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Mar. 10th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
March 10, 6:30a

My grandmother died.



I'm most vexed with my confusion on how to proceed...

Epic Dec. 9th, 2008 @ 10:30 pm

Sep. 18th, 2008 @ 09:36 pm
Quiz thingie.
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A Public Announcement Sep. 17th, 2008 @ 03:27 pm
Besides silver, a white car is the EASIEST color to keep clean.

Black and any other dark colors are the HARDEST.

So when I'm outside waxing my car, don't make a remark about how hard it must be to keep white clean. I'll just correct your false assumption.

There, you've been informed.
Current Mood: cynicalcynical

Quotes and a meme Aug. 20th, 2008 @ 10:29 am
On the side of my Starbucks cup: "If you've got a dollar and you spend twenty-nine cents on a loaf of bread, you've got got seventy-one cents left. But if you've got seventeen grand and you spend twenty-nine cents on a loaf of bread, you've still got seventeen grand. There's a math lesson for you." -- Steve Martin, comedian and writer.

Despite the obvious of you NOT having seventeen grand left (you'd have $16,999.71 left), it leaves a little to think about. When some of us are so rich, why do we bitch and complain about the smallest things? Things I'd take from the quote: Don't sweat the small stuff. Appreciate what you have. Etc. Insert your cliche' here.

Also, meme behind the cut:

The rules of the meme:
Bold those you have tried.
Strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet.
Italicize any item you'll never eat again.
Asterisk any items you'd be interested in trying but have not yet.
Under line anything you don't know what it is.
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And yes, I'll try almost anything once.
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» You can't see me.
This is not an update. This is a figment of your imagination.
» Stolen from Rachel
1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My hair…

2.What color is your favorite hoodie?
Green – it’s the only one that actually works.

3. Do you like coffee?
Yeah, but really only in the mornings. Any time after the a.m. is a coffee concoction.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
A little sleepy, my back hurts (sunburn!) and I wanna be cuddling with Michael.

6. What’s your middle name?
It’s a secret… ‘cause it’s stupid.

7. Do you say aim or a-i-m?
In what context? The IM messenger? It’s “aim.”

8. Tell about the last dream you remember having?
That iPods were illegal and everyone who had one was placed in a concentration camp and given these crappy MP3 players. I didn’t want to give mine up, so I was finding ways to smuggle and hide mine.

9. Could you eat your favorite food everyday for a month and not get sick?
Probably not. I like variation.

10. What are you craving?
Food. That’d be nice… I’m hungry. Mac and cheese.

11. Do you miss someone right now?
Michael… but I just left his house, so I’m still ok. Check back on Thursday or Friday.

12. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Soup!

15. Would you dance with me to the taco song?
I do not dance.

16. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
Has there ever been a reason for me to?

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
Lick… I need practice for other… things.

18. Do you use smileys?
Yeah... How typical, no?

20. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Nope.

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
Yes! With fruit on it.

22. What’s the last song you had stuck in your head?
I have no idea. If I tried to remember, it’d come back.

23. How many countries have you visited?
2

25. Would you go sky diving?
No, not likely.

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
Who wouldn’t? I’d go to ask what kind of drugs he’s been on.

27. Would you throw potatoes at him?
That’d be a perfectly good waste of potatoes!

28. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?
The lights?

30. Do you rent movies often?
Not often.

31. Who sits in front of you in your math class?
I’m not in a math class. Ask again in September.

34. Can you count backwards from 74?
Sure… why?

35. Where are you going to be Saturday night?
With Michael. 

36. Brown or. white eggs?
Either.

37. Like rap music?
Not particularly

38. Ever taken a train?
Once… when I was like 5. It was an old replica of a steam engine at Greenfield Village.

39. Experienced the twin towers falling in New York?
Who hasn’t?! If you mean in New York at the same time, you should be more specific.

41. What day of the week is it?
Monnnnnnnnday.

42. What was your Lunch?
I didn’t have lunch yet

43 What is your best friend doing tomorrow?
Depends on who I considered to be that person. Michael’s getting ready for work, ATM… and everyone else is either sleeping or working.

45. Ever had cream puffs?
What’s a cream puff?

46. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
Yes… it’s not very good.

47. So, how about them Yankees?
DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!

48. One thing you would love to do right now?
Get something to eat with Michael!

51. Is your hair curly?
No… don’t like curly hair.

52. Last time you cried?
Uhhh…. Two weeks ago.

53. Ever walked into a wall?
Haha! Yes…

55. Have you ever bought anything from Pac Sun?
Nope.

56. Are you currently wearing socks?
Yep.

57. Favorite time of the year?
Autumn

59. Are you a generally happy person?
I like to think so.

60. Are you wearing jeans?
Yep.

62. Do you sleep with the TV on?
Yes, if I’m tired enough or the show is boring enough to tune out.

63. Do you think you’re old?
Nah, though I definitely feel a little removed from the “younger” people on campus.

65. Are You afraid of the dark?
Nope.
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Your Ultimate Purity Test 2.0 Score Is...
Your Score:Average For All UsersAverage For All Straight Moderate Single Pink-Skinned 21 to 27-Year old Females
(103 total)
Dating26.92%34.24%30.66%Dated seriously
Self-Lovin'72.73%61.26%67.56%Master of your domain
Shamelessness83.87%77.54%76.5%Has yet to see self in mirror
Sex Drive85.71%75.23%75.98%Monks are envious
Straightness25.93%39.59%27%Experienced, but with room to grow
Dominant85%87%89.08%Afraid to cross at "Don't Walk" signs
Submissive82.54%87.38%87.49%Submits to no one... almost
Fucking Sick93.88%90.02%91.38%Refreshingly normal
Gayness100%78.6%91.14%Repressed, are we?
Total Score77.38%74.01%75.06%
Take The Ultimate Purity Test 2.0
and see how you match up!


(By The Ferrett)

» Why Can't I Own a Canadian?
Why Can't I Own a Canadian?
October 2002

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a east coast resident, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them:

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted fan,
Jim
» No title for you!
Finals are coming! Finals are coming! I have three finals that I'm pretty sure of. Two of which are this week (stress much? NEVER!). It's kinda weird that the semester is almost over. School becomes such a part of my life, my routine, that to think that it might be over for another semester, it throws off my whole balance to life and makes me a little anxious. I don't like to think I can't adapt (I think quite the opposite, actually), it's just perhaps I'm just reluctant to do so. I like my routine. I like my life and to see something that's such a large staple of it change makes my head a little nervous.

Summer is coming, though! Warm weather, bright skies and spending time in the sun! This time, my summer won't be taken up by a 50+ hour work-week, either. I have two classes I hope to take, so only 6 credits. A class in Revolution taught by my favorite teacher before he goes on sabbatical... and probably one on Microeconomics -- assuming SOM accepts me. My GPA for the moment is a tad bit low, not low enough for SOM to deny me, but it still makes me mildly nervous. Worse comes to worse, I'll make it into CASL, boost my GPA some and apply again. I don't think it'll be necessary since the required is 2.5 (?) and I have a 2.70. It'll rise!!! TRUST ME! IT WILL RISE!!!

So far, so anxiety or "Uh oh, WTF did I do?" moments in changing my major to PS/Finance. I like Poli Sci, so I'm really happy. Besides, it'd be way cool to work for the government (NOT the political side, the policy side, mind you). Finance is gonna take a little effort to get through, but will be better when I'm taking the classes for my concentration. But thinking of a great melding of a PS degree and a Finance degree gets my mind in places like the Federal Reserve, SEC and other organizations that make my mind "SQUEE!!!!" with delight.

Michael takes his classes for an EMT soon. I'm so anxious for him. I know he'll do well (I WILL MAKE HIM!), it's just the first step on the path that he wants to be in. I feel nervous and excited for him. Things will be tight, but we'll get through together and I want to see the accomplishment when he's done and passes wonderfully, when he gets a job as an EMT... when he moves on to be a paramedic. I'll be right there and even just thinking about that far away day fills me with a bit of joy and pride for him -- even though the day isn't here yet. Just the knowledge that it will be one day is enough to make me really happy. He'll do awesome. And I'll be behind him the entire way.

Oh, and Saturday was our two-month anniversary thingie-ma-bober. We didn't do much, but I'm so pleased. Two months with an amazing guy! I don't regret a single day and even during a few disagreements and hurt feelings, I still love every moment I have with him. Every time I see him I smile and every time he touches me I feel utterly content.

Although, at the moment, my head is being a pain in the ass... Ugh.
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