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Grr. Yesterday I saw a woman wearing some interesting looking shoes to work out.

I googled it.

Today I have a friending from the company here on lj. Not cool, completely not cool.
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The Borg Queen. I just think it must be nice and peaceful to be borg.

Also, you get to make out with Data.
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"Paint your nails Fanny. Get yourself gorgeous for the end of the world as we know it."
- King Mob, The Invisibles.

In Tarot the World card is the end of the Major Arcana. It's the end of the cycle for a reason; we start off as the fool, stepping from experience to experience, learning, forgetting, growing. We move through power and impotency, love and hate, excess and moderation, life and death. And at the end, after moving through the cycle, when we have it all within us, we have the World.
And this time, instead of looking before we leap, we leap... and the net appears.

But, even before we reach the World card, we're still in it, because that's what the World is. It's that thing that holds us, that contains all our life. Whether that means it spreads out infront of us like a chess board, beckons us like a lover, clasps us like our Mum when we're small, or holds us in like a cell, it can only be what we put into it. We create our own Worlds. We are that World.

And even when we hate our worlds, we love them. We know them, we feel safe in them. We don't want to lose them. We think of them as being our little strongholds against, well, The World.

But every day worlds end and worlds are created. People are born, people die, people learn, people forget. And every time their world is irrevocable altered.

So, maybe the world didn't end yesterday, but that doesn't mean it didn't, doesn't mean that it can't end tomorrow. And maybe that's not a bad thing. They say be the change you want to see in the world. Be the change you want to see in your world. Be the change, be the world.
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Have I mentioned how much I hate crochet recently? Well, I do.

My new project is a pair of driving gloves. They're beautiful but I've lost any ability to keep my tension flowing evenly. Bastard monkey hands. :(


The dog is still going blind from her diabetes cataracts. She's terrified and it's breaking my heart. She ran straight into the canal last week though, and I feel like a bastard saying that I laughed even as I was pulling her out. And I don't really want to get that close to the swan again. That thing has murder in it's eyes.
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Realised today that I am roughly 16 months away from 30. I could swear I was 18 just a moment ago.
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Other than knowing your animal is in pain and being unable to do anything about it, not knowing whether your animals is in pain and not being able to do anything about it is unbearable.

Her bloods refuse to stabilise, she has an eye infection that is being a bugger about clearing up, and due to the first she keeps losting weight. Sometimes she is like a puppy, and sometimes she is like a little old lady.


On the upside, now we've given her a human bowl to eat from, she's finishing her dinner. Which isn't much but it's something.
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Just been out to walk the dog - we took the Liverpool Rd route; just outside the entrance to the park was a rapid response ambulance, a polivce car, a kid in the road covered in a blanket (alive), two men stood by a red car looking absolutely shell-shocked and a tonne of onlookers.

I don't even need to be a CSI to piece together what happened. The kids were playing about on the BMX trackl part of the park and started messing too close to the road, and the guys took the hilly part of the road too fast (almost impossible, it seems, for most people to resist doing on nice days) and drove straight on into the kid.
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I am getting really worried about the dog. We've been having a hard time getting her bloods balanced - meaning she spends a lot of time being hypergylcaemic. She's lost a lot of weight in a relatively short period of time, and I'm scared that the worst might happen if we can't get it sorted.

Her behaviour is great, but her arse is getting bonier and bonier. I don't want her to be fat again, but I don't want her to waste away.
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Had my tooth fixed today. I'm not much of a teeth smiler, but it's a relief to not be consciously keeping my mouth closed for fear of someone seeing my chip.


As much as I'm not scared of the dentist, I am a little bit scared of my dentist. I've had the same one basically since I've had teeth, and he just isn't aging. It's very disconcerting.
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Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex

The last book you acquired, and how (begged, bought, borrowed?)
The last book I got physically is Everything's Eventual by Steven King. I picked it up from the League of Friends at work. The last book I bought was Life is Real Only Then, When I Am by G I Giurdjieff, but Amazon still haven't delivered it yet.

Your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next.
Current: The Merlin Conspiracy by Dianna Wynne Jones.
Last read: The Death Of Bunny Monroe by Nick Cave.
Next read: The Sacred and the Profane by Mircea Eliade.

What author do you own the most books by and why?
In normal books, Charlaine Harris because I picked up the series when the book club were selling it at work for £12. In comics, either Neil Gaiman or Grant Morrison.

Do you own multiple copies of any book?
I own two copies of The Vampire Lestat because I loe it but the binding on the paperback is totally cheap and it falls apart incredibly easy, and a friend bought me two random copies of SVM books, but I already own the series.
Once I own something I don't really want it again. Much to the comicboys disappointment and poverty, I'm about the content and don't really care about owning varients.
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Woohoo! Notebook is go!


Still fighting the good fight against nvidia, but victory will be mine. (Can't lie though, it's quite fun - as long as I have internet access elsewhere.)


Also, Sebadoh tickets are mine! Now I just have to not die of want before August.
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Wayne Manor.
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New tattoo dream of the week? The Dune litany against fear thing.

Last weeks tattoo dream: Sepia toned Batman and Superman logos on my left and right wrists respectively.

The week before last's tattoo dream: a Vanitas.

This is why I can never have a tattoo ;)


Anyway, on Friday jen and I went to buy my Mum the optical mouse she wanted for Mothers Day (she left it til Thursday to finally tell us what she wanted. Which was still more of an exercise in "What do you think?" opinion mining) and I ended up buying a notebook instead.

First full week of work starts tomorrow. My beautiful month went so fast...
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Found my problem. I hope Nvidia burns through all the levels of Hell.
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Ohhhhhhhh. I can't believe I have to go into work for a whole 8 hours tomorrow. So much pain :(

Especially when all I want to do is stay home and try to kill my blue screen of death. Yeah, even death will die bluescreen, you just wait.

On the other hand, I've had such a massive clean-ouit while I was off this week. So I feel pretty good about that.
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~le sigh~ The computer has died again. At least this time I have all the parts needed to just go straight in and start reinstalling. I'd buy a new one, but I've already bookmarked that money for a new mattress, and happy back > new computer. I'll fix that bugger every day from now til Christmas if it means not waking up and feeling like I'm 70.
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I love this. One of the posters on an exercise site I like made a play on the Marines Creed.

This is my body. 
There are many like it, but this one is mine. 
My body is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master 
my life. 
My body, without me, is useless. Without my body, I am useless. 
I must move my body true. I must run faster and be stronger than my enemy 
that is trying to overcome me. I must conquer it before it conquers me. I
 will…
 My body and myself know that what counts in this life is not the size of 
our clothes, the shape of our figure, nor societies standard of beauty. We
 know that it is the experiences that count. We will live…
 My body is living, as a part of me, and through it I experience life. Thus,
I will learn it as a friend. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths,
 its parts, its movements, and its possibilities. I will ever guard it
 against the ravages of judgment and damage as I will ever guard my soul and
 my heart against damage. I will keep my body clean and ready. I will accept 
it as it is and as a part of me. I will… 
Before the world, I swear this creed. My body and I are the defenders of my 
life.
 We are the masters of our obstacles. 
We are the saviors of my life. 
So be it, until victory is mine and there are no regrets, but a life well
 lived!
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Ugh. Oddest library visit ever. I was having a browse in the stacks to see if anything jumped out at me and I started to feel like the perfect book was there. The perfect book. But also that I would never find it. The sensation got so strong I actually had to leave the library.

Damn, I still feel wired.


Also, had one small bison blade vodka and apple juice (tastes like strudel- the most delicious drink ever) last night because I forgot that I have a reason not to drink other than just having a preference to not drink. Woke up this morning feeling like I was missing a level in my brain. Will not be doing that again :)
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The most depression part of keeping a dream diary is realising how influences I am by tv. I barely watch the thing these days, but I bet if I did I'd have ad breaks.
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