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Dear [livejournal.com profile] popfiend,

I'm taking your advice:


See the shirt?

Hugs and kisses,
[livejournal.com profile] liandriel
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Have a great one, all you fathers and father figures. Thank you for everything that you do. ♥

Dreamtime

Jun. 13th, 2010 11:38 am
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Last night's dream kind of made up for the apocalyptic dream of the night before and the chainsaw attack of last week, being funny-weird instead of freaky-weird.

I was in an airport waiting area with my sister. She went to the bathroom and came out muttering about figuring out who did something, so I went to check it out. The bathroom had two shower stalls, one of which had been left kind of scuzzy in the corners. Someone came in behind me to clean up, muttering to themselves about how it must have been James Marsters, how he'd left similar messes in this and that episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and in an episode of something else. I noted the wet prints of bare feet leaving the bathroom from the shower stall, so I followed them back out into the waiting area. There was a very bewildered Mr. Marsters, having just come inside from the pouring rain, wearing rubber overshoes and dripping rainwater all over the floor. My sister was pointing an accusing finger at him:

"James Marsters! I should have known it was you!"

Memery!

Apr. 30th, 2010 11:52 pm
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Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] morlith and [livejournal.com profile] miintikwa!

If you leave a comment, I will:

1. Respond with something random about you.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about you.
7. Tell you my least favorite thing about you.
8. Challenge you to post this on your journal.
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On my commute home this evening, I saw the vanity license plate, "BARDGAL." Driving the car was a rather portly gentleman with a full white beard.

Well, I thought it was funny.
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Happy, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] quick_chick! I hope it's been spectacular.
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March 9 sure turns out some awesome people! Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] partywhipple, [livejournal.com profile] shan64, and [livejournal.com profile] shinywen! I hope it's been (and remains) fantastic!
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[livejournal.com profile] popfiend is being awesome again. Fulfill a wish or have one fulfilled. Check it out!



I think just about everyone on my friends list knows [livejournal.com profile] morlith, but if you don't, you should. He is full of awesome.
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Have you seen this hat? I want to make one, and though I am searching Ravelry and free pattern sites, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.

If you've seen a pattern for a hat like this, and you can remember where you saw it, will you please let me know?

Thank you!
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Here's to a fantastic 2010! Be safe. Be well. Be happy!

See you next year!
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[Poll #1496979]
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Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] gonzai55, for the cookie! :D
liandriel: (*iz ded*)
Wow, that's less than $200 per ... uh ... that's a good deal!
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Congratulations to one of my favorite couples, [livejournal.com profile] dulcevox and [livejournal.com profile] shadowbody, on your big day! May you continue to fill each other's lives with joy, today and always!
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My dad pounced at me as soon as I got home from work on Wednesday, saying something about "Obama Day" and telling me "a lot of people" will be keeping their kids home from school on September 8. I Googled "Obama Day" with no helpful results, then "Obama September 8 keep kids home from school," from which I found out that the President will be broadcasting an address to the nation's students. Actually, I found the forums on Sean Hannity's website, which were full of alarm and links to the the classroom engagement resources from the White House, with no real information as to why they were so alarmed. (For grades Pre-K-6 and grades 7-12. Real subversive stuff, y'all. *eyeroll*)

So I went to the White House website and found their official blurb on the Media Resources page, and ... honestly, I think it's a cool idea. I get the impression that this won't be propaganda as much as, "Be good, stay in school. It's important." I like that we have a President who is technologically savvy and who reaches out to the people, a la FDR's fireside chats.

Dad asked later, after I had done some reading on both sides of the argument, if I would be keeping my son home from school on Tuesday. I said no. He was plainly miffed when he asked why not. His irritation sparked my own when I replied, "Because it's a regular school day!" Dad stormed off with a parting shot about indoctrinating my son and the "Cash For Clunkers" program.

I do not understand why people are so afraid of what the President is going to say to their kids. I wouldn't have pulled Michael out of school if it were Bush addressing the students, either. For my part, I plan to watch the address myself when I get home from work and ask my son what he thought when he gets home from school. If I feel at that point that I need to do any damage control--and I doubt that I will--then I will discuss my opinions with my son in a calm and rational manner. Even if this is propaganda--especially if it is--this is a teaching opportunity. Talk to your kids about what you believe. Find out what they're learning in school and from their friends. Your kids will be exposed to dissenting opinions at some point; give them the tools to deal with that. You have more impact on your child's beliefs than anyone else.

UPDATE: I thought I remembered addresses by Reagan and Bush, Sr., when I was in school, but my parents were adamant that it never happened, and my contemporaries didn't remember. Google netted me nothing, so I figured that maybe my teachers had taped State of the Union addresses for Social Studies or something and let the matter drop.

However, [livejournal.com profile] redqueenmeg backed me up. President Reagan addressed students in 1988 about the national debt, and in 1991, President Bush talked about his administration's education initiatives and encouraged students to stay in school. Thank you, Meg!
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loves good metal with chicks singing lead.
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This poor guy. I almost feel badly for laughing so hard.
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This one's for the carnivores! )

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