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2013-05-18 02:01 am

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I've come to understand that bliss
Is quite impossible and if
I'll ever find a way
I'll claim another life

I've come to understand that kiss
Was quite impossible and if
I'll ever find a way
I'll halt the turn of time
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2009-10-06 02:57 pm
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Goth Cruise 6: Great Success: A Travelogue, or "Danb is on a boat"

Short version: it was awesome, met a lot of great people, didn't get sunburned or catch any tropical diseases and I'm looking forward to GC 7 next year. Definitely should have gotten a t shirt this year, and maybe planned the excursions so that there were more GCers on them.

Holy crap this got long )
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2009-05-16 11:39 am

Stupid campus traffic

Of course the one time I forget to load tapes (and have to go in on Sat to do so) it's graduation and move-out weekend.

Brilliantly done, me.

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2009-01-26 01:29 pm
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Argh! It follows me!

Just trying to get some groceries after trivia weekend, and guess what song is in the air?

At least it's not playing backwards...

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2009-01-25 12:07 pm
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Holy crap, we're back after about 2.5 hours of streaming issues.
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2009-01-24 05:13 pm
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Wow. Someone (/me peers suspiciously at the bank, but it was probably some students) actually edited the Wookiepedia entry for the Dianoga (eye thing in the garbage compactor) to change its home planet.

Just wow.
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2009-01-24 04:42 pm
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zombie sex guide

So, if you haven't seen this, like zombies in an unnatural way, and have a strong stomach, check out

http://www.pumpkin-porn.com/zombies/
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2009-01-24 04:04 pm
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old trivia hour?
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2009-01-24 11:51 am
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They get "Bank of Kank"

We get "SKULL SQUADRON!"
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2009-01-24 10:42 am
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Hey look, if I check that box right there, all my posts don't show up at 9:57 pm.

D'oh!
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2009-01-24 10:08 am
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I'll miss you, cartoon hour.
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2009-01-23 09:57 pm
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One trivia master to the other:

"You know what I really like? Saying 'Skull Squadron'. SKULL SQUADRON"
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2009-01-23 09:57 pm
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Zombie hour!
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2009-01-23 09:57 pm
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Woo.

Question 10, and we finally get some points.
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2009-01-23 09:57 pm
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Woo. We get to

1) start the contest with the live stream going offline

2) the grand master can't figure out how to play the card with the rules announcement on it. 'Cause, you know, she can't do it live.
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2009-01-23 09:57 pm
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You know, I think the trivia masters get more and more inept every year.

I think the girl with the quiet voice barely figured out how to *not* talk at the same time as the music.
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2009-01-23 09:50 pm
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SKULL SQUADRON!

Right now, it's just Navik and me.

Steve and family are planning on showing up around 8, so they're a bit late. But they're coming down from Green Bay, so that's understandable.

[livejournal.com profile] ohsochewy said she'd show up tomorrow.

No word from the Fox Cities/Janesville/Milwaukee peeps.

*raises a glass to Bucky's, hoping they take the Bank down a notch*

SKULL SQUADRON!
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2009-01-22 04:56 pm
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SKULL SQUADRON!
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2009-01-04 01:02 pm
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wow, that almost sucked a lot

Driving westwards along Mineral Point, down the hill towards Midvale. Suddenly the car in front of me begins a rapid maneuver into a perpendicular configuration as they realize that the downhill slope is somewhat ice covered. I can see how it snuck up on them since the rest of the roads are pretty OK (sidewalks, not so much).

Fortunately, I was able to gently swerve into the empty oncoming lane and back into my own thanks to 1) allowing enough lead time (well, enough to react to their skid. I might have had enough time to stop but I didn't want to chance it by slamming on my brakes), and 2) a lucky timing of the lights at the intersection. I probably could have took the sidewalk, but this worked a lot better.

And of course the only reason I was on the road at all was I had to go into work.
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2008-11-14 11:02 am

Car stereo install fail

So, my aging mp3 playing receiver has been particularly finicky in the past few winters -- when it gets cold out it will have issues reading CDs. It was one of two low-end first-gen car mp3 players out at the time, and I’ve had it since 2001 or 2002, so I think I’ve gotten my money’s worth. It predates the ubiquitious Aux in connector, since who needs that when you’ve got 700MB of mp3s spinning away? It also didn’t support CD changers, probably for exactly the same reason.

Anyway, I figured it’d be keen to get a unit that had an iPod connector, so I did. Crutchfield was awesome, and gave me all the cables that a place like Best Buy wanted to charge me $50 for, and told me exactly what to do to install it. However, after wrestling with the old one for far longer than I had expected extraction to take, my enthusiasm was waning quickly -- even more so when I realized I needed to manually hook up a dozen or so differently colored wires. What am I, the bomb squad?

However, I did discover why my experiment with a FM transmitter for the iPod failed last December -- when American installed my old stereo all those years ago they didn’t bother to hook up my antenna at all (or I guess the connector could have come loose). Considering the only time I really use the radio is at the drive-in, I had never noticed. (Of course, the drive-in uses a much higher power transmitter than the little iPod thinger).

So, with wires hanging out of my dash, and about an hour or so to go before I was to pick up [livejournal.com profile] evilevi, I broke down and gave Best Buy a call. Now, I’m sure there are better places out there, but given that they could get me in right away and I sort of just wanted the ordeal over with, I just went with them.

Drop it off, fill out paperwork, come back about an hour later with a bag full of discount books from B&N. (Man, one of these days I’ll learn to stay way from bookstores. In the meantime, I need a new bookshelf.) However, I did my good deed for the day and donated a copy of The Mouse and the Motorcycle to their book drive thing.

Anyway, despite being late to pick up Kate, I now can hook my iPod up to my car, and it’s awesome. It sounds much better than my old one for some reason (especially considering it’s all the same files). I wonder if American bypassed my amplflier as well as as the antenna? I seem to recall that they mentioned there was some sort of issue with it, but I thought they had resolved it.