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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
8:58 am - Happy Towel Day!

"...any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with."

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Friday, December 17th, 2010
8:28 am - Leo, we miss you
"If we're going to walk into walls I want us running into them full speed. We're going to lose some of these battles, and we might even lose the White House, but we're not going to be threatened by issues. We're going to bring 'em front and center. We're going to raise the level of public debate in this country, and let that be our legacy."


AND

"A little thing called team morale, Josh, you gotta make people feel good about themselves. All right, shut the hell up, everybody, I've fired more people than you before breakfast."

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
10:08 am - When you see this, quote Leo McGarry.
"We've got separation of powers, checks and balances, and Margaret, vetoing things and sending them back to the Hill!"

current mood: nostalgic

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
8:41 am - Love Makes a Marriage
Amen.

Copy this sentence into your LiveJournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

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Monday, March 19th, 2007
3:25 pm - These aren't my words, but are my sentiments
"I don't agree with what's going on. I don't want another life lost in this fruitless mess. I want it over. I want our troops to come home and receive proper health care, both for their physical and mental health. I want retribution for the people of Iraq who've had their infrastructure destroyed, and who've lost so many more people than we have in this mess. I want peace."
(from www.poppymom.com)
I agree.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
12:07 pm - Help a blogger out
Measuring The Speed of Meme
[Short Version: Link to a postt in the name of science. Ask others to do the same. Results to be announced during the "Meet the Bloggers" panel at MLA 2006.]

http://acephalous.typepad.com/acephalous/2006/11/measuring_the_s.html
Read more...Collapse )

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Friday, May 5th, 2006
9:49 am - fanfic to avoid
Link to HP fanfic that the author would rather not read (me too).
I really like the first two:

Harry Potter and the Uneventful Year When No One Tried to Kill Him

Harry Potter and the New Love Interest Who Happens to Have the Same Name as the 15-Year-Old Girl Writing this Fanfic



http://www.capnwacky.com/lists/list43.html

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
11:18 am - When you see this on your flist, quote Leo McGarry.
I don't have a lot of quotes on this computer, but I found this moment:

Bartlet: See, but a dungeon would have put an end to that.
McGarry: We learn these lessons the hard way.
Bartlet: I think you're trying to cover up the fact that you're enjoying this.
McGarry: I'm not trying to cover it up at all.
**************************************************************
Not said by him, but about him-

"You fought in a war, got me elected, and you run the country. I think we all owe you one, don't you?"

Ditto for John Spencer. He gave us a lot of great moments.

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Wednesday, December 28th, 2005
12:49 pm
Hand-Raiser
You are 57% Rational, 57% Extroverted, 0% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant.
You are the Hand-Raiser, that annoying kid in class who always had an answer for everything. No doubt, as a child you probably sat in the front of the class, anxiously waving your hand back and forth in the air while your teacher desperately tried to avoid calling on you because you were the ONLY fucking kid that answered her questions. Clearly, the key traits of your personality are your rationality and your extroversion. You are like a little talkative calculator, in other words. You also tend to be rather gentle and less arrogant than most people. So what is your defect, then? Well, you're boring, and when you're not boring, you are just plain annoying with your ultra-logical responses and constant need to talk to others. So keep waving that hand in the air, son. I'm still not calling on you. You are too logical, you talk too much, and your humility and gentleness only makes me hate you more, because they make me feel like I almost SHOULDN'T hate you. But I do. Big time.


To put it less negatively:

1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.

2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
10:06 am - IPods/ITunes
Can anyone give me advice about IPods/ITunes? The littlest axe murderer (TM Bgirl)has decided she wants one: (whine, I'm the only girl without one in my class...we don't have a summer home in Maine like everyone else...everyone gets more allowance than me. That's what comes of sending her to a fancy pants private school. She is probably right.)

In any case, any advice? We'll probably do it for Christmas and not her birthday next month, but I am not sure.

current mood: confused

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
8:43 am


You Are the Very Gay Winnie the Pooh!





Come on, he doesn't wear pants!
And he's a little too obsessed with Christopher Robin


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Friday, January 21st, 2005
12:49 pm




You're Maine!

Wild and untamed, you have a vibrant and independent spirit. Most of your
time is spent contemplating yet another way to market lobster to the rest of the world.
This makes you feel at sea from time to time, or even unable to see the forest for the
trees. Everyone thinks your hometown is a much more famous town on the other side of the
world, but you vaguely enjoy the confusion and the secrecy that results from this. After
all, every town everywhere has a street you like to think is named in your
honor.



Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
11:12 am - Ho, ho, ho
Merry Festivus- for those celebrating

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Monday, November 22nd, 2004
10:13 am
HASH(0x8b69238)
Which Silver Screen Siren are you?

brought to you by Quizilla

current mood: bouncy

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Friday, October 15th, 2004
10:35 am
01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Stayed up all night long, and watch the sun rise.
15. Seen the Northern Lights (on my "before I die" list)
16. Gone to a huge sports game.
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne
25. Given more than you can afford to charity
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Held a lamb
36. Enacted a favourite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
48. Had two hard drives for your computer
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced

52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
55. Watched wild whales
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Visited Ireland
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan
67. Bench pressed your own weight
68. Milked a goat
69. Alphabetized your records

70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theatre
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Dropped Windows in favour of something better
84. Started a business
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honour of a woman
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie

92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made you dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake Colorado River
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas.
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship.
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favourite childhood toy
128. Followed your favourite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did.
132. Called or written your Congress person

133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
134. ...more than once?

135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking.
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived.
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
142a. Had a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Killed a human being
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden on a motorcycle
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of 100mph or faster
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild, but the kind you're not supposed to eat
157. Ridden a horse
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground
169. Been a sperm or egg donor
170. Eaten sushi
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions.
175. Gone back to school
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name
178. Petted a cockroach
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes
180. Read The Iliad
181. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read more just continue to read everything
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting hurt
187. Skipped all your school reunions
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
189. Been elected to public office
190. Written your own computer language
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
193. Built your own PC from parts
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Dyed your hair
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Written your own role playing game
200: Been arrested




Not sure where I should put this- so thanks to pirate jenn 212 for the icons.

current mood: accomplished

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