charliesmum: (Old Person (by curioussquid))
So, my birthday party was last night. It was quite a good time. I even got gifts, which is unnecessary but nice. Other friends got me a certificate to this new resturant in town - way expensive place, so that's really great. And it came with an offer to babysit!

I got a Target gift card and a Barnes and Noble gift card, so yay, and my friend Laura brought me two tee-shirts she'd made, one with a very old Adam Ant Logo, and one with the cover art from Berlin's Pleasure Victim album. Totally appropriate.

My BFF bought me one of those iPod stereo docking stations. Very, very cool. Especially since I'd made a 'birthday mix' and couldn't get it off my iPod and onto a CD. So horray.

Got lots of wine, too, so I'm ready for the next party.

So, instead of boring you with written details, I'll bore you with photos.

1967 Party )

Next post. Doctor Who. I hate 2-parters!
charliesmum: (Default)
So, my birthday party was last night. It was quite a good time. I even got gifts, which is unnecessary but nice. Other friends got me a certificate to this new resturant in town - way expensive place, so that's really great. And it came with an offer to babysit!

I got a Target gift card and a Barnes and Noble gift card, so yay, and my friend Laura brought me two tee-shirts she'd made, one with a very old Adam Ant Logo, and one with the cover art from Berlin's Pleasure Victim album. Totally appropriate.

My BFF bought me one of those iPod stereo docking stations. Very, very cool. Especially since I'd made a 'birthday mix' and couldn't get it off my iPod and onto a CD. So horray.

Got lots of wine, too, so I'm ready for the next party.

So, instead of boring you with written details, I'll bore you with photos.

1967 Party )

Next post. Doctor Who. I hate 2-parters!
charliesmum: (Old Person (by curioussquid))
My thirties just flew by.
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My thirties just flew by.
charliesmum: (Dear LJ (by mrbnatural))
Even though it is still a bit early, I've been starting to make plans for my 1967 themed 40th (yikes) birthday party. To which, by the way, each and every one of you are invited. I realise that most of you don't live anywhere near New Jersey, but heck, should you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood of South Jersey/Philadelphia on May the 26th around 5pm, feel free to stop in.

Anyway...I had this brilliant idea of making a bunch of CDs for people to take home, and there would be songs from 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 on it, covering, as you see, the span of my life.

Which is where you lot come in. I need help narrowing it down even further, since the CD can really only fit about 3 songs per year. So...poll time!


[Poll #965801]

Oddly enough 1987 was harder than I thought - I was in college radio at the time, and my musical tastes tended toward the more obscure songs, not the top 40 things. and 1997 was all rap and hip-hop it seemed. As I was becoming a mother that year, it wasn't really on my list of things to pay attention to! And I've absolutely no idea about what's popular now.

So, thanks in advance for answering the poll. If you are at all interested, I'd be happy to send you a copy once I get the songs we choose.
charliesmum: (Dear LJ (by mrbnatural))
Even though it is still a bit early, I've been starting to make plans for my 1967 themed 40th (yikes) birthday party. To which, by the way, each and every one of you are invited. I realise that most of you don't live anywhere near New Jersey, but heck, should you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood of South Jersey/Philadelphia on May the 26th around 5pm, feel free to stop in.

Anyway...I had this brilliant idea of making a bunch of CDs for people to take home, and there would be songs from 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 on it, covering, as you see, the span of my life.

Which is where you lot come in. I need help narrowing it down even further, since the CD can really only fit about 3 songs per year. So...poll time!


[Poll #965797]

Oddly enough 1987 was harder than I thought - I was in college radio at the time, and my musical tastes tended toward the more obscure songs, not the top 40 things. and 1997 was all rap and hip-hop it seemed. As I was becoming a mother that year, it wasn't really on my list of things to pay attention to! And I've absolutely no idea about what's popular now.

So, thanks in advance for answering the poll. If you are at all interested, I'd be happy to send you a copy once I get the songs we choose.
charliesmum: (Default)
Even though it is still a bit early, I've been starting to make plans for my 1967 themed 40th (yikes) birthday party. To which, by the way, each and every one of you are invited. I realise that most of you don't live anywhere near New Jersey, but heck, should you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood of South Jersey/Philadelphia on May the 26th around 5pm, feel free to stop in.

Anyway...I had this brilliant idea of making a bunch of CDs for people to take home, and there would be songs from 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 on it, covering, as you see, the span of my life.

Which is where you lot come in. I need help narrowing it down even further, since the CD can really only fit about 3 songs per year. So...poll time!


[Poll #965801]

Oddly enough 1987 was harder than I thought - I was in college radio at the time, and my musical tastes tended toward the more obscure songs, not the top 40 things. and 1997 was all rap and hip-hop it seemed. As I was becoming a mother that year, it wasn't really on my list of things to pay attention to! And I've absolutely no idea about what's popular now.

So, thanks in advance for answering the poll. If you are at all interested, I'd be happy to send you a copy once I get the songs we choose.
charliesmum: (Default)
Even though it is still a bit early, I've been starting to make plans for my 1967 themed 40th (yikes) birthday party. To which, by the way, each and every one of you are invited. I realise that most of you don't live anywhere near New Jersey, but heck, should you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood of South Jersey/Philadelphia on May the 26th around 5pm, feel free to stop in.

Anyway...I had this brilliant idea of making a bunch of CDs for people to take home, and there would be songs from 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 on it, covering, as you see, the span of my life.

Which is where you lot come in. I need help narrowing it down even further, since the CD can really only fit about 3 songs per year. So...poll time!


[Poll #965797]

Oddly enough 1987 was harder than I thought - I was in college radio at the time, and my musical tastes tended toward the more obscure songs, not the top 40 things. and 1997 was all rap and hip-hop it seemed. As I was becoming a mother that year, it wasn't really on my list of things to pay attention to! And I've absolutely no idea about what's popular now.

So, thanks in advance for answering the poll. If you are at all interested, I'd be happy to send you a copy once I get the songs we choose.
charliesmum: (Old Person (by curioussquid))
I just had a really fun idea for my 40th birthday, even though it isn't until May.

Ready?

A 1967 themed party. Everyone can come dressed in the style of the time.

And I could do fondue, and play the Beatles music, and hang up beads and stuff.

What do you think? Would you come to a party like that?
charliesmum: (Default)
I just had a really fun idea for my 40th birthday, even though it isn't until May.

Ready?

A 1967 themed party. Everyone can come dressed in the style of the time.

And I could do fondue, and play the Beatles music, and hang up beads and stuff.

What do you think? Would you come to a party like that?
charliesmum: (Default)
Charlie came home today with four gifts for me wrapped, with his teacher's help, in orange tissue paper. The gifts were, as follows:

1. Handmade sharks-tooth necklace, made from clay
2. A totem pole made from a paper-towel tube and construction paper
3. One igloo made with some sort of clay and a styrofoam bowl
4. One dinosaur magnet that he got as a reward in speech class

He did this all on his own. He did this because he wanted to give me presents for my birthday.

Possibly the best presents I ever got.

Totally makes up for the fact the Husband is going to band rehersal tonight instead of spending the evening with me.

And also, the well wishes from all of you on EL-Jay is the nicest thing ever. You guys are awesome, and I love you all. Sincerely.
charliesmum: (Default)
Charlie came home today with four gifts for me wrapped, with his teacher's help, in orange tissue paper. The gifts were, as follows:

1. Handmade sharks-tooth necklace, made from clay
2. A totem pole made from a paper-towel tube and construction paper
3. One igloo made with some sort of clay and a styrofoam bowl
4. One dinosaur magnet that he got as a reward in speech class

He did this all on his own. He did this because he wanted to give me presents for my birthday.

Possibly the best presents I ever got.

Totally makes up for the fact the Husband is going to band rehersal tonight instead of spending the evening with me.

And also, the well wishes from all of you on EL-Jay is the nicest thing ever. You guys are awesome, and I love you all. Sincerely.
charliesmum: (lilka (Were you there))
So today is the 25th of May, which means nothing to anyone who hasn't read/loved Terry Pratchett's book Night Watch, but I am enjoying using my Lilac icon and seeing all the other people that have something similar. It's one of the things I love about the interweb. We're honoring the memory of something that is entirely fictional. Go us.

I am also enjoying reading people's synopsis of the Star Wars movies. Some of the comments people make are so funny I know if I ever do go see the movie, I'll be giggling the whole time just remembering them.

My friend gave me this cute candy bowl shaped like a pig (I collect pig things) and we were talking about her collection - cows, and she said she heard somewhere that a person will either mention a cow or hear/see the word cow at least once a day. And this morning when I woke up there was a commercial on the radio for some dairy or something, and sure enough they mentioned a cow. And anyone who is reading this has just seen the word cow, so I think there must be something to it.

Right. Back to work.
charliesmum: (Default)
So today is the 25th of May, which means nothing to anyone who hasn't read/loved Terry Pratchett's book Night Watch, but I am enjoying using my Lilac icon and seeing all the other people that have something similar. It's one of the things I love about the interweb. We're honoring the memory of something that is entirely fictional. Go us.

I am also enjoying reading people's synopsis of the Star Wars movies. Some of the comments people make are so funny I know if I ever do go see the movie, I'll be giggling the whole time just remembering them.

My friend gave me this cute candy bowl shaped like a pig (I collect pig things) and we were talking about her collection - cows, and she said she heard somewhere that a person will either mention a cow or hear/see the word cow at least once a day. And this morning when I woke up there was a commercial on the radio for some dairy or something, and sure enough they mentioned a cow. And anyone who is reading this has just seen the word cow, so I think there must be something to it.

Right. Back to work.
charliesmum: (lilka (Were you there))
Thirty-eight years ago today, during an unusally hot May, my mother gave birth to her first child, 2 months earlier than expected.

I came into the world at 4 pounds even; (the hospital mis-weighed me and didn't put me in an incubator, and as my grandmother was gazing upon me for the first time, saw me turning blue from lack of oxygen.) Fortunately (and obviously) the nurses got right on that, and I was okay.

1. Total number of books owned:
Hmmm…let me count. One…two…many…lots. Honestly, I don’t know. I think I’m afraid to count. I’m going to guess around 300 or so.

Anyway...meme from [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe

2. The last book I bought:
I think it was Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. A Thursday Next novel. It was pretty good. My biggest complaint about those books is the way he jumps into the world and expects you to keep up with it. I’m not good at that. It’s the same problem I have with the “His Dark Materials” stories. It took me the first few chapters to understand it was supposed to be some alternate England. I prefer the books that have a main character who is unfamiliar with the world so the author can explain it to me.

3. The last book I read:
I’ve been re-reading lately, so the last book I read was Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

4. 5 books that mean a lot to me:

I’m deliberately going to avoid Terry Pratchett references here. He’s pretty much a given.

my five books )


5. Tag 5 people and have them fill this out on their LJs:

[livejournal.com profile] bikerchic37
[livejournal.com profile] zakkati
[livejournal.com profile] aurictech
[livejournal.com profile] cactus_wren
[livejournal.com profile] chaosdancer
charliesmum: (Default)
Thirty-eight years ago today, during an unusally hot May, my mother gave birth to her first child, 2 months earlier than expected.

I came into the world at 4 pounds even; (the hospital mis-weighed me and didn't put me in an incubator, and as my grandmother was gazing upon me for the first time, saw me turning blue from lack of oxygen.) Fortunately (and obviously) the nurses got right on that, and I was okay.

1. Total number of books owned:
Hmmm…let me count. One…two…many…lots. Honestly, I don’t know. I think I’m afraid to count. I’m going to guess around 300 or so.

Anyway...meme from [livejournal.com profile] slammerkinbabe

2. The last book I bought:
I think it was Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. A Thursday Next novel. It was pretty good. My biggest complaint about those books is the way he jumps into the world and expects you to keep up with it. I’m not good at that. It’s the same problem I have with the “His Dark Materials” stories. It took me the first few chapters to understand it was supposed to be some alternate England. I prefer the books that have a main character who is unfamiliar with the world so the author can explain it to me.

3. The last book I read:
I’ve been re-reading lately, so the last book I read was Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

4. 5 books that mean a lot to me:

I’m deliberately going to avoid Terry Pratchett references here. He’s pretty much a given.

my five books )


5. Tag 5 people and have them fill this out on their LJs:

[livejournal.com profile] bikerchic37
[livejournal.com profile] zakkati
[livejournal.com profile] aurictech
[livejournal.com profile] cactus_wren
[livejournal.com profile] chaosdancer
charliesmum: (angelamaria (Darcy))
My friend got me the DVD of Pride and Prejudice! Since I downloaded the P&P mood icons I've been longing to watch it again, and I saw part of a biography about Jane Austin on telly the other day that used clips from it, so it was good timing. Besides it is such a good movie.

Since I've already seen it quite a few times, I've been enjoying watching the extras and minor characters in the background. The woman playing Mary Bennett is very good. If you watch her, you can see how much "Mary" wanted Mr. Collins to choose her. One could write a fanfiction based on her performance. (And I'm sure someone has.)

I'm currently trying to download some Microsoft thing that will make my computer of suckiness accept the software for my MP3 player. It is taking a very, very long time. But I shall persevere!
charliesmum: (Default)
My friend got me the DVD of Pride and Prejudice! Since I downloaded the P&P mood icons I've been longing to watch it again, and I saw part of a biography about Jane Austin on telly the other day that used clips from it, so it was good timing. Besides it is such a good movie.

Since I've already seen it quite a few times, I've been enjoying watching the extras and minor characters in the background. The woman playing Mary Bennett is very good. If you watch her, you can see how much "Mary" wanted Mr. Collins to choose her. One could write a fanfiction based on her performance. (And I'm sure someone has.)

I'm currently trying to download some Microsoft thing that will make my computer of suckiness accept the software for my MP3 player. It is taking a very, very long time. But I shall persevere!
charliesmum: (wolfpupserenade (Kermie))
Well, not complicated so much frustrating.

My friends (the mommies of Charlie's best friend) got me an MP3 player for my birthday! It is a Memorex MMP3642 and it is made of awesomeness, but the problem is my home computer is made of suckiness and won't download the software because it needs upgrades, or something.

I'm trying right now to download some windows updates that the thing is saying it needs, but it is taking foever and ever and ever, and it is rather frustrating.

And what's the deal with downloading music? Still illegal is it? To do it for free, I mean.

At any rate, it is a really super cool present, and I'm very excited, and hopefully I'll get the software to work and then I will have lots of songs to listen to on this little tiny thing.

And Dave and Busters was fun, and Charlie played this one game that was kind of a wheel of fortune type of thing, and he wound up getting a bunch of tickets.

Charlie wants to type something.

244 tickets is alot to win a prize . But I was tierd .
charliesmum: (Default)
Well, not complicated so much frustrating.

My friends (the mommies of Charlie's best friend) got me an MP3 player for my birthday! It is a Memorex MMP3642 and it is made of awesomeness, but the problem is my home computer is made of suckiness and won't download the software because it needs upgrades, or something.

I'm trying right now to download some windows updates that the thing is saying it needs, but it is taking foever and ever and ever, and it is rather frustrating.

And what's the deal with downloading music? Still illegal is it? To do it for free, I mean.

At any rate, it is a really super cool present, and I'm very excited, and hopefully I'll get the software to work and then I will have lots of songs to listen to on this little tiny thing.

And Dave and Busters was fun, and Charlie played this one game that was kind of a wheel of fortune type of thing, and he wound up getting a bunch of tickets.

Charlie wants to type something.

244 tickets is alot to win a prize . But I was tierd .

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