RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,

News & Letters

Good News: KERI NOBLE'S BACK!!  She's here again on campus next Wednesday!  By God, come hell or high water, we are going to see her this time.  And it will be fantastic.

Less Good News: Oh my God, I did it again.  I couldn't stomach the syrupy aftertaste of Pepsi anymore, so I went to the campus deli to buy an individual bottle of Diet Pepsi, and I managed to grab a regular one.  %(*#&%)(*#&%#!!  Apparently I can no longer distinguish between dark and light blue labels?

Dear Weather: I'm ready for you to start being cold again in a permanent-type fashion.  I'm sick of walking through giant clouds of gnats, with huge grasshoppers flying out like ambushing geurillas and wasps and hornets dive bombing me everywhere I go.  FREEZE, DAMN IT.  FREEZE AND KILL THEM ALL.

An Open Letter: *sighs* Can I just hire someone to go icon-hunting for me?  It always seems like it will be a fun prospect, but then I quickly get so bored and frustrated by the fact that I don't know where to look and/or none of them look perfect enough that I get frustrated and quit, like when I was younger and shopping for clothes.  

Because, I'm planning to go the 1-year automatic-billing route when I get a paid account, and it seems like it would be simplest to add the 100 userpics option at the same time, but my goal is to have at least 25 icons that I really want to use before I do that.  And I still don't have that many.  

I have icons saved, maybe all of 3 dozen that I'm not using, but this icon frugality is like, burned into my brain.  Like right now, I was on Xanga looking at random icons, and I fell in love with a whole bunch of scenic pictures.  I saved 6 or 7 because they're so pretty, even though I have no idea what occasion I would have to use a scenic picture, so I probably won't use any.  Further problems:

1) Given the frequency with which I reread old posts, I hate seeing the default one show up where it didn't used to.  So therefore, any icons I add have to be ones that will last for approximately ever. 

2) And given how many fandoms I have, it currently seems wasteful to use more than one per fandom.  Even if we only included the currently-airing TV shows, that's a good 25 right there.   

(although Doctor Who probably merits 2, since I mention it all the time, and I'm so sick of the one I have that it just makes me ANNOYED to look at it, all boring and stupid and having long since lost whatever allure it had for me at the time - they're not even touching; what's wrong with this picture?! - and yet I can't delete it because of reason #1) 

3) Furthermore, I prefer that all my icons be able to pull multiple duties.  This one, for example, the dog and cat?  It covers anything having to do with animals, as well as sweetness (i.e. offering hugs) and cute things in general.  So.  That's when I get really, really picky about icons not being "perfect" enough.
In conclusion: everyone else somehow winds up with millions of icons saved on their computer, and/or are always bemoaning their lack of icon spaces...why is it so difficult for me to just accept it as a fun thing and go crazy?!  *wistful sigh* Can I just send someone else out to go gather a bunch of icons I might like, and present them to me in one easy-access folder? 
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