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Title: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Jun 2009, 16:44
Holla!

Went swimming in a river, climbed trees, jump into water from said trees, basked in sun light, and played poker outside.

Good day.

Also, why does my school have to be so lame in returning grades. It's been almost a months since my last exam and I'm still waiting on one of them.

I want closure damnit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 18 Jun 2009, 16:50
Is there any possibility of you posting your show online?

Yes, it will eventually make it onto YouTube and MySpace, I have a page for the show on each now.

In fact I just created the YouTube page and put up one clip to get things started.

http://www.youtube.com/SongwriterSacramento
also
http://www.myspace.com/Songwriter_Sacramento

These are very lonely pages that could use some friends (hint hint).

Because this is all produced with the access station's equipment and facilities, there are limitations on what I can do, particularly if there's any commercial factors. While putting the shows online after they air first on the channel is generally ok, I don't want to be rubbing it in their faces by uploading the minute after the end credits roll, so my self-imposed rule is I'll put up the previous show after the next one airs. In the meantime, I'll add a single song clip here and there as teasers. The artists are also free to use any and all of the show after it airs, so if they upload stuff in the meantime, I'll point to them from my pages.

That is actually the primary point of this project. The actual showing on the access channel is a fleeting moment with not much reach. But the resulting material is something of very high quality that the artists can use for promotion for a long time afterward.

Patrick,

I wish I could get you on my show. No bullshit extravaganza, just 1 hour of you and your music. Has to be local artists, though. If I ever hit the national stage, I'll come looking for you.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ledhendrix on 18 Jun 2009, 17:08
Haelooooo

Though I might blog here since I have not updated my internet self in a while.

In May I finished my first year of University. I got home and picked up a job pretty much straight away at a restaurant in town on the urgings of a friend. The job was washing dishes for a pretty crappy pay rate but I needed work and It was there so I took it. I then made some money, caught up with all my good friends back home and realised just how much I had missed them all when I was away at Uni. The rest of May is fairly uneventful. We then travel onwards through time to June.

June has been a month so far. I had my 19th birthday on a thursday so I took a day off work. It turned out to be amazingly sunny so I went out up into the hills and went fishing. I only caught one fish but I couldn't have cared less. I was out on my own, lazing in the sun doing what I enjoy most.

Soon after my birthday adventures it came to be Rockness time. Took time off work for this festival and picked up my drink and supplies for the weekend. It was hectic weekend but I got nice and tanned, so some good bands and had a good time. I quit my job as soon as I got back and It's been a great feeling. My friend who works at the same place told me I was going to get fired anyway for being lazy. Well the manager can go shove all those dishes up his arse if he wants. He was never In and never saw me working. I cleaned the fuck out of those dishes.

It took me a while to recover from festivalness and now I feel ill and vulnerable. Today I have nearly cried several times for no reason at all. I'll suddenly start thinking of something and it will set me off. I feel like my life is going nowhere even though I just got my Uni results back and I passed 1st year. Lately I've just been incredibly apathetic towards everything, it started off in Uni and I didn't expect it to last at home. It's been reduced but it's getting worse again.

Anyway enough whining.



StaedlerMars, nearly every time you post in this thread I'm thinking how cool all the stuff you get up to is. You are doing life in the correct fashion.

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 18 Jun 2009, 22:27
Art show, no shows, where the art go? Who knows.

Sold prints, filled my pockets with more than lint, pulled a stint and played guitar at the event.

Party at seven, rock band made up of Indians, live music till eleven.

Drumset and guitars, dragged from Alex's house (pretty far), we rocked pretty goddamn hard.

Shoot some pool, out of three games I won two, that felt cool.


Details:

The Indian band packed up early, and a friend of mine got his equipment and brought it to my house and we jammed, with a 'friend' of mine on guitar. He can't play, so it sort of sucked.

My father's trying to stiff me on payments by going back on our agreements, but I've managed to get some more out of him than he was offering.

Today was fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 18 Jun 2009, 23:02
So, yesterday in my late night travels with friends, we ran into Andy Dick at a cafe, and we were about to leave because the kitchen had just closed, but he sort of initiated a conversation, and we ended up getting put on the guest list for his show tonight, which is kind of cool in an unusual occurrence sort of way, but Andy Dick is also a pretty terrible comedian. I was hoping we could enjoy it because he's so bad, but it was just not good at all. At least it was free! Not in time though. Not gonna get that hour and change back.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Jun 2009, 23:11
It took me a while to recover from festivalness and now I feel ill and vulnerable. Today I have nearly cried several times for no reason at all. I'll suddenly start thinking of something and it will set me off. I feel like my life is going nowhere even though I just got my Uni results back and I passed 1st year. Lately I've just been incredibly apathetic towards everything, it started off in Uni and I didn't expect it to last at home. It's been reduced but it's getting worse again.

Did you maybe take a bunch of drugs? Post festival comedowns can last a fair while. Depleted serotonin and what-not. 
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 19 Jun 2009, 00:15
Yeah man, definitely just gotta ride it out. Maybe exercise a bit, the endorphins could help you get over your 'hangover' easier.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 19 Jun 2009, 01:24
Birthday Blues

<3<3<3 I didn't know your birthday was coming up again!  This time last year I was in Sydney!  I hope it doesn't turn out to badly Han. <3
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 19 Jun 2009, 02:35
StaedlerMars, nearly every time you post in this thread I'm thinking how cool all the stuff you get up to is. You are doing life in the correct fashion.

This is only because I post about ten percent of the stuff that I did that I found remotely interesting.

I heard from a bunch of people that Rockness was the bomb. It had a pretty ace line up. Being in the sun all day and drinking can be pretty exhausting though.

 
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: öde on 19 Jun 2009, 07:09
So I have to move out but if I do that I can't afford to eat.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 19 Jun 2009, 12:06
Jesus fucking christ. My mother is an idiot.
Tonight is the last night that A Midsummer Nights Dream is being performed. Most of my friends are in it and I've been waiting for about 3 months for them perform it and couldn't go last night so I was planning to go tonight but I have to go to a birthday party for some guy that they know. The guy is an all around idiot and has no common sense and is incredibly annoying. I really couldn't give less of a shit that he is turning 30 but "it is my duty" to go his party and be sociable.
For some reason, if my cousin was allowed to go with me, I could go but if it's just me, I can't go. Does this make sense to anyone else? Apparently, it would make it more acceptable.
Mom doesn't really have a reason for not letting me go other than, "because I said so." And also because I, "have too much of a social life and not enough of a work life." Whatever the fuck that means.
fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckdamn
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 19 Jun 2009, 12:09
I am $80 richer than I was yesterday.  I have been waiting for a refund from a clothing store for the past 6 months and it FINALLY went through.  It's really about damn time.  The timing is pretty great because I spent WAY too much money last weekend. Now if only my best friend would pay me back for our trip this September.... that's $675 I could use!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: benji on 19 Jun 2009, 12:15
MU, your only solutions is clear. You must escape your tyrannical parents by running off to Athens through a wood haunted by mischievous and mysterious faeries. There will be a terrible mix up involving love potions and a person turned in to an ass, at the end of which the king will o'er ride your parents will and allow you to marry the person of your choosing. Er, I mean, go see the play.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 19 Jun 2009, 12:44
I wanna go hooooooooome
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 19 Jun 2009, 15:37
this song is for you, John

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSAoEf1Ib58
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 19 Jun 2009, 18:20
So I just got done with the worst week I've experienced so far in two years of high school.



But now it's summer so woohoo!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 19 Jun 2009, 18:35
I have like a million fucking mosquito bites but Nita got a new dress and I saw my girlfriend and I recorded that damn 'Mr Brightside' lip-sync track for the show on Sunday and yeah today was alright.

I hope tomorrow they'll let me bring my guitar to the rehearsals so I can use it for show when I'm lip-syncing. I might as well just fake everything I ever do if I'm gonna fake shit, right?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 19 Jun 2009, 19:54
My 360 broked.  DAMMIT.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 19 Jun 2009, 20:15
Hello blog thread,

Today at work, the first half of the day was spent making gobs of origami fish. One of them is a koi and is poofy and purple and awesome. (We're working on new window displays and I came up with the idea of an origami aquarium so we could feature both our origami stuff and our fancy papers. Fun!) Second part of my day at work was spent, well, working and also being confused over instructions for an origami flying fish which I will work out this weekend. Then after work I swam laps with a friend and then we got dinner and watched a Goofy Movie. Oh, the 90s... All in all it was quite a good day. Other than the fact it was oppressively hot. Could have done without that. Tomorrow is more swimming and buying dice and a mini.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Jun 2009, 20:22
I spent today rocking out on a loaned electric guitar and amp. Effect pedal for nice stargaze-y stuff, and then one nice distortion pedal. Did metal versions of Bach, Mozart, and the Zelda theme, then this post-rock/post-metal sort of version of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and just fucked around a lot before I realized that I spent 4 hours straight just jamming.

Ran into a friend whilst driving (Well, I stopped to see him) and we hung out, and instead of doing a k-turn I was lazy and just went in  reverse for about a mile doing 45 until I ended up in a ditch which was hilarious. I somehow ended up turning around and ended up starting going in tail-end, and turned around and ended up getting the nose stuck and just backed out again.

Went shopping and got food! I am in a good mood, even if this bag of jerky was 8 dollars that I can't really afford, but goddamn, I have not had beef jerky in like a year. Same goes for the expensive chocolate.

tl;dr - good day!

P.S. MY SISTER IS COMING TO TOWN FUCK YES

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 19 Jun 2009, 23:36
P.S. MY SISTER IS COMING TO FUCK! YES
FYP
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 19 Jun 2009, 23:41
My 360 broked.  DAMMIT.
That suuuuuuuuuuududedoyouwanttosendmethecaseforitplease?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 20 Jun 2009, 02:49
I have all my grades. I gots a first for this year.

Hell yes. I have to find some form of celebration.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 20 Jun 2009, 08:06
That suuuuuuuuuuududedoyouwanttosendmethecaseforitplease?

Sorry, already shipped it to Microsoft.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 20 Jun 2009, 09:23
Hello, my blog friends...

I had a gig last night; my friend's band was playing a show, so he was able to get me and my friend Spencer on the bill. We've put together a full set of the spoken word poetry slam stuff, with segues and interludes, and all kinds of shit! It went really well...kids were digging it, and both of us hit pretty much the best performance we've done yet. We've got to where we actually have something we're proud of, and can put together a "real show" so I'm pretty excited.

Also, I think I may have made headway in defeating my current writer's block.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Jun 2009, 10:55
Last night my friends put on some fucking next-level comedy and then a bunch of us went to Boston Pizza. I bought $30 worth of fishbowls and got drunk on girly drinks. Two of them had slush in them.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 20 Jun 2009, 13:07
Johnny did you have the Deep Blue C? Isn't it fantastic?

Today! Today is a good day. Already I have gotten my hair cut, and I am very happy with it. After that, I hung out with my almost-niece (a friend's daughter) who told me the minute I got in the door: "Tobo poo poo pee pee theeeeeeeeeeeeeere!" This means that their very old dog Toby pooped in the hallway and she was so ready to rat him out. Love that kid. Also she knows that "Y" is for "yo-yo" and whenever she says "yo-yo" she follows it with "homie". I was so pleased.

Got a pedicure; it's purple. I think I am going to ruin it though, because tonight I am going to see Sloan! I am beyond excited.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 20 Jun 2009, 14:01
i've had a great day too.

chik-fil-a for breakfast then 3 hours at the beach then bought some shorts, beaters and monster energy drinks. Then going to bbq + pool at friend's place. Summer is great.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 20 Jun 2009, 14:15
hangin out at the store eatin chips and salsa (had to make a salsa run) with tanks waiting to be built. Got 3 hours of sleep before coming to the store to open.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jun 2009, 14:31
Bliggy the Blag,

Scratch on my sister. Also, I seriously wish I had gone to my grandmother's house last week because it turns out hte pawn shop near her house is selling a banjo for $150 dollars and I am going to get it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 20 Jun 2009, 14:36
aren't you always complaining that you're hungry? Use that money to buy some grub. or better yet, a fishing rod
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jun 2009, 14:41
Give man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give a man religion, and he'll starve to death praying for a fish.

(Sorry, that's something my friend told me a few weeks ago I'm still snorting at)

Actually, right now I have quite a bit of food but can't really afford the banjo. But I know the guy who runs the pawn shop and I think there would be the possibility of striking a deal with him, and possibly trading in some other things of mine to lessen the cost (maybe a box of vinyl?).
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Jun 2009, 16:56
Last night my friends put on some fucking next-level comedy and then a bunch of us went to Boston Pizza. I bought $30 worth of fishbowls and got drunk on girly drinks. Two of them had slush in them.
I like Purple Rain...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 20 Jun 2009, 16:59
hangin out at the store eatin chips and salsa (had to make a salsa run) with tanks waiting to be built. Got 3 hours of sleep before coming to the store to open.

reply (http://xkcd.com/140/)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 20 Jun 2009, 17:37
i am taking care of my sister's dog for the weekend! it's awesome. he is kind of the best dog ever.

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3273/dsc0099d.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/852/dsc0181v.jpg)

sometimes he does things like wake me up by poking me in the face with his squeaky toy at 7 in the morning because he doesn't quite understand that mornings are a time for sleeping and not a time for playing, but i always forgive him because look at that little face, how can you stay mad at that. you can't. dogs are the best.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Jun 2009, 17:56
That is my Sunday Morning "Awwww" right there.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 20 Jun 2009, 20:00
Man this is the first time my mom's thrown me a going-away party that wasn't completely depressing. I wound up being able to bring all the finalists from Akademi to said party after we were all done with our rehearsal for our big, non-Akademi show tomorrow (we all got invited to go on A Diele Shqiptare, which is one of the biggest shows in all of Albania. Akademi itself was chump change by comparison). We made music, we danced, we had a good fucking time.

Then there was the afterparty. Things got even crazier from there. We wound up going to this one really awesome live venue/bar/restaurant called Charl's Bistro, where the guys in the band instantly recognized us. We asked if they'd let a couple of us sing some t00nz, which they happily agreed to. Nita sang a couple, and then she introduced Stefan and me to the crowded-ass venue, whereupon he sang lead and I sang backing vocals to "Wherever You Will Go" by the Calling. I gave the performance of a lifetime in that there bar, despite hating the song, and Stefan was in unusually good form when he sang, and Nita rocked the shit out of everybody like she always does.

I don't think I've had a better night in a long, long, LONG time, and it wasn't even over yet. Got home about 2 hours ago, and there were still a faithful few partiers around. We listened to some damn good music and had a pretty slick late-night, small-group singalong to Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, the Stones, and various others.

Guys I am going to be sadder than I've ever been in my life when I leave, but oh my god, what a glorious, GLORIOUS sendoff.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 20 Jun 2009, 20:02
Patrick, I am really going to miss your posts about all the craziness which has surrounded your recent tenure in Albania.

They have justified the resurrection of this blog thread to say the least.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jun 2009, 23:07
Oblogatory post,

I picked up a wonderful guy friend today, and brought him home. We ate Pocky and noodles and went for a walk around the woods in the rain, the fog, and the mist. Our feet were covered in mud by the time we got home, and we played with puppies and played good music and had sexy times and he's cuddling me as I type this.

Happiness.

Srsly.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 21 Jun 2009, 01:51
Nobody knows how much I'm going to miss that boy.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jun 2009, 01:59
GUYS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF COFFEE IS A BAD IDEA
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 21 Jun 2009, 03:29
Hey blog thread,
I had a revelation tonight while I was closing up the store. I immediately went home and prepared a gift for my flatmate. See this is the last post where I will refer to him as such. I realized that while he is a friend, a flatmate, and an instructor, first and foremost, he is my brother. Not by blood, but he cares so deeply about me and it wasn't something I was accustomed to. It took me a year of living in the same place as him to see the connection and really understand it. And I realized that I care about him as if I had known him my entire life. It made me feel good, and even though there are tears, I'm not sad.
I'm finally happy.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: abadname on 21 Jun 2009, 04:58
Hey, it's fucking 7 am.  I just got back from a nice 3 mile run/mostly walk and I'm covered in sweat and out of shape.  Oh yeah and i haven't slept yet.  Fuck me!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: DarkAvenger on 21 Jun 2009, 06:24
Dear blog thread,

I have not slept either! Instead I spent the night watching Doctor Who Christmas specials and writing songs. The songs aren't great but it doesn't matter since I am exhausted. I will probably get to sleep soon, long day tomorrow/today.

Also I found a bunch of 33 1/3s at my local bookstore. I'm hoping they've got that Replacements one in stock.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 21 Jun 2009, 06:38
I didn't sleep a lot last night because I was up and down going to the bathroom to puke. I called in sick to work at 9 and my supervisor sounded pissed off because I think she thought I was hungover, but I only had one glass of wine last night and I didn't throw until 3:30am so that makes no sense. My stomach is very stabby sore but I've managed to keep some food down now after sleeping from 10am until 1:30. I've had a shower and even though it still hurts I do feel a lot less queasy.

But I do get the feeling that all this sick time I'm taking off work is going to get me fired before I quit, which is not cool because I really need that reference. Oh dearrr.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Jun 2009, 06:52
I have a pretty dramatic car saga which has hopefully come to an end.
FIRST: Chris borrowed my car (timmy) for a day and fell asleep while driving. Smoshed in the front, it is towed and totalled.
SECOND: Driving our other car to go look at work trucks for him, the radiator explodes out of nowhere. It is towed and carmax gives us 50 bucks for it.
THIRD: Get denied for a loan to buy another vehicle because neither Chris or I have ever bothered getting a credit card so we do not exist in the credit world.
FOURTH: Finally find a truck and buy it. We are now paying 24% interest on the in-house financing loan and are required to have comprehensive insurance. Insurance is going to be $300-500 a MONTH.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 21 Jun 2009, 09:45
Patrick, I am really going to miss your posts about all the craziness which has surrounded your recent tenure in Albania.

They have justified the resurrection of this blog thread to say the least.

Man you have no idea how much I appreciate this. Well, you might, but the expression still stands.

Dear guys,

Oh god it's not even done yet. Apparently all the singers and I are gonna sing the Star Spangled Banner as well as Albania's national anthem at the Embassy's 4th of July party. Also, I am pretty sure I'm providing a Hendrix-ized version of at least the Star Spangled Banner.

Also in exactly one hour, I get on the bus with all the Akademi kids to go to Vlora, a beach city. Maybe I'll meet that text-stalker chick who got my old number. Bringin' my shank, just in case one of her cousins gets mad at me (I always wanted to be part of a blood feud!). Also, I have a small but adequate collection of rubber with me. And a guitar, because I'm supposed to teach one of the dancer girls the basics of playing. Whooooooo!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ledhendrix on 21 Jun 2009, 09:54

Patrick, I am really going to miss your posts about all the craziness which has surrounded your recent tenure in Albania.

They have justified the resurrection of this blog thread to say the least.

I agree with this, I generally try to read everyone's blogs but sometimes I'm lazy and will only read a few. I always make sure to read your blogs Patrick as they are usually good to read. The whole albanian saga has been excellent.

Also please please please do a Hendrix-ised version of Star Spangled Banner. Would be epic.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 21 Jun 2009, 10:16
Of course.

Hey guys. The past few days have been lots of swimming and yard work. My arms are not very happy with me right now, but I am ok with that.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Jun 2009, 10:25
Also I found a bunch of 33 1/3s at my local bookstore. I'm hoping they've got that Replacements one in stock.

The Celine Dion one is the best.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 21 Jun 2009, 12:26


holy shit... thats a lot of money. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of car did you buy and how much was the loan for?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Jun 2009, 12:28
2003 ford ranger, about 5,000 financed
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 21 Jun 2009, 12:35
I don't know if you're able to or not, but I would suggest making more than minimum payments and paying that loan off ASAP. then you can get some normal GEICO insurance for it for about $600-$800 a year.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 21 Jun 2009, 12:44
Yeah, that is absolutely the plan. It's just all bad timing because his insurance just went up from killing my car even though it was only minor minor damage to the SUV he hit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jun 2009, 19:06
Blaggy,

I laid on my roof today, watching the sunset and clouds roll by, stars coming out and raindrops on my face, talking to a long distance friend on the phone.

I jammed with some guys and finally figured out how to do  the backbeat on drums.

My car exploded.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 21 Jun 2009, 19:36
Blog
Kinda upset tonight! My mom spent most of yesterday in her room, crying in the dark - this happens periodically, it has been like this since she was my age. I told her I love her, I went about my business. Same deal today. She came out of her room at least, but then we went to a family gathering and she took a lot of pills and drank a bottle of wine and cried and was awful and I was so embarrassed. So I feel pretty shite right now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 21 Jun 2009, 20:29
There is a tiny, adorable kitten in my garage! We have named it Milton, AKA Millie, AKA Milton Bradley.  Hopefully its owners claim it because I really don't want to have to give it to the Humane Society :(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jun 2009, 22:05
Blaggy,

I am talking with my brother who I have not talked to in awhile. My mother threw him out of the house, saying all these terrible lies about him and as bad as I feel for him, he now realizes what I went through and what my father went through when she did the same to us.

I love my mother, I truly do, but she hurts everyone around her with her lies, and her vitriol and her just outright rage over nothing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 22 Jun 2009, 01:16
Beta Leone Ocelot Gamma.

Why do I feel crappy?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 22 Jun 2009, 05:04
Beyonce,

Not doing any maths for six months might just be the worst thing I've ever done to myself. Out of practice, and mostly out of motivation I went and threw a semester. Now it looks like I probably won't be able take the pathway that I really wanted. It had to happen eventually that coasting by on pure talent and minimal effort came back and bit me, and it makes sense that it'd do it on something that matters to me rather than something inconsequential. I just wish it could have been anything else. The worst part is that I know I can do it, but I've got no way to prove that to the people who need to see it. I guess I've kinda got a backup though; it shouldn't be the end of the world.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Jun 2009, 06:19
Dear McTaggart,

If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Regards,

Beyonce Knowles.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 22 Jun 2009, 07:29
OH OH OH
OH OH OH
OH OH OH
OH OH OH
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 22 Jun 2009, 11:06
My car exploded.

Wait, what, for real?


Blog thread, today our class ate pizza for lunch! School is officially over, and I just have one year left at high school before I... conquer the world or something.

The sad part is that I haven't got a job for the summer, partially because I didn't try hard enough, partially because employers don't hire us younglings because OMFG FINANC CRISISIS! So I'll spend summer learning to drive and train. if everything goes as planned, the white-ass indie body of today will be replaced by mister HUNK by the end of summer. This might help me get with the girls, it might not, the important thing is that I will get a confidence boost that's out of this world. I've tried it before, actually having visible muscles on my chests makes my back a lot straighter when being around people. I don't know why, but there's psychology for you, go ask Freud or something.

If I'm lucky and have time/bother, I'll look into more fun, free trips to foreign places (I've applied to a culture meeting in Berlin), and maybe check out if I could figure out how to make flash gamez. Because why the hell not.

Snalin out.
what the hell, I've played too much Mass Effect or something.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Jun 2009, 13:10
My car exploded.

Wait, what, for real?

I would use that phrase to mean simply that the engine had done something nasty like blown a gasket or smashed its big ends.  But worse does happen - photo from a few yards outside my door in Hackney:

(http://cassland.org/images/HotCar.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Coward on 22 Jun 2009, 13:17
There's got to be a story behind that one...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Jun 2009, 13:40
My car exploded.

Wait, what, for real?


Sort of. I was driving to town with a few gallons of gas in it, when it starts acting like it's out of gas. The power steering goes ,I'm almost at the gas station, I lost my brakes and ended up coasting into the curb and that made it stop moving.

I ended up calling in my father, he tried putting extra gas in it because apparently the gas gauge is a damn dirty liar, and it wouldn't start for a few minutes. Then sparks started flying out from underneath the hood and it started smoking enough to actually mask the entire car from 10 feet away. He made me drive it home, smoking the entire way, and it doesn't go over 45 anymore. Also: It now only gets 6 miles to the gallon if I do decide to be suicidal enough to drive it. I was ready to jump from the car in case it *did* actually burst into flame, because I was expecting it to any second.

Oh, well, it's had a good run.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 22 Jun 2009, 13:57
If your car is smoking do not drive it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Jun 2009, 14:14
There's got to be a story behind that one...

Hackney yoof ain't no good at car maintenance, is all - I think.  It went up pulling away from traffic lights.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Jun 2009, 14:21
More of a used car that's been passed down the family, especially through two aunts that don't know how to work a car without destroying it. We (that is, my father) has been taking care of it, it's just an uphill battle that's not really worth it anymore.

And that's why the car has been abandoned, Slick, and why I am stuck here at home.

Edit: Oh you are referring to the flaming car, not mine. Still, my post still stands.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Coward on 22 Jun 2009, 14:22
Hackney yoof ain't no good at car maintenance, is all - I think.  It went up pulling away from traffic lights.

Touche.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 22 Jun 2009, 14:26
Last time I had a discussion with someone about cars on fire, his house caught on fire.  Look out, folks.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 22 Jun 2009, 14:30
probably shouldn't have parked fiery (firery?) car in attached garage.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 22 Jun 2009, 14:38
IRL foreshadowing when he concluded the discussion with "Fire is... scary shit" and a downwards glance before changing the subject.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 22 Jun 2009, 18:18
My car was smoking a while back due to over-filling it with oil.  Also it lit up on fire when a hose busted due to overpressure and some oil was falling onto the engine.  It wasn't too cool.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Jun 2009, 19:36
Blaggy,

When I laid down to take a nap, my cat came in and was walking strangely like someone had hurt it. I was trying to figure out what was wrong with him until he came over and licked my hand, and I realized that that is actually a puppy, not a cat.

I really am that blind.

I also just remembered that I was supposed to pay Nils $100 for that bouzouki today but it slipped my mind what with the boomboom Cadillac deal so I will call him tomorrow morning about it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 22 Jun 2009, 21:13
BWAAHHHHAHHAH

Twins of Twins Vol. 8!!

"Roundhead have 4 different size rims on the Land Rover. Him hare have a 16, a 17, a 18, and a 20. And I hare see him driving down Constant Spring road and the Land Rover doing the Gully creep."


*dead*
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 22 Jun 2009, 23:37
I'm thinking of maybe learning the mandolin. I mean I guess I'd have to fork out lots of cash to buy one, but I'm a piano player so to be honest if a musical instrument costs less than $10,000 it seems cheap to me. I don't know anything about mandolins except that they sound purdy.

Also there's a girl I've seen around a few times. Not a potential-girlfriend-girl, just a girl. She recognised me from seeing me around, I recognised her from seeing her around. Except turns out she's got a twin. I introduced myself to one of them last week and got her name in return, but I don't know which one it was. I guess the one I've been seeing around, 'cause she smiled at me in recognition when she saw me like she has the last couple of times. Except maybe I've been seeing both of them around because one of them walked past a cafe I was in this afternoon and I smiled at her, but not very much 'cause I didn't know if it was the one I knew or not, and she smiled back at me, but in that uncertain "do-I-know-this-guy?" kind of way. So who knows.

God-damn it's really fucking confusing trying to make new friends/acquaintances with one of a pair of twins.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 22 Jun 2009, 23:44
Guys guys guys guys. I'm eating marshmallows with grape jelly inside them. I bought them at Mitsuwa Marketplace today, which is the greatest Japanese market ever. I had real restaurant ramen for the first time in my life, and I bought some cool groceries.







God I love the Japanese market.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Jun 2009, 01:31
A mandolin is tuned the same way as a violin, but you play it more like a banjo. That's about the extent of my mandolin knowledge! I have two but I just play them like they're a violin on a funny angle.

I finally finished all my exams and there is no overtime available at work this week so just at the moment I am kicking my heels and doing sociable stuff. On Saturday I cleaned out all my clothes and got rid of more than I have left (with the result that I had to go underwear shopping just to have enough clean underwear for two weeks in America). Friday night we were all at a party, yesterday I went shopping with Lawrence for an entire day and spent almost £100 on stuff like bedding for next year and an enormous sunhat and some sunglasses. The hat is awesome and I'm taking it to Chicago even if I have to wear it for the whole flight (I'll probably need an extra seat, it's a big hat).

Guys guys guys guys guys guys guys I am totally going to America four weeks today! I should buy some travel insurance! I am so excited!

Now I'm going to clean my room and walk into town in the scorching heat to eat pizza with my german class.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Jun 2009, 01:36
I'm thinking of maybe learning the mandolin. I mean I guess I'd have to fork out lots of cash to buy one, but I'm a piano player so to be honest if a musical instrument costs less than $10,000 it seems cheap to me. I don't know anything about mandolins except that they sound purdy.

Mandolins are fucking tiny. I wanted to play one for awhile mostly because it is strung in the same way as a violin (GDAE) so I wouldn't have to re-learn scales for a differently strung instrument, but even with my skinny fingers it is a bit hard to play.

Recently I have fallen in love with the bouzouki. It is very similar to the mandolin in pretty much all respects - same sort of sound, similar tunings, four double-strings - except that the neck is a lot longer, which means that it's not like trying to play only over the 15th fret on guitar. It's a beautiful instrument and I would very highly recommend you look into it.

The man that I am commissioning is asking $1,000 for an extremely high quality piece that will take 6 months to make, so the cost shouldn't be too terrible, I don't think.

Barnymoo you posted before me!

Banjoes and mandolins aren't played all that similarly. Banjoes are generally fingerpicked and are acoustically quite loud, whereas you pretty much have to play with a pick if you're going to try for mandolin. I generally hear only strummed chords on mandolin, but there is a bit of single note runs that are fun.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 23 Jun 2009, 01:48
Guys guys guys guys. I'm eating marshmallows with grape jelly inside them. I bought them at Mitsuwa Marketplace today, which is the greatest Japanese market ever. I had real restaurant ramen for the first time in my life, and I bought some cool groceries.

God I love the Japanese market.

Real ramen like that was a revelation during my trip to Tokyo a couple years ago. A real full-course meal in a bowl, not that poor stuff that stands between college kids and starvation. Nom-nom.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 23 Jun 2009, 01:55
I want to go to Japan soooooo badly. And I can't even imagine what their ramen is like. I mean, this stuff I had today was really really good, but I bet it pales in comparison to what you can get in an actual restaurant in Japan.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 23 Jun 2009, 16:29
You guys know the underdog basketball story right? team of 4 takes on team of 9 in a 4v4 league. Most of the time the larger, better rested team dominates, until in the end the little guy pulls it off in double overtime? well, i fucked that story up for my 3 teammates by throwing away the ball instead of scoring the wide open lay up to tie the game and send it into double OT.

:(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 23 Jun 2009, 18:50
- it's really fucking hot in canuckistan right now (30 degrees celsius , 86 fahrenheit for you weird american types). i am going to die.

- my job still sorta sucks and i haven't started my second one yet, but i hope i do soon because the novelty of sitting around all day has definitely worn off by now.

- my weekly volunteer thing is simultaneously really satisfying and really heartbreaking. while sending some faxes today a kid came up to me and introduced himself, then spent about 40 minutes or so telling me his life story and it was so awful and so unfair that when i thought about it again on the bus ride home i actually started crying a little bit. i was told this would happen a lot, as a lot of these kids grow up with very little support and sort of attach to anybody who will listen, but as upsetting as it is i'm going to make myself get used to this because i made a commitment and i'm sticking to my guns, damnit.

- tonight i made the best fruit salad, maybe ever. who knows.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Jun 2009, 18:54
Making album art is hrrrrd

Blaggy,

I am spending several hours on this. I have cropped a picture and made the sides fade to black to fit the album artwork size, but am currently trying to make the font. I hate pretty much all pre-set fonts on album artwork, so I am actually writing out the letters and scanning them into the computer. However, since my handwriting is terrible, I am writing each letters dozens of times until I find one satisfactory.

However, creating something is beautiful.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 23 Jun 2009, 19:22
weblog,

Today I went to have dinner with a family that my parents knew from since when they lived in Burundi 25 years ago now. They had a son who was my age, and we were really good friends (as good friends as 4 year olds can be) when he died of cancer at the age of 4. We've been seeing the family on and off for the past 20 years, and my parents and the other parents were constantly in contact. About four months ago my mom received an e-mail from the father that the mother had huntington's disease.

It is so terrifying. She is the nicest lady, and seeing her so weak and fragile was shocking for all of us. It's even worse because it's obvious that she's aware of her surroundings and of everything that is going on with her, but that she just couldn't control it. I think it's the first time that I have come in contact with such a reminder of human frailty.

The two oldest children are also aware that the disease is genetic, and I can't even begin to imagine what that knowledge must mean to them.

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scarychips on 23 Jun 2009, 21:09
I am really sorry for you. I know this from experience since my mom may have that and I have signs of chorea. Really, I'm incredibly sorry for you, your family and their famiily.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Jun 2009, 21:34
Oh shit

I am talking with my brother who was thrown out of my mother's house

And it turns out that my mother has a long history of infidelity with other guys than the ones she marries and she fucked my uncle adn other guys and my fahter might not be my actual father and fuck I seriously don't know how to respond to this. I want to throw up.

I never thought I'd be looking inot paternity tests
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 23 Jun 2009, 22:17
dear blog thread,

the only thing worse than living in a suburban copy and paste neighborhood with nothing to do is living in a place surrounded by copy and paste neighborhoods where you can't even go spontaneously chill with people because you have to get in a car and drive to a neighborhood first.
I am going away soon though so it's cool, and I'ma get a job when I get back

also Zingoleb I though your father stole your stuff so is it that terrible if he's not really your father?
(if it is terrible then just remember he's the one who's been the father figure in your life, and that's more important than being the person who knocked up your mom (if that's terrible then I refer you to my question))
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Jun 2009, 22:20
It's by complete coincidence that I check back the second you post, I swear

Yes, he does do stupid shit, but I mean...christ. I've lived with him my entire fucking life, this could just change my entire perception of what has happened.

I also look just like his best friend and their entire family.

I really hope this isn't true.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 23 Jun 2009, 22:35
don't overthink it or anything, I mean, I realize knowing who your father is is (awwwkward syntax) important, but jumping to conclusions is definitely a bad idea. From what you've posted I get the impression the only thing you've been told is that your mom slept with other men, so I wouldn't go questioning if you're actually related to your best friend just yet.

If you really need a definite answer just get a paternity test and then try to figure things out.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Jun 2009, 22:49
I'm going to. I'm trying not to overreact as I am wont to do. Instead, I just have one hell of a headache as I find out the truth about my mother as she systematically rejects and harms every person in her life, one by one.

I'm going to talk to my uncle first about this, because I know him, and he is likely to try and fuck his brother's wife. He's done that shit before and ... god, I'm just, going to shut up about it now rather than shit all over this thread.

How about them Lips? They sure Flame.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Trevlordyte on 23 Jun 2009, 23:25
So last night I went to my ex's house to say good bye because I am moving out of state to go to college.
Bad idea.
I was drunk and and she said some things that offended me. Like that she never loved me and it was all a lie. I told her she wanted to have my child and "fuck you".
I got punched in the face and hugged her dad one last time.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: abadname on 24 Jun 2009, 00:21
Dear blog thread
I'm going to break this into good things and bad I guess

Good things
I have a mohawk
I have beer
The mexican market by my apartment will sell me beer without checking my id
My car is fixed (more on this later)
I have a good job
I may be getting a new car soon

Less good things
It cost 2000 to fix my car
I still need to sell my car in the next year since they put in a used transmission
I am dying for affection
I haven't kissed a girl in months
I never go out to meet new people
I have no idea how to talk to new people at random places
I still have to sell my car
I'm super lonely and whiney
My dad sucks super bad

Overall i'm pretty good but i'm just really down on myself right now and dying for affection. I know none of my problems are bad or anything new it just kind of sucks with where i am and where my friends are (all engaged). Thanks for listening.

Also I have a mohawk and i like it quite a bit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 24 Jun 2009, 01:25
- it's really fucking hot in canuckistan right now (30 degrees celsius , 86 fahrenheit for you weird american types). i am going to die.
Wah...?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Jun 2009, 01:46
I know, right? At 30 degrees I would maybe start thinking about not wearing long sleeves.

Oh hey blog thread.
My boy gets home in three weeks now! But I have been through so much heartache and soul-searching these past few months that I don't know what I'm gonna be like when I finally see him. I hope it is not awful.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Jun 2009, 02:07
I drop the jacket and cycle to work in just the t-shirt from about 18 degrees C.  At 20 I change into shorts when I get home; at about 25 I go to work in shorts.

At 30 I'm really uncomfortable, but not quite dead yet - that cuts in around 38 (I've only experienced that in southern Spain).
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Jun 2009, 02:16
I know you're talking Celsius temperatures, but the first time I read that I was thinking you were talking about age and it was amusing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BlahBlah on 24 Jun 2009, 06:01
Zingoleb, you couldn't ease up on the posting a bit, could you? It gets kind of annoying to read them all. Also, I'm not sure if you're even telling the truth or just making stuff up. You said previously that you had 56k, browsing this forum all of the time seems like a waste of bandwidth.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Jun 2009, 06:05
See, now I'm at a loss whether to answer you by posting again or not.

It is 56k, that's why I don't even bother touching the Pointless Thread and stick to more text-oriented threads.

And I'm sorry for being post-heavy, I've been seriously stuck at home for the past few days since the car incident.


Edit: Goddamn, I do post a lot. :( I need a life.  Sorry guys!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BlahBlah on 24 Jun 2009, 06:08
It's okay, I don't mean to be a dick or anything.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Jun 2009, 06:15
Without turning this into a conversation, we did advise Zingoleb to post more often a couple of months ago. This forum is nothing if not inconsistent! (Or is it?)

Today is very hot, for this area anyway, as was yesterday. Actually yesterday I went out in shorts and a thin blouse and got caught in a rainstorm and competely drenched to the skin, but it was so hot that it didn't matter. If it keeps this sort of weather up for the next two weeks I'll be spending a lot of time in the greenhouse with a watering can. I've got the house to myself from tonight until July 10th which means a two A4 page list of things I have to do each day (mostly watering plants and feeding animals). I'm quite looking forwards to it but I hate to think what will happen if I get something wrong. I know I can't go far wrong with the cats, they will let me know fairly clearly when they want food, but plants are miles out of my sphere of knowledge and there are a lot of vegetables growing in the garden.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 24 Jun 2009, 06:55
Wah...?

hey i live in canada, dangit. it snows six months a year and going anywhere almost always involves some kind of hike through the arctic to get there. at about 15 degrees is when everybody unanimously goes "holy shit, it's summer!" and the short shorts and spaghetti straps start busting out like crazy.

i don't know if it's the fact that i have no air conditioning or that i'm just a massive wimp, but this heat is awful, so awful you guys.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 24 Jun 2009, 07:34
15 degrees...short shorts and spaghetti straps

Wat.
That is two shirts and a jacket where I live. That is like the high in winter here on the coldest day.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BlahBlah on 24 Jun 2009, 08:02
15 degrees...short shorts and spaghetti straps

Wat.
That is two shirts and a jacket where I live. That is like the high in winter here on the coldest day.

Woah. In the UK, especially where I live, that is extremely hot. Many people would go off work early.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 24 Jun 2009, 08:05
None of you people make any sense to me.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ledhendrix on 24 Jun 2009, 08:44
Centigrade!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 24 Jun 2009, 09:07
Pants: take all of these numbers, multiply them by 9/5ths and add 32.  Then reread the posts.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 24 Jun 2009, 09:22
or convert to centigrade like the rest of the world, silly americans.

jace probably got it right the first time anyway, 15 fahrenheit is way below freezing level and i'd like to think most people are informed enough about canada to know that as cold as it gets here, we do still get a real summer where the snow melts for a little while. it's just... not really all that hot and exciting.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Jun 2009, 09:40
What is the difference between celcius and centigrade? I have never known.

It's warm here, hot during the middle of the day, but I'd say not much over 25 even in the blazing sun, even in the middle of the day. In the shade with a light breeze it is more like 20, 19. It's lovely.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 24 Jun 2009, 09:51
no difference! two words for exactly the same method of measurement.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 24 Jun 2009, 10:28
15 degrees...short shorts and spaghetti straps

Wat.
That is two shirts and a jacket where I live. That is like the high in winter here on the coldest day.
I was agreeing with you, until I realized we weren't.

EDIT::
Right now, it's probably about 35C which probably equates to an awesome song by Third World "96 Degrees In The Shade".

REAL ATT!!!... In the shaa-ee-aaaaaaaade...

And I'm feeling pretty good. Once, when I was in Maple Land, it was summer and everyone was in shorts and muscle shirts. They looked at the black kid with the nappy head of hair (me) in jeans and a long T-shirt, and said, "Oh, he's from Jamaica."

I forget this sometimes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 24 Jun 2009, 10:50
Kelvins are where it's at
once it gets to absolute zero I usually consider putting on a nice think winter jacket, or ten.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 24 Jun 2009, 11:09
Some really nice things
Some more nice things

Also please please please do a Hendrix-ised version of Star Spangled Banner. Would be epic.

Thank you both! And of course, man, I wouldn't have it any other way. I mean the finalists from Akademi and I have to sing it at the Embassy's 4th of July party, but yeah, I'm gonna do what I can to make that whole thing into an actually-interesting event. It's usually about as interesting as listening to GY!BE for the 3rd solid month.

Dear blag,

Vlora was awesome! We finished the show, got taken home, and we grabbed our stuff and hopped on a minibus to our friend Eris's house. She was eliminated on the very first live show, which completely sucks, because every one of us absolutely adored that girl. Except for Fiorela. Fiorela hates it when the world's attention isn't always on her. More on that later.

So Monday night, I went with about 6 of the others and we all chilled on the beach at midnight. We had a bunch of beer and sunflower seeds and we pretty much had a great night. We started to walk back to Eris's house, and all of a sudden this Land Rover full of young-ish dudes shows up. They waited about 30 meters ahead of a puddle, engines on, but without moving. They waited until we were about 5 meters from the puddle, and then they accelerated, running into the puddle exactly when we were next to it. Eris was on the end of the group closest to the puddle. If it had been anybody else in Eris's spot, they'd have left us alone, but luck was in their favor.

As it turns out, Fiorela put them up to it to harrass Eris as much as possible while we were staying with her. She even admitted it in confidence to me. I'm not talking to her anymore, a fight nearly got started over it because the dudes decided it wasn't cool when we called them assfuckers. If a fight had started we'd have won handily (agile, muscular male dancers and a singer who happened to have his Swiss knife on him to open beers), but I don't like the idea of fighting, especially when the whole thing was born entirely out of one person's selfish spite. Eris even let Fiorela into her house, invited her over several times to join in the food and festivities, asked nothing in return, and Fiori pulls that shit. Fucking shitty of her.

Still, crazy weekend. Cuddled with a bunch of people. Saw some friends from Akademi who had been eliminated from the finals, I was really happy to see them. Lots of hugs and cuddles and neck-kisses and "O SHPIRTI, HAJDE!" (Oh darling, come here!) and various other things.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 24 Jun 2009, 11:35
Bloggert,

Everyone at my current job who knows I've applied for something new keeps saying things like "i will miss you"  and "what will we do?  who will cover xyz project?" and I keep telling them that it's not definite yet.  I mean, I haven't got a date for my 2nd interview yet, despite the fact that they did say I'd have one.  I'm not overly hopeful, but people around here are assuming I've got it in my hands already.  Although it's a nice feeling to know that they're so confident, I don't want to fall into the same feeling of confidence and then not actually get the position.  This is a big fear of mine.  I hate letdowns and I want this job too much to get too hopeful. 

Other stuff is meh.  The weather is really bringing me down.  I've been eating like garbage and not going to the gym, not cleaning the house, not cooking dinner, not doing anything I like to do.  Add on top of that the usual stresses (finances, family health stuff, my bf's stress, shitty job, etc) and I'm at the end of my rope.  I want the sun to come out.  I want to not be damp after exiting the train station and walking only as far as my car (on which I finally owe less than 7grand). 

Good news (and yes, my happy news is always child related), my kid says I'm "supermama!" I love it.
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Post by: allison on 24 Jun 2009, 12:25
I spend my day in an office with 6 other "summer students". Basically we're temps at the municipal hydro company.
The guy I work with directly is a good dude, and likes to dick around on Google a lot. We've already discussed that I don't like spiders...the kind of phobia that makes me really upset - crying, nausea, hyperventilating, the works. Even talking about them gives me shivers and puts me on edge. He says to me, "you may not want to look at this." And then he looks up 'big disgusting spiders' on GIS.

I had to leave the room because I felt uncomfortable. I told him that it was really fucking inconsiderate and he said "I told you to look away..." but I mean, was it necessary? And he says, "is it necessary to get mad about it?"

 :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
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Post by: Der Golem on 24 Jun 2009, 12:36
huntington's post

Yep, this stuff is pretty scary. My father and both his siblings have this. His sister was found dead in her home two days ago, with no clear cause of death yet, but considering her circumstances I fear it might have been suicide. She was 40-something and already too ill to hold a job, she just broke up with someone, and her only son is a drug addict who used to beat her up and steal money from her. I am having a Shitty Time right now.
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Post by: tania on 24 Jun 2009, 12:38
story

that is how i feel whenever people find out i am really ticklish and respond with "oh man do you know what i think is a really good idea you guys, we should pin tania down and tickle her super hard!" NO i do not want to be tickled, ever, it fucking sucks and there's probably a reason i keep saying i hate it. of course, they always then get angry when i "overreact" and tell me to calm down.

:(
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 24 Jun 2009, 13:25
Yep, this stuff is pretty scary. My father and both his siblings have this. His sister was found dead in her home two days ago, with no clear cause of death yet, but considering her circumstances I fear it might have been suicide. She was 40-something and already too ill to hold a job, she just broke up with someone, and her only son is a drug addict who used to beat her up and steal money from her. I am having a Shitty Time right now.

I'm really sorry.  That's terrible.  :(

Blog,

I went down to Los Angeles to see my parents for Father's Day.  My beautiful New Zealand White rabbit (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/Imga0868.jpg), who's been around since my eleventh birthday, was pretty sick.  I convinced my mother to take him to the vet, provided I pay, and we were told that he had a tumor in his chest that would cause a painful death by respiratory failure within a couple of days--the humane thing to do would be to put him down.  We sat for half an hour on the floor in the examining room, petting him and crying into his fur as he breathed more and more slowly, until he finally stopped.  Surprising and very sad, but also worrying, because my mother has just begun to seem more stable since her suicide attempt in February (following my grandmother's suicide in January).  I was in town for a couple more days, and she seemed to be doing okay, but emotional triggers like this scare me now.

Otherwise, it was a fine weekend.  And today, my piano got tuned.  Plus, I'm on summer break, free from responsibility until I get a job (I'm applying for everything I can).  So it's been a year of a lot of big downs, but there are always ups.  After the dentist today, maybe I'll go to the school gym and the library.  Working out helps me feel more in control of things, and books are good.
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Post by: Liz on 24 Jun 2009, 13:41
(also handy mention for Chicagocon-people - I am not going to throw your cell phones in the floor but it would be great if you could avoid tagging videos of me on the internet)

Good thing you won't be able to get to my phone once the videos are tagged.

(kidding, <3 you Jens)
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Post by: Lines on 24 Jun 2009, 15:28
I have been making a crap ton of origami fish lately for a window display at work (it will be super awesome) and started messing around and making flowers for a different window. My coworker then asked me to make him a helmet. So I made him a helmet and stuck a flower in it. He then stole my t-square and was running around the store waving it around and yelling. Me and my other coworkers just watched and laughed our asses off.
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Post by: Jace on 24 Jun 2009, 16:35
Pants: take all of these numbers, multiply them by 9/5ths and add 32.  Then reread the posts.

Auto-converted without saying that I did. I live in Phoenix, 15F means that I would not be able to go outside because I do not have clothes warm enough.

fear of spiders
really ticklish and response

I have both of these. I am very arachnophobic (once found a black widow in my laundry, and even though I killed it, I didn't go in my room for 3 days) and also very ticklish. The arachnophobia is a lot easier to handle, but girls seem to think when I say "I am very ticklish everywhere unless we are getting intimate. Please do not tickle me, the outcome is never favorable" they think it is funny to tickle me. Well, the truth is, it is funny the first 2 seconds and then my defense kicks in and it is now something I do not like. Because my natural reaction is to pull away, I find myself up against walls, or in corners, ducking down trying to get away. On more than one occasion I have been hurt while trying to get away. The last time someone ever tickled me I accidentally hit her out of reflex. It wasn't hard, but she got really pissed off. She was my girlfriend and I had told her on more than one occasion to not tickle me because I will lash out.
I used to tickle people all the time, but now I don't because I have learned what it is like when people do not like to be tickled. It is funny once, for like 2 seconds, then stop. Only you can prevent ticklish people from lashing out.

tl;dr: Jace gets violent when people tickle him.
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Post by: sean on 24 Jun 2009, 17:27
hey guys my turn to whine about heat.

today it was fucking hot out and when I got on metro, i felt like i was in an oven. i thought it was horrible and that it must be like, 95 or something insane. it was only 88 and tomorrow it is going to be 92. DC, I will fight you.
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Post by: Reed on 24 Jun 2009, 17:46
So I kinda hate the fact that despite the fact that all of my friends are liberal, I'm the only one who thinks Obama should be pushing a stronger socialist agenda instead of distancing himself from socialism! It's really funny how connecticut is supposed to be liberal, but really it's just left of moderate.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 24 Jun 2009, 18:44
So, I've started jogging over the last 3 months, and eating a little bit better.  I've lost ~20 pounds.  But I can't figure out where from!  I can't find my missing lard!  What's up with that?
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Post by: nobo on 24 Jun 2009, 19:38
Check to see if your pants feel any looser.

If its not at the waist then check the inner thighs and pieces of back flub right under the shoulder blades.

If you still haven't found it, then get a new scale.
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Post by: Reed on 24 Jun 2009, 19:45
So I have now referenced my balles and/or cock to the vast majority of the micro program. They seem to enjoy it, so fuck anyone who is offended! I fail to se ehwo this won't progress my careeer
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Post by: Inlander on 24 Jun 2009, 19:51
So I went into a local guitars & things shop yesterday and talked to the guy who runs it, who it turns out is something of a mandolin fiend. He played me a bunch of them and we talked about their relative merits and he ended up recommending this one to me:

http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/details.asp?ProductID=KM-162 (http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/details.asp?ProductID=KM-162)

and I guess I basically promised him that when I next got paid I'd come back into the shop and buy it for A$595.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Jun 2009, 20:11
Awesome mandolin conquest!

Blaggy,

I 'jammed' today with some friends. That is, I was put on bass and was made to play the same riff for 10 minutes straight while everyone else jammed in one key.

*sigh*

I really, really, really want to play music with other people, but I always get put in situations that are depressing when I do. It's like people don't have any respect for me as a musician to actually do something I want to do.

Am I a whiner? I don't want to be a whiner. :(
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Post by: Inlander on 24 Jun 2009, 20:44
Whine on, that "jam session" sounds boring as shit. Next time around bust out a wicked bass solo.
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Post by: MrBlu on 24 Jun 2009, 21:29
hey guys my turn to whine about heat.

today it was fucking hot out and when I got on metro, i felt like i was in an oven. i thought it was horrible and that it must be like, 95 or something insane. it was only 88 and tomorrow it is going to be 92. DC, I will fight you.
Move to Jamaica, you wimp.


 :-P
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Jun 2009, 21:30
Dear Blog thread,

Today I hung out with my best friend and we went and saw Transformers 2, and when we got back to his house I got to watch Fight Club for the first time.  I think Fight Club was definitely the better of the two.
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Post by: negative creep on 24 Jun 2009, 21:47
I 'jammed' today with some friends. That is, I was put on bass and was made to play the same riff for 10 minutes straight while everyone else jammed in one key.

Yeah no shit, 10 minutes are not nearly enough.
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Post by: Alex C on 24 Jun 2009, 21:49
Normally I'd make a snarky remark about how Fight Club is only good for the first act (basically, Tyler Durden and the Fight Club itself kills the film for me), but frankly, that's a lot more than Transformers 2 has going for it.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Jun 2009, 21:58
I 'jammed' today with some friends. That is, I was put on bass and was made to play the same riff for 10 minutes straight while everyone else jammed in one key.

Yeah no shit, 10 minutes are not nearly enough.

10 minutes for each song.

I've had some good jam sessions with these guys, but tonight was just depressingly terrible.
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Post by: negative creep on 24 Jun 2009, 22:33
10 minutes for a song is not nearly enough if it is a good session. Except if you play, you know, old school hardcore or something.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 24 Jun 2009, 23:52
I am in DC in the summertime

There is your problem it is right there
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Post by: Hat on 25 Jun 2009, 00:19
Going needle shopping for my new technics tomorrow so I spent an hour or so learning how to balance them with the ones they have already, and just looking at mixing boards to buy in the next couple of days. In a weeks time I could be mixing phat beatz. (probably not)
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Post by: MrBlu on 25 Jun 2009, 00:23
Dude, if you find any online hit me up plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Post by: Inlander on 25 Jun 2009, 00:58
So I decided "Fuck it, why do I have a credit card if not to buy fun things? How about instead of waiting until I next get paid and then buying the mandolin, I buy the mandolin today on the credit card and then pay off the credit card when I next get paid."

So that's what I did.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 25 Jun 2009, 01:01
http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/details.asp?ProductID=KM-162 (http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/details.asp?ProductID=KM-162)

Is that the one you ended up buying?
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Post by: Inlander on 25 Jun 2009, 01:11
Yep! There were better ones in the shop but the price would be creeping up towards A$1000. This one's just fine.

EDIT: Actually it's better than fine. I'm no expert but it sounds really nice. The guy in the shop (who is an expert) described it as a "belter" (that's Australian for really very good) when I bought it today, and I know he wasn't trying to bullshit me because he could easily have sold me a shit one (instead of telling me it was shit) or one that sounded basically the same as the one I ended up buying but was much more expensive. And because people in shops in Melbourne are generally really nice and friendly and helpful and don't try to rip off their customers.
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Post by: squawk on 25 Jun 2009, 05:39
While the rest of my family is out for this week I am using my time to be productive and sing a lot and clean the house. I put a chair in the bathtub and got a lot of cleaning done from about 12:30 to 3 AM. Then after that I sang a lot. Now it is 5:30 and the sky is lightening! I like it when that happens, but I really need to fix my sleeping schedule. I should try to wake up by noon at the latest today.

Extraordinary Boy's last day in town is today. I am dying to sing duets with him for one last time, and he is the only boy I could ever sing with, for now anyway. The future will probably bring along some other hot, good-voiced boys for me to sing boy-girl songs with, hopefully.

I am really going to miss him.
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Post by: allison on 25 Jun 2009, 06:44
I have a mystery bruise on the side of my hand, below my thumb, kind of just above my wrist. Let's speculate as to how I got it!
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Post by: iamiam on 25 Jun 2009, 06:49
i wish people would not assume that i am into them when i am not.

also, people around me need to stop assuming i am having a thing with someone when i am not.

just to clarify, world: i am a single, lonely girl with no love for anyone.  stop rubbing it in.
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Post by: Inlander on 25 Jun 2009, 06:51
I have a mystery bruise on the side of my hand, below my thumb, kind of just above my wrist. Let's speculate as to how I got it!

Obviously you punched someone last night. The peculiar location of the bruise on your fist is suggestive of the use of some particularly obscure variety of martial arts. I smell a secret life of nocturnal super-hero vigilantism!

Also god-damn I need to get some callouses happening on my fingertips, right-quick.
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Post by: McTaggart on 25 Jun 2009, 10:47
You let your double espresso sit for ten/fifteen and then you just skull it.
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Post by: Will on 25 Jun 2009, 10:50
Blawgz,

I have successfully finished booking my whole tour!
We are getting a chance to be the feature at an open mic in Inman, NC, which is way more than what I had expected would happen. I'm so pumped about this, you guys...
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Post by: snalin on 25 Jun 2009, 11:24
Hey blog thread.

I just lost my keys. Fuck. I think it must have been when I took of my hoodie in the buss (fuuucking hot here), they probably slipped out of my pocket. So now I don't really know what to do other than calling the buss company in the morning and praying to some Gods and stuff. What started out as a nice day hanging out in the park turned into problems. Yay. Second day of summer, and I've already fucked up. Wohoo.
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Post by: McTaggart on 25 Jun 2009, 12:03
You let your double espresso sit for ten/fifteen and then you just skull it.

As I made this, or this give or take a few minutes, I made a "I like my coffee like I like my women" post on another forum and totally confused the two. Reading back through this, looking for replies to what I posted, it
made no sense at all. Thank y'all for confusing my drunk ass.




motherfuckers
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Post by: öde on 25 Jun 2009, 12:09
I like my women how I like my coffee: in a cup full of boiling water and milk with a spoon in them.

I like my women how I like my coffee: finely ground from fresh beans.

I like my women how I like my coffee: fair trade.

I like my women how I like my coffee: strong, but with sugar and milk to make them less bitter.
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Post by: Will on 25 Jun 2009, 12:12
I like my women like I like my coffee: Tied in a burlap sack and slung over the back of a donkey.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Jun 2009, 12:25
I like my women like I like my coffee:



Anally.
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Post by: LittleKey on 25 Jun 2009, 12:36
Blog thread! I went to see Transformers 2 at the midnight showing (It was excellent) and then stayed up the rest of the night. When I got home from my friend's house at 5:30, I immediately went to sleep and slept for 15 hours. I don't think I've ever slept that much at one time.
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Post by: pwhodges on 25 Jun 2009, 12:48
Fun-at-work blog.

Yesterday the outside temperature soared to the dizzy heights of 22C (72F)*.  The 18 month old building I work in, which is only 70% occupied, tripped its main breaker at 5pm because the air-conditioning units were working so hard; fortunately my server room is on the separate smaller trip that also handles lifts and water pumping (there's no gravity-fed water in the building). The power was off for 75 minutes (the time it took someone authorised to touch the main breakers to reach the building).  Those of you who work in wet labs with cultures and the like will know what serious damage such an outage can do to an experiment; the -80 freezers rose to -60 in that time; lots of people were very angry.

Today they were monitoring the power usage carefully.  Not carefully enough, it seems - the outside temperature reached the unheard-of heights of 25C (77F)* and the trip went again at 4pm, and was out for an hour again.

The building manager is on holiday.  I forsee a lot of recriminations and flying crap over the next few days.  Tomorrow is supposed to bring thunderstorms, but Monday "hot" again.

I mentioned the pumped water.  When we had an outside power cut, and everything went off, that meant no water to the sinks in the labs, and therefore no means to clean off contaminents from your hands - so officially people couldn't leave the labs...

Yes, the backup generators in the original design were removed as a cost-saving exercise.


* Yes, there is implied sarcasm there, in case you're not sure.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Jun 2009, 13:02
That's a hell of a heat wave you're experiencing there.

I don't know how you can stand it.
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Post by: Alex C on 25 Jun 2009, 13:02
i wish people would not assume that i am into them when i am not.

also, people around me need to stop assuming i am having a thing with someone when i am not.

just to clarify, world: i am a single, lonely girl with no love for anyone.  stop rubbing it in.

I should lend you my friends; the last time a lady friend and I got too drunk we ended up snuggled up on a couch for the entire evening making plans about all the travels we could take together and nobody ever said a word about it. This is nice because we were really drunk and would terrible together; it's really best to just never speak of it again.
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Post by: Christophe on 25 Jun 2009, 13:16
I like my women like I like my coffee:



Anally. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_luwak)

LYP
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 25 Jun 2009, 13:40
My boyfriend and I tore down a banana (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Banana/811/1) for the new user-contributed guide section of his company's website, and it's on the front page of Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5302563/ifixit-banana-teardown-reveals-yellow-components?autoplay=true) and Cory Doctorow posted it on Boing Boing (http://www.boingboing.net/2009/06/25/howto-disassemble-a.html).

It's kind of fun when an inside joke becomes an internet joke.  :)
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Post by: allison on 25 Jun 2009, 14:00
Internet famous!
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 25 Jun 2009, 15:18
I got enrolled in into the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University, fell into a relationship with my dream girl, and went on a Caribbean cruise, all in the last ten days. I could die happy right now. Also, Houston is n the grip of a 100 degree Fahrenheit heat wave. I may die of heatstroke.
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Post by: nobo on 25 Jun 2009, 15:55
I have a mystery bruise on the side of my hand, below my thumb, kind of just above my wrist. Let's speculate as to how I got it!

Mark it down as a USI (unidentified sleeping injury)
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Post by: Caleb on 25 Jun 2009, 16:44
What's going on Blog thread?  You look great!  Have you been working out?

I am considering starting up a cable public access show because I am bored on the weekends and I have no AC in my apartment.
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Post by: Inlander on 25 Jun 2009, 16:58
Is this your first string instrument, Harry?

Yes, apart from the obligatory teenage guitar dabbling.

I'm used to having all the notes laid out in front of me on a piano keyboard so at this very early stage I can't quite get my head around reading music and locating the notes on the fretboard, but I bought a beginner's how-to-play-the-mandolin book which has a bunch of simple tunes with tablature right below the proper music, and with only four lines mandolin tablature is a piece of piss to read, so I'm already playing (very slow) recognisable tunes!
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Post by: Jimor on 25 Jun 2009, 17:08
What's going on Blog thread?  You look great!  Have you been working out?

I am considering starting up a cable public access show because I am bored on the weekends and I have no AC in my apartment.

Woo! If you want any pointers, just ask. I'm also curious how other places handle things, so if you get into this, please do share.

Anything particular in mind?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 25 Jun 2009, 20:41
Blaggy,

Played out, some shitty hardcore band played that was so boring until they gave the drummer the mic and he just let loose and screamed and that was actually pretty fuckin' awesome. I headbanged with a bunch of gothic-types. I grabbed some girl's and she headbutted me in the face and then took me home.

Edit: To give a little insight as to how terrible this band is: Imagine if Creed and U2 teamed up to do a collaborative album. That's what this band sounded like.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 25 Jun 2009, 23:11
I grabbed some girl's and she
Is this left intentionally vague?
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 25 Jun 2009, 23:31
Today I found out that the nearby gas station has anti-energy drinks. (http://www.drankbeverage.com/)

(http://www.psfk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/drank.jpg)

In other words,

(http://wishiknewthenwhatiknownow.com/web_images/purple-drank.jpg)
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Post by: KvP on 25 Jun 2009, 23:47
Apparently it really works (http://www.avclub.com/articles/taste-test-drank,2365/). You should buy me some.
So I decided "Fuck it, why do I have a credit card if not to buy fun things? How about instead of waiting until I next get paid and then buying the mandolin, I buy the mandolin today on the credit card and then pay off the credit card when I next get paid."

So that's what I did.
It begins.
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Post by: Inlander on 26 Jun 2009, 00:19
I grabbed some girl's and she
Is this left intentionally vague?

I like to think that it's a homage to the (in)famous final sentence of Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey (http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/senjr10h.htm).
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Post by: pen on 26 Jun 2009, 05:07
I finished reading a very long book series and decided to pick up a trashy romance novel yesterday.  It had been a while, and sometimes, I just need one to calm my mind. Today, I was walking into work with my nose in the book.  In the boulevard before the entrance to the building, there is usually classical music of some sort playing.  This time, it was perfect because I was at a part in my book that the characters were at a ball and it was what I had imagined the music there to sound like.  It was great.

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Post by: allison on 26 Jun 2009, 05:16
I got enrolled in into the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University, fell into a relationship with my dream girl, and went on a Caribbean cruise, all in the last ten days. I could die happy right now. Also, Houston is n the grip of a 100 degree Fahrenheit heat wave. I may die of heatstroke.

Hey man, no one replied to this and I just wanted to say that's pretty wicked, you know, that all these good things are happening to you! Congratulations on having a pretty good life as of right now.

Also my favourite thing about working in Account Maintenance and Data Entry is seeing peoples' names. I just scanned a cheque from a guy whose name was "Duwen My Pham". I chuckled. Low brow humour is still humour. Don't judge me.
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Post by: Caleb on 26 Jun 2009, 06:38
Woo! If you want any pointers, just ask. I'm also curious how other places handle things, so if you get into this, please do share.
Anything particular in mind?

I gotta talk to the guy in charge of it again.  It seems like this cable station isn't really very professional with the public access stuff.  I don't know if anyone has actually tried to do a real "show" before.  I think people just show home movies and local meetings.

I think I want to do a late night type show where we will go around and review local businesses and have show a few skits and stuff.  Just erase the monologue and celebrity interviews from the Tonight Show format you know.

I did a show on colllege TV back at SUNY Geneseo but that was closed-circuit so anything went.  I assume there are going to be a lot of rules about content.
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Post by: Reed on 26 Jun 2009, 11:32
Question: Is there any appropriate response other than laughter to this facebook status?

"Gail Ritchie thinks that if she were uglier, people would be nicer to her."
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Post by: Jimor on 26 Jun 2009, 13:43
I gotta talk to the guy in charge of it again.  It seems like this cable station isn't really very professional with the public access stuff.  I don't know if anyone has actually tried to do a real "show" before.  I think people just show home movies and local meetings.

I think I want to do a late night type show where we will go around and review local businesses and have show a few skits and stuff.  Just erase the monologue and celebrity interviews from the Tonight Show format you know.

I like that concept. And yeah, I get the feeling that it's pretty easy for a station to fall into the habit of just accepting what people turn in and not really wanting to put extra effort when somebody wants to do more. I was lucky to come in at a time when the station itself decided to create a music program to show that side of the community after a long period of just getting weird and boring talk shows. So mine became an extension of that and they've been really encouraging and helpful.

I'm not sure what content rules they may have. They're more worried about commercial content here than anything else, because of the non-profit status. My musicians don't have to censor their lyrics, it's just if there is adult language, the show can only air after 10pm.

Good luck, and keep us up to date!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 26 Jun 2009, 14:03
Cycling is the bomb diggity as a stress reliever. I had wanted to go out today but I didn't know until yesterday I'd have today off, so I don't have any plans and then I got this intense anxiety about trying to call anyone or leave my house. Then I got up the courage to ride my bike. And now I feel pretty great! Yay bicycles! Time for lunhc, numnumnum.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 26 Jun 2009, 14:07
YES. bike riding is awesome.

the new road i live on is a rural dead-end on a mountain and down at the end by the gate, there is an awesome hill to bomb. if it's a really beautiful day out i like to smoke a bowl and drive my bike down to the end and go as fast as i possibly can down the hill while admiring all the pretty trees and birds and clouds and shit. it's awesome.

Or, as we like to say in Alger, "it's fucking elegant."
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 26 Jun 2009, 15:10
I've been thinking about buying my first non-stunt-bike bicycle. i live in such a small town i think i can get everywhere on bike pretty easy. Trying to find something that isn't $200-$300 though.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jun 2009, 15:17
I grabbed some girl's and she
Is this left intentionally vague?

No, I meant to say that I grabbed her ass, but we're both pretty violent towards each other. Good times were had by all! (but not for the on-lookers)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Jun 2009, 16:02
Guys! I have a HUGE blister on my foot. It is the length of my thumb and the thickness of the top section of my thumb and when I cut it open and drained it, the liquid ran all the way down my leg in a horrible warm river of yuck. On the plus side I can now put weight on my foot, albeit whilst shouting "ow ow ow". I have decided to remove the "comfort" pads from the insides of my work boots. They are not comfortable. In fact I'm considering suing.

In other news here is a photo of me and my friends at yesterday's awards ceremony, where we won (from left to right): Overall Student of the Year (from the whole campus, which is huge!), Sociology Student of the Year, no award but one of our best friends so we took her along, English Student of the Year (that's me!), also no award but still awesome, History Student of the Year. Then we had a party.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/awards_ceremony.jpg)

I can put a copyright photo up on here because I am going to buy a real one. That's how it works, right? The girl standing to the left of me is famously averse to having her photo taken so I'm thrilled that I got her into a good picture. I'm going to get it framed and have it on the wall at uni, I think. They're my best friends and I'm going to miss them like hell so I'm so glad I've got a photo of us all together on a fantastic day. I wish my sociology teacher had been in it; I was almost going to suggest it because she was standing right there with us, but I thought the others might not want her in it. I wish I had now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 26 Jun 2009, 16:25
I will make a shirt saying 'blogger'.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 26 Jun 2009, 19:16
Blog Thread,

Tonight I went to an 18th birthday party for a cousin of one of my best friends. I met a really nice girl called Clare. We had conversations about books in front of a bonfire, and had fun in the dark when everyone else disappeared. She gave me her number. Eeeeeeee.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KharBevNor on 26 Jun 2009, 19:32
No, I meant to say that I grabbed her ass, but we're both pretty violent towards each other. Good times were had by all! (but not for the on-lookers)

Okay I suppose we can start this sad business here.

The long and the short of it is that no one wanted to know this, at all. You fit into these forums about as well as a member of Rock Bitch at a baptist preachers golden wedding anniversary celebration, and yet you keep insisting on pouring out the sad, pointless details of your life, which no one wants to hear. Not only this, but you manage to do it in a vaguely creepy way.

I'm not suggesting you improve, but merely that you stop, now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jun 2009, 20:04
Wow, Khar, you really do manage being a bitch fairly well, don't you?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 26 Jun 2009, 20:05
In other news here is a photo of me and my friends at yesterday's awards ceremony. English Student of the Year (that's me!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/awards_ceremony.jpg)
I'm thrilled that I got her into a good picture. I'm going to get it framed and have it on the wall at uni, I think. They're my best friends and I'm going to miss them like hell so I'm so glad I've got a photo of us all together on a fantastic day.

I'm quoting this because the unfortunate pagebreak and the inevitable shitstorm shouldn't block what is easily the most feelgood and readable post on the blog thread, not to mention a sweet picture with real chemistry between friends.  
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Jun 2009, 20:11
Also May looks adorable.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KharBevNor on 26 Jun 2009, 20:45
Wow, Khar, you really do manage being a bitch fairly well, don't you?

About as well as you manage to type and think at the same time.

That is not very well at all.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jun 2009, 20:57
Oh. I am so hurt. Please, stop. Your insults are overwhelming.

(That was sarcasm, you know, just in case you couldn't tell)

But do you seriously feel the need to follow me around on these forums like a little puppy and try to insult me?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 26 Jun 2009, 21:00
Guys, take it to PMs, this is embarrassing for at least one of you.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KharBevNor on 26 Jun 2009, 21:10
But do you seriously feel the need to follow me around on these forums like a little puppy and try to insult me?

Maybe if you'd stop spamming your inane shit everywhere it wouldn't be so easy to find you. I would have to work not to keep bumping into your horrible posts.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jun 2009, 21:16
The irony hurts, so, so bad.

Yes, you're angry at me for snickering at you. Okay, that's nice. Instead of throwing a big ol' snot all over in public, why don't you just PM me about it? I'm sure most everyone would appreciate it.

Edit: You're right, Slick vvvv It's just not much of an argument. He's just insulting me and I just wish he would go away.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 26 Jun 2009, 21:19
Dude I am not going to take sides here but instead of hitting back and saying 'why not PM' why don't you just PM? I mean, whatever argument you guys are going on about doesn't particularly concern me but I just get irked at things on a procedural ground, so don't say 'hey don't be a whiner just PM me huh' because you could have just PMed him that.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 26 Jun 2009, 22:30
Am I the only one here who can't tell if this is a serious argument or not?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 26 Jun 2009, 22:32
Yes
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jun 2009, 23:07
After work I went to some stupid rock club in town to pick up my friends so I could drive them all home. I go to the bar and I order a Red Bull because I'm driving and I want to stay alert. The barman informs me that they have no Red Bull but he does have the perfect drink for me. He hands me one of these -

(http://missionmission.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/pussy-energy-drink.jpg)

First Michael now this.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 26 Jun 2009, 23:19
With added milk what? Thistle?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 27 Jun 2009, 00:38
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_Thistle#Health_benefits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_Thistle#Health_benefits)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 27 Jun 2009, 02:17
I graduated and took a nap on a nazi at safegrad.


what the fuck.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 27 Jun 2009, 03:06
Wow, Khar, you really do manage being a bitch fairly well, don't you?
Oh, the vicious irony.

EDIT::
Also, that energy drink has been around for a while.

I think I've hit the hatred quota for MTV. More on that later.

Folks.

I think I'm on my damned period or something. I gave the side panel to my mechanic to cut a window in, and I'm pissing myself about it not looking good, clean and professional. I'm raging over a botched download (understandably, so, I hope. it's supposed to take 12 hours), a girl I've liked for a while, who's literally just one year older than me posted this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hapir0HCpw) video on my Facebook wall, my sleep cycle is ruined (I am posting this as the sun rises), and I feel incredibly crappy over the above things, and others I care not to mention, and I know I shouldn't.

The flying fluff is wrong with me?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 27 Jun 2009, 03:50
Fuckin orkified a tank a couple nights ago, sprayed it friday morning, slept a couple hours, opened the store, played blood bowl, went to hang out with a friend from Kung Fu at her youth group luau, met her sisters (they are all cool), went back to the store, hung out till we closed, went home.

Tomorrow: Diplomacy.

Good fuckin Friday.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 27 Jun 2009, 04:27
"it's fucking elegant."

I am going to single-handedly popularise this phrase in Sydney because it is goddamn awesome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 27 Jun 2009, 05:22
Last night I went out to celebrate the homecoming of my friend  Amber who has spent the last 6 months in Newfoundland. Lots of important things happened in her life while she was there and this was a nice way to catch up and hear about all of them. We invited a number of old school friends that we thought would be interested in knowing about her shenanigans. 2 of them turned up already drunk, and only talked to eachother and hardly acknowledged that we were there for the purpose of letting Amber know we missed her and were still actively involved in her life.

Amber was upset by this, so we told them we had to split and would see them later. We headed to another restaurant in the area and proceeded to drink lots of beer and have a wonderful time. That is, until these friends showed up and there was ensuing drama and I had to play the devil's advocate. I was glad to get the chance to ream this people out for certain behaviours of theirs, but I don't think the point got across. In the end I am not the bad guy to either side, so whatever.

I came home and Reed was still awake so we Skyped til WAY TOO LATE and then I went to bed and had to get up WAY TOO EARLY to have breakfast with my dad, who disappeared last week and as such we did not celebrate Father's day. He resurfaced though, and I am glad to have the opportunity to spend some time with him.

That was a long post. Sorry dudes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 27 Jun 2009, 06:34
the perfect drink for me.

So they added
(http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u330/Dreamcastguy/milk_thistle.jpg)
to pussy?

Sounds kinda mean to me.

In other news I am considering doing a Craigslist ad to see if anyone else might be interested in doing a late night Cable Access show.  I still have to meet with that guy.  He doesn't seem to answer any of his emails.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 27 Jun 2009, 09:02
I have a second interview on Monday for the job I really really want.  I need to figure out what to wear, but I don't really wanna stay in today since it's really nice out.  At the same time, though, there is nothing to do since no one is really around.  I still have regular work to do anyway.  I hate working at home sometimes...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 27 Jun 2009, 11:06
It would be REALLY nice if the dicks next door would stop streaming porn and otherwise HDC on my FREAKIN' WIFI.

I can't even connect to the router page to kick their asses off.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ledhendrix on 27 Jun 2009, 11:09
Set it up so it's password protected?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 27 Jun 2009, 11:30
I am going to London to see the new Tracey Emin exhibition with cute girl. I am so excited and nervous and worried and I have no idea what to wear oh god oh god oh god.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 27 Jun 2009, 11:38
Set it up so it's password protected?

I can't even connect to the router page to kick their asses off.

EDIT::
Finally. Get off you leech. If I wasn't so sure the guy was watching porn, I'd have redirected all their traffic to porn sites.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 27 Jun 2009, 21:42
Recent events in my life:

A few days ago some fuckers cut me off when I was biking to work and I crashed into a bench.
Today I fished a dead bird out of the pool I work at.

Its okay though life is pretty much awesome right now even though I'm broke till my next paycheck so I can't afford to buy a new tube for my bike. Well, I probably do but I'm gonna hang on to the little money I have in my account right now. Now I'm gonna go watch Princess Mononoke.

Yeah life is pretty rad right now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 27 Jun 2009, 23:33
Guys I am very cross.  Furious even!  Last night Aaron and I went with a few friends to Brisbane to the party of one of his best friends/ex housemate.  None of us wanted to go because she could have just had it in Toowoomba (because that is where she lives) and we don't like going to Brisbane to house parties when they could suck and we can't just bail when we want.  We shouldn't have gone because said birthday girl and good friend of both my boyfriend and I thought it would be awesome to try and make out with my boyfriend.  More than once.  he was HORRIFIED.  He threw up on a tennis court out of anxiety and horror and everything.   Once he escaped from her trying to kiss him despite him constantly evading her (she ripped his new jacket too, he is not happy) he came and told me and we ended up hiding out on the street with both of us being very angry and upset because not only is she friends with him, but she is friends with me. you do not try to make out with the boyfriends of friends.  I am especially furious/upset because I am very paranoid about girls always hitting on Aaron because he is just a charming kind of guy, and while I trust him completely I do not trust girls at all.  he has alot of friends who are girls and I work very very VERY hard to keep my paranoia in check because otherwise I am just a crazy person and I do a good job of it and never complain or be whiney about it or whatever.  it is a silent paranoia!  But with Emy it has always been harder because they have always been very close and I have spent a long time convincing myself I can trust her with my boyfriend but it turns out I can't.  We ended up getting a cab to the other side of the city and stayed with my brother and he gave me presents and made me feel better because he is rad.

Long story short, one of mine and Aaron's friends made multiple attempts to makeout with him then complained when we bailed on her birthday party and were really fucking mad.

I am so so mad.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 28 Jun 2009, 01:37
Crap Jodizzle, that's horrible.

I was down today (as my previous post indicated) I got Mexican food from a cool place that has a wall covered with cool album covers. JaMexicans have good taste.
I ate a burrito that landed me on the crapper proper.
I was in a better mood.

Unfortunately, my wireless card is giving me issues, and I may need to buy a new one. And I don't have ~$45 to throw around. Really.

Anyways. Pics of said Mexican food place.
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7258/image024imb.jpg)
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/5089/image026jbt.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 28 Jun 2009, 03:52
Hey blog thread. The weather's adorable outside. Magnificent. Sunny and hot and the rocks.

Yesterday was party time (girl in class turned 18 wohoo), I got pretty drunk and times were rad. I finished the night in the brother of birthday girl's room, with her showing me exactly why Pink Floyd is an okay band. She did a good job, I'll have to check them out proper now.

I also wonder what happened to Shot Girl. She took shots with everyone. Two with me, two with another girl, two with one more...

She insisted that she was able to stand up, she just didn'a wanna do it. Very charming.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 28 Jun 2009, 04:56
Yo blogg,

I got doored today! Yay! I ended up all over the road, but I'm all right and my bike's all right. Strangely enough, it happened on the opposite side of the same intersection where I was doored a few months ago (and it's not a particularly busy intersection).

The driver who doored me was pretty nice and insisted that he'd checked in his wing-mirror before opening his door, in which case, okay, accidents happen. I was going pretty fast at the time though (trying to make a green light which is on a really short cycle) and that combined with the fact that I hit the door when it was at its most open meant that the door's hinges were fucked up and now it doesn't shut properly. I gave the driver my phone number in case his insurance company needs to contact me. I somehow managed to graze myself just above my collarbone, but other than that I'm fine. Didn't even graze my hands when I hit the road, which is pretty surprising. Fortunately I was riding pretty wide out in the bike lane so the car-door only clipped the tip of my handle-bar, rather than collecting me head-on.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 28 Jun 2009, 06:17
Bloggy
I am tired and I have to go to work. Someone uninstall Skype because I abuse the opportunity to have company at ALL TIMES. So I Skype instead of sleep.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 28 Jun 2009, 06:17
Diplomacy: The Eastern Triumvirate won out, but France had a player leave (he was on call for work and neglected to tell us that) and then the player that took over had to go home (his ride decided to leave). It sort of fucked up the entire game, but we rolled with it until Germany started just giving his territories away to Russia (whom Turkey and Italy was allied with, but we all stabbed each other in the back on the last turn). I have not been able to play fully through a diplomacy game without a) one or more persons leaving. Or b) people giving up and just abandoning their territories to the person who is already in the lead or close to it. That a fun game does not make.

Then, out of boredom, we picked up some of the old card game inventory for about 30 bucks (3 starters and 51 boosters) because it was old inventory. It is a sci fi style game and the army I decided to play is apparently just some alien bastards that kill everyone they want and basically want to just fuck the universe because they say that they are the best. It is a pretty fun game with a cool dynamic to it.

I am now making a mix CD for Rachel Prime because she needs better music and complete albums.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: iamiam on 28 Jun 2009, 08:21
posting because i just spent 20 mins of my life that i will never have back making this icon.

in other bloggy news i baked 50 cupcakes last night which is kind of fucking ridiculous and i am also tempted to buy a netbook with money that i do not have.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 28 Jun 2009, 08:27
Hey blog thread.

I'd just like to say happy birthday. You are one hundred years old. Happy 100th, Bloggy!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Thomas Edison on 28 Jun 2009, 08:41
Yo, Bloggy McGee.

So, tonight, me and Dad are gonna go see Jeff Wayne's musical version of War of the Worlds.

It's big, it awesome, and there's a shit load of lighting and lasers and smoke and stuff.

Should be fun.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dollface on 28 Jun 2009, 09:06
Dear diary

Money spent on this week.

3X flip-flops. 3 euoros
1X wallet. 5 euros
1X sunglasses. 5 euros
100g candy. 0.9 euros

total cost
13.9 euros.

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 28 Jun 2009, 09:36
[meathead]

hey blog brah,

just did leg day at the gym, and it was good, i feel huge. gonna play some hoops and maybe buy a bike, its gonna be sweet.

[/meathead]

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Sox on 28 Jun 2009, 12:07
i baked 50 cupcakes last night

I know you only do this to hurt me. I've come so close, and yet they've always been so unbearably far away. Instead of all the taunting and dancing around, why don't you just come out and say that you're trying to make my life as miserable as possible? Why don't you just say that you enjoy my pain? That you get off on hurting me?
If you're going to hurt me, just stamp me out instead of slowly suffocating me until the flames die. Don't prolong my suffering Mai, just don't...
Heartless bitch.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jun 2009, 12:24
If I wasn't so sure the guy was watching porn, I'd have redirected all their traffic to porn sites.

HORSE PORN DUDE

Dear blag,

How the hell is my life still this busy when I don't even have the stupid TV show to be on anymore? Between my visit to Alaska earlier this year, that TV show, having a girl attached to my face for three hours, having various parties to attend, and going out and subbing for my friend's band's drummer, I haven't stopped moving for half a fucking year. I would like some rest! No rest for the weary, though, as I have yet to start packing ANY of my shit for my move (good job, me!) and then I actually have to make the move, and then I have a week of being busy in California (during which I will see Yelley [unfortunately not Jason due to his schedule] and Chris, which will be AWESOME) and then finally I get to Alaska where maybe, just maybe, I can live life like a normal human being.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: glyphic on 28 Jun 2009, 14:50
Blog,

Today I woke up at 10:00 to a phone call from an employee who was unable to come to work. I was roughly an hour and a half away from the store and had stayed up most of the night drinking at a show. Needless to say I am not in the mood to answer the phone and hear "Hey. Are you guys open?"

THREE

DAMNED

TIMES.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jun 2009, 15:18
Hate to post again so soon, but I have a week left in Albania and I am in the worst funk I have been in for as long as I can remember. I can't remember the last time I was so depressed that even my guitar didn't interest me. It's been a long, long time. This final week feels like a week on death row. I don't know how I'm going to survive this.

Far cry from the upbeat posts I've been putting out for the last month.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Jun 2009, 15:51
Patrick - That sucks to hear about. I hope you get over this soon.

Sam - Apologizing has been a big thing for me lately. Pretty much everyone I run into I apologize to for being such a dick all throughout high school.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 28 Jun 2009, 16:00
Went to the wedding of a couple of friends yesterday. They're just such an amazing couple and seeing them so happy really makes me feel good.  :-)

At the same time, it brings out the wistful thoughts of past mistakes and missed opportunities, and I wonder if I'll ever find that kind of connection...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 28 Jun 2009, 16:30
Dear diary

Money spent on this week.

3X flip-flops. 3 euoros
1X wallet. 5 euros
1X sunglasses. 5 euros
100g candy. 0.9 euros

total cost
13.9 euros.


Knowing that you're going to look SUPER COOL when you go into sugar shock?
Priceless.

EDIT::

Patriiiiiiiick... =[
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: iamiam on 28 Jun 2009, 17:19

I know you only do this to hurt me. I've come so close, and yet they've always been so unbearably far away. Instead of all the taunting and dancing around, why don't you just come out and say that you're trying to make my life as miserable as possible? Why don't you just say that you enjoy my pain? That you get off on hurting me?
If you're going to hurt me, just stamp me out instead of slowly suffocating me until the flames die. Don't prolong my suffering Mai, just don't...
Heartless bitch.

darryl, i absolutely promise you that one of the first things i will do when my bank balance reaches my goal amount is to send you a delicious batch of brownie cupcakes.  hopefully these will actually make it there this time.

i have 20 minutes to kill before i go see the lemonheads so i am going to spend it telling my sob story to the blog thread.

meebo people have often heard me lamenting over 'tea boy'.  he is a very pretty boy who sometimes stands outside the tea shop in the mall where i work handing out free samples.  i finally managed to strike up conversation with him, and then began to greet him with a 'hello' and a smile whenever we ran into each other (which is fairly often).  i was met with awkward polite friendliness, but i could tell it was fake.  he would wave hi to me with a look in his eyes that said "oh great, there is that weird girl who keeps saying hi to me, i guess i should just smile and be nice until she goes away."

i started taking a different route to work.  one that didn't involve passing the tea shop.  i didn't see him for a long time.  his dreamy eyes and cute smile began to fade from my mind.  he didn't matter to me anymore.

then today, i saw him.  i was walking outside for my lunch break, he was walking towards me.  i was caught off guard.  i couldn't pretend like i hadn't seen him so i gave him a sheepish smile (i'm sorry!  i know you don't want to say hi to me but i guess it is too late for that now!) and scampered away to sit on my bench and eat my lunch.

a few minutes later, right in the middle of an awkward bite, he appeared again out of nowhere.  "is this seat taken?" he asked.

"ummm no!" i replied, my heart aflutter.  why was he here?  did he not hate me after all?  maybe all the disdain he had shown me was all in my head.  maybe he secretly liked me but just could never show it because of that crazy girlfriend everyone had told me about! i didn't understand why there was this sudden change of heart but at least he was finally showing some semblance of interest in interacting with me!

"so, you know my friend stacy right?" he asks right away.
"yeah," i reply, my heart sinking. "we've bumped into each other a few times."
"well, i think he really has a thing for you.  he keeps coming to me and telling me how pretty you are."

what can i even say to that?

"oh well... that's nice of him.  he seems like a nice guy..."
"yeah, he is too shy to come talk to you.  but he kept talking about you so i finally told him i would come talk to you for him."
"that's just silly," i laugh. "he should come talk to me.  i don't bite."
"not hard anyways," he counters with a grin.
"not in a bad way," i cheekily agree.

are we ... flirting???

"anyways," he says.  "i'll come to your work sometime with him and make him talk to you. you wouldn't get in trouble for that, right?
(oh. i guess we're not.)
"okay... that's fine."

"he keeps trying to set me up," he says suddenly "with that girl there.  katie?"
"...oh?"
"yeah.  i keep saying no.  i have a girlfriend and even though things aren't going well with her i'm not going to go around chasing other girls.  and besides, how old is she?"
"she's 20."
he perks up.  "hey! that's definitely legal!"
with that, he stands up to leave.  "i'll see you later with stacy!" he says before waving at me and walking away.

i sit with my lunch left half unfinished.  dejected.  pretty tea boy only came to talk with me so he could set me up with his friend and get set up with my coworker. from now on we will be back to forced half smiles and strained hellos when we pass each other in the hall.

then i suddenly remember there are 15 cupcakes sitting in the break room and all memories of tea boy fade swiftly from my mind.  there is no more room in my heart for heartache and thoughts of boys.  not when there are cupcakes!!!
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Post by: supersheep on 28 Jun 2009, 17:58
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/404/batpecker.jpg)

happy 5000 posts blog thread
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Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Jun 2009, 18:01
Officially, my favourite  page break ever.
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Post by: Hat on 28 Jun 2009, 19:04
reminds me of the Pantera concert I went to when I was younger at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre where a dude lost his shit all of a sudden and started yelling "FUCK YEAH LETS TEAR THIS SHIT DOWN" and started trying to flip a car for about a minute until the police arrived and beat the ever loving shit out of him while everybody looked on laughing.

At the moment I am smoking pot and listening to tech-house with the kind of anti-ennui you can only have on monday when you've been taking ecstasy and dancing for the last few days with good people
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Jun 2009, 21:13
Riot Clit Shave or Riot Clits Have?
I would name a band either of those.
(that was in response to Jens' picture)

Today I bought some shorts and some tops and some supplies to make apple crisp. But then my grandma told me the recipe wrong or I misheard it because apparently the topping for apple crisp shouldn't have one and a half cups of butter in it. I made apple soup. Other than that I have been good, and will be better in two weeks cuz that's when one of my best friends is moving back and it'll be extra awesome!

Also: an awesome side effect has happened with my move. Because I don't live downtown anymore, I don't go out as often, and when I do it's to $3 all you can drink (cuz I'm a girl). Even though my rent has more than doubled and I have to pay electric, internet, and cable I have saved money. I think I drank too much before, maybe.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 28 Jun 2009, 21:53
Whoo, I'm going to Ohio to see my friend Alicia and go to Cedar Point. I haven't seen Lich in two years and haven't been on a rollercoaster in probably seven years or so, so this is doubly awesome. Also, this will be the first time taking Amtrak for me, so that should be pretty cool if it doesn't suck really hard.
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Post by: Alex C on 28 Jun 2009, 22:07
Dear Blog Thread,


I'm not ashamed to admit that I am a little proud to have played a small part in the whole bat dicks thing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 28 Jun 2009, 22:25
My summer isn't all that great. I was planning on doing the whole go-to-the-beach-a-lot-hang-with-friends-and-meet-girls typical summer thing, but it hasn't really worked so far, other than the hanging out with my friends part, which is good. But I haven't been to the beach yet, and the thought just occured to me that since I have no way of meeting girls, chances are I won't meet any girls.





Summer isn't supposed to be boring =(.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Jun 2009, 22:43
You still have time! We are only seven eight days into summer.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 28 Jun 2009, 23:24
Blog,

Gawd, writers are the whiniest little fucks. I belong to a professional writers organization, and it really needs to re-organize and re-incorporate so that it can continue to legally function on behalf of its members in an effective way. But shit, all anybody can ever talk about is pointless crap about how the current board hasn't coddled their every need to poke holes in every possible suggestion then argue endlessly about who offended who and why don't they just do it my way....

Chill. The. Fuck. Out.

The articles of incorporation is a complicated document with specific legal requirements. Give the board (who all work on a volunteer basis and don't get paid for the 40+ hrs/wk they're putting into this) a chance to finish the first draft before you start bitching about how they're doing it all wrong.

I am quite literally the least qualified member of the organization -- my professional credit was an exception made in the period between a couple of sets of membership rules -- but I appear to be the only one able to post coherent arguments on either side. All you get are best-selling, award-winning authors repeatedly posting the equivalent of "I'm not listening to you because you hurt my wittle feewings!"

tl;dr Fucking writers. FUCK.  :x
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 28 Jun 2009, 23:57
Good sign: I may be depressed as all hell, but unlike last time it was this bad (uhhhh I think I was 8, my 'rents divorced and I moved cross-country for the first time, hell of a lot of rough changes on a kid who knows fuck-all about life), I still have a hell of an appetite. This is a very good thing.

Also some nice lady kept buzzing at the gate to wake me up and I woke up and I was like "buh what the hell man" and she's like "GARAZH GARAZH DEREN ESHTE HAPUR" and I am like "gnuhhhhhhh what in the hell are you even saying" and she's like "HAJDE" and I go out there and she's like "GARAZH! GARAZH! DEREN ESHTE HAPUR!" and I'm like "What the hell" and I go to the garage and, well, the garage door was open.

Glad she came and woke me up, as it has since been dealt with.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 29 Jun 2009, 00:35
You still have time! We are only seven eight days into summer.

This is true! I'm hoping it changes for the better; we'll see.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 29 Jun 2009, 00:45
Patrick,

I think you'll do OK in the long run, but keep in mind you've just been through at the very least an intense experience for a long period of time. Just being in a foreign country is a lot of stimulation, and being on the show just multiplied that.

Coming back to the "real world" is probably going to be a bit like Dorothy landing back in black-and-white Kansas. A lot of the feelings (or lack of them in comparison) are probably going to mimic PTSD in some ways. A mild danger is going around doing things just to jump-start the emotions to match what you've been going through lately. Just try to use that kind of energy for creative impulses rather than destructive, and you'll be fine.  :-)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Jun 2009, 01:21
I am going to see Ghostface Killah tonight.


That is all.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jun 2009, 05:07
Just try to use that kind of energy for creative impulses rather than destructive, and you'll be fine.  :-)

Shit, so no cocaine binges?

Nah but seriously, thanks. I'm just really sad it's all over. I have to go back to a boring life with a boring job where I do boring, same-old-same-old shit all day, and get yelled at by one shitty manager who I wish would die. And mostly I'm just gonna miss all the people I've met here, being boring is something I'm good at, but not having my friends is gonna be really shitty. I have friends in the States, but it's just not the same.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Jun 2009, 06:45
Today I am having another party! I am quite the hostess. Also I've realised I'm pretty good at getting parties sorted, although food cooked by me is always a little weird. For example the peach flan I made has a very odd texture, and my lame attempt at shepherd's pie is a bit... sloppy.

What I'm worried about, though, is that my kitty ate a whole load of vanilla ice cream that I thoughtlessly put in her bowl after I'd dropped it, and she is now hiding under bushes mewing. I'm worried she has the runs, which can be fatal on a hot day like today if she doesn't keep drinking water.

Also I have to walk an hour and a quarter to meet my friends just to get the bus back here. I'm thinking of ringing a friend with a car and asking her to taxi us, it's way too hot to walk and I have loads to do.

It's weird having the house to myself, I'm not missing having people around yet but it's a bit frustrating that I'm spending so much time walking places since I don't have a car. I'm having a great time being in charge of my own meals, I don't have to eat three meals a day at set times just because that's what we do, so I'm actually eating less crap and cooking more.

OK time to go clean up some more and finish picking strawberries. I also need to change the sheets and clear my room, all in about an hour. I've just missed the bus into town so either I'm walking in or I need to go ring.
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Post by: Will on 29 Jun 2009, 07:00
Also, this will be the first time taking Amtrak for me, so that should be pretty cool if it doesn't suck really hard.

Amtrak is fun! I've said before on this thread, it's my favorite method of travel. Enjoy!
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Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Jun 2009, 11:19
Amtrak is the best! It is the one form of travel where I can read and not have horrible headaches or feel pukey for the rest of the day. Also there are ok bathrooms and you can buy chocolate. The best.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 29 Jun 2009, 12:51
Barmymoo, any chance of getting a bike? I much prefer it to a car for around-town stuff, but I know they're not always practical. Still nice if you can though.

Also yesssssss on Amtrak. Way better than driving and worrying about traffic.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 29 Jun 2009, 13:52
Right, so I'm writing this from my hotel room in Paris. I've been here for two weeks, and this is my last night. I gotta say its been a lot of fun. My aunt when she was here for a few days bought me a camera, and I've taken roughly 800 photos that I may have to make a flicker account for. I've done all sorts of fun things and its gonna be sad to leave here, but hey, I go to London tomorrow and stay there for four days, so that's cool.

Highlights of this trip thus far:
-climbing a 13th century gothic belltower in Chartres and possibly the longest and narrowest spiral staircase ever
-seeing Monet's garden at Giverny
-drinking wine in the park at the base of the Eiffel Tower as it lights up at night
-seeing a couple million dead Parisians in the catacombs
-seeing a bunch of dead kings(or at least their effigy's) at the Saint Denis Basilica

There were other cool things too, I've got so many pictures to upload when I get back.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 29 Jun 2009, 14:59
Whoo, I'm going to Ohio to see my friend Alicia and go to Cedar Point. I haven't seen Lich in two years and haven't been on a rollercoaster in probably seven years or so, so this is doubly awesome. Also, this will be the first time taking Amtrak for me, so that should be pretty cool if it doesn't suck really hard.

Yay Ohio and rollercoasters! Not that Ohio is all that awesome, but our rollercoasters certainly are.

Blog thread - I was at work for an hour and my shoe broke. Like one of the straps on my sandal separated from the rest of the shoe. Luckily I was able to superglue it back on, but now it doesn't fit right. So I probably won't be wearing those very much. Also nothing else bad happened today, so I think I can live with a broken shoe. Today was also quite lovely out so when I was walking the store deposit to the bank, I was humming the theme to Mr. Rogers as I walked down the street.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 29 Jun 2009, 15:29
I don't really remember anything about the theme to Mr. Rodgers except for "won't you be my neighbor?"

Blog, I had my second interview today and it went super well!  I think I really might get this job and it's really exciting!  Sadly, I'm still at work, and I'll be here for a while yet....  hooray 12 hour days!!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jun 2009, 15:33
Mr Rogers :) Now THAT was a tragedy.
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Post by: Scarychips on 29 Jun 2009, 15:36
Blog thread, today has been quite fun.
I went and applied to some laces and I thik I have a good chance at one or two of those places. The people who work at that clothes/music shop are really really fun and they were quite impressed with my musical knowlegdge (hur hur I know lots of musik).
Only downside, my girlfriend couldn't come with me, she had a a last-minute appointment =/.

Anthony
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 29 Jun 2009, 16:51
Dear Blog Thread,

I am at home. It is cold. This computer is old and the internet is slow. I have a doctor's appointment today, which I am really scared about (I have a pretty awful GP, so I am averse to doctor appointments in general, though this is a different doctor). I have been prettying up a little box for special reasons and am getting close to finished (I started it yesterday to keep me busy so I don't stress out about this appointment). This afternoon I have to go pick up some assignments and go borrow music for my brother and take different music to his friend's house. Tonight I am going to eat greasy pizza with my mummah and talk about stuff and how she is looking forward to school holidays.

I am really goddamn cold, guys.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 29 Jun 2009, 16:54
Blogz,

I FUCKING HATE SUNBURNS!!!!

I should have been smart and worn sunscreen before going swimming with my cousins over the weekend, so this is entirely my own stupidity to blame, but GOD DAMN DO I FUCKING HATE SUNBURNS!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 29 Jun 2009, 17:34
Blog: It was so hot and dry outside that when I went to take out the trash and get the mail, I got a nosebleed. When will this heatwave break?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 29 Jun 2009, 17:50
Canada is nice and cool right now. Almost like spring.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scarychips on 29 Jun 2009, 18:38
It's rainy though.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 29 Jun 2009, 18:44
That's how it is here too Mr. Zombiedude. It's 70 degrees exactly with a small little breeze. Take that, people who are too hot or too cold!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 29 Jun 2009, 19:48
So I went to Fort Reno for the first time tonight and it was really strange cause Ian Mackaye, Amy Farina and their kid were sitting right behind our main blanket. And for the record their kid is adorable.

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 29 Jun 2009, 20:21
Did you tell him to go neglect his family and get back in Fugazi?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 29 Jun 2009, 20:26
fuck man i probably should have
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jun 2009, 20:46
Blaggy,

I did nothing today. In detail:

Waking up was tiresome, left me laying there staring at the ceiling, daring it to move on me. I'm always depressed when I wake up, but before long I forced myself downstairs to shower and felt much better afterwards. Everything came together after that, and I spent the day outside.

I arranged rocks into patterns in the firepit. There's no such thing as a perfect circle but I did my damn best to make it so, logs and branches and brittle leaves criss-crossed in the center, waiting to be burned and charred into smoke and ash and be blown away into the breeze, to settle someplace else far away and begin to grow anew. The air was thick, static blanketing everything and pressing my hair into my face, making it cling desperately to my skin until I pulled it back, only to have to rush back again. Warm breeze, carrying barely contained frenzy of emotion, blew over me, rustled the leaves and the grass before carrying on its path, bringing with it the sound of children - their laughs and screams and sounds of joy and pain, uninhibited by anything at all.

Storm clouds, grey and blue, surly at being overweight so long, blew overhead and I watched them slowly, feeling the occasional drop of rain pellet my face, on my cheek, in my eye, blinking it away and shaking my head, wondering when the real rain would come.

And after shadows fell and night came the rain did come in full force. The sky was sea and the ground was sea and everything in between was filling up as well, only water in sheets falling everywhere. Puppies ran for cover underneath the couch that would protect them from anything, an older dog on top of it rolling his eyes and whuffing gently, saying, "I was once like you, I was once like you," before rolling over and falling asleep. And outside I watched the rain, watched the yard light up in monochrome intensity underneath the lightning, its image seared into my mind before I closed my eyes, standing on my toes and tilting my head back, counting the seconds by. Fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, thunder slammed out of the sky and made everything listen, reverberating in my chest until I shook with the energy thrilling through me, crying out and opening my eyes to watch the next bolt of lightning and waiting for the thunder again. Wind whipped my hair around my face, laughing in my ear, mocking me and pulling its storm away as fast as it came, too soon, too soon, my heart still pounding in my chest.



tl;dr I stacked rocks and sticks and it rained.
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Post by: Lines on 29 Jun 2009, 21:10
I don't really remember anything about the theme to Mr. Rodgers except for "won't you be my neighbor?"

Blog, I had my second interview today and it went super well!  I think I really might get this job and it's really exciting!  Sadly, I'm still at work, and I'll be here for a while yet....  hooray 12 hour days!!!

Congrats! Also the first verse is, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?"

Blag, So that former coworker who tried to have me fired and epic failed? Yeah. She wouldn't stop texting me (she'd send me a text every few days and I wouldn't answer), but she sent me another one and I finally had it and just sent her, "Please don't text me anymore." She said ok but then asked me why. WTF do you mean WHY? I didn't answer, partially because I was dumbstruck. 1) She is just THAT stupid to assume I wouldn't have heard about what she did. 2) She's THAT stupid to think I would forgive her. or 3) Her shitty ass boyfriend did it and didn't tell her. I am going to go go with number 1 or 2, but number 3 wouldn't surprise me, really, because he's just as bad as she is. And unless I ever see her face to face again, me telling her she's an idiot just won't give me much satisfaction nor would it be beneficial to anyone, really. So hopefully she gets the idea and leaves me alone.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 29 Jun 2009, 21:17
You can always wimp out and do the "um I don't have unlimited minutes" and hope the contact dwindles more. But I am afraid of confrontation!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 29 Jun 2009, 21:57
Or the old "because I said so"

Going to australia on Wednesday, since I won't be around I'd like to say happy Canada day.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 30 Jun 2009, 06:02
Ghostface did lengthy medleys of Wu Tang songs. MEDLEYS! It was soooooo good.

Also I have discovered that writing news is a competition between you and every other journalist in the office to see who has the best story.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jun 2009, 06:08
Dear blag,

I was supposed to give all the Akademi finalists a link to the Star Spangled Banner so that we can all sing it at the Embassy's 4th of July party (which, amusingly, is on the 2nd). 'Cept I can't do that when they're all in other cities and they don't give me their fucking emails, or even so much as phone numbers.

I'm gonna get my throat ripped out today, but hey, not my fucking responsibility. These kids know how to fucking use YouTube.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: allison on 30 Jun 2009, 06:11
Going to australia on Wednesday, since I won't be around I'd like to say happy Canada day.

Wear your red and white :D
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Jun 2009, 06:15
So I went to Fort Reno for the first time tonight and it was really strange cause Ian Mackaye, Amy Farina and their kid were sitting right behind our main blanket. And for the record their kid is adorable.

Weird because As much as I love the guy Ian Mackaye is totally uggo

Dear Blog Thread,

So I had a week off from work last week to spend some time with my girlfriend before she went to Canada for a month (a bloo bloo). Some stuff happened. I might blog it later. But it is important to know that it is probably a bad idea to eat 2.5g of pot in brownies, especially if it is laced with PCP and you do not know that at the time.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 30 Jun 2009, 07:05
I may have pulled a jaw muscle and it is painful as all fuck. I woke up yesterday with mild pain on the left side but didn't think much of it and went to kendo. Now tt hurts to do the following:
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Post by: pen on 30 Jun 2009, 07:25
I love solving mysteries.  Jon has been interviewing people for his apartment and he met with a woman named Sarah who works in the same company I've been located at.  She knew my name.  I had no clue who she was, since I work with so many people, but today I got a call from someone with that name and just asked her if it was her.  I didn't think I'd ever met her since she just started full time a couple weeks ago, but apparently she was an intern I have used in the past.  She has the most amazing shoe collection, and she never matches, and is just overall a really cool person!  It was exciting to find this out, but sadly, she will not be moving in with my boyfriend.  Oh well.  It could have been fun.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 30 Jun 2009, 10:25
Bumboraaaaaaaaaaass my head is hurting. Internet please make it stop.


Oh, so I spent ~US$50 on a new wireless card, only to figure out that the reason it's not working is because my PC is up against a @#$%ing wall, now I'm going to try and get it sold.
I woke up this morning, got ready, expecting to leave with my sister, and instead of telling me when she was ready to leave, she flipping tosses some pocket change on my dresser and sneaks out. -_-

Oh, I forgot, I didn't ACTUALLY wake up, since I did NOT sleep last night.
Hoo-fluffing-ray.

Where the rest of the damned Malta?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Jun 2009, 10:34
Blaggy,

I have to go to the government Mental Health facility which always terrifies me because I have this fear that they are going to put me into an institution, which isn't an entirely irrational phobia.

Blehhhhh

If they don't poke me with needles I would be  fine but I know they do because several friends and family members have been in institutions before and I do not want to end up there. I'm just trying to stay as calm as possible right now until they start giving me evaluations.

Who knows! Maybe I am crazy enough to be on disability so I don't have to have panic attacks every time I get a job.

Edit: Evaluations have been scheduled, but it is hard to talk about the things that are really pressing at me, which would be sexuality and gender. It's always been hard to talk about, especially when you get attacked for being a "faggot," agh. It's also not something you can just pop out with, "By the way, I feel like a woman!"
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jun 2009, 15:51
Dear blag,

When I move to Sitka, I am absolutely terrified that my life will become dull as all living hell. I don't want to be the guy who did something unbelievably fucking awesome, who wound up doing nothing with his life after that. I'm way too young and (I've discovered) ambitious to give this kind of shit up. I like being kinda famous here. I love walking around and hearing my name, even though that's probably really shitty of me.

I've got a lot of plans for when I'm in Alaska, and the money I'll be making is gonna go toward my ultimate end of furthering my musical pursuits, but man, I am so worried that I'm going to stagnate and become content with being dull as fuck just like the rest of that town. I don't even really care if people think my life is interesting, I just don't want to be bored with my OWN life. I haven't been for a good while now and I have no intention of starting up again.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: glyphic on 30 Jun 2009, 18:23
Blog thread,

Someone at my store today gave me a tip in the form of T-bone steaks.

I work at a cell phone store.

AWESOME.
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 30 Jun 2009, 19:17
It rained today and temperatures went below eighty degrees for the first time in two weeks. This heatwave is finally over. In unrelated news, one of my dogs had to be put down, and in further unrelated news, my awesome girlfriend April was off work today. Whee.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 30 Jun 2009, 19:18
So tonight my friend and I did a swim test so we can gauge our improvement. (Basically you continuously swim for 10 minutes and see how many laps you can do.) I am all about swim tests, but I forgot we had planned on doing one tonight and so instead of just doing an easy warm up and going right into it so I wouldn't be tired, I did a warm up lap and started my normal work out. Not a good idea to do that before doing 10 minutes of fast, non-stop swimming.

My muscles, they are achy. I will be sleeping so hard tonight...
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Post by: Slick on 30 Jun 2009, 19:30
I will make a shirt saying 'I no longer actively contribute but I am still amused by snagging page breaks when I can'.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: wafflecone on 30 Jun 2009, 19:44
So I'm somewhere between mildly and severely depressed by being home for the summer. What do you guys do to cheer yourselves up? Like happy music or delicious cookie recipes. I would like suggestions!

Ps. Hi blogthread, I am Christy. I'm nineteen and I'm from a small town in BC but I go to school in Montreal. I'm not usually this whiney.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 30 Jun 2009, 20:11
Go outside and get some fresh air. Its hard to be sad when you're standing in the sunshine in one of the nicest countries in the world.

Maybe a bike ride + headphones?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 30 Jun 2009, 20:31
Vitamin D ftw!

Srsly, sunshine even makes my old, curmudgeonly self crack a smile. Also, welcome to the forums! Some of us occasionally come off like assholes, but really we're mostly nice.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 30 Jun 2009, 21:32
Done packing for the trip.

Welcome to the blog thread Christy, go listen to Cloud Cult (http://www.last.fm/music/Cloud+Cult), they always put me in a good mood.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: GenericName on 30 Jun 2009, 22:00
Just so Wafflecone doesn't look crazy: I posted something and then removed it, after revealing I have done that before. I am like the ghost of this thread!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: wafflecone on 30 Jun 2009, 22:14
The posting-then-deleting things makes me feel baaad 'cause it's totes something I would do. I'm not gonna pretend I have any great advice or anything about your situation, 'cause I don't... but hopefully it's enough that I'm listening?

And thanks for the warm welcome and suggestions, everyone :) I am actually diggin' the Cloud Cult.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Tyler on 30 Jun 2009, 22:38
I return from my western expedition. I have seen the mighty Pacific, traversed snow capped peaks, and other various fun things. More to come after long needed sleep
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 30 Jun 2009, 23:34
Maybe interviewing Jeremy Piven next Wednesday.

(Basically I am dying of smiles right now.)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 30 Jun 2009, 23:39
Everything I've read suggests the guy is a consummate asshole.

Ask him about mercury poisoning!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Jul 2009, 00:59
ask him to let you feel his bicep. i bet he's swole
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Jul 2009, 03:56
So, I tried to wax my legs today. I now have legs which are covered in wax but still just as hairy. I think I'll get it done professionally and give up on the DIY beauty thing.

Monday I had a party and I'm still absolutely shattered from it, but it was awesome. It was fun the whole way through, and even the hours and hours I spent cooking and cleaning up was fun because I was making stuff that didn't go horribly wrong, and then my friends were being amusing while I washed up. We spent a very long time thinking up anagrams for "happy birthday" using some candles from a birthday cake and came up with "hyt da hippy bra", which we then all proceeded to text to a friend who wasn't there.

Today a friend is coming for lunch, so I have to finish cleaning up the kitchen and cook. I should go and get some more strawberries but it's so hot outside that by the time I've walked to the fruit cage I'm already streaming with sweat.

Things are going good :) I'm a little tired of being alone in the house because I have to look after the garden and I'm scared I'll get it wrong, but I'm still enjoying my independence. Even if transport is an issue (a bike isn't an option really, the hills are incredibly steep and because it's all farmers' tracks I'd get punctures all the time).
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 01 Jul 2009, 11:08
Last night I went for a walk/hike! It was kinda fun, but today my legs do not want to co-operate at all. Which I guess is okay, as I don't feel too bad about just laying around doing nothing today when I walked for 3 hours (1-1,5 hours mostly uphill) yesterday.

(http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/30062009997-20090701-200531.jpg) (http://bilder.tykjpelk.net/skitch/30062009979-20090701-200622.jpg)

This kind of view so close really makes me appreciate living where I live, even though I kinda want to go back to Trondheim by now. But on the plus side, my parents have been reasonable for the past week or so! Awesomeness.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Jul 2009, 15:56
Oh wow. That's beautiful!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2009, 16:17
Dub to the izeeeeeeeeeeed

Yeah that's right guys I couldn't find the 'not sober' thread so I am posting in here instead. Me, my friend, and a bit of organic material had a great time tonight!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 01 Jul 2009, 20:10
Here it is, I found it for you:

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14173.0.html (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14173.0.html)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 01 Jul 2009, 20:21
Today was fun! I went to see Transformers 2 for the second time (in full screen imax!) and generally just had a good day hanging out with friends.

Also, do you guys like my new avatar? It's Sora from Kingdom Hearts. I was in Barnes and Noble today reading the Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories manga, and as soon as I saw that expression I knew it must be my avatar.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Jul 2009, 20:38
I bought a second-hand copy of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen the other day for $15. When I got home I discovered it's older than I am - 60 years old, at least. I found this pretty exciting!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 01 Jul 2009, 21:42
So I am really in asdfebrirated.  Wet HOta Ameridan Summer is a really fkcaiking good movie awhen ahour durnk.  I am [email protected]!! WOhatwr!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Jul 2009, 22:07
I bought a second-hand copy of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen the other day for $15. When I got home I discovered it's older than I am - 60 years old, at least. I found this pretty exciting!

You should see our cobblestone. From about '99-2000 my father went through the process of buying it and when we got it it was crammed full of things. Counters, shelving, and books, books, books - thousands of them. I've found the "New Rules of Bridge: 1923 edition" and one book printed in 1906. They're all so musty and it's just beautiful.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 01 Jul 2009, 22:37
My grandfather's den was a magical place for me. 2 whole walls floor to ceiling dedicated to bookshelves. One of the most interesting was his grandmother's school geography book printed in 1876. There were still some not quite filled in areas of Africa, and a fascinating "guide to the 7 races" chapter. Another was a book about the Titanic disaster published only 4 months after it happened. That's an amazingly quick turnaround given the publishing technology of the time. The style and substance of it were fascinatingly similar to the "insta-books" published these days after a major event.

Speaking of books, I'm going to awkwardly point at the link in my signature which leads to a fantasy novel I've been posting on another forum. It's far enough along now to where somebody reading it could probably tell if they wanted to stick with it or give the rest a pass. {/plug}
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 02 Jul 2009, 00:19
That is because Wet Hot American Summer is just a good movie overall. That's what you get when you put H. John Benjamin in anything--pure gold!

Also pure gold: Tonight at the bar they played Thriller and I was the only one who knew the dance even a little bit. Thank you Tyler, and that one thread he started and also the zombie pub crawl. Guys, I normally listen to pretty rad musics. I have K Rekkids, American Music Club, David Bowie, Liars, Captured! by Robots, Why?, Doomtree shirts... (because I've seen em all live I guess except the entirety of K Records, that was just that dude from the Microphones and Calvin solo) but nothing will ever be as fun to dance to as Womanizer by Ms. Spears and everything by Lady Gaga.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 02 Jul 2009, 00:31
Speaking of books, I'm going to awkwardly point at the link in my signature which leads to a fantasy novel I've been posting on another forum. It's far enough along now to where somebody reading it could probably tell if they wanted to stick with it or give the rest a pass. {/plug}

I just read the whole story so far, it's really good! I'm looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: abadname on 02 Jul 2009, 00:33
For two weeks i had a mohawk, I really really liked it and was super excited that i had it.  Today I'm thinking "Hey i should probably clean it up before i go on vacation" so i pull out my clippers and fix it up, then i accidentally get too close and trim off some of the mohawk.  No problem I'll trim the other side, oh shit it's uneven again.  So i cut it off.  I'm very bummed about this.

This is lame.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jul 2009, 05:11
Here it is, I found it for you:

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14173.0.html (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14173.0.html)

Shit man it is the morning after (or rather the 2pm after) and I feel really guilty for posting like a fucktard.

But hey if it helps redeem myself, I wrote two songs last night while I was still stupid. Like, two entire songs. And I'm reading them this morning and it's really not bad shit.

I also discovered last night while texting and walking home that people who are high should not try to text while walking. Forehead kinda hurts from that pole. Glad it was hella late so nobody saw me, but the people in that area are probably wondering why they heard a loud "BUNNGNGGGNNNNNNGGGGGG" around 3am.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Jul 2009, 06:31
For two weeks i had a mohawk, I really really liked it and was super excited that i had it.  Today I'm thinking "Hey i should probably clean it up before i go on vacation" so i pull out my clippers and fix it up, then i accidentally get too close and trim off some of the mohawk.  No problem I'll trim the other side, oh shit it's uneven again.  So i cut it off.  I'm very bummed about this.

This is lame.

I used to have this problem with moustaches when I was younger. A lop-sided moustache is a terrible, terrible thing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Inlander on 02 Jul 2009, 06:52
. . . Or is it the next magnificent thing?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 02 Jul 2009, 06:56
I'm almost tempted to make that the new theme for the photothread

Right now I'm doing science and listening to the Mountain Goats. Not a bad way to spend a thursday morning. My advisor has informed me that I need to go out to a hardware store and jury-rig a lighting setup for our culture setups to get our new organisms to produce their photosynthetic pigments. Unfortunately, since he is gone for the summer, I'm out however much it costs (shouldn't be too much) until he gets back in late August.

Last night my city had it's annual premature 4th of July fireworks, which my roommate and I were able to watch from our porch.

Also: bought The Room for cheap and fully plan on getting trashed this weekend and watching it with friends.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 02 Jul 2009, 07:10
Last night, I went down to the college campus in town - which is really quite gorgeous, by the by - to shoot some video footage with my friend Spencer of the poetry thing we'll be doing on our upcoming tour.

While we were there, we had a delightful run-in with a campus cop, who was showing off his impressive cop-stache as well as harassing* a few of our skater friends. In fairness to the guy, he was quite un-shitty about it, and didn't actually charge any of them with anything, but gave them a stern talking-to, which is better than many tales I have heard about campus security around here.

After that affair was over, we proceeded to shoot some more footage, including one awesome video of Spencer spitting one of his best poems while walking down Main Street. As soon as I can get the videos edited, I will post links here for the enjoyment of everyone.

Also, I had a wonderful dinner of teriyaki salmon, garden rice, and broccoli. It was healthy-ish food, and also tasty!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 02 Jul 2009, 07:26
Hello internet!

My internet is back up! After many exasperating phone calls to the internet company I finally have "the web" in my shiny new apartment. Once I've cleaned up a bit tomorrow I will post a video (because static images are uncool) of my new digs. At any rate this is only half good because while the internet is working, it is only working if I plug my laptop directly into the router, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a wireless router but whatever, I'm working on it.

Feels good to be back. I don't think I've been without the internet for more than a few days at a time so not being able to check the forums or talk to my peeps on meebo for nearly three weeks was fucking terrible.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Jul 2009, 09:10
What's up Jimmy? Good to see you, dogg.

I'm almost tempted to make that the new theme for the photothread

I have pretty lopsided sideburns right now
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jul 2009, 13:24
Guys the finalists from Akademi and I sang both the American and the Albanian national anthems. Holy shit what how did I learn that fuckin' song in two days

Oh and the Prime Minister and President of Albania both were like right in front, and the mayor of Tirana (who is running against the sitting PM for his position, votes ain't done being counted yet) was there too, and I was inches from being able to kick Mayor Edi Rama right in the spot he most needs it, and not having a mask and only wearing my Akademi uniform stopped me. I was within shoe-throwing distance of Pres. Topi and PM Berisha too and the same thing happened. What the fuck, man why my morals ain't no gotta get in the way of no justice

Oh and the chick with the ruuuudest titties on Akademi? Yeah I accidentally wound up feeling them up yeeeeeee that was awesome

Also a little high from my mini-afterparty and a little drunk still so yeah sorry about the shit post
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Jul 2009, 16:08
Bzzz thread...

Wasps' nests are a pain at any time, but for that extra little frisson, imagine a wasps' nest bursting through the plasterboard into the master bedroom a little before midnight.

You may have to imagine it, but I don't need to, because I have exactly that thing...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 02 Jul 2009, 18:42
D: Oh noes! I hope no one gets stung.

Today I found out that not only is tomorrow my paid off day for the 4th of July, I also get Monday off because I switched a day with one of the guys. Oh yes. Four day weekend here I come!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 02 Jul 2009, 20:39
Linds you are very lucky.

Blog thread I am kind of lonely. I am constantly surrounded by people and right now my house is empty and quiet, except for me. I have to pack for a trip and clean up some things, but I feel really unmotivated.  I wish I had some company. A big empty house is creepy when it's dark.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 02 Jul 2009, 23:02
Ok Best Buy. Just when I'm needing a job, you call me up for an interview to get me all in a tizzy. But apparently this interview is only to tell me that you are not hiring temporary positions, even though I wrote ON THE APPLICATION that I'm going back to school in September. Man I got all business-casualed up for that interview and everything.

edit: Ants ants ants they are in my house.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 02 Jul 2009, 23:32
Today was good! I finally started getting some stuff done that I want to do this summer. These are:

1. Practice my ass off at Spanish. (Does anyone here know Spanish?)

2. Learn to play guitar.

Yes, that's right, like 90% of all teenagers before me, I am trying to learn how to play the guitar. However I am lucky because I have a father who is a. really good at tocando la guitarra, b. is willing to teach me, c. knows a lot of cool stuff about classic rock that he's teaching me also, and d. has a sweet guitar.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Jul 2009, 00:16
I know enough Spanish to say, "What? I don't understand you. I'm sorry. My Spanish is very bad. Fuck your mother."

Also: Practice your ass off at Spanish guitar! :D

Blaggy,

I did things today but everything is so distant and hazy that it feels like a million years ago. My head hurts and I can't really think right now and I am making a lot of spelling errors. I'm not sure what is up.

I went to a fancy restaurant* and had a crazy expensive* dinner though. I remember that.

I feel like there is some really huge thing that I did today that I do not remember in the slightest.

*Friendly's
**$12
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 03 Jul 2009, 01:29
Hard drugs would be the obvious answer.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Jul 2009, 02:12
I did light up like three times today for the first time in some months. Marijuana is not a hard drug, though.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 03 Jul 2009, 02:52
Got stoned, watched Freddy Got Fingered as part of an obscure birthday ritual and laughed my arse off. I need to get on off this guy more often because this is pretty good shit!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 03 Jul 2009, 03:02
A good week.

At the access station, they have a weekly live talk show that they use to promote community events, as well as train many of their volunteers. I've been working on it to learn the ropes, mostly either setting up lighting, or on one of the cameras. This past week, I got to play "technical director", which is the position in the control room that switches between cameras, or if there's extra material like stills or "b-roll" video, I transition it in as well. I listen for the director's cues, so when she says "take camera 3", I hit the camera 3 button and that is now what's on the air. Lots of fun, and I didn't mess up!

I'm also right in the middle of editing the 2nd episode of my own show. I have an hour of interview footage I have to cut down to 18 minutes to go along with the music shot in the studio. I think this is going to be a good one.  :-)

Friday night, I'm going to see a very pretty lady sing beautiful music, and Saturday, I'm getting together with a buddy from high school to go down to SF to see the Giants play.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jul 2009, 03:47
I did light up like three times today for the first time in some months. Marijuana is not a hard drug, though.

It is a very, very good one, though.

Dear blag I wrote three songs in under 48 hours pretty recently! I am actually happy with two of them after two days of letting them sit, and one I might be okay with if I rewrite some parts! They're kinda dance pop-punk trash, but fuck it, I dig them, so whatever. I'll try to record them as soon as I'm in Alaska. Try to get a band together and all that. That'll be difficult though.

Love,
Me!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Jul 2009, 04:47
Today was a good day, Blog Thread!

Woke up at a reasonable time, went and had breakfast at my favourite café in town, called the New Norcia Bakery (I've raved about them on facebook/twitter before). Ate Breakfast trifle- sourdough fruit loaf, soaked in apple juice, yoghurt, muesli, sultanas and honey, drank the best coffee I've ever had. Came home to find my package of grooming stuff (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2153127&l=fe0e508334&id=741252528) from MensBiz (http://mensbiz.com.au/) had just arrived.

Showered, used the new body wash stuff I got free with the shaving cream. Exfoliaty!

Shaved: Merkur 33C Razor loaded with a Merkur DE Blade, Vulfix #849 Pure badger brush, Taylor's of Old Bond Street Lavender Shaving cream. Glorious.

Did my hair with the Sharp's Guck-in-a-Puck. Never thought I'd be this excited about hair product. What am I becoming.

Got to work, the new student orientation was just finished. Loads of free Subway, potato chips and soft drinks. Pigged out.

Everybody else was worn out from the orientation, so no work got done and we just hung out and talked shit in the office all day.

Now: Listening to Rumours (hey, Rumours guys, holy crap). Gonna put on Shape of Punk to Come. Doing minimal work (mostly because there are mitigating factors that mean I can't do the stuff that I have to i.e; I have a good excuse for not doing anything) and posting this.

After work, gonna hang back and record my book-reading for you guys, then maybe go home and play some Guitar Hero, if no-one else is home.

Didn't even have to use my AK.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 03 Jul 2009, 04:56
[...] What am I becoming.[...]

Well, I think a great big part of the internet might say 'gay'.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dollface on 03 Jul 2009, 05:09
[...] What am I becoming.[...]

Well, I think a great big part of the internet might say 'gay'.

Come  (gay sex) here  (gay sex) david  (gay sex) i  (gay sex) will  (gay sex) help  (gay sex) you  (gay sex) to  (gay sex) undestand  (gay sex) your  (gay sex) feelings (gay sex) by  (gay sex) cuddling.  (gay sex)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 03 Jul 2009, 05:16
His girlfriend may be surprised (and slightly annoyed) at the relevation.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Jul 2009, 06:07
Nah, not really.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tinysmidgen on 03 Jul 2009, 06:47
[...] What am I becoming.[...]

Well, I think a great big part of the internet might say 'gay'.

Don't you just love the feeling of my finger tips circling your lips? Don't you just love that desire taking hold of you? I can tell you do. I know all your favorite spots, and tonight we will connect the dots.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ledhendrix on 03 Jul 2009, 06:55
Hey blog thread

It's been crazy humid around here the past few days. Just walking about or playing mario kart was enough to make you sweat. Even sitting down intensely could do it. Now there is thunder and lightning which is pretty cool. It's still far away but I don't think I'll be going fishing today somehow.

Ta ta
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Jul 2009, 07:12
I've now officially lived alone for a week and I'm still enjoying it. It's helped me to realise what my biggest requirements for a home are (when I get to buying/renting one of my own). I need to live near a town. The scenery up here in the rural hills is lovely and it's nice to have quiet and rolling fields and stuff, but it's too remote. I know that having a car would make a huge difference but I want to be able to walk for ten minutes and get to a supermarket and a row of shops and cafes, not walk for twenty minutes and get to a small post office which sells overpriced tinned peas and ice cream.

Today I haven't got work and no one is coming over, so I'm still in my pyjamas at quarter past three. I've stripped the bedding off two beds and I've another two to do, then I'm going to put some washing on and water the plants. It's odd how much more inclined I am to do housework when there is no one here demanding that it's done right now. I've known all along that I was right when I said that it wouldn't kill us to leave the washing up to do all in one go (rather than washing three plates, three times a day). The house probably does need hoovering more often than I would like to but nevertheless, the anarchistic chaos that my mum believes I will live in when I move out has not materialised yet.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: StaedlerMars on 03 Jul 2009, 07:19

It's been crazy humid around here the past few days. Just walking about or playing mario kart was enough to make you sweat.


To be fair, I start sweating playing mariokart if it's freezing outside and I haven't switched on the heating.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 03 Jul 2009, 08:25
Dear Hangover Thread,

Went to vegas wed/thurs night to spend time with flatmate's family he hasn't seen in forever.

Had fun time having breakfast.
bought shirt at banana republic for 16$.
Got phone charger.
Went to their hotel room and got pretty drunk off of Soju after having been awake 24 hours.
Helped flatmate (now very drunk, I was still a bit drunk) get back to hotel room.
Talk on yahoo messenger on phone to girl I am crushing on.
She says she likes me. I tell her things I don't remember (very well typed too).
Wake up at 7am, cannot fall asleep, only a bit of a headache.
Woo vegas woo.
Today we come home and I go to that crushes birthday party.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jul 2009, 08:33
Hello username change
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 03 Jul 2009, 08:34
It is the cool thing now to use your name as your username. I was doin' it before it got trendy. (Yeah I'm looking at you, Reed and Jace).
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jul 2009, 08:49
Heh, I did it like last March. I feel cool now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 03 Jul 2009, 10:34
Blog thread, tonight I went to two these two bars/clubs I've never been to before. One was the Canton Lounge Bar which did great cocktails with great spirits and was laid back and not too strict on the dress code, which is neat because nothing I own screams 'lounge bar'. It was pretty empty but it was kinda cool and there was nothing below the middle shelf to be seen. After this we went to this club called Republic which is like a place for a hypothetical "too cool or too indie for Amplifier". The drinks were terrible, the staff seemed like they were working for free, they only had a bottom shelf and it had some seriously low points (Wipeout? Really?). They were ironically selling Emu Export and there were all these douchebags in flannel shirts and air force ones drinking it. The band was kinda cool, despite being three synths and a drum kit and one of their songs sounding like the theme to The IT Crowd. It's probably a pretty ok place to go when you're already fairly tanked and the line at Amps is too long and all you're looking to do is dance.

Bottom line is that Canton would be cool if they didn't let me in and Republic would be cool if I didn't have to drive home and there were more than three out of seven of us who wanted to dance.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 03 Jul 2009, 10:52
Can you change your username without making a new account? My name suggests that my genitals are at an inferior size; This is not true! LittleKey is my last name in Italian!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 03 Jul 2009, 11:40
It is the cool thing now to use your name as your username. I was doin' it before it got trendy. (Yeah I'm looking at you, Reed and Jace).

We's old school, yo...
well, that and my original username was a confusing bunch of binary numbers that had everyone calling me "Binary", so going by Will was a much more sensible choice.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 03 Jul 2009, 11:58
Will knows what it's about.

Guys I am off to a hippie festival (http://www.mariposafolk.com) for the weekend with my family and I'm super excited. I didn't get to go last year and this year one of my very favourite performers (Aengus Finnan, if you are interested in folk music) is going to be there! I get to spend some quality time with my cousin too. This is going to be wonderful. Expect pictures of a freckly, barefooted Allison when I get home. Have a good weekend QC!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 03 Jul 2009, 12:04
Key means penis now?

Remember, I'm a teenager. To teenagers, ANY word can be sexual innuendo for "penis". But eh, I won't change it yet.

Have a great time Allison!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 03 Jul 2009, 12:23
Key means penis now?

Well Jens, you put the key in the lock...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Jul 2009, 12:26
High of the past twelve hours: cruising at 1 AM with one of my best friends, blasting lo-fi powerpop and drinking slurpees, while laughing really hard
teenagers
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: october1983 on 03 Jul 2009, 12:52
Blog thread! I am in America, it is pretty tops. New York City is a fun place to be, although I am hungover as hell right now. Unfortunately on account of money and changing circumstances, I have been forced to move my return flight to just over a week earlier than planned, meaning I will not be able to attend ChicagoCon, much to my dismay. That said, if anyone is in NYC between now and July 8th (or on the 13th for that matter) or in Chicago between the 14th and 27th, then we should hang out or something! Maybe PM me about it or something so I will see it when I check my emails.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 03 Jul 2009, 12:57
Dear BlOg ThReAd

...

>.>


IT'S MOTHERFLUFFING HOT JUMPING JACKALOPES WHAT THE HELL MAN!?!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 03 Jul 2009, 13:58
My dog is getting really old. I am afraid she might die or something bad soon. I hope not.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jul 2009, 14:55
Key means penis now?

Well Jens, you put the key in the lock...

UNLOCKIN' ME SOME HERP, YEEEEEEEEEEE

Man my friend Arti is in town again and tonight's gonna be the last time I see him for a long, long time. I am really sad about this. He was gonna buy my old Les Paul clone, but he didn't have time to get the money, so I'm just like "Ehhhh fuck it here you go she is now yours" and he's all like "What are you doing man this is a nice guitar" and I'm like "Dude you have played the thing more in one single gig than I've played it over the last uh 4 years, and it is also not very reliable, so yeah, just fix her up and send me pictures from your gigs with her and we will call it even." I don't feel a single shred of remorse over it. He says he will buy me something to take care of the cost but I honestly don't care, guy deserves an axe that he loves, and he loves old Gertrude, so she is his now. Simple enough for me.
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Post by: snalin on 03 Jul 2009, 15:08
Blogy,

I've been to my grandparent's cabin, and done some fishing and some sunning and some chilling out. We fish like proper fishers, with nets and stuff, so thursday morning we woke up, and got out, and pulled up two buckets of fish. That was pretty neat. We also got some crabs, and some sick part of me enjoy cooking them alive. Because, if you didn't know, that's how you prepare crab. Get water a'boiling, and throw the crab in. They stop moving after two secs, so I'm guessing it's not that bad. Anyways, it was close to 30 Celsius (85ish fahrenheit START USING THE METRIC SYSTEM ALREADY) outside, I was hot, hot, hot. The best part was when I decided to take a run from our dock, through the forest and home, lost my way, and had to walk through the thickest forest in the direction I thought was home. I got through, but the forest had given me a mystery rash.

I also discovered that the books based on the Diablo universe is rather good. Surprising, but still.

Today my RPG group got together after a long break, and the GM had introduced new house rules! Instead of everyone drawing the same cards to see if the succeeded or failed, he started introducing new cards specially designed for each character. So the mage apprentice got cards saying "your spell said "poof", failed, and now there's spiders everywhere" or "instead of it's intended purpose, the spell undressed you completely". It added to the WTF element of the game. We also read through some of the old documents our GM had given us, and found a lot of hidden clues. He's really good at the GM game.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Jul 2009, 15:41
I am incredibly tired today, and my skin is in a bad way thanks to me not being brilliant at getting to bed on time or feeding myself the right foods (well, I eat the right foods, but then I eat crap as well). But instead of going to bed I have spent the last two hours playing around on Google maps in an entirely futile manner. I just went over to shut up the chickens and the greenhouse etc in my dressing gown, because I didn't get dressed today. I feel a bit sleazy and grubby, I'll be straight in the shower in the morning, but it was an interesting experiment. Everyone should have one pyjama day in their lifetime, I feel.
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Post by: Tom on 03 Jul 2009, 16:49
I'm not sure how to express how angry I am right now, my school blazer got knocked down and stepped on sometime between last night and this morning. Not a problem except for the fact that my glasses were in the breast pocket. So, now one of the lenses is broken.
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Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 03 Jul 2009, 18:55
Dear Blog:

I like The Jonas Brothers (but NOT their music) and I am spending my Friday night watching Kindergarden Cop with my be-moustached, Eastern Europeans father. NEW LOW.
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Post by: DarkAvenger on 03 Jul 2009, 19:21
Dear blog thread,

Lately I've been doing nothing but watching Torchwood and reading. Finally managed to make it out of the house and I picked up a bunch of books from the library, mostly Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett but there are some other great authors (Stephen Fry, Douglas Coupland, Iain M. Banks). Today I had a barbecue! We bought one a few weeks ago and have been eating nothing since.

Not much happening other than that. I did, however, find a sweet Astro Boy pencil in my basement unsharpened. Highlight of the week. Sad or sweet?

PS. I would also like to toss my hat into the "OH god why is it so hot out?" circle. It is so hot in Calgary, but it is also extremely windy. So that's cool....
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Post by: Eris on 03 Jul 2009, 19:27
This morning someone in the apartment block was doing some sort of construction, involving drilling, or some sort of grinding. It started at 7:30am and went for two and a half hours. On a saturday morning. I gave up and got up eventually.

I made cookies, though! About 30, from a recipe I posted on here ages ago and is super easy (it has a total of 5 ingredients). They are just choc chip ones, but there is so much chocolate in them, that it is hardly contained by the biscuitty outer. My Death By Chocolate cookies are once again a success. Now I just have to not eat them all by myself today.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Jul 2009, 19:38
=Even sitting down intensely could do it.

Sounds like something T-Rex (http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=618) would do. Friggin' intense.

Blaggy, I partied at an art gallery with a bunch of old people.

It was awesome.

Edit: Fixed borked link
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Post by: Eris on 03 Jul 2009, 20:00
oh, I forgot something. I have been decorating a box!

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

after:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/abox.jpg)
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Post by: sean on 03 Jul 2009, 20:46
work today blew but then it was my boy's mike's birthday so we hit the hookah bar in adams morgan we go to and our boy there served us shisha from his hometown in morocco and it was the craziest shisha ever. i was fkkin buzzed the second i took a hit of it. we got mint tea too and these doggs have the best goddamn mint tea.

tomorrow i work but then my boy mitch has some heavy heavy nugs we're gonna hit then were gonna watch the fireworks they shoot off on the national mall.

oh fkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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Post by: tommydski on 03 Jul 2009, 20:48
I will not be able to attend ChicagoCon

What the shit, dogg!?

Just rob some bitches blind.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Jul 2009, 20:55
Today was a good day, Blog Thread!

Supplemental: I took the most glorious shit.
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Post by: MrBlu on 04 Jul 2009, 01:48
... So I didn't know installing video drivers could absolutely screw up my audio.

I managed to spend all of the whole day fixing it. SP3 had to go. It won't be coming back on anyways, thanks to GRUB.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Jul 2009, 03:13
I would posit that the purpose of an online store is to allow people to browse, select, purchase and pay for items via the internet.

I would therefore suggest that the requirement of sending a cheque, along with a copy of the order which was placed via email, means you do not have an online store.

You have a website and an email address.

I am quite annoyed. I haven't got an envelope to send my cheque in. But dammit, I want those photos so I will find one!
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Post by: ledhendrix on 04 Jul 2009, 07:10
Epic
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Post by: MrBlu on 04 Jul 2009, 07:31
I have fireworks around here also (and will post pictures of my stash)! My friend took a big chunk of it and stuffed it in his bag the last time he came over though. >.>
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Post by: LittleKey on 04 Jul 2009, 10:39
That is a sexy pile of fireworks sam. A sexy pile of fireworks.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 04 Jul 2009, 11:32
yay. today will be full of swimming and hamburgers and homemade icecream. and maybe fireworks? i have no idea.
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Post by: Patrick on 04 Jul 2009, 12:03
Why did the cutest, friendliest, sweetest girl on Akademi wind up dating the biggest asshole on the show? Why did he not break up with his other girlfriend (who was also on fucking Akademi) before announcing it on Facebook? I know both girls and neither are open to letting this dude have an open relationship.

If it didn't make me feel like a damned hypocrite I'd love to rat him out to both of them.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jul 2009, 12:35
Blaggy,

New York is a strange place. It's currently in the high 50's - on the fourth of July - and I will not be lighting any fireworks as they are illegal here and we did not smuggle any out of Pennsylvania last time we were down there.

Oh, well.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 04 Jul 2009, 12:37
That is exactly why I want to live in the north east. They wonderful, cold weather.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jul 2009, 12:42
Babe, you will get tired of shoveling snow 4-6 months of the year.

This last year was oddly warm for winter, though.
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Post by: nobo on 04 Jul 2009, 13:10
speaking of cold weather and snow, i am currently on my third straight day at the beach. the temps are in the high 80s low 90s, and the water temperature is perfect. the rest of the day will include old school mario games and pizza with some good friends.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 04 Jul 2009, 13:15
Why did the cutest, friendliest, sweetest girl on Akademi wind up dating the biggest asshole on the show? Why did he not break up with his other girlfriend (who was also on fucking Akademi) before announcing it on Facebook?

I thought you were talking about yourself, until
I know both girls and neither are open to letting this dude have an open relationship.
Then I lol'd here:
If it didn't make me feel like a damned hypocrite I'd love to rat him out to both of them.

Also, that sucks. =|
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Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 04 Jul 2009, 13:23
hey blog thread

I am leaving tomorrow to go spend a month in Philadelpia! I am excited, and fun times will be had.
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Post by: valley_parade on 04 Jul 2009, 15:11
Hey thurr, blog thread.

It seems I've started talking to my ex again lately (or rather, she started talking to me)..but like..we've gotten over our differences, and things seem to be going smoothly, if not much slower than they did last time..which I kinda think was why they went south.

We shall see what happens, but it seems pretty rad right now!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jul 2009, 17:11
So I was going through my record collection and discovered that my vinyl copy of Thriller is in almost perfect condition!

Awesome.
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Post by: squawk on 04 Jul 2009, 18:29
the boy of my dreams left forever last friday and now the girl of my dreams is leaving tomorrow! but only for a month. but all my friends are gone this month. and the ones who are here right now, today, don't have fireworks. why can't i go on vacation >:[

but tomorrow i am going to see death cab with the LA philharmonic as well as the new pornographers and tegan and sara as openers!

and i have cheesecake
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Post by: pen on 04 Jul 2009, 19:09
I have the strangest sunburn on my arms.  It is partially a farmer's burn, but it also has white blotches which i don't understand because I did apply my sunblock evenly!  Craziness!  But it kinda hurts a lot, as does the top of my scalp.  No one ever thinks to put sunblock on the top of their heads, and I think they (someone other than me) should make a specific product for that that will not make your hair look greasy and gross.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jul 2009, 19:25
It's called a hat.
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Post by: est on 04 Jul 2009, 20:46
What about people who do not like hats?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Jul 2009, 20:56
est this could be your big break!

hey blog thread!
I crashed at someone's house last night after cooking dinner for a bunch of people and went out for brunch with them all sleepy-looking and smelly, it was awesome. I have not done things like this before! Is this what it is like to be a normal sociable type person? 
Today I am taking Little Ally's friend Albert out to see the sydney sights, I have not met him before, it should be interesting! I am excited anyway.
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Post by: nobo on 04 Jul 2009, 21:11
hey blog thread

I am leaving tomorrow to go spend a month in Philadelpia! I am excited, and fun times will be had.

If you get a chance, check out the Mutter Museum. Its a collection of medical stuff and skeletons and all sorts of cool stuff!

http://www.collphyphil.org/mutter.asp
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Post by: sean on 04 Jul 2009, 21:19
so i didn't watch fireworks but i got sohigh in a new spot which was really rad then i got chinese food and slurpies.

good 4th of july.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 04 Jul 2009, 21:22
sohigh
would see.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Jul 2009, 22:05
What about people who do not like hats?

Then invent something and makes tens of dollars.

Also, Blaggy, I have been sort of ranting about my new bed because it is nice to have a bed that actually fit on! My feet still hang off of this one but not so terribly badly. My grandparents gave me new sheets for it.

Bright pink sheets.

Why do my grandparents not like me?
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Post by: Jace on 04 Jul 2009, 22:17
Slept all day. Now talking to the girl who is going to be the girl, but not officially to anyone else or anything because of her family's crazy rules.
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Post by: Hat on 04 Jul 2009, 23:21
Called into work today, but it was pretty cruisy because I'm on Sunday penalty rates and as a result, I was under strict instructions to do only the job I was actually there to do, (operate the food till, run food out) and then get out which meant I mostly sat around and talked shit to the chef and drank a metric fucktonne of red lemonade and he made me a hotdog tortilla wrap doover because he was hungover and honestly I kind of like working in the kitchen.

Going from the bar to the kitchen is like going from representing your local crew at the city cuss championships to a full on mighty ducks 2 scenario where you are cussing for your country

Probably the best part about today though was being able to look out the kitchen window into the back alley where normally I spend a lot of time wandering around holding a clipboard with a furrowed brow and cursing little turds of jobs the night staff have left me and being able to look at those jobs and go "NO I AM DEFINITELY MEANT TO SIT HERE AND DRINK THIS POST-MIX AND MAYBE SAY 'CUNT' A LOT"
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Post by: Hat on 05 Jul 2009, 00:33
no wait the high-light of the day was reading the weekend chef's note to the head chef which consisted of some notes on prep work that had been done for the week, followed by "weekend was ok, nothing to report, except that I hate you cunts so very, VERY (double underlined) much"
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Post by: Gemmwah on 05 Jul 2009, 02:51
but tomorrow i am going to see death cab with the LA philharmonic as well as the new pornographers and tegan and sara as openers!

and i have cheesecake

Jealoussssssss, I love cheesecake. Oh and that gig is going to be phenomenal.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Jul 2009, 03:21
Now I want cheesecake
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Post by: ViolentDove on 05 Jul 2009, 03:21
dammit
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Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Jul 2009, 03:27
but nick you always want cheesecake
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Post by: ledhendrix on 05 Jul 2009, 03:57
CHEEESCAKKKKE

Beluga thread

I had the best night I've had in a long time last night.

I went and saw some bands that were pretty sweet, they sounded like frightened rabbit except they were from Oban and it was sweet seeing local talent doing its thing. Then I headed to the pub with my friends with the biggest grin on my face. I nearly got us into a fight cause some guy a few years older was moaning about "all these damn college kids going away and then coming back thinking they are smarter than everyone". I promptly corrected him on his wrong thinking which he took as cheek and threatened me with a black eye. I then went WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO and waved my arms around and then laughed and no fights were had. The pub was too crowded but I didn't care cause I was soooooooooooooooo happy and was speaking to people I hadn't seen in a long long time. Then it was time for party! We went and much merriment was had, I met people from Tiree, the lovely little island were I go surfing, fishing and windsurfing and we talked about that for a while and I think I have to teach this girl to surf now.

I hitched back this morning and got picked up by a cool lady from mid Wales who had just been travelling around Scotland and had been up in Orkney. It turned out she was at a large party that was organised by family friends for the solstice and knew lots of people I knew, including the person that we think might have found a meteorite. Meteorites are fucking cool kids.

BLACH
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Post by: McTaggart on 05 Jul 2009, 04:39
cheeeesequaaaake
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Post by: Jace on 05 Jul 2009, 05:49
It seems like every single time I think things might be cool and I can feel like I am finally able to act my age, someone has to come around and tell me that I don't get to and that I shouldn't even try and date a girl unless I am certain I am going to marry her. Also that I am really good at failing and I don't set myself up for success. That part is true, but I don't really want to change that. I mean, I do, but it is a lot of work that I don't really want to invest time into. I am pretty okay with the fact that I fail at things. Hell, I'm 19, why do I have to act like I am 30? I was feeling pretty good and then after that conversation my night was ruined and because it was with my flatmate, I sort of want to just pack up all my stuff, go put some gas in my car and leave.
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Post by: valley_parade on 05 Jul 2009, 06:05
cheeeesequaaaake

The other day, the place I work had an order that shipped to "Cheesequake Elementary School".

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/captain_applesauce/0703090940.jpg)
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Post by: Patrick on 05 Jul 2009, 07:04
Good ol' Jersey. Gotta have an elementary school with an address on a highway.
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Post by: snalin on 05 Jul 2009, 07:24
CHEEEESE CAKE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ki2Idq_HEE)

Is this band in Mediaf!re?

Because, damn!
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Post by: valley_parade on 05 Jul 2009, 07:25
Good ol' Jersey. Gotta have an elementary school with an address on a highway.

I find it odd. We do more schools in New Jersey than we do our own state.
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Post by: Liz on 05 Jul 2009, 09:48
and I think I have to teach this girl to surf now.

If I ever actually make it to Scotland you will be teaching me to surf. You have no say in the matter.
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Post by: öde on 05 Jul 2009, 10:17
Looking for somewhere to live is so stressful when you can't afford to live anywhere.
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Post by: Patrick on 05 Jul 2009, 10:37
Dear blog thread

I have a new obsession (http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2009/triumph/america/05/index.html) with Triumph motorcycles. They're SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL, oh my god, I am seriously considering getting one of those cruisers. I don't feel like transporting anybody but myself and maybe one other person anyway, and Sitka ain't exactly the gigging capital of the world.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 05 Jul 2009, 11:57
Last night was the best night. After work I played with my hamsters (they are new to me) by putting them in the little balls and watching them run into things and bounce off. Then I went to my best friend Clay's sister's house for fireworks. Claire and her husband always go all out; this year they got around $500 worth of fireworks plus when I got there they had a banquet table set up with crab, burgers, corn on the cob, potatoes, jalapeno poppers, veggies, all kinds of good eats.

So it got dark and it started, one guy got kind of hurt when a firework exploded on the ground. There were a bunch of the same type that did that so the guys took those ones back to the store and exchanged them for ones that weren't duds. Started again and there were lots of OOOOHs and AAAAHS and then the police came and said if we continue they'll fine the owners $150 so we waited until after midnight and lit the rest off all at one go. The only bad thing is that apparently my best friend's other best friend likes me and I ain't havin' that.
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Post by: Alex C on 05 Jul 2009, 14:02
Today I got to draft Adrian Peterson for my fantasy league. It feels nice.
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Post by: MrBlu on 05 Jul 2009, 14:12
Man, cheesecake would rock right now.

... Some nice, COLD cheesecake... With Ice Cream. Cold, delicious Ice Cream...

Damn, it's hot... >.>
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 05 Jul 2009, 14:51
hey blog thread

I am leaving tomorrow to go spend a month in Philadelpia! I am excited, and fun times will be had.

Yo I live here we should hang out or something.  I have never met any QC people in meat life and I figure there's probably a good reason to.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 05 Jul 2009, 18:18
Had a small family get-together last night.  My family, my uncle, and his family.  His granddaughter ate a bunch of donut holes and ran laps around the pool.  She ran inside when we lit fireworks.  I was told I looked like Russian author Maxim Gorky.  Then today I had another barbecue with some co-workers.  Found out my boss is a homebrewer.  Ate some really good turkey sausage.  Got high with a couple people.  niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
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Post by: Christophe on 05 Jul 2009, 18:53
Dear Blog Thread,

July the 4th was stonking fucking great. It started with hanging out at with a friend housesitting for a friend's brother, playing Risk and watching the other dudes play King's Cup. That was plenty hilarious and awesome.

Then I went to a house show, which had some pretty awesome awesome awesome bands play, and at the end the lead singer of the last band led everyone to the front of the house to set off illegal fireworks (i.e. the kind that actually propel shit into the air) in the middle of the street.

America, FUCK YEAH, indeed.
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Post by: Yayniall on 05 Jul 2009, 18:55
Cheesecake? A cake made of cheese? That's the future.
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Post by: De_El on 05 Jul 2009, 19:04
Someone accidentally replied to an email sent to a mailing list of all the current students at my college, a bunch of people made fun of her, and now my the student body is spamming itself with meme jokes. 102 replies and counting. This is the best. No, really, it's hilarious.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Jul 2009, 22:05
Blaggy,

I spent the day at an artist friend's house and we lit up there. It's so nice to start smoking again because it means I can relax and not be constantly paranoid. I love their house, I really do. When they sell it years from now, I hope that I will have the money to buy it because I want to live there.

The other place I want to live is in Tennessee, and it's my favourite place in the world, but now they're putting a four-lane highway through the area and it will be ruined. Ruined!

Also, I wrote an incredibly catchy song tonight that I am proud of.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 05 Jul 2009, 23:01
Hello blog thread,

I realise I am not one of your regular patrons but even a man such as myself feels the urge once in a while. So I have moved into a new house, which is strange and confusing because I don't know the other people who live here aside from my friend who moved in with me, and the rest have been here a while. I've never moved into a place that wasn't just a blank slate, it feels like somewhere I'm staying instead of living but I'm sure that will wear off. It's also not a shithole which is odd for me, it's all framed Rothko prints on the walls instead of drawing pinned flyers for Lost Prophetz gigs. It even has a shitting dish washer.

Happily, I managed to get my skummy side on with a good gig and good drinking at the 120 Rats squat. There were good bands (I think I own too many records, it's a bad sign when you realise halfway through a band's set you own their demo and like it), necrophilia donor cards, political chat with a Canadian punk about how brutal the cops are over there if you've got so much as a mohawk and general nice crusty hangouts despite some bullshit drama. Although it did mar the feeling I had of "no-one I know is going to jail" I got on Friday since apparently the nice Canadian might end up doing time on some nonsense.

All in all, I like a Monday I greet by wandering home pissed from a squat after dawn.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Jul 2009, 04:14
Note for American readers: In the above blog thread "pissed" is to be read as "intoxicated on alcohol".
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Post by: allison on 06 Jul 2009, 05:39
Blogz,
I went to the best festival over the weekend. Highlights include incredible music by a "slam-folk" or "folk-hop" band called The Fugitives (and ain't they just the nicest people), vodka, free hash (I can thank my hippie van for that one), Lake Couchiching and sunshine (I have a teensy sunburn on my nose but mostly just more freckles.)

I hope I will be allowed to do a photodump in the photo thread...I have lots of great ones of bands and me wearing a silly crown of flowers!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Jul 2009, 05:49
more freckles.

Yay
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Jul 2009, 06:09
Is Philadelphia airport anywhere near the bits of Philadelphia with few guns and many things to do? I will probably be spending a good few hours there on the way back from ChicagoCon and I'd like to be able to see some of it!

Today I was going to wash a load of clothes and bedding, harvest all the fruit and veg that is growing rampant in the garden, clean the house and do some cooking. So far, I've put a load of washing on and taken a shower. It's now ten past two. So much for my great plans! On the other hand the laptop my dad got me is awesome, it has this programme which is designed for students with the capability to do just about anything; keep class schedules, record assignments, you can take notes in handwriting (it's a tablet PC) and it converts them to text, it's awesome. I'm really excited about uni now!
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 06 Jul 2009, 07:03
Me + Air Conditioning unit= back injury.
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Post by: Patrick on 06 Jul 2009, 07:51
Man I do love me some fucking makeouts. And I got them and cuddles in FORCE today. Hoooooly crap did I get me some damn makeouts and cuddles.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 06 Jul 2009, 11:58
My 4th of July was pretty great: the night before, I went to a party and had some great conversations with interesting people, drank a lot of beer, and got to sleep at about 5 am.  After another party the next afternoon with barbecue and popsicles and small children, we returned to my parents' new house, which is in a primarily Hispanic Los Angeles suburb.  Six or seven close neighbors had huge stockpiles of illegal fireworks, so from my parents' backyard, we had a 360-degree view of professional-quality fireworks from about 8 pm through 1 am.

Also, my boyfriend, another friend, and I smoked weed with my parents for the first time.  It was remarkably cool--a lot less awkward than I thought it'd be.  So we sat around the fire pit getting high, making s'mores, and watching fireworks.  Good times!
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Jul 2009, 12:00
I'm back in NYC. Not doing anything cause I'm waiting for AA to bring me my bag which they somehow left behind in Miami. I'm listening to some skream, and napping cause last night I just stayed awake and hung out in Miami and saw the sights and stuff instead of staying in the airport for the layover. I had no idea Miami was this big, I got lost trying to get to south beach, so instead stumbled into little havana and downtown which was a happy accident. I finally got to south beach and miami beach at like 10pm, after having landed at 5pm.

Tonight's the last night one of my friends is in town before she heads of to australia (I haven't seen her in two years), so I'll be going to go see the bryant park movie with her and a couple of friends. the movie is dog day afternoon which is pretty awesome cause I haven't seen it yet.

Costa Rica was pretty rad guys! I'm definitely going back. Puerto Viejo is like amsterdam but in the tropics + surfing. And the hotel was ridiculously cheap and had a communal kitchen which was awesome. Also, I went snorkling, and saw a lion fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionfish). Also, howler monkeys, sloths, and capuchin monkeys and lots of raccoons and frogs.

tl;dr: I had fun times in other places, and I plan on having fun times here.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 06 Jul 2009, 15:12
Is Philadelphia airport anywhere near the bits of Philadelphia with few guns and many things to do? I will probably be spending a good few hours there on the way back from ChicagoCon and I'd like to be able to see some of it!

From what I remember, yes, but you'd have to get there by cab or something. Downtown Philly seemed like a pretty nice place when I visited, but I wasn't there for very long and really am not much help. Yay mostly useless post!

Dear blog thread - it's funny when you have conversations with a guy friend who is also on OkCupid until you ask him about those weird questions he answered and he gets confused and then you remind him and then you realize that he never even got those questions and then you feel really awkward bringing it up in the first place. So uh. Yeah. Now I'm pretty sure this guy thinks I'm nuts. Also I think OkCupid hates me and does this on purpose.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Jul 2009, 15:24
3rd of July: got high as fuck on mushrooms and watched fireworks

4th of July: climbed a mountain and watched some better fireworks

5th of July: made a bedsheet fort out of my living room and watched movies


YEEHAW
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 06 Jul 2009, 15:36
Ah shit dude did the fireworks look like giant mushroom clouds?

Did you imagine them being all nukes and shit an' lookin' like dick clouds? All with the exaggerated swollen phallic tip and shit? Ohhh man I'd be having a ballin' time right now if I were watching fireworks.
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Post by: tinysmidgen on 06 Jul 2009, 15:38
Dear Blog-thread and anyone that's interested.

Recount from Friday: I had the day off from work, so that was pretty cool. My grandparents, my mother's sister and her husband and their came up, along with two other cousins (my aunt and mom's brother's kids), for a fourth of July dinner/BBQ thing. It was cool to catch up with my one cousin, Renee, since she'd been living down in the D.C. area for the past year or so, and she recently moved home to her father's house in Virginia. Saturday I had to work, nothing new there. I managed to make it through the day (nine to four) even with screaming children and senile elderly folks that expect you to read their mind's to get them what they want.../rant. Anyways, after work I went home, where I had to set up my parents' new DVR because they're "tech-tards" as my mother said. After that, we watched my father on a television show, any of you upstate New York/ Vermont/ maybe Canada too? could have seen this broadcast. My dad makes lightning out of antlers (see www.adirondackantlers.com (http://www.adirondackantlers.com)) and he appeared on a segment of Rustic Living hosted by some guy with a beard... needless to say we were rather excited for this. After that I went to Lake Placid to see a movie with Renee and Corissa (my two cousins that were at the dinner), Corissa's boyfriend, my uncle's ex-wife's sister (my cousin's mother's sister) and her son...confused? :) We saw Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs; and it was rather good. After that we went to Lisa's (Renee and Corissa's mom) bar, Wiseguys, and played pool till it was time for the Fourth of July fireworks, we went up to the beach and watched said fireworks (I'll post in a couple pictures later, nothing special). After that we retreated to Wiseguys to hang out some more, then I went home. Sunday, I worked, woopty doo. Monday, today, was my day off, and I walked/drove around Lake Placid blaring my music at the horseshow people...that was fun :) Seeing city kids turn their head in confusion as Bayside and Pavement are blared at them from a car driving through the city doing no more than ten miles an hour ;) Bahaha....well that was my weekend, how was yours?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 06 Jul 2009, 16:09
I nearly got us into a fight cause some guy a few years older was moaning about "all these damn college kids going away and then coming back thinking they are smarter than everyone". I promptly corrected him on his wrong thinking which he took as cheek and threatened me with a black eye.

I would deck anyone who used the term "corrected him on his wrong thinking" or even just if they looked like they were going to later describe the scene as such, just on principle.

Sorry dude you are probably cool and everything but I have buttons

Blog Thread,

It turns out the guy that has been sleeping on our couch at the moment was a very good chef because he was done low by the law and so now we load him up with cash and he goes to the supermarket and buys shit and cooks us meals in exchange for not having to pay rent, and he made us home made pizzas yesterday and taught me how to make pizza dough and it was fucking BADASS.

Also I have called in sick to work today because I have a mild fever and it probably won't be made any better by wading around in puddles of water and beer at 6 am doing heavy lifting, so I am going to make pizza with the remaining dough we have left in the fridge and play fallout 3 and do some washing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 06 Jul 2009, 16:18
Me + Air Conditioning unit= back injury.

holy shit! an air condition fell on you?!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 06 Jul 2009, 16:50
Decided to start a band with my friend. She is a friend that isn't allowed to have a boyfriend so we decided that we are just friends. Only sometimes we start kissing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 06 Jul 2009, 16:53
No, I was lifting a large window unit to prepare for any and all incoming hurricanes. We intend to hook it up to our generator when the time comes. In the mean time, I can't sleep and can only sit in certain positions. OUCH.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 06 Jul 2009, 17:35
I am $100 (it's probably actually over a bit but it's easier to just round things off) in debt to one person.

Thanks to these fucking shoes (http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/56/0/AAAADEAseaYAAAAAAFYLUQ.jpg) and stupid Ben Gibbard (i like him okay, and also the show had fireworks). I have no self-control and it is so sad... hopefully it was just a one-time splurge.

Gotta go work that shit off!
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Post by: Patrick on 06 Jul 2009, 17:47
Getting more and more excited about the idea of a bike road trip through Canada this spring. My sister and mother are urging me toward the path of safety (and of course I won't ride like a fucktard, I share the same worries, being a lover of life). My girlfriend says she doubts I'd do it, but I think she's just subtly trying to spur me into this kind of spontaneity. My friends? They're proud of me for doing something that appears to be outgoing. Me? I just want to live while my heart can bear it.

Speaking of my girl, she's been incredibly good for me. I hope she doesn't forget me when I go. I hope she isn't hung up on me, but I hope she thinks of me fondly. Leaving her on Wednesday morning is going to rip me clean apart, but as long as she looks at our time together and says to herself, "Them was good times, good times indeed," I think I can handle it. I know I will be. I've learned a lot from her.

I'm a clean-cut romantic horsefuck tonight. Idunno it must be the "spreading my wings into adulthood" phase that I imagine most people go through where they go all 7th-grade-young-and-stupid-omg-soooo-random and they do possibly stupid spontaneous shit like this.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Jul 2009, 20:32
Hey Patrick are you literally cleancut? Does that mean you shaved? Pre-emptive cheering

But seriously man fuck you with all your cuddles and makeouts you think you're better than me.

Dear Blog Thread,

Got an e-mail from the lady who is in Canada for another three and a half weeks and we are going to have a Skype date. I hope it helps instead of makes worse how badly I am missing her. I think I miss her so much that it seems to be affecting my ability to construct a proper sentence. Blerg
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 06 Jul 2009, 20:48
I feel like I am at some kind of crossroads.  Only thing is, there's so goddamn many paths it is less of a crossroads and more of a gigantic dirt circle in the middle of nowhere.  I'm not paralyzed with fear or anything, but I guess figuratively speaking I am sort of walking around in a sort of spiraling molecular orbit around the center point.  Not sure what to call my situation, but I think I need some kind of outside influence to get out of it.  Also my mother is going in for a Whipple procedure on Thursday.  So the next month or so of her recovery is probably going to pin me in the center of that crossroads unless I do something about it in the next week. 

Also:

Quote from: Patrick
horsefuck.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Jul 2009, 21:24
Caught a bad shave just now, probably gonna feel crappy all day. Hella razor burn, a few nicks and not nearly the closeness I've grown accustomed to. Boo.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: iamiam on 06 Jul 2009, 21:30
due to a series of accidents i baked too much cake/pie/cookies.  it is a really delicious dilemma but i have been on a sugar high for the past 24 hours and gained back those 5 lbs it took me 2 weeks to lose in just 2 days.  this is probably not healthy.

but on the bright side i have a netbook!  it is pink and so cute and perfect!  i do not regret this impractical use of my savings.
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Post by: LittleKey on 06 Jul 2009, 21:42
So earlier in the summer, it was boring and not that great. Now it's still boring, but I'm having some good times with friends and enjoying sleeping in. So that's an improvement.

Also, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I decided to learn the Greek alphabet today. I have no knowledge of Greek and currently have no plans to learn it, so the practical implications of this are few and far between, but whatever. It's not that hard seeing as it's kind of a mix of English letters and Cyrillic (Russian) letters, due to the fact that Cyrillic came from Greek letters. And it's only 24 letters, although most of the lower case letters look completely different from the upper case,  so it's almost like learning 40 letters instead of 24. κυλ.

I should make a language thread.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Jul 2009, 00:33
eeeeeee i'm moving tomorrow and i've packed almost nothing!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 07 Jul 2009, 01:39
goin to buy drugs in my pajamas
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 07 Jul 2009, 06:04
My mother was just taken to the hospital with chest pains that had made her throw up. She thinks being sick is the problem. I'm worried that it's probably really what it sounds like.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 07 Jul 2009, 07:16
Just said goodbye to my girl for the last time.

Kindof don't like my life right now. I haven't cried this hard in years.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Jul 2009, 08:36
This might not be entirely appropriate to say right now but come on lets face it you will be knee-deep in cooch within a week of arrival of wherever the hell you are going. You know it, I know it, the Blog Thread knows it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 07 Jul 2009, 08:46
Nah man I am not famous in the slightest in Livermore

Also man that is gross I don't wanna shove half my leg up anybody's cooch ew
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 07 Jul 2009, 08:47
If you tell them you are famous somewhere foreign, it works just the same. You then become mysterious and worldly.
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Post by: a pack of wolves on 07 Jul 2009, 08:47
My mother was just taken to the hospital with chest pains that had made her throw up. She thinks being sick is the problem. I'm worried that it's probably really what it sounds like.

That is indeed scary stuff, but try not to assume the worst. I've had those exact same symptoms and it was due to a high dose of antibiotics that it turned out I was allergic to. Hopefully your mother's right and the problem is something just as mild.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Jul 2009, 08:55
Also man that is gross I don't wanna shove half my leg up anybody's cooch ew

prude
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 07 Jul 2009, 08:55
Let's keep in mind that this is Livermore that he's going to.

Is there even any desirable cooch in the entire city?
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Post by: Tyler on 07 Jul 2009, 09:37
Blog,

So my sister has been sick all weekend and I have been taking care of her. Today we find out it is swine flu and my stupid ass has exposed myself to it nonstop and now I am starting to feel ill. Fuck you, influenza.
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Post by: Johnny C on 07 Jul 2009, 11:26
don't die from h1n1 dude

I quit my job because I got a better job offer and now it's two days into a week that was supposed to involve work and hasn't. Hopefully some work materializes when I come back from Winnipeg or I'm gonna be pissed off!
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Post by: Will on 07 Jul 2009, 11:29
I have spent a fairly ludicrous amount of time over the past few days completely redesigning my website. (http:///www.whatis174.com) I've taken all the different sub-sites (my personal poetry page, my friends page, our tour shit, etc.) and put them under an umbrella of some kind of art-wankery. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out so far; Tyler's official word is "Pretty, but hard to navigate."

Also, I am going to go take a long walk today. I'm pretty excited about that.
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Post by: Yayniall on 07 Jul 2009, 11:59
Websites with little boxes like that remind me of the pop-up porn websites.
I like it.
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Post by: Jimor on 07 Jul 2009, 12:04
It was a heart attack. Fortunately, it was relatively mild, I talked to my mom at the hospital. They're transferring her for some more tests, but it's possible she'll be home by tonight. Could use some good thoughts and vibes right now, thank you.
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Post by: allison on 07 Jul 2009, 12:07
Vibing as best I can for you Jimor. Take good care of her and yourself.
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Post by: LittleKey on 07 Jul 2009, 12:11
@ Jimor: That sucks, but at least it was only a mild one. When you think about it, it's probably better to identify any possible heart conditions now rather than later so now they can treat it before it gets worse. *good vibes sending your way*. (also, Chapter 2 Part 2 was good stuff).

@ Patrick: You said it yourself, as long as she looks back fondly on your time time together, it'll be okay. Life progresses, it sucks sometimes, but that's just how it goes. *also sending good vibes your way*.
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Jul 2009, 12:19
Let's keep in mind that this is Livermore that he's going to.

Is there even any desirable cooch in the entire city?

You do realize that Livermore, CA is the easternmost point in the Bay Area and is completely fucking loaded right?

Sitka, AK, on the other hand (which is where I will be moving to after my Liv-mo visit is through) has 8000 people of two distinct types: fishermen and bitey, mauly, large bears

If you tell them you are famous somewhere foreign, it works just the same. You then become mysterious and worldly.

No chance in hell, I don't want anybody I actually give two shits about to know that I am mostly famous for singing the Killers and Coldplay songs not even halfheartedly.

Unless they have a sense of irony

(Jimor holy crap I am glad you got her to a hospital! Vibes and other mallet percussion will be shipped presently)
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Post by: Reed on 07 Jul 2009, 12:31
I guess I just haven't spent enough time out there. Every time I've been out there it has seemed completely fucking dull. Especially when compared to San Francisco or Berkeley.
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Jul 2009, 13:02
Popular Livermore activities include ghostriding the whip, scraping, going dumb, and repping the hyphy. If that's not for you, dressing up like a 'scene' kid and acting like a prick at the coffee shop on 1st and K is also available. Another, less-recommended Livermore favorite is building a meth lab in your garage but if you do I hope you have "meth lab explosion" insurance.
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Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Jul 2009, 13:57
Vibing as best I can for you Jimor.

Took your post out of context for you.

No chance in hell, I don't want anybody I actually give two shits about to know that I am mostly famous for singing the Killers and Coldplay songs not even halfheartedly.

But we all kn...oh. :(
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 07 Jul 2009, 14:22
dear blog thread,

i have managed to get over my rather silly and irrational fear of driving. i feel accomplished!
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 07 Jul 2009, 14:24
Is Philadelphia airport anywhere near the bits of Philadelphia with few guns and many things to do? I will probably be spending a good few hours there on the way back from ChicagoCon and I'd like to be able to see some of it!

The Philadelphia Airport isn't really close to anything interesting to do, however, there is a public train service (the R1 regional rail) that shuttles between the Center City area and the airport.  It's relatively cheap and doesn't take too much time.  Fares and schedules are available at septa.com, so you should be able to plan a jaunt through Center City or West Philly (which is actually the coolest part of the city) without much trouble.
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Post by: allison on 07 Jul 2009, 14:29
Took your post out of context for you.

Thanks! You're so thoughtful.

Whine whine whine I got some bad news that really bummed me out...but it is also leaving me with a surplus of cash (which is not really a surplus but we'll pretend I have some financial freedom) and so I am going to take a road trip with my ex to Ottawa and Quebec City! I really just need to gtfo of my life for a few days so I'm looking forward to this a lot.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Jul 2009, 16:28
Packing my computer away. See you guys when I'm in Portsmouth.
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Post by: ummmkay on 07 Jul 2009, 16:57
dear internet, i really hate not being 21 when literally ALL of my friends already are. it sucks to be sitting in your apartment by yourself because all your friends are downtown and you can't get into any of the bars. my birthday is in a little over six weeks and it can't come soon enough. whine whine complain complain i'm being self-indulgent
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Post by: tania on 07 Jul 2009, 17:11
i have managed to get over my rather silly and irrational fear of driving. i feel accomplished!

i finally did this last week too! about five years too late, granted, but hurray for bring told by the government you are legally allowed to drive on your own even though in my case i really probably shouldn't be!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Jul 2009, 17:13
Guys what the hell am I doing going to university to take a ridiculously expensive law degree when all I actually want is to become a PA, and there are much cheaper courses for that? I mean seriously I'm having a huge crisis now, I have no idea what the hell I'm going to do with a law degree even if it's from Cambridge because all you need to be a PA is good GCSEs and communication skills and shit, I already have those and also I have four and a half grand and in three years the only part of that which will still be true is the first part and I don't want to go into a massive amount of debt just to come out of it and take a qualification equivalent to the ones I'd been sitting six years before.

I mean. Hell. Why did I go to a poncey school where the careers advice was "do you want to be a lawyer or a doctor? Take your pick!". If someone had sat down with me and actually talked through my skillset and my ambitions I would probably never even have taken A levels, I would have taken a BTEC or got an apprenticeship or something.

Bloody hell. Time for bed.

Also: Jimor, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your family. Also thanks for the Philadelphia information, OWW.
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 07 Jul 2009, 17:40
i have managed to get over my rather silly and irrational fear of driving. i feel accomplished!

i finally did this last week too! about five years too late, granted, but hurray for bring told by the government you are legally allowed to drive on your own even though in my case i really probably shouldn't be!

i'm not at the actually being allowed to drive on my own legally stage yet. but i should be soon! i am a quick learner and have a lot of time to practice since i'm not doing much this summer. nevertheless, i feel like i should give you a high five. mainly for making me feel like i am not a freak and a late bloomer for not having gotten my license much earlier.
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Post by: JimmyJazz on 07 Jul 2009, 18:02
So I am transferring to college in D.C. this year because my old college was expensive and full of pricks and I really like the new one and it's much more focused on want I want to major in, plus when I visited D.C. for the first time in a while last summer it was awesome. Anyone here a resident of the area who knows of awesome places to check out besides the obvious ones? Last time I checked out all the usual landmarks, museums and some pretty cool clubs/restaurants, but I want info on lesser-known spots ahead of time so I can scope out a run-through of the city when I transfer this fall.
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Post by: Patrick on 07 Jul 2009, 18:06
I can't remember where it is but the Aveda Institute is a great place to get a damn good and inexpensive (considering the cut quality and the service) haircut, because it is where they train their stylists. Just be sure to tip well. Especially if they are really nice, which they are pretty much without fail.

See also: EVERY PUNK VENUE EVER
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Post by: MrBlu on 07 Jul 2009, 18:23
Popular Livermore activities include ghostriding the whip, scraping, going dumb, and repping the hyphy.
Wait, what? Prepare a couch for me.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 07 Jul 2009, 19:11
Guys what the hell am I doing going to university to take a ridiculously expensive law degree when all I actually want is to become a PA, and there are much cheaper courses for that? I mean seriously I'm having a huge crisis now, I have no idea what the hell I'm going to do with a law degree even if it's from Cambridge because all you need to be a PA is good GCSEs and communication skills and shit, I already have those and also I have four and a half grand and in three years the only part of that which will still be true is the first part and I don't want to go into a massive amount of debt just to come out of it and take a qualification equivalent to the ones I'd been sitting six years before.

I mean. Hell. Why did I go to a poncey school where the careers advice was "do you want to be a lawyer or a doctor? Take your pick!". If someone had sat down with me and actually talked through my skillset and my ambitions I would probably never even have taken A levels, I would have taken a BTEC or got an apprenticeship or something.

Bloody hell. Time for bed.

You can always defer. Once you're in somewhere it's usually pretty easy to just change the start date of a course (I can imagine Cambridge being an exception though). Or you can take a break after starting, say finish your first year and then not go any further if you don't want to. That way you aren't in insane amounts of debt but you can always go back if you later decide finishing the degree is something you want to do. It's only three years of your life if you decide it to be, just starting a degree doesn't keep you locked into it and dropping out doesn't stop you finishing some other time, or even in some other subject. I first went to uni to do psychology in Manchester seven years ago, but in a couple of weeks Leeds are giving me a nice bit of paper for English Language And Literature (which is ridiculous since I have never taken a single language module) despite dropping out from there once as well.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Jul 2009, 19:27
Hi Blaggy

I am feeling very tense, very angry, very impatient with everyone and everything. I do not know why but I am trying very hard to bite my tongue and be polite to people when I want them to go away.

Fuck.

Edit: Which all ended as soon as I had a seizure, awesome.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Jul 2009, 20:05
Popular Livermore activities include ghostriding the whip, scraping, going dumb, and repping the hyphy.
Wait, what? Prepare a couch for me.

Yeah man I fail to see anything wrong with this at all
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Post by: Johnny C on 07 Jul 2009, 20:27
i thought scene kids just drank like, bright-colored shit

bright purple drank
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Post by: nobo on 07 Jul 2009, 20:51
my former college roomie just called me and we spent the last 2 hours talking about the good ol' times. His wedding is in 2.5 weeks and I will be driving up to DC for it, so you can expect some tux pictures at the end of the month
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Post by: tania on 07 Jul 2009, 21:42
i started my second job last monday and everything seemed to be going pretty awesome, i was given my work uniform and lots of training and shown around the store and given a big manual to read and then told that i'd be called back and informed when my next shift would be. it's eight days later and i haven't heard anything back yet. is it appropriate for me to call them at this point to figure out what's going on? i really didn't get any kind of vibe that they didn't want me to work there on my first day and they have both a mobile and home phone number to contact me at. it's probably a lot more likely that they are disorganized (they are pretty disorganized) and forgot to call me rather than that i got fired and they forgot to tell me, but ever since being fired from my other part time job last month i am kind of irrational and paranoid about it happening again. also i am still really fucking broke and constantly trying not to panic about that. i know this post is really dumb, too, mostly i am writing it because i am hell of bad at being calm and patient in the situations that need it most. i should really try to work on that.
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Post by: Jimor on 07 Jul 2009, 23:15
Thank you everybody, everything is going as well as can be expected right now. I'm a lot less worried about long term prospects now that the tests are done.  :-)

Tania, it's perfectly appropriate to give them a call to ask what's up. Sometimes after training, it's more a matter of finding a slot in the schedule or regular payroll hours, since training/orientation hours are often "off budget". Good luck with it!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 07 Jul 2009, 23:53
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Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Jul 2009, 23:56
Another pretty cool day, Work in the morning, skipped out early, came home and did a 2-hour Skype date with the lady, shower, shave (good one today! Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes cream + slightly mellowed blade), now listening to The History of Rome podcast and rolling a joint, gonna blaze it and play Guitar Hero: Metallica.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jul 2009, 00:03
So when you are done job hunting you fuck?

Also: Jimor: This could just be a warning of, "Hey, live healthier!" My grandfather had a minor heart attack, but he was fine afterwards. However, he was a major smoker and drinker and did not change his lifestyle and ended up having several more heart attacks and dying in the hospital.

Not trying to scare you, just saying...could be a wake-up call.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 08 Jul 2009, 00:12
Everyone seems to be driving now and I am no exception! I'm starting my first day of real driving tomorrow, meaning I'll be driving on actual streets and stuff, not just parking lots. This is because I just started Behind the Wheel, which for those of you who don't remember/ have different rules for this kind of thing, is three 2 hour sessions of one on one training with an instructor, that has to be done in the 6th month time period in-between getting your permit and taking your license test. I also need to drive 50 hours with parents: 40 at day and 10 at night. I'm not really nervous about driving tomorrow, it'll actually be cool. Wish me luck guys!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 08 Jul 2009, 03:47
Dear blaggy, I just heard a thunder outside. That's the same outside I'm going to fight* in today. Woo fucking whoo. Also, since it's summer and I have too much time on my hands, I've taken up tribalwars again. I used to be addicted, I remember why now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Thomas Edison on 08 Jul 2009, 04:07
When I read through that the first time I thought you were some kind of backyard boxer or something, Snalin.

Now I realize you're just gonna' go see some band.

You let my hopes down.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 08 Jul 2009, 05:20
I didn't pay nearly as much tax as I thought I did. That means not getting nearly the tax return I thought I would. Welp.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 08 Jul 2009, 05:22
  So, Florence is pretty much one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to.  Everything, right down to the language, is lovely.  My Italian is coming along nicely, though I still don't feel all too confident when I'm holding a conversation that extends beyond a few phrases.  Thankfully, I have nearly three weeks left, and considering only a week and a half has gone by, I've learned a ton.

  Unfortunately, my apartment mates are not the sort of people I tend to befriend, and I have a lot of trouble holding a conversation with any of them for more than a few minutes at a time.  They are almost all finance/management students, and are generally really into consumerism and things I think are kind of shallow (this is not helped by the fact that I've been reading a bunch of Baudrillard, Debord, and Perec recently).  Thankfully, going to museums alone is absolutely fine by me.  And most of my apartment mates are nice folks, at least, even if we don't have much in common.  There is one guy, one of my roommates for the month, who I do get along well with though, and it's been nice to have the occasional conversation/dinner with him.

  Basically, I'm really happy with my choices for the summer.  I'm going to go to Rome this weekend, and am pretty excited about that, and I'm starting to juggle ideas for where I'll travel once my course is over.  Life is pretty grand.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 08 Jul 2009, 06:02
I woke up at 3 this morning to my daughter climbing in my bed.  My window was open and it was raining really hard, so I fell asleep again.  Somewhere after I fell asleep, I am convinced the kid shut off my alarm clock.  Today was a TERRIBLE day to run late for work.  I have been working on a project for months for a program being implemented and this is the first week.  I had a conference to be at at 7:30.  It takes me an hour and change to get to work, and I woke up at 6:02 on my own.  I hadn't yet chosen what I was going to wear, and I also had preschool duty this morning.  I am SO impressed with how I managed to get myself dressed, my kid awake and dressed and managed to leave the house only a few min later than usual.  Work status: on time.  How the heck did I do it?  I skipped hair-brushing and tooth-brushing and all of my relax time.  I feel disgusting, but my boss was super impressed with me and my fast driving skills. Time for coffee coffee coffee...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 08 Jul 2009, 06:54
Listerine is VERY handy in such situations.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 08 Jul 2009, 10:13
I spent my afternoon browsing the Uffizi, listening to Steve Reich and Rachel's.  It was pretty much the most wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 08 Jul 2009, 12:19
I'm in my new house and aside from the fact that i've not finished unpacking, i can't connect to the internet, the kitchen is a state even though there's only other person here, and my ceiling fan won't turn off when i've got the light on, it's not bad.


edit: THE INTERNET IS MIIIIINEEEE

edit again: 1000 posts yeeeeeeeah!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 08 Jul 2009, 14:40
Jens I am so excited to meet you. You have no idea.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 08 Jul 2009, 17:19
I cleaned a bit in my apartment today, did the dishes, vanquished all the caked-on grease on my stove, and bought some new silverware. I feel accomplished because of this...

In an hour or so, I'll be rehearsing a bit for tour next month. I have exactly 30 days until I leave!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 08 Jul 2009, 20:20
drank a reasonable proportion of a 1.5 litre bottle of Belvedere last night as well as a bunch of margaritas and gin fizzes and shit and now have the harsh reality of my living room to deal with so I am approaching this the way I do a lot of challenges in life I feel are unreasonable for the moment, by smoking pot and listening to down tempo breaks until I don't want to throw up and die
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jul 2009, 20:23
Had part one of my psychiatric evaluation today. The therapist started asking me about my guitars, told me about his, and mentioned how he really likes Daft Punk (without any mention of them on my part).

I like this guy.

The test I took felt a bit...puritanical. Some of the questions seemed a bit outdated, such as, "Do you believe women should have equal sexual freedom?" The copyright was marked 1970something and the booklet was falling apart. Oh, well. It was interesting.

Edit: And goddamn I am addicted to frying potatoes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jul 2009, 23:36
I superglued a cut closed today. Badass
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 08 Jul 2009, 23:42
cut a slice into my hand between my index and thumb once and sealed it with a silicon gun before going to hospital to get 5 stitches

superglue is actually considerably more badass though when you think about it
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 09 Jul 2009, 01:12
I just wasted $50 I probably shouldn't have been spending anyway on a VMWare certification book that I will never take the test for due to it being 275 fucking dollars.  I know it's my own fault for expecting it to be more kind-of-reasonable like the $180 MS certs, but Jesus fucking Christ who charges $275 for a certification in goddamn fucking VMWare.

Like, when I saw the price I was disgusted/disappointed enough that I threw the book across the room.  Maybe I'll do the study and just not take the exam or something, I don't know.  I need to know more about the kinds of virtualisation technologies people are starting to run these days and ideally I would like to be able to put the cert on my resume, but not quite that badly.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Jul 2009, 01:17
Do you want me to come over and give you another hug?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 09 Jul 2009, 01:34
Books and certifications aren't about technologies anyway, they're about implementations.  Once you've got your head around the idea, virtualisation isn't hard to understand.  All the elaborate ways that processes can be controlled (Vmotion, etc) take a little explaining, but they're not inherently hard - it's just about the products not any principles.  It's not to the credit of recruiters that they don't realise this.

I got my Linux certification in my 50s, when learning is slower than for the young.  I had never used Linux, but did a four-day course and a day of exams (3 of 2 hours).  Easy-peasy, really, once you have the base concepts of an OS in your mind.

Blog blog blog...
Last night, I recorded a concert, for money, for someone I've never met before.  It's the first time I've done this; and I was dead scared, as it put my judgement on the line - a pro had pushed the job over to me because he felt he couldn't handle it and Google told him I could.  I think it went OK.  I'm very tired, though, as I stayed up in London really late to do the processing and editing, and delivered the CD copies before coming home.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 09 Jul 2009, 02:09
Yesterday, I got vacation money from the job I had last year. 2k NOK. Which is.... I dunno 250ish dollars. I wasn't expecting them at all. This is awesome and nice and everything. I havez moneyz.

Now I'm wondering what to spend them on. I've been thinking about getting a new PC, and together with working three weeks with my father to fix up some computers at his workplace (we'll have to remove and replace 70 of them, and then install them), I think I'll have the money I need to get a proper one. YAY! The best part is that since my father is the IT-guy, he has full looting-rights on anything that's not going to be used by his company. And guess what, he bought some awesome gaming graphic cards for the x-ray section there (when dentists take x-rays, they want to see them in HIGH resolution). They turned out to be too big to fit into the computers they had, so now they are just laying around. Yes yes yes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 09 Jul 2009, 03:36
I superglued a cut closed today. Badass

That's what it was invented for.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 09 Jul 2009, 06:54
Yeah, there's very little difference chemically speaking between superglue and the medical glue they use at hospitals for the same thing. Superglue just isn't as sterile.

Superglue is not particularly effective when you cut open the webbing 'twixt your forefinger and thumb; that will require stictches. Be they the kind put in by a medical professional, or the kind put in by yourself in the bathroom of a WalMart with a travel sewing kit sterilized by rubbing alchohol and a cigarette lighter to the needle. Not that I have ever done such a thing...

I superglued a cut closed today. Badass

You, sir, are still badass. I will not dispute that.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 09 Jul 2009, 07:01
Books and certifications aren't about technologies anyway, they're about implementations.  Once you've got your head around the idea, virtualisation isn't hard to understand.

I am thinking about reading through it anyway to fill in the gaps in my knowledge.  I have used the low-level VMWare products and know the theory behind the server-level stuff, I was just looking to put a "VCP" stamp on my CV to make up for the obvious lack of VMWare experience on the thing.  We're in the same job vacancy slump that I expect is happening the world over at the moment, so I am finding it hard to get back into a job, otherwise I wouldn't be quite so annoyed by it.

also,

Do you want me to come over and give you another hug?

Not just yet, thanks.  Let's see how I go at finding a job before I run out of savings, then perhaps I will require another hug!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Jul 2009, 07:26
Holy shit Will.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 09 Jul 2009, 07:30
Dovey: <3
Will: <3

In other news, holy shitfucks I am doing the most boring of training. It is a step-by-step introduction to a new customer care and account management program and the web training session has been designed for people who are entirely computer illiterate. I have been clicking through mind-numbing help bubbles for an hour and a half and I have not learned anything that isn't simple common sense. Please grant me the strength to refrain from throwing my monitor across the room.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 09 Jul 2009, 07:33
I don't suppose turning it into a drinking game would go over too well...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 09 Jul 2009, 09:02
So this week, there are a bunch of tall ships right outside my window for this:  http://www.sailboston.com/home.html  It's so beautiful.  I get off the T and it give me something pleasant to look at immediately and makes my day better.  I want to be on a ship.  I want to be a pirate! That's what they make me think of, though it probably helps that I was reading a book with pirates in it the other day when I first saw these.  It was great. 
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 09 Jul 2009, 09:44
Dear blog thread it is 12:43 am and we are 223/1 chasing like 438 in the first innings? I am going to bed, I don't think I need to worry about Australia being in a bad position tomorrow.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 09 Jul 2009, 11:01
Three of my apartment mates were just talking about how awesome the Wayan brother's movies are.  In particular, 'White Chicks'.  I tried to change the subject, mentioning my favourite contemporary comedy, 'The Big Lebowski'.

"Oh, that movie is retarded."

I decided that the internet was a better place to be.

(I also went wine tasting in Chianti today and it was awesome)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 09 Jul 2009, 11:12
My new room!
Excuse the mess, I'm still not entirely sure where everything's going so it's a bit of a state. It'll be better once I get some more furniture in.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/100_0138.jpg) (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/100_0139.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/100_0140.jpg) (http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/100_0143.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/100_0144.jpg)
Massive bay window! Yesssss.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Metope on 09 Jul 2009, 11:33
Hey guys I'm back home from my big European Adventure! It was amazing and I miss it already! Gonna tell more soon and show you pics when Facebook stops being an ass.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 09 Jul 2009, 12:22
Sam, those plates and that silverware is almost identical to my aunt's.
Crazy.


I have these awesome rice snack things. they are ranch flavored.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Verergoca on 09 Jul 2009, 13:10
Whoooo! I passed my driverslicence test! Now the `lets just take the car and go see europe for a few days` holidayplan can go through! Huzzah!

Also, i just ordered myself a new compootah!

Life is pretty awesome :D
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 09 Jul 2009, 13:18
Holy shit Will.

Holy shit, Will.

Also, I have closed so many cuts with superglue I can't even count them all. That's the fun of being a hobbyist.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 09 Jul 2009, 15:47
My mom's surgery went pretty well, they're pretty sure the cyst was benign.  And I got a new 360 from Microsoft.  Feeling pretty good right about now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 09 Jul 2009, 16:47
I'm starting to get better at the guitar! I'm still an uber noob, but I'm starting to be able to switch from chord to chord now. Woo progress!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 09 Jul 2009, 17:07
I am going to deck this annoying student at the community art school next door to my art store if she insults me one more time. She thinks she's being funny, but she's being annoying as shit. Also, she hits my coworker in attempts to be funny (I guess) and he hates it. Basically she's stupid and sometimes I want to shove her in front of a bus.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jul 2009, 21:45
I hung out with Indians and smoked a lot of pot and watched some television moving pictures with Samuel L. Jackson shooting motherfuckers up yeah
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 10 Jul 2009, 00:34
I watched the first few episodes of the Office's second season today as part of my Summer of Loneliness TV Marathon. Jim and Pam are in their adorable/totally inappropriate flirty phase; Jim is crazy delicious (that is the plot).

I didn't intend to have a Summer of Loneliness TV Marathon this summer, it is just a thing I happened upon, like: "Oh, I have no friends in the city I'm in, and that's probably why I'm watching mind-numbing amounts of television after work everyday to subsidize my own unhappiness." Tomorrow I will probably watch The Simpsons.

I need friends, guys.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 10 Jul 2009, 06:25
I am going to go and TRY to sell my soul for some well-fitting tshirts and shiney lame tights.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: The extra letter on 10 Jul 2009, 06:28
Dear blog thread:

Yesterday, I got out my hair clippers and gave myself the second shortest setting. Feels gooood.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 10 Jul 2009, 07:05
I should not be awake... I have not slept...

I was up talking to this girl... And I played COD4... Next thing I knew, it was 7:30 and I was talking to that girl again...

Oh, yeah. Help.

What do I do if I find myself attracted to this girl, but she was at one point romantically interested in my best friend, but because of her own problems ruined her chances with him, but still harbored feelings for him long after, till the point where at one point neither I, nor any of her other close friends could talk to her without bringing him up in conversation, but now, she seems all flirty with me, and doesn't speak of him much anymore? If anyone actually bothered to read that, my apologies for the jumble, but my mind is awake and spinning with thoughts, and hurting and omg I think I want this girl.  :oops:
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ladybug on 10 Jul 2009, 07:08
That basically sounds like my summer, Yunior, only I have hung out with one friend a couple of times. And I have next week off from work, and will probably watch ridiculous amounts of TV. I also watched the start of season 2 of The Office (will probably watch the rest later, when I'm bored) this summer, for that same reason (Jim/Pam). And I'm working my way through Six Feet Under and 30 Rock, as well as rewatching Pushing Daisies with my youngest brother and rewatching an episode here and an episode there of other shows I really love. I've started on Oz and Arrested Development (seen one season of both) as well, but lost those when my hard drive died, so they will have to wait.

I'm done with my first three weeks of working, and have the next week off, which will be awesome. Then I have one week of work, and I'm off.. But at that point, the vacation is almost over :/ We've had a shitty summer so far, but I guess June and early July is usually pretty bad up here, it just sucks that Trondheim had a bad May as well..

Anyways, they keep complimenting me at work, but it feels weird, because I feel like I ask for help a lot (only maybe 4-5 times a day on average, but still) because I don't have a medical background, so sometimes I'm not sure what they're saying. And, I mean, I guess I don't suck at it, but it's basically just writing what people tell me to write, so how is that something that deserves compliments and bragging? And I could be doing much more than what I am doing, but the backlog was really short. It was only about 250 recordings, and eliminating that only took a week, so there isn't much to do, and I just..sit there and wait for new things to write, because I've only been taught the writing-process, all the other stuff the secretaries do I can't do. Which means I feel like I'm wasting time. Anyways, compliments (unfounded/undeserved ones, especially) really stump me, so I don't know what to say, and that just leads to awkwardness and making other people feel weird. But if I say thanks, I just feel silly and like I'm bragging.. Blah.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 10 Jul 2009, 09:54
I am going to go and TRY to sell my soul for some well-fitting tshirts and shiney lame tights.

Trying to become an AA model/whore?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Drill King on 10 Jul 2009, 10:23
I am going to go and TRY to sell my soul for some well-fitting tshirts and shiney lame tights.

Trying to become an AA model/whore?

Sales associate thank you! (It is very likely I got the job I would be pretty excited if I did because woah man comfy shirts for next to nothing)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 10 Jul 2009, 12:55
Yesterday I hung out with the lady because she was bored waiting for an interview and then after she got the job we went to a mall and hung out and she saw a power rangers wristband and I liked it and so she bought it for me. Then we met her sister there, got some blizzards at dairy queen and then I drove them home, and then went home and applied for a job at Gamestop. Then I spraypainted some miniatures and took a nap for a couple hours. Woke up, played bloodbowl with a friend who came over, got some food, then went to sleep again.
Now I have about 4 or 5 hours to paint quite a few miniatures. Woo.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 10 Jul 2009, 13:03
Blog Thread,
Today is one of those days where I overanalyze things and come to the worst possible conclusion and waste time playing Solitaire.

However, I got a new ring for my nose during my lunch break and I'm headed to the bar with the boys tonight. I think it will be fun!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 10 Jul 2009, 17:45
Blog Thread!

I am back home for a week. Luckily I will be looking after mum's place and not staying the the shithole that is Dad's place, but I still would rather be in Sydney. I have to go looking for bed frames for Dad's birthday and I am not really in the mood to because of how he has been acting lately. I also found a huge amount of empty alcohol bottles in the shed, which makes me want to break something. Also, I can't get my mouse to connect to my computer, so I have to use the touch pad.

Positive note: I get to play with my kitty for a week, and finally can read a story for andy's thread.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 10 Jul 2009, 18:04
I keep thinking to deal with my miserable mood in the worst possible ways.

"Man, I feel horrible. I wonder if there are any interesting pills in my house."
"Man, I feel horrible. Maybe I should just drink a bunch of gin."

"Man, I feel horrible. Maybe I should just go back to bed."
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 10 Jul 2009, 18:12



"Man, I feel horrible. Maybe I should listen to more Prince"
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 10 Jul 2009, 18:17
I do not understand Prince.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 10 Jul 2009, 18:37


"Man, I feel horrible. Maybe I should listen to more Creed."
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 10 Jul 2009, 18:42
I watched the first few episodes of the Office's second season today as part of my Summer of Loneliness TV Marathon. Jim and Pam are in their adorable/totally inappropriate flirty phase; Jim is crazy delicious (that is the plot).

I didn't intend to have a Summer of Loneliness TV Marathon this summer, it is just a thing I happened upon, like: "Oh, I have no friends in the city I'm in, and that's probably why I'm watching mind-numbing amounts of television after work everyday to subsidize my own unhappiness." Tomorrow I will probably watch The Simpsons.

I need friends, guys.

come to the east coast. all of my friends would adore you!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 10 Jul 2009, 18:48
I do not understand Prince.

It is sad, because you seem like a nice boy, but this is just unforgivable.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 10 Jul 2009, 18:51
come to the east coast. all of my friends would adore you!!

Ha ha, love and adoration is only several thousand miles away!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 10 Jul 2009, 19:27
yes but it is in an immense quantity
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 10 Jul 2009, 20:07
I mean abstractly I find Prince entirely hilarious and amusing, but very little has ever compelled me to listen to him.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tinysmidgen on 10 Jul 2009, 20:09
Dear Blogthread:

I can't think, I had this big, awesome, mildly depressing post all thought out, now I can only hear Good Riddance in my head...fucking Green Day messing with my posts. -.-
Well, I can at least say this, I'm scared of screwing up, again...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jul 2009, 20:09
listen to Prince ya cunts
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 10 Jul 2009, 20:55
I mean abstractly I find Prince entirely hilarious and amusing, but very little has ever compelled me to listen to him.
*image removed (saw that coming)*
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jul 2009, 20:57
listen to Prince ya cunts
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Post by: negative creep on 10 Jul 2009, 20:58
Every time she uses the phrase "u know" [sic] in an IM conversation (in German) I regret letting her put her tongue in my mouth. It really makes me sick.

In other news: tomorrow I'm going to meet the perfect girl, wish me luck!

EDIT: dear gods, she just said "cu" in all seriousness.
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Post by: MrBlu on 10 Jul 2009, 21:14
"cu" meaning "cool"?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jul 2009, 21:19
Meaning "see you", perhaps.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Jul 2009, 21:23
Or she was trying to type "cunt" and didn't quite make it.
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Post by: Tyler on 10 Jul 2009, 21:30
My face is so amazingly fried.
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Post by: sean on 10 Jul 2009, 22:37
so at work today we found a little baby bird in the guard office. it was the most adorable little birdie ever! it was so sad though cause we tried to give it food since it was in there for a while but he wouldn't eat so we named him shortbus (inside joke for dumb people+things). we then tried to take him back to the wild and the second we put him down he opened his mouth in a FEED ME type of way and we were all so sad. he was gone a few hours later, i hope nobody ate him. im afraid thats probably what happened though since he couldn't even walk yet.

then tonight there was gonna be a staff party for all the old skool rad kids who worked (i am a rad kid apparently whoo) but i didn't go cause i had prior hookah bar obligations plus my sister (we work at the same place) had obligations too and she's one of my main drinking buddies. plus there would be a girl there interested in me who i am not interested in and that would be bad. plus we got the bombest shisha tonight our boys at the hookah bar treat us so well.

edit: also i found john lennon glasses at work so i have glasses for heavy nugs now.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 10 Jul 2009, 23:05
I wouldn't consider such a widely used derogatory term toward retarded people (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=short+bus) an inside joke. Other than that, cute story though.
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Post by: negative creep on 11 Jul 2009, 04:17
Meaning "see you", perhaps.

This.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 11 Jul 2009, 04:58
So guys one of my best friends just died in a lorry accident going to T in the Park


FUCK
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jul 2009, 05:27
Fuck.
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Post by: allison on 11 Jul 2009, 05:29
Fuck.
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Post by: Dollface on 11 Jul 2009, 05:32
Fuck
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Post by: negative creep on 11 Jul 2009, 07:03
Fuck.





(I'm really sorry to hear that)
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Post by: Dimmukane on 11 Jul 2009, 07:21
FUCK.  I have nothing better to contribute after that.  That outright blows, dude.
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Post by: MrBlu on 11 Jul 2009, 08:22
Fuck.
=[
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 11 Jul 2009, 09:25
That really sucks. I'm sorry.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 11 Jul 2009, 09:28
Thanks guys
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Post by: Liz on 11 Jul 2009, 10:49
Robbie I want to give you a hug so much. This is the best I can do:

o<  (Internet hug!)
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Post by: Yayniall on 11 Jul 2009, 13:59
I was going to post my trifling life, but now I'll wait until the page break.

Fuck man. =(
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 Jul 2009, 14:11
My condolances.
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Post by: StaedlerMars on 11 Jul 2009, 15:07
I'm sorry Robbie. Condolences to you and his family. It's always shocking how those kind of things come out of nowhere.
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Post by: Joseph on 11 Jul 2009, 15:30
  I'm in Rome.  I arrived last night, and head back to Florence tomorrow evening.  Woke up at seven thirty today, and the only time I sat down for more than five or so minutes was to eat dinner, until now.  My feet are killing me, but it was worth it.  Saw a bunch of galleries/museums, a number of churches, and enjoyed walking and exploring.  Took a few pictures, but not many.  Ate a lovely dinner.

  Tomorrow, I'll do more walking.  I plan to hunt down a few of the Carravagio's that are hiding in churches.  Got to see some Fillipo Lippi's, Bernini's, Michaelangelo's for free by doing that today.

EDIT:  My condolences to you as well Robbie.  Fuck says it best, I guess...
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Post by: sean on 11 Jul 2009, 15:39
I wouldn't consider such a widely used derogatory term toward retarded people (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=short+bus) an inside joke. Other than that, cute story though.

eh its my sisters thing. i really don't know many people who say that.

but oops i feel like an asshole now.
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Post by: Patrick on 11 Jul 2009, 15:45
Further condolences for Robbie and the dude's family. That really, REALLY fucking sucks.

Guys,

I am in California and it is not infernal, what the fuck, why is it not infernal, I was promised at least 104 fahrenheit, god damn it

Also I am playing my dad's 1937 Kay acoustic and it's fucking glorious

Also also I am recording a demo sometime this week

Love,
Me

P.S. leavin' for Alaska on 17th
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Post by: Will on 11 Jul 2009, 16:48
Fuck.

Also, my friend called me today and opened the conversation with "I'm homeless now dude, and I don't know what the fuck to do."
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Post by: sean on 11 Jul 2009, 16:57
oh shit robbie i just read yr post.

i am so sorry dude.
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Post by: LittleKey on 11 Jul 2009, 17:34
I'm really really sorry too. fuck =(.
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Post by: MrBlu on 11 Jul 2009, 19:16
I am in California and it is not infernal, what the fuck, why is it not infernal, I was promised at least 104 fahrenheit, god damn it
It was this morning over here. NOT fun.
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 11 Jul 2009, 20:31
That is really awful, man. Damn.
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Post by: negative creep on 11 Jul 2009, 23:56
I saved a little toad's life tonight. We named him Twinky.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 12 Jul 2009, 03:54
Fuck! Robbie I'm so sorry. :(
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Post by: McTaggart on 12 Jul 2009, 09:01
This is a terrible time in this thread to post about how good my weekend was.

I spent the weekend in Margaret River with friends from uni. It was pretty rad. I've returned with a really interesting smelling gin with a botanical I've never heard of before (Meen, apparently), plenty of tasty coffee and tea, sweets and memories of good times. I would have come back with a whole lot of wine too, but I was driving so I didn't get to taste too much and I really don't get much of a chance to drink it. On driving back alone I remembered just how great this part of the world is. So many little beautiful scenes, people in general aren't bad off here, the place has a good reputation and people seem to really strive for quality. I am pretty blessed to live so close.

Also I burnt myself playing with fire. I mean that absolutely literally.
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Post by: Hat on 12 Jul 2009, 11:38
Searching the living room this morning for my keys for work, it is immediately apparent that people have been doing some twisted drugs in my living room for a few days from the weirdly casual arrangement of the objects in it. The positioning of two shifting spanners and a rubber otter in a menageatois the way one couch is turned around to be facing a wall, the words "FUCK YOU" spelled out in discarded pieces of celery.

Good weekend!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Jul 2009, 18:27
I feel for you Robbie.

I got into a fist fight with my roommate because he likes to mouth off about me. I'm mostly angry with myself that I let my emotions get the better of me.

Also, after playing music for three years I've finally decided to start working on my voice, which is still lacking training. Hopefully I will learn to sing in tune so I won't feel totally stiff when asked to go up on stage.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 12 Jul 2009, 19:31
So I hung out with my totes BFF this weekend.  We started off by working out (this was kind of a mistake, I tend to not look at the weights and ache really bad the next day and oh god I can't hold a glass of water without grimacing) and dicking around with Wii Fit for a little bit.  Then we went mini-golfing (20 over par, the both of us) and had some damn good ice cream.  Came back and locked ourselves in her parents' basement with some beer and movies and television shows in which people make asses of themselves.  This morning (after we found out that Snorks is still on TV) she started having a mild panic attack, so we grabbed some BK and went out to a creek for a little bit to relax.  There was a kid there swimming in the creek with his granddad and he was catching all manner of terrified insects and fish.  He told us his name and that he saw Transformers 2 the day after yesterday and that if we tried to fight him he would bite us.  We ran scared and snuck some beer into Ice Age 3, and kept the 3D glasses they gave us even though you're supposed to return them.  After that I came home to more good news; my mom is doing better than the doctors expected, they've already taken her off the Fentanyl and put her on Oxycodone instead.  Everything is just dandy except for my arms.  I can't believe I'm even complaining about them.
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Post by: nobo on 12 Jul 2009, 19:45
pfft, your arms have nothing on what my legs went through today. 1 hour leg workout at the gym, 1.5 hours of basketball, 1 hour of soccer spread out through the day. Pretty typical sunday, which means my legs will be so sore that it will hurt to sit for the next 3-4 days.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 12 Jul 2009, 20:10
Yeah, I know.  I feel like a total pansy.
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Post by: nobo on 12 Jul 2009, 20:17
You're not a pansy. I only said those hurtful things because I was jealous of your awesome day. :(
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Jul 2009, 02:17
MY BOY GETS BACK THIS WEEK
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Post by: est on 13 Jul 2009, 02:36
wooooooooooooo
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Post by: KvP on 13 Jul 2009, 02:47
hoorayyyyy
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Post by: Jace on 13 Jul 2009, 02:52
So, as many of you know, I work part time at a game store that sells miniatures, card games, board games, etc. Well, we were there playing some Dark Heresy (warhammer 40k roleplay) and we have one friend who is a loud person. He gets excited about the game and he just has a loud voice. Now, there were 8 people in the store. The GM, my roommate, loud friend, late friend, big friend, myself at one table, and 2 tables away, was J-bag and his wife. J-bag is also an employee at the store, as is my roommate. At one point when we were being a bit loud, he mentioned that we needed to keep it down because we weren't the only ones in there. Now, with basically us being the ONLY people in there, we all thought he was joking and continued our game as we were. A little while later, J-bag came over to loud friend, got right next to him and not quite yelling, but very close, told him that he had already warned him once and that if he didn't quiet down he wouldn't be welcome in the store anymore. Now, this took the other 5 of us completely by surprise. My roommate actually said "What the fuck Joe?" And tried to offer solutions like us closing the store so he could go home if the noise was bothering him. This really took us all by surprise because we were the only ones in the whole store. it is a pretty big store too.

So now, tomorrow I am going to talk to the owner, because all of us really feel that this was way out of line, honestly, you don't go to a place to play games expecting quiet. And we did offer solutions other than him kicking our friend out. Furthermore, what he didn't say was that the reason he asked us to be quiet was because his wife had a really bad headache. This we didn't learn until she was on her way out and told us. Now, I don't know about you, but if this is a person with a headache who is really super nice about things and who has a really upbeat happy personality despite many physical illnesses, and you present it as such, rather than just saying "shut up because I told you to" it'll be a lot better response overall.

This is really a long drawn out post, but it was bothering me that he would single out that one person in our group (and we are very much regulars) in such a malicious manner.

tl;dr One of the guys that works at the store is a douche, partook in some douchery, upset more than one person, going to talk to the store owner tomorrow.
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Post by: Hat on 13 Jul 2009, 04:18
problem: I want a bowl of cereal but we have three almost empty packets of cereal there is not nearly enough in any one packet to make a decent sized bowl what do I do what do I do

solution: mega-hybrid bowl of cereal aw yeah
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 13 Jul 2009, 10:46
I had a bad news/good news lunch today:

I went for some fast-food hamburger action, and when I went to pay with my debit card, they told me the card was declined. I have money in my account, so that's not an issue; apparently, my card isn't working right, so I have to call my bank and find out why. That was the bad news.

The good news is that the girl taking my order told me "Your card is being declined, don't worry about it" and gave me my lunch for free. So I got free lunch today.
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 13 Jul 2009, 13:30
What happened to TANSTAAFL? I had delicious boudain for lunch. Om nom, Cajun food.
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Post by: Joseph on 13 Jul 2009, 13:37
At dinner the conversation in my apartment revolved around how it is stupid to give a child a treat after they've played a sport if they've lost.  How this reinforces bad behavior, and will eventually lead to these children being losers when they grow up.

I do not want these people to have children.

I left just as the conversation turned to how great Teisto is.

But life is still pretty great, apart from apartment mates.  Started a new book today, went for a lovely walk, and class was fun.
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Post by: wafflecone on 13 Jul 2009, 14:36
So the world doesn't want to hire me but I would really like to get money get paid. Eeeeek. Back to Montreal in a month and a bit! Things will eventually be looking up hopefully.
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Post by: MrBlu on 13 Jul 2009, 16:10
I left just as the conversation turned to how great Teisto is.
What's wrong with DJ Tiesto?
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Post by: Joseph on 13 Jul 2009, 16:15
A lot, in my opinion.  But maybe I am just biased because every Saturday during my year in university residence, I would be woken up in the morning by the person across the hall from me blasting Tiesto.

Though I'm pretty sure it's just bad.
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Post by: Hat on 13 Jul 2009, 16:17
The only good thing I have to say about Tiesto is that when he came to play the club I worked at, people were on so many drugs that I didn't actually need to do very much work at all all night.

(also I guess he has a pretty cool name to say in a funny voice)

Then again I dig on BANGING TECH HOUSE and minimal shit so I cannot really criticize anyone for liking tedious, repetitive dance music, but I guess mostly I just get bored holding my hands above my head for more than a few minutes at a time.

Also you need really good drugs to get into trance and I just don't have connections that good tbh.

is being sad+stoned a viable career

Are you any good at it because I've been thinking about hiring someone to do that for me to free up some spare time.
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Post by: Aimless on 13 Jul 2009, 16:22
Dear blog thread,

My head is full of happy sounds, currently from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8K54UYjIR4

The world needs more of her spirit.

I have been slacking off for a week now, instead of writing the damn' paper, which is no good at all. I mean you can't publish if you don't write, and you certainly can't get paid for a paper you haven't written. Tomorrow, I get out of this slump, realise that summer is just as good this week as it was a couple of weeks ago, and get back to enjoying my awesome life.

Dear blog thread, I like summer very very much. I don't want it to ever end, ever! Summer is like a bowl of cold vanilla yoghurt for my soul, only warmer.
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 13 Jul 2009, 17:12
Tiesto is one of the reasons why even though roughly 70% of the music I listen to nowadays is electronic music if someone asks me if I "like electronic music" i tend to say no. If I slip and say yes I'll have to awkwardly try to deflect the conversation away from Tiesto/Trance/Guidocore.
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Post by: MrBlu on 13 Jul 2009, 17:19
Also you need really good drugs to get into trance and I just don't have connections that good tbh.
Whoops, forgot why I like Trance.
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Post by: Spluff on 13 Jul 2009, 18:51
So I decided to skip specialist math and stay at home listening to oldschool jungle. Life choices aww yeah
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Post by: Christophe on 13 Jul 2009, 18:58
Yelleycon '09 took place yesterday and ended at noon today. 'Twas great. Played Patrick's guitar and he played mine, which may constitute some sort of awful sexual innuendo.
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 13 Jul 2009, 19:09
I am almost done painting my bedroom to its new color, which according to Behr paint is called Mexican Chile. It's very close to a brick red, just a little brighter and more orange tinted, with white as the trim color. I have learned some things about painting in the time I've worked on my room, and I'm really satisfied with the results/surprised the paint looks so even, and I'm also really glad I took the time to properly mask before I attempted the baseboard. Now once the final coat has dried I have to clean up, move everything back in the room and reinstall things like the wall thing for my T.V. which is all going to be harder than it was moving it all out.

Also tomorrow I start my new job, or rather, my old job, yet again. While I was in Paris the owner of the pizza and sub place I quit angrily during a lunch rush some time back in the middle of May called me up and asked me to come back to work. It has become apparent now that I'm back in the states that she did this over the head of the two main managers, which I guess she totally has the power to do but I'm worried about what could potentially be a tense workplace situation. I took the job because once again of course I'm really desperate for money, but I'm starting to wonder if this whole situation is unhealthy. I mean, I've worked on and off at this place for over two years, and while last time was the only time I've ever actually said "I quit", maybe its time for me to try moving on? Hell I don't know, I was under a lot of stress at the time.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Jul 2009, 19:19
So my dog got loose and was barking outside.

He was by the other dog that was chained up. When I reached down to grab him, the chained dog jumped up, excited to see me, and smashed her paw into my nose, forcing it upwards and making it bleed.

I now have a killer headache due to my dog punching me in the face.

As bad as that is, I'm still laughing at the sheer stupidity of it all.
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Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 13 Jul 2009, 19:43
I have a week left before I go on a mission trip to a small town in central Texas. It's been a record heat-type summer. Forecasts are saying 100 degrees for our work area. Whee.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 13 Jul 2009, 20:48
I'm a nerd.
Therefore, I will be seeing Harry Potter at midnight with a bunch of friends.
Fun.
I'm excited even though the movies suck in general.
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Post by: sean on 13 Jul 2009, 20:54
guys i might have to see that night at the museum move tomorrow.

im scared.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 13 Jul 2009, 20:59
That movie is pretty bad. Although, it could be an Adam Sandler movie.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Jul 2009, 01:40
I swear to fucking god I will flip the fuck out on the next person to tells me that I need to sleep more at night like it's some casual choice I make.

This is not fucking easy for me. My parents, my grandparents, teachers, counselors, no one seems to fucking grasp that I just don't sleep at night, and that if I could, I would. My father is pressuring me to now and it drives me nuts because he doesn't understand how I will lie awake for hours and hours on end just staring at the ceiling and doing nothing and I am so bored just lying there that I am literally crying out of boredom. He doesn't understand how trying to force me into a diurnal sleep cycle depresses me and just wears me down to nothing and makes me angry and bitter and makes me hurt myself and others.

Christ, I don't want to be the guy who yells "You don't understand me! No one understands me!" because I know there are people who do, but goddammit if everyone around me doesn't. I'm so stressed out and depressed by things so easily that I'm shaking pretty much constantly and I never tell anyone about it because fuck if they care, they have their own problems so I just have to shut up and deal with my own problems, my own insecurities, my own quirks and fuck ups and my own voices and hallucinations and my own goddamn everything. I can't help myself because I'm not strong enough to help myself, and the only thing I can do is play music and try to help others, because I'm only strong enough for them.

And now I'm in such a stressed out position that I can't even reach out to anyone else because I'm drowning myself and it's just gnawing at me over and over again. Fuck, so I can't afford food, or health insurance, or a house. I'm going to make it - somehow - but in the meantime I'm just going slowly crazy over everything that I just want to stand on my roof and scream until I can't scream anymore

Edit:

tl;dr: FML because I don't deal with stress well
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Post by: Patrick on 14 Jul 2009, 02:27
Yelleycon '09 took place yesterday and ended at noon today. 'Twas great. Played Patrick's guitar and he played mine, which may constitute some sort of awful sexual innuendo.

I loved your Lead II. The one thing I didn't like about it was the nut, it liked to give a weird buzzing sound. That's okay though, my Jag likes to choke out if you bend the high E string anywhere (I think that's something to do with that bridge saddle, but I'm gonna replace with a Mustang bridge eventually anyway). Whatev. It was fun as hell over there.

Dear blog,

I'm starting to get really sad. I miss my friends back in Albania. I miss them REAL bad. I miss Nita especially, my Kosovar little sister. And her sister too, and my (now ex-)girlfriend Donika. I'm starting to get depressed over this. I'm really upset, at very least, but the too-familiar symptoms of depression are starting to set in, and I'm wondering if I shouldn't make an appointment to see somebody as soon as I get to Sitka. I don't want to jump the gun and just start assuming I've got depression again, but man, I remember what it was like, and this feels a lot like it. I really wasn't ready to leave Albania. My life had only just started to become interesting to me, and now I am back where I started in Luxembourg, not having a whole lot of interest in a lot of things that I normally love.

Interesting thing in my family life kindof developed today. See, my stepbrother's girlfriend has 3 kids, Logan, Remy, and Nathan. Charming little rascals, the lot of them. The one thing that kindof weirds me out: now I am Uncle Patrick. Whoa holy shitdicking shits, that is just so WEIRD to me. And it's even weirder hearing my dad and stepmom refer to each other as "Grandpa" and "Yaya" when referring to each other in talking to the kids. I was just talking to Yelley today, we were talking about how long it's actually been since we first joined the forums, and all the shit that's happened since then. And then not even 5 hours after this conversation, three little boys are calling me their uncle.

Too many changes. Too fucking many changes.

Love,
Me!
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Post by: Hat on 14 Jul 2009, 02:35
I'm drunk as shit and this weed my housemate has had for the last few days keeps giving me really bad vertigo for some really weird reason and the only thing worse than really bad vertigo is really bad vertigo when you are drunk on a lot of different drinks.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 14 Jul 2009, 03:46
Between Patrick's post and the movie The Proposal this is now the second day in a row I actually hear about the town of Sitka, Alaska. Weird ...

Anyway, sorry to hear about your depression, Patrick. Good luck!

Also: The Proposal: nice movie and it has a very, very cute samoyet puppy in it which is always good.
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Post by: nobo on 14 Jul 2009, 04:12


Try some Advil PM
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Post by: allison on 14 Jul 2009, 10:47
This is the second time that tentative plans for me to go away have been cancelled and really I'm just going to go crazy if nothing works out soon.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Jul 2009, 14:27


Try some Advil PM

Tempted.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 14 Jul 2009, 14:34
it worked for me. start off with half a pill otherwise you're going to end up super groggy. also, you need to do something to justify taking a pain killer, so go run until your legs give out first.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Jul 2009, 14:37
That doesn't matter, I'm like, constantly, constantly exhausted to the point of collapse all the time, anyways. I just can't sleep.
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Post by: supersheep on 14 Jul 2009, 16:18
So over the past couple of weeks I guess I have been feeling pretty down in the dumps. After pretty much a whole lifetime of doing the minimum necessary in schoolwork, it finally came back to bite me in the arse, when I got my final results from college and just missed out on the II.1 (a B, I guess, for non-overcompensating colleges) I needed to get into a masters course. Seeing as I (currently) wanna go down the academia route, this was obviously not great, and I've spent a fair amount of time moping and just generally doing absolutely nothing. I wrote a lot of begging letters to colleges in the hope that something would pay off.

I just got back from a friend's house to find an email sitting in my inbox offering me a place in a masters degree course in history in my old college. While it's not my first choice, it's still something I'll have no problem going on with. I am so indescribably relieved right now, I even cried a tiny bit.
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Post by: Patrick on 14 Jul 2009, 16:29
Between Patrick's post and the movie The Proposal this is now the second day in a row I actually hear about the town of Sitka, Alaska. Weird ...

Anyway, sorry to hear about your depression, Patrick. Good luck!

Also: The Proposal: nice movie and it has a very, very cute samoyet puppy in it which is always good.

Thanks. I'm working on it. A struggle, just like always, but at least I learned a few things the last time things were like this.

FYI, that film was actually filmed somewhere in either Connecticut or Massachusetts. The city council of Sitka is pissed about it, but they're entirely to blame. They got greedy and asked for more money than the film people had offered, and then they got all butthurt when not only did they not get any money, but they also didn't get more than 15 seconds of actual Sitka footage in the damn film.

I bet Sitka looks better in the film than it actually is in real life.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 14 Jul 2009, 21:55
I just sat the worst exam I've ever sat in my life. The kind where you sit down and then half an hour after the time starts you open the paper. The sort where you start each question but just lose the drive to bother finishing any of them. I spent maybe a third of the time sitting there playing with this blister I've got on my finger or just looking at my pen. I wrote a little note to my lecturer telling him that I am sorry for failing his unit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 14 Jul 2009, 22:26
aughghghgh i cut my thumb preppin mushrooms for frying and now it still really hurts hours later ffffff
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 14 Jul 2009, 23:08
Hung out today and saw lots of stuff for BRAVE NEW VOICES, saw Deja K. Taylor, Miles Hodges, Jesse Welch and more awwww yeaaaaaaah Lots of exciting poetry going on in Chicago this week.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 15 Jul 2009, 00:20


Try some Advil PM

Tempted.
Nah, just have some "private time" and don't go straight from the PC to bed.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 15 Jul 2009, 00:57
Lately when I am in deep-thinking mode (11 PM - 1 AM) I start wondering if what I really want in life is to be a straight-up writer's writer, and not some filthy fake, doing the journalist thing.

Regardless, I will probably be a homeless.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Jul 2009, 03:13
Hang on a minute maybe I am not reading this in the right way but how is journalism "fake"?

Dear Blog Thread today I went to see an accountant. I'm pretty sure this makes me a square or something.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 15 Jul 2009, 03:22
Dovey this is not good - it is now only a matter of time until you become an accountant and become so insufferably dull that you will have to be cordoned off from society.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Der Golem on 15 Jul 2009, 03:24
Sup blawg

I don't really know you guys enough for it to be approperiate to talk about this kind of stuff here, but the nature of my problem is such that I can't discuss it with any of my real life friends. The thing is, basically, that a dude friend of mine raped a lady friend of mine. We were at a festival, we were hanging in his hotel room, and when it was time for the rest of us to head on to the camping site, this girl was too drunk too even walk. Her and the boy had kissed earlier that night, they are friends, and there was even a mattress on the floor, so leaving her there seemed ok to everyone.

The next day, I hear they slept together. My train of thaught here is something like "Alright, who am I to say anything, they can make their own decisions". The girl is in a bad mood the whole day, and she cries at least once. Nothing new though, she sometimes does that when she drinks. A few days after this she makes an offhand comment about being raped that night. I ask her to please repeat that, she says no and tells me to forget about it.

Now I am in the awkward position of not being able to remain friends with the guy, but also not being able to say anything about this to anyone ever, meaning most of my friends will still be good friends with the dude.

(slight edit, there was an incomplete sentence in there)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Jul 2009, 03:59
Dovey this is not good - it is now only a matter of time until you become an accountant and become so insufferably dull that you will have to be cordoned off from society.

oh no i did not know accountancy was contagious why did no one tell me
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 15 Jul 2009, 04:31
This is what occupied most of my afternoon and night: It is now 4:30am. Still needs more rivets and a few other minor things:
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/IMG00333.jpg)
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a127/r3an1m4t3d/IMG00334.jpg)

For those curious, it is actually two smaller tanks that have been welded (glued) together in the middle. There are mini powerplants and a comm tower built into the tank, and the boyz all stand on the back platform waiting to jump off and bust up da heads of some weedy gits. The tank is about 8" long by 5.5" high by 5" across. Also, it was ridiculously fun to make.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 15 Jul 2009, 04:55
why is it that despite applying for jobs all over the place and still kind of applying for jobs the only people who hire me are in retail and sales and i am the worst person ever at those kind of jobs. like, literally, the worst employee at both places where i work. it's kind of bumming me out, not just because i need these jobs and i don't want to be fired, but because i actually kind of enjoy working hard and doing a good job and wow i never realized how incredibly fucking bad at retail i was until now.

i have a lot of other skills! fuck youuuu economy
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 15 Jul 2009, 05:21
Tania have you ever considered bartending or serving? I find them very, very different from retail and restaurants are like revolving doors in terms of employment (some people aren't cut out for it - probably the ones good at retail) so there are often open spots. Get your SmartServe though, that's a really useful credential and it's easy to get.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 15 Jul 2009, 05:45
Lately when I am in deep-thinking mode (11 PM - 1 AM) I start wondering if what I really want in life is to be a straight-up writer's writer, and not some filthy fake, doing the journalist thing.

Regardless, I will probably be a homeless.

You need a day job to be a writery writer in any case. Unless you're writing for TV or something.

Also journalism is pretty great. It takes talent to be a good journalist and write interesting copy, I think. Journalism is also a good way to Make A Difference In The World if that is your kind of thing. Last week I saw the enviro reporter basically expose a mining company for polluting a town's water supply. Today the health reporter took the country's health-care system to task for not having an adequate response to swine flu, and both of those stories have resulted in something being done.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 15 Jul 2009, 06:10
Hung out today and saw lots of stuff for BRAVE NEW VOICES, saw Deja K. Taylor, Miles Hodges, Jesse Welch and more awwww yeaaaaaaah Lots of exciting poetry going on in Chicago this week.

JEALOUS!
I'll be in Chicago in less than a month to try my hand at the Green Mill slam. Now that it's less than 30 days away, I am officially nervous.

Blog thread, yesterday I basically had a series of conversations at work that all congealed at the end into one of the biggest mindfucks I've ever had. Now I'm pretty much not in an entirely healthy mental state and not sure how I'm going to deal with having to be around people all day today.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 15 Jul 2009, 14:04
My mom just told me that I should get laid more (exact words: "it's important to be having frequent sex, even if it's singular!") to help ensure my prostate health. She wasn't even joking.

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Jul 2009, 14:19
Der Golem, it's possible that your friend made a bad word choice which she now regrets (which would explain why she won't talk about it again) to describe a situation she regrets getting into. The word rape is a very loaded term and triggers a very serious reaction in most people so she most likely needs to sort out in her head what she believes happened that night and what she feels about it, and what to do next. Just let her know that you are there if she needs you but don't worry until she tells you to, if that doesn't sound too callous.

I went to see Harry Potter today! It was good, I laughed a lot. I'm beyond the point where I pick apart the films for not being word-for-word like the books but it wasn't as good as reading it. Anyway, glad I saw it and I was amused by the number of teenagers there. Then I thought about it and realised that the people my age are the ones who grew up with the books. I first read them when I was in primary school; the release of book two is one of the only things I remember from before I was ten or so.

Been thinking about growing up a lot lately. We were talking about a family friend at tea today and I realised that I remember her when she was my age. She is now nearly thirty and has a baby. This is incredibly weird to me. Also on the bus to the film my friends and I were talking about people we remember thinking were so grown up (schoolmates, student teachers and so on) who we are now older than.

Basically, how the hell did I get to be this old without noticing it? Furthermore, how did everyone else get to be so old?

Also my mum casually mentioned something about me being her witness at her wedding in September today, like it was a foregone conclusion. I don't even know if I want to go to the wedding yet, although I guess I will so that I don't upset them, but I am fairly sure I would remember agreeing to that kind of thing. And I don't even know if I want to be a witness to a wedding I'm not all that happy with. Don't get me wrong, they're happy and I'm glad but I don't like it to the point of wanting to be an actual legal part in the ceremony. I have some thinking to do, I guess.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 15 Jul 2009, 16:11
Went around to my friend's house and had some stimulating discussions over a game of Fallout 3, and  smoked way too many cigarettes and ate a pizza good times!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 15 Jul 2009, 16:23
My mom just told me that I should get laid more (exact words: "it's important to be having frequent sex, even if it's singular!") to help ensure my prostate health. She wasn't even joking.

I am only about two hours away from your current location Patrick. If you make a booty call though you're paying my gas money.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Jul 2009, 16:33
Hey, iBlog!

Today was the university's annual IT staff conference.  Quite a decent set of talks this year, but the last one had no interest for me, so I skipped it and went out to buy a pizza for supper.  I returned, though, for the closing reception, to chat to some folks and drink wine.  The last talk over-ran, so being stuck waiting on my own and at a loose end I thought, what the hell, I'll fill in the feedback form; oh, can't be bothered to dig under the pizza for a pen; oh, there's one on the table.  OK, so the form went into a raffle.  So I won the first prize!  Woo!  A 16GB iPod Touch - I have not much use for it for music (my 120GB iriver H340 will do, thanks), but it's a great pocket wi-fi client for browsing and checking my email in hotspots when I'm travelling.

A good day.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eli on 15 Jul 2009, 17:07
Paul, there's a pretty cool game called  Zen Bound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRVN0mfV7MA) for the ipod touch. It's quite soothing, if that's your kind of thing.


Blog Thread,
I'm still trying to recover from a migraine I had from yesterday until this morning. Blaaah. I've kept hydrated and I've eaten, but feel drained. Maybe I just need some sleep.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Metope on 15 Jul 2009, 17:17
Bloggie, I just tried to dye my hair in a dark brownish red colour, but it somehow turned dark purple. I don't hate the colour itself, but my eyebrows were still mousy brown, so I used an eyebrow pencil that I thought was almost brown/black that turned out do be red/brown and oh god now I look like a clown. Good thing I can remove it in the shower, but my brows will still not match my hair tomorrow since I don't have the right pencil. Right, enough vanity from my part, good night all.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 15 Jul 2009, 17:27
I got a haircut! I have no camera, though. Also, this has been the third night in a row I have had horrible nightmares. Suggestions?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 15 Jul 2009, 17:42
goddamnit someone sell me some weed I've been working six day weeks for the last month and using my day off to get my shit done, now this week I finally have TWO days off and all I want to do is sit around and get high damnit
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 15 Jul 2009, 18:17
You need a day job to be a writery writer in any case. Unless you're writing for TV or something.

Also journalism is pretty great. It takes talent to be a good journalist and write interesting copy, I think. Journalism is also a good way to Make A Difference In The World

I'm starting to worry that journalism is a craft I love and an industry I hate. I agree 100%, journalism is great: its capacity to change the world I live in is something I really sincerely believe in, and it can be a incredibly fulfilling experience, taking you places you'd otherwise never go and talking to people you'd otherwise never meet. (It also kind of makes me happy on an artsy-fartsy-philosophical level, 'cause of one's relative inability to ever be objective. Like, it's totally easy to avoid blatant pontificating in a news article, but slippery things like word choice give away your entire perspective on the world and everything in it, in ways which are really, really difficult to anticipate.)

But it's also an industry that is totally, mind-bogglingly saturated with bullshit. I feel such disenchantment with all the journalists I've met, who I have thus far learned to compartmentalize by distinguishing them into two categories, Delusional and Big Meanies. Delusional journalists are the people responsible for the clusterfuck that is Michael Jackson's death-by-media-overload. They are responsible for all the stories about Twitter. When a little girl goes missing, and turns up dead, and it becomes an American Tragedy, they are the journalists that camp out on the family's lawn to get a quote ask how they are doing. (As if, when your daughter goes missing and dies, you have anything to say besides I am Sad and Please Get Off My Lawn, You Tremendous Pricks.) They justify all this with the belief that they are covering the story audiences want to hear. To some degree, it is probably true; the offensive underbelly is they produce journalism that is exploitive or morbidly detached from reality. They have zero sense of the big picture.

Big Meanies are the people I used to respect. They cover really important stories, and are most likely to make a difference in the world. What I abhor about them is that they are jaded and they hate their own audience. It is a little harder to sort out my feelings about them, but they are tremendously ugly and depressing people. I am not really ready to lose my sense of hope or compassion. This post is too long, and more important things are being discussed. Rape! I am quitting this post. Also, how do I go about getting a job in writing for television?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 15 Jul 2009, 18:50
My mom just told me that I should get laid more (exact words: "it's important to be having frequent sex, even if it's singular!") to help ensure my prostate health. She wasn't even joking.


Truth, but at your age, not something to worry about.

goddamnit someone sell me some weed I've been working six day weeks for the last month and using my day off to get my shit done, now this week I finally have TWO days off and all I want to do is sit around and get high damnit
Am I allowed to do internet dealing?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 15 Jul 2009, 18:58
This morning, I cut my own hair to have bangs. My husband came home at lunch and said, "I'm going to laugh at you forever." I'm still trying to decide if I like it (photo in the HAIR thread). This afternoon I bombed an interview for an advertising sales position that I really should have known better than to apply for in the first place. Tonight, I found out that we were outbid on yet another house offer.  Boo.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 15 Jul 2009, 19:00
goddamnit someone sell me some weed I've been working six day weeks for the last month and using my day off to get my shit done, now this week I finally have TWO days off and all I want to do is sit around and get high damnit
Am I allowed to do internet dealing?

reading an article about the singularity the other day and how more things than we expect might be able to be transformed into data to be disseminated across computer networks.

short answer: not yet!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 15 Jul 2009, 19:02
Playing pool using limes on a miniature table works surprisingly well, and by surprisingly well I mean I kicked ass at it. I now have arm strain from an incredibly lengthy battle using squishy promotional pigs as ammunition. My friends had an enormous box of them, they just have that kind of a house. This experience has confirmed for me that growing up is for complete losers. All of this made me feel considerably better after the indignity of having to persuade the state to give me my damn JSA, although that also has the advantage of making me officially dole scum again and properly lumpen-proletariat.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 15 Jul 2009, 19:17
Regardless, I will probably be a homeless.

Don't be so negative.

Prostitution can be an enormously lucrative enterprise.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 15 Jul 2009, 19:19
Am I allowed to do internet dealing?

If you do, I fully expect you to hook me up. I lost my dealer a few months ago, and I have been sober for far too long!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 15 Jul 2009, 19:34
I'm pretty sure Neil Fallon said it right:
Everybody move to Canada, smokin' lotsa pot! Everybody move to Canada RIGHT NOW!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 15 Jul 2009, 19:40
Hey Blogthread, I should right some shit in you since I never actually do!

I'm having tremendous problems being online recently. The problem stems from the fact that I have two jobs which are super busy right now and I am also spending quite a few nights during the week away from my home because a) my brother is living in my home and he is something of a pain and b) if I stay with my friend Jay in town rather than suffering the sixty mile commute every single bastard day, I get to sleep a little bit more, which is improving my mood no end. Unfortunately, Jay's flat does not have an internet connection. This started off being a mild discomfort to me but has recently become genuinely irritating because I really do like my comfortable online existence which until recently I was able to maintain on an at least semi-regular basis. I really do like the internet! I like the folks I know through the interblags and I miss people when I don't get to talk to them occasionally. However, I really do need to be employed and I really do need sleep. It's a problem!

Reactions to my inability to maintain a stable online presence thus far have ranged from -

1) Oh huh, that guy hasn't been around much.
2) What have you been up to man, we need to catch up!
3) You are not online and thus you do not like me any more. I take this very very personally.
4) I legitimately hate you. I sincerely hope you die for doing this to me. I am currently organising a series of events which will see you glued to a deckchair and kicked down an endless marble staircase.

I am definitely in a transitional part of my life right now and thus, I am not able to spend so much time online. However, the way things are looking, the next couple of weeks will continue to be very busy and then after Chicago, I will hopefully be able to resume my online presence to its previously sad status and hopefully get that website I've been not working on very hard online with the help of some of you. Please be patient. Do not take my absence as a sign of disinterest or worse. I am here and every single one of you is in my thoughts on a fairly regular basis if I am online or not. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 15 Jul 2009, 19:44
Yeah, Allison, we get it. The US is a shithole and Canada is awesome. You don't have to rub it in our faces.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Cadeonehalf on 15 Jul 2009, 20:51
Blog Thread, this has not been a good night. Long story as follows:

After moving back home for the summer, I found out from my kid sister (she's still in high school) that she smokes pot. I really didn't care that she did, and said so. The fact that I didn't care meant that I was willing to pick her up when she couldn't be seen by our Mom, who does care. This afternoon, little sis called me at home asking for a ride back from a friend's house. My mom heard me talking to her and said she had an errand to run anyways so she would go get my sister on the way back. It wasn't until after she left to go get her that it dawned on me that my sister (let's call her Mary so I don't need to keep typing that) might've called me specifically because she was out smoking with said friends.
Obviously my Mom picked up Mary high as a kite and quickly figured out what was up. Apparently when the interrogation began, my sister (convinced that I had ratted her out) told Mom something along the lines of me approving of her actions. They got in a big fight, Mom was crying when they got home. She yelled at me a bit for not telling her what Mary was up to (which I didn't initially think was really her business). Mary has yet to talk to me since getting home, but she's really mad at me.

Truth be told, I was worried about how much she was smoking- ever since she broke up with her boyfriend its been a daily ritual to get so high she could barely do anything and then call me to drag her ass home. Now both of them think I betrayed them and neither will believe me when I say I had no intention of any of this happening.
...I really want the summer to be over... :-(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 15 Jul 2009, 21:04
Tommy I thought you loved me I don't want to hear your shit you cad.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 15 Jul 2009, 21:13
stuff

The type of journalism will vary with the publication you're at, I think. Most of the people at the paper I'm at seem to genuinely love their job, though morale is definitely quite low with the amount of redundancies that have been going around.

With regards to TV stuff, over here you'd ring up the particular TV station/program you're interested in working for, and basically pimp yourself out as an intern (most of them are open to unpaid interns if you have relevant training, though the more popular programs and stations can be quite competitive). Then while you're there you make sure you speak to the writers and say you're interested in doing some writing and is there any possible way you can help them out with anything.

Writing for community TV stations would a good way of getting relevant experience also.

Another way which is more competitive to get into but actually has a job at the end is through a cadetship with a government broadcaster, but I've no idea if they have this kind of thing in the US.  

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 15 Jul 2009, 21:17
There was a bunch of redundancies at The West just recently as well, including 30 from the editorial department. Although as far as I can tell everybody who got made redundant is pretty happy about it because they wanted to, and The West is a merciless vortex that will eat your soul.

Reactions to my inability to maintain a stable online presence thus far have ranged from -

5) Tommy hasn't been online? I guess I didn't really notice. C'est La Vie.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 15 Jul 2009, 21:20
I was actually gonna write one like that in but it would only have worked if it was 1) and I was too lazy to change all the numbers.

So lazy.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 15 Jul 2009, 21:25
Setting up a party bus for my girl and her friends for a 21 st birthday party.  I've decided to go ahead and foot half the bill myself and see if other people would be willing to throw in some money themselves, as it is their idea.   They won't.  I don't believe it.  I asked for 15 bucks for 6 hours on a nice limo party bus and people are whining that they don't want to go if they have to pay.  

So then I had to discuss with my girls parents about possibly paying part of the bill too.. so now they want to go and they want to bring some of their friends (who are in their mid to late 40s)... There is gonna be like 7 people over 40 and 7 people 21 to 25.  Which maybe it will be fun with older people?

My issue is my girlfriend asked me to stay sober the whole night in case people that live out of town need rides home.  yay....
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 15 Jul 2009, 21:33
Clara! And Nick! Here is an article about (science) journalism (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/07/a_tale_from_the_trenches_of_sc.php). Hopefully Not Science Journalism will make you less jaded but geeeeeeez (though the author--PZ Myers--'s wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pz_myers) would fix that, maybe.)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scarychips on 15 Jul 2009, 21:34
Blog Thread, my life is getting boring.

In the past 3 days, I've been doing the same thing. I wake up, brush my teeth, read for hours, play a bit of violin, play a bit of Rock Band, then, I put on some Beatles and continue to read until about midnight. After that, I begin to draw things in my sketchbook (I'm actually preparing a "project") and I go to sleep.
I need to get out more but nobody wants to. Not even my girlfriend and that bores me even more. I tried to find a job, but apparently, they didn't get my CV at the local grocery store and other places don't need anyone. My best friend is in Lebanon, my other friends either have jobs or are just getting plain bored, but they don't feel like doing nothing and my girlfriend is will be out of town for the next weekend.

For those who didn't care to read: FUCK I'M BORED!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 15 Jul 2009, 21:51
Woke up at 8 am, drank tea, smoked cigarettes, headed into town to sort out uni dramas, get my glasses adjusted, then I bought Dirty Mind on vinyl and some marijuana!

Good day!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Jul 2009, 22:59
My mom just told me that I should get laid more (exact words: "it's important to be having frequent sex, even if it's singular!") to help ensure my prostate health. She wasn't even joking.

Not so simple! (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090126082343.htm)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 15 Jul 2009, 23:16
I'm pretty sure Neil Fallon said it right:
Everybody move to Canada, smokin' lotsa pot! Everybody move to Canada RIGHT NOW!
Canada: Weed.
Jamaica: More weed.

Canada: LazerQuest
Jamaica: No LazerQuest.

I'm torn.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 15 Jul 2009, 23:50
I am only about two hours away from your current location Patrick. If you make a booty call though you're paying my gas money.

Fuck that shit man, I already have tickets for my Albania visit in November (fuckin' psyched, get to go to Bosnia for Thanksgiving), I've got shit lined up ALREADY. I really gotta get a calendar or something.

My mom just told me that I should get laid more (exact words: "it's important to be having frequent sex, even if it's singular!") to help ensure my prostate health. She wasn't even joking.

Not so simple! (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090126082343.htm)

So basically you are telling me that I should not get laid until I'm like 40?

FUCK

THAT
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Jul 2009, 00:11
I have to say that it's weird for me to read about someone who is excited about going to Albania. I grew up when that fucking wall was still up and the feeling that everything is fucked up on the other side has never left me.

So, your happy eastern european stories just weird me out and make me realise that I'm OLD.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Jul 2009, 00:17
Hey Pat what is that term for sexually frustrated you had?

Dear Blog Thread,

I am ______. I am so, so, so so ________
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 16 Jul 2009, 00:51
Spaqia?

In my head I am pronouncing it "Spa-chee-uh"
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 16 Jul 2009, 00:52
If it helps, Tommy, I think you're a sack of shit but it's unrelated to how much you've been online.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 16 Jul 2009, 00:54
Yes Ed that is how you say it

Also I am going flying with my dad tomorrow! I'm gonna make my dad take a few photos before we do our preflight, and I'll try to snap a couple of myself while we're in the air. SO EXCITED
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Jul 2009, 01:22
Hey guys, should I be suspicious of someone who says their website (it's a discussion forum, mainly, and no it's not this one) gets just under one million unique views a day?

Does anyone know of independent website ranking thingies I could use to check this out?

For reference they have ~17,000 registered members, and 1,325,289 posts.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Jul 2009, 01:28
This is probably really obvious and silly but most forums have "view" counters for the threads. Do any threads have 1,000,000 views over it's entire life? Obviously that doesn't exactly prove anything but it would be a pretty good metric of how heavily trafficked a site is i.e; if there are not any threads with even close to a million you can dismiss any claims out of hand.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Jul 2009, 01:52
Why do you care?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Jul 2009, 04:50
Oh right, sorry. Should give it a bit of context. It's part of an interview that'll be going into the Sydney Morning Herald, which is one of the bigger papers here in Oz, so I'm just looking into whether thig guy might've been exaggerating a bit. Funnily enough, Dovey is also in the story! It's about shaving websites.

I'm going to ask the tech editor tomorrow what he reckons, but this forum has a pretty wide base of knowledge in various fields, so I thought I'd throw it out there. 
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Jul 2009, 04:57
Hey guys, should I be suspicious of someone who says their website (it's a discussion forum, mainly, and no it's not this one) gets just under one million unique views a day?

What is a "unique view"?  Too many sites (it seems to me) simply count all the fetch commands (including all CSS and image files), and thus end up at least an order of magnitude higher than you might expect.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 16 Jul 2009, 05:32
dear blog.

I am in love. It is all very tragic.*  I have had a very weird and crazy week. Instead of going to university I went to Trier on monday to see The Notwist. Then I decided to maybe stay and catch Isis on wednesday (yesterday, that is). But I couldn't find a place to sleep because all my best friends apparently are not to be counted on at all. So I took the train to Saarbrücken where I could crash at a (real) friend's place. I couldn't go home because I had to uphold the lie of being at university.
In Saarbrücken I got involved in preparations for some guy's birthday party (I didn't even know him). The party was yesterday. After the party I almost got in a fight in a bar. This is because I don't care anymore. Today I went home.
Waiting for me was, luckily, Future of the Left's newst album, which I am listening to right now. It makes things better. I think it's really good.

* I might ask the Relationship about this, or maybe not.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Jul 2009, 05:34
It took me several seconds to realise you were not writing an article about how to shave a website.

Today I'm working 5.30-9.30 and I'm unreasonably irritated that I have to get the 3.10 bus into work. My mum is working, her partner is visiting his mum and although these are both things that happen every Thursday, I wasn't expecting them so being woken at 7.30 to be told that I have to get the bus was a bit annoying. The problem is that I'll be in town two hours early and there is literally nothing to do. I haven't got any money and there's nothing I need to buy (and most of the shops have shut down anyway), and my brilliant plan of going to the library and working on my shorthand with my new book crashed and burned when I remembered the library is shut on Thursdays.

I wish I lived in a more vibrant town. I'm going to have to go to a cafe, order a drink with money I can't really afford to spend and hide away with a notebook for an hour or so, and then go do the same in the back of work until my shift starts. It's too rainy to walk.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Jul 2009, 05:57
Future of the Left's newst album, which I am listening to right now. It makes things better. I think it's really good.

You are correct sir!

Funnily enough, Dovey is also in the story! It's about shaving websites.   

Oh hooray! I was just about to shoot you a Facebook message asking how that whole malarkey was panning out.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 16 Jul 2009, 06:16
o/
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 16 Jul 2009, 06:17
\o/

Hey guys, should I be suspicious of someone who says their website (it's a discussion forum, mainly, and no it's not this one) gets just under one million unique views a day?

Does anyone know of independent website ranking thingies I could use to check this out?

For reference they have ~17,000 registered members, and 1,325,289 posts.
Download the Alexa toolbar Firefox addon.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Jul 2009, 06:31
\o

aw yeah three way
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 16 Jul 2009, 07:17
Hey blog thread
I can't focus at work because there's so much going on in my head about the people in my life! I have been staring at my computer screen for about half an hour, not even doing anything.

Fffffff.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 16 Jul 2009, 07:21
Download the Alexa toolbar Firefox addon.
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Or, if you're only using it for this one thing then surely you can just do it via alexa.com? Screw toolbars.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Jul 2009, 07:22
Man that happens to me all day every day Allison.

So hey my boy is back!
His plane was almost two hours late so I hung around with his parents, which was nice, and talked about how I've sorted things out for myself with my fancy new job and singing lessons and things. Then he got in! And it was so nice and I couldn't stop smiling! But so awkward. His parents were there. He doesn't have a beard anymore (IT'S CRAZY HE HAS CHEEKS I'M NOT SURE IF I LIKE IT AT ALL)! We got to be alone for like five minutes and then we just sort of kissed really awkwardly (airport chairs are not made for kissing) and then I had to go because I had tickets to see HARRY POTTER AT IMAX 3D SO AWESOME OH YEAAAAAAH
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 16 Jul 2009, 07:49
Download the Alexa toolbar Firefox addon.
Or, if you're only using it for this one thing then surely you can just do it via alexa.com? Screw toolbars.
[/quote]Alexa toolbar does wonders for site ratings. Use it and it'll help up the ratings of the sites you visit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 16 Jul 2009, 07:53
I have to laugh.  That job I applied and interviewed for like a month ago... well, the staffing woman called me.  She apologized profusely for how long the process is taking but informed me that I am the number one candidate and they have the offer ready for me.  They're just waiting for the COO's approval.  This may happen before end of day tomorrow.  Of course, I'm leaving work early tomorrow and of course, the staffing woman is on vacation all of next week.  So it looks like another week of waiting.  It's like I am a horse and the job is the carrot on a stick.  Ugh!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 16 Jul 2009, 07:55
you're so close though! just stay patient and try not to think about it.
oh, and congrats!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 16 Jul 2009, 08:22
It's just so aggrivating!!!  But thanks!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 16 Jul 2009, 09:05
dear blog thread,

last night i went to see future of the left (they are so amazing live omg) and met an incredibly cute boy and had makeouts with him.  good times! and i'm not even thinking about whether i'll end up seeing that boy again and being dumb and angsty. i know i most likely won't (unless i do something ridiculous like write a missed connections ad about him on craigslist!), but i'm not upset about it.

love,
anna
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 16 Jul 2009, 12:19
I just realized the other day that I have stopped watching TV for awhile now.  When the original switch happened I had gotten a converter box and everything seemed fine.

However the local broadcasters were also moving to a different broadcasting tower AS WELL as switching over to digital so even though I was able to get digital signals weeks before the original switchover now it was touch and go.

So I said screw it.  Why bother?  Why bother wasting money on cable and why bother trying to get an amplified antenna set up.

I really don't miss TV and I realize that switching on the TV was a just a habit.

I would rather put my time into MAKING a TV show rather than watching one.  I just got the official rules and paperwork for starting my public access show.  It all seems pretty good so far.  I should be able to edit everything on my old computer.

I got permission from several bands (Including Deathmole) to include their music in the show!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 16 Jul 2009, 12:48
So a while back my primary, agreed-upon summer job got canceled because the company's typical heavy season wasn't bringing in enough business to hire me. Fine, I still have my backup job, working San Diego Comic Con. At least that's not in jeopardy. Right?

*headdesk*
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ummmkay on 16 Jul 2009, 13:43
dear internet, right now i am supposed to be working on a draft of a paper that i have to present at a conference in the fall. the submission date was technically yesterday but we got an extension but this is still super stressful and i feel like i'm in way over my head and i don't like it one bit. however, on saturday i will be paying a grand total of three dollars to get in an inner tube and float down a river so at least there is that to look forward to. to which i can look forward.

PREPOSITIONS
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: chowburger on 16 Jul 2009, 13:53
Dear Blog Thread,

Yesterday I missed the last twenty minutes of the new Harry Potter film because I thought I was going to have a big ol' allergic reaction. It blew. But then I had the most delicious dinner of my life, which kind of made up for it.

Also, the company I worked for last year called me about a month ago to ask if I was free this summer, since they had a big contract that they might need extra copywriting/marketing staff for. I said YES YES YES OH GOD I WILL DO ANYTHING IF YOU PAY ME but I haven't heard another word from them yet. I hate the suspense. Would it be rude to call and ask, do you think?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 16 Jul 2009, 14:02
however, on saturday i will be paying a grand total of three dollars to get in an inner tube and float down a river so at least there is that to look forward to.

Don't forget to spend another $3 on sunscreen.  8-)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Patrick on 16 Jul 2009, 15:27
Dear blog thread,

I went flying with my dad today! I have a couple pictures in the photo thread.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 16 Jul 2009, 16:58
swapped shifts so I'm doing nights this weekend, going to get a haircut and also maybe just chill and take a nap and eat a bomb-asss breakfast and enjoy my day
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 16 Jul 2009, 17:56
I gave my little girl her first haircut.  She kept moving.  2 inches was what I had hoped to trim.  Her hair was down to her butt.  Now it is to her chin.  This is not a good night and I'm going to go continue crying while I finish working around the house.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 16 Jul 2009, 18:27
last night i went to see future of the left

are they in canada right fucking now what the hell

as if i didn't want to be dead enough as it is the idea of missing future of the left live is really upsetting me
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 16 Jul 2009, 21:33
I would rather put my time into MAKING a TV show rather than watching one.  I just got the official rules and paperwork for starting my public access show.  It all seems pretty good so far.  I should be able to edit everything on my old computer.

I got permission from several bands (Including Deathmole) to include their music in the show!

Hah, that's awesome, you're going to make Jeph FAMOUS!

Do you have an editing program in mind? I'm using MAGIX Edit Pro 15 for the PC, which is a pretty good 2nd tier program (Pro is first tier, $60-$100 2nd tier, then there's some share/freeware). It's strong on the actual editing, but relatively weak on adding graphics. It will do plain text ok, but flashier moving text with the fancy backgrounds have to be created in a separate program then imported.

I just mentioned in the music topic that I've finished editing episode 2 of my own show, now awaiting word on the air date. Uploaded a 2nd clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx25XX-AtuU) from the first show.  :-D

EDIT: just added a teaser clip for episode #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7POa7JC_Dg8). Cute drummer.  :wink:
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 16 Jul 2009, 23:28
My grandmother called to say that there's someone in her garage stealing from her.

There wasn't. She did, however, call my father, myself, my aunt, and a friend of hers to come over and explain the whole story from beginning to end each time while people restrained themselves from throttling her because she does this so much.

But she gave me ice cream.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 16 Jul 2009, 23:43
Hi guys!  So I totes had my last shift for a month today!  I am officially on holidays and it is SO RAD.  I have cut my hair mostly off so I don't have to worry about it while traveling, and I fly out on monday!  I will see you internet, I will see you so soon.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 17 Jul 2009, 01:40
Hi guys!  So I totes had my last shift for a month today!  I am officially on holidays and it is SO RAD.  I have cut my hair mostly off so I don't have to worry about it while traveling, and I fly out on monday!  I will see you internet, I will see you so soon.

Are we still hanging out tomorrow or is that Sunday?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 17 Jul 2009, 01:45
Its Sunday yo.  At 2pm (ish. My bus gets in at 1 and I have to dump my luggage at Paul's place) at the Plough Inn!

Aaron wont be there though, so you still don't get to meet him.  the buses were all very inconveniently timed and expensive for it to make sense. :(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 17 Jul 2009, 02:11
cool probably not working sunday so I will get moderately torn up
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: phooey on 17 Jul 2009, 02:52
Last night I did karaoke for seven hours, from 11 until 6.  Awesome.

ETA: That is, one hour prior to midnight until the sun came up.  Just to clarify.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Jul 2009, 04:03
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Imagine the little guys are days. That is how many days before I leave the continent! Jodie this time next week we will both be at Eed's!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 17 Jul 2009, 05:41
auugh dad don't wake me up in a panic at 6:30am because you can't remember your skype username and password if you took like 15 seconds to look you would see that the sticky note that i wrote it down on is still on the desk in the computer room WHERE IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN.

i miss having my own place :(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: negative creep on 17 Jul 2009, 06:34
last night i went to see future of the left (they are so amazing live omg)

quoted for truth.



Dear Diary,

It is 3:30 pm, I am still drunk. Last night I lost my ipod. I also fell down a lot while walking home. This was because I got very drunk. I got drunk because my tiny little heart is very much broken and I am utterly sad and things don't make sense anymore. In about an hour I have to go to work, at least I can drink here.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 17 Jul 2009, 06:58
Do you have an editing program in mind? I'm using MAGIX Edit Pro 15 for the PC, which is a pretty good 2nd tier program (Pro is first tier, $60-$100 2nd tier, then there's some share/freeware). It's strong on the actual editing, but relatively weak on adding graphics. It will do plain text ok, but flashier moving text with the fancy backgrounds have to be created in a separate program then imported.

Well right now I have an older version of Premier.  Using Photoshop with Premier I can pretty much do anything I need to.  I am going to be using a lot of old school editing techniques.  I can do stuff like Split Screen, Greenscreen and custom transition wipes with Premier so I think that's going to fit my needs pretty well.  I want a certain look for the show and I don't think I need to use very many fancy graphical elements for that.

I would love to work on a decent Mac running Final Cut Pro of course but that's pipe dream at this point in my financial situation.

PS Nice video Clip!  I hope to do some decent interviews as well.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 17 Jul 2009, 07:26
So I made a mistake last night. I probably shouldn't have made out with her because she is way too into religion and it has made her regret doing the things that normal girls do when they are going to college. I probably shouldn't have felt her up either. Then I probably shouldn't have spent like 7 hours playing guitar hero and Dynasty Warriors. But I had to unify China and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. Also, awkward times are going to ensue Saturday when I run an exalted game for the girl and her sisters.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 17 Jul 2009, 10:46
On Monday night I will be picking up a tiny Australian at the airport. On Tuesday I will be taking a tiny Australian to the biggest mall in the United States.

SO EXCITED.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Metope on 17 Jul 2009, 11:22
And on thursday morning you and the tiny Australian will be meeting up with two Norwegians, two Brits and an American lady in a tiny house in Indiana.

I AM ALSO SO EXCITED.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 17 Jul 2009, 11:29
Plus we are (maybe!) bringing a third English-type with! It is going to be so great!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 17 Jul 2009, 13:04
I GOT THE JOB!!  eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!  Going camping and thinking of all the shoes a 48k salary can buy!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 17 Jul 2009, 13:25
Last night I did karaoke for seven hours, from 11 until 6.
Neat. I did karaoke last night from like 10 till three. I will be amazed if I remember that tomorrow. Also the girl that I was sort of trying to get with the whole night turned out to be married. FML I guess even though that's just how shit turns out so I guess I can't complain.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 17 Jul 2009, 14:27
I GOT THE JOB!!  eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!  Going camping and thinking of all the shoes a 48k salary can buy!

Congratulations - that's a lot of shoes. 
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 17 Jul 2009, 14:41
I can show you a pair of LV Wings that disagree.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Jul 2009, 18:16
So today I immortalised Dovey in print. (http://www.smh.com.au/national/dont-be-rash--slow-shaving-movement-edging-out-the-disposables-20090717-do8w.html)

Also it looks like one of the sub-editors decided to completely re-write a dude's name to be wrong. What is with subs.

Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Jul 2009, 18:51
Woo I am a celebrity. And not just one of those Internet celebrities like before.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Jul 2009, 20:11
So I went to a coffee shop and played piano there. Apparently it was really good but I don't know about that - I was just doing something to try and channel this all out.

I've been just so fucking depressed lately, especially since a girl who I've been close with for the last year told me last night, "I couldn't spend forever with you. It's all those little things you do that I couldn't handle every day." I tried to get clarification on *what* she meant but she can't/won't tell me and now that's all I've been thinking of.

I think 75% of my time in the past week has been spent laying in bed and doing absolutely nothing because it's so hard to even bother doing anything. So hard to even sit up or comb my hair or go get something to eat. I just feel like I'm dying away and no one is noticing or caring.

Granted, I could get on anti-depressants but when I do that I'm so annoyingly happy that people want me to go away so there's no point in that.

Hey, but I'll be drinking heavily tomorrow. That's bound to cheer me up.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 17 Jul 2009, 20:25
Sounds like you need a new hobby. Get a bike or something off of craigslist. It'll get your ass out of bed and some place new every day. Plus the endorphins will make you feel better, and after a long bike ride you'll sleep better.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 17 Jul 2009, 20:46
Get a unicycle.
That way, you will have to learn to ride it all over again.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 17 Jul 2009, 21:04
gonna quit my painting job and go back to the "quick-service restaurant" industry, woo

apparently they're "very excited" to have me back on the schedule :3
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 17 Jul 2009, 21:10
Johnny bring us an ice-cream cake that says LESBIANS on it. Please.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Jul 2009, 22:18
Sounds like you need a new hobby. Get a bike or something off of craigslist. It'll get your ass out of bed and some place new every day. Plus the endorphins will make you feel better, and after a long bike ride you'll sleep better.

The closest place is Wal-mart, about six miles away. Fuck that.

I need to get a job because I have no money and that is really stifling me. But with my mental problems it's hard for me to apply for/get/keep a job so I am *seriously* hoping that by the time I'm done being run through the mental health clinic and they're done giving me tests and having evaluations done I can be on some form of disability.

Then the other problem is that I really, really don't want to be a leech.

Though, on second thought, getting a bike's not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Jul 2009, 22:28
Hey, but I'll be drinking heavily tomorrow. That's bound to cheer me up.

Nothin' like a deppressant to chase away the blues.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 17 Jul 2009, 23:39
im gonna see harry potter and the awkward teenage romance tomorrow but i might fall asleep cause i have work in 7 hours and im still awake.

fkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

also saw a good show tonight might do a show report.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 17 Jul 2009, 23:41
also weirdly enough i am my most creative at the weirdest times, such as being tired as fuck in the wee hours in the morning. i dont get it!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 17 Jul 2009, 23:44
i just realized that last sentence had horrible syntax. weirdly, then weirdest. is that syntax? well, whatever it is, its a fucking grammatical mess.

okay bedtime see you later forums.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 18 Jul 2009, 00:24
Bleh, I'm stuck in Lenox, Mass with my grandma and cousin (who happens to be a big bag of awkward) going to concerts at Tanglewood. It's boring as fuck out here, and I probably won't even get to sleep in tomorrow (It's 3:30 AM right now, they will probably wake me up between 7 and 7:30).

I would so much rather be sitting on my ass in my apartment!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 18 Jul 2009, 00:36
I got back from Australia guys. I also got a bunch of family at my house. Woo, reunions!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 18 Jul 2009, 00:54
Oh man, Reed.  I have been in Lenox, Mass.  When I was there it looked hells of boring.  You have my sympathy!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yunior on 18 Jul 2009, 01:24
i just realized that last sentence had horrible syntax polyptoton. weirdly, then weirdest.

Triple posting, huh
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Jul 2009, 02:13
Hey, but I'll be drinking heavily tomorrow. That's bound to cheer me up.

Drinking while depressed is not one of the most intelligent things in the world. And I really wish you'd stop posting about your "mental health problems" because the way you word it, ninety percent of what you say sounds entirely like bullshit.

Granted, I could get on anti-depressants but when I do that I'm so annoyingly happy that people want me to go away so there's no point in that.

This is not what anti-depressants do.

It's irritating and insulting because this is pretty much all you've posted about from day one, and I've had enough. Serious mental illness is a quiet and private affair and the fact that you've picked this board to bitch about your life is ridiculous enough in itself. If you want support, find someone to talk to who has experience, or even find a forum designed to support people who have mental health issues. This is not the place for attention seeking crap and spinning lies. It belittles genuine problems that other people have to deal with and I'm finding it hugely offensive, to say the least.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 18 Jul 2009, 05:07
I had a really fucking fantastic night last night! I went to see Bo Burnham (of internet fame!) as part of Just For Laughs and he was much funnier live than he is on YouTube. Also, I saw Chris Murphy (of Sloan!) walking through the Eaton Centre and as I am hopelessly in lust with him, all I could do was stare! He smiled and winked and I swooned.

Today: ROLLERCOASTERS!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 18 Jul 2009, 05:34
I feel like Wil. Two days of application forms and CVs, and I doubt I'll get anything from any of them. Unlike Wil though, I'm completely prepared to do utterly boring manual jobs. I saw an ad about cleaning bins, but unfortunately you needed to have equipment. I do feel like an idiot for having a gap year now though. I don't actually plan to go cool places or anything, but it looks like I won't have anything better to do. Hmm. Maybe I should go on a road trip round Europe or something. I have relatives in Sweden and there's a girl I know who wants to go on a road trip at some point  :-P
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 18 Jul 2009, 05:38
  I am finding myself more and more estranged from my apartment mates.  I can no longer hold a conversation with most of them for more than five minutes, which is getting a bit distressing.  Thankfully, there's still stuff to see about the city, but I find that more than anything else, I end up reading a bunch or spending a ton of time online.  I really can't wait for the course to be over at this point (have an exam and a composition to do though), and get the rest of the traveling underway.  I think once I'm on the move, this'll all be a lot easier.

  It's not so much that I'm lonely, I guess; more that I figured out of the 10 people I'm living with, I'd have a bit more common ground with at least one of them.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Jul 2009, 05:48
What happened last night:

-Went to a show at a record store with some friends. The one band I wanted to see sucked, so I spent most of the time browsing vinyl and chatting up two Canadian girls.

-One of them was wearing a skirt and wanted to mosh. Asked if I had boxers on. I dropped trou in the middle of downtown Pittsfield and let her borrow my jeans for like 20 minutes.

-Bought TEH PUNX on vinyl

-Went to a party, had drunken, cake infused, messy makeouts.

it was a night. It was a night.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Aimless on 18 Jul 2009, 06:59
This is not what anti-depressants do.

Uhm. I'll readily admit that I don't know either you or Zingo, but such a categorical dismissal isn't entirely appropriate. It depends on what he means with antidepressants, what his therapy regimen looks like, what his actual underlying disorder is, what else he's consuming... just saying. People are different, and, when it comes to psychotropic drugs, nothing is clear-cut.

EDIT: Quoted the wrong bit, sorry!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 18 Jul 2009, 07:12
I went to see Bo Burnham (of internet fame!) as part of Just For Laughs

my old roomie and her girlfriend were there too! haaaaate

okay no i don't really hate you or her i am just hell of jealous
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Jul 2009, 07:36
Whinge fuckin' whinge.

I'm going to try and not be mean to you but dude I do not think you are taking the right kind of anti-depressents. At best they kind of bring you back to normal, usually they kind of just blank out emotions?

Can I have your anti-depressents? Are you sure you're using them right?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Aimless on 18 Jul 2009, 07:41
There's a wide range of reactions to any given class of medication used clinically for the treatment of depression. Some people experience something that is almost akin to mania. Or _is_ frank mania. I get the impression the latter is more common among those who're more bipolar than anything else, of course.

Anyway, didn't he say something about not yet having learned what his underlying disorder is?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Sox on 18 Jul 2009, 07:53
I used to have a friend who was started on anti-depressants after she tried to kill herself. She went from drawing black and red suicides to drawing brightly colour ponies and "kawai" stuff. She refused to take them for years because of the reasons Jimmy already said, but then she was put on something that stopped the mania and seemed to put her on a permanent upswing.
I wonder how she's doing right now, actually. I'm gonna try track her down.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Jul 2009, 14:17
I had the funniest day at work today. We've just introduced a Think 25 policy for age-restricted products (as opposed to Think 21; if you look under 25 you will be asked for ID) and it resulted in a lot of people being asked for ID when they are well over 30, because we're all so edgy about the policy. I asked a group of Polish men for ID and they didn't understand me, and my supervisor had to come over and speak some very sketchy Polish to them. We got there in the end and they were all over 25, so I felt a bit silly but never mind.

The funny part was how many ridiculous things happened because of the policy. A girl (also Polish; we have a large Eastern European population at the moment) came in and bought quite a bit of booze, and I asked her for ID. She showed me her Polish passport and it said she was a month older than I am, although afterwards my supervisior said she was pretty sure that she'd seen the girl in school uniform which suggests it isn't actually her passport. I think she has an older sister, so she probably used that. Anyway she came back in later and tried to buy more booze, and was IDed again a total of three times whilst going round the shop. They followed her out (we were a bit suspicious at how a small girl can drink a bottle of WKD, six cans of lager and a bottle of wine in an hour and come back for more) and discovered she was selling it on to smaller children, so she has been permanently banned from buying alcohol in-store now.

The second thing was that a woman came in with her son, who was about 11, and he went off to buy some stuff for himself. He bought a can of Shandy Bass and his mother went ballistic, saying "who sold you that? It's got beer in it!" and so forth. There was a big kerfuffle with the managers because there is no point in having a Think 21 policy if something alcoholic gets missed off the system, and it turns out that shandy has 11% beer but only 0.5% alcohol content.

And finally a man was standing in the queue at the cigarette kiosk and starting shouting about how there weren't enough staff on the tills (there are only two tills there, and the second cashier had just gone on a coffee break). They put me onto the other kiosk till and we got the queue down but he kept on shouting at my supervisor, saying "When I win the lottery I will not shop here any more!" and so forth. The supervisor looked at him and said "why wait til you win the lottery?".

Anyway it was funny if you were there. TL;DR: our shop's new policy regarding alcohol creates a lot of drama.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 18 Jul 2009, 14:58
As a young looking dude I've always thought it was kinda funny yet sad how relieved people behind the counter look when I dig out my ID and my money at the same time and fork it over without even being prompted. It shouldn't have to be that difficult of a process yet an amazing number of people seem to get miffed about presenting their ID. I really don't understand why people with proper ID should really feel put out over it; I keep my money and my ID in the same place anyway. We're all in this together, people, just make it easy for the nice person to give you your booze.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 18 Jul 2009, 15:18


As a polish man who is not quite 25, I find your story humorous.

Also, next time ask

Macie legitemacje? (Mah-chye leh-gi-te-ma-tsyeh?) for Do you have your papers? That should work.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 18 Jul 2009, 15:19
Why are there so many spammers on Twitter...?

EDIT::

Johnny bring us an ice-cream cake that says LEBIANS on it. Please.

Oh God, I'm so late
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 18 Jul 2009, 16:17
I am going to have Japanese food, go skating, and maybe go to an arcade. Fun will be had. And then I will come home and not be able to sleep because I'll be so excited that I'll be in Chicago in two weeks. Ohhhhhhh MAN.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 18 Jul 2009, 16:27
For right now, i hate all of you that are having fun because I am sick as fuck and do not feel like doing shit.
And I'm cold as balls. I hate fevers.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 18 Jul 2009, 16:48
i just realized that last sentence had horrible syntax polyptoton. weirdly, then weirdest.

Triple posting, huh

Oh my god

the best part about this

is I just made up the word monoptotic

for rapping

(gonna make a rap about words that violate the sonority sequencing principle)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Jul 2009, 17:01
Covering the Sydney Roller Derby Grand Final today!

Woooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 18 Jul 2009, 17:48
sonority sequencing principle
I'm liking this forum more and more because these folks send me to Google/Wikipedia so often.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 18 Jul 2009, 21:25
So tonight: Food was good. For whatever the skating rink we were aiming to go to was closed, so no skating, but the arcade was awesome. It was a variety of classic through mid-90s arcade games and was super awesome. I was definitely the only girl there and it didn't go unnoticed by the guys who ran the place, which made me laugh.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 18 Jul 2009, 22:13
Nice! I went to a buddy's house and we played Mario: lost worlds (original NES Mario2) for 6 hours and only got to level 7-1. that game is ridiculously hard.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 18 Jul 2009, 22:42
Hey, but I'll be drinking heavily tomorrow. That's bound to cheer me up.

Drinking while depressed is not one of the most intelligent things in the world. And I really wish you'd stop posting about your "mental health problems" because the way you word it, ninety percent of what you say sounds entirely like bullshit.

No, it's not, but I thought it might help me out a bit. Not that anything happened - the booze was canceled, or something. I don't know.  Also! Glad that you see fit to call me a liar. This is why I generally tell no one at all about my problems because this is the general response I get.

Quote
Granted, I could get on anti-depressants but when I do that I'm so annoyingly happy that people want me to go away so there's no point in that.

This is not what anti-depressants do.

They always seem to have for me in the short times I've taken them.

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It's irritating and insulting because this is pretty much all you've posted about from day one, and I've had enough. Serious mental illness is a quiet and private affair and the fact that you've picked this board to bitch about your life is ridiculous enough in itself. If you want support, find someone to talk to who has experience, or even find a forum designed to support people who have mental health issues. This is not the place for attention seeking crap and spinning lies. It belittles genuine problems that other people have to deal with and I'm finding it hugely offensive, to say the least.

You're right! It's a private affair that no one - I repeat, no one - in my life knows about. I choose here because it affords me a degree of anonymity and I can fairly freely say how I'm feeling. I go to a counselor who sees me a grand total of once a month for an hour. Is this enough for me? No, it's not, because all I feel and go through feels so vastly overwhelming that I can't just talk about it in one small session like that. This is just a good way to let out what's on my mind, and if you don't want to hear it, that's fine, but I don't appreciate being called a liar.

Whinge fuckin' whinge.

I'm going to try and not be mean to you but dude I do not think you are taking the right kind of anti-depressents. At best they kind of bring you back to normal, usually they kind of just blank out emotions?

Can I have your anti-depressents? Are you sure you're using them right?

I've had limited experience with them and it wasn't really pleasant for the people around me. Of course, I don't actually realize this until later on when I've calmed down and realized how fucking annoying I was on them. Same shit happens when I get happy.

I had a nice big post on how I've had a moderately good day and some things that happened to me today that actually matter, but I'll probably just be called an attention seeker for saying that I am doing something with my life.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 18 Jul 2009, 22:56
I think one of the main problems I have with you is that you are telling us all this personal shit all the time and we don't even know you.

When you see people in here talking about stuff that has happened in their lives and people listening and caring more often than not it is because that person has been around here for a few years and talked to some of us outside the forums and they've generally gotten to know people instead of flooding the blog thread with the drama of their life when we don't even have the first clue about who they are.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 18 Jul 2009, 22:58
I mean, there are plenty of other bullshit forums for you to vent on anonymously if that is what you want to do.  This forum is not for that kind of shit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 18 Jul 2009, 23:05
Ach, fuck me.

I'll just shut up, then. I really shouldn't expect any more than this.

Sorry for shitting up your lives guys, I'll go be quiet like a good boy.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 18 Jul 2009, 23:11
I think one of the main problems I have with you is that you are telling us all this personal shit all the time and we don't even know you.

This is basically the main gripe here. I mean, it is like you sitting on a bus and telling everyone about the voices you hear in your head, or any of the number of issues you have been telling us about. You are on the very outer level on intimacy with us, and didn't let us get to know you even slightly before telling us about all this, so we have no connection to you.

Plus, there is also the added aspect that on the internet we don't know if anything you are saying is true or not, and after being burned before, some people around here tend to be very skeptical about what people say about their personal lives. You, for all intents and purposes, could be lying about all this; you could also be telling the truth, but we have no way of knowing. You being very eager to talk about it all and having a shopping list of symptoms doesn't make it sound very believable to someone who doesn't know you from a bar of soap.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 18 Jul 2009, 23:29
I'm sorry, then. No sarcasm, just...I'm sorry. I'm never able to talk much so when I do get the chance I tend to ... ramble on.

I'll just keep quiet about the problems and talk about the highlights of my day, if that's any better. It is not like I can convince anyone that I am being truthful, and besides that, what is the point?

I've got nothing to say anymore, then. Yeah, yeah, you're welcome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 18 Jul 2009, 23:32
relationship between me and a once-close friend have all but completely evaporated. hurt and confused
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: DarkAvenger on 19 Jul 2009, 00:12
Dear John,

I am home alone all weekend because my Mom is in Red Deer so I have been doing pretty much nothing lately. I have been going out occasionally, mostly spending time with my girlfriend before I go to Vancouver for the rest of summer. Also today I got new glasses which are totally sweet and I am psyched to wear them (I couldn't read comfortably for the longest time so these will help me enjoy it again (checked out a bunch of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams a while ago, reading them before I leave for Vancouver)) Also am rewatching Trigun to boost my nerd cred by 5 points. Leaving on Tuesday, going to spend most of my time playing guitar and walking around downtown Vancouver. None of my friends believe that it is much much safer than Calgary, but to each his/her own I suppose.

Sincerely, me.

PS I am also leaving you for someone else. Ha.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 19 Jul 2009, 00:24
sitting on a bus and telling everyone about the voices you hear in your head
I just had a great idea.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 19 Jul 2009, 00:32
Some of Army Boy's letters home from basic training were posted online by his sister. He is handling the transition better than I could have imagined, although it is not unexpected at all. Sometimes I wonder what it's like to have such a wonderful attitude towards life in general. While I miss him like hurricanes, I am pretty stoked to know that he is okay, and that his spirits are as strong as ever. I am going to send him a drawing of a Machop this week.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 19 Jul 2009, 00:54
PS I am also leaving you for someone else. Ha.

whyyy
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 19 Jul 2009, 00:55
relationship between me and a once-close friend have all but completely evaporated. hurt and confused

this sucks! i am sad that this happened.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: scarred on 19 Jul 2009, 02:33
Dearest Blag, please put up with the gin-influenced pity pandering that follows.

I feel like I'm drifting away from all my friends, slowly but surely. Part of me knows that this is all because we go across the country to different colleges for months at a time. But we're all back for summer right now, and it feels like it used to. Then again, the seed of anxiety is placed deep within me. And I know it'll never be the same as it was. And part of me doesn't want it to be. But god dammit I'm scared as shit of change and new things and all that hooey.

All My Love,

Scarred.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Apologies.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 19 Jul 2009, 03:00
Quote
Granted, I could get on anti-depressants but when I do that I'm so annoyingly happy that people want me to go away so there's no point in that.

This is not what anti-depressants do.

They always seem to have for me in the short times I've taken them.

  Just want to point out that the effect of anti-depressants in the short term are often very very different than when they have been used for a few months, and that different anti-depressants can have radically different effects with the body-chemistries of different people.  It is worth bringing these problems you've had with anti-depressants up with a doctor and taking the doctor's advice for more than a short while.  If they continue to cause problems, let the doctor know that you feel the drug chosen is not working as it should.



  Dinner conversation last night with my one friend here revealed him to be really sexist.  But at least he listened to my admittedly fairly uninformed attempts to offer different reasonings for the things he was saying?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Jul 2009, 03:54
I mean, there are plenty of other bullshit forums for you to vent on anonymously if that is what you want to do.  This forum is not for that kind of shit.

... ehm, not to be thick or anything, but, why not?

I mean, it stays in the blogthread and he's basically blogging about what happens to him ... sooooo ...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 19 Jul 2009, 04:09
I think the advice is more for Zingoleb's benefit than it sounds. What est is saying is that those of us who have been here for awhile have, by that fact, opened up avenues of empathy from others that we didn't have fresh off the boat (so to speak) and that oversharing like we've seen will tend, more often than not, to fall on deaf ears. The frequency and enthusiasm of this oversharing can be off-putting. Which isn't to say that those in the rough going shouldn't be reaching out, but there's something missing here. People can blog about whatever they want but it shouldn't be expected (or taken for granted) that there are people here to listen. The problems Zingoleb talks about are really really something that should be dealt with by professionals. Lord knows that when you're having psychological troubles things are confusing and putting things out is comforting, but we here on the internet can't really do anything but sit here and listen and offer words of comfort, which is sometimes enough but here it's pretty obvious it's not doing anything for anyone. The well-established and persistent nature of these problems makes the blogging take on an exhibitionist, attention-grabbing quality. Not to speak as though people aren't present but it comes up so often that it seems like the state that Zingoleb's in is one that he takes comfort in. Which is a more common element of mental illness than a lot of people want to admit.
Dear John,

I am home alone all weekend because my Mom is in Red Deer so I have been doing pretty much nothing lately. I have been going out occasionally, mostly spending time with my girlfriend before I go to Vancouver for the rest of summer. Also today I got new glasses which are totally sweet and I am psyched to wear them (I couldn't read comfortably for the longest time so these will help me enjoy it again (checked out a bunch of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams a while ago, reading them before I leave for Vancouver)) Also am rewatching Trigun to boost my nerd cred by 5 points. Leaving on Tuesday, going to spend most of my time playing guitar and walking around downtown Vancouver. None of my friends believe that it is much much safer than Calgary, but to each his/her own I suppose.

Sincerely, me.

PS I am also leaving you for someone else. Ha.
Dear you,

Trigun, while a good show, is very light-hearted and coherent for an anime and thus does not garner much in the way of respect from anime aficionados, who generally like their stuff dour and incomprehensible. So all in all I don't believe your nerd cred will be affected by your consumption of that program.

Sincerely, John.

PS I never loved you and I'm the one who's been killing your pets.

PSS Vancouver sucks.

PSSS Those glasses make your ass look fat.

So hey, got a new therapist (sort of) and she's engaging herself pretty effectively in this second week of our relationship. It's a give-and-take, whereas with my other therapist it's more of a give-and-give. I'm not sure which is more effective at this point. Sometimes when New Therapist talks I think she goes off on tangents and I veer from the course she wants me on, but on the other hand there aren't gaps and silences like there have been in the 15 years prior to this.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Aimless on 19 Jul 2009, 04:43
Those are all fair points, they make sense in the context of this forum (as I see it). I just dunno how I feel about seeing a stranger be called a liar, esp. when it's based on assumptions about how people with mental health issues "should" act, and assumptions about how they "should" react to medications... assumptions that don't necessarily hold true in all cases. That is offensive as well. Not to diminish anyone else's reactions, but...

Anyway, best of luck with this new therapist :) have you gotten a clear idea of what she'll be trying to do, and how?

In other news, moving from one's regular home to any form of care facility increases one's risk of inappropriately being prescribed psychotropic medication in the worst way, if one happens to be over 85 years old, irrespective of level of cognitive impairment and clinical indications.

Dear blog thread, I thought I'd learned that putting off writing a paper is teh st00pid because there will come a time when you'll be stuck home writing it while the sun shines bright in the sky and people roam around in shorts and bikinis... but it turns out that my putting off the writing in favour of reading yet MORE articles is going to pay off, in that the first draft will be far more convincing.

The only problem is, I think that we have significant methodological problems, and I'm not sure if I can convince the prof. I dunno if I want to publish something that I know is methodologically shaky, even if everyone else seems to be doing it as well. Still, life is exciting =)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 19 Jul 2009, 05:16
They followed her out (we were a bit suspicious at how a small girl can drink a bottle of WKD, six cans of lager and a bottle of wine in an hour and come back for more) and discovered she was selling it on to smaller children, so she has been permanently banned from buying alcohol in-store now.

Okay, so like, this is illegal where I live, like, they will fine you and possibly arrest you. Is england just cooler about these things or what?

On to the psychological blogging: I imagine that whenever I have a post anywhere longer than like 3 lines no one reads it, but sometimes I just like putting it out there. I pretty much have the same problems over and over, no need to repeat them.

About 2/3 of the time I type something long out and delete it then do a one or two line post that says everything, but better.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 19 Jul 2009, 05:49
I'll just keep quiet about the problems

If you need someone to listen about the problems, just PM me.  Sounds like you could use a sounding board, and I could use a forum buddy.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 19 Jul 2009, 06:09
Yesterday included rollercoasters, Russell Peters (he is a comedian, you should check his stuff out on YouTube) and beer. I ran into a guy who used to go to my highschool. We started chatting and he came to the pub with us, and because I seemed to have found a new friend, the people I came with (read: ride) ditched and went home. I was stuck downtown! Then I ran into a good friend of mine who said he'd drive me home. When I got home, a friend drunk-dialed me and where that is usually annoying, it was adorable and kind of worrisome and I really really hope he got home okay (he was talking about passing out in a field).

Today I am going to visit my really close friend in the hospital. She got admitted because she has a number of blood clots in her lungs. I am not sure why or how this happened, but they think that it's from stress. She's in a lot of pain and I just wish I could help! I hate feeling like there's really nothing I can do and I am just a useless tool.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 19 Jul 2009, 06:23
They followed her out (we were a bit suspicious at how a small girl can drink a bottle of WKD, six cans of lager and a bottle of wine in an hour and come back for more) and discovered she was selling it on to smaller children, so she has been permanently banned from buying alcohol in-store now.

Okay, so like, this is illegal where I live, like, they will fine you and possibly arrest you. Is england just cooler about these things or what?

I think it's more that the store employees don't have police powers to make that arrest, hence the mere banning.  :police:

In California, there have been so many stores caught selling to underage buyers that a lot of them ask for ID no matter what your apparent age.

And, just for fun: http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/funfacts/itsthelaw.html
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Jul 2009, 06:35
Okay, so like, this is illegal where I live, like, they will fine you and possibly arrest you. Is england just cooler about these things or what?

It is illegal, but as Jimor said we don't have the police powers to arrest her. If we'd known whilst she was in the shop that she was planning on doing that, then the security guard could have detained her and rung the police but I don't think that happened. At any rate she is not going to do it again.

Blog thread! My favourite teacher from my first high school replied to my Facebook email! Her son has just finished his first year at my old school, which is incredibly weird because I remember her talking about him and he wasn't even at school then; he is now older than I was then. Anyway I always wanted to get back in touch with her, I missed her a lot for a while so it's great to be in touch with her.

Today I did my last shift before I go to America! I'm so excittttttteeeeeeeedddddd.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 19 Jul 2009, 12:12
I had quite the crazy night/morning.

So, I went out to visit Shane last night, got a little more drunk than I meant to (lack of food + lack of sleep = decreased tolerance!). Still, it was a pretty fun night. Then, around 3 in the morning my drunk self decided that the best thing to do would be to walk back to my motel room that is a good 25 miles away (and even turned down offers for rides down there because I didn't want to inconvenience anyone). I think it's pretty clear that I am a champion at making bad decisions. At this point my cell phone battery dies, and even if I had wanted to go back to the party I wouldn't have known how to get there. So, I'm heading in what I think might possibly be the right way home, then stop to ask some guys for directions. One of them tells me to not be stupid and wait for the morning to head down there, so I wound up crashing on his couch (really nice guy by the way). He makes me coffee and toast in the morning and shows me how to find road out of town. I hitched down to Pittsfield with a really nice guy and his son who were going on a roadtrip to check out colleges for his son to apply to. Nobody in Pittsfield would give me a ride home, so I wound up walking the remaining 10 miles and now I am completely exhausted. I really should get in the shower because I smell like stale beer and cigarettes, but that's like, 10 feet away.

Also, apparently East Coasters are weirded out by my excessive use of 'hella' when I'm drunk.

Also also, I may or may not have drunk dialed someone to inform them of my plan to walk home.

Also also also, I managed to go the whole night without calling people I had just met raging cocks and/or cunts and making innuendo about the size of my penis. Yay maturity?

TL;DR strangers can be really awesome and I make exceedingly bad decisions.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Jul 2009, 18:35
Debating whether or not to reply and will just keep it short.

Anyway, best of luck with this new therapist :) have you gotten a clear idea of what she'll be trying to do, and how?

Right now? She's referred me to one Dr. Amos who has been giving me tests. He also likes Daft Punk and has a Les Paul (he volunteered this information). I'm rather fond of him! It's rare for me to find a therapist I actually like and feel that I can trust. Basically they are trying to give me a diagnosis before they proceed from there - the most I've been told is I have schizo-something. Not schizophrenia but something else that I've never heard of and can't remember.

Nobo (Norbert?) - I'll probably take you up on that, and thank you.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 19 Jul 2009, 19:56
Nobo (Norbert?)

You got it. Anytime.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Jul 2009, 20:32
There has been the sound of a bathtub emptying coming from my neighbours house for 45 minutes now I am kind of freaking out about this
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 19 Jul 2009, 20:36
That is pretty odd.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Jul 2009, 20:49
Also I bought a copy of "Dirty Mind" the other day and the LP has been sitting on top of a CD case next to my front door cause that's where I put it when I got home and now people are saying bye to Prince when they leave the house but forgetting about me which is making me distinctly uncomfortable
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 19 Jul 2009, 21:09
Perhaps you should move it.

My brother broke a fairly new recliner by sitting on it today. Hilarious
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 19 Jul 2009, 21:18
usurped by prince  :evil:
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Jul 2009, 21:24
Hat: The Man Formerly Usurped by Prince
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Jul 2009, 21:36
To be fair who has the more imposing presence

(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/p/prince/album-dirty-mind.jpg)

(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/v224/28/57/n509143723_7504.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: calenlass on 19 Jul 2009, 21:51
Well, I was going to post about my break-up, but I'd hate to kill that post, Brett.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 19 Jul 2009, 21:54
Not to belittle your break-up or anything Katie, but I'm pretty sure nothing can kill that post. I think you can go for it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Jul 2009, 22:40
As a young looking dude I've always thought it was kinda funny yet sad how relieved people behind the counter look when I dig out my ID and my money at the same time and fork it over without even being prompted. It shouldn't have to be that difficult of a process yet an amazing number of people seem to get miffed about presenting their ID. I really don't understand why people with proper ID should really feel put out over it; I keep my money and my ID in the same place anyway. We're all in this together, people, just make it easy for the nice person to give you your booze.

It's a few days old, but I would just like to applaud this post. Where I live, the fines for me personally are up around 8 thousand dollars for selling alcohol to a minor. Nevermind that my immediate manager will get fined EIGHTEEN thousand dollars, and the company I work for quite an amount more. Needless to say I will not have a job afterwards!

You might look over 18 but you do not look over 25 (our policy as well) and you definitely do not look 8 grand over 25 so fuck off and show me your goddamned ID, arsehole.

It sucks and I can understand why there might be issues with having to show ID when you are 40 (legally, every patron of a nightclub is required to have ID here, liquor licensing came in one afternoon to the place I worked at, fined a man and his wife, obviously in their 40s, who hadn't brought valid ID, and tried to convince the manager they were legally allowed to check camera footage to find out who served them booze and fine them as well), but unfortunately it's the law and any negative reaction to it except "man, fuck whitey, these laws suck" isn't really necessary.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: calenlass on 19 Jul 2009, 22:49
No, the thing that bothers me about that is when they make me take it out of the clear plastic sleeve it lives in in my wallet. That is a pain in the ass.



I broke up with my boyfriend on Thursday. It is really strange, because I feel mopey and depressed and sad, but I can't cry about it, and I would like to because I think it would make me feel better. It has been a long time coming, because he never realised what all actually goes into a Relationship, but it still hurts, you know? I just wish I could do something about it. The best part is that he wants me to make him feel better for breaking my heart, and yesterday he said he had an idea that would help him win me back. Right.

This sucks.
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Post by: MrBlu on 19 Jul 2009, 23:03
Russell Peters
*Beams like a clown*


Anyhoo, I'm tipsy and my head feels like it's spinning, but this is so weird because I literally had only about 3 or 4 drinks, and I threw away one. As in, the first was Coco Mania, Appleton, and Tropicana, with a lot of Tropicana. I threw it away. Next it was all Coco Mania/Pepsi and mostly Pepsi. Weeeeeeeeeeird. And I went to piss about 4 or 5 times. This usually doesn't happen, but I guess I'm gonna put down alcohol forever, yeah yeah, I shouldn't be drinking, I'm 16, blahzey, my father held high position very close to the product at J. Wray & Nephew, so I've good reason to know a thing or two about alcohol (no I don't), oh yeah, I'm blabbering.

... Uhh...

Purple camel?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Jul 2009, 23:11
No, the thing that bothers me about that is when they make me take it out of the clear plastic sleeve it lives in in my wallet. That is a pain in the ass.

The only two ways to tell a fake id here are to pull it out of that sleeve and bend it slightly - to see if the light reflects off the hologram imprinted in it properly - , and to run your finger over the picture to make sure another picture hasn't just been inserted over the top of it. One of the first things they tell you when teaching how to spot a fake ID is to pull it out of that compartment for these very reasons.

Sorry it is inconvenient, but then again the main reason I don't keep my ID in that compartment is because it is annoying as hell to have to pull it out over and over again. Imagine having to do that fifteen hundred times a night, is what I am saying here. A lot of people can be awfully sure they aren't legally required to pull it out to get entry and this can get really frustrating when you have to explain to them that yes, it is required to take it out of the clear sleeve.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 19 Jul 2009, 23:31
I am pretty glad that the clear sleeve in my wallet is big enough that I can take my ID out really easily, because I automatically get it out all the time whenever I go to buy alcohol. The only time I don't is when I am at the bottle shop that I worked at for a bit because they used to all know me except now most of the people have left so it doesn't really work that well. Even then, it takes what, 10 seconds to get it out? It's really not that big a deal.


I have a trial on friday at the cafe that ben and I go to a lot, doing waitressing. They already know that I am in Newcastle a lot, and are still considering hiring me, which is hilariously great. It is probably my only shot at getting a job in Sydney, and if I don't get it it means trying to get a job at home and then I will never get to go to sydney and see the people I like and will be stuck hanging around home which makes me really depressed so I really kinda need this job. The only problem is I haven't done much waitressing and sure as hell haven't done any for about 2-3 years, so I am pretty rusty and worried I am going to fuck this all up and then my only real chance at a job here is fucked. So I am kinda panicking and will be doing so until the trial actually starts.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 19 Jul 2009, 23:43
I always grab my id out unless I know the bouncer knows me, but I still have it then and gladly hand it over if they ask. I am 23 but definitely look younger than that anyway. Katie! What I do is carry my "bar essentials kit", which is a cigarette case with just my id, a debit card, some cash and the key to unlock my car (if I'm going out for just a drink or two and not getting my actual drink on). Because you're right; it is totally a pain in the ass to get that thing out. Maybe something like that would make it a little less annoying for you? Plus cigarette cases can be so pretty too! I mostly get annoyed when because we have a smoking ban, we have to go outside to smoke (it just went into effect about a year ago) and once I left my purse inside with my other friends when I decided to go smoke so I said hey to the bouncer and smoked and he wanted to see my ID when I went back in. It was dumb of me to leave the ID in the bar, but it is not a big bar. Luckily another bouncer vouched for me.

Guys! My awesome friend Arnie finally came home! On Thursday we went apartment hunting and then I went to a softball game (to drink) and then out drinking (more), then Friday I went to the street fair and got sunburnt and went drinking for my friend's birthday, and he proceeded to vomit all over (and mumble incoherently in German [Arnie could only understand "I want to go home"] and even though Arnie was the one mostly taking care of him, I was the one who got puke on me. They made me go check on him when the birthday boy was moaning loudly in his room, which was the best because he was face down naked on the bed and his butt cheeks were wiggling in a hilarious way (he was ok, just had bed spins) (he was flexing his butt cheeks), then on Saturday we went to the street fair again (I bought some sweet rekkids, including a 45 about Bobcat Skid Steer loaders from like the 50's, which I used to build) and I am so sunburnt and then I took the best nap followed by going out with Arnie and the birthday boy for really good food (and beers) and then finding the one roundabout in Fargo to drive around it. Today we started a beer tour and watched a movie. I'm starting to become stretched thin, my friend Ali has been feeling that I'm not spending enough time with her and my bff Clay has asked me to hang out a few times and I just haven't been able to though I did invite him with this weekend. I still feel guilty though.

tl;dr I had a good weekend.

(PS Good luck on the waitressing!)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 19 Jul 2009, 23:44
protip: develop a mild drinking habit and become a regular at your favourite bar and the bouncers won't ID you because you'll be on a first name basis with them. hello paul i hope you're reading this
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Post by: KvP on 19 Jul 2009, 23:46
Hppf ;ivlo jsmsn!

(translation: good luck hannah!)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 19 Jul 2009, 23:54
I just use one of these. (http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=12052&catalogId=10052&departmentCategoryId=30001&categoryId=30015&productId=1002641&Ne=26&N=4294958625&No=12&Ns=p_subcategory_sequence|0||p_weight|0||p_order_history|1&rec=26&pn=c&imagePath=ML4195200) Not the most fashionable thing ever, but very practical if you're like me and never got into the habit of carrying around entirely too much shit in the first place.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 00:01
Honestly dude, wallets with those windows in them are pretty cool when you are 17 cause you can just flip it open and show the bus driver your pass real cool-like, but in the real world, that thing you've got there is infinitely more badass.

protip: develop a mild drinking habit and become a regular at your favourite bar and the bouncers won't ID you because you'll be on a first name basis with them. hello paul i hope you're reading this

or just work in a string of bars for brief periods of time being intensely memorable for the duration of your employment there, it helps if you get fired for nudity while working.

Then a few months later stroll in and voila, assuming staff turnover is not too drastic, you have a whole bunch of places to drink next time you lose your ID!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jul 2009, 01:25
Tonight, I took the time to try and torrent Ride the Lightning. Now, my connection is - let me check - 26.4 bps. Hey, it went up from 24.4 bps.

After the eight hours it took to download a 70 megabyte .zip file, I open it up to discover not an album, but a massive .pdf file containing all the sheet music to Ride the Lightning.

As miffed as I want to feel, I still can't help but be amused.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 20 Jul 2009, 01:32
Use Pirate Bay (http://www.piratebay.com)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Jul 2009, 02:58
Learn the Guitar.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 20 Jul 2009, 03:20
Blog thread,
Hate myself.
Why did I start playing Magic the Gathering again?
What the fuck is wrong with me?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 20 Jul 2009, 03:29
Because it's an awesome fucking game?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 20 Jul 2009, 03:43
Because it's an awesome dumb fucking game?

Though that art on the cards is real pretty, I'll give em that.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Jul 2009, 04:17
Zombiedude I have to disagree with you there. It's probably one of the better card games around. It's actually quite similar to poker in some respects.

Hi blog thread.

I wouldn't usually post the work I do here (except for the articles I did involving Dovey and Lunchy) but I'm actually really, really happy with this one and I'm pretty excited because it's my first multimedia story on a big news website. Also it has roller girls!

Roller Derby Grand Final (http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/national/superheroes-on-skates/20090720-dqid.html).



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Post by: allison on 20 Jul 2009, 07:03
Blurg,
I am so restless and on edge. I want to fight something. Let's fight!
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Post by: Ozymandias on 20 Jul 2009, 07:11
Hey Allison, Canada is stupid and you smell bad.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 20 Jul 2009, 07:22
(http://img.skysports.com/09/07/800x600/Andrew-Flintoff_2336746.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 09:45
Learn the Guitar.

Dude has an excellent idea, although I hope you have an Ibanez cause you can't go *CHUGACHUG CHUG* with your goddamned Les Pauls (or maybe you can?)

Awesome night at work, Blog Thread.

Monday nights are usually pretty badass because you basically do absolutely nothing until about fifty people turn up out of nowhere for some weird fucking reason (tonights reason? Pink Concert cancelled!!)  and you're the only bartender and suddenly you're making four girly cocktails at once and getting down to an acoustic soloists version of "Psycho Killer" and just fucking working it and then its just easier to close the whole bar rather than just start telling individuals they've had to much to drink and have to go.

Then I wound up walking home cause its silly to spend fifteen bucks on a taxi for a six hour shift, so I wandered past Hotel LA, which apparently is the only place that has a decent Monday night going on, but I pretty much walked out after the DJ dropped "Push It", not because it is a bad song but because it is basically a crutch for DJ's playing music to people who don't give a fuck what kind of music they're dancing to as long as there is some BANGING ELECTRO HOUSE remix of a Chilli Pepper's song.

Anyway in summary, made some pretty drinks for some trashy ladies,  danced my ass off, and basically enjoyed my job for the first time in a few weeks!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Jul 2009, 11:22
I'm not sure if I got enough sleep last night...

Oh, "Rushmore"... Uhh later guys.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Aimless on 20 Jul 2009, 12:12
Dear blog thread,

I pulled a proper all-nighter for the first time in years!!! It was so unnecessary! So awful! Never again! But even so, it was fruitful, the first draft turned out all right, I have new things to work on... and today, for the first time in a while, I don't just feel like I'm wasting time, like I'm procrastinating. I feel like I've worked and have earned a relaxed evening. It's a lovely feeling, and it's jostling around in my head, with other feelings--such as the feeling of being incrediby tired and fuzzy-headed--and various thoughts, such as "mmmm amarula and chocolate milk and Firefly and rain isn't a bad combo at all".

I pray that I will be able to sleep tonight and regain some semblance of a normal Swedish circadian rhythm. I may, however, have too many jugs of coffee in me to be able to accomplish this. It doesn't matter, because,

PS. blog thread, she likes me! Fat lot of good that does either of us right now, but it is NICE to KNOW, no matter where it goes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 20 Jul 2009, 12:52
Blog Threeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddddddddd!

I've had the greatest week! On Tuesday night I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter, and seeing as my birthday was on Wednesday, it started whilst in the theater! Cool place to turn 16, I'd say. And then after the movie (It was good, but they should have had the big fight at the end and Dumbledore's funeral) I went home, got some sleep, then woke up and went to DISNEYLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND! The only thing better than going to Disneyland with your friends and not having to pay to get in cause it's your birthday is going to Disneyland with your friends and not having to pay to get in cause it's birthday and being congratulated by like 10 employees cause I think they're required to or something. Still felt good. I think one of the highlights of the day was the water ball; it's this big marble or something ball that floats on top of water, and you can rotate it around and stuff. I made sure that on the actual minute I turned sixteen (5:38 PM) I was pushing the water ball hahaha. The next day, my parents gave me a hundred bucks and a shirt that is plain black but has the word "Pants" on it in white.

Now fast forward to Saturday, and I had a small birthday party at the local lake. It was small, about 5 people talking and eating pizza and cake, but it was really fun. Afterwards we went to my house and played Mario Party 3, and then another friend and I went and stayed over at my friend's house. We talked about how awesome the new fighting game BlazBlue is going to be, and played soooooooo much Soul Calibur 4. I ended up pullling an all-nighter, which was fun but tiring. Overall an awesome birthday week! I'll be sure to put some pictures up in the photo thread.

tldr: It was my 16th birthday, I have awesome friends and had a great week!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 20 Jul 2009, 13:54
oh man wait what the fuck disneyland is free on your birthday?! how you do this
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jul 2009, 14:00
Learn the Guitar.

Was this quote in reference to me? I know how to play guitar (and I've got most of Call of Ktulu worked out already, anyways), but this is sheet music and I can't read music. :(

Would be nice if I could.

Edit: Wait wait wait wait wait I just took a closer look and it has the tabs, too! Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 20 Jul 2009, 14:08
Blog thread the University of Toronto student website is inundated with second-years trying to enrol for courses and I am one of them. I can not get into one course, that I need as a co-requisite for other courses. I am so exceedingly frustrated.

seriously though i am fucked oh shit shit shit
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Jul 2009, 18:24
Honestly dude, wallets with those windows in them are pretty cool when you are 17 cause you can just flip it open and show the bus driver your pass real cool-like, but in the real world, that thing you've got there is infinitely more badass.

Attn. window-wallet goofballs: just go to Poketo and get yourself a wallet! Not only do you have a bitchin' cool wallet that it's easy to retrieve shit from but ladies all the time be askin' you, "Johnny C, where'd you get your wallet from!??"*

*this is all they ever ask
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Jul 2009, 18:33
Was this quote in reference to me?
Yes
I know how to play guitar (and I've got most of Call of Ktulu worked out already, anyways),
Awesome 
but this is sheet music and I can't read music. :(
Wait, what?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jul 2009, 18:37
Tablature, that is things like E|---0-0-2-0-3-0-5-3-| I can read, but musical notation is not something I ever learned.

The most I can do is (slowly) figure out each note, but I couldn't tell you anything regarding time signatures, note values, or any of those good things.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Jul 2009, 18:42
I thought you knew how to play the pianner?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jul 2009, 18:59
The piano? Yeah, but it's relatively basic stuff.

(Except for this one song I do that makes my hand cramp up halfway through and is fucking impossible)

I just know scales and chords and play my own music. Don't really play anyone else's. Not on piano, anyways. . .

Edit: I take that back! I arranged "Hot for Teacher" for piano awhile back (and extrapolated it into an entirely different song and claimed it as mine) and plan on doing the same for "Nothing Else Matters" at some point soon.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 19:04
Honestly dude, wallets with those windows in them are pretty cool when you are 17 cause you can just flip it open and show the bus driver your pass real cool-like, but in the real world, that thing you've got there is infinitely more badass.

Attn. window-wallet goofballs: just go to Poketo and get yourself a wallet! Not only do you have a bitchin' cool wallet that it's easy to retrieve shit from but ladies all the time be askin' you, "Johnny C, where'd you get your wallet from!??"*

*this is all they ever ask

Ladies even be asking me this and I am not even remotely physically similar to Johnny C, but as I just stated, this is all they ever be asking
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Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Jul 2009, 19:39
flintoff

 :x :x :cry:
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Post by: LittleKey on 20 Jul 2009, 20:37
oh man wait what the fuck disneyland is free on your birthday?! how you do this

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/disneyparks/en_US/WhatWillYouCelebrate/disneyland/index?name=CelebrationsDLROverviewPage

You sign up on the website, and make sure you bring a copy of your birth certificate or some other certification to the ticket window when you go (They don't take it, they just check to make sure it really is your birthday). You get free one day admission to one park, a cool badge to wear that they write your name on, and the employees say happy birthday to you. It's a pretty sweet deal! (I never thought I'd be able to say that about Disneyland, what with their $69 admission, $400 passes and $9 cheeseburgers).
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Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Jul 2009, 20:41
So my father just came up into my room and decided to expound at length how much of a failure I am and all those wonderful feelings I had today are now gone.

Thanks father.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 21:02
Jesus christ I just had a terrifying conversation with a telephone banking attendent as I tried to explain their entire phone/internet banking system was shitting itself and she tried to explain that she couldn't actually transfer money through her shit and so we just had this weird couple of minutes where she was talking me through the routine of signing in over and over again and it wouldn't work like some kind of weird fucking purgatory and then suddenly like a dawning sun it  all started working again and I didn't know how to explain to the poor girl that she could ditch this twisted, wretched lunatic she'd gotten stuck on the phone with
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 21:03
maybe I have been awake too long but I assert that that is entirely a subjective opinion
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Jul 2009, 21:07
More importantly, GUYS IM IN AMERICA
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 21:23
I'd feel pretty bad that I passed out after work and missed your thing except that is what I do all the time on Sunday so I guess not cause you are on some other goddamned heathen side of the world
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 20 Jul 2009, 21:24
pretty sure you should vandalise something historic for me while you're in paris though (I can wire you money for bail)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Jul 2009, 22:00
(I can wire you money for bail)

are you SURE
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 20 Jul 2009, 22:01
probably the last thing jodie wants is to languish in parisian jail while you try and get your netbanking shit in a group
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 21 Jul 2009, 04:24
Oh man god damn I'm exhausted.

Albrecht von Mecklenburg had The Imperial March as his team song. I've heard bagpipes from 10 AM until 2 AM every day since Friday. Medieval re-enacters re-enact medieval drinking. I've had a great weekend.

The only sad part was that I met two girls, and both had boyfriends. God dammit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Jul 2009, 05:59
Guys guys guys gusy I set off for America tonight I am totally going to America and I'll meet Oli and Kris and Jens and Liz and Dicky and Edith and Jodie and lots of other people! Also my suitcase is gorgeous and there is a tiny fish on the handle!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 Jul 2009, 07:17
flintoff

Oh hey you guys won one sporting competition. Good on you, how very nice.

(you see winning has become so passé for Australians that we forget how exciting it can be for you pale, bowlegged, genetically inferior English types.)

Quote from: Alex C
HELLO NEW WALLET (http://www.fossil.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=12052&catalogId=10052&departmentCategoryId=30001&categoryId=30015&productId=1002641&Ne=26&N=4294958625&No=12&Ns=p_subcategory_sequence|0||p_weight|0||p_order_history|1&rec=26&pn=c&imagePath=ML4195200)

You know just today I was thinking to myself "Damnit Dovey you are a big boy now and you should be carrying a money clip, like a big boy should" and then the Internet brings me this. What would I do with myself without you guys, hey? (I would have significantly less things of fine leather that is what).

Dear Blog Thread,

I had a legitimate Shit Your Pants Man You Nearly Died moment last night! I was at work and from seemingly nowhere a gigantic wind kicked up, followed by a metallic clanking sound and a few other assorted bashes and crashes. It turns out that a piece of flying debris had hit the window one story up and about a meter to my left. The bit of debris- whatever it was, I couldn't really tell- was still stuck halfway in the window! If the wind was slightly different I may well have been showered in glass and I can assure that would not have been a good scene. Pee Ess The office above us is unoccupied so nobody got hurt.

To celebrate my near miss I berated a guy on Facebook for being a homophobe and being unable to correctly utilise the apostrophe. Good times.
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Post by: est on 21 Jul 2009, 07:56
Roller Derby Grand Final (http://www.smh.com.au/multimedia/national/superheroes-on-skates/20090720-dqid.html).

Oh hey!  One of the girls on the squad that wears army camo (Miss Biff) is a friend of a friend.  I knew she did Roller Derby, but I didn't know it was an actual comp-style thing.  She is super intimidating-looking, no?

Also: is that in the Gym of a school right near Town Hall in the city?  If so, one of my friends used to play basketball there.  It looks familiar is all.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 21 Jul 2009, 11:56
blahblahblah
IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL. IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL.


Also, why the fuck have I never been to Disney world? I have been to Universal, Epcot and Sea World but not the actual Disney World. This must be fixed.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 21 Jul 2009, 13:05
More importantly, GUYS IM IN AMERICA

Guys guys guys gusy I set off for America tonight I am totally going to America and I'll meet Oli and Kris and Jens and Liz and Dicky and Edith and Jodie and lots of other people! Also my suitcase is gorgeous and there is a tiny fish on the handle!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 21 Jul 2009, 15:45
I am not liking how my job is starting to make me feel ill because so many people are bickering and making jibes at each other. It's stressing me out. But the person that's causing it all will be leaving some time next month.

Another, though not very good, reason to be excited for Chicago...

Also I found out today that Kari from these here forums met one of my friends who played at Nerdapalooza, which is pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jul 2009, 18:22
I've got a job. That is, a friend came over, found out that I'm unemployed and can't afford basic comforts and decided to let me do his hard labour for him.

Sweet!

I am so beat up now, though. Christ, logging is hard work.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 21 Jul 2009, 18:57
I think I would enjoy logging much more than being a cube monkey. I think my ideal job would be digging pits for pools by hand.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jul 2009, 19:01
Oh, definitely! When I worked at Darien Lake (amusement park) I went home exhausted, and drained, but without that sort of satisfaction that what I did was actually worth the time and effort put into it. This actually makes me feel good about the whole situation.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 21 Jul 2009, 19:03
OMG, you were a carny?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jul 2009, 19:07
You can't see me but I am hanging my head in shame so hard right now
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 21 Jul 2009, 19:12
because you weren't a carny? i think carnies are pretty damn cool, so long as they don't smell like cabbage.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Jul 2009, 19:20
It wasn't even being a carny. I wouldn't mind that so much, but working at an amusement park was just so... (insert rant, end post)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 21 Jul 2009, 22:27
Really pissed off because the dude at work who should be doing my job now got sent to a uni for O-week to plug shit and I was stuck at work doing shit I've long relinquished the responsibility for. And I wanted to go hit on uni students damnit.

On the upside it turns out my friends do a similar thing for the university pastafarian society so I am going there tomorrow for teenage kicks
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: LittleKey on 21 Jul 2009, 22:34
because you weren't a carny? i think carnies are pretty damn cool, so long as they don't smell like cabbage.

Do they normally smell like cabbage?

I went to the beach today, yes I did. It was fun, yes it was.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 22 Jul 2009, 06:26
So, I went to the monthly poetry slam in Pittsburgh last night, and won. That was pretty cool.
Also, I just realized I've only got like two weeks and change till I leave for tour. Crazy...
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Jul 2009, 07:12
Congratulations!
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Post by: glyphic on 22 Jul 2009, 08:28
Blog thread,

Yesterday was terrible. Everything tried to kill me. On my way to work, the car in front of my was varying in speed from 45 to 70 randomly. I decided to pass. When I got even with his car, he slammed on the gas. I found myself playing chicken with a Tractor Trailer. Thankfully, I managed to swerve back into the correct lane with a few feet to spare.

Then I had a terrible day at my awful job filled with toothless rednecks treating me like an idiot.

Then on my way home, my usual route was blocked off by a manhunt. Apparently, a guy who lived in my neighboring town killed his dad and fled into the woods and corn fields a few miles from my home (I live about 7 miles from a town). So, as I take a much longer, more dangerous route to my house that is filled with century-old bridges without guardrails and blind corners, a deer jumps off a ridge to my left and smashes into my car.

THE DEER SUICIDE BOMBED MY CAR.

tl;dr FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JimmyJazz on 22 Jul 2009, 12:42
Gah my family's bankrupt. Luckily this year of college is paid for but I'm less worried about that than my family's future. Fuck. It's just kind of numbing, it seems so unreal. I mean, what do you even do in this situation?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 22 Jul 2009, 13:25
I'm going downtown tonight to see Bare: The Musical! So excited, for the show and the friends I'm going with.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 22 Jul 2009, 13:34
Today was a slow day at swordfighting, but I left my mobile on the ground, and someone (probably a tourist lady with a camera) stepped on it. No the screen is all fucked up, and I need to see if it still has a guarantee, and if I still have the receipt. Fuck.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 22 Jul 2009, 14:49
I think I'm having a nervous breakdown.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Aimless on 22 Jul 2009, 16:25
Dear blog thread,

I had fully intended to go to bed on time today, a good boy, so as to wake up early tomorrow, go to the gym, and then change geriatric care in Sweden during the day. I rewarded myself for my good intentions by eating good food, drinking good wine, and reading Vellum (which looks to be brilliant btw, I knew all that Innanna business from highschool would come in handy!!)

And then, instead of going to bed, I joined some friends in celebrating the Überwald League of Temperance Day. This was inappropriate but very right, and so I'd like to wish you all a ULoTD that's at least as happy as mine was :)

This post took a very long time to write, but I must express my love for you.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: nobo on 22 Jul 2009, 16:33
Dear Brag Thread,

Tomorrow I leave NC to go to Washington DC for my college roommate's wedding. Bachelor party will be at Medieval Times, and then the festivities will be on Saturday. Not only do I get to see my fiancee and my college roommate, but a bunch of old friends are coming into town for it. I'll probably end up spamming the picture thread with some tuxedo pics in a few days
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 22 Jul 2009, 19:02
Hey Blahg,

I just made the best mac and cheese ever for the Festivus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus) I'm going to tomorrow. I am pretty sure I'm going to keep half of the batch all to myself, it's so delicious.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yayniall on 22 Jul 2009, 19:30
I went out tonight and saw the girl I longed after all the way through college.
She kissed everyone in the club who wasn't me.
Kickass!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 22 Jul 2009, 19:46
Hey Blahg,

I just made the best mac and cheese ever for the Festivus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus) I'm going to tomorrow. I am pretty sure I'm going to keep half of the batch all to myself, it's so delicious.
I always thought that Festivus was generally celebrated around Christmas time.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 22 Jul 2009, 20:16
Well we've been celebrating it the past few years in July. I guess because it's easier to have the Feats of Strength outside when it's warm versus when it's freezing and also everyone who wants to do it is home and not busy with school or celebrating the holidays with their families.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 23 Jul 2009, 03:22
Blog thread,

Then I had a terrible day at my awful job filled with toothless rednecks treating me like an idiot.


That was you I was treating like an Idiot?

I see my deer rifle worked!  MUhahaha
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 23 Jul 2009, 05:16
Well we've been celebrating it the past few years in July. I guess because it's easier to have the Feats of Strength outside when it's warm versus when it's freezing and also everyone who wants to do it is home and not busy with school or celebrating the holidays with their families.
Bold sounds like defeating the purpose, but I getcha.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 23 Jul 2009, 06:01
You live in Jamaica, so I'm pretty sure you've never played Red Rover or tackle football in below freezing winter when there's a lot of snow and/or ice. It can be fun for a little while, but then everyone is wet and cold in addition to being really sore and they want to give up faster. Also it makes it harder to run. Momentum is important!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 23 Jul 2009, 06:11
And I haven't left the country?
I'm joking, I've never seen snow before. I'd like to though! I may be moving to Canada soon, and there's a Culinary school close to where my family lives, so stuff looks pretty nice.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 23 Jul 2009, 22:26
Today me and my friend pat went out to germentown to buy a $1000 dollar HD video camera from a nice lady for $450.

ohhhhhhhh shit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 23 Jul 2009, 22:34
bought a mixer with a mini kaoss pad built in to it oh my goodness I am having kittens except I have no idea how to program this thing, or if I even can?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: iamiam on 23 Jul 2009, 23:30
dear blog thread

<333

:)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 24 Jul 2009, 00:14
aww
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 24 Jul 2009, 00:59
jesus christ blog thread i just watched primer.

i'm going to reset my brain now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 24 Jul 2009, 03:43
I leave for Vienna tonight!

I'm pretty darn excited.  More than ready to leave the apartment here, though I'm definitely going to miss Firenze.  And absolutely incredible city.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 24 Jul 2009, 05:57
Blog thread!
Last night I went out with my friend. We saw Up and then decided to skip dinner. We went driving a few towns over from ours. There was a twisty road and it was kind of wet out and a sharp corner...we spun out of a turn and slid something like 50 feet. Spent a long time trying to get it out, but cracked and called a tow truck driver who said that if we hadn't have hit the small tree at the side of the road, the car would have rolled. Scary shit. The fucking po showed up and gave us a hard time and gave my poor friend a couple hefty tickets. There is minimal damage to the car though, and neither of us were hurt.

I was pretty shaken up though! Who is glad I didn't die? I am.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: iamiam on 24 Jul 2009, 06:00
that sounds really scary and sucky, allison!  i'm glad you (or anyone) didn't get hurt.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Shaun0TD on 24 Jul 2009, 06:39
Man that is some lucky stuff that the car didn't roll...  your friend must be quite the amazing driver to have avoided certain doom like that. 
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Jul 2009, 06:41
Allison I am also glad you did not die.

So, you had a scary-ass car crash and quite possibly could have died and the police decided to give you tickets and be dicks to you? Fuck those guys. Fuck, fuck, fuck those police.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 24 Jul 2009, 08:05
jesus christ blog thread i just watched primer.

i'm going to reset my brain now.

That movie is pretty tits.

Stay safe, allison.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Jul 2009, 08:28
There is a house party with the most god-awful covers band playing more or less right outside my bedroom window (right now they are playing Tomorrow by silverchair. Poorly. The cunts.) and I have had such a tedious day and my head is pounding and something in my room is making a weird creaking noise and it has been making that noise for weeks and I can not work out what is and I just want to fall asleep please for fucks sake let me have this one thing.

Now it is Message in a Bottle.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Jul 2009, 08:31
When I Come Around.

This is pretty much exactly what I expect Hell will be like.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 24 Jul 2009, 10:37
I imagine in hell the audience will also be singing the wrong words.

And that the headache will be worse.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: McTaggart on 24 Jul 2009, 11:16
My hand smells like cigar smoke and it is pretty alright.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 24 Jul 2009, 11:43
Of all the things your hand could smell like that's not too bad.



Blog:

Got the paperwork for putting together a skit comedy show.  I just finished watching The State DVD and I really want to do some transitions and links like they did.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 24 Jul 2009, 11:50
I hate my ISP (for the record: Tiscali, now owned by TalkTalk). First I try to get a Linux distro using a torrent...I get less than half my bandwidth downstream, when I'm connected to nearly 50 seeders, and the average download speed for other peers is reported to be higher than my max bandwidth. Then I try to have a few games of Insurgency (HL2 mod) but no, my ISP blocks Steam. So then I use a VPN client to connect. All seems well. Then I get kicked from a game for having too high a ping. That's odd, because I started the game with ~50ms. I try to ping the Google servers...over 250ms average. Been like that for the last hour.  :x

/rant
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 24 Jul 2009, 13:21
I was pretty shaken up though! Who is glad I didn't die?
Quote
I am.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 24 Jul 2009, 14:35
My goal for this weekend is to find my old Gameboy and see if it still works. You know, one of these:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/gameboy_original.jpg)

Two of my friends have brought up the games now and I really want to play my old games. Trick is to find it because I last remember it being in a box under my bed and there definitely isn't a box there and I don't know where in my house it would be. If I do not find it, I will be very sad.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 24 Jul 2009, 14:53
Today me and my friend pat went out to germentown to buy a $1000 dollar HD video camera from a nice lady for $450.

ohhhhhhhh shit.

Because fences are always nice people?


Hey, blog thread. Yesterday me and my mother drove up from our home by the sea to this nice little hotel at 1800-something metres. They have ridiculously good food, and wireless broadband (yay!), so it's pretty cool. Today we walked up to the highest peak in the entire country, Galdhøpiggen, at 2469 metres. They way most people pronounce that, it could be translated as "the crazily tall spike". People wasn't so creative back when they named the mountains. We crossed a glacier on the way as well, that was pretty neat, other than the ever-present danger of falling though the snow into 30-metre crevices and get stuck by your head. We wore a rope line, but still.

On the way there was this immense pillar with carvings and a Viking king on the top. There will probably be photos.

And now I want to play Doctor Mario or Super Mario Land again. And I'm in the middle of nowhere. Thanks, Linds.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 24 Jul 2009, 14:58
Totally found it and it works. Huzzah!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 24 Jul 2009, 15:02
Whatcha playing Linds?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 24 Jul 2009, 15:14
Oh my god I just learned how to use the kaoss pad on my new korg mixer properly and oh my gosh this thing makes house music sound interesting
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 24 Jul 2009, 17:07
I am having kittens

congratulations! a litter of kitters to call your own..
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 24 Jul 2009, 17:43
Whatcha playing Linds?

I played Super Mario Land! Went through it pretty fast for not having played it in several years, so hey!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 24 Jul 2009, 20:11
Because fences are always nice people?

What?

Also Linds my gramps has an old school gameboy that I play sometimes it is the bestest thing in the world.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 24 Jul 2009, 20:23
Yesterday was a busy day! I had a job trial, which I think went well and apparently I will be getting a call about another one soon. To celebrate we got more scones and had some with tea. That evening we went out for birthday drinks at a local pub.

I hung out with Jimmy and his lady, and Lunchy, and some of the birthday girl's friends, and some of Ben's friends, including his old housemate. We drank a lot. A lot. I remember way to much stupid stuff we did. I may have walked into the side of a building, but I didn't throw up! Plus, I only have a small headache this morning, which is more than I can say for Ben. Apparently I deal well when it comes to hangovers, because the last time I got really drunk I didn't have a big hangover either, and I was drunker then.

Also, we came up with a new animal, the Gilaugh. Apparently they are very mirthful, and according to the lady we were talking to, they attract small children like magnets. All in all it was a good night, and i'm not looking forward to going home tomorrow.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Spluff on 25 Jul 2009, 01:57
Oh my god I just learned how to use the kaoss pad on my new korg mixer properly and oh my gosh this thing makes house music sound interesting

I want one of those so hard. Is it awesome? I bet it's awesome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 25 Jul 2009, 04:10
  So I was hoping to take an overnight train to Vienna last night, but when I went to buy a ticket in the afternoon, I was told that all trains to Vienna were sold out until Monday.  I freaked out a bit, since that would definitely mess up my plans, and I really didn't want to have to pay for a night at the hostel I'd booked when I didn't even get there.

  But, looking at the Trenitalia website for a few minutes showed that I could take a train to Venice, then the rest of the way to Vienna.  Apparently at the ticket office they aren't so good at figuring this sort of this out?  So, now I'm in Venice, for another couple hours, and it's pretty cool.  I can't really do any exploring, because I have a heavy-ish backpack, and it is crowed with tourists, but it's awesome nonetheless.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 25 Jul 2009, 07:02
Last night I went to a free show at a coffee shop for my friend's band. This is like the first time I have seen him and his girlfriend (who was not his girlfriend originally) in like 3 years. It was fun and I look forward to hanging out with them again. I keep forgetting what its like to have friends who don't do absolutely nerdy shit. In that same vein last Tuesday I hung out with a different friend from high school and her boyfriend, who is super cool and we got along awesomely.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 25 Jul 2009, 12:10
I had a dream last night. I was in a math class, but outside the classroom was a mall, and I was waiting tables at a chinese restaurant. I went over to the bus stop inside the mall and I saw one of my friends. This friend I have not seen in a few months on account of a trip she's taking, and she'll be back next month. She looked deathly pale and her eyes were swollen, and she was wearing this red-brown coat that made her look taller than she was. I hugged her and she seemed to return to normal. She told me she had a crush on someone named Liz, who fronts a local band around here (the girl exists but I don't think her name is Liz) and I felt an extreme tension, the same tension I felt whenever I was around my former best friend who turned out to be a pathological liar. We made plans to eat at my chinese restaurant. While we were making plans I saw my boss walking around and I got even more tense. I waited a table and my dad was at one of them. He told me to close the mall windows but I didn't and he got angry. I tried to look for my friend but I couldn't find her, and I got hysterically frightened. Then I went back to class and sat down and found out I didn't have a calculator, and that I hadn't done the last week's worth of homework. Also at some point in the dream I was the dude from Prototype (could see myself in the third person and everything) and I was fighting Giger Aliens.

Anyway, what I think this means is, I'm worried about my friend, but I also have the strong sense that I harbor feelings about her. Also I'm worried about losing my job, and I'm angry at my dad and I'm worried about my course load this semester.. Also, Prototype was a fun game.

I typed all this out because when I woke up I was feeling feverishly tense, and I felt like I had to document what made me feel that way before it slipped from my mind. The longer I'm awake the more the dream (and the feelings) evaporate.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Aimless on 25 Jul 2009, 18:14
Dear blog thread.

There's one thing I've never told you. I have, until tonight, been very drunk only once in my life. That night, it really felt like the right thing to do. Tonight, it was incredibly unnecessary.

But I've had a good day, a lovely evening, and a fun night :) although I have not been the good boy I intended to me... I got a yummy free meal, great company, lotsa groovy tunes to shake mah booty to... and while it felt weird to realise I no longer wanted to wait for a certain someone to really make up her mind about me, it was not at all bad to end up at a small pleasant dinner with the freckled fairy-princess I once dreamed about. She was lovelier than even her friends had led me to believe. I was not lovely.

In retrospect, I should not have drunk so very much. In prospect, I think we'll all be fine despite tonight's nonsense, and that, dear blog thread, is what makes this a very good night :)

There is, of course, one more thing. One HUGE thing.

Blog thread, I have rediscovered CCR :D SO GOOD
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yayniall on 25 Jul 2009, 19:31
I had a dream that I should listen to Thursday.
I did and they were just as so-so as I remembered.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: sean on 25 Jul 2009, 20:39
fucking hell monday night a good band is actually playing ft reno and im gonna be out of town.

FUCK
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 25 Jul 2009, 21:05
Stuck in my bedroom because my roommate has a girl over and they've been giggling on the couch for the past 4 hours. If I had actually bothered to make plans for tonight I wouldn't be in this situation!


I hate my fucking life!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 25 Jul 2009, 22:01
So I met someone who caught swine flu and recovered. What a nice lady.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Jul 2009, 23:48
Tiscali, now owned by TalkTalk

Tiscali were the worst ISP ever, even before becoming part of TalkTalk.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yayniall on 26 Jul 2009, 08:15
In other my news dreams I dreamt the world's greatest shirt.
It is black with red and white stripes on the front it also has skull and crossbones and balloons with the words "Will you marry me?"
On the back it says "Enjoy the party"
I can't think of any reason why you'd want other clothes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 26 Jul 2009, 09:16
Awww, Jens, I'm happy for you. What would you like for a present?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 26 Jul 2009, 09:23
You bastard. I was gonna propose to him when I came to Scotland.

You are now on notice to me, Jens.

On Notice.

then again I am already kind of patrick's lover so perhaps one male is enough
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Jul 2009, 09:28
So here are your choices of states that allow such things to happen, Jens:

Iowa
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Maine
Vermont

(pick Massachusetts!)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 26 Jul 2009, 09:57
Dear Blug Thread,

Yesterday kicked my ass, but in a good way.

The access station called me to work a truck shoot at one of the city's big Concert in the Park events. So I had to be at the station at 8am to help gather gear. We got there just after 8:30 set up the cameras and laid the cables, etc. Got everything done around 11, so that gave us a couple hours to kill before the concert started at 1:30.

It was a skeleton crew, so once things got rolling, there weren't many opportunities for breaks. I was on camera, and it was hot out there (90-95F), fortunately there were plenty of trees, so most of the time the camera positions were in the shade. Lots of water consumed. 5 1/2 hours of (mostly) good music later, it was over. So now that we were all good and tired and hot, we had to go gather the cameras and 50lb cables and drag them all back to the truck. We got back to the station at 8:30 pm and after we stowed the gear and I got home, it was 10pm.

So a nearly 14-hr day and my only pay as a volunteer was a really nice lunch served by the concert organizers (they let us into the sponsor/VIP tent for that). It's really satisfying to put in a good day's work after not having a job for so long, and considering all the help I've had with my own show, I consider it a fair trade. So it's only a bonus that they're considering putting me on the staff crew list so that I get PAID for these gigs.  :-D

Oh, and one band had the most ridiculous/cool drummer ever. He used whiffleball bats as drumsticks, and had his crash cymbals on extensions so they were 3 feet above his head. To top off the coolness, he wore his spares like swords across his back so if he broke/dropped any, he just reached over he shoulder and drew a new one!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 26 Jul 2009, 14:27
How are the Viennese not the largest people on the planet?  I ask for a beer at lunch, and they bring me a glass the siye of two pint glasses stacked on top of one another.  I have schnitzel for dinner, and it is the largest piece of veal, ham, peppers, and gorgonzola I could have imagined, breaded and fried.

Not that I'm complaining.  Vienna is awesome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Jul 2009, 15:57
Yeah I think the same thing every time I eat Czech food too... It's all ridiculously sized bits of meat and potatoes and deep fried cheese and dumplings and maybe some cabbage if you play your cards right. Also massive beers, too.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 26 Jul 2009, 16:07
So here are your choices of states that allow such things to happen, Jens:

Iowa
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Maine
Vermont

(pick Massachusetts!)

Any of those states are acceptable except Iowa. For the love of all that is good, do not pick Iowa.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 26 Jul 2009, 16:50
I found out today that my dad had the $10 cheque from RailCorp I had been waiting for since May and given up on. He also said I had a $63 cheque from our health fund (which I have impatiently been waiting for) but can't find it. I would rather have the $63 than the $10. But that also means he's been opening my mail and not telling me I have any, which annoys me.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 26 Jul 2009, 17:22
So, I'm back home from one of Jamaica's best rat-holes. Who missed me?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 26 Jul 2009, 17:51
I did!

This has been a weekend full of family gatherings. I am ready to not see them until Thanksgiving now.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 26 Jul 2009, 18:10
That is why I skipped this year's family reunion and opted to stay home this weekend.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Jul 2009, 18:19
So I have been trying to enrol in my University subjects today only to be met with an unrelenting wall of bureaucracy. Firstly, about four months ago I applied to move from a graduate certificate into a graduate diploma. This was approved at the end of last week. Classes start this week. Until the transfer was approved, I was unable to enrol in subjects. The problem is that most subjects end up full by the week they start.

"What if the subjects I want to do are full?" I naively asked the student centre. "Oh, you'll just have to do something else" they replied.

Me - "But why would I transfer into a course that I don't want to do? I'm not going to pay to study things I'm not intending to use. Doesn't that make the course transfer pointless?"

Student centre - "Well, yeah. But there's no way around it."

Me - "Right, so it's one of those catch 22 things. Can't get into a course without the transfer, but doing the transfer means I won't be able to enrol until the courses start and they're all full, so I can't actually do the course."

Student centre - "Yeah. Sorry."

So I finally was able to enrol today, and the subjects I want to do are full. Not only that, but one of the core subjects I have to do as a requisite of completing the course is full.

Me - "Can't I just enrol in a different subject? I mean, I didn't really want to do the core subject anyway..."

Student centre - "No. You have to do this subject as part of the course requirements. Unfortunately it's full, so we're going to put your name on a list."

Me - "What does the list do?"

Student centre - "After a while we might make a second class for that subject, or let you enrol in something else. But there's no guarantee of either happening."

Me - "So you're forcing me to enrol in a class that doesn't exist, and in the mean-time I can't just go to another subject instead?"

Student centre - "Yes. And no, you can't."

/rant.


Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 19:41
I am not sure I have ever met a single university student who can say that they haven't had some enrolment experience which made them want to do murders. Hell, when I was in uni that's what happened every flippin' semester.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 26 Jul 2009, 19:44
Fuck guitar hero. Fuck that game. I have not thrown a controller down in disgust in at least 5 years, but there I was, throwing a plastic guitar down and then axe kicking it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 19:52
Have you considered the notion that perhaps you are just not any good?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Jul 2009, 19:55
Also that you have some anger management issues.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Jul 2009, 20:22
I am not sure I have ever met a single university student who can say that they haven't had some enrolment experience which made them want to do murders. Hell, when I was in uni that's what happened every flippin' semester.

Yeah, this is true.

On the plus side, my lecturers are pretty awesome and when I told them about it they were like "Just turn up to my class and I'll work out some way of getting you in". Still doesn't help for my imaginary class, though. Looks like I'll be spending some time in room 3B.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 20:45
Imaginary class: Class for your Imagination!

(http://cinie.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/unicorn-rainbow.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jul 2009, 20:55
Have been hauling lumber and am in pain pretty much everywhere but in a good way!

Went to an art show and met some wonderful people including one 95-year-old woman who thinks I'm adorable and wants me to go work for her.

Went to court and fuck that shit. $110 fuck youuuuuu

Family reunion including the British side of the family and my uncle got drunk and started shit. Uncle, fuck youuuuu

But other than that everything is pretty awesome. Ever since I fixed up this guitar people WANT IT SO BAD. It makes me full of happiness!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 26 Jul 2009, 21:19
Fuck you, David Dovey and your avatar changes. I keep thinking you are Sam.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 21:19
Funnily enough, so do I, sometimes. Nobody is more confused by my avatar changes than I am.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 26 Jul 2009, 21:21
Hey Zingo, you're totally a lumberjack now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jul 2009, 21:27
So help me god if that is Monty PyFUCK YOU (even if it's closer to the truth than you know)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Jul 2009, 21:29
I wish I was Andy Falkous and just didn't give a shit about what people thought about me cause I would post like a huge long screed to my band's Myspace but instead I'm managing to balance out my mild disappointment with an endorphin high from the fact that two people I've never met in my life came out to see us! Thanks friends. than ks
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Jul 2009, 21:31
Wow Johnny you even care what people think about you on the Internet?

Grow a pair, sonny jim.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 26 Jul 2009, 21:48
Cleaning out my living room in preperation to move out in a month but in the meantime the guy I'm possibly moving in with is leaving his decks, mixer, scratch live gear and midi controller around so we have a fucking INSANE setup rocking at the moment as well as crates and crates of old 80's shit and new-school breaks

oh my
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Jul 2009, 21:51
Also: I just hit an insanely high note and hurt myself what the fuck that was kind of awesome but now I'm scared to do it again.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 26 Jul 2009, 21:57
I am not sure I have ever met a single university student who can say that they haven't had some enrolment experience which made them want to do murders. Hell, when I was in uni that's what happened every flippin' semester.

Oh god, the flashbacks! Financial aid was paid to the school, not to me, but they wouldn't pay until I was enrolled in classes so they'd know whether to pay at full time or part time rates, but if I didn't pay up front, I couldn't enroll via computer beforehand. So every freakin' semester was an exercise in trying to add classes, but you couldn't turn in your add form until ALL the professors signed off on it, but when one took 4 weeks, I then had to petition the dean for the extra late adds, plus all the dept heads. When I got to the math chair, he said to me: "why have you been attending these classes ILLEGALLY?"

He's the one person in my life that if I ran into him randomly one day I'd totally punch in the mouth.

Also that you have some anger management issues.

That might slightly apply to me here, too. I think the occasional justifiable homicide would do much to streamline university/college paperwork.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 27 Jul 2009, 00:57
Have you considered the notion that perhaps you are just not any good?

This crossed my mind, but the 5 stars on all the other songs sort of defied that logic. I just became increasingly frustrated with the game and with my current life situation (no need to go into it here, it is boring and I don't think anyone really cares.) and so I had an outburst of rage, which is pretty rare for me.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 27 Jul 2009, 04:04
oh god the week i'm having.  on thursday, i called in sick from work.  realizing i need to get my car inspected since it expired last month, i went to do so.  the inspection place told me they couldn't do it because my registration was expired.  wtf.  i went to my insurance company, paid for the new registration and was told they'd take care of it for me and to pick up my new papers on friday.  thursday night, my plumbing was fucked, so i drove to the train and stayed at jon's for the night.  on friday, i went to get my car and i had a ticket for an expired registration.  it has been expired since april apparently, and i just get a ticket now?  ugh!  of course, by the time i got to my car and got the new registration from the company, it was too late to get it inspected and they're closed on the weekend.  my sister is up from north carolina this weekend, so i went to see her.  while visiting, i got yet another fucking ticket for expired inspection sticker.  at this point, i'm just really pissed off.  headed home, some asshole cuts me off on the highway going only 20mph when I, along with everyone behind me is going around 60-70mph.  i had to screech my brakes not to hit the fuck and he STILL didn't speed up right away.  of course, my child is in the backseat so i'm all panicked about the people behind me hitting me, which they didn't, thank god.  i did see them swerve though.  anyway, it was a really shitty thing and my kid slept right through it, but i was freaked the fuck out and oh man it's been a shitty week.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jul 2009, 15:16
fuck fuck fuck it is like 90 degrees right now i think i might actually melt into a gooey, steaming puddle

that might not seem that hot to some of you but bear in mind that i am in western Washington and it was considered apocalyptically hot, like, fifteen degrees ago.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: J-cob9000 on 27 Jul 2009, 20:43
My mother has a broken ankle. She was attempting to catch a rooster for some lady and she slipped in rooster poo and fell and somehow broke her fibula. She is now out of work for 6 weeks or so and has to go for surgery in the morning.
You can laugh at the mental image of her falling. I promise I won't be offended.

also
my tonsil is infected fffffffffuuuuccckkkkk. it hurts like balls.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 27 Jul 2009, 21:36
fuck fuck fuck it is like 90 degrees right now i think i might actually melt into a gooey, steaming puddle

that might not seem that hot to some of you but bear in mind that i am in western Washington and it was considered apocalyptically hot, like, fifteen degrees ago.

I sympathize.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 27 Jul 2009, 22:05
too much change ahhh
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Jul 2009, 22:19
Australians like to criticise people from colder climes for passing out from the heat when it is over 30C but on the other hand it was 9C here today and I felt like I was going to start losing limbs. So I guess we are all just weak, pink, squishy things.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Jul 2009, 22:42
I much rather prefer being cold than hot. When it's hot I get sick and really really crabby.

DEAR BLOG THREAD,
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS HAMSTER?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/Shujinko.jpg)
HE IS REALLY SMART SO I BET HE IS NOW ON THE INTERNET. His name is Shujinko.

I lost a hamster. I don't know how. The other one is still in the cage, all the doors were closed, and I looked and there were no holes. I saw the little fucker scamper under the refrigerator so I made a trap. The hamster cage came with a hamster ladder, and their favorite food is sunflower seeds so I made a trail up the ladder into a big mixing bowl with more sunflower seeds. He can get in but not out. If it's not there in the morning I'm gonna call my old boss and see where we got the humane traps we have at the video store. Poor hamster, I hope it is not dead behind the oven or something.

If someone has any advice on capturing and not killing a dwarf hamster, please let me know. I feel crappy about it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 27 Jul 2009, 23:10
Use an elliot trap (http://www.traps.com.au/sherman.htm) with a bait made out of rolled oats, peanut butter, and honey rolled into a small ball (I've used around 2 cm diametre for small mammal trapping) and placed at the back of the trap, along with a wad of cotton wool if you're trapping outdoors.

Edit: The cotton wool is for warmth, as when trapped the animal can't shelter as it normally would. Make sure the bait is in front of the wool. Also if trapping outside you need to check the trap early in the morning to avoid inadvertantly cooking the animal in direct sunlight.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Jul 2009, 23:28
That! That is the kind of trap I want to get but I don't know where to get one. That's the kind we used at my old video store and it worked really well. I tried Walmart due to the fact that it has everything and is open at 1:30am but they only had things to kill it. It's in my apartment, I think. I don't think he can get out under the front door, but then again I didn't think he could get out of a cage specifically designed for small rodent pet things.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Allybee on 28 Jul 2009, 01:15
holy shit you can use those to trap bandicoots!!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 28 Jul 2009, 01:56
I am so very pissed off at my ISPs website, there is no "cancel your service" area and half the pages are outdated and can't be found. Also I slept for like a day and haven't eaten in 36 hours.

Update: it is 2 in the goddamned morning what are you fuckers (my flatmate and friends) doing yelling? Do you forget that we live in an apartment and the people that live next to us have a baby?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 28 Jul 2009, 06:32
It's my birthday today, and I will be celebrating later this evening by doing a spoken word set at a county fair. Seems like an odd pairing; punk poets and 4H'ers - right after our set is finished, there's a demo derby in the main area...I'm not sure if anyone is going to dig our stuff or not.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Josefbugman on 28 Jul 2009, 06:40
Happy Birthday, and good luck with the spoken word set.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Jul 2009, 07:20
Update: I caught the hamster with a warm and fuzzy slipper. He was hanging out behind the fridge so I moved it, and he ran into my cleaning closet so I brought my slipper and cornered him and he walked right into the slipper.

Actually I think he's kind of depressed (so far as hamster depression goes). He ran to the spinny runny wheel, sat on it and he hasn't moved since. Hmm.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Jul 2009, 07:28
Maybe you should do something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj0VGqNTazg) for him.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Jul 2009, 07:55
Or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiCTgd8s4Ps)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Jul 2009, 08:04
Maybe a nice romantic dinner? I think the other hamster would get jealous... so two romantic dinners and oh my goodness the loris is adooorable! It really does look happy when she's tickling it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 28 Jul 2009, 08:31
Happy Birthday
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 28 Jul 2009, 09:02
Happy Birthday

Happy birthday Will. I got you a quote tunnel.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Christophe on 28 Jul 2009, 09:03
Happy Birthday
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 28 Jul 2009, 10:29
Happy Birthday

Get your hamster a hamster ball or something, since he likes to explore.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: scarred on 28 Jul 2009, 11:35
Happy Birthday
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 28 Jul 2009, 11:46
(Thanks guys, I hoped that would catch on)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 28 Jul 2009, 12:00
Aw, a birthday quote tunnel! You guys are awesome!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 28 Jul 2009, 14:17
I'm in Prague!  Haven't seen anything that wasn't on the metro/tram ride to my hostel yet, but I'm going to get out and about first thing tomorrow morning.  Really excited.

Also,

Happy Birthday
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
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Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 28 Jul 2009, 14:36
What have you done?
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Post by: Joseph on 28 Jul 2009, 14:41
Magic.
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Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Johnny C on 28 Jul 2009, 16:56
holy shit you can use those to trap bandicoots!!!!!

crash nooo
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Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Tom on 28 Jul 2009, 17:39
I'm actually really pumped for my UMAT which is in 3 hours time. OMG, this is crazy.

EDIT: The t=test, man that's bad.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 28 Jul 2009, 17:50
So I am in a Position.

I have two very dear friends, my best friends, my tethers to sanity, pretty much. They used to be a couple but they broke up a few months back because one was going out of town for an extended period of time. Friend who's still in town had remarked to me that the breakup was rather abrupt and she doesn't know why it happened.  

About a month ago I was called over to an acquaintance's house, and after asking me to promise secrecy he told me that he and the friend that had left town had been having an affair towards the end of my friends' relationship. I am apparently the only person of my circle of friends beyond the acquaintance and the out of town friend to know about this whole thing, and I'm apparently not supposed to know because I can't talk about it with my out of town friend.

Lately this has been weighing down on me. I feel like I've been strapped to a bomb that's getting more and more powerful as the clock keeps ticking, and the longer I wait the worse it'll get when it explodes. I didn't consider revealing my knowledge to anyone for so long because I didn't want to hurt my friends and feel responsible for the shit that would go down afterwards and risk losing the best things in my life, but the more I think about it the more I realize that I don't have a choice, this was thrust upon me. The strain of it is making me physically ill at night and it's disrupting my sleep. I owe it to my best friend to tell her. I owe it to my out-of-town friend to tell her that I know her secret (and that I don't judge her for it) and I owe it to myself to shirk this burden I've been given.

So I'm thinking of emailing my acquaintance with an ultimatum - I will strongly advise that he tell out-of-town friend himself, and in a certain amount of time, a week's time maybe, I'll call my out-of-town friend and tell her what I know if she doesn't know at that point. When I call her I will strongly advise that she tell my best friend. If she doesn't, I may have to. I stand to lose her friendship but this isn't fair to me and it's not fair to my best friend.

Am I crazy or dumb? I need some feedback here.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
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Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 28 Jul 2009, 18:29
Oh. Oh god.

Will, I am just giving you a plain ol' "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" so I don't break the internets. Also maybe I'll bring you cookies or something.

Blog thread! I got my travel plans finalized for Chicago. Not what I originally wanted, but they will do. Also I am taking the train, because really, it was the safest option for leaving downtown in the middle of the night. So yay! But not so yay is that the owner of the company is coming in Thursday and the idea of him spending a day in my store makes me nauseous. At least I only have to spend one day with him and not two like the others. Bwahaha.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 28 Jul 2009, 18:33
Am I crazy or dumb? I need some feedback here.

So ok, two female friends A & B were dating, then B had an affair with a dude, C and then broke up with A and left town for a while.

A doesn't know why it happened.  C tells you about the thing with B & you're conflicted about the whole thing.  Is that the gist?

I think that the affair and the breakup are two separate things that may or may not even have anything to do with one another.  They could actually both have been caused by the same underlying problem, like perhaps B didn't like A anymore.  She hooked up with C, then either left town to avoid the situation or used an absence as a good excuse to rid herself of A and put some time & distance between them.

In any case, I don't see where you play a part in this at all.  This is a thing between A & B.  They have already broken up, so I don't see the point in telling A about the affair, as it's in the past and no longer relevant to their relationship (due to it ending).  If B feels guilty about not letting A know more about the situation I am sure she'll tell her.  If A wants better closure she can sack up and ask B herself.

Actually, if you are worried about this I think the most you could do as a concerned friend would be to call B and tell her A is going out of her mind because she doesn't fully understand why they broke up, and could she please give her a call to talk.  If she doesn't want to then I am not sure what else you can do without threatening your friendship.

edit: good luck with it though, it sounds like a shitty situation to be in.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: KvP on 28 Jul 2009, 18:45
Well it's occurred to me that maybe they broke up because of other reasons, namely that girl B was going away for several months and they faced the age-old problems that come along with being apart from your partner for an extended period of time. What bothers me about it is that B engaged in the affair before the dumping occurred, I really really do not like having to keep (hurtful) secrets for people, and I'm worried that if this were to get out without my active involvement it would be known that I kept the secret and thus I would bear scorn. Ideally, I would just sit B and C down and talk to them about this, and nobody would get hurt.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 28 Jul 2009, 18:53
i swear i have gotten this facebook ad at least 20 times this week:

(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/937/abortion.png)

FACEBOOK all i want to do is check my wall posts and update my status with melodramatic song lyrics, is it so much to ask that i be able to do this without also being assaulted by pro-life advertisements and pictures of babies
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Jul 2009, 18:55
Maybe it's just me, but I can't see why this is worrying you so much? I mean, they've already broken, and as Est says telling the dumpee that she was cheated on isn't going to help anything.

I think maybe you're thinking too much into it, doesn't seem like it's really you're problem beyond telling the new couple that they should probably break the news to the dumpee.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 28 Jul 2009, 18:56
Press the thumbs down button under the ad, when it asks you why you dislike it, say it's because it's offensive. Problem solved!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 28 Jul 2009, 19:16
oh i did not know i could do that! wicked.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Jul 2009, 20:48
Update: I caught the hamster with a warm and fuzzy slipper. He was hanging out behind the fridge so I moved it, and he ran into my cleaning closet so I brought my slipper and cornered him and he walked right into the slipper.


Yay!

Also this has inspired me to design a way of making an elliot trap out of a cardboard box and materials lying around the house.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 28 Jul 2009, 21:11
(Thanks guys, I hoped that would catch on)
(Screw you, I started it and hoped it would catch on)

 :-P
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Jul 2009, 21:27
FACEBOOK all i want to do is check my wall posts and update my status with melodramatic song lyrics, is it so much to ask that i be able to do this without also being assaulted by pro-life advertisements and pictures of babies

Maybe you should stop with the incessant baby killing then.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Jul 2009, 21:31
Yay!

It was yay until I came home after work to check on them to make sure there were still two... remember what I said about the hamster acting depressed? He now won't open his eyes and when he tries to move he shudders really bad, like he's having a seizure. I think he must have gotten into something he shouldn't have... I'm going to call the vet tomorrow morning if he is still alive. :( (I cried like the baby I am when I picked him up and figured that something wasn't right)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 28 Jul 2009, 21:56
Poor animal ...

You have my sympathies. I hate it when my animals are poorly.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 28 Jul 2009, 23:06
I babysat my cousins with a hot girl

Downside: The 3 year old had diarrhea, which we discovered when he was pantsless and underwearless.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 29 Jul 2009, 00:10
Poor animal ...

You have my sympathies.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 29 Jul 2009, 00:39
Sending good vibes to your little guy, Brittany.

Blahg,

FUCK, did I screw up. Not only did I completely misread the note given to me about when the TV program I make was going to be on the air (it was on the sister station instead of the one the first ep was on), but the online stream was stuck on their bulletin board, so the show didn't go out on the internet. So anybody who WANTED to see it, like the band, their friends, family, and fans, probably couldn't find it.

I had given them DVD copies last week, and I'll be putting it online at YouTube and MySpace, but shit, there's still something special about seeing it in the moment on actual television that everybody missed, and I feel really bad about that.  :oops:  I'll have to see if it can be rescheduled some time, since the online messup was on their end at least.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: scarred on 29 Jul 2009, 00:40
Dear Blog,

I live in Seattle. This past week has so far beheld temperatures in the low 90's, and tomorrow is supposed to be from 97 - 102. Isn't this kind of shit only supposed to happen back in Chicago?

Fuck Al Gore.

love,

scarred
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 29 Jul 2009, 05:44
Didn't you hear that scientists have recently been saying global warming is a lie? That the Earth is actually cooling down?

Ba ha. Bahahahahahahaaha!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 29 Jul 2009, 06:05
Holy shit I am so so tired but I am pretending I am not because today is the second of two 14-hour workdays and if I can make it through the next 13.5 hours I will be FINE!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Jul 2009, 10:37
this week is supposed to be, like, the second or third time in recorded history that Seattle has broken a hundred degrees. makes me glad i have a stream in my back yard and a lake down the street.
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Post by: MrBlu on 29 Jul 2009, 11:50
SCREW you guys. SCREW Y- wait, it's breezy over here...???

Oh crap, it's not blazing hot anymore.

Well, ok then.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 29 Jul 2009, 12:17
I just got home from camp edith. It was awesome, but I had to leave early for stuff that is not nearly as fun or cool. Now i'm exhausted, confused and feeling a little depressed.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Jul 2009, 12:24
Sorry to hear that Jon.

Is Chicago out or are you still making an appearance?
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Post by: Cernunnos on 29 Jul 2009, 12:34
Alas, my weekend is fucked and i won't be able to make it.
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Post by: tommydski on 29 Jul 2009, 12:41
Shame.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jul 2009, 13:27
My father had the bright idea of driving his RV into standing water in our yard and now it is stuck, and he has left me without a car or a way to get to work. Ouch.

This kind of puts a strain on my job.

On the plus side? I disemboweled my electric guitar out of boredom. I realized that this would probably be the best thing for me to do since it is a cheap guitar and I want to know how they work. I took the neck off! I walked around with a guitar neck sticking out of my pocket and gathering strange looks. Then I put it back together and took the pickup apart and sort of figured out the wiring and have been asking everyone for a soldering iron for Christmas.
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Post by: Joseph on 29 Jul 2009, 13:49
  I think my new plan for the rest of my trip is going to involve walking back to my hostel every night, no matter how far away I am, no matter what city I am in, barring the posibility of waking up in a daze five towns over.  It's not like I have a curfew or anything, and it's not as though I need to wake up early every day (though I do like to try), and I love wandering (unfamiliar) cities at night.  Always a very different vibe than the day, and the thinned or vanished crowds in some areas leaves those places so much nicer.

  Today was a great day.  The Kafka and Kampa museums were both wonderful, in completely different ways.  I found a couple books I'd been looking for, at better prices than I could have probably ever found in Canada.  I finished the book I had been reading in a cafe and enjoyed it greatly.  I walked for hours and admired some sights.  I sat in parks, talked with strangers, forgot to eat breakfast and lunch, and smiled often.  So good.
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Post by: Jace on 29 Jul 2009, 13:59
Oh man I freaking love X-Men so much. Holy shit hulu has all of the seasons of x-men evolution, gonna watch it all!
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Post by: Joseph on 29 Jul 2009, 14:28
Oh, and at 22:00 I was by the astronomic clock and this huge crowd gathered apparently not realizing that it only does its fancy stuff between 9:00 and 21:00, and they watched it as the bell rang and nothing else happened.  A whole bunch of people took videos, there was a big countdown before, and then, nothing.  A lot of people booed and yelled.  I couldn't stop giggling.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 29 Jul 2009, 15:29
So.  I just got back from my grandmother's funeral a little while ago.  I hate funerals.  It's hard not to think about life and death, and that brings out my cynicism like nothing else.  Which in turn brings out my self-loathing for being so cynical. 

Which brings me to a question: is there any cure for cynicism?  It brings out a whole bag of feelings that just add onto my current depressive mood.  Quite frankly I am tired of holding a grudge against the world, but I can't figure out how to drop it.  Any suggestions?
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Post by: axerton on 29 Jul 2009, 16:02
Oh fuck. Oh fuck. Oh fuck. Oh fuck.
What've I done? What've I done? What've I done? What've I done?

...What have I done?

Well sure I've signed up to probably do too much this semester, between a second attempt at Chinese, Stage Managing one threatre show and Set Designing another as well as taking on an english subject that is notoriously terrible, and possibly taking on a creative writing subject that - if its anything like its last semester equivilant - will take a hell of a lot of work.

but why is this causing me such anxiety? I struggled to stay on top of everything last semester (and in the end - didn't succeed) but the entire time I was totally relaxed even when the end of semster was coming up and I realised just how much stuff I had to try to catch up on, but now I'm only in the second week and I feel like I've got a fucking ball of terror lodged in my chest.

For the moment, I'm going to put it down to not enough sleep, as that's the greatest difference between then and now.

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Post by: KvP on 29 Jul 2009, 16:09
Is there any cure for cynicism?
Falling in love
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Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jul 2009, 16:11
But cynics don't fall in love.
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 29 Jul 2009, 16:12
Is there any cure for cynicism?
Falling in love

And then all the cynicism comes back when it goes wrong.  :|
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 29 Jul 2009, 16:16
Phil, at the start of every semester when I look at all the stuff I have to do I normally have a "oh god, I will never be able to handle all this I am going to FAIL and DIE" moment. Just try and separate that big lump of "WORK" into smaller, more manageable lumps. I know it's hard (I sure as hell couldn't do that last year and panicked and stressed a lot), but that's kinda the only thing I can think of . Break it up and organise yourself so that you either work on small bits of each lump regularly, or think about the lumps so that you work on them in order of importance and slog through them?


I dunno, I'm trying to be organised this semester and actually study and read the stuff I need to for classes, so I may not be the best to give advice. Maybe get a calendar and wrote down when everything is due so you can see when you have time to work on things?
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Post by: Dimmukane on 29 Jul 2009, 16:27
Is there any cure for cynicism?
Falling in love

Working on that.  If you've read my saga in the Relationship Advice thread, the first attempt didn't go so well.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 29 Jul 2009, 16:56
X-Men update: CHARLES NOOO GET OUTTA MY HEAD CHARLES!

Holy shit I love X-Men so much but hate cyclops so much.
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Post by: JD on 29 Jul 2009, 17:47
Oh god Audiosurf is so much fun
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Post by: Dimmukane on 29 Jul 2009, 18:15
True dat, I'm gonna go play it now.

And then all the cynicism comes back when it goes wrong.  :|

Somehow missed that one...yeah, since the aforementioned incident it's been a bit stronger than usual.  On the other hand, it disappears when I'm hanging out with that person, so as long as I've still got that I'll be mostly OK.  It's really only been coming out during times of stress, which admittedly have been pretty often lately but will probably settle down by the end of the summer.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 29 Jul 2009, 18:16
  I think my new plan for the rest of my trip is going to involve walking back to my hostel every night, no matter how far away I am, no matter what city I am in, barring the posibility of waking up in a daze five towns over.  It's not like I have a curfew or anything, and it's not as though I need to wake up early every day (though I do like to try), and I love wandering (unfamiliar) cities at night.  Always a very different vibe than the day, and the thinned or vanished crowds in some areas leaves those places so much nicer.

That is an extremely excellent idea. By far my favourite part of travel is getting the feel of a new city under my feet.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Jul 2009, 18:43
Yeah walking places is an excellent way to get a feel for a city, I highly recommend it.

Also bloggy today is my last day at the Sydney Morning Herald. I am going to ask them for a permanent job, even though they have no money or jobs going. While it has been a great experience I am also looking forward to catching up on sleep (I am back at ngiht school, too) and not being stressed for a little bit.

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Post by: Jace on 29 Jul 2009, 19:13
X-Men Update:

"If we can clear her mind, maybe we can get her to focus on me..."

FUCK YOUUUUUUU CYCLOPS.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 Jul 2009, 19:46
Oh fuck. Oh fuck. Oh fuck. Oh fuck.

Have the shows started already? You probably know it in theory, but try your best to find a way to do your schoolwork in a schedule that doesn't take away from your time to sleep. And don't forget to eat. Skipping either of those will kill you.
It sounds bad, but prioritize your work - which classes you can BS through without having done any readings, which ones need reading to do the writing, which ones you can skim for between classes so as not to take up valuable time after rehearsals. Which classes do you need, which ones do you need to just get credit for. Not that I'm encouraging you to slack or anything, but that's the only way I got through some classes while I was stage managing. "All I need is to get a C in this class. That means I only need to get a 60% on this paper." And I'd literally write 2/3 of a good paper, slap a shitty conclusion on it, and book it to class to turn it in.
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Post by: JD on 29 Jul 2009, 19:49
I'm joining the "OMG it's so fucking hot" club.
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Post by: nobo on 29 Jul 2009, 20:32
My friend just called me to tell me she had a miscarriage :(
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Post by: allison on 29 Jul 2009, 20:42
Aw Norbert I'm sorry. Heart goes out to her; that must be unthinkably sad.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 29 Jul 2009, 21:03
Same.  My friend has had 4.  It's not fun.
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Post by: nobo on 29 Jul 2009, 21:05
Thanks Allison. The poor girl is in a really shitty situation as it is, this is just icing on the cake. some people really come down on the wrong side of luck in life, and she's one of them. That said, its probably for the best. as much as i hate saying it, she was in no situation to have a kid.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 29 Jul 2009, 22:34
Trying to just figure out how to apply to colleges and having no idea how to do anything is the worst thing.
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Post by: pwhodges on 29 Jul 2009, 23:46
is there any cure for cynicism?

Cynicism arises from a mismatch between your expectations of the world and what the world delivers - the world is seen as failing and thus bad.  Try, if you can, to turn this around so that your expectations are based on what the world can and does deliver; this is realism - and it doesn't preclude ambition, which can drive you to find how to get more out of the world than what comes with less effort.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Joseph on 30 Jul 2009, 00:17
Trying to just figure out how to apply to colleges and having no idea how to do anything is the worst thing.

Spend a lot of time on the phone if you have to.  College/university websites tend to be terribly difficult to navigate.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 30 Jul 2009, 02:06
I'm joining the "OMG it's so fucking hot" club.
No. No. NO.

It needs to be FLIPPING 40C before you can join, wherever you are.
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Post by: scarred on 30 Jul 2009, 02:14
It got up to 103 today in Seattle.

Tomorrow it's only supposed to max at 94.

Then, Friday back to 83.

I pray that's the worst of the heat wave.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 30 Jul 2009, 02:43
I'm joining the "OMG it's so fucking hot" club.
No. No. NO.

It needs to be FLIPPING 40C before you can join, wherever you are.

Yeah, It did
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Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Jul 2009, 02:51
It's 59 degrees here, neener neener
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Post by: allison on 30 Jul 2009, 05:50
Everyone in my office is talking about racism and the rights of Native Canadians and black history and most of them sound like entitled assholes. A sample:
"[Native Canadians] have had a lot taken away from them. We tooke everything. They deserve the benefits they get."
"But look how much better we made it - look at Canada now!"
"Uh, they live on reserves in trailers without basic amenities, not even clean drinking water in some cases."
"Who's talking about those people? I mean the ones that live in cities."
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Post by: tania on 30 Jul 2009, 06:45
wait, do they mean the ones with disproportionately high rates of substance abuse and homelessness and who also make up 22% of admissions to sentenced custody while representing only 3% of the canadian population

because if so the people in your office have a very lenient definition of the phrase "much better"
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Post by: allison on 30 Jul 2009, 06:46
This is my point. Also please notice that I have not referred to them as "friends".
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Post by: Reed on 30 Jul 2009, 10:24
I am flat broke, hungry and tired.

Life is fantastic
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Post by: imapiratearg on 30 Jul 2009, 12:23
Seeing a counselor next week.

I guess I'm not okay.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 30 Jul 2009, 12:47
almost all of my worldly possessions are in a storage unit. now i am camping in my living room, and getting ready to live in my husband's grandparents' basement. we are trying to buy a house. currently i'm unemployed, but i have two interviews on monday, one is with a temp reception/customer service staffing company. i am hopeful, and feeling less useless and unemployable than i did a few days ago.
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Post by: Joseph on 30 Jul 2009, 12:54
The weather in Berlin is so much nicer and cooler than it has been elsewhere on my trip.  The hostel seems nice, though the staff are insane, I guess in a good way.  Got in too late to really see much tonight, but I'll start hitting the town first thing in the morning.
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Post by: nobo on 30 Jul 2009, 13:59
Everyone in my office is talking about racism and the rights of Native Canadians and black history and most of them sound like entitled assholes. A sample:
"[Native Canadians] have had a lot taken away from them. We tooke everything. They deserve the benefits they get."
"But look how much better we made it - look at Canada now!"
"Uh, they live on reserves in trailers without basic amenities, not even clean drinking water in some cases."
"Who's talking about those people? I mean the ones that live in cities."

my hs psychology teacher once said, terrorism has never worked for anyone except for the US, AKA manifest destiny and pretty much wiping out the native american population.  But if you bring that up in a conversation people look at you as if you're batshit crazy.
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Post by: negative creep on 30 Jul 2009, 16:11
Hey joseph why are you in Berlin and didn't tell me?!

Also, all my friends now told me i should stop drinking so hard, and they are all alcoholics. I guess I'm fucked?
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Post by: MrBlu on 30 Jul 2009, 16:40
It's 59 degrees here, neener neener
59 Celsius or Fahrenheit?
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 30 Jul 2009, 18:19
it's 52F here right now and I am loooooooooooving it!

Also Kevin the hamster passed away sometime yesterday while I was at work. Thank you dudes for the good vibes, I am actually kind of glad he went one way or the other because him sick looked painful. Now my friend says he's kickin it in heaven with Jesus, Karl Marx and Zeppo Marx. Here is an artist's representation:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/fred.jpg)
he was alive in that picture

(ALSO: Good luck Rosie!)
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Post by: JD on 30 Jul 2009, 18:21
Dawwww
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Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Jul 2009, 23:54
Neo-Communist Judeo-Christian mustachioed hamsters are adorable.

 
It's 59 degrees here, neener neener
59 Celsius or Fahrenheit?

Fahrenheit. For some reason, saying "Fahrenheit" out loud makes me want to do the Seig Heil salute.
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Post by: squawk on 31 Jul 2009, 00:36
Blog thread, next week it is possible that I am going to live out "Song of Our So-Called Friend" because this is how I handle situations and life in general, by listening to songs and taking them seriously, because I have problems, and also I have trouble writing songs so I guess instead of making songs based on my experiences I will just form my experiences based on the songs made from others' experiences and then sort of match it up in a stupid reverse order. I'm kind of having a lot of problems with thinking right now can you tell? This is what happens when you love someone and are too ridiculous to handle it in a healthy manner

Fuck you Will Sheff



edit: this post had one period
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Post by: pwhodges on 31 Jul 2009, 03:36
Blogggg... How I love computer security. 

Someone wrote an SOP (Standard Operation Procedure) to perform a security action (for locking out remote users when their access is rescinded), and without checking with me filed it, emailed it to everyone and required them all to sign the log that they'd read it.  So far so good.  So I read it....

It contained a procedure that required the user to do a remote connection to our main domain controller!!
It contained our current domain administrator login password!!!!

In principle that compromised every single one of our machines apart from the firewall; patient data; commercial data.
I don't think I have ever been so angry in my entire working life.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 31 Jul 2009, 04:00
That's half a story. What did you do? Whose head did you collect?
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Post by: pwhodges on 31 Jul 2009, 04:13
This happened at the end of the working day; the guy who wrote it was working from home, and is on leave today - Monday will be interesting...  I have chewed up the QA manager who distributed it; her response: 'oh, but we have to rely on experts for the content of SOPs, I just make sure they're written appropriately' - does she not know that you never   write down passwords?  Emailing a password also breaks the university's rules for supply of network connectivity.  Etc, etc - sorry, I'm about to get incoherent again.

I have (surprise!) changed the password, and I'm spending the day going through finding all the services and scheduled tasks (mainly backup procedures) that use that login - not as many as I feared, actually.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 31 Jul 2009, 04:18
Wow Paul, that is a pretty massive mess up, good luck with fixing it.

Blog thread,

I may have swine flu. Hooray. I feel like butt. In other news, I have a girlfriend. She is quite lovely but I feel bad because I may have given her swine flu (read: probably did). Also, I have a job interview on Wednesday, which is good! It's only at a Spar, it's miles from my house, but I don't care. It's much the same as what I did in Somerfield and I can do that well and with gusto on a good day, it's easy work and I don't have to take it home with me. Money. Sorted. I just hope they'll have me!

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Post by: imapiratearg on 31 Jul 2009, 06:48
I may have had the swine flu.  It's pretty shitty!
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Post by: SirJuggles on 31 Jul 2009, 11:43
Hi blog thread. You still love me right? Even though I'm a degenerate layabout with no job? I'm still waiting to hear back from that sign-spinning company. That would be cool, right? Right?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 31 Jul 2009, 12:06
Yeah! Degenerate layabout with no job! Woo! Join the club :-(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 31 Jul 2009, 13:08
We have a club now? Sweet. Add that to the ability to drink during the day with impunity and we've basically attained nirvana.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 31 Jul 2009, 13:16
I...I think you're right...it's all so clear now. 8-) <- enlightened face
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Post by: Jace on 31 Jul 2009, 13:17
X-Men Update: Holy shit, we've had Mesmero, Captain America, Archangel, Nick Fury, name drop of Apocalypse, and now motherfucking Scarlet Witch. Goddamn this show is fucking awesome.

UPDATE: SHIT YES! SENTINELS, GAMBIT, PYRO, COLOSSUS!
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Post by: Will on 31 Jul 2009, 16:46
I do not have swine flu.
I leave for tour in one week.
I hope that I do not contract swine flu while on tour.
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Post by: Spluff on 31 Jul 2009, 19:29
I have swine flu and I think my head is going to explode

this is a bad thing because of late I have become pretty attached to my head
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Post by: sean on 31 Jul 2009, 21:15
I have recently discovered if i send a text and there is a prolonged gap before i receive a response i usually have to look at the text i sent cause i can't remember what the response is referring to.

please tell me i am not alone here.
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Post by: Liz on 31 Jul 2009, 21:21
Took you long enough, Jens. Gosh.
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Post by: Liz on 31 Jul 2009, 23:52
Mainly I was just exploiting the fact that you left your account logged in. Really, it could have been a lot worse.
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Post by: MrBlu on 01 Aug 2009, 01:14
There could have been blood.

So guys, rapid fire segment: Paintballing with friends or Family Reunion?
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 01 Aug 2009, 01:48
Ok so I've been having a shit of a week.

All week I've been copping a fuckton of abuse from people at work, not co-workers or anything like that but every single person who calls up (I work at an inbound call centre) either has huge problems that they think are my fault or just complete douchebags who feel the need to argue about everything. Basically this has been angrying up the blood all week and just making me incredibly depressed and just totally full of rage and despair. This is not very surprising but it's been causing me to be all snappy and basically I've been acting like a jerk and pissing my girlfriend off who really doesn't deserve to be treated the way I've been treating her this week. I've already apologised and stuff and I'm feeling ok now but I just hate it when I get like that because feeling so fucking awful all the time just makes me feel so fucking awful.

Also! My girlfriend just came home and told me she lost her job. Apparently the salon she work(ed)s at (she's a hairdresser) isn't making enough money and they have to let her go. They don't need to fire the 1st year apprentice because she makes less than minimum wage anyway and they're not firing the other guy because despite the fact that he deals drugs in the salon, takes forever to do anything, shows up late to work by hours at a time and just generally shirks all his responsibilities, he has lots of regular clients.
So now my girlfriend is upset and we're soon to be significantly poorer. Fuck.
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Post by: Joseph on 01 Aug 2009, 02:43
Hey joseph why are you in Berlin and didn't tell me?!

Also, all my friends now told me i should stop drinking so hard, and they are all alcoholics. I guess I'm fucked?

I told you on Meebo a week ago!  You said you were working and couldn't make it out here.
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Post by: negative creep on 01 Aug 2009, 06:02
Shit, I remember. See the second thing I posted for an explanation.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 01 Aug 2009, 06:53
deals drugs in the salon [...] has lots of regular clients.

I think this is self explanatory.

Blog thread, why can't I have a normal schedule? Why do I wake up at 6am some days and 4pm other days?
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 01 Aug 2009, 11:09
2 years ain't the biggest deal.

I mean, it might be slightly too big, but as an obstacle, it's often relatively easy to overcome.

Just go to the party with her and play it cool.  Don't push anything.
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Post by: Joseph on 01 Aug 2009, 13:07
Shit, I remember. See the second thing I posted for an explanation.

Hah.  The first thing you told me to do in Berlin was get drunk and ride the U-Bahn.  I guess that also fits under the same subject.
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Post by: Jace on 01 Aug 2009, 13:18
X-Men Update: Oh shit Apocalypse has been awoken. But its cool, we are taking a break from all that stuff for a paradise cruise episode, then back to Apocalypse.
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Post by: glyphic on 01 Aug 2009, 16:30
BLOG,

This week has been my first good week in a LONG TIME. After having my newly-purchased guitar amp damaged by UPS and subsequently held hostage in California (I live in Illinois), they are finally shipping it back to me with a check to cover the repairs. Only took five weeks, too.

Also, after the deer body-slammed my car, doing over $2800 in damage, my insurance company paid out hella-fast and I got a good friend to do the work, which will hopefully save me the deductible. Hooray! Plus, I have a brand new loaner car to pimp around in for a week or so.

Plus, I got a job interview! At a job that would use my college degree! It is a video production house and I would be shooting and editing video. Abysmally boring video, but video nonetheless. Plus, it pays well enough to finally allow me to move away from this horribly rural area.

Plus, I have had several customers loudly proclaim my amazing customer service skills. I'm kicking ass. Plus, I totally killed in sales last month. My commission check should be fantastic.

And I went bowling with friends last night and it was totally rad. Beers were imbibed and bowling-shoes-dancing occurred!

I am going to try my best to keep positive! I'm not going to think that this is all karma and within the next few days I will be struck by a meteor or a trident from the sea.
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Aug 2009, 16:33
Bleagh...  another day, another year  <sigh />

OTOH, going to see Bruno later :-)
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Post by: MrBlu on 01 Aug 2009, 20:10
There could have been blood.

So guys, rapid fire segment: Paintballing with friends or Family Reunion?
Just because you guys weren't around to give moral support, I skipped the family reunion to go paintballing HAHAHAH FLUFFERRRRRS!!!

Ok, no I didn't, I saw a bunch of people who asked "don't you remember me?" And I spent a lot of the time either eating or going "No, I don't remember you, that's why I have this look on my face that says 'why are you hugging me'."

'Twas fun tho'. Always nice to hear the Canucks and Yankees speak. Oh man, you guys sound hilarious.
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Post by: scarred on 01 Aug 2009, 23:46
And I went bowling with friends last night

I read this three times before I realized it didn't say "blowing"

Yeah our pizza cook called in sick so I worked a Pizza shift and a Dishwasher shift at the same time.

AAAAAAAAHHHh *passes out*
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Post by: öde on 02 Aug 2009, 00:53
So getting drunk at the 24 hour pool club after work makes it harder to get home, but all the more worth it.
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Post by: allison on 02 Aug 2009, 05:32
Blog thread, sometimes I have an overwhelming feeling that I am being fucked with. Cool!
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Post by: Jace on 02 Aug 2009, 05:47
I would only fuck with you in the good way.

Blog Thread, I have been up about 24 hours. I just kept on talkin to friends and roommate last night after closing the store.
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Post by: negative creep on 02 Aug 2009, 06:03

Hah.  The first thing you told me to do in Berlin was get drunk and ride the U-Bahn.  I guess that also fits under the same subject.

That is indeed a very good thing to do in Berlin. I do not regret suggesting it!
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Post by: Joseph on 02 Aug 2009, 08:40
Good lord it is way too hot here right now.  Everything in Berlin requires lots of walking to get between, and in this weather it is just not worth it anymore.  I walked most of the morning, saw some pretty cool things, but the weather has worn me down.

On the bright side, I got to eat some delicious falafel.  And yesterday the temperature was perfect, and I killed the entire afternoon looking at surrealist art, which left me feeling magical.
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Post by: Josefbugman on 02 Aug 2009, 11:47
Old people, the noisy killer.

I am in Edinburgh, and the fringe is starting soon, tommorrow I am off to a lady cast members... well according to all reports its a goddamn mansion, with 14+ bedrooms. Also have been wandering around the city and you sort of realise how tiny a city it is, I mean its certainly quircky, but there isn't actually all that much of it.
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Post by: MrBlu on 02 Aug 2009, 11:56
Well. Just found out that a friend of mine was shot and killed last night.


Damn. :-(
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Post by: allison on 02 Aug 2009, 12:04
Damn.
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Post by: Dimmukane on 02 Aug 2009, 12:58
Fuck, dude.
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Post by: Joseph on 02 Aug 2009, 14:37
Shit...



I decided to go to the Holocaust memorial again when it was dark tonight and though I'm really glad I did it is really goddamn scary inside it when it is empty and dark.  When I was almost done my hour and a bit walk back to my hostel a girl leaned out an apartment window and asked me if I wanted 'Vanilla mit vodka' and now I'm not sure if turning it down was the right thing or not.  (I guess it probably was)
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Post by: Coward on 02 Aug 2009, 14:51
Well. Just found out that a friend of mine was shot and killed last night.


Damn. :-(

Mind if I ask what happened?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 02 Aug 2009, 15:06
Blaggy,

Someone almost hit me a few days ago because when I pulled out, they came flying down the parking lot the wrong way (there are directions in the parking lot, yes). So instead of hitting the breaks, which would have insured their hitting me, I hit the gas and swerved around them, almost hitting someone else, and swerving around them and making my tires squeal loudly. Terrifying? Yes. Totally awesome? Yes.

Party at the Indian reservation yesterday. I got to play Mr. Soul on guitar and Going to California on violin with the band. Awesome. The band was great, and ended up doing this weird medley of Frank Zappa/Bob Dylan/Led Zeppelin/Indian war chants/Santana/Beatles/Jimi Hendrix in ONE FUCKING SONG and it was amazing. Also: Tons of marijuana. Everywhere.

I am still exhausted from yesterday.


Edit: Of course, I manage to have this all written out before reading that. That's terrible.
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Post by: MrBlu on 02 Aug 2009, 17:02
Mind if I ask what happened?
When I find out, I'll tell you. When me and my mother were driving out from church, she showed me his father talking to the pastor and told me that he was shot and killed.

Update:
I feel like 10 shades of crap. Dude was killed at around noon today. He was in church, but I was too sick to stay inside, so I didn't even see him. He left early and on the road where I spend most of my time on, somebody he apparently was in some mix up with ran him down and shot him.  They managed to do that because he already walked with a limp from a leg injury.

Hell. I'm going to bed.
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Post by: LittleKey on 02 Aug 2009, 19:27
I'm very sorry to hear that, I'm sorry.
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Post by: Jimor on 02 Aug 2009, 21:05
Shit, I'm sorry about your friend. Please take care.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 02 Aug 2009, 23:10
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: scarred on 02 Aug 2009, 23:12
I wish there was an "empathy" emoticon. Words fail me.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 02 Aug 2009, 23:49
Someone almost hit me a few days ago because I pulled out
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Post by: Lise on 03 Aug 2009, 11:25
On saturday night after I got seriously drunk playing flippy cup and taking shots, I tried to give CPR to my friend's dead cat.

I think there is something wrong with my psyche, or something
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Aug 2009, 12:58
take care of yourself mrblu. i will give you internet hugs
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 03 Aug 2009, 14:59
MrBlu, my sympathies to your friend's friends and family.. that's awful..

Now I feel bad for being excited but I still am because.. I got a job! The temp place has a position that starts next Monday and lasts 7-9 months and is temp-to-hire and ok it's just insurance verification but shit it's a job and it pays more than my last job and the temp place actually offers good benefits which is good cos I think I need new glasses.
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Post by: Eris on 03 Aug 2009, 17:20
Goddamnit I am sick of having to watch every single cent I have in my bank account. At the moment I have $49.45, and my phone bill is $57.12. I have been waiting for $63 to get put into my account for a few weeks from my Health Fund as a claim, and on sunday it was a decision of whether to pay the bill or take money out to pay for a train ticket to get home. The phone bill is waiting until I get that money.

I called the health fund people today and apparently the money was transferred on the 15th of July. Into my father's bank account, not mine, because he is the name on the top of the list and I am a dependent. So he has already spent the money on cigarettes or something, so I have to get some sort of money off him. I have another trial at this cafe, which will pay me $36, which will help me buy a book for uni, but I really hope I get this job because this is getting ridiculous.

I get pretty depressed whenever I go into shops because I know I can't afford to buy anything at all, so what is the point of looking at the stuff I can't get? Of course I spend most of my time is Sydney where you can't walk down the street without being assaulted by stores, so I either don't leave the house or spend money I am not allowed to then feel awful for ages because of it.
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Post by: phooey on 03 Aug 2009, 17:24
This morning I woke up from a dream that I had been turned into a tomato to find that I'd lost my voice and I had gone to bed wearing a red sweater

I wish I'd been turned into one of the more loquacious solanum plants, because my current place of employ requires quite a bit of speaking from me. 
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Post by: Hat on 03 Aug 2009, 17:26
I feel your pain Hannah I've gone from earning about 700 dollars a week to earning 350, none of my expenses have gone anywhere, I just don't have as much time to work anymore

On this topic I was at university just running a full on 10 hour burn on Ulysses in a vain attempt to understand why I didn't understand it. Anyway mission more or less accomplished by 3pm and I wanted a break to maybe have a few smokes and a cup of coffee, and I've noticed the campus has been changed a lot this semester. Lots more non union things floating around like the Subway in the refectory, the pie and hot chip van that displaced the blood donation van to the other side of the student centre, the largest cup size at Mr Beans is called a "grande" instead of a "large" and the bookshop is always understocked because it got bought out by the co-op group.

My question is with all this progress in the realm of selling out how come my goddamned campus can't have a decent tobacconist  for crying out loud
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Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Aug 2009, 18:47
Someone almost hit me a few days ago because I pulled out

Good godly graciousness I almost died laughing.

Blaggy,

Gender is fucking strange, that is all.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 03 Aug 2009, 19:00
Today, first I won $10 at work, and second a manager came up to me and was like "Hey, I put something on your desk" and I was like ooooooooo and it was an application to join his team and he was like "um well I thought you'd maybe like to join my team because um you have been doing really well um" and I was like WOO because his team talks to bankers, not customers, so I'll get cussed at way less and also I'll be at the same level as a supervisor and I'll get a pay raise. Fuck yes. I still have to apply for it, but I'd say my chances are really high. I'm turning it in tomorrow.

(GOOD LUCK HANNAH GET THAT JOB)
(my parenthesis good luck worked for Rosie, see)
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Post by: Dimmukane on 03 Aug 2009, 19:39
So I completely alienated one of my best friends and ticked off the other one.  My life is a pit of self-loathing right now.
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Post by: nobo on 03 Aug 2009, 20:41
Congrats Brit!

and Dim, you need more to have more than 2 friends.
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Post by: Scarychips on 03 Aug 2009, 22:17
Well, I've broken up with my girlfriend. We felt we were going nowhere and we felt we didn't knew each other enough. I'm pretty bummed, but I saw it coming. Shit happens, but I'll keep on living.

Anthony
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Post by: Emaline on 03 Aug 2009, 22:46
Dear Internet,

Today I had to take off work, due to my boyfriend being in tears over a rather infected wound on his body. About three inches from his belly button. It is painful. I took off to care for him. Then we decided to visit the ER. Again. I do not drive, and he had been taking vicoden to help with the pain, so he decided he'd have his ex fiance take us. So she did.

Basically, once there, they attempted to numb up the wound, and then lanced it, squeezed some pus/blood out, and then put some packing in it. And sent us on our way with stronger pain medicine and a different antibiotic. And then we headed home. And the ex complained the whole time. Meanwhile, the boy sat in the passenger seat, coming down off of morphine, apologizing to her every five seconds.

The doctor wanted me to stay home again tomorrow to pull out the packing and in general take care of the boy, but both he and the ex decided I should go to work since I have been missing a lot of days lately. So I get to go to work tomorrow and stress the fuck out because all he and the ex do is argue and all of the attention had to be on her(I mean, dude had somebody come at his penis with a scalpel tonight and all she could do was bitch about how sick she was feeling. Nothing at all about how he is. I mean, maybe I'm fucked up[undoubtedly] but I'm of the opinion that when someone has been all dying in the hospital, my shit goes on the backburner, and whatever they are going through is more important. Especially if they are someone I care about. Especially if my shit is little and their shit is big. I mean, stomach and headache vs huge pus filled crater/possible staph infection. The later wins. Dude does need to stress out about my problems when he has got huge problems of his own.) And I am going to feel like shit tomorrow. I mean, she had to argue with the doctors. I am pretty sure they know what they are doing. She is going to fuck up taking out his packing I know it. Basically, I'm hella concerned. How do I convince him to send her home, and to not stress over me taking the day off or taking a half day?


Take care/Try to remain staph infection free,
Emaline

P.s I am not dead.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 03 Aug 2009, 23:09
Staph infections are nasty business. Probably compromise and see if you can take a half day? Having to remove packing out of a gaping wound is a pretty good excuse for having to leave early or start late. Is it possible for you to swap shifts with someone at work or does your job not allow that?

Guys on Friday I am going to buy two pet rats. One is all black (well dark brown but whatever) and the other is all white with pink eyes. They are so cute and they are both all curious and adorable and I've wanted to get some rats for so long and now I am going to have them and I will train them to do stuff. I'm still thinking of names so feel free to suggest things (though I am probably going to go with Jekyll and Hyde)
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Post by: Emaline on 03 Aug 2009, 23:18
Man, I have been hella wanting to get rats lately. But the boy has two cats, and I don't know where we'd keep them and blah blah blah. But basically, if I got rats I'd name them Jasper and Ella. Because I am strange and those are awesome names.


I can pretty much call into my job and tell them whats going on and get the whole day off. But the boy is so worried I'd lose it, that he doesn't want me to stay home at all. He almost didn't want me to stay home today. I can't swap shifts with someone because I work open to close every day of the week. Except Friday because I am/was supposed to go to Lollapolooza, but if boy is still dying, I will be staying with him. Or working to make up for lost time. Basically, not matter what happens, I will be working open to close no matter what even when I am not scheduled just because I feel like I am not pulling my weight around at work. I will probably take a half day without him knowing it, and just walk home at 5pm.



ETA:

Or, if they are two male rats, you can name them Mr Vandemar and Mr Croup. Or if its a lady rat and a gentleman rat, you can name them Door and Mr Mayhew. (sorry. boy just made new WOW character, and gave me the idea)

Also, I like your avatar, Jimmy.
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Post by: ummmkay on 04 Aug 2009, 00:05
well internet, you see, there is this BOY and all sorts of confusing signals and now i cannot sleep for wonderingand i have to be up in 2.5 hours dammit
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Post by: scarred on 04 Aug 2009, 00:10
well internet, you see, there is this BOY and all sorts of confusing signals and now i cannot sleep for wonderingand i have to be up in 2.5 hours dammit

Swap genders and I know exactly how that is
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Post by: ummmkay on 04 Aug 2009, 00:15
my sympathies, it is no fun at all!

i am debating just staying up now since i don't think i can calm my mind down enough to sleep anytime soon. and i don't think two hours of sleep would really do me much good anyway!
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Post by: scarred on 04 Aug 2009, 00:17
Actually, you'd be surprised. I run better on 2 hours of sleep than I do on 4 or 5 because it's more like a power nap than anything else. Granted, I usually crash [harrrrd] around 6 the next day, but that's when I get home from art school, so it works. Probably not the healthiest way to go about things, but as it is I have to get up in 5 hours and I'm kind of considering staying up another 3...

Like I said, HEALTHY
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Post by: ummmkay on 04 Aug 2009, 00:24
i am usually at least a little unhappy if i don't get 7-8 hours so i think i'm going to be miserable tomorrow no matter what! hooray!

sorry for posting in you so much, blog thread, especially since i almost never post anywhere else. i have been lurking here for almost three years though. that's a long time, and it's kind of ridiculous. sometimes i think about asking for the meebo room password but i haven't done it yet. i am only saying these things because it's 3:30 in the morning.

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Post by: snalin on 04 Aug 2009, 01:20
I know a guy who has two rats, named Pinky and The Brain. It's awesome.


Also, I found out that the program we use to install windows on the computers (did I mention that I got a job installing stuff on computers?) is named XPpwnage. I love the IT department a bit now.
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Post by: Jace on 04 Aug 2009, 04:25
It was monday, which of course meant I needed to sleep for over 24 hours. I need a shower and food and I can't decide which is first.
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Post by: jhocking on 04 Aug 2009, 05:15
well internet, you see, there is this BOY and all sorts of confusing signals and now i cannot sleep for wonderingand i have to be up in 2.5 hours dammit

ally?
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Post by: Dimmukane on 04 Aug 2009, 06:01
and Dim, you need more to have more than 2 friends.

I do, but these two were the closest.  That situation has died down a little, the alienated one doesn't want to fight and the ticked off one is already over it because he's put up with my kind of shit before.  I still feel fucking awful because I was manipulating them, which is something I feel like I should have learned not to do in high school.  But back then, I really only had one friend, so I guess a lot of that stuff got deferred.  Anyways, I cried for a good 4 hours out of guilt and I'm not worried about losing either of them for good anymore.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 04 Aug 2009, 08:05
I have two hamsters, one white and one gray, and we named them Red and Blue. Because the boy is a nerd. He works with an even bigger nerd who thinks we should make them little hamster-sized Halo bases.
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Post by: Joseph on 04 Aug 2009, 09:55
  The hostel I am staying in (in Amsterdam of all places) is run by Christians and they are pumping the most godawful Christian rock music in to this room and I want to buy a speaker system and start blasting Impaled Northern Moonforest or something to retaliate.

  Or ask if I can put on my Christian music and see if they like Current 93 or Danielson or something.
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Post by: Scarychips on 04 Aug 2009, 09:57
Relient K and Switchfoot?
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Post by: negative creep on 04 Aug 2009, 11:51
Just listen to Dopesmoker and drop out of life with bong in hand
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Post by: SirJuggles on 04 Aug 2009, 11:58
Some older Zao?
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Post by: Will on 04 Aug 2009, 12:29
Throw in some Training For Utopia as well.
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Post by: Aimless on 04 Aug 2009, 13:33
Dear Blog Thread...

Today I made me some summer.

RECIPE:

Sunshine

Warmth

Water

Barbecue

A red ukulele (a new passion!)

Four tiny little kittens frolicking

and climbing all over you

on a farm not too far away

Blackcurrant-pie (freshly picked berries of course) and cardamom cake

with lotsa custard

The pleasurable company of good friends

KITTENS :D :D :D

A sense of satisfaction with the weekend past

And that irrepressible gut-feeling

that there are more good things to come

that work and uni

and general everyday drudgery

are all still several weeks away

I hope all of you are enjoying your summers as much as you are able :) cheers from the sunny north!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Aug 2009, 15:54
Blaggy,

I bought me a flash drive and went to the library and took advantage of government-sponsored high speeds to raid mediaf!re and will do so every day from now on.

Also: It is going to thunderstorm so hard, YES.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 04 Aug 2009, 15:58
job interview in the morning aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 04 Aug 2009, 17:03
good luck Gemm!
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Post by: sean on 04 Aug 2009, 19:07
dude sam yr friend is like, a real actual criminal.

HE IS ACTUALLY A CRIMINAL
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Post by: sean on 04 Aug 2009, 19:14
man my dad just asked me advice on getting a new needle for his old record player.

so proud right now.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Aug 2009, 19:17
I am terrified of needles.
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Post by: sean on 04 Aug 2009, 19:20
if it makes you feel better he used the word stylus.

also stole the page break with a doube post SO PROUD AGAIN
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Post by: nobo on 04 Aug 2009, 19:30
I too am unnaturally scared of needles. I was very nervous before getting my first tattoo. and whenever i have to have blood drawn or i choose to give blood, i nearly shit myself when the big ol needle is presented to me.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Aug 2009, 19:54
Well, I'm just freaking out slowly because I have to go to the dentist's tomorrow and they have a tendency to give me like four or five or more shots because I am so resistant to painkillers and pretty much everything is forcing my mind back on that so I'm just...really trying not to freak out.
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Post by: MadassAlex on 05 Aug 2009, 05:16
Blog Thread, my girlfriend is driving me up the wall.

Don't get me wrong, she has the capacity to be very sweet and caring.

She also has the capacity to be very hurtful. Apparently I am a "typical sexist male" or somesuch entity through these events:

Over Sunday and Monday, she texted me, while I had no phone credit. She was aware of this and made comment to that effect. She just wanted to talk to me. Aw. On Tuesday, when I got credit, I texted her. She was doing homework, and since it's her final year of high school, made a comment to the effect of her homework taking priority over me. I felt that this was fair enough, but it was still a little hurtful. To express myself, I changed my Facebook status to "brushed off in favour of homework". The first comment was a friend who said, "smack the bitch".
I responded with "she smacks back". I thought this implied that she was not the sort who was going to put up with bullshit such as smacking bitches and would not hesitate to retaliate were I to engage in such idiocy. She read it as me being displeased with the capacity of a female to strike back at a male, rather than me being displeased with being smacked.

Thus begins a series of text messages where she, in the same message, called me a "typical male" AND accused me of being sexist. I called her out on this bullshit, and she claimed that it was a stereotype that I was fulfilling. Displeased with her dropping the ball on this particular issue, my response was simply, "Okay, sure".

This comes after an episode where she claims that I was too physically oriented whenever we met, so I decide that we should meet outside of a setting that implied physical intimacy and talk. Apparently wanting to wait until we actually met was some kind of cardinal sin - she wanted to know what I was planning to talk about right then and there. I was hanging with a friend at the time, and told her so, so I wasn't inclined to speak, even over text, at that time. Apparently this wasn't good enough, and she made comments to the effect of apathy for my desire to speak of what was on my mind.

Blog Thread, every time I try to alleviate the concerns or desires of my girlfriend, she just becomes irritated. This, is turn, makes me feel awful. I'm not really asking for advice - just being self-pitying.
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Post by: Masterbainter on 05 Aug 2009, 05:40
Smack that bitch!
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Post by: phooey on 05 Aug 2009, 05:45
Welcome back, champ.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 05 Aug 2009, 05:57
good luck Gemm!

i think i fucked up but thank you!
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Post by: Sox on 05 Aug 2009, 07:33
... girlfriend...

I bet if this story was told from her perspective, it'd be exactly the same but with a different tone of voice. People read different things from the same situations. Some people will read that and think you were sorta dumb, others will read it and think she's sorta crazy.
Basically, neither or you are wrong, neither of you are right, you both either shrug these things off as minor perceptive differences, or you let them erode away at your relationship until you're both super bitter about it. Neither of you are mind readers, but I think that the longer you're together, the better you'll begin to read each other and the less often these little miscommunications will happen until eventually, you both may as well be psychic.
All the best!

What people mean and what we hear aren't always the same thing, so sometimes we get these reactions. It's okay though. One in maybe a hundred people will hit it off with you right off the bat and never say anything that offends you, ever. Everybody else is going to angry or upset with you at some point, but that doesn't make either of you a bad person and you shouldn't make a bigger deal out of it than it is. The next time any of you get into an argument with your partner (or anybody, I guess) over something little, just have a little patience and give them the benefit of the doubt. It's always a better idea to assume the best than accept the worst.
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Aug 2009, 11:22
Interesting...



Anyway, has anyone ever removed surgical packing from someone? I had to take out my boyfriend's last night, and I swear the doctor put in at least a foot of it, and I only pulled out maybe 6 inches. I'm a little worried that maybe there is more in there, but I'm also thinking that maybe because I was so worried my brain was just like "OHMYJESUSTHATISALOTOFPACKINGSHITSHITSHITOHMYGOD!!" when in fact it was not, or that maybe it was a foot, and I pulled out a foot, but it did not look that way due to it being all scrunched up and covered in goop. Thoughts?
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Post by: ClaudiaC on 05 Aug 2009, 12:34
It may have shrunk due to soaking up fluids. If you really think there's more in there, definitely go to someone.
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Post by: sean on 05 Aug 2009, 13:31
dogg im mostly talking about how the bike kids on the blog you showed me were like HE IS ACTUALLY A CRIMINAL GUYS
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Aug 2009, 13:53
It may have shrunk due to soaking up fluids. If you really think there's more in there, definitely go to someone.

I felt around the spot and I couldn't feel anything unusual. I shone a flashlight in there, too, and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. He says he feels great today, so I am hoping it just shrunk. Otherwise he'd probably have a fever and be hella ill by now.

Has anyone read Black Hole? Basically, this spot looks like that dudes second mouth. Except below his belly button and not on his neck.


Sam, I know a couple kids like that. Bike thugs are all kinds of crazy. The sad thing is, most of the ones I know are supposedly pacifists, yet are the most violent and brutal people I know. Weird, huh? Same goes for the straight edge kids around here. Its so strange. Like they have all this pent up rage.


I want to apologize for basically coming back and blogging. I didn't plan on it. I've just been hella busy, and basically only have time to check/post in one thread at a time. Hopefully I will have time to actually post in the other threads I have found interesting soon. 
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Post by: Eris on 05 Aug 2009, 16:01
I am on my family's PC (my laptop has been packed away to take to sydney this afternoon) and it is sounding terrible. Like, my laptop is pretty loud and will get louder and softer for no apparent reason, but this is even worse. The fan is going a lot and now it is making some strange motor-y sound that comes and goes.

And the screen isn't scrolling smoothly, so I think it's getting close to death as well. Not really my problem, because it's not my computer, but when it is really loud and motor-y when dad is playing solitaire on it, it doesn't sound positive.
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Post by: Sox on 05 Aug 2009, 16:26
I feel like I should add to that last post. Some people just suck and no amount of patience or understanding will ever change them because positive change comes from within.
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Post by: Hat on 05 Aug 2009, 16:35
There has been a stolen bike on my lawn for about six months now.

It has a lot of my blood on it.

None of this is as bad as it seems but I really should wash this bike and put it somewhere else and maybe find a new house to move into

(not a bike thief)
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Aug 2009, 17:02
I feel like I should add to that last post. Some people just suck and no amount of patience or understanding will ever change them because positive change comes from within.


Check your pms in like five minutes or so.
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Post by: sean on 05 Aug 2009, 17:03
Man Emaline we all know edge kids everywhere are usually pissed off and violent.

And then they turn 21 and they go to the bar.
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Post by: Emaline on 05 Aug 2009, 17:14
Haha man, I love that the second they are old enough to drink, they are wasted.

Of the edge kids I know, two got in a fight with each other. One hit the other over the head with a pipe(I kid you not), both ended up in the hospital, and another got arrested for shooting at glass plates his buddy was throwing, from on top of a building. I want to say it was a bank.  Totally batshit insane.
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Post by: Sox on 05 Aug 2009, 18:06
Lately I've decided that this forum has too many posts. I can't read them all.
Henceforth I will not be reading any of your posts unless you send me topless photos of yourselves.

-Darryl
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Post by: Dimmukane on 05 Aug 2009, 18:23
So my mom got readmitted to the hospital today, she got an infection while recovering from her surgery due to the antibiotics messing with the balance of bacteria in her colon.  It's not serious (although possibly contagious), but she's kinda pissed about being back in there.  She wants a root beer float.
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Post by: Slick on 05 Aug 2009, 18:35
Darryl you know I'm good for it.
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Post by: Slick on 05 Aug 2009, 18:36
If for nothing else in my pathetic maligned life.
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Post by: sean on 05 Aug 2009, 18:41
holy shit i met this kid brad yesterday cause my boy mike bummed him a cigarette after we saw moon and they started talking cause brad was wearing a norml button. he seemed kind of anoying and then we met up with our friend mitch and he was all like oh he's a fucking creeper and i thought he looked really familiar and then i JUST remembered it's cause he's the little fuckhead who smokes bowls who goes to punk shows and smokes bowls right outside the space. what a littlemother fucker seriously who the fuck smokes a bowl outside of a space right in the middle of DC.

the best part about this post is that in my last one i made fun of edge kids.
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Post by: Will on 05 Aug 2009, 19:17
Man Emaline we all know edge kids everywhere are usually pissed off and violent.

And then they turn 21 and they go to the bar.

True till 21!

(edge, just turned 27. loves making jokes at the expense of edge kids)
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Post by: tania on 05 Aug 2009, 19:37
my sister had a baby and her and her husband are visiting canada for two weeks and they have a baby and he is the absolute cutest most incredible ding dang baby i have ever seen in my entire life, i have never ever wanted kids and now i want like 50 of these things immediately and oh god what is going on this is kind of scaring me a little bit
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Post by: Lunchbox on 05 Aug 2009, 19:43
Man I got that too with my nephew Tania, don't worry, once you are away from the adorable cuteness for a little while you will go back to being normal but it will not stop you from being all squee when you see other cute babies and really it does not end oh god you guys I don't want a baby but SO CUTE
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Post by: Jace on 05 Aug 2009, 19:46
Ridin on the bus ridin on the bus!
My skateboard broked in the middle of my trip to my friends place. So I got on the bus.
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Post by: Yayniall on 05 Aug 2009, 19:49
Just got home from a rather fabby-dabby dosie night out.
Now watching location location location

(http://www.channel4.com/4homes/images/mb/Channel4/4homes/on-tv/best-and-worst/best-and-worst-2007/extras/kirst-phil-press-photos/kirstie-lg--gt_full_width_landscape.jpg)

I love you Kirstie
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Post by: MadassAlex on 05 Aug 2009, 23:01
I bet if this story was told from her perspective, it'd be exactly the same but with a different tone of voice. People read different things from the same situations. Some people will read that and think you were sorta dumb, others will read it and think she's sorta crazy.
Basically, neither or you are wrong, neither of you are right, you both either shrug these things off as minor perceptive differences, or you let them erode away at your relationship until you're both super bitter about it. Neither of you are mind readers, but I think that the longer you're together, the better you'll begin to read each other and the less often these little miscommunications will happen until eventually, you both may as well be psychic.
All the best!

I am a really patient dude, and she is a really impatient girl. She's unashamed about that - she's said it upfront numerous times. Not that it means anything, impatience doesn't strike me as a vice, necessarily.

The major point is that I just want her to cut me some slack.

What people mean and what we hear aren't always the same thing, so sometimes we get these reactions. It's okay though. One in maybe a hundred people will hit it off with you right off the bat and never say anything that offends you, ever. Everybody else is going to angry or upset with you at some point, but that doesn't make either of you a bad person and you shouldn't make a bigger deal out of it than it is. The next time any of you get into an argument with your partner (or anybody, I guess) over something little, just have a little patience and give them the benefit of the doubt. It's always a better idea to assume the best than accept the worst.

This is another point of contention. I don't really have views on what I want my partner to be, apart from some very general qualities. I like women who have some form of strength more than anything, and she's definitely got psychological strength in buckets, but I feel like she's holding me to some very specific standards and judging me constantly. To be fair, she has forgiven me my mistakes thus fair. To be fair to me, I didn't know I was making those mistakes.

It's not like she's a total psycho bitch or anything - she just doesn't seem to know what she wants or understand what I require from the relationship.
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Post by: Jace on 05 Aug 2009, 23:45
Thought my board was okay, but I guess the bearings decided to run away and have the wheel fall off the trucks in the parking lot. That's cool skateboard, I was wearing my backpack and so I rolled with it and only got a couple scrapes on my hands instead of the usual terribly cut up arm.
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Post by: Joseph on 06 Aug 2009, 01:21
Off to Brussels today.  This means no more terrible Christian rock (and occasionally hip-hop), and hopefully no more grade 4 level existential debates.  First I have to swing by the bike shop though, and return the bike I rented.  Hopefully this goes well, since when I was riding it yesterday evening the rear tire decided that it wanted to Explode.  It may have been the loudest noise I have ever heard up close.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Aug 2009, 03:04
Darryl you really do not want to see me topless.

Warning! Bad things happened to me, stop reading now if you don't care!

So I was supposed to drive out to Lockport yesterday to have my fillings done. As I mentioned earlier, I am fucking terrified of needles - when they had to give me bloodwork a few years back, they had to actually physically restrain me. So the whole last month has been me, psyching myself up into accepting that they're going to jab a needle into my gums (assuming it would be the same place it's always been) after gassing me up. Instead, when I get there, after telling them that I have problems with needles (three times, I told them), they just try to stick me with it and I sit up and tell them I can't handle it, and they don't try to help, they just tell me to lay down again and it won't hurt. I ended up leaving.

I went out to my car and just ended up crying and swearing at myself because I hate myself for not being able to take a fucking needle, and have been seriously pissed off at self for the past day now.

When my father asked me how it went, and I explained it to him, he ended up getting pissed off at me and telling me in not so many words that I'm a coward. Then he went on and on about his friends who have toothaches, and everytime he'd start to bring up someone else, I'd say "okay" real quietly and he ended up yelling at me, at which point I turned and walked away, whereupon he decided to run after me, yelling at me that he's going to kick my fucking ass, and I told him that I'll call the cops if he does, and he told me that I have no respect for him if I do. I told him I'm moving out, then, and I mean it, I just have no idea how to manage this.
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Post by: pwhodges on 06 Aug 2009, 03:18
I sympathise on needles; I don't like them, though I've had to get used to them.  But although I've never been what I would call terrified, I did have a period when, on visiting a particular dentist, I would faint in the chair when he put a needle in my mouth - before he even touched me with it; I didn't even dislike him or anything.

And Darryl, I'm not sending you a topless photo of me.  In any case, there are already two somewhere around the forum...
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Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Aug 2009, 03:22
I didn't outright faint. Over the years I have been getting better, that is, I can take one in the arm now, but getting bloodwork done and getting one or five in the mouth is still bothering me and I wish it wasn't. And I don't dislike any dentist for it, either, I understand it's their job, and I realized later that they probably get a lot of patients saying, "I have problems with needles," so my case probably wasn't going to mean much of anything to them. What should I do...

...Self-hypnosis?
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Post by: supersheep on 06 Aug 2009, 05:08
Got woken up a few hours ago with the news that one of my best friends from school died on holidays in Thailand last night. Still in shock. Dude was 22.
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Post by: Sox on 06 Aug 2009, 05:11
People keep addressing me as if I haven't checked my inbox yet.
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Post by: Slick on 06 Aug 2009, 07:31
irst I have to swing by the bike shop though, and return the bike I rented.  Hopefully this goes well, since when I was riding it yesterday evening the rear tire decided that it wanted to Explode.  It may have been the loudest noise I have ever heard up close.

I can swap an inner tube in like a minute and they cost maybe three bucks. It shouldn't be a big deal unless it's a racing bike.
Those are pretty insanely loud when they go. My friend thought he'd been shot at when it happened to him a month ago.
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Post by: Dollface on 06 Aug 2009, 09:10
Ugh some bitch is playing her gig today in helsinki and everything is like shit.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 06 Aug 2009, 10:01
We are cleaning the drama room before school starts this week.
Someone spilled some water on the floor and paint start peeling so we decided to go ahead and scrape up all 14 years worth of paint from the floor. Now we are in the process of painting the back wall black and scraping up paint. There is probably about 70 layers of paint or so because the floor gets painted a different color for every show. And we do lots of shows.
Also, did I mention that we are doing this as a surprise to the drama director? So we are kind of hoping he doesn't decide to drop by and check on things and see the floor all ripped up and the back wall half painted.

That one hot asian gave me a ride home today. :]
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Post by: Emaline on 06 Aug 2009, 11:01
I am fucking going to Lollapalooza tomorrow. Holy. Shit.
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Post by: JD on 06 Aug 2009, 11:53
Have fun
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 06 Aug 2009, 13:25
I am fucking going to Lollapalooza tomorrow. Holy. Shit.
So jealous. One of my friends will be there and I am not liking him currently.
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Post by: Emaline on 06 Aug 2009, 16:53
Yeah, I am super pumped. God. Its gonna be so great. Great bands, and I'm going with someone great, and fucking Chicago. I love Chicago.


Except I have $22.20 to my name, and have not been paid in 3 weeks. I think my check has been stolen. By my parents.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Aug 2009, 17:35
Blaggy,

I haven't shaved my legs in forever and I forgot how good it feels to have them smooth again oh gods yes
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Post by: jhocking on 06 Aug 2009, 18:52
I am fucking going to Lollapalooza tomorrow. Holy. Shit.

last year:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/jhocking/lollapalooza.jpg)

I got a massive headache, I am so lame.
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Post by: Emaline on 06 Aug 2009, 19:19
I will also probably get a massive headache because I think I might be sick(!) and I also have no comfortable shoes. But I am not concerned because its freaking Lollapalooza!


I am supposed to take pictures for a blog that my friend and I are doing. Its terrible and mean, but also hopefully silly and funny. We make fun of hipster fashions and things. Like ironic mustaches. Sure it's been done before, but we have fun with it. He prefers sneak attacks on people, but I'd rather just tell them straight up what's going on and ask if it would be ok for me to take their picture. I would hope that enough people see the humor in it, and would not get super angrys at me, but I don't know. He is making us fake business cards that say something about how we "document diy and indie fashions" on our blog. And the business/blog on the card is like DIY Fashions or something. But man seriously, I'd much rather just have a card that has the for real website and has what we for reals do on it, because I mean, its not meant to be cruel or anything. If someone came up to me and was all "man, you are dressed like a hipster. Can I put your picture up on my blog where we make fun of serious hipster fashions?" I wouldn't be offended. I mean, I'd think the people who don't take themselves seriously as hipsters would laugh about it, and the people who do think that being a hipster are serious business would be excited to be called such. So should I ask people or just secret agent it?
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Post by: JD on 06 Aug 2009, 19:48
Dear Mom, please let my brother clean up after himself. Especially considering he eats plates of spaghetti in one sitting, usually leaving one behind half full. It is fucking disgusting when he leaves it there, slathered in butter. Love, Tavis

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Post by: nobo on 06 Aug 2009, 20:29
your mom posts on these forums?
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Post by: JD on 06 Aug 2009, 21:11
nah, just venting frustration

Violent dove prevented that from becoming a pagebreak, thank god.
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Post by: Alex C on 06 Aug 2009, 21:13
It'd be pretty awesome if she did though; we could introduce her to Tommy.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Aug 2009, 21:14
nah, just venting frustration

Violent dove prevented that from becoming a pagebreak, thank god.


There you go.
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Post by: JD on 06 Aug 2009, 21:18
Gee thanks
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 06 Aug 2009, 21:40
I got my rats today. One albino (Jekyll) and a brown one with a white patch on his belly (Hyde), which I understand is probably a Berkshire. They're from the same litter so I'm not clear on how important those labels are, I'm pretty sure they only apply to the colourisation of the rats anyway. But they are adorable and I love them so much. Jekyll seems to like being held but he pees a lot (maybe excited?) whereas Hyde tries to run and jump out of your hands but that's ok, he'll get used to my scent and voice eventually. I'm trying to handle them as much as possible while they're still young, though they have curled up in the bottom of their cage and it is apparently nap time?

Before I put them into their cage I made some modifications to it so it might be a bit more fun for them. Their cage is actually a tallish birdcage so I took the wire floor off and cut it into pieces which I then securely wired to the sides of the cage so there are extra platforms for them to jump off. Hyde doesn't mind jumping off them so much but really doesn't seem to like heights. Jekyll has been climbing to the top of the cage but then doesn't know how to get back down. I'm sure he'll pick it up though.

Squeeee! Rats!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Aug 2009, 01:32
I am excited about your rats! I used to keep mice and they are such lovely little creatures. Hopefully I will get to meet yours soon!



Dear blog thread, I thought my boy drama had finally passed. The moving-to-Canada one, the one I spent three months pining over because he went to South America without us figuring out what we were doing, is leaving for good next week. And now he says he realised he loved me when he found out I was seeing someone else, and that he wishes he could stay and gosh, we fucked this up fantastically didn't we.
Thanks Chris, I just spent three months trying to get over you so I wouldn't be broken hearted when you left again. Goddamnit.

On the upside: I'm so glad I have someone I can actually communicate with now. I'm going to go and see him right now because he is amazing and wonderful and oh my goodness halgalhalgalhalah (also: ginger beard)
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Post by: scarred on 07 Aug 2009, 04:55
One of my closest friends committed suicide yesterday.

I woke up this morning to the call. At first I didn't believe it. She'd had trouble with depression in the past, but she'd always gotten through it unscathed.

She was an amazing person. We were very close friends. She was also the first girl I ever loved (though I got over that eventually). We had a long and complicated friendship/romantic history. But I still loved her dearly.

I honestly don't know what to do.

I got stoned at work with sympathetic coworkers and drunk/reminiscent afterwards with a bunch of mutual friends.

I don't know what to do.

Help.
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Post by: jhocking on 07 Aug 2009, 05:44
It sounds like you already did the only thing you can do, reminisce with other people who knew her.  I would imagine doing some more of that, thinking on the good times, would help but I've never been through something like that, my condolences.
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Post by: snalin on 07 Aug 2009, 11:08
Man, condolences. Sorry for your loss.


I finally got a job this summer, at the dentists. I'm helping my father switch old computers with new ones. This includes a lot of fucking around with dentist programs that needs to be installed and connected to databases and servers. And I've realized that I might want to work with computers. I know them, I learn IT stuff with ease, and the money to be gotten isn't half bad. And if I'm real lucky, there might be some computer game making somewhere in my career path. Awesome.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 07 Aug 2009, 14:17
Today, I found out that one of my friends is gay. That's cool!
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 07 Aug 2009, 14:47
Going on an utterly boring family holiday tomorrow. A friend was trying to commit suicide tonight. Thankfully her mother managed to interrupt her. I hope it doesn't end like it did for you, scarred. I really feel for you.  :|
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Post by: sean on 07 Aug 2009, 15:20
man i leave for school in two goddamn days. holy shit.
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Post by: Joseph on 07 Aug 2009, 15:36
irst I have to swing by the bike shop though, and return the bike I rented.  Hopefully this goes well, since when I was riding it yesterday evening the rear tire decided that it wanted to Explode.  It may have been the loudest noise I have ever heard up close.

I can swap an inner tube in like a minute and they cost maybe three bucks. It shouldn't be a big deal unless it's a racing bike.
Those are pretty insanely loud when they go. My friend thought he'd been shot at when it happened to him a month ago.

Yeah, it ended up being no problem at all.  I guess I just love to worry unnecessarily.  And I had the same thought when it went.  Heads swivelled towards me for blocks.

Arrived in Paris this evening.  Walked around the city a bit, popped in to a few pretty cool bookstores (found some books I'd been looking for!), ate a quick dinner, then had a wonderful hour and a half walk back to the hostel.  Saw people doing fun tricks with fire in front of Notre Dame, and walked up to Sacre Coeur, had an incredible midnight view of the city, and listened to the raggae band that was playing for a bit.  Wandered a bit more, and now I'm back at the hostel.  Love this city, and can't wait to do more proper explorign in the morning.
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Post by: MadassAlex on 07 Aug 2009, 19:57
Broke it off with my girlfriend last night.

We talked it over and, while admitting we still had feelings for each-other, that neither of us could provide what the other really wanted and that it was just going to breed further resentment. I'm glad that episode is over, really, since her perception of my actions and words caused her to come to treat me like someone that I definitely wasn't.

On the other hand, this is probably going to take some time for me since I still do have romantic feelings for her and while her behaviour angered me, it hasn't caused me to dislike her as a person. I just wish she put more trust in my words and judged me on the flaws I do have rather than ignoring them and choosing ones that don't apply to me.

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Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Aug 2009, 22:22
I really never know what to say in here in regards to other people, because when something bad happens to them I want to send my condolences (if only out of respect) but do not wish to sound hollow, but then feel like a jerk for only commenting on the nice things that happen to people.

So, er. Hi, Jimmy, rats are awesome.

Blaggy,

I went to two art shows today and found out that my friend is a classically trained opera singer and she blew my fucking mind when she sang tonight
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Post by: Johnny C on 08 Aug 2009, 01:57
i ain't seen that dude round here in a dog's age
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Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Aug 2009, 05:36
Broke it off with my girlfriend last night.

I have to say that I really think you made the right move there, dogg.
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Post by: Spluff on 08 Aug 2009, 05:40
There is a fire down the road from my house!

And like 4 firetrucks.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Aug 2009, 05:41
Cool, stand outside in pajamas and watch.
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Post by: Spluff on 08 Aug 2009, 05:46
I wanted to go watch but I feel that unless it is your house it is improper to stand outside the house in your underwear and a robe.

I'm going to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what the protocol is for fires but I know if it was my house I wouldn't want some half dressed dude gaping as my shit burns.
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Post by: Jace on 08 Aug 2009, 06:11
Went to the artsy-music thing that happens every first friday of the month downtown. It was fuckin cool, I hung out with my friend Max and his girlfriend and sang songs on the street corner and played guitar. I really want to sell some of my old shit to fund buying a drumset. Then I will take 3 components from that drumset and go with them downtown and we will have a band.
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Post by: allison on 08 Aug 2009, 06:40
I am in Kingston staying with my grandma because occasionally I like to hear her tell me the same stories over and over again. I'm kidding, Grandma is awesome. Today we are going to see the boat races downtown. Old people are awesome. Plus I get to hang out with my dad, too, and he's such a cool dude.

Family! It's important.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Aug 2009, 10:04
Omigosh puppies are adorable.

(We have three now)

I just threw a dog treat to Buster, who hasn't quite grasped the whole catching-the-treat-in-midair-thing quite yet. It hit his nose, whereupon he opened his mouth to catch it, and it bounced off his nose behind him, so he quickly turned around to try and get it, and ended up losing his balance on the linoleum floor and his back legs went either way underneath them, and he was kicking them like he was swimming, trying to get at the treat three inches in front of him, and then the other puppy just casually ate it on him.

This all happened in like, five seconds, tops, and it was adorable.
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Post by: Scarychips on 08 Aug 2009, 11:13
Okay guys, I wanted a glockenspiel for about 6 months now and it's about 30$ CAN. Should I buy one or not?
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Post by: jhocking on 08 Aug 2009, 12:00
While walking down the street today some kid squirted me from his apartment.  As in, I was walking along when suddenly I was hit with water, and when I looked up there was a kid holding a watergun leaning out of the window.  I flicked him off but I don't think he even saw it because he ran inside when I saw him.  This seems like something I should be pissed about (and would be pissed about if I were in nice clothes or something) but mostly it was amusing.

On my way back home I saw him squirt some couple and they seemed to react pretty much the same way I did: confused, slightly miffed, but mostly amused.
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Post by: Lines on 08 Aug 2009, 12:08
You should go find a super soaker and shoot him back.

Since tonight I am too broke to get gas and drive up to Eaton to see Will's thingy (sad face), I am doing an after dark tour of one of the graveyards in the area. If it were any graveyard, that'd be super creepy, but Spring Grove looks more like a park than anything else, so it won't be creepy, and also it's pretty old and there's some interesting tours. It sounds fun!
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Post by: Johnny C on 08 Aug 2009, 12:14
i'm supposed to go to the folk festival but i really don't want to leave the house
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Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Aug 2009, 13:33
Okay guys, I wanted a glockenspiel for about 6 months now and it's about 30$ CAN. Should I buy one or not?

Yes
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Post by: Emaline on 08 Aug 2009, 14:53
Broke it off with my girlfriend last night.

I have to say that I really think you made the right move there, dogg.

I totally agree.


Guys, I am at Lollapalooza. It is amazing. It love it. Seeing Animal Collective soon! Woo!
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Post by: jhocking on 08 Aug 2009, 15:32
Guys, I am at Lollapalooza. It is amazing. It love it. Seeing Animal Collective soon! Woo!

Were you there yesterday?  It was all rainy and muddy but my fiancee still enjoyed it.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Aug 2009, 16:47
I'm kind of tired but at the same time it feels like mid-evening so I can't really get to sleep. Luckily tomorrow I don't have to get up at all really, so I should catch up on sleep and then get myself unjetlagged before Monday and my music summer school :)

A week on Thursday I get my A level results and find out where I'm going to uni. I'm torn between wanting to go to Cambridge (awesome teaching, copyright library, lovely college, good reputation) and wanting to go to Birmingham (able to work term-time, less hectic, can get a year-round flat due to working term-time, more social life). I guess it depends on my grades really.

Also, Emaline, good to see you back.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 08 Aug 2009, 16:57
Good luck, May!
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Post by: nobo on 08 Aug 2009, 19:07
Just came back from GI Joe and was pretty happy. Any movie that has asian children fight scenes is pretty damn sweet.
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Post by: tania on 08 Aug 2009, 19:19
today i had two different customers call me while at work to find out if i was working today because they weren't going to come in unless i was there on account i was apparently really friendly and helpful last time they were there, and a third lady offered to take me out for a beer sometime because "you're cool and you look like you really need a break". i still kind of hate my job but on days like today, i guess it's alright.
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Post by: De_El on 08 Aug 2009, 22:25
Validation! Of a sort, anyway.

Guys tomorrow it is gonna be so hot as balls it will cease to be a humorous comparison. All you will be able to do is feebly nod in assent and say, "Aye. Today it truly is hot as balls." But I am gonna stand in the sun for hours because BASEBALL PAYS ME TO DO IT AND I WANT MONEY.

In other news, uhhh, oddment and tweak?
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Post by: Jace on 09 Aug 2009, 06:01
Oh my god you guys painting 1/600 scale boats is so much fun holy crap I don't even care if the game is fun.
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Post by: MadassAlex on 09 Aug 2009, 10:21
I have to say that I really think you made the right move there, dogg.

It was getting pretty dire, but I was hesitant because she could also be intensely sweet and caring. It didn't hurt that she was a strong woman (in terms of mentality) and rather pretty. It was kind of weird because, over the past few weeks, she'd have moments that painted her as an absolutely great person to be with, but I detailed my concerns above.
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Post by: snalin on 09 Aug 2009, 12:05
yes


So, I just downloaded Psychonauts to see if it was any good, and my laptop couldn't handle it. It just hung up when I was to be allowed to control anything.. I'll have to get creative. Tweaking is always fun.
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Post by: Coward on 09 Aug 2009, 12:09
Quote from: jhocking
While walking down the street today some kid squirted me from his apartment.  As in, I was walking along when suddenly I was hit with water, and when I looked up there was a kid holding a watergun leaning out of the window.  I flicked him off but I don't think he even saw it because he ran inside when I saw him.  This seems like something I should be pissed about (and would be pissed about if I were in nice clothes or something) but mostly it was amusing.

On my way back home I saw him squirt some couple and they seemed to react pretty much the same way I did: confused, slightly miffed, but mostly amused.

Burn his building down. His appreciation of poetic justice and irony will outweigh any anguish he may feel about arson-related property damage or the hellish screams of those innocents who, tragically caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, will suffer a quite painful death.

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Post by: Liz on 09 Aug 2009, 16:23
Jens the answer is yes. Do it now.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Aug 2009, 19:08
Thunderstorming so hard oh my god I am just standing outside and telling god thank you (going back out now)
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 09 Aug 2009, 19:38
There is a fire down the road from my house!

And like 4 firetrucks.
a;dlkfjalwkeuroaisdfnlaskdfj bluuuuuh.
i haaate housefires. they scare me to death. fire would be the worst way to die.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 09 Aug 2009, 19:43
I think I caught my coworker's cold. Ughhhhhh all I want to do is sleep but I keep sneezing and waking myself up.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Aug 2009, 20:13
So I have been sickly on and off for about three weeks, I have been to the doctor a couple times and had medicines and got better, only to get sick again pretty much straight away.
Today I went to the doctor again because the whites of my eyes are totally red and I have this awful hacking, curl-into-a-ball can't-breathe cough, and he told me I might have whooping cough or pnuemonia and sent me to get chest x-rays but I won't find out till Thursday.
On the upside my boy is coming over to take care of me again!
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Post by: scarred on 10 Aug 2009, 00:20
Memorial service is tomorrow.

Wish me luck. I don't think it's dawned on me fully yet. I hope I don't go to pieces in front of everyone.
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Post by: JD on 10 Aug 2009, 00:27
Good luck
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Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Aug 2009, 13:07
Blaggy,

My social worker has scheduled me for Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy. Apparently, this will help me from freaking out over needles. Win?
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Post by: tania on 10 Aug 2009, 18:28
putting olives in this bread was such a good idea, i am the best
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Emaline on 10 Aug 2009, 22:28
This weekend was crazy, and great, and awesome, and terrible, and wonderful, all in one.

Animal Collective was alright. I waited for two hours to see them, and ended up being two people away from the stage. I got covered in paint, and had a blast, and then got squished, and started feeling horribly ill, so I had to fight my way out of the crowd. So yeah. I can't say I was disappointed buy a single band there. I ran into the singer of Glasvegas on my way back to the hotel. We chatted a bit and he gave me two kisses. Oh, guys with accents. Sigh. Boys Noize was mindblowingly amazing. So fucking good. My boyfriend had no idea who he was beforehand, and was only begrudgingly going because we were having a terrible fucking day(our ride was threatening to ditch us. in Chicago. Without a way home. Long story. We didn't do anything. Dude got in a fight with his wife.), and about three seconds into being at Boys Noize, my boyfriend was in heaven. He loved it. And he danced his ass off. And I recorded every second of it. It is fucking adorable. We got some great pictures of the bands.




Were you there yesterday?  It was all rainy and muddy but my fiancee still enjoyed it.



Yeah, I was there all weekend. The rainy muddiness was the best part, because the next two days were hellishly hot. Coupled with long lines to get water. So the rain was welcomed, because I knew we wouldn't be that lucky all weekend.


Also, Emaline, good to see you back.

Thanks. :)

Memorial service is tomorrow.

Wish me luck. I don't think it's dawned on me fully yet. I hope I don't go to pieces in front of everyone.

Good luck, man. I hope things go well. Remember, sometimes its ok to cry. Nobody would fault your for it.








Guys, I am super proud of my boyfriend. He does cancer research, and recently a paper he worked on was published in The New England Journal Of Medicine. (http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/NEJMoa0903840v1.pdf) The BBC even wrote an article (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8184950.stm) about it! Here (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q228/andlemonade/Amazinglyawesomecuteboyiamproudof.jpg) is a screencap of the article on google. I am so super proud of him!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 10 Aug 2009, 23:07
I am in Kingston
Come visit me.

scarred, I'm sorry to hear your friend committed suicide, that sucks bawls.

Glad to see you're back, Emaline.

And my apologies for any other important stuff I missed, I only checked the last page.

Oh, and I'm back. Hey.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 10 Aug 2009, 23:11
Glad to see you're back, Emaline.

Oh dang the internet on my normal computer is borked. No TF2 for a while then.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 11 Aug 2009, 06:57
I am in Kingston
Come visit me.

I would assume pretty much every nation in the commonwealth has at least one kingston in it and I would also assume allison is in this one (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=44.219615,-76.459351&spn=1.051124,1.766052&z=9)
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Post by: Hat on 11 Aug 2009, 11:37
There is a Kingston in my city and it is basically a skid row of meth labs GOOD STORY BRETT

anyway I had a pretty boring night at work tonight, first three hours were fucking dead as hell, picked up a bit later, but not before I managed to design an elaborate machine on the back of a beer coaster for transforming boredom into diamonds and fucking dope breaks singles, by the mysterious and hermetic Egyptian magic of a tank full of cats.

I am also looking at another beer coaster I was writing on with "GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES" on it in big excited letters

3) Toast something NOBODY HAS EVER TOASTED BEFORE (cereal?)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 11 Aug 2009, 13:06
I am in Kingston
Come visit me.

I would assume pretty much every nation in the commonwealth has at least one kingston in it and I would also assume allison is in this one (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=44.219615,-76.459351&spn=1.051124,1.766052&z=9)
I would have assumed that I was being facetious.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 11 Aug 2009, 19:28
You would have assumed WRONG
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Post by: karl gambolputty... on 11 Aug 2009, 19:39
thank you karl gambolputty, for paying for my coffee+donut, putting up with my babbling about music and how my friends are goofy, and getting that photo of me all sweaty while waiting in line for the bathroom!

You're most welcome!  It was an excellent time.  Thanks for educating me on what the kids are up to these days (I was a little drunk and the stories all blended together a little bit, but I hope your friend who's being chased by the pizza-eating bicycle gangs turns out ok).
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Post by: Slick on 11 Aug 2009, 20:31
You know what is a great summer night? Going down with one of your best friends and her girlfriend as she gets a tattoo, chilling in the tiny tattoo place after hours, shooting shit with the ace tattoo man who happens to be from your province, then your other friends show up with pizza, then you go bike for some vegan brownies and bean salad and come back and they're still tattooing and everything's great and you're having beer and pizza in the shop after close and life seems good and then you bike really fast home just because you can and the night is beautiful and then you get an e-mail about how some dick has vandalized the rental bikes you've been working on all summer and also oh right you've got an exam at nine in the morning fuck come on now fucking come on now really?
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Post by: Emaline on 11 Aug 2009, 20:58
James, I am hella jealous. Your night sounds fun.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Will on 11 Aug 2009, 21:09
So, the rest of my tour is cancelled. I'm stuck at a friend's house in Nashville while the guy I was travelling with is in a country jail in Kentucky. Here's a tip, guys - if you're going to travel 3500 miles, make damn sure that the registration and tags on your car aren't expired by a year; failing THAT make fucking CERTAIN that you don't have any substance buried in the trunk that is a felony in any of the states you're traveling through.

So tour is cancelled, I have to fly back home and bail on everyone, and my friend is probably going to be in a Kentucky jail cell for a while, since he's got a $9800 bail in a state that doesn't allow you to post 10% bond - cash up front only.

This fucking sucks.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Aug 2009, 21:11
Goddamn Will, that's really shitty. How did you avoid getting jailed, too?
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Post by: Will on 11 Aug 2009, 21:27
Car is registered to him, he copped to posession of everything, they had nothing on me.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Aug 2009, 21:45
I'm tempted to throw a lot of questions at you now but I'm  just going to wish you the best of luck and hope that you manage to get things worked out.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Slick on 11 Aug 2009, 22:04
James, I am hella jealous. Your night sounds fun.
and then you get an e-mail about how some dick has vandalized the rental bikes you've been working on all summer and also oh right you've got an exam at nine in the morning fuck come on now fucking come on now really?
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Post by: Emaline on 11 Aug 2009, 22:21
Man, James, I'm hellsa drinking wine, and listening to jazz, and smoking, and contemplating a bath, and basically completely in a different other world, and missed that last bit. I'm still jealous of your good time. Sucks about the rest though. What happened with the bikes exactly?
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Aug 2009, 23:28
3) Toast something NOBODY HAS EVER TOASTED BEFORE (cereal?)

I thought most cereals were toasted. You'd just be re-toasting it.
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 Aug 2009, 23:33
I used to toast Shredded Wheat and then butter it when hot so that the butter ran down through it.
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Post by: scarred on 11 Aug 2009, 23:33
Aggggggggjkhdhlkhjgkjhghglhjghng;lkhgd
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 12 Aug 2009, 01:54
So I guess I coughed so hard I cracked a rib.


Ow.
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Post by: Gemmwah on 12 Aug 2009, 02:08
Going to see Jodie and Dan eeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Post by: SirJuggles on 12 Aug 2009, 02:52
You know what is a great summer night? Going down on one of your best friends and her girlfriend as she gets a tattoo,

Why I need to stop checking this at 3am in the morning.
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Post by: squawk on 12 Aug 2009, 03:23
Just watched perseids with my two favorite people ever. Saw thirty (probably more fainter, ambiguous ones--thanks a lot moon) meteors in about an hour, including one FUCKING GIANT BEHEMOTH shooting star you wouldn't imagine ever witnessing. Bright as fuck and its trajectory lingered for like five seconds.

Then we were happy about songs on the radio!

Woooooo
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Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Aug 2009, 05:27
This fucking sucks.

Holy crap Will, I'm so sorry! My kitten is sad that she won't be able to jump around and shed on your stuff, I hope you guys get everything worked out:(
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Post by: Jace on 12 Aug 2009, 06:36
So I guess I coughed so hard I cracked a rib.


Ow.

Oh fuck. Oh fuck that sucks. Holy fuck that is fucking terrible, I mean goddamn that is bad.

Nothing at all interesting happened with my night other than sitting in the living room with my flatmate painting and watching Legend of The Seeker.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Aug 2009, 10:40
You know what is a great summer night? Going down on one of your best friends and her girlfriend as she gets a tattoo,

Why I need to stop checking this at 3am in the morning.

Thank god I wasn't the only one
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: redglasscurls on 12 Aug 2009, 10:45
So I was reading this article http://www.guernicamag.com/spotlight/1182/food_among_the_ruins/ about the "food desert" issue in Detroit and how has no one tried urban farming yet?? This seems like the most brilliant thing ever.
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Post by: JD on 12 Aug 2009, 11:07



So I guess I coughed so hard I cracked a rib.


Ow.
Ouch


This fucking sucks.

Oh man, that blows.

60 odd years ago, my great grandmother's sister committed suicide. Her daughter(my great aunt) went to live with her aunt and cousin(great grandma and grandma)She was only about a year old, and as far as I can tell, only lived there for a few months. Her father(my great great uncle, woah) then pulled douchebag move and took her away. That was the last my grandmother and great grandmother ever saw of her. Fast forward 60 years to the present. My mother and aunts have tried to find her over the internet with no success. My great uncle(grandma's brother) steps up, and pays for a private investigator. My grandma will meet with her cousin today, after 60 years.


In totally unrelated news, my butt itches.
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Post by: tommydski on 12 Aug 2009, 11:09
So I guess I coughed so hard I cracked a rib.

:-(

Do you have bronchitis? I had it when I was 19 and I'm honestly still recovering. The muscle pains in my chest stayed for about five years. The coughing never went away.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Aug 2009, 11:45
Blaggy,

We (my roommate and I) just found a bat with a broken wing lying pitifully in the dirt outside, in the sun. I thought it was dead until I very gently touched it with a stick and it squeaked at me. We took it into the shed and left it there where our puppies can't get to it. I don't think it's going to live long if it has a broken wing. I shouldn't have named it Bruce Wayne, either.
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Post by: Yayniall on 12 Aug 2009, 11:49
Take a picture of its penis?
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Post by: allison on 12 Aug 2009, 11:53
Take a picture of its penis.

FYP.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Aug 2009, 12:06
"Bruce Waynedick" doesn't have the same ring to it

Edit: Pictures in Photo Thread
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Post by: SirJuggles on 12 Aug 2009, 12:20
Maybe not to you.
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Post by: JD on 12 Aug 2009, 14:43
zombiedude, did your grandmother hire Gene Parmesan? grandmothers love Gene Parmesan.
Haha

Oh gee have picture:

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs133.snc1/5694_117033718797_642733797_2243728_2252441_n.jpg)

60 years people, 60 YEARS
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Post by: Liz on 12 Aug 2009, 21:20
Dear Blog Thread,

As the meebo crowd might know already, I am going through some financial issues at this point in my life. It has happened to me before, but always in more of a minor way so that I was able to easily take care of it. But this time it is worse.

The story is as such. When I moved in with my roommate, we were incredibly good friends. We hung out all the time, so moving in with each other seemed like a good idea, plus his current roommate was moving out to go to school in England. After I moved in, we had this nice chat about rent, etc. He told me that, since he makes about twice as much in a month as I do, he would take care of the utilities for me, and I would just pay my half of the rent. I said thanks, and we went on like that.

We lived in harmony for over a year, him paying a little extra each month. About two months ago, he asked me one night (in a light, joking tone), when I was going to start paying utilities. I said "oh, right away" in the same tone and we had a good laugh.

Thursday night last week, having just arrived home from Chicagocon, my roommate knocks on my door and asks to come in. He proceeds to tell me that he is PISSED because the whole time we have been living together, he has been paying all the utilities himself without me ever, ever offering to chip in. And then he says to me "if you don't give me the money you owe me ($410, apparently) you're gonna need to find a new place to live".

I do not have $410.

So now I need to somehow scrape together far, far more money than I have to pay a roommate that pulled an extremely dick move just so we can go on living together. It is not a great atmosphere to live in. I have been looking for a new place to move to, but I haven't gotten any replies when I've been replying to ads. I have, however, gotten offers for my room, but I can't accept them until I have somewhere else to live.

But if I find somewhere to move to, and someone to move in here, I am going to tell my roommate to go fuck himself and not give him the rest of the money that I "owe" his sorry ass.

Oh, and my car needs repairs. And I have college to finance.

So yeah, my life right now is shit. Donations accepted. Please see my signature.
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Post by: BrittanyMarie on 12 Aug 2009, 21:55
Wait, what could he do if you didn't? Also when is your lease up? Because he has no right to "evict" you based on that unless he takes you to court which would be hell of expensive for him (and you I guess). It sounds like he is bullying you to get his way. If you guys had a talk where he said that and he never brought it up except maybe MAYBE in only what seems like an extremely passive aggressive way, that's his own fault.

I'd try to talk to him once you've calmed down enough to explain your side to him. It's probably some misunderstanding and he's been brewing over it forever (for no reason really, if it did bother him he should have said something to you before) (which he didn't).
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Post by: Liz on 12 Aug 2009, 22:47
We just signed a new lease in May, so it won't be up for a while. I know he can't actually kick me out, but man I want to move out because he is being a bitch.

ISSUES.

Also, Dear Blog Thread,

I changed my username! You all called me Liz anyways, so why the hell not?
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Post by: Emaline on 12 Aug 2009, 22:53
Guys, wine is fucking amazing. Fucking amazing. I love blackberry wine. Currently I am drinking strawberry wine, and it is alright. But I prefer the blackberry. My nose and lips are all tingly. I lvoe drinking wine all the time and that is terrible. I am a terrible person.

But its local wine. and it is tasty.
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Post by: Jimor on 12 Aug 2009, 23:17
I agree, a very dick move. Can you afford to pay full utilities for a bit? If so, strike a bargain where you pick it up until you're square, this way you don't have to come up with it all right away, and you still can do what you feel is right about the balance when you move out. It also gives you a chance to talk about the original arrangement from a position of trying to work things out rather than a position where you simply don't have the lump sum. If you can't afford that, then get back onto 50/50 which should buy some time. Try not to feel too much pressure to pay right now, the way he's handled this doesn't deserve instant gratification.

Congrats on the username change?  :-)

Dear thread,

I turned in the paperwork to start getting paid to work at the access station now. Last weekend was my last volunteer job, and it was a doozy. Each year, the big local music equipment store sponsors a program that kids 12-18 sign up for, where they get assigned to bands, get a professional coach/mentor, and then learn how to work together, write songs, and build a 3-song performance that they get to play in front of an audience of about 2000. We were there to tape it for showing on the station at a later date, so they get on TV, too. Some pretty decent performances on the instruments, and good stage presence for the most part, but unfortunately, not a lot of strong singers, so it did get a bit hard to listen to once in a while.

We got to the venue at 8am to lay cable and get all the cameras set up and patch into the main sound system for audio. The bands started playing at 12noon, and ran until a bit after 6pm. 22 bands! Then we had to break down the equipment, pack up, and put everything away back at the station, so it was right around 8pm when we were finally done. A 12 hour day, and all I got was a free lunch and an event t-shirt!  :-P

After turning in the paperwork, I got a chance to direct a LIVE talk show as part of my training to handle the studio for my own show. So I was the one calling the camera shots and telling people where to be and what to do. Fortunately, it's an experienced crew, so if I did forget something, they knew what to do anyway. Nobody died, and the studio is still standing, so I guess it was a success?  :-o
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Post by: JD on 12 Aug 2009, 23:39
Blackberry wine is great, I don't blame you if you love it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 13 Aug 2009, 00:45
I changed my username! You all called me Liz anyways, so why the hell not?
Just for the record, your previous name was...?
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Post by: SirJuggles on 13 Aug 2009, 00:46
Misconceptions. I think?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jhocking on 13 Aug 2009, 05:31
I changed my username! You all called me Liz anyways, so why the hell not?
Just for the record, your previous name was...?

See if she hadn't mentioned nobody would have even noticed, it's such a natural change.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 13 Aug 2009, 06:01
Considering nobody here actually calls anybody by their online handle anyway, it fits.
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Post by: philharmonic on 13 Aug 2009, 06:58
How pathetic is my nick? I made it up myself. It sounded better than the one nick my friend came up with (French Potato). At the time I was thinking about my eclectic taste in music. Like when i play my guitar I like using harmonic distortion and natural harmonic squealys ala dimebag. Also when i was a youngin I was treated to a performance of the Hamilton Philharmonic through a school field trip. So in a way I guess it fits.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 13 Aug 2009, 07:40
My mom got Facebook and now she creeps my profile every day. I don't like this.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 13 Aug 2009, 07:49
See if she hadn't mentioned nobody would have even noticed, it's such a natural change.

so it would seem.
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Post by: pen on 13 Aug 2009, 08:44
Allison, my whole family has joined facebook.  I just choose not to friend them and make my profile private.  So far, only one person has taken this personally.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 13 Aug 2009, 09:03
I have my brother and sister on Facebook, but I don't need to filter things for them. Oh, and a bunch of cousins. I am, however, trying to convince my mom to get Facebook, and if she does (which is a big, big if) I probably won't filter her out either. My life is an open book! I have nothing to hide!

So perhaps I am just a little odd.
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Post by: MrBlu on 13 Aug 2009, 11:26
Considering nobody here actually calls anybody by their online handle anyway, it fits.
Wat.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 13 Aug 2009, 14:06
I have the sweetest boyfriend.  He's gone for 11 days to be staff at QuakeCon in Texas, and he planned for a gift to arrive for me halfway through the time he's gone.  So today, I got this in the mail:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/IMG_0002-1.jpg)
 
:-D
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Aug 2009, 20:02
Considering nobody here actually calls anybody by their online handle anyway, it fits.
Wat.

Yeah if I were to go by my real name everyone would just be confused.

Hey Blog thread, I'm feeling a little better but shit my rib hurts.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 13 Aug 2009, 20:40
Hey yeah, how's the dying of consumption going? We should catch up when you're better!
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Post by: Emaline on 13 Aug 2009, 22:17
I'm all dressed up, and drinking red wine, and listening to the Ink Spots. Somebody come dance with me god damnit,.
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Post by: JD on 14 Aug 2009, 03:06
3 O'clock in the morning and I do the dishes. I am living the life.

Bed now
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Post by: pen on 14 Aug 2009, 04:56
hey bloggy,

started the new job last week and it's so awesome!  i have hardly any knowledge of the field i'm working for,and my head is swimming from trying to learn everything so quickly.  it's fun though!  i love learning new things (especially things that can help me develop my financial portfolio)!

i had a major lapse of brain this morning.  i was leaving my house to go north for the weekend again, and i forgot my baggage.  i am not driving home again to get it as i don't have time to waste tonight, so i need to go out at lunch and buy a fancy sexy dress for when i go out later.  it makes me sad because the dress i was going to wear was perfect and it's been in my closet for years without being worn.  so sad.  but hey, shopping is fun.  and my boss and nearly everyone else is out fo the office today, so long lunch, here i come! 
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Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2009, 07:13
i went down to toronto last night for manhunt (http://www.manhunt-toronto.com) for the first time in about three years and it was just as fun as i remembered it. it's essentially a game of tag played between about 20-30 adults who meet up anonymously via the internet because fuck it, why can't a grown man or woman enjoy a game of tag in the dark streets of toronto at midnight once in a while.
toronto folks, you should come play too! it's the best.
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Post by: allison on 14 Aug 2009, 07:41
tania why did you not tell me about this manhunt.
i'm so disappointed.
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Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2009, 07:53
i'll probably be there again next thursday! come come come
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 14 Aug 2009, 08:23
Came back from Berlin yesterday.

Saw wall, Topography des Terrors, monument for book burning, monument for dead jews, monument for the unknown soldier and unknown concentrationcamp victim, Stasi prison, medical history museum ...

... oh, and a giant panda.
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Post by: negative creep on 14 Aug 2009, 08:42
And the Pergamon Museum, I hope?
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Post by: Drill King on 14 Aug 2009, 08:44
I play manhunt halifax every tuesday now too! I have climbed on top of churches since I started and slid down trees and oh my god it is fun.

See we have one too! http://www.manhunt-halifax.com/
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Post by: Noff on 14 Aug 2009, 09:33
I am moving out to the country, to a town known pretty much for this thing (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Natural_Bridge_in_snow.JPG).  I guess I need to become more outdoorsy now that I'll be surrounded by all this natural splendor and stuff.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 14 Aug 2009, 10:31
And the Pergamon Museum, I hope?

No, nothing from the Museum Insel, not this time, no. Been there before, though.

Every museum I thought of was closed anyway, so, whatever.

Bastards.

Also: got two great scotches at Whisky&Cigars and the new Skyclad. And the Early Stages box set by Marillion.
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Post by: allison on 14 Aug 2009, 10:49
There is workplace drama today, and it is pretty serious. I am now aware that it doesn't necessarily concern me, but earlier today it was freaking me out to the point where I now feel like I'm verging on a panic attack. The last time I felt like this I ended up in the hospital and it was terrible.

Mostly I can't stop the paranoid feeling and I've been throwing up and auuugh would someone please like to fix my brain?
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Post by: pwhodges on 14 Aug 2009, 11:01
Get Jeph to send you Marten's worry hat...
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Post by: Josefbugman on 14 Aug 2009, 11:38
Hey guys, haven't posted for a little while, and have news for everyone, going to do the news in chronological order so that it all makes sense.

1. I am up at the edinburgh fringe, performing poet's corner, a play written by one of my friends and in which I get to speak middle english and have to wear tights.
2. I have been seeing shows and doing other fun things whilst flyering/ trying my best to keep the company going.
3. My parents came up and brought booze with them after their trip to France to see the play.
4. Had a very nice 2 hour conversation with a girl named fran about non-verbal programing, psychology and drama

and
5. Yesterday I found out that the girl who I had known since the first year of uni, the girl who is one of the few actual friends I made at uni, who came to my birthday party and who I shared my first proper kiss with, died of a massive epileptic fit in Birmingham 3 nights ago...

I am posting here to try and get this down somewhere, to try and get my thoughts in order, because I can't actually believe it myself. I have been wandering around the city in a daze, trying to keep eating and thinking, my body feels like its on autopilot. Its worse because there is no-one in Edinburgh at the moment but me who knew her that well, and no-one in Leeds who seemed especially keen to get to know her... but she was always nice to me, and tended to enjoy hanging around with me and all sorts of random crap like that... I'm sorry to bother people, but I just need to get this down and I think I can, for once, disregard politeness.
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Post by: supersheep on 14 Aug 2009, 11:46
Shit, Josef. Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Alex C on 14 Aug 2009, 13:27
I have Adrian Peterson on two fantasy teams. Which, you know, would be great, except that I'm also a Vikings fan, so I'm probably going to be pissing myself with fear every time a linebacker so much as looks at him funny. I'm one blown ACL away from my fan experience being a complete wash for the rest of the year.
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Post by: Aimless on 15 Aug 2009, 06:47
Dear Blog thread,

Sthlm's (free!) culture-festival ends today wrt the awesome music. I've missed a great deal, but it's been a great week nevertheless, and it's going to be a great finale.

Now listening to Jonna Lee. Have found a lot of new music this week :)

I hope it doesn't rain and hail like it did yesterday.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Aug 2009, 11:02
Blaggy,


So, um, apparently my car turns itself off when you push it up to 120 MPH and scares the crap out of me.
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Post by: valley_parade on 15 Aug 2009, 12:14
Hey, the internets. It's been a while.

My MacBook bit it, finally. The motherboard's shot. Instead of shelling out $800 to get it repaired, I am just saving money and pestering my old man (though that is a story for another time) to get an HP Pavilion I have my eyes on.

So yeah. That's why you have not seen me around at all lately. I miss you guys!


(pee ess, those of you who have me friended on Facebook, my number is on there. Give me a ring!)
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Post by: Reed on 15 Aug 2009, 13:49
Right now I am sitting shirtless in my apartment, killing off a 6 pack of bud light. I am fucking classy.
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Post by: Yayniall on 15 Aug 2009, 16:02
Dear Blog thread, I'm stuck on a crossword, the clue is 'busy postman'.
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Post by: JD on 15 Aug 2009, 16:05
How many letters?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Aug 2009, 16:21
He's got sacks full of 'em.
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Post by: JD on 15 Aug 2009, 16:43
o/
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Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Aug 2009, 17:49
\o
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Post by: Cernunnos on 15 Aug 2009, 18:07
I am feeling really down right now.
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Post by: Yayniall on 15 Aug 2009, 18:58
Want another crossword joke then?

My grandfather was a keen crossword puzzler so when he died he requested that he be buried 6 down and 3 across.
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Post by: tania on 15 Aug 2009, 20:17
i went to guelph for my friend's going away party last night as he is moving to alberta permanently in september. everybody showed up, fun times were had. not so fun was when my google map directions lied to me in just about every conceivable way and i got lost on the highway and then in the middle of the barren country in guelph for about an hour because it was the first time i had ever driven to guelph alone, but i guess you can't win them all. overall, though, it was wonderful and so nice to see so many faces i haven't seen in what feels like forever. it made me realize all over again how much i miss guelph like crazy. i think i am really going to miss him.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Aug 2009, 20:41
I am feeling really down right now.


Hugs for Jon!

Hey blog thread. Last night I went to a concert in Dayton with a boy. It was good fun! We arrived a bit early, so we wandered around the strip the bar was on and found an awesome record store and a funky vintage shop. I bought some teeny unicorns and fairies at the record store (2 little boxes for $1!), but sadly I left them in boy's car, so I will have to get them back from him. The show was at this place called Blind Bob's and it was a pretty cool place! We played Connect 4 until the show started (I whooped his butt) and then we watched a good band (Starscream), sat through a not so good band (don't know/care their name), and then the one we came to see (Anamanaguchi) who were also quite good. Overall, fun night.

Today was nothing spectacular, but I just got back from seeing Ponyo and it is super cute and made me squee a little bit. (Could have done without the Cyrus/Jonas song at the end, but eveything else was adorable.)
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Post by: Alex C on 15 Aug 2009, 21:17
And now I keep imagining sitcom-esque scenarios in which this dude has to try and explain why exactly he has a box of fairies and unicorns in his car.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 15 Aug 2009, 21:37
My new job is pretty cool! I've finished week one of training and it's easy so far. But it was kinda scary - we started with 35 people in the training group, and every day there were 3 or 4 fewer people who were determined "not a good fit for the position" and told not to come back. We're gonna be part of a call center for one of those medicines where the commercial says "ask your doctor if _____ is right for you." Doctors call the hotline when they want to prescribe this drug to a patient, and then we call insurance companies to see if the patient's insurance policy will cover this drug treatment. So I find it pretty cool, knowing that the information we gather will help somebody get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Aug 2009, 21:42
Tee hee, Alex.
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Post by: JD on 15 Aug 2009, 22:04
Man, my computer is being all sorts of weird.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 15 Aug 2009, 23:27
I just spent lots of money at Ikea but damn is my apartment going to be ORGANISED. Sick of all this mess and clutter so everything gathering dust and getting in my way is going to be TIDIED UP.
I am heck of excited about this.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Aug 2009, 01:35
Dear Blog Thread,

I spent most of the past four days doing epic battle with the influenza but I think I have managed to get over it without getting really sick. Despite eating horribly and being so, so unfit it would seem I am strong like ox. So yay for that. I still took a day off on Friday, though. It's not something I'll repeat soon I don't think because taking days off usually just make me realise how much. Feel like I'm wasting my life in my jobs.

Of course it isn't just a matter of finding a new job or career because what I enjoy doing most is nothing and as I understand it that is not so lucrative.

In other news last night I saw Coraline and I have no idea how that could ever be construed as a kids film I mean jeez
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Post by: Zingoleb on 16 Aug 2009, 13:05
Blaggy,

I let my puppy inside, and immediately he went into the bathroom and I could hear him pissing in there. I ran in there to give him hell for it, and discovered that my dog uses the cat litter.

!?
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Post by: Emaline on 16 Aug 2009, 13:33

In other news last night I saw Coraline and I have no idea how that could ever be construed as a kids film I mean jeez



Have you ever read the book? It's creepier. But I mean, its Neil Gaiman. My kids(siblings) loved it though.
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Post by: JD on 16 Aug 2009, 13:35
Blaggy,

I let my puppy inside, and immediately he went into the bathroom and I could hear him pissing in there. I ran in there to give him hell for it, and discovered that my dog uses the cat litter.

!?

Better than eating it
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 Aug 2009, 14:38
My second grandchild was baptised today - this meant lots of barbeque, with champagne.

I also discovered that my daughter-in-law's father is the Dave Blase whose cycling exploits are behind the story of the film Breaking Away, which I have never seen.
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Post by: Jimor on 16 Aug 2009, 14:59
My second grandchild was baptised today - this meant lots of barbeque, with champagne.

I also discovered that my daughter-in-law's father is the Dave Blase whose cycling exploits are behind the story of the film Breaking Away, which I have never seen.

Congrats!  :-)

And it's a very good movie, definitely worth tracking it down. Not sure what you'd think of the real Dave afterward, though! (It's probably really loose with details I imagine.)
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 Aug 2009, 15:06
Not sure what you'd think of the real Dave afterward, though! (It's probably really loose with details I imagine.)

No comment...  But he was involved with the film, both in the plotting of it and playing a cameo role.

It appears that this film has only ever been released on DVD as region 1.
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Post by: Jimor on 16 Aug 2009, 15:38
That's strange, it's one of the few great sports movies from the U.S. that's not about baseball or football, so you'd think there'd be some international appeal. Breaking Away was actually the very first movie we taped back when my family first got a VCR, so I watched it a LOT back then (ooh, shiny new technology). I still remember laughing like a maniac at the ability to make it all go fast forward and reverse.  :roll:
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Post by: Gemmwah on 16 Aug 2009, 16:04
Sup, blaggy.

So this weekend has been pretty cool. Friday night I picked up my girlfriend from the airport after she'd been in Austria for 2 weeks, which was awesome, it was so good to see her. I stole her for a few hours and we went and sat up at the flyover on the other side of the airport and watched the planes coming in to land right overhead. Then I took her home and we had mad makeouts on her trampoline.
Yesterday it was my cousin's wedding (!!!). The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was wonderful and she deserves it all so much and I'm so pleased for her. I drank far too much champagne and beer and god knows what, and danced to cheesy 90s music at the bride's request.
Today, I went on a picnic in the park and drew pictures with Kylie, then we went to another park and chased ducks, and played on the swings. I love Sundays.
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Post by: nobo on 16 Aug 2009, 16:15
Back from weekend in Chicago, now the proud owner of an amazon kindle, nintendo dsi, and most importantly, a green boomerang!
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Post by: sean on 16 Aug 2009, 17:32
oh shiiiit im in college oh shit oh shit.

i moved in a week ago cause since im a music major my school is making me do marching band so i had to go for bandcamp. i was under the impression i was gonna play bass in the pit section. turns out there was already a bassist in the pit so i am playing marimba. i have never played a marimba before. the music is rather technical. fkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

oh well band camp ened friday so yay thats over. however my dorm wont get internet so i have to use either the music department macs or other shitty computers on campus for interbutts yayyyyyyyyyy!

oh and i have class 8am 5 days a week fkkkkkkkkk

edit: oh but my school is in west virginia and pall malls only cost 2 89 fkkkkkkkkkk yeahhhhhhhhh!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Aug 2009, 20:18
My sleep schedule is messed up beyond all recognition. This is even worse than the jet lag from getting back from the States. Crazy, man.

Anyway I've had a fantastic week at a music course summer school thing. Most nights I wasn't in bed until five am and then up again by eight, but the tiredness didn't get me til Saturday night. It's weird but this one week in the year is more intense, more real and more important to me than just about any other point in my life, and I'm kind of scared that this might have been my final year. Things are very up in the air at the moment (til Thursday, at any rate) and I have no idea where I'll be in twelve months. I was sitting scrolling through the calendar on my PDA earlier and after September 5th there is nothing whatsoever in my diary at all. Nada. Nichts. Nix.

Feeling a trifle strange because it's very late at night/early in the morning and also I'm having a weird adjustment period after spending a full week utterly immersed in music and amazing times. It was the same when I got back from Eed's; that weird few days where you have to get used to not being surrounded by incredible people doing awesome things all the time. At least I have some things to look forwards to in the next two weeks: in a few days I'll get my grades and know what I'm doing next year, and then in two weeks I'm going to a folk festival where a few of the people from summer school will also be. And then it'll be uni.

So yeah, mixed emotions. And despite a week of no sleep, I can't seem to get tired enough to fall asleep again. Perhaps it's because I zonked out at 5pm and woke up again at midnight to eat the meal my dad's girlfriend had left out for me. She is incredibly thoughtful.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 16 Aug 2009, 21:05
I play manhunt halifax every tuesday now too! I have climbed on top of churches since I started and slid down trees and oh my god it is fun.

See we have one too! http://www.manhunt-halifax.com/
http://www.google.com/search?q=manhunt+sumter
This is why Sumter sucks. Hard.

School starts tomorow. Excite!
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Post by: scarred on 16 Aug 2009, 21:08
OK I got fired. I am not having the best month.

On the brighter side of things, I'm going on a clothes shopping spree with Lindsay tomorrow, and I haven't done this for like 2 years, so that should be fun to waste my last paycheck on. In DESPERATE need of boxers and socks and flannel and jeans and all that shit.

Well, that, and Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 and Dollhouse Season 1.
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Post by: J-cob9000 on 16 Aug 2009, 21:48
ALSO: I am super excite because I finally bought proper skinny jeans that fit me right and look good on me. Maybe pictures if I feel like it.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Aug 2009, 21:51
skinny jeans that fit me right and look good on me

The Internet will be the judge of that, young whippersnapper.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 17 Aug 2009, 00:44
You are just starting classes and you have 8am 5 days a week?



AHHHHHHH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Aug 2009, 02:42
So I'm startin' to playtest at work
(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2761/090817173811.jpg)

Man it is kind of a funny feeling actually to see this stuff all in decks, it doesn't look like much does it? But there's over 2000 unique cards. Huh.

I'd also get shot if they knew I posted this.
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Post by: Jace on 17 Aug 2009, 02:52
Hey lunchy, fuck you with your really cool job.
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Post by: allison on 17 Aug 2009, 06:45
Blogs.
I had a pretty crazy weekend. On Friday night I got much too drunk and said far too much to two friends of mine, and mostly it has made dealing with their romantic relationship difficult, considering the history I have with them both. Well, you win some, you lose some. It was not a good night though, and I was feeling very down when I went home.

Everything was better in the morning though, because Live Nation concerts called me to tell me I'd been randomly selected and my Jason Mraz tickets were being upgraded -- to a "meet and greet" with Jason and passes to watch the show from side stage. He was so sweet and the show was incredible and I had a lot of fun.

Things like this convince me that karma is a real thing and you gotta just trust that the downs will eventually come up and the ups will be worth it.
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Post by: negative creep on 17 Aug 2009, 09:14
Dear blog!

I had a nice weekend in Paris with Jodie. We saw the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa.

In other news: Two weeks of work left, then I'm done and can concentrate on my lifestyle of debauchery and alcoholism again.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 17 Aug 2009, 11:18
things i learned this weekend: i'm not good at beer pong, you can totally get away with smoking a huge joint while driving around Alger, and also that motorcycles outside my bedroom window is not my preferred method of waking up.
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Post by: evilbobthebob on 17 Aug 2009, 11:44
Just found out my favourite uncle has prostate cancer  :|

A-Level results on Thursday  :|

No jobs anywhere  :|

Girl I like seems to be talking to me more  :-)
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Post by: tania on 17 Aug 2009, 12:57
33°C today oh god oh god this is so not cool

australians/southern north americans/jamaicans make fun of me all you want but you'll be sorry when i melt and die and then who will irritate you with inane posts about how hot it is outside huh?!
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Post by: Caleb on 17 Aug 2009, 13:20
Blog,

I wish more people would learn to understand the concept of the "Num Lock" key before they complain to me that they can't type in their bar code because the computer is broken.
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Post by: MrBlu on 17 Aug 2009, 14:22
Just found out my favourite uncle has prostate cancer  :|

A-Level results on Thursday  :|

No jobs anywhere  :|

Girl I like seems to be talking to me more  :-)
Huh. O-Level/GSCE grades come out today.

This made me realize I have a lot more friends at that level than I thought.
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Post by: Hat on 17 Aug 2009, 14:57
got 5/5 on my first uni assessment, helped my friends stencil a dudes apartment with the hexadecimal encryption code for ripping HD DVD, and then cooked up some bomb diggity burgers for dinner aw yeah good monday

also was reading comics and followed this link (http://www.thinkb4youspeak.com/) and I'm not quite sure why they needed to define what a beard was. I am really curious how you use "beard" as a derogatory term

other things they have defined for us!

bad: sometimes it means 'good'

cherry: a pit bearing fruit

tranny: a really hard car to repair

cougar: a kind of wildcat (it is good to see they aren't just tackling the bias against GLBTs, but also making sure to take care of the bias against loose, attractive older women as well while they are at it.)

apparently this site is not an elaborate joke and is a legitimate attempt to cut down on unintentional language bias against GLB&Ts in teenagers but I think maybe they could have tried a lot harder, I guess

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Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Aug 2009, 15:15
Blaggy,

I went to Wal-mart today to go shopping, and there was this adorable small child being carted around by his mother. When he saw me, he yelled "HEY!" and got this really angry look and glared at me until I looked at him, at which point he smiled so widely and starting laughing, and I laughed and waved at him, and he waved back, and then his mother gave me the evil eye and carted him off.

That was, in order, confusing, adorable, and then depressing. I am not a pedophile, lady.
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Post by: Christophe on 17 Aug 2009, 15:33
Beard is slang for a woman who a gay guy dates or marries to throw off any accusations of homosexuality.
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Post by: JD on 17 Aug 2009, 15:43
tranny: a really hard car to repair

Huh?
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Post by: SirJuggles on 17 Aug 2009, 15:47
tranny: a really hard car part to repair

Huh?
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Post by: Hat on 17 Aug 2009, 15:57
kind of assumed it was a reference to the pontiac trans-am (not sure how hard they are to repair)

also I thought the accepted term for how 'beard' has been defined in this context was a "liza"

sidenote: last night my hamburgers tasted like beer and I couldn't figure out why and now I have found out that there is an exploded beer in the freezer behind where I was defrosting the meat and now I am freaking out because although I have not died from ingesting broken glass I could have

also I saw a man have his foot run over by a concrete mixer out the front of my house a little earlier, and then some random dudes dressed up as pirates came around selling soft drink door to door, it is kind of a weird day today.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Aug 2009, 16:33

also was reading comics and followed this link (http://www.thinkb4youspeak.com/) and I'm not quite sure why they needed to define what a beard was. I am really curious how you use "beard" as a derogatory term


Wonder what they have to say about 'trap'.

Edit: Absolutely nothing. Also, the tranny means transmission...I don't even like cars and I know that!

I also find this one amusing:

Balls: Innocent childhood playthings

Is the "innocent" necessary?
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Post by: est on 17 Aug 2009, 23:41
That website is admirable but ultimately a fucking joke.  I wish people who actually knew how to communicate effectively with kids got involved in that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 18 Aug 2009, 00:01
Honestly if I hadn't come to the site through Penny Arcade's comic about it, I would have assumed it was a clumsy joke about prescriptive language. I mean an actual joke, too.

"Hey look sometimes things mean two things!"

"kids have ridiculous and non-literal slang terms"

The day of silence is also confusing and seems counter-intuitive.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 18 Aug 2009, 02:04
I'm going to Brighton! Wheeeeeeee!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 18 Aug 2009, 02:07
Quote
Think b4 you speak stuff

(http://penny-arcade.com/images/2009/20090817.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 18 Aug 2009, 03:18
Ironically enough, my gay friends are the ones I hear things like "that's so gay" from.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 18 Aug 2009, 13:32
I got business cards at work today.  This is the first time I've ever had some and I feel really important!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 18 Aug 2009, 13:40
School starts tomorrow.

Some of the guys in class and me are meeting early to give the first-graders a nice little hello/an evil prank (depends on what we fancy and bother to do). Catching up will be great, although I'm kinda jealous. Those guys were at the Øya-festival and probably saw a great deal of cool bands, and I was at home working. Which means that they have lots to talk about and I have nada. Woo. The fuckers probably didn't even go see Crystal Castles, which is the only band there I really wanted to see. Oh well. I'm hoping school works out, and that we still have enough classes in front of computers for me to feed my new-found tribalwars addiction.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Zingoleb on 18 Aug 2009, 22:34
Blaggy,

My best friend moved in with me today fuck yes
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Masterbainter on 19 Aug 2009, 01:47
I know there is alot of school thread... We'll i'm going back to school..  Taking evening classes from 5 to 9:30 then I work from 10:00 till 8:30 AM 4 days a week.  It's not so bad because I still have weekends and stuff, but super swamped during week.  However, classes are fun and people seem kewl.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jhocking on 19 Aug 2009, 05:22
33°C today oh god oh god this is so not cool

I whipped out my iPhone and used the app I wrote to convert that to Farenheit, woo.  That was so completely unnecessary but still felt awesome.

also I thought the accepted term for how 'beard' has been defined in this context was a "liza"

I've known the term "beard" for years.  My fiancee once brought the epic lols by asking me "Joe, am I your beard?"

For reference on how long ago that was, I think there was a joke about this on the quiki.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ClaudiaC on 19 Aug 2009, 05:47
So, yes. School started back last Monday. All I can say is, never view a flat on a Sunday in the summer...little gits. Posh little gits too. Mummy drops the little darlings to school (which happens to be right beside my lovely ground floor flat) every morning in her 4X4. Needless to say, I will not be in the mood for such goings on when I'm facing several mornings of hangovers a week when uni starts back.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 19 Aug 2009, 07:20
Some of our computers have been infected and there is now a DOS attack against our public library's network.

DAMMIT.

I wish people would be more careful about what crap they download on the public access computers.  Morons click on ANYTHING.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: iamiam on 19 Aug 2009, 07:32
I've known the term "beard" for years.  My fiancee once brought the epic lols by asking me "Joe, am I your beard?"

For reference on how long ago that was, I think there was a joke about this on the quiki.

i thought i was your beard???  is this your way of beard-dumping me? jerk
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Reed on 19 Aug 2009, 07:55
Fuck you Sanyo, learn to write a god damn manual and design an alarm mute button that actually works.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Aug 2009, 10:24
me and my friend tried our hands at baking a pie yesterday for the first time ever. it was more of a cobbler when it came out of the oven though. i blame the ridiculous (in hindsight) recipe we used that we followed exactly since we didn't know any better. anyway, we still have a shitload of blackberries so i think we might try again today.

also, my car is broken! shit!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Beren on 19 Aug 2009, 12:43
my school is in west virginia and pall malls only cost 2 89 fkkkkkkkkkk yeahhhhhhhhh!

 :-o

 :x

We probably go to the same school. We can't be friends though 'cause Pall Malls are gross.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 19 Aug 2009, 13:10
Well, in another 13 hours a small piece of paper will tell me if my brain is worth anything to a university. Not to any employers, really.

The English school system is so great sometimes.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 19 Aug 2009, 13:43
Some of our computers have been infected and there is now a DOS attack against our public library's network.

C:\>attack library
'ATTACK' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>kill library
'KILL' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>come on fuck a library
'COME' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>dammit
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Caleb on 19 Aug 2009, 13:56
C:\

C:\CD QCFORUMRETORTS

C:\QCFORUMRETORTS

C:\QCFORUMRETORTS Dir/w

Directory of C:\QCFORUMRETORTS

TelloffOzymandias EXE         435       08-18-09   455 PM

C:\QCFORUMRETORTS TelloffOzymandias

Display Text:

 Dammit Ozymandias you KNOW I am talking about a Denial of Service Attack not a Disk Operating System!  Stop mocking me!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Aug 2009, 13:58
you guys are nerds  </scorn>


oh wait
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: celticgeek on 19 Aug 2009, 14:35
Try this:

[[email protected] ~]$ kill -9 library-attack
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Aug 2009, 14:38
In a library? You'd be lucky!


And blog thread, I have nothing to report.  I've been too busy to do anything interesting, and I'm tired out and going to bed soon.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 Aug 2009, 15:51
It is totes results day in nine minutes (but results do not come out for another ten and a half hours).

I should go to bed but I want to watch filmsssss but my laptop doesn't have a DVD decoder. Bah.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Aug 2009, 16:25
Attached a desk chair wheel to the bottom of a pogo stick yesterday (BEST IDEA EVER)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 19 Aug 2009, 16:41
whoah, what? how does that work?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jace on 19 Aug 2009, 16:54
Hey Blog thread,
I've probably got a job. Awesome.
I am probably going to have semi-drunken sex Friday night. Awesome.
Brett that sounds like an absolutely terrible idea, but still... Awesome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Hat on 19 Aug 2009, 18:43
whoah, what? how does that work?

It only works so far in that it's function is to cause injury to the person riding it.

On a less practical level it could be seen as a tool to help people recognize bad ideas

With the rolling pogo stick as a starting point you could introduce someone with a previous history of bad ideas to it and then work down to less obvious bad ideas until suddenly they are a sensible person.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 19 Aug 2009, 19:40
People at work need to stop complaining to me about other people at work. There's only 5 of us right now. It's really hard not to hate everyone because they won't stop bitching about each other. (I happen to like everyone, so I'm getting really tired of all the gossip shit. Just shut up.)

Also, it's infuriating right now that I have an art degree and what I'm doing with it is copying famous works of art onto fucking foam board with crappy paint for window displays. Also the fact that I had to bring this shit home just so I wouldn't hear people argue back and forth how it needs to go up already, but no, it looks bad because the paint is so thin and blah blah blah, Idon'tcareohmygodshutupalready.

This is so stupid. Agh.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimor on 19 Aug 2009, 20:22
I think the world record for bad ideas came from a certain world record attempt.

I came across a book that described how back in the 20s and 30s (my google fu has failed for fact checking my memory on this), the method for breaking the motorcycle speed record was to strip down to the equivalent of speedos, grease up the body with axle grease, then lay flat on one's stomach on the seat of the motorcycle, hands forward on the handlbars, feet straight back -- all of this to increase aerodynamic efficiency. They would then hit speeds of 160mph+...

On the Bonneville SALT flats.

When one fellow wiped out this way, the only record he set was for Epic Road Rash.  :-o

They stopped doing it that way after that.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Dimmukane on 19 Aug 2009, 20:32
This is coming from a decade where people sat on flagpoles, ate chili peppers or crammed into telephone booths for fun.  I am not surprised.  In fact, I am pretty sure all those people in Reefer Madness were just told to act like people from the 20's.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 19 Aug 2009, 21:00
... Dear Blog thread...


...

Eh.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 19 Aug 2009, 21:09
So it looks like I am not going to see District 9. I am not going to see District 9 because my best guy friend, who makes the plans for my group of friends, thinks that I have been fooling around with his girlfriend. The problem here is that, if you look at it from his point of view, we did fool around and that is a fact. But from her and my point of view, we came very close to doing something monumentally stupid, then realized that we didn't want to risk losing our current partners and close friendship so we stopped what we were doing and put our clothes back on. And I was so relieved because I thought that was the end of that.  :roll:

edit for clarity: Yes, I am aware I am a terrible person.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Alex C on 19 Aug 2009, 21:31
That's not a very good reason to miss a movie.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 19 Aug 2009, 21:34
Well my girlfriend doesn't want to see it so I was really looking forward to seeing it with the guys.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 20 Aug 2009, 00:28
FUCK YES got the uni place I wanted! Wooo Cardiff!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 20 Aug 2009, 00:30
Congratulations
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Aug 2009, 00:36
Congrats!

Though I hear you ought to be careful there. With all that rift activity and disappearing children and stuff.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 20 Aug 2009, 00:49
Thanks  :-) I should probably say that I'm going to study a Physics with Astronomy Masters there  8-)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Aug 2009, 00:59
Congratulations!

I wish I knew whether I was going to uni or not. My offers still say "conditional" and I can't get my grades til half ten. What is up with that, hm?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 20 Aug 2009, 01:01
That's strange, Track should tell you if you've made the place, although it may be down to the specific universities you chose  :|
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 20 Aug 2009, 01:18
hearngh Cant go to bed because my brother is making board games about food
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 20 Aug 2009, 01:26
Ok maybe not about food but it is definitely an element.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: snalin on 20 Aug 2009, 04:49
Dear Blog thread

Parodying backstreet boys by making Norwegian lyrics for Everybody is a good idea y/n?

Also, yesterday I had my first introduction to Blood Bowl. I'll be looking into a web-variant now. Have to read through the thread.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Aug 2009, 05:11
Well my first choice uni wanted my actual mark breakdowns, and we faxed them to them earlier. They weren't the grades they had asked for (I was seven UMS marks off on two of them and up to 42 on the other two) but I still sent them and they said "we'll let you know in a few days". So I don't know.

I have to ring my insurance uni now because they haven't confirmed my place even though I've achieved their offer, so I have no idea what I'm doing. GAH.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 20 Aug 2009, 05:21
Man, that's stupid  :| I got some good grades and some stupid grades (E on a Cosmology paper  :? ) but overall it was enough to get me the place and a scholarship, so that's OK  :-)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 20 Aug 2009, 05:43
Well my first choice uni wanted my actual mark breakdowns, and we faxed them to them earlier. They weren't the grades they had asked for (I was seven UMS marks off on two of them and up to 42 on the other two) but I still sent them and they said "we'll let you know in a few days". So I don't know.

I have to ring my insurance uni now because they haven't confirmed my place even though I've achieved their offer, so I have no idea what I'm doing. GAH.

This will just be because your first choice hasn't made a decision about you yet as you only get offered a place at your second choice if your first choice rejects you, so your second choice will be in the same position as you; waiting to hear back about what the first choice decides. If they don't decide to offer you a place don't worry about the delay, your second choice are legally bound to accept you so long as you met the grade requirements and haven't been offered a place at your first choice.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Aug 2009, 06:21
Hi guys hi!
Have you missssed me?  I am back from my overseas adventures with the internets!  It is the best thing to be home with the boy and my Meow again!  I am jet lagged though and keep doing dumb things like sleeping all day then not sleeping at night.  This will be a problem if I don't sort it out by Monday!
I had fun with everyone I got to hang out with!  Thanks for having me guys <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 20 Aug 2009, 07:09
Miss my tiny australian   :-(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Aug 2009, 07:17
Glad to hear you're back safe Jodie.

Blog head! I just got offered a job writing and editing for a newspaper. It is not a newspaper newspaper, but it is a newspaper about newspapers (it is the industry newspaper for newspapers). While this is kind of confusing, I'm fairly sure it's a good thing, though I'm not sure how much there is to write about newspapers. But yeah, at least it pays money and will be writing for/with journalists/editors.

Problem is I switched to full-time studies this semester, and I have to withdraw or confirm my uni subjects tomorrow otherwise I get charged for them, and the meeting about the newspaper job is on Monday. I mean, he offered me the job over the phone but there is nothing formally written down yet. It also means I'd be unavailable to do any more interning at actual news-places. Pretty sure I'll go for it anyway, though.   

      
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: pen on 20 Aug 2009, 07:29
Sounds like a really good opportunity!  Go for it!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 20 Aug 2009, 08:17
Miss my tiny australian   :-(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: öde on 20 Aug 2009, 08:33
Miss my tiny australian   :-(
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 20 Aug 2009, 08:38
I guess I should officially tell the blog thread that I'm engaged so there I did that.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: allison on 20 Aug 2009, 08:42
</3

Hahaha...but really, congratulations! Love is awesome.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Aug 2009, 09:05
My first instinct is to o/ , but it seems a bit silly for the occasion. Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Aug 2009, 09:14
Awesome (did I already know that? Have I seen a pretty reddish ring or did I dream that?) Jordan!

Well the uni thing is on hold for a while, but yes Will was right, if I don't get into Cambridge then Birmingham say they will still take me and that my accommodation isn't any less secure next week that it is now. So I'll keep checking the UCAS website and see what happens. I'm fairly sure that I'll be going to Birmingham; I missed my offer on all subjects but on my worst one I missed it by almost 10%.

Nevertheless I am going out tonight to celebrate because I got five As! And that is a good result! If I hadn't had this Cambridge thing I would have been over the moon! So fun times will be had anyway.

Incidentally one of my friends is going to study Psychology at Cardiff so you might meet her :)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 20 Aug 2009, 09:17
Cool, assuming the physics students ever mix with the psychology students :lol: And...5 As? Sheesh...How was that not good enough for Cambridge? I got AAAB, and a B in General Studies (which doesn't make any difference), so there's no way I could have got in. Good job I find the place insufferable  :-P
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Aug 2009, 09:21
I'm not sure that is a standard Cambridge offer, I think it's partly because my GCSEs weren't great and partly because I was inappropriately attired at interview. Either way, they asked me for 92% in all subjects except General Studies (ironically, I got 96% in that) and I didn't get it. So I have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 20 Aug 2009, 09:23
partly because I was inappropriately attired at interview

This is precisely why I would never apply to Oxbridge universities. Maybe I would, actually, just so I could go to the interview in a Bad Religion t-shirt or something.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 09:24
Oh how I wish I was done with university stuff.  I've already got a Bachelor's degree (two, in fact.  One in music and the other in physics).  But now I'm getting a damned PhD, and in order to get that, one must pass a preliminary examination on (count them) 14 subjects.  It's over three days.  I'm good on the first day subjects (kind of, my quantum is a bit shaky and the E&M is being written by a senile person, so it could be really easy or impossible).  On the second day, I'm fairly screwed (it's all on subjects that require knowing a lot of equations, and I'm terrible at that sort of thing).  On the third day, it's hit or miss.  I'm great on some subjects, and some are impossible (I haven't actually taken classes on any of the subjects, only a few people have).  So now I'm reviewing quantum angular momentum, but really I'm just trying not to study, which is unfortunate.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 20 Aug 2009, 09:58
My first instinct is to o/ , but it seems a bit silly for the occasion. Congratulations!!
Psh.

o/
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 20 Aug 2009, 10:03
I'm fairly sure that I'll be going to Birmingham

Birmingham sounds like a good city, the uni has a good reputation and there seems to be a lot going on there in terms of culture. I'm pretty jealous that Leeds doesn't have anything like The Custard Factory. Also, 5 As is a fantastic result. Well done!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 20 Aug 2009, 10:27
I have a driver's license now.

Except five minutes before I took my test I crashed into the DMV sign and my dad, he is so angry at me :[
I am sad too. It is a hideous scratch.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 10:35
Was your father located near the DMV sign?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: squawk on 20 Aug 2009, 10:44
oh oops

i did not crash into my dad
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 10:49
Wow.  Just wow.  My friends and I went to a big concert shortly before going to college, which was a great, unplanned last thing before college.

As for squawk.  Makes more sense now that I re-read it with that information.  One guy I knew in high school got in an accident (involving another car) on his first full day driving with a license.  We had a good laugh at his expense, of course, but it really does suck.  So I'm sorry to hear that, but welcome to the world of licensed drivers!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Aug 2009, 10:55
Guys guys guys I take it all back because it was not several days it was merely a matter of hours and they have offered me a place I am totally going to Cambridge oh my god
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 10:58
w0000000000000000000000000t!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Aug 2009, 11:00
That is so cool. I'm envious.

I did the whole uni thing already ... but still ... envious.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yayniall on 20 Aug 2009, 11:27
Kickass! Which college?
I applied to Cambridge but they turned me down, possibly because the light chat and interview I had prepared for turned out to be a full on exam which I hadn't prepared for.
It was either that or I was keeping it too real with my northern accent. Innit.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 11:32
Oh no.  You didn't put a donk on it, did you?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yayniall on 20 Aug 2009, 11:34
Too fucking right I did, our kid.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: De_El on 20 Aug 2009, 11:46
May, that's so great! Your excitement is contagious.

Blog thread, I only have a handful of baseball games left before I quit, which means I am going back to school soon whoa.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 20 Aug 2009, 12:16
Awesome (did I already know that? Have I seen a pretty reddish ring or did I dream that?) Jordan!

If you were perceptive at prom, you very well probably did.

Addendum: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAY o/
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Aug 2009, 12:18
Yay May hooray! That's excellent news! I knew you'd do it, well done!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 20 Aug 2009, 16:16
Congratulations May! And Ozy! And other people who need congratulations!

Dear school thread,

I am taking a leave of absence from uni for the rest of the year and probably gonna discontinue my course at the start of next year. woo! You guys all enjoy your learnin' and assignments and exams, I'll be over here at the school of life. Yeah!

(oh god I am kinda scared because now I need a job and have to be a grownup. ack!)

 Also Nick, I thought the census date is the 31st? That is what my uni website says.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 20 Aug 2009, 16:34
Congratulations May, I hope you enjoy Cambridge. What is it you'll be studying? I think you mentioned this before but my mind's drawing a total blank. I'd like to get down there myself at some point, it's where my girlfriend grew up and a lot of her friends are still there so I'd really like to get to see the place first hand after a long time of hearing about it.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lines on 20 Aug 2009, 18:11
I guess I should officially tell the blog thread that I'm engaged so there I did that.

Yay, congratulations! Amanda is a pretty awesome lady.

Guys guys guys I take it all back because it was not several days it was merely a matter of hours and they have offered me a place I am totally going to Cambridge oh my god

Woo!

Both of these posts cheered me up.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Aug 2009, 18:30
Aw dang Hannah, I did that as well. The Real World isn't necessarily so scary once you get that full time job. It's really nice having money even if I have to pay my loans back, and you can always go back right? I quit when I had a semester left because I hated my minor, so now starting again in January and instead of getting my BS in Sociology with a minor in management communication I'll be getting a BA of Sociology so I'll be taking two years of a foreign language, which basically means one class a semester for two years. Hooray!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Aug 2009, 19:37
Awesome Hannah! Where will you be living? (Sydney Sydney Sydney)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 20 Aug 2009, 19:41
Definitely Sydney. I will probably be more likely to get a job here than at Newcastle/Maitland, and I am actually happy here, so it seems like an easy choice.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Aug 2009, 19:43
I know a dude who is looking for a sharemate in Newtown atm but it is 210 a week.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: JD on 20 Aug 2009, 19:52
My first instinct is to o/ , but it seems a bit silly for the occasion. Congratulations!!
Psh.

o/
He deserves better


o/
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tania on 20 Aug 2009, 20:15
after graduating in april i set a goal for myself to lose 15 pounds by the end of summer through actually having a regular healthy diet and exercise regime and i actually did it! normally my will power sucks and i give up on these things after like a week but this time i really stuck with it and it's super cool. this might be the best shape i have ever been in. now all i have to do is somehow stay exactly here forever.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Liz on 20 Aug 2009, 20:44
Dear Blog Thread,

I am posting from the computer located on a boy's bed. A boy that I like and has given me kisses, etc.

yeahhhhh
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 20 Aug 2009, 20:46
quick Liz, go to the Relationship thread and explain your situation and at the end ask if the boy really likes you or not! What should you dooooo?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 20 Aug 2009, 20:46
Well done.

So, who wants to teach me geometrical optics?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: SirJuggles on 20 Aug 2009, 21:47
My first instinct is to o/ , but it seems a bit silly for the occasion. Congratulations!!
Psh.

o/
He deserves better


o/


/o/

Now I see that double'n it up is the way to go.

Also possibly a TIE figher.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ummmkay on 20 Aug 2009, 23:03
my 21st birthday is tomorrow. i am very excited, 'specially since i'm the last of my friends to turn 21! this should be an excellent weekend!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 20 Aug 2009, 23:17
I know a dude who is looking for a sharemate in Newtown atm but it is 210 a week.

I'll see your pricey Newtown and raise (lower?) you a moderately cheaper room in Stanmore for $160.

Also Hannah I think the census is different for different unis for some reason, don't know why... I pulled out of all but one subject, anyway.

Also also I am accidentally a photographer! I was at a friend's work taking photos of another friend's graffiti/mural thing that he's doing for said work, and they're going to use one of the photos I took in an advertisement. Wooo!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 21 Aug 2009, 00:14
I am currently looking for a new place to live in Toowoomba so I can no longer have housemates, and a kitchen that is so filthy I dry retch whenever I walk in there, and not have a leaking sewerage pump outside my room that gives me a delightful smell daily.

The awesome thing is that I can get a two story 3 bedroom unit for $185 here.  I do not envy your Sydney prices at all.

I am also looking for a new job so I dion't have to hate my life anymore! YAY!
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Eris on 21 Aug 2009, 00:18
Yeah but, see, $185 is a good price and all, but it would be in Toowoomba. I could get the same kind of price for a place in Maitland, but then it would be in Maitland. And why would I want to live in Maitland when I could live in Sydney?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Aug 2009, 00:26
Well, if I understand correctly because Sydney still has open sewers?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Aug 2009, 00:29
Jodie lives in another state dude.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: est on 21 Aug 2009, 00:33
Sydney has open sewers?  Where?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: ViolentDove on 21 Aug 2009, 00:37
Kings Cross on a Saturday night?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: jodizzle on 21 Aug 2009, 00:37
But Hannah, I really LIKE Toowoomba, so that is ok by me :P

Also the sewerage thing is a problem with the sewerage system at the house, not the city in general.  We have had it fixed but it just keeps being disgusting and ugh god.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: MrBlu on 21 Aug 2009, 03:17
My first instinct is to o/ , but it seems a bit silly for the occasion. Congratulations!!
Psh.

o/
He deserves better


o/


/o/

Now I see that double'n it up is the way to go.

Also possibly a TIE figher.

\O/
  |
/  \


_____________

Mid-air high 20 YEAH
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 21 Aug 2009, 07:56
Nice.  Do it!  And you can also try to get some food before the show.  Don't go too overboard on that one, though (i.e. keep the choice of restaurant casual).  Remember that the date is the show, and food it just a chance to spend some time with her in a quieter environment.

p.s.  How would you like me to abbreviate Mixtape Girl?  Strictly, it should be MG, but that's a car company, so let's go with MTG?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Aug 2009, 09:38
Makin' out with Magic the Gathering YEAAAAAH
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 21 Aug 2009, 09:41
Ah, yes, but now we should abbreviate Magic: The Gathering as M:tG.  I've seen that a lot, but the last time I looked at Magic was in grade school (which would be about 15 years ago).
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: tommydski on 21 Aug 2009, 14:38
(http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00235/broad_235587s.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: schimmy on 21 Aug 2009, 14:46
It might not be Cambridge but I got myself into a Leeds University to study philosophy!
This is a time of mixed feelings for me! On the one hand, I'm going to the university I wanted to go to, with three of my best friends going to nearby univerisities (Two to Sheffield and one to York.) But on the other, My girlfriend got into Keele, which is rather a long way away, and also I am definitley going to university. Who the fuck let me into a university?
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Aug 2009, 14:50
Dr. Rik Brydson, I believe.

Leeds is fairly well-placed on transport networks and has a rockin' pub which Tommy can direct you to, so I think you're sound. As long as you're going where you want to go and know you'll enjoy then you'll have an awesome time! I actually had some regrets about Cam because I'm more certain of Fun Times at Birmingham but I just remembered my best friend from school will be living at my college next year and I found out three more friends will be at Cambridge too so I'm feeling good about it again :)

Philosophy is pretty great too.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 21 Aug 2009, 15:02
Not to belabor the point or anything, but hell yeah I was on that boat (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/video/video.php?v=133147169344&ref=nf).  (I get a cameo at 0:22)

(I promise I'll stop talking about this party now)
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: Yayniall on 21 Aug 2009, 15:08
Seeing as it's 2009 I decided it'd be fun to try and do a list of the best albums of the decade.
Now my head hurts.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: schimmy on 21 Aug 2009, 15:09
Regardless of where you go, it's going to be full of people your age so there's bound to be a few people who are into the same Fun Times as you. Though I have to admit, one of the reasons I didn't apply to Oxbridge (besides the fact that I was unwilling to work my socks off just to get in) is that I have a terrible prejudice that the sort of people who go to Oxford and Cambridge are all going to be snooty and full of themselves. I thought Leeds would have more the sort of people I would like to be friends with.
Title: Re: Re: Blog Thread IIa: Beyond Blogosphere.
Post by: evilbobthebob on 21 Aug 2009, 15:12
I applied to Leeds,