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I have decided, today is "Do Nice Things for Your Partner Day"



Previously rejected titles include:

Clean All The Things Day

Dirt Inspection Day

Stop Putting off the Housework Alex, You Lazy Slattern, Day

Doom Of Dust Day

Shiny New Microwave Requires Shiny Kitchen Day

Let's Pretend to Our Friends that The Apartment is Always Like This Even Though They've Been Here When It Isn't Day

No Clean Mugs and I Require Tea Day

Conforming to Societally Mandated Gender Roles Day

Sick of Not Being Able to Find Anything Day

Darling if You Ask Me to Wash Your Work Shirts For You Before Going Out It's Best That You Make Sure They're In The Washing Basket And Not in The Giant Heap On the Floor So That When I Do The Laundry They Actually Get Put In The Wash And Not Left There Because I Haven't Got Round To Tidying The Bedroom Yet And I Didn't Spot Them And So Assumed You Meant Work Jumper Which Was In The Basket Only To Find Out Later That There Are Three Dirty Shirts in The Huge Pile So You're Evidently On Your Last One And The Wash Is Already On Day

Forgot The Orange Juice At Tesco Day

Man, I Really Ought To Have Given Isabel That Christmas Present By Now Day

Finding Things In Unexpected Places Day

Enjoying This Day-Naming Too Much Day

Raiders of the Lost Carpet

Cleaning The House Because You Don't Want To Admit You're Scared Of Finishing Your PGCE Application And Submitting Your Novel Manuscript To More Agents Day

Cleaning The House Because You Don't Want To Admit That The Reason For the Latter is Because You're Scared of Setting Up Your New Printer Day...

Traveller

Jan. 14th, 2013 02:13 pm
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Ok, so it's been a really long time since I've done any LARP/RPG related posts, so in the light of last night, I bring to you a special table-top edition of this blog! 

So me and a few others have just started a system called Traveller. It's very rules light, and has probably the best character gen system I've seen for fluff fun. I can (and will) dissect the awesome for you if people want to hear about it, but not right now. It also has a lot of random event rolls, which can lead to hilarity...

The game Matt's running for us is based in a world not unlike the Firefly 'verse. And it seems we delight in making it more like it by the day. Yesterday we had an Epic Marathon session that took most of the day, and it was awesome. 

What we did on our holidays... )

It's a fantastic game and really well run, though it needs a good GM who doesn't mind wading through a lot of randomised tables. I would highly recommend it. 




*No, really accidentally. As in I didn't even twig that what I said could have been taken to mean something else until afterwards...
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Am I the only person who gets annoyed by the use of "Man Cards" and "Man Points"? 

Men do not have a monopoly on being useful and awesome. Nor should being awesome be something out of the ordinary for men but expected for women, or vis versa. 

I approve of the idea of "Adult Points" for people doing something Like An Adult (or Like A Boss, as I've also heard).
I also approve of the idea of "Brownie Points" for going above and beyond the call of duty in being shiny and awesome.

The idea of giving and deducting Man Cards for conforming to gender stereotypes can fuck right off. 

Anyone with me?
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RIP to Neil Armstrong, the human race's most famous lunar explorer.

Prince Harry proves that Royalty have genitals after all, and don't reproduce by osmosis as was previously thought. He also manages to prove that he is a normal idiot. And I couldn't care less.

American politicians still trail far behind the rest of the world in elementary biology when it comes to the female body. Honestly, I am no longer surprised at the crap these misogynistic bile-mongers spew forth.


In more personal news;

I have spent a stupid amount of time driving across the country lately. I love my new car - Saiorse* - and I love driving, and I love the fact that I can get from Portsmouth to Newcastle on only a tiny bit over a full tank. I also have discovered that I really like tinkering. Even if it's just changing the oil or accidentally over-filling the engine coolant and having to flood it out, then soak up the excess with a rag and a stick. Grease on my fingers, oil on my face, happy completely chasing the pace, as Chris Rea once said.

Still no job on the horizon, but I'm throwing out applications every which way, and thinking about doing a PGCE.

Writing steadily, reading solidly - just devoured the latest Jasper Fforde in three days flat. 

Took part in a photo shoot at the weekend; dressed up as a Roman Elf (the underdress of which doubled nicely as a 1960's mini-dress, and we took a few silly shots of Mary Quant Elf too) got covered in make-up wounds by [livejournal.com profile] blake17, and had a  very fun time.


Still having a pretty hard time of things, and the black dog is re-surfacing on occasion, but I am ever greatful to all family and friends who are propping me up through everything. Hopefully we'll keep the sucker leashed until things start looking up.




It's also my birthday in a few weeks time. 

It's been a hell of a year - in more ways than one. And I think I've grown up a lot more than one year would suggest. If my internet access remains constant, I'll probably do a birthday post nearer the time. 

Suffice to say I'm feeling old. 

Please send messages of youthful vitality, a new laptop with working wireless connection, a digital camera, one meeeeeelion pounds (tax free), or failing that, renditions of Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back in Town to cheer me up.



*A three person joke, that one. 

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Ok, so about a year ago, I had this crazy idea to write down a list of all the books I read in a year, review them, and blog about them. 

So I did!

And that was a year ago... 

I didn't keep up with all the reviews, but I did keep a list, and I've just finished doing a round-up of all the books, and a whole load of statistics about my reading habits for 2011. 

Check it out! You might even enjoy it a bit. I did actual maths and everything. And proved that literate I may be, but numeracy is not my strong suit. 

And I actually think that I enjoyed it enough to want to give it another go, and do another year's worth of reading. Possibly with a review system that's simpler (stars out of 10 or something, or a few pithy sentences) so I'll actually keep up with them. 

But hey, it's been a good year in books.

Blue Moon

Oct. 26th, 2011 12:58 am
sesquepadalia: (close up)

You were born during a Waxing Gibbous moon

This phase occurs right before a full moon.





- what it says about you -


You like to question things and have issues settled before going to work on a problem. You appreciate art, elegant forms, and efficient designs. You seek deeper meanings in things that you see and want your actions to make the world a better place.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com


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In true style of me - I've been meaning to post for days, but haven't been near a computer, and then the minute I am, my brain refuses to come up with anything interesting to say.

I've been busy, busy lately. 

The trip to Malham cove did not happen in the end; mostly because I ended up going to a friend's wedding the day before I was due to go there, and had an absolute whale of a time with all the Old Gang from Back in the Day, got slightly sloshed, and decided to lie in instead of getting up early to go to the middle of Yorkshire. 

I did however very much enjoy the Right Royal Piss Up (courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] casparrrrgh and Co.) - even if no-one recognised who the fuck I was.


Prize if you can guess who the fuck I'm supposed to be... )

And the subsequent time spent up in Glasgow, where I had a chat with awesome persons about getting a tattoo... 

Then went back home for the aforementioned wedding, and to be berated by my mother, as is becoming disappointingly regular. 

This week, I shall be continuing with the driving lessons - at stupidly early hours :p - with the possibility at the end of it that my sister is getting rid of her Micra, and I may be able to buy it off her :D 
If it hasn't already got a name, I will be christening it (or re-christening it perhaps) Saiorse - which is probably a 2 person joke, but heck, it'll be my car :D
Just need to pass the bloody test...

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