Hey guys. Some of you know that I have a community (50books) for people I know IRL who want to read 50 books in a year, to chronicle their reading experiences. If you would like to join this community, the easiest way to do so is to click the 'join' button on the community info page. This will send me your request, which I can then approve.
The reason I did this was that a previous community created for the same purpose got HUGE and impersonal.
(Dopers: there is a different community for dopers to do the same thing, which is why I specified IRL people, run by Kyla: dopersread50)
ETA: Aha, fixed. The info above is now true.
I just did a bit of a cut. If you'd like to be added back, just let me know.
squidmark, crankybear, blueheron, acidmuggins, breadbox, daerlyn, mnementh, sdeath_lurks, em_fish (and Cory), faeya, maery, finneco, shade_42, hek, hayseedjgn, zenchild (although I know she knows), ryss_rhiannon, evirus and anyone else I missed:
Brutopia, 8pm, 9pm-ish. Drinks, food, birthday. I tried to plan around acidmuggins' bachelor party which I thought was last night, but I may have been misled. If so, you have my permission to ditch me for that. But the rest of you... no excuse! ;)
Heads up for all you Montreal-area gamers:
There is a kick-ass LAN party happening the weekend of August 14th. 48-hours long, full of fun, great prizes and fantabulous sponsors including ATI, Alienware and Bawls, the gamer's drink.
Seriously, I've been there since the first MELTdown (one of the guys running it is my brother and I work at the food counter) and everyone always has lots of fun.
Check out the website: www.meltdown.ca
As promised, the wisdom of Cecil on Pope Joan. Verdict: false.
And... oh, there was something else I promised to look up too. I can't remember what it was! Anyone?
Edited to add: Aha! I remember! Exploding cannonballs were not, in fact, realistic for sea battles.
I can't fill out the poll at the site of the bigoted assholes, but I wanted to do my part in the googlebomb. I encourage all my American friends to make their voices heard, assuming you haven't already seen this a bazillion times on your friends page.
( Edited to add instructions for helping the googlebomb along for those who haven't read it anywhere else, exact wording blantantly stolenCollapse )
Hi! Okay, so as you may notice, my journal is friends-only, or on it's way to being there. Few current posts are public, and I'm going through the old ones to convert them to friends-only. This is only because I like to know who's reading it. I try to check to see who has me added, but you can email me at laurange @ livejournal.com also.
Okay, here's the plan. I'm lazy. I'm also not in the mood for a high-pressure-must-organize-party type thing. So, here's the casual plan for a gathering:
At 8:00 tomorrow night, at Brutopia, I will go drinking cider in honour of my birthday. Everyone is invited to come.
I will also make my best effort at calling people to let them know, too.
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A very happy and healthy new year to everyone.
My very own cowboyx is entered into a competition on the art site Elfwood. A whole buncha people have put together their best attempts at the profile of a superhero, and now people get to vote on it.
Scott is S. MacIver, btw, with the entry of Starcatcher.
So I was thinking. We have Can-Con laws here (radio stations and music video stations have to play a certain amount of Canadian content) and therefore we actually get a lot of Canadian bands. I figured I'm give some recommendations to all you Americans (and Europeans) who may have not ever heard of these people before.
There are two categories, those that I know are pretty obscure elsewhere, and those who I just found out were Canadian in the past 30 min. Asterisks next to my top recommendations, bands listed in no particular order.
( Canadian music! Yay!Collapse )
I hope you guys try out some of these songs. Have fun!
This is the story of my surreal grocery store visit.
So my dad drove me to the mall which contains the pharmacy where I could pick up my prescription of ventolin. Yay! While I was there I picked up a supposedly tasty low-cal chocolate bar.
After that, I ran to the grocery store cause my dad wanted me to pick up some Hermesetas for him. They didn't have any, so I grabbed some equal instead.
I got into the 6 items or less line. There were some people going though, and an older woman with two chickens and milk in front of me. All of a sudden, this kid runs up in front of the older woman and puts down his lettuce.
I started laughing cause, ya know, blatant disregard of rules amuses me somehow. The lady turns around and says: "That your boy?"
Let's review. I'm 20 years old, but I'm often mistaken for being 16. Especially when I'm raggedy and in my sweats, like now. This boy could NOT be younger than 7 or 8. And he's asian. I said no.
Then the check-out people start talking.
Girl #1: Hey, do you know someone named Ashley?
Girl #2: Is she white? (both are black)
Girl #1: No!
Girl #2: *thoughtful pause* Is she one of those dirty whores?
Girl #1: *laugh*
I mean, really. I leave the house for FIFTEEN MINUTES and this is what I get.
Sicne this is my LJ, I can promote whoever I damn well please.
www.tangmonkey.com is a generally nifty site, and if you like comic books, my boyfriend writes a weekly column called "Underpants on the Outside". Some of the people there are crazy, though. Don't say I didn't warn ya.