no totoro

Jun. 26th, 2017 08:35 pm
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Jesse and I went to go see "My Neighbor Totoro" at the theater. We get there and it's very nearly sold out; we get the last two tickets that someone was refunding. Neither of us are quite trained into the new system where you are supposed to always buy your tickets ahead of time, having lived our whole lives as spontaneous movie-goers.

I get some snacks and we settle into our seats. The movie starts, the cute song and the little girl walking. Soon we realize, we are seeing the Japanese version with no subtitles. Someone alerts the staff and the movie plays on. I'm happy to watch it this way-- the story is very simple and to me, not understanding the words only plays into the dream-like quality of Miyazaki movies. But not long into it, the movie pauses and the manager comes in, to apologize. He says that they got the wrong version, and they will be playing the English dubbed version. Some people in the audience object. My friend a row below us calls out for people to clap if they want the dubbed version vs. if they want the Japanese version. It's about evenly split.

Well, they must have decided to do the dubbed version because they stopped the film. We decided to leave and get our refund.

Anyways, that is our Totoro story!

One week gone, five weeks to go....

Jun. 26th, 2017 07:44 am
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I'm still here, but soooooo busy! I'm slowly crossing off items from my 3-page, single-spaced Task List of Doom for the upcoming move across the country, but it's still quite daunting. Today I have a doctor's appointment then it's off to the Auto Club to get the route mapped and find out about pet-friendly motels, I'm dropping off my 15-year old car for $$$ repairs so I can trust it on the long drive and beyond, meeting with the landlord, returning a bunch of phone calls, and continuing my research on renting a moving truck vs. hiring a moving van. I also want to find out about shipping Shiremom's car across the country so we both have a car when we get to our destination.

But while I'm buried in details and flailings, life goes on. My free-spirited niece just got engaged! Her equally free-spirited boyfriend designed and carved the engagement ring himself (they don't have much money). She's ecstatic, and so are we. He's a sweet and attentive man, and most importantly, Pippin adores him.

Pippin needs breakfast and walkies.... gotta go!

Monday 26/06/2017

Jun. 26th, 2017 08:01 am
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1) Clean fresh bedlinen

2) Comforting hugs from boyfriend

3) Nothing planned this evening. Lazy evening, leftovers for dinner, I don't even have to go grocery shopping. And early night in. 

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Jun. 25th, 2017 11:00 am
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Sunday 25/06/2017

Jun. 25th, 2017 10:16 am
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1) I'm wearing my new skirt and feel very happy with it ^_^

2) Went to the bakery for a scrumptious-looking pie with strawberries.

3) Going to my parents. (Poor dad, he's not going anywhere with his broken leg until he's gotten a proper cast.) 

Saturday 24/06/2017

Jun. 24th, 2017 10:42 am
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1) Grey skies and cooler temperatures, who thought I would like this so much. (at the moment)

2) My ordered skirt arrived and I love it ^__^

3) Another lazy day reading and watching Doctor Who this evening. 

beta_search community

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:17 pm
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If you are in search of a beta to help with your stories then:

[community profile] beta_search is for you!

Come along and join!

Snippet from the community profile:

You are welcome to make three types of posts:

1) Looking for help
2) Offering help
3) Tips

You may look for or offer beta, cheerleader, or mentor assistance.

Friday 23/06/2017

Jun. 23rd, 2017 12:31 pm
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1) I slept 'til noon, clearly I needed it.

2) The workmen in the flat above me do not make too much noise. Finishing touches maybe? 

3) Outside temperatures have gone down just a little.

bingo card meme

Jun. 22nd, 2017 02:11 pm
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Personal bingo meme that people are playing on Twitter and elsewhere!

You can google "bingo card generator" and fill one out with your interests. Then you can use a photo editor to check off interests that you have too.

My card is also at Flickr:
https://flic.kr/p/VL1xcd

Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 2.37.46 PM

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Thursday 22/06/2017

Jun. 22nd, 2017 04:56 pm
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1) First rain after a long dry and hot period. Very welcome refreshing.

2) Phone call with my great-aunt.

3) Yummy quiche for dinner. 

It's a birthday!

Jun. 22nd, 2017 06:56 am
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Happy Birthday, [personal profile] nessrealta! Celebrate your day!

bilbofrodo

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Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:01 am
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Possums and communism are basically my whole life.


Context is locked; QWP.

Notebook - Practicality

Jun. 21st, 2017 09:52 pm
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Title: Notebook
Credit to: [community profile] inconformista
Base style: Practicality
Type: full layout in CSS
Best resolution: 1024x768 or above
Tested in: Firefox, Google Chrome, IE



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I created [community profile] 10variations for Dreamwidth because it was an old concept from Livejournal that I used to love and many people felt inspired by, and I thought it would be nice to recreate it for a better, safer and cleaner platform like Dreamwidth :3

It's a community where you post a batch of 10 icons each time, made out of the same image but all different (according to a set of themes). It's best if you look at the profile to understand the concept! I hope you will like it and participate, I will participate also :3

Wednesday 21/06/2017

Jun. 21st, 2017 08:23 am
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1) last day of work for this week.

2) phone call with Lhune this evening. And with my sister.

3) going to bake a surprise for my boyfriend :-)

Tuesday 20/06/2017

Jun. 20th, 2017 08:10 am
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1) Water with lime and mint

2) Boyfriend's mum is coming over for dinner.

3) Refreshing cold shower this evening before an early night in...

Mooooving..... *sigh*

Jun. 19th, 2017 08:39 am
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I have now finished creating a 3-page, single-spaced list of things I need to get accomplished before (and after) our move at the end of July. It's a massive, massive list. I have one quote from a moving company, and will have two more by tomorrow. It's EXPENSIVE to move 'stuff' across the country! But Shiremom will be very anxious (more than she is already) not to be surrounded by familiar furniture and possessions in our new home. Her quality of life is my main concern.

We're planning to drive across the country with Pippin, if we can get Shiremom's car in good enough shape for the journey. Good thing Pip is such a good car traveler. :)

Monday 19/06/2017

Jun. 19th, 2017 08:08 am
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1) A light dress for the hot weather today... 

2) Lots of water with flavors. I have one with kiwi and mint. Yum.

3) Finished a book yesterday evening. And started a new one :-)

Black_Butler

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:32 pm
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Sebastian whispering to Ciel

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lego harry potter

Jun. 18th, 2017 03:47 pm
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I bought a used Xbox 360 at the thrift store a few months ago, which has opened up to me the world of gaming. My roommate and I have been enjoying Lego Harry Potter. We started with years 5-7 which I found in a bargain bin, and then moved on to years 1-4.

The game is easy for us to learn, whimsical and funny. It's just plain fun to run around Hogwarts and revisit the story. There are a few parts that are tricky / fussy, especially timed jumping. I realize that platform jumping is a gaming tradition going back to Frogger and Donkey Kong, but it is not friendly to people with arthritis or dexterity issues. I wish games would rely on it less, or have easy jumping modes. Last night I spent way too long trying to jump over a required barrier and got frustrated.

Lego HP requires little to no reading and no listening. Information is conveyed through pictures. So, you can play with the sound off and you don't need captions. There is one game aspect where it's helpful to distinguish red from green (Parseltongue cabinets), but not strictly required. The parts where you fight a "boss" (often at the end of levels) tend to be much easier with two players. This game can be played with one player, but seems designed for two players. Levels are not timed-sensitive-- in fact you're rewarded if you spend more time looking around and exploring. You can't save mid-level, though, so if your game freezes or you have to leave for some reason, you will have to replay that bit of the story.

For my roommate and I--we are novice newbie gamers-- Lego HP has been a really great entry point. I definitely recommend it.

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