jesso: (BOUNCE)
PHIL PLAIT THE BAD ASTRONOMER IS GOING TO BE AT TCC TOMORROW AND OH MAN I HOPE I CAN GO BECAUSE PHIL PLAIT THE BAD ASTRONOMER AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

*ahem*

I really, really, reeeeeeeally want to go to this. Unfortunately, I just found out about two minutes ago, and it's at 12:20pm tomorrow. Right in the middle of the work day. It'd be a little over an hour round-trip, and the thing itself will go till 1:30.

But maaaaaaaannnnnnnnn I wanna goooooooo. Phil Plait! PHIL PLAIT. We're not tremendously busy, and they know I'm always there. I practically never take sick days, I'm always on time (give or take 4 minutes), I get stuff done... it's possible, even though I'd be asking at the complete last minute. But PHIL PLAIT.

This is the man who debated one of those crazy "we never went to the moon" conspiracy guys, one of the really big names, and totally laid the science smackdown on the dude, live on the air. Every time the conspiracy guy would try to make an argument, BAM! SCIENCE IN THE FACE.

Aaahhhhhhhhh, I want to go. I wanna go I wanna go I wanna goooooo.

IN COMPLETELY UNRELATED NEWS:

[Poll #1171307]

I ask this because it came up tonight. While trying to figure out if Jess was suffering from allergies or a cold, I asked what I thought was a typical "mom" kind of question- "What color is your snot?"

I was answered with naught but a blank stare. Apparently not everyone's mom asks this question!

You see, when you're sick, your mucus turns yellow or green from the crud that is in it, the dead bacteria and such that your body is fighting off. It is a sign of some sort of infection. If it is clear, then there's no infection, just an excess of mucus. So asking someone about the color of their snot is a valid diagnostic query.

I can see how it would be a really weird question if you'd never heard of this, though.
jesso: (BOUNCE)
PHIL PLAIT THE BAD ASTRONOMER IS GOING TO BE AT TCC TOMORROW AND OH MAN I HOPE I CAN GO BECAUSE PHIL PLAIT THE BAD ASTRONOMER AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

*ahem*

I really, really, reeeeeeeally want to go to this. Unfortunately, I just found out about two minutes ago, and it's at 12:20pm tomorrow. Right in the middle of the work day. It'd be a little over an hour round-trip, and the thing itself will go till 1:30.

But maaaaaaaannnnnnnnn I wanna goooooooo. Phil Plait! PHIL PLAIT. We're not tremendously busy, and they know I'm always there. I practically never take sick days, I'm always on time (give or take 4 minutes), I get stuff done... it's possible, even though I'd be asking at the complete last minute. But PHIL PLAIT.

This is the man who debated one of those crazy "we never went to the moon" conspiracy guys, one of the really big names, and totally laid the science smackdown on the dude, live on the air. Every time the conspiracy guy would try to make an argument, BAM! SCIENCE IN THE FACE.

Aaahhhhhhhhh, I want to go. I wanna go I wanna go I wanna goooooo.

IN COMPLETELY UNRELATED NEWS:

[Poll #1171307]

I ask this because it came up tonight. While trying to figure out if Jess was suffering from allergies or a cold, I asked what I thought was a typical "mom" kind of question- "What color is your snot?"

I was answered with naught but a blank stare. Apparently not everyone's mom asks this question!

You see, when you're sick, your mucus turns yellow or green from the crud that is in it, the dead bacteria and such that your body is fighting off. It is a sign of some sort of infection. If it is clear, then there's no infection, just an excess of mucus. So asking someone about the color of their snot is a valid diagnostic query.

I can see how it would be a really weird question if you'd never heard of this, though.

RAVELRY

Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:19 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
OH MAN.

GUYS.

RAVELRY IS AMAZING.

I knew you could join groups and list your yarn stash and all that but you can ALSO inventory your NEEDLE STASH (omg) and and AND AND AND you can send Revelry a text message ASKING IT IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN NEEDLE SIZE.

Holy crap that is AMAZING. So, like, when I'm shopping for yarn, and I see yarn I love that calls for Size 3 needles, I can just send a texty and find out if I have the right needles! THAT IS GENIUS. You can also print out a little PDF of your needle chart. GENIUS. Ravelry really is a site designed by a knitter, fo realz.

Also, on Saturday I am going to take my yarn outside and photograph it in natural light. Expect a big huge yarn pr0n post! Between Simpatico's closing sale (*sniff*) and my visit to Threadbear in Michigan, I've got some wonderful yarn.

(Don't worry, non-knitters, I'll put it behind a cut)

RAVELRY

Apr. 3rd, 2008 10:19 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
OH MAN.

GUYS.

RAVELRY IS AMAZING.

I knew you could join groups and list your yarn stash and all that but you can ALSO inventory your NEEDLE STASH (omg) and and AND AND AND you can send Revelry a text message ASKING IT IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN NEEDLE SIZE.

Holy crap that is AMAZING. So, like, when I'm shopping for yarn, and I see yarn I love that calls for Size 3 needles, I can just send a texty and find out if I have the right needles! THAT IS GENIUS. You can also print out a little PDF of your needle chart. GENIUS. Ravelry really is a site designed by a knitter, fo realz.

Also, on Saturday I am going to take my yarn outside and photograph it in natural light. Expect a big huge yarn pr0n post! Between Simpatico's closing sale (*sniff*) and my visit to Threadbear in Michigan, I've got some wonderful yarn.

(Don't worry, non-knitters, I'll put it behind a cut)
jesso: (Tesla)
Tesla was sitting here at my feet, looking up at me, contemplating jumping up on my lap. Then I sneezed, and she bolted to the bathroom. She peeked out at me, then walked back over like nothing had happened, tail primly in the air. Now she is sitting on my desk giving me the "pet me now" eye. My cat provides me with endless amusement.

THINGS TO DO:
Clean kitchen
Clean off junk table
Clean litter box
Take out trash
Cook something for lunches this week (fried rice + pineapple + meat?)


I am not allowed to play the Sims until I get stuff done. That Free Time expansion pack is evil in it's time-warping abilities.

Also at some point I need to sit down and figure out Drupal and how to make it work for JoyToyKid.org. I want to have it all switched over by May 27, for the release of the new JE album (which looks completely awesome). It is scary, though. I know I can do it, but it's a big task. Yeep!

Also also, I need to listen to the rest of Hell and Earth so I can start WASTELAND. Apparently all the episodes of Wasteland are up now! Podiobooks says it's complete, anyways, and it's 11 episodes which is about right. OMG. ALSO. JESS. LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU GET TO EPISODE NINE OF HELL. IT IS AMAZING AND FULL OF OMG. Don't listen to that one at work. TRUST ME.

Right. Now for lunch. Or breakfast. Whatever.
jesso: (Tesla)
Tesla was sitting here at my feet, looking up at me, contemplating jumping up on my lap. Then I sneezed, and she bolted to the bathroom. She peeked out at me, then walked back over like nothing had happened, tail primly in the air. Now she is sitting on my desk giving me the "pet me now" eye. My cat provides me with endless amusement.

THINGS TO DO:
Clean kitchen
Clean off junk table
Clean litter box
Take out trash
Cook something for lunches this week (fried rice + pineapple + meat?)


I am not allowed to play the Sims until I get stuff done. That Free Time expansion pack is evil in it's time-warping abilities.

Also at some point I need to sit down and figure out Drupal and how to make it work for JoyToyKid.org. I want to have it all switched over by May 27, for the release of the new JE album (which looks completely awesome). It is scary, though. I know I can do it, but it's a big task. Yeep!

Also also, I need to listen to the rest of Hell and Earth so I can start WASTELAND. Apparently all the episodes of Wasteland are up now! Podiobooks says it's complete, anyways, and it's 11 episodes which is about right. OMG. ALSO. JESS. LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU GET TO EPISODE NINE OF HELL. IT IS AMAZING AND FULL OF OMG. Don't listen to that one at work. TRUST ME.

Right. Now for lunch. Or breakfast. Whatever.
jesso: (W00t!)
Audiosurf + Joy Electric's "We Are Rock" (the Echoing Green Remix) = YES.

OH MY STARS YES.

LIKE WHOA.

CAPSLOCK YESSSSSSSS, EVEN.



I mean, I've always thought that this remix of We Are Rock needed a driving-based video, but lived with the knowledge that Joy Electric never ever ever gets good videos. But now Audiosurf has made my dreams come true, with the added bonus that I can PLAY IT.

YES.

Edit! Also awesome:
Joy Electric - Parlor Inventor, This Time, Transylvania
Muse - Knights of Cydonia, Newborn, Hyper Music, Uno
John Linnell - South Carolina
Flogging Molly - Salty Dog
jesso: (W00t!)
Audiosurf + Joy Electric's "We Are Rock" (the Echoing Green Remix) = YES.

OH MY STARS YES.

LIKE WHOA.

CAPSLOCK YESSSSSSSS, EVEN.



I mean, I've always thought that this remix of We Are Rock needed a driving-based video, but lived with the knowledge that Joy Electric never ever ever gets good videos. But now Audiosurf has made my dreams come true, with the added bonus that I can PLAY IT.

YES.

Edit! Also awesome:
Joy Electric - Parlor Inventor, This Time, Transylvania
Muse - Knights of Cydonia, Newborn, Hyper Music, Uno
John Linnell - South Carolina
Flogging Molly - Salty Dog
jesso: (S-M-R-T)
GUESS WHO JUST SPENT AN HOUR FLOODING A POLL INSTEAD OF GOING TO BED TO GET MUCH-NEEDED SLEEP?

GO ON.

GUESS.



(I think I got a couple hundred votes in so yay)
jesso: (S-M-R-T)
GUESS WHO JUST SPENT AN HOUR FLOODING A POLL INSTEAD OF GOING TO BED TO GET MUCH-NEEDED SLEEP?

GO ON.

GUESS.



(I think I got a couple hundred votes in so yay)
jesso: (Tesla)
So I'm taking my cat to my parents' house for Thanksgiving tomorrow. This will be interesting, as Tesla historically does not like other cats. As in, she sits in the window and waits for other cats to walk by so she can try to fight them through the window. And my parents have three cats. Of course, Tesla has been declawed (I didn't do it, Megan did, I don't like declawing kitties) and the three cats at the house have not, so Tesla should learn pretty quickly that fighting is a Bad Idea, and that Maulie is the Alpha Kitty. It will be interesting to see how she reacts to Mena, though. Mena is the dumb one who like to "play".

So I went to Petsmart tonight and got a kitty harness (since collars are not good for cats if you are planning on using a leash) and a matching leash (they have stars and moons on them! yay!) and a cardboard cat carrier to use for this trip.

I put the harness on her tonight.

Oh, hilarity.

She kind of just kept rolling over and over, trying to bite at the bit behind her back. And for a while she wouldn't stand up, she just belly-crawled everywhere. I should have taken video, but I was too busy laughing hysterically to do much else. But she is used to it now, and is walking around like normal except for occasional belly-crawls. I think I will take it off before bedtime so she can cuddle up comfortably under the blanket.

It is cold tonight! The temperature pretty much dropped like a rock starting at about 11am this morning. It is 41 degrees right now. It is loooooovely. I'm trying to decide if I want to crack open my window before I go to bed. I probably will. Yes, I am THAT person.

OH OH OH OH. AND. AAAAANNNND. And. AND. I bought. With my money. NEW MAGIC HEADPHONES. Except they were $20 cheaper in the store than online. Weird. ANYWAYS. They are SUPAR COMFY and TOTALLY AWESOME and I LOVE THEM. AAAAAAAAAND. I feel all kinds of cool because I totally budgeted for them. I kind of want to just pet them.

So I made a smores pie for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I can't wait to dig in to it. I made it with more marshmallow fluff than the first time I tried it, so it should be good and marshmallow-ey.

I should go to bed so I can get there early enough to spend lots of time with my daddeh (and I guess my mom and brother) before my daddeh leaves to go shoot things.
jesso: (Tesla)
So I'm taking my cat to my parents' house for Thanksgiving tomorrow. This will be interesting, as Tesla historically does not like other cats. As in, she sits in the window and waits for other cats to walk by so she can try to fight them through the window. And my parents have three cats. Of course, Tesla has been declawed (I didn't do it, Megan did, I don't like declawing kitties) and the three cats at the house have not, so Tesla should learn pretty quickly that fighting is a Bad Idea, and that Maulie is the Alpha Kitty. It will be interesting to see how she reacts to Mena, though. Mena is the dumb one who like to "play".

So I went to Petsmart tonight and got a kitty harness (since collars are not good for cats if you are planning on using a leash) and a matching leash (they have stars and moons on them! yay!) and a cardboard cat carrier to use for this trip.

I put the harness on her tonight.

Oh, hilarity.

She kind of just kept rolling over and over, trying to bite at the bit behind her back. And for a while she wouldn't stand up, she just belly-crawled everywhere. I should have taken video, but I was too busy laughing hysterically to do much else. But she is used to it now, and is walking around like normal except for occasional belly-crawls. I think I will take it off before bedtime so she can cuddle up comfortably under the blanket.

It is cold tonight! The temperature pretty much dropped like a rock starting at about 11am this morning. It is 41 degrees right now. It is loooooovely. I'm trying to decide if I want to crack open my window before I go to bed. I probably will. Yes, I am THAT person.

OH OH OH OH. AND. AAAAANNNND. And. AND. I bought. With my money. NEW MAGIC HEADPHONES. Except they were $20 cheaper in the store than online. Weird. ANYWAYS. They are SUPAR COMFY and TOTALLY AWESOME and I LOVE THEM. AAAAAAAAAND. I feel all kinds of cool because I totally budgeted for them. I kind of want to just pet them.

So I made a smores pie for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I can't wait to dig in to it. I made it with more marshmallow fluff than the first time I tried it, so it should be good and marshmallow-ey.

I should go to bed so I can get there early enough to spend lots of time with my daddeh (and I guess my mom and brother) before my daddeh leaves to go shoot things.
jesso: (Squee)
I GOT AN AWESOME THING IN THE MAIL.

IT IS AWESOME.

Cut so I don't kill your flist with AWESOME )
jesso: (Squee)
I GOT AN AWESOME THING IN THE MAIL.

IT IS AWESOME.

Cut so I don't kill your flist with AWESOME )
jesso: (Default)


Long story short:

A week or two ago, I heard from Jess that the apartment complex was possibly going to install security thingies (On 10/17 see item #2) and charge us $30/month for having them. The next day, I called them and basically went "Wtf??"

I was told that nothing had been decided yet, and that if they did decide to do it, it wouldn't be implemented until Januaryish. I was also told that, if it was implemented, there would be no way to opt out. I expressed my displeasure, and she told me she would find the phone number for me to call to get in touch with the actual owners group making this decision. She never called me back.

Today, I got home to find that they had come in to my apartment and installed a security system. They also had moved things around, including my laundry, and left a small hole in my wall, which wouldn't be a big deal except they can't seem to keep bugs out as it is without putting holes in the walls.

So. A week after they told me that nothing was even decided yet, they enter my apartment WITHOUT giving notice, install something I DON'T WANT, move my things around, and leave without leaving a "notice of entry" like they are supposed to. All without ever hearing a single word from the management that they were going to do this.

And then! THEN. Then I find out from [livejournal.com profile] iremembernot that she did get a notice. She lent me the letter she got (presumably on her door?), and- well, this is my favorite part:

Effective January 1, 2008, all residents will be charged $35.00 per month for the alarm. If you choose to have your alarm monitored, you are required to have an alarm permit with the City of Arlington, the cost of the permit is $50.00 per year payable to the city. If you choose not to have the alarm monitored, there is still a fee of $35.00 per month for the alarm, however, it will not be monitored by the Network or the City of Arlington.


Did you get that? It is not even going to be monitored. It will be inert. And they are still charging us $35 a month for it.

Also, Jess just pointed out the date on this letter. It was printed the DAY BEFORE I CALLED. The name that is signed? Is the same lady I talked to on the phone. SO. The lady who sent out this letter, when I talked to her? Told me a 100% LIE.

That, THAT pisses me off even more than I was before. My fist hurts from hitting the wall. I want to go hit something else. I want to and yell at them. Loudly.
jesso: (Default)


Long story short:

A week or two ago, I heard from Jess that the apartment complex was possibly going to install security thingies (On 10/17 see item #2) and charge us $30/month for having them. The next day, I called them and basically went "Wtf??"

I was told that nothing had been decided yet, and that if they did decide to do it, it wouldn't be implemented until Januaryish. I was also told that, if it was implemented, there would be no way to opt out. I expressed my displeasure, and she told me she would find the phone number for me to call to get in touch with the actual owners group making this decision. She never called me back.

Today, I got home to find that they had come in to my apartment and installed a security system. They also had moved things around, including my laundry, and left a small hole in my wall, which wouldn't be a big deal except they can't seem to keep bugs out as it is without putting holes in the walls.

So. A week after they told me that nothing was even decided yet, they enter my apartment WITHOUT giving notice, install something I DON'T WANT, move my things around, and leave without leaving a "notice of entry" like they are supposed to. All without ever hearing a single word from the management that they were going to do this.

And then! THEN. Then I find out from [livejournal.com profile] iremembernot that she did get a notice. She lent me the letter she got (presumably on her door?), and- well, this is my favorite part:

Effective January 1, 2008, all residents will be charged $35.00 per month for the alarm. If you choose to have your alarm monitored, you are required to have an alarm permit with the City of Arlington, the cost of the permit is $50.00 per year payable to the city. If you choose not to have the alarm monitored, there is still a fee of $35.00 per month for the alarm, however, it will not be monitored by the Network or the City of Arlington.


Did you get that? It is not even going to be monitored. It will be inert. And they are still charging us $35 a month for it.

Also, Jess just pointed out the date on this letter. It was printed the DAY BEFORE I CALLED. The name that is signed? Is the same lady I talked to on the phone. SO. The lady who sent out this letter, when I talked to her? Told me a 100% LIE.

That, THAT pisses me off even more than I was before. My fist hurts from hitting the wall. I want to go hit something else. I want to and yell at them. Loudly.
jesso: (Default)
OKAY GUYS.

I LOVE PUSHING DAISIES.

Tonight? There was adorableness, pie, adorableness, a sequined messenger pidgeon, adorableness, an extremely loyal dog, adorableness, windmills, adorableness, and They Might Be Giants.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.

At first it was just a line. They were talking about birds, and birdcages, and putting sadness away in a birdcage in a character's heart. And right before they went to commercial, a character said "build a little birdhouse in your soul".

And I exploded. Just a little bit.

Then, commercials, and I frantically texted Jess.

And then, when it came back from commercial break???

THEY WERE SINGING BRIDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL.

"I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
BLUE CANARY IN THE OUTLET BY THE LIGHT SWITCH
WHO WATCHES OVER YOUUUU
BUILD A LITTLE BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL
Not to put to fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your SOOOOOULLLLLL"

It.

Was.

AMAZING.

AMAZING

One of my favorite bands, being belted out by characters on a totally awesomely adorable show. MY WEEK HAS BEEN MADE. Next time I'm feeling frustrated? I will just imagine that scene.
jesso: (Default)
OKAY GUYS.

I LOVE PUSHING DAISIES.

Tonight? There was adorableness, pie, adorableness, a sequined messenger pidgeon, adorableness, an extremely loyal dog, adorableness, windmills, adorableness, and They Might Be Giants.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.

At first it was just a line. They were talking about birds, and birdcages, and putting sadness away in a birdcage in a character's heart. And right before they went to commercial, a character said "build a little birdhouse in your soul".

And I exploded. Just a little bit.

Then, commercials, and I frantically texted Jess.

And then, when it came back from commercial break???

THEY WERE SINGING BRIDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL.

"I'm your only friend
I'm not your only friend
But I'm a little glowing friend
But really I'm not actually your friend
BLUE CANARY IN THE OUTLET BY THE LIGHT SWITCH
WHO WATCHES OVER YOUUUU
BUILD A LITTLE BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL
Not to put to fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your SOOOOOULLLLLL"

It.

Was.

AMAZING.

AMAZING

One of my favorite bands, being belted out by characters on a totally awesomely adorable show. MY WEEK HAS BEEN MADE. Next time I'm feeling frustrated? I will just imagine that scene.
jesso: (KNITTING)
Cut because I couldn't bring myself to shrink down this beautiful picture of my wonderful pi bag )

Also I got new dishes and a Dutch Oven. I'm pretty excited, I'm going to run them through the dishwasher and then hug them. A coworker gave them to me, because she didn't want them anymore nad they didn't sell at her garage sale. A full set of plates and bowls, a dutch oven, an ice cream scoop, a pasta spoon-with-teeth thingy, and a heart-shaped dip bowl, all for the low low price of free. YES.

Oh oh oh, and I went to the gym today. I've not been in a while, because of things exploding at work and making me go "ugh", but I went tonight and it was pretty awesome.

Now I'm really tired and I think I'll go to bed. Tomorrow is gonna be fun.
jesso: (KNITTING)
Cut because I couldn't bring myself to shrink down this beautiful picture of my wonderful pi bag )

Also I got new dishes and a Dutch Oven. I'm pretty excited, I'm going to run them through the dishwasher and then hug them. A coworker gave them to me, because she didn't want them anymore nad they didn't sell at her garage sale. A full set of plates and bowls, a dutch oven, an ice cream scoop, a pasta spoon-with-teeth thingy, and a heart-shaped dip bowl, all for the low low price of free. YES.

Oh oh oh, and I went to the gym today. I've not been in a while, because of things exploding at work and making me go "ugh", but I went tonight and it was pretty awesome.

Now I'm really tired and I think I'll go to bed. Tomorrow is gonna be fun.

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