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Posted on 2007.12.05 at 01:04
where am I: in my roooom [/beach boys]
How I feel about it all: blahnot too shabby
Soundtrack: Paul Gross and David Keeley - Family Matters
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  • Come Wednesday, I'll be the owner of a souped-up version of one of these. I'm deliriously pleased.

  • I'd forgotten what a great site this is. The hate mail is pathetically amusing (one letter says, "I think u should die u stupid geek"). Yeah, that sentiment is full of love and non-fascism, buddy). The writers are barking up the wrong tree here (semi-pun not intended).

    I've always thought that the way to diffuse fear/hatred about something is to laugh at it. Riddikulus, anyone? I actually had a kitler when I was growing up. She lived a good long time. Here's what she looked like:



    Also, patchfire, this little guy needs an emergency home (foster or other) to save his life. Do you know anyone in the area? How difficult would it be to get there for you, timewise? It could be an Educational Experience for G.

  • Speaking of Riddikulus, did you know that Karl Rove is a Boggart? If we all learn the Riddikulus spell, we can neutralize him in no time! topaz7 no doubt will be relieved at this given her theory that the reason we don't hear much about Rove these days is because he's hiding in Canada. No doubt co-operating with the Gay Cabal there. Next thing you know he'll be taking up curling. That's Karl for ya. He raps, he sweeps.

  • I spent a couple days on Block Island, and took pictures!




    Doesn't my mom look great?





    It's strange how much these beach shots from Block Island:





    look like these from Cape Breton:





    And this roadside picture:



    looks like this one:



    I mean, y'know, since there's a distance of oh, 900 miles between the two places.



    I'll post a bunch more when I feel so inclined. I still can't upload pictures from my camera to my computer, but when I get my laptop I'll be able to. I'm also planning on getting Cuthbert fixed so I can rip movies here again and watch 'em on the big monitor.



  • You want to see some heroes? The parents in this piece, and their kids, are real ones. Do yourselves a favour and watch all five parts:

    20/20: My Secret Self.

    All the parenting books, all the groups and the tips and the paraphernalia that go along with raising kids are only window dressing. What's most important is that you love your kids unconditionally, and that you tell them that you do, and show them. Every. Single. Day.

  • I've decided that the first languages I'm going to learn from my long list of languages I want to learn are French and German. Mostly because I have a German-speaking son and French-speaking daughter, and they can tell me if I'm doing the accent right. Also because they're pretty languages that aren't exactly alike.

    So off I go to find distance learning courses online. The first one I come to has this helpful information Um? If I'm trying to find a course to learn French, it's kind of obvious I'm not going to be able to read this, since I haven't taken the course yet. *headdesk* Oh, well. It's not like I'm planning to move to Québec, or anything. Mais non, mes amis. I think I'm going to go through Athabasca University, since I'm actually registered there and have yet to take a single course (and how cool is it that I can say I'm taking a course at a uni with the acronym AU?)

  • inmemoriam wants to have a party. I'm not sure, but I think she'd like me to bring everyone in America to help celebrate. I'll try my best, but I'm leaving a whole bunch of people from Washington, DC. off the list. Also, I'm gonna need a bigger car, because I don't think I can fit 302 million-ish people into my Jetta. I can spring for some local wine, though.

  • I want to see this so much that I'm considering taking the train to New York to do it. I've heard it's going to be expanding to more US theatres, so maybe it'll come to Boston. If it doesn't, I really might go to NY. It's a reason to go on the train, after all. I love the train. :) And the story sounds wonderful. Not to mention the cast, the director, the producer. I just. Guh.

  • You know you're bored/lethargic/lazy/procrastinating/tuning out life when you spend actual time reading AND COMMENTING on IMDB message boards. I think I've brought dorkiness to a whole new level.

  • I'm terribly obsessed with Sirius Radio. I mean, just look at all the news channels. TWO NPRs, BBC, CBC, CNN, holy shit. Also a bunch of music stuff. I'm in love, seriously. I have the plug and play radio. Mine looks like this, which is different than any I see on the Sirius site. I'm going to get the boombox when I have more money, and then maybe something like this later on. *geeks out*

    In case anyone was wondering, Bucky (he came with the name. Shut up.) belongs to Ellen (seen here at Westerly Airport, embarrassingly in need of a bath)

  • I live next door to the Pawtucket version of the Vecchio family. It's not so bad in the winter, but in spring and summer my windows are open and they usually come out of their house at some ungodly hour (like ten o'clock) and start yelling. Even when they're not yelling, they have these loud voices. It's not terrible, abusive yelling, it's just a loud, large family who argues a lot. Two minutes later they're all happy and laughing. Really. Loudly. I can't sleep in mornings anymore. *sigh* And *looks at time* now it's the middle of the night and they're still out talking. If they mention Polenta I'm calling a shrink. For me.

Comments:


Mal
malnpudl at 2007-05-12 06:47 (UTC) ()
May I ask a favor? Would you put the pic behind a cut? It's kind of gigundamous and is forcing a horizontal scroll on my Friends page, which is obnoxious.

Thanks much! :-)

The pics, however, are beautiful. So pretty. *waves hi to your mom*

Congrats on the new 'puter! \o/

If I win the lottery, I'll come see the movie with you. *wistful* Yeah, yeah, I know. Don't hold your breath. *sigh*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-12 06:54 (UTC) ()
May I ask a favor? Would you put the pic behind a cut?

Done and done. :) They're huge pics, but I wanted them to stay hi res to show how pretty Block Island is.

As restitution, here, have an OTP.

If I win the lottery, I'll come see the movie with you. *wistful* Yeah, yeah, I know. Don't hold your breath. *sigh*

It's opening in LA, as well. Also Vancouver, I'm sure. Both of those are closer. I say Vancouver Road Trip FTW! If, y'know, I win the lottery.
Mal
malnpudl at 2007-05-12 07:02 (UTC) ()
Thank you kindly. :-)

As restitution, here, have an OTP.

Dear lord, they're beautiful, aren't they? Wow.

I say Vancouver Road Trip FTW!

Make you a deal: Either of us wins the lottery, we'll pay the other's way, eh? *g*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-12 07:31 (UTC) ()
Dear lord, they're beautiful, aren't they? Wow.

They are, yessir. Even their colouring compliments each other. The kids must be knockouts.

Hey, if I win $300 million in Powerball, I'll buy us both houses in Vancouver. On a pond, or something. With plenty of room for visitors. :)
sam80853
sam80853 at 2007-05-12 19:14 (UTC) ()
Beautiful pictures. Maybe one day ... ::dreams::
I Am Canadian
dragonflymuse at 2007-05-12 19:54 (UTC) ()
Lovely photos!

Check out the photos by Paul Nicholson. He is my favourite local photographer.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-13 05:23 (UTC) ()
Ooh, gorgeous. *bookmarks*
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-05-13 03:53 (UTC) ()
Gotta love the Quebec language laws. By "love", of course I mean "scorn and ridicule endlessly". I was thinking about taking French, too. Who knows, maybe we'll be classmates. *g* Although i've sent my registration in for UVic, so perhaps not this time.

Beautiful photos and yes, very similar. Do you have a link to your dream house in Cape Breton? Me = nosy.

Two minutes later they're all happy and laughing. Really. Loudly.

My best friend in high school had a family like that. Sleepovers were hell. To make matters worse, they were all morning people. *shudders*
peacey at 2007-05-14 12:44 (UTC) ()
* What were all those little boxes your Kitler was sitting on?

* Are we still on for tonight?

* Your neighbors and mine must be related. Do yours like to set off fireworks until dawn on Independence Day too? And argue about NASCAR?

* XM is better than Sirius. ;)

* I haven't commented on IMDB's message boards, but I regularly vote on their daily poll. Today's is which movie trilogy ends best. I voted for LoTR but was very conflicted between that and Star Wars Eps 4-6. So. I shall join you in the realm of Dorkdom.

* Your piccys are so pretty! Block Island looks just as I imagined it would:

Taken at Tawas Point State Park. The lake is Huron.

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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-15 00:05 (UTC) ()
* What were all those little boxes your Kitler was sitting on?

Player piano rolls.

* Are we still on for tonight?

Yep. I'll be around in a little while. I've got to go get bubbly and pick up prescriptions and I'll be back. *g*

* Your neighbors and mine must be related. Do yours like to set off fireworks until dawn on Independence Day too? And argue about NASCAR?

I wasn't here on Independence Day last year. I wouldn't put it past them. They probably argue about NASCAR, they argue about everything.

* XM is better than Sirius. ;)

My mom has Sirius included with her Direct TV service. I like it a lot, but I had to go with Sirius because of OMG TWO NPR stations AND CBC Radio One. Plus a lot of other nifty stuff.

* I haven't commented on IMDB's message boards, but I regularly vote on their daily poll. Today's is which movie trilogy ends best. I voted for LoTR but was very conflicted between that and Star Wars Eps 4-6. So. I shall join you in the realm of Dorkdom.

I didn't know IMDB had a daily poll. I'd vote for LOTR, too. I'm dorkier than thou, however, because I've actually written a review. Yes, as a matter of fact, I DO have a life, why do you ask?

* Your piccys are so pretty! Block Island looks just as I imagined it would.

It was voted one of The Nature Conservancy's Twelve Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.

Taken at Tawas Point State Park. The lake is Huron.

The lake is enormous. It looks like the ocean. Isn't Superior the biggest? I can't imagine a lake bigger than the one in the picture. It goes on forfeckingever. Very lovely. Of course, now I've got "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" in my head. Erg.
peacey at 2007-05-15 13:14 (UTC) ()
When it comes to Great Lakes, big is big. They all go on forfuckingever. Toss a little salt in them and they become seas because they all empty out into the Atlantic.

From Wikipedia:

Superior is the biggest fresh water lake (measured by surface area) on Earth. It's surface area is nearly 32,000 square miles - larger than South Carolina. There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire land mass of North and South America with a foot (30 cm) of water. The shoreline of the lake stretches 2,726 miles (including islands). At it's deepest point, it's over 1300 feet deep. Waves regularly swell over 20 feet in storms; waves over 30 feet have been recorded. I am utterly terrified of this lake. It is the only one I haven't been out on. By choice.

Huron is the second largest Great Lake and the third largest fresh water lake on Earth. It covers over 23,000 square miles (about the size of West Virginia), goes down over 750 feet at it's deepest and has a shoreline of over 3,800 miles (note that that's far greater than Superior). Huron is my baby. :)

Today's IMDB poll is "Which film has the best visual effects?". I voted Star Wars, but Matrix leads.
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