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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
4:31 pm - this is jenn
I'm just writing to let folks know that I have finally gotten my very own livejournal. Yes I have finally succumbed. You can find me under the name ofdandelionteeth.

We'll see how well I use it.

current mood: industrious

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Monday, May 16th, 2005
12:55 pm - Frogfilk Con Report!
This is still jenn, posting on mrlogic's behalf. I apologize for the length of this post. I'm afraid I don't know how to post a link that goes to the actual message. *_*

I wanted to post a "con report" for Frogfilk, the housefilk organized and hosted by Kirsti. I tried to take notes each day, and I hope that my memory will allow me to fill in the blanks. But to summarize, this was a wonderful housefilk. I had a great time, I would love to come up again next year, and Kirsti has inspired me to try to organize a housefilk of my own.

[edit: many, many thanks to Callie and telynor for explaining what a cut tag is and how to make it work]

Yay! Click on the cut tag for the report!Collapse )

current mood: tired

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Sunday, May 8th, 2005
9:43 am - For brave girls who fight demons... ^_^
Past midnight through Sunnydale alleys I roam
Betrayed by my friends and cast out of my home
They tell me I'm lucky, and seem unaware
My strength gives me heavier burdens to bear
My power and purpose have made me a slave
And griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave

My first day at Sunnydale high school I learned
There was no escaping the calling I spurned
But thrills of my duty are tinged with remorse
For Slaying engendered my parents' divorce
The Master is trying to rise from his cave
While griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave

Angelus's freedom made everything worse
For it was my love that released Angel's curse
Too little and late came Ms. Calender's spell
For my duty's sake I sent Angel to hell
My best of intentions his pathway did pave
And griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave

When I returned home to reclaim my own fate
My mother, my Angel, and Faith did await
I fought my dark mirror, watched Angel depart
And tried not to take Mom's mistrust much to heart
I constantly search for the closeness I crave
While griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave

In college uncertain and losing my voice
Switched out of my body without any choice
Distrusting my allies, estranging my friends
Then fighting a spirit when we make amends
She visits our nightmare to rant and to rave
And griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave

My boyfriend resents me, my mother falls ill
Finn's gone when I find Mom so cold and so still
A god of insanity seeks out her key
But I won't let anyone take Dawn from me
To rescue my sister, my own life I gave
I willingly fell to the peace of my grave

But death is no answer, the wicked don't rest
I crawl back to life at my friends' dark behest
The ones that I love cause me such pain and grief
I turn to a monster to find my relief

Through forests of tombstones I hunt every night
Desp'rately seeking a vampire to fight
I stand in the darkness and try to be brave
While griefs pile upon me like dirt on a grave

Tonight, as before, I must stand on my own
The army I'm leading has left me alone
I'm only one Slayer, yet still I must find
Some way to keep others from falling behind
Apocalypse nears and once more I must save
The world and my friends from a cold, lonely grave

I constantly battle each new Hellmouth wave
And griefs pile on higher like dirt on a grave.

Hm, perhaps mrlogic will write me some music to make this poem cooler than it is, right now... >.< ...

current mood: inspired

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
4:38 pm - mrlogic's absence
Mrlogic is currently unable to post to this livejournal account. To protect his privacy as well as that of his daughters, his family, and his friends, I ask you not to indulge in rumor-swapping or otherwise ill-informed gossiping.

Whoever has been contacting his friends-list anonymously may not be aware of the incredible damage s/he is causing. In the hopes that you are not being intentionally cruel, I am asking you to please stop.

I will continue to update as I deem appropriate.


current mood: serious

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Thursday, March 24th, 2005
5:22 pm - Commissioned Artwork!!
I'm very pleased...I have just completed and delivered my first commissioned (i.e., paid) ambigram for someone I do not know, who somehow found my ambigrams page on the web.

Now all I need is to figure out how to charge more for them, and/or get more people to order them, and I can retire...eh, OK, I'm probably not going to retire on ambigrams. But it's a fun way to pick up pocket change.

current mood: accomplished

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10:12 am - A Drawing by slantiness
My daughter slantiness posted a really wonderful drawing in her journal that I think people might enjoy seeing.

current mood: proud

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
11:09 am - Into the Woods Review
Our production of Sondheim's Into the Woods has received a nice review in the local paper.

We have a pickup tonight and then four days of performances for the weekend. Two more weekends after this one.

current mood: pleased

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Friday, March 11th, 2005
9:04 am - Japanese verbs
Spent over an hour helping slantiness study Japanese last night, and now my brain is full of verbs...

おりる (oriru) to get off
いれる (ireru) to put in
いそぐ (isogu) to hurry
はしる (hashiru) to run
あらう (arau) to wash
せんたくする (sentaku suru) to do laundry
べんきょうする (benkyō suru) to do homework
さがす (sagasu) to look for
おす (osu) to push
すう (suu) to smoke
きがえる (kigaeru) to change clothes
けんかする (kenka suru) to fight
and many more...

current mood: Japanese

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005
8:32 am - I pretty much had to do this one...
How Logical Are You?Collapse )

current mood: logical

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
10:28 am - tfabris's Consonance photo-report
tfabris has posted a great gallery of captioned photos from Consonance, including some really neat panoramas of filk circles and even a couple of very short video clips from concerts. Check it out!

(Please reply to Tony's comment so he can read your comments too!)

current mood: pleased

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
8:39 am - Back from Consonance (not a conreport)
It was a wonderful con. Wonderful and exhausting.

40 emails, LJ skip = 250.

Conreport, I hope, later.

current mood: at work

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
9:36 am - Well, didn't get to bed at 3 am...
Got to bed at 5:45. Gah.

But the Ash Productions CD for Consonance is done! It's pretty good, too.

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, February 28th, 2005
3:07 pm - У меня родарочка! (I gots a present!)
Thanks to the lovely and talented vixyish, who has sent me a copy of Аня в стране чудес, Vladimir Nabokov's pseudonymous 1923 Russian translation of Alice in Wonderland.

Спасибо, дорогая моя!

current mood: pleased

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10:14 am - Hard Drive Failure
The hard drive on my home computer "died in its sleep" (literally) yesterday. The power supply appears to be completely dead; it doesn't even try to spin when plugged in.

The good news: all the data (some not backed up) is very likely intact and undamaged.

The bad news: I'll have to send the drive out to a data recovery company (where I have friends) to have the data transferred to a functional drive. Bother, bother, bother!

Fortunately, I was able to cobble together a solution that allows work on Ash Productions' Special CD for Consonance to continue.

Now, if I can just figure out what I did with the hard drive...I thought I brought it to work with me today. I was almost sure I put it in the car, but when I got to work, it wasn't there.

Yo, drive! Just because you're dead doesn't mean this is a good time for a holiday!

current mood: aggravated

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
11:13 am - Ten Unlikely Things I Haven't Done, But Someone Might Have
OK, so I had the idea for this as an offshoot of you-know-which meme. I was planning to post it as of a couple of days ago. The idea is to think of ten things that are pretty improbable for someone to have done, but possible, and then see whether anyone happens to have done them. The challenge is to make them outlandish enough to be unlikely, and yet sufficiently plausible that someone on my friendslist might have done them. A delicate balance.

Then corivax posted her "Ten Things I Haven't Done You Might Have," which is superficially similar, though not the same, because her list features common things that she is relatively unusual in not having done.

Looks like my chance to originate this one is getting slim, so if I'm to post it, I'd better do it now.
Ten Unlikely Things I Haven't Done, But Someone Might HaveCollapse )

current mood: curious

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Friday, February 18th, 2005
11:37 am - 10 Things I've Done That I Think You Haven't
(thüüd from bedlamhouse)

(I like this meme; it's actually interesting to read people's lists. Challenging to come up with unique activities, too!)

I'm guessing nobody on my friends list has done any of these things.
If I'm wrong, let me know.
The listCollapse )
What have you done? Answer in your own journal!

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
10:31 am - How Hoopy are You?
The promoters of The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy film are running a contest to find the 6 (i.e., 4 + 2) biggest HGttG fans "in the galaxy".

If you think you've got what it takes, grab your towel and enter!

current mood: geeky

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Monday, February 14th, 2005
12:35 pm - Also Happy Valentine's Day to --
-- all the people on my LiveJournal friends list. I can't get through my days without all of you folks! Hope you can all be with those you love in body, mind, and spirit (or as many of those as you can get).


current mood: happy

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10:36 am - About my Valentine: How do I love thee?
For my beloved Jenn, here are

100 things I love about my ValentineCollapse )

I love you, my darling. I am so glad we are together. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

current mood: loved

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Sunday, February 13th, 2005
11:53 pm - A productive Sunday
So, here's what got done today:

My darling Jenn and her mother Claudia helped me to remove frightening quantities of blackberry vines from some of their nefarious loci of infestation in my front and back yards. This involved the usual helpings of minor lacerations and cursing. Unfortunately one of my worst scratches, on my leg, did not attract my notice for hours, with the result that it didn't get cleaned and now appears to be mildly infected. I slathered a bunch of antiseptic on it when I found it, but it will probably look ugly for a couple of days. The anti-cane operation is not nearly completed, but we have made major inroads and one can actually see the Lost Shed again.

I finished an ambigram that Claudia had commissioned from me as a surprise gift for her husband for her wedding anniversary tomorrow, and assisted her in matting and framing it. (I'll post it to my page soon.)

I managed to find the two missing edge pieces to the Simpsons jigsaw puzzle that has been languishing unfinished on a card table in my dining room for the past 2 1/2 years. It's still almost entirely unfinished, but at least now the outer edge is complete.

I assisted the girls with their yard sale, with which they're attempting to raise some money for a choir trip to Disneyland. Unfortunately, missjely was quite ill today, and wasn't able to participate much. It also rained lightly several times today, and almost nobody came to the sale. slantiness managed to sell a pair of gloves and some candy bars. They're going to try again next weekend, and we hope they'll have better luck.

Tomorrow: my first Valentine's Day in years with any romantic object. I'm actually looking forward to it.

current mood: sleepy

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