PSA

Jun. 2nd, 2009 07:13 am
xnera: Icon of Kyp/Tohru, hugging. Full of love! (full of love)
Woot has fire extinguishers today. A two-pack of portable ABC extinguishers for $9.99. Go get them!

I know I am waaaaaay overdue with posting. Will try to post something later.
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
LiveJournal Support is in need of volunteers.

I know that there are many on my flist who have been frustrated with the direction that LiveJournal has been going in recent years. I'm incredibly pro-LJ, but I'd be lying if I said that I haven't been a bit disappointed myself.

But I still believe in LiveJournal. I still love this place madly. Yes, there are things I wish management had done differently. But at the end of the day, what matters is my journal and you all. As long as I still have the ability to write entries, read yours, and leave comments, then I'll still have a place here.

I very much agree with [livejournal.com profile] emmavescence's comment. I was unemployed and suffering a loss of identity when I became active in Support. It gave me something to hold on to; I wasn't the little lost [livejournal.com profile] xnera who had no freaking idea who she was or where she was headed. I was a Support Volunteer who was racking up the privs (at my high point, I had I1s in all public cats at that time).

Support gave me goals to work for when I most needed them. Eventually I didn't anymore, and I drifted away. But the massive love I had for Support has never died. I love these people. I love their sense of humor and how they look out for each other and the awesome things they do. I love how Support functions. I love seeing [livejournal.com profile] privchange posts. I love seeing how passionate Support Volunteers are about LiveJournal.

If you still harbor good thoughts towards LiveJournal; if you love to help others; if you like learning about how LiveJournal works; if you're in need of feeling accomplished; if you want to laugh with others, then I highly recommend giving Support a try. It's awesome and fun and so thrilling when you start getting points. Even one or two touches on the board can help tremendously. <3
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
The elections for the LJ Advisory Board have been going on this week. Polls close tomorrow at 9pm PST. You can vote here. Here's links to the candidate's platforms, if you want to do some research first.

Just wanted to remind everyone about them so those who would be interested in voting but wasn't aware the elections are happening now have a chance to do so. Yes, I have my preferences of who I want to win, but I really just want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to participate. <3

edit: Also, make sure you vote for three different people. If your top candidate is eliminated, your vote will go to your second choice, and if they wash out too, then it goes to your third choice.

PSA

Jan. 19th, 2008 02:09 pm
xnera: Icon of a gray kitten. Caption reads: "Warning: Vampire Kitty. Call me 'bunny' and I'll bite you." (GRR ARGH)
This is a public service announcement for residents of the United States of America.

FYI: Cadbury Dairy Milk and Fruit & Nut bars sold at Walgreens are NOT THE REAL THING. They pale in comparison to the real Cadbury chocolate. If the back of the label says the bar was made in Hershey, PA, then save your money and don't buy it, because it will not be as yummy as the REAL bars you can get in Canada and the UK.

That is all.
xnera: Icon of animal shelter dogs, captioned "Save a life. Adopt." (adopt a pet)
Looks like it was rat poison. :(

I've been following the news of this all week, and the stuff I've been hearing is just devastating. Pet Connection has been blogging about it, and is tracking the number of sick pets via a self-reported database. Their last update has the number at 1103 deceased pets (654 cats/449 dogs). :( So sad. My heart is aching over this. Raina's been getting lots of extra cuddles lately.

(edit: I forgot I had this icon. Not entirely fitting, but I don't often get a chance to use it.)
xnera: Photo of my cat sniffing a vase of roses  (Default)
Pet food causing kidney failure. There's a LOT of foods on the recall list, so if you have pets, PLEASE check out the list, here: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/index.html

Other sources of info:

http://sprig5.livejournal.com/41359.html

http://community.livejournal.com/driveforlife/1002253.html?style=mine#cutid1

Raina's been eating Wellness (dry), so it looks like we're safe, thankfully.
xnera: Icon of a closeup of the Detroit Industry fresco. (teamwork)
Someone on Hatrack posted a thread about junk mail. Which reminded me of this. If you're in the US, send a letter to these addresses, and you will be opted out of solitication:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Telephone Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 9014
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Include your address on the first one, and your phone number on the second. More info at Motley Fool.

I did this over three years ago, and I get barely any junk mail. And NO cold calls (excluding companies I've previously done business with).

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