Keiran C
25 October 2018 @ 03:05 am
This journal is semi-friends only. I enjoy making new friends, though - so feel free to add me. If you do, just please comment to let me know. (And if we know each other from somewhere else, let me know in the comment. Sometimes I'm slow to pick up on things like that otherwise. ;))

A little about me/my journal: I frequently go stretches without posting, then suddenly post multiple times a day. I can be very random, and love doing memes -- but I do attempt to limit myself on those. Most of my posts start out public, then I go back at random intervals and f-lock most of them. I fully admit that I'm more than a little weird, but I think it's just part of my charm. ;)

A list of other places I can be found online is on the right side of the journal. I frequent Facebook the most, so feel free to add me over there as well.

I repost my tweets to my LJ via LoudTwitter. I used to repost my tweets before LoudTwitter closed. I'm debating restarting via a different service. I have an opt-in twitter filter, so you can choose whether or not you want to see those tweet-filled posts (you will not see them by default). Just fill out the poll here if you want to see them!
Current Location: Garland, Tx
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: Lenka - Live Like You're Dying
Keiran C
2012 Year In ReviewCollapse )
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Keiran C
I'm strongly considering doing some writing here again. I want to, but then again, I've wanted to for quite some time and it just hasn't happened. I always have thoughts swirling in my head that I want to write about, but somehow they never seem to make it out of my head.

In preparation of starting to use this blog again, I've spent some time importing a few posts over from my livejournal. Just some things I'd posted over there that would help fill the gap since I stopped posting here. I now need to go through and fix a few things on the site as I managed to break a few links in the process. Oops.
Keiran C
2011 Year In Review SurveyCollapse )

Year in Review posts for previous years: 2010 ~*~ 2009 ~*~ 2008 ~*~ 2007 ~*~ 2006 ~*~ 2005

(Cross-posted at Facebook)
Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year) - Regina Spektor
Keiran C
14 January 2011 @ 04:21 pm
I know I pretty much never post here any more. Oops. :[ I keep meaning to, but it doesn't happen. :[

But. I wanted to take a moment to post ... just to say how very glad I am that rose_mlyEmily is my best friend. I'm incredibly lucky to have her in my life, and just feel that I need to stop and take the time to say so. I cannot wait to get to see her again next month, when I fly up to see the Headstones in concert. :D

While I'm at it - let me say I'm thankful for ALL of my friends out there. You are all wonderful human beings, and you're incredibly appreciated. Today - and always - remember that someone out here is grateful for you & thinks you're amazing. :-*
Current Mood: contentappreciative
Current Music: angels losing sleep - our lady peace
Keiran C
01 January 2011 @ 05:53 pm
2010 Year In ReviewCollapse )

Year in Review posts for previous years: 2009 ~*~ 2008 ~*~ 2007 ~*~ 2006 ~*~ 2005

(Cross-posted at Facebook)
Keiran C
27 January 2010 @ 11:44 pm
Has anyone ever unfriended you without explanation? Did you ask why? Have you ever deleted someone from your friend list without saying why?

Okay. I'm going to break this one down into it's two separate parts. Heh.

Has anyone ever unfriended you without explanation? Did you ask why?
Yeah, I've been unfriended without explanation. Those were usually times where we'd both grown apart, and just didn't have anything in common any more. They were also, typically, people I'd never actually met in person. I've probably also been unfriended a time or two because my LJ just isn't very active any more.

There's been a time or two in the past that someone did a "friend cut" post, and I don't think I should have to jump through hoops to get someone to keep me on their friend list. If you want to keep me on your list, you will. If you don't, you won't. I shouldn't have to beg. But, technically, those unfriendings were with explanation, since they did have the "comment to stay added" post.

Have you ever deleted someone from your friend list without saying why?
Yes. I have. I have removed a couple of people without saying why, when they weren't people who I'd grown apart from. That happened a few years back, when a friendship exploded quite spectacularly after I found out I was being lied to, manipulated, betrayed, and a whole list of other things. There were a few people who were friends with both of us, that I'd met through her. I had nothing at all against them, I thought they were wonderful people, and always enjoyed reading their entries, but at the time they were too closely connected to her in my mind. I was trying to cut her out of my life completely, and removing anything & anyone closely connected to her was how I went about doing that.

Outside of those, the vast majority of journals I've unfriended without reason were for the same reasons as I've been unfriended: we'd grown apart, never talked, nothing in common any more, and pretty much the only thing linking us together was being friends on LJ. And, of course, I've removed old, abandoned journals.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Keiran C
2009 Year in Review SurveyCollapse )

Year in Review posts for previous years: 2008 ~*~ 2007 ~*~ 2006 ~*~ 2005

(Cross-posted at Facebook)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Melody - Kate Earl
Keiran C
04 February 2009 @ 12:43 pm
Dear Idiot In The SUV Who Has Almost Hit Me Every Morning This Week:

Please note that when you turn a corner, you are supposed to move mostly past the oncoming lane before turning onto the street. If, as you do daily, you turn the corner as soon as you reach the curb closest to you, then you are going to turn into MY lane and take off the front end of my car. The ONLY reason you have not done so yet, is because I am paying attention and slam on my brakes roughly 2 car lengths back from my stop sign. I SHOULD be able to pull up closer to the stop sign without fear of getting hit by your idiotic ass.

Trust me -- waiting 2 more seconds before turning will NOT make you late for work. Hitting my car, however, is guaranteed to make both of us late, and will require you/your insurance to pay all of my repair and medical bills.

No Love At All,

The Driver of the BRIGHT YELLOW Car Who Knows You Can See Me Coming Before You Turn.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Keiran C
29 December 2008 @ 03:32 am
Excel is my weakness. I'm not sure exactly when or how it happened, but it became a program I have to have. Not just needing to have the program on my PC, but to a point where I am using Excel at least once a day. And, honestly, I use it quite a lot more than that. On an average day, I am guaranteed to have 4 programs running at all times: Firefox, AIM, MSN, and Excel.

I use Excel for anything and everything. One example: I use it as a tool to aide in planning of vacations. I'll create one tab to make a list of rental car companies, and the prices each one offers, along with any coupon codes, etc, that I might need. I create another tab with different flights, so I can pick which is best. I'll have another for hotels, where I can list locations, prices (with separate columns for price per night, taxes, overall price, and price per person), and I'll have additional columns for comments, where I can log things like if there's an additional fee for parking or internet, or anything else they might decide to charge me for. Once the decisions are made, there will be a tab with all the confirmation numbers and specific details, to print out easily and pack in the carry-on. A separate spreadsheet will help me keep a list of potential places to visit, along with the hours and prices of each attraction. I'll even use a spreadsheet to help me plan what to pack on the trip, breaking things down into a checklist type format - IE. one column for shirts, another for pants, another for undergarments/nightwear/etc, and columns for shoes, or toiletries, or medications. There will be one tab with what needs to be packed, another for what is packed, and even another to break down my clothes by day, to make sure I have the right amount of each type of clothing packed. Yeah. I know, I'm insane. To further prove how crazy I am -- I had a total of 7 separate multi-tabbed spreadsheets when I was planning my birthday trip to Vancouver this year. ;)

And I use it for so much more than just vacation planning. If I need to create a list (for absolutely anything at all), 99% of the time I'm going to do it in Excel. In the summer, when it's almost time for all the TV shows to start back up -- you guessed it, I'll create a spreadsheet for it. Not only will the file have a list all the premiere dates for all the shows I watch, but I also use it to create a weekly grid, so I can visually see what show is on what night at what time -- and figure out what needs to be DVR'd. (This is the list I created this for this fall. Shows have been adjusted since, but that was what I was originally watching.) Hmmm, I really need to work on a new list, since shows are about to start shifting around for the spring, and my midseason shows will be starting up soon. :-[

If I am shopping for something - yup. I'll start a spreadsheet for that, too. That way, I can compare different models or brands, and see what the differences are, easily. And once I decide on the specific item I'm buying, I can use another tab, to list all vendors and their prices, to make sure I get the best cost! I have a sheet for books I want to read, and I have one for jewelry I want to buy. I've got another spreadsheet for jobs I've applied for, along with the contact info, dates I applied, any follow up taken, and any other job-hunt relevant info. I just did a search on my entire PC -- as of right this second, I have 586 excel files on my computer, dating all the way back to February of 2000. (Oh yeah. I rarely trash my old Excel files, either. Ha. :-[ )

So... yeah. I want to get certified as an Excel Specialist. There's still some things I need to learn before I can (like macros), but I think it would be nice. Especially considering my every day dependency on Excel.

I have no idea why I wrote an entire entry confessing the depths of my addiction to Excel, but I did. And since I am attempting to get back into the habit of posting again, I'm posting it. ;) Anyone who actually read all this has my sympathy and appreciation. Haha.
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Current Mood: amusedamused
Keiran C
15 December 2008 @ 01:43 pm
It's time for a little annual tradition! And I'm actually getting it done on time, unlike last year. Haha.

2008 Year in Review SurveyCollapse )

Year in Review posts for previous years: 2007 ~*~ 2006 ~*~ 2005
(I could've sworn I did this in 2004 as well, but I can't find it. Grr.)
Current Mood: nostalgicreflective
Keiran C
11 August 2008 @ 07:05 am
I got back home yesterday. I didn't want to leave Vancouver. Sure, my knees are still screaming in protest from the trip, but I don't care. Temps in the 60's & 70's beat temps in the 100's any day. ;) Plus, it was so nice there. Sigh. Ugh. Oh well. Now to see if my knees will work long enough to get me to the car so I can go to school. Meh.
Current Mood: soreincredibly pained
Keiran C
08 January 2008 @ 04:53 pm

Originally published at Puzzle I Am. You can comment here or there.

I'm a little bit late, but it's time for an annual tradition for me:

The 2007 Year in Review Survey

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Keiran C
24 May 2006 @ 10:00 pm
...... wtf?
Keiran C
22 December 2005 @ 01:25 pm

They are currently remodeling my office for me. Oh yeah, saying the words "my office"? Not gonna get old any time soon. ;) So since they're remodeling it - I might even be moving in there today. If not today, it should be very soon. Whee!!

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Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Keiran C
07 October 2005 @ 07:30 pm
I've been meaning to post this for a while, and just keep forgetting. :-[ haha. Oops? Anyway. Photo from after the Hugh Dillon showCollapse ) I'll try to get more pictures from the Toronto trip up into an album this weekend, and link to 'em later. Although, we know I'm a master procrastinator, so I can't promise it will happen. Hee!!
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Keiran C
09 April 2005 @ 03:37 pm
Okay. These aren't really that awful, but I know people get squicky so. ;)

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Keiran C
13 December 2004 @ 06:03 pm
Hi, I just wanted to say I love you.

And you.

And you.

And you and you and you.

And all of you.

*spreads the love*
Current Location: los angeles
Current Mood: lovedloved
Keiran C
28 October 2001 @ 08:29 pm

Take my love.
Take my land.
Take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care,
I'm still free.
You can't take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black.
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land
And boil the sea.
You can't take the sky from me.

Have no place I can be
Since I found Serenity.
But you can't take the sky from me.

Words & Music by Joss Whedon
Sung by Sonny Rhodes