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FRIENDS ONLY

Please leave a comment on this post if you want to be added as a friend - but be warned it isn't very exciting here - I don't write fic, I don't post consistently and my life is just not that interesting. But you are welcome to comment anyway... Don't be offended if I take time to add you back, though - I will want to read your LJ for a bit first.

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magic by tuulie_chan

Holly needs us!!

About a month ago, hollydb submitted a short story to All Romance Ebooks for their "Just One Bite" contest. The grand prize is $1000, and second place is an iPOD touch. Holly was selected as one of the 32 finalists. There are rounds of voting in pairs, and the author with the greatest number of votes goes forward to the next round. Now, certainly the Buffy fandom knows what an incredible writer Holly is, but the wider world may not be so enlightened. She's in the second round, but is behind in the vote at the moment. :(

So please, go vote for "Falling" by Rosalie Stanton at this link: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/contest.html and help a terrific writer move towards winning the prize. Holly has entertained us all for years with wonderful fic, and she really, really wants to win this.
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Oh dear...

Just made a total prat of myself in the garage while trying to fill hobbitmum's tyres with air...

It wasn't my usual garage, where the machine starts up when you put your money in. This one was free, but I couldn't get it to work. I had reduced the air in one tyre down to 10 before I gave in and asked a man to help with the machine. He pushed the button that switched it on...

*blushes furiously* I am going to be THAT woman, now, aren't I?
oh shit by liss_icons

I'm living in the Amityville horror house...

For the last three days, I have come home in the evening to anything between 13 and 25 dead houseflies in my kitchen. There are no houseflies around anywhere now - so where are they coming from??? I've scrubbed everywhere with bleach and have looked everywhere but have no clue where they are coming from. I know it is a sign of how I am mentally at the moment butI feel persecuted. *pouts*
don't fuck with me by willowgreen

Another mouse encounter...

I don't know if it was THE mouse, but yesterday morning there was another encounter...

I keep some bird food (seed, peanuts etc) in a plastic dustbin in my utility room. I don't feed as much in the summer, but I do like to supplement with a few peanuts etc in one feeder. Anyhow, yesterday morning I went to the bin to get some peanuts and noticed some flakes of grey plastic on top of the bag. How odd, thought I, and inspected the bin lid in more detail. There was a small hole. Not right the way through, but there. Deeply suspicious about the fact the hole was in the inside and not the outside of the lid, I dragged said bin out into the garden and began to remove the bags etc inside. And there, right in the bottom was a small mouse. It looked the same...

Now I am a reasonably tolerant woman, but I did NOT want this mouse in my utility room. So I tipped the dustbin up and ushered the mouse out in the direction of the flower bed. Did it exit stage left into the greenery never to be seen again? Hell no. It turned right, and ran straight into my small natural pond. So now I was faced with a potentially drowning mouse! Of course, I couldn't watch that so rushed over to the pond with garden trowel in hand thinking I'd have to get the damn thing out of the water. But, in a kinda cute way, he was sitting on a lily pad. We stared at one another for a brief minute and then he sort of ran across the pond weed, up and out and into the plants on the other side of the pond.

I really, really hope that is the last I see of him/her!!