Glee, and I think it's my new favourite karaoke song. Everyone loved it, and I know we'll put it on the mental list of standards.

Oh! Also awesome? They now have "I won't say (I'm in love)" from Hercules. I swear that wasn't there before. And also one song from the Buffy musical. It's "Going through the motions" which wouldn't be my first choice, but basically I'm just surprised they have it. OMG, next time I have to check for HSM songs - I can't believe I never did that before!!

Lest you think we only do musicals and Disney songs though, let me tell you that our repertoire tonight also included: Beatles, Joni Mitchell, REM, The Smiths, Oasis, Boyzone, Blur, Greenday, Blink 182, The Supremes, Don Mclean, Kenny Rogers, Supersonic, EMF, Dead or Alive, Frank Sinatra, and so many more that I can't remember now.

So yeah, karaoke rules.
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: (Kaylee Shiny)
As per the usual, I completely forgot about 12 of 12. I've been meaning to start doing it, and every time I seem to remember too late. Luckily, despite it being almost 8PM by the time I remembered, I already had some pics taken, since our house warming party wrapped up around 5:30AM. (Success!!) Also, that night I went out with Elizabeth ([livejournal.com profile] outforawalk) and friends (visiters to London) so I actually still had some things to take photos of. Thus, my first actual 12 of 12, albeit with a large middle of the day gap. (Although honestly, I slept until about 1, so that's a bunch of time right there!)

So um, rules - you post 12 pics of your day, and then link back to Chad, who started it all!

1) ALL PHOTOS MUST BE TAKEN ON THE 12TH OF EACH MONTH.

2) After you post your pictures onto a webpage of your choice (Livejournal, typepad, MySpace, Flickr, etc...) please post the TIME, LOCATION, and A SMALL COMMENT on the pic.

Here goes... )

Not the most illustrious start, but at least I managed to do it, which is more than I can say for the past few months! Here's hoping next time I remember in the AM...

Bonus points to whoever can identify the two karaoke songs that you can see from the lyrics!
jenepel: (Buffy: Willow "bored now")
I'm still at work, and very annoyed. I got her at 8AM this morning, so I should have been able to leave early, however I’m still here, waiting for Virgin Media. We closed the flat account, so they were supposed to pick up our router and TV box today between 8 and 12. Well I called around 2 since they hadn’t come and the guy was all “oh, they have until 6 to come by” which totally isn’t true because they had given me the option of 8-12 or 12-6. But whatever. So here I am, still waiting. But it’s 20 to 6, so I kinda think they aren’t coming. And I’m supposed to meet people in the city at 6:30 for dinner – SO not happening. And now what happens? I call Virgin once it hits 6 and they give me a different day they can come by? What a complete and total pain. And how nice of my flatmates to be helping me deal with all this crap. Anyways, I’m totally bored and need to kill some more time so I think I'll bore you all in turn with the contents of my week.

And this is the way of it... )

Not too much else. On the TV front I finally got around to downloading the end of the season of Gossip Girl. I forgot how fabulous that show is! And I’m totally addicted to Jacob’s TWoP recaps of it too. He takes this show that so many people just look at as a guilty pleasure, and makes it into this thesis like examination of social attitudes and manages to find something important in every single choice the producers/directors/writers/actors have made. Now THAT is the way to watch television!
jenepel: (HIMYM: [quote] Awesome Squared)
If I had an icon that said "Adina is awesome" I would totally use it now. Click through and look at the incredibly fabulous banner that she made for me!! )I love it so much. Really I do - can you tell?!

In other news, the nano-ers went out last night to do the long planned upon karaoke night. I'd say it was a rousing success. So much so, in fact, that we're going again in two weeks time. It sucks that it's so expensive, but otherwise I have no complaints. It is of course box karaoke, which is the ONLY way to go. I had nostalgic flashbacks to many happy hours when I lived in Japan. And hey, the song selection is better here, because everything is in English! They don't have enough show tunes though - they need to work on that. We didn't even need to get drunk to do it, which was good since we all (except [livejournal.com profile] iamseb - the slacker!) had to work today. I may suck at singing, but I have still NEVER needed to get drunk in order to karaoke. If you've never done box karaoke before, you totally should do it. There's no pressure, and basically it ends up just a bunch of friend belting it out. Fabulous.

I really am in a very good mood today. I got to work an hour early, so I'm planning on leaving early too. It will be my first night at home since house-sitting, and I really need to jump right into packing. My parents are coming up for the bank holiday weekend to help me move. Joy. And then the weekend after that is my dad's retirement party, PLUS my best friend from highschool is coming to visit from the States.

In the past few days, I've been reading the Stephanie Meyer books, which are completely hilarious. They are just so freaking bad and overwrought, and yet it's like a car crash that you have to look at - I just keep reading. I was thinking about writing more about them, and maybe I will, but right now I need to get back to work. I will say one thing though - I would totally choose Jacob. He's so much more fun! I do not get the appeal of Edward at all. He's kinda like a really really overbearing ice-sculpture. Blech.

OMG!! MY NEW BANNER FTW!!!!!!11!!!

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