Jan. 1st, 2012 09:43 pm
manawolf: (Manawolf: Playful Saiyajin)
You've found my journal! Most of it is friends-only, though. (Leaving things open encourages too many pests. You can only kick flies out of your soup so many times before you give up and close the screen.)

If you're my friend (or if you'd like to be), send me a DW message telling me who you are so I can add you :)

That's it!
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So I just did an F-list purge. I'm very liberal with my friends list - if someone friends me, I will usually friend back once I get around to noticing, unless the profile sets off any red flags or something. (I'll do that shortly.)

This time around though, I un-friended people who didn't have me friended anymore. I'm only reading an extremely select group of close friends and family with any regularity, anyway.

LJ's new (?) green and blue arrows have made this a far more doable task than it would have been otherwise. ^_^ Hooray LJ!

EDIT: Forgot to mention - if you really wanna stay, comment. This isn't "You are kicked out forever," it's "You didn't have me friended, so I figure you don't care if I have you friended, natch?"
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RIP Comet, the goldfish, last holdover of [ profile] tesstheredpony.

Um... anyone want a 10G fishtank? Stand, filter, light, maybe a book or two included...

Gaming win

May. 12th, 2007 03:15 pm
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I just beat the Tower of Druaga! *dances* Ow. *dances carefully*

Plus I haven't had to take any vicodin today. I'm not pain-free, but I went out shopping to get milk this morning all by myself. Without painkillers. I'd rather not be in any pain at all, but having it at a tolerable level is a relief.


May. 11th, 2007 01:10 pm
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Waking up in pain does not improve my temperament.

I'm also more than a little pissed off at the time I've had to take away from work. Things were finally starting to look really damn good - I was getting in on a lot of very neato keen projects that were directly up my skill alley, making great impressions on people in high-up places, and then THIS happens and I get to work less than 1.5 days out of the entire fucking week.

God dammit. Well... I will put in some good time embroidering Otana's jeans, anyway.

So not even going in to the problems I'm having with insurance. Just... not going there. Because I will end up punching something I'm sure.
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I'm home, and so is my appendix. No diagnosis. XP
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Druaga, DQ, etc.
Second verse, same as the first...
Druaga and Ragnarok... with an exceedingly weird Ura section.
And now, some normal Druaga art. This one made me squee like a little girl and almost crack a tooth on my ring as I whipped my hand up to cover my mouth.

At any rate, I'm home sick. I've had wicked stomach pain since dawn Saturday, it actually had me checking my temperature to make sure I didn't have TSS or something. It's really frustrating, aside from curling up and whimpering now and then (or limping when it hurts to walk), I feel okay; no fever, no nausea aside from that caused by the pain itself, nothing else to go on.

If this doesn't cut out soon, I may take a trip to the urgent care ward; it isn't as bad as that one time my appendix decided to tie itself in knots (then, I could barely walk), but it does make me think of it. Could be I have a "grumbling" appendix, though this time I can't pinpoint the pain to any single quadrant - if anything it's on the left (which is the wrong side).

And I'm not ignoring you [ profile] talonsage, I just have no focus. :(
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EDIT: This entry is here.
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Aaahahahaha I'm such a geek.

Got badly stuck on level 59... can't seem to get past the cavalcade of wizards. I did once, and then Druaga raped me in the ass. So I am checking out Strategywiki, though I'm not certain how much good it will do as there are a few corrections I could make to their text. In the meantime I run into obscenely cute things like this and this, which feeds my inner(?) geek to no end.

Then there's all this "Druaga Online" stuff... I have no idea what that's all about.

Whether I end up being able to beat it or not, I've got to get my hands on the other games. There are no less than five sequels. I find it hilarious how popular it is in Japan and how UNpopular it is here. Playing it reminds me of Zork... you have to do X to get the Y to get the Z, and you need Z or else you're fucked when you get to level 30. It's obscenely frustrating and incredibly addictive.

I'm not a very good gamer... I'm just persistent.
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I am an

What Flower
Are You?

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So my office is moving here in October (so the plan goes). Hmmm... longer commute and fewer places to eat within walking distance, BUT, real nice landscaping and about ten billion amenities in the building itself. And, the possibility of actual cubes instead of an open desk workstation with no privacy whatsoever. Plus our department will be on the floor with the rest of admin, which will make it clear that we ARE admin as opposed to, oh, glorified file clerks.

On a more geeky note... Birth of the Firebringer is a TRILOGY? I just died and went to heaven! I re-read my copy last night and was reminded precisely how much I loved this book, with its fierce rainbow-hued unicorns who spoke and fought with grphyons and wyverns, passing on oral tradition by moonlight and embarking upon rite-of-passage pilgrimages across the plains. As I closed the book (entirely far too late for a worknight), I thought wistfully how much it seemed to hint at more story. If only there was more...

And apparently, there is. I MUST OWN.

I'd also like to get my hands on The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West. Mom let me read her copy, but I don't believe I ever had one of my own as she guarded hers jealously (with good reason). Time to change this! Yet another that appears to be part of a series, unbeknowst to myself.

I am such a fucking geek for young adult SF/F. Often I wish the book were longer or went into more detail, but you don't get much material like Dragon's Blood or Nightpool aimed at older audiences. And yes, I have read The Magic And The Healing; I didn't really like it at the time... I think it lost me on the medical jargon and it struck me as profoundly depressing. Well, maybe I should give it another shot.

Right now I'm working through the books that flooded over from my mom. I gave up on The Master a couple chapters in, and now I'm happily working through The Dolphins of Altair, written in the '60s and set in the future, which rather prophetically mentions conflict in the Middle East. Cute.
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Well apparently the batteries were last replaced at exactly the same time, because now the one in our BEDROOM has gone off. (I didn't even realize there was one there...)

The lever to the battery compartment, however, was broken on this one, so I will never know if a new battery will fix it or not. Instead, I took it off the wall and stuffed it in a cabinet so that I can GET THE FUCK TO SLEEP.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. It started beeping again. Several smacks later and it won't stop.

Aside from calling the landlord (and aside from bashing it to death with a broom handle), ideas?

EDIT: Smoke detector removed from wall. Now, the wall unit won't stop chirping - and so does the detector, even though it's both removed from the wall AND the batteries are out.

Must... resist... use of hammer...

EDIT 2: I think... THINK... It may have stopped. *cautious sigh of relief*
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Hmmm. Well I thought Part I was up on the News section of my site, but I don't see the news section. I don't remember taking it down. Hrm. Well for those who aren't familiar, I'll have to upload it to my LJ.


Because the smoke alarm woke me up again. This time with "chirping." Thing is, we replaced the batteries just a day ago! So I'm all WTF, but I go looking for the other battery in the pack, but I can't figure where it got put.

Well fine, maybe I'll just climb up there and look. It's a fresh freakin' battery, it must not be a problem with that. So I pry out the battery case, shove the battery around a little, and push the case back in.


I remember what [ profile] mice said about her iPod, not that a smoke detector is an iPod... Still, I gave it a good smack, then waited to see if it would dare beep again.

And waited....

SUCCESS. (If I may be so bold as to potentially jinx myself, as the night ain't over yet.)

But the only problem is... now I'm awake, and I realize I'm awful hungry. A smidgen too hungry to go back to sleep easily.

So that brings me full circle back 'round to here, drinking pineapple juice and nibbling [ profile] otana's homemade inari in front of the computer at quarter 'till 5 in the morning.


Edit: Thank gawd I don't have to go to work tomorrow. Thank you, President's Day.
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Been posting in [ profile] socal_gardens. Checkit if you wanna see me geek 'bout plants.


Feb. 11th, 2007 08:49 pm
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I may be addicted to Blanco del Oro grapefruits.

[ profile] otana: That's OK honey, this is LA. There will be a clinic for it, somewhere.

... I don't need help. I need more yellow grapefruit! :3


Jan. 20th, 2007 11:26 am
manawolf: (Sarah)
Quiz Result Provided By:

What Is Your Ideal Anime Pet

Hosted by Anime. Done right.

Oh yeah... er, stolen from [ profile] talonsage.
manawolf: (Happy Rainbows)
I don't consider myself a ferocious gamer. But I do rip through them when I find one I like, and I've been told that I'm abnormally tenacious. Series I have consequentially beat the stuffing out of include Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, and of course Sly Cooper.In which I talk about games! It's OK, no spoilers. )

Nef update

Jan. 13th, 2007 04:13 pm
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Nef has been doing well since her cortizone shot. Dr. F was not very receptive to my concerns about her temperament; I figure I will actually make an appointment next time so I can see Dr. B instead of being a walk-in.

Ironically, we ran out of ZD food recently, so I've been giving her the other guys' food - which, at the moment, is something called Solid Gold Katz-N-Flocken. It's one of the least expensive I could find where the primary ingredient was actually some variety of meat, not corn/rice meal. And, just like Fireball's, her fur got SOFT. Dr. F gave me strict instructions to keep her on nothing but ZD, but I was so sick the few days after I took her in that I couldn't get more (and they were out of stock while I was there). It certainly doesn't seem to have hurt, and if her fur's this silky-soft, it can't be bad for her skin, right?

She spent ten minutes this morning laying (not perching, with her pointy, pointy feet) on my chest, purring like a snugglebug while I scratched her head and face. Now, if only we can convince her not to SCREAM whenever she sees another cat, we'll be set.


Jan. 5th, 2007 01:32 pm
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There are a pair of redtail hawks who live around my work building. The tower's 15 stories tall, and between it, the Promenade shopping center and other high office buildings in the area there are some great clifflike perches and wind currents. I'm always hoping to get a look at one from inside the office while it's perching on the building windowsill.

I just saw one from the lunch room window, and watched as it glided down to a perch on a telephone pole. Soon enough the other came to join, taking two playful, acrobatic, completely pointless loops in the air before going down to it's mate. The other took off, and they circled around each other above the hillside and Sepulveda traffic until they worked their way out of sight.

Raptors are always thrilling to watch, and seeing a (presumably) mated pair playing in the wind put a great spin on lunchtime.


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