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LJ Idol

It kind of seems like everybody's doing LJ Idol. I think I should maybe do it, too, since I now have some kind of life to write about.

So, here goes! I'm signing up for therealljidol.

Sep. 29th, 2009

I wrote a poem recently.

I know, I know! I'm not usually the poetry type. But I just felt a muse and I went with it. Admittedly, I'm not crazy about poetry in general, but I think this is a good place to start with getting back into writing again.

Anyway, here goes (because of course I have to share now that I've told y'all about it!)

I dreamed
Shadows of blue, green, pink
Danced around me
I dreamed
Flying beyond the sky, beyond
I dreamed of the life I could
Should, would
Always dreaming
A smile, a laugh
Warm hands on skin
The little cry of joy
Escaped beyond the sky, beyond
I dreamed
And awoke to a life I could
Should, would
The smiles, the laughs
And, oh, the warm touch
Of skin on skin
Shadows of blue, green pink
Danced around me
I lived

So, you have two options: Either die in the vacuum of space or . . . tell me what you thought of my poem. ;)

New layout (again)

I think it's time once again that I reinvent my journal's image. I enjoyed the Hufflepuff-colored layout, but I found something (once again on the lovely gawariel_design community) that I think speaks more to my personality. Plus, the navigation strip works with this one and I prefer to have it there. It made the header look weird with the old one.

So! I come bearing a poll. Everyone loves a poll, right? This one's pretty simple - just select the statement that best describes how you feel about my new layout as compared to my old one. If your feelings cannot be confined to a simple pre-determined statement, feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks, y'all! I value your feedback. <3

Poll #1460020 New Layout

Do you like my new layout?

Yes! It's much better than the old one.
Yes, but it's about the same as the old one.
I prefer the old one.
This one blows. You pick bad layouts, girly.


There's no denying it, Hufflepuffs are made of awesome and glitter. But now we have even MORE proof of our awesomeness:


Congrats and big thanks to EVERYONE who contributed in contests, voting, and the sheer awesomeness that is being HUFFLEPUFF!

Grrreat Sex and Grrreat Romance!

I've tried to hold off on talking about these until I have more to say about them, but I just can't hold it back. I want to scream from the mountaintops!

I know for certain that I have some readers who are in a relationship. How would you say your relationship is doing? You know what I'm talking about! No matter what else enters into the mix, the strongest elements of maintaining a romantic relationship are always the same - love, romance, and sex. Since these three pretty much go hand-in-hand, it's really nice when they're present. But it's terrible when they're missing! What do you do when you just can't seem to work up enough excitement about your guy to sleep with him? What do you do when you lose the urge to even pretend to say, "I love you"? What do you do when you'd give anything, anything, to be married to someone who actually gave a shit about you?

I'll tell you what we did - we bought 101 Nights of Grrreat Sex. It looks a little something like this:

Now, bear in mind that we just bought this one, and so far, I've done two seductions and Charlie's done one. His was a really big, planned-out one, though, and mine were pretty much just . . . quickies. Even from the little bit that we've done out of this book, we can already tell that we're closer, we're more attracted to each other, and we're both really excited about finding out what comes next!

We bought the sister book to Grrreat Sex almost two years ago - this one is called 101 Nights of Grrreat Romance. The difference is that Grrreat Romance focuses in on the romantic actions that make you want to be intimate with your partner, while Grrreat Sex for the most part just gets down to the nitty gritty.

When we first bought Romance, we absolutely did not put our whole hearts into making the seductions all that they could be. I did about four of them in the way-back-when and they mostly flopped, he did three and almost forgot about them until the last minute. That's the thing with these books - they take patience and persistence. But they work!

You remember my beautiful flowers and gifts, surely? They were a product of a seduction from Grrreat Romance.

I'm not saying that you should run out and spend the $40-50 you would spend to get both of these books, and I'm definitely not saying that your love life is crap without them. It takes being in a very trusting and loving place in your relationship to care enough about them to make the seductions work - they may be good suggestions, but you still have to pull them off on your own. We learned that lesson the hard way two years ago.

I don't know what made me want to talk about this today, but I'd like to think that it's because someone out there was looking for something like this. I hope this helped whoever it was that I was compelled to help!

Hells, yeah!


They're making the Hobbit movie! I woke this morning to the twangy hick DJ talking about the settlement between the Tolkien estate and the movie people, which effectively allows them to go ahead and make the two (yep, two!) movies that will be filmed based on the 1937 classic.

The Reuter's story is here for your reading pleasure.


Two new eggs.

My last two were a smashing success! They're adults now and they're very cute! So, I'm back again with two more eggs, asking my lovely f-list to help a sister out.

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Thanks, guys!


I need them. I want them. What are you reading? Send me some recs! I'm planning to hit up the library at some point soon but I hate wandering aimlessly. Help me compile a list!

(I realize that -0.02 people actually read my journal. Still thought I should throw this out there and hope for the best.)


How could I forget about A Very Potter Musical?

Have I told any of y'all about A Very Potter Musical?

How unlike me! I was doing so well with sharing all the cool stuff I come across.

Anyways, yes. A Very Potter Musical. Written, directed and performed by fans. Absolutely hilarious. A genius work of art!

So, here's the musical straight through.

Seriously, it doesn't matter what you know about Harry Potter. This is funny stuff.

Dragon eggs!

Do y'all do the dragon eggs thing? Essentially it amounts to clicking on the little eggs and then, voila! They hatch into cute little virtual dragons.

So, let's try it.

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!