Categories Fan Works & Other Downloads Wallpapers

Two New Game Of Thrones Wallpapers

Made these two wallies today 🙂 I’m delighted with both – the Sandor wallpaper is exactly what envisioned when I started, and although the Melisandre one was unplanned and I didn’t really know what to do with the image, it just sort of fell into place. I love when wallies go my way and I don’t have to fight for it  😀

Categories Blog Personal

thefridayfive: Hydration

An old set of questions from  the friday five @ Dreamwidth. Image from Pixabay.

Have you hydrated appropriately?

I slept most of the day due to having insomia again last night, so I haven’t yet, no. Need to remember to drink more before going to sleep!

What are your feelings on fizzy water (LaCroix and similar)?

I like it when there’s some added vitamins and taste but don’t care for the natural flavor. The cheap shop brand ones are a lot cheaper than Sprite or Coca-Cola so I like to buy them sometimes. I always drink 1,5 litres as during the prep for colonoscopy along with other clear liquids, for this purpose I always choose the lemon taste because Moviprep (the actual prep medication) tastes vaquely of lemon and after about a decade of that, I’ve come to associate vaque lemon taste with the prep and don’t want to ruin other flavors by starting to associate them with the awful prep. When I buy for fun, I like get strawberry or blackberry flavor.

Is there a particular holiday-associated beverage you like?

I love sima (mead) which is drank on/around May Day here in Finland, but sadly my Crohn’s Disease doesn’t like it so it depends on it whether I can have, and how much. Before I got Crohn’s, I used to make two batches of 4 litres because I loved it so. I also like glögi (glogg or mulled wine) which is a hot beverage drank around Christmas; it usually contains alcohol but I drink the non-alcohol version.

Do you have a fancy coffee or tea order? (possibly only for special occasions?)

Well, the only coffee things I drink are the cold Frezza drinks and I have done so only the last maybe 2 years?? I usually buy some everytime I go grocery shopping – it’s actually something I should try to do less. I used to hate everything even lightly coffee flavored – too bitter. My number one favorite is the Frezza Mocca Choco Loco (https://www.paulig.fi/kahvit/frezza/frezza-mocca) which is a chocolate flavored one. My other favorite is the Frezza Latte Silky Milky, which is a latte (https://www.paulig.fi/kahvit/frezza/frezza-latte). I’d like to try some flavored coffees sometimes, but I hate the regular coffees, don’t know anything about anything and so don’t know what to ask for in a cafe. My friends/family either don’t drink coffee at all, or only the regular one with maybe cream so they’re not of help at all.

Do you only drink hot beverages when it is cold outside? Why or why not?

I actually only drink hot beverages when I am cold, or have a sore throat – the weather outside doesn’t matter! I tend to run hot, and used to get too hot very easily (this has somewhat changed after the 2014 hospital stay, propably because my normal body temperature dropped from 37 Celsius to 35,6 Celsius for some reason during/after that health crisis) and because of that I’ve never really liked to eat hot food or drinks. Until about 4 years ago, I never ever drank anything hot unless I had the flu and a sore throat (so not even every year) and only ate 4-5 hot meals a week. Now I eat hot meals most days, and drink hot drinks when I’m feeling cold which varies from a couple of times during autumn and winter months to every day for weeks or even months depending whatever my body decides to feel. I’ve actually had to buy an electric kettle and take up drinking tea because I’m cold so often!

Categories Blog Personal

thefridayfive: Summer Review

Snagged from this week’s the friday five @ Dreamwidth. Image from Pixabay.

1) What did you plant?

Nothing, I don’t care about having plants and besides I’ve tried; they always die (partly due to my ignorance, partly due to the soil and either because too much sun or not enough, depending on the year) so it’s a waste of money and effort as far as I’m concerned.

2) What was your favorite summer food?

Ice cream!

3) What song will remind you of this summer?

Nothing.

4) What was your favorite body of water to be in?

My shower.

5) What’s been your favorite outfit?

My stay-at-home uniform: a beach dress. Found a new one last year, and it’s so lovely and light that I bought three others of the same series, but with different colors and patterns. The only good thing about heat waves and summer!

Categories Blog Personal

thefridayfive: Superlatives

Snagged from this week’s the friday five @ Dreamwidth. Image from Pixabay.

1. What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?

I don’t like these sorts of  questions, there’s never just wanting thing! There’s a lot of beautiful things such as textures, traditional paintings, digital paper, flower photographs, a sunset, a sunrise, stars on the night sky, some of my fountain pens…

2. What is your greatest dream in life?

To never have migraine again.

3. What is the best book you have ever read?

Again with this! There’s no one best book! Not even best in a genre. Some that stand out when I think about it are: The Expanse books by J. A. Carey, Watchers and Lightnight by Dean R. Koontz, the Marianne series by Juliette Benzoni, the Olof Palme murder series by Leif G.W. Persson, the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson, the Little House book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton just to name a few!

4. What is your most cherished childhood memory?

The summers where there was no school, and me, my Mom and Dad would spend all/most of my parent’s vacation weeks on the camping site with our tent. We’d have family and friends visit us there (and we’d visit their summer camps or cottages in return), one or both my best friends would stay with me there for a week several times a summer. We’d sleep in late, swim in the ocean and roam and play in the woods most of the days, only coming in to eat. In the evenings we might grill things, or make pancakes. I loved those childhood summers 😀

5. What is your best character trait or strength?

I think it’s the ability to keep a level head. I don’t get angry easily, and if I do, I also mellow out quickly. I can usually see many sides to any one thing, and understand other points of view, even when I don’t agree with them.

Categories Blog Fountain Pens & Ink Personal

TWSBI Diamond 580 ALR Punch Pink

I love my two TWSBI Eco fountain pens (they are my favorite pens) and I’m really curious about the Diamond 580 series. I’ve heard that the quality upgrade isn’t that much to justify the price difference between the two series. I fell in love with TWSBI Diamond 580 Smoke RoseGold II (it looks so stylish!) but it’s even more expensive than the regular series 580s, so haven’t been able to justify spending money on it. But now TWSBI is releasing a new 580 ALR, the Punch Pink and I’m totally drooling! Think I just might pull the trigger on this one, because I’m so curious about the Diamond 580 series and want to check it out (biggest reason that I haven’t yet is that I couldn’t decide between Emerald and Purple) and that color is simply to die for!

And I keep telling myself that I still don’t like pink (hated it when I was young)… but a notable number of my fountain pens, about half of my fountain pen inks and a growing number of other accessories such as my wallet are pink(ish) so what’s that all about?!

Categories Admin News Blog Fansite news Health Information Personal

Health Update + New Host

  • Have been on long sick leave again since beginning of July, due to migraine and Crohn’s Disease issues
  • I had a colonoscopy today. My Crohn’s Disease symptoms remain restless for the 9th month now despite increases in medication and a course of a new one, so we wanted to see what’s going on with the bowel. It looked good, the Doctor said, but need to wait for the results of biopsies for final word. Currently, barring something surprising in the biopsies, there’s no cause to start biologics or change main medication. I might benefit from a IBD speciliased dietician’s help, so I’ll see one as soon as they can make it happen. Also should try taking a supporting medication at a different time of day, at a different dosage. And lastly to talk to my doctor who oversees my Diabetes treatment about finding something other than Metforem – apparently that’s a bad one to use on IBD patients (and I’ve noticed that it can have some stomach issues in the mornings) and that there are newer tablet format medications to try. Used laughing gas for the first time during the colonoscopy as sedation, and it went well 😀 I’m much feeling much better than with the previous sedation used, have much more energy and pretty much feel like normal. Good thing also is when laughing gas is used, is that one doesn’t have to stay for observation for a couple of hours after, or have somebody come pick me up and stay the rest of the day and night with them. So thumbs up all the way! 😀
  • Having a third day of unstopping migraine attack. Went to the ER because of it on Sunday evening, worried and scared because of the need to do the awful bowel prep on Monday, and wouldn’t have been able to do it as I was – physically feeling ill and weak, and also strong likelyhood of throwing up the required prep drinks (2 litres of Moviprep + 3-5 litres of additional clear liquids of my choice) which would make for a failed colonoscopy. The ER staff were all very understanding about the issue and managed to get me down to where I could do the prep alright. It went pretty easy actually this time, except for the constant pressure in my had. Although in the last 3 hours or so of the prep the migraine changed from awful pressure in my head to a typical hard headache on temples/forehead. Managed to then get that down early this morning when I finished the prep, and now just waiting to see what it will do. It’s just on the cusp of going bad again or subsiding. Hopefully it subsides! *fingers and toes crossed*
  • Have been so terribly tired the last week and then the three day migraine – I really hope things are looking up now! I could use a change of pace.
  • Haven’t been much looking at my sites because of all that in the last week updates wise, but I did change to a new host, last week I think it was. Everything seems to be okay on that front 😀
Categories Fan Works & Other Downloads Textures & Digital Paper

New A4 Textures

Made three new A4 textures 🙂 

Delight

600DPI / 3508×2480 (A4)

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Illicit

600DPI / 3508×2480 (A4)

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Dreamy

300DPI / 3508×2480 (A4)

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Categories Blog Fansite news Information Personal

Feels Odd!

We’ve finished the transfer of star-trek.info to the new owner Bizarra, and I’m so happy  🥰

I also feel really, really weird, looking at my WHM and seeing only 7 accounts there! And all small ones at that!!! My biggest site is now https://www.jeri-ryan.net which is just over 16GB, and second biggest is https://www.spaceaboveandbeyond.org with its 15GB and that’s so small compared to my other big sites – Rachel Weisz, The Vampire Diaries, Star Trek, Xena which were all at least a 100GB, and the Star Trek one a lot more besides. The two are now by and large the biggest sites I have – the others vary from 160MB to 4GB and that just tiny! 😍

It feels totally odd not to have to huge sites weighing on me! Now that I don’t have any anymore, I realize it truly was a weight on my shoulders.