This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry

July 31st, 2011

Where I've been hanging out the past few days. @ 11:49 am

Current Mood: relaxed

People on LJ and IJ keep suggesting I get on DW (which will always mean Discworld to me, and not Doctor Who). People on Facebook are inviting me onto Google+ . I already miss loads and loads of stuff because I don't have time to read everything I have now. In the mornings I usually scan Facebook, looking for remarks from family and personal friends and ignoring most of the political opinions, which were the original reason I joined. I also skim Facebook, and Twitter as well, for breaking news. That's really the only input I have for what is happening in the world, at least for now.

After my mid-morning nap (yes, I'm still sleeping too much) I allow myself some time on LiveJournal and InsaneJournal. Actually, since I keep hearing about some serious problems on LJ, I've been primarily reading IJ. A lot of my friends cross post to both.

For years I've had Semagic working so that it will post simultaneously on LiveJournal and InsaneJournal, which I dearly love. Unfortunately, I cannot get this to work on my new netbook, no matter how carefully I try to follow how many sets of directions. That is a real bummer when I'm traveling; generally my posts only appear on LiveJournal when I'm on my netbook.

It's 12 days until we leave for the Reno Worldcon, and I'm filled with stress trying to get everything done. Yesterday was an especially busy day, with a 90 minute online meeting plus three phone calls. In the midst of this I am still trying to deal with the details that followed my mother's death. The big one right now is that the movers who are bringing the few pieces of furniture I decided to keep did their pick-up in Illinois on the 22nd but still haven't given us an estimated delivery date.

But I've decided that, in spite of everything, I'm going to take things real easy today. I'm going to straighten the house and make a very detailed list of things that need to be done, but the only one I'm going to do is vote for the Hugo Awards. I can't put that one off because midnight tonight is the deadline.

September 24th, 2010

Facebook Name @ 08:00 pm

Current Mood: tired

After I opened my Facebook account I was told by a couple different people that they are hardcore about using your real name, and that accounts with fantasy names can be deleted. Worried that someone would notice that VimesLady is pretty obviously not my real name, I changed my account. So now you can find me under Becky Thomson.

September 23rd, 2010

This is NOT a good introduction @ 01:11 pm

Current Mood: annoyed

This afternoon I can't log on to Facebook. I mean, my computer says it can't even find the log-in page.

Is anyone else having problems? Is this something that happens often?

Ugh @ 08:38 am

Current Mood: sick

Feel like I have a gods-awful hangover. I got to sleep a little late (chatting with Elfie on FaceBook) and then overslept by at least a couple hours. Too miserable to get my thoughts in order, and there is SO MUCH I should be getting done.

September 22nd, 2010

FaceBook Newbie @ 09:58 pm

Current Mood: confused

I have caved to pressure and joined FaceBook. You can find me as VimesLady Thomson. I am 100% totally lost over there right now.

This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry