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I know most of my friends love to read, and most of us don't have as much money for books as we'd like, so I thought I'd pass this along:
http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=577

Through Sunday the 27th, you can download the books for free, and they have at least two books that I've recommended to people.  A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham is in there, which I liked, and so is Cherie Priest's Four and Twenty Blackbirds.  I like that they are actually free, no DRM, so you can download and save them (or print them) and read them whenever.  I'm going to get them all, since I never know when I will need a book at work.

Happy!

 Happy Birthday Sonnet!

Hope it's a good one!

To all my friends

 Got on a wild hair at work today and went back and read through all my D&D group's journals.  It took a long time and I probably should be finishing The Golden Compass, since I'm supposed to go see it with some people I work with.  Yet another good children's book that will be lobotomized, I'm sure, but I want to see the panserbjorne on the screen.

But I digress.  So I went back and read all the journals and quotes and I missed you all SO MUCH I almost cried.  I missed that time in my life, and all the people I had around me that I didn't appreciate as much as I should and now everyone is all scattered.  I missed having a group of friends that were so close I could just walk over and see them and I missed having a game to work on.  Being DM sometimes drove me crazy because I felt very responsible for it but god I miss it sometimes.

I don't know if it's the winter or what but lately I've been very dissatisfied with my life.  It's safe but it isn't progressing at all.  I looked back over 2007 and realized I had nothing to show for it.  I didn't create anything or do anything worthwhile.  I started this job because I was at a point where I needed something safe and undemanding while I figured out what else to do and now I'm stuck.  I'm scared to quit and move on and I'm not sure what would make me happy.  I'd really like to get at least my Masters degree because I feel like I failed because I don't have it.  I'm worried though that I've been out of school too long to go back, and anyway what would I do with a masters in ancient history that is any different or better than what I'm doing now?

The real point of this post is that I'm thinking of all my friends, even if it's been a while since I saw or talked to them, and missing them today.

Holiday meme time!

Everyone loves gifts, and many also love giving them, so it's time for one of my favorite memes.

Make a public post on your journal with a list of 10 things that you would want from an LJ friend. The items can be anything, from graphics and e-cards, to real things that you would receive in the mail. Anyone who thinks that they would be able to help with any of those items can comment on the post.

1. New icons!  I got sorted to Slytherin over at Hogwarts Elite (sorry, my html-fu is too weak to get that to show up right) so now I need new icons to reflect my inner snakeness.  I don't care if they aren't just for me (though icons just for me are extra special).  I could also use a sig tag, though I don't know how to use them.

2. Recipes for things that are good and easy to cook.  It seems like we have tacos, spaghetti, and frozen pizza way too often just because that is all I am moved to cook.  Bonus points if they are also healthy (we eat meat but no pork).

3. Books!  New, used, loans, recs, doesn't matter- I always want to hear about a good book, especially if it's something I wouldn't normally pick up.

4. Song lists.  I really want to start going to the gym more often and I need fresh playlists for my ipod (I especially like themed mixes).

5. Fun mail!  I love to get mail, especially if it's got little surprises in it.  So much better than a post box full of bills and junk mail.

6. Ghost stories.  I collect ghost stories, whether in books or personal.  I especially want ones from other countries because these are really hard to get in the states.

OK, that's all I can think of, really.  I might add some more later.  Everyone post your list so your friends can spread the holiday love.

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FYI

For all of you who may have once lived in Roanoke- Good News! Our beloved Star has returned to being all white. One night it was red and blue, as it has been since 9/11/01, and the next, with little fanfare, back to the classic white. It's very exciting.

Also, I have been obsessively coating my hands with vanilla sugar hand sanitizer today. Not sure why, but I think it has something to do with my job sucking and my dread of calling my parents. At least I smell nice.





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the Wit

(76% dark, 30% spontaneous, 10% vulgar)

your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK


You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais




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Isn't it just the way? Look around one minute and realize you haven't posted to your journal in two months? Anyway, have a really cool meme.


You are The Moon


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.


The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4622357.stm

OK, Tom, not only are you a crappy actor, you are a total asshat. This is asshattery of a new dimension, even for you.

Do not talk about depression. I don't care what you've read or who you've talked to, I don't care if god himself told you psychology is full of crap. DO NOT talk about depression. You are an actor, not a doctor, and just because you are famous does not give you a valid medical opinion. How dare you. You're just as bad as the people who don't "believe" in depression and think all those fat lazy whiners should just get over it. Fuck you. I hope you get depression. I hope your adorable little barbie doll wife gets post partum depression and you are left with her miserable, broken down self, not knowing why she's always unhappy and why you can't seem to help.

Now, go fix yourself a nice cup of shut the fuck up.

Just a thought...

You know what would make a show simultaneously horrible and hilarious?

Picture it...

Cops: Roanoke
You scored as Carrot Ironfounderson. You are Captain Carrot Ironfounderson of the City Watch in the greatest city on the Disc â?? Ankh-Morprok! A truly good natured, honest guy, who knows everyone, and is liked by all. Technically a dwarf, but only by adoption. Youâ??d rather not be reminded that you are the true heir to the throne, but that does explain why people naturally follow your ordersâ?¦

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Carrot Ironfounderson

63%

Gytha (Nanny) Ogg

56%

The Librarian

50%

Commander Samuel Vimes

50%

Death

50%

Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax

44%

Rincewind

31%

Lord Havelock Vetinari

31%

Cohen The Barbarian

31%

Greebo

25%

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