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30 December 2010 @ 12:15 pm
Here they are, as promised, close-up shots of my books. Also included is a shot of some unshelved books I got for Christmas (because I haven't added them to my list, yet). And you get commentary. Feel special? :P

This is now in two parts due to my ability to ramble on endlessly about my books. So here it is, part one!

My First Grown-Up Bookcase
these are in shelf order from bottom to topCollapse )

Antique French Bookcase
there is rather a lot of photos beneath here, but really, you'll see why if you look. my favourite bookcase has my favourite books (I know you're not supposed to play favourites with children but /really/) - you'll seeCollapse )

under a separate cut because lj was messing it upCollapse )
placement: the computer
feeling: productiveproductive
music: not alone - darren criss
30 December 2010 @ 11:28 am
So, at the request of lilyv687 , here are some pictures of my bookshelves. Since I got a bit snappy-happy (books are my blood, okay?) I'm doing it in two separate posts. This one will have basic pictures - whole bookshelf views. The next will have more specific shots - individual shelves, etc. Enjoy!

My first bookshelf (as a "grown up").
this is my first bookshelf for myselfCollapse )

Antique French Bookcase
this is my favourite. I tried not to play favourites, but... you'll see whyCollapse )

Crowded Bookshelf
this was my Mum's, then mine, then hers, and finally mine again when I ran out of shelf space and she ran out of room for themCollapse )

this was a cupboard. I decided it would be better used for books, so I took the door offCollapse )

the bottom shelf was there when I moved in. I promptly went to the store and bought anotherCollapse )

feeling: creativecreative
music: the muse - darren criss
26 November 2010 @ 04:49 pm
I smell like soil, bricks, and tree sap. And some weird smelling tree leaves. Because I just went on an interesting photography adventure through my yard to take a photo of a book. A book, yes.

Definitely worth it. (Well, I hope so; I haven't seen the photographs yet!).
placement: now inside
feeling: energeticenergetic
music: raise your glass - pink
19 November 2010 @ 04:01 pm
I nearly howled with laughter. THAT'S DRACO'S LINE, RANDOM PASSENGER. Still bloody brilliant.

So, I shall go through this more quickly now (I hope) because I have slowly run down the caffeine (I think it's possible to tell by the content of my posts when I've had too much caffeine).

once more, and that's itCollapse )

I'm so sad but not that it's out. Yes, it is the beginning of the end, and I'll be definitely sad at the end of the last one, but it's not. Harry Potter has been with me for so long (eight years and counting) that it'll never not be a part of me... it's just sad that it will officially be over in less than a year. Kind of like finishing the seventh book, I guess. There's always that dread when you get to the last pages that it's going to be over soon and you don't want it to be.
placement: shell cottage
feeling: thoughtfulthoughtful
music: smooth criminal - michael jackson
19 November 2010 @ 02:15 pm
Using this icon again because it will forever be relevant.

Sorry in advance for any spelling mistakes or whatnot; I'm just jumping in my chair with excitement. I'm home early from school and no-one is online and no-one at my school has seen it yet SO I AM GOING TO BURST IF I DON'T WRITE SOMETHING SOMEWHERE.

So here it is; my play-by-play of the movie. And... go.

major spoilers. basically a retelling of the movie with commentaryCollapse )

And thus ends the first part, which isn't even really half the movie. I just need to record all of this down somewhere!

Before I go, I must express my delight with some of the people in the theatre. Two people in particular had dressed up - one as Harry, and one as a golden snitch. Every time they went somewhere, the snitch would walk in front and Harry walk/run behind, hand outstretched. Brilliant.

And, when there was an ad for a DVD store here, showing clips from movies, a scene from Twilight came on. The whole theatre let out an, "Ewww". I immediately knew it was the right theatre (except for the imbeciles next to me).
feeling: bouncybouncy
music: smooth criminal - michael jackson
13 November 2010 @ 09:32 am

Guess who finally got fed up with Internet Explorer and finally decided to move into the 21st century (well, part of it)? Me! [No need to answer my own rhetorical questions, but it happens].

But, you know, don't tell my brother or he'll rub it in my face (he's been trying to get me to use Firefox for ages - but, in all fairness, I showed it to him first).
In the past, Firefox and I had tried to make it work, but I would always slink back to Internet Explorer, hoping that maybe this time things would be different. But this morning was the last straw; I'd put up with its abuse for too long - freezing, not responding, closing for no reason... And when I froze once more I decided this was it; I was going to leave Internet Explorer and all its horrible traits behind. For all the good things, there were a myriad of bad just waiting to appear again.

So now it seems that Firefox and I shall be friends for a long time, with its customizable attributes and wonderful crash-less-ness (not to mention the spell-check! Oh, the spell-check!).

I think we can make it work. ;)
feeling: sillysilly
music: faith - george michael
30 September 2010 @ 09:46 pm
Well, I am back! Actually, I arrived back at three o'clock yesterday morning, but I had to do other things, so this post got pushed back.

Egypt was amazing! One of the best experiences of my entire life! I saw the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Step Pyramid, the Cairo Museum, Aswan Dam, Philae Temple, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings (including Tutankhamon's tomb, and three Ramses' tombs), Hatshepsut's Temple, Luxor Markets, Khan el Kahlili Bazaar, and yeah. I went on a two day, two night felucca sail down the Nile and caught about eight planes from Australia to Egypt and in Egypt... it was all amazing.

The markets are incredible; I absolutely love batering! And so many stories were made up for the vendors; it was hilarious.

The Pyramids are incredible to see. When I was there I couldn't believe that I was there, it was just so... awesome, in the truest sense of the word. It was incredible to think that these structures have been around for thousands of years and I got to see them.

The Valley of the Kings was definitely a highlight. Seeing Tutankhamon in his tomb was one of the most awesome experiences of my entire life. I just didn't want to leave, and I was almost speechless seeing him in his tomb. He still has hair, and teeth, and nails! It was just... awesome, again. So amazing.

I'll have pictures of everything on my Flickr within the next couple of days, and I'll link back to them here when I put them up.

placement: home again!
feeling: ecstaticecstatic
music: when it rains (instrumental)