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18 June 2013 @ 05:39 pm
omg busy  

I usually have to be on holiday to be away from the computer this much, yow. Incredibly busy fun weekend with Kate, then the past two days have been mostly at the new house cleaning carpets and things, omg. Mom and I are wrecked, but the house is looking much nicer. And this place was clean, for an Irish rental. All we have to do now is pack and move and unpack and organize and *dies in a pit just thinking about it*

(Of critical importance: getting shrubbery or something for along the fences, to block them off. Seriously considering raspberry or blackberry bushes for that purpose, if I can find them grown-up enough to make a barrier. Also, a locking mechanism for the front gate, because there is a very busy road outside of it.)

Thursday I need to go to Lidl for Superman stuff and Aldi for marshmallow fluff. Must remember to do that.

NatGeo’s wildlife contest photography is just beautiful.

Interesting article breaking down male vs female leads in current films. Spoiler: it’s mostly men. This may be part of why the one movie I’m really truly looking forward to this year is Catching Fire.

*blanks* There was some other thing…well, this wasn’t it, but: the coloring book for so-called grown-ups Kickstarter is in its last 48 hours and has barely more than $150 to reach 10x its original goal, which would just be awesome. You want a fantasy art coloring book, don’t you? Or someone you know does, right? :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Aberdeenaberdeen on June 18th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
Strongly recommend raspberry over blackberry, if you can. I suspect blackberry would be just as happy in Ireland as in Oregon, and it's nearly impossible to control, there. Lovely berries. Nasty vines.
Raspberries, in my limited experience, are more easily trained.

Wouldn't it be nice if one could just will things from the old house to the new house. "You. Bookcase full of books. Yeah, you. Left wall but not blocking the thermostat. Go! Alright, armchair. You're next. You know where you need to be."
cainle_bean on June 18th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
I love the coloring books!!!
GM Ceosanna: cameraceosanna on June 18th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
OMG, those photos.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on June 18th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
as soon as you're settled, email me the new mailing address. because I have Things to send you....
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on June 18th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'll be happy to come help you move. You'd have to pay for the plane ticket, of course...

And I joined the kickstarter for the coloring book when you first mentioned it. Amazing.

Good luck with the move!
irishkateirishkate on June 18th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
Film article is depressing but not surprising. Not sure what to do about it though.

Send me the address too please :-) Any idea when you will actually move?

And oh my those are some great photos but then go to the original site and there are just so many fabulous photos - enough to make you weep.

On and aberdeen is probably right about the blackberry in that they are hard to control because they do get on so well in this climate...But I know little about raspberries.
mikaela_lmikaela_l on June 19th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
I recommend Raspberry over Blackberry, since blackberry has really nasty thorns, and small children likes to pick berries :)