I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.


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Arm warmers are awesome, not emo

Posted at 28 Jul 2008 09:25:10 AM

I forgot to mention - my Sock Dreams order came!

I have arm warmers in a highly awesome sparkly purple, and RAINBOW, and PENGUIN SOCKS with three-dimensional beaks and teeny wings, and the most excellent black and purple striped stockings to ever walk (*ahem*) the earth.

Coincidentally the purple arm warmers perfectly match my Littlest Elder God tshirt, which makes me no end of happy.

It is now the time of year where my mind has officially declared it Spring, and is booking no backtalk from the weather itself. This unfortunately results in me wearing tshirts, jeans, and at most a sweatjacket regardless of the *actual* weather, which at the moment is 36 degrees and rainy.

I discovered that if I leave the house at 7:15, I can stop by Starbucks and still make it to work by 8. Excellent. (Edit: For those wondering who I am and into what closet I've stuffed Laura's body: no, I don't plan to make a habit of the 8am thing. It's nice to know the timeline, though, for the days when I do have to do it.)

Installing WoW 2.4 took far longer than it should have last night, owing to my idiocy in only leaving myself 2 free gigs for OSX when I partitioned off my macbook. I really don't *use* the ubuntu installation on that system, probably because although it's xubuntu and all that good stuff .... it's really superfluous. I do a lot of dumb shit just for the geek cred.

Although, the largest problem I have with the thing is that my conky titanbar-esque setup flickers, and I know which xorg module I need to load to fix that now. So, maybe it's got another shot...

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Linkspam, and happy Leap Year!

Posted at 11 Dec 2008 10:55:54 AM

I am terrified to check my weddingplans community today... there are about a million and a half people who wanted to get married on Feb. 29th, for reasons which I will never be able to understand, and the comm's going to be drowning this afternoon.

This quote was rofl-tastitc. I'm still snickering...

Cheeseburgers in a Can. 'Nuff said.

I am still trying to get my car registered in Missouri. This is more of a pain in the ass than it should be, given that I have no memory of actually receiving the title. I do remember thinking that it was odd that I hadn't received the title, but apparently I did nothing about it while it was still convenient. Getting a duplicate copy is now distinctly inconvenient, naturally, as it involves photocopied identification, a $20 check and mailing forms to the NYS DMV.... and we all know how quickly they move.

We're closing on our house in 7 days! A week. One week, people. One week, and I'll have a lovely $130,000 debt hanging over my head. However, from talking to some other friends in more New England-y areas where house prices made me choke on my coffee, I'm beginning to think that the midwest's not so bad after all.

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Picked a pack of pickled peppers

Posted at 03 Jun 2009 11:38:12 AM

Oh, and I forgot to mention (no doubt it's the badly-formatted HTML in the previous post which distracted me) - my pepper plants -finally- are growing peppers!

I noticed that it's October, yes. I'm not sure anyone's told the plants yet...

So, what to do with the copious amounts of small mild-to-hot peppers that I'll be getting, assuming they don't freeze? I'm thinking something with a sweet pickle brine, if I can pull it off. Odds are there's probably something at Orangette's blog on the subject - her boy's pretty into the pickling thing...

(Note to self - try this. Matt mentioned those pink onion quick pickles too awhile back, and anything those two darned good cooks recommend can't be bad!)