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Hi there Livejournal. I uh, didn't see ya there. S'up?
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Denver Community Credit Union on Acoma St is the worst fucking financial institution I have ever encountered. In this I include my experiences with Comerica back in Michigan (a bank that lost several accounts of mine altogether).
They are awful.
So, should you be in the market for a credit union at some point... don't go to DCCU.
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Double points for having used the phrase "Shiksa Goddess" during a live performance.

Inception

Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:54 pm
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I can't remember a time when I was so happy seeing a movie as I was seeing Inception last night.
I mean happy; the same happy I feel when I come home to my dog, the same happy I feel when I see my parents or spend time with my favorite people.
I don't think I've smiled so much because of a movie in many, many years.
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Why won't my lawn grow??? I've done everything I can think to do, everything I've read about sprouting lawns in Colorado, I've been to the county soil testing websites. Bupkiss.

I'll tell ya what else I've done. No fooling... I've been singing at it too. Late at night, when the neighbors can't see me crying and singing at my yard...

On a side note, I think I carry a tune better than Rick Moranis but I'm nowhere near as endearing when I do it. My grass seeds share this sentiment.

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Got to really put my copper mixing bowl to use this evening. It's like fucking magic how egg whites become this stiff, fluffy mass of snow-white edibles.
Waiting to see if my first souffle attempt comes out a success. Or at the very least, not an abysmal failure. Really I'm just geeked that I got to use the copper pot...





Edit: I'm gonna go ahead and just call that "custard".
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Once again, I find myself pretty disgusted with Facebook on principle.
I feel the forced brevity of the medium not only allows for but encourages inane chatter. I am reminded of a section of the glorious 5-Book Hitch hiker's Guide Trilogy, wherein DA discusses how human beings must constantly exercise their jaws by talking to forgo the sincere and genuine thought that would occur otherwise.
I believe Facebook has perverted the idea of written reflection and turned it into the textual variant of DA's idea/nightmare.
It makes me cranky and peevish.

Also, I'm still really sad that DA is dead. That death doesn't seem to get any easier to handle with time. Perhaps I shall start a Facebook community mourning DA's untimely passing.
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Huzzah!

Thus far today I have:

Mowed the front and back yards
Killed the vicious, woody weed-trees with noxious chemicals
Edged the front walkway
String-trimmed the areas of my property needing string-trimming
Swept up debris
Contracted with a buddy to restart violin lessons in May

I'm feeling pretty good about myself thus far. Also, I'm watching Airplane 2: The Sequel. SHATNER!
So that's just icing.
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This evening, while sitting on my couch and pre-gaming the triumphant return of Glee, I received a text message from my dad.
And I quote:

"Dolphins are just gay sharks."


Harlan, you are da man. And I am proud to shout from the roof tops that I am your daughter.


Edit: apparently my dad totally ripped that line from tonight's episode of Glee, which aired earlier for Michigan than for Colorado. I still choose to see it as super-fantastic on his part.
Also, Glee is the shit

Woot

Jun. 10th, 2009 08:09 am
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[livejournal.com profile] krissyre found this, and I felt it was my duty to pass it along...






http://www.gothsinhotweather.com/

Finally!

May. 26th, 2009 11:07 am
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Bacon-flavoured vodka is new party drink

Drinkers have found a new tipple to swill down and we're not telling porkies over this one. Party-goers are said to be squealing with delight over bacon-flavoured vodka.
It's all the rage in Seattle and, at £20 a bottle, it ain't chep.
Recipes include a bacon Bloody Mary and a bcaon-chocolate Martini.
Drinker Brittney Levang told WPTV: "My first reaction was ewwww. But then I tried it. It's pretty good."


Taken from metro.co.uk/weird
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Only not really, since Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are going to be performing all the Spinal Tap and Folksmen songs as themselves.
But still.
Woot! Turn it up to 11! 11! Woot!
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Now, it's important to note that this was a real children's show. And it's beautiful and it's distressing, which would be fine... if it weren't a children's show.
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Construction signs warn
of zombies

Hackers change public safety message

Last Edited: Thursday, 29 Jan 2009, 9:25 AM CST
Created On: Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009, 8:29 PM CST

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin drivers making their morning commute were in for a surprise when two road signs on a busy stretch of road were taken over by hackers. The signs near the intersection of Lamar and Martin Luther King boulevards usually warn drivers about upcoming construction, but Monday morning they warned of  "zombies ahead."

"I thought it was pretty funny," said University of Texas sophomore Jane Shin, who saw the signs while driving down Lamar Bouelvard with friends Sunday night. "We wondered who did it."

The City of Austin does not own the signs, but they are responsible for the message. The contractor on the construction project owns the signs. A city spokesperson said the hacked messages were only up for a few hours, until the construction project manager saw them during his morning commute and immediately ordered them to be changed back.

"Even though this may seem amusing to a lot of people, this is really serious, and it is a crime," said Austin Public Works spokesperson Sara Hartley. "And you can be indicted for it, and we want to make sure our traffic on the roadways stays safe."

Hartley said though it was a locked sign, the padlock for it was cut. Signs such as these have a computer inside that is password-protected.

"And so they had to break in and hack into the computer to do it, so they were pretty determined," said Hartley.

This crime is a class C misdemeanor in Texas, and Hartley said it endangers the public.

"The big problem is public safety," said Hartley. "Those signs are out there to help our traffic on the roadway to stay safe and to know what's coming up."

KXAN Austin News cameras caught many drivers slowing down to read the signs as they approached. Some read, "Zombies ahead! Run for your lives!"

Hartley said the city will discuss more secure safety measures with the manufacturer of the signs.

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Movie last night was… weird. Or rather, the movie wasn’t all that odd (pretty much what you would expect to see in an intentionally cultish film about live organ repossessions directed by the guy who did the last 3 SAW movies, but with tunes!) it was more the experience that was odd. Lots of people in costume. Wait, let me rephrase; lots of really heavy-set people in really tight latex costumes. Picture the lowest common denominators in the Goth scene, and now vary their ages from 12-48, now throw in some midgets, put more make up on them, give them all fishnets and bowler hats or naughty nurse outfits and make them ALL drama/theater “experts.” Stand them in a long line for an hour, so they can mingle and really get into their posturing for supremacy. Give them ALL cameras with very bright flashes. Seat them in a theater large enough to hold their numbers but not their egos. Now, as the director, get up on stage and give them all explicit permission to run up and down the aisles screaming and singing and playing with blue glow sticks.

I am pleased that I’m no longer 15. I was really, really happy about that last night at the show. Seeing the movie was fine, but the hordes of fanboys and fangirls and fanladyboys just about did me in. I’ve been to midnight showings of Rocky Horror, and this was beyond anything I’ve ever seen there. It was like giving the entire attending population at the Dark Arts Festival a shit ton of crack and methamphetamine and then demanding they sing something. Badly.

So, assuming the consumption of a great deal of soothing alcohol, two thumbs up.

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Joe the Plumber: Ban media from war


(CNN) – ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher told a group of journalists covering the conflict in Israel and Gaza that he didn’t think the media should be allowed to report on war.

“I think media should be abolished from, you know, reporting,” Wurzelbacher said. “You know, war is hell. And if you’re gonna sit there and say, ‘well, look at this atrocity,’ well you don’t know the whole story behind it half the time, so I think the media should have no business in it.”

Wurzelbacher arrived in Israel on Sunday to start a 10-day assignment for pjtv.com, a Web site run by the conservative media outlet Pajamas Media. The plumber-turned-foreign correspondent said he wanted to cover Israel’s side of the conflict, because he thought the media was slanting the story to make it look like “Israel’s being bad.”

In his first day as a reporter, Wurzelbacher described the hardships of daily life in the southern Israeli town of Sderot.

“I’m sure they’re taking quick showers, I know I would,” Wurzelbacher said. “So you can’t plan your day, you can’t take a picnic.“

 

Wurzelbacher said he thought Israel should have attacked Gaza sooner. He told a group of reporters that he was a “peace-loving man,” but that "when someone hits me, I'm going to unload on the boy.”

He got a first-hand taste of reality in Sderot, when his group heard sirens warning of a rocket attack. With cameras rolling, Wurzelbacher and his group ran into a shelter.

“I’m in the bunker, I’m sitting there angry, outright furious, that I’m letting this terrorist dictate what I’m going to do because they’re firing missiles,” Wurzelbacher said. “It was fear at first, then outright anger, and then me wanting some kind of retribution. I’m not a person that runs from things, but when it’s a missile, you run.”

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry's survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people."

“We should be delivering [the request] by the end of today to our congressmen and [Secretary of the Treasury Henry] Paulson asking for this $5 billion dollar bailout,” he told CNN Wednesday.

 

Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow.

But the industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. "People are too depressed to be sexually active," Flynt said in the statement. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."

"With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It's time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly."

So far, there has been no congressional reaction to the request.

–CNN’s Chloe Melas contributed to this report

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