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Alma

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[
January 1, 2008
]
[ mood | accomplished ]

So, I'm friends-only, but I'm pretty good about friending everyone who comments. :) And sometimes I accidentally make public posts, so you can be happy about that. If I don't friend you, don't worry, it's nothing personal. I've just temporarily forgotten (this happens more than you probably think) and will get around to it. Really.

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[
January 1, 2008
]
[ mood | happy ]

Hey, guys. A few years ago, I made a friends-only post. That post I dated as January 1, 2008, not even sure if I would still have LJ by that time.

Well, I do.

I could change the date, but I've been thinking for a while that it's time for a change. I'm a different person now than I was when I accumulated the memories contained in the majority of this livejournal. I'm a much happier, saner person. And let's face it - I've hated this username since about the second day I had it.

It's time to move on.

The new journal is perculious. Please friend it, all of you! Happy New Year.

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[
October 30, 2007
]
[ mood | stressed ]

So NaNoWriMo is Thursday. Let's do this:

NaNoWriMo Music Sharing MemeCollapse )

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[
October 10, 2007
]
[ mood | tired ]

Having decided that my car is female, "Halpert" is out. So. I need a name that suits her personality.

Here's what I think of my car now that I've driven her a bit: she's cute, compact, functional, not very fashionable, a little tomboyish. If she were a person she'd have a cute nose and freckles.

what she looks likeCollapse )

Poll #1069440 blue 2006 Honda Civic

What should I name my car?

Jenny
8(44.4%)
PJ
10(55.6%)
Neither, your names suck
0(0.0%)

Any better ideas?

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[
July 14, 2007
]
[ mood | pensive ]

YOU GUYS I just thought of something and everyone's answer is "um, I don't know" so I'm posting it here for general discussion.

a little DH theorizing/metaCollapse )

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[
July 11, 2007
]
I'm still experimenting with summer desserts - the frozen yogurt pie is so basic, there's so much I could do with it. I'm thinking of making another one but adding some frozen raspberries in the blender and a little orange juice. How good would that be? Super good.

Also.

I GOT MY PERMIT.

YESSSSSSS.

i only failed the test twice!
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[
July 10, 2007
]
[ mood | cheerful ]

So. It's summer. I am a baking fiend, but summer is not the season for baking, so this is my experiment with a summery sort of pie. It is DELICIOUS - moreso than you think it's going to be, I swear - and actually quite healthy!

Auntie Laney's Frozen Yogurt Pie with Ground Walnut CrustCollapse )

crossposted to food_porn

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AKA: why the fuck didn't anyone tell me ahead of time so I could have done something cool?! [
June 14, 2007
]
[ mood | scared ]

It's 1:55 AM. I must be the last person on my flist to post about the widespread zombie uprising. Or am I... the last one left alive?!

Is there much of a difference? With the zombies crowded outside the door to my basement-turned-makeshift-zombie-shelter, banging to be let in, when my laptop battery flickers out I will have no more human contact anyway. And my nonperishables will run out eventually. This is now a war of attrition.

So this will probably be my last message to the world. If anyone even reads it before the zombies take over everything.

I just want to say that I love you guys. Not you, zombies, if you're reading this. You're probably not. You're probably just eating my laptop. Well, guess what. It doesn't have any brains. Take that, zombie fuckers! Tricked you again.

I hope you choke on me and die.

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[
May 30, 2007
]
So. I haven't commented yet on the recent... explosion on LJ, because almost every post on my flist for the past day or so has been about it. (If you've miraculously managed to avoid news of what has been called Strikethrough '07, or pornogate, or deletiongate, I'll gladly explain it to you... but I"m going to assume you're all well-informed, because, well, yeah, LJ explosion.) I'm not going to comment on it now, either - because what can you say besides "it's ridiculous and I'm against it all" - but I will say that as a way to deal with it, I like this comm: fandom_counts. You should go join it.
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[
March 16, 2007
]
[ mood | anxious ]

I'm doing a project for English that requires me to gather some people's opinions about satire and comedy. I would like to request that you all view a clip for me and answer some questions to help my research. It shouldn't take long and I would really appreciate it, since the project is due Monday and if you don't help me out I'm basically screwed.

I've disabled comments because this is not meant to spark a discussion. I'm just generating raw data.

The video is here.

PollCollapse )

Once again, my sincere thanks to everyone.

[
November 28, 2006
]
Zokutou word meter
50,000 / 50,000
(100.0%)


That's not an approximation; it's exactly 50,000 words. :D
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[
November 27, 2006
]
[ mood | happy ]

Was busy busy busy in the kitchen today. Sharing pictures and recipes for y'all. (crossposted to food_porn)

Apple Bavarian Torte (with pictures)Collapse )

As a bonus, the lemon ice cream pre-freezingCollapse )

6 comments, reply

[
November 21, 2006
]
[ mood | headachey ]

So! Many of you, my friends, are reaching the ends of your Nanowrimo novels. I am not one of your happy number, but I will be in a week. Therefore, I present to you:

Laney's Guide to Editing your NaNoCollapse )

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because seriously you guys, that gay rights thing is fucking annoying. (I mean - A Meme, Hooray!) [
October 4, 2006
]
[ mood | bitchy ]

"Why is it that, as the internet subculture, we are more comfortable passing on catch-phrases and quiz results than synthesizing our own unique thoughts and ideas?" - Nobody, actually, I just made that up

I would like to know who really likes passing on memes on LiveJournal. There is no bribe of a miracle or anything like that, but if you don't repost this, everyone will know you hate baby Jesus and eat puppies. If you truly love memes and mindlessly parroting anything anyone else posts on their lj, then repost this and title the post as "A Meme, Hooray!" If you have a sense of irony or humor, you could probably post this too. If you are appropriately indifferent, that's cool, whatevs. Thanks.

(I should stress that I didn't write this, in case there are any misconceptions. I stole it, because I am a sheep. Yay!)

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[
September 24, 2006
]
[ mood | stressed ]

Pick one:

Music
20(52.6%)
Lyrics
18(47.4%)


Please feel free to elaborate.
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what a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all 'round the sun [
August 8, 2006
]
[ mood | lethargic ]

So we've got me, Beans, Jeff, JW, Yulia, Noelle, Kayla, Adena and Cedilla definitely coming to NYC tomorrow, and maybe Iggie, who's going to call us either way. Pretty sweet.

I'm excited in theory, but, eh. I'm going through major... I think it's probably coffee withdrawal. I'm just so fucking exhausted. I can't work up enthusiasm for anything.

Whatever, I have to go pack. I love you crazy kids and tell me if anyone else can come.

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[
June 24, 2006
]
[ mood | shocked ]

So I've been reading the MsScribe Story for a few days now. I'm on chapter seven.

Jesus. Anyone who hasn't read it yet... well, I mean, you can say "msscribe had a ton of sockpuppets and used them to make friends", but that's such an oversimplification. This woman was like an evil genius. It's really fascinating, even if I don't understand most of the IP tracing stuff.

Charlotte Lennox is an unbelievable researcher and deserves so many kudos for pulling all this together and making it coherent. I know there's been a lot of wank about msscribe, and a lot of people have been asking, what's the big deal? Well, firstly, that one woman manipulated the inner workings of fandom so successfully - but mostly I think that Ms. Lennox's exposé is so smooth and well-written that it really catches people. You should read it for her absolutely phenomenal journalism skills more than anything else.

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I miss the old YSI. [
June 1, 2006
]
[ mood | excited ]

Everyone loves free music, right? Right.

1. Gavin Friday and Cillian Murphy - "Sand"
"I am a stranger in your land, a wandering man..."
This is from the Breakfast on Pluto soundtrack - Kitten's duet with Billy Hatchet, if you are unable to successfully translate actor's names into characters. Gavin Friday has a truly delicious voice that I never was able to fully appreciate when I was concentrating on Cillian in drag, which is half of why I love this song. The other half is Cillian in drag. Alright, it's just his voice, but still. I have an unhealthy addiction to this song.

2. Broken Social Scene - "It's All Gonna Break"
"And I know that you fuck what you love / And you love what you fuck"
Broken Social Scene is so. Much. Love. It took me a really long time to get into them because they didn't grab me right away, and the way I fell in love with them was by putting my Library on Shuffle and listening to their songs one at a time. "It's All Gonna Break" was one of the first songs that really blew me away. Plus it will make you feel super-indie. Download it and listen on headphones so you don't miss anything.

3. Spacehog - "Adam and Steve"
"Kissing in the woods after dark is not the way that babies are received."
Britt uploaded this song to her journal as part of her "gay playlist" and now I share its awesomeness with you. It's really fun and peppy, plus who doesn't love twisting the Bible? Adam/Steve = OTP.

4. Radiohead - "Optimistic"
"You can try the best you can / The best you can is good enough"
If you don't have the album Kid A, you are not only missing out on some fantastic music, you are ignoring a huge cornerstone of rock culture and you should feel very ashamed. Listen to this one on headphones too.

5. Sonia y Selena - "Yo Quiero Bailar"
"Cuando llega el calor, los chicos se enamoran/ es la brisa y el sol..."
So I gave you Broken Social Scene for the indie cred and Radiohead for the cultural importance, and here's the other end of the spectrum. This is the one that you're gonna want to hide away and never admit to listening to. Bouncy Spanish pop, completely addictive and fabulous for dancing around to when no one else is home. Plus the Spanish is not hard, so those of you who know a little can understand it and feel all smart.

6. Placebo - "Plasticine"
"Beauty lies inside desire / And doesn't wayward heart redeem"
I hope a lot of you already have a ton of Placebo, but I'm just making sure. I was having an identity crisis earlier in the year, and this song really had a huge effect on the way it resolved itself. I've heard people say "Just be yourself" a thousand times, but it never really sunk in until I heard it put this way.

7. Bright Eyes - "Waste of Paint"
"You're blind, you see / No beauty could have come from me"
Pretty much the most emo song ever. If you're in that kind of mood, you can listen to it and go, "God, it's so true, why is life cruel?" If you're not, you can just listen and go, "Haha, emo."

8. RENT - "Take Me Or Leave Me"
"Just remember that I'm your baby."
Because Minty asked for something off the second disc of RENT, and it has Idina Menzel.

9. Paul McCartney - "A Fine Line"
"Everything is better when you come on the stage"
First off - I dare someone to use that lyric in a dirty Brian/Stefan Placebo slashfic. Anyway. I saw Paul perform this when I went to his concert and loved it instantly. Also, Minty, who is the hugest Beatles fan ever, has not heard it, so she needs to. (Why yes, this did start as the General Music Post and turn into the Minty Music Post, why do you ask?)

10. Paddy's Irish Clan - "Fuck the British Army"
"...And if I had a face like you, I'd join the British army."
I love the Breakfast on Pluto soundtrack so very, very much that I couldn't possibly only have one song from it. It was a hard choice, but I uploaded this one because it's like all Celtic music you've ever heard, but all rock and edgy. And they swear. Everyone knows profanity makes music good. Or something.

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[
December 25, 2005
]
[ mood | whorish ]

breaking in XavierCollapse )

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[
December 22, 2005
]
[ mood | so, so amused ]

Hope came home! (My 22-year-old sister, for those who don't know.)

Of straight girls having lesbian flingsCollapse )

Man, all my "straight" friends just came out of their closets, and now I have no straight sisters left either.

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