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Good things:
+ I have new earrings. The 'Mart clearanced a whole bunch of them. I don't get a discount on anything that's been clearanced, but they're cheap enough that it doesn't matter.
+ Lol-Mart only wasted 4½ hours of my time tonight, and I have short shifts until my next day off.
+ I started to get back on the wagon with eating properly.
+ The Shell station is hiring; it's nothing fancy or anything I really want, but it would be full-time, which I need, and it would be overnights, which I can deal with.
+ I have batteries for my CD player.
+ I find it really entertaining that, because I have Latin (the language) listed as an interest on my profile, the ads are all like, "MEET LATIN BEAUTIES FIND THE LATIN WOMAN OF YOUR DREAMS!!!!." Lololol.
+ Hey, [livejournal.com profile] jurhael, I don't know if you remember this Sue-we stumbled upon her a few years back during your HoND period-but she finally got sporked, if you haven't seen it yet.

And now, a MEME )
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I stole this meme from [livejournal.com profile] pixelation. Eventually, I plan to steal her iPhone and possibly her IMMORTAL SOUL (assuming she has one) as well, but I'm starting with memes to lull her into a false sense of security.

So, the exciting rules:
1.) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2.) Bold all the items you've eaten.
3.) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

As you may recall, I live in southern Indiana and am, to all intents and purposes, from here. This explains some of my reactions to some of this stuff.

Mock Lee's provincialism! )
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I saw Ronin Gai today; the second word is pronounced "guy", in case [livejournal.com profile] uigenna felt compelled to make a smart remark, as occasionally happens. XD This was the 1980s one, not the original one from back in the day, but still, it was of the pwn. The fight scenes were fabulous and there was actually an ending that someone besides me would recognize as happy (the traditional ending to a samurai film is typically on the order of EVERYBODY DIES).

Still don't have a job.

Also, I present you with a meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] daturabelle, which I thought might be of use to the new additions to the flist, or to anyone else who's dying of curiosity (all 1.3 of you). The boilerplate:

You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think, "Wait a minute. Since when are they working THERE? Since when are they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

OMG BEHOLD. Or don't. )
xifeng: (I <3 technology)
Work was not worth writing about, other than to say that if you have enough money to own three different pieces of property, you should be sure you have enough money to PAY YOUR FUCKING MORTGAGE on three different pieces of property. When you don't, and I have to get full copies, meaning the complaint and judgment, which usually evens out to about 10 pages and thus $10 per file, on every single last one of your foreclosed properties, I come to the conclusion that you deserve to die. Thxsomuch for your attention to this matter.

Today, a skinny little black-and-white cat clambered about on the porch. (I learned about this the same way I learn about all potential cats: I caught Callice screaming at him/her/it.) Initially, I wasn't sure if it was a kitten or if it was just an extremely small and malnourished adult cat, and put out some food and water for it; it let me pet it, though didn't purr discernibly, and puttered into the yard to thrash around and heroically climb the bushes. It turns out that the grey cat who is Callice's archnemesis is the black-and-white kitten's mommy. She allowed it to get up on the porch and eat some of the food I put out for it; the kitten's response was, basically, "nom nom nom i has many kibbles" and the momcat's response to my being there was closer to, "Well, okay, you might be all right even if the Ferocious Parti-Coloured Beast doesn't want us here."

Callice was Not Happy about the fact that I petted the kitten and then petted her with the same hand, but she graciously condescended to receive pets anyway.

Thus, we disprove m0mmy's hypothesis that Callice mightn't be threatened by a kitten (her theory is that a kitten could show Callice how to use the litterbox, and my theory is that Callice, if left alone with a kitten, could kill and eat it and then destroy the Midwest with a flood of pee).

I may be going to Bloomington tomorrow. I may also be waiting until Monday, since that's when the books are actually due and the odds of my having work for then are pretty slim, but I'd rather do it when class isn't in session and there's a place to park.

Also, because it is Friday, here is a meme I stole from [livejournal.com profile] dethorats! This one is behind a cut, in case you don't care about my rich fantasy life, which is not of general interest. :D

Fictiony goodness ahoy! All aboard the Failboat! )

Have fun. :D

Good Friday

Apr. 6th, 2007 10:24 pm
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We had a cold snap; the temperature's dipped below and it's supposed to get down in the 20s tonight, and when I was in Bloomington on Wednesday, there were flurries here and there. Anyway, it was so cold last night that I couldn't sleep (and the cold doesn't ordinarily bother me), and m0mmy finally caved and turned on the heat (ordinarily St. Patrick's Day is when we turn it off); I puttered around with no heat all day, but my God my fingers hurt and this wasn't helped when I was pulling the tails off partially-still-frozen shrimp. The thrust of all this is that I made dough for hot cross buns, which has to rise, and without the heat, it was too cold for the dough to rise. There was some brief concern that I'd killed the yeast, despite taking care not to. Also I found some ginger I didn't know we'd had, so I didn't have to put on real shoes and go to the store. WIN.

And I made shrimp-and-scallop arrabbiata to have over pasta, forgetting that there was bacon in it, so Mom couldn't have any. Still, it is pretty good, though I think we can make do with one can of tomatoes next time. I wish pancetta were possible to get here, but I'm not holding my breath.

Best of all, H finally got his computer fixed and then got sidetracked, so he wrote, which delights me no end because I adore that man (whether he deserves it or not, I'll leave to everyone else). No doubt we will perpetrate some massive evil soon. Ph33r!

I was going to do the [livejournal.com profile] driley1 cell phone meme, but I can't think of anything more creative to do than make vague threats involving soul eating.
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I suffer from a rare but horrible disease that leaves me totally incapable of making up my own journal content. Thus, [livejournal.com profile] driley1, in the infinite kindness of his heart, has thoughtfully provided me with some prompts.

1.) Name five people, living, dead, or fictional, to be your ideal next-door neighbors.
Only five?

+ My friend H, he of natto fame, because we groove well together. (IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK YOU PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING.)
+ [livejournal.com profile] dethorats and her wench, [livejournal.com profile] brian_kun.
+ [livejournal.com profile] ukekenshin. Duh.
+ [livejournal.com profile] augustuscaesar.
...actually, this level of bitchin' might cause my neighborhood to explode.

2.) If you could have one superpower, what would you choose?
All of a sudden, the only answers I can think of are a.) crude, b.) immature, and/or c.) disturbing. Maybe that's my superpower. XD

3.) What is the longest distance you've traveled for your job?
The longest distance I've ever traveled since I've been self-employed has been about three hours one way (a tie between Greencastle, IN and Rockville, IN). The longest distance I've ever traveled, for any job ever, was about four, four and a half hours one way (to Springfield, IL for Continuing Professional Education).

4.) Do you pre-wash your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher?
Only if they're really filthy and scummy. Otherwise, I don't usually feel like usurping the dishwasher's place as my machine slave.

5.) If Tom Cruise knows the history of psychiatry, does Wilford Brimley know the history of endocrinology?
Definitely. In fact, Wilford Brimley is probably a better endocrinologist than Tom Cruise is a psychiatrist, since ol' Wilford is actually diabetic, whereas no one has yet conclusively proven that Tom is crazy. XD

Anyone who wants can have five questions gratis, free, and at no cost, just for the asking. :D

6/202

May. 19th, 2006 03:56 am
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Because you've got to ac-cen-tu-ate the positive! Or die trying, at any rate. This next is rather vain and faggy, but I don't really care because this is 202 things I love, not 202 things other people are necessarily interested in.

One thing I love )

Okay, now it's time to suck it up and type some reports.

5/202

May. 17th, 2006 08:55 pm
xifeng: (I <3 technology)
Being spammity spam spam spam, and also a total not!surprise to anyone who reads along regularly (all 2.5 of you).

One thing I love )

4/202

May. 15th, 2006 12:48 am
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It's been a while since I did one of these (what, 36 hours?), but here, have another. It has almost nothing to do with the last entry, promise.

One thing I love )

3/202

May. 13th, 2006 12:38 am
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Even if none of you are normal, I love you anyway. ♥ So far, this project has proven most gratifying. Please pardon our spam, we want to conclude our Intarwebz business and get offline as soon as we can so we can go to bed and try not to have nightmares about the Salem witch trials, this being our current obsession.

Today's offering is guaranteed to surprise absolutely nobody.

One thing I love )

2/202

May. 10th, 2006 09:46 pm
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After the inaugural post, I have come to the conclusion that my flist is composed predominantly of weirdoes. Then again, I should probably quit looking at my flist for a bright and shining example of normalcy.

One thing I love )

And on that merry note, it's bedtime.

1/202

May. 8th, 2006 09:57 pm
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Being two hundred two things I love; this was sortakinda ganked from [livejournal.com profile] faire_damsel, who has the greatest memes EVAR, but instead of blorping it all down in one big splotch, I'm doing one daily because I think people are more likely to respond and interact if they don’t have to skim through the whole thing. So enjoy.

One thing I love )

In related news: have unpleasant headache and think nightnight might be a good thing to combat that. ♥
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1.) Even despite opening the windows, Ryan and I can't seem to get the temperature in the Sullivan County recorder's office to drop by more than two or three degrees. My theory is that the radiators there are connected directly to the fires of Hell.

2.) The woman I marry must love fish. This will not be negotiable.

3.) I did the trust flow thingy that all my friends are doing, and I am tempted to put up my results with commentary, except I think some of the people on said results might read this. I mean, I have mutual friends with one of them and don't really want to put these friends in an odd position (especially since these are people that I do consider to be my real friends). One of them, though I'm not interested in friending or knowing him, hasn't really done anything to me that he deserves to catch flack for. And the third? Well, I don't really care if I hurt her feelings and drive her away FOREVAH, OH NOES.

At the same time, if I'm going to hurt someone's feelings and drive them away FOREVAH, OH NOES, I'd almost rather do it in public. Because my Christianity is pastede on yay, and underneath, there is a vast and roiling lake of Heathen.

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