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14 December 2010 @ 10:40 pm
I am ruling this Christmas lark...  
Okay, not really. But I am far more organised than last year. And much more in the mood for it considering I am far, far last stressed than I was this time last year.

Me and the bro put the Christmas tree up on Sunday and it looks rather awesome even if I say so myself:





The blue LEDs are WAY blue though. Which is rather annoying since the tree is decorated in red and gold.

We've managed to use noise aversion to persuade George that the tree is not food. He's already been up on his haunches trying to nibble it. Fred is clearly a far smarter guinea pig because he's so not interested. If you say a grave sounding 'no' to George, he does stop what he's doing, but banging a couple of coasters sharply together every time he's gone near it has been far more effective. See? Piggles can be trained! Sort of...

I've already sent off my international cards (hope Royal Fail manages to get them there!). I've bought ones for Mum, Dad, Bro and Heidi. Written out all the ones for my form and put a candy cane in each one. I was going to do the others to post tonight but I don't really have time so that's a job for tomorrow.

I've got gifts for Dad, Bro, Heidi, Mum and my secret santa as set up by morbid_sparks . Went out and got stuff today for my Head of Department, his kids and my other colleague. Still need to get something else for mum and the secret santa but since I've only got time to pop to the shops after work at the mo I'm having to do these things in runs.

I also need to write my Sanctuary secret santa fic and something for someone else as a gift which I can't mention because I might read about it :D

Also...

DISNEY ON SUNDAY!!!!

Although I will miss Patrick Stewart version of A Christmas Carol and The Apprentice Final. Clearly I'll spend my first day back catching up.

Just need to watch Muppet Christmas Carol now and I'm all done :D
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Dunedune_drd on December 15th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Very nice tree, I have this all still to do, so of course I'm quite jealous...
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgause candledoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
I certainly wasn't this organised last year and I still got it all done so there's hope :)

Btw, I sent you a card, I sent it in good time but the post is being particularly rubbish here at the mo so fingers crossed you get it on time!
Nigel Griffin: Street_Happynigelgriffin on December 15th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Commenting under this name because I'm too tired and headachy to switch names.

Pretty tree! I'm not sold on LED lights yet though. I think what get's me is that they are so very blue.

But very pretty..you are so organized. ;-) I'll be a mess next week. :-D

Hee..using this icon since I can't use it in the game yet. ;-)
Tinuviel_hedgewytch_ on December 15th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm all for the blue LED's too ;)
All the primary colours - and gold being yellow it looks stunning.
Yeah organiised = good! I'm hopeless and am just winging it
oooh is that the lovely Chaucer/Bettany in your icon Nigel?
Nigel Griffin: Street_Up_To_Somethingnigelgriffin on December 15th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Hee..that`s Paul as Dustfinger from Inkheart..adore that movie!

Nigel is an rp character I play in a game..Nigel Griffin-The Invisible Man. We didn`t have a pic of the character until now, so I picked Paul to be his avitar. :-)

Normally, I`m under oxbastetxo
Tinuviel_hedgewytch_ on December 15th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Ooh yes I've seen that , *Loves*
Awesome :)
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgause candledoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
That's why I have the LJ Firefox plug in for handy account switching. Only problem is if I do have to log in on another computer I have problems remembering my passwords!

LEDs are great in that they're brighter, bulbs don't go and their very cheap to run. But the blues and greens do stand out a lot more than reds and yellows.

Opaloparu on December 15th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
yay Muppet Christmas Carol!!

Also, Christmas tree is pretty! Intense blue lights are kind of awesome all around.
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgause candledoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
It is my favourite Christmas film. Although I've had one of the songs stuck in my head all day.

Opal: tng w b  omg!oparu on December 15th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
I may have been singing it as I wandered through town yesterday. :)
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
It's in the singing of the street corner choir
Going home and getting warm by the fire
Wherever you feel love
It feels like Christmas...
Opal: voy happy J heartsoparu on December 15th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
this is my island in the sun, whee-whee
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Light the lamp, not the rat!
Opaloparu on December 15th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
I landed on something soft, and hot!! hot!!
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana gleedoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
If he became a flavour you can bet he would be sour
Opal: default borgoparu on December 15th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
It's a cold wind that chills you, chills you to the bone.
doylefan22: Merlin - Morgana/Gwen hugdoylefan22 on December 15th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
We could do this all night couldn't we? :D
Opaloparu on December 15th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
yes!! we totally could. ;)

I've been meaning to ask, do you have any im-type things?
doylefan22: despicable me - fluffy!doylefan22 on December 16th, 2010 07:51 am (UTC)
I do. I use MSN and Skype. I'm doylefan22 at yahoo dot com on both :)

EDIT: I also realised I have Yahoo Messenger too! Same on there. Feel free to add me on any of them :)

Edited at 2010-12-16 10:13 pm (UTC)
Opal: voy j gorgeousoparu on December 17th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
added! perhaps eventually I will see you. :)
kat_rowekat_rowe on December 16th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
ooh, pretty tree is pretty :) then again, I have an unholy appreciation of the color blue ;p

i haven't put up one decoration yet, so you're definitely all ahead of me *hug*

Hope all's well *pets the piggles and hugs you*
doylefan22: sanctuary - tesla - nice suitdoylefan22 on December 16th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
I like the blue. Just wish the red and yellow stood out better on my red and gold decorated tree.

Hope you're feeling okay *hug*
kat_rowekat_rowe on December 17th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm doing good(ish... working my ass off at Walmart with the holiday coming; somehow my department magically became responsible for all the gift-type things and decorations, yay us *rolls eyes*)

it is, at least, still a pretty tree. are the red and yellow not LED or just not as bright?
keeping it vaguely imaginary...: kitty! // __kali____kali__ on December 19th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
Very nicely put together tree.