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1. Name: Summer
2. Birthday: May 12, 1980
3. Where do you live: Salt Lake City, Utah
4: What are you studying/What are you working as: I am a stay at home mom right now, which is a full time job, lol. I hope to return to school soon though to pursue my BFA in Photography.
5. What makes you happy: Good movies, slash fanfiction.
6. What are you listening to now/have listened to last: I listen to a variety of things, mostly rock though. I think the last thing was Mumford and Sons "Little Lion Man"
7. What is particularly good/bad about my LJ: My LJ is a mix of personal and fandom, and sometimes I feel bad about unloading here, but it really is my safe space.
8. An interesting fact about you: I was homeless for 7 years, as such my social skills leave something to be desired at times. Also, we are trying to start up a special effects makeup company called BoogeymanFX (Look us up on Facebook!)
9. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment: I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Dan!
10. Favorite place to be: At home, relaxing.
11. Favorite lyric: There are so many it's really hard to narrow down.
12. Best time of the year: Late spring, when it's warm enough to wear shorts, but cool enough not to die from the heat.
13. Weirdest food you like: My husband says I'm weird to love pickle spears wrapped up in ham with chive and onion cream cheese in the middle.
14. Contact info/tumblr: SummerSmith80 on Twitter, sdklinkkammer@yahoo.com on yahoo and AIM, and boogeymanfx@gmail.com (preferred email and you can chat there too if you want)

1. A film: Harold and Maude
2. A book: Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz (well, anything by him really)
3. A song: Innuendo by Queen
4: A band: Queen

1. Favorite Fandom: Harry Potter
2. OTP/OT3: Drarry, Snarry, Harry/Lucius
3. Icon/Fic Journal: None, sorry

1. One thing you like about me: Umm, N/A
2. Two things you like about yourself: I'm smart and I'm Empathetic
3. Put this in your lj so I can tell you what I think of you? Just did :)

Here is a handy textbox so you can fill it out yourself/post to your own journal!


Birthday Information!

So I realized that it would be easier to send people gifts without them knowing if I already had the needed information, lol. So I've created a google docs form that I would like everyone to fill out if you are interested in receiving gifts from me (Whether cards, jewelry, or some other handmade craft) so that I know what kind of things you would like!

Responses will be going into a spreadsheet for my eyes only, so your info is safe :)


If you can't fill out the form for some reason, you can fill this out, but the google form is much easier on both of our parts, lol.

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2 posts in 2 days? Impossible!

I just kinda wanted to post pics of my first ever completed blanket, baby sized but I think it turned out cute! It was a gift for one of my supervisors who is super sweet and about to pop! I've been doing crochet and sewing in addition to my jewelry lately :)

EDIT: Adding pics of the market bag I made as well :) It expands like whoa, so I can fit my purse and my lunch cooler in it with many other things, my favorite carryall!

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Overdue Holiday Thanks!

Hey everyone, I know this is WAY overdue but needed to drop a quick post to thank some wonderful peeps for their holiday cards! :) So thank you so much to nimielle, bootsy_mine, lordhellebore, mrschucknoblet, and c_hrista. I really appreciated the lovely notes! Hope everyone had happy holidays, ours were hectic, still trying to get my mind right. Love you all!

Sorry for my insanity

So, my last post wound up really weird. I blame it on a combination of pain, meds, depression, and self loathing.

ANYWAY, Update on my finger. It still hurts like a bitch but the wrap is off. Now I have a 'Buddy Strap' to keep it tethered for the next few weeks, and instructions to keep flexing it several times a day to keep it from freezing up. This means faster typing, but it still hurts. I got to see my xrays, basically where the bones meet, part of the bone that curves around the joint (I'm describing this really badly) broke off completely. The good news is that it's still being held by tissue so it's not going to need surgery or anything and I'll be able to use my hand almost like normal in a couple of weeks. The bad news is that it will take 6mos- 1yr for it to heal completely and the pain to be gone completely. I'm getting used to it though, so I'm sure it will be tolerable. If you're interested, it basically looks like this, but on my ring finger.

Anyway, sorry for all the pity party stuff, I'm hopefully coming out of my funk again. It came to a head yesterday, couldn't even stay out of bed for more than a few hours, but I was up and doing well today so YAY!

Love you all and I hope to talk more soon. I'm on AIM most of the time, if I remember to turn it on, this computer keeps randomly shutting it down :/

Quick Pimp :)

hd_and_sons is hosting a two-month commentfest
celebrating Harry and Draco's birthdays!

Pairings include Harry, Draco, Scorpius, Albus, James II, and Teddy in any

Art by thilia. Banner by singlemomsummer

Click on the banner to leave all the prompts and fills! :)



So, I started watching Firefly about 5 times. Every time I could never get through the first episode. Last night I finally decided to take some advice from the lovely fire_juggler and start with episode 2. Now I see what all the fuss is about :p


My MindMap

Originally posted by ljfound at My MindMap

ljmindmap << Add me to get your own MindMap.
ljfinder << Add me to see who your friends are adding.


Stolen from flyingharmony <3. Comments are screened.

One little compliment can make you feel great. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. Once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.


Originally posted by night_owl_9 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by ragnarok_08 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by gandolforf at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by zelda_zee at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by mickeym at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th