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It feels like a musical sort of day, so I'm going to do this the same way I have in the past! I'll post sections of lyrics from the first 20 songs that come up on my computer, barring the ones that aren't in English and maybe some of the totally obscure ones! I'm going to hop on those drabbles today if I can-- except maybe the White Collar ones, which I will probably need more time to write xD

Edit: bc so many of them have been guessed correctly already, I'm going to bold the ones that aren't finished yet for the ease of the reader :)

So here are the songs, under a cut tag, so they're not annoying!Collapse )

Okay, so, I will award points! One point each for title and artist, but if get both for a particular song you get 3 points instead of 2. Here are your two bonus songs, with title and artist worth 2 points each, and the two together worth 5:

21. I said, "I don't know, does the loneliness show? And if so, does it ever end?" As Things Collide, Maroon 5, sekala (I would also have accepted Kara's Flowers!)

22. After nine days I let the horse run free, 'cause the desert had turned to sea. Horse With No Name, America, dsneyvoice

Aaaaaand just for the hell of it, four of the songs above (not including bonus) were actually a cappella. If you can figure out which ones, I'll give you more points xD Have fun playing!
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Lol. Clearly, it's just time for me to go to Grad school.

f e e l i n g :: devious wat.

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Yes folks, here it is again, that time of year (which happens now and again without any perceptible calendar) when I confess something shocking.

I read Twilight, and I didn't hate it. I wasn't a fan of her writing, and I didn't find it paritcularly believable (but come on, it's "fantasy"), but it was a quick, easy read that I actually enjoyed, much the same way that Chamber of Secrets is a quick, easy read but not a terribly good book.

So, I will be borrowing more books, in all likelihood. Because everyone needs a good dose of romance novel, in whatever form it may take.

Signing off.

*salutes*
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I just received my very first Holiday Fruit Cake, addressed to me from a co-worker, with a small card with that standard Print-Shop poinsettia and a label reading: "Decadent Chocolate Cherry Fruitcake."

I figure I'll give it a shot, the worst that can happen is I have a bite of fruitcake and don't like it. However, this is a home-made fruitcake, which I think must be somewhat different from the store bought variety.

Most striking, however, is that my first thought went something like this: 'this is something that you see in movies happening to adult-types, the ones who live on their own and have bills and car payments and good jobs.' And then I realized that I am that adult-type person. WTH is up with that???

♥s f-list, ♥s a-plenty.
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Just in case the f-list didn't realize how cool killerbeautiful/sinistrata is, just take this Gratuitous Icon Post as explanation enough.

Nothing else to say, other than impending snow storm spells doom.
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For everyone who may have been worried about this:

I did not lose my job yesterday! W00tini! And I will not be losing my job anytime in the near future! Double w00tini!

That is all.
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So Sarah and I (no, not you douxquemiel, this is little Sarah who has no LJ) and I were discussing how amusing it is when our parents have selective (or not so selective) amnesia. In my case, it's my friends. I need to find a way to relate any friends I have to an existing friend that my mother has met, otherwise she will have no idea who I'm talking about. Following are the friends she knows by name: Nelle (sekala), Emily (killerbeautiful), Linds (linaeloisetook), Steph (halfdreams), and Mizza (oimizza). Anyone else requires explanation. I'll give you a couple of examples.

I'm cutting the actual conversations, because they're long, but funny...Collapse )

So my idea is that I should make my mom laminated prints with pictures of all my friends so that my mother has the information at her fingertips. No more asking me who exactly all of my friends are, she can just read down the list, find the name, picture and description and then we'll both be all set. She won't need to ask and I won't need to tell her for the 50th time who Becky is.

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f e e l i n g :: amused amused

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If I can see you get off the elevator and stand in front of the door, and you can see me look at you, and we make eye contact, for the love of God DO NOT ring the doorbell. Not only is it completely unnecessary, it is the world's most annoying sound after nails on a chalkboard.

f e e l i n g :: irate STOPPIT.

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My boss came up to me several minutes ago, stood next to my desk, and asked me the following question:

"There's a word that sounds like 'eligible' which means that something is messy and impossible to read. For example, if I send a fax and the person can't read it because the ink got smudged, they'll use this word."

The word was, of course, illegible, which does sound very similar to eligible. I wrote down the word and it's meaning, as well as legible's, on a post it, and she laughed and called me a human dictionary.

This just goes to show you that there are some benefits to a liberal arts education, especially when your boss doesn't speak English as their first language. It's days like these when I love my job!

f e e l i n g :: amused amused

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My Mom just went on the weekly dump run and found this at the 'swap shop' (which is New Hampshire for 'crap that we don't want so we'll let other people have it because we're too lazy to actually take it to consignment or sell it on Craigslist'). Which means that it's now mine, because my mother has no use for a $1000 backpack. Needless to say, I'm going to take it somewhere to make sure it's genuine, and then I might just sell the thing. Or keep it. I'm not sure yet :D
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Only in my city.

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=728872

ARE YOU SERIOUS, TROY?????? WTF. AN ANIMAL MEANT I COULD NOT WATCH THE REST OF THE GAME?????

I haven't laughed this hard in a VERY long time.
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Stolen! Yes, stolen! from rhythmsextion, because music memes are amazing.

- Put your music player on random.
- Post the first line from the first 32 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
- Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
- Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.
- Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!


Lyrics behind the cut...Collapse )

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Sarah Palin has about as much foreign policy experience as my left foot.

For those of you who don't know, my left foot is attached to my left leg, which is weaker than my right.

That is all.

f e e l i n g :: angry she gets to meet with Bono?

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How 'bout that stock market. So glad only half of my investments are there instead of the whole kit-n-caboodle. <-- did I spell that right?
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X_X Finished Duma Key...

On pg. 615 of Dark Tower (yes, this means I am finally going to finish it this time, only 2 1/2 years later)

Purchased this weeked: Insomnia and Everything's Eventual

In the mail: Duma Key in actual instead of audio form

To be expected: Ilse Freemantle, in October

Also possibly to be expected: Dinky Some other people, possibly.

*iz ded*
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I know I know I'm totally spamming today... but I couldn't stop laughing and I thought those of you who don't already know and love this picture would get a kick out of it...






Because Sev was awesome and only had funny things to say ever. 

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Dear Gmail,

Whatever is wrong, will you please fix yourself? This email is muy importante. If I cannot save, I cannot do something else. If I cannot send, I cannot do something else. Basically, you are holding me hostage on one screen. It is both unnecessary and cruel, and making me very sad. Please consider being nice. Thank you.

**

And in other news, I am effing exhausted from staying up watching the Olympics last night. For those who have not watched, figure out a way to watch the women's all-around gymnastics. For those who did, please comment below. Again for those who didn't, don't read comments if you don't want to be spoiled. That is, assuming I get comments :D

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f e e l i n g :: tired tired

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And the winner goes to...Collapse )
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So is anyone else not quite convinced that the Chinese ladies gymanstics team are all 16 or older? Half of them look 12 at the oldest, and at least two of them move on floor exercise like they don't really know how to use their arms yet...

Seriously, when you put a picture of Shawn Johnson next to a picture of Deng Linlin and you can see what I mean:

Shawn Johnson and Deng Linlin. Which of these girls looks like they could actually be 16?
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In an only vaguely spoilery way, I'm not sure how I feel about Mamma Mia!Collapse )

This may be a movie for our parents generation in general. I didn't really grow up with ABBA, so I didn't always connect with it. But that's just me.

Thus conclude my thoughts.
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I am DYING of laughter...

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whatever man
i'm just the catcher a rod
como se dice donde
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Created by Grahame



Also appropriate...

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has a velvet scarf
draped over the back with
the name of this game
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Created

And:

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artist no cheating
ex oh baby how was i
supposed to know
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Created by Grahame


Don't ever forget. I'm just the catcher a-rod. I hate that guy...
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On an unrelated note, I'm sprucing up my netflix queue and am hoping for some movie and/or series suggestions from you, dear flist. What can you tell me? I am keeping one queue for movies and one for TV. Please convene and tell me what to watch!
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Happy birthday, smuxis!!
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Thus endeth awesome-athon 2008, not with a bang but with a whisper.

Seriously guys, going back to work tomorrow has jam ALL OVER its face.
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I have suffered every wiggly little indignity that they have heaped upon me, and while I have complained I have had one small grain of hope: I am moving out for good on Thursday (which I suppose is technically tomorrow). However, this time it is simply TOO MUCH. I have watched them run across my kitchen floor and squished them with my shoe. I have watched them hanging out inside my empty packing boxes and squished them with my broom. I have watched them unabashedly scuttle across the living room carpet (which is very much centipede patterned to begin with) and then disappear under the heat trim. An annoyance, yes. A little scary, also yes.

But this little mother@%&$!& just BIT me in the @%&$ing SHOWER. Right on the shoulder. Are you serious???

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f e e l i n g :: scared grossed out

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The only thing worse than finding a centipede in your house is finding a centipede and NOT being able to kill it before it runs under the heat trim >.< Ugh... VOMIT. So gross. Only 2 more nights after tonight...
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Holy crap people, can we please start saying BEIJING right????

It's not Beijjjhhhhhhing. It is Bei-DJING. It's a HARD CONSONANT. Come on. Dan Rather ruined RUINED this country's pronunciation of that word. OMG. It grates on my nerves more than people saying "NUCULAR" instead of the proper pronunciation, "NUCLEAR." I swear to God, I will not even be able to watch the effing Olympics if someone doesn't start correcting people.

Anyone know how I could effectively LET SOMEONE IN THE NETWORKS KNOW THAT ALL OF THEIR SPORTSCASTERS ARE MISPRONOUNCING BEIJING? Cuz I'd love that.

f e e l i n g :: angry Yes! I'm angry!!

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Back again!! GO FORTH AND CONQUER THIS MEME!

1. Put your iTunes, iPod, or other media player or MP3 storage device on shuffle.
2. Take down the first 25 songs that are played.
3. Pick a lyric from each song, then take out a word or two from the lyric you pick.
4. Post the lyrics for your Flist to guess.
5. You get POINTS for guessing the words in the blanks, the song title, and the artist. NO CHEATING!
EX: Oh baby _____, how was I supposed to know? <-- Three possible points, one for baby, one for Britney Spears, and one for "Baby One More Time."
6. Fill in the answers as they are guessed.

101 Points Possible! plus a bonus of 28 points.

Don't Forget the Lyrics!Collapse )

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f e e l i n g :: creative creative

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Back in the time when I didn't know what e-mail really was, and when I only used my dad's computer to play games, there was a game that I remember vaguely that I want to find again. However, I can't remember the name of this game and I can't remember what the guy you moved around the screen looked like. Here is what I do remember:

*There were like a hundred levels to the game (okay, probably not that many, but still a lot).

*You moved a guy around the screen, there were obstacles, and you had to pick up things. I believe the background was grey blocks.

*There were elements of fire, water, ice, and electricity that you could not touch without special shoes (ice skates, fire boots, etc.), which you picked up as you went along.

*I remember certain areas on the playing board (like transports?) that were a very bright turquoise and blue. I think there were conveyer belts at some points as well.

*When you moved to a new level you were given a password so that when you opened the game up again you could skip to that level.

Now, I'm fairly sure that this was a game for Windows 95 or around that time. Does ANYONE know what I'm talking about? I loved this frickin game so much, and I'm just trying to remember what it is in the hopes that I'll be able to find it again someday!
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There are some days I just love New York :D
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I'm a little man, and I'm also evil. Also, into cats.

Thank you, that is all.

f e e l i n g :: silly silly

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Hokay, so. My office is FREEZING COLD. I am not the only one who thinks this. However, I am the only one who is wearing a scarf, a shawl, and considering putting her jacket on indoors. Because really, this is ridiculous.

*looks at mood icon* You see? Even Ioan gets a wool jacket. Why do I have to be cold?

f e e l i n g :: cold cold

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If you are going to reunion, please answer the following questions in a comment:

1. What meals are you planning on having on campus?

2. Are you interested in going to the big class dinner or would you rather organize a big trip to a local restaurant?

3. Would we rather do Sunday brunch at Willits or just go to Stables?

4. Are you getting the class costume or are we doing our own?

5. Who all is planning to descend on Emily's house?

6. Emily, is this okay with you?

7. Please list any and all other events you have interest in attending.

See Sam. See Sam taking the Reunion bull by the horns. See Sam have organizational skills. See Sam rock.

PLEASE RESPOND ASAP. Thanks guys!
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Wooowoooo!

The time has come, ladies and gents (mostly ladies), for me to actually be employed full-time, officially, and with awesome benefits.

For those of you not in the loop on this, I've been temping at a University for 6 months now, and was in consideration for a terrific administrative job in the International Development Office. I was offered the job this morning, at a higher pay rate than I had anticipated.

This is excellent news :D Everyone! Congratulate me! En masse! Come now!

Also, M&Cs jam this weekend=LOVE.
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Don't we think it's a little early in the baseball season for me to have this conflict with people?
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The Yankees have just pulled off a breathtaking victory over the Chicago White Sox (who are Awful and Devious and Evil) and have returned to their communal antechamber post-game to revel in their victory. Several armchairs sit in a circle, a mahogany sidetable sits to the right of each chair, and each chair is occupied by a player. The one empty chair has a velvet scarf draped over the back, with the name "Damon" embroidered along one end.

Giambi: puffs on cigar proudly I say chaps, an excellent match this evening. I have never been more proud to be a Yankee.

Jeter: chortles We assuredly gave them what for, did we not? grins like Jeter (you know the one) and turns to Posada

Posada: shrugs Whatever man, I'm just the catcher.

A-Rod: laughs A modest gentleman, that he is! sips from glass of double malt scotch. You are far too modest! Were it not for your dilligent catching, how could we possibly prevail?

A resounding chorus of "Here, here!"s

There is an ear-shattering crash as Damon enters, slipping on the floor with a towel clutched around his waist.


Damon: Yo, what'd I miss? looks around Dudes, wasn't the plan to get crunk-ass if we won?

Giambi: rolls his eyes What a plebian.

Damon: blinks A ple-what?

Jeter: Mimics I believe the vernacular would be "fo shizzle."

A-Rod: Very disappointing. Don't you think? nods to Rivera

Rivera: shrugs No se muchachos. to A-Rod Como se dice "donde estan las prostitutas y cervesas" en ingles?"

Damon: raises hand to high-five Dude, I may not be a Mexican, but I know what "prostituta" means! Wooorrrdddd mah homie!

Rivera: Soy Panameno, fool.
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A repeat of last week's smash hit. Maybe not smash. More points this time. More blanks this time. Less Beatles this time. Good luck.

Also, PUBLIC. Haven't posted publicly for years. Literally.

1. Put your iTunes, iPod, or other media player or MP3 storage device on shuffle.
2. Take down the first 25 songs that are played.
3. Pick a lyric from each song, then take out a word or two from the lyric you pick.
4. Post the lyrics for your Flist to guess.
5. You get POINTS for guessing the words in the blanks, the song title, and the artist. NO CHEATING!
EX: Oh baby _____, how was I supposed to know? <-- Three possible points, one for baby, one for Britney Spears, and one for "Baby One More Time."
6. Fill in the answers as they are guessed.

TOTAL POINTS: 144Collapse )
GOOD LUCK!
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So, I said I'd post this because it was at once very creepy and very cool. So cool, in fact, that I hit the snooze button like three times so that I could go back to sleep on the outside chance that the dream would continue. AND it did. Which is pretty damn cool.

So, I'm cutting for length here, because it's pretty complicated.

So, aliens invaded Earth.Collapse )

That's the dream in a nutshell. I think the aliens came from inside the Earth, not outer space, and had been underground for millenia. Which makes me think that once -we- all were driven down into the underground Church, were we going to thrive down there, grow technologically advanced, and resurface in thousands of years only to re-take over the world we had once owned and drive the unfortunate other beings living on the surface of the planet underground, thus perpetuating the cycle of death and destruction?

So.
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Take a gander at these, all you people who like pumpkins ^__^


Carved for linaeloisetook's birthday party this past weekend, as well as Halloween in general ;) A few Harry Potter inspired carvings... Enjoy friends!





And:





(Photos c/o douxquemiel)
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Happy Birthday, Linds! Have a happy day, too bad you have to work! >.
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WOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!

Go Sox, Game 1 on LINDS' BIRTHDAY! Wamazing!

♥ ♥ ♥
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I have culled my Flist significantly, eliminating friends that aren't on any of my filters. If you believe I have de-Friended you in error, please leave a comment and I will rectify that :)
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Happy birthday sekala!!!

I hope you have a lovely day today and I can't wait to see you tomorrow :D :D :D :D
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We has intarwebs, precious!!!! Woohoo.
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So a funny thing happened... I updated my resume and profile on Monster.com late last week and have been looking around more seriously at other employment opportunities and received a letter Friday daytime to the effect of, "I saw your resume posted on Monster and think you might be a good fit. We'll be doing interviews the week of March 5th for sales management positions." Of course, it's a life insurance company, something I know nothing about. I called the man, we set up an interview, and lo and behold, it's tomorrow morning.

The company is Comined Life Insurance of New York. Anyone know anything, heard anything about the company? I did some digging online and found what I could, but I'd benefit from any information about the insurance world at large. I'll update with more information after the interview tomorrow :)

Comments greatly appreciated.

Job offers also greatly appreciated!

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IT'S MY LAST DAY AT HOME, BITCHES. Okay, not all bitches ^___^ Some manly men. *cough*Ryan*cough*.

I did the following, so I must pay it forward. I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

If you comment on this post:
1. I’ll respond with something random about you.
2. I’ll challenge you to try something.
3. I’ll pick a color that I associate with you.
4. I’ll tell you something I like about you.
5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I’ll ask you something I’ve always wanted to ask you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on yours.
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Why has the bell rung like 8 billion times??
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Because everyone else has been doing it, I had to too...

Stolen shamelessly from sekala, linaeloisetook, and douxquemiel.

That survey...Collapse )
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Which I also meant to say in that entry... I second Nelle!

Happy birthdays to rinlage and cineophilia!!
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A lovely and happiest birthday to the lovely rodeogirlmhc!

We love you and we can't wait til you come back home!!!
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