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Feb. 24th, 2012

I should never, never be allowed to attempt handling sharp and/or pointy objects before having at least one cup of coffee.

(This morning's attempt to slice a bagel for work-breakfast resulted in the bagel doing a dramatic triple-flip before hitting the floor - and the long serrated bread-knife instead slicing across my left fore-finger just before the second knuckle. Much blood and cussing occurred, but direct pressure got at least the first under control pretty quickly. Now it just hurts/throbs like a sumbitch, and is making typing awkward.)

(Oh yes, and the bagel? ...chucked - with no more dramatic flips - into the frikkin' garbage can.)

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Feb. 14th, 2012

If I see Cupid today, I'm shooting the little fucker down with a rocket launcher.

That is all.

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Feb. 7th, 2012

what is this i don't even...

What can you even say to someone who works on a computer 5 days a week, and has for at least 2 - 3 years - and has to ask you how to refresh their browser screen?!?!!

I can kind of, sort of, maybe understand needing directions to clear your browser cache, but... refreshing your screen? Seriously?

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Jul. 19th, 2011

Pennsic Progress Update, Round... 5, I think?

Acquired more freebies/discounted items for camping. Still heinously behind on sewing, thank goodness most of what's needed there is a lot of long straight seams. (There are advantages to early-period peasant wear!

Pennsic Shtuff )
My Victorian corset still sits almost-but-not-quite complete; the past couple of weekends haven't worked out for a sewing session with our Jedi Mistress. Have been to a dinner with the Steel City Steam Society, and the 1-year Dorian's Parlor event. I'm spending one day this weekend at the local SF convention, but aside from that I really need to be in serious Pennsic production mode if I want to be ready in two and a half weeks (wheeee!).

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Jun. 28th, 2011

Curiosity...

... meow, *SPLAT* and all that.



You were born during a Waxing Gibbous moon

This phase occurs right before a full moon.





- what it says about you -


You like to question things and have issues settled before going to work on a problem. You appreciate art, elegant forms, and efficient designs. You seek deeper meanings in things that you see and want your actions to make the world a better place.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com



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May. 20th, 2011

Heh.

Could coffee lower men's risk for prostate cancer?

If so, Tony Stark will never even have to go for a screening, trufax.

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Mar. 17th, 2011

The Leprechaun Nun

(told by Charles Schultz at a long-ago SF convention)

cut for slightly inappropriate humor )

Happy St. Patrick's day, all. ♥

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Feb. 24th, 2011

Who's Got Some Happy?

This week is trying to wreck me. Who out there has some happy or funny they'd like to share? Favorite LOLcat or YouTube video? Link it! Got some good news recently? Share it please!
HAPPY BOMBS AWAY, PLZ!


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Dec. 14th, 2010

Cuteness Alert!

Link via Twitter - today just seemed to call for the sharing of adorable-ness.

Baby ocelot!

Thank you. You many now return to your regularly scheduled Tuesday.

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Dec. 6th, 2010

Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock

You and I wake up in jail together... using only 4 words, what do you say to me? Note: If you comment, you must copy and paste this in your journal so I can comment on yours. Fair is fair... play along.

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Nov. 29th, 2010

Booyah.

Crossed the 50,000 word line at about 11:40 pm on November 27th; this is the first time I've "won" NaNo since 2006 -- and the first time I've gotten to the target word count three days early. Am officially validated and in the purple now, but still adding bits and pieces to the story.

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Nov. 24th, 2010

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Days left in November: 6.5-ish
Words to reach 50K: 3,995

Yeah, I think that barring a bus running over me, I'll make it to 50K this year. Woo.

This explains why I have gotten very little else done so far in the month of November. *sigh*

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Sep. 21st, 2010

I *Heart* Kodak, too!

Check out this post over at Shakesville: http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-kodak.html

I don't think I have ever seen a company give a polical commentator such a masterful set-down. A big round of applause for Kodak!

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Sep. 16th, 2010

File Today Under: Brains, Lack Thereof

No wait, I've done too many bone-headed things this month for it to be just today.

...that better be a big file.

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Sep. 10th, 2010

*le sigh*

Wishing I were having a spa weekend at the Big Gay Beach with [personal profile] chickgonebad.

As it is, slogging through work. Might go to an art opening this evening, since a co-worker is one of the artists. Might see about getting a manicure or something tomorrow, just as a little bit of self-pampering. Going to a mainly-alpaca-oriented fiber festival in WV on Sunday; we'll see how well I resist the lure of More Alpaca Yarn. >,>;;

Signed up for a project that I'm hoping will kick-start me again in an artistic sense. Cross your fingers for me!

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Feb. 21st, 2010

Hmmm...

So - would there be much of a market for very small hand-knits for BJDs, do you think? *headscratching*
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Feb. 4th, 2010

Dear Young Men:

PULL YOUR PANTS UP.

Kthnxbai,

~ Ouri ~
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Jan. 18th, 2010

Music Notes

There are just enough similarities between one of the main musical motifs in the "Avatar" soundtrack and one from "Titanic," that in listening to the Avatar CD I keep expecting it to veer off into Titanic-land. This was not nearly as noticible with the visual distractions of the film, but it gets a little annoying without them. James Horner, I am disappointed by this. I mean, I know there are things you like to work into all your soundtracks - there were certain rhythms and chord progressions that I could identify in "Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan," "The Rocketeer," "Willow" - and yes, one or two of those carried all the way through to "Titanic." Those were mostly minor things, though, that happened once or twice in each respective album. To do it with a major recurring theme...? Meh.

Also, I am amused that the same composer wrote the original scores for "Star Trek XI" and "Up." :)

Have been amazingly non-productive lately. I'm starting to wonder if seasonal affective disorder could be part of the problem, and whether it'd be worth investing in a full-spectrum light. I mean, it'd probably be nice to have one of those for craft work down the line anyway, right?

Oh, and this isn't really music-related but might amuse [livejournal.com profile] velithya or [personal profile] kijikun... last time I hit Target, they had the season 1 DVD box set for Supernatural on big-time sale, so guess who'll probably be addicted in short order... ^^;;

Dec. 18th, 2009

Progress

Didn't manage to finish anything else yesterday, but I did make decent progress on two of the knitting projects. Tonight I should be able to finish Sis-scarf, and I got a bit more done on the other at lunchtime.

If I ever, EVER talk about doing this much gift knitting in less than six months, I'm begging you all to just whack me over the head with something until I stop.

Thank you. ♥
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Dec. 15th, 2009

A (Warped) Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste?

My brain is being thoroughly inappropriate today.

While skimming a Ravelry message board, I saw mention of a shawl pattern called the "Colonnade" and the prompt thought was: "Okay, so if you're supposed to make lemonade when life hands you lemons, under what circumstances do you make colonnade?" O_o;;;;

Then [personal profile] kijikun made a post on Twitter about D.C. (as in the District of Columbia) legalizing gay marriage - which is wonderful news! Really, it is.

Except that Inappropriate Brain piped up with "Now if we could just convince Marvel to do the same!"

... ... ... I'd really better hope none of my co-workers make any comments that could be twisted into innuendo and/or a bad pun. *sigh*
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