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02 September 2005 @ 11:36 am
Dunno what that was all about yesterday morning. I felt better by mid-afternoon though - bit more plain food and lots of water helped no end. Meant I cancelled lunch with Andrew though, which was a shame, but even if I'd felt like pub food I wouldn't've been fun company - but we'll re-schedule for next week and hopefully not at 2pm ;)

Productivity was lessened yesterday, though I did get a bee in my bonnet about writing thank-you letters last night. I haven't done that for years, but prompted partly by purchase of a new pen, and partly by this entry of dryad_wombat's, I actually wrote some real letters. The handwriting goes a bit to pot towards the end of the set, and the <paragraph 2> gets a little formulaic at times (sorry, people who're getting letters), but nonetheless - real live thank-you letters!

I also made one icon for 100contest's current competition - it's a different competition idea this time, we pick 3 random community members and do an icon we think they'd like, based on lj interests, current icons etc. Picking people was the hardest bit - I tried looking at people who'd made icons I liked, coz then they'd be more likely to like mine, but so many had no interests & a friends-only journal so hard to get a feel for the person. And others had interests I couldn't think of anything for (particularly limiting myself to public domain image repositories). But I've got the three people I want to do icons for now, and I've made one - the other two will hopefully get done Sunday morning ... I couldn't go looking for pics last night coz J was playing Western Quake and I'd've lagged the server to death. So I made a couple of notes about who/what/colour scheme.

I've not posted the icons I entered for the last 100contest competition because they've not posted winners yet, if it's not happened by my next update I'll just post them anyway, I think. Today's dose of icon-goodness comes from the most recent randomchallenge competition where I won 2nd place! Whee! I rock!

2nd place banner

The rest of the winners are here and the two icons I entered were:

kiwi icon chips icon

And I made, but didn't enter:

lime icon

Stretching at favourite food a bit with kiwi and lime, but I do like both :)

And now, off out to lunch to celebrate mine & J's fifth wedding anniversary :) Then marble and pyc arrive for Furry this evening :) All in all, a good day ahead!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: LCD Soundsystem "LCD Soundsystem"
Rillaithrillaith on September 2nd, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
Hoorah, I was hoping some more people would be entering the current challenge - I was really worried noone would because they'd have to *work* to do it! ;) Am glad to hear there will be some from you. :)

Happy Anniversary - 5 years is a long time! Weeee! (Just had my parents 40th anniversary dinner last night!!)
Margaretpling on September 2nd, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Oh definitely - so long as I can get the icons in and done in time - took a while to think of people I could think of icons for, you see. When's 2pm Pacific? 10pm here?

Thanks :) We've now been married more than half the time we've been together, so it's suddenly 'long' (but in a good way :) ).
Rillaithrillaith on September 2nd, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
yup - i picked 10pm as I figured i'm usualyl up until midnight at least anyway :)
J: house keysrethought on September 2nd, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
Ooh, I very much like the kiwi one. :)

Congratulations on the anniversary! I think the fifth anniversary is meant to be wooden gifts, maybe all the working with the house counts for that...
Margaretpling on September 2nd, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, and Thanks :)

Yeah, this anniversary is Wood (according to J's gran, who rang last night to tell us :) ) ... I don't think they get really cool till 25 years ;) Though I don't know what any are but 25/40/50/60 off the top of my head ;)
Rillaithrillaith on September 2nd, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
The ones i remember:
1 = paper
3 = leather *snigger*
10 = tin
15 = crystal
30 = pearl
Armadillofluffyarmadillo on September 2nd, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
*hugs* Have a great Anniversary and give Marble and Psyche a hug from me.
Margaretpling on September 2nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
pycpyc on September 4th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)


Mrs. Christie: spiral votivesshineyquarter on September 2nd, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
Margaretpling on September 2nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
magidmagid on September 2nd, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary!

The icons are pretty, too :-)
Margaretpling on September 2nd, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) and Thank you :)
dryad_wombatdryad_wombat on September 2nd, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
real live thank-you letters!

*Grin* - I think you've just persuaded me to do the same :)

Happy Anniversary to you both, btw!
Margaretpling on September 2nd, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)