October 31st, 2011


Trick and treat

Happy Samhain to all

And happy anniversary to my sweetie. We are legally married 26 years today (though we will celebrate 34 years together in December)

He is preparing for me something that I think of as a trick and a treat --

For years he has recycled / re-purposed computers that were replaced from his workplace into usable upgrades for friends and/or their kids. Currently he is setting up a laptop that will be for the single purpose of allowing me to play Sims 2.

So the TREAT is, I finally get my sims back! Maxis has never loved the Mac, and I was left in the dust by all the episodes and items that never were ported. And all the things IN the ports that were never really crash proof. When SIms 3 came out and people changed over, he bought me a full set of Sims 2 for the PC on the cheap. I am more excited than I care to admit that I will soon have my Boromir sim making everyone grilled cheese for breakfast again. That boy loves his grilled cheese.

The TRICK is - this will be the very first time I ever used anything Windows. How many non luddite / tech fiends do you know who can say That in this era! I have been on the Mac nearly as long as there were Macs to have. (The first one we owned was the fatmac 512, in 1985) I have never used a PC, or touched anything windows related. I am having a moment of "grandma looks at that newfangled technology" type panic.

I feel like I should hold my hands over the eyes of Totoro, my beautiful Macbook, so he won't be jealous...

This is also my 8th anniversary at Live Journal. I had no idea how much it would come to mean to me, even if I am here less these days.
oh bother....

Writer's Block: LJ Pumpkin Carvageddon contest!

Show us your pumpkin carving! Post your pics along with your username in the photo. Do not Photoshop your username into the pic. Five random submissions will win a $25 iTunes gift card and our favorite creation gets a new iPod Nano and a $25 iTunes gift card! [ Contest Details ]

Not this years, but my favorite-- the eye of Sauron in the aluminum foil eyecup of Barad dur

birch leaves


I wrote this ages ago and never really showed it. It had some beta, but strangely, the people who looked at it were completely at odds over what wasn't working for them, so I never made a decision about reworking it.

I have been trying to corral my work lately (since I moved to my new powerbook) and found it in the files - and found that I rather like it as it is (probably because it's such a personal story) So, I decided to let it fly a little -

It is for my *invisible* OC North, (who I try to show only by her absence in my gen fic, but who a few of you know ) and so it does take place in Arda - there is some geography/history and the idea of the unhoused spirits that refused to go west - but it might read better if you don't think of that being true. I don't know. I like its tone, and this is the time of year to try it----

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