Monday, December 27, 2004

I am so predictable

This Christmas is the second gift giving occasion where someone has bought me the same present my sister did. At least this means people are getting me things I really really want. It's just funny.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Attn: All

Tillie will be here from this Sunday to Christmas eve.
Thursday is taken by possible plans with Pearl, and Monday is taken by Walker, but if you would like to see her, or her and me, then please let me know.
Otherwise we will sit in my house the whole time making Christmas presents.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

There is something seriously wrong with recieving an e-mail from my mother, and one from "dripping pussy" in the same batch of e-mail.

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Yes, yes. I am pissed off

However; I started coming to a realization after the last election that has only recently become fully formed.
For better or worse, I am an American citizen. There is a specific person who is also an American citizen, and unless he gets a job in another country, I'm staying here.

This is MY damn country: I am NOT going to let idiot right wingers take my rights away from me, and I'm starting with my right to be patriotic.
This is not to be confused with Nationalism. Nationalism is what they had in Germany before WW2. The country is trying to lean in that direction: "If you don't agree with Bush, you don't belong here!" Bollox that! It is our right as Americans to complain, protest, throw gigantic screaming fits if we so choose.
But we have to do something. If we don't protest, if we don't raise the roof about every little right that gets stomped all over, if we don't proudly wave flags around while we do it then what else is the world supposed to think? If we don't make our presence known then they will continue to think that a love of our country equals right wing nationalism.
Bush won the election, please don't let him win the country.
The glorious thing about our constitution, and considering the kerfluffle over gay marriage, I'm guessing it would take an amazing amount to change this, is that in four years we get to do this all over again. I would urge all my friends to remember that Republicans prove time after time, every time the Democrats are in charge, that you do not have to agree to with our leader to be patriotic. And that being patriotic does not mean you can't complain.

Monday, November 1, 2004

Every year for the last 6 years, except for one, which is not worth mentioning; needless to say, it sucked, I have gone to visit my friends Pam and Neil and their four children for Halloween.
Canada is the best place for Halloween. Not only do you get mini sized bars of Aeros and Smarties, but you get weird Indian and Asian candies too.
Robin told me he had decided to be a Bush. I suggested all he needed was a cowboy hat and a suit, but he decided to be a shrubbery instead. It was an excellent costume. He got many compliments, but it was uncomfortable and pokey. Probably not a costume to repeat.
Forrest was the Witch King of Angmar. I made the crown out of construction paper and cardboard. He thinks he wants to be Sauron next year. I told him if he does, he has to give me more notice because it will take me at least a week to make all that armour out of cardboard.
I have been also told by the two younger children that they are very dissapointed that I didn't bring Walker. This has never happened with any of my boyfriends before. Even the one they liked.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Hey izzbot

I am making red cabbage tonight. If you want some, come get it before Friday.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Canada is my friend

Just a few notes from Saturday, before I forget:

1) Saying you are going to a funeral is a good way to get through the border fast.
2) I love Ribena.
3) kylldoran I have Smarties! Joo vant to touch my Smarties?

estrellada and I have long been trying to figure out why so many of the geeks we've slept with have larger then average penises. At one point we were going to measure the distance from the tip of all the erect penises we encountered to the belly button on the theory that there is always the same distance, and people with smaller penises have lower belly buttons. We never got around to that though.
The current theory is that extended exposure to computer screens as a young lad causes larger penises growth. We are explaining this whole theory to babboo and breklor walks into the conversation at the point that we say "Because of extended computer use."
He says, "I got to eat at my desk once because of that!"
Much hilarity ensued.


I will not bore you all with stories of my Sims. However, I LOVE the game. Thank you Walker.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

My horoscope for today:

The day that the Sims 2 comes out.

Taurus
You've got the urge to be naughty today as the situation changes. A hedonistic mood threatens to drag you away from your usual moderate behavior, but no one is about to stop you. Give in to the spirit, but try not to make it a habit. One or two days of this won't cause much damage, but a lifetime of it would certainly be too much. Try to find ways to get your crew in on this fun.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

kylldoran and I are having a Canadian night. Poutine, and hockey. Too bad there are no Tim Horton's nearby.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

September is National Sewing month!

Yay!

I can't sleep

In a way that I haven't been able to since college. It's much too early for me to be this awake.

Things to do:

Visit Nana, transfer stuff from her apartment to her nursing center room and vice-versa.
Call Carol. Find out if I can bring stuff Friday or Monday, and get elastic.
Finish work for Carol.
Collect rent and bill money from everyone.
Make sure Todd calls Casey to tell her that Mali is moving out and we need a new person on the lease.
Finish Dad's recorder case.
Pay bills.
Vote.


I just want someone else to take responsibility for stuff. Like maybe have Todd give me rent without me reminding him.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Reason #324 why old people are useful

I was at my Nana's house today and I cut some of her pills for her, because she said it was difficult for her (tiny pills, I can understand why).
I told her her pill cutter was nifty and I should really pick one up, since my pills need to be cut, and they don't even have the little score line.
She said "Oh, I have an extra one."

Now I have my very own pill cutter. Yay!

Thursday, August 26, 2004

It's a bit too early to think about Christmas...

But none of my extended family ever wants me to buy them presents, so I spend a lot of time figuring out things I can make instead.
This year I have decided to donate blankets in their names to Project Linus.
(Mika, want to go on in on this with me?)
Project Linus collects and distributes blankets to children from birth to 18 who are in the hospital. It's a kick ass organization who have been around for years.
Just imagine being 3, and having to stay in the hospital for months on end and someone giving you a blanket.
I have had this thought before, and Squee and I seriously talked about it last year, but then we ran out of time.
I am doing it this year. At least a few. Really, as many as I can crank out. I've already started one.
Does anyone want to do this with me? We can have a blanket making Craft Day or two. All styles of blankets are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.
If you don't want to do this, but can think of someone who would, please pass this on. I think I've decided this is my new pet charity.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

So recently I have noticed that people thank me a lot for pulling my own weight and trying to get things done quickly.
This means either
a) I do not do enough normally
or
b) Most people are lazy and horrible.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I love this idea

From tonight's All Things Considered.

Even though it's an idea from the Religious Right. I've always wanted to just pick the channels I want because for heavens sack, I don't need 20 ESPN channels.

'Cable A La Carte' TV Picks Up Steam

With studies saying most U.S. households watch less than 20 of the sometimes hundreds of available channels, a movement is building for "cable a la carte." Some of its backers are those offended by cable channels they find bundled with channels they do want. Some observers say such a system would just wind up costing consumers more and cut down on content diversity.

Thursday, August 5, 2004

I like to think it is a big healthy step for me that now, when faced with the question "Will you be okay tonight?" When I'm angry, I am able to say "Probably."

Monday, July 19, 2004

I knew it! Come to me Tillie!


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Sunday, July 18, 2004

Zoo!

Walker and I went to the zoo yesterday. I highly recommend the new spider exhibit.

Highlights included:

1)I can now tell Mali with one hundred percent certainty that the spiders that come into the house are not going to hurt her.
2)Seeing one of the birds who had somehow escaped from his cage talking to the bird in the cage next to his while they tried to dig under the fence so he could get in.
3)This extremely pretty bird:



The picture doesn't do it justice. I could have stared at it all day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

I think Becca gave me her Ebola.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

From the Secret Diaries of Arthur Denny

"Haha, you may have discovered a river and a university, but I'll have my revenge... I'll start an international chain of 24-HOUR RESTAURANTS!!!"

Courtesy of [info]breklor

Monday, May 17, 2004

My post con report

Greg Tozer is a total sweetheart and a lot of fun. And he likes squirrels,
Luke Ski is hysterical and if he weren't married, I'd be all over him.
Jasmine Watson makes absolutely gorgeous things and is SO easy to get along with.

I had a great time. If you didn't come, you missed out big time.

Friday, May 7, 2004

For anyone who doesn't already know it, my birthday is coming up.

You love me, you know you do, and you want to get me a subscription to this:
https://billing.puzzlepirates.com/


Because I'm so sweet, and my trial account just expired.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Good news, bad news

It is good when everything comes in under budget.
It is bad when that's still not enough to break even.

Monday, April 26, 2004

I can't find an article about this, but here's the short version:
This morning, in the local news hourly spot on KUOW, there was a story about a teen who had drawn some anti Bush/war in Iraq pictures for his high scool art exhibition.
His teacher called the police, who called the Secret Service, who are "taking action". But they won't say what the action is.

This is so not good.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

My mommy loves me!

Mom decided to give me my birthday present early, so that I can make a cake for the family going away party.
I think we are going to fill it with whipped cream and fruit.

And now I can make that baseball cake I've always dreamed of.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

How interesting

http://radio.cbc.ca/programs/quirks/archives/03-04/apr10.html

The hummingbird, well known as a sipper of nectar, is also a hunter of insects, which supply it with the essential proteins it needs for survival. Unfortunately its long beak, well adapted for extracting nectar from flowers is not a great tool for catching bugs. Dr. Margaret Rubega, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, has found that the hummingbird offsets the problem of its beak by bending its jaw open and beak downward to enlarge its mouth, presumaby to make insect capture easier

On the way home from Norwescon

Bea and I saw the blind leading the blind.
And we both cracked up.

Sunday, April 4, 2004

Hey Izzy!

Nyah nyah!!!!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Note to medication

While the other things you do are helpful, it is not so helpful when you keep me from being able to tell what kind of mood I'm in.

Thank you,
Me

Saturday, March 20, 2004

I saw this coming a mile away

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Your guardian animal is a Unicorn! Unicorns
represent purity and innocence. Their blood
can sustain life, even for those on the brink
of death, but the penalty for slaying a unicorn
or drinking its blood is to have a cursed life
for the rest of your existence. Unicorns are
fiercely loyal and make excellent companions
and friends. Generally they shun humans but
once a bond of friendship exists then a unicorn
will fight to the death to protect their human
companion. Unicorns are pacifistic, but once
aroused can use its horn as a highly effective
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Thursday, March 4, 2004

I finished the Oscar dresses for Bekah and JoJo successfully. I'm pleased with how they turned out. I only have pictures of Bekah's dress though.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

As I now have a spiffy new phone, I have decided to donate my old phone to Project Hopeline: http://www.wirelessrecycling.com/home/donations/hopeline.html

The short of it is that they refurbish old cell phones to give to battered women. Even if they have no service, they can still dial 911.
If you also have an old phone you are willing to donate, let me know, and I will send it off for you

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

I probably shouldn't read inspirational feminist literature when I'm trying to go to sleep.

Now I'm all wound up.

Thursday, February 19, 2004

I am so impressed with how correct this is



*looks at the current world's population* You must have a lot of frustration then.


What pisses you off?

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

I'm sick and tired

And I'm not going to take it anymore!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

It is helpful when your friends have easily recognizable cars.

It is not helpful when the resulting excitement from seeing your friend leads to an argument about whether or not they recognized you and you neglect to get into the proper lane and miss your freeway exit.

But it's still fun.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

EEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

WETA!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Gakked from M'Lyn

Bold= visited
Underline = lived
Italics = driven through, purchased shot glasses, or had a layover.

1) Alabama, 2) Alaska, 3) Arizona, 4) Arkansas, 5) California, 6) Colorado, 7) Connecticut, 8) Delaware, 9) Florida, 10) Georgia, 11) Hawaii, 12) Idaho, 13) Illinois, 14) Indiana, 15) Iowa, 16) Kansas, 17) Kentucky, 18) Louisiana, 19) Maine, 20) Maryland, 21) Massachusetts, 22) Michigan, 23) Minnesota, 24) Mississippi, 25) Missouri, 26) Montana, 27) Nebraska, 28) Nevada, 29) New Hampshire, 30) New Jersey, 31) New Mexico, 32) New York, 33) North Carolina, 34) North Dakota, 35) Ohio, 36) Oklahoma, 37) Oregon, 38) Pennsylvania, 39) Rhode Island, 40) South Carolina, 41) South Dakota, 42) Tennessee, 43) Texas, 44) Utah, 45) Vermont, 46) Virginia, 47) Washington, 48) West Virginia, 49) Wisconsin, 50) Wyoming, and 51) Washington, DC.

Outside of the US: In Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick
France, Bermuda, Australia, England, Wales, Germany

My mother worked in a travel agency when I was little. She got the same freebies the agents did. I do not remember most of Europe.
Most of the states and provinces were on my road trip with Tillie, Brent and Steel. I could go into further detail. But I won't.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

People are dumb

Mali announces that TolCon will have a club table and we need help. The response from the volunteers list is: "What is Rustycon?"
I give them the link to Rustycon page.
Volunteers list says, "Okay, but where is it?"
I go to rustycon page and look at the big bulletin on the front page where they announce the location. "It is at the SeaTac Radisson," say I.
The volunteers list says: "I live in SeaTac and I still can't find it!"
I go to mapquest enter "Radisson" city of SeaTac. I tell people on the list what the cross streets are (highway 99 and 170th. That it is on the west side.

If this is not enough information, I REALLY don't want their help. I can just imagine the conversations.

Me: We are trying to encourage people to register. Give everyone who asks this reg form.
Them: But how will they fill it out?
Me: With these pens.
Them: How do they work?

Sunday, January 11, 2004

It was always one of my dreams when I started thinking about sewing for money that I would make Oscar party dresses.
Guess what the lovely twins want me to make them?

Excuse me while I go roll around in silk.

Thursday, January 8, 2004

How come I can't just say "Hi! I'm a big spaz! But your client really wants to come to TolCon anyway!"

Huh?

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

I guess I should get a good pair of boots before next winter. My comfort shoes just don't work too well in the snow.

Friday, January 2, 2004

Happy New Year!

And a very random one it is.

Thank you to whoever helped clean up after the party.
However, in the future, please remember that glass bottles do not go in the recycling bin in the kitchen. They go in the crates located in the carport (or if we don't feel like taking them outside, on the kitchen counter.)
The recycling men prefer this, as then they don't get shards of glass mixed in with the paper and cans.

This morning I got to play a rousing game of find the bottles, interspersed with the annual emptying of half drunk champagne bottles.
Champagne is bubbly when it goes down the drain.

Also, TolCon received membership forms from the Despot family today. I think I'm scared.