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*squee* [Nov. 11th, 2008|12:32 pm]
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[Current Music |Stabbing Westward's Nothing stuck in my head]

Hubby and I have gone and done something a little bit extravagant.  We bought a brand new '09 Honda Fit.  I think her name is going to be Ariel.  She's very very cute and here's a pic to prove it:  http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NcaEIimcFlPp4LPD9u6wHw

Actually that pic isn't proving anything because it kinda sucks.  I will probably take some more when she's back from getting some extras installed.
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movie silliness [Oct. 23rd, 2008|07:33 pm]
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So we're watching a silly martial arts movie, and one scene prompts me to say "Oh no, they anal probed the poor mousie....ooh and explosively, too.  Ouch!"  A zillion points to someone who can identify it.
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Fiction filter [Oct. 8th, 2008|09:49 pm]
I have a fiction filter, to which I occasionally (rarely) post (usually adult) stories or poems.  I do have one that will probably go up soon.  Let me know if you want to be on it.
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Meme-age [Sep. 22nd, 2008|01:07 pm]
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When you see this, quote Douglas Adams in your journal.

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.

--The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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delurk & meme [Aug. 20th, 2008|06:59 pm]
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From hubby (quixote966)

Look up your birthday on Wikipedia, and post 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

1692 - Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.
1823 - Joseph Smith, Jr. stated that he was directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where the Golden plates were stored.
1951 - The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
1979 - The South Atlantic Flash or Vela Incident is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.

1515 - Anne of Cleves, wife of Henry VIII of England (d. 1557)
1958 - Joan Jett, American musician
1971 - Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

1828 - Shaka, Accredited as being the most influential leader of the Zulu Empire (b. 1787)
1989 - Irving Berlin, American songwriter (b. 1888)

In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.

Honorable Mention:
My birthday is also the birthday of both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins.
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Movie Quotes bandwagon [Feb. 19th, 2008|10:41 am]
So here's my 10 quotes. Some will probably be totally obvious but a few are kinda obscure.

Prove your knowledge of useless trivia about filmsCollapse )

edit: Quixote966 pointed out I did it wrong. Waiting for more guesses.
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Speechless [Feb. 15th, 2008|12:47 pm]
They beat me to it. I was just doing a search for "Office Space the Musical" on the OFF chance someone had already done it, and it turns out they did!


Total deflation...

Explanation: friends and I have discussed how someone should write "Office Space the Musical" and I was going to post a proposed list of musical numbers and a description of each. I'm so curious now about what they came up with...
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Happy Holidays [Dec. 25th, 2007|11:48 am]
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I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. Myself, I had a great time and I only wish the holiday had lasted a little longer (I'm at work today). Wednesday huddyn invited over his lovely new girl who charmingly helped us with housework. Thursday I got to spend some rare time catching up with my mom. Friday we went to herne51's party, met some new people and generally had a hoot. Went home and got to sleep in the wee hours. Spent a lazy day Saturday and then had a great time with hubbie at the Pan Party. Sunday was our Ptolus game, although we cut it short so Herne51 could bring over his new Talisman game and try it out. We didn't manage to finish (it's a long game and 7 players is a lot). It was a lot of fun anyway just having the room full of friends. Yesterday, we had a nice breakfast at Cafe Septieme and then relaxed at home playing Uncharted, having the traditional ham dinner, finishing opening presents, and playing a little Pictionary (our gift to my sis). I forgot how much fun it is. I think we need a copy of it ourselves.
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Review: Making Money [Nov. 16th, 2007|12:25 pm]
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Making Money (Terry Pratchett, 2007) - I should preface this by saying I'm a huge Pratchett fan. That doesn't mean he can do no wrong, but you might consider me a bit biased. I loved this book. It's not the BEST Pratchett ever (Night Watch still holds that title for me although on the next read through the Tiffany Aching stories may edge it out), but it combines the best of Pratchett's silliness with razor-sharp satire on the uses of political power and the vagaries of economics. Small cameos by the "original cast" characters were heartwarming and a little sad (although seeing them from "outside" gave the story a little extra depth). It might seem odd to say after Pratchett has published so many books in the Discworld universe, but the world itself seems to acquire a lot of gravitas in this novel that seemed missing before (although I may just think that because it's beginning to slide into a Victorian-era flavor which I quite enjoy). Moist remains an outrageous, breathtaking main character, the more so this time as he takes risks even he realizes are over-the-edge (hmm, maybe I like him so much because he reminds me of Miles Vorkosigan....same initials even--sort of).

Plus, it was a scream when read aloud (as my hubbie and I do with new books by beloved authors that are SO coveted, neither of us can bear to let the other read it first). So many delicious voices: sexy, strident Adora Belle (which I enjoyed reading as a sort of young Katherine Hepburn), the dry, ominous Patrician (a British Mr. Burns), long-suffering Igor (a cross between Marty Feldman and Prof Frink), the cracked, creepy Cosmo (read by my husband as kind of a fruity Mr. Croup from Neverwhere that I couldn't match).

Let me just leave you with this: If you haven't read aloud an "adult" book to another adult, you should try it. I'm not talking about bedtime stories to children (which, don't get me wrong, are fantastic and everyone should do it sometime even if they don't have kids). But reading aloud and listening in turn with another adult I highly recommend. Some types of prose don't lend themselves to it well, but Pratchett's not a bad way to go if you want to try.

I had intended to do capsule reviews of several of my birthday books, but lunchtime ran out. Hopefully more later.
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Good weekend [Aug. 6th, 2007|05:09 pm]
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Don't know why I'm moved to post all of a sudden. Had a nice, busy but fun weekend. Saturday we rode the "new" Spirit of Washington dinner train. I found myself wishing we'd ridden it when it still went to the winery. The scenery in the Tacoma area is a bit lacking. Hubby amused himself by perusing the concrete "art galleries" under every bridge. The food was pretty good.

However the "Freighthouse" (which kind of reminded me of Pike Place Market, on the inside, anyway) was fun. Although I only really visited one shop (Crystal Moon Gifts, I think it was called). It was very new-agey but had all kinds of neat pretty things, every kind of incense I've ever seen (including powdered and resin), music, a few clothes, hangings, books.... A member of the gaming group had told us about a game store in Tacoma called The Game Matrix and we had to check it out (there being so few now). It was a large space, mostly devoted to wargaming but despite that, had a good selection of roleplaying and other games.

We dropped by J's BBQ but probably weren't very good company as we were getting tired and overloaded. Had a beer and talked a while, then went home to get ready for hubby's coworker's CD release party. That was fun but we were all bushed and cut out around midnight.

Sunday we gamed. We won (well partially)! We got treasure! Next session we level!
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