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Thursday, May 15th, 2014
11:14 pm - You can unfuqt your LJ:
Try this user's fix!

Please tumblr/reblog the shiznit out of this, mass migration away from idiocy might (maybe!) be noticed. We can hope....

I so love LJ users, en masse: smart, capable people.

Now, if only LJ *development* team would hire from the users who all seem to know how stupid it would be to toss the bulk of users into a beta site. Egads. So sloppy.

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, April 21st, 2014
2:55 am - And we come back around!
Elysium is mixing 90s into Sunday's previously 80s-only night. DJ Minimus is there every other Sunday, early in the evening, and is open to stuff like this and this (he was very likely the same DJ playing those mixes back in 2008, or his partner in crime played them, DJ Boba Fett.)

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Monday, April 14th, 2014
2:08 am - And to celebrate
finding a lost wallet, dancing with Jennifer; seeing perfidia, brandyeileen, Miss S, Miss Secret October, and other friendly faces.

Such a good workout :)

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Monday, November 25th, 2013
2:08 am - I made it all fit!
Organic turkey: acquired, brined, team-roasted with eclectic vegetables, carved, and FULLY STORED in just over 12 hours.

May you find your own Turkey Fairy...

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
10:23 am - Close.
Amy Berti, quoted in article, is wife to my company's CEO. He finished the race ~30 seconds before the bombs went off.

Scary stuff :(

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Monday, December 17th, 2012
11:08 pm - From CNN, even. Strange, that.
From Miss R, a thoughtful piece on the patterns surrounding our sad national habit of mass shootings. Strange that CNN has managed to put something together that's actually thoughtful, and took real investigation. Keep up the great work, folks!

And from M, old wisdom from Roger Ebert, as those who are Hollywood-savvy KNOW when/how people pull heartstrings, so it'd be easy for him to see through the smoke & mirrors to the root of it.

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012
4:10 pm - Results!
A-Tex Fun Center (a hot tub/pool vendor) has a HUGE winter wonderland inside the unassuming warehouse exterior. Solid choice for lights, a bit pricey, even with their 25% off sale. But very helpful, so that was refreshing. String of multi colored chaser lights: acquired!

Big!Lots: Non-xmas lights galore, some LEDs left, no chasers.

Walgreens: THE BOMB omg! White chaser lights, I think on sale, didn't ask, just enjoyed the far lower prices. Only one box of those, so I hit another walgreens, and bonus: got to avoid going into WalMart.

Second walgrees had LEDs of many shapes and colors (pink!) and decent selection of old scool tiny incandescents (gold!) -- include a small set of solar powered ones that I scored on sale. It says that it does various flickering effects, but I need a day of charging to confirm that.

Yay! Thanks folks!

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11:09 am - Shopping help?
Where can I find christmas lights, particularly strings of flickering lights? (ideal would be glowing fade on-off fairy effect)

Lowes: xmas decor is almost gone, moved off to a side shelf
Target: same issue for lights (party decorations out the wazoo)
Christmas store in Capital Plaza: GONE (the store itself)
Garden Ridge: useless phone tree menu that refuses to bring you to a person
Crate and Barrel: friendly, but no lights, and suggested a few places that I'm calling
Michaels: no answer yet, busy signal
Hobby Lobby: closed on Sunday

Where else? Would love to get them by Thursday evening.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2012
1:34 pm - Large Item Pick Up for the TOTAL WIN:
Bulk item collection starts tomorrow in my hood, so people are putting out large items they don't want and are generally happy to see people haul away. Nice to think someone might USE your old, unwanted stuff, rather than just thinking it'll go to the landfill.

I got:
A 4.5 foot tall small footprint wood dresser in nice condition (and the mail lady helped me put it in my car! too cool) ((and it has a nice spot on top for a cat perch))
A pale faux wood hutch for originalkitsune
Small teal rubbermade tub with lid, unsmashed
Skandia shelving, including another "desk" piece (I was flabbergasted!)
A pine futon seat (smaller than loveseat/sofa size)
Some frames and lampshades that Kitsune might want
A 3-panel folding screen with faux-teak wood and linen fabric for the panels, unstained until I smudged it moving it around into/out of my car
2 wool rugs that smell like dog, but will be great in the yard, under a huge plastic tarp, so that a bedspread laid out on the tarp has cushioning from leaves & twigs
A small pine desk in great condition that has the drawer converted to a keyboard tray
Accordion folding plastic paper organizers that Mom's already taken off my hands
A small pine shelf that is actually a towel rack
A large odd curtain rod and a smaller standard bent white metal one (smaller still in packaging) that Kit might want
A swiffer-mop thing & a pitch fork
A purple nylon fiber duster on a long pole, perfect for chasing dust bunnies off the ceiling
Tiles that I use in my garden to keep down the weed population
A phillips head screwdriver for Kit (yup, really!)
A large plastic dump truck and a plastic rocking horse, simple and sturdy enough for kids who visit my parties
And perhaps weirdest of all, a complete toddler bed, with hardware, slats that are kept in perfect spacing arrangement with canvas strapping across all slats, little stubby feet, headboard, everything but the mattress (which would be scary to get from large item pick up anyway)

Quite the weekend!

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
2:11 pm - I need a new icon :)
I've verbally accepted an offer from Clockwork and managed to negotiate some key points that really matter to me.


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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
11:25 am - A Wish
May you never hunger,
May you never thirst.

May you never be too cold,
  nor over heated.

May you feel kinship with those around you
  and may lost friends reach out to connect.

May you sleep well,
  dream big dreams,
    and awaken refreshed.

May you find your path,
  and the momentum to follow it.

Peace be to you!

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012
9:26 pm - We are unstoppable!
Another world *is* possible.

Occupy Sandy is awesome enough, then add in the National Guard helping Occupy Sandy help people in need.


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Friday, November 2nd, 2012
8:48 am - Comforter In Chief

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012
10:29 am - Delightful!
"Dîner en Blanc" sounds like heaps of fun!

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
8:46 am - wheee!
Happy Birthday, originalkitsune!!!

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Friday, August 17th, 2012
8:29 pm - Sympathy, or Solution?
I couldn've sworn that I posted this before, but I can't seem to find it. And it's great advice ... about offering sympathy or solutions(advice), instead of just launching into fix-it mode.


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Monday, August 6th, 2012
6:29 pm - Math/Science query
Was it someone on my friendslist (originalkitsune or cindyscarlett?) who recently mentioned a scientist or mathematician who noted a significant change in peer treatment after transitioning from female to male? That is, that the same person was treated better by academic peers after no long appearing female?

Could've sworn I saw that link here...

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
7:59 am - Notions about creativity from the edge of sleep
Baiting the traps for Serendipity.

Chaos, with preparation.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012
9:23 am - Wheee!
Happy Birthday, alfreda89!!!

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Friday, June 1st, 2012
9:05 am - Get out your digital pen!
...and sign here to save trees downtown.

Spread the word... Thank you!

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Friday, April 27th, 2012
2:33 pm - Whoa.
Just learned that too-soon-departed Tom Best (shown with awesome wife Bobbi) donated his organs/body to help others.

I had been telling friends that he left little pieces of his heart with each of us, so when we come together he reconstitutes, like Voltron.

Turns out I was more right than I knew. His body helped 51 people.

Rarely is it said with love: Rest in Pieces, dear friend!

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
7:56 am - Goodbye, sweet friend.
Rest in peace, Tom Best. You were and will remain a phenomenal teacher, reminding us that we already knew so much and helping us bring that to conscious mastery.

current mood: sorrowful

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
5:19 pm - Wow!!!
May your healing bloom.....

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012
9:14 am - oooh!
One of my favorite houses in Austin!! The story on the Art Deco house on 29th, just west of Lamar.

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12:26 am - Miaow!
Never get jealous when you see your ex with someone else because your parents taught you to give your old toys to the less fortunate.

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Monday, March 12th, 2012
6:17 pm - KNOW THIS:
You are lovable.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
12:02 pm - Hahah! What's next!?!?
is Livejournal going to see a resurgence in interest because somehow people finally get fed up with the holey privacy of FaceBook??

"MySpace gains a million users" recently!

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Monday, February 13th, 2012
12:49 pm - Nice, a free book!
Kindle users, check out stina_leicht's Of Blood and Honey, currently on Amazon's free list. Her next book is coming out soon, so you can continue the tale, shortly.

Werewolves should be scary, not sparkly, and there's plenty in this book to curl (or straighten) your hair & keep you reading....

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Thursday, July 28th, 2011
8:37 pm - tap tap tap
sound check!

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011
12:38 am - Yay!!
alobar should be home (online) soon!

*merry dance*

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Monday, March 14th, 2011
6:53 pm - Fercrapsakes, Etsy!
what an assinine idea!!!

Props to Ars Technica for explaining how to turn that shit off.

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Monday, March 7th, 2011
5:33 pm - Aloha account
I got pointed to this post on and have been blown away. There are tons of great people on the internet, even if the *rest* of the net sucks, in that corner, they absolutely shine.

Grab some gatorade or your favorite electrolyte beverage, it's difficult to withhold tears, reading this.

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Friday, February 4th, 2011
6:10 pm - hehehehe!
If I hadn't been out this morning (for a work meeting with project sponsors who braved the weather to get to Texas to meet with us and were stuck here anyway and very much appreciated our bravery in getting out to meet with them in this weather) driving very safely ... I never would have seen the Snow Manhood in a residential front yard.

Looked like a snowman from a distance, but driving by it, as it sat there between the sidewalk and the curb, it was unmistakably, ahem, circumcised, and had 18 inch diameter balls on either side...

Four feet tall!

Strangely, the drivers I saw on MoPac were actually all VERY sane. No spin outs, everyone sticking to the one melted-through lane, extended following distances ... unlike ANY Austin driving I've seen in the past 25 years!

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
10:56 pm - 6:30 PM, Mom calls
Her: "Are you home?"
Me: "Yeah... you stopping by?" (a semi-regular occurance)
Her: "Oh no! I'm warm by my fireplace, I'm not going out."
Me: "Oh, ok...."
Her: "Austin made the news today! Our stoplights being out, leading to people not stopping at the intersections, and crashing into eachother."
Me: "Hah! so stupid!"
Her: "Soooo stupid!"
Me: "Ah, so you're just calling to see that I got home safe?"
Her: "Yup!"
Me: "I did. Thanks!"
Her: "Good! Have a good night!"

heheheh. Poor Austin. We can't drive in snow, much less rain, and now we can't even handle precipitation-free foul weather.

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011
5:06 pm - sweet deal! wasn't behaving earlier .. so I didn't post this then.

Now it appears to be working, so if you'd like a nice deal on acupuncture and/or massage, check out this deal at my roommate's clinic!

(They may extend the offer past tonight, due to the glitches today... still, the smart bet is to get it while you can.)

It's now showing up as available through midnight Friday. Yay!

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
1:00 pm - heh!
Seems like the "norm" indicated in this facebook-related article doesn't apply so much, here in LiveJournal... perhaps that's why this place feels more cozy & genuine to some?

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Friday, January 21st, 2011
12:13 am - doh!
I inadvertantly signed email to this gentleman as SHeilagh .. so now I'm S. Heilagh!

oy vey


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Friday, January 7th, 2011
8:38 pm - pthtthth! Mainstream Media sucks.
Contrast this crappy AP reporting with the link in the last entry.

If you can, please boost the signal on that previous link with any of your friends/relatives who blather on about Muslims being teh evil?

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6:38 pm - Read this, and weep.
Weep with sorrow, that this is needed. Weep with joy, that humanity still contains decent people.

Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

Thanks, ginmar.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010
10:49 am - Pecan harvesting:
Autumn easter-egg hunt! Best results when wearing soft sole shoes, such as bunny slippers. (Maybe vibram? but the slippers go with the pajamas...)

And thanks to Mom, for years of training & practice in gleaning.

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