Here's the list of the BPAL I have as of July 2009. I'll try to update this when I get new stuff, but I really can't promise anything. I didn't really put the accurate levels of oil in the imps and decants because it'd take forever, but I can easily let anyone know. And I'll try to do something about the order soon.
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Sigh. Besides the fail posts, I can't believe <lj user="opalcat"> still has a vice grip on moderation over there. I wonder if she'll ever give it up.
In other news, I caved and bought more BPAL. And then promptly had some stuff come up and now I can't afford my medication until Thursday. Whoops! Gah I feel like an idiot. So far my decants from dark delicacies has arrived, as well as my Fenris Wolf v2 prototype. Is it just me or is pretty much everything BPAL makes for darkdel of really, really good quality? Not that they make bad-quality stuff, but I've met very few darkdel blends that didn't blow me away. Except Gore-Shock. It smells...disturbingly exactly like the description. I'd rather not smell like charred pork and metal, but it's a nice novelty scent at least.
Sigh. Less than a month until going back to the grind. I'm not sure how to feel. This'll be my first and hopefully last semester as a "super-senior". I just wanna get it over with.
I think she regresses to an earlier age at night and thinks she's nursing or something, because she'll kinda do this half lick/suckle thing for awhile (whle kneeding my face usually) before she starts nibbling. I thought it was kinda cute, but those pointy little kitten teeth hurt a bit after awhile. I've started to sleep with a scarf or blanket around my neck, heh. I've had toe-biting kittens before, but never wannabe-vampires.
Oh, and because I keep forgetting, here's pics of them - ( Read more...Collapse )
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I love that the exterior is textured with a matte finish, unlike the majority of others that have a glossy finish. No more fingerprints! The coloring is great too. I caved and got mine in pink. There is actually a little bit of sparkle in the finish, which I coudn't see from the online pictures of it A pink chrome hinge and pink power button are nice touches. I'm sure the other colors look great too.
My favorite features are the keyboard and touch pads. I have very long fingers for a girl and a lot of keyboards on existing netbooks were far too small for comfort, or had awkward placing of the shift key. This one has keys that are (or close to) full size and in the "chiclet" style like a macbook. The typing experience is great - I think I could type term papers on this with ease. Also the touch pad is full laptop size. It's actually wider than the one on my 17" Toshiba laptop. I've had absolutely no hand cramping issues so far.
So yeah, if anyone out there is in the market for an ultraportable computing experience, I'd reccomend the Toshiba NB205. Especially if you're a large-handed person like me, who plans to type on it a lot :)
Besides kitten caring I haven't been up to too much. In fact I've been feeling rather low. I don't really like it, but whenever I start to slide back into depression I start to crave retail therapy something fierce. After a several month long BPAL hiatus, I really really want to try some of the new stuff I've missed. I'd also love to upgrade some computer parts. I really need to be careful not to spend too much though, as I still need to buy textbooks in the fall and pay for Jack and Jill's spay/neuter.
One thing that's usually free for me, by virtue of working in a library, is reading. Whatever we don't have I can almost certainly interloan. This summer has been the "summer of vampires" for me. I dunno how I started it - I think it may have been from picking up "Vampire Academy" after having seen it circulate a lot in YA. I read and loved that series, and have gone through several more YA series and a few more adult-oriented books. I've been sticking to the relatively modern and haven't hit the more 'classic' Vampire fic (though I have, of course, read Dracula). I must say it's been a fun ride. YA fantsy fiction is such a guilty pleasure of mine and I love it when new ones come in.
Anyone got any further reccomendations?
Speaking of meager earnings, I decided a Macbook is way too much to afford right now even if I manage to put it on credit. I'd love one, but the one I want is fairly expensive for a laptop. My current computer is fine and I don't need a powerhouse to take notes with in class. I have a 17" laptop (my main computer) that I was using for that, but it simply became WAY too much to lug around and was killing my already-weakened shoulder. Soo, after a long time thinking about it, I ordered one of these.
10", very light and portable, and a very impressive battery life. Also probably the girliest looking thing I've ever bought, but hey, sometimes pink is endearing. It came to about $400 and should be here sometime this week. I'm excited! No more breaking my back just to type my notes and schoolwork on the go.
On the downside, this all is killing my money supply. Bleh. At least I'm getting a bit of a raise this month.
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I learned via my sister that a group of her friends saw a woman attempting to sell some kittens. When they came back out, the kittens were in a trash can and the woman was gone. None of them were allowed to take them home and they were super reluctant to abandon them to their fates at the municipal shelter.
Like the soft-hearted idiot I am, I agreed to take them as foster kittens for now. They are sooo tiny! I dunno if the exact story of their origin is true, but when the kids dropped them off I could definitely tell they cared.
They were dubbed Blackjack and Jillybean (Jack and Jill) and look to me to be about 8-9 weeks old. Definitely old enough to eat solid food (and boy did they jump for it!). SUPER SUPER active and playful, and overall healthy seeming. Though I'm definitely going to call the vet on Monday. They're way too young/small to be fixed but probably old enough for vaccinations and worming if they need it. I have some Capstar here at home for fleas but I'm not certain yet if they're old enough to take it.
My father is going to murder me when he gets back in town. Gahh.
I did start running Linux on a desktop computer with some lovingly used hardware. That was entertaining for awhile too, but I don't really know where to go with that either. At least it lets me pointlessly multitask better.
I just feel restless. I want to finish this degree already so I can move on to something different. My life has been stagnant for far too long and I'm really sick of it.
I can definitely say thay it's a bit sad for me to see a whole bunch of my HS peers graduating this semester. I feel like if I'd played my cards better I would've been joining them. It's a silly thing to beat myself up over since I couldn't have forseen the hospitalization/medical issues that arose in late 2007, but still. I guess the 'bright side' of it is that I won't be immediately thrust onto a bleak job market, and I have more time to plan what I want to do for graduate studies.
I still have a job, albeit part time, and my parents are still putting up with me. I've been getting pretty good grades. I guess that's something to be grateful for at least, no?
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