Apr. 25th, 2009

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Apr. 25th, 2009 01:44 am
kjpepper: (The House)
For people that don't follow twitter/facebook, Dad is OK. They're keeping him overnight, and he's currently having angioplasty. Super fun.

Spent the bottom half of the day camping out in Mt. Sinai's ER with him and Imm. At some point when I'm not cross-eyed with tired, I'll write up the two drop dead hilarious conversations that ensued, and possibly the one serious one. For an evening spent in the hospital I'm glad to say it could have sucked a whole lot worse than it did.

Now: finish the laundry, eat (haven't since lunch), call the nurse with Dad's dosages. Then fall down go boom. Long day.
kjpepper: (Default)
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that would definitely have to be harinezumi. I shudder to think that I'm old enough to say I've been friends with someone for almost 20 years.

Of my random "people I've never met/met because of LJ" list... _kyri was definitely random friending #1, followed by kshandra, masteradept, austingoddess, and kittikattie. These people have been following my drama since the gods only knows when and I'm glad for it every single day.
kjpepper: (oooh porn)
Warning: I'm going to seriously nerd out for a few minutes here, and for once about something other than rail transit of one form or another.

BUT JUST LOOK AT THIS F**KING BUILDING. BEHOLD ITS PRETTEH. Apparently there's a soft completion date of this September, with a grand opening a few months later. It's not even done yet and to quote that annoying guy in the Vitamin Water ads, "I WANT TO BE NEXT TO IT." Or on top of it (shut up), though I imagine at that height cloud cover and haze aren't going to make for much of a view. Especially since most of Dubai according to plans isn't out of the design stages yet.


So yeah... I've been indulging in skyscraper porn for the better part of this morning. (They are gigantic phallic objects, after all. Think about it. Saying you built/have/designed the tallest building in the world is probably the ultimate feat of overcompensation.) Occasionally I do need to be reminded that there's more to the world than our distinguished remaining princes of New York City (though I'm sure Chrysler and Empire will gladly welcome their little brother Freedom when they finish it a few years from now). And I've always said that if I randomly came across a cubic crapton of extra money, I'd take a trip just to see them. The Burj Dubai. Taipei 101. The Patronas Towers. Hell, even the CN tower - I've never managed to make it across the border, which is silly considering I've got family not far from there these days. But if I had to pick one to see before I die? Yeah. Totally going to Dubai. PRETTEH.

sharing the wealth... )
kjpepper: (read a book)
book pull picked up. Visual Bookshelf on facebook now gleefully proclaims me to be reading six books. I sternly told myself I wasn't allowed to start any of the other ones until I finished The Long Goodbye. Not that this is a chore - it's a pretty excellent book - but I'm just ADD enough to start ALL of them right now and we can't have that, lol. :)

So currently in my stack of books:

Raymond Chandler - The Long Goodbye. Almost done with it.

China Mieville - The Scar. Yes, I'm still working on this, bite me.

Laura Joh Rowland - Bundori I really want to throw my panties at Sano Ichiro.

James Alan Gardner - Commitment Hour. I didn't dislike Expendable, but it didn't exactly wow me either. Giving the next book in the series a go to see if he improves any, I mean, hey I was somewhat bored silly with The Warriors Apprentice but the rest of the Miles Vorkosigan books are amazing, so imagine if I had given up on the series after that! So yeah.

Sherwood Smith - Inda. [livejournal.com profile] sundart had started this before we moved and had left her library copy in the bathroom at Camp Amoeba. From the two chapters I'd read it seems like a fun read.

John Burnam Schwartz - The Commoner. I'm a little apprehensive about this one, as I'm very afraid it's going to be another scary White-man-writes-in-the-voice-of-Japanese-woman fiasco a la Memoirs of a Geisha, which I'm slightly ashamed to admit I loved when it came out. I'm a sucker for anything set in not-contemporary Japan, so I'll see how it is.

It's far too pretty to spend the rest of my day inside, so I'm off to the porch to finish up Goodbye in the sunshine and to try not to pout too much about not heading north this evening as planned. Feel free to IM, I've got my IPod.

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kjpepper: (topless sayid)
So today, we've not only lost Maude/Dorothy (really I remember her best for "Did you try to bullshit last week?" from History of the World Part 1) but Desmond from LOST has been sued for sexual harassment. So not on, brothah. You and your sexy blue shirts are dead to me.

Seriously, I'm torn up about Bea Arthur though. Mom and I watched the Golden Girls religiously on Saturdays during its entire original run. I was reasonably sad about Estelle Getty passing last year, but Bea? Damn. That's a fair chunk of my childhood right there. I'm almost tempted to look for a torrent of the Star Wars Holiday Special now...

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