Below are the 25 most recent journal entries.
I..am a moron.
So I've been poking at MSPA trying to figure out why Hussie hasn't updated in a few days.
And then I realized.
He's in Seattle right now.
It's Emerald City Comic-Con and I know he's one of the guests.
(I wish I could have gone, I totally would have gotten an autographed book.)
I think my JF flist got all wonky. It's only displaying 9 entries, and won't give me the option to navigate back any further.
...oh god. Oh god no.
When CNN has an op-ed piece by Gilbert Gottfried defending a comedian making a rape joke then you know shit has hit the bottom of the barrel.
This is a test of the triple cross-post journal entry system. This is only a test.
I have a powerful urge to talk dolls with someone.
I think everyone has one piece of technology that disagrees with them.
For me, it's apparently hair dryers.
I had to get a new one today. While my old one didn't die nearly as spectacularly as sadisticsaint's did, it still died. I would be able to use it for a while, then boom -- nothing. Stopped dead for no good reason. Induced a hell of a lot of swearing, too, especially when I was in a hurry in the morning (which is almost every morning). So we went out to buy a new one.
My mother learned she should listen to me, too. I was going to pick up the one that was on sale and she pointed to another one, since the one I was picking up was exactly the same as the one she owned and she figured okay, let's get a different color. Turned out that the one we got wasn't on sale. Probably the only time ever that I've tried to save money and mom has wanted to spend more, even if she didn't realize it. Ah well. I have a new hair dryer. It has all the requisite buttons, a concentrator (that flat nozzle thinger you stick on the end), and it works. This is really all I care about where hair dryers are concerned.
I'd say I should just cut all my hair off so I don't need a dryer, but the results really wouldn't suit me well at all.
Things that are annoying:
Going back to FFVII...
...and realizing that the X button is 'cancel' and the O button is 'confirm' instead of the other way around.
In other, unrelated news...
I want to make this SO BAD. You have no idea how bad. It's just freaking gorgeous and the pattern is really not at all difficult. It's all rectangles. It's just the time investment, which is yeowza. BUT WE WANTS IT, PRECIOUS.
What I did with my weekend.
I had Alana last weekend.
I don't usually GO places with my daughter. A lot of that is financial, and a lot of it is that I just don't have her on weekends and I work all day during the week. But I had her last weekend, and on the spur of the moment I decided to take her down to Mount St. Helens. We'd been down there as far as the visitors' center once, but it was a crap visibility day so you couldn't see the mountain at all.
( This day involved a LOT of driving. )
Jaw, meet floor.
CNN's reporting that Steve Jobs just died.
Just. Like. Whoa.
Okay, knitters, HELP ME PLZ
Situation: My father really needs slippers.
Dad's diabetic with serious neuropathy. He also has an infection on one foot that refuses to go away. This is not good because if the infection gets really bad, they'll have to amputate the foot and this kind of fucks with my father's ability to do anything in the house. Needless to say, we are trying to keep this from happening. Right now, Dad's been pretty well ordered to keep shoes off as much as possible. Thing is, he still has to go to work. Right now he's going in socks. (Not even kidding.) His doctor would prefer he not even wear socks, but, well, there are some sacrifices you have to make to avoid disgusting your co-workers.
What he really needs is a pair of slippers.
The problem here: he needs slippers that can breathe. He also has very large, fat feet. This makes it hard to find slippers.
I want to make him slippers, but I suck donkey balls at actually adapting patterns into different sizes. So I ask you, knitters: do you know of any patterns that are easily shifted around to make VERY BIG slippers?
Praise the lord, and pass the cupcakes.
Happy Birthday, Sep!
My Pokethoughts, let me show you them.
So. I 'beat the game' in Pokemon White, finally. Which is actually highly misleading, since usually 'beating the game' involves whipping the Elite Four and then the Champion. You go through the Elite Four, but you can't actually go after the Champion until AFTER you beat the first 'final boss' and go through a much-harder Elite Four a second time. Which I find incredibly fun because it gives the game even more playability.
( LONG and rambly and very Poke-centered. )
EXCELLENT. I heart Judge Ware.
I also heart that one line at the very bottom. The one that says Gov. Cuomo in New York has introduced a bill allowing same-sex couples from all states to marry there. Hearts. Many hearts.
I heart LZ Granderson.
I also heart this article and I wish everyone would read it. Multiple times. Then tack it to their foreheads.
On the one hand, I am VERY glad comment notifications seem to be working as they are supposed to.
On the other hand, all the comment notifications I got were from the post related to Turimel and her disgusting antics, so I failed in my attempt to block that from my mind in order to protect my already questionable sanity.
CHRIST ON A POGO STICK.
That Surveyfail shit?
It's on fucking CNN.
Someone marshal the troops, this is ridiculous.
This is my only thought on Prologus. I will leave it here, because it is utterly non-spoilery.
OH MY EFFING GOD KAIN HIGHWIND TAKE ME NOW.
I don't remember his voice being so blasted SEXY in FFIV DS. Maybe it has to do with the fact that he's no longer chibitastic. But still. YOWZA.
...as you were.
(Speaking of voices, we totally dumped Gilbert Gottfried as the duck today, because he was a dipshit on Twitter about the earthquake. Protip: If the company behind your cash cow does 75% of their business in Japan? You miiiiiight wanna watch your tweet.)
ETA: Okay, third-alt Garland? NIGHTMARE FUEL FOREVER.
Oh dear god.
An Angry Birds cartoon? Really?
Webisodes could be funny, not sure how I feel about the idea of serializing it. However, that article got me the link to this video, which is absofuckinglutely hysterical. So it was worth it.
This is a reasonably frivolous entry.
Any other knitters out there -- and I'm pretty sure there's a few on ye olde flist -- do you have any tips for using double-pointed needles? I've tried about ten times to start a project and I've snarled it every single time.
Yes, because my daughter is so horrifically stupid that she can't figure out that racism is a bad idea when she sees it in a book and thus must be protected from the sheer notion that it might exist somewhere.
I find it really hard to believe that I might have the only eight-year-old in existence capable of realizing what's right and what's wrong without me holding her hand every step of the way.
I'll never, ever learn.
I adore me some eggnog in all its forms, especially eggnog lattes. My body? Does NOT adore the lactose present in eggnog. My mouth says EGGNOG LATTE DO WANT, and my digestive system says LACTOSE DO NOT WANT. So I have the eggnog latte and suffer for it, but damn was it good when I drank it.
For all that my mom is somewhat nonplussed by my interest in knitting, I think she was pretty damn stoked when it came to Xmas presents. I am notoriously hard to shop for. NOTORIOUSLY. Generally, when someone asks me what I want for Christmas/birthday/whatevermas the first thing that pops to mind is either a) too expensive for me to ask for with a clear conscience or b) so utterly specific that I don't trust anyone but me to pick it out. So Mom asks me what I want and my reaction was "Idunno." However, I have a hobby now. I knit. So therefore, she got me something useful:
A yarn drum (mine's purple) and a Joann gift card.
I can so totally see my mother jumping up and down going "YES NOW I KNOW WHAT TO GET HER."
I am pleased. Now I can go get some of the stuff I've been wanting and not feel bad about it (although I will admit the temptation to blow it all on yarn is high...not that I have anywhere to put the yarn or any plans for what to do with it). I'm vaguely contemplating putting it toward a caddy that's slightly more organized than my knitting basket currently is, though that's by no means a necessity; my knitting lives in a wicker basket I got for five bucks on sale at Joann's a couple months ago and, well, hard to beat five bucks. Besides, I'd probably disorganize any attempts at organization anyway. I'm good like that. (She was apparently thinking of getting me a rolling knitting tote, but couldn't justify $60. I told her that was just fine because I couldn't justify $60 either. Sixty bucks for something with wheels to put my knitting in? If I need it to roll, I'll go get the scrapbook tote I sometimes use to carry dolls and use THAT. Damn thing was $20 which is vastly more justifiable.)
I'm not sure exactly who writes the weather alerts that come through on my Weather Channel desktop but today's is up there. Apparently there's a big winter weather front rolling in sometime this week. Snow in the passes is gonna be a bitch, it'll rain down here, but it's the last part that made me laugh.
"FINALLY...AND POSSIBLY OF MOST INTEREST...THERE IS A CHANCE OF LOWLAND SNOW BEGINNING ABOUT WEDNESDAY AND LASTING INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. A DEEP UPPER TROUGH WILL SETTLE OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON. PRECIPITATION WILL BE SHOWERY AND WILL DIMINISH BY THURSDAY. HOWEVER IT IS LIKELY THAT AT LEAST SOME OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW. WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S AND LOWS IN THE 20S...SOME OF THE SNOW WILL STICK.
THIS SNOWFALL IS STILL FOUR DAYS AWAY AND THE FORECAST COULD CHANGE. THE PRECIPITATION CURRENTLY LOOKS MORE SHOWERY IN THE MODELS RATHER THAN A WIDESPREAD SYNOPTIC SNOW EVENT. SHOWERS WOULD IMPLY A MORE HIT OR MISS SNOW EVENT. STILL...LOWLAND SNOW IS USUALLY A BIG EVENT AROUND WESTERN WASHINGTON...SO STAY INFORMED."
(That's a direct rip from the weather alert.)
Translation: "HEADS UP, DIPSHITS. IT MIGHT SNOW. START PANICKING IN ADVANCE AND DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOUR ASSES."
'A big event around Western Washington'. Lol.
Dave Niehaus passed away from a heart attack today.
Seattle just will not be the same without him calling the Mariners games.
Nov. 2, yo.
Today's statement of truthiness.
Underneath that dragoon helmet?
Kain Highwind is SMOKING HOT.