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for years i posted comments with the OpenID archersangel.blogspot.com (sometimes archersangel.dreamwidth.org when the other wouldn't work) now i upgraded to a regular account. my dreamwidth journal is the main one, my blogspot/blogger blog still is posted to now & then. this post over at DW has more about me, if you care to know.

the cross-osted entries say to comment at DW with OpenID, but you don't have to if you don't have an OpenID thing. You can post here on the entry.

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change to this LJ (cosmedic only)

i changed the blog theme from bookworm grey to typekeys grey. those two i went back & forth with when i just had an open-id & used a theme on my friends page/feed thing.

i will most likely keep this theme untill autumn & change it to some autumn theme rather than a halloween-type theme. most of the halloween ones are too dark color-wise & despite my vauge interest in goth, i'm not very fond of skulls.

after thanksgiving i will most likely pick some winter holiday theme rather than an out & out christmas one.

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ambient sounds for writers

via [Unknown LJ tag] 

i don't know if it's to get you in the mood to write or if you want to describe what a location sounds like.

for what ever the reason they have links to various sounds, among others; nature-beach, forest in the morning, rain on car at night, winter wind . places-coffee shop, office, temple, war. fictional places- a bunch of star wars & harry potter locations. transportation-train ride, private jet cabin, airport, submarine. historical- medieval town, pirate ship in a tropical port. ship on rough sea, old west saloon. world-paris, new york, british library, chinese hotel lobby.

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it's too darn hot

it's 81f but feels like 85f

the report was for it to be 86, but feel like 100. glad that didn't happen, but i just don't like the heat.

i read someone's comment on-line once that when it's cold you can add layers, but when it's hot, what can you do? remove your skin?

anyway, see the post i made about heat exhaustion vs heat stroke and try to stay cool out there.



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it's free, they even give you supplies necessary to take care of the kitten.

all you have to to is feed them, care for them & clean up after then for a few weeks.

not sure how to take care of a kitten? humane society silicon valley has a 2-hour orientation & will give you the phone number of someone that will answer your questions.

this article has all the info, including links the the HSSV page & calendar with the next scheduled orientation.

if you're not near this place, check with your local shelter, they might have a foster program of some sort.

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Come one, come all, do you have a vid you’d like to see made? Let me make it for you! I am working towards a career in video editing. I have come in contact with the tv/film editor of Burn Notice and Empire who has agreed to take me into his career coaching program. I need commissions to be able to afford it. So please, if you ever wanted a vid remastered or made please let me know what I can do for you!


see what services are being offered & how much it will cost here
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a letter to sony & photobucket

dear sony,

why are you raising the price of your playstation vue for each level $10? when there are other competitors, lower the cost or add more stuff, to get people to pick your service. you money-grubbing SOBs.

no love,
a-angel

and speaking of the greedy;

dear photobucket,

$400 a year to host stuff & link pictures to various sites?! are you nuts?! i know you need to make money, but this is ridiculous.

i am poor & just want to post pictures,
a-angel

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a ghost in the machine?

we got playstation vue not long ago which allows you to watch TV stations & some on demand things (including cable stuff) through a PS4 or your playstation account on your computer or other device. we got the basic package, but we've found enough interesting things.

one of those is ghost adventures on the travel channel(i once came up with a drinking game for that), which we've set up to record to a DVR-type thing. however, it doesn't always behave properly. we've had trouble with 5 or 6 episodes now. mostly they don't play, one will start back at the beginning after several moments, one would jump to the end if you tried to fast forward or rewind and one just stopped working in the middle of the episode.

we haven't had trouble with anything else we've DVRed; dirty jobs, the match game, river monsters or celebrity name game.

i'm not saying it's ghosts, but maybe it's ghosts.

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school (high school & younger) gothic

inspired by things seen on tumblr


the students (& maybe a teacher) make fun of you because you're wearing blue and they are wearing green.

the next day the students (& maybe a teacher) make fun of you because you're wearing green & they are wearing blue.

you have a quiz today, you had a quiz yesterday. you will have a quiz tomorrow.

today is supposed to be pizza day, but the cafeteria lady insists yesterday was pizza day. pizza day is fluid.

taco day, however, is a fixed construct.

there is never anyone in the library. until a teacher insists people do a report on outer mongolia. then everyone is in the library.

the bathrooms all smell like smoke & have a permanent haze. even though no one has smoked in them since 1986.








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some friday 5s i missed

(6-2-17)
1.If you could, would you be a movie star or a rock star?
movie star

2. Have you ever been in the media (TV, Radio, Papers)?
i had 2 letters to the editor in the local paper & 2 letters to tv guide published.

3. Do you know anyone who's been on a reality TV show?
no

4. Have you ever met anyone famous?
no. seen them at dragon-con though.

5. Who would play you in a movie?
melanie lynskey

(3-31-17)
1.What was your favorite past time in high school?
leaving it.
2. What is your all time favorite board game/card game?
life
3. What is the last movie you saw at the theatre and what did you think of it?
the world is not enough (1999) eh.
4. What is something (no matter what kind of mood your in) that makes you happy the moment you do it, see it, or hear it?
the song shut up & dance by walk the moon.
5.Do you believe that crop circles are made by human or alien?
who knows

(3-17-17)
1. Have you ever been to Ireland?
no. but i'd like to.

2. According to Facts about Ireland, 73% of Americans are unable to locate Ireland on a map bereft of country names. Whether you are American or not, can you find it on a map?
i'd like to think so.

3. Are you or do you know a natural redhead?
no. but a great-uncle of my dad's was

4. Will you be celebrating St Patrick's Day?
no.

5. Do you even know who St. Patrick is and why we celebrate his day?
yes. supposedly drove the snakes out of ireland, but was just an englishman who went there to convert the natives.

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some things

1. tried the new oreo Os last week. rather bleh, not the same without those little "cream" pieces that looked like marshmallow disks.

2. trying to find a new scent of deodorant with a half-stuffed nose is no fun. chose secret scent expressions coconut splash invisible solid.
considered boho berry; a kind of dusty berry scent. also considered chill ocean; kind of smells like the "fresh" or "powder" scents. the hawaii citrus smells like cheap vitamin c tablets. the classic coco butter kind of smells like some sort of hand lotion, but not quite.
hopefully it will work out, there is that troublesome thing called body chemistry after all.

3. there a guy here that complains every day about going outside to smoke. i'm like "dude, you knew this was a smoke-free place when you applied to be here."

4. i maybe be a much larger size in bras than i thought. it's going to be a major pain to find one that fits & that i like. the sides on the bigger once usually cut into my armpits. i swear whoever designs these thing never has to wear one.
i got these things from my mom, which she apologized for.
on the other end of the scale was my dad's mother who once said that when she was young hers were like half lemons, but became fried eggs when she got older.

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PSA: heat exhaustion vs. heat stroke

(originally posted on 7-11-16)

since it will get hotter before it gets cooler, especially in the south & southwest, this is info people need.



HEAT EXHAUSTION

feeling faint or dizzy

excessive sweating

cool, pale, clammy skin

nausea or vomiting

rapid, weak pulse

muscle cramps

treatment: get to a cool, air conditioned place. drink water if fully conscious. take a cool shower or use cool compresses. (i suggest using them around your neck or on the inside of your wrists, where the blood vessels or arteries are close to the surface.)



HEAT STROKE

throbbing headache

no sweating

body temperature above 103 F (39.4 C)

red, hot, dry skin

nausea or vomiting

rapid, strong pulse

may lose consciousness

treatment: CALL 911 (or whatever equivalent is in your country) take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives. (i suggest providing shade, maybe getting them inside if they're on hot cement & use cool compresses on them)

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oreo Os are back! (sort of)

today (yesterday rather) i spotted oreo Os cereal at wal-mart. however, they changed it. they no longer have the little disks of marshmallow/cream stuff, now it looks like like they cream is no on the Os in a bumpy texture. kind of like the cookies & cream cereal from malt o meal.

i would've gotten some, buta bit TMICollapse )



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humans are weird

there's this thing going around tumblr lately about how weird/strange/scary we humans might seem to aliens species. now there is a whole tumblr dedicated to that idea[Unknown LJ tag]. it got me to thinking about weird stuff we humans do.

food.
we eat the craziest things; hot peppers, things fried in fat, poison fish, fish that has been left to rot for a long time, fungus & berries that grow in thorny bushes. we eat things in weird combinations that gross out some people and fascinate others.
some people are very picky about what they eat. some won't eat foods with certain textures, or will only eat foods of a certain color. the aliens understand food allergies, or rather allergies in general (some species refuse to land in any country where it's currently pollen season.)

fun
that things that we do for fun or recreation would confuse most aliens; racing motor vehicles of various kids around at high speeds, running, swimming or riding a bike over long distances & sometimes rough terrain. we shoot projectile weapons at targets. some humans jump out of perfectly good flying machines with nothing more than (what looks to the aliens) like a large bed sheet to slow them down before they hit the ground.
others jump off of bridges with a giant elastic band attached to their ankles. still others walk along a wire high off of the ground & some didn't think that was challenging enough, so they made a line that goes slack when you walk on it and put that high up. bad enough it's slack, but people jump & flip on it too.

pranks
aliens just don't get it. why in the name of everything that is decent & holy in this galaxy would you put hot sauce in someone's milkshake or in their shampoo? or fill their 4-wheeled motor vehicle with golf-balls? or put a bucket of water over a door so it pours down on someone's head? or convince them they won a a multi-million dollar lottery when they didn't?
the human committee that's in charge of alien/human relations prays daily that one of these idiots won't get the idea to put a whoopee cushion on the leader of the alien exploratory teams' chair or replaces their cup with a dribble one & creates an interstellar incident.



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if you want to write about POC

here's a collection of post on how to do that without offending anyone.

the blog itself is "dedicated to writing and resources centered on racial & ethnic diversity."

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a thing & some letters

you can't smoke in any of houses where i am at now. if you want to smoke you have to go to designated areas, unfortunately one is with in 30 feet or so of our place. smoke often drifts over here & so does some of the conversation that happens when the smokers congregate.

and now the letters;

dear ABC,

you're bring back the gong show?! of all of the games shows from the last 40 years you had to pick that one? no wonder you're at the bottom of the ratings heap.
bad enough you did that, but you have a host that 1. looks like he died 40 years ago & was resurrected for the job. 2. from certain angles looks like a cheap clone of robin williams & 3. is apparently mike myers in latex makeup.

shaking my head,
a-angel


dear mike myers,
is your career that much in the crapper that you need to sink to this? did you run out of austin powers & shrek money already? did your wife get most everything in the divorce? or are you just getting money for the kids college funds?

no a fan, but you can do better,
a-angel

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a bunch of stuff

one of the things i missed while i was gone was festivids. not much in any fandom that i liked this year. but i liked this one;
gone, gone, gone -one hundred and one dalmatians (1961)

a not festivids vid; brighter than the sun -star trek (mostly the new movie, includes clips form the others about half-way through)

did you know there's a DS9 documentary in the works? you can pre-order it on DVD/blu-ray or get tickets to a showing of it on los angles NYC or london.

speculation on NCIS: NOLA's premier date

and stuff that i wanted to post before my absence from the internet:

how to delete your livejournal

a star trek vid; confident a celebration of 50 years of amazing women in Trek (according to the summery)

R.I.P carrie fisher
ways to honor her memory (according to this twitter post)
one person's encounter whit her at dragon-con






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what i watched/read while i was gone

saw only one movie on DVD; the peanuts movie. i hate to use the word delightful, but it was. if you're a fan of the comics/cartoons you'll spot a boat-load of references.

in TV; the season finally of NCIS: new orleans was not a let-down really, but spoilerCollapse )

the new season of the amazing race started & ended while i was gone. it's been just so-so for a while, but yet i still watch.

in books; i haven't read many but the ones i liked are; Queen Victoria's Children by John Van der Kiste, Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky & The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst

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i'm back (i think)

as part of the disaster that took over my life not only did my brother & i loose the internet, but we had to move. it's a small place in a village, which means neighbors. something we've never really dealt with before. we've always lived out in the country where the closest neighbor was at least a half a football field (american football that is) lengthen away. now the closest one is a literal stone's throw away. we also have to pay rent, a new experience as well.
there's no smoking, drugs or loud parties (not that we did that anyway) & all kids under 18 have to be home by 10 pm. there are also "quiet hours" between 10 pm & 7 am. which puts some restriction on late-night wal-mart shopping.

we have internet, which is good & crap tv reception, which is bad. so i can't see my precious NCIS: new orleans "live" & have to catch it on cbs.com (which put the 3 i missed in jan. behind a paywall. bastards) & we were getting something called cozi tv which had quantum leap episodes (30-something scott bakula at his finest) but we're putting it on the netflix DVD list. they don't have it on streaming.

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FML

in the early part of january my life turned to liquid crap. as a result i lost internet access. i don't know when or if i will be able to get back on-line (i'm doing this from the library) good thoughts/vibes & general well-wishes for an improved situation would be welcome.
i had signed up to renew DW before it all hit the fan, but didn't get a payment in (sorry) it's just as well because i wouldn't be getting any use from it.
and i'm missing festivids too. damn it.

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