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23 October 2010 @ 07:57 pm
Pumpkin swirls and diamonds  
Woo, three posts in one day. I don't like posting this much and flooding your friends page and it's rare I do it. I don't count flame posts since they are random and I put them behind cuts to make them as short as possible. Hee hee, I love my default icon. Chris got the day off today and we had a lot of fun. We went to Sam's Club which was very differnet for us and got a membership there. I used to go to one with my mother all the time. But I hadn't been to one in forever. So it was nice and familiar. We saw lots of neat stuff in bulk we want to get next time we go back. Getting salad in big boxes is so much cheeper than buying those little bags at the store. The solution for my contacts is better priced there as well. Things like that. We liked the toys and Chris wants to go back for a die cast car. I then had a yummy frapuchino at Starbucks. I enjoyed that.

Later in the evening we went to a Tire Kingdom and got an estimate on what it would cost to get tires for my car. It wasn't as bad as we thought and I actually have a $50 off coupon when you buy four new tires I can help put towards that. I can't wait to get that done and have a feeling that once it's alighned that the shaking will stop. I don't think it's an engine problem. I have a strong feeling about that. So the only big thing after that will be to fix the AC and I hope it's just a matter of refilling the freeon. Everything else is little stuff like rearview mirror, power windows that get stuck, whippers that are weak and then just clean up and new paint job. My car is almost road worthy woo hoo! I'm so happy.

I got the diamonds in the mail today. Thanks so much, actipton80.

I really like those square ones. I'd never seen them and they are so much smaller than the round ones. I like he blue one. And I'd never seen a smokey orange like that one. The colors aren't right in the pic because of the flash and it was dark. earthmother45 I think you'll get a kick out of these! Gosh I really want a glass curio cabinet to display these. Just another thing to add to the list of things to one day buy for the house.

I found out something else I don't like about LJ and I mentioned this on the news community. Odd that Frank the goat hasn't given me a V-gift yet. I wonder if it's because I mentioned this. Anyway, you guys remember the whole crossposting to Facebook issue which I didn't think was such a big deal? There is another problem with facebook now. If you have a facebook, twitter, or open source you can post to someone's LJ without being registered. That's just wrong. I have my journal set so that only people that have registered accounts can post to my journal. I like that because if a random members finds one post that they liked about say my chickens they can make a one time comment and I can respond without them really adding me. If they're jerks, I can easily ban them. But if facebook people can post what's the point of setting journals to registered users only? I can't ban a facebook account. So I've set my journal to friends only comments. I hate to do that, really I do as it now excludes those random people that want to say hi that are LJ members. I like hearing from them. That sucks. I guess that's something I'll have to add to my profile rules. How to contact me if you REALLY want to say something and aren't on my friends list. I won't just add anyone so real members have to suffer now because of the stupid facebook crap.

Last night I colored one of my little pumpkins. I got the idea from a Halloween magazine that's out this year with some great ideas for decorating. I put swirrly spiral glue with glitter on this pumpkin and tried the colors I had. Found out the darker ones like the blue are actually my least favorite and I think the ones that turned out nicest are the yellow, green and pink. So I'll be coloring more of them along with glittering one completely over. Check out the pics behind the cut.

Yellow and green. I think these are the best colors.

Orange and blue. The blue is my least favorite. I don't like dark blue actually.

Pink and yellow is always a great color combination. I'm looking forward to making more of these. Halloween has been so fun this year!
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Do Not Wantsilvolf on October 24th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
Glad your car is doing well! Those are cool diamonds, I love the orange one. There were some diamonds like those in the store in town that was closing down a few weeks ago.

I HATE the Facebook/Twitter thing. I also hate that everything has to be connected. Like YouTube and Google and the fact I can't change my YouTube default email to my default email, it insists its my Google mail. I wish I'd never connected those two accounts. I don't think I can disconnect them short of closing my Google account.

I love the pumpkin colours, so pretty!
Des: Owen Painedthagirion on October 24th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'll be so glad once he's totally fixed. Yeah I've never seen square ones. It was a nice surprise.

I do to. I'm very disapointed that some of my friends here that were dead set against it gave in and got accounts. Traitors! Sometimes I feel I am the only one that is strong. I saw that on youtube and also think it's dumb. If you log out it asks you to change to a gmail. No! I'm so glad my primary one is on my primary yahoo email. I'll never make an account there with a gmail again.

Thanks. The pumpkins were fun to make.
actipton80actipton80 on October 24th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
I love Sam's Club. We don't have one close to us so we don't have a membership.

You got them. Yay! They also had clear square ones, which I have one of those and an orange one. I bought three more at Hobby Lobby today. A one inch round clear, a one inch round pink, and a one inch rectangular green. I need a bigger curio cabinet for all my little pretty trinkets. The diamonds are in mom's china cabinet right now.

I don't care for them connecting all these websites together. I really hope Twitter is a fad that goes away, but everyone in my family but me has found uses for Facebook.
Des: Owen's Lead Singerthagirion on October 24th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Yes, Sam's Club is very cool.

Yeah, I almost forgot about them so it was a nice unexpected surprise today. Hum, we don't have a Hobby Lobby here. One inch ones. That's neat. I have one tiny purple one that I don't know what size it is. I bought it from a private store from a tourist area. We don't have any real furniture and I want to order a wall mounted curio case soon that isn't too expensive. But I need to save up first.

I hope so too. I don't see Twitter lasting and it will go the way of Myspace. You don't hear about them much now. They royally sucked and it was the big thing a few years back. But I'm afraid stupid facebook is here for the long haul and I HATE them. I'm glad you and I refuse to get them no matter who around us gives in. LJ is still the best despite the screw ups they've been making lately. I need to find if there's a code I can put in to disable those buttons so I can set my status to members only again.
actipton80actipton80 on October 24th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
That's too bad you don't have a Hobby Lobby. It's a neat store. I found turquoise tinsel for Christmas trees there. I'm guessing on how big the little diamonds are. I really do like the little green one I found.

Desthagirion on October 24th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh also I liked your return label with he pumpkin too. It was so cute.
actipton80actipton80 on October 24th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
That label was actually my mom's. I thought you would like it though. My labels got lost.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 24th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
I really like your pumpkin decorating! I'm not surprised you don't like blue and orange. They're opposites on the colour wheel (ie complimentary colours), so they clash. I have only seen one painting where the blue and orange looked gorgeous together. It takes just the right blue and orange to make it work.

That's cool you found a club and got membership so you can get stuff cheaper.

Good luck on your car! The tyres will be a big step forward. I look forward to seeing your car back on the road :)
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on October 24th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It works well on blue and gold macaws like my icon. But yeah they aren't easy to combine.

Yes, these sell everything in huge boxes.

Thanks. I can't wait to get all this stuff fixed in my car.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 25th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
That blue and gold on the macaw does work!
Cheezey: Fall Pumpkins and Gourdscheezey on October 24th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
The swirls look pretty cool. I like the subtle look the orange swirls have on it.

I've seen the Open ID and Facebook posts in some of the communities I watch. I think LJ is forgetting that it's a blogging site and not a social networking site.
Des: Checkmate!thagirion on October 24th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah and it's fun and easy to do. I got the glitter glue bottles at Wal-Mart for a few bucks.

It totally defeats the purpose of having a "Members only" option enabled. I hate having had to lock down the comments. I dont' see those buttons anymore, but when I make a new post I guess because I'm the owner I still see them. Why would I want to make an LJ entry with facebook? I don't even have one.
Snowsheep: Till Arghschneeschaf on October 24th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you have Costco there, but it's a big warehouse club store like that and we used to love to shop there. We can't afford it right now but hopefully someday we can get a membership again. You save a lot of money buying in bulk, but you have to spend a lot too. We never got out of there for under a few hundred dollars, haha.

I like the yellow, orange and green swirls best too. The green reminds me of pumpkin vines curling around it.

Ugh, i'm so sick of EVERYTHING having to connect to Facebook these days too. There's no way i'd ever connect my LJ to FB; what i do here is WAY too private and i have no interest in having it broadcast to my entire FB friends list...i'm not sure if that's what it does, but i'd be paranoid. It makes me uneasy even seeing the FB logo anywhere on this site. Yes; i have a FB because it's the best and sometimes only way i have to stay in contact with certain friends and family, but i don't use it much and i hate posting anything there. I'm super paranoid about anything that auto-posts stuff on my wall and the last thing i want is my journal getting on there. *shudders* As for Twitter, i have about as much use for that site as for a dog turd, and i find it almost as foul. I have friends who are constantly cross-posting meaningless drivel from Twitter and flooding my Facebook feed with it. I hope it goes away soon.
Des: Owen Painedthagirion on October 24th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
No we don't have those but it sounds just like Sam's Club which is also a big warehouse.

I hadn't thought about that. Now I'm thinking of doing one all in green but drawing a few leaves as well.

Yes, agreed. Why does everything have to be connected. Silvolf mentioned youtube trying to force us to link to Gmail. Noooooo!!
kabuldurkabuldur on October 25th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
I, too, hate this FB 'connection', BTW. I agree with Schneeschaf.
Desthagirion on October 25th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's very annoying and shouldn't even be there.
earthmother45earthmother45 on October 26th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
That faceted glass is beautiful! yes, they would look really nice displayed in a glass curio cabinet. I still haven't found anymore at our Michaels.

Love your pumpkin decorating ideas. Very cool. And your little ghost lights are adorable.
Des: Floridathagirion on October 26th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
Our Michaels hasn't ordered anything in forever. The ones in Tampa seem to be better.

Thanks. I still have to do the other pumpkins. I love my new ghost lights.