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Children of Valdez,

I am sorry I neglected to pick up candy this year. However, the fact that my porch light is off tonight means I will not be answering my door, no matter how much pounding and yelling you do. Screaming "Hey, you got trick-or-treaters out here" makes me want to open the door even less.

I am nursing myself through my first bloody nose of the season, I am tired, I just got off work, and I am hiding from you. Go away.


Thanks,
The Halloween Grinch


Seriously, does no one teach their kids Halloween porch light etiquette these days? For shame!
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I just received a message in my junk folder from "Microsot" saying that my email ID was chosen for something. I deleted it, of course, but I couldn't help envisioning Microsot as a tiny drunkard.
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Hello, everyone.

This is my mom's book.

By that, I mean she wrote it. She's been working on it for 15 years. It's about my dad's time in the hospital, in the 8 months between his accident and his death. I've read it, of course, in the process of proofreading it. I found it interesting because, even though I lived it, my memories of that time are mostly of playing with Charley in the hospital solarium, and being stuck in the fresh hell of a new junior high school. So this book gave me the chance to see that time through my mom's eyes, and everything she had to deal with at my dad's side.

It's finally published, available, out there! And we are all so very pleased! If you know anyone who enjoys reading books about normal families and life and tragedy, or if (heavens!) you are such a person yourself, please pass the word along!

On a related note, does anyone (Sofia, I'm looking at you) know anything about how libraries choose their books? If I were to buy a copy of this book and offer it to my local library, do you think they would take it and actually make it available on the shelf? Or would it just go into one of those library exchanges?
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Yaaaar, happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! May yer weekend be filled with booty an' not wi' scurvy!

YARR.
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Hey, all.

My friend [livejournal.com profile] hellziggy has a chance to win a cruise to Antarctica. Sounds a little cold to me, but if you want to do her a favor and vote for her, here's her entry. Send [livejournal.com profile] hellziggy and her travel companion Moose to the bottom of the world!
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I...just...

There are no words.

Text under cut, for the link-phobic )

These people are RUINING their child. Hell, probably have already ruined her beyond repair. I don't feel sorry for them, because they've done it to themselves. But I feel sorry for their daughters. Both of them.

Un-frickin-believable.

Also, designer pacifiers? REALLY? They're just gonna get covered in baby spit! What the hell's the point??
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This link was sent to me by my boss.

Some of these are pretty creepy, all right.

Be sure to enlarge and read the copy on the Lysol ad. Your husband loves you so it's your fault your marriage is suffering...if only you'd doused your womanly areas with clean-smelling, non-caustic concentrated Lysol! Silly woman. Now go make me a sandwich.

Happy 4th!

Jul. 4th, 2009 09:28 am
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To all my American friends:

Happy Independence Day! And happy Saturday, for the rest of you! :)

I have Monday off, so I'm very excited. The last 3 hours of work yesterday seemed to drag on and on, as half of the office was taking the day off.

I have some big plans for this weekend, most notably 1) Vacuum, 2) Homework, and 3) Veg.

I have the feeling 3 will be the easiest to accomplish.

Summer was up for quite a while last night, as some people in the neighborhood decided to start the celebration early by setting off bottle rockets and poppers in the street. She disappeared around 10:30; I believe she was huddled in the bathroom, as that seems to be where she goes when she's freaked. But when I woke this morning, she was stretched out beside me on her blanket, dead to the world.

She's going to be even more distressed tonight. Poor baby.
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OMGWTF THUNDERSTORM.

Got to leave work a little early because we were having brownouts. Summer is looking a little wild-eyed. This is her first thunderstorm.

A tornado touched down about an hour south of me.

The traffic lights on the highway through town are out.

When I got home, there were a couple big tree limbs lying across the sidewalk; my neighbor said that one almost hit her boyfriend when he got home.

Fun times! I'm just hoping I'll be able to attend my seminar tonight without my electricity going out!

I hope all of you are keeping safe, warm, and dry!
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It is humid here. Hot and humid.

I feel like I am wilting. I am a DELICATE FREAKIN' FLOWER, DAMMIT. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE WILTING.

Of course, it probably doesn't help my too-hot feeling that I'm drinking a glass of fairly strong blackberry wine from one of the local wineries.

Also, as a perk of the new job, my supervisor sent me home with a couple more bottles of wine today, one a reisling because she knows I like reislings, and one is a Pinot noir because I told her I'd never had a Pinot. I guess I need to brush up on my wine knowledge. Sigh. Life is so hard.

I think my hair is twice as big as it was earlier. A gal in my online seminar lives not far from me and said it was thundering there, so maybe we'll get a bit of a storm too, and maybe I can cool off!
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I picked up Chaz today in Sherwood and we went to see a movie...I haven't seen a movie in the theater for months.

He'd already seen Star Trek, but said he wouldn't mind watching it again, so that's what we did.

I loved it! I was never a huge Trekkie or anything, but I loved it. I would definitely watch it again. And, to my lady friends who seem to be commenting on this a lot, yes. I did think Spock was cute.

I mentioned that to Charles and he kind of rolled his eyes and said, "Yeah, Sofia said something about him having 'luscious lips,' whatever that means. I didn't notice."

Tomorrow, the beach!
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I don't remember much about my dream last night. Nathan Fillion was in it, which is the most important part.

I think we lived in some sort of commune...? Or something...? There were a bunch of people in a big house. At one point, we had to hide in a hidden room in the attic. I'm not sure why. But apparently I decided that I wanted to sneak down to the kitchen and get a snack. When I got there, there was a little girl in a pinafore standing with her back to me.

Me: Uh...hi, there.

Little Girl: *turned around, cocked her head* Did you know that when you drink bleach, you die?

Me: ...yes.

Little Girl: *giggled* All the people in town didn't know that!

Little Boy: *came down the stairs from the attic* Those people up there didn't know that, either.

Me: Uh...

And then, Leonard Nimoy came staggering down the stairs, looking quite pale. "Kill them! They made us drink bleach!"

And suddenly Nathan Fillion, looking none the worse for wear from the bleach drinking, flew down the stairs and did something that made the evil children disappear, and then we lived happily ever after.
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Musicians from all over the world + digital technology = Neato! :)

Love ya!
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ABC's of ME

ABC's of YOU
You've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with the ABC's of YOU. At the end, choose 26 people to be tagged. You have to tag me so really you just need 25 more people. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

A - Age: 28

B - Bed size: Twin

C - Chore you hate: Folding clothes, cleaning the kitchen

D - Dog's name: Summer (Sum, Sum-Bum, Bummer, Pooper, Stinky, Scratchy, OMNOMNOM)

E - Essential start your day item: My computer (must check email!)

F - Favorite color: Green

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: 5'6"

I - Instruments you play(ed): I played the flute in elementary school. I'd like to learn to play the violin.

J - Job title: Unemployed. :(

K - Kid(s): Summer's enough for now!

L - Living arrangements: Renting an apartment in McMinnville.

K - Mom's name: MaryLou

N - Nicknames: Nell, Neeners, NellBell

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I don't think there have been any (knock on wood!). I had a hernia operation when I was 5 but I don't think I spent the night in the hospital.

P - Pet Peeve: Hypocrites, jerks, intolerance.

Q - Quote from a movie: "Oh, fuck off, Grasshopper." - Reverend, Hot Fuzz

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: Younger brother, Charles

T - Time you wake up: Usually around 8 or 8:30

U- Underwear: Haines black bikini-cut cotton.

V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussels sprouts

W - Ways you run late: Not having much of a life at the moment, it's pretty rare that I actually need to be somewhere at a specific time anymore.

X - X-rays you've had: Teeth, foot, finger

Y - Yummy food you make: Roasted chicken & veggies, pumpkin cookies, pot roast, chicken soup

Z - Zoo favorite: Primates of all sorts, big cats

Sooo Memey

Apr. 19th, 2009 10:19 pm
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1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter. (Or find links on youtube like I did >.> )
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.


Rainy gave me the letter C. Sorry it's taken me so long, Rainy!

1. Carry On, Wayward Son - Kansas


2. Cell Block Tango - Chicago


3. Crazy Maze - Des'ree


4. Congratulations - Blue October


5. Crystal - Stevie Nicks
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[livejournal.com profile] getting_weary posted this on her LJ, and I thought I'd pass it along to you all. Poor doggy!

Dog Sleep Runs Into a Wall
This dog tries desperately to catch a dream frisbee, and almost knocks himself back to sleep.
Get humor videos at NothingToxic
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I dreamt last night that I was watching the movie Xanadu. This might not be so unusual except I've never seen Xanadu and had no idea what it was about, and, after reading the blurb on imdb, it's not the movie I watched after all.

I know that's confusing, but bear with me.

All I'd heard about Xanadu was "It was made a long time ago and it has something to do with roller skates." My brain translated that into "It was made in the 60s and involves teenagers and zombies." Okay, then.

At the start of my dream, I was going to watch the movie, but as soon as it started, I was actually IN the movie and it wasn't a movie any more but reality. There were a bunch of teenagers in a huge abandoned house (or rather, a bunch of 20-somethings playing teenagers) and we were having a party.

Somehow, we all split off into smaller groups of 2 or 3 and I wandered off my myself (NEVER DO THAT IN A HORROR MOVIE). People started being found broken in half and stuffed in chests. The house was quiet. I came across a girl with long brown hair who introduced herself as Megan. We started chatting and became friendly. At one point, we were in the bathroom, talking and fixing our hair in the mirror. We'd left the bathroom door open.

One of the other houseguests, a girl, suddenly danced into view across the room outside the bathroom door. I say "danced," but it was really a gruesome parody of a dance; she looked like a huge puppet. Her arms were up and her legs were flailing, her head was lolling back on her neck. There was no music.

I stared at her, disconcerted, and Megan turned around and looked at her too. The dancing girl started coming closer, and Megan turned back to look in the mirror. She screamed.

Reflected in the mirror, the girl wasn't a girl, but a woman in her 40s. Her eyes were milky and she was staring at us. Megan whispered, "Mom?"

Megan had explained to me that her mom had died a couple weeks before. She spun around and asked the dancing girl, "Who are you?"

The girl stepped into the shower and turned on the water. It beat down upon her hair and face and she said, "Megan dear, I'm your mommy! See how young..." she tossed her hair "...and beautiful I am now?"

"You're not my mom!" Megan exclaimed. I don't know where I was for all this...presumably huddled under the counter in a fetal position.

"Of course I am. In the hospital, I drank her blood. Now we think with the same brain!"

At this point in the dream, I said, "THIS MOVIE IS RIDICULOUS."

Megan tried to leave the bathroom, but there were two zombies in suits in the room. They were on the other side of the room and didn't seem to be moving very fast. Truth be told, I was more freaked out about the dancing girl, even if I thought her claim of being able to share a brain after drinking someone's blood was bogus.

About that time, I had to pee, so I woke up. I was a little disappointed that there weren't any rollerskates in my dream.
kokopellinelli: (Abandon All Hope)
I read this article a couple weeks ago, and all I can say is AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGH.

Huge Sea Worm Captured in Britain.

Guys, I'm pasting the text under a cut, but you need to click that link. The picture they have there of "Barry" will scar you for life, I'm not joking.

For the wussies who don't want to see Barry in all his creepy-ass glory... )

Sweet dreams! :D
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Hullo, friends.

Just wanted to say I just finished watching the series premiere of Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire on Comedy Central. I wasn't sure how I would like it but it's actually pretty darn funny and I'll probably try to keep watching it.

It's definitely cheesy and slapstick, but quite amusing. Fun stuff!

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