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Jul. 31st, 2009

brian teddybear, Derek is a TEDDYBEAR

Because I really should...

So, as you may have guessed, I'm still alive! Yay. Honestly, swine flu's not that bad - just a pain in the arse. Normal flu is illness-worse, swine flu's completely different. No cold really of any description, it went straight to my chest and stayed there.

Robin had it as well, and we both had breathing difficulties, which scared him more than me. I know what it's like not to be able to breathe because of my asthma, and i had that as a benchmark. He's never experienced it before in his life. Suddenly turning wheezy when you're sat down doing nothing at all is bizarre and, yeah, kinda scary. Other than that, it's just exhausting. I'm still getting over the exhaustion and am nowhere near back up to speed again, though I'm over the actual flu itself. I'm just trying to keep going at a pottering rate and not overdo things. Every day gets a little easier.

But, had it now, which is good. Annoyed at the timing - and i really felt that the information out there about what to do was just awful. Confusing and contradictory, it really wasn't helpful when trying to work out how to react to things. What's on the news was different to what I found when I was trying to figure out what to do when I realised that I'd come down with it. But, I guess that's par for the course *sigh*.
brian teddybear, Derek is a TEDDYBEAR


The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? Instructions: Copy this into your NOTES. Look at the list and put an 'x' after those you have read.

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Jul. 17th, 2009



So... apparently I have swine flu. I couldn't have got it at a worse time, since this weekend is my parent's ruby wedding anniversary and we were all getting together for it. And now I can't go, since I'm basically in bloody quarantine for a week. I feel like a leper - they wouldn't even let me go to the doctor's today - I have to phone them and then wait for hours for someone to phone me back. They diagnosed it over the phone and then, because I'm asthmatic, got put on antivirals - which I wasn't even allowed to go and get myself. Because I wasn't allowed to go into the pharmacy. No - I had to send Robin.

I'm not even that ill! I have a sore throat and I'm feeling rough. And, okay, my chest feels like someone's sitting on it. And I'm been getting slowly sicker all day... but still! I've been a lot worse. *sigh*.

God, this week's going to be boring...

Jun. 15th, 2009

joe happy in the rain gif


I'm a very happy bunny today, for today, we opened Hollow Art Resources! Robin's been working like stink on it over the last couple of weeks and he gave it the all clear about an hour ago, so we opened it! It's a sister site to Hollow Art and is more geared towards helping people make their own stuff, rather than us providing things for them. It's also the first time that we've let other people post content.

I'm really excited about it and really hope that it's going to go well!

Jun. 8th, 2009

thomas head on hand


I really should update this - I've been putting it off until I had pictures, but hey, I keep forgetting, even though they're on my computer (at home. not here).

So, I went to see my new baby niece the weekend before last. She's adorable - and so tiny! And I saw my godson (her brother). It was just really nice, even if we couldn't stay for long since they live up the other end of the country. I'm always sad that we don't get to see them more. Like I said, I have pics and maybe one day I'll get round to posting them.

We also went to see my parents, who are home from Florida for the summer. And I finally got Robin to admit that there are some parts of the north with are gorgeous. Usually he teases me because I come from the edge of a city and he's all 'it's so built up and depressing' and refuses to see why I always loved it, but I took him on a 20 minute drive out Marple way, to the edge of the Peak District and he was just floored, which was nice.

What else... Oh! My copy of The Sims 3 came on Saturday and I am definitely a fan! It's like they read my mind and took out all the things that made me crazy about the Sims 2 and used to drive me up the wall, but left me with the basic game. Loads of things improved and fixed and game play is a lot smoother and more enjoyable (I will -not- miss the endless loading up of areas!). True, the graphics are really not that much better and because there's no expansion packs it's still quite a small game, but generally, I think it's great and I won't be looking back.

May. 26th, 2009

will pillow

Short Entry

My brother and his wife had a baby girl on Friday! So now I have two nephews and a niece.

I've been away all weekend - just got back last night and hubby's still away until Thursday, so I'm falling into my usual restless depressive mood I get when he's away, not helped by the weather today - it's all muggy and horrible and it's killing my brain and sapping my will to live. We need a good thunderstorm. Meanwhile, I'll be over here, moping in the corner. Plus, we're broke until I get paid on Thursday, which is bad because I have massive chocolate cravings right now.

I'll be back up to speed by tomorrow, hopefully...

May. 18th, 2009

brian teddybear, Derek is a TEDDYBEAR


Yeah, fucking Fox. I hate being in another country where my opinion counts for shit. Not that they seem to fucking listen anyhow.


Honestly, next time I like a show, I'm going to go into denial. It seems that every show either myself or hubby gets into, they fucking cancel. Just because we don't go for shitty lowest common denominator crap. No, so sue me, I don't like reality TV and I don't like soap operas. I like shows I have to *gasp* think about and work for.

Not that I'm at all surprised by the decision. We all knew it was coming. I think I would have been really fucking surprised if they hadn't cancelled it. Excited as anything, but really fucking surprised.

Well, it answers that question about whether I'm buying the S2 DVD, really, doesn't it? That was a toss up before, since they royally screwed us over on the extras over here last season, but wild horses couldn't keep me from now.

I just might region 1 it instead, make sure I'm getting what I paid for this time...

In conclusion. I have wine and I raise a glass to the best show around for a long time. I hope everyone in it goes on to the bigger and better things they all thoroughly deserve.

May. 10th, 2009

BAG nice eyes


I'm proud of myself at the moment. I wrote my first CSS code from scratch this weekend! Or, well, I started on it a while ago, but I did the bulk of the work and finished it this weekend.

I've been playing around with code for years, but this was the first time that I took a blank screen and built from the ground up! My new layout's in my very own code, plus it's a picture I took a couple of years ago on the winter solstice.

I'm a happy bunny right now! Though I think I need to go change my default pic cos it doesn't really go with the purple I have going...

Mar. 21st, 2009

thomas little heart

I feel special

I got flowers! From Robin and Taffy for they were plotting (aka, both feeling really bad about me being traumatised). And a bear! Flowers and bears make everything better! or, well, not - but they help! And I got an ecard from Lindsey, who also rocks. Generally, I just feel special. It's nice.

And thank you everyone who's been nice and everything. I love you all.

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Mar. 19th, 2009

brian teddybear, Derek is a TEDDYBEAR


I had to go back to the dentist today to have my extraction under sedation. To say I've been shitting myself about it is an understatement. I was already crying by the time I got in there. I talked with the dentist about what would be involved and she assured me that I'm basically be asleep, but that I'd be able to answer questions etc. I just wouldn't be aware of what was going on. I felt a little better after that.

Something new was learned about the Sue today. Basically that sedation doesn't work with me. I was awake and fully aware throughout the whole thing. It took 45 minutes and I felt everything. It was horrible. I told the dentist at the end and she said she'd given me the full wack, maximum dose of the drug, it just clearly hadn't touched me. She hadn't realised that I was awake during it because I'd kept my eyes closed. I told her I always did that at the dentists because I didn't want to know what was going on.

I've now been advised that if I have to have any further dental surgery in the future, I has to be under general anaesthetic.

That was horrible, massively horrible and I'm just.... traumatised right now. Eventually I'll stop crying, but I'm not sure when.

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