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Category: holiday

12/12/07 12:38 - 33ºF - ID#42490

Sassy Old Bat- Maxine

Less than 2 weeks until Christmas..

I just love the sassy old bat, Maxine.


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12/10/07 09:31 - 33ºF - ID#42465

hot wax

uh yeh.. so I dripped hot candle wax on a fluffy carpet. Well, regular pile really. How in the heck do I get it out? Its dark blue wax on a new cream colored carpet :(

Thanks in advance. I am sooo clueless.

I'll see what other info I can find online..There is a bunch of stuff, but everything is saying something different. I am wondering what your personal experience has been with it.

well, in getting it out..

or in how the wax got there, lol ;)


either one, hehe
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Category: weekend

12/08/07 07:51 - 31ºF - ID#42440

Allen Street tonight..

I'm heading out to Allen Street tonight with my date/friend "T" about 10ish or so. Not sure where I am/we are starting.. but it sure has been awhile since I have been out that way.It will be nice to have a drink, as it has been a long time since I've had that as well. :)

oh wait.. i think i am going to Brick bar. hehe.

come out. call/text or send 'post-it' (with your name & #-- since it goes to my phone as 'guest'). It would be nice to catch up with some of you (e:peeps)!


where you at (e:vincent)?! I know you'll end up around there sooner or later. :D

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Category: life

11/26/07 11:32 - 39ºF - ID#42299

sheathed in plastic

One by one my windows and doors are being 'winterized' with plastic and weatherstripping. Each sheet of plastic reminding me that it will be about five months before I rip it off with the promise of warmer temperatures. Some windows will have the blinds permanently down for the winter. I don't feel as creative or motivated to arrange the plastic in such a way as to be able to put them up and down. This year, it will be either or.


I was chilled to the bone, feeling the dropping temps combined with a barrage of conflicting thoughts, feelings and ruminations*.

A single Guinness helped remedy that.

My thoughts are more in order, of which I am grateful. We are, what we think.

What a funny night..



casual activity partners encroaching further into my life that I ever planned or care to allow. Martyr vs good friend? who knows.


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Category: holiday

11/20/07 07:33 - 52ºF - ID#42215

Just spread the legs open & stuff it in

Thanksgiving in a couple of days. I do not even know what I am doing yet. Thats how it usually goes, ho hum. Received this email earlier, found it rather cute. enjoy ;)

"18 things you can only say at Thanksgiving"
Well, say them anytime :)

1. Talk about huge breast!

2. Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.

3. It's Cool Whip time!!!!!!!

4. If I don't undo my pants, I'll burst!

5. That's one terrific spread!

6. I'm in the mood for a little dark meat.

7. Are you ready for seconds yet?

8. It's a little dry, do you still want to eat it?

9. Just wait your turn, you'll get some.

10. Don't play with your meat.

11. Just spread the legs open and stuff it in.

12. Do you think you'll be able to handle all these people at once?

13. I didn't expect everyone to come at once.

14. You still have a bit on your chin.

15. How long will it take after you stick it in?

16. You'll know it's ready when it pop's up!

17. Wow, I didn't think I could handle all of that!

18. That's the biggest one I've ever seen.


So anyway, a couple days early...Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey, Tofurky, Pizza or whatever.. eat up, wear elastic waistband! :D


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Category: movies

11/18/07 03:20 - 29ºF - ID#42183

Beowulf

Went to see Beowulf (3D) this evening at the IMAX. It was a lot of fun to see it. You do not have to know anything about the old poem to enjoy this version. Its been 15 years or so since I have read the verse, which back then I had thought it to be a neat story. The main thing I remembered about it was the spilt between good and evil (or humans and monsters) with Cains killing of Abel. I recollect the mother and son relationship and Beowulf's role. But I didn't remember the details, although I could have taken a glance at the copy of the story I have in my collection. Again, no need to read it to enjoy the movie. Its full of action, gore and a beautifully muscled Beowulf, played by Ray Winstone.

If you don't already know, the movie is in CGI. While the characters maintain a bit of a vacant look, it is a giant step up from the looks of Polar Express (Tom Hanks). The details on some of the people, and most of the scenery and definitely the monsters, is amazing.

A snippet from a film review regarding the look of the actors/actresses:

"Anthony Hopkins looks every bit like Anthony Hopkins, only slightly more wizened, and worryingly more naked. Angelina Jolie gets digital breast implants - would they have given Einstein a bigger brain? As for Ray Winstone in the title role, he's sporting a six-pack that could splinter skulls.."


Jolie definitely looks animated/digital. There aren't any details to her and she looks the most "vacant" of them all. But still gorgeous in the short screen time her character had. The other characters in the movie have a greater 'real' look and 'feel' to them. Veins, hair, eye reflection, skin lines, gorgeous ripped man belly and thighs, and so forth.

See it in the IMAX theater for sure.

My date, "T" and I went to the 6:25 show this evening (Sat), which the tickets were purchased online earlier in the day (rock on!), since when we tried to go last night, the shows were sold out. The show we went to today sold out early as well.

I imagine it will be like that all weekend and then some.

ok, i am way over due for bed.. sleep.. dreams..




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Category: life

11/16/07 12:36 - 38ºF - ID#42158

nothing

Major writers block.

on every level.

sucks..............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Category: games

10/26/07 04:44 - 56ºF - ID#41822

Second Life

Second Life is crashing, not loading, freezing.. whatever, it isn't working.,

Makes me sad.

Its a cool, rainy day, and I wanted to spend it inside eating Doritos (which I havent had in many years) and playing around in Second Life.

grrr

Where else may I go that could be equally if not more entertaining?



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Category: animals

10/22/07 12:02 - 68ºF - ID#41741

Dwarf Hamster bedding - what kind?

ok.

I've commandeered the cutest dwarf hamster ever from my new friend/activity partner, "T". Every time I go over to his place, I am loving on his hamster, George. The little critter and I bonded quickly, eventually leading me to take him home forever more to keep. YAY!

So, although I was provided a little bit of bedding and food, I will need to buy some more very soon. Who knew there are so many types of bedding to choose from?! Hamster bedding/litter sold in the store is usually pine or cedar shavings. I have also noticed, "alpine" shavings as well. Which do I get?

In reading about cedar/pine shavings, it is reported that the use of it in cages is actually quite toxic and can contribute to respiratory illness among other ones. Cedar seems to be particularly bad; also happens to be the option I liked most, at the time, not that I have used it yet.

Alpine, according to the various literature, is considered non-toxic. I may purchase that.

However, I would like to consider the options-- and see what others opinions are on this. Does anyone know of alternatives that would be appropriate, environmentally friendly and super safe for a russian dwarf hamster? I am open to anything..

Thanks in advance!

I'm really disturbed that the cedar and pine shavings are packaged for use as bedding/litter for these creatures, when in actuality they are toxic and can greatly reduce their already short life span.


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Category: music

10/19/07 02:04 - 73ºF - ID#41708

music binge and purge

I've updated my music collection and I am rather pleased with myself, haha.

It had been awhile since I looked for music- I get so consumed in the search that several hours will go by unnoticed. Not a bad thing- just need to save it for a day that I can do that.

I have added new artists to my collection and have had the pleasure of acquiring more songs from some of my favorite artists. Bonus.

I also deleted a slew of music that I just seem to never bother listening to. It almost felt sad.

While I have a pretty cool music selection, there is plenty to be embarrassed about as well. I need to tuck those away into a folder all of its own. Shut up; you have a few dirty beats that get cranked up when no one else is around-- most likely in the car, right? right?!?! Thought so. :)

alright.. in no particular order..

well, the first three are the only ones that I did not have any music from, so I look forward to 'bonding' with the 'new' stuff:
  • Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Goldfrapp
  • Shiny Toy Guns

the remaining artists I already have in my collection, but just managed to find more of.. (yay!).. although some are still skimpy- -must keep looking:
  • Interpol
  • Nuclear Ramjet
  • Sphongle
  • Dead Can Dance
  • Blaqk Audio
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Dandy Warhols (my fave, along with Moby)
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • Tegan and Sara
  • a couple here and there from ..Moist, Nickelback, Lords of Acid, J-Lo
  • oh, and a slew of "mash ups" -- fun stuff.

--can always use more Aphex Twin, Fischerspooner, Infected Mushroom, Muse and Moby; although just not a priority right now.


I'm looking for some hard hitting aggressive stuff. Not even sure what genre. BT is working right now, but I'm thinking something edgier.

Suggestions of all sorts are welcome.

I'm also looking to add to my "Her Space Holiday" collection.

and to find and buy, Charlie Hunter Trio. good stuff, and my collection has been just begging for his (their) stuff.

Saw Charlie Hunter Trio at Thursday at the Square with a date, "T". The music was entertaining, although I was a bit weirded out with the company I was with. Glad I don't jump into anything with anyone- ever.




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