wiseheart: (Lancelot)
"Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen."— Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks

A good idea, actually. I should give it a try one day.
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
Nonconformist Hall of Fame: RIP original mic dropper Oscar Wilde. To wit: “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

'Nuff said.
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
Need a quick recharge? Power up with a power nap. Geniuses like Dali and Einstein loved sneaking in some extra ZZZs.

If that's all what makes up a genius, then I qualify. *g*
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
Look at this:



Yes, it is what you think it is: toilet paper for every single day of the last year, with everything depicted that went wrong with 2016.
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
There’s no time like the present. We also enjoy Good Times, Snack Time, Bed Time, and of course, Free Time.

A good plan, I'd say. *g*
wiseheart: (Uhura_tribble)
Welcome to my annual (virtual) birthday party! I'll be turning 60 on October 9, which is a round number, meaning, that a whole new decade of my life will start. Imagine that! Where has all the time gone when I was not watching?

In any case, let's have fun! The goal is, as always, to create as many collapsing threads on as many pages as possible. I'll kick up the first few topics, just to start the ball rolling, but basically it's up to you what we'll be talking about. So far, we always had fascinating topics. Photos of cakes and cookies and flowers and kittens and whatever you want to post are also welcome.

Since LJ chose to crash our party 3 years ago, I'll save the whole thing to Dreamwidth on a daily basis. Last time it happened it took us an ungodly amount of effort to recreate the lost comments, and even so, we didn't manage to get everything back.

Again, welcome and let's have fun! God knows we all deserve it. The party closes at midninght on October 9, sharp, as always. Let's use the time we have well! Last year we had almost 900 comments, most of them in various threads of lovely discussions - let's hope we'll going to have at least as much fun and enjoyment again!

And a Hobbit-style birthday gift for Merlin fans: I've finally updated "Magic Mirror"!
Chapter 6 - Leontes in Wonderland has been posted to FF.Net. Enjoy!
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
Free thought: Eat dessert first today. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Again, something I can fully agree with. *g*
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
Free thought: Ending a sentence with a preposition is nothing to be afraid of.

I am relieved. That's how I was taught in my English courses but people kept telling me how wrong it is. Firefox may be wrong, of course, but at least I have an argument on my side, hehehe.

Loved this!

Sep. 1st, 2016 11:05 pm
wiseheart: (Federation)


Star Trek Phase II Answer to JJTrek - Timeline restored! *g*
wiseheart: (Lancelot)
For those not in the know: Schwitzerdütsch is the peculiar dialect of German spoken in Switzerland. It really can hardly be called German anymore. I'm reasonably good at understanding dialects (though not even the Germans themselves understand each other sometimes), and we spoke a kind of German in the family that is closer to the kind spoken in Austria than what you can learn in language courses, but Schwitzerdütsch is a language of its own.

A few days ago, I watched a few interviews Urs Bühler, the amazing tenor from Il Divo, and I laughed myself silly, because of the 7+ minutes interview I only understood a few words, the dialect equivalents of natürlich (naturally), selbtsverständlich (of course) and so on. And even those just barely. He was funny and charming and all that, but I understood more thanks to the Spanish subtitles than from listening to what was spoken. And I only learned Spanish for half a year when I was 17!!!

Clearly, Schwitzerdütsch could be used as a secret code. ;)
wiseheart: (Gildor)
I have them every time when a certain author on SoA updates any of their stories. In every single summary of every single story it is empathically told that it is "of course" not slash, "as always".

Now, I understand if someone doesn't like slash. It's a matter of personal taste. I even understand if someone sees it as their personal crusade to fight slash on the principle. It is a matter of personal intolerance.
What I don't understand is why somebody needs to underline that their story isn't slash in an archive that doesn't even allow slash to begin with. That is beyond stupid, IMNSHO.
Read more... )
wiseheart: (Mycroft_drink)
[livejournal.com profile] espresso_addict suggested that I put up a reminder, so here it is: my virtual birthday party is still going on and will do so for another 2 full days.

At this very moment, we've reached Page 4 and 594 comments, but I hope that will change for higher results before the day is over. We're having excellent fannish discussions and ungodly amount of felt links - and no, I won't tell you what that means. You'll have to drop by and see for yourself.
wiseheart: (Mycroft_drink)
So, this should have been the actual opening post, but I forgot to set the hour when I scheduled it, so I'll simply do it again.

Welcome to my annual (virtual) birthday party! I'll be turning 59 on October 9, which means this is the last year I start it with a 5! Next time, if I live to see it, the 60s will start. Imagine that! Where has all the time gone when I was not watching?

In any case, let's have fun! The goal is, as always, to create as many collapsing threads on as many pages as possible. I'll kick up the first few topics, just to start the ball rolling, but basically it's up to you what we'll be talking about. So far, we always had fascinating topics. Photos of cakes and cookies and flowers and kittens and whatever you want to post are also welcome.

Since LJ chose to crash our party 2 years ago, I'll save the whole thing to Dreamwidth on a daily basis. Last time it happened it took us an ungodly amount of effort to recreate the lost comments, and even so, we didn't manage to get everything back.

Again, welcome and let's have fun! God knows we all deserve it. The party closes at midninght on October 9, sharp, as always. Let's use the time we have well!

Oh, and have some virtual cake:
Pineapple cake
wiseheart: (macika)
My virtual birthday party starts at midnight, over at my LiveJournal, and lasts until my actual birthday, October 9, as always. We have great fun and interesting discussions each year, but new guests are always welcome.
wiseheart: (Elladan)
I must admit: I'm a sucker for royal weddings. I watch them, whenever they're transmitted. And coronations, too. Stupid, I know, but here you are. ;)

I particularly like when it happens in one of the Scandinavian countries. I see Queen Margarethe of Denmark and remember my friend [livejournal.com profile] lissas_elves - happy birthday, my dear, by the way! I see the Swedish royal family and think of [livejournal.com profile] solanpolarn or [livejournal.com profile] disthrainsdotte, whose birthday is also coming up, soon, so my best wishes!

Whenever there's a report about the Dutch royal family, I must think of [livejournal.com profile] rcfinch or Vorondis or Nemis. And the British royals call to memory a dozen dear friends, like [livejournal.com profile] altariel, [livejournal.com profile] the_wild_iris, [livejournal.com profile] espresso_addict, [livejournal.com profile] lindahoyland, [livejournal.com profile] edge_of_ruin, and [livejournal.com profile] ooxc just to name a few. Perhaps this is the practical use of royals in these days: to make us remember our friends that live in that particular country. ;))

That said, I loved the wedding of Prince Carl Philipp and Sofia. It was a successful meld of tradition and modern, and the Swedish people are a lovely bunch. Little Princess Estelle was adorable as a flower girl, and the ranking wedding guest, Queen Margarethe, looked gorgeous in her red gown, despite her age.
wiseheart: (radek_working)
I'm not sure it's a perfect match, but given the possible answers, this is what I came out to be:

People Love Your Trustworthiness

You believe in doing what you say and saying how you feel. You shoot straight with people, for better or worse.
People may not always like it when you say "no" or give them honest feedback. But in the end, they do appreciate it.

Others come to you when they need the truth or a real favor. You take your role as a friend seriously, and you try not to let others down.
You are always good for whatever you promise - whether it's keeping a secret or doing something difficult for a friend in need.



wiseheart: (captain_charming)
Not to mention highly addictive. Yesterday, I went to Aldi's to buy some groceries and stumbled over a whole lot of wonderful paperwork sets, all arranged to make easily paper balls in the shapes of Easter bunnies and chickens and lots of other stuff. Needless to say that I couldn't resist buying two of the sets, the ones with the bunnies and the chickens. They were... well, not exacly cheap. But they're beautiful, and I'll make perhaps one or two little figures for this year's Easter table, and save the rest for the upcoming years. Or so I hope.

I also bought specific colours to make marble-like Easter eggs and ones with various self-adhesive patterns that supposedly can be removed after having coloured the eggs, so that the shapes will show up in white. For that, of course, I'll have to hunt down eggs with white shells, which are not only hard to find but considerably more expensive than the brown ones, but, well, I wasn't able to resist.

Yes, I know I'm hopeless. But there are worse addictions, right?
wiseheart: (that-czech-guy)
This is one of the most hilarious things I've ever read. Basically, it explains the Alpha-Beta-Omegaverse to beginners, in an extremely funny and ironic version, with all its icky details.

I ruefully admit to be a fan of Mpreg, and most of Mpreg takes part in the Omegaverse, so I'm familiar with the phenomenon but I never saw it explained in such a hysterically funny way. So, if you've got a strong stomach and need a good laugh, go on and read it, but don't say I haven't warned you. ;))
wiseheart: (Uhura_tribble)
So, my amazing apple-cheesecake is in the oven, the kitchen is ready for me to prepare the sausage rolls for the evening, and the guy from UPC was here early in the morning to install the new mediabox for Mum, through which she will be able to watch almost 200 channels, including some German ones, which had been the reason for the change, and the new super-fast internet modem for me.

There were slight problems with the result that I am currently unable to access my webmail account, but IT guy from next door promised to take a look when he brings my new flat screen and copies my old hard drive onto the inside my brand new PC. So, for the moment I am still on my iPod and on my geriatric laptop, which I love to pieces but don't really like to type on it.

Oh, well, with the heating broke in the study it is unlikely that I would use my main PC anyway. Apparátus try, today is going to be the coldest day of 2014. Of course, they won't be any more days in this year to top it. ;))

Update: Arthur's Quest - Book One is finished! Go me!
wiseheart: (Uhura_tribble)
So, we had our mini-concert of 20 minutes in the entrance hall of the Gellért Baths today. It was very nice, and the environment is simply amazing, all those Zsolnay ceramic tiles and stained glass windows and Art Nouveau decoration and stuff.

Then we were invited to use the facilities and it was amazing. They had thermal basins with water 30, 35, 36 and 40°C, a chamber filled with chamomile damp, 45°C hot, a sauna that had three chambers, each gradually hotter than the one before, cold-water basins to the damp chambers and the sauna and, of course, the obligatory swimming pools. I enjoyed it greatly, and we had lots of fun.

It put me in such a good mood that I decided to bake a cake in the afternoon. It turned out a DD - delicious but disastrous. It looks like a Word War 2 battlefield after a particularly brutal bombing, but it tastes like heaven. Well, better than the other way round, right?

One more week until Christmas break. Yay!

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