Wednesday Sep 29, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .read through his geography chapter rather quickly today. It seems that the professor is skipping a lot of material, which certain makes Holden's job a lot easier.

Holden also visited his Spanish professor, Dr. Rico, who approved his two independent study courses. Now all Holden has to do is travel to campus again and move the paperwork from one building to...
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itwasduke:

He y what did you think of debate#2...I have a tape of it but I only saw 2 questions. I got the impression Kerry was able to stand out to swing voters. I also heard that Bush was very angry at times... smile

bandsacrossusa:

It looks like Bush has been wearing a wire in both debates ... interesting stuff.

Tuesday Sep 28, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .read and highlighted another geography chapter today--only three more left, one per day, before the exam on Saturday. This chapter was easier reading, for some reason. Perhaps eating fewer calories and talking a little nap is doing Holden some good. He only wishes that his scale would show that (and his exam grade to boot). wink

Walking was cold today. Holden wore his...
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sarcasticmenace:

I am loving the cooler weather. I can't wait for the colors to start changing. smile

My best friend needs to do that absentee ballot thing. She is due to have a baby at the beginning of November.

Monday Sep 27, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .had a pretty productive day today. He read and outlined key topics in his geography book for his upcoming first exam on Saturday--only four more chapters to go, one each day. wink

Holden also walked his four-mile exercise walk today. The weather was warm and sunny, about 75 degrees, and NPR "All Things Considered" was good as always.

Holden then took a brief...
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egon:

I do!
thanks!.

crazedlunatik:

That third person writing thing is hard I have done it and there is a story brind it and I think its funny but after I type it it might not be but I am working on the storytelling part of life again.... I can tell a story verbally but written I have been having trouble lately.... Which is wierd since that is something I used to do for fun but I am way off topic, ok, refocusing...

SO I used to work as a sales agent for Liberty Mutual Insurance. We were phone jockeys so we had little teams we were grouped in to. Well we had a habit of sending emails back and forth usually started by the supervisor and we would either pick up on it or ridicule it or each other through it. I of course was much more fond of sending ridicule.... Well we had a girl who was a new member on her team and her name was Amber and by god she was a gogetter. She took the job seriously and her Insurance Sales counselor role way too seriously. In meetings she would spiral in to horrible speeches that she found to be motivating. Well she started getting better at handling the job and sending emails at the same time and all of a sudden I had competition getting them out first. Except hers were always in third person. It was hysterical here is an example: Sup-"So what do you think of the new team competition gang?" Amber- "Amber thinks this is great and Amber thinks that with Mike's help the Amber Mike Team will crush all." I am not kidding that was how all of her email was it was competitve and in third person. SO we had to name the team and I unofficially but very publicly dubbed us the "WWE Fans". When I had to explain why I had bucked the name I sent this messag: "Mike finds it very insulting that you would even stoop so low as to question Mike's judgement. Obviously the WWE Fans Will crush all as the Amber has stated. If you need reasons look how we talk in third person. Can you smell what the Mike is cooking"Amber responded-"Amber had not noticed she wrote in third person. I don't like the name though Mike." I responded: "The Mike says it doesn't matter what Amber likes! Know your role, Jabroni!" And that was when we became the team of "WWE Fans" and I had to work real hard to make sure I continued to write in third person which meant I had to pay attention before I hit send. I think I should try to do it again because I find the word "I" kind of annoying know that you point out the egotistical thing.

Anyways cats.... Mike still thinks they are biding time until they decide they can safely take over the world and then all cat owners will have their throats ripped out. Irrational, maybe but at least the fears are known. A cat was in the house for a while and it assumed it should keep its claws sharp on mike's clothes

Damn that is hard! Forget it...

as far as the system problems, when the computer has an error it crashes and it alway posts a "Your system has recovered from a fatal error" i sent in the error report whch I dont normally do because of a nonlegit copy and all.... here is what they told me
"Error Caused by a Device Driver

Thank you for submitting an error report. Microsoft is unable to specifically determine what caused the problem you reported. If you would like to try and troubleshoot the problem, please utilize the information listed below.

Analysis

A device driver installed on your system caused the problem, but we cannot determine the precise cause. Depending on which situation is applicable to you, do one of the following:

If this problem occurred after you installed a new hardware device on your system, the problem might be caused by the driver for the device. If you know the manufacturer of the device, contact the manufacturer's product support service for assistance.
Some software, such as firewall and anti-virus software, also installs drivers. If this problem occurred after you installed new software, the software might have installed a driver that caused the problem. If you know the manufacturer of the software, contact the manufacturer's product support service for assistance.
If you don't know the driver's manufacturer and need help diagnosing and resolving this problem, contact your computer manufacturer's product support service.
Updated drivers might be available on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site. At Windows Update, you can have your computer scanned and, if there are updated drivers available, Windows Update will offer a selection of drivers that you might be able to use. To learn more about updated drivers that might be available, visit Microsoft Windows Update. "

Sunday Sep 26, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .was a good boy on Friday but a very bad, sad boy on Saturday. frown frown frown Having already read two of his short stories, Holden spent the rest of Friday (and then some) reading four short stories (short, as in 60-90 long pages each). Unfortunately, Holden was very groggy on Saturday morning and slept right through his classes. frown frown frownHe felt so miserable and depressed...
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smithers_jones:

Got the gmail! Muchos Gracias! smile

prockg:

RE: What's this website all about, anyway?

Well, I'm glad you asked. Actually, I am still trying to figure it out myself. Basically, I thought the idea of Punk Rock Girl Scouts was kind of cool. I wanted to have a way to recognize all the kick ass things the women in my generation accomplish. Also, it will be a way to motivate women and girls to do cool stuff.

There will be merit badges for all sorts of things. Some of them will probably be pretty similar to existing Girl Scout Badges, but a little off. Most will be totally original- (see my journal and some of the posts people left there).

Basically, the site will be a place where girls (maybe guys too- I haven't decided how that will work) will get tangible recognition for all those punk rock points one accumulates in daily life.

Anyway, thanks for being interested. I will be sure to post all over the place when I have something actually constructed there. kiss

Thursday Sep 23, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .started reading his latest assigned novel early, instead of trying to read all of it by Friday, which is a good thing, considering that it is over 400 pages long! eeek Only 300 more pages to go. . .and these are long pages. . .because Holden must not like Gothic literature. . .but Goth girls are A.O.K. wink

Volleyball has been keeping Holden busy lately--five...
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laylajane69:

I got a bunch of new books a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting to tear into them. I will get on that as soon as possible. I just have been super busy lately.

pedigree_chump:

i see no grey on your list shocked back from the dead, or did you get rid of them?

unfortunately i don't have sky or cable television, which is where they show Letterman here, i think, but it's kind of heartwarming to see this pic:



the funny thing about the picture is that Kerry really does look Lurch in the context of Green Days new 'Addams Family' look surreal biggrin

do you do a lot of active work for the Democrats? i really hope the Republicans get kicked out. i'm not entirely sure Kerry could win without Michael Moore and Green Day and all the rest batting for him. Are there any celebs that are going all out to get Bush re-elected?

Wednesday Sep 22, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .started reading his latest assigned novel early, instead of trying to read all of it by Friday, which is a good thing, considering that it is over 400 pages long! eeek Only 300 more pages to go. . .and these are long pages. . .because Holden must not like Gothic literature. . .but Goth girls are A.O.K. wink

Volleyball has been keeping Holden busy lately--five...
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walkswithbears:

ugh, pretty depressing to read about the student ID. i hate the way corporations are ingratiating themselves into college-sponsorship for just about anything. its happenning so fast its hard to notice even!

nottingham is the town of robin hood, and although i would like to see myself in his footsteps, i think i have a long way to go! wink

sarcasticmenace:

Sounds like you are keeping busy! smile

Sunday Sep 19, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .officiated his first baseball game in over a year, behind the plate no less. It turned out pretty well--no gaffes to speak of--and another $50 in Holden's pocket. wink The Washtenaw Community College (WCC) team beat the Tigers 7-3 in 7 innings. Holden's next baseball games to officiate are in late October (brrr), unless he gets a call to sub.

Holden...
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mattthegoon:

the spanish i wrote is a song by trio/marimberos called " viva la vida." it is a beautiful song, and you can find it on the Frida soundtrack.
cheers!!!
skull

bandsacrossusa:

Zingermans is kind of west side-ish. Kerrytown is really it's own neck of the woods. I lived near Catherine and Division for a year in the student ghetto. That might not be a bad deal if you don't mind a bunch of roommates. You'd have a lot of fun. The #3 Bus will take you all the way to EMU.

Look around west of Main Street, between Huron and Stadium. That's all townies, not many students, but its really nice.

Thursday Sep 16, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .survived officiating volleyball yet again. He only suffered a few minor gaffes, which is surprising considering that he hasn't officiated volleyball much lately. This time it was mens volleyball, so it wasn't that exciting. (But there was one cute, petite brunette playing on one team, though.) It was a higher level of play--Open and AA.

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pedigree_chump:

i haven't been living in the wilderness, although that might have been preferable alternative. a bit of survival is probably just what i've been needing biggrin

no, i've described this year as my wilderness year--- my dark night of the soul, although that's over-dramatising things a fair bit tongue

as it happens, i've grown up in the countryside beside a small town too: small town syndrome's been driving me nuts. the great escape comes on Monday, but actually I shouldn't have much moving to do--- Belfast isn't that far from home (and its a university owned postgraduate flat), and apart from clothes, CDs and books, there shouldn't be an awful lot more to shift.

i live pretty lightly.

for the moment anyway. wink

bandsacrossusa:

A lot of what I belived about California when I lived in Michigan has not been true. It's been harder to find organic produce and such here. Ralphs, the same chain as Kroger with a different name, only started stocking organic groceries in the last couple of years. They've only recently got hip to soy milk and such and offer a variety. They don't stock After the Fall juices or a lot of that other stuff that is sort of Whole Foods-ish that you can buy at Kroger.

Politically, California isn't nearly as liberal as you might think. The cost of living out here is so expensive, that a lot of those top 1% of income earners live here. They have a lot of clout. San Francisco is much more liberal than LA. I think the biggest shock was how dirty LA is. Cities usually aren't clean, and it's always a shock to see they aren't like you see on TV. When I had to travel to Dallas for work a long time ago I was also shocked by how dirty it was.

Radio wise, LA radio sucks. Really. There's nothing like WDET out here. There's a jazz station that's kind of like WEMU, but they don't do NPR, it's all blues and jazz. They're a really good station. The big public radio station KCRW does a little bit of music, but it's almost all news programming and a lot of it is stuff they create to sell nationally. There's a really good one on every day from 1-2 my time called "To the Point." It's like what Nightline was like 20 years ago when it was really good. Anyway, there's not a lot of good music stations on the radio out here.

We have amazing museums and culturally this place is just crazy. It's all here if you've got the money to do it. That's one of the reasons I can't leave. That and the weather!

I wish I spoke Spanish.

[Edited on Sep 19, 2004 11:32PM]

Thursday Sep 16, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .survived officiating volleyball today. He only suffered a few minor gaffes, which is surprising considering that he hasn't officiated a volleyball match for over a year. He also picked up a night's worth of new matches, too. Cha-ching! biggrin

Holden's book, All Quiet on the Western Front arrived in the mail from home today, along with his razor cartridges, a...
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sarcasticmenace:

Sounds like you are busy as hell. Sorry about the gmail thing...I meant to contact you to let you know, but things got hectic. Someone else needed it more than I did. blush

prockg:

Holden's friend PRockG gets a headache from reading Holden's journal written in the 3rd person. tongue

Tuesday Sep 14, 2004

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DAILY HOLDEN-O-METER: Holden. . .had a pretty productive day:

Holden fixed his e-mail with the help of the DSL technician. He only had to cycle the power on his DSL modem. (Note to Holden: Remember that fix in the future. wink )

He visited his post office box to acquire his form to get paid for his latest translating job. He also picked up a large manilla envelope...
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itwasduke:

Yeah, I have a few options...but by no means am I baiting Sean. He's pretty cool for being "kind of a jerk" it just seems some neo-cons "bate" people into debates and delete comments b4 they turn a defending party in. It f-d'd up. But I might not have home internet for a week or 2 so I might hang low...

bandsacrossusa:

Part of the subframe is seriously cracked. It has to be replaced and the body shops are all planning to rip me off.

With the thread where we've been bitching tonight, you'll not that the so-called reasonable members of the SG conservatives aren't willing to lie and say they aren't flaming us behind our backs in their group.