cassildra: Professor Farnsworthy saying "Brains? I told you not to use those things!" (futurama: don't use brains)
Benet: that's pretty good. Do people actually staple envelopes a lot?
Nicki: There's one Financial Advisor who does it all. the. time.
Nicki: I'm looking at you, [name redacted]
Benet: LOL
Nicki: Seriously
Nicki: I had to ask my boss to ask [name redacted] not to tape his envelopes shut.
Benet: heh.
Nicki: He'd make sure to get EVERY CORNER of EVERY POSSIBLE OPENING and I was like :|
Benet: LOL
Benet: maybe he had a bad experience?
Nicki: dude
Nicki: PTSD does NOT APPLY TO OFFICE SUPPLIES
Benet: maybe?
Benet: what about papercuts?
Nicki: I get cut on paperstock ALL THE TIME, and I haven't gotten traumatized yet!
Benet: well, ok.
Benet: but I do think that sending an important piece of mail and having it come open in transit would probably leave you taping pretty assiduously for awhile
Nicki: well, okay.
Nicki: but.
Nicki: when you have the sealytabs that you wind string around, those are pretty good at preventing random openings
Benet: hmm, true.
Nicki: if one comes OFF, I can see taping an envelope closed.
Nicki: But that happens pretty rarely
Benet: fair.
Nicki: I am not anti-tape. I go through about a roll of scotch tape a week.
Nicki: I am anti stupid taping.
Nicki: and anti stupid stapling.
Benet: makes sense
Benet: I'm kinda punchy so the phrase "anti stupid stapling" is somehow making me laugh
Nicki: This whole conversation is making me laugh and probably will be going on DW, if you don't mind
Benet: no that's fine.
Nicki: ossim.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] jameel: Want to know something scary?
[livejournal.com profile] jameel: Mage Jameel is the bruiser.
([livejournal.com profile] cassildra: .....
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Are you serious?
[livejournal.com profile] jameel: He's totally the bruiser of the group.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Oh, of the GROUP.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Yes.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: That's not actually a surprise. Trevor's too much of an officer in the AA to actually be effective
[livejournal.com profile] jameel: We're like the spice girls, but nerds.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I am quoting you on that.
[livejournal.com profile] jameel: Jameel is Punchy Nerd.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Trevor is Thinky Nerd.
[livejournal.com profile] jameel: And Chris is Blasty Nerd.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: ri-god-damn-diculous!)
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: http://www.unshelved.com/archive.aspx?strip=20090605 is relevant to my interests.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: sfw, promise
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: < laugh >
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: That's totally how it started!

[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Okay. No worries. When you get a chance, http://www.unshelved.com/archive.aspx?strip=20090605 though; it's relevant to my interests
[livejournal.com profile] brianarn: hehe
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I collect mighty muggs
[livejournal.com profile] brianarn: oh really?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: mhm.
[livejournal.com profile] brianarn: I can't say I've heard of 'em
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I don't have any of the rare ones, and I take them out and play with them -- why ELSE do you buy toys--but, yeah.
[livejournal.com profile] brianarn: They look cute
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: they are adorable
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: you don't understand, I have Mace motherfucking Windu.
[livejournal.com profile] brianarn: lol
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Samuel L Jackson should not look that cute.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: And hold a purple lightsaber.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (me: sketti monster n capitano)
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: .....
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: There is going to be a Star Trek fragrance.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Guess what it's called.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Scenterprise?
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Deep Scent 9?
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Star Trek: The Next Gener-spray-tion?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Worse.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Spritzley Crusher?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Red Shirt.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Smelling like dead team members = TOTALLY HOT
Kirk... conquersthegalaxy... while wearing... RED SHIRT )

Red Shirt: the fragrance!
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (generic: ri-god-damn-diculous!)
Dad took rent money out of my account yesterday, which infuriated me, because I told him at the beginning of last month that I was moving out. He said he'd put it back since I called my mother to talk to her, but then, I got an email this morning...

I am glad you called yesterday. Your dad is on one of those kicks where everyone needs to call me every holiday. Don't ask me where he is coming from. He says he will put your money back when you come and get your stuff. You know if it were up to me, I would not care. We could box the stuff up and leave it in that room, but he is such an a_ _. I pray your new year will be the best one yet for you and Trevor too. He told me he would take care of you, and I believe he will. Have fun at your party tonight. I have 1 small box and 2 boxes paper comes in. Call and let me know when you are coming, I have some kraut & pork for you. Can't wait to see you on Tuesday!!


A conversation I just had with my boyfriend:

[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I really am pretty certain that I won't see that money.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: Not even when we get your stuff out?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I never told you about the $2000, did I?
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: No. No, you didn't.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Oh, yeah. When I first got disability, I got a little over $2k in back pay. I can't have that much money in an account, or else I lose the disability.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: So I was stupid and trusting, and had Dad put the money into cashier's checks, and put them in his safe deposit box.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: Fast forward to two years ago. I tell Dad I'm moving out, and ask for the money. He says that he'd used it for taxes after he'd asked me, and he gave me the impression that he'd never pay me back.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I may have said yes. I do have gaps in my memory.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I would have, however, made sure that he would have paid me back.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: That's a lot of money I'll never see.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: I've been trying to move out for at least two years, and he's always managed to block me before. I think that's why he's so angry, because he lost his "control" over me.
[livejournal.com profile] blackpaladin: How has he "blocked" you?
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: The first time he took the money that was mine, that I was relying on, to move to Virginia with a friend. Other times just fell through and/or he made me feel guilty for leaving Mom.
[livejournal.com profile] cassildra: He's mad that he's lost his little Cinderella.

And yes, once, while he was drunk and Mom dared to go off and have a good time with her sisters and not be miserable at home with him, he did tell me that I was his Cinderella.

It's been requested that I find something else to do, so I think today will be my re-entry into Milliways. I think I can channel Faye this afternoon, at least for a bit.
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (lolz: where is your god now)
(10:47:30 AM) Mark: ...Huh.
(10:47:37 AM) Celestina Star: hm?
(10:47:42 AM) Mark: England invented a flying car.
(10:47:52 AM) Celestina Star: ...bwah?
(10:49:27 AM) Mark: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/features/article5106213.ece
(10:50:04 AM) Celestina Star: bwah?
(10:50:08 AM) Celestina Star: *shock*
(10:50:51 AM) Mark: The future is here.
(10:51:08 AM) Celestina Star: WE'RE GOING TO BECOME THE JETSONS
(10:51:17 AM) Mark: We have a flying car. And a black president. The two staples of sci-fi near-future.
(10:51:48 AM) Celestina Star: TWENTY MINUTES INTO THE FUTURE... dun dun dun
(10:53:42 AM) Celestina Star: I'm tempted to post this using my Richard Dawkins "where is your god now" icon
(10:55:00 AM) Mark: Heh.

so yeah, partial GIP, partial BWAH?
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
What's one of the geekiest things you can do when setting out upon a new relationship?

Compare yourself and your significant other to a canonical pairing in a video game with a tiny as hell following, of course!

(7:55:48 PM) Benling: I'm very happy for you, but i have to ask, what were the two of you dressed as? i want to see how funny the two costumes bumbing uglies is
(7:56:16 PM) Celestina Star: sec.
(7:56:54 PM) Celestina Star: http://cassildra.livejournal.com/233521.html PICTURES OF US
(7:57:36 PM) Benling: XD
(7:57:40 PM) Benling: FSM AND A PIRATE!
(7:57:55 PM) Celestina Star: Actually, he's a character from the one SCA thing he does.
(7:58:07 PM) Celestina Star: Street performer type. He's the lecherous old man. XD
(7:58:12 PM) Benling: Still a pirate
(7:58:14 PM) Celestina Star: Which just made it better.
(7:58:17 PM) Celestina Star: HE'S GUILDER?
(7:58:28 PM) Celestina Star: I'm dating Guilder!
(7:58:32 PM) Benling: guilder didn't where a hat
(7:58:39 PM) Benling: but that would make you clara
(7:58:41 PM) Benling: so it works
(7:58:43 PM) Celestina Star: Or a codpiece, yes I know
(7:58:47 PM) Celestina Star: I totally am a Clara. :(

I have the WEIRDEST DAMN CONVERSATIONS!
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (Default)
(1:49:02 PM) Celestina Star: so do you want to hear something I find vaguely hilarious?
(1:49:05 PM) David: sure
(1:49:45 PM) Celestina Star: So you're from this area, and are doing computer programmy things in the DC area, right?
(1:50:06 PM) Celestina Star: The guy I'm seeing is from the DC area and is a programmer in McMurray.
(1:50:33 PM) David: i have no idea where mcmurray is
(1:50:36 PM) David: but that's really crazy
(1:50:40 PM) Celestina Star: South of Pittsburgh, but yeah
(1:50:47 PM) Celestina Star: I was amused by it.
(1:51:04 PM) Celestina Star: "One of my best friends from high school and my boyfriend switched places! That is craziness!"
(1:51:09 PM) David: lol
(1:51:21 PM) Celestina Star: Ah. Finding amusement in little things.
(1:52:03 PM) Celestina Star: And it's 2 o'clock, I've done my chores, and I'm bored. Tonight is book club, but until then, I got nothin'.
(1:53:00 PM) David: i haven't had anything to do all day, i can feel for you
(1:53:15 PM) Celestina Star: What, no programming projects?
(1:53:30 PM) David: it's interesting how it works
(1:53:40 PM) David: there were never any defined requirements for my project
(1:54:05 PM) David: so i spend probably 95% of my time waiting to hear back from my project mentor on questions i have that stop my productivity
(1:54:16 PM) Celestina Star: Lovely.
(1:54:29 PM) David: and my mentor's been up in the secret clearance labs all day
(1:54:34 PM) David: so i can't even ask him in person today
(1:54:49 PM) Celestina Star: Fun, except not.
(1:55:26 PM) Celestina Star: The life of a computer programmer--5% actually programming, 95% jerkin' it
(1:55:37 PM) David: yeah, that's more or less it
cassildra: A silver pegasus on a purple shield. (sailor moon: usagi sleeping)
So I am apparently Not Up to going to either party tonight, which is fine. What's not fine is that Dad's pissy over stupid things--I honestly have no idea what--and the fact that Mom has a migraine and won't take another Imitrex is worrying. I'm going out tomorrow though, unless of course I end up waking up with a migraine...

I have also stolen an old meme from... a good few of you, actually. meme )

And a conversation with my sister in law about Sarah Palin...

I used lienne as the Canadian mentioned in the post, for the record )

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