puddingcat: (Starbucks)
2017-05-14 07:25 pm
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I suck at self-promotion.

In a mix of midlife crisis, rage at the world, new runner sweatiness and inability to do things by halves, I've decided to do some fundraising for Cambridge Women's Aid.

My MyDonate page is here (CWA uses this instead of Just Giving).

(Yes, really.)

Any sponsorship, however much, would be lovely :)
puddingcat: (Default)
2017-04-23 09:33 am

Looking for feeds

Hey guys - does anyone know whether Postsecret & Yarn Harlot have DW feeds set up and, if so, have links to them? I haven't managed to find them yet.
puddingcat: (Happy Kenren)
2015-10-05 10:13 am
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Cats, eh?

I've just caused a Mexican stretch. (Which is not a racist term, hurrah! I feared, because of English -> Irish "jokes" and a vague memory that US -> Mexican are similar.)

I stretched my foot, because Elsa was lying on it and had surreptitiously rearranged my toes into positions more comfortable for her.

Elsa stretched, presumably because my toes moving without her permission woke her up.

Ripley stretched, because Elsa had stretched and she has too little brainpower to think for herself.

Gambit stretched, because Ripley had stretched into him.

Unfortunately, being touched by one of the girls means PLAYTIME for Gambit. All three of them are now looking rumpled and slightly offended at various points not on the sofa.
puddingcat: (Happy Kenren)
2015-09-21 05:00 pm
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50 before 50

This idea popped up on FB today & for a change I've decided to give it a go. I have long enough that I'll need to average one thing every 2 months, so it seems possible.

Ideas so far! )

Suggestions for the rest are welcome & will be considered, however off the wall they are! I'm not promising anything, though ;)

I'm writing all these in a tiny Paperblank notebook - it's A7 and I'm putting each thing on a separate sheet, so I have room for thoughts / ideas / etc. It feels very grown up & not at all my usual lurching from crisis to crisis, leaving a trail of destruction in my wake, car crash of a lifestyle. You never know, I might end up actually feeling half way to being a grown up by the end of this.

(Edited for suggestions so far.)
puddingcat: (Bucky WTF)
2015-09-12 10:50 am
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I went to see this last night, and it's brilliant. I'm not a huge Tom Hardy fan (I don't dislike him at all; I love his attitude re Mad Max, but I don't go all weak at the knees) but he was absolutely amazing.

About the only thing that spoiled it for me was getting distracted looking at the 2 sets of makeup used to make each of the twins look subtly different; it was absolutely flawless. They'd even managed to give them different scars (not from in-film injuries; old, healed ones).

Yes, there's violence; in terms of goriness it's not half as bad as some 15s, but because it's so realistic (i.e. not ridiculous over the top fantasy one-shot-and-they're-dead minimally bloody fantasy style, it's a lot more affecting and very believable.

Spoilers & content warning )

I don't think I want it on DVD; it's in no way a fun or feelgood film, so I can't think when I'd feel like rewatching. That doesn't stop it being very, very good.
puddingcat: (Bucky WTF)
2015-09-10 07:49 pm
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World Suicide Prevention Day

Copypasting from FB because I'm not rewriting all this.

Right. ‪#‎WSPD‬. Deep breath Content warning, if you couldn't guess. )
puddingcat: (Bucky WTF)
2015-09-09 11:46 am
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Via a couple of people:

Wuxi, pool party
Picture by Wuxi on Flickr
Feeling like you're drifting all alone in the once-fun-but-now-too-quiet pool of Livejournal? Not to worry! [livejournal.com profile] silviarambles is running a friending meme!

Friending Meme for LJ Survivors - 2015 Re-edition

Please remember that friending frenzies work only if you spread the word, so, even if you're not looking for more friends, would you mind doing me a big favour and pimping the meme on your own journals?


My ETA The way it works: The link takes you to [livejournal.com profile] silviarambles, the host. In the comments, you answer a set of questions (provided). People read your answers & reply if they want to friend you. Easy!
puddingcat: (Wall)
2015-07-10 12:05 pm

It lives. (For certain definitions of "lives".)

Wisery & moe ahead; many MH issues and a bit of TMI. )

TL;DR: I'm hanging on with my fingernails. I hate being like this.
puddingcat: (Happy Kenren)
2014-01-31 10:43 pm

I live, I live!

Um, just. I guess this'll show e how many of you have removed me from flists in fits of disgust or "who was she, again?".

Anyway, )
puddingcat: (Default)
2010-09-17 06:18 pm


Last minute decision: Anyone else fancy coming out tonight?

puddingcat: (Default)
2010-09-13 09:49 am

Spotted: an Excuse, in its native habitat!

Oh no, oh no, oh no.

I have a lovely new brown-n-grey dress, chocolate brown tights - and no co-ordinating shoes. Oh, what a personal disaster.

*Hits up the Clarks & Jones websites*
puddingcat: (Default)
2010-09-11 10:19 pm

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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] daegaer! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend with lots of good catbits and none of the aggravating ones :)

(And I'm still vety glad you liked your present :D)
puddingcat: (Default)
2010-09-01 05:12 pm

Oh, sodding hellfires.

Just in case it needs saying:

Please don't crosspost any of your comments here to Facebook or Twitter. I shan't be doing so either.

I get enough multiply-crossposted spam to make me filter some people out. I dislike Facebook's idea of privacy. I think it's rude to post / tag / link without asking and only stop on request. I keep LJ for stuff I don't necessarily want known by people I know elsewhere.
puddingcat: (Default)
2010-08-20 11:46 am
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2010-07-20 01:09 pm

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Via [livejournal.com profile] apiphile, this is all true. Despite using the word "cohabitate" (and if *I* could animate yarn into a handsome prince, I wouldn't marry it - I'd sell them and buy a private island Vilnius), it says everything I've wanted to put into words so often.
puddingcat: (Default)
2010-07-05 09:49 am
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Yay, Polska!

Polskish will be mine! I've just paid the tuition fees for the Absolute Beginners course starting in the autumn! (Must learn how to say "Like, totally" :D)

Now to wrestle with my impatience and need for IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION. Hurrah, larnins for fun & not work!
puddingcat: (Default)
2010-07-01 09:40 am

Too many brackets, among other things.

Last night, Elsa brought in a (live) frog. I manged (just) to catch it & let it go while she was (briefly) distracted.

At 3am this morning, she was scrabbling at the bed, trying to get something out. I couldn't see anything, so shut her out of the room & went back to sleep.

At 7am this morning, she started again, so I had a proper look.



That's going to be a fun job when I get home.