Winter’s log, earthdate 201504.27

Seen on Bored Panda today: Some of these shots appear to be somewhat over-Photoshopped, but they’re very pretty, nonetheless 🙂

Well, here I am, late again (still/as usual/always – please delete those that do not apply!) All I did was go and wash my hair (well, I started late! (see above!*blush*)) and here it is, five o’clock, and I’m just back from the bathroom! Arrggh! I was so late finishing my blog last night that I got into trouble (well, I was “fixing things” 🙂 ) and I had absolutely no idea that it was as late as it was. I’ve got a timer here, and a clock, but do I ever use the timer, or look at the clock? Of course not! Why on earth would I want to do that!? 😉 Oh well, I may have to just leave this in the middle and finish later…

I managed to find a good solution to my “Asima” problem! I got rid of her! No, I didn’t delete her, I farmed her off to another “holding” shard, and created a new character in her place! 🙂 Meet Addain! I thought I’d try a Guardian male for a change – so far he seems to be working out OK – but time will tell 🙂 I’ve got him up to level 12, and looking at our success yesterday, in which we went up two whole levels, I’ve decided to throw Addain at as many “Carnage” (“kill ‘x’ number of [named creatures] for money and extra experience”) quests as I can, and I must say, it seems to be working! 🙂 He’s already level 12, and he hasn’t even done any questing yet! He’s died once though – he was trying to get at an Artifact that was surrounded by feral pigs, four levels higher than he was – well, he got the Artifact, but he got mobbed by three of these feral pigs, and alas – his pet died, and so did he. Still, it’s no disgrace to be killed by three creatures four levels higher than yourself! 🙂 Anyway, I spent most of this morning creating him and setting him up – and I think he’ll be a “keeper” – however my favourite eldest daughter will be over tomorrow, so I won’t get much of a chance to work with him – but it’ll be back to work for the two of us again on Wednesday! I plan on taking him right to level 40, without the “rest break” at level 20 (much the same as I did with Chryzanthemum)

As you’ll have noticed, I changed the colours on the blog last night – but I’m still not terribly happy with the overall “look”. I think I’ll try to create the header first, and then colour the theme around the header – there’s even a command in the colour selection area to do so – “Match header colour” – and it does do its best, but… it sometimes misses the mark by a long way! So I’ll just scribble down the colours that I used in the header, input them manually, and cross my fingers that it turns out the way I hope it will. I noticed something else about customizing the blog the other day, too! I always thought that you were stuck with the patterned backgrounds that Word Press provides – there’s a lot of them, and some are even quite nice – except for the fact that you can’t read any text written on them! Not much use writing a blog if no-one can see the text, is there! And I always wished that I could provide my own background pattern – a nice marble, or something lightly textured, but against which text would still be legible. I think I spotted a way to do that last night, but I was in a hurry, and just made a mental note to go back and investigate it – which of course I forgot to do today, didn’t I, and I can’t go and check now, because I’ll lose what I’ve written so far (I get a polite message saying “Are you sure you want to leave the page you’re on? If you do, all work will be lost..” – or words to that effect, anyway) so I shall finish first, look second, and maybe have a surprise for you tomorrow night (or… maybe not – depending! 😉 )

Weigh-in this morning. Terrible! Shocking! Horrible! Sob-worthy! 😦 For the third day in a row… I stayed the same. 93.8kg Yes, I know that at least it didn’t go up, but it might as well have! I’ve only got stuck at the same weight for three days once before, on January 16th! And on the fourth day, I went down four points (which was totally amazing, however I have no illusions whatsoever that I’ll manage to pull the same stunt off again this time!!)

                       ….Stair Walk Break….Dinner Break….Television Break….

I’m back! 🙂 Yes, the Great Weight Disappointment this morning. I’m not looking forward to getting on the scales tomorrow morning, I can tell you! :/ Anyway, I’ve started doing four flights of stairs now – four down to the ground floor, and four back up again to the fifth floor. I don’t know what the deal is with the Parking level, which is below the ground floor, because it looks like there’s only about four steps down, as far as I can see – maybe there’s more around the corner? I might have a look tomorrow morning… And if this extra floor up and down isn’t enough? I’ll walk up the stairs to the sixth, and last floor, turn around, and walk down to the ground floor, and then back up to the fifth! Whatever it takes!

We watched the last episode of Game of Thrones, season 4 tonight… it was very sad – The Hound was involved in a vicious sword fight with Brienne of Tarth, and left terribly injured – probably dying. Arya certainly thinks he is – she steals his remaining money and goes off and leaves him, even though he begged her to put him out of his misery. However I read recently that apparently there’s some speculation as to whether The Hound actually does die  – perhaps he’ll survive? I hope he survives – I like him – unfortunately though, I don’t think he will… But you know, even in the book it’s never made quite clear if he really does die.  It’d be a real plot twist if he’s found by a sympathetic peasant and nursed back to health, to reappear in both the books and the series at a later date! 🙂 In the book, someone (I can’t remember who – I read the book quite some time ago now) says that they found his famous Hound’s head helmet and an unidentifiable decomposing body, so of course everyone assumes he’s dead. Usually, the HBO show has stuck pretty closely to the books, but this last episode – especially the part about Arya and The Hound – was completely different from the book! Talk about “artistic licence”! *shakes head* I wish season 5 was over so that the DVD set would be released! Goodness knows what we’ll watch tomorrow night – I’d like to start watching “Elementary” (Sherlock Holmes set in America, with a female Dr. Watson! Can you believe it?! 🙂 ) – my favourite eldest daughter says it’s an excellent series, and we have the first two seasons that she lent us… anyway, I’ll let you know… 🙂 Hmmm… now… any other news? Oh, I’ve decided that my nails are long enough to start painting again now, so I’ll probably do that on Wednesday. I’ll try and work on a new header that I can match the blog background to – or maybe, if I was right, a “personalised” background as well, either later tonight, or tomorrow morning, before my favourite eldest daughter arrives. I hear (very proudly!) that she’s lost 3 kilos already on her own Optifast diet! 🙂 Julian follows her on Facebook and passed the good news along to me 🙂  And now once again, it’s time for me to bid you all to bee good, remember what your mother always told you, and above all… stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂