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My first post: what shall I say? Should I dribble on about, well, nothing, or simply introduce myself? This is my non-fanfic page, so maybe a brief introduction.

I am a single mother of three children, living in a three-generation household. That's right, I moved back home to Mother. And Father. Just thought I should mention that. I have an amicable relationship with my ex (really should get around to divorcing him some day) and I love my family. I have 2 girls and a boy, and for those in the Greater South-East of Queensland, beware: my eldest gets her Learners next year. If I didn't have grey hairs before (no comment) I will then.

I'm going back to Uni next year. (How's that for a segue?) Well, in 11 days time, but that's really part-time/external. And I have my first assessment on the 16th. Not that I'm stressing or anything. I'm doing Maths and Physics. I really should have done it first time around, but I was lazy and influenced by peer-pressure. (Do Biochem! I'm doing it, and we can study together!) But Maths is my Wun Twu Wuv!!!!! and it's the language of Physics, so who am I to argue with Twu Wuv! and Soul-Mates! and all that? Please! The quiet screams of 'what the hell am I doing?!' are just a cover for the fact that I'm getting an education. Again.

Well, anyway, I'm going to sign off here. I'm going to try for Nanowrimo this year (should I have signed up already?) and I've started writing something. Fanfic and original fic will be on my other page: [personal profile] misse


Jul. 30th, 2013 06:54 pm
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The Doctor's reaction to someone mangling Benedict Cumberbatch's name...

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I love Sherlock. I have both seasons on DVD, and have been waiting impatiently for the third series.

I have not seen The Reichenbach Fall.

I read the books many years ago (and again more recently) and have seen another version. I know the story. But I have held off watching this episode because (I think) it scares me. The thought that series 3 might be the last dismays me, and watching TRF just brings it that little closer. I will watch it, but not yet. When series 3 is about to air, my daughter and I will commandeer the TV room and watch the first two series, and enjoy them together before seamlessly moving onto the third.
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So last night, I saw this:

Loved it. The fact that I'd already written a story along those lines has nothing to do with my appreciation of the above image. Not at all.
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One day, when I'm a maths teacher, I would like to dress up as Bellatrix for Halloween (which I have never celebrated) so that the English teachers can warn about the Dark Arts!

Happy Day!

Apr. 3rd, 2013 11:56 am
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I appear to have the children cowed. A little, at least.

Another thing to note is that I am not a morning person. Not by any stretch. In fact, the morning after my brother's 21st birthday, my cousin's boyfriend tried to joke about my 'hangover.' As I and others told him, though, it wasn't a hangover, I'm like that every morning. When my youngest child was, well, younger, she would point blank refuse to wake me if I was napping. My ex thought it was hilarious. He would tell her to go wake me, and she would shake her head and refuse. Anyone would think I was a little grumpy on being woken. Anyone would be right!

So fast-forward to today. We have my nephew over for the fortnight (save me!) and I've already instructed him about how floors are for feet, and things that are left on the floor (like TV remotes) get stood on and broken, and confiscated the remote for the children's TV for leaving it on when they were off playing (two of my pet peeves about the TV remote.) Well, Mum and Dad had to go out this morning for a doctor's appointment, and I had to get up early (like, 9am early!) to look after my nephew. Dad went to call me, and as soon as my nephew heard he was off like a light babbling about TVs being on and remotes.

I'm so pleased with myself :D
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or ... I'm not sure if it's the maths or the typing that's going to finally do me in.

So I'm doing my Bachelor of Science. Again. I did it, originally, when I was young and stupid, and ended up with a degree that a) I didn't really want, and b) I never actually used. I didn't really want the degree because it was in an area of science that doesn't really interest me: Biology. I did it because I was young and stupid, and followed my friend into her field, and because it was easy. What I really wanted to do - what I have always wanted to do - was maths. And physics. Because numbers are fun. Really. It's just that when you have to suddenly work your head around stuff you haven't done in *cough*20 years*cough*, it hurts a bit.

Okay, a lot.

But what's more frustrating is when you've finally beaten the work into submission, you've then got to turn around and fight with Word to get it formatted properly. Actually, it could have just been because I was working in pseudocode, which is fine when you're handwriting it, but it involves numbered lists. Repeating sections of numbered lists, and the lists DO NOT LIKE to repeat sections of numbers. Or, at least, mine didn't tonight. But I beat it! I ended up working with text boxes to separate out the sections so that I could have them all lined up, all numbered exactly the way I wanted, and now I'm happy. The assignment is finished, due in 5pm Thursday, and all I have to do is fill out the coversheet and hand it in. Yay!


Jan. 21st, 2013 01:06 am
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So I want to make this skirt ...

... in black for the main part of the skirt, and with a white panel with red and black embroidery. I would like to do some knotwork - maybe a dragon - or a trailing rose. Interestingly, some of the best work is by tattoo artists, which many people (eg, my parents) would consider very low-brow. There's some amazing artists out there.
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The spectacle company add sounds like 'brains!' not 'frames'.

Actually, the only zombie movie I've seen was Zombieland, but A Brief Account of Life with Zombies is hilarous! [Sherlock (2010) fanfic.]


Nov. 22nd, 2012 10:58 pm
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Taking a *nice* photo of my children can be a bit of a chore, especially when one of them has a special hatred of having his photo taken. So, in my effort to get this,


I got this:

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I now have a Pinterest account. Bad idea. Very bad idea.


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