i live!

Jun. 14th, 2010 | 05:51 pm

seen today in the grocery:

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haven't read lj in months...

Feb. 22nd, 2009 | 12:11 pm

...but if you're on Second Life, you can find me there as Maudite Carpaccio.

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my mother outdoes herself

Dec. 24th, 2008 | 05:44 pm

usually my mother sends me a check for xmas, but every once in a while she sends an actual object, generally some cheap-ass crap she had lying around unsold from her flea market period (i recall a pair of silvertone plastic earrings, for example). this year, she was evidently moved to actually buy me something.

upon opening the fateful box, i was rendered speechless with horror:

the photo flatters it *considerably*. the workmanship is appalling and it's nearly a foot long.

merry xmas, everybody!

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Nov. 13th, 2008 | 11:05 am

I *had* been extended through the end of the year, but they ran out of money for me in the budget, so yesterday I got the word that tomorrow will be my last day at IBM. Fortunately, I've saved up enough to carry me for about 4 months. I just hope it'll be enough. Considering that it took me 9 months to find work last time, I'm not too sanguine.

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why i love adw3345

Oct. 9th, 2008 | 05:28 pm


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Not quite a dorama entry

Sep. 30th, 2008 | 06:46 pm

I've watched several doramas lately, and haven't felt up to recapping them, but I felt the need to mention the very charming one I'm watching now. It's called Suika, and it's about a boarding house and the peculiar residents thereof. The summary on d-addicts does a fairly good job of describing it, but doesn't capture the pure weirdness that makes it so wonderful. And for me to explain the weirdness would take forever. So I'll just say this: it's a Japanese TV show with mariachi music as the theme song, and in the second episode a grown man cries because someone took off his toenail polish while he was sleeping. That, I think, is the best I can possibly do.

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Sep. 25th, 2008 | 02:03 pm

So I keep hearing Republicans -- and now Britney Spears, of all people -- complaining that there's too much media focus on Bristol Palin's pregnancy. What confuses me is that I've seen virtually NO coverage of it. It was mentioned in the early days, but then it seemed to drop off the radar. Admittedly, I don't watch TV, but I read CNN and Yahoo News, and listen to NPR during my commute.

Has anyone actually seen any such coverage, or is this just more of the McCain camp playing Palin as a victim? I guess as long as they portray her that way, they think they can keep people from noticing her astounding ignorance of the issues.

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Someone's been watching too many action movies

Sep. 18th, 2008 | 10:10 am

Just read it.

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good news, for a change

Sep. 17th, 2008 | 03:05 pm

apparently my contract is getting extended through at least the end of the year. it's already approved; only the formalities remain.

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Dorama: Mukodono 2003

Sep. 8th, 2008 | 08:10 pm

Oh boy. This one"s going to be complicated.Collapse )

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