primroseburrows: (dS: fraser hallelujah)
I think I'm going to unsub from all my political groups on LJ and keep the political stuff mostly on facebook. Not that I won't post or rant about politics at all, but I really want to get back into fandom, and keeping this space as mostly-fannish/semi-personal will help a LOT. I may keep a few of my news feeds, but I can read them on Google, so there's really no need.

I'm going to try to make at least two posts here a week to start with. A lot of fandom is passing me by, and I want back in! So, that's where you guys come in. Tell me important stuff that's going on! Meetups? Challenges? I want to WRITE again! Definitely doing DSSS as usual (the day I don't do that, I'll know I'm out of fandom, and I'm NOT OUT OF FANDOM, DAMMIT), so I have to get in gear! Help, plz?

Now I'm off to the YMCA (cue dorky dancing) to renew my membership. IT'S (ALMOST) AUTUMN AND I'M PUMPED, GUYS! :)
primroseburrows: (Default)
LJ flist-cut is done. I'll probably be doing more a little later, when I see how this one goes. I've whetted it down to less than 200, which is a lot better than it was. I still have some people on who have not posted in literally years, but I don't have the heart to delist them, mostly because I knew them in RL or had a close online relationship at one point ([profile] lady_morsmordre, if you're out there, I'm especially talking about you).

Again, if anyone wants me to add you back, post here and I will. My next thing is a drastic cut of comms, which, while not as heart-wrenching as the flist cut, still will be difficult. I've already done a few, but I need to do more. The glut of comms I have is worse than the unwieldy size of my flist.

Again, I am not cutting on DW.


Ahem. Now for more fun stuff. Here, have some Bob Marley cuteness:

primroseburrows: (typing)
The flist-cut is done. I'll probably be doing more a little later, when I see how this one goes. I've whetted it down to less than 200, which is a lot better than it was. I still have some people on who have not posted in literally years, but I don't have the heart to delist them, mostly because I knew them in RL or had a close online relationship at one point ([livejournal.com profile] lady_morsmordre, if you're out there, I'm especially talking about you).

Again, if anyone wants me to add you back, post here and I will. My next thing is a drastic cut of comms, which, while not as heart-wrenching as the flist cut, still will be difficult. I've already done a few, but I need to do more. The glut of comms I have is worse than the unwieldy size of my flist.


Ahem. Now for more fun stuff. Here, have some Bob Marley cuteness:

primroseburrows: (group w)
I've been out of the loop big time fandomwise recently, partly for RL intrusion, but also because my LJ has become too huge and ungainly to process in any kind of efficient manner (and I'm not Ms. Efficient on a good day). What I need to do is to cull my flist hugely, so in the next few days I'll be doing that. What I'm going to try to do is unfriend users who I have little in common with anymore, or who haven't posted in a while.

I don't know exactly when I'll be doing this, but it'll likely be sometime this week. Unfriending you does not mean I don't like you or want to hear from you, it's just that my flist has gotten so very big I'm afraid to look at it anymore, so I don't read posts or make comments or even talk to anyone. Shaving my list will put me back in control, hopefully.

I'll also be unsubbing from comms I never read or that are repetitive. I will be making an announcement post after I've finished doing all this stuff. Because people on LJ change their screennames like I change my underwear, I may end up unfriending people who have been on for ages, but who have changed their usernames so I don't recognize them. If I unfriend you and you would like to be added back, please let me know in comments there, and I will add you back.

I really hate doing this, but if I don't I feel like I'll never read LJ again and I love my LJ (and my DW, which I double-post at, although I'm not doing any cutting at DW).
primroseburrows: (DT: roland stagedance)
I'm 70% LiveJournal!



Veteran status.
The majority of the LJ community could learn from you.

The LiveJournal Quiz

Take Other Caffeine Nebula Quizzes








primroseburrows: (me)
Well. Big Brother has finally caught up with LJ at work and is only allowing me access in 6 ten-minute "quota" installments. Of course, I can go computer to computer if I want, and we've got, hmm. *counts* Seven desktops and two notebooks, along with being able to use a generic log-in page that may or may not add things up collectively among them. But I figure that I can read dreamwidth instead at work and save LJ for stuff at home.

It's getting worse for computer stuff at work (which I only use while on break and during slow times when there is literally nothing else to do). First my streaming radio was gone (I did use that during work, but it's not like it was distracting--in fact, it helped me focus). Then the podcasts went away, then Facebook. I didn't really care about Facebook because I figured hey, I had LJ and they couldn't possibly find such a relatively obscure blog. Only now they've found it and stuck this new quota thing on it. I figure it's only a matter of time before they find DW. But, until that happens, I'll read/post here, as much of it is crossposted anyway. Grr. Big Brother.

In other news, I've made my reservations for Ottawa! So far I'll be there from 29 June to 6 July. Dudes. Canada day IN CANADA. And the Queen will be there! *throws red-and-white confetti*
primroseburrows: (group w)
[livejournal.com profile] sistermagpie has started a discussion of Susan Boyle and why her story resonates with so many people, and also of reality TV/pop idol shows and why they're so popular. Interesting discussion so far.

Discussion is here, if you're interested.
primroseburrows: (passchendaele: michael/sarah)
Request (aka BEGGING, HERE) for you guys. Please stick any spoilers for Passchendaele, should you post any, under a well-labeled cut. I haven't seen any yet, but I figure they'll be out there, lurking, soon enough. I can censor my own web surfage, but I can't censor what comes across on my flist nearly as well. Pleasepleaseplease. Please?

Also, obviously I am not dead. I've just been feeling mneh and blah recently, and the fact that I'm in Tewksbury and not Toronto (which is where I expected to be) this weekend isn't helping any.

I have pictures to post and all sorts of other stuff to do LJ-wise, and it will happen soon. Right now it's muggy and I'm sticky and itchy from bug bites and my shoulder hurgs, and I really don't feel like doing much more than taking a shower and vegging out with a nice gin and tonic. Maybe some YouTube or something. Or I could knit. Hell, I dunno.

Being a grownup sucks sometimes, so it does.

P.S. In case anyone else needs cheering up, here's a video:

primroseburrows: (last night)
...my take on the whole LJ/Six Apart/SUP panic?

Alaska is melting. Oh, and Georgia is baking.

IMO, it's all about perspective. To quote the esteemed and precociously wise Linus Van Pelt, "Five hundred years from now, who'll know the difference?"

Now I'm going to bed. [livejournal.com profile] i_am_a_hannah is coming home tomorrow and I must get things ready before work. Must sleep NOW.
primroseburrows: (Default)


  • Have decided to drive in to [livejournal.com profile] muskratjamboree. I'm bringing luggage and stuff and don't feel like schlepping. I'm disappointed, because I'm one of those strange people who actually like taking the T. The problem is, there's something wrong with Ellen and I don't know what it is. It's not a long drive, but like I said, there's a Problem. I don't want my engine falling out in the middle of Boston. And okay, now I'm having second thoughts and maybe I should take the train. But the schlepping of bags, OMG. I don't want to do that. OTOH, driving in Boston's something I say I'll never ever do. Bleh. I suck at making decisions. In either case, I'll probably be there tonight sometime. Or I might just go in the morning instead. *wrings hands*

  • Flist is at something like skip=800 or better, and that's just because I gave up clicking "previous page" around then. I'm sure I'm missing something I'm supposed to know. :/ I don't have a working laptop, so unless I can borrow one this weekend, I'll be at skip=ten billion pretty soon. I blame RL, general laziness, and getting involved in convoluted political discussions instead of reading my flist.

  • Illustration 214b re: Why Primrose should take her Adderall: I lost my car coming out of the Warwick Mall. I turned the wrong way and ended up in the parking lot on the OTHER side of the building. Fortunately it was the skinny add-on part of the mall and it didn't take long to go to the other lot. However, when I got there I still couldn't find it for a few minutes even though it was parked directly across from the entrance.

  • I couldn't find anything at the mall I liked, either, so I'll just have to deal with my same old clothes this weekend. Why would I expect to find something I like at the mall, fergodssake? *shudder* Although, the last nice skirt I bought was at H&M at Providence Place Mall, so it does happen.

  • I'm now getting pretty good at making clips with Windows Movie Maker. Step one in my quest to learn vidding. Yay!

  • Have some Roy Zimmerman vids. I love this guy SO much. He's like, the love child of Tom Lehrer and Stephen Colbert. And I bet Tom's really, really proud of him.


    The comments on how this is a racist song directed at the Irish is almost as funny as Roy is. Jeebus.



    This one's my favourite of Roy's. And now it's a video, whee! And, you guessed it, more ignoramus!commenting.



    Buddhists!



    I don't know whether to cheer or cry in despair after this one. Probably both.



    Is it really strange that I find this guy kinda really attractive? I mean, come on, he completely fits my whole "brain cells are the pheremones of geekdom" theory. Um?


  • Okay, laundry time. If I stop dawdling, I still might make it to Boston tonight. *crosses fingers*
primroseburrows: (typing)
I know I've missed a lot of posts this week. RL has been pretty busy, and on top of that, I'm not getting my message notifications. I'm not sure what's wrong. When I click the little thumbtack it takes me to the right page, but when I try to save so that I'll be notified, the page never loads. I've reported it to LJ, but they don't seem to have a clue. If anyone else has this problem or knows how to fix it, I'd love to hear about it.

Also, I'm working the night shift. Entertain me? 'Cause after I get all the paperwork done, it gets mighty boring. I won't prompt or suggest. I'll take whatever anyone wants to throw my way.

ETA: Unfortunately, I can't watch youTube at work, so all youTube stuff will be saved for when I get home. I can't watch any vids, really, because I don't have speakers. My home unit has them, but not this one. *sigh*

Am home now. Send all the YouTube your little hearts desire. *goes off to Watch Things and then go to bed*
primroseburrows: (Default)
Look at what [livejournal.com profile] npirie made me! I'll be tweaking the text on the comments and such in the next few days.

Isn't it gorgeous? It makes me happy. :)

Thank you, thank you, dear, so much. *twirls you*

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