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Dec. 14th, 2010 02:44 am
mellicious: pink manicure (Mel - snow)
[personal profile] mellicious
I'm not doing all that well with Holidailies - I think that little number on the front page was what usually kept me going, and that's not there this year to prod me. Still, I haven't given up yet.

I've been watching Doctor Who season 2, most of which I haven't seen but once or twice - and I've finally hit an episode I haven't seen ("The Idiot's Lantern"). Rob and I were watching "Love and Monsters" which I had seen but he hadn't, and then we watched the rest of the disk ("The Impossible Planet" - which I might not have seen before either, come to think of it, but I had seen "The Satan Pit"). Rob was not really a Doctor Who fan until recently, but he seems to be getting more interested now. I knew he'd like "Love and Monsters" because of all the ELO, if nothing else. Rob loves him some ELO.

I'm trying to do Weight Watchers again. If you follow these things (hey, it was in the New York Times), you know that WW has changed their program lately, and that it's somewhat controversial. Well, not really controversial unless you're part of the Cult of Points (aka the old system). I didn't realize how freakishly attached some people were to the whole point system until this happened, even though I've been going to meetings off and on for years. There's still a point system, it's just changed some. They're making an attempt to keep up with all the latest in food science. The old system calculated points by the calories/fat/fiber in a food. The new system throws calories out the window and goes by fat/carbs/protein/fiber. It seems to make a good bit of difference - some carb-heavy foods, in particular, seem to have gone up a lot. Still, it seems workable. You can now eat all the fruit you want, and I like fruit, so that makes a big difference to me. We'll see how it goes. My history has been that I can stay on WW in the short term but not the long term, so I don't know if unlimited fruit is enough to make a difference.


The color of the year for 2011 is "honeysuckle", according to Pantone. Which is a dark pink - not the color that the honeysuckle around here is (as the WSJ article notes - ours is the yellowish kind) so I'm kind of thrown by the name. But I really like that color, whatever it's called. I'm a fan of pink, in general - I've been threatening for ages to make an all-pink quilt - but I particularly like that dark almost-red pink. I've been seeing it around the last few years and I didn't know what to call it. Now I guess I know!


Anybody make icons? I really feel the need for an icon that says, "You're an elf. You go Keeble!" (from here) - I do have Elements so I suppose I could figure out how to do it myself if I tried, though.


Date: 2010-12-14 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just wandered over from Holidailies to say: they changed WW?! In the past, I've been sort of an associate member of Weight Watchers (to paraphrase from Pulp Fiction: My wife's on Weight Watchers, so basically I'm on Weight Watchers). When this has been true, it's been especially true since I'm the one who does the cooking.

Given how much I like fresh-baked bread, I'm sorry to hear they've gotten even harder on carbs. Poor, unloved carbs...

--John
http://wheresmyplan.blogspot.com

Date: 2010-12-15 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Well, bread is more points, but you also get more points. So I don't have a good feel yet about whether that evens out in the end. I am a bit of a bread fanatic myself, so I'm sure I'll have a definite opinion on this once I've done it for a while.

Date: 2010-12-14 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] columbina.livejournal.com
Wait wait, when is honeysuckle ever pink? I have seen some honeysuckle in my time and it has always been either white, yellow, or somewhere in between.

Date: 2010-12-15 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
I've never seen pink honeysuckle either, but I'm assuming it exists, or they wouldn't have used the name. Even if it is a crap name. (Which also makes me think they just couldn't come up with anything better.)

Date: 2010-12-14 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karen-d.livejournal.com
The honeysuckle thing came up on a nail polish board I post to and consensus was honeysuckle is a piss poor name for that color.

P.S. check your delicious beads mail, please.

Date: 2010-12-15 02:03 am (UTC)
nonelvis: (SANDMAN making little frogs)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
I'm not sure if either of these will work for you, but if you want something different, let me know -- it's easy enough to whip things up in Photoshop.

 

Date: 2010-12-15 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Can I just say that I love you?

Date: 2010-12-15 03:10 am (UTC)
nonelvis: (BONEKICKERS 40-degree angle)
From: [personal profile] nonelvis
Aww <3

I enjoyed making them! And they only took a few minutes, so really, if there's some other approach you want, it's no trouble.

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