A Continual State of Inelegance

testing, 1, 2, 3
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I'm just testing to see if this whole embedding thing will work.

Top albums on last.fm (p.s. if you're on last.fm, you should totally friend me. same name, and everything.):




ETA: yay! it works!

Digital Camera Woes
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I'm getting very frustrated with my camera issues.

I'm trying to find something that will let me print out pictures easily, in a size that I can use in my journal. Ideally, this item would be relatively inexpensive, and the refill ink/required paper would also be pretty inexpensive. It would also be portable, something I could toss into my purse/suitcase whenever I travel. In exchange, the quality doesn't have to be amazing. I mean, I have an inkjet printer already, and my dad has 3 inkjet printers that are just sitting in a box as well. I need something more...functional.

So I started Googling (and Amazon-ing. Is that a word? It should be. I use Amazon anytime I'm researching buying something.)

The first thing I found was this camera:


how I wasted 4 hours and bought nothingCollapse )
So, yeah. I think I'm going to wind up buying the photo printer, at some point. I can jailbreak my phone, after all. And, I'm planning to get a DSLR camera sometime this year, which should work with the printer, too. I just hate having to look for electronics, and this is why.

p.s. if anyone has any suggestions for this thing, please PLEASE tell me?

just passing by
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I miss LJ.

It just doesn't seem to be the same anymore. I still read, daily, but I feel less inclined to comment on posts. And I don't seem to have anything to post about, or at least, nothing that won't either cause wank or violate HIPAA. But it's not just me. There's a slew of people on my flist, people who used to be pretty active on LJ, who just seem to have vanished. I see some of y'all over on facebook/twitter, so I know y'all exist, but facebook and twitter are different.

Also, I miss my American Idol AIM chat buddies, especially in this season of dreariness and dreck. I would look forward to the shows so much more if y'all were still around to mock it!

Speaking of American Idol, this season really does suck. I've quit watching - missed the last 3 weeks, and I don't really care.

Anyway. Um, hi?

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I just updated firefox, and now none of my LJ addons are working. Can't expand comment threads within my friends page any more. *weeps softly*
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I kind of wanted to make a real life post (as opposed to an all-TV, all-the-time sort of thing), but I really don't have the energy. Let's just say I'm glad February is over, and I'm hoping March will be better. For one thing, I have my car back (was in an accident at the start of the month). For another, I'm done with my oncology rotation for intern year.

Oncology is simultaneously the most depressing and painful rotation I've had so far, and it's reinforced that I really like health babies and want to do general peds, as opposed to specializing in something. I don't have the emotional fortitude to deal with really sick/dying babies (and teens).

But, it's over, and I feel much more free.
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FIGURE SKATING YAY!
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YAY WOMEN'S FIGURE SKATING!

One of the best programs I've seen in a while. Nobody fell, the skating from the top 7 was pretty much perfect. And NOBODY wuzrobbed.

Socchi 2014 is going to be so exciting (as long as the Russians don't get to the judges first).

Tomorrow night: SPEED SKATING!

Someday, I will catch up on my sleep.

sometimes you face tough decisions
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leila82
American Idol vs. Ladies figure skating?

Oh, who am I even kidding...

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WHAT THE HELL HOUSTON? IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO SNOW HERE! AND ESPECIALLY NOT AT THE END OF FEBRUARY!

Also: Olympics have taken over my life*. The End.

* it's a really good thing they're only on every 2 years, because otherwise I might die. I get into things I've never heard of before, like curling. Or, during the Beijing Olympics, speedwalking.

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So, I've had a somewhat frustrating evening, to cap off a frustrating week.

Tonight, I was going to meet up with some friends for our mutual friend R's birthday. It was going to be a surprise thing, with dinner, and then some sort of going out after. The dinner was supposed to start at 7. My friend D and I went together, and we got there around 720 (we got lost along the way). We were the first ones there. 730 came and went, then 745, then 8. Around 8, R showed up, with her roommate. We were still the only ones there.

D texted the 3 others who were supposed to come to the dinner, to ask if they were on their way. "We haven't left yet," was the response. Two of them didn't show up until 830, the third didn't come till 9 - two hours later than we were supposed to meet, and one hour after the birthday girl showed up!

I am one of those people who are really anal about being punctual. 15 minutes here and there, fine. No big. But an hour and a half? Two hours?? That's not really acceptable, IMO. And the thing is, they do that all the time! For everything! Any social event, you can guarantee that they're going to be two hours late. Which really bugs me, and is one of the reasons I don't really hang out with them all that much.

If that weren't irritating enough, after dinner we decided to go to a bar. Well, let me rephrase that - we decided to go to a bar, but since it was only 1030, we would first go to another bar for an hour, and then go to the more trendy place down the street. Which, honestly, didn't make too much sense to me, but 3 glasses of wine into the evening, I wasn't really able to ask why.

So, off we went to find Bar #1. Two cars - the Leaving Early car and the Staying Late care. We drove and drove and drove, and then made a U-turn because we got lost, and then turned off on this deserted street, and then off onto this street with what looked like abandoned warehouse buildings, where the others parked their car. At this point, we (D and I, as well as R's roommate M who rode over with us) were wondering where exactly we were going. "Oh, just around the corner," the others told us.

We walked down the back-lot street, which was littered with beer bottles and trees with dead branches and a barking dog and let me tell you, it looked (and sounded) like a scene from a horror movie. We rounded the corner, walked up to the main street, and there was a bar. We were headed in, when one of the others (I don't remember who) said, "Hey, this isn't the bar we wanted to go to!" She asked the bouncer where that place was, and he said, "Oh, a few blocks down the street."

So the four of them (K, A, R, and P) started walking towards the bar. Which we still don't know the exact location of (outside of - shady part of Houston). Late at night. In a group of only girls. I felt like it was a potentially bad idea, so I decided to say something, and basically made it very clear that I didn't feel comfortable walking to a place if we didn't know where it was in that part of town. And K said, "Come on. Just grow some balls and let's go." Which - OK, so most likely things would have been fine, but A) we didn't know where the hell we were going, and B) we would be splitting up into small groups when we were leaving, which made things even less safe. Given that, I don't think it was out of line for me to be uncomfortable. And my fellow Leaving Early buddies (D and M), both agreed that they weren't really OK with wandering around that part of town at night. D, M, and I ended up leaving at that point, while the others went on for the rest of the clubbing plans.

I don't know. It just really irks me that K was getting on my case about the whole thing, as if I was being irrational about the whole thing. And I know that it would most likely be OK, but you know, what if something did happen? All it takes is one time, and you could potentially have the rest of your life ruined. And the whole situation was a setup for something bad to happen. There would only have been 3 of us walking back down a mostly deserted street at night in a not very safe part of town in high heels.

Whatever. I was hoping that venting would get that out of my system, but I still feel really irritated at K for what she said.
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I have a new planner*! Well, two planners, really - a mid-size one that has Ansel Adams photos and a small one with a light green pleather cover that can fit in my white coat pocket, something that I can actually carry around and scribble in.

So one of my New Year's resolutions is: be more organized. Maybe. Hopefully. We will see.

*******

One of my major plans for the early part of this year is to get my apartment in order. Part of this involves figuring out how I want to decorate my bedroom. I'm trying to come up with a color combination that I like that's not super generic (brown! cream! chocolate!), not super feminine (I may love pink and purple, but I am no longer a teen girl), and not irritating. Right now I'm leaning towards a dark teal color for the walls, with white bedding and white curtains and a white cushion-y chair. But what if it's too dark? It's so painful to repaint over dark colors. Oh well, hopefully I'll have a color picked out by March, which is when I'm planning on doing the painting.


*Yes, it's nearly the middle of January, and I have just now managed to buy my new planner for the year. They were 50% off. Don't judge.

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