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16 January 2009 @ 10:48 pm
Perhaps I should get a twitter account. But I suppose nobody will read that either....

Posted by ShoZu

26 December 2008 @ 07:44 pm
Ahoy my friends,
I have sold out. At this moment, I am blogging from ShoZu, a neat app for my brand new iPhone. OK, this thing is awesome. I also have a texting plan now so feel free to text me. My new phone number was emailed to anyone who should have it... If you are one of them but dinnae get it, let me know and I'll resend.
Peace out!

Posted by ShoZu

So I haven't updated in a while, and this is what you get! Muwahahahahaha.....

I've Seen 72 of These 168 Movies!
Swiped from kaichi_satake:

Put "I've seen ____ of these 168 movies" in the subject line and repost. SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 168 movies on this list. Put your score in header and re-post.

Why 168? I dunno. I'm only a copy cat, in this instance. ;P
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I refuse to explain some of these answers.

If you want to, you can try to get answer out of me. :)

but at least I supposedly have a life... but not by much.

- A
30 January 2008 @ 01:01 pm
It's been a while since I've updated, but I'm finally fired up enough about something to write again.

I saw the results of the Florida Democratic primary, and I was dismayed.

Not by Clinton "winning." but by the sheer number of voters who voted in it. Democrat voters did themselves a great disservice by justifying the DNC's action of stripping Florida of its delegates by voting in the primary anyway.

If I still lived in Florida, I'd have fought for this:

Democratic voters should have avoided the polls entirely. Not a single dem voter should have voted in the primary. If there were other ballot issues to vote on, then FL voters should have run a write-in "None Of The Above" campaign for the Democratic primary. The results reported to news agencies should have shown not a single vote for ANY of the Democratic primary candidates. None of them.

And then FL voters should have all signed their names to an open letter to the Democratic National Committee:
"Dear DNC Leaders.
"We demand a formal apology for your unconstitutional treatment of your constituents in the state of Florida. Unless the DNC makes a formal apology and finds some way to make the votes of Florida Democrat voters COUNT, the results of this election -- with not a single Democratic vote cast for a Democratic candidate -- will be repeated when the actual Presidential election comes around in November. And the Democratic candidate will lose Florida... a state the could mean the difference between winning and losing.
"You wanted to play games. You punished the voters for something over which they had no control, stripping us of our right to vote for our representatives in federal government because the Florida State Election committee changed a date."

(optional: "Grow up, you're acting like foot-stomping, tantrum-throwing toddlers.")

"Thank you."

Bah. What a sham of Democracy.
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
01 January 2008 @ 06:49 pm
Well, here we go.

1. More artwork. Not necessarily more comics, but definitely more artwork.
2. I bought a guitar, might as well learn to play it.
3. Win the lottery. (Sighh... some of my resolutions I can't really control.)
4. Use the exercise equipment I bought. Not to lose weight or bulk up, just keep healthy. I bought it. Use it.
5. Fight the credit bureaus until I get my gaddamned record cleaned up. Err, not fight, "Work with". Yeah.
6. Try to get wife pregnant. A lot. With plenty of practice beforehand. >:D
7. Get on a game show. (Siighhhhhh.... Can only apply for them, and hope....)
8. Stop using the computer so much. If I need it for work or for artwork or for email, fine. No more chatting unless there's productive chat going on. So much of what I do online is a waste of time.
9. Sleep better.
10. Finish my garage.
11. Renovate the front yard and back yard - pull out ugly shrubs and plants; plant native, drought-tolerant plants that will also feed and hide wildlife. Get backyard habitat certification for it.
12. Paint the bathroom, hallway, and stairwell.
13. Learn moldmaking and casting (resin, plaster, plastic, rubber, etc.)
13a. Don't kill myself with fumes from casting materials.
14. Make more things with my hands, like furniture pieces, paintings, odds and ends, etc. CREATE.
15. Clear out all of my old books that I'll never read or use again. Anyone want some books?
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Tinnitus
14 December 2007 @ 10:50 am
From Bre Pettis of Make:Magazine :
"I make these adorable dolls with sad faces so that their owners will always have something sadder than themselves."
I know some people who need a few of these.....
Soon as I get a sewing machine I'll start making some. :P
01 December 2007 @ 11:43 am


08 November 2007 @ 01:18 pm
Hi all (and a particular person who knows who he is)...

I'm trying to help someone kick a chem dependence on sleep meds (not really an addiction since she doesn't WANT to take them, but is dependent on them now to sleep and to get thru a day without a migraine). We're trying to get off the prescription meds with non-scrip meds like benadryl, but I was going to start using valerian. However, I dunno what the current protocol is for valerian. When I Was taking it years ago to help me sleep days between night shifts, I read some papers that said to stop taking it b/c it was causing serious side effects to people taking it.

Any thoughts?

04 November 2007 @ 11:30 am
Happy birthday to my good friend and really cool guy matt_sheep! Who won't see this anyway since abandoning Livejournal for Myspace, without even telling us how to fucking find him on MySpace, because it's pretty damned certain that the first result returned on MySpace for his whole name, isn't him... unless he's now a rock musician in Little Rock, Arkansas or whatever the hell it was.

So, yeah.

Thanks for keeping in touch, you monkey's arse. :-)

PS I'd like to start back up on our project, if you'd please show some signs you're alive, OK?
- A
25 October 2007 @ 01:35 pm
To my very good and awesome friend oginao:


Hugz :)
Current Location: Not telling
12 October 2007 @ 08:39 pm
OK, no new avatar this time (though I did snap a pic of one that reads "Darf Ich", I'm debating if I should make it an avatar) but something weird.

This state has probably the most special-interest plates of any state in the union. While looking thru the list, I came across these gems:

... Tobacco Heritage? Like that's something to be proud of?

Ducks Unlimited!

Parrotheads! I don't get what Jimmy Buffett has to do with Virginia, but apparently something....

Nothing says more about a person than letting the world know they kill harmless foxes for fun!
12 October 2007 @ 08:31 pm
Overheard in a discussion about the necessity/cruelty of male circumcision:

"Everyone please calm down, you're making a mountain out of a mohel."


If you don't get it, look it up in Wikipedia.
12 October 2007 @ 08:01 pm
Well, that's that.

Today was my last day as a traveling consultant. People at my client site seem so unhappy that I'm leaving, and I kinda hate making people feel that way, and I REALLY hope the project doesn't suffer for my absence (which was the reason I stayed on there as a consultant for a year, to get them through the rough times and to see the project thru to the end of the phase I was working on).
I've agreed to let them call me or email me if they need help, but on the understanding that I can only work on their issues off-hours since I have a job. :)
It's cathartic, I suppose. And a relief. I've been away from home so much that my new house hasn't REALLY been feeling like home, though it's getting there with each bit of yardwork and home improvement I do. Now I'll be home every night so that will be nice. Hopefully my wife can tolerate having me around 40% more of the time than I have been this past year.

Looking forward to starting the new job on Monday. For some reason I didn't give myself any time off. Just the weekend, during which I plan to plant two trees, finish a comic, and waste a goodly portion of the rest of the time until I go to sleep on Sunday. Then on Monday, it's back to the grind.


- A
16 September 2007 @ 10:05 am
I don't get it... it must be cheap as candy to get customized license plates here in VA.
I am going to find the best ones and make them all Avatars. :)

- A
09 September 2007 @ 09:09 pm
Welcome to a new feature of my livejournal, pet peeves!

Number One: Commercials on XM Radio.
For fuxxakes, I'm PAYING for the radio service. I DON'T WANT to listen to commercials.
I can get broadcast radio for free, if I wanted to listen to commercials every 20 minutes.

Open letter to XM Radio stations:

STOP PLAYING COMMERCIALS, GODDAMNIT! Or I will be forced to cancel my subscription and sell my stock.
Thank you.

- A
20 August 2007 @ 12:46 pm
First, you should probably read this comic (Looking For Group) to REALLY understand this video. But... it is brilliant. I usually hate things like this with mindless violence for the sake of violence, especially of particular types (those of you who know me will understand what), but this is just too brilliant to hate. And try as I might, I could not help but laugh through most of this.

Love it.

12 August 2007 @ 07:25 pm
Nicked from... err... who the heck was it? Oh yeah, zenboiuke:

You scored as Beast, Beast is an intelligent, politcal spokesman for the X-Men. He has a Ph.D in Genetics and is well versed in literature. He may look like a blue fuzzy monster, but deep down he's very benevolent and logical. Powers: Enhanced strength and agility.







Jean Grey










Emma Frost






Most Comprehensive X-Men Personality Quiz 2.0
created with QuizFarm.com
06 August 2007 @ 01:14 pm
Advice first:
Do NOT charge head-first AND head-down into an elevator just because you saw the doors open while gawking at the floor. LOOK UP, and make sure you're not barreling into people with luggage trying to, you know, get OFF the elevator to make room for your ego. Damnit.

Quiz, nicked from kaichi_satake:
Note, last time I took this test (for real, part of some team-building exercise at work), I wan an INTP, aka Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving. :(

Your Score: Freak- INFJ

20% Extraversion, 53% Intuition, 40% Thinking, 53% Judging

Well, well, well. How did someone like you end up with the least common personality type of them all? In a group of 100 Americans, only 0.5 others would be just like you. You really are one of a kind... In fact, I do believe that that's one of the definitions for the word "FREAK."

Freak's not such a bad word to describe you actually.

You are deep, complex, secretive and extremely difficult to understand. If that doesn't scream "Freak!" I don't know what does. No-one actually knows the REAL you, do they?

You probably have deep interests in creative expression as well as issues of spirituality and human development.

You've probably even been called a "psychic" before, because of your uncanny knack to understand and "read" people without quite knowing how you do it. Don't fret. You're not actually psychic. That would make you special and you'll never accomplish that.

You're also quite possible the most emotional of them all, so don't take this all too hard. Nevertheless you most definitely have the strangest personality type and that's not necessarily a good thing.


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.


The other personality types are as follows...

Loner - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving

Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving

Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

The Brutally Honest Personality Test
Current Location: Desk
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
30 July 2007 @ 10:27 pm
Well, we're done moving, now it's just unpacking, organizing, and decorating.

And patching the *&^@$!% drywall holes.

Been cleaning up the rental something fierce so we'll get our deposit back. Mr. Clean magic erasers are my new favoritest cleaning tool ever.

OK, all done. If you didn't get my new addy and phone # and you are for some reason entitled to it, let me know. :)

- A