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Fri, Sep. 19th, 2008 06:37 pm

Especially since my last post was a one-liner about crappy indie rock and my next post will probably be about a bowl of cereal or something, but:

Gillian (my girlfriend of the last 3.5 years, for those who haven't been following along) and I are getting married.

Since I don't really ever plan for the future and since I don't talk about her much on LJ, I'm sure those of you who have been following along are pretty surprised.

It's ok; she was pretty surprised, too.


I'm not sure we have an exact date, but we were looking at September 19th 2009. No, we didn't know it was International Talk Like a Pirate Day when we picked it. Yes, I know that means some of you will have iron-clad obligations for that day. It's okay; you probably didn't need the pirate-flag centerpiece anyway.


Those who are even vaguely interested in attending, please let me know. I was going to just write up a list like a normal person, but after Gillian went through, tallied up family, old friends, school friends, WoW friends, new friends, red fish, blue fish, and guests, she was, I think over 200. So if she's going to have to pare her list down a bit, I realized that just sending an invite to everyone I've ever been friends with wouldn't be fair.

So I was going to filter the list myself - BUT I'm terrible at keeping in touch with people, AND if I filtered out people who don't want to be in Buffalo in late September I wouldn't invite myself. Instead, I'm just dropping it on my journal for people to respond to.


If I still have your phone number in my phone and expected you would post but you don't, I'll probably call you. I've been working in a call center for years, so I hate telephones; it may take a while.



So, uh, comments are all screened, leave me your name and address if you want a formal invitation.

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Thu, Sep. 18th, 2008 04:35 pm
http://news.aol.com/article/hero-marine-wont-get-medal-of-honor/179205

A marine who threw himself on a live grenade to save his fellow soldiers is given the Navy Cross, instead of the more prestigious Medal of Honor ... because he was hit by friendly fire first!

Ta-da!

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Sat, Sep. 13th, 2008 09:57 pm

http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77

Lower is better. I probably could have spent more than 2-3 minutes on it and gotten better, but I tend to screw things up the more I second-guess myself, so who knows....

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Wed, Sep. 10th, 2008 04:44 pm
"Mariner's Revenge Song" is probably the only song by The Decemberists that I like, but boy is it awesome.

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Sat, Aug. 30th, 2008 06:51 pm
I'm sure most of you have seen the new Batman movie by now, and will recognize this:



I'm hoping that at least half of you have seen Citizen Kane and recognize this:





The two scenes aren't actually that similar, I know, but there is a certain confluence: in each scene, the sheer intensity with which the actor devotes himself to his clapping both alienates the actor from the other characters and suffuses the entire scene with an air of menacing, mocking foreshadowing.


It makes me want to take Orson Welles by the arm and say "Hey there, big guy, you look upset ... why so serious?"

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Fri, Aug. 29th, 2008 06:00 pm

"There are people to sell down south, honey."

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Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2008 07:03 pm

http://www.steampowered.com/v/index.php?area=app&AppId=15130&cc=US

If you've never played it, go buy it. This is seriously one of the best games of the last 5 years and it's $4.99. Unless the only games you like are sports sims, dating sims, card games, or games where 80% of the development time was spent on groundbreaking research into breast-jiggling physics, you will like this game.

You owe it to yourself to buy this game. You also owe it to Jesus, and Democracy, and that homeless guy you hit while driving drunk last summer. Don't walk, run! Seriously, why are you still reading this?

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Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 11:35 am


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Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 08:23 pm

CNN Breaking News:



If you got an email with that in the subject line and you actually clicked the link, your computer is now infected with a trojan that will turn your PC into part of the zombie botnet that's part of Russia's illegal war against Georgia.

You're an idiot.

Didn't your mother ever tell you not to click links from strangers?

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Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 03:51 pm
"I CAN'T THE SECURITY TO DOWNLOAN IT NEEDS A EMAIL PASSWOOD AND I DON" T KNOW IT AND THE MAC OR THE MODEM IT DOES NOT CORRESSPOND TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS CAN YOU HELP THANK YOU"

My job is magical.

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