*Home for the night, hello full-sized keyboard. If I type lively instead of lovely on my ipod one more time, I might scream.

I've actually only got a week and three days left of housesitting, I am somewhere between bummed and elated.

Tomorrow is a day of cleaning and disinfecting the house; my grandad had chemo today and he's having a blood transfusion tomorrow, and I know the chemo at least makes him very susceptible to germs.

*About to watch the final ep of Game of Thrones, finally, insert sobbing noises here. I have to say, I really enjoyed the series, having gone into it knowing absolutely nothing. I could do without the constant gratuitous violence, I'm forever watching the show through my fingers like a wuss, but then, this is HBO, I wasn't really expecting subtlety.

In related news, I would allcaps L-O-V-E to see Colin or Bradley in a guest role on that show *___*

*Lately, I've had to restrain myself from asking Bradley, via twitter, what Hogwarts house he thinks he'd be sorted into, because I don't want to give my friends second hand embarrassment. IT IS A FIERCE INTERNAL STRUGGLE THOUGH. I really want to know if he thinks he's a Gryffindor or a Hufflepuff.

The things I waste my time thinking about, I swear to fucking god.

*Oh, so Pottermore? Still not entirely sure what it is but I am excited about new canon information from JKR. Are any of you going to sign up for the beta testing of the site?

The only thing that's made me a bit sad about this whole thing is that I guess this negates the need for the long-rumoured encyclopaedia? I was looking forward to holding more Potter in my hand.

Also, FINAL POTTER FILM IN ABOUT A FORTNIGHT. I just looked back and one year ago today I was posting the trailer for the first part, ~OH MEMORIES~

*So many of you are feeling bummed lately, big hugs to you all.
I recently spent a week in Brisbane housesitting for my aunt and uncle, and I just finally got around to uploading a couple of videos of the furry monsters I had to look after;


and Baci

Play time )
I'm failing at this whole back from hiatus thing, I'm so sorry for the lack of comments lately. I'm housesitting for five weeks, so I'm stuck using my iPod for everything and it's EFFORT, man. I'm also just feeling rather blah about everything; it's one of those weeks where I kind of just want to chill on twitter and talk smack about Bradley's wooing skills.
Hello there, HELLO, how are you?

One more night of housesitting and then I'm done! I'm sure I'll be whinging in a week about how I need to get away but seriously, I miss my own bed more than what I feel is natural.

I was going to make this into a proper entry but I'm tired (I have no recollection of my alarm actually going off this morning which means I turned it off while I was still TECHNICALLY SLEEPING) and the cleaner is here talking my head off (you are lovely, dear, but I am not a conversationalist), so I'll just skip to the important stuff: pimping.

I don't know if I properly thanked those people who left me recs and whatnot when I was feeling all wah-everybody-hates-me the other week, so THANK YOU, YOU WONDERFUL HUMAN BEINGS. [livejournal.com profile] wholly_crepe, owner of my heart, soul and a fabulous username, actually wrote me comment fic where Gwaine is a sly fellow who wants Merlin and Arthur to live in GAY LOVE forever. AND THEY DO. GO READ IT NOW or suffer the unfortunate state of being that is before you knew that yeah, duh, of course Gwaine totally does yoga, how did I not think of that before?

And then, in the early hours of this morning, I had the pleasure of doing beta work on the short fic Oh Fine Thing, We'll Matter Tomorrow by [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate aka [livejournal.com profile] kelene aka writer of one of my most favourite Merlin rps fics EVER (Your Movements are Irregular (But My Gravity is Constant)). Go read it and love it, it is fabulous!

And dude, l-o-l, in linking that I totally just noticed the tag +campaign for badass colin activate! and YES. F-list, we have decided there needs to be more fic in which Colin wields a weapon, wears a sharp suit and maybe even drives a really hot car, so, you know, get on that, guys. Badass!Colin is sorely needed for Bradley's pleasure.

See you guys on Merlin day ♥
Housesitting resumes again tonight, solidly for the next month, but I'll be home on weekends <3

Parting gifts:

Via [livejournal.com profile] ontd_merlin - Catchy, addictive lulz.

And brought to my attention by the gorgeous [livejournal.com profile] readvacancy, Pride & Prejudice, Merlin-style:

Love you guys, you're an amazing flist ♥
Linking you, because I don't even want to attempt embedding on my iPod, to this awesome Bradley interview. I love the words that escape out of his mouth, I really do.

In other news, home tomorrow for another week, thank fuck; for one, I've been sick the last couple of days and really just want to curl up in my own bed and two, I'll be able to watch new Merlin. Citizens not of the UK, how do you plan on watching - streaming live or downloading later? Streaming is always a bitch and it means getting up at some ridiculous time in the am but on the other hand, I suspect I'll miss out on a lot of the squee if I wait around for someone to upload. Dilemmas!
HI HI HI. Home until Friday. I have zero to say but hi anyway. Thus far, my hiatus has yielded the meaningful, substantial and existential enlightenment one would expect, for example:

a) Baking a cake is far more rewarding at 2am, than at any other time.

b) If I had to experience dirty fic in audiobook form, I would want Nigella Lawson as the narrator.

c) I only exist as body heat for the dog to warm herself by of an evening.

d) I Know What You Did Last Summer remains a terrible, terrible film after all these years. Jsyk. Oh Freddie Prinze Jr., it hurts deep in my soul when you try to form an expression.

And that's that. Life-affirming, I know.
Housesitting officially starts today, eight weeks baby! Though I'll be fairly evenly spread between my aunt's house and my own by the sound of it, like next week when I'm home for the entire working week, but just a heads up anyway. The house has a computer and all but I'll most likely only be using my iPod, so you'll either not hear very much from me in the way of comments because typing on the iPod is fucking hard labour, or you'll be hearing a little too much from me because there is shit-all to do. Apologies in advance for both instances.

ONE YEAR SMOKE FREE! I'd been smoking since 2000 and never actually thought I could quit successfully, at the most I think I was just hoping to cut down, but pfft, it was so much easier than I'd ever imagined. I should go create a tumblr called fuck yeah me, because seriously. FUCK YEAH ME!

Ever since I posted that Men In Tights gif the other day, I've been mentally casting Merlin characters into that film, mostly, if I'm honest, because I want to see Leon as Little John (Don't let my name fool you. In real life, I'm veeeery big). And if we were going for the slash version, which, come on, it's ME, of course we are; Arthur would have to be Robin Hood because he's blonde and dashing (and unlike some other Robin Hoods, he can speak with an English accent); which means Merlin would be Maid Marian (I must warn you - it could only be a kiss. For I am a virgin and could never...go all the way. Unless I were married. Or if a man pledged his endless love to me. Or if I knew that he desperately cared for me. Or if he were really cute!) and Gaius would be his maidservant, Broomhilde, who's always cockblocking Marian!Merlin (NO DING DING WITHOUT A WEDDING RING). Lancelot would of course be Will Scarlet because of the HAIR and Gawain would be Achoo because I suspect he's snarky and I never really got around to casting the girls but I suppose Morgana could be the witch, Latrine (Raven's egg, blood of a hen! A little more blood, yes! Eyeballs of a crocodile, testicles of a newt...I guess he's a transsexual now.) which OH OH OH means Alvarr could be the Sheriff of Rottingham because Latrine!Morgana totes has a thing for him and he already has the beard going on. So Gwen could be...Blinkin? IDK IDK, holes, but ahhh. The things that amuse my mind.

A very, very early happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] paenteom because I won't be here on the actual day. I hope you have a fabulous time, sweetheart!

And, er, that's it I think. Stay safe kiddies! TWOISH MORE WEEKS UNTIL NEW MERLIN, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Thanks to yesterday's poll, I now know some of you think pointless polls are 'banana'. One day that knowledge will be useful. One day.

Music Meme, Day 13, 14 & 15 )
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] a_shadow_there. I'm gonna add some questions to this too, 18 is just a weird number. Song you listen to when you're in love? Song you listen to when you're feeling sexy? Any other ideas?

Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - A song that makes you happy
Day 03 - A song that makes you sad
Day 04 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 05 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 06 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 07 - A song that you can dance to
Day 08 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 09 - A song from your favorite band
Day 10 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 11 - A song that describes you
Day 12 - A song from your favorite album
Day 13 - A song that you listen to when you're angry
Day 14 - A song that you listen to when you're happy
Day 15 - A song that you listen to when you're sad
Day 16 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 17 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 18 - A song that makes you laugh

Toughest question ever, but Pounding by Doves has been a pretty consistent obsession of mine for the past few years. There are certainly older songs I've loved longer and other ones that are technically better, but this one is just special to me.


In other news, I'm home! Housesitting this weekend again but at least it's only for the two days. I'm just looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight.

Also, does anyone know anything about fish? Remington hasn't eaten (that I've seen) for two weeks and he's constantly just sitting on the bottom. He'll occasionally come up to the top to blow a bubble but that's about it, he won't interact with me or even his reflection in a handheld mirror, which he normally does.
I'm away housesitting until Wednesday, so I'll be reading your entries but not commenting much because typing on my iPod, Angie, is hard fucking work.

Had a Harry Potter movie marathon with Nadeen tonight, was really fun. I'd forgotten how much I love POA, despite its many, many flaws. Gave me a massive hankering for Shoebox though, all that Sirius/Remus.

Hope you're all well!
Back home again, housesitting was dull as shit but on the plus side I got to play more with my ipod because my aunt has wireless.

Because of boredom I wrote porn, which I would really love someone to beta because I know my grammar isn't fabulous. Something is definitely up with my paragraphs, I know there is! And I know it's not great, so I'd like directions to make it better.

The licks-into-his-mouth tally has been updated with three stories, a big week for licking apparently.

[livejournal.com profile] openmoments bought me a virtual gift! No one has ever done that before! Straight up, I was this close to tears.

EWW, I just went to get a drink of water, right? And on the way back I stepped in a half-masticated gecko my dog has obviously been playing with. I have gecko on my sole, NOT COOL (although I feel there is an awesome name for a band someone in there, Gecko Soul, anybody?)

I downloaded new Shout Out Louds and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club albums, this is definitely the year that continues to keep giving.
After years of saying I'd never get a paid account, I maybe sorta got a paid account. 35 userpics baby! Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] openmoments for the holiday gift voucher thingy, I would have definitely been too stingey to pay $20.

I had an alright time away, it just felt too long. It was only a week but being up at 5am every day (because that's when the dog woke up and unless I wanted to clean her shit up off the floor, that's what time I had to get up) and then not going to bed until midnight (as I think it might be physically impossible for me to go to bed before 12, no matter how tired I am) made the days drag. I didn't think Sunday was ever going to come. Highlights/lowlights of the week include perfecting my bowling on the Wii, breaking apart fights between the dog and the cat, picking up a dead rat the cat brought me, watching college basketball because nothing else was on goddamn tv, making an awesome chow mein, puppy breath, having air conditioning in 30+ degrees celsius heat, going swimming in my pjs at 6am and teaching the dog to dive.

I arrived back home this arvo to an awkward and tense house because my grandparents are fighting. Again? As usual? IDK. I'm so fucking sick of it.

Five months without smoking, go me! It still boggles my mind how easy it was, considering I'd been smoking for 9 years.

Did I miss any exciting fandom stuff this past week?

iCarly: I didn't hate it, like a lot of people. It wasn't the most exciting episode though, nor the best written. I think it would have benefited by being an hour long instead of 30 minutes, for such an 'important episode', in terms of overall plot and character growth, everything felt rushed. Best moment of the episode was the Carly/Sam frisking, I'm not gonna lie xD
HOME. Home home home home home. Finally.

One of those days. I was run off my feet looking after the two kids and baking all day and all I wanted to do was come home and chill, not fight with my mother about money. And my Morgana fanmix flopped, and the house is messy again just one day after I cleaned it, and I really don't want to take the train to Brisbane tomorrow. It's only an hour trip, but I have this complex; whenever I know there's no toilet available, I suddenly find myself needing to pee. And I could have gone five minutes earlier, it doesn't matter to my bladder.

Anyway, I won't have a lot of internet access for the week up there, try not to miss me too terribly.

Songs I'm loving:

Girl I Love You - Massive Attack featuring Horace Andy

From a Sinking Boat - the Magnetic Fields
But know that I love you,
Know that I wrote my last words to you,
From a sinking boat.

You Need Verses My Galak Sea - Starboard Silent Side
There are words and sentences, signs and coincidences,
That cannot be erased.
I've contracted the symptoms of love (but the schizophrenic kind).

Stadium Soul - Adam Green
I've been nervous, I love you too much, my dear.
It's not murder, but thank you for waiting five years.
New Magnetic Fields album, fuck yeah!

Work today! I'm so grateful the kids have a Nintendo DS each, makes my job a lot more simple.

Speaking of work, Nadeen commissioned me to make a chocolate pavlova and a chocolate cake for a party on Sunday. Huzzuh for more money.

Housesitting/dogsitting next week, so I'll be away. Try not to miss me too much, alright?

[livejournal.com profile] plasticprincess and [livejournal.com profile] a_shadow_there, I posted this yesterday but you mightn't have seen, are you guys still interested in doing a drabble for Act 1, 2 or 3 in my fanmix? New tracklist is in the previous entry, here.

Ragh, ran out of time, off to work! Fuck, I'm so tired.
It's 5.30am and I'm up with a toothache. Obviously I have caught yours, Sharon! Yes, you can catch toothaches through the internets nowadays, were you all not aware? It had nothing to do with the fact I drink pepsi like it's going out of fashion. Nothing at all. I have to be up for work in an hour, so 5.30am really isn't that impressive either, I just thought I'd throw it in for dramatic effect.

Worked, didn't it? You were all feeling REALLY sorry for me, weren't ya?!

The other half of the reason I'm posting (the first being need for sympathy) is to let you all know I'm housesitting at the moment, so you'll see even less of me than you do now. I want to avoid all Heroes spoilers (even though I spoiled myself for the death/s) and well, when I'm housesitting it feels like I'm on vacation. A very cheap and unexciting vacation, but one nonetheless. No one posts in LJ when they go on holiday. No one. Apart from maybe one update about a cute guy that works in the same hotel they're staying at. But that's all. Consider this my cute guy update. When I get home in two weeks I'll post all about my holiday, including the story of how I hooked up with the cute guy one magical night and he rocked my world. Three times.

That's how most holiday stories end, right?

Bloody hell, the human brain was not meant to think at this time of day. And teeth are not meant to throb!

In other news )
Personality test stolen from [livejournal.com profile] evie87 under here )

Nothing too interesting has been going on lately, just work. Blergh, 2 weeks ago I was working and everything was normal until I put Bree on the table to put her shoes on to go outside and suddenly she vomitted. And how. I didn't think she was going to stop. I had to leave her on the table while I went and dry retched into the sink, it was disgusting. Anyway, I managed to get it all cleaned up, although she vomitted another 8 times during the day. That had to be the worst day EVAH. AT least I'm prepared for when she's sick again, if one had to look at the bright side.

Speaking of work, Nadeen wants me to be her cleaner, starting from next year. I told her she better give me a test run as I'm not known as the world's greatest cleaner [read: I live in filth]. But I'll give it a try, it's extra money.

Winter is now over *tear*. Although today was freezing because it was blowing like a bitch here. The wind was literally howling and as I was trying to sleep this morning, doors kept slamming and I got very grumpy.

Nan and Grandad go away on holidays next Friday for about a month. YIPPEE! And then a week later my aunt and uncle go away too, which means I'll be housesitting for 2 weeks by myself. So you know I'll disappear then because I can play The Sims 2 on their computer. Oh! Birthday news! I'm probably getting a new computer for my birthday. I told everyone that I'm happy for it to be a Christmas present as well, so hopefully the thought of not having to buy me a Christmas present will sway them onto the idea.

Songs I love right now )


Sep. 4th, 2006 06:18 pm
So...apparently Steve Irwin is dead. The news is reporting he was stung in the chest by a sting ray off of Port Douglas. It's odd. Steve was just one of those people you always expected to be around forever. Of all the jokes I made about him and all the things I've disagreed with about how he handles animals and even his own children, his heart was in the right place. He deeply cared about conservation, something I stongly support, and he did a lot to educate the masses about animals and how important they are for the survival of the planet. He loved what he did and I admired him in that respect. I feel guilty for making fun of him.

I hope everyone is well, I've been housesititng and working my arse off, I haven't even had time to check my emails.





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