Tuesday Mar 15, 2011

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So I'm running around doing errands today - I found a Megamillion lotto ticket on the ground. It's like 170 million prize right now, so I think...huh. What would happen if it won? Does it count as lost and found? At the time I found it, it was worth $5. Maybe someone from the future wanted me to have money, so they dropped...
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twelve:

You actually know someone named Dorcas? That's a really strange name.

I'm actually reading The Book of the Long Sun now. I think it's vaguely related to The Book of the New Sun, but I am not yet sure how that is. And I still have to read The Book of the Short Sun.

twelve:

Yeah, it's still kind of a weird name!

Sunday Oct 10, 2010

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I've been cleaning up crap around my apartment today - random stuff I never expect to really appreciate, I hope to get re-used. What are you supposed to do with 30 Mardi Gras beads in October? The dozens of name tags from game conventions - are they good as memories, or better in the recycle bin?

And then there's music appreciation. I went to two...
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Wednesday Dec 23, 2009

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Tonight I cooked dinner for my brother at his place in San Francisco. I peeled the apples for the apple pie, and then spent an hour-plus trying to figure out why his google apps admin rights couldn't fix the email problems for the accounts. (MX records weren't right, and I couldn't figure out a way to address it with just his access...
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estrada:

Sounds interesting; mechanics are always fun to work.

estrada:

Start with the original Night of the Living dead then finish off Romero's catalog.

I actually don't like zombie movies and the like but the original Night of the Living Dead is really, really good.

You should probably decide what scenario the game will be based on (initial outbreak, mid-panic, end game).

And, for a fun "zombie"/infection movie, Night of the Comet.

Sunday Oct 21, 2007

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Rental car preferences?

I'm heading to Iowa for 5 days, renting a car, driving around Des Moines and Iowa City. I have a plane ticket, hotel reservations for IC, and stuff to do on most nights. I usually just rent cars from Enterprise, but I'd like your feedback. Anyone?

You get a free postcard from Iowa as your reward for an answer.
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throttlebitch:

Well, what are you looking for in a car? Enterprise has a wider selection of cars, because unlike the other companies, they don't have contracts with a single manufacturer. I usually rent from Hertz out of habit and get a Mustang since that's what I'm used to driving. The visibility in a Mustang is pretty bad though. Oh, and there's a 'hip' restaurant across from the Fort Des Moines Hotel (on the opposite side of the hotel from the river). If you are tempted to eat there, don't . I was emphatically warned by the guys last time I was in Des Moines that they have a horrible mouse problem.

throttlebitch:

No internet? Seriously? Wow...I can hardly fathom that concept. Have fun in Iowa!

Tuesday May 29, 2007

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I used to hate telemarketers. As in, talk in nothing but swear words.

One just called from the Dish Network. I like dishes. I tried to find out what kinds of dishes he sold, but then he wanted to talk about TV. No, no...we were talking about dishes. I'm looking for this really nice dish that I can give my mother for her...
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Monday May 22, 2006

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Postcards from Mexico to the States can take awhile. I sent one on April 25th, postmarked May 9th, delivered to Iowa on May 22nd. (Oh, if people like postcards, they should PM me with an address.)

I haven't figured out how to change my blogging pic on sgbeta, but someday! someday! I'll take advice, too. Someday!

I successfully toasted a *DVD* image I...
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bluetrust:

Guitar Center has a good selection of cheap turntables, but it may be overkill to get a DJ-style one.

lankakitten:

MusiciansFriend.com is good too.

Wednesday Aug 10, 2005

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My birthday was deliberately hidden away. Ah.

I avoided an ex in Chicago, flirted with a cousin-in-law(?), and later crashed a table of 3 young ladies at the pub. It's like a trifecta!

Except I had to screw it up. A friend wants to hang out on Sunday, and she plans on going to the bar with me where I re-introduce myself to the...
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freckle:

i'm lucky my father is an accountant, so all i had to do was call him and he told me what to save and who to send it too. saved me quite a bit of internet searching. i think employers usually match your ss contributions, so they pay half you pay half.

the hard part is remembering to save your tax money. you get a check and... wheeee! money to spend.

i'm not terribly worried about getting hired. if i'm not good enough at the job in 6 months that they would want to hire me, then it's probably not someplace i should be working anyway. unless there's some kind of secret handshake you'd like to let me in on.

so far it is hard, because it's not at all what i'm used to doing. hopefully i'll get better fast. i'm usually good at picking up new stuff.

Monday Aug 08, 2005

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The wedding was fun. It was held at the conservatory at Garfield Park. Spacious, plenty of dancing...my nephew's nickname slipped into the wedding vows, as well as the toasts. Spoon?

Thursday night was a good time. Friday was a little hectic - and then that night I realized that my feet got about 40 bug bites. Saturday I spent with my shoes off, taking...
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freckle:

ps see you tomorrow smile

freckle:

independent contractor tax is crazy!

Sunday Jul 31, 2005

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1/2 price food & drinks at Finn's on Sunday night, the launching point for a friend's birthday.

Going to the sweltering pit of Chicago on Thursday for my nephew's wedding (I'm the youngest of six, he's like a little brother).

Actually, it's arrive Thursday, go out to Indiana to some lakeside hosues, drink & play games...come back on Friday...
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freckle:

finn's is yucky. i admit to not having been there for quite awhile, but i can't imagine it has changed much. do you guys still go to the emigrant?

i live in capitol hill now, and i haven't checked out the bars yet. kincora does not look promising, but clever dunes might be ok.

as for job... yes please get me a job before me and my kitties starve to death. i just graduated, so i quit my old job, and now i can't seem to find another. well i've had some offers, but they were just horrible. i have this desire to work within an hour of my house, during daylight hours, for more then minimum wage... call me fussy.

freckle:

ps my cousin, also like a little sister, got married on sunday. it was crazy. sad/happy/crazy.

Sunday Jul 10, 2005

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I'm going to lock up my credit card. And debit card. After this week. Work is going to be hell, which means drinks after work.

I just came back from Columbus, OH...game convention was pretty fast. The pool table is installed, but has a slight chip on one of the rails - they're overdue calling me about the fix. My Paddy Rock comp...
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