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Jun. 3rd, 2009 | 02:18 am

Good.  Gravy. 

I have a new favorite band and it is this.  They have a website, but it has one of those annoying embedded media players, so...take them headphones off first. 

God, do I ever love pirates.  Love em'! 

Yeah, that's about all I've got for today.  :B

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A snek is a lond creekr.

May. 26th, 2009 | 09:28 pm
mood: confusedconfused

Caught a snake this morning! See, kids, you should go right outside and play around on woodpiles.

It's just a little garter snake, a female I think...? The tail's all stumpy; I can't quite remember if that's how you tell or not. I cleaned out and feng-shuied up the terrarium from one of last year's mantises; it's the perfect size for a small snake even if it was ludicrously, MTV Cribs huge for the insect, so I'm glad I bought it after all. I figure I'll keep her to watch for a few days, then let her go. The woodpile's gone as of tomorrow, but she'll be happy enough under the tool shed.

The neighbor's bringing his kids over tomorrow to have a look in an effort to reverse some of the damage their nature-phobic mother has wrought on them. :B I like her and all, but I'm not sure how she can stand living being that afraid of and disgusted by...well, everything outside. Dirt, worms, snakes, the more assertive varieties of bird, cats, bugs, mice, and I don't think she's a fan of plants, either. It puzzles me deeply.

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So yeah. In conclusion: Snakes are awesome and fix everything.

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I'm too young to be this boring.

May. 1st, 2009 | 03:24 pm

My latest attempt at actually doing my undergraduate capstone research correctly so that I can actually graduate sometime has officially stumbled out of the gate, now that I've finally found a supplier again. The place I bought from last year has mysteriously vanished, and many days of Google-fu were expended trying to find anyone who isn't some random person on eBay or a shady Geocities site who I could buy a handful of the same species of adult mantises from. Lo and behold, and now maybe I can get this goddamn experiment over with that I've been losing sleep over for a year and a fucking half. Oh, weird anxiety disorder thing that I have, I could have been done with this six months ago if it weren't for you. :|

Now if I can just find a bittering agent that actually works on inverts without, y'know, poisoning them. Everyone's in a big-ass hurry to kill insects, but I guess there's not a big market for things that taste yucky to them whilst allowing them to go on living on God's earth.

All in all, this is the time of year when I'm sort of casually slouching towards finals, having been burnt out entirely by now on the very idea of bettering myself through higher education. So, while I've been putting off doing things that I need to be doing, here's some blogs I've been reading and an entry from my flist that I must share because it's awesome. Why yes, I am on the Eight Year Plan. I fear success, you see.
They ought to call it ACK!edemia okay no I'm sorryCollapse )


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Apr. 16th, 2009 | 10:28 pm
mood: sleepysleepy

I got to tour a supercomputer facility today.  It was super cool, but I had to get up about three hours earlier than usual, so I was sort of a zombie the whole time.  Is it sad that the air conditioner was my favorite part?  THE BUILDING IS A GIANT COMPUTER CASE THAT YOU CAN WALK AROUND IN.  Just like that one movie with that guy.  Also saw this crazy-expensive robot for protein gel electrophoresis.  Costs something like $650,000 iirc.  That's why the building it was in was so old and derelict:  they can't build a new facility because they blew their budget on the goddamn robot!  That has to be it.  I felt very nervous standing so close to it, let me tell you.  It was cool, but the more I see the less I think I'm cut out for this kind of thing.  I hate being cooped up in laboratories. 

Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there, I guess.

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HURP DURP

Apr. 10th, 2009 | 01:12 pm

Guys, this is the most tl;dr meme I have seen in quite a while. AND YET I AM UNABLE TO RESIST.
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Apr. 9th, 2009 | 12:08 am

It snowed on Monday and now it's nice again.  Mruh? 

So I was in the record shop the other day and picked up Okage: the Shadow King for ten dolla'.  The SO's right, I really can't go in there without buying something.  Maybe it's the incense...?  It does something to me. 

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asldf;jksf

Apr. 4th, 2009 | 07:01 am
mood: angryangry

So, I pulled an all-nighter, drove the family all the way up to the cities in the pitch dark, with no sleep, in deer country (nice and stressful!).  We get to the airport aaaaaaand...their flight's been canceled.  They won't even be leaving their first of three airports until a quarter to three. 

So we did all that for nothing.

Fuck airplanes.


Jesus christ i'm exhausted
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ffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Apr. 2nd, 2009 | 10:53 pm

I'm such a whiny bitch, but have some links...?Collapse )

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Mar. 22nd, 2009 | 01:37 am
mood: highhigh
music: Dance of Pales, hellz yes

Guys. Guuuuys. I am so bored. My whole week was spent trying to get myself in shape for a chemistry exam, and now that it's over my brain is mush and I don't know what to do with myself. Which obviously means it's time to dick around on the internet and prattle at length about dumb stuff for a while. NOW I HAVE A PLAN.

Magical things await you!Collapse )Yeah, that was pretty amazing.

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Mar. 12th, 2009 | 09:09 pm
mood: gloomygloomy
music: Mind in a Box: Fear

Messed around a little bit with Gang Garrison, as a copy of the PC version of TF2 raped my computer yesterday. It went down a little something like this:

Me: :D Bitchin'!
Computer: A...a game...? With a copyright year after 2001? I'll...I'll try my best... :S
TF2: MUAHAHAHA! Guess what time it is, mon cher~
Computer: ...Um...um...2:30?
TF2: WRONG! The time is currently...RAEP O' CLOCK.
Computer: D:
TF2: *raeps computer*
Me: D:
Computer: D:
TF2: Hohohohoho! Until next time, mon cher computer~
Computer: My insides hurt... >;

Anyway, my computer can run Gang Garrison (though, the family's old 1992 V-Tech could probably have run Gang Garrison without a problem), so...I guess I'll play that? The hilarious part is that I'm no better at it than I am at the real game. OH WELLS.

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