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Random Story Fragments [Jan. 29th, 2012|02:20 am]
[Current Mood |creativecreative]
[Current Music |"Jesus He Knows Me" by Genesis]

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Doing Poetry Again... [Dec. 11th, 2011|10:57 pm]
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]
[Current Music |"All Souls Night" by Loreena McKennitt]

Need to get this up now, while I'm feeling brave enough to do it...

Poetry Inspired By The Moon-Lit Night...Collapse )
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Ten Years Ago Today... [Sep. 11th, 2011|10:26 pm]
[Current Music |"House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals]

I remember...

Getting dressed for work, and seeing a posting on Baen's Bar that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. History buff that I was, I went "Oh, shit, some idiot in a light plane got lost in the fog, hit a tower like what happened to the Empire State Building in the '40s..."

Turned on the TV for noise...and I saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center...live and direct.

Went to the office in a daze...by the time I got there, nobody knew what was going on, what was happening...then, they told us that they were closing the office for today, uncertain what we were going to do tomorrow.

I remember...walking around a bit of downtown SF, oddly quiet for a mid-day Tuesday. Going into Stacy's Books for a few minutes (the store closed about two years ago, still an open storefront, miss a bookstore like that desperately). Took BART home. Went to see the family up in Santa Rosa-nothing on the roads.

Dad was working at the time for the DMV and they were calling out all the armed officers to guard various state offices...

Baked cookies.

Went home.

The memories just flow...
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Need Some Army HR Help [Sep. 11th, 2011|09:58 pm]
[Current Mood |curiouscurious]
[Current Music |"The Envoy" by Warren Zevon]

Here's the situation-we have an officer (Captain Promotable) that is in a posting at the Pentagon and he DOES NOT WANT to be there at all. He want to get tranfered to a combat unit, specifically a 1st SFOD-D posting (he was previously in the unit, but got stuck just long enough on medical leave that the guy in the Pentagon snatched him up).

What's the process, from "I want to get the hell out of there before I set an IED under my CO's chair and plant the evidence at somebodly else I don't like"(1) to "I'm going home..."?

(1)-Trust me, the CO he's trying to get away from, deserves it.
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Story Bits [Aug. 7th, 2011|10:43 am]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |"Domino Dancing" by Pet Shop Boys]

Been working way too hard...and got a story bit idea that I've been working on. High concept is "magical girl conspiracy stories"-

ALEXANDER-Stick, Shit End, OneCollapse )
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Well, It's Tuesday... [Jul. 26th, 2011|11:27 pm]
[Current Mood |blankblank]
[Current Music |"Sunday, Bloody Sunday" by U2]

...and, three more days to payday and the end of the week.

Weird times. Oh, will have some fun Wednesday night, one way or another...

Oh, I'm also doing a neat exercise that leaves my abs sore...
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The $1 Billion Exercise... [Jul. 25th, 2011|08:54 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John]

This little exercise is stole and modified from Charles Stross' blog...

You get a billion dollars, no conditions on how you want to spend it beyond practicality. How would you spend it? If you decide to answer, make sure to note where you found it, the whole chain of where it was found...

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So, What Did I Do Today? [Jul. 24th, 2011|10:50 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |"One Life" by The Pillows]

Well, let's see...

*Kept Dad from over- and under-working. Overworking? Dad has a bad shoulders and spine-if he works too much, he can easily injure himself, so... But, under-working it is worse-if he doesn't exercise it on a regular basis, it stiffens up and it takes more time for him to really get his flexibility back. So...I did as much rolling of paint on the walls as possible, so he would spend most of his time doing other things that worked his shoulders and spine enough.
*Got a chance to see the new iPod Touch-I so want one, in the 64 gig category. It'll let me keep all my music and every episode of Top Gear that I own...good times.
*Did some grocery shopping and picked up a pizza.
*Settled in for the night, cleaned up, washed up, laundry away...and now, work tomorrow.

Goals for the week-
*Stay sane
*Find singles events
*FINALLY hit BaGG after missing it for a while
*Pick up at least two things to make cleaning the apartment better (thinking one of those Swiffer Wet-Jets to work on the linoleum and clean out the bathroom and kitchen...)
*Dating. Really want to do that soon...
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The Ultimate Proof... [Jul. 23rd, 2011|11:04 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |"So Lonely" by The Police]

...that the only people that care when you don't do anything for a while is bill companies-nobody here has checked on why I haven't posted for a week. (Heh.)

Mostly? Work. Work. More damned work. Oh, and bills, and dealing with the fact that my parents were silly enough to have a younger daughter instead of a brother (younger brother could, oh, help move various large pieces of furniture...). Anyways, the Parents are doing a repaint of the living room, so that means moving the (VERY HEAVY) computer table, the (EVEN HEAVIER) TV stand/support thing that eventually got hauled to the dumps, and a whole bunch of other stuff that at the end of the day...means we'll be painting tomorrow.

Interesting times.

Oh, and figuring out how to navigate my parents-both have health issues and I have to play the game of "keeping Dad from overworking himself and Mom from doing things that her body wouldn't like, without getting them depressed or frustrated."

I so need a girlfriend...even if it's only just for the catharsis.

More fun tomorrow. Yay me.
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So, With A Straight Head... [Jul. 12th, 2011|10:48 pm]
[Current Music |"What Have I Done To Deserve This" by The Pet Shop Boys]

...and, a whole ten or so hours of sleep under me, I'm feeling way too disconnected.

Oh, and worrying about truck tires. All $600 for a new set of 'em. Yay me, not.

And, trying to figure out how to-

1)Cover bills
2)Start dating again...
3)Deal with some other issues...
4)Find a new job

-and do all that on a job that I cannot be assured of any OT or anything other than a base paycheck that seems to get smaller despite cutting a lot of the non-essentials out of my life.

Grr. Fucking grr. Arg.
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