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Life [18 Jul 2007|08:24pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Wow, I haven't posted in a while.

Okay, quick rundown:

1. Got a lateral promotion at work. I've been offered a place on Canon's e-mail support group. I've been helping part-time with them for a while, but I got offered the full-time spot yesterday. Starting Monday I'll be on a rather insane schedule (insane as in I'll have to wake up a five in the morning to make shift), but I will have Friday and Saturday off. With any luck, I'll be working from home three days a week in a month.

2. Double-pointed knitting needles are now officially my bitch! Jen B., those rainbow colored stocking are now underway.

Ummm... that's about it for now.

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Sick [22 Jun 2007|12:05am]
[ mood | sympathetic ]

Hopefully erikonil is over the worst of the cellulitis. She's slept nearly all day on and off. When I woke her up at 11:30 tonight she mentioned that it was the first time she'd been able to sleep more than an hour or two at a time. sasha_panic is going to be home tomorrow, so she'll be able to keep an eye on her. I'm going to have to take her back to the doctor's on Saturday, though. He wanted to take another look at her leg. With our family history, it's probably a very good idea. Depending on her level of consciousness before I leave for work, I might she if she'll let me check her temperature.

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Updates [20 Jun 2007|10:14pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Been a while since an update, so here goes!

Had a lot of fun in Philadelphia last weekend with the gang. Wizard World was fun, and I'd defenitely be up for a return trip next year - so long as we can get my parents' van for the trip. ^_~ Out of everyone I spent the least amount of time at the convention. Not being one for autographs or needing to show portfolios there were really only a few panels that I wanted to hit. So for the rest of the weekend I was hoofing it around the city.

kahmfan was very generous by lending me and erikonil his Canon AE-1 Program, so we had two cameras for the weekend. That worked out very well on Friday since erikonil and I both were walking around. Much easier to concentrate on actually taking pictures when you don't have to constantly swap the camera around. There were some things I didn't get a chance to see. Namely Eastern State Penitentiary. That'll be on my list for next year.

The hotel was awesome. It used to be a bank and was built in the Art Deco style that I just adore. That's the great thing about a lot of big cities: the architecture.

Not much else to say right now. I'm still contemplating starting a new costume, but haven't decided on what it will be. Anime, comic, musical? Not sure.

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Wigs? [09 Jun 2007|03:44am]
[ mood | curious ]

Okay, seeing the CATS tour last weekend has me in the mood to work on costumes again. But I'd like to step it up a bit. Since I've been making CATS costumes I've been making rug yarn wigs and I want to move up to actually making real wigs. Does anyone have any suggestions on good books or anything like that on the subject? Preferably something with good step-by-step directions for making the wig cap and stuff.

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Could It Be... Satan? [07 Jun 2007|10:09pm]
[ mood | blank ]

Overall, good day at work helping various idiots with simple problems and a few people who actually had problems.

Interesting moment? I got a call from Lucifer. Swear to gawd. Lucifer shoots with a Canon PowerShot A540.

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Quizzes! [31 May 2007|09:16pm]
[ mood | amused ]

You are Binary.  You are not human and go to great lengths to prove it.  You always know where you are and how you got there, but no one else does, ever.
Which Programming Language are You?


You are Red Hat Linux. You're tops among your peers, but still get no respect from them.  It's all right with you.  You have your sights set higher.
Which OS are You?


You are .cgi Your life seems a bit too scripted, and sometimes you are exploited.  Still a  workhorse though.
Which File Extension are You?


You are Cappuccino. You get a bit frothy in the morning.  Some people don't think you're very tough, but you can pack a punch.
Which Caffeinated Beverage are You?


You are cnn.comYou like to tell people what's going on in the world.  People accuse you of being biased.  You have a deep voice.
Which Website are You?


You are Kairet Mustapha.  You have a heart full of anxiety and sorrow.  Your husband was the Chief Security Officer for the ex-President of Nigeria.  You have $30 million in an account in Ghana though you can't afford a comfortable meal.  You want to give me 20%.
Which Nigerian spammer are You?

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Three! [28 May 2007|01:21pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Three! Three happy birthdays!

Happy birthday to my mom - who had the birthday first.
Happy birth day to Tina - whose mutual birthday with my mother always made it easier to remember.
And finally, happy birthday to my usual waitress at Denny's, who knows my drink order before I even sit down.

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DPNs [25 May 2007|12:01am]
[ mood | predatory ]

DPNs... You are truly a worthy opponent. The battle will be fierce, but in the end I shall be triumphant! This I declare!

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Feminism Just Means We Want Equality [22 May 2007|02:00pm]
[ mood | discontent ]

I consider myself a feminist. I also consider myself a comic fan. I enjoy reading them, but also understand that for the Big Two (Marvel and DC comics), I'm not the primary audience. There have been a few token attempts to woo female readers (Spider-Man Loves Mary-Jane, Spider-Girl and DC's MINX line) and there are honestly great books that appeal to women as much as men (Dr. Strange: The Oath, Runaways). But the average comic is still drawn with the male audience in mind. I mean Supergirl was launched to try and get female readers into DC. However, they've missed that mark so badly that Eddie Berganza, one of DC's editors, put out an Open Letter to women to get them to read the book.

So what inspired this post? It's the cover to Heroes for Hire #13 and this post in erikonil's LJ.

Please Read And Understand My FustrationCollapse )

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B-Day! [15 May 2007|09:41am]
[ mood | happy ]

Happy B-Day big_danny_t!

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There But For The Grace Of God... [23 Apr 2007|09:20pm]
[ mood | scared ]

The dorm at VA Tech where those first two shootings took place was the same one that my brother and sister-in-law were RAs last year. They knew the RA that died and what really gets me is that I know that in the same situation that both of them would have done the same thing and gone to help that poor young woman.

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To Anyone I Freaked Out... [16 Apr 2007|08:52pm]
[ mood | embarrassed ]

Yeah, sorry for the rather cryptic nature of the post the other day. I'm fine, I just got the emergency room visit from Neko sorted with Sentara. There was a bit of confusion as to whether or not the insurance that I had been covered by at Dreamlight would foot the bill, or if I was uninsured at that point in time. So that's finished now, I just need to get the payments started and I'm all set.

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Sigh Of Relief [15 Apr 2007|05:54pm]
[ mood | indescribable ]

Things are sorted now. Everything is straight with the hospital and I can finally breath a sigh of relief.

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Kitties! [02 Apr 2007|10:09pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

To the Photobucket Gallery of roller_boy's lovelies!

Just follow Maru!



By the way, for anyone on DeviantArt, I've opened a new account there on account as I can't remember the password for my old one and I've since lost the e-mail associated with it. My new account is Username: idiosylph and I'll be loading up my photographs there over the next few days.

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Curse You! [01 Apr 2007|06:28pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Curse you, roller_boy! You now have me desiring to make a Cirque costume. And since this is 100% your fault, you can expect me to pick your brain until I have the information that I desire.

In other (not-so) exciting news, I am doing a slash-and-burn of my apartment over the next week. Does anyone know a good place to donate a bunch of craft supplies?

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Hey, Daaaan... [22 Mar 2007|08:41pm]
[ mood | mischievous ]

Guess who has an EOS 5D with an EF 70-300mm lens to play with over the next week? ^_~

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Stuff [21 Mar 2007|05:41pm]
[ mood | creative ]

Counting down until our trip to Florida this weekend to visit roller_boy. I'm getting the car ready today and getting my stuff packed.

I've also started a new knitting project. Another scarf, this time based on Mark's scarf in RENT. It's going to be double knit in worsted weight yarn, and I might try it in lighter weight yarn if it feels too heavy. But I have found that knitting a six foot long scarf is going to take quite a while if knitting it with size 3 needles (3.25mm for my amigos who don't use US sizes). I'll post more on that as it gets worked on, but right now I'm going with 42 stitches cast on, which will come down to about six inches across with the double knit taken into account. Then it's K1, slip 1 purl-wise for 40 rows, switch colors and continue until you have nine navy blue and eight white stripes (light grey if you want to go with movie version, I think). Then add fringe.

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Happy 2 Years! [19 Mar 2007|08:58pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Here's to Donnie and Jamie and their wonderful two years of marriage.

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown

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Amen [07 Mar 2007|06:25pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

It's not until you actually try film/photography that you suddenly see the paranoia in this day and age.

Check it out

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Musical Stuff [04 Mar 2007|08:47pm]
[ mood | satisfied ]

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Funny show. A whole song about a kid's first public boner.

isthatjamie, I think you'd really like it. There are a lot of fun bits about language in it.

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