February 28th, 2005

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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Good morning!!!

OK, so it's afternoon for some of my friends list, but it's a bright and beautiful 8am here, so that's what I'm going with. I'm insanely chirpy and bouncy this morning, so if this annoys you, back away now. :)

First off, good luck to everyone on the east coast today. I saw some of the shots on the news this morning about all that lovely snow you're going to get/are getting, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's not as bad as it looks. It's things like that that make me consider staying on the west coast permanently.

Decided to go to the gym this morning, instead of trying to go tonight. Maybe that's why I'm so bouncy. I always get knackered afterward, but I seem to have gotten past this. Let's hope this energy lasts all day, because I have errands to run and a house to go see. :)

I'm addicted to Craig's List, I think. We started looking there a few weeks ago to see about rentals in the Bay Area, and I was amazed at what I could find. I haven't actually purchased anything on it, mainly because I'm being picky about the one thing I *am* looking for, but the possibilities make me giddy. It's better than eBay, because these are all reasonably local and I can just go pick them up if I want them. Plus, the houses! I'm looking at one in the next town south of here that sounds very promising.

And I'm leaving everyone with this thought today from Oprah Winfrey, considering they kept showing her in every other reaction shot last night at the Oscars:

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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Errands curtailed because of Alicia's carsickness 5 miles away from home. Blech.

I really wish I could predict when it would happen. I hate to give her a pill every single time we go out in the car, and it only happens nowadays about once every 3 or 4 months. If that.

Bye bye bouncy mood.

I've got the poor thing curled up on the couch. Of course, now she says she's feeling better, but there's no way I'll get her to go out again in the car. Besides, her seat needs to dry. I really wish Craig would call me back.
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Alex is too smart.

Tonight, my finicky eater decided he wasn't going to try anything. It wasn't anything exotic, but I knew odds were slim that I'd get him to eat anything, but I gave it a go anyway.

No go.

So, I decided to try logic.

Me: "Look, Alex. It's big boy food. Big boys eat rice. Don't you want to be a big boy?"
Alex: "Not a boy."
Me: (after a long pause) "O-kay, if you're not a boy, then what are you?"
Alex: "I'm a man!"
Me: *bangs head on table*

I gave up then. Kind of pointless when he used my own logic against me, and I can't stop giggling because he won the point. I should never have started that whole "who's my little man?" stuff.

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eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4


Because she isn't nearly busy enough (ha!), the industrious sadbhyl has gone and created a community for all those that are involved with award sites, theenvelopeplz. There's no way I could describe it with full justice, so I'll just share its mission statement with you.

"There are many communities out there to promote award sites for all the various fandoms. But where do the moderators come to find support in running these labor intensive projects?

Why, that would be here.

theenvelopeplz is a resource for awards mods, to network with other mods on technical, ethical, and practical issues facing them, as well as to pimp their own sites, share resources and experiences, and basically to have a place to kvetch. While the founder of this community comes out of the BtVS community, this group is open to ALL fandoms, as we all have many of the same issues, and might have fresh perspectives on those which are fandom-specific. As the community grows, we will build a database of award sites available in all the fandoms represented in the member list, as well as a link to tutorials and other technical resources of value to the community.

This is by no means a community limited to award site mods, although they will be the focus of the community. It is not a place to ask questions such as “Why wasn’t this story I nominated included? It totally rawkedomg!!!1!!” Feedback as requested on layouts, formats, etc is a great way for a non-mod member to contribute to the group. It’s also a place for judges to talk about the issues they have with their aspect of the awards process. And for artists to discuss their skills and needs creating awards and layouts which are such a critical part of the award experience.

Our chief goal is networking. Networking and resourcing. Our two goals are networking, resourcing and shameless pimpage. Our THREE . . . oh never mind."

I know there are people on my flist who either run or are involved with awards sites, so if you're interested in a community where you can get support from people who know *exactly* what you're going through, go join. It should be wonderful!