charliesmum: (Ryan Roll Kirathaune)
Whoever coined the term 'Asshat' should be very proud of themselves right now. I heard it not once, but twice on national television. First on Castle and then on Bones.
charliesmum: (Dear LJ (by mrbnatural))
This blog is is four years old today!

I started on Eljay because of [livejournal.com profile] deleterius, which I'd discovered after in a thing about Mary Sues. I forget why I was looking up Mary Sues. I'd just written a story on fanfiction.net for Labryinth, that could be why.

I felt kind of stupid at first, but then [livejournal.com profile] zambinigirl friended me, and then other really amazing people friended me, and now, four years on you lot have seen through all sorts of ups and downs from job losses to play casting, and not a day goes by that I'm not glad I have this little blogoverse to turn to when I need a shoulder to cry on, or to have a bunch of people say 'yay you!'

So thanks, friends list for being there for me, and for teaching me things like OMGWTFBBQ! and LOLCATS and all those other little net things that make me think I'm hip and cool.

Even if I'm not.
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This blog is is four years old today!

I started on Eljay because of [livejournal.com profile] deleterius, which I'd discovered after in a thing about Mary Sues. I forget why I was looking up Mary Sues. I'd just written a story on fanfiction.net for Labryinth, that could be why.

I felt kind of stupid at first, but then [livejournal.com profile] zambinigirl friended me, and then other really amazing people friended me, and now, four years on you lot have seen through all sorts of ups and downs from job losses to play casting, and not a day goes by that I'm not glad I have this little blogoverse to turn to when I need a shoulder to cry on, or to have a bunch of people say 'yay you!'

So thanks, friends list for being there for me, and for teaching me things like OMGWTFBBQ! and LOLCATS and all those other little net things that make me think I'm hip and cool.

Even if I'm not.

Grrrr

Dec. 14th, 2007 07:28 am
charliesmum: (darn)
They've blocked the internet at work. I can't check up on LJ even at lunch. Totally sucks like a big sucky thing.*

Didn't get a chance to check on ya'all last night - did shopping with my BFF - so will try now. Just know I AM reading, even if I don't have time to respond.

I'm a bit miffed at the eBay person who sold me the ghostfreak - I hadn't bothered to take it out of the box, but I did last night, and it is the same one Charlie got at Toys R Us - the picture was of the 'original' one, which is the one I was okay to spend more money on.

Tonight is our Shakespeare Company Holiday Party. Huzzah.

Does anyone know when the Doctor Who Christmas special is going to be on TV?

Right. More on the weekend, I hope.

Hugs...

*I can still check email so if you want to tell me fun things, I can at least read the comments

Grrrr

Dec. 14th, 2007 07:28 am
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They've blocked the internet at work. I can't check up on LJ even at lunch. Totally sucks like a big sucky thing.*

Didn't get a chance to check on ya'all last night - did shopping with my BFF - so will try now. Just know I AM reading, even if I don't have time to respond.

I'm a bit miffed at the eBay person who sold me the ghostfreak - I hadn't bothered to take it out of the box, but I did last night, and it is the same one Charlie got at Toys R Us - the picture was of the 'original' one, which is the one I was okay to spend more money on.

Tonight is our Shakespeare Company Holiday Party. Huzzah.

Does anyone know when the Doctor Who Christmas special is going to be on TV?

Right. More on the weekend, I hope.

Hugs...

*I can still check email so if you want to tell me fun things, I can at least read the comments
charliesmum: (Dark Sarcasm by Vana_tuivana)
Should I post this to [livejournal.com profile] mock_the_stupid?

I was talking with my friend this morning and she was telling me of a situation she had with her son's school.

Apparently the school gave out these cards (with no notice to the parents) that kids are supposed to be able to use at lunch - the kid uses it, and the money gets charged to the parents. Essentially it is a credit card.

Now my friend had issues with this because there's no real way to identify which card belongs to which kid, blah blah blah so she took the issue to the school and wound up arguing with the lunch woman who just couldn't understand my friend's concerns. When my friend pointed out that it was as if they issued a credit card to the kids, the woman disagreed.

"It's not a credit card," she said, "because you can't buy clothes with it."
charliesmum: (Default)
Should I post this to [livejournal.com profile] mock_the_stupid?

I was talking with my friend this morning and she was telling me of a situation she had with her son's school.

Apparently the school gave out these cards (with no notice to the parents) that kids are supposed to be able to use at lunch - the kid uses it, and the money gets charged to the parents. Essentially it is a credit card.

Now my friend had issues with this because there's no real way to identify which card belongs to which kid, blah blah blah so she took the issue to the school and wound up arguing with the lunch woman who just couldn't understand my friend's concerns. When my friend pointed out that it was as if they issued a credit card to the kids, the woman disagreed.

"It's not a credit card," she said, "because you can't buy clothes with it."
charliesmum: (P&P blah blah (by mrbnatural))
Your ten year old son tells you the story he just read for school was an historical fiction about Ameila Eihrhart and Eleanor Roosevelt being friends and your first thought is, oh, slash!

But come on...it would so work.
charliesmum: (Default)
Your ten year old son tells you the story he just read for school was an historical fiction about Ameila Eihrhart and Eleanor Roosevelt being friends and your first thought is, oh, slash!

But come on...it would so work.
charliesmum: (Miss Piggy (by brinshannara))
Back in high school, as I may have mentioned before, there was this tradition every Christmas and Valentine's Day where people would send candy canes or flowers to a friend's homeroom with a note attached. The rest of the day was spent smugly carrying around these little treats so one could show off how many one got. Just another little self-esteem challenge for teenagers to face. I fortunately had enough friends that we all made a pretty good showing.

I've decided that comments on one's journal is a bit like that. I can't help but feel a bit let down when I don't get any comments on something I've posted, even if, logically, I realise what I posted doesn't really warrent a comment. I still can't help but think that nobody likes me.

Funny how those kinds of things never really leave you. All part of the inner child, I suppose.

That being said, I still don't really have anything important enough to say that would merit a discussion here. I suppose we could talk about how Bush vetoes expansion of kids' health insurance but really, what is there to say? I've given up being surprised at anything that man does any more.

Oh, today at work one of the Big Boss Guys was talking to some of the women in the accounting/corporate department, and I missed the first part of the conversation, but he was saying something about how, just because they know who the president is doesn't mean he should have to know who the Prime Minister was so, weirdly, I went over there, said "Gordon Brown" and left again. Not sure if that was a good career move or not. What do you think?
charliesmum: (Default)
Back in high school, as I may have mentioned before, there was this tradition every Christmas and Valentine's Day where people would send candy canes or flowers to a friend's homeroom with a note attached. The rest of the day was spent smugly carrying around these little treats so one could show off how many one got. Just another little self-esteem challenge for teenagers to face. I fortunately had enough friends that we all made a pretty good showing.

I've decided that comments on one's journal is a bit like that. I can't help but feel a bit let down when I don't get any comments on something I've posted, even if, logically, I realise what I posted doesn't really warrent a comment. I still can't help but think that nobody likes me.

Funny how those kinds of things never really leave you. All part of the inner child, I suppose.

That being said, I still don't really have anything important enough to say that would merit a discussion here. I suppose we could talk about how Bush vetoes expansion of kids' health insurance but really, what is there to say? I've given up being surprised at anything that man does any more.

Oh, today at work one of the Big Boss Guys was talking to some of the women in the accounting/corporate department, and I missed the first part of the conversation, but he was saying something about how, just because they know who the president is doesn't mean he should have to know who the Prime Minister was so, weirdly, I went over there, said "Gordon Brown" and left again. Not sure if that was a good career move or not. What do you think?
charliesmum: (LOM gilr by renestarko)
Well, not pimping really. She just joined up, so I thought it'd be nice if some of ya'all went over and said hello.

Her user name is [livejournal.com profile] better_wishes.
charliesmum: (Default)
Well, not pimping really. She just joined up, so I thought it'd be nice if some of ya'all went over and said hello.

Her user name is [livejournal.com profile] better_wishes.
charliesmum: (WTF LOM by martoufmarty)
Right. Like most gossip and drama, this latest LJ-deleting thing has totally passed me by until there is SO much information about it, I am having trouble processing it all.

Near as I can figure some wacko group has been watchdoging LJ for signs of pedophilism and insest or some such thing, and LJ caved to their demands and deleted some communities and blogs that listed questionable things in their interests* and people are upset because some fandom has been attacked because, why? And what fandom? People keep saying 'the fandom' but no one is saying which bloody fandom. At least, not that I could find. Is it fandom in general?

Someone help me out here.




*Which makes me wonder, who would do that? I mean, does a rapist really put that in his list of things he likes? I mean, isn't that sort of stupid? And wouldn't a pedophile be more likely to run a community called "Mylittleponyfans" or something rather than "Hey, look at me, I'm a pedophile!"
charliesmum: (Default)
Right. Like most gossip and drama, this latest LJ-deleting thing has totally passed me by until there is SO much information about it, I am having trouble processing it all.

Near as I can figure some wacko group has been watchdoging LJ for signs of pedophilism and insest or some such thing, and LJ caved to their demands and deleted some communities and blogs that listed questionable things in their interests* and people are upset because some fandom has been attacked because, why? And what fandom? People keep saying 'the fandom' but no one is saying which bloody fandom. At least, not that I could find. Is it fandom in general?

Someone help me out here.




*Which makes me wonder, who would do that? I mean, does a rapist really put that in his list of things he likes? I mean, isn't that sort of stupid? And wouldn't a pedophile be more likely to run a community called "Mylittleponyfans" or something rather than "Hey, look at me, I'm a pedophile!"
charliesmum: (Default)
Sadly I am going to, at least temporarily, lose my paid account. It expires today, and I have ZERO money in my bank account in which to renew it. The Husband promises he is getting paid today, so possibly tomorrow I will be able to fix it, assuming he gets paid a decent amount of money so I can pay bills and by food and still have $20 left for LiveJournal. It is distressing, though. I know I really ought to get a bloody job, but just the thought of it makes me feel ill. I can't go into yet another office where I can't seem to do the job required of me. It will kill me, I swear. I should at least try to get a job in a shop or something. But that makes me sad, too, because then I'd never be home in the evenings or weekends. Blurgh.

Pathetic.

Oh, meanwhile, our cast is finally filled out. We have 2 Bertrams now, and the 2nd Bertram? Very, very good looking. Tall and blond. His voice I swear sounds just like Robert Sean Leonard's (Wilson on House) My friend Dina and I were giggling like school girls when he showed up.

In weekend news, I went to my friend Laura's 40th surprise birthday party with my BFF Kathryn and Joey, he of High School who disappeared 20-odd years ago and has just returned home. We had a jolly time.

Photos ahoy )
charliesmum: (Default)
Sadly I am going to, at least temporarily, lose my paid account. It expires today, and I have ZERO money in my bank account in which to renew it. The Husband promises he is getting paid today, so possibly tomorrow I will be able to fix it, assuming he gets paid a decent amount of money so I can pay bills and by food and still have $20 left for LiveJournal. It is distressing, though. I know I really ought to get a bloody job, but just the thought of it makes me feel ill. I can't go into yet another office where I can't seem to do the job required of me. It will kill me, I swear. I should at least try to get a job in a shop or something. But that makes me sad, too, because then I'd never be home in the evenings or weekends. Blurgh.

Pathetic.

Oh, meanwhile, our cast is finally filled out. We have 2 Bertrams now, and the 2nd Bertram? Very, very good looking. Tall and blond. His voice I swear sounds just like Robert Sean Leonard's (Wilson on House) My friend Dina and I were giggling like school girls when he showed up.

In weekend news, I went to my friend Laura's 40th surprise birthday party with my BFF Kathryn and Joey, he of High School who disappeared 20-odd years ago and has just returned home. We had a jolly time.

Photos ahoy )
charliesmum: (Default)
Just had the coolest thing happen. Was at the post office, and this woman walks by me who looked vaguely familar but I couldn't place why. It's a small town, people cross paths frequently.

So I'm in line, and someone calls my name and I turn to see the same woman. "Are you Carol?" she asks.

"Yes, I am."

"I'm [livejournal.com profile] erynnef from Livejournal. I recognized Charlie from his pictures."

We've never actually met before, despite living in the same area. It was so cool to randomly bump into her like that.

One other thing I wanted to mention was that last Saturday I saw the movie Music and Lyrics. BRILLIANT. Loved every second of it. You know a movie is good when it makes you laugh the second the movie starts.

It just has everything I expect from a good Rom-Com. Good writing, excellent supporting actors, fun plot, laugh out loud moments. Go see it. Now. Go on. I'll wait...

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