October 27th, 2010

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LJ Idol

I've decided, foolishly, against all reason, to compete in LJ Idol again this year. It looks like I'm rediscovering my love of LJ (why did I ever leave?? It feels like coming home to post and read my flist) just in time for this year's sign-ups.

I kind of felt like last year, my LJ devolved into nothing but LJ Idol posts, and then, it disappeared completely. I'm not going to do that this year, because THIS YEAR, I'm keeping my personal journal personal, and making all of my LJ Idol posts on my alternate journal, chewbob. If you want to friend that journal to read my LJ Idol posts, you can, but I won't make you. I've had the journal since 2005 and posted to it exactly twice, both posts I locked because they are dumb and don't matter. But anyway, it's the perfect excuse to use the journal and keep my main journal Idol free. Isn't that nice of me?

IN OTHER NEWS, THERE'S A TINY CHICKEN IN MY NOSE. Allergies are acting up and holy balls my head feels like crap. Eating garlic and chugging chicken broth and water. Doing my best to avoid the sultry allure of anything with sugar. Sleep requires effort.

Tomorrow (today?) is the first day I don't have to go to work, after eight days in a row of work. HOORAY! I'm looking forward to doing nothing!

Waking in the Woods

Changing My Default Icon and Facebook

I'm about to do something incredibly unusual for me.

I'm going to change my default LJ icon.

I have had my "disgruntled cats in food" icon for years. YEARS. More than likely seven years at the least, as I remember coming up with the idea when I still lived at home with my parents. I've flirted with using other icons, since I have slots for 204 thanks to my permanent account. But it never lasts.

However, last night I was browsing for icons for chewbob, and I stumbled upon seeitbloom, who makes hands down the most beautiful icons I have ever seen. And then I found an icon, buried in one of her posts, that I knew I had to have. And the more I looked at it, the more I knew it had to be my new default.

This decision is tough for me, I always worry that people won't recognize my posts without my limehat cat icon. And I've had it for so long, it's almost like it defines me in some way. However, I've only just started posting again after a really long break, and it sort of feels like a new era of LJing. Plus, this icon resonates with the person I feel I am now. It's a girl waking up in the woods, and it reminds me of Myschievia and the freedom that event provided me with. (I wrote about it a little more in depth on Facebook.)

Speaking of Facebook, I'm taking a break from it for now. I recently went through some stuff and I'm working on distancing myself from someone, and it is tough for me to do that when said person is constantly showing up on my Facebook feed. I don't want to remove them as a friend, so I'm just going to disconnect for a while. I've turned off all my e-mail notifications, so if anything is going on in Facebook land that you feel I need to know about, you know where I'll be. Right here.