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Much better now...

Okay exams are officially done, my last one took me somewhere between 8 and 11 minutes!

*sings* "Go Speed racer..."

Anywho, I think I have succeeded in getting two "A"'s and if I haven't, then oh well... life will go on.

As for you, my LJ friends, I have a few packages to go out next week to folks -- nothing huge or fancy, just some small things. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to buy and ship gifts to everyone on ye olde friendslist, sooo... the rest of you (including people getting real presents from me) are hereby invited to request a graphic LJ present. I will work hard to get as many as possible doen before the holidays.

You can request anything, an icon, a friends-only banner, a journal header, just be as specific as you can about what you want and I will spend my free time this week and next working on them.

Lastly, I wanted to share this kut litl gem that whispering_ibis posted on her journal not long ago... I hope she is feeling better. (*hugs* E)

The English Language's Future

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that will become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion,, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replased with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that th horibl mes of the silent "e" in
the language is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and everivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas. If zis mad yu smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Last but not least, meme gacked from angylinni:

You are The Lovers

Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

The Lovers represents intuition and inspiration. Very often a choice needs to be made.

Originally, this card was called just LOVE. And that's actually more apt than "Lovers." Love follows in this sequence of growth and maturity. And, coming after the Emperor, who is about control, it is a radical change in perspective. LOVE is a force that makes you choose and decide for reasons you often can't understand; it makes you surrender control to a higher power. And that is what this card is all about. Finding something or someone who is so much a part of yourself, so perfectly attuned to you and you to them, that you cannot, dare not resist. This card indicates that the you have or will come across a person, career, challenge or thing that you will fall in love with. You will know instinctively that you must have this, even if it means diverging from your chosen path. No matter the difficulties, without it you will never be complete.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 15th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
*giggles* That English/German thing was hysterical... and I say that as a German! Heehee!!! :-D

Anyway, you are too sweet to make graphics for everyone. Would it be too much to ask for a LotR banner? I'd like to be surprised so I'll give you a few options to choose from (not in any particular order):

1) Samwise Gamgee (text ideas ~ small in stature, great in spirit; all is not lost so long as the company is true; loyal heart, truest friend)

2) Faramir/Eowyn (text ideas ~ guardian of gondor, shield maiden of rohan; white knight, white lady; without fear, overflowing with passion)

3) Galadriel (text ideas ~ galadriel, lady of light; she looked as though stars shone in her eyes; to bear a ring of power is to be alone)

As for dimenions, I'll leave that up to you so that you aren't limited when you decide which banner idea you'd like to go with.

Thanks so much, sweetheart!!! You are a darling... and I'm glad to hear that you've made it through your finals and that things are looking a bit brighter.

*hugs you tight*
Dec. 15th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* I do have a small gift to mail to you. It isn't much obviously but it should go out on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Dec. 15th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh you are so sweet, Ange. Thank you in advance... I'll keep an eye out. :-)

*big hugs*
Dec. 15th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh Sorry one other question... do you know the dimensions of your current banner? (I will probably go with the same size or as close as possible...
Dec. 15th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
My BotW banner has a height of 250 px, but I'm not 100% on the width (I'm currently not on a computer where I have the image saved so I can't check), but a good guess would be about 600 px. I can check later on tonight, if you'd like, to give you the specifics. Just let me know. :-)

*hugs you*
Dec. 15th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
That's a close enough approximation I will start working on these tonight or tomorrow! *hugs* again for good measure!
Dec. 15th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Ohh - I know just what I want - but I'm cool with waiting until after the holidays since I don't know whats going on with our webspace. I would so love something for the top of my journal. Everyone has all these pretty journals and mine is so blah. Like maybe something with a wedding photo or....ugh, I don't know. We have a ton of pictures but Alex is redoing the website right now, so they're all down. Maybe if you have the time after the holidays? I would just love something pretty since the limits of my customization is changing the colors I use. :)
Dec. 15th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
sure, when you find the image you want just send it to me with some ideas, I will be happy to do yours after Christmas!


Once you guys get settled send me your address and I will send you a New Year's card!
Dec. 15th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hee. The German/English thing is great.
Dec. 15th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Isn't that funny?
Dec. 16th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
That English/German thing was very amusing. It kind of reminded me of how the language was changed in 1984. Hehe.

As for a graphics present/idea...
I have always LOVED your layouts and, I'm not going to ask you to make me a finished one, but I've wanted to change mine for a while and always seem to pick the same kind of colors. Could you maybe put together a nice layout theme or idea for me? Your journal always looks so nice.
Dec. 29th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Sure! Thank you!
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