Qualified

March 31, 2011 at 11:18 (Uncategorized)

For some time, despite my efforts to have it corrected, Telkom has had me as a doctor – Dr XXX.  This morning I received an email from UNISA saying I had qualified to write my honours exam in May.  It would be terribly exciting if I was actually doing my honours now instead of my general BA, which I’m hopefully going to finish next year.

I also finally manged to post my new story on FF.net.  It is having issues but I found a forum that suggested ideas around it and they worked.  Quite pleased and keen to see how it does.

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Bags

March 29, 2011 at 12:39 (Uncategorized)

Since I got my laptop I’ve been looking for a bag for it.  Something that doesn’t say ‘laptop bag laptop bag’.  Mainly because they don’t every look nice and I don’t want to be mistaken for someone who’s showing off they have a laptop by walking around needlessly with it in a bag.  But I managed to find a rather snazzy one yesterday, it was pricey but it looks like an every day.  Aki-chan took it out on its first test run this morning.  I think… it may be this afternoon – either way its being used today.  I think – again.

I’ve just about finished my FFVII AU but FF.net isn’t letting me create a new story.  It’s very annoying and not the first time it’s doing this.  It is usually sorted after a few days but I really want to post it now~  whine whine whine.

I keep seeing updates for Kekkaishi  on Mangareader.  I once read up what it was about and it sounded rather nice and I really liked the cover art.  I’m hesitant to start it in case I like it and I’ll have hundreds of chapters to read.  Usually this will fill me with excitement but I’m busy with assignments and studies and fiction writing [ 😛 ] … I keep thinking to myself, when I’m done with my studies what am I going to do with all my spare time.  Then I get thinking of all the projects I want to do and how nice it would be to be able to do them.  But then I remember that I’ll probably be working full time and so have less time than I do now.

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Discovery

March 26, 2011 at 11:50 (Uncategorized)

One of the things I like about my phone is that it can be charged via USB.  One of the things I dislike about my MP3 player is that is can only be charged via USB.  So when the batteries die, it’s turn on PC and plug in – it’s a little thing but sometimes I could not be bothered. But I had a thought last night – could I plug the MP3 player into the phone’s mains adapter and charge it.  It works!

I’m often amazed at how creative I can be when I’m being lazy 🙂

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Bugs

March 25, 2011 at 21:39 (Uncategorized)

I enjoy conversations I have with L.  Sometimes though, they are terribly strange.  Such as this one as we were walking home from the park this afternoon.

L: Oh, bugs.

Me:  Where?

L:  In my bum.

Me:  In… your bum?

L:  No, no, coming out my bum and flying into the sky – with birds.

You can learn all sorts of things talking to a 3.5 year old.

I’m also in a serious predicament.  HRV1601 is trickier than I thought  – I thought I would be able to side step all the religious stuff.  Within the study guide I can but I downloaded past exam papers and discovered that my choice of available questions sometimes left me with an insufficient number of questions I could answer in order to pass.  The main problem is that I know next to nothing about religion – any of them.  I grew up in a house that did not practice any religion, I did not go to church, I did not attend religious studies at school, I don’t know how church or houses of worship work, I don’t know what their purposes are [do they serve a purpose – I don’t know!].

The second problem is that I’m not interested.  Human rights and its relevance to the church?  Who cares?  Besides, they say ‘church’ and not any of the other houses of worship so human rights and Christian faith is what they are saying.  It’s so backward.  And so incredibly frustrating as some of the points within study guide are very good, and every person should be made aware of these points.  For example, it talks about ‘the art of living together’ where the ‘rights of the individual are connected to his/her duties and obligations to society’ and that individuals are part of society and must find their ‘humanity within society and have respect for the values of society’.  Nobody lives in isolation and to be part of society means obeying certain rules and having respect for those around you.  These are good points that have nothing to do with religion but everything to do with social understanding of an individual within a group.  RAGE~!

I think Protectors of the Earth by Two Steps from Hell is one of my favourite pieces of music at the moment.  I also have a piece from one of the Prince of Persia games but I don’t know which one – I like it a lot.  My ultimate favourite is still the OCRemix The Lost Horizon.

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Best show ever

March 24, 2011 at 12:14 (Uncategorized)

I have always thought Cirque du Soleil was awesome but they are so much better live – wow!

No Naruto yet but there have been a few Break Blade chapters this week 😀

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Stupidity

March 23, 2011 at 08:56 (Uncategorized)

The problem with indicators on a car is that no one uses them and so, no one looks at them before they do something.  I had my indicator on because I wanted to move over into the left lane and I couldn’t because the people behind me were too busy undertaking me because I was in the way because they were undertaking me – it’s insane.

And I couldn’t find any Panado at the PnP – it’s useless!  And med-sip things are vile.

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Working… Working…

March 22, 2011 at 18:26 (Uncategorized)

Back at work.  Though today I was writing a test for a course but I was sitting at my desk.  The week off really did the pool in – the poor thing, so green, so full of leaves, and a garden chair.  I was also rather pleased that the day was cool, but my throat was killing me.  It’s not so bad now but my nose is slowly becoming stuffy.  Annoying but so long as the cool weather stays and I can sleep at night, I’m fairly sure I can handle it.

Cirque du Soleil tomorrow night – terribly excited.

 

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Bit o’ fanfiction

March 17, 2011 at 11:10 (Fiction, Uncategorized)

I’ve been working on a piece of AU fanfiction for VII [an unashamed attempt at maximum reviews] and thought of another one that starts with this poem.

 

Holy failed.  Meteor landed, would not be caught.

It was not what we thought but destruction was wrought.

And so we fought but not who we thought.

We fought with each other, to live in the waste Meteor brought.

 

I don’t know if I’ll write it as I don’t have any story in mind.  And I’m busy working on a lengthy piece at the moment.  And sewing garb while debating whether I should make Tudor garb for myself as well.  It’s just so damn pretty.

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O_o

March 6, 2011 at 11:35 (Uncategorized)

Faith restored – the dress fits.  I put the zip in so I could give it to someone but had to try it on once more because it wasn’t making any sense.  So pleased.  Next time I’m completing it before I check for look.

I also found some really spectacular music by Two Steps from Hell but I can’t order any of it because I’m in the wrong geographical area.  The worst part is that it is only for download purchase so technically where I am shouldn’t make a difference.

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Why~!

March 5, 2011 at 21:19 (Uncategorized)

I have a pattern, I wear the dresses I made from this pattern.  Present tense, not past.  And yet, the dress I made today is too small.  Too small by at least 5cm at the back panel.  The front fits.  It’s insane – I can’t figure out why.

My dress making skills are all out of luck.  I wanted to make a winter dress from this great wool silk blend.  It’s huge!  And I measured myself…  I’m losing faith.  I want to make this epic Tudor garb that’s complex and involves lots work, I’ve even bought material.  But do I risk it?

I blame the heat – I’m obviously not thinking properly.  I did decide to unpick the dress and cut the pieces down to size but that is a task for winter.  The soft green 50’s dress with its gauzy silk will have to go to someone else.  A small someone else.

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