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Just a little update to give my friends a wave and let you know I'm still around. ^_^

Scared To Pissed In 0.5 Seconds

This past Sunday, I noticed that someone else living in the building had scrawled a racial slur on the back stairway wall nearest the door leading to my floor. This freaked me out; up until that time, the worst I'd seen was a note taped to the laundry room wall that addressed a dispute over washing machine use.

When I got home last night, it was to find a reply scrawled in red; this morning, a reply in the original vandal's hand spouting more slurs.

Enough, already! This is my home they're defacing, and I'm sick of it! I'm calling in to the rental office when I get to work & reporting this, even if I have to leave a voicemail message.

It'll get better... After all, it's Wednesday.

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The vacation to France went well; now I'm waiting in LaGuardia airport for the next leg of my trip set to take off at 7am. Can't sleep; I've heard at least half a dozen versions of "White Christmas" of varying quality. Now the o'dark hours are saved by Louis Armstrong's version of "Winter Wonderland". :)

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Today is the day

I'm sitting in the Chicago O'Hare airport terminal waiting for my flight to Paris; waiting's a little easier than expected thanks to my new favorite winter treat - Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate. *Happy Place* Mmmmmmm. ;)

On the downside, since I was put on an earlier flight (which might have something to do with the snow storm blowing into Minneapolis) I haven't found out what gate I'll need to get to. Oh, well... I guess that means I get to relax a little longer. :)

To be continued...

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Writer's Block: What's my motivation?

If you could replace any actor/actress in a film with someone else, who would you replace, and why?

Oh, wow... tough one; because I can think of so many films that could have benefitted with a minor casting change or two.

It's always bothered me, though, that Kevin Costner was cast as the lead in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"; and that was not just because he's an American and didn't even bother to try to do a British accent, it's because I felt there was just too much of a two-dimentional feel to the character as he handled it. It's a role that should have been a break-out role, a proving ground for an actor who hadn't had the exposure in the US.  I would have cast Richard E. Grant. (Ironically he had been considered for the role of the Sherrif of Nottingham, so it would have been interesting seeing him and Alan Rickman play off each other. :)

Writer's Block: Gobble Gobble

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S., one of the few American holidays where the only things you're expected to buy are groceries. Some cooks like to go all out (see: turducken), others prefer to just go out. What kind of cook are you?
Hrm... For the most part, I'm a stay-at-home and heat-it-up sort of cook.  I tend to like traditional stuff, but I like to throw in a few new selections as I go along.  I especially love the pies - usually one modest slice of pecan pie will hold me over for the desert portion of two to three meals.

I'm also a quasi-vegetarian (lacto-ovo with modifications) - the past three years (this one included), I've used Tofurkey for my main dish.  Unfortunately, this year I discovered a possible food allergy to Tofurkey (as I mentioned in a journal entry earlier today... or should I say Thursday since I see it's now Friday... but I digress).  In light of this, I have no idea what I'll do for the main course next year.  Maybe I'll just not have a main dish and stick to corn on the cob etc, but it's too early to say yet.
The Priss
Deliberate Brutal Love Dreamer (DBLDf)

Mature. Responsible. Aristocratic. Excuse me. The Priss.

Prisses are the smartest of all female types. You're highly perceptive, and confident in your judgements. You'd take brutal honesty over superficiality any time--your friends always know where they stand with you. You're completely unfake. Don't tell me that's not a word. You're also excellent at redirecting internal negative energy.

These facts indicate people are often intimidated by you. They also fall for you, hard. You have a distant, composed allure that many find irresistible. If only more of them lived up to your standards.

Your exact opposite:
The Playstation

Random Gentle Sex Master
You were probably the last among your friends to have sex. And the first to pretend that you're pregnant. LOL. Though you're inclined to use sex as weapon, at least it's not as one of mass destruction. You're choosier than most about your partners. A supportive relationship is what you're really after. Whether you know it or not, you need something steady & long-term. And soothing.

ALWAYS AVOID: The Playboy, The Loverboy

CONSIDER: The Manchild

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tweedy_girl's Halloween party:

aphrael_childe dressed as a llama.
ashtonian dressed as Millard Fillmore.
bentleywg dressed as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
bibliophile1887 dressed as the main character of "The Best Years of Our Lives".
britwatcher dressed as the King of Burkina Faso, and it suited them disturbingly well.
buffyangellvr23 dressed as a new superhero: Crimson Warrior.
c_ash_flow dressed as Gwen Stefani riding a cow.
catzen20 dressed as Nicole Kidman.
celebsleaze dressed as the Cardinal of Midinocit.
chanceofrainne dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Mighty Commander.
dara_starscream dressed as a rainbow fish.
dark_pheonix dressed as a origin.
galeana dressed as the Moral Power Ranger.
gilesgurl dressed as a Level 14 bard.
gylzgirl dressed as a rat.
ishtaritu dressed as a spoon.
kiwikat69 dressed as the Governor of Tennessee.
kurai_tsuki dressed as a neat vampire.
ladyforash dressed as a vampire.
ladyhanyu dressed as your grandmother.
meegat dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Candle of the Ground.
mrsdrake dressed as Optimus Prime, though it looked more like a Open-source Synergies, Inc. employee.
phendog dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley, and it suited them all too well.
reveur_perdu dressed as Madonna's grandfather, though it looked more like the Cardinal of Osbusdale.
rocalisa dressed as a junior bastard operator from hell.
snapesbabe dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Cheeseball Chickenbrain".
tibbigirl84 dressed as the love child of Robin Williams and Janet Reno.
vampyremoon dressed as Michael Jackson.

Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
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Friendship as art...

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I'd say it's suitable for framing, wouldn't you? :)