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18 May 2009 @ 11:27 pm
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responding to the only random request for info (so aesiron, this part of the post is for you)
Here's the thing... there are very few pretty bras for big girls.  The two I wear most consistently right now I bough in Japan.  You're not supposed to be able to buy clothing from Japan for people who are not Asian - especially not personal things like underwear.  A person who wears an 'a' cup in the states is a 'b' there.  Imagine that.  And i'm not a small woman, so imagine my surprise when I went into a lingerie shop not expecting to find anything that actually fit.  Instead I spent at least $150 on these two adorable, beautiful, comfortable flowered bras I can and do wear with practically everything.

Oh, and I'm terrifed of wearing granny panties.  I hope that never happens to me.  So instead I go for the cotton girlie prints that have little flowers on them, or are in bright colors, or solids.  They're not the sexiest little things in the shop, but they're not the plainest either.

things, things, and more things
going backwards from this evening....
  • I spent 8 hours today grading student final projects for my class.  We're not done.
  • I spent 4 hours yesterday watching final projects (and presenting my own ... which I admit, I am completely pleased about and think it came out frigging cool, check it out here)
  • Friday and Saturday I worked on the above mentioned final project, juggling pieces here, tossing pieces there, painting, gluing, printing and cutting.  I think I used an entire bag of glue sticks making it all work.
  • Oh wait, of course there were the little things like scheduling people to deep clean the carpets, a handyman to do all the little things we haven't gotten to yet, and trips to homedepot to pick up more closet doors.

but wait, here's the to do list for the rest of the week
  • clean the house again because the realitor is coming on wednesday (and my Mom is coming for my graduating Thursday)
  • schedule my financial aid exit interview
  • plan all the logistics for the graduation ceremonies on Friday and Saturday (parking included)
  • figure out a dress to wear for graduation (shopping? lol)
  • finish submitting grades tomorrow afternoon
  • meet with the handyman tomorrow morning
  • fix the planting/backyard issues
  • submit my registration forms for USC
  • call the yard guys so they'll come and take out our overgrown bushes
  • finalize summer of giles stuff
  • call my dad
  • email my sisters

the whiny kate
creatively i'm totally washed out. worked. over. done. I run out of words every time I open a window. There are so many things that crowd the brain and yet I can't seem to actually express them.  I'm trying (hence the post above) but I think I need a couple of weeks just to not think for a while.

oh, and in strangly not disconcerting (and yet, on reflection, possibly not good for future job people who are internet savy), Kelsey, an internet machine from my Weird Science class, decided to stalk the whole class and create diaramas based on the information she could find out about people online.  She found my livejournal with EASE. I realize that while I don't mind at ALL that people in that class might be able to find my blog and fanart and the like, I should make it slightly harder for someone who is ... say ... interviewing me.  Or someone who has an assistant who is web savy (or heck, is a websavy intellectual themselves).  Or for my students.  I thought I had things locked down, but I found a way to find myself within about 4 clicks from my real name to my livejournal profile.  While I can't change everything, and I don't want to friends lock all the time, I am going to have to figure out ways to distance my fandom self from my "RL" self.  If anyone has any advice (not the 'delete your livejournal and start another one' advice, but anything that's a step down from that) I'd much appreciate it.

all of that is the long run on explaination as to why I'm in the market for graphics hosting.  Does anybody frequent a non-LJ graphics website they like? Especially one that hosts icons in a nice way?  I really want to explore new possibilities and I don't know where to look.
WickedFox: antihero hydewickedfox on May 19th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
Well many folks seem to like deviant art, though I was quickly run outta town by some trolls who didn't particularly care for my preferred Buffy ship. The handling of it soured me toward that site but many folks like the interaction and notice they receive.

Flickr is popular, though I wasn't too keen on some of the limitations for size for the free accounts. And I still worry about someone taking aim at me for the "wrong" ship.

In the end, I think having your own site is the best way, though I would love to get a graphics gallery/archive working on my site.

Those are the only two I've tried. I'll be curious what other suggestions you get.
my monkied brain: b/g - look of lovekatekat1010 on May 19th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
i am too - i don't think flikr would really do for all the icons, would it? and the deviant art site i find actually really annoying, and i remember your experiences so i basically have a couple of things up there but it's not a place i want to update/direct people to.

i wonder if there is a decent engine yet that works to host lots of little images? icons are so specialized, and even having a second graphics website on LJ doesn't satisfy my need to have a slightly more comprehensible directory than lj tags or memories, you know?
missus_grace: facepalmmissus_grace on May 19th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
meet with the handyman tomorrow morning
fix the planting/backyard issues

I skimmed this list and read: sex with the handyman tomorrow

Liek whoa, Kate!
my monkied brain: giles - happy smilekatekat1010 on May 19th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
hahahahahah! and where is your brain missy? *grin*
beraht: Xander (Awkward)beraht on May 19th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Ha. Your entire list now thinks I'm a perv.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 19th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
you totally asked though. :D