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15 November 2006 @ 04:58 pm
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Sunday I gave sereneth a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). In April I donated bone marrow to joecarnahan in a life-saving procedure (300 points). In February I signed my organ donor card (28 points). In September I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). In June I stole babagannoush's purse (-30 points).

Overall, I've been nice (217 points). For Christmas I deserve a shiny red ball!


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I think it's great that I donated bone marrow... and then had a shoot out with a rival gang. A bone-marrow-donating gang lord, that describes me perfectly...
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: white and nerdy
02 November 2006 @ 10:58 pm
So, have you heard of NaBloPoMo? You should.

I'm doing it. Come see me at my real blog. (Ah, I love wordpress....) I'm also continuing my NaNoWriMo story from last year, which is totally against the rules, but ask me if I care... oh, no, nope, don't. At least not till they send the Raging Monkeys of Enforcement after me.

Yeah, so come visit all. I have been in and out around here, and will continue to be, but come visit. And comment. Yay. :)

ETA: joecarnahan has been gracious enough to apply his geekiness and set up an LJ syndicated account for my wordpress blog. Check the comments below for the link or click on this (I think): http://syndicated.livejournal.com/falwyn_wp/

So now you have the option of putting it on your friends page. I think. I'm not that educated in these matters, but yeah, try it out. Thanks Joe.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: my sister's voice!
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

Okay, I'm a big dork, and there are two equidistant (the computer desk is a sty), so...

from The Uses of Enchantment (by Bruno Bettelheim)

"Parents wish to believe that if a child sees them as stepmothers, witches, or giants, this has nothing to do with them and how they at moments appear to the child, but is only the result of tales he has heard. These parents hope that if their child is prevented from learning about such figures, he will not see his own parents in this image. In a complete reversal of which they remain largely unaware, such parents fool themselves into believing that if they are seen in such form by the child it is due to the stories he has heard, while actually the opposite is true: fairy tales are loved by the child not because the imagery he finds in them conforms to what goes on within him, but because--despite all the angry, anxious thoughts in his mind to which the fairy tale gives body and specific content--these stories always result in a happy outcome, which the child cannot imagine on his own."

from Digital Scrapbooking for Dummies

"In working with digital graphics, remember that the number of pixels per inch (ppi) in a digital image makes a difference in how the image will look on your monitor and on a printed page. Many people claim that 150 ppi is a good enough resolution for printing out images or scrapbook pages on a home printer. This is true for some printers, but the new crop of photo-grade printers can utilize a full 300 ppi--which will give you a better printout."

I'll tag, um, anyone who reads this, since they're certainly my friends whether on LJ or not.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Chanticleer
03 March 2006 @ 01:25 pm
...that would be here. Now you know. I'll be in from time to time...
Current Mood: amusedwandering
30 December 2005 @ 11:36 am

Originally uploaded by falwyn.

This month on a scrapbooking organizing list I'm on is the Messy Room challenge. You can tell I need it... Click through this photo for several amusing notes.

For a (slightly) more complete entry, with more photos, go here.

Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
27 December 2005 @ 11:36 pm

Originally uploaded by falwyn.

I am a total Christmas tree ornament junkie. I blame my grandmother, who every year made (occasionally bought, but usually made) an ornament for each of us grandchildren, every year. So now I get all drooly over Christmas ornaments, and when it's time to decorate the tree I set them all out, lined up by year, before I put them on. I even wrote a poem, for my grandma, about it all....

Ahem. Anyway, here is a view of a couple of them, include my newest favorite, the yeti. Isn't he awesome? Doesn't the look on his face just say it all? Totally disgruntled. I got him in a craft swap here, where there is also another picture, closer up. (Who even knew there was such a thing as craft blogs -- not me, obviously. But watch out, I'm going to start posting crazed things like that, now that I'm having fun with this flickr thing.)

I am just all kinds of thrilled to have him. He's going on my wall after Christmas, next to my writing related quote: "Never mind the yetis." (No doubt that's why he's disgruntled.)

27 December 2005 @ 10:58 pm

Originally uploaded by falwyn.

How do YOU spell screwed? I spell it "t-h-e-b-o-y-c-a-n-c-l-i-m-b-u-p-o-n-t-h-e-c-o-u-c-h-h-i-m-s-e-l-f-n-o-w."

Nothing is safe.

Current Mood: nervousnervous yet proud
22 December 2005 @ 02:16 pm
Finally finished with the writing of the Christmas program (it's only on Christmas Day! No pressure!) that has been sucking my life (or at least all my mental energy) away for quite some time now. Time to breathe. And go play with flickr! Yessss....

Well, first the holiday cards.
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
13 December 2005 @ 03:45 pm

Originally uploaded by falwyn.

just testing ...

13 December 2005 @ 03:43 pm
This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.