( 2012 )All in all it was a bit of a strange year, but one where I think I've made good decisions and choices and my mental health has improved as a result.
Because I've been rather stressed lately I accidentally ordered two copies of the new Jim Butcher Harry Dresden novel 'Ghost Story'. This will now be put into the free raffle at writercon_uk, so if you haven't got it yet you might want to wait.....
Oh - and come to writercon_uk (there are still some places left!)
Normally we run a competition for story banners, but we did that last year and I don't think anyone actually wrote anything for the banners submitted (such as shame as there were some lovely ones!). So this year I'm asking for contributions for the art show. These can be any wallpapers, story arts, manips (but not icons which are too small) from any fandom. These can be brand new or 'oldies'.
What I need - please point me towards any outstanding artwork you've come across this year. I like to credit contributing artists in the programme as a courtesy and get their permission to show their artwork at the event and no-one's work is printed out.
So far I have the following fandoms represented, but I don't want this to turn into 'Karen's favourites'! So I need you to let me know if there are artworks you've seen in your fandoms that we could use. Remember I like to ask for permissions, so sooner rather than later would be great as writerconuk is on 5th August!
Firefly/Serenity (only a couple)
Hawaii 5-0 (only 1)
Harry Potter (only 1 so far)
Posting this in as many places as I can think - but do repost/link where you think is appropriate! Thanks!!
Which is why comments are not happening (sorry!!), of if they are they are hap-hazard...
I have two weeks off *bliss*. I do have work related things to do, but after the last few months it's lovely not to have to do anything if I don't want to. :)
The only downside to this was the Mr Cee had his bicycle stolen from the railway station bike shed last Friday. :( This is the second bike that's been stolen from there... thank goodness for insurance!!
So - a couple of questions:
- iPad users - what do you use it for? I have the money to buy one burning a hole in my pocket, but I can't see what I would use it for, and it's an expensive 'toy' not to be used. I have an iPhone and a Kindle and I use them every day. Thoughts?
- Anyone want an icon? I feel the need to do some iconing - but I lack inspiration. I've made a few which I will post later, but I'd like to make some more. Theme, subject or screencaps/pictures if you would like one pls. Comment either at Dw or Lj.
- Can you cross post from Lj to Dw?? Automatically?? I don't mean importing, I mean like you can on Dw to Lj...
This better be sorted by next week as I have two weeks off and I have icons to post. Who knows I may even pull myself away from Sims medieval long enough to make some arty stuff.
Come back Lj. *whimpers*
Much as I'd like to see Jameses - in all honesty I'd much rather have gone to see him on the Saturday, and I took too long to decide about that, so missed my chance.
So - rather than waste my Union Chapel ticket, if you are in the UK email me with your name and address and I'll pop it to you care of snail mail. No payment required! :)
Some extremely silly ramblings from everyone concerned which are also available on iTunes as a free podcast.
My favourites so far are Chris Barrie and and extremely sleepy Craig Charles. Stephen Fry is lined up at some point.... :)
This week was HORRIBLE!! I've decided having three jobs is not such a good idea, especially as one job seems to have turned into what should be a much higher paid job. My three month probationary interview is late (I had to chase them up) so I might mention this.
- I've not heard whether my contract will be renewed after 10th July
- We still don't know if we'll have to move to a different building in September
- iPhone Apps are totally addictive (I may need counselling!) lol!
- Twitter is more fun than Facebook and I have an App to check it on my phone
- travelling on the train and Tube to and from London is HORRIBLE in hot weather (stinky sweaty people pls find out about deoderant kthnx!) I'm grateful I only had to do this one day this week for a training thingy. Having said that - Camden Town has lovely places to buy food!
- I ♥ my Virgin+ box, without which I would have missed all my favourite shows
- Ashes to Ashes shows promise, looking forward to the next episode
- It's been a lovely sunny week
( I've seen this around - 20 question meme )
I was going to delete my facebook account, but then I found some family members have accounts, so I'm going to keep it for a while I think.
However - there are a couple of contact requests pending and I haven't accepted because I don't know who they are from ...
If that's sounds familiar - can you let me know if you're from here and I'll accept straight away - if you want to message me rather than give away you're real name please do! :)
Fortunately it did!
If you want to see some of my daily photos (including lots of flowering plants) look no further than my 366 photo meme folder HERE (there's a few pages with the most recent ones at the end)
( my favourite photo this week and two more including the BBQ we had today! )
And now I must stop procrastinating and get on with the marking I have to give back to students tomorrow.... which I should have done last week.. *sighs*
I've been without the Internet for 5 hours today... it feels like an eternity!! I hadn't realised how much I rely on the Interwebs for information dammit!!
I had to look up information in a BOOK!!!
What is the world coming to!!!!!!!!
Oh - and iTunes Genius .... is a Genius... I've been having so much fun making new playlists :)