aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I've "borrowed" this meme from [ profile] lifefailsme - and I'll try to post 2 answers a day until I've caught up and then one a day thereafter until the end of 2017. All of this, of course, being my way of countering the current apparent abandonment of LJ by American users - which I think is both unnecessary and possibly detrimental if done before there's a real reason to worry. Yes, I do have a Dreamwidth account - which I NEVER use, and never will until or unless LJ becomes a vast virtual wasteland where I see none of my friends anymore. And NO, I have no intentions of either heading to Tumblr or Twitter, as I feel both are wastes of virtual space.

But now, without further ado, I'll post the 365 questions under the cut - and make a separate posting answering the first two questions. Again, two questions a day until my question number matches my day number, and then one question a day to the end thereafter...

Edit: I'm gonna add asterisks next to the questions I've answered, so that I can find which one is next as time goes on. Thanks for bearing with me.


That ought to keep me a bit more visible this year, eh? :D


Nov. 9th, 2016 09:37 am
aearwen2: (Mad Cat)
My one and only comment on the world I woke up to today:

We survived Bush. We can survive this.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Have I ever mentioned that I absolutely *DETEST* the "new, updated look" of LJ? I've kept my feed on the "old" version all this time. Until, evidently, today. Now I have no idea how to get back to the look I'm used to, and I'm thoroughly disgusted.

No class, no individuality. FAH!!! How do you folks tolerate this garbage?

/end rant

*edited to add* For some reason, posting this kicked me back to my old version. WTF????
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
It's been a long time, I know. I was starting to wonder if I'd burnt out again - I guess not. )

Okay. So that's what's going on with Aearwen lately. I know I've been quiet. That's why, and that's what I'm up to nowadays.

Have a good day, f-list folks!
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Shamelessly snitched from [ profile] lindahoyland...

1. Do you like blue cheese? No
2. Have you ever smoked? Yes
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. What is your favorite flavor? Vanilla
5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits? Not really – although I don't have a personal doctor ATM.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Eh...
7. Favorite Movie? Cactus Flower
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water
9. Do you do push ups? push-ups??? - With MY arthrtis?? No!!
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? The 2-generational family engagement diamond ring.
11. Favorite hobby? Reading
12. Do you have A.D.D.? No
13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself? I procrastinate.
14. What is your middle name? Marie
15. Name three thoughts at this moment… I'm tired, where's the cat, and my arms hurt.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, mint tea and coffee (when I'm feeling better)
17. Current worry? That American politics is going to get VERY ugly
18. Current annoyance right now? I need lightbulbs in my bedroom overhead fixture.
19. Favorite place to be? At home
20. How do you ring in the new year? Have friends over, play games until midnight, ring bell & go to bed.
21. Where would you like to go? Lots of places: Mexico, Japan, China, Russia...
22. Name three people who will complete this? I've not a clue
23. Do you own slippers? No.
24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Different shades of blue and green
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Can't sleep flat on a bed anyway, so no...
26. Can you whistle? Yes
27. What are your favorite colors?, Cobalt blue
28. Would you be a pirate? that involves water, right? No
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower
30. Favorite girls name? Elizabeth
31. Favorite boys name? Jason
32. What’s in your pocket right now? I'm not wearing anything with pockets
33. Last thing that made you laugh? A cat video on Facebook.
34. Best toy as a child? My stuffed dog Lassie
35. Worst injury you ever had? Smashed kneecap (undiagnosed, but I suspect it was fractured)
36. Where would you love to live? I live in Paradise and am happy here.
37. How many TV’s do you have? 2
38. Who is your loudest friend? I have several – do you have other criteria?
39. How many dogs do you have? None. Had one when I was a kid, but she's long gone now.
40. Does someone trust you? Yes.
41. What book are you reading at the moment? Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
42. What’s your favorite candy? Candy corn
43. What’s your favorite sports team? I don't do team sports. I like to watch gymnastics, but this year I'm boycotting the Olympics.
44. Favourite month? October
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Once upon a time, many (we won't say how many) years ago, I started goofing off through BBS (remember those?) email with [ profile] jkahane in one of the Babylon 5-related forums we both haunted. It was a very light-hearted bit of role-playing, but we became friends as a result - and then have kept in touch pretty regularly since.

He is my brother I've never met who lives in Canada, and his birthday is today. I send him heartfelt wishes for a happy day filled with friends, good food, joyous moments; and another year that will be much better. I'm sitting here, imagining you and your slice of Black Forest cake tonite.

Happy Birthday, John. I still want that funny cane of yours with the crystal on top - and no, I don't wear the bracelets much anymore. :D

Fun meme

Jun. 2nd, 2016 07:37 pm
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Shamelessly snitched from [ profile] engarian...

And this is not quite as easy as it looks, believe me!! Took me a while to think of an animal that began with "N"... :-p

The rules -No using Google
Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer

Name - Aeärwen
Animal - Nightengale
Girls name - Eleanor
Color- Red
Movie – Down Under
Something you wear – Ring
Drink - Gingerale
Food - Eggplant
Item in the bathroom - Toilet Paper
Place - Reno
Reason to be late - Overslept
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I haven't posted much, mostly because my life has been turned upside-down by my husband's deteriorating health.

Venting under the cut for those who would rather not read it. )

This getting old crap sucks.

Take care, friendslist friends.
aearwen2: (Blue Ball)

Here's a pretty candle to light up your special day. I look forward to our call this afternoon, and I hope your whole day is just as bright and enjoyable as the candle.

Happy Birthday, and many MANY more.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
A HUGE thankyou to [ profile] bas_math_girl for bringing this to my attention!!!!

ATTENTION ALL FANFICTION WRITERS: THEY'RE STEALING OUR STORIES AND PROFILES FROM FANFICTION.NET!!!! What's more, when I checked, not only had they stolen my profile and complete stories list, but even the reviews those stories had garnered. This is intellectual theft on a massive, unbelievable scale!!

The sites involved are:

This is NOT going under a cut, because it's too darned important!!!

According to the Tumblr post linked to in [ profile] bas_math_girl's post:

"They are making profit off your stories with advertisements. This is called spamdexing. Please report them. Theft of this hefty magnitude, literally millions of stories, should not go unpunished."

Also included is a most excellent warning:

"Also, do not attempt to log in to any site that looks like but is not. In theory, they could steal your email and password!"

Here's what you do to take action:

"1. Go here:
2. Put in the name of the website (one report each)
3. Write in additional details: This is a spamdexing mirror site to and has stolen my profiles and intellectual property.
4. Click “I am not a robot” and then “Report webspam”
5. Report more by clicking the link on: Go back to the webspam report form."

Note: You need to fill out a form for each of the sites mentioned.

Please help spread the word over all the major social media sites, and let's get this crap shut down ASAP!!!


Editted to add: Another friend, checking out the sites, got a "your system has malware" warning. So check the sites at your risk - and then PLEASE run all virus/malware programs to clean up the mess they make.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
With my Hubby once more home from the hospital, I'm really hoping that Life™ can get back to some semblence of "Normal" again.

Nattering and minor venting under the cut )

On other, happier, fronts, daughter Súl has our turkey ordered (organic, cage-free, etc. etc) and will be responsible for buying organic, non-GMO potatoes for mashing. Her food sensitivities have eased, so she can actually have mashed potatoes and dressing (altho I have to limit the herbs I use in the dressing, and she needs to buy the gluten-free bread that I'll make into croutons) and green peas. We've even figured out how to do gravy, and she's gonna be experimenting a bit before The Big Day so we know it will be tasty.

In case I never really blogged about it, Súl suffers from Hashimoto's Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue and serious food sensitivities. She's been three years being extra-super-picky about "eating clean" and restricting her foods to only the stuff that her doctor tells her she can eat, and she's slowly getting better - more or less. But having meals together takes a bit more planning, as I try to accommodate her sensitivities while still making the food interesting to two insensitive males.

Anyhoo, part of that accommodation this year means no pumpkin pie. She has redone the fancy sensitivity test, which is why so many things are now "legal" for her again, but a few others have fallen into the "let's lay off this stuff for a year or two and see what happens" category - including both pumpkin itself as well as many of the familiar pumpkin pie spices. As a result, I think our Thanksgiving dessert will be individual chocolate "tarts" she found that are positively decadent. I'm looking forward to the meal, actually, and I'm not so hung up on tradition that I'll be crying to have chocolate mint rather than pumpkin pie.

Especially with Hubby home.

Now, to get - and KEEP - both him and Súl healthy....

Have a great day, folks. I know I will.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
This one culled from a friend's post to Facebook... (yes, I'm over there too...)

Yet another meme answered, under the cut )

aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I don't know if I've ever talked about the Russian lady I'm helping learn English. Thursdays are usually our day to get together. Today ended up being a little different than usual...

Miscellaneous nattering under the cut )

It's been a long day. I'll be calling Nina in the morning to make sure she's okay, and I've talked to others in the village and know that they'll be looking in & checking up on her too. Life™ is so interesting and unexpected.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Somehow, the results aren't really all that surprising.

Shamelessly snitched from [ profile] jkahane...

So, aearwen2, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 17% unique (blame, for example, your interest in renaissance instrumentals), 21% peculiar, 25% interesting, 25% normal and 13% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 43

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 83% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Found another one of these things, this time shameless snitched from [ profile] rhapsody11 and [ profile] maglor_20...

Meme contents under the cut, for those interested... )

Well, there ye go...
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
So, anyway...

Today, we have this decision handed down by the 9th Circuit Court, that in essence says, and I quote:

Fair use is not just excused by the law, it is wholly authorized by the law.

We who participate in fandom have cause to breath easier.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I know better - I really do - but sometimes my mouth says "yes" when my brain keeps insisting it just keep shut entirely.

Writing nattering under the cut for those not interested. )

Yay me!!
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
[ profile] engarian posted the following meme, which was too interesting to pass up:

Meme and my responses under the cut )

That's it - those are my answers. If you're interested in participating, just cut & paste, and then type over my answers with your own. This one doesn't take a whole lot of time, and is kinda fun.

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