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|Tuesday, December 18th, 2007|
|Wow, almost two years for a post.
I thought the last one on Christmas '05 was a pretty good end for a pause. For the wonders of google, I found myself again. Hello me. Hello you. How are we? Super, thanks for asking!
|Sunday, December 25th, 2005|
|Wednesday, December 7th, 2005|
|Advice from my mac-loving folksies.
I'm setting up my brother's 12" powerbook and would like to know fun sites or favourite freeware software that I can install for him. My sister loves graphic tools and silly games. Burning monkey casino is already installed and her and my nephew love playing with it.
Any ideas? Current Mood: awake
hehehehhe I wrote this email to them.
From: Aimee Hannaford [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 05 December 2005 21:19
Subject: An order for the USA?
Hello butter loving friends in the UK,
The US is also suffering from a hard-butter crisis and concerned citizens
like myself find it prudent to take preventative action by buying the
ButterWizard. Your fantastic product will prevent the onset of pesky
hard-butter injuries to my friends and family.
Please kindly assist the health and well-being of our wrists, provide
amnesty to our wrongly crushed bread, and improve our poor butter's
viscosity by extending your market to the US.
In short, I would like 2 please, how do I order them? :-)
Thank you very much,
Aimee Hannaford :-)
Redwood City, CA
firstname.lastname@example.org Current Mood: cheerful
|Tuesday, December 6th, 2005|
|When it rains it pours.
Pours and pours like salt on wounds and other fucked up shit like that.
Why? Am I a magnet for this stuff? What the Sam hell (who is Sam anyway?) did I do to deserve the amount of freaky life hard shit that I have right now. I'm not even DOING anything, it is just happening around me and to me. My own life, job, etc is really easing up!!
Or as my business class sez: Don't ask why, ask "How come?". It is less aggressive. ggrrrrrrrr
WHY! Current Mood: distressed
|Monday, December 5th, 2005|
Is all I have to say about certain persons in this world that don't know have to get on with their crazy fucked up lives without hurting others for attention. This is NOT about anyone of my friends or their friends or friends of friends on here.
This is a good site we should all know about to help those fuckers that are clinically insane stay away from us: http://www.letswrap.com/legal/hro.htm
or maybe some others.
Ever see that movie Heathers? This is it in real life.
*sigh* Current Mood: annoyed
|Friday, November 25th, 2005|
|What am I up to, G-Fresh?
At this exact moment, I just passed Easy street while large heavy drops of collected rain landed "Plop!" on the roof of the truck. One would think I should be praying for dear life instead of typing about my life, but one has to live on the edge. T's daughter is in drivers ed and has to get 50 hours of driving in before getter her license. I don't want to ask if this is the first time driving in the rain but I did and it is and it is all OK. All of us have gone through that first time. :-)
Rovner just called and I've been blabbin up a storm about his first turkey, drinking meat, then meatwad from The Force. Jones sodas have made holiday pop that has flavors like turkey, corn chowda, and others. Ew. I don't know if I want to go there eeeeeh!
Sunday I turn the older. No big gala is planned, but T has asked me to keep the night free. I'm thinking by default the night is expensive, not free :-D. That was just way far too girlie and self centered for me to say, I'm getting all ew about it. My idea of a good b-day is being with the peoples that I love, not being poored over. hehehehe but I still am a girl.
Today we are visiting my uncle Walt, his family, my G-ma w00t! and perhaps other straglin' family. It has been so long since I've seen my cousin Matthew, but he's busy becoming the uber chef-man at SLO. He rox the hizzay and I am grubbin for some phat BBQ from him!
My weight is going down and my exercise is going up and I feel better. Ah, but I still have 25 lbs to go. I'll be super skinny for me, but that is ok. My boobs will survive the loss because I have enuf to go around.
Work is going well, I'm up in Sacramento fairly often but also working from home most of the time. The WFH is something to get used to, for it requires mucho self control. Luckily I've been branded with a hard core work ethic and it works quite well. I get to make it to yoga fairly often, see Brent and Lisa, and get bendy.
Although the yoga is good for flexibility, I'm feeling stiff in my dance type of flexibilities so I'm startin' jazz up again this week. Ahhhh to dance again! Speaking of dance, I got this great dance imagery book that teaches you that you are a tree, a gust of wind, or rolly like a ball as you go through movements.
When I get hungry, I dine upon the "Feast for Crows", George R R Martin's 4th book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Last Friday I got them all signed by the author at Kepler's bookstore and I'm proudly passing the first book onto my dad to fill some of his retirement time.
Marc and Jeff are wonderful roomies, still, and they are so much my family. Only part of Marc's FAMILY came over for Thxgvng but they were plentiful none the less. I totally love seeing them because they are all happy funny silly and wonderful. Even his funny uncle who eats all the pie :-).
As for my Thxgvng, we were joined by T's kids. Allie and Frankie and Ramon - those who've been exposed to the family at semi-great length in larger numbers know what that means. Altough I didn't eat the jello with my face like at Easter, I did pass the rolls to Marc by throwing them across the table. :-) It isn't the first time so I don't feel very out of place.
Hugs smiles and loves to all y'alls.
Oh, and Corey, I'm not trying to woo the sweet Drea with Skittle Hair, just sharing the happy colourful goodness. And Nate, what do you THINK I was up too ;-). Buhahahahahahahahah. Perhaps figuring out which colour to do next!! Current Mood: carsick & hungree
|Thursday, November 24th, 2005|
This one's for you, Drea! Current Mood: cheerful
|Monday, November 21st, 2005|
|Time ever ticks
Here I am in the morning-nite writing reading listening and even talking to myself. O, sweet insomniatic pre-workweek impediment leave me be.
One person stands out this last week: George R R Martin the best fantasy author that kills people off all the time in beautiful ways. For of his books in the Song of Ice and Fire series has his scrawling huge sig all for me! Pernia's book bears his stamp, too, even though he didn't get to go to the signing at Keplers.
w00t! Drea, you give me inspiriation, my hair is Manic Panic's Ultra Violet in chunks within the dark mass. For so long I have wanted to do it, but I was working as a "contractor". Now they can't fire me for purple hair! Buhhahahahahahahaha! Next time the UV reacting blue. Already my hair is a-glow in flourescent lighting.
With the onset of this coiffure, I have to get clothes that don't clash. More and more black :-).
This is my random train of thought as I avoid writing something. Tonight I met Terence's kids. Fej is calling me mommy. Sigh. His kids are both mega taller than me and I relating to them like I do my cousins more than I would as a boyfriend's kids. Shit 15+ and 14+.
Once again I feel like I am never going to have kids. Much-o doubt. Feh. Valiantly my mental war continues, but those thoughts are losing the battle because it is only my fear talking.
Sending love to my friends and family. FMonkey have fun @ Thxgvng. I'll give your momma a big hug to pass on to you. To the original A.G. send a shout out to your fam and a big hug from me. Please make sure someone eats plenty of rainbow jello in my stead :-).
|Monday, October 24th, 2005|
|Thursday, October 13th, 2005|
|Monday, October 10th, 2005|
|foo on the shmoo
no decompression for me this year :-(. i was so tired, i have been decompressing enough from this travel bizness. last week i even had to fly out with like 4 hours notice for another day meeting. feh feh feh feh.
anyway, it is done. or is it? the owner of the company was trying to get me to help out today. i am so glad i have learned how to say NO in my life.
but on the brighter side over the last w33k:
Current Mood: content
- I have gotten to see my room mates for more than 20 minutes in one sitting
- I cleaned my room
- I started school
- I picked 8 billion pounds of tomatoes from our plants and will make spag sauce
- I got to take time for relaxing home facials (not like in pr0n)
- I am trying to make sense of my finances and raise my credit scores
- I have helped T settle into his new place. My parents and brother have helped, too. Yeah!
- I haven't moved into T's place, but he's using much of my stuffs out of storage, so it feels like home
- I have helped T paint and paint and paint his new place
- I will go for a bike ride tomorrow
- I am working out on Wed with T, our first time for a long time, sigh
- I organized BM pictures
- I haven't eaten red meat for over a week and a half now, or more, I feel good
- I am dancing again
- I have lots of crazy family that are great and got to see them.
- I watched some of my Netflix while I did chores
- I have cleaned up some of my Burning Man shit still sitting outside in my backyard. A little frog was living in my blue patent leather addidas. riddup!
- I have got to barbeque again before it gets too cold
- I have taken a pre-employment drug screening
- I have shopped for food to last me more than 24 hours of being at home
|Saturday, October 1st, 2005|
Went out dancing with T, Turtle, Ava, Roberta, and a bunch of other old dance friends. It is so great to be on the floor again! I'm hooking up with Roberta's dance partner to cut a rug and T is going to take lessons with me yeah!!
I'm looking forward to Decompression. w00t.
gnite, i'm getting a massage :-D
|Thursday, September 29th, 2005|
|Web based image gallery software
Hi all who art thou technical.
I'm looking for a web based image gallery software. Perusing sourceforge and buddy sites, I have seen the use of Gallery and did a little reading, it looks coolio.
I kind of want to use a db to store and sort and search, but that is a lot more work - I guess I could extend some of the gallery interface to hit a db and use it's imagemajik auto image processing to prep the file structure.
Must run on linux/*nix
Must be freeopensourceness
Java or PHP based, who cares, apache is friendly to all
Any suggestions from the geek squad?
OMG - this crazy wierd old guy who sat too close to me in the lobby just asked me to go to a casino with him till 4 in the morning. I'm so glad it is my last night.
Diarreha of the LJ, but I'm so excited that tomorrow is my last day in the OC that I have to toot it to the world!! My offer is on its way from the new job and all is well in the big city.
The weather is CRAZEE hot here with the Santa Ana winds. SoCal is on FIYAAA!
Tonight I said goodbye to Barbara, the Crowne Plaza beer garden lady. She always greeted me and my co-horts (Terence, Raj, Suv, Leon) with a smiling face, kind words, and free booze past closing time.
Also, tonight I gave Rajhi Raj the last hug cuz he's not coming into work tomorrow. I'm going to miss that guy, but we will stay in contact "Definately" in the Raj voice. He roxors the hizzay and is the fount of good music. *sigh*
I don't really get to say bye to Leon in person unless I travel up here next week for training, which sux cuz he is a great guy. Perhaps on his travels thru the Bay Area or mine thru DC will have our paths cross again. *sigh*
One of the developers from the moo-cow company is mooving back up to the city this weekend. We talked and will definately get together at some bizarre place in the city. He has an awesome suicide girl type of girlfriend and would be great to troll the towne with.
Thru amazon I ordered my school book for a buck fifty. hehehehehehe shipping was WAY more than the book, and I get to pick up my reader this weekend. Even tho it is continuing education, I am taking Masters Level Business classes at STANFORD! w00t! me iz kolidj edukatid.
My <3 is sending to thanks to all my friends and fam who have been keeping me company thru this crazee travelling.
Now I'm going to bust some ass and get some work done because I have to do a big ass preso tomorrow. Guess when our company found out about it. Really tough. How about 4.45pm tonight? Grumble, soon it is over. Current Mood: cheerful
Their hot salsa tastes like ass. Bleck! Current Mood: geeky
|interesting things in the world
Google is expanding facilities to the NASA Ames research facility in Mnt View to work on distributed computing.
Does SETI at home ring a bell?
More cool old people are dying. Era of civil rights of the sixties is coming to a close. Will we ever have outstanding individuals in the country that can influence such change? Is this world becoming flat, where the only outstanding peoples are supermodels snorting coke and having three-way sex?
All hail John Daily.
I am going to clean my room, make pretty art, and remember what my family looks like.
Change. It's exactly what it claims to be, in my case, the verbage use:
To go from one phase to another, as the moon or the seasons.
Tuesday T and I start Stanford evening business classes together.
It has been a long time since I've felt that I have some control in my future and heavily engaged in the journey getting there.
Hmm... I wonder what my friends Mitch and Christine are up to... Current Mood: artistic