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Writer's Block: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [16 Jan 2012|11:24am]
What is your dream for your children?

To be surrounded by tolerance. A planet that is not dying...hmm...the chance to be the people they want to be...and heck, while we're at it, world peace.
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[20 Jun 2011|11:06pm]
Hey, whaddya know, I created a Frightened Rabbit station on Pandora in hopes of hearing a specific song...and it's the first song that played!

I just absolutely love the rhythm and instrumentals on this song...*happy sigh*
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[20 Mar 2011|05:26pm]
Whoa, Scott Walker PostSecret this week...
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[25 Sep 2010|01:30pm]
I think the queen in Suzanne Vega's The Queen and the Soldier is a counterpart to the narrator in Coldplay's Viva la Vida.

lyricsCollapse )

I also always think of the queen's "secret burning thread" whenever I hear Blind Pilot's One Red Thread, and vice versa.
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[23 Sep 2010|10:20pm]
Poll #1622991 Chicken & cheese combination


Who cares?
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[12 Aug 2010|07:30pm]
LJ's spelling suggestions for "Facebook":

Face book, Face-book, Casebook, Passbook, Forsook, Fatback, Phrasebook, Acerbic, Sabik, Fastback, Fallback, Faberge, Cyborg
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[01 Jul 2010|07:57pm]
Hooray! I has a Mad Men icon. I'm caught up on the series now, meaning that I can freely peruse websites without fear of being spoiled...
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[20 Jun 2010|04:15pm]
The people across the street from me have a hammock in their yard. This is one of several reasons I want a yard sometime soon. Mmm.
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[11 Apr 2010|11:01pm]
I am going to make French onion soup tomorrow for the first time. Excited! Carmelized onions and bread and cheese...mmm.
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icon [30 Mar 2010|11:50pm]
My first Caprica icon; the sign of Tamara, my favorite character.
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[30 Mar 2010|07:56pm]
I have recently become infatuated with a band: Mumford & Sons.

If you like banjos - if you like folk rock - if you like Blind Pilot or Frightened Rabbit - check out Mumford & Sons' album Sigh No More. Beautiful...
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I <3 dairy [16 Jan 2010|12:44pm]
I am now the proud owner of an instant whipped-cream maker!

And I'm about to go make cheese!
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[03 Nov 2009|10:08pm]
Hmm. I just downloaded a 5.2 MB picture of a microwave. NOT WHAT I MEANT TO DO!
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[16 Sep 2009|07:04pm]
Acorn squash isn't all that tasty with only garlic, oil, salt, and pepper on it.

Roasted potatoes are REALLY tasty with oil, pepper, and Penzey's Smoky seasoning on them.
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rant [02 Sep 2009|04:16pm]
CNN has run yet another 'article' on relationships - about whether exes can be friends. It says that they can be, which is refreshing, given how CNN's relationship articles usually go! But of course, there are tons of comments from people being like, "UM, are you crazy? You broke up for a reason! Exes should NEVER be friends. That's just cruel to do to your new boyfriend! You'll make him jealous!"

Well, let's see. If I weren't friends with any exes...I'd be missing out on several greatly treasured friendships. And if my significant other had a jealousy issue over a platonic friendship of mine, that'd raise a serious alarm bell for me.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying people must be friends with their exes, or even that they ought to (you know, in a prescriptive way) try to be. And I get that some people don't want to be friends with any of their exes. I get that some people can't be friends with some of their exes (I do have exes I'm NOT friends with, too). It's just the black-and-white proclamations that people make that are ridiculous. And the assumption that friendships with exes are inherently threatening to a relationship.
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[20 Jul 2009|05:13pm]
Ha! Gmail is very good at catching spam, usually, but I just found out that I won £500,000. Don't I wish!
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[23 Jun 2009|08:39pm]
I am going to put in a plug for a website I just discovered (thanks to Wired): stilltasty.com. Cause I have questions like this all the time. As do many people, I suspect. Want to know if that food in your fridge is still good? Check this site. Its database is not exhaustive, but is still pretty impressive.
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[22 Jun 2009|07:49pm]
[ mood | scared ]

Is everyone I know in D.C. okay?? Please report.


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[15 Jun 2009|05:01pm]
CNN seems to like to run "articles" on relationship topics such as:

-Men and women can't be platonic friends
-You can't be friends with your ex; your S.O. will be justifiably jealous (and that's your problem)
-When are in a serious relationship, you have to give up your same-sex friends

Maybe I'm imagining those first two, but it seems like the articles probably exist. The third one is a new one: here.

So, so prescriptivist... and what really gets me is how many people in the comments agree. Who say that drifting apart from same-sex friends is "part of growing up." Who view this not just as something they're resigned to, but something that's their DUTY.

What ever happened to making up your own rules, and doing whatever makes you happy?
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[03 Jun 2009|11:53am]
Under the Tracks just came on my iPod. I still love that song incredibly much. It was my favorite song my senior year in high school (and it's from the album whose cover is my default LJ icon).

Wanna hear it? There's a YouTube version with lyrics in the video: video behind the cutCollapse )

And yeah, this is the song that I wrote about having a similar riff to "Strong Enough." If you'd like to compare them, here's that song (haven't watched the video all the way through, since I'm at work, so I can't vouch for the visuals): video behind the cutCollapse )
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