caffienekitty: Sergeant Angel from Hot Fuzz holds a large plant while riding public transport "I need to water my peace lily (hf-peacelily)
I've got 12 hours to pack up things and clean/wash/launder things so I can pack them and I'm at the "stare at thing I need to do and think of 15 other things I need to do first and end up not doing anything useful". In 12 hours I have to be loading all my crap on the truck. And sometime in there I should sleep some. I guess. AAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

On the up side, the internet is supposed to be getting hooked up right after I move, or possibly during if the Tech shows up when he's said he might.

ETA: it's 4AM. I need to get some sleep.
list of things I need to do by noon PDT )

It'll all get done because it has to. But it will require some loud music and inadvisable amounts of caffeine.
caffienekitty: (dr horrible - status not quo)
I've always said I'd stick with Livejournal until it dies, but the limit has now been reached. So, unfortunately, over the next long while I will be transferring my primary journal activities to my Dreamwidth fractured mirror.

You're all welcome to follow me on there, but I won't be friending back (or whatever they call it) for a long while until I can figure out how to reinstate the filters on some filtered posts. Right now everything is far too exposed over there. This will be a very rocky process.

I'm also looking for:
-Clear simple instructions on how to download and backup the stuff I have in Livejournal's Scrapbook, along with its folder structuring.
-An image hosting service that's cheap/free and reliable and offers at least 2gb of space.
-Places on Dreamwidth to find fandom communities there.

I'm sure more things will crop up as this process gets underway.

If I manage to write anything during this period, it will be posted to my AO3 account I do have a semi-active tumblr that I'm currently reblogging a lot of Merlin and random things on, and very rarely posting anything myself.
caffienekitty: (ohreally)
Got a call and a vague yet urgent message from the property manager at quarter after 8 AM today. Spent 90 minutes fending off a panic attack trying to get hold of him to find out what was going on, because his phone line was going to the answering service until 9 am, and then he was not in the office and I had to wait for a callback.

The landlord is putting the place on the market. I need to take time off work to let a realtor in to take pictures of the place, and then more time off work to let random people wander around in it whenever they feel like it. I've been through this crap twice before and the situation pretty much triples my regular anxiety levels. I really don't need that, especially considering tax season is in more than full swing and I'm already drowning trying to keep up with the crap at work.

In short, I'm probably going to move rather than put up with this bullshit again. Somehow.

Happy freaking birthday. :-P


In other news, I see some much happier birthday greetings in my inbox! Thank you guys, I'll be reading and responding to you later tonight probably. :-)
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
The smoke alarm in this apartment does nothing.

There were actual flames bout half a foot high and everything this time. I had to beat it out with a damp dish towel. Masses of black smoke everywhere. No real damage though.

What's saddest about this is I was only trying to boil water for tea.

Arrrrrrrr!

Sep. 19th, 2015 08:43 am
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (kill4coffee)
Happy talk like a pirate day to one and all.

(I might've linked that fan-produced video before but the production value is so amazing it's worth linking again)


At the moment I have no computer. I am posting this from my phone by laboriously typing it on a keyboard the size of the stick of chewing gum, alternating with some hilarious attempts to use voice recognition. My computer is in the shop and the best I can probably hope for is data recovery; it's fairly toast. Since I am out of work and broke, this will make things ...interesting for a while. :-P

I usually post a list of TV show premieres I'm watching this premiere season, but the list I put together is on my currently inaccessible hard drive. If I can piece together a list (since my hard drive is very literally a large part of my memory these days, I've forgotten what most of the new shows that I'm planning to watch are) I may yet post a list of premiere dates and times. The first though is Doctor Who tonight! Sometime! \o/

It's going to be tricky for me to get online for a while and even trickier to do any writing until I can afford to replace the computer. I am steadfastly not thinking about the possibility the data can't be recovered. I do have backups, though they aren't 100% current and I can't access them except on a Mac I'd be recovering the backup files to. I'd estimate that in that is over a million words of fiction, fanfic and otherwise. I'm realizing during this lack of computer that I have a need to type things at a keyboard to get my thoughts together about anything at all. So there's another challenge along with looking for work that I'm trying to accomplish on my phone. Bleh.

Anyway, there's an update.



Hope you're all doing well and if your timbers are shivering that it is in a pleasant way. ;-)
caffienekitty: (dunno)
I've got a really annoying moving-related road trip to make today. Since I have zero cash, I have (without intending to) managed to pack myself the same bag lunch I had in grade 2 (minus the semi-frozen Super Socco drink box): Peanut butter and Jam sandwich and a banana. In the process I have rediscovered some

technical tweaks to my peanut butter and jam sandwich construction methods, made in response to sandwich construction issues as they arose.

-If you use bread so rarely that you keep the loaf in the freezer to toast a slice at a time as needed, thaw the bread first.

-No, not toast. Thaw.

-Both sides of the bread.

-Let bread cool down and hope it doesn't dry into croutons.

-Spread the sticky things on the crustier side of each slice.

-There is definitely such a thing as 'too much peanut butter'.

-Spread TO the edges of the crust, not ON the edges of the crust.

-Use a little margarine on the jam side to keep the jam from soaking the bread to mush.

-Bread should not melt the margarine at this stage.

-Get real jam next time. (Whose bright idea was it to take something the consistency of half-set Jello, put mushed fruit in it and sell it as jam? They are evil.)

-The sticky sides go together, not sticky-side to dry-side (unless making a PB and J club sandwich, which doesn't pack well and uses too much bread for me. Also the cut banana in it would go weird too fast).

-Stick it in the fridge to firm up all the half-melted stuff spread on not-quite-cool bread before trying to cut it to fit in a sandwich bag.




Anyway. I'm off to do annoying adult things with my grade 2 dinner now. Blah. I miss Super Socco.

Sigh.

Oct. 9th, 2013 12:09 am
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (rabbit of negative euphoria)
Various technical and scheduling glitches have conspired to harsh my squee and as a result I haven't watched tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" or the Supernatural Season 9 premiere. Until I have a chance to watch them, I'll be stepping gingerly about the place avoiding spoilers. So no change from last year, really. :-P
caffienekitty: (arg)
For the next several months, my RL work schedule is incredibly insane and I will have little to no time or brain to do things like cleaning and cooking, let alone anything fun, social or fandom-related. I will try to keep up on the SPN picspams, but if I do get a chance to watch the episodes, any reaction posts I do will most likely be delayed and shorter than usual. I may also be very weird and random as I try to stay sane during this period.

(I posted something about this under f-lock, but given the very sweet but incredibly frustrating PM I just got from someone asking me to undertake a fannish project that would take three weeks to do at a normal work schedule, I felt it was necessary to make a general information post.)

ETA: Since 8.16 aired on Feb 20th, I've managed to watch 12 17 minutes of it. Soooooo... yeah. Delay is a good word for it.
caffienekitty: (What the...)
I just got an e-mail from an LJ bot telling me my scrapbook has been migrated to the new thing, whatever it is. Apparently, I have 8193 images uploaded here. Yipe.

It's also telling me there are 28 migration errors, so somewhere in all the picspams and photo and image uploads around here there are 28 missing images. Somewhere. If you find where a missing image needs to be re-uploaded, please let me know. If you find every single one, there might be a prize drabble in it or something, because damn you'd need to be awfully bored to hunt them all up.

Also, I just took a quick peek at one image set and experimented a tiny bit aaaaand.... it might be a long while before I can get a picspam posted again because the albums for some reason seem to post images now in reverse upload order which is the opposite of useful in a reaction picspam, so I'll be kludging a way around that when the time comes. I already have a few ideas, no worries, just a pain in the butt.

No idea yet if my batch uploader is even going to talk to the new system. BLEEEEAH.

Anyway, I've been trying to get through 7.18 for over a week. I should not start watching an episode during a week night, it never goes well. :-P

ETA: Oh. It's also smushed my Icons folder into my random things that don't fit anywhere else folder. Yaaaaay... *headdesk*
caffienekitty: (What the...)
I just got an e-mail from an LJ bot telling me my scrapbook has been migrated to the new thing, whatever it is. Apparently, I have 8193 images uploaded here. Yipe.

It's also telling me there are 28 migration errors, so somewhere in all the picspams and photo and image uploads around here there are 28 missing images. Somewhere. If you find where a missing image needs to be re-uploaded, please let me know. If you find every single one, there might be a prize drabble in it or something, because damn you'd need to be awfully bored to hunt them all up.

Also, I just took a quick peek at one image set and experimented a tiny bit aaaaand.... it might be a long while before I can get a picspam posted again because the albums for some reason seem to post images now in reverse upload order which is the opposite of useful in a reaction picspam, so I'll be kludging a way around that when the time comes. I already have a few ideas, no worries, just a pain in the butt.

No idea yet if my batch uploader is even going to talk to the new system. BLEEEEAH.

Anyway, I've been trying to get through 7.18 for over a week. I should not start watching an episode during a week night, it never goes well. :-P

ETA: Oh. It's also smushed my Icons folder into my random things that don't fit anywhere else folder. Yaaaaay... *headdesk*
caffienekitty: (ooopsie!)
So, as some of you may have noticed, I'm not even close to caught up on watching the back log of episodes before the Supernatural Season Seven finale tomorrow later today. I'm on 7.17, still working through them at the pace life is letting me get to them. I'll be scanning the f-list with one eye closed until I get fully caught up and see the finale, but I hope you all enjoy the hell out of it.

But don't tell me anything, okay? ;-)
caffienekitty: (ooopsie!)
So, as some of you may have noticed, I'm not even close to caught up on watching the back log of episodes before the Supernatural Season Seven finale tomorrow later today. I'm on 7.17, still working through them at the pace life is letting me get to them. I'll be scanning the f-list with one eye closed until I get fully caught up and see the finale, but I hope you all enjoy the hell out of it.

But don't tell me anything, okay? ;-)
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
...for Sherlock Series 2 to start airing in the UK, and obviously neither of the post-series one finale fics I have been working on here and there are going to get posted before then, so here's a little outline/summary of what each would have been, since they likely won't be posted at all now.

Contains outlines of stories that will never be posted and heavy speculation )
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
...for Sherlock Series 2 to start airing in the UK, and obviously neither of the post-series one finale fics I have been working on here and there are going to get posted before then, so here's a little outline/summary of what each would have been, since they likely won't be posted at all now.

Contains outlines of stories that will never be posted and heavy speculation )
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Title: Write or Die, Moriarty Mode.
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating/Warnings: PG-13. Contrived scenario, bomb, typing, tension, a few rude words, overall a bit silly.
Word Count: 1800-ish
Disclaimer: I claim no ownership of the world or characters, or the online writing tool that inspired this nonsense.
Summary: One of John Watson's less vaunted skills becomes necessary to stop a bomb from exploding.
A/N: Well, after nearly three months of dead flat nothing, it's not much, but it's a fic. Posted without Britpick or beta, may edit later. And I would be very shocked if some variation on this scenario had not been done before in some fandom or other. :-P

We'd be less likely to die if you typed with more than two fingers, John. )

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