And eleven pics from the actual day of actual birthday under the cut... Read more... )
Yes, more shots. Below the cut are seven piccies of the garden behind the Eucla Hotel Motel. Read more... )
Yes, it's been a while, sorry about that. Two major contributing factors - one is that I foolishly left a lot of difficult subjects for the final 30. Not all of them are, but many require a fair bit of work. That wouldn't be so bad, but the other reason is that with recent events I simply don't always have the mental energy required to open myself up in this way and write about my thoughts and feelings. But be patient and I'll get there. One of the strengths of 100 Days is the required balance of talking about something I hate and something I love. Anyone can bitch and moan day after day, that's easy - counting your loves is far more rewarding and enjoyable for others to read, but much, much harder to write.


Nudity
Long post, but I don't think there's anything particularly NSFW or TMI about it. )






Comfort Zones
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dalekboy: (travel)
( Aug. 29th, 2007 10:23 pm)
Still dreadfully depressed, have been for two or three days. Needy, emotional, and cuddly, not a good state to start my 40th birthday trip, but surprisingly I've now had two showers in a row where I haven't ended up sobbing! Yay! See? I'm virtually over the death of my daughter!

Dance-card in Melbourne very messy and disorganised, I waited too long on one person getting back to me, and now I haven't got much else organised. Which may not be a bad thing, as it'll mean (in theory) lots of rest, but still.

Nowhere near ready to leave, but really don't care. I'll head off tomorrow when I do, with what I have, and that'll be it. Not wanting to leave Sharon (who is doing better than I am by a country mile) but I actually think this trip is the best thing I could be doing for myself from an emotional/psychological standpoint. Eucla time is needed.

[Poll #1046939]
dalekboy: (travel)
( Aug. 25th, 2007 10:07 pm)
Okay, some quick and dirty dates for those who are interested... Actual days may vary depending on tiredness, good days, etc. Read more... )For any of the friends I hope to catch up with on this trip, no presents please. Anything given to me would just take up valuable space and may get damaged, so your present to me can be saving me the grief. The trip is my present to myself, and seeing people will be a big part of that.
dalekboy: (Friends)
( Jul. 30th, 2007 01:37 pm)
Been sitting in here in my sleep deprived, brain-dead, condition, sorting through my wallpapers on my PC. I have around three-hundred and thirty pictures in my six wallpaper folders.

There are probably all sorts of great wallpaper monitoring programs out there, but my favourite is Wallpaper Master Pro. I've been using the freeware version for a while, but finally decided to get the paid version, since I was quite happy with the functionality of it.

It can change the background every day at a specified time, change it at various other user-defined intervals, or whenever you start your computer. You can pick the directories you'd like to use, different people using the same PC can have their own configurations, it's quite neat.

But what I really love about it is that you can set it with one overall display setting for all your pictures, or so that different wallpapers are displayed in the ways that best suits them. You can also give each of your pictures ratings and set the program to display randomly with a bias towards the pictures you've rated more highly.

So much for the pitch. Why I really posted about the program is because while going through my various backgrounds, I realised that I had quite a few that had various friends in them. Not actually enough for my liking, but then I hadn't ever consciously went "I must add friends to my wallpapers", I just occasionally saw a picture of one of them and went "I'm adding that to my lists."

Some aren't the best pictures, but the reason I grabbed them was that I think the person in the shot rocks, and when they come up on my background for a couple of days, even if I'm going througha rough patch, it delights me to have them there and they never cease to bring a smile to my face.

So, below the cut, I present a selection of the pictures of people that I occasionally have as wallpaper backgrounds.

Many pics below cut, but all reduced to 640x480 so it doesn't kill your bandwidth... )
May be driving now. Not sure.

Part of the reasoning behind flying was to shorten the time I was away from Sharon. But if I fly to Perth, then drive to Eucla and back, with all the other bits of the trip factored in I'd be away for around 22 days, give or take a couple. Rambling thoughts on trip, Tracy, etc. )
dalekboy: (Travel 2)
( Jun. 21st, 2007 01:17 pm)
Getting away from me being a miserable bugger, another 12 pictures (700k)! These aren't as cool though. Read more... )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Jun. 18th, 2007 11:35 am)
More pictures! These ones relate to this post and this one. Though some of the pics I put up next will also relate to the second post as well.

14 pictures (815k) below the cut. One with a recently dead bunny, one with nudity, but you've all seen my bum by now... )
So, we slept pretty solidly and woke this morning feeling... knackered. No idea why! *grin*

We chatted to the doctor, who ended up crying in front of us because we're such a loving and supporting couple. Chatted to Maree, our favourite midwife, who is looking foreward to us coming back in again one day with a full-term pregnancy. Some black humour and slightly ghoulish stuff mixed through this... You've been warned... )
We're both doing ok. A little teary, very tired, but good. We're also aware that in coming days, or weeks or months that we won't be. I don't know when Shaz or I are going to crawl into a ball and wail for an hour, but I know it'll happen. Probably more than a few times.

Thanks again, to those who posted, to those who thought about us, and to those who prayed for us. You've all shown that if we need you, a community of people is there to comfort us, hold us, to give us strength, and let us be as weak and fragile as we need to be.
dalekboy: (travel)
( May. 8th, 2007 06:12 pm)
I left home with 5 books, and returned with 23 more.

Stayed 13 nights in Perth.

I shaved twice.

I wandered naked in 7 different locations.

I listened to 20 albums.Read more if you're curious... )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Apr. 26th, 2007 02:48 pm)
Tues 24th

I awoke during the night and became immediately confused. My tent looked wrong. The space felt different. I couldn't see as much as I usually could in the tent. I shifted and realised I wasn't laying on a mat. Someone had moved me! Where the fuck was I?! How had they got me out of the tent without me waking up?! I went to sit up and my hand felt the edge of the bed. I was in a bed! A double bed! How the crimson hell had that happened?! Where was I?

None of this is made up. It took me a few minutes to realised I was at Eucla. Then I broke into a big smile and settled back down to sleep. long post covering three days. )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Apr. 24th, 2007 11:53 pm)
I'm in Eucla at the mo', though have just popped over the border into SA so I have access to the net for only $1 for 15 minutes - luxury! Got a bunch of stuff sitting on my flash drive just waiting for a net connection that has a USB so I can post up a bunch of stuff on LJ.

Totally stuffed at the mo' so going to spend a few days here. Been a good trip, but exhausting. Emotions are still all over the place and spent this morning sitting at the bottom of the shower crying, but overall I'm doing well. If I was too bad I'd ring a friend to come and collect me. Most importantly, I'm still having a good time.

Yesterday I was in the mood to lavish intimate attention on someone - not so much sex, but lots of cuddles and gentle stroking. Though my sex drive has certainly been bubbling the last two days. Today it's the exact opposite. Want to just lay around and have lots of attention paid to me - very needy.

Not much else to add. I've written up a chunk of stuff so once I get to a USB I'll be filling your friends pages, but as usual most of it will be under a cut.
It's late June and here are the last two entries for the trip that I didn't get around to putting up previously. These relate to the photos I popped up the other day.Read more... )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:37 pm)
Woke up around 3am after a bad sleep. Managed to eventually get back to sleep thanks to the soporific properties onanism can have, and awoke around nine, much later than I'd have liked. Long, several quotes and getting off topic )
I once commented that if I had a daughter, [livejournal.com profile] hespa is someone I would like that daughter to grow up to be. That is, if anything, more true now than it was before the journey. It was a good deepening of the friendship between her and myself. We travel in similar ways, compliment each other, and work fairly well together. There were some minor stresses and such here and there, but overall she has been probably my best travelling companion to date. There's a lot of trust that runs between us.Read more... )
I made some solid decisions a few weeks back, one of which was to start exercising. Ways I'm achieving a few minor goals and victories )

It's a big year ahead for me. Given I don't know what my health will be like in 12 months (this time last year I had absolutely no reason to expect any drastic change, barring accidents) I've made plans. Big plans, at least for me.Read more... )
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