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Me: 13, 13, 14, 16, 18, 17, 11...

[livejournal.com profile] featherynscale: If those aren't somebody's D&D stats, today is going to suck.

Me: No such luck; temperature arc for today.
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Today, I am happy with 61°, a strong south wind, tasty leftovers, and last.fm.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
So far today, I've come up with:
  • "Cold and Shitty", to the tune of Chamillionaire's "Ridin' (Dirty)";
  • "Too Much Salt On My Roads", to the tune of Styx' "Too Much Time On My Hands".


Whadda you got? [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale had another one this morning, but I've forgotten it now...
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Today's happiness is centered around my ridiculously competent car. Nothing to look at, and a manual transmission to boot which means I'm the only one in my house who likes driving it; but the ability to manage snow and hills that make trucks cry, excellent gas mileage, and improbable hauling capacity, makes me smile. Especially during Snownami 2008...
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Today, I am most happy for warm socks. No cold toes in the morning, no chilly ankles outside, no overheating in the office from too many shirt layers.

And, y'know, brown argyle. They're kinda "me".
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Whoops. I alluded earlier this morning to a blow for energy independence encounter with a gas pump this morning, but forgot to put up the story for another 45 minutes or so. Cue distressed phone call from partner...

Anyway. What happened was this; finally got all my junk together for work this morning, fed the dogs, scraped the car, and headed north. Snow/sleet had already started by then, but that's actually not relevant to this story, believe it or not. What was relevant was the proximity of the needle on my gas gauge to the "E" side of the equation. So I pulled into the BP up the road, filled up the tank, and scraped more crap off my windshield. Got back in the car to make sure I had cash for parking downtown, listened for the 'click' of the gas pump. Put my wallet away, put my gloves back on, started the car, and drove out of the parking lot. You may have noticed an element missing in this story... )

So that's the story of Me vs. Big Oil.

::edit:: And my training tonight is cancelled - WIKTORY!

Snow Day!

Jan. 17th, 2008 09:45 am
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By virtue of the fact that they somehow forgot to plow/salt the roads, Holmes Road is a sheet of glass, and we couldn't get any closer to work than Minor Drive (~115th Street, for those playing along at home). A lot of people weren't getting even that far, which made the "dear gods, keep moving forward!" axiom of Iowegian Driving School difficult to maintain, even for me.

So, we'll be trying again about noon, but for now - snow day!
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In April on a flight to Colorado Springs, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points). Last Thursday I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). Last Sunday I gave [livejournal.com profile] lexpendragon a kidney (1000 points). In July I pushed [livejournal.com profile] susumu333 in the mud (-17 points). Last Tuesday [livejournal.com profile] ladyeponine and I robbed a bank (-50 points).

Overall, I've been nice (193 points). For Christmas I deserve a Pony Slaystation 3!

Sincerely,
triadruid

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


(and no, I didn't hack this, it really does say Slaystation)
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If I'm going to spend all night, every night, solving the world's problems... (no specifics worth mentioning, just multiple instances)

P.S. On a possibly-related note, did anybody else in KC wake up with their driveway mysteriously clear of snow?!?

Silliness

Nov. 29th, 2007 11:13 am
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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] breathofgold, who does a lovely Marilyn impression...
triadruid: Missouri Conservation Department's deer logo plate, with the word "DRAOI" on it (druidmobile)
Anybody familiar with logic puzzles, or cars, is welcome to help out on this one. :)

Our household is apparently going to be in the market for new vehicles over the next six months or so. It's not entirely clear how many have to shift, but both mine and [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale's are aging rapidly, and [livejournal.com profile] kittenpants' is too small for some of her needs.

So with that in mind... )

(No, there isn't really a concrete problem to be solved here, but getting input from others and broadening our search window is a useful exercise, and probably entertaining besides)
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Apparently in an effort to propitiate [livejournal.com profile] wildnsquirrelly's desire for over-the-top dreams, this morning's last sequence was turned up to 11, if not actually 12.

Read more... )

No clue what that was all about. Yesterday was actually pretty boring, so my brain had to compensate at night?!?

::edit:: And then Firefox crashes right before I post this. Thank Gods for saved drafts...
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We're baaaaack. Mostly. Provided the technological devices work today. If not, we might be back later (as of last night, the Internets, space heater, and digital camera were all acting up). But the dog, and cat, and the three of us, are all still alive, so that's a good start. Let me sum up...

Yule! )

Key West!! )
Home!!! )
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Sometimes, being pagan means getting as many holidays as you can handle, all in a row.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)
Odd little dream snippets last night: First one involved me and (a single male companion who I knew at the time but have now forgotten) taking bolt-action rifles on a sniper expedition. I couldn't tell precisely who our targets were, but there was a lot of outdoor woodcraft involved, along with some nifty goggles that could penetrate the trees and brush, leaving them clearly outlined against the snow. With that advantage, we were able to defeat the enemy easily, and didn't even have to kill most of them, taking several captive.

Second part (which may have been the same dream) consisted mainly of me driving my work van around in a vain attempt to find a (the?) library for the passengers on board. This involved going through much of the eastern wilds of Jackson County, for some reason, and dodging stupid drivers/pedestrians, including three teenagers who were smoking while walking down the white line (I could see the cherry quite clearly at dusk), and got out of our way by walking into the other, oncoming lane of traffic. No idea what happened to them, because shortly after that point the cat jumped on me to see if I was awake yet...
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This just in (as of 8:45 this morning): fresh-from-the-dryer socks are a thing of beauty and grace.

Seriously; I'm not sure when I went from an exotherm to an endotherm, but lately I've been cold. Cold in my office, cold in the home office, cold when going to bed, cold when getting out of bed. Cold outside is expecially annoying, because it means I've been staying in more and exercising less.

I used to get into bed with my other thirds to warm them up; now it's the other way around, as many times as not!

I'm not sure if it's my metabolism slowing down after 30, my lack of regular exercise, or just some weird alien virus/perceptual shift, but no sir, I don't like it.
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Hijacked from [livejournal.com profile] chaosdruid and [livejournal.com profile] 8elements:
Your Elf Name Is...

Furry Fluffernutter
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Oh Great Cthulhu!

I have been an extremely industrious devotee this year.

In January, I called down the wrath of Yog-Sothoth upon [livejournal.com profile] finnchu (65 points). In August, I recruited [livejournal.com profile] druidevo as a new cultist (30 points). In June, I bombed a cultist gathering (-100 points). In July, I burnt my copy of the Necronomicon (-75 points). In September, I sacrificed [livejournal.com profile] docwebster to Cthulhu (500 points). In November, I legally changed my name to Randolph Carter (-40 points).

In short, I have been very good (380 points) and deserve to be eaten first.


Your humble and obedient servant,
[livejournal.com profile] triadruid


Submit your own plea to Cthulhu!


Woo, I get to go home early!

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