best friends

Anniversary Celebration and Gifts


Our anniversary was wonderful. Jim is such a perfect husband. I mean it.

And Lindsay is such a great friend. I don't know what we'd do without her. More specifically, I don't know what I WOULD DO WITHOUT HER. (LOL.) Lindsay is truly my best friend.

Hey, I'm still really working on her to get a LiveJournal account. I think that maybe if she were here, I'd be more interested in blogging again. (And seeing as we already take of the house, kids and our outside activities together, we could figure out some kind of balancing act for LJ. Right? LOL.)

Jimmy wrote me a very cool fanfic , featuring William Wallace slashed with The Bruce, from the movie "Braveheart." (It's a pairing I really love.) The two characters in this movie are (loosely) based on men out of history, by the way. Wasn't that a great anniversary present???

My present for him was to try and add more of his fic to our website. Collapse )

Jimbo's such a prolific writer (and I'm always so busy) that I never seem able to keep up with all the things I need to add. So those ten pages are only the tip of the iceberg. And I'd really love to have all Jim's stuff up!!! I mean, that's what we have our website for, to share the fanfics.

Hell, let's face it. I just never got that involved with our website. I always planned to. And I still think it's a very cool idea, but it takes a long time to code and I'm pretty lousy at web design and CSS and even at web grapics. So if you happen to be a fan of Jimmy's writing, then you should be sure to friend his fic journal: jimbo_fic

This is another one of those things I'm always sure I'll get around to... oh, one of these days. LOL. Yeah, right.

And here I am again, thinking I'll get back to blogging. I did it when there was Chad to care for. I did it after Katie Scarlett came. I mean, it's just not that different having the baby around. And Chad's a huge help, now that he's seven. (I could go on and on about my oldest son, believe me.) Plus I've got Lindsay, like I said.

Jim's the perfect hubby and daddy, too. A guy couldn't ask for more. (Even if I frequently do. You know how that goes.)

This is long enough. And the 'king' (as we frequently call Henry) is screaming for me, so I've got to dash for now.

Hopefully my next entry will include a longer list of fanfic adds and other interesting news, too.

Bri

message fuck off

MySpace is Crazy!



Yeah, you heard that right. MySpace is CRAZY!!!

First off, I find it pretty amusing that I get the following ad there...

gay ad

ETA: I forgot to mention that the original image is animated. (Might be flash, actually. I don't remember...)

OK, so that explains why they want to know our 'Orientation,' I guess. (But do they also check out our 'Status,' or what?)

Well, I've had the freaking account there for ages. (I don't even remember WHY I made the account -- or how long ago I did it. But we're talking over a year, I think.

Sure, sure -- THAT was the really CRAZY part!!! LOL. What was I thinking???

So I decide to make my profile PUBLIC yesterday. Next thing I know I'm getting a message from some woman (the photo probably isn't her, but it was mostly undressed and very shapely).

Hell, here's her (supposed) photo for those interested:
amber at ms

So she's telling me about some dating site. Anyway, here's what she said in her message:

Hey there Im Amber and I decided to message you because your profile caught my eye as someone I would like to get to know better!! I recently signed up on a new and far more provocative dating site! You can find my profile here here, under the name of sexyamberwantstoplay. I try to stay away from using myspace because it is very restrictive and too much spam. Thanks!

And here's what I said back to her:

Thanks for writing.

For the record, I'm GAY and MARRIED (with a new baby due to be born any day now). Oh, the new kid will make THREE -- we already have a boy and a girl.

So I'm not much into dating, frankly. And if I were, I don't think you'd be the type of person I'd want to date... LOL. No offense!

Um...

So you did actually read my profile???

And you still sent this message?

OK then...

Bri

Yeah, I was sort of polite -- and sort of snarky. I was kind of pressed to decide how to respond... LOL.

Of course, checking her MySpace profile, I find out she probably won't read replies anyway. So she must just go around spamming people with this shit like mad...

Man, I'm glad that sort of crap doesn't happen here at LJ! I'm just not used to the crazy shit that goes on at MySpace.

And you know what?

I don't think I want to get used to it, either!

What was I thinking when I made an account there??? Jeez.
the tudors, tudors

New Fun! It's all about "The Tudors" here!



Jimmy just_jimbo and I are really into the new Showtime series "The Tudors"! So we've started four (no shit, I mean four) new communities that focus on it. And we'd love, love, love for our friends to come and play there with us! LOL.

thetudors_100
thetudors_fic
thetudors_media
thetudors_slash

So I've been making banners and icons and whatever else. And setting up each of the communities so we'd be 'ready to go' when the series premiered tonight! Exciting, huh?

Now I want to write some fanfic! I've got a million ideas, but haven't tried any of them, yet. LOL.

Anyway, it's fun to have something new to be involved with.

The baby should come any day, by the way. So we're really going to have our hands full soon! Or more full, I guess.

Chad and Katie Scarlett are doing great, as is Lindsay, for those who are curious. Life is terrific, if hectic. LOL.

Love to all of you,

Bri

proud alexander

CSS!


Guess what?

I fixed my style sheet for Gamble-Street.Com!!!

The mistake wasn't in the line that kept coming up as 'wrong.' It was in the previous line, where I'd neglected to close with the } (idiot me). You know, it's easy to miss something like that. I know they always warn you about not putting in the ;, but I can't believe I missed the }! Jeez.

So now I need to EDIT every single page (again) and add the CSS validation thing.

Cool!

Yeah, I'm proud, proud, proud, proud.
eye world

Gamble-Street Website!!!


I've been working on it and I'm finally ready to tell my friends here at LJ!!!

Jim just_jimbo and I have a new website!

PLEASE visit the Gamble-Street website!
Clicking this banner will take you there, if you want to check it out.

Yeah, it's replacing the free little site we had at Geocities...

Isn't that cool news??? I'm just excited as can be. I really am!



So the rest of this entry will be me carrying on about all the work I did to get it ready for public consumption. LOL. And as I assume everyone will be bored as hell, I'll even cut it. OK? OK. LOL.

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So the big thing now is to keep adding all the fanfic that never got uploaded in the first place! Of course, that means sitting here and coding all of it, but that's no big deal.

Jimmy's written a ton of stuff that he has up at jimbo_fic, but that I never put at the 'old' website. So far today I've coded and uploaded the following:

Star Wars:
Liquid Lesson

Minority Report:
Cognizant

King Arthur:
How Could You?
Woman Liberated
Your First, Your Last

But there are TONS more to go! I need to keep it up -- and then update the website news to reflect it...

I'm really on a mission, anyway. LOL.

(Why am I having such a difficult time using LJ today? Man.)

Bri
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He's Back!!!



Yeah, yeah -- I'm back! Aren't you glad? LOL.

Well, I'm all excited about my news, but I'm saving it for a separate entry. And, no, the baby isn't here yet! Soon, though.

Happy dance!

All is really, really well with my family. I'm ready to finally make a go of blogging more often. (Which some might recall was a New Year's resolution of mine. Right. That so happened during January, February and most of this month.

But I think I said something about doing more of what I did back in 2005. Isn't that right? (I'm too lazy to check.) And I didn't even START my blog until April of '05, so I've got lots of time to do as well as I did that year!

OK, OK, I'm crazy. Tell me about it!

I also want to write fanfic, get active with communities, do some PSP tutorials again, make some new icons and on and on. Hell, why not? I used to really have FUN here at LJ!

So, on with the show, or something.

Bri
happy 2007

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year to my entire flist (and anyone else who drops by, too).

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Man. This is going to be an even better year than 2006, which was fantastic, I think. With a new baby on the way, we're pretty excited and upbeat around here!

I plan to share a lot of humor in 2007. So I'll start with my 'gay and straight' political humor photo post, which you can view under the cut. Cool?

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I hope this is a great year for all of you!

Sending lots of hugs and love your way,

Bri

2007, almost here, new year 2007

Quick Update!



I'd write a longer entry, but see Jimmy just_jimbo has been waiting for me to go to bed and he's impatient as hell right now. Poor guy. LOL.

But I just got done playing Slingo with MM mistressmarilyn and her sister, Suzy. I even won the tournament and got the new high score. And I didn't even know I was playing in the tournament. LOL. Yeah, I don't play there very often, but it's fun, anyway.

2006 has been a great year for me! And I think 2007 will be an even better one. I really do!

My resolution for 2007 is to start to blog again. I mean, to really blog like I used to, back in 2005.

I've been pretty bad about it this past year, but I do love LJ and really want to be active here again. So that's what I'm going to do -- make it a resolution and try to stick to that!

I'm so out of it here now. But that can change! I can catch up with all my friends again. Look how well Jim does, after all.

Well, time for bed!

Oh. And I need to make a ton of new icons, too. I'm bored with many of my old ones. And so is Jimmy.

Love,

Bri

pleased as punch

Happy Anniversary to Me. LOL.



November 25 was our anniversary. And Jimmy just_jimbo gave me a wonderful surprise gift! I'll go into more detail soon, but we're finally headed to bed now... (About time, Jim!)

Jim has been writing and posting a bunch of drabbles (and other fanfic) recently that I need to share links to. He's such a great writer. Man.

Maybe one of these days when I'm not all wrapped up in Lindsay and her pregnancy, Chad and Katie Scarlett I'll finally write some more fanfics, too...

Maybe I'll update our Geocities website, too.

Maybe I'll write more tutorials for the PSP communities.

Maybe pigs will fly, too. LOL.

I hope all of my friends are great, by the way...

(Love you!)

Bri (who is glad we're getting to bed at long last!)

happy thanksgiving

Thanksgiving!



Yeah, it was a great day at our house.

And the morning started off so cool, with the whole family packed into bed together watching the Macy's parade on tv. LOL. Chad was so excited I thought he'd wet himself. And he and I sang along with Laurie and the gang, while Jimmy just_jimbo bounced Katie up and down. (Which was amazing considering Jim kept drifting off during most of the parade. ROFL.)

I love Thanksgiving. I really do. Dinner turned out great. I'm now one of the best turkey, gravy and dressing guys around -- even if my mashed potatoes were a bit lumpy. LOL.

And so to all my friends I'm wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!