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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 07:44pm on 17/06/2010 under
I have a new laptop!!!!!!  \o/

I spent AGES trying to make sure I got the right one, reading all the specs, checking out computing magazines etc, then ended up getting the EXACT same laptop as we bought our daughter for Christmas.

Oh well at least I know how it works...

Of course, they look identical so I had to go and buy skins for them.  She has the TARDIS; I have gorgeous luminescent Angel wings:
laptop skins

I wonder where I got the idea for the wings...  *whistling innocently**

Mood:: 'ecstatic' ecstatic
Music:: World Cup commentary!
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Huh.  With all the family stuff going on, I simply don't have the time to get online as much as I'd like.  And when I do, my computer is Not Working.  It's a beat-up old laptop, connects to the internet when it feels like it, freezes up in the middle of important things (like updating Facebook and reading porn important e-mails) and now the left-hand keys are sticking so Q A and Z need to be hit twice before they'll work.  Makes typing very, very interesting.

I'm going to give up for a bit.  I'm looking at a pretty shiny new laptop and I will buy it as soon as I can divert enough money from the household grocery budget afford it by saving diligently.  Until then, I'm only breaking out the laptop for banking and email.  It's too much hassle.
Mood:: 'cranky' cranky
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 11:53am on 26/02/2010 under ,
Oy.  Had a nasty asthma attack yesterday, I could NOT stop wheezing.  Phoned the doc after my usual meds didn't work, I'm now on oral steroids plus a horrible inhaler that gives me tremors.  Plus side: they worked.  Minus: I have to stay on them for five days.  Yay.

We did finally get my dad his birthday dinner, made him a fab cake and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to him.  It was worth the wait.
Mood:: 'sick' sick
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 02:28pm on 15/02/2010 under ,
It's half term, and I was planning on lots of nice things, taking my daughter out for lovely trips and the buying of shiny!pretties and maybe the seeing of the seals again because they are Of The Cute.  AND it was my dad's birthday last week and we had planned a lovely meal at his favourite restaurant.

All plans are buggered.  Cancelled or postponed.  Because my uncle is in hospital and I don't have a car for half-term week )

I need to find something fun to do.
Mood:: 'depressed' depressed
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 11:31am on 25/01/2010 under , ,
.... no, not the kind Sam broke.

We went on a boat yesterday to see the seals!  OoooOOO they were gorgeous.  A whole bunch (colony?  pack? wtf do you call a load of seals?)  It was FREEZING out there, but we circled just off the beach for nearly an hour and took loads of photos, and a seal hit the water and came up to LOOK AT US CRAZY HOOMANS.

And there was one itty bitty baby on the beach, waaay up there hiding behind Mom.  It was cute in the extreme but I couldn't get a decent close-up shot because the boat was pitching.

SEALS FTW!!!!!!!!!

Aaaand now I'm waiting for my friend to get back from the dentist, and we are going to sit down with coffee and chocolate and watch Sam, Interrupted, which I have to download and burn to DVD and watch DAYS after y'all because, you know, our TV SUCKS and is only just starting to show the FIRST EP OF SEASON 5.  Which also means I have to avoid my flist from Thursday til Monday because I don't wanna be spoiled.


"Dear UK TV,


Yours irritatedly,


BTW, did you know that if you call the radio station whilst en route to the beach to get on a Seal Trip boat, and tell them it's your daughter's 12th birthday and the trip is a treat for her, and they then ANNOUNCE THIS including her full name and wish her a happy birthday ON AIR and also send you a personal text wishing you a great time and hoping you don't fall in (!), apparently this is NOT COOL and said daughter will be in a huff all day.

Hahahahahaha.  I WIN.
Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 11:19am on 25/01/2010 under
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"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack.  Oh. My. GOD.  Sloooooowly now - "..aaaaand laaast til the end of tiiiiime, my looooove". 

My dad loved it and played it in the car when I was a kid.  No wonder I had motion sickness.  It's been re-recorded a bunch of times and they are all better than the original, but still whenever I hear it, I still hear in my head - "your face, Yoooouuuur faaaaace, YOOOOOOOOUUUUUR  FAAAAAAAAAAACE"

I'd listen to it all day for - oh I don't know, how much do I owe on my credit card?  $700 or thereabouts.

OK so I'm fickle.  Yeah.

In your face.

Mood:: 'irritated' irritated
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 09:01pm on 19/01/2010 under , ,
... or rather, Labyrinthitis. 




I woke up yesterday and the room was spinning.  The doc diagnosed inflammation of the inner ear, so basically my whole balance is out of whack and I feel permanently drunk, without the fun of actually drinking.

To add insult to injury, the doc gave me anti-nausea tablets (it's actually an anti-psychotic drug, so apparently I'll be relatively sane while taking it, always a bonus) and said NO ALCOHOL while taking the tablets.  So not only do I feel drunk, I can't even have a shot of scotch to make me feel better about feeling drunk...

And she banned me from driving for at least a week. 

In other news, my cat Bailey has either a mild infection or an allergy which makes him sneeze.  And sneeze.  And sneeze.  Apparently he's swallowed a squeaky toy at some point, because every sneeze is preceded by a squeak.  I am not laughing at him at all, nuh-huh. 
Mood:: 'bitchy' bitchy
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 09:55pm on 07/01/2010 under
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 10:00am on 07/01/2010 under
India Foxtrot Yankee Oscar Uniform Charlie Alpha November Uniform November Delta Echo Romeo Sierra Tango Alpha November Delta Tango Hotel India Sierra, Charlie Oscar Papa Yankee Alpha November Delta Papa Alpha Sierra Tango Echo India Tango Tango Oscar Yankee Oscar Uniform Romeo Lima India Victor Echo Juliet Oscar Uniform Romeo November Alpha Lima.0:) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mike Echo Mike Echo.

Sadly I got this right away.  Didn't even struggle.  What does that say about me?  I need to go play in the snow now.  YAY SNOW!!!
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
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posted by [personal profile] oriundus at 04:11pm on 04/01/2010 under ,
Oh my poor cats...   I've always bought Hartz flea spot-on; our local store hasn't had any for ages so I bought Bob Martins back in October.  My old boy Toffee (he's 15) started scratching about mid-November; he had some sore spots, I asked at the vets and they said if it wasn't fleas (I checked him: there was no sign of fleas at all) then it was probably a food allergy.  I changed his food, got all worried, kept checking him, gave him more Bob Martins just before Christmas - and lo and behold, found flea signs last week!  AND he has a bald spot where the Bob Martins was put on.  I had to wait til now to treat for the fleas as I had just dosed him with the spot-on, so today he's had a dose of flea meds, plus a flea collar, plus all his favourite spots have now been sprayed with flea treatment, AND my other cat Bailey has had a flea tablet which he was NOT IMPRESSED WITH (especially as I sat on his tail as I was holding him down).  

So I have one cat with itchy sore spots and a bald spot on his shoulders; and another cat who isn't speaking to me, and my house smells of flea spray which is not really nasty but... it's definitely a 'smell'.

Bob Martins.  Flea-friendly, apparently.
Mood:: 'irritated' irritated
Music:: Susan Boyle - Wild Horses



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