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Sat, Oct. 20th, 2007 09:07 am

Are you SERIOUS?

Well, THAT rocks.

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Sat, Oct. 20th, 2007 06:52 am

Every single morning at about five o' clock I wake up.

The ruckus outside of our living room window defies belief.

There are about 400 crows that live in the trees on this street. MY street.

Crow adults and crow babies.


I am a sound sleeper, I sleep like the dead, you cannot wake me with earthly force.


(but no seriously it's like The Birds and i can't sleep)

Current Location: hell is empty and all the devils are here
Current Mood: shocked OMFG


Fri, Oct. 19th, 2007 07:09 am

If it affects you at all, use this post as a place to squee, without ramifications or pessimism, about the possibility of the Sox recovering from this deficit ala 2004. Because I know I need a place to do it and I need some woobly companionship.

And Josh Beckett is my new favorite person ever.

7-1, baby!



Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007 10:26 am

So a fellow Snape geek on my friends page said that she went to a bar in Australia last night, and the bartender noticed her Hogwarts tee-shirt. He recommended that she try a Severus Snape shot, which is:

1 part Black Haus (blackberry schnapps)
2 parts Absolut Peppar

Served in a test tube.

Needless to say, this is awesome news. It is actually listed at Drinknation. Look it up in the search bar.

I've been meaning to pick up a bottle of Black Haus lately, too... I guess now I know why. :D

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Sat, Aug. 4th, 2007 01:39 pm

I really need some advice from people who have rented/are currently renting an apartment in the city. I just want to talk to some people who have been faced with the dreaded apartment search at one point in their lives. Steph and I will be moving next month, and we have a bunch of different prospects that all have very different pros and cons. I was wondering if there's anyone here who wouldn't mind giving me some advice, though I don't have any photos or anything for you to go on, and I realize most of you know nothing about the city in question. Anyway, whatever you can tell me would help a lot, even if it just makes me feel better to know someone else has had to pack and move in the hottest month for two years in a row.

The SituationCollapse )

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Wed, Jul. 4th, 2007 05:22 pm

If you cannot identify the gaggle of charming superpeople (plus one super-Deinonychus) pictured above, then you need to get yourself to the closest bookstore and procure the first Runaways graphic novel. If you're going to a Borders or Barnes & Noble, you may have to have it ordered. Do it. Now, if you're going to a comic shop that happens to have the first few issues, cool, but I will hunt you down and harm you if you don't start at the beginning.

Just saying. You should do it. Then come thank me.

Oh, Happy Independence Day, everyone.

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Current Mood: giddy giddy


Sat, Jun. 16th, 2007 07:00 pm

My apologies for the fact that I've haven't been around on LJ- usually, I'm at least lurking, but it's honestly been months since I had any concentrated time on the internet.

Quick update- things are good but fast. I recently applied for a unit supervisor position at my job, at my own supervisor's behest. I was excited at the idea of doing something different (the raise and how it would look on my resume were a thought, as well) but I wasn't really sure I wanted the responsibility of monitoring calls and giving talks about tardiness and productivity. The head honcho at S&S told me my letter of application was the best they'd recieved from any of the supervisors, which was cool. She also told me she didn't think I was ready, that I was too new within the company, but she did say I'm the sort of person they'll be looking at in 6 months. In the meantime, they offered me a promotion and a relocation to Trumbull! Trumbull is still working collections, but it's collecting on auto insurance claims, so there's no auto-dialer and it is way more laid-back than collecting for Verizon/Utilities. We have more info, more docs, and of course, the ability to suspend someone's license if they decide they don't feel like paying. I get a raise, it's a position that requires a good deal more brainpower than collecting on phone bills from 2001, and I get away from the psychotic greed and paranoia that runs rampant among collectors/supervisors in Utilities. I'm super exicted.

Today, I spent the day at the River St Festival in Troy and saw They Might Be Giants perform. There was confetti and "Dr. Worm" and "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Particle Man" and "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" and "The Sun Is A Mass of Incandescent Gas". I sat next to a group of kids that knew all the words. It was awesome. Then I got french fries with malt vinegar, lots of salt, and ketchup, and walked home.

I'm signing up for classes at Hudson Valley Community College this fall. I just have to get my Financial Aid things in and I should be good to go. I'm looking at a Psych major with an Art minor. I was just looking around at colleges I might want to transfer to and lo and behold, Russell Sage, the college across the street from us, has a really strong program called Creative Arts in Therapy, which is exactly what I want to do but didn't realize it had its own program. :O Aside from being able to stand on my doorstep and spit on their campus, there are a lot of perks. It's a women's college right smack in the middle of my favorite city, but they have a coed campus in Albany so I can take classes closer to my job, as well. The campus is gorgeous and people in the area not only seem to have a great opinion of it, but most everyone I talk to about school assumes that I'm already planning on going there- which must mean I'll fit in okay. :)

Our garden is gorgeous and begging for a lawn party with drinks, dinner and dancing. Our rose bush has just started to bloom. :}

Nothing else, really. My list of happy things:

* There's this bar about a block down the street from us that we've started going to. It's called The Ruck and by all appearances, it's built out of an old stable. It has these great rough hewn beams with Christmas lights strung up, rugby trophys on the walls, and the "kitchen" (a college-aged girl operating a fryolator) strays open way past midnight. The music is usally pretty good and we're already regulars. Everything is cheap.

* Runaways. My new obsession. XD I can't even deal with how much I love this comic.

* My girlfriend is still the best.

* I get to see my dad tomorrow! And he's giving us a big TV!

* Troy is still the coolest city ever.

* I'm so badly addicted to "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes and the dude from Fall Out Boy.

* ... and I am so excited to be going to school in the fall. Also, nervous as hell about what the schedule of full time school and work is going to do to me.

* NEW TOMB RAIDER GAME JUST CAME OUT. It is a remake of the first Tomb Raider and it is chock full of awesome. 'Course, when it comes to new TR, I'm not picky. I didn't even mind Chronicles that much.

* My hair keeps getting shorter.

* I really, really miss my friends. :C


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Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 06:46 pm

Please to be checking out my soul-pet.Collapse )

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Mon, Apr. 23rd, 2007 08:06 pm

Now you guys go do it.

Current Mood: chipper chipper


Sat, Apr. 14th, 2007 09:32 pm

We were afraid to move here; I remember being terrified of the thought of living in Albany and commuting to HVCC, having to spend any time in what the Albanites know familiarly as "Troylet". Now I feel like we've found a place with everything we could possibly need, tucked into five or six streets by eight or nine blocks, packed with secrets like the glass floors & Tiffany windows in the library, the wrought iron gates & cobblestone streets by Washington Park, the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings in the atrium, and all the little pubs and diners that line the streets. It has everything, and the best thing about it is that we discovered it, and gave it a chance despite all the nasty things we'd heard. Now, I think that maybe it is the small businesses and tenants of the brownstones on Second Street who perpetuate and support the myth of "Troylet"; it's a well-kept secret and a refreshing change from the "theme-park" feeling of Northampton. I've fallen in love with this place, I see beauty everywhere I look, and it feels nice to call it home.

We ought to have known the very first day we saw this apartment and were given the direction to follow 19th Street over the bridge. Honestly.

Off to Brown's for cider, music, and enjoying the company of my friends.

Current Mood: pleased pleased
Current Music: "Half Acre" Hem