**How can you care?** 'Because I choose to.' **You make it sound so simple.** 'That's because it is simple. Hard sometimes, but simple.'

Saturday, February 25, 2006

In celebration of having a little less money stress...

*drunkenly humming along with Cowboy Bebop music
Well, some good financial news for a change... the hospital finally realized they'd overcharged me last year, knocking about $750 off of that bill.

My taxes all got deposited, so I've almost paid off the tree people.

I had an excellent review this week, so I should be getting a bonus and a pay raise next week.

I'll also have a traveling reimbursement check come in Monday or Tuesday.

So... *phew*

Thursday, February 23, 2006

And so it begins...

This country is so fucked. *sigh* 2008 can't come fast enough.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Money woes...

I owe the hospital another $2000, which makes the total now $5400.

I owe Dr. Albert $800.

I owe the tree service $600.

*sighs* I probably won't be able to afford to go to Dragon*Con this year. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children for 25th April 2006 priced at $26.96 SRP. Advent Children continues the game’s storyline in this CG-animated film, featuring non-stop action and exciting visual effects. Two years have passed since the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace. A mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir. And Cloud (Burton), who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again...

Backed by a full team of video game extraordinaires, the film was directed by Tetsuya Nomura and Takeshi Nozue, written by Kazushige Nojima and produced by Shinji Hashimoto and Yoshinori Kitase.

Steve Burton, Rachel Leigh Cook and Mena Suvari lend their voices to the English dub available on this two-disc special edition with the following extra features:
Story Digest
Deleted Scenes
“Making Of” Featurette
FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children Venice Film Festival Footage
“Sneak Peek” of the Upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII Games

FINALLY! Damn well better have a sub-titled track...

Sunday, February 12, 2006

With the news that VP Dick shot a guy while hunting, I saw this and had to post it...

Saturday, February 11, 2006

*drunkenly headbanging with Sephiroth*
*drunkenly dancing with Kadaj*
(More drunken ramblings. Ya'll're in for a long night. *evil grin*)

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer do "Knife Edge" live Also not for dial-ups, sorry.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer have been a part of my life "From the Beginning". ;-) My Dad is a huge ELP fan, and passed that on to me.

"Can you live on a knife-edge?"

"Our machines feed the furnace / If they take us / They will burn us"

These men are geniuses of music and lyrics. Especially Emerson, he could take a Moog and turn it into a holy instrument of music. Just fucking incredible. What makes this clip even more unbelievable is that Emerson spends half the time not even looking at his keyboard, but at the drummer, Palmer, so he can keep up with the insidiously increasing tempo.
(drunken ramblings, ahoy!)

DJ scratch battle Completely not dial-up friendly.

OK. Why the above is so down for me. In 1987, my family moved from Atlanta, GA, where Mom worked for the IRS, to Columbia, SC, where Mom went to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and Dad made $8 an hour as a piano tuner. So yeah, we were poor as hell, and yeah, I know what it's like to be poor, to the point where the local Lutheran church left groceries on our porch from time to time.

Anyways, I went to Heyward Gibbes Middle School, and I was the only white girl in my class during 7th and 8th grade, aka from 12 to 13 1/2 years old. Pretty formative, important years, no? I absorbed the music, the early hip-hop, the soul, and the DJ music. To this day, if you want me to mark out and lose it completely, you play shit like in the link above.
OK, so far I've gotten these done...

2/3rds of #1, (I'll do the last load in the morning, when I can put more regulars in it to make a full load), #2 - #9, #12, and #14 (all to the tree people, should pay them off completely).

So... (cracks open #9) ;-)
Ah, the weekend... here's my plans:

1) Do 3 loads of laundry
2) Run the dishwasher
3) Do my taxes
4) Help Dad with his home networking project
5) Go to a day spa/buy this crap party at my sister's house
6) Do the grocery shopping
7) Get stamps
8) Get cat food
9) Buy some alcohol, preferably Ketel One vodka
10) Watch the Pro Bowl (go NFC!)
11) Watch a NetFlix dvd or two
12) Change the filter on the air system
13) Sort through about 600MB of new music
14) Decide how to divvy up the tax money among my creditors

What, you think the weekends are for relaxing? :-p

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

From Dawn's LiveJournal...

If there is someone on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because she exists, and whom you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

That would be... just about all of ya'll. ;-) I might have met Janice without the Internet, since we live in the same state and went to the same wrestling shows, but maybe not.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ten Top Trivia Tips about JL Sigman!

  1. It is bad luck to walk under JL Sigman!
  2. If you blow out all the candles on JL Sigman with one breath, your wish will come true!
  3. The pharoahs of ancient Egypt wore garments made with thin threads of beaten JL Sigman.
  4. The average human spends about 30 days during their life in JL Sigman.
  5. The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed JL Sigman would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used her to decorate their battle shields!
  6. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are JL Sigman.
  7. Devoid of her cells and proteins, JL Sigman has the same chemical makeup as sea water.
  8. White chocolate isn't technically chocolate, because it doesn't contain JL Sigman!
  9. The condom - originally made from JL Sigman - was invented in the early 1500s.
  10. JL Sigman has three eyelids.
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Monday, February 06, 2006

Saw the surgeon today for a check-up, and he said, "Wow, you heal fast." He looked around, said, "Get out of here, and stop taking the antibiotics." So I left. ;-)

Story of the day: Girl beats the guys for high school wrestling championship.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

"You're meat to be wasted. Your blood will fall on rock and nourish nothing."
Cutter, ElfQuest

Homophobic asshole dies from gunshot wounds received while attempting to avoid capture.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Just got my last EOB's for 2005, and thought I'd mention that the insurance company paid out $22,753.08 for me last year. :-p

Also, got the last of the statements I need to do my taxes... gotta go get TurboTax and get to it. Got freakin' bills to pay...

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Adventures in work...

Co-worker: I can't find ***'s Adobe.
Me: Did you look in the file cabinet?
Co-worker: I looked through the stack on Chip's desk.
Me: Did you look in the file cabinet?
Co-worker: Can you look up a licence number, I'll just use another disk.
Me: Chip keeps all the Adobe CDs in the file cabinet, did you look there?

Guess where he found the CD?


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Office 2003 version of Photo Editor, now called Office Picture Manager, blows dead goats. Just thought I'd post that observation.

*back to trying to wrangle some simple screenshots for a work document*