anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:27pm: This girl! And in the nick of time too! I'm so pleased with myself! Especially because plans were somewhat changed today because when I got home from Mrs. S I received a call from Dee Why Library wanting to know if I could do the 5pm to 8pm shift. I hesitated, but...dude, it's money for working at the library, so it had to be done. :OP

Although Microsoft Word says I've done exactly 50,000 words, but whatever.

As I said there in the subject title, I won! Here's the NaNoMetre to prove it!



50000 / 50000 words. 100% done!

Annnd here's my winner's banner under the cut! )

Like a baaaawsss.

However, I've realised that what I wrote this year is really pretty shitty and it's not likely I'll keep much of it if I ever use it to finish the fanfic. Pft, I hope though I can use this to keep up with the writing though, I've bee slacking so bad and it's just not right.

Anyway, I have to be off to bed now, but I'd like to thank the Academy and my brain for making this possible.

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
10:21pm: OK, that's a very odd title, but I'm watching 24 Hours in A&E and that's what this lady is literally doing! Not in the actual hospital room or anything, but seriously? People are nuts I tell you, I used to work at a newsagency near the hospital and the number of nurses who came by to buy cigarettes...

Anyway, moving on, today was not as good as I hoped it would be, I made a mistake of not eating a proper breakfast this morning and as a result ended up with heartburn and/or Acid Reflux. Ugh, I felt quite hideous and as a result I couldn't go ice skating. :O( I did head off in my car with the intention of doing so, but...I ended up going to Warringah Mall instead. Which was probably for the best because while I was there my digestive system decided to hurt like Hell and I felt so bad I was worried about how I would drive home!

Obviously, I managed to get back, however the stomach pain really put a crink in my NaNo writing. Damn! I've broken the 45,000 word mark which is great! But I was hoping to write enough so that I'll only need to do 2,500 tommorow, but I don't think I can manage it because I need to go to bed very soon. Dang.

Although I haven't actually written as many words today as it looks like because I ended up typing more after wrapping up my entry last night, so I really need to get back to it.

Here's the word count thus far:



45531 / 50000 words. 91% done!

9% to go! Can I do it...I dunno...but let's hope I can. My digestive system better be back to normal tomorrow, I bought cereal for breakfast and everything!

Wish me luck, my friends!

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:41pm: With the NaNo, which is a bit disappointing, but I have a good reason! Not only did I have work today, but I suddenly realised that a Figure Skating Grand Prix event was happening in Japan today! Because the time difference is only two hours this was an even I could actually watch at a proper hour, so that's what I did. I got to see history being made as the winner of the Men's Competition got an enormous record-breaking score! He beat everyone else by 60 points, yikes! That's the biggest winning margin I've heard of.

I was a bit sad though, thinking of how this made Plushy yesterday's new a bit, but he was happy about it and posted a congratulatory tweet! But there were many quadruple jumps in the competition, of which Plushy is a big fan. In fact the only time I've ever known him to be a 'bad sport' (something he's often accused of) is way back in 2010 when the winner of the Men's Olympic Gold didn't even have one his program.

Then later on I watched the women's competition, although more accurately I watched the second half of both competitions.

But! I didn't completely ignore NaNo or anything, actually I've done nearly two thousand words today, which isn't bad, although I was hoping to get to at least 45,000 words today so I would "only" have to write 2,500 in the next two days, but ah well.

Anyway, here's the count!



43360 / 50000 words. 87% done!

I guess I can hope for tomorrow...although I want to go ice skating - especially after what I saw today :O) - and there is a Climate Change protest in the city...but I dunno.

Anyway, I better be off.

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:50pm: I'm exaggerating a bit, but I'm working hard on catching up, today's word count is supposed to be 45,000 words, here's were I currently stand...



41424 / 50000 words. 83% done!

Not too bad...I hope, although there's now only three days left, here's hoping that I can be productive this weekend! I hoped to do more writing today, but I ended up not getting home until almost 5:30pm because I went to the doctor to see about my acne - which doesn't seem to be going away. Unfortunately, I didn't think I needed to make an appointment, but apparently medical centres in Dee Why don't really do walk-ins, the first one said they couldn't see me until 4:40pm and it was only 3:10pm then so I went to the other one that said someone could see me at 3:50pm so I decided to go with them since I am trying to finish my library book.

As it turned out I didn't get seen until 4:40pm anyway! So that was rather irritating, but on the plus side the doctor said I didn't need a referral to a dermotologist right off the bat, he said I should try out this benzoyl peroxide stuff to see if that would clear things up first. Rather awkwardly, I could have just got that over-the-counter, whoops. I used it first time this evening, fingers crossed it does something! The pimples on my face are refusing to go away even after a week, it's most uncool.

And finally before I rush off to bed, I had a bit of a scare today when I realised I didn't have my Misfit on my person! I figured it must have fallen off in the car, but I only just now remembered to go down and check under the seats, but alas it wasn't there! However, I looked in my other bag and there it was, what's up with that? Oh well at least it wasn't lost because that would have sucked.

And on a final note, I made lasagna tonight woohoo! Always very delicious. :OD

Right, I'm off to bed I need to catch up on my zzzs! Especially since I've got work tomorrow.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:32pm: I'm catch up on NaNo! I'm almost at 40,000 words so I have high hopes I won't end up being too rushed towards the end.

Of course, I'm kind of at a crossroads about where to go with the tale, I'm wondering if I should make a big time-jump, the series the fanfic is based on is known for doing that sort of thing and the story is starting to drag a bit...I'll never finish the tale at this rate! Decisions, decisions.

And now, I must post my word count and get butt to bed! I don't have to get up super early tomorrow, so that's a relief. Also, the cool change came in this afternoon so the weather is bearable, plus Mum brought the new air conditioner and N and Grandpa installed it so with any luck I won't have a horribly uncomfortable and sweaty day like I did yesterday.

Oh and my house is nice and clean now, since I had to do it in order to get the air con. Now, I really need to keep it this way, it looks way better and keeps the mind uncluttered. :OP

For now though I have to be off, man these entries get shorter every day. :OP



39088 / 50000 words. 78% done!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:10pm: In getting to bed because I have to get to work an hour early tomorrow. The taxi driver let Mrs S down badly and she wasn't able to get to her appointment so she has to try again tomorrow.

Ugh, damn annoying!

Also, it's bloody hot and like I said my air conditioner sucks, so my brain has been working so slowly so I haven't fallen behind any more with NaNo, but I'm certainly not catching up! I'm not sure what will happen tomorrow because it's going to be even hotter!

In other news, I went to the beach today, actually I went to a couple of beaches trying to find one with a rock pool because I don't like swimming in the actual ocean. But I got there in the end although then my swim cap finally broke, I've had it for a few years now. Damn, I'll have to buy a new one, I guess that will call for a trip to the mall.

Anyway, I have to go! Here's the word count:



36515 / 50000 words. 73% done!

And Australia has apparently been busted for illegal spying on East Timor, like the whole Australian Government! Fuck that's not embarrassing or anything, good work Government.

And now I'm off.

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
11:14pm: Just so I can catch up on NaNooooo.

OK, that didn't rhyme at all, but close enough.

OK, this is going to be a mega short entry because I'm meant to be asleep I have to get up at 6:30 tomorrow because I need to start an hour earlier at Mrs S. So I'm kind of kicking myself for still being up, but I at least wanted to only be behind by 5,000 words instead of 6,000 as I was yesterday!

But I've only just succeeded, dang and now, I must flee! I don't have much planned for tomorrow though, so fingers crossed my status will look a lot better then.



34427 / 50000 words. 69% done!

Right, goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:34pm: Because it's late! But I have done pretty well as far as NaNo goes, over 2,000 words today! Go me! :OD I rock. :OP



32474 / 50000 words. 65% done!

Although, I have just realised I'm still 6,000 words behind, dang. I hope I can catch up!

In other news, my abdomen was being a real jerk today, why do my guts hate me....so rude. But seriously, it's really annoying, I took some paracetamol but it didn't really help, I guess I'll have to try the anti-spasmodic stuff next time, but I wasn't sure if it was actually digestion related or what.

And now I have to be off! Sorry for the boring updates, I'm sure you'll forgive me. :OP

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Oh Dang...

Nov. 22nd, 2015 11:57 pm
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:52pm: I've got no time to update! And to further add insult to injury I've managed to fall even further behind on NaNo, nuts!

I've managed to break the 30,000 word barrier, but now I'm behind 6,666 words instead of just the 5,000 I was before. Damn!



30005 / 50000 words. 60% done!

Doesn't help that this part of the story is really dragging, maybe I should just leap forward, I mean I'm supposed to be trying to finish this fanfic, but I might not have quite enough time to get everything clear in my mind.

Anyway, before I go, I'm also happy to report I have a Sat Nav in my car now, which works with my phone so I can make calls and receive them hands-free. Yay! Now I don't have to worry about the cops getting me. :OP

Right, must dash, goodnight all!

Oh and PS. M's kicking my ass in the Canasta game, there's still a chance I can win next time we meet, but it's gonna be a bit tough. :OP

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Zoom Zoom

Nov. 21st, 2015 11:41 pm
anonymoose_au: (Arthur-Cartwheel)
11:28pm: Quite a bit of driving done today, at least, quite a bit in terms of what I do! Saturday is church day, so after work I drive from Dee Why to Neutral Bay and of course I drive back afterwards. With my shiny green car with it's automatic transmission I rather enjoyed it! Except for a few pot holes, my car is rather low to the ground so you can really feel bumps!

In other news, work went quite well today! Quite a bit to do so time passed quickly, the only problem is the pants I wore were just too tight. Damn this being between clothing sizes, it's a huge pain, I think I need to get a belt with more holes in it, the one I currently have doesn't go tight enough so my size 12 pants are too big and I feel like they might fall down! And although the pants I wore today had size 12 on them, they've been tailored extensively... I suppose I should give them away, but they came with a jacket and I sort of don't want to separate them, but i do like that jacket. Hmmm.

Anyway, in NaNo news I'm still playing catch up, I could have done more, but I got distracted watching Modern Family Season 3 on DVD, good show. :O) But all in all it hasn't been too bad! Though I definitely have to get to bed earlier tonight, I stayed up too late last night and now my eyelids are heavy and I'm yawning.

Here's the current word count:



27870 / 50000 words. 56% done!

Slow and steady wins the race as they say.

And now, I'll be off, I've also remembered I need to do some Russian study on Duolingo too before I hit the hay!

I'm seeing M and Grandpa tomorrow morning and then work in the afternoon so I'll be busy! Wish me luck in all my endeavours.

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:25pm: And no wonder, today was the second hottest November day in recorded history with the mercury hitting 41 degrees C, that's like 105 F for my US friends.

And the air conditioner in the flat is a total crapshoot, I have no idea what to do about that, my landlords are kind of notorious for not actually getting around to changing/improving stuff even when they plan to do it! That second washing machine has been sitting in the shed next to my flat for about five months now and two months ago lights were meant to be put in...So what am i supposed to do? Even if I bought an air-con to replace the one that's not working I have no idea how to install it. I suppose I could just buy a fan, but that seems like a wasted expense, where would I even put it once I didn't need it anymore? And if I got a cheap one it probably wouldn't do much better than the air-con.

Anyway, a cool change finally came at around 9pm, so I've been able to open the doors and get some air here, phew.

However, because I knew my air-on wasn't really up to it I stayed out of it as much as I could today and even when I got home I wasn't really able to get into the NaNo-ing spirit, which means I've only written a little over a thousand words so far. Dang. So much for catching up! And tomorrow I'm going to be busy at work and then there's church, but what can you do?

This is what I've done so far:



26059 / 50000 words. 52% done!

Anyway, I better head off now, I'm quite sleepy! Oh yeah, my new fitness tracker came, the Misfit, it's very nifty looking! Although more lemon coloured than lime I dare say. The app that goes with it is very interesting, I'll have to see how it tracks my sleep.

The car continues to be fabulous, I took Mrs S for a ride in it today, just around the block, and she thought it very cool too. :O)

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:18pm: As promised here's a photo of my new car, who I have christened George. Not so much because of George McFly or George III although I'm a fan of both, but because of that dog from the old Looney Tune cartoons "And I'll hug him and squeeze him and call him George." :O) He's proving to be quite the eye catcher and a smooth ride! :OD I'm all ready getting used to not having to change gears.

There are only two issues so far, one the interior light doesn't turn on when I open the door, even though the light itself actually works if you turn the switch to the 'on all the time' position. Must be some problem with the door circuit. Secondly, there's a scratch on it! But when Mum saw it she said it'd probably polish out, so tomorrow I'm going to get some green polish stuff from Super Cheap Auto, hopefully that'll fix it.

The reason I met Mum was so we could go to the RTA and have the car put in my name, which we did, so it's official mine! Coool! I also got my eTag updated, although I don't plan on using many toll roads. I also found out that my licence expires in 2018, on the same day I bought the car! What are they chances! Mum pointed out it was probably 365 to 1, LOL.

We also had pizza for lunch, which was nice before it was off to the library for my volunteering, but I didn't end up going to the gym because by the time I finished it was 3:30 and I didn't want to be out all day.

Speaking of the day...it was hot today! I closed the doors of my flat and put the air conditioner and bedroom fan on to get some relief. I'm a little concerned about tomorrow, today was 30 degrees C, but tomorrow is supposed to reach 41 degrees C! Holy shit! I might melt! I'll be going to the gym during the hottest part of the day, so maybe I'll survive. I'm also going to wear my sleeveless t-shirt tomorrow, so fingers crossed that'll help keep me comfortable.

Anyway, I better wrap this up seeing as I've been getting to bed late this week. I'll tell you more about Phil Liggett and Le Tour On Stage tomorrow, for now, here's the word count for now I've finally hit the half way point!



25000 / 50000 words. 50% done!

But I'm still over 5,000 words behind, damn son, I hope I can catch up! I'm still hopeful that I can, I'm just not sure if it'll be before the last day, I'd like it to be so because a last day rush is never fun. :OP Especially since it's on a work night this year.

So yes, gotta run.

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:39pm: Well, now I know how John McEnroe felt!

Why you ask? Because I don't have my new car yet! How can this be? Well, it's not terrible news, the pre-buying check went well, so it's definitely going to happen, but it was meant to go ahead at noon! Mum even went and got all the money out. The car chap wasn't answering his home phone though, so I sent her the mobile number and she called him to discover...

He's gone up to the Blue Mountains for the day/night. OMG, seriously! Apparently, he mentioned this, but I don't remember that. So basically, we can't buy the car until he gets back tomorrow! Even worse, we have no clear idea when that will be exactly, he said they'll get back in 'the evening'. But what does that mean? Evening can mean four pm to some people? To others, like me, it's when the sun goes down, which is currently after 7pm.

And Mum and I are going to see Phil Liggett tomorrow in the city at 7:30.

So let me just say that suuuucked! I was most upset! Mum did endeavour to cheer me up by pointing out that 5pm might be considered evening for some and also by taking me and her friend to a nice shop/cafe that serves enormous iced chocolates (which is totally true, I got a photo, I'll show you it tomorrow). Also saying that if all else fails Dad can go over tomorrow evening and do the buying. I'd rather he not have to do that, Dad's always tired in the evenings, the last thing he wants to do is go around buying cars.

So yes, I remain carless, which means I need to get myself to bed, since I'm running late.

The day hasn't been all annoyance though, for one thing I managed to sell my too big red shoes - which I probably wouldn't have been able to exchange - to Mum's friend Mrs Lampe - they fit her pretty much perfectly, so I haven't lost money there at least.

For another, I got an email saying my new fitness tracker was posted today, yay.

And lastly, I finally reached 45% on NaNo! Phew go me!



22401 / 50000 words. 45% done!

So, hey no need to get down. :OP Still annoying though...

Anyway, like I said I have to get to bed now, I hope I'll have good car related news tomorrow.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:18pm: Nope, it's not Tumblr, Facebook or any website, it's not even that bad, but I've been watching Bergerac with the guy from Midsommer Murders it in and it used to have this really kickass theme song, but for some reason at the start of the sixth season they decided to just change it! The tune is basically the same, but it sounds like crap, man. Why did they do that? Beats me. I wonder if they'll change it back, I wish they would. The show is still good, which is a relief, I suppose. :OP

Moving on, things are moving forward, with any luck tomorrow will be the big day car-wise. Fingers and toes crossed everyone!

Anyway, it's getting late, so I'll just do some Friday Memes:

Follow Friday Four Fill-Ins

13/11/15

The statements:


1. I am running behind on NaNo so I better haul ass on that!

2. When was the last time you saw a movie at the cinema? It's been ages since I have!

3. I always make a wish when I don't often make wishes, so beats me.

4. I wish I lived in a slightly bigger place because the I could put a washing machine in or whatever.

Friday5

Creativity

1. When did you last attempt to create something outside your usual realms of creativity? Well, I made the dress! I'd never really sewn before, so this was definitely a new thing for me.

2. Where do good ideas come from? Ummm, wow I dunno...the brain, every day life, I dunno anywhere really.

3. Rainer Maria Rilke famously said, “If my devils are to leave me, I’m afraid my angels will take flight, as well.” What are your thoughts on the portrayal of artists as tortured souls? Dunno, never really thought about it, I guess some are, but other's aren't so I don't think they should all be generalised that way.

4. What situations or environs put dampers on your creativity? Tiredness, lack of inspiration.

5. Who are some people you admire for their creativity? Well, lot's of people on Tumblr! Agatha Christie, Michaelangelo...

In other news, the NaNoing continues, I did a few more words after updating last night, so the word count is pretty healthy today. Although I'm still not doing the 2,000 words I need to catch up. Oops. Oh well, hopefully I'll get inspired enough to catch up!

But now I need to go to bed, before I turn in, here's the word count:



20408 / 50000 words. 41% done!

Now, I sleep! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:00pm: Well...that might not be entirely accurate, I wouldn't say I'm sleepy, but my eyes have certainly felt heavy today.

What am I talking about? Well, before I headed off to Belrose Library today I was sneezing and my nose was running like a tap to the extent that I decided to skip the Herbal treatment for hayfever and take the big gun hayfever medication. Which did eventually work, although not until an hour had passed - which was rather annoying - but as I've written above, I've had heavy eyes since then. Most unwanted. I certainly hope the same thing won't happen tomorrow!

In other news...I've really done it this time, I've lost my Fit Tracker and I'm pretty sure it's gone for good because without a car I caught buses today, so unless it fell off my pants waistband - where I'd secured it, so much for that! - inside the library itself it's not going too show up this time.

However, with the wonders of Ebay I've seen a new possibility so to speak, it's called a Misfit Shine, which looks very cool, comes in green, of course and you can wear it on your sock or even around your neck as a necklace! I think I'll have a lot more luck with that one. Although I have to wait a bit though because right now I'm totally broke! I had to take some money out of my car savings just to get by this weekend. I'll keep you updated.

Moving on, work went pretty well, I got there easily enough, but getting home took ages because none of the three buses I need to catch met up with each other. Because of all this I haven't done nearly enough words on NaNo today, boo faiiil. Oh well, there's still time...



18288 / 50000 words. 37% done!

I'm almost to 40%! Except I really should have be 50% at this point. I need to pick up the pace, maybe I should write on the buses I need to catch tomorrow and Tuesday instead of playing on my mobile or reading. :OP We'll see I guess.

Well, once again I've managed to dilly dally too long so no time for the memes, but I'm sure you're not all too devestated, I'll catch up as son as I can though!

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (The Moose is Loose!)
11:21pm: OK, that's an exaggeration, but not by much! This morning at 8:30, Mum called to tell me that a lady had come by to see the car and wanted to buy it! Right away! She was just off to get the cash, but once she came back and handed it over the Chery would be hers. The reason Mum called me was because I had kept my car key of course since I was going to use the car today, so she had to get it from me, that was handy because she was able to drop me off at Dee Why before heading off back to where the car was waiting.

And hey presto by 9:40am the car was sold! Just like that! O.o

So, unless something is wrong with the Mazda 2 (knock on wood, cross fingers) I should be getting it on Tuesday! Although I'm not sure whether it'll be in the middle of the day - the chap will be taking it to the mechanic to be checked out in the morning - or the late afternoon once I finish work at the Mall. Until then, it's buses all the way. It's gone all right so far though, phew! Luckily the librarian at Dee Why was nice enough to let me leave a bit earlier than usual so I could get the bus to church.

Moving on, I've been working at the NaNo this evening, I've managed to hit the 1,667 word mark although I'm still quite a bit behind. But hey small steps. :O) Here's the word count as of now:



16668 / 50000 words. 33% done!

Nice.

No time for Memes today though, I didn't realise it was so late, but then that's usually the cry of the Moose isn't it? :O) Also I've got a shift at the Belrose library tomorrow as well, so yeah can't stay up too late, since I need to get up so I can do my laundry.

Lastly...it's been a horrible day in World News, terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Iraq. How awful! I heard that one brave man in Beirut prevent the deaths of a hundred people by stopping a suicide bomber, sadly he died doing so. Truly horrible stuff.

On that sombre not, I'll be off, think good thoughts for the world everyone.

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anonymoose_au: (Hey! Bitches)
11:01pm: The phrase could probably have been uttered by Mrs S, because in my scattered-brainedness I forgot all about the fact I was supposed to start at 8am today! So there I was making what I thought was good time, when I got a call from her asking if I was all right.

I hurried to get there, of course, but just my luck there was road-work going on and then I got the red lights and then the traffic was slow near the park at the back of where Mrs S lives - every week they have a market there and in the end I got there at the same time I always do! Which was bad since Mrs S had to leave the house at 10am! Fortunately, we managed! Go me. Although Mrs S was a bit disappointed because the other carer was also late yesterday which almost caused a big bruhaha, so I felt like a real ass. :OP

The other reason for the phrase? Well, it being November 12th over in the US today I decided I would watch the new 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray edition I got to celebrate. Except...my blu-ray player has this problem where it's constantly switching itself on and off, so I couldn't watch it!

My laptop has a blu-ray player, but for some reason it wouldn't play the disc at all! WTF? Apparently this is a common issue, because despite the laptop having a blu-ray player, Windows itself doesn't have the software to play it! By this point, it was getting close to 10:04 California time, so I gave up on watching the whole movie and just watched the November 12th scenes on my old DVD player with a non-blu-ray disc.

After that, I hurriedly got dressed to take the car to Pittwater Road and also meet my parents and little bro for dinner at the nearby Golf Club that has $10 meal nights. Niice. The grandparents were supposed to come too, but after starting off lovely the weather went to Hell (there was even hail in nearby suburbs!) and it put them off. Dad also wasn't in the mood to be there because his scooter got caught up in a mini-flood and the engine got water logged and stopped working so he had to push it the rest of the way home!

For all that though, it was a delicious dinner - fish and chips and though it was very loud when we arrived the noise eventually calmed down. Phew.

I also got a ride home from the little bro in his new (2nd hand) car, after dropping off the Chery and putting up the signs. Nice car for sure.

So, now we play the waiting game, I've put an ad up on Gumtree for the car too, but all phone enquiries will go to Mum, so we'll have to see what happens there.

Meanwhile, I've been NaNoing and trying to solve my blu-ray problem, the NaNoing has gone quite well, but apparently blu-ray keeps getting new DRM software put on it and the free programs can't keep up! Bloody Hell, I'm glad I paid top money for something that won't work on my own computer!

And damn my blu-ray player! I bought that thing brand new and it was about $250! I expected it'd last longer than three years. Bull shit man.

And finally, I just realised today that the black dress I exchanged at Aldi yesterday isn't the same style as the one I had before! And it doesn't look nearly as nice so...now I have to try and return that too! I guess I've found something to do tomorrow when I get to Dee Why half an hour earlier.

Speaking of, I better head to bed soon so I can get up refreshed.

It wasn't all bad luck today though...I thought I'd lost my activity tracker...again...which really irked Dad, but I took a look around in my bedroom and found it!

Oh, and I sent my future self another email, with any luck it'll arrive in 2020, I'll keep you posted! ;O)

And I've hit 15,000 words finally...phew!



15000 / 50000 words. 30% done!

Still behind, but steady on!

And now, goodnight!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

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Bladder

Room

BluRay

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:09pm: Holy Shit! I just got an email and you won't believe from who...

ME!

Not me now...PAST me! Past me from 2003...although I seemed to be under the impression it was 2004 and that 1955 was 60 years in the past. Man, I know I'm bad at maths and time-keeping but that's pretty bad. But I can't believe it worked! I do remember doing it and wondering if it would since it kind of depended on the company continuing to exist, but it has!

Here's what I said! )

Hahahaha, I sound exactly the same! Which I guess isn't too much of a surprise, I mean one's personality is pretty set by the time you're 19 or 20 I'd assume.

But hey, I have good news for my past self I'm not in terrible debt! But I do have a place of my own to live in which isn't a terrible mess right now, buuuut. And I do still love BTTF and I do play The Sims sometimes...

I also mention tapes...heh, remember VCR? I actually do have tapes though...and I do have enough room for them.

And yes Past Me...31 is fun! :OD

Although, I'm still behind on NaNo! I was hoping to get to 15,000 words today so I'd only be two days behind, but it's almost bed time and I'm not gonna make it. Booo!

Oh well, here's the count as it stands at present:



13501 / 50000 words. 27% done!

But hey more than a quarter way through and that's great!

For now though, I must bid you all goodnight, from me and Past Me!

Hunger

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Energy

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Blast from the Past

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:24pm: Word count wise! Go me! I was hoping for slightly more as ever, but it keeps me inspired, so yaaay!.

Actually, it's almost 11,000 so that's cool, here's the word count at present:



10996 / 50000 words. 22% done!

In other happier news, Mum has managed to salvage the car situation - which I guess might not be that difficult when you're offering them money for a car. The upshot is, the chap will be taking the car to the mechanic next Tuesday for the inspection. Fingers crossed it passes muster!

In the meantime I have to arrange for the red car to be sold - namely by cleaning it inside and out and taking pictures to put up on Gumtree and making a sign to stick up inside so that this weekend I can leave it in the same place we saw the Mazda and hopefully get some interest. Which reminds me, I need to find out how much we can ask for it.

It was a busy day workwise, I had to arrive early to help Mrs S with an issue, but fortunately it all ended up being sorted and I did a good job, so go me! :O)

I managed to get to the gym as well, before going to the Grand to get ham and pineapple so I could make pizza (I had the other ingredients here) along with some other purchases including a little black dress from Aldi which was on special. Niiice. I've never had a little black dress before, hope it fits all right.

Anyway, I better go, because it's past 11:30 which is when I should be asleep! Honestly, I fail.

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

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Energy

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Bladder

Room

Car Hopes

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:31pm: Regarding how we buy cars? Or how my mother buys cars? The nice chap with the Mazda is beginning to get annoyed with us, I can kind of see why, first we wanted to speak to the mechanic who did the servicing, which he was cool with, but at first I was told there hadn't been a service done on it since last year, so Mum definitely thought this called for a pre-inspection, so we started investigating that at which point I found out that the car had been serviced earlier this year, but by a different mechanic. So when I asked about contacting that guy to see if there was anything that should be checked out the chap started getting irritated. I guess, we are kind of suggesting he doesn't know about his car and hasn't taken car of it and all that jazz.

But, yeah, now it's starting to get akward, Mum's going to take the reins tomorrow and see if purchasing the car is still on the cards. I dunno though, Mum doesn't think we should buy the car without getting the inspection, but the guy might not want to screw around with all that - since he'll be the one to drive it to the mechanic.

Bummer.

Oh well, on the upside my NaNo is going pretty well, I'm still behind though! I need to pick up the pace a bit. But ideas are starting to come to me! With any luck I'll get back into the rhythm of writing again, so I can keep being creative into the future. :OP

For now though I have to head to bed, I sleep very well last night because it was surprisingly chilly, so I woke up cold! I had to turn on the electric blanket.

So, yeah I'm all ready late, so here's my word count:



9186 / 50000 words. 18% done!

Goodnight all!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Car

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!
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