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It's almost here!|
Current Location: by the tree
Current Mood: merry
Current Music: We Three Kings
Tags: christmas, holiday, photos
A Rejoiceful Thanksgiving to one and all!
Current Location: in a good place
Current Mood: thankful
Current Music: Christmas is coming
Current Location: still among the living after 31 years
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Happy Birthday
Tags: birthday, comics
I promised silly and I shall bring silly!|
Tex Avery was really imaginative.
Current Location: not in school
Current Mood: silly
Current Music: The merry go round broke down
Happy Easter everyone!|
Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Christ the Lord is Risen today
So a little while ago a friend sent me an email with no subject. She's new to the whole computer thing so I didn't think anything about opening it. The only thing in the email was a link to some site that WOT labeled dangerous. I didn't click on it and thought she had just made some mistake. A short while later I asked her about it and she said see didn't send me any email.
Since then I've gotten several similar emails from her and a bunch of suspicious emails (that I didn't open at all). I stopped opening anything from her and thought I was safe. I ran a few scans with AVG and Malwarebytes and they came back clean.
Then this morning I get an email from another friend asking me if I had sent him anything. I did not.
I ran the scans again and changed my password so I think things are okay now.
Long story short: IF YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM ME WITH NO SUBJECT DO NOT OPEN IT!
Current Location: in a snit
Current Mood: cranky
Current Music: break stuff
Tags: awful no good very bad day!, serious
Just another question meme.|
How did you come to start your LJ?
After finding gothic_babes a long time ago I started looking at what other people were using LJ for. I first started a pen and paper version only starting this thing proper when I got my own computer.
How did you find your first friends?
They mostly found me. I was in an add_me community for a time where I picked up a few.
Are those first friends still on your FL?
Well they haven't deleted their journals.
How long have you been on LJ?
Created on 2007-01-03 at 09:46 so over 5 years.
Do you have more friends or communities on your FL?
Do you do a lot of friends cuts?
No I've only done one.
What do you like in an LJ friend?
Someone who I have something in common with so we have something to talk about.
What do you dislike?
People who will post one thing and then a little while later will post something that completely contradicts it. One of them is a lie but it's hard to tell which. Also if they can't be bothered to keep their story strait then I can't be bothered to care.
What would make you unfriend someone immediately?
A person would have to do something seriously wrong for me to do that. I have low standards for friendship.
Have you been caught up in a lot of LJ drama?
Twice about abortion.
Do RL friends and family members know you have a journal on LJ?
My parents and two friends know. But my friends don't know what my LJ name is.
Do you also have Facebook and if so, what do you prefer – LJ or FB?
Yes, LJ is far and away better than FB.
What about Twitter?
Do you blog on any other sites?
How often do you check in on LJ?
At least once a day.
What do you rarely or never post about?
Why don’t you post about that?
I don't feel I know enough about it to say much.
Have you ever thought about deleting your journal?
Have you ever changed your username?
Why did you choose your current username?
I took it from a series of superhero stories that I enjoyed years ago. After trying several other names (like Hydrogen Guy) that were rejected by LJ I gave SB a try and I've grown to love it
If you’re looking for new friends, how do you find them?
I don't really look. I probably should since it would be nice to have more friends.
Are you taking new people on to your Friends List just now?
Finally, tell us the reasons why you keep an online journal.
This is a place for me to express myself and connect with others.
Current Location: out of my mind
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: One step closer by Deena Noroian
I'll do a regular post later but for now comics:
Current Location: surrounded by God's love
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: Ain't no Grave by Johnny Cash
Rupert The Spideer|
This could use some improvement but it's not such a bad little story. All it needs is a little love.
Once not quite so long ago on the day before Christmas eve a great disaster occurred with Santa's sleigh. "Santa! Santa!" the elves did shout "The harnesses for the reindeer are falling apart!" "Well that is to be expected. After all they haven't been replaced in 100 years." said Santa "What were they made of?" The elves all replied " They were woven from the beards of ducks, moonbeams, and the lost shoestrings of little children." "Oh no!" cried Santa "Little children are always loosing shoestrings and the moon sends us all the beams we could ever use. But ducks these days prefer to be clean shaven. We'll never convince them to stop in time for long enough beards to grow." "Isn't there anything you can do?" asked the elves "I can't think of anything" replied Santa "And without a harness the reindeer can't pull my sleigh. How will I ever manage to deliver all of the toys to the children who have been good all year?" "I could help." came a small low voice from the corner of the workshop "I could weave a new harness for you." Who said that?" asked Santa bringing his red and green candle to see. As he raised his lantern it's light revealed a large spider that had gone mostly unnoticed until now. "My silk is very strong and I would be more than happy to help!" "What is your name?" asked Santa amazedly "My name is Rupert." replied the spider as he lowered himself down to eye level. "Well Rupert" said Santa "Your silk might be strong but do you think it could last the entire night? I must go really fast to travel around the world." "I'll travel with you to make any needed repairs as we go" said Rupert "It will be very cold out there and the snow can make it hard to see" said Santa "I'm cold blooded so the cold will have a worse effect on me than it would on a person. But there are a great many people counting on you. I will give it my very best effort!" said Rupert bravely "Well" said Santa " That's as all I have asked of myself or any of my team. Welcome aboard." Santa extended his right hand and shook Rupert's front leg. "Thank you Mr. Claus sir. I'll start weaving right away!" said Rupert enthusiastically "Please call me Santa." said Santa
Using the old reigns as a template Rupert went to work weaving the strongest silks he could muster. As he did so the elves finished making the last of the toys and packing them up as Santa checked his list a second time. All so very soon it was time to depart. The harness that Rupert wove was completed just in time to be placed on the reindeer. The bag was loaded on to the sleigh, Santa took his place and Rupert climbed aboard Comet and readied himself as best he could. Santa grabbed the reigns and called out "Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer and Vixen, On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blitzen" and in the twinkling of an eye they soared up into the night sky.
All through the night Santa went from one rooftop to the next to deliver gifts to all the good little boys and girls. As he did so Rupert went from one reindeer to the next fixing the harness at the slightest sign of damage. The cold chilled him to the core but he didn't give up. The snow blew in his eight eyes but he just felt his way along and kept going. When the fierce winds threatened to tear him off of the sleigh he held on all the tighter! Christmas is a time of joy the whole wold over and Rupert would not, COULD NOT let the children down! And so he kept going until the last present had been placed under the last tree in the last house and Santa turned his team north toward home. Rupert knowing his job was done snuggled as much as he could into Cupid's fur and fell asleep.
When he woke up he was tucked into an elf's bed and Santa himself was by his side. Rupert raised his head and asked "Did I do a good job?" "You did a great job" Santa answered "Thanks to you I was able to give gifts to almost everyone who deserved them." "Almost?" said Rupert confused "Who did you miss?" "You." said Santa with a smile. "I know you didn't do what you did for a reward. But that just means you deserve one all the more. Here" said Santa handing him a mug "This is special hot coco that I usually reserve for my reindeer." "Thank you" said Rupert and he took the mug. After a few sips he began to feel all warm inside like you do after being hugged by someone you love. Then with a slight tingle he felt two antlers spring from his head! "Does this mean what I think it means?" squealed Rupert in excitement "Yes" said Santa with a laugh "I want you to be a permanent part of my team. When I get enough duck beards for my harness I would like you to be the one to weave it together." "Thank you Santa! Thank you so much!" Rupert said joyously. "Merry Christmas Rupert!" said Santa.
Current Location: in a Christmas mood
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Anno Domini by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Tags: christmas, holiday, rupert
Writer's Block: Scents and sensibility|
I think my favorite smell is that of Christmas decorations. When I first bring them out of the box or bag they have this certain smell to them that reminds me of all the good times I've had in past holidays. The smiles of my loved ones as they open presents that I made/bought for them, watching candles as they flicker while on the TV a choir sings "God rest ye merry gentlemen", as a kid climbing hills of snow taller than I was, wrapping myself in a warm blanket and drinking hot chocolate, the excitement of looking out the window and watching the first snowfall of the season, going to church on Christmas eve night, baking spice cakes.
Now I'm feeling all nostalgic. I think I'll go make myself a nice warm soup.
Current Location: headed toward the kitchen
Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Music: God rest ye merry gentleman by the Mormon Tabernacle choir
Tags: christmas, holiday, writer's block
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