tortietta: (I am Australian)
Lack of talent in Australian Idol?

Full sale of telstra?

The imminent death of the Australian cricket team?

England winning the Ashes?

The reason I still can't speak?

ALL YOUR FAULT, JOHN HOWARD DUBYA MARK HOLDEN, ALL YOUR FAULT!


ETA: OMFG, AUSTRALIA, WTF!?! 10 more runs, that's all I ask. Make for a clean slate for the 2nd Innings. It's obviously a bowling pitch at the moment but you need a clean slate.
tortietta: (this is your life)
For a while now I've noticed a need to cut back with how I spend my time online. It's not something that I've wanted to do, but it's become necessary.

I need to change how I spend my time online and part of that is making changes to my flist. I don't want anyone to think that I have a problem with them, but I just don't have time to deal with LJ on top of everything else.

I really am sorry if I've cut you, but I want to thank each of you for letting me into your lives for just a little. You all mean a lot to me, and I'm not going to forget you. I'll still be checking out what you're all up to from time to time. Be well and be happy.
tortietta: (>:D<)
Happy 21st Birthday, Amanda!

You really are one of a kind. You're a beautiful, vibrant person and I feel so lucky just knowing you. You have an incredible life ahead of you and I know that while the next year is going to test you, you're going to make it in style. I hope that your day has been full of magic and that the year to come is as wonderful as you are.

Much love always. You know that I adore you and your daggyness, but I'll let the genius of Edward Monkton say the rest...


Happy Birthday to yoooooou! )

tortietta: (cold and lonely)
Okay, firstly?

Happy (slightly belated!) Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] tarie! I hope you had a wonderful day and that the year to come is as wonderful as you are. Much love.

Secondly? HBP? Fucking loved it. There is so much I want to say (and will!) about this book, but for now I'll just say that I am filled with a kind of love for HP that I haven't felt for a long time. <3

Thirdly? I really hate sneezing. It blocks up your whole head. Your eyes water, your head spins, your nose blocks, your face itches and tingles and then once you sneeze it happens all over again. Also, I hate winter flus.

Lastly? A meme! Because listing things is fun! Gacked from anyone and everyone.

Ask me for "top five" lists of pretty much anything, and I will list you my top five of that thing or things.

Copy this to your own LJ and ask for the same.
tortietta: (mind wander)
23 hours!!

Ahaha, I'm a mixture of nerves and excitement and I can hardly sit still. Thus far I've managed to avoid all spoilers but it's taken an immense amount of restraint to do so. For me, I don't want to know what happens. I want to open HBP tomorrow morning and have it all be new and different and exciting with no expectations of what is to come. I worry about Harry; I worry about the trio. I worry about what's going to happen to fandom after tomorrow, but I wouldn't trade any of this for the world.

It's Friday which means work is going to be slow and boring and I honestly don't know how I'm going to manage to get through the day. I feel like laughing and crying and cheering all at once. My fingers are itching to to hold HBP, to turn the pages, to get dragged into Harry's world yet again.

So, entertain me. Tell me how you're all holding up? Spam me. Use this post to vent your frustrations or your excitement or anything. What's keeping you going? What are your speculations? Apprehensions? Fears?

We're all in this together and it's going to be one hell of a ride!
tortietta: (Whee)
Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] sympathetic_ink!

I hope you had a wonderful day Amy, and that that the year to come is all that you could wish it to be!

Much love. ♥

...

Jul. 7th, 2005 11:09 pm
tortietta: (:(()
...

Holy hell.

*clings to flist*

Thank god you're all okay. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you who have family and friends in London.

This just makes me so sick. Just, yeah.

*worries and frets*

I'm going to need to go to bed sometime, but after this ...

*loves flist like mad*
tortietta: (penguin of death)
I have this folder on my desktop titled 'random memes' and usually when I see a meme that I like and wouldn't mind revisiting I throw it in there and forget all about it. There's probably close to a hundred or so memes in there at the moment and while most of them can be trashed I couldn't get rid of this one without having a go at it! :D

No idea where this was originally gacked from, and I've modified it slightly (and likely made it harder for myself) but still a bit of fun.

Leave me an anonymous comment with:

First Letter of your Name. (given name or user-name or nickname or surname or whatever :D)
One compliment. (you know I hate these things, nothing too complimentary, k?)
One insult. (be gentle or harsh or false; I'm open to anything)
Lyrics to a song. (or lines from a poem or book or a quote ... Something that would relate to you, not me)
How long we've been friends. (online or RL or both)
An inside joke or memory with me.

Let's see how well I know some of you...

*flails*

May. 25th, 2005 12:00 pm
tortietta: (one of those days)
I am disgustingly busy at the moment and barely have time to even think, but I need to point a few things out or otherwise by the end of next week I'll have lost my head.

If you have been trying to get in contact with me recently, or if you need me at some point in the next week and a half please read this!

Email: Email has always been the best way to get hold of me. No matter how busy I am I usually always have time to do a quick email check. If you need me urgently or you need a response to something ASAP I ask that you send an email to my work email address. For those of you who do not know my work email address but require it try looking here. Anything that is sent to my yahoo or gmail accounts will be checked at least once a day however I cannot guarantee an immediate response to items sent to these addresses.

Y!M: I simply do not have the time or energy for Y!M at the moment. I do try to remember to sign in at least once a day to check for OM's but unfortunately this does not always happen (and from time to time Y!M will decide to eat my OM's before I get a chance to read them). If you need me for anything please do not assume that I will be on Y!M or that I'll be checking it daily -- email me instead! When I am on Y!M there is a good chance that I will be invisible. I am not avoiding anyone but at the moment I don't have the time to make small talk on Y!M and get everything done that needs to be done.

LJ: *flails* I've had to start reading my flist on a more refined filter at the moment. This does not mean that I am filtering anyone who I have on my flist out, it just means that for the next week or so I will be reading my flist only. No comms, no fic journals, just my flist and RPG things -- but I will be only skimming this anyway. I may end up condensing my flist further to read only those journals I need to keep up with over the next week; I don't want to do this but it's a matter of time at the moment. If there is anything you'd like me to see or read, just let me know and I'll get around to it as soon as I get a chance. Once things have quietened down I will do what I can to catch up on all that I've missed.

Having said all that, I don't know how much busier things are going to get. If things stay the way they are at the moment I may be around a little bit more than I had anticipated, but there are no guarantees. If you do need me please email me, I cannot stress this enough.

Much love to you all, see you on the flip-side of insanity!
tortietta: (Not so alone)
Oi. May 1st.

This year is going far too quickly. :/
tortietta: (I remember)
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

-- Laurence Binyon


Lest We Forget
tortietta: (Red nose Harry)
First lines from 15 20 of my favourite books. Some rather more obvious than others. Cookies if you can guess the title and author. :D


1. I sit in a pitch-pine panelled kitchen-living-room, with an otter asleep upon its back among the cushions on the sofa, forepaws in the air, and with the expression of tightly shut concentration that very small babies wear in sleep.

2. Making one's home in an unpublished novel wasn't without its compensations. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

3. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advise that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4. In the days of high-waisted and muslin-gowned women, when the vast amount of soldiering going on in the country was a cause of  much trembling to the sex, there lived in a village near the Wessex coast two ladies of good report, though unfortunately of limited means. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy

5. Have you ever tasted a Whitstable oyster? If you have, you will remember it.

More first lines... )
tortietta: (Red nose Harry)
So, I think I have the right day (well, not on my side of the world, but right where I want it to be), but I'm too tired to go through my archives to double check...

So....

Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] akscully!

I hope you have a wonderful day Amelia, and that that the year to come is all that you could wish it to be!

Much love! <333
tortietta: (Love)
Happy, HAPPY Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] shoemaster!

Allison! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day and that the year to come is as fabulous as you are. Much love, darling! <3

*showers with gifts and love and cake and all things good*
tortietta: (Ninja biscuits!)
These are the unwritten rules from the highly over worked, but highly under paid technical support staff at an IT service provider near you...

1. DO NOT talk over me. Listen damn it, you can't do what I tell you to do constantly jabbering bullshit over me. I talk... you don't. Why did you even ask me a question if you are going to fucking answer it yourself?

2. DO NOT call me and then put me on hold. You called me, genius. You want my help, stay on the fucking line and listen. We have much better things to do than talk to you anyway.

3. DO NOT read long error messages to me unless I ask you to. Do you honestly think we get anything out of a 50 digit hex number?

4. DO NOT start off a call by saying anything in the neighbourhood of "hi, how's it going" or "busy today?" That just serves to piss us off. Get to the problem so we can get you off the phone. The day was great until I had to start answering your totally moronic questions.

5. DO NOT get pissed when we tell you that your system is royally fucked. We didn't fuck it up. It wasn't us. We're simply telling it like it is.

What NOT to do when you call an IT Service provider... )


I love my job, but sometimes it's enough to drive you batty. =;

Ah food...

Apr. 7th, 2005 09:41 am
tortietta: (Ninja biscuits!)
It's Thursday today, which ultimately means pay day, but it also means I've got to do a food shop after work, and I am sick to death of eating the same food week after week. I often get lazy when it comes to meal ideas because living on your own it often seems pointless to cook a hot meal, or anything exciting because it's just you.

So, I turn to you, faithful flist -- tell me what your favourite simple meals are. Things you might make just for yourself but you know you'll always enjoy. Salads, stews, anything which is reasonably healthy and which you just love to eat. :D

And writing this I realise I still haven't eaten anything since lunch yesterday, so I should probably do something about that too!
tortietta: (Love)
Oh, I just knew I was forgetting something!

Happy slightly belated birthday to [livejournal.com profile] subdereality!

I hope you had a wonderful day and that the year to come brings you much joy and happiness!

Much love! <333
tortietta: (Red nose Harry)
The less I type the better, I think. Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] shoemaster and [livejournal.com profile] ashkitty and likely others too.

1. Comment with any ship [or character] from a fandom that you know I like, or at least have some knowledge about. (Er... HP, M*A*S*H, Pern, LoTR... There might be others but I don't think so.)

2. I will ramble for ~100 words about aforementioned ship. This may be incoherent gushing or exclamations of disgust, depending on what it is.

3. Put this on your LJ, if you are so inclined.

Thank god for spell check, and semagic, and the copy paste thingy.

Friday...

Mar. 25th, 2005 04:07 pm
tortietta: (Ninja biscuits!)
It's Friday, not Saturday. I know it's Friday. And yet, here I was waiting for 4 o'clock to come along so that I could watch Everwood. Woe. I am inordinately disappointed by this.

And because this amused me greatly...

I don't know why [livejournal.com profile] arianna_malfoy went all psycho over me and [livejournal.com profile] teaspoon14 having a little fun.

Hey and know what? [livejournal.com profile] silverbookworm told me that [livejournal.com profile] surreal_life told people that they saw me backstabbing [livejournal.com profile] zeldaophelia. What a crock!   

And also I was supposed to get together with [livejournal.com profile] sympathetic_ink this afternoon but I don't want to anymore.  I'm so tired of seeing the same people. 

Oh yeah. Monday was my birthday and nobody noticed or gave me presents or wished me happy birthday :-(. 

This entry automatically generated by the LJ Drama Generator!
tortietta: (Red nose Harry)
I really should be in bed at the moment, but I always screw my body clock up on a Saturday night which means that I'm always tired when I start work on Monday, but such is life.

I've spent much of the weekend avoiding the work I need to do by watching new episodes of 'The Simpsons' and reading M*A*S*H slash -- both of which I might add are incredibly addictive. Of course, I can't just watch an episode of The Simpons without making a bunch of icon bases. My favourite of which is this one: Homer love! )

Speaking of M*A*S*H slash, it amused me greatly to see the same prejudices against slash in the M*A*S*H fandom as in the HP fandom. The idiocy of some people will never cease to amaze me. Honestly, if something is clearly marked 'slash', do NOT leave a review going 'eww! slash! why couldn't you make this hawkeye/margaret instead!'. If slash isn't your cup of tea, don't click on the link marked slash! Rah!

Recently my cat has taken to sleeping in the bathroom. I don't pretend to understand why she is sleeping in the bathroom, but I'm sick to death of tripping over her in the middle of the night. Really, my feet can do without the scratches.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of training a new casual at work. Usually most of the casuals we get in are complete computer nerds and the thought of having a real conversation with any of them is laughable. But the new casual is different. He's smart and he's funny and he's good looking and as much as I hate to admit it I do sort of have a bit of a crush on him. Although, I try not to let myself, because I'm meant to be his mentor and just because I can have a real conversation with him, does NOT mean I should have a crush on him. No sirree! And the fact that I always look forward to his lunchtime visits? Yeah, that means nothing at all. Nope. Nothing.

Apparently I never update this thing enough, and I've got [livejournal.com profile] mockreality threatening to box my ears in if I don't update at least three times a week, so I guess I better start updating again. :/

And I realise this is all very random, but it's late and I need sleep! But, I updated, so yay!

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