My parents gave me some money; it was more than I'd expect from them. I'm getting a NEW CAMERA with it! I am kind of excited. haha
My Christmas was OK, bearing the circumstances. I got some nice stuff. I got a bunch of socks, which was great because I can always use socks. I got a couple puzzles, Snoopy pj's and book, Garfield tin, snow pants and shirt, bracelets, some money, and some candy.
- I'm getting used to these site changes; they're not too bad. I can edit comments now, without having to pay! That's good. I'm not going to complain. There are more important things to worry about anyway.
- I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. (Jack Handey)
- 2011 is almost over and I'm glad! It's been another cruddy year. I hope 2012 is so much better!
- I wish we still had Coca-cola. I could go for a can right now. hehe
- I had a wonderful evening, but this wasn't it. (Groucho Marx)
I stopped believing in Santa when I was in 4th-5th year in Primary School...? Well, about that time xP *blame it to my parent!!! LOL xD*
They were a good memories though~ (^w^)
(Once again) Merry Christmas, guys~
i got a brand new record player. it is the 1st record player i have gotten that was not trash picked. well, that's not true, i had a turntable a few years back, but it was for scratching records, not playing them... anyway, this one has a CD and tape player with speakers built in. it is also made so that it can be hooked up to the computer so you can convert your vinyl into mp3 form, but i dunno if i will even use it for that. i really just wanted it for listening to my records, which i have quite a lot of... many of which i have never even listened to, since my last trash picked record player turned out to be kinda crappy... with only 1 working speaker.. anyway, i am excited and i also got 2 records to go with it. abby rd by the beatles and an album by a new band called coco rosie. that one is actually BLUE, which is pretty cool.
i also got a few CDs... another coco rosie (on CD... a different album), adele's live CD and a CD by jurassic 5. i got a bunch of cool shirts. a where's waldo shirt from my sister lisa and a superman and atari t-shirts from my sister nikki, plus 2 sweatshirts from my mom. a grey one that is lined like a jacket that will be warm for me this winter since i don't wear jackets, and a pink floyd the wall sweatshirt. i got a newbury comics and panera bread gift certificate, i won some money on a scratch ticket, a DVD of a documentary called Magic Trip, which is about the merry band of pranksters/aka the original hippies, and their acid fueled cross country trip in a painted school bus. it's a really great movie. actual footage of ken kesey, the grateful dead, timothy leary and others... really cool stuff. jacqui and janina, you would probably both especially love it.
i am really grateful for everything i got. i didn't really need any of it, just extra stuff that would be cool to have. i brought a few things home for moo too, but she seemed like she was trying to tell me that what she really wanted was some leftover ham. oh well. i ate it all. (;
also, i was noting that last christmas, i was still pretty upset with my family for my then recent, long and awful hospitalization. a year later, there are still scars, but they are not open and i have come far with forgiveness. i also got a card from my mom saying how proud she is of me for the hard work i have been doing, which is nice to hear.
i'm going to include a couple youtube videos to go with a couple of my gifts. first, the song that got me into coco rosie. give it a listen, especially if you like stuff like portishead or moby or tricky or bjork or even just girl singers in general. this song is so sexy to me.
and here's a trailer for the movie i got, magic trip
ps... within days i will be attemting to live my life weed free for awhile... so wish me luck.
Хорошо было бы, конечно, в Таиланд съездить; но опять же не у всех есть желание, да и средства на подобное времяпровождение.
Но суждения мои поверхностны, поскольку работая в интернете, человек, подобный мне, сам составляет для себя график. Главное, чтобы не во вред делу)
А так, отдыхаю тогда, когда захочу. И непринципиально, лично для меня, сколько дней длятся оф Новогодние каникулы;)
The children spending their first Christmas with their Daddy for the first time since 2007. They were super excited this Christmas, compared to the previous few!
Technology like Skype Video, Voice Chat, and such may help ease the heartache of long-distance relationships and parenting, but getting excitedly dragged out of bed at 5:30 am by the kiddlywinks to open presents was the best present ever. There's nothing like having Christmas as a family.
A month or so ago, I broke my Kindle. I was very, very sad about this. Although I am not an especially materialistic person, the Kindle was very special to me. In addition to being something that I used on a nearly daily basis, it was also the first Christmas present my boyfriend ever bought me, two years ago. (Yeah, I know; I was pretty sure he was a keeper at that point. Especially since we had only "officially" been together for like a week and a half at that point, though we had been pretty close to it going on six months.)
As a good comedian once said, "I told you that story to tell you this story": sometime within the past few weeks, my boyfriend somehow, without me noticing, removed my broken Kindle from my room, mailed it to Amazon to get a lower price on a new one, and gave me that wrapped in the case we had bought for the old one.
That might not be the best thing anyone has gotten me, but it is without a doubt the most unbelievably badass thing anyone has ever done for me for Christmas.
ElfQuest comic books. Signed ElfQuest comic books.
Hell yes, I'm a geek.
In other news, went to see the second Sherlock Holmes today. I'd heard rumors that it was even more slashtastic than the first one, but it didn't seem possible. Well...it was possible. xD Everyone have a good Christmas? ♥
thank you God!
Давайте будем верить в лучшее. Давайте будем добиваться лучшего. И давайте не забывать доброго!
My amazing boyfriend got me a promise ring, beautiful sterling silver, with an amethyst heart at the center. It is really adorable, and his promise made me realize that I know I am in the right place in my life. I am with who I want to be. I am ready to spend my life with this one person and persevere through whatever the world throws at us.
My handsome guy's promise was that he is totally 100% committed to our relationship and is in it for the longhaul and also that someday this ring will turn into a much nicer one.
Like every girl, or most, as I shouldn't assume that we are all the same, I have thought about marriage and to be quite honest it was slightly terrifying, but I have realized that while in this relationship for just over a year now, the idea doesn't absolutely terrify me.
I just spent Christmas eve with my boyfriend and his family, and I feel like I fit in now. After the party we even got to talking about having kids someday and when we would want to have them and what not, and we both surprisingly want almost the same things.
Overall things in the relationship have been going very very well. We have our little bickers now and then, but nothing that e don't talk out and work through.
If there is anyone out there who stumbles upon or actually reads my story and you ever feel you need advice on how to present that something bothered you to your significant other, please message me. I have been told, even though I am young, I seem to give really good relationship advice.
Going to head to bed. Mom wants to go shopping tomorrow and I need to clean/ figure out what books I need for next semester!
ХА! Гораздо эффектней, этот вопрос звучал бы по- другому! Чего ещё, может ждать от человечества, 2012 год!!!
А в общем то, тема не новая, в классике, её всё время проигрывают, ...."Что день грядущий....мне готовит" и тому подобное....Думаю, что любой человек на планете, хотел бы знать, чего ему ожидать от будущего, отсюда все эти гороскопы и гадания.... уж про фантастику и упоминать боюсь.....А лично я, ожидаю, в новом году, только хорошего, ведь плохое, нас и само находит, порой и пикнуть не успеваем, как уже по уши в неприятностях болтаемся....
.....С Новым Годом! С Новым Счастьем, друзья!
Благополучных перемен! Они уже начались. Господь не оставляет без милости страны, в которых столь высоко чтут Пресвятую Богородицу!
A bracelet from dad. At first I thought it was just one of those square stretchy-plate bracelets, upon closer inpsection each plate said something different:
"My Daughter - When you are sad - I wish you joy - When you are lonely - I wish you love - When you are discouraged - I wish you hope - When your spirit is low - I wish you beauty - When you are troubled - I wish you peace."
I...teared up. I never get jewelry because I'm always afraid of losing it etc but I think I'm at the point where I can actually start to Have Nice Things. That's on the material level. On the more important emotional level, this means so much to me. It's an amulet of love from my dad, who really has always been there for me. I know when I'm panicking away from home, feeling unsafe and unloved, no matter where I am, that it's untrue. That I am indeed loved.
Best present this year was a day without screaming, tantrums or arguing. Had a rough year with littlest person this year, complete with 360 degree character changes in the space of 2 minutes, so to have two days of her being my baby again - hugs, kisses, real affection and no 'I hate yous' was the absolute best present i could ever had had.
I got a DVD I've wanted for years: Interstella 5555.
I don't know if I've taken the time to gush over them here, but I am incredibly enamoured with Daft Punk, their music escapes the boring notions of traditional house with an overload of funk and other pretty much unused genres and styles until they came along. They are original, and unafraid, and challenging. I overuse this word when describing music, but it is in fact something that draws me to whatever I choose to listen, they are refreshing.
Their theatrical aspect, also, plays a big role on my love for them: they are such a great espectacle to behold when they are playing live, from their visuals and sets, and they are even artistic (and almost comical) in their efftorts to remain anonymous, behind suits and fabricated tales about body altering explosions in studios.
...And also, I'm somewhat of a freak, one of those 'otaku' people, one could say, and Reiji Matsumoto's work makes me quiver in excitement on any given day, and the work he does on their (Guy-Manuel's and Thomas') Discovery is not only flattering, it's elating. He crafted something wonderful for the album, something that stands on its own as a true piece of art. The characters, the story, the colors, the life within this, it's all amazing.
Santa brought me a pretty rad present this year.
<<Будующее нейзбежно - какое бы оно не было!!!>>
Погаснут свечи в наших душах,
Мы храм закроем от людей.
И вера станет хрупкой стужей,
И станем мы похожи на зверей!!!
Мы будем грызться из за денег
Терзать других, чтоб завладеть жильём
И будет мир наш весь разрушен
И что останется потом???
Finish the 2011 Goodreads 50 Book Challenge (I'm 4 books away and I'm currently halfway through three right now)and then take my boatload of overdue library books back... >.> <.< -_- *mumbles something sheepish about paying the fines, too* Hey, support your local library, right?
I'd love to earn some money before the end of the year. It may sound like I am being facetious, but not really. I am putting together a big push in the fashion/jewelry world because I need money. I need to pay my rent bill, my internet bill, my student loan bill, my cell phone. I'd be grateful to have money for food. I have a very little bit of silver around the house, a lot of gemstones, and internet access. Those are all the tools I need to begin again, even though it will be hard and embarassing in a lot of ways. I am pushing hard to get my work into galleries because I need food money and I am not about to starve again.
I was just in a store living like a normal person for the first time in almost a year and I find I do not want to give that up. I bought things! That feeling is very hard to describe to someone who has not come so close to being destitute. Your life changes dramatically when you always have to watch every penny. You never, ever buy anything new, and when you do it is like a holiday. I have a kindle. A kindle! I love my kindle, and I am realizing that to really get the full utility out of it I need to spend money on it. I like my Sony headphones, but I am an opera fan and you need audiophile headphones to really enjoy the value of it. I am still dying to get a pair of Dre headphones, especially now that they are available in other colors. You can match your headphones to your ipod now, and those headphones are the most reasonably priced ones on the market that will allow me to hear the first 8 bars of the beginning of "Marriage of Figaro", my favorite opera. (That's my test for good quality headphones. You know music is playing, but you just cannot hear those violins in the first 8 bars unless you have audiophile quality headphones. Since I can't get to go to Carnegie Hall or the Metropolitan Opera, with good headphones I can bring it to me.) I like new things and I never have them. I think the last straw for me came when I bought new underwear. I have not bought new cute underwear in 2 years, so when I bought it it was like getting to normal again. It was not until I got new ones that I realized just how much I need to get rid of some of what I have been wearing.
I want to be normal again and I cannot wait. If I have the tools and the talent, I just need to bring goods to market as a stopgap between now and the time I hear back from the IRS regarding a job I applied for.
I am not giving up tax one bit, either. I am in the fortunate position to have the ability to do both as long as I am disciplined with my time and I keep careful notes on where everything is. I am in the process of taking apart HR 3630 and I will likely have a lot to say about it.
I realize that in the world of tax you build your reputation one statement at a time. I got an email from Tax Notes just updating my contact information, and I mentioned that I do intend to continue writing and publishing in the tax world. That will require a lot of reading and careful thought, and I have the tools that will allow me to do that.
Still, can't put the cart before the horse. I am in the fight for my life, without exaggeration. I will live, and that means I need to sell jewelry.
Meet up with a dear friend for coffee. She owes me a cup, and I do not intend to let her forget that fact.
It’s not that I care all that much about the $3.00. It’s because I care that much about the friendship.
Man, I sound like a grown-up.
Anyway, I need to do productive things today because I'm going back to my grans' tomorrow.
- Computer MT (to be submitted online)
- Music Project
Off to finish those things then watch Fairy Tail eps then write, write, write!
А пока всё идёт нормально, как я и советовал: после выборов маши кулаками, ни маши, толку не будет. Нет, бунтовать и возмущаться нужно именно до выборов, что и происходит сейчас на площади Сахарова, когда главный лозунг протестующих - "Долой Путина". И хотел бы слышать аналогичный лозунг: "Нет партии воров и казнокрадов" до выборов в Государственную Думу. Нет, против нечестных выборов выступать естественно нужно, но очень осторожно, учитывая нашу агрессивную молодёжь.
А призывать: "Долой Путина и его камарилью" я начал уже давно в своих статьях, но их никто не услышал.
Be able to get the final newsletter written before the end of the year, and hopefully find out if my film got into the film festival. Also, get my album cover ready so I can finally send my album to this place, and maybe start making some money.