neb

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kismatt and blackbeard68


Thanks so much for your help on my computer problem!! I appreciate all the info. I still couldn't figure out if it was a virus or not. I ended up just blowing out the fan and sticking another desk fan next to the open box. That let me keep it on long enough to try and run some scans.

In an attempt to save the info on the desktop, I discovered how to network my laptop & desktop and am now able to get the files directly off the desktop onto the laptop! Woo! I am so excited. This is cool news for a computer illiterate!! After I transfer the info, I'm just gonna zero fill the damn desktop and reinstall everything, see if that works. I am becoming (sorta)fearless in my computer interaction! go me!
neb

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I guess I have officially bought into the "emo" music scene. I am a 34 year old woman who is absolutely enamoured of the type of music that is apparently the signature of moody 20 year olds. I can't seem to help it though. Perhaps I am emotionally still 20. lol

I bought three disks last night, on the cheap. yay! 1) Breaking Benjamin's Phobia; 2) Muse's Black Holes and Revelations; and 3) Panic! At the Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out.

Every one of them is absolutely amazinng. Panic...'s cd is so fascinating and catchy despite the really whacky and un-describable sound. Breaking Benjamin's album is so absolutely mindblowing and fan-fucking-tabulous, that I am going to be eternally furious with myself that I didn't buy the album a week or two ago in time to listen to it and go to the concert they put on last week. I will never forgive myself for missing that concert, seriously. Muse's cd is, keeping with its previous projects, again, amazing. I will *not* miss that concert, despite the $30 ticket price. I am going right now to see if the show is sold out yet. I will not be screwed by my own reticence and ignorance again!! I've seen them once already, last year, but that was a relatively cheap ticket. But I will go ahead and fork out the money for this one this time.

Hell, I don't care if I listen to 20 year olds' music. I am happy I can adapt and appreciate the new stuff that comes out rather than get stuck in the rut of the stuff of my "glory days". Now that I think about it though, I guess maybe there's a *little * of the "old school" thing in there, because so many of the new groups are working with old styles and making them something really different and new. So maybe there is a bit of the nostalgia involved in hearing some of this stuff. I don't know for sure. All I know is that every now and then some music comes along that makes me feel like it is my sole reason for living.


P.S. Are there any computer gurus on my flist who could tell me why my desktop computer goes through its normal startup routine then promptly shuts itself down once it looks like its ready for me to use? thx
neb

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God, I hate getting bad news over email.

I am so bad about checking it, so its a few days old, but check this out.

My aunt wrote me, letting me know that a *couple of weeks ago* my uncle was using the handsaw and cut off a thumb and two fingers.

It sounds like he'd been in the hospital for a couple of days or something. No idea why I didn't get a call instead of an email, but they're kind of a goofy bunch. The docs are trying to salvage his middle finger, but I guess, based on the information available right now, the other two are pretty much goners.

Gonna have to call tomorrow and see what the hell's going on.
neb

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Oh. 'Couve peeps...........

I'm going to be in town for Labor Day weekend.

Anyone want to set aside a weekend night for a get-together of some sort?
neb

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Okay, I think I just got myself addicted to Rockstar: Supernova.

Landed on CBS a few minutes in, completely by accident and I got hooked on watching the performances and being surprised at how many women were in the running. Also, Jason!!! *hugs Jason tight* I've missed him and his bass. And his hair. Although, I have to say the short hairstyle works pretty well for him, being all grown up not and such. Tommy is still effing hot as hell, and Gilby has held up pretty well also. Dave I like just cause he wears makeup and is kinda pretty, but I can take him or leave him for the most part.

I'm kinda rooting for one of the gals to be able to be kickass enough to have a solid shot at winning, but a couple of the guys are really friggin good too! I have nothing else to base my opinions of the singers on, but I'm thinking that Toby and Lucas have really good shots, and there was another guy who did really well.....can't remember his name. I wish I'd seen the first gal sing because I tuned in right as they were giving her their feedback. She seemed pretty cool and it looked like they liked her a lot. Guess I'll be getting to know them all a little better from now on.

arrrghhh. like i need to actually put more tv viewing into my friggin day.
neb

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Fannish friends, please answer me this, if you happen to know the answer.

WTF is going on with this whole thing about authors "friends-only"-izing their fic? Do they not want the average person to be able to read it? Is there something going on in fan-land that I haven't heard of, that is making people lock up their stuff? Or is this just the latest incarnation of the popularity game, or an attempt at becoming a BNF--thing that has always been around? I'm getting real tired of getting links to supposedly good stuff only to be told I can't access it without friending someone. I'm certainly not going to friend someone unless they've proven to me that they're at least partially interesting, and how can I know that when I can't even see their stuff?? I think it must be, in addition to the other scenarios posited above, the new form of blackmail for readers.......the old version being "fb me or you won't get anymore!!" has apparently become the new "make me seem popular or you can't see it at all!" I think maybe I'm getting too old for this shit. I don't have the patience to stroke egos that don't necessarily deserve to get stroked.
neb

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My god its hot. I've only ventured outside for minimal amounts of time each day, just to do the bare minimum of errands I need to get done. The air conditioning is running practically non-stop lately.

We are into hundred + degree days for the last few days now, and before this, we had an 11-day straight run of hundred-and-hell degree days.

People have been saying that the first six months of this year have beaten heat records since the weather began being recorded. This is true all over the place. The argument for global warming uses this as proof of the theory. I totally buy it. I've thought the weather for the last few years has been pretty bizarre and doesn't conform to what we've considered normal weather patterns.

The thing that bugs the piss out of me is that people react vehemently and even violently to the suggestion that humans are influencing weather changes. Why is this so out of the world possible? I know that they don't want to believe it and would do anything to disprove it, that way they don't have to worry about changing the environmental things that could be contributing to the change in our biosphere. It makes me crazy that these people are okay with the fact that their children, whom they supposedly love, will be the ones to suffer as a result of their irresponsibility and criminal negligence. Not even their childrens' future health and safety can overcome their enormous greed and selfishness.

Stuff like this should inspire these big business guys to look into new technologies, if nothing more than for the potential profit. If people are worried about healthy emissions and non-poisonous chemicals being released into the air, these people would be in the forefront of completely new technologies which would not only be responsible, but profitable. If it takes making money to make people want to do the right thing, then that's what they need to be looking at.
neb

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Heehee! How'd they know that all I"m missing is that special lady? ROFL

On the bright side, at least I wasn't a Redshirt, and Picard was the next choice! woo!

thanks, dryad271

Your results:
You are Will Riker
Will Riker
60%
Jean-Luc Picard
50%
Deanna Troi
50%
Worf
50%
Uhura
40%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
40%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
40%
Geordi LaForge
35%
Beverly Crusher
35%
Mr. Sulu
35%
Chekov
30%
Mr. Scott
30%
Data
24%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
20%
Spock
14%
At times you are self-centered
but you have many friends.
You love many women, but the right
woman could get you to settle down.


Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character are you?" quiz...

neb

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So as of yesterday, I am the most experienced person in my job. The other two people left the department/company two months ago, and yesterday, respectively. I've read on job searching sites that this sort of turnover is a bad thing. Says something about the culture of the company, where there is a lot of turnover and you, the new person, suddenly find yourself being the person who knows more about the job than anyone else, and having the most seniority. I can actually see that this company is..........different........the culture handed down by management/executives isn't exactly conducive to long-term loyalty or happiness.

But it all depends I suppose, on what one wants out of their job. I'm okay with how things are at least right now, because I'm performing my job admirably,(if i do say so myself, lol) and my boss, while a tiny bit harried-seeming, seems to keep shit from rolling downhill.... if there *is* any shit to be rolling downhill, that is. But I think, at least given my experience so far, its a job I'll easily be able to tolerate until I move back up north next fall. A year or so under my belt, showing a bit of stability, should serve me alright when I"m ready to go job hunting in preparation for the big move.

One scary thing is that every once in a while I find myself answering questions as some sort of authority, and that freaks me out because I've only been there for a little over 4 months. I still should SO be the newbie. The good thing about the situation though, is that I"ll never let myself get crazy about a job like I did at the last one. I won't let someone bully me around or make myself sick because of that. If things look like they're about to turn down the road to hell, I'll do something about it, up to and including quitting. No job is worth what I went through last time.

Oh and Eddie Van Halen is now producing music for porn movies. LOL.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=55667

The article links to the two tunes he has done for this flick, and the second one is actually pretty cool. I've only seen a very little porn in my life so I"m wondering just what sort of scene it would fit. Seems way dramatic. It so totally sounds like music that could be in a porn movie, but it could also be used for some monumental sequence in a dark action-y type movie, I think. I kinda like it.
neb

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Man, I've been having whacked out dreams again lately. I've always been a very vivid dreamer, and my dreams invariably are about really crazy shit. And I think I tend to have more nightmares than most people. No idea why, but I do. They've been more noticeable lately because I actually had a big old dry spell where I wasn't remembering dreams, nor having nightmares (that I remember). But they've come back in a major way and boy are they happy to see me.

The one I had last night was an absolute doozy, to the point where I was madly flailing around and screaming within the dream itself, trying to get out of the situation, and I'm sure I was making some real noises, if not actually screaming to try and wake myself up. I swear, if I could get the words out and coherent enough to be able to describe this bitch, I'd make a fortune on writing it up and selling it as some form of entertainment.

I've always wondered if horror writers get bits for their books & such from having really godawful nightmares and either try to exorcise the awful feelings they'd assuredly get from them, or whether they just realize that the nightmare could develop into a really great plot, and have the gift to be able to do that.

I am terribly jealous of horror writers. They make money off of the nasty shit I see in my head, and all I can do about it is bitch vaguely about it here. ;-)