Saturday birthday dinner with dad was nice. He took me to the Keg and I ate so much that I wasn't feeling well the rest of the night. He gave me a gift certificate to one of my fave clothing stores and a book (The Alchemist). Afterwards I went to the drug store to buy cough drops and blank DVD's.
My poor mommy has been sick since Friday with a horrible case of bronchitis and a sinus infection. The meds are making her sick and she's missed 4 days of work. I hope she'll feel better soon. And I really hope I don't catch it, mainly because Serenity NOW
is on Saturday. If I had to miss that I would seriously cry. Keep your fingers crossed!!!
Sunday I put together the new patio furniture. Mum bought some really good used patio furniture last year and we've finally assembled them. :D Mum also helped me replant my cactus, Dean, into a bigger pot. I've never replanted a plant before, but Dean seems happy.
I've been having mini NCIS marathons all weekend. I don't want to go through all DVD's in one go. I'm currently watching "Eye Spy". I hadn't seen the ep "Sub Rosa" in so long and I forgot how cute baby!McGee is! Baby!McGee makes me happy. :D
Coda is currently at my feet snoring away.
I want to start a new layout. I love the one I have now, well to be more specific the theme, I'm just sick of the Flexible Squares layout style. I've had it for almost a year and I think it's time to move on to something newer and cleaner. There are some things that I want to get rid of and some things I want to try out.
And now I present a kitty picspam: ( Gigi and Bibs x 8 )
To everyone who sent me money for the Young Hercules DVD's, I'm sorry it's taking me so long. I ran into some trouble with my burner, but I've got it fixed, and now I'm just burning away (I have to burn over 50 DVD's right now. o.O). Thanks for being so patient and they will be shipped really soon. I promise.
So I signed that LJ petition:
I'm not 100% with what is written there, but there are some things I agree with and some other issues I wish they'd pay attention too. I don't know what's true or what's going to happen, but I really have liked LJ and the way it's been run for a long time.
I've been fiddling around with various capping programs/DVD programs. I usually use VLC for my capping needs, but they don't usually turn out as good as quality as some other programs. My PowerDVD has the capping option, but won't work and I've downloaded a trial version of InterVideo WinDVD 7, which I personally like the best, but when the trial is up I can't afford to buy it.
Does anyone have a working crack for the full version?
I have also been in a real cleaning mood. I just want to get crap out of here and take it to the thrift store or Salvation Army. The only problem is I don't have means to take the stuff there. I just need my dad to get over here with his van.
We've had one lone raccoon start coming by. He's a big bugger and cute. He stays away from us, but mum says he's poked his head in the sun room to check things out. Coda was there and managed to grrrr at him and then she went back to sleep.
And I think I've written enough for now.