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17 November 2010 @ 09:08 pm
Got to meet the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Communications Director today at Drinking Liberally - awesome dude!  Also a candidate for county supervisor, and a school board candidate.

It's stupid that the fiance's organization is not represented at these things.  They are great networking opportunities.  Note to self: make at least Tyler go to the next one.
Reductionist Mood Descriptor: drunkdrunk
17 November 2010 @ 09:24 am
So yeah, Wisconsin got royally screwed in the midterm elections.  The phrase "Governor Walker" makes my skin crawl.  He's not even from Wisconsin.  He dropped out of college and never finished.  I've been volunteering for campaigns against him for ages.  And to lose political rock star Russ Feingold?  This is some catastrophic shit.  Wisconsinites have just stuck the gun in their mouth.

But I like what Christine says here:  "An election is a moment that shifts power a bit, shifts perceptions a little or a lot, and leads the melodramatic to feelings of  hope or doom. The more practical among us move toward cynicism, resignation, or resolve."

Here's hoping I can overcome my feelings of doom and move towards resolve.
Reductionist Mood Descriptor: disappointeddisappointed
25 August 2010 @ 06:37 pm
the fiance's been trying to get me into Stargate SG1 lately. mixed feelings. here are the results so far:

overall concept: pretty good.  an ancient race of god-like beings populated the universe with worm-hole portals, enslaved humans, and used them to mine resources from various planets.

acting: weak.  many of these people grind on my nerves.  are they just saying their lines?  are they wood puppets?  do they know they have characters to play?  they don't act like any military people i've ever known.

characters: painfully one-dimensional.  PAINFULLY.  when they try to add dimension to a character, it's so transparent I wince.  "aww, the boring blonde military lady can have maternal instincts, too!"

makeup: terrible. the alien slave guy just looks like a sad transvestite.  the soldier woman just trekked through an alien planet's wilderness for a week, with no supplies, no bathroom, no nothing, and yet her lipstick and eyeshadow and blush and mascara are as impeccable as they were back on earth.  what?

special effects: decent.  the worm-hole portal somehow never gets old.  the staff blaster rifles are kinda lame though.  who could aim something like that?

music: excellent.  sounds like John Williams or something.  really quite appropriate.

So basically, all the elements for a good sci fi show are there, they just need to totally re-cast the show and replace the make-up artists and the acting coaches, and maybe the dialogue writers.

04 August 2010 @ 08:03 pm
Prop 8 can suck it! And by "it" I mean gay balls. As a matter of fact, the numeral "8" actually closely resembles gay balls. Maybe they should've seen this coming?
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Reductionist Mood Descriptor: chipperchipper
15 July 2010 @ 02:49 pm
i like me some Westerns. getting into the Magnificent 7 while I wait for more Deadwood to make it to Netflix.

Ang is working too hard, she'll have a breakdown soon. 14 hour days at the Census is too hard on her.

that damn nose thing is back.

showed Quest for Fire in class today, for the language unit.
03 July 2010 @ 08:49 pm
still here! finally, a day off from the Census. we're almost done, and that's good since I'm almost out of caring. my WCTC career is getting fun, picking up a 2nd class this fall. i'm gonna look into taking classes too; i'd like to get better at building computers and electronics.
Dispatch From: my freaking house
Reductionist Mood Descriptor: groggygroggy
Aural Anomia: People are Strange - the Doors
12 October 2009 @ 08:28 pm
Here are the top 10 most common tags on my delicious bookmarks.

politics, humor, sociology, culture, blogs, economics, religion, tech, science, and of course, sex

what are yours?

07 October 2009 @ 03:42 pm
wish i still lived in Tucson.  Wil Wheaton is DM-ing the Dwarven Dungeon Delve of Doom for charity at RinCon.
Reductionist Mood Descriptor: dorky
07 October 2009 @ 07:42 am
applications complete: 2 of 5
GREs: thanks to dad, signed up for nov. 11
letters of recommendation: working today on the first of 3
application fees: OUCH
letter of intent: 90% done
Dispatch From: the man cave
Reductionist Mood Descriptor: determined
Aural Anomia: Weird Al - your horoscope for today
28 September 2009 @ 07:46 am
2 days ago i woke up with Stromkern's Night Riders going through my head.
yesterday it was some Black Eyed Peas song I don't know the name of.
today it was Fiddler On The Roof's If I Were A Rich Man.

before this, i don't ever remember literally waking up with a song playing in my brain... strange.

well, now to change into my alter ego... bureaucrat-man!
Reductionist Mood Descriptor: awake