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My grandfather has passed on.

Cut for memories )
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[ profile] anoel shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
[ profile] antyureff puts apples in your razorblades
[ profile] caelieth devours the entire neighbourhood's Bank Manager's lunchbox
[ profile] birdlove puts fake eyeballs in your pumpkin
[ profile] desiredeffect summons the undead armies of [ profile] razberrycreme to steal your candy
[ profile] ginnekomiko calls [ profile] briyamineko84 to let them know the psycho killer's in the basement
[ profile] indybaggins buries [ profile] claireweasley at the crossroads with a gerbil through their heart
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[ profile] mizzmeow puts real eyeballs in your candy
[ profile] razberrycreme swoops on [ profile] makingamochrie and drains their brains
[ profile] sungreen70 tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
[ profile] the_empressar runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by [ profile] birdlove, wielding a sharpened sock
[ profile] xaritalee eats [ profile] desiredeffect's spicy, spicy brains.
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The illustrious President of the United States has issued another address from the oval office. The good news? 5700 troops should be home by Christmas, and 5 brigades should be back by next July. The bad news? Everything else.

Four pages, including, close to the end:

"Earlier this year, I received an e-mail from the family of Army Specialist Brandon Stout of Michigan. Brandon volunteered for the National Guard and was killed while serving in Baghdad.His family has suffered greatly. Yet in their sorrow, they see larger purpose. His wife, Audrey, says that Brandon felt called to serve and knew what he was fighting for. And his parents, Tracy and Jeff, wrote me this: We believe this is a war of good and evil, and we must win, even if it cost the life of our own son. Freedom is not free."

Only a Sith Speaks in Absolutes.

Oh, woe

Aug. 29th, 2007 01:45 pm
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For my computer is dead.  It is very sad.  It won't even start, and I must re-install Windows for it to work again.  I have the Geek Squad working on it now to back up all my music and documents, so I might even be able to, you know, be mostly like it was.  Hopefully.

BUT!  This means that I will likely not be on tomorrow, but maybe the day after (if the Windows XP disks arrive in the mail as their supposed to).

I'm not dead, tho, which is a good thing.

Hope you all are well.
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1. Leave me a comment saying something random, like the lyrics from your current favourite song, or your favourite kind of sandwich.Something random. Whatever you like.

2. I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.

3. Update your journal with the answers to the questions.

4. Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

1. What's your favorite drink, and what's a fond memory that goes along with it?
Non-alcoholic: Apple Juice. Man, I could drink that stuff always.
Alcoholic: Hmm, well, I actually haven't tried a whole lot, but probably a strawberry margarita. Mostly because it was the first alcoholic drink I had that I didn't hate, and because it was my step-mother that gave me my first sip while at a restaurant with a lot of the family. I remember being crowded into the back corner of the booth, and being surrounded by laughter.

2. What fandom have you been in that you've felt the strongest about? And why, if you think you know.
Well, again, I'm not quite sure what is meant by this. I read mostly Harry Potter fanfiction, and my favourite series is currently from the Zeta Project. But, as far as liking those I write about goes, Whose Line tops it out. Maybe because they're all ready fully formed, so I don't have to make them so much as reveal and discover them.

3. What's your favorite thing to buy in the little mart at a gas/petrol station?
Dude, Slurpees, totally. If not, than one of those little pie-pocket things that are very, very bad for you, but oh so delicious.

4. If you had to put Colin with someone other than Ryan, who would it be and why?
...Greg. Definitely Greg. Cause they're all ready so almost in love *cuddles them*

5. Ever read Ender's Game?
And nope, can't say I have. Will add it to my list of things to do, tho.
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Rubber is Bouncy
and like Blubber.
Colin isn't made that way
Ryan wouldn't bounce
If he was short
But since he's tall
It is moot.

Sport Shorts ride up
And make me blush

So I see that bouncing ball
I fall
And bounce
All the way down to you
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A lot of people on my flist are joining multiple journals, so, I'm

*shrugs* I don't really think that I'll be suspended anytime here soon, but, you know, just in case.  And mostly to keep up with those who are completely moving.
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How will you be suspended from LJ? by Anonymous LJ User
Years on LJ
Hours left until your suspension14
Your crimeBeing too beautiful to live.
Who reported youmakingamochrie
Your fateOne word: MySpace.

Noooooooooo! Not the MySpace! Anything but that! Sue, how could you?! *sobs*
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I shall be posting for Blogathon 2007.  For 24 hours, starting at 6am PDT, I shall stay awake and post every half hour or so on my new-just-for-this journal, [profile] bloging2007.  This new journal is so that anyone who doesn't really care, or want to follow, won't have their flists spammed with the minimum of 48 posts.  Of course, you are more than welcome to friend me (really!  please!), but you don't have to.  I promise not to really care either way.

Some of these posts will be story snippets, others will be random observations of Life, the Universe and Everything (including, but not limited to, a possible discussion on the merits of 42).

I hope to make them enjoyable, and not tedious, although with my sense of humor sometimes it really is both.  But, yeah, if I'm slow to do anything else tomorrow, this is why.

Peace out and such.
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Please, someone, be awake. And tell me no, that it's a no good, horrible bad idea and I should just forget all about it. Or watch, but not participate.

What am I talking about? The Blogathon 2007. Where you stay up for 24 hours, blogging every half hour. Obviously, I would make a separate journal for this, so as not to spam unnecessarily, but still.

And they want sponsors. And really, I've faced it, I'm horrible at finding people to give me money/money for something I've done. So, um, it really is a bad idea for me. But still! I sorta want to do it.

Why is no one online? Please, someone, talk me out of this.

ETA: I have made a new journal, just for blogging on the 28th. It's [ profile] bloging2007.
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So, this is supposed to be a debate, right? You know, to help people narrow down who should be president? What is up with CNN showing that clip? Bloody hell people. Get with the program all ready. There is a time and a place for this. And guess what, it's not during a debate.

You know, the debate wasn't really even officially a debate? The only real 'winner' was YouTube. So messed up. And people wonder why I'm never really happy about voting.
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Yay! I'm back!  Cause the DHL guy came today.  I professed my love, but he only laughed.  *tear*  Ah well.  In any case, *hugs interwebs and LJ* maybe it's a sign that when I do finally get online, LJ goes on the fritz.  Although, I really can't see how me being online would effect San Fransisco.  Or, at least, I hope my being online wouldn't effect San Fran.  Maybe.  Please?

*sigh* Paid account is expiring here soon.   I rather like some of the paid features, and will be sad to see them go, but am not willing to pay more money to Six Apart right about now.  Maybe later, if witch hunts don't return.  I dunno.  We'll see.

I cut my hair.   It's much more even now, and my neck is cooler, which is good.  Unfortunately, it's now too short for a pony tail again, but I think it looks a bit neater this way.  Shall have a roommate check the back in the morning to make sure it is all nice and even back there.

Um, that's really it.  Had muffins today, as Baking Roommate had free time and energy to make the nummy ones.   I love being her taste tester.

Uh, yeah.  I'm boring.  Sorry.  But, yay! onlineness!  and yay, LJ-ness.
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So, I posted on Friday, I think it was, that my power cord was basically caput, and that it wasn't really working.  Wonders of wonders, it did actually work again after that post, and said post was henceforth deleted.  Well, power cord is dead, again, and seems to be staying that way. Curses.  I have ordered a new one, which might be here tomorrow at the earliest (please, oh please let this be so), or Friday at the lastest.  *sigh*  I'll try to scan some things on flist, but as I currently have less than half an hour on my laptop, I would greatly appreciate it if you would link me to things you want me to see here.

*hugs*  Thank you all!  Hopefully I'll be back soon.
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Ask me a question, or a few questions.  Any question.  If I don't know the answer, I will try to find out.  I promise not to lie, but do retain my right to not answer anything too personal (like, uh, damn.  I can't think of anything right now.  Oh well, I'm sure there's something. maybe just my phone number; who knows).

So, shoo all ready!  Ask me!
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My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
Harry Potter joins a Beatles tribute band, as John Lennon at number twelve Grimmauld Place
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom
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Today was a good day.  My mother called and altered me that there are ripe Marionberries, blackberries, and currants just waiting for a willing stomach out at my Uncle Ray's place.  Well, it's not my house, nor my mother's, so I called my cousin Roger who has been taking care of the house, getting it ready for market (some of you may recall that my Uncle Ray passed on earlier in the year).  In the course of arranging for my roommate(s) and I to head over that way Wednesday or Thursday, I was invited to dinner.  Now, cousin Roger is technically my first cousin once removed, being the first cousin to my mother, and I've only really started to get to know him this past year.  I've been to his house a couple of times, but only for big family gatherings (you know, the type with more than twenty people all sitting around talking and eating, brought together because the weather is nice or something.  ok, so it's usually more like a birthday, a going away party, or a graduation celebration, but still).  I headed out there and was greeted not by Roger's son Adam (who graduated high school just a few weeks ago), but rather a random female that I guess they know from church, who is about Adam's age (I think).

It was an interesting, if simple, dinner.  Adam was rather quiet, I thought, but that's not really strange for this family.  Apparently, he's at that stage where he'd rather be in his room than out socializing with family.  Yeah, like I have no idea what that's like.  Dessert was the Marionberries and Blackberries, over angel food cake.  This is why going over today to pick berries wasn't possible; they had already been cleaned off by my mother and Roger.  Oh well, it's not like a day or so wait is going to kill me.  I mentioned having gone to A Night of Improv, and they were rather shocked.  Apparently, not only have they watched and liked the show, they rather consider the WL cast their heroes.  Well, um, ok.  Roger apparently likes Kathy Greenwood the best.  I personally believe that it's just because he's straight and she's the only female contestant for most of the seasons.  Before I left, they gave me a gallon bag of cherries (from one of the trees around), and I lent them my WL dvd's.  *sob*  I has no whose line right now.  It feels so, wrong.

Well, came home and shared cherries with my roommate that likes to bake (other one was busy climbing and jumping off the roof; something about too much energy).  She decided, at about quarter to nine in the evening, that it would be wonderful if we could make vegan tarts.  Of course, to make said vegan tarts, we first had to find a recipe.  And then go the store.  And buy hazelnut flour (I have no idea why this is important, but it apparently is).  While waiting for her to pick out the flour she wanted, I spotted, of all things, beet powder.

Now, I don't know if any of you have ever seen beet powder before.  If you haven't, it's hard to appreciate the colour, and the opacity of such a thing.  Mainly, I just liked the colour and was tempted (extremely tempted) to buy some to put in a glass jar in the kitchen, just because.  And then it hit me:  I can use this in Red Velvet Cake.  The thing about Red Velvet cake is that it typically shown today as a vibrant red, which is incredibly hard to reproduce.  Originally, the red tint to the cake came from using non-dutch processed cocoa powder and vinegar, which has since been recreated (and enhanced) mainly by red food colouring.  A LOT of red food colouring.  However, some chefs prefer to use beets to get the same colour, and this is what I'm thinking about trying.  All else, it would make for a rather interesting conversation with my older relatives.

So, day was going all right.  It was interesting, and filled with fruits.  And then I came home, watched the Colbert Report, and learned about this.  The Science of Gaydar.  Rather than being about our brains, and how they pick out random things from the aether, this is about physical traits that have a higher correlation of appearing when a person is gay.  You know, like the old adage about the fingers (in which a gay man would have a longer index female, while a gay ("butch", they clarified) female would have a longer ring finger) and other such things.  The interview itself on the Colbert Report rubbed me all kinds of wrong, but the article itself is slightly less offensive, I find.  The main thrust appears to be expounding on the believe that there are physical traits that can identify someone as a homosexual, as being homosexual is genetic.  Everything from finger prints to voice pitch to hair whorls, it seems, can give a person away.  I'm about as enthused about this as I was when I read about the doctor who said that women have no sexual orientation.

I am not convinced.  Perhaps is just that I like believing that some things can't be scientifically explained away, but really.  Correlation is not causation, and until something can be completely proved (not that I really understand why they're trying to prove this in the first place), I think I'm going to go back to pretending that this never happened and that there aren't going to a whole lot of people checking out people's hair and finger lengths after this.
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I haven't been up to much since Saturday and the WL guys (which I still am rather jazzed about).  Let's see, Sunday (Father's Day), I made a cake and called my father and step-father.  Actually visited the latter on Monday (would have visited the Father as well, but is rather difficult as he is on other side of country), and spent the night down there, which was nice.  It's rather interesting to try and sleep without a cat on the bed, as I've gotten rather used to it, and to having my movements hindered by said animal (who is currently by my feet, pinning more than half the blankets down, the bastard).  Came back home on Tuesday, and did some pokey stuff, made cookies, watched movies, whole thing of funness.

Movies I Watched Recently:

That's it for movies, really.  Although, I am acquiring more here soon, so yay more things to watch.  Have looked at craigslist more than I usually do, and found a cabin (for rent?) listed for a dollar.  Of course, said cabin is attached to the same land as the one the owner lives in, is only one room, has an outhouse and a lake at the bottom of the driveway, as well as being at least thirty miles outside of the city (not so bad, except that only around 20 of these are paved miles).  Then there's the place for rent (which has been posted every single day for the past week) which is something like $300 a month, internet and utilities all ready paid.  House has a pool, and a jacuzzi.  Draw back?  The person renting the "room" would have to live there with three guys, ages 22-42.  And I get the feeling that they're really looking for a female.  Yeah, uh, no.

*shrugs* As you can see, I'm really quite boring at the moment, which is why I haven't been updating really.  Alas.  Well, maybe the nice summer air will inspire me.

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So, I have a myspace that I hardly ever use because really, what's the point?  Well, on early sunday morning I left a comment on Greg Proop's myspace page, mentioning how the show rocked, I love his audibleproops, and would he please consider running for President?

This morning I awoke with an e-mail telling me that he and left me a comment on my myspace page.

Ok, so it's only eight words long.  The point is that he was there, and he commented, and called me baby.

Really, he did.  See for yourself.

I love myspace so much more now than I ever have before.
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