senashenta: (For Now A Sandwich)
Baked cupcakes tonight. Starting at 11:30pm. JUST BECAUSE I WANTED TO. XD;;

Anyway, they're confetti cupcakes with white icing and I decorated them with Halloween decorations; orange and black sprinkes, tiny black and white candy skulls and slightly larger candy bones. The bones are white with splotches of red "blood".

idk I just felt like it, even though I can't eat many cupcakes anymore. *shrug* Like with most things I bake nowadays, probably 3/4 of them will go to Mom, Lee and my bro. I'd share with other people, too, but I pretty much don't know anyone else in Orillia anymore. It's a sad state of affairs, really. ~_~;;

Other than baking, I guess the news is Squall and the cats.

My spiffy laptop, Squall, is being a dick again. He won't load windows at all, and the startup diagnostics have literally been running for over 48 hours now. =__=;; In the morning if nothing's changed I'm going to just turn him off. Hopefully MDG will get back to me about having him repaired, since he's still under warranty until the end of November.

So for now I'm back to using my netbook, Z, which means I'm not going through Internet Withdrawl. No, instead I'm going through EVERYTHING ELSE withdrawl, since all my writing. music and bookmarks are on Squall. There is literally nothing on Z's HD since I cleared it out about 8 months ago. -.-;;

I'll have to hook Gale (my external drive) up and transfer some stuff from there, I guess.

In the meantime I've been mainlining two things the last few days; Mantracker and Tokyo Mew Mew. Yes, I am aware that this is about the weirdest combination I could have chosen. XD; Whatever, I'm enjoying them both so :P. I'm watching all the eps of Mantracker that I haven't seen, which is like 3/4 of them, and I'm working my way through TMM since for some reason, even though I have the whole series, I never watched past about episode 20. Must've got sidetracked and forgotten...

As for the cats, Nio has passed his cold on to EVERYONE EXCEPT NEKO AND LILY. *EPIC HEADDESK [HERE]*

Oh, and the other big news is that one of my close friends from highschool had her first baby! She's shared pics of the new little girl, and she's sooooo cute! CONGRATS, P! ♥♥♥♥♥

...this is the closest thing to a baking icon that I have. WHYYYYY?
senashenta: (Don't Worry Be Happy)
Finally figured out the DVD burning feature on Squall. Did I mention that before? Can't remember.

Anyway, so I cleared out Squall's HD some, and now I'm working on Gale. lmao only like 54 movies and 140-ish anime series. Plus a few TV series/seasons.

What can I say? I'm a media whore. xD;;

I still need to have a boo at Z's HD too, as I believe I still have some anime series on him too. I know at the very least I have the whole first season of Digimon. Hmm.

EDIT: Is anyone looking for a specific movie/anime that I could burn for you? Before I delete everything from my HDs. .__. Just ask and I'll see if I have it.
senashenta: (ZOMG! Envy)

lmao now I need to get used to the big keyboard again. I'm so used to Z's tiny netbook keyboard that this one is really weird and awkward for me right now. But I'll adapt! Other than that one little thing, I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS COMPUTER. X3!!

More specifically, I am in love with this computer's SCREEN and PROCESSING SPEED and DVD/DISC DRIVE ASDGH;KL!! x3

Z, being a teeny tiny netbook, only had a 10" screen. Which was really alright for most things, but I watch a lot of movies and TV shows online nowadays (since I don't have cable, that's where I catch the few shows that I do follow) and trying to watch them on the mini screen was a pain and hurt my eyes after a while. Squall's screen is a massive 16", which is actually one whole inch bigger than the TV I owned for the longest time (I have a bigger one now, thank goodness lol.)

The processing speed was another thing that has to do with me using the PC for a lot of videos. Z's processing was alright, but sometimes it didn't like to load videos at a decent speed. Like, the occasional movie I would have to leave ALL NIGHT to let it load before I could actually watch it. =/

Aaaaand the disc drive! I didn't think about it when I was getting Z, but he DOESN'T HAVE ONE. *facepalm* And I never really thought about how much I use the disc drive until I didn't have one anymore. lmao, I couldn't burn media to clear off my HD, or play anything that was already on a disc, or load my Microsoft Word suite that I bloody NEEDED, DAMMIT. >__O;

But Squall has a disc drive! It burns and reads anything, including DVDs and BLU-RAY! Not that I OWN anything on Blu-ray (other than the setup disc that Squall came with, wtf?) but it still gives me glee that I could play them if I wanted to. HAH, I WIN MAINSTREAM MEDIA!!

Anyway, being able to load Microsoft Word was the big one really, since I do all my own business cards and labels; for over a year now, whenever I needed something like that, I had to go over to Mom's a usurp her PC for hours on end, which also involved using her printer/ink/paper rather than my own. Being able to do all that here will make both our lives easier. I just have to email all the files that are saved on her PC to myself next time I'm over, and then she can have her HD back. ♥


I am keeping Z for travel purposes, though. I'm going to clear out most of his HD with the exception of music and maybe a few videos and he'll be the laptop I take down to the US with me and that kind of thing. Because lovely as Squall is, he IS rather big for carrying around everywhere.


*pets him anyway*
senashenta: (Carousel Twins)

Haha, when I sent Z off last week I didn't expect to get him back for at least three weeks, maybe a month. But this morning around 11am a UPS guy showed up on my doorstep with the package from Acer. Cue Happy Sena HERE. I hate not having a computer. This last week was sucky. Though lmao I did get a lot of stuff done while I didn't have the Internet as a distraction. xD;;

Anyway, they replaced the LCD and now the screen is all pretty and bright again. I'm still getting the new laptop though-- the first payment is coming out of my bank account on November 1st. Once it goes through properly then they'll mail Squall off, at which point he'll become my at-home-computer and Z will be my reserve laptop for travel (since he's so small and portable.)

I'm really looking forward to having Squall though, because he's got a better processor and a disc drive, so I can load Microsoft Word onto him and do my own business cards and labels instead of having to go over to Mom's place and use her PC to do them.

Oh, and on the 29th I'm officially paying for a webdomain so I can get all my various sites up and running without having to go through secondary sites like tripod or angeltowns, and I'm hoping to get my shops up on my own domain as well, rather than etsy. Which means I need to find a good shopping cart system, but I can look into that later...

Anyway! Right now I'm working on catching up on the shows I missed this last week-and-a-bit soooo~~

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I'll have a mass Cute Cat Photo post tomorrow; a pic for each day that I couldn't post one because of my lack of Internet access. Look forward to it! ♥

EDIT #2: Maddie and Chloe! Part of my site is going to be a photography portfolio thing, and I wanted to know if you two would mind if I used some of my pics of you guys for it? From the Turk photoshoot in Baltimore, and from the Yakuza shoot this last summer. Let me know, k?
senashenta: (I Swear That I Am Up To No Good)
I'm at Mom's right now, just to hang out and chitchat. (I also said I'd help with some chores since she has stuff she needs to get done and I happen to be here.) My brother's friends should be arriving any time now for D&D; it was his birthday yesterday and all he asked for was permission to have all his friends over for the afternoon/evening to play. He's pretty easy to please. :)

Anyway, tomorrow I'm mailing Z off to Acer to have his screen repaired and his battery switched out, so I'll not have Internet access until after he gets back. Though I think I'm going to get a new laptop anyway and keep Z for travel since he's so tiny and lightweight.

So I looked into getting a laptop from MDG and they approved me for financing, which means I would be paying for it in installments. I need to get a bank statement and whatnot to send in with the signed contract tomorrow, and then they'll ship off the new laptop.

It's one that's got a 15.5" screen, a ton of RAM, 260MB harddrive AND A CD PLAYER/BURNER/DVDPLAYER/ETC. OMGYAY!! That was the one thing I hate about Z, he doesn't have a disc drive so I can't burn anything or install programs off discs. So on the new one I can install Microsoft Works and that kind of thing.

I need to think of a good name for teh new laptop... another tempermental wind name. My PC was/is called Tempest, and then my netbook is called Zephyr, so~~

EDIT: New!laptop will be called Squall. *sage nod*

Playing Pan

Oct. 8th, 2010 07:44 pm
senashenta: (Durr...)
So. Wednesday was shopping day, which was pretty uninteresting this week. Just groceries, not much else.

After that though, Mom and I had to pick Pan (my bunny that is living with Sarah as a companion to her rabbit Angelina) up from Sarah's place and take her to the vet. Ever since she was little Pan has had a problem with her weight; about once a year she'll lose a ton of weight until she's practically skeletal, and we all generally flail around and have to give her a special diet to fatten her up again.

Right now she's back to being practically a bag of bones, but since this happens regularly and the vet always tells us to do the same thing we generally just do it and don't bother taking her in anymore. This time, though, the weight loss was accompanied by the appearance of cataracts over both eyes, and as she's only four years old, we decided we'd better take her in just in case.

So of course, two days before we're supposed to, Sarah is diagnosed with Scabes and therefore can't come close to other people lest she spread it. And Mom and I DO NOT want to get that. Blegh. So we had to get her to put Pan in the carrier and set her outside the front door for us, where we picked her up and then deposited her when we were done. We knocked on the door and then bailed when Sarah came to take Pan back inside. lol.

Anyway, basically the vet is stymied. He says physically he can't find anything wrong, but there's a possibility she has diabetes (which would explain both the cataracts and her ongoing weight problems), so Sarah has to decide if she wants to pay for blood tests or not. Personally, I would pony up the dough if I were her, but it's her decision...

I guess we'll see.

Then today, Mom took in a bunch of my jams and jellies to work along with order forms and had a tasting day and took orders for me. I sold $56 worth of stuff, which isn't actually a lot, but any money is my friend. Besides that, one of her coworkers' wife works for the police station (the big provincial one just on the outskirts of Orillia) and thinks his wife might like to do the same kind of tasting thing there too, so I could go and do that and hand out order forms and cards. Fingers crossed for that one! ♥

That's about it. Except I have to send my laptop in to be repaired now that I've finally (today) got the info for doing so. So on Wed/Thurs I'm shipping it off, and I'll have no computer until it gets back. ;~; I hate that, but I have no choice. The screen is dying fast and my warranty is up as of the middle of next month. :P
senashenta: (Don't Make Me Use The HARP)

Anyway. ~_~;

So, I've got some more gemstone charms for phone straps. I did a ton of them yesterday but then I ran out. xD; Today I was near the store that sells them so I got a bunch more. So now I can do 108 more phone straps... or some phone straps and maybe some necklaces. Fun stuff! I have a bunch of awesome pendants to make into necklaces too.


Also, Z's screen is getting progressively worse. All around the edges are turning brown, though you can still see through it. I think it's burning out already, even though I just got him back in the fall. I guess I'll see and if it gets much worse I'll take him in to be fixed, since he's still under warranty until November.
senashenta: (Blue Hearts Bunny)
The sun is coming up and I'm still watching movies. Bah. I fail at, yanno, sleep. And stuff. Basically I've been up all night doing chores that were put off the last few days, with movies on in the background just for the company. Fun times.

Also, for some reason Z's clock is a day ahead. He's insisting it's a day later than it actually is. And that screwed me up royally for about six hours last night. ~_~;; idk, I guess I'll reset the clock? Hm. Silly laptop. <3

And omg. ;~~; My paid account and userpics expired! And I don't have the money to renew them! So if anyone wants to get m3 a present for Christmas/my birthday, I would love love love love a paid account and more userpics. The lack of pics and stupid banner ads are already driving me crazy. D:

Now, since I'm sure I've missed a few Christmas Card posts on my f-list. So basically, I WANT CHRISTMAS CARDS! FROM EVERYONE OMG! AND I WANT TO SEND CARDS TO PEOPLE TOO! So! My address is under the cut (remember I've moved, so if you have my old address you need this one instead) and leave your address in a comment if you want me to send a card to you. <3

Sena's Address )

I guess you could send birthday cards too, since my birthday is so close after Christmas. ._.

Anyway, comments are screened of course~

EDIT: Um, yeah, I need like EVERYONE'S addresses again. They were all on Tempest and he is currently out of commission. I need to gather them again in a big file folder on Z now. ~_~;

Giant Geek

Nov. 11th, 2009 04:42 pm
senashenta: (I Like Him He Says Okie Dokie!)
I am so totally in love with Z. SO MUCH better than my desktop. <333 The only problem is that because Z is a mini laptop, he doesn't have a disc drive. ~_~; Does anyone know if it's possible to get a USB disc drive that I could use? I'll have to look into that. Also need another external hard drive, maybe I'll ask for one for Christmas or my birthday.

Finished a Christmas pony for the bazaar next weekend. She's so pretty and I kind of want to keep her. XD; Anyway, pictures at some point. Her name is Sapphire Snowflake.

Watching reruns of Jurassic Fight Club on the computer. I love this show so freaking much. I'm such a dinosaur geek, honestly. I should be embarrassed, but somehow... I'm not. XD lol. MAHJUNGATHOLUS OMG. \o/

Right, so other than that, my oven is still out of commission. Ugh. Also, the window in the back room is cracked all to hell. There was a little crack in it when I moved in, and then the other day it was really nice out so I opened it-- and the crack spread all the way across it. It's barely holding into the frame now and it needs to be replaced ASAP before we get snow.

So I contacted the landlord and he's coming up this weekend anyway, so he says he'll have a look. I know the oven is a wiring problem, so idk what he'll be able to do. At least the stove stop still works, so I've been able to do all my jams and stuff.

Speaking of which, making pumpkin spread and it smells SO GOOD. I wish I had some vanilla ice cream around, it would taste amazing with the pumpkin stuff on it. X3
senashenta: (FFVII Cloud)
Still doing fine with Z, but the smaller keyboard on the laptop is so completely different it's taking a lot of getting used to. Also, I don't like the touch pad, but then I never have liked them. Which is why I have a mouse to plug into Z when I'm at home, though when I'm out and about with him I guess I'll just deal with the touch pad. Like now at Mom's for instance. :D

DLed all my photos from my camera today (now I need to charge it) so that I can start adding things to my Esprit Studios etsy account. Then I logged in and started to do just that... only to be told by etsy that my photos are too big. ~_~; But screw it, I'll deal with resizing them when I get home and have the mouse.

Lately I've been working on things to sell at the bazaar Grandma got me a table at. Mostly jams and jellies right now, but also a few more bits of jewelery and I'm doing two Christmas ponies to take with me to sell and as examples, since it's a Christmas bazaar and all that.

Anyway, so far I've made crab apple jelly, lemon-honey jelly, strawberry-rhubarb jam, rhubarb jam, almond-brown-sugar applesauce, pumpkin sauce, and watermelon jelly. As usual I'm having trouble getting things to set, but whatever.

After the bazaar anything that hasn't sold will be going up at my House of Yum etsy account, along with various cookies and candies. Please, once I get the shop up, anyone who's had my jams/jellies/cookies/misc baking and etc. please spread the word. Between Esprit Studios and House of Yum I'm trying to get myself set up to make enough extra cash each month to keep the bills paid. It doesn't have to be much, about $200 would cover that. But any good word of mouth would be helpful and appreciated. <3

I took Loki to the vet a couple weeks ago because of his allergies again. This time he had been chewing on his feet, and itching at his chest and abdomen until all the hair was coming off, as well as scratching his face up still. -_-;

Same thing is usual, and three years of trying to find a treatment that, you know, WORKS. But this time we got to the vet and saw a new woman (Dr Wilson, I think?) and she actually suggested some things that none of the others had mentioned before even in all the times I'd had him in there (and all the money I've spent.)

She thinks there's a possibility that it could be an immune disorder rather than allergies, which would require different treatment, obviously. But while we're seeing about applying for funding to get the tests done (because I can't afford it on my own), she did suggest an allergy med that we could pick up from the pharmacy.

So we got a bottle of these pills, and he's been taking a half pill twice a day for just over two weeks now... and it's working fucking MIRACLES! His face is 90% healed up and he hasn't been itching at his chest and stomach almost at all. If this keeps up, we might have actually got it figured out finally. And the kicker is, the pills cost $10 a bottle, which covers three months worth of pills for Loki. All that money spent and I could have just gone to the pharmacy and spent $10 instead. Man.

But still, glad to see him feeling so much better. :)

Right now I'm at Mom's to do laundry and print off some things since my own printer is pretty much dead. I'm also watching my brother play Twilight Princess. Ahh, Zelda, ILU. <3

Random recent observation: Last weeks SPN episode? C-CRACKY EP WAS CRACKY. .__.;;

Oh, and before I forget. Cat McD! Were you still interested in those ponies we talked about a while back? Let me know. <3
senashenta: (...Would Like To Lick You)
Been a month since I posted last. Mostly that's because of my stupid computer. It crashed about a week into October and took a week to have fixed. Then when I brought it home from that, I plugged it in and it immediately crashed again during bootup. -__-;; So I took it back in again. Two more days and it was fixed a second time. I plugged it back in... and this time my monitor died. >__<;;

Picked up a cheap monitor from goodwill to do until I could get a decent one. Brought that home. Plugged everything in. MOUSE DIED ASDGH;KL. Worked a little with a half-working mouse. Then, last night, COMPUTER CRASHED YET AGAIN. TT~~TT

Welcome to my nightmare the last month. -_-;; Ugh. Anyway, like $500 later and the PC was back in the shop this afternoon. Then Mom and I were at Walmart (getting business cards for me to print up and a new mouse) and happened to see that they had mini-notebooks on sale for like $340 + tax. So, already $500 of repairs and replacements later, I made the decision to scrap the old desktop and just get a new laptop.

EEEE MY FIRST LAPTOP~ AND IT'S SO TINY AND BLUE AND ADORABLE~~ <333 ...I don't know how to do hearts on this keyboard. >>;

So the guys at the repair shop are going to just copy my documents folder onto discs and I'm getting rid of the desktop all together. Teeny laptop ilu! :3

More update tomorrow or whatever once I've finished setting up everything on Zephyr (my old PC was called Tempest, I name them after grouchy winds for a reason lmao) and got some sleep because I am ever ever so exhausted today for some reason. Even my laptop glee can't make me stop yawning. :P

EDIT: Also, the only reason I could afford it was because Mom fronted me the money. I'm so broke right now I have bill collectors on my ass for the first time in my life, and it makes me a sad panda. ;-;


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