La La Land

Half of me is here. The other half is off skipping through the Hundred Acre Woods (or somewhere equally as imaginary). It’s the whole quitting smoking thing, I’m finding it so hard to concentrate on anything for more than two minutes. I know it’s worth it, but I want my brain back already!

I did manage to get some sitely things done though, there’s a new skin up, Sensitive. As always, comments and feedback are appreciated. I also got rid of the Bakelog since I wasn’t posting in it as much as I had planned to. All pics were shifted over to the Lady section. I’ll be giving the Goodies section a makeover soon, I know I’ve been neglecting it and that stale feeling’s beginning to bug me.

Willie came over earlier today to rest during his break. Poor thing was exhausted, he just wandered into my room, collapsed on the bed and promptly fell asleep. He doesn’t usually snore but he sounded like a jet engine today, probably due to the fatigue. ‘Twas quite amusing though, you know how some people can snore loud enough to wake themselves up? Well I was lying next to him, wide awake I might add, and as the decibel level peaked, he was shocked awake. He then rolled over, looked me in the eye and accused me of snoring and waking him up.

An assortment of recent photos:

Spacing out

Me, off in the Hundred Acre Woods

Dorothy

Dorothy basking

Waffle

Waffle thinking

Continuing with that randomness, tell me some randomly interesting things that you’ve ever said or heard. What I can think of for now…

One day Lena came into school wearing bright orange sunglasses. A few of us girls were standing around chatting and then Clarke walked up.

Clarke (to Lena): “Hey can you see through walls with those things?”
Me: “Don’t be silly. Lena, zap him with them.”

No one got it ’til a few minutes later.

One morning when my sister was over in HK, I walked into the kitchen to see her making some toast. When I got a bit closer, I noticed that the slice she was buttering had barely even started to colour.

Me: “That’s not done yet. Why don’t you put it in for a bit longer?”
Sis: “Oh no, I’m not trying to kill it. I just want to scare it a bit.”

My sister is a strange creature.

On the subject of Clarke, I do believe we’re acting like friends again. I’ve cooled down since hearing that he and Steph slept together, and it actually seems like a good thing now. He and I have a habit of flirting a little and I was always a bit worried that one day, some sort of ‘moment’ might happen and we’d end up in bed again. Now I can just imagine him and Steph together, and believe me, that image is a libido killer. If life gives you lemons, make a lemon meringue pie and all that sort of stuff.

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  • Jesse said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    LOL I got a cold in January this year, and that worsened into Bronchitis when the doctors passed it off as “just a cold”. Anyway, I’d wake up at night because of trouble breathing, and as a result, I’d sleep in class. I don’t usually snore either, but Bryan would wake me up when he’d hear me start to snore in class! He thought it was hilarious, but the whole thing was sort of embarrassing. As soon as I was well again, the snoring stopped! Another random thing. You know those sticky-hand things you get when you put a quarter in those machines at grocery stores? Bryan and his friends got ahold of one of those and was flinging it around one day. For some reason, we all spent a half hour amusing ourselves with sticking it to walls and chairs and… it was summer. We were bored.

  • Laurie said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    haha my husband says i snore and when i do i make the curtins blow. i akways tell him he is just doing that to make fun of me but then i do wake myself up sometimes when i do it so now i know he isnt lieing. i do it more when i’m over tired. i love the new skin for the site. the colours look great. xo

  • psycho said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Wow! The new skin is very nice!!! Heh! My father snores too and he never knew it until we told him that

  • Christine said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Wow~! I love the new skin, especially the blue colour Hmm, a random thing… When one of my friends randomly asked me to be his ‘god sister’, that was definitely random. Errm… When a girl I had known for 1 minute asked me if I liked this guy friend of mine. That was very random and I said no… *cough cough* hehe, can’t really think of anything too random right now. Anyway take care~ It must be hard for you going thru this time, having to give up smoking. But I know you can do it!! You go girl!!

  • Jaqueen said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Wow, the new theme is brilliant! ^__^ You know a hurricane just recently passed through where I live?! I know it must seem like nothing compared to you in Hong Kong, but it was massive over here in the USA! My internet wasn’t working almost all day… it was really annoying. Your turtles are darling! I know you can beat the challenge of smoking. My mom did it and I know you can too! Hang in there!

  • Elea said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Hey Becca, I love the simplistic elegance of your new skin… However, the text and links colour are just a *bit* too light for me, so I’m going to switch back to your default skin for easier reading, heh.My mother did the exact same thing as Willie once…in that she snored so loudly, she woke herself up. Although she didn’t accuse me of being the snorer…she laughed at herself because she said that upon waking up, she could actually hear the end of her own noisy snore! That’s funny that Willie seemed to believe the sounds were coming from you though, as you were obviously already wide awake at that point!

  • Olivia said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    The new skin looks nice! The blue and green go well together. (My favorite of your skins is ‘reflections’)Speaking of sleep-noises, I am always worried I’ll start talking in my sleep . . . and say something embarassing . . . and have my room mate hear it! that would be awful- but funny too.

  • Bree said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    love the new skin…the colour combination is gorgeous Glad to hear you’re still off smoking. It’s super hard I know, but just stick with it and you’ll be glad you did later I’m sure.(…I don’t understand the joke…)

  • Ann said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Your babies are too cute!Just fyi, We will be using your smilies on our new project at tabloid-war :] If for any reason thats not okay just let me know, Im me at VagabondSiren. Thank you

  • Christine said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Wow, smoking does one number on people but you’ll be okay, so dont worry.I said alot of random things but the only thing I can remember is when I was in 6 grade and my teacher was such a damn bore and that I said out loud “Shut the hell up!” lol, I’m so dumb, I know..lol. anywho hope your safe and well.CHRISTINE^_^

  • August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Ok, I really like the new skin … like REALLY like it …Matthew snores as does my dog … I’ll email you some entries I have done … I make them private so no one sees them after 24 hours …

  • Connie said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    The new skin is amazing, as all of your skins really! And again, love the piccies!

  • Jenny said,
    August 15, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    the layout is so pretty. say hi to pooh for me whilst your in the hundred acre wood!

  • Natasha said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Your turtles are so cute, I really adore Waffle’s name. It really does look like he’s thinking

  • Kat said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    I need to quit smoking too. I’m off to uni in less than a month and I really won’t be able to afford them. *Sigh* I’m really not looking forward to it. I’ll just keep putting it off until I’m 30.

  • Anna said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Hey Becca, just letting you know that I’ve added your link. Your site is always so well-made and especially the layouts for visitors, they are so pure and pretty, that’s something I’ve not seen for a long time For the wp layout, can you make a html layout first and then code it? Or should I just code it in ccs? PHP is really confusing for me because I’ve used CGI and ASP before and I’m really not used to PHP.Well, thanx for your award and the backslash thing

  • August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Ohhh..A bad case of NWS (Nicotine Withdrawl Syndrome), you need to take it easier, like one of those nicobate patches or gums…something to get you a kick….I can feel your pain, sort of…

  • niki said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    hey i love your site. haha you’re turtles are real cute! i thank the heavens that i’m a very deep sleeper because my dad snores so loud that the neighbors could hear it! the new skin looks beautiful by the way. haha.

  • Skye said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    I love the new skin! It’s so pretty Poor willie. My cat actually used to wake himself up from snoring (and Vincent has done it also) – it’s the most comical thing to see someone or something do that. Lol.

  • nokolia said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    i havnt been able to focus much latly. I’ve been sooo tired due to my insomnia. You well get throught he whole withdrawl thing. I found out a couple days ago that my cousin quit smoking. She went away on a camping trip and didn’t take any smokes, and she seemed to quit. She did gain 10 pounds but that can be worked off. I havn’t been able to finishemuch on my site because of my distraction. well, i shall talk to you later.

  • Annisa said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    LMAO aww he woke himself up with his own snoring and accused you. How annoyingly sweet. The new skin looks great, btw, so colorful. Hmmmm a random thing? Okay…how bout Becca asking me to tell her something random that’s happened to me? Haha, No, I’m too tired to think right now. Oh and make lots of those lemon meringue pies, you’re gonna need a lot of them to keep you out of the Hundred Acre Woods long enough to function

  • Jane said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Wow, I like Sensitive- it’s a bit of a change to your normal work! By the way, I don’t have access to FTP right now.. My computer can’t run straight for at least 20 mins, I need to say hell to the all powerful system restoration.

  • Jane said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    By the way, it’s good to have you back. Your turtles are looking spiffy there, I hope Willie gets some more sleep, and does less snoring- that way, you won’t be to blame.

  • An said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    My brother smoked all through high school, but once he graduated, he grew up a lot. He quit drugs and eventually quit smoking cigarettes. He says it was extremely tough, but it’s very rewarding, as you probably know.Hey love the new skin, although I miss the ones that you’ve retired. This one is just fine though. I ‘m setting this one to my cookies.Hundred ACre Woods… I am a Winne the Poioh Freak. I love him!!! I collect everything of him, including classic Pooh baby items.. even though I don’t have a baby. Teehee, one day maybe.Maybe we should all scare our little slices of bread.

  • Jonah said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    New skin = very soothing, I like You match colors very sexcellently :]

  • Michelle said,
    August 16, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Quitting smoking is tough, I know. When my dad quit smoking he was soo grumpy and he felt as if the world was turning against him for some apparent reason. Hahaha the story of you and Willie falling asleep next to each other and his own snoring waking him up was quite amusing to read. I couldn’t stop laughing, because I use to share a bed with my sister for a long time before I got my own room, and she would snore soooo loud and I couldn’t sleep.. and she would often wake up by her own snoring and accuse me of waking her up… LOL

  • Impkie said,
    August 17, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    The same thing happened the other day… While my family and I were watching a movie, my dad fell asleep and started snoring. He woke himself up and blamed my mom for snoring so loud that she woke him up. I started laughing because it reminded me of what you just wrote. Haha.

  • Nicholas said,
    August 17, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Haha! Funny

  • Becca said,
    August 17, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    doh! I accidentally wrote this comment in the previous entry, so here we go again biggrin …II love the new skin Becca!!!! ) I�m gonna view your site with it now. hehe

  • Em-chan said,
    August 18, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Gigarette smoking is truly addictive. I personally wouldn’t know since I don’t smoke, but it’s obvious since my dad won’t quit. It really is worth it to stop since cigarettes kill you slowly. I always breathe in second hand smoke since people where I live are constant smokers. I really dislike it since I have this, I guess you can call “disorder” (since there’s no name for it that I know of) that causes me to have a lot of trouble breathing when I breathe in smoke of any kind.I like the new skin a lot. The simplicity is really lovely. I’m disappointed to hear that the bake log was taken down. The bake log is one of the things that make unprovoked so unique. I don’t see bake logs anywhere else. Recipes yes, but no bake logs.Hehe, the incident with Willie made me laugh. It is funny how somebody’s snore can wake them up.Eee, your turtles are so adorable! I wish I had turtles, but I can’t manage to take care of pets. Even my goldfish died on the first week I’m glad that you and Clarke are acting like friends again. Having an ex-friend hanging around can be awfully awkward.

  • Jess said,
    August 18, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Ah, I love your new skin!! It’s very simplistic and the colors work so well together! Haha, my dad pretty much does the same thing that your Willie does. I can’t stand snoring though.. whenever someone snores, I usually just wake them up and try to fall asleep myself.

  • Erica said,
    August 18, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Im sorry that its making you feel that way. Hopefully you’ll feel better soon! hahaha Fred does that all the time to me. I love the pics!

  • Kerry said,
    August 18, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Good luck with quitting smoking! I know it makes you cranky, I’ve tried several times myself…just don’t give in like me and being in Hundred Acre Wood isn’t too bad, say hi to Pooh for me lol Actually this is rather random….I live near the real Hundred Acre Wood (Ashdown Forest in East Sussex) which Milne based his stories on

  • Jenny said,
    August 18, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    The new skin looks great =) Where we used to live there was only one bedroom and my dad’s snoring was so bad me and my mom kicked him out and made him sleep on the couch lol Randomness? Once I had a 15 minute conversation with my friend and all we said was “Hello” lol That’s not really random, oh well

  • Carolyn said,
    August 19, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    Ooh I like this new look though it’s a lot darker. =) Your turtles are so cute hehe..

  • Rizza said,
    August 19, 2004 10 years, 41 days ago

    WOW nice site girl!! And great content.. It must have taken you a long time to put the stuff together.. Anyways GREAT JOB!! I’ll be sure to come again some other time =)..

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