ostarella: (Joy)
No one's probably noticed :p but I lost my internet for a couple days - thanks to that "harmless" virus I got via YIM. Yeah, my computer now has something "whacko" inside (those were the tech's words, not mine!) and it won't let me onto the internet. Nor will it let me open on safe mode to make any of the corrections I would need to make. Since it would cost an arm and a leg to fix the problem, and since there were other things starting to go wonky on the thing due to old age, I now have a new eMachine. Which isn't really what I wanted to spend my money on right now - but now the really good thing...

My son is paying for it :D  I was telling him why we couldn't do our "Lost" discussion last night, and he said, "well, I wanted to get you a computer for xmas, but what I wanted to get you was too expensive." Read that as the computer he thinks I should have (with all the bells and whistles and then sugar on top). But this one was only $300 so... late Christmas present. :D

Of course, it does mean putting all my files on disk so I can move them from the old pc to this new one, and scanning each disk first to make sure there's nothing trying to sneak past and fuck up the new one.

In the meantime, time to play around and figure out what this new doohickey is and what that whatchamcallit does...
ostarella: (Joy)
No one's probably noticed :p but I lost my internet for a couple days - thanks to that "harmless" virus I got via YIM. Yeah, my computer now has something "whacko" inside (those were the tech's words, not mine!) and it won't let me onto the internet. Nor will it let me open on safe mode to make any of the corrections I would need to make. Since it would cost an arm and a leg to fix the problem, and since there were other things starting to go wonky on the thing due to old age, I now have a new eMachine. Which isn't really what I wanted to spend my money on right now - but now the really good thing...

My son is paying for it :D  I was telling him why we couldn't do our "Lost" discussion last night, and he said, "well, I wanted to get you a computer for xmas, but what I wanted to get you was too expensive." Read that as the computer he thinks I should have (with all the bells and whistles and then sugar on top). But this one was only $300 so... late Christmas present. :D

Of course, it does mean putting all my files on disk so I can move them from the old pc to this new one, and scanning each disk first to make sure there's nothing trying to sneak past and fuck up the new one.

In the meantime, time to play around and figure out what this new doohickey is and what that whatchamcallit does...

Hmmm

Jan. 12th, 2010 11:10 pm
ostarella: (Joy)
A bit hard-pressed to find something good today - yeah, one of those. But...

I completed one project, which was a relief if not actually a joy ;-) And I was reading through some old fanfics I wrote and found one that, with a bit of work (probably more than I realize) I think might work as an "original" story - so that's something I'm actually pretty excited about.

And tomorrow it's supposed to get above freezing!

So, yeah, there were nice things today, after all. Just have to sit down and remember them. ;-)

Hmmm

Jan. 12th, 2010 11:10 pm
ostarella: (Joy)
A bit hard-pressed to find something good today - yeah, one of those. But...

I completed one project, which was a relief if not actually a joy ;-) And I was reading through some old fanfics I wrote and found one that, with a bit of work (probably more than I realize) I think might work as an "original" story - so that's something I'm actually pretty excited about.

And tomorrow it's supposed to get above freezing!

So, yeah, there were nice things today, after all. Just have to sit down and remember them. ;-)
ostarella: (Joy)
Didn't forget - sticking to this! LOL

Tonight's good thing, actually - watching another episode of Lost, Season 5. My son and I watch them "together" (him on the west coast, me here) and then we talk about them online. We'll be through season 5 in time to watch the new season when it starts :D
ostarella: (Joy)
Didn't forget - sticking to this! LOL

Tonight's good thing, actually - watching another episode of Lost, Season 5. My son and I watch them "together" (him on the west coast, me here) and then we talk about them online. We'll be through season 5 in time to watch the new season when it starts :D

YES!!!!

Jan. 10th, 2010 09:44 am
ostarella: (Joy)
Just looked at the revised 10-day forecast - lowest high 18 F, highest high 29 F !!!!  Chance of snow - no more than 30% on any given day!!!

So, okay, have a lot of shoveling to do but... at least it will be warm!!!!

Yes. This is a "nice". A "very nice" :D :D

YES!!!!

Jan. 10th, 2010 09:44 am
ostarella: (Joy)
Just looked at the revised 10-day forecast - lowest high 18 F, highest high 29 F !!!!  Chance of snow - no more than 30% on any given day!!!

So, okay, have a lot of shoveling to do but... at least it will be warm!!!!

Yes. This is a "nice". A "very nice" :D :D
ostarella: (Joy)
Found an old website on the Wayback Machine that has TAT fanfic I've never even heard of before! Okay, so some aren't the greatest (Commodore Decker, Sarah Bancroft) but what the heck? There's some pretty good ones there as well.

web.archive.org/web/20021203081422/http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/8387/archive.html
ostarella: (Joy)
Found an old website on the Wayback Machine that has TAT fanfic I've never even heard of before! Okay, so some aren't the greatest (Commodore Decker, Sarah Bancroft) but what the heck? There's some pretty good ones there as well.

web.archive.org/web/20021203081422/http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/8387/archive.html
ostarella: (Joy)
Not quite a habit yet :p

But that's okay because the nice thing just happened - with the help of my betas, made a major decision about the fanfic I'm writing - and just making that decision has gotten me even more excited about it!

NICE!
ostarella: (Joy)
Not quite a habit yet :p

But that's okay because the nice thing just happened - with the help of my betas, made a major decision about the fanfic I'm writing - and just making that decision has gotten me even more excited about it!

NICE!

Hmmm

Jan. 7th, 2010 07:06 pm
ostarella: (Joy)
Have to admit, today it took some thought to come up with my "positive thing". It was a day of problems.

However!

Yes, we did get another 3 inches of snow - BUT - it covered up all the dirt on the old snow and was the soft, sparkly kind. :D

Yes, my mouse decided to crap out on me - BUT I found an old one that actually works better. :D

Yes, Fang threw up three times today - BUT he yowled loud enough before each time so I could find it without stepping in it first. :D

I guess it's just a matter of perspective...

Hmmm

Jan. 7th, 2010 07:06 pm
ostarella: (Joy)
Have to admit, today it took some thought to come up with my "positive thing". It was a day of problems.

However!

Yes, we did get another 3 inches of snow - BUT - it covered up all the dirt on the old snow and was the soft, sparkly kind. :D

Yes, my mouse decided to crap out on me - BUT I found an old one that actually works better. :D

Yes, Fang threw up three times today - BUT he yowled loud enough before each time so I could find it without stepping in it first. :D

I guess it's just a matter of perspective...
ostarella: (Joy)
My Christmas tree is still up - will probably take it down today or tomorrow, but I kinda like it up. (So does Fang, who has so far only knocked one of the balls off and broken one light bulb). It sits in front of the bay window on the east side of the dining room, so the morning sun hits it. I can see the sun in almost every ball, and the tinsel and garlands reflect the light and if you look at just the right angle, you can see the light reflections in the window and it looks like all the lights are on.

So yeah. It may stay up a lot longer. :D

(Hell, some years I actually take it down in time to put it back up again...)
ostarella: (Joy)
My Christmas tree is still up - will probably take it down today or tomorrow, but I kinda like it up. (So does Fang, who has so far only knocked one of the balls off and broken one light bulb). It sits in front of the bay window on the east side of the dining room, so the morning sun hits it. I can see the sun in almost every ball, and the tinsel and garlands reflect the light and if you look at just the right angle, you can see the light reflections in the window and it looks like all the lights are on.

So yeah. It may stay up a lot longer. :D

(Hell, some years I actually take it down in time to put it back up again...)
ostarella: (Joy)
Yes! Because although I didn't get some stuff done yet, I did make much more headway than I thought I would on others - and that's a big feeling of accomplishment :D
ostarella: (Joy)
Yes! Because although I didn't get some stuff done yet, I did make much more headway than I thought I would on others - and that's a big feeling of accomplishment :D
ostarella: (Joy)
In harmony with yesterday's post about backing away, I've decided that each day I will find at least one thing to be happy about and post it here. And I invite anyone else to do the same. Doesn't have to be earth-shattering (although "The sun came up" might get a little repetitious :D) but any thing that you saw, heard, experienced that was good. And it might be a good idea (ha! see - there's one already ;-)) to stay away from things that have a tendency toward negative - like politics. Make it personal, for you.

So - my nice thing for today.

Fang, laying on my lap, curled into a little ball, with Petey and Muffy sleeping soundly on the couch. They feel safe, secure and loved. And it's nice that I can do that for them.
ostarella: (Joy)
In harmony with yesterday's post about backing away, I've decided that each day I will find at least one thing to be happy about and post it here. And I invite anyone else to do the same. Doesn't have to be earth-shattering (although "The sun came up" might get a little repetitious :D) but any thing that you saw, heard, experienced that was good. And it might be a good idea (ha! see - there's one already ;-)) to stay away from things that have a tendency toward negative - like politics. Make it personal, for you.

So - my nice thing for today.

Fang, laying on my lap, curled into a little ball, with Petey and Muffy sleeping soundly on the couch. They feel safe, secure and loved. And it's nice that I can do that for them.

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