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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
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    I met an Oddbill just now! :D
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
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    Hooray!
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2011
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    Yay!

    argos

    That was fun. We ate fried pickles and drank beer. It was not a bad drive at all. Let's do it again soon!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2011
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    Yep,that's a nice photo.Happy for you guys.
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2011
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    @ Cat- I really enjoyed your Slender Man piece, fascinating stuff, cheers.
    I got a new(2nd hand sofa) yesterday which my aching back is really going to appreciate, especially after having to hoist it down from a second floor flat on a rope and pulley.
    I also was lucky to be visited by two old friends from glasgow who happened to be in town last night, one of whom I haven't seen in fourteen years, or as she put it-"since you had hair."
    A late nights drinking at a scottish pace followed, for which I am suffering slightly today at work.
    As far as the coffee shop project goes it seems we may have some investors interested enough to get involved which would be a remarkable achievement for us to get together a business plan with funding having been given just six weeks notice. Of course it could still all go horribly wrong but I'm closer to this dream than I could have ever expected.
    just a few more hoops to jump through, I'm guessing these will be the ones that they set on fire just to make it interesting.
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    I got my Christmas presents early.

    Have you ever gotten gifts that may not be the most flashy, or fun, but are something that you really really need, and will probably use every single day for several years? That's what I got.

    Since we moved into our apartment, my office has been extremely cramped, with my girlfriend's futon in there. Well, she moved her futon out, and now I have a very nice new dresser and bookshelf.

    Which means, I can actually have an organized office, with all of my clothes, uniforms and books in my actual office! It feels like an actual room now!

    At first, I was like; "Oh. Wow. A dresser. Neat," (but not out loud) but now I see how actually thoughtful of a gift it is.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2011
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    I got a pair of steel-toe boots a week early one year due to a snowstorm, which was very useful.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2011
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    Coasted to an A in my programming course (80.8% or thereabouts).

    Still waiting to hear back from some professors about academic references, but this is helpful to my psyche.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2011
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    Made cranberry spice cake. Two 9" round cake pans went in, half of one of those cake pans is now in my stomach.

    Oy. But nommmm.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2011
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    @Allana Congrats!

    Me, I figured out a sewing machine and will be making a few things (well, TRYING to) in the next week.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2011
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    Best out of context twitter exchange I've ever had:

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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    I follow a small handful of pro voice actors, partly as a fan, partly as...I dunno...an acolyte? because I want to follow in their footsteps? on Twitter. Two of them produced a movie and have been tweeting up a storm about it. I don't do iTunes and am poor so buying the DVD didn't seem likely, so I've kept to cheering them on but in a way that doesn't attract too much notice. But then they announced a free screening at a tiny moviehouse in downtown. They would be there, there would be a Q&A and a reception. Pretty good deal, especially for anyone interested in making a movie.

    Even though I don't live in LA I live plenty close to get in for the day. (I whine about Anaheim a lot; there's nothing going on here and it's a pain in the ass to drive into LA all the time - gas is expensive and I drive a guzzling truck.) I just don't like making repeated trips because of the inconvenience; generally I try to make just one trip for a weekend (gone are the days I could crash with a friend and make multiple appointments). For this weekend I had planned to go to a friend's Christmas party last night however he heard that I'm sick and didn't want me to be unsafe driving or some such. Maybe he was more worried I'd make his guests sick. Either way that was some fancy diagnosing from 35 miles away & without seeing or hearing me. (I do have a cold, it's very much under control and I told him so.) So I was uninvited to the party. Fine. Freed me up for the going to the movie.

    Headed up at a run - morning got a bit fouled up and I missed until the last minute that the screening was in the afternoon - so I literally dashed in to the lobby and practically came to a screeching halt when the two VO actors said hi.

    Have I ever mentioned how awesome VO actors are? More or less universally they've been totally rad, totally patient, helpful, informative and just sweet.

    And tonight was more of the same. I meant to try and avoid shaking hands (see ref: cold) but one took my hand before I could think. I got to tell him he'd actually heard my demo because I asked him off the cuff for a listen/review which he'd granted. I managed to keep the fangirling to an absolute minimum - I kept my fan commentary to the movie and to a VO book they wrote (zero digressions into anime! go me!) - and thanked them profusely for being so open and helpful.

    The movie was a treat (Tumbling After if you want to look it up on iTunes), a total mindfuck. I'm still not sure what exactly happened. Lots of people having sex, rather a bit of murder... or... possibly not. Clever, psychotic fun. Oh.. and at the theatre they had a prize giveaway of popcorn, popcorn tub, a coffeemug and the DVD - and I won!

    HEhe. Yeah, file today under win. }:>
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    A few people remarked on how well i look and that my skull-skin looks human after a NA meeting yesterday.This cool american guy who used to interview Burroughs said he will sponsor me WHEN i've finished my detox.I made a start on clearing up my flat even though i had to pretend i was Scarface to do it.

    "Come on you fooking rubbish..we go to fooking war"

    Being silly has it's positives.
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    Went to a Alanon meeting last night, after bullshitting around and not going for about a month. I had gone to an Aftercare thing with my girlfriend a few weeks ago, but I know it's been bugging her that I haven't been going to regular meetings.

    So, I went, got a two-month chip, and shared a little bit, basically saying that I haven't been going because I'm full of shit, since she's been doing so good I told myself lies like I must be fine and I don't need to go, it's her problem, not mine.

    After the meeting, I asked her to help me go to the Sunday night meetings regularly. Sunday nights there's an AA and Alanon at the same time, so we can walk back and forth together, and I think she likes that too. I know it helps me get motivated.

    OK. I'm getting off of my ass & I'm not going to be lazy about this shit anymore.

    ETA: Also, wrote a blog thing yesterday, felt kinda dark going back there again, but it felt good to get it off of my chest.
  3.  (10374.75)
    This weekend I had two first dates. The first was with a lovely lady and went very well. She lives about 10 minutes away from me, which is a fair step up from the 1.5-2 hours that seems to be the norm lately. The second turned out to be a train-wreck, which I'm thankful for. I'm not really cut out for dating more than one person at a time, especially considering how little free time I really have. But it turned out to be a funny train-wreck. She sent me a text a few minutes after we were supposed to meet to let me know she couldn't find a place to park. I told her not to worry. She asked if we could sit at the bar. I assumed she thought I was standing around waiting or something and told her it's OK, I'd already gotten a table. Her reply... "I hate tables. Aren't I fun already?" There was no connection at all. About 3/4 of the way through her first drink, she announced she should settle up because if she finished she wasn't going to be able to drive home. I agreed then that that would be best. The whole thing lasted under an hour. I spent more time driving each way.

    While I am cautiously optimistic about the first lady, I'm going to hold off on getting too excited. Let's see how things go after a few more dates.

    Other than that, I got the majority of my Crass-consumerismass holiday shopping done this weekend. I didn't get any writing done though. I got Crooked Little Vein out of the library Saturday and read it for the first time. It took me about 36 rather busy hours to finish. It was lots of fun. That Ellis fellow can apparently write. Who knew?
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    Hey sellme, don't write off the bitchy lady.

    I'm about to propose to my girlfriend, and although we met at my old job, we began dating after we went out for drinks with friends, where she insulted me for having my t-shirt tucked into my jeans "Why do you do that? It looks fucking stupid? Untuck your fucking shirt." and called me out for renting a room in my house to her roommate's ex-boyfriend, "You should have just stayed out of it and minded your own fucking business."

    A week later, she took me out for drinks to apologize for her earlier rudeness, and I've been getting laid steadily by her ever since (not to mention the fact that I'm also head-over-heels in love as well).

    If I hadn't had the gentlemanly sense to understand that her rudeness wasn't who she really was, I'd be missing out.

    Then again, that behavior could be exactly who that woman is, so you never know.

    ETA: Wow, was that a whole bunch of TMI? *shrug* I dunno. I have no filter.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    Heh. Go Mr, Spy, go, go! Rock on and congratulations.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    Aye,all the best gov' spy with you proposal and all.

    Glad you got to a meeting.I was wondering if you had so that's something good.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2011
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    My wife and I were enemies before we became lovers. This was in 1994, the week The Downward Spiral dropped.

    There's something to be said for sexual tension sublimated into hostility.
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    @GovSpy - Counterpoint. My ex-Wife and I didn't hit it off when we first met (look at me being politic!), but moved past it. (Hot + lots of sex + major surgery for me + narcotics = best way to marry SMYS) I'm still paying off the money I had to borrow for the divorce attorney and will be for years. (Have I given you kids my talk about why nothing says love like a Pre-Nup? Seriously... don't get married without one. If shit goes south you're both better off not spending a combined $20-30k.) If the lady who doesn't like tables wants to reach out to me and go out again... I'd be open (although, I've got a cuter lady who lives just down the street and hit it off with me right away that wants to go out again so I will not be making any overtures).

    Also... you tucked in your shirt? Was that to go along with your pegged pants? What the hell? You're lucky you have your old lady to dress you, because you're clearly not qualified.

    @Fauxhammer - I don't think there was sexual tension. Hell the table thing was via text before we ever saw each other in the flesh.

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