lilyofshalott: (Geeky!Ten (cheesygirl))

I'm in several icon comms and have a few iconmakers friended so I'm always saving icons to my hard drive. Unfortunately, I have next to no icon space, so these lovely icons sit (unhappily, I would presume) in folders on my hard drive and Photobucket account. Therefore, I thought I'd do some icon "spring cleaning." Quite a few of the icons I'm using now were among my first attempts at icon-making and are overly-texty, so several of those will probably go. (This reminds me, I should really do an iconpost--I've had a few sitting in my Photobucket for a while.)

So . . . based on a meme seen on [livejournal.com profile] nentari's journal a while ago (but I'm not claiming it as my own idea because I'm sure someone's already done this): Comment with a few (say 4 or 5) icons of mine you rather like and tell me why you like them.

Also, the lovely [livejournal.com profile] diddakoi gifted me with a 1-month Netflix trial! (I've been meaning to sign up for Netflix for, oh, the past six months or so.) I have a list of movies I've not seen yet (mostly because the local movie rental place doesn't have them) and will be adding to said Netflix queue. Any suggestions of films I need to see?

And the second reason for getting Netflix: Classic Who!! Of course this brings me to another dilemma, namely where to start. slightly more detailed pondering under the cut )

lilyofshalott: (Eowyn/Lady Elaine (angelfish_icons))

Yes, there's the old adage "Don't judge a book by it's cover," but when I'm shelving, that's what catches my attention (as well as the title). And I have occasional "I'm such a geek" moments when I'll be shelving things, see a book, and think, "Ooh! The title's in Hannibal Lecter!" (they used this for the PotO movie titles). Anyway, I was shelving in the YA section last month when the spine of Lisa Ann Sandell's Song of the Sparrow caught my eye (the spine has a smaller version of the cover picture). When I read the inside of the jacket, I knew I had to check the book out--it's about Elaine of Ascolat (which, as many of you know, is my favourite Arthurian legend)! I finally read it last week (I was in the middle of several books) and quite enjoyed it. The book is written as verse, but it reads more like prose: sentences with no set rhyme scheme or meter and very lyrical. It's lovely, really.

As for Dalek progress, this is where I've been for more than a week (I've been trying to figure out how to secure the colourwork in the shoulders). I took the pictures to-day and thought I should probably post them as I've been promising a progress post for a while.

Pictures under the cut! )



I had book club last night, which is always an enjoyable time. One of the things we talked about was journaling. No, this had nothing to do with the book--the book is generally talked about for maybe half an hour and then we talk about life in general, &c. Back to the journaling--I need to start doing that again (in a pen-and-paper journal, I mean). I kept a journal (actually, I suppose it was technically a diary) throughout high school and into freshman year at SU; then I stopped. I tried to pick it up again when I went to NCUR and on my England trip, but I haven't done much since then.

And I think that's enough for today.

~Michelle

lilyofshalott: (knitting Dalek (lazulisong))

I started my Dalek for the [livejournal.com profile] who_knits Good vs Evil Knitalong last Thursday (using [livejournal.com profile] penwiper337's Extermaknit pattern. I've not gotten very far yet. For one, I'm a slow knitter to begin with. Secondly, bobbles of DOOM! The bobble rows are taking forever to knit. Also, I don't think they look very even. Anyway, on to the pictures!

bobbles of DOOM )

lilyofshalott: (Eight facepalm (lfire1))

Occasionally, my computer's speakers do this thing where they pick up the classic rock station in my area (it's not even a local radio station, either). It's a bit annoying, but it generally only lasts for a day and my speakers act normally the next day when I turn my computer on again.

Not so this time. It's been going on for several weeks. The odd part is that if I have my speakers turned all the way down the station comes in the loudest--turning my speaker volume up makes the radio station a bit quieter (but I can still hear it). So at the moment, my speakers are turned rather high, my computer volume is at it's lowest and I can still hear the radio station clearly. And if I try to drown out the station, my music is too loud. Arg. I've tried twiddling with my speaker cables, but that doesn't really seem to work either (apparently I'm not good at jiggery-pokery). The only thing that really works is using my headphones--if they're plugged into the tower and not the speakers themselves. ::shakes fist at speakers::

On a happier, non-speaker-ranting note, I spent the afternoon with a pot of darjeeling and The Thirteenth Tale. ^_^ Also, my circulars from Jo-Ann.com arrived on Monday (even though the tracking information had said they'd be here by today at the earliest!) so I was able to start my knit Dalek. I've only got about four rows done so far--I'll post pictures when it starts vaguely looking like a Dalek (perhaps after the second set of bobbles).

~Michelle

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