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Title: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2009, 03:18
Right. The boring bloggy dreck that would normally be posted in the Old Blog Thread has been spreading elsewhere on the boards. I've caught myself doing it more times than I'd like to admit. I'm not trying to be all high-horsey here, but man, it's like cementing shut the sewers of New York. The shit's gotta go somewhere. Why not a place where you can avoid it?

Like the last one, please be reasonable. Again, I know I'm not one to talk here, but we can try.

in b4 shitstorm
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: fatty on 26 Jan 2009, 03:46
A thread title like this is not conducive to reasonable and interesting posting.
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: Jace on 26 Jan 2009, 03:58
Dear OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING thread,

That just doesn't sound good at all.

How about Blog Thread 2: Killer Instinct?
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: Inlander on 26 Jan 2009, 04:04
Blog Thread II: I Guess It Had To Happen.
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: jhocking on 26 Jan 2009, 04:17
Personally I'm looking forward to Blog Thread 6: QC Does Hawaii
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: MadassAlex on 26 Jan 2009, 04:21
Hi, Blog Thread IV: The Cromwell Initiative

I spent today playing guitar, and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It's the second time I've played it, and I forgot much of it. It's such an incredible game, it's major downside appears to be the fact that it's not OoT, and therefore has less nostalgia value. I guess it's less of a revolution, too.

Also!

I saw the second Narnia movie today. Prince Caspian. I thought it was really bad, something of an insult to the works of C.S. Lewis in my mind. And I'm not even a huge fan of his books. The pacing was all wrong, as it spent too much time on facial expressions and battles and such, with not enough time put into effectively setting up the circumstances involved. It was like "lol I'm runnin away nao I'm a prince lol" to "rofl look at mah army" in just a few minutes. Essentially, it didn't feel like a progression, a buildup.
It did a good job of showing Edmund's progression, however. He was genuinely beginning to become just and wise, while Peter and Caspian clashed egos all the time. All in all, I think the BBC adaptions were better. They didn't stray from the books so much, and doesn't need to cling to the norms of Hollywood moviemaking. Plus, those adaptions were simply charming and genuinely English, which lent them something genuine. Indeed, the current Narnia movies seem quite formulated.
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2009, 04:34
A thread title like this is not conducive to reasonable and interesting posting.

A bit of humor never killed anybody.
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: Spluff on 26 Jan 2009, 04:39
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/Spluff/montypythonfatalhilarity.jpg)
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: Cartilage Head on 26 Jan 2009, 05:05
 I have started getting naked with a really awesome girl who is pretty much my girlfriend now.
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: fatty on 26 Jan 2009, 05:11
A thread title like this is not conducive to reasonable and interesting posting.

A bit of humor never killed anybody.

It's just that most people who want to post in a blog thread are not
a) whiney shits
b) posting to crack jokes
Title: Re: OMG MY LIFE IS A BLACK ABYSS :(:(:( I HAET EVRYTHING
Post by: Inlander on 26 Jan 2009, 05:38
So Patrick gave me permission to change the thread title, and oh, hey:

I have started getting naked with a really awesome girl

inspiration!

(By the way, see that "subject" box when you're making a post? You can change that, you know, and it gives your post its own little heading. So you can just make up your own thread title every time you post! If you want to.)
Title: yeah but who in the hell would notice?
Post by: jhocking on 26 Jan 2009, 05:40
 :x
Title: God notices, J-Ho. God notices.
Post by: Inlander on 26 Jan 2009, 05:44
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Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 26 Jan 2009, 05:46
 Sorry dude. How edgy of me going on in graphic detail about what I have done with the girl. I mean "naked"? How scandalous.
Title: Hey remember when you communicated through your profile's personal text? hee hee
Post by: jhocking on 26 Jan 2009, 05:47
 :laugh:
Title: Joe Hocking is such a teenage girl.
Post by: Liz on 26 Jan 2009, 05:54
Someone had to say it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Inlander on 26 Jan 2009, 05:58
Sorry dude. How edgy of me going on in graphic detail about what I have done with the girl. I mean "naked"? How scandalous.

It's not about the choice of words or how graphic it is. It's about the fact that I really don't want to hear about anybody's sex life.

Actually I could do without hearing about sex at all for, oh, six months or so. I mean have you been out there? It's just sex, sex, sex, 24/7. How about we as a society talk about trees for a while instead. I like trees. Trees are nice and we don't pay them enough attention. I wonder if Pamela Anderson has an tips about pruning? I also find myself curious to know about how David Duchovny deals with Dutch Elm Disease, and about whether George Clooney prefers oaks or birches.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Gilead on 26 Jan 2009, 06:05
Hey guys let me tell you about my intercourses.

My intercourses, let me tell you about them.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Gurkburk on 26 Jan 2009, 06:06
Darn kids, get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: RedLion on 26 Jan 2009, 06:17
Trees are nice and we don't pay them enough attention.

You, sir, have never watched Bob Ross.

"And over on the mountainside we've got some happy little trees...oh look at those trees. They're so happy. See folks, we don't make mistakes when we're painting. We make happy little accidents."
Title: Bork Fred 2: The retardedest stories ever told
Post by: evernew on 26 Jan 2009, 06:42
For the first time in my life, I don't have to combine two EYEPIECES - the OMNIPRESENT EYEPIECE OF TRUE SIGHT and the SHADED EYEPIECE OF SOLAR PROTECTION - to be able to see in sunny conditions.

EVERNEW acquires WAYFARER'S SHADES OF EYE-CORRECTEDNESS AND WIN AND AWESOME!

And because I already made a retarded shoop about it, here it is.
(http://i44.tinypic.com/33vl26t.jpg)

tl;dr: I got a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer I sunglasses with 85% brown tint and lenses in my prescription.
My days of putting big sunglasses over small regular glasses are over.
I'm a happy camper.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jan 2009, 07:05
Coming soon. (http://www.pocketjury.com)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Jace on 26 Jan 2009, 07:47
Trees are nice and we don't pay them enough attention.

You, sir, have never watched Bob Ross.

"And over on the mountainside we've got some happy little trees...oh look at those trees. They're so happy. See folks, we don't make mistakes when we're painting. We make happy little accidents."

People think he said that like every episode. It was much more subdued than that.
I have watched a lot of Bob Ross.
If every country could watch the Joy of Painting, there would be no war.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 26 Jan 2009, 08:03
dear new blog thread,

today i found out i don't have mono. sweet!

love,
anna
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 08:07
I wish I had a sex life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: evernew on 26 Jan 2009, 08:20
I wish I had a sex life.

You wish you were filthy rich and on Gossip Girl.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Jan 2009, 08:39
Tommy, that looks like it will be excellent.

I support this initiative even though I don't support the reasoning behind it at all.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: KvP on 26 Jan 2009, 08:40
I would have gone with "Blog Thread 2: Electric Boogaloo" or "Blog Thread 2: The Secret of the Ooze" myself.

So I'm working at my new job. Yay IT work! But every time I've tried to begin my training something goes wrong. First we ended up installing a server on a burnt-out blade, then the servers couldn't connect to one another, and now we lack a version of 32 bit MS Server 2008. So I'm not learning much.

At first I really didn't like this job, because it's in the College of Business. The College of Business is, at its core, the beer bong that funnels out the sludge of any given university's fraternity / sorority population into the gaping, whooping maw of polite society. So it's all bros, all the time here. Thankfully, I am still allowed to surf the internets while on the clock. So it's not as bad as it could've been.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Jan 2009, 09:24
I'm sitting here at Academic Advising, hoping they can get to me in the next 40 minutes. I'm supposed to have a class at 1, once I register.

It's not looking promising. A few of them just went for lunch.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 26 Jan 2009, 10:32
i turned in my rental application for this sweet-ass house today! i hope i get it. it's pretty perfect: cheap, efficient, no neighbors, lots of woods and a creek, just as close to my job as my current house. yeah!!!


mostly i am looking forward to building a mini-ramp to skate, and being able to shoot guns off my back porch without people getting pissed.

YEEHAAH
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: yelley on 26 Jan 2009, 11:00
tommy, it looks promising.

dear blog thread,

the house hunting thing has me stressed out, and now i am worried that maybe i made the wrong decision. why do i always have to second guess myself?

love,
yelley
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2009, 12:05
Dear blog thread,

I am probably going to buy a longboard skateboard after I move up to Alaska. I have been looking at Sector Nine boards and they seem pretty legit. But if there is something else I should consider, plz 2 let me know.

Love,
Me

P.S. I also want a new iMac, 'cause man, having heavily-abused secondhand shit break all the time really sucks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 12:12
I wish I had a sex life.

You wish you were filthy rich and on Gossip Girl.

Doesn't everyone?

Patrick, Sector Nine is jokes, like straight jokes. They make the bottom of the barrel entry level stuff, and really they aren't that good. I recommend Arbor if you want something pretty and classy that still looks like a classic longboard, and then there's this other company I can't remember the name of that makes amazing carving boards, they just look a little funky. I think the name starts with an E, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: sean on 26 Jan 2009, 12:30
I am probably going to buy a longboard skateboard after I move up to Alaska. I have been looking at Sector Nine boards and they seem pretty legit. But if there is something else I should consider, plz 2 let me know.

All of my friends ride loaded and say they are good, so yeah.

Title: LONGBOARDS!!!
Post by: evernew on 26 Jan 2009, 12:41
On the topic of longboards:

Sector 9 - the first longboard I got was a 93 cm old-school-shaped Sector 9 CA Roots. It was okay to learn but it was still a skateboard at heart.
Then I got a Flexdex (very heavy fiberglass board) that lost most of its spring because the material albeit nearly indestructible just doesn't pop like good wood does.

Loaded boards are where it's at. Two of my best friends who also longboard have a Dervish and a Vanguard. I myself have a Loaded Pintail and they are good stuff.

Depending on where you are located, certain other brands and companies may be cheaper and more readily available. I've only had good experiences with Landyachtz, for example.
But they cost ricockulous money over here; you get them for cheap in Canada.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 12:51
Loaded! That is totally the company I was thinking of!

Loaded makes awesome shit.

Also, Never Summer.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Allybee on 26 Jan 2009, 12:54
ah so something cool happened! I won a gold for a photo in a statewide juried art exhibition. this was my first time entering things and I've never had any recognition of my achievement in art so it feels really good. we went to boston during my art class (I uh missed french, too) to scope out the exhibit and see who won for individual submissions. still waiting to hear if my portfolio won anything.

this photo (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2981818881_e8f8322263.jpg?v=0) if anyone is curious.

:]
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Elk on 26 Jan 2009, 13:41
Dear blog thread,

Apartment shopping is a bitch.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Jan 2009, 13:48
Dear blog thread,
What is the point of spending several hours editing the fairly badly written articles which were submitted five days late to the paper, only to find that the originals have been put into the paper without even a spell-check and you have to edit them all over again?

No, seriously. Why am I even wasting my time doing this?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: mooface on 26 Jan 2009, 14:39
breaking up sucks, everything feels so lame right now so here i am whining to the internet about it :(

maybe i should start answering r/l friends' calls and get out of the house.  i am such a douche.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: IronOxide on 26 Jan 2009, 14:50
I just spent about 200 dollars on my books for one course.

Though I did save some cash because one of them is Watchmen, which I already have.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: mberan42 on 26 Jan 2009, 15:25
I don't get the pocket jury thing.

Dear Blog Thread -

After twitter, facebook and aurostion, also talking to a few coworkers, do I *really* need to blog about my normal life in this thread?

--Matt
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: SirJuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 15:34
What class are you in that has Watchmen as required reading?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: WestEnder67 on 26 Jan 2009, 16:01
Dear blog thread,

I have reached day 3 of sitting on my lazy arse in a dressing gown and boxer shorts doing fuck all but browsing the bloody internet and listening to music, waiting for the new semester to start in two weeks.

Andy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2009, 16:10
words

I'm sorry, Mai :(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Emaline on 26 Jan 2009, 16:34
Guys, I am trying to do my taxes, but TurboTax is down. Ultra sadface. :(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Jan 2009, 16:41
TurboTax makes tax sound fun!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Runa on 26 Jan 2009, 16:44
Dear blog thread,

Today is my birthday? Woo? Go me?
David is coming here tomorrow though. =]
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Tom on 26 Jan 2009, 16:49
It's the first day of term tomorrow  :-(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 16:54
Dear Blog Thread,

My life as it currently stands.

I have to live in Colorado for a full year, starting on sunday. Whether or not I have to stay in Colorado Springs, or can go to Denver or Boulder, is as yet undetermined.

I am going to be suspended from school. I am not aware of how long, yet, but it could be anywhere from a month and a half, to a full year. A month and a half would be survivable, a full year would be life shattering to a fair extent. I would be graduating at the age of 25 if this is the case, aside from having to spend a full year, completely sober, in a shitty town while banned from my college campus.

This means I need a job. I don't know what kind of work I want to do, part of me thinks this would be a good time to try something pretty bizarre for me(I could probably get a job at an investment banking company, advertising, etc) but part of me just wants to get something simple so I can go to rehab(have to do that, too) and still have time to climb, fish, ski, read, and actually live my life a little bit.

I have a crush on a girl, who I don't know if I can even justifiably flirt with, since she's a student and I wont be. The fact that I wont be able to attend any kind of school function, or, you know, go to her room, seems like a bit of an obstacle to me.

I have at least another week before I get any resolution to any of this, and it's fucking killing me. This feeling of uncertainty, having no way of knowing what comes next and no way to prepare for it, is really frustrating. At the least, I can start trying to find a place to live, but other than that I have literally no control over my future for, at minimum, another 7 days.

That is all.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jan 2009, 18:11
Good luck Kieffer.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2009, 18:16
Jesus, man, no kidding. That is hellof rough. I'm with Tommy on this one.

(also, thank you for the longboard suggestions, I am actually looking at a Loaded pintail right now)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: DIGGIN' BUNKERS, GETTIN' READY FOR THE QUACK ATTACK.
Post by: Inlander on 26 Jan 2009, 18:31
Loaded pintail

Great, first the geese start taking down our planes, now the ducks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pintail) are arming themselves.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jan 2009, 18:36
Quote from: Wikipedia
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), a widely-occurring duck

I like this sentence.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Cicero on 26 Jan 2009, 18:40
That sucks Animal Ghosts, what the hell did you do to get the boot out of school?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 26 Jan 2009, 19:02
I am going to be suspended from school. 

i am currently suspended from school.  that is to say, i had to "withdraw" because my grades are uh, pretty shitty but it is not like i have just been slacking off and partying non-stop, i have had some personal issues to deal with and i filed a petition for an academic exemption but it was rejected.  :x

so now i'm living with my parents, and i have to take two courses at a community college and complete them with an a minus average to be able to apply for re-admission, and i kind of feel like a failure at the moment.  i have not told anyone i know in real life about this because i find it rather embarrassing. but at least i have more time to work on the book i am trying to write. i am trying to see the positive aspects of this extra "year off", but there aren't many.

love,
anna
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: Dazed on 26 Jan 2009, 19:12
I was put on academic suspension for a year from my first college, with the option to reapply. I decided I hadn't really been happy there to begin with, which sort of contributed to the suspension to begin with, and just took the year off, and then applied to a different school. I'm happier now, academically anyway.

Anyway, don't feel too embarrassed. You're certainly not the only one this shit happens to, and it doesn't make you a failure, or stupid, or any other shit like that. There are always options, and ways to pick yourself back up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 26 Jan 2009, 19:23
it's not even a matter of feeling stupid, more a matter of feeling smart but lazy and unmotivated. and i know my parents are pretty disappointed that this happened, which doesn't help matters any.

but i secretly always thought i'd end up dropping out of school at some point and end up doing something more awesome, anyway.

nevertheless, thanks for the support. <3
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Dimmukane on 26 Jan 2009, 19:27
Same deal here.  I knew I was smart, but I had no drive to study or attend most of my classes.  My social naivete (sic) was causing me to be ostracized by a lot of the kids in my hall, and I hated the way classes were structured where I was.  Found out I was going to be inavoidably put on academic probation the following year, cried for a good hour, and pretty much stopped going to classes.  I broke down for a week or two trying to figure out where to go next, found an alternative route, and took it.  I was kinda sulky for the first 3 months or so, but once I got adjusted to the effects of my new decision, I became a pretty genial dude and have been since.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Lines on 26 Jan 2009, 20:11
Today, a girl came into my store and tried to insult my coworker and I by asking, "If you have a degree, why are you a clerk in a shop?" Generally, she was pretty condescending, but hey, she was trying to build a catbus costume for an anime convention. I guess that means you're entitled to be rude to the people who are helping you while in said shop. It doesn't matter that I'm taking a year or so off to work before heading off to grad school in art history/museum studies and that my coworker does freelance web design and also owns two organizations, one for hiking and the other is a non-profit for orphaned kids, it just matters that we're working in a shop. Nope.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 20:12
Yeah but see, my grades are good, I am totally engaged in my school, and absolutely don't want to not be taking classes. I took my time off before starting school, and definitely don't feel the need to take any more time off. Plus, there's no way I'd want to go anywhere else, I'd have to take more than one class at once and couldn't go bouldering after lunch every day. I just got arrested while on campus and the school is all agro about it.

Fuckers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Lines on 26 Jan 2009, 20:18
Dude, I hope it turns out to be closer to a month.5 than a year.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Cicero on 26 Jan 2009, 20:47
I think everyone has a bad college semester.   When I was hired as an RA, (sophomore year -- served until junior year, then I got fired) I ended up getting a 1.75 GPA for the Fall semester.   It totally dicked my cumulative, but whatever.   I was just overwhelmed with stuff and had some of the same things ya'll were talking about.   Working 20-30 hours a week, classes and the whole social life thing can be hard to balance.

OTOH,  Going on academic probation was a real motivator for me, and then I kicked it in gear.   Basically, I would have lost all my financial aid and not have been able to go to school had I fucked up again; pretty much par for the course everywhere else.   Knowing that, and knowing that I had scholarships and grants, I figured I better take advantage of shit.   So I'm here now, finishing up my fourth year and only a half semester away from my double major.    Then again, I still have really never tried.   

Last night was the first night I actually did "homework" that was not a paper since I was in high school.   Statistics shit.   Lame.   Coincidentally, I dropped that class my Senior year of HS because I was getting a 98% in it. . . and now all of it seems so foreign.     I mean fuck, four years ago.    I have always just gotten by easily because I'm "naturally smart" (I guess) -- and without studying, I've managed a pretty respectable GPA for undergraduate work.   

I look back and I'm sort of disappointed.   Yeah, I've held down part-time jobs all four years and worked for three different Departments, now lobby and serve on the Senate -- but I kind of feel like I pissed in the faces of the people I got scholarships from and the taxpayers ultimately for their grants.   Even the loans.   I could have done much better if I actually tried, but meh.    I'm trying now though, just to see how a little effort can go as far as the ol' GPA boostin' in case grad school becomes an option considering the economic prospect of the day.

Oh well, I'm rambling.

Anyways Animal Ghost, shit happens, sorry to hear you got arrested -- and I hope stuff gets better man.    I've had two run ins with the police over the past two weeks and they were just ridiculous.   I'm just glad Fargo cops are stupid as fuck.   Yay for that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: KvP on 26 Jan 2009, 22:17
Yeah but see, my grades are good, I am totally engaged in my school, and absolutely don't want to not be taking classes. I took my time off before starting school, and definitely don't feel the need to take any more time off. Plus, there's no way I'd want to go anywhere else, I'd have to take more than one class at once and couldn't go bouldering after lunch every day. I just got arrested while on campus and the school is all agro about it.

Fuckers.
So they let you do that at the Springs campus but at the Boulder campus they wouldn't?

Granted, Boulder's fucking expensive, and I'm not really a fan of the atmosphere, but there's always Superior or Longmont to commute from, which isn't too bad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Jan 2009, 22:24
My school is a private college, boulder is a state school. They have no connection.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: KvP on 26 Jan 2009, 22:31
Ah, I thought you were attending CU. My mistake.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Jan 2009, 23:42
Hey Blog Thread! I am glad to have you back.
Currently I am typing from a coffee shop (hello!) because our internet screwed up for the second time since Jimmy the Squid has been gone and this time I need the account password which only he remembers because I am a silly sod and lost all the papers I had it written on. I hope we can get it soon, or I will end up spending a fortune on coffee to stay here!
Anyway did I write last time that I am trying to find an apartment? It is no fun at all. Sydney housing is so tight that anytime I find somewhere nice it is gone before I can ring up to make an appointment, and the ones that I have viewed have been completely and utterly unlivable. Yerk.
However things are still awesome for me right now. I am pretty much in love with the New Boy and I am kinda thinkin' he feels similarly! It is a fantastically wonderful feeling, no matter how silly I feel when I realise I've been staring into space smiling for five minutes. (So um, yeah, nothing new since my last post there really.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Inlander on 26 Jan 2009, 23:53
This week's weather forecast for Melbourne:

Wednesday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 41 degrees C.
Thursday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 40 degrees C.
Friday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 40 degrees C.
Saturday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 40 degrees C.

Oh god. Oh god. Does anybody have a working teleporter? Or a wormhole between Australia and somewhere in northern Europe? Please?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Alex C on 27 Jan 2009, 00:00
See, that's roughly 15-20 degrees hotter than my preferred temperature. I'd pass.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: THE BLOGGENING
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Jan 2009, 00:38
Geez Harry I had no idea it broke 40 in Melbourne. Plans to move to Melbourne: Under consideration
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Inlander on 27 Jan 2009, 00:45
Typically there might be three or four days of +40 in Melbourne every year, but Melbourne weather patterns being what the are it's usually 40 degrees one day and 20 the next. This year's unusual in that they're all the 40-degree days (and god I hope there aren't any more in the pipeline) are happening back-to-back. First time in 100 years, apparently! Uh, yay being part of history . . . ?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Spluff on 27 Jan 2009, 00:48
There is a gonna be fires aplenty.

In related news - I will probably shrivel up and die in the heat.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: fatty on 27 Jan 2009, 01:14
My uncle is offering a room of his house in mosman for 210, though i don't think public transport is great there.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: ViolentDove on 27 Jan 2009, 03:34
Hey Lunchy a friend of mine is moving out of his current place, and is looking for at least two people to go share house-hunting with. If you're up for it I can send you his number.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: jhocking on 27 Jan 2009, 04:44
You better not be referring her to any secret murderers because that would not be cool.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 27 Jan 2009, 05:05
So tired.

Why am I even foruming this early?? I've been up since 6am and still am not done my assignment, which is really hard to even touch because of how fucking boring it is! I have to leave for class in 45 minutes and I still havent showered or gotten dressed. Ugh, bs-ing the rest of this on the bus ride there!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Jan 2009, 05:07
I think my favorite cafe's closed down. =(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: evernew on 27 Jan 2009, 05:30
A really good (and really attractive) friend of mine from college is moving to a town close to where I'll be living next week!
Our social lives will have common ground. This is good news.
Also, my arm is getting better. In 1-2 weeks I'll be able to drive again, effectively ending my stint in Home Prison.

RE: The Loaded Pintail is an awesome board. I have the Flex-2 because I only weigh 65 kg. When it comes to trucks, I have not noticed a major difference between Randal, Tracker, Gullwing etc. Since they all cost roughly the same, I'd get a set that lets you turn around the axle and thus change the angle at which it connects to the rest of the truck quickly and easily.
Oh, and to make the impacts easier on the board, put some rubber cushion pads between the trucks and the deck. Mine are only 3 or 4 mm but it helps.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 27 Jan 2009, 05:33
Sorry est, I had to change the name of the thread again.

Had to.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 27 Jan 2009, 05:42
I went to a meeting about some technical Internet matters yesterday, and without thinking wore my Bomb the Blogosphere T-shirt.  Just for once, I was rather embarrassed when I found myself talking to this guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Baker_(IETF_chair)) (only one of the top developers of the Internet) wearing it...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 27 Jan 2009, 06:01
Sorry est, I had to change the name of the thread again.

Had to.

So, you DO want to hear about out sex lives, Harry? Perv.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 27 Jan 2009, 06:09
Two men enter the bedroom. One man leaves.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Oli on 27 Jan 2009, 08:11
Oh my word I have an exam on Tuesday and on Friday and on the Tuesday after that and I (feel like I) know more or less nothing...the exam on Friday has a fairly big say in whether or not I am doing honours English lit and that is terrifying because sometimes I am not really sure if I am cut out for English Lit/academia but other times I am all "Hey this is awesome and totally what I want to be doing".

Basically I am stressing out a little bit over an exam that I should be able to pass even though I probably haven't put enough work in but mostly I am stressing out because I feel like if I don't put in the work I maybe shouldn't be doing the course.

So I, uh, got the results for that English Lit exam today.

(I maybe got an A)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cicero on 27 Jan 2009, 08:22
Well, the weather in Fargo isn't even close to Melbourne.    -12 (F) right now with the windchill making it feel about -32 (F).     Good Lord.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 27 Jan 2009, 09:00
I think it gets up to 45C during the summers here most of the time, then we'll have about half a month where its closer to 50C most of the days.

In other news, I was late to an appointment with an instructor, now I must be 30 minutes early and I have to sit outside of the school and meditate. Even in the summer, I have to sit outside for 30 minutes and meditate or I am kicked out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: The Legend of Curly's Blog.
Post by: RedLion on 27 Jan 2009, 09:34
This week's weather forecast for Melbourne:

Wednesday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 41 degrees C.
Thursday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 40 degrees C.
Friday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 40 degrees C.
Saturday: Sunny. Maximum temperature 40 degrees C.

Oh god. Oh god. Does anybody have a working teleporter? Or a wormhole between Australia and somewhere in northern Europe? Please?

As ungodly hot as that is, I'll gladly trade you it for the 2 degrees (F) here.

Oh by the way I'm sick. So I've missed 3 out of 4 sessions of my EthnoMathematics class so far this semester, and am already failing in it. Fuck math. I am a horribly combination of 1. stupid and 2. lazy when it comes to math. In any subject, I throw myself into it, no matter how much reading or work it is. But math, I just look at it, shake my head and mutter "fuck it," even if it would only take 20 minutes to do.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 10:38
Man guys.

Only in Maryland do you get a snow day with an inch and a half of snow.

Awww yeah!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Jan 2009, 10:44
Buncha pussies.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 27 Jan 2009, 12:55
haha oh goodness. She is seriously that gullible?

Kris they can't have chef hats either, you know. Look just like cauliflower and explosions.

:D
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Metope on 27 Jan 2009, 13:09
I believe everything if you say it in a serious voice. It is true.


On another note, I just befriended mom on facebook. Time to set my privacy settings!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 27 Jan 2009, 13:14
Dear blog thread,

Today, I wrote songs with people. I haven't had that much fun in yeeeeeears.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 27 Jan 2009, 13:49
Man guys.

Only in Maryland do you get a snow day with an inch and a half of snow.

Awww yeah!

Dick.

Mine doesn't start for another 9 minutes.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 27 Jan 2009, 15:19
Have just watched grave of the fireflies.

They should have a big warning label on the side of it reading: Warning, Most Depressing film you will ever see, seriously, this makes 1984 look like a muppet Christmas Carol.

Sorry to intrude, just may explain why my posts my be a bit soggy, and why my style may be a bit more emotionally charged than usual.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 27 Jan 2009, 16:20
That movie is so shitty. And the kid is a douchebag.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 27 Jan 2009, 16:25
And you are souless, what happened? Did the emperor come along and eat it, or did you bargain it to satan for suits?

The kid is stupid and filled with misplaced pride. He is not a douchebag, because that would imply he is going out of his way to do horrible crap to others on purpose, which considering he dies painfully and with the sheer guilt of having effectivly killed his little sister then I think he's suffered enough for it. Considering it was based on real life I think I can assure you that I felt very very upset, thats probably wrong of me, but the day I stop crying for people who are fictional with the same intensity that I cry for real people is the day I decide to go and have a nice nap on the train lines.

Once again I apoligise, but as I said "heightened emotional state"
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: CardinalFang on 27 Jan 2009, 17:03
Man guys.

Only in Maryland do you get a snow day with an inch and a half of snow.

Awww yeah!

Man, you guys are tough! You had snow and survived!

Last week several cities in the Tidewater (or Hampton Roads or whatever they're trying to get people to call it) area closed their schools because of the threat of snow. We were supposed to get 4 or 5 inches of the stuff.*
The amount of snow we actually received? NONE.
Yep we had a snow-less snow day.






* If we had actually received 4 or 5 inches it probably would've paralyzed the area. We have no idea what to do when it snows besides panic.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 27 Jan 2009, 17:06
Man guys.

Only in Maryland do you get a snow day with an inch and a half of snow.

Awww yeah!
Only in south carolina do you get a snow day with less than an 1/8 inch.

The snow didn't even stick.
There were just small patches.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 27 Jan 2009, 17:12
Well if we are going to do this...

Only in North Dakota do you still have class during a blizzard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dazed on 27 Jan 2009, 17:18
Not so.

At my first college (upstate NY) I walked into a 4 hour physics lab when there were only 2 feet of snow on the ground, when I walked out there were three and a half.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 27 Jan 2009, 17:24
You doing....experiments...with...."snow"? Mwa ha ha!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jan 2009, 17:31
everybody experimented with snow in college, man.

it was the sixties! can you blame them?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 27 Jan 2009, 17:42
I have never in my life had a snow day.

A couple earthquake days, evacuated from school because of fire days, flood days.

Never snow.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: RedLion on 27 Jan 2009, 18:40
My old high school once held the record for most bomb threats on any school in the country. Kids would write threats in the bathroom or on walls and the school would be evacuated for the day. I think this happened like 80 times my freshman year. Not kidding.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 27 Jan 2009, 20:36
Jens, that is amazing.

Today we got to leave work an hour and a half early because of the snow turning into ice this afternoon. Tomorrow work is iffy as said ice will be turning back into snow. This is a good thing, because my 20 minute commute was turned into an hour commute coming home. I have never had a retail job before where the store would not open because of the weather. 2 years ago there was a level 2 advisory (don't drive unless you HAVE to) and I still had to go to work.

And I don't remember having my little tag below my icon saying, "I hate fun. And James Bond." It said, "I hate everything." Who be messin' with my profile, whut.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 27 Jan 2009, 20:40
Quote from: Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Latest Weather Observations for the Melbourne Area

Temp
C
42.0

But wait:

Quote
App
Temp
C
39.1

OH THAT'S OKAY THEN.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Jan 2009, 21:37
Today started off kind of crappy, I had some stomach problems and had a quiz that I didn't study at all.

Got better in the evening when we got to test the combustibility of oxygen.  Setting things on fire for science is always fun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cicero on 27 Jan 2009, 22:50
Well if we are going to do this...

Only in North Dakota do you still have class during a blizzard.

South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, etc. -- we are not alone.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 28 Jan 2009, 11:52
Awwww yeah snow day part 2: fuckin' ice.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jan 2009, 12:12
Dear blog thread,

My mother can't walk. Today pretty much sucks. It seriously just took her 5 minutes, with my help, to get her out of the chair she was in. JUST so she could go take a piss.

Love,
Me
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 28 Jan 2009, 15:03
dang that sucks, Patrick.  :-(

on a brighter note: the sky just opened the fuck up and dumped pure, bright light all over the place. holy shit it's beautiful.

it's been shitty for so long...i'd almost forgotten what blue sky looked like.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 28 Jan 2009, 16:43
Man, Southern California's a DEATH TRAP.

Dear bloggery:
I am sort of seeing this chick, and I like her, but I can't stop thinking about my former friend in that "oh man, I wanna make hella kisses with him and hold his pale, vindictive hand" way. It is also possible that he and I will be at the same Akron/Family show soon, so I think if he is there, and I am drunk enough (sweet, sweet liquid courage) I will actually speak to him again and hopefully he won't destroy me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Electric BLOOABLOO
Post by: CardinalFang on 28 Jan 2009, 16:46
This evening as I was in the elevator a stranger struck up a conversation with me.
During this conversation he told me I was a "hot bear".
I mentioned that I have a girlfriend.
On the one hand I'm flattered, on the other hand it was a tad unnerving.


Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 28 Jan 2009, 18:34
his pale, vindictive hand

If the blog thread were a novel, I would underline this phrase and then attach a sticky note to the page it was on.

I wish I wrote it.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 28 Jan 2009, 19:47
Is the rest of him vindictive? Or just the hand?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 28 Jan 2009, 20:56
Akron/Family show soon
Wait, isn't that not till March?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: fatty on 28 Jan 2009, 21:18
Dear Blog thread,

Today I read the boring thread and was bored.

Love, fatty.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 28 Jan 2009, 21:32
Quote
Latest Weather Observations for the Melbourne Area
issued at 4:25 pm EDT Thursday 29 January 2009

Temp  App     Low      High
C      Temp  Temp    Temp
           C       C         C
43.1    41.6     28.7      44.2
                     3:13am  3:24pm

. . . Help?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 28 Jan 2009, 21:50
Oh, man, I know what you can do.  I was watching Planet Earth, and David Attenborough explained how kangaroos in the Australian desert keep cool.  Their techniques are very effective!  Maybe they'll work for you, too.

They lick their arms and dig beneath the first layer of dirt and lay in little holes they've dug in the shade.  But be careful, because that can deplete your fluid supplies!  Make frequent trips to the watering hole (or, if you're particularly desperate, you can eat cactus flowers).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Jan 2009, 22:01
Shit. Anyone know how to pitch stories to a newspaper? 'Cause I really need to know by tomorrow.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 28 Jan 2009, 22:02
Oh, man, I know what you can do.  I was watching Planet Earth, and David Attenborough explained how kangaroos in the Australian desert keep cool.  Their techniques are very effective!  Maybe they'll work for you, too.

They lick their arms and dig beneath the first layer of dirt and lay in little holes they've dug in the shade.  But be careful, because that can deplete your fluid supplies!  Make frequent trips to the watering hole (or, if you're particularly desperate, you can eat cactus flowers).

Actually, every time I go to the toilet in weather like this, after I've washed my hands I rub my hands dry on my arms and legs and face. Evaporative cooling is your friend!

I haven't got desperate enough to try the Flamingo "piss down your own leg" trick yet. But it's going to be 43 degrees again tomorrow so, hey, early days.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Jan 2009, 22:04

Oh yeah, go to Kmart and buy an inflatable kiddy pool. Set it up in the backyard, and do your work sitting in the pool all day (you work at home, right?).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 28 Jan 2009, 22:19
Only one more day of withering heat left!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 28 Jan 2009, 22:46
(you work at home, right?).

Fortunately the house is still reasonably comfortable. These old brick terrace houses have nice high ceilings and a good thermal mass. Unfortunately when the heat gets inside, which it probably will tomorrow, the house will be vile, and it'll take days to cool it down again (that thermal mass works both ways, unfortunately). Also, the house is really stuffy because we've had all the doors, windows and blinds shut for the last 48 hours.

It says quite a lot about the weather this week that I'm actually looking forward to Saturday, when it's forecast to be "only" 35 degrees Centigrade.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 28 Jan 2009, 23:11
Don't you guys have swamp coolers?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 28 Jan 2009, 23:56
That would require water. We're not allowed water.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jan 2009, 00:40
Dear Blog thread,

Today I read the boring thread and was bored.

Love, fatty.

Ali I can not tell if you are being a dick or not and it is starting to mess with my head
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 29 Jan 2009, 03:30
Dear blog thread, last night I broke an ex-friend's nose. I can't wait to get out of this shithole town and most of the people in it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jan 2009, 03:37
What are you doing in most of the people in town Tom you hussy
Title: Blog Thread II: Electric Boogaloo
Post by: lolwut on 29 Jan 2009, 04:21
I would have gone with "Blog Thread 2: Electric Boogaloo"

second.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 29 Jan 2009, 04:22
You people are crazy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jan 2009, 05:03
Is the rest of him vindictive? Or just the hand?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzXk3nfEdMY
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: öde on 29 Jan 2009, 05:32
Shit. Anyone know how to pitch stories to a newspaper? 'Cause I really need to know by tomorrow.

Write a press release (google for the layout). Call up and ask for the relevant person (what section your story would be going in). Make sure to be very enthusiastic, excited, and use lots of positive and superfluous words like "fantastic, incredible" etc, do the same in your press release. It'll be quite likely that the person you want to talk to is busy, so get their contact info (phone, email) and try to talk to them later (ask when a good time to call would be).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2009, 10:22
Dear blog thread,

My mom doesn't like good music. But she likes my Elvis Costello. THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

Love,
Me

P.S. no she still can't walk, she stayed home from work today. Yesterday she came home early. I feel so shitty for herrrrrrrrr gijsemrgsioemrg
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 29 Jan 2009, 11:07
Wait but Elvis Costello is good music.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 29 Jan 2009, 11:08
Thus, your other music is not as good as Elvis Costello, Patrick.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2009, 12:06
Wait but Elvis Costello is good music.

Yes, I know, that's why my mother shouldn't like him, because she does not like good music. BUT SHE DOES ANYWAY OH FUCK MY HEAD HURTS

Tommy clearly you have way too low an opinion of Cake.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 29 Jan 2009, 12:21
Dear blog thread, last night I broke an ex-friend's nose. I can't wait to get out of this shithole town and most of the people in it.
Dear Bloggery:

I officially have a crush on Gilead, due to the fact that this reminded me of Rebel Without a Cause and I have a type.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 29 Jan 2009, 12:25
Blog Thread,

I think I have a tiny tiny blowout on my right ear. Either that or my right lobe is just stupidly thick. Fuck.

Love, Gemm xx
Title: Blog Thread II: Electric Boogaloo
Post by: lolwut on 29 Jan 2009, 17:18
Dear Blog Thread:

Today is the last day of my vacation HELLO PLANES
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 29 Jan 2009, 17:20
Hello blogh thread. Today I had lunch at Freebird's. It is like Chipotle, except more expensive because it's "local", and even more so because this is a college town and Freebird's is where the cool people go. I guess I am just a sucker for bad mexican food aimed at white people?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 29 Jan 2009, 17:21
ally: I hear that it's fucking ill.
dad: I hear that you're fucking ill.

PARENTS
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Jan 2009, 17:24
at least he knows what he's talking about.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jan 2009, 20:32
I just learned today that I have another big art show lined up. whee


ADDITION: Actually, did I ever mention that last big gallery show I had a piece in? I'm still kicking myself over not attending the opening; It was all the way in Beijing but if I'd known how big the show was I'd have shelled out for the plane ticket:

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m170/gm66gm/blogger/sunshineartmuseum-childrenofArcadia.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 29 Jan 2009, 21:06
i've been spending my friday afternoons at cfru, the radio station i volunteer at, listening to music and sorting their library which is massive and undergoing some crazy reorganization right now. lots of moving things around and sticking tiny coloured labels to things. i'm stupid busy enough as is but it's strangely calming, it's alright.

they have a "no nickelback" policy they are pretty proud of. unfortunately this was proven wrong a few days ago when i somehow stumbled across a copy of their very first album curb (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curb_(album)) which i guess they had sent to the station way back when they were still establishing themselves as the worst pile of shit band ever. it's in perfect condition and i don't think it's ever been played cos no one knew it existed. i showed it to the librarian and he thought it was pretty funny but also, understandably, wanted it out of the library immediately. we were going to throw it in the garbage but then he looked it up for fun and it turns out we have the independent release which has been out of print for years and is apparently really valuable! so now i think they are going to try to sell and give the money to the station. ridiculous.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 29 Jan 2009, 21:35
Ten minutes ago, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was 44.9 degrees Centigrade here in Melbourne. FORTY-FOUR-POINT-NINE.

Fortunately in the house is still relatively "cool" - feels like around thirty degrees, high twenties maybe. I spent two hours in the library this afternoon and since getting back home I've been cradling my little desk-top fan non-stop. My housemate and I are watching Attenborough's Life in the Freezer, trying to fool our brains into thinking it's cold.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MadassAlex on 29 Jan 2009, 22:27
Me and a few people I know play this game called "Dark Heresy". It plays like Dungeons & Dragons in essence, but is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. I GMed my first game a little while ago and it turned out splendidly.

There were two players: a Guardsman and an Assassin.

The basic briefing is that an Inquisitorial operative disappeared from the area recently, and it was their task to find and recover him. Or, if need be, return with his head. The Inquisition does not easily forget acts of treachery. The players were given trackers that would locate the operative (named "Crowley"). So, I set the players down on a Hive World in a supply cruiser to maintain secrecy for their cause and we began.

The best moments of this session include:

- When the players were attacked by troublemakers, Guardsman shot one in the head and ended up blowing it off, but not without the body catching fire and frightening the everliving hell out of the crowd (and, funnily enough, lighting plenty of them on fire). In the same battle, Assassin got his leg broken and had to sit out for five days.

- Going on from the above, Guardsman knew he couldn't carry out the mission alone, so to pass the time, he went on a drug run. And made, like, 50 thrones.

- When the players found "Crowley", they ended up finding a computer chip that was embedded within him. Upon viewing the information stored within, they found that he was consorting with a Genestealer Cult. The surroundings of the video data suggested wealth and ease of living. Thus, to the Upper Hive they went.

- Ah, getting by the guards. During his drug run, Guardsman had to buy his way past them, but got away with paying in dud money. This time, the guards guarding the Upper Hive major thoroughfare were wise to him. Assassin managed to intimidate them, though.

- When the players tracked Crowley to a large estate, Guardsman hid in nearby foilage while Assassin had a very awkward conversation with a house servant. It went like this:

"Master Arkady is busy at the current moment. Come back later, perhaps?"
"Sorry for, uh... bothering... you?"

Clearly, Assassin was expecting to be greeted by something truly nasty.

- The players came back at nightfall and silently disposed of the doorman. They successfully snuck in and found Crowley sipping wine with Arkady, who promptly had the players imprisoned when they announced themselves. And all their equipment confiscated.

- Crowley visited the players during their confinement and offered to initiate them into the cult. Guardsman knocked him unconscious and took his cell keys while pretending to give him a handshake. Classic. The players didn't get their gear back, though.

From here on out, this needs to become a continuous story.

During the escape, the players ended up in the master bedroom. There was a window, on relative ground-level. They used Crowley to break the glass (and test the fall). Upon finding that the ground was a safe drop from the window, they exited and stole an open-topped ground vehicle with a heavy stubber mounted on the top.

The alarms went on. Cue car-chase, with Assassin manning the heavy stubber while Guardsman drives, Crowley still unconscious in the passenger seat. Not long into the chase, an Inquisitorial transport flies overheard, and the players get a radio signal to follow. They do so, and are eventually greeted to the "road" (insofar as it could be called that) giving way and the transport lined up with the chasm, its small vehicle bay wide open.

Guardsman does the obvious thing and uses the car to jump into the vehicle bay. Mission accomplished. The players go to the cockpit to thank the pilot. He simply asks them to sort out the vehicle bay door, which appears to be slightly malfunctioning. So they go back to the vehicle bay.

The players check out the door and get it back in order. Suddenly, out of the darkness, a claw swipes at Assassin and disappears again. A Genestealer drops from the ceiling in front of the vehicle bay exit. With no weapons and no armour, the players seem quite defeated. But not quite. Guardsman opens the vehicle bay door (which faces straight behind the spacecraft), waiting for the Genestealer to attack. The Genestealer itself jumps onto the bonnet of the escape vehicle.
Clearly, Assassin didn't get Guardsman's idea, as he sped forward, threw an arm into the vehicle and disengaged the brake, so the vehicle slid backwards towards the opening.

The Genestealer simply hopped off the vehicle. FFFFFUUUUUUUUU--

This is when Guardsman committed the most incredible act known to roleplay. He jumped into the reversing vehicle , fired the heavy stubber into the Genestealer, killing it, and jumped out in time to grab onto an outer-railing and be pulled up by Assassin. They took a moment to catch their breath, looked down at the hive surface and closed the bay door. Looking at one another, the same thought hit them:

"Where's Crowley?"
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Post by: Jace on 29 Jan 2009, 23:36
Blog Thread II, I am too scared to ask out a girl. For now. I'll overcome this in like, an hour.
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Post by: Patrick on 30 Jan 2009, 00:38
Dear blog thread,

Today, hopefully, I'll have another meetup with the people with whom I'm writing music for a musical. We did this for the first time earlier this week, and between the three of us we came up with some pretty awesome shit. We also had a really really good time, a better time than I actually ever anticipated. I am pretty sure there'll be another meetup on Monday, at very least. I really can't wait though, I am already kindof addicted to it.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Masterbainter on 30 Jan 2009, 02:13
Dear Blog thread,

I have to go to the bathroom so bad(#2)... but I know it's going to take more than 5 minutes and I only have 4 minutes till break.  I hate waiting.

On a less stinky note, I am going snowboarding with my roomate and my brother this weekend.  My roommate and myself are bother bringing our girlfriends.  My girlfriend is bringing her roommate.  My roommate's gf is pregnant and my gf's rommate is pregnant.  This is funny because I know my brother isn't getting laid all weekend.

unless he tries getting with my girl... in which case I better be able to watch in the corner!
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 30 Jan 2009, 02:21
God damnit, blog thread, I haven't gone to bed yet! It's almost 5 30...AM!
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Post by: Eris on 30 Jan 2009, 02:57
For some reason I decided to go visit my family this weekend. I wasn't entirely looking forward to this in the first place, but I thought I would bring my laptop and the wireless internet plug-thing and at least would be able to talk to people.

I sit on a stupid train for three hours, have to wait at my dodgy station for my brother to pick me up, my dad's being an irritating jerk straight away (and somehow I hurt his feelings because I said I wasn't hungry when i wasn't hungry), and when I decide to have some sort of drink to try and make the night less shitty, I find that dad has gone into my room when I was away and drunk all my alcohol. All of it. Those 10 VB bottles from last time he sobered up? The bottle of malibu that Ro got me and I feel guilty about drinking? That bottle of sour apple stuff that tastes foul by itself? The other beers I accumulated from various parties? The shitty banana liqueur that i got as a birthday present (it was made to be Hannah Banana liqueur)? All Fucking Gone. This is why I need a goddamn lock on my door.

Plus the network stuff is shit around here so the wireless thing only works in the lounge room and is at broadband speed and will drop out for no reason occasionally. I have two more days of this fucking shitstain of a visit and I want to go back to Sydney right now, even though I can't really.

Why did I think moving home for uni would be a good thing? Because I'm a fucking idiot, that's why.
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Post by: Inlander on 30 Jan 2009, 03:07
At 4:27p.m. today the heat-wave here in Melbourne peaked with a temperature of 45.1 degrees Centigrade. Apparently the hottest day on record for Melbourne was 45.6 degrees. I am not disappointed that we didn't break the record.

About an hour after that the wind changed and the temperature started dropping. Ten minutes ago the Bureau of Meteorology had the temperature at 25.2 degrees, and I've got all the doors and windows of the house open because there's the most wonderful sea-breeze I've ever felt blowing through the city. It's set to get up to 37 degrees tomorrow, but fuck it, if I can go outside without feeling like my eyeballs are about to burst then I'm going to be happy. This has been the most vile three days of weather I've ever experienced - in fact, it's the worst run for over 100 years in Melbourne. Last night it was so hot that I went to bed clutching an ice-pack. With the breeze blowing off the sea instead of out of the desert the humidity has soared, but hell, it's only 25 degrees.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 30 Jan 2009, 03:16
Congratulations on the cooling, please send excess warmth to the UK, its freakin' freezing here.

Also: dear blog thread, am up and about despite the fact that I fell asleep far too late and after a stupid amount of vodka. I am now going to town to get myself stuff for dinner, and then I am going to the gym. I am just finding it rather strange and rather fun to be busy.

Also, anyone know what I can do with chopped tommato, chicken, sweetcorn and rice? Was planning on cooking them al together (well except the rice ofc) but I am more than happy to hear what other people have to say so I don't poison myself.
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Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jan 2009, 04:16
It is worth noting that "freezing" in the UK has a different meaning from elsewhere.  I have been perfectly comfortable (sensibly wrapped up) in -20C in northern Sweden; but the UK has a special kind of cold that freezes you from inside starting with the bone marrow, regardless of your clothing, even when water is still liquid.  Mind you, I am still cycling to work with open sandals and no socks, but I am only exposed for 8 minutes doing that. 

But when I get to work, the heating is faulty in my area...  It's a big building, so it's not bad really - nothing like what's required to invoke our law that says that if the temp at work doesn't reach 16C within an hour of the start of work you are entitled to go home without penalty (but they don't have to pay you either, which seems a pretty big penalty to me).

Brrr!
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Post by: Spluff on 30 Jan 2009, 04:20
Not long after a refreshing cool change hit the city (I have to say, I hope it never gets to that temperature again. Official temperature was 46.5 C., but in some places it was recorded as 48 C.), somebody must have decided to punish us even further, cutting power to the whole city. The radio stations, traffic lights, everything but places that had their own power (hospital), was down. We couldn't even stop to refuel the car, because the bowsers needed electricity to work. I just barely made it back home with the petrol in the tank.
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Post by: Jace on 30 Jan 2009, 04:26
I didn't ask her out, because she might have a boyfriend, but hang outs were offered (mutually even) the next time we both have the same night off. Hopefully she does not have a boy in her life and then I will be the boy in her life.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 30 Jan 2009, 04:30
That's gotta be some bull, Paul, because of the chillers at my work, the store never actually reaches 16 C. Tis bloody freezin'.
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Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jan 2009, 04:40
OK, it's not entirely true; there is no provision for leaving work - but there is clear definition of what is "unreasonable", and your employers are committing an offense if they don't provide you with the means to warm yourself.  In principle, you can threaten them with a prosecution or, alternatively, apply for a civil injunction requiring them to comply with the legal duty. The latter could also provide specific compensation as well.

The relevant legislation is section 6 of the Offices Shops & Railway Premises Act 1963. The appropriate bits say -
Quote
(2) Where a substantial proportion of the work done in a room to which the foregoing subsection applies does not involve severe physical effort, a temperature of less than 16 degrees Celsius (61F) shall not be deemed, after the first hour, to be a reasonable temperature while work is going on.

(3)...there shall be provided for persons who are employed to work in a room to which... this section would apply, conveniently accessible and effective means of enabling them to warm themselves.

(6)It shall be the duty of the employer of persons for whom means of enabling them to warm themselves are provided in pursuance of subsection (3) of this section to afford them reasonable opportunities for using those means, and if he fails so to do he shall be guilty of an offence."

See here (http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/temperature.htm) also.
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Post by: Gilead on 30 Jan 2009, 05:36
Yes Sam, yes you can.

I believe in you.
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Post by: Gilead on 30 Jan 2009, 06:08
I meant yes we can for all of it. I am the obama of corrupting you.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 30 Jan 2009, 06:20
You have been given a "sleep with me card", choose your next move carefully, if its completly meaningless and you might be friends go ahead. But otherwise... tread carefully.

Also, don't worry, its hardly as if you have school tommorrow now is it?
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Post by: Josefbugman on 30 Jan 2009, 10:22
Okay, well just "good luck" in general then.

I was just wondering, why is everyone so angry at the moment? All these negative posts, just seems a little odd.
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Post by: Patrick on 30 Jan 2009, 10:26
Sam you should totally do it. All of it.

Dear blog thread,

Instead of leaving on the 6th, I leave Monday for my U.S. trip. Apparently my mom managed to convince the doc to tell the Gub'mint that it'd really be best if she got medical attention for her knee back home in the States rather than here. So we're leaving a couple days early, her appointments have been made, and I get to see D.C. for a little bit before heading to Alaska for the month.

Downside: I will not have time to meet up with any QCers in the area even though I would love to make arrangements. I just will not have time. :(

Love,
Me!
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Post by: benji on 30 Jan 2009, 10:42
Dear blog thread,

We have been having the 2nd largest blackout in the history of the state this last week. My house is without power and has been since Wednesday morning. I am staying with my house mate's folks. Which is actually not too bad, because they have a nice house and plenty of room for us. Still, I hope my house gets power back soon.

Also, the driver side inside door handle on my car broke off my door yesterday. I can't find a used one anywhere and the dealership is going to charge me about $130 for a new one. We're talking about maybe a dollars worth of plastic here.

So this has not been a good week for me.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 30 Jan 2009, 11:08
I was ill yesterday, so I spent the day in bed going "Unnnnnnrrrrrrrhhhhhh!" Today I felt better and so did some work on my play before going on the internet.

I also looked for some work but there is none!!?!?!?! Recession people?!?!?!?! OMG?!?!?!!? Geddit?!?!!?!?!!!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 30 Jan 2009, 12:02
We have been having the 2nd largest blackout in the history of the state this last week. My house is without power and has been since Wednesday morning. I am staying with my house mate's folks. Which is actually not too bad, because they have a nice house and plenty of room for us. Still, I hope my house gets power back soon.

That sucks. And is kind of cool at the same time.
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Post by: Iron_Fist on 30 Jan 2009, 12:29
Dear blog thread. I am lonely and feel like a failure... On the bright side, I'm going to a party tonight. Wooooooo party time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 30 Jan 2009, 18:56
Dear Bloggy Downey Jr. II,

My girlfirend and I broke up. Also, I no longer have a job.

Oddly enough, I genuinely believe both of these things are for the best in the long term and I'm not really worried about things. Well, the break up is/was pretty terrible but honestly we both made each other miserable towards the end so it was kind of a mutual agreement that shit wasn't getting any better. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself. Um.

Warm regards,

-Nick. 



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Post by: Lines on 30 Jan 2009, 21:03
Guys, the one Friday night I actually have a life and go out with my friends, my car gets towed because I maybe overextended my stay in the metered lot by 5-10 minutes. So what was an excellent dinner followed by the best bubble tea I've ever had (it was almond flavored and had amazing, chewy bubbles for once) was ruined by my car disappearing, spending about half an hour outside waiting for a bus and then digging out one of my friend's car to get to the lot where it was taken. Luckily the lot was a 24 hour lot, because I have to open the store in the morning tomorrow, and also it was lucky I got paid today. The upside is my 3 companions offered to chip in money for the towing fee.
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Post by: Tom on 30 Jan 2009, 21:19
THE ULTIMATE BLOG POST





 HERE
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Post by: 0bsessions on 30 Jan 2009, 21:30
Fucking fuck wut fuck?!

Okay, apparently I'm in the doghouse for something I quite clearly did that I have zero recollection of doing.

Not a matter of "Oh hey, I got so drunk I forgot what I did," no. Just a matter of I DIDN'T FUCKING DO THAT!!!

So, now I'm going to go do that out of sheer rage mixing in with the alright absolutely fucking miserable mood I was in. Because if I don't, I'm going to fucking break a wall down in my apartment.

Because I don't have enough shit on my mind, what with losing my fucking job when I was already extremely stressed out, I need someone either mistaking or outright god damn imagining something I did. FUCKING FUCK!

RUGRHERURGUYDFBUPIWAES!

HOW THE FUCK AM I INVOLVED IN A FIGHT THAT I AM NOT EVEN QUITE SURE WHEN IT STARTED?!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Jan 2009, 21:44
I didn't get into uni this year.

Maybe I'll learn to speak Russian.
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Post by: Jace on 30 Jan 2009, 23:15
My friend at work got screwed because someone got the idea that I had switched with someone else, and so when I didn't show up on time, they called and asked if I was coming in, and when I said, yeah at 12:30, they said, no, you need to be here 15 minutes ago, you switched. On my way to work I ran over a vinyl flag with a piece of metal coming off, so I had to stop and tear that from under my car, then, finally, I get to work and there is no parking. In addition to this, my coworker is pretty inept and takes three times as long to do the same tasks I do. But she is personable, so they hired her. BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO USE A FUCKING COMPUTER.
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Post by: jodizzle on 31 Jan 2009, 03:27
Dear Bloggy Downey Jr. II,

My girlfirend and I broke up. Also, I no longer have a job.

Oddly enough, I genuinely believe both of these things are for the best in the long term and I'm not really worried about things. Well, the break up is/was pretty terrible but honestly we both made each other miserable towards the end so it was kind of a mutual agreement that shit wasn't getting any better. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself. Um.

Warm regards,

-Nick. 

Oh Nick, that sucks!  it was like that with me and Loxley except I was the only miserable one and it wasn't mutual in anyway at all!

HUGS!

(I am so going to hit on you in Sydney now)
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 31 Jan 2009, 04:30
Hey bloggerson,

It's an ungodly hour of the morning for a Saturday, but I am up anyway.  This is because I'm about to go play with brand-new Magic cards that have never been played with before.   I intend to win.  Wish me luck.

Proud of being this much of a nerd,
Joe
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Post by: Patrick on 31 Jan 2009, 05:19
Dear blog thread,

I am going to a Super Bowl party on Sunday and I just realized I have no clue who is playing, because, well, the Raiders aren't playing and they are the only team I give two shits about. I am going to wear black and white face paint just to be a dick.

I just looked it up. Cardinals vs. Steelers. Meh. I'll stick around until halftime is over.

Also, it is less than a week before I get to see my girl, and I am hellof nervous about it. I don't know what's going onnnnnnn HALP PLZ

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Josefbugman on 31 Jan 2009, 05:31
Well, we are not exactly a greek chorus over here, we don't know whats going on either.

If your seeing your girl, be polite, take her somewhere nice (parks during the day, nice italian resturant at night) have a few drinks if you are staying in, or go to a nice bar and have a fun night. Just try and enjoy it.

I am now off to finish a mini-essay on the Rise of Violent Nationalism in Kenya and Southern Rhodeisa in the mid 1950's. Have a good day everyone and do try and have some fun, it is the weekend afterall.
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Post by: Jace on 31 Jan 2009, 07:39
Just go over to her place without any pants on. Tell her that the time has come, and have wild sex for like 8 hours straight.
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Post by: valley_parade on 31 Jan 2009, 07:41
Jace, it's in Alaska. If he showed up pantsless his cock would freeze and fall off.

Blogg-ed, I have two issues.

1. The trackpad on my Macbook stopped working. I bought a mouse for it. Now the trackpad works again. But if I return the mouse, I'm sure the trackpad will stop working again, out of spite.

2. I have a friend at school who I'm kind of interested in, and I think maybe she also likes me. This is pretty awesome! (Also it seems we are both going to Boston over spring break and will likely have some awesome Beantown-style hangouts.)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 31 Jan 2009, 07:59
Man, people in Alaska wear pants? I have been seriously mislead.

Oh Nick, that sucks!  it was like that with me and Loxley except I was the only miserable one and it wasn't mutual in anyway at all!

HUGS!

(I am so going to hit on you in Sydney now)

Heh. Thanks, Jodie.
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Post by: Patrick on 31 Jan 2009, 10:10
Just go over to her place without any pants on. Tell her that the time has come, and have wild sex for like 8 hours straight.

Oh man why did Harry have to set the premise of not wanting to hear about our sex livessssss
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Post by: Hat on 31 Jan 2009, 10:19
It has been really fucking slow at work lately and they have been cracking down on the sheer number of smoke breaks we've taken as a result, and so now as a replacement we have been working on our high fives and dance moves at work a lot lately. High fives have improved significantly. Dance moves have not.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 31 Jan 2009, 15:14
Dear Blog thread

Have just spent the last hour or so talking to a best friend who is preparing on doing a pole dance routine to "she wants revenge". Did not feel anything, also learned that one of my housemates had an... encounter with a girl outside of sainsburies last night. Yet I did not feel jealous.

I think I may have gone completly insane because of this, can someone please clarify.

Thanks for your time
Josef
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Post by: Jace on 31 Jan 2009, 23:13
Hargablaughar why did I only sleep 1 hour today oh god I am going to die oh fuck oh goddamn I'm stupid.

NO NEWS ON THE GIRL FRONT THOUGH
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Post by: Emaline on 31 Jan 2009, 23:42
Today, I said goodbye to my imaginary friend. Its a complicated story.

So, I met a guy. And things were great. Except he was always busy so we could never hang out. But we talked and talked and talked for hours every night. And things were good. I liked talking to him and it got rid most of my loneliness.

And one night I decided that he was imaginary, and he agreed. So we became imaginary friends.

Yesterday he got a job offer in a different town. So he is leaving. And basically, say good bye to you imaginary friend is very weird.


And I should a)stop reading fantasy books, and watching fantasy flims, and b)stop reading so much. I fucking romantisize everything. I blame this on reading more often than I breathe.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 01 Feb 2009, 02:02
Awhhhhh, don't say that, the world needs more romance and weird stuff, keep doing it!
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Post by: Emaline on 01 Feb 2009, 02:10
That's a lie. Romance and weird stuff leads you to being suicidally depressed.


I suggest you try it if you think it is so dandy.
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Post by: Coward on 01 Feb 2009, 02:34
That's a lie. Romance and weird stuff leads you to being suicidally depressed.


I suggest you try it if you think it is so dandy.

If that were true then The Princess Bride would not be the best story ever told which is, quite clearly, inconceivable.

Smile.
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Post by: McTaggart on 01 Feb 2009, 03:02
It's fun, like whitewater rafting without a raft or a paddle is fun.
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Post by: Inlander on 01 Feb 2009, 04:54
If that were true then The Princess Bride would not be the best story ever told which is, quite clearly, inconceivable.

The Princess Bride is a work of fiction. Works of fiction often lie to us. They often lead us to believe that life is meant to be a particular way, full of romance and weirdness, when in fact life is very often not like that at all. Then sometimes we get depressed because our life is not what we've been led to believe life is meant to be like.

Sometimes being grown-up means saying goodbye to romance and weird stuff. Maybe that sucks, but maybe it means you're ready to stop messing around with silly stuff and engage with your life on a deeper and more honest and fulfilling level, too. Maybe.

In any case, don't confuse life and fiction. Only bad things will happen.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Feb 2009, 09:12
I actually cried when my Hogwarts letter didn't arrive on my eleventh birthday. That is what fiction does to you, people.

I have spent the entire afternoon exchanging emails with my sociology teacher. She has sent me 28 emails in under two hours. I hope the college never take it upon themselves to monitor their staff's socialising or she'll probably be fired, or at least placed under investigation. But it is totally innocent and highly amusing.

It's snowed a little bit on and off all day, and I'm hoping it won't snow hard overnight and snow me in because tomorrow is the first informal open mic at college and I'm really looking forwards to it. When I first arrived at the college there was really nothing much to do at all, but in the last year and a half they've hired a new Enrichment coordinator who makes things happen and also the aforementioned sociology teacher who motivates other people to make things happen (it's her influence on me that means this open mic thing is happening, and she set up the college paper). It's really great to be seeing the start of a load of things that could last and last and really make our college a proper community instead of a collection of people who wander in every day or so for about two years and then leave without a backward glance.
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Post by: Coward on 01 Feb 2009, 10:06
If that were true then The Princess Bride would not be the best story ever told which is, quite clearly, inconceivable.

The Princess Bride is a work of fiction. Works of fiction often lie to us. They often lead us to believe that life is meant to be a particular way, full of romance and weirdness, when in fact life is very often not like that at all. Then sometimes we get depressed because our life is not what we've been led to believe life is meant to be like.

Sometimes being grown-up means saying goodbye to romance and weird stuff. Maybe that sucks, but maybe it means you're ready to stop messing around with silly stuff and engage with your life on a deeper and more honest and fulfilling level, too. Maybe.

In any case, don't confuse life and fiction. Only bad things will happen.

Yeah, cheers.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 01 Feb 2009, 10:58
I must admit I got over mister potter by the 5th book, wherein he began acting like a complete tool, and looked as if he needed a good idiot clip upside his head. I mean heck, Batman doesn't spend that long moaning about his dead parents whilst being an intolerable arse.

Anyway, I am being healthy. I made chicken soup, and have been eating well for quite a while, and tomorrow I go to the gym, Hooray!
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 01 Feb 2009, 11:05
dear blog thread,

this past week i have been feeling even less energetic than usual and it worries me because i am not sick or depressed as far as i know.  nor am i sleep deprived or malnutrioned.  so i have no idea why simple tasks like going to buy groceries seem to wear me out now (not in a getting-out-of-breath-because-i'm-out-of-shape sense, i just feel strangely drowsy afterwards)

it is 2 pm and i seriously feel like going back to sleep but i can't cause i have a date in an hour and we are going to the movies and hopefully watching slumdog millionaire which i have wanted to see for a while now. i guess i could just grab a coffee/energy drink on the way to the movie theatre? i normally try to limit my caffeine consumption, but i can't think of any other short term solutions.

see you later internet.

love,
anna
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Post by: Scarychips on 01 Feb 2009, 11:11
About Potter, that makes me realize I have the last book on my book shelf for about a year and never actually opened it.

Dear, Blog Thread, Jr.:

I have to eat breakfast everyday, since I'm insanely tired these days. And I have a gym exam tomorrow morning and I don't want to barf because I didn't have breakfast..

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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Feb 2009, 11:13
b)stop reading so much. I fucking romantisize everything. I blame this on reading more often than I breathe.

Yeah we definitely need more people in the world who don't read books.

EDIT: Emaline I am not entirely lucid at the moment so I won't/can't go into specifics but it bums me out so much when you get all depressive and hearing about how little stuff goes your way because you are Good People and you deserve to be showered in good times and caring attentive people.
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Post by: Patrick on 01 Feb 2009, 12:03
Blog thread,

I tried to break up with Tara last night, because I really can't go on constantly being away from her. I explained it to her in every way I knew how, but she still wouldn't let me end it. I still love the girl but I can't handle hurting her by being gone anymore. I'd rather we both just moved on and, you know, actually enjoyed our lives.

But now I'm stuck so I guess I'll just deal. I'm gonna be there for a month starting in a week. I'll get to see her, but then I just have to leave again, pretty much making the trip shittier. She knows I don't want to deal with it anymore, too, which is just going to make shit awkward. And she has demanded for months on end that she sleep with me, and man, now I can't do it in good conscience.

Valentine's Day is gonna suck donkey balls.
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Post by: Ladybug on 01 Feb 2009, 12:10
Today has actually been a relatively good day! I got up at around 10AM, which is early considering it's a Sunday, and then I just relaxed for like 2 hours, which was a nice start to the day. I went skiing for about an hour and a half, which was great but also sort of humiliating. Little kids kept going past me, but they were like super sporty kids with proper skiing equipment and sporty parents and that kind of stuff that makes me feel sort of like a failure, but anyways - I worked out and didn't hate it. It was hella cold, though, and my asthma-tendencies do not like exercising in cold weather, but some Ventoline took care of that. After that I got some studying done, but I think I may actually have found a subject that is more boring than exphil (which is like, philosophy history kinda?) but a whole lot more difficult.. Sucks. Aanyways, I also got some knitting done and then a batch of laundry, so yay.

I'm going to the doctor on Friday, though, and I'm super nervous. I'm 22, and I've never been to the doctor before. Scary. Do I just..say hi and then tell him about my issues? Weird.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Feb 2009, 13:29
Mari you have seriously never been to the doctor in 22 years? I'm... I'm speechless. But to answer your question, yes that is what you do. He will have heard it all before. He will probably have put his hand up ladies' bottoms, there isn't much you can say that will shock a doctor who has been in practice for more than a few years.

As for Patrick (ITT: I am a wise sage), it sounds to me like breaking up with Tara would be worse than staying with her. Don't break up with her right before you spend a month in her vicinity at the very least. You're not marrying the girl. Jeez. (I am less frustrated with you than I sound, but I would like to sound more frustrated than I do.)

I keep trying to post in here about stuff that is going on in my head about one of my teachers but I can't find any words that don't sound inane or childish. So I guess I will not post it.
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Post by: Ladybug on 01 Feb 2009, 13:41
Nope, I haven't. Is that weird? My dad's a doctor and my mom's a nurse, and seeing as I've never been seriously ill, there's never been any need for it, as I'd get necessary medication and/or "nope, nothing's broken or seriously hurt" from them. Or, well, I went once, but only to pick up a prescription that he had written for me after my mom did allergy and asthma tests on me at work.

And it's not so much telling him about health-issues that's weird to me, as I know he's most likely heard it all before, it's just the whole.. "Hi! I've never met you before, but I'm gonna go ahead and just tell you a bunch of stuff about me!" that seems slightly awkward. I'm not really sure what I'm nervous about, I guess I just tend to get nervous in unknown situations, and also I hope there's nothing seriously wrong with me.
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Post by: KvP on 01 Feb 2009, 13:44
I have parents in the same vocations and I developed the exact opposite perspective - medical matters are not and should not be terribly embarrassing to discuss, especially with medical professionals. You gain nothing from hesitation, and you could harm yourself.

But I guess that's what happens when you just don't get sick.
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Post by: Emaline on 01 Feb 2009, 13:59
I'm sorry that things are always crappy for me, Dovey. I try to make them better but I always fail. Um... here is a list of good things that happened to me this morning.

I found $40(that I thought I had spent)
I ate some bacon
I did a load of laundry
I have a dog
I talked to my friend Jake
My friends Sara and Jon want to hang out
The bacon got rid of my hangover
The sun came up
My dog did not attack anyone this morning when I let her out
When I woke up, I was snuggling my stuffed monkey
I started preparing dinner for tonight(its a roast!)
I sang
I decided that Jake and Davis and Sara and Jon probably love me
I decided that I have alright boobs
I haven't smoked yet today
My bed was exceptionally comfy this morning.
The sunlight, reflecting off the snow, and shining through my blinds, showered my room in a blueish hint and it was very pretty and comforting
I left a candle burning last not, and not only did it not burn my house down or set off any smoke dectors, but it made my whole house smell like cookies
I found and enjoyed some tasty cookies my friend Davis made me
I cleaned out my refrigerator



Also, Inlander hit the nail on the head about the romantisizing and whatnot. As my friend Jake said, I've fallen out of the catagory of human being, and into the catagory of apperciated thing. No want really wants to be friends with the people they think are cool in movies. And that's what I am. I'm a character in a book, and person in a movie. I'm not a real person. And I need to remind people that I am, apparently. According to Jake.
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Post by: Inlander on 01 Feb 2009, 14:10
I know you're probably all sick of me blog-threading about Melbourne's weather, but today's official forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology has to be shared:

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City     Sultry and unsettled.     Max 31

Apparently today Melbourne is a femme fatale.
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Post by: squawk on 01 Feb 2009, 15:41
My parents are out of the country for sixteen days. Everyone is off at Super Bowl things, and I don't give a shit about the Super Bowl, so I am at home cooking a lasagna, toasting Bagel Bites to eat before the lasagna, and I put in Back to the Future to run in the background while I study for history. And I'm in my pajamas!

Today is an okay day.
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Post by: Liz on 01 Feb 2009, 15:48
Man, I wish I had the stuff to make lasagna, that sounds quite delicious right now. I could do spaghetti I guess but that is just not the same. I am also not watching the Super Bowl and I really don't want to, so I will just sit in my apartment by myself and watch movies, I guess.
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Post by: michaelicious on 01 Feb 2009, 15:50
I ate some bacon
I have a dog

Seems like a pretty sweet life to me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 01 Feb 2009, 15:52
buh

I hate watching football so I guess its a good thing I dont care about it. I gotta write a little paper on fight club tonight and fisnish up one comparing dumb religious doctrine. Plus at band practice on Saturday my band accomplished practically nothing since my reverb pedal decided not to work and then we just dicked around.

So I feel kind of shitty right now. Eh, whatever though.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Feb 2009, 17:33
Hi Blog thread.

So, I got offered the internship I was after with this magazine (http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/). I'm pretty happy about it, but they couldn't give me a position until April. Which is somewhat inconvenient, as the internship is full-time for at least four weeks and unpaid. I can't really look for another lab job now, as requiring four weeks off will rule me out straight away, and nor can I work as a demonstrator at Uni part-time, which was my other plan. I also go back to studying in March, but will be part-time, and won't qualify for government assistance.

So I guess I'll be either a) living off my savings b) getting the dole or c) going back to casual hospitality work. 

I'm currently excitement mixed with confusion. Woooo?

P.S. Romance and weirdness are great and fine things in life so long as you do not let them give you unreasonable expectations. The best relationship I've ever had was a romantic and weird one, I have to say, and I would not like to be without these things just because they might be considered juvenile by some.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 01 Feb 2009, 18:04
Woooo?

Fun to say!

I called up some people to say nothing but play Wind Waker songs on my recorder

(My friends are kind of mad at me now)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Feb 2009, 18:12
I wish my friends would call me and play recorder.


Actually, once a friend of mine left a message on my phone that was composed of ambient jungle noises. It was pretty great.
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Post by: jodizzle on 01 Feb 2009, 22:47
I wish my friends would call me and play recorder.

Actually, once a friend of mine left a message on my phone that was composed of ambient jungle noises. It was pretty great.

My best friend once rang up just to sing 'I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts' on my phone.  Then she constantly rang back and left little messages until she filled up my entire answering machine.  It was the best thing to come home to!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Feb 2009, 23:50
Guys it seems my housing troubles are over, I  have been approved for a tiny shoebox in Newtown.
However because I am a whore, this afternoon I also applied to two different studios in a building in Surry Hills. They are not as nice, but they are closer to work (I can walk there!) and closer to Oxford St and such and they are in a lovely neighbourhood WITH NO PLANE NOISE. I am kind of hoping I do not get approved for them though because then I would feel really bad about having to ring up the other lady and cancel and oh god I'll find out tomorrow anyway and then I move next Tuesday this is madness!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Tom on 02 Feb 2009, 00:17
I had a dream in which the day came when troupes of actors were slaughtered by their understudies, magicians sawn in half by indefatigably smiling glamour girls, cricket teams wiped out by marauding bands of twelfth men and an army of assistants and deputies, the seconds-in-command, the runners up, the right-hand men stormed palace gates rising above their superiors or supposed betters to show that they do in fact count.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Feb 2009, 02:51
Snow!  Well, what the Met Office calls "a serious adverse weather event".  In fact it's only an inch or two, and still falling - but it's quite pretty.  My office has a window, so I'm watching it now.

My bike's brake cable must be damp, because it froze up on the way to work.  Oops.  And the lock was frozen when I got there, so I haven't been able to lock the bike up either.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 02 Feb 2009, 02:54
I can't cycle to work because it's too deep now and I'll die, and I think the buses have stopped running. God damn.
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Post by: MadassAlex on 02 Feb 2009, 03:45
Dear blog thread,

Two nights ago, I was at a party. I talked to this one girl about the Joe Satriani/Coldplay situation, saying that I had to side with Joe Satriani, since guitarists have to stick together against the BIG BAD WORLD.

She then informed me that Coldplay have a guitarist.

This had never occurred to me before.
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Post by: Gilead on 02 Feb 2009, 03:51
I had a dream in which the day came when troupes of actors were slaughtered by their understudies, magicians sawn in half by indefatigably smiling glamour girls, cricket teams wiped out by marauding bands of twelfth men and an army of assistants and deputies, the seconds-in-command, the runners up, the right-hand men stormed palace gates rising above their superiors or supposed betters to show that they do in fact count.



This is awesome, I actually wrote it down in one of my sketchbooks I liked it so much.
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Post by: Patrick on 02 Feb 2009, 05:44
Dear guys,

My flight got cancelled due to snow. So we will be a day late when my mom and I finally arrive in DC. Upside: I don't have to deal with snow, fuck snow.

Still though, I'd have liked to have spent a day in a place where they speak English all pretty instead of getting routed through Munich and having to hear that miserable, uninspiring, homogenized DC accent as my first re-exposure to the English language.

Love,
Me!

P.S. also I am annoyed because I look all pretty today and now I don't get to look pretty tomorrow because my pretty clothes will be dirty and in my suitcase, fuck you London
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Post by: allison on 02 Feb 2009, 06:16
Blogocles,
Today has been a spectacularly awful day already and it's only quarter after 9! I see this as today's one real accomplishment. I am tired, I lost my cell phone (dropped it on the bus; I know this in my gut), and now I am so angry about having lost my phone that I cannot focus on cramming for a Classics test I have in 3 hours. Why do I care about Athens? Or Sparta?

Hint: I don't.
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Post by: squawk on 02 Feb 2009, 07:05
I AM SEVENTEEN AND IT IS SEVEN IN THE MORNING AND I AM LISTENING TO RATATAT'S "SEVENTEEN YEARS" REALLY LOUDLY AND IT IS AWESOME THAT IS ABOUT THE BEST PART OF THIS STUPID RITUAL CALLED 'BIRTHDAYS' AND 'AGE' AND I GOT TWO HOURS OF SLEEP BECAUSE AHGFHGRHR APUSH TEST so i'm kind of not thinking so good
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Post by: valley_parade on 02 Feb 2009, 08:24
Happy not-dead yet day, Anna!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 02 Feb 2009, 09:39
Snow! snow! snow snow snow.

In Edinburgh. Lots of it! We never (in the last three years) have snow!
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Post by: ledhendrix on 02 Feb 2009, 09:51
Yeah my friends in Edinburgh and he was saying that the meadows are covered in it. Dundee's had a small amount, hopefully it gets more soon. The last time there was a lot of snow here me and a couple of friends made an excellent snowman.
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Post by: Oli on 02 Feb 2009, 10:20
Glasgow's full of it too. On my way home from uni I saw people trying to snowboard in Kelvingrove park. There isn't really enough snow to do that, unfortunately..
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Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Feb 2009, 11:10
Really, there is not that much snow. I was giggling to myself as I watched the news and a very serious reporter stood in front of about two centimetres of snow and a steady fall that looked as if someone was just shaking sugar over him, and reported on the "serious weather conditions" and "extremely heavy blizzard conditions".

Seriously. Things are worse further south, and for some reason London decided to completely shut down this morning, but up here? We haven't even had a full inch yet.
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Post by: pwhodges on 02 Feb 2009, 11:14
and for some reason London decided to completely shut down this morning

I have contacts in Hackney - apparently Hackney scheduled its road salting and gritting for tomorrow  as an economy measure, which is why the buses couldn't run through it today.

Much of the snow in Oxford has melted; it was much more fun last Novemeber.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 02 Feb 2009, 14:14
ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. Does anyone mind if I stab my english TA in her fat fucking face? I found the ONE SINGLE SECTION of the english class I am required to take in order to graduate that does not overlap with my other classes, does not fuck my work schedule, and is not a 20 minute uphill hike from every other class I take.
And what does she do? Decides she doesn't like walking to the math building and switches the classroom to the other fucking end of campus. I race to my next class and barely make it as it is, and she fucking moved it an additional 15-20 minute walk away. And she's fucking over the whole class! It's TECHNICAL WRITING. Every person in that class is an engineering/comp sci/biology major! ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE WORLD THAN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT. Thus we chose your fucking section and were willing to stay in it despite the fact that you're a fat psycho asshat.

I know I know, third world problems. But fucking ARG I do not have room in my schedule for this bullshit!
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Post by: Dazed on 02 Feb 2009, 14:21
Stab, stab, stab away! Stabbing is great stress relief. Also, mandatory english classes fucking blow, I'm stuck in one that I absolutely do not need, and it bores me to the brink of brain death thrice weekly.

Blog thread, today I made up with one of my very close friends, with whom things had been iffy for the past week or so. I'm happy about this. Also, I'm tired but I have to read more Plato bluhh.
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Post by: sean on 02 Feb 2009, 16:05
I AM SEVENTEEN AND IT IS SEVEN IN THE MORNING AND I AM LISTENING TO RATATAT'S "SEVENTEEN YEARS" REALLY LOUDLY AND IT IS AWESOME

I did not do this when I turned 17.

I feel so inadequate now.
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Post by: squawk on 02 Feb 2009, 17:02
i'm just drinking apple cider and crying now so whatever

i'm gonna go do cool shit this weekend since it's a three day weekend and my parents are out of the country
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Post by: Reed on 02 Feb 2009, 17:05
Two weeks ago I took my general exam, which was 8 hours of testing split over two days. It was on ANY topic in microbiology that the professors felt light asking. Only 50% of grad students pass it their first time taking it. It was hell.


Today I was told that I passed! I'm really excited!
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Post by: Spluff on 02 Feb 2009, 18:55
Apparently after 3 months of holidays all it takes is about 2 hours to get sick of school and have to sneak out.
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Post by: Jawshooah on 02 Feb 2009, 19:05
I just realized that I have a paper due tomorrow on Shakespeare's The Tempest. Shouldn't be too hard to write, but I'll probably end up pulling an all-nighter to make it A-material.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Feb 2009, 19:25
i'm just drinking apple cider and crying now so whatever

i'm gonna go do cool shit this weekend since it's a three day weekend and my parents are out of the country

Happy Birthday Squawk!

Don't cry, cider isn't that bad.

(p.s. I got moderately excited because I thought you had the same birthday as me, but then I realised you're probably still in yesterday, and I'm in today.)

(p.p.s I love how timezones make it sound like I've actually time travelled into the future. Which I guess I have. Um.)
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Post by: tania on 02 Feb 2009, 20:54
so guess what movie i watched tonight with my housemates instead of studying for my exam tomorrow afternoon.

okay guessing time is over also i think this might be my favourite kate beaton -

(http://katebeaton.com/Site/Welcome_files/topgun.jpg)
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Post by: Emaline on 02 Feb 2009, 22:20
Overheard at work:

Girl holding most recent Lil Wayne album: "this is a picture of him as a baby, right?"
Boyfriend: "yeah"
Girl:"......I just don't get why    you'd tattoo a baby. That just seems ...mean."



Woman wearing stretch pants: "what the name of that 300 rip off? Oh yeah! Beowulf!"



I weep for humanity sometimes. This woman had a husband and a kid. That kid  is going to grow up thinking that Beowulf is a rip off of fucking 300. Sigh.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Feb 2009, 22:27
To be fair

The Battle of Thermopylae did come first.
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Post by: Gilead on 02 Feb 2009, 22:30
I weep for humanity sometimes. This woman had a husband and a kid. That kid  is going to grow up thinking that Beowulf is a rip off of fucking 300. Sigh.
They're both bad movies based on much older stories, I don't see what's so 'I weep for humanity' about that.
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Post by: Emaline on 02 Feb 2009, 23:13
There is much to weep about. That kid is going to grow up not only only knowing Beowulf as some crappy movie, but thinking it is a crappy rip off of another crappy movie.

Which brings me to... kids are going to grow up watching movies instead of reading books. This depresses the hell out of me. I grew up and had bookshelf after bookshelf after bookshelf over flowing with books. I remember just sorting through thousands of boxes stuff with books. Nowadays, kids can just go see the movie. Where is the fun in that? That leaves nothing to the imagination, and cuts out all the good parts. Its so depressing. Imagination and individuality seems to be frowned upon these days.


But of course...looking what reading my entire life did to me. I have my head in the clouds constantly. Everything is magical, nothing is real, I get attatched to ghosts. Even people who treat me terribly can be knights in shining armor if they just say the right words, nevermind the fact that they seem to actively dislike me, and are very standoffish, and noncaring. They are just like that one character in that one book! And that makes everything ok. Even Garp had his flaws. Even Holden was kind of a jerk.

This is not a proper way to think, and my book reading has made have impossible dreams, and has made me weird, and strange and oddly romantic, and it has had dire consequences on my real life. Life is not, and will never be a fairy tale. The good guys don't always win in the end. The prince doesn't always save the princess, or even want to. No one ends up with a spouse, and kids, and a perfect little house, with straight white picket fence, and a golden retriver named Rover or Spot.

See, much to weep about.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Feb 2009, 23:29
Yep. Reading is to blame for your laundry list of personality problems and character flaws.


I bought a fridge today. This is basically the first responsible purchase I have ever made, I expected to feel more grown up or something? Either way it's a pretty cool fridge.
Also I'm thinking of going for my bike license? I figure it will cost less than buying a car, even with all the gear, and it will make me look even cooler. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do now that I am not going to be studying this year. I should probably tell my folks at some point so I can get used to the disappointment but yeah, I'll do that later.
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Post by: Gilead on 02 Feb 2009, 23:53
The next generation are not suddenly a bunch of idiots who won't even look at a book, there were just as many kids who hated reading back when we were young as there are now, and just as many kids who love reading today.

I'm not even going to get in to the second part except to say that books are not the cause of your problems emaline, abysmally low self esteem is, I grew up reading just as many books as you (hell we had a library in our house for a while) and I don't hate myself or let anyone treat me like shit.
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Post by: Alex C on 03 Feb 2009, 00:24
That's funny; books turned me into a skeptic.

For what it's worth, there's also more than a few linguists out there who'd point out that kids are very rarely less literate than previous generations. Rather, they just adhere to different standards and emphasize different media. For example, look at texting. People spell words "incorrectly" when texting, but a lot of the times those abreviations are intentional and internally consistent; in order to effectively use text messaging shorthand you need a certain basic understanding of language to begin with or else your message won't be clear; the thought process is closer to creating your own pidgin on the fly rather than simply babbling. Whether grammar nazis like it or not, such a development is closer to an example of how language is pressed into service by each generation rather than a display of idiocy. You can be upset about it if you like, but you may as well realize now that worrying about it is as about as productive as walking down the beach and telling the tide to pack that shit in.
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Post by: Jace on 03 Feb 2009, 01:45
Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the ring.

The movie is definitely quicker than the book. It is so hard to read a book about walking. Just hobbits walking places.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 03 Feb 2009, 02:22
or tom "stop the plot, we need rhymes" bombadil, jesus that was an irritating part of a good story. I actually prefered the radio play and the films over the books, mainly because of all the songs and poems and dullness, but also because tolkien wrote Gimli and Legolas as scenery that killed orcs.

Anywaaaaay, back on topic, this is the blog thread after all. Have just woken up, had breakfast and am now sat all snuggly warm in bed before having to go out and face the cold.
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Post by: tania on 03 Feb 2009, 06:33
i grew up reading too but i don't think films are inherently inferior to books. there are some very good films and likewise, some very terrible books. i'd much prefer for someone to be really into good films than really into those twilight books or harry potter or whatever. then again it isn't really my business what people do for fun and i'm sure people who read those twilight books can still grow up to be awesome people despite the fact that those books seem sort of stupid to me so whatever i guess?
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Post by: supersheep on 03 Feb 2009, 08:09
FACT: Snowball fights are awesome. Snowball fights when half of college wanders outside to attack one another? Double awesome.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Feb 2009, 09:51
(p.s. I got moderately excited because I thought you had the same birthday as me, but then I realised you're probably still in yesterday, and I'm in today.)

(p.p.s I love how timezones make it sound like I've actually time travelled into the future. Which I guess I have. Um.)

Hey, don't worry! You share a birthday with me!

Guys today I am an adult! To celebrate this I helped out in a PGCE (post-graduate certificate in education, trainee teachers bascially) lesson, teaching them research skills. It was awesome! I have had an awesome day and I feel like celebrating by eating a big mountain of mashed potato, spinach and poached eggs which my mum cooked specially. :-D
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Post by: ruyi on 03 Feb 2009, 10:12
Happy birthday! Helping people out + eating a bunch of food yer mama cooked for you seems like the best way to celebrate adulthood  :-)
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 03 Feb 2009, 10:54
today is the day i become somewhat adult-like.

today i move out of my parents house for good (for the second time, heh). this time it is a real house though! not just some shitty apartment.

and i actually have a job to support such a move (unlike last time). oh i am so grown-up!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Feb 2009, 11:07
We're all getting so old!

I was going to go back and edit my last post but never mind. It's my birthday, and I'll double-post if I want to.

It was funny in the PGCE class because everyone there is already a teacher at the college on one of the various campuses, and in the second group I was with there were two sports teachers from my campus who kept being distracted and texting and stuff, and didn't take kindly to being told to concentrate and put their phones away! The other woman found it very funny, she thinks I should go into teaching (I shouldn't).

I felt very loved today, it was really nice. Last year my birthday was absolutely shit, really really crappy (I was crying by eleven am) so anything would have been an improvement really but today was wonderful. All my friends gave me cards and we had a party with cake and cookies and it was just generally really nice and friendly. And I had a nice chat with a friend who teaches the disabled students life skills, and is absolutely lovely and supportive and who suggested she goes to see my head of school to talk about getting me extra help with my exams. So generally a lovely, cossetted day with the people I love :-)
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Post by: jodizzle on 04 Feb 2009, 18:55
Dearest Bloggles,

So I have finally got my little life plan (or next few years plan) all sorted out, but it is making me completely miserable because I know I can't do it yet!  Basically in 6 months I am going to America and England for a month, and when I get back I am going to apply for publishing/advertising jobs in Sydney, move there and most likely live with lunchy.  I honestly cannot wait to have a real job, and real hours, and be a normal person in a big city.  This is after years of terror at the thought of these things.

Unfortunately, I hate my current job so much, and I keep looking at jobs in Sydney now, even though I know I can't realistically apply for them until after I get back from overseas because I will not be able to afford to move to Sydney and save money for travel, and I consider it bad form to be in a job for 6 months then be all LOLS SEE YOU IN A MONTH LOLS.  So every day  I get up for work at 4:30am, and go and perform my menial tasks, and deal with the fucking stupid customers, stack shelves, do orders, lift heavy things and generally feel completely miserable about the fact that I am trapped in the hell hole of despair and bitterness that is my job!

GOD WHY WONT TIME JUST PASS QUICKER.

Also fucking Lux Interior from The Cramps died :(
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Post by: tania on 04 Feb 2009, 20:07
hey blog thread.

i went to a career fair today and it was sort of stupid for the following two reasons -

- everything is electronic now, every single hiring representative i spoke to told me to go to their website and wouldn't even glance at my resume and
- the shuttle bus system they had going to and from guelph was a completely disorganized mess. they were supposed to have buses running every 30 minutes and instead they just sort of showed up whenever they felt like it, usually more along the lines of every 60-80 minutes. furthermore, the buses were not nearly large enough to accomodate all the students waiting for them. i was dressed formally and thus completely unprepared to stand outside in the freezing cold (-28 C!!!) for two hours which is what i ended up doing. the bus i finally ended up on was full too but i made it on by completely losing it and screaming like a maniac at the bus driver. i don't really scream at people ever. i'm not proud of this and i know it wasn't his fault but i was literally freezing to death and in complete agony and just couldn't function on any other level other than pure survival instinct. all day i've felt like a really lousy person as a result of this. i also ended up missing a really important cfru programming committee meeting as a result of this and i think i might have been kicked off as a result. what a ridiculous fucking mess.

on the plus side, i had a very nice long talk with a mountie and it's left me kind of seriously wondering if maybe i should look for a job in policing... but this might only be a result of the fact that i am sort of obsessed with the wire. i don't really know! i don't know anything.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 04 Feb 2009, 20:08
 :x

That's all I can say because all the people I want to tell what I'm unhappy about are asleep.



 :-(
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Feb 2009, 20:15
Did I tell you guys I got an apartment and it is teeny tiny but also in a really really nice posh neighbourhood and within a five minute walk from my work? I'm excited!
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Post by: est on 04 Feb 2009, 20:26
Multiple choice response!

a. congrats, Lunchy!  Surry Hills is pretty nice & it's good that you're so close to work
b. Oh.  So Newtown isn't good enough for you hey?  Fine.
c. I AM STILL LOOKING FOR A PLACE AND EVERYTHING IS TOO EXPENSIVE FUCK YOOOOOOOOOOU.
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 04 Feb 2009, 20:28
Yo what up Blogz!

Today I ate a piece of game pie from Bona Foodie. It was gorgeous. I also had a rehearsal all day long which was very tiring and very stresful as I am finding the play very difficult. Although it is fun. I like being all cockney wideboy ish. I' was going to write on my real blog but I don't have the energy so this is just a little note to yous.


P
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Post by: CarrionMan on 04 Feb 2009, 21:00
So, it just so happened that on the local forums for my community, they were ripping on the local band director, a close friend of mine, and one of my greatest mentors. With no information about him. It really pisses me off that people would do. One incident that they know barely anything about led to the bashing of a great teacher. This happened a couple months ago and led to the firing of two of the best teachers at my high school. Arg.
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Post by: Ladybug on 04 Feb 2009, 21:11
It is now 6AM, and since midnight I have gotten the following done:
- Huge load of dishes
- Tidied and vacuum cleaned my room
- Read 7 chapters of performance engineering for my midterm today, which means I'm not really prepared, but at least if someone asked I could tell them what the class is about and at least in broad terms tell them about what I've read. But I'll probably fail it anyways.
- Paid a couple of bills
- Threw out a bunch of trash
- Knitted a bit
- Ate and made awesome iced coffee
- Swept over countertops and the stove in the kitchen
- Sorted laundry and will be starting 4 machines once the laundry room opens in an hour, and I'll get them all tumbledried and folded before school.

..but no sleep, of course. Why am I never motivated to do stuff like this during normal hours of the day?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ruyi on 05 Feb 2009, 01:28
Tania that sounds like a real shitty time. I have never been to a career fair before and now I am even more inclined to avoid them for as long as I can manage  :-(

Today was...I dunno, it crystallized some things for me. It was my birthday today, and I didn't do anything special for it, but just spending time with a few good friends + really sweet engrish emails from my family made me really happy! But then I decided to call my dad, though I had been putting it off for a while. Pretty much every time I'm on the phone with him, he keeps me tied up for two-three hours even if I tell him I need to go, and it's been very consistent for the last several times that I end up in tears (of frustration mostly).

The situation is complicated but dumb-complicated and not worth going into. At the end of the call I felt very strongly for the first time that I don't like being upset, I want to be happy! (I dunno I guess usually when I'm upset I'm just caught up in feeling upset, and it hadn't occurred to me before to be frustrated at having to be upset instead of happy.) I really don't want to have to deal with this right now, because it's so exhausting having to work through it and it really compromises my ability to devote myself to my studies. Also my life is really great otherwise and it's like...annoying that I can't just be happy?

I really look forward to graduating and I wish I could put off working through this until then. I love school, but I could be so much better at it.

Anyways for a while after the call I was overwhelmed with how much I had to do and literally unable to make decisions but I had a good friend I could sort through this with and now I am resigned to letting myself be too unsettled to make serious progress on homework. Hopefully I will fall asleep soon.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Tom on 05 Feb 2009, 01:38
So, it just so happened that on the local forums for my community, they were ripping on the local band director, a close friend of mine, and one of my greatest mentors. With no information about him. It really pisses me off that people would do. One incident that they know barely anything about led to the bashing of a great teacher. This happened a couple months ago and led to the firing of two of the best teachers at my high school. Arg.

The internet is the great Promethean gift of the 21st century.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 05 Feb 2009, 01:57
Dear Blog thread, yesterday was so ridiculous that I sincerly hope that today improves on it.

1. on the way to uni I fall on the defrosting ice and jar my leg, I am now walking around with the sort of hobble usually seen be the gestapo in bad war films.
2. I spent a good third of yesterday being violently ill, before having to go in and be talked to about my future, never all that fun.
3. Got home, curled up in bed and was so tired I basically could not move.
4. Was ruthlessly ignored by everyone on MSN, not that I feel too bad about this everyone has work to do,
5. Finally got to sleep just after realising I hadn't eaten anything that day.

All in all, not the best of days, still I am sure this one will be superior.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 05 Feb 2009, 01:58
So, it just so happened that on the local forums for my community, they were ripping on the local band director, a close friend of mine, and one of my greatest mentors. With no information about him. It really pisses me off that people would do. One incident that they know barely anything about led to the bashing of a great teacher. This happened a couple months ago and led to the firing of two of the best teachers at my high school. Arg.

Local community forums are the devil. My local newspaper has a curmudgeonly forum in which many of the contributors refer to our city as Stabby Town and blame everything on Mexicans. This is all because we had one incident in which one drunk asshole got killed by an even bigger drunken asshole a year or two ago; frankly, this stuff almost never happens around here so it's not really indicative of any trends. It doesn't stop the bitching, however, and now I check in every once a while just to see if I can give the most egregious posters cancer through sheer force of will.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Feb 2009, 03:04
Today I ate a piece of game pie from Bona Foodie.

Oh man, The Game. Fuck.

What is in a game pie, anyway? Just random game meats? Is it a surprise?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 05 Feb 2009, 03:10
Possibly shrapnel, according to the blackboard menu of a pub in England I went to with my grandfather five-and-a-half years ago. (I think they meant lead shot.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 05 Feb 2009, 04:59
So, it just so happened that on the local forums for my community, they were ripping on the local band director

I wish this would happen to me.  I hated my local band director.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 05 Feb 2009, 08:55
I wouldn't have thought that the film would be destroyed.
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Post by: michaelicious on 05 Feb 2009, 09:06
The pains of using anachronistic technology.


(I feel your pain; I use film as well)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 05 Feb 2009, 09:18
There's no way you could gain access to a darkroom until you get the stuff you need? You could join a photography club or take a night class (even though you probably don't need it) and maybe someone would be able to help you out.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Feb 2009, 09:30
Spits the film out into a lit room?  :-o What kind of a moronic film shop does this even with film that they are able to develop? I don't know much about photography but the first thing I learnt in my Film course is to NEVER EVER destroy the footage on the original tapes in case the edit gets messed up.
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Post by: supersheep on 05 Feb 2009, 09:32
But if the film is developed, it won't matter. You can expose developed film to light all you want, but the machine didn't develop black and white, so it got spat out undeveloped.
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Post by: öde on 05 Feb 2009, 10:10
Look for second hand equipment on ebay! I know a load of people that have gotten all the stuff they need for cheap.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Feb 2009, 10:57
Ah I see, so the developing makes it ok to expose? Like I said I know nothing :-)
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Post by: öde on 05 Feb 2009, 11:27
Yeah, the but rest of the stuff should be no problem. Wouldn't an enlarger be a bit big to travel with too though? Good luck anyway!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Feb 2009, 11:35
 I know I am pretty late, but I thought 300 was a really good movie.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Feb 2009, 14:12
Well really Meebo.

Really.

I do not believe I did sign on from another computer, no.

So that leads me to believe that you have allowed someone else to sign on as me, and then booted me instead of the impostor.

I TAKE A DIM VIEW OF THIS.

It turns out that the cute supermarket  girl is straight. I take a dim view of this too :-(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: mooface on 05 Feb 2009, 14:28
i guess it's time to start the obligatory "MEEBO IS DOWN!" thread.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 05 Feb 2009, 14:40
okay so it's a small fee but regardless why the hell do i have to pay to graduate? isn't the tens of thousands of dollars i've already given my university over the last four years enough? fuck yooouu
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 05 Feb 2009, 15:08
Is it a ceremony cost sort of thing? Or are you absolutely barred from graduating without paying in?
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Post by: pwhodges on 05 Feb 2009, 15:20
I can't graduate without paying; but I've done without it for 40 years, and see no reason to bother now. 

This didn't even prevent me becoming a member of Congregation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregation_(university)) (the greater governing body of Oxford University) - it is, however, required to wear your gown to meetings, and I'm not entitled to wear a gown! (this rule was relaxed during a recent controversy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hood), so I was able to go and cast my vote).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 05 Feb 2009, 16:53
I know I am pretty late, but I thought 300 was a really good movie.

DAS IST SPATEN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDK0aIakamw)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 05 Feb 2009, 17:05
in the true spirit of blogs that no one reads or cares about:


i think i am in love with a lesbian. fuuuuck

i am going to go home, get so stoned, listen to Black Moth Super Rainbow, teach my roommate to play Magic: The Gathering, and try to forget how badly i suck at girls.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2009, 20:17
For example, look at texting. People spell words "incorrectly" when texting, but a lot of the times those abreviations are intentional and internally consistent; in order to effectively use text messaging shorthand you need a certain basic understanding of language to begin with or else your message won't be clear; the thought process is closer to creating your own pidgin on the fly rather than simply babbling.

Man, I totally write entire sentences with proper grammar and everything. No joke.

Dear blog thread,

My sortof forced interblags hiatus begins tomorrow, as I will be leaving D.C. and travelling onward to Alaska, where I will not have my laptop (it broke again a couple weeks ago) and even if I did I would not have internet in my apartment. What's nice is that two days ago I totally got a bunch of awesome clothing. Some really nice long-sleeved button down shirts, a turtleneck, some other knit-type sweaters, and some other stuff. And since it was on sale I got like 10 items for less than $150. Pretty happy with myself and Macy's right now.

Also, I got a trim today at D.C.'s Aveda Institute. It's where they teach their new hairstylists and shit. I wound up with this really cute girl doing my hair, she was hella nice and made my hair look all purdy.

Downside: my mom found out that she has to go into knee surgery. They managed to fit her in for tomorrow, which is awesome, but man, what a bummer. Related: our medical officer back home, who told her "Naaaaaaah you can do physical therapy here" can die in a fire for all we care. The doc here was like "Uhhh that's the worst thing you could possibly do right now."

Love,
Me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 05 Feb 2009, 21:08
I was drawing a picture on my computer and it overheated and turned itself off and I lost iiiiiiiiiiiiiit. :(

Stupid summer. It's only just going to get hotter over the weekend, too.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 00:10
Not here! One more horror-show day tomorrow and then it's forecast 20-something degrees for all next week.

Come oooooooon, cool change.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 06 Feb 2009, 00:32
in the true spirit of blogs that no one reads or cares about:


i think i am in love with a lesbian. fuuuuck

i am going to go home, get so stoned, listen to Black Moth Super Rainbow, teach my roommate to play Magic: The Gathering, and try to forget how badly i suck at girls.

Holy shit dude this hit so close to home you don't even know.

I mean, I'm not sure if any of the people I've ever been in love with are or have ever been actually lesbian, but the mindset this post conveys was mine for about a year (in fact it was more or less exactly a year ago that that period ended).

Things will get better.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 06 Feb 2009, 02:03
in the true spirit of blogs that no one reads or cares about:


i think i am in love with a lesbian. fuuuuck

i am going to go home, get so stoned, listen to Black Moth Super Rainbow, teach my roommate to play Magic: The Gathering, and try to forget how badly i suck at girls.

Holy shit dude this hit so close to home you don't even know.

I mean, I'm not sure if any of the people I've ever been in love with are or have ever been actually lesbian, but the mindset this post conveys was mine for about a year (in fact it was more or less exactly a year ago that that period ended).

Things will get better.

There is the hottest lesbian I've ever met, that works where I work.  I really tried hard to get with her one time at the bar here.  Didn't happen, that's all i'm gonna say.  She's such a tease with her body too.  Everytime she is around me she is all bending over and arching her back.  It's so hot, yet I know I can not touch and now I know that is true even if she is drunk.  It doesn't get better, you just pork other girls (ones that like penis) instead.
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Post by: ruyi on 06 Feb 2009, 02:17
pork pork pork a ho

man, girls be teasing me with their bodies, all arching their backs when they bend over  :-o that's how you know they wanna fuck
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Post by: Masterbainter on 06 Feb 2009, 02:51
yup ones that like the wing wang.
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Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 05:09
And while they're arched their backs, if they stretch their arms and start yawning it means they're thinking of going to bed.

BETWEEN THE COVERS.

POSSIBLY NAKED.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dazed on 06 Feb 2009, 05:12
But not with you.

Because she don't want your dick bro. Man what is up with that shit, fo realz.
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Post by: phooey on 06 Feb 2009, 05:17
now I know that is true even if she is drunk. 

Well at least you know
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Feb 2009, 05:21
My sortof forced interblags hiatus begins tomorrow, as I will be leaving D.C. and travelling onward to Alaska, where I will not have my laptop (it broke again a couple weeks ago) and even if I did I would not have internet in my apartment.

So when that Duo-Sonic comes in, I'm just calling you, putting the phone up to my amp and HOPING YOUR EARS DON'T DIE.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 06 Feb 2009, 05:29
Blog thread.
Life is pretty excellent right now.
Saturday I am graduating to red belt. This is exciting.
I think today I will get a new shirt to wear to Kung Fu with my name embroidered on it.
Saturday I will also be hanging out with my homie and his girlfriend and some of her cute friends. This is also exciting.
This weekend is going to start out awesome and end awesome. Sunday will be easy at work.
I also finally have money saved and I'm caught up on bills.
Also, the NBA will be at the hotel.
Awesome!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Feb 2009, 05:49
Today started out shitting with lots of ill and it is still full of ill but I now have a large hulk of blue stilton, some chocolate milk and a better mood. We went to film some interviews of the hair and beauty students but they are snooty and camera-shy so we ended up filming some random shots for half an hour and then leaving in a huff.

But things improved, Sarah turned up from wherever she'd been all morning and I bought some cheese. I like cheese.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Feb 2009, 05:54
Today my friend tried to convince me that eating an excessive amount of cheese leads to vivid and bizarre dreams. I remain unconvinced.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 06:21
Vivid and bizarre bowel movements, maybe.
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Post by: jodizzle on 06 Feb 2009, 06:51
Guys, GUYS,
Tonight I traded numbers with a cute boy in a bar for the first time in my life ever.

OH MAN NOW I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.  HE WOULD ONLY ASK IF HE WAS INTERESTED RIGHT? RIGHT?
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Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Feb 2009, 07:01
Right!

Traditionally, what happens next is one of you calls the other and organises to go out somewhere or do something.

At least that's how we do it down here in NSW. You Queenslanders might have some strange customs I know nothing about.
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Post by: öde on 06 Feb 2009, 07:03
Was he arching his back?
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Post by: jodizzle on 06 Feb 2009, 07:16
Nick, that sounds complicated and terrifying.  I might just leave that up to him.  (Queensland is way more normal than your silly state anyway <3)

Dan...BWAHAHAHAHAHHAAH

(Oh hey I just relaised I have both of you in my sig!  crazy!)



(Well no tthat crazy)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 06 Feb 2009, 07:21
Was he arching his back?

It's only worth it if he's dressed as a policeman :police:
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 06 Feb 2009, 07:26
Blog Thread:

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has decided to screw over the public library systems in my area by not providing tax forms anywhere else besides libraries.  There was pretty much no warning.  So all the little libraries ordered their normal small amount of forms and as the biggest library around we ordered our normal amount.  We were originally told that since we already put in the order we can't order any more right away.

We ran out in DAYS.

So now it's crunch time with everyone getting their W2s.  The NY tax department says "go to your public library" for the forms.  We have none left.  The local tax consultants cleaned us out last month.  We reordered but there is going to be a huge wait.

It's the state's stance that since all we have to do is have the forms in the library it's not a big deal for us.  Considering that we cannot give any kind of tax advice that *should* be the case.  However, people just don't understand the concept of liability.

For the last couple of weeks it's been people looking for forms and asking tax questions nonstop.

I think this whole thing is symptom of the digital divide.  NY Tax assumes that the majority of people have easy access to the internet and will use that to file electronically.  If it was just the people without Internet access it would be fine.  What they don't take into account is the HUGE number of seniors and people who simply want to use a paper form.

In any case this whole thing has become chaos at my library and I can't even begin to imagine what it's like for large libraries in NYC.


-I dunno if this counts as being a "whiney" blog rant or not.  I don't know if it's "interesting" enough to post here.  Most of you people who post here are from Australia and shit.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 06 Feb 2009, 08:59
obgled,

I am in art school studying sculpture. I have a studio space at school that is partitioned out of a massive room with a few other people's studio spaces. One of my classmates was building the back half of a life-size horse, for reasons unknown to me. They have installed this sculpture directly in front of my studio space, with the ass facing into the open passageway into my space. I don't think they even thought about how annoying it is to be working at my desk, notice a large, dark silhouette to the right, look up, and be treated to the sight of an enormous horse's ass. Also, this thing is made of a steel armature and at least three hundred pounds of awkwardly balanced plaster, so i can't move it by myself.

Dang do I have a strange life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Feb 2009, 11:44
Hey guys!

I'm probably suing my parents!

 :-D
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 06 Feb 2009, 12:42
Why?  I'm not sure I could ever sue my parents.


Also, hi guys!  I might be up for a promotion! 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 06 Feb 2009, 12:48
Thanks  to Jodie's relentless badgering, I have finally pulled myself out of a massive funk and asked the cute girl out that's been in the back of my mind lately, now I am a little worried because I do not really "date" and also it has been reported to me that she is excited about it and I am having trouble figuring out why someone would be excited about spending three hours with me, terminated by me trying to stick my tongue into their mouth. If pressed, I might even say that might be the most horrible three hours imaginable.

I really need to develop some conversational skills with women for use when I am not surrounded by loud throbbing electronic music.

Also we got death metal rickrolled at work on karaoke night the other day, and as a result I now know that the new girl I work with is a giant nerd.

Also I am having a surprising amount of success lately marrying my love of hedonism and not being broke.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 06 Feb 2009, 13:00
So guys I sent out my portfolio today, pretty much the worst/best day of my life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 06 Feb 2009, 14:41
Man Brett I am so proud.  It will be rad and you will have the best time probably!  See I am useful for making people do Important things sometimes!

Ok now I will tell my story of last night properly.

Bobbit (my housemate) took me to a bar I had never been to and it turns out that a bunch of cool alternative kids hang out there I guess.  And there was this cute kind of metal-heady looking dude with pretty ringlets and a lip ring and we started talking about chickens and and kitties that we owned/had owned, and how it was illegal to keep goats on the beach without a permit (apparently) and whatnot.  And then his night was all drama drama because he was essentially baby sitting his lesbian friend who was very drunk and kept hooking up with her ex and getting in fights, so he had to leave kind of early and he asked for my number and so we traded numbers  and like an hour after i got home he texted me and we had like a ridiculous hour long message conversation about nothing, but he did mention that he really liked  me and wanted to hang out when there was no drama.

So I guess that is a pretty awesome thing!  Also guys, he uses the word rad abotu as much as I do.  This is a good thing
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 06 Feb 2009, 14:41
So today I went out for lunch with my best friend. She told me she is moving away in a month, but that she will be in the state. Last time we saw each other I was fairly distressed by our interactions but this time around I think we really clarified some things and got things even again. However, she refused to tell me where exactly she was moving to, because she did not want that information getting out.

As it stands it's a bit complicated. She's supposed to be "out of town" at the moment. There's a whole lot of drama going on between her and two of my other best friends, both of whom I met through my best friend. They are not on speaking terms. And I am not to inform my other friends of my meeting with my best friend, or her / our plans. Which I'm fine with, I'd trust my best friend with my life (not that I'd ever really want to be in that position, heh) and last time I saw her I tried to resolve all this drama. But I am no mediator, all the people involved are adults and I don't need anyone pissed off at me.

So. I'm going to miss her terribly, but this is going to have to be my year, and I'll do without her for awhile. We've committed to seeing Cut Copy next month together and Animal Collective in June, so I'll still get to see her. I'm just glad she still trusts me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 06 Feb 2009, 14:56
Boop boop a doop -

Last night I went over to my friend Anne's apt and we hung out and watched a movie and she may be telling one of her friends I kind of liked him and give him my number. Yay! Today I dropped off my laptop to have the optical drive unplugged/removed, then I went out to lunch with my mum, then I got a haircut (just a trim), and then I went and picked up my laptop. Yay, no god awful noises are issuing from my computer! It's kind of weird for my laptop to be silent, but I am liking it.

My coworker and I have decided that we both hate our new coworker. She's annoying, rather snobby and rude, she badgers coworker#1 about design things since he used to work for an interior design firm, she talks to (read: fights with) her boyfriend on the phone a bagillion times a day, back talks me when I try to help her out, and is generally a bitch. She's also incredibly fake to my managers, who I happen to really like, so I don't like her for that either. She also struts, which I think is hilarious. Coworker#1 wants to try to get her fired (she is the third person who's been hired since I started, it won't be hard) and I am just generally going to start ignoring her. Mostly I think she's being a snot to me because I'm being trained to be the assistant manager, which she also wanted, heh heh. But it gives me and coworker#1 something to plot in the basement, which is always fun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 06 Feb 2009, 15:42
Blog Thread,

I was just at the dentist's office. Apparently, the problems with my jaw popping ever so often are caused by sucking too much hard cock my wisdom teeth. And apparently I'm gonna have to get them removed one of these days.

Novocaine, here I come!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 06 Feb 2009, 15:48
The part when he just screams suddenly is kind of disturbing.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Feb 2009, 15:57
wow that is awesome.
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Post by: Metope on 06 Feb 2009, 16:02
I did not get that kind of drugs when I had my wisdom teeth pulled out. Unfair!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 06 Feb 2009, 16:14
I did  8-) They mostly just made me sleepy though.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Feb 2009, 16:56
Those drugs just made me laugh about everything and not be able to walk properly.

That popping should go away. I had that, too. If not, hooray for TMJ!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 19:30
A few minutes ago the Bureau of Metereology recorded the temperature as 45.7 degrees Centigrade. If I'm not very much mistaken, that's the hottest day in Melbourne on record.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 06 Feb 2009, 19:33
Also - scorching hot winds!
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Post by: Gemmwah on 06 Feb 2009, 19:34
in the true spirit of blogs that no one reads or cares about:


i think i am in love with a lesbian. fuuuuck

i am going to go home, get so stoned, listen to Black Moth Super Rainbow, teach my roommate to play Magic: The Gathering, and try to forget how badly i suck at girls.

I am in like with a straight girl who I seriously thought was gay (she sets off my gaydar like nobody's business). God damn you hot librarian.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 19:36
Also - scorching hot winds!

Cool change forecast for late afternoon, man. Stay safe.

Edit: well that record lasted all of five minutes: 46 degrees Centigrade at 2:27p.m.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 06 Feb 2009, 19:53
Oh I like this page, it is the story of my life

Thanks for blogging for me, everybody
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Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 20:23
46.4 at 3:04 p.m.

(Sorry if it's getting boring reading the weather all the time, but this is historic weather.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 06 Feb 2009, 21:01
Why?  I'm not sure I could ever sue my parents.

Because they took out bills in my name without my knowledge or consent, and when they moved out they basically said that I needed to pay those bills because they were in my name, even though they were bills for when they lived here.

But I guess, I am still being estalked by family members, and they figured out my plan and brought by money to pay the bills.

And paid my phone bill. Which I am not sure how to feel about that, or what to do about it. But I got to call my bestest friend ever in the whole world and I hadn't talked to him in awhile, and basically, the whole world could be in flames, and as long as I was talking to this kid, life couldn't be better.
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Post by: allison on 06 Feb 2009, 22:19
Kevin Smith called me awesome, shook my hand and talked directly to me for 15 minutes tonight, in front of 2800 people.
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Post by: Hat on 06 Feb 2009, 22:25
Bobbit (my housemate) took me to a bar I had never been to and it turns out that a bunch of cool alternative kids hang out there I guess.  And there was this cute kind of metal-heady looking dude with pretty ringlets and a lip ring and we started talking about chickens and and kitties that we owned/had owned, and how it was illegal to keep goats on the beach without a permit (apparently) and whatnot

Holy shit what just happened. Did we seriously both just haul onto the road towards makeout city within 24 hours of each other?

We are so fucking kicking rad
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Post by: jodizzle on 06 Feb 2009, 22:28
YES!  What the hell is up with that!  Clearly we have created some kind of magic datablilty between the two of us.  We are so totes rad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 06 Feb 2009, 23:35
Yes we beat Melbourne at weather again!

47 C!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 07 Feb 2009, 00:26
So today I went out for lunch with my best friend. She told me she is moving away in a month, but that she will be in the state. Last time we saw each other I was fairly distressed by our interactions but this time around I think we really clarified some things and got things even again. However, she refused to tell me where exactly she was moving to, because she did not want that information getting out.

As it stands it's a bit complicated. She's supposed to be "out of town" at the moment. There's a whole lot of drama going on between her and two of my other best friends, both of whom I met through my best friend. They are not on speaking terms. And I am not to inform my other friends of my meeting with my best friend, or her / our plans. Which I'm fine with, I'd trust my best friend with my life (not that I'd ever really want to be in that position, heh) and last time I saw her I tried to resolve all this drama. But I am no mediator, all the people involved are adults and I don't need anyone pissed off at me.
So, uh, update on this I suppose. Had dinner and went out with one of the other friends, and we sort of talked about this situation though I did not divulge my knowledge of my best friend's whereabouts or activities. This friend, she'll be called the Artist, as the overuse of "friend" is bound to just get confusing. She is one of my favorite people, and it seemed like whatever was going on (still not quite clear on that point) was really bothering, like, she was trying not to cry. And this bothered me. My best friend had warned me that Artist and her partner would be telling untruths about her, but Artist is so... well, I've never known her to be spiteful. She's flighty and usually quite upbeat but she's human and I wouldn't put it past her to be petty.

And that's the thing that fucks me, really. Somebody is lying here, somebody's at the center of it, and it could be either of the parties. And I don't care, really. I love everybody involved in this thing, I just want them to be happy. I'd like to think that things could go back to the way that they were. I know these people were really truly friends once. But maybe it's best now that these friendships are well and truly dead (the sense I get is that the conflict is sordid and romantic in nature and there's betrayal and yadda yadda) It's just that the way things are right now is sad and I don't want to accept it.

I'm thinking at the moment I should butt the fuck out. All I can really do is be friends to both my best friend and Artist and co. while keeping them as separated as I can manage, which is not optimal, but it's all I have. I know with a fair degree of certainty that any more attempts to mediate or facilitate communication will result in a loss of trust and my best friend cutting me out of her life the way I had always feared she would. I can only really hope that, as adults, they'll come to some sort of resolution to this themselves. This impulse to stay out of it might not hold my impulse to attempt the alleviation of my friends' suffering at bay. So I'm in a bind.

I guess what continues to bother me aside from the general shittiness of the situation is that Artist told me that she believes that I am at heart, a decent and pure person, which was terribly gratifying to hear but my position here makes me feel exceptionally dishonest.

Guh, I hope this apprehension is out of me by tomorrow morning.

Also I saw my friend's band play tonight, with my friend's dad, a pro sax player who used to tour with BB King in the 70's. He tore that shit up, put a real Funhouse spin on their material. It was awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 07 Feb 2009, 06:32
Whelp, tonight was my last night in Newcastle, a 7 and a half year chapter of my life is over and really, I couldn't be more pleased. Also it was a pretty damn fun night.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 07 Feb 2009, 10:36
Dear Blog Thread,

I bruise easily. I do not know where this one came from:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/3261115532_3603a24540.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 07 Feb 2009, 11:07
Jeebus, Liz.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 07 Feb 2009, 11:57
i called the cops on my neighbor for the second time this year and he still hasn't turned down his ridiculously loud music so i called back to ask what happened and they said he pretty much told the cops who arrived at his door to fuck off and leave him alone. i've already talked to him in person a billion times. why can't you turn down your music, guy, don't you realize how incredibly stupid loud it is? it sounds like i'm listening to it in my room only we are in totally different houses. i don't know what is wrong with him but i think there is something wrong with him.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Feb 2009, 11:59
John. It is not your responsibility to sort out whatever it is they're doing. Not. It sounds like it's a really complicated situation that you've been dragged into, and to be honest for anyone who is not directly involved (ie you) it will probably remain completely unfathomable. There's nothing you can do to help fix it and if you try to stay in the middle ground and keep out of it without causing trouble you'll just get stressed and worry.

I'd say it's probably lucky in a way that your friend is moving away for a while, because it will let things die down and stop you having to distance yourself from the drama. Last year my group of friends went through a similar thing, with a major rift affecting lots of people, and it is now fixed mostly because one person moved away.

I guess what I'm trying to say is you are Good People and you should stop trying to fix the world :-)

So, blog thread, today was busy day at work and I felt ugh ill for most of it which wasn't much fun. But now it is over! And I'm home! And I don't have to work tomorrow! I also bought a bottle of wine (a little tiny one) as a present for my dad, and felt all grown up. It's the first time I've ever bought alcohol, obviously since I only turned 18 four days ago, and even though I won't be drinking it I was excited to buy wine.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2009, 14:42
Dear blog thread,

It is such a nice day out!

I woke up early this morning and went to the post office to try to sort out my mail issuses. The postman basically told me that I was ridiculous if I thought that I could fill out a change address form there for an address in Collinsville. My address was never supposed to change. I have not moved out of Edwardsville. My family did. They moved to Collinsville. I stayed here. My address never changed. After explaining all of that to him, he basically brushed off everything and ignored me. I doubt any of my mail situation is going to get sorted out.

Then I went to work, and was sent home two hours early. This has me a slight bit worried.


But when I got home, I took my dog on a one and a half hour walk, because the weather is so nice. I was planning on riding my bike when I got home, but we are both so pooped. Maybe I will nap, then ride my bike.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 07 Feb 2009, 15:09
Dear Blog Thread,

You may have noticed that Harry has been talking about the weather a lot lately. Well there have been a lot of bushfires (more than 400, according to the news) raging through Victoria (the state he and a a few other regulars live in), which have killed at least 25 people already. I hope people down there are keeping safe, and are doing ok, along with any of their loved ones. Bushfires are pretty nasty for a lot of things around here.

Man, here I was going to ask if anyone wants a shitload of basil, and I stupidly checked the news. I think hoping everyone is alright is probably more appropriate right now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 07 Feb 2009, 16:14
Hannah I want a shitload of basil.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 07 Feb 2009, 16:34
Dear Blog thread:

Last night I made my best friend watch Gossip Girl with me and he totally got into it, even if he wants to deny it. Also, I got extremely drunk, loud and beligerent and hurled remnants of hotdog on people's lawns after seeing a LCD Soundsystem/Hercules & Love Affair dj set. I also managed to yell at many groups of girls that they were "pushy skanks". Basically, I am glad I got out of that club without being in a fight. I think praise has to go to my best friend for keeping me somewhat under control and providing me with a place to crash. Although, he can also be blamed for my behaviour as he was the main provider of the large amount of alcohol I managed to consume.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 07 Feb 2009, 17:28
You sure, Tom? I will probably be giving you half of my basil, which at the moment looks lie:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/erbs.jpg)

So, uh, lots?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 07 Feb 2009, 17:30
Man, 35 people confirmed dead in the fires. More expected.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 07 Feb 2009, 19:13
Last night I engaged in some quality hedonism. I hit up a house party, hung out with a crowd of people having a costume party at the pub, wound up back at their house drinking some sick combination of OP Rum, Tequila, and Orange juice, then wound up at my friends house eating hash brownies and shooting vodka and wound up passing out in her bed after circumstances threw an incredibly creepy dude onto her couch. Seriously. Who sleeps on someones couch naked?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2009, 19:37
Creepers. Or just strange dudes. You guys sanitized the couch afterwards, right? Please don't sit on it. Please get rid of it.




Guys, I have a super crush on my best friend. Well, maybe not super. I have a casual crush on my best friend. It just seems natural, like the sky being blue. It just fits. Today he called me cute. And it was strange. It occured to me that he may like me, and well, that just can't be. Because if we dated, it'd be way too awesome and perfect. And that doesn't make sense. But whatevs. I just want to see him soon.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 07 Feb 2009, 21:29
Stick it in his pooper.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2009, 21:49
I will. Usually there is at least a little bit of spooning when we see each other. That's prime "sticking it in his pooper" time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 08 Feb 2009, 01:15
At least now I know what my next big purchase is: Darkroom equipment. I am reluctant to spend a lot of money on it before Chicagocon though, maybe I could pick up an enlarger in Chicago?

If you are wanting to put a darkroom together, my dad has an enlarger that he does not use anymore and has talked about getting rid of.  It's a bit outdated, but it still works well.  I could ask him what he is willing to sell for.  My parents live about 100 miles from Chicago.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 08 Feb 2009, 08:05
I spent most of last night surrounded by couples whilst drinking a lot of whisky in a house for one of my friends birthdays, a good time was had by all.

Also, getting my comedy material ready for stand-up in a few weeks, hopefully I will do okay.
Title: Tales of a chemically-enhanced weekend
Post by: evernew on 08 Feb 2009, 09:01
Sorry about your forest fires, dudes down under.
Emaline, there is only one way to find out and while sticking it in his pooper goes in the same direction, I suggest you clear it with the guy first. You'd expect the same courtesy.

So it was the end of the semester for my best friend and I went up to his town to visit him.
Being the reckless self-destructing ass-wrangler that he is, he had procured some sort of white powder to assist with the party-making.
Friday night was pretty dull but we only made it home at 6 so most of daytime Saturday was spent sleeping.

But Saturday night oh my God guys oh my God.
I can't get into details until I see the pictures myself.
But I'm pretty sure that I made out with a woman in one place and then a woman in another place gave me the sauciest of little notes as she left.
When we went back to the first place, my best friend derailed our plan of going home together by (semi-loudly) proclaiming he would make love to a woman we had just met.
(Cleaned up the language there a little in case there are youngins close by.)

So after living in a shell for the last six weeks due to various medical ailments and plain' ol' unemployment, I got out for the first time and it was a magnificent feeling.
The girl with the saucy note left me her number and said she'd be out of town (which is sorta irrelevant info if you don't know where she is from at all) but would be "back" next week.
I'm sort of excited.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Feb 2009, 10:04
I'm not going to stick it in his pooper. I don't think he'd be very apperciative of that. But i would of course ask him if it is ok first.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 08 Feb 2009, 15:19
I want to fast forward to Thursday, or preferably Friday. Please? A temporary clone would also be nice. (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/gah-20090208-235253.png)
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Post by: Lines on 08 Feb 2009, 17:45
That is one crazy schedule.

Guys, today an epic battle took place between me, some knickers, and the blades of the washing machine. My finger was a casualty in this battle, so I bled all over my freshly washed whites, so they are being washed again. The finger is bandaged and has been prescribed a good night's sleep. Good news on the front, however, is that I got new shoes before this horrific event.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 08 Feb 2009, 18:18
Dear Blog Brag thread,

As of today, I guess I am officially a real science-journalist-type person, as I have just had my first article published in a reputable newspaper. The West Australian, of all places. It was about a small species of bat which is about to go extinct unless the government funds an expensive captive-breeding program. Hopefully some media/public attention will make them more likely to try and save the little guys.

Love,

-Nick.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 08 Feb 2009, 18:25
Are you sure the West Australian is a reputable newspaper?
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Post by: ViolentDove on 08 Feb 2009, 18:32
Yeah, I know what you mean - it can be pretty uh, tabloidy.

I just meant a proper commercial newspaper.

Incidentally, it wasn't my first choice. And one of the (major) papers I contacted about the story ended up running it, but using their own reporter for the job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 08 Feb 2009, 18:56
So today I broke my power adapter for my macbook with liquid. :C ANYONE HAVE A SPARE :C
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2009, 02:01
Are you sure the West Australian is a reputable newspaper?

Hey man, I work for The West.

(it's not)

Hey by the way congratulations Nick! I will keep an eye out for the article.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 09 Feb 2009, 03:31
It's on page 18. It would have been page eight if it wasn't for the bushfires.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 09 Feb 2009, 03:34
There are a lot of australian people here.

Does this newspaper have a site that you can browse articles on? If so someone should post it.

In other news: I am sending valentines cards out to all my single friends, so that they won't feel bad, is this 1. A good idea or 2. Hideously creepy.
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Post by: october1983 on 09 Feb 2009, 03:42
A little patronising, perhaps?
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Post by: Josefbugman on 09 Feb 2009, 03:44
Well I am single myself, so I hoped it would not come across as that.

Also, some friends of mine up in Edinburgh have boyfriends who don't celebrate it, so I am sending them up a card.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 03:57
Yeah man, fuck valentines day.  I spent 3 of them with a serious boyfriend and still have yet to ever have any kind of Valentines celebration or acknowledgment.

Stupid lame greeting card holiday ACKNOWLEDGE ME
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 09 Feb 2009, 04:04
Well, let me put it this way, originally Valentines day was a Roman equvalent of wife swapping.

People would put the names of all the... eligible girls into a hat and then the men would draw lots to them, then the sexing. It was only after Christianity caught on in a big way that the meaning changed to one of "wuvy lovey love love"
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2009, 04:09
Oh Jodie you are going to get so many Internet Valentines now, my gosh.
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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 04:15
hahahaha 'Internet Valentines'.  If someone wants to send me delicious internet chocolate I would be a ok with this! omnomnom
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 09 Feb 2009, 04:18
I'll email you the names of all the eligible girls I know.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2009, 04:19
I will send you a hat
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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 04:20
Ok Harry, but to me 'eligible' means 'smokin hot'.  Just keep that in mind.

Dovey, what kind of hat?
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Post by: Inlander on 09 Feb 2009, 04:22
I will send you a whole bunch of Romans.

I hope you like short guys.
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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 04:25
Eh, I'm not fussy.  Well, I kind of am, but not about height especially.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Feb 2009, 04:25
Oh, hi Jodie.
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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 04:27
Oh, hi gemm.  you are a pretty smokin hot girl, I will put you in my 'eligible girls hat' when Dovey sends it to me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 04:38
Man I am just realising that despite my grand plan to the contrary, I might wind up alone this Valentines Day.

Tomorrow is the day I take immediate action to make sure that this isn't the case.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2009, 04:39
The best kind of hat for drawing names out of is a bowler hat. Real tawk.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 09 Feb 2009, 04:41
Now I know how the mad scientist feels when the monster is lurching down the hill towards all the villagers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ruyi on 09 Feb 2009, 04:43
aw man now i want a internet valentine. some body wanna swap wives wit me!!!!!!!  :wink:
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 09 Feb 2009, 04:48
The best kind of hat for drawing names out of is a bowler hat. Real tawk.

That depends on whether you've got somebody to hold the hat, or you're just going to put it down on a table or something. A bowler hat would be less than ideal for the latter - you'd need something with a flat top. Like a top hat.

Also, you can fit so many more names in a top hat.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 04:52
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9923/hatofthecatinthehathi1.jpg)

Pretty ladies hop in no goldfish allowed
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 09 Feb 2009, 05:34
YOU GUYS! I think we're all forgetting that complimenting Jodie is what is wrong with this forum and why everyone hates us and our cliques. DO NOT SEND HER VALENTINES OR ANY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IF YOU VALUE THE FORUMS. And especially don't do it in meebly, that's the worst. Its almost like burning a flag being carried by a WWII vet.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 09 Feb 2009, 10:54
The Internet. Serious business.


Lets all stop being jealous that some people are totally hotter than others. Yes?


Jodie, I have so many boners for you. Not only because you are pretty, but because you are awesome as hell.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 09 Feb 2009, 14:30
:wink:

:wink:
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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 15:35
Oh hi guys, how did this turn into a conversation about me being pretty again?  Last I saw, it was Gemm going into my eligible girls hat.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Feb 2009, 15:44
Because I apparently am only attractive to the girls of the forum, whereas you are appreciated by everyone. Woo!
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Post by: Slick on 09 Feb 2009, 17:39
hey I'd hit it Gemm
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Post by: Dazed on 09 Feb 2009, 17:52
You are all beautiful, beautiful people. I get figurative boners for all of you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 19:04
Yes but I am the prettiest.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 09 Feb 2009, 19:47
I've got boners for everyone. Boners enough to go around.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dazed on 09 Feb 2009, 19:51
Boners abound! Boners everywhere! Copious boners, if you will.
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Post by: tania on 09 Feb 2009, 20:47
it's a socialist system. common ownership of all boners. a bonertopia if you will.
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Post by: phooey on 09 Feb 2009, 20:49
You'll excuse me if I prefer Dinotopia to Bonertopia, of course.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 09 Feb 2009, 20:52
I've got boners for pretty much everyone here, seriously. When did the internet get so pretty?


Internet, I am drinking. And drinking. And drinking.

Internet, find me someone who has lots of money, so every night, I can cook for them, and they will let me use their money to buy good food, and books.

Internet, I met some dude, and we were talking talking talking about music, and how we both really like punk and liked the local scene for awhile, and then he asked me  who I'm into now, and I told him that lately I'm into folk, and he totally likes folk too! And he has a bunch of Cat Stevens records, and Simon and Garfunkel and oh man. Dude likes Broken Social Scene too! Oh man. Watch him turn out to be a ghost as well.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 09 Feb 2009, 21:42
I was doing some pondering today.

I always thought of myself as a pretty selfish person but other people don't tend to notice because like 99% of the stuff I do to make myself happy involves making other people happy first or as well as. However, it occurred to me that there are certain folks who through no real fault of their own are legitimately, utterly selfish and act on their own with absolutely no thought for potential ramifications and how they might effect other folks. I have encountered people like that in the past but it's sad when you realise that someone you've known for years is that sort of personality.

Since there's really nothing to be gained by pointing it out to them, the best thing you can do is ignore them. However, if certain habits you have mean you will definitely encounter them on occasion, you start to think that maybe you should just abandon your routine just to avoid one person, which is both absurd and a shame. Thus, the completely selfish and utterly thoughtless will always win out over people who are even moderately sensitive to the feelings of others. In my darker moments, sometimes I find myself wishing that there was some sort of karmic payback for these types but that in itself is a highly negative thought, which surprisingly do not come often to me.

Essentially, I think my own selfishness is still the problem because I genuinely want a person out of my life entirely but I can't really think of a way to ensure that it happens. I want them to be happy in their ridiculousness but I want it to be elsewhere, where I don't have to see it. If it makes sense, my life isn't the problem as such, it just contains one person too many and I would really love it if they disappeared so I could get on with not having to deal with their insensitive bullshit ever again.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 21:47
sometimes I find myself wishing that there was some sort of karmic payback for these types

There is. It is that good people will avoid them.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 09 Feb 2009, 21:48
Sorry tommy. I'm leaving now.
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Post by: Eris on 09 Feb 2009, 21:53
Serves you right for being so mean to the new guys, Slick.
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Post by: Slick on 09 Feb 2009, 21:56
Whatever, "eris", lurk some more then try to talk to me.
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Post by: Gilead on 09 Feb 2009, 22:08
For the last person I met who was that selfish and terrible there was definite payback.
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Post by: tania on 09 Feb 2009, 22:20
i'm not sure why you constantly single yourself out as selfish. everyone is selfish to some degree, they just don't think about it as much as you apparently do. you should try thinking of it from the perspective that, unlike most other people, your selfishness happens to manifest itself in the form of constant altruism. stop focusing on the whys, if you're nice to people and it works then just roll with it.
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Post by: KvP on 09 Feb 2009, 22:22
Tommy, extricate yourself from any situation in which this person would bother you.

I have a few new songs. The first one I made with Leafcutter John's free "Forester" program (http://leafcutterjohn.com/?page_id=14). It loads 6 random 8-second sound clips (non-mp3) from a folder of your choice and represents them as colored circles on a plane. You run your cursor over them and it dynamically creates sound. Record and load back into your program of choice and boom, electronic drone sound.

The song I built out of that drone ended up being really Boards of Canada-y, or rather, early BoC-y. I like it but I'd never be able to really show it to anyone.

Also I'm writing an essay on the Cato Institute. Those are some white-ass motherfuckers.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 09 Feb 2009, 22:23
I find that once you realize just how connected your own happiness is to the people around you, and how many ways there are for each to feed back into the other, being selfish and being altruistic become kind of the same thing and being nice suddenly is more fun than anything.
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Post by: Emaline on 09 Feb 2009, 22:54
Tommy, stay out of my conversations with my meatlife friends. I basically told one of my friends that I am terribly selfish because I am a music elitist, and that makes me horrible.

But I don't want to date someone who likes Dave Matthews and Matchbox 20. No. I just don't see how we are compatible.

And then my meatlife, vaguely goth, very angry/mopey/bitter/cynical friend told me that he likes Dave Matthews and Matchbox 20 makes him sad(but I am certain that it doesn't make him sad the same way it makes me sad). Then I realized I was glad we never dated.


Also, I just finished The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and I am in tears. Fuck. I don't want my kids to grow up, and I don't want to leave my previously mentioned friend ever.
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Post by: Gilead on 09 Feb 2009, 22:57
Man Emaline I just finished that book the other day on the train, I was sniffling a little by the time I got to the end.
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Post by: Emaline on 09 Feb 2009, 23:14
Its such a good book. Silas reminds me so much of my friend. He is protective of me when I need it. And it broke my heart at the end. Seriously.
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Post by: Masterbainter on 10 Feb 2009, 00:00
Dear Blog thread,

When I see my girlfriend and think of valentines day approaching I think two things.  First I think to myself how it would be great to plan something out real romantic like a fancy dinner and possibly take her to a live theatre(which doesn't exist around here).  Maybe afterwards I could get some massage oil and give her a good old fassion back massage and give her some flowers too.  You know be real nice to her....

But then I remember that's going to cut into my beer fund.  So i'll just tell her I have the flu and that she's pretty or something.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Feb 2009, 00:20
I'm working for all the important hours on Valentines Day so I'm just going to take my girlfriend somewhere nice the day after. Maybe a picnic or something? I dunno.
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Post by: Jace on 10 Feb 2009, 00:28
Dear Blog thread,

When I see my girlfriend and think of valentines day approaching I think two things.  First I think to myself how it would be great to plan something out real romantic like a fancy dinner and possibly take her to a live theatre(which doesn't exist around here).  Maybe afterwards I could get some massage oil and give her a good old fassion back massage and give her some flowers too.  You know be real nice to her....

But then I remember that's going to cut into my beer fund.  So i'll just tell her I have the flu and that she's pretty or something.

You are the type of person that I hate. I bet that your girlfriend is probably pretty attractive, but probably has low self esteem because she has to deal with people like you all the time. Don't be a douche, its fucking valentines day.

Dear Blog Thread,
If I miss class on mondays 2 more times, I get kicked out. This fucking sucks because I work nights and shit, so I have trouble waking up during the day to make it to class. I just have to pray that I don't miss another class on monday for like another 2 months.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 10 Feb 2009, 00:34
Dear Blog Thread,

Is it so hard for people to take a joke over the internet?  I know it all serious and everything, but can't there be some exception to this?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 10 Feb 2009, 01:45
As ever with new(ish) people, part of the problem here is that we don't know you well enough yet to be able to tell when you're joking and when you're not.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 10 Feb 2009, 02:22
Dear Blog Thread,

Is it so hard for people to take a joke over the internet?  I know it all serious and everything, but can't there be some exception to this?

Actually, yes. It is. There is no tone of voice, there is no facial expressions, all we can go in is previous statements and what you write. All of the subtle nuances of human speech is lost when you put it into text. Books generally let the reader know how something is being said, but when it is just text, unless it is ridiculously outrageous, it is generally taken in a neutral tone. Italics, bold and underline help to change the tone as you read it, and convey that there is emphasis, or maybe a second meaning to a word.

For example.
I hit my girlfriend last night.
or
I hit my girlfriend last night.

In the first example, I may actually be domestically abusing my girlfriend. But in the second example, I am using italics to convey that I did not actually hit her, but rather, I did something else, something that may be considered hitting to a child who is too young to understand.
Keep in mind also what Inlander said, we do not really know who you are, so we are unsure how you really act. There are people in the world who think it is okay to lie and neglect their significant others because they are too busy getting drunk. We call them bad people.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Feb 2009, 02:44
Jesus guys I could tell that was a joke straight away. Lighten the fuck up and maybe give folks the benefit of the doubt once in a while? Or at least try to be a bit more diplomatic than "you are an absolute fucking asshole" or "you are the type of person I hate." Jeeeez, maybe Patrick was right.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Feb 2009, 02:44
See that was a joke, could you tell?

(Patrick is never right)
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Post by: snalin on 10 Feb 2009, 02:47
Dear blog thread.

Not having internet at home sucks. Fuck the cable company.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Feb 2009, 02:58
Oh hey Jens while you are here is your avatar from the William Blake illustrations for The Divine Comedy?
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Post by: Eris on 10 Feb 2009, 03:17
Stuff

Harry's post basically explained people's reactions pretty well in one sentence, but uh, good work on telling us about all that stuff?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Feb 2009, 03:26
I hit my girlfriend last night....I may actually be domestically abusing my girlfriend.

O RLY
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Post by: Masterbainter on 10 Feb 2009, 03:32
My life is a joke, therefor most anything I portray in my life is usually a joke, except sometimes it's real.  Bwahahaha.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Feb 2009, 03:34
Bwaha?

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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Feb 2009, 03:43
Bwaha Men (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He82NBjJqf8)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Feb 2009, 03:45
Man I hate you so much right now for reminding me about that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Feb 2009, 04:03
I just tried to show my friends the photos of the Chicago apartment and I couldn't open the Chicagocon thread.

Then I tried to check the exact wording of the Exterminator sign and I couldn't open the scavenger hunt thread.

Fight you, college filter system. Fight you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 10 Feb 2009, 07:01
Dear blog,

I'm not a fan of Valentine Day, and neither is my girlfriend. Which is lucky, as it means there is no pressure on me to do anything. However I will probably do something small anyway just because I love her.

And to rewind a little, there is nothing wrong with slapping your girlfriend around a little. Sometimes it's exactly what is needed.

Sorry, sometimes it's exact;y what is needed.

In other news I'm life modelling tonight, and I also have a job interview at a new bar in Hove. Unfortunately in the phone interview the lady used the word 'funky' to describe the place. This is bad. but I am broke, and need a job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 10 Feb 2009, 07:48
Bwaha Men (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He82NBjJqf8)

Further cementing your image as an absolute fucking asshole.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 10 Feb 2009, 07:50
Dear Blog thread.

I am probably going out on Valentines day to a "traffic light" party, one that consists of wearing Green if your single, yellow if in a "sort of" relationship and red if out of bounds. I have to go to keep my friends happy, they are worried about me being indoors too much.

I am very tempted to dress soley in black and see what happens, is this 1. Humourous or 2. Deeply irritating.

Also, I am having a friend visit me soon from Newcastle, and I have to give a presentation on the crusader attacks on Constantinople. Wish me Luck!
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Post by: benji on 10 Feb 2009, 07:55
Wear this? (http://rlv.zcache.com/cool_traffic_light_t_shirt-p235569392819576016tdh0_210.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 10 Feb 2009, 07:57
Oh but that I had that shirt!

That would be brilliant, how better to confuse people, hells maybe I should go dressed as a traffic light and act with honest confusion when I am not allowed in.
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Post by: Gilead on 10 Feb 2009, 07:59
Dress entirely in black except for a small green badge that says 'I have herpes' in tiny writing.
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Post by: tania on 10 Feb 2009, 08:00
this year i am doing to do for valentine's day what i have done for valentine's day for as long as i can remember -

1. forget that it's valentines day
2. remember a week later while buying groceries, gorge myself on discount chocolate
3. awesome
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 10 Feb 2009, 08:00
Tania your valentines day plans are the best.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 10 Feb 2009, 08:03
I would do that if I did not have love birds in my house who insist on going out and being nice. I know they are trying to help but good grief it gets irritating when you literally can't talk to someone because there opposite number is so intent on devouring their tonsils.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 10 Feb 2009, 08:09
I will spend the day drinking heavily and listening to blues songs about how someone's woman left him.

Ok, I probably won't do that.
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Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 08:32
1. forget that it's valentines day
2. remember a week later while buying groceries, gorge myself on discount chocolate
3. awesome

I do this for easter too. And occasionally halloween.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 10 Feb 2009, 08:44
I'm going to an anti-Valentine's day party at my friend's place in Canton.  This means he is cooking (he's a cook at the Tremont, I don't know how good that place is but it's enough for him to afford a house in Canton), and there will be drunken makeouts on top of his house overlooking much of Baltimore.
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Post by: RedLion on 10 Feb 2009, 09:27
What the hell is this? it's 50 degrees in February in Wisconsin! Not that I'm complaining. It's wonderful.

Re: the day of Eros: I'd like to do something sweet and romantic for Alyssa, even if it's just taking her out to a nice dinner, but I have only 101 dollars in my savings account, and if I go under 100, they close the account (because that makes sense), and I have literally $0.27 in my checking. If the day comes around and I haven't figured something out, I'm going to feel like such a shmuck.  :-(
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Post by: wraith_six on 10 Feb 2009, 10:01
I apologize in advance if this isn't cool... I've been asked by a few of my friends to post links to their blog. *sigh* They're female, I'm not... I couldn't really say 'no'. I'm sure you understand.

Anyway, it's a blog where three truly geeky girls are basically just writing about whatever awesome and really nerdy thing strikes them at the moment. from Frank Miller to Macross Plus, Green Lantern to Ghostbusters... it's a new blog, but it's shaping up pretty well.

Anyway, here's the link, and thanks for not executing me for this. :-p

http://geekgirlsftw.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 10 Feb 2009, 10:07
I do this for easter too. And occasionally halloween.

i get to do it for easter every year too because greek orthodox easter always comes after regular christian easter! but we also get a bonus massive lamb carcass roasted in front of the house on a spit in addition to twice the candy. easter is a-okay.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 10:09
Dude, we probably don't care that you think you might get a kiss on the cheek for doing something nice for some girls who don't actually care about you. I personally really dislike people who come by and just plug their stuff. I think it's kind of rude.


(guys we don't need to all jump on him look now we're cool)


p.s. tania you posted when I wanted to post and interrupted the flow but now I think the best idea is to invent a new religion where everything is shift a week later so everything can be bought discount on sale!
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Post by: valley_parade on 10 Feb 2009, 10:28
I guess the girl I have a thing for likes a boy.

But it's not me.
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Post by: benji on 10 Feb 2009, 10:34
p.s. tania you posted when I wanted to post and interrupted the flow but now I think the best idea is to invent a new religion where everything is shift a week later so everything can be bought discount on sale!

The Holy Church of Perpetual Lateness. I like it. The only church where you can stumble out of bed, hung over, at 2:45 PM on a Sunday Afternoon and still have time to make it to church.
Title: Interior wreckoration project
Post by: evernew on 10 Feb 2009, 10:54
Hi Qwoozles,

after annoying the Meebles with my moving-into-a-new-place-and-figuring-out-where-to-put-what yammering, I'm opening the floor to general discussion.
Well, if you have anything to add to it. If not, maybe you just want to take a look.

So this is it: My new room.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/30uzln8.jpg)

Also, last weekend I did [unspecified controlled substance] for the first time and, another first, I walked over to a girl in a club, struck up a conversation and without having to do anything else she gave me her number on a little piece of paper, preceded by the biggest cheeky double-entendre I could have asked for.
That was nice.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 10 Feb 2009, 11:26
Jonas, did you get the pictures I emailed you? Just let me know, and I can cross it of my mental to-do-list.

Today, I had my English class. I was supposed to read The Picture of Dorian Gray for it, but I lost the book and although I looked for it for half an hour in my tiny room, I couldn't find it again for the life of me. So I went to the lecturer before class and explained the situation to him, and he looked me up and down and said, "yeah, your book is actually in your pants." And there it was, sticking out of my pants. I don't normally store my books in my pants, but I brought it to the kitchen with me to read while eating, and then I wanted to put it down at some point but couldn't because all surfaces were sticky and wet so I just stuck it in my pants instead. And I forgot about it and just walked about with a book sticking out of my pants. That sort of explains the looks I got today. I don't know whether my professor now thinks I was being cheeky or if he thinks I'm a huge idiot and I'm not sure which would be preferable.

This kind of stuff happens to me like all the time. I was voted "crazy professor" in high school. I decided to laugh about it though and not put my head through a wall.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 10 Feb 2009, 11:58
So this Burning Man camp from Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Experiment, is throwing a party on Saturday night SOMEWHERE in the city.  The location won't even be revealed until the day it happens.  It will start at 11ish and go on until breakfast time.  It costs less if you go in costume.  In other words it looks like it will live up to PEX's reputation in that it will be the best party in the city (because they throw the best parties in this city).

I have tickets.

Now I just need LSD.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: the_pied_piper on 10 Feb 2009, 13:13
Dear blog thread,

Today, i woke up for my second day back in lectures thinking that after 4 days of sunshine all of the snow which fell over a week ago would be gone. As it turns out, none of it was, wtf snow? So i had to descend the steepest hill i have ever walked on while trying to stay standing and not sliding into the middle of the busy crossroads at the bottom. Managing this the paved area in front of our student's union had basically turned into an ice rink so 10,000 students were trying to negotiate the ice and trying not to check each other as if it was a game of hockey (this actually happened twice, i think by accident). I hope it goes away soon.

To evernew, is the shelf above your head when you sit in the 1-seater? I could never do that, i have this weird fear of shelves collapsing on me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 10 Feb 2009, 13:24
Now I just need the LDS.

Because I am dyslexic, this is honestly what I read the first time I saw the last line of your post.
 
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/livingstones/mormons.jpg)
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Post by: Reed on 10 Feb 2009, 13:32
That picture is frightening.

Well, my roommate and I got our first gas bill for our apartment and it was $250! This isn't even including electricity! We're pretty sure that either our landlord put the bill for the entire time that the apartment was vacant on our account, or we're being charged for multiple apartments. Either way, bitches gonna pay. Our apartment stays freezing all the god damn time! The only thing that we do that takes a lot of gas is use the dryer. On top of this our post-doc is out this week, so I get to be in charge of the undergrads. One of them is actually fairly competent and can largely on his own. The other one needs constant supervision, is always asking questions that you've answered repeatedly, screws up a lot, and has this weird thing where he is always rocking left and right, which bugs the hell out of me. But he's gone for the day, so maybe I will actually be able to get some work done.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 10 Feb 2009, 13:33
Dammit, the one on the right is kind of cute. But I would probably beat them on the head with a frying pan if they stopped at my door.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 10 Feb 2009, 13:45
I once tried to argue religion with two mormon women who came to my door once. It wasn't a pleasant experience, and at one point I got so fed up with their unabashed ignorance that I said a few things that they didn't appreciate, and nobody bothered me at that address again.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 10 Feb 2009, 13:47
Two women?  I was under the impression that the spending-a-year-riding-a-bike-and-spreading-the-Word-of-the-Lord aspect was a male LDS thing.  Am I misinformed?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 10 Feb 2009, 13:56
Two women?  I was under the impression that the spending-a-year-riding-a-bike-and-spreading-the-Word-of-the-Lord aspect was a male LDS thing.  Am I misinformed?

If it's a "mission" then yes, only the men are good enough to do that. I think these two women just decided that the town was too full of sinners and were doing some extracurricular Word of Lord Spreading (they also weren't good enough to be given bikes).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 10 Feb 2009, 14:04
Two women?  I was under the impression that the spending-a-year-riding-a-bike-and-spreading-the-Word-of-the-Lord aspect was a male LDS thing.  Am I misinformed?
The new model LDS now allows women to represent them, at least as far as evangelizing is concerned. I've known mormon girls who've gone on missions overseas.

Never seen them on their bikes in my neighborhood, though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 10 Feb 2009, 14:38
Onewheelwizard, are you going to Burning Man this year or have you ever been there? I'm seriously considering going, I'd love to hear more about it!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 10 Feb 2009, 14:42
Well, my roommate and I got our first gas bill for our apartment and it was $250! This isn't even including electricity! We're pretty sure that either our landlord put the bill for the entire time that the apartment was vacant on our account, or we're being charged for multiple apartments. Either way, bitches gonna pay.

Most of that is probably the deposit which goes toward your last month's payment and you are refunded the difference.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 10 Feb 2009, 15:11
I had a rather nice discussion with two Jehovahs witnesses who came to my door, I had just got out of the shower and it was sunny outside, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt and had a debate with them. It was rather nice, the girl who came to the door was rather taken aback by me being in dressing gown and slippers and still able to deliver the occasional pertinent point.

In other news, my whole family is ill at the moment and I have been at the gym for 2 hours and everything aches. Also, tomorrow I have to go to the most boring lecture imaginable.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Feb 2009, 15:15
so i just moved into a new house and get this: it came with not one, but two rope swings already installed!

i'm thinking about having another one put in just so you can never been more than a few steps away from fun wherever you are on the property.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Feb 2009, 15:17
Maybe the last tenants were swingers.

Re: Valentines day.

This valentines I will be dancing my arse off. Apparently I bought a ticket to the Good Vibes festival (it is a festival for dancing music) a while back and then forgot about it.

I think I have to wear some stupid sunglasses or something? Apparently it is mandatory.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 10 Feb 2009, 15:45
Man blog thread, I am tired of being sick. And it's not even like I am really fucking ill. I just keep on getting these little bullshit diseases that just make you feel shitty and I am so tired of it and GODDAMNIT UGH GRRRRRr

not very long didnt read anyway : i hate colds ear aches and sore throats.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 15:46
Some Mormons were hanging around the university plaza one day when I was walking by, and asked if they could talk to me. I said I was busy (I was), they asked if they could come see me at home some time, I said sure, and gave them my address.
Maybe a month or two later, two ladies in dresses knocked on my door. I had just gotten up and was in the middle of cooking some lunch, so I came to the door topless holding a big chef's knife. I said hi, they said hi and asked if I was James, I said yes, they asked if they could talk to me or if this was a bad time and I said it was probably a bad time and then no one ever came here again.
I was kind of looking forwards to offering Mormons some tea and cookies or whatever they can have and seeing what they would say, but oh well.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Feb 2009, 15:51
My mother always invited Jehovah's Witnesses in - she felt she had a sacred duty to try to convert them to the proper church.  I tried arguing with them once - each time they produced a biblical quote, I compared it with three other translations as a debating point; it didn't get me anywhere, so I've never tried again.
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Post by: mooface on 10 Feb 2009, 15:52
before leaving for dublin michele talked to a couple jehovah's witnesses who came to his apartment because he was bored and lonely.

i've been staying at his apartment here in rome and now they keep coming once a week and asking for him.  every time i tell them he doesn't live here anymore and every time they are like "oh we were just hoping he'd be back, hey are you interested in talking to us  though?!"  it is pretty annoying, i wish they would go bother someone else instead.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 10 Feb 2009, 16:22
I had just gotten up and was in the middle of cooking some lunch, so I came to the door topless holding a big chef's knife. I said hi, they said hi and asked if I was James, I said yes, they asked if they could talk to me or if this was a bad time and I said it was probably a bad time and then no one ever came here again.

This is why I love you. Never change.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 10 Feb 2009, 16:44
Most of that is probably the deposit which goes toward your last month's payment and you are refunded the difference.
Unfortunately, it isn't. We already paid a $250 deposit, so actually our first bill was $500, but they credited us $250 for the deposit.

My mother always invited Jehovah's Witnesses in - she felt she had a sacred duty to try to convert them to the proper church.  I tried arguing with them once - each time they produced a biblical quote, I compared it with three other translations as a debating point; it didn't get me anywhere, so I've never tried again.
Yeah, they like their biblical quotes....even if they actually have nothing to do with what you are arguing. Sometimes they seem like the telemarketers who are given a script and have no idea what to do when someone moves away from it.

so i just moved into a new house and get this: it came with not one, but two rope swings already installed!
I am insanely jealous of you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 16:50
i wish they would go bother someone else instead.

See: my post shortly above yours.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 10 Feb 2009, 17:01
I do not have problems with Mormons. I have problems with the Jehova's Witnesses knocking on my door. And I can't be mean because they drag their children along with them and they are so little and cute and I always have to set a good example for kids and that's probably the wrong idea because they probably think they are doing me a favor and now they won't leave me aloooooooone.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 10 Feb 2009, 17:03
i wish they would go bother someone else instead.

See: my post shortly above yours.


i think that might be a little counterproductive to the cause.


hell, if i knocked on Mai's door and she answered it topless, i'd probably never leave.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ruyi on 10 Feb 2009, 18:03
Jonas, did you get the pictures I emailed you? Just let me know, and I can cross it of my mental to-do-list.

Today, I had my English class. I was supposed to read The Picture of Dorian Gray for it, but I lost the book and although I looked for it for half an hour in my tiny room, I couldn't find it again for the life of me. So I went to the lecturer before class and explained the situation to him, and he looked me up and down and said, "yeah, your book is actually in your pants." And there it was, sticking out of my pants. I don't normally store my books in my pants, but I brought it to the kitchen with me to read while eating, and then I wanted to put it down at some point but couldn't because all surfaces were sticky and wet so I just stuck it in my pants instead. And I forgot about it and just walked about with a book sticking out of my pants. That sort of explains the looks I got today. I don't know whether my professor now thinks I was being cheeky or if he thinks I'm a huge idiot and I'm not sure which would be preferable.

This kind of stuff happens to me like all the time. I was voted "crazy professor" in high school. I decided to laugh about it though and not put my head through a wall.

This is an amazing story.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: october1983 on 10 Feb 2009, 18:18
Man, I live next door to the main Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall for this part of London and I have never once been visited by them. Dicks.

This might have something to do with the fact that they have seen me, and possibly other people I live with, naked as the windows of their meeting hall directly face us and we are not the kind of guys to be too concerned with drawing curtains when we are not wearing clothes. Or maybe they don't come because during the summer when I got home from work I would sit on the window ledge with a bottle of wine, a pack of cigarettes and loud electronic music leering at them as they arrived for their evening meeting. These might be the reasons.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dazed on 10 Feb 2009, 18:21
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amazing story

This is an amazing story.
Yeah, I kind of can't stop laughing at that now. I feel moderately silly, but I needed the laughs today!

Yeah so, hi blog thread. So, this girl, who is my friend, who I have a bit of a thing for, but who has been non-single, is now single. Her BF dumped her today, and I've just spent the last 5+ hours comforting her through storms of crying, moping, going to the vet to get her kitten a rabies vaccine, and other such fun, fun things. She seemed alright when I left, but I'm still worried. Basically, today was a shitty, shitty day
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cernunnos on 10 Feb 2009, 18:43
Man a girl slyly subtly invited me to a valentines day thing but dang I am basically not interested in her at all. I feel like a jerk for basically avoiding her but I am pretty sure I am allowed to do that. Flat-out rejecting her, while actually better in the long run, is not something i am mentally prepared to do. It basically sucks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 10 Feb 2009, 18:47
Just go to the party but bring another girl.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 18:51
I would think going to the party in only assless, crotchless chaps and a dinner jacket w/ bowtie would be best. That is the best way to reject someone.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 18:53
Just walkin' round, all casual like, junk hanging out, jacket buttoned up, until eventually someone calls you on the fact that you can't wear a bowtie if you ain't wearin' a collared shirt.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Feb 2009, 19:24
I got the cute little mormon boys to stop visiting me by flirting with them. A lot. Forcefully.

Its a long story, but I gues they decided the girl with the low cut shirts, and facial piercings, who was overly friendly, was beyond saving.

I am thinking of making some pancakes for myself. I mean, I have some frozen berries. What else could I use them for?



James, will you be my Valentine's date?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cernunnos on 10 Feb 2009, 19:25
James, will you be my Valentine's date?

this.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 10 Feb 2009, 19:31
Only if I can have the both of you and you both agree to wear chaps. Bowties optional.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Feb 2009, 19:36
Can I wear red chaps? And rufflely undies?



ETA:

I stopped by the comic book store on my way home from work. As soon as I stepped in, the guy jumped up from his computer, and wouldn't stop talking at me. He was all "look at this! You should get this! Buy this! You'll totally like this!" and then he gave me his phone number. It was creepy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 10 Feb 2009, 20:07
I am friends with a number of genuine indie rockers on Facebook, which is sometimes very strange. For example, like a lot of other people I usually change my status to a line from whatever I'm listening to at that particular moment. Sometimes this is then seen by the person who actually wrote said line and occasionally they comment or correct it over Facebook. This has happened on several occasions now, which in my eyes makes it noteworthy.

One of the people I am friends with is Blake Schwarzenbach of Jets to Brazil and Jawbreaker, the latter of which was just about my favourite band as a teenager. Recently Blake started a new band and has taken to writing out some of his new lyrics on pads of paper and then posting them on Facebook. This one just caught my eye and made me chuckle -

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs018.snc1/2204_3211695747026610945_8935_n.jpg)

I think "Your dour internets prevail" is a keeper.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 10 Feb 2009, 20:32
I had a pretty good night! First I got a pretty candid email from a friend of mine thanking me for being emotionally available in her recent hard times, and then I got a call (by providence, as it was the exact time I deigned to check my silent-ed phone coming back from a run) from my best friend who told me that she has resolved to "do better" by me and we are going to see a movie on Thursday, which will be the first time in 3 or 4 months that I'll have seen her for more than 15 minutes at a time. Then I will show her Reason and give her a copy.

And then I got an email from a guy I helped in the lab thanking me for figuring his account settings out and saving him hours of work, which made me feel like a model lab employee. And then I got another email telling me that the lab's vaccuum lost its extension cord. So I don't have to complete the most tedious aspect of closing tonight.

Everything's coming up Milhouse.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Feb 2009, 20:51
I'm making pancakes! With blue berries! And black berries! And raspberries! Despite my super awesome friend's advice. He said they wouldn't keep well overnight, but I find that hard to believe.


Also, I think I have a crush on him. Sigh. Totally impossible. And he is not single. And sigh. I don't know what happened. I totally like this dude as a friend, and his girlfriend seems totally awesome as hell. And fuck. I like it better when I didn't crush on him.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 10 Feb 2009, 21:00
I'm realizing tonight that many of my friends are older folks these days and that there is potential tragedy in that. A good friend of mine, who works tirelessly to help others and support our community and church has been in the hospital and it sounds like she might have something serious. Her husband is in a different hospital recovering from surgery. And then another friend (who's young, like my age young) missed a meeting tonight because she had to go to the urgent care center.

EDIT: it's always hard when the people who are always helpers are in the hospital because they are so reluctant to ask for or except help from others. I can see myself falling in to that trap. I hope that, when I become in need of help from my community, I will have the courage to ask for it and accept it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 10 Feb 2009, 22:22
FUCK MY LIFE.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Feb 2009, 22:42
So a couple of pages back I mentioned that I was probably going to take my girlfriend to the park on the day after Valentines Day and we'd have a picnic or something. Anyway Ingelise asked me what we were going to be doing and so I ran that idea past her to which she replied "Pfft. That's lame, let's go to the Powerhouse Museum and see the Star Wars exhibition instead."

My girlfriend is awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Feb 2009, 22:46
Benji, I don't have much to say about you post except: Man. That sucks. I kinda know how you feel, and can see where you are coming from I hope they all get better soon, they sound like awesome people.


And Tommy, I prefer that last line. But yeah, that's awesome as hell.

And man, Liz, what happened?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 10 Feb 2009, 22:46
Boys.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 10 Feb 2009, 22:47
Fuck them all.

Inglorious bastards.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 10 Feb 2009, 22:49
My housemate just got back to Melbourne from her parents' place in country Victoria today. She went up there on Friday, and then when the fires hit on Saturday she stayed up there to help out. One of the towns that was destroyed by the fires was only 20 minutes away, she told me, from where she was.

Needless to say I'm incredibly relieved that she's back and safe. I've been worried all week.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 10 Feb 2009, 22:50
EDIT: it's always hard when the people who are always helpers are in the hospital because they are so reluctant to ask for or except help from others. I can see myself falling in to that trap. I hope that, when I become in need of help from my community, I will have the courage to ask for it and accept it.

This is the curse of pretty much any good mother everywhere. My mom is still helping people non-stop. She gets sick so much more than I do because even when she needs to stop, she can't. She is just helping too many people.

Blog Thread readers, go hug your moms if you can, they've probably sacrificed a lot for you/your family. (I swear to god if you turn this into a "my mom isn't caring she is a crazy bitch" thing, I will find you, and I will break all of the bones in your hand, one by one.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 10 Feb 2009, 22:54
Yo' mama's so fat it takes five people to hug her.

Oh wait, wrong thread.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Feb 2009, 23:40
I was going to sue my parents, remember? Except I think it was mostly my father's doing. And my mom was the one who fixed it all.


Liz, if we fucked all the boys, I think they'd be quite happy. Its the opposite of what you want to do when you are upset with them.




Today, I walked home from quite a distance. It was night by the time I started walking. And though the weather was quite nice, it was a slight bit chilly out due to wind. The first half of the distance went well, until I heard something rustle in the leaves behind me, and some twigs break. Obviously, at this point, something with no face, but a  huge grin and sharp teeth, that walked on its ankles, was following me. I could hear the drool drip off its teeth, and the clacking of its claws. So at this point, I started walking quicker.


I eventually lost the thing in a neighbor hood, that reminded me of growing up. That neighborhood lead to a field. In that field was a loud bat, who was swooping and calling. It got dreadfully close to me, and that's when I realized that it wasn't looking for bugs, it was looking for me. I knew it wanted to bite me, so I headed towards a strip mall at the end of the field, where I ducked into a locally owned grocery store. I hung around for a few minutes, and when I went back outside I could have sworn I was safe from the bat, but lo and behold, I was not. As soon as I got to the end of the street, I heard his shriek again. I turned down the first street to get away from him.

All seemed to be going well, as I walked down those dark street. I heard no noises. Nothing was too freightening, everything was going smoothly. I encountered a rock with a face, who looked like an orge all rolled up, but it did me no harm. When I made it to Main Street, I was almost home. I cut through the courthouse, and down through the parking lot. And that's where I heard it.

It sounded like heavy cutting, like two thick, sharp, metal blades crashing into each other. And also like thick points hitting the ground, clack clack clop. Obviously it was some sort of creature with hedge clipper legs. Its top would be parts of a mannequin, with bright red lips, and pencil thin eyebrows, with a stern but sullen look on its face.

Nervously, I continued walking towards my house. I was almost there. But everytime I stopped, I could hear it. Slice slice clack clack clop.

I picked up the pace again, and I made it home safe. I am now laying in bed, wishing for sleep. It is pouring down rain, and the wind is howling, and every now and then, I heard a thud! and it is quiete scary. Obviously the two creatures are back to finish their jobs. Obviously.


tl;dr :   I have an over active imagination for a 20 year old female, and it is getting the best of me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 11 Feb 2009, 00:16
My housemate just got back to Melbourne from her parents' place in country Victoria today. She went up there on Friday, and then when the fires hit on Saturday she stayed up there to help out. One of the towns that was destroyed by the fires was only 20 minutes away, she told me, from where she was.

Needless to say I'm incredibly relieved that she's back and safe. I've been worried all week.

Scratch that, she got antsy not being at her mum's house to help out seeing as how it's in an area that's in an area still officially on alert, so she went back. Ho-hum.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 11 Feb 2009, 00:18
Well, looks like I just lost a filling. Dentist said it would probably be sensitive, but, I guess I flat out lost it. This sucks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 11 Feb 2009, 00:50
Emaline, that sounds like a story from one of those really old collections of horror stories for kids I used to find in the public library. You know, the kind of book that never was new, it just came into existence looking vaguely tattered and worn-looking, with vague illustrations of stories that weren't really scary, but you still wouldn't be able to stop glancing over your shoulder for a few hours after you read them.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 11 Feb 2009, 01:02
Onewheelwizard, are you going to Burning Man this year or have you ever been there? I'm seriously considering going, I'd love to hear more about it!

I'm going this year and it will be my third Burn.

There is nothing I have experienced in life (except sex) that I can recommend more highly.  I'll send you a PM about it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 11 Feb 2009, 02:46
Fuck them all.

Yes, please.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: mooface on 11 Feb 2009, 03:31
so i joined BME a few days ago since i had a free acct anyways and i figured hey, maybe i will meet some rad people this way!

some guy messaged me and he seemed normal and nice when we first started talking... until he started going off in depth about his mom seeing him in his underpants :\

small text for length:

John says:
eeek hold on. my mom just walked by. ahhahah im in my undies hhhaha shit
Pyrate KoW says:
haha nice
Pyrate KoW says:
internetting in underpants is such a great thing though
John says:
hheh it is
John says:
are you?
Pyrate KoW says:
nah  :c
John says:
ah no fun
John says:
ahhhhh she just came by again
Pyrate KoW says:
are you in your room?
John says:
yesss but she opened the door
John says:
so bad
Pyrate KoW says:
hehe
John says:
what should i dooo
Pyrate KoW says:
you don't have a lock on the door?
John says:
no i dont. i dont know why she keeps opening it
Pyrate KoW says:
you should make a sign that says "KEEP OUT" in crayon lettering
Pyrate KoW says:
worked as a kid, right?
John says:
hah om she just said "ohh who you talking to? a hottie?"
Pyrate KoW says:
lol
John says:
hahah omg she just came over
John says:
hahah she is trying to get me to show her your picture hhaha
John says:
omgg she wont go awayyy and she can see my undies ahhh
John says:
omg she totally saw
Pyrate KoW says:
?
John says:
i cant say ittt *blushing*
John says:
she saw my cock in my undies.... they are tight.
John says:
and it's all hard *blushing
John says:
i dont know why she wont gooo haha cause i know she saw it
John says:
hehe
Pyrate KoW says:
what's she doing in your room anyways? 
John says:
i dont knowwww she wont go away cutie
John says:
*blushing*
John says:
i should just whip it out hahahhah


after spending too much time on these forums i forgot that the internet is full of creepers :(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 11 Feb 2009, 04:17
Fuck them all.

Yes, please.

How do we know who's doing the fucking though... that's what's scary.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 11 Feb 2009, 06:05
When I say "fuck them all" it roughly translates to "all men can die."

So, think twice about being excited.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 11 Feb 2009, 06:07
Fuck them all.

Inglorious bastards.

Most of us, but not all of us are these... Well, if I am allowed to wish it (being male myself I am probably not in the good books right now) I hope that whoever hurt you enough to get this angry is hung, drawn and quatered. Also, Ehugs to you, because you sound like you need them.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 11 Feb 2009, 06:27
I am in the computer room at the library now.

Some guy was just singing out loud at the one of the computers.  I told him he had to be a bit more quiet and he Vehemently denied it.  The guy next to him who was also wearing headphone also told him that he was singing out loud.  So now he has shut up.

Why the hell would I lie about something like that?  It kind of sucks that he had to be told by two separate people.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 11 Feb 2009, 06:38
Last night I was at work, on cash. A guy approached with a big stack of CDs, and as I was ringing them through, I convinced him to buy 2 DVDs as a part of our Valentine's day promotion. He was very nice, and wearing a Varsity Blues sweater, which is my school team. Because the transaction took a few minutes, I made small talk, asking what sport he played and so on. Once the payment went through, I said have a great evening, to which he replied "And you have a fantastic Valentine's day." I said "Thanks! That's actually my birthday."

He shuffled off to the side and was sorting through his bags and I rang through the next customer. Out of my peripheral vision I saw the guy reach over the counter and I thought he was grabbing something, but he was actually putting something down. I guess I gave him a strange look, because I wasn't sure what was going on, but he said "I just hope you have a really great birthday." Then he left.

I finished with all the customers in line and once I had a moment, I took the bag. Clearly my first thought was "it is a bomb. We are all going to die tonight." But I opened it anyway. Inside was a box! I opened the box, and inside that was a $100 gift card to the swanky spa next door. I told the story to my friend and she took the card over to the spa to see if it actually had any money on it at all. It's legit, guys.

Don't quite know how to take this. Maybe I've been working really hard at being nice lately, and this is karma telling me to keep it up. So I'm going to take my mom with me to get our nails done, as a thanks for being my mom and keeping a roof over my head and teaching me how to be an okay person for the last 20 years. I had a dream last night that I was in Pay It Forward and this happened and then I had to give 3 people gift cards to places and they had to give 3 people gift cards and basically isntead of people being nice, we were just giving them money.

Do I deserve this though?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 11 Feb 2009, 06:43
Yesterday, I almost bought a copy of Glamour. I normally only read my flatmate's copy secretly. I decided not to buy it, for what reason I cannot remember. This morning, I regretted that, because damnit, I wanted to read that interview with Lily Allen. Both shops on campus were sold out. So I bought a magazine called "GT" instead, because that also featured an article on Lily Allen. At home, I found out that GT stands for "Gaytimes". :D Let's just say, the interview makes an "interesting" read and I now know more about lily allen's sex life than I strictly needed to. Now I'm done with the magazine, I figure I might pass it on to a gay friend who might want to look at the pictures of boys making out, only that I don'T have a gay friend in this town. Wait - do you maybe want it, Tommy? (hee hee)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 11 Feb 2009, 07:31
When I say "fuck them all" it roughly translates to "all men can die."

man this is a double standard that bugs me a little bit to be honest. there are a lot of very decent guys. would be be alright if a guy came in here and said something along the lines of "fuck all women, they can all die"? but if no one else is bothered then whatever i guess.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 11 Feb 2009, 09:14
Methinks Liz was just making a flippant comment over her frustration. I don't think she actually wants to murder all the boys!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 11 Feb 2009, 09:35
I'm pretty sure that Tania knows that. She was just expressing her frustration over the fact that it is generally considered acceptable for women to say things like "Fuck all men" when they are frustrated with their interactions with a member of the opposite sex. Nobody bats an eyelash. But if I were to come in here and say something like "Fuck all women, what a bunch of skanks" there would be an absolute shitstorm (I am, of course, making the rather large assumption that anyone on this forum cares about the things I post). I would probably be called a "misogynistic prick".

It is a pretty silly double standard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 11 Feb 2009, 10:13
Fuck all dicks?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 11 Feb 2009, 10:24
man this is a double standard that bugs me a little bit to be honest. there are a lot of very decent guys. would be be alright if a guy came in here and said something along the lines of "fuck all women, they can all die"? but if no one else is bothered then whatever i guess.

It wouldn't bother me, so I guess it's a double standard where you are and not here?

Jens it's nothing you did, don't worry. I am just being a ridiculous idiot.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 11 Feb 2009, 10:27
it's not even more the double standard per se, just that i get really uncomfortable and kind of depressed when people make massive generalizations about an entire group based on a shitty interaction with one member. the men vs. women was just the example i used to try to demonstrate why i don't really like when people do it.. saying the same thing about black people or gay people would also lead to a similar shitstorm. but again, that is just my preference! there are lots of other people who post here besides me and if i am the only one who is offended by generalizations then i will just deal with it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2009, 10:36
Fuck fuck fuck.


I am freaking out.

Shit shit shit.


Edited because I probably should not say that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 11 Feb 2009, 11:14
Maybe it's not as bad as you think it is? :) Although that never really helps me, to be honest.

As of today, my beloved cat is no longer with us. :( I am upset. But he had been sick for two months and he wasn't going to get any better anymore. I guess he had just reached the end of his life. Still, he was a truly awesome cat. He was a stray ho probably had a rough youth on the mean streets, until he turned up in our neighbourhood one day and adopted my family. He had four people completely pussy-whipped, and when something did not go according to hid wishes, he would bite. Last spring, he gave me a bite that was so bad that I was in hospital for a week. Anton, I will always keep you in fond memory, although I plan to get a new kitty in the summer!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2009, 11:36
It is terrible. And I think I made it worse by posting, since my family still stalks me online. And basically, I know they saw my original post since my aunt just called me. Please stop estalking me guys, its illegal in Illinois.

I can't breathe, and I don't want to be at work right now. I need to go talk to people.


I am sorry to hear about your cat. Your story reminds me of my Spiderman. Truly he was the greatest cat ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 11 Feb 2009, 12:16
That's terrible. I can relate, I have a crazy family too. I had to move to another country and put lots of water between us to free myself at least half-way from them.

This won't do anything to solve your situation, but it might make you feel a little less panicky. My shrink taught my two breathing techniques the other day that I find very helpful when I feel a panic attack or a bout of anxiety coming on:

#1: Take a deep breath into your belly while you (slowly) count to three, hold your breath while you count to three, and breath out again. Repeat as often as neccessary.

#2: Breath in, then breath out and relax your arms and shoulders. Next time you breath out, relax your jaw and forehead.

I find these actually helpful, hope they help you to feel better! :)


Sadly, I did not aquire any superpowers from my cat's bite. Isn't that usually the deal? (My superpower of choice: Be able to transform into any animal. That way, I could talk to animals AND fly!)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 11 Feb 2009, 13:52
Do I deserve this though?

Generally if you are the kind of person that would ask that question then yes you deserve it.

It's the sort of person that would accept something like that without putting too much thought into it that doesn't deserve it.

It's only bad if the dude comes back and becomes a stalker or something.  But from the story I am assuming that he isn't.

I can't breathe, and I don't want to be at work right now.

Family trouble is always the worst.  I am always at my weakest when dealing with relatives.  Just remember who you are and try to get through it without forgetting.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2009, 14:03
Krina, my cat's name was Spiderman. And he acted similar to your cat.

And the breathing techniques are helping a little.

Caleb, its not really family trouble, but I know they'd love this little tidbit of news, and they'd hold it against me, and make things worse. So it is better that they don't know.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 11 Feb 2009, 14:23
So some people at my college are trying to get Michelle Obama to come to our commencement (since this year our first senior class will be graduating). To this end they have pressed a shitfuck of cards for students to write in their own messages, which will then be sent to the First Lady's office.

This is all well and noble, except for when the cards themselves have the misspelling of the word "Spirit" as "Sprit" on the cover of the cards.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Feb 2009, 16:34
Maybe they're miss-spelled deliberately? To appeal to pity - "Oh I'd better go visit these poor, stupid children, and pretend that our education system isn't failing them and their future."
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 11 Feb 2009, 17:06
Oh, that would be so ironic. No, it was a mistake.

I wrote one, saying "Dear Michelle--Please come to UC Merced. We could use the publicity. Best, (my name)."
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 11 Feb 2009, 21:16
My middle school liked to put up a Word of the Month on their marquee, usually some second-grade-reading-level word with three syllables extolling the virtues of their education and the brilliance of their students.

Except one month it was "EXELLENCE."

That's right, exellence.  Big, fat, fuckin' [sic].
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 11 Feb 2009, 21:30
It is a pretty silly double standard.

Once you understand females are not males then you will understand.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 11 Feb 2009, 22:16
I know that there is prejudice and ignorance hidden in that post but it's too vague to be defined.  It sets off warning flags but I don't know which ones.

Hey blarg thard, I've got a really intense 3 days of partying coming up starting tomorrow night.  Wish me happy times.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 11 Feb 2009, 22:34
I know that there is prejudice and ignorance hidden in that post but it's too vague to be defined.  It sets off warning flags but I don't know which ones.

Ignorance is bliss, right?  :-P
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2009, 23:00
It is OK to say that you hate all men in the same way in that it is OK to say you hate Whitey. It doesn't matter if someone hates us because we fucking run shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 11 Feb 2009, 23:13
It is OK to say that you hate all men in the same way in that it is OK to say you hate Whitey. It doesn't matter if someone hates us because we fucking run shit.

I think I love you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Iron_Fist on 11 Feb 2009, 23:16
Plans for Valentines day.

1. Get drunk alone.
2. Get even drunker.
3. ??????
4. Get drunker.
5. Profit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 12 Feb 2009, 00:28
Holy shit guys, Yao Ming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_Ming) is really fucking tall in person. And very intimidating because of his height. It doesn't matter that he is smiling, he is still super intimidating. I handed him keys. I told him his room number and check out date and I felt just a little bit scared. But, honestly, I was smiling really wide at the fact that I was handing keys to a motherfucking professional basketball player who is a giant. Dude is nice too.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 12 Feb 2009, 00:30
Plans for Valentines day.

1. Get drunk at bar.
2. talk to girls.
3. ??????
4. Profit.

Fixed
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 12 Feb 2009, 01:25
Hey that's cool, Jace! I want to meet Yao Ming because I am five feet tall and it would be funny. And probably terrifying.

So blog thread I kind of blurt dumb things sometimes, oh well.
The weather's rainy and lovely here and it clears the smog enough so that the surrounding mountains are visible. And they're covered in snow. They're tiny mountains but it's fucking majestic. I need to go snowboarding.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 12 Feb 2009, 03:00
Hi bloggles!
So I guess I have a date tomorrow night?  Cute boy from the bar and I are going to see the worst movie we can find that isn't Twilight and make fun of it together.  I have cast my vote for some kind of pickaxe murdery gore horror called My Bloody Valentine that just looks so amazingly bad!  I am a bit terrified though because I have never been on a date before in my life and I am freaking out and thinking about how much I enjoy being single and AHHHHHHH.

but woo, a date I guess!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Feb 2009, 03:44
Blogginess: 

I have just been told that the belovd head of my department is leaving us to go and set up a new research facility in Qatar.  I suppose someone in Qatar may find this news exciting, but actually, I don't <yawn/>.  He plays drums rather well, which I found a little surprising in a high-flying medic (for no good reason, I admit).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 12 Feb 2009, 04:43
So, I am watching this trainwreck of a show, "Beauty and the Geek" and I swear, it is the most (possibly unintentionally) hilarious show I have seen, because both sides are absolutely ridiculous. There is a professional Betty Boop, and a guy who called his mum to talk him up when he was trying to impress the girls. My favourite line so far was when one of the girls described a guy as "a diamond in the rust".

One of the guys (a LARPER) reminds me so much of my brother, and it is hilarious. He looks like him and has a lot of the same mannerisms, just replace the LARPing with music nerdery. Hell, I wouldn't put it past my brother to do some sort of LARP-type stuff. I am just sitting here laughing at the whole thing, and simultaneously feeling bad because I watch so much rubbish.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 12 Feb 2009, 05:47
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY_CidIS8YM) never fails to crack me up. Texted version of something from the Norwegian version of that show, and it kinda hurts to watch.

Blog thread, my slightly hellish week is soon over! There's a party I have to go to in a couple of hours, which I don't really want to go to, but at least I've bought semi-nice clothes and new shoes, and I'm not dreading it too much. A little bit, though. And then I need to finish one last assignment tonight/tomorrow, before I'm doone. I still need to study for a couple of midterms next week etc, but at least I have a few days available for that.

Also, watching ones skin clear up after having had issues with it for like 2 years feels awesome. I just hope it's not a temporary thing.
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Post by: Hat on 12 Feb 2009, 09:12
Hi bloggles!
So I guess I have a date tomorrow night?  Cute boy from the bar and I are going to see the worst movie we can find that isn't Twilight and make fun of it together.  I have cast my vote for some kind of pickaxe murdery gore horror called My Bloody Valentine that just looks so amazingly bad!

There are so many movies out here at the moment that are so seemingly aimed at a date audience but seriously if I am going to try to put some moves on a woman for the first time I do not want to see:

a) a 3d horror movie about the romantic holiday that is the day after
b) some kind of fucking 'date movie' based off a book that was based off a line from a television show  based on a book with a cast so long they had to put it in alphabetical order to avoid conflict
c) any kind of Jason Statham movie or sequel or live art performance.

Basically my best bet is Changling because lets face it, that way we'll have someone's tits to talk about to break the ice.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Feb 2009, 09:15
Why aren't you going to see Changling with your boy Jodie, it is the best choice.

Or at least go to the classic cinema and see some James Dean or some shit, fuck he's hella sexier than Angelina Jolie and you know it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Feb 2009, 09:17
Or do you just not like Angelina Jolie's tits and lips like the ridiculous majority of most of the women on the planet.

(I think I am going to try to talk my date into seeing Role Models because fuck seeing a movie on the first date you can't laugh at)
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Post by: Josefbugman on 12 Feb 2009, 09:26
I wouldn't do that, I have had enemas that were funnier that "role models".

Also, Tripple posting? Wow, thats... quite extensive.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Feb 2009, 09:28
I am not trying to woo the kind of girl who knows what third wave feminism is, dude.

how many enemas have you had to say this with any kind of certainty?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 12 Feb 2009, 09:32
Deleted, because it makes me seem gittish, I didn't intend to, but it must have come across as this.

I do apoligise. I do mean this, its rather hard for me to show that without the smileys.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Feb 2009, 09:47
Woah you tried so hard there to be backhandedly considerate you must have hurt yourself quite badly. Please, don't post again for a while, just sit and try to recover from your heinous injuries. No no, I'm quite sure you shouldn't move, no person's actuall intent should stray so fucking far from what they actually said. Just get some bedrest and fuck right off.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 12 Feb 2009, 09:57
Fine then, but post altered first.

I just wanted to be polite, I had realised I had been rude and inconsiderate.

I was trying to be slightly ammusing by being way too over the top.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Feb 2009, 10:28
Holy shit guys, Yao Ming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_Ming) is really fucking tall in person. And very intimidating because of his height. It doesn't matter that he is smiling, he is still super intimidating. I handed him keys. I told him his room number and check out date and I felt just a little bit scared. But, honestly, I was smiling really wide at the fact that I was handing keys to a motherfucking professional basketball player who is a giant. Dude is nice too.

I bet when he goes to China they're all like "OH NO! GOJIRA!" and then other people are like "Hey, that's Japan. And besides the inherent racism of assuming all Asian cultures are alike it's sort of a racist caricature of Japanese people in the first place to assume that they fear very tall people as though they are movie monsters. I'm sure Japanese people are as comfortable with very tall people as anyone else. Also, I learned English, which is cool."
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 12 Feb 2009, 11:30
It's too bad that tons of people aren't very comfortable with extremely tall people. I suppose it's a fairly understandable visceral reaction though, especially in the case of Yao Ming. I mean, the guy is an shy of being 7 and a half feet tall with his shoes off. I'm personally fairly desensitized to the really damn tall people thing, for the most part, since Yao's the second tallest guy I've seen in person.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 12 Feb 2009, 13:36
Hi blog thread.

It's half eleven in the night now and I'm practicing a monologue. Which means that I'm better then all the people that does anything else at high school. Again.

I just fucking love drama class.

And our school was open in the evening with some pretty cool lectures. They do it once in a year, and the teachers are allowed to teach whatever the hell they want. Like prostitution in the 16th and 17th century or how there's no democracy in America. It's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 12 Feb 2009, 13:48
Blogthread's Missed Connections:

Me- Dude who didn't have a lot of money on hand and looking for something cheap and microwavable in the campus bookstore for lunch. You- Sanctimonious twat who swatted a Hot Pocket out of my hand.

So I go up to the freezer in the campus bookstore because I wanted something to eat, preferably a Hot Pocket. A girl and her friend were extolling the virtues of the vegan, more healthy microwavable fare and opened the freezer for me because she thought I was going to get the spinach pocket or whatever instead. Almost immediately she is taken aback by my alternate, unhealthy choice of foodstuff, tells me that it's going to give me heart disease and a stomach ache, and despite my assertions that I didn't really care because I was too lazy and didn't have enough cash on hand to stave off heart disease at the moment, took the Hot Pocket out of my hand and put it in the freezer. I promptly took it back, thanked her for having such genuine interest in my well being (to which she just scoffed at) and proceeded to buy it. I was feeling pretty offended that some random person would suddenly appoint herself my fucking health counselor especially when her fucking advice wasn't FUCKING GODDAMNED ASKED FOR, THEN ACT BUTTHURT WHEN I VOLUNTARILY AND OF MY OWN FREE FUCKING WILL DECIDE NOT TO HEED IT!

TL;DR: Am I justified in thinking that this person should go fuck herself or do I need to take anger management classes again
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 12 Feb 2009, 14:17
Overhearing bus conversations can be kinda fun. I stood next to two missionary girls today, and the snippets of their conversation I heard kinda had me going wtf. I'm so tired of fighting with people on the street, on the team... I'm just like..INGER MARIE!, Sometimes I wonder.. I mean, there are some things.. I wonder what God wants me to do.. If this is it.. I'm doing his work, but should I be?, And I'm so shocked by what he did.. Like, he has money. That's his contribution to the plan. But he'll suffer in other ways, I guess. He'll survive, but be punished later. and I sometimes wear a little mascara, but not often, because it just looks so loose.. were some of the things said.

Also, someone puked on the table at the dinnerparty I was at today. It was at this super fancy hotel, so the invitation said "Don't drink much beforehand, we'll go out afterwards, so there's plenty of time for drinking." Well, the girl I hang out with the most at school plus a couple of other people basically turned up completely shitfaced, and they were the only ones there even remotely drunk, and we ended up by the same table. As mentioned, one of them puked on the table (the one I hang out with the most at school.... I need new friends), one of them basically spread all of his dinner out on the tablecloth and ate from there (right next to the puke) and the third one just kept laughing and yelling during every speech about how boring the speeches (which were at times quite funny) were, and she also made up a person so she could get a second, free dessert. It was so fucking embarrassing, everyone at the table looked really uncomfortable and didn't really know what to say. I feel sorry for the waitresses as well. Upside: I kinda talked a little bit to some other people from school who I haven't really talked to at all, and might have appeared normal, since we were all sort of "Uh, wtf is going on with those guys?" and had something to look repulsed by together. But still, gross. I really need to get to know some new people, but it's difficult.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 12 Feb 2009, 15:20
Guys, my daughter's aunt got her valentines gift from her husband today.  Chocolate covered bacon.  I made a face when I heard about it, but she made me try it anyway.  My mouth was confused and my brain said "WTF!" but it was actually really really good.  Fortunately, it's crazy expensive to buy and then ship to the house, so I'll likely never have it again.  This is a good thing, I think.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 12 Feb 2009, 15:33
I want to make a joke about J0n being the same way in regards to your mouth and brain, but I just don't think that'd be real tasteful. Someone else make a joke.

Good news Zlog Dread,

I apparently just bruised my two wisdom teeth because of the fact that one shifted down a bit and so they were hitting together too hard. All will be well in a week.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 12 Feb 2009, 16:03
Good news and bad news blog thread,

Good news is that my best friend took time away from her busy schedule to sit with me by the lake today. We had a heart to heart. It was good times. Then we had bad thai food.

Bad news is, one of my most anticipated games of this year / the next, the Aliens RPG being fashioned by Obsidian Entertainment, has reportedly been cancelled. I knew some people working on it, they were really enthusiastic about it. It could get worse, as according to ye Joystiq this puts the future of Obsidz itself in jeopardy. Fingers crossed they make it out okay.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 12 Feb 2009, 20:03
Why aren't you going to see Changling with your boy Jodie, it is the best choice.

Or at least go to the classic cinema and see some James Dean or some shit, fuck he's hella sexier than Angelina Jolie and you know it.

Brett, i want to see a terrible movie and make fun of it!  It has been so long since I last sat trhough a really terrible horror/slasher film in the cinemas and giggled endlessly at it.  Also we don't get the 3D version of My Bloody Valentine. Disappointed!  That would be even worse (better)!
And I considered going to see the 1955 Dracular (with Christopher Lee) which is screening at the classic cinema but it is expensiver and the seats are hella uncomfortable and I want to watch something with pickaxe murders that essentially has nothing to do with Valentines day at all, other than people dying on Valentines.  It is going to be awesome.

I hope your date is going well RIGHT NOW
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 13 Feb 2009, 00:37
I am currently on security watch, I guess? To make sure that undesirables do not make it through the front entrance of the hotel.
There are enough cops here that you'd think there was a murder. And enough other security to think that a bunch of players from the NBA are staying here.

One of the previous two statements is true.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2009, 00:54
Hat, fuck that girl. Seriously. Fuck that noise.

I kinda know the feeling. Everybody at work has been dieting lately. I am not. Most of them are in decent shape. I am not. I am totally over weight. I regularly say "I'm such a fattie" jokingly(as in, my weight does not affect me much, but since other people make such a big deal about girls being a half pound over weight, I giggle about my many many pounds over weight). Today, while telling a coworker the amazing details of this weeks stress, another coworker walks up, holding a candybar, and announces to us how many calories in it. Its getting really fucking annoying. I am so sick and tired of "I can't eat this! There's 200 calories in it!" and all the fucking mopeing that goes along with fucking dieting. Jesus. Today, my lunch was a fucking bag of potato chips, and an order of hot wings. The day before, I had a sandwich on half a demi loaf of cheese bread, with turkey, cheese, and two delicious thick slices of bacon.

I fucking love eating. I love bacon, and bread, and steak, and fruit(fuck you you motherfucking atkins bastards. I don't give a shit how many god damn carbs a mother fucking apple has in it. I LOVE CARBS*.) Dieters don't seem to realize that if you just diet until you lose those 15 pounds, you will gain them all back when you go back to eating McDonalds all the time. Diets aren't temporary things, so straving yourself and fucking living off crackers and celery is not a good diet. If you're eating more because you are hungry, eat smaller amounts of filling things(like carbs! Pasta   is seriously win for this.). If you're eating because you are bored or stressed, go do something else! Take that energy and go use it on something better than stuff your face, like working out. Seriously. Stop blaming food for your problems, and look at how you eat. I know I eat when I am bored, or stressed. I've been working on that. I've been doing other things. But I know that's why I'm overweight.

Seriously though. I am dying to know how much weight these people have lost. I am willing to bet they have lost very little. Like I said, I'm not dieting. But I've been changing a few habits, I've been walking a lot more, and not eating at the drop of a hat(or everytime I get bad news). Basically, right now, my money situations cuts out a lot of food options for me. I've got to save what I have. So yeah. I know I've lost weight. But its not something I'm going to fret over.



*I don't actually care that much for carbs. I love pasta, but bread and the like, I could do without


tl;dr fuck diets fuck them





Also, guys, I just got home from a midnight showing of Friday The 13th. It was great and cheesy and there were three sets of boobs(including Willa Ford's), but wasn't super scary or anything. Until I got home. At which point I realized I was going to be home all alone. And my house is hella creepy. Hella creepy. So yeah. Freaked out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 13 Feb 2009, 03:21
Dear Blog Thread,

Today my significant other messaged me about her fish tank breaking.  I asked her how.  She said she had to move it and it cracked and broke.  Which I responded, "so you didn't remove the water first?".  I should of worded it better but it's what came to mind.  After letting me know I failed at that response she continued to go on about how she wanted to start crying because of the mess.  So to keep her from crying I decided to give her this response, "Why cry like a baby when something bad happens, learn from your mistake and move forward".  She quickly hinted to me how i'm not getting anything this weekend.  I began to cry.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 13 Feb 2009, 03:39
Instead of crying, learn from your mistakes...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 13 Feb 2009, 04:28
it's individual to each person, but for the most part when people are upset or angry they're not really trying to be rational, they're just frustrated and need an outlet. just listen to them complain and be there for them. you can still have the "learn from your mistakes" conversation but do it later, not when they are emotional and don't particularly want to hear it at the moment. it's not surprising someone would get even angrier at you for bringing this up when you don't take into consideration their state of mind and how sensitive they are right at that moment.

also, don't compare your girlfriend to a baby. don't compare anyone you care about to a baby. again, depends on the person but lots of people i think would feel pretty pissed off and belittled by this, especially if they're already feeling upset and looking for support.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: CardinalFang on 13 Feb 2009, 04:33
Also, crying does not in any way prohibit someone from learning from their mistakes.
It's not as if the two are mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Feb 2009, 05:11
Yeah dude, you're kinda generally terrible at life.

And I mean that in the best possible way.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2009, 05:37
I am really glad I am single.

I am regularly pretty damn excited that I am not Masterbainter's girlfriend.


Everyday, I see something that makes me happy that I am not currently dating anyone. Today it was this wonderous post, but typically its something a customer does. One guy literally treated his girlfriend like a dog, one girl told her boyfriend how to spend his money. I am so glad I am single.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: mooface on 13 Feb 2009, 06:19
not being single doesn't necessarily mean being in a shitty relationship with a shitty person?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2009, 06:55
Its the day before Valentines Day. Can't you just let me behappy that I'm single? Gosh.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ummmkay on 13 Feb 2009, 08:02
dear internet,

i haven't been single on valentine's day since 2005, but that is a-okay! we had a valentine's party earlier this week and cute boys brought us tulips! and my roommate's dad sent all four of us rose bushes! actual bushes! i am going to have a very good weekend.

love,
beth
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 13 Feb 2009, 08:03
Dear blugghr

Today we painted the walls in the girls locker room pink. They painted ours light blue. This is because the people who are supposed to do that are lazy bastards and we wouldn't bother to wait any more. The shockingly pinkness of a completely pink room is quite fun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 13 Feb 2009, 08:45
The shockingly pinkness

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/jesusvsthepolice/shocking.jpg) ?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 13 Feb 2009, 09:13
Dear blugghr

Today we painted the walls in the girls locker room pink. They painted ours light blue. This is because the people who are supposed to do that are lazy bastards and we wouldn't bother to wait any more. The shockingly pinkness of a completely pink room is quite fun.

This really sounds like some kind of customary mass-courting ritual. You know, like maypoles and such.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 13 Feb 2009, 10:35
See but they don't actually spend any time with the girls as far as I can tell. The girls are over painting their locker room.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 13 Feb 2009, 11:31
But it's the locker rooms outside the dance hall (not kidding), so we could do courtship dances there after.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cernunnos on 13 Feb 2009, 17:47
I give up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Feb 2009, 18:48
Dear Blog Thread,

Today my significant other messaged me about her fish tank breaking.  I asked her how.  She said she had to move it and it cracked and broke.  Which I responded, "so you didn't remove the water first?".  I should of worded it better but it's what came to mind.  After letting me know I failed at that response she continued to go on about how she wanted to start crying because of the mess.  So to keep her from crying I decided to give her this response, "Why cry like a baby when something bad happens, learn from your mistake and move forward".  She quickly hinted to me how i'm not getting anything this weekend.  I began to cry.

I'm sorry I defended you that time.

P.S; Are you like 13 or 14? Your utter cluelessness may be forgivable if you are in fact barely pubescent.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Feb 2009, 19:35
So today is my birthday, and I don't see it so much as getting older as beginning a countdown to an age that actually matters. Also, I ate really delicious Thai food.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Feb 2009, 19:59
I love cake and I love my girlfriend (she made me cake).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 13 Feb 2009, 20:09
One day we will create a girlfriend made out of cake.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Feb 2009, 20:18
(http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=5599;type=avatar)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2009, 20:58
Plz don't jiz in my cake.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 14 Feb 2009, 00:24
My boyfriend just found out that he got into the university I attend, as a transfer student.  So last night, I bought him Plasticine and a little tropical fish bath toy that actually swims (read: we are children).  Today, we made a little Plasticine me and fooled around with animated GIFs.

In addition to my avatar, see dancing (http://sterlinghirsh.com/images/claymation2.gif) and trying to fly (http://sterlinghirsh.com/images/claymation3.gif).

In other news, I just saw Milk, which was really well acted but also pretty depressing in light of the passing of Prop 8.  Bigotry is no more dead than it was in 1978.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 14 Feb 2009, 01:25
Well, today I am not getting any manner of sex, but by the same token I am taking a very beautiful girl to dinner, and getting a new suit... this is probably going to be the most fun I have had on a valentines day in... well pretty much ever.

Also, Miss Elizzybeth? Those plastecine model things are awesome, never let anyone tell you different.
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Post by: Iron_Fist on 14 Feb 2009, 01:35
Dear blog. My plan or valentines day is going swimmingly.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 14 Feb 2009, 01:39
Last night I went out to see Jolie Holland perform. It was pretty good. I caught the tail-end of the last support band's set, and the final song they played was possibly the worst song I have ever heard. The song was played at a pace that can only be described as "plodding", and I was literally gawping at the awfulness of the lyrics. This was the opening verse:

Tell me what your heart's made out of
Tell me what your heart's made from
Tell me what your heart's made out of
So I can make my own.


Amazingly, it only got worse from there.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 14 Feb 2009, 02:30
black sheep boy is making me very, very sad
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Post by: Christophe on 14 Feb 2009, 07:37
Hog Shed,

Yesterday's Friday the 13th was about at least two different kinds of shitfuck:
1. While me and my roommate were at school, I get a call from my dad saying that the alarm at the house got tripped. I couldn't exactly do anything about that at the time being, so I called my roommate to tell him to get home ASAP to check it out because I had another class to go to. He didn't get my message, and I had to call him after my class to tell him to do it. Thank goodness nothing actually happened, probably the massive amounts of wind fucking with the garage side door's sensor?

2. We were cleaning up the kitchen because my lady was to come over today for me to make her a damn hell as Valentine's Day meal. We've wiped down the stove top and everything and I'm about to put the knobs back on when suddenly the fucking gas lighters start sparkling repeatedly and I couldn't turn them off. I genuinely thought I was going to die, I even got shocked in a panic. Two calls to my girlfriend and PG&E later, I unplugged the stove from the wall and it stopped. Apparently a little bit of water got inside the thing and needs to dry out first before plugging it back in.

It's been seventeen hours after that thing happened and the stove top isn't working yet. I'm calling PG&E again as soon as I feel awake enough to deal with this bullshit.

Oh and girlfriend time has been postponed until tomorrow.
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2009, 10:20
Dear Blog Thread,

Good News! And Bad News! And Kinda Inbetween News!

Valentines day plans are going half way well.

Plan 1: visit roommate who is currently in jail. This is what I have been fretting over that I don't want my family to know. Its a long story.
 I am very excited about this because despite my thought yesterday that I wouldn't be able to, I actually might be able to now! This is super exciting and puts me a bit at ease.

Plan 2: Go see Coraline with the cutest people I know/the only people I really love! My siblings!
This plan might not be working out, and that is lame.  I had my heart set on this. :(

Plan 3: Be a lesbian with my best friend for Valentines Day!
So far this plan is go!
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Post by: ViolentDove on 14 Feb 2009, 10:32
Last night I went out to see Jolie Holland perform. It was pretty good.

Oh hey, I saw her play out here when she toured Escondida, I think in 2004 or there abouts. My housemate and I repeatedly requested Mad Tom of Bedlam when she asked which songs we wanted to hear. She eventually played it for us! There were only about 30 people in the audience, so she was quite obliging. 

Also fuck it's 5:30 in the morning.
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Post by: Liz on 14 Feb 2009, 10:35
Blog Thread-

I got my necklace today! I ordered this little beauty (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20174209) on Monday and it was in my mailbox today. I am excited! Tonight I am going to a ridiculous party at a bar/music venue and I am probably going to use the necklace as a ploy to talk to cute boys.

Wish me luck!
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2009, 10:39
I had that octopus necklace, and it made plenty of cute boys and cute girls talk to me.



And jesus there are a lot of people at the sheriff's department. And this is making me more and more nervous.
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Post by: Caleb on 14 Feb 2009, 11:14
Cthulhu necklace?

Now there's a conversation starter.
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2009, 11:15
Jesus fucking christ god damn fucking god.
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Post by: Hat on 14 Feb 2009, 15:52
Oh my god I am a massive whore and probably a bad person but I don't care because I have one of the most fucked up Valentine's day stories that I have ever heard (It is hella personal and so I cannot get into details but it is some crazy shit)
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Post by: Lines on 14 Feb 2009, 16:25
Hello Blorg Thed.

Only two interesting things happened yesterday. The first one was that my newest coworker's check wasn't mailed to the store along with everyone else's. (She does not have direct deposit, so this is major suckage.) It turns out that it was sent to Bethesda, Maryland by mistake. The other interesting thing was that I went to a Pure Romance party that a friend was hosting that had both guys and girls, so that was a lot of fun. It would have been fun without the boys, but considering one of the guys was forced to wear a strap on that was baby pink for being late made it much more interesting.

Today was really uneventful. It will continue to be uneventful, but that's okay because I've had a headache all day and really don't feel like going to the bar with my single friends considering I am not gay and they both are and the bar in question is a gay bar. I either need more straight single friends or I should just become gay. I don't know.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Feb 2009, 16:26
Oh my god I am a massive whore and probably a bad person but I don't care because I have one of the most fucked up Valentine's day stories that I have ever heard (It is hella personal and so I cannot get into details but it is some crazy shit)

Oh come on dude now we're all curious.  (Right, guys?)

(ok maybe it is just me)
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Post by: Josefbugman on 14 Feb 2009, 16:32
I must admit I am somewhat curious now.

Also today was one of the few days in my life that I am going to look back on and say "I was happy then". I had one of my friends visiting, someone I have had strong feelings for since the age of about 16, we went shopping, had a coffee, talked about guys, walked, talked and laughed. Then I took her for a meal so she can say "I got a taken to dinner on valentines day", we hugged a lot and now I am sat in bed, talking to people about it and I am just so at peace, the world seems like a brighter place.
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Post by: Slick on 14 Feb 2009, 16:48
Step 1) Feed self - accomplished
Step 2) Acquire red wine - accomplished
Step 3) Rent movie and buy sour cream & onion chips - to be done

update: I now have one bag old dutch sour cream & onion chips, one copy Brazil, one copy Sunshine. I am set.
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Post by: KvP on 14 Feb 2009, 18:09
I either need more straight single friends or I should just become gay. I don't know.
Linds you don't have to be gay to have a bunch of gay friends. Take it from me!
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Post by: Lines on 14 Feb 2009, 18:33
Yes, but I don't need more friends, I need a love-ahhhhh.
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Post by: Hat on 14 Feb 2009, 18:40
If you wanna be my lover

you gotta get with my friends
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Post by: Dazed on 14 Feb 2009, 18:47
Blog thread, I am a sad, sad boy. I wish this were not so.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 14 Feb 2009, 19:00
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/heart.jpg)

Uh, I meant to post this yesterday, but my weekend has passed me by in a haze of partying, dancing and substance abuse.

Happy Valentines day! It is Salmonella growing in the shape of a love heart.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 14 Feb 2009, 22:35
So today, just six days after my grandmother's memorial service, my mother filled the bathtub, prepared a dish with two knives and a barbecue fork (?), and took twenty-five sleeping pills. 

Luckily, she fell asleep before she reached the bathtub to slit her wrists.  My brother got home from tae kwon do, figured out that something was wrong, and called my father at work--the paramedics rushed my mom to the hospital and pumped her full of charcoal.  She is just beginning to wake up.  When she recovers physically, I expect that she will spend at least a couple of weeks in the psychiatric hospital.  This is her third serious suicide attempt in my lifetime.

You've been a shit fuck of a year so far, 2009.
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2009, 22:42
You've been a shit fuck of a year so far, 2009.



QFT. I have never wanted a year to be over with so quickly.

And I'm really sorry about everything. That fucking sucks ass. I'm sorry. I know saying sorry doesn't really help, but seriously. I'm sorry.

Maybe we should start a club. The "Please can our lives be better, please???" Club. This years club goal: Have a moderately ok year. We aren't asking much. Not even good. Just moderately ok.
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Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 14 Feb 2009, 23:34
For Valentine's Day, my girlfriend sent me a package of custom M&M's with the messages "Han shot first" and "You are my Han" printed on them.
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Post by: ruyi on 14 Feb 2009, 23:45
Wow, sorry to hear that Elizzybeth.
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Post by: Emaline on 15 Feb 2009, 00:14
Tasks accomplished today!:


I got my roommate's car back.
I continued to alienate myself and others.
I remembered why I prefer not speaking for days.
I listen to The Knife and Boyz Noize.
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Post by: Jace on 15 Feb 2009, 00:19
Wake up, hang out, then work.
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Post by: jodizzle on 15 Feb 2009, 00:22
So guys.  My date was so good.  It went for two days.  The boy is completely smitten with me, and I have to admit I am a little smitten too.  He is really sweet and lovely and awesome (in direct contrast to Loxley, ha)!  So I guess we are a thing now?  Woo!
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Post by: snalin on 15 Feb 2009, 02:52
Bluhrghurglughblug

Today I will hang out at meebo and these forums and hopefully get some homework done.

I hate it when all my friends either live in other towns or are fucking their girl/boyfriends 24/7
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Post by: Jace on 15 Feb 2009, 02:54
I hate it when I'm not this type of person:
Quote
fucking their girlfriends 24/7
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Post by: Sox on 15 Feb 2009, 04:22
For Valentine's Day, my girlfriend sent me a package of custom M&M's with the messages "Han shot first" and "You are my Han" printed on them.

This is awesome.
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Post by: Inlander on 15 Feb 2009, 05:44
The real-estate agent wants to do an inspection at our house on Tuesday. This won't be a big deal: it's happened a couple of times before and it was literally a five-minute glance-over. However, it goes without saying that it's a Very Good Idea for the house to be neat and tidy before Tuesday morning. (For reference: it's now 12:30 on Sunday night, Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time.) Ideally the house cleaning would be done by myself and both my housemates equally. However one of my housemates is at her parents' place helping to make sure it's safe from the bushfires, so she gets a pass. My other housemate, on the other hand, does not. And she hasn't yet lifted a finger to help. And right now that shits me because I spent all afternoon cleaning the house. And all afternoon she's been at a music festival.

Now, I understand, she bought the ticket for the festival ages ago, and we only got the letter informing us of the inspection last week, so I don't really expect drop everything and spend the day at home. I would, however, very much like it if she could at least take ten minutes to do the two, and only two, things I asked her to: namely, moving back into her room the mattress that her friend from interstate slept on two weeks ago, and which has been lying on our sitting-room floor, dirty sheets and all, ever since; and putting away the esky which has been sitting out the front of our house, still full of esky-water, for the last couple of months since she took it to another music festival.

So far she hasn't done either of those things. Maybe she'll do them tomorrow night. Maybe I'm being unfair. But the fact is that she's been out-and-about doing fun things all weekend, while I, having a sense of responsibility, felt obliged to turn down the offer to go see a band with a friend this afternoon so that I could vacuum the house (including finding a new vacuum cleaner to borrow when ours spontaneously went up in flames and smoke, literally, shortly after I plugged it in today), and do the washing-up, and sweep the kitchen and bathroom floors, and pick up her dirty tissues and lolly-wrappers off the sitting-room floor. And now the house is looking lovely and clean, except for her fucking mattress and esky which I shouldn't even have to ask her to clean up for fuck's sake.

Rant rant rant, vent vent vent. For someone who complains about being allergic to dust she sure leaves a lot of shit lying around the place.
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Post by: Slick on 15 Feb 2009, 07:36
You've been a shit fuck of a year so far, 2009.
We all hope you are doing well.
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Post by: tania on 15 Feb 2009, 07:41
for valentine's day me + housemate + friend made a pie. then we watched movie films and ate the pie with lots of chocolate and ice cream. i fell asleep on the couch and drooled everywhere. it all turned out pretty good, i'm starting to really enjoy this baking thing.

i'm sorry to hear that things have been shitty for so many people. i hope everything turns out okay.
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Post by: Metope on 15 Feb 2009, 09:38
Blog Thread,

I have something to confess. My love for Tommy. Tommy, you rugged handsome British fellow, sweep me away, take me to America. Oh, the good times we will have! Tommy, I would die for you.

Kris
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Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Feb 2009, 09:42
I am quite glad that I don't live within 100 miles of any of my siblings any more.


Guys, I have been busy! And I am still busy! This is the first time I've been on the computer in several days, due to all kinds of busyness. Here are some highlights:

I spent Friday with my best friend, looking around the university he is going to next year and giggling at the fact that I had to go to all the "parent" talks while he went to the "applicant" ones.
Yesterday I did a double shift at work (meaning I spent 9 and a half hours in the supermarket) and a large quantity of that time was spent talking to an incredibly beautiful girl who is giving me a lift home next Thursday (cunning mention of the necessity for taxis brought this happy circumstance about).
Tomorrow I am going to see my foster family and we will swing through the trees like monkeys at some kind of outdoor pursuit centre, and on Tuesday I'm going into college during my holidays to slop paint around and play with a light board.

Things are exciting and today is Sunday and it is the best day.

However I am growing anxious about post.
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Post by: Metope on 15 Feb 2009, 09:50
OH GOD JENS I HATE YOU SO MUCH.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Feb 2009, 09:50
Blog Thread,

I have something to confess. My love for Tommy. Tommy, you rugged handsome British fellow, sweep me away, take me to America. Oh, the good times we will have! Tommy, I would die for you.

Kris

This is troubling.

(Jens why are you hacking into your sister's account? Silly boy.)
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Post by: Metope on 15 Feb 2009, 09:55
Next time I will log out when I go downstairs, you stupid little boy.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Feb 2009, 10:30
Threats.


Dear Blog Thread,

Today is probably a good day for doing homework but I am guessing that I will end up watching Batman and taking a nap.

Welcome to my life.
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Post by: Ladybug on 15 Feb 2009, 10:33
Haha, I am currently procrastinating by watching Batman Begins instead of studying for my physics midterm.


It's probably not the best idea, seeing as the midterm is on Wednesday, and I have another one on Thursday, and I haven't studied for either of them, but still. I want to finally watch The Dark Knight on Thursday, and I feel like I should watch Batman Begins first.
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Post by: Liz on 15 Feb 2009, 10:35
That is what I will be doing. My roommate bought The Dark Knight but he won't let me watch it until I've watched Batman Begins again.

Curse him.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 15 Feb 2009, 12:19
So, last night i went to a club night for the first time in a few months [usually i don't go as i don't drink and i have personal space issues] for my friend's 21st birthday. Although i didn't really want to be there i forced myself to enjoy it but while i was there i noticed a strange thing; everybody seemed mildly pissed off.

Is this normal? I mean, they were dancing and drinking happily enough but everyone seemed to be glaring at each other and they were just generally angry. I thought it was weird anyway.
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Post by: Scarychips on 15 Feb 2009, 14:25
I'm sorry for people who are having problems recently. I hope you will all feel better.

In other "news", I asked my best friend if she wanted to be my Valentine. She said yes, which I find cute, cause I wasn't really serious. So, yeah I was happy yesterday.
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Post by: KvP on 15 Feb 2009, 15:54
Bah bah blog thread,

I wanted to to buy some Reason refills today, but Propellerhead requires a registered copy of Reason 4. So I'm screwed.

Anybody here have a registered copy and would like to act as an intermediary?
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Post by: mooface on 15 Feb 2009, 21:39
for v-day my best girlfriend and i bought sunflowers for our best guy friends.  then our other good friends came over and we made brownie cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles on top.  then we cried as i said good bye to everyone because who knows when i'll see them again or whether i am doing the right thing and i am going to miss them so much and what am i doing with my life whaaagh
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 15 Feb 2009, 22:32
There was an attractive lady here in the lobby and apparently it was cold near the door.
You could have cut glass on those things.
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Post by: ruyi on 15 Feb 2009, 22:54
Actual email after I bought a pair of shoes today:

"Hello Catherine!

So you're interested in PUMA? Nice move. You're obviously smart, confident and know what you want in life."

I also bought a few garments. Shortly thereafter I received emails from my bank notifying me of suspicious spending activities.
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Post by: Slick on 15 Feb 2009, 23:18
I love the world we're living in.
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 04:26
I've always prided myself on my ability to make a really good chocolate milkshake. I thought I'd reached a pinnacle of my milkshake-making skills with my hot-paprika-and-chocolate milkshake.

I am happy to report that tonight's chocolate milkshake made with Earl Grey tea infused milk surpassed it.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Feb 2009, 04:48
The paprika one sounds good. I'm dubious about the earl grey, though. Have you ever had Salep (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salep)? It is a pretty good addition to a milkshakey type drink, also.

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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 16 Feb 2009, 04:59
I for one demand detailed milkshake recipes.
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 06:23
Basic milkshake recipe: milk, really good cocoa, dark brown sugar, vanilla ice-cream. Quantities to taste.

Additives I commonly, um, add are honey (obviously use a bit less sugar than usual if you're putting honey in), vanilla essence (or extract if you can get it), peppermint essence, ground nutmeg and/or cinnamon, ground ginger, or hot paprika as mentioned. I plan on trying ground cardamon some time in the future.

For the Earl Grey one today I first simmered the milk in a saucepan with some tea leaves in it for five minutes or so, being careful not to burn the milk, then let it sit with the heat off for another few minutes (careful not to let it steep for too long or it will taste really bitter, like really strong tea). Then I put it in the fridge to chill. Then I made the basic milkshake recipe above only using the tea-infused milk instead of normal milk.

Deliciousness ensued!
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Post by: Lines on 16 Feb 2009, 06:45
I had a chai milkshake once and it was the best thing ever. Also, I am going to try your milkshake recipe, because I never seem to get mine right.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Feb 2009, 10:22
man that sounds fucking delicious.


in other news bloginess: i got the BMSR cds i ordered in the mail this weekend and the Drippers EP is scratch and sniff! Mine smells like a campfire.
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Post by: benji on 16 Feb 2009, 11:24
I had a pretty awesome weekend.

On Saturday I got a haircut and then decided to blow a bunch of money on myself because I'm single and it was valentines day, so I decided to celebrate my significant relationship with me. I walked on down to the local CD store and picked up some music, and then realized that Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet were going to play a free concert. I waited around for a few hours, listened to a local band called Frisbee play (they were pretty good), and finally got to hear the band play. They were pretty superb, and hearing them play in an intimate space like that was really great. Afterwords, I got to meet them, and Bela Fleck told me I looked like I should be a banjo player. Which, coming from him, is probably compliment.

Sunday at church we threw a party for two of our longtime members who got legally married in Massachusetts for their 30th anniversary this last December. It was a fun party with an awesome wedding cake. No one spiked the punch, unfortunately, but I guess that's what you get for having your reception on a Sunday morning. There is something vaguely surreal about having a wedding reception for two women who've been together since before I was born, but it certainly was a happy event.
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Post by: michaelicious on 16 Feb 2009, 11:36
Being told you look like a banjo player should be a compliment from everyone in the whole world.
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Post by: Lines on 16 Feb 2009, 13:21
Guys, someone came in my store today asking if we were hiring. I gave her an application. She then asked what we sold in our store. I told her art supplies and then she went to the back and filled out her application. Well, she filled out most of it, as she forgot to list references and then sign and date it. But seriously. The store is full of art supplies. There is a big neon sign right inside the door that says "Artist Materials" as well as every window saying the name of the store followed by "Artist Materials" and "Picture Frames." How does one walk into a store and then not know what the crap is sold in it? How. The. CRAP.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Feb 2009, 13:31
maybe she was blind and just walked into the first door she found.

was she making weird clicking noises, like a dolphin?
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 13:48
[stuff]

Wait wait wait, you can just stumble upon a free concert in which Bela Fleck is playing? Where the hell do you live, Awesomeville?
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Post by: benji on 16 Feb 2009, 13:54
I live in Louisville. Awesomeville is two towns over.

Seriously, though, between this music store (http://www.earx-tacy.com/) and this radio station (http://www.wfpk.org/) we do get an inordinate number of great musicians playing free shows.
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Post by: snalin on 16 Feb 2009, 14:04
dear bloghutulu thread:

Plans for today was a bit of homework.

Today I have played through Half-life 2 and hung out on meebo.

Fuck.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 14:39
Did you do it at home?
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 Feb 2009, 14:50
I spent the weekend with an old friend.  As a consequence, I have now retired to bed with a cold.

Bleah.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 16 Feb 2009, 18:11
See kiddies. Going outside is dangerous.
Ninjas's tip: Stay indoors. There's less chance you'll get harmed on the internet. Well, physically anyway.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 16 Feb 2009, 18:43
I think I am about to accept a job offer with AmeriCorps working for Habitat with Humanity (as a volunteer coordinator). It doesn't pay well, but I won't have to pay for housing since my family lives in the area and AmeriCorps pays $5k of your student loans. The only con (the pros are getting experience in non profit work, not paying for housing, building up my resume, etc) is that I would have to move to another little bitty town. The little bitty town in question is (I think this is funny) Liz's hometown only I'd be in the town and not the country. Said little bitty town is only an hour and a half away from where I currently live, so it's not like I can't come back to FGO ever but still. Goodbye living four blocks from shows, and awesome coffee shops, and rad bars with good beer and all my friends (but hello being an adult, I guess)
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Post by: KvP on 16 Feb 2009, 19:53
Habitat's good work. I really ought to look into that sort of stuff!
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Post by: Liz on 16 Feb 2009, 19:57
Are you shittin' me? That is ridiculous! It is a nice little town full of nice people, but yeah it's boring as hell. In the summer it will be packed full of tourists from either Manitoba or Nebraska and you will be able to buy every knick-knack you've ever needed. In the winter there will be nothing to do. But I would come visit you any time I go home!
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Post by: Reed on 16 Feb 2009, 20:06
So after journal club tonight I noticed that one of my friends in the department was having a really bad day. I took him out to drinks  at Ted's(a whole block and 1/2 away from our lab) but I still had work to do in lab! I finished most of our 4 pitchers of beer, and no I'm sitting in lab waiting for my gel to fix (it's 11pm). I'm drunk enough that I just broke one of our gel plates and made a couple solutions where I had to use concentrated phosphoric acid, but failed to use any protection. The bright red mark on my hand tells me that this was a bad idea. I also sent my ex a text message about how the guy she's dating is a loser (it's ok, we're still friends). She showed it to him, so apparently he's not pissed at me. I'm not really sure if I should think my day is awesome or not, but my slightly inebriated self is leaning towards this direction. I need to go out for drinks more often.

Edit: I still have a 2 mile walk home. This might be interesteing
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Post by: KvP on 16 Feb 2009, 20:14
Blog thread, I am Reason bloggin'.
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Post by: Emaline on 16 Feb 2009, 20:16
Maybe, you shouldn't drink when you need to work with dangerous chemicals. Just sayin'.



Dear blog thread,

One word sums up most of how I am feeling right now. "Sigh."
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 16 Feb 2009, 20:46
*Chagrin* dangerous chemicals *Chagrin*

So! Today I went to an open house at IIT with my uncle, who went there and shtuff. It was fairly fun, and I learned a lot.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 16 Feb 2009, 20:56
Maybe, you shouldn't drink when you need to work with dangerous chemicals. Just sayin'.

This is nonsense!
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 16 Feb 2009, 20:58
My university has a huge agricultural program, and within about a ten minute walk from the campus core, there is a small student-run arboretum, and a horse stable.  So in a break in the rain today, my boyfriend and I took a walk up there and visited the horses--you can just walk right in and pet them, provided, of course, that they're willing.  Which they are.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/IMG_0042.jpg)
I'm pretty sure this horse was pregnant.
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Post by: Cire27 on 17 Feb 2009, 00:24
After three months of hating my life because of a girl, after three months of being lied to and being led on, I've decided to move on.  Hopefully I can stick to that promise.
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Post by: Masterbainter on 17 Feb 2009, 01:03
Just remember you are not bending the spoon, but merely bending yourself.  :roll:



Edit: adding.. Also today I have decided.. That if you wake up someone anything they say for the first half hour should be written off as incoherent to the actual world(even if it seems like i'm making sense).. or at least it should if it's coming from me.
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Post by: squawk on 17 Feb 2009, 01:58
So for the past week I've spent the wee hours of the night watching Cheers DVDs with my brother. I also have missed first period twice in the past week. I've been late every single day but I haven't gotten a detention yet, because I am sneaky.

I really hate this though, I'm getting even less sleep than I usually do. Stupid charming Ted Danson
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Post by: jodizzle on 17 Feb 2009, 02:01
Guys I am way smitten and it is ridiculous.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2009, 02:05
HORSIES!
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Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 02:13
Guys I am way smitten and it is ridiculous.

Why, I always found being smitten a rather nice state to be in. Who is he, where does he work etc.

Also blog thread, is it wrong that I think too much.
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Post by: jodizzle on 17 Feb 2009, 02:18
Who is he, where does he work etc.

Ha you sound like my parents.  I just had to ask him a list of questions I wouldn't normally ask people (like what do his parents do? WHAT THE HELL MUM AND DAD, NO ONE ASKS THAT) and email it to them so they could stop thinking he was some kind of crazy psycho killer because my answer was 'I dont knoooow' to almost every question they asked.

I always feel dumb being smitten because you are just in this stupid dreamy dopey state and everything is all weeeee and stupid.  It is so pleasant but it makes me feel really dumb at the same time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Feb 2009, 02:28

Also blog thread, is it wrong that I think too much.


Yes.




Guys, it is 4:30 in the morning. I am up doing my roommate's laundry. I am tireeddddd.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 02:45
Oh dear, I am old before my time, oh well.

Its fun though, embrace the dumbening, at least for a while. Its the only chance a few of us have to enjoy being truly hot and bothered about something.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Feb 2009, 03:00
truly hot and bothered about something.



Where I come from, being hot and bothered by something, is well....a slight bit inappropiate. Examples:

"The thought of my best friend, making out with and having gay sex, with his future self, makes me very hot and bothered."*
"Reading erotica makes me hot and bothered."
"When you do that thing on my neck, I get all hot and bothered. Let's go to my room."



*This sentence has a story behind it. While really fucking high the other day, I watched Primer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_%28film%29), which just so happens to be my favorite movie, as well as the guy mentioned's favorite. I asked him what he'd do if he met himself from the future, and he said, without skipping a beat, that he'd have sex with himself, and then "after cleaning up, play an online co op game so we could pwn some noobs." When I said I wouldn't sleep with myself, he told me I lacked an imagination. I asked him to film his adventure with his future self.








*He also inspired the third example.






Guys, I should go to bed.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 03:07
Perhaps I should have said "all of a flutter" or "het up". I am sorry about that.

You did seem tired, but then again when are you going to get scintilating reparte like this again... oh wait.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Feb 2009, 03:16
"All of a flutter" means roughly the same thing as "all hot and bothered".

Just so you know.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Feb 2009, 03:17
For serious. As does "flusterated."
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 03:21
Oh ruddy, bloody hell what am I supposed to say when you have the butterflies and feel a little bit embarrased and cautious when the guy/girl walks past?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2009, 03:33
Tonight I used curry leaves in a dish and now my fingers smell like curry leaves and now I can't stop sniffing my fingers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 03:35
How was the dish last night?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2009, 03:36
What dish?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: öde on 17 Feb 2009, 03:56
One word sums up most of how I am feeling right now. "Sigh."
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2009, 04:23
Oh Neil Patrick Harris,

(my roomie just received the Dr. Horrible DVD in the mail)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Feb 2009, 04:35
It is officially 6:33 am, and I am just now laying my ass in bed. I am going to finish putting these rubber bands on this rubber band ball, and I am going to actually go to bed. Here's hoping my roommate actually comes home today. I will be elated if he does.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 17 Feb 2009, 04:38
Oh Neil Patrick Harris,

THIS. He's pretty much my biggest celebrity crush ever (post-boyband-period of my life). His explanation as to why he wouldn't want flying as his super hero skill cracks me up.

(Have you found the easter eggs?)

(<3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1boY6H7YwM))
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 05:49
The dish you used the curry leaves in. You mentioned that you used it and that you now can't stop licking your fingers, I was wondering if that meant it was super delicious.

I really need to see Dr. Horrible, it sounds like a good series.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 17 Feb 2009, 06:23
It is pretty amazing. I don't even want to know how many times I've seen it, but I'm pretty sure it's over 50.

Note to self: Check when the police station closes before spending 30minutes each way to get there to get a new passport. And $20 for six copies of a passport photo is fucking expensive, if you ask me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Feb 2009, 06:32
True, but from what you've told me, isn't everything in Norway wicked expensive?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 17 Feb 2009, 06:39
I guess, but there is expensive compared to other countries, and then there is expensive compared to the rest of this country. The last time I took passport photos, it was about $14, six years ago, now it was $23. I may not even need a new passport, but was recommended to get one just in case, because my old one is handwritten and, well, old. I hate spending money that might be unnecessary on non-exciting things.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 17 Feb 2009, 07:20
This is the best part of still being in school so I get like a punch of those photos a year for almost nutting. 150+ kr for walking into a store and have the guy take one shot and print it is too expensive by far. But since you are studying, the state is throwing money at you, I don't really feel sorry for you.

Isn't there any photo boots around town, though? they are usually only 20 kr, and the photos isn't that bad. Maybe too bad for passport, though.

I think I remember walking into the police station in Bod to get a new passport, and they took the photo there. Maybe it's a small town thing?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 17 Feb 2009, 07:28
The state is not throwing money at me. It is lending me money that I will have to pay back with interest, and it's not enough to live off of without a summer job (which means very limited vacation), unless I manage to find another place to live that is super cheap (kinda impossible) and live very simple. I get 85700NOK over 10 months, and after subtracting rent for 12 months, that is 43400NOK, which is 3600 per month. This has to cover food, books (which are expeeensive), necessary clothes, a bus card, phone bill and all other living expenses, plus things like dental care and stuff. Sure, throwing money at me.

I'm pretty sure photo booths stopped costing 20kr years ago. The last time I used one, it cost 60, and my face ended up smaller than it needs to be according to the police's website, but I have no idea if that's common or not. I don't really know of any photo booths here anyways.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Feb 2009, 07:59
Fog Shreds:

The girl I am into really digs my haircut. Awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 17 Feb 2009, 09:08
Oh ruddy, bloody hell what am I supposed to say when you have the butterflies and feel a little bit embarrased and cautious when the guy/girl walks past?

I believe this is called being "twitterpated"!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 17 Feb 2009, 09:20
(<3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1boY6H7YwM))

Part 2 is better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55Q8rwYXc8&NR=1). Shake it!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Feb 2009, 09:32
I will be using that word from now on.

I was thinking of "queeqejecimal" so I have an extra high score in scrable, but your word sounds more believable.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 17 Feb 2009, 09:34
Hey Nick, you might have seen this already but Peter Garrett's got your back (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/16/2492049.htm).

(also check out that pun)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2009, 14:11
I am superbusy this week! It's half term so I planned a lot of stuff to keep myself amused, meaning I ended up working all weekend and then went to Go Ape with my foster family yesterday which was kind of terrifying and brilliant at the same time. Today I was in college painting scenery for the am dram production of Hansel and Gretel (which I'm also doing the lighting for) with three people I don't usually spend much time with. It was great, we're going again on Thursday to finish off which will be fun :-)

And this morning I went shopping for the food for my dinner party tomorrow, which I spent the evening preparing for. I still have to clean my room, do the bits of cooking that can't be done in advance, polish the silverware and change the tablecloths from the farmyard scene wax covered ones to posh white linen. I'm so excited!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Feb 2009, 14:26
So, uh....my friend is shaving his head for cancer. (http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/shavee_info.php?ParticipantKey=2009-61964) He asked me to post this as many places as possible, so  I am posting it here. Donate maybe please?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2009, 15:13
The dish you used the curry leaves in. You mentioned that you used it and that you now can't stop licking your fingers, I was wondering if that meant it was super delicious.

Oh. That dish was tonight, not last night. Well it was last night now because now it's the next morning, but it wasn't the last night that you meant. See?

(It was delicious.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 17 Feb 2009, 16:03
Ooh, Saint Baldrick's. I did that last year, will probably do it again this year. You people should do it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Feb 2009, 17:32
Hey Nick, you might have seen this already but Peter Garrett's got your back (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/16/2492049.htm).

(also check out that pun)

Oh thanks. I hadn't seen that one... the story has been picked up a few places now. Nice to see Garrets going to maybe do something!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Feb 2009, 17:44
Ooh, Saint Baldrick's. I did that last year, will probably do it again this year. You people should do it.

I keep thinking I might do it. I'd have no problem shaving my head. I'm just worried about getting the money.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Feb 2009, 22:46
Apparently dubstep is the new electro-house.

Also I am back at my old work listening to industrial techno and drinking my homebrew, 'cause I gave my workmate a few bottles for his birthday, and he's all yeah let's drink and work and listen to tunes at the same time. Woo, science.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 17 Feb 2009, 22:51
I guess they need to cut back on hours at my work. So, they decided to give me 3 days off this week, normally I'd be like "cool! an extra day off." But instead I'm like "hey you fucking dumbasses, how about you tell the rest of your employees to cut back on getting here 20 minutes early and leaving at least 20 minutes late so they stop getting overtime?"

I am going to be telling them that I need 5 days a week, that is why I got this job, because I have to pay my bills.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 00:10
I am now a legitimate Reason user. Look at me, all respectable like.

This time next week I shall be putting a DONK on it so hard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2009, 00:38
Apparently dubstep is the new electro-house.

Does this mean I'm underground again?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 00:43
Benga's pretty good guys.

For serious.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2009, 01:35
urrrgh.. must.. resist... urge... to post... Vengaboys clip.....

hrrrng
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 18 Feb 2009, 01:41
do it, go on, it won't hurt, you even post it on another account, go on... do it

Also, today I started one of my 3 essays, I am now 400 words in to something that has to be in in one month, thank God for lazy weeks.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Feb 2009, 02:24
Benga's pretty good guys.

For serious.

I know!

To clarify, I was quoting a friend of mine who was commenting on the recent rise in popularity of dubstep.

I'm not sure I agree with him, though... I was at this festival on the weekend, and a dude dropped a few dubstep tracks in the middle of a breaks set and everyone just looked a bit confused.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 18 Feb 2009, 04:09
Bear Dlog Thread.

Today I went to the law student orientation day at my uni because I'm a bum and I knew there'd be free food. Law students start before everyone else so it was a pretty small affair but meh. Some of the guys in my classes were there volunteering and helping the new victi... students around the uni when they got lost and/or needed to go to the bathroom. Also my lecturers are really friendly and so I chatted to them for a bit, mostly shop but meh. I was pleasantly surprised to see one of my better friends from highscool who I never see anymore because we were in different years is starting the course so we may actually see eachother. The uni year looks good already except for the actual work I'll have to do.
Anyway, there was free icecream and soft drinks and that, and Nando's had set up a stall and were handing out free chicken, along with bottles of sauce and vouchers.

And this:
(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/look_out_ninjas/Image007.jpg)
(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/look_out_ninjas/Image008.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Feb 2009, 04:15
Is it piri-piri flavoured?

Please say yes.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 18 Feb 2009, 05:10
Maybe send a text message saying something along the lines of that you don't want to impose, but that you're there if (s)he wants to talk or something?

I suck at this kind of thing, but I think I'd maybe do something like that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Feb 2009, 05:12
This is one of the occasions that a card in the post is good; and maybe a phone call tomorrow, but not today.  Many people send flowers, but that might not be right for you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 18 Feb 2009, 05:30
A phone call may not be a good idea: there's a strong possibility that your friend is being inundated with phone calls from concerned friends and family right now. A card as Paul suggested can also be good, but if it's a card bought from a shop it can seem a bit impersonal regardless of what you write inside, so I'd suggest taking the time to write a letter instead, even if it's just a really short one. If ever there was an occasion where you should take time to personally put something down on paper and send it to somebody this is it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Metope on 18 Feb 2009, 05:44
Yeah, making a card or writing a letter sounds like a good idea, but I think it's probably a good idea to text her/him too. It's not insensitive at all, your friend will probably be glad to know you are there for them no matter what media you use to let them know through. Also, next time you see your friend give her/him a big hug. The first day back at school after something like that is terrible, and the more people show they care the easier it will be for them (at least that's how I remember it from my friends who have lost someone close).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 18 Feb 2009, 06:59
So, my friend wrote over my Fallout 3 save, which had 60 hours on it.  That's kind of bad news. 

However, I have managed to get 100's on all but one assignment in all my classes so far this semester.  This is pretty fuckin' awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 18 Feb 2009, 08:25
but I think it's probably a good idea to text her/him too. It's not insensitive at all, your friend will probably be glad to know you are there for them no matter what media you use to let them know through.

I totally agree with this.  My dad was just telling me how, the day after my grandmother died, my uncle in Vermont texted him.  My dad--who usually never texts--was driving upstate and getting a ton of calls, so he said it was nice to get just a little "I'm really sorry to hear about your loss.  Let me know if there's anything I can do" note without having to do the whole five-minute-phone-conversation thing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 18 Feb 2009, 08:39
I am now a legitimate Reason user. Look at me, all respectable like.

This time next week I shall be putting a DONK on it so hard.

SEARCHING FOR DONK

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/336/searchingfordonkyd1.png)

DONK NOT FOUND

 :x

If you had been paying attention you would have learned you can only put a donk on something by getting the machine specifically designed to put a donk on "it" delivered to your house.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 09:16
Yeah well I only saw the fifth video.

That sort of awesome music has to be creatable through Reason. Otherwise why would I buy it?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Feb 2009, 09:38
When my sister died, most of my friend's sent me texts letting me know they cared and were there for me if I needed anything. When I came back to work, everyone had signed this card. Both were really awesome and apperciated.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 18 Feb 2009, 11:03
so since my internet provider screwed up somewhere, every single house on my street now has no internet or cable or phone line or any connection to the outside world basically. i don't own a cell phone. i am trying to make plans for tonight. this is pretty stupid. i walked over to a payphone just to call them and figure out what the hell was going on and the representative explained the situation and ended with "um, we don't really know when you'll have any of those things back, thank you for choosing rogers!" and i kind of wanted to strangle him through the phone. except, well i know it isn't personally his fault but basically i have had shitty service with this provider for basically ever and it is really difficult to go about daily life when you every so often, sporadically and for no apparant reason, stop having any internet or phone line for several days at a time and also you have no cell phone and i don't know why the people i have lived with keep insisting we use rogers because damnit, my sanity.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 18 Feb 2009, 13:02
Today I took a homework break to make a new avatar with a webcam and paint.net

Ritz Crackers are the best, btw.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 14:07
so since my internet provider screwed up somewhere, every single house on my street now has no internet or cable or phone line or any connection to the outside world basically. i don't own a cell phone. i am trying to make plans for tonight. this is pretty stupid. i walked over to a payphone just to call them and figure out what the hell was going on and the representative explained the situation and ended with "um, we don't really know when you'll have any of those things back, thank you for choosing rogers!" and i kind of wanted to strangle him through the phone. except, well i know it isn't personally his fault but basically i have had shitty service with this provider for basically ever and it is really difficult to go about daily life when you every so often, sporadically and for no apparant reason, stop having any internet or phone line for several days at a time and also you have no cell phone and i don't know why the people i have lived with keep insisting we use rogers because damnit, my sanity.
Young people are supposed to have cell phones you luddite

Also does Canada have a public library system similar to the States'? You could go to a library if you need the internet!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 18 Feb 2009, 14:15
i did to write that post! angry blogging, i take it very seriously.

the internet and cable and phone came back a few minutes ago anyway so i guess i should have been more patient. oh well. you still kind of suck, rogers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 18 Feb 2009, 17:08
Rogers telecom is a sack of shit. Bell isn't much better. It really kind of sucks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 18 Feb 2009, 17:21
Rogers should just change their slogan to "Hey, at least we're not Charter!"
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 18 Feb 2009, 17:29
Is it piri-piri flavoured?

Late, but man, Nando's peri-peri sauce condom usage would be a tearful intercourse for both parties. 

I do love Nando's though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 18 Feb 2009, 18:02
my favourite ever "rogers is terrible" story happened last year when me and two of my current housemates lived in a different house that also constantly had shitty internet and phone service. after both were down for several days we called rogers and they send over some guy who dug a hole in the ground then stapled a bunch of wires really messily all over our roof and the front of our house and left. we still didn't have internet or phone service. we called rogers again a few days later and they sent over another guy who looked at the wires on our roof and the hole in the ground and said "what the fuck? what the fuck is this? did you do this?" and we tried to explain that it was a different rogers guy but he didn't believe us. he ripped all the wires off the roof and came inside and fixed our internet and phone but they were both still stupid and went down all the time for the rest of the year.

from this i feel i have no choice but to conclude that rogers are made up entirely of ridiculous people who never have any idea what they are doing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 18 Feb 2009, 18:10
See, the first Roger's guy that I had was super handy, totally compatent, was in and out in record time, fixed the stuff we had ordered but the computer thought we hadn't, and he did some extra work tidying the whole house's connections, and put in an order for another guy to dig a hole in the ground and fix some other stuff.
After that, everyone's been totally incompetent, they cut off our stuff when the neighbours moved out, they wouldn't admit that was wrong for the longest time and insisted that we were connected, their repairman knew nothing about anything, and basically their customer service is awful.

I like to think the first repairman we had was like Tuttle from Brazil (movie).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 18:24
Y'all should move to Colorado. Comcast is pretty good about stuff, aside from the whole torrent throttling thing.

Also I need cool friends :[
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 18 Feb 2009, 20:15
Dear Jens, I agree with Kris and Emaline and Ellizybeth. Texts are less imposing than a phone call, and it's still a nice gesture that you are there if they need anything.

Aaaaaaaaand my internet was out for an entire month because Qwest sucks. You hear that Qwest? SUCK IT!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 18 Feb 2009, 20:53
So, the other day I am in a conference for my linguistics class.  In conferences, we basically go over problems with a TA, and all the different students share opinions and intereact and work things out together.  The TA was working through a problem on the board, and was talking about how in the case of a proper noun in English, when drawing a syntactic tree, one will end up with a null determiner represented (won't make sense to people who don't study Linguistics, but it's pretty irrelevant).

So, one of the other people in the conference says in a fairly loud voice "Well, isn't that convenient?"
I pipe in "It doesn't seem very out of place though.  I mean, we've seen similar examples in other situations, so why shouldn't this one work?"
Him:  "I'm sorry, was I talking to you?"
Me:  "You'd made an open remark to the class, I was just giving my thoughts."
Him:  "I wasn't making an open remark.  I didn't want to hear you or anyone else respond."
Me:  "Then you could have just kept it to yourself."

Exchange ends there, but he keeps shooting me glares for the rest of the conference.  At the end of the conference, we have a weekly quiz.  I finish mine, and am on my way out of the room.  Before I can leave, this guy comes up behind me.  He calls "Hey hey hey hey hey, you.  Hold on hold on."  I turn around.

He has a somewhat crazed look to him, he's smiling, and he steps a bit closer.  "You really should be careful how you talk to me."

I'm somewhat shocked.  It came across in a fairly threatening manner, and I just didn't really know how to respond to that.  I mean, it's university, we're supposed to be somewhat mature.  And who makes threats over linguistics.  So I ask "Is that supposed to sound like a threat?"

He's putting on his hat and jacket at this point, still looking a bit off kilter.  "No, no, not threatening.  Just saying, you have to be careful, you have to be careful.  Do I look normal to you?"

Now, I can sort of understand what he's getting at here.  He has boots which go up to his knees, he wears a long coat and a beret.  He has a number of tatoos, including one of the word 'hydrogen' on his neck.  But I can't find myself accepting that as relevent.  "Well, I don't really think normal matters.  I mean, me, you, anyone else in this class, we're all different people with fairly unique tastes and personalities.  All I can do is try to be respectful and civil, regardless of who I'm talking to.  I'm sorry if I upset you in any way, and I'd like to get going now.  I hope you have a nice day."

I start to turn around, but he calls "Wait wait wait, hold it.  I just need you to know, you have to be careful, you have to be careful how you speak."

I'm still kind of shocked that this whole thing is actually happening.  "Alright, I appreciate that, but I really have been trying to be careful, and civil, as much as possible.  Now, I'm going to be leaving."

He glares at me and says "Alright, you can go now." with the tone of a rich man turning away a servant.

"Thank you for dismissing me.  Have a nice day."  It's all I could think of to say.  I turn away and walk out.  As I leave, three different students come up and thank me for talking to him.

I've found this to be the most confusing situation I've been in while at McGill.  I mean, I can understand heated responses to something, but linguistics seems like the class where it would be the most difficult to be personally affronted by something.  I've been really uncertain how to handle the situation.  I mean, I should probably go to the professor and let him know, but it's clear this guy has something going on, and I don't want to make his life any more difficult than it has to be.  But, at the same time, it's pretty clear that he's intimidating other people in the class, and preventing them from participating or enjoying what we do as much as they could.

It's all been on my mind the past couple days, and I'm still not sure how to deal with it.

Blah.

Thankfully, life outside this incedent has been lovely.




                Joseph
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 21:01
Hmmmm, I'd take it to the professor. All the details you provided about this guy's appearance don't seem relevant on their face, but for some reason I keep coming back to thinking of linguistics as the sort of thing a far-right intellectual would study. Purity of language, heavy nostalgia factor, all that.

Or I could be totally full of shit. I probably am.

Still, even if he is just a particularly prickly geek with serious social skill issues, that shit shouldn't fly. If he threatened you on the clock then he's definitely due for a sacking.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 18 Feb 2009, 21:14
Watch out, Joseph. The West Side Chomskys gonna cut ya.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 18 Feb 2009, 21:26
He has a number of tatoos, including one of the word 'hydrogen' on his neck. 

  :|
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 18 Feb 2009, 21:57
I mean, I should probably go to the professor and let him know, but it's clear this guy has something going on, and I don't want to make his life any more difficult than it has to be.  But, at the same time, it's pretty clear that he's intimidating other people in the class, and preventing them from participating or enjoying what we do as much as they could.

Like, I wish I didn't feel the need to say this, but we have school shootings. Maybe the dudes just undergoing an identity crisis or something, but I think the fact that we have school shootings in recent memory makes it somehow more reasonable of an idea to people on the edge. His behaviour was unacceptable, and if he wants to throw around the idea that he's not normal or stable, maybe he ought to be treated as if he's not normal or stable.
Talk to the professor is my advice.
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Post by: Jace on 18 Feb 2009, 22:33
Nobody wants to intervene because they are scared, but all he really needs is someone to get involved.

That, or he was making a really intellectual linguistics joke and it went right over your head.
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Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2009, 23:48
Welcome to the club!

<\|:]     < --- contented wizard
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Post by: ruyi on 19 Feb 2009, 00:32
wat up blog thread.
so wats new with me lets see..been eatin tonite. wish i had mochi ice cream......*sigh*
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Post by: KvP on 19 Feb 2009, 00:37
Mmmm mochi. We went down to Boulder for New Year's and they were having a mochi festival. Lots of strong young japan-descendant men lined up to smack a big ball of rice with a giant wooden mallet, yelling at the top of their lungs all the while. Then we ate it. It was pretty good even when unflavored.

Also man thanks for making a fool of me ally, geez.
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Post by: Masterbainter on 19 Feb 2009, 03:25
Dear blogger,

Why can't I be content.
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Post by: snalin on 19 Feb 2009, 05:33
but for some reason I keep coming back to thinking of linguistics as the sort of thing a far-right intellectual would study. Purity of language, heavy nostalgia factor, all that.

I know two people who work with literature/linguistics. One is the leader of the local socialist party where I used to live. The other votes said party.
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Post by: Ladybug on 19 Feb 2009, 07:07
Fuck. I ordered a new passport today, and apparently the $23 I spent on the photos weren't even necessary. They use a new system now where they take your photo on this fancy little machine in front of their desk/little window, for free. But their website and posters all over say to bring a photo. They said they could use the photo I'd brought, though, if I wanted to, and I did because it wasn't a horrible photo. But their system was broken, so after crashing so the cute guy had to re-enter all info a bunch of times (the last two times he actually remembered my full name, home address, address here, birthday, personal id number and phone number without asking, so, ehm, a lot of times), he ended up having to use their machine anyways. So, not only did I throw $23 out of the window, I look depressed and like I just got in from a snow storm on my passport.

But, finished my midterms, and after doing two assignments tonight, I can relax, knit, watch movies and practice my juggling all weekend, which will be awesome.
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Post by: öde on 19 Feb 2009, 07:15
I look depressed and like I just got in from a snow storm on my passport.

That's what most people look like going through airports anyway.
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Post by: De_El on 19 Feb 2009, 08:59
but for some reason I keep coming back to thinking of linguistics as the sort of thing a far-right intellectual would study. Purity of language, heavy nostalgia factor, all that.

I know two people who work with literature/linguistics. One is the leader of the local socialist party where I used to live. The other votes said party.

Also: linguistics is descriptive of how languages actually function, not prescriptive of how someone says it ought to.  Anyone who does it the second way is a douchebag or an old fart.
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Post by: pen on 19 Feb 2009, 10:21
Hey blog thread!  I get to leave work early today to get a filling at the dentist.  I think I should eat first since they'll probably tell me not to, immediately after. 
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Post by: valley_parade on 19 Feb 2009, 10:23
Protip: don't eat a whole pizza before going to the dentist.
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Post by: Dazed on 19 Feb 2009, 13:33
I look depressed and like I just got in from a snow storm on my passport.

It's ok, my current passport photo is me in the morning, unwashed/unshaven after pulling a drunken all-nighter. Yours probably looks better than mine!
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Post by: Joseph on 19 Feb 2009, 14:01
but for some reason I keep coming back to thinking of linguistics as the sort of thing a far-right intellectual would study. Purity of language, heavy nostalgia factor, all that.

I know two people who work with literature/linguistics. One is the leader of the local socialist party where I used to live. The other votes said party.

Also: linguistics is descriptive of how languages actually function, not prescriptive of how someone says it ought to.  Anyone who does it the second way is a douchebag or an old fart.

And just plain wrong with from a linguistics standpoint, which accepts progression of language in any manner as natural.
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Post by: KvP on 19 Feb 2009, 14:11
bog sled,

In my Politics of Organized Interest class we're starting up group projects, and I was afraid I'd be stuck with a bum group of numbskulls (given that this is an upper-division course the chances of that happening is slimmer than usual) so I was thinking of joining a group with the other vocal guy in the class (I talk quite a bit) but I was unable / too shy to work it out before class started. Fortunately for me that guy came to me and said "I want to work with you, you seem to know what you're doing". So it worked out.

Plus he's sorta dreamy.
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Post by: ruyi on 19 Feb 2009, 15:46
So my mom is looking for a job now. She left me a voice message asking me to email the manager of nursing personnel resources at a certain hospital about the protocol for applying to multiple job openings. I stupidly sent an email asking that question as myself (ie from my email account) and specified that it was on behalf of my mother. Now she is really mad at me??

In hindsight it is painfully obvious that that is not a good idea and doesn't look good for an applicant but arghhh I am bad at adult things. Also bad at understanding my mom. Sometimes she is like "just do what I say!! and don't think about it!" and other times she is like "I know my language skills are poor but don't pretend you don't understand what I mean!!" And like...she had straight-up told me to ask this lady a question, which apparently meant that I was supposed to log into my mom's email account and write a draft and then let her look at it first  :?

I guess I should have called my mom and asked to be sure but in the voice message she even added that the woman usually responds pretty quickly so I thought that implied I should do it ASAP.

I really hope I have not ruined things at this hospital!
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Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2009, 15:59
Well, it'll probably not be a disaster; and in any case you can't change things by worrying about it now.  The way I see it, each mistake we make is one less for the rest of our life.
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Post by: Emaline on 19 Feb 2009, 19:11
Blog thread:


So, on Tuesday, my mother gave me two of my paychecks that had shown up at her house. While going through yesterdays mail this morning, I found another paycheck. So I had a total of three paychecks. I rarely get paid on time, and I've had so much going on lately, so I'm not really sure if I missed three or two paydays. I really have no idea. The dates on all of them are all different. I don't know what to do. :(
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 19 Feb 2009, 19:23
Spend them all at once on something you don't need.
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Post by: ruyi on 19 Feb 2009, 19:48
Thanks, Paul. Yeah, after thinking about it a bit I decided it wouldn't be best to keep worrying about it.

Unfortunately my mom emailed me saying she thinks she won't apply to that hospital anymore because of what I did. Honestly, that decision doesn't make sense to me, and in the end if that's what she chooses to do, I know it's not my fault, but it still really sucks and I feel pretty bad about that! Also I accidentally told my aunt a little about what was going on because I forgot my mom was keeping her unemployed status a secret !!! I realized my mistake and now she just thinks my mom is looking into getting a position less stressful than the operating room, but still, ugh, self.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 19 Feb 2009, 20:11
This morning, as I walked through the melting snow and the effervescent sunlight of the morning, I crossed a bridge.  This bridge is a popular spot for contemplation because I can look at the lazy river below and wonder where I have gone wrong.  I stand here, pondering the meaning of my insignificant life until I am either late for my appointments or nearly run over by a one-speed-bicyclist or natty old woman in a Honda.  

This morning, however, there was a significant variation in this usual scene.  With the advent of early spring, the ice gilding the shifting surface of the river began to fade out and gossamer cracks in the ice turned into rifts between ice floes.  As I looked up the river, I could see an ice floe traveling downstream, a wibble-wobbling down towards me, and as it got closer, I could see two ducks.  Their little orange feet labored to stay on the sheet of ice, and they pecked haphazardly every other second for reasons that remain a mystery to me.  

I feasted my eyes upon this sight.  I looked until I could look no longer.  I felt like a voyeur into this magical world of surfing ducks; an interloper.  The feeling that I dd not belong, however, did nothing to sully the surge of wellness that had come over me.  I continued the rest of my comparatively banal day with a feeling of grace.  

TL;DR: Surfing ducks.  Fuck yeah.
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Post by: IronOxide on 19 Feb 2009, 21:18
Protip: don't eat a whole pizza before going to the dentist.

Protip: Don't eat a whole pizza. Full Stop.
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Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2009, 21:32
Except in Italy, where pizzas are designed to be eaten whole.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 19 Feb 2009, 21:49
Yeah, I eat whole pizzas all the time. Are American pizzas giant or something?
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Post by: Dimmukane on 19 Feb 2009, 21:51
A large is typically 12 inches across.  This can serve maybe 3 people.  Well, 3 hungry people.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Feb 2009, 22:05
...or 1 me.
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Post by: De_El on 19 Feb 2009, 22:53
I'm on the radio for the first time ever! WMCN is the station. So far I've only fucked it up a little bit. Ah, college radio.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 20 Feb 2009, 03:44
Man your 12" must be bigger than ours cause I'd happily eat a whole 12" pizza.
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Post by: Sox on 20 Feb 2009, 05:24
12 inch deep pan all to myself? NOM NOM NOM.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Feb 2009, 06:10
Yeah, I converted that into centimetres and got a bit confused. Seems kind've small unless it's ridiculously deep.
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Post by: Gilead on 20 Feb 2009, 06:31
A large is typically 12 inches across.  This can serve maybe 3 people.  Well, 3 hungry people.

Look at this giant baby with his tiny girl pizzas.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 20 Feb 2009, 07:04
I've had (part of) a 36 inch pizza before.  It apparently wasn't economical to cover the entire thing with cheese, so they laid it out in a spiral instead.  It also required two of those folding serving trays to support its bulk.


I may have been wrong, a large is probably 16 inches.  Although I've had pizza from places that had different ideas of what 'large' meant.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 20 Feb 2009, 07:21
This (http://www.infobarrel.com/Bacon_Cheese_Pizza_Burger) is how pizzas should be done
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Post by: pen on 20 Feb 2009, 08:42
Guys, he was just implying that I'm a fatty.    Shane, I wish I could still eat whole pizzas.  Now, I can only down about 4 slices at a time.   

Got my filling at the dentist, but since I have a terrible habit of chewing my lip and the novocaine was pretty strong, I kinda bit a chunk out of my lip without noticing until I looked in the mirror.  So hot, lemme tell ya.
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Post by: october1983 on 20 Feb 2009, 11:07
So today I woke up to an email telling me that I have been accepted on to my first choice Masters course (Early Modern History at Sussex)! I am pretty excited - I was not expecting to hear from them for another month or so, as I only sent my application in last Saturday. Another year avoiding the real world and learning about religious groups that died out centuries ago! Of course, I'm not completely clear on how I'm going to afford this, but that's a thing I'm ignoring for now. There's still a chance that if I get offered a place on a course in London, I will take that just so I can live with my dad for free/cheap. I don't know.

Also, tonight I am going to a party in a flat that is being demolished soon - apparently they have covered the walls in those moulded grips you get on climbing walls, and everyone is supposed to bring a can of paint. This should be a nice diversion from my current library-based life.
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Post by: KvP on 20 Feb 2009, 11:33
Saw some stuff from the (perhaps cancelled, perhaps put on hold) Aliens game I was waiting for for a few years.

(http://blogfile.paran.com/BLOG_205498/200902/1235149182_aliensrpg_01.jpg)
(http://blogfile.paran.com/BLOG_205498/200902/1235149413_aliensrpg_02.jpg)

Boo :[
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Post by: snalin on 20 Feb 2009, 11:50
I spent time reading reviews of the Darkfall beta.

I want that game fucking NOW.


On the other hand, I've gotten this bad habit of not doing homework because I hang out in Meebo and these forums. I just got back a crappy grade because I hadn't spent enough time reading up on the differences between different kinds of endurance training. And my reaction was "I could not care any less about this. In fact, I had cared more if it was about 8th century art, and 8th century art is on the bottom of the damn interesting scale". I manage to do (really) well in the cool classes that I care about, so fuck you, "theatre and movement".

I have also been pondering on why the mods don't make Discussion and comics forum contributions mutually exclusive.
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Post by: Jace on 20 Feb 2009, 17:34
I am trying my hardest not to have the flu.
My parents brought me a couple of mugs (so I can have hot cocoa) and I am currently eating ramen out of the Yang mug.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Rolling20s on 20 Feb 2009, 21:27
I am sitting in my living room, watching my wife, my sister and  my brother-in-law play bullshit. I'm watching because I'm working on finishing a bottle of wine and I'm way too far gone to try and play. We're also listening to the newest Fallout Boy album, which I (and wife) quite like.

Just be glad I'm going back and editing the typos. Also, my wife hates bloggers. I am currently being hated and this will continue until I actually post thing and finish this facsimile of blogging.
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Post by: Christophe on 21 Feb 2009, 01:41
Jens-

Due to the aftereffects of spinal surgery to remove a tumor, my girlfriend has been partially paraplegic for a little more than two years. She uses a powerchair mostly and can manage to walk with a walker. It's not fun for her at all and still gets nerve pain every so often. Having to deal with this has definitely brought us incredibly closer (partly because she had to leave school for surgery only two weeks after we started dating).

If anything dogg, be there for her any way you possibly can. Really can't add anything more than that.
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Post by: allison on 21 Feb 2009, 08:21
guys i am so behind in school

so behind
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Post by: Liz on 21 Feb 2009, 12:24
Dearest Blog Thread,

The internet is trying to turn me into a lesbian.

I don't like it.

<3,
Liz
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 21 Feb 2009, 12:27
Oh Liz, lesbians are all the rage these days. Just go with it.

<3
The Internet
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Post by: Lines on 21 Feb 2009, 13:17
Liz, they already did that to me. Stop jumping on the bandwagon, jeeze.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 21 Feb 2009, 13:18
Hi, Liz ;)
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Post by: snalin on 21 Feb 2009, 13:29
It's Saturday night and I'm sitting by myself in front of the computer. If I could by alcohol, I'd be an depressed alcoholic. Weee.
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Post by: BlahBlah on 21 Feb 2009, 13:54
I am fairly certain I saw Tommy in a hotel earlier.
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Post by: Tom on 21 Feb 2009, 13:58
Our, i.e. my sister's cat just died from a combination of: several tape worms and a large renal cell carcinoma on her left kidney. We now have a new kitten called Zach.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 21 Feb 2009, 15:33
Liz, they already did that to me. Stop jumping on the bandwagon, jeeze.

I don't do bandwagons. They are not hip enough.

Also- I am watching Jurassic Park! I haven't seen this movie in years and it is kind of awesome!
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Post by: Slick on 21 Feb 2009, 15:53
You are totally on the bandwagon. I watched that movie like two weeks ago.
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Post by: Emaline on 21 Feb 2009, 16:29
I spent time reading reviews of the Darkfall beta.

I want that game fucking NOW.


Hahahahahahaha yeah... good luck with that.



Ugh. I hate waiting for people. Especially when I have things to do. I am currently waiting on my landlord to come pick up the rent. And I need to go clean the basement so the third roommate can move in.
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Post by: Tom on 21 Feb 2009, 17:25
Oh. My. Gosh. Kitty 2.0 is the most adorable thing ever. I've just spent over an hour playing with him.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 21 Feb 2009, 21:29
Just went to a fancy dress party, saw ballet, sat with important people, looked better than 99.9999999% of you ever hope you could look.

(made eyes at sexy older men)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 21 Feb 2009, 22:13
Oh maaaaan, I just got home from 3 amazing hours of snow tubing and it was the funnest thing ever! I think my favorite trips down were the one on my own where one of the guys spun me really really fast (I was so dizzy afterwards), the one where my friend Lauren and I went down super super fast and then crashed into the padded wall, and then all 15 of us going down together. So much fun, I really want to go back before it gets too warm.

So, first downhill snow activity ever is an A++.
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Post by: Emaline on 21 Feb 2009, 23:39
Guys.

I think I haven a problen with alcohol. I eman. I jsut decided that I just want to sleep forever and have alcohol pumped into my body. Because this is the bestest I've felt all...year. Asides from when I was chun li in marvel vs capcm today and totally kickesd ass.
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Post by: Jace on 21 Feb 2009, 23:45
Blaaah being at work while sick sucks.
Blaaaaah having your coworker call in because she is sick sucks.
Blaaaaaah having a sore throat and having to talk over a shitty jazz band for the first half of your shift sucks.

Blog Thread I want to go home, take some night time cold pills and curl up in my covers. Only another 6 hours to go.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 22 Feb 2009, 02:50
Just went to a fancy dress party, saw ballet, sat with important people, looked better than 99.9999999% of you ever hope you could look.

Clearly you have never seen me in tights and a wig, it is a thing of wonder.

Emaline if its any consolation I just want to die at various points in my life so I have to stop worrying about everything and everyone and can just get on with the business of being nothing, it will be a darn sight more fun than what I am up to at the moment. Also Congratulations on kicking arse with chun li.

Mr. Pants, all I can wish is good luck on staying alive through work sir.
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Post by: Jace on 22 Feb 2009, 03:22
2.5 hours and I get to drive home. Its a sunday morning so I won't have to worry about traffic, but I just sat down on the benchastals (not quite a bench, not quite a pedastal) and was this close |_| to falling asleep. I am even dozing off while standing up. I think I need to go walk outside real quick.

2.5 hours!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2009, 07:03
Weekly dinner party tally: 2
Social faux pas committed in public by friend: innumberable (the worst being her shrieking "Alfie!" across a posh restaurant because I thought I'd recognised a girl at another table)
Hours spent in pub last night: 3
Drinks bought by strange men: 2

It has been an excellent week. I'm quite disappointed that I'm the only person who was taking photos last night because for once I think I looked quite nice, and I didn't get IDed in any of the pubs (shame since it's the first time I've been out with ID) so I must have looked quite grown up too. I had a bit of a giggle when two girls were trying to get served at the bar and the manager refused to serve them because they had no ID, and then served me without even asking for it. And my night was made complete when finally at after midnight the girl from work who I have a huge crush on came into the pub and I went and talked to her. I am easily pleased.

Jens, I'm so sorry about your friend. I have a friend who is paralysed from the waist down due to medical incompetence following a forty foot fall (the fall was her fault, but if the doctors had been any use she would have walked out of hospital) and I know what you mean about it being so unfair, my friend is also absolutely lovely and whilst she still lives a fairly full and active life it is completely shitty that she has to live it from a chair and keep having surgery. I heep my fingers crossed that your friend recovers and yes, just try and be there for her and don't try to second-guess how she's feeling.
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Post by: Emaline on 22 Feb 2009, 07:27
Emaline if its any consolation I just want to die at various points in my life so I have to stop worrying about everything and everyone and can just get on with the business of being nothing, it will be a darn sight more fun than what I am up to at the moment. Also Congratulations on kicking arse with chun li.

Man, I regularly wish I was dead or would die or didn't care who would find my body if I killed myself. Honestly, the only thing keeping me from it now is the fact that one of my roommates would find my dead body, and chances are it wouldn't be for awhile, so I'd be all dead and rotting, and smelly and gross.  I don't want to traumatize anyone.
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Post by: tania on 22 Feb 2009, 11:25
hurray hurray i am first aid certified again and apparently it is time to celebrate with horrible illness and uncontrollable vomiting

uggh arrguuughhhh

gacckkkkkkk
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 22 Feb 2009, 15:27
I haven't thrown up since Christmas 1999.

Do you think maybe I am eligible for some kind of world record?
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 22 Feb 2009, 15:35
Only the boring ones.
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Post by: McTaggart on 22 Feb 2009, 18:25
I am no better than I was six months ago. Fuuuuuck I wasted six months.
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Post by: KvP on 22 Feb 2009, 19:42
So it's become clear to me that my mid-intensity aerobic exercise is not going to be enough to get me to lose weight. So I've decided to start lifting, and to that end I want to start on this here plan (http://newbie-fitness.blogspot.com/2006/12/rippetoes-starting-strength.html). The problem is that I don't have the equipment to do deadlifts or squats, and I don't have time for a gym membership.

I brought up the possibility of rigging up the, uh, lighter-duty dumbbell so that I could at least pretend like I'm deadlifting, and my mom told me that it was dangerous, and that "I know they're dangerous, because I broke my back deadlifting in competition against the Russians".

I did not know this about my mother :?
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Post by: Rolling20s on 22 Feb 2009, 19:59
Hello blog thread!

I just finished a Lab Report for my chem class, and am finishing a glass of red wine while listening to Stephen Malkmus... probably going to play that Bug game from the Orisinal thread while doing both of those other things. After that, good night!
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Post by: tania on 22 Feb 2009, 20:02
john that is the most amazing thing i have read today.

michael i initially was going to say something like "oh, you're so boring" but i'm glad i didn't because then i thought about it and remembered that i've only actually puked maybe twice from drinking and the other dozens of times were from horrible illness that made me want to die so actually i'm just kind of really jealous of you. well done on not vomiting.
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Post by: Liz on 22 Feb 2009, 20:51
I haven't thrown up since Christmas 1999.

Do you think maybe I am eligible for some kind of world record?

No, but I would love to have your... digestive system? I don't really know. I am just jealous because throwing up is the WORST thing, oh god it is so terrible.
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Post by: Emaline on 22 Feb 2009, 22:50
So, today. Oh today.


I woke up late with a hangover like hell. Feeling like crap, I moved 3 dressers, 2 sofas, and one waredrobe from my basement to my front lawn, by myself. There is snow on the ground outside, btw. I then spent the next oh...10 hours or so, cleaning up the entire basement.

When all was said and done, my friend Sara brought me ice cream and we sat around and played snes.

It was a good night. And I had a lot of fun. And despite some jokes about my relationship status, and my lack of friends,  I never felt depressed like I normally do. I felt really good all night, and I.... I'm almost tempted to call one of my best friends, and tell him how great tonight was. I kinda want to climb on my roof and shout "tonight was really great! Thanks!" Is that odd?



But tonight's great fun has inspired me to have a snes party on Friday! Except, I don't think I am going to invite that many people and probably only Sara will show up. I guess the only difference is that we will have hot wings and alcohols, and maybe listen to music loudly, and maybe get high. But really that's it. And that's ok.
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Post by: snalin on 23 Feb 2009, 09:41
Hey bloggy.

Today we went and tried out kickboxing. It was pretty awesome. Not awesome enough to make me quite my curent sport. My curent sport is so indie that they don't even sell the protective gear anywhere, so I'm sewing my own sword glove now. Because I can sew. Since I am the embodiment of awesome, I sew.

YES.
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Post by: Reed on 23 Feb 2009, 10:11
So I can already feel myself slipping back into my old habits of apathy, which is really bad for a grad student. I promised myself that I would do better this semester, yet I've barely studied for the quiz that I have in less than 1 hr (I have to memorize three fermentation pathways including the structures of all of the intermediates). My research is going nowhere, and I often ask myself why I even bother. Plus, financial aid is being a bunch of stupid whores and not giving me my loans, so in 7 days I'll be late on rent, among a couple other bills.

Sometimes I wonder why I even came to grad school.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 23 Feb 2009, 10:40
for the last several days my cat has been coming into my room at night and partying all over my face and running up and down my bed. i could not figure out what had her so hyped up (usually she comes into my room at night to sleep quietly) until this morning, when i realized there was a piece of catnip from a broken cat toy hidden in the folds of my bed. problem solved.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 23 Feb 2009, 15:02
Dear blog thread, I have a question.

Background:  My neighbor has been listening to the same song, exclusively, for three days now.  I have attempted to contact this person, but when I knock on the door, they just turn it down.  Turning it down does not help because I can still fucking hear it.  The same thing.  Over and over and over.  I can wear headphones, and I usually do, but I shouldn't have to wear them the entire time I'm home just to avoid going insane.

What would you do in this situation?  Suck it up and keep banging the ceiling with my broom like a crotchety old person?  Talk to my building manager?  Attempt to contact them using the lobby intercom?  Pick something likely to annoy them like Justice or black metal, set it to repeat and leave, hoping they get the hint at the expense of my other neighbors?  If they just liked music it would be okay, but it's the SAME DAMN SONG.

At least it's not "Bridge Over Troubled Water" this time.  Every time it built to a peak at the end I would pray for it to stop.  It never did.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 23 Feb 2009, 15:17
what is the song they are listening to?

Also who listens to a song for three days? I would go mad from listening to my fav song for 3 days. Personally I would contact the landlord and also try and get into contact with the other person again, if they refuse to respond, get the landlord.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 23 Feb 2009, 15:24
I would get over it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 23 Feb 2009, 15:31
If the guy's not responding to reasonable requests to knock it the fuck off and wear some headphones, might as well be passive aggressive about it. Play louder music, or leave burning poo outside his door, or something. He doesn't own the fucking building, does he?

Be careful if you're going to bring building management into it. You could be labeled a narc and disallowed from sitting at the Cool Kids' Table. Also you won't be invited to any keggers that guy hosts. I do hope you can live with those consequences.

One other possibility, one I know from experience, is that this guy could be functionally retarded. I worked with a guy who had Reye's Syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reye%27s_syndrome) as a high schooler and he would just fuckin' blast the same Garth Brooks song, every morning at 6 AM, until 10 AM or so. So make sure this guy can help it before you start getting up in his shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 23 Feb 2009, 15:38
Dear Blog Thread

Just got a D on my Ethics midterm. That was the class I was most confident about. The TA was really cool about it though, said he wants to set up a meeting because he recognized my name from in class and was really surprised that I got that score.

On the Next Episode of My Life, I go to my Math discussion section to get my math midterm back. If philosophy was my best subject, can't wait to see how I did at Calculus  :oops:
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 23 Feb 2009, 19:38
So I have two computers and they both have DVD drives and NONE OF THEM BURN DISCS

I AM SO FUCKING ANGRY
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 23 Feb 2009, 19:44
Just got a D on my Ethics midterm. That was the class I was most confident about.

This is every student's worst nightmare.  Chin up, if you are in good enough standing so that the TA recognizes you, you can always work something out.  Best of luck!

Today I had an interview for an internship in which I was forced to describe my time in the work force and my relatively short resume with the phrase 'lily white hands.'  I'll still apply because I'm a trooper, but it looks like I will not get the job and continue having relatively low paying mindless jobs. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 23 Feb 2009, 20:13
apparently my band is playing a show tomorrow at my schools library during lunch. and we might record it.

i think this is pretty rad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 23 Feb 2009, 20:32
it looks like I will not get the job and continue having relatively low paying mindless jobs. 

That might not be true at all! And if it is, apply for more! At least five more. And go to your school's career center for help honing your resume and interviewing skills. I got my internship this past summer not because I was the most qualified but because she could tell I was the most passionate.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 23 Feb 2009, 20:38
So I slept with my best friend again last night except this time I was sober and kissed her goodbye in the morning and I'm pretty sure this is just either some kind of payback at another dude or some kind of attempt to set up a platonic booty-call situation but I don't actually care that much to be honest.

Ah the roller coaster of love/hella fuckin', it's been a while.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 24 Feb 2009, 01:31
ask your friend what it means.  It should be an interesting conversation  :evil:
Title: Hat and Bonking Your Best Friend.
Post by: evernew on 24 Feb 2009, 01:49
RE: Hat and bonking your best friend.

I'm in a similar boat.
The easiest thing to do is PUT A BANGIN' DONK ON IT.

No, srsly, my ex and I broke up in November and between then and now one of my good friends flip-flopped in and out of relationships before realizing that the raw sexual energy that is her cannot be contained in a monogamous relationship. Especially because the boyfriends in question turned out to be semi-functioning stoners with massive confidence and "motivation to get shit done" issues.
So we meet maybe once a week and we screw. It's not perfect but it works.
The last time I had a "setup" like this it blew up in people's faces. I hope that I have come a long way since then and am pretty certain that she can handle it so it's not very awkward.

The coolest thing is that when either of us gets laid elsewhere, there is no awkward silence or hidden resentment. There is a high-five.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Oli on 24 Feb 2009, 01:59
I have had the most incredible week.

Irish rap (http://myspace.com/dirtcoredeathsquad) followed by the most debauched after party on Tuesday; a Ceilidh with an every drink 1 deal on Wednesday;  a massive flat warming on Saturday and finally my friend's album launch (http://myspace.com/thisisyahweh) and post gig disco fun, not to mention 1 drinks, on Sunday after which I fell asleep wrapped round an Irish lady on said friends bed with said friend and another friend.

Success!
Title: Re: Hat and Bonking Your Best Friend.
Post by: Hat on 24 Feb 2009, 03:02
The coolest thing is that when either of us gets laid elsewhere, there is no awkward silence or hidden resentment. There is a high-five.

I am pretty much looking forward to this moment because it will probably happen mid coitus.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 24 Feb 2009, 07:58
I was 4 minutes late to my monday night class. I was kicked out. Now I have to try and get back in.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 24 Feb 2009, 08:15
Dear Blog Thread,

My car's transmission is shot. Most likely I will have to get it looked at by a mechanic.

Now's the time to finally get my bike fixed...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 24 Feb 2009, 10:54
So I just picked up my letter of nomination from the Study Abroad office on campus. Thusly I've been selected for study abroad but I'm still not in yet- the host university (being either Glasgow or Edinburgh) still has to actually accept me. I don't know when that's going to happen, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 24 Feb 2009, 11:46
I have Dawn of War 2.


I would like to give you guys an unbiased and well-considered summary of my impressions from playing it last night, but it would just boil down to my inner Space Marine posting things like "HERESY GROWS FROM IDLENESS."


God, I fucking love Warhammer.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 24 Feb 2009, 11:50
Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment .

I think I can blame most of my early childhood on the fact that instead of going "urgh thats horrible" about what the imperium did, I went "Burn more heretics!". Everyone loves warhammer.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 24 Feb 2009, 12:45
I have Dawn of War 2.


I would like to give you guys an unbiased and well-considered summary of my impressions from playing it last night, but it would just boil down to my inner Space Marine posting things like "HERESY GROWS FROM IDLENESS."


God, I fucking love Warhammer.

Jarid...is that you?

All he has been doing lately is playing this game. Today we were talking about owning a store, and somehow he brought up space marines. All I can here right now is booming coming from his room.


Editied for blogginess:

One of my nipple piercings is infected, I think. It's hella itchy. This makes me sad for a number of reasons. And its frustrating. And god damn it. It better heal back up.

I got $900 today, and I am going to go buy some gardening supplies and some books, and I'm gonna start my garden today!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 24 Feb 2009, 16:20
so my band's set got pretty fucked over due to amp trouble and getting cut short in the middle of a song.

i am not pleased.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 24 Feb 2009, 20:16
I'm sorry, that sucks a lot.  It's been a long time since I performed any music, but I can definitely remember the agony that is equipment problems.

Be careful if you're going to bring building management into it. You could be labeled a narc and disallowed from sitting at the Cool Kids' Table. Also you won't be invited to any keggers that guy hosts. I do hope you can live with those consequences.

One other possibility, one I know from experience, is that this guy could be functionally retarded. I worked with a guy who had Reye's Syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reye%27s_syndrome) as a high schooler and he would just fuckin' blast the same Garth Brooks song, every morning at 6 AM, until 10 AM or so. So make sure this guy can help it before you start getting up in his shit.

I have actually wondered if they are perhaps a little slow, which is one reason I've tried to be less than a giant bitch about it.  It's a pretty quiet, antisocial building with an average age of about sixty, so being the "narc" wouldn't affect my social life at all.

I will probably talk to the manager when she gets back from vacation. 


Also, it looks like I'm going to visit my best friend in Egypt in three weeks.  I'm a little nervous as I've never traveled alone, and I'm going to be flat broke if not in debt at the end, but I think it will be worth it.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 24 Feb 2009, 20:45
I have Dawn of War 2.

I bought this too, it took nine hours to install because it didn't say anywhere that the installer was going to be trying to download things. Then it went and installed steam, which took four hours to update and  then the game had to patch itself. This download was going at roughly 6kb/s and it wasn't telling me at all how much it was going to download or how long it would take. After leaving it overnight and it only hitting 2% I just uninstalled the whole thing and I'm back to not using steam for another three years because fuck that shit. I don't get why games all seem to try and screw me over. Every game I buy just pisses me off with crappy drm, limited installs and then if I actually get around to playing it just straight up not being fun. What happened to the days of buying something that just ran straight out of the box?

Also, my project for this year has fallen through, now either I can try to find a new one for to start this semester (this semester's already started) or find another unit to do in it's place and start one next semester. I would absolutely love university if it wasn't for actually having to deal with the university.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 24 Feb 2009, 22:46
I bought assassin's creed on steam, since i had a new computer with better internals. And while it was downloading, I was like "fuck yeah, I loved when I played this game at my friend's place. This is gonna be great!" Then I go to load up the game, and steam uses so enough RAM that I don't have the required left for the game to run. Thanks steam, I just wasted $30 until I can spend at least another $50 to buy more RAM.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: The extra letter on 25 Feb 2009, 00:19
When I was getting my student union card thingummy one of the student union peeps was all like "I helped you enrol" or something like that and I was sort of "...I don't think so?" To cut a long story short she thought I looked familiar from somewhere and I think I was a bit rude. I tend to get all deer-in-a-headlightsy when someone apparently recognises me and I don't recognise them. My brain goes into "Shit guys, devote all power to the memory room!" and the social skills part of my brain goes darker than the Hordern Pavilion during NIN's set last night and I'm all "Urh, wha?". It's still vaguely bugging me.

That was a good night. Very, very fun. Even despite the power outage. You'd have thought that the tech staff would've been ready for such a massive power situation considering NIN have eleventy billion lights and bits of electronic equipment, but obviously not.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ackblom12 on 25 Feb 2009, 00:22
Steam is taking up too much RAM to run a game? Steam typically takes up anywhere from 20 to 25 megs of RAM on my machine. If that's honestly enough to keep you from playing the game, you might have wanted to get an upgrade anyways. Assassin's Creed wasn't exactly known to be well optimized on PC.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 25 Feb 2009, 00:39
Well, I blame steam but that's just because I don't like steam. Its really a combo of the computer having 2 gigs of ram, but having around 500mb devoted to other processes before the game. and the game wants like 1728mb.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 25 Feb 2009, 00:48
Can you run steam games without internet connection? If you can, then it would be easy to get the required ram: run msconfig, and don't run system.ini, win.ini and all none-Microsoft services. That'll free you all the RAM you need. You won't have virus protection, though, so unplugging the webs would be a good idea. But if you can't run steam games without internet, it's a risky method.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 25 Feb 2009, 00:59
Nope, no internet, no steam.

(which sucked when I wanted to play Counter Strike with just bots, before I could afford internet in my apartment)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 25 Feb 2009, 01:07
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3160-AGCB-2555

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 25 Feb 2009, 02:57
Dear Blead,

I am extremely exhausted from tonights workout.  I'm tired of throwing 2 days exercises into one day's workout because my friend has to travel out of town.  On the bright side my Gym has no lack of attractive ladies workout out so the 2 hours in there surely isn't wasted on sweat and tears alone.

edit: lol.. GG me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 25 Feb 2009, 04:40
I am extremely from tonights workout. 

 :?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: öde on 25 Feb 2009, 05:12
I masturbate in the locker room.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 25 Feb 2009, 07:20
Theatre-type people make me hate theatre. I can't go into the Drama program at my school because I seriously hate theatre-types. They think too highly of themselves. No one is friendly. No one thinks that it's cool that I'm going to see the Sound of Music tonight at the Royal Alex. Fuck those guys, man. I'm going to see the goddamn Sound of Music and that is totally cool.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 25 Feb 2009, 07:36
Sound of music isn't bad, but I know a lot of drama people who would think differently. Its also why I studiously avoid going to as many of the "theatre group" events that I am nominally part of, because they are unfriendly, unappealing and arseholish for no better reason than what they think they know.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 25 Feb 2009, 07:37
I masturbate in the locker room.

It was one time, and I was in college and needed the money.  Jk...

I didn't need the money.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 25 Feb 2009, 07:48
Really? I grew up in the theater and was involved with theater up until college. There were always one or two prima donnas around, but most people were friendly. Eccentric maybe, but friendly.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: mooface on 25 Feb 2009, 08:04
i was going to say "hey i was a theatre geek too! - "  but then i realized i am kind of a bitch and pretty full of myself, and all my theatre friends are snobs too so i guess i am not a good example.

(we are not snobs about musicals though.  i would totally go see sound of music with you!)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 25 Feb 2009, 15:24
I went to a pretty great concert today, with Magnet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_(musician)) in the Nidaros Cathedral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidarosdomen). His voice is pretty great, and while I'm not a huge fan, I've like what I've heard before and I really liked this concert. It was kiind of awkward at times, because it was in a church, and people were all quiet and reverent, and he found it sort of nice, but also a little bit stressful, which is understandable. And it was pretty fun/cute/awkward when he couldn't remember any songs to do for the encore, and when people requested Gospel Song, he started playing for a bit, and after like a minute of intro-stuff, he went "How do the lyrics start, please? I can't remember!". And then he wanted to leave before it was even more embarrassing, but he ended up finishing in style, I guess.

Also, in the Wikipedia article I linked earlier about the church, you can see the west front of the church. Tonight they were projecting pieces of art onto it, and it was pretty awesome. This article (http://www.adressa.no/student/article1282513.ece) has a bunch of pictures, worth checking out. I took a few with my cellphone, this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/25022009726-20090225-235717.jpg), this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/25022009724-20090225-235735.jpg), this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/25022009717-20090225-235752.jpg), this (the people holding the scissors garnered applause) (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/25022009711-20090225-235838.jpg), this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/25022009706-20090226-002537.jpg) and this (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/25022009717-20090225-235752.jpg). I was a little impressed with how well the night-function worked when I couldn't use flash because of stupid fog/rain.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 25 Feb 2009, 19:15
Oh man, today was such a good day.

After school I stopped at my coffee shop/ art gallery and talked to my friend Nick about becoming an apprentice (he had mentioned it a couple of times before) and he showed me around the building and told me what he wanted to do with the place (he has the rent for his studio reduced by helping maintain the building). So I am now officially an artist's apprentice! I start on Friday and I'm really excited. This will be my first job, and I cannot imagine a job more awesome than this. Nick basically said that whatever I wanted to learn about would be what we did for the day, so on top of maintenance and other practical skills I'd be learning painting and carving techniques (we might carve a chessboard out of soapstone).
On top of that--everyone there plays chess and they're all smart, interesting people. I feel so much more at home there and even learn quite a bit more than I do in high school.

tldr; I have the best first job ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 25 Feb 2009, 19:55
Some theatre kids are asses. Some are nice. Some come off as assholes, but don't mean it. Some are hard to read. Last time I checked, they were are humans, and were all different.

Sorry. I am grouchy, and that's probably mean. And I'm sorry.




Dear Life,

Remember when we made that deal that you'd become moderately ok? Remember? You had the right idea for awhile. You gave me that money, you scored me a date, you got my aunt to buy me some food. That is what I want you to do. Those are steps in the right direction.

But it seems, for every step in the right direction you take, you take 30 steps back. Things that were not great plans:

1) the roommate maybe going to prison for 3 years, and me having to testify for him thing. That is not great. That is not good at all. I don't want to testify. I don't want him to go to prison. This is not a good plan. But even if he doesn't go to prison, you've got him so upset that he is going to move far far away now. Work on this, life. Work on it.

2) Yesterday, some strange dude followed my kids home from school. We called the police and they didn't do shit. Life, this is not a good thing. This is not what needs to happen. Stop doing shit like this now. No one at all needs to follow my kids home from school. Never. This does not need to happen. And the cops need to do their god damn motherfucking job. Its such fucking bullshit. This guy needs to have someone remove his fingernails completely and then feed them to him. Forcefully.

3) life, the other day my cousin who I haven't seen or heard from(nor have any of my family members) since he was 5 contacted my aunt, who I am close to. He got kicked out of his house, and had been living on the street for a month. He is now living with a friend's mother. He is 16. Life, there are so many reasons why all of this is bad. Why did you think this was a good step to take? Don't do things like this. It is just dumb.


In synopsis, Life, you need to make the things that make me smile outweigh the things that make me cry. I'm tired of crying. I am tired in general. My whole body aches. I'd really rather my life be over than continue in this direction. Got that, Life? Stop fucking sucking so terribly bad. Just stop. Just fucking stop. Please.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 26 Feb 2009, 22:53
MY YKEYBOAR/D IES MALFUNCTIONING

Oykay eso do you want to yknow a esecret, i espilled juice on my ykeyboar/d ear/liert. But it waesn't the whole thingt. Anyway firest the espacebar/ estopped woryking--it would juest estay down and eventually not funct.lion at all, and i am uesing ctrl+v to mayke these es'paces, and now it'es adding r/andom char/acterse to especific ykeyestroykest. i'm eso fucyking perplexed and angry!+ why would it do thies!+ ESTOOOOOOOPPPPPP
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 26 Feb 2009, 22:54
Oh my god that ies not even readable i'm esorryyyyyy
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 26 Feb 2009, 23:00
ESTOOOOOOOPPPPPP

I can just hear this yelled in a heavy Spanish accent and it makes it way more funny.

I am sorry about your keyboard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 26 Feb 2009, 23:58
I've spilled shit on my keyboard several times.  The first thing I do is power down my computer.  If you do not have a laptop, this might not be necessary.  Then I turn the keyboard upside down over a towel so the towel can sop up some liquid. 

Since your keyboard seems to have somewhat survived the initial drowning, you might just need to clean it up.  Once juice starts to gum up and get sticky, typing can become more difficult.  You'll want to very gently clean with a damp cloth.  If you can remove the keys, do so.  This way you can really get the sugar gunk out.  However, make sure you know where they should go when you put them back.  In these situations, I sketch a diagram of my keyboard just to be safe.  It's hard to say if the keyboard is truly damaged or just gummed up, but it's worth a shot to clean it out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 27 Feb 2009, 00:22
MY YKEYBOAR/D IES MALFUNCTIONING

Oykay eso do you want to yknow a esecret, i espilled juice on my ykeyboar/d ear/liert. But it waesn't the whole thingt. Anyway firest the espacebar/ estopped woryking--it would juest estay down and eventually not funct.lion at all, and i am uesing ctrl+v to mayke these es'paces, and now it'es adding r/andom char/acterse to especific ykeyestroykest. i'm eso fucyking perplexed and angry!+ why would it do thies!+ ESTOOOOOOOPPPPPP

I too am sorry and suggest you take the above advice but holy crap this post made me laugh.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Feb 2009, 05:12
ESTOOOOOOOPPPPPP

I can just hear this yelled in a heavy Spanish accent and it makes it way more funny.

I am sorry about your keyboard.

Oh fuck! All I can think of now is the Dugout and the comic with Albert Pujols saying "e'three home run"

Guys, I slept in half-hour increments last night. I haven't slept straight through a night in over five years, now. What the hell's wrong with me?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 27 Feb 2009, 05:27
Stupid question maybe .... but have you talked to your doctor?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ruyi on 27 Feb 2009, 05:27
Sleep apnea?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Feb 2009, 05:27
Not lately, no. I don't..have a doctor.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 27 Feb 2009, 05:38
Go see a doctor was really all the advice I could come up with. Although, I'll throw in a good luck for good measure.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 27 Feb 2009, 06:42
Shane, how shitty is your bed?  A new mattress might be all you  need... or a better pillow, perhaps?  Drink some warm milk before bed... um, no caffeine after 5pm, get some exercise (that REALLY helps), um..... no TV right before bed.  Try to have quiet time without bright lights about an hour before you sleep.  It might help!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Feb 2009, 07:27
A) I've got a hold on one of those fancypants memory foam mattresses that's apparently a long-overdue xmas gift from my parents. My current mattress..there's pretty much duct tape and flattened pillows under the sheets keeping the springs from stabbing me.

B) I can't do quiet time. I cannot fall asleep without a little noise or some music.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 27 Feb 2009, 08:21
So this week was essentially The Worst Week Ever:

    * Car is dead and the transmission might be shot
    * All of the mono channels on my Tascam 424 are routinely fucking up and my larger, more cumbersome Kustom VIII mixer accompanies whatever it records with electronic noise
    * I boned two of my midterms in Macroeconomics and Econometrics
    * Two of my friends got to see Deerhunter Wednesday night. I didn't
    * Person I had a crush on in freshman year is still in my Creative Writing class and it is still Mega Awkward(c)
    * I checked my weight on Tuesday, coming out to 165 lb--officially obese

This week is Worst Song, Played On Ugliest Guitar.

I think me and my roommate are gonna try jumpstarting my car today after school, hopefully the thing with the transmission doesn't come up again.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Feb 2009, 08:23
Oh man, you had a BC Rich week?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 27 Feb 2009, 08:38
Perhaps. (http://achewood.com/index.php?date=07172002)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 27 Feb 2009, 08:52
So I had a great night at work tonight. Started out slow as shit but I was still really hyped up after last night, which was the busiest night of the year for us. So I'm bouncing around and getting down to the cheesy dance music on the nitelife system as I work and just generally being a rad dude while I work, and I wound up pulling in more tips than all the bar girls combined, which is pretty amazing considering usually I wind up with the least tips at the end of a night. And to top it all off, the cute girl I'm interested in that I figured I'd blown my chances with by being a bit of an awkward dork, came in and was flirting with me all night and now we're just shooting little flirty text messages at each other a few hours later.

Of course there has to be a price to be paid for all this and that is when I got home I banged my arm on some shit really hard while feeling for a light switch in the dark, and my belt buckle fell in the toilet just as I had finished pissing in it but thats ok, because it's ok.
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Post by: Christophe on 27 Feb 2009, 09:09
By the way guys, are there possible problems with jumpstarting a car that might have transmission problems?
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Post by: Hat on 27 Feb 2009, 09:38
Oh my god I am still so in with this girl I need someone to come around to my house and give me a high-five right now
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Post by: valley_parade on 27 Feb 2009, 10:07
Only if she's got a friend.
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Post by: McTaggart on 27 Feb 2009, 10:56
By the way guys, are there possible problems with jumpstarting a car that might have transmission problems?

Nope! Your transmission has extremely little to do with your electrics.

It's come to my attention that the way I write is pretty bad. I need to use fewer parentheses and make sentences more coherent and sort out my thoughts and then write from the start to the end instead of starting with a general seed of what I want to say and growing it out from there. Every sentence I write seems to have a little comment that's just as long as the sentence itself afterwards.

I tend to put justifications and examples and little tangents in parentheses after the thing that makes me think of them or need them (I was very tempted to put that in parentheses after the word "parentheses" in the second sentence of that last paragraph). I think it reads better if you have them nested and indented so rough picture of what I'm thinking and how each sentence relates to each is clearer (my train of thought looks like the London Underground).

Man I hope parentheses is the correct plural because I have written it a whole lot just there.
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Post by: Christophe on 27 Feb 2009, 11:35
Well, we tried jumpstarting the car. NOTHING.

This week is blossoming into a wonderful Fuck You Friday.
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Feb 2009, 14:14
Wooooooo irresponsiblity!!!!! Woooooooooo!!!!!!
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Post by: MrBlu on 27 Feb 2009, 14:34
Do you know what's really annoying?

Mosquitos.

You know what's weird. I'm at my friend's place. And they don't bite him...

Maybe it's cuz I'm black.
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Feb 2009, 14:40
My face is exploding.

Also, I am allergic to mosquitos but they're attracted to me, I think it has to do with scents and stuff, they attack me like starving maniacs but leave my sister alone.
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Post by: KvP on 27 Feb 2009, 15:00
Sweet I love red velvet cakes.

I wonder which of my friends is going to make it...

Last night I was Andrew Birded. It was pretty great. I haven't been listening to Noble Beast very much but my best lesbians are very into him and I figure I'd treat them to the show. Usually I don't get very into shows at which I'm not familiar with the songs (he played a total of 2 songs I have an even passing knowledge of) but the whole looping setup he had was pretty impressive, and he's an ace violinist.

Apparently he ate breakfast in Denver yesterday morning and had a note passed to him asking him to play "MX Missiles". So he did. Somebody from that concert is gonna be on cloud 9 for a couple of weeks.
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Post by: tania on 27 Feb 2009, 16:02
i made bread today! i made this recipe (http://ratherbebaking.blogspot.com/2008/02/simple-start.html) from james' blog. it rocks. it's the best. it's so delicious. i think everyone should always listen to everything james says because he knows everything about everything.
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Post by: Lines on 27 Feb 2009, 17:08
Yes, yes he does.
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Post by: Slick on 27 Feb 2009, 17:13
I am baking vegan banana-peanut butter bread for a potluck tonight. One of our friends is out of the country for this term, so we are having a potluck where the theme is "things that would kill Robt". He has a lot of allergies.
The batter was delicious. I hope they bake well.

Also I have a better version of that recipe in my zine!
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Post by: tania on 27 Feb 2009, 17:49
send plz

(i am sorry i lost your zine)

(but i lost it while buying stuff to make the oatmeal cookie recipe in it which btw turned out really good too)

(if you send me another copy i promise i will treasure it forever)
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 27 Feb 2009, 18:28
Man, I just spent the last couple hours rushing to file my state and federal income taxes, complete and submit my FAFSA, and try to find out how to get my school to verify my GPA before Monday, because it's the application deadline for CalGrants, only to realize that CalGrants aren't available for graduate students anyways.  No wonder I couldn't remember having struggled with all this GPA verification stuff last year.

So they were a productive couple of hours.  But they probably would have been better spent doing things that are actually due on Monday, rather than things that are due in a couple of months.

Oh well.  At least I should be getting a $209 refund (coincidentally, just about the price of an asthma medication I had to purchase recently that my stupid reimbursement medical insurance hasn't reimbursed me for yet).  Plus, I should know soon whether California will continue to pay me to go to school--or if I'll have to get a job stocking shelves at Albertson's at night.
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Feb 2009, 18:34
James, send me your zine too plz!!!!


Also, today, I went through one of the most intense experiences I have ever had. Moar in the tattoo thread.
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Post by: Inlander on 27 Feb 2009, 18:43
I just went to the Melbourne Slow Food Farmer's Market! It's only on once a month and I only discovered it a few weeks ago, so today was my first time. I had such a nice morning: the easiest way to get there from my place is to ride along the Merri Creek Trail, which is a bike path that rambles along a creek through the inner north of Melbourne. You're riding through trees and past suburban train stations and behind old houses for about twenty minutes with a big creek on one side all the time all full of ducks and little birds twittering in the greenery along the edges. Then at the end of it in the grounds of an old convent there's this amazing market with all this incredible fresh produce and sausages made from the meat of rare-breed pigs and cheese from small-scale producers and all the other sorts of awesome things you'd expect to find at a slow food market. I got just about everything I need for dinner tonight right there, and a bunch more stuff besides. Then I rode back home. Awesome morning!
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Post by: Cernunnos on 27 Feb 2009, 19:19
I keep finding guitar picks on the ground.

It's a sign.
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Post by: pwhodges on 28 Feb 2009, 00:14
I have a guitar pick I found on the ground.  Next I need to find a guitar...
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Post by: Gilead on 28 Feb 2009, 00:47
Frig frig frig frig frig, I forgot how much cutting onions hurts when I'm not wearing contacts.
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Post by: valley_parade on 28 Feb 2009, 06:01
I was just waiting in line at the cafe to order breakfast and coffee. The young woman in front of me turns around and starts talking to me.

I mean this is strange and all, but she was really cute. But she called me by my name! And I quite literally have no clue who she is or if we've met before. I know I've seen her in here, but I can't ever remember talking to her. What an interesting start to the day.
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Post by: Sox on 28 Feb 2009, 06:49
I keep dropping guitar picks on the ground. It's annoying.
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Post by: Emaline on 28 Feb 2009, 07:27
Fucking old people. Ugh. I swear. Dude is carrying all those bags and a cane because he's homeless. This is not something to make lighthearted jokes about. Grrr. So much more ignorant shit that you have said that I just want to point out how fucking dumb and not funny you are.



Also, guys, I have $300 store credit at an imstrument shop. Should I buy a bass?
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Post by: valley_parade on 28 Feb 2009, 07:27
Yep.
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Post by: Jace on 28 Feb 2009, 07:31
Went to a concert last night.
Realized at least two good things.
You don't need people for bands.
Its easy to make new friends.


So, now we just have to have my friend Tom get a job and get a saxaphone again and he and I can get a neat little two man band going. Should be fun.
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Post by: Dazed on 28 Feb 2009, 07:39
Emaline, there is nothing sexier than female bassists. I do not know why, but it is absolute truth.

So yes, buy a bass! The world needs more bassists.
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Post by: Emaline on 28 Feb 2009, 07:40
Yep.

I probably will. My best friend is all "get it, emaline! That we can totally jam together!"



My comments earlier weren't directed at anyone in particular. Except the old couple riding the bus this morning. They have felt the need to loudly make fun of everyone as soon as they are out of sight. The short tempered red neck lesbian couple, the two arguing Indian girls, the homeless man. They thought it'd be cute to ride the bus. Because, as William Shatner put it, poor is cool.
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Post by: valley_parade on 28 Feb 2009, 08:06
Emaline, that's the entire point of old people.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WCGl63ln59A/SSVJ8Hq5iWI/AAAAAAAABwM/6jWO5ZOklQc/s400/Statlerandwaldorf.JPG)
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Post by: celticgeek on 28 Feb 2009, 08:40
Emaline, there is nothing sexier than female bassists. I do not know why, but it is absolute truth.

So yes, buy a bass! The world needs more bassists.

Absolutely:     NSFW (http://www.greatbassviol.com/images/muses-small1.jpg)
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Post by: Slick on 28 Feb 2009, 11:54
fffuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkk diiiiiiiiiiiiiiicksss
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Post by: ledhendrix on 28 Feb 2009, 11:55
Had the best surf ever today. Helped teach a nice girl how to surf.Now I am incredibly tired but also incredibly content. Today was good.


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Post by: snalin on 28 Feb 2009, 12:15
The last four days I have taught sword fighting to noobs, had the best tabletop rpg event (big battles and random mutations happening to our characters),  had a fun night sewing with the guys (you are not a sissy if you sew stuff you sew 1200s military equipment) and performed a monologue, and my teacher and co-students told me that I had made a believable character when I performed it, so i looks like I'm going to get the best grades on this.

I've had some cool days, and this week I'm at one point going to have a movie night with a good friend. My life is pretty awesome, and to top it all, I have vacation this week! yay!

The downside is that I have to finish a big assignment before march 8th, and we've had a month to do it. And I've just started the research. Oh well.
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Post by: pwhodges on 28 Feb 2009, 13:33
I am decorating my study in preparation for new carpet.  This has involved about eight hours of removing stuff from shelves and piling it somewhat neatly in other parts of the house.  The piano stays (covered up) until just before the carpet layers come.  The computer also stays, but switched off and covered while I'm sanding down and raising dust.  Basically I hate decorating because of the disruption and getting oil paint on my hands - but it will be nice to get it done, and I do enjoy doing things well.
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Post by: Jace on 28 Feb 2009, 17:49
and I do enjoy doing things well.

This is how you can tell that paul has had children.
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Post by: Gilead on 28 Feb 2009, 18:03
Emaline, there is nothing sexier than female bassists. I do not know why, but it is absolute truth.

So yes, buy a bass! The world needs more bassists.

Absolutely:     NSFW (http://www.greatbassviol.com/images/muses-small1.jpg)

Fuck you celticgeek my boss saw taht and now I got fired from the anti-classical art factory <|>: [.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 28 Feb 2009, 20:38
Man so there is this thing called moonbounce laser tag and now I'm weezing but I had so much fun I need to go lie down now.
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Post by: celticgeek on 28 Feb 2009, 21:11
Emaline, there is nothing sexier than female bassists. I do not know why, but it is absolute truth.

So yes, buy a bass! The world needs more bassists.

Absolutely:     NSFW (http://www.greatbassviol.com/images/muses-small1.jpg)

Fuck you celticgeek my boss saw taht and now I got fired from the anti-classical art factory <|>: [.

I said "not safe for work".

And screw the anti-classical art factory if that's the way they think.
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Post by: Emaline on 01 Mar 2009, 00:43
Fuck guys deep sea creatures are so awesome.
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Post by: KvP on 01 Mar 2009, 01:09
For the last 6 or 7 months I've had a pretty bad cough. It's come and gone, but I've had it for awhile. I was only recently able to see a doctor about this. At first he thought it was acid reflux, so he gave me a steroid for that ailment. A week's treatment yielded no favorable results. After that an x-ray was taken, showing no abnormalities. So now I'm on an inhaler. The good news is that I've stopped coughing. The bad news is that I've started to feel a very deep and intense ache in my chest at random intervals. I don't have any labored breathing but the pain ceases when I hold my breath. So I don't know what this is. Nothing major, I wouldn't think, if the x-rays didn't catch it. But it fucking hurts.
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Post by: KvP on 01 Mar 2009, 01:15
Fuck that hurts.
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Post by: Alex C on 01 Mar 2009, 09:55
I read some article about being a germophobe that's featured on MSN for some reason. Apparently it's from some women's mag called Self? All I know for sure is that reading the article was base self-indulgence, since I pretty much hold germophobes in contempt and this article really only provided me with more ammunition. Apparently a slight majority of the Self readers polled flush public toilets with their feet and others buy shit like anti-bacterial pens. Guys, I wash my hands and I practice good food prep hygiene, but that's only because that shit isn't fuckin' silly. They are being silly people! I also found out that men wash their hands less often than women yet tend to carry considerably less bacteria. Doctors think it may be due to men having higher skin acidity, but I would like to think it's because the law of unintended consequences is smiting many women for being silly and flushing toilets with their dainty feets.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Mar 2009, 10:02
I would say it is due to the way in which woman and men's toiletry habits differ.

You don't need me to go into detail, do you?
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Post by: Alex C on 01 Mar 2009, 10:18
Believe it or not, that really shouldn't account for much of anything.
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Post by: öde on 01 Mar 2009, 10:47
I love hard work!
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Post by: snalin on 01 Mar 2009, 11:52
Today, I lost my gabbly virginity. I feel... dirty but comfortable.
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Post by: snalin on 01 Mar 2009, 11:54
Oh my god I just lost my king of gabbly virginity!

 :-o
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Post by: Metope on 01 Mar 2009, 12:15
Move so I can be greem king you little blue bastard.
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Post by: Allybee on 01 Mar 2009, 13:03
the only boy I've actually cared about for a while is pretty much definitely only friendly, not interested. at all.

I am a lot more bummed out about this than I should be. I think "oh well" until I remember how fucking amazing he is. I guess it's time to turn that part of me off again.
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Post by: evernew on 01 Mar 2009, 13:08
Dear Blog Thread,

today I discovered that fellow Meebliers were cheating on us. With Gabbly. That really upset me.

In other, less exciting but equally ramblicious news, for the second time in as many weekends my clumsiness cum forgetfulness got in the way of my happiness.
The first story involves lost condoms and would be quite a good read if I sacked up and wrote it all down. The second one is just about a cell phone charger but you know how important that little black devil incarnate can be sometimes.

These incidents got me thinking about the money (meh) and time (more important) that I have and how I use both.
And I have decided not to run after shiny things (meh) and round bottoms (more important) anymore just because my best friend is doing it and letting me in on the details.

What it boils down to is that I will be a hobo and never have a girlfriend again.
At least until the next fundamental change of heart which can only, at this point in time, be days away. Isn't life awesome?

As Ally said, time to turn "that part" off again and wait for spring. Or summer. Whichever brings back the awesome.

But I did get to see Protest The Hero last night and I got to hang out with the band and autographs and they are all excellent albeit lecherous bearded awesome Canadian dudes. You should have sex with one of them if you can.
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Post by: tania on 01 Mar 2009, 13:32
i played guitar hero with the guys from protest the hero last year.
needless to say, they completely annihilated me.
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Post by: Emaline on 01 Mar 2009, 13:43
Guys, should I go ride my bike, smoke, or watch this movie on Lifetime called Fifteen And Pregnant? It has baby Kirsten Dunst in it, and has already proven its self to be great and cheesy, with lines like "I'm glad we're having the baby young, that way we can grow up together," and "I'm glad we're having a kid. I'm not doing anything else with my life."
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Post by: sean on 01 Mar 2009, 13:50
Guys, should I go ride my bike and smoke?

Yes you should.
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Post by: Emaline on 01 Mar 2009, 14:12
But...but.. "There's a little boy inside Tina's stomach and it's coming out this summer!"



Apparently, no one else thinks that line is funny. Babies are never actually in your stomach. Unless you eat them.

Also, "maybe I am wrong for sleeping with Ray. Maybe it is a sin against god."
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Post by: squawk on 01 Mar 2009, 18:39
KEYBOARD UPDATE

I bought a new keyboard. While it is not all flat and pretty like those new ones that are really awesome, it was $20 and it is relatively quiet and most importantly it has audio control buttons. I cannot live without those now, it seems. The Volume Up button was so jiggly on my last one! It was jiggly because I mashed it so often.

These new ones don't seem like they will be able to be jiggled because they are flat but you know.

Guys I am so good at blogging, I am going into detail about my computer keyboard functions

Edit: oh my god there is a calculator shortcut button
Edit 2: HOLY SHIT THERE'S AN ALT+TAB SHORTCUT KEY THINGY
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Post by: Ozymandias on 01 Mar 2009, 18:59
I think my heart's explodin'! THIS KEYBOARD!
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Post by: Dimmukane on 01 Mar 2009, 20:37
Your basal nervous system wants THIS NEW KEYBOARD!
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Post by: Patrick on 01 Mar 2009, 21:27
Dear blog thread,

I bought a Gravity longboard deck (next stop: 180mm trucks, really nice bearings, and 76mm wheels), I finally got laid again, I got blazed like a motherfucker for like 5 days straight, I had sex while watching Lord of the Rings (during the 5 day weed binge), and discovered ways to make my girlfriend's legs quiver for hours after the sexin' is done.

Downside: my lady broke her wrist when she and I were coming home from a grocery run (fuck you, Alaska, and your ice patches, too). And I just got home to Albania yesterday, and I am missing her something terrible. But we had an awesome time together.

Love,
Me

P.S. oh my audition for Albanian Idol is today fuck yeah
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Post by: Gilead on 01 Mar 2009, 21:32
Just got back from my first day of film school.

What the fuck.

Was that.

Shit.
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Post by: KvP on 01 Mar 2009, 21:50
Elaborate.
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Post by: pwhodges on 02 Mar 2009, 01:54
Extra buttons?  extra places for coffee to go!
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Post by: Gilead on 02 Mar 2009, 02:40
Elaborate.
I spent 3 fucking hours answering ninety questions, 90 questions, many of which were almost identical to each other, it was pretty much the worst thing I've ever done.
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Post by: Eris on 02 Mar 2009, 02:58
hey guys, I am back at home near newcastle. My dad and brother sure don't do much cleaning around here!

I realised today that I have to go through my stuff and throw out all the things that I have been saving for a rainy day, but don't actually need, and the clothes that I never wear but don't want to throw out hae to be taken to the salvos so that they can give them to other people who will wear them. This is going to be fun and also challenging because I want to keep everything because I am the daughter of two hoarders, and therefore have hoarding ingrained into me.

My uni classes start tomorrow! Tuesday I have classes from 5-7pm and wednesday I have classes from 10am-6pm! Tomorrow I only have to be there from 6 though, so I will be making gingerbread men and fudge for mum to take to school in the morning. I had to go searching, but I found lunchy's awesome gingerbread recipe, so I am set for that until I realise we don't have some of the stuff and need to go shopping. I must say though, today got off to a rocky start, but I am in a very positive mood at the moment.

I will go to uni tomorrow! Iwill maybe possibly smile at people and hopefully talk to someone! I will make delicious food! I will keep thinking positive! I hope this mood keeps up, because I have a whole heap of things I want to do around here that won't get done if I am in a bloo mood.
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Post by: snalin on 02 Mar 2009, 03:52
Hooray for Jens!

Also, Peer Gynt is an awesome play to be a part in. Especially when you play Peer. Ah, good times!
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Post by: pwhodges on 02 Mar 2009, 04:52
Don't forget Grieg, too...


And Jens, well done!
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Post by: pen on 02 Mar 2009, 06:47
Blargh.  I was cleaning the snow off of my car at 5:30am, and the heel of my shoe fell off the curb.  I cut a nice gash in my knee and twisted my ankle.  Fanfuckingtastic. 
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Post by: pulpfiction21 on 02 Mar 2009, 06:52
Dear blog thread,

My pregnant girlfriend got hit by a car on her bike yesterday, is that a sign that god doesnt want my child to live?
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Post by: pen on 02 Mar 2009, 07:00
Jesus Christ, is she alright?  How far along was she?  That's so awful.  I'm sorry. 
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Post by: Hat on 02 Mar 2009, 07:10
I can't get to sleep, its 1am and I have to get up at 6am for fire training and orienteering and if I don't turn up I will not be offered a job back at my old work no matter how great I am, and why did they think it would be a good idea to give a bunch of bartenders their important training at 8am?

I also have my first day of university after all this tomorrow afternoon and I'm glad all my classes start after 2pm because this conflict between two opposing lifestyles (one where you wake up before noon and try not to take too many drugs, and one where you wake up around 4pm and are given drugs to help you through a work shift) nearly killed me last semester.

Also read the first notes for my class "Philosophy of Time Travel" and started watching every episode of Star Trek the dude references, I estimate it will take me approximately 12 hours to do so.
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Post by: supersheep on 02 Mar 2009, 07:11
I just wrote a 3500 word essay in three hours, and it's worth maybe five percent of my degree? I am a fucking NINJA at artificially imposed deadlines.
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Post by: pulpfiction21 on 02 Mar 2009, 07:11
yeah both her and the baby were okay. We had to go to the ER cause her leg and elbow hurt really bad, and we needed to have the baby's heart monitored to make sure everything was okay. My gf just had some deep bruises on her leg and arm.

The baby is 26 weeks, we are really just lucky that she didnt land directly on her stomach.

But since she has been pregnant she has been in two car accidents (not with her driving) and now a bicycle accident. There are forces working against this baby's life.

I told my GF to induce at 30 weeks so that she would stop getting into accidents, jokingly of course.
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Post by: Hat on 02 Mar 2009, 07:14
I just wrote a 3500 word essay in three hours, and it's worth maybe five percent of my degree? I am a fucking NINJA at artificially imposed deadlines.

I know its not a huge word limit but that is still a pretty pitiful percentage unless the essay topic was "look out the window and write about what you see"
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Mar 2009, 07:16
I see a blank brick wall. I would fail at that essay.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Mar 2009, 07:17
And I just realised it's 2:17am and dark out. I can't even see the brick wall!
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Post by: Hat on 02 Mar 2009, 07:18
Alternate essay topic for urban dwellers if they are a dude:

"write 3500 words about how much you like your dick"
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Mar 2009, 07:19
It's so dark out I can't even see my dick!
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Post by: Oli on 02 Mar 2009, 07:19
Does the dick really exist? Discuss.
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Post by: sean on 02 Mar 2009, 07:40
Dear DC weather,

Friday you were 60 degrees. Today is the most snow I've seen in ages.

What the fuck?
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Post by: ummmkay on 02 Mar 2009, 07:42
Snow! It snowed! I made it to my friend's apartment close to campus yesterday afternoon, and am very glad not to be snowed in (I use this term loosely) at my house by myself. Classes are canceled today and all this snow is still on the ground and it is just so wonderful!
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Post by: supersheep on 02 Mar 2009, 07:48
I know its not a huge word limit but that is still a pretty pitiful percentage unless the essay topic was "look out the window and write about what you see"
It is meant to be the culmination of four years work and there are about eight other essays that count for it as well as maybe ten exams over the course of two years? I think it's a fairly huge whack to be getting for, what, three hours work.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 02 Mar 2009, 07:53
Given that it is the first week of semester have a mental outline already prepared for my 3000 word final essay for a subject, that compares the use of time travel in Back To The Future with that in The Time Travellers Wife, and am only some illegal substances and a few hours away from 40% of the entire subject, no I do not think that is a massive amount for three hours work.

Thank you arts degree, I knew there was an awesome upside to you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 02 Mar 2009, 07:56
I love being in a science-related major. The most I have to write are collaborative lab reports and 1-page double-spaced summaries.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Mar 2009, 07:59
Brett, you better mention that they effectively erased Jenny from existence in BttF2 and didn't even notice, the motherfuckers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 02 Mar 2009, 08:20
5% of a degree is a serious thing. That is five percent of four years of work.
40% of a course is thing. It is 40% of four months of work (assuming you have semesters like I do) (40%/(3*4)=3.33...% < 5%).
If I interpret the situation correctly then you are talking about almost the same numbers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: supersheep on 02 Mar 2009, 08:21
Given that it is the first week of semester have a mental outline already prepared for my 3000 word final essay for a subject, that compares the use of time travel in Back To The Future with that in The Time Travellers Wife, and am only some illegal substances and a few hours away from 40% of the entire subject, no I do not think that is a massive amount for three hours work.

Thank you arts degree, I knew there was an awesome upside to you.
That's one course for one semester. How many courses will you do in your whole degree? This essay is five percent of four years work, because my college is ridiculously old-fashioned and doesn't like the concept of semesters or credits or indeed telling you how much things are worth up front.

EDIT: Yup, that's what I am thinking too Slick.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: october1983 on 02 Mar 2009, 08:42
Universities love to obfuscate things so that you can never be quite sure how things are going to pan out, marks wise. It's a fucking pain. But yeah, 5% of a degree for 3,500 words seems reasonable - I think I have to write about 34,000 words of assessed work this year, which accounts for about half my degree, so it's pretty much the same.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 02 Mar 2009, 09:30
Goin out with a coworker friday night. She seems really cool, but I have no idea how old she is. I have heard that she has 3 kids.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dazed on 02 Mar 2009, 10:55
In that case I highly, highly, highly, highly recommend bringing protection.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Mar 2009, 10:56
Well, I've been in college for ten hours so far and I still have another one to go before I go to work for two hours to do some extra training so that I can do four hours' overtime tomorrow, after a full day at a German conference. Don't try to tell me about a healthy work-life balance; I have no life without work.

Actually it isn't as bad as all that... who am I kidding? This is incredibly boring and I can't even get on half the threads on these forums because we have a stupid arbitrary blocker which picks out key words that apparently appear in just about any thread except, interestingly for a blocker which bans all blog sites, this one. Also I can't get onto Meebo because the computers which are enabled to access Meebo are locked into a room downstairs.

Gah. I am hungry and I can't eat in the library which means in a minute I have to go and get my sandwiches and eat them in reception. Nice balanced diet, this will be my main meal of the day unless I eat a cooked meal at eleven pm when I finally get home.

Meh, I'm just carping. I chose to do this and I'm glad I am doing, I've been pestering for kiosk training for months and the overtime pay will be useful (not to mention the mountain of work I've ploughed through during my enforced solitude in the library). Also less admirably I now have a cute little anecdote that will simultaneously reinforce my Crazy Lady label and give the impression that I am a workaholic. I feel my day's quota of crazy wasn't quite fulfilled during the discussion of my marital plans that sprung up during class, although it was a close call. Please remind me never to discuss anything remotely humorous with anyone ever again.

PS Jace get her pregnant and then she can ship the baby over to me! I'm sure Emilio and I will make great parents, and the kid will have the advantage of frequent foreign travel and the opportunity to grow up multi-lingual! What more can a baby want?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 02 Mar 2009, 11:10
In that case I highly, highly, highly, highly recommend bringing protection.
Goin out with a coworker

Not on the first date. I have to work with her sometimes.

Totally have some back at my apartment just in case
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 02 Mar 2009, 11:23
Dear blog thing,

Star Academy is basically what it would look like if you took American Idol, Big Brother, and Dancing With The Stars and filled it with Albanians, with a chick:dude ratio of 3:1. Also, I have to be there from 3pm until 9pm, meaning that I can never hang out with my friends ever.

It's basically taking one thing I like and 30 things that make me a very unhappy person.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 02 Mar 2009, 12:03
I just want to be clear here: the 3 to 1 chick to dude ratio is the good part, right? Normally, I would be dead certain it is, but then again, I keep finding out that some people really do just love Idol that much.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Kylos on 02 Mar 2009, 12:23
Dear blog thing,

Today I found out that my cousin proposed to his girlfriend, and she said yes. I've been friends with her longer than i've actually known about him. I'm incredibly happy for them both and i'm probably the happiest person right now... barr one thing. Facebook told me, not him. Fuck you internet.

Sincerely,
Me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 02 Mar 2009, 16:37
writing term papers is really hard when your laptop has decided it needs four minutes to copy and paste sentences in microsoft word (i timed it) and your short-term memory is maybe a tenth that length

LAPTOP why you gotta be so old and stupid, i hate you
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: plumbob78 on 02 Mar 2009, 16:38
That sucks!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 02 Mar 2009, 16:39
Dear Tania,

school computer labs

Love,
John
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 02 Mar 2009, 20:50
blog thread,

I am missing my friends more than I probably should. It is very nice out (record high today of 72 degrees F) and I want to be going on hikes and stuff.

Also, the more time passes, the more I realize that my relatively stable emotional state over the last couple of weeks has been due to my best friend not being around. I don't know, I love her very much but being around her and anticipating her presence tends to bring back the sort of poisonous self-loathing I've been so far from lately. But I feel like I need her support. I think I'm secretly hoping that she never calls me again. I feel terrible about it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 02 Mar 2009, 21:02
John I can actually relate to that, like a lot

a whole friggin lot

but mainly i wanted to make this post because your link to your reason blog reads like "A Reason For Blog" to me. And I find this amusing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 02 Mar 2009, 21:06
Ah, indeed it does. I have many a reason for blog, honestly.

Also, solidarity [email protected]
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 02 Mar 2009, 21:25
@=

DEAR BLOG THREAD I AM EATING BROWNIES
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Mar 2009, 21:56
Dear Blog thread

In 5 minutes I'll be 21.  I need something to drink.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 02 Mar 2009, 22:00
Here, try this:

Just to start you off right. (http://shopwhisky.lovescotch.com/productDetail.php?pid=197)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 02 Mar 2009, 22:15
I started my garden indoors today. It/I smells/smell like wet dirt. I love it. My garden is already awesome.











I miss my Davis. A lot. :(
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 02 Mar 2009, 23:13
I just want to be clear here: the 3 to 1 chick to dude ratio is the good part, right?

These girls are all very attractive (most of them are on here for the dance part of the show, rendering my male mind quite helpless), very isolated (we all have to be at the studio from 3pm to 9pm, and I'm one of the few contestants who actually lives here in Tirana) and very attention-whorey. I seriously spent maybe 45% of the day yesterday listening to the rules of the show, and 50% was spent avoiding contact from the female contestants. The other 5% was spent actually, like, singing.

Combine the above with the fact that I am very faithful to my girlfriend and you see my dilemma. It's hormones vs. conscience. Conscience is winning pretty soundly, but I kindof feel like Jesus in the desert on day 39.

Basically I do not like this show and I would very much like to go back to Alaska. This show is probably the only real reason I'm still in Albania and it is turning out to suck.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 03 Mar 2009, 00:36
What the fuck blogthread.

So I have my Zune, right? And it's in its handy dandy leather case that protects it from shit. I drop it a few nights ago and it goes black. It does not respond to anything. Charging it overnight does nothing. Plugging into a computer, no response. So I'm like "okay fuck it" and I order a repair box from Microsoft and fall back on my trusty Zen backup.

Fast forward to right now. I had left my Zune lying about plugged into the charger, just in case. I touch it, it lights up, just like new. It only had to charge for about 48 hours straight.

This is the second time this has happened. This Zune is by far the most resilient of all the mp3 players I've owned. And it's an 80 gig, which I looove.

Microsoft is going to get annoyed here soon with the ordering of repairs and then abrupt cancellations.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 03 Mar 2009, 01:47
Brett, you better mention that they effectively erased Jenny from existence in BttF2 and didn't even notice, the motherfuckers.

I don't remember that at all, but I think the focus of the BttF2 part of my essay will focus on whether there was ultimately a good reason for future biff to give past biff the Almanac. I will probably have to rewatch the movie at some point though and if I notice it I will be sure to bring it up.

Also it was my first class today which means a whole new round of "Tell us your name and something interesting about yourself"

I settled on "My name is Brett and I like making cocktails" over "My name is Brett and I like prog-rock and minimal techno", but only just. The lecturer had a beard, I'm sure he's down with some prog rock.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 03 Mar 2009, 02:13
Sorry guys, I love Back to the Future and all but every time you write "BttF2" I just can't help but auto-read it as "Butt Fuck 2".
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 03 Mar 2009, 03:13
"Tell us your name and something interesting about yourself"

Oh man. I have only had one class so far, so I haven't gotten that question, but I can never think of anything for the second part. I end up saying something like "Hi, my name is Hannah and, uh, I like books?" Which is pretty obvious seeing I am in english-type courses, but then they ask me my favourite book and you know that they want to hear something like 'Pride and Prejudice' or "Lolita' or something smart like that and I end up just mumblin' and mentioning Urban Fantasy and everyone gets a little disappointed.

Maybe I will just say "Hi my name is Hannah and I am a cyborg" That will help me make friends, right? right?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tweetles on 03 Mar 2009, 03:29
I always liked making shit up for those noone ever really remembers anyway.
But anyway

Dear blogosphere,
Tonight I realised ive spent pretty much the last 4 months sober.
Im undecided whether to be happy or sad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 03 Mar 2009, 03:37
but university is where you will make friends that will stick by you for the rest of your life. And in the first two weeks is when everyone's defences are down and it's easiest to make friends, so I need to hurry up I am halfway through my first week and all I have said is "thankyou" to the person next to me and ohgodIamsoalone.

I need to have an answer that will make everyone want to hang out with me because I am totally awesome. I mean, I had a question last year that was "Who is your favourite fictional character?" Hell, I don't know! I made up some bullshit and said Harry Dresden because I was reading those books at the time. Then everyone looked at me pityingly because my favourite character was a wizard detective. Seriously people, will me saying I am a cyborg want boys (and possibly girls?) want to get into my pants? This is important.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tweetles on 03 Mar 2009, 04:04
I say go for it, if you were in one of my classes id want to talk to you.
Though some people will just be like wtf but they dont matter anyway.

Oh and just talk to the people sitting next to you, if stuck ask if anyone interested in statring a study group or something
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 03 Mar 2009, 04:30
"Hi, my name is Hannah and, uh, I like books?"

That is (basically) exactly what the bookish looking girl next to me said and I thought it was kind of cute but then basically spent the next three hours nearly falling asleep out of tiredness and drunkenness so I wasn't particularly in a state to attempt to tell her that.


Quote
Maybe I will just say "Hi my name is Hannah and I am a cyborg" That will help me make friends, right? right?

I don't think I have another class where they will make us do that but uh, I am stealing that one, sorry.

Also it was induction today back at work which was rad and just like old times except there are a fuckload of new people, including new managers with hella ties and our new uniforms are kind of dogshit and now I have to endear myself to about twenty people all over again except now I'm even more of a deranged lunatic from a year and a half in the liquor service industry so basically I am fucking in a great mood because I've got half a load on and I like a challenge.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 03 Mar 2009, 04:36
I didn't go to my Monday night class because I thought I had been kicked out. When my roommate came home, I thought he'd be upset with me (as he is one of my instructors). We talked about how it doesn't matter that I was kicked out, I just need to show up anyways to show that I want to be there. He also told me that I am the only one from our school that everyone thinks can actually run a school.
Out of the nine people who started:
one is "a tortoise, slow, but eventually he'll get there"
one is "a hare, so into it all that he's caught up in himself"
one is going into the military
one is already a doctor and is doing this as an extra form of learning
one is very busy with his other job as a contractor and has some health issues that keep him from training
one dropped out completely with no word of why
one was a flash in the pan who burned out by trying to do it all at once
one is in college full time right now to get an English major (and something else, its a double major) with a chinese literature (or something like that) minor, either she'll give up the college or the Kung Fu, and she is pretty academically inclined.
And one is me, I'm not in school, just Kung Fu, I live with a Head Instructor, and he is a really good friend of mine, we're more like brothers than friends.

I'm the only person who is putting all of his future into being an instructor. As my roommate put it, "all eyes are you [me], [I'm] the only one."
That gave me the biggest confidence boost, I feel really great right now, but at the same time terrible because I miss class. I will stop missing class.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: öde on 03 Mar 2009, 04:47
I want to be a bartender after going out last night. Dude just played pool, chatted, and made up some nice drinks.

Also I think I might either go for a Computer Networking degree or do networking and security courses at college.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 03 Mar 2009, 04:56
Sorry guys, I love Back to the Future and all but every time you write "BttF2" I just can't help but auto-read it as "Butt Fuck 2".
Man, the third one was pretty shitty.

And in this kind of film, that can only be a good thing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Mar 2009, 05:04
networking and security

Ah, the fun you can have!  I just changed our domain password policy and forced everyone from the Professor down to change their password.  (The previous policy wasn't really good enough - certainly not to meet the requirements of the MHRA, the UK equivalent of the FDA, who oversee our clinical trials work.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 03 Mar 2009, 06:34
Oh, I forgot to mention, but my roommate and I found a notice that our gas was going to be turned off for non-payment. This confused the hell out of us because our apartment doesn't have anything that runs on gas.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 03 Mar 2009, 06:51
Oh, didn't you get the memo? With the increasing destruction of the world's forests, everyone has to pay to breathe now. You have five business days to honour your outstanding oxygen bill before your apartment is sealed air-tight. You will be billed for the use of any oxygen contained within the apartment at this time. Should you be trapped inside the apartment at the time of its sealing and die of asphyxiation, the company will notify your next of kin and will expect payment of any money still owing. Please note that if it becomes necessary to visit your apartment to remove any bodies post-sealing, a $100 inconvenience fee will be incurred.

If you have any questions about your outstanding bill, or wish to speak to a customer service representative, please call the number listed on your most recent oxygen bill. Thankyou!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 03 Mar 2009, 07:07
Wait, I thought McCain didn't win the election.
Obama promised us free oxygen!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Mar 2009, 09:18
So, there is a crazy lady/voo doo preistess on the bus this morning. Because I am lazy and don't feel like retyping the detail, here's the conversation between one of my best friends and me:
 
andlemonade: There is a crazy lady on the bus. Dressed in all African garb.
andlemonade: Spitting and talking about the devil
thedarkgodpookie: The white devil or the regular devil?
andlemonade: And saying "get that dog out of me...spitsnotspit that shaddy bastard thing spitsnotspitsnot get it out! Get it out! Get it out!.....brother jesus"
andlemonade: I'd assume just the regular devil. She hasn't said anything otherwise
andlemonade: And now she is humming loudly
andlemonade: I am pretty sure she is crazy
andlemonade: And now she is spittalking again


I'm only a slight bit concerned that she only started doing this when I got on the bus. I found my septum tusk, and have been wearing it again. So maybe the bone in my nose caused her to think I'm the devil? I've heard worse.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 03 Mar 2009, 12:27
I hate health insurance companies.

Why did it take a full month, three phone calls, a letter, and seven different representatives from two different companies (my insurance company and the company they contract with for some prescription claims) to tell me that I simply sent in the wrong set of prescription claim forms and that my prescription coverage isn't actually contracted through the other company?

So now they're mailing me the correct form (I don't have a fax machine), and then--hopefully!--if I don't fuck it up, I'll maybe get reimbursed for 80% of one $217 30-day supply of this stupid asthma medication.

Maybe.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 03 Mar 2009, 13:00
Dear guys,

So the other contestants on the show with me have pretty much unanimously voted me the favourite. I am pretty sure this was caused primarily by me playing "Hallelujah" as interpreted by Jeff Buckley, except on an old-ass acoustic instead of a reverbed-to-fuck Telecaster.

The guys on the show have been pretty disappointing. They're friendly, for sure, and everybody has great senses of humor, but in terms of competition, only the girls make me nervous. And only two or three of them make me nervous. It's kindof disappointing. I kindof want to watch my sister graduate in May, but if I get really far in the show, it'll not only fuck with those plans, it'll fuck with my plans to move to Alaska.

Bedtime.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Mar 2009, 15:40
Guys! I got an ugly orange delta-tone bass today! Its ugly and great and beautiful and I love it soooo much!

And I got a peavey amp!

(And I have a friend named Sara[without an H])
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 03 Mar 2009, 15:44
Pictures or it didn't happen.

Also, ugly orange basses are just badass by definition.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dazed on 03 Mar 2009, 15:49
Whoooooo
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 03 Mar 2009, 15:52
Some hella crap happened to me the last week with my university applications but I've finally made a big girl decision and I'm taking a course I don't really want but is at the better school. Lesser of two evils methinks. Also it'll give me a chance to get a transfer in the first semester, and I'll never forgive myself if I don't try that.

We'll see how this plays out in a few months, I guess.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Mar 2009, 16:17
Pictures or it didn't happen.

Also, ugly orange basses are just badass by definition.


I wish I could take some pictures of it, but sadly I'm posting from my phone, so no pictures.

But it is so badass I am pretty sure it breaks the laws of badassness.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Mar 2009, 18:28
Dear Blog Thread

So I've had my first alcoholic drink tonight with dinner.  It was....underwhelming.  I had a Sam Adam's, thinking it would be great after having seen so many commercials saying it was the king of beers, thinking it would provide a good taste.

It tasted like bad church communion wine.  My cousin told me to try her Blue Moon, but it just tasted like watered down Sam Adams.  Am I doing something wrong?


Desperately Demanding Drunk
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 03 Mar 2009, 18:37
Wait, is it your first ever alcoholic drink, or just your first with a meal? I'm confused!

Anyway do not expect to like beer the first time around. It took me a year of occasionally drinking beer to actually acquire a taste for it. Expect it to taste like dog-water for a while yet, but just keep at it if it's important to you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tweetles on 03 Mar 2009, 18:39
Beer really doesnt taste great at all. Start of with some kind of candy drink, way too easy to drink.
And Ive never really found alcohol taste great with food, but then i could be weird
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 03 Mar 2009, 18:46
Beer and wine matching is not very hard, and most of the time doesn't produce ridiculously noticeable results, but it really can add a nice synergy to a meal.

Oh ew I just said synergy

Dear Blog Thread,

Today was the day we got the bulk of  our liquor deliveries in to the hotel. We barely got enough to last us through a week, so there's still plenty to be ordered next week as well, but the grand total of todays deliveries was something like $AUS 600 000, which didn't included kegs of beer either. We had basically all the dudes on though and they're all stronger dudes with hella shoulders than me so they smashed it and I was reasonably helpful, but I'm fucking drained. The worst part was I don't have any shorts or workboots at the current place I'm living so I had to do it in jeans and sneakers. On the upside though, delivery shifts like this are great for just getting to know the dudes so I've managed to cut down a pretty big percentage of the people I was not really comfortable around yet.

Looking at my timetable for the opening week, I am getting shifts in the cocktail bar aw hell yeah

At the moment we will just be working from a really set cocktail list that we won't be able to deviate from, and we haven't gotten anything in that we didn't have before but we have a pretty good input as to what we want so I am gunning to get Amaretto Alexanders,  Rasberry Martinis and Negronis all put on the list once shit settles down.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Mar 2009, 19:10
Jesus. How often do we talk, especially about my alcoholism, and you didn't say anything to me about this. Pshaw.


Anyway, a lot of people don't like beer. And there are TONS of different kinds of beers out there. You just have to find out what works for you. I personally love wheat beer and German beers.

As for fruity drinks, rum/vodka and orange juice, vodka, mountain dew, and lemonade, vodka and lemonade, sparks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: The extra letter on 03 Mar 2009, 19:25
Dear Blog thread, I used clippers on my head and accidentally took a great big chunk out of my side levers. So I had to level them up.

Now I look really silly.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Mar 2009, 19:46
Oh man oh man I went from not knowing even where to start in Keiff's beer thread to buying kind of expensive yummy micros.

So my favorite pairing has been the Grey Goose Oatmeal Stout with a creamy chicken wild rice soup. So hearty! Then there's the Southampton Double White, which I added lemon to and would have been really good with fish. There's a coriander taste that makes your mouth feel kind of funky though. Then there's the Drop Top Amber Ale which is the single smoothest beer I have ever tasted--because they use milk sugar and honey malt they say. IN FACT I AM GOING OUT WITH LIZBIFF IN HALF AN HOUR TO MAYBE DRINK A BEER (FUCK YES) AND ALSO SEE GODDAMN ALAN SPARHAWK WHAT)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 03 Mar 2009, 19:49
The extra letter: Eat oatmeal.





Everybody just skip over the rest of this post because its just more of me bitching about my life.





I hate my job. A lot. There is nothing there that even makes me the slightest bit happy. I feel like I'm being picked on. I don't feel comfortable going in. And I don't know if I am actually being picked on, or if because I am so stressed out and so ready to just die already, that everytime someone says something to me I just hear insults. I don't know. I got off early tonight, and I have tomorrow off, and already I am fucking crying at the thought of going in on Thursday. Its pathetic. It shouldn't be like this.
And fuck. It's not my job. I know its not. Its my fucking life. I am so stressed out. I just need a break. I wish I could just disapear for awhile. I just want to stop exisiting. I don't want to be here anymore. I don't want to be alive. I am just ready for this to be over already.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 03 Mar 2009, 19:51
There are two approaches to appreciating alcohol. One is to start off on the obnoxious premixes, alco-pops and the like, and then move on to basic spirit mixers and entry level domestic beers, then slowly setting your tastes higher and higher and getting a feel for what you like.

I personally feel this is the  cowards way and developed an appreciation for alcohol by drinking the nastiest, cheapest beers, and the dodgiest liquors on the rocks. Once you know what a bad scotch tastes like without mixer, you can really appreciate what a good scotch tastes like, this applies to all spirits although don't try drinking gin by itself that is a pretty bad idea. Once you get a feel for basic spirits, feel free to move up to cocktails. Getting to cocktails only after I really developed my tastes for individual spirits basically left me enamoured with them for the rest of my life. Getting into Gin is pretty much just figuring out your favourite way to have a  Gordons Gin and Tonic (lemon or lime? Muddled, bruised or squeezed?) and then work up to better and better gins. Don't be afraid to try every method of how a G&T can be prepared when you start on a new gin. I find Gordons quite palatable if made right with muddled lemon, but Tanqueray is indisputably improved by squeezed lime. Eventually you might want to try a martini if it turns out you actually like Gin, and BAM. It's inside you like a disease.

Everyone is different though and you don't even need to learn to enjoy the taste of alcohol if you don't want. Plenty of people aren't willing to put in the time to force themselves to understand the subtleties of something and while I might call you a luddite for it, I'm equally guilty of the same thing when it comes to plenty of other aspects of life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 03 Mar 2009, 20:33
This is pretty much what I did.  I drank Milwaukee's Best Ice, Bud Light, and dozens of nameless handles of gutrot my first year of college.  Now I drink micros and Belgians and the occasional G&T, but I have to see the bottle being used before someone makes me one (or any mixed drink).  I have not really tried pairing beers with anything yet, though.  I haven't had the time or money to plan a meal like that in quite a while.
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Post by: celticgeek on 03 Mar 2009, 20:46
... but I have to see the bottle being used before someone makes me one (or any mixed drink). 

We once had some people from Ireland in our shop for a training program.  On their last night, we took them out for a big dinner.  Afterwards, one of the guys insisted that we should have Irish Coffee for dessert.  We all thought that this was good idea, but as the waiter was walking away, the Irishman commented that he hoped that they had "good Irish whiskey" for the drink.  When the waiter came back, he presented an unopened bottle of Bushmills Irish whiskey to the Irishman, for his approval, as a waiter would present a bottle of wine before opening it. 

And the Irish Coffee was excellent. 
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Post by: Hat on 03 Mar 2009, 20:51
The best way to really learn to pair beers and wines is to go to fancy restaurants that match your drinks to your meal for you. It can be a little bit harder to find a place that will match beers for you, but if you take note of the vintage, brand, and grapes used (for wine), and the type of beer (is it a lager or an ale? What sort of ale/lager is it? Is it a barley beer, a wheat beer, or something else? Is it dark and malty or light and fruity?) and take note across various meals as to why certain drinks seem to work best. It might take a while for you, I picked up rudimentary matching skills for beer working in a brew joint, but still have no idea how to really match wine apart from the red meat = red wine, white meat/seafood = white wine thing, which I have been assured is by no means a hard and fast rule.

So it will probably cost you a bit to learn this kind of stuff, but you will get some excellent meals out of it and you can apply it at home for excellent lady impression points. Wine is better for this of course, unless you know a girl who is pretty into beer.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 03 Mar 2009, 21:46
I'm mostly trying to avoid have someone pour me something with Rikaloff or Aristocrat or some other plastic bottled nonsense in it when I do that.  I don't drink a lot of liquor (read: maybe 2 mixed drinks this past year, I don't bother with unadulterated stuff because I have a very hard time not gagging), so it's not like it has to be fantastic, I just want to avoid drinking something that was originally green and may or may not have been fermented in a prison toilet.

As far as beer pairings go I have been hoping to experiment this summer.  The Brewer's Art is down the street from my school and they are apparently very good at that sort of thing, so I'm thinking of maybe harassing them for pointers.
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Post by: Patrick on 03 Mar 2009, 23:16
You know, I had the same attitude toward beer and other b00zez as Blue Kitty when I first started drinking. First thing I ever drank was a Klsch, and man, I hated it. And Klsch is a really easy beer to drink. I kept hating alcohol for a long while, and then suddenly my tastes had a massive 360 switch. Where I had once only enjoyed sugary-tasting stuff, I went on to enjoy the subtle differences between different brands of the same type of beer, and different types of beer. It's definitely an acquired taste.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Mar 2009, 23:21
I did drink one beer and Alan's and my eyes met at one point and it was during a Low song OH MY GOD
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Post by: Liz on 03 Mar 2009, 23:21
IN FACT I AM GOING OUT WITH LIZBIFF IN HALF AN HOUR TO MAYBE DRINK A BEER (FUCK YES) AND ALSO SEE GODDAMN ALAN SPARHAWK WHAT)

WHAT

(She did this.)

(It was fabulous.)
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Post by: Gilead on 03 Mar 2009, 23:42
Dear jerk thread. I am feeling really really down, and now I can't even order a pizza because there's no fucking places close enough to even deliver.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 03 Mar 2009, 23:43
Dude, I know!
Living in the Hills, while peaceful, kinda sucks, because you have to drive for miles to get close to civilization.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Mar 2009, 23:48
Dear jerk thread. I am feeling really really down, and now I can't even order a pizza because there's no fucking places close enough to even deliver.
I've actually found that eating really greasy stuff tends to worsen my moods.

Eat some yogurt or something. You've got yogurt in Oz, right?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Mar 2009, 00:51
Guys I'm really incredibly angry! I have no idea why either, I'm just full of rage. Right now it's taking a good portion of my resolve not to pick up the keyboard and just smash it through the monitor. The fact that I have no clue as to why I feel this way is only making me even more irrationally angry. This is a really terrible way to feel.
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Post by: tweetles on 04 Mar 2009, 01:20
Damn that sucks, have you tried going for a run or something? when I get all agro I like to beat the crap out of my bed or couch with my pillow. You get rid of that violent energy without doing any damage.

I just cooked a big mean feed, and now im not hungry in the slightest. tear.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 04 Mar 2009, 01:25
Jimmy Squid, I am sorry you are angry. I hate to be the guy quoting a Star Wars book, but I've found this advice has really helped me a bunch of times in life:

"Every feeling has a root. It could be coming from any number of sources. One has to consider the emotional basis, the physical basis, the mental, psychological, even physiological basis. How are you feeling? Have you been getting enough sleep? Did you see/hear/read something that could have triggered it? How are your relationships with people right now? Could it be something in your body chemistry/hormonal cycle (men can often have their own)?"

I'm bad at explaining these things, but like... it could be any number of things. And while right now the irrational nature of it just makes it worse, it usually helps me to stop and consider every possible explanation.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 04 Mar 2009, 01:28
I am still continually surprised at the fact that my coworker cannot do the simplest of tasks related to our computer system. Sometimes I wonder how she was able to do the night audit before I got this job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 04 Mar 2009, 03:52
but still have no idea how to really match wine apart from the red meat = red wine, white meat/seafood = white wine thing, which I have been assured is by no means a hard and fast rule.
Also, remember that having red wine with fish makes you a communist.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 04 Mar 2009, 05:09
Jimmy, I think maybe your body is just restless. I'd say go for a good run, punch the fuck out of a pillow, do 500 pushups, any strenuous physical activity. I get the same way if I haven't gotten outside for a while or done something physical.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Mar 2009, 06:59
I got a 0 on yet another pre-calculus quiz.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 04 Mar 2009, 07:13
Dear blgg thrd.

It's vacation this entire week, and all I do is sitting at home writing and writing and writing. My own fault for waiting till the last minute to write this paper, but still, damn it's boring. I make up for the boringness by writing the paper as if I was the guru on theatre in town. I'm pretentious as hell. Hopefully, it scorez gradez.


Jens, are Oslo opperating with an entirely different grading system than we do, or did you get 6 on the paper and the poster?

I guess media is pretty much the same as drama. You don't get good grades for making something good, you get good grades for making something weird and then writing a paper about it where you tell the teacher exactly how it's deep and fills all the teaching goals.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 04 Mar 2009, 07:55
Jens, Lens Flare
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 04 Mar 2009, 10:27
Jimmy Squid, I am sorry you are angry. I hate to be the guy quoting a Star Wars book, but I've found this advice has really helped me a bunch of times in life:

"Every feeling has a root. It could be coming from any number of sources. One has to consider the emotional basis, the physical basis, the mental, psychological, even physiological basis. How are you feeling? Have you been getting enough sleep? Did you see/hear/read something that could have triggered it? How are your relationships with people right now? Could it be something in your body chemistry/hormonal cycle (men can often have their own)?"

I'm bad at explaining these things, but like... it could be any number of things. And while right now the irrational nature of it just makes it worse, it usually helps me to stop and consider every possible explanation.
That's not Star Wars, that's REBT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_therapy). And it works, mostly, if you're the sort whose emotions don't run roughshod over your entire mind.

Also,
Jimmy, I think maybe your body is just restless. I'd say go for a good run, punch the fuck out of a pillow, do 500 pushups, any strenuous physical activity. I get the same way if I haven't gotten outside for a while or done something physical.
I don't have the data in front of me but I'm certain that I've read studies showing no real therapeutic value to "letting your anger out", specifically through violent sorts of behavior ala punching an inanimate object. I'm fairly certain they showed an increase in anger. Exercise, I don't know. The sorts of neurochemical activity that goes in with exercise could come into play, theoretically. But unless not exercising is the source of your anger I wouldn't think that "channeling" it towards productive ends really addresses the problem in the medium or long term.

*edit - Just my good luck that this blog post on the subject would be published today (http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/happinessproject/)!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Kylos on 04 Mar 2009, 12:49
My purse has gone missing.
This means I cannot go out for my friend's birthday tonight, nor see another friend tomorrow who lives quite far away, or do anything to do with money at all. I have no food in my cupboards, and will run out of cigarettes in the next few hours.

God damn.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 04 Mar 2009, 12:58
I don't have the data in front of me but I'm certain that I've read studies showing no real therapeutic value to "letting your anger out", specifically through violent sorts of behavior ala punching an inanimate object. I'm fairly certain they showed an increase in anger. Exercise, I don't know. The sorts of neurochemical activity that goes in with exercise could come into play, theoretically.

Eh, the 'punching a pillow' was just there 'cause I couldn't think of any other form of exercise on the fly. I do know that exercise causes your brain to release endorphins, and even if that doesn't work, it might tucker you out enough to where you can sleep off your bad funk. Usually, when I run my anger away, one of the two happens. Other times, I figure out what was upsetting me and then I can fix it, or I think of something or see something that cheers me up.

Purely anecdotal though. I'd love to see any of that Sciency Stuff if you rediscover it.

Dear blog thread,

Today, I became comfortable with the thought that I will probably outlast more than half of the singing-focused contestants on the show. Then again, I am wicked camera-shy, so I might get booted off sooner than I think. Whatever the case, I can outsing most of them, and I am not a very confident person when it comes to performing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Mar 2009, 13:58
So I've been working like a... worker, and if I was working tonight then that would make a nine-day run. But I'm not, which makes that sentence marginally less impressive.

Yesterday was pretty fun, I went to a german conference with my A level class and spent the whole day listening to two german people talking about basically everything. It was awesome to realise how I could understand every word, but listening to some of the other attendees talking (I didn't) I also realised that although I'm much better at speaking german than the other two girls in my class, that is only comparative and I'm not actually any good.

But problems started when we tried to get home, because I had to work at 6.30 so we sprinted for the 4.05 train. Caught it fine, and made the first connection, but we got held up for twenty minutes while they took photos of the door. What the hell, guys. So we missed the other connection and I was a half hour late to work. I was majorly stressed because I've never been late to work before but it was fine, they had someone cover for me (first night on the kiosk!) and then it was all ok.

Ooh funny story before I stop filling the thread with vacuous nonsense: when I arrived at work, the lottery machine wasn't working. It didn't recognise that the printer was attached, so it simply would not do anything. Someone came and helped me pull wires out and press buttons in a sporadic manner and eventually the printer reconnected... but then everything was inexplicably in Welsh. Even though we live in the welsh borders it's surprising how few people speak enough welsh to read error messages on a lottery machine (it's not surprising at all, no one speaks welsh). So we had to reset it. Therefore for half the evening, the machine was broken, and the other half it was welsh, and I can't decide which was worse.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 04 Mar 2009, 15:29
Guys, today I snapped at the awful coworker and now I think she realizes that I hate her. This is a Good Thing. Maybe it will help her also realize that she is an incompetent buffoon.

One of my favorite coworkers is in Puerto Rico right now and I am jealous. I want to go someplace warm with lots of sunshine.

Also, a (different) boy asked me to go to some bar to see him play bass and drums on a gameboy (seriously, this is nerdcore awesome) and he got excited when I said I would go. He is cute, so I am excited that he's excited!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Mar 2009, 16:13
Dudes it is ok! I figured out why I am full of rage!

It turns out I'm just generally unhappy with my life!

I didn't get into uni this year and hence pretty much everyone around me (girlfriend, brother, parents et al.) is kinda disappointed in me and I am as well. I'm vaguely worried about my job since while I am assured that I am doing ok by my immediate superiors I can't help but feel that I am not really performing up to standard and I really don't want to lose this job as it is entirely bearable and I need the money. I need to find someone to move into the third bedroom of my house but the only person my housemate and I know is a friend of his that I really cannot stand because she is a loud, obnoxious moron. Also I am totally crushing on this girl I work with which is really irritating me because I generally don't feel much about people who are not my girlfriend. It doesn't strike me as particularly significant it's just slightly bothersome that I'm feeling guilty about flirting with the girl.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 04 Mar 2009, 16:16
Blag!

The past few days have been busy.

+ I talked to people and didn't say anything ridiculously stupid!
+ My classes sound interesting.
+ My Auslan (Australian Sign Language) Lecturer is deaf and has a translator, but is also really awesome.
+ I don't have uni again until Tuesday, so I can relax a little today.

- Oh god there were so many 2-hour blocks yesterday and my mind wandered about halfway through them all
- Oh god I have so many assignments and readings to do and I don't have the textbooks and some are due really close together and I will crash and burn and fail everything because I am a lazy, lazy person.
- 11am - 6pm with an hours break in there is an awful long day, then I went and sat around listening to music I don't overly like.
- The girl I know from high school doing the exact same degree as I am is in most of my classes and doesn't want to acknowledge my existence. I didn't really like her all that much but I didn't think I did anything that would make her want to pointedly ignore me, so I am confused.
- The curry I had for dinner last night was underwhelming at best. I miss Sydney curry.

Today I figured I would sleep in and relax for a bit before doing more work on my room. I got up at 9, cleaned out three drawers in the bathroom of all the old makeup in them and put my toiletries in there, tidied up my room some, then unpacked a blanket box full of records, helped move it and a china cabinet and it was only 10:36 by the time I decided to come online and I still have the rest of the day to fill. I am so tired already.
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Post by: Liz on 04 Mar 2009, 16:34
Also, a (different) boy asked me to go to some bar to see him play bass and drums on a gameboy (seriously, this is nerdcore awesome) and he got excited when I said I would go. He is cute, so I am excited that he's excited!

This. This needs to happen to me. I want cute nerdy boys to ask me on sort-of dates.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cernunnos on 04 Mar 2009, 17:19
Blog thread,

I am studying sculpture at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Our space is a cavernous open cathedral of a factory floor in an old ford production facility. It's a big space with one wall entirely made of windows bottom to top, 26 feet up. Anyhow, two days ago a  kestrel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Kestrel) got inside. He(she?) proceeded to ram into the windows periodically as he got his bearings in this new interior space, and naturally would not come down to be let out the openable windows. So, we had to catch him some other way. At the suggestion of a local wildlife expert, our professor constructed a cage to hold mice. onto the outside of this cage, we tied dozens of small lassos of twelve pound test fishing line. The idea was after a day or two of no food in the sculpture department, the bird would dive down to ground level to attack the mice we acquired and be snared. Well, early this morning, we (my professor, the technical assistant, a facilities guy and myself) watched and waited while hiding perfectly still as the diminuitive falcon sized up its prey. Sure enough, the bird  came down and tried to get the mice through the cage and got its leg trapped in one of the snares. It was pretty awesome.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2009, 17:31
I love my bass!!!

I love it! I plugged it in, and pulled a string, and I literally squeed at the awesome sound it makes. I love it sooo much! And when I started playing Primus came on! This is obviously a sign.




(Either meaning I should quit because I will nearly as good as Les Claypool ever[because he is pretty much the best ever] or that the bass gods are smiling down on me, and I should continue.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 04 Mar 2009, 17:33
the diminuitive falcon sized up its prey

Ooh, did it hover over the box?

Actually probably not, I think they need wind to lean into so they can hover and presumably inside the building wasn't very windy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 04 Mar 2009, 17:37
@Emaline:  All people with ugly badass orange basses should continue.

 :angel:  :angel:  - bass gods smiling at you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2009, 18:09
I just got a call from a guy who used to offer me graphic design jobs, and he wants to pay me to draw all over this basement!


And two out of four places I went to get jobs were pretty excited about my interest! I might be able to get a new job afterall!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 04 Mar 2009, 18:12
Dear Blog thread,

I played the Pianner as a younger me, but I never really took to it.

I want to play the Guitar. But I don't know how I'm going to go about it.

Discu- oops, I mean. Thanks for reading.
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Post by: celticgeek on 04 Mar 2009, 18:12
@Emaline:

See, the bass (and art) gods are smiling on you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cernunnos on 04 Mar 2009, 18:43
Ooh, did it hover over the box?

Actually probably not, I think they need wind to lean into so they can hover and presumably inside the building wasn't very windy.

Nah, it made one swoop overhead to check it out. where I was hiding i couldn't see the trap, however, so I didn't see the real action. I was trying to stay out of the way.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 04 Mar 2009, 20:38
I gave blood today! I missed two classes and lunch to do it, but it was good times. I donated red blood cells, and there was this machine that drew my blood, filtered it, and pumped back everything else. It took forty-five minutes to finish up.
I ate so many Oreos, you guys. So many Oreos.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 04 Mar 2009, 21:18
I got a 6 on both. And yeah it's pretty much the same, though what we have to make isn't so much "weird" as "shit". Weird can work well, but my teachers are ridiculously hung up on Photoshop being the entire future of design work, so anything that isn't overdone to hell "displays a lack of technical skill". You can't make something sleek and elegant, it has to be almost baroque to fill their standards. All last semester I made things I thought was good, but my teachers hated most of it - this time I decided just to make the ugliest most terrible poster ever and I scored a 6. Looks like I'll be making awful things until I graduate.


Pretend you're Zack Snyder.
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Post by: KvP on 04 Mar 2009, 21:31
And... be... terrible?
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Post by: Spluff on 04 Mar 2009, 21:34
Turns out the after effects of going on rides all day are similar to a hangover. Huh.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2009, 22:34
@Emaline:

See, the bass (and art) gods are smiling on you.


I hope. And I hope the job finding gods start sending me good luck soon.




I just finished this awesome as hell squid painting on some wrapping paper for my friend, and its great and I love it, and man today has been an awesome day.

And man my wrapping paper looks fucking awesome! God I love art. Oh my god I feel fucking great about myself now! Its so beautiful and awesome and great and fuck I love it!

Now if I can just convince my friend to come over to I can give him his stuff...
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 04 Mar 2009, 22:53
I just finished stage one of reorganising my music folder. That is to say, that all albums are now in Artist folders.
It took me 8 goddamned hours. I still need to go and retag files for consistency (omg is it "Belle & Sebastian" or "Belle and Sebastian").

What the fuck why did i decide to do this.
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Post by: Gilead on 04 Mar 2009, 23:05
Tonight I need to construct a story in 9 photographs with a polaroid camera. Guess how many shots I get to get it right?
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Post by: Ozymandias on 04 Mar 2009, 23:10
Take 5 photographs of your dick becoming erect, 3 of your hand in different positions on it, then the 9th of it ejaculating.

Make the title "Art".
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Post by: Gilead on 04 Mar 2009, 23:18
There is no way you have ulterior motives for this.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 04 Mar 2009, 23:39
True story:
I once tried to get my friends to take pictures of their various bits(tits, penis, vag, etc) with my polaroid to use the pictures as bookmarks. I thought it was a great idea, and I was totally excited about it. And then I told my friends about it. No one would do it.

I even offered to do it first, and we could trade them. Like trading cards. But still no one was down for it. My friends are lame.
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Post by: Jace on 05 Mar 2009, 00:12
11pm   Get to work
11:00-12:00   Check ins and begin work on posting no shows
12am   Post no shows, keep checking in guests who arrive late
12:20-1:00   Put in order for food
1am   Keep posting no shows
1:15   Check EFOL/PFOL, add EFOL/PFOL codes
2am   Call security or guest services to cover while I eat lunch
   See if I can run H.S.I
2:30   Run H.S.I
3am   Eat food, it is now luke warm and crispy from sitting under the heat lamp since ~1am, other departments were busy and couldn't cover
3:00-3:30   Be called out to the front once or twice because a guest is there and security/guest services can't help them
3:30-3:45   Finish eating cold food, go back out front, Run the audit
4am   Wait for part 2 to finish, log back into lightspeed and start checking out guests
4:15-4:30   Folios start printing after audit is done. Call security to have them deliver folios
4:25-4:45   Security makes it to the front desk to pick up folios
5am   Guests start checking out, don't have folios, I fill out reports
5:15   Run RealVu, stopping a few times when guests are checking out.
5:45-6:00   Go over notes for previous night, see if I need to send emails out
6am   Wait for morning shift to get in.

7am   Leave


Welcome to what I do at work, and yet they think that having only one person working is okay.
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Post by: MrBlu on 05 Mar 2009, 00:12
:|


Wait, what?





















































They WOULDN'T do it?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 05 Mar 2009, 00:15
Dear everybody,

Look at the lyrics for the songs I have to sing for Star Academy (my Albanian Idol thing).

http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/sunrise_avenue_lyrics_13615/on_the_way_to_wonderland_lyrics_41123/fairytale_gone_bad_lyrics_445040.html

http://www.asklyrics.com/display/Reamonn/Supergirl_Lyrics/171107.htm

This is what I'm doing with my life. This is the sole reason I am on the side of the planet opposite the one my girlfriend is on. This is what I am potentially sacrificing my sister's university graduation ceremony for this May, if I get that far in the competition.

Maybe I should just kill myself so that the humiliation doesn't get the satisfaction.

Love,
Me
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 05 Mar 2009, 00:37
How much money are you getting?

If the answer is "not enough" just leave.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 05 Mar 2009, 00:53
I am not getting paid shit.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Mar 2009, 01:01
You've ruined your life.
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Post by: Inlander on 05 Mar 2009, 01:10
On the plus side, make it onto Albanian T.V. singing an awful song and you might become a YouTube phenomenon for a week or so!
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Post by: Spluff on 05 Mar 2009, 01:13
We'll make sure of it.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Mar 2009, 01:14
Hey wait, guys. Patrick is about to be a momentary TV star.

We have lots of embarrassing pictures of him, right? Prepare to send them to Albanian tabloids.
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Post by: Inlander on 05 Mar 2009, 01:15
I can't read Albanian. How do I tell which ones are the tabloids?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Mar 2009, 01:25
Send them to all the papers just to make sure.

Patrick, I really don't see what you are complaining about. I mean, if I got the opportunity to go on live television and sing "there's no more rabbits in my hat to make things right" then I would be elated. Elated. I think you just need to swallow all your pride and leave the mess behind. As for the girlfriend, don't worry about her. You can see in her eyes that no one is her chi, she's your girl your supergirl.

Blog thread, I had completely forgotten but today is World Book Day and I'm supposed to be having my photo taken for the paper at lunchtime. I have not brought my hairbrush and I washed my hair this morning so it looks like a rat's nest. Blah.
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Post by: negative creep on 05 Mar 2009, 02:00
dear block tret

why am i always making out with this one girl, who is the only person who might give me the number of bookstore girl (tm)? why does this always happen to me? god damn.

seriously, I demand answers! fuck!
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Post by: snalin on 05 Mar 2009, 03:56
(omg is it "Belle & Sebastian" or "Belle and Sebastian")

This is why I hate Belle and Sebastian.

(I don't really hate Belle and Sebastian)


Yesterday I was hanging out with some friends at a coffee shop. We are probably the whites guys ever.  On the tables next to us, there's a bunch of black guys (like Somalia black). They start making jokes about how they are afraid that me and my friends are Muslim terrorists who would blow them up. One of my friends has a beard and a scarf, and they went on about how his beard were a Muslim beard and his scarf really was a turban. It pretty much made my day. This is why racists are wrong; people from Africa is pretty awesome.
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Post by: Jace on 05 Mar 2009, 04:03
I have decided that I hate my job even though I am only a few months into it.
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Post by: Jace on 05 Mar 2009, 05:06
University of/in Oslo.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Mar 2009, 05:20
Yeah dude Uni is pretty great. Pretty different to school, in a good way.

I just read a website about grouse (the bird). Not sure why I did this instead of sleeping, which is what I should usually be doing at this time.

"The spruce grouse is also called the fool hen because it is easily caught."

Sucker.
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Post by: Inlander on 05 Mar 2009, 05:31
Man why the hell did I assume that the reason it was called the fool hen was going to be because it got easily suckered into bad relationships with lady grouses.

I think it's because (A) it's late, and (B) seeing the word "hen" automatically got my mind thinking of female birds.
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Post by: Metope on 05 Mar 2009, 07:20
Actually literature at Oslo is very popular, in my lit class there is a lot more than 3 people, so I have no idea why the attendance at that lecture was so low. There are way more girls than guys anyway so I guess that's actually even better seen from a guy's perspective though.

(The few guys in the class are way cute, which makes up for it for my part)

Also, I hope you decide on UiO Jens, because then we can HAVE COFFEE TOGETHER EVERY SINGLE DAY, ISN'T THAT GREAT?
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Post by: Jace on 05 Mar 2009, 07:26
I've decided not to go to UiO.
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Post by: valley_parade on 05 Mar 2009, 08:02
Dear Frog Bed,

I actually slept through the night last night! Sure, I was up 5 minutes before my alarm, but that's normal. No waking up at 2:30 or 3:00!
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Post by: Reed on 05 Mar 2009, 08:08
I just found out that my advisor wants me to teach the lab for this summer's general micro course. The only problem is that the first summer session is only 3 weeks, and last summer when I taught it during the 6 week summer session for him we had a hard enough time getting through all of the labs. I like the summer sessions because you get to know your students better when you spend a few hours a day with them 4 days a week, but this is going to be a whole fuckton of work. I will most likely wind up grading 3 or 4 lab reports/night.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 05 Mar 2009, 08:09
Dear Blog:

I'm pretty sure I saw the QC internet in public Tuesday (aka allison) when I went to go and advanced screening of Watchmen. I didn't wanna say anything though because she was with her boyyyyy. Also: Watchmen movie = amazing.
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Post by: Patrick on 05 Mar 2009, 08:26
I can't read Albanian. How do I tell which ones are the tabloids?

Send it to Spektr, it's the lifestyle/gossip magazine. Bonus points since my mom was in it a few months ago. Keeping it all in the family.
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Post by: Christophe on 05 Mar 2009, 10:33
Dear Blog Thread,

When did working out stop feeling like crap and start making me feel awesome? I hit the elliptical for an hour on Tuesday, and today I did 20 minutes on a recumbent bike and 20 on the elliptical, as well as about ten minutes or so on one of the exercise machines.

Man I feel awesome.
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Post by: negative creep on 05 Mar 2009, 10:35
I am surprised my post of a few hours ago is actually readable.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 05 Mar 2009, 10:38
Also: Watchmen movie = amazing.

finally, a review from a source i trust. this is very good news.
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Post by: Metope on 05 Mar 2009, 10:45
Yeah i am pretty much set on UiO now. I really liked it. I guess the low attendance could be because it was a pretty early lecture?

COFFEE EVERY DAY I TELL YOU
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 05 Mar 2009, 11:00
Also: Watchmen movie = amazing.

finally, a review from a source i trust. this is very good news.

Trust me, I was seeing it with the harshest critic of all too, and even he was really happy with it.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 05 Mar 2009, 11:06
excellent! i am so excited for tomorrow!

not only will i get to go see Watchmen, but i should be getting my tax return and a paycheck so i will be rich as fuck! booyah!
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Post by: öde on 05 Mar 2009, 12:55
So the government have apparently paid for me to get drunk tonight and see Watchmen tomorrow. Woo!
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Post by: Patrick on 05 Mar 2009, 13:50
words that are irrelevant to what I am about to say

Dude did my Secret Santa package ever arrive? I am getting really upset with the post.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Mar 2009, 13:53
My secret santa parcel never came :( I think someone stole it.
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Post by: Krina on 05 Mar 2009, 14:26
I barely go out and socialize these days, but whenever I do I meet the nicest people and get asked out. Today my friend dragged me to the pub because there was a gathering for another friend's birthday. I stayed for 40 minutes, and in that space I got approached by not one, but TWO handsome strangers. #1 is a guy named Tim who is on the same course as I am, and I'll have lunch with him next week and then we'll go to the pool together. After we had made the arrangements, I just sat there and stared into space for some time, a little disoriented and confused (this not due to alcohol), and a very pretty, red-haired girl came up to me and introduced herself and asked me out for a drink. I have no idea how this is happening, but I must be doing something right - I like it!
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Post by: sean on 05 Mar 2009, 15:15
apparently i have been suspended from work for a week for no apparent reason.

fuck.
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Post by: Lines on 05 Mar 2009, 19:14
Today I got a text message from my manager (I was off today) that said, "We miss you Lindsey. Check out Vibram.com." I did it just now and I must say what odd shoes that website has. Also, this appears to be what happens when people get bored at work. I'm not sure how she heard about it, unless one of the designers or a person who buys the shoes came in today. I will find out in the morning, I guess.

I'm just glad we don't listen to the radio much anymore, because on my off days it was normal for me to receive a call with nothing but Come On Eileen playing. (My manager hates that song and it always gets played. Always.) My job is so silly, I love it.
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Post by: Reed on 05 Mar 2009, 19:25
You live in New England, right Linds? What the fuck is the obsession with that song here? I really don't get it.

Anyways...blog thread,
I was worried about where I would live after may when my lease ends, but I found out that one of my friends from the department has a lease that is ending the same day as mine, so we shall be roommates, which (hopefully) will be a good time. I just hope he doesn't mind a near constant cloud of pot smoke eminating from my room since I know he doesn't smoke. Oh well, his problem, not mine.
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Post by: Liz on 05 Mar 2009, 20:15
Linds is from O hai o. But close, I guess.

BLOG THREAD.

I went to swing dance night and danced with a cute boy but I was lame and didn't even ask him his name.

I am so dumb.
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Post by: Reed on 05 Mar 2009, 20:16
I guess I suck at QC geography. Oh well.
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Post by: MrBlu on 05 Mar 2009, 20:27
Linds is from O hai o. But close, I guess.

BLOG THREAD.

I went to swing dance night and danced with a cute boy but I was lame and didn't even ask him his name.

I am so dumb.
It sucks when the reverse happens to me.
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Post by: ruyi on 05 Mar 2009, 20:51
So, after this weekend, I realized I might be depressed? It took a couple of outside perspectives for me to realize it though. It feels weird because I guess I always expected I'd be able to like...tell, if it ever happened. Now I'm not sure what I should do about it, or if I even can do anything about it. I mean, I have outlets for dealing with shit, and I have the ear of good friends and relatives I trust, which has proven invaluable. But I can't just take an open-ended break from school right now and there are certain issues I can't just make go away and ugh.

Bleh, I don't know. Everything that's been going on has made me feel real tired.

On the upside, I bought some really nice brie and sourdough rye today. Good cheese is kind of amazing, I think I'm going to start paying more attention to it.
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Post by: tania on 05 Mar 2009, 20:57
after i wrote my police midterm today i realized this was the last midterm i would ever have to write for my undergrad! maybe even the last midterm of my life! awesome!

to celebrate, i sat in the bath with a bowl of life cereal and watched battlestar galactica. don't try to tell me i am not classy.
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Post by: tommydski on 05 Mar 2009, 21:12
Bleh, I don't know. Everything that's been going on has made me feel real tired.

I'm the last person to give anyone advice but I think that anyone who is even moderately aware of the suffering which is manifest on this planet and never ever gets down about it must be an idiot.

Almost as much of an idiot as someone who allows it to then consume their life.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Mar 2009, 21:12
Bah. I can't march in the Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras parade on my housemate's float because I have to record some stuff for a Uni assignment. I'm kinda bummed about this, as I was looking forward to it.

I will however still be able to watch the parade and drink in the park (I'm classy like that, yo), so I guess it's not all bad.
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Post by: Slick on 05 Mar 2009, 21:16
A year and a half ago I took a break from school, taught myself to bake, and got a job at a place I thought was really cool. I ate delicious breads, cheeses, and smoked meats through the winter and had red wine if I had an extra twenty dollar bill sitting in my pocket. I think I may have been happy then. I cultured my own sourdough. I had many zany run-ins with life. Things seemed OK.
Now I am in my sixth consecutive month of classes, with six more to go before my degree is done. That is only odd for me because for the past four and a half years I have been switching up lifestyles every four months with school and co-op and life exploring. I think I feel kind of unhappy now, but that is probably just because I've been letting myself slide. All of my unhappiness is traceable back to things I have and have not been doing. I need to remember to make myself happy most days.
I hate feeling tired of life all the time.

Any good rye bread should be a sourdough bread. I don't like when people are full of shit and tell everyone 'the way' things should be done (see: fried chicken, corn bread, pizza, spaghetti sauce), but any good rye bread should be made with a sour culture for certain reasons to do with the harshness of the flour.
I learned that a year or so ago through some reading and some experimentation.
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Mar 2009, 21:41
James, you should totally come hang out with me right now because I am feeling totally awesome and great and man music is awesome plus we could read and stuff and snuggle maybe and man that'd be great.

Guys, what the world needs is more comic books seriously.
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Post by: Slick on 05 Mar 2009, 22:28
This place is not rewarding for me? I find myself walking in circles of things that might amuse or entertain me? After spending a good long 40 -odd hours of being productive with only three hours of sleep in there, it feels like I could be doing so much more with my life than indulging my desires. I need to indulge in my craving to build and shape something.
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Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 05 Mar 2009, 22:42
So, after this weekend, I realized I might be depressed? It took a couple of outside perspectives for me to realize it though. It feels weird because I guess I always expected I'd be able to like...tell, if it ever happened. Now I'm not sure what I should do about it, or if I even can do anything about it.

Bleh, I don't know. Everything that's been going on has made me feel real tired.

On the upside, I bought some really nice brie and sourdough rye today. Good cheese is kind of amazing, I think I'm going to start paying more attention to it.

Unless a major event is a catalyst, depression often creeps up unexpectedly.  Most people don't see it coming.  The fact that you still enjoy food is a good sign.  When depression gets bad, many people either lose their appetites or eat compulsively without pleasure.  With that said, a lot of colleges offer free counseling services, and I think they are worth taking advantage of.   


So blog thread, I have not slept properly in almost two weeks.  I'm averaging three or four hours a night.  It is ridiculous and my eyes are so sunken with dark circles that it looks like I've been punched in the face.  I swapped wine for herbal tea, read boring books for an hour before an appropriate bedtime, and none of it worked.  All I can manage is a few hours of really fucked up awful dreams.  Last night I dreamt that my cat chewed off his own toe and bled all over.  It was terrifying and I woke up almost crying.  I think I should maybe seek help.
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Post by: ruyi on 05 Mar 2009, 22:50
Ughhh I have actually been eating compulsively. I have been eating for like hours at a time? It's pretty bad.

Those dreams don't sound like fun at all though / : I would definitely seek help for that, sleep is really important for your physical health as well too.

Bleh, I don't know. Everything that's been going on has made me feel real tired.

I'm the last person to give anyone advice but I think that anyone who is even moderately aware of the suffering which is manifest on this planet and never ever gets down about it must be an idiot.

Almost as much of an idiot as someone who allows it to then consume their life.


I'm not sure if you were directing this at me but I wasn't even referring to stuff going on in the world, just regular my-life stuff. Which I know is pretty small potatoes.
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Post by: tommydski on 05 Mar 2009, 22:54
It's all related. It's not always apparent but every little thing is interconnected. Your part of the world is no smaller than anyone else's.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 05 Mar 2009, 23:02
Man... this blog thread has really given a weird glimpse into some people's lives...

I'm still pretty new around here, so I don't actually know that many of you that well. But it seems like every day I come in here and find you guys talking about or doing something so cool that I am just amazed. And you are all genuinely nice, nutty (in a good way), and all-around mind-blowingly awesome. Please do not think I am just talking about the big group of "regulars" either, almost everyone who has posted in this thread in the past few weeks has really impressed me.

But man you guys, like Slick, and DBR, and especially Emaline, I just read about your lives and am slightly dumbfounded. You are some of coolest people to listen to. And you just have SO MUCH crap in your lives. You do not deserve it. I can't really explain it but every time I read your stuff I can't help but think that such cruddy stuff should not happen to such great people. And I know, I'm sure you'd all say you're just human and nothing special. But you impress me, and that's what counts (for me at least). Part of me is sad that the world would let some of this stuff happen. But the fact that you can still be so cool really gives me a nice feeling.

I'm sorry to gush over everyone. But I'm procrastinating a Philosophy paper, and this has been in my mind for a while now. I guess I just wanted you to know that other people are reading this, and wondering about your lives and hoping you're doing ok and really thinking about you, even if we don't know you (did that come off as creepy?).
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Post by: Patrick on 06 Mar 2009, 00:11
I've always loved a good story myself. The blog thread, in the various incarnations it has seen, has been a great source.

Dear blog thread,

I am feeling pretty bad for one of my fellow contestants, a girl named Xhosefin. She's a really nice girl, she's got an amazing voice, and she's got musical sense that I'd love to see in some of the musicians I've played with in the last couple of years. But the poor girl has been having a lot of trouble with the song she's supposed to sing ("If I Were A Boy" by Beyonce) because her sense of timing is way underdeveloped. As a result, she'll start singing before she's supposed to, or she'll be a measure late. The worst part is that she knows just how badly she's screwing up, but only catches herself when it's too late. And it frustrates the SHIT out of her.

I'm going to try and help her today when we have some downtime. She's doing better than this one guy named Deshamiri (he has the same timing problem but worse, and he is absolutely tone-deaf without any musical sense whatsoever), so maybe there'll be time to help save her from the voters' chopping block. After all, I've made friends with her, so I'd like to see her stick around a while. I kindof owe her one, too, since she's sortof volunteered to be an interpreter for me just so I can understand what's going on (my Albanian is really not amazing). We'll see how things carry on.

Other than that, yesterday was pretty uneventful. Ran into a friend of a friend, who was way more excited to see me than anybody else I've run into in a long time. Turns out she goes to the school that the TV station has partially transformed into a studio for us. It was nice to have somebody to talk to who I could understand. That has been really getting me down.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Mar 2009, 00:36
I just poured Kahlua over my vanilla icecream and it is in no way as awesome as I expected it to be.
Also I went wandering this afternoon and ended up in the awesome shopping strip through Paddington and ended up buying a pair of bright red pointy flats, a raspberry crochet beret, and a black and white checked button-down shirt for $32 all together. I win at shopping!
 
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Post by: Jace on 06 Mar 2009, 01:13
Mmm, eating fish and chips. Work isn't all bad.
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Post by: KvP on 06 Mar 2009, 03:23
So, after this weekend, I realized I might be depressed? It took a couple of outside perspectives for me to realize it though. It feels weird because I guess I always expected I'd be able to like...tell, if it ever happened. Now I'm not sure what I should do about it, or if I even can do anything about it. I mean, I have outlets for dealing with shit, and I have the ear of good friends and relatives I trust, which has proven invaluable. But I can't just take an open-ended break from school right now and there are certain issues I can't just make go away and ugh.

Bleh, I don't know. Everything that's been going on has made me feel real tired.
I can only provide my own perspective on this as someone who's experienced depression on and off for as long as I can remember. I'll organize my thoughts as best I can.

If you're comfortable providing it, some additional information could be useful in assessing how to approach your problem. Specifically do you think you have been depressed in the past and have not realized it? Or is this a new thing? It's possible you don't have a chronic problem, which would be something to be thankful for.

Just general advice that I would give is, one, your feelings of depression will pass, eventually. Which isn't to say they might not return at some later date, but I have found that it is useful to some extent to realize that the bad feelings will not persist indefinitely. I know personally that when you are depressed it is difficult to really get a handle on this - it's hard to be patient when you're in pain - but part of the feedback loop of depression for me is this fear that... the negative feelings are tied up into who I am? And I panic because of that fear. Thinking back to a time at which I was at an even keel reminds me that I'm capable of not being in this shitty state and allows me to look forward to that.

That your day-to-day life is "small potatoes" shouldn't be of importance to you. Recognizing that other people have things worse than you does those other people no good, so why bother worrying about that? You have a right to your feelings. Your depression isn't something you did, it's not a rational thing you can control (not that you are completely helpless, but neither are you supremely powerful in this). You shouldn't feel guilty about it.

At the worst points in my life, which were fairly recent, I found that self-actuated cognitive therapy worked fairly well. Try to identify the sources of your depression, the thoughts or ideas that trigger it, and write out rebukes to those thoughts and ideas. This is basic Stuart Smalley self-help crap, and while it feels silly, I've found that it has actually worked. I've come to believe things about myself (namely that I have worth) that I never would have bought a year or 10 years or 15 years ago. You can train yourself to think in a way that helps you resist these feelings. And even if at first you find that the things you once enjoyed no longer give you pleasure, persistence in those activities should help. There has been some research published which suggests that emotions often follow actions, which contradicts normal thinking about this sort of thing.

I am really tired and I have work and class in the morning so I'll spare you the rest until tomorrow, maybe, if you'd like to hear more of my ideas. But you've been a wonderful sort in my dealings with you and I really do think that you ought to be happy.
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Post by: Metope on 06 Mar 2009, 04:29
words that are irrelevant to what I am about to say

Dude did my Secret Santa package ever arrive? I am getting really upset with the post.

I am guessing some stupid and greedy post worker found the package and decided to keep it, because I haven't seen it yet. How long has it been since you sendt it now? Three months or so? Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll never get it. Fuck the post, they never get anything right.
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Post by: Spluff on 06 Mar 2009, 04:48
We had an Earthquake!

Actually, it was just a tremor, but it was kinda cool.
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Post by: pen on 06 Mar 2009, 05:42
Bloggity Blog Thread,

I think it's time my kidlet start going to preschool instead of daycare.  I feel really bad about having to move her since she loves her current daycare, but she needs to start learning stuff!  Fortunately, I found a preschool about 30 yards from my office that may have openings.  We'll see if they cost way too much for me.  It'd be so neat to be able to see my kid on my lunch break sometimes!  And how easy it would be to grab her when she's not feeling well!!  I really hope they don't cost too much.  We're looking at moving in the next year or so, and if I put her in this school, because it's by my work, she wouldnt have to change again.  That'd make the transition easier for her, I think.  I dunno.  We'll see how it goes, I guess.  And oh man, it'd make it SO easy for me to get my hours back at work. 

Because my work was moved to another building, I've had to cut 2.5 hours a week, just to get home at a normal time and see her.  If she's right next door, that wouldn't be a problem anymore!!!!  Oh, the perks I'm seeing.  I'm also seeing waking up hella early to get her grumpy butt dressed, but whatever.  I'm crossing my fingers that this works out ok.
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Post by: Sox on 06 Mar 2009, 06:33
I can not afford to go out at all this week coming because I bought teabags and party food. If you'd like to have a cup of tea and chat over skype at any point this week, send me a PM saying when you're available.
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Post by: Gilead on 06 Mar 2009, 08:47
Sam I am going to fuck your mouth.
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Post by: Patrick on 06 Mar 2009, 12:32
How long has it been since you sent it now? Three months or so? Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll never get it. Fuck the post, they never get anything right.

It's been since the end of December/start of January, I can't remember exactly. Shit's upsetting.

Dear eojgosiemrgoim,

Looks like Xhosefin figured her timing problems out by herself! That makes me feel really good, because now she is better than more than one other contestant! It's also sortof inspiring news for me. If she can fix a problem as tough as building up an internal metronome, then I can get over being camera-shy. And, as it turns out, I've made major steps in that direction already. For example, now I can look at the camera and not start forgetting shit! Next step: looking alive!

Love,
Me!

(dude Gilead I bet that would feel great with all that fur tickling your willie)
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Post by: Lines on 06 Mar 2009, 12:47
Our UPS delivery guy got flashed by a homeless woman. The same woman told him last month that she liked his butt. I hope she doesn't jump him. Poor guy.
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Post by: snalin on 06 Mar 2009, 13:47
Today, my internet connection was upgraded from 2,5 mb/sek to 12 mb/sek.

TF2 now runs perfectly. Wasting time online has never been as fun. Drop me a PM if you'd like to game with a newbie.
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Post by: october1983 on 06 Mar 2009, 14:59
Dear Snog Thread

Today I witnessed gun crime. It was one of the more unpleasant experiences I have had for a while - a friend and I were walking down the main street of our neighbourhood when we heard a loud bang, not unlike a bottle being run over by a car, but when we turned we saw that on the other side of the road to us there was a guy standing with a gun in his hand in front of a shattered window. Inside the shop (it was a hairdressers), two men were lying on the floor, but we could not see things very clearly. The gunman ran inside the shop, waved the gun a bit, and then scarpered off down a side street. Much to our relief, both men inside stood up again before running into the back room of the shop. Luckily no one had been hit. There is a lot of gang activity around here, but it very rarely occurs in such a busy area, especially not at 6pm. It was all very surreal, and over incredibly quickly. The police, to their credit, arrived remarkably quickly, however both the gunman and the two men in the shop had already fled. What an adventure, I hope such things do not happen again soon.
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Post by: Liz on 06 Mar 2009, 15:28
Dicky! I am so relieved to hear that you did not get shot. If that had happened I would be SO SAD.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 06 Mar 2009, 20:45
Smog breath,

I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is that I hate writing papers, and they are relentless.  My Japanese History teacher decides to give us a take-home midterm due in a week, extending the essay question to 5 pages instead of 2.  Normally, I could handle this, but I also have to do a two-page paper (just finished that a couple of hours ago), revise a 4-page paper I have and add citations (this takes me the longest, even when I plan ahead of time, I just get to thinking "oh, this won't take long, I can procrastinate"), read 150 pages of textbooks, and do some programming homework.

The good news is I haven't gotten anything less than a 90 on any of my assignments so far.  Hopefully this pattern will continue. 

Even better news, though, is that I got my paycheck and tax refunds this week.  Now I can pay off my credit card, buy new tires which I sorely need, pay my car insurance, and still have a considerable amount of money left to spend on beer!  I've already picked out a couple glasses that I want, as well as a sampler case, one or two large bottles, and about 3 six-packs.  I can also finally continue paying off the loan I took out to fix my transmission!
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Mar 2009, 00:46
Me and Liz two stepped tonight for real. Goddamn two stepped
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Mar 2009, 01:38
Blag,

So the professor/judge guy has been hounding me to give him more emotion. So I sang "Half The World Away" by Oasis, which is the most emotionally relevant song to my life as of the last 5 or 6 years. I gave him some goddamn emotion, and he was very, very happy. I was a little depressed because the song reminds me just how far away everybody I love is, but I was glad he finally didn't have anything to critique, so it wasn't as bad.

Oh and when everybody told this dude Deshamiri just how much he sucks at singing, he decided to serenade that girl Xhosefin with a song about how she is just jealous of his guitar skillz. Thank christ I am not that big a moron.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Mar 2009, 02:35
Blog thread, I feel horrible. One of my favourite supervisors at work congratulated me on my engagement last night (she is one of my Facebook friends) and her reaction when I explained it was not a real real engagement made me realise how childish it seems to anyone who isn't part of the loop. And it reminded me of exactly why I used to keep Barmymoo and May as two seperate people. Now I feel horrible and guilty that she felt embarassed about the whole thing and I'm not sure how to get rid of this feeling.

On the plus side I finish work at 5.30 today and have tomorrow off, so some friends are coming over for dinner and I can get some college work done. I also have Monday off, which is actually fairly standard but I've done so much overtime lately that it feels like a novelty. By the end of today I'll have worked 22 hours this week, which is a lot for a part-time job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 07 Mar 2009, 05:22


Oh and when everybody told this dude Deshamiri just how much he sucks at singing, he decided to serenade that girl Xhosefin with a song about how she is just jealous of his guitar skillz.


This is my favorite part about any show where there is a group of people. When that one asshole who everyone tells off says "whatever, I'm just so good you are all just jealous"
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Sox on 07 Mar 2009, 08:32
And it reminded me of exactly why I used to keep Barmymoo and May as two seperate people. Now I feel horrible and guilty that she felt embarassed about the whole thing and I'm not sure how to get rid of this feeling.

I can say whatever I like doing to say however I like saying to do it, no? Trend-shitting.

Darryl on the other hand has to speak English and consider how people might react to the terrible things he comes out with.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 07 Mar 2009, 08:54
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single bartender in possession of a friday night off, must go out, get blind drunk and be completely useless for work the next day. Luckily I was on cellar shift so I just hung out back of house and smoked and did very little work, although I nearly threw up when I got showered in beer after putting a coupling on a keg wrong
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Post by: KvP on 07 Mar 2009, 11:40
Blog thread, I feel horrible. One of my favourite supervisors at work congratulated me on my engagement last night (she is one of my Facebook friends) and her reaction when I explained it was not a real real engagement made me realise how childish it seems to anyone who isn't part of the loop. And it reminded me of exactly why I used to keep Barmymoo and May as two seperate people. Now I feel horrible and guilty that she felt embarassed about the whole thing and I'm not sure how to get rid of this feeling.
This is no big thing! You just shouldn't present it as some terrible thing you did, you should say "oh that's a silly thing my friends and I were doing" and if you have to say it was all the other person's idea and you got peer pressured. But it's just harmless fun.

In KvP life news, I have learned of the housing market to come next semester and so I have become intent on moving out by August. In past months I have not been very successful in swaying my parents to my POV on this, but as I was waking up today I heard my mom and dad talking about it out in the living room and my mom expressed that she was "almost convinced that he can handle it". So I just need to push a little more.
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Post by: snalin on 07 Mar 2009, 12:07
Blog thread. Today, I am very bad at English. Maybe Russian.

Today I unplugged the internet from PC so I could work on assignment. When I finished, I thought "oh, great, I can play TF2 now!". So I plug the internet back into PC.

But internet is nowhere to be found. In fact, internet light on router is not on. And customer service is only open Monday till Friday 8-20.

This has made Snalin a very sad boy. Luckily for Snalin, all not lost, since some stupid neighbor has wireless and no password, but that's no enough for TF2. The afternoon and night will consist of combination Frets on Fire and meebo. Not worst day, not best.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 07 Mar 2009, 12:32
I just spent 20  bucks on a mixed six-pack.  Why must I spend so much money on beer?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Mar 2009, 12:37
I do the same thing. You do it because the potential for delicious is there. Also maybe because you want to try every kind of beer?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 07 Mar 2009, 13:05
I guess this is true.  St. Patty's day is coming up soon, and my friend's going away party, so I'm trying to figure out what I should bring to the festivities.  But I'll be damned if it isn't an expensive process.  Oh well, my tax refunds should cover me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Mar 2009, 13:11
Dear Blog Thread,

Today I learned that I am allergic to blue cheese.

Love, Gemm.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 07 Mar 2009, 13:25
That.

Sucks.

Blue cheese is freakin' amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 07 Mar 2009, 14:40
hey, the grocery store by my house stocks tim tams after all! i thought maybe they had stopped but i guess they were just sold out that one time.
i bought a pack for the first time today expecting to follow up with a blog post about how silly and overrated they are but i got to hand it to you crazy australians, you make some really damn good biscuits.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 07 Mar 2009, 14:42
Hi blog thread,

I had a shitty week at work that really stressed me out a lot, my kid has become afraid of the dark and wakes up a lot during the night, and I was really really hoping for a relaxing fun weekend.  So far, it is not working out as I had planned.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: plumbob78 on 07 Mar 2009, 16:21
BLOG THREAD-

This is a Hot Holly in it's natural habitat: Paul's Deli in Williamsburg, VA
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3335957497_5abb3aa3d6.jpg)

Today I drove 300 miles (round trip) for a MOTHERFUCKING SANDWICH. It was good times.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 07 Mar 2009, 22:05
dear diary,

I met this girl again to-day. She asked me if I was weirded out by the things that happnened on wednesday, but I said I wasn't, just kind of stressed out because of work (which was true). Now I'm entirely confused, because I still might want to continue (a feeling that surprised me) that kind of "fling" that we started, but it didn't happen to-day. I'm vaguely dissapointed because of that, which confuses me. But I have decided that drama is still better than a boring life, we will see what happens!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 07 Mar 2009, 22:06
Dear Blog thread,

I love my bass. I love my bass. I love my bass.

I wanted to make some noodles, but I don't have any milk. But that's fine because I found a little bag of walnuts in my cabinet and some cheese, so I'm good.

Also, man, I love my bass.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 07 Mar 2009, 22:08
and you're damn right to love it!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Mar 2009, 22:30
Why do you need milk to make noodles?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 08 Mar 2009, 00:46
The milk was for the sauce.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 08 Mar 2009, 07:47
Are you making carbonara? God that shit is delicious. Like, god, the world needs to take a moment's attention away from red sauce (which is also delicious!) and temporarily redirect it toward a nice hot steaming plate of penne carbonara. Best fucking dish on the face of the planet and that is a Fact.

Dead blog thread,

Today, we had a bunch of Kosovars join our group. Apparently they won the competition that was in Prishtin. Deshamiri decided to play his classical guitar yet again (this is like what, the third time?). His choice in pieces was great, it was some Spanish composer. And this time he didn't sing, thank fuck, but his guitar's B string was painfully out of tune. *sigh* Poor guy just can't win.

Also, today, I Ted Leo'd the shit out of the show. I did his medley of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps" just as a joke, because I am friggin' sick of the constant seriousness. They loved it. And when I was forced to sing the same crappy songs we've been singing for a week, I told them I was gonna do it with my guitar or I was gonna sit it out, and so they were like "Okay fine you can play your guitar." And so they tried turning on the canned music, and I'm just like "Oooopah, no no no. None of that crap. We're doing this my way." So I took that "Fairytale Gone Bad" song, sped it up, and gave them the energy they've been trying to force out of me for a week.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Mar 2009, 08:23
Hi blog thread,

I had a shitty week at work that really stressed me out a lot, my kid has become afraid of the dark and wakes up a lot during the night, and I was really really hoping for a relaxing fun weekend.  So far, it is not working out as I had planned.

Rachel, will we be hanging out next weekend? I was thinking about going out for drinks with Rita at some point.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 08 Mar 2009, 11:50
Nooo! My clocks are already set, but there are like 1000 reasons I love daylight savings time. Actually, there are two.

1. Like Inlander said, there is nothing as awesome as having it be light really late during the summertime.
2. I get an extra hour of sleep tonight and I get to feel like I'm staying up late for the next few days! Yeah, I know that the hour comes from somewhere, and it is a bit of a pain waking up and going to sleep earlier when DST starts, but it will still feel really luxurious to be waking up and going to sleep "later" right now.

Wait, did that make sense? I get so confused about all of this...

wow, fourteen-year old ally, what the fuck were you thinking

daylight saving time SUCKS I want my hour back
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Mar 2009, 12:01
Ally, thank you for one of the strangest posts I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 08 Mar 2009, 12:20
man ally you can't deny late summer nights when it doesn't get dark till 9.

anyway last night was fucking rad. meeting new people (aka cute girls) in a basement and the driving home squeezing as many people as we can into my friends car. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw yeah.

also last night felt like a summer night. i mean, the trees were bare and there were no crickets and it was dark early but it won't be the latter anymore and plus it was like 70 degrees and its even warmer today!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 08 Mar 2009, 13:53
We'd have late summer nights even if we didn't have day light saving time. It's around to have it be lighter earlier in the morning during winter, not so it hangs around later in the summer.

I hate daylight savings. My body does not like reprogramming itself to get up an hour earlier. I'm really tired. :c
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 08 Mar 2009, 14:59
Rachel, will we be hanging out next weekend? I was thinking about going out for drinks with Rita at some point.

I have faye next weekend.  I didn't know you'd be in the area.

Also, regarding daylight savings, fuck it.  It made me miss a show that faye and I were gonna see because I forgot to set the clock. 
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Post by: celticgeek on 08 Mar 2009, 15:01
I think that Arizona is the only state that does not do daylight-saving time.  The state does not, but all of the federal lands (including the reservations and national parks) do.  This means that we never know what time it is.  We usually go by "California" time or "New Mexico" time.  However, having areas of daylight-saving time and non-daylight-saving time, you can get a neat time-dilation effect if you travel fast enough on certain roads in the state. 

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 08 Mar 2009, 15:40
Hawaii doesn't do daylight savings time.  There's no need, since basically nobody shares its time zone.

So I've been partying Friday and Saturday nights like crazy for the past 3 weekends.  My life is fucking cool nowadays even though there's very little to be said about it in terms of new stuff.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 08 Mar 2009, 16:14
Good for Hawa'ii. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 08 Mar 2009, 18:37
Last night I got an email from one of the former grad students from school that I worked with and also house sat for saying that her daughter was missing.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20090308/NEWS01/303080018/

I want to send her (the mother) an email or card, but I honestly haven't the slightest clue what to say.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: plumbob78 on 08 Mar 2009, 18:46
I hear ya. I have trouble coming up with what to say on sympathy cards for deaths that were expected. But for something like that...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 08 Mar 2009, 19:45
actual blog:

my brother's school (to which I applied) never received my SAT scores, apparently. my parents are flipping out and telling me how stupid and irresponsible I am and how I'm going to have to go to a "lesser" school because I messed up.

and so I just realized that maybe I sent my scores wrong to every school? I think I was supposed to send them directly from the college board, but I thought that my school sent them since they were part of my transcript. so I don't even know what this means except that I feel like vomiting everywhere.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 08 Mar 2009, 19:56
wait what this means is that barring a miracle I am not going to university next year.

I am so motherfucking stupid.

I got a 2340, too.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 08 Mar 2009, 19:59
so I guess I just definitively proved that test scores have no correlation to actual intelligence?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 08 Mar 2009, 20:02
Don't panic!

People sometimes forget the power of the telephone in the modern era. Get people on the phone and they have to deal with a real human being in real time conversation. I am pretty confident that this issue can be solved with a few phone calls to the relevant people at the right schools. Worst comes to the worst, I actually think a year off would be absolutely invaluable to you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 08 Mar 2009, 20:08
oh my fucking god, ally.  i have no idea what words could make you feel better but i hope you do soon, anyway.  but yeah, definitely don't give up!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 08 Mar 2009, 20:13
okay done panicking. sorry.

tomorrow I will call every school and see if I can rush my scores. I think the reason that I neglected this is because the school that I applied to early received a score report since I listed it as my first choice after I took the SATs. I assumed that I didn't need to do anything extra for the other schools, too.

okay I can fix this, I hope. I probably need a year off. I want to be very far away from here and learn how to be responsible for myself. it often hits me how I was raised in a very vibrant and intellectually-stimulating environment that has done practically nothing for me in the way of common sense.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 08 Mar 2009, 20:31
The same thing happened to me, actually, getting into my school. I faxed the scores directly to them, sent them twice via mail, and as the deadline approached they never had a copy on file (this was in part due to the bureacracy of the school, but also because my full name was shared by at least 2 other students). So we just kept making calls and eventually somebody called me and said "we couldn't find your scores but we're going to let you in anyway." So, uh, persistence!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 08 Mar 2009, 20:44
see you have to have the college board do it officially, which costs money. the college board has the most disgusting monopoly on american standardized testing.

it's a really flawed/lousy system. I just hope that my applications get processed because fuck I worked really fucking hard. I'm going to go to bed and try not to stay up all night worrying.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 08 Mar 2009, 20:47
Get people on the phone and they have to deal with a real human being in real time conversation.

This is actually pretty ridiculous. People can passively ignore e-mails, but something about the voice and the imminence means results. Also you can be charming.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 08 Mar 2009, 23:23
Dearest Bloggles,

So I guess I have throat plague.  My glands are swollen to the size of golf balls and I am constantly taking pain killers just so I can swallow/eat without crying.  It is really awful and bad and is making my ears and neck hurt terribly as well!  Doctor tomorrow to make sure I don't have tonsillitis or something.  I am hoping for some kind of gross throat infection because tonsillitis is balls.

In other news, the new boy is incredibly wonderful and we are still really stupidly smitten with each other and it is AWESOME because he is actually a decent person, unlike Loxley.

Love Jodie.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 08 Mar 2009, 23:57
man ally you can't deny late summer nights when it doesn't get dark till 9.
You should come to Jamaica.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Mar 2009, 00:00
In other other news, my new boy is moving to Canada. I knew this was a possibility but now that it is a reality I am surprised at how very sad I am. I am happy for him too, for sure, but I really really like him and I am going to miss him awfully!
To make up for my sadness I am going to try and organise to do a pub exchange in London when my lease expires this time next tyear.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Verergoca on 09 Mar 2009, 00:18
Blah, guess who started dripping blood out of his nose just as he was about to leave for work, and now will be late :/

Also, wednesday, i need to have my endreport finished, so the repro dept can get a bunch printed, i suppose i should start to stress a bit :)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 09 Mar 2009, 00:30
It seems that mum and I are the only people in this house that notice that things smell/need cleaning/need tidying around here, and only one of us actually lives here (protip: it's not mum). I am cleaning out the fridge right now rather than making muffins because no one else will. I don't want to become the cleaning fairy around here, but jesus people, the milk had been off for so long it was a water-y type liquid with the remains of the milk in a brainy-looking substance at the top of the bottle. And it had been in the fridge like that for weeks after it was first mentioned that it should be thrown out!

I just want to make berry-cinnamon muffins, but need to clear the rest of the sink of dishes so I have somewhere to clean up my mess, which means I have to clean up their mess first. It's not fair living in a boys' household.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 09 Mar 2009, 00:58
Dear blog thread,

I've been spamming you quite a bit, but I actually have something to blog about now. Yesterday (it's 2:48 AM now, so "yesterday"), I was quite pissed off at my parents who despise me, and think I'm the screw-up of the entire family, and decided to be complete assholes to me today, because my mother is one of those Super-Christians who think that going to church whenever the doors are open will make them a better person, and by putting my socks on 1 minute later than her, I was preventing that from happening.

Anyways. What I was saying, before rambolifications occurred, was that I was pissed off, but when I actually got to the church service (induction of new Pastor) and decided to stay outside where I could avoid other pretentious Super-Christians, my female University friend who I haven't seen at church for 2 weeks popped up. Which was a nice surprise (The B' is fine). She was hungry, so she drove us down to Island Grill (http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2885622-island_grill_kingston-i) (Sorry, best link I could find, thread). We stayed in her car and chatted, which made me feel much better. Especially remembering that her situation is probably worse (came to Jamaica from Barbados for UWI, got her place broken into and ransacked, alienated by one of the more important Super-Christians at our church, and alienated at school because said SC's son, who's doing the same course at UWI decided to be a jerk to her, etc.).

Also, a girl who I'm fond of (not like that) came back for Spring Break, and I spent time with her too... AND a girl I like for liking's sake, and another girl who I haven't seen in a while (those girls are fine).

So, I came home fed and feeling much better.

Thank you, life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2009, 01:32
I just want to make berry-cinnamon muffins, but need to clear the rest of the sink of dishes so I have somewhere to clean up my mess, which means I have to clean up their mess first. It's not fair living in a boys' household.

Me too! Despite being a boy it is still very frustrating being the only one in my house who gives 1/8 of a shit about whether or not the dishes have been done for two weeks or not. This is especially sucky seeing as I work horrible, horrible hours and then when I get home I end up doing other people's housework instead of getting to relax for once in my life. I'm currently housesitting for my parents and I swear to God if I come home at the end of the week and there is a sink full of dishes I am going to shit in all of my housemates' beds, no joke.

Dear Sick People: Aww, get well soon!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Mar 2009, 01:49
It seems that mum and I are the only people in this house that notice that things smell/need cleaning/need tidying around here, and only one of us actually lives here (protip: it's not mum). I am cleaning out the fridge right now rather than making muffins because no one else will. I don't want to become the cleaning fairy around here, but jesus people, the milk had been off for so long it was a water-y type liquid with the remains of the milk in a brainy-looking substance at the top of the bottle. And it had been in the fridge like that for weeks after it was first mentioned that it should be thrown out!

I just want to make berry-cinnamon muffins, but need to clear the rest of the sink of dishes so I have somewhere to clean up my mess, which means I have to clean up their mess first. It's not fair living in a boys' household.

Live with other women. I basically choose the households I will be living in based entirely around whether or not I will be too busy to actually lead a clean and sanitary existence over the course of the lease.

Also I have moved into a household full of all dude stoners aw yeah its gonna be a busy year.

(there is a trail of ants leading from the back door to the front door that seems pretty much permanent but they seem to stay away from major food preparation and storage areas so I am ok with it.

The bathroom has pornography and old copies of street press in it.

You all know the kind of house I am talking about. I am looking forward to getting my mess on.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Mar 2009, 02:58
I need a new housemate to replace Lunchy! As cool as it is with just me and HOUSEMATE X, just two dudes playing video games, working out and generally being rad (and surprisingly tidy) I just can't afford to pay the rent without splitting it three ways.

Don't suppose anyone wants to move into Lunchy's old room?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Mar 2009, 03:26
PS Hannah the trick is to not bother cleaning up your own mess and having a smug sense of self satisfaction as the house slides into anarchy, that it was you keeping it together in the first place.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 09 Mar 2009, 03:34
But what if I want to make more muffins? The ones I made in an angry fit of anger are delicious, so surely I will want to make more?


I am thinking I will just clean up my mess and leave my brother's mess where it is. Maybe pile all his sheet music on his bed with a note saying "CLEAN UP YOUR MESS YOU STUPID FUCK" when he is in Sydney so I don't really deal with it. Once we get wireless in the house again I will basically be living in my room while occasionally going to the kitchen to make food. I did that in Canberra last year, so it can't be that hard to do it again.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2009, 05:24
Oh good lord what possessed me to read The Joyce Letters at work
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 09 Mar 2009, 05:27
Dear Bg-Thread:

So, apparently our class got second in the German class competition. Long story short, a class with five pupils won 6k NOK (850 dollarz). This is pretty sweet. We are supposed to spend it on a "class party", but we're thinking that we could bring along our common friends to a cabin in the mountains and get drunk or something. Pretty sweet deal.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 09 Mar 2009, 05:29
Alllllllllly, daylight savings is great. When else are you going to be able to sit on someone's verandah drinking beers as the sun sets at eight at night. I am going to miss it in two weeks time when we regress back in to winter time. But
I guess we get winter weather to make up for it. I would miss you, summer, if it weren't for my mistress, winter, who is prettier than you when it is overcast.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2009, 05:38
High-fives for overcast weather! Woooo

Although that being said it felt about as hot today as it ever did during summer. I sweated so much my sunglasses fogged up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 09 Mar 2009, 05:53
I'm back on the internet again. Apparently the problem was our routery modem thing, so now we're using one from 1996 that we found living in the cupboard under the stairs. I'm surfing the net.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 09 Mar 2009, 06:10
Hey guys, remember the girl that used to work at the cafe from way back?

We're hanging out this week. Talking about feelings. We've been texting a lot and realizing that we're both kinda fucked up and really need to vent. So we're gonna hang out and talk.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 09 Mar 2009, 07:34
Dear Blog Thread,

The only thing really keeping me going through shitty weather and the monotony of the time still to go until summer is the idea that at the end of it all I have a 'make money quick' job in the bag.  With the 1000 dollars I will earn in two weeks, I will go with my four closest friends on an Epic Roadtrip to the Giant Kaleidoscope in the Catskills (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2175).  Now fielding tips for Epic Roadtrips, as this will be the first one that I ever partake in.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 09 Mar 2009, 08:38
Dear Christopher,

Notification has been sent to you/your home university separately to
confirm that we are happy to admit you to the Study Abroad Programme at
the University of Glasgow for the 2009-2010 session.

We will be sending you an admission letter very soon, outlining the next
steps you need to take. Additionally, we will also be sending you
feedback from the departments you wish to apply to.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require anything additional.

Thanks
Rhona Gordon

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tSGwcDwPY6M/SYNFA_juomI/AAAAAAAABCI/UIOCS9feJdk/s320/kool+aid+man.png)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 09 Mar 2009, 08:45
But what if I want to make more muffins? The ones I made in an angry fit of anger are delicious, so surely I will want to make more?

Hanna, just don't bake while you're feeling passionate. I'm sure the last thing you want is for your brother to eat your baked goods, get so hot and bothered he needs to take a shower (which he sets on fire) then get swept away on the back of a Mexican revolutionary's horse.

(I really hope someone gets the reference)

Anyways, my future roommate and I are ducking out of lab early today so we can check out some more apartments. It just occured to me that I won't have any official income until the middle of May, and while that's before we move in I'm not sure that any of the rental companies will be ok with this. I don't exactly have a lot of family who would co-sign for me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 09 Mar 2009, 08:53
living with women and not cleaning up so that everyone else notices how messy the house is without you doesn't always work, sadly. i have lived with some pretty filthy ladies, and even when the house started to slide into the catastrophe zone because i stopped cleaning, all that happened was that my dishes and pans and tupperware and stuff started getting so moldy that i ended up having to throw them in the garbage. it was kind of a lose-lose situation no matter what. so uh, just try to live with people who are not horrible filthy monsters and respect you enough to try to keep your stuff clean, i guess.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 09 Mar 2009, 09:51
Dear Christopher,

Notification has been sent to you/your home university separately to
confirm that we are happy to admit you to the Study Abroad Programme at
the University of Glasgow for the 2009-2010 session.

We will be sending you an admission letter very soon, outlining the next
steps you need to take. Additionally, we will also be sending you
feedback from the departments you wish to apply to.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require anything additional.

Thanks
Rhona Gordon

Hell yeah, man! That's awesome. One of my best friends since I was like 14 is gonna be living in Edinburgh around that time. If I save up enough money to visit her we should hang out and buy Teenage Fanclub 7"s.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 09 Mar 2009, 10:35
Yeah, and we will also do rad things.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 09 Mar 2009, 11:50
I came home early from school today and made a lot of phone calls. everyone was polite and understanding and it appears that all of my applications will be processed. whew.

now back to worrying about important things, like boys and parties and making it to europe this summer.

ps: jens, watchmen wasn't very good. I really did not like it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 09 Mar 2009, 11:59
FUCK this little town

You have to get your perspectives straightened out. Other than that, shit sounds sucky for you. Getting bad grades because the teacher thinks the paper should have been written somehow differently sucks balls.


I've started to play TF2 a lot, as a heavy. It's so much fun, you have no idea. But come on, some of the achievements are just ridiculous. And snipers/spies make me shout in anger. Sometimes I play a round as spy just to go up and backstab the bloody fuckers with their shiny sniper rifles and then I pose and laugh at the fuckers.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 09 Mar 2009, 12:02
I know, I'm just saying. honestly I've found that even with my closest friends, I often have to take initiative. it takes a lot of effort to establish the comfortable type of friendship where you assume that you will see whatever movie when it comes out. if you eat lunch with them at school but don't often see them outside of school, maybe they are used to that and don't think to invite you along? it seems unlikely that they are consciously neglecting to invite you places.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 09 Mar 2009, 12:32
Some people are willing to do things, and some just do  them.  I think in my whole life I only have one long-term friend who takes the initiative something like half the time.  All the rest, it's a matter of my getting on their case and organising something (or not, unless my wife nags me to).  And it's great, they are real friends; it's just that they (and me, truth be told) have enough interests of their own to keep them fully occupied until they are prodded out of it.

It's the way the world is.  Do not  get into the way of thinking that they are not proper friends just because of this, or you'll end up lonelier than you think you are now. 

At your age, I didn't even have  friends to complain about!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 09 Mar 2009, 12:50
I get that from my friends too sometimes, that it's always me who has to arrange to meet up and do something. I have mentioned it a couple of times to them that this bothered me and then they made an effort to show more initiative. Maybe you could try that, Jeans? Right now it's mostly my friends who ask me to go out and do things, though. 

I went to a Nigerian party on Saturday! Nigerian parties really are the best. I wanted to get out of the house so I asked my friend to include me into any of her activities, and she took me to the party for the first birthday of her baby goddaughter. Apparently, it's completely acceptable at Nigerian parties to just bring people along without announcing it beforehand. I normally am not such a big fan of huge groups of people who I do not know, and I was the only white person there and I didn't know anybody apart from my friend, so I could have felt really left out. BUT everybody was really really loved me and they all hugged and kissed me. Almost everybody had brought there partner and kids, they had a bouncy castle with children hopping on it the whole time. I felt tempted to join in, but my friend told me that would not be acceptable behaviour for somewhat who is considered to be a grown-up. I also managed to meet the only bachelor at the party. I was introduced to this guy named Kingsley, and he asked me pretty quickly if I was married to which I said no. i felt obligated to ask him if he was married, and he wasn't. Then we just sat there for a while and pondered on this. - When I left, everybody told me they hoped to see me again soon.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 09 Mar 2009, 13:21
I do not want to start another techie flame war. But today I disabled all the visual options on my new-ish HP laptop. It's like seeing the ugly, ugly truth behind the processor-sucking Matrix for the first time. I keep stopping whatever I'm doing just to giggle at the interface, I might as well be running Windows 98.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 09 Mar 2009, 13:50
Jens, I had friends like that and then they wondered why they never saw me. Some people just don't think. But then again, I don't really hang out with those people anymore. Just go see the movie with someone else or by yourself. I thought it was worth the experience.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Mar 2009, 13:54
Ow. My back hurts, I think I have pulled something by spending too much time twisting in odd directions at work and trying to lift crates of lager that are too heavy for me.

So I have a friend who really likes this guy, and the guy told her he liked her too but he had to get stuff sorted with his ex-girlfriend before anything could happen between them. Today I found out that the guy has "sorted out" stuff with his ex in that they are back together, but he hasn't yet told my friend (he thought she knew. Yeah, right. The two of them have been flirt-texting for about two weeks, she did not have a clue) and I am angry and confused and upset. The first problem is that the girl he is back with is horrible, she treated him badly the first time and there's no reason to think she won't do the same again. He freely admits this himself so I just don't get it. The second problem is that my friend is going to be absolutely gutted. In fact she probably already is, because I told him he had to ring her tonight and explain. The fact that he feels really guilty for unintentionally leading her on only slightly helps this situation.

It's times like this that I remember why I'm single.

I'm getting my hair done on Thursday! Going to cut it to shoulder length, perhaps get a fringe and book in for getting some blonde streaks put in. I am going to get a hair style! I am going to be a real girl!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 09 Mar 2009, 14:00
Blog thread,

So at Star Academy, we've had the same three guys coming in and doing some fuck-for-importance task that requires every one of the students to stop working, stand up, allow them to use their chairs as stools for whatever the fuck, and then they leave without any kind of apology.

Today, I finally got sick of it, and spoke with the producer. Instead of understanding, and telling them to either fix their stupid shit before we arrive or after we leave, she pretty much just told me "It's Albania, what do you expect?" And god DAMN I have gotten sick of hearing that same fucking lazy response over the last two years. "It's Albania, nothing ever gets done here." Nothing gets done here because people like her, the people in charge, have no fucking initiative.

This same exact attitude is why the country has hardly passable roads, hepatitis A *and* B in the water system (thank FUCK I have had my immunizations), and munitions dump explosions.

I used to be at least somewhat happy before this show, now I just hate my life, and I can't wait to move on to something else so that I don't go insane.

Love,
Me
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 09 Mar 2009, 14:37
I do not want to start another techie flame war. But today I disabled all the visual options on my new-ish HP laptop. It's like seeing the ugly, ugly truth behind the processor-sucking Matrix for the first time. I keep stopping whatever I'm doing just to giggle at the interface, I might as well be running Windows 98.
lol, wat
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 09 Mar 2009, 14:40
Patrick, now is the time to introduce an Anal Cunt song into your repertoire.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 09 Mar 2009, 15:37
Also it's amusing to me that you are at Star Academy.

Say hello to Spock for me.

I bet you never get jokes like that.

Seriously though you should clock a ho.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 09 Mar 2009, 20:18
Smoking cloves makes me taste good. I love it.

I also love my bass, which has made my fingers all calused.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 09 Mar 2009, 20:39
I'm finally in a financial position where I could get my tattoo, which is basically "DONT PANIC" written in warm friendly letters on my wrist, but I have had really shitty self-esteem for the last year or so since I first thought about getting it done, and I have kind of thought about extending it to getting a whole series of reminders written on my body in permanant ink.

For example

"You are a pretty ok looking guy and you are pretty funny" across my chest

"Don't worry everyone feels paranoid and insecure sometimes" down my bicep

"If you pretend to have high self esteem for a little while you will probably wind up with higher self esteem in the long run" maybe on my other bicep

I am not kidding about this I think it might be useful. I will see how I mind getting inked when I go in for the DONT PANIC tatt.


Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 09 Mar 2009, 20:41
That is actually a really cool sounding idea. Just try to keep them succinct. The self esteem one runs a bit long.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 09 Mar 2009, 21:14
Man, I have been thinking about getting "everything will be ok." tattooed on either my wrist or my hand for awhile now. I think it'd be awesome as hell.

And man, I totally have a tattoo appointment next monday! So excited!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 09 Mar 2009, 23:53
Also it's amusing to me that you are at Star Academy.

Say hello to Spock for me.

I bet you never get jokes like that.

Seriously though you should clock a ho.

Nobody has actually cracked one like that at me, but you've actually made my day.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 10 Mar 2009, 03:34
Oh god who ever thought a throat infection could make all of me feel so so so very unpleasant.  I am so ill guys!  Work at 5:30am wooooo!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 10 Mar 2009, 06:58
Awww, feel better!!!  <3

Blog blog bloggers,

I went to a daycare to see how it'd be and the place was fantastic.  They had a great curriculum, everyone seemed friendly, it was secure and all-around awesome.  The only downside is that it costs 1/3 of my monthly salary to send her for only 2 days.  Full time would be impossible.  It's too bad I don't make 90k a year...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 10 Mar 2009, 07:13
  It's too bad I don't make 90k a year...

Just in general I am constantly thinking this.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 10 Mar 2009, 07:35
You could always sell drugs, Rachel.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 10 Mar 2009, 07:36
Or my soul.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 10 Mar 2009, 07:39
Don't be silly, you can only sell your soul once. Selling drugs is a long-term solution!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Mar 2009, 09:30
And souls don't go for very much. Well, mine didn't go for very much.

And then you have to eat it if you want it back, and man, souls don't taste very good.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 10 Mar 2009, 10:16
I could always become a pimp, I suppose.  My boyfriend is pretty cute and could probably bring in some decent cash.  And I'd get to beat him if he acts out of line.  That's how that works, right?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: michaelicious on 10 Mar 2009, 10:24
That is probably one of the best birthday cake ideas I have ever heard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 10 Mar 2009, 14:21
No, it IS the best birthday cake idea ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 10 Mar 2009, 15:19
Goddamnit, I hate it when you get randomly assigned into groups in classes, and the group ends up sucking. We have two exercises left in this class I'm taking, one is due tomorrow and one is due on the 15th. One of my group members is this Chinese guy who speaks semi-okay English, so that's frustrating enough, and the class is difficult, which also makes it even worse, and the last member of my group is apparently super busy? I don't know. On the first assignment we had together, the Chinese guy came online like 1 hour before the deadline (..it was supposed to be delivered at school, before midnight, and walking there takes 30 minutes for me, and I was the only one in town) and tells us he hasn't started it, when we were waiting for him to log on and send us his part. Ended up working out, luckily, he worked all night and handed it in before anyone came to collect them the morning after.

On the second assignment, he tells us the same thing at about 7PM, because he apparently forgot that February only has 28 days, except we reminded him on February 27th. And we split that assigment up in 3 parts, where my part was about 50% (because they kind of belonged together), but I ended up having to do the Chinese guy's part as well, so about 75%. And then the Norwegian guy failed to hand in half his part, so we were deducted about 20 points for that alone.

This time, the deadline is tomorrow, and none of them had initiated contact, so I've sent two e-mails, asking when we should get started. And the website wouldn't work, so I assumed exercise 5b was due before exercise 6, and thus started exercise 5b alone. Turns out, exercise 5b is due AFTER exercise 6! Where is the logic in that? Then, tonight at 11PM, the Chinese dude tells me that he and the other guy have made a deal, where the Chinese dude will do exercise 6 alone, and the Norwegian guy and I would do the assignment that is due tomorrow together. Except no one told me about this, and now it is due in 24 hours, the Norwegian guy isn't answering his email or text messages, and I'm stuck with a pretty big assignment that feels like it is way above my head, and half an assignment that some other guy was supposed to do. And this counts for my final grade. Great!

Tl;dr: Don't be douches on group assignments, people.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 10 Mar 2009, 16:09
Dear blog thread,

One of the new arrivals from Kosovo in the group at Star Academy has apparently decided she likes me. I mean I am not certain, but if a girl is play-hitting you and trying to braid your hair and basically is using any excuse to get her hands on you, that's typically a good clue, right?

I kinda made the mistake of complaining about it to my girlfriend. Basically, if Kosovo Girl doesn't cut it out, my lady will cut it out of her.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 10 Mar 2009, 16:22
Man, I have been thinking about getting "everything will be ok." tattooed on either my wrist or my hand for awhile now. I think it'd be awesome as hell.

And man, I totally have a tattoo appointment next monday! So excited!
I would totally get "Just Might Be OK" tattooed on my arm. Y'know, like the Lupe Fiasco song. :-)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Mar 2009, 16:55
Just don't let the beer decide about your hair!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 10 Mar 2009, 19:15
I'm not saying this works for everyone, but whiskey was responsible for the best hair-related decision I ever made. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 10 Mar 2009, 19:58
Patrick,
Everyone knows that if you're in separate states it's not actually cheating. Following that logic, being separated by the Atlantic makes it really not cheating!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 10 Mar 2009, 20:20
Man, if that were the case I could easily have two boyfriends at once. Minnesota is about a ten minute walk away from my apartment.

Awww yeahhhh
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 10 Mar 2009, 21:14
That means I could have three! I can visit both Kentucky and Indiana and then come home again in less than an hour. Whoa.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 10 Mar 2009, 21:37
hey blog thread, i am trying real hard to resist the temptation to write in you all the time but i actually had a real good day today and things are looking pretty good in general.

- i finally got to applying for jobs again, i have been telling myself that since i suck at getting things done i should try to apply to at least one job a day and leave it at that. for the last week or so i have been been sticking with this and it feels really good, i'm proud of myself.
- i spent about 2 hours this morning giving my room a really thorough cleaning, including scrubbing the carpet and wiping off my computer screen and dusting and all that little crap and now my room looks shiny and brand new and really just cheers me up a lot to sit in and look at.
- i brought tim tams in to the student support network today and everyone was really happy and enjoyed them a lot.
- i've been working out with my housemate the last two months or so and eating pretty healthy, i don't have a lot of weight to lose but i've been toning up pretty nicely and this evening while getting dressed for my boss's book signing party i stopped and just kind of looked at myself in the mirror for a couple of minutes all narcissistic-like and and was just really pleased with my body and how good i looked. today was a good looking day.
- i went to my boss's book signing party and met and chatted with a lot of very nice people.
- i had a really good conversation with the librarian at cfru who for some reason i get really afraid and shy around. it's not a physical attraction thing, more that he is just this really intimidatingly smart and cool guy, or something. i don't really know. but we bonded over shitty songsmith videos and the wire and how much coldplay sucks and he lent me some movies and later we chatted on facebook for a while and i am glad that we are friends now! sort of.
- i had another really good conversation with one of my professors which ended in him agreeing to write a letter of reference for me when i apply eventually for school in ottawa.
- i actually got a lot of work done this week on my myriad essays and research papers due throughout the month which i normally leave to the last minute.

sorry that this is a sort of bragging post, normally i am all kinds of freaked out and crazy about everything at all times and these last couple of weeks have had something of a really pleasant if slightly uncharacteristic "everything is going to turn out okay" kind of vibe to them and i felt the need to share with the internet. i guess "everything is going to turn out okay" is the theme for this page or something.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 10 Mar 2009, 21:42
I feel the need to counter this.

I'm now unemployed and my brother is looking to move out of the flat we're splitting. Troubles.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tweetles on 10 Mar 2009, 22:06
Dear blogonessy,

I really, really miss home. I miss the shitty weather which despite all best effort never really being dressed right for it and the constant wind. Aww I miss the wind and when its sunny just how pretty everything is. I want to go home and I cant and it sucks.
And Faye just had to be wearing that Tshirt in the comic and people just had to start a thread (which I actually love btw) and compound the fact that despite any similarties. This isnt home and this isnt New Zealand :(

/whine.

In other news I think I burnt my scones, but they still taste damn good. Man im just way too domesticated these days

 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 10 Mar 2009, 23:25
Hey it turns out penicillin is like MAGIC.  I was VERY ill, I was basically crying everytime I swallowed, not able to eat because of my throat, not being able to sleep due to my throat hurting too much or falling asleep for about 5 minutes at a time before I woke up to myself drowning in my own mucus (I could here myself choking in my sleep!), my glands were so swollen and my neck so stiff from all the grossness that I could hardly turn my head and I was generally very miserable.  I have been on penicillin for a day and I am already 90% back to normal.  I AM EATING RIGHT NOW.

IT IS SO AWESOME
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 10 Mar 2009, 23:28
Patrick,
Everyone knows that if you're in separate states it's not actually cheating. Following that logic, being separated by the Atlantic makes it really not cheating!

So wait, if you get bonus points for being separated by almost two continents and an ocean, I could be with my lady from Alaska and still bone any of the Kosovar chicks?

(man, if I didn't know it was a joke, I would probably start chasing after the one who sings like Feist. Holy shittttttt)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 10 Mar 2009, 23:59
Hey it turns out penicillin is like MAGIC.  I was VERY ill, I was basically crying everytime I swallowed, not able to eat because of my throat, not being able to sleep due to my throat hurting too much or falling asleep for about 5 minutes at a time before I woke up to myself drowning in my own mucus (I could here myself choking in my sleep!), my glands were so swollen and my neck so stiff from all the grossness that I could hardly turn my head and I was generally very miserable.  I have been on penicillin for a day and I am already 90% back to normal.  I AM EATING RIGHT NOW.

IT IS SO AWESOME
Yeah, I dunno about the penicillin, but I was hospitalized for Tonsillitis. It really does suck. For days, I was going from doctor to doctor, before a specialist had the balls to say it was Tonsillitis. By time I got there, my throat was red and hurting like hell. I could barely speak. I looked in the mirror and my uvula was HUGE and was sagging and dragging on my tongue.

Good to know you're better. =]
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Mar 2009, 00:18
Sigh.

So, tonight, I spent the night with my friends, Sara and Jon.  We talked and talked, and things went pretty well. Except when the subject of me and sex came up. And well, basically it came down to me being so disgusted with sex because I have never had sex with a decent guy. I've never been with a decent guy. And basically that made me feel like crap. That realization made me feel terrible. And now I feel like crap.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 11 Mar 2009, 00:37
I've got this new thing where I've started carrying around a flattened paper crane in my wallet. This is because I was in a pub on Valentines Day (watching a game of Rugby on the T.V.) and I overheard one of the barmaids complaining about how her boyfriend, or the boy she fancied, or something, hadn't called her yet, and I wanted to be able to give her a little present on my way out just to cheer her up. So now I carry around a crane to give to someone if they're having a shitty day.

So, hey, Emaline, even though you're on the other side of the world and even though it's just a photo, here's a paper crane for you:

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/Crane.jpg)

Sorry to hear you're feeling shitty!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 11 Mar 2009, 00:42
Aww, thanks.


also, umm I guess I should look at the positives of the night. I got to drink and play snes with two good friends. We went to the Hustler club store. My friend Jon said "I just cannot believe that you've never been with a decent guy. I mean, I think you're a pretty cool chick." And I bought a whip. Nights not a complete bust, right?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 11 Mar 2009, 00:42
group assignments

I was always that guy who didn't do his work. Although pretty much all of my teachers made it so that if someone didn't do their portion, the entire group didn't get graded poorly. I actually slept through my own groups presentation. My teacher asked me "Jace, whats up? Why aren't you doing your work" I was able to look her straight in the eyes and say "I just don't care."

Protip: new teachers (as in, just out of college and this is thier first or second year teaching) get really fucking confused when you tell them that you just don't care.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 11 Mar 2009, 01:48
Hey, I've never been a decent guy.

I think my internal philosophy is shifting towards the idea of this beautifuly broken world I've been living in. To err is human, and fuck are humans ever pretty sometimes.
It is a simple shift of basis which changes my life outlook from being 'shit unhappy' to 'quaintly bemused and charmed'.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 11 Mar 2009, 06:19
group assignments
not caring

But see, at uni, professors will not tolerate that kind of thing, and especially in classes where there is pretty much zero communication between professors and students except the hand-ins of assignments. The group as a whole is responsible for getting the work done, and if one person doesn't contribute, it will mean more work for the others or a lower grade for everyone. When you're at a univeristy in a tough, 5-year course, people expect you to actually give a shit about what you are doing, so they assume assigning random groups will work out okay, because people, in general, want decent grades.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 11 Mar 2009, 06:25
Well yeah, which is pretty much the reason why I'm not attending college. But there are always people who will not do their portion if they know someone else will. That is the problem with group projects.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 11 Mar 2009, 07:46
That's pretty much life.  At work, I end up working with lots of people on high-profile projects, and there are a lot of dumbasses on my team.  The rest of us HAVE to carry them or the project will fail and it will reflect on all of us as a team.  That's just how it is.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 11 Mar 2009, 07:52
My degree can be summarised by me spending the final two years earning degrees for rich kids on my course whose parents paid for everything so they could spend literally all their time snorting blow and listening to the Strokes on bleeding edge Macbooks.

Further education is a hoop that most of us will be compelled to jump through but man, sometimes it doesn't seem worth it. Mainly because it costs thousands of bucks to line yourself up for the jump and the run up knocks several years off your life. You'll also be carrying four other people, the hoop is on fire and on the other side is actually a giant pile of steaming manure.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 11 Mar 2009, 07:53
NB - The manure is the real world.

It sucks, don't come here.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 11 Mar 2009, 07:58
There's nothing that can kill a lifelong love of learning like college.

Hey blog thread I am really sick and my throat feels like a horrible arid wasteland. But I've got a 48 hour long shoot tomorrow and 3 scripts due friday, woo.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 11 Mar 2009, 08:07
I can't not read your posts in Dean Learner's voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_vahiTJaNU).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 11 Mar 2009, 08:07
i guess i got lucky in that i didn't really have to do any group projects for my degree, and the few i did were with people who were actually really smart and on the ball and totally knew what to do to get As on everything. college is sometimes okay!

There's nothing that can kill a lifelong love of learning like college.

wait, yeah, this. college sucks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 11 Mar 2009, 08:15
I loved college. I did get stuck with some slackers for group projects, but as Pen said, that happens in real life too.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 11 Mar 2009, 08:16
so you don't want to go to college because of people shirking group projects?


Nah, I don't want to go to college because I don't care about furthering my education and there is no reason for me to be in college.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 11 Mar 2009, 08:30
my main problem with it is that i think it has become less a thing that people do because they want to learn and further their education (and if you don't want to, that's totally fine too) and more a thing people just do because it is assumed that's where you go after high school. for every person i've met who loves the learning experience and what they're studying, there is another person who genuinely doesn't give a shit and doesn't want to be here at all and is just getting the degree so they can get a job. and i understand that that's necessary too, but that system genuinely bums me out and so does meeting people who have somehow also been at school studying for the last four years yet don't know anything about what they've been studying and couldn't care less about anything except getting the degree and getting out. add in standardized testing which really teaches you nothing except how to briefly memorize huge quantities of information then regurgitate them and forget everything the next day and it really seems more now about the piece of paper you get at the end to put on your resume than the actual learning experience.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 11 Mar 2009, 08:48
I have a love/hate relationship with college. I love history classes and studying cultures, but I couldn't care less about any of the other shit they're obsessed with making me take. Particularly art classes. I have less than zero interest in creating something. The humanities are fine and actually quite interesting, but my relationship with the creative process is actively unhealthy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 11 Mar 2009, 08:53
Guys everytime I lie down I choke on my own spit and phleghm this is awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 11 Mar 2009, 10:02
Tania, I fully agree with you that most people go to college not because they have a goal in mind in 4 years, but because (especially in the states) you either go into the armed forces or to college the same year you finish high school. I really think that they should make people wait a year or two mandatory so they can figure out what they want. A lot of my sister's friends and people I know who are a few years older than me have changed their major two or three times because they figured stuff out when they were 19-20 and actually in the real world.

At some point I may go into college, to get a business degree or something, but right now, its not something that I want, or need for the job I want. (Those of you just tuning in, I'm going to be a Kung Fu instructor, and I'll be wearing my degree around my waist) I do know that in the future having a degree might help me to get a loan if I want to open my own school and don't have the backing of the organization I'll be teaching for (pretty rare occurrence I'd imagine).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Mar 2009, 10:47
i didn't go to college and look at me now: average as can be and happier than ever! and thankfully, i still have my love of learning which, of course, i can only act on in my spare time. but it's done wonders; like yesterday i actually had some relevent small-talk to make with a pretty barrista. she was taking my order and apolgized about the fact that she was crying because she was cutting up onions and i told her about how when you cut onions sulphuric acid forms on the surface of your eyeball and that's why you cry: to wash away the acid burning your eyes. i thought it was very charming and intelligent-sounding but i think i may have scared her a little.  :|


also, last night i had a dream that my friend brought me to a fancy, roof-top record company party (he works at a recording studio) and he led me around introducing me to people and one of the people was Tania. i was like "hey, i know you from the internet!" and she was all "uh i don't know you. go away, weirdo." and it was kind of a bummer so now i just wanted to say:

HELLO, EVERYONE! MY NAME IS DANNY AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 11 Mar 2009, 11:26
FUCK YOU, MEMES.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Sox on 11 Mar 2009, 11:35
that is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 11 Mar 2009, 11:39
Hey blog!

We just recorded a song! It's just a little demo version that sounds like crap, but it's OK, we will make it good!

Love,
Dominik

PS: Some neighbour from across the street threatened to call the cops while we recorded, but they never came. Awesome!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Verergoca on 11 Mar 2009, 13:03
Blaaah, just one more day to finish the endreport (and then half a day to make sure there arent obvious spelling errors/half sentences and shit)...

*stresses a wee bit*
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 11 Mar 2009, 14:21
Today we did awesome theatre shit at school. I love it when the teachers just tell us "okay, here's the stage, here's what you'll get to work with, we want to see something awesome the next Friday". Best part is that we're not forced to dance (since traditional theatre is a no-no in drama class, we have to dance a lot). I'm playing a monologue where I'm an old demented man who occasionally forgets that his wife and son is dead. It's pretty cool, and people said that when I stared at where my character thinks his son is, I had the best look of desperation and sadness and they got pretty moved by the way I stared out into thin space. This boasts my confidence as an actor really, really much.

After that I got the best grade I have gotten after Chirstmas, a clean 6 (best grade there is), so I'm just happy with school right now. Then we had a meeting in my sword fight club, and I got semi-elected into the board (I attend meetings if one of the other board members can't). Then we went out to have coffee and it was really fun and great. This day is the best I've had in a while.


I got invited to a party by a friend from said sword fighting club, but a lot of the people who are going to be there is much older than me, and a lot of them doesn't like it when people younger than 18 drink, so I'm not sure if I want to go because they might get grumpy about me taking some beers and then the party will be bad for me and them and nah. I'll see what happens.

Now I'm going to go play Geneforge 5, which is the best shit Spiderweb software has delivered since Avernum 1-3. For you gamers who don't know what I'm talking about, you're missing out on awesome shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 11 Mar 2009, 14:27
Dear blog thread,

You know, for a singing competition, we sure don't do a whole lot of singing. I think per person, over a period of six hours every day, we maybe sing for 10 minutes. I sing more when I am not supposed to than when I am supposed to. I get yelled at for practicing the shit I'm supposed to be practicing. What the fuck am I supposed to do, eat my own shit for 5 hours and 50 minutes?

Also, we were assigned new songs to learn. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay and some song by some guy who sounds like an Italian version of Phil Collins.

Oh and do you want to know what most of our time today was spent doing? Okay, well, a big part of the show is "discussion." Today's discussion was about who each person thinks is the most attractive out of everybody else in the group. Since I don't answer such bullshit questions, I said the name of one of the guys from Kosovo (the two Kosovar dudes finally showed up again, and they are hellof rad to chill with). Everybody got a kick out of it except for the production crew. The producers can fuck themselves, I am not playing by their shitty rules anymore.

Love,
Me!

P.S. oh and the first elimination is at the end of the week and I can't wait to see a certain egotistical jackass get reamed up the ass. I am also dreading the possibility that somebody who has become a very good friend might also be among those eliminated. Fuckkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 11 Mar 2009, 19:14
Brog Bleed,

I got salmon in my eye last night. Don't ask me how it happened, I don't know. But all through today that eye has been itchy and sore and red. And I've felt vaguely nauseauted.

So for future reference - keep fish out of your eyes, cooked or no. It's not meant for that.

Also somebody was playing the new Chris Cornell album on campus today real loud and alls I can say is what the fuck Timbaland you used to be good at shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 11 Mar 2009, 19:36
My work opens back up again tonight and I am really fucking excited I don't care if its floor work fuck yeah just like old times.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 11 Mar 2009, 19:38
I was sick with a sore throat/flu type thing, but I got over by getting drunk Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. I feel great today! So I guess penicillin AND vodka tonics are magic.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Mar 2009, 19:56
Brog Bleed,

I got salmon in my eye last night. Don't ask me how it happened, I don't know. But all through today that eye has been itchy and sore and red. And I've felt vaguely nauseauted.

So for future reference - keep fish out of your eyes, cooked or no. It's not meant for that.

Also somebody was playing the new Chris Cornell album on campus today real loud and alls I can say is what the fuck Timbaland you used to be good at shit.

Maybe you've got a salmonella infection.

Awwwww yeah.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 11 Mar 2009, 20:16
Hey Patrick, are there Youtube videos of you online already?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 11 Mar 2009, 20:29
There is a person in the lab right now who clearly has alopecia.

I thought I should share that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 11 Mar 2009, 20:53
Why?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 11 Mar 2009, 22:12
I won 60$ in a poker game!

Also, a friend of mine somehow got a hold of some ladies' journal that ended up on the roof of an insane asylum.


It was weird shit.  For example:


I feel like I have roach spray on me.
February 27, 2009  9:53 a.m.


ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: IronOxide on 11 Mar 2009, 22:21
Hear Flog Bread,

I have been having major troubles with college today. I have a paper to write, and I have been sucking at my other classes in a way that is making me upset and depressed in the rest of my life. I am actually having such trouble writing this paper that is due friday that I am afraid that it is a sign of manic-depression. So far today I have: gotten a 66% on my calculus, not practiced at all, and sat in a chair for over six hours and not come up with a single idea for this goddamn paper.

I'm thinking that I might not actually be cut out for college. I don't want to write about this just because I have to do so, I want to do assignments because I can see how they will prepare me for my possible future career. Calculus I can understand, music theory and aural skills and piano I can understand, but gothic literature is not something that will help with my future occupation, and it is my biggest goddamn hurdle. How does it make sense that a throwaway english class instructed by a hack professor with an apparent crippling disability to offer original insight into the material my biggest problem class?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spike on 11 Mar 2009, 22:39
Perhaps it is because it is not something that will help you with your future occupation, and that it's a "throwaway english class instructed by a hack professor with an apparent crippling disability to offer original insight into the material." Or in shorter terms, you don't really see the point and are not motivated to do well in that class?

While I understand that you don't want to write about it because you have to, think of it as preparation for a future occupation.  Odds are, there are things you won't want to do, but have to anyway regardless of how much you like the occupation. Or was that a rhetorical question that flew right over my head?

As for myself, life can stop surrounding me with cute women that have absolutely no interest in me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: IronOxide on 11 Mar 2009, 22:50
I am actually kind of sorry that I unloaded that on you people. For some reason I write better after I unload all of my frustrations at once and just let them be, and for some reason it works better with a captive audience. I have unloaded fully and completely, put that behind me, and in the half hour or so since I wrote that, I got a kickass idea for my paper and outlined most of it. (this is why I don't generally blogthread I whine and then my problems go away, and I feel like a douche for bitching).

Also those words were perhaps a little harsh towards this professor, but while she is rather well read and has a good grasp on literary form and prose structure, her thematic insights can often be a bit lackluster in my opinion, but hey, she's a doctor and I'm not, so who am I to judge?

Love you all,
Adam
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 11 Mar 2009, 23:05
A friend's band is playing at a nearby bar every Sunday this month. Last week I went to see the band (for the second time), and took a (female, heterosexual) friend along. My friend looks at the band's trumpeter and says "She's gorgeous."

Yes. Yes she is. Thankyou for bringing that to my attention, I didn't really feel like having another crush just yet. Sigh. Guess I'll have to go introduce myself this coming Sunday, then.

(EDIT: I'm not really that annoyed, I just really don't want to get another hopeless crush on a girl.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Mar 2009, 23:11
Everyone knows playing the trumpet makes you 17% hotter.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 11 Mar 2009, 23:15
Oh and in other news I am seriously now only one draft away from finishing the manuscript for this novel that I've been working on, on-and-off, for the last few years, and due to the editing process I've been reading it through again for the umpteenth time, and oh shit not only am I not bored by it even though I've read it so many times, I think it might actually be good and I will probably be ready to start looking for a publisher by the end of the month.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 11 Mar 2009, 23:16
whole buncha stuff

A couple of things

1) Do you really have to take this class? College systems are different, but if you can, just drop it.
2) Don't make the mistake of simply analysing the themes of a book, that is high-school level lit analysis. It's like the first thing you should probably try to isolate but remember that a novels historical context, language, and even its standing in the field of criticism itself can all be analysed at equally deep levels. Over analysing themes is really easy to do if you're not paying attention and its entirely possible your professor is uninterested in exploring the thematic aspects of the book because their experience is that focusing on it degrades the students abilities to look at the other important parts.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 11 Mar 2009, 23:48
Harry! That's awesome!

It is late and I need to finish a paper. woooo, mid-terms.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Mar 2009, 01:13
[...] hopeless crush [...]

It might not be hopeless. Also: congrats on the novel.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 12 Mar 2009, 01:29
Everyone knows playing the trumpet makes you 17% hotter.
This is why Zach Condon is hot, because he's stacked the hotness percentages on top of each other.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Mar 2009, 01:42
Moved the last of my shit into my house yesterday, got fucked up on hash cookies, went to see Watchmen (AWESOME) and then just hung out today scattered as shit.

Anyway my new housemate just got home and we had a chat about minimal techno and progressive house (shut up prog house rules) and electronic music in general and it turns out he puts on parties in the city and out in the bush, and he is basically a fucking rad dude.

Looking forward to living here.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 12 Mar 2009, 02:12
Everyone knows playing the trumpet makes you 17% hotter.
This is why Zach Condon is hot, because he's stacked the hotness percentages on top of each other.

Trumpet on top of . . . pasty crumple-faced scowler?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 12 Mar 2009, 04:42
Hey Patrick, are there Youtube videos of you online already?

This.  I was just looking for one yesterday and the only thing I came up with was some chick. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 12 Mar 2009, 05:04
I'm skipping my second class today for two very rad reasons:

1. It means my break starts that much sooner

2. I have to go to the post office and mail a guitar neck to someone.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Mar 2009, 05:11
Are you going to mail the rest piece by piece until they pay the ransom?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 12 Mar 2009, 06:56
No. The body's destroyed, pretty much. The neck's in good shape, so I sold it through another forum.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 12 Mar 2009, 07:01
Hey mystery annoying man who wants in before I've even turned on the lights -
Don't come banging on my door when I haven't even opened the store yet. I will not let you in. Gotta get my caffeine, son.

Also, it is fucking cold.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 12 Mar 2009, 07:02
You should have let him in, then hit him in the face with the "CLOSED" sign.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Mar 2009, 07:07
Holy shit An Horse was just performing on David Lettermen, I used to chat to her all the time when I went into Skinnies, that is fucking cool, I didn't know they'd gotten so big.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 12 Mar 2009, 07:09
We don't have a closed sign. We do have a crowbar, however.

How about that, sucka.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 12 Mar 2009, 07:32
Goddammit why can I suddenly no longer watch the Daily Show online? No matter which browser I try! It better just be because they've temporarily fucked up the website, if it turns out they've suddenly decided to not let people outside the U.S. watch it, then so help me I'll . . .
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 12 Mar 2009, 07:32
We don't have a closed sign. We do have a crowbar, however.

How about that, sucka.

Not a bad idea. And you could ditch the body in the dumpster.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 12 Mar 2009, 07:43
Holy shit An Horse was just performing on David Lettermen, I used to chat to her all the time when I went into Skinnies, that is fucking cool, I didn't know they'd gotten so big.

I saw An Horse in Shepherd's Bush in June when they were touring with Tegan and Sara. They're way good.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Mar 2009, 08:00
Yeah she used to be in a great local power pop band called Iron On that I really liked and then they kind of disappeared and I never realised An Horse was her new band and never got around to checking them out cause by the time they'd formed I was working weekends and stopped going to shows as often.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 12 Mar 2009, 08:32
Goddammit why can I suddenly no longer watch the Daily Show online? No matter which browser I try! It better just be because they've temporarily fucked up the website, if it turns out they've suddenly decided to not let people outside the U.S. watch it, then so help me I'll . . .

...watch Channel 10?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 12 Mar 2009, 09:03
FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN FUCK UCONN

So when I first accepted admissions here they asked me to spend a couple years in the Ms program because I was a lazy undergrad and had a fairly low GPA. They said I just needed to maintain a 3.0 and apply again and I would have no problem. So I applied this December and yesterday I found out that I'm on the stupid motherfucking wait list. I asked why, and this is the response from the head of the search committee:

"There was nothing about your application we didn't like, except maybe that you're  an "upgrade", and we focus first on applicants from outside."

So he's telling me that because I've worked my ass off here, TA'd multiple semesters, maintained a 3.3 I might not get in simply because I'm already here! He said I'm 2nd on the list and have a good chance of getting in, but this still really pisses me off.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 12 Mar 2009, 09:25
That's gay as shit.


In other news, I need recommendations for a good padlock.

My brother just will not stop stealing my shit and selling it for weed.  It doesn't even have to be a good lock, just something that can withstand something like a hammer, because he's not smart enough to know how to use bolt cutters.  He's also pretty weak, anyways. 


But yeah, I won that 60$ poker game, woke up the next morning and realize that I don't have a 360 controller anymore.  FUCK, kid.  Way to kill my good mood.  Does anyone know where I could possibly sell basketball jerseys?  A consignment shop, maybe?  I am just going to sell a bunch of his shit this weekend and hope that I can get a quarter of what he owes me back.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 12 Mar 2009, 10:29
Why does he keep stealing your stuff for weed? Surely he has his own crap he can sell?

Also Blog thread, I have to do 100 more words about Africa and a bibliography and refference list for Africa and Religious wars essays, I have 6 more hours to do this before the library stops letting me print stuff and for some odd reason I am worried that I am not going to do that well? Why I usually end up doing the references minuites before and they are shockingly bad, why now that I have a lot of time to do them in do I panic?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 12 Mar 2009, 10:53
Well, then he wouldn't have any stuff, would he?  Better to get rid of other people's things first.  He's even sold things that we bought back to replace what he took.  Two copies of Guitar Hero 3 and Call of Duty 4, for one.

He has a bunch of DVD's that he doesn't watch, a brand new iPod Nano that he doesn't use, and a whole bunch of clothes he doesn't wear, which I'm going to sell this weekend.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 12 Mar 2009, 11:03
Yeah, the obvious answer is that the guy is being a rather disgustingly selfish asshole. If he literally didn't have anything to sell, I rather doubt he'd be spending this money on weed rather than necessities.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Mar 2009, 11:24
So, blog thread, I bought one of Rene Engström's originals.  This one (http://anderslovesmaria.reneengstrom.com/2008/05/28/159-father/).  It came with a sheet of notes and sketches, including for a couple of frames which didn't make it to the comic; I am well pleased.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Tom on 12 Mar 2009, 14:39
She is certainly a very entertaining person.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 12 Mar 2009, 15:35
That is very cool, Paul. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 12 Mar 2009, 16:52
Goddammit why can I suddenly no longer watch the Daily Show online? No matter which browser I try! It better just be because they've temporarily fucked up the website, if it turns out they've suddenly decided to not let people outside the U.S. watch it, then so help me I'll . . .

...watch Channel 10?

But doesn't Channel 10 only show the weekly version? And then only intermittently?

EDIT: Yay! The site's working again!!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Mar 2009, 19:12
Oh man I just went to Parliament House (the state one, not the federal one) to cover a public lecture on GM crops. I had to go through a security check and everything.

This farmer from the US spoke about how he got sued by Monsanto, it was pretty interesting. Also another farmer from Canada spoke about how the introduction of GM canola has basically removed the possibility of growing non-GM canola in Canada.

I'm a bit annoyed though 'cause I could only get a cardioid mic at short notice and didn't have enough time to set it up on the podium, so I had to sit up the front with the gain right up which means I'm going to have a fair bit of background shit... ah well.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 12 Mar 2009, 19:14
Dimmukane, your brother is pretty much fulfilling the negative stereotype of people who smoke weed and you should stop him from doing that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 12 Mar 2009, 21:43
Dear black thread.

The beans are spilled! I talked to the girl I made out with last week about the other girl I have a crush on (Bookstore Girltm). She said that she (the otehr girl) asked her about me, too. Not in that way, but it is a start. I mean it's really awesome, because apparently she cares about me! My friend said she's going to talk to her about it.

The bad news: Bookstore Girltm is moving to god-damn Berlin in September! ARGH.

drunkenly yours,
Dominik
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Mar 2009, 21:49
Berlin is apparently awesome. Maybe you should go there too? But not like in a stalky kind of way.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Mar 2009, 22:01
Work opened up again today finally and I went in for a beer at noon to check it out figuring it would be ok since my shift starts at 10 and ten hours  was enough of a buffer zone but I got in trouble and now I feel really shitty and I'm starting to think I don't even want to go back if they're going to get like that and oh god I feel like shit and just want to quit and maybe get a job stocking shelves or something because I'm fucking sick of having a job where this is even a problem because obviously people do not trust me enough to be sensible about this shit even though I've never done anything to indicate I couldn't be trusted and I've been nothing but a model fucking employee.

You can tell when I'm upset because I love run on sentences.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Mar 2009, 22:06
Uh... you got in trouble because you went in for a beer before your shift, is that right?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Mar 2009, 22:15
Ten hours before my shift started yes thats right
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Mar 2009, 22:31
Man that's fucking stupid. Them, not you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 12 Mar 2009, 22:43
I think they're just being sensitive about it because they've just opened and I'm being sensitive about it because I'm a giant wuss but I just kind of assumed the old ten hour gap policy still applied and I'm just not used to people getting annoyed at me because as much as it may surprise some people, I'm really very sensible when it comes to things like drinking at the same place I work, and drinking before work.

The thing that really pisses me off was that I ordered a Coopers, and they'd forgotten to put it on the till so I stood there for ten minutes waiting for my change while they sorted this out and if I had been a normal customer I would have gotten fed up and fucked off once they did. Considering how much they've drilled it into us that we should be making a good first impression for the hotel now that we're open again after 8 months I think I actually helped diagnose a pretty annoying problem by going in there in the first place.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 12 Mar 2009, 22:57
Dangit blog thread I am fantastically infatuated with a lady but I am shy and I think she might have a boyfriend but I am not sure, and OH WAIT I still have a girlfriend. Shit. Gonna have to do some talking and thinking to reconcile this shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 12 Mar 2009, 22:59
Oh man you're like me two months ago.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 12 Mar 2009, 23:08
Thanks! At the moment, at my most confident, I'm leaning towards the new one because she has (inadvertantly) hooked me so hard.  I get excited just to see her and I get nervous when I talk to her, and my stomach kind of rises, and she's adorable and pretty and she speaks German and welds and oh goodness. It's the most intense I've felt about anyone in a long time. But! Haste is bad.

Things turn out okay for you?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 12 Mar 2009, 23:53
I have proposed hangouts with a girl from the internet who is pretty much the coolest person ever. Or a serial killer.
If you don't hear from me again, you'll know it was the latter.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Mar 2009, 01:33
De El, I am in a vaguely similar situation in that I have mad crushes on this girl at my work despite the fact that I am in a pretty happy and stable relationship. I am flirty as all fuck off with Work Girl who is a generally cool, attractive and funny person who actually seems to enjoy my company. Whereas my girlfriend has now started working more, has less money than ever and has all kinds of worries that make her much more stressed and tired which all makes her much less happy to see me and more tired and grumpy. Problem was that it was kind of subtle since Ingelise is not really one to complain or address issues when they come up so for the last few weeks I've thought she has just been being a jerk.

The point I'm making here is that there might not be anything particularly wrong with your current relationship and maybe you just need to identify any problems and see how or if they can be fixed as it might not be worth throwing away what you already have for a relationship with someone else that may not work out.
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Post by: Spluff on 13 Mar 2009, 01:40
Dear girl thread,

Girls. Ugh. Frustrating.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Mar 2009, 02:17
Dear girl thread, I have good girl news! (I don't mean news of good girls, I mean good news regarding girls.)

So this girl at work who I kind of have a bit of a crush on but mostly just want to be friends with, the one I was going to ask to come to the cinema with me and my friends, well I asked her and she didn't seem scared like I was a creepy stalker! She isn't sure if she can come or not but you can't have everything.

But I didn't actually want to write about girls, I was just following on a theme. Did I ever tell you guys about going to London? I think I had a bit of a rant about it because my friend cancelled on me, and I'm still cross :( but we're talking again because bearing grudges is childish. Having said that, I haven't seen him yet today and he's in college so he must be hiding from me somewhere. People, I need advice. How do boy brains work?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2009, 02:20
Sex sex sex food food food
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 13 Mar 2009, 02:22
[...] How do boy brains work?

Badly, usually. But given enough booby and/or things to eat you can pretty much get away with anything.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 13 Mar 2009, 03:54
Well, I'm an ass man, myself, but that's pretty accurate nonetheless.

Dear blog thread,

Flirty Kosovar Girl decided that her classical singing career needed more attention. I guess she's pretty famous in Kosovo now. It feels pretty awesome to have hung out with somebody who is famous in Kosovo.

Yesterday the show people decided that since there's so many people who play guitar this season, they're going to have a little workshop for songwriting. I guess that is pretty cool, but the guy was like "Play me something you've composed" and I played something, just as an example, not wanting to change anything. The guy completely cut it open and fucked the bloody wound and it sounded horrible and oh my god I wanted to smack him. That song is kindof personal to me, see, and I don't like some nearly-complete stranger fucking it up.

I have had beer for lunch for two days in a row now, I think I should probably stop this shit.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 13 Mar 2009, 05:23
Man every time you guys start talking about flirty semi-not-really-kinda cheating on your girlfriends it makes me so sad:(
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Post by: negative creep on 13 Mar 2009, 06:15
Berlin is apparently awesome. Maybe you should go there too?

Oh, I know. I've wanted this for a long time, actually. It's just not going to happen. There is just so much here that I can't/don't want to leave behind. Not right now at least.

But tonight I might be going out with her! Crazy! (not on a date, though)


Brett, does that mean you can't even drink during work?


Patrick: What about those god-damn videos now?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 13 Mar 2009, 06:48
Man every time you guys start talking about flirty semi-not-really-kinda cheating on your girlfriends it makes me so sad:(

Glad I'm not the only one. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Mar 2009, 07:17
To be fair since I've figured out why my girlfriend has been so out of sorts since I got back from Boston (this has been going on for like 2 months) over the last few days things have greatly improved between us  and I've since stopped flirting with Work Girl. Though I did give her a hug today but that's because her cat got run over yesterday.
The whole point is that if your eyes are wandering because you think your relationship isn't that great anymore you might need to do a bit more communicating and find out if you're not paying enough attention (which is what I was doing...or not doing depending on how you want to phrase it). Besides, it wouldn't make much sense for me to break up with a girl who very recently grabbed me by the neck, sucked on my head for about 15 seconds and ran away screaming "I'M TEN TIMES MORE INTELLIGENT!!!"
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: IronOxide on 13 Mar 2009, 07:43
paaaaaaaaaaapeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrr

fuuuuckkkkiingggggggggggggggg

dooooonnnnnnnneeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evernew on 13 Mar 2009, 08:01
I sometimes amuse/annoy the meebly audience with tales of my forays into the unknown depths of the female world ... boy that came out wrong.

Anyway, after a string of fizzers, disappointments and hopefully meaningless rolls in the hay (more on that later), I'm not that into it anymore.
Cue a montage set to a sad guitar song. Walking through drizzling rain, seeing somebody miss the bus, a dog taking a poop on a little kitty and more sadness.

Until a girl I had met six weeks ago and had loose text messaging contact with decided to cut a few corners and added me to her ICQ where we talked. For the following six hours (midnight to 6 AM this morning, roundabouts). It feels like both she and I wanted to get as much of the conversation bits not leading to makeouts out of the way before we see each other again.
Oh, right, right now she lives 400 km south of me. And she's going to India and Nepal in April.
But she is free in the last week of March so she's coming to visit me and staying at my place for two days.

So that's awesome.

On a darker page in the story of the 2009 so far is a weird friendship-cum-non-relationship between my friend T and me. I met her right before breaking up with my now-ex (unrelated). She got out of a couple bad ones recently. We're both more into sex than relationships right now. So it happens.
I'm concerned that the feelings she had for me first might flare up again and I don't want her to get hurt.

And since it got flushed in the photo thread, here is pictorial evidence that I am now a doctor:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/21maucg.jpg)
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Post by: Ladybug on 13 Mar 2009, 08:17
Jesus, sometimes I wonder what goes on in my head. A friend just called, who I haven't really seen in forever, and she's super nice. She asked if I wanted a book that she had borrowed back, and I said sure, we could meet up on Monday, and then she asked if I maybe wanted to join her for dinner today. And my immediate response: "Oh, that would've been so nice, but I just started my own dinner!" ....which I hadn't. I mean, I'd planned it, and taken out all the stuff, but I hadn't started, and having dinner with someone would be totally nice. I am a fucking expert at making up silly excuses to avoid being social, even when I want to, and without even thinking about it, it just happens, and then I realize a minute later what I just did.

Why, oh, why? It's so fucking dumb.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 13 Mar 2009, 08:19
Same thing here. You're not alone.

Hey ... that was a social moment!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evernew on 13 Mar 2009, 08:20
If in that moment you hug and you still feel cold, it's not a social moment ;).
Now let go of your computer screen.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 13 Mar 2009, 10:01
Dearest Blog Thread,

In half an hour I will get on a bus that will take me to another bus, and that bus will take me on the most excellent road trip adventure thing! (this one (http://stlf.net/Pay%20it%20forward_College%20Tour.html)) So I will be not as present as normal for the next week or so. My laptop is coming along on this journey but I have no idea if we will have wireless access ever, so I cannot make guarantees.

By the way, if you live near Rochester, MN, Chicago, IL, Fishers, IN, Asheville, NC, Chattanooga, TN, or Memphis, TN, give me a shout/facebook me/call me if you have my number. We can HANG OUT for maybe a couple hours.

Bye kids!

<3 Liz
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: WriterofAllWrongs on 13 Mar 2009, 12:07
Dear Blog Thread,

For the past couple of weeks I have basically been sitting around and moping for lack of a job and lack of anything to do.  I'm homeschooled (and have all the credits required to get into college so I'm basically graduated), but the majority of my friends are Sophomores or Juniors who are still inaccessible for about three hours of the day that would be mad hangout times in summer or some other holiday, so I've mostly been sort of attached to the computer for hours out of the day.  I'm getting pretty tired of it pretty fast, and it's affecting my relationship with my girlfriend negatively, and I just need something to do but I just can't for the life of me think of anything to do.  I live on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, which aren't really noted for their beauty or ambiance, so I can't really get into just walking around like I used to when I was living in the heart of the city.  Suggestions?


- Christien
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Mar 2009, 12:58
Jon, WHEN THE FUCK DID A RECORD STORE MOVE IN AT THE END OF YOUR STREET?

I am lucky I didn't buy anything.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 13 Mar 2009, 13:13
Man every time you guys start talking about flirty semi-not-really-kinda cheating on your girlfriends it makes me so sad:(

Glad I'm not the only one. 
I think that the important thing with relationships isn't that you don't want to fuck other people, it's that you don't fuck other people. Expecting the former is unrealistic and thus sort of (inadvertently) controlling. I think boys and girls who never cheat should get a gold star for self-control.

But hey, that's me.

Girl thread,

A douchebag at my workplace who never pulled his weight got fired, so I'm probably taking his hours and getting bumped up to 20 a week, which will be nice for the Chicagotimes.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 13 Mar 2009, 13:39
Patrick: What about those god-damn videos now?

Man can you at least wait for the goddamn season premiere to air so I can tape it first? Thanks.

Man every time you guys start talking about flirty semi-not-really-kinda cheating on your girlfriends it makes me so sad:(

Okay I was so not flirting back with Kosovo Girl anyway, so I hope this was not directed at me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Mar 2009, 14:39
Okay so I finally have pictures of my little bachelorette pad but i have changed some of the furniture around since and also made it a lot less messy but oh well.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/kitch.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/robe.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/desk-1.jpg)
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Post by: KvP on 13 Mar 2009, 14:57
Nice place!
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Post by: evernew on 13 Mar 2009, 15:14
I have a bachelor pad too!

(http://i42.tinypic.com/24cd11j.jpg)
My beloved couch and monster comfy chair

(http://i41.tinypic.com/149a2ic.jpg)
My desk that mounts into my shelf

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2hq6yx2.jpg)
Bed (yeah t-shirt pillowcases and pink t-shirts big whoop wanttofightaboutit?)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/pc70x.jpg)
Closets! Two of them. They match my bed and my below-the-bed storage box so much they even have the same name.

Oh Ikea, how I love you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 13 Mar 2009, 17:17
I am going to get dressed and go watch my friends dress up in drag and be silly. Yay fun!
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Post by: valley_parade on 13 Mar 2009, 17:37
Jon and I are watching baseball and waiting for pizza.

The internet, we hang out sometimes.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2009, 19:56
Oh man, do we ever.

I am in a suit, Blog Thread. I have started wearing a suit for no particular reason except that I look really fucking good in suits. Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 13 Mar 2009, 20:02
That is a good reason, and a good thing.

Ten thumbs up.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2009, 20:04
Only problem is now I have to buy more suits oh noooooo
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 13 Mar 2009, 20:40
Now I have to buy more suits fuck yessssssss
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 13 Mar 2009, 22:56
Dear Blog Thread,

For the past couple of weeks I have basically been sitting around and moping for lack of a job and lack of anything to do.  I'm homeschooled (and have all the credits required to get into college so I'm basically graduated), but the majority of my friends are Sophomores or Juniors who are still inaccessible for about three hours of the day that would be mad hangout times in summer or some other holiday, so I've mostly been sort of attached to the computer for hours out of the day.  I'm getting pretty tired of it pretty fast, and it's affecting my relationship with my girlfriend negatively, and I just need something to do but I just can't for the life of me think of anything to do.  I live on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, which aren't really noted for their beauty or ambiance, so I can't really get into just walking around like I used to when I was living in the heart of the city.  Suggestions?


- Christien
Oh, come on. Did you guys really ignore this.

You're mean.

I'd probably pick up an instrument.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 14 Mar 2009, 02:25
Patrick: What about those god-damn videos now?

Man can you at least wait for the goddamn season premiere to air so I can tape it first? Thanks.

Well, o-kaaaaaaaaaaaay


In other news: shitshitshitshit
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 14 Mar 2009, 03:12
Dear Blog Thread,

For the past couple of weeks I have basically been sitting around and moping for lack of a job and lack of anything to do.  I'm homeschooled (and have all the credits required to get into college so I'm basically graduated), but the majority of my friends are Sophomores or Juniors who are still inaccessible for about three hours of the day that would be mad hangout times in summer or some other holiday, so I've mostly been sort of attached to the computer for hours out of the day.  I'm getting pretty tired of it pretty fast, and it's affecting my relationship with my girlfriend negatively, and I just need something to do but I just can't for the life of me think of anything to do.  I live on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, which aren't really noted for their beauty or ambiance, so I can't really get into just walking around like I used to when I was living in the heart of the city.  Suggestions?


- Christien
Oh, come on. Did you guys really ignore this.

You're mean.

I'd probably pick up an instrument.

Playing guitar's made me more socially awkward and clearly less social.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 14 Mar 2009, 06:33

I think that the important thing with relationships isn't that you don't want to fuck other people, it's that you don't fuck other people. Expecting the former is unrealistic and thus sort of (inadvertently) controlling. I think boys and girls who never cheat should get a gold star for self-control.


It's not so much the idea that you might have a fantasy about having sex with someone else.  It's the flirting and stuff.  I assume Jon thinks about sleeping with someone else (i don't know who, and i don't much care), but if he was actually flirting with someone, that'd bug the hell out of me (unless he was getting free drinks at a bar or something).  Not cheating is not hard if you care for the person you're with. 

To clarify, I'm not saying it's wrong to be attracted to someone else, but acting at all on that is not cool in my book.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 14 Mar 2009, 06:51
If my SO told me I had to not flirt with anyone I would basically have a choice between dumping them and not talking to other human beings.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Mar 2009, 07:05
What makes me giggle is that if you think that your signficant other does not flirt with other people you are probably a little naiive and if you say that you don't flirt with other people then you are probably lyng.

I don't mind flirting with other people because it's just kind of something that I do anyway. The reason flirting with Work Girl was bothering me (and why I've since stopped) was because I actually found myself actively thinking about her when she wasn't around which is not something I usually do (I usually think about my girlfriend and ways with which to confuse, amuse and/or irritate her).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: axerton on 14 Mar 2009, 07:09
Pen, you seem to assume that flirting is sexual, but it doesn't have to be. I flirt with dozens of girls, most of them have boyfriends and all of them know it's purely innocent fun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Krina on 14 Mar 2009, 09:41
I had a piece of fish for my dinner last night. There were quite a few fishbones in it. After a while, I got tired of picking them out. So when I then saw another fishbone, I thought I'd just swallow it. At the time, it seemed small enough for that but in retrospective it probably wasn't. The fishbone got stuck in my tonsil and kept tickling my gag reflex. I felt a little silly, just sitting there and wretching, so I went to the boys downstairs for help. They laughed about me but couldn't pull it out. So I went to see my GP today, whose practice was open this Saturday, and thankfully, he removed the fishbone from my tonsil. He told me that in thirty years as a doctor, he had never seen anything like that. At least I gave him a story to tell at the pub.

So does this count as a near-death experience? If it does, I'm none the wiser for it.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 14 Mar 2009, 09:50
Pen, you seem to assume that flirting is sexual, but it doesn't have to be.

Then I suppose we have different definitions of flirting.  I can accept that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Mar 2009, 09:55
Dear Blog Thread

I decided to check when the check for my tax return would come in yesterday.  After checking my bank account I then went to the IRS and went through the process of finding when it should have been sent.  It told me it was sent on March 3rd, yet it isn't there.  I called up the IRS and told them this and besides the woman on the other siding being incredibly lippy she was of no help aside from telling me to take it up with my bank since they sent it.  I went to the bank today and they told me they never received anything.  As it turns out they changed the system from last year, which is why I got my state check in the mail instead of direct deposit, and they haven't even gotten a notice that they took it back.  So now I have to wait till Monday to call the IRS to trace it.

Oh, and I guess I have a cracked tooth.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evernew on 14 Mar 2009, 10:42
On a darker page in the story of the 2009 so far is a weird friendship-cum-non-relationship between my friend T and me. I met her right before breaking up with my now-ex (unrelated). She got out of a couple bad ones recently. We're both more into sex than relationships right now. So it happens.
I'm concerned that the feelings she had for me first might flare up again and I don't want her to get hurt.

It happened.
Today, via IM, she told me how pissed off she was at the disparity between the men she likes, the men that like her and the one man she 'wants'.
Which is me. Yeah yeah high fives and all aside, this is very flattering but also sort of bad news.

She is carrying it in stride and says she's happy and awesome and little rainbows will grow out of her ears if she was any happier ...
... but I'm not buying all of it.

She is pretty fragile (a lot of disappointments and tragedies in her past).
And sometimes when we meet we do proper couple stuff like cuddle while watching TV. Or nailing each other silly.

All this leads me to the conclusion that she uses sex to compensate for the closeness and companionship she misses from relationships.
But as I said, my job starts in a few weeks and I'll be traveling and working and not there to do all that.
What do i do?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 14 Mar 2009, 11:11
Blogtrd:

I am going to a party tonight. The other people are between 20 and 30. I'm 17. These people are all awesome, and they like me (I guess), but they are so much more experienced in the whole partying field. I guess I'll just have to try and fit in. This is where I will have to trust my social skills. If I manage not to be awkward or get wasted and just have a great time, stuff will be good.

tl;dr: I'm fucked over.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 14 Mar 2009, 11:54
It's not so much the idea that you might have a fantasy about having sex with someone else.  It's the flirting and stuff.  I assume Jon thinks about sleeping with someone else (i don't know who, and i don't much care), but if he was actually flirting with someone, that'd bug the hell out of me (unless he was getting free drinks at a bar or something).  Not cheating is not hard if you care for the person you're with. 

To clarify, I'm not saying it's wrong to be attracted to someone else, but acting at all on that is not cool in my book.

For my partand I think I kind of helped spark the discussion, I'm sorry I didn't take more part in itI've been with the person I'm with long enough for us to grow apart, and I moved away so we only see each other once every few months anyhow. Maybe it just doesn't make sense for us to stay together anymore. Maybe this is just a logical progression to someone new. I mean, what do you do? You go out with someone and then at some point, you don't feel the same way about each other as when you started it and then you split up. Is every relationship to be treated as if it'll be for life?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 14 Mar 2009, 14:15
So the summer camp/retreat centre type place where I've worked the past two summers has not hired me this year.  I'd applied for a new position, and was really excited about the possiblity of going again.  It's in a really beautiful location, right on the Okanagan lake in British Columbia, in the heart of BC's wine country.  The people I would have been working with are some of my best friends, and all in all it's a ton of fun, especially since I adore working with children.  It also pays really well.  So I'm pretty bummed about this not working out, even more so since I found out through an email, which I felt really terrible upon reading.

On the bright side now I'm considering going to Chicagocon.  Maybe?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 14 Mar 2009, 14:27
Evernew, tell her how you feel about it all(i.e. "I don't want a relationship," "It's flattering that you like me, but it'd be better if you didn't," "I'm leaving soon.") And stop fucking having sex with her jesus h christ. If you know this girl is banging you because it makes her feel close to someone, and whatnot, stop sticking your dick in her if you can't reciprocate. You are leading her on. Stop. Its mean, and the longer you do it, the more heartache you are gonna cause. Fucking stop fucking. Jesus.



Anyway, guys, I am trying to save money. I am also trying to keep sane. Should I go to the art supply store to buy some supplies to paint a picture for my livingroom?

Also, fucking god damn people. I hate people. First of all, if you want to talk to me, just fucking start talking. Don't sit next to me/in front of me, and move around a lot and grunt and sigh and stare at me because I will just fucking ignore you. Second of all, yes it hurt, no I don't regret it, yes I like it, no I don't think its strange, yes its in my cleavege, no it doesn't have another end, it does not come out anywhere, no its not some sexual thing, no I am not a freak, yes I can hear you whispering about me from across the room, yes I can tell you are staring at me, yes I am actually human and have feelings too, and it does actually bother me a lot that you feel the need to stare at me and make me feel like some sort of freak on display. Thirdly, fucking god damn I hate old people. And I know this makes me a terrible person.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Coward on 14 Mar 2009, 14:53
Also, fucking god damn people. I hate people. First of all, if you want to talk to me, just fucking start talking. Don't sit next to me/in front of me, and move around a lot and grunt and sigh and stare at me because I will just fucking ignore you. Second of all, yes it hurt, no I don't regret it, yes I like it, no I don't think its strange, yes its in my cleavege, no it doesn't have another end, it does not come out anywhere, no its not some sexual thing, no I am not a freak, yes I can hear you whispering about me from across the room, yes I can tell you are staring at me, yes I am actually human and have feelings too, and it does actually bother me a lot that you feel the need to stare at me and make me feel like some sort of freak on display. Thirdly, fucking god damn I hate old people. And I know this makes me a terrible person.

Sorry?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 14 Mar 2009, 15:02
Evernew, tell her how you feel about it all(i.e. "I don't want a relationship," "It's flattering that you like me, but it'd be better if you didn't," "I'm leaving soon.") And stop fucking having sex with her jesus h christ. If you know this girl is banging you because it makes her feel close to someone, and whatnot, stop sticking your dick in her if you can't reciprocate. You are leading her on. Stop. Its mean, and the longer you do it, the more heartache you are gonna cause. Fucking stop fucking. Jesus.

um, to be fair he did find out how she felt... today. it's not like this has been going on for weeks or something. and he also asked for advice as soon as he found out. there's no need to be so harsh, the fact that he's asking for help in the first place and hasn't wasted any time in doing so shows he's looking out for her best interests. not all people are completely terrible all the time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 14 Mar 2009, 15:21
Dear blog thread,

There is nothing shittier than seeing the look on somebody's face when you tell them that you don't think they're good enough for something you're both working your asses off for. I don't appreciate the journalists serving as a catalyst for drama over at Star Akademi and I never will. They don't give a fuck about our feelings, nobody there does except for us. Having to say no more or no less than 3 people who you think should be eliminated from the competition... fuck, I haven't felt this shitty or guilty in years.

I really want to apologize to the guy, and I'll do that the next chance I get. I'm seriously on the verge of crying. I don't like telling good people negative things. Especially when I'm given no choice. He's been nothing but a nice person to me, I honestly like the guy. I gave my honest opinion of how I think things will go, but that doesn't make me feel any goddamn better and I am thinking about ditching this stupid goddamn show altogether. I don't care what the goddamn prize is, 2,000 Euros or not. Nothing's worth losing respect for yourself.

Love,
Me
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evernew on 14 Mar 2009, 17:05
Evernew, tell her how you feel about it all(i.e. "I don't want a relationship," "It's flattering that you like me, but it'd be better if you didn't," "I'm leaving soon.") And stop fucking having sex with her jesus h christ. If you know this girl is banging you because it makes her feel close to someone, and whatnot, stop sticking your dick in her if you can't reciprocate. You are leading her on. Stop. Its mean, and the longer you do it, the more heartache you are gonna cause. Fucking stop fucking. Jesus.

um, to be fair he did find out how she felt... today. it's not like this has been going on for weeks or something. and he also asked for advice as soon as he found out. there's no need to be so harsh, the fact that he's asking for help in the first place and hasn't wasted any time in doing so shows he's looking out for her best interests. not all people are completely terrible all the time.

The situation is a little more complex than this. Yes, I think she uses sex to feel close to somebody. But a) I think it's not just me and b) I know that she also likes the sex for just the sex. Not just for the faux relationship.
Also, she does not follow a traditional school of the word and concept 'love'. I think she had a crush on me from day 1 but it was not a crush about me being a bangable guy. If that makes any sense. A friend-crush, if you will. A frush. Ask someone about it, it's a thing :P.
Like, she calls me 'my little heart' but she also calls her best female friend the same thing. I just happen to be a single guy in the vicinity.

So it's not all I am raging emotional warfare and she's France and just rolls over because she doesn't have any defense capabilities.
Sometimes I'm France and she rolls me over too!

And lastly, she also tells me to enjoy being single and being me. That may be a hidden grasp at an answer like "I don't want to sleep around anymore, I want a relationship" but if she wanted to say that she would.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 14 Mar 2009, 17:22
kinda cunty stuff
"Don't be a jerk!"


I meant it as more of a "Jesus why would you do that?? It is just silly!" than more of a "god you are such an asshole!" I realize now how I came off as pretty cunty, and I apologize. But I don't mean it terribly meanly.


Evernew, I don't mean to be a jerk, but in general, I think you should cut things out with this girl.



And Coward, can you not read? I don't understand the question.
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Post by: Reed on 14 Mar 2009, 17:27
I don't think he knows that you have dermal implants and didn't understand what you were talking about
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Post by: Gemmwah on 14 Mar 2009, 17:29
Whenever life gets me down, I shall watch this video and it will make everything okay again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06CvUjLgK5g

I'm cutting way back on the blogging because I have found that doing stuff about the shit that's going down is more effective than just whining about it. A lot of stuff has not gone my way in the past few months but I'm trying to look past that, and now I can't wait to really get my life moving again. It's been hard work getting this far, and I've got a lot more to come, but I know in the end it'll be better than what I'm stuck doing now.

Also, I totally can't fucking wait for September because I'm gonna go to PAX for the first time, and it's going to be the coolest thing. Oh and I found out that my line manager plays WoW, so we had about 2 hours of geek talk at work on Friday night, which was entirely immense.
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Post by: Coward on 14 Mar 2009, 17:57
And Coward, can you not read? I don't understand the question.

Apologies, I meant 'Sorry' as in 'I beg your pardon, but I don't understand what you mean.' Someone has explained it to me now.
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Post by: MrBlu on 14 Mar 2009, 18:32
Dear blog thread,

There is nothing shittier than seeing the look on somebody's face when you tell them that you don't think they're good enough for something you're both working your asses off for. I don't appreciate the journalists serving as a catalyst for drama over at Star Akademi and I never will. They don't give a fuck about our feelings, nobody there does except for us. Having to say no more or no less than 3 people who you think should be eliminated from the competition... fuck, I haven't felt this shitty or guilty in years.

I really want to apologize to the guy, and I'll do that the next chance I get. I'm seriously on the verge of crying. I don't like telling good people negative things. Especially when I'm given no choice. He's been nothing but a nice person to me, I honestly like the guy. I gave my honest opinion of how I think things will go, but that doesn't make me feel any goddamn better and I am thinking about ditching this stupid goddamn show altogether. I don't care what the goddamn prize is, 2,000 Euros or not. Nothing's worth losing respect for yourself.

Love,
Me
Yeah, really. That's another thing that angers me about those competitions. They're basically telling you that you NEED to step on everyone else to get to the top.

And that sucks.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 14 Mar 2009, 20:57
So on Saturday. Not today. Well, in four minutes it won't be today but anyway.
On Saturday, people are coming to my house and we will watch movies for 13 hours and 11 minutes. Hopefully, this will become a tradition between my friends and I. That would be amazing.
Here's the list...
Fight Club
The Dark Knight
Moulin Rouge
Amelie
Sweeney Todd
Pan's Labyrinth
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Post by: Allybee on 14 Mar 2009, 21:17
we do pi day right.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/stifled_dreams/pie.jpg?t=1237090663)
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Post by: Dimmukane on 14 Mar 2009, 21:29
So on Saturday. Not today. Well, in four minutes it won't be today but anyway.
On Saturday, people are coming to my house and we will watch movies for 13 hours and 11 minutes. Hopefully, this will become a tradition between my friends and I. That would be amazing.
Here's the list...
Fight Club
The Dark Knight
Moulin Rouge
Amelie
Sweeney Todd
Pan's Labyrinth

Man how does Moulin Rouge fit on that list.  That is like having a really good shrimp cocktail, eating fried shit, and then the best steak of your life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 14 Mar 2009, 21:38
Well watching The Dark Knight is like eating a sour candy then eating honey glazed chicken.

It'll only leave your brain confused.
(Epic plot-holes)
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Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2009, 00:32

Man how does Moulin Rouge fit on that list.  That is like having a really good shrimp cocktail, eating fried shit, and then the best steak of your life.

Maybe its because I went to visual and performing arts scools. Maybe its because I like intentionally cheesy love stories. Maybe its because I listen to the dresden dolls.

But I fucking love Moulin Rouge. Can you imagine how fun it would be to perform that musical?? God, its be amazing. Its such a fun story.  I just can't understand why people hate it so much. It makes me think they just don't get it.


Also, art school ruined me. I just finished(for the night, anyway) this awesome piece. Its great and beautiful, and awesome. Except after finishing it, I decided everything on it is wrong and horrible and even though its almost 3am here, I am thinking of calling one of my best friends, and asking him what he thinks I should do. I think the conversation would go as such...:

Me:"whiiinnneeeee what should I do about my picture? Its dumb and stupid whinnneee"
Him:"sigh........go to bed."
Me:"I don't want to go to bed. I'm off tomorrow and I'm gonna finsih this bottle of vodka whinnnnee"
Him:"sigh. Stop drinking and go to bed."
Me:"whine"
Him:"good night, Emaline."


There are reasons as to why I call him my big brother.


Anyway, I bought the Korg cartriage for my DS. Oh em gees I make awesome music.
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Post by: Patrick on 15 Mar 2009, 01:42
Dear blog thread,

Oh thank FUCK we have a day off. First time in two weeks. I may or may not be hanging with the two Kosovar dudes on the show.

I wound up crying myself to sleep last night because of the whole "telling a friend he is just not good enough to even get past the first elimination" thing. And the first chance I'll have to apologize is tomorrow, which happens to be the day of the exams.

Speaking of the exams, a handful of people said my name yesterday when it came time for their opinions on who should leave. I don't know how much that affects who gets booted, but I was the 4th most frequently-spoken name out of a group of 13 people (and the reasons they gave are perfectly legit, and I do not disagree with the reasons at all, having seen video of my performance). Odds are really not in my favor to survive this elimination. Which is goddamn fine by me, I don't ever want to hurt one of these people again.
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Post by: axerton on 15 Mar 2009, 04:48
Dear whinge thread.
Fuck dyslexia, truely and utterly fuck it.
Today was the first rehearsal for the play I'm in at the moment (Midsummer night's dream)
And for the most part it went well, all the rest of the cast are really cool, and I was there being my usual semi-awesome self, being loud and funny and showing something like leadership. But then it comes time to do a read through of the play and everyone else is being really clever, and funny or just doing some genuinly good acting but then there's me struggling through barely able to stumble over all my lines, which means that all the others there will go away thinking I'm some sort of brain dead moron who only got into the cast because I'm friends with the director.
argh
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Post by: Inlander on 15 Mar 2009, 05:13
MANUSCRIPT UPDATE:

I fully expect that at this time next week my manuscript will be finished. I've been working hard on it this weekend and I've ironed out all the little kinks and lingering questions and divided it up properly into chapters (eighteen of them) and now all I have to do is read it through one more time and then I think it'll be finished. If I push myself I can proof-read the whole thing in the next five days, leaving next weekend free to do any last-last-minute polishing, then it's time to try and find a publisher!

At last count: seven drafts for the section of the story set in the present, four for the section set in the past, and four for the whole thing with both storylines combined. That's quite a lot of work.
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Post by: Joseph on 15 Mar 2009, 06:49
Congratulations Harry!  That's awesome, and super impressive!

I hope the next steps go well!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2009, 13:41
Guys! I am a master baker/painter and I rock so much, and omnomnomnomnom I am baking banana bread right now and I fucking rock!
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Post by: Lines on 15 Mar 2009, 16:30
Today my mother and I primed our sun room and will probably finish painting it tomorrow. Goodbye ugly ugly paneling and hello bright and cheery room. I may actually have a nice, well lit place for reading finally!

Also, the local ice cream shop chain has brought back their blueberry pie ice cream from last year. I am so excited. It is the best thing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 15 Mar 2009, 16:48
But tonight I might be going out with her! Crazy! (not on a date, though)

Results: I have fallen completely in love on friday.

But: As I found out just an hour ago, that doesn't matter because apparently she doesn't want me.

Welcome to about 6 months of self-pity! Yay!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 15 Mar 2009, 17:17

Man how does Moulin Rouge fit on that list.  That is like having a really good shrimp cocktail, eating fried shit, and then the best steak of your life.
I fucking love Moulin Rouge.
This is how.

Maybe I like it because I'm into theatre stuff but I find it really amazing.
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Post by: DarkAvenger on 15 Mar 2009, 18:29
Dear Mog Ped,

For the last month I've been directing a play I've written to be performed at my school, while starring in the manistage (1 act, about 25 minutes long, while mine is about 15 minutes long) and acting as a minor character in another student's play. This means that every lunch hour until April is accounted for and the same with every day after school. Tomorrow we perform to see if we are able to take my play to Calgary's drama festival. Problem is, I am regretting even writing the damn thing. The other two plays I go up against are really good (one a seriously creative drama written by a girl I am in love with and the other a comedy that was accepted before it was even written) while mine is a detective genre parody.

With much angst,

I.

Ps. This is the first time I've posted here. Woo.
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Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2009, 18:44
Pleaase please plllleasseee tell me that your play is entitled "Sad Clown: The Biography Of John Wayne Gacy, A Musical!" and it remains true to its title. Please.


Or or or

"The Second Tallest Man From Illinois: The Mostly True Tale Of America's Greatest President, Abraham Lincoln. A Musical!"




(ITT we learn that Emaline prefers life as a musical)
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 15 Mar 2009, 18:45
Dear AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH,

I injured my index finger at work today and it fucking hurts.  It's nothing serious but I have to play two jazz concert-type-deals tomorrow and then two the next day.  This means I either have to play through it or not use that finger, both of which will be very frustrating.

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: DarkAvenger on 15 Mar 2009, 18:52
Pleaase please plllleasseee tell me that your play is entitled "Sad Clown: The Biography Of John Wayne Gacy, A Musical!" and it remains true to its title. Please.


Or or or

"The Second Tallest Man From Illinois: The Mostly True Tale Of America's Greatest President, Abraham Lincoln. A Musical!"




(ITT we learn that Emaline prefers life as a musical)

Actually it is called "Mr. Wolfe, Paranormal Detective" but tune in next week when our hero has regrets over submitting:

"The Miracle Musical Worker"

(Note: I am not actually such an awful person, I just know what makes a good musical)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 15 Mar 2009, 19:10
"The Second Tallest Man From Illinois: The Mostly True Tale Of America's Greatest President, Abraham Lincoln. A Musical!"

I would totally write this
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Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2009, 19:14
I want both of these musicals to be made, guys.

I'm working on the John Wayne Gacy one, despite everyone telling me it'd be offencive, and I'd need to apologize to the families of the victims.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 15 Mar 2009, 19:15
You'd get away with it if it was avant-garde. There's already a Charles Manson opera.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2009, 19:44
I don't know if avant garde would be the words to descibe it.

I want to tell the story of a real american horror. It such a surreal story. I want to explore everyone's emotions in the story. And tell it from everyone's point of view. It just interests me so much.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 15 Mar 2009, 19:48
...and also make it a musical.
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Post by: tommydski on 15 Mar 2009, 19:49
Welcome to about 6 months of self-pity! Yay!

Do you like Fleetwood Mac?

Rumours is one of the best sulking/feeling sorry for yourself records ever.
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Post by: negative creep on 15 Mar 2009, 19:56
Actually, I don't think I have heard anything by them yet.

As of now (=since I've heard the news) I've mostly been listening to Bob Dylan and an album by a danish band that played at the place I worked at on Saturday, which I have bought there.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2009, 20:02
...and also make it a musical.

I still want to have fun with it. And I dare you to tell me that music isn't emotional.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Mar 2009, 20:02
I was listening to some music earlier, and I have a lot of random tracks from people. Bad Brains was playing and I noticed myself air guitaring as I was reading something. As soon as I noticed and went "Wow. I'm really lame" the song ends and The Rose by Bette Midler plays. It was the best timing ever and I am happy because of it.

Less awesomely, I got a call from a friend last night at 3am crying and asking me to pick him up, though he didn't know where he was. I found him passed out in a snowbank. The irony of this is that all my friends know that if I was ever to kill myself, my plan is to get really really drunk and pass out outside in the winter and freeze to death in my sleep. That could have happened to him. (He is ok though)
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Post by: KvP on 15 Mar 2009, 20:11
Rumours is one of the best sulking/feeling sorry for yourself records ever.
I'm partial to The Idiot myself.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 15 Mar 2009, 20:35
I head straight for the first disc of 69 Love Songs.
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Post by: MrBlu on 15 Mar 2009, 20:38
You'd get away with it if it was avant-garde. There's already a Charles Manson opera.
I swore you said Charles Mingus and said "Wait, Emaline was right..." (The Clown)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 15 Mar 2009, 20:51
Great album.
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Post by: MrBlu on 15 Mar 2009, 21:25
So hello Interblag.

My weekend was awesome. Except when you hit the part where it comes back to bite you. No, I don't mean a hangover, I mean feeling out of whack due to lack of sleep/taking back that sleep time.

Friday, hell I can't even remember Friday. All I know is that I was over at UWI (I spend more time there now, sorry Em) watching hot girls dance.

Ok, I remember now. I was supposed to go watch a Grimm Tales play, but when I got to the hall that the play was being held, the friend who was supposed to show me where it was instead brought me to her dance recital practice. Which I didn't mind, because y'know... Watching hot girls dance. A couple minutes later, another UWI female friend of mine popped up (she's in the recital also), so we were hanging out. Which was fun.

Anyhoo, I had called another friend (who lives close to UWI) to pick me and my male friend up, and take us to the youth meeting at church, which was pretty fun.

Anyhoo, Saturday was our church's Health Fair (This church is eating my free time) so I spent the day volunteering with a bunch of friends, including the Med student who picked me up on Friday (she was volunteering as a pediatrician), and a girl who goes to school in Chicago who came to visit for Spring break. Came home, and spent the rest of the day playing Silkroad.

TODAY OMG I WAS SO TIRED. Going to bed at 3, bad idea. Waking up at 7 for (you guessed it) church, worse idea. I came home at 1 and bombed until 6. Had dinner and went back to sleep.


... This weekend was fun. Let's never do it again.
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Post by: Jace on 15 Mar 2009, 23:26
Hi again blog thread.
I've made a mistake choosing to work overnights. I asked for Friday nights off initially because I hang out with friends. Then (two weeks ago) I asked for Saturday nights off as well. They laughed and asked why. I told them that it is pretty hard to go out when you have to go to work at 11. Especially when the people you want to go out with have work or college in the morning on the weekdays. So when the schedule for this week showed up I was happy since I had Friday and Saturday off. And then I get to work today only to see that they decided to switch my Saturday off for Thursday. I guess there are a lot of checkouts on Sunday morning or something.
That doesn't mean I'm happy about it and I think in the 3 months I've been here I haven't seen management put out a schedule that hasn't been changed at least once after it was posted.

Also, and this is just icing on the cake, they still think its okay to have only one person working overnight unless its really really busy. And that is just bullshit. Like the schedule. This place runs terribly. I hate working overnights.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 16 Mar 2009, 00:55
I head straight for the first disc of 69 Love Songs.


only disc 1? Of the 69 songs i can't remember 10 actually happy ones.
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Post by: Eris on 16 Mar 2009, 00:56
More angry cookinnnnnng!

I get home from Sydney on sunday and notice that the dishes I left in the sink from a week ago haven't been touched. This was a bowl with some muffin making utensils in it (muffins the boys in the house ate most of, I might add) and a saucepan from when I made dinner on the tuesday and cooked mashed potato. Now as well as that there was an accumulation of dishes from throughout the week that were just left on the benches. I have used up the last of the clean forks. Seeing as I washed their dishes to make those muffins, I figured someone would wash these ones in return. Ha.

Dad sits in the shed smoking, watching TV and fuckin' drinking all day, the house is a shambles and the least he could do is wash the fuckin' dishes seeing as I have to make him his fuckin' dinner that he probably doesn't eat anyway!

This chilli con carne is pretty dang tasty for angry cooking, I must admit. So that is two fer two, maybe I should cook while pissed off more often?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gilead on 16 Mar 2009, 01:18
Dear blog thread, I hate school, and life, and my day, gonna go take an anger shit.
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Post by: Spluff on 16 Mar 2009, 02:13
That's probably a good way to give yourself haemorrhoids.
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Post by: Patrick on 16 Mar 2009, 02:30
I don't know if avant garde would be the words to descibe it.

I want to tell the story of a real american horror. It such a surreal story. I want to explore everyone's emotions in the story. And tell it from everyone's point of view. It just interests me so much.

You know, before the whole project collapsed, I was involved in the making of a musical version of Lord of the Flies. I was so disappointed that it never got past the drawing board.

Dear blog thread,

Yesterday was a day off. I admit, before the show, I was not very content with laying around the house, doing fuck-all all the time. But yesterday? Man that is the last thing I wanted to stop doing. Funny how two solid 42-hour weeks of hair-pulling stress can do that to you.

While we're on the subject of anger shits: Today is exam day and I think I will just enter the vocal booth, drop trou, and leave a giant steamer for everybody to enjoy. That is how I feel about this stupid shitty show right now.

Love,
Me
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Post by: Metope on 16 Mar 2009, 07:20
Dear blog thread,

Today I'm supposed to write my assignment, but I am not feeling productive at all so I'm doing random stuff on the internet instead. As a result I've learned that it's the Norwegian prime ministers birthday today, and I came across this picture of him from the 80's.

(http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/532/532067/5320674/jpg/active/503x.jpg)

Yeah uh... Happy birthday mr. Stoltenberg, thank you for making me laugh.

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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Mar 2009, 07:28
Scandinavia has the most amazing politicians.
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Post by: evernew on 16 Mar 2009, 08:00
I did a carpenter.
That is all.
No other news.
I'm pretty much a one trick pony these days.
But the trick (pretty random sex) is getting old.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 16 Mar 2009, 08:31
Dear Blog Thread,

Work is awesome I am awesome also I am smoking weed using a tooheys new can modified into a makeshift pipe right now aw yeah. When shit is going right like this I don't even care about the fact that I am hopeless at interpersonal relationships.
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Post by: tania on 16 Mar 2009, 08:44
i wish my housemate who lives in the room next to mine would either make her alarm clock loud enough to wake her up or quiet enough that i don't hear it blaring in my room cos i am getting really sick of being woken up by an hour of BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP in the morning, i have said something to her already but it happened again today and now i am in a terrible mood. arrghhhhh.
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Post by: Ladybug on 16 Mar 2009, 09:10
Haha, Kris, I opened that newspaper's website in class, and when that thing appeared on my screen, someone behind me broke out giggling and didn't stop for like 10 minutes.

I was a good student today! I woke up at 7:30, went to school at 8:30 even though I didn't have class until 15, and studied all day, minus an hour where I hung out and talked to a friend I hadn't seen in a while (the one I for some reason declined having dinner with on Friday). This is progress! I can't even remember if I have ever spent the entire day at school studying when I didn't have class and generally doing what students are "supposed" to do. I think I'll repeat it tomorrow, because now I feel really good about myself, even though I only got through a tiiiny fraction of what needs to be done for me not to be behind anymore, and for once I can chill all afternoon without constantly having "Oh, I should really really be studying" in the back of my mind.

In other news, I found out my best friend has had a boyfriend for a month? And I didn't know? I knew we were kinda drifting apart and all since she moved in with a couple of other people and started , and that she probably doesn't consider me her best friend anymore, but still, it made me feel really weird. Sigh, I need to find more/new friends.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Mar 2009, 10:23
When shit is going right like this I don't even care about the fact that I am hopeless at interpersonal relationships.

that is pretty much how i feel all the time! it's actually pretty great.


blog:
one of my two roomates has been gone for about 3 weeks now and he just got back yesterday! yay!
bonus points because he brought his cousin with him who literally just stopped doing heroin like two days ago and is now withdrawling on my couch.  :|

she is a nice girl though, i hope she can get through it and feel better soon.
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Post by: pen on 16 Mar 2009, 11:16
blog thread,  i hardly slept last night and this morning had to leave for work at 5:15 to drive two hours to NH for a work session that isn't even owned by me to work a 13 hour day and not go home tonight and repeat again tomorrow and i'm very caffeinated so as not to fall asleep in front of senior executives of the company and get fired and am instead hyper as all hell and not using any punctuation.

i am sorry.
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Post by: Slick on 16 Mar 2009, 13:16
i wish my housemate who lives in the room next to mine would either make her alarm clock loud enough to wake her up or quiet enough that i don't hear it blaring in my room cos i am getting really sick of being woken up by an hour of BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP in the morning, i have said something to her already but it happened again today and now i am in a terrible mood. arrghhhhh.

My housemate a few years ago left his clock on after he left, so I would get woken up by it while he was biking to work. I just went into his room and unplugged it. Stopped the alarm and the blinking digits served as a helpful reminder to him not to leave it on or he'd have to reset it every night before bed.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Mar 2009, 14:16
Guys I totally accepted and declined my university offers! (not both for all of them obviously)

In the end it came down to economics, basically. That is depressing.

Can I live on 5000 a year? I think so.
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Post by: Patrick on 16 Mar 2009, 14:41
Dear blog thread,

You know how today was supposed to be the exam? Well, the producers changed their minds. They also neglected to tell me that there had been a schedule change for today, which meant that if it had been, not only would I have missed a day, I would've missed the exam, leaving me COMPLETELY FUCKED.

I was so pissed off over not being told a single word of this until I had already missed the friggin' rehearsal, but I was relieved that they decided not to have the exam today. I don't know if my absence had something to do with it but whatever, I'm REALLY HAPPY. I guess the exam is this Friday.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Gemmwah on 16 Mar 2009, 14:52
Guys I totally accepted and declined my university offers! (not both for all of them obviously)

In the end it came down to economics, basically. That is depressing.

Can I live on 5000 a year? I think so.

Where are you goingggggg?!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Mar 2009, 14:57
If I manage to pull 90% out of the bag on 12 exams and two pieces of coursework, Cambridge.
In the real world, Birmingham.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 16 Mar 2009, 15:01
So my girlfriend just found out she wasn't admitted to the state university I'm going to. Which means our options are to either spend another year 100 miles apart only seeing each other every few weeks, or for me to move back in with my parents and go to community college with her.

Shit.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 16 Mar 2009, 15:13
Normally that would be my immediate choice as well. But we've been going out for almost 2 years now, and I intend to propose over the summer. And she has some major issues with the distance that have been wearing her down for a year.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 16 Mar 2009, 15:18
If I manage to pull 90% out of the bag on 12 exams and two pieces of coursework, Cambridge.
In the real world, Birmingham.


Hell yes! Nicely done, May.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 16 Mar 2009, 15:19
Normally that would be my immediate choice as well. But we've been going out for almost 2 years now, and I intend to propose over the summer. And she has some major issues with the distance that have been wearing her down for a year.

If it's that big a problem, defer college for a year.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 16 Mar 2009, 15:57
A lot depends on circumstances. Do you have the money to take a few light semesters at the community college? Would classes taken during such a time be transferrable to your uni? You're pretty young. If you're serious about this girl you can make a semester or two at community college (or time off from school, as Harry suggested) work for you. If community college doesn't work for you, don't do it. Get a job, save up some money for the ring or the wedding or cohabitation and shit. Get a fucking hobby, I don't know.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 16 Mar 2009, 16:55
Or could she attend community college in the town where your university is?  It might be a little pricier, but that way you wouldn't have to put things on hold.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 16 Mar 2009, 17:10
It is so quiet here today. I wandered around outside because the house is cold, and there is no sound coming from any of the houses either side of us and the only sound from my house is my radio, which is still really quiet. I really like peace and quiet, especially when I have been stressing lately (which I have been), but it's not a happy quiet. My poor old Stoney is looking sadder than usual, the backyard is a shambles of dying plants and overgrown lawns, and inside the place is full of dirty dishes and generally unkempt stuff.

I could live here and be happy here if it was quiet like this, and it would be like this if it was just Ro and me living here, because he is not here much. But with Dad here everything just looks and feels sad, which in turn makes me sad. It makes me want to stop going to uni and slowly clean this place up so that it is nice again, but it wouldn't last and I probably still wouldn't be happy. Maybe I will just buy some flower plants and look after them so there is some colour around here.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Mar 2009, 21:19
Frog Breads,

I went to see Dropkick Murphys with a friend. The opening acts (well, first guy aside) were TERRIBLE. Stigma, Vinny especially, were so full of themselves. "Godfathers of hardcore", bullshit. They were obnoxious, full of themselves, loud, and had stupid accents. Basically, they were a complete stereotype of New York City (surprise, they were from there). Honestly, I think they got the support gig because Vinny is apparently Al Barr's uncle.

Black 47 sounded like if your dad had an Irish friend and he started a jam band.

But the Murphys were terrific. And I danced with a cute lady! And we did a fair bit of moshing. Plus I busted out what may have been the worst pickup line in the history of punk rock, and she thought it was great. Too bad I didn't see her at the end of the show so I could get her number.

Apparently my social awkwardness goes away at punk shows? Hoorah!


Also, I took an elbow to the skull and I guess I blacked out for a minute? I remember doubling over and someone asking me if I was okay, and the next thing, they brought me to the bar and the bartending was handing me a cup of water. I may feel this in the morning. =/
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 16 Mar 2009, 21:25
Plus I busted out what may have been the worst pickup line in the history of punk rock

which is?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 16 Mar 2009, 21:27
Apparently my social awkwardness goes away at punk shows?

Also, I took an elbow to the skull and I guess I blacked out for a minute?

Concussion: the great tongue-loosener.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 16 Mar 2009, 22:00
I bought a totally cute dress today, because it was on sale, and I surprisingly look fucking adorable in it. I'm pretty happy with this outcome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Mar 2009, 22:20
Plus I busted out what may have been the worst pickup line in the history of punk rock

which is?

"All the pits in the world, and you had to be in this one."

I deadpanned it for a second, then cracked a smile.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 16 Mar 2009, 23:01
So, Club Med.  Good news and bad news.

I just got approved for a new place that is $140/wk cheaper than my current place.  This is a good thing.  For those who know Newtown, it is up King Street a bit from my current place right near Citrus, Tamanas and Clem's goddamn motherfuckin' chicken.  I went to pay the deposit/bond/rent/etc today and on the way back I picked up some Clem's and a coffee from Citrus as a sort of mini-celebration.  It is only a 1 bedder and the kitchen is kind of shit, but it's got a lock-up garage I can put a bunch of my crap into and still fit my car in (my car is not very big) or I could fill it full of crap and park on the street, as I do already, because my car isn't really worth locking up.  I'll get pics and stuff later for those who care, although I'll also be inviting pretty much everyone who I'd imagine would care around for a housewarming type thing once I'm settled, so I dunno if it's quite necessary.

Anyway, bad news is I was made redundant yesterday.  The company is in some financial trouble and has been shedding people.  They were initially trying to fire me (because the HR guy and the owners are cunts), but they couldn't find anything to catch me up on, so they cut their losses and gave me a redundancy payout.  SO I guess that's a small victory?  I dunno.  Maybe more of a consolation prize.  So now I get to look for a new job!  Huzzah!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 16 Mar 2009, 23:15
What is a redundancy payout, exactly? And what does it mean to become "redundant"? Such pecular terms.



Also, blog thread, buying my cute dress, getting a sweet tattoo, and getting new awesome underoos(which are now my Super Hero Underwear, because I feel like/look like a super hero in them.*) and painting the most awesome picture ever, has made me feel like a pretty great person. I feel awesome right now and I am neither high nor drunk! Maybe a little underfed and sleep deprived, but that's totally fine.




*for those of you who do not know, I also have super hero gloves, and my powers already picked out. I just need a few more things and my outfit is complete. Like white fishnets. To go with my blue underoos and my yellow gloves. I don't know what my super hero name would be though, and I think I am more of a troubled super villian type anyway.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 16 Mar 2009, 23:35
What is a redundancy payout, exactly? And what does it mean to become "redundant"? Such pecular terms.

It means he was "let go" from his job, but not because of anything he did but rather because his employers couldn't afford to keep employing him any more. They gave him some money as compensation.

(Sometimes in the news here somebody they'll talk about some executive or something being given a very large amount of money when he or she leaves the company, and the reporter will refer to it as something like a "record payout" or a "huge payout", and I imagine the executive getting, in the vernacular, "paid out" - that is, insulted heavily.)

Also Blog Thread, while I was writing this four military helicopters flew over my house, very low and very noisy. I hope we're not being invaded, that would be inconvenient.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 16 Mar 2009, 23:39
Blog Thread,
Woke up at 10:00pm, put water on hair to make it not stick up, brushed teeth, grabbed mountain dew. Now at work. Slow night. Boring. Wish I wasn't so alone.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Mar 2009, 23:47
Ben that is shitty news! I hope you can find something soon. (But also, yay for the new house!)
Fingers crossed, big hugs, etc!
(initially I typed 'bug hugs' but that could be somewhat unsettling)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Verergoca on 16 Mar 2009, 23:57
Well, the time has come for me to give a few presentations on my graduation project. *nervous*
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Mar 2009, 04:00
I've started looking for apartments because of Issues!

The most pertinant being that now that my lease has run out for the house I'm currently living in, HOUSEMATE X and I casually asked our landlady when she would like to come around so we can re-sign for another 6 months. She, in a rather shifty sounding voice, said that she doesn't usually resign leases unless there is "some majoyr problem". This basically means that she could kick us out without any prior notice and we'd have to leave as soon as possible without any legal recourse or having anywhere else to go. We're going to ask her one more time and if she still says no we're going to find a two bedroom flat somewhere and fulfill our dream of living like Joey and Chandler from Friends. The hardest part, of course, is finding an apartment that is across from two moderately attractive and supremely annoying women.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 17 Mar 2009, 04:41
... and finding a well adjusted duck and chicken, I pressume?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 17 Mar 2009, 06:01
The hardest part, of course, is finding an apartment that is across from two moderately attractive and supremely annoying women.

You don't live in a Uni town, do you? Just move in across from ex-sorority girls. SOLVED!

I have been asking around the music forum for help, and I have decided that I think I am ready for today. I am going to rock the FUCK out of that vocal booth today and if the professor doesn't shit himself from the raw energy I will put out today, he is not a human being.

Also, my breakfast today was beer, because HAPPY ST. ME DAY, EVERYBODY
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Mar 2009, 06:18
This is Australia, Patrick.

We don't really have uni towns. Uni's kind of just exist within the city. Very very few people actually live on campus.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 17 Mar 2009, 06:25
Also, do we have sororities? I don't think so, but I haven't been to uni in a while.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Mar 2009, 06:29
No we don't. No fraternities, no sororities and the VSU pretty much killed any semblance of a social scene at my old uni. Universities are, now more than ever, becoming giant degree factories. The only student organisations that still run are the various bible and qu'ran study groups and Resistance (The Socialist Alliance's student arm).
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 17 Mar 2009, 06:50
Ah, Resistance. Natural home of the Che Guevara key-ring.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Mar 2009, 06:54
I once decided to wear a black beret to uni (keep in mind I also wear black boots and black fatigue pants). Apparently this was somewhat akin to wearing a big sign around my neck saying "Please assume that I agree with your ridiculous political leanings and silly conspiracy theories." I had no less than three different Resistance people come up to me, clearly thinking I was one of them.

This is why I don't wear hats.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Coward on 17 Mar 2009, 07:52
I once decided to wear a black beret to uni (keep in mind I also wear black boots and black fatigue pants). Apparently this was somewhat akin to wearing a big sign around my neck saying "Please assume that I agree with your ridiculous political leanings and silly conspiracy theories." I had no less than three different Resistance people come up to me, clearly thinking I was one of them.

This is why I don't wear hats.

Ah, this is an important lesson we should all learn at an early age. Berets, outside of the military, only look good on one man: Samuel L. Jackson.

(http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/photos/samuel-l-jackson-cosby-standin.jpg)

Why? Because he's one bad motherfucker.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 17 Mar 2009, 08:40
I think Prince would disagree.




ETA: fuck. I have that song stuck in my head now.

Also, I'm paranoid and worried that I don't look half as cute as I thought in this dress, and I tried to get my one male friend who has seen a lot of my legs tell me that I have good legs and should not be worried about them, but his only response to my freaking out was "Stop being paranoid"
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 17 Mar 2009, 15:29
Dear blog thread,

My scouring of the internet has paid off like a motherfuck. Some of you might remember me bitching about how the professor wanted more showmanship and more visible signs of emotion. Well, I took some suggestions I was given after I started a thread about it in the music forum. And today, everybody said I had come alive. I am so friggin' happy right now, you have no idea!

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 17 Mar 2009, 15:51
Hello guys.

Good news: I am having fun and going home for easter soon, potential for choclate and additional moonwah.

Bad news: My laptop has been stolen, fortunatly most of my seminars this term were on paper.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 17 Mar 2009, 18:18
my friends invited me downtown to drink with them for st. patrick's day but i decided to stay at home and play rock band with my housemate instead even though i have the entire day off tomorrow, also we are both completely sober.
am i a complete loser??
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 17 Mar 2009, 18:25
No you are an Adult.

So yes. Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 17 Mar 2009, 18:28
i'm sure i have friends but lately i kind of feel like i don't because i just don't ever feel like leaving my house, or seeing them, or... doing... anything at all with them really. i'm not even like, busy with anything.
i think it is less that i am an adult and more that sometime in the last few months me and my housemate have somehow become a really lame married couple. all we do is watch tv and go to bed at 10pm. a bloo bloo blooooo
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 17 Mar 2009, 18:37
Yeah I know what you mean.

Why not have people over?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 17 Mar 2009, 18:42
I'm basically doing the same for a while. I had a pretty "exciting" start to the year in terms of my social life but it just made me feel quite juvenile and stupid overall.

I was sort of panicked about my life for a couple of months but I think I'm out the other side now. I'm definitely going to spending quite a few quiet nights in for a while. I need to give my body a chance to recover and stop making so many utterly feeble decisions. Being social and outgoing is all well and good if you have some level of self control but I think I've proved that I still don't and possibly never will. Thus, I'm going to try to do the hermit thing again, see how it works out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 17 Mar 2009, 18:44
Dang, Tania we can trade. We should trade!! I work a lameo 40 hour a week job and guess who went out (this was last week) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday? That was me. I did.

Last night I went to my friends' place and watched Zach Galifinakis Live at the Purple Onion and drank and played Boom Blox until 2am then we got up and went to the bar at 8:30 this morning for their St. Patrick's day Guinness and chocolate donuts breakfast, then drank more Guinness and stayed there and ate their corned beef and cabbage for lunch and had some green beer. I think I had like 8 beers over all but it was over such a long time frame that it didn't affect me. But then I went and paid my parking tickets and went for a bike ride and the stupid gas station doesn't have a stupid air hose anymore (my tires are low) and went back to the bar, at that point it was super busy and there was no place to sit so I left early.

Edit? The only reason I did go out as much as I did is because I know I've been heck of depressed lately, and I know that one of the signals or symptoms or whatever is not finding enjoyment in the things you used to enjoy, or something to that effect, and I'm much more anxious than depressed so I worry about that and the depression getting worse than what it is so I go out a lot in an effort to be social and see my friends and meet new people and I do all those things but I really don't think it's helping.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 17 Mar 2009, 20:05
Being social and outgoing is all well and good if you have some level of self control but I think I've proved that I still don't and possibly never will. Thus, I'm going to try to do the hermit thing again, see how it works out.

I have the same problem but am just so naturally loose and predisposed to spending lots of time in bars that it is practically futile for me to attempt this. On the upside I have a Friday night off and I intend to spend it at home by myself possibly reading a book! At the very least I can go to a show where I don't know anyone and remain quietly in a corner nursing a beer and enjoying some silly men and women with guitars.

Lets see how that one goes.

Also work remains frustratingly awesome. On one hand a lot of old ways I did stuff have been thrown out the window which is annoying when I try to help, but on the other hand I am in no actual position of responsibility so I don't have to give a shit! Also contradictory managers are still driving me nuts but its getting less and less frequent. Also one of my old managers came in for a chat, muttered that it was "criminal" that they were only giving the best employee they have 3 shifts (he is talking about me here, I am the best employee. ME.) a week and then said I should come with with him at his current venue which is a fancy lawyer bar. Most of my friends are studying to become lawyers so this could be a synergistic career choice!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 17 Mar 2009, 22:02
Dear Blog Thread: I am starting to actually like that crap Cut Copy album! This has caught me off gaurd and now I have to back peddle if I mention liking it to someone to whom I've already referred to the album as bad. I need music snob opinions on this album. I am looking at you, Emilio...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 17 Mar 2009, 22:18
Frog's breath,
Well there it is. Broke up with my girlfriend. I very much hope she is okay. She wasn't really surprised, which is not to say she wasn't sobbing. Shit. Oh well. She'll probably get over it, and now she knows the truth, which is that I no longer love her.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 17 Mar 2009, 22:25
Dear Blog Thread: I am starting to actually like that crap Cut Copy album! This has caught me off gaurd and now I have to back peddle if I mention liking it to someone to whom I've already referred to the album as bad. I need music snob opinions on this album. I am looking at you, Emilio...

It is a fairly good album with a couple of massive singles (see: Hearts On Fire)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Mar 2009, 22:33
I just went shopping for the first time in absolute ages! I bought some comfy shoes that were on sale for work (will post in fashion thread later), used a gift card I got for christmas to buy some snuggly new PJ pants, and got myself a red velvet cupcake and a little bunch of flowers on the way home. Yay!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 17 Mar 2009, 22:41
I think Prince would disagree.

ETA: fuck. I have that song stuck in my head now.
Fuck yes I have that song stuck in my head now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Mar 2009, 23:26
So some girl on OkCupid messaged me and we just got off the phone and we're going on a date this weekend and I am talking in run-on sentences because she's pretty fantastic.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 17 Mar 2009, 23:51
Don't fuck this up, Shane.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Mar 2009, 01:10
I just went shopping for the first time in absolute ages! I bought some comfy shoes that were on sale for work (will post in fashion thread later), used a gift card I got for christmas to buy some snuggly new PJ pants, and got myself a red velvet cupcake and a little bunch of flowers on the way home. Yay!

Today I went shopping too!

My digital audio recorder thingy arrived in the post (goddamn it's so good and came with a set of sweet headphones, too) so I went shopping to find him a nice, cosy little padded house and a tripod. Also, I bought a milkshake and a bottle of wine. Mmm... consumerisationism. 

 
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Mar 2009, 01:55
She's going to murder you, Shane.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Coward on 18 Mar 2009, 04:12
Dear Blog Thread,

I have had a bit of time on my hands recently and, about 8 years behind a significant proportion of the TV watching world, have started watching the first season of 24.

Jack Bauer; what can't this man do?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Mar 2009, 05:02
She's going to murder you, Shane.

...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 18 Mar 2009, 05:05
Jack Bauer; what can't this man do?

Spend a quiet evening with his family.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 18 Mar 2009, 06:12
Jack Bauer; what can't this man do?
Alternate facial expressions?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Coward on 18 Mar 2009, 06:37
Jack Bauer; what can't this man do?

Spend a quiet evening with his family.

Him and Roman Polanski...
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Roman Polanski on 18 Mar 2009, 06:58
Is not funny!  :cry:
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 18 Mar 2009, 06:59
Aggro-Crag Thread,

So this Saturday, some friends want me over for a little get-together, if only because I'm actually of age to buy alcamahol. Any tips on not tipping off the liquor store clerk to potentially buying liquor for underage dudes?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Mar 2009, 07:00
... don't tell him that's what you're buying it for? Don't take your friends with you into the store?
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 18 Mar 2009, 07:19
So this Saturday, some friends want me over for a little get-together, if only because I'm actually of age to buy alcamahol. Any tips on not tipping off the liquor store clerk to potentially buying liquor for underage dudes?

Don't refer to it as "alcomahol".
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ledhendrix on 18 Mar 2009, 07:45
Dear Blog thread,

Yesterday took a rather unexpected turn. I had gone up to the hospital to see about what I thought was a broken coccyx. Went to A&E and the guy told me it was most definitely not a broken coccyx but it was a pretty nasty abscess and because of the position it was in (right in between my but cheeks at the top of my ass) I'd have to get it surgically removed rather than get antibiotics. So I ended up getting operated on at about 8pm ( I went up to the hospital at 10am). The general anaesthetic was wonderful. The anaesthetist kept asking me how I felt as I was breathing it in, the last thing I remember saying is "Every things gone fuzzy, I feel like I'm part of the fuzz". The good thing about all of this is I am no longer in excruciating pain, the bad news is that because it was an abscess they can't close the wound up incase it gets reinfected. Instead they leave it open and stuff it full of sterilsed dressing. This means I now have a surprisingly large hole where it shouldn't be in my bum and I pretty much can't do any sports till it heals up, which will be at least a month from now. This sucks because by the time it heals the easter holidays will be over and I'll have to start revising for exams.

Oh well

Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Mar 2009, 07:54
I wish you a speedy recovery and no discomfort whatsoever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 18 Mar 2009, 09:13
ledhendrix... are you saying that... that the hospital tore you a new one?
My mom had always threatened it... but I never thought it true.

Christophe: don't take your friends in with you, and if the dude asks, be like "turned 21 X  ago (x= the amount of time it was) and I'm throwing a party." Or something else that isn't an explicit lie but not the full truth.
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 18 Mar 2009, 09:28
I used to write case summaries about stuff like that at work all the time, and in like 90% of the cases, it was young-ish boys. I always found that sort of weird, but also hoped it'd never happen to me.

But yeah, hope you avoid infections and all that crap!
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 18 Mar 2009, 10:14
Dear Lou Reed,

The cops seem to be out a lot today and this worries me. A lot. Me and cops are not best friends. I don't know why is worries me so much, because I live with in walking distance of a police station, and fire department(which I have a funny story about), a court house, four lawyers offices, and the sheriff's department/place where they hold prisoners. Cops are always out, but today they seem to be everywhere. I've seen more probation trucks than I have ever seen in my life today.


Funny story about the fire station: Across the street from the fire department is the new Autotire. What happened to the old Autotire? It burned down. It caught fire, in the middle of the day, and burned to the ground. Across from the fire department. Yep.


Today I went to my cigarette store to buy a pack of cloves, and the lady informed me that in April the price of cigarettes were going up due to taxes. Which I already know. She then told me that if I bought 9 packs of my cigarettes, she would give me my 10th pack free. This idea amuses me so much for some reason. 

So after buying my one pack of cloves, I walked to the bus station and smoked my first cigarette in two days. It's just been two days, and already I was all dying for a cigarette. And then today, I felt all dizzy after smoking. My body is weird. But god damn I love smoking.

And I have Bitches ain't shit stuck in my head. Bitches can't hang with the street
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Verergoca on 18 Mar 2009, 10:17
Well, its done.

Endreport finished, 2 presentations presented, endevaluation evaluated, recommendations recommended (and, incoorporated and in the process of beeing put into action!)

6 years of studying. T is done. (well, ok, i still need to give a presentation and defend my project, but meh)

Now, i am in dire need of food :)
Title: Re: Blog Thread II: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 18 Mar 2009, 13:20
Dear Blog thread,

Yesterday took a rather unexpected turn. I had gone up to the hospital to see about what I thought was a broken coccyx. Went to A&E and the guy told me it was most definitely not a broken coccyx but it was a pretty nasty abscess and because of the position it was in (right in between my but cheeks at the top of my ass) I'd have to get it surgically removed rather than get antibiotics. So I ended up getting operated on at about 8pm ( I went up to the hospital at 10am). The general anaesthetic was wonderful. The anaesthetist kept asking me how I felt as I was breathing it in, the last thing I remember saying is "Every things gone fuzzy, I feel like I'm part of the fuzz". The good thing about all of this is I am no longer in excruciating pain, the bad news is that because it was an abscess they can't close the wound up incase it gets reinfected. Instead they leave it open and stuff it full of sterilsed dressing. This means I now have a surprisingly large hole where it shouldn't be in my bum and I pretty much can't do any sports till it heals up, which will be at least a month from now. This sucks because by the time it heals the easter holidays will be over and I'll have to start revising for exams.

Oh well



No way dude! This happened to me! I thought it was a broken coccyx, too, and I was repeatedly misdiagnosed before I found out what it really was. Sooo painful and unfun, my extreme sympathies. I actually joined this forum when I was home from school because I couldn't sit down.

Look on the bright side, at least they put you under when they removed it! They just gave me local anesthesia and slic