Gamiila (gamiila) wrote,

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Testing YouTube to LJ; and new layout

testing this new functionality (with Japan - Don't Rain On My Parade)...

And it looks like I've set everything up okay - go, me!

I've just joined YouTube. Well, it was about time, wasn't it - hordes of my friends have gone before me and don't seem to have suffered any adverse effects...although perhaps their inherent anti-social behaviour has been enhanced somewhat by their spending even more time than usual in front of their computers.

I don't know exactly what I'll be doing at YouTube just yet: I'm not a video-maker so it's not as if I need the platform to express myself creatively. The 2 hours since I joined have been spent scouring the site for some favourite music vids and saving them to My Favourites (hence the Japan), but whether I will have a use for the service after today is in the lap of the gods at the moment.


I've been feeling a bit down lately. I couldn't really say's probably just the winter blues, but I haven't felt like writing in this journal much, and now that I am here, I don't know that I have anything to write about! I do know that I suddenly had enough of my bright orange background and 3-column layout and wanted something simpler; but I'm not sure that the simpler layout I decided on yesterday will be here for keeps. It's a bit stark perhaps, and it doesn't seem to want to change to the colours I want despite my having custom navigation bar colours enabled in Presentation...

And to take my mind off that particular problem, I've snagged and filled out this meme from onecheekyhobbit:

10 things currently on your desk:

+ Monitor
+ Keyboard
+ Mouse
+ Speakers
+ Modem
+ Spike mousepad
- a present from calove, actually
+ MP3 player
+ Weller Hit Parade The Jam The Style Council Paul Weller
- I got this a few days ago. I found it in the music DVD section, and thought 'Ooh great!'. It wasn't until I got home that I found it was a 4 CD-reissue of all 64 singles PW's brought out to date; nice, but I've already got them all, and the albums too...It comes with a nice booklet, though.
+ 3 packs of CD-Rs
+ Pens

9 favorite ships:

+ Spuffy (BtVS)
+ Luke & Lorelei (Gilmore Girls)
+ Izzy & Denny (Grey's Anatomy)
+ Nine & Rose (Doctor Who)
+ Martin & Sonia (EastEnders)
+ Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy & Miss Elizabeth Bennett (Pride & Prejudice - book & 1996 BBC adaptation)
+ Mark Darcy & Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones' Diary)
+ Mr. John Thornton & Miss Margaret Hale (North & South - 2005 BBC adaptation)
+ Robin of Loxley & Marion (Robin of Sherwood)

8 of your favorite songs:

+ Kyu Sakamoto - Ue O Muite Aruko (Sukiyaki)
+ Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today
-btw, if anyone has it in mp3 format for me, I'd be very much obliged
+ Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
+ David Bowie - Station To Station
+ Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewdrops' Drops
+ Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
+ Paul Weller - Above The Clouds
+ Sufjan Stevens - All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace

7 favorite kinds of candy and/or chocolate:

+ sea food banquet (the Belgian chocolate variety)
+ sugared peanuts
+ chocolate covered coffee beans
+ chocolate covered raisins
+ raisins
+ cashew nuts
+ big Cadbury's Dairy Milk tablet

6 favorite artists/bands:

+ Paul Weller
+ David Sylvian
+ David Bowie
+ Japan
+ Common Rotation
+ The Charlatans (UK)

5 people you talk to most:

+ Mum
+ Dad
+ Sister
+ Sister's kids
+ Friends

4 websites you visit daily:

+ LiveJournal
+ Google
+ Wikipedia

3 favorite fictional characters:

+ Dot Cotton
+ Capt. Jack Sparrow
+ Boromir

2 favorite sayings/quotes:

+ 'Reality - I don't think so, not yet.' - from the liner notes of Dexys Midnight Runners seminal 1980 album Stearching For The Young Soul Rebels
+ 'There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity...You can smell it. It smells like death.' - from Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, one of my all-time favourite films, starring Burl Ives, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor.

1 favorite movie:

+ Raise The Red Lantern
Tags: lj, memes, music, youtube

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