aftondays: (Default)
2011-08-05 09:24 pm
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So...

...am I the only one who can't load LiveJournal at all?

Varnish 503 Service Unavailable?

At status.livejournal.com no site-wide problems are reported.
aftondays: (bertie in the bath)
2011-08-05 01:14 pm
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Housekeeping

I just did a little cleaning out of ye olde friends list. It had become a bit cluttered with communities I am no longer interested in, dead journals, etc.

I removed a few people whose journals are inactive and/or with whom I have not interacted (at least not on LJ) in the past couple of years or so. If you're one of them and you actually would like to stay, please let me know; I have no problem adding you back. :)
aftondays: (Default)
2010-02-21 11:21 am
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aftondays: (b&w fiore)
2009-06-22 10:45 am
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PSA

I just did a friends cut. I don't mean to make a big deal of it, because it's not a big deal--I think most all the people I deleted are folks who don't even read anymore, are new, or otherwise don't really have a relationship with me (in addition to some abandoned and/or duplicate accounts).

If you've been "unfriended" (how I hate that term!), please don't take it personally. I am feeling the need for more privacy right now. It would take a long time to articulate all my feelings about this, and I've done that to some extent in the past to I don't feel like going through it again right now. Anyway, I thought it would be a good thing to make a post just to explain that it's not at all because I don't like anyone.

You're all welcome to add me on Facebook!
aftondays: (Default)
2009-04-01 12:52 pm
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Hands

The deadline for entering the hands contest/pageant is tomorrow. However, I'd like to extend that a few days, as I've received only two entries so far. Please join in the fun! Here are the guidelines, which have been updated a bit:

1. Please include both your hands in the picture. If you don't have someone to take the picture for you, most cameras have a timer, don't forget!
2. It's fine to wear nail polish.
3. Consider removing any rings, especially wedding rings, that might give away your identity to those who might otherwise be uncertain.
4. Feel free to submit pictures of your children's hands, too. It would be fun to have a kids' category this time!
5. Include your LJ username when you send the picture, which you can deliver to me via aftondays at livejournal dot com.
6. The deadline is Saturday, April 4th.

aftondays at livejournal dot com

Spread the news if you'd like!
aftondays: (lavender ii)
2008-11-06 07:51 am
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Purple photo contest: results are in!

First Place
01
By [livejournal.com profile] windandtherain

Second Place
09
By [livejournal.com profile] moredetails

Third Place
06
By [livejournal.com profile] moredetails


And find out who took the rest... )

Good job, everyone! Check back soon for another contest. I'm on a roll!
aftondays: (lavender ii)
2008-11-02 03:14 pm
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Fifth time's the charm?

All right. I am not really as dumb as I look. Oh wait...yeah. Maybe I am.

SHEESH. It should work now. Give it a try. (If you've voted before, you'll have to do it again. I left out yet another photo.)

Look at the pictures and then vote! )

[Poll #1290036]
aftondays: (insane)
2008-11-02 03:12 pm
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IT REALLY WORKS this time! LOL!

EWIOTRYOWEIHFJDSNCK:JMNO:WIEHRO:IWEJHRIJQWIJO!@$&(*$(#RYH F*HSUKF

Okay, it DOES NOT work this time. ROTFL!!! I have to laugh, or I will cry. Bear with!
aftondays: (lavender ii)
2008-10-25 08:03 am

Purple Photo Contest

Photobucket

The Rules )

Yes, today is kellcheckerKellie's birthday and purple is her favorite color. So happy birthday to her!
aftondays: (current month)
2008-10-24 04:47 pm
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Orange photo contest results

Okay, I have found an opportunity to post the results--and so! Here are the winners of the orange photo contest:

The photos are beeeeeg, so check back here: )

And then...

Find out who took the others back here! )

Good job, everyone! Thanks to all who submitted photos as well as to those who voted. I really enjoy doing these.
aftondays: (current month)
2008-10-19 04:38 pm
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Orange photo contest--vote!

And they're in! I got some nice submissions for the Photo Contest That Is Orange, and it is time for you to choose your favorites. As usual, here are the guidelines:

1. Please view each photo at its original size. Thumbnails are often insufficient for judging an image.

2. Vote for up to three pictures--no more than that. If you vote for more than three, I will ask you to fix it, and if you don't, your votes will be disqualified.

3. You can vote for your own picture if you like.

4. The theme is orange. I leave it up to all of you to decide what orange is. ;) You can choose to vote for a photo based on the quality of the shot, or simply on how much you like it, or both.

5. Voting will end sometime on Thursday, October 23, giving everyone plenty of time to participate. Winners will be announced and all the photographers revealed at some point not long after that. Check back here to keep track of how the votes are going and do spread the word!

Here they are in thumbnail form, behind the cut:

sixteen )

And now, to vote:

[Poll #1281536]
aftondays: (orange umbrella)
2008-10-04 09:38 pm
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A photo contest that is orange

In the end, I decided on orange.

October is an orange month. It could not be otherwise.

Please spread the word.



The Rules )

And yes, the deadline is the 18th in honor of moredetailsJessica's birthday.
aftondays: (church ii)
2008-09-29 08:02 am
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Photo contest results (religion)

Well, I was going to have a run-off vote since there was a tie for second place. But I'll just hand out two medals instead, okay? Okay. Here are the winners:

The photos are at their full size, so check behind this nifty li'l cut )

Good job, winners!

Now find out who took the other pictures )

I enjoyed putting this together and plan to do another contest before too long. Stay tuned!
aftondays: (church)
2008-09-23 08:08 am
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Time to vote

Well, after all was said and done, I ended up with sixteen submissions! Thanks to everyone who participated. I enjoy putting these together. And now it's time for everyone to look at the pictures and vote. Here are the rules:

1. Please view each photo at its original size. Thumbnails are often insufficient for judging an image.

2. Vote for up to three pictures--no more than that. If you vote for more than three, I will ask you to fix it, and if you don't, your votes will be disqualified.

3. You can vote for your own picture if you like.

4. The theme is religion/faith. Since it is such a personal subject, there may be various factors going into which one(s) you vote for. It doesn't have to mean anything to you personally. You can choose to vote for a photo based on the quality of the shot, or on the way it speaks to you, or both.

5. Voting will end sometime on Saturday, September 27th, giving everyone plenty of time to participate. Winners will be announced and all the photographers revealed at some point not long after that. Check back here to keep track of how the votes are going and do spread the word!

Here they are in thumbnail form, behind the cut: clicky clicky )

[Poll #1265448]
aftondays: (church ii)
2008-09-01 08:18 am
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Photo Contest

As if I have time for this...! I want to do it, though. It's been too long. (Those of you who weren't on my friends list two or more years ago might like to check out my other photo contests by using the photo contests tag.)



The Rules )
aftondays: (green i)
2008-06-18 05:27 pm
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Looky here:

lil_irish_lassMelissa is selling some wonderful reusable grocery bags. Check out her blog, which has a link to her Etsy shop.

I ordered one a few days ago and it arrived this afternoon. Besides being nice to look at, it's very well made, looks to be quite sturdy, and is a great size for groceries. You could use them for other purposes, too, I'm sure! Check her out.

aftondays: (church ii)
2008-04-27 08:58 am
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Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death...

The ResurrectionChrist is risen!


The Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom
(read each year at Pascha)

Is there anyone who is a devout lover of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!  Is there anyone who is a grateful servant?  Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!

Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first hour,  let them receive their due reward; If any have come after the third hour,  let him with gratitude join in the Feast! And he that arrived after the sixth hour,  let him not doubt; for he too shall sustain no loss. And if any delayed until the ninth hour, let him not hesitate; but let him come too. And he who arrived only at the eleventh hour,  let him not be afraid by reason of his delay.

For the Lord is gracious and receives the last even as the first. He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour,  as well as to him that toiled from the first. To this one He gives, and upon another He bestows. He accepts the works as He greets the endeavor. The deed He honors and the intention He commends.

Let us all enter into the joy of the Lord!  First and last alike receive your reward;  rich and poor, rejoice together! Sober and slothful, celebrate the day!

You that have kept the fast, and you that have not,  rejoice today for the Table is richly laden! Feast royally on it, the calf is a fatted one. Let no one go away hungry. Partake, all, of the cup of faith. Enjoy all the riches of His goodness!

Let no one grieve at his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again;  for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior has set us free.
He has destroyed it by enduring it.

He destroyed Hades when He descended into it. He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh. Isaiah foretold this when he said, "You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering Him below."

Hell was in an uproar because it was done away with. It was in an uproar because it is mocked. It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed. It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated. It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive. Hell took a body, and discovered God.  It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see.

O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?

Christ is Risen, and you, O death, are annihilated! Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down! Christ is Risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is Risen, and life is liberated! Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead; for Christ having risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

To Him be Glory and Power forever and ever. Amen!

aftondays: (current month)
2007-08-24 08:52 pm
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PSA

Well, I did it: a teensy little friends cut. If you find yourself among the booted, please know it's nothing personal; I've just deleted a few people who seem to be absent from the land of LiveJournal or with whom I find I have no connection. If I am mistaken on either count and/or you will simply perish without reading my entries, do comment here or email me and I will see what I can do. Or, conversely, if you wish to unfriend me, don't be afraid--unless you're certain people, and you most likely know who you are.
aftondays: (peacock)
2007-03-17 09:44 am
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Icons on a theme of green

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I give you twenty-three icons of green things. Teasers:

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

[ See the rest at my new icon journal ]
aftondays: (jellyfish)
2007-03-14 09:10 pm
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Icons on a theme of blue

This evening I was in the mood to look at some pretty blue things, so I decided to make a few icons. I feel so relaxed now that I've immersed myself in this color.

Teasers:

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Several more )

- Comments, please!
- Credit, only if you feel like it.
- Customize as you will.