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2010-10-11 12:07 pm

Update

http://turandot.typepad.com/blog/

Crossposting links will occur on livejournal. Maybe here too. Honestly, I don't find myself updating much either here, or even on FB. Trying out the whole "passive user" experience.
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2010-09-03 10:20 am

Vox woes

So vox is apparently closing in less than 30 days. I'd import all my content to another blog, except that vox is not letting me sign in right now. So I'm at the mercy of someone from their help team getting back to me and letting me know why the password that they allegedly claim (via their lost password queue) I have is not working. This has added more suckage to an already extremely sucky day.
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2009-06-05 01:42 pm

Placeholder goes here

Hi there!

Just purchased a placeholder account. I might or might not update here. If you care, you already know where to find me.

If you are looking for content here, here goes:

Sometimes I wish I didn't have a cat that acts like a baby (the orange one, of course). Especially when it's crying like a baby bird while on top of the refrigerator where he is not allowed. So we have the following conversation on a daily basis right now:

"MEEEEoooooow!"
"What is it? Hey... Get down from there!"
"Mrrrrr!"
"I know it's high up. How the hell did you get up there?"
"Mrrrooooooouuu"
"Look no, me taking you away from the top of the fridge teaches you nothing. It tells you that you can pull this kind of stuff all the time, and there will always be a human to the rescue. It just doesn't work that way."
"Mrrrep" *jumps across to the marble counter*
"Showoff!"
"Mrrooooowwwwww!"
"No I am not petting you and telling you what a good cat you are. That will only encourage you!"
"MEEEEoooooow! MEEEEoooooow! MEEEEoooooow!"
"Oh, all right already. I will give you the desperate approval you seem to need" *pets the cat*
"Mrrrrrrrrrrrr!"
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2001-11-11 11:44 pm

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I'm going to see that professor on Tuesday after all, and have to mail stuff to the other one. I think I have a vague idea who else to ask for a reccomendation. It will be less easy than last time, but I shouldn't turn back now.

I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend (I'm sorry I was distracted over the phone, tesoro: seems I can only do so much multitasking at night after all). I'm not sleepy, but I should attempt going to bed pretty soon anyway. Another long week looms, between now and bliss.
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2001-11-03 12:15 am

Pensive

Most misunderstandings indeed occurr from having a set of different perspectives, and people who take up their perspective without seeing the other side. Most philosophical debates work that way. They mimic life.

Bertrand Russell, you indeed were a genius full of insight.
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2001-11-01 03:48 pm

Memo to MS

To whomever thought creating a data exchange program that is gooey with scripts was a good idea:

MS Access sucks ass. It takes hours to script a merge that I can do with a data link between Word and Excel in half an hour. But because of the mystique of bright colored tables, and smooth interfacing, and so forth people like Access databasing.

I hate you all.
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2001-09-24 09:58 am

Okage Shadow King

I must admit, I dismissed it as a cartoony mediocre title, but now that I know a bit more about the story, I'm dying to play it.

*SPOILERISH* I've always imagined what it would be like if my parents cared so much about me to do something as peculiar as selling my brother's soul to a demon to cure me from a funny affliction... LOL

;)
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2001-09-19 10:18 pm

Endless day

So, I was watching TV (doesn't happen very often, as I prefer to read, or play games with the spare time I can scrape together), around an hour ago, and my brother comes in the front room, and says:

"It's only nine??? For some reason, it feels like it should be much, much later"

Which got me to thinking: it's been either overcast or rainy since Tuesday morning. I'm not a fan of the sun (witness my spectacular paleness, a complex mixture of nature and nurture), but it sure feels like it's been semi dark for a couple of days... I would be glad if it happened to be a tad sunny tomorrow, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

Anyway... Yesterday afternoon, I took a long route back from work (that's what I wanted to say last night, but couldn't remember) to my train. I walked alongside the outline of the Red Line (not my train), across the bridge on Lake Street. The street started out lined with trees slightly taller than the elevated rail, and ended with a steel bridge superstructure, followed by a stretch lined with planters that are still inexplicably full of vegetation.

It hit me that I'll miss this town for itself, aside from missing the few people I know who still live in the Windy City (I tend not to grow attached to many people, and most who I've liked or loved over the years have either never lived here, or moved away years ago).

I'll miss the streets, the bridges, and the nondescript, almost unassuming art galleries on Near River West. I'll miss the understated urban grittiness of Greektown and Pilsen. I'll miss the urban chic of Lincoln Park, and the waning alterna-grunge ambience of Wicker Park. I'll miss walking with the masses of antlike white collar workers in the Loop.

I dare say, I'll even miss River North, the district I work by, even with its pretence of catering to the upscale, and though I seem to have to drag myself there every morning.

It's one city where you can truly feel at home anywhere.
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2001-09-14 01:23 pm

A moment of silence

By the NBC towers on Michigan Avenue. Perhaps I made a mistake by going: it reminded me that I can't muster much of an emotional response to it any more.

I feel really bad for all that's happened, and for those who have lost people who they cared for. I truly wish no one had felt it had to come to that. As for personal displays of emotion, I'm not gonna pretend to be as upset as someone living this tragedy firsthand would be. I would be cheapening their very real grief with my false sentiment.

I think the only time I felt bad enough about the whole thing to cry about it has come and gone, and prolongueing it just because everyone else feels that we shouldn't forget, and because others seem to be still upset about it is the wrong thing to do. This I know.
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2001-09-14 12:09 am

It's sad

The news about survivors are getting grimmer. I'm far from an optimist, but I like to be proven wrong on occasion.
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2001-09-12 12:28 am

(no subject)

The Bustle in a House
The Morning after Death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon Earth -

The Sweeping up the Heart
And Putting Love away
We shall not want to use again
Until Eternity




Today's probably gonna be harder on most families that lost a dear one than yesterday was. Even harder still for those who don't know for sure, as they can't even begin the healing.

But it will be okay. It has to be.
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2001-09-11 10:01 am

Well

I was having a good day. I even got to work slightly early, and when I got there... I heard about the whole thing... I also had to go to a meeting, so my apologies to anyone who tried to get in touch through AIM and didn't hear back.

There are no words to describe what I'm thinking. In fact, I'm not sure what to think.
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2001-09-08 11:25 am

(no subject)

You know, it used to be it was a drag if I was too busy to go on the net... But I don't mind at all today. =)

Damn, I've been too happy for my own good, lately.
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2001-09-07 07:35 pm

Because I could not stop for Death --

He kindly stopped for me -


Well, it was a busy enough day for me that if Death showed up, he'd have to take a number like the rest.

It was a nice day, though. I think I didn't do that shabbily: in fact, I know I didn't, but the details will be worked out better later. For now, I'll just have to say this: hurray for not being an idiot!!!
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2001-08-30 05:39 pm

Smile, and the world smiles with you

I had a good if quiet day. A very average day. I could be disappointed about it, but I've chosen to appreciate it for what it is. Quiet, calm. Peace. If not of mind (that's never the case), of place.
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2001-08-22 09:07 am

Wheee

It's the attack of the GIA horde... There's now like half a dozen people reading this. Well, but it's not like I'm gonna clean up my act any... It's my journal damn it, so I'm gonna write whatever I feel like, and you're gonna like it. ;)
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2001-08-04 11:01 pm

Being sick in the middle of summer sucks

I'm not sure what the hell was and is wrong with me. Last night I slept intermittently, waking up to the air conditioning, which should have been pleasant, except for the fact that I was getting chills from it. Then I woke up this morning, and I felt worse than when I went to sleep. I've been feeling slighly dizzy, queasy and achey the rest of the day. I'm guessing it's body aches resulting from my 2 hours in wet clothes ordeal. I'm feeling sligthly better, but I don't know if it will last.

On the other hand, I get to see my boyfriend tomorrow. which means that even being on the brink of death won't stop me from going out. Hurray for weekends. =)