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Oct. 26th, 2009

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  • 20:40 Nooooo I am stuck playing Cafe World!
  • 20:56 I miss photoshop. Making icons is harder in GIMP.
  • 21:05 zzzzzzzzzzzz
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Oct. 24th, 2009

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  • 20:43 I has a friendbar. Maybe it will give me an edge in Farmville. Yes I am that addicted.

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Oct. 18th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 22:17 I am the worst twitter person in the universe. Last tweet in August? Ouch.

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Aug. 28th, 2009

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  • 21:21 I can has bugbite on my foot? WTF?!
  • 23:09 I just finished the 50 book challenge! And it's only August!
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Aug. 27th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 16:55 In case anyone wonders why I changed the licensing on my flickr, the link is why. No assholes allowed to use my pics!
  • 18:40 So I made pork chops. And they weren't cooked through. And then I zapped them. They were tasty.
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Aug. 25th, 2009

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  • 17:43 ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz I wish I could get my sleep figured out already.

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Aug. 24th, 2009

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  • 17:00 I got about five hours of sleep last night. D:
  • 17:04 Watching a cat take a nap is one of the sleepiest things in the world.
  • 20:43 Just bought books for my class. Barnes and Noble is awesome. I get free expedited shipping and a discount!
  • 21:41 I'm reading a knitting wank and kind of wanting to knit something.
  • 22:44 Here's hoping I don't end up staying up stupid late again tonight.
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Aug. 23rd, 2009

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  • 20:28 I came home and made fruit salad. Now I am sticky.

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Aug. 22nd, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 00:29 TOE SOCKS! That is all.
  • 13:42 @holyjezebel Yay!
  • 13:43 Going to head for the Great White North for laundry and tomatoes. Ciao.
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Aug. 21st, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 01:35 #howmanypeople copypasta the same nonsensical stuff to get their names in a trending topic?
  • 16:25 Ow. Thunderstorms! D:
  • 16:39 @rinbunny Been going a couple hours, but I was at work w/no twitter to complain about 'em.
  • 16:40 @holyjezebel yay?
  • 16:42 @holyjezebel I like thunderstorms but they make my ankle hurt. D:
  • 16:52 Ohgod the Cataclysm leaks were true. So glad I'm switching MMOs.
  • 17:13 @holyjezebel is not too bad-- it's been like that for ages so I'm used to it.
  • 17:24 I made a Tasty Kitchen. ok so it was a couple days ago.
  • 19:09 braaaaaaaaaains
  • 19:33 @holyjezebel Aion. There's even a #Aion hashtag and the open beta info is going to be out sometime in the next week or so.
  • 19:47 @holyjezebel I pre-ordered it a few weeks ago so I got to do CB. It was awesome.
  • 21:21 I had a good rant and I feel a bit better now.
  • 22:25 Miso has figured out how to jump on me in the computer chair. This can only end in tears.
  • 22:26 @holyjezebel *hugs*
  • 22:33 @holyjezebel D: I can't imagine how much that sucks. I use a calculator all the time and I still sometimes screw up.
  • 23:06 @holyjezebel I spent two months trying to figure out what was up with my account once. B| So you are not alone there.
  • 23:12 @holyjezebel Yeah, the month after everything balanced ok. But I was paranoid after that.
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Aug. 20th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 00:02 YAY I am doing Rifftrax Live tomorrow! ^_^
  • 00:34 Rep Ben Frank, ILU SO MUCH.
  • 01:26 Tasty Kitchen is interesting to play with.
  • 23:27 Rifftrax Live = Teh Win. I hope they do another sometime.
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Aug. 19th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 00:52 LOL RT @BadAstronomer: Congrats to @scalzi for landing the script deal with Warner Bros for "Bacon: The Musical". Awesome. #annoyscalzi
  • 12:33 Killed morning sleeping and having crackdreams about cell phone calls. Also got called a lot. O.o
  • 13:59 YAY CRABS!
  • 23:34 Yay crabs and ice cream for dinner. My hands are cut up and I'm half food-comad.
  • 23:45 I waaaaaaant to goooooooo. It's at a nearby theater!
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Aug. 18th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 00:03 I love tea. I'm drinking chamomile to offset the chai so I can sleep tonight. XD
  • 09:21 Braaaaaaaaaaains
  • 13:55 I think I've almost gotten the brew for the chai tea down. You def need a tablespoon per cup, not a teaspoon.
  • 15:08 @holyjezebel I'm of the impression that the teavana teas vastly underestimate amounts/brewing times on the packaging. YMMV, tho.
  • 15:10 I totally forgot how completely random Adam Sandler's Turkey Song is. Don't ask.
  • 15:16 WTF random mentions?
  • 16:18 @holyjezebel If it helps, I used a tablespoon/8oz and brewed it for a couple minutes more than the package. Was subtle not overpowering.
  • 16:20 Discovered program setting on camera. Never going back to auto.
  • 16:44 Douche brings gun to Obama town hall in AZ: I remember when Dubya arrested people for wearing the wrong shirt.
  • 17:06 Bouncy balls make it all better.
  • 19:29 I hate power blips. It's been storming a couple hours out here already, and almost stopped dinner. (lectric stove grrr)
  • 19:35 Yay new people. Hello, new people.
  • 19:40 @holyjezebel Obviously the answer to #howgoodisgod is 42.
  • 20:06 ARGH electric spikes meffed up my interbutt. D:
  • 20:07 #howgoodisgod The answer is 42, duh.
  • 23:30 Wow, twittenesis really works. Only it totes messes up the timestamps on my tweets. I think it might be on GMT.
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Aug. 17th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 01:55 I love random twitter following, really.
  • 19:02 I am the most boring person in the universe. XD
  • 00:03 I love tea. I'm drinking chamomile to offset the chai so I can sleep tonight. XD
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Jun. 29th, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 11:39 PETA is crazier than normal. They want to rename fish sea kittens.
  • 11:39 I would totally eat a sea kitten. Alton Brown has a kickass recipe for them.
  • 11:46 @cricket1212 All I have to do is eat a steak and they'll go running.
  • 14:07 Now I've got daily veggie tweets following me about thanks to the peta mention. Have I mentioned the auto-add things are creepy?
  • 14:11 @holyjezebel I don't have to follow back, thank bob. But el oh el on the following, yanno?
  • 14:17 @holyjezebel Thing is, I'm totally comfortable with the idea of having to kill, gut, skin, butcher, etc my own meats. Would just be messy.
  • 14:28 @holyjezebel Oh, I know. And this whole conversation is making me want to try and find venison again.
  • 20:53 Soooo.. I set foot in 25-man Naxx. Died 3 times. No lootz. D:
  • 21:00 I switched LoudTwitter to e-mail since I'm tired of ATOM. Here's hoping it works now.
  • 21:00 @holyjezebel I is jealous. I've always wanted to try it ever since Dad took up hunting again.
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22:03 @holyjezebel LOL

15:35 wants a snow day, dammit.

15:48 I'm still monkeying around with LoudTwitter.

16:49 I really want to get my hands on purple potatoes. I mean really.

18:00 D: stupid bratwurst

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May. 31st, 2009

Daily Twitterbomb!

  • 17:10 The DSi is working now!
  • 17:10 so great it went twice...
  • 18:36 @holyjezebel I'm still working on it. But the DSi Browser works great!
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Apr. 18th, 2009

OK guys and gals... who's up for a roadtrip to Toronto?

I so want to check out Agent Sandoval's Espresso Bar. (No, seriously, AND all the reviews I've tracked down pin it as way better than Starbuck's.)


It's not creepy or stalkerish AT ALL.

Blame fantasmabob

Apr. 15th, 2009

Happy Tax Day

Happy Tax Day, USians. I hope your refunds are generous and any debt you owe turns out to be small.

Don't look at me, I filed mine back in January and I've had my refunds for a while now.

I've been following all the teabagging the conservatives are doing and I'm still slightly boggled. First they're protesting how much in taxes people are paying because of Obama which A -- doesn't make sense because the 2009 returns are using tax law from Bush's term in office and B-- part of the stimulus package involves resetting taxes on the richest segment of the population to Clinton-level amounts and giving working families credits. Seriously, cry moar people who are earning six figures. You are not middle-class America. Median income in this country is still around 30K a year so suck it up and deal. I was even watching in bemusement as the teabaggers complained about how the richest people pay the most in taxes. They cited something like the richest 5%, who make 22% of the money and pay 60% of the taxes or something like that, are being taxed unfairly and we should make people who traditionally get out of paying taxes (who are, btw, BELOW THE POVERTY LINE) pay taxes too... I love how people who identify as extremely conservative think this is logical. I mean, I KNOW that most people who identify as conservative live upper-middle to upper class lives, have been for the most part insulated from people who are median-income-to-poor, and have never really made much use of government services beyond the ones like public schooling and the benefits of things like government-sponsored research. They forget the immense scope and reach of government programs-- programs which I often hear the Fox News talking heads bleat about expanding somehow without raising taxes.

I mean, the conservative whine makes no sense when you put it in perspective: Ok, so imagine if you had a hundred cookies and a hundred people.. five of those guys have 22 of the cookies, leaving the other 95 guys to make due with the other 78 cookies, and yet it's not fair for those five guys to have to share even if it means a pretty good number of people will not get cookies at all. In fact, the guys who only managed to score a few crumbs should have to give their crumbs over to the great cookie-tax person and stop making those five guys with their ~4 cookies each stop having to share a couple of their cookies with the guys who got none.

OK, you say, but the teabagging is not about taxes-- now it's about the stimulus bill. Because nobody in Congress read the stimulus package and therefore it's not fair.


Congress wrote the stimulus package. In fact, Congress writes all the laws about taxes. Deciding to get pissy because you lost the election is not going to change the fact that Obama didn't write this stimulus you don't like, and it's not going to change the fact that people were begging for another stimulus back in January/February. Obama signed it, but he didn't write it. I remember the drama in February when the two houses of Congress were not in agreement about the bill, etc. If you really want to get pissy at someone, get psisy at all the people who voted to deregulate, to remove government oversight from big business and encourage monopolies, and thus leave us open to the dramatic screwup that led to the current recession.

And if your Congressperson couldn't be arsed to read the bill before voting on it, don't blame the President. Blame the moron who couldn't be arsed to read the bill.

I mean.. dude.


Apparently we'll see season two sometime soon as well. The whole series on legit DVD so I can enjoy it on my comfy couch instead of crowding around the computer screen? Can I get a HELL YEAH?

Apr. 13th, 2009

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Poetry Month - How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual

I managed to complete a draft lit review in about four hours. Finding sources was rough, let me tell you. I think it's pretty okay. Functional, not pretty, but okay.

I'm currently sold on Dreamwidth and I'm going to get me an account there when the open beta hits.. sooner if I can score me a code. I like the features and the plans for it and the outright transparency.. I can tell that even if I don't agree with a decision made by the staff, it will at least have a decent reason why. Considering the business manager wrote "the book" on why advertising on social networking sites doesn't work, I think it'll stick by the promise to be ad-free. It's like LJ before the corporate sellout and with people intent in actually seeing it through.

I'll have to make me a big migration post thing for later.

I'm not sure if I'm going to transfer old stuff or not. I might leave the stuff I've left online from the LJ days and the newer stuff remain at IJ and just begin fresher. I might eventually repost some old material, but I think I'd like to do it in my own time rather than just batch-port everything, even though Dreamwidth does have a functioning internal batch-port utility for LJ-based journals.

I've had some kind of online journal thing since I turned 18, and I've been on the LJ-types since 20. I'm 25 now.. I think I'm probably about due to start over with journaling a bit. (Though sometimes I think about going waaaaaaaay back to the journals I kept when I was a melodramatic 18 year old and laughing my ass off at how stupid I was back then.)

I don't plan on a seed account, though. It's priced at what 4 years of paid-premium would cost, and if I like the place as much as I think I will I'll probably be there for at least four years, but eh. Smaller chunks. Plus, the duo in charge actually explained out the costs and how the pricing works to subsidize the site, so I'm not bitter about doing the reccuring payments thing. (they're going to revamp memories! And they're going to let you do scheduled posts like Wordpress and them do! ZOMG!)

Anyway, here's an update in April so here's a poem. I gotta add this to the list of stuff to subject my teenagers to.

How to Read a Poem: Beginner's Manual           
by Pamela Spiro Wagner

First, forget everything you have learned,
that poetry is difficult,
that it cannot be appreciated by the likes of you,
with your high school equivalency diploma,
your steel-tipped boots,
or your white-collar misunderstandings.

Do not assume meanings hidden from you:
the best poems mean what they say and say it.

To read poetry requires only courage
enough to leap from the edge
and trust. 

Treat a poem like dirt,
humus rich and heavy from the garden.
Later it will become the fat tomatoes
and golden squash piled high upon your kitchen table.

Poetry demands surrender,
language saying what is true,
doing holy things to the ordinary.

Read just one poem a day.
Someday a book of poems may open in your hands
like a daffodil offering its cup
to the sun.

When you can name five poets
without including Bob Dylan,
when you exceed your quota
and don't even notice,
close this manual.

You can now read poetry.

Apr. 11th, 2009

I'm actually considering checking out Dreamwidth. It's another journaling site running a version of the LJ-code, but in this case they actually started mucking around with it and streamlined/changed features to be a bit more in tune with what people would actually like to do with it rather than just clone the operation. It's being run by a large group of people who are all former LJ staffers, which means they also would actually know what they're doing. (This is considered a minus from some people who had some bad experiences with the LJ staff.. but on the other hand, most of the people on Dreamwidth have been working with normal LJ clientèle for a long time and actually know the community in addition to the code, which was something Brad never really got.)

I'm also considering it since it looks like a lot of the people I've been sticking around LJ for are at least mirroring there (which they aren't doing on IJ) and, well, I just get restless and stuff. I'm probably going to wait and see what they're offering as far as account features, though. Since my IJ account is a perm one, it's not like it won't be waiting for me if a Dreamwidth adventure gets started and crashes. (I also fairly regularly back up my journal, so no worries about lost content.) [info]squeaky does a good job here, but I'm fickle and will probably cross-post to IJ if I do decide to have a Dreamwidth adventure.

This week-bit has been fun. Got some new lamps and a chair from IKEA, did a lot of re-organizing and cleaning out, and donated a ton of stuff to Goodwill so that it is out of my hair and hopefully into the hands of people who can get better use out of it. I also made Devil's Food cupcakes with homemade peanut butter icing since The Girl didn't want anything to do with the cream cheese icing I'd originally gotten for them. They are awesomely yummy but you do need to drink milk with them or you will end up with your jaws stuck shut.

Tomorrow I drive to the Great White North for Easter Lunch. I might bring cupcakes.

Apr. 8th, 2009

Poetry Month - The Miracle Workers

I'm stealing from [info]sams_cafe again. Shhhh don't tell.

BTW, click the link in the title for the megaupload of the audio file. I try to find an excuse to play it for my teenagers towards the end of the year, since they get to teach each other for a change that last week or two. It's a longish poem, so this time it's behind a cut.

The Miracle Workers
by Taylor Mali

Sunday nights I lie awake— )

Thoughts on the recent gay marriage allowings:

Iowa, you are rocking the universe right now. So are you, Vermont-- I bow to your legislative powers.

GG guys, keep up the good work. Every state that begins this process is one state closer to my finally being able to get married! (It just might even happen before I turn 30 at this rate! Awesome!)

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