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(no subject) [Aug. 3rd, 2010|07:54 am]
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Dear Livejournal,

I'm still alive. I thought you should know.

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(no subject) [Apr. 1st, 2010|10:08 pm]
"In anticipation of exciting things to come, we're delighted to announce that you can now start rebuilding your Userpic collection entirely from scratch! If you've been putting off the drudgery of deleting your old Userpics one at a time to reinvent yourself, help is on the way! Starting today, you'll notice all of your Userpics slowly disappearing, giving you the opportunity to create a brand new collection that meets your every changing mood and identity."

LJ...This seems like a plan that will piss people off.

ETA: BROOKEFAIL IS FAIL. TBH, I didn't look at it until really late in the day, though--it was April 2 in the UK!
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Why I Like Twitter [Mar. 12th, 2010|11:35 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

The ridiculousness of both me and Jackie goes through the roof.

Jackie: ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES-By not being Maleficent and turning into a dragon to burn rescuing princes. I have been learned. #Disney
Me: But...but...but...rescuing princes are lame and deserve some flames!
Me: I bet if I were Maleficent I could just turn into Cthullu and make the problem moot.

Last weekend I actually saw Jackie in person. The interaction 'Your mom!' 'Your face!' 'Your mom's face!' 'Your mom's mom's face!' happened more times than I can count. It was a lovely time.
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(no subject) [Jan. 22nd, 2010|09:31 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |awakeawake]
[Current Music |Motion City Soundtrack - A Lifeless Ordinary]

A meme from bee_yes (Brenna)!

1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

Brenna's Questions:

1. Favorite Who companion OF ALL TIME? I'm curious.
Donna Noble.  Probably because she had a hat box packed in the trunk just in case she ran into the Doctor.  I didn't really like her in the Christmas Special, but she was fantastic in the first episode of series four on out.  And I thought she'd have been great.  But I can't really go into depth on that note because my friend Kat is probably reading this and she's only on series 3...

I do really, really like Rose, especially with Nine, and she's a very close second.

2. What did you major in in college, and why?
I double majored in History and Medieval and Early Modern Studies.  I majored in History because I really enjoy studying it.  I majored in Medieval and Early Modern Studies for much the same reason; originally, my second major was Art History, but when I realized that I had a loathing for modern art I talked to my advisor and she suggested the switch.  Now I'm working on my MA in Library and Information Science (archives concentration), but if I ever decide to go for a subject specialization it will be history.

3. If you could go anywhere in the world for three and a half weeks, where would you go?
I would have a huge problem decided where to go, so we'll just say "Europe".  I'd really like to go to the UK, France, Germany, and Italy specifically and could maybe briefly visit all three in 3 1/2 weeks.  If I had to pick one, I'd probably go to France--the Louvre and Versailles!

4. If you could appear on any reality TV show, which would it be?
I am mostly unaware of reality TV, aside from periodically stopping on an America's Next Top Model marathon.  Unless you count "game shows" as reality shows, in which case I'd go for Wheel of Fortune.

5. Is there a phrase or idea you try to live by? If so, what is it?
Don't be a dick.

My answers are super lame and short since I'm kind of sleep deprived, but I know if I don't do this now I probably won't have time later.  OMG CLASSES START NEXT WEEK.

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Oh hey look at the time [Dec. 16th, 2009|10:54 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |energeticenergetic]
[Current Music |The Solids - Hey Beautiful]


Okay, Mass isn't that bad. Except that I can't buy booze at the liquor stores in town with my out-of-state license. I have to buy a liquor id if I want to do so. And I live across the street from where the craigslist killer lived. So. Yeah. Quincy. It's crazy here.

Departing on Friday...I...should probably pack. Yeah, I think I'll get on that. Arriving in CB Sunday night. Expect phone calls if I get bored driving throughout the weekend.

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Those modern wizards... [Dec. 9th, 2009|11:38 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |awakeawake]
[Current Music |Alias in the BG]

GrumpyTea: I...Nicholas Cage...What...
Xianthias: yeah
Xianthias: I hope the story doesn't blow ass
GrumpyTea: He looks like a crazy scary hobo man!
Xianthias: because Nic Cage looks like a badass fucking sorceror
Xianthias: He looks awesome =)
GrumpyTea: Crazy scary hobo man!
Xianthias: Look, crazy scary hobo man suddenly makes lightning in his hands
Xianthias: now he is Awesome crazy scary hobo man
GrumpyTea: That also makes him MORE SCARY
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[Current Location |Poughkeepsie]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |Bob is washing dishes.]


I am in Poughkeepsie with Bob and Kat. Shadow is here and his kennel is set up. The cats are also here. Shadow loves cats. The current set up involves the cats being locked in the bedroom (while Shadow stares at the crack under the bedroom door) or Shadow being locked in the kennel (and staring longingly into the kitchen where the cats are.

Kat's actually going to allow me in the kitchen today, but I'm not to go anywhere near the stove. Bob and I failed up a dessert dish already. He added twice as much water to the jell-o as necessary and then I went ahead and added the cool whip while he was running to the grocery store, not realizing that the jell-o was full of fail.

I'll update this as necessary...

UPDATE 3:13 Local: Bob and I went to the grocery store (second time today for Bob) and made it just before closing! Now Bob is chopping and skinning veggies and Kat is...I don't know, she's doing something culinary. Shadow has finally relaxed and is laying on the kitchen floor. And I finished making the jell-o fluff dessert stuff (2.0)! AND I totally just help Kat open some jars! I'M HELPING.

Me: With our powers combined...
Kat: We are...
Bob, from his veggie chopping station: ...the strength of one man.

UPDATE: 4:46 Local: The ham and the cornish game hen are out of the oven and look TASTY. ALMOST TIME FOR FOOD.

UPDATE: 6:20 Local: OMG SO MUCH FOOD. We each had one plate and we'll probably be eating this most of the rest of the weekend. Which is okay 'cause it was all SO GOOD. AND NOW SHE'S SINGING OH WHAT THE HELL IS SHE SINGING.

UPDATE: 6:46 Local: Weeeeeeeeeell, dinner's over, I guess that means it's time for Christmas music...
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(no subject) [Nov. 13th, 2009|11:02 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon Summit]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

To be fair...any sentence of mine that begins with "I have a brilliant plan!" is probably not living up to the advertising.

We're still alive over here in Massachusettsland! Second semester is almost done! Thanksgiving is happening in Poughkeepsie and Shadow will be joining us, which should be...interesting. What with the cats. We have a plan for dealing with that, though I do have a wistful hope that he'll stop flipping out about OMG!CATS! after like half an hour of being in the same house.

The Great Caravan Road Trip Halfway Across the United States in the Middle of Winter will be starting Dec. 19, in the AM. I'll probably head south to someplace in New York Dec. 18, and then we'll be on our merry way in the morning. We'll probably hit Iowa sometime in the afternoon/evening/night on Dec. 20. I might try to stop to say hi to people in IC/CR if anybody wants to host me and the dog for an hour or two (last time we stopped, there was some awesome outdoor!eating, but it's going to be cold this time). I'll bring ice cream (by bring, I mean from somewhere in IC/CR, not...y'know...Mass)! We're leaving the Bluffs on New Years' Day--which won't be that bad! I didn't drink last year, after all! We'll be back on the Coast by the evening of the second and back to work on the third. Adventure!

The stove and I are on moderately good terms again, if you were wondering.

And yes, I am posting partly because of the new icon, which is a screenshot of red_ninj4's desktop. Mine says 'punch Kris for waffles'. We're very non-violent people.
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OMG UPDATE SPAM [Oct. 31st, 2009|08:04 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |Joshua Radin - Closer]

I uploaded pictures from my freshman year of college (2004-2005). Here is the link:

Name tags aren't working in all sets. I'll fix it. At some point.

Pizza (burned it. twice. yes, the same pizza.)
Chicken (OH MY GOD THE STOVE IS ON FIRE. You can ask Steve, I was on vent w/ him when it happened.)

See! It's a short list. I'm a fine cook.

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(no subject) [Aug. 28th, 2009|04:43 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon Summit]
[Current Music |Gossip Girl]

Okay, so my dog is kind of a menace.

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List of Dog (Shadow) Related Injuries and Incidents (that cost money) [Aug. 27th, 2009|07:13 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon Summit]

-dog-eaten book
-dog-eaten pantyhose and knee highs
-dog-eaten shoes
-dog-eaten FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES (Jessica Simpson, Henri in black)
-broken nose
-broken car windshield
-bruised ribs

...But he's so ADORABLE!
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2009|04:50 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |predatoryADVENTURE!]



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My dog is awesome. [Jul. 24th, 2009|09:38 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |House in bg]

Once upon a time, Shadow drank from the water dish without fear. And then Itty Bitty became crotchety and growled at the boys whenever they came within three feet of her. Shadow, being the ridiculous dog that he is (and a lean 57 pounds), was terrified of Itty Bitty (weighing in at like...7 pounds) and avoided any sort of shared space with her unless somebody was there to protect him. Unfortunately, the water dish was right near Itty Bitty's bed. So Shadow, being the brilliant canine that he is, found an alternate source of water--as many dogs do--in the toilet. >.>

When we moved, I figured that he would go back to drinking out of his nice bowl, now that the threat of the tiny dog was gone. I was wrong. I finally started moving the bowl around the apartment, to see if he'd drink out of it somewhere else. The bowl has moved all around the living room, dining area, and desk areas. No luck. Yesterday, I moved it down the hall next to the door to the bathroom. SUCCESS AT LAST.

Of course, Shadow might now end up staying at home after the wedding until Christmas time so that I can do things like study late at the library and visit Kat and Bob. >.> We'll see. I haven't firmly decided yet. And he's usually very good company. And he's got holding the blinds open when he lays down to look out the window down to an ART.

Leaving for Brooklyn in ~19 hours. And there will be WHO! ^_^
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Via meganbmoore [Jul. 21st, 2009|09:08 am]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |awakeawake]

I don't have time to go into my thoughts on this open letter right now, but #5 made me headdesk.

Tough Love: An Open Letter to Kids' Book Publishers
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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2009|06:28 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |determinedQuesting]
[Current Music |Matt and Kim - Daylight]

I own two books pertaining to the preparation of food and drink (three, if you count the diet/healthy eating book). One of these books contains baking recipes. The other contains drink recipes.


Beyond that, I do have recipes from my Foods classes from high school. The only one not involving dessert is for pretzels. I think I should perhaps find more recipes, since I'm getting rather tired of chicken, pasta, things that come out of cans and sausages. ^_^;; Wish me luck.

...I'm probably going to post more often, just because this Donna icon makes me giggle every time I see it.
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AHAHAHA [Jul. 20th, 2009|02:07 am]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |Dr. Who - Stone Rose]

...I have discovered Dr. Who audiobooks. Read by David Tennant. Commuting has suddenly become a much more exciting prospect.
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Travel Plans [Jul. 3rd, 2009|09:54 pm]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |My Beloved Monster - The Eels]

I'm poor. mihzuki is poor. Airfare is expensive. So we're going to drive instead of fly, and we're going to drive straight through because we don't like wasting time that much. This is an AWESOME PLAN and will save ~$200, which I'm really very excited about. Anyway, I'm leaving here (with Shadow) right after class on Saturday, July 25 and driving to Brooklyn to pick up mihzuki. Then we're going to have a 19.5 hour adventure halfway across the continental United States. It'll be awesome. I might pick up a DC to AC adapter so that I can force-feed her Dr. Who while I'm driving. At the very least we're going to listen to the Gossip Girl audiobook and likely mock it.

We will be home until the following Sunday, after the wedding. We'll probably stop in Iowa City for lunch either coming or going. Phone calls will be made. =)
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...I was really confused when I saw them on my way into the parking garage... [Jul. 1st, 2009|04:20 pm]
[Current Location |in class!]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

From Simmons Administration:

Wild Turkeys on Campus

As you may have noticed, wild turkeys have been seen daily on both our main and residence campuses, as well as in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be advised that wild turkeys can be quite aggressive and dangerous to passers-by. We are currently reviewing humane options to remove the turkeys from our campus. However, the presence of wild turkeys is not limited to Simmons, but is a (growing) problem in the Boston area generally. Our removal options may need to follow directives from the City of Boston as well as other agencies.

In the meantime, please refrain from feeding the turkeys and use caution when walking near them. Do not approach them or try to touch them.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2009|11:04 pm]
ablia was right. End of season four is more depressing. End of season two's still pretty bad in my book, though. >.>
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A reflection on my cooking skills [Jun. 29th, 2009|11:41 am]
[Current Location |Avalon]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |Dr. Who - Silence in the Library]

GrumpyTea: I am reheating a burrito!
GrumpyTea: Without a microwave!
Xianthias: lols
Xianthias: this will end well
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