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May 5th, 2009

02:37 pm - Real conversations I have with friends...

Jayna: me: who the eff is Vendora?
Kirt's Mom?
Hugh: ask stephanie

me: Vendora is a terrifying vending machine we own. Hang on and I will find you a picture.
Mike Young gave us a Vendora for our 10th anniversary
So we have one

Jayna: That is horrifying

me: Isn't it?

Jayna: I am not sleeping at Funfair.

me: me neither. We will stay up all night and drink

Jayna: Does drinking keep Vendora away?

me: I don't know, but I'm willing to give it the old college try

Current Location: 20852
Current Mood: [mood icon] amused

(Bitch, Please)

February 12th, 2009

10:39 am - Translations

My friends are helpful! )

Current Location: 21740
Current Mood: [mood icon] amused

(Bitch, Please)

December 10th, 2008

01:53 pm - Quick Rant: Threads BGAs

So, I get a little tired of the constant bitching I see from some people about various aspects of the Threads LARP.

Can someone explain to me please what's so complicated about BGAs?

There's a form. You fill it out. You post it on your Threads blog. Some people seem to have trouble with that. I haven't, so I can't speak to the tech there. I use my IC blog mostly to post recipes.

I submitted one for the first time yesterday, granted, but that's because I don't care. If I had a CC I might care more, but even then... you fill out the form, you see what happens. It's not a PBEM.

I mean, come on, in real life, do you snap your fingers and magically get results?

A friend submitted applications to grad school a couple months ago. He didn't immediately get a response, "You get admitted to grad school, and graduate with honors, and now you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company." In fact, as far as I know he's heard nothing at all.

If you want a rapid level-up... play WOW? or City of Heroes? Don't expect a bunch of volunteers who do this in their hobby time to function as quickly or geekily as a computer program. And for heaven's sake, don't WHINE.

Current Location: 21740
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(Bitch, Please)

August 12th, 2008

01:18 pm - Chirrup!

Look ma! I'm tweeting! Tweets for 11 August 2008 behind the cut. )

Current Location: 20852
Current Mood: [mood icon] chipper

(Bitch, Please)

June 2nd, 2008

08:07 am - Things we learned at "Boston"
  1. Pork!
  2. The JET attracts assholes from everywhere.
  3. Even tiny adorable baby fawns can be assholes.
  4. It's peanut butter jelly time!
  5. Beef cooked in beer goes fast.
  6. Always bake more soda bread.
  7. Fifty-eight hard boiled eggs is about right.
  8. If you give out Pop-Tarts at a briefing, most people learn something.
  9. Some people just don't learn.
  10. Boffer cleaver + boffer frying pan = win.

Current Location: I-270 S
Current Mood: [mood icon] mischievous

(Bitch, Please)

May 29th, 2008

02:53 pm - Pre-game checklist

To do (in some semblance of order but not really):

  • Wash & dry laundry
  • Pack clothing, apron, sheets, blankets, pillows, towel
  • Pack cooking equipment (pots, ladles, spatulas, knives, cutting boards, etc.)
  • Write shopping list
  • Print shipping list
  • Finish baking Irish Soda Bread
  • Pack Irish Soda Bread
  • Pack hard boiled eggs
  • Pack butter
  • Print menu
  • Print recipes
  • Wash hair
  • Submit online time sheet to work
  • Extra water for dogs
  • Refill dog feeder
  • Refill cat water
  • Refill cat feeder
  • Pill Murphy
  • Feed fish
  • Buy vodka
  • Buy megaphone
  • Draft kitchen briefing
  • Print Dead Dog RSVP list

Current Location: 20852
Current Mood: [mood icon] busy
Current Music: "I'm fucking Matt Damon" earworm

(Bitch, Please)

February 2nd, 2008

01:07 pm - LARP meme

Ganked from the_smith_e...

Ask one of my characters a question and I will answer it IC -- information should not be used in game.

(You can ask a character from any game. If I remember the character, it'll help!)

Current Location: 21740
Current Mood: [mood icon] curious
Current Music: Murphy yowling

(2 bitches. | Bitch, Please)

January 28th, 2008

11:46 am - Tweak says, "Sarcasm is a honed skill"

Still brain dead after Threads LA. Was great to see everyone, and I had fun at the "rave," but that doesn't change the fact that I am presently sleep depped beyond coherence. Also, my office is cold. So I present you with a silly quiz instead of real content.

Here it is. )
Current Location: 20910
Current Mood: [mood icon] brain dead
Current Music: office sounds

(1 bitch | Bitch, Please)

January 23rd, 2008

11:06 pm - Last-minute LA stuff

Fish fed.

Dogs fed & watered.

Cats meowing -- will pill, feed, and water shortly. (ETA: Murphy pilled, fresh water provided, gooshyfood provided).

Dishwasher running.

Need to finish packing clothes.

Put foofy hat in car before forgetting it. (ETA: it's on top of the roaster oven).

Get money out, leave for guy who supposedly shoveled walk (failed to remember... he can wait).*

Blood sugar returning to normal, hurray. Don't know why it plummeted. Stupid blood sugar.


  • Print menu & recipes
  • Call Dogfish Head
  • Print menu signs
  • Print/add to (super large crock pot, deep; oven mitts) shopping list
  • Do work at work (I am badass, and got a LOT done)
  • Go to Dollar store, buy stuff (scratched from list by a quick trip to CVS)
  • Go to grocery store, buy jello salad & cookie ingredients
  • Check into hotel
  • Bake cookies of some sort
  • Make jello


  • Go home, grab costume jewelry that I forgot (Also fed & watered the menagerie... the cats are now having a NIPSTRAVAGANZA)
  • Go to Costco, buy stuff
  • Go to Giant Eagle, buy other stuff
  • Stop at Safeway, buy soda (dude, Coca-Cola products on sale)
  • Put soda in function space
  • Heat hors d'ouvres
  • Make scary hors d'ouvres
  • Serve
  • Enjoy

*There will be a rant about this at a later time.

I think KNOW I am procrastinating.

Current Mood: [mood icon] busy

(Bitch, Please)

September 17th, 2007

06:32 pm - Home again, jiggity jog

Back from the PPOC. It was the cold and wet season in the PPOC. This confused us all. Cold and dusty, sure. Hot and dusty, sure. Cold and wet? No comprende.

Anyway, the menu was well received, despite weirdness. The players had fun, despite coldness. There is a buttload of algae in the pond. I think I actually got most of the kitchen stuff packed up before loading the car and heading home. I got some good flirting time in, and that was fun.

Now I have stuff in the dishwasher from the game, and stuff in the washing machine too. Dogs present and accounted for. Bunny fed and watered. Fish fed. Cats on the Bad Cat List for breaking and entering -- into the master bedroom -- and shedding all over my bed. Oh, and knocking over the ironing board in the laundry room. Someone remind me why I love these creatures?

I e-mailed out recipes from PPOC, as well as dates & hotel info for the next two games.

I'm sitting quietly and trying to figure out some scheduling for myself. Yes, I am always doing that, it seems.

I should probably go put fur-free sheets on the bed at some point.

ETA: More laundry. Not sheets. May sleep on sofa. May just never get up from sofa. Sofa soooo comfy.

Tomorrow, must call IMA hotel as well as Threads hotel. Oh, and make reservations for the NOLA Dead Dog.

Current Mood: [mood icon] my feet hurt
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(2 bitches. | Bitch, Please)

September 12th, 2007

10:08 am - Two more pounds and a goat

Got 7 lbs of goat meat at the Halal Market last night. That was a new cultural experience for me. There isn't much meat in the case waiting for you. They take it out of the freezer (in this case, an entire goat, dude) and cut it for you. I also have a package of goat bones, because the nice butcher seemed to feel he would be ripping me off if he didn't give me the bones for soup. I'm unlikely to make goat soup, but what the hell. I'll figure something to do with them.

Text message conversations that only happen in my life:

    Me: I have a bag of goat bones.
    He: No wonder I like you.

Murphy likes ground hot dogs. I ran some through the food processor last night before putting them into the freezer, and he went half mad begging. Once I scooped the meat out into freezer bags and removed the blades, I gave him the remnants to eat. He seemed pleased.

Bunnicula had half a banana for her treat last night. She lurves them bananas. Melanie and Vera had dog biscuits and pettins, because pettins are the best thing EVAR (until the next best thing EVAR).

Tonight, I need to make Perfection Salad, no-bake cookies, and the WBL financial report. I can do this.

I need to write myself a to-do list for the coming weekend. I need to print menu signs. I work out again this evening.

I lost two more pounds, woot!

Speaking of WBL, or more accurately the OTO, I've had a little thought stored in my head that I wanted to share. You can read or ignore it as you choose. It is, after all, my opinions and therefore might be useless to you. Here 'tis:

    The OTO is a hierarchical society, with very clear lines of command, authority, etc. However, unlike the military or many religious hierarchies, this is a structure based more on mutual respect than blind obedience. Because really, I can't see how you can believe "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" and yet blindly follow a leader. I mean I guess it might be your True Will to be a blind follower, but I doubt it.

    Peers who respect themselves and each other can work well in this kind of hierarchy. They know that if they disagree with someone, they can address this, and work out a solution of some sort. They know that they are working together for a mutual goal, the Great Work, which may sometimes mean things aren't exactly what one likes (for example, I'd rather not do financial reports, but then again, I agreed to be Treasurer, right?). This doesn't mean perfection, but it is workable.

    I feel that if someone seeks a hierarchy where one is obedient to upper command, in which one subsumes one's own needs and desires, one probably doesn't want to be in the OTO. It's not a rigid, dogmatic organization (unless you consider "Do what thou wilt" to be dogma). You're not going to be chastised like a child if you don't do what you're supposed to, though you won't be asked to do those things again. If you're a real asshole to your peers, I guess you could get thrown out, but in my experience you have to work pretty hard at that. We're all adults, working together to usher in the New Aeon.

I will probably have more ranting later, but it may have to wait until after PPOC.

Current Mood: [mood icon] busy

(Bitch, Please)

September 7th, 2007

04:37 pm
PHMW is insured now. Go me!

(Bitch, Please)

August 31st, 2007

10:19 pm - Well, this is inconvenient

Apparently, I am allergic to something in Powerbar Proteinplus Chocolate Peanut Butter. I do not know what. At the moment, my body is responding much as it used to do when I ate fish -- before the allergy became actively life threatening. So no, I don't think I am in any danger, but I am remarkably uncomfortable. I took a couple of Benadryl.

This is unfortunate, because I was in a good and perky mood after working out this evening. I'm still in a reasonably good mood, aside from being disgruntled about this food product. I'm not real thrilled with the feeling bloated and crampy, either. Oh well.

I'm at a loss as to what could have caused this. To my knowledge, I don't have a peanut allergy. I am allergic to fish, shellfish, lamb, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, and strawberries.

Here are the ingredients in the powerbar: powerblend trisource™ protein blend (soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate), glucose syrup, chocolate coating (sugar, fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa, whey, nonfat milk, soy lechithin, vanilla), evaporated cane juice syrup, glycerin, maltitol phosphate, magnesium oxide, zinc gluconate, iron (ferrous fumarate), copper gluconate, chromium asparate. Vitamins: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin E acetate, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Pantothenic Acide (Calcium Pantothenate), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin mononitrate), Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12. Contains almond, milk, peanut and soy ingredients. NONE OF THESE ARE THINGS TO WHICH I AM ALLERGIC, TO MY KNOWLEDGE.

So, WTF? At least the Benadryl is kicking in, and I am far more comfortable than I was when I started this post. I remain annoyed.

The Threads site is acting very slow, or it's down. I can't tell which. Because I have most of the site in my cache, I suspect it could be down without my noticing. But it is being really slow.

Melanie and Vera have many barks.

Tabasco is full of meers.

I can't drink any hard cider now. Thank you, Powerbar.

I think that my being a member of a Secret Society That Rules the World ought to exempt me from tedious things like allergies, bills, etc. Just sayin.

Tomorrow, I must call Advance Auto about the Neon headlight, bake a lot of cornbread, talk to the butcher about buffalo meat, call the restaurant about the Dead Dog Party (I meant to do that today, but I was terribly busy at work), call the portajohn guy, wrap [info]jessicamelusine's gift, groom Murphy, groom Pewter, groom Bunnicula, clean laundry, and cook some other stuff. Okay, the cooking is kind of a weekend-long goal.

For now, I think I will read Pilgrims of the Night.

Current Mood: [mood icon] inconvenienced
Current Music: I am mocking your stumps

(Bitch, Please)

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