cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: happy celebration)
Today is [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and my six month anniversary. Six months! I wish I could explain how this feels like the longest, yet shortest, time I've ever been with someone, but I'm afraid it will come out in an insulting manner. Suffice it to say, I'm the happiest I've been in a long time. Meeting Trevor, and being introduced to his friends and accepted by them has been a real self-esteem boost. It's nice to be treated like an adult and hold adult conversations without being condescended to. (I mean, I don't get some of it just because of the generation gaps involved, but everyone's perfectly happy to explain things to me without being mean about it. Plus, I love hearing some of the stories people have. :D)

I really think I owe [livejournal.com profile] bluemoon_991 a debt of gratitude for introducing us. I mean, I obviously also owe Pepito and his little friends a few debts as well, but that's not quite safe for open posts. :P

It's amazing how things can change in half a year. I've met a wonderful guy, and even though things moved a bit faster than we'd both have liked, we're still stable and going strong. He's willing to rub my feet after a long day at work, and I'm willing to make (or buy) him dinner. We're pretty good together.

I love you, baby. Thanks for being wonderful.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
I saw Watchmen yesterday. Everything I'd say about it has been said before, honestly, so let's just leave it as "omg WIN". It was pretty in IMAX, although the magnificent cerulean wang was kind of excessively large. I thought the gore and nudity was a bit gratuitous, and spoiler for those who never read the comic ). Overall, though, despite it not being a Happy Funtime Movie, I greatly enjoyed it--but we all know I have a Thing for shades of grey in fiction.

I have work this evening, which will be kind of ten times better 'cause I actually have shoes that will support my feet! I'm strangely sore all over, though--when I take my Imitrex, I also take three Aleve with it, to simulate the... uh, I forget the name of the New Migraine Uber-Drug, but it's naproxin and Imitrex, so it's the same thing for cheaper.

Anyway. After three Aleve, the knot at the base of my skull shouldn't hurt anymore. It's been bothering me for a while now, but I thought the Aleve would make it less cranky. Really, all I want now is a muscle relaxant and a professional massage. [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin gives great massages and knows how to work knots out of my muscles, but it's gotten to the point where I can't, in good conscience, ask him to keep doing that kind of thing--it involves a lot of work and by the time we head to bed, he's too tired to work on that knot the way I seem to need.

....lol, magnificent cerulean wang
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (me: sketti monster n capitano)
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: .....
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: There is going to be a Star Trek fragrance.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Guess what it's called.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Scenterprise?
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Deep Scent 9?
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Star Trek: The Next Gener-spray-tion?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Worse.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Spritzley Crusher?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Red Shirt.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Smelling like dead team members = TOTALLY HOT
Kirk... conquersthegalaxy... while wearing... RED SHIRT )

Red Shirt: the fragrance!
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
I love watching West Wing, especially with [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin. I learn so much, am reminded of a lot from my Government class, and I get treated to great acting.

Also, the episode I'm watching now has Traylor Howard in it--the actress that plays Natalie from Monk. AKA, [livejournal.com profile] frustrated_asst. Whee. She's so good as a reporter.

[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin made delicious burgers--we had some for both dinner last night and lunch this morning. (It was more brunch, but whatever.) When my boyfriend decides to cook, it is full of epicsauce and win.

There's D&D tonight. If anyone is interested in my 4e character--an Eladrin Star Pact Warlock--I will type up her sheet and do occasional updates.

The boy and I had a great weekend. [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot and [livejournal.com profile] psywildfire went to visit a friend in DC, so the house was empty. I love my roommate dearly, and I sincerely adore Saber, but sometimes it's nice to have time with the person you love, ya know? It was an early Valentine's Day gift.

Is anyone else interested in celebrating Samurai Day instead of Valentine's Day? It's been a tradition with a couple of friends of mine for ages. Forgo the sappy stuff and watch some great samurai flicks. This year, [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and I are going to watch some Samurai Jack, which got approval from [livejournal.com profile] typobot, who had the idea in the first place. We'll still be exchanging gifts and what not (hell, I couldn't wait and gave the boy his already!), but cuddling and samurai just... kind of go together. :P

I have some BPAL I'm not interested in. Is anyone interested in seeing a list of what I've got and either trading for/buying it from me? I have two bottles and a handful of imps (somewhere on the coffee table). I don't have any LUSH products up for trade at the moment, but I'll check my stash sometime soon and see if I've changed my mind.

Okay, need to watch West Wing now. Catch you guys later.

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (me: sketti monster n capitano)
Quoted from [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin:

So, see, here's the thing. Circuit City -- you know Circuit City, they used to be an electronics chain -- is going out of business. So, having been looking into the idea of getting an HDTV for some time, I went out to Monroeville on Saturday with [livejournal.com profile] psywildfire and [livejournal.com profile] cassildra (and WF picked up [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot and [livejournal.com profile] evil_dr_reef along the way) to see if they had already started any kind of liquidation deals.

Well... they had. And there was a deal that I couldn't pass up: a 40" 1080p Toshiba flat-screen for $750 (regular price $900), and 20% off the new TV stand I bought because I needed the extra space for all the electronics that had been living on top of the old TV.


SO. SHINY. Rock Band in HD is pretty much orgasm inducing.

I also learned how to play bridge tonight, and I picked up basic bidding/passing pretty fast. So... maybe next KoL meet, I'll be begging for a game!

I'm a little disappointed that CC didn't have any DSes in stock, because there was a 20% discount on games and that would have been $104 plus tax. Ah well, I got an SDHC card, and while it's only 8GB/class two, I'm going to return the 16GB/class 6 card I SHREDDED for a new one. I need to be moar patient.

Unfortunately, the liquidators will be hitting CC tomorrow and resetting all prices back to MSRP - 5%, so today was the day to buy. I don't know how it is anywhere else in the city/state/country, so check the CC nearest you if you're interested.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
While I love my mother and hanging out with her, and I love Magee, the 0 level has so much lead in the walls from the CT suite and Radiation that it is impossible to connect to their wireless. Ergo, I'm writing this in Word while I chill with my mother at work.

Today has been fairly good, and pretty productive. I bought myself bus tickets so I don't have to fuss with cash, picked up a few things at Geagle, donated blood, and had lunch with mom. I'm probably going to head home soon, though—there's a mountain of dishes waiting for me, and I'm sure if I looked I could find something else that needed done before TND.

Okay, apparently Toys R Us is selling netbooks. -eyes the nurse warily- I don't think it quite sciences, but what do I know?

I started playing with my OKCupid account, filling it out and the like, and as soon as I'd added a picture, I started getting more IM s and messages than before. Granted, my profile kind of reads like a stereotypical Hot Bi Babe's, but it just kind of amazes me how little people will read before they message you. Also, I got messaged by a 50+ guy from North Carolina, which was kind of creepy. Dude was my parents' age and he wanted to talk about being poly and various kinks. I need to take [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's advice and put something on the profile about “anyone over 35 is too creepy, kthxbai!”

Eh, I don't know if I want to go home yet. It's supposed to be nasty outside, and ew, freezing rain. I know I've got to deal with it eventually, but I don't want to move yet. My head feels weird, anyway. It's the first time I've donated blood since my migraines returned, so I'm still getting used to the sensations.

Speaking of donating, I got a free water bottle today! I was jazzed. Little things amuse me.

I almost forgot to tell you guys. I have the best boyfriend ever! He brought me 6 cupcakes from Geagle, put one candle in each, lit them, and presented it to me. It was so unexpected—hell, I thought we'd done all of our celebrating this weekend!--but so sweet. I'm so lucky.

And now I'm at Chez Strobel playing PitchCar, so I need to get going. Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys. It was an awesome birthday weekend.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: happy celebration)
Today is my birthday. I don't say this because I want/demand well-wishes, but because I am amazed at the fact that this is the first birthday I've had in ages where I'm excited to have my own special day. Hell, it's been a special weekend! I've documented Saturday, and yesterday was so hectic I didn't really take the time to post (which feels weird, but even when you're in the habit of things, sometimes you forget/are too busy to do said thing).

Yesterday was a great day. [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and I woke up in time to shower and head to Oakland. We met up with [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot to hit Phantom of the Attic. I needed more dice, and found some very pretty ones (the clear with black!). I also got some mini dice, because I'm addicted to them. I resisted temptation and did not pick up WoD books--Asylum, Urban Legends, and Ghost Stories were begging me, as was Call of Cthulhu 4th edition.

Then we met up with [livejournal.com profile] nierfenhimer and another friend, and I went to Lu Lu's Noodles for the first time. Then, we hit the Natural History Museum and wandered around until exhaustion.

[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin bought a copy of the game PitchCar, which is rare and out of print. That game is so much fun. Flicking little wooden discs around a track is surprisingly awesome!

Then there was gaming, and I ended up with a migraine. Luckily, after I decided to stop sucking and take my Imitrex, I felt much better. We killed an adolescent black dragon, omg, it was awesome.

Then there were cuddles. I ended up so tired at one point that I started to thank [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin for a long list of being awesome while he was sleeping next to me. I can't remember half of what I said, or why I did it while I knew he was asleep, but I managed to get a lot of cheesy "thank you for x" statements out that I've wanted to say for a while.

Unfortunately, the night wasn't nearly as pleasant as the day. I ended up having some terrible nightmares about zombies and losing all of my friends and being alone. It was terrible. Luckily, I had a [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin to cuddle me until I felt better.

Laundry's in the washer, and since it's laundry day and my birthday, I am hanging out in PJs today. Despite being tired from tossing and turning, today's been awesome.

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
Eddie Izzard is my personal hero for today.

In other news, last night, [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and I went to his holiday party gala. There was a [livejournal.com profile] valancy17, hors d'oeuvres, an obnoxious DJ, good food, and gambling with fake money. I won the maximum number of tickets (plus extra 'cause we ran out of chips and I kept giving

Prom-esque picture behind cut )

All in all, it was a good time, and I got glitter everywhere :D

I have the best boyfriend ever, by the way. He bought me the only White Wolf core book I don't have in deadtree, Hunter: the Vigil. He also took me to Target and bought me my first Transformer, Blackarachnia from the Animated Series. I continued my Mighty Muggs collection, which started with Mace Windu. Today, I bought Dr. Doom, Snake Eyes, and Cobra Commander. It is my mission in life to freak [livejournal.com profile] nerdboyhimself and [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot out with these things. I think they're adorable. <3

I'm currently sitting at [livejournal.com profile] sk4p's house (aka The Palace) playing Dominion and wondering what the hell I did to my left elbow. It hurts to move the damn thing. O_o

Here's hoping that the year so far looks up! I'm not very excited for my birthday 'cause, well, turning 24 means that I'm just getting a year older, and I don't expect (or want) any more presents. I think I know what my parents are doing for my birthday (I really need a decent SDHC card, and I showed Mom the one I wanted on newegg.) I just want hugs at TND, if you feel the need to do anything, y'all.

And now I'm going to pay attention to my game. <3

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: ri-god-damn-diculous!)
Dad took rent money out of my account yesterday, which infuriated me, because I told him at the beginning of last month that I was moving out. He said he'd put it back since I called my mother to talk to her, but then, I got an email this morning...

I am glad you called yesterday. Your dad is on one of those kicks where everyone needs to call me every holiday. Don't ask me where he is coming from. He says he will put your money back when you come and get your stuff. You know if it were up to me, I would not care. We could box the stuff up and leave it in that room, but he is such an a_ _. I pray your new year will be the best one yet for you and Trevor too. He told me he would take care of you, and I believe he will. Have fun at your party tonight. I have 1 small box and 2 boxes paper comes in. Call and let me know when you are coming, I have some kraut & pork for you. Can't wait to see you on Tuesday!!


A conversation I just had with my boyfriend:

[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I really am pretty certain that I won't see that money.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Not even when we get your stuff out?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I never told you about the $2000, did I?
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: No. No, you didn't.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Oh, yeah. When I first got disability, I got a little over $2k in back pay. I can't have that much money in an account, or else I lose the disability.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: So I was stupid and trusting, and had Dad put the money into cashier's checks, and put them in his safe deposit box.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Fast forward to two years ago. I tell Dad I'm moving out, and ask for the money. He says that he'd used it for taxes after he'd asked me, and he gave me the impression that he'd never pay me back.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I may have said yes. I do have gaps in my memory.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I would have, however, made sure that he would have paid me back.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: That's a lot of money I'll never see.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I've been trying to move out for at least two years, and he's always managed to block me before. I think that's why he's so angry, because he lost his "control" over me.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: How has he "blocked" you?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: The first time he took the money that was mine, that I was relying on, to move to Virginia with a friend. Other times just fell through and/or he made me feel guilty for leaving Mom.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: He's mad that he's lost his little Cinderella.

And yes, once, while he was drunk and Mom dared to go off and have a good time with her sisters and not be miserable at home with him, he did tell me that I was his Cinderella.

It's been requested that I find something else to do, so I think today will be my re-entry into Milliways. I think I can channel Faye this afternoon, at least for a bit.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: tea)
Ugh. I woke up an hour and 15 minutes later than usual, which threw my schedule into a tizzy. It sounds weird, but holy crap, I had planned on doing two loads of laundry and a few more dishes, but apparently not. My brain is complaining about getting up at all.

Neither [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin nor I have been sleeping well lately. I don't know what's up with him, but I think mine is partially because I have that whole empathic thing going on, and he's just not sleeping. I'm trying to pull all of his restlessness, because I have the option of sleeping in and he doesn't. If I can work things right, I'll have managed to pull 99% of it by this weekend. That's saying it doesn't go away on its own, of course.

I played a couple of new games last night--Primordial Soup and Pandemic. (Links go to Wikipedia, since BoardGameGeek is down as of writing this.) Soup took me a bit to get used to, because of the way the strategy works. Pandemic is a deeply intense, nerve-wracking, AWESOME game of cooperation. However, it's so intense that I ended up dreaming about playing it in bed. Weird dreams, yo.

It has been determined that I am the female [livejournal.com profile] jameel, for better or worse. I think that it's awesome and hope that it doesn't squick my boyfriend TOO badly. ;D

...Illyana has been in a weird mood lately. She usually scratches at things to get attention during the day, but chills out for the most part at night. The past couple of nights, though, she's been demanding attention from [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and I. It got so bad the night before last that we had to kick her out of the bedroom--and she STILL spent the night scratching at the door. I don't know what's going on with her. She doesn't need her nails to be clipped, because that was taken care of last night, and she still went wild. ...And now she's tearing around the house. This is my first experience in living with cats, so I'm not sure if she's going nuts or if something's setting her off.

I am going to stop rambling now and start reading Mage: the Awakening in preparation for the endgame on the Mods. --although, remind me, isn't there a technical name for a soul-jar, and if so, what is it?

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
I can't get an internet connection here at AJ Polumbo, so I'm writing this in OpenOffice. I'm here watching the lovely and intelligent [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot walk across the stage. Unfortunately, she was in the first group that was announced, so ... I've been playing solitaire and clapping politely since. I know it's rude, but I came for [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot, my dear friend, and I don't know anyone else here. >:(

I'm sitting here with [livejournal.com profile] nierfenheimer, [livejournal.com profile] bluemoon_991, [livejournal.com profile] caity_love, and [livejournal.com profile] evil_dr_reef. We're all just hanging out in the top right corner of the top tier of the AJ Polumbo seating. We were silly and cheered when we heard [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot's name being called. Her face lit up. I'm so glad we can be here for her.

Next up, we're going to hit a coffee shop and then some random dude's house to avoid [livejournal.com profile] saberpilot's evil dad. It's not my story to tell, so I won't, but suffice it to say—as much as I bitch about my dad, hers is far, far worse. People are stupid and evil.

I think that I'm just going to keep writing about things that make me happy, beyond the end of that meme. Yesterday made me happy, despite my angsty post. I got reminded that people care about me and love me, and that they're willing to help me. I have a boyfriend who is willing to bend over backwards for me. I have people who are willing to get me help with my terrible math skills. I am truly blessed, by whatever deities exist, because these people are in my life. I'm blessed because I know all of you.

It's kind of neat to be able to write this on my laptop. Inanna is so light and easy to use. I love my Eee.

....oh dear, they're talking about visiting the statue of Scary Jesus on the Duquesne campus. Why are we so fucked up? My friends are fucked up. I will find a picture of the statue later on, if anyone wants.

Inanna seems to have better battery power when there's no wireless involved. It makes sense, but i'm amazed at the difference it makes.

Haha, ftw, I just pounded [livejournal.com profile] bluemoon_991 and [livejournal.com profile] caity_love within a minute of each other. Haaawt.

I am exceedingly tired. For some reason, I jolted awake around 03:45, and was restless for about a half hour afterward. I'm just glad I didn't wake [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin--he's been sleeping poorly enough as it is lately. Thank goodness tomorrow is Saturday. Maybe he'll be able to sleep in a bit.

We're suddenly talking about tea, hold on, I need to pay attention to this. I really want tea. Caffeiiiiine.

Okay, I'm down to one bar on Inanna, so I'm going to save and shut her down. There's almost a page of bullshit here, anyway.

ETA: This is me being sleep deprived. :D
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (lolz: talk nerdy to me)
Day whatever of that 'what made you happy' meme.

Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin took the day off work, since it was the day after his birthday. There was West Wing, cuddles, and some delicious Red Robin. [livejournal.com profile] psywildfire and [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's friend came over, we got him hooked on Dominion, and we watched Heroes. I called the spoiler ) I'm awesome.

I slept forever today. Oh man, my head was POUNDING. I felt better in time to go to TND, which was awesome, because [livejournal.com profile] sk4p brought HIS Dominion set, and [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin of course had HIS... There were two games going at once. It was great.

Now there is more West Wing. My boyfriend has me hooked on Sorkin. Le sigh~

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
Meme thing:

Yesterday I got cuddles. I like cuddles. They make me happy. I also got to go to [livejournal.com profile] valancy17's Christmas party, which was awesome. [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and I watched more West Wing, and it was crackalicious and awesome and augh I need to watch episode 2.02 asap.

In other news:

[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin finally discovered that Noah Wyle looks like Nathan Fillion today, while we're watching part of The Librarian series. I am amused.

Anyway, it's [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's birthday, so I'm going to go hang out with him. Have a great day, everyone.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
So part ... four, I think, of that meme.

Last night was date night! [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin and I went to Max & Erma's for dinner, before we got a text from [livejournal.com profile] fiannaharpar, inviting us to meet her, [livejournal.com profile] lrstrobel, and the little one for ice cream ~9. We finished up at the restaurant around 7:40, and went to hang out at the Barnes and Noble at the Waterworks. They were at the theater watching Bolt, see.

But, yeah, we wasted time there, lusted over various DVDs that [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin couldn't get because of the Moratorium, and minorly broke [livejournal.com profile] fiannaharpar by showing her The Beatles and Philosophy. Then it was off to King's for dessert!

Mind you, I'd had a Godiva Chocolate Peppermintini with dinner, and since I have no alcohol tolerance whatsoever, I was extremely giggly. When we got to King's for dessert, I decided that damn it, I was going to get a chocolate overload! So I ordered a chocolate milk to start, and then got the Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Cake with a Frownie. I didn't even make it through the ice cream and cake! I hit the chocolate wall with about three bites to go. :(

And then we came home, played on our computers, and ended up having a long, important conversation. Last night was good!

Today's plan involves going to Giant Eagle and then hitting [livejournal.com profile] valancy17's winter holiday party. There will probably be a bit of cleaning as well, seeing as tomorrow is [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's birthday party!

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (sailor moon: usagi sleeping)
Between coughing my lungs out and my right breast being exceedingly itchy, I've been awake more-or-less since [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin left for work this morning. Nosir, I don't like it, and ergo will probably be dozing off and on for the rest of the day.

I played a neat little game last night called "Black Death". I got a bit cranky because omg, Messina wasn't a city on the board, but that was my inner bitchy historian talking more than anything else. It's a fun game, and even though I tied for last, I was in the lead there for a while--until [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin hedged me in, leaving me in fucking Lubosk with no way out. There are no friends in gaming, just people you're temporarily letting slide.

My mother is apparently getting antsy about Christmas dinner, and has gotten my brother to ask me about when the boy and I are going over. :/ If she was so upset over it, why didn't she call or email? It isn't like I would have had an answer for her anyway, but the principle of it... blah. I guess this means that we need to talk about Christmas plans, [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin.

Oh right, that meme thing. Day three. What made me happy...

I got to play a game called Black Death. I also got to throw a necromancer at my boyfriend a few times before he refused to give the plush back to me (probably because I was threatening to give the toy more lovin's than him last night. I was a bit cranky.)

And now, I am going to try and sleep again, because ugh.

oh, remember Alex, those of you who were around when my brother got married? The guy who told me, the day before the wedding, that he couldn't go because his mommy thought he had too much schoolwork? He left me a message on Facebook. I'm debating not answering him at all, because, damn, acting like nothing happened two years later? Not kosher, dude. There's a reason I stopped talking to the kid.

Seriously going to crash now. Laters.

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cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (firefly: curse your sudden)
I've used computers literally as long as I can remember. I vaguely remember using a DOS machine to play the original version of Sid Meier's Pirates! around age 5. I didn't know what I was doing, but the graphics were pretty and omg color! Not that I remember how to use DOS, but the point here is kind of moot.

I've used Microsoft products since the beginning, except for a brief stint in elementary schools when Apple was still the king of education machines. It took me a bit to get used to using Mac OSX when I was messing around on [livejournal.com profile] chapelski's computer, but it came to me quickly enough.

Windows, in its infinite (?) glory, never really seems to make any radical changes to how it works. Oh, sure, a lot of the back-end stuff that the user rarely sees changes, which forces hardware and software companies to scramble around and change stuff on their end, but the user doesn't have much of a learning curve when it comes to installing the latest WinOS. (Granted, I haven't played with Vista much--if at all--but from what I hear, it's basically XP with the neat little Mac OS thingy at the bottom. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.)

Now, we come to the Eee PC and Linux.

The OS on this thing is incredibly easy to use. It involves looking at icons, choosing which you'd like to use, and clicking. If what you want isn't on that specific tab, well, there are more options at the top of the display. Really, you'd have to be an idiot to not find what you wanted (as long as it was pre-installed, of course).

However.

I've been spoiled in a lot of ways. I tend to jump into things feet first, never reading the manual, because--shit, dude, I've been playing with computers all my life! Why should I stop and read the fucking manual? Pfft.

Now, however, I'm finding with the Eee and Linux in general, I tend to need Shroud on so I can look things up as I go. I'm so afraid of breaking something that I double, sometimes triple check what I'm doing (and I ask [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin all sorts of stupid questions along the way, let me assure you). Linux doesn't exactly intimidate me--in fact, I rather like the advanced setup [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin has on his Eee, and hope to have that figured out by the end of the week (with lots of help, of course). I guess I'm just kind of saying that while I'm comfortable using the OS as-is, I'd like the advanced set-up a lot better. It doesn't hurt that it reminds me of Windows XP.

I don't think I'm computer illiterate. In fact, I've been called on more than once to use my (somewhat questionable) tech skills to troubleshoot someone's problem. I think what I'm trying to say is that I am excited to learn more about Linux and how it works, and I won't be intimidated by something as silly as this (kind of) idiot-proof interface I've got going right now.

In other news, I was tagged to do a meme: For 8 days, post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same. I'm going to do things a bit differently, though--since I tend to blog in the morning, I will mention something that made me happy the day before. I also don't feel like tagging anyone specific, because I know my flist--if they want to do it, they will. If not, they won't.

Anyway. Thing that made me happy yesterday.

Apart from the usual waking-up-next-to-my-love thing, yesterday was Tuesday Night Dinner. I tend to enjoy TND as a way to hang out with a group of people who are a lot of fun, and who have accepted me for who (and what) I am, quickly and painlessly. Plus, I got to play Fluxx while playing on my new computer, and I got to watch a group of people play Dominion for the first time. :D

I also got my new computer, [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's Christmas and birthday gifts, and gave him his birthday present. (For the record, it was the Kung Fu Panda Pandamonium pack.)

Today's plans involve... I actually don't know yet. I'll probably just chill out for a while.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (fandom: marco from 4400)
I now have my own Eee PC. I have not named her yet, but she is a Asus 2G Surf with Linux, in pristine white. The screen is 7", which is really tiny--I won't be hanging out on the WW Mods on this thing, for sure!--but considering that this thing is FREE, I won't complain.

Thanks for the Christmas gift, [livejournal.com profile] tobydog. Best gift ever. <3

I could be disgustingly cute and name her Turin, 'cause [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's Eee is named Shroud. There's also a female character from a book series I haven't read that might work, but my brain is not working correctly at the moment. Ah, he says it's from The Orphan's Tales, by... someone I can't spell. I'll update later, once he's done playing Dominion (BEST CARD GAME EVER).

But yeah. I'm in love. I have a sexy tiny laptop.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: thanks mr robotron)
You know, for all the bitching I do, I am exceedingly lucky. I already did a post listing what I'm thankful for, but damnit, I'm doing another.

  • I'm glad that I get to wake up next to the man I love every morning, and fall asleep next to him every night.

  • I'm glad that even when I've made a mistake, I'm able to own up to it and ask forgiveness.

  • I am thankful that my friends still love me despite me being a terrible flake.

  • I'm so glad that I've gotten to know so many wonderful people over the years, and that I get to keep in touch with a good number of them!

  • I'm glad that despite everything, my mother and I are still best friends.

  • I'm thankful that I have friends who truly care, and will help me if I ever truly need it.

  • I'm glad that I got the best Halloween gift ever this year!

  • I'm glad that I can ask silly questions and get answers to them.

  • I'm thankful that, while I love children, I have friends who have them, and who let me give them back at the end of the day.


Today's been a good day. I woke up, and tried a sample of Lush soap I got in the mail when I showered. That stuff is amazing. My skin feels a bit dry--I'll be sure to try the body butter sampler I got next time--but wow. Exfoliation YAY!

Then, I wandered downstairs, worked on laundry a bit, and talked to [livejournal.com profile] nerdboyhimself, who spent the night due to the fact that his water and sewer pipes were stolen yesterday. Then, he played some Bombastic (exploding dice!) and some Space Channel 5 (Get everyone dancing!). He just left to go deal with issues arising from yesterday, but he'll be back.

And now, I'm just hanging out, watching cartoons, and considering playing some CoV. Today's brunch consists of cheese and crackers, which suits me just fine because I'm not up for much in the way of heavy food.

Have dragons! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
A few quick memes before people arrive to play RB2 and we leave for Wheeling Island

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Dunno if I agree with those, but [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin says he can see it. Meh, I think I'm having a "I don't like Nicki much" day.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (lolz: so excited)
I have insomnia, but that's okay. I blame it on the fact that I left my light on. And to think, I used to sleep with the darned thing on all the time!

I've started Christmas shopping already. I got Mom a copy of Beedle the Bard, which will make her a happy woman, and I got one of [livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin's gifts. I'm hoping it's not presumptive of me to order it, but the worst he can do is not like it. Ah, well. That really doesn't make much sense, but it IS a non-locked entry. :P

And, of course, when stuff starts arriving, I'll want to give it to people RIGHT THEN. I love giving gifts and I hate having to wait :(

Thank you to everyone who helped [livejournal.com profile] squigglz' dragons grow up! I'm sure she'll be quite pleased.

Oh, hey, it's officially November 30th as I write this! I survived NaBloPoMo! Awesome. I think I'll keep trying to write every day, because it's a good habit to get into.

And now it's bedtime, because I'm worn out and I don't feel like messing with the drama that will ensue if I IM this person back. It's none of you, don't worry.

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