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5th-Apr-2009 04:59 pm - I need something to during breaks from essay writing!
appalling_cynicism: (Words fail me)
Stealing a meme from [ profile] liquid_courage.
Pick one of my icons here and I'll write you a drabble based on said icon. Include pairing if you like. If you choose a non-fannish icon, tell me what character/fandom you'd like it to apply to.
4th-Mar-2009 11:31 am - Let's be clear, this is not me procrastinating...
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Memey )

I wish I hadn't let H borrow my Wiimotes. Today is a perfect Twilight Princess kind of day. Or Mario Kart. Mario Kart is also good. Instead I just have J's Xbox 360 with Halo 2. I love playing it on co-op mode, but am less fond of it one playered. It is still fun, though.

Richard Hammond picspam, with some bonus John Oliver and Stephen Colbert. )
21st-Dec-2008 10:22 pm - Day 6
appalling_cynicism: (Vivacious but wooden)
Strangers With Candy! Patently ridiculous with a side of younger!Stephen means there is nothing not to love about this show.

Icing biccies and decorating them with heaps of lollies and sprinkles, and building my gingerbread house. I haven't decorated it yet, but it hasn't collapsed either.

Oh! Finding $20!

Roast dinners with friends and family.

I am realising how much of my holiday happiness comes down to food and escapism through television and books. Oh, and TDS/TCR correspondents. I don't know what to think about this.
20th-Dec-2008 10:18 pm - Days 5 and 6
appalling_cynicism: (In fact he danced two hundred years befo)
So I may have spent last night watching movies with my parents last night instead of doing this. I am good with this. Also, this is one of yesterday's things that made me happy.

Another thing is that I spent yesterday lounging around in my pjs reading Matthew Reilly books. They are highly addictive with their hyper-paced action and implausible plots.

I really can't remember anything else from yesterday, I didn't really do much.

Today I had a ball vacuuming in my t-shirt and undies, iPod cranked up, dancing and singing along at the top of my lungs.

Finally listening to my podcast of The Bugle made me happy. It involves John Oliver, of course it made me happy. Andy Zaltzman is also awesome, but there will always be a special place in my heart for John. On a related note, setting this picture as my new desktop image ). Why yes, it is a picture of John Oliver.

Storm! Better still, hail storm! It was amazing.

Oh! Falling over and managing not to spill any of the cashews in the bowl I was carrying. This was a rare feat for me, I tend to do as much damage as humanly possible with my clumsiness.
18th-Dec-2008 11:16 pm - Day 4!
appalling_cynicism: (Sometimes circumstances conspire...)
Things that made me happy today were few and far between. The things that managed it are:

*Finding out my new laptop has a camera and using Skype to talk to my friend overseas. E-mail and chatting are good, but there was some amazing about actually seeing her.

*Talking to my little cousin on the phone. He is a crack up.


*Stealing my sister's room while she is in NZ so I can use her air cooler.

Okay, today has been a fairly bad day of throwing up and it being hot. I think more sleep may be in order.
18th-Dec-2008 12:25 am - Day 3 some more.
appalling_cynicism: (My dream woman)
Oh my God! Kate Walsh got a hair cut and looks even hotter! I did not think it could be done! I need to stop using exclamation marks! This does necessitate some picspam, I think. Admittedly only one of them has gorgeous new super red hair, but she is stunning regardless.

...I want her so badly.

Again with the Kate. )
17th-Dec-2008 09:08 pm - Day 3!
appalling_cynicism: (Mmmm)
Today was kind of fantastic. Mum and I went for morning tea with an old friend and her mum. D and I have one of those friendships where it doesn't really matter how long it has been, we always find something to talk about. It is easier now than ever, her daughter is gorgeous, if a little whingy.

Gingerbread men cookie cutters!

Scrapbooking is brilliant. I'm putting together a 21st pressie for one of my favourite people in the world. It has made me realise that I have almost no photos if myself because I am usually the one with the camera.

In things that don't make me happy, why must all my crushes be either fictional, someone I'm never ever going to meet, and/or twice my age? Actually, there is one exception but he is one of my favourite people's best friends. That puts him strictly off limits, if there was any chance he'd be interested in me anyway.
16th-Dec-2008 09:03 pm - More John Oliver + things that make me happy day 3
appalling_cynicism: (Beautiful)
I am so doing Stephen next. I love him and want to marry him despite the fact he is already married with children and twice my age.

Two more piccies )

And yes, John Oliver and Stephen Colbert are still on the list of things that make me happy. I only have limited music, so the Colbert Christmas Special soundtrack has been on high rotation.

Hugs make me happy. Hugs from people I haven't seen in 8 months makes me really happy.

Japanese curry makes me happy because it is so delicious and easy as to cook. Earning brownie points for making dinner makes it even better.

H, my other little sister, makes me happy.

An afternoon spent cleaning the house in my t-shirt and undies with my music cranked right the hell up was surprisingly fun.
15th-Dec-2008 08:43 pm - Day 2 of things that make me happy
appalling_cynicism: (The solution to life's problems)
Today, [ profile] broncobabe007 made me happy by posting all my stuff for me when I had to go do the family lunch thing. We had a lovely morning of card writing, and she did the hard yards at the post office because she is awesome. Also, I will give you money when I see you tomorrow.

Family lunches make me happy. I had a yummy lunch of chicken and salad sandwiches with my aunt and cousin. Well, more like 4th cousin and her son. Well, her son who insists I'm his girlfriend. I love him because he is adorable.

Gingerbread and making plans to build a house out of it. I will most likely post pictures of it, you know, unless it turns out atrociously. That is a very real possibility, this will be my first one after all.

Kittens! Our neighbour's big fluff ball of a cat has given birth to adorable little kittens.

Tripod. I haven't been about to get 'Fabian' out of my head all bloody day. This would usually be annoying, but it is such a fun song that I just can't bring myself to not love it.

The assorted friends and family that I just run into when I am down town in Bilo. I miss that when I am in Brisbane.

I found out that an old friend who I haven't seen in yonks has applied for the JET program as well. I really can't explain why this one makes me happy, but it does.
14th-Dec-2008 01:22 pm - Tagged by [profile] broncobabe007
appalling_cynicism: (Hippie chicks rock)
The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.

We had a massive storm last night and lost power for an hour. In order to amuse ourselves, Mum, Dad, and I played Up and Down the River by candlelight. It was ridiculously fun.

I am happy that I now have a ridiculously big pile of iced sugar cookies to start distributing as gifts.

People keep lending me awesome books. This is a very good thing because I don't have hot and cold running access to a laptop anymore and am going through books like there is no tomorrow.

I may have lost almost all of my music, but I still have my Tripod Christmas album, my Colbert Christmas Special soundtrack, my Seussical Jr soundtrack, and my two Takarazuka soundtracks.

Lemon Calippos. That is all.

ETA: I am also grateful for the existence of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Seriously, I want to marry about half the correspondents.
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