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You Are An INFJ
The Protector

You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener with almost infinite patience.
You have complex feelings, and you take great care to express them.

In love, you see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.
You enjoy relationships when they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.

At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Manipulative, weak, and unstable
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Yes its all one subject.

Do any of you know of a good natural healing product, that treats carpets, bedding, and cats, for fleas? This is in addition to products like Revolution and Frontline etc, cos i've already done those.

Luna has flea allergy dermatitis, and there is nothing I have found that can treat his skin and where he sleeps in one hit. That is reasonably cost effective. Also, then there is the question of if you can simply bathe them in eucalyptus and warm water.
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This was part of a talk i had on irc with a Cam friend. For the Cammies on here, ponder this, and why the club sets me off. For the rest of you, ponder this is what is fucked with the world. Anyone being invalidated or lesser hurts them. Every villian out there, you create.

GrowlyBethling: you know the reason why rules and bureaucracy gets to me?
GrowlyBethling: because in my head, from very early on, 'following the rules' or 'belonging' = 'being liked/loved/important'.
GrowlyBethling: or being a PERSON.
GrowlyBethling: its very strong imprint. massively.
GrowlyBethling: and what trashes me every single time, is something happening, that 'invalidates' me as a person. It both makes me angry and hurt.
GrowlyBethling: So, rage directed outward to the world, or rage directed inward to me (aka depression).
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I am rejigging livejournal, given what i am using it for. This is going to upset some people.

{Me takes a deep breath}

All of you know that I have had issues for some time with politics and grapevine gossip within the Camarilla, and its impact on my marriage. The saga has continued, not through malice, but through concern, which I do understand.

I know that there are those of you out there worried about me.

But this space is for me to reflect, and as a result I do not pull many punches within this space. As a result, I have removed a selection of people that I know pass on information, and talk about my depression and anxiety, in some cases to Stephen.

Not wishing to provide too much information or fodder for that, because of the context of my writing it is not designed for being passed on. I find it upsetting when this happens. Its why I am up this late, with the sense of my heart being in my throat.

So, if you have been removed, it does not mean I do not like you, merely that I am more comfortable with the content of my journal being kept private, and specific to a closer group of people. When I write in here, sometimes I am angry, frustrated, and need to get the emotion out. So I do. That does not mean I am comfortable with the content of posts, or things I have said personally, on IRC, or any chat program, to be passed on or talked about to those around me, or to Stephen.

I will talk to Stephen myself. No one needs to do it for me. Same with everyone else who has been told things 'for my own good'.

I hope thats not too harsh - I am not wanting to be harsh, merely clear.
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HE GOT IT!!!!!!!
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Stolen from  

[ profile] miss_madb
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them
5) Put a star next to those you've only partially read.

Apparently the people who publish the list say the average person has only read six... I"ve read 39, and i am not the most prolific reader of my social group...  [ profile] 17catherines, I dare you ..... *grins*



1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy * could not get into the book. Saw it as a mini series and liked that.

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier * seen it as a mini series as well. Find the writing a bit stiff.

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald – seen it

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery – don’t especially love this, compared to the rest of the series. I like it, a lot, but the rest leaves it for dead.

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding *

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley – absolutely fascinating

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding

69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome – the whole series is great, again.

78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alborn

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – have not read all of them

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - not as great as James and the Giant Peach, or The Witches

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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We are moved.
Thank god.
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Comment and I will:

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
2. Associate you with something -random, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favourite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ [edit: but only if you want to]
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Roller blades
Two manual cameras and photography equipment
Small bedside table
Blanket chest with padded lid
Wardrobe with drawers and hanging space

No pic's up - if you are interested or know someone who might be, comment here or email raven dot steps at gmail dot com.

EDIT: Projector and cameras are up on photobucket -
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Recipe Books

Australian womens weekly -
* Cooking for Two
* Best Ever recipes
* Tomato Cookbook
* Minced meat Cookbook.
Hot and Spicy cookbook
My learn to cookbook
Complete Encyclopedia of Chinese cooking.

How to host a mystery - Star Trek
Twilight Imperium
Trivial Pursuit
World in Flames
Tommorrow the world.
Star Trek card game.

Books - Hardcover
'The Legacy' - Forgotten Realms - RA Salvatore.
'Blow Fly' and 'Predator'  and 'Portrait of a Killer' (non fiction) - Patricia cornwell 
'The 12th Card' and 'A maidens grave' - Jeffery Deaver
'The Runaway Jury' - John Grisham - shits all over the film, its not about gun rights, its about smoking. Suing a tobacco company....
'There and back again' - sean Astin - the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
'Taltos', 'Memnock the Devil' - Anne Rice
'Lucky Man' - Michael J Fox - memoir.
''A Modern herbal'
'The sandman book of dreams' - Neil Gaiman
'A prison diary 1 and 2 (2 is paperback) - Jeffery Archer - non fiction.


'Dragons of Summer Flame' - Dragonlance hardcover - Signed by the author Margaret Weiss. My housemate took it to a book signing for me.

bast_believer: (Beth)
Ok.... Stuff we are getting rid of.

Go here and look at pictures. List is below. 

Green espresso coffee cups and saucers x4
Wine glasses x4
Liquer glasses, crystal embossed with grapes x2
Tumbler glass, crystal embossed with grapes
Cocktail glass
Sherry glasses x5
Salzburg crystal vase
Glass plates embossed with grapes x4 or 6 I think

Still life painting circa 1915. Framed, small.
Blue ceramic oil burner

Books and Games list coming.

Garb - some pic's up on the link above.

Fabric too, come and look at my house.

Blanket Chest
Small planter stand makes good bedside.
Red/gold chinese lamp.
Wardrobe with drawers and shelves and hanging space.


May. 2nd, 2008 02:01 pm
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Stuff will be going up for sale or give away in the next 24 hours. It will include clothes, furniture, etc.

Watch this space. It does mean you need to organise your own transport to take this stuff.



Apr. 30th, 2008 04:16 pm
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Tagged by [ profile] 17catherines

The rules:
a. Link to the person who tagged you.
b. Post the rules on your blog.
c. Write six random things about yourself.
d. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
e. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
f. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.


Six random things....

1. The artistic and creative pursuits i enjoy are painting, drawing, sewing, writing, cooking, and role playing.
2. I think that there is a point in logic and knowledge where faith, science, mythology and theology will intersect, regardless of the paradigm of the person.
3. I utterly adore my cats.
4. I changed my mind about my wedding dress 6 times, and one was after buying the first lot of fabric.
5. When someone looses my trust its years before they regain it.
6. I have two crushes at present.

Now, tagging....
[ profile] vierkilau becuase you are unique,
[ profile] kittenmorag becuase you are beautiful and sexy,
[ profile] anysia because you and I have so much in common,
[ profile] mechanicalhyena becuase I honestly don't know enough about you,
[ profile] journiey because you pick me up when I keel over and keep me swimming,
[ profile] iosef becuase I miss you far more than you know and for some reason its days like today I really notice it. Blessed be.
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This is a clip of a guy named Paul Potts, from Wales. He won Britians got Talent, as my UK flist may know. I heard him on an interview speaking tonight, a radio interview, and they mentioned he got a standing ovation for his audition on the show. He said he was a little disapointed with his performance, so I thought ok i'm going to find it.


This reminded me of something. Anyone in Aust who follows opera or musical theatre would recall a man from Melb who burst onto the opera scene in the 1990s, in his 40s, from nowhere. He was a shoe repairer. Actually my local shoe repairer, and we used to hear opera from his back room when we'd go into the shop. It never occurred to me it was him.

But check this out - its stunning. And moreso, watch the judges faces. Thats even better.

I'm going to buy this guy's CD.
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OMG i am fidgetty.
i need to find something to do.
gah! i hate being bored.
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This is a peice of film and music from the HP films, made up to be the last book. Its beautifully done, and set to Requiem for a Dream.

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This is priceless, i love it. Cory "Mr Safety" Williams, and the song he did for his kitten, an Egyptian Mau called Sparta.

bast_believer: (Beth)
As an Australian who has a strong belief in Human Rights, and putting the past to rest, today i nearly cried.

Read it. Its Kevin Rudd's statement to those Stolen Generations of Australia's Indigenous people.

I don't particulary care about who agrees this was deserved, or who supports our Government's actions or who does not, but this I hope is the first step back towards a country and a nation I am proud of.

Its a brave step, the first I hope of many.
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Not as much as last week, but then I was bad twice this week. As in, really really really wanted chicken and chips, and chocolate. Also, other note is this is a post period check in, so no water retention affecting it. Unlike last week.

On the up side, i leveled my benchmark at gym. We increased the pins and I increased the number of days I did weights.
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More diet and exercise stuff. Skip if you like.

I moved my pins today on my weights machines. Added another five kg. And 10 to the legs cos it was getting too easy.

This is good.

Also doing well on the food diary front, but something that surprises me - Ribena makes me blow my carbs every time i drink it. Diluted its got over 30g in carbs. It confuses me every time i look at it.

But still, seeing i was that active, better that than a soft drink. I suppose. Tastes better. But it surprises me nonetheless.

Also, dance class is back on Tues nights at 5.45. So i can go again. Which brings me to the last thing...

I'm looking for a Def Fx album called Ritual Eternal, released in 1995. I hear it might be hard to get now, so I'm hoping I know someone who has it, or where I could get a copy.
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