November 9th, 2008

kitty power-up

oakenguy is going to NYC for the weekend.

He's supposed to meet up with someone, but is not sure she will show.

On the other hand, here's just a partial list of the events going on there tomorrow:

*The New York Comedy Festival
*The New York Chocolate Show
*Neil Gaiman giving a reading

In other words, the only way it could be any MORE tailor-made to appeal to me is if there was an event called "If Your Name's Brian, Come Be an Extra on '30 Rock' (half hour chat with Tina Fey where she gives you the names of some contacts, friends you on Facebook and playfully ruffles your hair a few times included)". And maybe there IS--I'll look around for flyers while I'm down there.

I'm almost hoping birth mom *doesn't* show now.


Sauce is OK with being stood up if it gets to meet Tina Fey, QWP.
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crazybear
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From the Book of Irony

2ndavemusic notes that the moneychangers are doing better:

"I was asked to make a reminder announcement before the final hymn at this weekend's masses, encouraging folks to go to the parish hall where they could (a) purchase tickets to the religious education department's pasta dinner; (b) purchase gift cards to a local supermarket, which benefit the parish school; (c) sign up to participate in the clothing drive; and (d) drop off donations to the food pantry. The parish hall, not surprisingly, looked a little like a bazaar, if not a shopping mall.

Today's gospel was John 2:13-22, which begins: In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!"

Some days, you gotta just roll with it."

Context is praying for a receipt.
azumanga daioh not my day

Karma Bites

Wherein pisica describes her stepmother's hospital stay...

My dad and stepmother, living as they do in a rural area, have plenty of cats, and seem to acquire more on a regular basis. One of the new ones had to be taken to the vet to get fixed (cue me and my dad simultaneously pointing out 'but it wasn't broken') and during the getting-it-into-the-crate segment, it bit my stepmother. The wound wasn't healing, and her doctor's office was closed, so they went to the emergency room, where a doctor took one look at her and put her on massive antibiotics. Thankfully they worked, so the second night in hospital was largely for observation, and also thankfully the treatment didn't cause a reaction (she has chronic health problems).

Here's the punch line:

The cat's name was.........Karma.


Context is friend's locked, but quoted with permission.
drop bears
  • gwalla

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ceruleanst has been playing Off-Road Velociraptor Safari:

Now, you might think that one of my sentimental disposition would balk at being so cruel to the same critters we fought so hard to rescue from doom in Dino Run. And perhaps it would be so if these raptors didn't have feathers, and the main body of those feathers were not a certain shade of peacock blue. It is this, I realized, that completes the collection of traits giving them just enough resemblance to the goddamned Roadrunner. I trust I don't have to explain to you why this makes it a great balm for all of life's frustrations to punt one so hard that its body flies over the canyon.
Context takes great pleasure in raptor roadkill.
Way With Words

orelle_peredhil has discovered the joy of summaries

Surfing around lj and came across a mention of the auto-summarize tool in Word from azriona. Thought it would be a lark to try it out on the novel I finished this summer - I picked a 20-sentence summary and this is what I got:

David smiled. "Cathy! Cathy smiled. "Cathy?" "David? Cathy?"
"David! "Cathy." "Cathy? "Cathy! Cathy-Cathy!"
"David? Cathy. "Cathy! Cathy! "Cathy!" "David? "Cathy? Cathy

Cathy


Lolz indeed. Any guesses as to the names of my MCs? XD

Context is here in its entirely and not summarized in any way. QWP.
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