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Oh, for pity's sake.  I finally steal some time to do a post (as opposed to just commenting) and LJ eats it.  Is the universe trying to tell me something, do you think?

So.  Let's try again.

I haven't been around as much as usual because a four-letter word (begins with "w" and ends with "k", and no, the missing letters are not "a" and "n"; guess again) has been demanding most of my attention recently.  We've been having meetings.  Lots of meetings.  Three hours yesterday, two hours today, probably another three hours tomorrow, and then next week there'll be follow-up meetings to these meetings.  And so on until the end of the year, I'm afraid.  For a change, though, the meetings have actually been productive (probably because (a) my boss isn't running them, and (b) said boss isn't being allowed to multitask (taking phone calls, reading text messages on his Blackberry, etc.) while the meetings are going on).  So we manage to accomplish things, and I go back to my desk feeling energised, which is nice.

The purpose of today's post is:

1.  To apologise to crazybutsound because I still haven't posted the chili recipe I promised her.

2.  To show off the beautiful and shiny new icon that alinewrites made for me.  *points*  *loves*

3.  To tell the B/K fans on my flist that Aline also wrote an auction fic for me, which I expect you'll get to see just as soon as I find time to read it first.  Is that right, Aline?  Is it just posted for me now?  *guards fic jealously*

4.  To tell those same B/K fans who might be wondering what's taking me so long to read the story that part of the blame lies with  castalie, who's made a sudoku addict out of me.  Anyone else do the puzzles?

5.  To tell anyone who cares that I now answer to "Mlle Karen" or "Karen Eldonevna". The latter is courtesy of vlad_impaler.  (Well, he owes me something for sending me to the salt mines.  Just because I wouldn't accept that invitation to tea ....  Btw Vlad, shall I say hello to your good friend MK if I run into him here?)

6.  To show vlad_impaler that I have no hard feelings about the labour camp by telling him that the important date he was wondering about is 14 November.  At least send a card, okay?

7.  Finally, to say "Desolée" to the person who posted yesterday with comments disabled.  I'm thinking of you.

Okay, with fingers crossed I shall now click "Update Journal" and see what happens ....

ETA 1:  Sometimes I wonder why I bother with the "Rich Text" option when I write a post if I'm just going to have to go in afterwards and retype the bits that LJ has left out, I guess when it does some automatic formatting of its own (those "< /SPAN >" codes, for example). I might just as well put in the coding myself and be done with it.

ETA 2:  Well, I finally got the message about my password being too easy to guess. Has anyone actually changed their password because of this? I have a suspicious mind, and this sounds an awful lot like those "phishing" expeditions where someone asks you to provide or validate information just so they can capture it. For the moment, at least, my password is staying as is.

Comments

babycakesin
Oct. 27th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
a) *licks icon*
b) funny but sudoku really doesn't do it for me - too much numbers. I can spend a lot of time on a crossword puzzle but this? it just makes me want to tear my hair lol
aswanargent
Oct. 27th, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
I love crossword puzzles, too. As far as the sudoku puzzles go, well, I audited advanced math classes as a university graduate just for the fun of it, so it's no surprise that I got sucked into these, lol.

Yes, my icon is extremely lickable. *loves even more* It's a good thing I just see it here at work (or in public places like the library), otherwise I might be cleaning lipstick marks off my computer screen on a fairly regular basis.
babycakesin
Oct. 27th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
OHMYGOD!!!! *squee* *bounces* *squee some more*

maths... grrrr... I'm still wondering how I managed an A+ at my high school graduation exam *giggles* (I basically stored everything in my short-term memory lol)

*giggles* yup, lipstick marks on the screen would be a tell-tale lol my flatmates still don't understand why I sigh and smile when I watch SVU *giggles some more*
aswanargent
Oct. 27th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
I couldn't figure out what you were so excited about until I followed the link. Glad to know he's gone to a good home. :-)
babycakesin
Oct. 27th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC)
*giggles* I thought it would be more fun like this - this was my joke of the day *bows*

yeah, I hope you were not expecting some undying news about Chris Meloni - in which case you would be disappointed *kisses teddy bear*