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1st-Aug-2010 04:10 pm - Cross stitch update
Tasty kitty
...wow, it's been forever since I posted one of these. Not that I haven't been sewing! But I've been busy, and also I mislaid my camera computer cord. Turns out it was in my camera case, which is an excellent, safe, and smart place for it to be, and also why I didn't look for it there.

He's starting to actually look like a dragon nowCollapse )
BoInkCollapse )

Cross-posted to cross_stitch
29th-Jul-2010 07:07 pm - Random Things #82: *pulls hair out*
Tasty kitty
...ok, seriously, self? You need to post more than once a month. It's not that hard. You don't even have a real job. /punts self

*ahem* A-anyway. Yet another update on my move... it looks like we're finally, FINALLY getting our shit together about this whole thing... on Sunday, me and my dad are going to take another truckload of stuff up to South Dakota. We did this two weeks ago, and it worked out really, really well--this time, we're taking a bigger truck, and hoping to get the last of the stuff in our house that can be taken before the final moving-the-people move. The carpet goes in on Monday. The bathrooms are almost finished--that took long enough. And almost everything that can/will be packed is packed.

Really... as much as I'm going to miss my friends here--and I will miss them terribly--it's. Kind of a relief to be moving at last. There's certainly going to be less stress if I'm not working on painting baseboards, or replacing switches/outlits (yay, wiring hot--seriously, don't do that at home, kids :\ ), or helping my mother go through the ton of crap we have in our basement and attic that we probably should have gotten rid of ten years ago. And I want a job. I want moneyies. I'm tired of mooching off my folks (even though I am working for them, so it's not technically mooching). And having something to do with my day will stop my dad from complaining about my addiction to the internet, since I'll be visibly not connected to it all the time.

A whole summer of packing/moving is annoying. I just want this over with.
Tasty kitty
Jeez, it seems like all I ever post about lately is how I never post anything, or how I have nothing to post about. That, and memes. Let's see... looks like last post I mentioned that we were hoping to put the house on the market and move by early June.




Um, no. No, that very much hasn't happened. At this point, I think we'll be lucky to get out of here by early AUGUST. We keep on finding problems... first, we were going to just replace one tile each in two of our bathrooms. In one of them (we'll call it the Blue Bathroom), they discovered termite damage. Ok, so we have to replace the floor, fine. We called in inspectors, the whole nine yards; they couldn't be sure, but they tentatively decided the damage was old, simply because they couldn't find any of the little critters.

And then when we were throwing out some of the damaged wood, a few baby termite-grub-things fell out.


So, call the inspectors back... now, the entire tile wall around the tub has to be ripped apart and replaced. -_-
Hopefully, that's all we have to do in the Blue Bathroom. I guess we should be grateful they didn't start chewing on the ceiling of the room below... that would have sucked, since we just payed to get that ceiling fixed.

Now, the other bathroom (we'll call it Pink). Its floor was fine, no damage or anything, but for as long as we've been living here, there's been a giant hole in the wall right about where the soap dish should be. Our theory is that someone possibly was falling or lost their balance somehow, grabbed the dish to stop themselves, and ripped it right out of the wall... anyway, turns out that the entire wall had dry rot all up and down the backside. So, that had to go. And because there was no way we'd ever match the tile (it was really pretty pink-with-white-spattering tile from the 60's), we had to take down the tile around the sink and replace that, too.

They're still working on finishing that one up (listens to the chorus of hammering and chiseling going on), but I think it's going to look pretty good when they get done.

The other thing we're stuck waiting on is the moving truck to move all our boxes and furniture and stuff out. Then we'll be able to get the new carpet in, since the people we're paying to do that can't carpet rooms full of stuff, of course.

Sometimes this thing feels like a complicated puzzle. Or one of those Traffic Jam games. You have to move this piece here before you can move that piece there, and so on and so forth.

But we're making progress, even though we keep on discovering things that need fixing. It's just taking longer than we'd hoped... *sigh*
27th-Jun-2010 08:38 pm - Meme!
Tasty kitty
Here's the Music In My Pants meme, snagged from swankivy

To play:

You take your music playlist in whatever your player is, and then you randomize it, hit shuffle, whatever. Then take the first 25 songs and list them. Then add the word "In My Pants" to the end of each song title, post it in your journal, and bold your favorite ones.

Here's my list!

1.Jennifer Warnes - Coming Back to You In My Pants
2.Murray Gold - Doomsday In My Pants
3.Mushishi Soundtrack - Akatsuki no Hebi (something like 'Snake of Red Dawn') In My Pants
4.Lady Gaga - Bad Romance In My Pants
5.David Fallis - Vray Dieu Il N'Est Si Doulce Chose (I have... no idea what this means) In My Pants
6.Black Book Soundtrack - The Black Book In My Pants
7.Les Miserables Soundtrack - Dog Eats Dog In My Pants
8.Nightwish - Wish I Had An Angel In My Pants
9.The Beatles - Getting Better In My Pants
10.Mushishi Soundtrack - Ri (Kotowari) (...no idea what this means. Fail.) In My Pants
11.Evita Soundtrack - Eva Beware of the City In My Pants
12.Rhapsody - Triumph for My Magic Steel In My Pants
13.Three Days Grace - Born Like This In My Pants
14.Mushishi Soundtrack - Haru to Usobuko (something like 'The Coming of a False Spring') In My Pants
15.Pentangle - Hunting Song In My Pants
16.Eminem - Fack In My Pants
17.Blind Guardian - Sadly Sings Destiny In My Pants
18.Reel Big Fish - I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too In My Pants
19.Blind Guardian - Straight Through the Mirror In My Pants
20.Owl City - Cave In In My Pants
21.ABBA - Fernando In My Pants
22.Torchwood Soundtrack - Eye Spy In My Pants
23.Sum 41 - The Bitter End In My Pants
24.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends In My Pants
25.Mushishi Soundtrack - Yumeji (...I want to say something like 'Time of Dreaming' but I'm probably totally wrong) In My Pants
8th-May-2010 09:03 pm - Random Things #80: Moving and stuff
Tasty kitty
Heh, my dad expressed concern yesterday about the time I spend on my computer. He said he was worried I was getting addicted to the internet. I almost laughed in his face... not because he was wrong, but because I wanted to say 'no, I'm addicted to roleplaying, and LJ a bit.' He wasn't happy that I was amused at his concern, but oh well.

So today I barely got on at all. Mostly, I packed boxes.

I've been dreading this day for a while, really... the day I had to start packing up my room. Man... I knew I had a lot of stuff, but wow do I have a lot of stuff! I'm really not sure how I can possibly pack it all in boxes by Wednesday (which is when we're painting my room), but at least I have most of my books packed. When I complained to Dad that I wanted to keep some out to read, he told me to keep three and buy more if I run out. I told him that defeated the purpose of packing all my books.

My room is going to look so empty without bookshelves. It's already starting to look like it isn't mine.

We also finally moved all the furniture, which is kind of a pain because now I have nowhere to put my socks and stuff. But at least we're making progress... it's strange. I've had that dresser my whole life, and we just gave it to the Good Will. I sort of wonder if I'll miss it, as crappy as it was.

Going through all my stuff is like a flashback on my life... I discovered some old notes from the time I was at Bradley University, that a friend and I had written back and forth to each other during our biology class. I laughed so much... I miss her. I also found my frikin' Japanese/English dictionary that I've been missing for 6 months, gah. I'm SO HAPPY I found it, but annoyed that it took such an extreme clean-up to uncover it. I need to have a better system than the 'drop things on the floor' method, clearly.

We're hoping to have the house finished and on the market by early June, if not sooner, and that's about when I'll move to Souix Falls.

Man. Less than a month. How did that happen so fast?
18th-Apr-2010 07:56 pm - Random Things #78: *yaaaaaaaaaaawn*
Tasty kitty
Yeah... stolen from dragonessa24 because I was bored.

80 questions ftw~Collapse )
10th-Mar-2010 02:53 am - Cross stitch update
Ace of hearts - Blue
Heh, I really let these things pile up XD

MSALCollapse )
Santa Tree SkirtCollapse )
Dragon!Collapse )

Somewhat picture-heavy post ^^;

Cross posted to cross_stitch
21st-Feb-2010 02:23 pm - Cross stitch update
Tasty kitty
Hmmph. All semester I didn't touch my stitching. Then I get off for winter break and I pick it up again with a vengeance.

Mermaid!Collapse )
I have no idea what I'm gonna do with her, exactly... I should frame her. But I am so in love with this piece XD

The dragon pieceCollapse )

I've been working on the Santa tree skirt too, but I don't have any pictures of it just yet.

(Cross posted to cross_stitch)
3rd-Jan-2010 03:08 am - Random Things #68: Geronimooooooooo~
Tasty kitty
I didn't do the running commentary thing this time, I had a friend on standby I could squawk at XD

As per usual, spoilers and such under the cut.

My thoughts one the End of Time, part II. LOTS AND LOTS OF SPOILERS.Collapse )
25th-Dec-2009 11:31 pm - Random Things #65: OMG WTF BBQ CIA
Tasty kitty
When I was watching the Christmas Special (yay!), I decided to try something I'd seen before--that is, writing down a sort of running commentary of the episode as it progresses.

Needless to say, SPOILER HEAVY. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM. Also, this will make so much more sense once you've seen the episode.

Did I mention there were spoilers here?Collapse )
20th-Sep-2009 12:24 am(no subject)
Tasty kitty
day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

Lol, this man is utterly amazing, he can always make me laugh. Not to mention that I totally agree with everything he says in this video...

And this one is just too funny.
Tasty kitty
day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

This webcomic, right the heck here: http://leasticoulddo.com/

And if that strip doesn't tell you everything you need to know about Rayne Summers (he's the guy swinging the chair in the last picture), you really need to read the rest of the strips. Warning: this webcomic may exceed the FDA recommended daily dose of AWESOME. Also, there's a lot of talk about sex.
Tasty kitty
day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

Oh, I have a few books I adore. Namely, The Chronicles of Amber, The Dark Tower series, and Stardust.
16th-Sep-2009 11:15 am - Day 2
Tasty kitty
day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy


...because it's true.
15th-Sep-2009 07:49 am - Because my life is not exciting
Tasty kitty
day 01 | a song
day 02 | a picture
day 03 | a book/ebook/fanfic
day 04 | a site
day 05 | a youtube clip
day 06 | a quote
day 07 | whatever tickles your fancy

Is this cheating? Cause I picked it for the vid as much as the song... anyway, enjoy or whatever ;)
31st-Aug-2009 09:03 pm - Cross Stitch Update
Tasty kitty
Jeez, it's been a while since I posted...

Shiny goes hereCollapse )
Cross posted to cross_stitch and mirastitchers
7th-Aug-2009 10:57 pm - Cross Stitch Update
Tasty kitty
I finished Mai!!! I'm so happy :D

Cut for many large pretty picturesCollapse )

Cross posted to cross_stitch
Tasty kitty
LiveJournal Username
How good have you been this year?
Choose a circle to host your party at.
Which evil villain type do you identify most with?
How do you tolerate high temperatures?
Favorite party snack?
Spiked the punch.cyberscribbles
Is showing off their mad skills on the dance floor.dawncrow
Challenged the devil and won a fiddle made of gold for their efforts.allhaildoom
Got their arm bit off by Cerberus. Ouch.who_writings
Is playin' Texas Hold'Em with some demons.cyberscribbles
Plans on recounting this party in a large epic poem.skund
Just did a cannon ball into a pit of burning lava.swankivy
Amount of money spent on pizza... OF ETERNAL TORMENT.$8,891
This Fun Quiz created by Rob at BlogQuiz.Net
Taurus Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

Lots more under the cutCollapse )
Lol, those are just too fun.
Tasty kitty
Something amazingly cool happened tonight. Well, technically it happened this past weekend, but I didn't find out about it until tonight at the SCA meeting.

This past weekend was A Simple Day in the Country, an SCA event which has much dancing, fighting, and good times had by all in general... I assume, I've never been to this event, sadly. Anyway! The most important thing about this event is that there is Court, with the current King and Queen in attendance. This is a big deal, since we of the Shattered Crystal Barony don't get to see the King and Queen much. However, I didn't even think about making plans to go to this, because of various things, the biggest of which is that my Dad was coming home for the weekend to do home improvement things. It was strongly hinted that my assistance would be appreciated/required.

In retrospect, I really wish I'd gone. I got an award! My first award ever. And what's more, I got an important award--I am now, officially, a Lady. I got my Award of Arms. This means my name, Tangwstal (I'm going for a Welsh persona, you pronounce it Tang-OO-stel) is officially recognized, and I can submit a Device for approval. I can then display said Device at any events I attend so that people know I'm there (if they know what my Device is, anyway). For people not in the SCA, my excitement upon receiving this award is about on par with meeting David Tennant at a con. I am EXTREMELY HAPPY NOW :DDDDDDDDDD

I has pictures!
Four pictures behind a cut because they're HUGECollapse )

So, yeah. Now I have to come up with my Device... what do you guys think? Crossed Sonic Screwdrivers over a Tyger rampant, both Argent, on a field of TARDIS blue?
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