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new laptop recs please [Jul. 23rd, 2010|07:46 am]

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am debating getting a new laptop. i'm sick of this one with it's non-working wireless for no apparent reason at all. plus i keep filling it up too quickly.

recommendations? am thinking of going for a toshiba this time rather than a compaq.

I think this one is pretty. I would name it Diablos for sure :)

thing is the screen is only 13.5 inches. my current one is 17 i think. actually upon measuring it up, my screen is only like 14.1 or something. maybe diablos will be mine after all >.>
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ima gunna dl me sum gamez [Jul. 18th, 2010|10:25 pm]

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There are a few things I need to be doing. Like going to bed and replying to a couple comments that need replies.

Instead I have been distracted by my psp. Namely psone classic games I can download to it. Poked about the US playstation store and they are taking much too long to release the likes of LoK games and suikoden. late 2011 and 2012? Surely they can do better than that.

Vagrant Story on my psp? Fuck year that'll be the first or second thing I dl. Right after FF8...and FF7 :)

Surprised to not find VS on the US download site. No wonder none of the fan peeps mentioned it.

Now to reply to comments, set up everything for downloading and pass out. Starting too early tomorrow *drags flist to bed*
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[Jul. 2nd, 2009|08:07 pm]

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Long time, no post. I'm just puttering along, working, sewing, gaming and sometimes writing. Just the usual :)

Happy b'day Cydling. Have a wonderful day and I owe you fic. I would write it cos I generally know what I want to write for you but I just read other fic, totally not the pairing I was planning to write for you and sadly the fic writing mood is not with me. But don't fret as it will be written!
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Y-CON DATES!!!! [Mar. 18th, 2009|08:15 am]

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Just a heads up for those not on my flist over at lj :) We finally have con dates for the yearly trip. Yay. Con will be the Halloween weekend - 30th October to 1st November. Only thing up on the site so far is pre-reg.

See you there?
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Vague cyclone heads up [Mar. 8th, 2009|04:21 pm]

gardensgnome
Jo poked me asking about the cyclone so here's what's happening.

At the moment we're not too worried. Tomorrow after work we're gonna punish the credit card and do an emergency supplies shop of things like tin food for us and Shadow and batteries and candles and water. Looking at the forecast they expect it to be eastish of Bundaberg on late Tuesday afternoon. That's as much as has been done so far.

If you hear anything about Tewantin, we're about a 20-30 minute drive inland from there and we're currently on vague "consider what if" type alert. Give it another day or so and we'll definitely be on full alert. The house is not going to get flooded although we might get flooded in road-wise. It's the wind that is our issue as we live in a old high-set Queenslander. Theres at least one tree that does need pruning *sighs*

local radar link (Pomona is under kinda under the first o in Cooran and in line witht he top of the T in Tewantin...we so should be on the map dammit)
cyclone track map

Will keep everyone updated and if we lose power or such and I can't get online I'll be phoning/texting Kalli or Suk to keep updates happening. But between now and something happening there's likely to be daily updates.

Maybe it's time to sign up for twitter *ponders*
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[Feb. 24th, 2009|07:28 pm]

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So technically I haven't survived the second day of being in charge. Oh I've not blown the place up or anything. I've just not gotten much filled because of the EIGHT! orders I had to check off and write up return paperwork for 1 of them. So today I sepnt of my 8 hour shift 1 1/2 hours filling stock and the other 6 1/2 of marking stuff off to confirm we got charged for and sent the right stuff. Tomorrow is likely to be more hell *sighs*

Wanted to go for a walk this evening but didn't manage it and mum won't go for a walk tonight *pouts* So after my shower I think I'll do some stretches or something.

Up bright and early tomorrow so I won't be up for much longer. Just long enough to unwind with some gaming and them pass out. Will save G00 ep20 for after work tomorrow. Do not want to watch it tonight and have anything that happens possibly make me miserable or something.

Can I have a clone please?
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FF characters in KH worlds [Feb. 8th, 2009|09:55 am]

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So if you were putting a FF7,8,10 character into KH, where would you put them? Characters are ones not already in the game and worlds are one that appeared in KH2. Oh and Vincent and Irvine are already spoken for so don't place them *grin*

Dilemma I currently have - I want to write pairings that individual peoples enjoy but can't if I want to write within the little series I have going as some are already paired up with others. I have no solution for this ^^; Damn hold that thought as I just solved the problem. Who said a pairing had to be only 2 *headdesk with laughter*

Right, am off to do laudnry and whatnot and try not to be on the compy all day so my butt doesn't get flatter ;)
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B'days ^_^ [Jan. 6th, 2009|10:34 pm]

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Happy birthday Miko! *glomps* Remind me to write you a Zack-ish drabble once my mind puts Chaos and Cid down ♥♥♥ Have a great day, hun *chu*

Speaking of drabbles, here for everyone to read are two posted for peoples with b'days on lj yesterday ^_^



Fandom: FF8 does KH
Pairing: ? & Leon
For Nik

ficlet 1 goes here )


Fandom: FF7 does KH
Pairing: ? & Cid, with Sora and Cloud and Aerith and mention of Merlin ;)
For Elfen

ficlet 2 goes here )


So yes, mind currently taken up by Chaos and Cid. Must say it's nice to write even though it was only a small amount.
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[Jan. 1st, 2009|12:00 am]

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Well the noisy bastards across the road were actually on time XD

Yes, happy new year all! <3

And now I'm off to bed to sleep is much needed. Tis bloody hot here and the best way to get through that is sleeping ;)
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Christmas drabbles [Dec. 25th, 2008|09:41 am]

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Another year, another set of drabbles.

Good morning everyone *curls up with* Am not entirely awake yet. Need food but will get to that shortly. I'm gonna make me some bacon and eggs and muffins. Yum :)

25 drabbles this year compared to 21 last year. omg so that's where my brain went. All but one has been sent *hugs Kalli* Yours is going to be a New years gift I think, sweetling ♥ A couple did give me much trouble in refusing to be written and I've got a couple new fandoms that I did drabbles for. Not really planning to write in them again but you never know where one might be inspired to play.

The many varied drabbles include: FF7, FF8, FF8/WK crossover cos certain peoples know how to twist my arm, FF8/FF9 crossover AU but it's not really AU to the rp gals, FFX, KH, LoK because there will likely never be a drabble post without some vampy lovin, D.E. cos how can I not play there, SW...yes SW which was much of a challenge, Bleach cos I'm a Bleach fangirl and they are Bleach fangirls too...remind me to watch the latest episode after breakfast, a Suikoden one and a G00 one. Yep, I wrote a G00 drabble and do hope I haven't botched it up.

You're welcome to try and guess who got what but you also don't have to. Some of those drabbles had a few false starts so hopefully they turned out okay. Not everyone got drabbles, sorry, as for some I have no idea at all what to write and some are short but that's what the muses gave me ^^; Anyways go read and enjoy. I'm off to make some food.

drabbles yay :D )

Now...about that food *putters off*
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are we there yet? [Dec. 25th, 2008|12:00 am]

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happy silly season everyone ;) i go sleep now <33333
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my christmas eve so far [Dec. 24th, 2008|07:50 pm]

gardensgnome
Am working on catching up on commenting and replying to comments. I know I need to back track [info]zalia's lj and catch up on the advent calendar pics and a few other posts. LJ is being quiet one day and busy the next so if I miss an important post, poke me. I'll squeak ;)

Nothing much in the mail today but for a thing from the bank saying my loan repayments are going to be a few dollars cheaper as of next month. um yay I guess.

Sleeping on my back was not fun and not being able to stretch and roll over even less fun. I did however start dozing off on the couch this afternoon. Damn comfy that and now I can see why mum is always passing out on it.

Today involved many things. Shadow had his booster vacc shot and we have a round of quaterzone steroids things to put him on for the tail thing. The vet says flea irritation. I say it's the new shampoo so I've got him some plain non-medicated stuff. Will see if that works. $180 later and omg we get home. $100 later after going to the shop and home we go again. The doc said they would drop the paperwork into work for me and Rhonda gave me a kitten plush in a santa hat. it's so cute.

Was very glad not to work today. They looked hella busy and even worse is the freezers with all the icecream in them packed it in. Carts full of ruined icecream and pies all had to be tossed. It looked like mayhem.

All the walking about and I couldn't walk fast at all. it's not that I"m in pain but like they body just doesn't have the energy to go forwards. You've all seen me in go mode. Slow that to less than half and that is me getting around today. I have to make sure the road is clear before crossing in case I can't get over in time cos I"m going so slow. Just no energy or sense of urgency getting through at all.

The heaviest thing I've picked up today was three pizzas. And even then I put them straight onto the cart, very careful of which way I was bending.

So off out of the house we went again. I brought us a new tv. nice 32 inch flatscreen for the lounge room. We're going thirds in it and I so want to see if the playstation hooks up *GRIN* Now we just need a decent stereo for sound seeing as the speakers on the tv face downwards *headdesk* The old tv is currently on the other couch and will end up somewhere eventually. Possibly in my room as the sound on my telly is going. Will have to see if it fits first. it's not black though *pouts* I like my non distracting black tv. Am debating getting one for my room but I'll need a different cabinet first so shadow can still sit on top. would be much funny to see him try to cling to the top of a skinny telly XD

The guy at the warehouse we had to go to to pick up the tv was not exactly cute but nice and cheerful and good for a laugh. I think I went to school with him or he's local cos he sure seemed familiar to me.

My brain is getting old.

Anyways I'm being a total bum tonight. I've not eaten anything since four slices of pizza at lunch. Might grab some fruit and water cos omfg it's damn hot here. We want a storm but not a power outage like last night. Was eerie to drive through town and see no lights but for the local store all lit up cos of its generator and and lights for the railway line. Pizza place was packed too XD

Expect a spammy gnome as I have a few posts yet to make XDDD Be very afraid ;)
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i hurts much [Dec. 23rd, 2008|05:48 pm]

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i hurts much.

was reaching to the side and downwards sort of to pick up a wooden chopping board out of a box in the cart I was working from and pain. all the way across my mid to lower back. i'm pulling something or pinching something. and it wasn't even heavy dammit. hurts more on my left to move than my right but I hurts. We're doing the work compo thing so I have to remember to visit the doc tomorrow and then take the forms over to work. am on some anti-inflamatory drugs. hopefully not allergic to them cos that would suck. not that this doesn't suck enough already.

do not touch the wooden chopping boards as they are cursed.

so I have the rest of today off work and tomorrow. then it's christmas *rolls eyes* what a time to hurt myself considering how busy we are and how much there is to do. not to mention taking Shadow to the vet tomorrow...

Shadow is either having an allergic reaction to the new shampoo we're washing him with or he's got mites. he's due for a booster shot too so we'll be doing all that as well.

notice I've not been posting the something happy for each day meme although I got tagged. was actually going to start doing that tonight but yeah, not exactly well here. will probably do a post later for it.

i'm off to see what cold packs we have in the freezer for my back. and then I'm not sure. this is my first real work related injury. I want it to be my last ^^;
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Quiet kind of day [Dec. 21st, 2008|10:21 am]

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So night before last I had a dream and Suk was in it. Last night Neko was in my dream and for some reason it was and wasn't con related. Much weird a dream. Does this mean I get Kalli tonight seeing as the dreams are having my US flist in them? Maybe there will be vampires and sex involved *fingers crossed*

XD

It's cloudy and trying to rain some. I'm going to have a good day I think. The next three days will be hell but then there's four days off to enjoy and I ordered pizza from work for Christmas eve which we can then also eat for Christmas and not have to cook ;) I need to do up a bit of a shopping list of stuff I want mum to buy. I am so looking forward to those days off. Rhonda also announced she's got 3 weeks off in late Feb next year. omg I'm going to be a totally stressed out mess when that happens after just the three days this year *whimpers*

Am still gaining weight -_-

Good chance I won't be at the compy today. I am cleaning house, ie my room, and doing things in the spare room and doing laundry. I want things done so the four days off are free for lounging and watching cricket and gaming and perhaps if I'm lucky some writing too. And of course chatting online <333

Just had some JWs call into the house. Hid in the room. They are so not ruining my weekend.

I'm surprised dad has gone downtown for a bit. Hopefully not too long considering yesterday evening after phoning mum to go pick him up he fell over drunk and put a lovely gash in his forehead. They were gone to the hospital for like 4 hours. He seems okay this morning though. Idiot needs to drink much less and get a hobby that isn't drinking or gambling dammit. He actually tried to hide his face from me when he got home cos he was bloody and mum had to clean him up. I thought he'd been in a fight till I heard them talking. As far as I was concerned so long as nothing was broken everything was fine. I went back to washing dishes while mum cleaned him up some and then decided he did need stitches. When they got back I was in the process of getting ready for bed so I had a quick look at the stitches and then went to get some sleep. Not seen how he looks yet but he does sound okay.

Now for me to be off and doing things. I'm in the mood to pop some music on and clean. Remembered to get my cd-r disks yesterday too and so will be burning off some music as well. Yay.
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Something amusing from the local paper [Dec. 20th, 2008|09:32 pm]

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When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer. he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rand, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top the Christmas tree.


Yay for local papers that try to amuse everyone XD
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Of chocolate in the post, anon gifts in the post *blushes* and evil work in general... [Dec. 18th, 2008|09:31 pm]

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I must admit it was probably not my wisest thought to take the tube of minstrels I received to work. I know I did eat most of them but now have a couple of the staff asking me to share the next time I get some too ^^; They are just so damn tasty compared to smarties and m&ms. Mini m&ms are still yummy too though. Thank you Emerald! Was much tasty <3

I also have a calendar. Tis a pretty calendar for 2009. Arrived from Spain. It's of Kuro-chan and Fai <3 It is made of yay and pretty and omg someone brought me a 09 calendar and I don't have one yet. Also a matter of where the hell am I going to put it XD Did I mention it's pretty? Twelve months of Kuro/Fai fanart with the occasional appearance of the other Fai. Is that a spoiler to say that? *looks only a little worried* So who am I showering with love for the pretty? Cos seriously no idea but I'm guessing one of the con crew cos you all know I didn't find a calendar this year. Although I could be wrong too. But yes THANK YOU! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Am currently waiting for dinner to cook. Yes, it's after 9pm for me but mum forgot to put the lamb on before she left to pick me up and then I forgot to ask thinking it was already on till after 8 and so it's cooking. Mmmm moroccan lamb yum.

Work was tiring. I dreamed this morning where there was work crew and family and flist buddies all in the one dream and omg so tiring. Can't even remember what was happening in it. I need drugs so I don't dream or something. I spent all day in lollies again and it's not finished. Damn close though. Bring on the next two weeks where we don't receive orders so I can catch up on everything.

Watched FF:AC during lunch, specifically the Kadaj and Cloud fight and then the Sephiroth and Cloud fight. Think Seph might have cast and quake spell to get the top of the Shin-ra tower to start falling on them before he sliced at it? Watching them fight...esp the bit where Cloud is having a flash thought of all that is precious to him makes me want to write Cloud/Denzel >.>

Oh...just realized the noise coming from my headphones on the desk is the Dissidia site playing music at me XD

Food is ready. Gonna grab it and then do the relaxing thing here. Remind me to buy Cd-R disks tomorrow so I can do some music up. Mmmm fooooooooooooooooood.
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[Dec. 12th, 2008|09:16 am]

gardensgnome
I am not really all that awake. Hopefully this will change before I head to work.

Work yesterday wasn't too bad really. I got some things done, not as much as I wanted of course but somethings. And that was after having three dreams of work and a two-part dream of going home for something and having work people in it ^^; By home I'm referring to Tasmania. Mum and I both do it although we've lived in Queensland since I was five. But yes, no idea how I managed it but I did survive work. Wednesday sucked though. Spent my whole seven and a half hour shift in the lollies aisle. Sweet Hyne never want to spend all day in there ever again.

Am currently thinking I really need to clean off my desk and finish writing cards and packing parcels. Yes, i am still doing those. Posted off one parcel yesterday and a small pile of cards. Here's hoping they arrive in time.

Have the air-con on already because it's going to be 35C today so it's working to cool down some of the house for when mum and dad get home from work. Even at 9am it feels like it's 30C already.

Work staff party tonight. I'm not going. Everyone keeps asking me why and my reasons excuses are as follows: I finish work at 7.30pm, party starts at 6pm. I'd have to eat before I went due to crappy cold food being served last year and me not eating enough of it and then only having a couple drinks before feeling rather ill. Have to take own drinks as I don't drink really drink beer, wine or champagne. Music sucked. And one reason that fully sums it up - I'd rather be at home socializing with my online friends than bored at a party with work peoples who really are not my friends. It's probably something that would truly offend many of the work-crew if I said that hey we're only work buddies. I work with you all I do not want to socialize with you all. I believe I decided last year that I would not attend this year unless they offered something better than the same old thing at the local hall. At least book the pub so there's other things to do besides stare at people and trying not to be bored.

Oh look, I've procrastinated much ^^; I'm to get things done so I can get mum to send off more things for me.

<333
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Cards will be late? We are not surprised. [Dec. 10th, 2008|12:10 am]

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Filling out cards while listening to the Macross F soundtrack makes for interesting missing of words. Also brought myself a usb plasma ball. It's gonna be my Christmas tree ;) Could have grabbed one of those too b ut not knowing how fast it flashes does not help when ordering online.

Cards will be late this year. Sorry. So not organized. Am hoping to get some sent off tomorrow. I kinda forgot that while it looks easy as a list of names, once it gets to filling out cards and wrapping gifts and organizing customs cards for parcels it takes ages longer. I've only myself to blame too cos I had addys so early. I simply can't help but try to add a little something to each card just for the recipient ^^; I do love to spoil you all.

Now it's getting late and the eyes are not cooperating the way I want them to so I'm going to be falling into bed. Right after I sync the new songs to the ipod so I have them tomorrow.

Maybe I should set my alarm for early and see how many I can get filled out in the morning before work.

Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep *curls up kitten snuggle pile with everyone*
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[Dec. 9th, 2008|10:31 am]

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Haven't updated here in a little bit. Keep forgetting to crosspost ^^; Although usually when I check the flist it's kinda quiet too. Guess it's that time of year where everyone is busy.

I have the urge to find and link you all to Aussie Christmas songs. Blame Rolf Harris being played at work yesterday. Does any of the Aussie flist actually have a CD of Aussie songs?

Work is evil and it's only going to get worse. It's only because there's simply not enough hours to do stuff. I'm still trying to catch up from Friday.

Cards and gifts are likely going to be late. Was supposed to work on them this morning but got distracted by the search for a new phone service provider. We're not happy with the one we currently have who are about to up their charges...tomorrow. So we're making some calls etc and looking at things online hence me not getting any work on cards done *sighs*

I probably should start getting ready for work. Poor mum is on the phone to our current provider, has been outsourced. Why can't we get nice Aussie peoples to chat to how understand the slang and all that.

Right, off to shower and make some lunch and get ready for work *clings to flist*
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Not enough hours in the day. [Nov. 17th, 2008|09:01 pm]

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Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Probably only 80% because I warm up the bed and feed him ;)

In other news I survived work. Wasn't so bad but I feel like I didn't get much done. Bloody Christmas display ends. I did up the other today and we still have some stock left over that we need to find space for. And yes, i grabbed a box of the brandy chocolates. Could not help myself. I was eying off the mini reindeers made by lindt but they're hollow so I won't be worry about getting any of those. We have sour candy canes!!! Am seriously tempted to get some and send them out XD

Hit the fabric shop and get a better sized zipper and blue cotton. I can now almost finish my sekrit project. Need to find some clips other than what I have. Something for another day.

I had a sandwich made of fail. Didn't make it myself but got it from the deli section. Chicken roll meat, lettuce and mayonnaise. Practically no flavour to it at all -_- My cut of tea has more flavour.

Tis almost 9pm and so I'm going to trawl lj and comment on things and answer comments. Then it'll probably be time to pass out.
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