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I guess I'm here now since LJ has completely gone to the Russians. I'm working on importing my LJ journal.

Things are good, I still have a few things to do tonight, so I'll check in later.
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Seems the official LJ app now allows me to read my friends list (yay!) But i still cant find comments to be able to unscreen them. Guess that will have to wait for a future update or whenever i get to my home computer, whichevef comes first.


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I know a few of you here have TypePad blogs.  I'm thinking of switching.  I currently have self-hosted wordpress that is privately hosted with a blog friend in Australia, but she prefers to do all the updates to avoid anyone breaking the server, so things don't get updated.  I thought about just switching to another host, but I really don't have the time or inclination to learn how to do the constant back-end updating that needs to be done.  I just want to blog.

About a year or so ago, I thought about going back to Blogger, but they won't import blogs from other formats, only other blogger blogs, so I can't do that, and I don't want to individually move every single post and comment.  Has anyone used the import tool from WP to Typepad?  Also, the mid-priced plan allows full template customization.  Is it worth it?  How much will I be able to customize with only the $8.95 plan?  Is the extra $5/mo worth it?
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OK, so the wait while the ads on LJ show themselves is frustrating, but at least when I go to read my friends page, I see everything. Facebook, on the other hand, is driving me to drink. An "algorithm" decides what I need to see in my live feed. I've tried adding people in through the "edit options" so I can see everything, and it still doesn't change it. Then I'll refresh, and as if by magic, everything is there. Another refresh and it disappears. I don't understand - I don't understand how to get to see everything I want, because it doesn't work when I follow the directions, I don't understand why FB feels the need to constantly fuck with things, and I don't understand why they aren't losing their user base left and right because of all this shit.

I give up for now. I need chocolate. And a drink, but I'm still at work.
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I added a bunch of people from OS.  If I missed anyone who wants to read me, let me know.  Some people I didn't add because I can't figure out who is who and I didn't have my handy dandy cross-site handle cheat sheet with me, so let me know who you are if you want to be added.
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It snowed here the other day, but not in the part of Las Vegas that I live or work in, because I'm on the valley floor - the lowest part of the valley.  Now it's snowing here at work, and home isn't that much lower an elevation so there's a good chance it's snowing there as well.


 

Sugar Buzz

Nov. 26th, 2008 08:35 am
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Cupcakes for breakfast. 

Why Oh Why

Oct. 5th, 2008 09:17 pm
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Does anyone know how to fix this issue I'm having?  It seems that on a semi-regular but not exactly scheduled basis, I get logged out of almost all the sites I'm logged into.  This affects message boards such as OS and a few others all the time, LJ some of the time, and Yahoo and Google rarely.  I've checked my settings and control panel and I can't see how to fix it at all.  I don't delete my cookies or clear personal data or any of that stuff, and this is a new issue since I got the Vista + Firefox 3 combo.  It never happened like this on my XP machine, and it never happened when I used the Vista laptop with FF2.  My inclination is to think it's a FF3 issue, but I don't know how to change it.  Can anyone help?
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taken from [livejournal.com profile] pollyhyper, who got it from someone else.

Your Existing Situation

    Sensitive and understanding but under some strain; needs to unwind in the company of someone close to him.

Your Stress Sources

    Delights in the tasteful, the gracious, and the sensitive, but maintains her attitude of critical appraisal and refuses to be swept off her feet unless genuineness and integrity can be absolutely vouched for. Therefore keeps a strict and watchful control on her emotional relationships as she must know exactly where she stands. Demands complete sincerity as a protection against her own tendency to be too trusting.

Your Restrained Characteristics

    Circumstances are such that she feels forced to compromise for the time being if she is to avoid being cut off from affection or from full participation.

    Wants to broaden her fields of activity and insists that her hopes and ideas are realistic. Distressed by the fear that she may be prevented from doing what she wants; needs both peaceful conditions and quiet reassurance to restore her confidence.

    Circumstances force her to compromise and to forgo some pleasures for the time being. Capable of achieving physical satisfaction through sexual activity.


Your Desired Objective

    Wants to make a favorable impression and be recognized. Needs to feel appreciated and admired. Sensitive and easily hurt if no notice is taken of her or if she is not given adequate acknowledgment.

Your Actual Problem

Works to strengthen her position and bolster her self-esteem by examining her own accomplishments (and those of others) with critical appraisal and scientific discrimination. Insists on having things clear-cut and unequivocal
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This is the weather here in Las Vegas, according to my company's intranet.

test

Apr. 24th, 2008 06:25 pm
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txt post working now
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HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are
0
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?



However, a Google search reveals another one of me, about half my age, in Utah. So this test isn't 100% correct.

Now, when I get hitched and take his name:


HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are
3
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?



The others are hiding from the Googlebots.
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My mom told me it was 80F out the other day. She said she had to take a picture of my stepdad for some corporate newsletter, so he was outside in shorts and a t-shirt. Funny thing was that there is still a ton of snow on the ground, so he's standing in front of a 4' snowbank. I hope my mom sends me a copy of that picture, because I am totally going to post it here.
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I take it I need to send LJ some money to be able to post messages from my cell phone. I don't have internet enabled on my phone (lest I end up spending thousands each month on my internet addiction) so I'm looking to just text or hopefully even send picture messages. My phone instructions don't tell me how to get my pictures out of my phone except to send them to someone else's phone. Can anyone help? And as an added bonus, does anyone have any knowledge on this subject that would apply to wordpress?
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Since Halloween is coming up in just one wee, and since Boyfriend's friend Zac just finished making this video, I thought this would be the appropriate time to post the video. (It was just posted within the last few hours, and I'm taking this opportunity to do some pimpin', but still - you'll like it.)



And for those wondering, I have yet to ride in a hearse, but Boyfriend has one up near Zac's house in Colorado, and I understand that it may be making a move to the desert soon. I'm sure I'll ride in it then (in the front, you silly people). Boyfriend wants to start a hearse club here, and we know a couple people interested in it. Once the hearse gets here, the club will be easier to plan. The hearse thing is new to me, but collectible cars are not. My Dad is big on cruise nights and classic car shows, so it's a similar culture, but without the poodle skirts.

So there ya have it - the coolest video you are ever going to see this Halloween, and I outed Boyfriend as a hearse driver (he's not a mortician, though. I knew you were asking.)
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Cross posted from my Blogspot blog, but I figured you'd want to read it here too, because it mentions some cool people here.

I read some really great posts today. I love it when reading blogs makes me laugh out loud.

First, I was greeted by a comment from Mist1 regarding the post below this one. She always makes me laugh. I read one of her posts to my mom on the phone one day and an amazing thing happened. My mom actually stopped talking long enough to listen to what I was saying. Then she started talking again, but she did say that Mist1 should have a newspaper column or something, a la Dave Barry. I think my mom should spend more time reading cool blogs instead of the newspaper.

Mr. Fabulous has this post and this post in which he answers a lot of mysteries of the universe. Once I stopped laughing I realized that I had a huge smile on my face because of this newfound knowledge. Thanks for setting the record straight, Mr. Fabulous.

PARLANCHEQ is always finding bizarre stuff online and posting it on her blog. Today I was greeted with jewelry made out of dismembered Barbie dolls. It was so unique that I was able to put away the fact that the concept is revolting. And of course I thought of some of my friends, like Crowjoy, who loves unique artsy stuff and sometimes uses a headless Barbie doll as her avatar, and Dr. Hula, who recently told me that she wants to have a kid just so she can have a Vegas Showgirl themed baby shower. The Barbie chest necklace that PARLANCHEQ featured in her post, with pasties on every dismembered torso, made me think of Dr. Hula. And of course, I smiled because I always smile when I think of cool friends.

Now on to Memoirs of a Gouda. Allie, all I can say is you will soon be owing me a new keyboard. I love your blog, but it forces me to spew whatever I happen to be eating or drinking from my nose directly onto that invaluable piece of hardware that I use to input text directly into my blog.

I have many more wonderful blogging and RL friends whose blogs I look forward to reading daily, and they are all listed in my sidebar. Today, the humor stuck out and really made my day. Thanks to everyone in the blogosphere who makes reading and writing blogs so enjoyable.
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I changed the color of my journal. I think I just needed something different.

I know I don't post a lot here, but I do visit nearly every day so I can read up on all my friends here. The friends feature makes it really easy to catch up on everyone all at once. So don't worry, I am here, I just choose to post elsewhere.
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I usually don't have any problem getting into the Christmas spirit, despite my best efforts to resist. But this year, things are just different. It's not that I'm away from my family - this will be the 4th year not celebrating with them. It's just the way things are going right now.

I left a good job because it was time to move on. I'd been there 2 1/2 years. I took another job, but in the interim was in a car accident and went home to get a new car, and on the way back took a detour to visit my sister and her preemie baby. So I get back, start the new job, and it's really not for me. It affected my attendance, and if there were anything to do, it would have affected my job performance too. I got a great offer for what would have been the perfect job, but after I turned in my notice and was just about to leave the house to go to work, I find out that the new job will quite possibly not happen because of embezzlement. Great, just what I need.

So now it's the holiday season and I have no job. I have enough money to pay my rent for January, but after that I don't know what I'm gonna do other than pound the pavement. Right now I just need to scream and vent and win the lottery or something. Too bad they don't have a lottery in Nevada.
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