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Anne Geddes = Satan [05 Feb 2007|10:01pm]
[ mood | cynical ]

Today we got in at work this assortment of Anne Geddes dolls. This is one of them; we also have several dressed up in animal outfits. One is an elephant, one's a dragon, one's a bear...you get the picture.

I am unpacking and pricing the dragon one today (I can't find a picture of it online, no matter how I try) and I'm sort of wrinkling my nose at it. It's this miserable looking thing; it's actually got two porcelain TEARS rolling down it's miserable pouty face and it's little spiky dragon mane is listing miserably to one miserable side, and my friend Cheyenne walks by.

"Ooooo, oh my GAWD! I want it!" she shrieks, and thrusts her arms out for the doll.

Eyes wide, I look at her.

"I don't see how you love that poor thing. I mean, it's just. Creepy. Looking. It terrifies me," I say, shuddering.

"Ah," she says. "But I love it BECAUSE it terrifies me."

"That must be why these things sell then," I say. "They're bought by morbid people who want to dress their babies up in costumes, but they won't hold still enough to let them do it. Look how this one is crying! It's a travesty of toymaking, and of Baby Representation. If I was a baby, I would so protest this. ANNE GEDDES DOLLS MISREPRESENT US!" I say, waving the doll around. "No, seriously," I drone on, "This is just wrong. This is putting the infant in a ridiculous, unneccessary, uncomfortable, and certainly embarrassing-in-later-life-type situation! It's exploitive!" I rant, as I sticker it to say $27.50. "AND IT IS OVERPRICED!"

"You think too much," she states flatly. "Just like, put it out on the floor where it goes, like, quick or something, before you get a hernia."

"I'm just sayin'," I repeat. "I'm just sayin'."

I'm putting the dolls out on the shelf, when one of our old-lady-type employees spots me and squeals:

"OOOO! Is that an ANNE GEDDES BABY?!?!?! I JUST LOOOOOVE THOSE!"


...


It is times like these, I wish I did not have the power of speech, so I wouldn't have to bite my tongue off daily.

Anne Geddes is the Devil.

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[09 Jan 2007|07:19pm]
[ mood | crushed ]

We lost Daniel.

For those of you who might not know, Daniel was the smartest cat to ever live. He also had diabetes. And he was 12. And I swear, I cared for him and treated him like he was a child.

He passed away this past Thursday night. He simply stood up from a nap on the couch, and fell over, and was unable to function at any time after that. After three hours of trying to comfort him while it happened, we finally took him to the All Night Vet to be put down.

And we are crushed.

And we will miss him. So much.

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[08 Nov 2006|02:39pm]
So, SC remains a Red State. Which doesn't surprise me one bit. However I can't help but be woefully disappointed that we voted a resounding "yes" to that horrific amendment stating that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman only.

Holding onto our traditional values here in the South is one thing. Sometimes it's even quaint and refreshing. But what century are we in again?

This chick at work and I were debating this morning and, just as I suspected from her, she cited the Bible as her reasoning behind voting "yes".

The Bible is an old-ass book. Cosmo mag from 1982 might be interesting and fun to read, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna follow the "fashion do's" section, 'cause that shit is outta date. And if you think Cosmo mag isn't something I can equate with religion, then consider for a moment what complete slaves we are to trends and the like before you decide. Might be more similar than we realize, actually.

Yeah.
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Haiku Meme [06 Oct 2006|06:42pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Haiku2 for crinklies
my goodness how far
we've come 17 i see so much
of myself in you
@
Created by Grahame
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[05 Oct 2006|10:44pm]
Seriously. I love my work. Lots. But dude. My ass is kicked down, dragged out, insanely tired.

Two more days left in my work week.

*falls down*
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[01 Oct 2006|05:35pm]
I'd really like to know more about the Japanese Horror Genre. I just don't think I understand why these movies are supposed to be scary. My American Brain wants there to be a REASON people are being haunted and killed. And why do all the ghosties have longlong hair that either hangs in their face or flies around the room like an independent creature? I think I'd like to have some sort of a reference material to look at. I really enjoy horror movies and it perturbs me that I can't wrap my brain around this particular style. I'm supposed to be an afficionado, dammit!

Yesterday I tried to watch "Kairo (Pulse)" and while I thought the images and concepts were really scary, I couldn't stop asking "Now how did that guy decide he needed to go to the abandoned warehouse?" and "What's with that girl, doesn't she know if she goes and stands against the wall, she'll become a weird smudge just like all those other 50 people she saw stand against a wall and become a weird smudge?!?"

*sigh*

I'm too Americanized. I expect it all to be handed to me on a plate, I suppose.
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[24 Aug 2006|07:24pm]
It's impossible for me to even properly introduce this post. I haven't posted in a journal of any kind in I can't even tell you how many months. I wonder if anyone will read this! Wee!

So. Here it is.

The List of Stuff You Need to Know to Catch Up

- I work at a florist now!
- It's the largest florist in the city. Nay, the STATE.
- I started out answering the phones and have graduated to Official Showroom Associate.
- Number of Official Showroom Associates: 1

- In July 2005 I had a severe anxiety attack that required medical attention.
- In December 2005 I recieved braces (the teeth kind) as a present.
- As of August 2006 I am, as yet, not a braceface.
- In January of 2006 my Mom suffered a stroke.
- In August 2006 she will have what will hopefully be her final surgery relating to the above.
- In May 2006 I received pottery classes as a present.
- As of August 2006 I have not taken classes yet..

That is pretty much all the major stuff, I think. Eventually, I keep thinking my life will calm down a little. I keep saying this, over and over, and it hasn't happened thus far.

Here's to reconnecting with, uh...whoever is out there.
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[10 Mar 2004|11:27am]
One Year.

Miss You, Daddy.
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1-31and 24-04 Game [02 Feb 2004|10:30am]
1-24-04 Game Winners:

Lamp: Jamie
Wagon: Jamie
Fish: Seri
Bow: Gilbie

1-31-04 Game Winners:

Wrap: Golden Lioness
Lamp: Maeb
Bow: Gilbie
Cootie: Jessy
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My name! [01 Aug 2003|09:53pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

Crystal is the #102 most common female name.
0.207% of females in the US are named Crystal.
Around 263925 US females are named Crystal!
source namestatistics.com


harley is the #2397 most common last name.
0.005% of last names in the US are harley.
Around 12500 US last names are harley!
source namestatistics.com
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Test [14 Jul 2003|06:55pm]
la la laaa....just testing something...
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Pink Turf! [18 Jun 2003|12:03am]
[ mood | okay ]

And here's what my VZones turf looks like now. These are all the same rooms, in the same order. I bricked over all my trusty kitchen appliances, because, hey, Avies don't gotta eat.







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Compatibility [11 Jun 2003|12:54pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

princessjamie 98%
skleslie 91%
uniquely_ambi 91%
hiddendarcy 87%
heavendeville 87%
xenawpca 85%
heraldicrose 84%
elithraniel 71%
How compatible with me are YOU?
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Me Ol' Turf [10 Jun 2003|06:30pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

So here's what my VZones turf looked like (for the most part) when I moved into it. It looks much different now, and I think I shall post those pictures in a day or so:







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Or Maybe... [10 Jun 2003|01:39pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

Uh, not.

:P

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[10 Jun 2003|11:39am]
I suspect that people who read Live Journals are far more apt to comment than those who read other kinds of journals. It's weird. I post three sentences in here in the span of a whole year and everyone is always commenting on it. Some days it's like I couldn't PAY people to comment in my "real" blog.

So, in case anyone is wondering I am going to try and post here a bit more regularly than I have been. And if anyone just feels like doing a layout for this blog for me, just for their own enjoyment, then they're welcome to have at it.
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Random Comments to Random Folk [09 Jun 2003|04:04pm]
I saw this in Cali's blog first.

I also posted this in my "real" journal, FYI.

"Pick ANY 20 LJ users (not necessarily on your friends list). Without revealing their names, say something about (or to) each one of them. Never reveal who is what. (note: chances are, if it's negative & you think it's about you, it's not)."

Well, I don't think I know 20 LJ users, so I'll pick from my Reads List, over there. So all these are directed at people from that, who may or may not have a LiveJournal. So there.

1. Beware the tomato hornworm!
2. Shpadoinkle!
3. Man, are you ever cute! *whistles*
4. In a perfect world, I would have been born your sister.
5. I know what it's like to feel helpless, too.
6. I think we're more alike than I figured before.
7. Sometimes looking at what you have instead of what you don't can be a nice change of pace.
8. You are completely psychotic. You scare me.
9. You're dear to me, though we don't speak often.
10. Brilliant, you are. Just brilliant. If I had your brain I'd explode.
11. You! Quit it with being a chameleon and show your real self for once.
12. I'm so worried about you. So, so worried. You won't hear it from me, though.
13. We think so much alike. And where you and I differ happens to be pleasant instead of an obstacle to overcome.
14. *Salutes* YOU for President.
15. I wish I had the certain sense of optimism all the time that I feel when I read what you write.
16. My goodness, how far we've come.
17. I see so much of myself in you.
18. Gee, your hair smells terrific!
19. I used to be so jealous of you. I'm not anymore though.
20. *sings* 'Cuz PINK is my favorite crayon...

Okay, so now that I read over these, almost none of them seem like they're intended for who they're intended for. Some do, but most don't. Sorry, I don't suppose I helped you out much with the guessing.

*teehee*
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[29 Apr 2003|11:00am]
Hihi you guys! I'll make myself a little picture for here so Daria isn't hanging out with you guys.
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From Skippy [27 Feb 2003|08:49am]
In my inbox this morning:

"if you're like most of the staff here at skippy, you tried to call your senators and/or the white house on wednesday to participate in the virtual march, but only got busy signals. the solution? keep calling on thursday! the anti-attack-iraq message means just as much on the day after hump day!"

Just thought I'd inform the public.
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TESTING [25 Feb 2003|02:15pm]
Okay. I figured THIS part out. Now I need an avatar-type thingy.

*wanders off*
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