Wednesday

May. 6th, 2009 09:19 am
kjpepper: (Girl Talk)
I have nothing profound to say this morning (do I any morning?) so here, have a quote from the Addams Family Values:

Morticia: Wednesday's at that very special age when a girl has only one thing on her mind.
Camp Mother: Boys?
Wednesday: Homicide.

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

I snarfed.

Mar. 8th, 2009 02:08 pm
kjpepper: (pvrewind)
For those of you that don't read [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes, I repost this latest cause of coffee up the nasal passage in Andee's world:
Watchmen: Uncut
[Scene Opens]

Dr. Manhattan teleports into CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

He gestures to a large control panel and video screens showing a long, circular tunnel.

"What is that?" He enquires of the surprised staff about him.

"That's the Large Hadron Collider!"

He regards them impassively with nuclear-furnace eyes.

"That's not a Large Hadron Collider. This," he motions downward, "is a Large Hadron Collider."

[Scene Closes]

--[livejournal.com profile] derigueur, via [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes














Of course someone had to point out that Dr. Manhattan had clearly confused the Large Hadron Collider with a large hardon collider (NSFW).

No, I haven't seen it yet, though theoretically I'm supposed to be seeing it tomorrow. I'm actually quite surprised/encouraged that people actually seem to be liking it out there as opposed to the rousing chorus of "HATED IT" I was expecting from the geekverse. I'm pretty sure I'm going to like it as well, but then again that's not saying much. Movies are like songs for me - it takes a lot for me to actively dislike one. Hell, I have fond memories of heckling the hell out of the Dungeons and Dragons movie when it came out... mainly because I enjoy watching Jeremy Irons stalking about in a dress animated lion costume robe and snarling at everyone, and that guy with the blue lipstick and the plastic armor was too damn funny to not be enjoyable. At some point, perhaps later this week, I still need to see Coraline as well. I've heard NOTHING but amazing reviews for that.

Hmm about that walk. It's now 54 out there and sunny. That's positively tropical. I think I'm going to go work on that vitamin D deficiency....
kjpepper: (determination (toph))
While watching Avatar:

[livejournal.com profile] captainlove: You need an Appa.
[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: What would I do with a giant flying flubbalo?
[livejournal.com profile] captainlove: ...ride him to work?
kjpepper: (Default)
cut because we care (and know you might not) )

Rock over London, rock over Chicago. LoudTwitter: Shipping tweets to your blog daily.
kjpepper: (grown and sexy)
Love me and my dragons, damn it:
My Valentinr - kjpepperAdopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!Adopt one today!
Get your own valentinr

Whoa. Looking out my window, with the cloud cover the way it is, the sky is a pale, perfect rainbow. The clouds are all lavender and blue, the sky's still that weird early morning cyan and the horizon, or what i can see of it, is still tinted red. Beautiful.

Next few days are gonna be nuts. I look forward to rising to several challenges that face me in the days ahead. Not sure what sort of game I'm playing but I hope I win. Work will be nuts today, I go to see Dr Tassoni and hear the verdicts on various tests I've had in the past two weeks and whether I will be looking forward to a foreseeable future of injections. *wibble* Hopefully Opera Tonight, if I can score a ride back from South Hadley after its over. Then probably up all night packing and then out to make an early bus to Hartford, where I'll meet up with the rest of the Mew Mew Neko Force and head to Providence for a day or so of Flea. Home Sunday night, where I'll probably collapse into grateful exhaustion, and then President's day off, and a date with [livejournal.com profile] sydneycat to see Coraline.

This week's been scary. But... ultimately necessary. I'm tired as hell, and still prone to random bouts of tears, but... my head hasn't been this quiet and clear in a very long time. I know which way the enemy's gate is, I know where I've been, and what led me there. I know where I'm going, some semblance of how to get there, and what I'll be up against on the way. It's a start.

Thanks for all your help.

And now, I leave you with a quote that I woke up in my head this morning that seems... really apt today.

There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.


Emphasis mine.

And with that in mind - I go to face my day, my weekend, the rest of my month, the rest of my life.
kjpepper: (LOL (eve))
via [livejournal.com profile] nounsandverbs: An Open Letter to Kellogg's. I just snarfed my coffee... and I JIZZED IN MY PANTS.

I think I'm in agreement with most of the Internet on the whole ONOES MICHAEL PHELPS SMOKING POT thing, and especially with [livejournal.com profile] bellarisa, who had this to say about it (for those of you who missed it on [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes last week): "If I'd trained the way he did for as long as he did and accomplished what he did, I'd be smoking the world's finest weed through a diamond encrusted Godiva chocolate bong that also made bacon. Leave the boy alone."

Of course, this just sticks the concept of chocolate covered weed bacon into my brain in such a way that it refuses to come out.

I half wonder if there's going to be a rash of Michael Phelps cereal boxes on eBay now.
kjpepper: (FAIL)
jumping on the bandwagon of [livejournal.com profile] seorgia love for this post. CAUSE IT'S TRUE. HOLY GOD. Hell, I can so see myself on both sides of these... which is not a comfortable feeling, let me tell ya.

Since I'm in a piss poor mood let's play translator.

I'm not trying to make things more complicated for you.
TRANSLATION: I'm not trying to make things fucked up but if they become that way too bad for you.

The heart wants what the heart wants.
TRANSLATION: I want to fuck them and I'll just cover it up with this nonsense about love and affection.

I'm worried about you.
TRANSLATION: Quit being so fucking depressed around me you are killing my buzz.

It just happened/I couldn't help myself.
TRANSLATION: I thought about stopping things before they got to bad but wanted it too much to bother controlling myself or putting your needs before my own.

I'm sorry I hurt you.
TRANSLATION: I'm sorry I got caught.

I'm confused about why you thought this was a good idea?
TRANSLATION: What the fuck were you thinking? Did you recently get dropped on your head?

I'm trying my best.
TRANSLATION: I'm doing what I feel is enough and you should be happy that I'm doing that much.

Are we okay?
TRANSLATION: Are you going to hold my being stupid against me any longer?

I didn't mean for this to happen.
TRANSLATION: I didn't mean for this to happen but now that it has you had just better deal with it cause I'm not gonna back track.

Are you angry with me?
No.
TRANSLATION: I can see you are pissed off.
Fuck yes I'm pissed you damned moron. You'd have to be Helen Keller to not realize that.

































In other news, I had a pretty massive moment of clarity just now that's left me kinda grossly giddy. I think I might have just been concussed with the clue bat. S'okay... I think I needed it... and I'm kind of ashamed of how long it took to have an effect. Oh well... better late than never.
kjpepper: (Dreamy)
This from a friend going through her own brand of Rough Shit®:

i want to thank you for showing me strength, courage and the ability to take the most horrible situation and add a touch of humor to it. You an amazing woman andee and I doubt you are told that enough.

yeah... I rather desperately needed to hear that tonight. Thank you.

In other news, went to sleep at 11, got back up at 2, been up ever since. Can't sleep, to-do list will eat me. Or at least the dishes will if I don't get to them this morning... :P

Poem-trees

Jan. 28th, 2009 03:23 pm
kjpepper: (squee)
Every so often the following poem pops back into my life.
My love, you are a river fed by many streams.
I bless all who have shaped you,
The lovers whose delights still dance patterns on your back,
Those who have carved your channels deeper, broader, wider,
Whitewater and backwater lovers,
Swamp lovers, sun-warmed estuary lovers,
Lovers with surface tension,
Lovers like boulders,
Like ice forming and breaking,
Lovers that fill and spill with the tides.
I bless those who have taught you
  and those who have pleased you
  and those who have hurt you,
All those who made you who you are.


--Starhawk
...yeah.
kjpepper: (halloween)
Not much notable about yesterday. Another day spent in two hour bursts of activity follwed by three hour naps. Hoping my energy level stays constant today and that if I drink a shitton of water my digestive tract might start thinking about forgiving whatever greivous sin I committed against it last month.

Today is Labor Day. As far as I'm concerned, I'm still ruled by the rhythms of a school year, and summer, that horrid, misery making season, is finally over. Fall is usually my peak time, I'm looking forward to embracing the waning cursed day-star and somewhat cooler days. Hopefully September will be less stressful than August, but considering my finances are kinda in the crapper and work shows no signs of slowing down... well we'll see. Hopefully I can use one to fix the other.

I was introduced to the utter nerdliciousness of The Food Detectives yesterday. I think I may have a new favorite show. It's like Mythbusters meets Bill Nye the Science Guy, except with food. There was this whole segment about foods to never put in the microwave that was pretty damned awesome - apparently if you slice grapes in half and then split them carefully down the middle again (leaving the skin still connected) and then put them in the microwave, they catch fire.

me: ...do we have grapes?

[livejournal.com profile] sundart and [livejournal.com profile] sydneycat: ...no.

me: Can we go buy some?

S & S: NO.

Yeah, I never stated anywhere that deep down I'm not a ten year old boy.

Much as I wish I could spend the day sleeping again, I do need to get some productive things done today. Starting with the rest of last nights dishes. *sigh* Wish me luck and a kinder, gentler colon. >(
kjpepper: (Dreamy)
ran across this in [livejournal.com profile] shadowmorphic's journal.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Youare a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone, and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

--Nelson Mandela


This right here is the exact right thing I needed to read tonight. I don't know why, but something which "shhhhhhhhhhhclick!" and I went "ahhh, okay."

Yeah. Shutting up and being inspired now.
kjpepper: (evil)
What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore --
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over --
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


-- Langston Hughes
kjpepper: (topless sayid)
[sunny has just finished watching the Lost season finale on DVR]

slight spoiler )
kjpepper: (srsly...wtf?)
[livejournal.com profile] sydneycat: WHat's vin diesel doing these days?

[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: gaming

[livejournal.com profile] sydneycat: heh probably true.

[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: Well, notice he dropped off the face right around when the playstation 3 came out

[livejournal.com profile] sydneycat: yeah... he's probably playing GTA 4... with seven women draped around the room... or men... Did they ever decide if he was gay? Maybe he's bi. That'd be perfect. [looks it up] Oh! That's what happened! He had a baby girl with his girlfriend!

[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: I like my version better.
kjpepper: (cry more emo kid)
" I am sexually and emotionally attracted to people with potential, and who spark the drive for potential in me. I want long term relationships with people who are truly willing and able to work, and work hard, on following through on that potential and willing and able to push me towards my own potential as well. The issue - these look the same from the onset, and thus I have had a habit of investing in those I am attracted to to an extreme level before finding out if they can in fact deliver on their potential at all. "

Amen sister. *drinks*
kjpepper: (mudflap girl)
  • I know I've mentioned this before, but I an continually amused and a little freaked out by how excited I get when people post my stuff on [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes. I'm especially pleased by my last post - it made it up within five minute of posting, and within another ten I was awarded the internets. Yeah yeah. Self esteem. I apparently needs it. :)

    Though, this is definitely my best one - already up to like 120 comments. Who knew irritating commercials would strike such a nerve? Though, one drawback - someone reminded me of those awful HEAD ON commercials, and now, broken record style, all i'm hearing in my head this morning is "HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD." Ow.)

  • One consequence of [livejournal.com profile] morlock needing to be at work by 7 is that I'm getting up hella early these days. Case in point (looks at post time) though I've been up for like an hour already and have already had my coffee and stuff. The weird part is that I don't really mind - part of the reason why I generally stay up late is to be awake in the house when no one else is, and the same effect is generally acheived when one rolls out of bed at 5:30.

  • Another consequence of [livejournal.com profile] morlock getting up early - morning cartoons. I'm seriously caught between hating the new Transformers (I know, I'm a little late coming into the game) and wanting to pick up Bumblebee and give him a big squeeze because TEH KYOOT IT BURNS.

  • AMERICAN GLADIATORS RETURNS TONIGHT OMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY *kermit the frog flailing*

  • One thing I've never quite gotten used to since moving to New England is how much closer the sky seems. I'm currently looking out the window at densely packed layers of cumulous clouds drifting lazily by like some freakishly animated bag of dusty cotton balls. They look low enough to reach out and touch, which is definitely a weird illusion for me to have, having grown up with the generally comforting idea that the sky was at least far enough away to be pretty much held up by the spires atop the Empire State, the Chrysler and at the time the WTC. Pillars of the world they were. I don't know, out here there's this constant subconsious sense of O KRAP WHAT'S HOLDING UP THE SKY.

    ....remind me never to go to a plains state or anywhere with pretty much 360° horizon. I'm pretty sure the above feeling would blossom into full tilt agoraphobia if I did.

  • People who have Twitter should follow StephenTColbert. A tweet from last night: "Nation, I don’t know if you've heard this, but gas is getting kind of pricey. It's getting to the point where I can't burn anyone in effigy."

    Jhonen Vasquez (JhnenVEE) and Jeph Jacques (jephjacques) are also full of the periodic hilarity.

  • Something that made me chuckle when I read it this morning:

    A man said to the universe:
    "Sir, I exist!"
    "However," replied the universe,
    "The fact has not created in me
    A sense of obligation."




    ---Stephen Crane

    Yeah.

s'all I got for now. Too damn early in the morning wth.
kjpepper: (Tenna (talk to spooky))
"Well, I could either do dishes or go upstairs and watch the boys play Marvel Ass Heroes Killing the World... With Saving."

--[livejournal.com profile] sundart, unable to remember "Marvel Ultimate Alliance"
kjpepper: (kill you with my brain)
"It's disgusting. It makes Jesus cry. Not baby Jesus. Full grown Jesus. It makes him cry like a little girl that just found out there is no more ice cream. And I don't like making grown men cry. It's not very nice."

--[livejournal.com profile] morlock, on making cookies with Splenda
kjpepper: (trebek WTF)
Arg so tired, so much WORK to do - crap, maybe I shouldn't have taken tomorrow off. Nah. but I'm definitely getting mondo coffee when I post this - today's going to require copious amounts of caffiene and industrial music to get through.

LOST... I'm kinda with [livejournal.com profile] inle_rah on this one - The Others are getting more annoying than intriguing. (Though that bit with the Red Sox was friggin brilliant). But I'll be glad when it goes back to "meanwhile, back at the ranch" next week and we get back to what happened to the characters I actually care about (ie, enough with Kate and Jack and Sawyer already.) I think a good bit of my annoyance is that I'm actually watching it on TV for real this time, which means only one new ep a week. I'm kinda used to the at least 3 at a time marathons.

I find it terribly adorable that both my sweeties have birthdays within a day of each other. (well, technically, they're a year apart, but amusingly enough they're both younger than me so nyeh!) anyways, to my darling [livejournal.com profile] morlock:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY



And as if the gods knew, the bash.org feed finally got repaired last night, so in quick celebration, here are the ones that made me snrrrk a lot.

http://www.bash.org/?697712
Madrigal: I have DSL
Madrigal: Which backwards is "LSD"
Madrigal: But for my sake, and the sake of being backwards, I'd rather get Dial.


http://www.bash.org/?696997
what is the volume of a pizza of radius z and thickness a ?
answer: pi z z a


http://www.bash.org/?696554
Every girl who has ever been attracted to me is a vegetarian!
Try to explain that!
you have no meat
hehe
hmmm
fuck
I did not see that coming
Last time I tell that story!



caffiene, then back to work. Oh gods, so much work.

*snrrrk*

Aug. 19th, 2006 01:05 pm
kjpepper: (Tenna (talk to spooky))
[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: I'm thinking of doing dreadlocks. What do you think?

[livejournal.com profile] sundart: [eyes glaze over in OMG-you-would-be-so-hot pleasure while nodding enthusiastically]

[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: I take it that's a yes.

[livejournal.com profile] sundart: Totally! Are you going to need all sorts of expensive hair products to do it though?

[livejournal.com profile] kjpepper: Nah. I'm black.


So yeah... I'm thinking that's the Next Big Thing for my hair. I'm sick of the fro, and I find that I really can't be arsed to do the yarn these days. so I'm thinking small locks.

sunny woke me up this morning and we went to the farmers market to get me breakfast and to various banks to get some money fu done. Breakfast was found in the form of apple brioches, cherry coke and Entertainment. The rest of my day I plan to section and cornroe my head (for yarn, for dreads, we'll see, but I'm tired of being foofy) play with my Lego model, and watch Lost, and at some point during that, Captain Vegetable, aka Jim Blau, and his Greta are showing up in Amherst so maybe we'll do something with them briefly, which will be good, cause damn I haven't seen Jim in a WHILE. And then maybe read some. :)

Speaking of reading, I finished Threshold, and am now well into Perdido Street Station. Threshold turned out to be pretty interesting, despite my earlier complaint about it, though it sort of went through a series of endings rather than just having, well, one, and the final line annoyed me because of it's appalling patness. Anyway, it was an engaging, if not stellar, read. Perdido Street Station is weird as hell so far - it's rather strongly reminding me of Naked Lunch (the movie, at least - never read the book) in terms of it's imagery. It actually sort of reminds me of the weirder, more steampunk CGI shorts I've seen lately. Seems like steampunk is a big thing in computer animation lately. Prolly cause machines are easier to animate than people. But that aside, I'm liking PSS a lot. Kudos to [livejournal.com profile] sundart for recommending it.

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