ithika: (strider)
I don't know. It's (possibly) a Gorillaz lyric.
So! Due to the shamozzle that has been the Livejournal comments thingy, I haven't felt like posting. There, at least. And then I remembered this place. A place with my proper username, no less. Bloodied_aura is all very well when you're 15 and full of Darke Mystique, of course, but when you're 24 and full of... sullen whimsy, well. Then you are in a right pickle, aren't you?
But I am reluctant to leave there. It has been such a very long time. So in all honesty, Dreamwidth, I like you, but I've had my livejournal for nearly ten years. Ten! I can write that number in an essay as actual digits and not look like a fool.


So, uni is done and dusted. All units passed, all work experience logged, thank you and goodnight. I've continued working with Ashley, my boss of the past year, an architect who works in South Perth (right near the Zoo!). I like it! Well. I like it as much as I expect one can ever really like working. Having to get up in the morning is ass. Yep. As you might have guessed, I am a night time person, and this excludes me from being much of a morning one.

But, in March I get to wear a square hat and doff it at the Vice Chancellor in exchange for a deliciously weighty piece of paper, and then throw it in the air while wearing wizard robes and partaking of the free champagne that the University will so generously provide for the evenings' festivities. And I have already begun the logbook path of True Architectdom. At the moment I'm a Graduate Architect and that title doesn't sit too well with me, so I'm going to try to get registered as soon as is possible (40,000 working hours is the minimum logbook time. D:).

What else? Gavin and I will have been going out for seven years (count 'em) on Monday. That's a thing. He's also flying off to Bali for a Buck's week on Monday morning, he is the Best Man and has all manner of surprisingly tasteful shenannigans planned. I hope they all have fun!

Er. I actually just want to go and play Skyrim so I guess I'm going to bail now, Dreamwidth/Livejournal. NO DOUBT I will get bored at work tomorrow and come back here, now that I feel like journalling again.

And I have that yearly meme to do, but it just wouldn't be right to not post that on my original Livejournal.

And to all of my Livejournal friends - I still read my friends list! Almost every night. :)

On The Sea

Feb. 18th, 2008 09:25 pm
ithika: (O-Ren)
It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell
of Hecate leaves them in their old shadowy sound.
Often 'tis in such gentle temper found
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be moved for days from where it sometime fell,
When last the winds of heaven were unbound.
Oh, ye who have your eye-balls vexed and tired,
Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;
Oh, ye whose ears are dinned with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloying melody,
Sit ye near some old cavern's mouth, and brood
Until ye start, as if the sea-nymphs quired.
- John Keats

I'm looking at the "Wacom and Vista" website. There is a video that loads automatically. A quote from the vista-man:
"Vista is fundamentally about faster, easier, and more efficient computing."
I find this kind of funny. I do like vista so far, but I wouldn't say it's faster than, er, anything.

Right, on to business!
This semester, I want to do something active in between classes, preferably with friends. I was planning on doing the pump workout class at the gym (it's the one with the weights, goes for an hour.) I did it last year and it was pretty fun, in that it was a good workout, not too hard, pretty easy to do, and had pretty good results tone-wise. It's only $8/class, too.
Or I might like to do a sport? Most of the sports I'm interested in are team sports though, like hockey, or maybe basketball (Gavin taught me how to do an Alley-oop (sp?) yesterday, it was fun, and I'm good at it as long as I'm standing in the right position and the ball is thrown at exactly the right spot :P), so I guess the joining of a team of people I/we don't know would be... a thing. But I would like to do it! Though I'm a bit of a wuss so I'd like at least one friend to come along with me. :P
OR if anyone who lives near Midland is interested in joining a gym (sorry guys, this is one of those stupid "you can't join, you don't have the right chromosomes" things), I'm a member at Contours midland and I'd like a gym-buddy. I have no idea how much the joining fee was, but when I joined it was $50.

ALSO I'm feeling pretty poor at the moment, what with wanting to get my car serviced (I need an oil leak fixed, the expensive kind of oil leak. Something to do with replacing all the seals, or something.), paying off my laptop, paying for a parking permit, amenities and services fee, books, saving up for the ONSLAUGHT of studio equipment costs, and wanting to get this tablet, among other things, like getting some decent clothes for work and uni. (All my good clothes are too good (or too v-necked!), all my old clothes are too old.)

SO I was thinking of ways to get extra dollars.

Does anyone know what tutoring high school students is like, or know of any amicable high school students in need of tuition in Geography, History or English/Lit? Or SOSE or whatever it is that schools teach in years 8-10 that is basically History/Geography. English in 8-10 I could do as well. Is it even worth it though? How much do you charge? -\(O_o)/-

Speaking of this Wacom tablet, which I am oh-so slowly saving for, but may or may not end up buying depending on what happens next, does anyone have any words of wisdom on tablets in general, or wacom tablets in particular? I wouldn't really be planning on using it for architecture much, more for drawing. Possibly for this neat 3d program one of my architecture buddehz has found. So... yes.

The weekend was fun. We had a lovely dinner in an Italian restaurant in Bunbury, then walked around on the beach and saw an old man using a metal detector to search for people's lost jewelery. We then found a boob-sandcastle, and a very nice (big) rock. It was black. It might be in Gavin's house now.

Saturday I made pizzas! (Gluten free pizza base packet from Woolworth's choice range, I think) and my timing was just right for Gavin to get home from work and have pizza. Joy!
Then, we went shopping for things. Gavin is thinking about getting a motorcycle license. I think it would be pretty cool. Plus, the things are CHEAP (compared to cars.) You can get a pretty sweet looking Honda (the first class that you're allowed to ride), brand new for $4000. That is pretty cheap, compared to cars. It is pretty hard to find a decent car for under $5000. Ok, so my car was $3000, but my car is Twenty-Four years old. He wants to get all the gear too, which I think would look cooool. :D
He was also considering taking up stone-carving as a hobby, but apparently you basically have to be a stone mason by trade to even begin to have all the stuff you need. I was trying to convince him to do it el'traditionalle, but even that way would need a vice, which requires a workbench. It would have been awesome though. He also got offered a job in a hardware store when the guy asked why Gavin was interested and he replied that he was bored.

We went to the Sprint Cars that night, which was really fun. There were like 5 crashes, one with FIRE. One of them was a 4-car pile up. (In the last race, which was 20 cars, with 30 laps. The crash happened at lap 16.) So the sport totally delivered to my expectations. The only complaint we had with it was that the way the race is, if you're at the back of the pack at the start of the race, you basically can't win. A really awesome driver only managed to get from rear to third, and no-one else came close. So it makes it a little boring, because it's easy to pick who's most likely to win. And the street sedans were terribly boring.

Then we watched Bro Town!

Gavin's started playing Vampires: The Masquerade. It looks pretty fun, thugh it's also looking pretty old! (Particularly next to NWN2.)
Sunday eeevening we went to a basketball court and played things. I every game, naturally. Gavin plays basketball a lot. Or, he used to. For a long time. But it was still fun. The afore-mentioned alley-oop thing is when you catch the ball mid-air and, still mid-air, put it in the basket. It's cool.

Then we watched Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. The humour was a lot more childish than I remembered! But I still enjoyed it.

I'm going to go play with symmetry now!



ithika: (O-Ren)
Yearly something something, meme something )

So Christmas  was good, if hot. I got really nice, thoughtful presents from everyone and everyone liked the presents I gave them. Joy! So successful all round.
The spoils:
- I got a Western Digital MyBook Terrabyte external harddrive! It's awesome. 7200rpm, too.
- 76L Fish tank, stand, filter, heater, light and cover (JOY)
- The Wind in the Williows centenary edition
- Barbecue recipes book
- Se7en & The Last Samurai

Gavin gave me a pretty silver box chain necklace with... a LLAMA PENDANT.

- "Bizarre Buildings" book
- a nice bag for putting things in
- a mini camera tripod
- hand creme!
- bathy... butter... thingies
- TEACUPS &hearts;
- cucumber eye thingies... for stress reduction oo

So yeah, one million items. ONE MILLION.

We even got to go swimming on Christmas day, which was good.
Boxing day was ridiculously hot. Some amusing things happened that night, but I think they are for me to know and you to wonder about. I know, I know. Saying that is hideously unfair. :P

Went shopping and found BARGAINS. It filled me with joy. I found things that I actually liked and then I brought them. It was deeply exciting. I got some shoes, a dress, some tops and an EPILATOR. A more elegant and sparkly device of brutal torture has never been concocted. And I paid MONEY for this?

Saw The Golden Compass with [ profile] arinellen, [ profile] almightybean, [ profile] reaps, [ profile] auntpol, [ profile] flyingmopsy and [ profile] frippoi, and Gavin - who didn't want to go and then really liked it. Just sayin'.
I thought it was great. However I've only read the book once a few years ago so I may  have forgotten about parts that were left out, but it made sense to me and to Gavin who hasn't read the book, so I think it was probably a success.
Panzer-Bjorn were just as awesome as they should have been. HESTER AND THAT GUY WERE AWESOME.

Saw Beowulf in 3D with Gavin & some of his mates, I liked it, but it was missing... something. The 3D was totally awesome and made it worth seeing. Would it be worth seeing in the movies without the 3D? Maybe not.

New Years was heaps of fun, thanks to [ profile] marxipan_xlii, [ profile] im_the_end and Karlee (Carly? Carlee? Karly? I don't have her LJ :() for organizing it. I stopped drinking when I thought I was drunk enough. I am proud of this.

&hearts; Today was Gavin and I's (now that just doesn't sound right. Gavin and me, my, blah. Thanks for nothing, brain) 3rd aniversary. :) Aw. We went swimming on sunday. It was stupidly cold. &hearts;

(I felt like doing something girly and frivolous. The heart border seemed appropriate.)

The architect I'm doing work experience with gave me a really nice Christmas present - Neufert's Architect's Data. It's a shiney expensive book with freaking EVERYTHING in it. Saunas to hospitals. And more! Awesome.

I have been waiting for my tanks to cycle and the little one finished today. There are pictures behind the cut COMING TOMORROW ). (Or you could look at my Flickr account. They are Yoyo or Pakistani Loaches (Botia Almorphae), and they are fantastic. They grow to about 10cm, my biggest one is about 7cm but they bulk out a lot more than in the photos. (I'm going to move them to the big tank as soon as it has finished cycling.) I haven't got names for them yet. I thought I might use Pakistani names, since they are from Pakistan. (They actually are - they can only be bred in the wild or in humungous farms in their native habitat. I feel a bit bad because of this but the majority of aquarium fish aren't captive bred and at least I know I'll look after them as best I can.) Anyone know some good sources of Pakistani names with meanings?

I know I never got around to Christmas cards, and I feel bad. I do still intend to send people THINGS IN THE MAIL, though. Not dead squirrels, I promise. Not that I could catch a squirrel. Even a dead one.
ithika: (Default)
First of all, thanks very much to everyone for coming to the Tavvelation yesterday for my birthday, it was a great and excellent fun time! :D
So I'm all old now, but I haven't started falling apart just yet.
I had a great birthday though! And I had a very surprising and nice surprise (a surprising surprise) last night - after I went out for dinner with my family, Gavin appeared in my house! Like some kind of magic! He also brought giant flowers with him, yay. So that was very nice and surprising. I had a ridiculous grin on my face for most of the night, haha. We watched Jarhead (a little less good than I had expected, good, but not enough warness for a war movie and not enough awesome for a DonnieDarkoman movie), and the first few episodes of Witch Hunter Robin. I can't be bothered italicising stuff now, I have to be uick so I can get stuck into studio work, which has been sorely neglected lately.

And in other news I had another surprise today!!

We got a puppy!
My mum was all "come for a drive" and I was like "Nooo I has works" and she was all *is mysterious* so I went, and we got a puppy from the breeders that we brought Bonnie from about 13 years ago now. The puppy is Bonnie's great-great niece or great niece depending on which side of her family you consider, she's 11 weeks old and she's soo cute. I named her Gypsie. Ie because y looks funny.

I has also included a photo of Bonnie's brother, because he looks just like her zomg. I'm glad to say that Bonnie looks much healthier than her brother, but sad to say that he is very sick at the moment. Poor boy.

I was going to PHOTOSPAM but instead I'm going to link you to my Flickr (new window), because there are ONE MUNILION PHOTOS.


lul I am going to puts photos anyways :P
Gypsie )
Bonnie )
ithika: (Default)
Why halo thar livejournal, I'm updating from Melbourne!
It's pretty great, the weather isn't nearly as bad as I had maybe expected, and I'm not nearly as allergic to Raider (Gav's sister Angela's cat) as I had expected, so it's alll goood.

The flight was pretty good, Qantas has games now! Pretty basic games, but games none the less.

The shopping is totally awesome, there are so many store and the sales are sales, like... I got a leather handbag for $15... And the clothes are pretty nice too (generally I don't like anything when I go shopping, but I've found stuff twice in a row now!)

I think I'll go now... I think we're going out and stuff tonight. I'll update fully when I get back.

Hope everyone is having fun!

It's nice, it's very nice, it's nicer than nice, it's three times nice.
ithika: (Default)
No, that's right! I don't speak German. But I'm fairly sure that 'das' might mean something akin to 'the.'

Anyway, the weekend was lots of fun. Saturday was the longest night out either of us have yet experienced! We were out until five thirty am. Yes. So we met up with Tab and Kyle (my oldest friend and her boyfriend) and some other people (including Shane Andrich, a boy who I knew in Pre-Primary-yr 7, but has been friends with Tab for the whole time). It was really good fun, although I learnt never ever to drink Pulse, because it makes you hurt. I also discovered Midori, which is not only green but also tasty. We met up with Gavin's friend Villas at about 2, and eventually ended up at... errr, Rise, because Base is crap and there were no others nearby that were open. So that was cool.. Tab and her buddez left at about 3, but we stayed on until about 4.30, when we migrated to China Town, a wonderful land of nearly 24 hour food. We ordered like 4 giant dishes of food, devoured it, and for the first time ever, were kicked out for being there too late. China Town closes? What?
Then we shared a Taxi home. By the time we went to sleep, it was about 6am.

The next morning, I was woken up by the sound of rain. It was crazy awesome.

Sunday was really a non-event. We were asleep all day.
Although I did watch the Rugrats/Thornberries movie.

Today, I got a job! I'm going to be working at Dick Smiths in Midland. The amazing thing is, I rocked up to the interview fully expecting to be rejected because I'd decided (as mentioned earlier) that it's not worth working saturdays, and I repeatedly made this point very clear. And I still got the job!! This makes me 100% happy. Keep in mind that this position was specifically for saturday casuals and you may see my wonderment. So yay, I'll have more money now. :)

That's about it.
I downloaded a version of Pokemans, however I neglected to notice that that version was in Japanese (which I do not speak.) So now I'm downloading the US version.
Now I feel compelled to buy it, because I will have a job in a store that sells it + staff discounts (maybe?), but I still think that it would be pretty irresponsible. Maybe I'll think about it more first. Agonise over, I mean.
ithika: (Default)
Happy Belated Easter to everyone!

I like the Tau. They're pretty cool. Pew pew ships. Pew pew. Gavin and I have been LANing it up all Easter Weekend. It's pretty cool. We seem to be fairly evenly matched now that I've tried races other than the Eldar. I'm sorry, but I just can't find their win buttan. So far I've found Necrons, Space Marines and Tau to be most excellent. Also Chaos, however I can't beat Gavin with them. Hehe.

Watched 300 yesterday! Wait. No. On Easter. Ooo. Time is going all crazy and suchlike. I really liked it, a lot. We both did. I'm not going to say anything about the plot, however there's not really that much plot to spoil. For once this isn't a bad thing. I liked the way they mixed legend, myth and traces of truth all together. Yes. I liked the epicness. Um. That's all I will say. For now!

Pirate's Cove is also an excellent game. Board game. We've been playing it for a while now. Most excellent I say, most excellent.

Did I mention that someone backed into my car (presumably) and broke the back-right light? They didn't leave a note or anything. This angers me greatly. GREATLY I SAY. Pout.

I go now, onward to essay writing. Ooh.
ithika: (Default)
Hey, I worked in a video store for 2 years. Okay?
Gacked from Katho, by the way )

Shock! It's an update from Teh Ghanzor!
I know, I know, I'm a bad, bad, not-addicted-to-livejournal girl. Haha.
Well, I'm only going to update about this weekend because... I really can't be bothered catching up on everything, and lo! It's nearly 1am!

Well, this weekend I drove down to Bunbury, with me computer. I left on Friday at like 7.30, so when I got there at 9.30 I was totally flummoxed. (It takes about 2.5 hours to get to Bunbury normally), anyway, Gav and I were going to go out with Chloe (who is Gavin's ex-nurse, and general awesome person), but she'd gone off to some "Undercoverwear" Party (why not just call it lingerie? That's obviously what it is... Confuse!) and Gavin, evidently, was not invited. That's okay though. I don't like lace on guys. And I have this feeling he wasn't actually at all interested.
So we started watching The Sopranos season 2, and then we got a call from Chloe asking us to come out to the Three Monkies (it's a club in Bunbury. There are only 3, it's not hard to find :D), so we hailed a taxi (on account of already drinking and planning to) (TaxI!) who was very nice, but rather old and apparently only paid $8/hr! Injustice, I says. So we made him keep the change. We got to Three Monkies, but it was deadosaurus. So we got a drink each and talked and waited for people to show up, and laughed at this lame dancing guy with Emo!hair, and hid Gavin from his patients. (Because he doesn't like them to see him in "the outside world" at the best of times, moreso when he's been drinking and is clubbing), then Chloe said something along the lines of "oh lol come to the house we're at", so, once !again! we crashed the party of one of Chloe's random Bunbury friends. Gavin was the only man-thing there, he felt rather surrounded. But most of the people were nice, one we even knew from the last party (Liz)! One wasn't nice - she was old, and had evil beady eyes - and one thought Gavin was 28, and that I was 24. WHAT. She was also 19, but I thought she was older too. Humph. Like... 30. Yeah. That's right. So we went (back) to three monkies, after some shennanigans ensued, such as, taunting Chloe for being on the phone to Ollie*, wondering why there was a callendar of scantily clad wimmins in a house inhabited by only wimmins, wondering why said scantily clad wimmins were so covered in filth, wondering why I've never seen a good looking cleo pinup. Ever.

Then the taxi arrived, and this one wasn't nearly as interesting as the first. I don't remember the second one at all, so he must have been a big non-event. Danced at Three Monkeys, was fun as always. More drinks, more talking about things. Talked to some nurse from Gavin's work (but not Gavin's nurse). She remembered me, but I didn't remember her... oops. She's nice, though.
Then we lost the other girls (in hindsight, we think it was the old(er, I suppose) one's fault, because she had been giving Gavin serious evils for some reason. Like he was GASP the Dev0l. Chloe was a bit incapable of stopping them from leaving us behind at that point, but it was okay. So we went to Fitzy's (one of the other 3 clubs) to find them, BUT ALAS, they weren't there. More drinks, more dancing, more talking. The music there is more interesting, not necessarily better, just more different. Less "club music" and more "dance" if you know what I mean... I'd be surprised if you do, because I don't... anyway...
We got a msg from Chloe saying "we're at eXit" (which is the third club, and you have to pay to enter - but they do give you a free drink, so it pretty much balances itself out), but we didn't want to go there, and shortly after we got one saying "goin home", so we left too. Our last taxi driver was totally lame.
He told Gavin the fare, and Gav was like "just a sec, got to check I have it" (because he'd brought all the drinks of the night O_o) and the taxi-lame was like "haha, if you don't have it, I will call the police, haha", in a totally unfriendly and un-joking way. Pshhh. What he could have said, is "if you don't have it I can take you to an atm", or, since we didn't go into Gavin's house because it's a unit complex and we wanted to be quiet, he could have said he would drive in there so we could get money out of the house. Psshh. Lame.
Set up my computer and went to sleepies.

Saturday was full of barbecuing and making LANs, which is always surprisingly painful. TALK TO EACH OTHER, DAMNIT. That's to the LAN-makey, naturally. BBQing is fun, although Smokey. We also spent much of the afternoon sleeping while "watching" a Poirot movie (we didn't mean to, but we were up till 4.30am and then got up at only 10 or something), and then it was Dawn of War time. I'm starting to think that the Eldar just plain suck.
So I've been playing Chaos, and I still can't beat Gavin, but I can at least last against him. We beat some orks at Insane level, although we were on the same team, both playing Chaos and it was a strategically chosen map (with hard to assault bases)

Today was mainly LANness, pizza-making (haha! I win at dough making), download-fixing, and early morning ness.

Driving home from Bunbury at night isn't actually at all hard, just more boring than when you have things to look at. Only marginally so, however.


*Long story.
ithika: (piratically one)
Some people make me say "lol" in my head, over and over and over, a mental string of "lolollolololololoool" and so on and so forth. What am I updating about? I'm not sure, but

there is a bug (of some description) (somewhere) in my room. I know this because I can hear things moving. Yes. The unfortunate thing about this situation is that flyspray fumes make me feel sick, so I will not spray the room to purge said terrible tiny beasties.

I have turned into somewhat of a recluse these past (number) weeks. I'm not trying to slight anyone, or whatever, this is just a thing that happens to me in the summer (yes, it's seasonal, and yes, this is somewhat of an insurance precaution). As a result, I've been introspective-angry Meghan today, and yes, I no longer care for grammar on this day, because a) I'm slowly losing my ability to revert back to normal (the alternative is of course, pirate) and b) it's 3-freaking-am.

I have the 3am giggles. Gigglies. Things just make me want to laugh out loud and or scream with rage. It'd be fun to be a berserker.
There was something interesting that I had to say here, I'll try to wade my way through the morass of ridiculous to prise it from the gluggy, sticky mire that is my braiiiins.

[ profile] lone_one, now I am addicted to Pirates! and I have failed my WoW self-goal of being at 40 or near to it by the end of the week. That it is not yet the end of the week matters not - I am completely aware that I am more likely to play pirates at the moment than I am WoW. Although I've only been at sea for 24 months and my crew is already unhappy, so I may get a little bored soon. My pirate will be 30 soon! Ha, he has wrinkles. I'd like to point out that my Flagship, Thor's Hammer, is a Ship Of The Line, which is the best ship in the game. I would also like to point out that I nabbed it with a sloop, and have been using it since the beginning of the game. *victory stance* And I/my Pirate Duke Bilgie have married the Smokin' Hot Sexy Minx Daughter of some French place, which I thought was quite impressive for some guy named after the bilges of a ship (not the most attractive part of a tall ship, shall we say). On account of my glorious adventure to Bunbury (more on that later), Gavin is similarly transfixed by "living the life." Our/his pirate's name is Scurvy. I think it is a fantastic name for a pirate. Except he's Spanish, which is making it difficult for him to gain rank. :(

In other news - oh god Warcraft III is so much fun. I am impatient to get back to the Horde/more run-ins with Lady Sylvanas Windrunner too. Arthas is interesting, but kind of boring at the moment. Thrall is too cool for school (or something). Seeing Lordaeron was fun.

Yes, I drove myself to Bunbury, after much heated debate. I was the absolute victor of that, and so off I drove in my mettalic blue chariot of... combustion?
Anyway, I actually liked the drive, which wasn't so much a surprise as it was just a thing which occurred to me. That 30 minute section of not-being-duel-carriageway was a little concerning, but I was ready for it. And the reward at the end was of course glorious. We went out to dinner! In this really nice old hotel, the... Rose? maybe. Anyway it had cool, simple-elegant chandeliers, a suit of armour and a mounted stag's head, and some paintings of guys looking like nobility and their silly dogs, and the food we had was so nice! The biggest t-bone I ever had, and tasty. The hot plate they were served on was a little worrying at times, although it kept the chips delicious and fresh seeming for the whole steak marathon experience. Lemon lime and bitters from bar type places is so delicious. And of course the company was pretty much unparalleled.

Family guy is pretty funny.
Managed to not sleep for the whole time Gav was at work on saturday (this happens often - he only works from 9-12 (or 1 or 2) ish on Saturdays normally, and this is easily within my natural awakening period :P. Instead played Warcraft III O_o Thraaallll. I already don't remember what we did on Saturday afternoon. Did we go shopping? I don't know. Ohh, I think we.. no that was Sunday. Hmm. Saturday...I don't think we played Pirates! Till the evening. Hoom. Did we go shopping? Something happened, of this I am certain.
Sunday we played Puzzle Kombat (hahahaha I lose), Worms Forts and.... no, it's not called Deer Hunter, it's some other Hunting game. I don't even feel bad about liking this game anymore. We should have gotten Dangerous Hunts though, then we could fight some bears rawr. We had a bit of a run-in with a lynx, and then some incidents with rolling the 4wd motorbike (head injuries), but other than that we had a merry old time searching for that beastie, deers and goats. And raccoons. I would never ever hunt in real life though. Well. If I needed food, or if I was going to use the animal pretty exhaustively, or if it was a pest (although not foxes), then maybe. I'm sure I could do it if I needed it (the whole hatchett scenario, you know), but if it was just because it was a camping group challenge thing, or if it was a pest that needed culling (rabbits?) I'm not sure whether I would be able to make myself do it. Although I do so dislike Rabbits. I'm sorry Bugs.

The deeper meaning has been lost. I did have a topic, but instead this has been a fairly standard [ profile] bloodied_aura production. Oh vell. Goodnight/morning interwebs.
ithika: (Adventure)
13 months today! Go us. :D

*hangs head* I'm beginning to think that this autumn might in fact be a time when I spend more money on clothes than ever before.
Because apparantly, my three favourite things in clothes...
- stripes
- Victorian style thingies
- Military (naval, even) inspired jackets from just about my favourite eon ever as far as pretties are concerned

Are terribly in (thus readily avaliable), and actually being applied tastefully.
How do I know this?
When I brought 3 pairs of Jeans at once from Jeans West the other day I got a membership which lets me get delicious savings on their jeans (which are good jeans..)and other clothings, and they send me emails about things. And that's what the email told me. Not in so many words.

O_o it's odd. I've never wanted to buy the stuff that was really and truly "in" before. It's very odd. It'll also probably be expensive. Sigh. But I can't say no to velvet, and buttons, and brocade, and lace.
I just can't, god damnit.
I also can't say no to stripey scarves longer than I am tall.
It's not fair.
If Tricorn hats come into fashion, I may have to buy every one I can find, for me to have, then all the others, and destroy them, so that nobody can steal my favourite accessory away from me.

Someone! Make me a colourbar of tricorn hats that says "Tricorn hats are triangle love", or something. Just the hats. Yesss. Maybe some with feathers.
You know what would be a very cool thing? A small (smaller than my beloved Tricorn), cord tricorn hat. With some kind of ruffly thing along the edges. Something soft. But small, about 5mm thick. Or something. OH GOD, I'd never take it off.
I could be a fashion designer, and idulge all my excentricities, and make no money, but surround myself with outrageous and fantastic hats. Ones with gigantic feathers, but not in a ridiculous Melbourne Cup style, more in a "I am a Naval Admiral, foo" kind of style. And big, Napoleonic jackets. And brocade vests. And brocade corsets. And pantaloons. And doublets.
Okay... Maybe I could just be a tailor.
But It'd be fun to make them with modern things, btu the brocade and the brass buttons and the velvet can't go. Hm. It'd be a challenge. What would you make a doublet with? I don't know how to spell doublet, but semagic seems to think I'm right.
And those delightful boots, the ones with the leather that hangs back down to cover the buttons or buckle that holds it up. Oh yess. God I want some of them.

And those shoe sleeves, that cover the top of the shoe. And gloves. Button up gloves.

Now all I need is limitless funds and some kind of talent with clothes making. Le sigh.
ithika: (Nightsaber snarl)
Said some lady at the door of the Casino when she asked me for ID when we were trying to get back in. The funny thing is, she said it to Gavin, who she didn't ask for ID. Odd lady.
Anyway, I don't think I've updated publicly in a very long time, so I'll do that now.
The 29th huh. Well, not that long ago. Excellente.

Gavin got back on the 30th, which was Friday, and that was good. Three weeks is far too long. Fish and chips is always the best dinner food. *nods* Watched The Siege. Not the best movie ever, but interesting none the less. Gavin also got heaps of DVD's from his sister, so we watched quite a few things... Family Guy (a lot of Family Guy), the beginning of this anime called Berserk that we might come back to later, and all of Helsing.

Saturday was good, a good end to an awesome year. For the actual "new years" stuff we ended up going to the casino early (I don't remember the time.. errr... 6ish?), and brought drinks beforehand. *nods* It was a good idea... saving money on the stupidly expensive drinks inside. Hehe. We hid in the car with our drinks, trying not to look like alcoholics. And of course, two cruisers is to me a completely different thing than it is to Gavin, so I think I was kind of amusing to him. Heh.

I didn't find the Casino to be the glittery well of class and neon that I expected. It was fun looking, although the carpet was awful, and I was glad people didn't smoke inside. But I can't see myself developing a gambling habit, yay! It's just not fun enough to get sucked in. We both bet $4 on a 1c pokey (sp?) game called Pyramids, where a certain number of balls (determined by you) are dropped down a pyramid with holes and... tabs? things? lumps? spots? on it. If a ball falls in a hole, you lose it. But if the ball makes it down to the bottom, you win some credit-points, which varies in value depending on the position and colour of the ball. And you could win free games, with no holes, and free balls. Gavin won something like $8, and I lost the entirity of my $4 (woe!). With his winnings, Gavin brought us a plate of chips from the food place across the way, which were very tasty.
Oh! I almost forgot the best thing about our little adventure into the Casino, and that was... our free Keno hats! Yesssss. Glittery and plasticy and fun, and free, which makes them all the tastier. Mine was red, Gavin's was gold, and people kept asking us where we got them from all the time *shakes fist*.
We didn't go into the Ruby Room because neither of us thought any nightclub was worth an entry fee.
So at about... 8pmish we went back to Gavin's place and had dinner :D. I cooked (go me), and it was a chicken stirfry thing. Man, I hate cutting/touching raw chicken. I have no idea why, but raw chicken just makes my flesh crawl. *shudders* But! Raw chicken aside, the meal was a success, yay! Then we watched Family Guy for a while, until new years o clock, where we did all that count down stuff.

Sorry [ profile] tattered_pinion for not going to the par-tay. I would have liked to have gone, but it is a long way and yeah and stuff. But, I'm sure the party was excellent even without my being there.

And as for today, well, it was an interesting to good day. Last night I was all by me onesies in my house since my mum and brother were at my Grandparent's house, and my Dad left for work at 2am, so instead of trying to sleep hearing noises and fearing things unseen and all that jazz, I just WOWed it up till I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore. It worked pretty well, and now my Druid's level 12. Yay! 2 levels to go till cat-form, joyousness. I feel like I should have had a gold by now though. *hangs head*
One of the guards in Brill is called Gavin. He is not handsome at all, no resemblance to my Gavin whatsoever, but nevertheless I shall screencap 'im once WOW is back. Sigh.
I've been drawing lots. I am yet to get my uber-shelf though, so I have no printer/scanner for Idril yet. Le sigh.
But while I'm on the topic of that awesome and useful present, it's this ---> HP PSC 1315 )
It is as yet unnamed, but it'll get a Silmarillion themed name... in keeping with Idril. Possibly someone of her family. Ooh, fun. Not Turgon though. Oh no. He's far too important to be a printer/scanner, even if it is cute.
GASP, perhaps his name will be Elrohir. I'm saving Elladan in case I get a laptop someday. Yes. Well, that's that then.

What was I saying? Oh yes. I've been drawing a lot lately. I've drawn myself as Dread Pirate Ghan, Ithika the Undead Rogue munchin' on some delicious human-flesh, and Loslaith the Druid standing there looking pretty, as Night Elves are wont to do.
Today, I got myself a jacket. It ended up only costing me about $20, which is just grand, considering it was originally $60. YAY. It's awfully cool. You'll all see it eventually.

Dear god I love crosshatching!! It just makes shading so easy and good. I go now.

Quotes for thought!
Yes, you think that, with your soft, human brain

Oh, I have something funny to share with all of you:
the funniest death I have yet experienced on WOW )

Now I go.
ithika: (Ouch. Petrol!)
I have a few things to "report." I'm in a surprisingly good mood. I'm not entirely sure why. But it's better than brooding on the hundreds of kms that separate Gavin and me (and the three weeks), definitely better.
Well, like I said, I have a few things to say.
I'm thinking of changing my journal to friends-only (again). Mainly because the mystery and intrigue pleases me. Oh yes.

I'm going to have a Lord of the Rings fest at some point soon. Ideally, it'll be on Boxing Day, but it's probably a little difficult to organise that, due to family and stuff. It'd be the whole trilogy, the extended trilogy that is, and if I can really be bothered, I might even make up some games and quizzes and stuff. That's right. With prizes. Not big ones. Like, Lembas. I have a recipie for Elven Waybread, you know. Of course, I probably can't be bothered.

Gavin gave me Hypnotize, some loffley flowers (I get so many flowers from him :D) and a car ) for Christmas. Hypnotize is good. Interesting. I think it still needs some growing-on-me time, as at the moment I'm a bit more fond of Mezmerize. (please click-y the cut link there. It's funny.)
Actually, as you can see, I went a bit happy with the camera. So there's a few photos under the cut. Dial-up users, beware!
Gavin's Nana gave me a present too! What a nice lady. :) It's some hand lotion for moisturising stuff.

I got sorted into Slytherin at [ profile] lumos_sorting. So happy. Am totally ditching [ profile] hogwartsishome for Lumos. (Lumos looks much more intelligent and interesting, plus I was sorted into what I think is the right house. But I would have been happy with Ravenclaw too. Look! Pretty!


I'm making a new layout (again). This time I'm using [ profile] ignited's tutorial, which is much more basic, and I'm customising it a lot more. So it'll be more miiiine
I'm thinking it'll be either really light colours (white background, very light foreground colours) or really dark colours (black background, grey or other dark foreground). I have no idea what the theme will be.

[Poll #631422]

I can't really decide which is classier. White and lights can look really awesome (like [ profile] halffling's current layout, and very classy, plus I've never really done a light layout with a white background.
However, I like the broodiness of dark layouts, like... er... well, heaps of layouts. 'N stuff.

Since I'm trying to save the monies at the moment I'm not going to be getting Christmas presents for people, 'sept for perhaps a very select few, who I'm not going to list, because I don't know if I'll be able to think of something/afford it, and I don't really want anything, so don't feel you have to get me anything... Christmas gets really expensive if you get your friends stuff. So if you want to get me something, that's cool, and thankyou but I can't guarantee that I'll get you something so I'd rather if you didn't, and if you can't help yourself please make it small. But! I think I'll make people stuff for their LJ's as a free-but-heartfelt present. *nods* Like.. I dunno. Stuff. I'm not that good at it, but it's the thought that counts. I'll try for getting cards done but I never seem to manage it so I cant' really guarantee anything. :)

The reason I'm doing this is (I thought I'd tell you all since I normally do like to buy Chrissie pressies when I can) because quite honestly, I really want a car, and soon. I want a car as soon as I get my license, or at least as close as possible. And I want that soon, too. Because Gavin's going to be in Bunbury from the 3rd of January. And I think that is enough of an explanation. Plus car+license = freedom. Yep.

Violent Pornography [System of a Down] is such a great-sounding song. I don't think I could tell you which band I prefer out of silverchair and SOAD anymore. Though I have listened to silverchair more, and I listen to SOAD more now. If that makes sense. I did try. You should have never trusted Hollywood/I was standing on the wall/feeling ten feet tall/all you maggots smoking fags on Santa Monica boulevard/

Bladerunner is a cool movie. Has anyone else noticed that now-a-days, heroes of movies are more accidental, and they don't really know what they're doing, they become the hero and stuff... but (with the exception of perhaps Star Wars) about 20-30 years ago, movies featured heroes who were already very good at what they do, old hands even. It's intriguing.

By the way, what do people think about friends-only journals? (Whee! Another poll!)

[Poll #631423]

I might write more later.

I want more icons.

Edit 4.53pm
Okay, so now I'm really feeling those three weeks


Nov. 7th, 2005 10:43 pm
ithika: (Run)
That was... alright. Actually, I think it went pretty good, I still feel happy about the Psych exam. Basically, I could have asked for better essay questions, but the ones that I did - Piaget's views on the Pre-operational child and Cognitive Dissonance, were some of my top 5 or so questions. The Multi-Choice... eh, was a bit wacky, (heehee, wacky).. I don't know how well I did with some of those questions! Ah well. I know I've at the very least passed, so 's all good.
[ profile] patternsofchaos, I hope the pen worked well if you needed it ^_^ Er, though, pleeease make sures that I get it back... not that I think you'd do anything bad to it but, I have a ridiculous affection for that pen. It has to do with the squidgy plastic bit up the top. Ridiculous, I know. hehe.

Then, after exam, talked to [ profile] the_icon_of_sin and Robert-from-creative-writing-who-has-redversusblue-shirts. Then [ profile] lone_one appeared, then went to play halo 2 and be pwned by [ profile] tattered_pinion, [ profile] im_the_end and Robert-from-creative-writing. At [ profile] lone_one's. Buuut [ profile] lone_one and [ profile] marxipan_xlii went to have lunch, or some... thing. Yeah.

Then! Went to see Gavin, who had been in Midland for lab-stuffs for Dentisty-things. Apparantly helped out with the polishing-ness of... crowns... maybe... I don't remember what he said... >_<, but yeah, and had the drill, then overrevved it, causing the bit to bend and hit him on the hand/fingers/thumb. He seemed pretty amused, it apparantly has happened before. Funny stuffs. 'N stuff. Then talked and walked and eventually ended up watching Fraiser. It was funnier than I remembered. Oh, and Deal or No Deal. That guy is still annoying, but this girl, who was greedy and had no sense of logic, lost, and so we were amused and happy. Hehe.
Hope nobodys exams went awry because of the Ford-driver-into-semi-trailer incident on the Freeway thismornin'. Funny thing is, I hate driving near those barriers. It hadn't occurred to me that hitting into them could be better than something.

Watched the news. Think that supplying "schoolies" with condoms is wrong. Totally the wrong message. Totally the wrong message. However, street drinking is pretty funny, potentially. Meh. Starting to think it would be terribly funny to go to one of those places where "everyone goes" for leavers. Maybe will one time, and laugh at all the drunken peoples. Hahahaha. (yes, just like that)

Want to draw something. Drew an awesome cartooney-wolf the other day. Want to draw more coolly.

Do, but don't, want to finish Tawny Man trilogy. Will miss the Farseers :(.

Do, but don't, want to see Harry Potter movie. It has drago...

OH MY GOD! I nearly forgot to update about the biggest event of the day:
I saw a dragon dolphin in the river on the way to uni.
It was black.


Yes, I know you're struck dumb by my awesome... news. Yeah. Wooo!

Uh, I drove home from Rossmoyne in the dark and the rain. I want my licence now, damnit.
My arm is hur
ithika: (vampyric one-ness [Van Helsing])
Yeah, all aloone in unisfa. I appear to have been quite abandoned by my peoples, and now all I have left to console me are the three shiny new beanbags, one of which I like to think of as Levi. We also have a UniSFA carebear called Lightbringer. Hehe.
It is a very lonely day. Nyawwww.
I miss my Gavin.
That is unlikely to change until.. later in the week. :(
Yesterday was a good day. Went [with Gavin] to Gavin's parent's house/family beachouse thingy in Rockingham. And it is an awesome house, they have giant chess. Had fish and chips, which is my very faaavourite dinner food, especially in certain company. Also played panic, which was funny. And very slightly broken.
The clock just keeps on ticking.
I think I will call Gavin tonight and use up all of my phone credit, because I can just go to the bank in the morning and replenish it. Yes. I will do that.
Philosophy, dissapointingly, is incredibly, incredibly boring and pointless tripe. Maybe I've just been in a disillusioned mood today, but yeah, it is teh suck. Ancient History is fun. Very fun. Medieval history was really, really dissapointing last week, which, I assume, [ profile] tattered_pinion will blame me for all semester. What else... I am very sick of my parents screwing me around with curfews. It's not fair, and it's not cool. So there, nerr.

I know where I *do* want to be, but I can't get there... well, not really. I mean, I certainly could, but my concience would not allow me.

- [ profile] nicholii, about [ profile] lone_one
ithika: (OMGshiney)
And, to make everything even more better[rer] I got mah results, whee. Am happy.
Weekend was a happy time. 6 months with Gavin, whee!
I got preseeeents ^__^... Earings and a necklace and chocolaaate. Yay, am a happy girl.
Saw War of the Worlds, t'was good. Also saw American History X, was fantastic, and Without A Paddle, was also good. That Seth guy is short.
Uhm, and, that is all for now. Yesss.
*dances away*

*dances back*
But will not be able to spend all of HP6day reading HP6 because of Work!! Gahck!!
*dances away again*

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