Time Killer

My Journal Became Friends Only on September 30, 2003

****EDIT: (10/09/2010) Yearly friends clean up. LJ is in a slow decline but I still want to continue to use it to journal for myself. It does NOT mean I don't like you if I took you off the list. I just deleted dead looking accounts and some people that I don't talk to in person or online to anymore (if you still want to be on my list for some odd reason (and I took you off)), just comment on this post and I'll add you back).

I'm friends locking all my posts and locking all my previously public posts for career reasons.

EDIT: (2/15/06) If you'd like to be added, add me and chances are quite high that I'll add you back in the next week or so. If you'd like me to notice faster, or want to introduce yourself, please do it here.

For anyone wondering why I added you, we have some mutual interests or I saw a brilliant comment of yours someplace. I've looked at your journal and am interested in your posts. I may appear to be a serial adder but I personally know at least 100 people on my friends list, and do generally keep up with those on my list.

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    thoughtful thoughtful

It's coming...

I haven't had much energy the last few days but I finally got a very satisfying full night of sleep so I'm hoping today will be much improved. I feel part of the problem is I haven't been exercising enough, I walk a ton, have been taking belly dance class again (only once a week though), and I took a long bike ride on Sunday - but yeah.

I've been working more than I intended (at Law, Historical, & Veterans), but of course it's nice to still have a bit of money for basic necessities and not tap any of the wedding/honeymoon resources - but my house is a mess because Jason is so busy too - cleaning will happen today... (after I get home from work...).

I've been recreational reading my head off which is great - but not enough time for that either! And I have a very small container garden, I have zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil and lots of other herbs. Not much, but it was our compromise, Jason didn't want me putting in a full raised bed this year. I also planted flower bulbs around our mailbox (which just started coming up!) and have done a lot of work on the backyard weeding and getting the grass to grow. I have another place in the front where I want to put in a flower bed but ... yeah. I'm also gaming with some friends of mine from SLIS once a week...

So the next few months or so should be pretty awesome - it sorta feels like things have been building up to this, and I've spent a lot of time planning and working on things that will manifest soon - I did decide to hold off on rare book school for the moment - simply because I have so much stuff going on right now - awesome things happening:

0) Don't know what it is but POTTERMORE ;)

1) Bachlorette Party FTW - me and some friends are going canoing/kayaking at the Kickapoo River this Sunday (boo yah) - with associated vegan picnic lunch and barbecue, plus Chrystal is also coming the night before to hang out which will be lovely

2) The following weekend another one of my bridesmaids,(aka friends) is visiting over the weekend

3) The week after that is WW (SCA event)- I haven't shot archery in a year - nor done much of anything else SCA related, but fall will be triumphant return (assuming I have no major job related changes), will be doing that - I'm making this horrific banner (its basically a joke) for our camp (Chez Scum) right now - after that I'm ready to return to some serious crafting. I'm volunteering a bunch and teaching a class, but I feel like I don't enough know anyone in the sca right now, will be attempting to remedy that. At least this year I actually got off of work the day it starts and the day AFTER for recovery time (this has never happened before)

4) Then I have two "free" weekends before ....

5) The wedding, my wedding, weird! (aka marrying the love of my life - not that I didn't love anyone else mind you)

6) Then a few weeks back to normal life - and then....

7) New York - Just two days but...we're seeing How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Radcliffe is in it)

8) Queen Mary II - top hats and monocles

9) Did I mention London?

I could talk about wedding and trip planning, but I'm sick of thinking about it (well, not about the trip) but yeah. Everything is good, just trying to keep up and get ready and have some fun.
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    pleased pleased

A Post You Can Believe In

So... being that Kucinich is no longer an option I'm currently supporting Obama for president.

There are certainly many things we are not on the same page on.... but the number one reason I support Obama over Clinton is that he never supported the war.  I think he's the best option, but I don't care to argue about it.

Anyway, Jason & I decided to risk freezing our asses off and go to the Obama rally in Madison on Tuesday.  (it was pretty friggin cold, but we were only outside for about a half hour)  But we got very good seats (in the front row of the seated area) which were awesome except for the photographers running around in front of us for part of the time.

Here's some photographic evidence:

Obama giving a speech at the Kohl Center in Madison, WI 02/12/2008

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I'm a bit blah because I just got home from work and Jason's not here... and I don't know where he is.  Oh well.

PS Wisconsin voting Tuesday 2/19
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    blah blah

Cube Goes to Washington

For those who would like to know more about the cube, please see this. It'll probably still make no sense to you.

Now, as many of you know Jason and I went to Washington DC in January as part of a business trip. Jason started at a new company located in Washington DC but is working from home. Since he was working several of the days we were there I toured around town with the cube.

So, here's my, albeit late, version of "CUBE GOES TO WASHINGTON." (said in some sort of radio voice)

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Me and the cube chilling in the museum of Modern Art.

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And, at the beginning of our calender year cube bonds with other, more ancient calenders. Now cube is safe, back on my desk.

Note: these were taken over a two day period

- And for the record Jason and I also toured the National Archives and the Air & Space Museum as well and had a lovely time. We wanted to go to the Library of Congress but due to time constraints never made it, hell I still saw the constitution, or what's left of it. Did I take any pictures of us? Of course not! -
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    pleased pleased

Reading List 2007

This is my reading list for 2007.  I'm just keeping it so I can keep track.  If you care to check out what I've read so far this year (for some reason), this will be at the top of my journal page.  I realize a few of these wouldn't actually be at the top of my wish list, but on audio you sometimes take what you can get/find.

A few from 2006, just so I remember (I'll probably add to this later)

The Clan of the Cave Bear, Valley of the Horses - Jean Auel
1984 - George Orwell
Of Mice & Men - John Steinbeck
Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien
Douglas Adams - All (cept the meaning of liff, can't find that anywhere)
Harry Potter - All = Rowling
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory/The Witches - Roald Dahl

Date Added      Title/Author

01/08/2007                    Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
01/08/2007                    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
01/09/2007                    Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
01/10/2007                    The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
01/15/2007                    Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
01/18/2007                    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
01/22/2007                    Eragon - Christopher Paolini
01/24/2007                    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
01/31/2007                    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arther Conan Doyle
01/31/2007                    Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagen
01/31/2007                    The Power of Gold:  The History of an Obsession - Peter L. Bernstein
02/01/2007                    Letter to A Christian Nation - Sam Harris
02/16/2007                    The Mammoth Hunters - Jean Auel
02/16/2007                    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
02/26/2007                    Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
03/05/2007                    Strangers in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
03/19/2007                    Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
04/05/2007                    Ok, In additon with my TAL listening - I'm half way through 20,000 Legues Under the Sea, that's going.. oddly, it's interesting enough that I want to finish it, but annoying enough that I can only handle it for short periods of time.  also half way through A Short History of Islam, the language is completed, but I think I'll finish the audio, and then reread it in book format when I can give it more attention)        
In advance I'd like to acknowledge the fact that I'm a dork, but yeah, since the HP is coming out soon, I thought I'd do a quick run through...
04/19/2007                      Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - J.K. Rowling
04/19/2007                      Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban - J.K. Rowling
04/19/2007                      Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
04/19/2007                      Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K Rowling (still working on this one)
(moving right now, not a ton of reading time)
05/05/2007                      Eleven On Top - Janet Evanovich
05/05/2007                      Making a Change For Good: A Compassionate Guide to Self Discipline - Cheri Huber
06/18/2007                      See Delphi & Die - Lindsay Davis
06/20/2007                      Commited:  A Rabble-Rouser's Memoir - Dan Mathews
07/04/2007                      Life Interrupted - Spalding Gray
07/22/2007                      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
08/01/2007                      Garlic & Sapphires - Ruth Reichl
08/08/2007                      Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich
09/10/2007                      The Meaning of Everything - Simon Winchester
09/17/2007                      The Map That Changed The World - Simon Winchester
09/20/2007                      How I Became Stupid - Martin Page
09/21/2007                      Swimming To Cambodia - Spalding Gray
10/05/2007                      Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
10/09/2007                      Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back - Norah Vincent
10/15/2007                      Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
10/20/2007                      Whale Talk - Chris Crutcher
10/29/2007                      The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
11/05/2007                      The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
11/15/2007                      Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets - J.K.  Rowling (and yes, I am a dork)
12/07/2007                      Shelters of Stone - Jeal Auel
12/22/2007                      Botany of Desire - Michael Pollen
12/22/2007                      Thank You For Smoking - Christopher Buckley

* February - have also listened to the first 50 episodes of This American Life
* 3/14, Finished Jello Biafra; In The Grip Of Official Treason, and pretty much the entire Helly Rollins audio collection *these are spoken word collections and not technically books, so whateva
*4/5/07 Listened to the second 50 This American Lives
*06/18/2007 - Would you believe I've just been really busy lately?  I have been, but I'm still reading... half way through another.
*09/10/2007 - I've started but not completed about 10 books in the last few months.  Must... finish books....
11/18/2007 - Started Team of Rivals but... first disk was damaged, hoping to get good copy soon, cause its fantastic, also started Dune, but really couldn't get into it on audio, planning to possibly revisit this in book format
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