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Title: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Jan 2010, 21:39
Guys, we need a Blog Thread. I enjoy the Blog Thread! I love to know what you guys are all doing and itís good to have such a big support network of awesome people.

Lately, however, the Blog Thread has turned sour. And at over 200 pages, I think maybe it is time to start afresh. I hope you agree.


How is stuff, everyone?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: KvP on 28 Jan 2010, 21:42
I am becoming a radio personality
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Jan 2010, 21:44
I just found out that apparently Japanese mayo is really hard to find in Australia, something to do with how it has too high a ratio of eggs? This sucks because I totally have a crush on Japanese mayo. Fuck Australia has some weird laws.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 28 Jan 2010, 21:45
Make it yourself! Mayo isn't too terribly hard to make, I'd think there should be a pretty easy recipe online.


Edit!: According to the googles, and yahoo answers, it's just Sriracha and regular mayo mixed together! Super easy!



2 Edit!: I also just found this super helpful site! http://www.justhungry.com/2006/02/basics_mayonnai.html
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimor on 28 Jan 2010, 21:54
I hope you agree.

do.ob (thumbs up)

My TV Production class is creating a real game show with (not so) fabulous prizes, and the 5 episodes we tape will be shown on cable. In the meantime, my access cable music show tapes its 5th episode on Monday. Life is good.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Jan 2010, 21:55
Everything is a bit crazy in my house at the moment because Iím a week away from moving. Being a week away from moving is the most frustrating thing ever. If I want something, maybe it is in a box. Maybe it is in its normal spot. Maybe it is somewhere else entirely. Maybe the cat has eaten it. I donít know.
In any case I am trying to spend as much time away from home as I can. This will probably bite me in the arse come moving time but for now I am happy to sit at work and eat free peanut butter sandwiches, or scoff plain rice or sometimes scab dinner from my boyfriend.
Also one of my Favourite Forumites I Have Met ô was so lovely and gave me a gift voucher he got from his Frequent Flier points! I am pretty darn stoked about this.  It is three weeks worth of groceries at least! Or maybe if I am lucky some new shelving for my new room. Or pot plants! POT PLANTS!*
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Jan 2010, 22:02
Quote
* I mean this sort
(http://www.simplynicegifts.com/media/item/small/Yellow_pink_daisies.jpg)

Not this sort
(http://www.tennesseecriminallawyerblog.com/52691_marijuana_plant.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dazed on 28 Jan 2010, 22:07
Hey fresh blog thread.

So the spring semester started up this week, that's going pretty decently. Going on my 2nd actual date with my girlfriend of like 2 months tomorrow night. See, she broke her ankle really horribly in early December and has barely been able to move/leave her house, so our movements have been severely limited. But she's slowly getting better, so yay, progress and hope and such.

Other than that, life continues to go on.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 28 Jan 2010, 22:09
Hi everyone. Tired. Might be helping out at my old school soon. Still unemployed, still not in school.
I don't think my meds work anymore. Might be my inherent stubbornness to be unhappy, but I just don't see much of a difference between when I take my medicine regularly and when I don't.
Mom dropped me off of her insurance, so I am currently without any. Which means that my meds will be something like $400 a month (I think).
I need to get a job.
Going to try and get into "Volunteers in Medicine" for financial aid.
Still in a state of stasis.
But I have two wonderful cats and a couple of friends and people that love me and a computer and internet buddies. And undoubtedly a plethora of various other things I should be / am grateful for that I can't think of now.
I need to look more at the positive side of things.

Good luck with the move, Lunchy!
Good luck with the mayo, Dovey!
Good luck on you date, Dazed, and I hope that your girlfriend's ankle heals completely and as fast as possible!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 28 Jan 2010, 22:16
Miniatures hopefully getting shipped out to me soon. Really wanna paint. Currently listening to Andrew WK and about to pour myself my second rum and drpepper of the night. The soda is mostly for color.
Turns out I do like to drink, I just had to find my drink of choice.

Tomorrow I am gonna have to snowblow and shovel some more snow. This isn't really so bad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 28 Jan 2010, 22:20
Haven't been to school in a couple weeks, I really should start bucking that trend. Also unemployment is not suiting me, my lack of beer money is frightening.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 28 Jan 2010, 22:32
I am super close to being able to send my Mum the first installment of money that I owe her. I owe $5000, and when I have $1000 in my savings account I will transfer $500. This makes me a little sad, because it has taken a fair while to get to $1000, and I can think of a heap of things that I could spend that money on. Like clothes, or dvds, or a shiny expensive camera.

Also, I have a large-ish rectangular pot that had basil, chives and parsley in it. They have all died, so I am trying to transplant some of the many succulents that are growing in other pots, but her are two Currawongs (birds, kind of a cross between a Magpie and a Crow) that are flying down onto out balcony and pecking at the dirt in the pot. They are spreading dirt everywhere, and not helping the succulents by pecking at them too. How am I supposed to keep them away from this pot? They left it alone when there were plants in there, but I can't keep them away long enough to let the succulents grow enough to deter them.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: LittleKey on 28 Jan 2010, 22:36
Wow, a first page post in the new blog thread! I feel important!

Anyways, I don't understand the stress everyone has over finals week. I know they're important, but really all you do is go to school, take some tests that contain information you usually already know, unless you forgot it/didn't learn it in the first place (I belong to the latter group) and then get to leave a little bit early. I like finals week! And my first one is history tomorrow, and it's cool cause my teacher said that since we're gonna finish it earlier than most classes and stuff, we don't even have to go to his class all week.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 28 Jan 2010, 23:22
Hey new blog thread,

So I got this in an email from a student: "could you tell me one more time the way to write a meme and what you want on it?"

He meant "memo," but it's a delicious typo.  I'm super tempted to say, "Well, you've got a couple of options--there's 'i herd u liek,' and 'Imma let you finish, but...,' but really your best bet is probably to go with 'invizibul bike,' because of the higher nostalgia quotient."  Great idea, Y/Y?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Jan 2010, 23:26
most definitely YES!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimor on 28 Jan 2010, 23:45
Should just say "if you're trying to write a meme, it just doesn't work."

Speaking of memos, this gives me an excuse to pull out of my archives a memo a friend sent to me from his job at PG&E (California power company) a few years back.

Quote
Compliance is an integral part of safety, the partnership and our business
basics--the foundation of our business. We should be proud of our longstanding
commitment to compliance. One of our objectives in 1997 is to stengthen that
longstanding commitment to full compliance. As part of the implementation of
the new CES Policy, I am issuing our T&CS Compliance Plan.

The T&CS Compliance Plan demonstrates our commitment to compliance and the
methods and activities used to ensure compliance. It also outlines everyone's
responsibilities for ensuring our work is performed in compliance with our
commitments. Also, it identifies corrective actions that we must act upon to
develop, implement, and maintain compliance.

Please review the Plan and take the appropriate implementing actions. With
your help, we will fortify our Compliance Program to prevent, detect and
correct noncompliances with CES commitments.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 28 Jan 2010, 23:58
A solid point!

And a solid memo.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ikrik on 29 Jan 2010, 00:20
I'm realizing more and more that my philosophy professor has no business being a professor.  She teaches us one philosopher's opinion as fact and then then the next day teaches us someone else's philosophy as fact.  Never does she tell us which philosopher has which opinion so it's a matter of comparing our notes to the reading, which is difficult because she chose the essays that are meant to supplement the lectures and so trying to match them is irritating (they're also not in order).  One kid had a question about how long the essay should be and she said "well, that really depends.  It could really be anything, if your writing is really small then it won't be as long as if your writing is really big.  And also, you might say in 300 words what someone else says in two sentences."  I understand that that might be helpful, if say, you're writing for an english class.  Why not say something useful like "Anywhere from a page to three pages, you don't want to take too much time because you only have an hour."  My history teacher has the opposite problem, essays have to be 1500 words, you get 15% deducted for every 50 words over and under.  Ah, Highschool, it's funny how alien you seem to me now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dollface on 29 Jan 2010, 00:33
Um hello new blog thread i wish we get along.

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: FIXDIX on 29 Jan 2010, 00:39
New Blog Thread,

Hello! I am stoned playing Mass Effect 2 and drinking locally brewed apple cider. Also I want to be best friends with Mordin.

Best thoughts and wishes always,

Stoned and drinking cider in the dark.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jan 2010, 01:46
"well, that really depends.  It could really be anything, if your writing is really small then it won't be as long as if your writing is really big.  And also, you might say in 300 words what someone else says in two sentences."

I dunno man, that sounds like a fairly philosophy-like answer.

New blog thread, I am sooo incredibly tired, yet I am awake. Being tired after sleeping sucks.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: torontoguy2k8 on 29 Jan 2010, 02:03
Hey new blog thread,

So I got this in an email from a student: "could you tell me one more time the way to write a meme and what you want on it?"

He meant "memo," but it's a delicious typo.  I'm super tempted to say, "Well, you've got a couple of options--there's 'i herd u liek,' and 'Imma let you finish, but...,' but really your best bet is probably to go with 'invizibul bike,' because of the higher nostalgia quotient."  Great idea, Y/Y?
I am totally in favor of this. If your student gets it (Which he likely will) This will make his day for sure!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: a pack of wolves on 29 Jan 2010, 02:59
Why not say something useful like "Anywhere from a page to three pages, you don't want to take too much time because you only have an hour."

Because that's not actually useful. Since you say you have an hour and it's hand written then I'm assuming this is an exam, in which case you should be attempting to give the best answer you can in the time set. Focussing on length is counter-productive. They're quite right to point out that some people's handwriting is massive whereas others pack vast amounts of text into a small space, so the margins on number of pages they should suggest would have to be so enormous to be meaningless. Content is important not how many pages you took to say it, so if they were to tell you it should be at least two pages long someone who would otherwise have given a good concise answer will end up tripping themselves up by falsely thinking they had to pad to bring up the page count.

As for your history teacher, deductions for going outside the set word count are perfectly standard. I'm more used to encountering +/- 10% myself, but a 50 word margin on a 1500 word essay may be tight but not at all unreasonable.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: evilbobthebob on 29 Jan 2010, 04:03
Here's what I've been making this week:

75% HD:
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Full HD:
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7301/renderhd2.th.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/my.php?image=renderhd2.jpg)(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7429/renderhd3.th.jpg) (http://img691.imageshack.us/my.php?image=renderhd3.jpg)(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7450/renderhd4.th.jpg) (http://img718.imageshack.us/my.php?image=renderhd4.jpg)

Imperial-II Class Star Destroyer. 14,000 triangles. Game quality.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: CardinalFang on 29 Jan 2010, 04:56
Hi New and Improved Blog Thread,

I've annoyed all my Facebook folk and most of the meebo-ites with my whinging about getting two of my wisdom teeth pulled and now it's your turn!
Going to the dentist is always stressful for me and I've heard enough horror stories about wisdom teeth extraction that it's a wonder I'm not hiding under my bed.
Well, trying to hide under my bed. There's really no way I would fit. I mean there's probably no more than 6 inches (Screw YOU metric system!) there and I am far thicker than that.
Anyway, I have a wonderful ability to come up with worse case scenarios which is what I've spent most of my drive time to and from work doing. I think I've got it out of my system now though. Thanks to the internet I've discovered that it's best to get your wisdom teeth out when you're young because you heal so much faster. I am not young. However there is a chance that I'll be able to Meebo whilst under the effects of various and sundry painkillers. That could be entertaining. Or pitiful. Or Both.
On an unrelated note we might get snow! Total snow accumulation of 8" to 12". I don't believe it. If it does happen then the dentist may not happen because we really don't know what to do with that much snow except panic.
Also it's Friday. Woo!

Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Jan 2010, 05:24
I thought the whole process of getting wisdom teeth out was far less painful and terrible than what was told me beforehand. Do not fear. Things will turn out way less awful than you imagine.

Hell, my dentist popped one out of my mouth using an old (sterilised) screwdriver. No pain, no fuss, no worries.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Jan 2010, 05:27
I'm so glad I don't have any wisdom teeth, that sound painful :( good luck!

I'm sure you've all heard me go on about this play I have next week; we're hiring some of the smaller props from the university Drama Club, and we sent a list of what we needed a week ago. She gave us times to come and pick them up, the best of which was tonight between 5.30 and 6.30. I sent a text to confirm and she replied saying "can you come tomorrow afternoon instead?".

The answer is really no I can't, because tomorrow is our technical rehearsal and we need the props by 10am, but I feel really bad about having to be pushy with her. She did tell us this time specifically, so it's not really my fault. Also she asked what we needed again, although we'd already given her a list.

I just have a bad feeling that I won't be able to get the props in time and I'll just let everyone down by ruining the play :( Keep your fingers crossed for me, guys!


ETA: everything is fine again! The props girl just rang me and she will leave everything she can find for me to pick up later. I still need to find some books which look 17th century because they're in use, but other than that we're golden. Phew! Now time to do some actual work. Sometimes I forget I'm here to do a degree,
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ummmkay on 29 Jan 2010, 06:23
blog thread, i had to have a cyst removed a couple days ago and now have eight stitches in my head! i have never had stitches before.

also tonight i will be going to a super fun theme party that i am very excited about! hopefully i won't get too drunk and make bad decisions because my ex will be there.

guys, i really like these forums! i have been lurking here for over 3 years now (weird) but it's kind of difficult to get out of lurking mode, i guess? i feel like i know a lot of you from reading your posts, but no one knows me because i don't post much at all. perhaps i will try to post more. or maybe even meebo. but maybe not.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 29 Jan 2010, 06:29
I went out to see a film tonight and at the cinema I think I saw the girl I met on the tram home from the Neko Case gig two weeks ago! (See Blog Thread II for details.) I'm pretty certain it was her, but I didn't talk to her because she was with friends and I didn't really want to bowl up while she was talking to them and say "excuse me, didn't I meet you on a tram two weeks ago?" But I did make Meaningful Eye Contact With Quizzical Slightly Confused Smile (patent pending), so hopefully she'll have recognised me. But the main thing is that (if it was her, and I'm about 95% sure it was) I go to that cinema all the time! And obviously she goes to it too! Which means I have a much better chance than I'd previously calculated of bumping into her again! Very exciting.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 29 Jan 2010, 06:37
Freshly baked blog thread,

I'm in trouble! I need to write statements for five different schools and send in portfolios everywhere and all schools are demanding different things so I'll need to draw more sketches, and I need to write my 10 page essay for my NYC subject within 10 days and I don't even know what I'll write about yet and i don't have the books because the prof said we had to choose our own books and we can't rely on the prof to choose our curriculum in each subject which makes no sense to me and in two weeks I leave for NYC and everything I need to write and draw has to be done by then and I'm going insane and why am I writing here and sorry for forgetting that punctuation exists this must be really annoying to read!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Alex C on 29 Jan 2010, 06:53
I thought the whole process of getting wisdom teeth out was far less painful and terrible than what was told me beforehand. Do not fear. Things will turn out way less awful than you imagine.

Hell, my dentist popped one out of my mouth using an old (sterilised) screwdriver. No pain, no fuss, no worries.

Uh, not to be a downer here or anything, but if he did it that way, that's because you're one of the people for whom a simple extraction as opposed to a surgical extraction is possible, which usually means the teeth are relatively easy to access (hell, my uncle's an orthodontist and he'd probably question why they're even being removed in such a case). In my case, I have no idea what instruments they used. That's because they knocked me out and had to remove bone.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Jan 2010, 07:05
... and was that a useful comment to make in the neighbourhood of someone who is a bit nervous about dental work?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 29 Jan 2010, 07:06
New blog thread! Let's not fuck it up this time, eh kids? Play nice.

Life has kind of gone to shit lately, but I've started seeing someone to talk about my problems so I don't bore you guys with them. I have been trying to do things that make me happy, and I have to tell you, I made some good choices this week. I think in that other thread I mentioned going to see Frank Turner on Tuesday. He was so good I went to see him again on Wednesday! During the show he said, "Does anyone want to come up and play harmonica for me?" and I shouted, "I do!"

Anyway here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ibNmRo-nAQ) here is a video of my short harmonica lesson/banter and debut as harmonica-player with Frank Turner. Excuse my friend singing along drunkenly, and how terrible I look (this haircut is no one's friend).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 29 Jan 2010, 07:06
Kris, I'm sorry. Art school does that to you. Best of luck!

Edit for multiple posts: Allison, that's super awesome!

Guys! I really need to do my taxes and I really need for Ohio to send me my "retirement" money from the job I worked at when I was in uni so I can buy a new laptop. My screen is full of little blue and red pixels and it's getting hard to read! Also I need to save money for PAX, which is not going to be easy, but I think I can do it. Also also I need make a decision as to whether or not I want to take one class in the spring or wait and go full time in the fall. (So I can get my teaching license and teach art to childrens.) If I take one class in the fall, I have to pay for it myself and sadly it's a graduate level course and would cost me $1400. Or I could wait until fall, apply for a program that's easy to get into that I have no intention of actually doing just so I can get scholarships and loans, and go full time. I just don't know if I can stand working at my current job until September and I'm reluctant to start a new job that I probably would have to leave at some point, unless I find some place with really flexible hours that pays as well as or better than my current job. I would gladly leave come April, but I don't think I can afford to pay for the classes I need to take out of pocket. BAH.

I think maybe I need to ask about a transfer to one of the other stores and consider asking one of the part time people if they'd like to work full time. I'd lose my heath insurance (but it's crap and doesn't cover my meds anyways), but I'd be able to find a second job and it'd get me away from downtown, which is pretty much all I want so I can stop being a mess and get on with my life.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Alex C on 29 Jan 2010, 07:20
... and was that a useful comment to make in the neighbourhood of someone who is a bit nervous about dental work?

Considering that the prophylactic extraction of wisdom teeth is likely a bad idea and financially motivated? Yeah, I think so. Plus, I know of adults who have had the procedure done and didn't plan properly. Driving home while addled by painkillers isn't really the best move, but I know plenty of people who go do so anyway.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jan 2010, 07:23
I went to waterpolo practice after getting my teeth extracted (didn't have to remove my wisdom teeth though.) It was hilarious, I couldn't close my mouth while swimming.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Alex C on 29 Jan 2010, 07:23
Yeah, regular extractions are pretty easy. A weird feeling, but easy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: negative creep on 29 Jan 2010, 07:36
Allison, that's super awesome!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jan 2010, 08:16
Yeah, regular extractions are pretty easy. A weird feeling, but easy.

I think there's this youtube video about some kid that comes back from the dentist? I dunno, I hear it's kinda popular.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 29 Jan 2010, 08:22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs
And the dad even has a website;
http://www.davidafterdentist.com/

It's funny, but more than a bit exploitative and opportunistic?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Alex C on 29 Jan 2010, 08:25
Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who just doesn't find kids inherently funny.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 29 Jan 2010, 09:01
I don't. Usually I find them quite annoying. They tend to wear away at my nerves. But, this is funny! Because.... um because it is posted on youtube?
OK, so it is not that funny really.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Jan 2010, 09:10
How is stuff, everyone?

It's alright, Ally! I have a job interview with a pretty big insurance company next Wednesday about a sales position (hint: they have a duck).

I also did trivia this past Wednesday with some friends. We sucked, but it was a lot of fun and this really cute girl chatted me up because I was wearing my Amoeba Music t-shirt. In addition, I met another girl through a friend of a friend. I also saw her in a coffee shop yesterday and we talked for a few minutes. I maybe kinda have a thing for her. =/
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: CardinalFang on 29 Jan 2010, 09:35
Thanks for the support!
I think I am older (46) than most people who get their wisdom teeth taken out. The reason is that x-rays showed decay in the lower left one and since it hasn't fully erupted they can't get to it to fix it. The top one on the left is coming out because it is longer than the rest of my teeth already and they said that without the lower one there's no need for and it may keep on going. At least I think that's what they said. I went into shock after hearing the words "wisdom", "tooth", and "removal". So I think the upper one should come out easy. The lower one will at least have some gum removed. I don't know if they'll have to remove bone. At least they are not seriously impacted. 
During the consultation, which took all of 10 minutes,the oral surgeon asked if I wanted them all taken out. I said no.
Much of my stress from the dentist comes from the fact that my gag reflex starts about in low earth orbit and I am rather emetophobic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emetophobia). Since I'll be knocked out that will hopefully not be a problem.
Did I mention that I'm a wimp when it comes to dentistry?

Allison! I'm glad you had such a great time at the concerts. That video is so good even with the drunk singing.

Linds! I hope Ohio gets your money to you.

Shane! Congratulations on all the cute girls around you now. Perhaps one of them won't be bat-shit insane. With your track record go for the one you DON'T have a thing for. Just sayin'

Mr Hocking! Just get married already!

Everyone else! Hi!


Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jan 2010, 09:56
Mr Hocking! Just get married already!

I want to be married but I wish it weren't such a process to get married, does that make any sense?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 29 Jan 2010, 10:27
I broke both bones in my right leg, right above the ankle, mid December of 08. They gave me Lortab pretty much as soon as I left the emergency room, and continuing after my surgery.
About a month after that incident, I had to have all 4 wisdom teeth removed. They put me under. Afterwards, they asked me if I wanted any painkillers, and I, like an idiot, told them I still had some left over from my leg stuff.
I would rather have another leg surgery than have my wisdom teeth pulled out again (not possible, but you get my point).
But in the end, I guess I am glad that they didn't renew my script any longer than they did. I was starting to use the stuff just because I had it and because it made me feel happy-fuzzy.
Anyway, all 4 teeth came out clean, didn't have to have any bone removed. I still have the teeth somewhere in my room, I've been entertaining the idea of putting them in a glass of soda and seeing how long it takes them to dissolve.
That or making a necklace.
Good luck, CardinalFang!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 29 Jan 2010, 10:54
What, are you making a necklace? (http://video.adultswim.com/sealab-2021/rescue-toaster.html)

Anyway, the blog thread is dead. Long live the blog thread!

I have been playing in a band recently that I'm not 100% into. I am playing bass again and have no creative control. That bugs me. So, somehow, our violinist got us a "show" tonight.

The show is in a Hot Topic in one of the biggest malls in St. Louis. We are supposed to be there from 7:30 until 9:00. We only have a half hour's worth of music. Plus, we're required to play acoustic. I don't have an acoustic bass, so I wrote rhythm guitar parts and will be playing guitar tonight.

Bah. What I'm trying to say is that I was in a band I loved (http://www.myspace.com/thebarrageband) and now I'm not really. (http://www.myspace.com/miavendettastl)

P.S. I hope everyone has a good weekend. Keep your chins up!

P.P.S There is a puppy parade next weekend that starts literally out my front door. If anyone is in the south St. Louis area, we will be playing a drinking game to a parade of puppies.


Love and Bro-love,

Eli
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Jan 2010, 10:56
Acoustic drone metal! That'll get you through two hours.
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Post by: Christophe on 29 Jan 2010, 10:58
Acoustic covers of Anal Cunt.



(seriously dogg it might do you a solid to get out of that band ASAP before they rope you in full-time into doing meh music)
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Post by: glyphic on 29 Jan 2010, 11:06
I agree, Christophe. Unfortunately, I am living in a city whose music scene is best described as "metal with a chance of covers."

There are a few decent venues, but I have trouble finding people who are available to start a project. Plus, I just moved here three months ago. Taking what I can get at the moment, I guess.

Surprised no one has commented on how a four-piece band trying to fit in a Hot Topic is going to be like a four-piece band trying to fit in a uterus.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 29 Jan 2010, 11:34
Dear Cardinal Fang,
I just want you to know that I didn't have a crappy experience with my wisdom teeth removal. Mine were trying to go in sideways so I had the surgery too. I didn't swell up too bad and the painkillers made me sleep through most days. I think I only woke up to eat some soup and maybe pee and then go watch tv or something with my dad before passing out on the couch again. So sometimes it doesn't suck, even with the surgery! (But yes, don't plan on doing shit for at least a few days)
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Post by: Metope on 29 Jan 2010, 11:51
Dear Eric,

As you maybe remember, I had my wisdom teeth removed last year the surgical way, and yeah, it was pretty bad. It hurt like hell for several days, and I had to get special pain killers prescribed to me to be able to cope. However, I am known to be a big wuss and I probably whined a lot more than needed, and the worst part was actually laying there for an hour, listening to the hammering, sawing, feeling the pulling and tasting the blood, which you wont experience since you'll be knocked out anyway! God, how I wish I had been knocked out.

Jeez don't listen to me, it sounds like I've gone through something extremely traumatic. It's not! Yeah, it's awful but there are worse things, and my case was worse than it is for most people, and hopefully worse than it'll be for you. Good luck, you'll be fine!

(Just don't drink through a straw when you're done, it can cause side effects you don't want)

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jan 2010, 11:56
Yeah, when I had my wisdom teeth removed I actually had no issues. Yeah the stitches were a bit gross, but it wasn't anything I couldn't live with. There was no pain, and I wasn't really drugged up. So it ain't all bad!
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 29 Jan 2010, 12:09
Actually... they gave me laughing gas before putting the iv in to knock me out. That was awesome. I remember I heard P-Funk right before passing out, I think I might have even said "gotta have that funk". I hope you get the laughing gas too; it was actually really really helpful with the anxiety plus it makes you awesome.
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2010, 12:25
Dear blug thard,

Last night, I got bored, so I made a recording! (http://www.box.net/shared/ahai885s6n) The a cappella intro kinda blows and I made a few mistakes where them wordz get really goddamn fast, but other than that I am pretty proud of how this turned out.

Edit: Should mention that because my dad deleted Adobe Reader from the computer in his OMG VIRUZ HUNT, this entire thing would not be possible had I not made Shane download my ministudio's instruction manual .pdf and email it as an attachment so I could see it using Google Docs.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jan 2010, 12:31
Actually... they gave me laughing gas before putting the iv in to knock me out. That was awesome. I remember I heard P-Funk right before passing out, I think I might have even said "gotta have that funk". I hope you get the laughing gas too; it was actually really really helpful with the anxiety plus it makes you awesome.

Man, they gave me gas too I think and were like "okay now count backwards to from ten to zero, you'll be asleep before you know it" and to myself I was all like "fuck you guys, I'm going to be awake when I reach zero you'll see". Next thing I know I woke up and I no longer had wisdom teeth. Laughing gas makes me aggressive?
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Post by: Jace on 29 Jan 2010, 12:32
Patrick, I want you to record more songs so I can listen to them because I really like that recording.
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 Jan 2010, 12:39

Edit: Should mention that because my dad deleted Adobe Reader from the computer in his OMG VIRUZ HUNT, this entire thing would not be possible had I not made Shane download my ministudio's instruction manual .pdf and email it as an attachment so I could see it using Google Docs.

I am that awesome.
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Post by: smack that isaiah on 29 Jan 2010, 12:56
Dear Cardinal Fang,
I just want you to know that I didn't have a crappy experience with my wisdom teeth removal. Mine were trying to go in sideways so I had the surgery too. I didn't swell up too bad and the painkillers made me sleep through most days. I think I only woke up to eat some soup and maybe pee and then go watch tv or something with my dad before passing out on the couch again. So sometimes it doesn't suck, even with the surgery! (But yes, don't plan on doing shit for at least a few days)

This is pretty much the same as with me.  My teeth were trying to grow in sideways and were pushing my teeth together towards the front--ruining years of braces work.  The painkillers helped, and i got to sleep and eat pudding and ice cream all the time.  I watched The Price is Right a lot.
Unfortunately, I got mine out during the summer, so I didn't miss any school, and I did miss an outing with friends to see the new Die Hard :(
So, other than missing social events it was very ok.

On a side note:  So in this "blog thread," we just write stuff about what's goin on with ourselves?  I never even looked at the other Blog thread more than a few times--it was too intimidating with it's many many pages.

Sooo, right now I'm working on making an awesome "Yay! You're Back From Germany!" mixCD for my girlfriend.  I still need to cut out about 20min before I can get to thinking about how I'm gonna do the artwork--previously I've photoshopped together series of pictures for the cover, but this time I'm thinking I wanna draw something.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 29 Jan 2010, 13:01
glyphic based on yr first bands infulences it sounds like that band probably ruled. also it says you guys are from the same city, yr old band break up?

also yeah bail out of that band. shows at hot topic are the lamest thing. go hit up some haus shows and make friends with kids, surely somebody else at a haus show is trying to sound like hot water music.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 29 Jan 2010, 13:23
Laughing gas is pretty awesome. I think they asked me to count backwards and I said ok and don't remember anything after that. Then I was awake and my mom was helping me get into the car and then suddenly we were home and she was helping me out of the car and then I got inside and passed out. Also everything was really funny. But I do not recommend once you are rational again to watch any sort of comedy. Laughing is probably the worst thing when you're recovering from that, pain killers or no.
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Post by: Emaline on 29 Jan 2010, 13:33
Eli, what kind of music do you want to make? Because I know St. Louis had a pretty decent punk scene for awhile, and a hardcore scene, and I know there were a lot of awesome as hell experimental/noise groups around here that I was into for awhile. Don't forget these guys are from here (http://www.myspace.com/somanydynamos). I am good friends with their ex-drummer(who is still really good friends with them). He lives in Granite City, if you'd be interested in maybe seeing if you guys could get something together.


Also, this dude (http://www.myspace.com/thankfultree) is from here and makes some of my favorite music. I could list good bands from St. Louis all day, but I feel a bit silly doing it. But yeah, we've got an alright music scene, you just gotta dig. You already know about the Lemp, so you're on a good start. Have you tried talking to those dudes there?
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Jan 2010, 14:02
I <3 laughing gas.

When I got my tooths out, they had to give me gas to stick the IV in because needles make me shit the bed and it was basically the coolest shit ever.

They were all "count backwards" and I was like "eff that, The Cars are playing over the speakers, I'm gonna dance." and then I was in space, laughing uncontrollabley at our puny Sun.

Then I was home in my bed with the tv on and my mom sitting nearby.

DRUGS KICK ASS
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Post by: scarred on 29 Jan 2010, 14:37
I was watching Firefly as those drugs wore off. Best day ever.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 29 Jan 2010, 14:49
83% in my web design coursework hell yesssssssssssssssss!

That is a very firm First, I am VERY fucking pleased!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 29 Jan 2010, 14:50
glyphic based on yr first bands infulences it sounds like that band probably ruled. also it says you guys are from the same city, yr old band break up?
Yeah. We broke up because our drummer couldn't keep up and the other guitarist joined a metal band. Sigh.

Emaline,

I went to college with Aaron from the Dynamos. Plus, the drummer from my band is good friends with Nathan from Target Market (who is now in the Dynamos). You're right. I'm just retarded. I should be out there talking with dudes and ladies about making sweet sweet music. If you know anyone who is looking to jam, I would be interested in talking with them at least.

Plus, you're right. There are quite a few good local bands. However, you cannot deny that they are vastly outweighed by dudes who think playing a Mike Judy Production is the height of cool.
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Post by: tania on 29 Jan 2010, 15:01
hey screw you bmv books for only giving me like $5 for all those hardcovers i sold to you, who the heck do you think you are?
okay yeah i guess you are actually a pretty awesome bookstore with a really great selection and i'm essentially just shitting up your store with my shitty books but... come on, give me more than $5 for all that. i'm poor.
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Post by: Emaline on 29 Jan 2010, 15:04
I'd say that's probably how it is most places, but I've never really checked out music scenes anywhere else. But I mean, dudes who listen to Creed are just as likely to want to start a band as dudes who listen to Sonic Youth. One is just easier to find than the other.

But yeah, I will totally ask around and see if anybody I know is interested in rocking out.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Jan 2010, 15:12
I just found out that apparently Japanese mayo is really hard to find in Australia, something to do with how it has too high a ratio of eggs? This sucks because I totally have a crush on Japanese mayo. Fuck Australia has some weird laws.

Dude this is not true. They practically sell Japanese mayo on street corners in Sydney, so maybe it is just a Perth thing because you're so far away from everything people feel like they can make up stories about the rest of the world.

It is a little pricey though.
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2010, 15:39
I'd say that's probably how it is most places, but I've never really checked out music scenes anywhere else. But I mean, dudes who listen to Creed are just as likely to want to start a band as dudes who listen to Sonic Youth. One is just easier to find than the other.

But yeah, I will totally ask around and see if anybody I know is interested in rocking out.

Dude get over to the Bay Area and we will fuckin' slay
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Post by: Slick on 29 Jan 2010, 15:59
hey screw you bmv books for only giving me like $5 for all those hardcovers i sold to you, who the heck do you think you are?
okay yeah i guess you are actually a pretty awesome bookstore with a really great selection and i'm essentially just shitting up your store with my shitty books but... come on, give me more than $5 for all that. i'm poor.
Tania I guess I have known you for a while now and I think you're pretty rad but if it comes down to you or the late-night used book store I know who I'd pick.
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Post by: tania on 29 Jan 2010, 16:03
our divorce was hard enough as is james, just stop rubbing it in and let me move on please
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2010, 17:08
Oh god I'm multiposting but I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW SHITFUCK YEAH

It's at the coffee shop downtown where I am pretty certain I will be hired on the spot y0, and if I am hired I am pretty certain I can get myself a fairly regular music gig there.

Fuck yeah I'll be the perfect coffee shop prick, I will wear my cap and have a ponytail and a shirt collar folded down over the top of my sweater and I'll wear my messenger bag and get Buddy Holly glasses and start listening exclusively to local bands that don't even exist anymore and only hang out with people who wear skinny jeans or corduroy pants FUCK YEAH
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Jan 2010, 17:14
So for dinner my mom made some soup and then left for work and left in the crockpot. She told my dad to put some barley from a brand new box of barley into it at a certain time. So he does that and dumps it in there and leaves again.
I come home from school and there are bugs all over the counter and all over the barley box. I spray them and clean them up and go back to doing stuff. I go back over there and there is more. I look in the crockpot and see little thyme pieces on top.
My mom comes home and I tell her about it. She goes over and sees little thyme pieces in the soup and figures out that there were weevils in our box of barley and now they are in our soup.
Soup ruined.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Jan 2010, 17:23
Ohgod my dad is eating it.
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Post by: torontoguy2k8 on 29 Jan 2010, 17:40
Oh god I'm multiposting but I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW SHITFUCK YEAH

It's at the coffee shop downtown where I am pretty certain I will be hired on the spot y0, and if I am hired I am pretty certain I can get myself a fairly regular music gig there.

Fuck yeah I'll be the perfect coffee shop prick, I will wear my cap and have a ponytail and a shirt collar folded down over the top of my sweater and I'll wear my messenger bag and get Buddy Holly glasses and start listening exclusively to local bands that don't even exist anymore and only hang out with people who wear skinny jeans or corduroy pants FUCK YEAH

Oh hey! I wear corduroy pants! XD

Hello new bloggy thread!

So I'm going to meet a friend to go see Avatar tomorrow, and while this is an awesome thing, I have recently discovered that this movie apparently makes people go all emo and /wrists because they can't join this movie. This creeps me the fuck out. I REALLY wanna see this movie, but I don't exactly know how to cope with a theater full of people who take movies too seriously. I try not to judge people whenever I can, but that's still creepy.

It has also come to my attention that an un-toasted Quiznos sandwich contains only 2/5ths the total awesome of a regularly toasted sandwich.

In other news, the insomnia monster has returned in full force, and I have yet found any effective means of killing it.
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Post by: sean on 29 Jan 2010, 17:46
the above is a wonderful example of a terrible post
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Jan 2010, 17:51
Oh god I'm multiposting but I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW SHITFUCK YEAH

It's at the coffee shop downtown where I am pretty certain I will be hired on the spot y0, and if I am hired I am pretty certain I can get myself a fairly regular music gig there.

Fuck yeah I'll be the perfect coffee shop prick, I will wear my cap and have a ponytail and a shirt collar folded down over the top of my sweater and I'll wear my messenger bag and get Buddy Holly glasses and start listening exclusively to local bands that don't even exist anymore and only hang out with people who wear skinny jeans or corduroy pants FUCK YEAH

Oh hey! I wear corduroy pants! XD

Hello new bloggy thread!

So I'm going to meet a friend to go see Avatar tomorrow, and while this is an awesome thing, I have recently discovered that this movie apparently makes people go all emo and /wrists because they can't join this movie. This creeps me the fuck out. I REALLY wanna see this movie, but I don't exactly know how to cope with a theater full of people who take movies too seriously. I try not to judge people whenever I can, but that's still creepy.

It has also come to my attention that an un-toasted Quiznos sandwich contains only 2/5ths the total awesome of a regularly toasted sandwich.

In other news, the insomnia monster has returned in full force, and I have yet found any effective means of killing it.

Oh hey! I haven't seen that movie yet either!

Hello new bloggy thread,

So I'm going to see Wicked tomorrow with a bunch of my theatrefag friends. I really want to see it but from I can tell, after you leave you will be singing the songs from it for a while because they're stuck in your head. I will probably be one of these people. I REALLY want to see it but I'm not sure if I can take the whole ride home with a car full of people who are singing the whole time.

It has also come to my attention that an un-toasted Quiznos sandwich contains only 2/5ths the total awesome of a regularly toasted sandwich.
In other news, there were bugs all over my counter earlier and I could not, for a while, find where they were coming from!
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Post by: Scarychips on 29 Jan 2010, 17:58
New Blog Thread, I know we have not be acquainted, but it will cme don't worry. Don't be shy, make yourself at home.

Today, with my English class, we went to Dawson College to watch a play. It's called "Beside Herself", written by Sarah Daniels. I absolutely loved it, and there was a cute girl playing a punk girl which adds up to her cuteness.  Bad side: I forgot my tuque there and there's a fucking freezing wind today.

With love,
Anthony
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 29 Jan 2010, 18:00
I have no idea what is going on.

Oh hey guys. Tonight was alright. As some of you may have noticed I was meant to play some tunes tonight in a club and I didn't know what to play cause UK indie ain't my schtlick. Turned out that I could just play whatever the shit I wanted to. I mean, I played The prodigy followed by Iggy Pop followed by Girl Talk followed by Beck followed by Phoenix etc etc. It was pretty rad, and people rocked out, and when people requested shit it wasn't lame music and I had it so it was cool.

And then (here's it is!) I got paid! Sweet. I got 100 pounds to play music that I probably would have enjoyed rocking out to on my own for a shit load of people for 2.5 hours. I mean, let's do the math here people, that's 40 pounds an hour (not really, as most of that money goes to our radio station but shit son, DJing is apparently where it's at).

Fuck yeah! I wish I did this every week (sadly next week another member of our radio station gets to do it).

And then also some friends were meant to come to hang out with me but they were dicks ( :x ) and didn't come (cause it was 5 quid to get in, so a little acceptable), but haha, the club that they went to got shut down this week, so joke's on them!
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Post by: Slick on 29 Jan 2010, 18:22
2k8 I do not know what you are talking about regarding /wrists over Avatar. It is a really pretty movie. People get into things. People get over things. If you hear someone saying how sad they are because they can't turn into a giant blue alien and run in the rainforest, odds are they probably aren't that sad and they won't think much about the rainforest after they watch The Book of Eli or whatever else.
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Post by: Lines on 29 Jan 2010, 19:16
Ohgod my dad is eating it.

Ohhhhh dear. Did he eventually find out? You must finish this story! It's gross but entertaining!
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Jan 2010, 19:46
He already knew about it when he ate it! He looked them up on the internet and it said it's fine to eat them so he did. And then my brother did too. I ate pepperoni rolls instead.
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Post by: Emaline on 29 Jan 2010, 21:50
start listening exclusively to local bands that don't even exist anymore and only hang out with people who wear skinny jeans or corduroy pants FUCK YEAH



I do these things :( A lot. And reminisce about the good old days of when those bands were around. Because man, those were some of the best times. And man, we were so young then, and life was full of promise and the world was just opening up to us and things were great and I had goals.


Now I am bitter, and things are hopeless, and the world is no longer bright and beautiful, and is instead dark and ugly and it is raining outside, and no one wears bright colors.
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2010, 22:26
the above is a wonderful example of a terrible post

Thanks for posting a better one there bro

Emaline if it makes you feel better I really wish that this one local act, Runaway Tim (http://myspace.com/runawaytim), hadn't broken up. I don't give a fuck if they wanted to be college-learned or not, they were pretty boss even if the one guy did play a shitty Jag-Stang
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 29 Jan 2010, 22:37
Man. Leon Peartree was so good. And now they are broken up and I missed their last concert.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 29 Jan 2010, 22:43
Despite some airline naffness, bought tickets to tokyo.
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Post by: calenlass on 30 Jan 2010, 00:02
Hello, blog thread. It is nice to know people will still have some place to post their bloggy blogs. I will go back to avoiding you like the plague now.
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Post by: squawk on 30 Jan 2010, 00:03
Quote from: squawk from five months ago and also s-k
why do good things never wanna stay
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Post by: SilentJ on 30 Jan 2010, 00:41
Oh hey blog thread.

Spring semester starts on monday, I am kind of excited!  Signed myself up for a Business of Music class and a Music Technology class this time around, I'm really interested to see what those have me doing.  Being a music major is pretty rad, I have decided.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Jan 2010, 01:11
Oh shit so many posts since I was last in here. So:

glyphic: play metal, you gigantic wussbag. metal is the best.

Nick: Yeah I was talking to my gf (I found her!) and she said that Kewpie is pretty easy to find, if a little pricey. I just got the impression that it was hard to find from one single blog post, I mean I haven't even gone out and looked for it. I am a bit too credulous for my own good?

Emilio: Fuck yeah doggie, we are booking our tickets to NY on Monday, including a two day stop-off in Tokyo from July 17-19. We are hoping to stay in a capsule hotel! (probably this one (http://capsuleinn.com/) in Akihabara because it was one of the few I could find that would both allow female guests and allows you to stay more than one day) I know it's very unlikely you'll get a chance to come down and hang but here's hoping?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Jan 2010, 01:22
I am so tired. I was painting scenery til 2am then I waited til the lighting guy Marvin had finished at about half two, meaning I wasn't in bed til three. Then I woke up at eight as if someone had stuck a cattleprod in me, and now I am going back to the theatre for at least another twelve hours.
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Post by: jhocking on 30 Jan 2010, 05:52
This is pretty much the same as with me.  My teeth were trying to grow in sideways and were pushing my teeth together towards the front--ruining years of braces work.  The painkillers helped, and i got to sleep and eat pudding and ice cream all the time.

See this is where I got lucky. I had a similar issue with not enough room for all my teeth, except my wisdom teeth weren't the ones coming out sideways, it was my canine. By removing a bunch of molars the dentist made enough room for my wisdom teeth to come out normally and my orthodontist could straighten the canine. So I didn't need the full knockout, they just shot me with some local anesthetic.

Friends were saying they'd have gone for the full knockout anyway but that's just weird to me. If I have a choice, I will stay awake thank you very much.
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Post by: Lines on 30 Jan 2010, 07:04
He already knew about it when he ate it! He looked them up on the internet and it said it's fine to eat them so he did. And then my brother did too. I ate pepperoni rolls instead.

Lolz but ewwwwww!
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Post by: Emaline on 30 Jan 2010, 09:07
Bloggett,


I am tired and cannot sleep and I am trying to not take melatonin. And I could not sleep in this morning because my boyfriend is going to a MTG pre-release, and his friend is coming over. I'm supposed to get breakfast out of the deal, but the friend just called saying he was almost here, and the bf is just now showering, and we still need to get stuff for breakfast. So, I don't know.

But I am fine and things are great because I am up and watching cartoons, and oh my god Saturday morning cartoons! Things are pretty great.
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Post by: iamiam on 30 Jan 2010, 09:19
recap of the week:

monday:  burrito night!
tuesday:  photo shoot!
wednesday:  dharma lounge with friends!  guys who like me think that being mean & weird is the way to my heart but oh well!
thursday:  birthday dinner! then hanging out with my stoner friend & all his stoned friends i'd never met before & videochatting together with strangers from the internet!  then dancing on a cube!  then i got pulled over AGAIN what the fuck and the cop made me say my ABCs because he didn't believe that i was sober!
friday:  was gonna see a show but the weather was shit & i am poor so i hung out with other really stoned stoner friends and watched bad tv!
saturday:  SNOW!  but i am stuck inside doing homework, and then i have to go to work... but i am going to a fucking sweet show (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234723492216&ref=mf) tonight!
sunday:  packing & moving & seeing my friend's band play!  & maybe squeezing in a girls' night somewhere in there!

i'm not really sure how i am managing all this with a 50+hr work week & a full load of coursework. but deciding not to sleep anymore is working out pretty well so far!
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Post by: ummmkay on 30 Jan 2010, 09:48
2k8 I do not know what you are talking about regarding /wrists over Avatar. It is a really pretty movie. People get into things. People get over things. If you hear someone saying how sad they are because they can't turn into a giant blue alien and run in the rainforest, odds are they probably aren't that sad and they won't think much about the rainforest after they watch The Book of Eli or whatever else.

I think he is talking about something like this (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/11/avatar.movie.blues/index.html?iref=allsearch).
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Post by: Patrick on 30 Jan 2010, 14:24
I'm sorry but if somebody's such a bleeding-heart hippie that they think they should end their life over not being an alien space-hippie, then fuck them, I don't want them on my planet anyway. Don't waste resources that I could be consuming if you're not gonna fuckin' do anything to improve the human condition.
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Post by: jhocking on 30 Jan 2010, 14:41
what


(I was originally going to post "what does being a bleeding-heart hippie have to do with anything?" but that would imply the other parts of your post make sense.)
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 30 Jan 2010, 15:19
I also wish i could be a member of a primitive society that is able to overcome its limitations only through the help of The White Man.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 30 Jan 2010, 16:03
fuck that shit, i don't want to be blue, 4 metres tall and with a creepy tendril tipped tail.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 30 Jan 2010, 17:00
I figured my day would be slightly more interesting in comic form.  Click for big.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/th_sat.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/sat.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nashvillewho on 30 Jan 2010, 19:10
MTV's show MADE is coming to my high school. Interviews for potential candidates are next week, and I am thinking of going out for it. But there is nothing I really want to be MADE into I guess? That is where you, the internet, comes in. Tell me what to audition for! Love, Nelson
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 30 Jan 2010, 19:15
A totally punk rock star!


ETA: Looking around the interwebs, I found these "not quite 55 word stories" I wrote a while back for a thread on here. I had reposted them elsewhere and completely forgot about them. Re-reading them though, I'm still impressed, and pretty proud of them. And they are:

Quote
And he said, "I won't be offended if you do." That's when I hung up. I didn't need his permission. Sure, we slept together, but that was it. He didn't own me. I could sleep with other people. That morning he called. "Did you do it? Are you ok? Do you want to see me?" It was one word. All strung together. There weren't pauses in his speech. I hung up, and rolled over. There in my bed lay the problem. I shook him awake, and asked him to leave. He moved to kiss me, but I pushed him away. Not another one.
------------------------------

"Please don't call me that."
"What?"
"That name. Please don't call me that."
Claire. Claire. Claire. Her name is Claire. She has short brown hair, and glasses just like Emily. Whenever we have sex, I always call her Emily. I know she's dead. I can't help it that Claire looks just like her when she comes. I wish she'd play along.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 30 Jan 2010, 19:20
(http://www.as.sdsu.edu/viejas_arena/Upcoming_Images/VIEJAS/greenday.jpeg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nashvillewho on 30 Jan 2010, 19:23
(http://www.giantrobot.com/blogs/martin/uploaded_images/up-ian_mc_make_artist_mt-706698.jpg) ?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 30 Jan 2010, 19:23
Wicked was great.
Our van smelled like feet though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 30 Jan 2010, 19:27
I was thinking something more along the lines of

(http://juan.blogdetik.com/files/2009/04/rancid1.jpg)

or

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/Noyztank/casualties.jpg)


That way you could be totally punk rock.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 30 Jan 2010, 19:28
(http://armoredsquirrel.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/PunkMohawk.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 30 Jan 2010, 20:49
But what if there's a sudden gust of wind?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 30 Jan 2010, 20:53
You hear someone whistling a B flat.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 30 Jan 2010, 22:00
Did someone say totally punk rock

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs203.snc3/21070_1198712181839_1649550139_540737_8041197_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Jan 2010, 22:01
Ahhhhhhh!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 30 Jan 2010, 22:06
Vicious.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jan 2010, 22:58
If you are at all bright, you will not look at her funny!

Guys, I got bored again. I was feeling indecisive. I decided to record Dear Prudence (http://www.box.net/shared/a89mltuihf) by the Beatles and Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (http://www.box.net/shared/l1v1sk3xet) by CCR.

Stupidly, though, I juiced the master volume too much when I made the master for "Dear Prudence", and on "Have You Ever blah blah" my levels are a little off. And I'm not entirely satisfied with the doubled lead vocals on "Prudence". And I'm sure as hell not satisfied with the vocal performance on "Have You rgiosjeormg".

Oh and I aced the shitfuck out of my interview today. My interviewer and I were having a good old time, and because of the fact that I never shut up, I answered more than one question at once that he was supposed to be asking. I guess that's a good thing, because it shows that I know what people are looking for. Or something. 2 more supervisors wanna interview me before anybody makes a decision. If I do as well on the other two as I did on today's, I am fairly certain I will slay all opposition.

I am excitedddddddddd
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: LittleKey on 31 Jan 2010, 00:19
Good luck on that Patrick!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: valley_parade on 31 Jan 2010, 07:05
I just applied for one of my dream jobs: working for the Boston Red Sox.

The past 24 hours? THAT rad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 31 Jan 2010, 08:22
I often gag while brushing the back of my tongue, but this morning I actually vomited a little. ugh
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 31 Jan 2010, 10:24
I just applied for one of my dream jobs: working for the Boston Red Sox.

The past 24 hours? THAT rad.

I tried hard to make a George Costanza joke here that would be funny but not too OMG-guys-I-watch-wayyy-too-much-Seinfeld, but I was ultimately unsuccessful.

Instead, I'll just say: good luck!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: valley_parade on 31 Jan 2010, 10:26
Don't worry, I won't make them wear cotton.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 31 Jan 2010, 15:50
Ben got a phone call yesterday from his real estate agent letting him know that the owner wants to move back into this apartment. So we have two months (a good amount of notice, I will admit) to find a new place and move into it. This means we have to look for a place more urgently than we have been, and can't just wait until we find somewhere we love. Plus it means packing up and moving when we were thinking about how we could rearrange stuff to utilise the space here better. Annoying!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 31 Jan 2010, 16:50
That happened to me at the last place I rented. The only difference is that the owner sold it, instead. So, we got 30 days to find a new place. Which, due to the new owners complaining, turned into 11 days. Cue all residents moving back in with our parents.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: negative creep on 31 Jan 2010, 16:58
Is that even legal?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 31 Jan 2010, 17:05
It was in our lease, though the house was financed, so technically our landlord wasn't supposed to have tenants. Very small town, though. Less than 3000 people. Laws are... lenient in such places.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 31 Jan 2010, 17:49
I just found out that my landlord wants to show people my apartment on Thursday: two weeks before I am due to be out.
Guess who has to pack the illegally-kept cat up and move her to the new place this week? This means I will have to stay in the new house without any of my furniture! FUN
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 31 Jan 2010, 18:12
Cue all forumites moving back in with our parents.

ftfy

Edit: Oh yeah, the dude who interviewed me? We're totally going to hang at his place tonight, gonna listen to his old '78s of Les Paul & Mary Ford. Fuck yessss

Edit Edit: anybody wanna buy me a 32GB SD card pretty pleeeeeeeeease I'll make you lots of pretty musics
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 31 Jan 2010, 20:40
Dear Blog Thread,

How do I convince my boyfriend to buy me this (http://www.guitarcenter.com/Lanikai-Kohala-Standard-Ukulele-512535-i1147826.gc) for Valentine's Day, instead of taking me out on some big expensive fancy dinner date?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 31 Jan 2010, 20:43
Be honest and say "I don't want you to take me out on a big fancy dinner for valentine's day. If you want to get me something, then this ukulele is all I want. Please,"


I mean, you've probably said that to him, but if he still takes you out for a big dinner and doesn't get the ukulele after you have been upfront and honest then maybe that is an issue in that he isn't taking your feelings into consideration?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 31 Jan 2010, 20:44
Guess who can't move to her new place yet because the old owners have not moved out yet?
PANIC PANIC PANIC
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 31 Jan 2010, 21:05
I am being launched into adulthood and it is uncomfortable. I've been really moody lately, noticing some regressive tendencies and moodswings, and I've been having some anxiety. My grandmother passed away recently, and it was unexpected and difficult to cope with, but it seems like that was just the beginning of a wave of shit that's about to hit me. I want to fill this post with long paragraphs full of things I'm feeling and what's going on in my life, but it would all be redundant and hard to follow and blagh blagh blagh. If this post doesn't make any sense, I'm sorry, I was on the verge of tears when I first starting writing it. I'm worried about my family, everybody is sick, my mom will probably lose her job, I'm about to start a psychostimulant trial for my difficulty performing in school and in life in general (a decision I made of my own volition, which is kinda funny remembering how I complained about it in the Discuss! thread less than a year ago), and I have been really just sort of worried that I'll wake up one morning and find someone I love dead or something.

tl;dr:  :|
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 31 Jan 2010, 23:06
fuck that shit, i don't want to be blue, 4 metres tall and with a creepy tendril tipped tail.

Also I totally love sexin' things with my dong
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 31 Jan 2010, 23:37
Thanks for the new sigquote Dovey.

To you Vendejvkajbaeljgalfjal, that sucks. It really really sucks, and you're right. It pretty much always does come at you all at once. I've been in a position similar to where you are, only I didn't deal with it very well and just drank a lot. A lot a lot. My panic attacks got worse and more frequent (when sober) and I ended up dropping out of school because of that. So you'd probably consider my case one of the worse case scenarios but really I have a pretty well paying job with lots of room for advancement. I have a lot of friends and some actual free time now. Maybe it's because of the time, or because of changes I made, but I no longer need the drugs I was taking. In my case, and it sounds like you are doing this too, not only was I taking on the stress that was directly on me, but also trying to take on everyone else's stress. Like I was the one who had to (or could) fix things. In my case really, it was the realization that I could only affect things so much, that certain things are going to happen and there's nothing I can do to stop them. And yes, they suck, but once I kind of gave in to that it's made things a whole lot easier. Sorry, I'm pretty sure bad grammar and typos abound in this here post.

(And: I'm obviously not the only one who this type of thing has happened to. Other happy stories is my almost-aunt who is now starting grad school after taking a couple years off (undergrad) when her mom died, and my bff finishing up his master's after having dropped out for about three years. Not saying you're gonna drop out, but if you do end up doing it, it's not as bad as you'd think)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Feb 2010, 01:56
Ben got a phone call yesterday from his real estate agent letting him know that the owner wants to move back into this apartment. So we have two months (a good amount of notice, I will admit) to find a new place and move into it. This means we have to look for a place more urgently than we have been, and can't just wait until we find somewhere we love. Plus it means packing up and moving when we were thinking about how we could rearrange stuff to utilise the space here better. Annoying!

I just found out that my landlord wants to show people my apartment on Thursday: two weeks before I am due to be out.
Guess who has to pack the illegally-kept cat up and move her to the new place this week? This means I will have to stay in the new house without any of my furniture! FUN


Argh I have an inspection on Wednesday so tomorrow the girl and I are cleaning out our apartment really nicely and moving the rats and the rabbit over to my brother's for the night because we're totally not meant to have pets. Also the sliding glass door onto the balconey totally has a massive crack in it and I'm worried the real estate agent is going to get all pissy about it and I'm not sure how I'm going to deal with it. Just gonna tell them we came home one day and it was broken, probably due to a combination of hot hot heat and strong strong winds (this is not implausible, we live on the top floor of an apartment block overlooking the harbour in Australia and it's summer). If they want us to we're ok to pay to fix it anyway.

We're also going to move in June when our lease is up. Thinking about raising our price range to $400 a week because man, the difference gets us some really nice looking apartments.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 01 Feb 2010, 02:24
There is a place of Church St here (just past Camperdown Park) that so far looks like a pretty good size for us and is really close to work and actually has a courtyard and is on the ground floor and blblblblbl I want it. It's $430 a week which is a pretty good price for around here, but I guess I will have to look inside to see if there is anything terrible about it and try and be successful in applying.

Ben talked to the real estate people we are renting through at the moment, and they said they would give us a heads up if anything similar to this place comes up. Fingers crossed everything goes alright!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Caleb on 01 Feb 2010, 06:43
my access cable music show tapes its 5th episode on Monday. Life is good.

Neat!  Are any of the episodes online?

I am into editing the third episode of my cable show.  I need to get the opening right still.

The plan is to get a month of episodes done and then put them on TV on Thursday, Friday and Sat at 11:30.  Then I will put them online.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: iamiam on 01 Feb 2010, 07:05
wow i guess we are all moving around here huh?

i am moving out TODAY omg i am so fucking excited except now i have to assemble all the IKEA furniture i have been hoarding which will probably be sort of a bitch but whatever my new apartment is so awesome and it has a fireplace & i love my roommate aka bestest friend to death and fuck proper sentence structure i just want to leave work and run straight to my new apartment RIGHT NOW!!!


(no i am not exaggerating my happiness.  being forced to live with your crazy parents for a year after already experiencing 3 years living alone in another country is pretty much the Worst Thing and i am so glad it is finally over)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Yunior on 01 Feb 2010, 09:18
A new blog thread for new dreams! So in my last blog post, in the old blog thread, I mentioned I've been thinking about transferring, or doing something, to move on from this university because I've been unhappy. So I am totally doing that! My mom was predictably good about it (she is an existentialist) and is okay with me coming back home. I'm sad about the sunk costs of moving cities to attend this school, and a lot of the things I've done to rearrange my life to make it work, but it's time to move on and grow, etc. etc. In the meantime, while I figure out where I want to transfer, I'm gonna take some community college classes and establish some much needed zen in my life.

Also you can barely tell I was in a car accident a little more than a week ago!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 01 Feb 2010, 09:29
Wait, didn't you go to Chicago? That's my favourite city in the world, it's a shame it didn't work out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 01 Feb 2010, 10:42
Totally went and chilled last night with the dude who interviewed me the other day. We played Mario Party 3 on his N64. It was insane, Game Guy came up and took all his coins (he had 96) and made him make a bet who could eat cake faster. If he won, he'd get 16x his coins. If he lost, he'd lose all his coins. Fucker totally won, maxed him out at 999 coins. Ridiculous.

Oh also I guess those songs that I recorded and posted earlier? Toooootally getting airplay in Buffalo, NY. I know a guy :B
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Tom on 01 Feb 2010, 11:41
also read that post while looking at ray in my avatar

perfect synergy, dude. what'd you apply for?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 01 Feb 2010, 11:43
What should I make for dinner tonight? Nacho, pizza or lasagna? The pizza would be a feta cheese chicken, on one half, and Italian sausage probably mozzarella on the other.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 Feb 2010, 11:48
lasagna is played out, yo

nachos and/or pizza is my vote. ooh actually you should make nachopizza! i've never had it before it i might have just made it up but it sounds dank as shit.

fuck i'm hungry
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 01 Feb 2010, 11:56
My boyfriend is super Italian and had been begging me to make him lasagna since we started dating, though.


Basically, I wanna use this spinach and feta cheese before they go bad. And we had nachos not that long ago. But man they were delicious.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 01 Feb 2010, 12:05
Do Lasagna. Make the boyfriend happy. You will most likely be rewarded.

Plus, deep fry some lasagna. I hear it is the best, if you can stand the thought of deep-fried cheese.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 01 Feb 2010, 12:09
I can stand the thought of deep fried cheese, but how does one deep fry lasagna?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 01 Feb 2010, 12:38
I want to know more about this deep-fried lasagna.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 01 Feb 2010, 13:00
You literally just cut the lasagna into pieces, crack two eggs, add some flour, coat in breadcrumbs, and drop it in peanut oil. It looks delicious if you put some Parmesan and marinara on top.

Pics or it didn't happen:
(http://listicles.thelmagazine.com/wp-content/upload/lasagnadeepfried.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 01 Feb 2010, 13:24
Glyphic, your lack of a working avatar disconcerts me. I find it hard to follow who is saying what when I don't have a nice little picture to appease my feeble mind.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 01 Feb 2010, 13:32
Fixed. Sort of.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: CardinalFang on 01 Feb 2010, 13:36
I am now short two wisdom teeth.
The roads were still covered in ice from Saturday's storm but we got to the dentist's office early. Of course no one was there. We waited for about an hour and then the dentist showed up. Too bad it was only him and he had no staff.
Dear sweet lord it is difficult to type this thanks to the Vicodin and the amazing lack o' food.
anyway, eventually the staff showed up so around 10:30 I was taken back for my 9:00 appointment. He leans me back in the chair and starts to come at me with a syringe. I ask, doing my best to keep a note of panic out of my voice, if he was going to put me under. He paused and said he was planning on going with local. I said that I wanted to be put out and he said it was no problem. He also said the chart said local but I know damn well that I said to put me out. So he leaves and I wait a bit. A nurse comes in and manages to not only find a vein but hit it on the first try. That is a minor miracle. I sit back and enjoy the fuzzy feeling. I wait for the dentist to come in or for an IV to be hooked up. As I'm waiting the nurse comes back in with my gf and says it's time to go. I had missed the whole extraction part! I was pleased.
Meanwhile the dentist was out in the hall discussing a problem patient and telling the nurse to call 911 and get them out of there. I don't think anyone was having a good day.
Now I am home and the drugs have worn off so it is Vicodin time. I am putting ice on my face 20 minutes on - 20 minutes off. I am also taking a bloody piece of gauze out of my mouth every 30 minutes and replacing it with a new clean piece of gauze. I haven't been able to really eat anything but I've managed some soda.
Thanks to everyone who replied. I shall now fall over.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 01 Feb 2010, 13:41
19 years without a cavity and now, next Monday, I'm getting a filling because the orthodontists chipped a tooth when taking off my braces. Thanks, orthotards!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Feb 2010, 14:23
I made lasagne the other night and stuffed it up so bad that I made my boyfriend and I sick.
Yaaaaaay.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 01 Feb 2010, 14:44
Fixed. Sort of.

Thanks, I genuinely appreciate that!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Feb 2010, 16:23
Hi.

To make it quick because I only have 25 minutes left and I still have to go running wildly through mediaf!re before I go:

I lost the internet.
I gained the flue.
I lost 10 pounds because of it.
I gained a few dozen books.
I lost my dog.
I lost the game.
I gained freedom! (Translation: Finally had a real falling out with my ex which turned out to be pretty therapeutic, in which she called me all sorts of nasty things, says I abandoned her (when she left me), and concluded with her calling me a pedophile and hanging up. Not sure where that came from.)

And my electricity is going to be disconnected on Friday.

So, uh, in the loss of internet I've been calling Patrick and being whiny at him. Sorry, dude.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Feb 2010, 18:10
I'm heading into my nineteenth hour of today and still have about another one to go. Then I have to get up six hours later to start another 18 hour day.

Today's dress didn't go well - the set is hugely cumbersome and there are twenty-two scene changes. It just isn't workable, so I'm going in as soon as possible tomorrow morning to rework it and try to make it easier to manage. It's in seven pieces and all of them are about eight feet tall. It just ruins the entire play to have two-minute scene changes and makes it almost an hour too long.

Why am I even on the forums when I have so little time to sleep? I guess I'm too wired.

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Feb 2010, 18:26
argh
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Feb 2010, 18:27
Going out on a limb and saying that Lunchy just moved her cat over to your place and it sat on your lap and then stuck it's tail in your face? It used to do this to me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 01 Feb 2010, 18:48
I am picturing Jimmy with a teeny kitty sitting on his lap and it is a very adorable/humorous image.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: DarkAvenger on 01 Feb 2010, 18:57
Dear Blog Thread,

Today I began my final semester in high school. My last semester is set up in a way that is very relaxed for me, my only courses being German, English, and Drama. My German class has been absolutely brilliant for the last few years, being taught by one of my favourite teachers I have ever had the pleasure of being taught by. Drama is the usual deal of course. However within the first ten minutes of my English class I knew I will not last the semester. I have a teacher I have never heard of, which is not a bad thing, who is forcing us to cut up all of the assignments and worksheets and notes she gives us and glue them into a coil ring notebook. She actually told us that we would need about 6 gluesticks for the entire course. However, I can deal with that. My main issue is that she believes the class to be idiots. For the next week we will spend each class learning about punctuation. I know, a very difficult subject to comprehend, if only we had the experience of a previous 12 years to deal with punctuation. She is also not very well spoken. She used the term pejorative about 5 times during her lecture, but pronounced it as both perjorative and prejorative. Of course she also used pejorative the wrong way, all 5 or so times. I'm not asking for a perfect teacher, but so far she is far below decent. A teacher who doesn't use the phrase "what if is" in the sentence "What if is I go on a vacation?". A teacher who doesn't make us go around the room in order to read verbatim the frequently asked questions handout she gave us. A teacher who hasn't told his directly that she will not accept an essay if it is not written in the first person. I just want someone who can do their job well.

Sincerely,

Me, I suppose.

tldr; If I was told my new English teacher wasn't actually a teacher but an elaborate joke played on me, I would not be surprised.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 01 Feb 2010, 19:10
-Nice things-
Thanks, I really appreciate it.
Oh hey, and my birthday is in two weeks, that's probably something to look forward to. A couple of my friends and I are going to hang out and that should be lots of fun.


Oh, and I have a LARP tomorrow that's been pretty shaky lately due to a new ST coming in, so whoot to that.
Yes, I LARP. Don't judge meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 01 Feb 2010, 19:14
My birthday is in 2 weeks too! Happy birthday!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 01 Feb 2010, 19:18
Happy Birthday!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 01 Feb 2010, 19:30
she will not accept an essay if it is not written in the first person

but... but... essays aren't supposed to be written in first person. You're supposed to avoid referring to yourself in the essay as much as possible, unless the question distinctly asks for your opinion, and even then it should be used sparingly, maybe just in the intro and conclusion. What the hell, English Teacher?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 01 Feb 2010, 19:34
It depends on the nature of the essay. In a literary or philosophical essay I think it's perfectly acceptable to write in the first person, because often in those particular styles of essay you're drawing general conclusions from your own personal and specific experience.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: a pack of wolves on 01 Feb 2010, 19:46
No more than you would in a history, geography or even psychology essay though. I do think people get a bit too hung up on the whole first person thing, particularly since a lot of academics just chuck that rule out the window after their undergraduate years. Requiring high school students to do it seems like a really bad idea though, since most undergraduate courses will at least frown on it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: I Am Not Amused on 01 Feb 2010, 19:53
So I work at Pitchfork now?

(Yes THAT Pitchfork)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scarychips on 01 Feb 2010, 19:56
Taking the system out from the inside? I like that.

(But seriously, how?)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: I Am Not Amused on 01 Feb 2010, 20:32
I interned there over the summer. They liked me and the work I did. They have brought me on as an employee. It is really really cool, even if it is only part-time right now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 01 Feb 2010, 21:49
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/drawings/sharkweekfeb.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 01 Feb 2010, 22:39
I would venture a guess that between 60 and 90% of critical work published in the field of English today (in literature, pedagogy, and composition) is in the first person.  That is, Stephen Greenblatt, Harold Bloom, Adrienne Rich, etc. etc., all pretty consistently write in the first person.  It's a part of establishing ethos, a part of distinguishing yourself in the field, a part of setting your voice apart from those that came before, a part of intelligently and consciously engaging in a critical conversation about writing.  Rarely anymore in English does a writer pretend he or she is not the voice behind a piece, or that the claims he or she makes are fact.  Even coauthored works are frequently self-conscious: "we believe," etc.

However, those are purely the conventions of my discipline, and any English teacher who doesn't inform you that the first person is only appropriate in particular contexts (and frequently is inappropriate in academic contexts outside of English) isn't worth her salt.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Feb 2010, 22:49
Hannah we are so on the level
I wanted to get one of the hot water bottles that we have at work today and curl up around it but I don't really want to advertise to my office of 50 dudes that it is Shark Week

Also:
My kitty does not yet reside at Nick's, instead she is going to live at my boyfriend's house whilst my apartment is being shown to people.
I am taking it as a measure of how much his parents like me that they are willing to keep a cat at their house. My boy's dad is an active feral cat trapper (He has a slogan that goes 'If it's Feral, it's in Peril' which is pretty funny) and they actually have a cat trap in their backyard. (Yes it is a noble thing and hurrah I love wildlife too but I cannot stand to see kitties trapped even when I know it is for the good of other smaller furrier native things.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 01 Feb 2010, 23:43
So, uh, in the loss of internet I've been calling Patrick and being whiny at him. Sorry, dude.

Dogg Idunno how many times I gotta tell you, it's totally fine. How is the situation with the arrangement you've got to move out of your current place and position yourself for a better lease on life? I was hoping that the next time you posted I'd see something about you finding your dog.

Dear blag,

I learned to drive stick today. It was in Logan's '88 BMW M5. Holy fucking shit, that car is fucking fast. I got it from 0 to 80 in like 8 seconds and it was only that slow 'cause I am a fucking n00b at shifting.

Also it was my stepbrother's birthday today, and we all went out to Japanese. Sashimi is the Best Thing.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: DarkAvenger on 01 Feb 2010, 23:50
The NSW Board of Studies tries to get people to give personal essay responses in English.

The way we write our Diploma essays is that during that written portion of the exam we write a personal response essay and a critical/analytical essay over the course of the three hours or so. Traditionally the personal response was taught to be written in the first person and the critical/analytical in third person. The main issue is that my teacher is telling us that all essays, critical/analytical or not, must be written in first person.


EDIT: Mixed up my words.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: squawk on 02 Feb 2010, 00:32
I am eighteen? fuck that

In other news, what has been bringing me down for the past two years and essentially my whole high school career seems to be... I don't know where I was going, but basically it is time that I start living my life for myself for the first time in so long. Let's see what I can do.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Tom on 02 Feb 2010, 00:51
My post, where is it gone? Sorry DA but I went to edit it to say that they tried to get us to write English essays as if they were personal responses. Clearly after editing it disappeared into the luminiferous aether. It's probably been carried off into some unseeable crevice.

Dear Thread, were I to ever to meet Terry Pratchett in public I'd collapse into a sobbing heap. When I try to understand that one of my heroes (this is perhaps to light a word for a man whose words provided me with much needed sanctuary) is dying in such a way that would make the Spectre chuckle it breaks me up inside.

Also, I find the word "gastrolith" to be hilarious.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Feb 2010, 00:57
Last night, Sir Terry Pratchett gave (with assistance) a marvellous talk entitled "Shaking hands with Death".  I have put links to it here (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,24478.0.html) in the discussion forum.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Feb 2010, 01:04
Yeah, just read the edited version, thanks for posting that Paul. Terry Pratchett has been one of my favourite authors since I was about 10, so I find the whole Alzheimers thing rather sad, particularly given it's happening to one of the finest minds we have. Might post something in that thread later though when I can string some more coherent thoughts together.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 02 Feb 2010, 03:35
This morning in the newspaper, in the arts & entertainment section, there was an opinion piece by a girl I used to know, and whom I at one point asked out (she turned me down). I hadn't seen her nor heard anything about her in nearly five years; when I knew her she was on the dole and doing piecemeal work in a nursing home and in a bookshop; apparently now she's "a rock critic based in New York". It was a strange sensation; one never entirely gets over old crushes, no matter how much one has moved on otherwise. I'm pleased she's doing well for herself.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Feb 2010, 03:51
her calling me a pedophile and hanging up. Not sure where that came from.

do you like women with small breasts
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Gemmwah on 02 Feb 2010, 05:00
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/drawings/sharkweekfeb.jpg)

:/

we are synced up, it is weird.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 02 Feb 2010, 07:20
auugh so sick of blistering cold and looking like leatherface every single day
i will be so happy when winter is finally over
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 02 Feb 2010, 07:26
Depends how things go with Punxsutawney Phil today.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 02 Feb 2010, 07:32
Thanks, America, but we'll stick with Wiarton Willie.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 02 Feb 2010, 09:37
I was not aware that Terry Pratchett was in such dire circumstances.
That sucks. :/
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 02 Feb 2010, 10:26
apparently now she's "a rock critic based in New York".

It's a shame to see people's lives collapse like this. Very sad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 02 Feb 2010, 13:48
Depends how things go with Punxsutawney Phil today.

Man screw Punxsutawney Phil if he pusses out and goes back in his hole.

Dear blig thord,

Gnuhhhhhh I am annoyed at Home Depot, they decided they would call me back Friday and be like 'SUP WE ARE HAVING INTERVIEWS TODAY' except I wasn't fucking home because I was leaving resumes and filling out applications elsewhere. I've called back a couple of times at the number they gave me, and haven't heard a fucking thing. Bastards probably already filled the position because they found somebody who was willing to put the entire world on hold.

I fucking told my dad I should just leave my cell number as my 'primary phone' since it is FUCKING ALWAYS ON ME GOD DAMN ITWEIORJVGFIORMGIOMEORIMVIO

-Me
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Feb 2010, 13:51
apparently now she's "a rock critic based in New York".

It's a shame to see people's lives collapse like this. Very sad.

Damn you.

 I was going to post something along the lines of "So, she's still on the dole then?"
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 02 Feb 2010, 14:18
I fucking told my dad I should just leave my cell number as my 'primary phone' since it is FUCKING ALWAYS ON ME GOD DAMN ITWEIORJVGFIORMGIOMEORIMVIO

I would second that idea, although I don't even have a landline so I guess I've conditioned myself to think of cell phones as primary phones.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 02 Feb 2010, 14:19

I fucking told my dad I should just leave my cell number as my 'primary phone' since it is FUCKING ALWAYS ON ME GOD DAMN ITWEIORJVGFIORMGIOMEORIMVIO

-Me

I have been leaving my cell as my primary since I was 17. I mean, who even has landlines anymore? (Pirates, ninjas, your parents)

In blog news, I get to browse the forums and facebook on my phone for a week starting tomorrow.
My aunt and uncle are going on vacation, they take their laptop with them.
I have TV and my PSP with one game to amuse myself. My parents sent my miniatures out to me yesterday, they should be here in 5-9 days. Had they sent them 10-14 days ago when I asked I'd have something to do for the next week.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 02 Feb 2010, 14:34
Dude you can do other things that are not computers or miniatures. Just puttin' it out there.
In fact I get way more done, am more relaxed and have a cleaner nicer house when I am forced to be without internet. Internet is a pretty dumb addiction to have but it's... oh I don't know. Awesome. I guess.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 02 Feb 2010, 14:35
at least it's not meth
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 02 Feb 2010, 14:43
Dude you can do other things that are not computers or miniatures. Just puttin' it out there.

I intend to wander around during the day and look for a job, but once it gets dark there's not much to do in a town where you don't know anyone, can't get into bars, and don't have a car.
I guess I can watch TV.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 02 Feb 2010, 14:53
it is snowing like a motherfucker again but its cool right now cause i have tea.

then im gonna play cello cause i have a recital for the music department in a week and im totally not ready for it yet.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 Feb 2010, 16:15
her calling me a pedophile and hanging up. Not sure where that came from.

do you like women with small breasts

She had fucking D cups

Which must have been hell on her back because she was like, 5'2"

Eh, fuck it. Trying to get my mind on other things now.

Blog thread,

Dog was sighted far away. Hope it is my Maggie! (Other names for her: Meladori Magpie; Saggy Maggie (when she is pregnant), and Maggity Ann)

Also, the local library has a ton of books on transgenderism. Well, not *this* library, but the library system does, and I can have them ordered in. Gives me something to do without internet!

I will break my internet addiction...seeing as I can't feed it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 02 Feb 2010, 19:46
Today's dress didn't go well - the set is hugely cumbersome and there are twenty-two scene changes. It just isn't workable, so I'm going in as soon as possible tomorrow morning to rework it and try to make it easier to manage. It's in seven pieces and all of them are about eight feet tall. It just ruins the entire play to have two-minute scene changes and makes it almost an hour too long.
At our school, we have an annual performance called Thirty Under Ninety in which we all collaborate on 30 different scenes and then perform in under ninety minutes. And there isn't a set order to when we perform each scene, it's random each night. Because of this, the same person isn't always doing the set changes.
And some idiots are so dumb at changing set. We had one girl take all of the stuff out there, put it center stage and then after bringing the last thing out, she then arranges it so it's in the right spot on stage.

But Saturday, when I saw Wicked, the set changes were all automatically done by pulleys and stuff. It was so impressive seeing things just roll on stage and be in the right spot immediately.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Feb 2010, 19:55
That's a pretty good example of the two extremes of set changing! Tonight we just dispensed with the set changes entirely (after I'd spent the entire day gluing felt to the bottom of each piece of scenery) and maybe tomorrow we will do something simple but to be honest it is three hours long already (and that doesn't include the interval) so maybe not.

Guys! I'm now nineteen! Technically. I wasn't making a thing of it - I hadn't even told more than a handful of people and then only because it came up in conversation, but someone in the cast found out while we were in the pub having a post-fantastic-opening-night drink which turned into a massive boozeup, and they all sang happy birthday and a random guy bought me a triple shot which I didn't drink because I don't, and then I got home at about 3.30am to find that my friends have decorated my door and left me a present and card and a little limerick :D And my dad and his girlfriend have sent me a hyacinth bulb which is labelled "Delft Blue", except they've crossed out Delft and written Cambridge because blue is a Cambridge colour. And basically I'm feeling really chuffed because I had been avoiding making a fuss because frankly I didn't think anyone would be that bothered, and I'm so happy that they have been so nice :)

Now I am going to bed, it is four am and I have a lecture in five hours.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Feb 2010, 20:05
Happy birthday!!

Just had my house inspection! It was fine and the lady (who is not the property manager I signed the lease with) was really cool. She seemed to buy the thing about the heat and the wind being responsible for the breaking of the window as it is windy as fuck today. Now tonight I get to bring our animals home from my brother's place. What fun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 Feb 2010, 20:12
Happy Birthday May!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 02 Feb 2010, 20:16
Happy Birthday May!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: celticgeek on 02 Feb 2010, 20:17
I learned just today that my barber shop will be closed on Saint Patrick's Day.  I mean, …ireann go BrŠch.

Although it is really because they are next to a local Irish pub, and it gets pretty drunken on that day.  

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: negative creep on 02 Feb 2010, 20:25
Happy Birthday May!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: squawk on 02 Feb 2010, 21:13
WHAT why is may only a year older than me WHAT
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 02 Feb 2010, 21:15
this afternoon while restocking shelves at work, i caught my foot and fell off the ladder i was standing on. for the most part i was not seriously injured but i did catch my hands and wrists on the top step and cut them up pretty nasty.
i ran to the other side of the store in search of band-aids with blood running down my arms and proceeded to tape up the scrapes as best i could. the last six hours of my shift were spent with very noticeable bandages wrapped around my wrists. needless to say this looks really bad.
hello customers hello coworkers i am not suicidal stop looking at me like that... please. i'm really just that clumsy and ridiculous a human being.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 02 Feb 2010, 21:29
tania: not suicidal, just that stupid.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 02 Feb 2010, 21:38
some things:
a) I am knitting again! I am wearing slippers and they are cozy and I am happy for them to be.
b) I am glad lunchbox is the 'owner' of this thread. (I love you at least a little bit ally. Come to Canada and I could be a good wife to you)
c) ATTENTION HALIFAX and TORONTO I just saw a band here called The Balconies. They are from Toronto and they rock pretty well. They play in your cities on the 6th and 10th, respectively, and I am not sure how early in the lineup they are playing (they headlined the tuesday night show here but they are openers for By Divine Right in Toronto and probably are opening in Halifax as well) but they are pretty swell. Maybe they will be some something in the future! I enjoyed them a whole bunch
d) My knees are bum. Man that is a sack of bums.
e) I'm not going to update my baking blog every-other-day anymore, it was good to have done it for a month (minus my trip away) but I think it is a bit much to do and sometimes I felt a little forced. I will try and update bi-daily but I don't want to make myself feel trapped.
f) FRUITKAT are you there I am updating my baking blog again you can read it if you want you bake really good right?
g) Man I did not think I would get all the way to G!
h) goodnight!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 02 Feb 2010, 21:58
c) ATTENTION HALIFAX and TORONTO I just saw a band here called The Balconies. They are from Toronto and they rock pretty well. They play in your cities on the 6th and 10th, respectively, and I am not sure how early in the lineup they are playing (they headlined the tuesday night show here but they are openers for By Divine Right in Toronto and probably are opening in Halifax as well) but they are pretty swell. Maybe they will be some something in the future! I enjoyed them a whole bunch

Interesting sound (http://www.myspace.com/thebalconies).  Thanks for the recommendation.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 03 Feb 2010, 01:52
Guys! I'm now nineteen!

I don't believe you, facebook didn't tell me (happy birthday!).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 03 Feb 2010, 02:40
I went over to my new friend's house, and the Cute Girl from the coffee shop was there. They work together and such. Problem is, I will likely be working over there pretty soon. The people there seem to really think I am pretty alright to hang around with, and she certainly didn't seem to be bothered by my presence.

Augh. I know the better choice is to go for the job, and that's the choice I'm making. As a result, though, I don't get to see what happens with the Cute Girl, and that reeeeeally bugs me.

Whatev, I kicked 2 people's asses at Super Smash Brothers (64) and tomorrow I am going to a movie and cocktails night at the same place I was tonight. In the morning, I've possibly got my second interview with the coffee shop (man they have a weird system), and if that goes well I'll have the third either later in the day or sometime this week. I am GONNA get this job!

May, I hope your birthday has been lovely! Because you are a lovely person!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 03 Feb 2010, 03:40
You know Patrick, I was reading about your latest dilemma and I couldn't help but reflect that you seem to meet a lot of cute girls. Or maybe it's just that you write about them a lot in blog threads.

What I'm saying is that it's okay to just be friends with one of them for once instead of getting in a romantic/sexual tizz over them. Maybe this potential co-worker is the cutest girl you've ever laid eyes on, but if life has taught me anything it's that each crush/lust episode seems like the most momentous crush/lust episode of your entire life, the one that cannnot and will not ever be topped, only for about as long as it takes for the next one to come around. Let it go.

Also for your reading pleasure please imagine this advice being spoken to you by a baby elephant which you are seeing in a psychotropic haze.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: The extra letter on 03 Feb 2010, 04:37
I got an ant farm today, it was entertaining to assemble.

However, I was not able to find sufficient ants to populate it.

Tomorrow, I set traps!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 03 Feb 2010, 05:56
I fucking love that post. I think we should have a whole thread of just

I got a _________ today!

Unfortunately, I was not able to find ___________.

Tomorrow, I set traps!


Someone get on that, I gotta go to work.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scarychips on 03 Feb 2010, 07:15
El Blog Thread,

I went to school at 7:30 today while it usually starts at 9:30. Why? That is a good question blog thread.
Because for my English class, I am supposed to put on a Shakespeare play. Not alone though, we are in teams ranging from 3 to 5 persons. Anyways, I went to school at 7:30 so I could meet up with my team,  and there are no lights in the whole school. I go to my locker without visual aid and put my stuff in it, and see the members of my team decapitated in the main hall. We practiced a bit of our play and we elearn that there is no electricity at school and tha there are calling the School Board if we can cancel the classes today. So, we were in the dark from 7:30 to 9:25 (when people started coming in) when the principals tell everyone to go home. I go get my stuff and at 9:28, the lights go on. But everyone already went home, so no school today.

tl;dr: no school, because of no electricity.


Anthony
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: iamiam on 03 Feb 2010, 07:21
yesterday i realized just how bad i am at accepting how terrible people can be.  when i meet legitmately awful people i am just completely unable to grasp how thoroughly shallow and self absorbed they are capable of being (maybe because their thought process is so radically different from mine?).  then when they treat me like shit i blame myself and i get pretty upset over it.  

my thought process goes something like 'i would never be mean to some one for no reason at all so i must have done something to upset them. whatever it was i still know i don't deserve to be treated like this.  but maybe if i am super nice and show that their bullshit doesn't get to me then their attitude will change."  but they never change.  they just end up thinking i am a person they can take advantage of. and then i get super frustrated and flustered and confused.

but now i've realized... fuck it.  sometimes people don't need a reason to be assholes.  sometimes they just ARE assholes.  and while i still am completely unable to understand it i think maybe accepting it will make it a lot easier to not let it get to me.  i'm not going to go out of my way to be nice to people who don't deserve it anymore.  it doesn't win anybody over, it just results in me feeling like shit & making them think they are more important than they actually are.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 03 Feb 2010, 07:44
Is there some sort of reversible castration operation we could perform on Patrick? I feel like this would make his life much simpler, and then in a couple years he can have his balls back and reflect on his voyage of personal and emotional discovery.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 03 Feb 2010, 09:54
Apparently I am now growing stubble daily.
FUCK that.
Fuck it ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A the ass.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 03 Feb 2010, 11:20
...if life has taught me anything it's that each crush/lust episode seems like the most momentous crush/lust episode of your entire life, the one that cannnot and will not ever be topped, only for about as long as it takes for the next one to come around. Let it go.

Thing is, it's not the most momentous thing to ever happen to me. It's just a slightly inconvenient fact of life that I can't pursue one interest because I have more important shit to do. But you and James have apparently pulled the exact opposite interpretation out of my post.

That having been clarified, James, your idea is fantastic. Hell I don't even mind if it is permanent. Be better that way, because I could be the self-centered bastard I've always wanted to be, and not have to worry about kids or any such bullshit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 03 Feb 2010, 12:50
I got an ant farm today, it was entertaining to assemble.

However, I was not able to find sufficient ants to populate it.

Tomorrow, I set traps!

I thought you sent away for them?



Patrick, I am with James and Inlander. Dude, just cool off your hormones for a bit! Just stop thinking about ladies all the damn time. Seriously. You have all the time in the world to reproduce, and to practice reproducing. So cool your jets! I know you are saying you're just upset about the inconvenience, but dude, you don't even need to worry about that shit. Don't dwell on it! Don't even think about it! Just worry about important things right now. Getting a job, getting paid, getting your shit sorted. That way, when the time comes, you will be ready and not so god damn co-dependent. Live your life for yourself for once!





Anyway, I'm freaking out that I am not going to be able to get a job because I don't have any interview clothes, or any nice clothes to wear to work once I get a job because I went from being in the public eye often, to working in a warehouse and not caring about my clothes. And now I'm freaking out that A) I will not be able to afford clothes(I'm getting $128 a week unemployment) and b)that I will not find clothes because nothing seems to carry my size! Panic attacks, ahoy!

I also can't sleep, and when I do I have dreams about zombies, or marrying my boyfriend and then something goes horribly wrong. Last nights dreams were: Escaping zombies, but somehow they knew how to use chainsaws to cut apart our barricade, so we were fucked(and somehow zombies are always kinda smart in my dreams. I had one previously where one zombie wouldn't attack us if we had on clown make up, or masks, because he was also a clown.) The other dream involved a music festival, my boyfriend proposing to me, and when I said yes, I found out he didn't have his original soul anymore, and it was inside a mouse, but he could never be himself again. wtf.


But yeah, I've got 20 job applications to fill out and a resume to fix and I need to come up with more than two people to be my references.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Feb 2010, 13:08
I, along with friends, got a referral for discreetly giving the photographer, for the Drama Club yearbook photo, the finger today!

Unfortunately, I was not able to find sufficient excuses to get out of it.

Tomorrow, I set traps!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Feb 2010, 13:36
Blog thread,

I got so bored last night I decided to shave all my body hair off.

How do you get to the backs of your thighs? I don't seem to be quite flexible enough and sitting is kind of uncomfortable now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 03 Feb 2010, 14:13
Um, standing and leaning backwards a little so you can see, sitting and bending this way and that so you can see, or doing it by touch either sitting or standing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 03 Feb 2010, 14:28
Zingoleb,

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.  :x
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 03 Feb 2010, 14:42
Okay so, my mom called today.

"Hi, do you want to come to your cousins birthday party on friday? Your aunt just called and invited us."
"Yeah sure, I'll come!"
"Oh and by the way, you know she's not well right? Your aunt I mean."
"Well yeah, I know they found out she had cancer last year, but dad told me they discovered it at a very early stage and that she'd make a 100% recovery. I saw her at the Christmas party and you can't even tell she's ever been ill, so it's allright."
"Um about that... they discovered that it had spread a lot, so she's already had a breast removed and she's currently undergoing chemo, all of her hair is gone and she's pretty weak at the moment."
"What?! But... she'll be fine right? I mean, they discovered it at an early stage and all, she has to be fine!"
"She says she'll be fine, but you know... you can never know. I know her, she's always been realistic about things, so if she says it'll be fine, it'll be fine."

... What the fuck! Kinda worried right now  :-(
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 03 Feb 2010, 16:36
I stressed myself out so much that I needed to do something. So I started cleaning/organizing our bookshelf. We've got enough Dune books to make a decent size Frank Herbert library, also one first edition copy of Dune. And a number of books on Perl. As well as lots of poetry. What I am saying is, my boyfriend and I are nerds.


Also a decent amount of graphic novels.


Basically, if we sold off all our nerd crap, we could make a pretty large chunk of money.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 03 Feb 2010, 16:52
You looking to sell those graphic novels? which ones do you have?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 03 Feb 2010, 16:56
A lot of batman, and then a few offbeat ones, like Black Hole. But I love them too much to ever get ride of them, sorry.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 03 Feb 2010, 17:08
Its ok :) I only like non-super hero ones like Y the last man and 100 bullets.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Feb 2010, 17:28
So we got a pretty good review<a/>. (http://www.varsity.co.uk/reviews/1908)
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Post by: squawk on 03 Feb 2010, 20:53
HELP

I have until February 7 to decide this.
My senior prom (it's fun i guess but honestly who gives a shit) and Broken Social Scene playing at the Fillmore in SF are on the same night.
Crappy dancing for four hours with people I'm not going to see again, or being destroyed by fifteen people playing new material in the fucking Fillmore in one of the coolest cities ever?

What to doooooo.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Feb 2010, 20:55
The only fun part of prom is wearing a pretty dress and getting other people to make you fancied up. SO get a prom dress, do the whole makeup+hair thing and go like that to BSS. You get the best of both worlds.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Feb 2010, 21:27
Brittany that is The Best Idea.
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Post by: Emaline on 03 Feb 2010, 21:52
I agree.




Blog Thread,
Today I got new clothes. My boyfriend bought them from me because he is the bestest and I was super mopeys about not being able to find good clothes. He even bought me shoes! I am so excited! Everything looks super great and he is the bestest ever and ever!


Also, I currently have a chicken and feta cheese pizza in the oven and it smells delicious!
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Post by: Christophe on 03 Feb 2010, 22:18
Broken Social Scene, PLAYING at your prom.

Seriously though BSS. Take some friends and dress up in prom gear. Make it happen.
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Post by: Patrick on 04 Feb 2010, 00:22
(a bunch of words)

Guys I think you are taking my stupid crushes way too seriously, I already said I'm not gonna chase after her. esiorgjsoeirmes you guys should probably read more than one single line out of my posts if you're gonna be critical of my shit

Dear blag,

Logan lent me his longboard so that I can practice on it (and have reliable and practical transportation!) so that I will be ready when my own deck arrives with the rest of my shit. It should be here soon, because I got the first box out of all the stuff I've shipped! I'm pretty happy, that means that the rest of my shit will hopefully be on my doorstep soon!

Also, my buddy/first interviewer with the coffee shop told me to go down to the shop today and pester my next interviewer. I talked to the guy and he and I set up an appointment for 1:30pm tomorrow afternoon! I'm pretty excited, and not really all that worried. He seemed like a cool dude. If I can maintain a professional attitude (sup that shouldn't be so hard) and give the guy the impression that I'm not socially awkward, I am pretty sure I'll be able to get through to the third interview.

I'm a little bothered that the bloody shop makes you go through three interviews before actually making a decision but holy balls what a good thing it'd be to actually have a job that I will probably really enjoy.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: scarred on 04 Feb 2010, 00:24
get a prom dress, do the whole makeup+hair thing and go like that to BSS. You get the best of both worlds.

Do this. I did a similar thing except it was to a punk show and the result was hilarity and awesomeness.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Feb 2010, 01:21
Speaking of job interviews I intervewed for my college's telephone campaign on Tuesday; it's for two weeks and pays really well, plus I get to stay in college and do some work in peace during the day and then work in the evenings. I think the interview went brilliantly but there were a lot of applicants and only twelve places so we'll have to see. I should hear back some time today!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Feb 2010, 01:27
Yeah definitely broken social scene.
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Feb 2010, 03:54
Fair warning, if you miss your prom your friends might hold it against you for a long time. They might stop inviting you out or stop replying to your calls and messages. Thus, the whole nature of your relationship with an entire group of people could be rent asunder. Any plans you had made involving your leisure time might be collapsed.

I wish there was a snappy three word phrase to describe this scenario but I can't think of one.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 04 Feb 2010, 04:45
Guys! I'm now nineteen!
Oh hey, we share a birthday!
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Feb 2010, 05:07
I'm going with Fractured Communal Locale.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Feb 2010, 05:13
Hey man cut it out
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Feb 2010, 05:46
Awesome, shared birthday! o/

Guys, it occurs to me rather belatedly that I'm not really very inclined towards actually studying. I'm not sure I'm necessarily in the right place.
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Post by: Ladybug on 04 Feb 2010, 07:40
Hey, guys, guess who has a bunch of blood in her hair and on her scalp, and isn't allowed to wash her hair in six days, but has to go to school tomorrow, on Monday, on Tuesday and on Wednesday.

This should be fun.
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Post by: Liz on 04 Feb 2010, 07:56
Dude. What?
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Post by: glyphic on 04 Feb 2010, 07:56
C... Carrie?
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Post by: Ladybug on 04 Feb 2010, 08:06
Had a tiny mole on my scalp, and had it removed. The doctor was like "Oh… You're bleeding a lot.", and then later on, when she put a piece of band aid on it (on hair, really), she went "Wow, you're really bleeding a lot more than people usually do." The whole thing made me a bit worried, she was all "Wow, the suture broke. That usually never happens.", and had to stop to put in more anaesthetic, and even said that some hair got stuck in the suture :/ I still haven't dared to take the band aid off my hair to look at the stitches and the bald spot I'll have since she cut off what looked like a lot of hair, but my hair is bloody and my scalp is red.

Originally she didn't want me to wash it for 8-9 days, but cut it down to 6 when I think I gave her a shocked look. Pretty sure I'll try to clean some of it with a wash cloth before that, though.
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Post by: jhocking on 04 Feb 2010, 08:13
You totally should have shaved your head before you went, you missed your chance.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 04 Feb 2010, 10:16
Hey guys, today I tweeted at Sloan to tell them to come and tour the UK, and they tweeted back!

The tweet was something along the lines of "unless you can pay us 200,000 dollars to come there it doesn't look likely cause it's too expensive" which kinda sucks but yeah. That's my exciting news of the day.
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Post by: tommydski on 04 Feb 2010, 12:23
It's pretty embarrassing how badly Sloan have been financially burned when they have toured the UK and Europe. In fact it's near enough the same for them in America too. Outside of Canada they have never really reached the level of popularity they deserve. It's quite astonishing when you consider how many brilliant records they have made which are absolute pop masterpieces. They're the kind of band you'd love to find a bigger audience but it always seems to be evade them. Weezer can sell out shows worldwide to this day and Sloan teeter on the edge of financial non-viability.
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 04 Feb 2010, 12:31
I haven't posted in forever. University has turned out to be one hell of a learning experience. I have had two bad roommates so far, but today a stroke of good luck. I was reassigned to a single room in my dorm. I won't need earplugs to sleep anymore and am feeling much better now. I wonder what I missed here.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Feb 2010, 14:09
Dear Blog Thread,


My friend has been whining on facebook all week that someone needs to go get sushi with me. Today she posted in my wall that I need to come get sushi with her. She lives a two hour, $6 bus ride away. Before my unemployment kicks in, I've got $4 to my name. So I reply that unless she is paying for everything it's not gonna happen. And now she is all pissed off! Did she miss the fact that I am unemployed, and have been for like a month now? Grrrrr
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Post by: jhocking on 04 Feb 2010, 14:28
Y'know, you could always just remind her of that. It's kinda self-centered to assume everyone is keeping close tabs on your financial situation. There's a good chance she just forgot and will be apologetic about being insensitive when you remind her.
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Post by: Alex C on 04 Feb 2010, 14:34
This is one of those things where you need to keep their intentions in mind. Perhaps they were being insensitive, but it was motivated by wanting to have sushi with friends. That's not so bad.
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Post by: Christophe on 04 Feb 2010, 14:54
Hey guys, today I tweeted at Sloan to tell them to come and tour the UK, and they tweeted back!

The tweet was something along the lines of "unless you can pay us 200,000 dollars to come there it doesn't look likely cause it's too expensive" which kinda sucks but yeah. That's my exciting news of the day.

Man now I feel bad that they're going to be within palpable distance of me come the 19th. I will not miss Sloan for the fucking world.
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Post by: Jace on 04 Feb 2010, 14:56
Guess who is gonna have some steak while he watches Enter The Dragon.
This guy right here.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Feb 2010, 15:17
Y'know, you could always just remind her of that. It's kinda self-centered to assume everyone is keeping close tabs on your financial situation. There's a good chance she just forgot and will be apologetic about being insensitive when you remind her.

This is one of those things where you need to keep their intentions in mind. Perhaps they were being insensitive, but it was motivated by wanting to have sushi with friends. That's not so bad.


Well, I kind of feel like she should remember, or at least attempt to keep up. Basically, I feel like I am her go to friend for when no one else wants to do anything with her. She pretends that we have this great relationship, yet does nothing to try to keep it up. She has been posting on facebook all week about how someone needs to go get sushi with her, and I guess since no one has responded she wants me to. I would have maybe considered it if A) she didn't act like my boyfriend was not up to snuff because she thinks people should only date skinny Asian guys, and my boyfriend is neither of those, so she wouldn't even come over here for forever, and b)if she would have actually just asked. If she would have said "Hey, do you wanna go get sushi some time?" I would have maybe been down. I could have come up with better solutions. Instead of going to some lame over priced sushi place in the town she lives in, she could have came out here and gone to a real sushi place. But no, she demanded that I go get sushi with her. Which is kinda bitchy. And I wasn't getting bitchy with her until she got all pissy with me. She got pissed off when I said she'd have to pay, and changed her status to "what the hell."

Besides, if she was half as good of a friend as she claims to be, she would have remembered that I don't even like sushi! I feel like she is failing at being a friend and not even considering my feelings.


tl;dr

Facebook drama!
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Post by: De_El on 04 Feb 2010, 15:43
Today I made an important step towards being a real person. Instead of merely holding in my brain the notions of how to cook food, I actually cooked myself some fucking food. Which really, I should have been doing the last week, since I am the source of all my meals. But up till now I've been eating cereal and sandwiches and just drinking a bunch of tea. I also finally got skype, although I haven't actually used that yet.
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 04 Feb 2010, 15:59
Blog thread:

Today my 2010 appraisal for my house arrived.  It is apparently worth $47k less now than what I paid for it.  *sigh*

I guess I'll be here for awhile.
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Post by: JD on 04 Feb 2010, 16:05
A guy in one of my classes is totally insane. He threatened me with a pear.

But yeah other than that life is pretty nice now.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Feb 2010, 16:08
That seems to be the thing. My friend just got preggers, and he and his wife(the one who is actually pregnant) were considering selling their house, but it's worth significantly less than what they paid for it.

I don't know guys, I mean, the housing market is pretty crap for sellers, so what do you expect? I say wait a few years, and just work on making the place be nice, then check it out.




In other news, according to Mozilla, "wif3e" is correct, but "preggers" in not. I realize that "preggers" is not a word, but I guess "wif3e" is?
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Post by: celticgeek on 04 Feb 2010, 17:07
In general, Mozilla ignores words that have a number in them.

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Post by: nobo on 04 Feb 2010, 18:24
My fiance just informed me that in 100 days we will be married.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Feb 2010, 18:25
Woo! That's pretty cool, Norbert!
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Post by: sean on 04 Feb 2010, 18:42
oh man blog thread.

so i was eatin dinner all alone and shit and then this really cute girl in my political science class walks up to me and says hey uhhh my friends dared me to say hi and ask you if you wanted to sit with us. FUCK YEAHHHHHHHHHH

and one of her friends digs godspeed you! black emperor and a silver mt zion.

this rules.
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Post by: Emaline on 04 Feb 2010, 23:56
Blog Thread,

Today is stress the fuck out at Emaline day, I think. First the shit with my friend, now this.

My boyfriend just stressed the fuck out at me because I forgot to add an attachment on an already stressful email. I was upset about it, but I just giggled and shrugged it off, whereas he freaked the fuck out. After we fixed the mistake, he wanted me to go to bed with him, but I said I wanted to sit out here and de-stress a little, and he got all stressed again. Dude, please. My teeth fucking hurt because of all the stress. Just go to bed, and let me have 10 minutes to myself. Just give me time to pry my law apart.
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Post by: squawk on 05 Feb 2010, 00:14
I am very sick of high school. Everyone is just so on edge? And going slightly crazy? When do they all calm the fuck down? It is stressin' me out.

But I am seeing Metric on March 26th so fuck yeah! Broken Social Scene = yet to be determined but I've made up my mind on whether I want to go or not. I hope I can! That's a lot of shows for me though... I also want to see Los Campesinos! the following week in LA... and it's still May at that point... this year is too musically fun. Fuckin' Sloan's gonna be in SF! But I can't go to that one.
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Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2010, 00:47
Cool thing #1: had another interview with the coffee place today, 2 out of 3. I've got an appointment on Tuesday to have the final one. I am psyched. The guy hella gave me a hard time, on my app there was a question that asked "Do you have reliable transportation to work?" and I wrote "Bike" and he was like "Well that looks like a longboard so you are lying on your app already" and I just shrugged at him and said "Ehh, whatever dude" and he grinned like a possum eating a sweet potato.

Cool thing #2: had an interview with Home Depot 'cause they decided to fuckin' call me after all. If I pass the piss test tomorrow (I am actually kinda worried about this) then I'm pretty much hired.

Sucky thing #1: That means I have a drug test tomorrow. If I don't go tomorrow, I have to wait 6 months before re-applying. Goddamnit. I'm pretty sure I ain't quite detoxed from Sitka yet. I should've started drinking cranberry juice aaaaaages ago but whatever.

Cool thing #3: went and bombed hills on Logan's longboard today. The board is how I got myself to the coffee interview, and I am pretty pleased.

Cool thing #4: I pull a big fuckin' plug of wax out of my ear just now and I can hear a lot better. God I hate doing that, but there's something so very satisfying in knowing that your body can create something so foul and disgusting that it interferes with your body's other functions.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 05 Feb 2010, 01:01
\o

Cross page five!

Anyway, yesterday I attended and oversaw a witness examination workshop that I had organised for the law school, with a local Queens Counsel (that's a fancy lawyer) coaching. It was great, he really liked my presentation, saying that my demeanor was good, my eye contact with the witness and the bench excellent, and I asked all the right questions. But as a bonus, there was a judge visiting from ITALY who also thought I presented very well.

Then the QC had to leave early, so the other coach who had been playing the witness moved into the main coaching role, so I played the witness. As the case was English and the witness was a tattooist involved in an assault I played it like a huge chav. When one of the girls attending asked me to confirm my name, I replied with "that's right babe" in my worst possible accent and she lost it.

Good times.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 05 Feb 2010, 01:09
I know we just had the wisdom tooth surgery conversation, so I am sorry to be redundant, but I am getting a wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow and am actually kind of more nervous about it than I thought I would be?

It turns out that I like my mouth as it is.

That is, without big gaping, bleeding holes in the gums.

 :-(
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 05 Feb 2010, 01:20
I remember nothing of the surgery, the drugs they put me on were great. That said, before you go in make sure your house is stocked with dumb action movies and strong painkillers. None of this straight paracetamol bullshit, you want codeine or stronger.  Hell, if you can get prescription strength stuff you'll be laughing.
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Post by: jodizzle on 05 Feb 2010, 03:53
Hi Blog Thread!

It is the boy's and my 1 year anniversary soon (1 march!) and as I have already mentioned we are going away for a week and spending 5 nigths at Noosa in a 4.5 star resort which will be totes rad..

But the point is he has got me this http://shanalogic.com/item.php?item_id=2831&category_id=46 which is so cute and nerdy and makes me happy.

I have ordered him a Pokemon Nintendo 64 from ebay because I am the best girlfriend ever pretty much.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 05 Feb 2010, 04:39
okay. seriously. facebook needs to stop changing. I'm not going to make empty threats, but this is getting a bit ridiculous.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Feb 2010, 04:56
So I got the job at my college telephone campaign! I was pretty confident I would but when I hadn't heard I started to worry.

Speaking of worrying, I have a supervision in an hour and a half and I'm not even dressed yet. At this point, trying to finish all the reading is not even within the realms of possibility so I will just potter around a bit and do other stuff, and then try to get by on what I've already done. I think I should stop being involved in plays, they are really not great when you have a proper degree to do. The english students are laughing, they never have to go to lectures (I walk home with a guy who hasn't been to a single lecture this year) and they can do as much work as they feel like.
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Post by: CardinalFang on 05 Feb 2010, 05:06
I know we just had the wisdom tooth surgery conversation, so I am sorry to be redundant, but I am getting a wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow and am actually kind of more nervous about it than I thought I would be?

It turns out that I like my mouth as it is.

That is, without big gaping, bleeding holes in the gums.

 :-(

I'm currently going trough the big gaping, bleeding holes in the gums phase!
Okay, not really. I mean there are big gaping holes but they really aren't bleeding all that much. I went to the dentist yesterday because there was still some bleeding and the nice lady on the phone said that wasn't normal and would I like to come in for an appointment. I said yes and when I got there the dental assistant took a look and said everything looked fine but that I might have a 'liver clot' according to google they are so called because they look like liver. The dentist looked and said I was healing fine and then stuck his big ol' paw in my mouth and removed the liver clot and gave me gauze to bite on and sent me home.

In your case what to expect depends on the tooth. Is it impacted? If so there'll be more work the oral surgeon will have to do to get it out. Hopefully you are seeing an oral surgeon. I think it's best if you go with someone who does this kind of thing on a regular basis.
If you're getting knocked out (Fang Recommended!) then you won't remember a thing. See my previous blog post for details.
Healing has been a pain both literally and figuratively although the pain is not nearly as bad as I expected. I will be rinsing my mouth out every couple of hours for the next few weeks and that's already gotten old.
However you are a young'un and I expect you'll bounce right back. My reading indicates that it's best to get your wisdom teeth yanked early if they've got to get yanked.
In any even there will be pain, discomfort, and swelling. However follow the doctor's instructions and you'll probably be fine and heal before I do. Dang kids today with their hair and music and healing ability.

 
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 05 Feb 2010, 07:15
The english students are laughing, they never have to go to lectures (I walk home with a guy who hasn't been to a single lecture this year) and they can do as much work as they feel like.

Wait a minute, are you trying to tell me English at Cambridge is some total mickey mouse shit? Much as it would vastly entertain me to believe this (I have spent a lot of time with people who really don't like Cambridge and I guess it's rubbed off), the schedule of the one person I've known who studied English there was fairly brutal so I'm a little dubious. Are you sure this guy isn't just failing his course?
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Post by: Ladybug on 05 Feb 2010, 07:18
Those of you who have had your wisdom teeth removed, why have they been removed? The area around one of my wisdom teeth hurts like hell, but it's not really my tooth that hurts, just the stuff around it. It's been like this for periods before, but it's worse than before now. Should I see a dentist? :/ I've been hoping to avoid it due to cost and pain issues, but yeah, it's pretty painful already, but it'll probably pass in a while, like it has before.
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Post by: Metope on 05 Feb 2010, 07:23
Yes, go see a dentist! The tooth could be infected, and sometimes it's not the tooth itself that hurts, but the area around like in your case. Don't ask me why, I dunno. It could also be because the tooth may be in a weird position, which sometimes irritates the gums and causes pain. I had mine removed because of this, they weren't infected at all, but their backwards positions would eventually have damaged the gums and teeth nearby severely, which of course would have lead to pain other places than in the wisdom teeth themselves. So yeah, go see a dentist.
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Post by: sean on 05 Feb 2010, 07:24
the teeth around it could be hurting cause yr wisdom tooth is coming in and there is no room for it. thats usually why they are taken out, the human mouth is too small for wisdom teeth. they act as replacement teeth of sorts, considering back when hygiene was not as good as it was today people had usually lost a few teeth so the wisdom teeth filled in the gap. but since i presume you haven't lost any teeth they're gonna be hells of painful coming in and may even do wacky shit like come in sideways. honestly, i would get yrself checked out. my guess is the longer you wait the pain is gonna come in more and more and be more painful every time.

at least, that is my understanding of wisdom teeth.

edit: aw man kris beat me to the punch! oh well yr getting my post anyway.
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Post by: iamiam on 05 Feb 2010, 07:41
oh shit car, why did your engine decide to start dying RIGHT as i move out and am broke as fuck???

:(
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Post by: tommydski on 05 Feb 2010, 07:48
Probably the same reason my roof is caving in, my car is still off the road and my laptop died at the same time.
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Post by: Ladybug on 05 Feb 2010, 08:11
I just sent in a request for an appointment at the dentist, thanks for the advice. I have definitely noticed that there's really not enough room for it, but it seems to be growing out okay (though I have definitely felt pressure on other teeth), at least not crookedly or anything. But yeah, it irritates the gums (which is what hurts), definitely, so I figured better safe than sorry. And I guess it's better to get it removed now, than later this spring when I have exams and project deadlines and stuff coming up.
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Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2010, 08:34
Those of you who have had your wisdom teeth removed, why have they been removed? The area around one of my wisdom teeth hurts like hell, but it's not really my tooth that hurts, just the stuff around it.

Ain't no nerve endings in teeth, for future reference. That shit is all elsewhere. As for reasons for removing wisdom teeth, it's to preserve the proper alignment of your other teeth. That way, you can bite and chew without overwearing your teeth or your jaw. Pretty handy shit, that.

Guys I am gonna go take a pee test that I am pretty sure I'm gonna fail, wish me luck I am terrified
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Post by: CardinalFang on 05 Feb 2010, 09:14
Mari, I'm glad you decided to go to the dentist. If there's a problem you definitely want to catch it early. In my case my lower wisdom tooth was showing decay on the x-ray but since it wasn't fully erupted the dentist couldn't get to it to try and fix it. So they figured it should come out now instead of waiting until the decay got worse. The upper one had grown in fine but since the lower one hadn't it kept on going and was longer than the rest of my teeth. For it's presumption it is now gone.

Patrick, there are no nerve ending in teeth? Wiki disagrees (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/Tooth_Section.svg/250px-Tooth_Section.svg.png)(see the little blue lines?) as does the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/toothdisorders.html). "Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. Inside the tooth are nerves and blood vessels."
Edit: forgot to wish you luck on the pee test! Good luck!!!
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Post by: Ladybug on 05 Feb 2010, 09:32
Yeah, I am pretty damn sure teeth can hurt, as I have had that experience before. And of course wisdom teeth can be removed to preserve the position of the other teeth, but the last time I went to the dentist, he just said "Oh, wisdom teeth" and said they looked okay, which I took to mean that I should let them grow, and there are definitely other reasons people have their wisdom teeth pulled, which is why I was asking, as I wondered if hurting gums around them could be one of the reasons.
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Post by: CardinalFang on 05 Feb 2010, 09:39
The lower one that was removed wasn't fully erupted and every now and again the gum would swell and be a little tender. However since the one above it was so long whenever the gum did swell it meant I'd end up biting down on myself. Usually it would go away in a day or so and rinsing my mouth with salt water helped.
I guess it depends on why the gum hurts. If it's because the tooth has decay or something then they'd probably want to go ahead and get rid of it since it's causing problems and it's easier to do when you're young. Hopefully it's just something that the dentist will prescribe a medicated mouthwash or something though.
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Post by: Lines on 05 Feb 2010, 13:21
So my coworker and I painted a lot of Lichtensteins for window displays a while back and today we sold them! So we have money! But I get the feeling that my company is going to try to take all the money when my manager wants it all to go to me and my coworker, as we're the ones who painted them. If that happens, I won't be a happy camper!

Better news: I got my retirement refund yesterday! So I get to buy a new laptop next week! So that is good. (Of course my mom made some stupid comments after I said I was happy I got it because of how much I needed it and said since I wasn't in school, I don't "need" a laptop at all. Well, if my laptop wasn't fucked up, yes, it would go towards my loan, but you know what, shit happens and I've had enough of all the shit that's happened in the past month and yes I do need a computer.)
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Post by: Eris on 05 Feb 2010, 13:28
It's a miserable day and I don't want to go to work. I want to cuddle up in bed and sleep until it stops raining and being miserable. Fuck you, shitty weather and work.


Also, I have been stressing out about trying to find a place to move to, so much so that a few nights ago I was dreaming about stressing about not being able to find a place to move into. Yesterday I was just working myself up looking at places over and over again on a map and trying to work out if I liked them and if they were cheap enough and big enough and whether we could even get them. It got to the point where ben just told me to get out of the real estate website and leave it for a few days, because I felt like crying.

blar.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 05 Feb 2010, 14:06
Blogs,
I am so tired. So tired. Next time you see me online past midnight, tell me to go to bed please and thank you. Did I mention I am tired?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Feb 2010, 15:34
Those of you who have had your wisdom teeth removed, why have they been removed?

Also, in addition to what Patrick said, the position of these four little tykes makes 'em hard to reach for any toothbrush, according to my dentist. Thus, they often decay rather fast and rather badly.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 05 Feb 2010, 16:48
Blog Thread! Good(ish) news!

Today marks the first day of my boyfriend and I going to the gym together! We'll be going every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for the rest of our lives from now on. Yay! I like working out, and have never gone to a real gym before so I'm pretty excited. I'm also nervous, and freaking that that we will stop going shortly after going. Which I hope does not happen.


Also, today, I woke up with a horrible pain in my side/back. It made it difficult to breathe it hurt so bad. It just felt like a sore muscle, or like I needed to stretch my back really bad. Most of the day I couldn't do anything for it, or because of it. I couldn't even reach my arms over my head.  So I decided to dust off the old wii fit and do some yoga. After finishing all the yoga poses, I moved on to everything else, and basically now I am sweating and dying, but my back hurts less! But still hurts a lot. But now I can hold my hands above my head!

(Also, woo! Encourage me to keep trying to lose ten pounds! At least!)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 05 Feb 2010, 17:01
So the wisdom tooth surgery ended up being a bit of a nightmare... I went in thinking they were removing just one tooth under local anesthesia , but the oral surgeon came in, looked at my x-ray, and went, "Uh.  I think you need 3 teeth removed."  And I was like, "Er, well, okay, I guess."  And then they checked with my insurance and told me that it would cost me $850 for the extraction, and I started to cry, because that's about what I make in a month, and I wasn't expecting to have to pay quite so much for them to take my teeth from me.

Then my boyfriend, who was waiting, and was going to run back to school to turn in this important project that was due today while I was actually in the surgery, was told that they couldn't put me under until he was there, and that he couldn't leave while I was under.  And he was kind of pissed and worried, but then they told us they could do the whole thing--including putting me under and whatnot!--in about 20 minutes.

It was more like 45 or 50, but that's actually pretty amazing for a dental surgery.  So it all worked out okay, I guess... I have three gaping sockets and my boyfriend got to school with 5 minutes before the end of his class to turn the project in (and I'm $900 lighter, including the purchase of Vicodin, antibiotic mouth rinse, and antibiotics... despite the fact that I pay monthly premiums for dental and medical and my dentist determined this was a necessary procedure.  Hip-hip-fucking-hooray for privatized healthcare.)
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Post by: CardinalFang on 05 Feb 2010, 17:06
I didn't know oral surgeons did the ol' "Bait and Switch".
'You need one tooth pulled.' 'Did I say one? I meant three."
At least it's over.
Interestingly enough I didn't get a prescription for an antibiotic nor did I get an antibiotic mouthwash. I was just told told rinse my mouth out often (after 24 hours!) with warm salt water.

I hope you have a quick recovery.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2010, 17:27
Guys the overwhelming majority of the shit I shipped from Alaska got here today! I have all my guitars in one city now. That hasn't happened in 4 years.

Also I took my pee test and I was polite to the lady and she seemed to be pretty relieved that I wasn't giving her shit (pun completely unintentional). I don't envy her job, having to not only handle cups full of human piss all day, but also deal with people who are in there because they were busted for drugs before. Probation cases and shit like that.

The kinda sad thing is that yesterday, when I was waiting for my interview, I saw this dude walk in, and he was kinda rude and stuff. I saw the same dude in the test clinic's waiting room today. Guy was just as big of a douche today, 'cept he looked and smelled the part this time. I am kindof hoping he opted for the overnight stocking position they had so's I won't have to work with him, I opted for their cashier position with the sales pitch of wanting to work towards being a good and proper sales associate.
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Post by: Scarychips on 05 Feb 2010, 18:01
Le Blog Fil,

I have my school plans for the next 5 years. If all goes well, I will have a Pre-University Diploma in 2 years in Pure Science and enroll in the Professional Theater program which lasts 3 years. I will take both of these courses at Dawson College. I hope everything wil work out.

Anthony
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 05 Feb 2010, 18:45
Sorta bored at home, watching the Sabres game. Wishing I had somethin else to do. Gonna tear up more wallpaper after the game.
Tomorrow I might take a walk around and look for more work.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 05 Feb 2010, 19:10
(Also, woo! Encourage me to keep trying to lose ten pounds! At least!)

You and me have roughly the same amount to go. I'm 200ish trying to get to 185. Wanna be workout e-buddies?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Feb 2010, 19:13
The english students are laughing, they never have to go to lectures (I walk home with a guy who hasn't been to a single lecture this year) and they can do as much work as they feel like.

Wait a minute, are you trying to tell me English at Cambridge is some total mickey mouse shit?


No, not mickey mouse but a lot more scope to make as much of it as you want. They have the same number of supervisions and lectures, but no one really goes to the lectures and because there is far more emphasis on opinions than on facts, it is much easier to bluff that you've done the reading. Obviously there are English students who care about their subject and go to the lectures, just as there are law students who do, but the guy I walked home with isn't one of them.

Plus everything is comparative. Law here is apparently the second hardest law course in the world - second only to Harvard. We certainly get a lot more reading than the English students.

Tonight's show went really well but the other two student papers got their reviews out and they were less flattering. One of them was written by an extremely angry failed actor, who has a personal grudge against some of the actors, so we're not really taking that seriously, and the other was full of factual inaccuracies (and anyway was written by the paper who picked up the email my college got sent asking us to be quieter at nights and turned it into a sex-ban scandal which is now in the national news), but even so it's a bit disheartening. Regardless we were sold out today and we've been sold out for tomorrow all week.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 05 Feb 2010, 19:22
blig blog I do derive enjoyment from things anymore. I feel no compulsion to read my books or shop in used book stores, I have no desire to shop for cool used clothes, I don't feel like baking much, I just want to eat and breathe. What is up with that?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Feb 2010, 19:31
James sounds like you have become an adult! Congratulations, it sucks
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 05 Feb 2010, 19:40
fuck that nonsense. Maybe I have just moved on from sci-fi. I am going down to the used bookstore and picking up The Grapes of Wrath because I got a quarter of the way through that then left it behind in Ontario and also I'm picking up Sanctuary because my friend said she is studying it in an english class and it reminder her of me for some reason. I will read those books at the cafe that is only open till 5PM and I will knit as well. I will eat fried rice for supper and drink wine and think deep thoughts about existence because life is beautiful and meaningful if so we make it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: IronOxide on 06 Feb 2010, 00:15
Sorta bored at home, watching the Sabres game. Wishing I had somethin else to do. Gonna tear up more wallpaper after the game.
Tomorrow I might take a walk around and look for more work.

My professor totally did sound for that Sabres game.

I don't think I've posted in the blog thread yet this year.

THINGS I HAVE DONE:
- Get a marching spot at the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
- Record some metal guitar
- Get back on the 8AM-2AM schoolwork schedule
- Not much else really, I'm turning into a boring old man.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Feb 2010, 00:45
Maria is dead!  Long live Maria!

(Anders loves Maria is finished)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Feb 2010, 00:50
Ha wow. I gave up on Anders <3 Maria quite a while ago but maybe I might read it all the way through now that it is wrapped up.
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Post by: Spluff on 06 Feb 2010, 01:25
what kind of maniac puts a fence post in two layers of concrete and bricks??
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Post by: McTaggart on 06 Feb 2010, 02:54
Dash cancelling jump cancelling a dash? No thanks. The wonderfully balanced Tatsunoko vs Capcom  might have just had that ruined. On the other hand, you can probably just throw out a poke for them to run into. We'll see how this plays out.

Mostly I'm bitter that Morrigan can't do it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Feb 2010, 03:16
Old friend I haven't seen in years invited me over to do acid at his place tonight is this awesome y/n
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Feb 2010, 04:21
I fainted again. I have to stop doing that.
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 06 Feb 2010, 06:44
Woo for the first time in months I have a good chance of getting a job. Best thing: it's at a local coffee shop/bakery so the hours will be tolerable and the customers will be sober :-D Pay is above minimum wage too, and the job itself isn't especially difficult. I spoke to one of the owners and he didn't even mind about me going to university in September. Now I just have to actually get the job.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Feb 2010, 07:24
Not sure what happened, I just keeled over. I was in the shower room (thankfully fully clean and clothed) and I felt it coming so I opened the door and the next thing I knew someone was shaking me. Then I went out again and they called a paramedic.

I'm fine now though! The ballet flashmob was this lunchtime and it went really well; we had a huge crowd of people and a sneaky media contingent so good publicity for the show :) Now I have to do a lot of reading and write an essay that was due in half an hour ago.
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Post by: celticgeek on 06 Feb 2010, 08:01
One possible thing:  Syncope (http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5612)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 06 Feb 2010, 11:01
Your work/school schedule is insane, you should stock up on vitamin supplements if you haven't already. That and fresh fruit, which is seemingly good for everything.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 06 Feb 2010, 11:27
A lot of fainting is from dehydration too, so drink up! Every time I've almost fainted (I never actually went all the way but I did have a sweet collapse once. don't think i've lost consciousness or if i did it was only for a second or two) it was due to a panic attack
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Feb 2010, 11:51
sometimes people faint because they smoke too much pot.

do you smoke too much pot May? do you?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dimmukane on 06 Feb 2010, 13:44
man I have never had that problem


Anyways, I just jumped off the roof of a van into a huge snowbank!  It was fun!  And wet!  I am probably going to go do it again, after I dig my car out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 06 Feb 2010, 18:07
Dear blag,

The rest of my shit from Sitka arrived today, including my computer. Unfortunately, USPS fucked up my hard drive somehow. God damn it I even wrote the word "COMPUTER" in like 10cm capitals in like 5 different places on the box. So now I've gotta try doing a repair install of XP, 'cause it says there's a .dll file missing or corrupted.

eiourjgsoiergim

In other news though I have my amp, and it's all hooked up. Gonna plug my gee-tar in and WAAAAAIL.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: fatty on 07 Feb 2010, 02:38
Dear blog thread,

So I'm looking for a job right now, without much success. Since graduating I've just been hanging out and partying and spending too much time online. I've been looking for a few weeks for a job in my industry for the year before I go back to do my Masters next year. As I'm still living at home, things are not too tough money wise, but though I can go out whenever I want, I feel bad because I should be concentrating on getting a job. But it's not like I can look at job ads all day, there's not enough of them!

Since my mum is in Human Resources, she's mentored everyone I know on job hunting and careers, except me. I think it's because we annoy each other, and she wants to give me space. I get the feeling she thinks I'm incapable and she's really critical. So I avoid talking to my parents about it. I go out weeknights and some weekends and spend the rest of the time moping around on the internet playing flash games while all my friends are working.

Please dream job, come soon or I'm going to go stir crazy! I hate being at home all the time, it makes me lethargic and bored and moody. I'm a top student and I work really hard I promise I'll do anything. For any money! Just give me something to do!

I am doing organising for events on a national scale in April, so that involves having initiative and stuff, but it's kind of hard to because I'm so lethargic. But basically that is all that's keeping me going! And right now I'm doing all by myself, which kinda sucks.

Anyway, if you got through that, chat with me online, I'M BORED. MOPE MOPE.



Edit: This is a great post >>

fuck that nonsense. Maybe I have just moved on from sci-fi. I am going down to the used bookstore and picking up The Grapes of Wrath because I got a quarter of the way through that then left it behind in Ontario and also I'm picking up Sanctuary because my friend said she is studying it in an english class and it reminder her of me for some reason. I will read those books at the cafe that is only open till 5PM and I will knit as well. I will eat fried rice for supper and drink wine and think deep thoughts about existence because life is beautiful and meaningful if so we make it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Feb 2010, 02:41
Old friend I haven't seen in years invited me over to do acid at his place tonight is this awesome y/n

I went, tripped, punched cones,  played Donkey Kong Country 2 and watched Human Giant. Had a grand olde time, no real "come-down" to speak of, felt better in the morning than I do even if I only had two beers.

I think I could get used to this lark. (to be fair I'm pretty sure it was a weak hit because most of the time I just felt like I was really super-stoned with only a few hallucinations every now and then)

Plus, had a really great time catching up with a friend who I hadn't seen since I was like 19, yet still have more in common with than most of the friends I see all the time.

EDIT to clarify: For the record this is the first time I had done acid
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Feb 2010, 02:44
I live in a house with ViolentDove now! We had a party last night which was pretty successful! Also today we tried introducing my cat to his housemate's dog and it went as well as it could. They just sat there quietly staring at each other and shaking which was pretty funny and cute.
I don't have any furniture till Wednesday and I have no money at all until next weekend but it is all okay. Hooray!
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 04:19
Last night I went to a party at the house of some of the first Melbourne Friends I made when I moved down here. I've been to plenty of parties at that house but this was the most enjoyable one, partly because it was mostly populated by people I hadn't met a dozen or so times before at those previous parties. Some time into the night talk turned to possibly decamping to a warehouse party happening nearby, and after an hour or so of people talking about going there (and steadily getting drunker and drunker) some of us finally set off. Things took a bad turn pretty much straight away with some drunken falling off bicycles that spiraled into relationship melodrama between the girl who'd been the prime mover behind the "let's go to the warehouse party" scheme  (the warehouse party was being hosted by a friend of hers) and her (very drunk) girlfriend. Girl 1 marched off in the direction of the party with myself and a really nice Scottish guy I'd met a couple of times previously in tow (because she was getting stoppy and shouting at everyone to follow her) while a couple of other people stayed behind to try to get Girl 1's very drunk girlfriend into a taxi home. A couple of blocks down the street my party stumbled upon some house party, so Girl 1 and the Scottish being drunk, went in to check it out, while me, being sober and inclined to think that crashing someone's party is Uncool, stayed outside under pretence of waiting to see if the others were following.

After about ten or fifteen minutes I got fed up and decided to head home, but then Girl 1 and the Scottish guy re-emerged and we continued our trek towards the Warehouse party. By now it was past 2 in the morning.

Well, this being a scheme instigated by a drunk person, it will come as no surprise to any of you to learn that the warehouse party was much further away than previously suggested. After a very slow walk with lots of stops for drunken phone calls and random drunken conversations (and drunken alley urination) we finally got to the warehouse party just before 3 in the morning. The others arrived literally about 5 minutes after us, despite the fact that we had at least half an hour's head start on them. The warehouse party itself was pretty cool, but I really wanted to get home so I could at least try to get into bed before 4 in the morning, especially because I've been having a little trouble getting to sleep recently, so I only stayed at the party for about ten minutes before hailing a taxi.

I eventually got to sleep probably some time around 5, and got about 5 hours sleep which is much less than my usual, luxurious 8-9 hours, so I was pretty groggy all today. I had a nice nap around 6 this evening which perked me up no end, plus lots of chocolate and tea and coffee because (standard fuggy Sunday diet) and I baked some bread (yum!), and then tonight because it's such a lovely night (around 25 degrees C and still and full of crickets singing) I went for a bike-ride for about an hour along a bike path that follows one of Melbourne's suburban train lines. I found a tram depot! Which was pretty cool. Then I got home and found out that the Butterfly Effect with Ashton Kutcher was just about to start (and everyone knows that trashy genre movies are the best thing on a sleep Sunday night) so now I'm watching that. Then tomorrow I get to say in all morning watching the Superbowl and indulging myself with coffee and almond croissants!

Good weekend.
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Post by: Metope on 07 Feb 2010, 06:25
Good weekend indeed!

I spent yesterday night at a bar at uni where they did all sorts of weird games, we were divided into groups of 7-8 and had to run from stand to stand, the most fun one being the one where we had to pull a thread through the clothes of every group member (up pant legs, down dresses etc)  while riding an elevator up and down and singing songs. After that we walked towards one of my favorite bars where we were going to meet up with a few other friends, but when we got there we got stopped at the door. I showed my ID and they were all "sorry, you can't get in", which made me confused because it's a 20+ place and I'm 21. So I asked why, and he said "Well, you're 21 and this place is 23+ on Saturday nights... so, enjoy your time here tonight!" I have no idea why he let me in after all, but I'm glad he did because I had a great time, spent most of the rest of the night dancing and talking to my friends who are going to NYC with me soon, so now we're all super excited about that as well! Eeee!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 07 Feb 2010, 06:27
Yesterday was the Taste of Soulard. All the restaurants in the area had samples of their food available. I thought it was a good way to get lunch. It turned out to be a good way to start drinking at 11:00 a.m. and not stop until midnight. I haven't done that since college. It went pretty well, I guess. Didn't do anything stupid.

Today is the dog parade. There are going to be dogs in costumes. I am going to lose my mind.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: smack that isaiah on 07 Feb 2010, 08:01
So, this past Friday Winter Session at my school ended, and Spring Semester starts on Tues (would've been Mon, but AWESOME HUGE SNOW STORM HAPPENED!), and almost all of my friends went home for the weekend.  It was just me and my girlfriend's roommate.  We played in the snow, watched old Nickelodeon associated things (Snow Day, Good Burger, The Amanda Show), and she helped me make a cardboard bass for her roommate.
And, on a related note, I'm going to see my girlfriend for the first time in 7 weeks today! (hopefully, that is, if she can get back to school with all the snow) She's back from Germany.

And, Super Bowl Party tonight to welcome back everyone who abandoned us this weekend

Now I leave to trudge through the 1.5 to 2 feet of snow to get some pancakes for breakfast.  Adieu.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: plumbob78 on 07 Feb 2010, 10:05
It snowed tons this weekend. This morning I walked down the street for breakfast, then spend a couple hours (on and off, not continuous) digging my car out. Now I'm hungry again. I think I will go down the street for pizza.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Feb 2010, 10:41
this weekend is brittany being really american weekend. yesterday i went to a monster truck rally. here's a truck crushing a hippie van! take that, hippie van (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/hippievan.jpg) and here is a flying monster truck (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/flyingtruck.jpg). then we played pool for a while and i am really bad at pool, so we went to another bar where i ran into my friend's friend Gabe and we took a picture (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/meandgabe.jpg) to send to the friend where i look terrifying (more than usual). and since i was so drunk and i miscalculated where my friend lived (i thought she lived close so i could maybe get a ride, but it was far enough where i would have felt like an asshole making her go out of her way), i ended up passing out at my friends' place, which was really really nice and where my car was anyway. i snuck out early this morning (after making the bed and trying to clean up a little) all hungover and now my floater in my eye is more annoying than usual
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 07 Feb 2010, 12:37
Dilemma: when I do not take Vicodin, my mouth hurts so much I feel like I'm going to vomit, and I cannot work.  When I do take Vicodin, I get totally zonked and pass out for a couple of hours at a time.

I might cancel my class tomorrow (I'm sure my students will be heartbroken).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 07 Feb 2010, 13:46
If you haven't taught on Vikes, you haven't taught at all (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090985/).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 07 Feb 2010, 13:51
experiment with dosages.


or consult a health professional.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 07 Feb 2010, 17:17
Guys I figured out how I can hide my smoking habit from my parents so's I don't actually have to quit. It is called "herring in wine sauce" and it is very tasty and I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner, I fuckin' love that shit. And the smell will drown out ANY OTHER SMELL EVER.

Also guys I wound up going to my friend George's house and watched The Fantastix Mr. Fox with him, his neighbor TJ, and his coworker Sierra (the Cute Girl at the coffee shop). The movie was great! After that he decided it was time to listen to some short-wave radio. That was fun as BALLS. We heard this religious broadcast that was like *static static noise* "---must be brought forward as a blood sacrifice before God!" and we all just kinda stared wide-eyed at each other for a second. Best night ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 17:43
The girl is named Sierra?
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 17:43
Seriously?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 17:44
Quote from: Dictionary.com
a chain of hills or mountains

Well okay I guess that could be descriptive so fair enough.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: RallyMonkey on 07 Feb 2010, 17:49
Around here Sierra and Ciera are really common names.
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 17:53
America.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 07 Feb 2010, 18:01
Bogans (http://thingsboganslike.wordpress.com/a-bogue-by-any-other-name/)

My favourite on that list is Xal (Crystal. Get it, like Xmas?).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 07 Feb 2010, 18:03
Around here Sierra and Ciera are really common names.

By "here" I assume you mean crazy-town. Possibly this is a generational thing (ie. sometimes names suddenly appear and become popular, I think this was discussed in Freakonomics) but I've lived in many places and have never encountered someone named Sierra.

Naming your kid Sierra would be like naming them Adirondack, or possibly Pepsi.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 18:11
Or D'Brickashaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Brickashaw_Ferguson)!

Wait no that's in a league of its own.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 07 Feb 2010, 18:12
The girl is named Sierra?

I mean, I didn't name her and she didn't ask for that name
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 18:17
Hey, I'm not criticising the girl. But I'm getting the feeling that American parents collectively need to have a long hard look at themselves.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2010, 18:23
You and me have roughly the same amount to go. I'm 200ish trying to get to 185. Wanna be workout e-buddies?



hahah Ten pounds is just my short term goal. Ideally, I'd like to lose a lot more. But yeah! I'd totally be down for being e-workout buddies!






Also, guys, Sierra/Ciera are pretty common names. Hell, Cursive has a song about a girl named Sierra.






Dear Blog Thread,


This weekend has been both super stressful and super relaxing. Basically, boyfriend and I got into a huge fight about how I feel like he has a lot more involved in his ex-fiance than he should(I found out today that he has still been paying her phone bill since they broke up over a year ago). He later on he talked to her about their relationship, and she apparently got super pissed, sent me some crazy texts, then today started more shit and turned his phone off.

On top of that our dog has just lost his fucking mind. I have no clue what his deal it. We had him trained pretty well, he was "pottying" outside, not in his crate, he was learning sit, and lay down, and be still, and don't jump and he was just in general showing some degree of intelligence. And then within this past week he has been going in his crate. As in my boyfriend will take him outside, he'll go outside, then we put him in his crate so we could go out, and he goes in there! This was maybe 5 minutes after he went outside. Then today, as my boyfriend was leaving, he bolted out the door(the dog, not the boyfriend), and after my boyfriend caught him and bought him inside, the dog just laid on the floor, and peed. As in, he laid down, and peed, on himself. WTF is wrong with this dog? We don't abuse him, we buy him really nice food, he has more toys than most kids. This dog has a good life. He is incredibly co-dependent lately too. I cannot go to the bathroom with out him attempting to lay under my legs. I just don't even know what to do anymore. I can't walk to a different room without him being within inches of me, he is peeing everywhere. We are seriously considering taking him back.


On the nice side of life, yesterday we went to Soulard, and then spent a night out hanging out on Grand. Which means nothing to most of you, but I'll explain. Soulard is where our farmer's market is, and (south)Grand is a nice ethnic dinning/shopping area, and it's also about four blocks from our house! So that was awesome. We had Afghan food, and it was tasty as hell. Incredibly delicious.

Then we went to this old hookah bar that we used to basically live at, only to find out that they've been bought out! It used to be owned by this incredibly awesome old middle eastern guy, and was populated by mostly middle eastern gentlemen, and a few spare college kids, maybe some of the folks from the goth club. They played middle eastern music, and would have belly dancers, and had homemade hummus that was the best ever in St. Louis, and it was just perfect and great. And now its been bought out by two hipster kids, who cannot be old enough to buy liquor let alone get the license. They have spray painted, hugely, on the main wall "We Smoke Fuck Off"(last I checked, no one was persecuting hookah smokers. If a smoking ban goes into effect, most states usually have it so if you make a certain amount of sales from tobacco, you can smoke in the store), the store has been painted all these bright colors, its so freaking bright in there now(as opposed to the nice calming darkness it used to be), and they were blasting rap, and animal collective, and weird pop music, and Bloc Party, and wtf this is not what I want to hear when I smoke hookah! And it was completely filled with all these college kids who I swear were not even old enough to smoke and most of the servers are gone and replaced with inattentive college kids. And everyone is just there to get photos for the myspace and facebooks. :(

Luckily, the place next door also renovated, and not only is a middle eastern bakery, but a hookah bar and restaurant as well! So maybe we will go there until the kids go home for the summer, and attempt our old place again. Also, they kept the name Petra! I bet those kids don't even know what it mean!

But I did have fun sitting at the bar, with my boyfriend, smoking hookah, and giggling at the fact that we were the oldest people there.
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Post by: RallyMonkey on 07 Feb 2010, 18:25
I was going with an Australia to Idaho difference, but I guess it could definitely be generational. The 5 Sierras/Cieras I can think of would have all been born in 89-92.
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Post by: jhocking on 07 Feb 2010, 18:45
Or D'Brickashaw (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Brickashaw_Ferguson)!

Wait no that's in a league of its own.

no I meant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Nevada_%28U.S.%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Mist
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Post by: McTaggart on 07 Feb 2010, 19:03
Bogans (http://thingsboganslike.wordpress.com/a-bogue-by-any-other-name/)

My favourite on that list is Xal (Crystal. Get it, like Xmas?).

My favourites are Shadeaux (it's classy like the french, see?) and Ozcah (like OzCar?).

I met a 'Mhairi' recently.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 07 Feb 2010, 19:55
Hey, I'm not criticising the girl. But I'm getting the feeling that American parents collectively need to have a long hard look at themselves.

Hey ... beats Lagina.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/lagina
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Feb 2010, 20:49
guys I found Kewpie
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Post by: Lines on 07 Feb 2010, 20:58
Hey, I'm not criticising the girl. But I'm getting the feeling that American parents collectively need to have a long hard look at themselves.

Hey ... beats Lagina.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/lagina

Or Abcde, which is pronounced Ab-sid-dee. I am not kidding there is a kid named that and I feel really bad for her because children are cruel little beasts and she will be made fun of and she's probably going to grow up hating her parents but I wouldn't be surprised anyway because her parents are really weird and seriously who the fuck names their kid Abcde.

The only upside is she won't forget how to spell it...
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Feb 2010, 21:14
There are people in this world who name their children Shithead, pronounced "Shi-THEED". The teacher who taught me social studies in 7th grade taught two, repeat TWO students named Shithead.
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Feb 2010, 21:16
So Harry how do you feel about the name Sierra
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 21:24
I believe in a world where cruelly awful names and unnecessarily peculiar names can exist side-by-side and be mocked by all-comers.
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 21:28
And by god, if this girl Sierra ever becomes a mother I hope somebody in her family or circle of friends has the presence of mind to start referring to her as "Sierra Madre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Madre)".
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Post by: Lines on 07 Feb 2010, 21:32
I would rather be named after a mountain range than the alphabet, a body part, an STD, or a car. Even being named after a food would be better (depending on the food, but I mean names like Cookie, etc).
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Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2010, 21:35
But guys that is such a good song.




So, tonight just got amazing. I started playing some Inkspots, and then popped open a bottle of wine, and now I'm a little tipsy, and fuck life is fucking great. As long as life is peppered with moments like these, I can do it.
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Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2010, 21:35
Also, speaking of weird names, I knew a Precious Loving, and a Sterling Silver.
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 21:36
I would rather be named after a mountain range than the alphabet, a body part, an STD, or a car.

I can start calling you Brindabella (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brindabella_Ranges) if you like.
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Post by: Lines on 07 Feb 2010, 21:38
Noooo.

Also, speaking of weird names, I knew a Precious Loving, and a Sterling Silver.

I'm sure I've mentioned it before but I went to HS with a Sylver Gunn. She was expelled.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Feb 2010, 21:39
Hey Emaline, maybe your dog is sick. Animals do weird things when they aren't feeling great. My cat does that sort of thing when she is really upset.
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Post by: Liz on 07 Feb 2010, 21:40
I know a kid named Castle Danger. It is a terrible name but at the same time it is also insanely epic.
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Feb 2010, 21:44
Noooo.

But it's so pretty!
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Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2010, 21:50
Liz, that is fucking awesome! That kid needs to start a metal band.


Lunchy, I'll look into it. That is a possibility I hadn't considered.



Also guys I think my bottle of wine has gotten more alcoholic? I don't even think that is possible. Basically, I guess I haven't ate much today? My ears are all warm and I can't type(seriously, I have to retype possibility like eight times before it was right). I'm fairly tipsy.


I wish my boyfriend would come home soon so I could make him dance with me.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 07 Feb 2010, 22:22
I know a guy whose legal name is Russell Steele. Russell shortened is Rusty. Rusty Steele. And yes, he's in a metal band (http://translationloss.com/artists/29).
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Post by: Emaline on 07 Feb 2010, 22:26
FUCK YES!!!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Feb 2010, 22:28
One of the guys who goes to the goth club I frequent is named Steel. It's not even his "goth name", his parents decided it was a good idea. Apparently it was either Steel or Doctor.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Feb 2010, 22:29
Why not Doctor Steel?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Feb 2010, 22:43
One time I was given a bottle of really good vintage red wine and I swear it was way more alcoholic than regular red wine but I looked it up and apparently wine can't age once it's bottled?
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Post by: McTaggart on 07 Feb 2010, 23:49
Why not Doctor Steel?

Probably to encourage him to get a damn education.
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Post by: Jace on 08 Feb 2010, 00:34
Fuck yeah watching x-men at 330am because I have the sadness and I stay in bed all day.
Already watched 2 doctor who specials and now I'm waiting for the second showing of Superjail on adult swim.
Xmen fans rejoice, Jubilee tried to stop Mister Sinister. Think about that.
OH SHIT GLADIATOR IS HERE.
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Post by: pilsner on 08 Feb 2010, 01:11
One time I was given a bottle of really good vintage red wine and I swear it was way more alcoholic than regular red wine but I looked it up and apparently wine can't age once it's bottled?


Wine can age in the bottle in the sense that while properly stored, the flavor changes over time.  However, the longer it's stored with a conventional cork, the less alcoholic wine becomes as the alcohol slowly evaporates.

Of course, if you believe that something is very alcoholic, you can become psychosomatically drunk, hence the old sitcom gag of telling people that the non-alcoholic punch is alcoholic and the next thing you know your younger brother is wearing your lampshade as a hat, and your friend threw your cat out the window.
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Post by: Patrick on 08 Feb 2010, 03:26
Placebo-drunk? So wait, you're telling me I could potentially be a bit tipsy (and therefore quite high in morale) every night if only I could have somebody follow me around and tell me that whatever I'm drinking has been spiked?

Also, the idea of not having a hangover...

Oh man I am not buying real booze again, this is great!
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Post by: Eris on 08 Feb 2010, 04:29
I know a guy whose legal name is Russell Steele. Russell shortened is Rusty. Rusty Steele. And yes, he's in a metal band (http://translationloss.com/artists/29).

This reminded me of Olympic Swimming Champion Misty Hyman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misty_Hyman). Misty. Hyman.
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Post by: est on 08 Feb 2010, 04:50
Last week at work we had a temp in named Amber Batcock.

Yerp.
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Post by: Eris on 08 Feb 2010, 04:53
Oh man, we found a Shaun Batcock on facebook. This is hilarious.



Oh oh, Harry Batcock, too!
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Post by: est on 08 Feb 2010, 04:55
I want to find a dude named Saxon Batcock
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Post by: Metope on 08 Feb 2010, 04:55
Marrying a Batcock should be every girl's goal from now on.
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Post by: Inlander on 08 Feb 2010, 04:56
I attended a graduation ceremony once, and one of the students was named Clea Autumn Fields.

There's a woman who's been buried in one of the cemeteries in Canberra for some decades, named Olive Crapp. I don't know if that was a symptom of what killed her.
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Post by: est on 08 Feb 2010, 04:58
Batcock is a noble and time-honoured surname/profession.
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Post by: Spluff on 08 Feb 2010, 05:06
One of the department heads at ANU is called Mr. Cockburn.

Thank god I didn't end up going there, I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face.
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 08 Feb 2010, 05:09
That's actually a relatively common name, Scottish I think. There's a presenter on British TV called Hermione Cockburn. Pronounced "Coburn" though.
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Post by: Inlander on 08 Feb 2010, 05:24
One of the department heads at ANU is called Mr. Cockburn.

Thank god I didn't end up going there, I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face.

That's Andrew Cockburn. He's a pretty cool guy, he was head of Bio (or at least Botany & Zoology) when I was there in the early two-thousands. I had him for a few classes and did a little bit of field work with him.

Re: Cock-burn vs. Co-burn - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6OCdfzZ-8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv6OCdfzZ-8).
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Feb 2010, 06:10
All I want to do is sleep more :( But I have to do some admin stuff, read some more for my supervision, go to the supervision, go back to the goddamn theatre to clean up some, then I'm going to a church group with a girl from hockey. I just want to sleeeeeep.

On the plus side tomorrow I don't have to be up until 11 (although I have a supervision at three which I haven't even begun preparing for).

I can't wait until I am finally done with this play and its related tasks.
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Post by: allison on 08 Feb 2010, 06:34
I just dropped Science Fiction Literature because I didn't like it at all. I feel really good about this.

On the subject of names, in elementary school I sat next to a kid whose name was Miuran, pronounced "my-urine". Also when I worked for the power company I sent a few disconnection notices to a man who legally changed his name to Elvis Presley.
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Post by: Jace on 08 Feb 2010, 07:47
What I want to happen: sleep a few hours, wake up, do things.
What will probably happen: sleep until 530pm, feed dog, go back to sleep until 930pm
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Post by: jhocking on 08 Feb 2010, 08:29
I just dropped Science Fiction Literature because I didn't like it at all. I feel really good about this.

I took a science fiction literature course in college. SF is surprisingly boring when you take it too seriously.
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Post by: Slick on 08 Feb 2010, 09:08
My sci-fi prof last term was not quite thirty and just needed to defend his Ph.D and then he would be a doctor. It was an enjoyable course and I liked the look through the history and origins of sci-fi.
Mileage varies, so I hear.
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Post by: Christophe on 08 Feb 2010, 09:22
Man I loved my Science Fiction lit class in high school. Best fucking class I took there.
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Post by: tommydski on 08 Feb 2010, 10:39
Of course, if you believe that something is very alcoholic, you can become psychosomatically drunk, hence the old sitcom gag of telling people that the non-alcoholic punch is alcoholic and the next thing you know your younger brother is wearing your lampshade as a hat, and your friend threw your cat out the window.

Not to mention the fact that the same alcohol you were drinking can have more or less effect on you depending on a lot of different factors. It's all about what you ate and when. What you did with your day, how much exercise you got. How much sleep you had the night before. If you took any kinds of medication or supplements. There's a whole bunch of things which effect your alcohol tolerance. That's why I am very reluctant to drive if I've had even one drink. Someone of my weight can be caught out so easily.
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Post by: Drill King on 08 Feb 2010, 11:32
Hey Internet! I am still alive! I went home today and my roommates had put a sign on my door that said,


"MISSING

One cute brown haired Art Student! She has been gone a week! We miss her lovely singing and wine! She was last seen running outside in at least 6 sweaters so she hasn't frozen to death, if found please return to this room! Reward: +++++++Hugs and Drugs"


Ohhhhhh god I love my life.
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Post by: iamiam on 08 Feb 2010, 11:43
ok i apologize in advance for this lame sucky whiny post... except this is the blog thread so whatever

i am completely in love with the wrong person and i have no idea what to do about it.  it's to the point where it really makes me feel physically ill.  the feelings are not mutual.  he has a girlfriend.  and even if he turned out to feel the same way, i would be crazy to act upon it.  he is pretty dang immature and also possibly the most selfish person i have ever met.  a relationship with that kind of person is not a thing i need or want.

the problem i can know all of this, but it doesn't matter.  no matter how much time passes the feelings don't change and they don't go away.  it is frustrating beyond belief that i have no control over this and that i have no idea when, if ever, this will go away.  i'm doing a really good job of keeping all this a secret from everyone (including him) and acting like everything is normal.  but i am going crazy on the inside and i wish i could make it stop!

basically what i am saying is feelings are dumb and i think that now that it is 2010 it is high time i have the option to just turn myself into a robot.  one with lasers!
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Post by: pilsner on 08 Feb 2010, 12:03
What you got there is an infatuation.  The cure is to find another guy to divert your attentions.  Now start going out every night, bars, dance classes, pottery courses, cross-country skiing adventures, and find that diversionary guy!
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 08 Feb 2010, 12:32
Prior to our last Presidential election, some news chain ran a story about unusual names found in the voter's registry.
Highlights included

Usnavy (oozenahbee)
Anivdelarev (abbreviation commonly found in calendards for "anniversary of the revolution")
Robocop

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Post by: Lunchbox on 08 Feb 2010, 14:28
Inter-office email with one of the software dudes

Quote
From: Jackson Yoon
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 9:18 AM
To: Alison Lester
Subject: sorry personal question

You wearing make up?


Quote
From: Alison Lester
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 9:19 AM
To: Jackson Yoon
Subject: RE: sorry personal question

Uh yeah, I always do. But I just moved and I donít have a mirror yet. Is it okay?


Quote
From: Jackson Yoon
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 9:20 AM
To: Alison Lester
Subject: RE: sorry personal question

Always?
Oh ok, yeah its ok, just thought you looked nice =)


Whuh
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 08 Feb 2010, 14:30
He fancies you
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Post by: Eris on 08 Feb 2010, 15:05
You should ask him if he is wearing make up
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Post by: scarred on 08 Feb 2010, 15:15
if he says yes, head for the hills
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Post by: Emaline on 08 Feb 2010, 15:16
if he says yes, run to the hills, run for your life
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Post by: tommydski on 08 Feb 2010, 15:19
If you lived in America you could now sue for sexual harassment and retire on the proceeds.
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Post by: Scarychips on 08 Feb 2010, 16:43
If you lived in America you could now sue for sexual harassment and retire on the proceeds.

If you lived in America

America
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Post by: scarred on 08 Feb 2010, 16:53
fuck yeah!

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/12/02/teamamerica_wideweb__430x269.jpg)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 08 Feb 2010, 18:20
Speaking of America I found out today that apparently "Channing Tatum" is a legitimate name over there. Channing is not a name. It is obviously some kind of verb. Jeez.
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Post by: jhocking on 08 Feb 2010, 18:33
i am going crazy on the inside and i wish i could make it stop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FGk63Fv7t4
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Post by: Lines on 08 Feb 2010, 20:21
stuff

Loathing and love are often confused for one another. I suggest you become a robot (because robots are the shit and fuck yeah lasers) and bone the girlfriend, but only if she's hot.

Guys, do not watch Whip It. It will make you want to roller derby so bad and therefore make you insanely jealous of Jodie.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 08 Feb 2010, 20:22
I'm going to divert back to awesome names, my friend at work once had to process a name change... she changed her name to The Zenith. Legally, she is known as The Zenith. Her signature is like theZENITH only in cursive.
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Post by: Emaline on 08 Feb 2010, 20:39
At my old job, I did some trade with a guy named Genesis. Completely serious. I bought his Mirror's Edge art book.



ETA for blog: We just got home from another night at the gym. I feel pretty awesome because we swam and that was fucking great. However, this time I did not warm up at home on the wii, so I could barely go my full 20 minutes on the bike. And that was lame. But I think I'm doing better with weights and thats cool. I just gotta keep pushing myself.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 08 Feb 2010, 21:14
Linds, two of my new housemates do Derby and even though I have never seen it I am slightly jealous but I know I would never be able to play because I am too chicken. I am thinking of getting some skates when I have money to burn, but just for the fun of it because I haven't skated in yeaaaars and I love it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2010, 02:46
I still can't get over the time that I was reading a timeline of Australian history and there was an entry that read "Melbourne founded by Batman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Batman)"

Quote from: Wikipedia
When he found the current site of central Melbourne he noted in his diary, "This will be the place for a village."[1][2] and declared the land "Batmania".[3][4]

why the fuck is this not still the name of Melbourne
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Post by: Spluff on 09 Feb 2010, 03:17
Unfortunately it's pronounced bait-man, which would be a particularly underwhelming superhero.

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Post by: Spluff on 09 Feb 2010, 03:17
...wherever the fish aren't quite biting

...wherever you can't find a good store

...wherever somebody is tempted over to the evil of using a lure
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Post by: Spluff on 09 Feb 2010, 03:27
Not to mention baitmania sounds like a particularly tacky store, the type that can only muster up enough money to have their advertisement air on country television, and even then all it would consist of would be some bogan just shouting at you over a flashing image of a fish.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Feb 2010, 03:34
Hey fools!

I actually had a good day at work today. I have hated every second of my job for the past year so this is pretty cool. The reason I had a good day at work? Every year the office has different decorations up for some competition thing it does with the other company offices. There is a different theme every year and the office with the best decorations wins (this supposedly keeps morale up but it is kind of stupid because the workers do not really benefit in any tangible way). The theme for my office is "superheroes" so for three hours and forty-five minutes of my four hour shift today I painted cardboard signs to say things like "SNIKT" and "BAMF" and "SHRAKABOOM". I also looked up good comic book quotes to hang around the office because we're going to have various superheroes fighting villains all over the place and it is going to look pretty awesome. One of the other guys on the "creative team" spent the day constructing a huge (and I mean really huge) cardboard Galactus which will loom over the office and make people work harder under thread of world-eating.

This is probably the first time I have ever thought my work is an ok place to work. That didn't stop me applying for four other places today though.
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Post by: Inlander on 09 Feb 2010, 03:36
Not to mention baitmania sounds like a particularly tacky store, the type that can only muster up enough money to have their advertisement air on country television, and even then all it would consist of would be some bogan just shouting at you over a flashing image of a fish.

Nah, they don't do the shouty ads any more. Nowadays they pose next to the back of a ute or car with its boot open and read really woodenly and in a monotone from cue-cards while poorly rendered still photos of the products they're trying to sell you occasionally appear on the screen.
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Post by: Patrick on 09 Feb 2010, 03:49
I guess I can hack this driving shit. Logan picked me up after he got off work, and we went driving. His daily driver is a white '84 BMW 745i, pristine condition. Looks like an '80s coke dealer's car or some shit. He's got a Nardi wooden steering wheel on there, glossy as shit, and wood paneling that came with the thing, and the white finish is in excellent shape.

So when we pulled into the Jamba Juice parking lot, him with his beard and aviators, me with my long hair, backwards baseball cap, and sport sunglasses... we looked like fucking dealers. Straight up looked like mismatched drug dealers.

Got my final interview for the coffee shop tomorrow. Totally gonna nail that shit, just watch me.
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Post by: Caleb on 09 Feb 2010, 06:54
... we looked like fucking dealers. Straight up looked like mismatched drug dealers.

Whose wacky misadventures can been seen and enjoyed in an all new sitcom coming this summer!
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Post by: valley_parade on 09 Feb 2010, 08:53
me with my long hair, backwards baseball cap, and sport sunglasses... we looked like we'd just finished filming The Search For Animal Chin

fyp
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Post by: glyphic on 09 Feb 2010, 13:13
BLAUWG-

I was driving through a parking lot near my work when I saw someone start backing out of a spot. I was pretty close to them by the time that they starting reversing, so I immediately slowed down. When they continued reversing, I came to a complete stop. Mind you, I was less than ten feet away and in clear sight. The lady never stopped and smashed into my bumper. This wouldn't have been too big a deal except for the fact that it was extremely cold that day and the impact caused my plastic bumper to explode. She got out of her car and we called the cops. After waiting forever, a cop comes and takes a quick statement and fills out a form. I gave a description of the accident, noting that I was at a complete stop when the collision occurred.

The other driver told the cop that her car has sensors that been when there is something behind her.

The lady's defense was that her car would have warned her if I was behind her. Her defense was that I wasn't there.

Anyway, we exchanged insurance and everything. Her insurance company contacts me and takes a statement. I made certain to say "I was at a full stop," "she never looked back," and "she shouldn't put so much faith in her reverse sensors."

Anyway, thanks to the wonderful government of the state of Illinois, we have a "COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE" law. This law allows her insurance company to tell me that I am 25% at fault because I was in the parking lot to begin with. If, then, I am 25% at fault I have to come up with 25% of the money to fix my car. Because I made the foolish error of cohabiting a parking lot with a reckless lady.

I didn't mention this yet, but the lady backed in to me over a month ago. I just got off the phone with her insurance and the rep hasn't even determined liability yet. I have contacted her 4 times already.

SIGH.

Love, Eli.

TL;DR-  :x :x :x :x :x INSURANCE COMPANIES!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 09 Feb 2010, 13:55
My boyfriend's coworkers are trying to get this dinner party thing together. They are all interested in cooking, and are all good cooks, so they want to do this thing where they decide on a cuisine, and then everybody cooks a dish for it, and we get a complete meal. Some how, I got included in the list of chefs who are supposed to be cooking. We've had one party since we've been dating, not counting magic parties(because that's mostly friends, and not any coworkers), where they've tasted my food, and that was for Thanksgiving, and you can't screw up thanksgiving food, its so easy! But I mean, I guess they've seen the stuff my boyfriend brings to work, so maybe they think I'm a good cook? I am super nervous about this! I don't think I can do it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Feb 2010, 14:07
It's only one dish! If you think you're that bad just make some of your kickass homemade bread or something.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 09 Feb 2010, 14:16
I wish I could do that, but I think that I have to cook at whoever is hosting it that night. And share the kitchen!(which I absolutely cannot do. I am a kitchen hog) Also, I have to use equipment I've never used before, according to this email:

The example in my mind was like indian for example. true scratch indian is like step 1: fry a bunch of spices in a wok. i can think of a lot of ways we could all fuck that shit up.
   
    I have an idea-- i was thinking of buying one of those outdoor wok burners again after Shijingle took mine.  what If i rebuy it, since i already have the propane tank, then we choose chinese and everyone has to cook for the first time on a 130K BTU flame.
   
    Normal stove burners are 5K BTU. most dishes are cooked in two minutes or so and you have to be really fast.




WTF. I don't think I can do that! Scary! But yeah. I think I'm gonna try.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 09 Feb 2010, 14:36
cooking stuff

Emaline, that sounds awesome!  Imagine, you're going to get to learn to cook on really expensive, specialized equipment with the casual supervision, guidance, and training of people who know what the fuck they're doing!  And even if you mess up a dish or two, they're going to be cooking, too, so you'll still have a tasty, awesome dinner.

I mean, I'd totally be all, "Er, guys, I'm super flattered, but just to warn you I've never cooked on equipment like this, so please help me out if you see me screwing up!"

But... yummy food.  Seriously, I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pwhodges on 09 Feb 2010, 14:56
finished Arcadia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_(play))

I enjoyed that (went during the original run).  My wife's a particular fan of Stoppard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: RallyMonkey on 09 Feb 2010, 15:08
In a well-directed production, staged Stoppard is miles apart from read Stoppard. That's what makes him such an amazing playwright, is that he really knows the ins and outs of theater. I couldn't imagine the experience of trying to read something such as On the Razzle.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 09 Feb 2010, 15:25
... we looked like fucking dealers. Straight up looked like mismatched drug dealers.

Jay & Silent Bob? Nootchies.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Feb 2010, 15:58
I'm going to see a silent pirate play on Thursday! It's directed by one of my friends from the play last week and it sounds pretty cool. Another friend, one who was at school with me, is coming with me - she just broke up with her boyfriend and is feeling quite low so I went and watched a film with her and ate ice cream tonight. Actually I was glad she texted me to see if I was free because sprint training went really badly tonight and I skipped dance because I was so tired and miserable, so it was seredipitous that she wanted company at the same time that I wanted company. I'm feeling good now! Yay for friends :)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 09 Feb 2010, 21:30
Gay Movie and Cocktails night at George's tonight. He told me that he does these nights from time to time in order to "make absolutely sure" that even the stupidest of his friends don't forget that he is gay. His words. I'm going 'cause I wanna get my drink on.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 09 Feb 2010, 22:02
Plus you get your gay on anyway when I'm around.

Together.

WOCKA WOCKA
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 10 Feb 2010, 00:36
Got my minis in the mail! woo I have some stuff to paint! But oh wait, there's no paintbrushes included. I guess I'll have to wait a couple days until I can go to the gamestore and get one.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ballard on 10 Feb 2010, 01:03
Hey, gonna cross post this from the NOT SOBER thread in case it gets a better response here.

Sorry to lay some deep shit on this page but I need some advice.

I have been smoking for about a year; it started just at parties occasionally. In September I started smoking on the regular, at least a few times a week, and this escalated steadily for some time until I was smoking almost every day. Lately it's been less but I realized recently that I've been feeling depressed, anxious, and/or shitty a lot more than is normal for me. I'm generally a happy-go-lucky dude but these last few months, more and more often, it has happened that I've been struck suddenly and without warning by strong feelings of suicide and depression out of nowhere.

The other day I got higher than I've been in ages at a friend's house and we both moved to pass out in her bed but instead of falling asleep I bugged out and tripped balls. Without hyperbole, this felt 10x more like a trip than my acid trip. The world tore apart around me and I felt myself falling into a black abyss. Suddenly my mind flooded with dark, horrifying thoughts that presented themselves as undeniable realities regarding my life and the world around me. Sinking lower and lower, I came to the realization that underneath all the subterfuge, the world is a horrible, desperate place run by merciless psychological systems, and that everyone just lies to themselves in different ways to combat this. I felt lonely and beyond help. I remember waking up my friend and saying "holy shit, this is the worst I've ever felt in my life" but when she asked if she could do anything for me, I said "I don't know" and let her go back to bed. Eventually, overwhelmed, I gave up trying to fight this demon with positive thoughts and let it wash over me in hopes that eventually it would go away.

I don't remember falling asleep but I woke up at noon the next day, feeling perfectly fine if burned as fuck.

There have been many other experiences less intense than this but still shitty. Smoking seems to amplify these feelings. My life is going great socially, romantically, and professionally, and I haven't been traumatized by anything as far as I can recall. I don't really understand what is going on or why, but I'm worried and want to resolve it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 10 Feb 2010, 01:11
some people react badly to it if you have anxiety or depression, plus there's the possibility that your stuff was laced with something else i guess? i'm leaning toward the first, i've heard of a lot of stories of people with anxiety or people with depression, even though they're veteran smokers, have on occasion flipped shit and one tried to call 911 because he thought he was dying.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ballard on 10 Feb 2010, 01:23
I saw two other people smoke the same pot and they were fine.

This experience was a warning sign but it's more the fact that it's been happening a lot, regularly, at different levels of intensity that worries me.

It happens more when I smoke but sober too I've been noticeably down in the dumps and I am unused to it and would like to fix it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Feb 2010, 02:02
I'd probably cut back on the smoking for starters. I don't think it causes depression but it can exacerbate pre-existing conditions given that I've found that pot will amplify emotions that you're already feeling. I would also recommend seeing if you can talk to someone, professional-like, even if it's just your regular doctor who can maybe refer you to a therapist. It's worth thinking about if this is something that is bothering you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 10 Feb 2010, 03:30
Sinking lower and lower, I came to the realization that underneath all the subterfuge, the world is a horrible, desperate place run by merciless psychological systems, and that everyone just lies to themselves in different ways to combat this. I felt lonely and beyond help.

How did you not know this already?  What did they teach you in high school?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jodizzle on 10 Feb 2010, 03:32
Guys, do not watch Whip It. It will make you want to roller derby so bad and therefore make you insanely jealous of Jodie.

Speaking of derby and how awesome I am (that's what we were talking about right?) I graduated level 1 of derby last night!  We start (gentle) contact drills on Saturday!  EEEE.

Also I graduated fastest of the class!  To pass level 1 apart from all the boring basic skills like falling right and stopping and form and crossovers and whatnot you have to be able to do 5 laps of the derby track in 1:30 and 15 laps in 5 minutes.  I did 5 in 55 seconds and 15 in 2:44! WOO!  Although the minimum requirements are really easy to get, even the absolute slowest skaters in our group can do it.  but that's not the point!

Better than last week, which was 5 in 58 and 15 in 2:49!  Also I am getting me some sweet new wheels soon which means more grip and more (controllable) speed!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ballard on 10 Feb 2010, 05:27
BUT I DON'T WANT TO BE A NIHILIST MOMMY
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: fatty on 10 Feb 2010, 05:57


Gene, i think it's quite possible to get depression when things are going swimingly. I go on some crazy moodswings and before I was in a relationship I only had myself and the internet to steady me. Now I expect things are going well I shouldn't feel those insecurities but I still do, sometimes even more strongly.

I think the best thing to do in these situations is to go back to basics in a big way. Cut out stimulants and depressants, including coffee and alcohol (a little is probably fine), put a lot of effort into life and activities that energise you.

It doesn't seem like you have a very developed problem, now is your opportunity to nip it in the bud and/or learn to control it.

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 10 Feb 2010, 06:35
My brother and I had a real conversation last night about life, and his relationship, and my school, and our jobs and a mess of other things. This hasn't happened in a long time, and I think we're on the road to fixing the problems we've had in the last few years. It is really nice.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 10 Feb 2010, 14:19
hellooooo blog thread,

my life is pretty OKAY. but really really really busy. this is good. i did not have a nervous breakdown btw, it was more of an identity crisis.

xoxo,
anna

ps-am i in the quiki yet? ahaha
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 10 Feb 2010, 15:45
Ok. I realize that I'm shitting up this page with all my words, but this is sort of important to me, I guess.

I am volunteering at a church now. I am doing sound and video. It is one of those churches that have crazy-ass spectacle choir and band arrangments that are like concerts every week. They have a digidesign soundboard that costs more than my yearly salary at my job.

I am also now in two bands.

I still can't motivate myself at my job, though. Odd, that.

TL;DR I may be making progress at getting a job doing something that I like instead of bullshit that I can't stand.

Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Feb 2010, 15:50
Hey man, that's what the blog thread is for! Definitely go for jobs that are fun over ones that are awful but well paid (or even badly paid, in which case what were you thinking?).

I was feeling a bit down this evening because I'd got all psyched up about going clubbing with the other lawyers and then one of them bailed and the whole evening unravelled. I could still have gone but the two who were still committed to going both have boyfriends who they were planning on meeting up with and then going home with, and I'd have been a fifth wheel. So I watched a mushy love film and then Skyped for an hour with my mum and now I'm happy again :) Also I cooked a meal that would have been a success if a) the plate had been a big one, as I thought, rather than a sandwich one, and b) the plate had not got stuck in the top of the saucepan when I tried a "clever" balancing technique.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 10 Feb 2010, 15:59
Guys, there are three rad things about my life right now:

1. I am seeing a lady I think. We went to get lunch together at 1.30 and then it was 6.30 and we were like oh shit.

2. I petted a fox. It was crossing the Meadows as I was crossing the meadows and I got really close to it, and then I lured it to me with crisps.

3. I have press tickets to go and see God is an Astronaut, plus interview them. What do I ask them?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Caleb on 10 Feb 2010, 16:07
2. I petted a fox. It was crossing the Meadows as I was crossing the meadows and I got really close to it, and then I lured it to me with crisps.

PS:  Now I have rabies.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Gemmwah on 10 Feb 2010, 17:24
so last week was the first week i've had off uni since the start of the year where i haven't had any work to do, so i went a yonder with my bestie and we planned some awesome party times. Sadly this coincided with my girlfriend having a partial breakdown at uni and thus tagging along for the entirety of what was supposed to be my friend's birthday weekstravaganza. I am glad she came because i am pretty sure she needed me but shucks do i feel bad for the dampener it put on kylie's birthday and the fact that we all got sick just kinda ruined things more, and then my girlfriend's been with me for ages right up until this afternoon as she's gone back to uni to sort stuff out and there's been lots of crying and it's been really exhausting for everyone involved, yet even though i am epically tired and my brain is mush, even though i'm starting new classes for this semester this week and ugh... The point is, i can't seem to sleep without her here and i can't quite figure out why,
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Feb 2010, 17:36
Ok. I realize that I'm shitting up this page with all my words, but this is sort of important to me, I guess.

I am volunteering at a church now. I am doing sound and video. It is one of those churches that have crazy-ass spectacle choir and band arrangments that are like concerts every week. They have a digidesign soundboard that costs more than my yearly salary at my job.

I am also now in two bands.

I still can't motivate myself at my job, though. Odd, that.

TL;DR I may be making progress at getting a job doing something that I like instead of bullshit that I can't stand.

Wish me luck!

omg you should set up a "HAND OF GOD" button that smites one person in ridiculously bright light
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Feb 2010, 17:39
and and have a "BIBLICAL PLAGUE" button that dumps a rain of frogs onto the stage
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 10 Feb 2010, 19:51
Guys guys guys! In a week and a half I am buying a HOUSE. We have been trying to buy this stupid house since July. And finally we get to get it.

I will get to paint walls, and decorate rooms, and get a puppy, and it has a kitchen!! The kitchen part would not be so exciting except that for the last six months, since we gave up our apartment, we have been living in a basement that has an underpowered hot plate for cooking on, and a tiny little bar sink for doing dishes, and a fridge that's over in the back room. And now I will have a dishwasher, and a real stove and oven, and a fridge all in the same room. And the hot water will always be there, not only when we go upstairs and turn on the water heater and wait 15 minutes. And we get to take our stuff out of storage and finally be able to find all our crap again. And Robert's mom really was excited and wanted us to have this house and it's too bad she won't get to see it with us but it's ok as long as I tell myself she's still somewhere and will know we got it.

Now if only I had a job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ballard on 10 Feb 2010, 20:10
Guys, there are three rad things about my life right now:

1. I am seeing a lady I think. We went to get lunch together at 1.30 and then it was 6.30 and we were like oh shit.

2. I petted a fox. It was crossing the Meadows as I was crossing the meadows and I got really close to it, and then I lured it to me with crisps.

3. I have press tickets to go and see God is an Astronaut, plus interview them. What do I ask them?

Triple o/
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 10 Feb 2010, 20:18
blog thread everything still feels terrible right now, my job is okay when things are good but really unbelievably horrible with pressure and bullshit and constantly being shouted at when things are not good. right now things are okay so i am in the clear but i'm still sort of a wreck at all times now and i don't really have a social life anymore and i hate how my stupid job dominates my life way more than i want it to and all i do lately is sort of cry and flail and panic about money and future schooling and family stuff and it's all Very Sad and Very Dramatic.

the good news is i finally have a day off this monday because it is a public holiday, which i also realized is the first day off i have had since new year's day. it's nice but at the same time it's also been so long i don't even know what i could possibly do with that much free time all at once, knowing me i will probably manage to find something to freak out about regardless and spend the whole day doing that. or maybe i'll just buy ice cream and watch television all day. i think i really need a change in scenery.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Feb 2010, 05:23
Days off are the best. I gave myself today off (I only had one lecture and it's the one no one goes to because he just reads off the lecture handouts, which are downloadable) so I slept in til lunch and am having an epic tidy-up so that I can find my floor and practice ice hockey shots.

Do something like that! Pick a project you've wanted to get something done towards for ages but not had time and work on it. Like knitting, or exploring a museum, or picking out new bedding or something.


ETA: my glorious day off just got fouled up. Student Finance England have returned to haunt my life. This time, they won't let me change the names of my parent/guardians, even though they just got married so my mum has a new surname and my stepdad is no longer my mum's partner but my mum's husband. GAH how can they be so moronic? People get married all the time, surely this has occurred to them?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: the_pied_piper on 11 Feb 2010, 08:15
You would think that but sadly they seem to fail to grasp the concept of an ever-changing world.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2010, 08:49
Oh my god. I do not understand how my parents cannot grasp the st.Louis/IL bus/metro service. I swear. My mom invited me out shopping with the rest of my family this Friday. I don't drive so I was going to take public transit out there(for reference, I live in St. Louis, MO, my family lives in Collinsville, IL. Roughly an hour and a half to two hour transit ride). I was fine with the long ride because I've done it before, both going out there, and when I lived there coming to the city. So, I'm tell her what time I'd have to leave and what time I'd show up, for the shortest ride(an hour and a half). My arrival time is something like 11:42. She then says that my dad says that I can take the metro all the way to the stupid mall that we are going to. Which, a)he wouldn't know since he doesn't use the public transit system, and b)is not true. But I look it up for them anyway, and explain that it'd be roughly the same ride, and that it'd be bus-metro-bus, which my mom doesn't understand at all. So she tells me to just take the metro from St. Louis to the station closest to the mall. Which I explain to her that I will still have to ride the bus to the metro station, because my parents cannot seem to grasp the fact that just because I live in the city does not mean that I can walk outside, and be on the freaking metro.


I am fine with taking the bus. I do not mind taking the bus and the metro, and then the bus again. But they don't seem to be happy with any of the routes that I can take. I guess because I have to get up early to catch the bus, they think that they have to get up early as well.


Basically, argh.



Also, I've been doing some facebook spying, and it seems everyone I went to high school with is now old, and fat, or pregnant, or has had kids, or is married. Everyone has grown up. It is weird, and now I feel old.

Also, this totally punk rock kid I used to have a crush on is now a fat old conservative and apparently hates Obama. Things have changed.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Feb 2010, 09:57
Zingoleb,

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOU.  :x

What did I do!?

Blaggy,

I am still without internet. Did you guys know libraries have these things called 'books' now? They're kind of like what you read on the internet, only on, like, paper and shit. I've been reading a bunch of them.

Turns out my neighbour did actually shoot my dog. His ex-girlfriend ratted him out. Apparently he threw her body in the pond and we're going to get it back. I'm really pissed off and kind of want to go over there and throw rocks through his windows and put sugar in his gas tank but my father's going to get him back in a more legal way. This brings the tally up to three missing dogs in the neighbourhood, and another one of our dogs ran off and came back with another dog's head in its mouth. Hm.

Also found out that a close friend of mine has breast cancer. She is 19. I'm still kind of shocked about it but can't believe she might, you know, die because of this, especially when she's been there through a few...rough times.

(I'm actually in fairly okay spirits lately despite all of this. I realize that I always sound fairly complain-y but I'm actually pretty upbeat even when my life is falling apart)

Oh, and Patrick - I'm trying to figure out why you weren't detoxing yourself from day one of the job search. Seriously.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 11 Feb 2010, 13:11

one of our dogs ran off and came back with another dog's head in its mouth. Hm.


Ok, seriously, WTF?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 11 Feb 2010, 14:55
I think for all of my writing assignments I want to use Zinglobeb's life but even for creative writing assignments it's not believable.

My last assignment was flying rhinos.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 11 Feb 2010, 14:58
everything Zingoleb posts in this thread

(http://cdn1.knowyourmeme.com/i/1123/original/xzibit-wtf.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 11 Feb 2010, 15:31
I think for all of my writing assignments I want to use Zinglobeb's life but even for creative writing assignments it's not believable.

My last assignment was flying rhinos.

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/401/iceburncover.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: fatty on 11 Feb 2010, 17:47
SWEET: So, last night I went to an exhibition opening. The exhibition was good, met up with some of my friends (inc 2 who were in it!). It was curated by this crazy guy called Tom Rivard who's quite wacky and does unusual things. website >>http://www.leanproductions.com.au/

AWESOME: They served scotch at the bar for free, by itself or as a whisky sour. YAY. You had to pay for beer though!! They also had free popcorn!

COOL: They had like a tomato soup in shot glasses, which my friend reckoned had vodka in it.

SLIGHTLY LAME: So we hung out outside talking for ever and trying to get the group together to go eat. Someone suggested this Chinese place so we all went there but didn't know which one and stood around being lost until we finally got back together and sat down. It was already 9.30 and we were STARVING.

AWESOME: The restaurant was pretty crappy looking, but delicious. It was even better when one girl convinced the waitress to turn of the flourescents and leave the orange mood lamps. We're all architects/designers so the whole table of 20 cheered.

DELICIOUS: dumplings!

RANDOM: We followed a friend to a house party at Tom Rivard's home/office. By the time we rocked up there was 8-9 of us left. Apparently this guy is crazy and does lots of drugs and loves partying

SWEET: things in his house, like totally cool antiques and stuff. Also, more scotch YEAAAAAH.

SAD: Finally going home, not that late, about 2.30 or something. Got my friend to drop me at train station in city.

LAME: Waiting for the bus in the cold for 20 min. Nightriders which come once per hour after like midnight. All dodgy looking guys and crazy teenagers.

STUPID: Getting on the wrong bus. IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not realising! At first I thought it was going in the right direction. Then I asked the person next to me and he was like 'yes it's going there where you asked'. IT WASN'T.

FRIGHTENING: By the time I realise where I am, I'm upset and stunned at how stupid I was, I hop off onto an empty street. This part of town is DODGY. I was in Rockdale, for those in Sydney. It is SE of the city, when I was going NW. I'M TERRIFIED. I wake up my cousin and she helps me freak out and get the taxi number

FORTUNATE: A taxi comes by and agrees to take me homeward, to where my car is parked. This is at 2.45 and his shift ends at 3am. He will be late and he said he has to pay a fee because someone else will be waiting to pick up the taxi. But he says he couldn't bear to leave me on the street. Sometimes taxi drivers are considerate!

PYSCHO: His driving! He went 80km/hr in 50-60 zones and GOD KNOWS how fast on the freeway. Even lamer because the Harbour Tunnel was closed for construction and we had to take the Harbour Bridge.

PAINFUL: Watching the Fare Calculator go forever upwards, plus the three tolls we had to pay. I estimate it was about 40 km? He dropped me a servo to get cash because there's a huge credit card fee, and the total bill is $116.80 - This is about how much I spend per week on food and going out, because I still live at home and I don't have a job right now D:
I told him I'd love to give him a huge tip for making him late and all, but I could barely afford that fee.

LAME: Walking back to my car and picking it up. Going home and collapsing in my bed.

APPOLOGIES: for the long post, but I hope it helped that I gave you mood cues.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: syrupykeyboard on 11 Feb 2010, 18:17
Hey guys. Didn't know whether to put this in the Sober thread, or the relationship thread, or where.

So, there's this dude who lives right next to me, we just recently started hanging out. He's a cool guy, and so are all of his friends that he's introduced.
He wants to hang out every day, almost. This has been a bit tiring. We don't smoke every day. Maybe once or twice a week.
So, we play Halo and smoke the weeds and stuff. Used to be, pot made it easier for me to relax and forget about stuff going on in my life. Recently though, it's just been augmenting my social fears.
So, like, there's the whole
     "We smoked yesterday, but I don't want to come over today, but crap, will that insult him, maybe he'll think I just like hanging out for the weed"
"Oh crap, I don't know his friend really well so I didn't know what to say really so I didn't contribute to the conversation like at all crap do they think I am trying to brush them off"
     "How often do I thank him for stuff, like I do not want to not thank him enough, but then I also don't want to thank him too much and him think I'm being all formal and like detached or something"
"Crap I have been feeling worse than usual emotionally / mentally lately and so I am probably not that cool of a dude to be hanging out with"

Etc. Basically, I've just been hella stressing and doubting myself and being depressed and weed is not being a kind mistress lately and I don't like it that I can't enjoy being high, and I don't like it that I WANT to get high. Anymore it just makes me think of all the bad stuff in my life and how I am wasting my life and wasting money on weed when I could be saving it for college (I don't buy weed very often so it is not that much money but still) and being disappointed in myself.

tl;dr "Abloo bla bloo"
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 11 Feb 2010, 18:45
I went to George's cocktail party last night. 2 developments occurred there:

1. Sierra and I are apparently dating now. I know this for a few reasons, including her kissing me in the middle of a discussion about the nature of future hangouts, and the fact that she basically didn't give me the option of walking myself to my own house. Instead, we went to her apartment and stayed up until 9 this morning, talking about a bunch of stuff and listening to/making music (she plays a bit of guitar, a lot of keys, and she sings) and occasionally making out for no good reason. We then proceeded to pass out until 3 this afternoon.

2. The entire staff of the coffee shop were at George's party, and as the evening progressed and discussions were had, they were all rather vocal that they wanted to have me work with them at the store. And two of the three people who interviewed me were there, and they were actually the ones most vocal about it.

Everything I ever do conflicts with every other thing I ever do and damn it I just knew this was gonna happen. Separately, these pieces of news are great! Together, though, they are the perfect recipe for clusterfuck.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 11 Feb 2010, 18:51
Patrick. Patrick...

EDIT: I'll make this a real post.

I made cookies today. They are tasty. Also had tasty pizza and watched the Sabres forget how to play hockey again. Now I'm watching Rachel Maddow and crushing so hard.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Feb 2010, 18:54
stuff

What are you talking about that's great, you got a job and a girl and your coworkers sound rad. I don't get why this is bad?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 11 Feb 2010, 19:12
because his brand new girlfriend is now also a brand new coworker that he is going to have to work with and see every day, which is a pretty potentially dangerous combination.

if this girl is as cool as you make her out to be, though, i'm sure things will be fine. just relax and let things happen. keep the pda to a minimum at work, try not to have sex in the employee bathroom too often. you know, the usual etiquette.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 11 Feb 2010, 20:02
Patrick,

Jace I fixed your post
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 11 Feb 2010, 20:10
everything Zingoleb posts in this thread

Xzibit


Yo Dawg I heard you like dawgs so we put a dawg in your dawg...

Edit: I totally bit off more than I could chew in terms of classes. It's been sorted out though, yay.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 11 Feb 2010, 20:16
hey I made out with a hot chick look I am so sexy also I totes got that job man that is cool oh no the girl works there and even though she is awesome this will ruin my life because everything ends poorly for me but man I am so cool look at me making out with this hot chick
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2010, 20:24
Patrick! Jesus, man. I don't even know what to say to you anymore. You don't listen.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 11 Feb 2010, 20:50
I know Emaline I know but I wasn't the one who brought the subject up, and I wasn't the one who kissed me, and I wasn't the one who invited a dumb boy who likes me to spend the night at my apartment okay?

Also James everything does end poorly for me because I am dumb and do stupid shit (such as not saying "no thank you it is tempting and very much what I would like but it is a bad idea").

Tania we will totally use the customer one I promise
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 11 Feb 2010, 21:05


T minus 2 months before whiny "I don't know what to do about my gf/coworker because she caught me sexing customers fml" post in relationship thread.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Feb 2010, 21:08
Guys,

Don't keep a broken glass with jagged edges and filled with bits of shattered glass next to your cold glass of water. I've nearly glassed myself in the face like, 8 times at this point.

Cheers,
Jimmy the Squid.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2010, 21:10
Newz U Can Uze
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 11 Feb 2010, 21:14
Guys, tomorrow I work and that's ok I guess but after is D&D and during that me and one of my friends are going to make awesomely awful v-day cards for this un-valentine's day party we're going to Saturday. And I get a 3-day weekend! And my taxes are all done! (I'm actually getting money back from federal for the first time ever!) And I'm gonna get me a laptop this weekend!

Also today we got a new display for paints and the box it came in is HUGE, so my coworker decided he wanted to hide in it and prank one of the managers by just making weird noises and I told him instead he should cut a hole out of the bottom and move around any time they make a noise, which is what he's gonna do tomorrow. I kind of want to steal it though and ride up and down in the elevator in our building and scare the shit out of the students that go to the school that takes up the rest of our building. I would totally do it if that school didn't suck and actually had a sense of humor, but they don't like us very much as is because of said lack of humor. Oh well! Maybe we'll do it to the framer when he comes back next week. Tee hee.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 11 Feb 2010, 21:36
box in elevator = perceived bomb threat = terrorism charges against Linds = pretty bad weekend

However, if you do end up in jail over this, I will totally come post bail for you cause I think its pretty clever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Feb 2010, 22:04
Guys,

Don't keep a broken glass with jagged edges and filled with bits of shattered glass next to your cold glass of water. I've nearly glassed myself in the face like, 8 times at this point.

Cheers,
Jimmy the Squid.

You how no idea how much I laughed at this.

No idea.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Feb 2010, 22:11
Jimmy the Squid: Informative and Entertaining!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 11 Feb 2010, 22:19
I know Emaline I know but I wasn't the one who brought the subject up, and I wasn't the one who kissed me, and I wasn't the one who invited a dumb boy who likes me to spend the night at my apartment okay?

That is where you stop her from kissing you and say "No" when she invites you to her place.


It is really fucking simple when you think about it. I swear, this is going to end bad and we all told you no to do something stupid like that, so just be aware that if you start complaining about your relationship issues you may not get very much sympathy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 11 Feb 2010, 22:25
and by "may not get very much sympathy" she means "may get actively mocked."
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 11 Feb 2010, 22:29
so no real difference then?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2010, 22:47
Boys, and girls, keep it in your pants, and your hormones checked.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Feb 2010, 22:56
That's boring advice.

Fuck everything that moves!*



*Making sure you have consent first.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Feb 2010, 23:04
Man, you're so predjudiced against inanimate objects. Things that don't move need lovin' too, you know.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2010, 23:13
If someone bones a taxidermy animal, is it still beastiality? I mean, it's an inanimate object, and basically a statue, so wouldn't it be more of agalmatophilia?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Feb 2010, 23:18
I'll tell you what it is.


Hot.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 11 Feb 2010, 23:41
Blog:

I'm sitting here filling out job applications, and my employment history screams "our economy sucks!" One place I can't give a phone number to because it was a locally owned place and recently had to close, and my reasons for leaving my last job is "Laid off due to company downsizing". Its pretty sad.


Also, would it kill a place to email me back and say "Sorry we aren't hiring right now/Aren't interested"? I mean, it doesn't seem very professional to me to not send something like that.


ETA: One of the applications has this question:

Check one of the following race/ethnic group(s):
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more of the above races
White/Caucasian


WTF. Its a voluntary question, but nonetheless, it's a crappy question. Especially since I identify as white and also Hawaiian. White/Caucasian it defines as "A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. And Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander is defines as "A person having origins in any of th original peoples of Hawaii, Guan, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands." My grandmother is Hawaiian, and I identify as both white/caucasian and "Native Hawaiian", so why can't I chose those two? Why are they mutually exclusive? This is bullshit.

I really want to mark both, and then draw an arrow to the question and write "This offends me." But I also need to be good and get a job.

But seriously these last two applications are complete bullshit. Why am I even applying to stores who won't even acknowledge me when I walk in?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Feb 2010, 00:25
That question has been in every single application I have ever filled out. This is seriously the first time you've ran into that?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 00:32
It's the first time in a long time I've ran into it. And it's never been phrased in a way where I cannot mark what two races I am.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Feb 2010, 00:40
but there is "two or more"?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Feb 2010, 00:50
Um if it's any consolation it's probably more likely that those questions exist for affirmative action reasons, as opposed to "we ain't gonna employ you, minority!"

ITT I state the obvious, probably?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 12 Feb 2010, 02:17
If it makes you feel any better, I only get to check one box, and it's kinda dull because I am white, and that has the most dull description out of any of them. I basically appear on that form as "White (any people who are not tan or darker)."
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 12 Feb 2010, 03:02
Affirmative Action stuff and needing a job

So... are you aware that there are companies that rather than being equal opportunity employers are minority preference employers?  This means that they can deny a qualified white (or whatever) applicant in favor of a less qualified applicant of their particular minority.   Hawaiian is one of those minorities.     If I remember correctly, you're near St. Louis right?  Scott AFB is there which is TRANSCOM and a goo-gob of other stuff.   I'm sure there are Hawaiian native companies working there who are probably falling over themselves looking for Polynesian hires in the midwest.      Might be a place to start?

Edit: On a whim I checked out the Native Hawaiian company I'm most familiar with and they are equal opportunity employers (though they do have a position open at Scott).   It looks from about 2 minutes of reading that the Hawaiian 8(a) companies have slightly different rules than the tribally owned and Alaskan Native 8(a) firms.   Still worth checking out though, IMO.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 12 Feb 2010, 04:51
Guys, I got 13 hours of sleep last night and still woke up early!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 12 Feb 2010, 06:03
I kind of thought asking after your race, even optionally, was illegal? Do they ask for a headshot too?




T minus 2 months before whiny "I don't know what to do about my gf/coworker because she caught me sexing customers fml" post in relationship thread.

$5 says he makes it three months and she quits over it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 12 Feb 2010, 06:29
It's not illegal to ask about it because the data is used for affirmative action purposes.  For equal opportunity employers (99.9999% of U.S. business,) it is illegal to make hiring decisions based on it, but they sure want to be able to report that statistically "We employ minorities at or above the levels represented in the general population." 

My company asks as part of the new hire packet, which actually makes more sense to me.  You've already got the job, you're just in-processing.  At that point there can't be any accusation of "You didn't call me for an interview because I'm a gay jewish apache/mongolian/zulu double amputee." 
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: iamiam on 12 Feb 2010, 06:51
re: patrick & his new coworker girl

if she is so great that she's worth pursuing a relationship with, why not just look for another job?  i mean, take this one as a safety net in the meantime of course.  but also just look for work somewhere else!  i know the economy sucks but this can't be the only decent available job in your whole town!  it's just a coffee shop it's not like NASA hired you or something.

if she's not so great, and you prefer the new job... then what are you doing this is obviously going to end badly when you have to work everyday with the not-great girl whose heart you've broken (or who has broken your heart)

ps let me tell you a little story:
 once upon a time there was a shy girl who liked a cute coworker boy.  she wanted him a lot, but she knew she would rather be friends and keep him in her life than have everything ruined forever.  however, after months of pining she confessed her love and he confessed his back.  they both kissed and talked about happy things like how relationships are awesome.  the shy girl was very happy because she would never pursue a coworker unless she really really meant it and he must be smart enough to not tell lies to a girl he would see every day right?
but no he was not smart enough, and yes he had lied about everything.  and the girl could not quit her job because it was an awesome job and she needed the money and besides all her other coworkers were bestest friends.  so she spent the next six months filled with heartbreak and anxiety every time he was around.  which was a lot.  and i guess now they are just never even going to be friends! must suck to be that dumb girl huh?

the end!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 06:52
but there is "two or more"?


Re-read the post. It's two or more of the above, and does not include being white.



Guys, I'm more pissed off on the fact that you cannot chose white and something else then anything else.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 12 Feb 2010, 06:56
every job and school application i have ever filled out (and i have filled out a lot!) has only broached the issue of ethnicity if it  pertains to you being native american, and even then there is always a massive "THIS IS TOTALLY VOLUNTARY LEAVE IT BLANK IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE" disclaimer next to it. it's also for affirmative action purposes, but they are consistently really, really careful about specifying that it is completely 100% voluntary and you do not need to fill out that part of the form at all if you don't want to.

job applications in america seem kind of fucked up to me, sorry.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: iamiam on 12 Feb 2010, 06:59
i'm pretty sure job applications in america are just different because we have the whole affirmative action thing going on.  you know, because of our whole history of hating on black people etc.

i hate that question because i don't even believe in race.  but i just bubble in the 'i prefer not to answer this question' option!  no one has hunted me down for it yet so whatever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 07:04
All I'm saying is that is frustrating that people like my cousin, who is mixed(w/ black and white) could not properly fill out his race. He's not black, and he's not white, he is both. Also, apparently, if you are from the middle east, you have to put white. The "more than 2 of the above" answer should be at the end.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: iamiam on 12 Feb 2010, 07:14
yeah... which is why the concept of 'race' is complete bullshit and a totally outdated concept.  unfortunately, people classifying eachother by 'color' is not going to die out anytime soon.  and in the meantime, getting upset over a question whose sole purpose is to identify whether you qualify for affirmative action is sort of a waste of time.  your new employer probably does not give a shit whether you are black or white or turquoise beyond that!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: iamiam on 12 Feb 2010, 07:14
okay so maybe they might mind a little if you're turquoise
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 12 Feb 2010, 07:19
i am super duper uncomfortable with the idea of filling out race on a job application form at all, to be completely honest  :|

in canada it is actually illegal for an employer to ask an applicant specific questions at all about race, colour, religion, affiliations, arrest record, national origin, disabilities, and marital/family status, including some others i am probably missing. you can ask questions about your ability to perform the job that may be related to any of the above, like "can you lift 50 pounds" but you can't outright ask "what disabilities do you have", for example. likewise, if an employer wants to ask "are you native american", they can only do so after being really, really clear that you don't have to answer that. very few employers have asked me even that, frankly. even when the option to opt out is given, the fact that race questions are so common on applications in the states in the first place really gives me the jibblies.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 12 Feb 2010, 07:23
I've never come across the race question, but I've seen the martial status a lot, and almost ALWAYS the "can you lift 50lbs" question, I always want to lie because those are always the jobs I want :c
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 07:40
50 pounds isn't that heavy if it's proportioned right. I've got no problem picking my my 80 pound siblings, but am afraid to lift 25 pound weights above my head.

I've had the marriage thing come up in interviews, but never on applications. I also get "Are you a smoker?" which I don't really see how that is relevant. And if I have kids.




In better news today, my boyfriend is doing a big presentation at work today. The whole Genome center is going to be there, and he is all nervous. But he will do well, and everyone loves him there so he's got nothing to worry about. I'm excited for him!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 12 Feb 2010, 07:50
I also get "Are you a smoker?" which I don't really see how that is relevant.

They don't want to hire someone who will need lots of health care.

(I am not sure whether or not this is a joke.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 12 Feb 2010, 07:51
The smoker thing is relevant because here at least, you're not allowed to smoke inside. A lot of people have to go outside to take smoke breaks, which doesn't seem that significant really, but I remember there was a survey at some point and they calculated exactly how much this one company lost on having their employees take small breaks every day, and it was quite a lot. Don't ask me about the details, I don't remember.

Also I don't know if you're still allowed to smoke inside in America, but if you are the reason for the question is pretty self explanatory (secondhand smoking and such).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 12 Feb 2010, 07:52
And smokers stink, ew.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 07:56
It depends on where you are in America. In Missouri, we can smoke inside, but in Illinois, we cannot.

But if you don't want your employees to smoke during work, don't let them have smoke breaks? I don't see what the problem is. I smoke, but not a work. Not because I don't want to but I have higher priorities than smoking while at work.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 12 Feb 2010, 08:03
Then you're a good employee! I've known a few people who claim to not be able to function properly without a smoke (I have no idea to what extent this is true or not, I'm not a smoker), so the dilemma for them would be to have a smoke break and lose valuable work time, or not have a break and have a lower work performance. Eh, I have no idea, I'm just guessing here.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 12 Feb 2010, 08:13
Every job application I have ever seen has the ethnic background options on there. You don't have to fill it in but I suspect they'd be less inclined to call you if you opt out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Feb 2010, 08:17
I've spent almost all day working on a moot problem (not a problem that is unimportant, but a problem question for a moot next week) and it's pretty fun! I'm having far more fun doing this than I ever do for my supervisions. Pity it's only once a year that it's compulsory; I really don't have time to do mooting as a hobby.

Tonight we have a hockey game and face off is at 11.30, so I'm going to have to take a nap this afternoon or I'll not make it through the game. Napping is so awesome :D

With the smoking thing, here it is a legal requirement to provide a five minute smoking break every hour. Obviously that's a lot of non-working time out of the day so if it came down to two equally well qualified applicants, one of whom smoked, that would be a deciding factor.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Feb 2010, 08:32
Ethnic background is a standard question in the UK, but is (in my experience) on a separate form so that it is not seen by the selectors.  It's asked at application, not on employment, because the idea is to verify fairness in the selection process rather than that the result matches the population (which could be skewed by who applied).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 12 Feb 2010, 08:51
Ema, Yeah. Those forms are voluntary. Most of them have an "Other" section, also. If it is anything other than checkboxes, though, you should just write it in if you want.

Jeans, you may want to talk to the school administrators about that.

Anyway,

Mardi Gras this weekend, eh? I live pretty much at the exact center of the party neighborhood. I am sort of nervous about it, because apparently there were more than 40,000 people in my neighborhood last year. They will be all up in my yard and junk. Ehhhhhhh
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 12 Feb 2010, 08:58
Jens seriously, what the fuck?! I'm so sad he has a new teacher, up until last year he had my old teacher and she's excellent. Let's go punch the new bitch.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 08:59
There was no other. I just marked Native Hawaiian, and White. Whatevs. If they don't hire me I don't really care because I don't really want to work at Yankee Candle anyway, plus the lady was a bit of a snot to me when I walked in. Sorry, I've got tattoos and piercings and extensive knowledge of your product because I used to love it, and my mom still does.


Also, regarding Mardi Gras, they will pee in your yard, and on your house, and car, and etc. I remember that being a huge problem last year. I think you are allowed to chase them off. My dad is going to be working security there, too, so if you see a pudgy man with a baseball cap and glasses, tell him to protect your yard.



I really want to go to Mardi Gras because I've never been and I've always been too young(apparently in St. Louis they are really really good at cracking down on underage drinking and boobage there.), but this year I have to wake up at 8am to go to the market with my boyfriend and his dad, and then cook for them. So yeah, no drinking and boobs for me. But then it's Valentines day, and that is going to be so super awesome!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Gemmwah on 12 Feb 2010, 10:08
With the smoking thing, here it is a legal requirement to provide a five minute smoking break every hour. Obviously that's a lot of non-working time out of the day so if it came down to two equally well qualified applicants, one of whom smoked, that would be a deciding factor.


whaaaaaaaaaaaat

i have never had this.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 12 Feb 2010, 10:12
What the fuck am I supposed to do? Is there anything I can do?

Bake those motherfuckers some goddamn cupcakes.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Feb 2010, 11:01

one of our dogs ran off and came back with another dog's head in its mouth. Hm.


Ok, seriously, WTF?

I don't know - I'm going on what my father says. He saw it, I just know the dogs usually get a deer leg to chew on. As for what people believe? Eh, whatever.

I've also realized that when bad things happened to me, good things happen to Patrick. Attempts at self-mutilation to make him orgasm have proved fruitless, though.

If someone bones a taxidermy animal, is it still beastiality? I mean, it's an inanimate object, and basically a statue, so wouldn't it be more of agalmatophilia?

Also, this is necrobestiality. Having talked to a self proclaimed 'roadkill fetishist'...actually the rest of this sentence is better left unfinished now that I think about it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 12 Feb 2010, 11:04
Attempts at self-mutilation to make him orgasm have proved fruitless, though.

He has tried this. He used scientific method and everything. Fucking variables and shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: valley_parade on 12 Feb 2010, 11:24
Also, this is necrobestiality. Having talked to a self proclaimed 'roadkill fetishist'...actually the rest of this sentence is better left unfinished now that I think about it.

No, please, continue. Wriggle your way out of this one without coming off really creepy and/or weird.

I'm taking bets now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Feb 2010, 11:28
Furries are some of the coolest people I know but a lot of them also deserve the really creepy reputation. That one serves an excellent example.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 12 Feb 2010, 11:44
man zing i have been asked not so politely to give you a shot and not to be such a dick but man, i really cant say yr pulling yr weight on this one.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dimmukane on 12 Feb 2010, 12:13
He can't help that he lives in carnie central, mang.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 12 Feb 2010, 14:16
GUYS IT'S SNOWING. IT IS FUCKING SNOWING. I HAVE NOT SEEN SNOW IN SOMETHING LIKE 6 OR 8 YEARS. AND WHAT'S BETTER IS THAT THE SNOW IS STICKING WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Feb 2010, 14:30
I wish it would stop snowing here.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 12 Feb 2010, 14:32
I got woken up by Pancake flavoured kisses!

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs223.snc3/21050_304270756919_615321919_3947346_94481_n.jpg)

My significant other was less than impressed.

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs223.snc3/21050_304270771919_615321919_3947347_1777817_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 12 Feb 2010, 14:36
WHY DO I HAVE TO DEAL WITH MY FRIENDS'S DRAMASSSS.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Feb 2010, 15:21
Because he/she is your friend.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 12 Feb 2010, 15:23
man zing i have been asked not so politely to give you a shot and not to be such a dick but man, i really cant say yr pulling yr weight on this one.

What has he said this time that is offensive to you? If you have a legitimate complaint, clearly explain the issue and how it affects you. Yes, furries are a little weird, yes, necrobestiality is more than a little fucked up. Zingo here has not claimed that necrobestiality is defensible, he's just said that furries can be OK people but the necrobestiality guy was not one of the good ones. Maybe his wording was confusing and maybe you think furries are creepy and weird, but there's nothing fundamentally wrong with what he said as I read it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 12 Feb 2010, 15:24
But I am seventeen and they are not, yet I am the one who has to play the adult.

Oh hey, 1500 posts.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 12 Feb 2010, 15:45
I don't think I've ever felt so physically and emotionally drained. I've been incredibly socially isolated this past week and have been pretty much going insane. I actually had the worst panic attack I've ever had on Wednesday night (which is saying a lot for someone formally diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder) where I literally just had to turn off all the lights and lie in my bed in the fetal position to avoid throwing up and hyperventilation. I also just had an emergency root canal this afternoon. Honestly, I just want to stop being in pain without any pharmacological aid. Plus, the only person who can understand how shitty I've been feeling this whole week in its entirety is unreachable. I'd really love a hug and some talk time from my best friend right now but she's in India and that's that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: abadname on 12 Feb 2010, 17:38
So my last couple of weeks in Good|bad|Good form

Found the car i want (nissan versa sl)|Denied financing on it|Grandpa cosigned and is fine
Recovering from broken arm| Told I'm being fired because of my broken arm| They waited too long and I've been there a year so i'm covered


Also: I get a raise when i get back to work, my birthday is sunday (fuckyeah21), and I just ordered black Wayfarers that i'm getting perscription lenses put in.

My negatives and positives are finally balancing and it makes me feel good.
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b394/HARVEYxDANGER/Photoon2010-02-12at1937.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jodizzle on 12 Feb 2010, 20:47
Lunchy that is just too adorable.  Poor Tiger (PS When are you coming to visit?)

I got a free bottle of wine the other day!  About a month or so ago an accountant who works with one of our clients was looking for a Deed of Variation of Trust that he had lost and so I got the file out of archive and scanned it and emailed it to him.  He was so grateful about how helpful and awesome I am that he dropped in a bottle of wine to work for me the other day.

God I love my job.  Who would have thought that being a legal secretary would rule so much.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Feb 2010, 21:42
I was looking for a job, and then i found a job and heaven knows I'm miserable now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 12 Feb 2010, 22:18
Attempts at self-mutilation to make him orgasm have proved fruitless, though.

He has tried this. He used scientific method and everything. Fucking variables and shit.

It only failed 'cause he didn't send pictures
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 12 Feb 2010, 22:20
I know this is a joke, but this is getting beyond weird and verging on the terrifying side of creepy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 12 Feb 2010, 22:25
Pansy
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 12 Feb 2010, 23:10
Oh ma its time to start crushing on girls again. Def have one in mind!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Feb 2010, 23:22
Why on earth would you stop? Having crushes is kind of nice when you don't get worked up about it and it never hurts nobody 'slong as you keep it to yrself.

I have a new crush dang near everyday, maybe several!

...but I digress, I watch a lot of rape porn.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 12 Feb 2010, 23:39
Lotta stress with my home life (a roommate not paying bills, rent, cleaning etc etc) which rendered me 100% undateable
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 12 Feb 2010, 23:44
dovey do you have a crush on me?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 12 Feb 2010, 23:44
you can respond by sending me a pm that says check here if yes and check here if no.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Feb 2010, 23:54
I don't think I've ever felt so physically and emotionally drained. I've been incredibly socially isolated this past week and have been pretty much going insane. I actually had the worst panic attack I've ever had on Wednesday night (which is saying a lot for someone formally diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder) where I literally just had to turn off all the lights and lie in my bed in the fetal position to avoid throwing up and hyperventilation. I also just had an emergency root canal this afternoon. Honestly, I just want to stop being in pain without any pharmacological aid. Plus, the only person who can understand how shitty I've been feeling this whole week in its entirety is unreachable. I'd really love a hug and some talk time from my best friend right now but she's in India and that's that.

man, word UP Julia, I have severe panic attack disorder and i was totally okay for about a year and then all of a sudden now I have been freaking out almost every day and my sleep patterns keep getting fucked up and the other day i had two hours of sleep because of i was so freaked out i couldn't stop twitching, and when i woke up i had another attack really bad and i tried to get up and fell (like a half faint, the world fades to black and i float and i snap out of it mid-fall) and cracked my hand on my bed frame. luckily i am the Messiest Human Being so the rest of my body landed on soft dirty clothes. i finally made a drs appt, i'd gone off my drugs (effexor i love you) when i quit school, and the earliest i can get in is the 24th. oh my god i cannot wait i cannot wait! when i first got diagnosed with it, i found out almost every lady on my dad's side has it, and i was like why the fuck didn't ya'll tell me this sooner, wtf. mine still isn't as bad as my gramma's, she can't go anywhere with a lot of people or she faints, whereas i feel more comfortable in a crowd as i feel more invisible.

okkervil river helps me. maybe it will help you? (no really, it is even better than the effexor, and i love effexor, specifically the velocity of saul at the time of his conversion)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Feb 2010, 23:59
dovey do you have a crush on me?

Sometimes!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/ddovey/11539_191160885508_510635508_322290.gif)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 13 Feb 2010, 00:00
that is not at all how i asked you to answer
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 13 Feb 2010, 00:12
in fact upon further reflection i am frightened
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 13 Feb 2010, 00:20
Dovey, you continue to rank in the top 5 of posters in my book.
Blog Thread,
Tomorrow (later today) I think I'll go look for a job. But for now I'll nerd rage at the new Blood Angels Codex that was leaked. I am nerd raging so hard that my glasses are sliding down my nose. Also sunday I am going to stop by the gamestore near me and pick up a paintbrush. If it wasn't 7 miles away I'd just walk there. If there wasn't snow on all the sidewalks I'd bike over there. This may be how I get there during the summer if I don't own a car.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Feb 2010, 00:25
I am nerd raging so hard that my glasses are sliding down my nose.

Watch they don't fall off of the end of yr nose or they might break and you'd have to fix them with tape
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 13 Feb 2010, 00:32
can i hijack this after that awesome thing to sean? i saw this
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/ocelot.png)
and decided it should be given to harry by everybody.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Feb 2010, 04:23
We won yesterday's ice hockey game 3-1 against Imperial, who are all boys except the goalie :D My friend Feera scored her first goal ever and I was her assist! Pretty awesome. My turn next.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 13 Feb 2010, 05:12
One of my rare Facebook usages was a minute ago, and I saw this:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/jodizzle.png)

At first I thought "hey cool!" and then I realized I was on ally's page and that was probably talking about her.  :-(

(I was on your page to take a closer look at your profile picture, where did that drawing come from?)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 13 Feb 2010, 06:29
Valentine's day plans as of yesterday morning - 6pm friday flight from NC to atlanta to detroit so I can spend Vday with my girl for the 8th year in a row, and then job interview on monday in the ann arbor area. This interview is the first one i've gotten in my 6 months of looking for jobs, so I can't blow it.

Then Delta cancels all their flights from ATL.

Its ok though, I made it here to michigan after driving 13 hours straight yesterday. I have a sore ass and my gas pedal foot hurts, but its worth it :)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Caleb on 13 Feb 2010, 06:32
Dear Blog Thread,

Blog thread I know I have been calling you and hanging up when you answer (Or I just breath heavily until you hang up on me), but I think if you just give me a chance we can be really happy together.

I have put together the first few episodes of my show and I am ready to start my first "season" in March.  I have had a lot of luck and I have got some great musicians and comedians to be on it.  It's really shaping up to be filled with quick segments and it's going to be a fast paced 30 minute program.

I have even found some people in town that like to create skit comedy which is great because I think I need some skits to throw in between segments.

The show will run at 11:30 PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Besides that I did and hour of Cardio yesterday and swam for 30 minutes afterward.  I think I am finally on track to being less of a fatass!  Hooray!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Feb 2010, 06:46
Hey friends!

Riz and Liz are staying at my place!! We had fun hanging out all day until I had to go to work, then we went to see my brother's band play (which was awesome fun) and afterwards went to Die Maschine which is the local goth night. All in all a good day. What follows is an account of the not-so-good-but-kind-of-amusing parts of the day.

So Rizzo told me that he and his girlfriend Liz were going to arrive in Sydney at like, 8:45am this morning. Being the awesome friend that I am I got up early and took a taxi to the airport to pick them up and take them back to my place. Because I'm a moron and had only been up for like, 20 minutes before leaving the house I told the taxi driver to take me to Domestic Arrivals instead of International. After looking at the arrivals board for like ten minutes I realised that, shit, New Zealand is a different country isn't it? So back into another taxi to take me over to the International terminal where I look at the arrivals board and see that there are about 9 different flights from NZ coming in at the same time, all at different gates. I've never thought to ask Riz whether he lives in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington so I spent about 15 minutes at each one waiting for them. After about an hours waiting I start to wonder what's going on. At this point I send a text message to Lunchy to complain, just for something to do. At two hours I'm starting to freak out a little bit because man they said they'd be here at 8:45 and now it's 10:45 why aren't they here yet. Maybe I can ask someone at the information desk whether any flights from NZ have been delayed. Oh, they don't know. Ok, can you maybe page them and ask for Rizzo and Liz to meet Jimmy at the information desk? Oh, there is no paging system. In an international airport. Ok fine. Anyway I then call Est and complain at him, again more for something to do, and declare that if they haven't shown up after two and a half hours then I'm just going home (I have a two and half hour waiting policy. I will wait 2.5 hours for basically anything provided I don't have anything else to do, after that you're on your own.). Just as I stub out my last cigarette and prepare to head home I get a call from Riz to say that they just got in because their flight was delayed by two hours. Awesome. If he had waited any longer to call then he would have had to find his way to my place by himself so that was pretty lucky I guess.

In the afternoon I had to go to work at my terrible call centre job. When I get there I discover that the systems all crashed the previous night and no one has done anything to fix it so we're all forced to take down customer's requests by hand, not telling them that our systems are down of course. This means taking down multiple credit card details by hand, the forms are then held onto by the company for three months and are not actually shredded or anything, they are just thrown in the recycling. If you were to dig through the office recycling bins you could get hundreds if not thousands of credit card numbers all because we, as a company, suck.

All throughout the day and evening I have been receiving calls from my mother telling me that she is coming to see my brother's gig and that I have to make sure that my phone is turned on and that I'm saving her a seat at the pub because she doesn't know where it is and she needs me to help her up the stairs. Because of all these calls the battery on my phone runs dead and I don't get her call when she rings. She eventually finds her way there and gets up the stairs no problem (because it is like, three steps). When I talk to her after Alex's set she goes on and on about how terrible a person I am for turning off my phone so I couldn't hear her. I told her that the battery ran dead and she says this is my fault. She then demands that I walk her to her car. On the way out of the pub I introduce her to my friends (some of whom she hasn't seen since I was in junior high) and she says "Oh hello, I'm Alex's mother" because you know, I'm not standing RIGHT NEXT TO HER. All the while she entirely forgets my name and calls me by all the names of her two brothers and my 25 odd cousins because apparently "James" is a tricky name to remember. This actually caused one of my friends to assume that my brother is actually my half-brother; not the case.

TL;DR: Airports are annoying, my job does things that are incredibly negligent when it comes to personal information and my mother is a bitch.

Life as usual I guess?

Also on job applications here we don't get asked about ethnicity or anything but there are questions about criminal records, medical conditions/disabilities and whether you've ever claimed worker's compensation for a workplace injury.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, while I was waiting at the airport they had huge TVs that were playing saturday morning children's shows and evidently the Jonas brothers have a show and I was again astounded to see how similar one of them looks to Dovey. Seriously, the resemblance is uncanny.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2010, 07:48
Dear Blog thread,


I am fairly sure I've gone officially crazy. I say this because I woke up hearing music, and then woke my boyfriend up and he couldn't hear anything except birds. It sounded like the radio station I've been listening to on the computer(which is mostly old 40'3 and 50's music). It was very faint and sounded as if it was coming from our computer in our livingroom. So I started to wander down the hall, and right out of our door it sounded closer. Then my boyfriend started talking to me so I walked back over to the bed, and it sounded like it stopped. I walked to the computer, and the website was up for the music, and it was playing, but like I thought, the sound was turned all the way down. So yeah. I have no idea what it was or what is going on.


Also, I had a dream that my old dog came back from the grave. Literally, walked out of the grave that we dug for her. Don't know whats up with that either.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 13 Feb 2010, 08:08
Emaline, auditory hallucinations are a real thing. I have been reading a book called Musicophilia and that phenomena is discussed at length.


Blog thread,

The gay bar across the street is blaring Limp Bizkit and Disturbed. It is 10 a.m.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 13 Feb 2010, 08:21
The gay bar across the street is blaring Limp Bizkit and Disturbed. It is 10 a.m.
gay bar across the street is blaring Limp Bizkit and Disturbed. It is 10 a.m.
gay bar across the street is blaring Limp Bizkit and Disturbed.
gay bar is blaring Limp Bizkit and Disturbed.
:? :? :?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 13 Feb 2010, 09:29
Just had a huuuuuuuge fucking snowball fight in the football stadium and made a 7 foot tall snowman and then got kicked out by the cops.
WHOOOOO THE JOYS OF BEING A TEEEENAGERRRRRRR
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Thomas Edison on 13 Feb 2010, 09:43
hurp durp rebellious youth hurp durp durp

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Caleb on 13 Feb 2010, 11:16
I want to go bullhead fishing again.  The last time I went was when I was 14.

Bullhead are bottom feeders so all you really need to do is set up a couple of poles with sinkers and bobbers and wait until nightfall.

They have these nasty poisonous stingers on the sides of their head which can be much worse than a bee sting so you have to be careful of them when you take out the hook.  It makes fishing so much more exciting.

The best way to enjoy them is to start a fire where you are fishing and toss them right in a fry pan as soon as you catch them.  I can still remember watching them flop in the hot oil even though they were headless and gutless.  They were the best tasting fish ever.  I can only assume that other people do not like the taste because they aren't cooked that fresh.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Feb 2010, 11:18
Happy Birthday to me!
Today I'm eighteen!
I look like an adult,
And I smell like one too!

Yes, I know that does not rhyme.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 13 Feb 2010, 11:20
We took my boyfriend's father to the lesbian coffee shop by our house today. I don't think it was until after we ordered and finished our drinks that he figured it out. I think we weirded him out talking about all the attractive lesbians there.

And then we started discussing getting refils, and apparently, my boyfriend has never gotten a free refil here and I always do. Then I figured out why.



ETA: Happy birthday! If I remember you correctly, in your pictures, you've always looked like an adult.


Also, Eli, they are charging $25 for parking super far away from Soulard! A bit before the highway. This is crazy! We wanted to go to the market, but we are stressed for parking. Can we park at your house?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Feb 2010, 11:21
Also, anyone who thinks that I am super cute can send in an application to have some hawt smexxx with me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Thomas Edison on 13 Feb 2010, 15:07
Where can I get an application from?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 13 Feb 2010, 15:47
My day:
Went to look for a job
Decided to go to the gamestore that is in the area
Walked there
Feet got soaked in slush up to my shins
Kept on walkin
Got there
Bought paintbrushes
Called for a ri--oops phone died
Start walking home
Feet are cold and wet, they hurt
Legs hurt too
hitch hike a couple miles up the road
Walk more
Find out I am 5 miles away from where I want to be
Walk more
Stop in at a catholic church
Mass happens, I feel slightly uncomfortable
Talk to the father
he asks a lady if she will give me a ride home
We all agree that I am dumb, she says yes
Get near home
Ask if oil change place is hiring, they are
Go home
Apply online.

To be done:
Have some soup to ease the stupidity.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 13 Feb 2010, 15:57
Where can I get an application from?

In his pants.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 13 Feb 2010, 18:41
can i hijack this after that awesome thing to sean? i saw this

and decided it should be given to harry by everybody.

Aww thanks sweetie, but as you can see I'm all about baby elephants now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jodizzle on 13 Feb 2010, 19:02
One of my rare Facebook usages was a minute ago, and I saw this:

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/jodizzle.png)

At first I thought "hey cool!" and then I realized I was on ally's page and that was probably talking about her.  :-(

(I was on your page to take a closer look at your profile picture, where did that drawing come from?)

<3  Almost Mr Hocking.

I would have been pretty devastated if Lunchy hadn't matched up with me though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Feb 2010, 19:14
You guys, it's 4AM and the people on the floor above mine has been partying since several hours before midnight, with super loud music and screaming and stomping/jumping on the floor (my roof), and they are not stopping. They stopped about half an hour ago, and I thought "Yees, finally, sleep!", but now they've started again, and it's driving me slightly nuts. I had planned on sleeping before 1AM and getting relatively early up to do an assignment that is due on Monday, but now I'll be exhausted unless I sleep until like noon.

It's supposed to be quiet at midnight, damnit. Yes, I know I live in a student housing complex/student village, but there are rules and everyone does not want to listen to other people partying and being obnoxiously loud. It's not like this place isn't relatively sound-proofed either, I can rarely hear things the kitchen/living room area next door, even when people are having get-togethers, so they could, you know, play music at a reasonable volume for 4AM.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 13 Feb 2010, 19:36
Confront them!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ladybug on 13 Feb 2010, 19:44
I am pretty much the least "listen to me!"-ish person you will find, especially if there is, like, a whole party going on. It'd just end up being me going "Uhm, sorry, but could you please turn down the music, people are trying to sleep.", but they're drunk and loud and the kind of drunk people who do nothing but yell or jump around for several hours do not sound like people I want to try to convince to be considerate of other people who are trying to sleep.

Also, I am in bed and warm and in my PJs :/

Definitely considering reporting the whole floor to the administrators, though, as this isn't the first time it's happened. FIrst time they've kept it going for this long, though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Feb 2010, 19:51
Where can I get an application from?
Just write "yes, please" on any surface and deliver it to me in any manner you please.

For my birthday my sister and I ate $60 worth of Thai food and drank Leinenkugel's and watched South Park. I am going to throw up but I am happy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 14 Feb 2010, 01:11
Relatively sure girl doesn't like me, which sucks. I dont crush very often, and she isnt out of my league or anything.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 14 Feb 2010, 02:57
Guys my old friend Lukas is in town for the weekend (he lives up by some mountains or some shits) and we hella jammed out on some gee-tars and demonstrated some original songs. That dude has stopped playing as much guitar (although he is still very good) and has actually been playing hellof bass, and now he's got bass chops to end worlds. We had a great time, been a long time since we jammed together and it was a great sort of "Hey long time no see" chillout.

Sierra and I watched a movie last night and as a result we were up all night. She had to get ready for a friend's wedding this morning. Oooooops

Went to a crazy-ass party at like 8. I never realized those massive "in the movies" type parties actually happen in some places. But that is exactly what it was. Also I saw people I haven't seen since like 2004 over there, and after having smoked my first bowl in a month, I was pretty fuckin' out of it. The entire world was nothing but a gigantic blur, partially from the weed, but primarily from the fact that I was meeting all of the people I used to spend every day with, and I haven't seen them in over half a decade.

Also I met like 15 new people there and I don't remember any of their names except for this one dude named Tyler, but they were all really really nice, it was pretty sick.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Feb 2010, 05:10
Triple o/

\o

However, now I'm working almost constantly in the labs on projects that I have put off till the last minute cause I was too busy having fun times.

damnit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Feb 2010, 07:26
It's supposed to be quiet at midnight, damnit.

I know exactly what you mean, and definitely report them. I'm getting a bit sick of the people upstairs from me being noisy at 2am most nights, but a huge party at 4am is worse. And this way, you don't have to personally go and confront them but it can be an anonymous, official request that they be quieter which will probably be more effective.

Because of something broadly similar happening in my building last night, I slept in this morning and woke up ten minutes before I was meant to leave. I was only 15 minutes off schedule when I did get out of the room which isn't bad. I had to run by a friend's college to drop off some flowers for her birthday on the way to church and I was only a tiny bit late to the service. Then I was late to ballet because I decided to stay for student lunch - that wasn't part of the initial plan but it was Mexican themed and everyone was wearing sombreros and eating tortillas and it was delicious. Then ballet rehearsal went well and now I have to do some work before ice hockey and I'm pretty excited about that!

My friend who goes to church, ballet and ice hockey is ill though :( She isn't in the ballet show which is lucky as she would be missing loads of rehearsals, but she's missed two ice trainings and a game because she just isn't getting better. I saw her this morning and she looks exhausted. She is doing too much and I want to help her but I can't really do any of her stuff for her.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 14 Feb 2010, 11:07
Hey, I've just been invited to be a guest on my friend's radio show in an hour which is all about music from video games! Exciting! (www.freshair.org.uk)
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2010, 11:48
My boyfriend bought me tickets to the symphony for Valentines day!!!!(And flowers and balloons, and wine and strawberries and whipped cream, and lotion from Lush and a bath melt! And a box of chocolates from a local chocolate place!)


And now he is making me breakfast and I don't know what to wear!
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Post by: Emaline on 14 Feb 2010, 12:13
http://www.lushusa.com/shop/catzoom/index.html?cat=Bath%20Melts&sort_field=&itemcount=500#more
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Post by: Eris on 14 Feb 2010, 15:28
I gave my boyfriend a little banoffie pie from work for Valentine's Day! He was going to buy me flowers, but by the time he finished hanging out with his friends he was pretty sure all the flower shops would have been closed! It is no big deal, though, because I worked for 12 hours yesterday so I didn't really see him that much and was really tired by the time I got home anyway.

woooooo valentine's day?
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Post by: Metope on 14 Feb 2010, 15:39
I had a super cutesy day! Romantic ice skating followed by dinner at one of the nicer indian restaurants downtown, where we ended up getting the best table in the entire place for some reason! And oh my god, the food was so good. Then incredibly delicious home made chocolate mousse as a dessert back home, and now I'm so full I can hardly move. I didn't really plan on doing anything special for valentines since it's not really a thing here, so today was an amazing surprise!

Happy Valentines Day, folks!
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Post by: fatty on 14 Feb 2010, 16:16
I gave my boyfriend a little banoffie pie from work for Valentine's Day! He was going to buy me flowers, but by the time he finished hanging out with his friends he was pretty sure all the flower shops would have been closed! It is no big deal, though, because I worked for 12 hours yesterday so I didn't really see him that much and was really tired by the time I got home anyway.

woooooo valentine's day?

I saw my family! For Chinese New Year! And just stayed at home the rest of the day
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Post by: glyphic on 14 Feb 2010, 16:19
Blog thread,

Mardi Gras wasn't as insane as I expected. I only saw four boobies. They were on very large ladies  :-( :-( :-(. I met a ton of people that I went to high school with, strangely. I invited them to my place as a nicety and we ended having great conversations and a good time! It was totally rad!

Now the girlfriend and I are making delicious stuffed shells (ricotta, mozzarella, italian sausage, and spinach). We are listening to a noise rock last.fm station as we do so. Yes!

Emaline, I am sorry I didn't get back to you in time, but I wouldn't have been able to let you park at my place. All the streets were closed. I had to park nearly six blocks away.

WOOOOO weekend!
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 14 Feb 2010, 16:21
I am pretty much the least "listen to me!"-ish person you will find...
But see, if the people there know you at all, this works to your advantage. When I was in dorms I basically never made any noise at all, so I felt absolutely no guilt in going next door or downstairs to say, "I don't care how low your amp is set to, you are playing a goddamn bass, and no matter what you do the noise will always come through the wall." or "I can hear every word you are saying, through my radiator. Might wanna quiet down."

I spent Valentine's day shoveling the walk at the house that's not ours til next week, and then going home to drink vodka Slurpees with the boy.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 14 Feb 2010, 16:25
So because you felt a certain way about noise you thought everyone else should as well? I think you just described every religious war ever
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Post by: ViolentDove on 14 Feb 2010, 16:28
One country invaded another because they wouldn't turn their damn music down?
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Post by: fatty on 14 Feb 2010, 16:30
I'm not sure about that comment Chesire. Is it intended to be offensive/funny, or are you just make broad generalisations because it's cool?
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Post by: Eris on 14 Feb 2010, 16:38
Man, I hate looking at places to rent. I keep looking at ads on the real estate website and falling in love with the houses only to realise that they are too expensive/ too far away from work/ too small/ fully furnished (what the hell, beautiful warehouse conversion on Australia St?)/ on a major road. At least there are actually places to look at now, compared to last week when the uni students were out in force and there were maybe 30 places advertised around here.


There is a beautiful apartment that is down next to Sydney Park which we are gonna go check out, though. It has maybe the biggest courtyard I have seen so far, it is gorgeous!
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 14 Feb 2010, 16:44
So because you felt a certain way about noise you thought everyone else should as well?

No, but nobody could say I was being a hypocrite for asking them to respect the dorm's quiet hours once or twice.
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Post by: abadname on 14 Feb 2010, 16:48
My mom took me to the casino for me birthday, i lost money.  Fuck casinos.

Later i can go out with my sister and her friend and likely get really drunk, or i can go with a couple friends to get a beer and not get really drunk.

I'm thinking number two, potentially a guinness and a newcastle
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Post by: Patrick on 14 Feb 2010, 16:58
Biffed pretty hard off of my longboard. I was doing 35, couldn't stop, crossed a 4-lane street with a posted limit of 40, and ran into the wall on the other side of the street, almost getting nailed by a truck from the electrical company my dad works for. Clonked my head pretty bad on the wall, and I've got road rash on my right knee and elbow. Nothing is broken though and I seem to be alright.

lols I think I has a concussion. This is gonna be better than any substance abuse.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Feb 2010, 17:24
For Valentine's day it was bucketing rain! I slept in with the boy and and he gave me a mix CD. He made me a really meaningful mix when we started seeing each other and it was all angsty and stressful because of ex-boyfriend issues and I was telling him last week that I still listened to it. I am glad that this time it looks like it is a mix full of mooshy loved-up songs. I have not listened to it yet because I want to pay attention!
Then we went out for brunch. Later we took the dog for a walk. When we came back we watched Say Anything because we both love John Cusack and we finally found a DVD place that stocked it! It was a pretty excellent day.
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Post by: Christophe on 14 Feb 2010, 17:39
Dear Blog Thread,

Me and my girlfriend broke up today. It was completely amicable and we're still best of friends. It still feels mad shitty though.
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Post by: MrBlu on 14 Feb 2010, 18:13
Dear Blog Thread,

Me and my girlfriend broke up today. It was completely amicable and we're still best of friends. It still feels mad shitty though.
That sucks.

Happy Single Awareness Day, tho'.
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Post by: Slick on 14 Feb 2010, 19:26
Patrick, were you wearing a helmet? I am not going to preach but if you actually sustained a head injury you should not sleep through tonight. Like, you need someone to wake you every two hours or so to make sure you are still alive and your brain hasn't bled you to death in your sleep. I had a concussion and now I wear a helmet because people who do not wear helmets have either had too few or too many concussions, I say. Because I am an old man with advice like that, you see.
But! Head injuries, serious business.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 14 Feb 2010, 20:29
Patrick, as a fellow longboarder, only tools wear helmets unless they are doing some crazy extreme bombing of stuff they shouldnt...
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 14 Feb 2010, 20:51
people who do not wear helmets have either had too few or too many concussions

The fact that a head hit a wall implies the necessity of a helmet. I do not want to say 'you should of been wearing a helmet' but I did want to point out that after my head-hit the doctor gave me that no-sleeping advice to be on the safe side, and I do not want Patrick to die. I reply here again because I find your no-helmet sentiment disheartening.
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Post by: Jimor on 14 Feb 2010, 20:57
My own personal experience piece of wisdom: If you're not sure you've had a head injury or not, you've had one.

Ditto on the keep a close eye on things for a day or two, this is what happened to Natasha Richardson.
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Post by: Spluff on 14 Feb 2010, 21:01
So You've Decided To Put Your Graphics Card In the Oven; And Other Stupid Ideas You Got From The Internet
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Post by: MrBlu on 14 Feb 2010, 21:12
I'm right about to try that. It's worked for a friend of mine.
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Post by: Inlander on 14 Feb 2010, 21:16
Re: head injuries, basically the only thing I remember from the first aid course I did ages ago (as a requirement of my honours year at uni) is this:

If you sustain a head injury, ALWAYS go to the hospital to get it checked out.

Well, I also remember an incredibly horrifyng prison assault story the guy running the first aid course told us, but let's not get into that.
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Post by: Spluff on 14 Feb 2010, 21:21
I'm right about to try that. It's worked for a friend of mine.

So far I've learned that it's a wise idea to take the stickers off first.
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Post by: MrBlu on 14 Feb 2010, 21:38
... You're supposed to take everything off the card...
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Post by: Spluff on 14 Feb 2010, 21:54
By 'everything', they mean the heatsink and the I/O shield. I don't think I've seen a single one where the stickers were taken off. It won't make any practical difference, it's just easier.
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Post by: MrBlu on 14 Feb 2010, 21:59
Uhh, you know what you get when you put heat and paper in an equation?
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Post by: Spluff on 14 Feb 2010, 22:06
The stickers aren't paper.
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Post by: Spluff on 14 Feb 2010, 23:08
It worked! I feel like MacGyver.
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Post by: McTaggart on 14 Feb 2010, 23:17
It's worked for a couple of my friends too.
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Post by: Thomas Edison on 14 Feb 2010, 23:27
Head Injuries:

If you have a concussion it can take up to 5 minutes to 6 hours for symptoms to appear. If you can, check that your pupils are the same size and are responding to light (cover one with your hand for a minute, in front of a mirror, and watch it shrink!).  You'll either feel sick, dizzy, have blurred vision or become very drowsy, or all of the above. As you know yourself better than anyone else, if you feel any of these come on, get your puny longboarding arse to A&E and get your head checked out. 95% of the time concussions lead to nothing, rarely it can lead to things such as cerebral compression, which is a major downer.

Wearing a helmet:

The number of times I've been at dirt jumps or a skatepark and some young teenager has smacked his head in because he wasn't wearing a helmet is crazy, but it doesn't seem like the most common thing anymore. Usually now you see kids biting through their lips/tongue when they fall off, which means I've seen more and more people wearing gum shields when they ride.


General blog:

I was up at 5am to start work at 6 wheeeeeeee
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Post by: pwhodges on 14 Feb 2010, 23:59
So You've Decided To Put Your Graphics Card In the Oven; And Other Stupid Ideas You Got From The Internet

A few years ago HP made a batch of printer network cards that commonly failed in the field; it was so extensive that if you knew where to call, they would replace them out of warranty just based on the serial number; they did for me.  When I had a second failure and was searching for number to call, I found (1) that they had finally stopped doing the replacements, and (2) a claim that heating one of the chips on the board with a heat gun for a minute would fix it.

It did; and I fixed half a dozen others for colleagues after that.

Not quite all urban myths are wrong!
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Post by: Emaline on 15 Feb 2010, 00:04
That is crazy and strange, but totally awesome. Also, Spluff, if I were doing the same thing, I would also forget to remove the stickers.


Guys, I have blisters all over my feet from wearing bad shoes for two days and walking a lot. Everything hurts.


So, the symphony was amazing. Today was fantastic, and I would not believe it actually happened if I did not live through it, and even still I don't believe it so much. So, first, we went to the symphony, and it was great and fantastic, and I loved every second of it, and it was so nice to go back to going to that sort of thing(when I was a kid, I went a lot with my school because I went to a fancy art school). It was so nice hearing all those beautiful pieces. I think I was the only person there who had visible tattoos, though, and I got quite stares from the mostly much older crowd. A few people actually talked to me and that was pretty nice. I told some old lady about the band Cursive, because she was checking out my buttons and I think she was intrigued. And another lady and I discussed how crazy the weather was and how we were glad our SOs were going to get their cars to bring around for us.

The weather was quite crazy, though. I wore a shortish skirt, just a bit above my knee. When we went into the symphony, it was fine. It was cold out, but it the upper 30s, and softly snowing. Very nice weather indeed, and the only part of my body that was cold was my thumbs. Leaving the symphony, however, the weather dropped 15 degrees, and it was now quite windy and blustery, and snowing very hard. I was not about to brave the walk back to the car amid crazy weather and ice, and hard winds, and whatnot, so my wonderful bf decided he'd bring the car around for me.

The crazy weather almost ruined the rest of our day because we have a terrible car, and basically, we cannot get up hills when the weather gets bad,  or drive over little bits of snow that stack up from cars pushing it to the side. So basically, we are usually fucked. But we got out and back before it got too bad.

For dinner, we went to this really awesome vodka bar, that specializes in sushi and really nice burgers. I had a $19 hamburger. It was a kobe beef Hawaiian burger. It had Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese and grilled pineapple on it. With that burger, I have tasted heaven. It was amazing. With our drinks, two appetizers, two sandwiches(he got a "Sushi burger" which was a grilled tuna steak, with pickled ginger, and wasabi. It was also a little piece of heaven), and a slice of homemade carrot cake for dessert, our total came to $80. So...woo fancy dinner! I guess maybe. I feel bad spending so much on dinner but it was really nice and I'm really glad my boyfriend took me out. We ate like kings so it was worth it.


Overall, Valentines day rocked so hard! Also, my boyfriend bought me Incredible Machine, and we've been playing it together, and A)It is so much fun, B)We spend most of the game laughing our butts off, and C)Man, why do they not make games like this anymore.


In all, I super love my boyfriend and he is great and amazing, and Jesus, sigh, swoon, words cannot explain how great he is. I think he summed it up best when we were laying in bed together after dinner, "Shit, I forgot the engagement ring."
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Post by: Patrick on 15 Feb 2010, 02:03
The fact that a head hit a wall implies the necessity of a helmet. I do not want to say 'you should of been wearing a helmet' but I did want to point out that after my head-hit the doctor gave me that no-sleeping advice to be on the safe side, and I do not want Patrick to die. I reply here again because I find your no-helmet sentiment disheartening.

I managed to sleep a little bit, because unfortunately I managed to miss seeing your advice. But, fortunately, I am not dead! Doesn't mean I'm not gonna be getting as much caffeine into my system as I can, though, 'cause now I'm scared stupid of dying in my sleep.

For the record, I was not wearing a helmet when I thunked my noggin on that wall. I sure as hell will be wearing a helmet from here on out. You can bet everything I own that I won't step on a fucking longboard ever again without at least a helmet.

I know exactly how lucky I am. The only real injuries I have are the fact that my entire right side aches from taking all the impact shock, and my right knee and elbow got rubbed pretty damn raw when they hit the ground. If I'd been hit by a car while crossing that 4-lane road, I could've died. If I hadn't absorbed 90% of the impact shock by ninja-rolling (which I did completely by accident!), I could've hit my head harder than I did and been knocked out, or worse. Counting my blessings here.

Update: right shoulder moves very, very slowly. It aches and feels very stiff. Owwwwwww.
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Post by: jodizzle on 15 Feb 2010, 03:03
Aaron made me a flower out of tissue for Valentines!  Our anniversary is so close to valentines ti seemed silly to do anythign for it.  Anyway, his Pokemon Nintendo 64 just came in the mail so he is happy.

Only 2 more weeks until our holdiay!  Yaaay Noosa and 4.5 star resort and a week of no work and laying about and being sexy!
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 15 Feb 2010, 11:15
I don't think I've ever felt so physically and emotionally drained. I've been incredibly socially isolated this past week and have been pretty much going insane. I actually had the worst panic attack I've ever had on Wednesday night (which is saying a lot for someone formally diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder) where I literally just had to turn off all the lights and lie in my bed in the fetal position to avoid throwing up and hyperventilation. I also just had an emergency root canal this afternoon. Honestly, I just want to stop being in pain without any pharmacological aid. Plus, the only person who can understand how shitty I've been feeling this whole week in its entirety is unreachable. I'd really love a hug and some talk time from my best friend right now but she's in India and that's that.

man, word UP Julia, I have severe panic attack disorder and i was totally okay for about a year and then all of a sudden now I have been freaking out almost every day and my sleep patterns keep getting fucked up and the other day i had two hours of sleep because of i was so freaked out i couldn't stop twitching, and when i woke up i had another attack really bad and i tried to get up and fell (like a half faint, the world fades to black and i float and i snap out of it mid-fall) and cracked my hand on my bed frame. luckily i am the Messiest Human Being so the rest of my body landed on soft dirty clothes. i finally made a drs appt, i'd gone off my drugs (effexor i love you) when i quit school, and the earliest i can get in is the 24th. oh my god i cannot wait i cannot wait! when i first got diagnosed with it, i found out almost every lady on my dad's side has it, and i was like why the fuck didn't ya'll tell me this sooner, wtf. mine still isn't as bad as my gramma's, she can't go anywhere with a lot of people or she faints, whereas i feel more comfortable in a crowd as i feel more invisible.

okkervil river helps me. maybe it will help you? (no really, it is even better than the effexor, and i love effexor, specifically the velocity of saul at the time of his conversion)

Haha, aw! That was like actually the like nicest message, made me feel better! *HUGS* I've got Generalized Anxiety Disorder about 4-5 years ago, and I never went on drugs for it because I just didn't want to be medicated. In the past three year, I've been doing really well, like finding better ways of handling it, but the past two-three weeks were just a mess of bizarre circumstances that caused a total freak out. I'm still pretty off but it's my reading week right now (spring break, if you will), so I'm taking it easy. The only bad part is I can't drink since I'm on meds for my root canal for the next couple days. I'm basically gonna get so drunk when I finish them! Hope the effexor helps you, soon, too!
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Post by: sean on 15 Feb 2010, 11:54
holy fuck i knew it was supposed to snow again today but it was supposed to be flurries and these are not flurries no way not even a little bit >:c
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Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Feb 2010, 15:37
Gah gah gah why does my job interview for summer camp have to be on the same day as Varsity WHY? I have to be at the rink in Oxford by 3; the only way to get there is by bus; the bus journey is three and a half hours long. Unless my job interview is finished by 10.30 at the very, very latest I will not manage it.

ARGH ARGH ARGH.
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Post by: tania on 15 Feb 2010, 15:45
this is the best day off ever, everything is closed so i have basically spent the entire day in bed reading and just going to sleep whenever i feel like it. i think i slept like 15 hours thus far today. going back to work tomorrow and resuming my seven days of work a week schedule is really going to stink but man do i feel relaxed right now.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 15 Feb 2010, 15:58
God Bless "Family Day". I'm basically in the same frame of mind. I'm currently about to take a nap from this red meat buzz I've got going on. Mmmmm, extremely large burger...
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Post by: ViolentDove on 15 Feb 2010, 21:02
I just figured out how to add a "retweet" button to a newspaper story. Rad!

/nerd

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Post by: I Am Not Amused on 15 Feb 2010, 21:30
Shameless Self-Promotion Alert.

HAI blog thread! Check out my blog (http://racecarbrown.blogspot.com)! (This week there is even mention of Infinite Pony Debates topics)

It is slightly pretentious and a little bit obtuse but I would like to flatter myself and say it is an entertaining read.

Thanks!
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Post by: JD on 15 Feb 2010, 22:31
Nice blog.
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Post by: LeeC on 15 Feb 2010, 23:08
My girlfriend is stressing out and worrying alot...so I pulled a marten, I grabbed her hat (looks like a red version of the worry hat) had her put it on and yell worry hat engage really really loud.  she laughed hysterically and felt better.  :wink:
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Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Feb 2010, 23:14
Oh hey you do things the guy in the comic does, go you.
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Post by: Ballard on 15 Feb 2010, 23:22
Triple o/

\o

However, now I'm working almost constantly in the labs on projects that I have put off till the last minute cause I was too busy having fun times.

damnit.

Play hard

Be forced to work hard

Complain hard

Rinse

Repeat
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Post by: MrBlu on 16 Feb 2010, 00:44
Shameless Self-Promotion Alert.

HAI blog thread! Check out my blog (http://racecarbrown.blogspot.com)! (This week there is even mention of Infinite Pony Debates topics)

It is slightly pretentious and a little bit obtuse but I would like to flatter myself and say it is an entertaining read.

Thanks!
This actually is a nice blog. Good work. *bookmarked*
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 16 Feb 2010, 01:12
Play hard

Be forced to work hard

Complain hard

Rinse

Repeat

What Would Priapus Do
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: IronOxide on 16 Feb 2010, 03:25
Three Days

Five Hours of Sleep

It is time for SLEEP MADNESS
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 16 Feb 2010, 05:23
La la la la

<3 <3 <3
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Feb 2010, 05:33
Tomorrow I have the day off work so I'm going to hang out with Rizzo and Liz and we're going to go junk fooding which will basically consist of Liz and I going to various fast food places and eating stuff. Shit yeah.

Also as a present for letting them crash at my place, Riz and Liz bought me Wolverine: Origins, Uncaged Edition which is easily one of the most blood thirsty games I've played and, for a movie-tie-in, is actually a lot of fun. Awesome.

Oh oh oh! For Valentine's Day we woke up at 1pm, played video games, ate bacon sandwiches, did some grocery shopping and then all went out for Indian food for dinner. Good day.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Feb 2010, 05:53
Nom nom nom pancakes  :-D
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Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Feb 2010, 06:21
So I am taking this class right now, called ecological design, as a final class in my major of the same name. It's a really new/developing field, and the first few weeks of class have been spent discussing how to define the field and what it encompasses.

And it is completely infuriating. Half of the group are engineering types who are all butthurt that the college of engineering doesn't want to let it be called "ecological engineering" because there are ecology classes replacing some of the less useful engineering classes, and as the sole person interested in sustainable residential design, I spend EVERY discussion trying to defend the right of my concentration to belong under the "ecological design" title.

It's kind of hard to explain, but basically this group of people who are supposed to be interested in holistic incorporation of ecology and natural patterns into the human-designed world have become OBSESSED with limiting and excluding and generally being as much of assholes as the rest of engineers just so they can join the exclusive little titled club with all the blockheaded anti-innovation civil and environmental engineering douchesacks.

ARGGHGHAJFHHF
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 16 Feb 2010, 06:30
Your argument is invalid.

I am an engineer.  I am neither an asshole nor a douchesack.

Q.E.D.







Wait...  That was a little douchesacky, wasn't it?

Humor aside:  Sorry 'bout your class.  One of the unfortunate side effects of being inclined to engineering disciplines is the propensity to believe that you are almost always right.  Nothing says 'argument' like a meeting with 8 or 10 engineers all of whom have different opinions.  Looking back on it now, I suppose I could see some of that behavior manifesting itself at school too.


Edit: typo
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Post by: redglasscurls on 16 Feb 2010, 06:37
They want to limit it to only things with a biotic/self-designing component. I mean, I understand that things like living machines and anaerobic digestors need a title outside of environmental engineering, but where does that leave everything else?
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Post by: nobo on 16 Feb 2010, 07:46
Generally being as much of assholes as the rest of engineers just so they can join the exclusive little titled club with all the blockheaded anti-innovation civil and environmental engineering douchesacks.

As an engineer who works in the energy field (nuclear), I'm going to have to say that your representation of engineers is pretty spot on.

While Mr. Helmet claims:

I am an engineer.  I am neither an asshole nor a douchesack.

I happen to be both, so I cancel out his wrong opinion.

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: celticgeek on 16 Feb 2010, 08:54
Engineers and physicists, among others, belong to the n2+ 1 distribution:  n engineers in a room will give n2 + 1 opinions about anything.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Feb 2010, 08:55
I don't want to go to sprint training. I don't wanttttt tooooooo but I'm developing visible calf muscles so I think I will.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 16 Feb 2010, 10:57
Or you could just walk on the tips of your toes all day. Or ride bikes. I have huge calf muscles and this is pretty much why.



Also, maybe wearing high heels as house slippers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 16 Feb 2010, 14:07
I have huge calf muscles and it's a combination of genetics and generally doing exercises/sports that are focused on legs, like skating, biking, soccer, etc. Actually I'm pretty sure soccer is what gave me my calf muscles. I am not happy about this because finding boots is a pain in the ass. :c

Blog, I am sick of snow. It snowed a lot last week, it snowed a LOT yesterday, and it's kind of still snowing. And we're getting more snow this weekend. I am sick of bad roads and sick of shoveling my beast of a driveway and tired of people using my driveway as a turn around and getting stuck. (A taxi had to be towed out of it because it missed the driveway and ran into the big ass pile of snow that runs alongside it. People GTFO of MY driveway!) It's getting to the point where the snow along the drive is in 3ft piles and unshoveled sidewalks are about a foot and a half deep. donotwantanymoresnowohgodddddd
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 16 Feb 2010, 14:17
Look what I got working this morning:
http://vimeo.com/9494080

The tracking still isn't perfect, but that's a trivial problem compared to getting the camera view and 3D graphics rendering properly. I've been working on this AR technology for months and I've almost got everything working!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 16 Feb 2010, 14:19
Holy shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 16 Feb 2010, 14:21
That's pretty great.  So it's iPhone app that makes a goblin appear in front of whatever is in the camera?  Can you do the same thing with... other objects?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 16 Feb 2010, 14:57
Not just a goblin, whatever 3D model I decide to use, but yeah that's what it does. The main limitation is that AR Toolkit (http://www.hitl.washington.edu/artoolkit/) only recognizes pre-prepared shapes like that black and white marker on the table, but my collaborator Mark Skwarek is talking to an art festival in Indianapolis that's considering letting him paste big ol' markers all over downtown.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Feb 2010, 15:02
damn, that's pretty cool, joe.

espescially if you can get a bunch of those symbols stuck up around and town for people to find.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Feb 2010, 15:18
Look what I got working this morning:
http://vimeo.com/9494080

The tracking still isn't perfect, but that's a trivial problem compared to getting the camera view and 3D graphics rendering properly. I've been working on this AR technology for months and I've almost got everything working!

That's awesome!

I'm curious as to why you went with 2D codes instead of geolocation?

An AR company we do stuff with has a geolocation based ad service where you make your own floating billboard appear over your street address (god knows why you'd opt in for more street advertising though).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Feb 2010, 16:31
Also someone linked me to this on twtter:

Augmented reality tattoos (http://yovia.com/blogs/gizmo/2010/02/16/augmented-reality-tattoos/)

You should get a tat of your goblin thing Jhocking!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 16 Feb 2010, 20:28
I'm curious as to why you went with 2D codes instead of geolocation?

Tracking precision. I mean, I already said that I need to adjust the sloppy tracking in this video, but more generally tracking markers is precise enough to tell you down to the pixel where the object should be, versus vague GPS tracking which is pretty much only accurate enough to tell you which house you're standing in front of. That level of accuracy is fine for floating a sign up in the air, but you're never gonna make something standing on the ground that way.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 16 Feb 2010, 20:40
I am in total appreciation for this threads title. Also Im in total love with my best bud of all times little sister. Not in a I want to bang her type way, but in a like family sorta way. We are both from Regina, she is visiting Montreal from Ottawa with her BF and we had an awesome reminiscing bonding night
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: KvP on 16 Feb 2010, 21:39
Right, so I met with a good friend of mine last week and she told me that she was seeing this guy who I really don't like. I told her so, I told her the reasons why I didn't like him (he came to me while she was away and more or less bragged about having fucked her, plus the guy just skeevs me out in general, plus Other Reasons) and today I saw her again and she told me that she had gotten into a fight with him over this and she was angry at him and at me. She's tired of having to be self-conscious in our quote unquote "friend group" and she reads my dislike of him to be coming from the fact that she essentially dated him right after she had broken up with my best friend. Honestly she's one of my best friends and it's not my place to make any sort of judgment on who she sees, and I told her that. Now, I don't claim to be knowledgeable about how human interaction really works (really this is all learned for me) but this felt like a sort of shot across the bow - I don't know what she wants me to stop doing, but she wants something and it's stressing me out trying to pinpoint what will make her happy, because it sure feels like she's lost a lot of confidence in me.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 16 Feb 2010, 22:04
Also someone linked me to this on twtter:

Augmented reality tattoos (http://yovia.com/blogs/gizmo/2010/02/16/augmented-reality-tattoos/)

You should get a tat of your goblin thing Jhocking!

Thanks for the link! If I got an AR tattoo I would want to have flame jets coming out of my arm.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 16 Feb 2010, 22:40
Alternatively, Wolverine claws
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 17 Feb 2010, 00:37
1. Hitting my head still hasn't killed me.
2. Sierra doesn't seem to be much interested in me anymore, but...
3. Home Depot called and they want to hire me, and...
4. I made $5 yesterday by poorly playing and singing some songs in a sleep-deprived, intensely blazed state. Being fucked up from partying with old friends can really do wonders for one's stage performance, no wonder everybody loved the Who back in the day.
5. Also I may be starting a band with some dudes pretty soon I think.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 17 Feb 2010, 03:11
Also Im in total love with my best bud of all times little sister. Not in a I want to bang her type way, but in a like family sorta way.

What is love?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 17 Feb 2010, 03:12
BABY DON'T HURT ME
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2010, 03:13
I was so close to doing that, but then I thought no, that would be tacky.

Now it's in my head.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 17 Feb 2010, 03:33
Tackiness is my middle name.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Feb 2010, 04:09
Someone walking down the street under my balcony just did a really good burp, I was impressed.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 17 Feb 2010, 05:21
You should have clapped.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 17 Feb 2010, 09:49
guys I just went sledding with my boyfriend and the dog and it was the best ever oh my godddd
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2010, 10:26
I know I'm the resident law student but is it illegal to smash a printer into tiny, tiny pieces if it's being really, really annoying? I've had to print almost everything about three times before it's finally actually printed - considering each sheet costs 4p and I must have printed about 100 sheets, that's a bit annoying (I do not like paying for things that do not exist).

Ah well. In about half an hour I'm going to the cinema; sod the two essays I still haven't written.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 17 Feb 2010, 10:29
No jury in the world would convict you.  Do they not have copy ships where you live?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Alex C on 17 Feb 2010, 11:37
I feel cranky.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 17 Feb 2010, 11:41
I haven't been able to get any work done today. I feel exhausted and morose. Hopeless. I need some sunlight and a beer.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dimmukane on 17 Feb 2010, 14:25
So i thought i should try this whole "jogging" thing, seeing as my new daily routine opens up a full hour before i actually have to get out of bed (at the expense of staying up until 3 am... Sorry meeblyites but i have to get my life sorted or i will probably kill myself - or worse, flunk in a course again). My problem with working out has always been sheer laziness and detesting shortness of breath, both of which are pretty terrible reasons for not being in a reasonably okay shape. I don't know why i am telling you this but  fuck you, you are Blog Thread, this is why you exist in the first place.

Do this (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml), it helps you gradually build up your stamina.  I lost about 40 pounds over a period of 6 months by doing this and cutting back on food (my weight has stayed pretty much the same since I've stopped, but I'm gonna start back up again in a month or so).  You don't have to follow it to the letter, it's just a good guide for doing cardio at a pace that won't kill you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 17 Feb 2010, 15:00
I am so doing that. Just printed off the page. I'll start Monday. I have just been going to the gym and doing the treadmill and stationary bike until I can't anymore. It makes me feel like balls afterward. Need structure!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 17 Feb 2010, 16:00
Just keep in mind that new runners often encounter knee, ankle and joint problems so stretching effectively is vital, as is building up slowly.  Some fun facts about stretching:

-- A number of recent studies have shown that stretching cold, that is to say prior to any exercise is useless.  Warm up with at least 5 minutes of light cardio, stretch, do your work out, then stretch again after your work out is done.

-- When stretching avoid jerky or "ballistic" movements.  A lot of the stretches you may have done in high school gym class may have been ineffective or even dangerous.  The coolrunnings stretches (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_1/126.shtml) are OK but absurdly overambitious, if you did 12 stretches for 30 seconds 3 times each, you'd spend 30 minutes of your workout stretching which is about 3 times more than anyone I know, including marathon runners.  I recommend finding a calf, hams, quad, and lower back stretch that you like and doing each at least twice cumulatively for 30 seconds.

-- There's a bit of debate on how long to hold stretches for, but most of the physiotherapists and trainers I've read who know their stuff say the ideal time is 30 seconds.  Above 30 seconds and muscle fatigue sets in, and you stop benefiting from the stretch.  Below 30 seconds can work, but you'll just end up doing the same stretch more times.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 17 Feb 2010, 16:13
Also, drink chocolate milk after working out to increase muscle repair and reduce soarness.

bunch of scientists said it would work and they seemed pretty on the ball so I believed them.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2010, 16:15
I really, really hate running. The only thing that keeps me going twice a week is the fact that I run with people I love, who I want to impress and who I don't want to let down. Some people don't like running with other people but they tend to be serious runners who are really fit and like to keep their own pace. If at all possible, run with someone else. Join a running club, find a friend who wants to get fit, buy a dog who likes long walks if you really have to.

Avatar was great! It was a bit hackneyed in places and I kept laughing at really inappropriate moments, but the visuals are so amazing in 3D and I didn't find the plot detail too predictable. The problem is now that I have two essays to write by tomorrow. I've made a huge plate of toast and laid in a lot of water to make tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice, and I'm looking at an all-nighter.


ETA: Chocolate milk is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Feb 2010, 17:56
I am purchasing a table for the house because our old one got taken!
After this we need chairs. Hmm.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 17 Feb 2010, 18:08
dear bloggy thread,

today i started my community service placement for my developmental psych class. apparently i am not supposed to talk about what i actually do during my placement or any of the people i work with? sup confidentiality agreements. well, i can say that i am working at a daycare place. can i say that it is a weird and overly pc place? i won't, just in case this is somehow traced back to me and i lose the job. hah. seriously though i am behind on my hours, i need 17.5 more.  i will be a good volunteer type lady.

alsoooo i keep thinking conversations occurring around are somehow related to me and my life when they're NOT.

someone get me a shrink to help with them pesky delusions of grandeur.  :wink:
oh wait, i am seeing one in may.  just for a more detailed follow-up re: A Thing That Happened Recently. btw: i have never been diagnosed with any of the following: schizophrenia, hypomania, bipolar disorder, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder.

xoxoxo,
anna
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: fatty on 17 Feb 2010, 18:09
I am thinking of taking up jogging too. But I would prefer to do it when it is evening and less people can see me.

I have a strong dislike for exersise, sweating in public, looking silly in public.

I can walk for a long time, but I'm a terrible jogger! Motivate me (and Jens) to do this, blog thread!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 17 Feb 2010, 18:17
Guys, on the side of the building I work in there's this crazy icicle formation that reaches from the top of the building to about 10 feet from the ground. (I think the building is 7 stories? 6 or 7.) It's CRAZY AWESOME. But the bad thing is the area it's in kind of has this rain-like nonsense going on, so there's water dripping everywhere and of course freezing all over the ground, but it's like 4 feet wide and still badass. But also bad thing is icicles around the building have been dropping off randomly so that will not be pretty when it falls, but luckily it's in an area that people don't go around very often. But still.

Snow in my yard is knee deep. Typically this time of year it's in the 40s. I do not like getting our yearly allotment of snow in a 2 week period. But my mom did get some commercial grade salt (and it's eco friendly!) and damn that stuff does wonders.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Feb 2010, 19:06
I am purchasing a table for the house because our old one got taken!
After this we need chairs. Hmm.


Yay!

I will be happy to no longer be living in squalor.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 17 Feb 2010, 19:11
Well, technically the squalor will still be there, you'll just be above it rather than directly in the midst of it, what with the chairs.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Feb 2010, 19:20
I found chairs!
I am picking up the table tonight and the chairs on the weekend.

http://sydney.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-homeware-furniture-outdoor-kitchen-Kitchen-table-W0QQAdIdZ186622565
http://sydney.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-homeware-furniture-outdoor-kitchen-Six-excellent-wooden-dining-chairs-W0QQAdIdZ186301539


Wooooooo!
(I hope they fit in my car)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pilsner on 17 Feb 2010, 19:32
If the guys you are living with allow you, a dainty girl, to pick up all that furniture on your own, I say they should have their scrota repossessed. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2010, 19:41
Well, technically the squalor will still be there, you'll just be above it rather than directly in the midst of it, what with the chairs.

Exactly. He'll no longer be living in squalor.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Feb 2010, 19:48
I am the one with the car! If I bring anyone with me they will take up valuable furniture space!

(However monetary donations are welcomed)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2010, 20:05
I am so tired :( But the essay is not finished, and by the time it is it will be too late to sleep or I won't be up in time for the supervision. Thankfully, once I'm back from the supervision at 11am I can sleep until perhaps 4pm.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2010, 23:03
guys I just went sledding with my boyfriend and the dog and it was the best ever oh my godddd

Did you go dogsledding?

My roommate is in Canada right now and he went dogsledding. I am hecka jealous.

I have also resolved to do a curling bonspiel when I'm in the Frozen North as well.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Feb 2010, 23:13
In three and a half hours I can go to bed. Time for a brisk walk in the cold air, I think!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: De_El on 18 Feb 2010, 00:38

Those look like nice chairs! Pretty similar to the ones that have been in my parents house forever. Reading about people buying furniture makes me anxious for this summer when I'll be renting a house with my friends and thinking about furniture myself. 
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 18 Feb 2010, 00:54
I  was gonna say I don't care about nice, I just care about sturdy, but yeah, they were the nicest ones I could find for that cheap. $20 a piece! Not even ikea wooden chairs are that cheap!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: MrBlu on 18 Feb 2010, 01:06
I am thinking of taking up jogging too. But I would prefer to do it when it is evening and less people can see me.

I have a strong dislike for exersise, sweating in public, looking silly in public.

I can walk for a long time, but I'm a terrible jogger! Motivate me (and Jens) to do this, blog thread!
Screw exercise.

I Socacise (http://www.bacchanaljamaica.com/component/content/article/43-press-releases/104-socacise.html) now.

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9W2Q2Fzj9c) is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itgSyPxfqoE) what (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xETyczXqVM) Soca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uEp4HUM5k) sounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By0qjCOFqpc) like (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P61hur-T1FU).

EDIT::

Yeah, it's that time of year where I don't shut up about Caribbean mating season (Carnival Season).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Feb 2010, 01:11
Guys, on the side of the building I work in there's this crazy icicle formation that reaches from the top of the building to about 10 feet from the ground. (I think the building is 7 stories? 6 or 7.) It's CRAZY AWESOME.

Can we have pictoral evidence? I'd like that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 18 Feb 2010, 03:00
Guys Home Depot is kindof bugging me now because I was supposed to go in and fill out paperwork, and I had to ditch some rad people to do it. Which was fine, except when I got there I waited an hour and nobody fucking showed up. And then some old dude came up, he wasn't even the person I was supposed to meet, and he was like "Oh yeah uh she isn't gonna be in today she got stuck in an interview" and I'm just like "Oh uh what" and he's like "Yeah call and reschedule d0gg" and I'm like "Oh alright thanks."

Left a message for the person I'm supposed to meet with, and then called my friends, who had all passed out finally (god, why do my friends like to stay awake for like 48 hours at a time). At that point I had nothing to do, so I went and chilled at Logan's and played Forza 3. Bought a BMW E36 M3 and tricked it to fuuuuuuuck, then raced some punk bitches and won hella credz and a rad car that I will never drive in this game ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 05:22
guys I just went sledding with my boyfriend and the dog and it was the best ever oh my godddd

Did you go dogsledding?

My roommate is in Canada right now and he went dogsledding. I am hecka jealous.

I have also resolved to do a curling bonspiel when I'm in the Frozen North as well.

It kind of was. His dog will hop in your lap and wants to go down the hill with you. We've gotten her own sled since, she loves it, we'll carry it up to the top of the hill and she jump on it and ride it all the way down. but she still prefers to go down in your lap.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 05:31
I'm incredibly frustrated.

I am taking a first year film course and my instructor is more or less incompetent. I quite like him as a person because I think he's a sweet guy but he has no idea how to run a class. This is his first year teaching a non-young offender class, so he's never taught the university level. Anyhow the frustration comes from this final project that we have. As our final project we're supposed to make a short film. Now this wouldn't have been a problem if we had started the filming and editting sooner, but he's more or less given us 3 hours filming time(for a 20 minute short) and two days editting time, because he has pushed the time to the very last day, this is literally my final 'real' day of class and we aren't even halfway through filming. I should go to this class RIGHT NOW but I am having a hard time making myself because I know that he will just stand there for two hours telling us how it's REALLY IMPORTANT we do this as quickly as possible. I am also feeling very ill and have an important essay for a (real)class, that I would rather be working on. However, I'm going to give this the benefit of the doubt and actually go to this class, even though I feel like it will be a huge waste of time and we won't get this finished.

rrr
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 07:46
Look what I got working this morning:
http://vimeo.com/9494080

The tracking still isn't perfect, but that's a trivial problem compared to getting the camera view and 3D graphics rendering properly. I've been working on this AR technology for months and I've almost got everything working!

I accidentally deleted the AR video when I meant to replace it this morning, so the URL has changed slightly:
http://www.vimeo.com/9550297

Last night I perfected the tracking, it's pretty sweet. Just some little corrections I had to make when multiplying the data.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Feb 2010, 07:56
ARGH today might be the day everything comes crashing down around my ears.

I got four hours' sleep and then got woken by a phone call asking me to do something - it isn't too complicated but it means I can't go back to sleep until tonight and I am so tired I just want to lie down on the floor. But waking up and checking my email presented me with a massive problem - my Summer Camp USA interview is at 10.30 on the 28th and will last 20-30 minutes. I absolutely, vitally have to be on a bus to Oxford at 11.06 and the bus stop is fifteen minutes' walk away from the interview venue. There is no way on earth that I'm going to make it. I've emailed the Summer Camp people asking to change and my mum who is here the day before begging her to stay an extra night and then drive me to the bus stop (she can't drive me to Oxford, it is 120 miles in the wrong direction) but even then I might not make it.

I really, really do not want to give up the opportunity of working in the summer for one ice hockey game that I probably won't even be playing in but it is looking as though I have to - I have spent the entire year working and training in order to be there for Varsity, it is the most important thing in my life (not wanting to sound too much like a thirteen year old who has just had her first breakup, but it really is).

WHAT DO I DO I JUST WANT TO CRAWL INTO BED AND SLEEP UNTIL MARCH
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ballard on 18 Feb 2010, 09:24
Hey you guys. You're all young and healthy and spring is on it's way and life is fucking good.

Sack up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 09:25
I have a cold.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 09:26
My part of the world actually does not have spring. I won't see tshirt weather til late june fuck you Gene.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 18 Feb 2010, 09:41
So, on Tuesday, I walked over to this restaurant where my aunt and uncle had eaten on saturday. One of the waitresses they knew was talking to them and said a job might be opening. So I walked over and the guy I was supposed to talk to wasn't there. I head home and decide to go back the next day. So I start walking over on wednesday and my right heel hurts. I can tell its a blister. I go a bit further, but then decide to turn back because I shouldn't walk a mile and a half with a blister on my heel. I get home and bandaid it up. Try to put shoes on, still hurts. So I work around the house, figure I can go on thursday. Today is thursday. I am sitting in the kitchen with two bandaids and three pair of socks on (one pair are even heavy socks). I made it halfway down the long driveway before having to stop every few steps because my heel hurt.
This is why I never wear boots, because I always get blisters when I walk around in boots. I walked like 7 miles on saturday in chucks and didn't get any blisters. I walk like 3 miles in boots? Blister.
Man, fuck boots.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 18 Feb 2010, 09:43
It is because you have bad boots and/or they do not fit you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 18 Feb 2010, 09:52
The boots are pretty good quality, I'd say, not top of the line, but I didn't find them in a trash can. And they fit pretty well, at least, they did when I had them in arizona.
Also this is something that has been happening since I was like 10 and my parents would always buy me hiking boots instead of goddamn sneakers.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 11:14
Oh my god rage, so I told you guys about this prof I have so he is so stupid and there is a chance no one in this class is going to get credit for the course because he fucked up and didn't realize we're required to have an exam and holy shit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 11:29
In his defense, that's pretty fucked up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 18 Feb 2010, 11:30
blisters

are the blisters at the back of your feet, like above the heel? i get blisters there all the time when i wear boots. i find that when i put insoles in there it seems to solve the problem a good 95% of the time because it elevates my heel above the blister-y area and stops the chafing. you could try that i guess.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 11:31
Joe, do you mean a required exam/final project or that no one in his class might get a credit for his class.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 11:32
I meant more like I am not defending him at all.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 11:44
I am pretty upset because without a credit for this course I'm not permitted to take any other film courses at my university :c
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 11:57
Oh wait so either a final project or exam? I could see not bothering with a final exam in a film production class, but no final project?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 12:03
we were supposed to finish filming our final project today but he said that we didn't have to because he had an appointment at 10 (the class isn't over til 1).

More or less he tried a final project but then didn't give us enough time and has spent more time telling us to watch out for cars in the road and being on his cellphone than letting us actually film. Today was our last chance to finish it and he cut the class three hours early.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 12:10
er, can't you just finish your film anyway? Do you have to work on it in class?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 12:20
We only have access to his camera and equipment. It's a half semester credit too so my last class was uh, today.
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Post by: Emaline on 18 Feb 2010, 12:21
Don't you have a place to rent the equipment?

My friend goes to Columbia College Chicago, and I'm pretty sure they did most of their filming for their short films out of class.
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Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 12:25
It's a first year course, I have to take, and do well in this course to be allowed to rent the equipment. This is a foundation course.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 18 Feb 2010, 12:28
These are all his first year classes as well. Thats strange.
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Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 12:29
they let people who have otherwise never touched a video camera use 10 000 dollar cameras?
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Post by: Emaline on 18 Feb 2010, 12:56
I'm fairly certain they have to have a note from a teacher and maybe put down a deposit of some sort. Not really sure.
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Post by: jhocking on 18 Feb 2010, 13:10
Every school is different in how it invests in equipment, plus it's not like every camera is a $10,000 pro-level 3CCD camcorder. Most schools seem to invest in just one or two really high-end cameras for advanced students to use, and then a pile of consumer handhelds for intro students. It sounds like the film/video department at andy's school is fairly small though.
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Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 13:17
We have a pretty big availability for video students, but that's the multimedia/installation place thinger, not the film program. They're kept pretty separate, in those courses more or less all the cameras rented out are the big fancy smancy ones which is why FNDN level aren't allowed to have them
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 18 Feb 2010, 13:28
Hey guys I have just realized I am not a very patient person when it comes to employers getting back to me on shit. And you know what? Quite frankly, why the fuck should I be? The dude at the coffee shop keeps promising to call, but never fucking does, and he's the only person I've talked to there who hasn't followed through on his promises. It's been almost a whole business week since I was supposed to hear from him. Then Home Depot keeps taking fucking forever to do anything, which is hella bullshit. I wasted 2 hours of my time yesterday getting to and from that fuckin' joint because the person I needed to meet wasn't there.

I'm also starting to be very impatient in my personal life. The Girl is bugging me 'cause she keeps inviting me to shit and then ditching me before I even arrive or not even talking to me at all once I get there, and yet she still says she is interested in me. I am not really buying it anymore at this point. Most of my friends have been exceptionally flaky about hangouts too, so when I went out in front of the coffee shop Monday morning hella early and played guitar all day until hella late, it was me saying "Fuck you, friends, I'm going to find new people to hang out with, or at least make money with my time instead of wasting it trying to hang out with you."

I'm starting to wonder if maybe I just shouldn't be friendly to anybody anymore, it's really pissing me off that nobody seems to think I matter for anything. Not a single fucking person has been treating me like I matter so why the fuck should I continue to do it for them? Just let them come to me if they feel like goddamn socializing, and only if they can sweeten the pot by making it more convenient for me (read: fucking pick me up or just not hang out with me). The majority of them have been pretty goddamn selfish in that regard and I've been as accomodating as possible for every last one of them.

Then again maybe I actually did have a concussion the other day and it's manifesting itself by making me irritable, but the more I think about this shit, the less I think that's the case. 'Cause man, I let myself get walked on pretty hardcore by basically everybody I know.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 18 Feb 2010, 13:59
are the blisters at the back of your feet, like above the heel?
Yes.
i get blisters there all the time when i wear boots. i find that when i put insoles in there it seems to solve the problem a good 95% of the time because it elevates my heel above the blister-y area and stops the chafing. you could try that i guess.

I talked to my mom today and she said that I should try getting some heel insoles because, like my nana, I probably have narrow heels. I can't afford insoles though, so my mom told me to fold up one of my smaller socks and use that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 18 Feb 2010, 14:18
I love my Doc Martens and never get blisters with them, or sore toes or nuthin'. I would wear them all the time if it wasn't summer and they weren't pinky-red and long. I get blisters whenever I wear goddamn flats, though. Almost every pair of flats I have give me blisters on the back of my foot where the back of the shoe ends, so I have taken to just putting band-aids on that spot whenever I wear flats. Annoying, but necessary, I guess.


Blog! I bought a watch yesterday! It was $140 and not quite what I wanted, but still is lovely. I also bought some padded bras which make my boobs look pretty tops, and a new shirt (for $10!) that I am going to wear tonight when dealing with ben's family. His brother wants us to do karaoke.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Feb 2010, 14:44
Ah, I thought you meant blisters on the base of your heel, which is where I got one from my new boots. I had to cut and drain it because I couldn't put any pressure on it but it wasn't the kind that was going to burst. Yeah, insoles are the way forwards and they're incredibly cheap, I got a pair for £2.50.

It's been a weird, disjointed day in which I have got changed five times and been to bed three times (none of them at night), and eaten a lot of toast and not much else. I think our moot tomorrow is going to go really well - I just read through the opposing team's argument and it is based on a lot of optimistic legal fallacy and not much else.

And a girl on my corridor got a mouse! It is cute and its name is Stilton. That's the good thing about living in the farthest building away from anywhere, it's possible to have illegal pets. I know of at least three. None of them are cats though :(
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: LittleKey on 18 Feb 2010, 16:37
So I got kicked off of polevaulting today. After one day. Apparently the coach assumed I was a Freshman or a Sophomore, which is why I was allowed on the team; but when he found out i'm a Junior, he had to kick me off because our school's polevaulting team only has varsity level, and it takes a year to learn how to vault at that height (which is 12 feet i think). After three years, I finally find one thing at my school that I actually enjoy, and then I get kicked off after one day; oh, and because I still need another semester of P.E. credit (one of the reasons I wanted to join polevaulting) I have to go back to normal P.E. in which I don't have any friends, while I think about my track friends having fun flying 12 feet in the air upside-down.

Yay.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 18 Feb 2010, 17:13
I typed this up like three hours ago then my internet crapped out, but,

All mah winter boots are sized enough to fit my foot plus a wool sock, so I used to get that problem too, when my foot drifts up and down too much in the boot. The insole is a good idea, but all I had to do was lace them tighter when wearing regular socks. Maybe you could try that?

Patrick, dog, I am going to be harsh here and say maybe the problem is you? Like, I'm not trying to shit on you but you have lots of complaints, it seems, about people problems where people don't like or appreciate you. I do not know the situation I do not know the people, but, like, look back over all your times with these 'friends' and try and think if you've been reliably a good person to be around.
Jeph's advice on posting here, or anywhere, was "Is this something someone else would want to read", and I used to take that to heart a lot. Obviously, I think of that less so now because often I'm just making silly conversational remarks to people I know, but you can apply that sentiment to real life. Are you saying things these people enjoy hearing? Are you stimulating and enjoyable to be around? Do you hang around them too much? Are you coming on too strong? Do you make jokes or say things you think are funny, but they just give a light chuckle and disregard? There are lots of possible reasons for why you keep seeming to be having bad things with people, and you are a common element to these problems. Self examination is really useful. I personally found it really irritating when people would hang around my place of work all the time if they kept using the same shtick and jokes and kept asking 'so when are you hiring' all the time. Some of our regulars were great people and I keep in touch with them to this day, some of them I had no time for and if I met them on the street I might just tell them to fuck off if they tried to engage me in conversation, though I always was polite & quiet to them at work.
Like, what I am saying is, look back over yourself because even if they are all dicks and you are a paragon of humanity, reflection is super useful and maybe you will learn some stuff.
Also, in times of slow business (winter time) sometimes bosses do take time to get around to you because they presently have staff and don't want to spend more money right now. Alternatively, running a business can be a bunch of work, so maybe the problem there is that the people don't have time or aren't organized enough to train you right now, and maybe fortunes will be better in a week. Don't get angry or arrogant with them though, life is tough for everybody a lot of the time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 18 Feb 2010, 17:51
Hey guys, if you are ever having a bad day get your partner to learn and/or do yoga often, then they will do it in front of you and you'll feel happier.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scarychips on 18 Feb 2010, 19:09
Hola Blog thread,

Today was a really nice day. We are hosting a Tobots competition at our school, and people are so nice there and I brought my Wii to school, and we had a massive game party with other schools and it was incredibly fun.

Woo!,
Anthony
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 18 Feb 2010, 19:36
My solution for boots is wearing really thick socks. If my foot can't slide around, I'm good. I've got two pairs - my snow boots which I've had for about 10 years and the boots I got a few months ago. The former are similar to work boots and after having them so long (but not really heavily worn), they're quite comfy and still have good traction and I can wear just about whatever socks with them. The newer ones are a bit looser, so I can only wear them with really thick socks or I get blisters on the sole of my foot near my big toe. Anything that keeps your foot from moving around in your shoe, thick socks or insoles, helps prevent blisters. If your socks are thinner, you could just wear two pairs I guess.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 18 Feb 2010, 19:48
I personally found it really irritating when people would hang around my place of work all the time if they kept using the same shtick and jokes and kept asking 'so when are you hiring' all the time.

This isn't what I've been doing at all! I just chill there 'cause I've got plenty of time to kill, and it's not even inside. I'll just be seeing old friends I went to school with when I hang out outside the coffee shop. When I hang out with the people who work there, it's at their invitation only, and I never once mentioned having applied there. I tried to keep it hidden until my friend George spilled the beans. They're the ones who kept saying "Man it would be awesome if you wound up working with us" and I would just be like "Uhhhh I am not really down with this subject, sorry guys but thank you!" And as for the self-reflection thing, I've been super careful lately to not be stupid or an asshole or make shitty jokes. I learned a lot of important lessons in Sitka, all of them dealing with how much better I could do anything ever. And I watch around every corner to make sure I'm not fucking things up in the same old ways I always have.

Maybe I am just failing. Probably. I am goddamn clueless about pretty much everything.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 18 Feb 2010, 20:08
Andy, every time you say partner, all I think about is you and a dude dressed as cowboys.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 18 Feb 2010, 20:21
So after long ass days of being 'on' training people Ive spent an extra 5ish hours at my old place cleaning since my piece of shit former roommate fucked me by not paying rent since Oct and technically he and I can be on the hook for rent til November. So after I moved out, I wanted to leave it clean to give the land lord a better impression of me. Part of my actually taking care of shit, which I am not known for but have been doing amazing at ever since I came back from cherry picking in BC for the summer.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2010, 21:38
I have to watch a week and a half's worth of Daily Show/Colbert today to catch up because this is just getting ridiculous and I am filling up the HDR with my unwatched stuff
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 19 Feb 2010, 02:39
I think our moot tomorrow is going to go really well - I just read through the opposing team's argument and it is based on a lot of optimistic legal fallacy and not much else.
Remember, if it feels like the lecturer/judge is giving you a really hard time then it means that you are doing well. It's when they ask really easy questions that you should be concerned.

Mooting is fun.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Feb 2010, 03:29
I think it went ok! They ripped us all to pieces but the respondents backed themselves into a corner whereas we held our ground reasonably well. We haven't had any results yet but I'm not ruling out the possibility of having won. I enjoyed it but I won't choose to do it again.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 19 Feb 2010, 07:21
I have to watch a week and a half's worth of Daily Show/Colbert today to catch up because this is just getting ridiculous and I am filling up the HDR with my unwatched stuff
:x this weeks episodes are not online on their website and it is making me mad
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Reed on 19 Feb 2010, 07:26
It's because they've all been reruns, despite the fact that the TV listings show them as new.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 19 Feb 2010, 10:51
 :x :x :x
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Post by: Ballard on 19 Feb 2010, 12:18
I have to watch a week and a half's worth of Daily Show/Colbert today to catch up because this is just getting ridiculous and I am filling up the HDR with my unwatched stuff

Dude, seriously!

I recognize that this is a First World Problem but before I had DVR, there was fucking nothing to watch. Now that I have DVR, it's always 96% full and I never watch TV.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Feb 2010, 13:08
My brother appears to have misplaced every single one of the movies i kept at my mom's house except Star Wars Episode 2
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 19 Feb 2010, 13:38
That is the worst movie not to misplace ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: evilbobthebob on 19 Feb 2010, 13:45
What about Episode 1?
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Feb 2010, 13:56
2 is worse than 1.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 19 Feb 2010, 13:58
so today i talked to an Internet Person (not any of you guys! someone i uh may have met in real life first, and had a bit of a thing for. ) on the phone for like an hour straight, and man, it was AWESOME. but i'm probably blushing so hard right now. it wasn't even a sexy conversation at all. wtf. i am 14 at heart.  (and not his actual girlfriend)

but i don't even care, i'm just happy we are talking on a regular basis. i actually have no time to date anyone at the moment. whatevs.

love,
me
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 19 Feb 2010, 14:52
Will I ever stop having a powerful desire to watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood when I'm sick?

(If not, that's okay, I guess.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: KvP on 19 Feb 2010, 15:14
So it looks like 4 or 5 months into this whole blogging thing has landed me a part-time position reviewing albums for a local rag. $15 a pop bitches.
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Post by: pilsner on 19 Feb 2010, 15:42
Congrats!  You realize you have to crosspost your articles here right?
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Post by: KvP on 19 Feb 2010, 15:47
Yeah, okay. It's going to be local stuff mostly, I think. Plus I could use some protips on how to write good, because at this point I've only really been writing about music I think is awesome.
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Post by: pilsner on 19 Feb 2010, 15:59
I'd be happy to contribute my humble worthless opinions, as would, I am sure, other folks on this forum be inclined to contribute as well.  The first rule of good writing is to make it clear and concise.  Basically, the opposite of how I write.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 19 Feb 2010, 15:59
Fuckin best mood! After hell week doing training at work and spending an extra 4+ hours each evening cleaning my old house (horrible!) the last two days I am done. I dont have to clean, dont have to train dont have to nothin!

Girl I like and I are meeting up to pre-drink some wine before going to my BFFs DJ gig at a club called Vinyl tonight were I can get my freak on. All I hope is that I dont run out of gas too early as I am fucking wiped from this week. Def drinking Rockstar #3 to tide me over until dancing + booze energizes me.
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Post by: jodizzle on 19 Feb 2010, 17:46
Speaking of exercise (which we were doing a few pages ago anyway but I am behind in the times) it turns out then once you are no longer Fresh meat in derby they work your ass off.  Suicide drills, push up, sit ups, army crawling (all in skates mind you).  It's good for me but holy jesus it is HARD WORK.  I am sore for days after training now!

I am also sad because I can't ft into half my clothes now because I have got a muscular but and thighs now. WAH I MISS MY JEANS I USED TO BE ABLE TO COMFORTABLY WEEAAAR.  The worst loss is a dress I got in Bath with Roddy that I only wore once and now I can't get it over my giant (but toned) butt. WAH.  Oh and that awesome cherry wiggle dress I got from pinupgirlclothing?  Yeah, can't wear that now or it looks like I have a shelf where my butt should be.

Derby is fun and I love it but I do miss being slightly more petite.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 19 Feb 2010, 17:52
My name is Patrick and I drink pee lol




Sincerely, Christophe
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Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Feb 2010, 18:20
There is a good chance that they will move my job interview on Varsity day  8-) And if I end up having to catch the bus an hour later, that's ok too. All that worrying for nothing!

Tonight's game didn't go well, we weren't playing our best and we lost. They were a better team but not that much better. I had a bit of a mope to my captain about not being able to play in defence (actually more of an advice-seeking about why she didn't want me to play D) and she was very nice and very tactful but basically I'm not good enough. It's so frustrating because I try so hard but I'm still not getting good. No matter how much they tell me that I'm improving really fast, I still watch other rookies, some of whom I know can't skate as well as I do, being put onto higher lines than I am and feel really jealous and miserable.

On the plus side I realised this evening with a bit of a jolt that it is the weekend tomorrow! It is ballet weekend; normal class tomorrow then five hour rehearsal on Sunday. I love ballet :)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Feb 2010, 18:41
What about Episode 1?

I am not the kind of man who would buy Episode 1.



In more positive news, some days i really love my city. Today for example. Our city buses have little tvs where they show informational clips on shit about the city, current news, entertainment stuff and the like. Today I was riding the bus at peak hour when a 6 minute story about japanese experimental outfit Boredoms started showing, promoting their appearance at a concert in mexico city. For 6 minutes today all city buses played Boredoms and showed clips consisted mainly of Yamantaka eYe doing crazy stuff. It was immediately followed by a funny clip of a small child breakdancing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 19 Feb 2010, 19:42
I am also sad because I can't ft into half my clothes now because I have got a muscular but and thighs now.

haha, you're partway there. Wait until you start buying pants by how they feel around your thighs rather than at the waist.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 19 Feb 2010, 19:43
Jodie you better show that giant muscled ass off. I'd give anything to have a toned butt.

I went to Ikea at 10am on my way home from the boy's - unshowered and tired and unmakeuped and unteethbrushed even , wearing all yesterday's clothes - and of course one my workmates and his family were there and stopped to chat.
Anyway now I have a new desk and chair! I am heck of excited.
Except I haven't sold my old desk and chair yet. And I have handful of blisters from screwdrivers and allen keys.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 19 Feb 2010, 19:44
In life related new I could easily get a jorb soon.

yay
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Post by: Emaline on 19 Feb 2010, 20:46
Guys, curling is amazing. It is the only sport I can ever get excited about. I don't understand it. Why is it so amazing?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Reed on 19 Feb 2010, 20:50
Because it's women pushing brooms?
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Post by: Emaline on 19 Feb 2010, 20:57
hardy har har har.

Men do it too.


It's like chess. You gotta hella plan your shit. It's insane. I love it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 19 Feb 2010, 21:29
It's like darts on ice.
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Post by: MrBlu on 19 Feb 2010, 21:47
Wow I've had an off day. Too tired to complain about it. bsl;hsjadfjgahgfdhdf
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 19 Feb 2010, 22:37
Men do it too.

Yeah but women's curling is way more fun to watch because of Eve Muirhead.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 19 Feb 2010, 22:37
I would watch her bend over all day long.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 19 Feb 2010, 22:38
Because she is attractive, gettit
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 19 Feb 2010, 22:39
I decided cleaning my apartment while drunk would be a good idea, as doing everything when drunk is more fun but all i've done is gotten drunk. and clicked "loved" on like four boredoms tracks on last.fm

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 19 Feb 2010, 22:46
I just used my webcam as a mirror to straighten my hair. It was good, I got to sit down.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Feb 2010, 23:26
Oh fucking shits my head is killing me why did I organise to go out tonight I just wanna stay home and get a decent night's sleep for once This is why I'm never responsible for organising anything because then I can't bail
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 20 Feb 2010, 02:18
Hey guys guess what band I just saw



Here is a hint





SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 20 Feb 2010, 02:58
lucky you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Feb 2010, 03:34
Jodie you better show that giant muscled ass off. I'd give anything to have a toned butt.

I am all out of proportion now. What kind of normal person is size 6 top and size 10 (in jeans at least) on the bottom.  It is upsetting!  I have never been bigger than a size 8 in my LIFE.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 20 Feb 2010, 04:41
What kind of normal person is size 6 top and size 10 (in jeans at least) on the bottom.

hey
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Feb 2010, 04:47
Perfectly normal people! In my case the ratio is reversed but there's nothing abnormal about being out of proportion.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Feb 2010, 05:01
Hi Tania <3


(You are not really a normal person, you are a totally awesome person though!)
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Post by: Inlander on 20 Feb 2010, 05:19
Last night I went and saw British Sea Power (awesome show, very happy) and while I was waiting for them to come on I was reading a book because I'm not too proud to be Johnny No-friends at a gig. Anyway I was reading the Darwin Poems (http://emilyballou.com/blog/?page_id=63) by Emily Ballou, and in particular I was reading a poem entitled "Is This Not Our House?", and by pure coincidence at exactly the same time the house music in the venue I was standing in switched to "Two Doves" by Dirty Projectors, and let me just say the cumulative effect was rather flooring. Here, see if you can reproduce the beautiful experience:

Cue music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmmy9Q0bMGo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmmy9Q0bMGo)

Read poem:

Quote
I found its empty rooms
not quite empty -
the loose ends of other lives,
the odd yellow curtains, the odd
blue walls, the dead dog in the garden
which I removed, but not without first
trying to ascertain
what had killed it.

The drawing room
where we'll draw
out the happy geese
of mutual speech, the circling
of my feet there on rainy days.
There's more light
at the back, more quiet
in this part of town
& I shall hear you better
than I can from here.

The black sparrows I watch in the garden,
the melting snow,
the mahogany piano,
the clanging pots & pans,
the drawers of shells I carefully carry
in by hand, the new white curtains,
the whistle of Euston Station,
the cook caught for 14 pounds
& 14 shillings with tea & sugar,
the ever black soot in the sky,
our neighbour, the Shakespearean clown, two doors down,
the rooms red & green as if painted by parrots,
& my specimen museum
in the front attic, creature-beasts
like private gargoyles crouching
above our church, the mews at the back
where coachmen sing.

Sometimes we'll eat walnut pickle & stewed pear
& sometimes muffin pudding.

Is this not our house
where you & I lie in our still
mysteriously perfect bodies
where you play your long fingers
over the chords of my skin.
Is this not the house
you will humanise me in?
Outside, the December wind
howls as if to knock us down.
Inside, we will huddle
the fire near, nights like this,
all the nights of our green green life.

Your buttered eggs on toast,
your broth, hot and brown, brought
to me on the sofa when I am sick,
your footsteps on the stairs,
a long chestnut strand of your hair
on my pillow, the drip
of your pen across
rough paper, your kiss,
your voice in the kitchen with the cook
you will sack, 'too cute', the way you look
as you scold me, while laughing.

And when on our first night we drew
the awful curtains in the windows
of our terraced house closed
I could only hear
your breath
shallow as I stepped closer, I couldn't
get close enough
quick enough.

I don't care
if the floors are hardened mud
or the windows without glass
or if our chairs are carved from the roughest wood
& the bed sags in the middle
as long as you are there with me my Em,
as long as you are there.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 20 Feb 2010, 06:23
Ok so blog thread!

I have been celebrating all week because my girlfriend got a promotion at work. She is now the manager at the hair salon she works at in the city. It is super swanky and all her clients are bankers and lawyers and barristers and stuff. This is pretty big because getting promoted to manager at 21 is a pretty big deal and just goes to show how hard she works and how good at this stuff she is, I'm really really proud of her.

That said, I feel kind of bad because while her career really seems to be taking off, mine is kind of not doing anything. It's not that I'm jealous of her or anything, it's just that I feel like I should be doing well too so that she can be as proud of me as I am of her. Kind of like I'm letting her down by not doing anything. At the very least I know that she's sad that my job makes me so depressed all the time. I am looking for a different, not shitty job but it's difficult when nowhere is hiring. Hopefully I'll have some better luck in March when all the students have gone back to uni.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 20 Feb 2010, 07:25
There was a young lad who swallowed a fly
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 20 Feb 2010, 07:25
I don't know why I swallowed a fly
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 20 Feb 2010, 07:26
Perhaps I'll die!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 20 Feb 2010, 16:08
I went with Chris to the Sloan show. Chris Murphy threw a pick at me, and after the show Chris and I hung out with him for a bit and chatted. Guy was hella chill. Also I got him, Patrick, and their keyboard dude to sign the lining of my hat.

Chris and I wound up spending most of the show (including the openers) chilling with this Israeli dude just because I told him his vest was rad. Guy was pretty cool. He decided we were rad, so he got us both some Sloan stickers at the merch stand.

Also Chris you're a fucking badass for bringing that tambourine. Them ladies behind us were hella begging the guys to get you onstage.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Feb 2010, 20:17
Blaggy,

The stuff going on is so weird that even I don't fully believe it, so I've just kind of given up on it and ignoring it all. Instead! Instead I've somehow managed to woo the woman who owns the art gallery with my photography, and she wants me to be in a show in June! It has to be June because she wants to try and get me some kind of art grant to pay for the matting and framing and printing costs, which has to be done in May. And I may or may not be in a band! Things are looking up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 20 Feb 2010, 20:32
So Ive decided its time to renew my 'look'. Im going to start with a moustache soul patch combo, possibly very very tiny handlebar but more likely kind of dirty like Johnny Depp's, as well as get more distinctive glasses.

Im moderately attractive and dress well, but over all its completely boring which is entirely at odds with what kind of girls I am attracted to. Its like right now Im trying to win people over on my personality which isnt readily apparent, you actually have to talk and listen and warm up to me before it will work. Whereas looks get the job done quicker.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scarychips on 20 Feb 2010, 21:43
So, after a awful beginning in the robotics competition taking place at my school, we actually finished second overall. Which is incredible, btw. If only Rosemount Tech didn't have an advance of about 3000 points, we would've beat them up in the last round. (I know you guys have no idea.)
Right after the competition, I went to Montreal to go see Owen Pallett's show which was perfect and beautiful. God, I love that man.
Anyways, I'm tired, I'll explain more tomorrow.

With love,
Anthony
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 20 Feb 2010, 22:59
Man, explaining 4chan to my dad was really awkward.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Feb 2010, 01:59
So guys, should I go see Jesse Jackson speak next Monday?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 21 Feb 2010, 02:09
Well, me and my girlfriend are back together.

What a weird fucking week.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Feb 2010, 02:12
I've got 10 weeks until they are broken up again. Who's taking these odds?

(no offense to you personally Chris, I've just seen this before)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 21 Feb 2010, 02:29
dogg you're just saying that so we can finally consummate our relationship together
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Feb 2010, 02:47
You read me like a book, doggcat.
(which is why I want you to know me physically as well as spiritually)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 21 Feb 2010, 04:00
Chris you were laying in my bed just this morning, don't lie to poor Dovey.

Blogwise, it's been a Saturday night and I have been 100% by my lonesome the whole time and it sucks. I still have the '21' stamp on my hand from last night, which has not been disappearing no matter how hardcore I scrub that hand. Curse this California climate, all drying out my skin to the point of this happening.

In other news, I just realized, through reading a few articles, why many recordings from the '50s and '60s sound kinda fuzzy and have poor sound definition. Fun side effect of early loudness wars.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 21 Feb 2010, 04:39
Will I ever stop having a powerful desire to watch Mister Rogers' Neighborhood when I'm sick?

The man is DEAD.

 :cry: :cry: :cry:

women's curling is way more fun to watch because of Eve Muirhead.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/winter-olympics/girls-with-curls-ice-maidens-send-games-temperatures-soaring-20100221-on77.html
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Feb 2010, 08:54
I have a mouse! Called Stilton! She migrated from next door because, ironically, her vet owner is allergic to mice.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 21 Feb 2010, 13:57
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/winter-olympics/girls-with-curls-ice-maidens-send-games-temperatures-soaring-20100221-on77.html

The real story there is this quote:

Quote
US player Chris Plys, 22, was Entertainment Weekly's Olympic stud of the day.
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Entertainment Weekly's Olympic stud of the day.
Quote
Olympic stud of the day.

way to go america
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 21 Feb 2010, 14:17
*swoon*
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 21 Feb 2010, 15:15
Well, he's not bad looking. Plus he's from Duluth my favorite city in the whole wide world and he probably knows Alan Sparhawk. So yeah, I'd get a crush on him.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 21 Feb 2010, 15:18
You'd crush on him*

Bitches be crushin' on Chris Plys, dogg
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Der Golem on 21 Feb 2010, 18:01
HERRO BROG

The past few days have been a blur of really awesome things, including LARPing, olympic swordfighting, parkour, hardcore punk shows and hanging with an old childhood friend. Not sure I've ever experianced so much awesome condensed into so little time. Boring everyday life will be returning tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 21 Feb 2010, 19:25
Did you try  here?  (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19349.0.html)

Just sayin'
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Feb 2010, 19:51
I have been scouring the internet for a Waffles.fm invite. I have failed so far. Ugh.

HINT HINT

Quote
If you post private tracker invites or ask for private tracker invites anywhere on this forum, you will be banned.

Quoting these two things for the new page to make sure the mods don't miss it.

Yeahuknowit
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 21 Feb 2010, 20:02
what
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 21 Feb 2010, 20:03
For some reason I assumed he meant this (https://www.waffles.fm/Main_Page)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ballard on 22 Feb 2010, 01:41
That is the most depressingly bare wiki ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Gemmwah on 22 Feb 2010, 02:34
i am so tired it is only week 3 of second semester and i need to sleep for about a year! I may have to start sacrificing homework time for nap time bawwww
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 22 Feb 2010, 03:16
I've been hungry for 2 hours but I'm still too lazy to get up and am only now contemplating doing so because I have to pee.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2010, 03:32
Gemm I know how you feel, I'm exhausted all the time at the moment. I've got two supervisions this afternoon and there's no way I'll get all the reading done in time. Thankfully I did a bit of one of them over a week ago, otherwise I'd be starting from zero two hours before I have to go.

I cannot wait until Easter, I'm going to spend the first day asleep.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2010, 04:04
Mother fuck, that hurts just thinking about it. I'm sorry, dude. Glad it's been taken care of though. They give you medz? If not maybe you won't have to really worry about it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 22 Feb 2010, 05:00
Yesterday was the longest day of my life. My grandma had a very, very severe heart attack at church. It took 13 minutes for the paramedics to arrive. She went into ICU at around 4pm and for the last 12 hours has been in a medically induced paralysis and heavily sedated. We are going to the hospital soon to see if she has brain function and if she is concious. She's a tough lady, but she can only take so much. I'm really scared.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2010, 05:25
Allison, that must be terrifying and I really hope that your grandma can pull through this. My thoughts are with you and your family, don't give up hope.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2010, 05:29
A billion billion hugs your way, Allison.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Liz on 22 Feb 2010, 06:07
Allison your grandma will make it through because she is your grandma and that means she must be totally kickass and awesome. Best wishes to all of you!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 22 Feb 2010, 07:08
A billion billion hugs your way, Allison.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimor on 22 Feb 2010, 08:32
Good thoughts for your grandma, and you and your family, Allison. {{hugs}}

Had my own scare this morning, but it came out OK. I was walking to catch light rail to school, and fire trucks were invading the neighborhood like crazy. As I get close to where they're heading, I look down a side street on my path and see that they're all parked in front of my brother-in-law's house where he and my nephew live. I can't see shit for all the trucks, flashing lights, and smoke from a burning house, and I don't go over there often enough to recognize exactly which place is theirs from so far away. Finally, I hear that nobody was in the burning house, so there were no injuries, and I finally remember that I have my nephew's number in my cell phone, so I give him a call and he answers and I find out it was the house next door to them and everybody is fine.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 22 Feb 2010, 10:52
Ffff I think I lost my cell phone, I am kind of tired of being on pay as you go, do any Canadians have cellphone plans that are awesome but less than 30 dollars a month?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 22 Feb 2010, 11:01
lots of hugs for allison. btw, allison, i am free this weekend so we can FINALLY do a thing if you're up for it!

andy, i am convinced that there is no such thing as an awesome and cheap canadian cellphone plan. maybe try telus pay-as-you-go?

everyone else, i have gotten the qualification exam for my Secret Awesome Internet Job sent to my gmail today. i am going to write the hell out of that thing.
whooooo wish me luck.

love always,
anna
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 22 Feb 2010, 11:10
Anna, I am currently on a pay as you go plan :c
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 22 Feb 2010, 13:23
Doggs,
I have an interview tomorrow at 830am with McDonalds, but I have an interview with a much better business at 11am. It isn't a time factor, but I don't know if this better place will even hire me.

Basically, What do I tell McDonalds if they want to hire me at the earlier interview?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 22 Feb 2010, 13:30
Most places I've worked, when you get hired they start you filling out all the paperwork as quick as they can.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2010, 13:33
Doggs,
I have an interview tomorrow at 830am with McDonalds, but I have an interview with a much better business at 11am. It isn't a time factor, but I don't know if this better place will even hire me.

Basically, What do I tell McDonalds if they want to hire me at the earlier interview?

Considering that after (I think) 90 days McD's gives you the option of health insurance benefits (as well as limited dental and optical), I'd say go for it. It isn't the most glorious of jobs, no, but they actually take surprisingly decent care of you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 22 Feb 2010, 13:35
I've never been to a job where they immediately hired you after the interview. Usually they call you after it. So, I wouldn't worry too much.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Ladybug on 22 Feb 2010, 14:08
I have a job interview at a consultancy firm on Thursday, and it is my first job interview ever. I'm ridiculously shy normally, so this is scary stuff :/ I'm also a bit worried that they will ask about my relatively average/not-stellar grades (I have a few As and Bs, a few Ds and Es, but mostly Cs), and I don't know what to say, because the reason is that I haven't really been motivated to work a lot of the time and I have – from doing well without much effort in school earlier – pretty bad study habits :/ Not what I should say in a job interview, I guess. But it's not like I'm really lazy, I do what is required of me and when we have projects and things like that, I work hard and do reasonably well. I don't know what to say if I get questions about it :/ The thing I'm studying is pretty hard, too, so superb grades are probably not very common, but I don't know whether mine are below "good enough" or not.

I guess I should spend tomorrow thinking about answers to some common job interview questions and, if nothing else, at least it'll give me experience with a job interview? :/ But I need a relevant summer job, damnit, because they won't let me start writing my master thesis next spring if I don't have 6 weeks of relevant work experience. Jesus, I sort of want to start uni all over again, I don't feel like I am ready for any of this.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 22 Feb 2010, 14:14
I've got a job interview tomorrow!!!!!!!!! *Cue happy dancing!*


I am so fucking excited!! Incredibly so! But it is at Hot Topic, and I'm not really sure what to wear to the interview.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 22 Feb 2010, 14:16
Come on, it's Hot Topic. Something tells me you know what kind of clothes people who work there wear.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Gemmwah on 22 Feb 2010, 14:20
My old boss died on the 4th and his funeral was today and I only just found out, and I don't exactly know how I'm supposed/allowed to feel right now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 22 Feb 2010, 14:25
My old boss died on the 4th and his funeral was today and I only just found out, and I don't exactly know how I'm supposed/allowed to feel right now.

I think its ok to feel sad about it. I stay in touch with a number of my old boss, and consider them friends. If one of them died, I'd be heartbroken.





Guys, my mom's response was somewhat the same. She suggested I wear my shortish plaid skirt with "bondage loops" on the belt loops that I typically only wear to the goth club. I know its Hot Topic, but I think I should still be professional.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 22 Feb 2010, 14:31
Nah dude, it's Hot Topic. Make sure you keep all your piercings in and they can see your tattoos. Remember the whole point of those stores is to sell a certain kind of image to pre-teens and young teenagers. They probably expect you to be casual.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 22 Feb 2010, 14:35
I'm probably going to wear a dress that shows off both cephalopod tattoos, but is still classy. It goes just a bit past my knees, and isn't super low cut.


I'll leave in my lip ring, and won't make a huge attempt to cover up my microdermal, but I may take out my septum ring.


I wanna be professional, and classy, but also myself. I don't want to be "Hire me, my face is made of metal and my skin covered in ink." I want to be "Oh, I see you guys like body modifications too. Cool."
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 22 Feb 2010, 14:45
I have been scouring the internet for a Waffles.fm invite. I have failed so far. Ugh.

HINT HINT

Quote
If you post private tracker invites or ask for private tracker invites anywhere on this forum, you will be banned.

Quoting these two things for the new page to make sure the mods don't miss it.

Yeahuknowit
Dawg, I was talking about the recipe site.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 22 Feb 2010, 14:46
Of the 5 jobs I've interviewed for, all of them hired me at the end of the interview.

Also, emaline, bcause the look of the store is something unique, I think you should leave all your piercings in, but still dress somewhat professionally, that will show them "hey this is stuff that I leave in me" while also showing "but I know how to dress nicely."

Also, as far as the benefits thing with mcdonalds. I think this other job has benefits too. And probably better ones. I'd also make more money than at mcdonalds and not have to deal with the clientelle of mcdonalds.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2010, 14:54
I don't know anything about jobs but I do know that my mouse is the cutest thing ever.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2010, 14:57
Also, as far as the benefits thing with mcdonalds. I think this other job has benefits too. And probably better ones. I'd also make more money than at mcdonalds and not have to deal with the clientelle of mcdonalds.

Dealing with them isn't so bad if your manager has a sense of humor

Oh god the horrible things we said behind people's backs, looking back that job was way radder than I ever gave it credit for
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2010, 17:01
Oh hey would you look at that, the Home Depot people finally called me back and we're (supposedly) on for tomorrow morning at 10. Unfortunately this means being awake before 3pm, ewww. Still, yay, I have a damn job, sorta!

I decided to apply at In-N-Out just 'cause starting wage is $10/hour and they're like right fucking next to Home Depot (like seriously it is a 30 second walk from entrance to entrance). Honestly I'd probably be better off there since the pay is better and they're probably more likely to have a quick enough turnover rate for me to actually get full-time employment and benefits from them. But they're probably one of the more popular choices of places to apply, considering their starting wage.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 22 Feb 2010, 17:04
I just did my banking, transferring money over for rent and to my savings account and all that jazz, and I am back up to $800 in my savings account already. I sent $500 over to my mum a few weeks ago, and to celebrate I bought a nice expensive watch and some clothes, and I am still maybe 2/3 weeks away from sending more money over. This is nuts, it has taken me ages to get to this first payment. Maybe this will prove to my mum that I am not my brother and can actually manage my money and don't need her to keep asking if I need help.

On the rental property front, I am getting more worried about finding a place, and we are considering moving further and further away from newtown just so we can get a place that isn't tiny and expensive. Boooo.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 22 Feb 2010, 17:41
In-N-Out

From what I have heard from the people who have worked at In-N-Out, it is terrible which is why the pay is so good. Of course, that's just hearsay.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 22 Feb 2010, 18:09
Guys guys guys, I got a new laptop and it is super badass and his name is Schmendrick. I hearts him so.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 22 Feb 2010, 19:23
Specs on laptop?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 22 Feb 2010, 19:25
MacBook that was upgraded to 4gb memory and 350gb harddrive. I had a PowerBook from 2004 that I'd been using and holy crap this thing is so much faster. I think the only think I'll miss is the 15in screen.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 22 Feb 2010, 19:29
jace, just go to both interviews and if both places end up hiring you, call mcdonalds and tell them you changed your mind and don't want to work there anymore. i've been hired at the end of every interview i have been to as well, but usually it's informal and then they still call me back in a week or so to confirm when i'll be starting and stuff. even if they do hire you after the interview, they'll still need time to make a schedule and call you back and all that. they might be disappointed but honestly, what can they do when you say you don't want to work there anymore? the worst case scenario here is that you end up in mcdonald'd bad books and if you're working a much better job anyway, i think you'll find some way to live with that somehow.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 22 Feb 2010, 20:00
Sorry Linds, I had something more like this in mind:

(http://thumb15.shutterstock.com.edgesuite.net/photos/display_pic_with_logo/52030/52030,1187617929,7.jpg)

I'll be more specific next time.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 22 Feb 2010, 20:01
Har har.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: nobo on 22 Feb 2010, 20:08
:ashamed:
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: I Am Not Amused on 22 Feb 2010, 20:18
So, I put my blog in here last time and some people seemed to like it (thanks for the kind words!) so I thought I'd let everyone know that I put the latest update to it up today. Check it, I get kinda existential about Sonic the Hedgehog on this one: http://bit.ly/cZEVu9
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Feb 2010, 20:58
I applied for some university bookshops last night. Hopefully I get a call back for these because working at a uni bookshop would be awesome (close to home, good hours etc..). Looking for work sucks!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: MrBlu on 22 Feb 2010, 21:59
Yesterday was the longest day of my life. My grandma had a very, very severe heart attack at church. It took 13 minutes for the paramedics to arrive. She went into ICU at around 4pm and for the last 12 hours has been in a medically induced paralysis and heavily sedated. We are going to the hospital soon to see if she has brain function and if she is concious. She's a tough lady, but she can only take so much. I'm really scared.
Sorry to hear. Here's hoping she pulls through.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 23 Feb 2010, 03:04
So, blog thread, guess what! I just woke up puking my guts out! Yay! On top of that, I puked so hard, that I broke blood vessels in my face, and now have little dots all over it! Yay! Just in time for my interview tomorrow.


Should I cancel it or not? I mean, I guess I'm not feeling fantastic, and I'm also covered in little dots.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Feb 2010, 03:10
Dawg, I was talking about the recipe site.

Why the crap do you need an invite for a recipe wiki

Seriously.

I really want someone to tell me
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 23 Feb 2010, 03:54
An hour later, and I cannot even kept down the water I drank. Seriously, wtf is wrong with me. I'm starting to get worried.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 23 Feb 2010, 03:56
That sounds awful. :( I would definitely cancel your interview. In your state, if you are anywhere but in bed or the bathroom, you're doing it wrong (imo).

(I would be the worst doctor ever)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Feb 2010, 03:59
if you are anywhere but in bed or the bathroom, you're doing it wrong

Oh Nick I bet you say that to all the girls

I was originally going to suggest that Emaline get herself to a doctor ASAP but then I remembered that America is fucked up and there is a good chance she doesn't have that choice of being able to see a doctor promptly. Oh well. I guess you can take comfort in the glory of the free-market while you heave yr guts up.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 23 Feb 2010, 04:05
well, I could go to the emergency room, but the best one is like an hours drive, and that seems too costly for something that might be better tomorrow morning. I don't know. I'm afraid to drink water. I am going to try to wait it out, but if I'm not better by morning, I guess I'm going to go to the ER.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 23 Feb 2010, 06:06
Is there an Urgent Care over there? They tend to be cheaper than doctors and you can still see them quickly. As for water, maybe try to suck on ice cubes? Whatever it is, I hope you feel better soon!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 23 Feb 2010, 06:19
jace, just go to both interviews and if both places end up hiring you, call mcdonalds and tell them you changed your mind and don't want to work there anymore. i've been hired at the end of every interview i have been to as well, but usually it's informal and then they still call me back in a week or so to confirm when i'll be starting and stuff. even if they do hire you after the interview, they'll still need time to make a schedule and call you back and all that. they might be disappointed but honestly, what can they do when you say you don't want to work there anymore? the worst case scenario here is that you end up in mcdonald'd bad books and if you're working a much better job anyway, i think you'll find some way to live with that somehow.

Yeah, so I got the McDonalds job (I was super confident that I would get this job, its fucking mcdonalds). Yesterday I got an email from this other place saying that this was a "first interview" so I am wondering how long their interview process takes. I told McD that I can't start until after Internet-Fun-Weekend-In-Rochester, so I've got until Tuesday to see if I have a better job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Feb 2010, 06:26
I adopted another cat! She was a stray but very friendly and sad looking! I took her to the vet! SHE IS HAVING BABIES ARGRJGGS WTF
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 23 Feb 2010, 07:45
Is there an Urgent Care over there? They tend to be cheaper than doctors and you can still see them quickly. As for water, maybe try to suck on ice cubes? Whatever it is, I hope you feel better soon!

There are, but they have weird hours. I may end up going there today though.


The puking hasn't stopped and basically, everything sucks. I want to be able to drink water :( I might try the ice cube idea, but I don't know if it will help, since I can't even have two sips of water.

Also, Hot Topic isn't answering their phone, and I don't know what to tell them, and grr.
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Post by: pilsner on 23 Feb 2010, 08:39
what do I do

It's not exaggerating to call Kant the most significant moral philosopher in history.  To him we owe two of the bedrock principles of humanism, the "Golden Rule" (treat others as you would be treated or according to universal rules) and the principle that an individual capable of self-determination should never be used as a means to an end.  On the other hand, his writing is borderline impenetrable.  I can't make an intelligent suggestion given that I don't know whether you are reading translations of his individual writings, the length of the presentation or the quantity of materials.   Nevertheless, you may want to consider reviewing some secondary sources and presenting the parts that are perceived as most influential and some kind of logical order.  Even if you are upfront that you were unable to review all of the material you were assigned, you may be forgiven as long as you fill your time and give a decent presentation.

What I'm trying to see is Kant rocks.  Lucky you!
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Feb 2010, 08:43
MacBook that was upgraded to 4gb memory and 350gb harddrive.

Linds, I think you got Reginald MacBookington II's twin brother.
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Post by: Caleb on 23 Feb 2010, 12:15
I adopted another cat! She was a stray but very friendly and sad looking! I took her to the vet! SHE IS HAVING BABIES ARGRJGGS WTF

This is why we need to stop teaching cats abstinence.  It just doesn't work.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Feb 2010, 12:17
I think our student union just voted to ban Facebook on the university library computers between 10-4.
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Post by: Jace on 23 Feb 2010, 12:42
Hey guys, I have a job now. I work at the McDonalds that is about a 4 minute walk from my house. If I had a car I would have been able to try and get a job driving around to businesses and trying to get them to use verizon. But hey, at least I have a job!
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Post by: redglasscurls on 23 Feb 2010, 15:01
GODDAMN CAT UPDATE
 1) she has fleas
 2) she has worms
 3) she has infected my other cat with the fleas and hopefully not the ringworms
GROSS


ALSO, EXPENSIVE
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Post by: Patrick on 23 Feb 2010, 15:26
Guys.

Guys I officially have a job that is somewhat less shitty than my old McDonald's one.

It's supposed to be a temp position, but if I don't spend all my time jacking off in the bathrooms instead of actually working, I will most likely wind up as a permanent hire with benefits and shit. Also I am starting as a cashier and the lady was basically like "Yeah I will probably wind up bombing you with metric shitloads of hours year-round."

I stopped being so emo about the job too and now the only thing that bothers me is the fact that it's like 5 miles on a bike each way to get there, and Livermore is hella hillz.

I even got to sign an adorable little non-disclosure agreement basically saying that I won't tell Lowe's about our promotions. Which seems silly to me. Why the hell would Lowe's ever come up and be like "Hey. Hey you. You look like a smart guy. Tell you what, smart guy. I'll make you a deal. Tell me about Home Depot's upcoming sales and I'll give you fifty dolla--" no that shit doesn't happen ever. It was still cute though.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 23 Feb 2010, 15:44
Hey guys, I have a job now. I work at the McDonalds that is about a 4 minute walk from my house. If I had a car I would have been able to try and get a job driving around to businesses and trying to get them to use verizon. But hey, at least I have a job!

Guys I officially have a job that is somewhat less shitty than my old McDonald's one.

Dick

It's supposed to be a temp position, but if I don't spend all my time jacking off in the bathrooms instead of actually working,

I had that job, its called night security, I hit 3 times one shift easy-peasy.

Blogging: So I wrote a check for $2500 of my moms money to basically cover the rent my old roommate didnt pay and got a piece of paper saying the landlord wont come after me for anything now. Thank fucking-god thats off my mind now. Alls left to due is sue my ex-roommate which I will wait a few months to do, let my life settle.

After the hardest week of work/life training new hires, I am basically spending my day walking around like an elementary school teacher answering questions and generally musing out loud or regaling the new hires with things I forgot to mention last week. Easiest week of my life.

Ive also decided to regrow my moustache complete with soulpatch, get prescription Ray Bans and invest in some minimal v-necks and tight pants suspenders and some button up shirts and basically rip off a combination of Joey Jeremiah and Johnny Depp for my look. Throw in some Mr. Schue for work attire. And basically dress with style.

As is, Im fashionable but boring, I want to stylish and be 'hot'. My b-day is in under a month and am going to try to get the glasses by then, my facial hair will be in as well. Once that starts up Ill take some before/after pics.
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Post by: Patrick on 23 Feb 2010, 16:00
I wasn't tryna do datttttttt :(
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 23 Feb 2010, 16:02
Dawg, I was talking about the recipe site.

Why the crap do you need an invite for a recipe wiki

Seriously.

I really want someone to tell me
I'm going to guess that it's because the recipe wiki doesn't accept registrations right now but I hear it's really good and damn do I love me some well-made Cheesecake. Hopefully, it'll have a good recipe for Cheesecake.
But seriously, don't ask me why the recipe wiki doesn't have registrations open. I'm not in charge of it.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Feb 2010, 16:02
My feet hurt so bad, and my head is basically 80% hair gel. Time for bed!
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 23 Feb 2010, 16:16
guys, i am on the verge of spending 75% of my bank account.

"On what?" I can hear you asking. Well, I'll tell you: a television. a NICE television. I still have to check around at a few other places but the deed could potentially be done by tonight squeeeee.

I am so nervous and excited. I'm gonna have to have a one-man Blu-Ray marathon party to celebrate if I end up buying one.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 23 Feb 2010, 17:43
So it's probably going to snow at least 5 inches on Thursday?  I'm getting tired of building igloos (quinzees), and I don't think we can top our last one, anyways.  That sucker had two chambers connected by a 7-foot long tunnel and could seat 11 people with room to spare.
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Post by: tania on 23 Feb 2010, 19:46
so guess who has two thumbs and just got accepted to complete her master's degree at the university of ottawa starting this september?!

THIS GIRL, FUCK YEAH!
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Post by: tania on 23 Feb 2010, 19:46
p.s. sorry you all had to listen to me whine about applications for like the five months leading up to this
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Post by: celticgeek on 23 Feb 2010, 20:46
Congratulations, tania!!
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Post by: Verergoca on 23 Feb 2010, 21:58
Goooo Tania!

Also, guess who got a positive work review and probably a lovely raise due to that?

THIS GUY, FUCK YEAH!
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Post by: Emaline on 23 Feb 2010, 22:04
Sickness update:


I didn't go to the dr. I stopped puking around 2:48pm, so I think I'll be ok. I was extremely dehydrated because I couldn't drink anything, but my wonderful boyfriend brought me home some 7up, ginger ale, and ice. So that's definitely helped. I feel a bit better, though still hella tired, and sore. My face is still covered in dots, which sucks, and I got through to Hot Topic finally and the lady seemed to be totally ok with rescheduling, so that is good.




Amanda, that sucks about your kitty. Do you have a spare room you could keep it in? At least until it is cleared of fleas and worms. Worms suck, so if you can keep you cats separated, it'd be less of a headache.


And Tania, thats awesome!



Also, guys I am hella craving alphabet soup. Which is weird because I hate tomatoes, and I hate peas, and it has both. But god it sounds so yummy!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 24 Feb 2010, 00:40
Guys, did you ever see that scene in Blues Brothers 2000 where Elwood is running from the cops and winds up in a Southern Baptist tent revival where there's a gospel choir onstage and the whole church starts singing and Elwood's half brother (the police chief or whatever) is all singing gospel music and it's basically a long and ridiculous story and his new half brother is given a revelation by God and then he praises Jesus by singing "JEEEEZUS" a million times and stuff

Well I guess that doesn't really help convey my message at all



Anyway I'm the guitarist in an all-black Baptist gospel choir in Oakland now

I don't think I will ever do anything predictable ever
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Feb 2010, 01:59
People saw Blues Brothers 2000?
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 24 Feb 2010, 02:37
Yeah, that was the surprising element of that post for me too.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Feb 2010, 08:28
Don't try putting on blackface makeup to try and fit in, though, you'll stick out like a sore thumb.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Feb 2010, 09:10
I've never been sure whether to be ashamed or proud of the fact that my paternal grandfather was a member of the George Mitchell Minstrels, the precursor to the Black and White Minstrels.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 24 Feb 2010, 09:32
dear bloggy thread,

i am considering spending large amounts of internet dollars on Rad Stuff that you guys have recommended to me.
is this a worthwhile indulgence?

i normally don't shop much, but feel like i deserve it after all the stressful stuff i've been through lately.

xoxoxo,
anna
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Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Feb 2010, 10:01
Blaggy,

So I've decided to take up doing portraits and figure drawing because it's always fascinated me more than other forms of drawing and I should stop being lazy and actually draw rather than doodle.

Local colleges actually offer no art classes on the form. Neither do they offer classes on how to speak German. The most they offer is introduction to visual arts, which is something I've already done several times through school. Dang, I'm going to have to travel, like, out of the county.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Feb 2010, 10:16
It's not the same but if you want to compromise, you could try online courses or see if the local library has any books. German is certainly something you can start to learn alone, and if you like it then it'll be worth making the trek.

I just cleaned out the mouse cage! But I've discovered I forgot to buy any sawdust, so I've given her lots of paper and hay and I'm hoping it'll do for now. Tomorrow the ball I bought for her to run in should arrive, so she won't be so bored, and if I have time I will go and look for a shop that is not a designer clothes shop or a posh stationers' or a coffee shop (it might be a difficult ask). I also need a carrycage that's big and secure enough for her to be happy in whilst I clean out the main cage, and a little dish for food - at the moment it is strewn across the floor. Some toys would be nice too but that can wait, she's still having a good time with the twigs and things.

This feels like too much responsibility. All the time I was washing out the cage I was worried she would escape from the box inside a box I had put her in - I even had to go back and check that she was still ok.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Feb 2010, 10:30
Oh, I am, but it is easier for me to learn from someone talking, and I'm back on my restricted internet so doing things like youtube or video is kind of out of the question. I pick up things here and there, which isn't so much an attempt to learn but to provide a bit of a backdrop when I start formally learning.
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Post by: Caleb on 24 Feb 2010, 14:48
Oh man.

Snow day for the gym today.

Looks like walking to work is the only exercise I will get today.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Feb 2010, 14:56
May mice are the best pets! I used to keep mice before I got a kitty.

Be careful with sawdust because it can make them itchy (it caused one of my mice to scratch his head till it bled through and it never healed). I was recommended recylcled paper cat litter from my pet shop and it worked a treat, it is also really easy to clean as it doesn't break up so much and leave dust like sawdust does.

You don't really need to buy toys, as they are usually really happy with bits of stick and contraptions made of cardboard - give her a bunch of toilet roll tubes, some crumpled paper and a running wheel (use cooking oil on the spinning parts so they don't make noise) and she will be the happiest mouse ever!



Dear blag thread, I have been with my boyfriend 8 months! I am pretty proud and this is such an awesome and wonderful relationship.
Here is a bonus picture of us looking silly.
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4610/20091217img9230.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2010, 15:04
Never last.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Feb 2010, 15:06
Look at his beard.
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Post by: Ladybug on 24 Feb 2010, 15:07
Job interview tomorrow! I'm not as nervous as I expected I would be, I guess maybe because I kind of don't think I have a chance, so I'll just go in there, do my best and try to remain calm and collected and not too shy, and then see how it goes? If nothing else, I'll finally have been to a job interview! And if/when they let me know I didn't get it, I can always ask what ended up being the deciding factor and then try to improve? I dunno, I'll probably get ridiculously nervous right before going there tomorrow :/

Also, the concept of "snow day" always sort of makes me laugh, up until I think about what a fucking chaos certain cities here get when there's snow, and we live in fucking Norway, some snow should be expected.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2010, 15:29
Look at his beard.

Sometimes the beard does not make the man.
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Post by: sean on 24 Feb 2010, 15:42
however the above poster is a wonderful counter-example
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Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2010, 15:59
I don't have a beard.
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Post by: tommydski on 24 Feb 2010, 15:59
Oh.
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Post by: Caleb on 24 Feb 2010, 16:06
http://www.sadtrombone.com/
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 24 Feb 2010, 16:26
Blaggy,

So I've decided to take up doing portraits and figure drawing because it's always fascinated me more than other forms of drawing and I should stop being lazy and actually draw rather than doodle.

Local colleges actually offer no art classes on the form. Neither do they offer classes on how to speak German. The most they offer is introduction to visual arts, which is something I've already done several times through school. Dang, I'm going to have to travel, like, out of the county.
http://gekos.no/art/index.php/component/option,com_idoblog/Itemid,60/id,68/task,viewpost/
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Post by: Patrick on 24 Feb 2010, 16:33
Ed, livemocha.com will teach you German, and that shit is free. Learn proper written German there and it'll at least give you a foundation to possibly test into a higher class than "Beginning German" or whatever. Site is HELLA legittttt

I'm the guitarist in an all-black Baptist gospel choir in Oakland now
Oh my God Patrick this is so fucking cool

These two sentences are the same exact sentences that keep running through my brain at all times in an endless loop. Right now I am just practicing. I always sorta wanted to do hella rad gospel stuff in a good and proper gospel band, I've always had a lot of respect for good gospel musicians growing up. The rhythm sections play so fucking tight, always blew my mind growing up.

And contemporary gospel isn't a style I've ever been familiar with at all, really, so I'm really glad I made a good enough impression on the band to have them just be like "Oh, yeah dude, you're totally welcome to join us, let's get you the click tracks to play along to and we'll get you up to speed with us, and if you're confident you're ready, then you can join us for the big show we're playing in L.A. in a week and a half." Just like that, bam, I'm invited to play in a major show, HELLA short notice.

I'm probably gonna wind up going to the show and talking to some famous gospel musician 'cause I'll have enjoyed their performance, and then my new bandmates will be like "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO THAT WAS?!!!" and I'll be like "Uh no who was that" and they'll be like "THAT WAS _____ _______, THE FAMOUS GOSPEL (instrument) PLAYER" and I'll be like "Oh rad" and still have no idea what the fuck is going on.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 24 Feb 2010, 17:09
Bitches I gots the wi-fi! I am writing this from my bed!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Feb 2010, 17:20
Oh man thanks both of you guys, I'm going to look into those later when I get the chance

Except you Nick, fuck you

(I don't mean that)

Edit: Whoa, pagebreak. I also just realized that "Fuck you Nick" sounds a lot like "Fuck eunuchs".
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 24 Feb 2010, 17:48
Man, I am reading a book entitled Women and Gender in Islam right now for a feminism class I'm taking and it's so hard to understand. It's essentially like reading the Old Testament equivalent (I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS CALLED/IS?) of the Qu'ran. For someone who has basically no knowledge of Arabic, middle eastern history or the Islamic faith it's a tough-ass read. I've gotten through 7 pages in a hour. Granted, I am a slow reader but that's like turtle speed no matter which way you slice it. SUPER INTERESTING though, so I'm not too discouraged.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 24 Feb 2010, 17:57
I am so jealous
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Post by: JD on 24 Feb 2010, 20:43
Fuck Autism
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Feb 2010, 22:36
I just spent all day playing Lord of the Rings Risk for research for work.
I came second, I beat one of the directors, I am pretty happy with that.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 24 Feb 2010, 22:45
LotR Risk > Risk
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 25 Feb 2010, 01:54
I just spent all day playing Lord of the Rings Risk for research for work.
I came second, I beat one of the directors, I am pretty happy with that.
Oh no, now you're going to get fired because you showed them all up.
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Post by: scarred on 25 Feb 2010, 08:49
!!!
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Post by: Jace on 25 Feb 2010, 09:15
LotR Risk > Risk

Diplomacy > any version of Risk.
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Post by: scarred on 25 Feb 2010, 09:16
diplomacy 7.3 in starcraft?

too nerdy?
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Feb 2010, 10:44
so uh, i might record in spoon's studio for free

awesome!

LotR Risk > Risk

false!

Blog thread, today is my birthday: I have spent it implementing sha-1 (voluntarily) in a programming language (links) that is kinda shitty mainly because I was meant to be hanging out with my parents who are flying (ryanair) in today but their flight got delayed by 5 (five) hours because of the french (from France) strikes. So I spent today listening to Pavement, the Mountain Goats, and superchunk, but tonight I'm apparently going out to a 50s and 60s night with some people which should be cool. But I'm hungry now and kinda waiting for my parents to get dinner with.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 25 Feb 2010, 15:04
GUYS I FOUND A KITTEN
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 25 Feb 2010, 15:41
So, my pathetic still kinda sick ass is watching True Life: I live Another Life on the Web. And there is this girl who plays shows(sings and plays guitar) on Second Life and can't get up the nerve to do it in real life.

And basically, I am so jealous of her. I can't even get the nerve to sing in front of my boyfriend(who, the one time I did sing in front of, told me how awesome I am). For truthins, all I want to do is sing. Lately, I've been wanting to get a ukulele just to play for fun and sing with, but not in front of people. And I've been slightly thinking of learning some songs, and then you know doing something incredible embarasing like making a video recording of myself singing and playing ukulele and putting it online and letting the internet judge me. But uh, for obvious reasons that is a terrible idea.

Sigh.
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Post by: Inlander on 25 Feb 2010, 16:15
!!!

No, Spoon.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Feb 2010, 16:29
My feet really really hurt and my hair is almost completely solid (and I have mating plumage from having my fringe slicked back for so long). I had to stand in the lights for the duration of a general entry and fifteen FIFTEEN solos, smiling pleasantly and keeping all my weight on one leg while the other looked elegant. Ouch.
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Post by: glyphic on 25 Feb 2010, 16:47
I feel obligated to make a joke about sex acts. I am going to resist the urge, but I want you to know how hard this is for me.

 
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 25 Feb 2010, 16:49
GUYS I FOUND A KITTEN

fuck yeah that is great!

I'm glad something good is finally happening to you, Zing, your life was starting to depress me.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 25 Feb 2010, 17:10
Don't worry, the kitten will probably end up robbing him and all will be right with the world again.
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Post by: Dazed on 25 Feb 2010, 17:16
His kitten will be the first kitten to discover the art of human speech.

It will do this whilst dying, and its first and last words will be to blame him for its death.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 25 Feb 2010, 17:26
\singing and playing ukulele

You could totally do The Gooch



(Scrubs reference)
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Post by: Jace on 25 Feb 2010, 17:38
GUYS THAT KITTEN I FOUND TURNED OUT TO BE AN ELDRITCH ABOMINATION AND NOW I AM GOING INSANE.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 25 Feb 2010, 19:09
no it is an adorable kitten and it follows me everywhere and cuddles me all the time



it also beat the shit out of my father's dog which was awesome
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Post by: sean on 25 Feb 2010, 19:37
blog thread ever feel like you are just straight up unhappy?

i think i am unhappy.
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Post by: jhocking on 25 Feb 2010, 19:37
well, I could go to the emergency room, but the best one is like an hours drive, and that seems too costly for something that might be better tomorrow morning. I don't know. I'm afraid to drink water. I am going to try to wait it out, but if I'm not better by morning, I guess I'm going to go to the ER.

A couple years ago I endured a night with terrible stomach pains and vomiting, and in the morning it was still so bad that I went to the ER. I ended up waiting around for like two hours, then another hour of examination, and finally it turned out there was nothing specific wrong with me so I went home. The bill was for $6000, of which almost $2000 I had to pay because I'm a freelancer with high-deductible health insurance. fucking hell

Bitches I gots the wi-fi! I am writing this from my bed!

A couple weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching Hulu on my laptop and I thought back to before I had wifi when I derisively remarked "what do I need with wireless in my apartment? So that I can move my computer ten feet from my desk to my couch? pfft"
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Post by: Jace on 25 Feb 2010, 19:47
The bill was for $6000, of which almost $2000 I had to pay because I'm a freelancer with high-deductible health insurance. fucking hell

And people say health reform is a bad thing.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Feb 2010, 20:09
Yes but I think we've been over this and decided that those people are either stupid idiots, evil fucks or stupid evil idiot fucks
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Post by: JD on 25 Feb 2010, 21:22
or unaware of how much they really rely on the government.
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Post by: squawk on 25 Feb 2010, 22:14
so i just realized that in exactly a month i am going to get my cal rejection letter

oh no

:[
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Post by: RallyMonkey on 25 Feb 2010, 22:28
Way to think positive.
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Post by: Christophe on 25 Feb 2010, 22:30
come to uc merced

no, don't, unless there's a major here you want to take
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 25 Feb 2010, 22:44
In 31 Days i am leaving to The Orient.
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Post by: jodizzle on 26 Feb 2010, 01:48
Hi bloggles!

I am on holidays!  Yay!  On Sunday the boy and I are going to Noosa for 5 days of fun and beach and pools and spas and alcoholic beverages and one year anniversary shenanigans!

My anniversary present came yesterday!  Now I have my shiny silver <3 ring and it totally rules.

I am excited except it is raining and my washing is on the line.
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Feb 2010, 01:55
Dear blag,

Today was incredibly unproductive. I applied at Applebee's. Whoopeeeee Applebee's seirgjksiemrg what a fantastic career opportunity

Now, for some TMI. It will be in small text so's it's easier to skip over. Nothing truly disgusting, just some... issues I'm worried about.

I haven't actually felt any physical desire to get my bone on for just under a month and a half now, and it's starting to scare me a little bit. I don't know if it's health-related or if it's all just psychological bullshit or something, I really don't have a clue. All I know is that I've had to force myself to find some kind of erotica relevant to my personal tastes and get it over with, just because I have heard it is healthy or something? There's no actual urge to do any kind of sexual act, despite a few opportunities, and this has been going on for weeks, and I'm really starting to be quite scared of what it is that's making this happen. Whatever happened to that ridiculous insatiable libido I had not even six weeks ago? It's seriously GONE.

Okay gonna go to sleep now.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Feb 2010, 02:09
Probably something to do with not having a job and the shitty situation with your step-mum. Various stressors in life can seriously impact one's sex drive. I wouldn't worry about it overly much.
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Feb 2010, 02:19
Jens I know your dad is a doctor but something tells me you are fucking with me
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Post by: scarred on 26 Feb 2010, 02:33
No, it's true. WebMD says so.
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Post by: Spluff on 26 Feb 2010, 03:01
Kahlua Cock.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Feb 2010, 03:24
I'm not a boy, maybe boyparts are really as alien as Cosmo would have be believe, but I would say that it's more normal to be able to exist without constant sexings than it is to feel a constant urge. When you've been feeling that way for six months, worry some.


So my room is not exactly tidy and my mum is arriving in about an hour or maybe two. I'm not sure how I'm going to fit the extra bed in, there are two massive boxes and a chair filling the space it should go. Some creative reorganising is called for, but first I have to write an essay. Meh.
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Post by: Inlander on 26 Feb 2010, 03:34
Congratulations Patrick, you're becoming a grown-up.

In my experience the sex drive significantly decreases in the colder months.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Feb 2010, 03:46
Oddly enough I have found the exact opposite.
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Post by: scarred on 26 Feb 2010, 03:51
Yeah most of my relationships have reached full blossom in the wint'ry months.
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Post by: Inlander on 26 Feb 2010, 04:01
Who's talking about relationships?!
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Post by: allison on 26 Feb 2010, 04:15
Guys guys guys I am leaving in 10 minutes to go see the Internet yaaaaaaaaaaaay!
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Post by: scarred on 26 Feb 2010, 04:58
Who's talking about relationships?!

correction: "relations"

better?
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Post by: Ladybug on 26 Feb 2010, 05:54
So my room is not exactly tidy and my mum is arriving in about an hour or maybe two.

This sounds familiar. My mom sent me a text message yesterday, at midnight, asking if she could spend a few hours at my dorm room today without me being there, because I had to work and she had to be out of her hotel room at noon, while the train didn't leave until like 11PM. I had to leave for school early this morning, so the entire curling game last night was spent cleaning. Fun times.

Is it normal that it's it's really fucking awkward to spend an hour or two in the same tiny room as my mom, where there are no real sources or entertainment except my computer? At least now I knit, so we talk about that a little bit, but still. Awkward.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Feb 2010, 07:58
I'm really glad she's here, actually, although we used to fight quite a bit. I've only spent a week with her since I started uni so it's good to see her. Right now I'm trying (and failing) to focus on writing an essay and she's reading but we just got back from delicious lunch and tonight she's coming to watch my ballet show :)

Blog thread, I feel awful, because a girl I was best friends with in high school is miserable and depressed and generally having an awful time and I want to help, but when I was fourteen I thought it would be good for my social status if I stopped hanging out with her, so we haven't been in touch for about five years. Now I'm less juvenile and I miss how much fun we had, but would it be weird to just get back in touch?
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Feb 2010, 13:02
I'm not a boy, maybe boyparts are really as alien as Cosmo would have be believe, but I would say that it's more normal to be able to exist without constant sexings than it is to feel a constant urge. When you've been feeling that way for six months, worry some.

Dude my shit is so backed up that I'm probably gonna be shooting explosive rounds out of the stupid thing the next time I get off, is all I'm saying
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Post by: glyphic on 26 Feb 2010, 13:22
You just made me remember that a friend I had in college used to tape a target above his headboard between girlfriends.
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Post by: glyphic on 26 Feb 2010, 13:22
I am not remembering this fondly.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 26 Feb 2010, 13:34
dear insurance and red tape:

suck it. all i want is my stupid goddamned effexor so i am not so ding dang crazy and nooooooooo you are now wanting proof that this other drug won't work and i absolutely need this one particular kind of drug. i get that you'd rather pay for the cheaper one BUT I AM ONLY COVERED UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH AND I KNOW YOU ARE PURPOSELY DRAGGING YOUR FEET, INSURANCE. the nice pharmacist is going to try to call the dr right now, but if the dr is too busy and doesn't get in touch with them today, i'm boned, basically. and i get to pay $150 for some drugs that i would have only had to pay $30 for.
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Post by: Emaline on 26 Feb 2010, 13:44
Brittany, that really sucks. Insurance companies are the worst.





Blog thread,

So, I thought I was getting all better, but my tummbly still hurts, and my eyes have been killing me. I am hoping I am just dehydrated and that I'll be ok soon.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 26 Feb 2010, 13:47
it's okay, my mommy will pay for it if i can't. thank god for my mommy. normally i'd be able to take care of it myself, but i decided it'd be a good idea to take a week off between jobs and decompress. oh well, i really should have worked until monday and had 6 days off instead of 8 since you're covered until the end of the month, but i didn't know that until after i'd quit.
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Post by: I Am Not Amused on 26 Feb 2010, 14:07
Effexor makes me jittery to the point of interfering with day-to-day activities. Prozac works great for the emotional stuff, but Prozac makes it so it takes me roughly 45-75 minutes to orgasm.

So I just don't take anything and stay crazy.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Feb 2010, 14:43
Guys my kitten has turned out to be possessed by the spirit of a mass murderer who now wants to take over my body so he can go back to murdering people what do I do my life is suck drama drama drama a bloo bloo bloo everything is ruined forever



(Actually, it's just really hard to sleep when you have a kitten trying to eat your ears)
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Post by: Emaline on 26 Feb 2010, 14:47
My boyfriend and I saw a stray kitten last night. I thought of you, and Amanda.


I tried to convince my boyfriend to go get some chicken nuggets(it was in the McDonald's parking lot), and convince it to come home with us. He wouldn't do it. And then when we got home the first thing he said was "I regret not getting that kitten.  :-( "
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Post by: Inlander on 26 Feb 2010, 15:05
(Actually, it's just really hard to sleep when you have a kitten trying to eat your ears)

Don't worry, eventually they grow up and their teeth aren't so tiny and needly and it doesn't hurt quite so much.
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Feb 2010, 16:33
a friend I had in college used to tape a target above his headboard between girlfriends.

Sigquote ahoy
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Post by: DarkAvenger on 26 Feb 2010, 16:49
Dear blog thread

Today I finished what may be the finest essay I have ever written. I was expected to write, in an hour, an essay that my English teacher provided the introductory paragraph for. You see, she believes that there is a clear connection between Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and Khaled Hosseini's novel "The Kite Runner". Her facts were marginally supportive at best relating solely to Jacob Marley's guilt at cheating people out of their income or something. It wasn't very clear. She however then stated after giving us the introduction to our essays that we could use the same tactic (comparing The Kite Runner to an outside work) as long as we keep the same format. So I changed it out of spite. I wrote an essay comparing the Joker, specifically using examples from The Dark Knight, and Amir from "The Kite Runner". I followed the rules exactly. I just took a bit of artistic license with the topic. If I wrote the essay continuing from what she started it would have been pretty damn boring, thirty copies of the same thing, so I figure if I fail the assignment I will have at least entertained somebody.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Feb 2010, 17:11
So it wasn't really out of spite, you just did exactly what she wanted and instructed you to do.

I mean, yeah! Fight the power man! You show that teacher that she can't control you. You're a rebel at the gates of dawn and you take no prisoners!
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Post by: Dazed on 26 Feb 2010, 17:24
(http://business.virgin.net/flyfishing.flies/scotland-wallace4.gif)
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Post by: DarkAvenger on 26 Feb 2010, 17:52
Yeah... I guess. However she won't see it that way. She'll get mad at me and ignore the fact that it makes sense.
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Post by: Dazed on 26 Feb 2010, 18:19
Poor, misunderstood youth.
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Post by: tania on 26 Feb 2010, 18:31
i agree that the best part of making the transition from teenager to adult is picking on people younger than you while conveniently forgetting that you, like everyone else, were once that age and also that your small age advantage makes you and your opinions and your problems only slightly more worthy of note than those of a teenager, at best

suck on that kid. you're in high school and your problems are unimportant. grow up, stop being so immature, etc.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Feb 2010, 18:40
If it helps I totally agree that writing an essay about the Joker is Awesome. Really there's no denying that.
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Feb 2010, 21:44
Oh god I just got out of evening rehearsal tonight and we've got rehearsal at 8am tomorrow and oh fuck I am already tired
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Post by: Eris on 26 Feb 2010, 21:52
I got told I look like my mother today. This is not an entirely unusual comment ( do look a lot like my mother, and got told that a lot), it is more of an uncommon occurrence since I moved 3 hours away from not only my mother, but almost all the people I know who have seen her and me together.

Explanation: I was at work today and a large group of people came in to eat lunch. Two of the people came in later, and it was then that I realised that I actually knew them. This is because one of the late people is a guy I went to primary school with. As his mother was paying she commented that she used to know my mother (well duh lady, we lived in a small town and your son and I went to school together, this isn't that surprising), and that I looked like mum. Also to tell mum she says hello. A slightly strange situation to be in, but I will pass the message along like a dutiful daughter.

That is probably the highlight of my day so far, seeing as I got yelled at by one of the chefs because I bought him the wrong cigarettes and made a joke about it. Ah well!
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Post by: Slick on 26 Feb 2010, 22:08
See I know I have said this before but I was just listening to your description of your day and then cracked up giggling because everyone you talked today spoke with an australian accent and none of you thought that was weird!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Feb 2010, 23:26
Says the guy with the Canadian accent.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 26 Feb 2010, 23:30
Ok so tonight is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which means I have the apartment to myself as my girlfriend has gone out with her friends to get drunk and watch the parade. I don't go to these kinds of things because I hate drunk people and large crowds. Instead I shall be staying at home, getting lovely and eating copious amounts of satay chicken while watching dvds.

Awesome.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Feb 2010, 00:06
Or you could come to see max's band at the lansdowne at like 11:30.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Feb 2010, 00:14
I just got home from the first day of a kendo seminar. I am beat and I have to be up again in 6 hours for the second of 5 days. I am so tired but also feel pretty rad, there are few things i like as much as kendo.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Feb 2010, 00:34
wait no it's 4 hours
 shiiiiiiiiiit
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Post by: Patrick on 27 Feb 2010, 05:22
(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5605/bullshitoverdrafts.jpg)

You know, originally I had just chalked up my shitty debt situation to just poor monitoring of my expenses, so I thought to myself, "Well, this sucks, I'm stupid." But instead it's this. Instead of just my $150 of shoddy expense monitoring, it's this shit combined with it.

Man what the fuck. What the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. $1.55 = $32.55 in debt to the bank. That's $200 of my fucking bank debt right there. They slammed me for every fucking last one of those city sales tax charges individually.

I'm more than happy to own up to the fact that I was stupid, but should I pay $200 for it? I'm going to, but that shit is fucked up.

FML.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 27 Feb 2010, 06:05
For some reason I thought that was one of those sneaky fees that the new federal banking laws had put a stop to? Even if they managed to keep that BS legal, you may be able to call the bank and talk to someone reasonable if you have no other history of overdrafts
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Post by: Lines on 27 Feb 2010, 06:32
City sales tax debit? What is that? And yeah, call your bank. They may be able to do something about it if you don't have a history of overdrafts and you put up enough fuss. And then I might suggest making them give you overdraft protection, if that's something you want to do.
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Post by: nobo on 27 Feb 2010, 07:49
call the bank

call your bank


Terrible, terrible advice. You know he's just going to end up falling in love with the rad banker girl and end up with more fees.
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Feb 2010, 08:02
And then I might suggest making them give you overdraft protection, if that's something you want to do.

That's so-so advice. Overdraft protection isn't really a replacement for just plain not spending more than you have, so it can lull you into a false sense of security. Most of the time overdraft protection is either a system for the bank to automatically dip into your savings account if your checking account is empty (that obviously only helps if you have money in a savings account) or it's linking up a credit card to use when your checking account is empty (if you wanted to charge it on a credit card, you should just do that in the first place, instead of having it happen automatically without your knowledge.)

Better advice is to just build up the discipline to never spend a buffer amount that you keep in your checking account at all times. Overdraft protection has always been something banks just gave me when I opened checking accounts, but I'm not sure it's something I would ask for.
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Post by: I Am Not Amused on 27 Feb 2010, 09:09
Ok so tonight is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which means I have the apartment to myself as my girlfriend has gone out with her friends to get drunk and watch the parade. I don't go to these kinds of things because I hate drunk people and large crowds. Instead I shall be staying at home, getting lovely and eating copious amounts of satay chicken while watching dvds.

Awesome.

Not awesome. I don't know how it is in Australia, but in America mass GLBT activities are THE place for straight dudes to hit on chicks. I have seen at least three relationships ruined by the girl going to a gay bar/gay pride parade, letting dude get up ons her more than necessary because she thinks he's gay, finding out he isn't, and then BAM> Secks.

Then again, those girls were kind of whore-y, so maybe my experience shouldn't be extrapolated.

Still, I would have gone with the ladyfriend, just to point out, "No, that guy doesn't take it in the butt, he has been mindfucking your cleavage since we walked in here."
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Post by: Ladybug on 27 Feb 2010, 09:15
See, you probably should've thought about that a bit more before posting it. Especially the second paragraph.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Feb 2010, 10:01
Blog thread, room hunting is tiring! And a bit disheartening. All the rooms are completely different so you have to go in with a set of restrictions and stick to them, but I'm not in a very strong position so all the best rooms will be gone before I sign up. Meh. Time to eat some cheese.
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Post by: öde on 27 Feb 2010, 10:56
Jimmy, you have to watch your girlfriend at all times because women are untrustworthy whores that will sleep with any man they find.

That is how your post reads, just to give you some perspective.
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Feb 2010, 12:47
My eyes hurt. I can't look up, and light super bothers me, and I don't know what to do.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 27 Feb 2010, 12:51
Drink less
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Post by: Dimmukane on 27 Feb 2010, 13:05
I could have used that advice last night
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Feb 2010, 13:08
I haven't drank in a long while. I originally thought that my eyes hurt because of being sick and thus getting dehydrated, but the past two days all I've done is drink water. I don't think I could be more hydrated.

And basically, I'm so fed up with doctor bullshit, that I don't even want to go to "my" doctor with it. I originally went to him because my eyes hurt and he said he didn't see anything wrong with them, but just in case I should visit an eye doctor. So we did that and it was absolutely horrible. The doctor didn'tlisten to a word I said, argued with me about what I was seeing, didn't say anything about my eyes hurting, and half the equipment was broken. So, I basically don't want to go through that bullshit again.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Feb 2010, 13:15
I'm sorry Em. It's kind of odd how so many people have so many similar experiences with doctors, but then physicians are held in such high esteem generally.

Blog thread,

We've barely had any snow this year around here so I forgot how much of a pain in the ass it is to shovel a foot of snow out of a long driveway. I also couldn't find my coat, so I ended up grabbing my father's girlfriend's long coat, and the second I bent over to shovel up some snow someone honked their horn at me in passing. This is especially strange because we probably get a dozen cars going down this road a day.

My father also told me to get rid of the kitten, which I am fine with because I already have a cat and I didn't really think I was going to keep it anyways. So I'm probably going to end up taking it to a friend who works with Petsmart to adopt animals (with her permission - she actually approached me about it, not the other way around).
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Post by: Alex C on 27 Feb 2010, 13:20
Most of the doctors I know are really nice despite being ridiculously tired at pretty much all hours, and I know a few dozen. Generally speaking, they work harder than other people and for every one person who was right about trusting their instincts and being their own doctor, there's 3 or 4 idiots who self-treat and end up coming in later or didn't really have anything wrong with them to begin with. You don't hear those "I was wrong" stories often though, since people hate admitting when they have screwed up.

Emaline's could very well be right about her particular situation, of course, and there's no excuse for rudeness. But generally speaking, I do hold doctors in higher esteem than a lot of people I know. If nothing else you know they tend to see things through or else they wouldn't have gotten as far as they have.
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Post by: Slick on 27 Feb 2010, 13:31
Says the guy with the Canadian accent.
It's not an accent! It's how people are supposed to talk.
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Post by: pilsner on 27 Feb 2010, 13:33
It's not an accent! It's how people are supposed to talk, eh.  How aboot it?

I love being Canadian, but even I can admit that the so-called Canadian accent is what happens when you send several generations of the dumbest and most unpleasant Scotsmen to suffer from bilateral frostbite in a place even less hospitable than Scotland.
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Post by: tommydski on 27 Feb 2010, 13:47
We ought to name a song after you.

Call it 'Canada'.
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Post by: Drill King on 27 Feb 2010, 13:52
I don't have an accent :c I wish I did, I wish I had a charming accent like those brits.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Feb 2010, 13:55
I am not saying doctors shouldn't be held in high esteem! I'm just saying that I hear a surprising amount of people who have an innate mistrust of doctors and will pretty much only go to the hospital in the event that they are dying, but then simultaneously rank a doctor as one of the noblest profession. It seems like an odd bit of doublethink. Personally, I just don't go to doctors because I have no health insurance*, not because I don't trust/like them


*If my father finds his goddamn tax forms and gives them to me, though, this should be rectified as soon as next week.
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Post by: Emaline on 27 Feb 2010, 14:01
I admit that my doctor experience was not the typical one. It's just after so many years of not going, and then finally giving in and it being horrid was enough to deter me.


The actually GP doctor wasn't bad. And my original eye problem was likely due to stress(I had just lost my job, and had been losing sleep), which is why he saw nothing wrong with them. I wasn't bothered by him at all. It was the whole eye doctor thing that sucked. I just felt like nothing I said mattered at all. The doctor there brushed over everything I said, and didn't give me any actual advice and then told me that I needed to go pick out a pair of glasses, not telling me that I didn't actually need them. When I asked if I had to get the glasses she just said "Not really. I mean, most places don't even make lens in this prescription." And then continued to pressure me into getting glasses. It was just such bullshit.


And no, I did not get glasses.
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Post by: pilsner on 27 Feb 2010, 14:02
We ought to name a song after you.

Call it 'Canada'.

I could think of titles I'd prefer.   "Iron-y Man", for instance.
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Post by: Scarychips on 27 Feb 2010, 14:25
I don't have an accent :c I wish I did, I wish I had a charming accent like those brits.

At least, you don't have an awful French accent when talking in English. I don't pronounce the "the" as "ze", like my mom though. And I don't have a Quebecois accent either! Woo-hoo for being a Lebanese-Quebecois-Canadian, I guess?

Dear Diary, Dear Whiners Thread, Dear Blog Thread,

I sent my College admission request. I am going to Vanier College (an english college) in Natural Science: Pure and Applied Science. This is going to be fun and I am just waiting for their reply.

Also, I am now in my March break. I would usually use that week to stay home and sleep/play videogames, but I have two incredibly big projects coming on. First, we have to put on a Shakespeare play for my English Class. We chose A Midsummer Night's Dream and we are currently rehearsing. Also, I have to analyse a conflict for my Contemporary World class. I chose the Czechoslovakia Coup D'Etat of 1948 and I have been reading extensively about it for the past two days. Realy interesting.


Anthony.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 27 Feb 2010, 17:57
Jimmy, you have to watch your girlfriend at all times because women are untrustworthy whores that will sleep with any man they find.

Tee hee.

1) Your views on women are horrifying.

2) My girlfriend is more likely to cheat on me with hot lesbians than some dude.

3) Relationships built on mutual trust and respect woo!

4) Bahahahahahahah.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 27 Feb 2010, 18:01
Jimmy, you have to watch your girlfriend at all times because women are untrustworthy whores that will sleep with any man they find.

That is how your post reads, just to give you some perspective.

Its true, history will reflect that no one has ever cheated on anybody ever.
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Post by: Patrick on 27 Feb 2010, 18:07
Re: calling my bank, they ain't gonna give a shit, it's been so long since the date of the actual transaction (a month + 1 week) that they'll just be like "And why are you only telling us this now" and they are so unlikely to buy the excuse of "Well, because I was ready to admit that I was being stupid"

Dear blag

Today my dad made me drive to Santa Cruz. We got to Santa Cruz, turned around, and went back home. It was for the experience of "driving with idiots" as he put it. He was right, 880 and Hwy. 17 are chock full of them, but it wasn't nearly as bad as he seemed to think. Also I drive like such an old man. Hella slow, hella conservative, always making sure I've got like 90 car lengths between me and the car ahead. Pretty sweet y0.

Also on our way back we stopped at this little convenience store side-of-the-road-at-the-top-of-a-bigass-hill kinda deal. I got coffee, except the styrofoam cup broke when I put the lid on. The guy behind the counter spoke with a very heavy accent (his last name on his name tag suggested Korean descent) and he was like "THIS CUP NOT MADE OF STEEL" and I was like "Yes I realize this" and he was like "WHY YOU BREAK CUP YOU SMASH LID" and I'm like "I didn't think it was on all the way, I barely put any pressure on the thing, I'm really sorry, I'm cleaning it up!" and he was like "WHATEVER, IS FOUR-FIFTY" and I was like "Alright here you go I am really sorry for the trouble" and he was like "JUST GO YOU RUIN MY WOOD COUNTER" and I'm like "Look dogg I said I'm sorry and I tried to clean up but I've apparently ruined your counter so I swear on my good name that I will flog myself as soon as I get home in the name of your store's integrity" and dude just looked at me with an expression that suggested he did not appreciate my sarcasm.

I really genuinely felt bad up until I got sick of him being mean to me for something I didn't mean to do. Fuck that guy.
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Post by: jhocking on 27 Feb 2010, 18:24
Its true, history will reflect that no one has ever cheated on anybody ever.

I can't tell who you're agreeing with.
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 27 Feb 2010, 18:57
I am disagreeing, with those who said his views on women were archaic
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 27 Feb 2010, 19:03
But they are. The assumption that all women will have sex with any dude just because he is interested is about as archaic and offensive as assuming that all guys will fuck anything that moves just because it will let them. His views towards women also imply that he has no faith in a woman's ability to make their own decision - "Oh my! A boy wants to have sex with me! Obviously I should do it because I am only a woman and can't control myself!"
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Post by: Chesire Cat on 27 Feb 2010, 19:05
Then again, those girls were kind of whore-y, so maybe my experience shouldn't be extrapolated.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Feb 2010, 20:06
man fuck THIS conversation. (i agree with jimmy but dang we've had this convo befo)

ON A HAPPIER NOTE
last night at my Brittany's Liberation Party I won trivia. Okay I didn't actually win, but I was basically the only one answering the questions, and we ended up in third place so we got some bar dollars and it was great. And super easy, I mean questions like "Nirvana covered 'The Man Who Sold the World' which was originally done by this artist" and "Who is the lead singer of the band T Rex" and "In what song does the phrase 'yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye' appear".
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Post by: Lines on 27 Feb 2010, 20:22
Stuff.
More stuff.

I should have specified the type that straight up rejects your card if you don't have the funds. For whatever reason, though, banks don't want to do this unless you insist. (I don't think many do it at all, though.) But yeah, the best advice is to watch your money more closely and to try to use cash as much as you can so you can watch what you have.

Brittany, that seems like an awesome trivia night!

Also if we go down that conversation of women are whores again, I am going to break out my mean face.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Feb 2010, 20:30
all credit cards have to now linds, (as of the 22nd) unless you opt in to being able to go over/get a fee. i think it's a good thing.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Feb 2010, 20:52
Day 2 over, now even more tired.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 27 Feb 2010, 20:59
I guess I must be quite lucky because my debit card is the kind where, while I do have a daily limit of $1000, the money is insured so as long as I let the bank know as soon as I become aware of any fraud they'll give the money back to me and also it doesn't allow me to get overdrawn (except for direct debit things like my internet bill/electricity bill.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 28 Feb 2010, 10:30
my internet job is AWESOME so far.
ahhhhh.
must...not...faint...from...excitement.

<3
anna
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Post by: tommydski on 28 Feb 2010, 11:09
Better than your old internet job you never talk about?
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 28 Feb 2010, 11:14
that wasn't a job, it was a silly hobby.  :wink:
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Post by: nobo on 28 Feb 2010, 12:01
I can't decide which part of my day so far is stranger. Is it the man who was walking around the gym in nothing but a tiny blue speedo having his picture taken? or was it the bird that ran in front of my car causing me to slam on my brakes?
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Post by: I Am Not Amused on 28 Feb 2010, 12:40
The point of my post was more supposed to be a humorous quip on the fact that straight dudes I know use GLBT events to pick up women, and it has worked where in other circumstances their advances are, like, total failsauce drizzled over failfries. So I was just trying to make a comment on that interesting dynamic, using Jimmy's situation as a jumping-off point.

It wasn't supposed to be comment on women at all, but I get how it could be read like that.

Ah well! I am not used to people taking what I say at face value since I am earnest exactly 0.3% of the time. I apologize for any thoughtless implications I have made.

Blog thread,
I want to watch the new episode of Chuck that is going to be on tomorrow, but don't have television, and none of my friends are into that show (i.e., they won't let me come over to watch it). Does anyone know if it streams live on nbc.com(or anywhere else) as it airs? Or will I have to wait until Tuesday and watch it on Hulu?

Also, working at Pitchfork is really really cool. But to pay the bills I have this awful job where college kids request essays and I get paid to write them. So I guess I am just hoping out loud that the Pfork gig becomes permanent/becomes well-paid enough that I can sustain myself on it.

Thanks for listening, blog thread!
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Post by: Patrick on 28 Feb 2010, 13:05
Guys two interesting things happened today

Interesting Thing #1: got to drive my dad's '65 Mustang
Interesting Thing #2: went flying immediately afterward

This would not have happened if I had gone to Sunday service at the church I play at in Oakland. I am only there for the music, I'm not there to be religious, and I still don't have the music down perfectly yet. Also it kinda creeped me out yesterday when we prayed and everybody was all holding hands and saying "YES, JESUS" the whole time. I can hold hands just fine, and I'm fine if you wanna be vocal about worshipping whoever, but man, I just don't wanna be around that kind of "YES JESUS I PRAISE YOU HERE I'M GONNA SPEAK IN TONGUES FOR YOU" (yes they did this) kind of stuff man it scares me a little bit and if the choir is doing it when it's a small group imagine what an entire church of these people's relatives is gonna sound like

But yeah today was awesome
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Feb 2010, 13:33
You uh, you didn't see that kind of thing coming?
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Post by: Patrick on 28 Feb 2010, 13:42
Man I been living 3 years in a country where they didn't have religion for over 60 years no I did not see it coming

Edit to add: maybe in hindsight I should never have left
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Feb 2010, 13:44
Hee! Surprise God!
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 28 Feb 2010, 15:04
My parents booked my flight to Sweden on the 31st of March, without actually consulting me. This would be ok if there wasn't a friend's band playing in a competition really near to that date, so now I can't go see them. That's not so bad though, because I'm going to Sweden for a week! Woo!
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 28 Feb 2010, 15:27
Interesting Thing #1: got to drive my dad's '65 Mustang

I had a 65 and a 66 mustang as a kid.  I think my total investment in both of those was under $2k. The 65 was a total piece of shit, but the 66 was in pretty good shape. I was lucky enough to learn to drive at a time when all sorts of fantastic muscle cars were just 'old cars'.  My high school parking lot was full of mustangs, LeManses, Nova's, Impalas, Galaxies, Camaros, etc.   I had a friend with a dope ass Chevy II.  Another friend drove an Olds 442.  Like I said, these were our parent's throw aways or cars we picked up for a few hundred dollars because they had big V-8s in them. 

I own an old Chevelle today that is worth more than my three year old Saturn was brand new.  My wife and I sometimes marvel at this fact because I remember another friend of mine buying himself a Chevelle for $300.  So despite the fact that I've outgrown my desire to drive Mustangs, I do wish I still had that old 65.  It was an early model with the 260 V8 from the Falcon.  I remember the serial number on that thing was 3000 something.  It was wimbeldon white with a red interior.  I bet it's worth a motherfucking grip of cash now (I refuse to look it up.  I'll be sad.  My dad sold it for $750 when I was in college because it was taking up too much room in his garage)

Anyway.... fun little cars to drive.  I've got a lot of teenage memories involving being under the hood of (or just under) some really hot old cars.

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Post by: StaedlerMars on 28 Feb 2010, 16:11
religious singing shock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4avoEbGjYu0
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Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Feb 2010, 17:27
So that really important ice hockey match that my team played today? Varsity, the one everyone has been working towards all year?

I didn't get to play.

I wouldn't have got to play even if we'd been in such a strong position that putting the third line out couldn't do any damage, because during the ceremonial warmup I fell over so hard that I've bruised my coccyx sufficiently badly that it still hurts nine hours later, after two Ibuprofen. I fell over five times in warmup. I have not fallen over five times all year, except when I've been bodily slammed into.

Also we lost.

But on the whole, it was actually a really good game. It was incredibly close, it's the closest it's been in anyone's memory with the first four goals scored switching between us and them. But they pulled two ahead and although we made up one, we couldn't equalise. It's hardly an even match though; Cambridge have won three times in my entire life.

The men also lost their match yesterday. They were winning until the last few minutes and then Oxford equalised in the last thirty seconds and won on the shootout. The non-Universiy team won their match, thankfully, by a heft margin, so on the whole not as bad as it could have been. I was gutted by our match though. I wish I could have played, and I wish I hadn't got injured, and I wish we had won. Any of those things would have made me less tearful.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Feb 2010, 18:09
Blaggy,

I took the main little refrain from Bad Romance (Ra ra, ah ah ahh, roma, romama, gaga, ooh la la bit) and figured it out on my guitar, slowed it down and made it into a really heavy Black Sabbath-ish sounding song.

I have to get a band together and do this live.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Feb 2010, 18:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jTBZdI4790
?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Feb 2010, 21:29
Ugh, better than that.
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Post by: Patrick on 28 Feb 2010, 21:32
Yeah that guy doesn't do the chord changes very well at all, they get changed up into dom7 chords in the second half of the refrain

Speaking of music, I got bored and started fucking around with a little idea that was kicking around in my head. It turned into this. (http://www.box.net/shared/p6cfv53nn1) It's 3 tracks, and it's pretty sloppy, but it gets the job done. Considering adding vocals.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Feb 2010, 22:25
Don't tell Australia Post that I'm forging my housemate's signature! But if you do tell them, tell them that it's with her consent and at her insistence.

Oh man I am living on the edge of the seat on a train travelling to a station where I would change trains to one that on alternate days diverts to a life of petty crime.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 28 Feb 2010, 22:29
i finally finished the 2nd part of my interweb job qualification exam. woooooooot!

results arrive tomorrow!
confident/excited!

love you all,
anna
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Post by: abadname on 28 Feb 2010, 23:41
Don't tell Australia Post that I'm forging my housemate's signature! But if you do tell them, tell them that it's with her consent and at her insistence.

Oh man I am living on the edge of the seat on a train travelling to a station where I would change trains to one that on alternate days diverts to a life of petty crime.
You put it in writing and now they will know, good job!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Feb 2010, 23:48
Man, it's Australia Post. I'm surprised they even check the signature. So many times have I come home to find they've just left a package for me on top of the letter box instead of a parcel-slip. When they do leave one, even if it asks for photo ID they just give me the package without even looking at me. I mean I know I'm huge and terrifying but damnit, you're meant to be looking after my shit!
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Post by: Emaline on 28 Feb 2010, 23:49
I actually think I might be misanthropic.

I just...sigh. I hate people. And it's not like anyone did anything to insult me. I've just been disgusted by that way people act. Or annoyed. And I realize that this is going to make a lot of people dislike me, but man. I do not care.


Anyway, uh. I have a stomach ache, and am worried I'm going to be sick again, and I'm done with that. Yesterday, the boyfriend and I went out to various stores, and nested. We bought house stuff, and are planning on doing this more. We are going to buy furniture, and cookware, and actually work on getting our apartment to be more home-y, as opposed to having crappy mismatched furniture and cheap silverware. We bought a lamp! And it is fantastic. Our living room is bearable to be in now. We also bought a fancy silverware set and through out all the old crappy stuff.

We went on a long trek trying for what was initially a search for a lamp. We decided we'd check out Crate & Barrel, but that was a mistake. They closed at 7pm apparently, which doesn't work for us because we are evening sort of folks and did not leave until like 5pm, at which point we got food and dicked around at a used bookstore before starting our quest. Also, they were is this terrible creepy area that was all rich and stuffy and white and just overall bad. The looks I got for my piercings were awkward. So we headed over to Bed, Bath, And Beyond, and well, that was a mistake. We both want everything there. We could easily spend millions there. We did not however find a decent lamp, so we ended up trying Pier One, also a mistake. Because that place is weird and creepy. I remember thinking it was neat as a kid, but now I just feel silly being there. I do not need a statue of a very shiny rooster. Or a ceramic bulldog puppy. So we left there and just headed to Target, where we found a really nice lamp, and I'm so happy with it.

Today, we spent time with our families, and that was nice. He played with his niece and played chess with his dad. And I watched my kids(siblings) play Fallout 3, and talked at my parents about life. Things were nice. Today is a pretty nice day. The weather was good.

Now, we are both sitting here, interwebing. He is sickly so he's probably gonna sat home from work tomorrow, and instead of being good, and going to bed on time to get better, we are probably gonna stay up all night and play computer games, and that will be nice.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Mar 2010, 00:26
Dear cleaning men,
I know that you do an important job and you do it well (our floors are hella shiny all the time). But why do you have to do it so early? The women who clean are never here this early! At this time in the morning I like to be asleep, and failing that I like to walk around in my skimpy pjyamas. I cannot do either of those things when you are outside my door!
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Post by: est on 01 Mar 2010, 02:43
Ugh, better than that.
Yeah that guy doesn't do the chord changes very well at all, they get changed up into dom7 chords in the second half of the refrain

Speaking of music, I got bored and started fucking around with a little idea that was kicking around in my head. It turned into this. (http://www.box.net/shared/p6cfv53nn1) It's 3 tracks, and it's pretty sloppy, but it gets the job done. Considering adding vocals.

Fuck you guys, that was pretty cool.
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Post by: Patrick on 01 Mar 2010, 04:13
Just to prove a point, Ben, tomorrow I'll add vocals to that song I posted, and then I will record an all-guitar version of "Bad Romance", and then there will be no more talk of that mediocre hack on YouTube.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 01 Mar 2010, 04:58
Oh man I feel like a dick. I ran into one of my friends from uni, who I didn't see at all over the summer for various reasons, and in reply to her really rather friendly "long time no see" I replied, intending a joking tone but I'm not sure how it came out, "Yes, I've been avoiding you". I fully intended to run after her and start up a conversation but I got distracted by someone else briefly and lost her around a corner or something.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Mar 2010, 05:02
... Well you'll have other friends.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 01 Mar 2010, 05:06
Not true.
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Post by: jhocking on 01 Mar 2010, 05:36
In that case, this little episode explains a lot.
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Post by: smack that isaiah on 01 Mar 2010, 06:50
On Saturday my girlfriend took me out for my birthday to a Chinese restaurant.  My fortune cookie at the end of the meal had this message:
"Are your legs tired? You been [sic] running through someone's mind ALL day long."  :-D

We then watched Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (one of my favorite movies ever, I cannot recommend it enough) and did other date-type things.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Mar 2010, 07:34
If you can access BBC iPlayer, please please please watch episode 8 of Larkrise to Candleford. It is hysterical.


ETA: really really really it is so funny.
"You are a radical seditionist!"
"Give up your petticoats!"
"You are a communist!"

"I am come to free you from the madness of corsets!"

I thought she was going to turn out to be a lesbian, but in fact she is a trouser radical.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 01 Mar 2010, 08:44
So it looks like I will be in Germany for a few weeks around early October this year! Not the greatest time of year weather-wise to be there I think, but Chris's family is footing the bill to send us both there to visit his grandmother and aunts and everyone there after the wedding junk is over:)

Do we have any forumites near Wiesbaden/Mainz?
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Post by: negative creep on 01 Mar 2010, 09:33
Well, a few months ago I was still living in Mainz. But it's not far from here anyway, so if you'd like to hang out in Mainz, I can be there.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 01 Mar 2010, 12:53
today is confusing in a good way?
 :|
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 01 Mar 2010, 14:53
You are going to die and that will be it. There won't be a heaven, hell, afterlife, reincarnation or becoming a friendly ghost. Don't waste time wondering what comes after because there isn't anything.
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Post by: nobo on 01 Mar 2010, 14:56
So it looks like I will be in Germany for a few weeks around early October this year! Not the greatest time of year weather-wise to be there I think, but Chris's family is footing the bill to send us both there to visit his grandmother and aunts and everyone there after the wedding junk is over:)

Do we have any forumites near Wiesbaden/Mainz?


Isn't early October when Oktoberfest is?
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 01 Mar 2010, 14:59
No, Oktoberfest is in September.
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Post by: Patrick on 01 Mar 2010, 15:02
And yes, we realize that the name doesn't make sense.

Edit: Also I would like to use this pagebreak to inform you all that BUTTS LOL
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Mar 2010, 15:08
It makes sense in the same way that May Week is in June.

I like to think that it was a tradition established in my honour long before I was thought of, in order to celebrate my eventual arrival.
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Post by: Papersatan on 01 Mar 2010, 15:24
Jens, I am English Lit major, and I had the same crisis last year.  I am really good at analyzing texts and writing academic essays about them, but I began to get this creeping feeling that the whole discipline was bullshit.  It became overwhelming and I actually had days when I cried.  I had been so aimless in my life for so long and when I started taking Lit classes it just clicked for me and I felt "this is it!" and then when I realized it was a giant circle jerk I was shattered because I didn't want to spend my time doing analysis that is worthless.  I actually got the the point that I went to some trusted professors on the verge of tears and asked them what the point was.  Why do we bother studying Literature?  It dosen't make the general population read/understand/care about these works any more.  The profession is filled with pretentious self-important twats who just argue with each other about points which make no difference to the world in the end.  It's not like we are going to cure cancer by debating the meaning of Belinda's relationship with Mr. Vincent in Maria Edgeworth's novel Belinda from 1801.  I've sort of reached a solution for myself though. 

I genuinely enjoy this sort of analysis, and I am good at it, but to feel good about it I have focused myself, and decided not to make the thesis which is easy, but ones which can fit within my larger understanding of the purpose of literary analysis.  Which, I think, is something you have to discover for yourself.  I don't know what mode of analysis is emphasized in your University, but I personally find some of the forms that professors push pointless, and so I avoid them. I don't believe in authorial authority, and so I refuse to write a paper which has a thesis like "Defoe wants us to see that the emerging marketplace is dangerous for young women."  I don't know what your focus is within Lit, but it may be good for you to look into other critical theories to see if one of them fits better for you and doesn't feel like it makes texts lifeless and dry.  Reading scholarly analysis is what got me into the crisis, but it is also what got me out of it. 

As far as where to go in life as sappy as it sounds I am a firm believer in doing what makes you happy.  If for you that is writing, then you should go for it.  That being said it is important to have realistic expectations, you will have a hard time becoming a published writer who writes books which come from your heart.  But there are other careers which rely on writing and if you enjoy writing and are good at it a job writing ad copy, or even something ridiculous like translating catalogs (if that job even exists) uses skills you have, involves daily work you don't hate doing, and which will only strengthen your mastery of language increasing the chances that the writing you do for yourself will find success.
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Post by: Eris on 01 Mar 2010, 15:36
See, I felt that way about lit. studies and just decided to stop going to uni instead. Two sides to every coin! Jens, what I am saying is to drop out of uni and get a menial job. You know you want to! (Personally, I think doing creative writing courses and lit. studies were some of the reasons I have stopped writing, which is kinda sad)

Actually, in terms of the writing deal, if you want to become a novelist or something, maybe look at it as a lot of people do with music; just do it on the side until it is financially viable to support yourself. When I was learning about creative writing as a profession and how hard it is to get any money out of it and anything published and how much hard work it is, it really was very discouraging and depressing. But if you keep that in mind and don't think it's going to be all flowers and sunshine then you never know what might happen if you don't try? Maybe just try submitting stuff to magazines or competitions or something, and see how it goes?
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Post by: Yayniall on 01 Mar 2010, 16:18
Kids are chumps.
Kids who can't do maths are double chumps.
I ain't gonna be no teacher.
Need a new life goal.
I'm thinking of maybe opening a gym.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 01 Mar 2010, 16:52
i took a week off of work, and i think i'm going to make my neighbors hate me. all i've been doing is listening to noise rock loudly (aka best time off ever)
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Mar 2010, 16:53
Well, here at least, they can't call the cops until after 11pm. So nyeh.
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Post by: Jace on 01 Mar 2010, 17:31
Blog thread, I spent the weekend with the internet. I saw Frank Turner and Flogging Molly. I have a bruise on my nose from getting elbowed and headbutted. My nose did not bleed though. I drank more this weekend than I think I have ever before, though that doesn't say much. Final Summary: hanging out with the internet is super fun!
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Post by: JD on 01 Mar 2010, 17:39
Course selection tiem for next year. only 4 classes I need though
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Post by: scarred on 01 Mar 2010, 18:10
Yay I got into community college! Such an achievement. Now time to take placement tests for English and Math. Not worried about English, but going to art school pretty much fucked over any math skills I once had...
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Post by: Scarychips on 01 Mar 2010, 18:24
This is basically why I am doing the science program before either the music or the professional theater programs.
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Post by: Professor Snuggles on 01 Mar 2010, 18:42
I'm completely losing faith in philosophy as a discipline, and I'm majoring in it! I feel like
Edit: Image removed because lunchy is one of the few people on this board worth a good god damn.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Mar 2010, 20:11
Kieffer could you please remove that?
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Post by: JD on 01 Mar 2010, 21:21
He feels like a gif
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Post by: Eris on 01 Mar 2010, 21:22
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/drawings/swmar.jpg)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Mar 2010, 21:46
Oh dang we got out of whack because I couldn't find my tablets for a week when I moved.
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Post by: Patrick on 01 Mar 2010, 22:40
Because of a conversation with another forumite, I've been introduced to the interesting sport of parkour. It can be described as "the art of saying 'fuck you' to gravity." I found a forum for Bay Area traceurs and I've actually gotten in contact with one here in Live-no-more. He and I are gonna start training together fairly soon, so I am pretty excited about that.

Also I have been running a lot and biking a lot and doing hella pushups and situps and pullups and basically I am refusing to be a skinny little shit anymore. I ain't paying for my food anymore, so I'm gonna eat and bulk up and get in shape while I've still got this setup going. Might as well do something to improve my health since I obviously don't have the capacity to improve myself on a personal level.
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Post by: Christophe on 01 Mar 2010, 23:26
Pat, you can do side-bends or sit-ups, but please don't lose that butt.

Blog Thread I have been away on a student conference for the past few days. It was fucking amazing and hilarious and me and my friends did everything in our power to not take it seriously at all.
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Post by: Patrick on 01 Mar 2010, 23:27
Chris I don't have a butt yet, wait for it
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Post by: Gemmwah on 02 Mar 2010, 01:51
Oh Hannah nooooooooo I'm not ready for it yet!

:(
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Post by: Inlander on 02 Mar 2010, 02:20
I would've thought that a website wholly dedicated to the Common Swift Apus apus would have had some simple information about the migration routes of said animal, but perhaps I was asking for too much.
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Post by: McTaggart on 02 Mar 2010, 02:36
I was trying to figure out what season it was that red land crabs do their thing on Christmas Island and it took a surprisingly large amount of effort. Most pages on the internet about them all have identical text and whoever they all started copying from doesn't seem to have included it.

Turns out it's novemberish.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Mar 2010, 02:44
Easter Island is where it's at.

Also, Amurkan gurls, is it true that it's fairly standard to hold off Shark Week for three packs to cut down from 12 annually to 4?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Mar 2010, 03:07
Blog Thread, how much do you generally have to smoke before you start to feel the effects of nicotine addiction?
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Mar 2010, 03:16
I've been smoking for a few years and it's hard to say. I can go without cigarettes for one or two weeks without getting anxious or tetchy but I still like smoking so I always tend to buy more packets after i done get paid.
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Post by: redglasscurls on 02 Mar 2010, 03:51
Dovey, it depends quite a lot on your personal tolerance for nicotine. I'll have to look it up again, but there was a whole discussion about the process of addition in various people in The Tipping Point
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 02 Mar 2010, 04:38
Blog Thread, how much do you generally have to smoke before you start to feel the effects of nicotine addiction?

Not a whole lot honestly.   If you smoke four cigarettes a day every day, and all of a sudden you have none, your body is going to tell you about it.

At the risk of sounding like a preachy git (and nobody likes one, I know) I smoked between one and three packs a day for twenty years.  Quitting was probably the single hardest thing I've done in my entire life.   Now that it has been a few years since I had a cigarette, I can't understand why I started in the first place.   My advice to everyone is put that shit down while you can. 


/sermon
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Mar 2010, 04:49
Yeah I was just wondering cos I smoked a bunch of "humourous" cigarettes yesterday and now today I have a pretty big headache and also I feel like I kind of want a cigarette and I thought maybe one had to do with the other but it's probably more that the headache is because of sunburn+lack of sleep
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 02 Mar 2010, 04:51
I smoked like 7 cigarettes during the super bowl and two weeks later without any I was still fine, so I think you are good.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Yayniall on 02 Mar 2010, 04:53
Yeah I was just wondering cos I smoked a bunch of "tumorous" cigarettes yesterday....

fyp
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Mar 2010, 04:57
No the joke is that there was marijuana in them
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 02 Mar 2010, 05:29
Marijuana and cancer!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 02 Mar 2010, 05:35
You die but you don't give a fuck and giggle all the way through the chocolate cookies.

Anyway. My girlfriend, she is pregnant. This is a good thing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 02 Mar 2010, 05:37
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee babies I want it can I have it?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 02 Mar 2010, 05:39
In a break from tradition we're considering to keep it ourselves. I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 02 Mar 2010, 05:45
Noooooooooooooo I want a baby :c But okay.. I guess that's okay..

Eee happy for you to have babies, because babies are rad.

(I live next to http://nurtured.ca so all I think about all day is babies)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 02 Mar 2010, 05:49
I'm going to assume you want to put an 'r' in that webadress somewhere ... otherwise I may have to shudder.

Thanks for the happiness. I'm excited myself too.

First cuddly toy I bought my kid is a cute stuffed vulture. Maybe the wrong vibe but at least it's original!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 02 Mar 2010, 08:10
dovey yr body is gonna want more cigarettes because yr body is gonna want to feel cool again.

at least i am pretty sure that is how it works.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 02 Mar 2010, 08:18
Dovey, I'm confused.  You smoked a lot of weed, so now you're worried about being addicted to cigarettes?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 02 Mar 2010, 08:19
spliff dude (or a spin, as jimmy would have be believe)

i mean if it was at least 60 40 weed tobacco that is a decent amount of tobacco
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 Mar 2010, 10:13
So, uh, about two weeks ago my father moved his girlfriend in with us at which point some seriously fucked up shit happened surrounding her. Like cheesy B-movie horror flick stuff, but it's all good now! Now we just have to deal with a 3-year-old child who is too adorable. Take this for example:

She came up to her mother wanting to eat dinner. The mother (Missy) looked down at her (Nikki) and asked her, "You just ate, how can you be hungry? All you do is eat!" to which Nikki gleefully responded, "Eat and poop!"
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 02 Mar 2010, 12:13
Easter Island is where it's at.

Also, Amurkan gurls, is it true that it's fairly standard to hold off Shark Week for three packs to cut down from 12 annually to 4?

word up it is! it doesn't harm you at all and shark week fuckin' sucks. the only thing is a lot of people have this gut level fear of anything that isn't "natural", whatever that actually is, but yeah. you really could just skip shark week i guess forever if you really wanted to.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 02 Mar 2010, 12:50
I think the only negative side effects of skipping periods are psychological.

Wait. I was wrong.

I did not read through this because the blurb on Google said enough. (http://www.noperiod.com/FAQ.html)


Edit: wrong link.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 02 Mar 2010, 13:07
My mom skips her placebo week all the time and goes straight to her next pack. I don't see what the problem is, but it still freaks me out.



So, I just got done at my job interview, and well, I hope I got the job. Overall, I think they like me! So hopefully they'll hire me. I'm supposed to get a second interview, do I call them for that, or should I wait it out?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 02 Mar 2010, 13:37
Where was the interview? how long did it take? Did they mention that there were other people pending for interview or possibly when interviewing ends?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 02 Mar 2010, 13:37
i roll my spliffs usually 85+ percent not tobacco to tobacco. But that is for indoor spliffs. honestly you can roll them that weedy and just use an incredibly dark, fragrant tobacco and yr good for smoking them in public cos the tobacco smoke is so strong.

Huh. I'll have to try that. Got any suggestions for brands of tobacco for this? See, I'm planning on going to a show in June, and I'd like to not smell like weed while I'm all smoking it in public.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 02 Mar 2010, 13:46
Yeah May I used to do that all the time, it is why I was prescribed them in the first place because Shark Week was pretty painful, but now I am actually using the tablets for their intended use I have to have my placebo every month just to MAKE SURE because I have read too many 'I didn't know I was pregnant' horror stories. Shark Week eases my mind.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 02 Mar 2010, 13:52
"Excuse me, good sir. I notice that your establishment offers a variety of fineries and finereries. Perchance you can enlighten me unto the perfect blend of tobaccos to mask the smell of my stank-ass bomb marijuana as I smoke it in the presence of women and children. As a man of distinction and gentlemanly persuasion, I would not like to trouble them with my bomb-ass stank-bomb spliff smoke extravaganza. Thank you, sir."
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimor on 02 Mar 2010, 14:19
Blog Thread, what am I supposed to do with my life? I have no idea!
(And other stuff about Lit and writing.)

Jens, what it sounds like is that the role that might fit you best is Editor. You get to analyze the shit out of writings with an immediate concrete goal of improving it and/or publishing it (these are sometimes mutually exclusive), and you can make suggestions that satisfy the storytelling urge, but without the need to commit to writing those ideas yourself. You can still write of course, but now it's in addition to your main job rather than as something you have to completely support yourself from.

Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 02 Mar 2010, 14:27
Anyway. My girlfriend, she is pregnant. This is a good thing.

gratz dude! That is hellaz rad.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 02 Mar 2010, 14:42
Where was the interview? how long did it take? Did they mention that there were other people pending for interview or possibly when interviewing ends?


Hot Topic. Roughly 45 minutes. And they mentioned other interviews, but not an ending time.

I mean, I think it went really well over all. We sat around and talked about music and art a lot. So that was cool.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Eris on 02 Mar 2010, 14:51
Yeah May I used to do that all the time, it is why I was prescribed them in the first place because Shark Week was pretty painful, but now I am actually using the tablets for their intended use I have to have my placebo every month just to MAKE SURE because I have read too many 'I didn't know I was pregnant' horror stories. Shark Week eases my mind.

Yeah, when I first started on the pill I would just skip them all the time, because I hate the whole deal of Shark Week and I feel pretty miserable during it because I am all gross and sharky. But I got a bit worried about skipping so much (even though I never got spotting or anything bad, other than some stomach aches which could have just been my eating habits) so I figured I would try and be a good girl and bleed regularly like what it is natural. There have been a few times where I have been happy to get Shark Week though, I will admit that. Pregnancy scares me so much.

(No offence to your girlfriend, Beopuppy! Congrats on that!)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tommydski on 02 Mar 2010, 15:18
Regardless, your drawings are ace.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 02 Mar 2010, 15:20
Shark Week eases my mind.
There have been a few times where I have been happy to get Shark Week

I for one have never understood why so many guys are so averse to the one signal that everything is A-OK.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 02 Mar 2010, 16:30
Blog thread:

Every thing went wrong today.  At the risk of being melodramatic--and with absolutely no intention of being so-- it may be the worst day of my life.  About the only thing that could happen that isn't outside the realm of probability (such as a meteor hitting my house) to make my day worse would be that today could be the day my very old and ill Grandfather decides he's done with this world.    Otherwise...   Yeah, it's about as shitty as it gets.

Carry on.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 02 Mar 2010, 18:11
What happened dude?

"Excuse me, good sir. I notice that your establishment offers a variety of fineries and finereries. Perchance you can enlighten me unto the perfect blend of tobaccos to mask the smell of my stank-ass bomb marijuana as I smoke it in the presence of women and children. As a man of distinction and gentlemanly persuasion, I would not like to trouble them with my bomb-ass stank-bomb spliff smoke extravaganza. Thank you, sir."

Man who brings their kids to go see Pavement
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 02 Mar 2010, 20:35
My cat has begun tipping over the box of dog biscuits so my dog can get to them.

It Has Begun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 02 Mar 2010, 22:31
For the first time in the last 9 years, I am sleeping in a bed of my own instead of in a mattress on the floor.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Mar 2010, 22:40
I know that feeling (not 9 years so I imagine it's more intense for you) so that actually sounds pretty awesome despite how obviously mundane it is.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lunchbox on 02 Mar 2010, 22:45
aughhh
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 02 Mar 2010, 22:51
yes finally completed but please tell me that is not the real time aauuugh nooo
oh god tomorrow is going to suck
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: LeeC on 02 Mar 2010, 23:31
read all of Anders loves Maria today before my exam, its quite an interesting story.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 03 Mar 2010, 00:00
Hey blag here's a real post instead of an insubstantial one like earlier.

The song I posted the other day was hella sloppy, so I decided to re-record the fucker (http://www.box.net/shared/ume9uzcdua). The mastering is still a little shoddy (there's some unwanted distortion in there) and it's way more trebly than I'd like (and I even EQed the fucker using SoundForge, wtf), but the playing and mixing is a shitload better than Sunday's effort.

Still haven't added vocals, I seriously spent all day doing this and I haven't even done my workout yet. Damn it and now it's all dark. I'm limited to pushups and situps and maybe a quick sprint around the neighborhood. Kinda bummed.

Tomorrow at 5pm I'm going to the Home Depot in Hayward so's I can go to the orientation thing they're doing there (they can't do orientation at the Livermore store because apparently things got retarded there before I got hired).

Haven't had practice with the gospel choir since Saturday and I'm kinda worried because we leave for Los Angeles on Sunday morning. Fuuuuuuuuuck. I've got the click track to practice with, but man, that is such a shitty way to learn your cues... I really gotta get at least two more rehearsals in before I'm ready to do this.

Also I have been experiencing almost complete isolation for the last 2 and a half days and it is starting to get to me. 2 and a half days is the longest I've gone without human contact in a long time, and it is making me crazy and I am kinda abusing my Twitter account right now
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BeoPuppy on 03 Mar 2010, 00:46
Anyway. My girlfriend, she is pregnant. This is a good thing.

gratz dude! That is hellaz rad.

That's nice of you. Thanks!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Mar 2010, 02:10
Babies are pretty awesome.

I really need to clean out the mouse cage, but during the morning the cleaners are around and during the afternoon today they are running room inspections. I'm going to have to try and take advantage of the lunchbreak window because she is starting to smell.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Mar 2010, 03:00
Dovey, I'm confused.  You smoked a lot of weed, so now you're worried about being addicted to cigarettes?

Yeah, it was spin.

The weed was really strong and I wasn't looking to get fucked up and I have a pretty low tolerance cos I don't smoke often so it was nearly 50/50.

Anyway I am not addicted to cigarettes guys so don't worry I'm just an old frail man who can't handle standing in the sun all day w/ light to moderate headbanging. guh
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 03 Mar 2010, 05:55
I know that feeling (not 9 years so I imagine it's more intense for you) so that actually sounds pretty awesome despite how obviously mundane it is.

Yeah, it really kind of changed everything. My mind is a little blown. Basically I want to spend more time in bed, but also I feel more grown up and like I have to rearrange my entire room, cuz now the art is all at different angles for me than it was.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 03 Mar 2010, 05:57
dear nipple piercings,

 I loved you. I always will. But you were interfering with my life too much.

Love,
andy
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Mar 2010, 06:13
Dear housekeeping,
You are sweetly endearing, and I am very glad I did not have to lie to you when you asked "do you have any hair tongs?" (I do not) and "do you have a hamster?" (it is not a hamster...).

I found that pretty funny actually.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 03 Mar 2010, 08:06
dear nipple piercings,

 I loved you. I always will. But you were interfering with my life too much.

Love,
andy

Thank god
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 03 Mar 2010, 08:39
It seems they weren't just interfering with your life, lady.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 03 Mar 2010, 11:29
well i had my first music department recital today, and im pretty sure i shit a brick in the middle of my performance.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 03 Mar 2010, 11:30
That must have been uncomfortable
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Post by: sean on 03 Mar 2010, 11:34
you dont even know dude
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 03 Mar 2010, 13:06
My old college roomate/bandmate entered me into a contest. I won. It was for a bunch of Alkaline Trio stuff. The new album, T-shirt, posters, etc.


Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 03 Mar 2010, 13:20
One of our favorite restaurants, a block from my apartment, blew up last night.  Literally blew up, I mean.  There was a fire, a CO2 tank exploded and blew out a wall, and the roof is all caved in.  When we ate there just a couple days ago, I was thinking, "Isn't it nice to have such a cool place so close?  Tasty, and healthy, and affordable..."

And too good to be true.

 :-(
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Mar 2010, 14:52
Was anyone hurt? That sounds pretty awful!

Guys, I fucking hate sodding tort law I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it and I just want to drop it but it is a compulsory qualifiying module and if I fail it this year I'll bloody well have to take it next year as well. I hate it so much it makes me want to cry, and it is made ten times worse because I just don't understand the way my supervisor's mind works so no matter what I do I am always WRONG I HATE THIS SUBJECT.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 03 Mar 2010, 20:08
Thankfully, it happened at 3:30 a.m., so no one was there.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 03 Mar 2010, 20:51
That happened to a place I used to go to as well Elizzybeth. It was really weird because I was on the bus to work one morning and there were all these cops around and I looked and my favourite cafe was all blasted brick and ash and caved in ceiling and broken glass.
Sad, they did good milkshakes.


Oh, and I got a promotion at work. I guess this is a good thing because it means more money but at the same time it means that I have to put effort into my job which is difficult because my job is pretty meaningless. On the other hand it's really easy. To quote Pictures For Sad Children "it's like riding a bicycle that you hate."
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: I Am Not Amused on 03 Mar 2010, 21:08
My old college roomate/bandmate entered me into a contest. I won. It was for a bunch of Alkaline Trio stuff. The new album, T-shirt, posters, etc.




I AM SO SORRY>
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: SilentJ on 04 Mar 2010, 01:47
My blag comes with source material.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-breaking-news/crime-and-public-safety/college-park-is-noisy-but-peac.html (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-breaking-news/crime-and-public-safety/college-park-is-noisy-but-peac.html)

Oh yes.  I was there tonight.  Where were you?

In all seriousness, shit got fucking crazy tonight.  I was down in college park to watch the Maryland-Duke game at a friend's place, and maryland won to tie for the ACC lead, so of course the place went nuts.  We ran down to route 1 and things were peaceful until the mob arrived from Comcast Center.  Dude climbed a traffic lightpole, streets were blocked, your usual fare.  Then horseback police and cops in riot gear showed to disperse the crowd.  We were eventually shoved from the streets and onto campus, where some dipshits lit a dumpster on fire and other dipshits tied a Duke jersey to a tree and set that on fire.  Riot police were given the OK to come onto campus, and started forcing us even further back.  I ended up on the mall with some friends of mine, where dipshits set the trashcans on fire.  Cops showed up there too, so we backed off until the heat died down and we could head back to their house.

While this was going on, I believe at least a dozen people were arrested.  No charges have been announced.  I also saw at least ten people beaten or shoved by riot police without necessity, at least five people pepper sprayed, and I'm pretty certain I saw tear gas grenades fired into crowds.  A fair amount of that was deserved, but most of the beatings/shovings and pepper sprays were not provoked.  Like the girl shouted at to leave the sidewalk who attempted to jump over a brick wall about two feet high but slipped, and so while trying again was shoved over with a riot shield for "not acting fast enough." Or the black dude who never opened his mouth, and was standing beside the road in a chain with other people not saying a word as the police walked past, who was beaten to the ground, and the people around him who, after merely saying "what the fuck? he didn't do anything!" were all pepper sprayed.

Shit got real.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jhocking on 04 Mar 2010, 10:01
I finally started learning Unity since the tool has gone free and I had some time last weekend. I built a quick web demo because I wanted to play with simple flocking behavior, developing in this tool is ridiculously fast:
http://www.newarteest.com/unity/unity.html

(Unless you've already got the plugin, you'll need to download the Unity browser plugin.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BlahBlah on 04 Mar 2010, 10:06
It doesn't work in linux, lame.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Sythe on 04 Mar 2010, 10:42
Hello, Internet. It's been a while.

So the state of New Hampshire ("Live Free or Die" my ass) has recently charged me with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. I mean, really, NH? You're going to be redundant like that? Really?
I've dropped out of school to try and afford a snarky lawyer of the Hebrew persuasion, but when my case gets to the higher courts he's going to want more cash, and I don't know how he's going to get it. Does anyone know the going rate on a kidney these days?

<3
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 04 Mar 2010, 10:58
Just date him.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 04 Mar 2010, 11:10
Maryland-Duke game
Route 1
Riot police
Shit got real

Glad we didn't go to Route 1 last night. I love how my school commemorates victory and defeat in the same way - by destroying our own town. We went to the Muse concert in Bmore - Muse was awesome and amazing, Silversun Pickups is not really my deal but they seriously got screwed in the technical department, they looked awful - and got back to CP about 20 minutes after the game ended, so there were still cops at the Comcast exit all trying to direct traffic and generally getting in the way of everyone.

Also, it is really fucking hard to buy a house when you don't have a job. But if we can pull it all together, then we go to closing tomorrow afternoon. Otherwise it gets rescheduled (again) or maybe the banks foreclose and we lose it and have to start all over again. *head asplode*
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Chesire Cat on 04 Mar 2010, 11:11
Sitting in the orthopedic waiting room to discuss with an orthopedic surgeon about surgery in order to prevent future dislocations of my left shoulder. Bored, tired, hungry, want a cig, cell battery dying.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 04 Mar 2010, 15:19
Hello, Internet. It's been a while.

So the state of New Hampshire ("Live Free or Die" my ass) has recently charged me with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. I mean, really, NH? You're going to be redundant like that? Really?
I've dropped out of school to try and afford a snarky lawyer of the Hebrew persuasion, but when my case gets to the higher courts he's going to want more cash, and I don't know how he's going to get it. Does anyone know the going rate on a kidney these days?

<3

hello you, i don't think we ever got acquainted but man, them jewish boys be so adorable. i want oneeeee.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Mar 2010, 15:23
Just date him.

I knew there was a reason you were dating a lawyer, Andy.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 04 Mar 2010, 15:41
I am going to put this in small text because it is a long complaint about my day.

The registers were down today from 11 to the time I left, which was about 5, but we did not close until 5. Which means starting at 11, we had to tell people the registers were down, but we could still hand total things and use our old school credit swiper thing to get their card numbers or they could pay in cash with exact change. (We couldn't open the drawer with the money, so we had no change.) It is a pain in the ass to hunt down prices for items, calculate discounts for those with savings cards, calculate tax, get a total with nothing but a piece of paper and a calculator AND try to keep track of what you're selling. Especially if you're getting a lot of things. Most people who came in only needed a thing or two, but two people came in and after we told them about our situation, they said they'd go ahead and shop. First I see them grabbing open stock pastel pencils. I'm like, ok, that's cool, they're all the same price, I'll just have to write down which colors they're getting. (There's about 20 different colors.) So I take those and then they head over to the open stock markers. They seriously pulled out about 40 different colors and gave them to me and then handed me 20 or so colored pencils. By now I'm pissed at them for not going somewhere else if they needed that much stuff. So as I'm writing down all the different colors for ALL of these markers, they start looking around some more and right when I'm almost done totaling all of these things together, they plop more stuff on the counter and ask how it's going. How the fuck do you think it's going. I'm trying not to mess up my inventory, stop bring me shit. So $200 worth of markers and pencils later, they are out of my store. There are 3 locations in this city and another art store like 6 (smallish) city blocks away. Why the FUCK would you buy that much shit when you KNOW it'll be a pain in the ass for people that work here instead of walking or driving a short distance away.

We finally stopped letting people buy stuff around 4 because we were tired of people coming in and saying they needed one thing and then buying way more than one thing, but we weren't allowed to leave. So we sat around doing nothing until 5 when someone finally realized that what was wrong was not going to be fixed and they let us go. I have to open tomorrow. I doubt our computers will be fixed. I am not going to be happy tomorrow if we have to do the same thing again instead of doing what should be done and closing the store.


Basically I hate my job today and I may hate it tomorrow. And I have a headache now, so I think I'm going to chill with my cats, have some food, and watch some Firefly.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 04 Mar 2010, 15:52
That happened to me when I worked at Cost Plus World Market, except it was only 2 out of our 3 registers, so we had 1 cashier working hella hard while the rest of us bagged and the manager pulled her hair out.

Anyway my point is I feel your pain. And Firefly is always a good thing.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: ummmkay on 04 Mar 2010, 20:08
i got my conch today eeeeeeeeeeee! i have to get the ring changed out soon for a smaller one because i have tiny tiny ears and they didn't have any smaller ones in today but oh man it is so pretty and i just love it!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 05 Mar 2010, 00:30
So, thread, this is my life now:

I am probably getting rid of my dog. Though maybe not. But probably. We go back and forth on this a lot.


I made butter tonight, and bread yesterday, and I don't know what it'd be like not having this stuff fresh anymore. The idea is weird to me, and it is also frustrating when recipes say "1 stick of butter." But that is because I have terrible memory and am too lazy to remember how much a stick is. Why can't they just say have a cup? rar rar rar rant rant rant complainy pants


My mom bought me a Thai cook book and says she wants me to make her stuff from it, but I find that hard to believe. I once made keema curry and brought her some, and she wouldn't touch it. But who knows! Maybe she will. I am probably going over there Sunday to hang out with her and my aunt since my aunt's birthday was Tuesday and we did nothing for it.

But Tuesday night, I went with my boyfriend's family to celebrate his father's birthday, which was Monday. We ate at this super fancy steak place, and the bill was something like $212 for the four of us. Which is weird to me. Its one of their traditions. Then we went back to his dad's house and I played with his sister's baby. Then my boyfriend and I came home, and snuggled in bed, and he played chess, and for some reason that was just really great and perfect.


After grocery shopping today, I realized I have 7 different cheeses in my refrigerator, and  about 5 different nuts, plus two granolas.


Also, today I learned that my little brother may have to get leg surgery. Remember a long time ago I posted this blog (http://maxsseqrets.blogspot.com/)? Well, thats the kid. He walks on the tips of his toes all the time, and when he went to his doctor's appointment about it they got all pissed off at my mom, saying they were calling CPS because they waited so long to see the doctor about it. When I was a kid, I did the exact same thing, and it self corrected, plus I've got awesome calf muscles now because of it, so my mom didn't think it was a huge ordeal. They made him get an MRI, which for a 9 year old kid must have been horrible. I know adults hate it, but I can imagine it being so much worse for a kid. He had to lie perfectly still for an hour. Poor kid. And now they are thinking he might need surgery to correct it, and basically this poor kid has been though so much already. I feel so bad for him. And now they are wanting to put him in a Cerebral Palsy study, which has my mom freaking out. Basically, this all sucks. And I'm worried about him. And this is balls.


(Also, in the week that I had borrowed his game, he had already got a new copy. New he has my copy of Fallout 3 and I am wishing so bad that I could play it)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 05 Mar 2010, 00:38
Dear blag,

Went to a party, got to hang out with some rad folks. I'm gonna start practicing some stuff with a buddy of mine who lives at the house the party was at, and we're gonna see about playing some gigs one weekend down at the infamous Coffee Shop.

Also man it got cold out again

Also also whoa holy shit people all flippin' bitches over sports and then cops beating dudes down just 'cause they are a different color, what the fuck, I hoped that kind of stuff was 40 years behind us in this country (or 10 in L.A.).
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Mar 2010, 00:42
Tonight I had the worst and longest panic attack of my life. My whole body except my hands and my feet felt like they were burning. I've never felt burning that intense and that widespread from an attack before. I've got my drugs now though; I took the first effexor today so in about a month or so hopefully it'll be less frequent. The drug they gave me for the onset of the attack fucking rules though, it puts me in slow motion. I was still feeling the effects of the slow-mo pill at work at the call center just once. I think it actually helped my calls that I was speaking way slower and way lower than normal.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: evilbobthebob on 05 Mar 2010, 01:28
Woo passed my driving test  :-)

And Mass Effect 2 arrived! Today is a good day.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 05 Mar 2010, 07:18
Yesterday was a completely terrible workday. A new hire showed up to fill out paperwork prior to starting the job. He was supposed to be working in a machine shop around horrible, dangerous machinery. He showed up half an hour late because (and I quote) "I got halfway here and had to turn around because I realized that I was still wearing my house slippers." He didn't change out of his baggy sweatpants, though. So my boss told him there was no way he could do the job and that we would find someone else.

It escalated. My boss ended up threatening to kick his ass. This was at 8:30 in the morning.

BUHHHH
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Metope on 05 Mar 2010, 09:34
I've been awake for over 30 hours, because I can't sleep on planes! At least I'm back in my apartment now, so it's time to sleep even though it's only 6:30 pm. NYC was amazing, I had a great two weeks visiting museums, galleries, shopping, drinking, hanging out with Gene and Tyler and doing extremely touristy stuff (which Tyler was very dissappointed in me for). Everything was incredibe except for the hostel I stayed at, which I will tell more about later or in meebo if someone wants to hear about a crazy neurotic lady sleeping with her giant suitcase in the top bunk bed and knitting ribbons on her thousand plastic bags that were inside of it. Now, to bed!

Also at some point yesterday I was pretty much directly above Andy's head (The plane flew over Halifax). Andy, did you see me?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: I Am Not Amused on 05 Mar 2010, 18:11
Today was the four year anniversary of finding my friend's body the day after he committed suicide.

Eric, man, I fucking miss the hell out of you.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 05 Mar 2010, 22:49
Guess just got pulled on stage at a drag show by a drag queen for having a "blak girl's ass". I knew I should have entered that american apperal contest. I got 2 free shots out of it though. And I got to shake my ass on stage at a gay bar.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: MrBlu on 06 Mar 2010, 00:13
Guess just got pulled on stage at a drag show by a drag queen for having a "blak girl's ass". I knew I should have entered that american apperal contest. I got 2 free shots out of it though. And I got to shake my ass on stage at a gay bar.
Were there pictures?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Mar 2010, 01:48
Today was the four year anniversary of finding my friend's body the day after he committed suicide.

Eric, man, I fucking miss the hell out of you.

:( That must be really tough.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 06 Mar 2010, 01:49
Guess just got pulled on stage at a drag show by a drag queen for having a "blak girl's ass". I knew I should have entered that american apperal contest. I got 2 free shots out of it though. And I got to shake my ass on stage at a gay bar.
Were there pictures?



God, I hope not.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Mar 2010, 04:16
Glob dreath,

Last night was the annual law society dinner, which I paid rather extortionate amounts of money for, got dressed up, went to and came home after three hours. I don't know whether I was being silly and not giving it a chance but I just felt it was utterly pointless and I wasn't having any fun. My friend Vicky and I were on a table with a bunch of people I didn't know at all (and Vicky had heard of one of them, but never met them), while everyone else we knew was on a table together. So that wasn't a great start.

I was just looking through the photos from the night, and I think I've figured out what my problem with it was, and why I hated it so much compared to a very similar dinner on Tuesday. Aside from not knowing people, it all just felt a bit pointless. The Varsity dinner was to celebrate the ice hockey season and have fun after losing the most important matches of the year (and celebrate the one team who won). The Law Soc dinner's purpose seemed to be to take as many photos as possible showing you having lots of fun, which basically involved posing for photos. Everyone was incredibly drunk and it was really, really noisy. Also no one had told me it was black tie; I just about got away with it but I felt really awkward.

So yeah. Would drinking have helped me enjoy this? I really don't spend a lot of time with lawyers, except Vicky who sometimes comes round to chat (but we never go anywhere together) and my college mum, who wasn't even there. It's a really cliquey subject and I'm not part of the clique. Law social life seems to revolve around alcohol so that obviously isn't really my thing.

Never mind! Tonight I have a dinner with my church group people and then an ice hockey game; tomorrow I have a posh (hopefully not black tie) dinner with the ballet club. Both will be more fun because I'll know people and we have stuff in common. Yay!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 06 Mar 2010, 04:34
Speaking of law events, the students association put on a rooftop party last night in the city, and of course we're going to get the first rain in ages about hour before it starts, just as people would begin to get ready. So for a party that had sold quite a few tickets and all the people involved in planning and running it, there were about forty people and it just looked really sparse.
However, I was talking with one of my mates who was running around getting stuff done, as was his role there, and he noticed one of the first years standing around looking a little lost, as she probably would be because it was her second week of uni. So he asks if I would talk to her and make her feel a bit welcome, and we ended up just talking for four hours, pretty much ignoring what party was going on around us.
So entirely not a wasted night at all.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 06 Mar 2010, 13:38
And then you slipped it in her, right? :wink:

Blog: work is pretty dang good. Made a friend. Her sisters are total bitches and not fun to be around.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 06 Mar 2010, 16:21
i got my quarterly bonus from work today and holy shit it was really big, like way bigger than i thought it would be.
if i knew i was gonna end up with this much surprise money i probably would have paid more attention to whatever it is i do that apparently caused me to earn all this. and... i dunno, worked harder at it i guess.

the responsible thing would be to save it for tuition fees and rent come september but fuck it, i think i am going to spend it on shoes and candy instead.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 06 Mar 2010, 19:41
Now that's a storm.
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Post by: Emaline on 06 Mar 2010, 19:55
So tonight we decided we wanted to go to the Magnetic Fields show, but didn't have any tickets. We originally were just going to buy them at the venue but I freaked out, and we decided to check craigslist. We find a pair for $15 each, sweet(tickets were normally $26). So we get the tickets and the head to the area the venue is to go eat. Walking past the venue we see a big sold out sign for our show.

So basically, we hella lucked out. Not only did we get cheap tickets, but we got cheap tickets to a sold out(and awesome) show!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 06 Mar 2010, 20:50
Still no house. Now rescheduled for next Thursday. Blargh. Getting sick of this.
But, we finally checked the PO box and I had a $500 paycheck that I'd forgotten was coming. Yay! Now I can pay bills.
And, I have an interview next week - after sending out 15+ resumes. Eek. I really need a job.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 06 Mar 2010, 20:59
Free money!

sort of
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 06 Mar 2010, 23:03
Dear blog thread,

So me and my ladyfriend just got back from the talent show at uni. We played a rendition of The Velvet Underground's "After Hours."

Guess who has four thumbs and won First Place--Solo Performance.



these guys

these guys right here
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 06 Mar 2010, 23:05
Wait, how is it a solo performance if there were two of you?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 06 Mar 2010, 23:06
I was her accompaniment.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Mar 2010, 23:12
Guys next time the blog thread goes to shit and we have to start a new one it should be called Blog Thread IV: Live Free or Blog Hard
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 06 Mar 2010, 23:13
I nominate Left 4 Blog instead.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Christophe on 06 Mar 2010, 23:16
Blog Thread IV: A New Hope
Blog Thread and the Goblet of Fire
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 06 Mar 2010, 23:20
Christophe, thats awesome! The winning, I mean.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 06 Mar 2010, 23:34
Blog Thread 4: Haven't you stopped fucking complaining yet?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 06 Mar 2010, 23:51
Blog Thread 4: The More Intellectually Honest Relationship Advice Thread.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 07 Mar 2010, 01:29
Blog 4: The Bloggening
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 07 Mar 2010, 01:44
Blog Thread 4*

*Posting costs 95c a minute.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dollface on 07 Mar 2010, 01:54
Blog Thread 4: A new hope

Blog Thread 4: Orginal flavor

Blog Thread 4: Attack of the killer floors

Blog Thread 4: MŲnster trucks!!

Blog Thread 4: Ductape duck

Blog Thread 4: Now with 90% more whining

Blog Thread 4: MILLION POWER!!!!

Blog Thread 4: Fly like a rock, swim like a stone

Blog Thread 4: Pneumatic pelvis

Blog Thread 4: Trannies, sparkling vampires and exploding animals.

Blog Thread 4: Battle of the goblins

Blog Thread 4: 4 dollars for good blogging

Blog Thread 4: Suitcase full of hippos

Blog Thread 4: When ladyboys attack

Blog Thread 4: Its easy as trying to insert brass band in elephants colon

Blog Thread 4: Im just love machine and work nobody but you

Blog Thread 4: this time its all about you

Blog Thread 4: Coolest thread in the sink

Blog Thread 4: rhymes with "hut he fell cup"

Blog Thread 4: Pokemon versus digimon


Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 07 Mar 2010, 06:34
Blog Thread 4: Fly like a rock, swim like a stone

best
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 07 Mar 2010, 07:03
Blog Thread 4: AHHHH CMON BLOG A GUY

Guys, I keep being told I say funny things, so I think I might do comedy.
I mean, I may not be funny to you, but I'm looking for an audience between you guys and blue collar comedy fans. Some middle ground.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Mar 2010, 09:22
Blog Thread 4: A Fistful of Bloggers
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 07 Mar 2010, 09:35
Dear blag,

Leaving for San Bernardino right now. Wish me luck.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 07 Mar 2010, 10:57
Guys! My grandma had quadruple bypass surgery last Thursday. She is in super good spirits and will be coming to live with us for a few months! She is a champ. In other news, UofT is the worst thing and we should burn it down.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Mar 2010, 11:35
In other news, UofT is the worst thing and we should burn it down.

Canada's equivalent of the FBI (Department H?) will be at your place shortly to arrest you. Nice knowing you Allison.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jace on 07 Mar 2010, 11:45
In other news, UofT is the worst thing and we should burn it down.

Canada's equivalent of the FBI (Department H?) will be at your place shortly to arrest you. Nice knowing you Allison.
Its Alpha Flight, not Department H.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: the_pied_piper on 07 Mar 2010, 12:33
guess who got into the only school they applied to, it is a private non partyschool place.

me! i got into st edward's university!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Sam!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Elizzybeth on 07 Mar 2010, 12:36
Eternal dilemma:

Study for my early American literature final (pros: might pass the class, final exam is tomorrow night, I have a ton of shit to do)?  Or watch more Capucine videos (pros: oh my god she is so cute)?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 07 Mar 2010, 12:48
In other news, UofT is the worst thing and we should burn it down.

Canada's equivalent of the FBI (Department H?)

Yeah, that's just the RCMP.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Dimmukane on 07 Mar 2010, 20:45
Not really a blog post, but I realized I identify with Roast Beef a lot, particularly in how he feels about his place in the scheme of things.  Maybe I should take some Zoloft or somethin'.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Mar 2010, 20:50
In other news, UofT is the worst thing and we should burn it down.

Canada's equivalent of the FBI (Department H?) will be at your place shortly to arrest you. Nice knowing you Allison.
Its Alpha Flight, not Department H.

Alpha Flight is just the name of the special forces team. They're run by Department H.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: snalin on 07 Mar 2010, 23:27
So, I've got a part time job. It's fun, very fun. Check out first (top), third and fourth image on this site (http://www.vilvite.no/index.php?action=post&id=763).

Basically, we work at this science activity for kids centre (VilVite=WannaKnow), on the dinosaur part, with our self-made DinoDrama (Steve Stegosaurus and the missing plates). The story is that Steve (Stian) has lost his back-plates, so he and his new friend Vegard Vaktmester (ehrrmmm, "James Janitor"?) goes searching. They meet a brontosaurus and a pterodactyl giving them clues on the way, before they catch the culprit, Tore Tyrannosaurus, who has stolen the back plates to make Steve look more like him, so they can be friends. Steve explains that one does not have to look alike to be friends, so everyone becomes happy. The whole thing is filled with information about dinosaurs delivered in rap form, dinosaur animations, and fun for the kids (age range... 3-10 I guess). We finish it up with face painting, balloon animal dinosaurs and the DinoDance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11wfPZAZS2U) (done much better than that!).

It's great fun and not bad payment. Beats washing floors or pushing cereal.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Mar 2010, 23:30
Holy crap dude you have the best job

(http://www.vilvite.no/show.php?id=2024)

a hee hee hee hee! a hee hee!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Mar 2010, 04:05
Last night I was talking to a girl who said that wearing high heels made her walk like a velociraptor, and we thought up an ingenious plan that would make her look like a velociraptor ALL THE TIME (high heels, a tiny jumper bought from a Jurassic Park gift shop so that her arms are pulled in front of her, and a dinosaur hat). She has assured me she will wear the outfit all the time from now on.

I just signed up in the room ballot and got the room I wanted! There were about five serious contenders that I'd seen and liked, but the ones facing the gardens went ages ago as I knew they would, so I was crossing my fingers, toes, eyes and ears that the one remaining room I really wanted would stay. And it did! It is pretty and it is very conveniently placed and I'm so happy I got it :)
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Post by: pwhodges on 08 Mar 2010, 07:01
Six-month weight loss progress report:  Well, it's going much slower now - but that's fine, because I'm trying not to obsess over it, and the first lot of weight is always easiest to dump.  What is a pain is that at my age, because the skin has lost most of its elasticity, weight loss means getting more wrinkled.  Bleah.
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Post by: pilsner on 08 Mar 2010, 07:14
The alternatives are even less appealing.

(http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images/brazil05.jpg)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 08 Mar 2010, 11:24
According to the scales for the longest time, it seemed like both my and my boyfriend lost no weight at all since starting our healthier eating/working out. But he had visibly lost weight, but the scale wasn't saying anything(most likely he lost weight and gained muscle, which his arms are huge now). The scale kept saying nothing about me, and I'm a terrible judge if I've visibly lost weight(One summer I lost 20 pounds without even noticing), but Friday, according to the scale,  I had lost three pounds, and then Sunday I weighed myself again, just to show my mom my loss, and I had lost two more pounds! I'm pretty excited.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 08 Mar 2010, 11:28
guess who got into the only school they applied to, it is a private non partyschool place.

me! i got into st edward's university!!!!!!!!

Fuckin' excellent!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Mar 2010, 11:31
Last time I bothered to weigh myself was like, five months ago. The scale creaked as I stepped onto it, and told me I'm 240 pounds. I've lost weight since then, I know that, but I can't tell how much.

I'm also 6'4", so, I'm probably like 20 pounds away from where I want to ideally be.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 08 Mar 2010, 12:28
You and me both, bruzzah.

Started that "couch potato to 5k runner" program this weekend. Now, I just have to avoid eating Chipotle burritos and drinking a sixer of Guinness three times a week.

I thought I was cheating the system by switching to whiskey. Turns out whiskey is like 50 calories a shot. Sigh.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Mar 2010, 13:27
My ADSL broadband connection got upgraded to BT's 21CN ('21st-Century Network') today, and is now running ADSL2+ protocol; as a result my download speed has doubled from 7.5Mbps to 15Mbps, and my upload speed has increased a bit too from 800kbps to 900kbps.  Plus, I can now get that upload speed on a domestic account, whereas I had to pay for a commercial account before - so I am now saving £20 a month for better performance.  Woo!  :-D
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 08 Mar 2010, 14:20
So, last night the subject came up of buying a house, which lead to the subject of credit history and credit reports. So today I checked my credit report, and the only thing on there is a credit card I had through US Bank, which I paid off just a few months ago, and I thought was closed. According to my credit report the card is still open. I called US Bank, and they told me that they were showing no cards on my account. So wtf? I don't understand. Also, i think my parents may have gotten a mortgage loan in my name, woo!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 08 Mar 2010, 17:55
NOT LIKE I WAS EVER THE PERSON YOU WOULD HAVE TALKED TO THERE OR ANYTHING, but they shoulda sent you to the credit report disputes department. i've seen that happen a few times, where something was showing on a credit report that i couldn't find in our system. i mean, shit, what, i never worked there
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: J-cob9000 on 08 Mar 2010, 18:22
So yeah you guys, if you remember a while back, I was offered a chance to try weed with some dudes and I was considering it but denied in the end. I have since become really good friends with these dudes and they have continued their recreational use.
I am considering trying it with them this Saturday. To all of you people here who have done it or do do it, give me advice, do's/don'ts, whatnot, please.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Drill King on 08 Mar 2010, 18:25
CAT CAT CAT I GOT A CAT CAT CAT I GOT A CAT CAT CAT I GOT A CAT CAT
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 08 Mar 2010, 18:50
Blog Thread 4: A new hope

Blog Thread 4: Ductape duck

Blog Thread 4: Now with 90% less whining

Blog Thread 4: MILLION POWER!!!!

Blog Thread 4: Fly like a rock, swim like a stone

Blog Thread 4: 4 dollars for good blogging

Blog Thread 4: Suitcase full of hippos

Blog Thread 4: I'm just a love machine and work nobody but you

Blog Thread 4: this time its all about you

Blog Thread 4: Coolest thread in the sink
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 08 Mar 2010, 18:55
don'ts

Don't drink the bong water.

Don't tip the bong back or you will accidentally drink the bong water.

And, to pass on the only piece of drug advice I ever heard my mother give: Don't smoke pot and drive.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scarychips on 08 Mar 2010, 18:55
You'll need food.
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Post by: Drill King on 08 Mar 2010, 18:59
Actually, the best tip I can give if you don't smoke pot regularily or if it's your first time is that it's really nice to have something to drink with you because if you inhale and it hurts/you cough it is easiest to solve by drinking something, also cottonmouth is pretty common so.

I always noticed that drinking fluids was best than food.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: squawk on 08 Mar 2010, 19:00
yeah basically you just need food and a drink and nothing to be sad about, as well as a mild source of entertainment, though that isn't really necessary

don't drive, i almost drove into the median once. um... don't let the smoke hit the back of your throat, but don't be upset if you don't feel anything because i have a couple friends who smoked on like fifteen different occasions before they were actually affected
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 08 Mar 2010, 20:55
this is the worst diet ever
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Mar 2010, 21:29
Hey I drive way safer when I am high! I find it literally impossible to exceed the speed limit.

Uh, I mean, don't do drugs and stay in school.

(Get some chopped&screwed to listen to, aw yeah)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 08 Mar 2010, 21:55
dude listen to godspeed.

i am stoned and i am doing that and it rules.

also get some fruit fruit rules so much when yr stoned.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 08 Mar 2010, 23:12
go to the mediafire thread and dowload Raiders of the Lost Dub.

I'm sure someone will mention itthere but don't draw a full breath when hitting yr pot smoking device of choice.

Do try to enjoy yourself, if you get a proper high everything will feel different and awesome, even simply closing your eyes for a bit.

Don't freak out if you feel bad, you'll be fine after a while.

Don't befriend people with bob marley tshirts or rasta hats, they are the worst kind of stoners and stoners are already the dullest kind of people.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: MrBlu on 08 Mar 2010, 23:31
It's FINALLY getting NOT-Bone-chilling cold. It was freakin' 20 degrees last night !!! Now it's up to 25, and this makes me kinda happy.

Also, I may be spending another month in Canada, this Summer. Cool, yeah?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 09 Mar 2010, 01:24
I am so late to this party but I just started playing Mass Effect 2 and oh my god.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 09 Mar 2010, 02:37
Dear guys

So yesterday we left for San Bernardino. Trip down was relatively uneventful, 'cept 2 blocks away from our destination we saw a head-on collision at a light, which kinda threw everything off for a few minutes. We arrived at the church around 6:30, halfway through the event, and 35 minutes before it was time for us to start playing. It normally takes me 30 minutes to plug in my guitar rig. I got it done in 20, which left me enough time to get out of the noisy area (a big task!) and tune my guitar. We never got a soundcheck, because apparently it's unprofessional to have your hosts be considerate of the fact that you drove for 6 goddamn hours each way just to play two songs. Fucking bullshit, it wouldn't have taken very long at all. They had two overhead mics for the choir, one for the vocal lead, the drums were the host church's drums (and they had two overhead mics and one for the bass drum), and all the instruments had direct line-in from the amps into the mixer. 5 fucking level sliders total. It was bullshit. Apparently we sounded amazing, but we wouldn't fuckin' know, we couldn't hear a thing over the monitors or the house speakers. Our drummers, being the gods among men that they are, were able to keep their tempo in their respective songs SO PERFECTLY that they were exactly on cue for every single thing on our backing track. And they couldn't hear anything over their headphone monitors. All they could hear was my amp because it was right next to the drum enclosure. So I was the only tempo reference they had. I couldn't hear the backing track whatsoever. But we got the best reception out of any group that night, and I personally got loads of recognition for playing the guitar. I could only respond, "Really? Thanks! I couldn't tell, I couldn't hear myself" when the sound guys themselves came up and congratulated us.

After all the musical guests were finished, it was time for all the musicians to go eat. At one point, the band and I were separated. And the crowd was something like 500 people. Problem? Not when you are the only non-black person in the entire building. My group and I were reunited in 30 seconds.

After the event was over, we packed up and pulled out to go to the hotel. It was great until we tried to check in and we realized we were at the wrong Western Inn & Suites. Then our keyboard player, who was driving the big-ass rental van, lost the keys for a half hour. Which led to hilarity. So we went to the other one which was 10 miles away.

Then this morning we went to downtown L.A. via South Central (we picked up our tenor's daughter from her house there), which was awesome. I was reminded how shitty it is that my iPod broke in January, 'cause I'd have killed to have been able to listen to Tupac while rolling through South Central. That'd have been fucking epic.

Then we dropped off our tenor's daughter, got on I5, and headed north. More road trip shenanigans ensued, including pranks on the pastor. Right around the time we passed Westley (around 9:40pm) we passed another traffic accident, this time between an 18-wheeler and a Mazda Miata. The front of the 18-wheeler was obliterated, and I can't even think of strong enough words to describe the destruction of the Miata. It was bad. Blood on the grass in the median, two full body bags, and one shaken-to-hell truck driver sitting on the side of the road talking to the CHP. I've never seen anything in the world like that.

Anyway, that's my weekend.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Mar 2010, 02:39
Woo I just got 2 tickets to Lady Gaga's extra date at the O2 on presale!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 09 Mar 2010, 03:54
Dear guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7USvH1j6UY
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2010, 04:02
Love that song so much, but I think you mean:

Dear guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1KZKZs-2YM

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Post by: Drill King on 09 Mar 2010, 04:09
I have had my cat less than a day and I already feel panicked when I can't find him.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Mar 2010, 04:15
It'll fade. I kept having to check that the mouse cage was not mouseless but now I trust her to stay inside. Cats are so awesome!
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Post by: negative creep on 09 Mar 2010, 04:51
Yesterday I bought a 450-Euro-Suit for 150 Euros. I feel much better now.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2010, 09:07
Guys I feel like I have been posting too much lately. Do you agree Y/N?
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Post by: scarred on 09 Mar 2010, 09:17
for every post on this forum dovey you must make three
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Post by: valley_parade on 09 Mar 2010, 09:20
Woo I just got 2 tickets to Lady Gaga's extra date at the O2 on presale!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

....Gemm, you're now the most entirely un-punk woman on here.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Mar 2010, 10:57
shut up i don't care LA LA LA LA LAAAAA
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Post by: tommydski on 09 Mar 2010, 12:05
Guys I feel like I have been posting too much lately. Do you agree Y/N?

I don't think so. The more people who are actually funny and interesting post the better it is to offset the uh...y'know.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 09 Mar 2010, 12:50
Because I usually read books at that time of day, I've taken great pains to find audiobook versions of as many of the books on my personal reading list, and listen to those while running!

This is a really good idea, and I probably will steal it this summer if not sooner.
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Post by: Drill King on 09 Mar 2010, 14:48
GUYS


LATELY MY LIFE IS GETTING COOL THINGS!


Today I got a really nice bicycle and it feels really lovely, and looks really lovely. I feel like a little bit of a hipster because it's an older model Road King but I don't give a fuck because man what a sexy bike I like riding a bike god it is so much better than the bus I love you spring AGUHGUHBLUGGH I HAVE A CAT TOO
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Post by: Eris on 09 Mar 2010, 15:08
Lately I have been talking a fair bit about looking at places to rent, and the places either not being that good or there being so many people there that it discourages me entirely to even contemplate applying. On saturday we went and looked at an apartment and it was basically just what we wanted within the limitation of price range, as what we really wanted was too expensive. Except there were about 40 people who also were looking at it and taking application forms, so we just got all mopey and went and looked at pretty furniture we couldn't buy instead.

Yesterday we had a private inspection of another apartment in the same building as the busy one on saturday. there was another lady there looking too, but we had all our forms filled out and other information, so we applied with the real estate dude after the lady left. We got a call today saying our applications have been accepted and we can get the keys on friday and move in from then.

Fuck Yeah.
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Post by: Patrick on 09 Mar 2010, 15:14
Love that song so much, but I think you mean:

Dear guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1KZKZs-2YM



Whoa holy shit you found video from my concert? Oh man Dovey thanks I was looking for that shit for hours!

(true story: the fuckers at the church down there decided to cut out our entire motherfucking set, we could've all killed somebody)
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Post by: Emaline on 09 Mar 2010, 15:20
Eris, that is awesome news! Congrats!

I hope we have your luck when we start looking for places.
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Post by: Scarychips on 09 Mar 2010, 15:30
*bike talk*

Your post makes me feel kind of sad that I can't ride a bike. =(
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Mar 2010, 15:34
Remember I got excited about working at summer camp in America?

My application was rejected.

Fuckers.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 09 Mar 2010, 15:41
Don't befriend people with bob marley tshirts or rasta hats, they are the worst kind of stoners and stoners are already the dullest kind of people.
Heavens no.
Button-ups, sweaters and trousers wearers are among the best stoners.
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Post by: Lines on 09 Mar 2010, 15:42
That sucks. Sorry May. :c

shut up i don't care LA LA LA LA LAAAAA

Don't listen to him. Shane doesn't know much about this thing called "fun".
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Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Mar 2010, 16:11
Hannah I am so happy for you! Where is it?
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 09 Mar 2010, 16:14
Guys I feel like I have been posting too much lately. Do you agree Y/N?

I don't think so. The more people who are actually funny and interesting post the better it is to offset the uh...y'know.

the ones like me who just work on too many different projects at once?
/sarcasm
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Post by: Eris on 09 Mar 2010, 16:47
lunchy, it is this place (http://www.domain.com.au/Property/For-Rent/Apartment/NSW/Newtown/?adid=4719413). We will have swipe cards! Exciting!

We are going to have to have a housewarming, because I promised I would make biscuits for jimmy to eat.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Mar 2010, 16:52
Aw I know that building! It looks super nice.
And pfft, swipe cards, whatever, I have one for work - but you have A DRYER OMG OMG
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Post by: Eris on 09 Mar 2010, 17:01
I am so glad that a) we have bench space in the kitchen (also, gas! eee!) and b) we won't have to pay to do our washing. oh, and c) elevator! tiny, slow elevator, but still! No more stairs for me!
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 09 Mar 2010, 17:52
That does look like a really nice place.

This next part is sad, if you don't want to read sad this is me letting you know so you can skip it!
my mommy's best friend and also a coworker-friend of mine from when i worked at the factory died today. she had a brain tumor but we went up to see her on saturday and she seemed better, much much better and she was like running around being fun and sue-like and giving really good hugs to us. so my mom calls and she is quiet, and my grandma is in the hospital too right now so first she says "i have bad news", and my heart drops, "it's not gramma. it's sue. she died" and then she started crying and it sucks because i really want to hug my mommy because it is HER BEST FRIEND who died. and there was nothing i could do. but i am going home to her funeral this weekend.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2010, 19:33
Brittany that IS sad! Hope yr mum is OK

Heavens no.
Button-ups, sweaters and trousers wearers are among the best stoners.

You are getting stoned with Vampire Weekend?

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Post by: tommydski on 09 Mar 2010, 19:42
I am in favour of stoning Vampire Weekend.
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Post by: Scarychips on 09 Mar 2010, 19:50
no no, Tommy, you see that word with four letters? The one between "stoned" and "Vampire"? That's "with". It means in "the company of". Now, repeat after me. "with"
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Post by: Eris on 09 Mar 2010, 19:52
So we are stoning Jacob as well? I mean, he has made some terrible decisions, but really? Stoning him?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Mar 2010, 19:53
no no, Scarychips (sorry i don't know yr real name catdogg), you see Tommy's post? That's "humour". It means "something that is or is designed to be comical or amusing". Now, repeat after me "ha" "ha ha"
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Post by: Scarychips on 09 Mar 2010, 19:57
(Anthony's the real name, Dovey Dawg) Wait, I have to repeat "ha" or "ha ha" first? It's confusing.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 09 Mar 2010, 21:09
Yeah, they are basically vampire weekend minus the education and money.
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Post by: Emaline on 09 Mar 2010, 21:48
NOT LIKE I WAS EVER THE PERSON YOU WOULD HAVE TALKED TO THERE OR ANYTHING, but they shoulda sent you to the credit report disputes department. i've seen that happen a few times, where something was showing on a credit report that i couldn't find in our system. i mean, shit, what, i never worked there


Armed with this information, I will try again tomorrow.




Guys, I made a curry for dinner, and I usually put a few peppers. Today I out in one(as in 1, singular, uno, un) poblano in, which according to wiki has a relatively low heat rating, but according to Whole Foods was somewhat high. When I put in the cauliflower, I got some of the sauce on my finger tips, so I licked it off. Now, I think I need a new tongue. Also, my lip piercing is burning now.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 09 Mar 2010, 22:14
Well it's less hot than pretty much any pepper except for like bell and pimentos
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Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Mar 2010, 01:12
Hey I drive way safer when I am high! I find it literally impossible to exceed the speed limit.


This is true, when I'm high I'm going like 20 miles below the speed limit and freaking out at the unimaginable speeds of 35 mph.

Hi guys.

So, I was supposed to get support for housing, but it fell through? I think. I don't know, people aren't giving me details. It didn't work because I needed a diagnosis (a.k.a. their diagnosis) and because they hadn't diagnosed me with anything the case was closed. Or something. These things happen and I find out later.

Then it turns out I'm meeting with a woman tomorrow to talk about being put into an apartment of my own - as well as getting a job. This is...totally unexpected and totally awesome.

Oh, and my father made me get rid of the kitten. Now his girlfriend has it - the girlfriend whose room he sleeps in. Take that!
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Post by: sean on 10 Mar 2010, 06:30
So we are stoning Jacob as well? I mean, he has made some terrible decisions, but really? Stoning him?

no he is going to stone himself

har har har
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Post by: Alex C on 10 Mar 2010, 12:27
Guys, I made a curry for dinner, and I usually put a few peppers. Today I out in one(as in 1, singular, uno, un) poblano in, which according to wiki has a relatively low heat rating, but according to Whole Foods was somewhat high. When I put in the cauliflower, I got some of the sauce on my finger tips, so I licked it off. Now, I think I need a new tongue. Also, my lip piercing is burning now.

Peppers can vary a lot in heat, even if they come from the same plant, and poblanos are one of the worst offenders in that area. In all honesty, the best thing to do is to taste the bastards before you commit them to whatever you're cooking. It's a bitch, but preparing spicy foods requires a bit of sacrifice if you want to get really good at it as opposed to being a dabbler.
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Post by: Emaline on 10 Mar 2010, 12:41
Well it's less hot than pretty much any pepper except for like bell and pimentos



According to wikipedia, rarely, they can be surprisingly hotter than normal. However, I figured it out, and it wasn't the poblanos, but the green chilies that I had cut up earlier.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Mar 2010, 15:26
Tonight I went to an unexpectedly good student music event. My friend was singing so I went to see her, but of the four acts I saw there was only one I think wasn't very good: a girl with an incredible voice who was so lazy with her intonation and diction that she out-Amy Winehoused Amy Winehouse on a disasterous cover.

Anyway, my friend <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIRKS5erXxY>Maz O'Connor[/url] was amazing. I'd never heard her sing her own songs before - this one wasn't my favourite but it's the only one I can find recorded. Then the girl who we stayed to listen to, Lizi Foan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azvh40_561Y), was breath-takingly fabulous. She also sang one of her own songs which was amazingly well-written but this was my favourite thing she sang.

Then we went to Pizza Express and I ate delicious ice cream and now I have an essay and a half to write :(
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Post by: Christophe on 10 Mar 2010, 15:31
Dear Blog Thread the guy whom I borrowed my bass from is calling it back. To be fair, I've been borrowing it for about three years and I am starting a band soon with a guy with his own bass but damnit now I can't produce stuff by myself any more.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Mar 2010, 18:42
I think I'm the bassist in a power-metalcore band.

Best way to describe it.

My thoughts later when I'm not baked lovely.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 10 Mar 2010, 19:47
Tomorrow is House Day. It's only taken seven months, two weeks, and four days to get us all here.
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Post by: tania on 10 Mar 2010, 20:19
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA why did you send me an email about the open house you were having next week with free transportation provided from toronto and back this morning and not like a month ago, that opportunity would have been extremely beneficial to me in terms of answering questions about literally everything that is scaring me shitless about graduate school and now it is way too late for me to take the time off work. damnit, guys.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 10 Mar 2010, 20:43
ugh cannot focus on trivial school matters, waiting for THE BIG JOB OFFER.
going to pass out now. nite nite, internet.
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Post by: Emaline on 10 Mar 2010, 21:34
I'm so sick. I'm tired of being sick. It sucks. I coughed up a big red ball of grossness early. Ugh. I hate everything.
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Post by: JD on 10 Mar 2010, 21:38
My grandma is losing her memory and it is simultaneously the most depressing and frustrating thing.
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Post by: Emaline on 10 Mar 2010, 21:42
I experienced that with my great grandmother when I was a kid. It is very depressing and frustrating. My grandmother couldn't remember my name and called me mittens.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 10 Mar 2010, 21:49
My grandmother confused me with her son in the end. A unique sort of pain. You have my sympathies.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Mar 2010, 21:54
My mum forgets my name all the time. It's not so bad.
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Post by: öde on 10 Mar 2010, 21:56
My mum goes through a couple of names before she gets mine.
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Post by: Slick on 10 Mar 2010, 22:19
Grampy always called all of us kids 'dicky'. I never really got to know him before he died because I was kind of afraid of him. That, and the last time I could of gone over to see him, I was busy playing video games. I mean, he died a month or so later, right after christmas. I was in town just for a week and a half but I never really understood him or felt comfortable around him. My grandmother died when I was like ten so I didn't really know her at all as anything besides that incredibly nice lady who had a proper pantry piled with preserves and who made delicious fucking zucchini cake when we were over and gave us kool-aid (which we were not allowed to drink at home) (I think she stocked it just for us grandkids).
I guess, like, whatever. My dad's dad didn't know our names well, or maybe he just liked calling all his little grandsons dicky because he thought it was funny. I never knew him because I didn't.
whateva
la vie, c'est bon
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Post by: Emaline on 10 Mar 2010, 22:36
So, the weather has been all crazy lately(thus me getting sick). It was cold as heck, and we had to wear coats, and then instantly the next day it was overcast but shorts weather. Everytime the sunsets(and sometimes when it doesn't) it rains. I knew a storm was coming sometime, and today we finally had tornado warnings. It's super storming now, but and I hope it goes all night. I love a good storm.


Also, since both I and the bf are sickly, today we went out for a short while(mostly to buy medicine) and bought Bioshock 2 and Brutal Legend(which was only $20!), and then a friend came over to drop off Mass Effect 2. So we are basically stationed on the couch, with all our bedding, watching other play video games, and drinking orange juice until we are better.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Mar 2010, 23:25
Yay Blog Thread I got my new glasses today!

But:

I seem to be having a bit of trouble right now getting used to the new prescription (particularly because they are bifocal and switching between the top & bottom is tripping me out) and it's giving me a bit of a headache! Which is dumb as heck because I got my prescription changed+wear glasses in the first place because I got headaches from reading/computer. Hopefully that goes away soon.
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Post by: scarred on 11 Mar 2010, 00:09
Bifocals! You're old!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Mar 2010, 00:25
Yes I am! This is what I've been trying to say and everybody is like "hey fuck you because I am
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 11 Mar 2010, 00:42
Man, I got my first pair of bifocals at the age of four and a half.  They were pink.  They were not old people's glasses!

(Also, Dovey, when I later switched back to normal lenses and then later again to Transitions lenses and later again back to normal lenses [yes my optical history is bizarre as fuck], I got headaches the first week or so each time and then they went away.  So there's hope!)
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 Mar 2010, 00:48
Yes I am! This is what I've been trying to say

I am Dorian Gray and Dovey is the picture in my attic.  Mwahahaha!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Mar 2010, 01:04
man what the hell why does my post have a bullet point

i'd edit it but honestly that's too bizarre not to leave
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Post by: scarred on 11 Mar 2010, 01:11
You made an "[ x ]" (without spaces)

does that make a bullet point?

HOLY FUCK YES IT DOES

this is
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Post by: Patrick on 11 Mar 2010, 03:11
My grandmother confused me with her son in the end. A unique sort of pain. You have my sympathies.

God, when my grandpa went like this, it killed me. I couldn't see him for the full year before he died because he would always call me Tom, which is my dad's name. Watching the deterioration is the worst thing in the world.

Dear blah thread,

I started training today and I think a girl is interested in me I guess? Eh I have no spare time anyway right now so whatever.

<3,
Me
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Mar 2010, 03:30
Jens, good project :) Plus Guiness in your crazy frozen land is far too expensive, the obvious solution is to spend the money you save this month on coming back to Britain and drinking real Guiness for real prices.

I just had my end of term Director of Studies meeting. They're meant to be five minutes long - I was there for an hour and spent most of it crying. Basically I'd decided I had to sort out this problem I've been having with her tort supervisions and I don't think she'd even realised it was an issue for me. We didn't exactly sort anything but I'm going again on Tuesday to try and figure out what I'm going to do. She did offer to arrange a new supervisor for me, not just for next year but even for this one, but I get the feeling that if I say that I do want that then I'll have failed the test of my strength of mind.

Not exactly sure how I'm feeling. I think I might go and sleep for a bit.
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Post by: scarred on 11 Mar 2010, 03:43
Cinema Paradiso

hurglburgl such a great movie
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Post by: Metope on 11 Mar 2010, 03:44
Jens, good project :) Plus Guiness in your crazy frozen land is far too expensive, the obvious solution is to spend the money you save this month on coming back to Britain and drinking real Guiness for real prices.

I just had my end of term Director of Studies meeting. They're meant to be five minutes long - I was there for an hour and spent most of it crying. Basically I'd decided I had to sort out this problem I've been having with her tort supervisions and I don't think she'd even realised it was an issue for me. We didn't exactly sort anything but I'm going again on Tuesday to try and figure out what I'm going to do. She did offer to arrange a new supervisor for me, not just for next year but even for this one, but I get the feeling that if I say that I do want that then I'll have failed the test of my strength of mind.

Not exactly sure how I'm feeling. I think I might go and sleep for a bit.

I'm guessing he went to Glassbaren, which is a student place where everything is really cheap (read: normal prices if you're not in Norway), so not drinking there is actually quite the accomplishment! Also that sucks, May, I hope you'll be okay.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Mar 2010, 04:42
I just sneezed so hard that now all the tendons in my neck + shoulders hurt like hell
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Post by: McTaggart on 11 Mar 2010, 05:44
If you closed your eyes and held your nose you'd have a serious beard.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Mar 2010, 06:23
I just sneezed so hard that now all the tendons in my neck + shoulders hurt like hell

I hate this.

Whenever I sneeze it's like I've thrown out my shoulers, neck, back, arms and legs. I hate my body.
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Post by: valley_parade on 11 Mar 2010, 07:25
Last night, I went out for some beers with a friend. We made some new friends, ate some ridiculously tasty chicken wings, and I got a cute girls' number!

Go self. Usually I'm too shy to even talk to a girl, and I end up getting a number? This might be a whole new me.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Mar 2010, 08:01
This is true, when I'm high I'm going like 20 miles below the speed limit and freaking out at the unimaginable speeds of 35 mph.

You do realise this is an enormously fucked-up and ridiculously selfish thing to do, right? You can still kill people at 35mph you moron, if you're being freaked out by the speed then the amount you've reduced your reaction time means you're going to be useless if something unexpected happens.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Mar 2010, 08:09
Without wanting to disagree with you in the general, it is kind of unfair to target Zingoleb specifically. All you drugged-up drivers are morons, don't do that shit.

Blog thread, I tried to go and have a three hour nap and kept waking up more tired that I was before and now I can't sleep at all. What has happened to my sleeping?

Tonight is the Law faculty v Law society university challenge, which might be quite funny - the lecturers who are involved are pretty cool and the students are all third years so should be able to put up a fair fight. Then I'm meeting up again with the cast of my latest play which will be fun, hopefully.

I also have a slightly odd question for any UK forumites over 19 - do you go to the dentist any more? Is the media hype about not being able to find a dentist genuine?
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Post by: october1983 on 11 Mar 2010, 08:12
Blog thread, I tried to go and have a three hour nap and kept waking up more tired that I was before and now I can't sleep at all. What has happened to my sleeping?

You became a student!
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Post by: Slick on 11 Mar 2010, 09:14
don't drive while high
maybe you've never had an accident but that is terrible reasoning
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 11 Mar 2010, 09:16
Without wanting to disagree with you in the general, it is kind of unfair to target Zingoleb specifically. All you drugged-up drivers are morons, don't do that shit.

Yeah, you bastards.

I also have a slightly odd question for any UK forumites over 19 - do you go to the dentist any more? Is the media hype about not being able to find a dentist genuine?

This is true in some places. I was worried about losing my place on the dentistry register so I kept my place at my dentist from home but the local Doctor's Surgery is always advertising places available at Dentist's Surgeries in the area and there always seems to be a few places going around.

At home though, it is an issue. My dad isn't a big fan of the dentist and so didn't go for over 2 years (which is the length of time where they strike you off) and lost his place on the register. It took him over a year to get another place as you have to go on to a waiting list which can be longer than the actual register in some places and in the mean time he had to visit one of those walk-in centres which are understaffed and full of dentist's newly qualified which doesn't exactly fill you with confidence.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Mar 2010, 09:20
There's some sort of joke about British people here but gosh I can't do it.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 11 Mar 2010, 09:44
Without wanting to disagree with you in the general, it is kind of unfair to target Zingoleb specifically. All you drugged-up drivers are morons, don't do that shit.

Good point, I think I sort of assumed Dovey was joking since he does not normally seem really stupid. If he wasn't: for fuck's sake don't fucking do that.
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Post by: sean on 11 Mar 2010, 11:30
so last month its snowmageddon and this month its 67 degrees outside.

what the hell weather
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Mar 2010, 11:31
There is a reason why British people have bad teeth: it is because none of us have insurance covering dentists' fees and dentists are not free.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 11 Mar 2010, 12:43
They are as a student. Get yourself the forms from the dentist and be free of costs for your years as a student. :)
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 Mar 2010, 14:07
I've been here for four years and still haven't signed up for dentistry.
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Post by: Eris on 11 Mar 2010, 14:20
All my grandparents are already dead.

I haven't been to the dentist in years.

I have a lisp, way to be insensitive to speech impediments, you jerk.


(Do i win a prize?)
(also, the little kid I know doesn't say his l's, and his s's are t's, so his aunt Sahar is Tahar. it's cute! Nikki not saying her letters properly is a normal part of speech development, unless she is older than I am thinking, in which it could be an indication that she might have hearing issues.)
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 Mar 2010, 15:50
Okay, so I broke up with this girl in January and apparently it wasn't on good terms at all. And I've been blabbing about this festival Primavera in Barcelona for a while (all over the place, here, but also on Twitter), and I know that she follows me on twitter. and then suddenly today she announced that she's going there as well, even though I know for a fact that while we were going out (I never thought we were going out, which is why I kinda broke up with her, but she did, which is probably why she was angry) she did not listen to any of the bands that are playing there. Maybe I'm being a bit weird, but is that weird? Or is it (most likely) just some crazy coincidence?

In other news, my dissertation is now 13 pages long. woohoo!
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Post by: scarred on 11 Mar 2010, 15:53
She's gonna be following you on more than twitter dogg.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Mar 2010, 16:23
dude get a disguise and then tweet your location during the festival, and see if she shows up. then discretely take photos of her and tweet them.

she will never bother you again




....or she'll bother you even more! I have no idea, I'm not a doctor.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Mar 2010, 17:33


I have a lisp, way to be insensitive to speech impediments, you jerk.

I also kick crippled people when they fall out of their wheelchairs.


Quote
(also, the little kid I know doesn't say his l's, and his s's are t's, so his aunt Sahar is Tahar. it's cute! Nikki not saying her letters properly is a normal part of speech development, unless she is older than I am thinking, in which it could be an indication that she might have hearing issues.)

She's three. It's normal.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 11 Mar 2010, 17:34
I have no idea, I'm not a doctor.

I consulted a doctor on your behalf and he said "Get a twitterectomy."
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Post by: A Wet Helmet on 11 Mar 2010, 17:44
Last night I went to the airport and picked up a former room mate and very good friend of mine that I hadn't seen in almost eleven years.   We went back to the hotel he was staying at and sat in the restaurant bullshitting and carrying on until they closed at midnight.  As we were working our way into the hotel bar, I saw sitting together (and obviously, together, know-what-I-mean?) one of our company executives who happens to be very married with a whole fucking litter of kids with one of our young, single paralegals.

I am now the proud owner of a salacious gossip bomb that I must not share. 
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 11 Mar 2010, 17:45
Okay, so I broke up with this girl in January and apparently it wasn't on good terms at all. And I've been blabbing about this festival Primavera in Barcelona for a while (all over the place, here, but also on Twitter), and I know that she follows me on twitter. and then suddenly today she announced that she's going there as well, even though I know for a fact that while we were going out (I never thought we were going out, which is why I kinda broke up with her, but she did, which is probably why she was angry) she did not listen to any of the bands that are playing there. Maybe I'm being a bit weird, but is that weird? Or is it (most likely) just some crazy coincidence?

In other news, my dissertation is now 13 pages long. woohoo!

dang dude, story of my lifeeeee.
sorta. my ex twitter/blog stalked me for a while even though he claimed to hate me and said lots of awful stuff about me to me AND my parents have seen exactly what he said.

my dissertation type thing for a developmental psych course is 15 pages long.

also today, i went for a more detailed psychiatric evaluation thanks to that one brief crisis i had and stupidly decided to blog about.
results still be inconclusive, yo. recent bloodwork is okay, still no hypomania, still not bipolar, geeez everyone calm down.

i'm sick of talking about feeeeeeelings. i don't wanna be on meds of any sort. i think the problem is that people misunderstand my brilliant brain. i'm supposed to get an mri scan done and everything. holy hell this is exhausting. i just want to get a job and be back in school full time. this house is full of sad memories. and my parents really need to stop worrying about my accumulated sleep debt. i'll be fine. i'd sleep better if i had someone sweet to cuddle up with. gawd.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Mar 2010, 17:50
Goddamn I really want to go get some noodles with beef and broccoli and oyster sauce but I've got $60 to last me through till Monday or Tuesday and I need to BUDGET. I have soup in the fridge but I am kind of sick of it after eating it for two days.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Mar 2010, 18:18
I found out today I live exactly 2,000 miles away from Las Vegas (http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=2417&o=0&l=dir&q=how+far+is+las+vegas+from+Millville%2C+NY)
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Post by: Patrick on 11 Mar 2010, 18:25
That is 10300.7315 miles too close to Las Vegas

I mean I ain't ever been but that place just seems like bad news
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Post by: nobo on 11 Mar 2010, 18:58
Las Vegas is surprisingly nice. The food there is top notch.
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Post by: jmrz on 11 Mar 2010, 19:02
Agh, dammit Regina Spektor tickets, car repairs, car registration and trip to Sydney ALL IN ONE WEEK GAH.

I am not used to not having money. I hate not having money. Europe was expensive, so expensive.
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Post by: scarred on 11 Mar 2010, 20:06
depressing post ahead! take evasive action!

my mom has some really rare form of uteran cancer that is also very aggressive and spreads globally very fast. She is starting chemo for the next 63 days and then undergoing surgery, and then doing more chemo. I am not entirely unconvinced that I'm dreaming this, it feels too weird.

back to your regular programming!
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Post by: Lines on 11 Mar 2010, 20:08
Edit because you posted when I was: Sorry man, I hope your mom gets through that ok.

It's kind of sad that playing laser tag showed me how out of shape I am. But on the good side, I played laser tag! I ran around in the dark and shot my friends! It was really fun!
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 11 Mar 2010, 21:38
Scarred, best of luck to your mom and family, I hope she gets through it ok.

Now, my intended post: This is now mine! I promise I will try to shut up about it now.
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/bainidhedub/pickering.jpg)
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Post by: Emaline on 11 Mar 2010, 22:12
Scarred, that super sucks, and I'm really sorry to hear that. Please keep us updated. I really hope she pulls through it all, and everything goes well for you.

Patrick, Las Vegas is pretty nice, and really cheap if you plan it properly. I've been thinking about going on a vacation there soon.

bainidhe_dub(Rosey? Is that your name? I'm the forgetter.), thats totally awesome! Me and my boyfriend have been kinda thinking about buying a house lately.




Blog thread: Still sick. Went to doctor today, and she said it was too early for antibiotics. So she told me to try ibuprofen, and sudafed. So I'm taking that. It's been nice staying at home with the bf, though. He is sick as well, same symptoms expect with coughing, so he has been home since Wednesday. We just stay at home on the couch and watch weird tv, and nap and play video games, and it is very comfy and nice. I am hoping we are both better before the end of this weekend.

Also, today I was woke up by my phone twice! Both calls had exciting news. First was my mom telling me that Pearl Jam had announced tour dates and were coming to St. Louis. Not exciting news in and of itself(unless you are a big Pearl Jam fan), but exciting news for me because that means my mom and I are hosting the preshow party! Which is a charity event that is held before most Pearl Jam shows, where various people/place donate band and music related stuff(We've gotten a quite a few signed things donated, and countless other cool shit), and then we hold a raffle for it. We've raised so much money doing this, and it's so much fun, so I'm pretty super excited about it.

The second phone call was from.... Hot Topic! They want to do a second interview! Yay! I might get employed again! Although, if I get this job I will be making less money than I am on unemployment, which is kinda crappy. But it'll be nice to actually have a job again.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 11 Mar 2010, 22:21
I am in a grouchy, emo mood for no fucking reason at all

I mean fuck me there's people in here posting about their mothers starting chemo and all I can think about right now is how I kinda don't give a shit about anything, with thoughts about not wanting to play music at all anymore, and thoughts about how I kinda don't deserve to live since I don't give a fuck about doing anything with my life

What the fuck is wrong with me, I am always preaching about putting shit into perspective, and right now my perspective is all kinds of fucked up and stupid
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Post by: Emaline on 11 Mar 2010, 22:28
Go take a nap, or a shower, or go for a run. The mood will pass.



I need a good book to read. Just finished up When You Are Engulfed In Flames by Davis Sedaris. I've had an urge to re-read The Graveyard Book, but we don't have a copy, and I want to get away from reading so much Neil Gaiman. I mean, nothing wrong with him, or his work, but I should probably branch out more.
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 11 Mar 2010, 22:56
I've been reading The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey, but that probably isn't your style.
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Post by: JD on 11 Mar 2010, 22:59
What type of book are you looking for?
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Post by: Emaline on 11 Mar 2010, 23:01
I'm not really sure to be completely honest. Probably less sci fi/fantasy and more like David Sedaris and John Irving. I've read everything by David Sedaris, though.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 11 Mar 2010, 23:03
I recommend The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Or not. I don't care.

So if you remember I've been trying to get a new job because I hate mine so much. I did get a promotion which is nice and I guess I'm starting to not hate it so much. That said I've just applied for about 4 bookshops this week and I just applied for a job at JB Hi-Fi which is a store that sells dvds and cds and games and computers and stuff that I generally like. They kind of encourage visible tattoos and piercings and stuff because they're all cool and hip and whatever. It's in Bondi which is about an hour away on public transport but I think it would be cool to get something like that.

Alternatively I'm starting to think I should stay at my current job that I hate with a fiery passion because it turns out I'm really good at it (doesn't make me hate it less). Decisions, decisions.
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Post by: JD on 11 Mar 2010, 23:27
Why don't you read The Professor and The Madman? Unless you already have of course.

It is one of my favorite books.
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Post by: Patrick on 12 Mar 2010, 01:26
Go take a nap, or a shower, or go for a run. The mood will pass.

I just did all three and I decided that I want to sell all my guitars and gear.

I don't think it worked.

I'm going back to bed now. Tomorrow morning I'ma make a post to the guitar forum I'm on and see if there's any takers. Somebody's bound to want to nab this stuff.
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Post by: Emaline on 12 Mar 2010, 01:37
I will look into all recommendations. Woo having an Amazon Prime account!

Patrick, thats a dumb idea and you know. If you think it might be something you do actually want to do take some time to consider it. Why the sudden change? What is different? Give it a few days before you start selling your shit off.



Anyway:
So, it's dumb and maybe its the cold medicine talking, but facebook made me realize something today. My boyfriend and I are super connected. I don't really believe much in fate but man. This makes are pretty good argument for it. When I first lived in IL, he worked at the gas station literally right down the street from my house. I lived in a tiny ass town, and we shared a lot of common interest, including places to hang out in this tiny tiny town. A good number of my friends and old coworkers are friends with his coworkers. My aunt is really good friends with one of the guys in his department, one of my old bosses is friends with his cousin, my best friend works for his good friend's mom(and we both visited the place they worked often). Not counting the big box stores, I worked at the only game/music/movie place in town(at least while I lived there. Recent visits there show that there are two other competing locations now), and we are both big game/music/movie nerds, so it's crazy we never ran into each other that way.

Its weird, our first date was.... forever ago. Obama wasn't in office yet. I was still living with my parents. And we didn't start dating then. It was just that first date and that was it for the longest. Then he came over a few times, and we just sorta remained friends. And now we've almost been going out for a year. It's just so crazy. I couldn't imagine life any differently.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Mar 2010, 02:14
Living with another person seems really alien to me - obviously I've lived with family most of my life thus far but living as an adult with someone just feels so far away, but I have friends who have been living together for two or three years now. Weird.

Today is a busy day! I'm giving a college tour, going to eat waffles for lunch (mmm), going to see The Lovely Bones (both the aforementioned with my college mum) and then going to see my tutor about what I actually ended up talking to my DoS about yesterday so I don't really need to go any more. Then I need to pack up some stuff to take over to my friend's room because she has a holiday licence for her room and I'm going to store stuff in it, but she leaves tomorrow :(

It'll be so weird being here without other people. But nice too, I hope I'll get a lot of work done and we've got meal vouchers so I won't have to cook.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Mar 2010, 02:27
n this tiny tiny town.

That is the explanation.
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 12 Mar 2010, 02:31
Hey blog thread.

You may recall that I was witness to an assault at the last job I had. Well, now the criminal justice system has finally got round to having a hearing this month. So in the next six months I may be called to trial as a witness. I am not looking forward to this. I can barely remember what happened, and my family lives very near to the town the defendants are from. Add to that the violent nature of the crime and our easy to find surname, I'm worried.

Also, apparently if I have a holiday I just have to go anyway. Woo. If it means I have to cancel my trip to Sweden I am going to be pissed off.
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Post by: Emaline on 12 Mar 2010, 02:36
n this tiny tiny town.

That is the explanation.


Well, I didn't grow up there, and neither did he, and we both live and work in MO now. Due to my family moving around a lot, my siblings currently go to his elementary school, and my brother has one of his teachers. My aunt who knows one of his coworkers met him in a different city at a different job in IL, and now he works with my boyfriend in MO. His cousin lives in a town that is 7 hours away from my old boss. Its just weird to me that people from IL at the place I worked, know people in MO where my boyfriend works. And that we never met until he moved to Mo and stalked me on okc.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Mar 2010, 04:35
Having a cousin that lives 7 hours away from your old boss...

Wow, maybe his horoscope says that he can be outgoing when he is with his friends but can also be shy at other times.

I think you're making too much of it, really.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 12 Mar 2010, 05:31
I assume I have been fired/made redundant, because I haven't had a shift for over a month now, but I don't know why or even if I have been fired because my boss isn't answering any of my calls/texts. It really pisses me off, I was not doing a bad job (how can you do a bad job of walking around a nightclub picking up glasses and putting them on the bar anyway?) and now I'm poor.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 12 Mar 2010, 05:36
This is the problem with casual work. You're technically not fired but you should probably look for a new job because it sounds like they've abandoned you, the worker.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Mar 2010, 06:26
Yeah, you should go job hunting. I worked at a restaurant for a while and they did that to a girl I worked with (because she was stealing tips) and then they kind of did that with me when I asked for a weekend off so I could move (which I asked for a few weeks in advance, so I don't really get that.) If the guy is not answering your calls, I think it's time to find a new job. But I do recommend going in to find out why they are being jerks, just so that if you put this job on your resume, they might say you're ok. (I don't put my restaurant job on my resume because I didn't talk to the owner or a manager and still don't know why they did that, so who knows what they'd say about me.)
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Post by: Spluff on 12 Mar 2010, 06:32
The moustache probably put them off.

Addendum: Fuck whitetails.
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Post by: Drill King on 12 Mar 2010, 06:58
Hey guys, I need some help!

So the 'hiring season' is coming up (late april to mid may), this is one of the few times in the city you can get a 'nice' student job(restaurant, cafe, etc). I currently work at a grocery store for minimum wage and I really don't like it. However, I will be 19 by this hiring year so I might be able to find a job as a waitress and/or in a cafe(IE tips tips tips). I would be making significantly more money than I am now.


HOWEVER

This job leaves me with a loooot of flexibility and a lot of control, they're very lenient and let me have as much time off as I like, whenever I like. Here is the catch, I am probably going away in june and maybe a tiny bit of august, and I generally want to have some free time this summer, however, this means I won't be able to get a new, better paying, more fun, more cool job for next year.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Mar 2010, 08:06
Agh, dammit Regina Spektor tickets, car repairs, car registration and trip to Sydney ALL IN ONE WEEK GAH.

Yep this is pretty much the gist of what my thing is as well. I finally got my phone back from The World's Most Incompetent Phone Repair Assholes today after they told me that after having it for two months that they've finally worked out that the phone is proper-fucked and nothing can be done. How the fuck does it take two months to work that shit out? Anyway that means I have the distinct privilege of paying three hundred-and-something dollars for a replacement phone (it is one of them Apple doohickeys (it is borked because I dropped it in water(which is not covered by warranty))). This in addition to my new glasses, and my mum's AND my sister's birthday this week, and a bunch of expenses to do with travelling and trying to save for travelling and there about ten large and expensive gigs I want to go to (Regina Spektor tickets are like $80 WHAT) but I guess now I can only go to half at most and I booked in a tattoo (potentially a mistake, in hindsight).

In other news, my family are awful!
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Post by: Slick on 12 Mar 2010, 08:33
leet
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Post by: Slick on 12 Mar 2010, 08:33
damnit
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 12 Mar 2010, 13:18
Having a cousin that lives 7 hours away from your old boss...

Wow, maybe his horoscope says that he can be outgoing when he is with his friends but can also be shy at other times.

I think you're making too much of it, really.


Gosh, Jimmy, read! The boss and the cousin are old friends. It's weird that they know each other yet they live 7 hours apart. Its just strange how there are all these connections.

Also, stop raining on my parade D:
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Post by: jmrz on 12 Mar 2010, 14:48
Agh, dammit Regina Spektor tickets, car repairs, car registration and trip to Sydney ALL IN ONE WEEK GAH.

Yep this is pretty much the gist of what my thing is as well. I finally got my phone back from The World's Most Incompetent Phone Repair Assholes today after they told me that after having it for two months that they've finally worked out that the phone is proper-fucked and nothing can be done. How the fuck does it take two months to work that shit out? Anyway that means I have the distinct privilege of paying three hundred-and-something dollars for a replacement phone (it is one of them Apple doohickeys (it is borked because I dropped it in water(which is not covered by warranty))). This in addition to my new glasses, and my mum's AND my sister's birthday this week, and a bunch of expenses to do with travelling and trying to save for travelling and there about ten large and expensive gigs I want to go to (Regina Spektor tickets are like $80 WHAT) but I guess now I can only go to half at most and I booked in a tattoo (potentially a mistake, in hindsight).

In other news, my family are awful!

Tickets to Regina's Sydney Show are $91 + booking fee. There is me and three other people who want to go. Guess who's booking those tickets? Me. Guess who has a pretty maxed out credit card? Me! Basically, if they want Regina tickets, I told them I need cash on Monday, cause I can't really afford to put all this on the credit card I need to pay my rego with.

At least for once, it's on a night I can actually make it to Sydney on.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 12 Mar 2010, 16:26
One thing I always loved about Regina Spektor shows was the demographic. I was just another dude wearing an internet t-shirt, but there were the extreme of extreme hipsters to punk rockers to old people with kids on their shoulders. Last time I saw her it just felt like things were right with the world that this bizarre mixture of people just wanted to hang out and listen to this lady play piano and sing.
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Post by: Jace on 12 Mar 2010, 17:18
Blog Thread,
Got kicked out of a club last night for holding a beer bottle. Not even drinking it (which I did intend to do at some point), just holding it. Sucked, but it was okay because I had root beer and vodka first and a beer after that. Also it was a gay club that I went to with 3 ladies and a friend from work. There was a drag show happening. I also saw a dude watching himself dance in the mirror. Just... watching himself dance nonstop. Also I saw the movie The Crazies.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 12 Mar 2010, 18:47
Patrick, thats a dumb idea and you know. If you think it might be something you do actually want to do take some time to consider it. Why the sudden change? What is different? Give it a few days before you start selling your shit off.

It is day two and I still haven't resumed giving a fuck about playing music

Also I remember making a statement of basically "Hey, I am going to do something," and not "Hey, I give a fuck about what you, whoever may be reading, think about the subject"
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Patrick on 12 Mar 2010, 18:48
P.S. for unrelated: if I were less of a law-abiding citizen I would stab my cunt of a stepmother
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 12 Mar 2010, 19:46
Patrick don't be a brat.
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Post by: tania on 12 Mar 2010, 19:51
to be fair, it's not like he posted it on a public message board where anyone could read it and express their opinion or anything
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Post by: tania on 12 Mar 2010, 19:52
oh
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Post by: Patrick on 12 Mar 2010, 19:55
I don't remember asking either of you a fucking thing either
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Post by: Patrick on 12 Mar 2010, 19:59
In fact I don't think I've asked anybody what they thought about anything for something like a month except for maybe last week when I thought I wanted to make a gear trade with my guitars

Other than that I don't think I asked anybody anything so I don't really give a fuck if you think you're somehow entitled to give me unsolicited advice

Also Emilio, oh noes, I don't give a fuck about some bullshit that somebody said out of ignorance as to why I want to sell my shit, therefore I am a brat.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 12 Mar 2010, 20:03
Okay Pat. Cool.

Here is a picture of my awesome 80's boots because I just took a pic for meebo and figured I should share.
I have not yet bought the boots I was whinging about because I have not had the money yet! But I do not so maybe I will buy them this weekend.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/Photoon2010-03-13at1455.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 12 Mar 2010, 20:16
Patrick, take a breather and go ride a bike or something. Get out of your house and away from the computer. K?

Lunchy, those are flipping fantastic.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jmrz on 12 Mar 2010, 20:21
Patrick, if you don't like hearing people's opinions, do not post on the internet about your problems which seem to be greatly increasing. If you do choose to post your shit on the internet, people are going to a) ignore it or b) comment on it. If they do comment on it, then do not yell and scream at them over the internet because they aren't going to care.

You've been here long enough to know that people here are generally a nice group of people. Stop being a dick about it. Take Linds' advice and step away and take a breather, come back when things make more sense.

Lunchy, those are rockin' on all accounts.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: count on 12 Mar 2010, 20:28
Those boots are dope!
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Post by: Patrick on 12 Mar 2010, 20:35
I make a single goddamn post about "I want to sell my stuff because I don't (care about/want) it anymore" and people are all way the fuck up in my business telling me what I should and shouldn't do when there was absolutely no indicator that I ever fucking cared what they thought or how they felt

And frankly I think it's fucking bullshit and I think the people who do it are fucking bullshit

Also going out and biking is a stupid idea, I bike 10 miles every day getting to and from work and I have a sinus infection and a cold at the same time and also the AIDS

also I haven't seen a doctor or anything but for the last two weeks I've been having legitimate urges to kill everybody I see and I've been suppressing it and I am seriously concerned that I am going insane because I really don't give a fuck about anything including my own well-being or safety or security or employment or even my next meal and the girl who is being trained with me is being nothing but nice and kind to me and I hate her the most out of fucking anybody right now and what is left of the good person inside me cares about her safety, she has been nothing but a great person, but the part of me that's been taking hold over the last two weeks is the part that wants to destroy anything good
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Post by: Jace on 12 Mar 2010, 20:44
Patrick, wait like 3 weeks before you decide to sell yr stuff. I sold the first army I ever fully painted, and then like 2 weeks later I ended up buying most of the stuff that I had just sold. Except it was new and unpainted. I never got around to finishing them a second time. You gotta wait and feel it out.
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Post by: count on 12 Mar 2010, 20:49
and also the AIDS

lulz
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Post by: sean on 12 Mar 2010, 21:26
patrick the way i see it posting in this thread is basically saying "hey internet friends this is what is happening in my life what do you guys think about that?" its just like talking to yr friends in real life, when you tell them a story they are probably gonna have something to say about it. if you didnt want anyone commenting on yr present situation, you shouldn't have posted here. however, you did, so now its an open forum for discussion.

okay now for my life. guys i am on spring break and other than a few days of work i've pretty much have a whole week of nothing much lined up, and i am pretty excited! it'll be nice just to have a quiet week for a change.
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Post by: Inlander on 12 Mar 2010, 23:12
Tickets to Regina's Sydney Show are $91 + booking fee.

Jesus Christ. I like Regina Spektor so I don't crazy like her.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 12 Mar 2010, 23:21
Also, Dear Jeffery Blogelstein:

Today's been a cool day. I got up at 8:30 as usual to go hang out with the Sudanese kids. Last week various things happened to make it unexpectedly stressful (kids playing in park sprinklers, parents getting upset, and finally the little boy I'm paired with hitting a little girl with his wet clothes and making her cry) but this week was much nicer. So that was this morning. Then this afternoon I went to my local fancy Italian food shop (I live in the part of Melbourne where all the Italian post-war immigrants settled) where they were having a "market day", which basically meant lots of delicious food being made and sold and given away as samples. Then it was to one of my local cafes because I needed a coffee, so I sat under a tree out the back and drank coffee and read the paper for about an hour, then it was next door to a fancy bottle-shop which was having a beer-tasting afternoon featuring various local craft breweries from Melbourne's extraordinarily dynamic craft brewing scene. So that was my afternoon.

Tonight it's off to the pub to watch the Rugby, then if I'm not too tired it's off to a bar to see some local Afrobeat band (with the irresistable name of the Black Jesus Experience).

Tomorrow I'm going to an old Art Deco cinema on the other side of the city to see a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers double-bill in the afternoon, then to a really nice bar in the city to see Robert Forster (ex-Go-Betweens) in the evening. Somewhere in between those two things I'll have to figure out what to do about dinner.
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Post by: Emaline on 12 Mar 2010, 23:56
Hey guys, I've been feeling really grouchy lately and I'm just not interested in anything I used to love. I'm gonna sell all my art supplies, including my fancy expensive paint brushes, and I'm just gonna toss out my portfolio. If its art and I made it, it's gone. Same with all my graphic design related books. Fuck typography. I don't need any of that shit. It doesn't matter that many of them cost great deals of money(ok like $68 for the very most probably, but still its not often that I own $68 books). I don't need any of that shit. I hate art now, because I've been in a bad mood for a few days. It doesn't matter that I spent years upon years of my life dedicated to art. Fuck my years at art schools. None of that matters because I am in a grouchy mood and being a brat and have been for two days.

 :roll:






Blog Thread, I got rid of my dog today. It sucks, but we couldn't care for him. He was destroying the apartment, and after four months of training he refused to go outside. And with both of us sick, it was incredibly hard to take care of him. So we took him back to the humane society today. I know he'll have no problem finding a new home, hopefully something with another dog and a more humans. He needs lots of love and attention. It was a pretty crappy day because of that and its weird to be home without him, but I know we made the right choice.
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Post by: JD on 13 Mar 2010, 00:13
So my great-uncle who has pancreatic cancer(except the tumor is inert) is visiting. This has been great for grandma.

Also I'll probably be learning french when the summer rolls around, wooo
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Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Mar 2010, 00:22
It feels incredibly bizarre to be packing up my stuff when I'm going to be here for over two more weeks, but it all has to go into my friend's room for storage before she leaves, and I have to start work at 10am today so I'm up at stupidly-early o'clock packing up my clothes and stuff.

I'm also looking forwards to a few days of doing nothing, but it'll have to wait until the start of April because I have the telephone campaign until then and I need to get my work sorted ready for revision. Fingers crossed that I can actually focus and work for these two weeks instead of wasting my time feeling bored like I usually do when the alternative is working.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2010, 00:34
Today Imna washed my fuggin' car
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Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Mar 2010, 02:46
You're...going to or you have. You're going to have washed it?

Oh, okay, I get it, you're planning so far ahead you're planning ahead of your own plans. Neat!
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Post by: Eris on 13 Mar 2010, 04:37
I don't remember asking either of you a fucking thing either

So if you were hanging out with some friends and told them what you did here and they replied that it was a dumb idea, would you have snapped at them the same way you have to us?


Guys! We have a new place! Lease is signed, keys have been collected, everything is going swimmingly in that department. We went over there last night and cooked stir fry to celebrate, and to measure everything to work out how big the place is. There are some issues (The fridge we have is 3cm too tall for the space in the kitchen for it, which sucks, and the toilet leaks water when we flush it) but all in all we are super pumped to be moving in there. There is a small computer desk downstairs in the carpark that people have abandoned that I am seriously going to take and use, because it is the perfect size for the laptop and tablet and other stuff. Our car space is right next to the elevator, too, which is awesome! Too bad that elevator is turned off at some point during the night and we have to use the other one that is far away. Things to remember, I guess.

The place feels like a hotel, though. Like, we parked in the carpark, and there were heaps of cars in there, but walking down the hallways it was completely silent, and no one was around. So it makes me feel like I have to be really quiet when walking around the empty hallways, but at the same time I want to make noise to at least maybe see someone.
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Post by: scarred on 13 Mar 2010, 04:46
At least the toilet is only leaking water. Eugh
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Post by: Eris on 13 Mar 2010, 04:47
And it is leaking from the base of the cistern, and not from the s-bend! I am being incredibly positive about this whole situation.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 13 Mar 2010, 04:51
Hooray!

I fully look forward to coming round and just chillin' on days we both have off work. For instance week after next I shall have the wednesday off. If you're free, burgerfuel?
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Post by: tania on 13 Mar 2010, 09:10
lesson learned yesterday night: stay as far the fuck away as possible from anything that says "cheesecake caramels" on the package, forever. i still feel ill.

every time i try to exercise some self-control in the candy-eating department of my life it is like watching a tape loop of a kid riding his bike into a telephone pole over and over. why did i even try to entertain the notion that i could eat only one. i give up.
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Post by: Scarychips on 13 Mar 2010, 13:06
Woke up at 6:30 this morning for an English Placement Test for College. I had to write a 3-page/400 to 500 words persuasive essay in an hour. I also had to write two paragraphs on a text they passed out. Twas on the "studies"that show that tattooed/pierced people were more prone to having law troubles and whatever.

I am happy that I did it though. Now, the only thng I can do is wait.
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Post by: Lines on 13 Mar 2010, 18:01
Guys, I learned how to properly bind books this week! We had a LOT of 2009 Moleskine planners left over at the end of the year and seeing as how they're now useless, we were going to throw them out. But nobody in our store actually likes throwing anything of use out, so my manager told us whoever wanted them could have them, so I took all of the pocket sized ones and a few of the larger ones and have been cutting the interior out and rebinding them (with help from this (http://www.trumpetvine.com/sketchblog/moleskine-reloaded/)). I made three today at work since we were really dead and I plan on finishing up the rest of the ones I have so I can sell them. Once I run out of these covers, I'll probably start making my own, because I'm having a lot of fun with this. I've been wanting to learn how to bind books for quite a while now, so I'm pretty excited! (Yes, this may seem lame, but hey, I've found an art project to keep my busy and it's making me happy.)

Also tomorrow I'm going to another one of my stores to get free supplies, because the store is moving and they're cleaning out the basement of old stock. Huzzah. I love free stuff. I have to say that not buying art supplies makes making art a lot more fun.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Mar 2010, 18:29
Blaggy,

This is kind of gross so skip it if you want.

I went to my cousin's birthday party today and overindulged in brightly coloured cake and too much ice cream. I am now vomiting the most festive and technicoloured vomit I have ever vomited.
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Post by: nobo on 13 Mar 2010, 19:42
Speaking of awesome days. Today I watched rugby in the morning, played soccer afterwards, then had burgers at my friend's house, and then had funnel cake and deep fried oreos at the carnival. I had an awesome day.
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Post by: Emaline on 13 Mar 2010, 19:58
We bought a new tv!!! It's so fancy and big!!! I'm so excited!!!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2010, 20:05
I'm three episodes out from the last episode of The Wire ever. I don't want it to end  :-(

(although I am thinking of using my iTunes gift voucher that I got for Xmas and still haven't used yet to download Season 1. What is the quality like on iTunes TV episodes?)
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Post by: JD on 13 Mar 2010, 20:24
It's automatically pretty poor since you're watching it on a very tiny screen.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2010, 20:41
I would probably watch them on my laptop or stream them to my PS3 and watch them on my large television?
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Post by: Slick on 13 Mar 2010, 20:55
I got Dr. Horrible off of iTunes and it is good. I think maybe you can select quality if you are doing it for iPod, but the quality should be fine.
You could always buy one episode and see?

edit: if you go on skype and I go on skype I could watch the video and share my screen with you and you could see it! Or you could just take my word that Dr. Horrible is fine quality.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Mar 2010, 21:32
Eh I just went and bought it. I had a voucher! It is basically free! I wasn't gonna spend it on music so this was the best thing probably.
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Post by: JD on 13 Mar 2010, 21:55
I would probably watch them on my laptop or stream them to my PS3 and watch them on my large television?
oh, never thought of that
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Post by: MrBlu on 13 Mar 2010, 22:05
Blaggy,

This is kind of gross so skip it if you want.

I went to my cousin's birthday party today and overindulged in brightly coloured cake and too much ice cream. I am now vomiting the most festive and technicoloured vomit I have ever vomited.
Interestingly enough, my favorite term for vomit is "Technicolour Yawn".

Dear thread,

Tired, Bacchanal concert, Allison Hinds live, J'ouvert, Carnival road march. Blah !!! Bed !!!
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Post by: LittleKey on 13 Mar 2010, 23:22
Going ice skating with some friends tomorrow! Hopefully I can get my single axel back!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: plumbob78 on 14 Mar 2010, 00:03
Coulda had make-outs or possibly more tonight. But I left the party. I think it was the right decision for me, but still a part of me thinks it was an odd decision. I always second-guess myself on the trivial stuff.
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Post by: Inlander on 14 Mar 2010, 00:08
I'm three episodes out from the last episode of The Wire ever. I don't want it to end

Next step is to buy this book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wire-Truth-Be-Told/dp/1847675980/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268554021&sr=1-1) and this C.D. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Matter-Years-Deluxe-Complete/dp/B000YDOOT6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268554102&sr=1-1) (buy the C.D., don't download it, because the accompanying booklet is really interesting and informative).
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 14 Mar 2010, 04:20
[...]Boot.pic[...]

Love the facial expression. Like you're holding up some sort of sacred relic.

In other news:

My face hurts!!!
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 14 Mar 2010, 08:28
I am trying to sleep in but the phone is ringing every 2-3 mins.   :x :x :x :x
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Mar 2010, 10:07
Next step is to buy this book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wire-Truth-Be-Told/dp/1847675980/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268554021&sr=1-1) and this C.D. (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Matter-Years-Deluxe-Complete/dp/B000YDOOT6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268554102&sr=1-1) (buy the C.D., don't download it, because the accompanying booklet is really interesting and informative).

I am definitely buying that book and probably "The Wire Re-Up" as well and maybe even the "Homicide" book and maybe maybe even Felicia Pearson's biography
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Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Mar 2010, 10:28
Blog thread I am so tired! Yesterday I got up at 7.30 to pack and move my stuff, then had eight hours of telephone campaign training, and then went for dinner at one of the hockey team's houses, and then we had a game in Coventry. On the way back from Coventry the brake pads overheated so we kept having to stop - we got back at about 3.30am and then I discovered I had locked myself out of my room, so I didn't get to bed until 4. Then I woke up at 7.30 again today and had another eight hours of training and now I just want to sleep, but I am going to make myself go over to the room of another girl working on the campaign, because I realised I don't actually do that kind of thing much and I should.

Gha sleepy. Plus I didn't get my mum a mothers' day card because they were all nauseously pink, but I haven't been able to get through to her on the phone so she's going to think I forgot.

And my room smells inexplicably like cheese.
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Post by: Inlander on 14 Mar 2010, 16:51
I am definitely buying that book and probably "The Wire Re-Up" as well and maybe even the "Homicide" book and maybe maybe even Felicia Pearson's biography

Dude you should definitely buy the Homicide book. It'd be seriously terrific even if you had no interest in anything else Simon had ever done - and as it is, having watched all of the Wire you'll recognise a lot of scenes in the book (including Snot Boogie).

The Wire Re-Up is pretty good but bear in mind that everything in it is available for free on the Guardian's website where it was originally published.
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Post by: Emaline on 15 Mar 2010, 22:12
Guys! Everything is amazing and great today!


I lost six pounds! And I made a fancy dinner of cream of mushroom soup(from scratch!), and steak, and broccoli! And then we watched tv on our new tv and it is beautiful, and the nicest thing I've ever owned, and the most expensive thing either of us had ever bought, and I love it!
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Post by: squawk on 15 Mar 2010, 23:49
My best friend is back from West Point for his spring break and surprised me at my door at nearly 10 PM.  Best surprise ever. I love that boy. It's always nice to have a break from reality for an hour or two.

In other news, I'm not dumb enough to get rejected from UCSC! Yay! Now we wait for Santa Barbara, Davis, Irvine, and the already-given-up-on Cal.
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Post by: october1983 on 16 Mar 2010, 13:53
It is nice not having to be Jens all the time.

There is some pretty awesome post/avatar synergy going on here!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 16 Mar 2010, 14:26
So unless I come up with 185 dollars my license will be revoked in five days.

Fuck.

And fuck you people who owe me money, fuck youuuuuuu
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Post by: plumbob78 on 16 Mar 2010, 14:53
Dear blog thread,

benign is a beautiful, beautiful word.

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Post by: Eris on 16 Mar 2010, 15:27
Today is reminding me that we are moving into one of my favourite times of year. The weather this morning is that perfect cross between summer and winter; sunny enough to make you want to go outside, but at the same time with is a sharp coldness once you go out that wakes you up. It makes me pay more attention to my surroundings, compared to in summer when it is too hot to want to move. If I had time this morning I would just sit out on the balcony with a cup of tea (and a jumper, i am a bit of a wuss) and just soak up the sun, letting it warm the parts it hits and the warmth spreading down to the parts it doesn't. Throughout the year I always miss that sensation, feeling the perfect contrast in temperature between the sun and shade.

The birds are out in full force today as well. I woke up to the rainbow lorikeets we have been feeding lately hanging about on the balcony (obviously looking to see if we left them some more apple), and the crows and currawongs are just hanging out in the tree behind our building calling out to each other. The combination of these things brings back all these memories of times and places that I wish I could revisit, even times when I wasn't that happy, because for those moments everything seemed so far away and I was just standing in a perfect moment of stillness. I know that if I go back to those places it won't be the same (I have already tried, and it just made me sad), but maybe if I just go stand outside and close my eyes, I can think back to my idealised memories of those times instead. It's safer that way, and happier.
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Post by: valley_parade on 16 Mar 2010, 15:32
Hannah, that's called Fall. Also sometimes Autumn. It is however, a very lovely time of year. I love when it comes and I get to start pulling sweaters out of closets and whatnot. And the foliage!

Bloggard Threadibus, this life's going fairly decent. I have one job basically lined up, and another which interviewed me on Monday and are having me go tomorrow to check out their computer systems and get acquainted with everything. While they're both downtown, the first job is at a hotel that is open 24/7/365 and my hours would vary. The second job is customer service, answering phones and email. It's weekdays/evenings, pays about $3 more an hour, and I have a few friends that work there. I am hoping the latter works out in my favor. I can deal with people and regular schedules and having weekends off.

Plus it's spring! It's getting warm! I'm going to lace up my old Adidas..es and play a little soccer with some friends this weekend. I have my window open! Someone somewhere nearby fired up their grill and are cooking hot dogs. It smells delicious.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Mar 2010, 15:53
shit, I just realized that my forum-name totally sounds like some kind of white-supremacist thing, even though it's totally not.

Plus, I mispelled "Scandinavian" which actually fits that theme amazingly because white-supremacists are dumb.



 :|
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Mar 2010, 15:55
If it's any consolation, it just makes me think of when Sweden was one of Europe's great imperial powers.
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Post by: Yayniall on 16 Mar 2010, 19:07
Dear blog thread,
I am 26 and I am drinking in LA.
What the hell?
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Post by: tania on 16 Mar 2010, 19:57
hey blog thread! i got accepted to another university today, saint mary's university in halifax. i already accepted my offer to the university of ottawa and would prefer to live there so i'll probably end up going there. the thing that is frustrating me, though, is that apparently in addition to accepting me as a student, saint mary's for some reason i don't quite understand also likes me enough to be willing to give me a $10,000 grant to go to their school.
ten grand. ten.
that is a lot of money! what the fuck university of ottawa, if you liked my thesis proposal so much why didn't you give me any dang money?? you guys suck.
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Post by: syrupykeyboard on 16 Mar 2010, 22:54
     Just saw "The Triangle" (2009) with my friends Ian and Jullian. Ian fell asleep before the end, and Jullian thought it was just OK, but I thought it was great. I have not seen many movies that leave me with such a sense of... wrongness afterwards. It is definitely one of those movies that sticks with me for a while.
     Went bowling earlier today with my friend Tim and his little brother Stephen. Had a 72 and a 65. Not bad for me. Probably going to a St. Patty's day party tomorrow night with said friend.
     Blogos Thread, I think I need to stop smoking cigarettes. I have come to the conclusion that they are bad for me and also that the money spent on them could be saved for more important things.
     I really need to get some job applications to fill out. And I need to fill out an application for Ivy Tech (Community College).
Blargh Yarn, I am.... I am pretty crappy, but I guess I am OK?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Rizzo on 16 Mar 2010, 23:12
Hey Blog thread,

I decided to start posting again. What's happening? There's a bunch of threads with too many pages that I can't really be bothered catching up with.
So... It's good to see you all again.
Yeah. Fun times.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Mar 2010, 23:25
Yay!
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Post by: Wasteroo on 16 Mar 2010, 23:39
I am going to use my first ever blog thread post to say that I am going to be up until 5am doing this music theory take-home final and it's a bummer.
We have to write a 16 measure long four-part harmony.
I have gotten as far as the first chord
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 17 Mar 2010, 00:26
Darn it girl I met a fortnight ago who is just starting out at uni doing the same course as me, why are you never at uni when I am?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 17 Mar 2010, 01:15
Oh wow my boss who friended me on Facebook ages ago and who basically does nothing on Facebook ever and who also happens to be a 50-year-old Bangladeshi man just posted two Black Sabbath videos.

Oh wow oh wow world view shattering vertigo awesomeness hilarity what do I do what do I do what do I do??
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Post by: Slick on 17 Mar 2010, 10:07
Money is nice Tania, money is nice. How much do fees vary at the two schools?
Is there anyways you can tell Ottawa "Hey look this school is offering me $10,000, what you gonna do about it huh"?
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 17 Mar 2010, 12:26
I have every important  thing ready to go to Japan (new docs, slippers, variety of amusing shirts) except for two things.

1) Certificate of Eligibility. This certificate is issues by the Bureau of Immigration in Japan and it essentially says that I am a good candidate and I should be issued a...

2) Student Visa. This document is needed for my lawful entry into Japan for purposes of academic pursuit. If I have the Certificate of Eligibility issuing of the visa takes between 2 and 7 work days.

I leave in 12 days. According to the tracking website, the package was delivered to me. According to a very helpful and nice lady at the post office, the package was attempted to be delivered  on saturday but there was nobody to recieve it and the messenger still has it and should attempt to deliver it again today. I live in an apartment complex where there is a guard posted outside at all times, plus i did not leave my house this saturday.

I can't believe that after over a year of planning, sending documents back and forth and money invested it can all break down due to one incompetent mailman.
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Post by: FruitKat on 17 Mar 2010, 14:02
Oh my god Emilio I had the exact same thing happen to me. Except the courier company who was sending this document (which had already travelled safely from the US to Auckland) lost it the first time completely. We got it sent again and I had a week before I left, then they somehow hadn't sent it again. Eventually my sponsor called the company and told them how important it was, talked to the supervisor and told them I was leaving that afternoon and HAD to have it delivered (I was leaving in a week still). They finally delivered it that afternoon 3 hours late, but at least they got it to me! EVERYONES A JERKS. That is the moral of my story. Oh and I know how you feel, my advice is to start calling the big names.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 17 Mar 2010, 14:24
The help line they have at the moment states "due to an abnormally large volume of calls, we cannot take your call at this moment". I have called the Embassy though and they have also been helpful, saying that due to circumstances and deadlines they would be able to process it 2 or 3 days after I recieve it, which should be ok. As long as they didn't actually lose it.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Mar 2010, 15:03
So I was considered to be in a jazz/powermetal band. I heard them. They were talented, yeah, but it was so hilariously cheesy I had to join.

I just got this text from the singer when I texted him:

"oh hey broseph ill add ur digits sorry i didnt get back to you"


Is it bad that his calling me broseph is the only thing that makes me reconsider?
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Post by: Emaline on 17 Mar 2010, 16:26
Just got home from my second interview with Hot Topic. It went super well! The lady said I was cool and the best candidate so far! She's gonna call mew on Friday to let me know if I got it or not! Yay!


Also, I got my Ikea catalog in the mail today! Yay!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Mar 2010, 02:56
Is it bad that his calling me broseph is the only thing that makes me reconsider?

aw hell no that is a dealbreaker shut it down
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Mar 2010, 03:27
Broseph I (The Holy Broman Emperor)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Mar 2010, 04:09
Help, you guys! I really need to take a paid job this summer but all the fun jobs are unpaid "internships" and all the paid jobs are boring.

The problem is, unpaid internships are hellof illegal if they involve fixed hours and regular tasks for over 3 months, and I don't know what to do. Do I apply for the awesome three month internship with 8 hour days and no expenses, and take another evening job to fund it, and think "well, it's illegal but it's work experience" or do I say "nope, no illegal work for me!" and go back to the supermarket for the entire summer ( :-() or do I try and get the internship and also minimum wage for it?

Bah. I hate this! I cannot afford to take a company to court. Why doesn't the government enforce this law?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 18 Mar 2010, 05:09
I'm looking at one to two months of unpaid grunt work in the local law firms that will have me, just so I can put a few lines on my resume to make it more likely that I might get a shitty low paid job doing slightly better grunt work when I graduate.
But if one more restaurant/bar makes me work a night as a 'trial shift' I'll fucking scream. I have never been offered a job at the end of one of them and I walk out without the $50 they should have paid me having worked my arse off for them.

No, nothing constructive. Just venting.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 18 Mar 2010, 05:16
This ad was in the arts pages of Melbourne's broadsheet newspaper, the Age, today:

Quote
Publishers: Who's the Stallion?
This book won't make you vomit. But you'll want to hit somebody! If you're male. Sing from the rooftops if female. Outsell Dan Brown if a Publisher. Guys will buy it to rip it to shreds Girls to shove it up the boys and me because it keeps surprsing me: 200,000 words of evidence. An overwhelming critically compelling mass. Savvy sexy & salacious. And live on TV before launching I'll place history's most romantic most controversial and most polarizing bet. Depending on the Readers' response to the question on the last page: I'll win the bet! Or lose (my last $10,000). Males mad and emasculated by the book will vote No! Females triumphantly empowered by it will vote Yes! The question: Of 1,000 Heroes from 10,000 years who on the basis of popular genes is Stallion of The Millenium? Evidence in the book proves conclusively that the winner of this once in 10,000 years World title contest is Your humble servant. Publishers unafraid to publish The Stallion, contact him: [name & email address]©2010
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: glyphic on 18 Mar 2010, 06:26
That ad was mind boggling.

This post won't make you vomit.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: E. Spaceman on 18 Mar 2010, 15:41
Topday i got up at 6 to go to the post office hub and searched through oxes of undelivered packages until I found mine. Upon opening it i found out that I didn't have one rquired document with me, I went to my mom's house for it. The I left for the embassy, I handed in the documents and filled out a form and I was told that I would have my visa by monday. This is a huge relief and  I am quite pleased, i also found out that I did not have to pay anything for the visa which was even better.

I also got my h1n1 vaccine and now my arm hurts
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 18 Mar 2010, 16:32
goddamnit, I was really excited for the Planet Earth guys' new thing Life next Sunday, but I just found out that it's narrated by OPRAH FUCKING WINFREY.

I honestly don't know if I'm gonna be able to watch it now.  :-(
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Mar 2010, 16:58
Tape it, send a copy to me. I'll re-record it and upload the file to mediafire. You can then watch watch it with Me doing the narration. If you ask Ballard/Gene he will tell you this is a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: öde on 18 Mar 2010, 17:17
I wouldn't ask Gene (http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs398.snc3/24166_1368311843915_1115258491_31120186_4679901_n.jpg) anything right now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Mar 2010, 08:24
Hey has any one noticed that long after the whole meme has come and gone that tommy still mentions frighteningly often that I blow? I finally worked out why.

It is to distract people from his own role as Ultimate Dicksucker.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Mar 2010, 09:29
goddamnit, I was really excited for the Planet Earth guys' new thing Life next Sunday, but I just found out that it's narrated by OPRAH FUCKING WINFREY.

I honestly don't know if I'm gonna be able to watch it now.  :-(

wait till you get the dvds. It's definitely not oprah on this side of the ocean (tip: it's Attenborough)

This show is fantastic by the way.
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Post by: scarred on 19 Mar 2010, 15:19
Man I fuckin' hate when they can't just import DVDs with the original narration. I put up with it for Planet Earth because I have a massive crush on Sigourney Weaver, but come on guys. David Attenborough is a sex machine, stop replacing him.

Also if you guys haven't seen The Blue Planet, get it. It is by the same producers, made earlier, and solely about the ocean. Courtney and I watched like the entire thing in a night and it was so fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Mar 2010, 15:25
dvds

psh more liek BluRay, amirite?


(yes, I am.)
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Lines on 19 Mar 2010, 15:34
Blue Planet is amazing. I spent one night watching stuff about deep sea creatures and my mind was blown. I'm pretty sure I just sat there watching it going, "Whoooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa cooooooooooool."

Blagginess, tonight I am going to dinner tonight to celebrate a friend's birthday and said friend also just found out she got an artist assistantship, so I'm super happy for her! And then a bunch of us are going to this thing and we're going to dance dance dance.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Emaline on 19 Mar 2010, 16:23
Wooo!!! I got my job at Hot Topic!!! Yes!!!!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: KvP on 19 Mar 2010, 17:43
You know what's awkward? Running into your therapist and her girlfriend at the supermarket.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: october1983 on 19 Mar 2010, 17:45
And as a close second: inadvertently cock-blocking your own father.

Edit: Will I regret this post more than any other I've made on the internet? Only sobriety will tell!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 19 Mar 2010, 18:46
You know what's awkward? Running into your therapist and her girlfriend at the supermarket.

having had this exact same thing happen except sans girlfriend, i can assure you i completely understand
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 19 Mar 2010, 19:02
also it looks like despite being hilariously stupid and academically underqualified (or so i thought), i guess i got into simon fraser university in vancouver. this means i got into all three schools i applied for after all, despite a former professor saying my grades were way too low to really stand a chance of getting in anywhere. simon fraser university is a really, really good school and i sort of wrote them off because i figured i wouldn't stand any chance whatsoever of getting in there. now i guess they want me after all... except i already accepted my offer to ottawa. and i really, really want to live in ottawa. but i also really, really want to live in vancouver.

fucking hell, i was honestly sort of hoping they would reject me just so i wouldn't have to stress about this. time to make the the Big Decision.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 19 Mar 2010, 19:54
Tania, I support you going to Vancouver because maybe a third of my friends from Ontario have moved to Vancouver and I think that is hilarious.

Vancouver Pros
Vancouver Cons
Ottawa Pros
Ottawa Cons
Nice weather
Good shows
Lots of hippies
The Sea!
  Expensive living
Lots of hipsters
  You have already accepted
Ottawa is a choice school too
You could go protest things?
Or hit Harper with a pie!
  Not as cool as Vancouver
OK it is friday night I am
not making pro/con tables
time to go out to the bar
there is a band playing
or something
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 19 Mar 2010, 23:45
Is there an overlap of hippies and hipsters?

I second the notion of moving to vancouver though.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Melodic on 20 Mar 2010, 02:02
Vancouver Pros
I'm here!
Most of our musicians haven't sold out yet
Lots of hippies
Lots of hipsters

Vancouver Cons
Not enough hipsters!
SERIOUSLY expensive living
Jobs suck

Ottawa Pros
I guess it's close to Montreal

Ottawa Cons
In Ottawa, Friday nights fuck you
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 20 Mar 2010, 06:10
technically i would be going to school and living in burnaby, is that still expensive?
my gut reaction tells me "yeah, proabbly".
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: october1983 on 20 Mar 2010, 06:25
A strange man in the library just told me I have a very delicate voice and that I should shave my beard and play Romeo. Then he regaled a story about how a Japanese reporter told him he should've played Harry Potter in the films. Good times!
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: allison on 20 Mar 2010, 07:26
Tania my cousin goes to OU and she constantly tells me how much she loves it. It's not actually that bad and there IS stuff to do. The Byward Market is really cool and there are tons of wicked bars. Also aren't they giving you a ridiculous amount of money?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Mar 2010, 10:47
Guys, look who I met today! (http://www.holidayextras.co.uk/images/showandstay/miriam_margolyes.jpg)

Tangentially connected, I now have more meal tickets than meals remaining before I leave. Three breakfasts tomorrow? I think so.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: snalin on 20 Mar 2010, 15:23
But if one more restaurant/bar makes me work a night as a 'trial shift' I'll fucking scream. I have never been offered a job at the end of one of them and I walk out without the $50 they should have paid me having worked my arse off for them.

Is that even legal? Dammit, you should go for a revolution or something.


Dear blog thread, leaving for one week of theatre, theatre, theatre in London tomorrow. School study trip involving Les Misserables, Lion King, Woman in Black, Waiting for Godot and weeee.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: october1983 on 20 Mar 2010, 15:32
Oh man Woman in Black is actually a fantastic production, especially in the Fortune Theatre. I went to see it with school years ago, and then took my girlfriend just a month or two ago and its still just as engrossing as I remembered it.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 20 Mar 2010, 16:15
allison they are giving me a ton of money it is true, but simon fraser has basically the #1 criminology program in canada and so many amazing professors and resources for my thesis it would actually be insane to turn down this opportunity. i would still be eligible for scholarships but i'd have to apply for them and they would be on the basis of academic achievement and also extremely competitive. also it is thousands of kilometers away from toronto and i have never moved so far in my life and that scares me a little bit.

oh god what am i going to do
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Mar 2010, 16:35
Dear blog thread.

Today I had a staring contest with a packet of sweetener.
(http://www.epharmacy.com.au/images/productimages/5344/150.jpg)
I won.

I also watched two hours of Tracy Beaker Returns.

While walking through the corridor, I passed a famous actress who recognised me and smiled.

All in all it has been a perfectly normal Saturday.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 20 Mar 2010, 16:50
Blog thread, I painted this today.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/n62dy0.jpg)
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Post by: JD on 20 Mar 2010, 17:04
That pagebreak was a total accident.
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Post by: jodizzle on 20 Mar 2010, 21:59
I went and say Emilie Autumn last night, and it was a fantastic show.  It was a theatrical burlesque show with lots of tea and muffins being thrown on the audience, but her between song banter was painfully scripted and forced, which got quite tedious (and also there was a really forced and weird lesbian thing with lots of girl on girl makeouts).  Emilie was amazing and put on an excellent show but she was outshone by her backing girls The Bloody Crumpets.  Those girls were incredible!  There was one who was AWESOME with a hula hoop and later danced around on stilts (she was a tiny drunk pirate burlesque girl), another very very sexy one with the most amazing boobs who did an awesome fan dance and so on.  Hats off to girls who can don tight tight corsets and still run around stage, climb on arches, dance on stilts and use a hula hoop.  It was a 2 hour show, I'm amazed none of them died.  Although you could tell they were English, as Emilie thanked us all for coming out in the horrible heat and we were all like...it's pouring rain and if anything, a little chilly.  But she did also spend two hours in very energetic performance in a corset so you know, she was probably feeling it a little more than us.  (Also she's English)

There was this douchebag in front of me who was dancing in the most spectacularly stupid way and getting in my way and being an incredible distraction.  The urge to [put an elbow into his face was VERY hard to control.

I think derby might have turned me into an angry person! <3
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 20 Mar 2010, 22:56
lots of tea . . . being thrown on the audience

Ow . . .?
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Post by: scarred on 20 Mar 2010, 23:39
I was gonna assume she meant tea bags. I mean, it's not a GWAR show.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Mar 2010, 02:40
Guys, my roommate left behind some Beanie Babies

I haven't had stuffed animals in like ten years

(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/5a/2/AAAAC5CHWsoAAAAAAFoqqA.jpg)

I sleep with this one all the time
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Gemmwah on 21 Mar 2010, 03:32
oh god what am i going to do

go to simon fraser and then let me come over and stay at your place so i can go drool over the pipe band?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: jodizzle on 21 Mar 2010, 04:40
lots of tea . . . being thrown on the audience

Ow . . .?

It was cold tea I think.  I was out of range.  I think there was also water, and at one point, glitter.  But it was thrown from tea cups, tea pots and there was alot of spitting of tea.  Which is totally gross.  I was trying to work out what the hell I would do if I ended up with a piece of muffin.  Thankfully the decision never had to be made.
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Post by: LTK on 21 Mar 2010, 06:04
You know, I used to write stuff. A few years ago, I did short bits of fiction for this online newspaper on Neopets.com, where they published stories and articles with the site and its virtual world as a general theme. I was part of a writer community back then too, all of them writing stories for that weekly paper, and apparently I wasn't too shabby at it either. I enjoyed that, being able to put bits of imagination on paper, and plenty of people even read it. But then I stopped. That creative drive kind of ebbed away over time, and I could no longer get things on paper. Apparently, this was around the time computer games started taking up a lot of my time. After that, the only incentives I got for writing were little sparks of imagination that never really could flick on the lightbulb. The funny thing is, lately I've been having all sorts of new ideas.

This week I finished Dragon Age and, with no incentive to play it again any time soon, wanted to buy the new STALKER game. For the special edition I wanted you have to sign up with a credit card number, which means my parents won't let me use theirs and I have to request one from my own bank. No big deal, but sometimes they're just a bit too paranoid, my mom especially. A few days ago I forgot my music player in the lecture room and she's like "Buhh, you're never going to see it again". The next day I found it at the reception where someone simply turned it in. Surprise surprise, not everyone in the world is a criminal.

So anyway, I'm waiting for my new credit card to arrive - damn that was a lot of paperwork that came with the contract - without any games to play, when suddenly a concept story just puts itself together in my mind. With cows that live in marshes and that float on their intestinal gases in the wet season while feeding off water plants. Where the hell did that come from? Well, apparently all that creative energy is sucked up by the games I've been playing, probably by thinking of ways in which it could be better or filling in the gaps in the backstory myself. I wonder if this works similar to other people? That anyone can be a novelist, only their creativity goes into other things rather than turning inward? I don't know, but I'm going to try and see if this bottled-up imagination lends itself to writing. But first I have 2 exams to study for. Fuck.

Oh, and apparently I have a right side subtotal pneumothorax. I went to the doctor saying that my right lung felt as if it was coming off my chest slightly, which is apparently common among young, tall, slim men. Then I got sent to the hospital for an x-ray - that went like clockwork, that hospital works like an assembly line, only for fixing people - and nothing was visible. In hindsight, I could probably have told them that. When I felt something was wrong, I made a doctor's appointment, but by the time that and the x-ray came around it was gone already. Only now it's come back again. So I could go back to the hospital, again, where they might say nothing is wrong, again, or wait for it to go away like last time. Or the worst-case scenario, where they do find something on the x-ray and I get a tube shoved in my chest. That, or I don't go, and the lung collapses entirely and I get a tube shoved in my chest anyway. Seems like a no-brainer, now that I think about it...
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Inlander on 21 Mar 2010, 06:52
Tonight was Pixies night!!

They played Doolittle in its entirety, as well as all the b-sides (4 at the beginning, 2 more in the first encore), and then a 2nd encore of some well-known non-Doolittle tracks (such as "Caribou", "Where Is My Mind", and "Gigantic" as the finisher). They played fantastically well and the visuals were great, too. For some reason I was incredibly touched by the video that was projected behind them when they played "Here Comes Your Man". Someone just videoed them listening to the song, and reacting to it, and nodding their heads along with it, but something about it is just really really lovely. Here it is on YouTube (actually I think this is a slightly different version, but you get the idea):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJUX2jCG_0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJUX2jCG_0)

I know it's just a nostalgia tour and they haven't recorded anything new in two decades but given how acrimonious it all seemed when they broke up, and given that they never got their just desserts the first time around, and given how massively influential they've been, I couldn't be happier that they're now finally getting a chance to earn some decent cash from their music (the visuals, set design, and lighting of the show were really top-notch and they were playing in the largest non-stadium venue in Melbourne), and are obviously having a great time doing it, and are still rocking the fuck out.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: sean on 21 Mar 2010, 19:20
man guys i am so bummed i have been missing my favorite pair of chucks since chirstmas and today i just found out they've been in my cousins car and he just threw them out today.

so considering that is what i have to be bummed out about life is pretty rad right now.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: scarred on 21 Mar 2010, 22:21
Got an email from a nonprofit in Ballard, they want to use one of my songs in a video.

BITCHES I'M FAMOUS
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 21 Mar 2010, 22:58
who are you
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Mar 2010, 23:25
Got an email from a nonprofit in Ballard

Gene has charities inside of him?

THEY HAVE EMAIL?
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: JD on 21 Mar 2010, 23:30
Also man I am terrible at writing anything. Even at something I know a lot about.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 22 Mar 2010, 05:57
it's probably going to end up being vancouver. almost definitely. oh man oh jeez i am so excited i am actually moving to vancouver in september this is so crazy

in other news i spent the better part of last night trying to download and install a pirated version of windows xp in order to reformat this old laptop of mine because for reasons i don't understand it would not accept my actual installation cd and product key. the one i paid for. you are so stupid, microsoft.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Slick on 22 Mar 2010, 06:02
My mom updated her copy of Office, and then it forgot it was registered and she no longer has the product key. To e-mail Microsoft support costs, like, $20 or something. I don't know if keygens have caused deactivation of large swaths of old product keys, or if Microsoft really is maliciously deactivating products so that people have to pay money to receive support over e-mail. Sure, I accept that you get a lot of "Where's the any key?" type e-mails, and a lot of questions about things that are in FAQs, but maybe if you stopped making such a shitty product you'd stop needing to offer so much support.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Spluff on 22 Mar 2010, 06:08
I went to the gym for the first time in 6 weeks today.  I assumed that the change in fitness wouldn't have been so great - boy was I wrong. I could barely lift half of my old maxes, and only made it half way through the routine before I had to go throw up. I still feel all shaky.

I suppose I thought that because my change in appearance was particularly minor, that I would be fine - maybe drop the intensity back by 10% for the first week. But the mirror lied.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: tania on 22 Mar 2010, 06:13
microsoft doesn't really lose that much money over pirated software and keygens, do they? think about the amount of computers a large business or university uses and the cost of loading legit copies of windows (and office!) onto every single one of them. i'm imagining there must be enough universities and businesses out there that use hundreds of computers every day that microsoft would make an absolutely ridiculous fortune off that already and they can maybe stop freaking out so much about the few home users who decide to steal someone else's key so they can have it for free.

also i paid for this so it's supposed to be mine, damnit. you stink microsoft.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Mar 2010, 06:24
i can't wait until I go back to the gym. It has been..........3 and a half years since I stopped going (I put on 30kg since then, then lost 10kg - I'm still 20kg heavier than I'd like to be and super unfit. Fuck.

Also I just opted to go to full-time at my horrible call centre job instead of casual. This means significantly less pay an hour but I get sick leave and paid holidays and a guaranteed $550 pay cheque every week as opposed to anywhere between $0 and $700 a week depending on whether it is busy or not. I guess this is a good thing, at least until I can get a new, better job. Or something.

Oh hey blog thread. I may as well post in you properly since I'm here.

My brother graduated from university today! This may not seem like a big deal but he's been doing his undergraduate degree for seven years because he had to transfer around a few times and then he failed some classes because it turns out he has terrible exam anxiety so despite the fact that he turns every paper in and does really well throughout the semesters he would always bomb out in the final exams that are worth like, 50%. But it's ok now because now he has a shiny double degree in Music and Education. So yay for him.

That said, I really wish I hadn't had to go to the graduation ceremony today. Don't get me wrong, I am happy for him but both my parents (dad and stepmum are the ones I consider my parents) and my mum were there (my mum and dad haven't spoken for years and years and I think it's been at least a decade since my mum last spoke to my stepmum, longer since she spoke to my grandma). Also given that my mum then invited herself to dinner with my parents and Alex and I, it just made the whole evening incredibly stressful and awful and honestly I wish this day had just not happened.
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Mar 2010, 08:44
Blaggy,

I tried to teach the puppy to play fetch.

I threw a ball out into the yard. He ran out, pissed on it, then ran back looking as proud as ever.

Good boy, close enough...
Title: Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
Post by: Rizzo on 22 Mar 2010, 12:14
Hey blog thread, how's it hanging?

In order to try and get myself out of my current slump of boredom, unemployment and videogames I have decided to get up early today and try and learn to use the terminal on my mac (again). (Not that there's anything wrong with being unemployed and playing videogames, I was just getting a bit depressed about the repetition).

Surprisingly enough I've actually succeeded in getting up, it's 8am and while I am still in bed I'm awake and on the computer. I've also downloaded all the course materials from one of the compsci papers I did years ago on Unix. Hopefully this will get me up to speed.