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Title: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 31 May 2008, 19:04
Fine okay whatever the people have spoken and that shit.

Today I got my iPod loaded with a bunch of songs, obsessively collected album artwork so that every song would have a purdy picture to go with it and replaced my external HDD which took a shit all over itself yesterday. Tonight I'm going to drive a friend of mine to and from the punk rock bar, the Manhattan Room, which is lamentably closing this weekend.

In all honesty, the last item is a damn shame. It was a great venue, it had a fantastic atmosphere, generally good sound, the people running it were smart and enthusiastic contributors to the local music scene and more importantly it was a great place to just go and hang out with punks, who are by and large some of the most fun people to drink with.

Ah well. One last concert tonight, and it oughta be a barn-burner.

Here's Tommy's original thoughts on the idea. Please look at 'em!

Quote from: Tommydski
This would require a certain amount of restraint and creative composure from everyone in order to work but I believe it could work and it would be a welcome addition to our little community. A blog thread would have to refrain from being self-indulgent or boring for it to be an acceptable entity. People would have to only post in it when they have something genuinely interesting that happened to them on a personal level. The focus would have to be on each post being an exercise in creative writing. Amusing, enlightening or informative posts would be welcome. Repetitive, self-serving and ultimately attention-seeking posts would not. This would require restraint on the parts of those who do not like the idea of a blog thread but as per usual they would have the opportunity to ignore it.

This has come to my attention after two weeks fraught with interest and having to re-tell the same story about ten times and wishing I could just post it somewhere and people could take an interest or not. A regular blog does not appeal to me and I notice that the other three forums that I frequent all have a blog thread without inspiring feelings of dread. It does work elsewhere, so I don't see why it couldn't work here.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread
Post by: yelley on 31 May 2008, 19:10
i just got a hairut so bad that i had to go back and ask for my money back. i asked for just below chin length with layers, side part. this is what i got.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2242/2540381448_51ee41b6b1.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2540381188_4a2f5c4f5a.jpg)
it's over 2 inches too short, mostly one length, except for the shorter part on one side because she cut it parted center. i feel like a trianglehead 80s movie extra. i am very unhappy.

also, i got a haircut because i am starting a new job on monday. i have to live in santa maria for a month for training (too far to go back to my apartment so i'm staying in a hotel) and i am worried about leaving jason alone for that long. i really do not want him to live off ramen noodles ad burger king for a month. the boy knows how to cook, but i don't think that he would cook balanced meals for just himself. and now i kind of feel like his mother...

i am excited about the new job though! since i got laid off a few weeks ago i was really worried that i wouldn't find another job soon enough and i would have another summer of unemployment like last year. i still have so much debt to pay off from those few months, and it was such a depressing time for me... i was so scared i'd have to repeat that!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread
Post by: tania on 31 May 2008, 19:35
my housemate's fish has been really sickly and on the verge of death for a really long time. he sits at the bottom of his bowl, doesn't eat, can barely move and has slowly faded from a reddish maroon colour to something resembling translucent white. nobody in the house knew what to do with it so today we decided it would be best to put it out of it's misery. we've never had to do anything like this before on account that fish usually just die on their own. she was really opposed to flushing it down the toilet because of the water treatment it would inevitably go through, so after a brief discussion we decided the best course of action would be to take it outside, dump out it's bowl and then crush it with a rock. after making our way outside we realized that in order to kill the fish as quickly as possible we'd have to make this a two-man job, in that one person dumps out the bowl while the other waits with the rock and just does the deed immediately after. that person ended up being me. even though this fish was really sickly and couldn't actually swim or do anything really, just seeing and hearing that tiny little body flop around and then being immediately turned to mush was one of the saddest and most pathetic things i've ever experienced. basically i hope i never have to kill any more little fish in my lifetime. awful.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 31 May 2008, 19:42
Tania, what exactly was wrong with flushing it? It would have likely died before it even got remotely near the water treatment facility.

I can't quite stop thinking about the 'Hat so I guess I'll just share some brief memories of the place.


God damn I'm going to miss this place.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread
Post by: KvP on 31 May 2008, 19:44
wooo blog

My mp3 player broke today. I have to endure 3 days without music.

Also I recently found out that one of my best friends has cancer (breast cancer, to be precise). She's apparently had it for as long as I've known her. Thankfully it's been in remission for awhile, but finding out sort of threw me for a loop. It makes sense, I suppose. She's different from me in just about every way, fearless and passionate and not interested in bullshit, while I'm timid and get caught up in little things. I could see how her personality could be explained by her brushes with death (she also served in the IDF, which she does not talk about, suffice to say that she has the same intolerance for glamourized and staged violence that I do for staged sexual violence). She does more things in a week than I do in 2 months. She also has a keen interest in me, which I do not understand. I've never really met anyone quite like her. Which makes the fact that she is leaving in a few months all the more distressing for me. She promises that she will keep in touch, but in my experience it's all too easy to underestimate the role that proximity plays in a friendship.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread
Post by: jhocking on 31 May 2008, 19:45
i am excited about the new job though! since i got laid off a few weeks ago i was really worried that i wouldn't find another job soon enough and i would have another summer of unemployment like last year. i still have so much debt to pay off from those few months, and it was such a depressing time for me... i was so scared i'd have to repeat that!

So what's the new job? I hope it's something cool!

I'm starting a new job Monday too, although the situation is different for me. For instance, I actually have a couple sources of income already, and I'm taking on this new freelance job in addition. The money will be very helpful right now though, since for the past few months I've just been buffeted by one huge bill after another. Most recently for example, I paid a couple thousand dollars for dental work, and I still need to go back to get more done. I really really wish I had dental insurance.

Anyway, the job should be interesting; I'll be programming Flash games for a kids-oriented website. Plus, I'm mostly going to be working remotely, and only need to go in a couple times a week for meetings.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 31 May 2008, 19:49
Thank God for Joe, otherwise this would just be a bunch of sad-sack cryin'.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 31 May 2008, 20:04
Sorry I worded that all wrong.

Guys, I have periodontitis and I'm not even 30 yet. Not only do I have to be extra vigilant for the rest of my life to make sure my teeth don't fall out, I've been hemhorraging cash on all the dentist's visits. And this is after the ton I owed in taxes, not to mention an extremely costly visit to the emergency room. Man, it's a damn good thing I just picked up another freelance job to help pay for all this.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread
Post by: yelley on 31 May 2008, 20:15
So what's the new job? I hope it's something cool!


well, it's pretty much the same job as i was supposed to have before; i'll be a food microbiologist for primus labs. it should be easy for me to pick it up, since i toured their lab facility and discovered that they use mostly the same food testing methods as my previous employer. considering that i wrote all the procedures for the last lab, one would think that i'd be quite good at them already. so of course i am extremely nervous. i'm going into a job where everyone expects me to know how to do everything already! even though technically i do know how to do it already... i'm still worried.

another good thing... the new lab facility, after i finish the training in santa maria of course, is less than 4 miles from my apartment! so now instead of scrambling to buy a new car, i am going to buy a bike and put that second car money towards paying off last summer's unemployment debt.

speaking of debt... i paid off one of my credit cards recently! i made one late payment last summer and my rate went up to 29%! i was making payments and getting nowhere... luckily i was able to use some of my severance pay to make that card go away. ^_^
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 31 May 2008, 20:28
Congrats joe and yelley on your job superiority!!

A rather odd event happened in my life.  Some random woman called me up and told me she had my class ring from back in high school.  See, this was some 4 years back that I lost it and I just assumed that it vanished entirely from the earth.  But no, her son found it in an air duct in a boarding school I've never been to, ever.  Weird.

(Not that I really care about my class ring now, except for nostalgia)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: yelley on 31 May 2008, 20:39
... you had never been there? that is really odd.

i lost my college class ring. for reals this time... i thought i lost it once before, but my friend found it in a bag of lime tostitos a week later. yep.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 31 May 2008, 20:53
The only things that are a bigger waste of money than class rings are varsity jackets. I bought the jacket for the school I went to in Egypt, and I never even wore the thing. Try as I might, I cannot recall why I thought it was so important to buy it. I think it might have something to do with Michael J Fox and Teenwolf.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Something Witty on 31 May 2008, 23:03
See, I never got mine, but I wish I had. Class Ring included. But then, I never actually graduated, so whatever. I do wish I had that fucking letter jacket, though. I'd never even wear it, except when meeting people who have, from my friends, built this image of me failing out of highschool, then college, then being jobless and almost homeless for over a year. Showing up in a letter jacket looking presentable would blow people's minds.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 31 May 2008, 23:10
Class of '08 at my school got their rings at the start of term and all 150 of them wear it with pride.

....wait, 'bout 10 are probably wearing it "ironically", I intend to do the same.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RedLion on 01 Jun 2008, 01:39
Class rings are such shit. After a few months they don't mean anything, and it's not like you can sell them.

Anyhow, I'm graduating on Friday, and I've just found out that I've got a 16,000 dollar scholarship to the college I'm attending for my vocal audition (500 some students auditioned; I won.) This is..I'm...wow. I guess I know I'm a good singer, but when something like this reinforces it, it shocks me, because I don't really think I'm that good. Further, thanks Professor David Cuthell at Georgetown University, a man I interviewed at length numerous times and is somewhat of a friend, it seems like two years from now I'll be participating in Georgetown's academic program where 20 students from colleges across the country live for a semester in a 17th century mansion on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, studying the Turkish language, culture, history and politics, and but mostly, extensive studies of regional events in Europe, the Caucasus and the Middle East, including week-long trips to Greece, France, Armenia, Israel and Syria.

So I'd say that on the whole, things are going in a pretty bright direction at the moment. It's been awhile since I've felt this outright jubilant.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Thaes on 01 Jun 2008, 01:58
I graduated from high school yesterday. Yay me!

We had wondrous (and financially beneficial) festivities, followed by drunken shenanigans in the streets of Tampere. It was fantastically amazing.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jun 2008, 02:49
This thread was a terrible idea.

What's wrong with you people? Don't you all got blogs?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 01 Jun 2008, 05:30
Oh I forgot to mention the interesting walk to and from the barber yesterday. First off, the way there is down the street Wrigley Field is on, and just my luck a game let out right before I strolled past. The street was choked with people milling about, and a couple people even attempted to high-five me (nope sorry dude.) Also, it was hot. aargh

The walk back was much more pleasant, mostly because of the cute girl who needed help moving a dresser. I'm walking along and randomly someone down a side street calls out. There's a girl standing there with a small dresser, needing help carrying it down the block to her house. So I help her, along the way we chat, and afterward I go the rest of the way home in a good mood. I didn't even bother to ask her name, which was rude I suppose.


@redlion: That is quite a bit of money they are giving you. sweet
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Jun 2008, 06:06
I have had a pretty fun weekend, guys!

Yesterday we had a little Flickr meetup at my cafe - another of our members (Gary) is leaving us to become a staff photographer at Daydream Island, so some of us met for coffee to say good luck. I am glad I went! Whilst drinking our coffees, Gary taught me how to the full manual settings on my camera, and how to use the flash properly to light my baking shots. We took pictures of coffee, and water glasses, and water pouring into glasses, and people's keyrings. Hooray!

After that I went to work, where we had a very nice little duo playing guitars in a sort of Ben Kwellerish way. It was a lovely night, the customers all seemed very happy! Also we have a new guy in the kitchen, he is a big bikie sort of fellow who seems to have taken a shine to me. It is nice to have someone to talk to! All of the other staff are a bit anti-nerd and into drinking themselves into oblivion, and it is hard to carry on a conversation when all I have to talk about are my photos and my Internet groups. I hope the new guy stays! He brightens up the night for me.

Today I went to a coffee festival just down the road from my place! They have it every year and it is awesome fun - it is a strip filled with indie coffee shops and handmade clothing stores, and everyone gets out and has street markets and DJs and crazy people in ridiculous clothing.

I met up with some people from Flickr again, and we had a great time! Whilst we were there I ran into my fabulously gay hairdresser, who grabbed my arm, ran his fingers through my hair and said "Wow, your hair looks great," then looked past me to where my boyfriend Matt was standing, perplexed. He honestly pushed me aside in his haste to shake hands with Matt. I tried not to laugh when Matt looked terribly embarrassed.

So anyway, I got lots of fun pictures! I also played with some settings on my camera that I hadn't fiddled with before, and got some, um, interesting results? I will post some up shortly.

EDIT: Here are some photos!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2056/2541613572_a886da1f6e_m.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2156/2540868787_91ed0a27b0_m.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2220/2540868801_fd9174a215_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2541830802_88312be28f_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: morca007 on 01 Jun 2008, 07:12
Goddamnit, I have just confirmed my end-of-term-nocturnalism theory. By the end of every term I have fully transferred to nocturnal sleep patterns. Held off slightly longer this time, but it is 7:11 am, and I am only now considering sleep.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Jun 2008, 08:30
Oh fuck I can't stop myself. . (I actually kind of got on the forum thinking it'd be good if someone made the blog thread because I have something to say and that'd be a good place to put it so...)

Dear people in America:

How the fuck aren't every single one of you way fatter? I mean let's not get into jokey "hurr hurr all Americans are fat and lazy and stupid" jokes, I'm really being serious.

I went to a market this afternoon and while we were there me and my girlfriend stopped off in a store that imports American and English chocolate/candy/junk food. Holy crap just the sheer depth of different varieties of all of the horrible foods is truly amazing. I honestly think I'd be 300lbs if I lived in America. As it stands I bought a big Hershey's bar, a bunch of Pop Tarts, some Jolly Ranchers and some other assorted stuff, and that's not even half of what I could've gotten but made myself put back on the shelf (I'm totally stocking up on Reese's Cups next time). I had a pretty unhealthy day.

Actually, now I think about, I've been pretty bad for impulse control in general the past couple of weeks. I have spent an awful lot of money and I have no idea how much is in my account. I hope I don't get a rude shock when I go to fill my car up with fuel in the next few days and my card is rejected...
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 01 Jun 2008, 08:37
How the fuck aren't every single one of you way fatter?

The media imposing images of trim, tanned, and buff people as attractive, restraint, or in my case, metabolism.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jun 2008, 08:40
How the fuck aren't every single one of you way fatter?

I don't think it's just America.

I'm worried that people are going to think Tronnocon is a Fat Camp gathering or something.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 01 Jun 2008, 08:45
My mom just told me that she read the closest thing I have to a journal, then decided it would be a good idea to ask me about some of the stuff I wrote in it. Great work mom.

I was going to tell her about going to Tronno this morning but now I'm kinda pissed and I think I'll keep that from her as well. I know it's immature and not the best way to resolve the situation but I don't care.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jun 2008, 08:48
Tell her it's a Fat Camp gathering.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 01 Jun 2008, 08:55
She just apologized and gve me a big hug.

Now I feel bad about not saying anything.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Drill King on 01 Jun 2008, 08:59
Today is my mother's birthday. I made her a cake.

However! Her boyfriend of 7 years proposed to her, right in front of all of us, it was so sweet and clumsily said but really really nice.

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Jun 2008, 09:30
Today I met some German people who speak more English than I expected and who will be welcoming me into their home for several weeks and entrusting me with their children during the summer. This was exciting! I now have to decide if I want to go to the seaside with them (free holiday! Sunshine! Fluency in foreign language! Lots of small children to look after!) or honour a commitment made several months ago which is nevertheless merely a weekend in England. I am finding it much harder than you'd expect to make myself believe that it's an opportunity not to be missed, because (when is this not the case with teenagers?) the boy I am meant to be going to said weekend with is someone I'm very fond of.

But the really exciting part is that I'm going to Germany, whether or not I go to the seaside. And the flights are much cheaper than we'd thought, and my passport has arrived (it's inexplicably full of pictures of birds, presumably to make it hard to copy) so really things are going quite smoothly. Eeee! Holiday! Foreign places! Little children! I know most people wouldn't appreciate the last one but it's a major appeal for me.

Also today I dug four splinters out of my fingers. Four! There is not a finger on my right hand which was not injured in some way last week. I grated my index finger and thumb whilst trying to grate chocolate (and got blood in the chocolate), and then I fell into a gorse bush. My hand hurts.

Liz, won't your mum notice that you have disappeared to Toronto? Or do you in fact live in Toronto? I forget these things.

Drill, say happy birthday to your mum from the internets. Also congratulations. Sounds like she had a good day!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Aminal on 01 Jun 2008, 09:31
Hey blog thread, try this one on for size.

I'm in a strange mood and I feel like nothing I'll say here will come out right.  But I'm going to go ahead and try because other avenues have failed me.  My boyfriend's mother was diagnosed with cancer two weeks after I met her, which was New Year's 2007.  Everyone panicked, she went through treatment, it was shitty but as of October 2007, she was cancer-free.

Well, she starts radiation therapy tomorrow because now it's been detected in her bones and perhaps lymph nodes.  It's hard to be clear on the latter because everyone is, once again, panicking.  I am several hundred miles away and each day I talk to my boyfriend about 5 times and struggle to distract him from how terrified and helpless he feels.  These discussions are good for both of us, but I need to recharge and somehow, when I did post this in my blog a few days ago no one had anything to say.  One person replied, and I'm grateful she did.  The blog is usually how I keep in touch with my longtime friends from high school and college, people who are very close to me and we're very good about reading each other's posts and staying up to date.  The friend that I'd visited with for hours the day before couldn't be troubled to hit Reply and type a few words.

I know this is scary and people don't know what to say, but I wish they had said something.  Anything.  I feel like I screamed something out and it just echoed away into nothingness.  I'm scared, but I can be strong for my boyfriend and myself if I just feel like I'm not so alone.  But it's like I'm invisible all of a sudden!  Will someone just fucking acknowledge that this is happening?  That's all I need.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 01 Jun 2008, 09:35
Fucking friends, mirite? You'll be all "damn yo heavy shit is going down in my life right now!" and they'll be all "actually I'm pretty busy kthxbai."
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Jun 2008, 09:47
Cancer is terrifying, and I can see why it's even harder since you're miles and miles away. I believe that statistically people are increasingly likely to recover but that's not exactly very helpful when it's actually happening. I hope the radiation therapy goes well, that's a horrible thing to go through but anything's worth trying. Don't worry about your friends not being too helpful, they probably couldn't think of much to say or possibly didn't read it yet. It doesn't mean they don't care.

Chin up :-)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RedLion on 01 Jun 2008, 09:59
Cock.

A group of friends of mine are renting out a house for the summer; today they're having a housewarming party, so yesterday they were cleaning up the place (it's kind of a dump, in honesty) to make it somewhat presentable. I was helping them out. In the basement was a tank filled with gasoline, for unknown reasons. My friends Seth and Nate were attempting to bring it up the stairs. Nate happened to put his hand underneath the tank and right onto a mound of spider eggs, with the "mama" spider sitting on them, which shot up Nate's arm, so Nate of course dropped his end of the canister, causing Seth to drop his. The top of the tank broke off, and the basement was flooded with a dozen gallons of gasoline.

I stayed there until 4 in the morning helping them sop it up with this gas-absorbing sand stuff.

I showered for 45 minutes last night, but this morning I still smell like I just took a bath in a barrel of gas.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Jun 2008, 10:07
On the plus-side you have a hellof exciting story to tell.

I don't know how much use this'll be (since you aren't upholstery) but I found this (http://ot.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320263) which might help a little. Actually there are lots of sites that offer advice on how to get rid of gasoline odours. Yay for the internet I guess.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Jun 2008, 10:09
I moshed so fucking hard last night guys. I'm sad it's gone but at the same time it was fucking incredible. The last night there was as fun and as beautiful and as glorious and as tragic as any night I've ever been, but nestled in this kind of bliss that made it feel like it wouldn't ever end, that I would step out into the street and the Manhattan Room would come with me.

And I know, really, that it will. Every time a kid puts on a denim vest with a patch, every time someone plays a sloppy power chord and grins like it's the greatest noise in the world, every time that someone gets drunk on Calgary, every time that someone pulls someone else up in a mosh pit, every time there is so much as a millisecond of mutual recognition between two punks, every time that someone feels like they're a part of something and that it's great and that others must feel it too and so no-one can take it away from them, then that's the Manhattan Room.

The 'Hat is dead, motherfuckers. Long live the 'Hat.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: yelley on 01 Jun 2008, 10:34
This thread was a terrible idea.

What's wrong with you people? Don't you all got blogs?

i have a blog. it is for knitting and crocheting and other yarn endeavors. it is not a place for lamenting bad haircuts and worrying about my childish boyfriend's nutrition.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Rolling20s on 01 Jun 2008, 10:56
Doing some house-type work today. Mowing the lawn, cleaning, etc. The wife and I planted our garden yesterday. It's a little late in the season, but the weather has been a lot cooler lately, so hopefully our produce will, well, produce. We're trying to cut down on our food spending as much as possible, and the fresh veggies from the garden will help a lot in that regard.

Also, I'm spending some time setting up a web server for the first time. I've got a project that will, long-term, begin paying the bills so I can make it my full-time job. I've never set up a server or anything like that before, so it's bound to be interesting, especially once I get to the web design portion of the project.

Finally, I'm working on a D&D campaign. I haven't played in a few years, but the new 4th Edition rules come out at the end of this week, so some buddies and I will be getting together every Friday night to play. I've got the framework of the world mostly established, but I need to fill everything in. I've got until the beginning of July before we start, so that should be enough time to get things together and plant some good adventure hooks.

Anyway, off to mow!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 01 Jun 2008, 10:59
This thread was a terrible idea.

What's wrong with you people? Don't you all got blogs?

i have a blog. it is for knitting and crocheting and other yarn endeavors. it is not a place for lamenting bad haircuts and worrying about my childish boyfriend's nutrition.

I think he was joking.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 01 Jun 2008, 11:06
Johnny, I know the feeling! There was this little coffee shop place called Nighthawks that shut down 3 or so weeks ago. It didn't fit into the generic model of every cafe ever though. The interior was bare, stripped back, and terribly ugly. There wasn't really a ceiling, just the I-beams and the roof. The walls were painted a bright, cheap-warehouse yellow. The floor was a nice, smooth cement. Second hand couches were the norm. The owner always said it followed some post-modern architecture/interior design fad of the early 90's, but I think that was just a convenient excuse for being a hole in the wall.

But it wasn't only different in its decorations. The place was called Nighthawks for a reason--namely, it was only really open after 9 PM, and stayed open until Bryan, the owner, wanted to go to sleep. This usually averaged to about 3 am. There was a very small group of people that were pretty much always there. Occasionally you'd get a couple of new people, but on the large scale, it was this little community. I wrote an entire script there, a script I had performed several months later. I played my first show to a group of four people loafing on couches. Right after I broke up with my last girlfriend, I went there, and sullen, disgruntled, confused, and severly angry, I played the best game of Spades I had ever played. We talked about books and presidents. We sat outside on the curb, listening to the Chronic, chain smoking, and avoiding the owner's mother who was inside the building. I could go on and on--the place was very important to me, and at times, I spent more time there than I did at home.

It was shut down a few weeks ago, and for something completely asinine. I mentioned how there wasn't really a ceiling. Well, there wasn't any insulation at all either, and so Bryan had the landlord send someone in to fix this. Unfortunately, the landlord was kind of a cheap bastard and hired bottom line workers, and so the job was done completely wrong. The landlord said he would fix it, but this time at Bryan's expense. It would cost some 1500 dollars. As it was, the place was hardly making enough money to pay for the rent, let alone throw a spare 1500 dollars at something the landlord should have fixed last time.

Goodnight, nighthawks.
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Post by: Lines on 01 Jun 2008, 11:10
How the fuck aren't every single one of you way fatter? I mean let's not get into jokey "hurr hurr all Americans are fat and lazy and stupid" jokes, I'm really being serious.

We are, though. I'm pretty sure we're the fattest nation. But we have Reese Cups. It's hard not to get fat when you have the Delicious Wonder that is Reese Cups. I was genetically blessed with a shoddy metabolism, so that in addition to the crap food I eat makes me chubby. But I am working on this because I don't really like crap food and don't really like being chubby, so getting healthier is a priority once I get off of campus.

But for blogginess, last night I went to Semi Gloss, which is a semi-annual art show put together by students. I had a piece in it (second show ever!) and so did several of my friends. It was a good show! A lot of people showed up and there was live music and free cheap booze to keep people entertained. It was a good evening, even if it was unbearably hot in the building. And today, once I pull myself away from the internet, I'll be writing a paper on Diego Rivera. After this, next week I have one more paper due, one final, one critique, and one retake and then I am done with school. Hooray! Then my thesis show (well, my thesis with everyone else's thesis = thesis show) is the week after and then I graduate on the 14th. And then the week after is Tronnocon! Yay!

But then after my three weeks of happiness and excitement I come home to find a job that has some form of health insurance and hopefully dental. Because I will have none and I like being healthy.
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Post by: Lines on 01 Jun 2008, 11:24
It's because we don't like having high taxes, if I'm thinking correctly.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Jun 2008, 11:45
It's because we don't trust our government to be competent.

Which history supports, I think.
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Post by: tommydski on 01 Jun 2008, 11:47
Quote from: Ozymandias
The rich would rather use the poor's money to kill the poor in other countries rather than give other poor people healthcare.
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Post by: pi on 01 Jun 2008, 12:21
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Post by: thehollow on 01 Jun 2008, 12:31
I took my car in yesterday to get my winter tires taken off and the summer ones mounted and they told me that the summer ones were all cracked and unable to be used, something they apparently failed to notice when they took them off last fall. Now I have to spend $400 on new tires! I do not have this money, as I am poor and jobless. I was going to just relax and chill for a couple weeks or so before I started looking for a job but now I think I'll start looking tomorrow. But today is my birthday! Maybe I'll get some money from people, that'd be very helpful.
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Post by: KvP on 01 Jun 2008, 13:18
The dial that determines the AC temperature in my car broke off today. So until I track down a pair of needle-nose pliers I'll only be getting hot air in the car. Summer just started.

Hotttttttt.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Jun 2008, 13:42
Quote from: Ozymandias
The rich would rather use the poor's money to kill the poor in other countries rather than give other poor people healthcare.

No, that's what Linds said.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 01 Jun 2008, 15:34
America needs a slave underclass to support their weight.

Get on it America!

You got prime slave material sneaking into your country every day, use it.
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Post by: Johnny C on 01 Jun 2008, 15:46
No, that's what Linds said.

I think Tommy pulled what is commonly referred to as "FYP."
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 01 Jun 2008, 16:23
I need a cigarette, a vial of ketamine, three double g&t's and someone to make out with.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Jun 2008, 16:30
THIS IS MY BLOG POST

Guys, this week I've read every single Wigu and nearly all of Overcompensating.

I feel like Mr. Jeffery Rowland owes me something. Something intangible, but valuable.

THIS WAS MY BLOG POST.

I think Tommy pulled what is commonly referred to as "FYP."

Five Year Plan?
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Post by: Styles on 01 Jun 2008, 17:10
America needs a slave underclass to support their weight.

I wondered why people began referring to Blair as Bush's lap dog a while back.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 01 Jun 2008, 17:54
Oh man the discussion of haunts that got ruthlessly killed off is making me nostalgic, for I too have endured that mightiest of pains (for those who are into having your own little punk rock community, or what have you). Ralph's Corner Bar in Moorhead was killed off by the City of Moorhead because of Eminent Domain. (Fuck you, Moorhead, and fuck you, eminent domain [fucking condos])

The rock kids (and old hobos) transferred to the Great Northern brewery/bar/new venue but then the electric company turned off their power... the night the Hold Steady were to play, so that show got transferred to the basement of the local VFW. A lot of Jag was drunk that night.

But that really doesn't have that much to do with me. I work with refugee kids (ages 5-13) from Burundi and I'll be actually meeting some of them tomorrow so that I can befriend some and get interviews. I am fucking nervous. I don't want to be all "SO TELL ME ABOUT SEEING MURDERS AND SHIT? HOW WAS THAT?" (I tend to get blurt-happy when I'm nervous) so I think I'll try to just color with them or something where we won't have to talk at first.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Jun 2008, 20:21
Ralph's Corner Bar in Moorhead was killed off by the City of Moorhead because of Eminent Domain. (Fuck you, Moorhead, and fuck you, eminent domain [fucking condos])


I read this as City of Motorhead, and for a brief moment thought there was some kind of awesome motorhead theme park.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 01 Jun 2008, 20:36
I would gladly move to the City of Motorhead. Life would consist of rockin' and drinkin' and probably bonin'. I could live with that.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Jun 2008, 21:36
THIS IS MY BLOG POST

Guys, this week I've read every single Wigu and nearly all of Overcompensating.

I feel like Mr. Jeffery Rowland owes me something. Something intangible, but valuable.

THIS WAS MY BLOG POST.

Really, seeing as you just read about seven years worth of one man's several-times-weekly creative output for absolutely no charge whatsoever, I think perhaps it is you (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TO&Category_Code=TO-BOOKS) who (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TO&Category_Code=WIGU-ACCESSORIES) owes (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TO&Category_Code=WIGU-ART) Jeffery (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TO&Category_Code=WIGU-SHIRTS) Rowland (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TO&Category_Code=WIGU-HOODIES) something (http://www.topatoco.com/)
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Post by: Johnny C on 01 Jun 2008, 22:12
I would gladly move to the City of Motorhead.

It's located on Drinkin' Island.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Jun 2008, 22:28
Lemmy is the mayor, and in the parade he rides a chopper made of bones.
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Post by: Tom on 02 Jun 2008, 00:39
I could live with that.

Thomas More couldn't totally tangential utopia reference
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Post by: tommydski on 02 Jun 2008, 04:02
Guys, as you all know it's my birthday next week (June 12th) but I want to make an advance plea for calm in advance of the hysteria.

You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on my gift. Something simple will suffice. I already have a car, if you buy me another one I'm just going to have to figure out what to do with the old one. That would be you buying me a problem and nobody wants that. Here's some ideas to get you started. I could use some stocks and shares because for whatever reason I don't have any. Free air-miles would not go amiss because I travel a lot. For the girls, photos of yourself in a state of undress are always popular, they can be sent to my email rather than posted to my house. For the guys, use your initiative. Do I want to nail your girlfriend? How about making a little 'Bang my GF Free' card? Think outside the box.

Just a reminder, this isn't a compulsory gesture. If you don't send me anything, that definitely won't doom you to a year of unbearable passive-aggressive torture or anything.
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Post by: bob, just bob on 02 Jun 2008, 06:21
How about making a little 'Bang my GF Free' card? Think outside the box

how about a "nail someone else's girlfriend" card? I have a ton of those.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 02 Jun 2008, 09:42
Tommy will get the same picture I sent Darryl for his desktop background and he'll be god damn pleased with it, if he knows what's good for him.

Anyway, blog thread, I had a miserable weekend and was a total sad sack all Sunday because of it.

But I think that was just May doing its best to prepare me for a June that is inevitably going to be filled with more awesome than I should be able to handle.

Rachel and I are going to Chick-Fil-A today to eat massive and copious amounts of chicken.

I also discovered that CFA will deliver any order of $100 or more up to fifteen miles. Conclusion: I am having a chicken party. I am entirely fucking serious. I am going to have some people over and we are going to buy a disturbing amount of chicken.

Also, I am going to the Sox game tomorrow.

Then, corporate is taking my office out for beer and burgers and a Sox game next Thursday.

Well, blog thread, my life's pretty good. Commence jealousy.

P.S.: I also discovered that Dr. Mario is available for the Wii and Ninja Gaiden II comes out tomorrow.

Plus, I am having some people over to drink a couple gallons of sangria and play Mario Kart for the Wii. It worked Memorial Day weekend, it'll work again dammit.
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Post by: jodizzle on 02 Jun 2008, 17:57
Dear Blog Thread,

Yesterday Loxley was going to buy me a Wii!  But then we forgot.  I want to play Mario Kart, is it as awesome as it should be?  Also, I am excited because I am going to Sydney in 3 weekends, and I so rarely leave my house.  Hopefully the airport won't eat me.  I currently have a uterus, it is lame.

Jon I just noticed your sig, and I can't help but wonder why Darryl wants to dres sup as me.

This is a terrible blog post, I am sorry thread.  My life is kind of boring, I just wanted to participate.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Jun 2008, 21:36
Jodie I am pretty sure it was because of the photo meme we had a little while back about dressing up as other forumers. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Blog thread, I am getting an eye test tomorrow. It may seem weird but I kind of hope I "fail." I like glasses.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff28/beatonna/glasses-1.jpg)

Also, haircut maybe soon?

Also also, I think I'm becoming addicted to buying fancy sneakers, which is worrying because I already have an addiction to buying T-shirts. And crack. Sweet, sweet crack.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 02 Jun 2008, 22:24
It seems my plans to never pay for clothes again are well and truly coming into fruition. I just received a big carton of printed American Apparel t-shirts and undies to model for one of my old Flickr friends who is starting a new range in his street art/cartooning empire. They are hells of sexy!
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Post by: est on 02 Jun 2008, 23:08
So basically what you are saying is that they've sent you a box of underwear to take photos of yourself wearing?
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Post by: Johnny C on 02 Jun 2008, 23:16
So basically what you are saying is that Tommy has shipped himself to you in a cardboard box, purporting to be delicates?
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Post by: jodizzle on 02 Jun 2008, 23:40
No one sends me underwear to take photos of myself in.  Somehow, I feel dissapointed.

I have a much more awesome story now.  this afternoon we went to rent some movies.  And instead Loxley bought us a Wii and 4 games.  Hoorah!  now I have Mario Kart and Super Mario Galaxy!  But i wont be allowed to play them until Loxley is bored with his games!

Also, he is going to buy some things from ThinkGeek, and I asked him to get me the OMG PWNIES shirt if there was enough money left in our paypal.  He said he only would if Lunchy and I have hot hot makeouts when I go to Sydney.  Lunchy, you know what you have to do.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 03 Jun 2008, 00:02
I currently have a uterus, it is lame.

The word "currently" is rather eyebrow-raising in this context.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 03 Jun 2008, 00:38
Jodie is like Ranma 1/2 only significantly less dumb.

I think I need to bury my head in interesting fashion for a while. I'm tired of dressing like I did in high school (but with more colors). I think I'll hit up the thrift stores next week to find something interesting and wear a couple of new things for a while.

I do take umbrage with the trend in lookign good in fashion requires adding more clothes, though. I don't like more clothes. I prefer less. None, if practical.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Jun 2008, 02:42
I am totally up for that, Jodiepants!


Also yes. An Internet person I have never met sent me underwear. But guys, he also sent lots of t-shirts. And we have been Flickr friends for a couple of years now! So it is okay, I guess. At least, he will get to see my bottom, where the guy who gave me two years of Flickr Pro account doesn't. Cha-ching!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 03 Jun 2008, 06:57
Blog thread, I am getting an eye test tomorrow. It may seem weird but I kind of hope I "fail." I like glasses.

Also, haircut maybe soon?

Glasses and a haircut? Dovey, you just keep getting hotter and hotter. How do you do it?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 03 Jun 2008, 08:13
Jon I just noticed your sig, and I can't help but wonder why Darryl wants to dres sup as me.

Because Europeans are weird.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 03 Jun 2008, 09:20
 I graduated from high school yesterday!
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Post by: Eli on 03 Jun 2008, 09:26
My boyfriend and I got an '08 Honda Civic yesterday.
Tonight we're going to the REM concert. It's supposed to be an awesome show.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 03 Jun 2008, 10:23
I graduated from high school yesterday!

For some reason, I thought you were older.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 03 Jun 2008, 10:39
Kinda seems to be a theme of late.

"Wow...so-and-so is not as old as we thought they were!"
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Post by: ledhendrix on 03 Jun 2008, 11:10
Lets test that theory.

Its my 18th birthday tomorrow. I have a wide selection of fruit wines to sample which shall be fun. I also have some sloe gin which we made in 2000 for my 18th. I can sense some epic tastebud explosions going on tomorrow.
 Today i drove on this tiny single track backroad, which was not much fun at all as there were lambs running about everywhere trying to kill themselves on y wheels. Stupid lambs, stick to the grass.
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Post by: sean on 03 Jun 2008, 12:27
I for one thought led hendrix was about 19 or 20.

This has become a thing.
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Post by: jimbunny on 03 Jun 2008, 12:48
21! Just recently, actually. Last night I bought my first legal six-pack of beer. I hate that America's drinking age is so lame, but whatcha gonna do? At least the wait is finally over.

...stealing someone else's picture, because I'm too lazy to go take my own:
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk208/still_life_moves/080410Oberon01.jpg)

I'm not sure if Bell's exists outside of Michigan, but it's pretty good. At least, that's what my friends who are more accomplished beer snobs than I have said.

In other news, my summer job sucks. Seems like everyone else my age has summer jobs that are a) cool; or b) related to what they want to do in life; or at least c) well-paying. I'm stuck as a campus security bitch, walking around campus for eight hours of the day (pretty much any eight hours of the day except those during which I would normally be awake) to make sure that doors to all the buildings have not been absconded with and/or have been successfully locked by maintenance. At least now I have beer.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 03 Jun 2008, 12:58
So far I have received candy, books, cards and nudity for my birthday. I approve of all of these things, thanks a lot.

It's a good start but there's still about eight shopping days to go, so you've still got time.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 03 Jun 2008, 13:08
i'll give you a present if we are actually going to do the whole meeting-up-before-tronnocon-cause-anna-can't-go-to-tronnocon thing.
...maybe.
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Post by: waterloosunset on 03 Jun 2008, 13:16
waterloosunset's exams begin in a week tomorrow, and what is he doing? hanging out on QC
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Post by: waterloosunset on 03 Jun 2008, 13:21
also, i've passed the 100 post  mark!!! my e-penis just grew another inch
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Post by: pen on 03 Jun 2008, 15:20
In the past 24 hours, I have had a ton of Chick-Fil-A.  It was magical.  I also just received a buncha coupons in the mail for more which is even more awesome. 

It's fucking gorgeous outside today and I'm just so happy it's almost summer!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 03 Jun 2008, 17:29
Naw, the Internets would probably crumble into oblivion if you spent any less time posting.

Kind of like the movie Speed, except interesting
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Post by: Slick on 03 Jun 2008, 17:30
I have spent less time on the internet recently and accomplished more things.
Life is good.
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Post by: Johnny C on 03 Jun 2008, 17:40
Note: It is my birthday on Friday and, unlike Tommy, I haven't received shit.

I'd have publicized it but you should be aware that I expect you to know all manner of trivia about me and my life by now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Jun 2008, 17:51
I wondered what was happening with that trivia contest.
I have been researching. The Internet needs to give me more free stuff.

Hey Jens, it is totally A-okay what you do, because I do exactly the same thing. If you are in my house and you expect me to do anything you first have to wrench the keyboard from my fingers and slap me across the face pretty much. I have greeted guests to my place with a quick glance up from the screen and a "Hey come and see this thread." A couple of weeks ago one of my friends brought another friend over and when I looked up from my whining about how slowly my GBA emulator was running Pokemon, it was a really cute guy. Luckily we went out for dinner after that so I actually got a chance to talk to the cute guy. If I had been allowed to bring my laptop I probably would have hid behind it all night.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 03 Jun 2008, 18:04
I have been researching. The Internet needs to give me more free stuff.

It ain't free if you have to work for it, and stalking is hard work.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jeph on 03 Jun 2008, 18:26
man blogs are so two years ago

everybody is using Twitter now
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Post by: yelley on 03 Jun 2008, 19:32
i don't know of anyone using twitter except you, jeph...

dear qc blog,

things are going pretty well with my new job. it's kind of weird that i will soon have people under me, and that right now i am being trained by those people. i think that i will like it though, and i think that i will be able to contribute positively. it's always strange to start a new job where your duties are pretty much the same as your old job, except everything is done differently. details that were so painstakingly noted at my previous job are almost completely ignored here. i don't know how i feel about that... i thought some things were really important... but i guess maybe they aren't. i'm just going to assume that this company knows what they are doing. after all, their lab is still operational...

things aren't going so well with me living in santa maria though. i'm staying at a hotel with nothing but a microwave that isn't very good. there's an ihop next door... i've eaten there twice and all the waitstaff knows me already. awesome. and i'm having trouble sleeping at night. this bed is huge and i'm not used to being in a bed alone. it's too quiet here at night... i lie awake and toss around in the unbearable silence. at home i always move jason and roll him over so he'll stop snoring, but now i can't sleep without that noise. training is going well, but i just want to go home.

<3, yelley
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 03 Jun 2008, 20:10
Today in my German class, I opened a large german-english dictionary and found a peice of paer that said "If you are interested in Time Travel meet me last Thursday"
It was dated 28.05.08.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 03 Jun 2008, 20:25
Wasn't that in xkcd? Sounds like the kind of thing that would have been.

I found a similar note while on rounds locking up the study rooms in the Student Centre at three in the morning like six months ago. It is now stapled up behind the desk at work for all to see.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 03 Jun 2008, 20:41
dear blog thread,

i dislike having female roommates. especially ones that don't leave the damn apartment and have obnoxiously high-pitched voices.
now, you may say "anna, the simple solution would be for you to get away from them and do something more fun"
...and i would, but the weather prevents me from doing so.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 03 Jun 2008, 20:45
Man this is sweet weather. My roommate was irritating me last night so I biked to the park and read beneath a gazebo and listened to the rain.
Also my plants are getting watered!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 03 Jun 2008, 20:49
clearly your definition of sweet is very different from mine.
now, bike over here and bring me a pie.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 03 Jun 2008, 20:56
I didn't make pie today and I've yet to devise a water-proof covering for the milk crate on the back of my bike. I could use a plastic bag, but if I baked you a pie right now it'd melt it.

I am pretty much thrilled by all weather that isn't overly humid and hot. I just go to shit in that weather.


Today I played video games for the first time in a week or two, and realized why I stopped. I basically wasted like two weeks that I should have been productive during by spending my free time playing Heroes of Might and Magic III or baking pies. If I'd gotten a second job then I would not be broke now. I basically have no desire to play now, because I'd rather be gardening/baking/biking/working.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: B!shop on 04 Jun 2008, 00:42
I'm posting here again (third times a charm) because I'm delaying writing an essay due in twenty minutes.

And in a similar development, I learned that I may be able to defer my scholarship, meaning that if I so desire I may be able to defer from university for a semester. I now have twelve days (that's the deadline to pay for the next semester of my accomodation on campus) to decide if I want to do this. The fact I haven't payed attention to Uni at all this year says I probably should, but the more I think about it the more I don't want to. Hmm.
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Post by: thehollow on 04 Jun 2008, 01:02
So, I was at Savers earlier today and I was trying on a leather jacket they had, and a dead bat fell out of the sleeve.
I'm never shopping at Savers again.
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Post by: squawk on 04 Jun 2008, 02:11
I have the dumbest and most unhealthy habits ever. I fell asleep for three hours today and probably four separate times yesterday and today when I was trying to actually sleep for the night I realized that I hadn't eaten in twelve hours, so I got up and ate some seven-hour-old potstickers at 2 AM. They were still good. I still have to get up at 6, though, which means more passing out during the afternoon! Yay.

I am on my summer vacation (it is absurdly early for some reason) but I still have summer school until noon and oh my gosh I just had to kill a cockroach why was there a goddamn cockroach in my house I am not going to sleep anymore.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jun 2008, 07:07
i don't know of anyone using twitter except you, jeph...

Actually this is a good point, the only people I'm following on Twitter pretty much are bloggers and webcomic artists, nobody I even know in the "I know you on the Internet" sense... Sooooo

twitter.com/ddovey (http://twitter.com/ddovey)

Dear Blog Thread,

(sorta sad sack post ahead, bail out before it's too late)

Today I found out I had overdrawn on my savings account, and I found this out when I was trying to put money on my train card. I had to borrow the fare. I'm irresponsible.

Today I realised just how easily I could fail my course, and more or less fuck up everything I've worked for this past 12 months.

On the upside, I failed my eye test! Yay glasses!
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Post by: Liz on 04 Jun 2008, 07:11
Dovey, did you ever find the new Death Cab for Cutie album?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jun 2008, 07:13
Nah, but it's actually officially out now, so I think I might just buy it.

(http://www.blakeneymanor.com/images/carryon/shock.jpg)
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Post by: Liz on 04 Jun 2008, 07:13
Okay, because I found it and was going to give you the link. But I suppose one of us should actually buy the CD.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Jun 2008, 07:27
The cute beardy guy squinted as he handed over the money for his coffee. "Hey," he said slowly. "I know you. Don't you have a Flickr?"

"Oh." I blinked. "Y..yes...."

He grinned.

I twigged. "Oh! You must be in the Newcastle Hunter Valley group!"

"I just joined... had a quick look around." He couldn't believe it any more than I could.

"You really should... you really should come to one of our meetups," I blurted, filling the milk jug and calibrating the steam wand. The slight screech evened out to a steady swooshing as the full cream foamed. "They're a great bunch of people, our next meet is a sunset - I mean sunrise, on the 21st. Or. I forget. It's a Sunday. BBQ breakfast and champagne. They're a great bunch of people, fantastic."

I poured the milk evenly, swooshing a big love heart into the crema, popped a lid on and passed the coffee over. "Here's your flat white. Thanks!"

He bit his lip and smiled a sideways smile as he sauntered out of the shop.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Jun 2008, 07:36
Don't laugh, dude. I just about died on the spot.
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Post by: Rolling20s on 04 Jun 2008, 07:47
Wow, do I need a new job. Had a paycheck shorted by mistake a few weeks ago. The owner gave me another check to make up the shortfall and that check bounced.  :-o

Sort of the icing on a rotting cake, if you get my drift. So I'm looking around for something else. 9-5 is good for me, and a little more pay wouldn't be bad. Anyway, I'm sick of retail, I know that much.
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Post by: tania on 04 Jun 2008, 08:01
the theme of the week here in guelph has been "sunny with spontaneous thunderstorms". i haven't formed an opinion on it yet.

the one i remember most took place on monday, really suddenly. for the duration of the day it had been absolutely clear and sunny. i have these two friends that i walk home with from work every day, and as we left the university this huge black cloud very suddenly ascended in the shape of a massive tunnel and i remember thinking "oh that's so pretty" followed immediately by "hey, i bet this is the sort of thing people see and think right before they die." not even five seconds after that thought crossed my mind there were these blinding flashes of lighting one after another followed by thunder so loud i thought my ears were going to explode and the sky completely opened up with rain and hail everywhere. we were somewhere in the middle of the road at this point and ran into the nearest building, a food bank, pounding on the door and screaming for someone to let us in. luckily the storm lasted only about half an hour and immediately after the sky cleared up and it was as though nothing had happened. really amazing.

the other thing that may or may not make this story more depressing was that the first thing i did when it started raining, without thinking, was take off my sweater and wrap my ipod in it because i was more concerned with the well-being of my ipod than myself. i'm kind of poor so maybe that makes sense.
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Post by: Peet on 04 Jun 2008, 08:12
...calibrating the steam wand...The slight screech...as the full cream foamed.

He bit his lip and smiled a sideways smile as he sauntered out of the shop
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Post by: B!shop on 04 Jun 2008, 08:47
Should be in bed but I'm watching House.

I feel this is an acceptable trade off.
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Post by: Slick on 04 Jun 2008, 08:49
The cute beardy guy squinted as he handed over the money for his coffee. "Hey," he said slowly. "I know you. Don't you have a Flickr?"

That is pretty sweet Ally, but I still think that the stranger in my home recognizing me from faux-porn is better.
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Post by: tania on 04 Jun 2008, 09:07
a girl i didn't know recognized me from livejournal once, which was pretty fucking weird considering i barely update that anymore and almost never have photos of myself in there. she got really excited and i just sort of shrugged and said thanks which was maybe kind of rude but come on i don't use the internet enough to be prepared for these kinds of situations.
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Post by: B!shop on 04 Jun 2008, 09:11
I can't say I've had any freaky internet stalkish moments, as far as I can remember.

I have had people that have recognised me because of the t-shirts I wear, seeing a lot of student performances and bitching in length about my flatmates before.

Although the last one doesn't really count, as I was actually telling that to the guy that remembered me. Although, now that I think about it, I wish someone had overheard and was inspired by my passionate, vitriolic rant.
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Post by: Cam on 04 Jun 2008, 09:40
As of today, It has been exactly one year since I quit smoking. 
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Post by: KharBevNor on 04 Jun 2008, 10:31
My boyfriends hot water tap exploded this morning whilst I was on the toilet, showering me with ice cold, electrified water under significant pressure and flooding the room. This occured twenty minutes before his mum was coming round.

I have kind of been rocking backwards and forwards chain-smoking all day.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 04 Jun 2008, 10:43
i haven't smoked a cigarette in a week.

i'm doing so fucking good.  :-D
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 04 Jun 2008, 10:48
School is out tomorrow. I am fit to explode with joy. Explosion results tomorrow. I will be finished with my Junior year in High school.
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Jun 2008, 11:17
This thread is actually pretty good so far, I've read everything on this page. Keep it up. The thread relies on us all being extra patient and nice to each other so let's try to keep it that way and maybe it can be more than an experiment.

Some of you might know that I am a big fan of a recording studio in Evanston, IL called Electrical Audio (http://www.electrical.com/). This studio represents an aesthetic that is now particularly rare within the music industry, mainstream or independent. The studio was built from the life-savings of a couple of punk rockers to be the ultimate analogue recording environment. You can record and mix an entire album to magnetic tape for a few hundred dollars and it will sound amazing. Practically all my favourite records of the last ten years were recorded in this studio. If you see a record bearing the legend 'Recorded at Electrical Audio', it's almost certainly a good album and worth hearing. It's more than a studio, it's a microcosm of everything good and decent about the independent music community.

Electrical Audio also has an internet forum that has developed over the years. The people who frequent this forum are the staff of Electrical Audio itself, their friends and family and also many musicians, artists and recording engineers. These are some truly remarkable people and I hold that it is the most idyllic online musical community on the internet. People will bend over backwards to help you with practically anything, just to be nice. You can find folks to help you on just about any project you might be working on. If you happen to be in the same city or town as another forumite, you can be assured of their hospitality at the shortest notice. It's just a bunch of good, good people who happen to enjoy a particular avenue of music. I'm actually one of the youngest people on Electrical Audio and because I have been there since I was a teenager, most of the regulars can claim to have been at least partially responsible for who I am today. I never really clicked with my own family and I spent basically all of my youth drifting, trying to work out who I was as a person. Thanks to the kind words of patience and encouragement of these fine individuals, I feel like I have finally achieved happiness with who I am. Amazingly, as soon as this happened my life became so much easier. It's like everything has just floated into place all of a sudden and I'm enjoying myself to a truly embarrassing degree.

Yesterday, one of the staff of Electrical Audio asked me if I would like to take the responsibility of moderating their community forum. Interestingly, just a couple of months ago I quit the forum which I had been moderating on for two years because I felt disenfranchised from the movement which had spawned the forum. Since I don't particularly like moderating internet forums, I had to give this some serious thought. Eventually I concluded that it's such an honour to be asked that it would be churlish of me to refuse the offer to be part of the community which was such a massive inspiration to me over the many years I have been a member. I hope I can be of some service to this bastion of the independent music world, if only in some minor and largely inconsequential manner. While the QC Forums is populated by people who are my closest friends, EA is my family and I hope I don't let them down.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Jun 2008, 11:39
Woo, go Tommy! Internet responsibility is life-affirming  8-)

I just did some exciting finance-sorting (I'm still at an age where acting like a grown up can be fun) and I'm gutted to discover that my £38.00 tax return hasn't arrived yet. It's been at least a month since I sent off the form, I might have to go and ask my bank what's happened. It seems a little churlish when I just opened a savings bond of more than £3,000 but that is my university money, and the £38.00 was my summer holiday money. So I want it back.

In other news my grandfather is here. I haven't formed an opinion yet; we see him so seldom that I'm not sure whether I like him or not, although I'm inclined to dislike all visitors as a matter of course because they make me feel I have to wear proper clothes and be polite over breakfast.
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Post by: RedLion on 04 Jun 2008, 11:51
Speaking of smoking...

Three of my friends have bought (well, they're renting) a house for the summer. All of them have jobs, so they'll be spending a lot of their time doing that. But they're all pretty big ganj smokers, which is fine, but they've only had the place for 3 days, and every time I go over there to chill with them at night, I'm greeted by this cloud of smoke when I open the door. I don't smoke with them much, but just being in that house gives you a pretty massive contact high. My buddy Seth was using a fork as a roach clip, and when it was just about out, he Wu-tanged it--just shoved it in his mouth, chewed it and swallowed it.

Ironically, it's actually a really nice house. They've got cable,  5 bedrooms, and about 4 different TVs. No intranets though, which sucks for them.

By the end of the summer it's going to be a dump.
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Post by: jimbunny on 04 Jun 2008, 11:55
Hey, so I'm at work today and I get a call from my fiancee. She's heading up to a place just a few hours north of where I am right now to stay and take some summer classes, but was planning on taking the train. Until this morning, when she found out she had to drive, instead! So, she was able to stop off at campus for 45 minutes or so and see me! We walked around a bit (I was working--still am working, in fact--and walking around campus is basically what I do) and found an empty room (the band room) to sit and talk for a while (it didn't get THAT much more intimate than that) before she had to take off again. I'll probably see her next when we go up to northern Michigan for a while next month for a folk music festival.

Life was good to me today.
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Post by: jhocking on 04 Jun 2008, 13:00
I am a big fan of a recording studio in Evanston, IL called Electrical Audio (http://www.electrical.com/).

Where exactly in Evanston? Just curious.
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Jun 2008, 13:15
It is in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

More details here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evanston%2C_Illinois).
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Post by: jhocking on 04 Jun 2008, 13:27
I just looked up their address on their website, and at first I was confused because it sounded like west of me, not north (Evanston is north.) Then I looked it up on on a map and realized that yep, that's not Evanston, that's Logan Square. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Square,_Chicago)
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Jun 2008, 13:41
Apparently the original studio was in Evanston. My mistake!
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Post by: Eli on 04 Jun 2008, 14:51
I could not enjoy the Swervedriver show because of a girl

why do i even try
I saw them last month at the Marquis. It was amazing, especially since there were not a lot of people. I could actually see the band which is rare at most concerts because I'm so short. My boyfriend is a sucker for pictures of foot pedals and feet, but somebody yelled at him for having a camera which was weird because it was allowed. Everyone else was so mellow and unlike the other places where I've been to concerts, the place wasn't totally trashed afterwards.
We're going to see Boris there next month. I just got into them a couple months ago, but I'm excited to see them play.
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Post by: dennis on 04 Jun 2008, 15:48
Sorry I worded that all wrong.

Guys, I have periodontitis and I'm not even 30 yet. Not only do I have to be extra vigilant for the rest of my life to make sure my teeth don't fall out, I've been hemhorraging cash on all the dentist's visits. And this is after the ton I owed in taxes, not to mention an extremely costly visit to the emergency room. Man, it's a damn good thing I just picked up another freelance job to help pay for all this.
Hey, who's your dentist? I kind of need one in this town.

Dear Blog,

I am drinking out of a cool dragon mug and awaiting my 30th birthday.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2551567625_ef42c612e8_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/largeprimenumber/2551567625/)
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Jun 2008, 15:58
Dennis, there is no way you can be thirty.

There is just no goddamn way.
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Post by: CamusCanDo on 04 Jun 2008, 16:16
Today I bought a modded PSP slim.

OH MY GOD LOCO ROCO GUYS
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 Jun 2008, 16:23
Oh man you should also get Patapon.  That game is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick
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Post by: squawk on 04 Jun 2008, 16:25
Since summer started last week I have passed up the last five opportunities for a social life in favor of working on songs. I've been okay with this because results have been pretty sweet but today I am having extreme difficulties

poos
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Post by: morca007 on 04 Jun 2008, 16:41
Today I sit on the internet avoiding class I am unprepared for, tomorrow I regret this.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jun 2008, 17:39
I am a big fan of a recording studio in Evanston, IL called Electrical Audio (http://www.electrical.com/).

I was thinking of joining the EA forums the other day, mainly because it seems like a good place to get practical advice on recording and especially getting work in the recording industry, but from the bits I read it seems like a very hard community to really get into, and they're kind of insular. Is this true? Should I spend an awful long time lurking before trying to get into posting? Is it worth it in terms of helping me become a better engineer?

P.S; Oh shit EA got a Pro-Tools rig oh god the sky is falling
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Jun 2008, 18:21
The Tech Forum is invaluable. They will answer all and any sensible questions about recording.

The other more general forums can be overwhelming at first but once you get into the swing of things, it won't seem so bad. The trick is to maintain good humour. Chances are everyone hates everything you hold dear and they won't refrain from telling you at the drop of a hat. Ignore that and you'll be fine.
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Post by: muffy on 04 Jun 2008, 18:24
Speaking of smoking...

Three of my friends have bought (well, they're renting) a house for the summer. All of them have jobs, so they'll be spending a lot of their time doing that. But they're all pretty big ganj smokers, which is fine, but they've only had the place for 3 days, and every time I go over there to chill with them at night, I'm greeted by this cloud of smoke when I open the door. I don't smoke with them much, but just being in that house gives you a pretty massive contact high. My buddy Seth was using a fork as a roach clip, and when it was just about out, he Wu-tanged it--just shoved it in his mouth, chewed it and swallowed it.

Ironically, it's actually a really nice house. They've got cable,  5 bedrooms, and about 4 different TVs. No intranets though, which sucks for them.

By the end of the summer it's going to be a dump.

I live in a house of seasoned stoners (I'm not as enthusastic about it as them either) - it'll be fine, at some point they'll run out of money for weed, or their dealer will be out of town, and they'll suddenly feel incredibly restless and decide that all they want to do in their free time is clean as they realise how rank the place has become. Until they get hideously stoned again and it reverts back to its usual dump-like state again, that is...but it's saved me an awful lot of domestic duties  :-)

In other blog related stuff, I've just started another DJ residency in my hometown of Brighton which is awesome: I get to play whatever I'm in the mood to listen to, drink beer, chat to my mates and wander onto the beach and smoke and get paid at the end of it. I love my job.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 04 Jun 2008, 20:12
Subject : Fuck Yeah
Mood: ecstatic
Body: Fuck yeah Detroit won the Stanley Cup!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Jun 2008, 20:37
FUCK YEAH, THEY DID.  I wonder if I should go downtown and celebrate

p.s.
If I don't post at all tomorrow I may very well be in jail
p.p.s
saw horses on the way home, they are preparing for the riots
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 04 Jun 2008, 20:52
I can't, if I go downtown I'll get stabbed for not supporting the Predators.
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Post by: Johnny C on 04 Jun 2008, 22:42
Chances are everyone hates everything you hold dear and they won't refrain from telling you at the drop of a hat.

I combat this by finding what they love baffling. Seriously, Huey fucking Lewis?
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Post by: dennis on 04 Jun 2008, 23:10
Dennis, there is no way you can be thirty.

There is just no goddamn way.
You're right, Tommy. I won't be thirty for a few days yet.

Most people have already killed a man and governed a small town by the time they get to be my age.
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Post by: morca007 on 05 Jun 2008, 01:36
small town
That's the underachievers you're thinking of.

In other exciting news tonight I get to write a paper. Because of my penchant for sleeping through alarms, I plan on staying awake until I turn it in.
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Post by: supersheep on 05 Jun 2008, 04:54
Joe, is Logan Square a nice area?
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Post by: JimmyJazz on 05 Jun 2008, 06:07
Fists pounding. Angry screams. Name calling. Me storming out the door. A breakup? No, a meeting with my Biology teacher about my grade.F

Because of the insane amount of essays due this term/my job schedule and gigs with my band, I've kinda had to shove Biology off this term. 50-page essays on American war literature compared with world war literature are not fun. Anyway, I still handed in some assignments and studied for the tests, but didn't so so much labwork.

Then 2 weeks ago I realized I had an F. Freaking out, I did all the work on the labs I missed. Got F's on them anyway, total bullshit, 'cause he told us way back in August that there were no due dates for labs. My test average was a C, and after meeting with him I found out he completely forgot to grade half of one of my tests. He said he'll do that; I doubt it. My non-lab assignments have a 100% letter grade, so I dunno how the fuck that's not bringing up my overall percentage. Plus, I feel I did well on the final, but bet he'll throw that out the door too.

So after arguing with him angrily about this matter, I called him an incompetent jackass and stormed out the door. That won't help my grade either, I bet. So, since I've given my college permission to send grades home to my parents, I can expect a bitchfest when their A-grade student suddenly has disgraceful F for Biology. Luckily I'll be in Arizona by then, miles away from grades and college and stress and bullshit.
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Post by: B!shop on 05 Jun 2008, 06:29
I got complimented on my coffee making today.

As nice as it was, I was waiting for the guy to leave so I could jump in the air like an excited schoolgirl.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Jun 2008, 09:19
 I heard a pretty good argument once in the favor of ghosts existing. I don't necessarily support it, but it seems like a clever idea to me. The idea is that ghosts are real, and that they are the energy left over from the human who has died just floating around. Since energy cannot be destroyed, this seems a little bit possible.
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Post by: waterloosunset on 05 Jun 2008, 09:23
I got my school yearbook yesterday, and already miss the old days that ended 3 weeks ago

But thankfully, I got plenty of revising in today, so can relax this evening. woop!
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 05 Jun 2008, 10:29
School is out for summer. I am full of glee. I need to find a park with some swings now.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 05 Jun 2008, 11:40
I explained to her both Occam's Razor and Russell's Teapot*, none of which seemed to make them understand why I don't believe in ghosts. Finally, I got so annoyed I found a Lord of the Rings clip on youtube and said "Look! Hobbits! They are real!". They answered "but that's fake!", I said "prove they're not real then!" and she said "prove they are!". I asked her if she understood this was exactly the same situation as with her ghosts - and she said, "hobbits and ghosts aren't the same you idiot".

People sometimes make me mad with their sheer stupidity.

Ahahaha!  Some people just refuse to believe they may be wrong.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 05 Jun 2008, 11:50
Dear Blog Thread,

the cute barrista that i always flirt with moved away. now i have to order my lunch from her less attractive, less compitent coworkers.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Jun 2008, 11:58
I find irony in the misspelling of "competent."

That aside, since it's come up here, perhaps someone can explain the following phenomena to me:

I'm a skeptic as far as the idea of ghosts and such goes (I don't really believe in angry spirits floating about, but conversely I find it hard to swallow that consciousness is a fluke of nature that just kind of ceases to exist after eighty odd years). A few years ago, an ex of mine dragged me to a local cemetery with my camcorder and we went by said cemetery with it at around eleven at night. As we passed, odd lights and weird artifacts (In video terminology, an artifact is random static or flickering) showed up. The artifacts ONLY showed up through the camcorder's LCD, but not to the naked eye (I didn't think to check the viewfinder at the time). When we went home afterward, the artifacts were nowhere to be seen upon replaying the video.

I'd assume there's some sort of scientific rationale beside this, as judging by her idea to do it, there must be prior precedence for it. Anyone able to explain it to me?
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Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Jun 2008, 12:02
MiniDV handycam variety. Your basic consumer level film camera. I'm fully aware of things that can fuck with film and all, but the weirdest part of it is that it's never pulled the same thing on me before (And I've done plenty of night shooting) and it didn't actually record to the film (Which was the absolute weirdest part to me). Feel free to take this with a giant grain of salt, as I've got absolutely shit all to back it up other than my word.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 05 Jun 2008, 12:15
Heh, I guess I come across as equally stupid seeing as I refuse to believe in ghosts, but as long as the evidence shown to me consists of youtube videos only, I feel my case is justified. Show me a ghost, or hard, scientific proof that there's the slightest chance they may exist, and I'll start doubting.

I can't really give you physical proof, but I can give you anecdotal proof of sorts:

Last summer, some of my friends and I decided to go sit on top of the mausoleum in a graveyard on the outskirts of town, so we did.  While we were in there.  I saw an orb (which is some sort of manifestation of energy), we heard laughing and the sound of voices from on top of the hill, but we were the only people in the graveyard (however there were houses nearby, so that may have been the source), and we heard the sound of footsteps on the grass roughly a few feet away from us yet nothing moved.  One of our friends was sitting on the ground when he suddenly lapsed into a trance and went silent.  Dylan, the probably the most shamanistic of us assumed someone had "walked" through him and he had me help him do energy work on Tim.  It was strange.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 05 Jun 2008, 12:32
Yeah, I understand.  I've always been skeptical about their actual existence, but I like to think that energy can exist in such a way because it's more romantic and interesting than "You die and then that's it.  Afterwards is nothing."
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Jun 2008, 13:19
I have an MP3 player! This is super exciting! I've just transferred every CD I own onto it (that wasn't very hard, I only have ten) and now I'm listening to it and feeling all happy. It's probably very wrong to be so overjoyed at a material possession but it's a material possession that plays my favourite songs and lets me listen to the radio when I'm at college  8-)

In other news, we had a really interesting discussion in Law today. To be honest, it was actually mostly me and my teacher with a few contributions from two of my friends, and the rest of the class just sat and listened to us. I fear sometimes our talk goes over their heads (not because they're stupid, you understand, but because they think they are). Anyway we were having a debate about whether or not sex (as in the biological component of gender) was socially ascribed. My standpoint was no, because sex is dictated by whether you are born with a womb, vagina and ovaries, a penis, testes and whatever else guys have, or a combination thereof. I said that the thing that was ascribed was gender, and that in humans it's inherently connected to sex whilst in animals it can be more easily seperated. My teacher was quoting some feminist whose name might have been Julie (I can't remember) and saying that sex was also ascribed, but he didn't seem to be able to back it up very well.

I really love our Law lessons when we get talking like this. It sounds like I'm being arrogant when I say that one of the things I really love is having someone to talk to who's on the same or a higher intellectual level, and therefore they don't just concede for simplicity. I know perfectly well that I'm not all-knowing and I'm totally crap at most things, but when it's a subject I'm interested in and good at, I want to discuss it with someone who also knows what they're talking about.

Anyway the point of that ramble was to say that I have no idea why I was so grumpy this afternoon. I think it was lack of sleep and a really, really boring lesson on medieval German literature.
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Post by: Dissy on 05 Jun 2008, 13:27
Daer Blog Thread:

I'm sitting in class.  I'm bored.  And Tommy is making plans to kill Tania in Gabbly.  I think I'll ask out the cute (and only) girl in class today.

Oh, and Tommy still refuses to buy Jon a boob.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Jun 2008, 13:34
Jon can have mine, if he wants. As can Darryl.

Tell us if the girl says yes.

Man, I'm bored today. Must be an epidemic.
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Post by: jimbunny on 05 Jun 2008, 14:27
Today was an absolutely shit horrible day to be outside. On the plus side, I got to see a thunderstorm. Unfortunately, the storm failed to take the incredible humidity away with it. Gross.
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Post by: Cam on 05 Jun 2008, 16:51
I decided to step out side and take a break from the daily grind.  After picking up a delicious strawberry bar, I meandered over to a small garden/patio area that is always empty.  A strong wind swept the clouds through the air so rapidly that it painted a seemingly unnatural, surreal sky.  Occasionally, a ray would break through the shifting clouds to remind me that the sun still burned bright .  As I consumed my frozen treat, the sounds of a string quartet flowed my head phones.  For ten minutes, I was in a beautiful trance that made me happy to be alive.



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Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 05 Jun 2008, 17:42
Dear thread

I am sick with some chest cold right now.  The upside is I got to call into work and read some Transmetropolitan.  The downside is that as a 17-year-old who has smoked maybe 5 or 6 cigarettes in his lifetime, I feel like my lungs are cancerous and 50 years older.  I want to get out a damn sentence without having to sound like a sputtering car engine for two minutes beforehand.  Frustrating.  But hey man, I get to be in a crap lowlowlow budget moviefilm tomorrow as a chill drummer in a band.  I get like three lines.  I am just so goddamn excited, or I would be if I didn't think my lungs would try and vomit into my mouth if I expressed any of this excitement.

hey lungs 

fuck you
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Post by: Dissy on 05 Jun 2008, 19:10
Dear Blog Thread (and May):

She said Maybe.  She has plans this week(her birthday) and maybe next, but we are shooting for next.
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Post by: RobbieOC on 05 Jun 2008, 19:34
I have a strange and complicated history with people named Leah. I was just thinking about this a few minutes ago. Since this is a blog thread, I shall post my musings here.

There was a girl named Leah I knew in elementary school that I always had a crush on, but I was always too scared to talk to. Incidentally, we never really became friends because we never talked...

Then there was a girl named Leah that I met through friends, but on the internet. We started talking on AIM, and talked every night for like three years. We became about as good of friends as two people can be considering the type of relationship we had, and we both really liked each other, but nothing ever happened. We ran into each other once on accident, and talked for a few minutes, but yeah, nothing.

Then there was a girl I met at a party named Leah, and we started talking. She was really cute. And then the next monday we learned that we had a class together! So we started sitting next to each other and making jokes and stuff. Then we started hanging out a lot. Then we started making out a lot. Then she told me she didn't like me that way, so we stopped. We're still pretty good friends, but apparently we're just really good friends who occasionally make out, and that's it. Whatev.

So, today I went in to an employment agency, and the girl I talked to (who was really cute) was named Leah. And we basically flirted through the whole interview. So I'm considering calling the agency and asking her to have a drink or something when she gets off work. Just to see if she would be as interesting as the other Leahs I know... and to see if something might come out of it.

Is it weird that everyone I meet named Leah ends up being a weird and strange relationship? Or is it just a strange set of coincidences? You be the judge!
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Post by: imapiratearg on 05 Jun 2008, 20:39
Dear blog thread,

A couple days ago I bought some audio equipment.  It's pretty sweet.  I can make some nice-sounding recordings in my bedroom, now and I am super stoked.  I can do my music theory final project now!  Hooray!  I'm pretty positive it's the only one I have left to do.  My friend Ashley is all distraught because her boyfriend (who is currently in Wisconsin for the next five weeks) decided he was going to dump her (incidentally!) on the day one of her friends died.  So myself and one of her best friends drove an hour out to see her for like, a half and hour, and then I had to get the friend to an awards ceremony for my school.  Which I happened to win an award at, but I have no idea what it is because I didn't feel much like going since I found out about it at the very last minute.  I'll find out tomorrow.  Also, when  I was in town with my friends, we walked past some skateboarders, one of which said, loud enough for the three of us to hear, to his cohorts: "That kid looks like a little bitch in those pants." (Talking about me.)  It was really funny.  Mostly because I didn't care.  I ignored the cretins and went and got some bagel sandwiches.

Peoples, man, peoples.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Jun 2008, 21:50
Catching up with friends is always fun, especially when sushi is involved.

Turns out the guy that designed the Pringles can passed away on Wednesday
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Post by: CamusCanDo on 05 Jun 2008, 22:14
Blog thread,

Today I got offered a supervising position at my job for 5 days a week 6 hour days. 6am to 12pm, plus a $1.50-$2.00 pay increase.

I may just take it.

(I had rice Pringles today. Pringles made out of rice taste exactly the same as Pringles made out of potato)
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Post by: Johnny C on 05 Jun 2008, 23:41
Happy birthday to me, I guess.
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Post by: Storm Rider on 05 Jun 2008, 23:43
It's Johnny C's motherfucking birthday! He is pretty rad, guys. Basically, I give Johnny C's continued existence my full endorsement.

And no posting the Perry Bible Fellowship comic. That shit is played.
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Post by: jodizzle on 06 Jun 2008, 00:18
Hey guys!  Good news!  I have a job interview on Wednesday!  It would be good if I could remember what the job was exactly, but I think it is an admin kind of position involving a Broccoli and onion grower and distributer.  Apparently the only people who want to hire me are peole who are inconviniently located far from any sort of public transport.  Sigh.  Looks like I will have to face my fear and get my liscence at some point!  But that is not the point.  The point is, if I get this job they will have to wait until after my Sydney trip to have me.  because I want to have adventures.

but it means people are looking at me again!  Crap, lucky I didn't shave my head again yet.
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Post by: squawk on 06 Jun 2008, 00:43
Today after summer school some friends and I played Ocarina of Time and got really pissed at the stupid stupid Water Temple. After that some very dumb but incredibly fun hijinks ensued, involving magnets and styrofoam cups which led to the discovery of a large, rusty, abandoned fire extinguisher laying on its side in a parking lot. Now I am itchy. Yay summer.
Also I bought a hat, and found Tim Tams in World Market! Fuck yes!
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Post by: Tom on 06 Jun 2008, 01:50
I have no way to describe my day today. I got caught by year master for not being clean shaven and had to shave in the poorly illuminated 2nd floor bathroom with the aid of a very dull, scratched and graffiti-ed steel plate of a mirror, a BIC disposable razor and a 10c sized dollop of shaving foam. I accidentally cut myself a few times and bled for a while. I would have tried to take a little bit more care but when sir caught me I was already 10 minutes late for Physics. I've just gotten in trouble from mum for this, she says that I'm no better than your common high-school lout.

In Extension 1 English, we're studying the inter-textuality of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Apocalypse Now. I had two choices, watch Apocalypse Now during period 5 till 5 o'clock in the afternoon or watch it in class but the latter was going to happen anyway. My friend Olly and I had to go to German to ask our teacher, the head of the language department, if we could go and watch the movie instead of going to class she said yes so off we went. We'd (few other friends who were there) just got to finish watching the Ride of the Valkyries scene when one of the English teachers there told us that all year 11 cadets had to go and be at admin parade right now. So, we all went to our lockers got our jumpers, slouch hats, belts etc. and just stayed there for a while till the end of Admin parade and then went off to Q-store or the Risk Management lesson that all the Sergeants (of which I'm but one) had.

Yes, I live a boring life and there aren't may things I can do at my school for shits and giggles.
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Post by: tommydski on 06 Jun 2008, 04:57
Happy birthday to me, I guess.

Man. I thought we were tight, JC.

I'm not sure it's cool that your birthday is six days before mine. Everyone should be mentally preparing themselves for the day of worship that falls on June 12th and now they might be momentarily distracted by you completing another twelve month cycle. Not cool man.
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Post by: MadassAlex on 06 Jun 2008, 05:31
Over the last week or so I've come to terms with the fact that most of my friends are actually really shallow and short-sighted. It might sound really mean, but basically that is how the cookie-crumbles.

This is especially bad for one of my friends who is quite knowledgeable, but due to his stature and nerdy looks has little luck with women. It's compounded because he's quite quick to come to unfounded conclusions, particularly about women (an emotional defense mechanism?), yet wouldn't mind being stalked or similar. The guy's quite intelligent, but doesn't have either the interpersonal or intrapersonal intelligence to see that he'll end up isolating himself from the opposite sex forever if he doesn't drop the barriers.

The sad thing is, it's not really his fault. He never chose to be a socially-retarded bookworm with too much time for fantasy novels and miniature wargames. During his early school years, he was pretty much teased and picked on the most, making him somewhat subservient and vulnerable to further abuse. He kinda crawled into the safe shell of the alternate realities of fiction and video games. I did the same for similar reasons, but I was always more sociable and, when I came to high school, considered a quiet bookish guy (hah, how things change in a few short years) rather than a geek in hardcore denial about reality. Apparently, people find me funny. I guess that helps?

In any case, this guy never really pulled out. His family drives him hard when it comes to study, and his younger brother is possessive, highly judgmental and always has something to prove. The poor dude is basically under a barrage of emotional damage due to a combination of criticism, isolation, misunderstanding and culture bias, not to mention his own tendency to create a personality based on what he sees in anime and books rather than his own experience and values. At least I can be confident in his capacity to do well at school and earn a good living. The guy is honestly really cool sometimes, but his shortcomings are more obvious than his qualities which drives people that don't know him away really quickly.

Note that I'm not saying I hate the guy or that he'll never do blah blah blah. I just think it's really sad how a dude with so much potential is still as socially pigeon-holed as he is at almost 18 years of age.  i.e. he turns to the worlds of fantasy because he constantly faces total rejection by almost everything that is reality through no fault of his own.

I guess this post is a statement of discontent at the judgments people make and the true nature of counterculture? "Counterculture" is a good word here. This individual has taught me, over my years of friendship with him, that counterculture isn't really very cool or very sexy. It's actually very isolated and cruel. But the cool thing is, even if this guy's values are derived from unreality, they're his goddamned values, everyone else be damned. THAT is individualism, I suppose.

/raises glass

So here is to my friend, who is the coolest uncool person I've ever known. May he progress socially and make much money. Despite his shortcomings, he's a good friend and even if his tendencies piss me off sometimes, we've had good times and he's passively taught me some valuable lessons.
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Post by: jhocking on 06 Jun 2008, 06:23
Dear Blog Thread (and May):

She said Maybe.  She has plans this week(her birthday) and maybe next, but we are shooting for next.

Kudos for asking!
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Post by: Lines on 06 Jun 2008, 09:32
Hey blog thread. Today I probably did poorly on yet another Oceanography exam, but I don't feel too bad about it, because we got to fill out course evals for that class today and mine was rather scathing. That class was pretty shit for a 100 level class and I am glad I never have to see my professor ever again. (I was honest on my review, but that didn't mean I had to be nice. Also, I know there were a few other not nice reviews, which also makes me feel not so bad. Yay schadenfreude.) And later I'm meeting a friend for lunch and we're going to Wendy's and getting frosties because it is hotttttt.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Jun 2008, 10:06
i'm glad we have this thread. not that i'll ever have much to contribute because i am fairly boring but i like reading about your lives.

also, to keep on the topic of blogging: i fucked up yesterday and smoked a cigarette but i justify it because since i quit i have not been able to sleep for shit and it's been getting increasingly difficult to wake up for work in the morning. so i smoked one cigarette yesterday and i actually got to work ten minutes early today! oh well.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Jun 2008, 10:11
Happy birthday to me, I guess.

Man. I thought we were tight, JC.

I'm not sure it's cool that your birthday is six days before mine. Everyone should be mentally preparing themselves for the day of worship that falls on June 12th and now they might be momentarily distracted by you completing another twelve month cycle. Not cool man.

JC is tight man.  I don't actually believe in Tommy and therefore do not celebrate on June 12th.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 06 Jun 2008, 10:40
Hi Blog Thread!

I have wanted to post in this thread for a while now, but everything significant in my life recently has been too big and grand and wonderful to convey in an internet post, or at least, I have not until now decided to dedicate as much time to writing such a post as would be fitting for the subject matter.

In the last month, I have (not necessarily in this order):

Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in psychology
Turned 21 (finally!)
Seen the best live show of my life (Flaming Lips, pure magic)
Had the best sex of my life (repeatedly)
Had the most powerful spiritual/visionary drug experience of my life (I am starting a thread about this after I finish this post)

My life right now feels so incredibly rich and vibrant and wonderful that I find it hard to describe.  If, far in my future, I look back into my life and find that right now was the time when I was happiest, and that everything went downhill from here (which will not be true, the way things are looking), I will be OK with that, because right now is so impossibly good, and still in the process of getting better, that I feel absolutely no right to complain about life.  If I ever forget about that and end up bellyaching and carrying on about whatever suffering I might be undergo in the future, it will be my own fault and I will deserve whatever misery I bring upon myself by ruminating and dwelling upon whatever problems might arise.  I should know better than that now.
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Post by: pwhodges on 06 Jun 2008, 11:50
Long weekend away with friends - Friday and Monday.

Car overheaded after first 15 miles (topped up radiator and it was fine, but still need to find out why it needed it).  Then clutch linkage failed, and I drove the last 50 miles (including through one town) with no clutch.  I've done it before and am well practiced  :wink:.  Fortunately, I found this morning that the adjustment nuts had come loose, and simply vibrated to the end of the adjustment while I was on the motorway - it was a mere five minutes to find a spanner and fix it.

My wife wants to buy a new car, as this one is 14 years old; Yay!
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Post by: sean on 06 Jun 2008, 12:05
Dear Blog Thread,

I feel special. I was the first person (i think) to refer to the last blog thread as dear blog thread and other people do it too! I have started a cool new thing! Hooray!

Now onto more me things. I luckily did not fail my math class this year! I was oh so scared because I did really bad this last quarter and was probably gonna fail the exam. The way grading works is that there are 2 quarter grades and an exam grade for a semester. If you fail two of these grades, you fail the class. I luckily only failed the exam and passed the quarter so I do not have to take summer school. I also got a fucking A on my English exam, the hardest class I have ever taken. Which makes no sense since I got D's for both of my quarter grades.

Enough about grades, now I'm gonna talk about Maryland/DC/Virginia's fuck all weather, as Manda mentioned in the photothread. On Wednesday, at around four o'clock, everything goes to shit. It is all nice and stuff and then it's like a fucking hurricane hits or something within a matter of seconds. I was at work at a pool, but luckily it is indoor. However the power went out so the pool was operating on a generator. An old guy fell trying to leave the facility in the storm and cut his head really bad, so we had to care for him and call an ambulance and stuff. It was the first real emergency type thing I had been involved with there since I started working last year. 911 was really tied up though and it took us 15 minutes go get through! That seems really bad. Then later that night, right as we are about to close at 10:30, the pump room goes to shit. I don't know what went wrong, but one of the hot tubs would not fill up. The next day, my Mother and I had to fight through car accidents and busted traffic lights caused by the storm a day before to only find out that the pool was closed, presumably to the pump room problems. And my internet was out, so I spent the whole day playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas cause I couldn't chat and shit in Gabblebox. And I am out 6 hours of pay. Damnit.

That last paragraph is probably really incoherent, since I blather about so much shit. If anyone cares I will try and sort out anything confusing.

And happy birthday Johnny C! (thats twice now! i win!) (also this is the longest post I have ever written)
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Post by: RedLion on 06 Jun 2008, 13:14
Dearest Blogging Thread:

GRADUATION TONIGHT.

How lame does it make me that on the way to the rehearsal, I was listening to "School's Out" By this man?

(http://thenastyboys.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/cooper.jpg)
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Post by: Dissy on 06 Jun 2008, 13:15
Alice Cooper is pretty awesome, and listenin to his music is also a sign of awesomeness
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Post by: jhocking on 06 Jun 2008, 14:41
How lame does it make me that on the way to the rehearsal, I was listening to "School's Out" By this man?

I used to play that on the last day of school too.

My point here is that you are as lame as I am.
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Post by: tania on 06 Jun 2008, 16:05
it's over 30 degrees outside and i am lobster red and sunburned from being outside just buying groceries and all day except for that time i bought food i have been sitting in my underwear trying to work and praying for death. i really hope the rest of the summer isn't like this.
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Post by: tommydski on 06 Jun 2008, 16:20
I agree that nobody needs to see you in your underwear.
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Post by: tania on 06 Jun 2008, 17:37
i think you maybe need some new material dude. like, i have really short hair now, you could try making fun of that maybe?
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Post by: tommydski on 06 Jun 2008, 18:02
Girls can have short hair you sexist bitch.
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Post by: Kai on 06 Jun 2008, 18:18
it's over 30 degrees outside

summer

THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Jun 2008, 18:58
Degrees celcius. So around 85-90 degrees F.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Jun 2008, 20:03
Dear Blog Thread,

This morning I received a private message from one of the premier photographers in Newcastle, who runs a shop nearby and has contact with all our local pro photographers. He said he'd been checking out my photostream and that I had a fantastic eye, and he'd be disappointed if I didn't start going pro.
I am pretty much over the moon, and this has cemented the idea that I should look for a bigger better job when I get home from Canada.

Yippee and Hooray,

Ally Bawx
(Soon to be Pro Photographer)
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 06 Jun 2008, 20:09
 I think I am afraid of mold. I check every piece of food I eat obssessively for mold now.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Jun 2008, 20:12
(http://www.distributormarketing.com/images/new/reckitt/bam/EasyOffBAM_files/unv_dgrsr_bottle.jpg)
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 06 Jun 2008, 20:24
 If I sprayed that on my food it would taste bad and possibly be deadly.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Jun 2008, 20:24
Yum!  Congratulations Ms. Luncbox!
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 06 Jun 2008, 22:13
Soon you'll be sleeping with him as he feeds you empty promises of making it big! (j/k, congrats)
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 06 Jun 2008, 23:56
Dear Bliggity-Blog Thread,

I'm working seven consecutive days this week at my stupid retail zoo job, selling stuffed tigers and foam visors to whining, dehydrated schoolkids.  But it's a job, and I'm getting a paycheck, which I need if I'm going to be going to graudate school (I can't wait to be back in school... at that point, I'll have been out a year and a half, which is more than enough).  Mostly it's frustrating because despite the fact that I haven't had a school- and / or work-free summer since I was eleven, I feel like I should be coming up on some stretch of freedom now that it's June.  I want to go swimming in outdoor pools!  I want lemonade and lazy afternoons!

But another carrot on the end of the proverbial stick is that it looks more and more like, in moving out of my parents' house, I'm going to be moving in with my boyfriend.  We're both very excited (particularly now that the largest of hurdles--parental approval, financial issues, and school programs--have been worked out), but part of me is balking at the thought of all that adult responsibility.  Paying rent?  Buying a car?  Student loans?  Health insurance?  That's some heavy shit, braaahhh.
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Post by: Emaline on 07 Jun 2008, 01:12
Depressing post time!

My dog's name is Kit. My parents bought her when I was in fourth grade. I guess to keep my mind off of the attention I would not longer be receiving since they had a baby. Funny thing is, I was already receiving a lack of attention since they had just got back together and were spending most of their time together, without me(obviously). Anyway, the dog is a german shepard-chow mix, both known for having hip and join problems. Lately, it's been really hard for her to move around. She is pretty old now, and I'm certain that our weather lately hasn't been helping(it's been pretty rainy, and humid). She cries out when she moves, and she's stopped moving completely once, mid-step. I guess it hurt to walk. I'm pretty sure she is going to die soon, and if not, I may put her down. I don't like seeing her in pain, and I probably couldn't afford the medicine for her. I've looked into some organic hip and joint pills for her, but I don't know how long I could continue to afford things like that.

I've come to terms with her death. I have accepted the fact that she will die soon. It's depressing, and I will probably still cry, but I think I am ready to handle it. It's going to be terrible sad t see a friend for so long pass, but at least she had a good life.
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Post by: pwhodges on 07 Jun 2008, 01:57
This is sad.  However, you may like to try Green-lipped Mussel Extract to ease her joint pain for now; it was very helpful for the old dog I had when she got arthritis.  (It has been found effective in proper studies, too).  You can get it at health food shops.
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Post by: jodizzle on 07 Jun 2008, 02:15
I can tell you first hand green lipped mussel extract will work wonders!  I was getting awful joint pain from work so my dad sent me a bottle those.  They worked wonders!  Then I started forgetting to take them so everything hurts again.

But it's good stuff!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 07 Jun 2008, 06:58
Blog thread,

It is ninety degrees out today and sunny.  It has been rainy and roughly sixty degrees all week long.  I am pleased to say the least.  I really want to go swimming.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Jun 2008, 08:57
I booked my flights to Germany! And in the past three days I've written two excellent emails and had a (very awkward) telephone conversation in German. So I'm feeling pretty good.

Also today I went shopping for some new clothes for said trip to Germany, because most of my clothes are a) too small b) too warm and c) too skanky to wear in a warmer country whilst caring for small children. I got very upset at one point when my mum objected to an extremely nice grey top, chosen by some of my friends, "because it is too clingy and looks horrible and I hate it" (it did not look horrible, but it was close fitting). I'm probably over-sensitive to comments from my mother about my appearance but I was hearing that as "you're too fat to wear that top".

On the other hand I tried on a lot of tops in size 12 and they were too big (UK sizing) so that's encouraging.

I think I've started to worry about my weight a lot lately, which is quite worrying since a few years ago I went through a period of mild anorexia. I'd rather not get back to that, but I've not put on any weight so I don't know why I suddenly hate myself. I think sit ups are in order.

Also, congratualations to all you people getting jobs and girlfriends and stuff. I'm quite jealous but I don't think that starting employment or relationships just before I leave the country for a month would be a good idea for me. So I shall not be envious.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KharBevNor on 07 Jun 2008, 09:18
I am so fucking pissed off right now! I was refused service for CIGARETTES because I didn't have any ID. I'm 21 fucking years old! I have a fucking beard. But apparently, at least in Morrisons it's 'anyone looking under the age of 25'. TWENTY FIVE! What kind of pig-fucking nazi hell-hole is this country becoming? When do they ban enjoying yourself in a public place without written fucking permission. Fuck I am so angry I am on the verge of tears. Possibly because I haven't had a cigarette for hours! Now I have to walk all the way down to the fucking Spa. Sweet Jesus I hate this!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Jun 2008, 10:08
Wait, the under 25 rule isn't standard everywhere?

It's been like that here for a while, I thought.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Thaes on 07 Jun 2008, 10:12
I think it´s a bit lower around here. Somewhere around 21, mayhap.
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Post by: valley_parade on 07 Jun 2008, 11:20
HEY BLOGTHREAD. You know that girl I'm always going on about in gabbly?

We're hanging out tonight.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 07 Jun 2008, 11:49
Yay for you!

I think I've started to worry about my weight a lot lately

I have been, too, for various reasons (mainly health), but yesterday two of my friends and I were having a conversation about losing weight and some girl sitting near us turned to us, apologized for eavesdropping, and then asked why. She was genuinely concerned it was because of the whole "you must be thin" thing, while actually we all had different reasons. (Tired of being overweight, wanting to be healthy, wanting to get in better shape, etc.) She was just confused until we started talking and then she understood. But anyways, you saying some sit ups were in order reminded me of this conversation, because the girl we were talking to was an athlete and she gave us some exercise tips and one of which was not to do toning exercises first, but to do cardio workouts first and then add the toning ones later on, otherwise you don't burn off as much and it's harder to notice. And exercise makes you feel better about youself, or at least it does in my experience, so I would recommend doing things like riding your bike or swimming.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Jun 2008, 11:51
Shane that's fucking RAD, well done.
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Post by: jodizzle on 07 Jun 2008, 15:54
I'm so proud Shane!  It's about fucking time.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 07 Jun 2008, 16:21
Well done Shane! I hope for the best!

Anyway blog thread, I keep having dreams about the zombie apocalypse. Does this make me

a) Weird
b) Silly
c) Fucking awesome
d) All of the above

I swear, the only dreams I remember recently are about fucking zombies. And they aren't even nightmares. They're awesomemares.
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Post by: Lila on 07 Jun 2008, 17:44
d.

Yesterday, I went to the dentist. My parents could drive me, so I took the subway/bus there and back. Which normally wouldn't be a problem, except there are two stops called saint paul street, on different lines. I, of course, never having taken the train to the dentist, went on the wrong line and ended up half a mile or so away. I realized it was the wrong place, so I thought, "I'll just see if it's the next stop or something. My dad might have given me a few stops off...", but 6 stops later I realized that was wrong. I went back to saint paul street, but it was definetly the wrong place. If I magically appeared at the dentist, I already would have been 15 minutes late. So I found out I had to walk half a mile in the drizzle, but I half-ran it, because I was so late. I turned up 25 minutes late and the doctor was on her way out, and I broke down crying because I hate being lost and late and now my teeth would stay messed up, and the whole thing was for nothing. She took me, and the actual appointment took all of 10 minutes. I got home just fine, though.
Sigh.
But today I'm in a good mood because I didn't do anything except read Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchet.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 07 Jun 2008, 17:55
i keep having dreams about the zombie apocalypse.

i dream about zombies too! like all the time! it's probably not normal but hey, you're not alone.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Emaline on 07 Jun 2008, 19:17
I do it too. Mine are pretty horrifying. I once told a good friend about it, in pretty good detail. I didn't think he'd think anything of it. I mean, we used to send each other pictures of really terrible things. People being chopped up, guts spilling everywhere, people with smashed heads, etc. Shit like that. But I described my dream to him. I told him about the bodies without skin, and the pool of blood, and the dead things everywhere, and after a pause, he said "That's fucked up, yo."
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 07 Jun 2008, 19:45
Out of all the fucked up dreams I've had, I've never had a zombie dream. If I do down the road, I blame you guys. (Not the people who've said they've dreamed about them, but more like the people who talk about them all the time. Meaning the zombie thread.)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 07 Jun 2008, 19:50
mine are always like videogames, i mean i run around down lots of hallways and pick up first aid kits and guns slowly rotating on the ground. sometimes i drive a big truck. mostly they involve my friends screaming and panicking while i'm all YOU HAVE TO SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD, DAMNIT trying to protect them but everyone eventually dies anyway. they aren't scary so much as exhausting. zombies aren't real, what's there to be afraid of?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 07 Jun 2008, 20:08
Guys, I don't dream so can we please stop talking about them. It's depressing.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 07 Jun 2008, 20:31
Man, you are missing out. They are some wacky things.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 07 Jun 2008, 23:45
Dreaming is easy.  Just sit a journal and a pencil next to your bed, and go to sleep every night looking at it and telling yourself that AS SOON AS YOU WAKE UP, you're going to write down whatever's on your mind.  I guarantee you you'll start dreaming within a few weeks if you do this every night.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: yelley on 07 Jun 2008, 23:57
yay for shane! please blog all about it tomorrow. or at least tell us in gabbly. ^_^
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Thaes on 08 Jun 2008, 01:41
My dreams are fairly dull. They are just possibilities of what could´ve happened that day (or the day before that), and they are not even that interesting possibilities!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 08 Jun 2008, 05:09
communication!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jun 2008, 05:16
yay for shane! please blog all about it tomorrow. or at least tell us in gabbly. ^_^

Dear blog thread,

She told me to call her around 8ish last night and we'd make plans. She never answered her phone. I called again around 10:15 and left a message. =(

My phone then rang around 11:30, but it was a drunk dude looking for a girl called Kara. No, sorry. That is not me, mate.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: DonInKansas on 08 Jun 2008, 05:40
Wait, the under 25 rule isn't standard everywhere?


It's 27 now. 

My rant:

I umpire baseball.  I love the game, working with kids, and being out on a hot afternoon, but jeezus fuck last night was one of those nights that made me want to jump into the stands and wring someone's neck. 

In the 2nd inning, runner on first and the ball is hit to the second baseman.  the runner bumps into the second baseman while he is trying to field the ball.  My partner calls interference and calls the runner out, ending the inning.  Both coaches, who probably had 2 drops of baseball knowledge between them, come out blathering about he was "in the baseline" and "what's he supposed to do?"  It gets explained and the coaches are settled down, and we continue.  All the while the parents of the offended team are yelling and booing, with one VERY LOUD parent yelling multiple times, "NEXT TIME JUST RUN THE KID OVER AND MAKE IT WORTH IT!"  And others were AGREEING with him! 

These kids are frigging 10-12 years old!  Cripes.

What really made this different was after the game I was grabbing a drink and the kid who got called out for interference was sitting on the bleachers.  He waved me over and said, and I quote, "I guess I should have run that kid over, huh."  I politely told him that if he had that he would have not only been out for interference, but would have been ejected for malicious contact.  He looked up at me like I had just told him the sky was purple with red polka dots. 

We wonder why kids grow up to be violent, brain addled kids that would rather sit at home playing video games than being out playing ball until it got dark like I used to when I was a kid.  I wouldn't want to play either if I was under that kid of pressure and dealing with adults that didn't know a dugout from their assholes.

I like to hope that when my son and daughter are old enough to play sports that I'll be better.  Actually I just hope that when I'm in the parent role I'll have the courage to tell idiotic parents to STFU. 
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Post by: Ladybug on 08 Jun 2008, 05:53
Shane, that sucks. Sorry. Also, Jens, awesome. The maybe-girlfriend-part, not the scared shitless-part, because I know how sucky that can be.

Today an old friend/someone who I've sort of become friends with by proxy, but don't really like, invited me to the opening of a restaurant/bar/something where she'll apparently start working. While it's nice to be invited, and I sort of feel like I should go and act like a normal human being for once, it's the kind of thing I definitely would not enjoy, and I would feel all sorts of out of place and not have a good time at all. I hate situations like this. I should just tell her that it's not really my kind of thing, but for some reason, I can't, and I'll end up making up some lame excuse, maybe. Blah.

In other news, it's good to be back home for the summer.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jun 2008, 06:40
I was sick over the weekend, which meant that after to planning to get extremely drunk for the first time in a while, I had to content on doping myself up on sudoephedrine and Vicks Vapo-Rub instead.

Although one good thing to come from that is that I learned that my girlfriend is very good at taking care of me when I'm really sick, which as anybody with experience in the field of long-term relationships knows, is really freakin' important.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Aminal on 08 Jun 2008, 09:22
There is an art exhibit in town with nude pictures of me in it.  I was very happy for my friend Hawaiian Bryan the photographer, since it seems like he's finally got enough confidence in his art and drive in himself to put his stuff out there more.  So of course I went to see it on opening night, and stood around chatting with people.

My boyfriend was less than thrilled!

For one thing, he wouldn't come with us, saying that it would be weird to be standing there while people looked at naked pictures of me.  For the record, it's not weird, once people know that you're the model it's not like they start closely examining your breasts to make sure they match up.  The night ended in tears and a broken phone for him.  But before we hung-up I said "I don't want to argue because I have nothing to defend, but why don't you sleep on this and maybe go see the exhibit for yourself."  Bless his heart, the next night that's exactly what he did, and he met Bryan and apparently they talked for a long while.  Anyhow, he's now ok with it, and once again my breasts have paved the way for someone else's personal development.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 08 Jun 2008, 09:42
No offence to your man but that was a serious dick move on his part.
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Post by: calenlass on 08 Jun 2008, 09:46
Jesus god, the snot won't leave me alone.


SNOT



AAAAUUUUGGGGHHH
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Jun 2008, 10:32
I decided that I would suck it up and just tell my friend that that kind of thing wasn't really my..thing, so I didn't want to go, and I did! I wouldn't have done that normally, even though it's not really a big deal. Anyways, she said she kinda figured I wouldn't wanna go, but that she'd ask me anyways, which was nice, so it wasn't as awkward as I would've thought :) I should probably speak my mind more often.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Jun 2008, 11:02
Last night I got a number from one cute girl that I've had a crush on since the high school but I also managed to fuck up a conversation completely with a cute girl that I've had a crush on since two weeks ago. Part of it was because I was hanging out with some friends who have clearly never been to that bar on a Saturday night and have no idea how to order drinks, what to do on the dance floor, etc., which meant i was semi-babysitting. Keep in mind that the level of drunk I got two weeks ago has kept me sober since.

So I guess it was a wash? On the plus side, everyone fucking loved my shirt.
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Post by: ruyi on 08 Jun 2008, 12:17
I am finishing up my second week in New Orleans for a volunteer-type trip with my school. Physical labor nearly every day. There is always dirt under my nails and my legs are covered in mosquito bites. I think I am getting a tan - I did not know I was capable of this. I have come to the conclusion that a lot of what happened to New Orleans and the Lower 9th Ward was real shitty, but it should be let go rather than rebuilt. I am aware that it's a little ridiculous being here since we are all very inexperienced and volunteering in general takes away from jobs, so I don't believe that we are really helping; rather, I am grateful for the privilege of being allowed to learn by being here and hearing the residents' stories.

Did you know people here think the levees were blown up? I thought that was just bullshit the first time I heard it but now I see why they might believe it. I did not know that the levees were blown up after Hurricane Betsy in 1956. Basically, it allows the water from tourist areas to drain at the cost of poorer residential areas. I personally don't think the levees were blown up, but I find it significant that many residents believe it, as it is indicative of how the government neglected them.

I am meeting a lot of people I don't quite believe are real, just because of how different their life experiences have been. I have started smoking cigarettes, but I think I don't want to be a smoker. I just really like the smell. I just stayed up til 7 am with a stranger living at this place (it is a cheap-ass hostel with a mix of interesting and sketchy folks); should I kiss him sometime? I am starting to not be anxious about anything. It is a wonderful feeling. I don't want to live in accordance with anyone's expectations of me anymore. I want to travel and meet a bunch of people. I just need to think about how I am going to get started with this, but that's it. Fuck worrying.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 08 Jun 2008, 13:36
So hanging stuff in a gallery is much harder than I anticipated. Instead of the hour I thought I was going to be there, I was there for three hours. I think about an hour was waiting around for the gallery people to answer questions before I could start, but once I got started, it was good. Just a lot of measuring and making sure everything is exactly right. Definitely some good experience for the future.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Jun 2008, 13:37
I wish I had been old enough to hear of New Orleans before it stopped being. It's one of those places I wish I could have gone to, but it's worse because I know it was there for the visiting and I just didn't know about it.

In other news, I saw The Philadelphia Story for the first time today and roared with laughter all the way through; it's the best film I've ever seen. Perhaps now I'll stop boycotting black and white films on the grounds that colour is superior.

It made me miss this one particular guy though, I'm not sure why. In general I tend to swing the other way but he's fairly special and I've never quite got the guts to tell him so. Now that I live a hundred miles away it's even harder, but I've got this sense of urgency that if I don't say something, it'll just drift off and we'll drift apart and I'll be left wondering for the rest of my life if it might have worked. Am I being a melodramatic teenager here? What I'm certainly being is a wuss but I've been being a wuss for nearly three years so why stop now?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: october1983 on 08 Jun 2008, 14:23
I say go for it. But that's a little bit hypocritical of me as, on a similar note, I am feeling all kinds of mopey because one of my best friends who I also have something of a secret crush on is leaving the country for two months soon and I feel stupid that I've still not got the courage up to tell her how I feel.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Jun 2008, 14:31
We should make a pact that we will both try our hardest to tell the respective person how we feel, except that I know I'd probably a) wimp out or b) not see him in the next two months (I am going away for a month and then he is going away for a month).
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: october1983 on 08 Jun 2008, 14:38
Sounds like we need a pact to talk to them in two months time, then!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Jun 2008, 17:01
Dear Blog Thread,

It was my birthday today, and it was awesome.

Scarychips
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 08 Jun 2008, 17:03
Happy goddamn birthday.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jodizzle on 08 Jun 2008, 17:07
Dear Blog thread,

I have decided youths are terrible things!  Well, I mean, I am just cross at them because they broke our mailbox at 2am this morning!  Seriously, don't they have better things to do than perform acts of petty vandalism?  I mean, at least ours didn't get kicked down the street which was nice.  But it was annoying and they woke me up and i KNEW they were going to break it because I heard them say somethign about mailboxes (until that word my sleep mind was insisting they were talking in gobbledy gook) and I was like oh crap.  the SMASH CRASH HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Damn youths.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Jun 2008, 17:37
Scarychips, how old are you?

Also, youths smashing shit is such a weird phenomenon. There was a big moment of united fury in a neigbourhood near mine a few months back when some dudes just cruised down a street at about 3 AM and smashed the shit out of the windows of cars parked on the street. What the hell is that about?
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Post by: tania on 08 Jun 2008, 17:59
fuck you, bills
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Post by: jhocking on 08 Jun 2008, 18:06
(Soon to be Pro Photographer)

On the one hand, that is awesome for you! On the other hand, that sucks for the coffee drinkers in your neighborhood.

Depressing post time!

My dog's name is Kit.

aaaand that is where I stop reading. I do not want to hear this story, you can't make me read it.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jun 2008, 20:11
Apparently everywhere I went in America when I was there gets destroyed sooner or later. I went to the Twin Towers, New Orleans, AND the Universal Backlot. Coincidence? I think not.

Today I got some (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=BEAT-GLASSES&Category_Code=ALLSHIRTS) awesome (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=WIGU-JREX&Category_Code=ALLSHIRTS) T-shirts (http://www.topatoco.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TO&Product_Code=RB-HIGHFIVE&Category_Code=ALLSHIRTS) from Jeffery Rowland, and they came very fast considering I live in a magical far-away land. That crazy Oklahoman stunt-hacker runs a tight ship. I also have received the three "Case Of..." comics and have read them all cover to cover. There will be probably be a lot of photowhoring when I receive some of the other stuff I ordered off of the Internet lately.

Speaking of Internet T-shirts, did you all see what rstevens did? (http://www.teeshirtparty.com/)

I am still sick and I spent all of last night wheezing, coughing and making that horrible crackling noise. I haven't decided whether I want to go to class or not, because I always feel guilty when I don't, no matter how bad sick I feel.
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Post by: morca007 on 08 Jun 2008, 21:15
Dear Blog thread,

Last night I accidentally bought a camera, but it's okay cause I actually wanted it.
(My bid-sniping program messed up and set my bid as $1441 instead of $41, luckily the auction ended at $39.)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 08 Jun 2008, 22:56

Speaking of Internet T-shirts, did you all see what rstevens did? (http://www.teeshirtparty.com/)


That is, by far, one of my favourite designs.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jun 2008, 23:22
Did you scroll down? Rich made a new website where he'll be selling a bunch of his and other artists' shirts in a "limited run" kind of dealie. I guess it's basically "webcomic's shirts greatest hits!" It's good because you can now save a bit of money on shipping even though you're buying from different vendors? Also it'll probably help get the artists more exposure, I imagine.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Elizzybeth on 08 Jun 2008, 23:24
the Universal Backlot.

I saw that burn from the freeway last week!  It's not even fire season yet, and we've already lost King Kong--this doesn't bode well for Southern California.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 08 Jun 2008, 23:39
Dovey: Not as impressive as what Rowland's done with Topato Co. over the past half-year though.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Jun 2008, 00:55
Yeah, absolutely. I could've sworn I wrote another paragraph in that post to the effect of "between teeshirtparty and J-Ro's newest set-up you're pretty much set for all your awesome t-shirt needs..." I don't know what happened there.

Blog Thread, for the record, I stayed home today and am watching the first two seasons of Seinfeld and eating soup and thoroughly lathering myself with Vicks Vaporub. It's the first proper sick-day I've had in ages.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scarychips on 09 Jun 2008, 02:55
Scarychips, how old are you?

Fifteen years old, but people still think I'm seventeen.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: heather on 09 Jun 2008, 02:58
Good lord this place has gotten feral. I don't even recognize half the names anymore, either.

For those who actually give a shit, I've not been up to much, other than dealing with some pretty nasty depression and working a lot.

Time to go disappear for another few months. Bye now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 09 Jun 2008, 07:43
I was hanging out with some friends who have clearly never been to that bar on a Saturday night and have no idea how to order drinks, what to do on the dance floor, etc., which meant i was semi-babysitting.

This happened to me two weekends ago. It ended in absolute fucking disaster and I ended up having to kick my friends and the two girls they brought back out of my apartment because they were shit all pissing me off.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Eli on 09 Jun 2008, 09:00
I saw CAKE last night. What an amazing show. I got to be right next to the stage just beside where John McCrea was singing. They played War Pigs which made me happy. It's the best cover of that song I've heard so far. And apparently, they've been giving away trees because they found out how much carbon dioxide concerts produce.
There was kind of an Anton Newcombe moment when Mr. McCrea started yelling at a woman for having such a bright flash. She was taking a picture every minute, though, and I can imagine that would be quite distracting.
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Post by: jhocking on 09 Jun 2008, 10:44
Good lord this place has gotten feral.

 :-D
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Post by: tommydski on 09 Jun 2008, 10:55
Ruyi's post (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20223.msg664576.html#msg664576) on this page was really good. This is an example of strong blogging. More stuff like this please.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Jun 2008, 15:23
Ruyi's post (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20223.msg664576.html#msg664576) on this page was really good.

Not all of us are doing an incredible thing and volunteering to help clean up the aftermath of one of the biggest disasters in North America in the last decade, you prick.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 09 Jun 2008, 15:28
I would if I could afford to get to New Orleans. This is why I am hoping my spring break tour will be heading there this next March instead of D.C or San Antonio again.
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Post by: Slick on 09 Jun 2008, 16:33
So I am curiously coming to grips with what I am doing with this summer and how it relates to my life. It has really made me think about how much I'd like to learn more about history and probably do some cool engineering things, but really, I'd still probably be lazy in whatever discipline I was doing. For me, it's always been the other things I do that make me the happiest, like music, photography, cooking, baking, building, exploring, inventing...
Possibly this is because I've never really felt like coming to Waterloo for math was my choice; I kind of felt pushed into it and it wasn't entirely what I wanted to do, but it was partially what I wanted to do and it helped me avoid making a decision, so I rolled with it. On the other hand, my hobbies and interests have always, well, been my interests, I've just never thought to follow any of them professionally. I really need to do some of this.
I really want to work several jobs this summer and garden and make cider. Building a press and apples is not trivially cheap, though, so I need to make money, and going to B.C. is not cheap so I need to make money. That is why I'm working the overnight shift three days in a row starting tomorrow. It is going to kill but earn me many dollars.
I also need more people reminding me what I like to do. This girl who got back together with her ex after considering me for a short while would have been a great influence on me, I think. I know she's  a good influence on me now, and I'm talking to her less and less. My friend who suggested my baking blog helps, and even the fact that Dan mentioned an interest brewing is something to keep me thinking about it regularly. One of my long-standing cooking buddies is suggesting I go to the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, and I think that's a great idea to get me going.
I think one of the big problems with my present living situation is I'm sick of my roommate and that she doesn't make me want to do nice things. Not that she makes me want to do bad things, but she doesn't make me really happy and she doesn't inspire me to be nice to her. I also probably make me not want to do nice things for her, which certainly contributed to our decline. It's not really that she's a bitch in the least, but that I never felt like she respected me quite as much as I wanted.
At any rate, I need active, constructive people around me or I forget my own projects, and my present roommate and I are too much alike in our lazinesses that we're a negative-reinforcing loop. We're great when other people around, but on our own, we're kind of shit these days.


Also,
Ruyi's post (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20223.msg664576.html#msg664576) on this page was really good.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Jun 2008, 18:07
Dear Blog Thread,

In order to try and be healthier, and have more money, I've decided to quit smoking. It is day five, and I still want to kill things. I am in a terrible terrible mood and want to do nothing, which sucks because the weather has been lovely the past few days and I've not taken advantage of it, instead just staying in bed with my laptop and eating ridiculous amounts of chocolate to make myself feel better. As well as being a downer, the past few days have given me time to think and plan a fantastic little trip for myself in September, which would take me to New York City for 2 days, then up to Boston for a day or so, then back to New York and home. During this time I would meet up with a few folk, go to a few shows and hopefully, regardless of the fact that my 21st birthday won't be for another month and a half after said weekend, get absolutely wasted.

Should be rad.
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Post by: Lines on 09 Jun 2008, 18:26
Holy crap, blog thread, I just applied for 3 jobs online, none of which have anything to do with my major and none of which I particularly want to do. I am just desperate for a job. I have only been in this situation once, but it didn't last that long, but it was between high school and college, not college and ohmygodLIFE. I need to stop worrying and sack the fuck up, but it's hard.

That, and my mom is being a bit of a jerk (she's moody) about a lot of things and when I tell her I need to use the car to go job hunting, she gives me the dumbest looks and reasons about how I should not drive around to do that. Well, NOTHING IN THE WANT ADS IS RELEVANT TO WHAT I CAN DO AND HAVE EXPERIENCE IN, KTHANKS. I want a job so I can move. If I eventually find a job that takes me out of the state, I'm pretty sure I'll take it if I have the means of getting there. Also, if she gives me any shit about Toronto and tries to keep me from having a vacation, I'm going to blow a gasket.

Real life sucks. I want to go back to school and stay there forever. (No, I don't, but I keep saying that because I am scared shitless.)
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Post by: Edith on 09 Jun 2008, 19:52
At any rate, I need active, constructive people around me or I forget my own projects

You want us to give you a virtual kick in the pants every now and then? I mean, I could set up a recurring email that would tell you to get off your lazy ass and go do something every day or two. Like, on Mondays it could tell you to bake, on Wednesdays to work on your cider press and so on...

blah blah blah a fantastic little trip for myself in September, blah.

When in September? The internets want to know.

Real life sucks. I want to go back to school and stay there forever. (No, I don't, but I keep saying that because I am scared shitless.)

It's honestly not as bad as you think it will be. Remember this, though. No matter how freaked out you are at the moment, getting married within the next six months just because you're kind of freaked out about your next move would be a bad plan. That is all.
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Post by: Slick on 09 Jun 2008, 20:00
It's not a kick in the pants I need at all. I just need to be motivated by seeing people doing things and by subtle encouragement, not be someone telling me off. I need to see something cool and be inspired to do something else cool, and to have people around me who have and talk about accomplishments.
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Post by: Edith on 09 Jun 2008, 20:05
Oh, that makes good sense.

I'll try to brag about my accomplishments as often as I can, then, if you think that might help.
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Post by: thehollow on 09 Jun 2008, 20:21
Holy crap, blog thread, I just applied for 3 jobs online, none of which have anything to do with my major and none of which I particularly want to do. I am just desperate for a job. I need to stop worrying and sack the fuck up, but it's hard. Real life sucks. I want to go back to school and stay there forever. (No, I don't, but I keep saying that because I am scared shitless.)

I'm in the same boat, although I've only gotten around to applying for one job so far. I got way more cash for graduating than I had ever expected to get. Honestly, it didn't hit me until maybe a day or two before my actual graduation that "hey, I might actually get some money for this." Even my parents gave me some money, which was surprising because I'm living with them for free at the moment, and they're pretty in debt after putting 3 kids through uni (2 of which are private schools). The extra cash means that I can take my time a bit to look for a job, but it's still quite intimidating. I guess I don't really care entirely if the job deals with my major, as long is it's something somewhat enjoyable and pays decently. I haven't really decided what I want to do with my life, so it's just something to help me get by until i can get my shit figured out (if that ever happens).
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Post by: tania on 09 Jun 2008, 21:06
the theme of the week in guelph is still sunny with spontaneous thunderstorms. i really have never seen anything like this. the last few nights while walking home from work there's been no rain or thunder, just the most amazing lightning in every single direction. right now there is a thunderstorm so intense the entire house is shaking and the lightning is like daylight. i wish i had a camera to take pictures, this really doesn't feel like it warrants an entry without them. i swear it is fucking crazy though.
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 09 Jun 2008, 21:21
Those of you who frequent gabbly may know that I decided just last week what I'm doing next semester for school.  Rather than go back to London to study, I'm instead going to be studying in Mount Holyoke, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Holyoke_College) or as I like to call it, Mary Lyon's Institute for Miserable Lesbians (tm).  I'm very much looking forward to the larger course catalog, but I know I'm going to miss Richmond a great deal, and I get very sad inside and feel like maybe I'm not making the right decision even though I know it will make me more educated in a greater variety of fields. I am glad that I finally made a decision, but horrified at that decision I came to.  There are some very important people who confused the decisionmaking process for me greatly, and I'll definitely miss the advantages London provided (ocean away from oppressive family, great cosmopolitan city at my fingertips), but I finally have that prestigious name that I've been mentally self-flagellating for not getting the first go round.

Boston, I'm coming.  Grab a towel.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Jun 2008, 23:06
I got my wireless broadband working. Eee! Hooray for laptopping in bed without a gajillion cables!
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Post by: ledhendrix on 09 Jun 2008, 23:45
Dear blog thread,

This weekend (friday-monday) I went to Rockness. Turns out that lying in a field listening to music, getting a tan and drinking cider kicks ass. It was pretty much sunny the whole weekend and I just turned 18 on Wednesday so It was time to celebrate. I saw an amazing dj called Boyz Noiz who I raved to for about an hour then couldn't stop dancing for several hours afterwards. This was probably because i was at a fantastic state of drunken happiness and had found some glow sticks. The set was also amazing cause i found my friend from miles away that i don't see very often (summer camp friend) right at the front of the set and she dragged me to the barrier and we raved together. Best part of the set was when they merged one of there songs half way through into Smells like teen spirit and everyone went nuts singing and "rocking the fuck out" to nirvana. I kept accidentally hitting this guy in the head but he was cool with it and he just grabbed my hand in his and we started punching the air together. Basically Rockness is fucking excellent and i had a fucking awesome weekend.

Go to music festivals guys.

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Post by: Gemmwah on 10 Jun 2008, 01:01

blah blah blah a fantastic little trip for myself in September, blah.

When in September? The internets want to know.


18th-21st or 22nd. My favourite band's touring the US and I want to catch the NY show on the 19th and the Boston show on the 20th.
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Post by: McTaggart on 10 Jun 2008, 02:12
Edith I would never have picked you as the sort that played Eve.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Jun 2008, 02:46
My brother is going to America to tour with his band (http://www.myspace.com/colytons) next week. He's going for like three weeks and is all kinds of excited to be playing shows with his favourite band (The Queers) and the lead singer of his second favourite band (Kepi from the Groovie Ghoulies). I'm excited for him too but I honestly can't fucking wait for him to leave so I can have the flat to myself for a while. We share a reasonably sized apartment in a fashionable part of town and for the most part it's pretty cool but since he's been recording his album with the band and since he's been working something ridiculous like 50 hours a week to pay for the trip for the past few months he's been a pretty shit flatmate.
Don't get me wrong, I love the guy to death and he's like my best friend but lately every single thing he does, or rather doesn't do, is shitting me almost to tears. I'm kind of getting pissed that I'm doing all the cleaning, cooking and shopping and the place is a mess and strewn with empty beer bottles from when he has his mates over and I honestly am not inclined to clean up messes that I haven't made. The thing that bothers me the most is that while he continually promises to help me clean the place up a bit before he leaves. I know that he's probably not going to do it and I'm going to be left with it all on Monday and I kind of wanted the place to look nice (so I can impress Lunchy and Jodie [ebony_willow] when they come over).
On the otherhand, while he's gone I'm basically going to have no one to talk to, no one to play xbox with (my gamertag thing might actually become active all you overseas types) but thankfully no one to annoy me. I'm almost glad I work in a call centre though, the last time I was left alone for a month I didn't have a job and I kind of forgot how to speak.
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Post by: jodizzle on 10 Jun 2008, 03:08
Oh Jimminy, you dont need to impress us.




(I'm lying, keep up the good work)
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Post by: Lines on 10 Jun 2008, 10:39
Out of all the fucked up dreams I've had, I've never had a zombie dream. If I do down the road, I blame you guys.

I had a zombie dream last night. I blame this thread. It was weird and creepy, but not terrifying, thankfully.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Jun 2008, 10:55
speaking of dreams; has anyone here ever had a dream where you went completely insane? i don't mean "oh i'm so crazy" i mean literally, certifiably insane.

like, screaming at traffic, tin-foil hat wearing insane. i had a dream like that once and it was the single most terrifying experience of my entire life, waking or otherwise.

to summarize: i was part of some Arctic expedition that got trapped in the ice. eventually we got out of the ice (years later) but not before resorting to cannibalism and all kinds of other unspeakable things. so i get back to the States and get arrested for everything that happened up North and as they're driving me to jail, everything outside the car becomes some kind of horrible monster that can't be described using any words that i know. one example that i'm confident i can describe: a VW Bug became a giant, monstrous head on wheels with hundreds of drooling, snarling mouths  filled with razor sharp teeth. So i started screaming at the top of my lungs because that was the least horrifying thing i was seeing. i couldn't stop screaming even though i was thinking rationally in my head like "hey, why are you screaming? you're not in any danger." so they took me to a mental hospital and locked me in a padded room and i screamed at the top of my lungs for the rest of my life.
uh just writing a brief summary of that dream gives me the willies.

anybody ever have anything similar?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jun 2008, 11:26
I booked my driving theory test! Well, my mum did. It's on Saturday so I'd better learn some driving theory quickly.

So little else happened today that I'm almost tempted to not bother posting this, but I'm a big attention-seeker so I will anyway.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 10 Jun 2008, 11:33
I also have my driving theory test except it's on Thursday. I also haven't done any sort of revision. So instead of learning theory, I'm browsing the internet with my theory test book beside me sitting there making me feel all guilty.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Jun 2008, 12:12
What in the name of fuck is "driving theory?"

Driving is not some complex deal like musical theory. You sit your ass in the driver's seat, put the car in gear and hit the gas pedal (Maybe you get a clutch in there, but that's a whole different matter), while paying attention to your surroundings. It is not rocket science!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jun 2008, 12:14
Tell that to the DSA, you have to pass it before you can take the real test.

I would tell you what it is, but I do not know. This doesn't bode well for Saturday really.
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Post by: jhocking on 10 Jun 2008, 12:32
jon is an idiot and possibly a shitty driver. While we don't use the term here, if you spend longer than two seconds thinking about it it's pretty obvious what "driving theory" means. Basically, "driving theory" must be what they call the written test.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 10 Jun 2008, 12:38
Yeah.  Here we call it "driver's education."  Driver's theory makes it sound like something one would do if planning on piloting interstellar spaceships through hyperspace or wormholes.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 10 Jun 2008, 12:55
It doesn't make a whole bunch of sense to me.  Driving is more fundamental than theoretical, I think.
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Post by: Slick on 10 Jun 2008, 13:03
What? What? What?

I don't see how you can say this is fundamental and not theoretical. Theory is totally an appropriate word.
There is theory to how the whole highway system fits together, and regardless of how well you can make the vehicle move, there is still theory behind making sure you don't move your little chunk of plastic and metal into one of the other ones trying to move on the roadway.
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Post by: Dissy on 10 Jun 2008, 13:08
I also have my driving theory test except it's on Thursday. I also haven't done any sort of revision. So instead of learning theory, I'm browsing the internet with my theory test book beside me sitting there making me feel all guilty.

You are doing it wrong
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Post by: jhocking on 10 Jun 2008, 13:10
Driving is all instinct, humans are born knowing what stop lights mean.

I think we're veering a little off topic here.

Alright, well how's this for blogging: Chicago drivers could do with a little education in driving theory. Believe it or not, those lines painted on the road actually mean something! Same for all the wacky signs on the side of the road! I know, it's crazy!
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Post by: Slick on 10 Jun 2008, 13:40
Yeah, uh, sorry if I sounded snappy. I am not in a good mood today.

I think we're veering a little off topic here.

Harr har har.


Today we are having a barbecue and I am baking tasty buns and making some jalapeno lemonade again. Last night I invented pie bread.
Tomorrow, the world!
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Jun 2008, 14:16
...and I am baking tasty buns...

i read that as "I am baked on tasty buds" and promptly raised my hand for a high five before i realized that i read it completely wrong and also i am by myself.

ugh.
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Post by: Lines on 10 Jun 2008, 16:04
anybody ever have anything similar?

Not like that, no. But I don't want to talk about the one that would make you feel better because it's disturbing.

But! Good news! My job hunting has led to success! Today, I went to one of the art supply stores in the area (not arts and crafts) and one of my friends was working and she told me that not her particular store was hiring, but the one downtown was really looking for some full time people! Yay! So she also introduced me to her manager and he said he'd forward my app/resume onto the GM and they'd call me back in a few days. Eee! AND after that, I went to a local ceramics studio/supply store where I found one of my old TAs working and she introduced me to the owner. They aren't hiring for pay BUT I can work there in exchange for studio space. Yusss. So I can make awesome ceramic things and all I need to pay for is the actual clay. WOO! So today was productive and I actually get to do things related to my field and continue to make art.

Also, during my internet application filling out rampage, I filled one out for Old Navy this morning and they called me back this afternoon. I told them no, though, because they were only hiring part time and as I had the two above lined up, I didn't feel it was really necessary to work there.

Good day today and I am less worried now. ^_^
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Post by: jhocking on 10 Jun 2008, 16:38
I recently learned how to develop 3D games in Flash, and this morning I whipped up a quick demo to add to my page of Flash games demos (the flying saucer one):
http://www.newarteest.com/flash/flash.html

I made this page because I also recently learned just how much demand there is for freelancers who can program games in ActionScript, and so I need demos to showcase my skills to potential clients. With any luck, I've just turned on the money spigot.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 10 Jun 2008, 17:01
I really enjoy how the little people are vacuumed up in the ufo game:)
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Post by: Edith on 10 Jun 2008, 17:19
Edith I would never have picked you as the sort that played Eve.

It's strangely addicting.

Joe, nice money spigot. Good luck with that.
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Post by: tommydski on 10 Jun 2008, 17:26
Did you start playing Eve before or after you met Mike?
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Post by: Edith on 10 Jun 2008, 17:44
Looooooong after. I actually never heard of it before I met him.

I have played D&D and other table-based RPG games for about 7 or 8 years now. I have also played some PC games over the years, my favorite being Baldur's Gate II.

The open-ended nature of EVE appealed to me from the beginning. I read a lot of the history of the EVE Universe but put off playing the game because I imagined that it would be a pretty serious time suck, and I'd forget to eat and sleep and feed the cats and go to work and other necessary things, and also because I didn't think my laptop was capable of running it.

Finally, though, Mike set me up with my own computer at his place and I downloaded the 14-day free trial and now I've been playing for maybe a month or month and a half. He mostly tells me what to do and sends me ISK when I don't have enough, which kind of makes me feel like a kept woman but whatever; but also the past couple days we've been running missions together which is fun except that I have to warp out all the time because my wee little frigate can take, like, two hits and then there's imminent hull-breach.

But yeah. I like it pretty well. It has kind of a long learning curve, though.
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Post by: öde on 10 Jun 2008, 18:05
Driving theory involves the highwade code, driving law, car mechanics, etc, and a hazard perception test. Most cars in the U.K. are manual transmission, by the way.

Fun fact: everyone in Bournemouth ignores everything they learn to pass this test. Seriously, no-one indicates and I saw a guy who parked his car on double yellows the other day, right on the corner, sticking out into a goddamn main road. I caught him as he got back to his car, asked him if he knew that that was illegal and he just said 'yeah' and drove off.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RedLion on 10 Jun 2008, 18:41
Finally! Tengo un trabajo nuevo!

It's pretty damn simple, just driving around industrial-sized lawn mowers through the myriad parks we have here, and other public facilities for the cities, but hey, it gets me out in the open, and pays $11.00 an hour. That's pretty good for a summer job.

Also, I'm starting to learn a bit of Russian, and frankly, I'm proud of how quickly I'm picking up on it. I've been using the "English" alphabet translations of the words to learn them though. I'm eventually going to have to try to delve into the Russian/Cyrillic alphabet, but that's going to be a lot harder than just learning word pronunciations.
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Post by: jodizzle on 10 Jun 2008, 23:46
Dearest Blog Thread,

I had my job interview today!  I think it went well!  Sometimes I answered the questions they asked retardedly and not at all to the point (they were HARD) but I did it in such a charming and endearing way, they loved me.  I think I interview well because I just tend to make people feel happy because I am happy?  I don't know.  They asked me what my worst quality was and I forgot to think and just said: "I'm a little bit weird".  Apparently that means I will fit right in.  I wore my skully bow shoes because I thought we might have to walk around the factory and have a look at things.  I was all, oh they wont notice my shoes.  So of course they said: What kind of shoes are you wearing? And looked under the table to see if they were suitable.  I was like, oh crap!  Goth shoes!  But they were all, oh, they are probably not the best for this but they are cute!

They can't have waited more than a minute for me to leave before they rang my boss for a reference, that's a good thing right?  She rang me after and told me all about the nice things she said.

This is my blog story
Love Jodie <3
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jun 2008, 03:21
So... so this means more photos of you in office clothing, right? >.<
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Post by: jodizzle on 11 Jun 2008, 03:36
Hahaha <3 Dovey.  I'll file something for YOU anyday.

No actually.  If I get this job it is a kind of anything goes kind of casual clothes.  But it is cold and wet on the factory floor because there is lots of broccoli etc!  And thats where I will be with the paperwork for some reason!  Walking around a bunch!  I will have to invest in some comfy jeans though.  And I would get to wear a sexy net cap for my hair (HAHA).

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Post by: waterloosunset on 11 Jun 2008, 05:56
I had my first exam today, 3 hours of German. Cue lots of staring out of the window and cutting out sentences to stick to word limits, the bane of my life.
Need a B to get to Uni...fingers crossed...
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Post by: schimmy on 11 Jun 2008, 06:31
I officially dropped psychology today! It meant I only had one class, and that was first period. I sat outside on the grass with my friends for an hour before coming home to watch Battlestar Galactica.
Yup, life is pretty good at the moment.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 11 Jun 2008, 15:19
Dear Blog Thread,

I have an internship doing marketing and fundraising for a small non-profit that works with both low-income and refugee children. One of my major tasks for the summer is to interview a few of the kids to get their stories to create more empathy, which will lead to more volunteers, which will lead to more donors.

Right now I'm still trying to get to know the kids, so yesterday I accompanied them to the park. This is the best part of it so far, I kicked around a soccer ball with a little Sri Lankan boy, fell over trying to give the biggest hugest push on the swing to a little Nepalese girl, and carried a borderline autistic girl all the way to the park because her shoes kept falling off. I am out of shape, so today I was all sore.

The autistic girl said something that almost broke my heart though. She asked me "What do you see when you look in the mirror?" The way she said it was really poignant and touching.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Storm Rider on 11 Jun 2008, 17:26
Dear Blog Thread,

FUCK YEAH SUMMER VACATION

That is all.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Jun 2008, 18:40
Dear Blog thread

NO ONE SHOULD NEED INSTRUCTIONS TO DRINK FUCKING MILK!! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7447449.stm)

That is all, toodles
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 11 Jun 2008, 21:29
Dude, that is the British. I live in Waterloo, Ontario, where the city planners are super-keen on roundabouts (which are efficient for controlling certain volumes/velocities of traffic) and even though they are fairly simple, drivers do not understand because they are closed minded and refuse to try new things.
Get some cultural perspective on it.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 11 Jun 2008, 21:32
We need more roundabouts in the states, those things are a ridiculous good time.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 11 Jun 2008, 21:38
Yes, they are especially awesome for dog sculptures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundabout_dog)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Jun 2008, 23:35
No, roundabouts are shit. I crashed into someone on a roundabout once. Councils put roundabouts everywhere. In every cross street. Specifically in streets where a roundabout is a stupid idea. Even when it might be a good idea because of the high speed or heavy traffic at that intersections, people tend to ignore them and just go straight through without bothering to figure out right-of-way anyway.
I dislike roundabouts.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: McTaggart on 12 Jun 2008, 00:02
I am still trying to find a line through most of the roundabouts here that I am happy with. I think they might be engineered precisely so there isn't one.
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Post by: pwhodges on 12 Jun 2008, 05:11
Some of them (e.g. in Swindon, and at Hanger Lane, West London) are called "Gyratory System" to make them feel more important.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 12 Jun 2008, 05:34
I gyrated your mom's system last night.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Jun 2008, 05:51
7:30am exams are rough. I will probably take a nap under my desk at work at some point this morning.

But that means I am officially done. All I need to do is walk at graduation and I am freeeeeeee.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 12 Jun 2008, 06:58
We need more roundabouts in the states, those things are a ridiculous good time.

Well, good news for you, Liz (You are the one going to Mt. Holyoke, right?). Massachusetts is fucking cluttered with the things (Though we call them rotaries up here). New England in general has a ton of the things and, from personal experience spending about seven years dealing with the things driving myself, they are a fucking hassle. Most people suck at them and they tend to cause shit tons of accidents.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Jun 2008, 08:04
I just got off the phone with my girlfriend. She came earlier tonight and found out that her dog, Snoopy, has been dognapped. Like kidnapped but with a dog. Apparently a lot of the neighbourhood animals have been going missing lately, including other dogs from surrounding streets and a family of kittens from across the road. This is pretty fucked up and her mum is going to the police, the RSPCA and the newspapers tomorrow and hopefully they can get the animals back.

Who the fuck steals a dog?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Jun 2008, 08:06
Today was never going to be a good day since it's the day my cat is being put down (he's probably buried by now, I didn't want to be there) but it's been even worse than I'd imagined.

On the upside my Law teacher's baby was born (his wife teaches Psychology here too so there's a bit of a buzz about it at college), but that meant he wasn't in our Law lesson and that meant arguments about a whole bunch of stuff. It got stupid and I got randomly pissed off at something, and walked out for two hours. Seems my friends got panicky because they couldn't find me, and looked all over for me, and asked a lot of teachers if they'd seen me. Now I feel a bit stupid for getting everyone so worried but I needed to be alone to sort out my head. I found a really good alone place, by the portacabin where the disabled students have their classes. It sounds odd but sitting there helped to remind me that there are different ways of being "normal" and there's no point getting upset that someone thinks my accent is posh (seriously, that was the petty little straw that broke the camel's back today). Also no one thought to look there, it's at the back of the building by the construction site and that side of the college isn't being used much.

Anyway I'm feeling a lot better now, although when I get home in about an hour I imagine I'll start crying again, because my cat will not be there to say hello. I'm going to miss him pretty badly.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 12 Jun 2008, 08:12
We need more roundabouts in the states, those things are a ridiculous good time.

Well, good news for you, Liz (You are the one going to Mt. Holyoke, right?).

Amper is the one going to Mt. H. Liz is in Fargo.

In other news: FUCK.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ledhendrix on 12 Jun 2008, 10:07
Today I passed my theory test, it was shit easy. Barmymoo I will be incredibly disappointed if you fail. They give you 57 minutes to answer 50 piss easy MULTIPLE CHOICE questions. Who the hell needs 57 minutes to answer to answer them. Seriously, no wonder there are shit drivers on the road.*
 
I also got my code to work properly, now I have the power to send messages through a satellite system and read weather sensors.Soon all this will be heading up to the Arctic and four weather stations will be getting stuck out on the ice that I basically made. Me? I'm on the forefront of Arctic ice research.

Basically today I was fucking awesome.

*If theres anyone that failed their theory thats reading this, I would be sorry but your probably a bit retarded.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 12 Jun 2008, 10:11
Who the fuck steals a dog?

Snoopy has been summoned to see the Head Beagle.

Woodstock probably knows where he is.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jun 2008, 10:35
Quote from: ledhendrix
I'm on the forefront of Arctic ice research.

have you ever tried, oh i don't know, not being so awesome all the time?!

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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 12 Jun 2008, 17:32
But if he stopped being so awesome, i'm sure the world would explode or something

Anyways, there was the worst flooding I've ever seen personally today.  I could've canoed down my street
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 12 Jun 2008, 17:52
dear blog thread,

having iced coffee drinks after trying to avoid them for months makes me dance spastically.
i should be studying for exams (the ones that are preventing me from attending tronnocon :( ) but instead i am probably going to watch some subtitled movies or read. i am just that exciting.

love,
anna
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Post by: jodizzle on 12 Jun 2008, 18:06
Dear Jimminy,

I just noticed you sigged my sleep talk.  That is awesome.  Maybe I will say something amusing when I am at your house.

Love Jodie.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Jun 2008, 20:12
Goddamn it, why do my parents finally decide to stop living a lie and get divorced now? Couldn't they have done this when we were younger? or just do like most people and keep pretending.

Really though, I am kinda miffed at how selfish I am in a way, as the thing that I keep thinking is "man, this really messes up all my plans". Which it does, really.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 12 Jun 2008, 20:33
Okay blog thread, funny work story time.

So I lifeguard at a pool. One of my duties while not watching the pool is to periodically check the bathroom and shower area to see if the soap and toilet paper have run out. So today, I get stuck with checking the bathroom and shower area. While checking the soap dispensers by the showers an old naked man who I have never seen before walks up to be, forces a small empty box for soap into my hands and asks "Guess where I got this soap?" ... "India!" In my head I am thinking "what the fuck just happened" and simply respond with "Oh thats... cool." I then walk away going what the fuck and cracking up to myself. It was one of the funniest and weirdest things I've ever seen a person do.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 12 Jun 2008, 20:41
Oh man that is hilarious.

That reminds me of an incident like five years ago when a man came up to me on the street waving a twenty at me.  He offered it to me, I said "Uh...sure".  Then he said "HOW DOES IT FEEEEEL TO WANT SOMETHING?????"
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Post by: thehollow on 12 Jun 2008, 21:38
Dear blog thread,
I'm going to the baseball game tomorrow! I'm excited because this happens rarely for me. Also, there's a party for our frisbee team this weekend so hopefully I'll be getting drunk with cute ladies. So my weekend should be pretty fun, which is good, because I'm currently not in the best mood, as I just shelled out over $500 for new tires because the rims that i got with my car when I bought it are 16" instead of the stock 14" so the tires are way more expensive. Anyways, despite receiving a good deal of money for graduation, i'm pretty much poor again.

Anyways, there was the worst flooding I've ever seen personally today.  I could've canoed down my street
Yeah, WI's pretty ridiculous right now. FEMA might be coming in I hear, and I dunno how that'll go for us. Their track record isn't the best these days. Madison is at least in a relatively safe drainage area so the likelihood of flooding here is pretty slim, but the neverending storming and rain is a bitch.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jun 2008, 22:35
Dear Blog thread,

My girlfriend calls roundabouts "traffic circles." What's the deal with that?

She calls thongs sandals as well.

Silly Canadians.


Lunchbox, trust me when I say that roundabouts are the safer alternative to what we have in our local neighbourhood, which because of the "grid" layout of the streets, means there is a four-way intersection every fifty metres or so, and they are all controlled by either stop signs or "Give Way" signs, which nobody pays attention to and just drives right through at about 20km/hr over the speed limit. Oh, and all of the corners are more or less impossible to see around unless you're right up at the stop line, and leaning forward over the steering wheel.

Basically what I'm saying is that driving in my neighbourhood is an exercise in paranoia and terror.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 12 Jun 2008, 22:38
"Traffic circles" and "sandals" are proper vocabulary for those objects, and I'm not Canadian.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 13 Jun 2008, 01:07
Hope you did well enough for whatever school you're aiming to get in to.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jun 2008, 01:44
Dear blog thread,

A lot has happened in the last two weeks! I have shortened it a lot and omitted like 2 awesome stories but it is still super long because of my writing style. Sorry!

Some illiterate n00b tried to order a Big Mac Happy Meal the other day, to which I was allowed to respond, "Sir, do you honestly think your child is capable of eating an entire Big Mac? The marketing and sales departments in the upper echelons of the McDonald's Corporation tend to think otherwise. Which is, oddly enough, why Big Macs are not offered in Happy Meals, and also why it does not say 'Big Mac' on the Happy Meal menu." He sped away all pissed off, and the remainder of my shift was less tedious.

I was called by the Coast Guard to be an eyewitness in a case where a woman made threatening gestures and actions toward a young enlisted man. I never saw anything other than the fact that the driver of the vehicle she was riding in was in a bit of a hurry to GTFO, but the vehicle description the dude gave matched my vague memories, and the Coasties were really nice to me. I like the Coast Guard :)

I made out with a girl! She hates me now for some reason and I got mono from her (ugh I feel like shit) but it was awesome while makeouts were happening! And a week after Kissy Girl decided to stop talking to me, a much radder, much nicer, and much cuter girl came through drive-thru after a month of me being back, and she recognized me and noticed I was back in town, so she has started coming in every day again. I'm guessing it's just to see me, but it might just be wishful thinking 'cause I like her. Either way, I like rad people who are also cute, especially of the female variety, so I am pretty pleased to have re-met this one!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Jun 2008, 01:57
Watch out Patrick if she keeps coming back in every day she'll end up a fatty and no one wants that. You should probably ask her out soon, to save her the trouble.

"Traffic circles" and "sandals" are proper vocabulary for those objects, and I'm not Canadian.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/screwballsquirrel/lex-luthor-wrong.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 13 Jun 2008, 02:52
Jeez, how backwards does a regional dialect need to be in order to call a traffic circle a roundabout?  That sounds like a backgammon move.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: CardinalFang on 13 Jun 2008, 04:28
Dear Blog Thread,

I'd like to back up onewheelwizard and say that "Traffic circles" and "sandals" are indeed proper terms for the articles in question.

Also, I have the metabolism of a sloth.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ledhendrix on 13 Jun 2008, 05:07
Sandals are sandals, but roundabouts will never be Traffic circles. Traffic circles are when everybody gets in their car forms a circle and hides from the Indians. I read it in a book somewhere.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: McTaggart on 13 Jun 2008, 05:21
Sandals and thongs are completely different things!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 13 Jun 2008, 05:30
I'd like to back up onewheelwizard and say that "Traffic circles" and "sandals" are indeed proper terms for the articles in question.

Yes, but they are not the proper terms.

Sandals and thongs are completely different things!

I think a lot of confusion could be resolved by using the term 'thong sandals'.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Inlander on 13 Jun 2008, 05:32
Pfft, next you'll be asking us to do something crazy like call them "Jandals".
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Post by: Slick on 13 Jun 2008, 05:34
thong (http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/4141/1202thongbv9.jpg) sandal (http://www.reef-sandals-online.com/images/reef_convertible_sandal.jpg) thong sandal (http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/7572/pat0074oq6.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: McTaggart on 13 Jun 2008, 05:44
completely unrelated! (http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/4141/1202thongbv9.jpg) sandal (http://www.reef-sandals-online.com/images/reef_convertible_sandal.jpg) thong (http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/7572/pat0074oq6.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ledhendrix on 13 Jun 2008, 05:45
Thong sandals are flip flops. Thongs are just underwear.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: thehollow on 13 Jun 2008, 06:12
Thong sandals are flip flops. Thongs are just underwear.
dingdingding
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Sox on 13 Jun 2008, 06:15
I made out with a girl! She hates me now for some reason and I got mono from her (ugh I feel like shit) but it was awesome while makeouts were happening!

So not worth it. You're the only guy I speak to who can sound enthusiastic about mono because it means he got to make out with a girl that doesn't even like him.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: öde on 13 Jun 2008, 06:19
Stop being dicks about terms!
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Post by: jhocking on 13 Jun 2008, 06:21
Yeah, WI's pretty ridiculous right now. FEMA might be coming in I hear, and I dunno how that'll go for us. Their track record isn't the best these days. Madison is at least in a relatively safe drainage area so the likelihood of flooding here is pretty slim, but the neverending storming and rain is a bitch.

fan-fucking-tastic. I'm going camping in WI this weekend; had to reserve the campsite already. Do you have any idea if the crazy conditions you describe apply to Buckhorn State Park, about an hour north of Madison?
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Post by: thehollow on 13 Jun 2008, 06:48
I know that as of last night they've closed a couple of the southbound lanes of 90-94 near Mauston, which is just a little bit south of there. Dunno how the park itself is doing.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 13 Jun 2008, 07:23
I've honestly never heard of Buckthorn State Park, but if your general directions are correct, I live about an hour east of that in Fond du lac.  The flooding is definitely better today and will be better over the weekend (I think), but the ground will still be really saturated and probably won't make for a pleasant camping experience.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Jun 2008, 08:01
Maybe if the site has platform tents? Those things are pretty much the best.
(http://www.parks.wa.gov/yurtsandcabins/yurtcabin_DOSE1.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 13 Jun 2008, 08:03
Dear blog thread,
I graduate tomorrow. Holy shit. I am currently taking a break from cleaning out my studio and I'm kind of amazed how much crap I have. Art school requires so much stuff and all of it is expensive, and I still have a ton of it left. I hope I use it eventually.

P.S. Someone from high school that I can't stand sent me a message over facebook saying "I haven't seen you in forever. What have you been up to?" but with horrible grammar. Is it bad I want to send a message that says, "No shit. I have been avoiding you for the past 4 years."?

fan-fucking-tastic. I'm going camping in WI this weekend; had to reserve the campsite already. Do you have any idea if the crazy conditions you describe apply to Buckhorn State Park, about an hour north of Madison?

Calling the park would be the best idea. If it's managed to not have flooding, it might be dry, but you may not actually be able to get there if the highways are closed.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 13 Jun 2008, 08:50
Dear Blog Thread,

My life is pretty awesome.

Before this season, I'd only ever been to three Red Sox games (Two as a kid and one last season with Shane). I've been to three in the last week! All wins, no less. Before last week, I'd never seen a Red Sox home run in person either. In those three games, I've seen seven (One player actually drilling one to the same spot in all three). It's been pretty awesome.

On the downside, though, my hot water was out for a day and a half, but oh well.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 13 Jun 2008, 09:03
fan-fucking-tastic. I'm going camping in WI this weekend; had to reserve the campsite already. Do you have any idea if the crazy conditions you describe apply to Buckhorn State Park, about an hour north of Madison?

Oh, and it's supposed to rain even more tomorrow and Sunday as well.
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Post by: Dissy on 13 Jun 2008, 09:14
Dear Blog Thread:

Pete.  Oh, Pete.  Why?  How could you?  Moron.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Jun 2008, 09:49
Dear Blog Thread:

Pete.  Oh, Pete.  Why?  How could you?  Moron.
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Post by: tommydski on 13 Jun 2008, 10:01
Apparently Pete didn't poke some broad when he 'should have'. I don't see the big deal frankly.

Look, I'm not getting laid right now. Even as I'm typing this post. Amazing!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Jun 2008, 10:07
Tomorrow is my theory test and I have finally run to ground a copy of a DVD which lets you practice the hazard perception and stuffs so I'll be doing that this evening. Also I just located the chords for a song I want to learn on guitar, and it is the weekend which means I do not have to go to college tomorrow (although I have to be up super early because there is a carnival which will make it slow getting to my test  :roll:) so basically today is better. I went to talk to Student Services about getting moneys to go and visit universities and they said that technically the budget is gone but they can fiddle it a bit, so hopefully (if I can find a day to go) I'll be off on a 500 mile round trip to see a university way down south (it is Cambridge, say it quietly or people might notice how ambitious I'm being).
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 13 Jun 2008, 10:08
I'm half tempted to post the chat transcript. The Pete situation really is absolutely and utterly ridiculous.

Also, forgot to add: I'm going camping next weekend!
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Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 13 Jun 2008, 10:27
The past couple days have involved more death and destruction than I care for. 

Yesterday at work (Verizon customer service), my first call was from a woman whose husband had passed away, and she needed to have his phone line disconnected.  Halfway through our discussion, my computer started going crazy.  I couldn't access any information or make any changes to her account.  I had to transfer her to a different center.  Turns out our servers are in Cedar Rapids Iowa, which is currently experiencing record flooding, and they are basically underwater.  After a few hours, they sent most of us home.  I got paid to be bored out of my mind for a while though. 

That evening, I jogged to the track on campus so I could do a couple of repeats.  When I got there, the track was gone.  It was reduced to a gaping hole in the ground and a huge pile of rubble.  They've been planning to rebuild the athletic stadium, and I guess they've started. 

Later that night, I took my cat out for a walk.  After a couple hours, he started drooling profusely, which can be a symptom of a serious problem.  This morning he was still dripping like a faucet, so I called into work and took him to the vet.  The lobby was depressing as fuck.  There was a couple with a dog waiting to be euthanized, and another dog miscarried in the lobby.  A morning that involves aborted puppy fetuses is not a good one.

On the plus side, my cat is probably going to be fine, and because he struggled too much when they tried to look in his mouth, he has now been doped up with mild opiates and sedatives, which is rather entertaining. 

This trend of things around me dying or being destroyed is a bit worrisome, though.
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Post by: jhocking on 13 Jun 2008, 10:43
I am the angel of death.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 13 Jun 2008, 10:47
I went to take the test to get my permit, I never got it and have to take the test anyway so why not, and I do not know the rules of the road apparently.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jimbunny on 13 Jun 2008, 11:04
I am alternately appalled by and appreciative of the fact that some people will think you are cool if you go about every day living like no one wants to talk to you.

What up, humanity?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jun 2008, 11:26
So not worth it. You're the only guy I speak to who can sound enthusiastic about mono because it means he got to make out with a girl that doesn't even like him.

I never said I was enthusiastic about winding up with mono. I just said that makeouts were nice! It's the stuff that happened after said makeouts that was shitty.

I forgot to mention why we broke up after only 5 days. She didn't want me to hang out with my friends anymore, because we play VTM and Werewolf: The Apocalypse and other shit, and "that's just too nerdy". I thought she was joking, but she wasn't. Hell, at least my friends don't go around town every other day (not even kidding) looking for people to fight.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 13 Jun 2008, 11:43
She didn't want me to hang out with my friends anymore

Ignoring the specifics of why she felt that way, this alone is reason to dump her.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jimbunny on 13 Jun 2008, 11:44
If you wanna be my lover...
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 13 Jun 2008, 11:47
Man, Pat, don't go making out with crazies, especially ones that have some form of illness/disease that make you sick. This is a life experience you have now learned. There are girls who appreciate nerdiness. This forum is proof.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jun 2008, 12:09
She didn't want me to hang out with my friends anymore, because we play VTM and Werewolf: The Apocalypse and other shit, and "that's just too nerdy".

Ignoring the specifics of why she felt that way, this alone is reason to dump her.

fyp
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Orbert on 13 Jun 2008, 12:17
For Your Pleasure?

Fuck Yeah Patrick?

???
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Post by: Edith on 13 Jun 2008, 12:19
frost your penis?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 13 Jun 2008, 12:51
googling 'fyp' reveals that the acronym means "Filipino Young Professionals."


Seriously though, I meant to leave off that ending part because it was extraneous to my point. I am unsure how putting it back in improves my post.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jun 2008, 12:59
I meant to leave off that ending part because it was extraneous to my point. I am unsure how putting it back in improves my post.

It implies that you are a huge nerd.

It's supposed to be good-natured ribbing but when I spell it out it makes me look like a dick. I suspect that this was Joe Hocking's plan all along.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 13 Jun 2008, 13:16
Johnny C. What a douche bag.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 13 Jun 2008, 13:29
The best there is.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 13 Jun 2008, 14:44
Still don't know what fyp is either.
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Post by: tommydski on 13 Jun 2008, 15:00
I now know what Fixed Your Post is.

FYP.
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Post by: jimbunny on 13 Jun 2008, 16:04
Oh-ho, clever.
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Post by: pen on 13 Jun 2008, 17:01
Hi blog thread,

In the past week, I have been to my first Red Sox game and it was way more fun than I expected.  It sucked that my feet were killing by the end of the night, but still pretty neat.  My dad's been in the hospital with salmonella poisoning from a tomato.  This is why I don't eat tomatoes.... well, not really.  They're just gross unless as sauce on pasta or pizza.  Anyway, he's out of the hospital now, and I'm going to be a good daughter and go visit him tomorrow. 

Couldn't find my daughter again today after work.  She wasn't where they daycare person said she'd be... again.  Second time this week.  It's just a tad frustrating when I don't see my kid where I'm supposed to find her.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: IronOxide on 13 Jun 2008, 18:26
I just sent out an email to lie (by omission) to somebody and let down my section, my corps, and all because I didn't get my goddamn shit together on time.

Honestly, I have never felt more like a jackass in all of my life. I am feeling sick to my stomach, my head is fucking spinning, and I have no fucking idea what to do with a weekend that should be completely full but is instead empty.

I don't know why I get into things that I can't hold up my commitments to. I am not ready to be a goddamn adult. I overextend myself, and then overextend the people around me because I can't support myself. If I had known that I would have to ask this much from people to do things like this, I would have never signed up.
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Post by: jodizzle on 13 Jun 2008, 18:58
Dear Blog Thread,

So that job I had the interview for?  I am in the top 2 (again with the top 2 for jobs I interview for).  Which is good!  Second interview on Monday, hopefully all will be well!  There are only 2 problems with this job.
1) Although it will be a good amount of money a year, they are at least staring me/person who gets the job off on casual instead of salary. which means slightly more money, but no holiday pay/sick leave.  Which I wanted!  They did say after the 3 months probation there will probably be the option of salary though, so that's good!
2)  It's so so so so so far away from my house.  So loxley would have to take me to work all the time!  At elast until I make friends with someone who could carpool me!

But yay, I like being cool enough to be in the top 2!

Love Jodie
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jun 2008, 19:05
Dear blog thread,

Today was Friday the 13th! I only had 6 hours of work today, which was awesome, because I am still sick anyway and would hack shit out of my lungs out of the drive-thru window onto the cold hard pavement when I was certain no cars were around to spot me. Eventually I wound up having a pretty impressive pool of phlegm on the ground to show for my efforts! I didn't have my camera though, and between all the cars that will inevitably show up tonight and the rain forecast, it won't be there tomorrow. Oh well!

The ice cream machine broke, and I got a lot of mixed reactions. Some people thought I was joking. Others got really pissed off. Other others were really chill about it. "Oh I'll get a soda then!" No cute girls today.

Love,
Patrick

--

Dear Hocking-person,

Yeah, I know that not allowing me to have my own friends is an instant deal-breaker. But saying they're too nerdy just adds insult to injury. If you don't want me hanging out with a certain group of people, at least make sure they're all members of the mafia beforehand. Christ!

A cold, steady gaze,
Me
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Post by: Gemmwah on 13 Jun 2008, 19:24
Dear Blog Thread,

Tonight a girl I like told me she liked me too. We're going to a gig on the 23rd. I am quite excited.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Inlander on 13 Jun 2008, 19:59
So I was riding home from breakfast this morning, all giddy with glee because I had in my bag brand-new albums by the Silver Jews, Wolf Parade, and Tilly & the Wall, when what should happen as I rode past some parked cars? Why, I got doored, of course.

"OW! JESUS!" [sound of me almost falling of my bike as it ricocheted into the back of the car in front of me]

Actually, I'm all right, and the guy who doored me was very apologetic and insisted that he'd checked in his mirror before opening his door and hadn't seen me, in which case whatever, accidents happen I guess. Fortunately I was going pretty slowly due to trying to navigate through a knot of traffic backed up at some lights so I wasn't hurt too badly. However, now my left ankle hurts rather a lot (it took the brunt of the impact with the car door), which when put together with recent injuries to my right wrist (tendinitis) and my left wrist (got accidentally knocked over when playing touch football; tried to brace my fall with my hand; failed to execute said brace adequately) makes me fear that in a month I'll be hopping everywhere on my right food and performing all feats of manual dexterity with my mouth.

We'll see, we'll see.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 13 Jun 2008, 20:14
That is no good at all! I am finding it to be more and more dangerous to ride a bike, at least here in this part of Kansas City. People in large cars seem pretty apathetic about hitting people on bikes. Just the other day, a woman, older, was talking on her cell phone. I was on the sidewalk, and the crosswalk said I could go. She immediately drives up, and, without stopping or looking, swerves right. I made myself fall in the street to prevent being trampled. No good! No good at all. Just because you can afford to drive does not give you the right to plow through anybody.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 13 Jun 2008, 20:30
What a dick of a driver. That's not only illegal, but highly dangerous, and not only because the people who are likeliest to be walking or biking are kids. I always wait for a person in the crosswalk to finish going before I turn right (since that is what you are supposed to do duh) and I get road rage so hard when there's someone behind me honking at me because of it. I am really good at flipping people off now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Inlander on 13 Jun 2008, 20:39
Drivers in Melbourne are pretty bad, and you see people rush through a corner on a pedestrian crossing or run a red light pretty often - however, I have to say that by far the worst offenders are cyclists. As a cyclist it makes me so angry to see other cyclists behaving like dickheads on the road - and then everyone wonders why drivers don't respect cyclists! Listen up, everyone: if you want to ride on the road, obey the damn road rules.
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Post by: Kai on 13 Jun 2008, 20:41
The worst part is how that is a fairly common occurrence. I am basically waiting for the gas crisis to escalate to the point that nobody can drive though, because then I will rub it in their stinky faces. And set their useless cars on fire.

I am not a happy biker.


EDIT: Bikers who ride through red lights and stop signs and don't follow general road rules can suck it too.
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Post by: tania on 13 Jun 2008, 22:18
i worked out with my crazy intense rugby champion housemate today and it was one of the most difficult things i can remember doing in a very long time. we took turns alternating between skipping rope and doing abdominal exercises every three minutes, for about 45 minutes. apparantly switching rapidly between cardio and muscle-building exercises is really good for you and maximizes the benefits of both. doesn't sound so intense but i learned the hard way that it really is. i'm looking forward to doing a lot more of this in the future but jesus, i am terrified of what my limbs will feel like tomorrow morning.
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 13 Jun 2008, 22:30
Dear blog thread - one of the most irrational fears ever (fear of daddy long legs) brought me out of my half-sleeping stupor in the dark with my ear (ruptured drum) feeling fine all the way into a frenzy, in bright light, my ear throbbing, and me somehow shirtless.  This most recent development is when I mistook a thread on the shirt for one of the horrible spider-poseur's eponymous legs, and I "flipped shit," screaming "OH JESUS" repeatedly and clawing the shirt over my head.
I will not rest until that mayflylike motherfucker is caught and thrown outside my window (because I honestly can't kill in good conscience).
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: thehollow on 13 Jun 2008, 23:49
motherfuck my night sucked way harder than it was supposed to. I was all pumped for the brewer game I went to with my brother and some friends, but the brewers played like shit and the game sucked. We paid double what we normally pay for tickets because the cheaper ones were sold out, and it wasn't even worth it to drive to Milwaukee and pay that much for a shitty game that we didn't even watch till the end.

After that, we drove back to Madison, but because of the flooding I94 was closed so we had to detour south all the way to Beloit, and then back north on I90 to Madison.
Here's the route- the blue is the normal route, the red is the detour we were forced to take:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/detour.jpg)


 In all, what should have been a 75 mile trip taking about an hour and a half ended up being a 3 and a half hour drive covering 145 miles. I drove the whole way and now I'm tired as fuck. All in all, a trip that was not worth the money, especially since I got hardly any compensation from my friends for gas.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 14 Jun 2008, 00:41
why did you have to take such a massive detour, surely there were better options?
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Post by: RedLion on 14 Jun 2008, 00:55
There's not, really. I live in Janesville (you can see it on the map, slightly north of Beloit), and it really sucks--the only way to get to Milwaukee is to go south first, then north, or to go through a bunch of back-country roads till you hit the highway to Milwaukee.

Pro-tip for the future though--highway 14 works well--you can get off at Delaven, go through Janesville, then up to Madison on it. If you skirt around the towns, it saves about half an hour.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: McTaggart on 14 Jun 2008, 01:04
Just out of interest, where does the I95 go? I'm wondering whether there's more to it than just rhyming with 'big shiny eyes'.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jun 2008, 02:37
95? I'm pretty sure it joins up with 85 in Nashville or some shit, doesn't it? I do know that 85 to 285 is one of my favourite freeway drives. Nothing but gorgeous Georgia pine forest the whole way until you hit Columbus, and by that point I'm just waiting to see the sign for exit 6 because that was the exit for my house when I lived there.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 14 Jun 2008, 02:54
That's just really stupid, there appear to be a whole lot of roads that could be utilised instead of just sticking to the highways.

Just my 2 cents, I don't drive in America nor do I drive in Australia anyway.
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Post by: morca007 on 14 Jun 2008, 03:51
My plan to return to a normal sleep pattern is going awry.
I woke up at 11 today (Early for me!), but I do not think I will be in bed till 5 today, just like yesterday. Bad!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BlahBlah on 14 Jun 2008, 06:29
So I was riding home from breakfast this morning, all giddy with glee because I had in my bag brand-new albums by the Silver Jews, Wolf Parade, and Tilly & the Wall, when what should happen as I rode past some parked cars? Why, I got doored, of course.

"OW! JESUS!" [sound of me almost falling of my bike as it ricocheted into the back of the car in front of me]

Actually, I'm all right, and the guy who doored me was very apologetic and insisted that he'd checked in his mirror before opening his door and hadn't seen me, in which case whatever, accidents happen I guess. Fortunately I was going pretty slowly due to trying to navigate through a knot of traffic backed up at some lights so I wasn't hurt too badly. However, now my left ankle hurts rather a lot (it took the brunt of the impact with the car door), which when put together with recent injuries to my right wrist (tendinitis) and my left wrist (got accidentally knocked over when playing touch football; tried to brace my fall with my hand; failed to execute said brace adequately) makes me fear that in a month I'll be hopping everywhere on my right food and performing all feats of manual dexterity with my mouth.

We'll see, we'll see.

How are the albums?!
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Post by: valley_parade on 14 Jun 2008, 08:18
Durr blogthread,

After cashing my check yesterday afternoon, I went to the locally-famous hot dog emporium (Jack's Hot Dog Stand) with my friend for dinner. We parted ways and met back up at the baseball game later that night. After said game, we met up with some friends for hot wings, and ended up hanging out at some pretty cool bars in Williamstown (then again, I think they're the ONLY bars in Williamstown..).

A boring-ass night, honestly, but I had a good time anyway. It's nice going out, having a few drinks, and not waking up with a hangover. Plus our team won the game 4-0!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Orbert on 14 Jun 2008, 08:25
That's just really stupid, there appear to be a whole lot of roads that could be utilised instead of just sticking to the highways.

Just my 2 cents, I don't drive in America nor do I drive in Australia anyway.

There are a lot of secondary roads in the area, but most of them are under water, too.  This whole part of the country is swampland right now.  They could spend two days trying to find a detour that works, but they're hoping that by that time, the floodwaters will be down.  So it makes sense in a way to just stick to Interstates, which they know are clear.  Also, by time you take all those secondary roads going 25 mph through towns and hitting stoplights, it's actually faster to go twice as far on the Interstate.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Emaline on 14 Jun 2008, 09:53
I'm in the airport. I already went through security. I feel molested. Thankfully, they didn't accost me for my piercings. Our plane is tiny. I bought a book. Worst Case Senarios. I haven't ate. I don't feel like it. I've hyperventilated twice. After this flight I have an hour lay over, and then I get on another on. I don't want to be here.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 14 Jun 2008, 11:41
Dear Blogthread,

I graduated high school today.

That is all,
Matt
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 14 Jun 2008, 14:22
Dear Blog Thread,

My face hurts.

My brother and I were paying catch in the yard at my parents' house. I backed up on a sidearm throw (Which I'm not used to from him) and tripped over a root and caught it right in the face. I got it right on the stitching and I've got a one inch gash right under my eye. It bled pretty profusely, and I'm going to have one hell of a bruise for a day or two, but it could've been much worse. It hit directly on my cheek bone. An inch higher and it would've gotten me right in the eye and done who knows what kind of damage. An inch or two to the right and I'd have caught it in the temple. A few inches lower and it'd have hit me in my damn near perfect teeth (Not bragging, they're just very nice teeth). A few inches up into the forehead and I might have a slight concussion. All told, I'll take some swelling and a small gash over any of the alternatives.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 14 Jun 2008, 15:46
This whole part of the country is swampland right now. 

That is simultaneously awesome, nuts and annoying.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 14 Jun 2008, 15:49
That sucks, Jon.  Takin' a beaner to the face.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 14 Jun 2008, 15:58
This whole part of the country is swampland right now. 

That is simultaneously awesome, nuts and annoying.

Mostly it's awful.  Here, I have proof.  (These a pictures taken by a friend, if you must know)

The ol' football lake:
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916281_9733.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916277_8585.jpg

Various streets:
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916280_9445.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916300_5631.jpg
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916304_7005.jpg

The river:
http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916310_9100.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v291/154/85/505051886/n505051886_916287_1494.jpg
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 14 Jun 2008, 17:55
This is what I did today:

I graduated college! Woohoo! Then I went to lunch with my mom and had some delicious italian food, which was kind of hard to order due to the tomato recall, but still good. And then I got home and took a 5 hour nap. Now I'm going to find some food and watch a movie.
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Post by: Liz on 14 Jun 2008, 18:07
Yay Linds! Congratulations on really being out in the real world.
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Post by: Inlander on 14 Jun 2008, 18:55
So I was riding home from breakfast this morning, all giddy with glee because I had in my bag brand-new albums by the Silver Jews, Wolf Parade, and Tilly & the Wall, when what should happen as I rode past some parked cars? Why, I got doored, of course.
How are the albums?!

Intact! Other than that, too early to tell, as I've only had time to listen to each of them once. Keep your eye on the music sub-forum for further developments!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Jun 2008, 19:29
Took my mom to see Kung Fu Panda.  Everything was going great until the final fight scene when something happened to the film that made it all blurry.  The characters could easily be made out, but it was like looking through glasses of the wrong prescription.

On the plus side someone had told the theater so we got to free passes, which expire in 2011.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 15 Jun 2008, 01:38
Congratulations Linds!

Dear blog thread,

I have failed in my pursuit of a tan. Whilst spending time in the Hawaiian sun, instead of losing my lily whiteness I have gained old man liver spots.

Stupid skin.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 15 Jun 2008, 02:08
I have also failed, but managed to get a sunburn worse than the first day in Crete last time I was there, after being outside for 3 hours in goddamn Bodø (just above the Arctic circle), the one day we've had decent summer weather after I've been home. And freckles. Tons of freckles.
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Post by: jmrz on 15 Jun 2008, 06:01
Hello QC Forums Blog Thread!

I haven't posted in here before, granted I haven't posted here in ages. I have been cheating on you here forums with Real Life and the XKCD forums. You still remember me right? This Real Life business is kind of fun, although it is a little complicated. But right now I am on holidays for another month and a bit, then I go back to uni where I am changing degrees. No more computer science, hello graphic design, it should be lots of fun and I hope I actually got the degree choice right the second time around.

I will try and come back occasionally QC, I kind of miss it here, but there is so much I missed and seriously, who the fuck are half of you people? I only really recognise some of you.

<3 Jmrz
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Post by: Lunchbox on 15 Jun 2008, 06:40
Jamie, don't be mean to the newer folks. They are lovely! I love you, newish people. You make me feel young again.
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Post by: jmrz on 15 Jun 2008, 06:48
Perhaps I should be in gabbly more often and figure out how some of these people are. Also, whoever it was that added me to facebook, I have no idea what your forum name is, I'm sorry. I am sure you are all lovely, but it's like walking into a house you've lived in for years and all of a sudden you have acquired a bunch of new roommates that you had no idea about.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Jun 2008, 07:29
You make me feel young again.

I got carded the other night, and that made me feel young. I had a streak going where for a few weeks I'd buy a drink and not get carded. I was starting to wonder if I look a hell of a lot older than 21. I don't think I do.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 15 Jun 2008, 07:54
When I went out to lunch after the ceremony yesterday, my waiter asked why I was wearing a lei*, so I told him I graduated. He paused before saying college and then apologized because I look young. I don't think I look 18, but maybe I don't look 22 either. I'm not sure if I think this is a good or bad thing.

*I was wearing a lei because my mom mentioned to a student in her dept. from Hawaii that I was graduating, so she mailed me a lei as a graduation gift for good luck.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 15 Jun 2008, 09:54
I wish I felt young. I can count the amount of times I've been carded since I was 16 on two hands. I worked in a shop last year and had one of those mystery shoppers evaluate me. I was shown the results and I was described as a "tallish man of medium build with dark hair, late twenties." When I worked in a bottleshop I would have 30-something mothers with squalling children make comments to me such as "You know how kids can be, you probably have some of your own." When I was invited to a 19th birthday party by a girl in my Mandarin class my friend (who was 26) turned to me and said "Man, it'll be a bit weird for us eh? Surrounded by 18 and 19 year old girls. I feel a bit weird about going" I asked him how old he thought I was and he blinks and says "My age aren't you? 26? 27?" When I told him I was 20 he looked at me and without missing a beat says "Dude, you gotta moisturise or something! Start taking care of yourself, you know what I mean?"   

When I was 12 people thought I was 17. When I was 17 people thought I was 22. I'm 22 in October and people think I'm 28.

You all make me feel ancient.
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 15 Jun 2008, 10:37
Man fuck you guys.  I've been told on three different occasions that I "look like [I'm] fifteen."  I don't think I do, and it's kind of a bruise to my self esteem, but it means that every amorous escapade from jerks that I no longer like I can think of as sublimated pedophilia.  Wait, is that a good thing?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Jun 2008, 11:53
I went to a garden party today (disappointingly no big hats) and the woman at the door (no idea who she was) said "so glad you came, one more for my bouncy castle" which was nice and all, but the only people on the bouncy castle were three seven year old boys. I do not think that I look like someone who would enjoy bouncing with three seven year old boys, even if they are all wearing the same blue checkered shirt.

Anyway yesterday we got two kittens! It was a bit of a surprise, it was all arranged pretty much overnight. They are nine weeks old, and almost identical to the point that we have to keep checking which is which by looking under their tails. The boy will be called Moses and the girl Miriam, when they get big enough for colour-coded collars. At the moment they are just the Squeakers.

It's been a really nice, long-feeling weekend. Yesterday I had my driving theory test (I passed! 48 out of 50 on one section, 61 out of 75 on the other which is good since pass is 44) and bought some new clothes, and saw a carnival. Then the kittens came. Today was the garden party and afterwards I took the dog and the adult cat for a walk. We had to come back quite soon because the cat is not allowed to go past the crossroads at the end of our road, and he got all anxious and miowing when we left him. Sucks that tomorrow is college again but we have Tuesday off. It's meant to be a review day where we all go in for a fifteen minute "progress update" but no one ever goes, we just have the interviews some other time.
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Post by: mooface on 15 Jun 2008, 12:25
i look like i'm 14.  my boyfriend is 26.  it is pretty damn awkward when women start hitting on him in front of me because they think i'm his little sister.  it's probably even more awkward for them, though, when i nonchalantly grab his ass and kiss him on the lips.

also, barmymoo... you walk your cat?  is this normal?  because near my house in rome there is a lady who walks her cat and another one who walks her rabbit and i always thought that was kind of strange.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 15 Jun 2008, 12:36
I've seen people walk their cats before. We even got a harness for my cat when he was younger, so we could take him outside, but that didn't work, because he'd just fall over and pretend he was paralyzed. The rabbit walking is a bit odd though.
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Post by: tommydski on 15 Jun 2008, 12:50
I walk my cat. Not on a lead obviously, that's just fucking weird. She follows me.

I've walked her since she was a kitten. She loves going on adventures. I seriously think that people should walk their cats at least twice a week.
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Post by: öde on 15 Jun 2008, 13:13
Cat walking is an awesome concept, but I don't think my cat would agree.
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Post by: dennis on 15 Jun 2008, 13:20
95? I'm pretty sure it joins up with 85 in Nashville or some shit, doesn't it? I do know that 85 to 285 is one of my favourite freeway drives. Nothing but gorgeous Georgia pine forest the whole way until you hit Columbus, and by that point I'm just waiting to see the sign for exit 6 because that was the exit for my house when I lived there.
I95 runs north along the eastern seaboard from FL, through GA, SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, ME, and ends at the Canadian border. It never goes through any landlocked states, like TN.

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: dennis on 15 Jun 2008, 13:21
I walk my cat. Not on a lead obviously, that's just fucking weird. She follows me.

I've walked her since she was a kitten. She loves going on adventures. I seriously think that people should walk their cats at least twice a week.
That's adorable, Tommy.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 15 Jun 2008, 13:33
I take her to the beach pretty often too. She loves sand but she doesn't like the sea. She just stands there with massive eyes like it is too huge to register.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 15 Jun 2008, 14:34
That's what my cat does when we bring him outside. And then he slowly crawls back indoors.
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Post by: supersheep on 15 Jun 2008, 15:35
OK, bad stuff first. In the past two weeks I have managed to break my perfect life streak of never losing anything particularly important by proceeding to lose my wallet (about a week ago) and my phone (today). This is especially inconvenient given the timing, as I'm going to Amurka on Wednesday, and I have neither a credit card nor a bank card that can let me take out money over there. Also, I had a dream this morning about a girl I have had... feelings for for far too long which a) made me very happy until I realised it wasn't real, b) confused me, and c) made me sad for a while. Also, I realised how much I am gonna miss my folks when I am over there. Today is the last time I will see my whole family for three months. I think it's going to be even worse when I say goodbye to my housemates.

Of course, there is good news. Namely that, in three days time I will be in a hostel in Chicago. I only go to sleep one more time in Ireland. Understandably, I am rather excited. I am going to America WOOOOOOO. Of course, I would be even more excited if my original plans had worked and I was able to go to Tronnocon too, but fuck it. America! I shall yhave adventures! I will eat steak and lassoo cattle from horseback and other stereotypes. YAY!
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Post by: Storm Rider on 15 Jun 2008, 16:25
...You've never had steak?
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Post by: supersheep on 15 Jun 2008, 16:57
Not an AMERICAN steak.

OK, so I was grasping for stereotypes and ran out.
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Post by: Edith on 15 Jun 2008, 17:02
OK, bad stuff first. In the past two weeks I have managed to break my perfect life streak of never losing anything particularly important by proceeding to lose my wallet (about a week ago) and my phone (today). This is especially inconvenient given the timing, as I'm going to Amurka on Wednesday, and I have neither a credit card nor a bank card that can let me take out money over there. Also, I had a dream this morning about a girl I have had... feelings for for far too long which a) made me very happy until I realised it wasn't real, b) confused me, and c) made me sad for a while. Also, I realised how much I am gonna miss my folks when I am over there. Today is the last time I will see my whole family for three months. I think it's going to be even worse when I say goodbye to my housemates.

Of course, there is good news. Namely that, in three days time I will be in a hostel in Chicago. I only go to sleep one more time in Ireland. Understandably, I am rather excited. I am going to America WOOOOOOO. Of course, I would be even more excited if my original plans had worked and I was able to go to Tronnocon too, but fuck it. America! I shall yhave adventures! I will eat steak and lassoo cattle from horseback and other stereotypes. YAY!

Wait, why aren't you coming to tronnocon? You can join the carload if you can get yourself to Fort Wayne on the Thursday am bus that Liz is riding in from Fargo via Chicago. Just sayin'.
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Post by: jhocking on 15 Jun 2008, 18:19
I know that as of last night they've closed a couple of the southbound lanes of 90-94 near Mauston, which is just a little bit south of there. Dunno how the park itself is doing.

Quick update for anyone who cares: I did go camping this weekend, and the camp wasn't flooded or anything. However, flooding did affect the roads significantly, resulting in hellish traffic getting there (EDIT: what thehollow said.) Also, the camp was absolutely swarming with mosquitos. I mean, I've worked at camps and have never seen anything even near that bad; the air was literally darkened by the clouds of mosquitos. I sprayed on tons of bug spray and still got eaten alive.

The campsite itself was gorgeous however, located right by the lake. If it weren't so infested, it would have been great sitting out enjoying the view, or riding a canoe (they were available to rent, and we could launch from our campsite.) I'll have to find out if the mosquitos are an aberration, and if so go back some other time.

Now to go to the drugstore to pickup lotion to soothe the itching...

Wait, why aren't you coming to tronnocon? You can join the carload if you can get yourself to Fort Wayne on the Thursday am bus that Liz is riding in from Fargo via Chicago. Just sayin'.

Note however that she's crashing at my place for a night because of some scheduling issue. I don't know if that scheduling issue applies generally or just to her, but it's something to keep in mind.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 15 Jun 2008, 18:27
Now to go to the drugstore to pickup lotion to soothe the itching...

Joe, you make for the best out of context quotes.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Jun 2008, 18:33
Joe, the scheduling issue applies only to me, because I bought my bus tickets before other people changed their route.

So now that I have a place to stay that night (thanks!) I just have to figure out the best way to get from the train station to your place and then from your place to the bus station. Meh.
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Post by: jhocking on 15 Jun 2008, 18:50
So now that I have a place to stay that night (thanks!) I just have to figure out the best way to get from the train station to your place and then from your place to the bus station. Meh.

This is what cabs are for. I don't know about the bus station, but the train station for Amtrak trains is surprisingly far from the eL. Also, I suppose I should PM you my address or something. I live next to the lake directly east of Wrigley field.
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Post by: Slick on 15 Jun 2008, 19:15
Man I wish I got to have a sleep-over at Joe Hocking's.
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Post by: Patrick on 15 Jun 2008, 19:34
95? I'm pretty sure it joins up with 85 in Nashville or some shit, doesn't it? blah blah blah also goes through Georgia and I like that bit, blah blah blah penis

I95 runs north along the eastern seaboard from FL, through GA, SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, ME, and ends at the Canadian border. It never goes through any landlocked states, like TN.

Okay cool, thanks! I did remember taking 95 for most of the "Home For Christmas" trip my mom, sis and I took while my sister and I were visiting Mom in Arlington, VA one winter. I was asleep for a good 5 or 6 hours of it (I'd just purchased Dark Side of the Moon and had my headphones on most of the trip), so I wasn't sure if it swung through Tennessee at some point. I do remember entering SC at one point.

My friend Austin and I went to my first house party the other night! People asked me how old I was and when I said I was 19 they were like 'wat??? no wai ur 2 years older then every 1 here???" I learned how to play Quarters! It's a drinking game where you take turns in a circle trying to bounce a quarter into a shot glass full of whatever liquor is available. The guy right before me was driving (he was my ride) and therefore couldn't drink, so not only was he completely sober and nailing every fucking shot he launched, I was also drinking the ones that the guy before him (coincidentally, my old roomie from last summer) was making. Long story short, I was feeling no pain by the time the party wound down.

I got propositioned by 3 of the girls who were there that night, and even the massive amounts of booze in me couldn't calm down my silent freakout enough to keep me from saying "What in the shitting earfuck do you mean, 'let's go find an empty room', I don't even know your first name!" One of them told me her name and I ignored her and told her that I only had vaccines against TWO types of Hepatitis. I think I pissed her off but I was busy watching somebody get their ass kicked in Halo so I didn't care.

Long story short, Jack Daniel's not only is shit-tasting, but it doesn't kill my inhibitions, it just makes me a bigger asshole than I usually am. No other alcohol does that to me! It all just makes me stupider.

Liz, pull an Upper-Decker while you're at Joe's. Do it for me.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Jun 2008, 19:35
Joe, the bus station is at 630 W Harrison St. pretty close to the University of Illinois, and the train station is right on the north side of Millennium Park. I was thinking about the city bus to save money but I don't really want to be taking my luggage on a bus. Also it is going to be after ten when I get into Chicago, blah.

Are cabs as disgustingly expensive as I think they will be?
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Post by: jhocking on 15 Jun 2008, 19:57
Oh I forgot about that train station, I was thinking Union Station. The latter is way out of the way, but the one you're talking about is right next to the El. Depending on how much luggage you will have, that would be my recommendation; you can get on the Red line a couple blocks over from the train station, and then head north to Wrigley field.

Cabs aren't bad actually, but I suppose a cab all the way from downtown to my place could be a little pricey, like $30 maybe? I'm a bad judge of that really, I don't take cabs often. Maybe dennis would know.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Jun 2008, 20:19
Well, it looks like the train pretty much goes to Wrigley Field. How far away from there are you, and would I be safe walking said distance by myself late at night?

ALSO- I have been trying to figure out how to get from that same station by Wrigley to my bus station with a combination of the CTA website and Google Maps. It is not working. Can you use your superior knowledge of the transportation system in Chicago to figure it out?
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Post by: Slick on 15 Jun 2008, 20:55
I would totally come to Chicago and walk you to Joe Hocking's if that meant I got to hang out with Joe Hocking.
Oh and if you paid for my ticket and for fast-tracking my new passport as well.
Just saying I would.
You know.
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Post by: jhocking on 15 Jun 2008, 20:59
I live like a 15 minute walk from Wrigley field, it's pretty safe. To get from here down to UIC (which is near the bus station you say) take the Red line down to Jackson (bottom of the loop,) then switch to the Blue line and take that to the UIC stop.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Jun 2008, 21:10
That's what I was looking at, but Google Maps was very misleading. That is probably what I will do. And whenever you send me your address you should include your phone number just in case I get lost or something.

Really I just want your phone number but this way it seems like I have a reason for it.
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Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 15 Jun 2008, 23:05
Also, the camp was absolutely swarming with mosquitos. I mean, I've worked at camps and have never seen anything even near that bad; the air was literally darkened by the clouds of mosquitos. I sprayed on tons of bug spray and still got eaten alive.

Actually, some UW Madison scientists are predicting that all this flood water will flow south and carry a lot of mosquito eggs with it.  So Wisconsin should have a decent summer as far as mosquitos.  Illinois, on the other hand...
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Post by: McTaggart on 16 Jun 2008, 00:22
I95 runs north along the eastern seaboard from FL, through GA, SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, ME, and ends at the Canadian border. It never goes through any landlocked states, like TN.

I suppose that makes sense. Buck 65 is canadian and I guess I tend to get a more east coast sort of feel from him. I always associate him more with mcs from New York than people from the west coast.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 16 Jun 2008, 05:21
One of them told me her name and I ignored her and told her that I only had vaccines against TWO types of Hepatitis.

That is fucking brilliant.
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Post by: jhocking on 16 Jun 2008, 06:05
All the mosquito bites on my face look like a raging attack of acne. wonderful

Actually, some UW Madison scientists are predicting that all this flood water will flow south and carry a lot of mosquito eggs with it.  So Wisconsin should have a decent summer as far as mosquitos.  Illinois, on the other hand...

they're following me home???
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Post by: morca007 on 16 Jun 2008, 06:37
I just got back from playing Civ 4 all night with some friends and I feel worse than during any hangover. As my friend Kieran put it, "I want to puke and shit at the same time." It was a lot of fun.
The person whose house it was is leaving tomorrow morning for a month long backpacking trip in Central America, so we won't see him for awhile. :(
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Post by: Dissy on 16 Jun 2008, 09:03
Dear Blog Thread:

Know what sucked?  Father's Day fucking Sucked!  My parents have been trying to seal their house for over a year now.    My housemate John, who's summer lodgings fell through and is/was staying at my parent's house for the time being, got a room with some of our friends.(About Bloody time)  Anyways, I go down to the house in the early morn on Sat.  I mow the lawn and vacuum the pool, like a good son.  My parents come over to meet with our realtor.  She wants x, y, and z done, "today," and she's going to have an open house "tomorrow" so I lose my Saturday to prying a "70's style" mirror and shelving unit off of a wall, to discover unpainted panelling underneath.  I think we broke enough mirror panels that the next thing was of no surprise.  We finish the chores, which requires re-painting five rooms.  The next morning, we get up early to go set up the air conditioning unit for the open house, none of use eats, cause it should be a quick and easy job.  It is perfect, up on the room.  Only need to oil the system and hookup the waterline.  I run down to turn on the water, and the house starts raining.  The waterline has more holes in it than all of the plot holes in movies this year.  We go get new piping, cut it, bring it up into the attic to attach it to the now cut old one.  But the old one is of different gage size, so we head back out to the hardware store, and get a new compression joint.  My dad crawls up there to put it on, and he falls through the fucking ceiling.  The leak caused the structural integrity of the ceiling.  And, the boards we laid up there, to walk on, as to avoid a problem like this, they break, and he fell through.  On Father's Day.  Luckily, he was fine, caught hold of a beam, and didn't get injured.  Well, some guy sees that we are there, and decides to come take a look at the house.  We call the realtor, and tell her to cancel the open house, but she can't unless she sees the damage.  This guy walks through the house, I hastily shut and lock the doors to where the damage is (Thank god it was contained to one room.)  The guy then goes off on some tangent about how he was at the house in March, and we were in the middle of tearing down a wall(never happened), and he's moving back here from out east and living with his 85 year old mother, and I'm instantly getting a feeling like we are about to be conned.  He finally leaves after half an hour of his shit (of which, I am ready to shoot him with a low powered air rifle), he then proceeds to drive up and down the fucking street, watching us.  The realtor show up 45 minutes later(she live literally 5 minutes away), and the guy stops and corners her, and basically holds her "hostage" for another 30 fucking minutes.  It is now going onto hour 5 and we still haven't eaten.  The attic space, even with its new hole, still reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  We are lifting, shit, we are running down the ladder, turning on the water, cutting the hole to make it more square-like, cutting, and moving the fallen insulation.  By the time this asshole leaves, we are literally soaked in our own sweat, coughing from all the particulate matter that is floating in the air from the giant hole in the ceiling, starving, tired, and all kinds of pissed off.  he asshole also proceeds to low-ball us, by 20,000 dollars, and then , he wants to fucking rent the house out from us or 2 years.  After all the work we've done, fuck that guy.  Thank god everything only goes up from there.  I go home and take a 20 minute shower (the longest shower I have taken in something like 8 years), we get some excellent steaks from the grocery store, eat them, and relax.  Of course, today I am sore, and I have to get out of work/school early to get to the house and put up a new ceiling.

Love,
Kevin
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 16 Jun 2008, 09:08
The waterline has more holes in it than all of the plot holes in movies this year.

Ha!
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Jun 2008, 11:13
I just got back from playing Civ 4 all night

first of all: awesome!

"I want to puke and shit at the same time."

second of all: we call that "shuking" and it's surprisingly hard to do.

...not that i've tried it or anything.
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Post by: RedLion on 16 Jun 2008, 12:31
Bloggus Threadus,

Janesville is flooding! Three of the bridges that connect the west side to the east side are submerged. That leaves only one open. And it's not even at its crest yet--all the water from up north is going to reach us tomorrow.
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Post by: schimmy on 16 Jun 2008, 12:33
second of all: we call that "shuking" and it's surprisingly hard to do.

I'm not suprised. When I imagine vomiting, my anus tenses.
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Post by: dennis on 16 Jun 2008, 23:08
Joe, the bus station is at 630 W Harrison St. pretty close to the University of Illinois, and the train station is right on the north side of Millennium Park. I was thinking about the city bus to save money but I don't really want to be taking my luggage on a bus. Also it is going to be after ten when I get into Chicago, blah.

Are cabs as disgustingly expensive as I think they will be?

Just to add to Joe's directions:

You will want to take the "Howard Red line" which runs northbound to the Addison stop, which is right next to Wrigley Field. You can buy a transit card from the vending machines inside the station. Trips are $2 each. $5 should be enough for the two trips you have to take, but be sure to keep some small bills on you if you somehow need to recharge your card.

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Going from Joe's place to the Greyhound terminal isn't too bad. I would recommend the Clinton Blue Line stop, rather than the UIC-Halsted stop though. If you get off at UIC-Halsted, you'd have to walk further and cross the interstate, which isn't fun. The Clinton Blue Line stop is a block north and a block east of the Greyhound station. Depending on the time of day and train issues, it can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes to make the trip (not counting any walking you do).

And Google Maps isn't quite 100% on the locations of all the CTA stations, which is why some of the Red Line stops aren't showing up in the map, and probably why you were having so much trouble planning a route.

CTA system maps (http://transitchicago.com/maps/systemmaps.html) (You need the north side and downtown maps)

RTA Trip Planner (http://tripsweb.rtachicago.com/) which is pretty handy. Put in Start and Destination addresses/landmarks, and what time you need to leave and it tells you which trains and buses to take. It can give some weird results, but generally it is good. View any results that tell you to transfer more than once with suspicion.


Of course, the easiest thing to do is just take a cab. It'll cost about $15-20 and 25 minutes to get from Millennium Park to Joe's place via Lake Shore Drive and probably about $30 and 30 minutes to get from Joe's to the Greyhound terminal via Lake Shore Drive, Lasalle, and Wacker.
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Post by: KvP on 16 Jun 2008, 23:24
Well blog thread, after 15 years of play I have finally figured out how to properly play Simcity 2000.

I'm pretty proud of myself.
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Post by: jodizzle on 16 Jun 2008, 23:37
Dear Blog thread,

So I didn't get that job!  Oh wells!  They told me they couldn't fault me, but the other one had exprerince in a job really similar. never mind!  Next time!  I wish I wasnt so tired of my job though!  On the bright side I got new boots and my OMG PWNIES shirt and Totoro beanie arrived from ThinkGeek today!  I hung out with areal friend and saw a movie, and got a hair cut!  So it has been a good day anyway! 
Many loves
Jodie <3
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Post by: dennis on 17 Jun 2008, 01:28
So I just read the entire Tronnocon thread because I was entertaining the notion of a last-minute trip for the weekend, and Northwest even has some good last-minute flight-hotel packages for $500...

Still entertaining, but man...
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Post by: Slick on 17 Jun 2008, 03:45
Yeah, uh, sorry about that.
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Post by: tommydski on 17 Jun 2008, 03:52
Just my hotel and flights is about $2000.
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Post by: Slick on 17 Jun 2008, 03:53
In under $30.
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Post by: pwhodges on 17 Jun 2008, 05:09
I've often felt bad about leaving a job - but when it comes to it, it's your life, and their business.
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Post by: Slick on 17 Jun 2008, 05:20
There is an extent to which you might want to be a nice person, but there is also an extent to which you might want to be getting on with your life and working a nicer job.
it's your life, and their business.


Working in a busy coffee shop actually really helped me to be more comfortable around people and it was a pretty decent fun job, minus the fast-food wage.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Jun 2008, 05:28
Working in hospitality is great! You can't be silly and shy when it is your job to approach people and ask them questions and make sure everything is perfect for them.
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Post by: jhocking on 17 Jun 2008, 06:38
Spending a summer canvassing for donations had the same effect on me. For all the downsides of the job, one of the big upsides was that I got much more comfortable approaching random people and talking to them.

I've often felt bad about leaving a job

man I have the same problem. My fiancee pointed out that I shouldn't feel bad because if they had to they'd certainly fire me, but I still can't help worrying about creating problems for my existing employer. I have a tendency to let people take advantage of me.

This only applies if I actually like my boss (or at least don't actively dislike them) of course. Although this has only happened a twice in my life, there have been times where my distaste for my boss reached a point where I could not wait to quit.
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Post by: tania on 17 Jun 2008, 06:54
staying home from school, or the album?
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Post by: 0bsessions on 17 Jun 2008, 07:56
Did it not occur to you to maybe listen to it at school?
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Post by: tania on 17 Jun 2008, 08:20
i had to take a first year english course for my program and yeah it was basically the exact same. i am trying really hard to make peace with my judgmental side lately but seriously, how do you fail a test on punctuation in university? how do you make it to 20 years old and never have to learn any other language other than english (obv i am discounting those who learned it as a second language) and still not know the difference between "your" and "you're"? all the apostrophe basically does is shorten two words. i don't think that's overly judgmental, is it? i'm really only talking about the basic stuff you learn in grade school.
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Post by: pwhodges on 17 Jun 2008, 08:33
I'm writing program notes for some German songs that my choir is performing in a few days.  I couldn't find a translation of one of them anywhere, so I tried a couple of online translation sites.  Here's the two translations I got; I don't think they'll be running the world for a while yet:

Moon veiled his face,
sweet lovers, I zürne you not.
Will I zürnend betrüben Register,
Say, how could I love you then?
Hot for you my heart erupt,
no tongue's committed to you.
Soon in love nonsensical noise,
pigeon soon as gentle and deeply.

Moon euphemistically its face,
sweet dear, I zürne you not.
Want I zürnend you praying carrots,
speak, how can do I you then love?
Hot for you my heart is inflamed,
no tongue dir's admits.
Soon in dear intoxication unreasonably,
soon like Täubchen gently and intimately.


I particularly like the "praying carrots", but I don't know where the pigeon came from...
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Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Jun 2008, 09:13
I would love to meet a praying carrot. Maybe it meant preying carrot? We should all be wary of our vegetables.

Today was tutor review day at college so I didn't have to go in (my tutor reviewed me last week and decided she would rather not have to pay for child care today). I spent the morning cleaning and making lunch, and the afternoon booking university visits and applying to stuff. I feel pretty proud of myself; I never normally make phone calls and I successfully rang at least six strangers and arranged all kinds of important stuff without any help from anyone else. Also I get to spend the summer in Germany and not have to worry about university because I will have done all I need to do! This is good.

The downside is that today, my Law teacher went on two weeks' paternity leave, and when he gets back I will have left for Germany and then it is summer. Which all means that I won't have another lesson with him for three months, and he's the best teacher I've ever had. Also he's the higher education coordinator, which would have been useful when applying to higher education. Ah well. The baby needs a daddy.

Anyhoo. I'm off to do something that isn't important, useful or boring.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 17 Jun 2008, 09:35
Those lyrics are fantastic.

"...speak, how can do I you, love?"
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Post by: Lines on 17 Jun 2008, 09:38
No tongue's committed to you. Praying carrots. Hot for you.

Wow, badly translated songs are pretty hilarious.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 17 Jun 2008, 10:34
it's even more fun if you use those same shitty translators to translate it back to the original language then back again. it should be even worse...or if you really want you could translate it to a completely different language then back again.

hours of fun.
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Post by: Herzapplikator on 17 Jun 2008, 10:42
The "pigeon" should have come from "Täubchen", which is a cutified version of "Taube".

Would you mind posting the original version? I'd like to see where those bastardizations came from.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 17 Jun 2008, 10:57
Dear blog thread,

Recently I have become environmentally friendly, at least more so than usual. I have been cycling the 10 miles to work and back every day. Last night I removed a rainbow trout (non native invasive species) from a river. Now all the little brown trout and salmon have nothing to fear. On the way back from fishing I stopped a car so it didn't run over a hedgehog and I waited there after the car moved round it till it got right across the road. I also found a glow worm last night, your not meant to get them round here. Climate change? They are pretty awesome things. They have an insanely bright green bit on the end of them. It would be really cool if we started getting loads of glow worms round here. If they could move quickly they would be the miniature ravers of the insect world.

That is all
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Post by: benji on 17 Jun 2008, 12:19
it's even more fun if you use those same shitty translators to translate it back to the original language then back again. it should be even worse...or if you really want you could translate it to a completely different language then back again.

hours of fun.

This is the prologue from Romeo and Juliet, translated in to Chinese, and then translated back in to English:

"Two families, two in the dignity, in fair Verona, we lay aside our scene likely, from ancient breaks take pity on to new rebelling against, where civil blood causes the civil hand dirty. From these two foe fatal waist one to star cross' the d lover needs their life; Whole misadventured overthrows plaintively does buries them with theirs death parents' Conflict. Their death mark' Fearful paragraph; d loves with theirs parents' Continuously; Angry, which, but their children' the s terminal, does not exist can remove, the present is these two hours' Our stage transportation; If you have the patient ear's attendance, any here will lose, we will toil will repair diligently."
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Post by: pwhodges on 17 Jun 2008, 12:40
Would you mind posting the original version? I'd like to see where those bastardizations came from.

Mond verhüllt sein Angesicht,
süßes Lieb, ich zürne dir nicht.
Wollt ich zürnend dich betrüben,
sprich, wie könnt ich dich dann lieben?
Heiß für dich mein Herz entbrennt,
keine Zunge dir’s bekennt.
Bald in Liebesrausch unsinnig,
bald wie Täubchen sanft und innig.


It's from Brahms's Zigeunerlieder; the words are in any case a German translation of a Hungarian original.
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Post by: Herzapplikator on 17 Jun 2008, 12:57
Ah, now I know what the carrots were supposed to be. "Betrüben" = to sadden, "Rüben" = carrots.

I would help you out with a complete translation, but it wouldn't end up being much better than the babelfish'd ones, I think.
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Post by: valley_parade on 17 Jun 2008, 15:01
I cut the very end of my left middle finger off at work today.

Figure I'll not be playing guitar for a week or so, until the cut heals fully.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 17 Jun 2008, 15:02
I have found it!  The real translation! (Sorry to ruin everyone's fun)

The moon hides her face.
Sweet love, I am not angry with you.
If I have angered you, tell me
how I can still love you?

Ardently my heart burns for you,
I have not confessed it to you.
Intoxicated in love’s embrace
soon, like doves, quietly, fervently.
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Post by: RedLion on 17 Jun 2008, 15:04
The only thing I know in German is that Eichorchen is "squirrel." It's fun to say.
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Post by: pwhodges on 17 Jun 2008, 15:11
Ah, thanks!  So the pigeon wasn't far out after all... (unlike the carrots)
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Post by: axerton on 17 Jun 2008, 16:25
I have a Chinese exam today for which I am fucked;
Truly, utterly and completely fucked!
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Post by: celticgeek on 17 Jun 2008, 16:54
I have a Chinese exam today for which I am fucked;
Truly, utterly and completely fucked!

How do you say that in Chinese? 
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Post by: Gemmwah on 17 Jun 2008, 16:54
This morning I got a text from the girl that just said "<3". This then sparked off a text-conversation until she ran out of credit, and apologised profusely over msn once she got home, and we've been talking ever since. I don't think there are even words to describe the smile on my face right now.
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Post by: dennis on 17 Jun 2008, 17:37
Just my hotel and flights is about $2000.
Yeah. The $500 is an especially good deal considering it's this weekend and includes a not-awful hotel. Regular flights alone cost $1000 at this short notice.

In any case, I forgot that I have to wingman for my good friend at my good friend's fiancee's brother's bachelor party this weekend, so travel plans are out. I am seriously not looking forward to it, because said bachelor is a boorish ass.
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Post by: tommydski on 17 Jun 2008, 17:55
That is a real shame.
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Post by: Patrick on 18 Jun 2008, 02:43
I zürne you not.

I am going to use "zürne" instead of "shit" in everyday speech now.

Deer Blug Thrad,

Today I told a customer that I thought her hair was pretty, because, well, her hair was really pretty. She said it was the nicest thing anybody had said to her all day and that I'd just made hers for her! I felt really good about that. I like it when I make somebody feel good!

My boss, who is a family friend whom I've known since I was in diapers, told me today that he got a phone call from a customer specifying me by name, saying what a "polite and well-spoken young man" I am. For some odd reason, people seem to like me a lot in this town, and I don't even know why. It's not like I try to impress people, even when I'm at work and I'm supposed to. I guess my mama just must've raised me up real good or something, 'cause I'm always this way with people. Either way, it took me completely by surprise, but it was really nice and Mark was super happy with me, and my mama will be really happy when I tell her about it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Jun 2008, 03:54
Then how come you're such a dick on the Internet, Patrick, huh?

Here is where I put in small text that I was being sarcastic, although hopefully you got that anyway.

Beer Glog Bed,

OH FUCK OH SHIT OH GOD SO MANY ASSIGNMENTS I AM GOING TO FAIL SO HARD OH NOOOOO

SILLY MAN
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Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Jun 2008, 04:50
Face-splitting?

Not even close, dude.
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Post by: waterloosunset on 18 Jun 2008, 05:36
wooooh!!!one more exam and im freeeeee


then i need a job

anyone know any good temp agencies?
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Post by: Kai on 18 Jun 2008, 05:58
Blog thread:

I woke up at 3:30 this morning to drive my mother to the airport. We were running late. We dropped her off.

Then I got home and realized she had left her passport.

whoops.
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Post by: Ladybug on 18 Jun 2008, 06:28
<whinefest>
Okay, it took pretty much exactly two weeks of being home before I got sick and tired of it. Sure, one of my brothers pissed me off after two days, but now I'm tired of them both, and my parents. My other brother just smeared bacon grease down both my arms because I didn't want to watch Weeds with him right this second (I've already seen the episode), so now I smell like, well, bacon. And having Assassin's Creed and GTA IV on a 42" TV in the living room is driving me insane. Not as much because of the games per se, more because of them screaming and going "Mari! Mari! Mari, look! Loooook! Wasn't that awesome?! Looook! I sliced him!", "Did you see that combo, Mari?! Mari!!! Loook!!", "Check this out, I'm gonna crash! Awesome!", "Hahaha, I lurked! Mari, check this out, it's insanely cool!" and the likes. And now he's standing there, going "Mari, believe me, this is all your fault. Did you learn your lesson now?" and threatening to put bacon grease in my hair, thinking he's funny.

Also, I wish I didn't have my license. I keep having to play chauffeur, and drive people around (specifically my mom, to and from our "cabin"/vacation house), just so one of my brothers can have the car available at home. Shouldn't he be doing the driving? No, apparently not, because he "has a social life".
</whinefest>

I got a B on an exam I thought I might've failed, and I'm gonna agree with Anyways on the awesomeness of summer holidays, when I manage to ignore my brothers/parents. Rhubarb cake and Pepsi Max for breakfast is pretty sweet.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 18 Jun 2008, 06:59
Dude, if I had a little brother who smeared bacon grease on me, I"d punch the little shit in the head.

Fortunately, my brother doesn't do that kind of thing.

Dear blog thread,

The coffee at work sucks.  It makes me sad.   :-(

<3
Matt
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Post by: Ladybug on 18 Jun 2008, 09:14
But while he may be 4 years younger than me, he is still 16, and therefore, way stronger (and bigger) than me. Punching him would in the end result in way more pain for me than for him, for sure.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 18 Jun 2008, 15:25
dear b;og thread,

i may or may not have broken my hand last night; so i am typing this one handed right now. the bes part is i stayed home from work because "i can't use a computer one handed." hah!
i may even drive to town and see a movie if i feel like tackling that whole driving obstacle.

this of course spawned my new motto for the time being: "break you hand? stick it to the man."

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Post by: jodizzle on 18 Jun 2008, 16:45
Dear blog thread,

One more sleep to Sydney. wooo woooo woooo woooooo woooooooooo
I booked the Airport flyer to take me to the airport so Loxley doesn't have to drive me to Brisbane etc.  To get it there and then back on Tuesday it costs me almost as much as my goddamn plane tickets did.  What the fucking hell.

Love Jodie
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 18 Jun 2008, 19:11
I have a Chinese exam today for which I am fucked;
Truly, utterly and completely fucked!

 I feel for you man. That shit is insane. All ching-chong wing-wong.
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Post by: pen on 18 Jun 2008, 19:21
Hi blog thread,

Today a bunch of stuff happened.  I was late for work, but didn't mark it on the spreadsheet to track my time so i'll still get paid, which is pretty sweet.  My daughter was taken to the doc and has a DOUBLE ear infection and conjunctivitis in both eyes.  I just found out my mother has been in the hospital for a few days for some sort of stomach blockage caused by her hysterectomy.  I got a $50 bonus from work because gas prices are ridiculous!  That's my favorite part of the day, really. 

I'll be staying home from work tomorrow because of the child, and I think it's great and awful timing at the same time.  I have so much to do at work and I've been working on a special project for like a month now that comes to its peak tomorrow and I won't be there to see it fly.  It's kind of disappointing.  At the same time, I'll be home to get some laundry done and get things ready for my camping trip this weekend. 

I bought a rucksack on eBay for camping stuff, advertised as in "used, but GREAT" condition... bullshit.  I received it today and it smelled like body odor and was literally being held together by duct tape.  I threw it in the washer with hopes that it wouldn't smell up my kitchen, but even that didn't help it.  It's so disgusting.  I emailed the seller and they said they'll refund me if I return it, but really, it'd probably not even be worth my time and effort to get to the post office, considering what I paid for it.  Frustrating as fuck, I tell ya.
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Post by: KvP on 18 Jun 2008, 23:49
Sorry to hear about your daughter pen :( I remember some of the terrible infections I got when I was young.

And you ought to send the rucksack back with a special surprise, if you get my meaning.

Anyway blog thread, I am back from my trip to Hawaii, and the peace and serenity I felt there is now just about gone. On the plus side, a friend of mine left a note at my workplace telling me to clear my schedule for Saturday, she has something planned for me all day... she won't say what. So I'm apprehensively anticipating that.
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Post by: squawk on 18 Jun 2008, 23:53
I have had a good week so far. On Monday some friends and I spent the day at this nearby lake, on a boat, resulting in superfun; yesterday I got to watch the Lakers get absolutely slaughtered in the best way possible, which was awesome; today I slept a lot and then I played Star Fox 64 and I actually survived the Solar level, which I have never done before, and got to play Macbeth, which has the train!!!! But then I guess Slippy died at that one sector and I didn't even notice, and then I lost all eight Arwings at the beginning of Venom when Wolf and his team comes around and annoys and then kills everyone.
Oh my goodness! Summer is good.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 19 Jun 2008, 06:37
I'll be staying home from work tomorrow because of the child, and I think it's great and awful timing at the same time.  I have so much to do at work and I've been working on a special project for like a month now that comes to its peak tomorrow and I won't be there to see it fly.  It's kind of disappointing.  At the same time, I'll be home to get some laundry done and get things ready for my camping trip this weekend.

You're lucky you didn't have to drive in. According to my red line alerts, the Braintree parking garage was completely full by like 7:30 at the latest and you might've had an absolute bitch of a time getting to work. As it stands, I'm not sure what I'm going to do for lunch, because the Celtics rally is going to be blocking off everything but Podima, which I had yesterday.
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Post by: pen on 19 Jun 2008, 06:56
I get to the Braintree garage by 6:10am.  I doubt I would have been affected.
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Post by: jhocking on 19 Jun 2008, 06:59
"braintree" is a rather gruesome name
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Post by: 0bsessions on 19 Jun 2008, 08:52
No worse than Kilkenny, NH. I always found that place offputting as it was also in the middle of the middle of nowhere and had a ridiculously small population.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 19 Jun 2008, 09:00
Blog thread,

For the past couple of days, when I have nothing to do, I find myself browsing The Quiki and either editing my own page, or making pages that I am surprised to see aren't there.  Like this one (http://www.quiki.net/wiki/Sloan).

<3
Matt
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Post by: Kai on 19 Jun 2008, 10:36
This is mostly because there was a GRAND SCHISM, and then the quiki died, and then it came back, and then it kind of dropped off the earth again.


I went dumpster diving (or URBAN FORAGING if you like to make things sound better than they really are) last night. Behind the library, there were a grand quantity of books they were just throwing out, and not all of them were bad! Also: Donuts. Lots of donuts. Boxes. Dozens. completely untouched. Bakery's and whatnot around here are not legally allowed to give their excess food to charities or the homeless, so they just have to throw it away. So I have a few boxes of donuts that I think I'm going to just hand out to people.
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Post by: Dissy on 19 Jun 2008, 10:43
Bakery's and whatnot around here are not legally allowed to give their excess food to charities or the homeless



I know that some McDonald's are required to lock their dumpsters because they can't give out the "bad" big macs (which mean they haven't been ordered in 10 minutes of being cooked) and other food.
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Post by: Kai on 19 Jun 2008, 10:49
I can't say on specific reasons, but I imagine it is an extension on the policy that prevents supermarkets from donating items past their expiration date.

It's kind of obscene--we (there were three of us) found 18 boxes, untouched, still in their full dozens. They make them fresh every morning because people... like their fresh donuts, and once they're a day old, there isn't much they can do with them, and so they just kind of throw them out. That is 18 boxes of donuts (read: 216 donuts) that are thrown away at the end of every day. That's one store. It is pretty ridiculous.
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Post by: tania on 19 Jun 2008, 11:09
i think it's because they would lose business since there would be no incentive to pay for food if you could just wait around and get it for free when the store closes. which is still pretty shitty. on an honor system basis, it would work, except people are assholes and once everyone starts getting free food no one can. not even donating to charities is pretty fucking ridiculous though.
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Post by: jhocking on 19 Jun 2008, 11:32
Oh people here will pay more for convenience. I used to marvel at gas stations across the street from each other charging different prices. Ultimately I think the concern tania expressed is unfounded; it's not like there would be a mass movement of people getting their food out of dumpsters. Things is, businesses are pretty paranoid about that kind of thing, and with good reason; in a society where burglars can sue the owner of a building where they got hurt during the course of a robbery, who wants to take any chances?
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Post by: Caleb on 19 Jun 2008, 15:54
In Norway, people spend a lot of money unnecessarily - the gas station I work at is 50 feet away from a grocery store, but people still come in here to buy cigarettes, fizzy drinks and candy even though everything here is twice as expensive. Though I guess people are not that daft in the states.

Yeah I was an assistant manager at a gas station in Watertown, NY for awhile and people would waste money in the same way.  We had a drugstore NEXT DOOR that had better prices on everything but people would come to the gas station and spend an extra $10-15 on random stuff.  Sometimes they would even do it if they didn't need gas.  A select few would do this every day.

...oh and they complained to me when the gas prices went up and we switched to "pay before you pump".  Like I was responsible for all the price increases and company practices.
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Post by: Caleb on 19 Jun 2008, 15:59
I have gotten cases of cold beer out a dumpster once.  The "best by" date had expired by a few days.

I called the company to ask if there was any reason not to drink beer that one day out of "best by" or if they had recalls of any of that product.  They said the beer was safe.

Nothing wrong with it.
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Post by: dennis on 19 Jun 2008, 16:01
I just rediscovered a candy I ate as a small kid but always thought I had made up:

Haw flakes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw_flakes).

I had always associated them with Tiger Balm and now I know why! My parents got them with Tiger Balm from a Chinese quack-doctor!
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Post by: Caleb on 19 Jun 2008, 16:17
Wow!  Candy will a full days serving of FDA outlawed Acid Red 18 food coloring!

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Post by: imapiratearg on 19 Jun 2008, 16:18
Tiger Balm has always fascinated me for some reason.  I've always wanted some, but I imagine you can't buy it in the states.
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Post by: sean on 19 Jun 2008, 16:24
I used to marvel at gas stations across the street from each other charging different prices.

There is a spot in between my house and my workplace where there are three Shell stations on one intersection, and I think they all have different gas prices.
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Post by: dennis on 19 Jun 2008, 16:40
Wow!  Candy will a full days serving of FDA outlawed Acid Red 18 food coloring!


The FDA banned it because giving 24.5g per kg per day to rats caused half of them to develop tumors in one study out of 6 or 7 that showed no carcinogenic effect.

It's only been banned in the US, Norway and Finland.

So, there's really no reason to worry about Red Acid 18 unless you're an importer.
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Post by: dennis on 19 Jun 2008, 16:41
Tiger Balm has always fascinated me for some reason.  I've always wanted some, but I imagine you can't buy it in the states.
You can buy it in most asian groceries. It's basically mentholatum that comes in an infinitely cooler jar. It's not made from tigers or anything.

It's pretty popular with people who like to do MDMA because it has a pretty intense "icy hot" sensation. They will dab it on their philtrum or foreheads.
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Post by: ForteBass on 19 Jun 2008, 19:19
Dear blog thread,

 I wandered into the general discussion forum today. I now need to have my eyes purged by sulfuric acid. Thankfully my job provides this.

There's been a raccoon hanging out by the dumpsters at my apartment complex the past few days. He's a brazen son of a bitch... or she, since there's tale of three babies running around too. I'm more annoyed by this than anything. Not because they're there, but people expect me to do something about it. I keep telling people if they'd put there trash in the dumpsters and not on the ground or on top of the dumpsters we wouldn't have a fucking problem. For some reason this is not seen as a viable solution. So I offer to shoot the fuckers, and somehow I'm a monster. ... I hate this place.

Everything else is going peachy, blog thread.
Exes and ohs,
Chuck
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Post by: jhocking on 19 Jun 2008, 19:22
I keep telling people if they'd put there trash in the dumpsters and not on the ground or on top of the dumpsters we wouldn't have a fucking problem.

If I ever saw someone in my building put their trash on top of the dumpster, I think I would flip out.
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Post by: ForteBass on 19 Jun 2008, 19:24
Tried it. Failed.
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Post by: Plasticity on 19 Jun 2008, 19:58
Simple Solution: Shoot the people leaving trash on or near the dumpsters, and leave the raccoons be.
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Post by: jodizzle on 19 Jun 2008, 20:14
Dearest Blog Thread,

In about an hour and a half I am off in a little bus to the airport! Then off in a big plane to Newcastle/Hannah/Lunchables.  I am very excited!  Also really fucking hungry.  I am scared I will get lost in the airport!  or I forgot to pack something important!  But mostly I am just excited!

I am going to have a super time!
Love Jodie
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Post by: Aminal on 19 Jun 2008, 21:26
Dear Blog Thread,

Today is my birthday, and I am a grown-up lady of 23.  However I am all alone, my two best friends and my boyfriend are out of town, and I am here to petsit aaaaaaall the aminals.  Pity party at my place, y'all!

...Of course in 10 days I will be in Maui, but for now, poor Marilyn.
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Post by: RedLion on 19 Jun 2008, 22:16
Dear--oh fuck it.

I'm pissed. I got a summer job working for the city's water department. The original ad for the position said it was for grounds maintenance, which would just entail mowing, landscaping, cleaning, that sort of thing. It wouldn't be fun, I thought, but it would be better than some other jobs, and the pay was pretty decent. When I showed up for work on Monday, however, I instead was informed that for the summer I would be working for the sewage maintenance sector of the water department. This entails taking a Rodding truck to every single manhole on every single street and sending the Rodder down into the sewers to clean it. This manages to be both back-breaking work (it weighs about 300 pounds and takes 45 minutes or so to get it where it needs to be) and unbearably monotonous (when it's finally in the sewer lines, you just stand around for an hour while it does its thing.)

 In addition, my city, Janesville is ridiculously flooded right now, though not nearly as bad as places up in northern Wisconsin, or across the state lines in Iowa and Illinois. But the riverwater has seeped into the sewers now, which has caused the sewers to reach maximum capacity, fail to pump fast enough, and become backed up, resulting in a mix of contaminated river water and raw sewage into the basements of dozens of peoples homes. Guess whose summer job it is to help clean up?

The main guy I go around with is pretty cool, but to be honest--I know this is going to sound horribly pretentious--the rest are racist, homophobic middle-aged blue-collar white males. The pay is alright for a summer job--about 10 dollars an hour, for 8 hours a day. But I come home every day feeling broken, weary, dejected, annoyed and drained, basically miserable. I'm considering quitting...after all, on Wednesday of next week, I'm leaving for Europe for two weeks.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 19 Jun 2008, 22:30
Simple Solution: Shoot the people leaving trash on or near the dumpsters, and leave the raccoons be.

That is a fine solution.  The raccoons weren't doin' anything but trying to survive.
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Post by: morca007 on 19 Jun 2008, 23:30
Tomorrow is my birthday (Half an hour), I will be nineteen. I have nothing planned.
I have:
-A Van.
-A few friends.
-The Pacific northwest.
What do I do for my birthday?

In Conclusion: blogblogblogblog
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Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Jun 2008, 00:41
TOO MANY BIRTHDAYS

What is it that happens in Sep/Oct to make people get their baby-making on? I swear half the planet has their birthday in June or July.
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Post by: pwhodges on 20 Jun 2008, 01:14
Actually the peak for births in the US is in July/August/September, corresponding to baby-making around Christmas and the New Year.  See here (http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/LeapDay.html) for instance.
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Post by: morca007 on 20 Jun 2008, 01:24
What is it that happens in Sep/Oct to make people get their baby-making on? I swear half the planet has their birthday in June or July.
it is because it is gloomy and yucky outside and what else are you going to do?
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Post by: Fenriswolf on 20 Jun 2008, 03:36
Dear blog thread,

I feel like a right wanker posting a narcissistic little post on here when I was a regular for, oh, a week? Then pissed off for the last few months. But fuck it, I'm going nuts here. My partner's away for 4 days and I pretty much do nothing when he's not here. Issues:

The semi-pleasant one is the almost painful desire for Noel Fielding and Russell Brand. Seriously, the expression of feeling on fire from lust is painfully accurate when it will never EVER be realised. Noel of course is in a relationship, so Russell's almost worse because I'm attractive enough that I'd probably be able to convince him pretty damn easily if (a) I were single, (b) I were in England, and (c) he wasn't inaccessibly famous. Seriously dying over here.

More seriously, I fucking hate my job. Or rather, I like my job, but my boss has just made it intolerable. He agreed to let me work 8-5 rather than 9-6 a wee while ago, which was awesome as I wasn't coping with walking 3 dogs after work and actually trying to get enough sleep. Now he's gone and "suggested" a new roster that shits all over that, but is too much of a pussy to have a meeting with me, and even worse he's basically changed it because the head nurse bullies him into getting whatever she wants and she was DEEPLY offended when I changed my roster without her input... even though it's nothing to do with her.

So basically, Ms I Can't Handle Calm Confrontation (me) is going to have to have a major confrontation on Monday. Fucking fantastic.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Jun 2008, 05:52
Door Bloog Throod,

My great uncle died last week. The funeral was wednesday, but I didn't go. The whole thing hit me like a tonne of bricks yesterday and I think I might've just fucked everything up with one conversation. Yay!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 20 Jun 2008, 06:00
I wandered into the general discussion forum today. I now need to have my eyes purged by sulfuric acid. Thankfully my job provides this.

At least you got there early. I don't even want to think about the kind of shit that place has probably degenerated to after today's strip.

I think we're in for another mass exodus of stupid in here to rival a few months back.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 20 Jun 2008, 06:19
Famous last words, my friend. Famous last words.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 20 Jun 2008, 06:23
What I want to know is why jeph would inflict that crap upon himself. Seriously, when I saw the comic today my first thought was to wonder why jeph hates himself.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: blanktom on 20 Jun 2008, 06:29
dear blog thread,

i had my last exam on Wednesday, and then i got my £20 book deposit back! all my exams went ok i think, it doesnt make a lot of difference what i get because i'm not going to uni or anything.

i am now packing for a holiday to spain tomorrow! only going for 6 days but i am mega excited, havent had a holiday in ages!!!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 20 Jun 2008, 07:18
Dear Blog Thread,

People are still asking for IRS forms.  Someone else in the library made the decision to throw away the forms we had left over.  So now I have to deal with everyone who made a mistake on their taxes and didn't bother to go through the correct procedures to get new forms.  Since I legally cannot give out any tax advice and people just don't understand that, this had made my reference desk hours a bit miserable.

For the love of all that's holy, just use the contact info I give you to find out what mistakes you made and what forms you need to re-submit.  Stop asking me to do your taxes...
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Storm Rider on 20 Jun 2008, 12:26
What I want to know is why jeph would inflict that crap upon himself. Seriously, when I saw the comic today my first thought was to wonder why jeph hates himself.

Fools and their sweet, sweet money are soon parted.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 20 Jun 2008, 13:03
injury update: my hand isn't broken! but its pretty fucked up. i can move my fingers a bit but i cant use it for anything which sucks.

on the plus side, i am getting pretty good at typing one handed.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RobbieOC on 20 Jun 2008, 14:09
There's a good joke somewhere in there about typing one-handed. I just know it.

Today, I had a meeting with the registrar's office at school, and I learned that I have like 5 classes that are "incomplete" and that all I have to do is finishe those, take one more class online, and I get to be an official college graduate! Which is good, but I don't know how I ended up with so many incompletes in the first place...

Also, my friend got married last weekend and gave all of the groomsmen (of which I was one) cane swords. So I spend most of my free time standing in front of a mirror sheating and unsheathing it in dramatic fashion.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Aminal on 20 Jun 2008, 14:21
I love cane swords.  Let's go to New Orleans and cut bitches.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 20 Jun 2008, 14:23
haven't they been through enough?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RobbieOC on 20 Jun 2008, 14:32
Dallas is much closer to where I live, and they don't get hit by hurricanes.

...wait. Hurricane. Cane swords. Was that the joke? Cause if so.... wow.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Jun 2008, 14:43
Quote
I spend most of my free time standing in front of a mirror sheating and unsheathing it in dramatic fashion.

Oh shit oh shit the possibility of a humiliating sig quote is so high but I really can't be bothered.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Jun 2008, 14:48
Dear Blog Thread,

Today Lunchy made me toast and coffee.  Suck on that bitches.

Love Jodie
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RobbieOC on 20 Jun 2008, 14:59
Oh shit oh shit the possibility of a humiliating sig quote is so high but I really can't be bothered.

This would only be embarassing if you were taking it out of context... which I'm pretty sure you're not.  :-D
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 20 Jun 2008, 15:23
oh wait you were talking about a credit card?

 :-D
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 20 Jun 2008, 15:23
dear blog thread,

i have a final exam in one of my summer courses tomorrow. i wish i could be at tronnocon instead.
some girl i don't know very well compared me to jesus today.
(even though i'm agnostic...) it makes me giggle still.

love,
anna
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cartilage Head on 20 Jun 2008, 18:35
Dear blog thread,

 You are shitty and boring.

    Love, Cory.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 20 Jun 2008, 18:53
tl:dr I deserve much higher grades than I actually got, fuck you teachers and steel-rigid schooling system, thank god I attend school to learn stuff not to get good grades.

i concur.

dear cory,

participation in the blog thread is optional.

love,
anna
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jimbunny on 20 Jun 2008, 19:23
I'm pretty much pathetic. When I'm not working... what do I do? I watch a lot of TV, on my computer. Why can't I think of anything worthwhile to do?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Jun 2008, 02:22
Dear Anna,

Word.

Love David
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: loam on 21 Jun 2008, 02:33
Dear blog thread,

Today I realized why I've found Lunchbox's internet persona on this board to give me a slight sense of deja-vu. It's because a few years ago I found and gave an old metal [brace for overused douchey word] "vintage" Disney lunchbox to a girl I know who is a rabid Disney fan (and lunchbox collector) and who happens to be named.. Ariel. It's the combo of the username and the avatar.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 21 Jun 2008, 03:18
Dier Blag Thräd,

Today (well, yesterday now, it's 2am) was payday! My friend and I picked up our checks and went to our respective banks, and then we hung out in town after depositing them. We went to Radio Shack, where I bought a soldering iron and some solder, and we ran into Jordan, That Girl I Made Out With. She decided to be really dumb and pretend she hadn't been really bitchy to me. All she wanted was for one of us to buy her a soda, but my friend and I weren't having any of it. He gave her his drink to take a sip from, though, and I got to make a joke to him about "Dude Davida if you drink from that after her... yeah dude enjoy your herp" and it really pissed Jordan off. She whipped her sunglasses down onto her face and stormed off with her annoying little gossip buddy.

The whole thing was reallly bad form on my part, I should really be more of a gentleman than that, but in her case I really don't care.

After Radio Shack, my homeboy and I went to the library, where we both got on computers. I ordered guitar parts (noiseless Telecaster pickups, a Gibson-style 3-way selector switch, new pots, and a graphite nut blank) and checked my mailz while he did his stuff. All I have left to order for my guitar hot-rodding project is a .047 capacitor, a nut filing kit, locking tuners, and a bit of wire.

Love,
Patrick

P.S. Loam, I have a buddy who works at Disneyland down in SoCal, and he has slept with the girls who work at the park as the Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland. Alice was in costume, too. Have fun with your destroyed childhood.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: McTaggart on 21 Jun 2008, 03:23
I'd think that Alice would probably get that costume request a whole lot.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Jun 2008, 04:42
Fear Dog Bread,

Who else is, like, totally jackin' it to that?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 21 Jun 2008, 06:40
holy hell, the "hottest disney character" thread was over 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: McTaggart on 21 Jun 2008, 08:22
I really hate how I'm just about to go and look for that.

To be fair, this is just some thing that I've noticed in the slash that's been linked to me over time. I think the top two are Alice, then Warhammer orks.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: loam on 21 Jun 2008, 17:00
Patrick, I don't think that's destroyed my childhood.


At all.


Actually I want to go work at disneyland now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: greenMonkey on 21 Jun 2008, 20:48
Dear Log Tread,

Today I got new headphones.  Thank god.  Fugazi has never sounded so good.

I also got a wristwatch.  I have never worn a wristwatch before (for an extended period of time).  I need it because I am attending a summer theater training program where they are intense about being on time.

I need to sack up and hang out with a certain girl who I like very much before I leave for my theater thing.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scarychips on 21 Jun 2008, 20:49
Dear Blog Thread,

I finished grade 9th yesterday, I now only have to go to school Monday to get my final grades in Mathematics, Sciences, Gym, Computer Class, and French. I already know my Arts and English grades (respectively, 75% and 99%). I'm incredibly happy with those ones,

Yesterday night, they were passing the Shinig on Television. Hell, this is a scary movie.  Not like those shits like Halloween.

All day long, I was taking some old furniture to the dumpster. All in all, boring day.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Jun 2008, 08:33
Durr blogador thread,

I went to a baseball game last night, and ended up hanging out with a girl I went to high school with. She's still pretty cool, and rather cute..but she's got a kid now. Errrgh. =/

I'm not the biggest fan of little kids.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: thehollow on 22 Jun 2008, 11:03
Dear blog thread,

I just got back from a road trip to Washington state! It was a 28 hour drive from WI to Walla Walla, which we did all in one go and there were only 2 of us. For the last 8 hour leg of the drive I was kept awake primarily by 5 hour energy and a Battles CD. Needless to say, I'm pretty much about to pass out at this point, so I'll write more about the trip later and maybe post some pictures.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 22 Jun 2008, 12:30
She's still pretty cool, and rather cute..but she's got a kid now.

God I hate it when half the hot women who occasionally come through drive-thru are mothers. This one really good-looking lady was being hella flirty with me the other day, and I did the Ring Check. She wasn't wearing one so I thought I was in the clear for more PG-rated (anything PG-13 could get me fired) flirty fun, right? All of a sudden this kid pipes up in the back "MOMMY I WANT MY HAPPY MEAL!" :(

I was taking out a parked order (we will park you if our grill team hasn't got your f00dz yet) and the driver, this really hot girl I've seen before maybe like 6 times, was just like "Hey so are you in high school?" I was like "Er, no, I'm 19, why do you ask?" and she was just like "OH UH NO REASON" and she and her also-cute friend drove off hella fast, all giggly and stupid. I don't mind giggly. I fucking hate stupid.

Another really cute girl came through drive-thru right when that one Savage Garden song came on (the one that's all I WANNA LAAAAAY LIKE THIS FOREVERRR UNTIL THE SKYYYYYY FALLS DOWN ON MEEEEE). She, of course, could not hear the restaurant radio, so all she heard was me singing. It was kinda awkward, she was like "I love that song, and you have a great voice!" I'm like, "...err, thanks?" Made me hellof uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Jun 2008, 12:58
Patrick, do you spend your whole time there looking at ladies? Because I would quite like to have your job. Except that it's in Alaska (also McDonalds somehow seems to go against my vegetarian principles, for what they're worth).

Today I wrote a song, and it was actually good unlike that crap I churned out for the One Album One Day challenge. Now I just have to get the guts to play it to the guy I wrote it for/about, and we're on the home straight.

It might be a good idea if I don't use references to a game I don't understand.

Anyway. I leave for Germany a week on Tuesday and I ripped my second pair of jeans today, meaning that I now have a total of one pair of jeans for five weeks. I think an emergency shopping trip is order, although I don't know when. Next weekend we have to go to the airport to pick up the Swiss boy who is coincidentally coming to stay when I go away. Ah well. I usually only wear this one pair of jeans, and some skirts, so it'll have to do.

Tomorrow I have yet another lesson with our incredibly irritating cover teacher, since our Law teacher is still on paternity leave. I think if we didn't have such a great real teacher, we wouldn't hate the replacement so much, but the basic fact is that he is teaching us wrongly. Last week he told us that legal causation was connected to whether you inteded to commit the crime or not, which would be useful to know if a) we hadn't already covered (and been examined on) that topic last year and b) it wasn't totally wrong. Legal causation is part of the actus reus, which is nothing to do with states of mind.

Anyway never mind that. I shall manage by repeating to myself "Paternity leave is a basic right and it's only two weeks". Also by ignoring him totally and just working my way through the topic on my own.

I'm so jealous of you Tronnocon people.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Jun 2008, 14:16
My mom just gave me more shit for forgetting to water the plants than she gave my brother when he did 111km/h in a 60km/h zone, lost his license for half a year and had to pay 12000NOK. And, apparently, I never help around the house, so I get yelled at for that constantly. Oh, I'm sorry, making dinner when asked, keeping the kitchen clean when home alone with my two brothers, helping out with stuff in the garden, watering the plants outside when asked and driving her around isn't helping out?

Suffices to say, I wanna go back to my dorm room. Sucks that I have a summer job set up that begins next week, and I have to stay at home until August.

On a happier note, I got an A on my human-computer interaction exam! And a B in software engineering, but failed physics (again). Pretty damn worried about the database and communication exams, but don't think I failed them. Maybe.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: muffy on 22 Jun 2008, 15:59
I am pretty intrigued as to what a human-computer interaction exam would entail... Though I figure it's just some terminology I'm not used to, it still sounds bizarre and kind of cool. Like, 'How often do you talk to your computer?', 'Do you guys hang out often enough?'  sort of questions.

Anyhoos, Blog Thread, (I have had a slightly crappy week and have learnt to never depend on the emotionaly obtuse), though on the upside, I have been given super-strong painkillers, which, while they still don't deal with the pain entirely, make me feel fluffy and fuzzy enough not to care. Sort of like being pounded on the head repeatedly by a soft foamy mallet. In a good way. That, and I've also been given a referral to a back pain specialist who will hopefully help with my mobility issues - though this may seem silly, it's pretty important to me, and therefore I am pretty happy about this.

I have, however, decided to accept that if I can't walk well, I shall at least do it in style, so have bought a pair of sex-worthy 5" stilettos, which, though I can't really walk in them,look hot as hell.

Moral of the story: shoes solve everything.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Jun 2008, 17:00
Something like that. It was pretty much 50/50 between design and construction (in Java/Swing :/) of GUIs, with the goal being to learn how to design and create GUIs with great usability (effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction for specified users with specified goals in particular environments). I really liked the class, actually (in spite of uesless lectures with way too many old Apple-related YouTube-videos, metaphors, personal anecdotes and presentations with random pictures/stick figures), so it feels good to get a good grade in it.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 22 Jun 2008, 17:43
Dear Blog thread,

So, apparently, there was some sort of memo that went out to everyone I know, giving them full rights to take whatever I say and construe it into something else entirely different.  Or, you know, make it up entirely.

I guess that's cool.

Or not.

'Cause now I get told off for things that didn't even happen.

Awesome.

<3
Matt
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 22 Jun 2008, 17:49
I am pretty intrigued as to what a human-computer interaction exam would entail... Though I figure it's just some terminology I'm not used to, it still sounds bizarre and kind of cool. Like, 'How often do you talk to your computer?', 'Do you guys hang out often enough?'  sort of questions.

Back at Carnegie Mellon you could major in human-computer interaction. (http://www.hcii.cmu.edu/)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Jun 2008, 17:53
I wish I could do that.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Inlander on 22 Jun 2008, 18:54
On Saturday night I rode to Northcote (couple of suburbs over, ten-minute bike ride) to see a gig at the rather wonderful Northcote Social Club. I haven't been on the High Street in Northcote for ages, and was surprised to find that they seem to be having some kind of arts festival there: every block had at least one shop-front in which the front room was empty, and some strange art installation was in place. Pretty cool! The gig was also pretty good.

The bloggy bit begins when I came out of the gig, four hours or so later, and upon unlocking my bike and trying to ride it home, found out that the back wheel was completely fucked. I can only assume that some drunken idiot fell over the bike, smashed the shit out of the back wheel, then felt bad and stood the bike up again against the rail to try to make it better (the back light had also been almost knocked off, indicating a collision of some kind). I make this deduction based on two assumptions: (1) that a collision forceful enough to so buckle that back wheel that I had to decouple the brakes just to ride the bike home, would also have knocked the bike over; and (2) that if it was malicious damage rather than accidental, whoever did it wouldn't have bothered to stand the bike up again.

Anyway, on Sunday I went to my local bike-shop. The wheel was too badly damaged for them to repair, so they replaced it instead. For $115. God-dammit.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Thaes on 23 Jun 2008, 06:18
Today I got a letter confirming my place in one of the universities to which I applied. Oh, the joy! Oh, the glee!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 23 Jun 2008, 06:46
I can only assume that some drunken idiot fell over the buck, smashed the shit out of the back wheel, then felt bad and stood the bike up again against the rail to try to make it better

Because standing the bike back up fixed everything.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 23 Jun 2008, 07:05
Patrick, you're just as well. I would never sleep with someone who routinely ate at McDonald's.

Dear Blog Thread,

Loooooong weekend. Rachel and I went camping this weekend. It was a fun time, but we somehow spent an inordinate amount of money. We went up Friday evening after work (The place was about 40 miles outside of Boston) and it started to rain about ten minutes out of the city. Inexplicably, we drove in one side of the storm and straight out the other and it never touched the campground. Clear skies, all weekend.

Our site was gorgeous. The sites were all well set off from each other in the section we went after (You really couldn't see anyone else around us and we were so far back that we got very few people coming by). The site was a good size and everything. We got the tents set up and went off out of the grounds to find some place to buy food for the weekend. Rachel purchased a large amount of snack food we never even touched. We spent most of the weekend surviving off of burgers, hot dogs marshmallows and some chicken.

We went hiking Saturday morning. We found a nice brook with a rickety ass bridge that was sketchy as hell to cross carrying my camera. We turned sappy and carved our initials into a tree. Then we did private things on a big rock we found. Eventually, we went back to the site and my dad dropped by for a bit. After he left, we walked down to the beach, at which point Rachel failed to convince me to actually swim. After returning, we went to get a little more food for the evening and then we made dinner and started a fire. Eventually, we got sleepy and went to the tent to smoke a bit. We got goofy and decided we wanted to call Eed and tell her we were having more fun than they were, but her number was on Rachel's phone which was not in the tent with us, so we tried calling Shane from mine to ask him her number. He didn't pick up.

We got up Sunday morning and packed pretty efficiently. Unfortunately, the cooler's plug had gotten knocked open and it soaked my baseball glove. We got back to my place around 11:30 and each got in a shower and then we went to see the Incredible Hulk and eventually came home.

All in all, a good weekend.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 23 Jun 2008, 07:55
Dear blog thread,

I just heard my dad had a heart attack. I'm gonna go see him now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 23 Jun 2008, 12:19
We had the most fucking kickass dance party at my house Saturday night.  Basically what happened was this ... a couple weeks ago, the guy in our house who manages the social events, books the bands, etc. ran into a DJ from Baltimore who played our house last April, Dave Nada.  Dave Nada is in a project with another Baltimore DJ, Matt Nordstrom (it's called Nadastrom), and they were both in Philly on Saturday night, but playing different clubs.  They asked us if they could have their afterparty at our house so they could spin together.  So we got in touch with a guy who has a really really really ridiculous sound system for rent, and he basically said "I don't need a flat fee, you can just collect donations at the party and I'll take that."  So we basically got a massive fucking all-night rave in my basement without having to pay a cent ... the DJs spun for free and the sound/lighting guy relied upon the partygoers' generosity.

Apparently my house has graduated to a level of cool at which people come to our house to throw their party just because they like us that much.

The DJs were on point, too.  Check out their stuff on MySpace.  Dave Nada is scary good, especially when there are six 18'' subwoofers in the room.

(Warning - while you were typing 6 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.)

Oh shit Fuego, I hope your dad's OK.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 23 Jun 2008, 12:34
<continuation from above post>

In case anyone's interested, I went to see him. First and foremost, I hate doctors. they're arguing over what he had was a heart attack or not, but at least he's stable. What is known is that he had chest pain, and his blood pressure spiked.

Friggin' 4 hours and all they can tell me is his blood pressure's high?

At least he's being looked after. Nothing I can do at this time. Now I just need to take my mind off of it. Otherwise, I'm gonna snap like a dry twig.

UPDATE:
No sooner do I try to forget than I get new info. Apparently, when my dad's PCP changed his blood pressure medication, he didn't give him an acceptable water pill. He had a lot of fluid built up inside of him, and he had a mild heart attack caused by congestive heart failure. They gave him a bunch of lasiks (sp?) and he's been racing like a Russian piss-horse.

They're gonna keep him for observation and do some further tests (medical term for "run up a bill"). Mainly, they're concerned that the heart attack did damage to his heart.

I'm done posting my emo personal family shit now. Now back to our regularly scheduled insanity.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: loam on 23 Jun 2008, 13:33
Holy crap that's terrible. So essentially a doctor's incompetence nearly killed your father. I really really hope he recovers fully.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 23 Jun 2008, 13:47
Holy crap that's terrible. So essentially a doctor's incompetence nearly killed your father. I really really hope he recovers fully....and sues the face off that doctor.

fixed
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Gemmwah on 23 Jun 2008, 19:14
Dear Blog Thread,

I went to a gig today with a girl. It was rad. So was the gig. Big smiles all around.

Love, Gemm.

Also, Fuego I hope your dad gets well soon.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jun 2008, 21:05
Dear Blog Thread

I find it surprisingly easy to get into places with flowers in hand.  Even security guards don't seem to care that I walk right past them with a vase of flowers.  Sometimes I mock pushing a button in my hand just to see if anyone will notice.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Dissy on 23 Jun 2008, 21:55
Dear Blog Thread,

To get away from near deaths, I propose you listen to my problems for a moment.

This weekend, Saturday to be exact, I did some yard work at the lovely house my parents are selling.  On my way out to finish part of my job, the asshat neighbor's boyfirend approached me, and threatend to quote: "Kick the shit out of you if you ever look at my girlfriend again like that."  Now, me being me, I tell the guy that I have no intentions of looking at his girlfriend (whom I have not seen in about a ear, and did not know she was bck from college) for two reasons, one, I find her completely unattractive (I said she was fucking ugly), and two, I could never look at her again anyways because f the time I caught her in the car with her previous boyfriend (whom I kicked the shit out of for taking a baseball bat to my car), the second incident nearly causing my to gorge my own eyes out (I didn't tell him that part).  He proceeds to tell me how he was going to kick the ever living shit out of me, right now.  I tell him to bring it.  I'm hot, I'm sweaty, and I was in a bad mood because I didn't sleep the greatest the night before, and here was this asshat, threatening me.  Lucky for asshat, my dad came out of the arage right then and there, and came over.  My father told the dipshit to beat it, or he was going to be forced to videotape me beating the shit out of the dude.  He leaves, my dad pulls me aside and tells me not to fight with the kid aka "Don't lay a fucking finger on him."  I finish thework, and stay back to lock up.  As I am leaving, the dipshit comes back, acting all big and tough.  You all know the type of bullshit,, "Where's your daddy to save you now?"  I tll him to piss off, and proceed to get into my car.  He slams the door shut on me, and tries to corner me.  Things escalate, and he asks for me to punch him (the finger poke in the sternum, guy talk for "punch me.")  The realtor shows up to show a couple the house, and I tell him to meet me at the Walmart parking lot.  I get into my car, he gets into his and speeds off.  I call my dad and ask him why i cannot "Lay a fucking finger on him", and my dad tells me that I will most likely beat the shit out of the kid, and I will get arrested, and he will not come to bail me out.  I decide that hose are good enough reasons, so I go home.  However, this has left me in all kinds of pissed-off-ed-ness.  I get home, avoid everybody (not an easy feet) and go into my room.  I immeadiately look for something hard to start punching.  And that's when my inner engineer kicks in, and I mentally diagram the best points to punch my bookshelf to obtain maximum poswer, and minimal damage i.e. the corners, and where the shelves rest against the frame.  So, I do that.  I punch it several times.  Each time, the thing tilts backwards and falls back forward.  When I am finished, i have successfully broken my pinkie and ringfinger on my right hand, I (I admit this freely) I had tears rolling down my face from the glorious pain, and my anger was subsiding.  Of course, fight afterwards, my grandparents show up and want to take me out to go shopping for my new car.  This would be rather awkward as my eyes were swollen and red, and My hand was broken.  I went to the bathroom, washed my face, and put on my sunglasses.  I kept them on for the first hour or so of shopping.  I am ambidexterous, but the majority of the population is right-handed, and everyone shakes with their right hand, and all those car sales men... Man, I hate them right now.  Especially the guys with the "firm" handshakes.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Jun 2008, 02:31
Beer Glog Bed,

OH FUCK OH SHIT OH GOD SO MANY ASSIGNMENTS I AM GOING TO FAIL SO HARD OH NOOOOO

SILLY MAN

This, still.
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Post by: Patrick on 24 Jun 2008, 03:55
Patrick, do you spend your whole time there looking at ladies?

Jesus, May, I'm 19, do you think I stare at the ice bin all day? No way. My eyes have a sweet tooth.

I am never giving a full answer to the question "Where are you from?" ever again in this damn town, and from now on I am just going to say "Oh I'm from down south" without giving any details whatsoever. I am sick and fucking tired of answering questions about Albania, and especially the location thereof. Bonus points for "So how do you say (x phrase) in Russian?" and "So why don't you have an accent?"

A woman was being hella bitchy today and doubted me when I said "I just pulled those fries out of the vat, salted them, and gave them straight to you." She thought I was just trying to get her out of my face (that was also true). So it was incredibly funny to me when she stuck her hand straight into the 375-degree fries inside and burned herself. I couldn't keep a straight face, and she lost her temper and drove off. That bitch can suck on my Staff of Cosmic Justice.
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Post by: Orbert on 24 Jun 2008, 09:24
Blog blog blog,

My daughter has turned into Claire from The Breakfast Club.  She likes sushi.  Okay, nothing too weird about that I guess; I like it too.  So the other day grocery shopping, they had these little prepackaged... uh... packages... of sushi, perfect for taking for a lunch or something.  So we grabbed some and she took some in her backpack for lunch yesterday at her summer camp.  She's 10.

Oh dear.  I tried to picture her getting out the little sushi thingies, the little thing of soy sauce, the little chopsticks, while everyone else in her group stared at her.

It doesn't help that we actually live in Northbrook, IL, which many people know is the hometown of John Hughes and the model for fictional Shermer, IL, setting of most of his films.  My son actually goes to the high school where The Breakfast Club spent that one eventful Saturday.  We shop at the mall where Wyatt and Gary got the Slurpee dumped on them in Weird Science.  I feel like we've moved to The Twilight Zone.
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Post by: benji on 24 Jun 2008, 09:39
I actually worked at a day camp one year, and their was an 12 year old boy who would bring sushi to lunch every day. The other kids thought it was weird. But they pretty much thought everything besides a standard lunch meat sandwich was weird. I tended to make my sandwiches with pita bread, and I was told that that was gross on more then one occasion.
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Post by: jhocking on 24 Jun 2008, 09:43
Oh dear.  I tried to picture her getting out the little sushi thingies, the little thing of soy sauce, the little chopsticks, while everyone else in her group stared at her.

aw, now I miss going to elementary school in Korea and bringing a little doshirak (http://wiki.galbijim.com/Doshirak) for lunch.

btw, in doing a gis for an image to show what I'm talking about, I found this on a site called wisconsinfood, so maybe a kid with a box of sushi for lunch won't be too weird:
(http://food-fun.wisconsinfood.com/edible_antics/images/2008/03/31/spidy_eats.jpg)
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Post by: BlahBlah on 24 Jun 2008, 09:50
"Juicy Juice" looks pretty good, but why is that apple an orange?
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Post by: Orbert on 24 Jun 2008, 10:07
Cool.  My daughter is still pretty weird (she's my kid, after all) but it's good to know that she's no weirder than some.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Jun 2008, 14:19
"Juicy Juice" looks pretty good, but why is that apple an orange?

That apple is an apple. There is a stem on it.

Dear blog thread,

I am tired as fuck, but god damn it, it was worth it.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 24 Jun 2008, 14:41
I just stepped off the T a few minutes ago. Upon emerging from the subway, the sky was fucking black over my neighborhood.

I started walking home and got about to city hall when thunder cracked across the square. A flash if lightning lit up the sky.

I got about fifty yards down my street when I felt a drop. I opened my umbrella and no sooner did I get it over my head that it started pouring. In the one or two minutes it took me to walk from there to my apartment, I was soaked to the bone.

The rain was going fucking sideways!

I hate New England weather.
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Post by: pen on 24 Jun 2008, 15:44
Hey blog thread,

My dad called me a while ago and sounded high as a fucking kite.  I started to yell at him not to call me like that and I didn't want to deal with him while driving.  Then I understood what he was slurring at me.  My Auntie Laura is dead.  She had died only a few minutes before he called.  She was on his living room floor... even while he spoke to me.  I felt like such an asshole.  I offered to go see him, but now the weather is so intense, I really shouldn't drive 2 hours to his house... last thing I need is an accident.  Forget grief... I feel guilty that I'm not being a good daughter because I'm not seeing him.

On a positive note, planning of my trip to San Diego with Jon in October is coming along nicely.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 24 Jun 2008, 16:41
Dear Internet,

i am leaving on a roadtrip to Montana on Friday with a couple of friends and it is going to be awesome. i'm really excited to take a shitload of pictures because i have been so lazy lately when it comes to photography; it's pathetic. but i bought a new tripod today and am really looking forward to taking lots of pictures of all the drinking/skateboarding/camping/gun-shooting that we will be doing.

fuckin' pumped! (despite my purple/green wrist and cracked rib)

EDIT: GODDAMN SHITPISSING ASSCUNT! I TRIED TO LIFT SOMETHING HEAVY AT WORK WITH MY GOOD HAND AND FURTHER DAMAGED MY RIB, SO NOW IT HURTS TO BREATH AND DO PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING, REALLY. MONTANA TRIP IS A NO GO AND I AM FUCKING PISSED. but on the plus side, i just bought Final Fantasy Tactics A2 so at least i won't be bored.

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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Jun 2008, 02:44
Rear Hog's Head,

I got my glasses! I can see the computer screen without having to get real close to it, and also hopefully I won't get headaches so bad from looking at the screen anymore either. The sum outcome of this is spending more time on the Internet maybe?

EXCELLENT
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Post by: jodizzle on 25 Jun 2008, 03:17
Dear Blog thread,

I had an absolutely smashing weekend and I can't wait to go back to Sydney again sometime!  I am sad to have to have a job though.  Jobs are lame and I am tired and lazy.The good news is that there are only 2 more shifts until the weekend again already!  And if Brett doesn't get drunk and forget he is going to come and hang out at my place this weekend! Hoorah booze and Wii!
Love Jodie
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Post by: Lines on 25 Jun 2008, 08:09
Dear blog thread,

Yaaaaaaaaaaay, I have an interview! At the Apple store! If hired I could be surrounded by shiny gadgets all day long! And maybe get a discount and replace my stolen iPod! And I'd have a job and stuff! Woo!

But really though, that would be awesome. I need a job and I think I'd like the retail environment there, because my least favorite thing about retail is when you have a lag in customers and you get incredibly bored and I've never seen that place slow except for when they are closing.
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Post by: ummmkay on 25 Jun 2008, 08:21
Dear internets,

I just earned $350 for staying with two little girls Sunday - today (Wednesday) while their parents were out of town! We had a fabulous time swimming in their pool and drawing pictures and playing Sorry (about six thousand times) and making up games and building forts and riding bikes! It was awesome!

On Friday I am going to the beach with a bunch of awesome people from school, and then on Monday I am moving into an apartment before I start my summer class. And then in August I get to move into my own HOUSE with four other girls! Hooray! Things are looking up!
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Post by: Caleb on 25 Jun 2008, 13:44
My Dearest Blog Thread,

I managed to hurt my calf rather badly.  I was running when it cramped up and hurt.  Instead of stopping I tried to "walk it off" and keep running.  A 1/4 mile later it felt like someone suddenly shot me in the calf with a BB gun.  Then my whole calf really hurt and I limped home.

Note to self: Caleb, you are no longer a 20 year old collegiate athlete.  You are a 26 year old librarian who is out of shape from 5 years of no exercise.  Listen to your body, you dumbass.

In other news I cooked Tofu for the first time last night and it didn't turn out bad,  just cheese curd textured and mostly tasteless with a bare hint of marinade.

I really gotta meet people my age in my new hometown.

Until I can look into your eyes again,
Caleb
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Post by: Dissy on 25 Jun 2008, 13:52
Caleb, did you stretch?  Stretching always helps
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Post by: Caleb on 25 Jun 2008, 14:17
Caleb, did you stretch?  Stretching always helps

Yes, but I did it half-arsed.  I was also way too under-hydrated.  If I would had warmed up alittle more...

I think it was just one of those strains where everything would have been fine if I hadn't tried to be a bad-ass and "run through the pain".
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Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Jun 2008, 14:18
I read that as $350 for Sunday and went  :-o but four days is much more understandable.

Today I got mistaken for a New Look shop assistant, as I was carrying ridiculous quanities of clothes. I am not a New Look shop assitant, I was merely trying on twelve things in one go. (All of them were horrible.)

I also had an epic indoor picnic with chips, flapjack, fruit salad and the biggest ice cream sundaes in the world. Then I played on Lego Indiana Jones for hours. Today was a good day. Although I went up a dress size, and I am not kidding.
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Post by: Caleb on 25 Jun 2008, 14:24
I also had an epic indoor picnic .

Red and white checkered blanket on the floor?  Huge wooden table in the middle of the living room?  Leave the windows open for insects?
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Post by: Lines on 25 Jun 2008, 14:50
Hugs for Sam.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Jun 2008, 14:53
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Post by: imapiratearg on 25 Jun 2008, 14:55
How long did it take you to type that?
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Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Jun 2008, 14:58
Maybe thirty seconds? It seriously is my keyboard, not me. Rachel can vouch for it, as she's seen it happen. My keyboard just occasionally wigs out and starts going backwards. I think it's actually a problem with the mouse, where it's jamming left on the scroll button and moving the cursor constantly.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 25 Jun 2008, 15:33
Summer starts tomorrow.

Screw all you guys who are having crap times at the moment. Tomorrow is my last day of work, going out for a curry then going out to the pubs. Day after I'm going to see Radiohead in Glasgow which will be amazing.

Then it's on to Tiree for a week. Where I will float about in one of these:

(http://www.tackletour.com/images/picTalon1m.jpg)

Fishing to my hearts content. The house we are renting is right beside the loch which is pretty much the ideal situation for me. Gonna go for a cycle round the island every day as well. If it's windy then it's windsurfing time. No wind? Lots of waves? Time for normal surfing. Tiree kicks ass for being outdoors all the time.

Next stop Amsterdam. Me and two other guys are staying there for a week in a hostel. One night we are going to get so ridiculously stoned we won't be able to say our own names. Might go see some museums, drink some good beer and basically do the touristy thing. Amsterdam will be whole heaps of win.

Last stop on the tour, SSC summer camp. Been to it for the last three years running and have loved it so much. Lounging about in a field with loads of awesome people. Jokes and acts on the stage in the evening, sports in the afternoon which I particularly enjoy winning at. Robbie "Mr fucking zippy" Eisler. It's always so sad when everybody goes home from camp, especially since there is this one girl that goes that I always end up having a thing with, but nothing happens cause she lives in Edinburgh and I live in Oban. Screw that this year, not gonna ruin my after camp.

After all that excitement It's time to chill out in august, go to some beach parties, go on that camping/fishing trip I have been planning for ages. Then after a little bit of luxuriously lazy lounging It's time to go to a few music festivals maybe. August finishes then I'm moving away from home to Dundee Uni. Only know one other person going there so It's gonna be a magic time to drop all inhibitions.

This summer, no one can top it. Not one of you.

Probably won't see you all for a while as of tomorrow.

Have fun on the Internets.
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Post by: Kai on 25 Jun 2008, 15:36
Sam listen to spiritualized it makes everything better/leagues worse (usually the latter, but hey, depression is in style)


Dear Thlog Bread,

I am currently quitting my job. Because I am tired of waking up at 3:30 am every morning. Also, I got a different job.
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Post by: Oli on 25 Jun 2008, 15:45
Then it's on to Tiree for a week. Where I will float about in one of these

Hey Man me and my friends are going camping on tiree for 2 weeks starting this saturday, which is the day after radio head no? You should say hi!

If you're up for hangouts then PM me. We actually have enough room if you want to camp out for a night or two, I'm sure none of my friends would mind.
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Post by: Ladybug on 25 Jun 2008, 16:50
ledhendrix, I want your summer.

My summer has been less than impressing so far, but at least I finally got out of the house! Yesterday, a friend and I went for a "mountain hike" (well, we walked up to some mountain, but on a gravel road, so I don't really think it counts as hiking, but whatever, it is basically a fucking long hill, and we did venture away from the road at times). The weather was crap, but it was a nice enough trip, I guess, and I hope we'll do it again, because it feels good to be active. But by the time we approached the top, I started regretting leaving my wool beanie in Trondheim, and wished I'd brought mittens. It was freezing. It's almost July, for God's sake, I shouldn't be worried about mittens and beanies. Today wasn't much better, except at least I was freezing indoors, with a blanket and tons of clothes available.

Photographic evidence, which would look a whole lot better if it wasn't so damn grey:
(http://tykjpelk.net/skitch/Keiservarden-20080626-014231.png)
It might not be very easy to see, but the stuff between the green and the ocean is (part of) the city where we walked from, so it's a bit of a hike, but it kinda looks further than it is.
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Post by: KvP on 25 Jun 2008, 19:23
Blog thread,

I've been feeling really pretty relatively good all week. However, when I came home from work tonight I was sort of tired, and I had this curious feeling, like vertigo, and I had the urge to call my friend, so I did. She asked how I was, and I lied to her and told her I was fine. So we have a little chit chat, and all the while I'm feeling progressively worse and worse, and my voice was cracking and I was trying to hide it from my friend (I succeeded) so she hangs up and before I know it I'm crying and screaming at the top of my lungs, just belting it out. And I was literally incapable of stopping myself. I had to cover my mouth to keep myself from getting too loud. This lasted about 15 minutes and it took an additional 5 after that to suppress the urge to wail. I have no idea why it happened. The crown of my head is also sore, I think I may have hit myself with the phone in those first few moments.

On the other side of the coin, I was sent a letter from an unnamed PO box in Denver with $100 in cash and a gift card from Red Lobster. I think it's from this guy who challenged me to a bet online. He bet me $100 that Hillary would be the nominee. This was in April.
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Post by: ruyi on 25 Jun 2008, 19:26
Hm, that's never happened to me before. Do you feel better after it happened?
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Post by: KvP on 25 Jun 2008, 19:31
A little bit, yeah. I'm more tired than I was, but the vertigo feeling is gone.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Jun 2008, 19:48
Man, I may be the minority, but when I suddenly feel vertigo and keel over literally crying in pain, I go to the hospital...
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Post by: KvP on 25 Jun 2008, 19:54
The pain was not physical. I suppose I should have been more specific about that. It was a feeling.
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Post by: Dissy on 25 Jun 2008, 19:57
Man, I may be the minority, but when I suddenly feel vertigo and keel over literally crying, I go take a handful of pain pills...

Vertigo is awful.  It sounds lik you had a migrane or something.
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Post by: Aminal on 25 Jun 2008, 20:55
ledhendrix lives the life I want to live.

Dear Blog Thread,

Today I got a call from the vet saying that while they were able to repair our foster kitten's hernia, they were not able to fix her rectal prolapse.  Then he said some things about "rubbing" and "ointment" and I just started thinking, who's gonna adopt a kitten whose ass is hanging out?  Much less apply unguents to it for the rest of the kitten's life.  Shit.

What am I gonna do about this?
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Post by: jhocking on 26 Jun 2008, 01:25
cripes

 :cry:
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Post by: Tom on 26 Jun 2008, 01:31
I'm not heartless enough to say you should put it down but I'm starting to court the idea.
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Post by: KvP on 26 Jun 2008, 11:51
Dear Anyways,

Please send me money.

Love,
KvP
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Post by: Liz on 26 Jun 2008, 11:54
Jens.

Buddy.

How've you been?
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Post by: KvP on 26 Jun 2008, 12:14
Johnnnnnn.
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Post by: Storm Rider on 26 Jun 2008, 12:20
He also responds to Al, Sean, Spanky, and Angus McAnusface.
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Post by: Liz on 26 Jun 2008, 12:22
The last one in particular.
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Post by: jhocking on 26 Jun 2008, 12:32
I just got off the phone from a very interesting conversation. Now I'm in a very troubled state however, unsure of how to proceed. Long story short, there's a good teaching opportunity back in NYC that I'd be a strong candidate for, and most people I know would be ecstatic at this turn of events, but I'm not sure I want to move back to New York.

dilemma
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Post by: Liz on 26 Jun 2008, 12:48
How much will you get paid? This is all that matters.
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Post by: Ladybug on 26 Jun 2008, 12:49
Dear blog thread,

August cannot come soon enough! Just a few of the things my mother has freaked out about (meaning yelled at me and been pissed off for at least 2 hours afterwards), in the last 2 weeks:
- I forgot to water the plants. They'd been watered 4 days earlier, so it's not like they were going to drop dead any time soon.
- I carried a chair (that just so happens to belong to the dining room set) downstairs to the dining room, from the attic, because I assumed it belonged there. It didn't. So I said "Okay, it's not like it was a problem.." and carried it upstairs again. She kept yelling.
- My brother and I were sprawled on the couch, which left little room for her to sit when she got home from work, and I happened to sigh before I sat up to give her some space. Major freakout.
- I checked the opening hours of the bank online for her, and she went there after work. Apparently, they close half an hour earlier during the summer, and hadn't updated their websites. This was somehow my fault. I drove her across town to another branch that has longer opening hours, and she was stille pissed off.
- I took a glass of Pepsi Max after having helped out in the garden, because it was the only cold thing we had, aside from water, and I'd worked for 2 hours. Bad idea.
- I wasn't thrilled about some new candlesticks she purchased, so I answered "I guess" when she asked if I liked them. Not enthusiastic enough and grounds for more bitching.
- I asked if it would be possible for me to watch the semifinals in the Euro 2008 in the living room, seeing as I don't have a TV in my room here. Bad idea. Apparently this means I only think about myself and my wants/needs, and that I was chasing her out of her own home.
- I made a salad for dinner, and didn't make any dressing, because I don't like it and no one had asked me. Wrong choice.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry, because it truly is ridiculous and somewhat laughable, but oh, so frustrating. Also, a C on an exam I feared I might've failed is pretty cool.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 26 Jun 2008, 12:56
I think you know where this is going, Joe...

Suck the next nine dicks you see.
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Post by: Lines on 26 Jun 2008, 13:14
I'm not sure I want to move back to New York.

dilemma

For what reasons, if I may ask? That sounds like a good opportunity. You could always apply and then decide from whatever outcome arises.
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Post by: jhocking on 26 Jun 2008, 13:48
To some people NYC is the greatest place on earth, and I do agree there are many awesome things about it, but from my perspective having moved away from there less than a year ago the two most noteworthy attributes are:

it's super expensive

the grocery stores suck


And yeah, I'm probably going to fly out to interview and see how things go, I just don't know what I'll do if I get an offer.
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Post by: Lines on 26 Jun 2008, 14:11
Well I was there for a grand total of 4 days, so I don't know much about NY, but that makes sense.
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Post by: Caleb on 26 Jun 2008, 15:34
I don't know whether to laugh or cry, because it truly is ridiculous and somewhat laughable, but oh, so frustrating.

Hang in there.

Some parents are just like that.

Don't be like me and try for 5 years to work harder, do everything they tell you and try to do everything you can to make them proud of you.

Because no matter what I did my parents still treated me like I was some sort of bum.  (Even when I was working 70 hours 6 days a week and I never in my life drank, did drugs, had sex got into any kind of trouble or have any kind of fun with anyone at all)

Only recently at the age of 26 did I realize that I can't make these people happy.  I can't.  They are ALWAYS going to be jerks and treat me like shit.

Everyone should honor their parents and all that stuff but never get into the mindset that if they give you crap somehow it's totally your problem and that you are a horrible person.



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Post by: Tom on 26 Jun 2008, 16:26
My winter has so far been predominantly sunny so far, I reckon Est can vouch for this.
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Jun 2008, 19:23
Tuesday was rad. $190 worth of booze, I hit a guy for trying to do something that nobody ever has an excuse to do, and now a girl wants me.

Downside: the girl introduces herself as The Cooch and is as deep emotionally as a can of wet cat food. And the only reason I got away with punching Dickbag McDickface is because he was so drunk that even I knocked him on his ass with one hit. And he doesn't remember shit, either, so that's why I am still alive.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cartilage Head on 26 Jun 2008, 19:25
 What did the guy do?
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Jun 2008, 19:51
Nobody here needs to know. Let's just say he's lucky I don't have the physical strength nor a heart cold enough to toss him into the fire.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Jun 2008, 05:53
Guys, I am pretty happy. One of my self portraits won a comp on our local Flickr group and is being printed large and featured on the wall of the photography shop in town! Hooray!
Sadly I will not be able to see it because I will be in Canada.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Jun 2008, 06:32
Lunchy that is so great.

Please come to Regina and take award-winning photographs of my band.

I cannot pay you except in love and alcohol.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Jun 2008, 07:17
That is enough, Johnny C. That is enough.
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Post by: öde on 27 Jun 2008, 07:43
Enough to make Tommy kill him?
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Post by: waterloosunset on 27 Jun 2008, 08:31
WaterlooSunset has laid out his dinner jacket ensemble and is getting ready for his leaver's ball!!! cant wait!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Jun 2008, 09:00
So, dissy apparently had a Rosie O'Donnell sex dream.

I can't unread that, and now, neither can you!
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Jun 2008, 09:05
(http://i.a.ua/kino/covers/3047/cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Dissy on 27 Jun 2008, 09:07
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ER31EVY7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

To be fair, it was because of watching that movie.  Why it couldn't be Dana Delany, I don't know
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Jun 2008, 09:11
If you want sex dreams about Dana Delany, watch Live Nude Girls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113674/).

Incidentally, for those who haven't heard of that movie, it's not even remotely as scandalous as the title makes it sound. There's much more skin in Exit to Eden, but there are a couple of noteworthy fantasy sequences in Live Nude Girls.
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Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Jun 2008, 09:11
DAMN YOU, JOE HOCKING!
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Post by: Dissy on 27 Jun 2008, 09:21
This just in, Jon says that Dana Delany is ugly.  And he doesn't like Westerns.  The fuck kinda man is he?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Jun 2008, 09:28
The kind who's never had a Rosie O'Donnell sex dream.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 27 Jun 2008, 09:28
This just in, Jon says that Dana Delany is ugly.
She's over 50 and she's still hot.  :-o
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 27 Jun 2008, 09:42
And he doesn't like Westerns.

You're mistaken.

Everybody likes Sergio Leone. Everyone.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Dissy on 27 Jun 2008, 09:48
Jon maintains that he does not like westerns.  Or Sergio Leone.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cartilage Head on 27 Jun 2008, 11:37
 To be fair Rosie O'Donnell didn't always look like an alpha-crab.
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Post by: Johnny C on 27 Jun 2008, 11:59
Jon maintains that he does not like westerns.  Or Sergio Leone.

Jon is not a person. At least, not in the eyes of the Geneva convention.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Jun 2008, 12:09
Jon is something less than a god, yet more than a man.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Dissy on 27 Jun 2008, 12:14
Jon is a man who hides his inadequate penis size by being an ass on the internets.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 27 Jun 2008, 17:35
So...back to blog,

I was at work today and my idiot co-worker wasn't paying attention and accidently swung a 2x4 right into my forehead (right above my temple).  I am so fucking mad right now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 27 Jun 2008, 18:11
OW! Are you plotting their death? No? You should be.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 27 Jun 2008, 18:13
We'll help.

The Internet is good at this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Eli on 27 Jun 2008, 18:45
I have a job interview for Staples tomorrow. I'm pretty nervous, but super excited. I've applied to about 8 other places and been turned out by each one although I said I'd work weekends and holidays and said I could work any time from opening to closing for each place.

And I just found out I get to see The Dandy Warhols in September, so that adds to the excitedness.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 27 Jun 2008, 19:02
OW! Are you plotting their death? No? You should be.

I was thinking I could spear him with his own forklift or something gruesome of the sort, but I'm not sure I could pull it off.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: muffy on 27 Jun 2008, 19:27
You should definitely give it your best shot. That sort of incompetence deserves strict retribution, although maybe you should try weeing in his tea first, as a trial run of sorts...

In other news, Blog Thread, I am gradually coming to terms with the fact that my encroaching health problems (my spine is basically fucked) are interfering with my ability to DJ. This is making me think about long term, sensible things that I really don't want to think about, and now I am most upset as a result. Also, I am concerned that having a walking stick, or any other such mobilty aid, will rather drastically interfere with my ability to pull. This is definitely not good.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 27 Jun 2008, 19:34
You should definitely give it your best shot. That sort of incompetence deserves strict retribution, although maybe you should try weeing in his tea first, as a trial run of sorts...

Come on.  We don't have tea here.  We drink POWERADE
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ruyi on 27 Jun 2008, 19:54
What do you mean by ability to pull?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 27 Jun 2008, 20:04
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pull
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jodizzle on 27 Jun 2008, 21:06
You should definitely give it your best shot. That sort of incompetence deserves strict retribution, although maybe you should try weeing in his tea first, as a trial run of sorts...

A guy at work who is aweosme totally pissed in the resident jerks coke once. it was awesome.  He drank it!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Aminal on 27 Jun 2008, 22:21
Also, I am concerned that having a walking stick, or any other such mobilty aid, will rather drastically interfere with my ability to pull.

I actually fuck cripples exclusively.

No, seriously, as long as you aren't the person in the room most bothered by it, it will not hinder you that way.  The same rules apply: Be confident, be good, and if they don't want it?  Fuck 'em, it's their loss.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 27 Jun 2008, 22:24
I have a cane for when my right knee is particularly bad. If anything it just makes me more awesome.
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Post by: Patrick on 28 Jun 2008, 02:46
BEAR THLOG DREAD,

My friends and I finally made the switch from Vampire: The Masquerade to Vampire: The Requiem. My character's name is Ryuzaki!

Speaking of people named Ryuzaki, I just got confirmation from Amazon.com that my order for the 5th volume of Death Note shipped today! I ordered it as a gift for a buddy of mine, he and I have been watching the whole series and basically I got addicted to it from the first episode onward. We've also been watching Bleach, and it's also awesome, but not as brilliant as Death Note. I'm going to have to start collecting the ones that are already out and get the rest as they come, because hot damn, it's an amazing show.

I'm still not having any luck selling the SG, because, well, nobody here in town wants to buy a guitar, and the extent of my inter-nets marketing has been a single post in the Guitar Topic (music forum). I should talk to my buddy Mike down in California about selling it and paying the difference for an American-made Fender Jaguar, because UNF those are hot.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Jun 2008, 05:14
Dude we were playing Requiem ages ago. Way to be behind the times.

In twelve hours I will be on the plane!

Aaaargh!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Jun 2008, 06:06
Whurr Fog Bread,

a) I met a really cute girl last night
b) afterwards drank a whole bunch of Newcastle Brown
c) am rather hungover
d) all of the above.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Jun 2008, 06:38
New Car today!  Woo-hoo!

(first for 12 years; replacing a Citroen Xantia with a Ford Focus Ghia - both diesel)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 28 Jun 2008, 06:59
Dearest Jewel of the Blogosphere,

I have to work overtime at the library today (I was informed about this yesterday).  Extra money is always good but it's pretty slow going here.  So far I have had to look up zip codes and help people with simple computer problems.

I will have to read forum posts to pass the time.

Some nutcase came in yesterday looking for academic journals.  I showed him what we had through NOVEL and Ebsco Masterfile but he thought we have access to all academic journals and could send them to his house though some sort of mystical interlibrary loan.  It turns out that the college library pretty much kicked him out and foisted him upon us.  When I tried to get him to tell me exactly what journal articles he wanted he told me he wasn't sure.

Warmest Regards,

Caleb
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 28 Jun 2008, 09:56
My girlfriend comes back into town tonight after a month in Belize.  We've been baiting each other via email basically ever since she left.  I feel kind of sorry for the people who live in my house, they're probably not going to sleep tonight any more than we are.

Edit: looks like it'll be her house that bears the brunt, parents and all.  This might be difficult.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 28 Jun 2008, 10:41
Also, I am concerned that having a walking stick, or any other such mobilty aid, will rather drastically interfere with my ability to pull. This is definitely not good.

Walking sticks do not inhibit these sorts of things! just ask this man:
(http://www.fashionablecanes.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/houses-cane.jpg)

Log Bread:

I am pretty excited for this job to end. I've been working every day for an unpredictable number of hours (usually like 12 but sometimes we get out at 10 in the morning and I am surprised). This is kind of really not good for my overall health or social life or sanity. I haven't had a paycheck in ages, and so I don't ever have money to eat lunch. I don't have time to eat in the morning because well I'm waking up at 3:30.

I think the moral of this story is it is a good thing tuesday is my last day because it would be the death of me otherwise

Also makeouts and awkward conversations about relationships-being-scary-sorry-I-am-a-tease-lady
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Post by: muffy on 28 Jun 2008, 12:18
Dear Blog Thread:

You are collectively awesome, thank you!  :-)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 28 Jun 2008, 12:40
They're right!  You could even get a pimpin' cane!
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Post by: RobbieOC on 28 Jun 2008, 14:36
Or a sword cane! It was like three pages ago, but relevant again!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: waterloosunset on 28 Jun 2008, 14:47
and you never know, might get a pity shag with that cane. attract the kind-hearted kind of woman


plus it makes an effective weapon when confronted by a pack of rabid chavs
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 28 Jun 2008, 16:03
Oh god not this again

Why are we talking about chavs again?

because it's a thread about or vaguely related to england, on the internet

it's the new godwin's law
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Post by: morca007 on 28 Jun 2008, 18:01
w00t, my new camera works!
(http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/5535/mirrorshotcg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 28 Jun 2008, 18:14
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Post by: Sox on 28 Jun 2008, 18:27
i wasted too many CD-Rs and too much money.

Always a regret at the end of a relationship!

Quote
also knowing my luck i will probably not get any kisses etc. for like 2 more years
ugh
Worse things have happened, but you're a good looking guy, a more proactive approach wouldn't hurt if you want to make out with somebody. Remember, there's no such thing as luck.

Quote
a relationship takes time and effort, and occasionally putting the other person ahead of you or your friends/interests [all of which i did all the time]

A relationship like that is never more important than your friends or yourself or your interest. That's a strange way to think. Relationships sometimes do require time and effort, usually after a fact, but you can tell pretty early on whether or not a relationship'll work out, it's a shame when that feeling isn't mutual, but everybody comes around eventually. You're still a teenager, like me. We shouldn't be thinking about relationships requiring 'time and effort', just mutual attraction and politeness.

Quote
i was a test subject, and the next relationship she has will be all awesome
screw that guy

Don't be bitter, dude! Be happy for that other guy, he isn't wishing you any ill will I'll bet. I'm three days late to the party, so you probably got over this already. I'd have made the exact same post after my first several relationships, and with hindsight, that's just silly. Feelings like bitterness, anger, resentment, jealousy, just because some chick didn't want you around never helped anybody and there's no reason for them anyway. The idea that girls have 'screwed you over' by not wanting to be in a relationship with you is a weird one, I've felt that, and I'm somewhat embarrassed by it now, because it makes absolutely no sense.

I feel like I just offered a band-aid to a dude whose cut already scabbed over, but I don't read this thread and this was the first time I noticed the post.


my spine ain't good

Oh Muffy, that sucks. Is there anyway to work around the discomfort so you can continue to DJ? I don't know the nature or extent of your problem, but that one handed DJ I saw seemed to work around his handicap pretty well. As for pulling, that all depends on what you're looking for, I guess. I'd relate to you the story about the girl with crutches at college, but anymore of these stories and I'll sound like I'm pitching a lifetime movie special. I hope it doesn't alter your lifestyle too much.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: öde on 28 Jun 2008, 19:20
Dear blog thread,

Today I learnt that stamps are Necessary if I wish to enjoy the services of Royal Mail.
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Post by: jodizzle on 28 Jun 2008, 20:03
Bwah ha ahhahaha.
Poor Darryl

Dear Blog Thread,

Today I realised I have no awesome real life friends to come and play my Wii with me.

:(
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Post by: KvP on 28 Jun 2008, 20:31
Play against CPU opponents! It's like having a friend inside the game!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 28 Jun 2008, 20:41
no it isn't, on mario kart they're just dicks who laugh at you when you get five lightning clouds in one motherfucking race
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jodizzle on 28 Jun 2008, 22:35
Anna is right!  Plus I can't feel smug when I beat all the boys.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 28 Jun 2008, 22:50
no it isn't, on mario kart they're just dicks who laugh at you when you get five lightning clouds in one motherfucking race
Just like real friends!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 28 Jun 2008, 23:22
Right, but you can't punch the computer
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: IronOxide on 28 Jun 2008, 23:27
I actually have some rather incriminating footage that would beg to differ.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 28 Jun 2008, 23:41
Right, but you can't punch the computer

Well, you could, but that wouldn't be constructive.  Punching electronic devices is not very satisfying, plus they don't repair themselves like people do.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 28 Jun 2008, 23:52
And they hurt your knuckles more, what with their hard plastics and all!
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Post by: KvP on 29 Jun 2008, 00:47
I just got in touch with an old, old friend. He's in the service now, stationed out in Korea. Talking, it's just like old times. The icing on the cake is that he's now my pipeline for any and all materials difficult / impossible to get ahold of in the States. Some cubans sure would be nice right about now...
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 29 Jun 2008, 04:10
Busy week! I got back from Toronto at eight in the morning Tuesday, worked till four, came home to go to sleep, realized I had dinner plans for a meet/greet with the Canadian Undergraduate Math Conference contingent from my university, rushed a shower and went to dinner, then went for beers afterwards and had a greet evening with two old friends (I have old friends from Ontario now!? I have been here a while!).
Wednesday I recuperated and baked pies and went for dinner with the two friends from the night before. We made quesadillas.
Thursday I went in to work right after waking up to cover someone's shift who didn't show. Worked till five, volunteered at the bike centre from five till seven thirty, watched a movie outside on a projection screen, came home, finished all of my liquor bottles with a great new-ish friend of mine, got thoroughly drunk and had private/confidential conversations on my front porch while drinking the world's best bourbon straight from the bottle.
Friday I slept off the hangover then worked 10PM-6AM, slept, caught Wall-E Saturday evening before working 10PM-6AM again and now here I am.
It seemed like this busy week flew past but when I think of where I was a week ago to right now it seems like a time significantly removed from the present I am presently in.

All the drinking was spontaneous/unplanned/unexpected and it was very satisfying and not stupid. Except maybe the last post I made while drunk. That had a lot of jibberish text.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jun 2008, 08:32
Sheer Dog Sled,

Super Smash Bros. is a dumb game

dummmmbbbbbbb
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jun 2008, 08:56
fuck you man that game is awesome

I don't even have a Gamecube but I have the Gamecube version of that game, just in case I meet someone who has a Gamecube but doesn't have that game.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 29 Jun 2008, 09:18
The last time I played, I kicked major ass with Pikachu. I like that game because it is one I can with with an electric yellow rodent.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jun 2008, 11:54
Dude we were playing Requiem ages ago. Way to be behind the times.

You miss the part where we've still been playing Masquerade? That shit ain't even in print anymore. Damn shame, it has served as quality entertainment since I started roleplaying.

Beer Flog Head,

Yesterday, I went to pick up my homeboy Davida from work (we both work McD's) so we could go do the annual 5km run. I was on a bike that I've been lent by the people I'm staying with, and said bike has tires as bald as a chemo patient. That combined with the fact that Alaska is fucking covered in rain ALL THE TIME made for some slip-slidey action when I pulled into the parking lot. I am now missing about a square inch of skin on my knee and I have a deep goddamn gash in the skin-free part, because damned if broken glass doesn't fuck your flesh up.

I ended up being faster than Davida anyway though. He kept stopping us when we were running, because his arms were tired. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: If your arms are tired while you are running, U R DOIN IT RONG. So while my time was 22 minutes last year, this year it was almost 26. Damn it!

I need to change my band-aids 'cause the blood is soaking straight through onto the torn knee of my jeans. :(

LOVE AND TMI,
Patrick!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 29 Jun 2008, 16:56
got thoroughly drunk and had private/confidential conversations on my front porch while drinking the world's best bourbon straight from the bottle.

I hope you did not say anything that you will regret later.

Also, hahaha.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Sox on 29 Jun 2008, 17:02
I need to change my band-aids 'cause the blood is soaking straight through onto the torn knee of my jeans. :(

LOVE AND TMI,
Patrick!

If your knees are bleeding while you are running, then U R DOIN IT RONG.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 29 Jun 2008, 17:31
Hullo Blorg Thrid.

I just got home from my interview. It was actually fun! (Group interview and people were funny.) I think it went well and I'll find out at the end of the week whether it's a yea or nay. Hopefully I get it!

Tomorrow through Weds I am covering for someone at my old office job, so I have to be at work at 8 tomorrow. Ew! And it'll be boring and dead, so I'll have to bring things to entertain myself. I may try to finish a book or knit or just game, who knows. I may just have a mini dance party in the office if I get super bored. (Mini as in me and my computer.)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jun 2008, 19:14
fuck you man that game is awesome

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmbbbbbbbbbb-ah
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 29 Jun 2008, 19:17
Durr Burr Thurr,

I have another work story!  This time without head injury!

So there I was, hanging out in the lumber yard and a customer comes up to me and tells "Do you realize that you have cats?"  Sure enough, there were cats at work. It was a mother and her three kittens hiding out in a rack of vinyl siding. And I was like awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: IronOxide on 29 Jun 2008, 21:58
Dear Blog Thread,

I now have a piece of paper that proves I am smarter than many rocks.

Hooray for that, I guess!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 30 Jun 2008, 10:36
I'm in Canada. What the hell.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 30 Jun 2008, 12:41
To keep the boredom at bay, I have been listening to dance music all day while at work. This has worked nicely, but people interrupt my dance party* with dumb questions like "How do you make money with art?" and "Why are there no professors here?" when the answers are obvious. (A. Get a job. B. It's summer and they have lives.) I am watching the office, not taking it over with my crazy shenanigans.

*This means I bounced and spun around in my chair.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 30 Jun 2008, 12:56
Where the heck do you work that people walk in with such questions? I mean, presumably an office at your art school, but even then I'm wondering which office exactly.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 30 Jun 2008, 13:13
The art department office. I know people ask dumb questions here sometimes, because I would hear the two secretaries (who are both out, hence me being here) talking and laughing about it. I just didn't know the questions were this dumb.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cernunnos on 30 Jun 2008, 13:19
smarter than many rocks

This would make a great custom title, But a terrible band.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Jun 2008, 13:20
Dear blogging people (and random conversing people),

Tomorrow I go to Germany.

Tonight I should pack.

Instead I am surfing the web and watching Gossip Girl.

Clearly I am a responsible adult.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: evernew on 30 Jun 2008, 13:29
Dear random blogger,
where in Germany are you going and why?

Gossip Girl can suck you in. I don't particularly like ( elitism | teen drama | lifestyle of the rich and the famous | predictable storytelling ) BUT I watched the entire season. I suck at TV self-control.

As for me - I'm surfing this forum, maniacally (maniacly? maniacally?) leeching albums from the mediaf!re thread and trying to overhear whether my brother and his girlfriend are really 'watching a movie' ... all the while I'm 5 weeks out from the deadline of my final thesis and not having written a single word. I postulate that I also suck at non-TV self-control.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 30 Jun 2008, 13:57
Gossip Girl is such a guilty pleasure for me. I watched the first episode simply because of Penn Badgley and I was bored, and I totally got sucked in.

As for blogging, I started my summer job today (same as last year). It is boring as heeell, but okay, I guess. I don't have to be all friendly and talk to people all day while being stressed (like when I worked at that goddamn kiosk (Narvesen)), instead I sit in front of the computer all day, relaxing and listening to doctors recite case summaries or whatever they're called in English, and I write down what they say, because for some reason, they have time to make notes and recite the stuff, but not to write it down themselves. What the hell? Anyways, it is a decent way to earn some money, but the youngest person there aside from me is a 40 year old woman, so the breaks are sort of awkward and weird. And I should really have a job where I can develop, learn stuff relevant to my education and maybe improve my social skills, but I guess that's not happening this year. At least I'm improving my knowledge of human anatomy and some basic medicine-stuff - wonder if that'll ever come in handy.

And I started watching The Office (US version) on Sunday evening, and I'm already at season 3, episode 9. It is fucking awesome, I don't know why I waited so long to download it.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 30 Jun 2008, 16:34
hello blog thread,

i spent the past week with my boyfriend, it was kinda like a very low budget vacation.

the upside: feel extremely relaxed
the downside: he got me into world of warcraft, which i swore i'd never touch. bah.  also, now i have no one who will fetch me tea and sandwiches while i'm working (or attempting to, anyway)

the gossip girl books are a guilty pleasure of mine, but i haven't bothered watching the show, because i've seen the trailer for it, and it did not impress.

love,
anna
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jodizzle on 30 Jun 2008, 18:37
I'm in Canada. What the hell.

How is Canada treating you?  Does everyone have accents?  Is it hilarious?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Jun 2008, 21:11
Speaking of Canada, happy Canada Day my Canuck brothers and sisters!

Put some maple syrup on your poutine, or something
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 30 Jun 2008, 21:24
Shit dude, Canada day is still tomorrow over here.

Also yeah, everyone has accents, it's pretty silly. Also today (during my North American fast-food christening at Wendy's) I heard a guy use the word 'chill' a) as a synonym for 'relax' b) in a completely non-ironic way. I have kind of adopted it. It is a pretty fantastic word.

We went to a lake for swimming. It is like twenty-five degrees out and people are swanning about in swimsuits while I try to soak up as much of this tiny weak sun as I can, in jeans and a t-shirt. Yesterday I actually got sunburnt but it was gone by this morning.

Canada is a crazy land.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 30 Jun 2008, 22:58
I heard a guy use the word 'chill' a) as a synonym for 'relax' b) in a completely non-ironic way. I have kind of adopted it. It is a pretty fantastic word.

This made me laugh more than anything online has in a long time.

We are making poutine with cheese curds tomorrow/today and I am converting an incidental loaf of bread I had started yesterday/today into a maple rye loaf instead of a rye loaf.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2008, 00:37
I use the word 'chill' like that fairly often. You should hang out with me more. I say 'rad' non-ironically too, and even 'the bomb'! And sometimes, if I'm feeling really adventurous, I'll use 'chill' as an adjective ('that dude is pretty chill')!

Raed golb daerht,

Today, we recieved a new shipment of Romanians at work! They will be with us until September. I worked with one of them last year, she is pretty cool! It's her, her boyfriend (hella rad dude), and a friend of hers (kindof odd, but nice enough) from her university. They are actually staying in the exact room I stayed in last year, as it turns out!

My friend Nathan here in town is homeless. His fiancee broke up with him and left him with nowhere to stay. He's staying with our mutual friend Davida, because he's kindly offered the other bed in his room to Nate for the next 10 days while Nathan finds a place to rent. The poor guy even slept on the street a couple days ago, and without an alarm clock to wake him up, he missed work and got suspended for a couple days. He can't stay with his parents, they're so useless as human beings that they didn't even show up to his high school graduation or even give him an "Attaboy". And I can't even help, because I myself am relying on the generosity of others for shelter and employment. It fucking sucks and what little Catholic remains in me is making me feel guiltier than OJ Simpson.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: evernew on 01 Jul 2008, 02:00
Go ahead and laugh at my foreign ways - but I've been using "to chill" synonymously for relaxing and possibly smoking reefer cigarettes for quite a while now. Back when we didn't have anything to do (or thought we didn't), a good friend of mine and me used to have a conversation as follows a couple of times every week:

Person 1: "Hi, what's up?"
Person 2: "Not much, hanging out (both) / playing videogames (me) / scamming money (him) / watching a movie (both). You?"
Person 1: "Not much. Wanna chill?"
Person 2: "OK. Be at your place / my place / the parking lot / the pier in 5."
*click*

Ouch at that homeless situation. So you're bumming, too? How's that working out? (I've been meaning to try. Will travel a lot later this year and it's probably a neat skill to have.)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RobbieOC on 01 Jul 2008, 06:08
Dear Blog Thread,

I have a job interview in 52 minutes. I need this one real badlike. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 01 Jul 2008, 06:54

My friend Nathan here in town is homeless. His fiancee broke up with him and left him with nowhere to stay.

Man that's too bad man.  I had to live with assorted friends and in my car for a couple of weeks for one summer.  At least I had a car to stay in.  (I slept in the trunk in a parking lot so the cops wouldn't hassle me).  And I could shower in the college's gym early in the morning.

Is this a young dude?  Is there any kind of local place he can go for a place to stay for a bit?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: evernew on 01 Jul 2008, 07:13
man how the hell is this dogswimming date/notdate,justhangingoutwithareallycutefunnyawesomegirl? going to go

This situation excites me.
Does she know how cutefunnyawesome she is to you?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jul 2008, 09:11
I'm in Canada. What the hell.

We're in the same country!

Today we're gonna go back into Tronno to watch the Canada Day Fireworks.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 01 Jul 2008, 10:49
I have discovered the simple joy of asserting myself and not accepting bullshit.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 01 Jul 2008, 11:19
Dear Bloog Throod,

The plumbing at work is messed up and Roto-Rooter is here as I type this.  I work in a small granite shed.  The whole plant smells like shit.  Even in the office.

:[

<3
Matt
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Dissy on 01 Jul 2008, 11:38
Matt, make sure it is Roto-Rooter, not Rectal Rooter...

Rear Balrog Treads:

What happened to June?  Is July going to be as quick?  Also I get back a midterm in a few moments.  I didn't study for it.  I think I got it perfect.



Edit:  Man... 29.1 out of 30
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 01 Jul 2008, 12:51
woo. it is kind of sad that the trip next summer is the only thing i have in my life to look forward to.

is said roadtrip coming through kansas cause uh sam I think you need to come grind it up with me

Fer'sure
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: october1983 on 01 Jul 2008, 13:42
Dribbles Blab Threed,

I recently started my new summer job as assistant webmaster for an online gambling company. I'm trying to work out if this makes my line of work more or less corrupt than Tommy's. Thoughts?

Also, today during my commute home, I had to break up a fight on the underground by wading in between the two opponents. This sounds more awesome than it was, because they were two middle-aged business men engaged in an argument about one pushing the other that resulted in one slapping the other. I mean, seriously? But when the guy who got slapped looked ready to punch the other dude once the shock had worn off, I ended up wading in, because it did not look like an even fight at all (that said, I'm pretty sure I could've taken both of them, which says something for their lack of fighting prowess) and plus fighting on tube trains is not cool for anyone involved. I'm pretty sure it only escalated that far because there was no route of escape for the weaker guy, and the only other way he knew to react to feeling physically threatened was a half-arsed slap.

Nonetheless, when I sat down a lovely lady tapped me on the arm and whispered "well done" to me, and a pretty girl laughed incredulously (as did a few others) and then smiled at me. All in all, I came out the awesomest.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 01 Jul 2008, 14:04
So I am back to square one on looking for jobs again. Craptastic.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jimbunny on 01 Jul 2008, 15:09
Well, one of my housemates is in jail right now on charges of check fraud, a la a craigslist scam. Fun times.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: pen on 01 Jul 2008, 16:11
Got my economic stimulus today!  Woooo!!!  I have it spent in my head on my trip to San Diego.  See?  I'm putting it back into the economy!  Go me!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ruyi on 01 Jul 2008, 16:26
Patrick, is it the Nathan I met? Shit sounds harsh. How is he now?

Rachel, are you coming for Comic-Con?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: CamusCanDo on 02 Jul 2008, 01:41
Hey blog thread,

Today I started my new job in the liquor department, from before working in the grocery department, at the supermarket I've been working at for a year and a half now. Yaaaaaay for an increased pay and the occasional free alcohol.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jul 2008, 02:23
So you're bumming, too? How's that working out?

Well, technically it's not bumming in my situation. My family friends/bosses/landlords had promised me a room in the apartment they rent out, and I'd have been paying rent. But they wound up moving an entire family of 5 and 3 Romanian college kids in the upstairs rooms where I'd have been staying, and basically they were like, "Well, shit. We changed your diapers and are practically your godparents. We have a spare room and bed, so you can be in r hous, eetin r f00dz and pay no rent or grocery stuff for the summer. We can't really leave you hanging." So it's just a long extended stay with people I've known my whole life.

Fear clogged dreads,

Today my copy of volume 5 of Death Note came! It was boxed with a cool Misa figurine. Pretty cool. I know that there's a figurine of L, and it'd be retarded for them not to have ones of Ryuk and Light, so hopefully when I eventually order volumes 1-4, they'll show up. We'll see.

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp has started doing one-hour shows featuring the stuff that the camp members and staff have come up with over the last couple of weeks. I went to the first one today, it was pretty cool! I discovered that I am not, in fact, the best drummer in town (although I am definitely second place in comparison to the others I've heard). And I discovered that there's a non-shitty bassist in town, too! Oh, the things you learn when you leave your house/job for longer than an hour at a time!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 02 Jul 2008, 06:09
Got my economic stimulus today!  Woooo!!!

ah geez not you too. I keep hearing people talking about the economic stimulus checks, like one small windfall will make any difference in their life.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 02 Jul 2008, 06:43
Rachel, are you coming for Comic-Con?

We're not, too early.

We're heading out there the first full week of October cause Rachel wants to see a football game.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 02 Jul 2008, 06:49
Salutations Captain Blogorama,

On Monday I found out that as a city employee I have free access to the recreation center on the old military base.

The old base is pretty damn cool and the rec center has a decent weight room.

So it looks like I can work out for free, which is nice.

I cooked a 5 pound Turkey breast last night using onion style Ms. Dash and olive oil.  It turned out pretty good.  I saved some money by doing this instead of buying deli cuts which have too much salt.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 02 Jul 2008, 12:52
Malaria is the punchline to every joke I know.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 02 Jul 2008, 12:58
Dear Blog Thread,

Yesterday I stood in line for an hour and a half to get tickets to see a speech by Obama which is tomorrow. Unfortunately for me, it was 93 degrees and I got a really bad sunburn. Then I went to a bar, a baseball game and a bar with a boy which turned out well.

At one of the bars, I had a drink called a Lunchbox, which made me smile. It was delicious.

Sincerely,
Brittany
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 02 Jul 2008, 13:40
Today I got to write the sentence "The patient was told not to get in any more knife fights, and not to pull his earlobe." in a serious medical document, and I couldn't stop giggling for like 5 minutes. My boring ass job makes little things funny, and it makes me appreciate intern doctors who say stuff like "The patient was drunk and decided to ride her bike home. Obviously did not wear a helmet. She fell on her face, of course." instead of "Patient rode a bike while inebriated and tipped over.".

And kids need to stop falling off of trampolines and breaking their legs! What happened to the good old fractured distal radius from falling off of your bike or breaking your leg while playing, say, football/soccer?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 02 Jul 2008, 13:59
The patient was told not to get in any more knife fights

Damn doctors are a bunch of Nazis.

Knife fighting is perfectly safe if you know how to catch the other guy's blade with your off forearm.

Another great American past time being labeled as "unhealthy".
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 02 Jul 2008, 14:12
It is not so safe when the other guy almost cuts off your earlobe with his knife! That is one badass injury to have after a knife fight.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 02 Jul 2008, 14:37
It is not so safe when the other guy almost cuts off your earlobe with his knife! That is one badass injury to have after a knife fight.

It's gotta be painful.

But considering other injuries that could have happened in that general bodily area I am sure that the guy was lucky to only get tagged in the earlobe.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 02 Jul 2008, 15:46
So tired, so very very tired. Also: 6 year olds are like the cutest shit!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 02 Jul 2008, 18:13
I remember maybe one dream out of a thousand, so when I actually remember my dreams I figure they must be important enough to document them here.

Last night we slept on a giant trampoline at the end of a garden in Toronto because we were merry from Canada Day celebrations. I had an incredibly lucid dream in which myself and Johnny C had to navigate this incredibly treacherous coastal route which ascended a very steep cliff. Every few minutes, a gigantic sea monster would emerge from the sea and attempt to snatch us from the path with varying degrees of success. First time around it was a massive black shark creature about the size of an ocean liner. It would rear out of the water and hurl itself towards us with improbable gusto. Next it was some kind of reptilian behemoth with rows of jagged teeth. Curiously, neither of us were remotely scared by the repeated assaults from these beasts and I decided that we must be playing some kind of video game. My guess was proved to be correct when one of the beasts plucked us from our perch and dragged us into the crashing waves below, whereupon the game 'reloaded' and we were given an opportunity to try again. After several attempts, between the two of us we managed to work out the timing and we were able to evade the attention of six or so monsters of varying sizes. Once we reached the top of a cliff, there were a bunch of obvious NPC style people who performed scripted pieces of dialogue when we approached a specific distance. Soon afterwards I woke up from the dream and found myself back on the trampoline.

No idea what it meant but if it was important enough to remember, I figured I should report it here too.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 02 Jul 2008, 18:37
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Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BlahBlah on 02 Jul 2008, 23:52
6 year olds are like the cutest shit!
6 year olds are like the cutest shit!
6 year olds are like the cutest shit!
6 year olds are like the cutest shit!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: morca007 on 03 Jul 2008, 00:54
I have found the funniest show.

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9933/mysteryvh1thepickupartiwz8.jpg)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8753/emotiiamlh0.gif)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 03 Jul 2008, 07:33
Door Bog Lead,

I am going to make this really short, but hopefully it makes sense. Monday I rescued someone's smart phone, so she promised to buy me a thank you present in the form of a chocolate bar. Yesterday, she was in cleaning out her studio, so she said she would buy one before she left and bring it in to the office. Well, one of my friends called me and asked if I wanted to go out to lunch, so I locked the office and putting a note on the door saying I'd be back at 12. I got back a little later than expected, but I took down the note and went back to working. The friend who invited me to lunch stayed in the office with me, because she didn't really have to work in her office, as her work phone is her cell phone. A little later, the person who's phone I saved came in asking if I'd gotten her present, which I had not. She said she had taped a bag of candy to the door with a note on it. After looking around for it in the office to make sure no one had brought it in for me, we concluded it was stolen. She walked across the hall to where a prof and a student were talking asking if they had seen it. Lo and behold, the student had taken it, claiming she had thought it was "old", even though it was clearly addressed to someone (me) and a note on the door said someone (me) would be back after lunch. This really angered the person who had wanted to give this to me, so later she called the professor asking for the name of the person she had talked to earlier. Well, the professor got offended for no reason, refused to give her the name, and then came over to my office and started complaining to me. So of course I was absolutely no help to her, because I thought she was being stupid.

TL;DR, people who steal inane shit that obviously is intended for someone annoy the crap out of me. The only time I think taking things in this school is appropriate is if it's in the trash (people throw really dumb stuff away and you can get free supplies this way) or when it's in a pile that has a sign "Take me, free stuff" over it.

Also, you do not take a woman's chocolate. She will not take it lightly.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Orbert on 03 Jul 2008, 10:17
You are cool for rescuing someone's phone.
The student is an ass for taking your chocolate.  Not cool.
The professor is an ass for getting offended and complaining to you, although I wouldn't expect him to give up the student's contact info.
People who steal suck.  No exceptions.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 03 Jul 2008, 13:16
Dang, that's a sweet bass.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ozymandias on 03 Jul 2008, 14:22
Data Glob Herder,

I need a job.

Give me my old job back, kthx.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 03 Jul 2008, 14:25
why does my brother suck
he'd rather play the godfather for wii for seven hours instead of take me to go see ladyhawk and constantines tonight
 :x
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 03 Jul 2008, 14:45
Hmmm, Squawk I think this is one of those situations we discussed where it would be prudent to physically assault your brother.

I honestly believe it's warranted in this case. Scratch, pull hair, bite, whatever it is you feel the situation calls for.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Bibliophile on 03 Jul 2008, 14:47
Dear Blog Thread,

I have taken your Lunchbox. There is no ransom, I will not be giving her back.

Cheers!
Petey
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 03 Jul 2008, 14:53
I think we can all agree that this brother has got to be hurting in some way tonight.
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Post by: yelley on 03 Jul 2008, 15:16
dear blog thread,

my new job is not all that great and i kind of want to just say fuck it and go to grad school in seattle. except i can't afford grad school in seattle. and i don't know what i want to study, anyways. but i rocked the GRE and need to use it before my score expires. i don't want to memorize all that vocab again. wahhhhh.

<3, yelley
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Jul 2008, 16:22
Hey Blog Thread,

There is nowhere to get a proper latte in Squamish, BC. And don't even say that word that starts with "S" and ends in "tarbucks."
Don't even go there.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 03 Jul 2008, 17:14
To be fair, LA traffic is always shitty and tomorrow is a holiday so it'd be even worse than usual. Still, who'd miss out on braving shitty traffic and heading into the city to go see two excellent bands you've never heard of (i have, he hasn't) rock the fuck out for a good price, when all you've done this week is sleep and play Nintendo? Arhgrhgrgbrhgrg whatever.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jul 2008, 02:23
Argh Argh Argh,

OK, stressing, as usual about school.

Just when I think I'm finally getting my shit together and I'd organised everything I needed to organise with regards to doing my assignments, the band I was supposed to be recording for THE MOST IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT IN THE ENTIRE COURSE tells me that they can't record because the singer is out of town, and he only gets back the week before it is due. It's basically impossible to record and mix 2 songs in a week, particularly when everybody else will be clamoring for studio time in that week as well in the rush to get shit handed in, so now I have to either find a new band/ attempt to get an extension on the assignment/ both. Today was the first day where I'd felt like I was ahead of the curve and I might actually be OK in fucking months, and now it's all up in the air again.

So, anybody here in a band wanna fly to Perth for some free recording time?

In other news, I should hopefully be getting a decent amount of money back from the tax-man this year, and I'm agonising over whether to:
a) Hold on to it since I've basically been broke for 6 months, and every time I manage to get a little bit saved up my car breaks down/ I get hit by a huge bill/ some other shit
b) Pay off some of my debt that I owe to my parents (it's about $20k, but they really don't care if I take forever to pay it off, particularly while I'm still studying, which is nice)
c) Be impulsive and selfish and buy a couple of turntables, a mixer, and a big pile of records/ Serato (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serato_Scratch_Live) in keeping with my new year's resolution of learning how to DJ.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 04 Jul 2008, 07:52
You don't need studio time! or time at all to record a band! You can have it done in an afternoon. Just get one of these:

(http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2006/09/Tascam4Track.jpg)

Dear Rollins Band

Today is America day. I'm celebrating by seeing a bunch of hardcore bands. It will be hella boss!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 04 Jul 2008, 13:43
Dearest Blog Thread,

Today I signed into my MySpace account to find this gem of a message waiting for me:

Quote
Hi Dear,
Your profile is really great...Well my name is Gabriel Alex.I want to make friends with people thats why i message you..Can we know ourselves better now if you don't mind...Kindly get back to me soonest...If you have a yahoo im id..i guess that will be great then..My id is [email protected] online with me and lets chat now...I'm online now..Thanks.

Hope to read from you soonest...........

So naturally, while I was both laughing and creeped out, I decided to check out his profile. This is his "Who I'd Like to Meet" section:

Quote
I'll like to meet someone who is very honest and trust worthy and caring in life to be with me and ready to have children for me..I don't care any marrital status you fall into okay...chat with me at [email protected] and identify urself..Hope to chat with new friends here..Thanks

Looks like I've found myself the perfect man. I doubt you will hear from me much ever again. It's been great knowing you, Internet, but my man awaits me.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 04 Jul 2008, 13:59
Dear Blog Thread,

Last night was the first time I have ever gotten drunk.  Apparently, I am a natural at beer pong.

I had lots of fun.

<3
Matt
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 04 Jul 2008, 16:45
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Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 04 Jul 2008, 16:52
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Post by: pwhodges on 04 Jul 2008, 17:03
Hex was spoiled for me in the mid 1970s when I had to program a machine controlling a medical analyser in machine code (not assembler - actual binary, hand crafted), but the machine's hardware loader used b-g instead of a-f.  After six months of writing that, I've never been able to use hex properly again.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 04 Jul 2008, 17:07
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Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: fatty on 04 Jul 2008, 17:09
bitch, please.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 04 Jul 2008, 18:16
Dear Blog Thread,

I am so confused what are you people doing?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 04 Jul 2008, 18:19
try using this (http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 04 Jul 2008, 18:26
NEEERRRDS
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jul 2008, 18:33
You don't need studio time! or time at all to record a band! You can have it done in an afternoon. Just get one of these:

Yes but my assesment requires it to be recorded in a certain studio on certain equipment, and also not sounding like I was recording cardboard boxes being beaten in a whale's vagina.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Jul 2008, 06:53
 [BLOG]

 I bit my fucking tongue yesterday playing hoops! It hurt so bad, and still kind of hurts and is swollen! But not as bad as last night. Also I didn't have any proper undershorts to wear yesterday so I had to wear my g-string all day. The only reason is that my scrotum hanging down without any kind of undergarment is usually bad news for me.  [/BLOG]
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 05 Jul 2008, 08:46
I didn't have any proper undershorts to wear yesterday so I had to wear my g-string all day.

I had to wear my g-string all day.

my g-string
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 05 Jul 2008, 10:14
Du Bist Thread,

Last night I went to a 4th of July party and fun was had. We grilled out, blew up some fireworks, and played lots of games. I also learned that I actually can play drums for Rock Band. I am not completely rhythmically challenged like I thought! Also we broke our tradition of having the fireworks shoot off in the wrong direction, hit someone, and then bounce around in the garage.
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Post by: Caleb on 05 Jul 2008, 13:07
Dear John Blog Thread,

I made slaw dogs yesterday for the 4th of July.  (I made the mistake of watching the hot dog program on PBS)  I also made some with tomatoes and pickles and "victory cabbage".

I was disappointed in the selection of frankfurters in NE NYS.  They sell nothing that comes close to Rochester zweigle's white hots.

They had some decent natural casing dogs called Glasiers (sp?) made in Potsdam.

Then when I got back to my apartment I found out that my apartment had been invaded/infested by bugs from the dirty apartment next door.

No exterminators could be called because it was a holiday so I went to the store for some pest killin' supplies.  Not one damn store near me was open so I had to drive to Kmart.

I forgot to wear my seat belt so of course a cop pulled me over and proceeded to go over EVERYTHING with a fine toothed comb trying to get me for something other than the seat belt violation.  He even checked out all my f'ing tags.  He asked me like 4 different ways if I had been drinking.  "Oh not even anything with your meal tonight sir?"

I haven't drank in like 3 years so this kinda pissed me off.  I am not white trash like 1/2 of the current populace around here so I was very polite and answered all his questions though.

Cop's name was McCarthy too.  I hope to hell he gets the chance to run in some real criminals soon. 

Like the drunken assholes breaking up stuff in the street at 3 AM.  Cops didn't show up then though. 

Too bad.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 05 Jul 2008, 13:11
Hello smog bread,

My coworker is watching In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.

Someone please shoot me in the fucking head.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BlahBlah on 05 Jul 2008, 13:14
Hello smog bread,

My coworker is watching In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.

Someone please shoot me them in the fucking head.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 05 Jul 2008, 14:26
Weird. We were talking about that movie when we were going over the topic of "movies that are pointless". Sorry you had to go through that, man.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 05 Jul 2008, 15:36
Hey dudes!

Today a baby robin alighted on my windowsill. It sat there and I saw it make a noise to its mommy and its mommy came up and gave it a worm to eat!

Nature is so rad!
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Post by: jodizzle on 05 Jul 2008, 18:52
Dear Blog Thread

Johnny's post about robins is the best post in this thread so far.  I love you Johnny
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Post by: morca007 on 05 Jul 2008, 19:41
Hey Blog thread, I come to you for advice.

I cannot seem to find/want to find housing for Fall Term. Should I take it off and travel instead? I have until September 28th to get a full refund on Fall Term tuition, I think. So far I have completed one year of my BA, and have about two years worth of credits.

I have some money, and my current idea is:
-Taglit Israel for about two weeks: $0
-Argentina/Peru for maybe a month or two: $?

As you can see I have thought this through.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 06 Jul 2008, 17:58
Dear Diary,

I had a good weekend.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Jul 2008, 18:00
Dear Blog Thread

Johnny's post about robins is the best post of all time.  I love you Johnny
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 06 Jul 2008, 20:09
Dear Blog Thread,

I smoked dem trees for the first time today. It didn't do shit (well, i felt slightly buzzed, but I think it was just placebo effect), but seeing my friend stoned was funny.

Whoo!

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 06 Jul 2008, 20:47
Man, I am just a huge disappointment to everyone ever, basically.

At least I'm getting song material out of it?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 06 Jul 2008, 20:49
Fuck those guys, squawk. You're good people.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 06 Jul 2008, 21:47
Man, I am just a huge disappointment to everyone ever, basically.

Not to us.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 06 Jul 2008, 22:22
Fuck, you guys are so nice. I am going to start being a better person right fucking now so I can live up to your expectations and 'cause I kind of need to do that anyway

In other blogginess, a couple months ago when I'd skip sleep to get schoolwork done I would sometimes hear an owl hootin' outside my window at 4 AM. I actually saw one today! Two of them! They were bouncing on the top of this tree and being awesome and then they flew directly over me to another tree. Their wingspans are probably three feet. This is continuing the "nature is so rad!" theme.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 06 Jul 2008, 22:31
A squirrel crawled onto the transformer on our street and blew up, thus knocking out power to the neighborhood!  This was when I was still sleeping off my drunken stupor on Friday morning before I got home.

Nature is pretty okay?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: morca007 on 06 Jul 2008, 23:22
nature is making me nervous!
DAMN NATURE. YOU SCARY!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 07 Jul 2008, 00:16
I did part of my senior first aid course for Cadets today. Umm...yay?

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 07 Jul 2008, 07:34
Dear Blog Thread,

I had an overall rather shitty weekend. Nothing disastrously bad occurred, but not much went right from Friday evening on.

Rachel and I had plans to go down to Cape Cod with some of our friends for a weekend of drinking and video gaming and swimming. Upon getting on our way back down from NH, her friend, whom we were picking up, ended up missing her train. We then had to drive into the city (The plan was to avoid driving back through Boston). Fortunately, we didn't run into much traffic. On our way, I decided to call the cottage to let my friend know we were going to be late. His fucking grandmother answers and tells me he's not there. I fortunately get his cell phone and he informs me that it turns out his grandmother and his aunt and uncle were there and his dad, who is incredibly creepy and awkward, would be there Saturday. The three in my car start to get pissed at the idea and lean towards going to hang out with a different group for the weekend, but my friends down there talk me into sticking with the plan, figuring that if the adults folk were lame, we could leave Saturday.

We arrived at the cottage and the first thing I see is an eight year old girl sitting on the bench outside. Apparently, my friend's cousins were there too and they had all claimed all the double beds and Rachel and I were subsequently stuck with one of those smaller than a twin beds. Beyond this, Rachel, having a two year old daughter, is far from comfortable drinking around children, so she was effectively fucked. On that line of thought, we were all also stuck in the same area as the kids for sleeping arrangement, meaning no possibility of anything sexual. Now, I'm not a fan of drinking around kids either, but damn if I didn't drink like a fish, because I haven't been that pissed off in months.

So, we decide that five of us are just going to go back to my apartment and drink our asses off. We eventually got there and one of our group gets pissed off and depressing and starts bringing us down. Then, tempers started to flare as a mixture of the drinking, a drinking game we played that got to some of my base insecurities and the fact we were all still pissed about our ruined weekend, so half of us were fighting amongst each other.

There were some highlights, but overall, my weekend was pretty lame.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 07 Jul 2008, 11:33
nature is making me nervous!

then steer clear of my house. a very mean-spirited owl just moved into a nearby tree and now all it can do is hiss violently at us. sometimes it even perches on our deck and hisses whilst ruining our potted plants by tromping all over them.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cartilage Head on 07 Jul 2008, 11:34
An owl almost clawed me once! It must have thought I was a rodent. It got really close and must have noticed that I was a person at the last minute. My head would have been hell of taloned!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 07 Jul 2008, 11:37
birds fucking rule.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 07 Jul 2008, 11:49
nature is making me nervous!

then steer clear of my house. a very mean-spirited owl just moved into a nearby tree and now all it can do is hiss violently at us. sometimes it even perches on our deck and hisses whilst ruining our potted plants by tromping all over them.

Punch it in the face.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Jul 2008, 17:20
Sir, frog's dead,

a) I'm jamming with a friend this weekend. Fun! Of course, this means I'll have to lug the giant case my guitar comes with downtown.

b) I got jumped on by the most adorable puppy earlier.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 07 Jul 2008, 17:38
Bitch frog is not dead he forgave Magus and then they fucking saved all of time.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 07 Jul 2008, 17:42
I have no idea what that means.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Jul 2008, 17:54
It means James is dreamy.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 07 Jul 2008, 17:58
Well that is a given. I mean really, do we need to find the picture of him in bra again?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 07 Jul 2008, 19:03
No, but we could use one of him in the shower with a bass. Rawr.

Holy shit, I can't believe I just said rawr. What the crap.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 07 Jul 2008, 19:11
It's called "animal magnetism," Linds. I think we have discussed this before, ladies are unable to resist his charms.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 07 Jul 2008, 19:59
Bitch frog is not dead he forgave Magus and then they fucking saved all of time.

Man, Frog was around back in 600, he is totally dead by now.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Bibliophile on 07 Jul 2008, 23:22
I needed more pretty office clothes so today I bought 3 shirts, 3 pairs of pants and a handbag for CAN $120.89 including taxes. I feel pretty awesome, it even nearly made up for the fact I could not find a single pair of shoes to fit me. Lunchy, on the other hand, bought the most fantastic pair of shoes to wear with her bridesmaid's dress at my wedding. They are a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cartilage Head on 08 Jul 2008, 06:08
Yeah plus in his time Frog is Glenn again so he is hardly Frog.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: fatty on 08 Jul 2008, 06:22
WAAAAH BLOOOOGGGG THRREAAAAAD
THIS IS MY FIRST BLOGGGGGG.

I need people who like to go to art galleries for long periods and also give me space!
The only person I can think of who might want to come and be free is not talking to me because apparently I was leading him on and he digs me more than I dig him!

I need people who like music I do and who likes hanging out in pubs who play good music at late notice. Why are all my friends busy?

Guys people NEVER RSVP THOSE BITCHES.

Why have I spent the WHOLE DAY SITTING AT HOME bored out of my brains. I read most of the xkcd archive again just by hitting random and I watched all the recent Improv Everywhere videos. I also beat my own highscore in tetris.

blaeriurgkndgboldfjgle;rjgel;tkjhblkdjfbl;aerjgtljw
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 08 Jul 2008, 07:33
Aww Ali, I'm sorry.

Anyway, I am sitting in a backpacker hostel in Vancouver hogging all the Internet whilst I wait for breakfast and my lazy boy to get downstairs. Yesterday we went to Stanley Park and saw heaps of animals and got a bit drunk!  Being in a foreign country is fascinating (even if my roommates are all German and won't look at me.) Anyway today we are just gonna hang around and do not much because we are exhausted from yesterday. Tomorrow we are catching the ferry to Victoria and it will be neat!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 08 Jul 2008, 10:32
Dear Blog Thread,

I have made a breakthrough on understanding the concept of "cool." Through intensive study, I have discovered the forumla for coolness.

Coolness is determined by an inverse relationship between age and facial hair cultivation.

For an example of my theory, I submit to you Sam versus Joe Hocking. Sam, generally regarded as one of the coolest gents on these here forums, is a scant sixteen years old, but grows a beard that would make a lumberjack cry. Meanwhile, old man Hocking is a baby-faced gent who looks back fondly on Reaganomics. Joe Hocking is rather universally regarded as "lovable, yet inherently uncool."

I still need to adjust my formula to calculate for women, but I'd say this is some pretty intense progress.

Edit: Additional data:

Johnny C. Young, but rather subpar facial hair. Solution? In a band. Variable resolves discrepancy caused by unsatisfactory beardage.

Sam, also in band, further solidified under coolness factor.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 08 Jul 2008, 11:40
Dear Clog Head,

I'm figuring out that I have to change the way that I think on a very fundamental level.

Love,
KvP
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Jul 2008, 13:35
Kjære bloggtråd,

I keep reading everywhere that a good help for reaching a goal is to publicize it. This will have to be public enough: I will lose 35 more pounds by April 30th. If I never mention it again it is probably because I've failed, but I do not plan on failing. (Okay, I hope I won't.)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 08 Jul 2008, 14:38
Dear Blog Thread,

So, I got a letter from the IRS today. It was informing me that I should expect my stimulus check by July 11. Also in today's mail: my stimulus check.

Seriously, IRS. Why are you so dumb?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 08 Jul 2008, 14:41
Kjære bloggtråd,

I keep reading everywhere that a good help for reaching a goal is to publicize it. This will have to be public enough: I will lose 35 more pounds by April 30th. If I never mention it again it is probably because I've failed, but I do not plan on failing. (Okay, I hope I won't.)

That's something that you can accomplish.  If you increase your exercise buy 20 minutes a day and eat healthy you can loose 5 pounds a month pretty easy.

Unless you are already at the normal weight for your height.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 08 Jul 2008, 14:46
Seriously, IRS. Why are you so dumb?

Never mind that the letters came at the same time, why even send a letter to inform people that another letter is coming?

Also, that doesn't beat my bizarre IRS letter this season, which basically stated (I'm paraphrasing here) "YOU OWE US MONEY!!!! ... Actually, on second thought nevermind, disregard this letter." Even the lady at the IRS (when I called in confusion) thought it was pretty dumb.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 08 Jul 2008, 14:50
Dear witty re-phrasing of the words "Blog Thread",

Today was Attractive Females From Canada Day at work!

Wow.  Nobody told me about this.  I gotta go hang out in Canada sometime.

Plus someone or something left a demonic message on my cellphone.  I gotta post a video about it.

-Caleb
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Jul 2008, 15:28
don't do it! it's a trap!

as soon as you step over the border, the lumberjack mounties riding grizzly bears will tear you to shreds with razor-sharp hockey sticks while spitting venomous maple syrup into your eyes!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: morca007 on 08 Jul 2008, 17:31
Oh man, who knew music was expensive?

Today I began my project to legitimize my mp3 collection by purchasing vinyl copies of my favorite albums. Two albums cost me $30! This is crazy!
But listening to them now, it is totally worth it, and having nice big album art is awesome!
(They are Come on Pilgrim by Pixies and Joy Division's Warsaw)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 08 Jul 2008, 17:32
*Jealousy.*
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 08 Jul 2008, 18:21
don't do it! it's a trap!

as soon as you step over the border, the lumberjack mounties riding grizzly bears will tear you to shreds with razor-sharp hockey sticks while spitting venomous maple syrup into your eyes!

You have no idea how disappointed I was when I went to Canada and this didn't happen.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 08 Jul 2008, 20:20
We looked for mounties so hard and never saw a single one. Not even when we were on the islands among the trees and wildlife.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jul 2008, 22:18
I'm incredibly saddened that you even have to ask that question.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 08 Jul 2008, 22:52
Danger gets chicks hot. Now you can say 'hey baby want to make out it'll cut your face'.
Really dude.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 08 Jul 2008, 22:54
Man Liz, that is pretty terrible. We have seen not only two mounties in their daily uniform frolicking around the park on horses, we have also seen one in the red jacket and silly hat and pants! Hoorah!
(We win at Canada.)

Oh okay so anwyay Blog Thread, we wandered around today as discussed previously. Also we had a nap whilst lying in the shade at our hostel. Canadians are great and nobody has mugged me yet or run me over, which is pretty neat.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 08 Jul 2008, 23:08
my stubble can shred skin+require the use of a band-aid, apparently


i don't know if i should feel bad or awesome about this

A little bad maybe, but mostly awesome.  You feel it when you are getting faceburn.  If she feels the whiskerburn and keeps up with makeouts, it means it's worth it to her to keep going.  So you are probably good enough at makeouts that it is worth a little faceburn.

Faceburn is not bad.  It's better than hickeys, at least, because the worst faceburn just looks like you tripped on carpet.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: öde on 09 Jul 2008, 05:05
I saw a guy dressed as a mountie here, he looked drunk and annoyed.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 09 Jul 2008, 08:58
Danger gets chicks hot. Now you can say 'hey baby want to make out it'll cut your face'.
Really dude.

This is not as attractive as James thinks it is. Faceburn is pretty much unpleasant.

Also, Lunchy- you were there on Canada Day. Of course the mounties are going to be out in full force in their silly uniforms! We were just their on a regular weekend.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 09 Jul 2008, 09:09
Danger gets chicks hot.

I'm gonna pull a tommy! (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,15855.msg487615.html#msg487615)


ADDITION: Has dan deleted all of his posts? While reading that old thread I noticed quotes referring to posts of his that aren't there. Man, I didn't realize how thoroughly he'd scrubbed himself from the forum.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 09 Jul 2008, 16:28
Dear Club Med,

I had a dream that was sort of related to the forums / gabbly last nite.

In it, I was attending a theatrical performance of Wicked, with Tania and Tommy. The actors had the odd ability to teleport around the theater (the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver), so we had to shift around a lot to keep up with the performance. Now, I've only a vague idea what Tania looks like, so in my dream she appeared to look sort of like a young Molly Ringwald, but in punkish attire. Somehow I knew it was Tania. She was eating raw onions at the time, and when I pointed this out she said something along the lines of "I hate your soul... through me." which took me aback some.

As is often the case in dreams, the scene changed pretty abruptly, and we were now on a school bus travelling through Denver with a number of children. We stopped at a hot springs (there are no hot springs in Denver, but whatever) and we all frantically evacuated the bus. Tania disappeared, and a mountain lion materialized, which Tommy began attacking with an axe. The rest of dream consisted of me trying and failing to avoid getting splattered with mountain lion blood as Tommy hacked away. Then I woke up.

Now, I think I understand why some of this imagery came to me. The play "Wicked" is currently being put on at our college for the benefit of local children. I had recently listened to and enjoyed Tommy & Tania's radio show.  I had recently played through No More Heroes, where the protagonist says at one point "I love your soul", I'm thinking the quote got garbled in my dream processes. I'm going to see Feist at the Fillmore next week.

As for the second part of my dream... No idea. Maybe Tania became the lion and Tommy killed her... symbolically? I'm sure there's some stuff in there that psychoanalysts would have a fun time picking apart.

Usually my dreams are pretty vague to me when I wake up, but the appearance of actual known personalities to me seemed to make this one stand out for me.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 09 Jul 2008, 16:33
That is actually a pretty accurate portrayal of Tania. Your subconscious is quite smart.
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Post by: sean on 09 Jul 2008, 17:21
Fear Dog Lead,

I went to an amusement park today for the first time in like, 2 years! It was quite fun but I got sunburned out the ass, which really sucks. But it was totally worth it cause roller coasters are mad awesome. I also managed to make one of the worst purchases ever: 8 bucks for a really gross flavor of Dip N Dots. Grrrrrr.

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Jul 2008, 18:28
sunburned out the ass

What



Hey guys I am in Victoria! It is pretty rockin'
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 09 Jul 2008, 19:09
Darn Buff Truck,

I don't get a stimulus check. Why? Because the government doesn't like full time college students who made the minimum dollar amount that are classified as "dependent". Thanks guys. You're really swell.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 10 Jul 2008, 02:46
Dear blog thread,

There's a girl who came through drive-thru the other day, and it was the first time I had ever seen her. She is not the girl who has been bothering me for two weeks, but another, way less annoying, way cuter girl. Anyway, she came back today, and we pretty much could not stop grinning at each other. My serve time for her order was astronomical because nobody was running my orders for me and I didn't really feel like leaving. I do not know her name, but I will probably ask her and then follow up by asking her out.

This will probably be the most pathetic thing any of you will read today. I will go out on this optimistic note: at least I am excelling at something!

Love and hugs,
Me!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: BlahBlah on 10 Jul 2008, 03:23
*retches*
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 10 Jul 2008, 07:31
sunburned out the ass

What

What I mean is that I got sunburned a ridiculous amount. I say out the ass when I refer to things that are lots.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Jul 2008, 07:35
In  this thread:

Patrick pimps his "wares" at the McDonald's drive through.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Jul 2008, 10:15
too....many....meat puns....
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 10 Jul 2008, 12:32
i bought some fake vegetarian meat and soy cheese today so i could make sandwiches for work. i'm not really vegetarian but reading about the energy crisis and how meat production is an ecological disaster got my guilt all awful and you know how it is. it turns out fake meat and soy cheese is really boring. like, i feel as though the only way i'll be able to get through this food now is by basically starving myself at work to the point where i'll eat anything. reducing your carbon footprint is hard.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: benji on 10 Jul 2008, 12:37
In my experience, the best vegetarian food is stuff that doesn't try to pretend it's got meat in it. I've never been a vegan, so I can't say about that stuff, but I imagine the same principle applies.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scarychips on 10 Jul 2008, 12:39
Steer Fog Bed,

In two days, I'll start taking violin lessons. I'm incredibly excited about it.

Scarychips
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 10 Jul 2008, 13:01
Bleary Fog Dead,

Solarfest all weekend, woo!  I'm going to be a smelly, dirty hippie surrounded by other dirty, smelly hippies all weekend and it is going to be awesome.

<333
Matt
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Jul 2008, 13:07
Dear Internet Strangers,

I just spent the last ten minutes exploring the General Discussion board and man....it was weird. but not nearly as weird as it used to be; i remember a while back i went up there and i actually got scared. also; i was pleasently surprised at the number of "down here" people that post up there.


-Danny
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 10 Jul 2008, 13:31
I am having the dumbest sleep problems ever this week and I think it is Sims 2's fault, even though I played that only on Saturday and don't play late at night anymore, which means now I have nothing to quell my boredoms while I am having sleep problems. I keep going to bed at like 8 PM not with the intentions of sleeping but more of, um, crying, or something, but then I do fall asleep and wake up at 11 PM, and then after that I can't get to sleep until 4 AM. This has happened EVERY DAY SINCE SATURDAY which is the only day I stayed up playing Sims until 5. This is so annoying. Oh well.

Also, tomorrow I am skipping my friend's fancy birthday thingy in favor of hanging out with other (cooler) people and then recording songs. I kind of feel bad, but I don't think I will have or be any fun at the stupid thing anyway. I mean who cares about a sixteenth birthday.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 10 Jul 2008, 15:14
Dear Club Med,

I am having people over to make incredible donut muffins (http://community.livejournal.com/bakebakebake/1326287.html) and play spades till ever in the morning. This is going to be good times! Except for the part where someone is bringing their sort-of-a-dickbag boyfriend. Normally this is not a problem. This is a problem now because we are around my parents, which always causes issues.

but hey, donut muffins. Can't go wrong with donut muffins.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Jul 2008, 15:19
initially, i read that as "donut muffs" and i thought you going to be making earmuffs out of donuts.

sadly, my first thought was not "why?" but rather "it's too hot for earmuffs"
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: valley_parade on 10 Jul 2008, 15:22
I need people who like to go to art galleries for long periods and also give me space!

That one. Seriously. All my friends in town think art is hell of lames.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Cernunnos on 10 Jul 2008, 16:37
They are wroooong otherwise i am out of a job.  That being said, a lot of gallery art is lame. Iv'e seen plenty of it. But that's another post. Suffice to say, gallery hopping is fun and more people should do it. Usually there is at least one thing that is cool, usually more. If not, they probably at least have cheese, crackers, wine and such.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 10 Jul 2008, 16:44
I tried gallery hopping when I was in San Francisco. One gallery had all this original Dr. Zeus artwork, it was mad awesome.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 10 Jul 2008, 18:43
Dr. Seuss
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Jul 2008, 19:23
No, Dr. Zeus.

Dude got his PhD in Electrical Engineering after the whole Olympus thing went bust.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 10 Jul 2008, 19:29
That one. Seriously. All my friends in town think art is hell of lames.

Your friends are laaaame. But yeah, what Jon said. And yes, most of them will offer free cheese and sometimes wine/beer. Opening nights are actually fun, even if the art is pretentious bs.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: muffy on 10 Jul 2008, 19:38
Deer mog fed,

My housemate has a drum kit.
He is incredibly fond of his drum kit. It is one of those loud, bangy ones.

It is 3.35 am.

I have work tomorrow.

He is going to wake up at 6 am tomorrow morning to the sound of Blood Brothers with me singing along, the horror of which has to be heard to be believed.

If that doesn't work, I may have to resort to death. His, not mine.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 10 Jul 2008, 19:55
It is one of those loud, bangy ones.

It's a shame he didn't get one of those quiet, noiseless drum kits.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 11 Jul 2008, 06:38
Dear forumites,

My adaptor has been on the fritz for a while now and I think it finally went kaput. If I can't get it to work, I'll have to take a break from the internet until I get the paycheck/s from temping for my old office job. Hopefully it's just being stupid and I can fix it, but if not...I'll see you eventually.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Dissy on 11 Jul 2008, 08:40
dream post

I had a QC-related dream the other night.  It was the first dream in a while that I can remember with some decency.

I am siting in my computer class, the teacher leaves the room, and Jeph comes in, behind a cart of food stuffs.  Jeph then proceeds to teach us to make the "Best Reuben you'll ever eat."  After we make our sammiches, Jeph walks around inspecting out work.  He then proceeds to ask me to help some of the people who haven't quite gotten how to make the sammich.  I go around, and help J0n, Tommy, Tania, Yelley, and several non-forum members.  On my rounds, I saw lots of other forumites, then sat down.  Once I took my seat, Jeph informs us that he is now going to test us on how well we made the Rubens.  He gives us a plate of ingredients, and says we have 20 mins to make the sammich.  Who ever makes the best one, gets an 'A.'  I make the sammich, then wake up.

I think the dream is a combination of sorts, firs, I've been a little stressed about the computer class test I had to take (took it yesterday), and apparantly, QC is on the mind...
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Jul 2008, 08:43
Why is it always Tommy and Tania?

Anyway, today I am leaving Victoria and going back to Vancouver and then leaving Vancouver and going back to Squamish. Horrid busy day of travelling and no clean clothes left booooooo
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 11 Jul 2008, 09:12
  Jeph then proceeds to teach us to make the "Best Reuben you'll ever eat." 

For some reason that sounded really disturbing to me.

I mean violence or pretty much anything else messed up that can happen in a dream is OK, since it's just a dream.

But a sandwich making competition...?

WTF.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 11 Jul 2008, 09:16
I've actually had dreams about the forums, and even though I can barely remember them, I know for a fact Tommy was involved. Tommy must the the subconscious representative of the forums.

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 11 Jul 2008, 09:27
Quote from: Dissy
I am siting in my computer class, the teacher leaves the room, and Jeph comes in, behind a cart of food stuffs.  Jeph then proceeds to teach us to make the "Best Reuben you'll ever eat."

So great.

Why is it always Tommy and Tania?

We gots out own radio show (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20436.0.html).

Do you gots your own radio show?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Orbert on 11 Jul 2008, 09:42
Blog blog blog,

So I stop at the store on the way home and as I'm walking in from my car, this other car passes me and I hear a female voice yell "Hey, Jackie Chan!"  I look and there's these girls in a car going by with the window open, so... whatever.  I look around a bit and yes, they're looking at me.  But I'm not Jackie Chan, so I keep walking.

Later, inside, I see the same stupid girls again and the same one says "It's Jackie Chan!"  Ha ha, yeah you're just hilarious.  But Jackie Chan's a pretty cool guy, so I try to take it as a compliment.  I smile at her and say "Hi" (or something equally profound).

She gets a serious look on her face all of a sudden, then gets excited and asks "Are you Jackie Chan?  For real?"  

Holy shite, she's serious! She thinks I'm really Jackie Chan!  Because all Chinese people look exactly the same, right?  "No" I tell her.  

It destroyed her, I could tell.  I felt kinda bad.  I mean, I guess I could've lied, been Jackie Chan for her.  But I was on my way home from work.  I was just stopping to grab some milk.  And lying isn't cool.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Jul 2008, 09:51
Jackie Chan is old now, isn't he?  Are you old Orbert?
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Post by: tommydski on 11 Jul 2008, 09:55
That's pretty amusing. It's cool that you took it in your stride, I don't think anyone would have blamed you for getting mad in such a situation.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Orbert on 11 Jul 2008, 10:05
Yeah, I'm old.  I'm not as old as Jackie Chan (he's got eight years on me), but apparently I'm old enough to pass for him.  I could've gotten mad, but as I said, I tried to take it as a compliment instead.  There's worse things in life than being mistaken for Jackie Chan.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Kai on 11 Jul 2008, 10:12
There's worse things in life than being mistaken for Jackie Chan.

This is probably the most encouraging statement I've ever read. It puts a smile on my face, and I'm not entirely sure why.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: thepugs on 11 Jul 2008, 10:26
So I'll cave - here's my first post in the blog thread.

My roommate/eventual fraternity brother/coworker is being a giant dick.  He left for a higher-paying job over the summer and I remained where I am at my old job (where he usually works during school), and I got promoted for it.  Despite the fact that he's worked here for maybe four months in total, because we both started this new initiative at work that I'm now in charge of, he thinks we're on even footing somehow.

I pay rent to this guy's mom, who owns the condo we live in.  I have a non-working 1997 Mazda Protegé, and he drives a 2006 Mustang.  I pay out of state tuition at the school we go to, and he pays in-state.  This guy has the nerve to say that he doesn't care about the power/responsibilities that would come with a small promotion, that he just wants the money and not anything else.

We are talking about the difference between $9.50 and $10.50 here.  A dollar an hour, at a part-time job (I'm working it full-time now, but can only do part-time during the school year).  He's only going to put in 10 hours a week into this during school.  That means we are talking about an increase in $40 a month, that he would only use for spending money.  I'm paying school bills and possibly a car payment (or have to pay to get it fixed) with what I make, and he'd use his for spending money.

Basically, fuck this shit.  I'm stuck in a year-long contract until next summer living with him, we have to do some community service event tomorrow with the fraternity, and I have put up with his whiney, self-centered bullshit pretty much every day.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jul 2008, 23:27
Thread Dear Blog,

I played drums for the first time in months today, and I hit myself in the eye with a stick. That's what I get, I guess.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: squawk on 12 Jul 2008, 00:50
So today was pretty awesome because I just sat around with the best people and we made a bunch of songs and I guess I sort of played a show kind of? Heaps of fun, though. Also we got ice cream.
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Post by: Patrick on 12 Jul 2008, 04:23
In  this thread:

Patrick pimps his "wares" at the McDonald's drive through.

Dear blog thread,

I bought an iPod today! It's the 160gb iPod Classic. I am still waiting on my laptop to get here so I can put my music on it, but I know it'll be worth the absurd price I paid for it. For one, it will be a lot more convenient for practicing guitar. It'll make dishwork easier when I get back to Albania, for sure, and when I am inevitably stuck with a closing shift (usually this means cleaning the toilets) I will have something to do to make the task less unpleasant (I have been watching a lot of House lately so making the 'shitty' pun just seems inadequate).

Today was my day off! I'll feel bad if I find out Cute Drive-Thru Girl came in today, though, 'cause she hasn't come in for the last couple of days. It'd suck if I missed a chance to talk to her. It is my mission to find out her name before the end of the week. Also, fuck you Jon. :B

I picked up all my guitar parts today! I've mounted most of them, and soon I'll be soldering the electronics and doing tests to see if it all works. It's gonna be really fun because it'll be the first time I've ever actually done a project this big entirely on my own. It'll also mean that I get to have a guitar that is completely and totally my own, and that is always good for TRUPUNXX.

Love (but poop for Jon),
Patrick!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 12 Jul 2008, 07:47
We gots our own radio show

hey now, i have my own radio show. i just let tommy on it occasionally because it gives him something to do other than sleep all day.

'tommy and tania' is probably easy to remember for most people because our names are pretty similar and we are also pretty similar and hearing them said together like that is just so corny sounding it is basically impossible not to stick in your mind.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 12 Jul 2008, 08:13
Didn't emaline ask about art schools pages ago?  I don't remember; anyway, WOO RISD NUMBAH ONE

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/art/search
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Post by: pen on 12 Jul 2008, 08:29
Dear blog thread,

I've been having very strange dreams lately.  One had to do with my sister getting preggo and her friend needing to ride a bike at 9mos preggo because she couldn't drive, and in another, a coworker of mine was a professional race car driver who hijacked my toyota.  I think it might be caused by the expired yogurt I ate the other day.  I don't usually remember my dreams, and I've remembered them every morning since the old dairy. 

I also have an exciting weekend ahead of me, involving cleaning and washing clothes!  Woo!

Love and Lolipops,
Rachel
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Jul 2008, 20:51
Dear blog thread,

Me and Kat (Papersatan) left Friday morning on our honeymoon. We are driving from NY to Florida and we stopped in South Carolina at around 2 am Saturday morning to visit a friend all day Saturday and leave out Sunday morning. Everything was going fine until earlier today when Kat's purse got set down and apparently stolen shortly after. This means we lost what cash we had as well as the Credit Card we were counting on to pay for our gas for the entire trip. The good news is that we still have my wallet and bank card so we are at least going to have the couple hundred or so in my account. The bad thing is that all of that money was supposed to be going towards catching up on bills which we are already behind on. Very irritating and frustrating.

On the other hand, this is our 4th or 5th looooooong road trip together and we're pleasantly surprised that spending 20+ hours in a car, both ways, we have never really get stressed with each other with any of the trips!

Love,
Stephen
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Post by: Slick on 12 Jul 2008, 23:58
we are also pretty similar

You are both short, british, and unattractive?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 13 Jul 2008, 01:17
Short, Caucasian and unattractive.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Jul 2008, 08:47
Dear blog thread,

I am bruised and tired and in Germany. All of these things connect together.

Today I went to Mödlareuth to see the last remaining bit of the wall that split the tiny village in two during the separation of Germany. I would love to say it was awe inspiring but actually it was a bit dull and rather cold. Today is/was a day off for me because I have worked pretty much constantly for the last two weeks and the younger of the two girls is very tiring and difficult. She is the reason I am bruised. But tomorrow I shall return to getting up at half seven, going to bed at eleven, and spending all the time in between chasing after two little children to whom I can not speak properly because my German is not good enough and they have no English.

Also, damn this German keyboard with its deficit of apostrophes.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RedLion on 13 Jul 2008, 09:35

Also, damn this German keyboard with its deficit of apostrophes.

I sympathise! The Italian keyboards that I was confined to during my time in Italy during my sojourn through Europe were so messed up...

Anyhow: Blog thread, re: Europe, one particular amusing incident:

Italian trains are never on time (somewhat ironic, since Mussolini's whole thing was making the trains running on time)--we got into Milan 7 minutes late, and our connecting train to go to Nice was leaving only 10 minutes after we were supposed to get in, so we had about 3 minutes when we actually got there. My sister and I ran to the platform that the train was on, and when we got there it started pulling away! I shouted "JUST GET ON! WE'LL FIND THE RIGHT CABIN LATER!" and we threw our luggage onto the train and jumped into the doors just as they were closing. Yeah. I jumped aboard a moving train (not just slowly chugging, actually picking up speed, moving) with luggage. It was sweet. There was a bunch of Italian people standing there exclaiming things in Italian at me, probably something like "Foolish American,I laugh at you!"

Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: mooface on 13 Jul 2008, 11:00
Italian trains are never on time (somewhat ironic, since Mussolini's whole thing was making the trains running on time)

this is why there are still fascists in italy and they are always like "i wish mussolini would come back wah wah wah".
protip:  if you ever take a train from naples, check the seats for heroin needles & other dangerous objects before you sit down.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jul 2008, 22:38
Dear blog thread,

My laptop has arrived in the mail! Just you wait, I'll have me a recording for the ONE ALBUM. ONE DAY. thread before you can recite the Pledge of Allegiance in an obscure Tlingit dialect (aside: I know people who can do this).

I have also begun to make plans with Shane for when he is in the Bay Area sometime later this year so that he and I (and possibly others, I need the go-ahead from him first so I don't ruin his trip, heh) can have rokkoutz.

The 50-hour week at work is almost over! Today, a mother came through with a bunch of girls from a high school softball team. She was like "Yeah sorry they're obnoxious, they just won a game and are really hyper right now." I'm like "Are you sure it's not just because they're in high school? Also, can you tell I have -fantastic- memories from high school."

Okay bye!
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Post by: Tom on 14 Jul 2008, 04:39
I disappoint my mother because I'm no longer comfortable calling myself a Catholic, let alone a Christian. Regardless, she forced me to do a "Meet & Greet" with the World Youth Day "pilgrims". My sister, Grace, and I (so close we're almost twins) got to the church at 10 and met up with her friend from school, Yasmine and two other people who go to their school, they'd been there since 8 setting up decorations and putting out food. One of the girls from my sister's school had been dragged along with her brother by their  mum to it and was all kinds of preppy typical in the same-y way that most preppy guys my age are.
Anyway, the whole meet and greet was meant to be a morning tea for the "pilgrims" but they were delayed till 1. So Grace, Yasmine and I spent the time talking bout books and movies until a girl from the school down the road came with her sister and her sister's friend from Uni. Thus, we discussed what they were doing at Uni, what it was like there and what we wanted to do with our lives. I found out that all the med students have wild parties and that it's not easy to crash a med jazz party in something casual. At 12 we all disappeared for a while to get lunch, Yasmine and I weren't hungry so we just grabbed a coffee and Grace had ginger beer (almost 18 yet very much still like a little kid). Yasmine and Grace were fantasising about where their dream husband/boyfriend would come from and both decided that an English accent would be a major turn on, Yasmine then turned to me and asked my where my dream girlfriend would from. Part of me felt annoyed that they were discussing it and that Yasmine was being incredibly shallow and that she usually isn't, not only is she really attractive but she's really smart and opinonated when it comes to current events, another part of me was incredibly embarrassed 'cause I'm exactly certain if I swing in any major direction. I just politely said "What happens, happens how can any of us know who what our future partners will be like. It won't matter if they're British or from some really obscure village in Russia, what will really matter are their pheromones." Much laughs followed.

The "pilgrims" didn't show 'til 1:40. At first it was really awkward, they were all from Greece and between us volunteers, we had someone who understood a small bit of German, me, two people who could speak French, Jasmine and a student from Kanbala and someone who could speak Italian. I really had to lower my level of English and speak up, I tend mumble a lot, and just dive in with your standard "Hi"'s and "what do you think/welcome to Australia". I was pulled into a few folk dances and my lack of physical rhythm was largely ignored. The people I talked to only just wanted to learn things about Australia's culture which, I must confess is near non existant when compared to the reachness of their culture. In turn I learnt a bit about Greece and they learnt some stuff about Sydney and New South Wales.
World Youth Day is a week long celebration/recruitment drive/faith revival for young Catholics, most people in Greece are Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholicism is most prominent on the islands such as Crete (well, that's what a Catholic priest from Thessaloniki told me). Subsequently most people I talked to were from the periphery of Crete.
A Cretan girl I spent a lot of time talking to told me that she used to do a fair bit of modeling work and informed of her warped-catholicism fueled semi-disgust of all the Chinese people and gay people in Sydney. This was actually a serious conversation:
Her: So, everywhere I turn here I see little Chinese people every where. Like, all over places.
Me: Um, well, they're not just Chinese, that's a big generalisation - they could actually be Vietnamese, Tibetan, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese or Malay.
Her: Why don't you just get rid of them? Get them out of country?
Me: Some people have actually tried but if people like it or not - they're here to stay and they're an important part of society and Sydney's multi-cultural identity.
AWKWARD SILENCE
Her: I see lot of the gays in your city
Me: Sydney is pretty liberal - I mean, we're really open to everyone
Her: They were like holding hands and everything, some had Luis Viton handbags.
Me: Diffren't pe'ple differn't strokes
I WALK AWAY WITH PLATTER I'M HOLDING MILDLY ANNOYED AND AMUSED AT IGNORANCE

The last hour there was pretty  much just listening to two Greek guys with a guitar play Greek folk songs and other songs in Greek while people sung along, clapped and danced
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Post by: imapiratearg on 14 Jul 2008, 05:59
OMG BLOGBLOGBLOGBLOG,

I had the saddest dream ever last night.  I woke up miserable because of it.

:[

<3
Matt
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Post by: KvP on 14 Jul 2008, 13:02
Bliggity Blog,

unlike imapiratearg here, I had a wonderful dream last nite. I dreamt I was in a jewish history class, the instructor - Nick Cave. It was pretty awesome. So I woke up feeling pretty good, although I was disappointed when I realized I didn't have to get up to attend Professor Cave's class.
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Post by: tania on 14 Jul 2008, 19:48
dear blog thread,

as i am typing this, bottomless pit are playing in toronto with the kadane brothers and all day my inner monologue has been going

TANIA YOU HAVE TO CALL IN SICK FOR WORK AND GO TO TORONTO FOR THIS SHOW

NO WAY MAN I CAN'T CALL IN SICK

NO TANIA YOU HAVE TO DO THIS

NO TANIA I CAN'T I HAVE TO WORK

NO YOU HAVE TO FUCKING DO IT

OH MY GOD

JUST DO IT

OH MY GODDDDD

and i decided to go to work after all after checking my bank balance because dang i really cannot afford to take any more days off. now i am drowning out my pain in cigarettes and popsicles. today sucked.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Jul 2008, 19:51
Bands will come around again. You did the right thing I think.
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Post by: tania on 14 Jul 2008, 19:52
a bloo blaa blooooo
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Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Jul 2008, 20:35
Hey Blag Throde,

Today I got my dress fitted for Peta's wedding. It makes me pretty much like a princess and it is all swooshy and big!
Tomorrow we are going to Whistler and we are doing an adventure trail with ziplines and suspension bridges and things, which should be neat!

Happily (slightly drunkenly) yours,

Ally
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Post by: Fenriswolf on 15 Jul 2008, 02:14
Alright, dreams. Arg, there's a vet at work who thinks he's soooo hot (has a great body, likes to get changed in front of all the women at work even though he doesn't have to), and knows more about everything than everyone, and is so funny! And witty! And dammit even though I hate it I am attracted to him.  :oops:

Last night I dreamt he'd cut his hair (he's got chin-lenth wavy hair), and I ran my hands over his face and he was looking at me really intensely then later on we were kissing. This is very very distracting at work. *cry*
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 15 Jul 2008, 04:51
Tania, even though I totally need the money I cancelled one of my shifts at work to go see Ignite on thursday night. I was not going to do this but then my brother cancelled the shift without telling me. Since I got mad at him he is now paying for my ticket to the show and giving me $30, thus paying me for the shift.

Awesome?
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Post by: tania on 15 Jul 2008, 06:12
very awesome!
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Post by: karl gambolputty... on 15 Jul 2008, 16:45
Dear Blog Thread,

I've been nicotine-free for 3 whole days, and, in probably related news, spent all of today being a giant jerk to everyone I saw. 

Fuck you,

Karl
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Post by: thepugs on 15 Jul 2008, 21:32
My fiancée was in a car wreck yesterday.  The first call I heard on my nearly-dead cell phone as I got out of a movie was that she was taken to this major trauma center in downtown Charlotte, and was bleeding from the ear.  Needless to say I freaked the fuck out, and some buddies of mine drove me out there.  Turns out that she isn't badly injured - the airbag bruised and scratched the right side of her face a little, and unattached the top of her right ear (I learned that there is superglue for people, and is preferred now to stitches).  They let her go home last night, at least (I went with - she lives with her family still).  I took today off from work, and as soon as I got home, went out to unwind.

She was making a delivery for her grocery store when she got in the wreck - I'll likely be complaining about the probably-to-follow battle between the grocery store, insurance companies, and worker's comp group in the future.
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Post by: tommydski on 15 Jul 2008, 21:47
I hope she isn't too hurt, Ian. Let's all wish for a quick recovery at the very least!
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Post by: thepugs on 15 Jul 2008, 21:53
She's doing well - she's a lot less sore than she was expecting to be.  She's up and about, and the swelling should be gone after a few days.

Thanks - I'm still feeling a little weird about it and everything.
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Post by: Patrick on 16 Jul 2008, 04:37
Dear blog thread,

False alarm on the laptop. The postal service did things that confused me. I wound up biking like 30 miles in about an hour and a half, though, so I got some really good exercise (and god knows I could use muscle mass).

Tomorrow night, I start soldering up the electronics in that old guitar I'm fixing up. Things got a tiny bit rough with the rebirth of that sucker (fit problems and confusion with wiring) but now that all the hard work is done, the fun shit can come.

There is a girl back in Luxembourg who I've had a crush on for like 3 years who is going to be moving to Zurich with her family soon. I told her it would be really easy to visit her, because it's only an 8-hour ferry from Albania and something like an overnight train ride through Italy and Switzerland to get there. She promised I'd get makeouts if I did. Long story short, I will be going to Switzerland this fall!

Love,
Me!
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Post by: tania on 16 Jul 2008, 06:40
i've been really exhausted the last few days and last night i had two absolutely horrific dreams that even now i can't stop thinking of. i don't know if they're due to stress or oversleeping or what but they really freaked me the fuck out.

in the first one i was in a relationship with this guy i work with. and i guess there was this other guy who didn't like him, or me, or something so they ended up getting their friends together and jumping him and stabbing him to death. the second dream involved me being pregnant and giving birth, which when written like that doesn't sound so bad so for this dream it is absolutely crucial to know i am fucking terrified of being pregnant. and everyone kept telling me "oh, childbirth is beautiful, you'll know once it happens" but all i did was scream and cry and flail my arms and after giving birth i just did the same thing even more because i had no idea what to do with myself or with this baby.

i know it makes me sound like a pretty terrible person but the idea of me being pregnant really is the most terrifying thing in the world to me, like this really normal everyday thing can get me so freaked out i wake up shaking and can't really do anything for the next hour or so. the first one freaked me out as well because said guy is probably one of my closest friends at work right now. i think this might be some kind of weird guilt due to the fact that yesterday he lent me a book and i kind of lost it, although i really do not see how apologizing and buying someone a new copy of a book is anything at all like watching them get stabbed to death. dreams are fucking weird.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 16 Jul 2008, 07:11
I think it's the phase of the moon.  We're getting close to a full moon, and those can really fuck with people.

I am sort of superstitious like that.  Call me a pagan, I guess.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Jul 2008, 07:30
Can't I just call you gullible instead?
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Post by: imapiratearg on 16 Jul 2008, 07:30
I suppose that works, too.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 16 Jul 2008, 08:09
Dear Clog Fred,

My hamster died. :(

Love Gemm.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Jul 2008, 10:08
speaking of rabbits. i went outside for smoke before bed the other night and sitting in the corner right by the door was the tiniest baby bunny i've ever seen. it was just sitting there being perfectly still trying to blend in (and doing a surprisingly good job) and i honestly couldn't tell what it was until i crouched down and our faces were about a foot and a half apart. i thought it was a rock at first and i thought "how did that get there?" but then i realized it wasn't jagged or oddly shaped like a rock; it was almost a perfect sphere so i thought it was a rubber ball of some kind until i realized it was covered in fur.

i'm pretty sure it was in that corner so it could hide from the mean-spirited owl who recently moved into the area.
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Post by: KvP on 16 Jul 2008, 11:53
I know it makes me sound like a pretty terrible person but the idea of me being pregnant really is the most terrifying thing in the world to me, like this really normal everyday thing can get me so freaked out i wake up shaking and can't really do anything for the next hour or so.
Nah, pregnancy is honestly pretty terrifying when you think about it (and when you, uh, don't want it)

Anyway, hello flog bed,

I went to see Feist last night with some friends of mine. Up in front, which was nice. Feist seemed less cheery than the last time I saw her (she had some technical problems, plus I wager she's the type who prefers smaller venues) but it was good. Feist isn't normally my sort of music, I enjoy it but it's pretty...not...loud. Regardless, the girls I brought are huge, huge fans and good friends of mine so I paid their way the whole trip. They spent the concert dancing and cuddling and kissing, and it was a little bit distracting when I was trying to watch the folksy sing-songin', but I'm happy for the kids, they had a pretty great time. And they took me out for ice cream afterwards and we talked about gay music. A good night, I think.
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Post by: Dissy on 16 Jul 2008, 13:47
Blag Tread:

Steely Dan.

This Saturday. 

I won a pair of tickets.

Now I need a date.  apparantly it is a 21 and over show.
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Post by: Caleb on 16 Jul 2008, 14:04
i'm pretty sure it was in that corner so it could hide from the mean-spirited owl who recently moved into the area.

It's actually the baby rabbits who are mean spirited and the owls are protecting us.

I saw a baby rabbit once.  I didn't get too close to it because I read that rabbits leave their kids in safe spots while they go find food.

I also saw a newborn fawn in the woods all curled up in a ball once when I was helping to clear out the woods after a microburst.  That time I pretty much walked right by it before noticing it.  It's amazing that you can miss seeing animals just because they are so good at staying still.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Jul 2008, 19:57
Blag Tread:

Steely Dan.

This Saturday. 

I won a pair of tickets.

Now I need a date.  apparantly it is a 21 and over show.

Where are you
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Post by: KvP on 16 Jul 2008, 20:27
i'm pretty sure it was in that corner so it could hide from the mean-spirited owl who recently moved into the area.
I have a shirt for you. (http://store.theonion.com/owls-are-assholes-p-171.html)
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Post by: morca007 on 17 Jul 2008, 00:34
Today I bought tickets for the midnight showing of the Dark Knight on thursday!
Also I remembered why I don't like being downtown; I saw scads of people I know from High School and had to talk to them. It was terrible!
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Post by: Fenriswolf on 17 Jul 2008, 01:07
Aw, that sucks.

I suspect my rabbit is dying. She does nothing but sit in her cage all day, she barely eats, and she is losing a lot of fur very quickly. It's terrible! She is nearly eight years old though, so it's not really that odd - an average lifespan for her race is about five years, so she has held up exceptionally well.
8?? Dude, that's freakish. What breed is she? I would take her to a vet personally, if they get unwell they can starve to death slowly and that pretty much sucks  :-(
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Post by: FruitKat on 17 Jul 2008, 08:31
Lop? I think? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rabbit_breeds#Lops)

I'm sorry about your bunny :(
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Post by: supersheep on 17 Jul 2008, 09:02
So last night I ended up doing the safety dance on stage with a man with a helicopter hat. I wish I knew how that happened. Also, everything I have heard of CSS' new album is very disappointing.
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Post by: KvP on 17 Jul 2008, 12:22
I hope things keep looking up for your rabbit.

So the IT department at my school is looking for people with unpadded resumes to come and help them out, image computers and whatnot. I walked in to interview and I fuckin' Jerry Lewised that thing. It was some real Nutty Professor shit, I'm telling you. I was a whole new man. And then I walked out and returned to normal.

I start next month, and the only things that are different from my current job are 1. I'll actually have job experience that could help me in the future 2. a $1 per hour raise and 3. the ability to work full-time.
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Post by: Dissy on 17 Jul 2008, 13:19
Blag Tread:

Steely Dan.

This Saturday. 

I won a pair of tickets.

Now I need a date.  apparantly it is a 21 and over show.

Where are you

Unfortunately, I am in New Mexico.  And, apparantly, the show is sold out.
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Post by: Caleb on 17 Jul 2008, 14:45
Dear Blog Thread,

Considering if I want to try to go to Batman tomorrow or not.

I don't wanna go alone since that would be lame.  There is gonna be a ton of other people going.

The only other movie I decided to go alone to was Kill Bill and it was pretty fun.
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Post by: morca007 on 17 Jul 2008, 16:10
Caleb- Is there no one to go with? If so, go alone, it will be worth it.

Last night I made a mashup! It was 4am, so I do not know what I was doing. But it is a thing you can download I guess.
I Kissed a Supermassive Blackhole in Paris
edit for longer, better version:
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http://www.mediafire.com/?t112vgxbxzv
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Post by: tania on 17 Jul 2008, 17:53
today while walking home from work this kid who looked about five or six started following me on his bike and talking to me. i went along with it because that's one of those stupid cute things little kids do, they talk to people they don't know. after a couple of minutes he then started asking me a bunch of questions like "where do you live?" and "do you have a boyfriend?", and so on, and it became apparant that the reason this kid was following me was because he had some kind of little kid crush on me. which i guess is also one of those stupid cute things little kids do but man i don't want this kid near my house. after a while he took off and i kept walking and upon arriving home my doorbell rang a bunch of times and it turned out this kid somehow actually followed me home and wanted to come inside my house. i said no. getting asked out by a little kid is kind of flattering, i guess, but mostly i am hoping he doesn't show up here ever again.
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Post by: Johnny C on 17 Jul 2008, 17:56
Tania can't risk it happening again.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 17 Jul 2008, 18:22
 It is a good thing you didn't let the kid in. The whole situation seems pretty creepy.


(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/hey_there_fatty/Boo.jpg)




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Post by: Liz on 17 Jul 2008, 18:24
That movie looked hella creepy from the first trailer I saw. Then I saw another one and it seemed kinda stupid.

That picture, however, gave me the willies.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Jul 2008, 18:26
I saw a trailer for it when I went to see Mongol last week and it did indeed look pretty creepy. That picture is similarly creepy but becomes less so when you realise that Liv Tyler is inexplicably pointing at her feet with both hands.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 17 Jul 2008, 18:29
 The thing about The Strangers is that the first half is really good and the second half sucks a lot.

 The first half of the movie has a really unique atmosphere that I found really creative and a pleasant change of pace among horror movies. They employ a few pretty clever ideas to intensify things, but then the movie goes downhill and becomes a run-of-the-mill run-from-the-killers movie. So much wasted potential.
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Post by: Liz on 17 Jul 2008, 18:44
Sad. I think I will go see it if it hits the dollar theater, or borrow it from someone when it comes out on DVD. We shall see.
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Post by: jhocking on 17 Jul 2008, 19:23
the first half is really good and the second half sucks a lot.

I've been noticing that a lot lately. I think that's the new trend in movies.
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Post by: Fenriswolf on 17 Jul 2008, 23:10
Re: rabbits living 8 years. I've always found that if they live to 8 they're like 18-20 year old cats... decrepit. 6-8 is what we were taught in vet nursing, but you seldom see them getting to 8. But wikipedia said they can live up to 15 years! Hmmm
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Post by: jhocking on 17 Jul 2008, 23:52
aargh my apartment is going to shit

dammit all, not only do I have to contact the air conditioner manufacturer tomorrow (it is definitely broken; it was actually blowing cold air for a bit earlier but stopped again,) but I just encountered a huge flying cockroach in my room.  I have no idea how it even got in here.  I'd get roach motels to put around the apartment, but this thing is too big for a roach motel.

Now that's two things I gotta call the super about.
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Post by: jodizzle on 18 Jul 2008, 00:16
Dear internet thread

Tania's story about tiny children being in love with her is the best thing I have read/seen/whatever all day.

I am glad you got stalked Tania, it makes everything aweosme.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 18 Jul 2008, 00:17
The last few weeks have shown a marked increase in insanity in my life.

My 47-year-old mother had a heart attack / gastritis flare-up while my father was out of town, so I ended up taking her to the emergency room and basically being my 20-year-old autistic brother's caregiver for a couple of days.  My dad's back now, though, and he's again treating me as if I was about twelve, despite the fact that I was a very competent head of the household for a while and despite the fact that I'm moving out in less than a month.  I think it's mostly just that he's worried about my mom and he was frustrated by having to be away while all this was happening, but it's hard to deal with, sometimes.

If that wasn't enough, today was my last day at my job at the zoo, because I'm leaving in about five hours to go apartment hunting in the place I'm going to be living.  Also my boyfriend and I will be visiting my grandmother, who just had all of her veterbrae fused and is in a full body shell-cast-type-thing and is bed-bound.  We're going up there mostly to give my exhausted grandfather a break from night shift help-invalid-get-to-the-bathroom duty.

Part of me is excited about all this growing up stuff, and part of me is completely balking.  Regardless, it makes finding time for the internets a lot more difficult.
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Post by: Patrick on 18 Jul 2008, 00:42
the first half is really good and the second half sucks a lot.

I've been noticing that a lot lately. I think that's the new trend in movies.

Hancock.

Elizzybeth, holy shit, I do not envy you at all right now. I really hope things get better with your family's medical problems :(

Dear you guys,

Both drive-thru girls have ceased coming to the restaurant, it appears. The annoying one? Good riddance. The cute one? Well, damn, that sucks. Yesterday's 2-10 shift was pretty alright though. Lots of my regular customers, got a bunch of Russians who were hella chill, and plenty of cute female-types (nights always seem to bring the young wimmins).

I got my guitar's parts all soldered up! I'm hellof excited about it all, I can't wait to get all my shit finished! I just gotta cut the ends off of the bridge pickup's mounting screws (that or rout very small, shallow holes in the pickup cavity to make room) so I can get the fuckin' pickguard/electronics assembly firmly attached to the guitar's body. I am within inches of having the first test!

Still no laptop yet. I am piiiiiiissed and will probably have to have my friend file an insurance claim with the U.S. Postal Service. Fuck!

Love,
Me!
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Post by: jimbunny on 18 Jul 2008, 01:55
Blog blog bloooh blooh,

Not having a life right now (ie wanting to do nothing except watch TV online...and haunt about here, too, I suppose) - is it a cause or a symptom of this depression I'm feeling? Any way I look at it right now, I ain't doing much for anybody, which makes me feel just a bit worthless.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Jul 2008, 08:22
I had an epiphany today, Blog Thread. There is a dismantled high-sleeper in my garage that used to be my sisters, before she stole my bed when I went to uni. Since I came back from uni (one year ago), I've been sleeping on a mattress on the floor. I decided that I am going to steal the high-sleeper, put it together in our room, and move some furniture about so that I have more room to live. This endeavour will grant me more floor space, a desk for my computer, and an actual bed frame instead of just having a mattress on the floor.

Also I am going to buy some sort of rodent to replace Willow, my hamster that died, whether my mother wants me to or not na na na na na.

Love, Gemmers.

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Post by: Dissy on 18 Jul 2008, 10:07
I had a QC-related dream the other night.  It was the first dream in a while that I can remember with some decency.

I am siting in my computer class, the teacher leaves the room, and Jeph comes in, behind a cart of food stuffs.  Jeph then proceeds to teach us to make the "Best Reuben you'll ever eat."  After we make our sammiches, Jeph walks around inspecting out work.  He then proceeds to ask me to help some of the people who haven't quite gotten how to make the sammich.  I go around, and help J0n, Tommy, Tania, Yelley, and several non-forum members.  On my rounds, I saw lots of other forumites, then sat down.  Once I took my seat, Jeph informs us that he is now going to test us on how well we made the Rubens.  He gives us a plate of ingredients, and says we have 20 mins to make the sammich.  Who ever makes the best one, gets an 'A.'  I make the sammich, then wake up.

I think the dream is a combination of sorts, firs, I've been a little stressed about the computer class test I had to take (took it yesterday), and apparantly, QC is on the mind...

Yes, I'm quoting this. 

Anyways, I got the test back last night, as I was leaving class.  I got the highest grade he's ever given on this test, a 98.  I was like, "Holy Fuck!  Thank you Jeph and your Reuben tutorial!"
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Post by: KvP on 18 Jul 2008, 10:59
Blog blog bloooh blooh,

Not having a life right now (ie wanting to do nothing except watch TV online...and haunt about here, too, I suppose) - is it a cause or a symptom of this depression I'm feeling? Any way I look at it right now, I ain't doing much for anybody, which makes me feel just a bit worthless.
Could be both. Depression can work that way. You feel like shit so you do something that makes you feel worse so you do it again and so on. If you can, try changing your routine for awhile and see if it's of any help.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 18 Jul 2008, 11:59
Dearest Bloog Throod,

Today I am going to a play with the non-profit I intern at's board of directors and a few kids. I took them there the other day because we had a service project type thing where we teach the kids the concept of gratitude and then take them to businesses and people's homes who have donated time, money or what-have-you to the organization. They were playing with my phone the other day, so now I have a video of a small asian girl throwing fake gang signs as my wallpaper. I have decided that that is kind of creepy!

It's amazing these kids seem so happy-go-lucky at first when they've been through kind of a lot. One girl said she might be moving (they all live in a group of apartment buildings that are owned by five area churches to give med. term housing to people who need it) to a house with stairs. She was excited that her new house might have stairs. That certainly is something that I've taken for granted. Another girl has 7 brothers and sisters and none have the same dads. She hasn't seen hers since she was three. That is a lot of kids in a three bedroom trailer... so it's cool for her to get out of that dang place to have her own identity.

Also: Fargo Downtown Street Fair is yesterday, today and tomorrow. I am going to go check out all the cool vendors after I write this!

<3s,
Brittany
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Post by: Liz on 18 Jul 2008, 12:06
The street fair is pretty great! There are a bunch of booths with really cool jewelery, and lots of delicious, fatty, deep-fried food to enjoy. Also, make sure to catch the juggling show at 2nd and Broadway. It's pretty darn awesome and the two dudes performing are quite good-looking which is a bonus. They do shows every couple of hours or so and it's free!
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Post by: benji on 18 Jul 2008, 12:06
One girl said she might be moving (they all live in a group of apartment buildings that are owned by five area churches to give med. term housing to people who need it) to a house with stairs. She was excited that her new house might have stairs. That certainly is something that I've taken for granted.

I remember working for a public day camp one summer. One of the kids told me that his mom was rich because she made $300 a week, but that she had to save that money for food, which is why they couldn't take his pet ferret to the vet.

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Post by: Caleb on 18 Jul 2008, 12:38
Dear Grog Thread,

A friend from High School emailed me out of the blue and invited me to the Beerfest in Burlington Vermont.

So it looks like my weekend is saved!

There will be no depressing long weekend alone.

Hurray!
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Post by: Liz on 18 Jul 2008, 20:14
Dear Blog Thread,

Darryl has been lying to us, guys. He actually lives in North Dakota and has vanity plates on his fancy pants car.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/2681619078_cc468b3bc8.jpg?v=0)
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 18 Jul 2008, 20:24
That's actually Liz's license plate. Creeper
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Post by: Liz on 18 Jul 2008, 20:52
This is false, as I am a resident of Minnesota and therefore have Minnesota plates on my car.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 18 Jul 2008, 21:01
Dangit. It is actually my car, I was just projecting.
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Post by: Saudade on 18 Jul 2008, 21:23
... So afraid to post in here

But i'm avoiding an assignment which is due in on monday, it's a 6 min speech on the wife of bath's tale...

I don't know why I even have to do these speeches, noone else listens... I might just start throwing in some lyrics from Race for the Prize halfway through and see if anyone actually notices... Or gives a damn.

So I'm psyched about We are Scientists coming to Australia but seriously am at the lowest point of my life from getting dumped and having both my guitars break on me (in the space of 2 days) and not enough money to afford even a new acoustic.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 19 Jul 2008, 00:34
I'm just about to head off to see The Dark Knight but I thought I'd stop in to make this post.

My brother told me today he's started looking for places to move out with his girlfriend to (what an awkward sentence). Since I can't afford to rent this place by myself and since I have no friends that are looking for somewhere to live it looks like I'm going to have to try to find somewhere as well. Hopefully I can find a studio apartment somewhere not too far away because I honestly don't mind the prospect of living by myself, I just need to be able to afford it (and I don't particularly want to move back home.

The main conclusion is that god fucking damnit I may not be able to afford to go to Boston next year. Fuck.
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Post by: Patrick on 19 Jul 2008, 01:49
Dear thong red,

I can't intonate my fixed-up guitar with .009 gauge strings. I have to move up to .010s. Damn it! There's $5 wasted.

Last night, when I was playing VTM with my friends, I had to go to the bathroom, and while I was in there I decided to weigh myself. Even though I had clothes on, I was something like 140lbs! I was pretty freakin' pleased! Since today was my day off, I was hoping there'd be hangouts with my friend Austin, but he never got back to me and I called him twice. *shrug*

I am annoyed at my mother and sister for still trying to make me go to college. I don't want to go to college, school means nothing to me. My mother pretty much only wants me to go to college because the State Department will keep paying for my travel to see her until (A) I graduate or (B) I turn 23. Since I don't think there's a school in the world worth my time or money, I'm just going to work days and play music nights. At least then I won't feel like I'm wasting my time, and I still get to see my mother.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: jodizzle on 19 Jul 2008, 03:18
Aww Jimmy, I really liked your apartment too.  Maybe you should advertise for hot bitches to live in your place to share the rent.  Lise wouldn't mind, really.
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Post by: Patrick on 19 Jul 2008, 03:57
Damn it, woman, how many times do I have to tell you I can't afford that kind of rent?
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Post by: Tom on 19 Jul 2008, 14:37
Yet he seems somewhat happy to say it...
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Post by: Lines on 19 Jul 2008, 14:44
Door Bore True,

I got a new adaptor, yay! I has the internets again, yay!

YAY!
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Post by: Gemmwah on 19 Jul 2008, 16:11
Yay Linds!

Yay!
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Post by: KvP on 19 Jul 2008, 16:41
Hurrah! Adaptor!

I got a sexy new phone. The type of phone a woman in her underpants would use, if she text messaged a lot.
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Post by: pwhodges on 20 Jul 2008, 01:38
I get really annoyed with things that try to do too much.  I have a phone for phoning, thank you; a [whatever you call an iPod that isn't an iPod] (actually two, 'cos 80G isn't nearly enough) for music; a computer for computing (several, 'cos I'm a nerd, and it's my job to be anyway); a camera for taking photographs; a PDA for - well, I barely use it in fact, but it's got a couple of really good star map programs, and one for telling me the tides.

And a bag to carry them all around in; ah.

Actually, it's partly an age thing, because when your eyes lose their accommodation trying to use all those tiny screens for anything other than their basic function is a real pain.  Too much cool design can actually be disabling to people with poor sight, I reckon; I think there's a living hell ahead for all those cool designers as their eyes age.  Not that my sight is poor, you understand - it's just that I need to carry three pairs of glasses to be able to focus on things at different distances.  Using a small digital camera without a proper viewfinder is beyond a joke for me, but fortunately I prefer a real camera.

But what's annoying me right now is that the U key on this keyboard is sticking, and I need to take it apart to fix it...
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Post by: KvP on 20 Jul 2008, 02:15
Well dogsled, I had an unusual night.

Today I was supposed to have dinner with a very good friend of mine, Rachel, but on the way up to the restaurant she called and said she was painting with a friend of hers and asked me to come over, which I did. I arrived to find out that I had misheard Rachel, she wasn't painting, she was being painted. Her friend was using her as a canvas, and they needed me to man some A/V equipment during the process, which I gladly did, although it took an hour or two to get accustomed to seeing my best friend naked. The artist was pretty fucking amazing though, the only thing that wasn't painted was Rachel's face. She had Rachel lie on her stomach and she painted a portrait of Rachel's head at rest on her back, and that in turn was connected to flowers and portraits of other women and cityscapes that were painted all over her. I was sad that I didn't bring my own camera, because by now the acrylic paint has cracked and peeled off and I would've liked some footage of the artwork that wasn't on a cell phone. It was really stunning work (and it sort of helped that the canvas was the most beautiful person I know) Hopefully Rachel made it last long enough so that she could take a walk through downtown, which was her original intention.

Next time they want to paint me, but I'm not really as attractive as Rachel is, there's a lot more canvas to work with and I don't think I'd be all that comfortable. Some watercolor tattoos or maybe some work on my face (if I get any of those I'm certainly bringing the camera) Rachel wants her next body art to be done in oils but the artist didn't really think that was a good idea. We'll have to see.

So it was a very nice 6 or so hours. I got to witness some incredible artwork being produced and got to hang out and drink and talk with some good (if bohemian) friends. I realize now that I've been underselling my capacity for appreciating artwork, which is probably due to only being exposed to it in cold settings like museums, and not during the time in which it's being wrestled out of someone and put down upon a medium. The process is slow and very deliberate but it's so fascinating. This sort of thing would never have happened to me had I not met Rachel, I hadn't really the opportunity to interact with creative and liberated people before, and it's good for me I think. It's nice to feel comfortable. We made tentative plans to head out together to Chicago round Chicagocon time, and if that pans out I'll likely only be around for the con festivities for a short while, which is for the best I suppose. I'd like to think she deserves more of my time than the Internets does, as nice as most of you guys seem to be.

La la la la lalala la,
KvP
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Post by: jodizzle on 20 Jul 2008, 04:12
Dear Doggle mc Dog Alot Thread

I have discovered I have delveloped a forum pet peeve.  This is when the new kids talk about how new they are.  I have never really noticed it until now, but it seems like all of a sudden every new poster is all LOL I AM SO NEW LOL DONT HURT ME FOR SAYING THIS STUPID THING I AM GOING TO SAY ANYWAY BUT IM NEW SO DONT HURT ME LOL.

I find it irritating!  But you know, I'm a cranky old lady so don't listen to me.

Love Jodie
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Post by: pwhodges on 20 Jul 2008, 04:37
Actually it's pretty irritating in real life too.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Jul 2008, 04:41
My friend Kelsey called me yesterday all the way from Tampa just to say to me "Gemm, you are a top of the line asshole."

This is why I love Kelsey.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Jul 2008, 05:54
Today I had to pack for the holiday-in-a-holiday I´m going on tomorrow (going with the demon child from hell and family to the Baltic for two weeks) and discovered that it is possible to create an entire shelf-ful of rubbish in three weeks.

Also that I have ridiculous quantities of moneys sitting round not being spent. I told my mother I would not need so much money, and now it will just sit in a cupboard all alone until I take it home again. On the flipside I can convert it back and be rich next month.

I might go and see a film in the five hours I have to spend between arriving in Berlin and leaving it. There looks to be a good childrens film just out and hopefully that´ll be easy to understand.

This is possibly the most boring post I have ever made. Sorry about that.
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Post by: Ladybug on 20 Jul 2008, 10:56
Me: "If you want to come in here, be aware that it is messy and I know it and I will clean it up after the game is done in 15 minutes, so don't be mad!"
Mom: "Fine.."
(She comes in to the living room, where there's a couple of plates and bottles on the table, and some pillows are spread around the couch.)
Mom: "Oh God. You know what? It doesn't feel like this is my home anymore! When it looks like this, I just want to stay away the whole time!"
Me: "Well, I told you it would be messy and not to get mad, and you agreed. It's not even my mess, but I'm the only one home right now, so.."
Mom: "But you knew I was coming home today! I just want to lie down and cry right now."
(She said she'd be coming home some time tonight, this was at 5PM.)
(My dad enters the room.)
Dad: "Well, it's a mess, but she'll clean it up, right?"
Me: "Yes."
(She yells and leaves the room, slamming the door.)

Sometimes I really love my dad. But this cannot be normal behaviour? It drives me insane. Two more weeks!
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Post by: Lines on 20 Jul 2008, 18:18
Tonight I went to a friend's wedding and a cute boy asked me to dance. :-)
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Post by: Liz on 20 Jul 2008, 18:22
Whoo! I need that to happen to me. Unfortunately I do not seem to have that kind of luck!
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Post by: KvP on 20 Jul 2008, 18:26
Linds don't need luck.
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Post by: Lines on 20 Jul 2008, 18:36
What. I could use more luck with boys.
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Post by: Liz on 20 Jul 2008, 18:41
Ain't that the truth. I don't think I have ever had any luck with dudes, the ones that ask me out on dates are usually kinda creepy.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 21 Jul 2008, 00:17
This weekend I went to a wedding where I had to dance with a cute boy and he had to hold my arm and do gentlemanly things and it was really sweet. I kind of wanted to take him home but I don't think Matt would have been very impressed.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2687770587_3fd40b9978.jpg)

Anyway guys, the wedding was gorgeous! My darling special Bibz made an absolutely beautiful bride and I'm so proud and it still makes me teary and oh gosh.

I fly home in two days. I am very upset. I have made so many great friends in this time and it's not fair I have to leave them! Booo.


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Post by: Emaline on 21 Jul 2008, 00:51
So, uh...this is kinda gross but....


I was shaving my legs. While shaving my legs, I always tend to run my hand up them as well. So, one hand running up leg, while the other follows behind, shaving. I only do this while I'm in the bathtub shaving, with my legs up by my chest. I find it easier in this pose because I can just grab my lotion and repeat the hand movements.

Anyway, tonight, I'm shaving along, rubbing my legs. And I guess my left hand was just a bit slower than my right hand this time. I guess that's how it happened. The nail on my middle finger got caught in between the blades on my razor. When I felt the tug, I guess I yanked my hand away from my leg, and the movement, with help from the razor, sort of cut my fingernail in half, as well as peeled a bit of it off.

The nail isn't completely off, but it is bleeding, and doesn't look so great. I put 4 bandages on it, and a bit of tape for added pressure. My finger feels a bit cold though, so I think I am going to take the tape off, as I am pretty sure it's cutting off my circulation. It wasn't bleeding terribly when I put the bandages on, though. Only when you moved the nail.

Should I cut what is left of the nail off? Should I wake someone up and have them take me to the emergency room?(I don't drive. And it's 3am here) Do you think my nail will be fine once it stops bleeding, if I just leave it alone?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 21 Jul 2008, 00:58
Yeah, I've done that sort of thing with a kitchen knife before. Leave the nail on or cut it off, it doesn't really matter (you may want to cut it off if it flaps up and gets in the way), but just keep the band-aids on so that you have a cushion against touching it. Keep it clean and warm (to promote circulation) and it'll heal a charm in a week or two.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Jul 2008, 02:09
Suilad Pennas:

The best thing about these forums is that in the upper left hand corner, your avatar is always there.

Always.
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Post by: pwhodges on 21 Jul 2008, 02:14
Not if you click the [-] button underneath, it isn't!
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Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Jul 2008, 02:17
I have no idea why I would want to do that.

But that is awesome to know in case I ever have Tommy as an avatar or something.
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Post by: Lines on 21 Jul 2008, 05:43
Well, you have an avatar of Jodie's bum, so I don't see why you'd want to do it now anyways.
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Post by: Caleb on 21 Jul 2008, 07:50
Dear Beer Thread,

Beerfest in Burlington Vermont!  Mirco Breweries!

So much awesome beer.  I haven't had the opportunity to drink for about a year.

I drank Stout, ale, lager and other beers that I never even heard of  before.

My personal favorite was a Gruit that had a real herbal/medicinal taste to it.

There was also a beer that had a French name from Quebec that was a rye beer with peppercorn in it. It was called Diablo something it was interesting.

There was cherry wheat beer at that booth that tasted so sweet and mild it was like fruit juice (but beer).

It was a pretty awesome day.

The only problem was the sun. It was so hot and there was not a lot of shade set up.  I was sweating so much I never had to take a restroom break.

Scored a stone coast beer glass from when they were closing up and you get to keep your sample glass.

I wish I had kept a list of the beers I tried out and wrote down some of the names.  I didn't get to the Magic Hat Brewery but they are pretty mainstream in Northern NY.

So yeah.  I am definably going to support microbreweries from now on.
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Post by: Liz on 21 Jul 2008, 07:52
But that is awesome to know in case I ever have Tommy as an avatar or something.

It truly is a treat that the very first thing I see when I log in is Tommy's lovely face. It makes everything alright.
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Post by: Dissy on 21 Jul 2008, 09:37
Dear Hog Head

Kevin got a new phone yesterday.  Kevin made this post on said new phone.  Kevin also watched Gotham Knight on the new phone for free last night.  Kevin is happy.
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Post by: jimbunny on 21 Jul 2008, 19:17
I've spent the past few days doing little else but watching the complete two most recent seasons of Dr. Who.

Ummm....it was really good, though. Yeah. Bit of swamp-ass, but that's alright.

Oh God, I'm disgusting.
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Post by: Patrick on 23 Jul 2008, 00:17
Dear club med,

Today a girl came through drive-thru and said to me, "I wish I still had a dog so you could give him a treat." I asked her, "Oh, I'm really sorry, what happened?" She was like "I just broke up with my boyfriend and the dog is his."

I have told Emilio this, and I will say it again: The only way she could've been less subtle would be to say "I wish I had a dog so you could give me a bone."
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Post by: Lunchbox on 23 Jul 2008, 23:29
Why did I have to come home
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Post by: pwhodges on 23 Jul 2008, 23:59
I am on holiday!

We are staying at my older brother's retirement cottage on the edge of Dartmoor, where I've not been since going there for rainy night-time exercises in the school CCF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_Cadet_Force) (army stuff - YUK) in1964.  Sadly, it's so nice that we can't let the dogs off to run around, as we can't trust them to come back ever.  (And the one that broke a leg three months ago is still on restricted exercise anyway.)

The weather is described as "very warm and sunny" by the BBC, which must be why I just got damp taking the dogs outside for their first walk of the day.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Jul 2008, 00:33
Okay I am actually pretty glad to be home
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Post by: Ladybug on 24 Jul 2008, 11:53
Whinefest of the day:

Today at work I almost witnessed a stranger's urology exam. It was hella weird.

I'd just gotten to work (at a hospital), so I hadn't changed into the scrubs yet (I work as a secretary, but still have to wear the scrubs, and frankly, it's awesome because it feels like hanging around in my PJs all day), and one of the people I work with asked me if I could accompany this old lady to the 7th floor, because she had problems walking alone. So, I had to guide her upstairs, while she kept holding on to me and whining about how far it was to walk (elevator, so not that far). Thing is, I've worked there for 11 weeks spread over two summers, and I sit in an office on the first door to the left on the 1st floor, so I pretty much know where that office is, where the cafeteria is and where to get scrubs in the basement. And that's it. I have no idea where anything else is.

Well, we got to the 7th floor, and I asked her where she was going. "I don't know.. An urologist, maybe?". So I asked if she'd ever been there before. "Yes, lots of times. But I don't remember how it looks like."... So, I asked some woman who works at the hospital where we should go, and she went "Well, this is the maternity ward, so I don't think this is the right place." (The woman was like 75.), to which I asked "Well, she thinks she's going to a urology exam, do you know where that is?", and she told us to go down to the 6th floor. At this point, the old lady is becoming a total bitch, whining to me about having her walk too far because I don't know where I'm going. What the fuck? I'm not the one who has been there "lots of times", but doesn't even remember what it looks like.

So we went down to the 6th floor, and I asked some other nurse if we were in the right place. "Hm. She's supposed to register here, but then you have to go up to the 7th floor." Goddamnit. So, she gets registered, and I have to follow her upstairs again, after being told where to go. So we get there, and the old lady is still whining, even more so now because she has to wait for 10 minutes. And I have to wait with her, because she needs help walking the 5m to the examination room (seriously, she walked into the hospital just fine?!). So, after 10 minutes of awkward silence with this old lady, I help her inside, and then the doctor starts talking to her like I'm not even there, and when he tells her to sit down and get ready, I exclaim "Ehm, okay, you don't need me anymore, I'll just go!", and it turns out, the doctor thought I was her granddaughter (due to no scrubs), and he was just going to examine her while I was in the room. Who the hell wants to undergo a urology exam with their granddaughter in the room, and who wants to watch their grandmother have a urology exam?! And for some reason, I wonder if it's even allowed without consent or whatever.

Summarized: This shit is not my job! I'm supposed to listen to case summaries, write them down and hit "Send to writer for approval..", and that's it. I didn't sign up for dealing with bitter old ladies who are mean to people who are just trying to help, even if it isn't their jobs. I'm beginning to lose hope in old people - I haven't met anyone nice in a while.
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Post by: mat_mantra on 24 Jul 2008, 12:31
Meh, try taking care of guys who just got blown up, shot, and/or missing bits.  Not always the most pleasant people.  I'll take the geriatrics.

'Course, God knows we have enough of them on our ward right now too
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Post by: RobbieOC on 24 Jul 2008, 13:01
Dea Blorg Thread,

I have a friend moving to Boston next week. I will miss him! We are going to dinner tonight, and will have beer and food and it will be a night of fun times.

It is also ridiculous hot here right now (like, when I went to get lunch it was 101 F) and I don't want to go outside because of it. It makes for long, rather depressing days, since I'm not working right now and don't have any reason to force myself outside more often.

Love,

Robbie
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Post by: Caleb on 24 Jul 2008, 13:08
Dear Blog Thread

A hectic rainy overcast day in the library.

Then we found out that 5 kittens and their mother managed to sneak into the heating/cooling grate and are living in there.  They are really long haired and fluffy.

They also seem pretty feral.  I dunno what is going to happen.  A few people have pledged to adopt some of the kittens if we manage to catch them.

Maybe I will talk to my landlord and find out if I can keep pets.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 24 Jul 2008, 21:05
Okay I am actually pretty glad to be home

Speaking of Newcastle- Yahooing horseman's wild street ride (http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/yahooing-horsemans-wild-street-ride/2008/07/25/1216492686049.html). I found it pretty amusing.  :-)
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Post by: Dissy on 24 Jul 2008, 21:18
dear Blog Thread,

Fuck.  Where did all the awesome rain go?  Also, I started a diet to help me tone up for next semester.  No Carbs for 2 weeks.  Double Fuck.  Although, my Dad got some awesome sugarless choclate from Belgium.  Really expensive, but man, its like an orgasm or something.  Kevin recomends, 10 out of 10 stars, A++, all that stuff.

Love,
Dehydrated,a nd no-Carbs Kevin
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Post by: Johnny C on 24 Jul 2008, 21:27
Ran into a cute girl at the bar last night, by which I mean I thought I saw her early in the evening and she wound up standing right beside me during the concert. After overcoming initial nervousness related to the couple I was with peacing out for like forty minutes form the pub and leavin' me alone, :x, I tapped her on the shoulder. She turned around and laughed, "Oh, fuck, why is it always when I'm wasted?" We had an alright interaction though I was a bit clumsy and awkward.

I think this is good, right?
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Post by: tommydski on 24 Jul 2008, 22:14
Yes!
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Post by: jodizzle on 24 Jul 2008, 22:37
Dear Blog Thread,

Our new store manager at work is totally hot.

Love Jodie
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 25 Jul 2008, 12:08
Oh Dear Thread,

I saw the Hold Steady the other night! It was rockin and wonderful until the bouncer grabbed me by the neck and threw me backwards. I guess he thought I had something to do with some guy running up on stage like a moron. Then we headed back to another venue for the after party and I went into the band room, because the band room generally has free beer. I am undecided still on whether or not it's a good thing that I basically have the run of the place when I'm there, to be a regular at a bar. The band was Australian! I kept calling them Australasians. I think I mentioned Harry Inlander at one point since... something about Canberra. I think the actual words I used were "one of the nicest beards I have ever seen ever". Anyway, they were pretty terrible. 

I did, however, flirt with an acquaintance while there. He already had a crush on me, and while he is ridiculously cute, he is really annoying. The very next day he'd written on my wall on facebook and talked to me through the im service on there. I guess I'll just see how it goes and maybe he's so annoying is because every time I've seen him he's been absolutely wasted.

I promise I'm not a groupie,
Brittany
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Post by: Emaline on 25 Jul 2008, 12:53
Dear Blog Thread,


In less than 15 minutes, I am going to go have lunch with someone to discuss my art. He is looking for artists to publish.

I am basically nervous as hell, and anxious, and wishing this was over already.
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Post by: Kaktion on 25 Jul 2008, 13:31
My city was finally on the news! We were famous for one shining day because of horrible, horrible hurricane weather and, for that day, my entire region was united against the fierce winds of Hurricane Dolly! And I wasn't there.

I mean sure, I should be glad that I was at a beach in Sunny San Diego the day my friends were bored out of their minds, shut inside their homes without power and watching trees topple outside their homes and stuff, but I am still kind of disappointed I did not ride the hurricane. Also, my flight's been cancelled three times in the span of a week because of complications caused by Dolly. I have the worst luck.
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Post by: Tom on 25 Jul 2008, 15:27
Run away, it's Hurricane Dolly!! :-D

If only they named it Dextra...
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 25 Jul 2008, 16:40
Dear You Guys,

i saw A Hawk and a Hacksaw last night and holy shit was it amazing. hands down, the best show i've ever been to. couple of things to address: i did not realize the girl (whatever her name is) was so pretty, and also....the accordion looks really fucking hard to play.
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Post by: Eli on 25 Jul 2008, 18:28
Dear blog thread,
Yesterday I went shoe shopping with my boyfriend for cute dressy shoes that I can wear with skirts since I've outgrown the ones I own. My boyfriend tried to help and picked out these (http://207.236.61.38/MainServer/items/images/36595.jpg) (Apologies if anyone likes shoes like those). I told him they looked like something old people would wear and it hurt his feelings. I apologized many times, but he was upset for the rest of the day. I'm not sure what was up.

I'm desperately looking for a job and have been for 3 months now, but no luck. I've shrunk down so low I'm thinking of applying to Wal*Mart because they seem to be the only ones that employ people with no job experience around here. I keep telling myself that I could put up with working there for 3 months, then find a new job. 
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Post by: Johnny C on 25 Jul 2008, 20:04
Dear You Guys,

i saw A Hawk and a Hacksaw last night and holy shit was it amazing. hands down, the best show i've ever been to. couple of things to address: i did not realize the girl (whatever her name is) was so pretty, and also....the accordion looks really fucking hard to play.

I saw them at the Winnipeg Folk Festival! Really excellent band. I would not have ever thought to myself "I feel like some avant-garde klezmer music" before seeing them but I've listened to them off and on since.
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Post by: jodizzle on 25 Jul 2008, 21:01
Dearest Blog Thread,

Stray Cats are touring Australia in February!  My brother is getting us tickets when they go on sale on Wednesday!  I am so very very very excited!  Stray Cats!

Also if February is when the big Sydney meetup is, I am going to have a fun month.

Love Jodie
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Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 25 Jul 2008, 22:04
I saw the Hold Steady the other night! It was rockin and wonderful until the bouncer grabbed me by the neck and threw me backwards. I guess he thought I had something to do with some guy running up on stage like a moron.

I saw them Monday night and it was fucking awesome.  Those guys just love to make music, and you can really tell.  The entire audience was singing along and I am still a little sore from jumping up and down so much.  I'm sorry that asshole bouncers put a blemish on something so amazing. 

Rachel wants her next body art to be done in oils but the artist didn't really think that was a good idea. We'll have to see.

Painting on people is pretty cool.  I did a project where I painted or drew on myself and a few of my friends, and it is still one of my favorite projects.  None of my models wanted to get naked or sit still for quite that long though. 

The artist is probably smart to not paint someone with oils, for several reasons.  Oils dry very slowly, and some pigments (especially reds) can really stain your skin.  They're usually a lot more expensive than acrylics, so an artist might not want to use them on a temporary canvas.  They are also a bitch and a half to wash off.  I've put oil paint on myself though, so it's doable, just annoying.



So, blog wise, last night I found out that my ex boyfriend is going to jail for petty theft.  Classy. 
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Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Jul 2008, 06:13
Hello Blog Thread.

I do not know why I love my job.
It is 11pm and freezing cold and I just got home from my Saturday dinner shift (after also being called in for the Saturday Breakfast/Lunch shift).
Do you know that normally there are three waitresses on the floor on a Saturday night?
Do you know how many waitresses were on the floor tonight?
Can you guess?
Is your guess one?

Tonight, hooray, of course I had a nice easy night listed in the books. Table of eight at seven, table of three at seven thirty. No problems. Easy. Early night, even.
People started flooding in at 5 before I'd even finished the afternoon prep. And somehow, somehow, with a full house and even some crazy families brave enough to sit out in the cold, I managed to make everyone extremely happy and enjoy their meal and buy dessert and sort out coffees and all those good things that waitresses help with. For five and a half hours I ran full speed around my cafe and checked up on everyone and recommended dishes and got special meals for the kids and chatted with my regulars and bought out birthday cakes singing and didn't get a single order wrong and generally worked it like Superwoman or something, if Superwoman waited tables. Most tables gave me a wholehearted 'thankyou' across the crowded bustling restaurant and one particularly exuberant bunch gave me group hug.
Even the facts that someone set their beer carton (and then the tabletop) on fire with the tea lights and I burnt my thumb something shocking trying to light those tricksy birthday taper candles with a cigarette lighter and by god it was fucking freezing didn't ruin it.



Simple things please simple minds I guess.
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Post by: ampersandwitch on 26 Jul 2008, 07:54
There needs to be an opposing viewpoint just so everyone doesn't run out and become a waitress after that post.

I am a terrible waitress.  I have terrible customers (an insane lady who tips, on average, 5.6[recurring] percent and steals all the jellies and gets angry when I speak to her unless she beckons me with a widely overweight finger to do her bidding), I work terrible hours (until three in the morning, a table an hour after 12), have terrible coworkers (last night, the guy who sounds like Chong asked me if I had emotional or psychological problems because I see things differently than other people and proceeded to not do any of his work for the rest of the night) and work in a terrible place (patina of greasy dirt on all surfaces in the kitchen, found a large shield beetle dying in the pie case when I cleaned it).  Rather than wonder woman, I am some odd superhero who, similar to Invisible Boy (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v631/kauhornz/?action=view&current=mystinvb.jpg), can smile forever, but only when people are watching.    My job is damage control, and rather than make everyone happy, my goal when I'm running around with 12 tables of drunk and hungry people alone in the dining room is simply not to fuck it up too badly.

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Post by: mooface on 26 Jul 2008, 11:38
hello there blog thread,

the night before last i went to go see my friend's show.  it was not really my kind of music (he was opening for some kind of screamcore band) but it was fun and i got to see people that i haven't seen in years.  unfortunately, one of those people was my ex-boyfriend who i hadn't seen or spoken to in over 2 and a half years.  the reason i had cut him off was because after we broke up he went completely insane... and he's still insane!  he cornered me and wouldn't stop going on about how much he still loves me and how he would still give up everything to be with me and if i would only give him a hint that we had a chance he would follow me to rome in a heartbeat.  i basically told him "uh i have a boyfriend who i love and i don't like you and i never will and it's been 3 fucking years since we broke up why aren't you over it."  oh, and get this:  he's just recently started a band called "Mai Kills".

yesterday was the worst day ever. 
i took an exam i know i bombed and the professor was a huge asshole to me because she hates me (and the reason she hates me is because she thinks i'm a dirty hippie. why would you teach environmentalism if you hate pussy vegetarian liberals???).
 
then, on the way to work i got in a really bad accident.  some asshole in fucking SUV pulled out right in front of me and i wasn't able to brake in time and now my car is totalled.  i guess i should be happy that i didn't die or whatever but i am pissed off because now i have no car and my life has suddenly become incredibly complicated just because some shitbag decided to suddenly pull out into a notoriously busy road without looking first.
 
to top it off, my creepy ex came and stalked me at work so that he could tell me that "even though i was drunk last night i meant everything i said i still love you and i will always want to be with you blah blah blah".  and i am annoyed, not sorry, because he's not even really in love with me.  it's not me he's obsessed with, he's just obsessed with being in love with me.  the whole time he talked to me he never asked about my life - i called my best friend right in front of him and was telling him about the accident and when i got off the phone my ex didn't even ask me about it.  all he wants to do is go on and on about how he's so great because of all the things he would do for me.  i told him i didn't want to see him anymore so hopefully he'll leave me alone now.  (moral of this story:  don't date emo kids).

oh, and then i went to see mamma mia and it was awful.

i hope today will be a better day.
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Post by: thepugs on 26 Jul 2008, 12:01
Apparently North Carolina is wreck city these days - glad you're okay.

Your ex sounds like a real dick.  Hope you manage to avoid him.
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Post by: tommydski on 26 Jul 2008, 12:24
oh, and get this:  he's just recently started a band called "Mai Kills".

This is definitely the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I'm actually sort of mad this waste of semen was ever in your life.

I am sorry about your car but I am glad you are okay.
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Post by: Tom on 26 Jul 2008, 14:40
I watched Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas last night. Now, every time I read something in my head it sounds exactly like Johnny Depp. Yep, metre and all.
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Post by: KvP on 26 Jul 2008, 15:27
Glad to hear you're okay, Mai. That's a pretty shitty couple of days. Hope things start looking up.

I've had a rough time myself. I caught some sort of stomach bug and it's really wiped me out. I'm like a Zoloft commercial over here. Sleeping 14 hours a day, no appetite, loss of enthusiasm for things that I usually love doing, general malaise. But I think I'm feeling better (good enough for work, at least), and I made a real nice curry the other night. Also there are a whole lot of dead prairie dogs on the road today, which is sad.
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Post by: Emaline on 26 Jul 2008, 16:10
Dear blog thread,


I am really starting to dislike people. One person in particular. He just canceled on me, again, for the millionth time. Only this time, he tried to turn it around to make it seem like I was canceling on him. His excuse this time? Its too hot to drive. What? It isn't even that hot. And then I offered to take the bus. He told me that it was too hot out for me to do so! Ugh! I swear. I don't understand. If you don't like me, just say so. It isn't gong to kill you, and you obviously don't care if I am upset with you. What are you going to lose? I don't understand.

And if I say any of that to him, he gets all up in arms, and starts giving me other excuses. "I didn't mean to. You know I'm a flake. I'm sorry. You know how terrible I am with things like this" etc etc. And then I feel bad, and start apologizing. It's so ridiculous.

I am so frustrated, and I just want to hulk out, and yell at him, and tell him that the only reason I invited him out was so I could give him this stupid dvd that I've had forever, and keep forgetting to give to him, and that I just want to give him this damn dvd so I can just be done with him already, but all that is mean and terrible, and makes me a not so great person. Sigh. I hate being me and actually caring about people sometimes. Ugh.

/rant



Ps. Thanks, Anyways, about yesterday. It went over well, overall. I don't know. It seemed like the guy was trying to sell me the whole idea, and that he was intimidated by me. That is frustrating. I'd rather him not be completely intimidated by me.

Also, Mai, that sucks ass. I hate crazy stalkery type guys. I once dated this guy, who later joined a board I posted on to apologize o me. It was creepy as hell.
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Post by: Hat on 26 Jul 2008, 17:20
Last night the place I work at caught fire and now I probably need a new job.

That is all.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Jul 2008, 17:29
Hat, I have to ask. Did you start that fire? Did you start that fire by being too awesome? It's ok, we're all friends here.
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Post by: Hat on 26 Jul 2008, 18:03
If my being too awesome started fires that place would have burned to the ground a long time ago
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Post by: jodizzle on 26 Jul 2008, 20:33
Holy shit Brett really?  Like, burned to the ground? woah!

In other news last night I had a dream that Sam was in a band called 'Wombs in Crisis'.

Please start this band Sam.
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Post by: JediBendu on 26 Jul 2008, 22:54
I just had a pretty hectic evening at work. Even though I was kind of in a terrible mood and I complain about my job a lot, I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking with it and I have to say I've become a pretty good worker. Even if it is just part time, I haven't really been the most hard-working individual and working in a restaurant isn't fun work for me even for a little bit. I guess I'm on the road to true adulthood and responsibility. Which is good considering that my freshman year of college was by and large me being self-destructive (it pretty much worked) and now I have to deal with it.

One of my coworkers walked out in frustration at our busiest time tonight though, I have to say though I was more amused by it than frustrated that I had like twice as much work to do after that. The last thing I heard was somebody yelling at him as he was walking out the door "Don't go! We need more bread!" and I just had to smile to myself.

Then one of the particularly cute waitresses gave me a pretty sweet smile near the end of the night and it lightened my mood.

I also spent the last hour or so singing Elton John songs and that was pretty fun.
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Post by: Patrick on 27 Jul 2008, 03:33
In other news last night I had a dream that Sam was in a band called 'Wombs in Crisis'.

Please start this band Sam.

The first album should be called "Falcon Punch"

DEAR BLOG THREAD,

Some customers came through today and were really nice. They came out of nowhere and were like "We have something to tell you!" I was like, "Oh god, I hope I'm not pregnant again..." They laughed and said "We just went to the grocery store and the people there are idiots and are shitty at customer service. You are the best customer service person in Sitka ever! That is all." It made my day!

Then my friend Austin and I bought two massive cheesecakes. We couldn't finish them, so we went looking for people to give them away to. Eventually I wound up running across this really cute Ukrainian girl and (I'm assuming) her boyfriend, and I gave it to them. We even had individually wrapped plastic forks and everything. They were really happy about getting free cheesecake!

Late tonight I went with Austin and a bunch of other people to the elementary school, where we proceeded to play on the tire swings. HOLY FUCKBALLS those are fun. We want to go back at some point and do everything we did tonight, but do it with booze in us. This could not possibly lead to severe head trauma and/or spinal injuries, no way.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Hat on 27 Jul 2008, 11:16
Well that was a productive evening

Score ketamine off a man in the toilet of a gay club? Check.

Have D&M's with all of my former coworkers? Check.

Attempt to sleep with all my female former coworkers? Check.

Climb a drain pipe fucked on pills and horse tranquilizers because I lost my house keys? CHEEEEEEEECK.

I love my life.

Edit: Holy shit I don't know if it was the adrenaline from climbing two stories or not but I can't believe this shit really just kicked in four hours after I took it what the hell I'm going to go draw on my furniture
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Post by: morca007 on 27 Jul 2008, 13:12
Last night a friend from high school IM'd me to say he is off to Air Force basic tomorrow (today). He is going to be a Nuclear Weapons technician because he got a 99 on his ASVAB (highest score you can get).
It seems he held off on telling anyone until last night, because he wanted to surprise us?
I know it isn't my place, but I'm kind of disappointed, he's one of the most capable people I know and I think he can do a lot more than be in the chair force. He was on his way to being an EMT, ran his own computer repair business, and is a pilot.
Well, I hope he comes out of it ok.
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Post by: supersheep on 27 Jul 2008, 13:17
But when he leaves he'll be a pilot-paramedic with his own computer business who can BUILD NUCULAR WEAPONS.
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Post by: Ladybug on 27 Jul 2008, 16:23
Dear blog thread,

Today was a good day. I went to a football match (alone due to a delayed boat, which sucked), and my favourite team played like craaap, but managed to score two goals at 80 and 89 minutes, so we won 2-1, which was amazing. It's good to do the robbing for once, instead of being robbed.

Afterwards I went to hang out at friend's house with two other people (hadn't seen a couple of them for months), and it was nice. We went to a coffee shop and talked for like 3 hours. It feels good to be a normal, sociable human being at times!

And just now I got a text message from this online friend who I've known online for like 3-4 years and text messaged a tooon the past two years, asking if he could crash at my dorm room in the middle of August. Scary stuff. I don't know what to tell him! My dorm room is tiny, about 130 ft2/12m2, with a single bed, and what if we don't get along in real life, and then have to spend time crammed together in a tiny dorm room, while things are super awkward? I'm way more shy in real life, especially with people I don't know, but he knows more about me than, well, most people. He's even talked about wanting to be more than friends some day etc., but not in a while now. I don't know what to do or what the hell I want :/ He's a good friend (one of my best), even if we've never met (some might find that weird, but whatever), and it would suck thoroughly to lose that due to real life-awkwardness, but it might also be kinda nice, maybe?
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Post by: ledhendrix on 27 Jul 2008, 16:42
Blah Blah Thread

My summer is coming to an end.

Tiree was pretty awesome. Surfing fishing and cycling all the time. I went and met up with fellow forumite Oli and his friends and had a great time with them. Baked swimming, everyone should try it.

Amsterdam was amazing as well. We stayed in a nice enough hostel, pretty much in the centre of town (Bobs Hostel). Basically did the touristy thing, wandered about the city and got stoned. It's amazing how easy it is to wander into the red light district. We were just trying to find our way about the place and suddenly it was like "hey hookers". It was odd. The cannabis however was excellent. Best part of the trip though was hanging about with a really cool Russian girl, that we met in the hostel, for a couple of days. We ended up taking mushrooms together which was awesome. We rented some bikes out and cycled around the city, which was pretty fun. The surrealist thing happened when we weant to the Melkweg club one night and took some poppers. The security guards were all like "No Poppers" and searched us and stuff. They asked us if we had anything else, and i was like " just this weed" which they just gave back to us. Surreal experience.
 On the way back two of us took mushrooms just before we went to the airport, had a pint, smoked a joint and took some poppers. We got on a train that we weren't sure went to the airport or not which was pretty freaky, but once we got to the airport it was one of the weirdest funnest things ever. The two of us high on mushrooms with our one more sober friend, wheeling ourselves about on the luggage trolleys and just lying about the place. AWESOME.

Summer Camp was excellent as well. Got to meet everyone that I hadn't seen in years, just hung about in perfect weather having loads of awesome chat and just generally having a good time. Leaving was really sad though, won't really see all these people for another year round, I won't be a camper when I come back next year, I'll be an officer. I've built up some pretty special relationships with people at the camp and I was crying so much when I left. Every year I get really down when I get back from camp, because of the people that I'm missing. It's just such an excellent place.

The only things left this summer, are a fishing trip with my dad, and Connect and Belladrum music festivals.

University is looming and I'm getting mildly worried about whether I'm going to enjoy it or not.

That is all.
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Post by: Eli on 27 Jul 2008, 18:19
I have an interview with Target tomorrow. Hurray! I've heard from quite a few people that it's a really nice place to work.

A lot of my friends are pregnant or will be married soon and frankly, that's odd to think about. Luckily, most of them are still planning on college.
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Post by: KvP on 27 Jul 2008, 18:33
Amsterdam was amazing as well. We stayed in a nice enough hostel, pretty much in the centre of town (Bobs Hostel). Basically did the touristy thing, wandered about the city and got stoned. It's amazing how easy it is to wander into the red light district. We were just trying to find our way about the place and suddenly it was like "hey hookers". It was odd. The cannabis however was excellent. Best part of the trip though was hanging about with a really cool Russian girl, that we met in the hostel, for a couple of days. We ended up taking mushrooms together which was awesome. We rented some bikes out and cycled around the city, which was pretty fun. The surrealist thing happened when we weant to the Melkweg club one night and took some poppers. The security guards were all like "No Poppers" and searched us and stuff. They asked us if we had anything else, and i was like " just this weed" which they just gave back to us. Surreal experience.
 On the way back two of us took mushrooms just before we went to the airport, had a pint, smoked a joint and took some poppers. We got on a train that we weren't sure went to the airport or not which was pretty freaky, but once we got to the airport it was one of the weirdest funnest things ever. The two of us high on mushrooms with our one more sober friend, wheeling ourselves about on the luggage trolleys and just lying about the place. AWESOME.
That actually reminds me of a cool clip that I couldn't find on youtube, but is in this article, second one down. (http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/the_new_cult_canon_the_rules_of)

My day's been a bit bleak. Started the day and brushed my teeth, but accidentally swallowed some toothpaste and ended up vomiting for 10 minutes. From there I went to work, where they don't keep the AC on during Sundays, so I have to sit in an enclosed space that has 32 or so machines running nonstop, with no air circulation to speak of. Meanwhile my stomach bug hasn't gotten out of me just yet and I feel awful.
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Post by: Johnny C on 27 Jul 2008, 19:30
Quote from: Facebook news feed
[Cute girl mentioned earlier's name] is no longer listed as "single."

fffffffffffffff
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Post by: KvP on 27 Jul 2008, 19:32
And people question the utility of social networking.
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Post by: RobbieOC on 27 Jul 2008, 20:58
I actually got the exact opposite feed about a young lady I know whom I've been crushing on pretty hard for a while. How long is it appropriate to wait in such a matter before asking her out?
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Post by: Johnny C on 27 Jul 2008, 21:06
uck YOU, RobbieOC
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Post by: Liz on 27 Jul 2008, 21:10
Johnny is jealous because the ladies like Robbie more than they like him.
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Post by: RobbieOC on 27 Jul 2008, 21:13
That simply cannot be true. Luck is just a fickle bitch.

Johnny, if she says no, I'll send you her number and you can give it a shot. Better?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Jul 2008, 21:26
Nah man, that would be poor form.

Go for it and if it doesn't work life moves on!
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Post by: RobbieOC on 27 Jul 2008, 21:34
You are a gentleman and a scholar, and wise beyond your years.
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Post by: tommydski on 27 Jul 2008, 23:51
I'll take her number.

As the saying goes - "You've tried the best, now here's Tommy!"
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Post by: Tom on 28 Jul 2008, 01:57
Dear blog thread,

We, my German class, were under the impression that our teacher wouldn't come back from holidays until the end of the week. Thing is, she got back on Saturday so we did end up having a lesson proper. When, she finally got up to the classroom, this is one of the highest classrooms in the eastern suburbs, and we all started singing Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.
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Post by: Patrick on 28 Jul 2008, 02:53
Dear blog thread,

I should think about going and scoring some weed. That would be an excellent course of action. A non-excellent course of action would be to smoke it through my wooden pipe, because I don't know how hot weed burns. Instead, I will build a bong out of a Mountain Dew bottle.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: sean on 28 Jul 2008, 07:21
Me and my friend smoked that entirely not marijuana related product you just mentioned successfully through a wooden pipe the other day. One that we made. Mountain dew bottles are still rad though.
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Post by: KvP on 28 Jul 2008, 16:40
That is pretty awesome.
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Post by: RobbieOC on 28 Jul 2008, 18:14
Blog Thread,

Have you been to Common Ties (http://www.commonties.com)? Because they published on of my submissions, and I'm getting paid $50 for it! It's the second one down titled "Ask Maria Shriver". Check it out. I'm pretty excited!

Cordially,

Robbie

p.s. They spelled my last name wrong, but who cares, right?
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Post by: Aminal on 28 Jul 2008, 19:35
Dear Blog Thread,

I am well established in my career and my log cabin and when I get home from work every day, I take my dog and cats for a romp in the fields with the Black Angus.  (Those are cows, you city chilluns.)  Hawai'i was bitchin', and now work is trying to make me fat while I pretend to blend into this itty-bitty town where everyone knows all each other's business and there's less than 20 last names.

It's fabulous here.  I volunteered to serve beer at the Cantaloupe Festival last weekend and the headlining act sang a song with the lyrics "Baby get your fat legs offa me".  I'm still covered in ticks, but I've learned to love it.  I smell like beeswax, citronella, and Southern pine.  It is a strange and androgynously sexy scent.

That's that.

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Post by: Scarychips on 28 Jul 2008, 20:01
Dear Blog Thread,

This is the first summer of my life where I go out with my friends. I've always been known for being partially invisible when school is ending. I will go to the movies with two friends tomorrow night.

Also, my father likes The Weakerthans. I'll pass him "Reunion Tour" next time I'll see him.

I've been on a Zelda streak since last week. Now Playing Link's Awakening and Majora's Mask. I still get freaked out by the Moon.

Lastly, my jeans are getting too big. I need to get fatter.

Boringly,

Anthony
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Post by: sean on 28 Jul 2008, 20:40
BLLLOOOOOOOG THRAAAAAAD,

Guys. Guys.

I leave for Ireland on Wendsday. This is so ace.

That is all.
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Post by: Johnny C on 28 Jul 2008, 21:14
Black Angus.  (Those are cows, you city chilluns.)

I thought this was common knowledge.

I guess theoretically you could mistake the name for like a blaxploitation Braveheart.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Jul 2008, 21:42
Now I'm imagining Braveheart, but with Afros.

And funk.
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Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 28 Jul 2008, 22:34
Now I'm imagining Braveheart, but with Afros.

And funk.

I would watch this movie.

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Post by: KvP on 28 Jul 2008, 22:43
But would he trade funky freedom for marriage?
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Post by: Johnny C on 28 Jul 2008, 23:14
Baby you can't tie Black Angus down.
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Post by: Inlander on 29 Jul 2008, 03:11
Never forget Black Angus. He fought to liberate the Scottish funk from the English squares.
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Post by: Caleb on 29 Jul 2008, 07:56
Dear Blog Thread,

Today my friend Ralph showed me the trailer to his new full length film!  It's looking pretty awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKbTmNRMqwQ

I am so pissed I stopped making media projects after college ended.  I gots to create some media.
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Post by: inflatable_slide on 29 Jul 2008, 09:36
Dear Blog Thread,

I am so sleepy, I Think I'm still paying for all the fun i had at the weekend *yawn*.
Its lashing out of the heavens, I love how we were all deluded into thinking the sunshine and warmth would last, but this is Ireland so the heat and sun lasted abotu a week and now its pissing rain again :(

im watching some documentary abotu honey.. i want some honey now! mmm honey
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Jul 2008, 11:14
Dear Blog Thread:

I just had a dream that I was in some email webcam porn ring and people in the ring recognized me from the QC forums and there were lots of you people in the ring with webcams making porn.

Fucking stop it.
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Post by: Liz on 29 Jul 2008, 11:15
Guess I better stop making porn then.

Damn.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 29 Jul 2008, 11:18
Oh, wait, hold on, there were some lesbians on a webcam in the dream with hell of hot piercings and tattoos who went by Trepanation or something so if those girls actually exist, they should go ahead and stop lurking.
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Post by: tania on 29 Jul 2008, 11:46
i found out today that my housemate's rat has gained the ability to both escape from his cardboard home and go up and down stairs really fast. she has been putting off moving him to a bigger cage for basically ever, even though she already did buy a bigger cage for her previous rats last year but left it at the house we used to live in and it is like five minutes down the street and the people who live there now still have it in their garage, so there is basically no excuse and i can't even make her buy a new cage for her rat because she is out of the province and also her girlfriend broke up with her and she's all distraught, and also she is gross and constantly makes messes and forgets to turn things off but now i have to be really nice to her or some shit and she's going to be messier and more forgetful than ever.

arrghhh fucking this was a really stupid pretty thing to write about but i am overworked and tired. sorry everyone.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 29 Jul 2008, 12:19
The largest earthquake in Southern California since October 1999 just happened less than half an hour ago (and the largest in all of California since June 2005).  It was a 5.8 and less than 25 miles from me.
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Post by: Caleb on 29 Jul 2008, 13:53
arrghhh fucking this was a really stupid pretty thing to write about

Rats are pretty.

But, complaining about rats running up and down the stairs doesn't really seem petty to me either.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Jul 2008, 14:18
I'm amazed he took this long to work out how to get out of the little cardboard house we made for him.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 29 Jul 2008, 14:22
It's okay Tania, I am being petty RIGHT THIS MINUTE by not going home because my roommates constantly have loud annoying parties when I'm supposed to have my internship early in the morning. So last night I spent the night at the boy's place (and also recorded handclaps for a band called Dynomitasaurus) and went to my internship and now I am at the coffee shop that I love with my other coffee shop regulars (oh god I need to leave this town) and listening to Lil Wayne before watching Freaks and Geeks.

I bought this badass pair of headphones though with an easily replaceable cord that came with it's own screw on adapter thing and I just realized that all my music is of terrible quality. wah
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Post by: Lines on 29 Jul 2008, 17:20
Today I went to Ikea. I now want to redecorate everything.
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Post by: jhocking on 29 Jul 2008, 20:12
I just realized the microphone on my headset is busted. I was gonna record some singing to start a new thread. Now I'm annoyed.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Jul 2008, 20:56
Plug some earphones into the mic input, it'll work like a mic.
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Post by: morca007 on 30 Jul 2008, 00:32
Tonight I was in the most awkward fight in the history of the world.

*punch*punch*apology*punch*apology*

edit 4 hours(?) later:
I love having my biases broken. I hung out with the most awesome dude tonight, who just so happens to also be a crackhead, it doesn't stop him from being a kind, generous dude. He lent me a Deepak Chopra book.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Johnny C on 30 Jul 2008, 00:44
i just got back from an awesome judas priest concert

rob halford started the encore by riding a motorcycle onto the stage




then they played "hell-bent for leather"
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Post by: Orbert on 30 Jul 2008, 10:24
That sounds pretty sweet.
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Post by: imapiratearg on 30 Jul 2008, 10:43
Dear blog thread,

My car has a flat tire.  Like, totally flat.  It's like it went flat over lunchtime.  I mean, it's leaked air for about as long as I've had the car, but it never went totally flat in the course of about fourteen hours.  I mean, last night when I was bringing my friend home, I wasn't paying attention for a second and went off onto the shoulder of the road, which happened to be crumbling and a massive rut as well, and that might have fucked it up.  I don't suppose I can just fill it and go again.  It's never been totally flat.

Arg.
Matt
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Post by: squawk on 30 Jul 2008, 17:23
So I stayed at my brother's apartment for a couple days this past weekend and I made a photostory.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/rageaholicdove/cornflakes.gif)
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Post by: KvP on 30 Jul 2008, 17:31
Wait, so was bottle Paul Newman doing something illicit with box Harrison Ford and got caught, or...?
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Post by: squawk on 30 Jul 2008, 17:37
Uh no I just opened the cabinet and then was faced with SMIRKY HARRISON FORD. and then Paul Newman turns around to join the party. And then I get excited and spaz out with the camera.

My brother didn't even want corn flakes. He just bought it because he liked the box.
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Post by: Inlander on 30 Jul 2008, 20:00
Man I thought you were going to eat the cornflakes with the Paul Newman's sauce.

I was expecting gross-out comedy and I got arthouse.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 30 Jul 2008, 20:21
Did the Indy theme song start playing in anyone else's head when his face appeared?
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Post by: Dissy on 30 Jul 2008, 21:04
It did, until Paul Newman's face appeared, then I tried to connect the two actors to a single movie.
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Post by: tommydski on 30 Jul 2008, 21:40
While searching to see if they had been in a film together (nope) I discovered this site called Jew or Not Jew (http://www.jewornotjew.com).

Apparently they are both half-Jewish.
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Post by: Patrick on 31 Jul 2008, 01:00
Dear blog thread,

Why the hell do all the hot girls in this town have to turn out to be like 16? Seriously. God's single most evil, twisted practical joke to play on me: the Sitka High School softball team. I am also mad at Ukraine for very similar reasons.

That is all.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 31 Jul 2008, 01:37
Mr. Blag Treads:

I was clicking StumbleUpon when I noticed the url of the page that was to load. My heart skipped a beat as I saw the words "progressive striptease" in it. My mind cheered as I had assumed I had discovered porn of Flo from the Progressive insurance ads. Her ruby red lips, her mascara encrusted eyelashes, her enthusiastic WOW as she gives a man a paint can presumably filled with pure physical car insurance. How I long to hold her and whisper dirty thoughts of how my competitors might have lower prices, but they won't give her the full service she needs.

I was crushed when it turned out to just be some average skank stripping. I bet she doesn't even sell motorcycle insurance.
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Post by: Hat on 31 Jul 2008, 01:57
Hey Blog thread:

Remember how my old job burned down?

Well its less than a week later and I have two new jobs. It is fantastic.

One of them is at a specialty beer tavern that sells some of the best beers available commercially in this country, and the other is at basically the flashiest nightclub in the city.

The best part is these two jobs mesh together perfectly and even if I hate working at a flashy nightclub, I have been told the first job will have plenty of hours for me.

And I have a shift at another pub tonight with one of my favorite managers from my old job pulling beers at a laid back university pub.

Did I mention the first job brews their own beer on site?!?

P.S. Dear Methheads downstairs, please stop having your hysterical fights. You are really bothering me.

P.P.S.  Sorry about the overuse of paragraphs, I am just really excited that I went from working at one of the trashiest bars in the city to working at two of the classiest, and they were actually impressed by my resume.
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Post by: Patrick on 31 Jul 2008, 02:24
Did I mention the first job brews their own beer on site?!?

You should pull a Johnny Cash. Only instead of a car, you should bring home lots of beer. Then, you should give it to me. It'll save you the embarrassment of having only one tailfin.
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Post by: Orbert on 31 Jul 2008, 10:04
Great.  Just fucking great.

The company I work for has been posting record profits, one of the only companies in the industry to actually do so.  Our second quarter was up 11% YOY, which is totally unheard-of, especially during a recession.  The CEO recently made headlines when it was revealed that he made $30 million in compensation last year.  Thirty fucking million dollars.

And this morning they announced a round of layoffs which will wipe out my department and most of my division.  Because that's how you keep those record profits up.  You outsource the jobs overseas.

I joined this fucking company three years ago because in its nearly 100-year history, it had never had any cutbacks.  Never lowered compensation, never had any layoffs.  The company was rock solid, and obviously a great place to work and build a future.  This is the third round of layoffs since I started.  Fuck, what if this is all my fault?
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Post by: tommydski on 31 Jul 2008, 10:57
That sucks. Is your job comparatively safe?
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Post by: Spike on 31 Jul 2008, 11:11

And this morning they announced a round of layoffs which will wipe out my department and most of my division.

I think that means there's a possibility that his job is not safe.
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Post by: Caleb on 31 Jul 2008, 13:25
 This is the third round of layoffs since I started. [/i]

Man that's horrible.

Hang in there and start working on your resume just in case.
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Post by: Caleb on 31 Jul 2008, 15:36
Dear Fashion Trend,

Some young people just came into the library and I realized that I can't quite classify them.

They are all dressed in a somewhat "hiippy" manner but almost seem new age as well.  But they are really young so both of those terms don't really fit them.

Hmm.  Long patterned skirt and a Lynard Skynard T-shirt wooden cross necklace, lots of beaded bracelets, the guy is wearing a beat-up flannel with holes in it.  The two girls have died hair, one half brown half blond, the other is dyed off-red.  The guys has his hair half short half long.

I dunno.  Is this a new fashion trend or something?  Hippy post-apocalyptic clothes?

I suppose I should be concerned by my desire to classify every human being a I see during the day.

Or maybe at the venerable age of 26 maybe I am just afraid that I am so old I don't know what's cool and "hip" anymore.
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Post by: jhocking on 31 Jul 2008, 15:44
I have a number of things to complain about, but the only one I really care to whine about right now is my ear. My ear really hurts since I got back from swimming, I think I have an ear infection. ow ow ow
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Post by: KvP on 31 Jul 2008, 15:50
If you had listened to Mr. T (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTwaX2AAAlQ&eurl=http://www.avclub.com/content/newswire/mr_t_snickers_ad_pulled) and played some contact sports instead of swimming, you'd be fine. Unless you broke something.

Cut the jibba jabba.

(That sucks though, I had to get surgery on my ears due to infections. Do yourself a favor and don't let your parents leave you at day care centers)

Anyway, met an old friend today on campus, we reminisced about the elementary school times, back when South Park was a new show. I saw a hawk on some power lines. I'm probably going to make some fruit soup here soon, whatever that is.

Also I came to a realization today. I was heading up to Boulder to see a friend who goes to CU. For the past year or so I've pretty much decided that CU was where I was going to attend school after all this junior college business is through at the end of next semester. But I realized something as I travelled to my friend's place - I fucking despise Boulder. I loathe it with every fabric of my being. I hate hate hate hate hate hate it. I would be miserable there.

So my (previously distant) second choice, CSU, is looking better. And campus is only about 2 miles from my house, so if I so choose I can mooch off my parents for another 4 years! hooray!

Stay in drugs, drink your school, and don't do milk and you can get work!
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Post by: 0bsessions on 31 Jul 2008, 16:22
*Sigh*

(http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_120903.jpg)

*Weeps* Manny, you turned into an absolute douche the last couple months, but I'm still gonna miss ya.
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Post by: tommydski on 31 Jul 2008, 16:24
To be fair, he's always been an enormous mercenary douchebag.

Two World Series and so many hilariously great memories though. Just Manny being Manny. He'll be missed.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 31 Jul 2008, 16:32
dear blog thread,

i am really looking forward to switching my major to something more interesting and less practical.

love,
anna
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Post by: Orbert on 31 Jul 2008, 16:43
Blog blog update:

So "wipe out" isn't quite what's happening.  One of my coworkers jumped the gun or was maybe misled, but he's always doom and gloom and I should've known better.  The official line is that "a certain percentage" of our jobs will be outsourced over the next six months.  There will be at least some regular employees kept on.  Details to follow.  I can hardly wait.

My new goal is to make it as completely obvious to all who matter that I am totally irreplaceable.  I must be one of those kept on, because nobody does it better.  Actually, that's possibly true.  I've only been an employee for a year and a half, and have picked up some bonuses and won some awards for stuff.  Going above and beyond, busting ass on weekends, all that.  Hopefully that'll count for something.  Thanks for the thoughts, everyone.
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Post by: Dissy on 31 Jul 2008, 16:49
*Sigh*

(http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_120903.jpg)

*Weeps* Manny, you turned into an absolute douche the last couple months, but I'm still gonna miss ya.

*Kevin watches in glee as the Red Sox begin their spiral downwards.*
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Post by: Johnny C on 31 Jul 2008, 23:45
man fuck this week
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Post by: jodizzle on 01 Aug 2008, 00:21

One of them is at a specialty beer tavern that sells some of the best beers available commercially in this country

Did I mention the first job brews their own beer on site?!?

THE BREW HOUSE?  ARE YOU WORKING AT THE BREW HOUSE?

Or somewhere awesomer?
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Post by: Peet on 01 Aug 2008, 12:59
Ogle bad rat herd,

I am going to Cardiff to bartend a Welsh language folk festival (part of an Eisteddfod) for a week which will either be horrendous or great. Also I am going out with my friends for my birthday which is the first collision of home and university people. I hope they get on nicely.

A (not very) long story short(er) is that i will see you monday week, bye.

(<3)

PS i sometimes think that i overuse paratheneses.
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Post by: jhocking on 01 Aug 2008, 16:57
Awesome dude!
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Post by: tommydski on 01 Aug 2008, 16:58
Good job, Jens.  :-D
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Post by: Tom on 01 Aug 2008, 17:47
I is jealous  :-D

Bear dog LTHR DAE,

I fail hard at anagrams and 'cause I only got like two hours sleep on Thursday I fucked up my English Ext. 1 speech on the primitive or double self in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells, which was on the Friday. I stumbled blindly through my speech and stuttered over simplistic words like "unconsciousness". It's been getting harder for me to get longer than at least 7 hours of sleep a night since mid-July.

Yours hopelessly,

T.J.
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Post by: Hat on 01 Aug 2008, 18:00
THE BREW HOUSE?  ARE YOU WORKING AT THE BREW HOUSE?

Or somewhere awesomer?

THERE IS NOWHERE MORE AWESOME THAN THE HOUSE OF BREW
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Post by: Johnny C on 01 Aug 2008, 22:47
Jim and I just packed up forty-two copies of Polymaths' EP.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k157/jcsunshine/Photo212.jpg)

Coming soon to uh somewhere I hope
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Post by: Ladybug on 02 Aug 2008, 02:07
Awesome, Anyways! Is it printed online, or just in the paper version? May have to check it out.
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Post by: morca007 on 02 Aug 2008, 03:57
Poison oak is the worst.
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Post by: Patrick on 02 Aug 2008, 04:02
Jim and I just packed up forty-two copies of Polymaths' EP.

Coming soon to uh somewhere I hope

Oh shit, let us know what kind of responses you get! Also, another congratulatory shout for Jens, that's absolutely amazing! Okay now I can post the goings-on of my past couple of days.

Dear Blog Thread,

At my dad's house, there is a gold-coloured cat we call (wait for iiiit...) Goldie. He went missing for a week, and we thought he had been eaten by a fox. So when Goldie reappeared two days ago, we were very relieved! I am disgusted by my dad's movement to order fox traps, though. For one, killing something for wanting to have dinner is just plain fucked up, in my opinion. Second, Goldie is fine! The worst of his injuries are from scratching at various bodily itches! The fox is apparently guilty even though none of our cats have even been touched, and the sentence is a potentially slow and agonizing death ("painless" traps don't always work perfectly, too many variables in play). Eating meat is one thing, killing an animal that hasn't done shit is quite another.

Love,
Me
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Post by: Scarychips on 02 Aug 2008, 04:48
Hear Trog Bleadd,

This morning, I woke up with the sound of my mom vomiting. She was in her room with a big bowl in her hands and I thought she was coughing out a lung. I do not know why she was in this state though.

Have a nice day,
Anthony.
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Post by: Dissy on 02 Aug 2008, 09:37
Dear Blog thread:

Here I am, at school, on a Saturday.  Studying for my finals early next week.

I tried to make my first LOLCats, but then realized, they aren't funny.

Also, Patrick's hometown post reminded me of Pogs, does anybody remember those?  Any one still have some?
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Post by: öde on 02 Aug 2008, 09:40
Eating meat is one thing, killing an animal that hasn't done shit is quite another.

Huh? As if the animals people eat aren't 'innocent'?

Congratulations Jens and the Polymaths!
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Post by: Emaline on 02 Aug 2008, 11:18
Dear blog thread,

I am currently at the zoo. It is hot and muggy and gross. There is a nice breeze, but that doesn't make up for the on my ankles from the god damn dinosaur exhibit. I don't remember the zoo ever being this dirty. I wonder if they sell wipes here.

Earlier I listen to a zoo keeper explain the difference between a mouse and a pairie dog to a group of what I can only guess were asian exchange students(they were younger, and spoke with very thick accents). It was quite possibly the funniest thing I've heard all day. The zookeeper was quite dismayed when one of the students asked her where she could by one of the pairie dogs.
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Post by: Johnny C on 03 Aug 2008, 03:13
SEE: THIS POST (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14173.msg685654.html#msg685654)

FUCK

MY

LIFE
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Post by: pwhodges on 03 Aug 2008, 03:26
blogblogblogblogblogblogblog

I went to last night's BBC Prom concert at the Albert Hall - an all-Stockhausen program.  I enjoyed much of it (but not all - I may write elsewhere about that), and was pleased for the opportunity to see my son (who lives in another country from me) who was one of the soloists.  As much of Stockhausen's music (and all of last night's) is concerned with spacial aspects of sound, listening in stereo on the radio just wouldn't have cut it.

Paul
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Post by: Johnny C on 03 Aug 2008, 03:31
paul i have changed my mind

you have led enough of a life for yourself, me and two other forumites

what does your son play? what stockhausen segment didn't you like? this interests me.
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Post by: pwhodges on 03 Aug 2008, 03:55
More life?  That's called being older; though I do seem to have done a number of things on the way.

My son played the piano part in the live version of Kontakte.  It was the best piece in the concert anyway, but they did it justice.  I didn't like the new piece (a world premiere of a totally electronic piece), and the performance of Gruppen was badly flawed.  My (step-)son and family are coming to lunch soon, so I will expand this later - hopefully this evening.

Glad you feel a little better.

Paul
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Post by: valley_parade on 03 Aug 2008, 07:51
Queer Dog Head,

I went to a ballgame with my friend last night. While waiting for the game to start (hour and a half rain delay), he'd mentioned his face had been feeling numb for the past few days. The right side of his face looked a little screwed up. He decided to head across the street to the hospital and get it checked out. Two hours later (and a 3 run lead BLOWN), he comes back with the diagnosis of Bell's Palsy. =/

Which we both understood as "this is terrible, let's go to the bar". At said bar, I met up with some friends, and also saw what seemed to be every douchebag that I went to high school with. It's wicked rad when you can't really come up with an answer to "So what've you been up to?".

Needless to say, everyone got drunk and I need to track down whoever's got my Flogging Molly hoodie in their car.
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Post by: evernew on 03 Aug 2008, 11:01
Near fog bread,

I am not good at time management. I put the "pro" in "procrastination".
But still, I somehow managed to produce a version of my final thesis which is ready for hand-in at the exam office an entire day ahead of the deadline.

So I'm super stoked on that, one might even say stoqué.

After I hand it in tomorrow, everybody who toiled until the last minute shall congregate in the middle of my school's campus and get profusely hammered. The day after, I have to clear out my flat, the day after that I'm chock-full-busy with getting our ambulances ready for transit and on Thursday I shall depart for Iran.
No, not bringing democracy anywhere. Just ambulances.

I'm very thrilled about all this.
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Post by: Emaline on 03 Aug 2008, 15:04
A guy I like and I went out yesterday. He bought me dinner, and cigarettes. Progress?
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Post by: tommydski on 03 Aug 2008, 15:12
You can definitely confirm that he wants to sleep with you. Beyond that is anyone's guess.
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Post by: Lines on 03 Aug 2008, 15:38
Unless there's cyanide in there or something, that's a silly way to go about it.

I say progress! Unless you don't like him anymore. (That's progress in a way I guess, though, just not positive progress.)
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Post by: pwhodges on 03 Aug 2008, 16:15
Flog bread:

I've given you some Stockhausen - you know where to find it.

The aforementioned concert yesterday also included a world premiere and a UK premiere.  Stockhausen's last piece (he died last December) was a BBC commission for this concert: Cosmic Pulses (the 13th hour of Klang*).  From the program notes:
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This work is pure electronic music, there are no acoustic instruments.There are 24 melodic (pitch and rhythm) loops, comprising from 1 to 24 pitches, in 24 different registers.  These loops rotate at 24 different speeds around eight loudspeakers.  The loops are successively layered together from low to high and from the slowest to the fastest tempo.  Stockhausen composed 241 different trajectories in space, and he wrote "I do not yet know if it is possible to hear everything..."
The answer is, no it isn't.  And although the basic sound is pleasant, it varies hardly at all during the 35 minutes of its performance - in short it is tedious, and completely lacks the sonic interest of his first experiment in spacial movement of sound, Gesang der Jünglinge.  Although Stockhausen spent 50 years working on spacial aspects of sound, he never considered the technology (ambisonics) which might have made an experiment like this latest piece work, or at least work a bit better then it did (I won't go into the deficiencies of last night's sound projection in detail).

The UK premiere was Harmonien for trumpet (this piece together with versions for flute, and bass clarinet, forms the 5th hour of Klang).  The trumpet playing was fabulous - but the extreme serialism of the piece again rendered it ultimately repetitious and essentially boring.

Maybe I'll come round to these pieces - but then again...

Paul


* Stockhausen wrote lots of pieces in sets, like his seven operas named for the days of the week (eat your heart out, Wagner), and this uncompleted set of 24 for the hours of the day.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Aug 2008, 20:47
Guys, I think we've reached Peak Things-That-Rhyme-With-Blog-And-Thread.

Smear Nog Said,

I got a call from my best friend today after a week and a half of unbearable silence. Also a girl told me I resemble Michael Cera (I think this girl was a little dim, bless her heart) I got a "nightclubbing" ringtone and instantly regretted making the purchase. I also bought MGS Mobile and it's surprisingly playable. I also watched In Bruges and felt vindicated for having maintained that Colin Farrell is actually a pretty good actor.

2009 is looking like a banner year for vidya games.
Peace.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Aug 2008, 01:38
Queer Dog Head,

I went to a ballgame with my friend last night. While waiting for the game to start (hour and a half rain delay), he'd mentioned his face had been feeling numb for the past few days. The right side of his face looked a little screwed up. He decided to head across the street to the hospital and get it checked out. Two hours later (and a 3 run lead BLOWN), he comes back with the diagnosis of Bell's Palsy. =/

...Dude what the fuck? My brother, his friend Ben and I went to see Ignite a few weeks ago and Ben had been complaining of a persistant headache all day that hadn't gotten better with codeine. A couple of days later he went to the doctor because he still had the headache and he'd woken up with the right side of his face all paralyzed.
Fucking Bell's Palsy man.
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Post by: Patrick on 04 Aug 2008, 03:04
Huh? As if the animals people eat aren't 'innocent'?

Eating is for survival. Killing an animal that would only be guilty of trying to do the same thing, if it had even killed our cat to begin with? That's like in Les Misérables, where Valjean has stolen a loaf of bread to feed his niece, and winds up with life in prison. Apples and oranges, man.

Fleer's frog bled,

Today, I saw new people in drive-thru. It turns out that there is an entire new family that just moved here after being transferred here with the Coast Guard! They were really nice and they gave me a good laugh while I took their order. Hopefully that will leave them with a good impression of this town, but won't leave them with high expectations that this town will surely not meet (I am a nice motherfucker).

The other day, I bought two books from a lovely bookstore downtown. One is a collection of about 370 haiku by Buson Yosa, and another is a collection of mostly 4-line love poems by the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. He liked booze and women. I'll show you some of my favourites.

When young, we form our habits,
As a youth, I grew fond of beer.
When I die, dry out my bones,
And grind them up for yeast to brew more beer.


Another:

I've only known this girl for one day,
Shall we spend the night together?
In the morning, after we say goodbye,
Plenty of time then to be alone.


And my personal favourite:

When it comes to cultivating your mind,
Better to be like a donkey than a horse;
While the horse is still being saddled,
The donkey has reached the mountain pass!


Dude was a fuckin' rock star.
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Post by: Eli on 04 Aug 2008, 07:33
For an early birthday/Christmas present my boyfriend's dad are taking my boyfriend and I to New York for All Tomorrow's Parties Festival. The lineup (http://atpfestival.com/events/atp-ny/line_up.php) looks amazing. There's still a slight chance that scheduling won't work out, but if it does, yay.
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Post by: evernew on 04 Aug 2008, 08:40
I CAN HAS DEGREE

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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Aug 2008, 09:23
Fucking Bell's Palsy man.

Jeez, that sucks. Fuck Bell, and the palsy he rode in on.

Today I had to give a 30-45 minute presentation of selected recordings I had made in the past year of my course. I went in with absolutely no preparation (due choosing a poor day to wake up with a horrible toothache, I missed the day the assignment was handed out and didn't find out about until 4 days before I had to give it) and walked out with a mark of 90%, from essentially bullshitting my way throught it. The best part was I got marks for "not relying on notes."

Sometimes, things work out, I guess.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 04 Aug 2008, 17:37
Fear the hedge thread

Today I nearly drowned. I was wading about in a river fishing, the river was alot higher than I am used to and I took a step to deep and slipped up. My waders started filling up and I was getting swept downstream. I hooked myself onto a rock and pulled myself back to shore. Luckily the water was pretty warm, or I would have been even more pissed. I think I may exercise more caution whilst fishing in the future, I don't really want to repeat that again.
I didn't even catch anything.

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Post by: jhocking on 04 Aug 2008, 18:06
That is what you get for descending to the ground.
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Post by: Patrick on 04 Aug 2008, 20:57
Nah, he just did it wrong. Pick the firm brown and green one, not the blue one that's moving around and gives way easily, genius.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Aug 2008, 23:25
My boyfriend is going to the Wombats concert in Sydney tonight.
I am pretty bummed.
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Post by: KvP on 04 Aug 2008, 23:38
Dear diary,

Why did mediafire start sucking? Before it was the fastest uploading service I used, and now it's taking 5 minutes to upload 2.5 megabytes of information. What have I done to deserve this?

Also, I was recently exposed to the concept of Twilight and am now dreading the impending cultural saturation of vampire fiction tailored for preteen girls. At least all that vampire shit was tucked away in a niche when it was all LARPing and romance novels. It's going to be like Harry Potter but so, so bad.
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Post by: Inlander on 04 Aug 2008, 23:45
I saw a massively over-hyped Romanian film today. I guess that's bound to happen during a film festival, though.

On the plus side, my aim (twice thwarted in previous years) to see at least one film on every day of the Melbourne International Film Festival is on track and looking good! less than one week to go.

. . . Holy crap, I've seen 15 films in 12 days.
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Post by: Storm Rider on 05 Aug 2008, 00:30
I don't think I've seen 15 films in the past 2 years.
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Post by: squawk on 05 Aug 2008, 01:36
Saw the Faint tonight. Good show! It was a lot of fun. They seemed kind of tired, though.

It was really fucking cold in SF but what else is new. I guess the weird thing is that when we got back to Walnut Creek it was also in the mid-50's. What the fuck! It was like, seriously, 90 today. WHERE DID THE HEAT DISSIPATE TO

Before the show we went to this tiny French restaurant and oh God it was so delicious
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Post by: Inlander on 05 Aug 2008, 03:44
WHERE DID THE HEAT DISSIPATE TO

Was the sky clear at night? If there are no clouds to keep the warmth of the day in, the temperature can plummet once the sun goes down.

Also, Dear Blag Thread: today I received in the mail the newly-released D.V.D. of Josie Long's show Trying is Good. Because I got the order in nice and early, I got one of the 1000 limited edition discs, with a hand-written post-card by Ms. Long. It says "If you want something to exist, sometimes you have to make it yourself." Aww. Josie Long, bless 'er.

I was surprised that the disc arrived so promptly, as it had to come from the U.K. to Australia and I only ordered it one week ago. But then, things that I order from Amazon always come ridiculously quickly. By contrast, when my ex-housemate ordered from them, her stuff took forever to arrive. I think Amazon loves me.

Maybe it will be my girlfriend?
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Post by: KvP on 05 Aug 2008, 08:31
Always be wary of girls in debt, man.

Anywho, I decided that I am going to start watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because I am bored at work. It's one of those WB shows that seemed pretty nerd...tacular but was also sort of embarassing, like Xena or whatever had Gene Roddenberry's name slapped on it at the time, or even the low-rent ones like Beastmaster or The Lost World, back when I was a kid. The effects and dialogue seem pretty cheesy now, but there's something irresistible about it that compels me to watch even when I'm not terribly thrilled by it. Perhaps it is the knowledge that somewhere behind all this is a dude with a head the size of a pumpkin.
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Post by: Lines on 05 Aug 2008, 08:43
Man, I came in to help out a professor clean the freshman studios and I've been waiting for 2 hours. I am going to start on a different studio and probably leave early. Yes, they were doing me a favor by letting me help out, but this is ridiculous.
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Post by: jhocking on 05 Aug 2008, 12:12
oh i get it

I just noticed this is still in my photobucket:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/pow.jpg)
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Post by: sean on 05 Aug 2008, 14:16
Man, Ireland is such a rad country. It is nice and chilly and I love it. I can actually go outside and not feel like I'm melting cause its so goddamned humid outside. I also climed a huge mountain, crough patrick, yesterday. It was terrible to climb, but the view from the top was mind blowing. The land is so pretty here. I could just drive for hours looking at shit. It's so awesome.
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Post by: supersheep on 05 Aug 2008, 20:55
Unless you did it barefoot you are not holy.
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Post by: RobbieOC on 05 Aug 2008, 21:37
It was 105 Fahrenheit today, and I nearly passed out while driving (and I don't know why, because I drink a lot of water during the summer, but apparently not enough, I guess). Not a fun experience!

Tomorrow is the "celebration" of the life of Bobby Murcer, who played for the Yankees for a long time, and then was their announcer. It is being held at my church. I met the guy several times and he was a real cool guy, just really classy and nice to everyone, so I am glad I get a chance to go and experience it.

On the other hand, they are expecting most of the current Yankees roster, plus lots of old Major League Baseball players to be there, which is cool, but since OKC is still pretty new to the whole famous people scene, I kind of feel like it will just be a circus, and that there will be a lot of people there just to see ARod and Derek Jeter, which seems kind of ridiculous at a guy's funeral. Hopefully I'm wrong.
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Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 05 Aug 2008, 22:59
Dear Blog thread, today sucked. I found out I have Monday off so I can go to the Flaming Tsunamis' show except I have no ride and now I have to man up and ask the cute girl from Walmart that I've had a crush on forever if she wants to go.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Aug 2008, 23:27
That doesn't mean it sucked, man.

That means it is kicking you in the ass to do what you need to do. It is necessary for you to have a decent life.
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Post by: Inlander on 05 Aug 2008, 23:45
Today's film festival diary:

Today I saw a Japanese movie entitled Gachi Boy: Wrestling With a Memory. It was awesome. Imagine Memento, only with less car chases and gun-fighting (and faulty internal logic), and more jokes and wrestling.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Aug 2008, 23:51
Today I sort of spent $120 on getting my hair coloured and it doesn't actually look much different. Oops.

I am going to see Dark Knight tonight with a dude from my Flickr group! This is good because I am trying desperately to make some meatlife friends. I have been getting really lonely lately, so Sad in fact that last night I created an OKCupid profile. Surprisingly I ended up chatting to two very nice local boys so we will see how things go.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Aug 2008, 00:01
Dude what are you talking about
I have none of these skills!
Hence the desperate, pleading grope for any real actual people who will spend time with me.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Aug 2008, 00:05
One of these days I'm going to move in with Jodie and then I'm going to make her move to a more reasonable part of Australia and then you will have her around and then you don't need other friends because she is hot. Also, I am going to tag along.
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Post by: Social Bacon on 06 Aug 2008, 01:14
I just got a new laptop. :laugh:
It has Vista on it, oh well, right?
Wrong.
Fuck Vista.
Fuck life.
I'm wiping this piece of shit tomorrow and installing linux.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Aug 2008, 01:19
Man, I don't know why anyone would ever want to do that to themselves.
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Post by: Patrick on 06 Aug 2008, 03:58
Fuck Vista.

Holy shit dude, did you hear? The Senate stabbed the elephant-fuck out of Caesar.

Dear blog thread,

I have been having trouble sleeping. As in, I haven't slept at all in the last two days. I can't sleep tonight, either. This morning when I went to work I had to slam an entire bottle of NOS (the energy drink, not the gaseous compound) just to keep from blacking out. I don't know if tonight's insomnia is a result of this morning's consumption of what seems like bottled amphetamine or if my brain is just being a cunt and not letting me rest, but I do know that it fucking sucks.

One fun side effect was making verbal slips when I took people's orders at work today. I asked somebody if they would like any dipping sauce with their 10-piece McFlurry. I'm pretty sure I tried to take somebody's order when the fry timer started going off (the headset beeps when there is a car over the sensor, but it sounds very different from the fry timer). My manager couldn't even send me home 'cause the dude she was gonna call in wasn't answering his phone.

Tomorrow's gonna be awesome if this insomnia keeps up :)
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Post by: est on 06 Aug 2008, 04:13
Guys, Vista is pretty good, actually.

Anyways blog thread, I guess it's time we got acquainted.  Hi.  How do you do?  Formalities.

My housemate and I went to see Jimmy's band just like, an hour ago.  Well, 30mins really, but it started an hour ago.  It was really pretty good!  I have some undoubtedly crappy quality videos on my phone.  As soon as I figure out how to convert them into a format youtube likes and a way to upload them that doesn't take forever I will share!
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Post by: sean on 06 Aug 2008, 04:49
Unless you did it barefoot you are not holy.

I actually saw three dudes doing it barefoot. They are fucking nuts.

And besides, I'm not really into the holy thing. I'm more into the climb mountains thing.
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Post by: Social Bacon on 06 Aug 2008, 04:55
sleep madness

I was awake all of last night too. Just couldn't fall asleep, no idea why. I feel fine this morning, but I'll probably hit a wall this afternoon.
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Post by: Liz on 06 Aug 2008, 07:20
One of these days I'm going to move in with Jodie and then I'm going to make her move to a more reasonable part of Australia and then you will have her around and then you don't need other friends because she is hot. Also, I am going to tag along.

You can join me, I guess. I am moving in with Jodie so I can bake for her and maybe wash her dishes. In return I get free food and lodging while I visit sunny Australia!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Aug 2008, 07:47
What do you want to go to Toowoomba for?
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Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 08:11
No no no guys, Jodie is moving here because I have to take her to the prom! She had a dream! It was of the future.
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Post by: Orbert on 06 Aug 2008, 11:29
Blog Blog Blog,

I saw this woman walking and chatting on her cell phone.  It had a "hands-free" headset thingy, but it was the stupid kind with the microphone hanging on the cord that dangles from your ear, and unless it just happens to be pointing at your mouth, the other person can't hear what you're saying.  So she's holding the phone in one hand and holding the microphone in front of her mouth with the other.  Doesn't this more or less defeat the purpose of a headset?  I thought the idea was to free up your hands.

I wanted to tell her how stupid she looked, but she was on the phone at the time.  I wouldn't want to be rude.
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Post by: tania on 06 Aug 2008, 11:55
a few years ago one of my best friends dropped out of high school and kind of disappeared and it was pretty worrying and then like a year later she turned up in bc running a film and production company with her new boyfriend. kind of weird, and we didn't talk a whole lot after that, but she is apparantly doing really well so that is okay!
i got an email from her today saying her and her guy are publishing a graphic novel that will include a whole bunch of collected art from different canadian artists and that she really wants my art to be part of this. art is kind of this thing i do that is basically just a hobby and kind of secondary to everything else in my life so having it described to me in an email as "spectacular" is pretty flattering! and the whole being published part would be neat too. i will find out more about this i guess.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 06 Aug 2008, 12:07
Can you please draw Vladmir Putin and Tommy as seals making love and send that to her please?
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Post by: Kai on 06 Aug 2008, 12:19
That is excellent news!


Dear Blog Thread:

I think I got a job at an infoshop. Cool.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Aug 2008, 12:34
Tania, that's awesome!

Today I helped wage war on some of the studios today. Cleaning really messy rooms and emptying lockers is exhausting, but you know why I've helped out the past few years? Free supplies. I grabbed a ton of oil paint and stretchers for a friend and I got some nice markers, pad of Bristol, a bunch of pens, and random acrylic mediums and gesso. Basically a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff because people are silly and just leave this stuff around when they are told "take it or it'll be pitched."
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 06 Aug 2008, 13:06
Kai.. where have you been?
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Post by: tommydski on 06 Aug 2008, 13:14
Can you please draw Vladmir Putin and Tommy as seals making love and send that to her please?

She's drawn worse.
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Post by: Kai on 06 Aug 2008, 16:22
Kai.. where have you been?

I go on obscene posting sprees and then disappear for a while and then come back.
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Post by: jhocking on 06 Aug 2008, 16:47
whoah that is heavy, glad you came out unscathed from that close call
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Post by: Tom on 06 Aug 2008, 17:20
I feel like a total tool 'cause I was about complain about being sick. In other news, I just woke up from an awesome fever dream involving anthropomorphic crabs, plate tectonics, a rather phallic peninsula, the Bed Sea, Heart of Darkness and a place called Isla de la Barba Almeja .
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Post by: squawk on 06 Aug 2008, 17:44
so i guess this year for marching band one of our pep band songs is 'the final countdown'

fuck yes

also, my brother is playing mario galaxy right now and man i love that game. i don't want to go back to band camp.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Aug 2008, 17:55
dear blog thread,

it's hot!  :x

love,
Danny
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Post by: KvP on 06 Aug 2008, 18:21
Dear Love Bed,

I must make a decision. My friend wants me to visit her, and I have two choices. One is to crash with her in Seattle for a weekend. This will be relatively cheap (I can afford it right now) but she's pretty busy and might not have much time for hanging out, which would be the point of the trip. Also I would have to get everything squared away in a few days time. The other option is to postpone for a semester and fly to Paris, where she will be attending grad school. Thing is I don't even know if I'll have enough money for airfare at that point, much less if I'll have a place to stay, or food to eat. In addition the longer I put this away the less likely it is I'll make it, and also if I go to Paris, I will likely have no money at all to go to Chicago in August. I doubt I could get the parentals to fund anything. Although... Over Winter Break I'll have graduated with an AA and will be in transit to a larger college, and if I were to wrangle a hilariously expensive trip out of my parents at any point that would be a good a time as any.

Decisions, decisions.
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Post by: pwhodges on 07 Aug 2008, 00:07
That's great!  Having something potentially lethal sucks - I know, as I had cancer 20 years ago.  Do they want to deal with the cyst somehow, or can they just let it be?
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Post by: tommydski on 07 Aug 2008, 00:32
we have been operating under the assumption that it was a tumor for the past 3-4 years so this is a pleasant surprise, to say the least

They were operating for all that time and they didn't even know what it was?

Man, Texas has some sketchy doctors.
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Post by: Kai on 07 Aug 2008, 00:40
doctors are pretty universally sketchy no matter where you are, man
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Post by: tommydski on 07 Aug 2008, 00:44
Missed the pun!  :-o
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Aug 2008, 00:51
Token Blog Thread Greeting,

As Est already mentioned I had a gig with my black metal band last night. It went quite well, there were a fair amount of people there and it was heaps fun to play live again, we haven't really done much gigging since our last rhythm guitarist got RSI in his hand and wasn't able to play guitar anymore but Josh, our new guitarist is not only really good but also an awesome dude who is cool to hang out with. He's also a suduko fiend but that's not why we got him. Veering back on topic, it was a battle of the bands kind of deal and given that the band has been together, in various incarnations, for the last six years and given that the other bands were decidedly newer (and terrible) I'm pretty sure we won, which is really great. So thank you to Est and his housemate for coming out and watching us make loud noises.

I also had my first day of my new job today. It's with the same market research firm that I have been working for but in a different division; I'm no longer an interviewer and I get to wear fancy office clothes which means that I'm significantly better dressed than usual. Basically I'm just doing data entry kind of stuff but I also help with checking the data and making sure that no one has made any mistakes. I get a little bit more money per hour and way more hours per week which essentially means that barring any financial catastrophes I shall be coming to Boston in January afterall. Hurrah!
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Aug 2008, 02:11
I actually saw three dudes doing it

LOL

Sup,

In my anger at being unable to sleep, I forgot to mention that I got paid yesterday (the 5th)! After work, I rode my bike to the bank, checked how much I had (the bank is closer than my house and there's shit to do nearby, so I figured it was worth it), and basically I am a single paycheck away from being able to buy one of these (http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-62-Jaguar-Electric-Guitar?sku=510482). As any Guitar Topic veteran will tell you, I have been salivating over one of these motherfuckers for years, so I am pumped for my next payday, which is on the 20th.

After that, I'll just have to save a couple more paychecks before I can get a bunch of recording gear, at which point I can just borrow my friend's drum kit in Albania and another friend's bass. Then I can make an album with a "full lineup", and all by myself to boot. I am so excited I could explode!

Love,
Me!
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Post by: jodizzle on 07 Aug 2008, 04:08
Dear Blog Thread,

Woah, everyone wants me to move in with them.  I am so popular.  Guys, guys, you can ALL cook for me and do my dishes.  And take me to prom.  There is no need to argue.

Speaking of arguing, last night Loxley and I had a giant fight!  All about how much of a mean jerk he is who never pays attention to me or makes me feel importanmt!  he slept on the couch and everything!

Then tonight I got home from work to find the house dark, but on the kitchen counter was a shiney colourful glowing vase with a huge boquet of flowers!  And he had cooked dinner!  And washed up!  he NEVER does things like that!  Maybe he payed attention to what I said after all!  I was all eeee and happy, and now I have flowers.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_2192.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/ebony_willow/100_2195.jpg)
I don't know if you can read his writing but the card sayd <3 fag.  So touching.
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Post by: jimbunny on 07 Aug 2008, 04:35
There was a bat in our house this morning! I opened the door and after a while it flew out.

That's never happened before. It was rather awesome.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 07 Aug 2008, 06:16
Can you please draw Vladmir Putin and Tommy as seals making love and send that to her please?

i cannot think of a more appropriate image to tell a stranger everything they need to know about me.
so, yes.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 08 Aug 2008, 03:41
Your metabolism is fucking rad.
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Post by: Patrick on 08 Aug 2008, 03:54
I've shrunk this because while it is great for me to voice my annoyance, I know nobody gives a flying fuck about my girl drama.

Background: I asked a girl for her number. She gave it to me without hesitation, and then suddenly remembered, "Oh, but I have a boyfriend." I informed her that in that case, I couldn't call in good conscience, and I left it at that, thinking it'd be cool, she'd understand, no hard feelings on her part, only slightly dampened spirits on mine.

Fast forward to around 10:15 tonight, when I ran into her at the grocery store while I was doing a semi-late Dew run. She was right in front of me in line, and after a couple seconds of her staring at me expectantly and me refusing to say anything, she said "...remember me?" I told her "Yup, I remember." She was like "Thanks for not calling, that felt great." I replied, "Thanks for giving me your number, and only then telling me you were otherwise occupied. That felt great."

Inappropriate playing of the guilt card will only lead to me being annoyed at you, and I'm immune to the cute card. Fuckin' amateur.


Sam, I am glad that the brain thing isn't cancerous, and only slightly disappointed that it is not another entire brain growing inside your brain.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 08 Aug 2008, 05:56
Blog Blog Blog,

I had a job interview today which was nice. I got to do some cool stuff with personalising glitter balloons which was super sweet. I am sad though because this place doesn't allow any visible piercings, or long fingernails. This means I'm gonna have to remove my labret and my nostril piercing, and cut off my beautiful, perfectly squared, tidily manicured nails. :(
I'm also not allowed cool coloured hair, so my blonde layer has to be dyed a normal colour, no pink or blue or purple.

Suckssssssss.
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Post by: waterloosunset on 08 Aug 2008, 11:06
This guy is still alive?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7550194.stm



And as for the blog, woo weekend!!!! No more work for two days!!! Time to drink the equivalent of the North Sea in Whisky!
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Post by: Caleb on 08 Aug 2008, 12:31
Dear Blog thread,

Today another blogger named Sam blogged about a supposed tumor that was actually a small fluid collection in his brain.

Then he wrote that he ate 9 tacos...

...in the same post.

I will NEVER be able to top that blog comment.  EVER.

I hope everything is going to be fine Sam.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 08 Aug 2008, 12:44
I hate summer.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Caleb on 08 Aug 2008, 13:29
I really am looking forward to Fall and Winter myself.

It's just too hot and I don't have air conditioning.

Can't walk to work because I would sweat through my shirt and tie.  (though I suppose I could wear one outfit to walk to work and then change there)
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Post by: squawk on 08 Aug 2008, 13:46
i am eating a BACON SANDWICH and i am listening to a Quasi album i found after not being able to find any of their older stuff for forEVER and i am skipping stupid band camp while i sit here, eating a bacon sandwich and listening to a FUCKING AWESOME quasi album

life is okay
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Post by: mooface on 08 Aug 2008, 18:42
today i saw the grossest car ever.  it was a jeep, and hadthis (http://static.zoovy.com/img/2bhip/W180-H53-Bfef6e4/M/ma43.jpg) bumper sticker.  THESE (http://www.trucknutz.com/) were hanging off the back.  and on his windshield he had the word "PUTA'S" plastered across in giant red block letters - like, i'm not even sure how he was able to see the road clearly.

i just truly don't understand people sometimes.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Aug 2008, 01:26
Oh man, artist pass at Regina Folk Fest.

There will probably be a blog post of the neat stuff that happened but the peak of tonight was when Brendan Canning came into a screening of my friend's silent film and assumed the role of score pianist for the fifteen-minute duration of the movie.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Aug 2008, 02:41
i am eating a BACON SANDWICH

I am having bacon in all three meals I eat today. Grand.

Jodie, I absolutely pissed myself laughing at the card Loxley wrote you. That is excellent.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 09 Aug 2008, 07:12
Dear guys,

My first-ever morning shift is today. I am pissed, because I have never actually even seen the breakfast menu from my side of the counter. Actually, I am never actually awake early enough to see the breakfast menu in any way, shape or form. I will be speaking to my scheduling manager soon.

The other day, I asked this one girl who always flirts with me if she would buy me an energy drink if I gave her money for it. She did, and when she brought it to me she was like "I opened it and took a sip, sorry." I was like "Oh whatever" and took it anyway. Three days later, now I have a sore throat and a cough. :(

Oh and I bought this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200245192266). Well, rather, I committed to buying it after clicking 'buy it now' but PayPal are being stupid fucks and so I can't really do anything until we can sort shit out. Oh well, I'm going to have this motherfucking guitar within two weeks, come hell or high water.

Love (and a promise to post way less in this thread),
Me!
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Post by: tania on 09 Aug 2008, 08:28
I am having bacon in all three meals I eat today.

reminds me of this:

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/stove_ownership.png)

the day i had this epiphany with pancakes i was so happy i might have peed a bit.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Aug 2008, 08:33
Tania, that also reminds me of something. Last night my part-time drummer Eric told me about a friend of his who is obsessed with waffles. This guy's lunchtime routine at school involves him pulling out a Ziploc bag with a waffle in it, pulling out a plate with "place waffle here" written on it, putting the waffle on the plate and eating it. He does this literally every day. Eric said, "The guy eats waffles two meals a day, I'm serious."

Tania, don't eat pancakes twice a day, it can't be good for you.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tania on 09 Aug 2008, 08:36
i don't! but now sometimes i make pancakes for dinner and oh man, it is the best thing ever cos so many people don't realize it is a thing you can actually do.

pancake dinners.
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Post by: tommydski on 09 Aug 2008, 08:43
Fatty fat fat fat.
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Post by: Ladybug on 09 Aug 2008, 08:47
Pancakes for dinner is awesome! And pretty common here. Some people apparently eat them with pea soup, but that sounds all kinds of gross. They're tasty with sugar and bacon, sugar and lemon juice or bluberry jam, but I think Norwegian pancakes might be different from American pancakes. They're definitely less poofy, so I'm guessing the ingredients are different.

ETA: Dear blog thread,

Today I got an entirely newfound appreciation for eyelashes and their ability to make your eye close reflexively. A bumble bee or a bee, or whatever the hell that giant yellow and black creature was, heading straight for your eye will do that.
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Post by: jhocking on 09 Aug 2008, 09:01
the day i had this epiphany with pancakes i was so happy i might have peed a bit.

someone sig quote this please
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 09 Aug 2008, 09:24
Breakfast foods for dinner is always awesome. Also, I want that waffle plate.

Blogginess that no one cares about: I have 3 mosquito bites on my forehead forming a triangle over my left eyebrow. I put on bug repellent, but not on my face, because that's just a bad idea. Stupid bugs. I mowed the lawn and played with the cute, friendly stray (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0613.jpg) on our street and I get bitten. Bah.
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Post by: Dissy on 09 Aug 2008, 09:27
Dear Blog Thread:

I am sitting in Veags at this very moment.  I am going to go see the Dark Knight on the Giant Imax screen in a few short minutes.  I will then, later tonight, go get smashed with the famous Mr. Nimoy and grab a Klingon woman's ass.  It shall be epic!  Possible pictures to come?
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Post by: sean on 09 Aug 2008, 10:24
There are few things more awesome than pancake dinner. Then again, I like pancakes. I would now have pancake dinner, but I just had garlic chickens OM NOM NOM.

Anyway, yesterday was such a rad day. I spent it on the bigest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor. Its this rad little island right off the west coast of Ireland, by Galway. You can bike around it and see all sorts of awesome stuff like nice views. At one part there is a cliff overlooking the atlantic ocean which is super dooperly epicly awesome. I also discovered the best place for climbing on big fat rocks. I love climbing on rocks, so it was like Christmas came early! Then at the end of the day I had tasty fish and chips and got a fancy wool scarf and an awesome old man irish hat (i have no idea what they are actually called, but you know, those old timey hats. like shane has, i think?) Overall it was an excellent day! And randomly at the end, there was a huge fuckin' explosion in the water for no good reason while we were waiting for a ferry to take us home. It was so great.
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Post by: Lines on 09 Aug 2008, 11:35
Dissy, there had better be a picture of you grabbing someone's ass.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 09 Aug 2008, 13:25
 I finally got my results and I passed AP Language and Composition. Go me.
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Post by: pwhodges on 09 Aug 2008, 14:45
Blogalog:

I'm going to Brno in the morning.  I shall return in five days.  We shall probably visit where Mendel faked (somewhat) the results of his experiments on peas; also the shop my wife's grandmother had before it was forcibly taken from her in the 1930s.

Toodle-oo!
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Post by: Dissy on 09 Aug 2008, 17:39
Dissy, there had better be a picture of you grabbing someone's ass.

I didn't grab the Klingon woman's ass...  I didn't see her down there till I was leaving.







I did grab the Andorian woman's ass.  The picture does not really show it though, I don't think.  I'll post a few on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Post by: jhocking on 09 Aug 2008, 18:14
Used joke is used.

goddammit what joke, I wasn't joking
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Post by: jhocking on 09 Aug 2008, 18:46
A second ago while scrolling through a thread I thought khar's postcount was only 1000-something and I did a double take. ha ha ha
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Aug 2008, 18:47
Blog Thread I ate bacon in all three meals yesterday and it was wonderful.
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Post by: Tom on 09 Aug 2008, 19:18
I had eggs and bacon for breakfast but left the bacon till last. By the time I got to it, the bacon was all cold.
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Post by: Liz on 09 Aug 2008, 20:06
Dovey, and not_robert_boyle (what is your name again?)

http://www.mathlete.com/portfolio/wakeNbacon.php
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Post by: Tom on 09 Aug 2008, 20:08
It's Tom.
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Post by: Slick on 09 Aug 2008, 20:25
i don't! but now sometimes i make pancakes for dinner and oh man, it is the best thing ever cos so many people don't realize it is a thing you can actually do.

pancake dinners.

This was the super reward supper our mom would make for us sometimes. Chocolate chip pancakes for supper. With bacon and maple syrup on the side. So goddamn good.
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Post by: Johnny C on 10 Aug 2008, 02:40
today i saw old man luedecke play music

he sings an entire song about how awesome bacon is as a cure for all emotional and mental ills
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Post by: Inlander on 10 Aug 2008, 06:14
Well, the Melbourne International Film Festival finished today. And I did it! I saw at least one film on every single day of the festival. Okay, it's not very impressive as goals or personal achievements go, but I've been aiming to do it for the last two years only to be prevented by external factors, so I'm pretty happy with my effort. Final tally: 24 films in 16 days.
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Post by: Patrick on 10 Aug 2008, 12:31
Dear blog thread,

Holy shit, I haven't been this sick in years. I went to work, and I was like "...fuck this" and asked my manager to send me home, which he did at noon after I'd only worked three hours. I didn't even go home. I went to my friend's house (I didn't have the energy to bike three miles and do a ridiculous uphill to get to my own house) and instantly fell asleep. I didn't wake up until 10pm, at which point I ate, then went back to sleep half an hour later. I only woke up at 10 this morning (it's 11:30 now).

But I got PayPal figured out so that guitar on eBay is mine YUSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Somebody please make me some soup,
Me!
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 10 Aug 2008, 14:57
 You probably don't want a person from the internet to make you soup.
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Post by: sean on 10 Aug 2008, 17:16
Hey blog thread, driving through the Burren (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burren) while listening to the album Panopticon by Isis is just about the best thing ever. I reccomend it to everyone. That album was written for rainy, rocky, mountainous, could landscapes.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Aug 2008, 19:46
Dear Log Thread,

Today, some friends and I decided to pile into a Jeep and explore some back roads of the New Mexican desert. Along the journey, we discovered that large swaths of desert are boring (we actually already knew this) so we decided to play a game: anytime you say a man-made object on the road, you had to yell out what it was and raise your hand. Last person to raise their hand took off clothing.

So what I'm trying to say is I went exploring the desert with a bunch of my friends naked today.

It was fun.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Aug 2008, 21:32
Here Nog Red!

Today my parents got back from their European vacation, and as tradition dictates, they bought me so many silly hats.

Pics soon, mayhaps?
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Post by: Dollface on 10 Aug 2008, 22:51
my cellphones battery has been dead over a week and i havent contacted my friends maybe i should tell them that im all right and im not in some dungeon being whipped by some dominatrix.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 10 Aug 2008, 22:54
Pity you weren't, would have been exciting. O imagine!
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Post by: RedLion on 10 Aug 2008, 23:21
I've decided that I'm going to go to Bolivia.
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Post by: Inlander on 11 Aug 2008, 01:04
I want to know where you were going before you edited your post!

I guess I've got travel news, too: for three weeks from the 4th of September I'll be in Sweden and Finland with my dad, mainly hiking in the far north (Lemmenjoki National Park in Finland, somewhere around Abisko in Sweden). I will turn 29 in the Arctic! Which will actually be a repeat of my 25th birthday, which was awesome.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 11 Aug 2008, 15:53
Sheer clog spread,

  Some of you may know that i got an internship (unpaid) at a blacksmith shop (http://www.villageblacksmithinc.com/) at the start of the summer. Which is great. But now, it's gotten busy, and they decided to hire me, as in pay me now, on a fuller schedule, which is double awesome. So now i'm getting paid to learn how to do cool stuff with fire and steel and heavy equipment. Hell, today my boss showed me how to use a forklift. Crazy. So far this has been my busiest, and because of that, best summer in a long time.
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Post by: nobo on 11 Aug 2008, 16:03
Congrats!

That Hungarian fence project looks super cool. I spent the last week at a machine shop learning machining processes for engineering purposes. You don't get to be nearly as creative with that :-/
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Post by: Patrick on 11 Aug 2008, 16:38
When the zombies come, I know exactly where I'm going for all my beatdown tool needs.

I could probably actually do pretty well with just a piece of rebar but it's cooler if it's a hand-forged piece of rebar.
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Post by: nobo on 11 Aug 2008, 16:45
I think one of these would be more effective against zombies.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/422772168_0bec363a7b.jpg)
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Post by: KvP on 11 Aug 2008, 17:00
11 hour shift.

Bluuuuuuuh.
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Post by: jodizzle on 11 Aug 2008, 17:12
Lets not have the zombie attack discussion again guys, that shit gets out of hand.

Dear Blog Thread,

My friend got back from America so on Wednesday we are going out for margaritas so I can hear all her stories.  She claims Americans are way nicer than Australians.  I claim she is lying.  You guys are jerks. <3

Love Jodie
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 11 Aug 2008, 17:14
Last weekend I went to my friend Eli's annual Pride Party. Cue lots of dancing and lots of gayness. Anyhow, a friend of ours was there and we got on really well and were getting quite close, by the next day we were cuddling and holding hands and all that. I was certain it was just all the drugs we'd taken and we had just become much closer friends. We went for tea and cake today and then took a stroll down into the Pavillion.

It wasn't the nicest of days, but the rain, while occasionally spitting did not come down in a deluge as we expected. So we found a tree by the Palace and sat down and just chatted about our lives. I was still certain we were just getting to know each other (I should have known better - she was coming on to me something rotten. But I am an idiot) but we started to kiss. And kiss some more. And it was wonderful and special and incredible.

I immediately felt guilty as I know she has a partner. However it's on the rocks and she told me she has thought about me every day since last week. I thought about it and realised I'd thought about her every day since I'd seen her last.

So there I was, kissing a beautiful woman ten years older than me, being told that she's infatuated with me.

Life is sweet sometimes, as well as being unnecessarily difficult and complicated.

Now I'm listening to the XXXchange remix of House Jam by Gang Gang Dance, and I'm dancing my arse off. Such a tune.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Aug 2008, 17:28
She claims Americans are way nicer than Australians.

lies and slander! we are the worst and meanest people there are!

plus Australians are oh so attractive and everyone knows attractive people can't be mean. it's science.
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Post by: Patrick on 11 Aug 2008, 18:46
Life is sweet sometimes, as well as being unnecessarily difficult and complicated.

This.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Aug 2008, 20:07
[crossposted because it's just too hard to write again]

Two days ago I broke up with Matt. We'd been together more than six years, since we were in highschool. We were the very best friends and roommates, but not the best of anything else. It was the longest and hardest decision I've ever made, but I am sure it was the right one. I feel extremely cold and lonely and upset right now, but I hope everything works out. I hope he can move on and go and have the fantastic life we planned, but I just can't be a part of it the way he wants me to anymore.

Sigh.
Times like these I realise what actual, real live friends are for.
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Post by: tommydski on 11 Aug 2008, 20:09
Very sad indeed. I hope this was the right decision.

All the best to both of you.
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Post by: mooface on 11 Aug 2008, 20:19
aww ally, that is rough :(  i hope that you'll be able to get through this with minimal drama and hard feelings, and that you feel better soon.

and internet friends aren't the same as real life ones, but we are all here for you <3
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Post by: Leinad on 11 Aug 2008, 20:28
Dear Blog Thread.

I am not sure how this works, but it looks like people just say what is going on in their lives, I think.

So my girlfriend is at summer camp, my best friend's girl friend is in cosmetology school, and my other best friend is single, so we had a party at my house last night, cause my parents are out of town. Was pretty cool. Until someone decided that they needed to tell me why drinking alcohol was bad and I am going to hell. So I kicked them out, and the party kinda got hit by a downer...

You guys have any advice for situations like that? Like how to get a party going back after supa drama with the host?
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Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Aug 2008, 20:45
You bring back the fun with a rousing game of pin the Christ on the cross.
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Post by: Leinad on 11 Aug 2008, 20:54
Dammit, those are both really good ideas. And you know what the real problem was? He would not have said a damn thing if his girlfriend had not told him to, because I have drunk with him before... bleh, pussy-whippedness ftl.

And yeah, a lot of my old friends are raised in Christian fundamentalist homes, and then they act like "oh, we are big bag rebels!" and then they come around and bitch slap me like this... bleh, I am whining.
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Post by: Cartilage Head on 11 Aug 2008, 21:26
I am really not making fun of you but I really like the phrase Big Bag Rebels.
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Post by: Inlander on 11 Aug 2008, 22:10
Big Sack Rebels is a better phrase, though.
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Post by: GenericName on 11 Aug 2008, 22:53
Dear Blog Thread,

Everything is going happy. This is like the part in movies where it's actually all just foreshadowing because calm storms and someshit.
OH WAIT SCHOOL'S APPROACHING
Why am I posting here? I've never done so before.

You all are going to be confuuuuused when I send this.
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Post by: Patrick on 11 Aug 2008, 23:10
and internet friends aren't the same as real life ones, but we are all here for you <3

My posting is gonna turn me into a one-trick pony sooner or later, but I would like to go ahead and say "THIS."
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Post by: Scarychips on 12 Aug 2008, 05:24
Dear Blog Thread,

I just taked to my uncle. It has been at least ten years since I didn't get news about him and now he just pops back. Apparently, he moved to Dubai after living for 8 years in New Zealand. He will visit us in Canada next year.

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Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 12 Aug 2008, 09:54
Dear Blog Thread:
I feel like being a complete bastard to a total stranger for no good reason whatsoever, and I don't know why. I'm going to try my best to resist the urge, but if I fail, I'll be sure to let you know the details behind my dastardly bastardry.
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Post by: Johnny C on 12 Aug 2008, 10:46
I HAVE MADE BACON

LORD ABOVE, I HAVE MADE BACON
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Post by: jhocking on 12 Aug 2008, 12:43
Canadian bacon, eh.



Sigh.
Times like these I realise what actual, real live friends are for.

ah man I hope you aren't feeling too miserable right now
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Post by: tania on 12 Aug 2008, 13:16
i have exams this week but all i have been doing is learning how to play songs by the new pornographers. it's so hard to study when you haven't had any classes all summer. all readings readings readings, taking my time, OH SHIT FINALS ARE HERE WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN, I GUESS THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF I NEED TO KNOW
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Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 13:24
OH SHIT FINALS ARE HERE WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN, I GUESS THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF I NEED TO KNOW

f - fuck
i - i
n - never
a - actually
l - learnt
s - shit
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Post by: Peet on 12 Aug 2008, 14:34
Veneer frog head,

I got back from Cardiff to find like 10 birthday notes from forum folk on my facebook thing, thank you everyone. I also learnt some welsh and did some rad bartending. I got rained on because it's Wales and you practically have to. The festival (the bit I was at, at least) closed with a welsh version of Jump Around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZADbubu0Y) which was pretty great. Jwmp rownd.
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Post by: normz on 12 Aug 2008, 19:08
Dear Blog Thread

I am sorry for neglecting QC forums.... i realise that our relationship is sporadic at best and for this I am sorry, I am promising to make a proper effort to give you the love and attention you deserve

xoxo

Norma
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Post by: squawk on 12 Aug 2008, 19:19
so i snuck out just before 4 AM and we drove out to some cornfield
i saw twenty-one (21) meteors in thirty minutes
cool shit
then we went to denny's and it sucked
seriously they fucked up the bacon, why would they fuck up the bacon  :x :x :x :x
later, i went to band camp and then i just sort of left to go buy some ice cream. the Good Humor strawberry shortcake/chocolate eclairs were on sale, 2/$5. fuck yes.
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Post by: Leinad on 12 Aug 2008, 22:33
I am really not making fun of you but I really like the phrase Big Bag Rebels.

dammit
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Post by: ellemnop on 12 Aug 2008, 23:29
i finally got my application for nursing back and turns out the woman who tooks my choice of intakes (september, feburary and april) and choice of hospital to work at, gave me an old form which didnt have intake choices. i wanted september but instead im in feburary. they could have just called me when they realised i hadnt made a choice yet...
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Post by: Patrick on 13 Aug 2008, 00:06
Dear blog thread,

A few minutes ago, Wells Fargo sent me an email notifying me that I had overdrawn because they charged me service fees for fuck knows what. I have 30 days to fix it, otherwise they'll call the Bacon Army and put the $6 on my permanent record (fucking with my credit score). Fortunately, I get paid in 8 days. So those bastards can suck my cock and die in a fire.

On the upside, I found out that a really hot girl I know back home in California is also a guitarist. She's a gear whore just like me. I want to make out with this girl so fucking hard you have no idea.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: BlahBlah on 13 Aug 2008, 10:11
Dear Blog Thread,

how am i gonna throw a party with a headache! it is going away now i think, actually. excellent. we got some DJs. we got some provisions. we got an empty house.


we have all the excellent party things


also i am still not over my old girlfriend completely which sort of sucks and is a bad thing on my part because i kind of want to give my current girlfriend the attention and all and it is dumb that i am not over the old one so i am just gonna go listen to SYR8 really loud. wait, my headache. i can't even listen to music loud! bluh.

Listen to SYR8 with the headache for the real experience.
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Post by: ellemnop on 13 Aug 2008, 11:30
Dear Blog Thread,

how am i gonna throw a party with a headache! it is going away now i think, actually. excellent. we got some DJs. we got some provisions. we got an empty house.


we have all the excellent party things


also i am still not over my old girlfriend completely which sort of sucks and is a bad thing on my part because i kind of want to give my current girlfriend the attention and all and it is dumb that i am not over the old one so i am just gonna go listen to SYR8 really loud. wait, my headache. i can't even listen to music loud! bluh.

im not over my ex either. gaaaaaay as it is. at least you have someone new to occupy you sort of?
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Post by: sean on 13 Aug 2008, 11:37
gaaaaaay

Gay is not when you still like your ex. Gay a word to describe happiness, or a sexual attraction to somebody of the same sex. If you are going to use that word, please use it properly. Thank you!
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Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Aug 2008, 11:43
I'm going to see my ex and her boyfriend in a month. Well, she is not really my ex anymore because it has been like four years and we've been good friends since, but man she is like "the ex", my first girlfriend over whom I got horrifically depressed about for like a year afterwards. It was pretty lame and sad of me. The reason this is significant is that I also haven't seen her in four years. She went to UF and then broke up with me over the phone, so the last time I physically saw her we were still dating. It's weird.

I wonder if it will be awkward. It will probably be more awkward for her boyfriend than me, actually, I think.
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Post by: Dissy on 13 Aug 2008, 11:51
gaaaaaay

Gay is not when you still like your ex. Gay a word to describe happiness, or a sexual attraction to somebody of the same sex. If you are going to use that word, please use it properly. Thank you!

Ahem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osn7ffQwZEg&feature=related)
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Post by: Dissy on 13 Aug 2008, 12:08
This just in:
J0n, aka 0bsessions, is a rascist.  He refused to ineterview any black people for the job position of his roommate!  The bastard...
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Post by: Edith on 13 Aug 2008, 12:25
I cannot not read that word as "rass-kissed."
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Post by: Johnny C on 13 Aug 2008, 12:44
I believe it's pronounced "rashist."
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Post by: Tom on 13 Aug 2008, 15:18
gaaaaaay

Gay is not when you still like your ex. Gay a word to describe happiness, or a sexual attraction to somebody of the same sex. If you are going to use that word, please use it properly. Thank you!

In Australia, "gay" can also mean: stupid, uncool, annoying and /or "wack".
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 13 Aug 2008, 15:29
I mean, I guess it does if you are a homophobic prick.

Lets not be homophobic pricks guys.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 13 Aug 2008, 15:31
Unless you are indeed gay or bi and are reclaiming the word.

It's a complex issue, and not one that is going to be debated with any sense on an internet forum. So let's leave it.

Gay.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Tom on 13 Aug 2008, 15:37
Guys, quit being gay.
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Post by: sean on 13 Aug 2008, 15:39
Tom, please.

You can do better than this.
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Post by: Lines on 13 Aug 2008, 15:42
If you don't want to use gay, use gae (http://quiki.net/wiki/Gae). Tis an old word, but still.

To Your Blogginess,

I got a job interview! I went to a job fair for the two main theaters downtown, Music Hall (where the symphony is) and the Aronoff Center (where the Broadway shows come) and I talked to the two ladies who run ticketing and they were impressed with my customer service experience and happy with how much availability I have (considering I'm done with school and lacking in the job department), so they set me up with an immediate interview. Since the line was long to talk to the ladies, I saw that only a few got immediate interviews, so yay!
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Post by: Oli on 13 Aug 2008, 15:52
In Australia, "gay" can also mean: stupid, uncool, annoying and /or "wack".

Tom, I've a feeling we're not in Australia anymore.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 13 Aug 2008, 15:54
'Course you aren't! Everything is the right way up for one thing.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 17:03
Yay Linds!
Speaking of job interviews....

I sent out a bunch of resumes to job sites at 1am this morning. At 9am I got a call from THE BEST ONE, a 'funky, vibrant' new restaurant in the heart of Sydney CBD looking for full-timers. I have an interview first thing Monday! Oh my gosh! So exciting!
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Post by: tommydski on 13 Aug 2008, 17:05
Hooray!

I'm sure you'll walk into pretty much any job you applied for.
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Post by: Lines on 13 Aug 2008, 17:19
Yay Lunchy!
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 13 Aug 2008, 17:23
Well done ladies! hope you get them, and then send me some good job-getting vibes to me, across the web.
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Post by: Slick on 13 Aug 2008, 17:35
Lunchy you will rock that and then you will work in a hip restaurant so when I rob a bank and escape to australia you can serve me snazzy food.


Re: Gay
People object to it being used as a general all-purpose 'bad' term like stupid or dumb because of the negative connotations it the implies about the term gay and consequently, being gay.
The point is, if you use gay like that it kind of suggests you think of being gay as being a bad thing. I know this is most often not the case, but if you think about the shit gays have had to deal with for the past however long, maybe you'll reconsider using to mean bad things.

Also, having a gay friend who says 'gaaayyy' does not negate the arguments against it.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 13 Aug 2008, 17:37
Dear blog thread,

I just realized I think of crushes the way people talk about relationships. "Good, lasted for x months", "still not completely over it, left me moping for ages" etc etc.

Fuuuuuuuck.

Man I was there for a while, then I realized people sometimes wanted to bone me and then some stuff happened and people were interested in me and now I can't reconcile the fact that people like me with the fact that I don't like myself and consequently I am wait where am I going with this?

I guess maybe you will find people when you leave where you are and then you will hopefully not be as weird as me?
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Post by: Slick on 13 Aug 2008, 17:54
Man taste the wine it is not what you thought it would be.

I guess after a while you get a taste for it though.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Aug 2008, 18:19
Dear Blog Thread,

My dad is a cool dude. I never really considered him to be such. In fact, growing up, I've always considered him a dork.

But I am a dork. And dorks are awesome. My dad has a gamerscore of over 10000 across 150+ games. He regularly reads gaming blogs and other assorted nerdery. He listens to Feist and Regina Spektor. I actually like my dad.

Also, his boss(a middle-aged Jewish dude) is cool too. I was stuck at my dad's work for an hour or so and he boss showed up, so I chatted with him for a little bit. Then he went to his office. His office with XKCD and Overcompensating on the door. It was rad.

Basically, what I am saying is that I know some decent middle-aged dudes. It's awesome.

Thank you.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 19:49
I think every college and university in the English-speaking world has nerdy comics on the office doors. I know the Physics and Maths buildings at Newcastle do. There's XKCD everywhere!
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Post by: jhocking on 13 Aug 2008, 19:59
My girlfriend asked me about XKCD after she read about it in the newspaper.* If something is being mentioned in the newspaper, it is not some secret thing barely anyone knows about.




*She figured I would know about it because it is super nerdy, and I am super nerdy. Her reasoning was impeccable.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 20:03
I just got another job interview for this afternoon but it is in Sydney and I am not in Sydney yet and I can't make it dammit
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Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Aug 2008, 20:03
XKCD was not so terribly surprising.

Overcompensating was.

(The dude isn't a professor, he works at a newspaper)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 13 Aug 2008, 20:11
I just got another job interview for this afternoon but it is in Sydney and I am not in Sydney yet and I can't make it dammit

Ask them if you would be able to schedule the interview for Monday. Explain that you aren't in the area yet. Obviously they may not be able to wait, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 20:48
Hey Jho! I'm going for the interview on Monday instead! Hooray!

Man so I put in about 23 different applications last night and 12 hours later I already have two interviews. I need to get myself organised and figure out what the fuck I am going to do to get to Sydney.
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Post by: SonofZ3 on 13 Aug 2008, 21:21
I graduated college In May, and only two months later I landed a job in the agency I was gunning for. On top of that, they're paying my tuition to go back to school in the fall for 32 more credits and I'll still be getting my hourly pay while at school. I'm pretty happy.

On the down side the town I live in now is just about as backwoods redneck conservative as Pennsylvania gets. I'll be lucky to find someone who has read "The Old Man and the Sea", let alone any Tolstoy. My prospects of discussing Russian film or philosophy are equally as dim, so thats the downside to the whole thing.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 22:56
I just ate an entire packet of bacon.

Oh also I now have three interviews on Monday.
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Post by: Jenocide on 13 Aug 2008, 23:09
Dear blog thread,

codenamejenocide.blogspot.com (http://codenamejenocide.blogspot.com)

That is all

XD

jk

I am feeling the "I can't let go" feeling. It's sad and makes me heart ache when it shouldn't. *sighs*
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Post by: Johnny C on 13 Aug 2008, 23:39
I just ate an entire packet of bacon.

o/
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2008, 23:55
\o



God I am being a postwhore today.
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Post by: ellemnop on 13 Aug 2008, 23:55
gaaaaaay

Gay is not when you still like your ex. Gay a word to describe happiness, or a sexual attraction to somebody of the same sex. If you are going to use that word, please use it properly. Thank you!

yeah i just stated i still cared and suggested sexually attracted... whoever said they werent the same sex?
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Post by: waterloosunset on 14 Aug 2008, 08:06
Dear Blog thread,

I got my A levels today. Didn't get the grades I wanted, but still met my uni offer!! Woop! Sheffield, here I come!!!!



(anyone here in South Yorkshire?)
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 14 Aug 2008, 09:19
God I am being a postwhore today.
Sorry Lunchy I totally have you licked.
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Post by: Liz on 14 Aug 2008, 09:38
No James, you are just a whore. I hate to be the one to break it to you.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 14 Aug 2008, 10:12
guys,

my roommate just knocked on my door a few minutes ago. i was expecting her to have something to complain about, but instead she...offered me....clothes. lots of clothes.  not disgusting hand me downs, decent, wearable clothes.
ANNA IS CONFUSED BY THIS.
do i keep them or thank her for the offer and give them back?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: ellemnop on 14 Aug 2008, 10:21
if they are your style and you want them - keep them for sure! if you give them back she may just give them to someone else
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Post by: Eli on 14 Aug 2008, 10:32
I guess it'd depend on the intent behind giving you the clothes and if you want them.

I've been coughing so much and so hard that my abdomen hurts. This has been going on for the past 3 days. I have no other symptoms. My boyfriend wanted me to go to the doctor, but I declined and he and his mom left for the dentist. I go and lay down and notice I wheeze when I breath deeply. Ugh.
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Post by: Orbert on 14 Aug 2008, 10:46
Keep them.  She's trying to be nice, so be nice back.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 14 Aug 2008, 10:52
I guess it'd depend on the intent behind giving you the clothes and if you want them.

see, if i knew her a little better i'd understand what her intent is.
and it's a bit too late to get further acquainted, as both of us are moving out in three days.

shrug. i think i will keep the stuff that is similar to what i'd normally buy for myself.
thanks internet.
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Post by: KvP on 14 Aug 2008, 16:40
Guess what day it is, motherfuckers.

Motherfucking Scotch Egg day, motherfuckers.

Yeah.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 14 Aug 2008, 16:59
Guess what day it is, motherfuckers.

Motherfucking Scotch Egg day, motherfuckers.

Yeah.

What... As in you're going to see Scotch Egg play?

'Cause that would be pretty good.

Also, I've just been at a talk given by a visiting Finnish scientist, on the topic of antibiotic resistance and government response and policy.

I hate to say it, but... we're all fucked.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: jhocking on 14 Aug 2008, 18:55
Hey Jho! I'm going for the interview on Monday instead! Hooray!

See, they are reasonable people.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: RobbieOC on 14 Aug 2008, 19:15
Guys, there is a huge freaking thunderstorm right now and it is awesome. These are my favorite.
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Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2008, 20:12
The Wire is like crack. I should never have started watching it.

as per recommendation from everybody, ever, all five seasons are now downloaded and waiting for me after i finish my last final tomorrow. oh god what am i getting myself into
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 14 Aug 2008, 20:14
You may, like myself and my friends starting randomly talking like a 'West Baltimore Project Nigga' from time to time. It's sooo satisfying.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Aug 2008, 20:15
Season One is so, so good.

It doesn't quite have the gritty realism of 24 but I guess it's the second best expose of crime-fighting in America.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 14 Aug 2008, 20:16
Eh? I reckon it's a lot grittier and more realistic than any other show. Certianly better than 24. 24 always struck me as a little overblown.
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Post by: Storm Rider on 14 Aug 2008, 20:17
Season One is so, so good.

It doesn't quite have the gritty realism of 24 but I guess it's the second best expose of crime-fighting in America.

If I didn't know you were joking here I would spend the next two weeks trying to figure out a way to punch you through the Internet.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 14 Aug 2008, 20:18
No way man, 24 was painstakingly realistic.

There really are 24 hours in the day, they didn't just make that up.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 14 Aug 2008, 20:25
Fuck off man, that's lies! I've counted, there's only like, seven.
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Post by: Jenocide on 14 Aug 2008, 20:47
*laughs* just because you sleep during the other 17 hours doesn't mean there isn't 24 hours in a day *laughs*
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: KvP on 14 Aug 2008, 20:56
There are 40 metric hours in a day.
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Post by: Inlander on 14 Aug 2008, 21:29
No way man, 24 was painstakingly realistic.

There really are 24 hours in the day, they didn't just make that up.

Also, my life is constantly in split-screen and I never have to take a dump.

I don't know how the rest of you are livin', though.
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Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2008, 21:34
for some unknown reason, me and tommy watched an entire season of 24 while he was here and it was the one where jack bauer and gang are trying to prevent terrorists from releasing a weaponized virus,  but instead of doing their jobs everybody fucks off and argues with each other, and jack's daughter works for ctu even though she is a teenager, and at one point someone brings, like... a baby into ctu.
and the worst part was that it wasn't like this was an accident. i mean, the reason we could watch this in the first place was because at one point in my life i had paid for 24 on dvd. i bought it and brought it into my home. so i could watch it again and again. it's like a disease so horrible that when you finally recover you can never look back.
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Post by: KvP on 15 Aug 2008, 01:52
I'm well pissed off. My rather new (4-5 month old) monitor has birthed 20-30 dead pixels overnight. It's quite an eyesore.

Fuck. Inconveniences.
(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/4403/goddamnitbi5.jpg)
The two batches of dead pixels seem to be identical, pattern-wise. I don't know what to make of this. But it angries up my blood.

On the plus side, I snagged a demo disc for the first time in years today (I used to be all about nicking PC demo discs from the local supermarket. I've still got my hard copy of the Starcraft demo) but this one, being a shiny DVD, contains the entirety of Sid Meier's Colonization. Fucking Sid Meier's Colonization. Fucking awesome.
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Post by: Tom on 15 Aug 2008, 03:26
I've decided I'm going to use Palestine by Joe Sacco in my English assignment and I'm downloading the torrent at this very moment because: 1) I don't have a copy, 2)the local library and my school library don't have it at the moment and 3) It's been at least two years since I've read it and barely remember a lot of key things.
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Post by: BlahBlah on 15 Aug 2008, 05:45
I'm well pissed off. My rather new (4-5 month old) monitor has birthed 20-30 dead pixels overnight. It's quite an eyesore.

Fuck. Inconveniences.
(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/4403/goddamnitbi5.jpg)
The two batches of dead pixels seem to be identical, pattern-wise. I don't know what to make of this. But it angries up my blood.

On the plus side, I snagged a demo disc for the first time in years today (I used to be all about nicking PC demo discs from the local supermarket. I've still got my hard copy of the Starcraft demo) but this one, being a shiny DVD, contains the entirety of Sid Meier's Colonization. Fucking Sid Meier's Colonization. Fucking awesome.

Is that a screenshot?

I think it might be that your video card is dying, otherwise you wouldn't see the dead pixels in a screenshot.

Unless you drew them on afterwards?
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Post by: KvP on 15 Aug 2008, 10:25
Hmm, you're right. I'll double check and hook up the monitor to another computer.

Well, if replacement ends up the name of the game it's upgrade time I suppose. Easier than getting a new monitor.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Aug 2008, 11:42
Guys, I love playing games and everything, but hell, Red Rover does not get easier the older you get. It's more fun, yes, because blocks are more interesting, but dammit, it fucking hurts. I have a big ass bruise on my right arm because three large guys decided I'm a weak blocker. (Oh, but were they wrong.) So fun, but owwwwwwww.

Also, allergies can ROT IN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY. I have outside things to do! I can't do them while sneezing every 10 seconds!
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Post by: jodizzle on 15 Aug 2008, 17:34
Dear blog thread,

CANINE EROTIC DANCING!

Love Jodie
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Post by: tania on 15 Aug 2008, 17:36
summer school finals are done! summer job is done! for the next two weeks i am going to watch the wire and eat cheesy bread and become morbidly obese!

yaaaaaaaaay!
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 15 Aug 2008, 17:38
And all of Canada quakes in its boots.
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Post by: tania on 15 Aug 2008, 17:39
yaaaaaaaaaay!
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 15 Aug 2008, 17:41
How fat are you going to get this time tania? You've really pushed yourself in the past. How far are you willing to go?
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Post by: nobo on 15 Aug 2008, 17:42
I turned 24 today!  :-)

and i had to work  :|
hungover  :-(
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Slick on 15 Aug 2008, 17:47
Man I am glad I am fleeing the province.
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Post by: Leinad on 15 Aug 2008, 21:55
I got a job for the first time since March! go me! So now I can take 18 units a semester and work 40 hours! coool. It's at starbucks, though, so it should be fun. I like working with people.
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Post by: RedLion on 16 Aug 2008, 01:12
Shear Dog Dead:

ASDFJKL' COLLEGE BEGINS TOMORROW
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 16 Aug 2008, 04:04
Dear blog thread,

I had a customer last night who has made a habit of coming in, ordering his food, and then going behind the counter to get condiments. We have told him on many occasions over the last few months that he is trespassing and breaking the law, and last night he decided he'd fucking BLOW UP at the skinny kid who has told him something like 30 fucking times in the last month not to do it (that skinny kid being me). He went so far as to poke his finger into my chest, and that is crossing some serious motherfucking moral boundaries.

The man has a severe God complex though, he is CLEARLY fucking psychotic, and I have no earthly idea what he is mentally and physically capable of. I am so afraid of him resorting to physical violence (his body language was anything but non-threatening) that I've even asked my karate-teaching friend to teach me some hand-to-hand defensive skills, and he is very kindly doing so.

I am seriously afraid for my life every time this guy comes in, but I swear to god we're having the cops slap some cuffs on him if he pulls that shit one more fucking time.

Stressed out,
Me
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Post by: Edith on 16 Aug 2008, 05:12
Patrick, that's terrible. Your supervisor/manager/whatever should have asked him to leave right away the second he touched you. You should not have to put up with that. :(
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 16 Aug 2008, 06:05
Holy crap, man. I hope he doesn't come back.

Doo Boo Troo,

I am spending the day on a lake in southern Indiana with a bunch of friends. There will be sun, jet ski, swimming, games, fun, and hopefully not too many bug bites and no allergies. If my allergies act up like they did yesterday, I will kill them.
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Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2008, 07:53
We are fucked so bad no matter what we do! If it's not global fucking warming then it's antibiotic-resistant viruses or nuclear war or fucking meteorites or the sun burning out or fuck you all I don't want to live in fear of dying at any given moment


Yes but the thing about antibiotic resistant viruses is that we can actually prove they exist and that this is happening. For instance, in Africa, it is believed that AIDS patients who for whatever reason abuse their drug regimen (can't finish it because of money, don't finish it because they don't care, don't finish because they don't think they need to, whatever) are the primary cause of the drug (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071022120253.htm) resistant (http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/Pubs/Articles/africahealth.pdf) tuberculosis (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2329685&page=1) and malaria (http://www.news-medical.net/?id=18248) strains that have arisen. See, I know (and lots of people know) that one can immunise oneself against certain things: you can ingest little bits of poison ivy or dog hair or whatever in increasing quantities over time to subdue a natural allergic reaction to it; you can expose yourself regularly to things like the influenza virus to gain immunity. The problem with these bacteria is that the only thing that kills all bacteria everywhere ever is bleach. You cannot give yourself a tolerance for bleach, because it will kill you. Thus, after a certain point, no one will be able to use antibiotics at all, because they won't be effective anymore.

I am not a fan of antibiotics very much because of this. I mean, I have taken them, like for when I was ill a few months ago I took penicillin to shake what had been a viral bronchitis that evolved into a bacterial bronchitis that set in after my immune system took too long to get rid of the virus, because my doctor wanted to make sure it didn't turn into walking pneumonia. But it bothers me a lot when people take antibiotics for things like acne (I was prescribed Doxicycline once for this very reason, so I know it happens), or like when my older sister was prescribed some for something suspiciously resembling a sinus infection (which you don't need anything but pain-killers and antihistamines for) AND she still has some of the pills left, because she kind of stopped taking them I guess? That is precisely what leads to the rise in drug-resistant organisms, though. I had a good long talk with her because she didn't really get it, and she ended up getting angry and blowing me off (because I am "such a know-it-all" and she "can never win any argument against [me]"), but someone really needs to have a talk with her doctor or something.


Moral: If you actually need antibiotics, please don't hesitate to take them. If you are taking them for some reason that is less than potentially life-threatening, please consider stopping. And whatever you do, finish the prescription! Even if you haven't been ill in six months and your doctor said to take antibiotics for seven, DO IT.



By the way, if anyone wants a biological explanation of why this happens, I can give it to you.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Liz on 16 Aug 2008, 09:24
Working in a mall isn't that bad, really. Retail as a job is generally pretty blah, no matter where it's at, but I work in a mall (two different stores) and I prefer it to Target, where I worked a couple years ago. Plus, I get an employee discount at all the places in the food court and lots of stores will send out coupons to the other stores for mall employees to get a discount when they're having a sale.

Also there is a bus that goes right by my apartment that stops at the mall, so I don't even have to drive to work.
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Post by: jodizzle on 16 Aug 2008, 17:56
Dear Blog Thread,

I went out last night! Like, to pub/clubs!  And I danced!  And I had a good time!  And stayed out until 2am!

I am not sure how I actually had a good time because I hated everything though.  the music, the wankers, the whores, the cold, the fucking strobe lights.

But the point is, I had fun!  And will do it again with some form of regularity, in the effort to have some kind of life and social interaction!  Hoorah!

Love Jodie
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 16 Aug 2008, 18:03
Dear Blog Thread,

Here I am, stuck at work again, night porter at a shitty hotel, dealing with Daily Meal reading tossers by evening, and drunken Stag twats by night and early morning. However i have only the rest of tonight and tomorrow night left and then I'm done! and tomorrow morning, i am going to my friend eli's house where I shall take some drugs and make a collage. We shall do science experiments and make a cornflour bath. we shall also blow some shit up!

It shall be good fun.

Pete
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Post by: Ladybug on 16 Aug 2008, 18:05
Dear blog thread,

Tonight a guy (previously mentioned, in case anyone actually read it) basically told me that I was one of very few reasons he was moving here in less than a week. This scares the crap out of me. Seriously. We've talked online for maybe 4-5 years, and via text message for like..2? 3? Don't know. Anyways, he is moving here with a friend, and I guess this means we should meet. Which would be nice, maybe, because he is a good friend. But he keeps saying this stuff that makes me sceptical and freak out a tiny little bit. I just want a friend! I do not think I like him as anything more, because while we are similiar in terms of personality, we are very different in terms of interests and well, life in general - which he doesn't seem to get? But I don't know what he expects, I don't know what he thinks I expect and I don't know how this works. I'm not used to issues like this! And I think I may be incapable of talking about this kind of stuff in real life. And I don't want to voice my concerns to him, in case I'm just overthinking and overestimating stuff (but in a way, I don't think I am). I feel stupid and just want to stop this entire thing, maybe.

In short: You do not move (among other reasons) because of someone you've never even talked to for real, especially without telling them that they are a major reason until 3 days before you get there! It's like..hey, no pressure! If we don't hit it off, I only..moved 140 miles!

So basically, it is 3AM, I've dogded his last text messages (and will tell him tomorrow that I fell asleep), but I cannot for the life of me shove this stuff aside so that I can get some sleep.

Also, suddenly everyone is talking about The Wire! I've been recommended it for like a year, maybe, by someone, but now all of a sudden it's everywhere! I may have to actually check it out. After rewatching the good seasons of Gilmore Girls.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 16 Aug 2008, 18:08
Oooh ANGST! I love it.
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Post by: Ladybug on 16 Aug 2008, 18:18
I dislike it! It's totally unlike me, and it feels stupid to worry about shit like this or even being in the situation. How do you learn to deal with stupid stuff like this when you've been somewhat antisocial and awkward for most of your life post-15? Not managing to fall asleep because of a silly text message? Unheard of!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Patrick on 17 Aug 2008, 01:56
Patrick, that's terrible. Your supervisor/manager/whatever should have asked him to leave right away the second he touched you. You should not have to put up with that. :(

Eh, it's cool. The guy made a hell of an exit that night (he was one of the last customers I had before I finished my shift), and Olive invited him to not come back.

So basically if he comes back and he touches me in a hostile way again I get to (A) break his elbow and (B) call the cops on his bitch ass for trespassing and harrassment.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: morca007 on 17 Aug 2008, 02:15
Hey dudes Californication is a really good show you should watch it.

Also I think I am not going to go to school this term/year?
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: sean on 18 Aug 2008, 08:06
Guys I just came home from a 3 week vacation to discover at least yellow jackets are sneaking into my bathroom, as I have discovered like 5 dead ones and two alive ones. I really hope it is not infested and that they are just sneaking in.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 18 Aug 2008, 09:56
So I have finally gotten a handle on what I want to do after high school. This is my senior year about to start.( 1 week left, I can't believe it) I want to go to Texas A&M and be in the Corps of Cadets to get into the Army as an officer and work at USAMRIID in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Biotech major etc. I apply soon and the SAT's are in October. Wish me luck!
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Post by: Hat on 18 Aug 2008, 09:58
Gangfuck, n.

In hospitality, the term gangfuck refers to any shift where an unexpected number of customers appear out of thin air for no reason while the facility being gangfucked is is understaffed to deal with the influ of customers. Due to Murphy's law, the gangfuck is typically found moments before the decision is made to close. At the moment when the manager is about to call it a day, a hundred customers will pile into the bar equipped to handle less than 30 during the quiet Monday shift and demand jagerbombs and vodka redbulls, and intricate cocktails. To complain about a gangfuck is futile, the only workable approach is to treat it like an unstoppable force of nature and embrace it. Like the reed, you must bend to the turbulent wind. The Gangfuckers, despite being rowdy and obnoxious, will be typically good natured at heart, although the sheer volume of alcohol consumed will fray relationships between the gangfuckers and the gangfucked. However, at the end of the night, when the shift is finally over, fond goodbyes will be bidden. Typical gangfuckers include: Pub Crawls, Med Students, and hoards of business executives in town for a conference they have just been released from.

Basically tonight I got gangfucked. The best part about it is that the same hundred people will be back again tomorrow and have booked a function for Wednesday. The girl I was with tonight has the next two days off so that my coworkers on tuesday and wednesday evenings will be taken completely by surprise.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: tommydski on 18 Aug 2008, 09:59
So I have finally gotten a handle on what I want to do after high school. This is my senior year about to start.( 1 week left, I can't believe it) I want to go to Texas A&M and be in the Corps of Cadets to get into the Army as an officer and work at USAMRIID in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Biotech major etc. I apply soon and the SAT's are in October. Wish me luck!

Good luck. I think more people should consider the military as an occupation. Even if you don't agree with how the military is used on occasion, it is an invaluable lesson in discipline, both mental and physical. Plus you can learn so many useful skills and you're even paid to do so! Very useful for your post-service life.
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Post by: Thaes on 18 Aug 2008, 10:05
Dear Bloggy,

tomorrow it will be my first day on my new job (or rather, a quick training session), which I shall try and do while studying in the University (which willl begin on the 1st of September). This fabulous new job of mine consists of bringing verbal joy to countless of people in Finland, and it is called... telemarketing!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 18 Aug 2008, 10:26
USAMRIID is the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. I will be making antidotes to some really nasty germs manufactured by the Russians or Chinese. Unless I get forced into frontline service. Totally defensive, because Reagan said so. So i wont be killing anything other than the occasional test rat or cell culture. I'm doing my part in a non-violent way.
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 18 Aug 2008, 10:29
Thanks, mate. What kind of community service, anyway?
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Post by: Tom on 18 Aug 2008, 15:25
Will the community service last longer than the military service? I know it does in Germany.
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Post by: öde on 18 Aug 2008, 18:57
Good luck with that SWM! I heard someone from my school was going into something like that. Apparently he'd be working in a bunker miles underground that'd have to be shut off if anything they were working on escaped. Heavy shit!
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Lines on 18 Aug 2008, 21:44
Who voluntarily cancels their home internet? (My mother, for one.) And why am I not told till the day or two before it goes off? WHYYYY?

Also, I hope I get the job I'm interviewing for. I need a new phone and now a new phone plan/bundle. ASKJUGFMLDCHFD.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Edith on 18 Aug 2008, 21:49
Linds, that is terrible. Keep your old number, mkay? You need to carpool with me & Cerny & maybe Adam to Boston in Jan.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Aug 2008, 22:18
@Anyways, I had a friend who did the military service in Norway. He spent his time on the base babysitting at parties for people who rented out the base for afore mentioned parties.

He never saw combat, but did do training. I'm not sure how it worked out, but I gathered that they didn't send you out to fight for that one year. Rather kept you on a base. (I could have grasped it wrongly though)

On the other hand, the military was something for him (in a lots of exercise kind of way, not in a fighting kind of way) I think he's really happy he went through it.
Title: Re: Whatever, Let's Have A Goddamn Blog Thread, But Try And Keep It Reasonable
Post by: Leinad on 18 Aug 2008, 22:28
Well at least there is one sensible person on these forums. Here we are all spilling our guts, and you are just like "I have real people to talk to."

*sniff*

I see how it is.
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Post by: tommydski on 19 Aug 2008, 01:24
I have something I kind of want to post, but every time I do I think "why the fuck am I posting this on the internet?" and I delete it. I guess I'm not very good at this whole blog thing.

Thanks for posting!
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Post by: jodizzle on 19 Aug 2008, 01:27
Dear Mr Bloggletron,

I am lonely!  Loxley will be at uni AGAIN until about 2am and it is just me, the kitty and the internet.

I need friends.  I actually wish I was at work right now :(

Love Jodie
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Aug 2008, 02:24
...At least you have a kitty.

P.S; In the interest of disclosure I'd like to mention I am blogging from the bath

And by disclosure I mean exhibitionism

I'm naked
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Post by: tania on 19 Aug 2008, 06:15
i am trying to pick my courses for next year but a whole bunch of the ones i need to take overlap with each other and are scheduled at the same time, which is retarded, because they are all pretty much required for my program, and now i've narrowed it down to these five courses which because of scheduling conflicts are the ONLY courses i can take this semester except two of them are somehow full already which means i now need to email the professors and ask them