My internet is being patchy, so I spent most of the weekend watching TV. I now remember why I don’t usually watch much TV. Gah.

(I was also reminded of how much I want fashion to go on a Sixties retro kick so I can rock outfits like this . I have legs to show off here, and I bloody well can’t do it in what passes for a miniskirt these days!)

So, uh, yeah, still playing catch-up on blogs and friendslists, but I will get there! I promise!

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (lord of the rings)
( Mar. 12th, 2007 12:58 pm)

A post by [livejournal.com profile] amandazillah has reminded me that I have a whole lot of unread books in my collection, so one of my new goals is to read all of those, and alphabetise (and possibly slightly cull) my book collection while I'm at it. I may or may not also do reviews of them, and reviews of re-reads, or whatever. Watch this space, I suppose.

There's a costume contest for Comic Relief at work this Friday. Now taking suggestions, because I'm all out of ideas.

Hi, I'm boring!

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Jan. 20th, 2007 12:53 am)

I cannot feel my arms or legs. I am a torso with hands and feet.But my god, Ceilidhs are WICKED FUN and I'm going to learn how to do this properly so I won't step on people's toes next time.

*toddles off to bed*

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 20th, 2006 05:15 pm)

Happy Birfay to MEEEEEE! *twirls*

Today, I slept in, had lunch with Anna, and then went shopping for Christmas present for my family and a “Happy Brthday and also go me for not buying a snarky Christmas present for my mum*” present for me. I now own a pair of knee-high fuck-me boots, woohoo! *strut*

Now I just need to learn to walk in them without sounding all clompy or falling over.

* I was looking at the wee stocking-filler box things that have, like, zen garden in a box, or tarot cards, or stuff like that, and one of them was a “Therapist In A Box”. I resisted, but only just.

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Nov. 30th, 2006 11:00 pm)

Today I dragged Mags and Ben into a store and tried on corsets to find the size I actually am, rather than the size I remembered being, and then I bought a shiny new outfit. Corset! Wheee!

[Unknown site tag]

Corset!
Corset!
Crappy picture of my fabulous new corset. Ignore the weird glare under my armpit, Anna and Don's flat is weird and clearly haunted.

And then we went to harass Anna and Don, and then we went to see the new Bond, which was … weird. Good, but weird. And had weird boobies. o_O

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (squee)
( Nov. 30th, 2006 11:00 pm)

Today I dragged Mags and Ben into a store and tried on corsets to find the size I actually am, rather than the size I remembered being, and then I bought a shiny new outfit. Corset! Wheee!

Picture! )

And then we went to harass Anna and Don, and then we went to see the new Bond, which was ... weird. Good, but weird. And had weird boobies. o_O

bubosquared: (Default)
( Oct. 14th, 2006 05:12 pm)

Went corset-shopping with Anna and Sarah today. No corsets were actually purchased, as the only one I really liked that was in my size and fit properly had boning issues (… ehehehehe “boning” eheheh), but they'll call me when they get more in.

Then Sarah had to flee, so Anna, Don and I sat around for a bit in the Elephant House, and then I went non-yarn shoppping. Bought some bobbins, pom pom makers, and, um, a ball of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK, which I was allowed because I need a second ball to be able to use up the first ball I have! *eyedart* This is not a rationalisation!

And then I bought World of Warcraft. Yes, “two weeks before NaNo”. Yes, I'm insane. Yes, this is all your fault!

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (badfic)
( Oct. 14th, 2006 05:12 pm)

Went corset-shopping with Anna and Sarah today. No corsets were actually purchased, as the only one I really liked that was in my size and fit properly had boning issues (... ehehehehe "boning" eheheh), but they'll call me when they get more in.

Then Sarah had to flee, so Anna, Don and I sat around for a bit in the Elephant House, and then I went non-yarn shoppping. Bought some bobbins, pom pom makers, and, um, a ball of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK, which I was allowed because I need a second ball to be able to use up the first ball I have! *eyedart* This is not a rationalisation!

And then I bought World of Warcraft. Yes, "two weeks before NaNo". Yes, I'm insane. Yes, this is all your fault!

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Oct. 13th, 2006 08:55 pm)

My 'hawk is officially long enough to put it up properly. Pictures to prove it! )

bubosquared: (firefly)
( Sep. 15th, 2006 12:19 pm)

I'm feeling like crap today. I think I have some sortof gland infection, which makes me feel exhausted, and I have training today, so I didn't want to call in sick, and now I can't leave because half the team's called in sick and augh. And I'm on my period two weeks after getting off the last one, which makes me cranky like nobody's business. Stupid body. Bah.

I've installed this Google desktop sidebar thingie, and I'm liking the To Do list and the scartchpad, but it doesn't seem to be syncing the To Do list with what I put into it at home. Vive-versa, updating the one at home with what I put into it here, it works fine, but not this way around. Boo!

Tonight, I need to go get my phone seen to, recharge my electricity and gas and bus pass, and try and recover a bit, because tomorrow, we go see Princess Bride and buy a new motherboard and stuff so I can finally have a working computer that doesn't projectile vomit at me everything I so much as vaguely think about YouTube. On Sunday, we write, and on Monday, [livejournal.com profile] dantesvendetta is coming to visit, whee!

More Fun With Flickr: Photos of my flat! )

bubosquared: (bad mo-fo)
( Aug. 28th, 2006 08:25 pm)

I'm waiting to post actual touristy pictures until [livejournal.com profile] elfiepike is back home and has posted her account of the visit, so I can be lazy and just link to her entry, but there are a couple of photos I need to post, because I now have a new haircut (don't kill me, [livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina?) and a hat!

Here there be pirates! )
bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Aug. 6th, 2006 09:56 am)

So, I have bras. Two of them, in fact, and I love them. They fit, and they're comfortable, and oh my god, this is a revelation. (Yeah, hi, I kinda fail at this being a girl thing, I think.) I'm a 36C, for those of you (hi, Ruth!) who wanted to know that. <g> They're also moulded, and one of them has a wee bit of padding thingie in it, which is new for me, and they both claim to be hand wash only, but I think I should be fine washing them in a wool wash in a garment bag thing. But yes. Yaye bras!

bubosquared: (lex)
( Jul. 11th, 2006 02:03 pm)

Rocky Horror went ... well, there weren't even any callbacks, and no one even got up to do the Time Warp. This audience is broken and I want a new one! I suppose this is what happens when you put it on on a Monday night. :/

My ankles are hurting a lot less than I'd feared, but my arse is ow. I hate my body and its ridiculous injuries and aches.

Work today is insane. If I didn't already smoke, today would make me start, gah.

bubosquared: (feminist)
( Jul. 10th, 2006 06:57 pm)

I decided to wear jeans and sandals to the cinema, go change in the loo when I'm there, and then change back before I go home. It feels kinda silly, because I'm not normally the frightened type, but the idea of walking even that little distance (it's about five minutes from my place to the cinema) in four-inch heels I can barely walk, let alone run in, and wearing a skirt that comes up to my arse, just makes me feel vulnerable. It's odd, because it's not the first time I've work semi-revealing clothes in public, but I hadn't realised how much of my self-confidence and feeling of safety is tied in with my footwear. Huh.

(Not that i feel too bad about it, really, because I'm still not all that frightened, it's more wanting to avoid twisted ankles and being catcalled by annoying teenagd Neds. But still.)

bubosquared: (dr who)
( Jul. 5th, 2006 01:01 pm)

Okay, while I've been a lot less angry about my job lately, there is one thing that still drives me insane, and that's noise. I don't deal very well with loud noises anyway (music is different, because that's not noise, but even so I prefer that to be loud for me and quiet for everyone else, except at a concert or something, because I'm neurotic like that), but it's magnified by a factor of ten when I'm on the phone. I have a hard time concentrating on a phone conversation when anything is going on in the background, especially conversation, because my brain starts listening to the background conversation and then I get confused. So when I'm trying to do my job, which involves lots of telephone conversations, and people are standing right by my desk talking rather loudly, or even jumping up and down (so kidding!) halfway across the floor, it really annoys me, and I don't appreciate having eyes rolled at that annoyance. I'm all for enjoying your job, folks, but that's no reason to impede my ability to even do mine.

In more pleasant news, the (spoilery, natch) new companion photos are very pleasing. Well, in that New Companion is hot, anyway. I'm somewhat less convinced about Tennant's shirt.

Also, have asked CO if she'd like to come along to Pirates, and she was v. enthusiastic, whee!

[ETA]V. important poll. )

[/ETA]

[ETA2] ... CO just drive-by chocolated me. Um. Wheeeeee! yes, i'm a dork, shaddup. [/ETA2]

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Jul. 4th, 2006 12:58 pm)

This week at the game: Call of Chtulu! In which I prove yet again that dice? Hate me. *facepalm* But at least I'm still reasonably sane.

Need to get black clothes dye tonight so I can dye the skirt and corset-like top I'm planning on wearing to go see Pirates on Thursday with [livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina and co. Arrrr, matey! :D

*pokes friendslist* Talk to me? I'm boooooored.

bubosquared: (coffee)
( May. 24th, 2006 08:53 am)

Dear weather: I can deal with sunshine. I can deal with punishing winds. But both at the same time? No. This whole "Blow Melle's sunglasses off" thing has got to go.

And then I accidentally deleted my /random folder, including my randsig file. Arse!

In happier news, I have two new icons, somewhat belatedly cut because one of them could be vaguely spoilery for The Age of Steel. )

You can see more pictures of me and my sword (bweee!), this time in more appropriate clothes as well, here. Also, a picture of my dad which proves that I have vampire genes. (No, seriously.)

I just had a Mrs Norris on the phone. Hee hee. Heeeeee!

[ETA] Have lost ability to spell "problem" in Dutch. Samson ate my brain! </Belgian> [/ETA]

bubosquared: (squee)
( May. 20th, 2006 06:31 pm)

Sword pictures, bweee! )

Is anyone else getting old comment e-mails? Like, from a month ago? o_O

So near my work, there's a bunch of used car dealerships, and at one of them, this car is currently prominently displayed, and um. ikindamaybewantit. I have no idea how the fuck that happened, I mean, I don't like cars, I'm a motorcycle girl at heart, and the only cars I've ever even vaguely considered getting if I had the money for it were a VW Beetle, or a Deux Cheveaux, or a Mini, and even that was more idle consideration than actually coveting, and also, I don't even have a driver's license, so WTF self?

(To further my shame, it's an SUV as well. Gah!)

Aaaand a hearty "Fuck you!" is in order, I believe?

Scene From The Break Room:

Assorted People: *stand around in line for coffee machine*
Candy Vending Machine: *jingle*
Melle: ... Did that machine just randomly drop money?
Co-Worker: *checks change tray, holds up 10p coin* Yep.
Melle: O...kay, then. o_O

[ETA] It just did it again! :D Only 5p this time but hey, money's money. [/ETA]

And then I had a call from a bloke who was looking for a summer job ... for his kids. The hell? Unanimous reaction from self and co-workers: "Why are his kids not looking for jobs their own damn selves?" I mean, seriously.

I nipped into the new second hand shop down the street after work yesterday to see if maybe they had a pair of jeans that fit me, because having only one pair of decent-ish jeans is starting to annoy me. Didn't find a single pair of normal, non-low-slung jeans that fit me, but I did find a lovely pair of work trousers--blue shimmery velvet, perfect fit, and best of all, they have pockets, and only cost £3.50! \o/ Also, a cheapy pair of shorts for work in case it turns out to be a hot summer. I'm not to happy with those because they're knee-length and have this weird split thing at the end of the legs, but they were only £1.50 and they'll do in a pinch if it's a choice between these and overheating.

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Oct. 4th, 2005 10:32 am)

Heh. I don't know how many of you NaNoers have listened to the WriMoRadio podcast, but you should. Chris Beaty, Nao founder, talks about the shiny new stuff on the site that "will almost certainly crash the server several times over the next two months." Ahahaha! Clearly the man is psychic. :D

Listening to that podcast has also made me doubt what I want to do for NaNo this year, but that's an issue for my writing journal.

Like the big geek that I am, I'm already trying to decide what to dress up as for Halloween. Pretty much no one I'm working with now has seen my costume from last year (my black goth dress, white make-up, and my vampire teeth), so I could just wear that again. Or I could wear the dress again (I like that dress, can you tell?) except with a witch hat or something. Or I could go for something else, like maybe Tank Girl (except that's not really scary, and also a rather drafty costume for late October in Scotland) or Random Hogwarts Students (except ditto on the not scary--I suppose I could go as Mary Sue, from House Sparklypoo, but I doubt anyone else would think I was scary). Opinions? Suggestions? Anything?

(And yes, I fully plan to put up a poll about this nearer the date. LiveJournal: Enabling codependent tendencies since 1999!)

In other, crafty news, this circular knitting thing is annoying me. And I'm only on row one. Sigh. I'm having trouble finding yarn for [livejournal.com profile] oulangi's Ravenclaw scarf, so I may just jump ahead to [livejournal.com profile] ruby_fruit's Gryffindor scarf, for which I do know a shop that has the perfect yarn, and order the Ravenclaw colours somehwhere online or something.

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