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  • A summary of the last few weeks: got laid off two weeks ago; wallowed around for three days; had a couple of people (who are too good to me, who I barely deserve) kick me in the ass; am doing some stuff that I'm not quite willing to talk about in public yet, but. The laid off thing sucks, it's awful and horrible and wretched, but at the same time, I was trapped in a job that wasn't entirely fulfilling and I needed to make a change and I would never have made a change on my own. I'm lazy and I like things that are safe.

    So being laid off, that was a big old kick in the pants to do some dangerous things. Get the hell out of my comfort zone. We'll see.

    Basically: no sympathy necessary, but this is one of the biggest reasons I've been absent for a while, and probably will continue to be so for a while. And now you know.

  • With re: Dreamwidth. Eventually I am going to import my journal and start cross-posting, but for the moment, I am just posting on LJ. For what it's worth/for your reading list maintenance/etc etc etc. I am reading my Dreamwidth list actively, though, if that matters to your maintenance.

  • I also have four three one Dreamwidth code left, so if you still want/need one, leave an email address I can send one to. First come first serve, anybody eligible!

  • Flickr and/or Yahoo finally fixed the bug that wouldn't let me renew my paid account sometime in the last few weeks, and so I am all renewed up through June 2010. HOORAY. It is, without a doubt, the best thing I pay for on the internet every year. Except for maybe live StatTracker for my fantasy baseball team. But probably not.

  • Classic bands of the 80s and 90s whose greatest hits/best album I should add to iTunes? shep. and I rocked out to the Bangles' Greatest Hits and Salt-n-Pepa's Very Necessary on Saturday, and I just re-imported The Immaculate Collection, but I need some ideas of other things to import/track down/etc etc etc. GOOD CHEESY AMAZING BAD AWESOME SUMMER MUSIC, PLS.

  • Drinking coffee, applying to day jobs at Duke, catching up on podcasts. Blah blah blah blah blah. MY LIFE IS BORING, OKAY?
Music:: God In A Cup; Food And Technology; Cheap Eats; Bamboodles -- Podcast:Talk -- KCR
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posted by [identity profile] kelufeng.livejournal.com at 01:52pm on 04/05/2009
If you want to sponsor a dreamwidth account for me as well as livejournal... ;) kelufeng at gmail.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 01:53pm on 04/05/2009
of course! check your email. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] kelufeng.livejournal.com at 02:00pm on 04/05/2009
Got it, thanks!
 
posted by [identity profile] bexone.livejournal.com at 02:24pm on 04/05/2009
i maintain that dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince made some of the best summer music ever.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:26pm on 04/05/2009
oh man. i may very well just have to go there. damn.
 
posted by [identity profile] romanticalgirl.livejournal.com at 02:27pm on 04/05/2009
Bananarama! Wham!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:48pm on 04/05/2009
i am not sure i could handle an entire album of bananarama, though. that's a lot of bananarama. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] romanticalgirl.livejournal.com at 02:53pm on 04/05/2009
Yes, that is true. But at least with a "greatest hits" you get, you know, the greatest hits, so they're all decent Bananarama.
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posted by [identity profile] bunnymcfoo.livejournal.com at 07:51pm on 04/05/2009
also, Cruel Summer is kind of one of the best summery songs EVER. /o\
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posted by [identity profile] traveller.livejournal.com at 02:41pm on 04/05/2009
AHAHAHA YOU'RE GOING TO END UP WORKING FOR THE DEVIL(S) I JUST KNOW IT
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:48pm on 04/05/2009
HEY, IF IT PAYS THE BILLS :D
 
posted by [identity profile] febrile.livejournal.com at 02:49pm on 04/05/2009
"The best things happen just before the thread snaps."
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:51pm on 04/05/2009
Yep. Exactly.
 
posted by [identity profile] riverlight.livejournal.com at 03:02pm on 04/05/2009
C+C Music Factory ("Gonna Make You Sweat" being the single I recall) was totally the soundtrack to my childhood one summer. Also Ace of Base, the Sign. I still actually listen to it OFTEN (perhaps more often that I should admit to) but it's just so…cheerful!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 03:13pm on 04/05/2009
ACE OF BASE. i am totally going to download ace of base.
 
posted by [identity profile] riverlight.livejournal.com at 07:24pm on 04/05/2009
They are SO DELIGHTFUL, seriously!
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posted by [identity profile] bunnymcfoo.livejournal.com at 07:50pm on 04/05/2009
I CANNOT LIE, ACE OF BASE MAKES ME HAPPY.
 
posted by [identity profile] zannah.livejournal.com at 03:06pm on 04/05/2009
What is your dreamwidth name!

You never write, you never call. *snif*
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 03:13pm on 04/05/2009
is the same as this name! i posted about it a few weeks ago but i have been lazy about tracking people down because i'm not 100% over there yet (not even 10% over there, really).

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posted by [personal profile] starfishchick at 03:16pm on 04/05/2009
I am *THISCLOSE* to getting the live StatTracker...
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 03:23pm on 04/05/2009
i had it two summers ago and it made me incredibly obsessive but also incredibly competitive. :D
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posted by [personal profile] starfishchick at 04:28pm on 04/05/2009
Yeah, I'm afraid of over-obsessing with it. (But I did love it during the free preview..)
 
posted by [identity profile] afadingvoice.livejournal.com at 03:45pm on 04/05/2009
Can you hook me up with a dreamwidth code? afadingvoice@gmail

As for some cheesy 80s/90s music, I have entire playlists for them, because sometimes you just need that. How about the bangles? wham!? old school mariah carey? spin doctors?

As I was just listening to my playlist on shuffle, shanice's "i love your smile" came on. wow.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 04:16pm on 04/05/2009
sent! :)
 
posted by [identity profile] afadingvoice.livejournal.com at 12:14am on 05/05/2009
Thanks sweetie!

Btw, good luck with the job search. I'm in the midst of it as well!
 
posted by [identity profile] vylit.livejournal.com at 04:03pm on 04/05/2009
The Go-Gos are classic summer music, Color Me Badd, and Cindy Lauper. All corny and AWESOME.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 04:16pm on 04/05/2009
CINDY LAUPER <3
 
posted by [identity profile] bloodlossgirl.livejournal.com at 04:06pm on 04/05/2009
Got a dreamwidth code left for moi?

Also, you SRSLY need the KLF "The White Room". Interestingly, Nick's massive music project has moved out of the 80s now and into the 90s, so we're grooving on the early 90s these days. Also, if you don't have Concrete Blonde's "Bloodletting", you need it. That's the soundtrack of being 16, for me, in the summertime.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 04:16pm on 04/05/2009
bloodlossgirl @ gmail? or elsewhere?


i will add those items to my list of things to consider!
 
posted by [identity profile] bloodlossgirl.livejournal.com at 04:44pm on 04/05/2009
hnjames@gmail.com is the one :)
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 06:08pm on 04/05/2009
sent!
 
posted by [identity profile] eleveninches.livejournal.com at 05:34pm on 04/05/2009
I think you should become a ~professional photographer~.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 06:09pm on 04/05/2009
if only. doesn't pay the bills as well as i'd want it to, though.
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posted by [identity profile] lurkmuch.livejournal.com at 06:19pm on 04/05/2009
Poison's Greatest Hits. My shame is great. And yet I know *all the words*.

And I am crossing my fingers for you that you wind up with an awesome job that will make you happy.

 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 07:36pm on 04/05/2009
i own poison's greatest hits. on cd. i paid 99 cents for it, and i refuse to sell it because it is amazingly trashy.
 
posted by [identity profile] smithashley.livejournal.com at 09:50pm on 04/05/2009
I saw a job posting for a library position in JAPAN last week... if you have any interest I'll go dig it up for you. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 12:34am on 05/05/2009
HA I WISH. i don't even have a passport.



which is to say, thank you but i shall pass; gonna stay in the ch for the time being. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] quicknow.livejournal.com at 10:29pm on 04/05/2009
re 3: If you decide to move over to Dreamwidth full time, I'll have to find a code. For now I'm good.

re 5: Bel Biv DeVoe. New Edition. Bobby Brown.
Air Supply. Wham!
Biz Markie. Digital Underground. Tone Loc. Young MC.
OLD Beastie Boys.
(It is a good thing I don't have much shame)
 
posted by [identity profile] sundancekid.livejournal.com at 04:17am on 05/05/2009
Spice Girls!
 
posted by [identity profile] angela-o.livejournal.com at 02:50am on 06/05/2009
First, my sympathies on the job loss. We went through this with my husband last fall and it's scary. I'll keep my fingers crossed that something good turns up soon.

Secondly, I'd love a DW code if one's still available.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 04:59pm on 09/05/2009
do you still need a DW code? because i have one with your name on it, if you still need it! just leave me an email address to send it to.
 
posted by [identity profile] angela-o.livejournal.com at 04:21pm on 10/05/2009
That would be great!! It's like another Mother's Day present for me. :)

Please send it to virgo1107 @ hotmail.com. (Removing the spaces)

Thanks Min!
Edited Date: 2009-05-10 04:22 pm (UTC)

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