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Bad Cop? That's Me! ROFL!

Have I like said that I love online lately? Cuz I waaaay do! I really, really do!

I'm just in this totally whacky, grinn-y mood today. Partly cuz it's my turn to play 'bad cop' (you know: good cop, bad cop) over at our PSP communities... LMAO!

Well, maybe not really bad cop. Just not-so-good cop, I guess!

Every so often one of us gets fed up with the attitudes of a handful of people at the two communities. (Heck, if you count both LJ and GJ, then it's actually four communities--but who's counting? Right?)

Then one of us tries to step in and take care of stuff so that person can take a mini-vaca. No biggie, or anything! Just a way to keep all of us from 'burning out' on moderation.

Hey, in fact, I wish all my moderation junk was set up as cool as it is at psp7_beginners and psp8_fun, frankly! (And at psp7_beginners and psp8_fun over at GJ, too. Isn't this cool how I can link the GJ communities now? Rockin'!)

I guess the credit over all has to go to Kev kevinr. But he always says it's the team--that we've got such a good one! He's right, of course. LOL. (No false modesty here! LOL.)

Actually, I'm waaaay proud to be a mod at those communities. It's kind of an honor, seeing as they're such great communities--and so successful!

Kev still runs 'em exactly the way he wants--which is waaaay cool by me! I mean, when you create something and have a total concept in mind and then get just the right team to help you moderate, why shouldn't you do whatev it is you want? It's your show! ROFL.

I've felt bad at various Yahoo groups and blog communities over the years, but I now get it--it's not personal! And it isn't a democracy, either. The person who starts those things up OWNS 'em. And they've got a right to run 'em any way they want!

Which is now how I view my own communities/groups! LOL. It really is like being the 'czar' of our own little world...

Obviously we can't be successful without a good membership, too, though! So you kinda have to learn to be a good 'ruler.' For whatever reason it makes me think of playing Sid Meyer's 'Civilization'--LOL!

Gotta jet back to work! Hugs and all that jazz to all my friends...

``Czar Nikky
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    happy happy

Gacked From Charlie! (Color Thingy)

He's baaaack! LOL.


Okay, I did that by doing this...

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Is it just toooo way cool that green is probably my fave color? (Not necessarily that shade green, but still!)

One of these days I'm gonna actually post something here. Or even do some moderation! Wow. What a concept. LOL.

Anyway, shout out to all my friends!

``Czar Nikky
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    crazy crazy
happy ani stars

Busy. Very Busy!

Work is crazy. Crazy! What gives?

I still long for a teaching job. But I'm happy to be working! So many people aren't, after all.

I have no time to write anymore. That sucks. But life is basically good, so I'm not complaining. (Much, anyway. LOL.)

Home is crazy. The sibs are all wild things. Are to control. LOL. But Prissy prissy_m is my darling! She's soooo awesome.

Okay, so if you're my friend here at LJ and you haven't friended April april_diamond (my girl), I'll just ask you 'why haven't you?' (ROFL. Yeah, like you probably don't even realize she has an LJ, right? No excuses!)

Seriously, April used to keep a private LJ (she's opened many of her past entries, though, now)--so she's never made that many LJ friends. She's loads of fun (I think, anyway), so you might at least consider it...

She did some waaaaay cool artsy junk (blends) that she shared today in her journal. You can find 'em HERE if you're interested. In fact, she shared some cooool artsy junk in YESTERDAY'S entry, too.

(She's so waaaay artistic. Very cool! I love her icons, too. LOL. Yeah, yeah, I'm soooo biased! But her stuff is cool, even so!)

I haven't done a blend in forever. Yikes!

So I haven't written fic (or written, period--except for work), or done anything artistic. Yikes. Sigh. Man, I need to find some free time!

I need to go back to work is what I need to do! Break time is soooo over!

Hi, guys! Love you! Big, big hugs.

``Czar Nikky
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    busy busy

Birthday Shout Out!

She's one of the major loves of my life...


Prissy second bday
I love you, sweet little girl!

If you'd like, you can visit her (brand new) LiveJournal (prissy_m) and give her a hug or two! (Or click on her bday banner to send her bday wishes! LMAO. Soooo way cute.)

Okay, so back to the FUN! LOL.

``Czar Nikky
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    "Happy Birthday to Prissy, Happy Birthday..."

Bday Shout Out to Deb.

Happy Birthday to Deb debrajoy.

(Okay, I've no clue if she comes online these days or ever reads LJ if she does, but what the heck! LOL.)

'May the wind be always at her back and may she be in Heaven an hour before the devil knows she's dead.'

(Old Irish blessing.)

``Czar Nikky
  • Current Music
    "The Birthday Song"

Blend of Brit

Yeah, I did one. (Quit nagging, Charlie charliemc! Yikes! LOL.)

So how about some of the rest of you doing some? You don't have to be crazy for Brit--just willing to try! What the heck, right?

Here's mine.

I do love trying out new things! LOL. Fun, fun, fun.

Gotta jet for now. More (hopefully) later (maybe much).

Cyber hugs to everybody! (Yeah, you get a big hug, Charlie. LOL. And love to April april_diamond and Carrie czarina_carrie if you girls are reading...)

``Czar Nikky

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    artistic artistic

F-ing LJ.

I just typed a huge post here directly into the website 'update' area. And LiveJournal ate it.

I was totally 'what' about it while it went whack on me.


I don't have time to recreate that entry, so...

Gotta jet!

I do 'miss' you guys, though!


``Czar Nikky
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    (but still coooool)

Nik's Bday...

Okay, so my bday...

It was pretty awesome! We were still 'celebrating' yesterday, by the way! LOL.

I've never mentioned before that I've got a new (another?) girlfriend. Her name is April and she totally, totally rocks! (Hi, baby, if you're reading this. LOL.)

I kinda waited 'til I'd had a long talk with Carrie czarina_carrie to tell her about April before I brought up April here.

So, yeah, Carrie is cool with April and April is cool with Carrie. At the current time I don't have to make a choice of which one I want in my 'forever future' (so to speak), so it's all good. LOL.

I hope it doesn't sound like I'm taking advantage of either of them, cuz I'd never, ever do that! (I've had some waaaay long talks with my Mom, my Dad and my minister at church about all this, too.) I'm just not at a place where I wanna plan my future and set things in stone--and neither are April or Carrie! So we're all free to date/see other people.

Which doesn't mean that I'm not crazy about April and crazy about Carrie! Cuz I am. I feel like I'm very fortunate to have a special relationship with each of these two very awesome women.

Anyway! LOL.

April got me such amazing gifts for my bday! My new Casio G-Shock watch that does the atomic clock thingy! It keeps 100% accurate time, in other words! Rocks, rocks, rocks.

Plus she got me a new jacket (brown ultrasuede) and some new warm-up pants (gray with a red stripe down the side--super comfy) and some shirts. (She loves to buy me clothes! LOL.)

It's hard to say where April is from, cuz she and her family have homes all over the place and travel a ton. But when I first met her (via online again!), she was in New York City. The waaaay cool thing is that it turns out she (well, her family) has a home in Georgetown--which is practically in my backyard (so to speak)! So when she's here (like now), I can see her all the time! Like after work and for lunch and on weekends and whenev. Awesome.

We have so much fun together. Yesterday she wanted to take me out to a restaurant for lunch/dinner (a meal, anyway). But I talked her into getting fast food and eating it in the car! LOL. (She's hardly ever really eaten fast food, believe it or not, so it's like this big adventure for her! ROFL. Cooool!)

Her bday comes up in a couple months, so we'll have to do something really cool. I'm trying to figure something out even now--to be prepared! (Why is it I know so many girls who have a bday in April, by the way? Mistress Marilyn, Deb and now April! LOL. Interesting!)

Carrie sent me "The DaVinci Code" (which I've been dying to read!), a gift certificate for a local bookstore (that I can also use online if I want) and this awesome fossil thingy of a dragonfly. Oh! And this cool big shell that's just all 'mother of pearl'-y inside! I'm using it to hold my rings and chains and junk on my dresser!

(By the way, I love petrified wood and fossils. Have I ever said that? And way cool agates and junk. I guess a lot of people do, though. LOL. Plus I have some awesome glass floats and cool shells, too. Beach boy me!)

April helped Mom 'organize' my bday party. They had it Friday night, so I was more like stunned than just surprised! LOL. (Neat trick not having it on my actual bday, which was Thursday!)

After the party we ended up spending the night at April's place in Georgetown. So nice.

Yeah, so I've just given myself away for why I've been 'less active' online lately, I guess! LMAO. April and I have been hanging out since December. And I don't think I've even told Kev or Joey about her before now... (See? Guys don't always blab all they know to each other!)

April and I kinda kept things pretty 'low key' at first. We went out with other people along and all that junk. But it's gotten... well... it's heated up (I guess) since the first of the year. More every day! She's just an angel and I love her.

And like I said, she's waaaay fun.

So Joey fatjoey talked me into moderating a new Writers Workshop list connected to his Law & Order/L&O: SVU list over at Yahoo!

I'm not a canon-dude about L&O or SVU, so hopefully we'll have others who can cover that! LOL. But I'm finally getting a chance to set up a workshop list the way it should be set up (in my humble opinion, anyway).

Funny, Kev, Joey and I were IMing yesterday and talking about how we now appreciate certain elements of the old Dreams list that we didn't necessarily recognize at the time. You do need to be friendly and do a bunch of OT junk. Not because the list needs to be a circle of pals, really--but more because if you're comfortable with one another it makes doing the feedbacking easier for everyone! (I'd tell Deb that, though, if we were still in touch... That she was--in a way, anyway--right about that!)

I imagine there will be junk there that could benefit even non-L&O/SVU writers, though! We've got some good concepts in place and are using a second list--just for the Mods--to iron out the details... Hopefully we'll be rolling with it soon!

(Can you believe I got talked into modding another list??? I must be nuts. LOL. And I just got all wrapped up in modding Kev's new psp8_fun community--on top of the old psp7_beginners one. Good thing we've got several mods at both of those, too!)

Okay, gotta jet! April's here and wants to go!


``Czar Nikky

  • Current Music
    Nick Carter's CD, lately!