lilyofshalott: (Christine dream (by masquerademasks))

I've decided my userinfo/profile/what you will could use a bit of redecoration—I've had this journal for nearly five years and my profile is starting to get rather cluttered as it is.

So . . . this shall be the colourbar post! (And I'll be able to move some over here that I didn't have on my profile before, due to the clutter. ^_^)

Under the cut to spare your flists . . . Roy G. Biv! )

lilyofshalott: (The Doctor dances (by lfire1))

I just re-downloaded the GIMP! Which means I can make graphics again, yay! And of course I tested it out by making a "nearly friends only" banner (after going "Help! How do I do this??" and running to Google). It's adorable, but far too large—and I haven't figured out how to resize it yet. I thought I already *had* as I was working on the picture at 75% of it's original size, but it turns out that just changed the *viewing* size, not the actual size of the image. For those of you who have FO banners, what would you recommend as a good size?

I actually might not use this one, as I have a few other pictures I might want to play with as banners . . . but this one *is* adorable. ^_^

Oh, and I keep meaning to ask all of you this. For my YA Lit class, one of our assignments is to keep a reading journal in which each entry is a book review with a booktalk idea. Our professor has a YA book blog and has said we could write our reading journal in any of several formats: handwritten, typed, or as a blog. I think it would be rather fun to have a book blog. ^_^

My question is this: do any of you have blogs on other platforms than LJ? If so, which do you recommend? I'm tempted to stay with LJ for a few reasons. First of all, I know how it works. Also, a lovely layout entitled "Magic Paper" exists, which would be *perfect* for a book blog (see [livejournal.com profile] chiara_suzuka's page—isn't it pretty?). However, it seems a blog on another platform might seem more professional-ish. But are comments easy to do on other platforms? For some reason, I vaguely remember seeing something somewhere that said certain blog places don't automatically have a comments section. At any rate, that blog will be entirely separate from this one‐as in if I end up going with LJ, I won't answer comments with this handle. Of course, you're all welcome to check it out once I finish a book get said blog set up. ^_^

And for those of you who might be interested, I found this while working on a project for my Technology class: Why librarians are awesome.

One more random thing. ::points to music:: I can no longer hear this sound without thinking of the video store scene in The Holiday. I love that movie. ^_^

Also, I love how LJ's spellcheck doesn't accept "blog." ::is amused::

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Want to know something really pathetic? I've been procrastinating updating my LJ by making icons *hits self repeatedly with wet lasagna noodles* . . . 'tis sad, I know . . .

Stolen from both Erins, actually: Take the first sentence from the first entry for every month, and put them together together.

notice a pattern? )

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Wow . . . I haven't updated in forever (at least a week, methinks). Since it's late (and I'm tired), though, I'll just write a brief snippet . . .

*I have gotten my roomie addicted to fanfiction (CSI fics, specifically)! I introduced her to the music of Josh Groban, she introduced me to the awesome-ness that is CSI, and I've introduced her to the ever-addicting fanfiction.net--now she says it's her turn again . . .
*The Masterworks concert and Candlelight service were lovely and both will be broadcast on WVIA on Christmas Day and Eve, respectively
*I've semi-finished my colourbar--the picture is done, but I don't know how to link it and turn it into an actual colourbar . . .
*we have decided 'twould be nifty to make "CSI: Seibert"--the first episode shall be called "Let Them Eat Cake" and will be about Kelly's missing half a cake (I really think we should do this--'twould be so much fun!)
*Dana, Erin, Kelly, and I watched 6 episodes of CSI this evening (Dana has the first three seasons on DVD) :)
*I really need to do a *ton* of O.Chem study-age tomorrow :\

~Lily/Michelle
(I really want to get a paid account now, so I can have more icons and finally use my spiggy mood set

lilyofshalott: (So my fantasy)

I'm finally updating--shocking, I know. This won't be a full update, however, since I have to write my notecards for my Genetics group presentation at 10 . . . I'm soooo glad 'tis Friday. I'll probably write an actually update later today, so I shall leave you with a list of some happy things for today . . .

The moments of happiness . . . )



~Lily/Michelle

Did I mention I'm working on an icon song-set? I can't remember if I did in a previous entry or not . . . anyways, I'm about halfway through (well, maybe a bit less) and I really like how it's coming along :) I shall post it in my icon journal, [livejournal.com profile] daydream_icons, when I've finished

lilyofshalott: (Only Time)

I've decided to make an icons-only journal, since I've been making a ton of icons lately and probably will continue making more (and Allegra convinced me as well--hehe) . . . As such, I'll most likely stop posting icons in this journal and just post them in my new one, which is [livejournal.com profile] daydream_icons--I'd love if you'd check it out (especially those of you who make icons as well) and give me feedback on how I can improve my icon-ing skills ;)

lilyofshalott: (Only Time)

Look at the new icon I made! *points to icon* It's the same picture as the "Learn to be lonely" one I was using by [livejournal.com profile] broken_wingz, but it's less depressing (the text is from "Only Time" by Enya) . . . I love this picture . . . *swoons* . . . ok, I'm going to stop rambling and being all phangirl-y . . . ;)

lilyofshalott: (So my fantasy)

Hmm . . . not much happened on Monday or Tuesday except we had a surprise party for Chris' 20th birthday on Monday (and he didn't have a clue!) Erin, Dana, and I decorated while Vicky kept Chris in his room. A bunch of us got together and we had pizza and tons of cookies/brownies--we were so full, we didn't even eat the birthday cake! 'Twas much fun, especially since Chris was genuinely surprised . . .

something to think about . . . )



O.Chem lab was brutal today--we had to identify an unknown organic compound using the spiffy expensive equipment (IR and NMR machines, for any other science majors out there). We were all randomly assigned an unknown, but of course, I had to get the hardest one (and I'm pretty much incompetent in chem lab . . .). Thankfully, Dr. Henry helped me through the entire identification process . . .

OOH! I've made more icons! And I definitely think I'm getting a paid account now, as I've saved sooo many nifty PotO (ALW's musical and movie) icons from the community I'm in, [livejournal.com profile] phantom_icons . . . and I want to make a mood set (hehe) . . .

PotO, Josh, and random icons )

~Lily/Michelle

lilyofshalott: (So my fantasy)

Yay--I think I've finally figured out my schedule for next semester! The only thing I don't really like about it is that I'll have 4 classes MWF, and basically nothing on TTh (I'll have Career Planning on Tues for the first 7weeks, and O.Chem lab on Thurs)--the evil thing is that nothing's offered (that I need to take) on TTh *grrs schedule* My group "presentation" went well in US History this morning and when Jess and I went to to talk to Dr. Tom about our Genetics presentation he answered all our questions--so now we can fix the stuff that was wrong . . . we're having another group meeting at 7 tonight--hopefully we'll be out of the computer lab before 9 *crosses fingers*

Ooh! I've made more icons! icon-y goodness )



And before I go, I must share some awesome-ness: I'm going to go see WICKED!!!! *bounces ecstatically* There's a tour bus company (Benedict's)based near my town that regularly goes on various trips to Las Vegas and New York and such, and they often take trips to Broadway--which is how my mom and I saw Riverdance: The Show a few years ago . . . sometimes they have "free days" where they drop you off in NYC in the morning and pick you up at night and you can do basically whatever you want (like going to see a show or going shopping)--they also have ones where they go to see a specific show and you get really good seats, which is what this one is. When she came to pick me up for fall break, my mom started to tell me about the latest Benedict's schedule and she only had to say "There's a trip to NYC to the Gershwin Theatre" [which incidentally is where we saw Riverdance] before I started flipping out (in the restaurant!) and saying "Benedict's is going to see WICKED?!?!?!" Needless to say, I was glad (understatement) to know that she'd been able to get two tickets . . . I wanted to get a couple for my friends, but the schedule had come a few weeks prior and were probably sold out by then . . . Sadly, Idina is leaving the Broadway cast in January, so I won't get to see her since the trip is in April, but either way, I get to see WICKED!!!! (and we're still going to see PotO, but we're going to move that to next year or the year after)

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I think I finally made some icons I'm proud of! :D

icons :) )
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These probably won't be very good, since they're my first attempts, so I'll gladly take advice and hints from any of you people with icon skills :) For all but one of these, I found the pictures online and then added the text . . . here goes: attempts at icons )

Making icons is fun--I have even more ideas for Phantom ones, and I have plenty of pictures to use for Josh ones--hehe . . . Goodnight!

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