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Thoughts on camera phones? [26 Mar 2008|03:12pm]
[ mood | curious ]

Poll #1161082 Photos from a camera phone

How do you think of the photos you take with a camera phone?

Precious memories I will treasure forever...just like from my regular camera
1(7.7%)
Images that I would like to hold on to but that are not as valuable as pics from my traditional camera
4(30.8%)
Casual snapshots from my daily life with that are valuable for a short time
1(7.7%)
Transient images that are entertaining but not valuable
4(30.8%)
They're crap. I hate all camera phones because the pictures are almost useless.
3(23.1%)
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Slide. Slide. Dip. Shake. [16 Jan 2007|05:38pm]
Move it all around...

Hard times for the drivers in the PDX. The first driver's misadventure is a bit shocking.
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Posted using TxtLJ [19 Dec 2006|08:46pm]
Laundering. Nothing else to do here so I am busying myself with silly LJ gizmos. Tonight: clean sheets and something besides cookies for dinner.
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[13 Dec 2006|04:07pm]
Poll #888286 Creepy preservation techniques

Which one is the creepiest?

Life-like, freeze-dried remains of your pet
6(85.7%)
LifeGem - Compressed gem made from the carbon of your departed loved one
1(14.3%)
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Worst. Coffee. Ever. [18 Oct 2006|11:32am]
Worst. Coffee. Ever.

Wolf in sheep's clothing.
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Hodge Podge Lodge [08 Oct 2006|06:52pm]
[ mood | mashed up ]

Bloing Sproing points us to some pretty decent Halloween mashups:


I am also enjoying the idea that, as a result of Tower's recent announcement, its inventory will descend into civil war.

Who will join my Coalition of the Willing on a peacekeeping mission?
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Pollution vs. Evolution? [01 Oct 2006|06:05pm]
Claminal?

Was this caused by exposure to industrial waste or are the bivalves evolving at a terrifying pace?

Creationists, what is your explanation for such an absurdity?
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Bring your dog to work day [20 Sep 2006|01:07pm]
[ mood | sympathetic ]

Bring your dog to work day!

Heidi got another trip to the vet yesterday after over a week of persistent disgustingness. Turns out she has giardia, despite the fact that she was up to date on all her vaccinations. [sigh]

That means she is in quasi-quarentine; she's not allowed to go to daycare or the dog park for the next two weeks! The interim solution is to take her along on my commute to Bellevue. Being in the car is pretty much like being in her crate...only she is close enough for me to stop in and take her on a short walk during lunch. On our walk today she:


  • aggressively tried to stay in the rain as long as possible
  • got scared by all the cars on NE 4th
  • barked at old ladies that were telling her she was cute

Tonight we'll go for a longer walk in a quieter neighborhood. She's being a good sport about the whole thing.
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legerdemain [05 Sep 2006|10:05pm]
pollack
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We're Bad to the Bone [27 Aug 2006|10:02pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

That's more like it

I made it through the skills and riding tests today so I will be first in line to get my new motorcycle endorsement on Tuesday. Actually, maybe I should wait until the raccoon eyes go away. 12 hours of summer sun in the Boeing parking lot have not left me looking my best. That may not be the license picture I want to carry around for the next few years.

I'm kind of on the honor system with this though. The endorsement will make it legal for me to ride a motorcycle, but I took a scooter-only class. That means no shifting, no clutch...just twist and go. Sounds super easy but we did have a Seattle police office in the class who twisted and went...on the ground. To be fair, it was because he locked the front tire while braking, not because of the intimidating power of the 150cc Vespa he was on.

I think some of the people in the motorcycle class before ours laughed at us.

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I still love this! [18 Aug 2006|05:31pm]

I still love this!
"I still love this!" on Google Video
Folk Parody Duo from New Zealand - Gangster Folk battle between the Hiphopopotamus and the Rhymenoceros. Wonderful.
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Formula [08 Aug 2006|07:49pm]
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Buy yours today! [03 Aug 2006|09:50am]
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Indoor Easy Rider [01 Aug 2006|11:10pm]
internet safety

Practice internet safety.
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I'm bad to the bone! [30 Jul 2006|11:49am]
1ffb

This is my new commuter vehicle!

Well, mine looks just like it. Can't pick it up until Tuesday.

Then, zoom zoom...in an empty parking lot until I stop being terrified of sharing a road with all the cell-phoning multi-taskers out there.
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Field Trip [16 Jul 2006|01:00pm]
hurricane ridge
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Injured Dog with Sock [13 Jul 2006|10:31pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

IMG_1290

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It's a series of tubes. [03 Jul 2006|09:46am]
Ted Stevens is crazy:

http://blog.wired.com/27BStroke6/?entry_id=1512499
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song [02 Jul 2006|11:16pm]
http://www.tubring.com/music/Tub%20Ring%20-%20The%20Promise%20Keeper.mp3
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I have a problem [18 Jun 2006|03:17pm]
I have always bought music obsessively. I have made purchases based on album covers, band names, band members, buzz, reviews, similar genres, recommendations and more. Things have escalated since I started working again. I have not lacked this much restraint since I worked at the Music Plus on 17th street (they would cash my paycheck with my purchase). Here's a recap of what I have gotten my hands on in the last two months:

  • The Advantage - The Advantage
  • The Advantage - Elf Titled
  • Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
  • Animal Collective - Feels
  • Bad Brains - Rock For Light
  • The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity
  • Behemoth - Demigod
  • Jello Biafra w/ the Melvins - Sieg Howdy
  • Black Heart Procession - The Spell
  • Karl Blau - Beneath the Waves
  • Boris - Pink
  • Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • Brian Eno + David Byrne - My Life In the Bush of Ghosts
  • Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget
  • Faun Fables - Family Album
  • Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
  • The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
  • Head Like a Kite - Random Portraits of the Home Movie
  • Hella - Hold Your Horse Is
  • I Love You But I Have Chosen Darkness - Fear Is On Our Side
  • Knut - Terraformer
  • Liars - Drum's Not Dead
  • Melvins - Stoner Witch
  • Messer Chups - Crazy Price
  • Ministry - Rio Grande Blood
  • Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
  • Mission of Burma - The Obliterati
  • Mogwai - Mr. Beast
  • Opeth - Ghost Reveries
  • Orthrelm - OV
  • Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam (gift)
  • Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
  • Placebo - Meds
  • Some Girls - Heaven's Pregnant Teens
  • Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
  • These Arms Are Snakes - The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home
  • These Arms Are Snakes - This Is Meant to Hurt You
  • Tool - 10,000 Days
  • Zao - The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here

The good news is that, if given the chance, I would only un-buy a couple of them.

Are you similarly afflicted? What is blowing your hair back these days?
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