Sunday, 30 November 2003

I kinda hate Snape. I don't know precisely why it is that I'm looking fully through a gallery of Snape fanart. Though who knows what you'll find in any particular fanart site... an artist may be able to give beauty to any character. That being said, I doubt my sanity when I click on a link like 'chibi snape'... but I did, and look what I stumbled over: Is not this picture pathetically cute? o_^

~ posted by Anna @ 10:42 PM

Bad brownies. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad brownies. :(

~ posted by Anna @ 1:20 PM

Saturday, 29 November 2003

So here I go, trying this Saturday Scruples thing:

1. At the local grocer, you see an elderly woman shoplift bacon. Do you tell the grocer?

Naw, I think I'd probably quietly confront the woman about it. Who knows why folks do desperate things sometimes. Mebbe she's just a nasty, but I'd wanna know before I told on her.

2. Your century old church is an architectural treasure but the congregation is declining. Developers offer $20 million and a sanctuary in the office tower they want to build. Do you accept?

Nope. I may not be Christian but I respect their holy places, especially when they're old and beautiful. I kinda wish pagans had some equally lovely temples...

3. A co-worker needs to leave early and asks you to punch her time card when you leave. Do you do it?

Yep. Do unto others, etc.

~ posted by Anna @ 1:07 PM

Ohh, someone sent me feedback! *hops* What a happy start to the day. :D

~ posted by Anna @ 9:48 AM

Friday, 28 November 2003

It's F5 time :)

1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?

Well, yes and no. I have a bad tendency to spend money I don't actually have (on credit, or money I'm supposed to save for something else). Money burns a hole in my pocket. But I love getting new things, and bringing home loot! I'm a careful shopper: I gotta have a plan, and more often than not I end up buying only what I know I want. Which pleases me.

2. What was the last thing you purchased?

Sarah McLachlan's new album. Yay.

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?

Definitely online. Walking around shopping makes my feet muchly sore, and besides, malls are thoroughly evil, like black holes for stirring up and draining folks' energy. Buying stuff online can be a bit worrisome, 'cause it can be difficult to know if a store(site) is trustworthy, and also whether you'll get precisely what you want. But I've had no bad experiences yet, and there's a world of goods out there to loot. :D Oh yeah, I love a bit of suspense as well - something to look forward to.

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?

For several years my sister and I got as much allowance as we worked for - three dollars per hour for housework - over and above a basic amount of pocket money, if memory serves. Might've been about ten dollars.

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?

I did regret buying my handbag and sunglasses right after I bought them because they took up a big glop of money in one day. They're the sort of practical things that one needs, but for which I loathe paying money. Yet despite the fact that I never really thought I'd enjoy sunglasses, I have.

~ posted by Anna @ 11:55 PM

I waxed (alas, not poetic). Extremely sticky - the stuff contains some sort of pine resin, for frell's sake. Painful, time-consuming, hair-consuming, though only partially successful.

I believe my brain is turning into custard.

Roll on December the 5th... I must get out of this place.

~ posted by Anna @ 3:07 PM

Thursday, 27 November 2003

Arrrgh, why am I always so restless with my web design? Not more than a week ago that I got my new layouts to a standard that pleased (and surprised) me, and now I'm looking at other people site's and asking "Why don't I do that, or mebbe this... or even that! Them's really neat tricks.
But I must stop somewhere, at least for a while! One cannot have a constantly upgraded and updated website design. Even adding little things to my blog takes wee bits of effort, and I end up feeling sort of unfinished, like there's a bigger job waiting to carry me off, and I really shouldn't go there.
That's the dangerous thing, I guess, with surfing too much: one sees all these fun things that one can do on a site, and one's focus begins to.... fray. But it's not a dispersion of energy - one feels the need to follow each trailing thread, as if it didn't have an END, really, but would keep on transporting one further... Mehhh, gotta stop. Just gotta.

~ posted by Anna @ 5:14 PM

Monday, 24 November 2003

I have cramps, and a frequent need to evacuate retained fluids, but there's a Roux on my lap so I'm okay.

Crichton the Hairy is adorable and pitiable. Crichton the Hairless is snobby and creepy. Funnily enough they both have REALLY BIG TEETH. Animal... Human... Logic. They all need each other. All the members of Moya were cute and curious in each others' bodies. ^_^ Oh, and sub-Pilot camera is not good.

On another note. Goddess please let Jinny be all right. Let all of us be all right. Let us get through this transitional time with health, happiness, humanity and harmony intact.

Cats are our harshest critics. They look at you until you begin to doubt yourself, and then - and only then - do they smile. Samwise is in "meatloaf mode". (Ah ha ha ha!!.....)

~ posted by Anna @ 10:26 PM

Saturday, 22 November 2003

My first Friday Five! (So what if it's Saturday?! I only just remembered to do this. ^_^)

1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year.
* Finish updating and uploading all sections of my renovated website, to a decent & functional standard
* Move house!
* Reinstate our cats' happiness in their new home... I hate seeing them like this...
* Read The Return Of The King BEFORE the film, then enjoy the film
* Have a happy Xmas wif family (should be easy, heh heh)

2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again.
* Carly
* Nicola
* Alannah
* Julia
* Tania

3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do.

* Ice skate, and roller blade
* Play the harp
* Sing
* Climb trees
* Fly :P

4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit).

* Visit Greece, Alaska, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, and lots of other places
* Buy about a billion cats
* Build a comfortably large organic community/village
* Donate to lots o' charities
* Buy a gyrocopter

5. List five things you do that help you relax.

* Sing, horribly off key
* Listen to Tori
* Watch quality-junky TV and movie DVDs
* Cuddle cats
* Sit in the sun with a good book

~ posted by Anna @ 11:04 PM

[ ] Tell everyone I'd like a kite for Xmas. (A dirth of inner-childish entertainment, of late.)
[ ] Order much Egyptian Red henna; dose my hair with said henna
[ ] Locate The Return Of The King (Why oh why did I pack it away?)
[ ] Buy leg wax; use leg wax (natural look doth not werk after a few years of shaving).

That's all I can think of at the moment.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:32 PM

Friday, 21 November 2003

Quarter to ten in the morning and it's already rather warm inside. :/

And, oh joy of joys, one of my new bras creaks. I didn't know they could do that. o_O

~ posted by Anna @ 9:49 AM

Thursday, 20 November 2003

Doing a little reading about Satanism. Curious stuff. Heh, but I can see why the goat is a common (if misplaced) symbol of Satanism and/or devil worship. Simply put: 'tis not a herd animal. They do seem very anti-flock. *smirks* And fair enough, I suppose!

~ posted by Anna @ 7:28 PM

Wednesday, 19 November 2003

Updating, updating, updating.... gawd, these readables pages are getting long. ^_^ But hey, if anyone has as much free time to kill as I do, then they might enjoy 'em.

~ posted by Anna @ 4:18 PM

Excitations! On the 5th o' December, we be jammin'! (as in 'getting out of this place'!)

~ posted by Anna @ 10:42 AM

Tuesday, 18 November 2003

When I was little, I thought that a road bearing a "No Exit" sign meant that, once you'd entered the road, you weren't allowed to leave.

I also thought that "batteries not included" on a gadget or toy meant that it didn't need batteries - as if it ran on magic or something.

Kids say the darndest things... but you don't even want to know what they're thinking.

Edit: Ahhh! Lookee!

~ posted by Anna @ 12:58 PM

Saturday, 15 November 2003

Weather: MellowWarm---SPLATT. Wind and banging things. So much for a load o' laundry today.

Breakfast: Yummy coffee, then toast wif (a) marmite and mooshed avocado, and (b) honey and cinnamon and banana.

Music: Tori Tori Tori. Best new bits, A Sorta Fairytale and Crazy. Wanna get 'Tales Of A Librarian' and Sarah McLachlan's 'Afterglow'. Can't get to town! o_O

Good things: Frames! Yippee! Lookee! >:D

~ posted by Anna @ 11:03 AM

Wednesday, 12 November 2003

Yeah, okay...... my toe's gone kinda purple, in a big splotch. And quite sensitive all over.
Better be just a bruise. I couldn't have possibly hit it hard enough to break it, could I?!

~ posted by Anna @ 1:12 PM

WinVNC rocks quite a bit. Sitting in the lounge on Mum's computer - which is connected to the stereo system - yet working on my computer. Wheeee.

Losing one's edge sucks quite a lot. It's amazing how hard one can hit one's limbs, etc. on the edge of a door or a chair, etc... I never thought I was moving that fast, yet my little toes feel thoroughly bruised. And I quote: "Jesussufferin'fuck!!" o_O

~ posted by Anna @ 10:08 AM

Monday, 10 November 2003

mmMrrrrrph!...... I know this music. And know it better than I'd have expected. 'Meddle': as a Floyd album it's very mellow. It's been some time since I've had this feeling - recognising music that my folks played in my youth when I had no way of knowing what it was. *shivers* But hey, this stuff's good.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:21 PM

Sunday, 9 November 2003

Yaaarrgh!!! WMP keeps insisting on playing The Wall! I guess this is a quick way of deciding that I really don't like The Wall.

Oh, and I can barely move my mouse, since there's a large Burmese cat sprawled upon the mousepad. Guh.

~ posted by Anna @ 11:51 PM

Scrumptious melon, but damn it, it's made me hungrier than I was before eating it.

~ posted by Anna @ 1:07 PM

Friday, 7 November 2003

Hmmmm.... these new bras are good shapers, and the closest I'd get to a push-up style in my size, plus they look okay under t-shirts..... if only there'd been a size up, then they wouldn't feel as if they're leaving shallow flesh wounds. >:P

~ posted by Anna @ 12:14 PM

Are you weary as water in a faucet left dripping?
With an incessant sadness like a sad record skipping
And an ugly and ornery and shadowy dread
Lurking like a troll under the bridge between your heart and your head

She came to and her whole life was how she remembered it
She had a mouth full of fur and she was laughing
She parked her hearse across three spaces posted 'Motorcycles only'
And jumped out shouting, "What the cuss could make a nice girl like us feel so lonely?"

Heeeyy now.... those lyrics could almost be about a newly risen vamp.
Hehe, yeah, I'm obsessed, so sue me. If the song's supposed to make sense, I don't really see what else it could mean! :D

~ posted by Anna @ 9:43 AM

Wednesday, 5 November 2003

This evening my brain feels like it has corners.

And things are getting stuck in the corners.

And it's ever-so-slightly sore.

Squares suck.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:26 PM

Tuesday, 4 November 2003

Oh me, oh my, Buffy is so excellent.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:34 PM

The only clever thing I've ever known an MS program to do, and it's a completely baffling thing. I was once again looking through a list of songs (lyrics text files this time) and WMP coincidentally played the song I was reading! How the hell does it DO that?!? I mean, it's just inconceivable that it could read my mind. Nobody could program that into an application. Does it go through reading the text files or whatever I'm using, and thus sneak songs up on me? Jeez, it's like the cats going between. I guess I'll never prove or disprove it. It's happened so many times now! It's probably good that life continues to surprise me.

But now my eyes are blurry... "I've had enough! I'm going to bed!". Or rather, to book.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:29 PM

Aha, brainwave! or, eureka!... or something. I've realised... I understand it now. My relationship with things that obsess me... perhaps the reason I don't feel the need to turn such obsession toward fellow humans. I fall in love with books, and films, and music, and the occasional TV series. I've heard people describe being in love, where songs on the radio (and just about anything else) suddenly make fresh sense, and remind you of your beloved. I see now such symptoms in myself, only it's an equally intense mental and emotional attraction towards fiction and film. The characters, the places they take me, the poetry in song, and so forth. Though book-love tends to be most enthralling... after all, a girl's gotta have standards. >:P It's such a good feeling when that emotion takes me over, spilling out as tears or other physical-emotional overflows. And even more divine when the obsession channels through me and is transmuted as poetry.

So yeah. It's good to have these wee insights into my nature, once in a while. Certainly never happens through concentration or study. I am a book written in a code which I don't understand.

~ posted by Anna @ 3:50 PM

Saturday, 1 November 2003

Ohh yeah! Hehe! Buffy arrived. I forgot to mention it yesterday. Been having a semi-slow sort of marathon. So excellent.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:21 AM

Hrmmm... it almost looks like my few freckles have gotten darker. Mebbe I've seen too much direct sunlight lately. Mebbe it's just my perception growing darker. :P

~ posted by Anna @ 10:14 AM