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100 Things challenge

I'm up for a challenge so I'm going to do this. My LJ has been silent for too long!



I've going to do 100 Things That Make Me Happy.

Here we go!

Why don't you take a shot at this? Go here for more details:

http://jdbracknell.livejournal.com/165714.html

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Aug. 17th, 2011

testing, testing...

*radio silence*

anyone there? E.T.?


Just wanted to let you know I'm still around. Haven't got much to say. Well, I mean, I do, but I've been seriously blocked lately. It's a miracle that I even handwrote letters last week. That was seven letters total. In longhand. All seriously overdue because that's the way I roll. No wonder my friends call me a flake!

Aww icon

A while ago, someone asked me about this Dean icon, specifically which SPN episode it's from. I couldn't for the life of me recall but thankfully, "Appointment in Samarra" was on last night and this icon is from one of the first scenes in that episode, when Dr. Robert (Robert Englund) holds Dean's face and says... Aww? Nah, he just says it's good to see Dean, blah blah. I changed the channel because there was something else I wanted to watch.

That's all.

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mini update

Just a quick update to say that I'm still alive and there should be no worries. Things are all right with me; I just spend a lot of time on Twitter meeting new people and learning about some tough issues, especially homelessness.

I will do a longer update sometime this week.

In the meantime, I'm loving this icon. Courtesy of padabee .


merkuria , I miss you. I'm not on IM much these days aside from retrieving messages from my work friend. Please let me know when we can set aside a time to chat because we are long overdue! X

So, what is new with all of you?

Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


Happy Birthday to a special someone

Today is the birthday of a dear, cherished friend that I've known for years online yet never met in RL.

She is merkuria .

I'd say all the wonderful things that I so love about her, however silly some of them are (namely, her obsession with Merlin, ahem), but she gets easily embarrassed so I shall refrain. It's enough that (I hope!) she realises how fabulous I think she is! 

Sweetie, have a great day with your loved ones! I'll be thinking of you today. Well, I do think of you all the time, but today, especially so. :)

Brian invites you in for a cup o'tea and... maybe something else. ;) 

Love you muchly! 

iamzulma 

EMERGENCY: FAN IN NEED – PERCLEXED

Originally posted by littledrop at EMERGENCY: FAN IN NEED – PERCLEXED
I posted about perclexed's situation last night under flock, but she's given me permission to make a public post.

She has suffered an extraordinary period of bad luck over the past several months. On December 22nd 2009, perclexed lost her home and most of her possessions in a house fire. She was homeless over Christmas. Thankfully the Red Cross were able to find her a hotel, but it didn't lessen the devastation of the event. After several stressful weeks and days, she managed to find an affordable apartment, only for her job to end six weeks later. She thought she'd be able to go back to it; this did not happen.

She's been unemployed ever since. She has a meeting with her former employer scheduled for tomorrow (Friday), but she half-expects him to cancel. Apparently he's prone to it. While he dithers, she exists in a state of financial crisis; her rent is due and her bank account is overdrawn and about to be closed, her bills are going unpaid. And, oh yeah, she has to eat, too.

I've watched her sell and sell and sell what few possessions she has left in order to buy herself more time. She's a knitter; she's sold her equipment, what wasn't ruined in the fire, and she still has things for sale here, if you'd care to take a look.

Make no mistake, this appeal is not a solution to her problems. This is about buying perclexed some time, another month to be exact, and fandom taking care of its own. perclexed is a long-time fangirl; I've known her since the early days of Smallville. She's helped other fangirls when they needed it; I trusted her with my money during that school library appeal a few years back and I had no cause to regret it. She's a wonderful woman, she's terrifically strong, but everybody has their limit.

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The Mission:

1. The immediate target is $550 to cover her rent; anything over that is gravy. It would would be fantastic if we could get her overdraft fees paid off, too.

2. It will take $2000 to buy her that extra month of relative peace.

I think the usual way to do this is to set up some kind of auction or arrange all the money raised to go forward as one big gift, but we don't have time. If you can give anything at all, please send it direct to perclexed via PayPal:

perclexed at gmail dot com

Please consider leaving a comment here if you do drop anything in her direction. It would be good to keep track of the target. You know the math; if 50 people give $10, we're almost there. This is a very achievable primary mission objective! Check back here for an idea of where we're at; I'll do my best to keep you updated.

But if you can't donate, that's okay! Hugs are acceptable. We all know how important a kind word can be in our times of crisis. Also! Advice about how to survive a string of piss-poor luck like this would be gratefully received. If you have professional knowledge to share, or personal experience, please do so, here or direct to perclexed if you so wish.

And if you can't donate, and you don't feel comfortable offering hugs, and you have no advice to give - please, please boost the signal!



ETA1: LJ-repost button code courtesy of rhiannonhero. Thank you!

Total here so far: $55

I said in a comment below, I feel bad about asking people to declare, but it's money, you know? I was a bit concerned about transparency. Or ... something. If you want to give privately, please do! Money, hugs, or advice. All is welcome. :)

ETA2: YOU GUYS ROCK. I just spoke with perclexed and she tells me we have almost achieved the immediate objective. That is so seriously awesome. GO FANDOM GO.

And she's sending me to bed now, too, (because I are UK-er and I are now using exclamation marks too many and babbling) so I'll catch up with you in a few hours.

YAY!!! xx

ETA3: $95 listed here.

And now I'm going to bed. Crap, I don't wanna. But I am!

twicon

twicon = twilight convention. specifically this: 

http://www.twilightconvention.com/cal/twilight_eclipse.htm

this is where i'm going to be saturday night. seeing rpattz in the flesh for the first time. in case you didn't know, he's filming "water for elephants" in ventura county. and i am actually EXCITED about this film, especially the jacob and kinko scenes. and rosie the elephant!  

i can hear you laughing, merkuria ! pffft.

if there's a Q&A, i think i have a pretty cool question  to ask. :) 

for merkuria

dear merkuria,

i found this sweet vid of jack white singing "white moon." meg sits next to him, listening, and she gets really emotional. very sweet exchange between them after the end of his song. via my sister's friend from london. she is a HUGE fan of jack white. :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiZ68ifob0g

eta: the clip is from the white stripes documentary "under great white northern lights." 


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help nashville

Hi. Sorry I haven't been good company lately, but I'm still around. Clearly. (Otherwise I wouldn't be here, right?) 

If you're interested in helping the residents of nashville, tennessee, here's a post with a lot of helpful links: 

elizah-jane.livejournal.com/78520.html

welfy lives in frankfort, kentucky, and her state is suffering greatly from the floods, also. she and her home are safe, however.

is there anyone in the flooded areas on my flist? i want to hear from you.



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