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12 September 2005 @ 08:28 am
 
Spent a little of yesterday morning looking for blend challenges - the problem with looking at communities primarily populated by teenage girls is that the layouts do tend to hurt one's eyes ;) Thank goodness for ?style=mine, some would've been unreadable otherwise. And what's with all these styles that have the cursor do weird things for links? I did manage to find three challenges that look active and interesting, so I shall have a go at them for a while. I've had to write myself a wee note with which competitions are due in when and if I've done and/or submitted the entry yet ... I think that's a sign that that's enough competitions and if I want to enter others then I need to drop some ;) Got the entries in for the two that close on Wednesday, got 3 that close on Friday, 1 so far that closes on Saturday (but another will arrive by tomorrow) and the rest are all next week.

We went to the tip yesterday afternoon ... oooh what fun ;) ... so now there's no longer a dead light-fitting and mop outside our backdoor, nor a dead hoover in the spare room. And topped up with petrol coz it sounds like an idea to have a full tank this week.

Dinner was curry - Tikka Massala from Patak's curry paste jar. Note for future: take the lid off for the last 5 minutes otherwise it's too liquid. Not a problem I usually have with recipes - our hob cooks hot and the lids of the pans don't fit that well, so normally too much liquid boils off. Not this time.

Finished off the day with an hour or so of reading my book. I've not been reading enough, I should do something about that :)
 
 
Current Mood: awakesleeepy!
Current Music: The Strokes "Is This It"
 
 
 
Rillaithrillaith on September 12th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
I've joined in aesthetic_blend before, which is an active one, in case you're itnerested. Which have you found?
Margaretpling on September 12th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
I think I looked at that one, but wasn't keen on the most recent challenge, something about the tone of voice of it. I joined blendage, blendify__ and blending_star.
Rillaithrillaith on September 12th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
Ahh, yes, the HOTT SEXX picutres. *chuckle* Kids today, eh? ;)

I found it a lot harder to do a "blend" than an icon, but it was fun, and a challenge is always good, and it's something I want to do more fo, so I shall watch those 3 and see what they're like :)

Margaretpling on September 12th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was a bit obviously people half my age ;)

Mmm, I'd agree with blends being harder than icons with what I've tried so far ... I think there'll be a bit of a steep learning curve here, but it should be fun :) (and somehow, they're more pieces of 'art' than I think of icons as, if that makes sense)
Margaretpling on September 12th, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
Oh and, blending_star seems to run an icon contest alongside the blend one, which is a large part of why I joined in that one :)
Rillaithrillaith on September 12th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I should point you at Eclectiv Blends,/a> too, there's no LJ for it, but it's run by enriana of obsessivicons, and everything I've seen there has been very pretty. :)
Margaretpling on September 12th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
I shall have a look :) Thanks
A faint shadow in the void: Penguin on Zip drivesoruk on September 12th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
Patak's tikka paste? That sounds rather familiar...