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:( [17 Aug 2009|01:09pm]
My cat died yesterday.

It kind of sucks a lot.
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Warning: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC content. [16 Aug 2009|09:54pm]
If you've ever texted while driving, please watch this. I text once in a while when I'm behind the wheel..... I don't think I will after watching this.

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Sigh. [05 Aug 2009|02:52am]
Still here.

I know I said I was going to start delving into my personal life more, but I haven't found the motivation.


That seems to be a recurring theme in my life as of late.

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X-posted. [18 Jun 2009|12:23pm]
So, I know I haven't posted much lately, but this is pretty sweet.

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Current desktop [17 Nov 2008|02:54am]
After stumbling across an article on I decided to completely update my desktop over the weekend.

This is now my start screen after Windows boots.

Credit to Kaelri and Macindows for their desktop and wallpapersCollapse )
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A couple of hilarious election commentaries. [05 Nov 2008|08:41am]


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Sarah Palin. [24 Oct 2008|07:27pm]
No wonder she supports people with disabilities so fiercely.

I honestly wonder if Sarah Palin is retarded herself.

These comments ensure that I will never respect her or EVER support a platform she is elevated on.

This morning, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) gave her first policy speech urging the federal government to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), “a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.” In the speech, Palin cited the need to do more for children with disabilities such as autism:

For many parents of children with disabilities, the most valuable thing of all is information. Early identification of a cognitive or other disorder, especially autism, can make a life-changing difference.

Palin claimed that the amount that Congress spends on earmarks “is more than the shortfall to fully fund IDEA.” She then ridiculed some of the projects — such as “fruit fly research” — saying they have little or no value:

Where does a lot of that earmark money end up anyway? […] You’ve heard about some of these pet projects they really don’t make a whole lot of sense and sometimes these dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not.

Watch it:

Palin did not specify what fruit fly research earmark she was referring to (presumably a grant for olive fruit fly research), but she is apparently unaware that scientific research with fruit flies has led to valuable discoveries that have boosted autism research, as a study at the University of North Carolina demonstrated last year:

[S]cientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown that a protein called neurexin is required for..nerve cell connections to form and function correctly.

The discovery, made in Drosophila fruit flies may lead to advances in understanding autism spectrum disorders, as recently, human neurexins have been identified as a genetic risk factor for autism.

There are NO words for how ignorant, ridiculous, and absolutely uninformed Palin is. It's like every time she opens her mouth, "ALKRE:JFEHFUEWEJFEFBUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH" comes out.
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OH MY GOSH [28 Sep 2008|02:25am]


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Needs to be said. [27 Sep 2008|12:36am]
--Something I posted in a thread on

The incessant defense of Sarah Palin is absolutely unfathomable. You're asking us to accept her because she's not part of the Washington political entity? FINE. But let us SEE her first. Hell, I've seen the Tina Fey skit more often and for longer durations than I have seen Sarah Palin since she was nominated.

Are you really going to tell me to accept a person who I've never heard of a month ago as viable for the 2nd (or one of the) most powerful position(s) in the world? It's absolutely ridiculous. The election is right around the corner and I have only seen Sarah Palin in one major spot (the RNC) and one solitary interview she did on TV.

People go through more rigorous checks on their stances on policies when they apply to work at [i]Wendy's[/i]. And no, that's not hyperbole, sadly, though I wish it were.

STOP defending Sarah Palin. We aren't all out to rip her down. We're just freaking SCARED that someone we barely know might be our VP soon. I WANT TO KNOW WHO THIS WOMAN IS. If your daughter (or son) came home with the guy you met before they went on their first date last week and announced that she was marrying him, but that you couldn't see him until the wedding, wouldn't that piss you off just a little bit, too?
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Sorry to keep posting about politics... [19 Sep 2008|03:29pm]
But at this point, I'm sorry. I can't be objective any longer. Voting for McCain is pure folly. Foolish. He has NO clue what he's talking about. Sound familiar... like the current president we have? How is McCain going to help anyone when he doesn't understand basic economic principles?
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Alaska isn't so stupid after all.... [15 Sep 2008|08:35am]

I can't say I'm surprised.
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Matt Damon on Sarah Palin [11 Sep 2008|07:10pm]

This is absolutely scary.
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Sheer [11 Sep 2008|12:38am]
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But I can't resist saying this: [04 Sep 2008|09:45pm]
Okay. Honestly. this needs to be said.

Obama: Colombia graduate, Harvard graduate (school of law), instructor at the University of Chicago.

McCain: Naval Academy (ranked 894 of 899). Boxed in the Academy.

Palin: Transferred to 5 different universities -- graduated from the University of Idaho.

Obama: Came from a poor urban family in southern Chicago.

McCain: Came from a lineage of 4-star Admirals. Has $13,000,000 in houses and doesn't know what kind of car he drives.


If this were any other country in the world, Obama would be ahead by 20% in the voting.

It's insane.
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Ahem. [04 Sep 2008|09:22pm]
If getting my car booted today wasn't enough to make me sick to my stomach ($115 for 6 minutes), the RNC is insuring that I will be in a bad mood for a long time.

Why don't they just masturbate all over each other and get it over with?

*note* I hated the DNC too. I've never seen such a shallow, alpha-dog dominated, pointless display of self-importance in my life. Or at least since the last NCs. It's disgusting.
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Cat 5 (xposted) [30 Aug 2008|01:51pm]
Forecasts now indicate that Gustav will become a Category 5 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale by 12 AM Saturday night/Sunday morning.

If you live on the Southern Coast of Louisiana or extreme eastern Texas, the time to leave is NOW.
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YEAH! [14 Aug 2008|11:58pm]
And we STILL have the TWO best gymnasts in the world!!!!!




The happiest moment of the Olympics so far for me. The incredible 4x100 relay was more exhilirating, but this was absolutely magnificent.

Congrats to Nastia Lukin and Shawn Johnson! Gold and Silver Medalists! You're the best in the world, ladies!
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Oh my god. [14 Aug 2008|11:12pm]
What is happening to the United States Women in the individual gymnastics all-around is an absolute travesty.

If they rob the Americans of this, I hope China pays for it.

And yes, realize that the judges are composed of other countries.

It doesn't change the fact that they are, with 2 rotations to go, being absolutely ROBBED of several tenths per routine. The announcers (who are admittedly American, but were completely impartial in the team final) are coming unglued about the scoring for these routines. It's scary, it's wrong, and it makes me sick.

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Running update [13 Aug 2008|09:20pm]
A bit late for me, but I'm sure that if I continue with my running ways, this will be remembered fondly as a humorous memory.

I ran 4 miles on Monday night.

Final time: 31:33. My first distance run (anaerobic) at under 8 minutes a mile.

18 days to the race.

I want to hit 7 minutes a mile... so my target time for the 10k is 45minutes.

My split pace at my last run was 23:47 for the 3rd mile. I need a 22 minute split of 3.2 miles to give myself a shot.

Got to get faster.
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Say it ain't so! [29 Jul 2008|06:29pm]



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