purpleparadox: (Sparkle!)

Oh man, I remember being SOOO excited when I got invited to do closed beta. I was so happy to get the heck off of LJ, and I'd been waiting forever for DW to get set up and running. I'm glad I'm here. The atmosphere is just as wonderful as it was when I signed up last year - people are happy to be here, the People In Charge don't do things that make me cock my head and go "wtf?", and I just love it here.

Happy happy! :D

And to those of my friends who've just had DWiversaries, happy happy to you too!
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Changed my layout, about to change my icons.

I've noticed something, in my travels between LJ and Dreamwidth. Dreamwidth is really empty. Sure, I have some friends over here, but hardly anyone posts. I check LJ multiple times a day, and there's always something new to read. I check DW once a day, and I'm lucky if there's five or six new posts to read.

Anyway, today Bryan and I are moving the daybed over here to Tara's. I hope it fits in the hole we made for it. Worst comes to worst, we'll just shuffle stuff around.

I gotta clean my room. It's a wreck. I can do that later, most likely, once the daybed is in.


Oct. 27th, 2009 09:05 pm
purpleparadox: (FF: Birth Control!)
I'm really getting excited about NaNo. This is the first year I've done any sort of preparation besides "oh hey, I have a title, a vague idea, and a handful of characters", and I think I'm going to do really well this year. I started planning in September, that's how early I got started on my novel this year. I'm glad I've got some friends on Dreamwidth who are doing NaNo as well, and hopefully I won't bore the other people who read my entries with rambling about my novel.

One of the things I am not excited about, however, is the urinary tract infection I have. Not fun. At least the antibiotics aren't killing my stomach - one small thing in my favor, I guess.

I'm slowly getting stuffed moved over to Tara's. I would have loaded her car up and made a trip over today, if I didn't have to go over to Student Health to get this "omg I have to pee all the time" taken care of. Ah well, there's always tomorrow. I'm going to see if I can explore her basement and see how gross it is down there, if it's not too bad I might put some of our plastic buckets of stuff down there so Bryan and I can have a relatively clutter-free attic and bedroom. Although... hahah, clutter free bedroom? Like that'll happen- the bed takes up practically the entire room. XD

My paid account runs out soon, and I can't afford to pay for more paid time right now. Maybe when I get paid next week, I dunno, but it might be a while before I can afford a paid account since we're so broke. Ah well. I wonder what 6 icons I'll be stuck with! That's always a fun game to play. I can't believe I've uploaded so many icons- I never did this when I had a paid account on LJ.

I gotta get into the swing of blogging every day, for NaBloWriMo.
purpleparadox: (Escaflowne: wonder)

Anyway, here I am, procrastinating on getting ready for my last day of work. At least until school starts again, anyway, and I work at the computer labs again, keeping an eye on all those wily computers. I'll tell you one thing that's definitely for sure- I felt so out of my element at Financial Aid. I mean, yeah, I've worked jobs that weren't CTS-related during my time in college, but most of the time I was hip deep in computers, either hauling them around or fixing them or showing people how to use them, and I loved it. (Heck, there's even a picture on here somewhere of me being attacked by a mass of wild tangled computer mice!) I enjoyed working at Financial Aid, to a point - I got to meet lots of people, I got to see lots of people I know (and got a lot of confused looks from them and comments like "Hey, aren't you supposed to be working in the computer labs? Hey, are you going back to the Learning Lab job in the fall? We miss you!") and learned more than I ever needed to know about how financial aid works. (If I hadn't learned about the budget adjustments for computers, I'd be typing this out on Snowball!) I just felt so confused almost all the time I was there. I was working with people's financial aid packages, and that made me very nervous. (And working with people's kids doesn't make you nervous, Beth?)

I'm very excited for student teaching. I just have to try and get the butterfly unit done before school starts, so Mrs. Burnett can look it over - I'm going to try to make each lesson work so that if I have to shuffle the lessons around in a different order, it'll work.

I'm going to try to make a post in here every day this semester, starting today. (Since, technically, my semester starts tomorrow!) I've been neglecting DW and all my DW friends, and I'm going to try to get out there a little more. I think writing in here will especially help if/when my seasonal depression comes back. (Apparently Callie's mom's SAD came back early, and she's a wreck. With the weather like it's been lately, it's no wonder. And that might explain why I've been a bit of a mess lately, too.)
purpleparadox: (uhhh....)
It's gross and wet and gray outside today. My plan was to take a half day at work at the Lab, and then go to The Body Shop and sign up for a fitness membership there. There is SO MUCH MORE THERE than there is at Curves. They have a hydraulic circut for women... and free weights, and weight machines, and an entire aerobics room complete with TVs that show movies and all you have to do is turn into the FM frequency of the movie you want, and FREE fitness classes (like yoga, pilates, and spinning) if you're a member, and a real locker room, and SHOWERS. God, there were some workouts at Curves where I'd end up so gross, and all I could do was wash my face in the sink.

I don't know why I didn't just go over there in the first place. I probably would have been saved from working at Curves (which is ranking up there as the most annoying work experience I've ever had), and I'd be in better shape. I can do a little bit of everything while I'm there. And the kicker is that it's so much cheaper than Curves, for so much more.

Anyway, since it's pouring out, I have two options. I'm either going to finish my practicum assignments, aided by a LARGE cup of coffee, and then go to The Body Shop (by foot if it's not raining, maybe by taxi if it is) in the afternoon, or I'll just wait until Bryan gets home, punch embroider and do work, and then have him bring me there around 4.

It doesn't feel like May yet. The green grass and the trees with their little leaves are telling me it is, but it never really feels like May until my birthday hits. (And I still can't believe my birthday is in 6 days. I'm always like this every year. :P)

I am SO HAPPY that open beta started. I wish I had enough invite codes to give to the world, yanno? It's so nice to know that there are familiar faces on my reading page as well as the new friends I've made. And [personal profile] rin is here! My almost girlfriend! (It's a long story. I might write an About Me entry about it this weekend.) We're going to take over DW with so many awesome communities! :D

Anyhow, I think it's time I cleaned off my desk, put some pants, on, and made some coffee. And maybe some waffles. Mmm, waffles.
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Oh good lord, after an entire freaking hour and 11 minutes, I can has [personal profile] rin. I am so happy to have at least one LJ friend here, and Rin is my bestest friend evar.

(Sorry, I go into lolcat speak when I'm tired/excited/both.)


Apr. 30th, 2009 08:46 pm
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t-minus 13 minutes until OMG DW PARTY TIEMS.


Apr. 30th, 2009 01:47 pm
purpleparadox: (Default)
So, I wonder how busy it's going to get on Dreamwidth when open beta starts tonight. I'm hoping for a party! I know I've got a lot of people over on [livejournal.com profile] sailormoonfans wanting invite codes, and hopefully they'll make their way over to [community profile] sailormoon here. I've been waiting for more people to get here to hopefully make the community more active. I'm going to go spruce things up a bit there in anticipation of open beta. :D
purpleparadox: (nani?)
Holy freaking crap crossposting on Dreamwidth is enabled. Let's see if this really works. :D

EDIT: Hm, doesn't seem to be instantaneous. I'll give it a while and see. Also, I posted to here with a journal client, so maybe that borks it up too.

DW edit: It did work. :D
purpleparadox: (sparkle sparkle!)
I fiddled with the colors on the theme I'm using, and now my journal's a color I don't mind sticking with until more styles pop up. I'm so excited that I get to be a part of something like this so early in its development - I mean, Livejournal was already well established when I started over there, so while it was new to me, it wasn't new to everyone else, yanno?

I cranked out a Sailor Moon pillow already this morning, and had some yummy pancakes and bacon. Next is a shower, and then grocery shopping. I'll do a proper introductory post later, so those of you who just friended me (hi everyone! :D) will know more about me besides the fact that I like Sailor Moon and pancakes. :P


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