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26 September 2006 : 8:27pm

mood: hopeful


Long time no post.

Just using this journal for different communities, I guess. Mainly polyamorous.

Are you poly? Hit me up! I could really do with some like-minded friends.

03 September 2005 : 10:46pm

mood: blah

eBay - bid NOW!

Yes, that's an order.

I *know* you're all sitting there thinking 'I know there's something terribly important I've forgotten...'.

You're right!

my eBay

You can thank me by paying promptly. :)

What do you mean, you didn't know? Well, you know now, so get over there. Cheers.


25 August 2005 : 10:24pm

mood: energetic

Bright Light Gems: eBay

Don't forget the jewellery listings!

I now have items starting at 49p, with no reserve and no bids!

Listings end on Saturday, 27th August, in the evening. Bid now to avoid disappointment.

I ship internationally, please email me for rates.

17 August 2005 : 11:59pm

mood: accomplished

Bright Light Gems - my jewellery site

Sometimes it's so hard not to be mean.

In other news, long time no post!

I now have a spanking brand new jewellery site! YAY! It's called Bright Light Gems.

I'm so excited!

It only went live last Sunday, but has gone off to a flying start. Have sold two items already!

Here's the site: Bright Light Gems: Sharing crafted beauty

Here's the blog: brightlightgems

Here's the eBay profile: Bright Light Gems: eBay

Here are some eBay listings:

Hot Pink Fuchsia Butterfly Glass Silver Plate Set NR

Rainbow Glass SilverPlate Set (gay lesbian interest) NR

Both sets starting at £2.49, with no reserve.

26 July 2005 : 5:53pm

mood: aggravated

The psychology of pricing


How the hell am I ever going to tame this wild and complex beast?!

Right, off to do jewellery stuff soon. Have been on the Net far too long!

24 July 2005 : 10:57pm

mood: melancholy

No more eBay! No more cheques!

Oh god!

I've withdrawn £300 from my savings this month.

No more unadulterated spending!

Jesus, at this rate I will be bankrupt before my next birthday.

Plus, need to find job. Am thinking of temping for a year because, having been to the careers centre, I'm even less certain about what i wanted to do than before. Which is - obviously - not good as far as actually getting a job is concerned.

Anyways, I need to get something I can abandon after a year. So.

I would like to do a joint MA degree (yes, I know they don't do those) in Existentialism & Web Design (not Development, I can fucking do that already).


24 July 2005 : 8:53pm

mood: accomplished

Jewellery making - invisible beading wire

I was going to post the following over at craftgrrl_uk:

I feel silly asking this because it's something I should know, but I'm only new to jewellery making so I hope you'll be forgiving. :)

You know those necklaces where the beads are on very thin wire so that the beads look like they're suspended on nothing round your neck? What's the the wire called? I'd like to know where I can find UK suppliers for it, but it's quite hard to look when you don't know what you're looking for!

Help much appreciated. Thanks.
But then I thought, hang on a sec, o know what I want - invisible beading wire.

So I went Googling instead.


Another day saved by Google.

FYI, it's proper name is 'nylon monfilament cord'. So now you know.

21 July 2005 : 12:02am

mood: pensive


My life is a weight that is crushing me.

Sometimes I feel like that.

Right now I feel my mother stifles me. My father cages me in, like a moth in a wire-wrapped cage.

My lover is a light in my cell and sometimes I burn. I burn like the brightest flame on earth, reaching towards the night sky.

I sat on a bus and stared out in to the distance and seemed to see all the light of the world and I smiled so hard I thought my jaw would break. My heart felt so full, like it would burst, overflowing with love. Then I looked away.

The moon is very full tonight.

It is a beautiful moon. It struck me last night and I sighed to look at it.

Sometimes I wish only that I might leave the weight of my lfie behind and flit amongst the light and the shadows of this world, carefree and light.

My life is a chain of lead about my neck.

20 July 2005 : 11:53am

mood: hopeful

Camus, Albert: The Outsider

£5 ono
Paypal, cheque, postal order, concealed cash AT OWN RISK

Bought two of these books by accident, when I only needed one. Doh! In very good condition.

This is an existentialist novel. Haven't read it yet, so can't say how good it is! But I've read some of Camus' other work and loved it.

I'd like a fiver for this, including P&P, but feel free to make offers. I will post your item on receipt of cleared funds (same or next day, first class). So you'll get it super quick.

I accept Paypal, cheque, postal order & concealed cash AT OWN RISK.

Cross-posted to below, but will update all entries asap. Please comment with any queries. Thanks!


12 July 2005 : 11:51pm

mood: grouchy


I know my lover's asleep.

I really want to talk to him.

It's soooo tempting to just ring him and wake him up.


Of course, I would never do that in a million years because that would be mean and I am oh so nice.


*looks at phone*

12 July 2005 : 11:37pm

mood: thoughtful

Help needed: Politics: Nudists Demand Time in Sun

In a cute online game based on Max Barry's book Jennifer Government, I have to decide what policy the government for my nation state should accept.

Nudists Demand Time in Sun

A loose coalition of sartorially-challenged individuals known as "Let It All Hang Out" has called on the government to relax public nudity laws.
The Debate

1. "For too long, our bodies have been trapped in these prisons of cotton and polyester!" yelled protester Sue-Ann Broadside, while apparently developing a nasty case of sunburn. "We must repeal the puritanical laws that make public nudity a crime. My body--my choice to dangle!"

2. "I agree," mused sociology professor Charles Shiomi. "But I don't think the protestors are going far enough. Public nudity shouldn't be an option: it should be compulsory. Nudity is highly liberating. And it would put that disgusting "Hooters" out of business once and for all."

3. "Whoa, whoa," says noted accountant Pete Jefferson. "Are these people serious? The last thing I want to see when I'm out for a coffee is some lumbering, over-weight nudist coming down the sidewalk toward me. If people want to get naked, they can do it in the privacy of their own homes. Think of the children!"

So, what do you think? 1 or 3?

Vote now!

08 July 2005 : 8:03pm
08 July 2005 : 7:56pm

mood: amused

Lover lover lover lover lover, lover come back to me

This icon reminds me of my lover.


That is all.

07 July 2005 : 11:55pm

mood: hopeful

Tibetan Cupid Toggle Clasps Charms for Jewellery Makers

Edit: I no longer need people to do this as someone has very kindly bought them for me. Thanks for reading.

Beautiful, unique clasps: £1.70 each & flat-rate P&P 30p

Description (taken from eBay listing)
"This auction is for approx 50 of these tibetan cupid toggle clasps. Great for making charm bracelets. Picture does not do the beads justice."

I do not know what they're made of, but I have asked the seller and am awaiting a response.


I found these on eBay, but I can't afford to buy 50 at £8.50. I really want them. Wondering if anyone wants any. If you do, send me money for however many you want, I'll buy them and send you yours.

If you know anyone else who might be interested, please let them know too.

I will edit this post when this offer is no longer available. So if you're reading this, you're not too late yet!

My profile: I have been using eBay for over 9 months and have 100% positive feedback.

Any questions? Please ask away!

Crossposted to tradeselluk & ebayuk.

06 July 2005 : 1:46pm

mood: productive


I'm doing really well at the moment.

Well, I'm not lounging as much as I could be.

Yesterday I read Jennifer Government, Max Barry in one go. It's a great book: funny and clever. It's quite like Brave New World, but better, I think.

Made some bracelets yesterday, as well as today. I made earrings today as well.

Have so much work to do at actually being any good with the whole wire jewellery making thing. Sigh. It's still quite fun, but I wish I didn't need to practise to be good at things. I wish I could just do everything perfectly, instantly.

Yes, I'm impatient.

...and lazy.

...and greedy.

But enough extolling my virtues.

Found a new game today. Yay! It's online, free and modelled on Jennifer Government, Check it out, create your own Nation State

Anyways, jewellery won't make itself. Was only supposed to be on here briefly and and that was ages ago!

05 July 2005 : 2:29pm

mood: high

Meme: Time

From the altfriday5, 27.05.05:

1. Do you have time? Do you have the time?

I have some time. Never enough or always too much, depending on my point of view at the - wait for it - time.

I have the time to waste, read, bead and surf the Net lots.

2. Have you had the time of your life?

I always have the time of my life when I'm with Ian. Other brilliant times have been had at my Leavers' Ball, gay/alternative clubbing, doing my degree, drinking and just random great times spent in my own delightful company.

3. When does time go fastest, for you? When does it go slowest?

Fastest: Fucking the boyf.
Slowest: Travelling to fuck the boyf, waiting for Web pages to load on my s...l...o...w... PC, waiting generally, waiting for my parents to respond to something I'm worrying about, waiting for exam results etc.

4. Time travel: possible? Why or why not?

No. I guess. I dunno - not a physicist. Ask Dr Roop.

5. You are being sent back in time, permanently. You must go at least twenty years back. Assuming there will be no problems with speaking the language and so forth, when & where do you go to?

Heh heh heh. I would go 20 years back to when my lover was 19 and go out with him. We would shag bucketloads. Sorry, I'm not all that adventurous and don't have much of a desire to time travel.

Although actually I'd also like to be in Victorian times, because that would just be hella cool. I think I'm in the wrong century. Sortof.

05 July 2005 : 11:07am

mood: anxious

News flash: Obsessive girlfriend goes spare when geek boyf not online

The headline just about sums it up.

His email went down last night, so I can't even spam him neurotically any more/


I want to ask him about what other MMORPGs he plays. SIGH.

05 July 2005 : 11:00am

mood: enthralled


In seeking out what the acronym 'MMORPG' stands for (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) I think I discovered heaven.

Ian so does not know what devilry he has unleashed... Mwah hah hah.

I REALLY need a new fucking machine! I think it is definitely going to be the next Big Thing I save up to buy.

I think I'll go look for gamer/gaming comms now/soon.


05 July 2005 : 10:26am

mood: loved up

Meme: The L-word

From the altfriday5, 17.06.05:

1. How often do you generally say "I love you" to people you are romantically involved with? Why that often?

Ooh, lots! Because I love my boyfriend lots! Sometimes situations just call for it. Sometimes it's an occurrent thought, just like, 'OMG! I really love you! Wow!'

2. How often do you generally say "I love you" to your friends? Why that often?

Not that often. Generally when they've said/done specific that makes the thought occurrent (e.g. they've given me extra support) or if they're feeling unloved.

3. How often do you generally say "I love you" to your mother? Father? Other family? Why that often?

Not very often. Again, it's to do with occurrent feelings. I say it to my mum sometimes, not at all to my dad because I don't feel particularly warm towards him, even when he's being reasonable and nice just because he spends so much time and energy being angry and shouty and mean. I do love him, I just don't feel like it most of the time.

4. When was the first time you said "I love you" to someone in a romantic context? What were the circumstances?

Ooh, good question. Sometime earlier this year, to my boyfriend when I realised I was falling in love with him. It must have been some random time.

5. When was the last time you said "I love you" to someone, in any context? What were the circumstances?

Last night (well, actually around 1/2am, ack!) to my boyfriend.

Edit: Generally, I say I love you more than the other people I know and love. Definitely in my family, less so in my friendships, about even in my relationship.

05 July 2005 : 10:07am

mood: hungry

Meme: What's My Age Again?

You Are 24 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirty-something at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

What Age Do You Act?