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So we've all been watching over my grandpa closely, since he's going through chemotherapy and has been very weak, right? And now my grandma has fallen and broken her hip. We thought she was home taking a nap and instead she was on the floor, for two hours. Jesus god.
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Just downloaded samurize and am in love! It's a windows app that lets you embed text, images, scripts and plugins into the desktop. I only really need it for embedding to-do lists right now, but I can't wait until I have some time to play around with it. No more embedding text the hard way into every background image! Hooray!
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Oh, spam. How I love thee.
ahahaha )


Sep. 24th, 2008 08:32 am
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Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Starfleet Crewperson

75% Intrigue, 68% Civilization, 63% Humanity, 59% Urbanization.

really? awesome... )
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It may be crude, but I have an inordinate fondness for the phrase, "no shit, sherlock."


In other news: man, I am so burned out, despite feeling gleefully victorious over the completion of two assignments. Unfortunately, project number three is kicking my obstinate, procrastinating butt. I want my week off so bad.
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Finals almost done. Oy. I have one big thing to take care of, one medium thing to do, two tiny things and then that's it. Freedom for a month, I can't wait!

On another note - my birthday weekend was perfect, except of course for how we came home only to find out my grandpa has lung cancer, and it may have already spread. Sigh. It's been a long week.
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(Taken from [personal profile] maribou and others)
One word meme: 35 total )
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--grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] samandriel: To each letter of the alphabet write a word/name connected to you.
Hokay. )
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D'oh, something I forgot to say: One thing I like about the two graphic novels in the last post (Re-Gifters, My Faith In Frankie) is that, for stories written and illustrated by men, they're filled with engaging, kickass, interesting women and girls. Everyone regardless of gender is three-dimensional, complicated and silly and unique and imperfect and depicted with realistic body shapes (well, stylized, sure, but nobody looks like Barbie or Ken, or Pamela Anderson or the men from 300). In the comics industry, that is something that can be hard to find - humor and caricature without being derogatory, respect without it being some kind of statement. These are good storytellers, good artists.

newly read

Mar. 28th, 2008 01:46 am
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So what's new this time?

12. Calling On Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (YA fantasy)
13. Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy (novel)
14A. Girls With Slingshots volume 1 by Danielle Corsetto (webcomic, print version) [re-read]
14B. The Battlestar Galactica Storybook by ... um, Scholastic Book Services? (vintage storybook, copyright date 1979)
15A. The Black Hole: a pop-up book by Walt Disney Studios (vintage storybook, copyright date 1979)
15B. Re-Gifters by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew, and Marc Hempel (graphic novel) [re-read]
16A. My Faith In Frankie by Mike Carey, Sonny Liew, and Marc Hempel (graphic novel) [re-read]

*note: I've been counting re-reads and children's picture books as 1/2 a book, which is what those A's and B's are all about.

The reviews are here... no spoilers! )

and the full List... )

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge


Mar. 20th, 2008 02:22 am
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Feb. 21st, 2008 02:03 pm
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"The poet has come back" by Margaret Atwood

The poet has come back to being a poet
after decades of being virtuous instead.

Can't you be both?
No. Not in public.

You could, once... )
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The lineup:

7. Funny Accent by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker
8. Searching For Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
9. Calling On Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
10. Strange Attractors by Rebecca Goldstein
11A. Samurai Champloo Roman Album by Dark Horse Manga/ Shinichiro Watanabe
11B. The Good Times by James Kelman

What I thought of them...  )

Books Read So Far: (new in bold)

1. The Book Thief (5/5)
2A. The Golden Compass (5/5)
2B. a softer world: truth and beauty bombs (4.5/5)
3. How To Build A Robot Army (5/5)
4. Light (3/5)
5. World War Z (5/5)
6. Dealing With Dragons (4.5/5)
7. Funny Accent (5/5)
8. Searching For Dragons (4/5)
9. Calling On Dragons (4/5)
10. Strange Attractors (5/5)
11A. Samurai Champloo Roman Album (4/5)
11B. The Good Times (2/5)

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge


Feb. 19th, 2008 03:07 pm
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Aaaagh. Finally got my computer back yesterday, have been spending a stupid amount of time setting the bastard back up and reinstalling all the programs I lost when the hard drive crashed. I'm still not done. Rrrrgh. The damn thing wasn't even 5 months old yet!

The main thing I'm pissed about is losing about 2 months' worth of bookmarks I'd been planning to move over to del.icio.us but hadn't yet. Almost all my files were backed up, thank god, but I have been so slowed down the last couple weeks without access to the frickin' programs that the old laptop I've had to use instead just can't handle. Which was the reason for the new desktop in the first place!

Oh well, at least it's back now with a functioning fan and (hopefully) functioning hard drive. The last couple weeks have just been so... tiring.

Book reviews coming soon.


Jan. 30th, 2008 02:01 am
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Finished a couple more books, will post 'em officially sometime tomorrow.

Interesting things:

I now own this little guy, and he's adorable. What can I say, I'm a sucker for Jim Henson.

There's just something hilarious about this vinyl toy, and I can't decide if my favorite part of him is his little buck teeth or his arms.

Do's and Don'ts with Babies. I almost herniated something reading these!

Best customer review in the history of customer reviews.

Peter Callesen. Paper cutout art, among other things, and simply awe inspiring.
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More books!

Three, to be exact. )

Books Read So Far: (new in bold)

1. The Book Thief (5/5)
2A. The Golden Compass (5/5)
2B. a softer world: truth and beauty bombs (4.5/5)
3. How To Build A Robot Army (5/5)
4. Light (3/5)
5. World War Z (5/5)
6. Dealing With Dragons (4.5/5)

ETA: oops! meant to say: crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] 50bookchallenge
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book meme, borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] dossier

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. ( I love LibraryThing, by the way. Soo much.) Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't/didn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Tilde what you think is worth rereading. Underline those on your to-read list.Read more... )

Huh. farther along than I thought I'd be.
There are a few books I'm surprised are and aren't on this list.


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