I have an interview for the GSLIS programme at Simmons College on Thursday. My mom and I are leaving early tomorrow morning by bus (12 hours—fun). I'm a bit nervous, of course, but hopefully things will turn out well. We're staying a week, so we'll be doing other things as well—my family used to live in Boston (my parents met there and both my brother and I were born there) and we've been back several times for vacation and such as well.
What's been going since my last post? Not much, really. I've mostly just been reading, knitting, and working at the library. I had my once-a-month Saturday at the library this past weekend, where I learned how not to go about issuing a new applicant library card (all was well, though), among other things. Speaking of knitting, I've gotten to the shoulder colourwork on Murray the cuddle Dalek (no pictures yet) and have a promising yarn in mind for my "Misty Garden" Charley scarf (Yes, I'm linking my post on charleysangels--I don't feel like reuploading the pictures). [And yes, lowc, your gushing over the Manos Silk Blend on Ravelry was quite instrumental in this.]
A few quizzes: ( The Time Travel Test )
Oh, and one more thing before I go. When I get back, I'm going to start on the Doctor/Companion/Master/Villain profile banners I promised I'd make for the who_knits Good vs Evil KAL of Awesome. Sooo, which Companion am I most like? Feel free to choose from any serial/audio/novel/etc. (it doesn't matter if I'm familiar with said choice, either) and explain why. Thanks!
And now I’m really going to bed. I don’t want to do so too late as we’re leaving quite early in the morning. (This from the girl who usually stays up until half one or later.)
I've been toying with the idea lately of changing my journal layout a bit, namely switching from having a repeating wallpaper-style graphic to a fixed banner at the top of the page. Actually, that's not quite right. I suppose what I'm really pondering is whether to have a top banner and have the rest of the layout be "clean" (i.e. with a solid background, similar to nentari's layout) or to keep my wallpaper graphic, but no longer have invisible text boxes--or whatever they're called--similar to gentle_blessing's layout. I'd probably be doing this to my icon journal first as the variety of shades in the wallpaper graphic has made it rather hard for me to choose text colours that actually show up across the page. Of course I would also need to peruse the howto comms to find the proper coding and suchlike. Thoughts? Ideas?
Oh, and a quiz! I know I've taken this before, but I don't think I've ever actually posted it.
( Which Mix of the Hogwarts Houses are You? )
In knitting news, I'm nearly halfway through mitteny-mitt the second! Yay! (I shall post pictures of the pair when both are done.) Once I finish it I'll be able to start on Extermaknit! (same needles) for the who_knits Good vs Evil Knit-along. Since Daleks count for Evil, I'll have to join Team Evil. ::laughs:: I plan on switching sides as soon as I finish the knitted Dalek of Awesome, however, and making Rose's Doomsday mitts (must.learn.cabling.), finishing my cuddly TARDIS, possibly making a jelly baby or two (no, seriously), and possibly a scarf.
Which brings me to my next question (I already brought this up on who_knits, but I figured since many of you lovely people on my flist are Who fans, knitters, or both . . .): The Fourth Doctor's scarf is quite iconic and suchlike, but what scarves would the other Doctors wear? How about Companion-y scarves? Ten's already covered, actually--chili_dance posted a WIP picture of a fantastic Tenth Doctor scarf.
And I think it's quite safe to say this post got away from me. Just a bit (hee). Well, I'm off to get ready for bed and do a bit of reading--we're doing Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale for book club this month and I'm rather enjoying it so far. ^_^
I know I've taken this before and I thought I'd posted my results, but I can't seem to find them in my bookmarks or on LJ.
Rather accurate, I think.
(Can you see the image? I can't, but it may just be that my computer's being silly. And now I feel a bit like Pooh--"Is it raining out there? It's raining in here." Actually, it is raining here . . . </ randomness>)
This is mostly a bit of middle-of-the-night (slightly odd) rambling and suchlike.
First of all, I don't think my facial moisturiser is working anymore. This is a bit distressing as I tend to have dry/sensitive skin. I've been using Eucerin's "Extra Protective Moisture Lotion" (meant for sensitive facial skin) but my face has been very dry lately and I have a stubborn patch on one side that is particularly dry. I've been applying moisturiser far more often than I usually do (and feeling a bit like Lady Cassandra with all her cries of "Moisturise me!") and it doesn't seem to be helping. Any suggestions?
Secondly (and completely unrelated), I'm going to be doing a bit of icon "spring cleaning" (never mind that it's summer) as I've been saving all sorts of lovely icons to my hard drive but haven't been able to use any of them because I have no iconspace. My overly-texty first attempts at icons will probably be the first to go as well as ones I hardly use, but if there are one or two of the lot you'd like me to keep, please comment with the icon. ^_^
Thirdly, quiz time! Stolen from nentari: ( The Greek Mythology Personality Test )
Snagged from nentari:
( What Be Your Nerd Type? )
In other news, I think I want to thin out my icons a bit so I can add more Austen and DW ones . . . the problem is, I'm not sure which ones I want to remove.
Also, I've discovered it's somewhat difficult to find soft yarn in TARDIS blue that isn't expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've picked up a ball each of Caron SimplySoft (on separate occasions) in Dark Country Blue and Country Blue--I like the softness (and I've heard it knits up nicely, too), but neither is the right colour. It seems as though the perfect shade would be somewhere between the two.
I did find the *perfect* colour at the awesome yarn shop we went to last Saturday, but it was 100% wool (which I generally find a bit itchy) and nearly $7 for only about 100g.
I think I'm going to start using tags on here now . . . not that anyone really pays attention to that sort of thing on non-icon or -fic journals, of course.
So I spent about six hours in the spider lab to-day. And the worst bit is I didn't even accomplish half of what I'd wanted to. I had originally wanted to move the Clutch 2 spiderlings from the container they were in (with their mother) to individual containers (and label them and suchlike) as well as set up several of the experimental "habitat containers" set up (which takes longer than you would think because it involves sifting topsoil). Definitely did not happen.
( In which there are lots of spiderlings and they want to escape )
( A few quizzes! )
Senior Week has been rather fun so far: lots of movies (including quite a bit of JA ::joys::), crafting, general fun, and a few new "members" interested in ODD. ^_^
Remember the Jane Austen heroine quiz I posted a while back? (I've included the link as you probably don't remember) I've also taken the "Who is your Jane Austen hero?" one, but I keep forgetting to post it, so here it is! Any guesses?
( I could never love a man who was out of his wits )
I realised I never posted the rest of the answers to the movie quote survey thing I posted earlier this month. Almost of the quotes were guessed (well done!), but here are the answers to the rest:
( I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden! )
lowc wins with eight correct answers and squeakars gets second with four--you may take your pick of Honeydukes chocolate, Wonka bars, or tea-cake (because Algy won't let you have any muffins).
And I've found there are actually quite a few Jane Austen quizzes on Quizilla, so I took several (only posting one, though).
( It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . )
Finally, the weekend. I'm rather looking forward to it, too. Erin and I are having Halloween Festivities this evening which will involve dressing up, eating candy, and watching movies. 'Twill be in the SAVE suite sometime after 8ish(?) if anyone is interested. To-morrow is trick-or-treating, which means we'll stop at President Lemon's house again (last year, his wife gave us shortbread!). And then there will be Festivities in the Atrium on Mon. Clearly, there will be much candy. I'll be wearing my Lady Elaine dress, partially because I forgot to take it with me to Erin's house for Ren Faire (and I will be writing a Long and Detailed post about Fall Break . . . once I finish writing about it in my bound journal). And also because it's really pretty : it's the dress she's wearing in Waterhouse's first Lady of Shalott painting--the one on the boat. [and I'm way too obsessed with that poem/song/painting(s)/story(ies)]
Last night was fun--from a litle before ten to a little after midnight a few of us (Erin, Ally, Andrew, me, various others who stopped by) just sat in the Atrium and talked. We also amused ourselves with Erin's publishing book. It is full of many Strange and Wonderful things, including step-by-step instructions on how to resuscitate a lizard--though Ally thought it looked more like "How to kill a lizard in several ways."
( Harry Potter + Myers-Briggs. What fun! )