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dreaming about stephen fry...   
06:04am 21/12/2009
  So I had (another) dream about the imaginary (and thus perfect) arm's-length English suitor, played by Stephen Fry (I did say he was perfect). This one involved snow and him giving me the IDEAL gift for *right now*, you know, that 'omg I never thought I wanted that, but how could you possibly be more thoughtful and perfect' kind of gift, and it was so vivid, I woke up and can't get back to sleep.

Should I search google and buy it myself?

And can someone tell Stephen Fry to stay out of my dreams?

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Blame plurk.   
02:55am 28/05/2009
mood: tired
Okay, it has been a while, and I have been neglecting my journal. I'm going to attempt to get back into more than pithy oneliners in Plurk and actually talk about what's going on with me and what I'm spending my time doing.

So... since we last touched base, I have now taken 3 classes and maintained my 4.0, Cultural Anthropology was the last one, I titled my final paper "The Modern Galatea" and wrote about cosmetic surgery in American culture, even managing to fit in a quote from my favorite Twilight Zone episode (Number 12 Looks Just Like You).

In the midst of all this, I had two 7-8 hour marathon sessions at the dentist, and now I have my front 12 teeth and nothing else except bone grafts and dental implants, and said bone grafts hurt enough that I can't use my dental appliances successfully, so I'm still hungry all the goddamn time and trying to expand my 'not quite liquid but still can't require much chewing' diet.

I started my 4th class last week (Ethics of Human Conduct) and it's... interesting so far. I'm not quite sure what to make of my philosophy professor yet, but I suppose time will tell. On the bright side, she gave me the green light on my final paper topic (licensing people to have children) so I'll have to give that some thought, and think up a witty title. Argh!

I have to write a 3 page essay on whether or not we get what we deserve this week. Don't have a title yet for that one, either.

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random collection of updates   
12:31pm 27/02/2009
mood: blah
Digital Storm seems to have finally figured out and fixed my PC problems! Undervoltaged RAM FTL.

I did get a 4.0 in my first class, I actually got full credit for all my assignments. I really hate having to interact with my fellow students. Some of them just really irritate me. Willful ignorance is a big, red, shiny button.

Over Christmas I had one of the most extreme manias of my life, and then found myself mired in a 'mixed state' for over a month(!)... finally managed to sleep it off but hit a severe low just in time to freak out over getting assignments done on time for my class. Focalin let me focus but I was still an emotional wreck, though the following day (and today) I feel... 'better'... so maybe it did help?

Still waiting to hear if I passed my CLEP test for English Composition with Essay. It's starting to really bug me! I have another CLEP test scheduled for next Wednesday, but I *think* it should be easier to get through "Information Systems and Computer Applications"... stress on *think*. lol.

I'm dragging my ass off the couch more now than I have in years, I'm taking vitamins and even eating healthIER food. I think it's just a phase.

Looking forward to 3.1 and Ulduar, as this week we cleared out all the content in 2 nights and the guild seems a bit bewildered at the idea that we don't have any 'plans' for the weekend.

I'm trying to keep up with my journal, but frankly plurk has me hooked. We'll see how long that lasts.

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Doesn't that just say it all?   
04:42pm 12/02/2009
mood: busy
"You have no friends in Orange County, CA."

Gee, thanks for the reminder, Facebook! Why did I sign up for this again? Oh yeah, now I remember... because I thought I might be able to get in touch with old friends. Ya know, the ones who don't live in Orange County. *shakes fist*

a few updates...
I blame my inability to make pants on the pattern, not on me. So there!

Finishing up my first class, should have a 4.0 (not that it really means anything, the class wasn't exactly challenging). But facebook let me see my instructor. Ha ha.

My Digital Storm pc crashed hard today as I had a hard drive failure. (This may be why I was even looking at Facebook, as I figured I had some time to kill while I reinstall EVERYTHING ... AGAIN. (Did I mention I reinstalled windows on Monday? Yeah... SIGH.)

My guild killed Malygos. Now for Sartharion with 2 drakes. We seem to suddenly have a Priest Army. Not sure how that happened, but yay for healers of all stripes. One of my guildies is deploying for six months. I should be meeting up with him this weekend for the first time. :)

You were listed in facebook. It made me miss you. more.

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Tempus Sans ITC?   
09:27pm 09/02/2009
mood: aggravated
Does anyone have this font? I'm feeling cheap and don't want to fork out the 25 bucks for it. :P But "punk roman" is just so... beautiful. *sigh*

on a side note, Adobe is made of pure evil. I reinstalled windows to get away from the problems they were causing me.

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what IS schadenfreude?   
08:09pm 04/02/2009
mood: geeky

scha·den·freu·de (shäd'n-froi'də)
n. Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

[German : Schaden, damage (from Middle High German schade, from Old High German scado) + Freude, joy (from Middle High German vreude, from Old High German frewida, from frō, happy).]

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The CLEP test   
07:36pm 04/02/2009
mood: anxious
Do you recognize the word schadenfreude?Collapse )

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"the internet is weird"   
01:09pm 29/01/2009
mood: amused
"Hexx" im'ed me today with this:

my ZOMG BEST FRIEND FOREVER from 1st-6th grade (moved when his mom got a new job) just Facebook friended me.
We haven't seen or spoken to each other since .... 1984?
the internet is weird

The best part of this is that I am in the midst of rereading Brave New World, as I got a copy with "Brave New World Revisited" tacked onto it. So when I tabbed over and only saw the last two lines, I was seriously confused. lol.

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Slaughter - "You Are the One"   
02:07am 27/01/2009
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhPSL6nZJg 2:34.

it's one of those nightsCollapse )

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there are moments that make being a Guild Leader worthwhile...   
02:12pm 26/01/2009
  And this is one of them. This was created on the spot and sent to me in bits and pieces the other night.

I really like this guildie. I really do.Collapse )

The extra lines are mine that I sent at the time, as I originally intended to poke fun until I realized there was actually a point to the "story." I told him not to worry about it. Patches change things, and we roll with the punches and if he's actually reading EJ, doing research and testing out different specs, there isn't much else we can ask for in a casual raiding guild. That's the ideal.

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ergh what a time i've been having.   
12:09am 19/01/2009
mood: overwhelmed
Can you say 'mixed state'? I can!

It feels like I'm losing my mind. I'm trying to focus and get the things done that I need to do but lots of things are falling by the wayside. *sigh*

My first week at college wraps up tomorrow. Wish me luck, we get our grades weekly. I've already started on weeks 2 and 3's assignments to get a head start on them. aaaaargh.

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any coders got some free time?   
12:05am 19/01/2009
mood: geeky
I'm waaaay out of practice and wouldn't want to try to help a project that I would likely only hinder with my floundering.

With that said, I use a software called RaidNinja for signups, and I was desperately looking forward to RN 2.1 to come down from on high and be the software I had dreamed of having for my guild. Alas, this has not come to fruition, the people working on it college students who are also working full time and are burned out.

So... if you have some time going spare, and want to lend a hand (2.1 will be the end of Raid Ninja, but that should carry through nicely for at least the next two years) they could really use a hand.


And it would help me. a lot.

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Christmas always brings out the misanthrope in me.   
03:15pm 25/12/2008
  It sets in right about Black Friday and it lasts until Boxing Day.

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?"
"It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!"
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"

And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

Christmas (and Thanksgiving, really) should be a time to remind the people that you care about that they are valued. Nothing is more special that knowing that you are cared about.

And as much as I don't really know how to connect with my family properly... I still care about them. I hope they're well and happy. (And that goes double for Mandy.)

And really, if you're reading this, you're one of the people who matter to me. Just wanted to let you know.

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random thought for the day   
01:29pm 07/12/2008
mood: drained
why is it in straight porn, women keep 5" stilettos on, and in gay porn, they both keep their socks on?

Maybe it's just me, but socks can be good. Keep your feet warm, and allow for faster redressing.

as a side note, the temporary meds seem to be helping though I feel... tired and drugged out today. Which to be honest, is a welcome change. LOL.

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battle royale   
03:17am 11/11/2008
  Ya know, I wasn't paying much attention when it happened but I finally caught that six teen girls beating up another teen girl video... It is reminiscent of that Lighthouse scene in Battle Royale! They even kinda sound the same! So ... shrill.

I noticed they were tried as adults but I haven't seen any updates on the status of their trial. must be that gag order. Seriously, wtf is wrong with these people?

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rude, but funny.   
03:48pm 10/11/2008

The colors are amusing, but I've quoted it for posterity.Collapse )

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bored octopus wreaks havoc!   
02:25am 02/11/2008
mood: amused

"...Otto is constantly craving for attention and always comes up with new stunts so we have realised we will have to keep more careful eye on him - and also perhaps give him a few more toys to play with.

"Once we saw him juggling the hermit crabs in his tank, another time he threw stones against the glass damaging it. And from time to time he completely re-arranges his tank to make it suit his own taste better - much to the distress of his fellow tank inhabitants."

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HKO beta   
12:24am 26/10/2008
mood: bouncy
Hello Kitty Online beta!

If you do decide to give it a shot, let me know, I'll help you get started in the game and I'll steal your newbie clothes (need 3 sets for a high level item, Sanrio has a sense of humor, apparently.)


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oh yeah, baby, this is where I live.   
03:07pm 07/10/2008

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Shop Vac addendum   
12:28am 04/10/2008
mood: geeky
So I watched some of the 'videos' for the song and I suddenly wondered if these people were aiming for humor or if... they just didn't know what "wall-to-wall" meant in this context. *sigh*

on the plus side, I sent the lyrics over to the guy who runs the IHB and he responded, so I may be able to feel special if it actually makes it onto the blog. (we take our amusements where we can find them!)

Got badges for Blizzcon, so I have a stack of them + lanyards on the kitchen table. Vy gets here on Wednesday (I think?) the rest should get into town on Thursday. It will be nice to hang out with my guildmates in the real world. :)

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