For maethe - remember the exchange we had about David Palmer's novel "Emergence," with you pointing me to a used copy at Powell's? Practically the first thing I saw at the sale was another copy of that book. If I'd had a few years' worth of patience, I could have owned it for just fifty cents!
We had planned to go to the sale yesterday, but when we drove by at 11:00 (the sale opened at 10:00), the parking lot looked an awful lot like an Apple store from the day before, so instead we drove around and bought lots of other stuff, including a table to put out on the balcony so we don't have to drag the TV trays out there every time we want to paint in the sun.
Among the things we bought was a cute little frozen snack mold, which has allowed me to enjoy tasty frozen treats made with cranberry cosmopolitan mix and lemon vodka. This, I think, is another one for the "win" column. Currently freezing: Russian Lemonade popsicles.
Here, have a painting of Mt Rainier, called "It Ain't Paradise - But You Can See It From Here:"
And that's as much coherence as I can manage when it's still this hot.
"Or, I Told You I'd Rather You Test-Drove The Motorcycle."
( Yes, that's my fascia the title quote refers to. )
* See if anybody else responds with "I've done that."
* Have your friends cut & paste this into their journal to see what unique things they've done in their life.
1. Been killed in a helicopter crash
2. Had to shovel 12+ feet of snow off of roofs to keep buildings from collapsing
3. Been inside the Arctic Circle
Hmm . . . all three of those have to do with my time in the Army. Guess my life as a civilian's been pretty boring.
Dobson took aim at examples Obama cited in asking which Biblical passages should guide public policy - chapters like Leviticus, which Obama said suggests slavery is OK and eating shellfish is an abomination, or Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, "a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application."
"Folks haven't been reading their Bibles," Obama said.
Dobson and Minnery accused Obama of wrongly equating Old Testament texts and dietary codes that no longer apply to Jesus' teachings in the New Testament.
"I think he's deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology," Dobson said.
Who's using Old Testament texts for what now, Mr. Dobson, you bigotted homophobe? (And that's the kindest thing I can say about him.)
Ganked from a number of persons on my friends list:
Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post* about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, favorite type of underwear, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other. or not.
I'm buying three, so that I can squirrel the other two away for future use. I WILL NOT ever let another Vista machine in my house. It's easier to fight with OS X, for God's sake, then with freaking Vista.
. . . but the brain transplant was a failure. I had anticipated difficulties in moving a Windows XP drive from a system using an ATI video card to a system using an nVidia card. I had not anticipated the difficulty in moving an XP drive with SP2 applied from an Intel system to an AMD system. I can boot in safe mode . . . but you can't log in in safe mode, and therefore I can't activate XP.
Fucking Microsoft. They get a special place in Hell right next to Dell, those jackass monkeyfuckers. I'm stuck with fucking Vista now and I am Not Happy about that.
In other news, it doesn't look like I'm going to get the promotion that I'm interning for at work - I haven't even been interviewed. Whether this is me and HR jointly dropping the ball (they never answered my email, I never followed up), or whether the Specialty Unit supervisor decided not to interview me, I don't know. I'm having trouble caring - I dislike large portions of the particular job intensely, but it's the only real gateway out of the customer service department, and it would be a raise. On the other hand, I get to work my four tens starting in April, and NOT work weekends, and take a drawing class, and . . . yeah.
I'm gonna go read now.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.
scarlettina asks ( these questions: )
This is also why I should not be allowed to read stupid_free or sf_drama when I'm already pretty disgusted with the general state of humanity.