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Practising violin with the windows open. Rude or not rude?

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Rude
1 (10.0%)

Impolitic but not rude
5 (50.0%)

Not rude
0 (0.0%)

Only not rude if you're a concert violinist
4 (40.0%)

Only rude if you live in an apartment building
5 (50.0%)

Only not rude if you live rurally
1 (10.0%)

Only rude if you're five years old
3 (30.0%)

I have a further rude/not rude corollary I want to tell you about
1 (10.0%)

A corollary:



Brought to you by: wow, it's pretty warm out and I get direct sunlight.

Urgh

Jun. 24th, 2010 06:52 pm
labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (fandoms collide)
Advice requested!

Tomorrow night I have two potential engagements (of course, because I can go weeks without having anything to do on a Friday night and then I always end up having two or three things on the same night). I have either: first meeting of a bookgroup some women in my class are starting, or Fangirl Friday (just what it sounds like: Wellington fangirl meet-up.) To be brutally honest, I'd most like to go to Fangirl Friday because I know a few people who will be there & they're lovely! (And I'm not just saying that because they might be reading this, although: hi.) Also it's in a location that is handy for everything incl. walking home. Meanwhile, bookgroup will be awkward as there will be plenty of people there I don't know & I don't think I'll be able to drag anyone else along, and also the people in my class who are organising it are the super-glamorous, put-together people who make me feel like a giant, clumsy, inarticulate idiot. HOWEVER, I hve hopes that repeated exposure to that sort of person will make me feel a little less giant, clumsy, and inarticulate around a) them, in class and b) people like them, in my professional life. Plus also I really like book groups & need to make friends/contacts within my class or tbh I'll never get a job.

So um. Advices? Anyone?

Relatedly: I've been off class a bit lately and I found out today that one of the groups I'm working in has done all this stuff under heaps of pressure and I had no idea. Which: OK, I was away. But on the other hand, I feel a little bit aggrieved that I had no idea what was going on and wasn't able to help out, which I would have been if I'd been told. :-/ I kind of want to write the project manager an email and say that I feel really out of the loop and I find that really stressful. Should I bother? I know that I would appreciate this kind of email! But I don't want to seem confrontational. Sigh?
labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (girls with guns 2.0)
My beauties! Did I recently lend any of you my copies of A Wizard's Dilemma, A Wizard Alone, or Wizard's Holiday? I'm introducing [livejournal.com profile] suchroadslead to the books and she's blasted through SYWTBAW and DW in record time (one day.) I have HW and AWAb, and luckily BONWM is readable post-HW, but otherwise I can only find W@W. I'm desperate! (I probably have them in Wellington, or in a bag somewhere, as they'remy default "shove these in a bag in case I get bored" books, but - just on the off-chance I lent them out...)

and speaking of [livejournal.com profile] suchroadslead, she is new to Livejournal, so go be nice to her! She is rather fabulous and has been a tireless member of the choir committee with me for four years (several times harder working/more brilliant/prettier than me ;)) and she's into Stargate and sci-fi and SF&F fiction and is a post-grad COSC student. [/blurb] Say hi!
labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (Default)
Had a weekend away in wellington that was by turns amazingly wonderful (seeing old friends and my family) and screamingly shitty (seeing... my family, shitty weather, getting sick for the first time this year). But the absolute capper is getting home tonight to find that my precious and onl;y a few months old external harddrive has independently decided to WIPE EVERYTHING and I can't find any of the sixty-odd gigs of TV, movies and comics that I had saved there. I am about reading to KILL THINGS. Please, please, if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can recover any of it, I'll love you forever.
labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (Default)
also, because I am incredibly fucking sad:

mostly what I am doing right now is sitting looking at [livejournal.com profile] youngwizards and desperately, desperately trying to stop myself from reading the spoilers that are apparently in the comments on that top post.

omfg I am DYING. DYING DEAD.
labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (Default)
As I was beginning my study for my essay test at 11 this morning* I was bemused to hear one of the office ladies wandering around saying "it's me, Marianna! I'm sober! I'm bringing guests around!" Apparently she needed to mention that she was sober before using my room to show prospective guests- frankly this is unsurprising because my room's kind of a pigsty. But that's not the funny thing, the funny thing is she sticks her head around the door and says "Tui, this is Louise, can she have a look at your room?" And as I live and breathe, it was Louise Tie! Who goes to my old school! I am not kidding! :D VERY conincidental. Anyway, I did the propaganda-it's-really-great-here jazz and then got on with my study, but it was nice to see her.

Then, during the test, which was sociolinguistics, I found myself writing a page an a half on Henry V, which I'm doing in Shakespeare at the moment. I, um. I just don't know what came over me, although in my defence the essay was on face and politeness and I was analysing Henry's use of face throughout the play and with particular attention to his speech at Harfleur...

Finally on this-is-the-last-day-of-term-and-I-can-be-fucking-random-if-I-want: I really, really feel like an aero bar. But I don't think they sell them here any more. :(

*That is to say, the test was at eleven. I started studying for it around 9.30. Yeah yeah yeah yeah.
labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (Default)
Hey, Firefox users, a quick request- when I open Firefox, there are two links in the "bookmarks toolbar folder". I was getting annoyed with the default settings because they take me into non-NZ sites which are more expensive and seing as they're useless page loads I'd rather have them load the UC website which is free and google.co.nz which is cheap.

So I right-click-manage folder-ed and then... deleted all the links that were in there, including one which was a folder. I then clicked "add bookmark" but the bookmarks I added didn't go to the toolbar, just to the normal bookmarks. Is there anything I can do to fix this? How do I create a homepage?

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