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New Years Eve.

The long new-years rant I wrote? Not posting it. xD I got so annoyed typing it out that I ended up slamming doors and shouting at people. Lets just say 2009 was a really, really, really shit year, and leave it at that.

Happy just-about-new-year! Lets hope it’s better than 2009. Not that that would be difficult.

Aims for 2010!!

1. Survive to 2011.  Seems a decent enough goal.

2. lrn2program. srsly. Motivation is the key! Problem is, I don’t get motivated unless I have something I actually want to make, and the guides are boring. I should make that Dwarf Tera keeps going on about. Make it awesomely over complicated and break all the rules Tera has carefully ingrained in his head. Again.

3. lrn2drive. Interestingly, Googling “lrn2″ brings up driving lessons, I thought it was a WoW thing.

4. Meet Tera and Chibi. Under not quite such awful circumstances this time hopefully. Although no circumstances could be that bad again.

5. Visit Finland again (Although this one is fairly unlikely it would be nice)

– 5.5 If I visit Finland at the right time, lrn2ski. :p Pavili promises she’ll teach me and Tera if we go back and there’s snow. <3

6. Keep this blog going as long as I can.

7. Stretch septum piercing one size up, maybe two. What’s the point of having a bull-ring if it’s all thin and weedy. Only restriction at the moment is money. Always money. :/

8. Get a tattoo. I’ve been considering it for well over a year now, time to find out prices. Same restriction as above, though.

– 8.5 Break it to mum. Took me like, two months to admit the nose piercing, tattoo is less easy to hide.

9. Go Polyphasic again, putting this off because I’ll have to ditch it if I go meet Tera again. In the long term, it’s fun but impractical.

10. Teach Emmy something useful, like “crap outside” or “don’t chew that” at the moment all she has is “sit” and “alert Koco I want the light off by barking at the light switch”

Maybe get another piercing, read more books, watch more tv shows. Finish watching Dollhouse and wait patiently for the next series of Dexter and Being Human (And Survivors!). Catch up on How I Met Your Mother and House. Play more Dragon Age and L4D2. Be more religious about mowing the lawn and doing gardening. Write a book and keep this blog going. Lots of shiny things.

 

“V” is a terrible name.

Downloaded that thing, “V” that’s a terrible title for a series. “V (2009)” only makes it slightly easier to find.

But Google is awesome, and I’ve watched half of the first episode.

Here you are.

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Day 4?

Why can I function so well on only 3 hours sleep.

Problem Points

1. 4am – 8am is my weak time, I need to be active during that time otherwise I end up falling asleep (and waking up naturally at 8:30, for some reason. I guess I’m used to waking up for half an hour then, because that’s when the postman knocks.) Reading does not count as active. Anything to do with sitting on my bed does not count as active. xD This is the time of the day I’d like to do housework, I get the urge to hoover and stuff, but I don’t think the neighbours would be very impressed.

2. Caffeine. I should give this up again. Sigh. I haven’t had a cup of tea in.. Days! Lemon water it is, although there is some ribena in the cupboard downstairs now I think about it.

3. The guy who did this said he slept better with a dim light, I suppose I could plug my computer light back in and buy a sunjar. I need a lamp or something in here anyway, nothing too bright but all I have at the moment is the ceiling light, so I end up staggering to bed in the dark, tripping over puppies and stuffed crocodiles.

4. I am typing this with my eyes closed because the amount of floaters in my eyes is seriously annoying and I don’t have the light on so the screen seems extra bright. This isn’t a new thing though. I still haven’t gotten round to that eyetest, but when I do, I’ll ask about it.

5. Food, should I try and improve my diet? At the moment it’s not brilliant.

6. More frequent naps? If I get drowsy I guess I should nap, but I feel fairly active and fairly alert fairly constantly, despite having no sleep. I’ve started trying to have half an hour of downtime just sitting before each nap, but it doesn’t seem to be making a lot of difference. My pattern at the moment is 12/4/8/12/4/8 but I’m gonna change it to 11/3/7/11/3/7, it’s not as neat but it feels more convenient.

7. Upon waking up I don’t feel groggy for more than a couple of minutes, despite only having half an hours/3 hours sleep with no dreams. What’s with that? Am I an insomniac? Bipolar? Am I suddenly gonna crash and sleep away a week? I do get fairly manic sometimes, and sometimes really depressed, but I figure everyone does to a certain extent. Maybe it’s just the way I built myself up to this, instead of going at it from a normal monophasic sleep pattern.

8. Whoa, my spelling is pretty good considering I’ve got my eyes closed. (I just tried typing this with more spelling mistakes, shiftin one key to the left, and it totally failed!)

9. It feels like 10pm, it’s 11:53am. I keep looking out the window and expecting it to be dark, I guess because I’ve got the blind closed and the light off, my sense of time is a little off. But if I open the blind, the woman from over the road watches me. <_< (She admitted it yesterday! “We watch the puppy sitting on your windowsill all the time :DDD”) and when mum was in hospital, the woman knew where I was, because she stoood outside and shouted my name when she wanted my attention. We need to move house again. ._.

I guess my dream house would either be in the middle of absolute nowhere, or in the center of the city, both good places to be anonymous. I like the city, I liked it when I used to go out in the evening to get a takeaway or something and there were just massive crowds of people all going places, all doing their own thing, not noticing anyone outside their own little bubbles. I love the buzz of it, even if I don’t participate. I also like having things close by. In the middle of nowhere, I wouldn’t get those, but at the same time there’s a lot more privacy, in my dream house I could hoover at 4 in the morning and not have to worry about waking any neighbours. Not feel constantly watched if I have the curtains open. Here in suburbia, there’s neither of those. It’s boring and quiet, there’s neighbours on either side and it’s a 10~ minute walk to get to the nearest shop. Close enough to be ok, but far enough away to still be irritating if you run out of bread and it’s raining. Two minutes walk I could do, a half hours drive I could do, a 10~ minute walk is just irritatingly neither.

I need to learn to drive and write a book or something already, I don’t really want a job and I’m not entirely sure I could find or hold one down even if I did. I need to find some way of making money, Tera linked me a nice article a while ago about becoming separate, not being tied down to a job or anything, lots of little sources of income. It sounded good, but it’s a lot of work and motivation to get there. I don’t think I’m gonna be tying myself down to another person any time soon either though. :/ I have a lot of free time now, I just need to invest it in something. (I’m trying, Tera :p)

I don’t need a lot of money, a small house or flat, with a good internet connection would suit me, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t have any other really expensive habits other than my computer. Enough to cover that and the odd book would suit me fine.

I dunno, I have two (who I speak to every day) online friends and no offline friends, but I don’t feel lonely, I’m good at entertaining myself if left alone and it means I’ve got no obligations, no commitments to anyone. Maybe the 3 of us will actually be able to make it to the same place at the same time one day, who knows. :p P Meeting Tera was fun, even if it was under really shitty circumstances. Might be able to get over there again in Jan, we’ll see how things are then. I wanna go back to Finland again eventually too, it was so pretty… I loved it, I really, really did…

So I guess I’d like to move out, live on my own already, even it meant getting a shitty job in tescos or something, but I can’t move out because of mum, I went on holiday for two days and she ended up hospitalised! She says it would have happened anyway even if I hadn’t left, but still. She’s getting worse and there’s nothing I can do but watch, she’ll have one good day then 4 bad days where she can’t even get out of bed and I’m not the most sympathetic, most caring person in the world at the best of times.

It’s been a fucked up year. That’s all I can say. Lets hope the next one is better.

BARK BARK BARK BARK WOOF WOOF WOOF BARK BARK

Yesterday arrived – Two rolls of wrapping paper and one box of scented candles. Yay for M&S 3 for 2, christmas tree was included in it but that arrived a day earlier for some reason. Also, This is a really nice deal for buying Christmas presents or something. They have some fairly cheap stuff, charms and whatnot. Putting in glam10 at the checkout also gets you another 10% off.

Didn’t do much yesterday that I can remember. I went to bed about 4am, was woken up at 6am because Sophie had gone to sleep on mums bed and the big dog Bella was attacking her. Suppose we won’t try that again until she’s older. Oh yeah, I played DwarfFortress for a bit. It’s gonna be awesome when he finally puts the big update out, wonder if he’ll manage it before Christmas.

The hamsters are getting fat, I can see one of them sitting in the wheel now. Can you put a hamster on a diet? Is there really any need? Maybe they naturally go that shape when they grow bigger. *takes a picture of it, uploads it, looks around at hamster to see if he’s moved yet* *hamster is happily washing his balls* -_-;; At least he keeps himself clean?

Not much has happened today, I didn’t get up till well late, I had dinner, here I am. I think I’ll tidy my bedroom, and then do a bit more of the guide Tera’s trying to make me follow. I just get bored easily… Great, I can now make a thing that insults you if you have a short name, where’s the use in that. And my one wasn’t half as pretty as Teras. xD

I just ordered the Nail Gaimen – American Gods and Terry Pratchett – Nation off Amazon, anyway, so that gives me something new to read.

List of dates and obligations
November 30th – Take Sophie to vet for her final shots, pick up wormer for all the other animals. Ask about the fact Sophie is so much smaller and her gums are so much paler than Emmys.

Try and get to the German Market in Manchester some time.

December 12th & 13th – Interesting looking thing happening in St.Helens, some Victorian event with carols and guided tours and a craft market. Brother would enjoy going to that.

Christmas! (Shop for: Grandma, Granddad, Tera, Chibi (whut dus you want?), Mum, Terence, Jenny (Who have I forgotten?))

Jan.. Something… Tera’s birthday, don’t let me forget again this year. :p (When am I gonna come stalk you again?)

Do christmas shopping
Tidy my room
Give my little alarm a proper gui maybe, maybe not. It works ok as it is.
Play more of Dragon Age
Finish fixing the layout for this blog
Play more Dwarf Fortress <3

Chuu~

Site went down randomly, yesterday, apparently they were doing something to the server, or something. It’s always been fairly reliable so far though, and for something like £25 a year, it’s not too bad. If I put a link here, I also get somehting like 10% off next time I have to pay! but since I pay yearly, I guess there’s not much point :p I think I’m also on an older plan, which was cheaper, works out to around $3/month.

Hmm. Yesterday was halloween, that was fun. I carved my pumpkin and it came out awesome, and I got to hand out sweets to all the kids that came by. There’s loads around here, didn’t used to see more than one or two where we lived before, but there was enough last night that we ran out of sweets.  Emmy kept escaping and running rings around them, one poor kid fell over trying to catch her. I’ll upload a picture of the pumpkin later, as well as another video I took of the dogs.

As far as we know, grandma’s still in hospital, tried to phone granddad earlier but he was out or something, he didn’t answer the phone anyway. Lets hope nothing’s happened to him as well…

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Shiny shiny

I did something I probably shouldn’t have done. Is anything broken?

WoW – I got my hunter to 70, and my Paladin to almost 50 before my account ran out.

I paid my RO account, still not entirely sure why, it seemed like a good idea at the time. There’s such lag T_T But I get to run around with Onni and actually be useful again <3

 

It’s 2008, that’s slightly odd. Gonna take me a year or so to get used to that. Should I make a new-years resolution or is it too late?

 

Okay – I have thought about them, and they shall be!

Get rid of the stuff I always skip through on my playlist.Beat HeroesV.

Talk to Tera more.

Hug Onni for real.

I think those’re good for now!