April 20th, 2009

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Results of Twitter Update Poll

In a previous entry, I had asked whether people wanted me to add my tweets to my blog, and the response was overwhelmingly against it. So no worries: I will not add that.

One change that I hope people will enjoy: I created a set of Alice in Wonderland-based icons for my LiveJournal, replacing most of the icons that used photos of myself. The exceptions are my default picture, of Una kissing me, as well as the image of me bellydancing and the close-up of my eye with the dilated pupile. I love all of those. You'll probably still see them quite a bit. I'll also still be using most of the wonderful icons that sara_merry99 made me earlier this year.

Below the cut are a couple pictures I couldn't turn into icons, because when they I tried to crop portions of them to 100X100 pixels, they lost their magic. Feel free to use them if you'd like. I couldn't find a photo credit for either of them.

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The Documentary Thief: Conclusion

Now, another update. On Thursday, I had a DVD stolen from my car, Born into Brothels, a title which was suffiently enticing to find itself in the hands of some unknown thief, instead of in my admittedly unlocked car. I suspect the teens who were skateboarding nearby, but I've got no proof. So one minute I was unloading groceries, and then 20 minutes later, I was flushing beet red from embarrassment as I called the local the video store and then, on their advice, the police to report the petty theft.

This morning was the first day since the incident that the manager was scheduled to be in the store, so I headed there after my morning workout at the gym. I explained the situation, repeated my story to her, and gave her the police report number and the officer's name. After she did quite a lot of typing into the system (probably about what an absent-minded twit I was), she declared, "All taken care of."

Sure enough, I returned home, logged onto Blockbuster.com and saw that the movie was no longer considered to be in my possession. This means I can go back to having three movies at a time, under the terms of my rental agreement, and the next one on my list (ironically enough, the pickpocket-heavy Oliver!), is already winging its way to me. Huzzah.
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Virtual Weekend

Originally, this was supposed to be the weekend for Otakon regional gatherings, but it turns out that the Philadelphia are event will be next weekend, and my husband, The Gryphon, and I won't make it. Since the pet sitters (a very nice older couple) had already planned on taking Una for the day, during which time they planned to take her to a big dog park, along with their own doggies, she told me I could leave her anyway. I dropped Una in the morning, and then came home to a quiet house and got caught up on Otakon press relations correspondence, which always seems to eat up more time than it should.


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NaPoWriMo: Day 20

I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month, where the goal is to write one poem a day for 30 days. During the month of April, I will be using the writing prompts at ReadWritePoem.org and posting the results.


Day twenty prompt (image)


Today is an image prompt. Write a poem to this image, or another one that sparks your creativity, uploaded by pareeerica.


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