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So, my roommate is a wonderful person with a lot of good qualities.  Understanding computers isn’t one of them.  We were talking about computers and how they work today, and she mentioned that she believes that the computer screen works because of Gremlins who hold up signs.  And laptops?  Laptops are run by anorexic gremlins holding up signs.

I love my roommate.
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In the little less than an hour left of 4 April, I thought I should mention this as I haven't seen it anywhere else.

On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assinated.  Now, this was shocking and tramatic for many people, but what is particuarily interesting is that he was killed a year to the hour after the end of his Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence speech.  He was very much opposed to the Vietnam "conflict", and this generated major outcry against him (including Time magazine calling the speech "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi," and the Washington Post declaring that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people").  The transcript, and audio file, of this speech can be found here.  If you choose to listen to it, be warned that it is about an hour long.

Now, when MLK was assinated, Robert Kennedy was campaning for President of the United States.  He arrived in Indiana and was told the news, hours before he was supposed to give a speech.  Police advised against making his apperance that night, but he chose to do so anyway.  Once on stage, Kennedy broke the news of MLK's death to a crowd that loved him dearly, and you can hear everyone go silent.  Kennedy spoke of what MLK's death would mean to the country, and to the people.  He included poetry, which I now give to you.

My favorite poet was Aeschylus.  He once wrote: "Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the aweful grace of God."

You can find the audio and full transcript of this speech here.
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So, it's almost one thirty in the morning, and I'm still at the library.  I'm not at the library because of anything that I have to get done; rather, I'm here because my friend is insane and needs company.
Apparently, just being at the library makes a person more productive (even if you never do anything else). 

So, because of a lack of wanting to read tiny text, I'm writing. Again.  This doesn't mean that I know where this section is going to fit in the Grand Scheme of things, of course.  That would be too easy.  Also, my computer is set to Australian time right now, as I have spent way too much time talking to [personal profile] desiredeffect.

For lack of any actual content, here's a link to Boromir's Invisible Phone icon/graphic thing.
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Terribly sorry for being so distracted recently, and for not posting more of Napkins. The reasons for this are many and rambling, and thus shall be
cut. )

So, to counteract all that emo, The Unbinding is a wonderful serial novel, which raises some interesting questions on what exactly this age of internet means to the people who live in it.

Also, Laid by James. Amusing song, so please take and enjoy.

(more napkins up later, I promise)

(also, Clay, I had a question about something for the WL fanfiction comm, how would you prefer I ask it?)
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SNOW! Again!

It had gotten into the 40's and high 30's, but today, it's snowing again.  Go figure, the one day when I don't have my gloves.

If it sticks, there will be pictures later on.
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RL Stuff )

Hugs, please?
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Me, do something productive?  Sorry, you've stopped by the wrong journal.  Please turn around and try again.  Better yet, as the away message goes:

    "Beep!  We're sorry, we had difficulties in connecting you to the user you desire.  Please rotate your computer 90 degrees and try again.  Thank you, and have a great day!"

If you just read all that (or even if you didn't), as a thank you, please visit this link, which is to a clip from the movie Peter's Friends, in which the group sings The Way You Look Tonight (<--leads to Sendspace with Frank Sinatra's amazing version).

Also, Mary Sue Talking Cats and Guy Love from Scrubs (which I can't hear with out thinking of the Whose Line guys, but maybe I'm just weird).
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My cat is defective and can't kill mice. *cries*  I've never had a cat unable to kill mice before, it's highly odd.

ETA: My roommates and I are now having a mini culture war over the mice.  Damn yankees.
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Blog for Choice Day - January 22, 2007

It's Blog for Choice Day, meaning that Pro-Choicer's have been asked to share why they are Pro-Choice.

Yes, I'm writing this as I go along, so my thoughts aren't very put together, for that I apologize. Here, have stuff to make up for it.

First, Music.  Sex Changes by the Dresden Dolls.

Also, Slash, yay!
Untitled Jeeves/Wooster correspondence fic by [personal profile] puritybrown , Part 1 and Part 2. In this, Jeeves as gone, and Wooster wants to know why.

Jeeves and the Blessed Indiscretion by shalott, in which Jeeves has issues, Wooster jumps to conclusions, and no one was prostate in the hall.

I would give things from other fandoms, but all I've really read today and most of yesterday is Jeeves and Wooster fics. For those who haven't seen this loverly piece of Laurie and Fry interaction, the first episode can be found starting here.

Additionally, if you could find it in you to remind my brain that it does not need another RPS pairing, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.


Jan. 11th, 2007 04:28 am
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oh god. My roommate (male) set mouse traps while I was away. I just got back today, and just now one of the traps went off. There's a dead mouse in my kitchen. I was right there, so it was twitching and everything! TRAVIS! Get your butt back here and move the dead mouse out of the kitchen!
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Just saw Donnie Darko. Loved it. Laughed at Frank so much. Fell in love with Gary Jules "Mad World". Was amused that Drew Barrymore had her own makeup artist and hair stylist. Wished for more infro on Middlesex school, and why that physic discussion could have had the teacher fired.
Also, maybe there is fanfiction for how the rest of the town behaved after Donnie died. Will have to look into this.

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Brokeback mountain.
That's all right now.
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I haven't done much of anything really today.  Worked a bit, had subway for lunch.

Of great importance to report, though, is that Cas and I finally talked last night (the first time in many months).  I had almost forgotten how nice it is to talk to someone that knows me as well as she does.  She's the sweetest thing, more devil than angel, but that's what I like about her.

Anyway, she's sorta broken up with her boyfriend, who may or may not have been the "one".  I say he's not because if he was, he wouldn't have done such a stupid thing such as breaking up with her.  She says it was more mutual, and therefore can be merely an extention of their combined stupidity, but I don't believe that for a second.  She can be slow sometimes, but never stupid.  Not my Cas.

I've been debating back and forth about friending a couple of those fabulous authors out there that have ljs.  I'm not really that much of a writter, and I'm not sure if it would be appropriate.  I'm more of the sqeeing fangirl, with less of the sqee.  I dunno.

Ooo, Honey dew melon.  Tastes delicous.  Nothing else going on, time to skiddo.
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